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Mazda 3: what if there was a wagon version?

The new Mazda 3 has just started his new career. It was presented in late June, in July we knew the Mazda 3 SportSedan ... and of course immediately afterwards came the rumors about the new Mazda 3 MPS. To this we must add the imagination of Theophilus Chin, a regular car recreations, leaving us now with your version of what would be the wagon version of the new Mazda 3.

No background in the range of Mazda 3 to make us think about this alternative. There is also no official statements or previous rumors that make us think about it. But if we look at the competition, if we look at both European rivals such as Japanese or Korean Mazda 3 ... Why not think of a Mazda 3 Wagon?


Theophilus Chin has captured perfectly as it should be this family alternative Mazda 3. Following in the footsteps perfectly marked by the Mazda 6 Wagon. A rival to the Volkswagen Golf Variant for the Seat Leon ST, for the Toyota Auris Touring Sports, for the new Honda Civic Tourer ... It makes all the sense in the world meet a Mazda 3 Wagon.

A Mazda 3 coupe?

It is not the first time that Theophilus taking the newly renovated Japanese compact. Last month the graphic artist delighted us with a coupe version Mazda 3 ready to stand up to Honda Civic Coupe... unfortunately not sold on this side of the Atlantic.

No claims from Mazda, or at least to know for now, to create both alternatives, we can only dream of a range of Mazda 3 which also compact and saloon were present family mentioned and coupe ... and now that a Mazda 3 coupe with MPS touch.

Source: Theophiluschin.com
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So is the KIA Optima Sportwagon GT: a family of 245 horses

The variant family Kia Optima and it is a reality hand new KIA Optima Sportwagon, but the Korean company not conform to introduce this alternative, more practical, with about 50 liters of load, has also revealed a sport variant of this body, the KIA Optima Sportwagon GT.

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This alternative comes animated by mechanical 2.0 T-GDI, one supercharged gasoline propellant develops 245 horses at 6,000 rpm, with a pair of 353 Nm available between 1,350 rpm and a early 4000 rpm, this engine being associated with an automatic transmission 6 speed.

This version also has regard to the "normal" alternative specific design details, with a new bumper, side skirts and a new rear in which a dual exhaust and a new diffuser appears.

KIA has also announced a better brakes, larger, after some also larger tires, of 18 inches.

In the market, a lack of know its price, power is positioned midway between the Volkswagen Passat 2.0 TSI 220 hp and alternative 280 horses, with prices of 42,370 euros and 48,050 euros respectively.

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Skoda Fabia Combi 2008, detailed photos

The new Skoda Fabia and meets his older brother (at least more "high"), the Fabia Combi already we show you some time. In this case it is the Normal Combi, because you know that also be a Scout version of the Octavia Scout likeness.

The new Combi, which will begin shipping in March 2008, measure 25 cm more than the 5-door Fabia, thus achieving an inner capacity and therefore practicality, than base model. In fact, the only noticeable difference between the two versions are the 180 liter extra trunk in Fabia Combi. This cubic total 480 liters expandable to 1460 by folding the rear seats. He 5 door, meanwhile, it comply with 300 liters capacity expandable to 1163 using the same method.

More photos and details Skoda Fabia Combi 2008:

Skoda Fabia Combi 2008
Skoda Fabia Combi 2008

The powertrains It will also be those used by the rest of the Fabia range. In gasoline leave 1.2 (3 cylinder) with 60 or 69 hp maximum power. Above these is 1.4 to 86 hp more recommended and 1.6 of 105 hp. Supply in diesel, meanwhile, is two 1.4 TDI 69 or 80 hp of maximum power and 105 hp 1.9 TDI. Like other small models VAG group They are betting, in basic versions, 3-cylinder engines. Personally it is something I can not understand and think remaining possible customers benefit VAG brands such as Renault with its 1.5 dCi.

Skoda Fabia Combi 2008

The wheelbase and interior dimensions They are available for occupants identical to the Fabia we already know. Extra 25 cm are fully employed in expanding the trunk.

Skoda Fabia Combi 2008
Skoda Fabia Combi 2008

The interior also they remain unchanged. For those who have not seen a next-generation Skoda will be a surprise for the feeling of quality they transmit. Volkswagen's influence is undeniable and has nothing to envy as a Volkswagen Polo, much better valued socially. It is also large and, depending on the finish, in one or more colors, which enhance the sleeker model side.

Skoda Fabia Combi 2008

The boot capacity will attract certainly a much more familiar than the 5-door Fabia public. Split folding seats allow the transfer of long objects without giving up one or even two rear seats. However, as you can see in the pictures, the tailgate does not reach the bottom of it. To load or unload heavy objects will play extra effort.

Skoda Fabia Combi 2008
Skoda Fabia Combi 2008
Skoda Fabia Combi 2008
Skoda Fabia Combi 2008

The plastic tape you can see right photography help avoid undesired displacements of objects by the trunk. It is not the first equipping something similar, but it is a good complement to its practicality Y low cost They should equip all cars on the market, not just relatives.

Skoda Fabia Combi 2008
Skoda Fabia Combi 2008

He Skoda Fabia Combi It will strongly sticking to the new generation of small models with familiar body. Its main rivals will be the Renault Clio Grand Tour and the Peugeot 207 SW, the same concept as the Fabia.

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We tested the new Hyundai i30 CW: a more than reasonable family

Already on sale the new Hyundai i30 CW (Cross Wagon), the family version of the Korean compact. We have had the opportunity to test it in a brief presentation in which we have encountered a solid and capable car, whose main virtue is the 602 liters of luggage, a figure that allows you to rub shoulders with the SEAT Leon ST (587 l), the Volkswgen Golf Variant (605 l) or the Peugeot 308 SW (610 l).

The new Hyundai i30 CW has length 4585 mm, growing total 245 mm compared to the 5-door version. The remaining dimensions are maintained with respect to hatchbacks, including wheelbase, so the extra length translates directly into trunk. The price increase is 690 €, version by version, based on the 5-door.

CW i30 range

The new i30 CW is presented with 4 possible engines, two petrol and two diesel.

The petrol versions are 1.0 T-GDI three cylinder with 120 hp and 1.4 T-GDI 140 hp (The latter was the one who had the opportunity to try). The diesel offer consists of a single block 1.6 CRDI with two levels of power, 110 or 136 hp.

All engines are known in the Hyundai range and are compatible except the smallest gasoline, with box automatic dual clutch 7 relations called DCT.

As regards finishes, the new i30 CW is available on levels Klass, Techno and Style, in ascending order, tracing the range of 5 doors and with the same equipment than this.

Hyundai i30 CW feelings

The brief tour made in this touchdown allowed us to shoot just straight and constant speed, which is a shame because I think he deserved the product considerably. Still, looking for some empty gazebo curve and if we could do a general idea of ​​their behavior in different situations.

The i30 is a car comfortable and quiet, with a moron suspension that offers a very good compromise between comfort and control inertia. I was pleasantly surprised, really, and has given me the feeling of being an excellent companion for long trips with a point of driving fun maybe you do not expect in this type of car.

