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At the Goodwood Festival taking place this weekend, ie from 26 to 29 June, the automaker Mazda will unveil its limited to the 25 years of the MX-5 edition. 750 Mazda MX-5 Roadster Coupe 2.0i 25th anniversary will be on sale in August in the UK only.

The components are:
– 0 to 100 km / h in 7.9 seconds.
– The maximum speed is 218 km / h
– Consumption is 7.8 l/100 km
– CO2 emissions are 181 g / km.

Mazda MX-5 25th-anniversary

Mazda MX-5 25th-anniversary

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How goes the 525 hp favorite Audi A3 clubsport quattro? AUTO BILD has made the strongest A3 of all time to the test.

Downsizing, hybrid or even electric drive : Challenged by increasingly stringent CO2 limits are the entire automotive industry is greener than ever. The whole automotive industry? Not at all. The authorities responsible for everything Sporty, Sharp and Fast Audi quattro GmbH, developer of reason have indulged in a little time out and put in a few hours, a blue car on the wheels, as well in the time fits like a cream cake to the diet – and therefore as desirable is: A3 clubsport quattro is called the magnetic-blue, which is now to prove his true qualities at a first exit on the racetrack.

So pure, the strap beautifully drawn into the surprisingly soft and wide leather chair tightly and pressed the red button next to the steering wheel spokes, which attracts the right thumb as magical. Then a sound wave rocked the Bavarian province that the ground shakes under your feet and a few kilometers further wiggle the hops. It announces itself here but only a modest five-cylinder to the service, which we know from all sorts of Audi models for years. Modesty? Well, probably not. For in its latest extension of the 2.5-liter engine also has the last manners and stored it up even more Muckis. Where, for example, in the TT RS with 360 hp conclusion blows him a larger turbo with a maximum of 1.5 bar now insane 525 hp and lupft the peak of the torque curve times just to 600 Nm. As seen with other companies, models such as the BMW M 235i with its 326 hp or 360 hp Mercedes CLA 45 AMG suddenly out pretty good and honest.

No wonder, then, that the sedan which shoots, as if she had suddenly the Lambo in the body: its hot song from lust sings During the five-cylinder with its own unique rhythm to the performance and the two gun barrels in LEO2 format called together with the exhaust an angry snort penetrates, the A3 is on a collision course with the horizon and pulverized also the ultimate prejudice of the stuffy saloon. If the 275er rolls pack so right on the 21-inch wheels and the show car catapulted in 3.6 seconds from zero to 100, no later then you should have taken the crocheted toilet paper roll from the rear shelf – otherwise they could possibly a kickdown the rear window by beat, so explosive feels in this car driving at.

Only at Tempo 310 is the end

But unlike an explosion will come to an end of the tour de force here hardly. Faster and faster and faster, the blue flounder and leaves almost everything behind what Audi otherwise provides to the wheels. 250 km / h are for the clubsport a breeze, at 280 km / h depends on the RS 6 and when at 310 km / h then it out is over, you have to let only pull the RS 7 and the R8. Compact? No. Class!

Airbrake helps when braking

The braking protruding from the rear airbrake to reduce speed from 250 the distance to a stop at twelve meters.

The braking protruding from the rear airbrake to reduce speed from 250 the distance to a stop at twelve meters.

So uplifting the frenzy on a long straight is so terrifying experience the first corner. Not because the car would make any funny business there. On the contrary, he directs even a comparatively sensitive. The coilover suspension keeps clean consultation with the asphalt and the variable torque distribution four-wheel drive does the rest for a quick, clean line. But you scared because darkens the first step in the ferrous behind the car to me nothing you nothing of the sky. But this effect is not evidence of the apocalypse, are now fulfilling prophecy climate critics with so much foolishness again. Especially as the Quattro troupe has pushed the CO2 emissions of a fierce battle after all below 200 g / km. But what a view because the obstructed by the rear view mirror, is the so-called Airbrake perpendicular arises when braking from the rear lid in the wind and to reduce speed from 250 the distance to a stop at twelve meters.

Standstill is a foreign word

But stop, which is a foreign concept in this car. Hardly makes the curve, also the foot lowers back on the accelerator, the sedan is just opened, the dual-clutch snaps the next course of seven courses in and accompanied by the angry screws under the hood and the small explosions in the tail pipe pulls the clubsport unperturbed its orbit.

