BMW and Volvo among convertibles
I would like to know which of these two cars recomendáis me: BMW 320d Cabrio Volvo C70 D5 or. I'm interested in an average of comfort and sportiness, and pulling a little more to the deportivad. I've already looked at the two cars, but I liked the Volvo but to see that advise me on those two vehicles.
Thank you very much.
You are not wrong, both vehicles offer a good compromise between a quiet ride with that spark of sportsmanship. In the case of BMW the balance leans more towards sportsmanship, 320d Convertible in the suspension is firm and accurate tracing curves, always supported by the effective rear. Engine is a four cylinder turbo two liter with 177 horsepower and a maximum generous torque 350 Nm. Common-rail injection system and fuel-saving EfficientDynamics is able to achieve very content consumption, only 5.3 l / 100 km in combined cycle.
Although the car weighs 1,730 kg due to hardtop system it is capable of accelerating to 100 km / h in 8.3 seconds - associated with a manual gearbox - and reach a peak of 223 km / h. Cornering feel more inertia than a 3 Series Coupe, but soon you may be reproaching this BMW in the dynamic and sporting terms. As for interior quality there is nothing to object, BMW has equipped its cabrio with high quality materials and interior settings are impeccable. When customizing the vehicle offers a wide range of upholstery and trim.
The two rear seats are certainly small, but enough for children or two adults of average height. The retractable hardtop does not restrict car use in any weather condicicón, and in only 22 seconds will be outdoors. However, the mechanism is heavy and occupies an important space, space that is stolen from the trunk. With the vehicle in "coupé format" cubes respectable 350 liters, but that low capacity to 210 liters if we convertibles, a volume similar to a utility small load.
But it is not the most important thing in a cabrio intended for enjoyment. Let's talk prices, 320d Cabrio It costs € 46,400, a figure not suitable for all budgets. In the standard equipment bixenón headlight, indicator tire pressure, automatic climate, Stop system include&Start, sports leather steering wheel, radio CD or 17-inch wheels. The options list is endless, These include leather upholstery, cruise control (should be standard in a nearby car 50,000 €), parking sensors, moldings and several wheels or GPS navigator.
The Volvo C70 follows a somewhat different philosophy, German precision against Swedish minimalism. Aesthetically is impeccable, her figure is very elegant and is in my opinion quite nicer when the BMW cowling. It is a more comfort-oriented than sportiness, but can bring intense feelings if you are required car. D5 engine choice is an interesting option, five cylinders turbodiesel It has considerable power - 180 hp - and it is currently one of the most reliable modern diesel sales. It's babbling at low speeds but the overall feel is satisfactory.
By having 2.4 liter engine peak torque grows to 400 Nm. It is a front-wheel drive, so the dynamic is not as balanced as in the BMW - the engine is heavy and is placed in front transverse position - and loses slightly in pure performance. Acceleration to 100 km / h happens in 9 seconds with a six-speed manual gearbox and the tip is 225 km / h. Recoveries should be faster than the BMW, it is stronger, but its consumption is also higher. The average is 6.6 l / 100 km, what continues to be a fairly tolerable value.
Its exterior size is identical to the 3 Series Cabrio, 4.58 meters, however It's more practical That this. Although its rear seats are also small with the top position the trunk is 404 liters a correct figure for a vehicle of its size. Convertibles - a process that is completed in 32 seconds - we achieve a capacity of no more than 200 liters. The vehicle interior is as luxurious as the BMW but in my opinion more transparent and elegant. As for equipment and finishing we have chosen as contender D5 Summum Cabrio 320d manual version.
Series has bi-xenon headlights, cruise control, the same safe manning the BMW seat with leather upholstery and heated fabric and electrically adjustable climate control, center console inserts genuine wood or brushed aluminum, steering wheel and shift knob covered with leather, CD radio with six speakers and 17-inch wheels. Its equipment is wider than the 320d, but not too much. Optionally we have full leather, vehicle sensing blind, browser, Bluetooth or larger tires. Its final price is about lower 44,818 €.
By preference both are highly recommended options, the most dynamic BMW, the most comfortable Volvo, both with high levels of quality and price that slightly favors the Swede. The decision is yours alone.
Alternatively, another premium cabrio, in this case with soft top, but do not know if you fit your preferences. The Audi A5 Cabrio has just been launched to the market and the 2.0 TDI 170 hp It is an option to consider. The common-rail engine outpaces the old pump-injector refinement and pleasure to use, and consumption are quite content. on average consumes 5.7 l / 100 km, a happy medium between Volvo and BMW. In performance is more similar to Volvo, it weighs 1,735 kg and accelerates from 0 to 100 km / h in 9.3 seconds, which does not stop being a value for anything wrong.
Its interior is virtually identical to the A5 Coupé so we have a very ergonomic driving position and quality everywhere. It measures 4.62 meters in length the rear seats are slightly larger, but two adults can suffer on long trips. Nor is wrong boot, 380 liters with the roof in place. However, since it is canvas, it takes up much less space and can go convertibles with 320 liters of luggage space. We can be outdoors in 15 seconds, in a simple operation that can be run hourly to 50 kilometers.
The drawback is canvas hoods that are less aerodynamic, let more cold and age badly. Audi has built with the best materials, an inner liner option is offered to improve sound insulation. As for equipment, they are standard xenon headlamps Plus, board computer, sports suspension, three-zone climate control Plus, spoiler, Start system&Stop, cloth upholstery, radio CD with MP3 and 6.5 inch screen color, 17-inch wheels or smart key, which is stored safely all data on the drive.
All other equipment is optional but It is noteworthy that the base price is of 43.900 €, the cheapest of the trio. As for feelings and sportsmanship, it would midpoint between BMW and Volvo. I would recommend that probases, you might like.
In Diariomotor: Audi A5 and S5 Cabriolet, Volvo C70, the new Swedish cabrio, BMW 3 Series Convertible 2007