We could test the engine was the most powerful of the range, the 1.4 T-GDI petrol engine with 140 hp maximum power. Again, the feeling was good both when accelerating and is a recovering engine stretching until well beyond 6,000 rpm linearly. The entry is soft but perceptible turbo from 1,800 rpm, which will have a frankly broad range of use. I think it's a commendable engine, since the difference in consumption with 1.0 is small, at least according to official figures.

The manual gearbox has a nice touch, with well-defined and slightly damped movements. The tours are in the right spot between long and short marches come smoothly. From this point of view we could save the automatic transmission, but we have also tested other models of Hyundai and Kia and the truth is that They have a double clutch also excellent.

The weaknesses of i30 CW

So far everything seems quite satisfactory in the new i30 CW, but there are details that could be improved. Perhaps the most important is own "gray" car spirit, especially because of the lack of risk in their design. My feeling is that the familiar body is very well resolved and is elegant, but the new i30 lacks character to be attractive enough to compete with the ubiquitous SUV.

Goes unnoticed, both inside and exterior design

Another weakness of the i30 is relationship between materials and price, because inside maybe too hard plastics abound. It is not too important touch problem as the feeling of quality construction itself is present and lack of noise and is notable gaps, but I miss a point in finishing certain plastics that would give an extra cache and better justify prices rather high rate.

Otherwise, I think it's a car that will circulate hundreds of thousands of kilometers without showing signs of aging. It also has 5 year warranty with unlimited mileage, which should make it very quiet to potential buyers.

Although we have not tested in this particular model, the two versions of the diesel engine itself are somewhat below the cream of competition (TDI, HDI ...) so I do think a car to buy petrol version unless we do many kilometers and perhaps this one of his lesser strengths.

Hyundai i30 CW prices

This would be the table no promotions or discounts prices Hyundai i30 CW for at the time of its release:

ModelPrice
I30 CW 1.0 120CV TGDI KLASS MAX22,365 €
I30 CW 1.6 CRDI 110HP KLASS MAX24,015 €
I30 CW 1.4 140CV TGDI TECNO24,715 €
I30 CW 1.4 140CV DCT TGDI TECNO26,390 €
I30 CW 1.6 CRDI 110HP TECNO25,565 €
I30 CW 1.6 CRDI 110HP DCT TECNO27,240 €
I30 CW 1.6 CRDI 110HP DCT TECHNO SKY28,240 €
I30 CW 1.6 CRDI 110HP TECHNO SKY26,565 €
I30 CW 1.6 CRDI 136CV STYLE DCT LUX€ 32.830

conclusions

The new Hyundai i30 CW is a practical and sensible car, with good interior space, a remarkable trunk, good engines (petrol) and behavior changes and the level of the best in the category. It has abundant safety equipment and connectivity with prices after discounts should be around € 4,000 would remain fairly tight at reasonable levels for the amount of car that we took.

Their main problem is having to compete with Hyundai Tucson, located right next to the dealer, and equal price

The main problem facing the i30, apart from some minor plastic is an anodyne image which I think it is going to put difficult when competing with Hyundai Tucson, without going any further, the price is similar but much more sexy in the eyes of the current buyer.


Over 60 years in 32 images Volvo family: Today is a day to celebrate

It defines how a Volvo is for you. I'd probably say it's a safe car, and you'd start by defining the feature, without even having yet put a figure in your head. Reached the point where you start to draw your silhouette, you might think of an SUV, or a good sedan, even a compact, but I am convinced that the option which most people think of when they imagine a Volvo is a familiar body, style station wagon. It's not by chance. Volvo's relatives have turned 60, and they have conquered the world with more than 6 million units. It is not trivial, we talk about one third of all Volvo that have occurred since the birth of the brand in 1927.

Volvo did not want to spend as important as this anniversary. And within a few days, exactly one week, we will know the most distinguished family of all those submitted Volvo in recent years, the new Volvo V90.

To what extent can be important for a brand family, which has even dared to bet on a familiar car racing, the Volvo 850 Estate? It is exactly the same as illustrating this post, and although one of the excuses chosen to advocate for this body outside their aerodynamic advantage, the great victory of this Volvo, who participated in the championship of British cars, was the enormous impact achieved.

Back in 1953 was born the Volvo Duett, one of the first Volvo to be exported to the United States.

Unforgettable, the Volvo 221 "Amazon" 1962 he focused more on his role as tourism, unlike a Duett who was born as a commercial.

Now, it seems that again come back into fashion shooting brake, may surprise us to see the Volvo 1800 ES 1971, which was indeed the very desired by hunters or golf enthusiasts, the famous Swedish family coupe version.

When we talked to imagine a Volvo, chances are you were imagining something like this Volvo 245 Turbo 1974.

... or even in this Volvo 960 nineties, which eventually would end up being called V90. Exactly like the model we will know in a few days.

And as the Volvo who headed this entry, we said goodbye to this Volvo 850 T5-R, a family of high-flying and in 1994 was 0 to 100 km / h in 6.9 seconds with 240 hp. Although plainclothes view, and yellow, this family that was sold in limited series is the same one that attacked the British circuits.

I'm not a fan of family, and my personal situation, either a car with so much space and seats that practically never going to fill. But seeing these pictures, you really do not feel like you have a family with triplets and a German shepherd to say, "Yes, I need a family car"?

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Volkswagen Golf Variant R test: A family to run on circuit?

After testing the Volkswagen Golf and Volkswagen Golf Variant Alltrack GTD, it's turn to make the most of Volkswagen Golf Variant R. To squeeze 300 hp They are hiding under the hood of this specification familiar body with R, Volkswagen suggested we go to the Ascari circuit, a plan that besides draw us a smile, allowed us to analyze in detail the development of this sport for the whole family. A different recipe to what we are used to imagine when we talk about 300hp ... How the Volkswagen Golf Variant R behaved in the Ascari circuit?

A priori, when we speak of a familiar body derived from a compact car like the Volkswagen Golf, the last thing you stop to think about is the possibility of getting a specification of no less than 300 hp, but combine up to 1,620 liters of luggage with a pair of 380 Nm and a power of 300 CV can become a formula very, very, interesting. Volkswagen has decided to jump into the pool and put on the market Volkswagen Golf Variant R from 44,780 €, a gamble that seeks to make a vehicle for the whole family a sport capable of scoring quick little that you set your mind back. Not just talking about a cosmetic kit and engine tuning, but a finish that improves the entire chassis and placed in the engine compartment to propelled 2.0 TSI 300 hp associated with the Automatic DSG 6 relationships and AWD system 4Motion®.

Behavioral, sound and livability, the Volkswagen Golf Variant R is a good candidate for multipurpose car, including some Track-day break

Regarding the Volkswagen Golf R in its body of three or five-door body Variant maintains the same aesthetic elements that define this finish. The changes focus on its rear with a sportier bumpers designed to shelter the four tailpipes, chrome bars and roof spoiler on the glass to identify that this is a Golf Variant R. Aesthetically find a sports hue, but the sobriety of the Volkswagen models continues in this body.