It takes only a few rounds, then drive the show car in a frenzy.

It takes only a few rounds, then drive the show car in a frenzy.

Kick Down and dashing start, with screeching tires through the chicanes, intermediate sprints up to the rev limiter and over again on the brakes until a the Airbrake blocks the view. It takes only a few rounds, then drive the show car in a frenzy and expects every second so that one of the range radio calls to order back in the box and a developer there. Because usually the million dollar individual pieces are flat but made ​​just for show and not for the track. That one, however, with this A3 round can turn round and eventually moved only to look at the rapidly falling fuel gauge to return, for a simple reason: The within three months of a normal S3 derived blue man is already on the way to the series and stands next spring – but in the dress of the Sportback, without Airbrake and probably with about 100 hp less – than a new RS 3 in Geneva.

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This is the G63 AMG 6×6 for special units! Introducing the new armored workhorse for elite soldiers in detail. Seat test!

Mercedes shows the extreme G-Class 6×6. The so-called Long Range Patrol Vehicle (short: LRPV) is designed for special forces in northern Europe. While making the Stuttgarter not more details to the customer, but most likely it involves the Swedish army. So far, only the Australians had put the 6×6. We were allowed to try out the new work unit of elite soldiers in a seat fitting.

Compared to the G 63 AMG 6×6 spartan

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The basic form with double cab is the uniformed three-axle almost identical with that of the civilian G 63 AMG 6×6 , but in detail, much has changed: compared to the AMG acting military vehicle quite spartan. Nude sheet, both inside and outside without cover. All purpose! Only when the screws are exposed, engine and transmission are easily accessible, can be repaired quickly in an emergency. Therefore, in contrast to the lack AMG chrome slip strips and massive wheel arches. The military 6×6 is just not a pretty boy, which ensures impression in front of cafes, but a rugged warrior who prefers to remain undetected in matt green Gewandt. It is only to suggest that the complex converted and armored LRPV is more expensive than the 450,000-euro-AMG.

In no time the Convertible

The LRPV is armored to the hull against booby traps and mines, but also offers up to waist level protection against firearms. More armor would significantly restrict the freedom of movement of the special forces. The windows in the doors and the windshield in front of the front passenger can be solved with quick connects and expand. After that, no more annoying A-pillar, the pivotal movement with a gun. For heavy fighting the elite soldiers also a device for machine guns on the roof is available, called a rotating mount. A lap belt keeps the shooter even when driving fast in the saddle. The rest of the group takes place on bucket seats. Their side bolsters are not as pronounced as with sports seats, because the soldiers would not otherwise fit in with their equipment. The four point harnesses give an idea of ​​how rough terrain in the patrol vehicle from moving.

In the cockpit, the wolf puts

Instrument panel and center console are free of applications and chrome trim, experts reminded the cockpit certainly to the wolf, the loyal workhorse of the German armed forces. Speedometer and tachometer are easy to read. About switch prior to the automatic selector lever can the six wheels on three differentials lock to one hundred percent. The LRPV is based on the G 300 CDI 6×6 by a 184-hp diesel powered with 400 Newton meters of torque. For the military Gerbrauch the payload was increased. At 6.5 tonnes gross vehicle weight of the three-axle vehicle transported four to six people, including its equipment. The footprint of the rear carriage can be removed for better visibility and agility. An optional auxiliary tank for 53 liters of diesel to increase the range of a thousand kilometers. The wheels are optionally equipped with runflat.

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Jaguar shows at Goodwood the claws: The 250-thread-limited, 575-hp F-Type “Project 7” will be shown at the Festival of Speed ​​for the first time.

Das is the fastest cat: The Jaguar F-Type Project 7 comes with 575 HP and a targeted top speed of 300 km / h for the world premiere by Goodwood (26 to 29 June 2014). The engine is the well-known five-liter V8 with compressor , which is also in F-Type coupe is used. Compared to the R version by 25 hp drilled, the power output stage still provides 680 Nm of torque. With this new engine from the design to the forth study ajar by 2013 two-seat roadster Project 7 to 100 km / h in 3.9 seconds and is electronically limited at only 300 km / h.

With us the Project 7 will be presented in August

The headrest with dorsal fin is inspired by the Jaguar D-Type. The low windshield ensures race car feel.