Inside the changes they are also limited to sconces console and doors where the finish is combined in black lacquered aluminum and an inspiration racing. The details that confirm that this is a high performance version are minimal, such as instrumentation with new blue hue, the logo "R" present in the lower arm of the steering wheel and sports seats with inscription R. Sobriety mark the keynote, while maintaining the elegance of the whole, although greater differentiation throwing at fault for a variant like this talking about nothing less than 300 hp.

Volkswagen configured with this specification R adaptive suspension and ability to select different driving modes, tared ESP, response powertrain and steering response. The recipe proposal is outstanding in performance, though no doubt is the drive 300 hp 2.0 TSI which shines above the whole. Work wheel drive system 4MOTION and DSG is impeccable for the bulk of situations, even when demand maximum track, it is best off all aid to not see you penalized for corrections of an electronic . There is a Sport mode for ESP, but with a 4MOTION system works quite well, it helps the brakes are excessive.

The alternative of Golf Variant R is in the Seat Leon Cupra ST DSG by € 8,890 less, although they lose 20 hp, all-wheel drive and value "image"

Perhaps there is a customer that the system 4MOTION not entirely convince you, looking for the alternative in a system of permanent all-wheel drive with center differential mechanical or controlled type. It is not usual, is that consumption to the advantage offered by the rear disconnectable and the good performance shown, it will only miss them better traction for very specific cases.

At the product level, the Volkswagen Golf Variant R is a vehicle that has very few competitors, for only the Seat Leon Cupra ST can destaparse as a rival to be considered by approach and a price from 33,870 €. Still, the Seat Leon Cupra ST defends a different position with a more aggressive look, 280 hp, only two-wheel drive and, yes, possibility to install a manual gearbox. The Volkswagen Golf Variant R starts at 44,780 €, but raises the bar up to 300 hp and installs standard all-wheel drive and automatic transmission DSG. It's a different family, but a family to think about it.

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Mercedes CLA 45 AMG Shooting Brake test Does anyone fancy a spicy family ?:

When we were invited to try the new Mercedes CLA Shooting Brake in Frankfurt belive we knew we were facing an opportunity we could not refuse. Especially knowing that also cataríamos the Mercedes CLA 45 AMG Shooting Brake, his spicy and sporty version, and even if for a limited time and in a different environment than we usually use for our tests. I honestly did not expect large dynamic changes from the Mercedes CLA. But you will be with me that is a really interesting model, a declaration of intent Mercedes-Benz. If all this we add the most powerful four cylinders we have tested, and is currently marketed in a tourist street, we must assume that the fun is guaranteed and we are probably facing a even single original bet on the market.

Four-cylinder engine, 360 horsepower, four-wheel drive and dual clutch transmission. What more could you want?

The Mercedes CLA 45 AMG Shooting Brake is not a coupe, not a sedan and although it seems a familiar, has details that away slightly from other compact sports family, such as the recently updated Ford Focus ST Sportbreak, who has also gone through our hands. Belive we refuse to follow the commercial gambling brands, they call Coupé, rather sedan, a 4-door Mercedes CLA. But it is true that refer to him as familiar, or station wagon, for good and evil is unfair to a car that according to its creators is a Shooting Brake.

On the other hand think of this car employs a 1,991 cm3 engine that develops 360 horsepower at 6,000 rpm, It associated with a dual clutch and an all-wheel drive which normally acts as a front, pure and traction, to save fuel avoid drag losses, and in sports conditions, to prevent loss of traction, it is capable of achieve a distribution of 50% between axes.

Outside it is aggressive, but not overly tacky, unless special edition OrangeArt choose. To taste, colors, and never better, but the line is almost like OrangeArt dress with tuxedo and bow tie and wear a Nike Air Max.

We find a sunny day in Frankfurt, spring has arrived in Germany and recommend us to escape us to the area of ​​Taunus, about mountain roads that are not too far from the business district of the German city and where we are about 600 vertical meters; Very funny curves, hairpins, ascents, descents, and stretches where ultimately the important thing is not going very fast, but enjoy driving. To go fast and have opportunity to leverage some stretches of autobahn until traffic congestion prevents it, at this time do without speed limit.

The Mercedes CLA 45 AMG Shooting Brake, even with processing in family or rather, in shooting brake, continues to enjoy all the rage already saw in the Mercedes CLA 45 AMG and Mercedes A 45 AMG. We were entranced watching his generous grille, black rims 19 "optional (the standard are 18"), Turbo AMG emblem on the front fenders, rear diffuser, and so on.

Details that, in any case, are not at all strident. A priori is not an extraordinarily aggressive and flashy car, although it draws stares. Although I must say it's not garish unless you choose the OrangeArt Edition decor, which I'll discuss later.

Although still backfiring and sounding like a beast in high, its sound is more civilized than in the other models in the range 45 AMG.

As we activate the contact and started the route there is already something that surprises us. The Mercedes CLA 45 AMG Shooting Brake still sounds glory, their backfire escapes, the gurgle at low captivates us, the roar in high invites us to forget for a moment of consumption and speed up each gear to the red strip of the counter. But their sound is more civilized and peaceful than other four-cylinder AMG brothers, in the Mercedes A 45 AMG and the CLA 45 AMG.

It notes that Mercedes-Benz has sought to strengthen its role as Gran Turismo, the comfortable traveling at high speeds or very high if you're lucky enough to travel on the German Autobahn, with maximum comfort possible.

Mercedes acknowledges that indeed that was his goal, that a higher voice than the other unless we accelerate with intensity not notice. Mercedes confesses another secret of its sound, so that this does not conflict with the rapidity of its dual-clutch AMG SPEEDSHIFT, delete briefly ignition and injection under full load at the time of shift gears so that the sound is - and I quote verbatim - "more provocative". It is.

The setting of the damping is softer than CLA and Class A, but the commitment to sportsmanship remains.

That quest has made comfort Mercedes-AMG also opt for a softer chassis moron, for a more comfortable ride than his brothers range. Mercedes Class A, even in versions with AMG sports chassis, it turned us too hard, uncomfortable for these modest taste testers who are licking their lips every time they have to get on a sporting thoroughbred.

The Mercedes CLA 45 AMG Shooting Brake is the opposite. We believe that Mercedes-AMG has achieved a more optimal point that far sacrifices sportsmanship, but preserves the comfort expected of a car that we drive on the day.

It is true that our feelings may be slightly adulterated, and as we equip the tire that comfort can be even greater. Although we accompany a pleasant time for Frankfurt these days, on the verges of the roads we drive there is still snow. Y used cars we tested winter tires - of different brands such as Michelin and Continental - somewhat noisy, especially when we negotiated very slow corners.

Performance, despite the proportions of her body, do not look too penalized compared to a 45 AMG.

We forget that civilized aspect as we step on the accelerator, gears hurry and contemplate a detail that I personally love and we have mentioned on more than one occasion. It is unusual, much less than in an analog speedometer covering the whole area, the 120-130 km / h, the maximum speed limit generally have in Europe, is reached in a quarter of the route of this. So that the needle reaches the halfway longer have to travel on a very long straight Autobahn, without traffic or a circuit. Remember that although this car is limited to 250 km / h by electronic, your speedometer reaches 320 km / h.

This Mercedes CLA 45 AMG Shooting Brake we say that we love as accelerates, also its ability to transmit all the push to the asphalt in an instant. From 0 to 100 km / h accelerates in just 4.7 seconds. With the added weight of your body, it only takes one tenth more in the sprint than a Mercedes A 45 AMG.

We love the feel of his address, with perfect weight we expect a sports car cut like this, but still comfortable for the day. Not to mention their finishes and interior design, Performance steering wheel, trim carbon fiber, Performance sports seats that perfectly conform to our back, nor are so uncomfortable to access the interior, the feel of his cam ...

These are the "kettles" riding for brakes, with red calipers and AMG in black.

Look at this detail of the rims and tires we use in this test.

And under the hood this is the picture. The four-cylinder engine more powerful on the market. Mercedes-AMG advocates four-cylinder engines is by no means a disappointment, not to mention the commercial success that supposed this idea. Mercedes-AMG already sells more four-cylinder sports eight.

As for practicality, the rear seats of the Mercedes CLA 45 AMG Shooting Brake are not as spacious and accessible as other compact family, not its cargo space, its trunk. But to talk about all that you refer to our test of the Mercedes CLA Shooting Brake.

Finally, extravagance. The Mercedes CLA 45 AMG Shooting Brake is available with a line, limited edition, called OrangeArt. orange details on the radiator grille, mirrors, rear spoiler, tire rim topped matte black, and even covers bi-xenon headlamps. A board has also been trimmed and topped with orange inserts. In short, a car for those who do not want to go unnoticed.

The Mercedes CLA 45 AMG Shooting Brake is available from € 63,750. They are only 600 € more than the CLA 45 AMG and 7,750 € more than a Mercedes A 45 AMG. The difference from a Mercedes C 63 AMG Estate, which is already a completely different and eight-cylinder biturbo engine car, amounting to 30,000 €.


Thorough test: Mercedes E 220D 4MATIC All Terrain the Class E I wanted to be todocamino

The family cars years were considered logical purchases, which the function was always more important than form. Were not considered passionate cars, cars were parent. Everything changed years ago with the first sporting family: Audi RS6 now a performance Avant develops 605 hp and can still carry two child seats and purchase of the month, while Nürburgring fire. Other relatives have chosen to "jump into the mountain" in search of that passionate side, blurring the boundary that separates them from the todocaminos. He Mercedes E Class All Terrain this proof It belongs to the latter group, and is one of the latest developments in this segment.

He Mercedes E Class All Terrain we are testing is the jacket version of the Mercedes E-Class Estate. It is a premium familiar with all-wheel drive that we have tried to provide better traction off-road, as well as a more seasoned look without losing a relatively traditional forms. The All Terrain have been one of the latest additions to the E-Class W213, Global long whose start was last year. Is the first family SUV Mercedes, and is a torpedo at the waterline of the Audi A6 Allroad, clear pioneer in the premium aspect of this curious niche.

It is the response of the Audi A6 Allroad Mercedes. In the general spectrum reference in this interesting niche market is the Subaru Outback.

The unit has passed through our hands commercially identified as Mercedes E 220D 4MATIC All Terrain. It is equipped with the most powerful version of the turbodiesel engine access a OM654 four-cylinder premiered in Class E - loaded aimed at both obtaining a lowest possible consumption, and the reduction of pollutant emissions technology. Is a 2.0 turbodiesel engine 194 hp, always associated with a automatic gearbox 9G-TRONIC nine relations and torque converter. All Mercedes Class E All Terrain are standard 4MATIC permanent all-wheel drive.

Knowing the familiar Mercedes pulling the mountain

Under the car park Mercedes-Benz Spain and parked in a corner I find at my Class E All Terrain - at least it will be mine for a week. This unit is painted in a metallic gray color called selenite, a dark gray highlights especially the evening sun. I knew the Mercedes Class E All Terrain measured 4.95 meters long, but in person even more impressive length - and it should be considered if our garage has generous dimensions. Its rear lights are illuminated, and LEDs make dance the thousands of reflective crystals inside in a beautiful visual game.

The All Terrain Mercedes E-Class is available with two diesel engines: a 2.0 four-cylinder and 194 hp (220d) and a powerful 3.0 V6 258 hp (350d).

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The Mercedes E-Class Estate is already well known, and is a car that sin of being too sober. The All Terrain remedied this situation with a chrome guards the front, a bumper sportier design and wheel arches framed in dark plastic. Plastic also found on the rear bumper. Not renounce elegance of a Mercedes, with chrome tailgate, frames its glazed surface and silver bars of roof. Next to a optional 19-inch wheels, it is a car with plant, with an imposing presence.

Its interior is essentially identical to that of the Mercedes E-Class four-door, so that I will refer to his thorough test not to repeat. However, I must issue several praises and some other complaint. I liked the performance of fully digital instrumentation of this unit, composed of a 12.3 inch screen configurable, which melts in the same module with the screen infotainment system, of identical size. This unit had leather seats and fabric, not equipped the Burmester sound system other press units, more aquilatadas.

The decision to mount the shifter on the steering column frees up much space in the center console, ideal for a large hollow slide where empty our pockets.

I have to praise the seat comfort and excellent ergonomics of the driving position. However, the interface man-machine communication can be improved: there infoentrentenimiento team functions that can be performed with three different controls. This team COMAND Online It offers a number of overwhelming and very valuable information, but its performance is not as intuitive as other rival premium - and this is a point to improve, given the buyer profile is rather traditional. What about dashboard design? Spectacular, right?

I agree: the interior design of this Mercedes Class E is impressive, especially with the metal trim that runs across the dashboard. But not everything that glitters is gold, and when this molding gleams because you are giving the sun, look at any point inside the car is very annoying. The pull from ear to Mercedes does not end here: the finishes and materials used therein are at a lower level than its rivals. Although the settings are good, some plastics feel cheap and creaky touch. They are out of place in a car whose starting price is 66,550 euros.

The rear seats with only a pushbutton. Serial equips a network of separation between the cargo and passengers. Its capacity is sensational.

On the latter, we must mention the trunk car, identical to the E-Class Estate. A huge trunk of perfectly regular dimensions, with maximum 640 liters of storage volume - significantly higher than the Audi A6 Allroad (575 liters) and BMW 5 Series Touring (560 liters). This trunk increases to 1,820 liters if the rear seats folded. A lack excel in a car designed to leave the asphalt is his no spare wheel complete - not even an option, only has a puncture kit and the configurator offers us ride run-flat tires.