The headrest with dorsal fin is inspired by the Jaguar D-Type. The low windshield ensures race car feel.

Originally, the Project 7 was designed as a single-seater, now also a passenger seat has its place in the cockpit found. The name “Project 7” stands for the seven wins, the Jaguar so far in the 24-hour race at Le Mans could retract. In designing the new release quotes the Jaguar D-Type , who triumphed 60 years ago, three times at the legendary endurance race. In Germany, the F-Type Project 7 will mark the Oldtimer Grand Prix on the Nürburgring (2014 9-10. August) is presented.

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Curves carving and fast motorway stages in the Mercedes S-Class Coupe? The luxury Daimler can do both. First ride in the Mercedes S 500 Coupe!

There are cars from which you do not want to get off. The new Mercedes S 500 Coupe is one of them. Feat, you will say: The S-Class Coupe also cost you at least € 126,000. And the sedan are the high-quality frame. Yes and no. Because there is a difference: In the sedan will be allowed to ride in the coupe, people preferred themselves to the control. And not because here the rear seats lack leg room are good at best for dog or briefcase, but because the coupe brings joy of traveling. The suspension was gently tightened, the V8 may raise his voice when the throttle is rumbling. Carving curves is fun, fast motorway stages also. At the request of travel giant Mercedes slides but only cozy and quiet there.

Technical data of the Mercedes S 500 4Matic Coupe: V8 engine, biturbo, longitudinally front • Displacement 4663 cc • Power 335 kW (455 hp) bei5250/min • max. Torque 700 Nm at 1800 rpm • Top 250 km / h • 0-100 km / h 4.6 s-wheel drive / seven-speed automatic • Fuel tank capacity 80 l • L / W / H 5027/1899/1411 mm trunk 400 l • Empty weight 2090 kg • EU mix 9.4 l Super/100 km • CO2 emission 219 g / km • Price from 125 962 Euro.

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Mercedes has redesigned the CLS. The spotlight’s on demand with multi-beam technique, also holds the nine-speed automatic feeder.

Mercedes shows first pictures of the facelift the 2014er series CLS and CLS Shooting Brake . The modified air intakes fall on the front eye, surcharge future there will be the new multi-beam LED headlamps. Also new to the CLS: the nine-stage automatic transmission with a hydrodynamic torque converter, which only in the beginning of the new E-Class was used. The gear unit is to reduce fuel consumption and increase agility. To use the nine-speed automatic comes in the CLS 220/250/350 ( Diesel ) and the CLS 500 (Petrol).

Six engines, seven variants, up to 585 HP!

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The diesel engines deliver 170 hp and 400 Nm of torque (CLS 220 Bluetec), 204 Nm PS/500 (CLS 250 Bluetec) and 258 Nm PS/620 in 350 Bluetec. For consumption makes the Mercedes still no details, but all diesel to meet the Euro 6 emissions standard. This is also true for gasoline: Here the variants CLS 400 and CLS 500 stand for election, the CLS 400 makes 333 hp and 480 Nm of torque comes on, the big brother brings it to 408 hp and 600 Nm of torque. All engine variants, apart from the 220 ​​diesel can also be ordered with 4MATIC all-wheel drive. The top model is the CLS 63 AMG . it comes with a double-charged 5.5-liter eight-cylinder engine in two versions: 557 or 585 hp. Mercedes gives the consumption of the 557-hp variant (rear-drive) with 9.9 liters of Super Plus per 100 kilometers. With four-wheel drive are 10.4 and 10.6 liters (with the 585-hp engine). And although the large-volume eight-cylinder AMG emit up to 248 grams of CO2 per kilometer, they also meet the Euro 6 standard.

Matrix LED lights provide safety

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On request, instead of the standard full-LED lights headlamps with multi-beam LED technology. Here is an array of 24 high-performance LEDs is controlled individually electronically: Illuminated vehicles are detected by the camera-based Highbeam Assist and hidden from the light cone. The street is always illuminated maximum in this manner, the high beam must never be turned off.

Changes in the interior

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The new detached eight-inch screen on top of the center console is available with a standard CD or radio or multimedia option “Comand Online”. coupling options with Apple devices are standard , optional navigation and entertainment can expand. The seat covers are available in five colors, six different designs and different leather qualities. By default, the brake assist “Collision Prevent Assist Plus” on board that autonomously brakes upon detection of an end collision. Prices are not fixed yet, but will be published in time for the release for sale on 30 June 2014.