The wheel of the Mercedes E 220D 4MATIC All Terrain

One of the main differences of this Mercedes E 220D All Terrain with other Class E, is mounted standard air suspension - optional on other versions. This AIR CONTROL air suspension BODY It puts the car at a height 15 mm higher (in its automatic position) to other E-Class family. From inside we can raise additional 20 mm suspension, achieving a ground clearance of 156 mm - whenever we shoot less than 35 km / h. Not a great value, but allows this family travel on roads in which a conventional car would brush their low.

All Mercedes Class E All Terrain carry standard air suspension BODY CONTROL AIR. Its maximum ground clearance is 15.6 cm: Right,
but less than a Volvo V90 Cross Country.

This air suspension is characterized by comfort. Digests imperfections asphalt roads with a sublime softness, and it is especially comfortable on the road. In my test I have circulated mainly on roads in good condition, but neither would have choked the few roads in poor condition to which I have submitted. We just have to note that their battle is 2.939 mm, and ventral angle is therefore improved. Although Bridgestone Potenza tires wore road, muddy or loose gravel areas have not been a problem. We have even dared to cross a small bridge.

For the average user, It is almost as effective as an SUV or crossover, with the aerodynamics and design of a conventional body advantage. However, the Mercedes Class E All Terrain - thanks to its fantastic suspension and the excellent soundproofing of the cabin - sit in their natural habitat when we shot on the road. Hundreds, thousands of kilometers pass in one breath, and in complete silence. He 2.0 turbodiesel engine 194 hp It is very economical on the road: we have achieved a average consumption of only 5.3 l / 100 km a Madrid-Gijon motorway and mountain passes. Stunning in a car of its size and weight 1,920 kilos.

The engine does not have an explosive character and gives great acceleration ... apparently. It does 0 to 100 km / h in 8.0 seconds and if we tread depth, makes the car up to speed with alacrity.

In part, this consumption so content we owe it to your gearbox 9G-Tronic. A torque converter box - silky smooth but rapid itself so we - whose ninth relationship causes the motor to rotate less than 1,400 rpm to 120 km / h. A legal speeds, only downhill slopes gearbox eighth climbing gear. The four cylinder turbo diesel, known internally as OM654, has a rather harsh sound at idle, unsophisticated. Once we closed the car doors barely hear, and even in hard acceleration suggests its operating cycle.

If we feel a big push and demand higher performance, 258 hp V6 is our engine, but the bill raises more than 10,000 euros. For a versatile and minimum operating costs in mind use the OM654 is a propellant that does not disappoint. There are no alternatives to gasoline at the All Terrain range of Class E, curiously. Mercedes has been a Mercedes class E All Terrain radical, a six-cylinder engine twin turbo, 400 hp and axes gantry type, identical to the Mercedes G 500 4 × 42. It is a prototype for now, no sign of production.

Fantastic Matrix LED headlights MULTIBEAM - equipped in this unit - are able to adapt their lighting to traffic, and driving with high beams connected without disturbing other drivers.

This unit not equipped the driving system DRIVE PILOT semiautonomous, In fact, cruise control was conventional.

How much does this adventurous familiar?

Its base price is 66,550 euros, and in the case of our unit, although they had no extras interesting as the pack assists advanced driving - can see proof of these elements on this link, courtesy of my colleague David Artés - the total bill amounted to 75,446 euros. Paint, tires and illuminated door openings totaling nearly 1,500 euros, the other optional elements of the Premium and Technology packs. Optional TFT instrumentation, lane departure assistants, the warning vehicle in neutral or browser is included in these packs.

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Kia Optima Sportswagon test: recovering hope in family vehicles

These are bad times for the family sedan and derivatives thereof, and generally anything that is not an SUV or SUV has aspect. And that's why just turn to put at the controls of a family vehicle, such as Kia will discuss in this Kia Optima test Sportswagon, to reconcile a forgotten segment that still has much to contribute to anyone deciding to buy a comfortable car, but especially spacious. In a field dominated by a select group of products and generalist brands, but mostly German premium, family version of the Kia Optima faces the challenge unapologetic, and offering a solid and very competitive proposal in terms of their relationship to quality, equipment and price. His fierce competition to be found in the familiar versions of the Volkswagen Passat, the Opel Insignia or the Renault Talisman.

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Although everything from Kia are optimistic. Currently el Kia Optima represents a tiny fraction of the total sales of Kia in Spain, of which one out of two cars is an SUV. Spain is no country for relatives, or at least it was not, although we have recently seen remarkable success cases like the familiar version of the León, the SEAT Leon ST. The Kia Optima continues to position a step above the family derived from a sedan, next to 5 meters long (exactly 4.855 meters). Still, Kia is confident that in this category involve family two-thirds of total sales, leaving the remaining three bodies sedan third.

Starting from € 23,645 (with 7,535 € including promotion and funding), diesel engine, Sportswagon the Kia Optima is a very suggestive alternative. Although interest increases, especially when we opt for higher equipment lines and, of course, expensive.

Which you see in these images it is not a Kia Optima Sportswagon standard, but a GT Line version. The Kia Optima Sportswagon already has a very attractive appearance, thanks to a frontal personality, a result of your grill shaped nose tiger, and a suggestive back, and character, thanks to details such as the collapse of the roof - which has with chrome bars standard - and the design of the lateral line glazed raising the waist to the rear.

The GT Line line does nothing to further accentuate the features of the Kia Optima Sportswagon, giving it a sportier look, but also an extra equipment. Consider that the GT Line line represents additional € 1,750 with respect to the next lower finishing, Drive, and € 6,950 compared to cheaper Sportswagon, the Concept.

Thanks again to their line GT Line, this Sportswagon is equipped with a sporty front bumper with chromed intakes, two exhaust on a more aggressive rear diffuser, some chrome and alloy wheels 18 ". Plus other details you see on board.

Mechanical few options: diesel or gasoline engine with enough power

The choice of engine in the Kia Optima Sportswagon range is extremely simple. The options are limited to a 1.7 CRDi 141 hp, a diesel available with 6 speed manual transmission and dual-clutch 7-speed that is an extra 2,000 € and gasoline engine 2.0 T-GDI 245 hp potenciit is reserved for GT models Kia Optima and Kia Optima Sportswagon GT. In this test we had the chance to drive a Kia Optima Sportswagon GT Line engine 1.7 CRDi, but previously already had a first contact with the Kia Optima range, which we could test the Sportswagon GT, and Optima PHEV, plug-in hybrid, with sedan body.

Engine performance is acceptable and more than enough for a car that is very close to 5 meters in length. It is smooth and progressive, at least in combination manual gearbox, and not too noisy, especially on the road, where he also surprised us good sound insulation in general Kia Optima. A 120 km / h marker in return journeys over 100 kilometers, and on the highway, our consumption hovered around 5.5 liters / 100 kilometers. In town, and mixed routes, will usually exceed 6 liters / 100 kilometers and not be too far from the 7 liters / 100 kilometers.

As happened with the first Kia Optima had the opportunity to prove that his predecessor, we still convincing and much work he has done for this sedan Kia has a good footprint and extremely comfortable. Its chassis also has a great aplomb and does not charge excessive roll or pitch. The only detail that remains is to convince a touch of soft and imprecise direction in a stretch of curves takes away all the confidence to go a bit faster than I had indeed given good chassis tuning. A detail that, ultimately, is that Kia has prioritized above all comfort to a sportier feel. This latter feature being reserved, the sportsmanship, a Kia Optima Sportswagon GT yes enjoys a moron own chassis and steering and more focused on that aspect.

The Kia Optima is presented with a finish which, in its simplicity, appear quality, solidity and a good fit. The Kia Optima and comes standard Sportswagon from its most basic version, the finish Concept, seven airbags, alloy wheels 16 "front fog lamps and LED daytime lighting, ceiling type antenna shark fin, onboard computer screen 3.5" browser screen 7 "parking camera , Android Auto and carplay, TomTom services, dual zone climate control, cruise control, rain sensor and lights and trunk network. You see, a very complete equipment for a car of its size which starts at 23,645 €.

From € 26,845, including promotional and campaign financing, and we find a finish Drive I adds alloy wheels 17 "lane keeping assistance, signal recognition, dynamic wizard beam, rear light LED, xenon, darkened moons, onboard computer screen 4,3 ', upholstered mixed leather and fabric seats, electrically adjustable driver's seat with lumbar adjustment and memory, front seats and steering wheel heating, automatic parking system, boot button and smart key.

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More interesting, if possible, and from 30,595 €, with funding and promotional campaign included the line GT-Line, the same as you see in the pictures of this test. This line adds alloy wheels 18 ", LED headlights directional panoramic sunroof, computer entertainment and navigation screen 8" equipment Premium sound in sunshade rear, aluminum pedals, leather upholstery, ventilated front seats, front and rear heated seats, and tailgate handsfree.

Above, lest we forget, we still find a Kia Optima Sportswagon GT which only sells gasoline engine turbo of 245 hp.

Kia Optima information Sportswagon GT.

Look at this detail of alloy wheels 18 "in two tones of GT-Line.

The rear seats are spacious and very comfortable for two adult passengers, with more limited in its scope and not have a backup overstuffed central plaza. We love that the rear seats have an unusual system as a generalist car as they are further heated seats.

In the GT-Line front seats They are also heated and ventilated, ideal to avoid the discomforts of leather upholstery in summer. They also have two memories.

The best of Kia Optima Sportswagon, and the reason for choosing it instead of a sedan Kia Optima or any other car, is his immense trunk. 552 liters accommodates load, 42 more than the sedan liters to 1,686 liters and by folding seats. The rear seats can be folded in three parts (40:20:40) and, above all, it is much more accessible and convenient for bulky than the trunk of the sedan loads. Important to note that the GT-Line line includes Electric door.

To organize the charge, the Kia Optima Sportswagon also has rails, an organizational system for charging a net to separate the luggage compartment of the passenger compartment, an extra space under the trunk floor and a handle installed on the wall trunk for folding seats.

Without too many extravagances, analog instrumentation with trip computer full color screen 4.3 " Kia Optima - available from online Drive - it is very practical and displays information clearly.

He screen entertainment equipment 8 " It is also very well integrated into the horizontal line that draws the dashboard. Again it is not the last word, much less in entertainment, but it's comfortable and easy to use.

And we told you that the GT-Line line adds much appeal to Kia Optima Sportswagon, inside and out. Look at the aluminum pedals and red stitching on the steering wheel rim fur.

He dual exhaust It is also a proprietary solution of the GT-Line.

After presenting the Stinger Kia, Kia already has in Europe with a reference sedan Kia Optima above, representation, with sporting skills and above all elegance and comfort. The possibility of a Kia Sportswagon Stinger is not yet confirmed, but no doubt it would be an excellent alternative.

Later we'll talk, at length, the Kia Optima Sportswagon and this test.

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Jaguar XF Sportbrake, prices from € 50,850 for family XF

Jaguar has finally covered an important gap in its range from the X-Type Jaguar cease marketing, the presence of a familiar body model. The Jaguar XF Sportbrake arrives in dealerships with an elegant and luxurious bet but especially with the added bonus involving five doors and a cargo space of 550 liters, not abate seats, and up to 1,660 liters volume regardless of the rear seats . To avoid compromising the dynamism despite the burden, even has pneumatic leveling rear suspension standard.

Since September the Jaguar XF Sportbrake depart from € 50,850, obviously including 21% VAT and 4.75% supporting its most basic mechanics concept car tax. Precisely the range of the family model, called Sportbrake has been simplified and distributed in Spain with two diesel engines. On one hand the Sportbrake 2.2 Diesel 200 hp four cylinders is approximately 2955 € more expensive than the sedan. On the other hand the Sportbrake 3.0 V6 diesel 240 hp and 275 hp will be € 5,559 more expensive than the sedan.

The problem that the Jaguar XF Sportbrake is considerably more expensive with 3.0 V6 Diesel engine compared to the sedan it is equal mechanical approval emission is at 163 g / km CO2, seeing thus encumbered with 9.75% in the car tax.

Thus it is formed the price range of the new Jaguar XF Sportbrake:

ModelPriceI.M.Diesel 2.2 Classic50,850 €4.75%2.2 Diesel Luxury53,700 €4.75%2.2 Diesel Premium Luxury61,100 €4.75%Luxury 3.0 V6 Diesel61,750 €9.75%Premium Luxury 3.0 V6 Diesel69,150 €9.75%Premium Luxury 3.0 V6 Diesel73,350 €9.75%3.0 V6 Diesel Portfolio79,750 €9.75%

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Jaguar XFR-S Sportbrake: A high-flying sports in a practical and elegant packaging you do not expect

Jaguar enters the battle of relatives of high-flying and does so with the new XFR-S Sportbrake. The luxury family car has been transformed into a sports machine, devourer of curves, thanks to a supercharged eight-cylinder engine, 550 hp and a top speed - electronically limited - 300 km / h. All this without forgetting that still retain its trunk of 550 liters to 1,675 liters by folding down the rear row of seats.

It will be the first Jaguar to launch a car of this type, which obviously it will be based on the Jaguar XFR sport sedan-S. With this new Jaguar XFR-S Sportbrake the British cover one of the niches unpublished so far for the brand and pitch enter the fierce battle being waged from the German front, Autobahn sporting family as RS6 Avant Audi and Mercedes E 63 AMG Estate. Jaguar prices will also be around the German couple, starting at just under 130,000 euros.

On arrival at dealerships Jaguar XFR-S Sportbrake, after its presentation at the Geneva Motor Show next week, it will occur in April.

A family with muscle derived from a really sporty sedan

The most important novelty of Sportbrake against the XFR-S sedan we have at the rear. The vertical gate leaves no room for such a large spoiler but for an integrated roof spoiler.

Aesthetically this Jaguar XFR-S Sportbrake is a carbon copy of its four-door counterpart. Jaguar has wanted to present it to us in deep blue Ultra Blue and provide a palette of five colors no less discreet than this, in black, gray, white pearl and red Italian Racing Red. It is a family member who is called to twist necks, to draw attention wherever it pass. Simply the front with generous air intakes, the honeycomb grille, lowered and widened his body and 20 "wheels design Varuna.

Changing the Jaguar XFR respect chip-S will occur at the rear. We have a good striking diffuser and two pairs of tailpipes lopsided on the sides, but tailswing with that huge spoiler that delighted all the XFR-S sedan it has been replaced by a vertical gate and a flirty spoiler integrated into the roof. The practicality of its trunk will miss the spicy touch that brought the spoiler so unusual in an elegant British saloon, but the muscle and claw XFR-S is still present.

For its sportier and radical models Jaguar has been betting on a 5.0-liter V8 supercharged. With this block would reach 550 hp at 6,500 rpm and a maximum torque of 680 Nm between 2,500 and 5,500 rpm. The broker rear-wheel drive (so far no alternative feature all-wheel drive) will be a ZF automatic eight relations which essentially is the same as the rest of the XF range but in practice has nothing to do. Among other things would have Jaguar equipped with a feature called Quickshift, ensuring transition between gears quickly and effectively and a false tip-heel in automatic reductions, a small stroke of automatic gas equals the rotation rate of the primary and secondary shafts to save suffering transmission.

Eight cylinder compressor supercharged

The figures in this Jaguar XFR-S Sportbrake remain quite striking. It shall not exceed 300 km / h, because Jaguar has a top speed electronically limited, and 0 to 100 km / h in 4.8 seconds at practice. We can not forget that this is a family on the edge of the 2 tons of weight.

Talk of consumption in a car like this is considered taboo, such as age ask a lady. But we must also bear in mind that we are talking about 12.7 liters / 100 km and 297 g / km of CO2 according approval.

Jaguar has adapted the rear to the nature of this model and the extra weight supported by your body and to assume when you load up the trunk.

In that attempt to maintain its practicality as spacious and family at a time when they wake satisfy our deepest instincts and want to give free rein to all his cavalry, Jaguar has used different technical solutions, such as about active pipes channeling the sound of the engine and the exhaust line to the carrier in Sport mode.

Jaguar has also prepared a tuned differently for this XFR-S Sportbrake respect to XFR-S sedan, a rear axle adapted to the greater weight will have to support and active suspensions to suit the weight distribution and the charge that we add in the trunk. It has changed the stabilizer and the relationship between the brake and ABS has been modified accordingly.

This model will have a tire Pirelli 295/30 265/35 and (front and rear) developed with Jaguar and exclusively for XFR-S.

Even though we do not have any image of the interior of the Jaguar XFR-S Sportbrake, we can guess that it will be exactly the same as we saw in the sedan. Within sportsmanship shown in appearance, it will enjoy a rather sober interior, upholstered with good lateral adjustment skin, seats visible seams (In blue, red or ivory) and emblem R-S tattooed seatback, and an allocation of comprehensive equipment including a Meridian sound system with 18 speakers 825W.

Source: Jaguar
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Mercedes E-Class All-Terrain: 4 Reasons and 33 images to your garage carrying a Class E transformed into todocamino

It's here. Mercedes-Benz watch carefully to Sweden, and products with such reputation on and off the asphalt as family and golf luxury Volvo with a high-end family come over, turned into an SUV. He Mercedes E-Class All-Terrain 2017 It is the latest novelty of Mercedes-Benz, an unprecedented product - in this segment - for the mark of the star we see in dealerships in spring 2017 and is called to compete with rivals like the Audi A6 allroad quattro and new Volvo V90 Cross Country. This is a new version incorporates more than the Mercedes E Class range, after the well-known E-Class Sedan and Estate, Coupé and Cabrio and the new generation expected. But what differentiates a Mercedes E-Class All-Terrain of a Class E Estate? 4 Reasons What could get you to buy a Mercedes E-Class All-Terrain?

1. Cosmetic todocamino

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Effectively, one of the big differences between the Mercedes E-Class Estate Mercedes E-Class and All-Terrain, obvious, is its aesthetic. Mercedes-Benz has raised the body and has clothed his family luxury items that provide a more aesthetic jacket and somehow protect the body to get out of the asphalt. Grill, for example, has been replaced by a double horizontal bar design, similar to the Mercedes-Benz SUV has in store for the house.

Defenses have silver protections and low, and the wheel arches have been protected by a black plastic molding. It will also have three designs exclusive rim 19 and 20 inches.

2. More headroom for the Mercedes E-Class All-Terrain

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To improve their skills off-road, Mercedes-Benz has equipped the All-Terrain with a clearance to higher ground, more specifically 29 mm higher than the Mercedes E-Class Estate. Of those 29 mm, 14 are due to the use of higher tires and 15 mm to the lifting of the suspensions.

This model will series with the pneumatic suspension system AIR CONTROL BODY, with which can momentarily increase the height other 20 mm at speeds up to 35 km / h, to overcome certain obstacles.

3. Drive four-wheel series and E 220 d 4MATIC engine of 194 hp

At its premiere, the Mercedes E-Class All-Terrain is only available in version E 220 d 4MATIC of 194 hp with a diesel four-cylinder. series will be associated with an automatic 9G-TRONIC, with a standard consumption of 5.1-5.2 liters / 100km and CO2 emissions of 137-139 g / km. The four-wheel drive 4MATIC is also standard.

Mercedes-Benz confirms that later a mechanical second six-cylinder diesel be incorporated, also associated with the change 9G-TRONIC and 4MATIC.

4. The luxury and comfort of a Mercedes E Class

But, despite everything, and beyond their qualities jackets, it remains a Mercedes E-Class will have its luxurious and technological interior, with a huge trunk - derived from the Mercedes E-Class Estate - which can also increase its capacity with a row of folding rear seats in three parts (40:20:40).

On board, will have aluminum inserts and carbon fiber, specific to the All-Terrain line, pedals in stainless steel, floor mats with design All-Terrain and finishes derived from the AVANTGARDE version of the Mercedes E-Class, with the enhancements of the line EXCLUSIVE and available Designo.

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Volkswagen Golf GTD Variant and Alltrack: planting facing the SUV with arguments

Family bodies do not have anything easy. SUVs are taking over the market defending the idea of ​​being able to deal with any terrain and demanding, but make no mistake, because those families still have a lot to say when we look truly multipurpose use. With the launch of Volkswagen Golf Variant, Volkswagen wanted to make a safe bet pointing to three specific fronts looking for the side Campero version Alltrack, the option best consumption / performance ratio with finishing GTD Variant and the launching sportsmanship finishing Variant R with no less than 300 hp.

Variant range achieves that the cargo space of the Volkswagen Golf pass 380 liters 605 liters.

We talk about three very different personalities, three finishes seeking coexistence in the market, but they are designed to be unique and cover different segments starting from a compact car like the Volkswagen Golf. In this first part of this presentation that took place in the province of Malaga, analyze the Volkswagen Golf 2.0 TDI 150 hp Alltrack Y GTD Volkswagen Golf Variant 2.0 TDI 184 hp. Two very different personalities associated with the latest technology of the German manufacturer as the Total 4MOTION differential Haldex fifth generation in the case of the Alltrack version or automatic dual-clutch DSG installed in the most powerful diesel engine in the range (184 hp) at its sportier version GTD.

Volkswagen Golf 2.0 TDI 184 hp Alltrack DSG

The Volkswagen Golf Alltrack is available in Spain from 31,540 € with possibility of installing gasoline engines and diesel 180 hp from 110 to 184 hp. Grounds Volkswagen Golf Alltrack are your greater ground clearance (+ 20mm), the installation system Integral 4MOTION center differential Haldex with intelligent distribution of traction on the two axes and the addition of a driving mode offroad which allows better performance all-wheel drive on slippery surfaces, including automatic descent control.

The Volkswagen Golf Alltrack get equal, if not surpass, many skills selling SUV 4 × 4

This variant makes the Golf family in a tough competitor for SUV bodies, as well as having a better space loading capacity and use most SUV adds SUV qualities that allow this body graceful exit of possible clashes against the most capable SUV off road. If we stick to the technical approach, the scheme employed by the Golf Alltrack is very similar to that used by the vast majority of SUV when they talk traction 4 × 4, multi-center differential and a great performance electronics to control the work of each wheel.

Volkswagen had prepared a offroad circuit within the Ascari Race Resort facilities, a place with steep paths and slopes to put on the ropes the 4Motion system specifically calibrated for this Golf Alltrack. The purpose of this circuit 4 × 4 was to test the possibilities offroad driving mode integrated specifically in Golf Alltrack, a system that combines the work of ESP and all-wheel drive 4 Motion to manage each wheel independently to any loss of traction.

In practice, the Volkswagen Golf Alltrack easily meets any todocamino track and facing slopes with guaranteed thanks to the lowering control. The result of simulating the autoblocantes remains artificial, feel leaving electronics is responsible for governing the power train idependencia of our orders on the accelerator. At the same time, the feeling in both suspension and tires was to find an orientation that the stability premium on expressways that comfort in areas unpaved. We talked about a moron who in normal use, roads and city, get this Golf Alltrack not penalized for sways and lack of poise, even when facing minor roads filter to show irregularities.

Volkswagen Golf Variant 2.0 TDI 184 hp GTD DSG

For those seeking a more sporty performance without being penalized by the consumption of a propellant powerful petrol, the Volkswagen Golf GTD Variant adds the associated specification 2.0 TDI 184 hp. It is an option to consider for those seeking a more agile handling and a sportier aesthetic, offering this GTD a good relationship between consumption and benefits to undertake long journeys with the whole family.

Variant Volkswagen GTD is the logical choice for performance and consumption, but it can not hide its sound and feel of diesel engine

Available only with front-wheel drive, but with possibility of installing manual or DSG, the Volkswagen Golf Variant GTD is a very good tool to plan trips with the whole family. With ability to adapt its operation by driving profiles, taring suspensions and address variables can enjoy different personalities in a packaging miso. Regarding the five-door Golf GTD is fair to admit that the work done by Volkswagen to contain the disadvantages of this new rear is noticeable from the outset. The differences are minimal as to how to work the rear axle, showing poise and agility without inertia play against drawn.

Although automatic DSG get a very satisfactory performance, the manual six relationships also offers a very good result, one option to consider for those who like to make the most twisty roads. The Volkswagen Golf Variant GTD from € 33,460 is the most logical option Variant range for results, being the finish that allows more types of uses thanks to the performance of its engine, its distinct aesthetics and good work configurable technical section. No longer a diesel with all that this implies in terms of noise level and range of use engine, making me ponder whether the drive 1.8 TSI 180 hp or a hypothetical version GTI justify their choice towards greater driveability and answer.

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Volvo V60 Cross Country: familiar, is Campero is premium and can be yours for 26,930 euros

If you're looking for a car with bodywork family, some Campero and a touch premium Volvo approach has something to tell the Volvo V60 Cross Country the alternative derived from the V60 offers a number of specific details arranged for his new approach Offroad. This option currently has a generous giveaway that makes it start from 26,930 euros.

The promotional price advertised is financing the purchase with the brand.

This, valid until the end of the month promotional price is for a Volvo V60 Cross Country equipped with D3 diesel mechanical 150PS offering under the label Premium Edition A equipment in which no lack of dual zone climate control, rear parking sensor, cruise control, electric parking brake and power folding mirrors.

What is special about this release?

The main charm of this alternative to a "normal" Volvo V60 is the considerable increase in height thanks to a new suspension. This suspension offers 65 mm height and it is also accompanied by new tires 18 and 19 inch tires accompanied by higher profile, ready to favor off-road use.

An alternative: the Subaru Outback

If you are thinking of a car of this type you can not lose sight of the Subaru Outback. For 29,900 euros you can get with 150 horsepower diesel version ... and has all-wheel drive!

You more about the Subaru Outback in the article "5 Keys to choose the Subaru Outback if you are looking for an adventurous family".

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Peugeot 508 RXH 2015: the rival Peugeot Volkswagen Passat Alltrack part from 37,250 euros

A year ago Peugeot He presented the renewal of the range Peugeot 508 and with it a new Peugeot 508 RXH It was going to be available only with a hybrid mechanics also have under its hood with a mechanical diesel, however, How much does this new Peugeot 508 RXH following the change?

Two engines, a unique finish:

The Peugeot 508 RXH range It is really simple. It is limited to a single level of finish and two engines, block diesel and hybrid alternative finding us with the following price depending on your engine:

Peugeot 508 RXH 2.0 BlueHDI 180 hp - 37,250 euros
Peugeot 508 RXH Diesel Hybrid Full 200 hp - 41,200 euros

The hybrid version has a wheel drive system in which the electric motor acts on the rear axle.

He equipment serial number of this model goes through a full complement in which no lack of dual zone climate control, seat of "semi-leather" electrically adjustable and heated, multifunction leather steering wheel, light sensors and rain, rear view camera, multimedia system touch screen and sound Arkamys, browser, bluetooth, two USB sockets, head up display, speed control, electric parking brake, alloy wheels 18 inches, tinted glass electric mirrors and panoramic roof glass. Both mechanical options are driven by a auto switch.

What we Peugeot 508 RXH offers?

The 508 RXH Peugeot proposes an alternative approach derived offroad Peugeot 508 SW winning on the road orna greater ground clearance, special bumpers where no lack of rigor protections, side skirts and distinctive LED daytime running lights.

In addition to this condition certain vocation offroad model and the result of being derived from the familiar alternative, the Peugeot 508 SW, we found a trunk in the "normal" diesel version offers a load capacity 550 liters while in the case of hybrid alternative is the boot 440 liters.

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