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This car is different, as the name suggests. Therefore, we want the Citroen C4 Cactus also introduce different. Only with the head, then with the belly. The head says: How brave – or crazy – you have to be to baptize a car”Cactus”? But please, in that they have indeed exercise at Citroen . A year ago, only one study , the production model is available from September 2014 at the dealers: a five-door hatchback about the Gulf format, with a strong nose and knobby wheel arches like a SUV . It has something, mainly because the sting thing is all around wrapped in a kind of bubble wrap designed to protect against parking damage and basically appears in contrasting color. The fact is that people are watching. Who wants to play hide on the road, drives better golf .

Fact is also: The Cactus has almost as many quirks as spectators. There is no tachometer, no air vents on the passenger side rear vent windows and only in the back hardly more space than the small car. The old-fashioned engines deliver a maximum of 92 hp and only create the Euro 5 emissions standard, which is enough to cozy around gondolas. Nothing more.

Such flaws can be only partially excuse that Citroen plans to offer a simple, reduced car decelerates its buyers by limiting the essentials. Even decelerated happy about such a simple, obvious things like a split rear bench. As apparent customer friendliness quickly unmasked as naked savings glut. “Stop the nagging,” shouts the stomach. It starts with the fact that this 4.16-meter car quite fit into any category and seems to know no direct competitors.

The Citroen C4 Cactus is a car for individualists

The Cactus fulfills at least to some extent, which almost did not appear to imagine in the fully loaded car world: he is “unique” in a pack of his classmates unique. And that automatically moves into the fashion radar of such buyers who are looking for what Standalone or want in order to express their special taste. What somehow all want, and that it was for two relaxing summer. With its realistic costed 18,000 Euros (so expensive a halfway reasonable studded Cactus is) is not the checking and entry threshold at least in heart-breaking height. This fun you can treat yourself to time.

The Dynamic Kick’s more than 110 hp

For this you get a failed compact, which provides exactly going, what its makers promise: relaxed locomotion. The driver drops in a typical broad, rather soft padded seat and is not nor ever goaded by the engine of the instruments live out his wild five seconds. Only the new three-cylinder turbo with 110 hp (follows as of December 2014) to some extent provides those kick that the optics already offers them.

Ranking: Top three of the color combos

Which brings us automatically in the main, the fashionable question: what color? A first, of course, personal, individual and vulnerable ranking looks at place number three: red with black Airbumps . In second place: Lagoon Blue with gray bumpers. And right at the top: white with brown Airbumps. Which combination you find best? Vote!

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The second generation of the Toyota Aygo Raton takes to be the star of the big city runabout. But he is well prepared for the small Japanese is light-footed, nimble and customizable.

Astroboy is small but perky and pretty clever. It has brought the Japanese cartoon character to the idol of the young David Terai. Meanwhile, the Japanese almost 60 and is chief engineer at Toyota . But the little robot in human form, the children in Tokyo adore how children around the world Mickey Mouse, he has not forgotten. On the contrary, has been appointed as the Terai six years ago to the project manager for the Toyota Aygo new edition, he has dusted off the old books again. Because just like the time Astroboy has the second generation of the small car, working on the Terai for six years, using his charm and all the cleverness in order to assert itself as a dwarf in the car jungle.

This is mainly due to the increasingly fierce competition: When the first Aygo came in 2005, he had just nine competitors, today there are 20 And the little Japanese is not only in the race with the identical sister models Peugeot 108 and Citroen C1, now must the Aygo also a brand new Twingo and a four-door Smart resist when he goes on sale in July 2014. Since Terai may already need the help of a superhero – even if it’s only a cartoon character.

“From the crowd stand out”, so therefore was Terais theme for generational change and for that he let the designers all the freedom. Where other Toyota rather gray mouse are, it drives the Aygo quite colorful. Even the giant X, which runs through the front end and extends to the C-pillar, is a challenge to the boredom. And as if that were not enough, looks like some Aygo, as if he had fallen into the paint pot. For only the outside there are ten specially tinted plastic parts, in each workshop can be exchanged. This fits into the time – and at the same time helps in delineating the sister models, the look of the house from time significantly different and, moreover, can also be heavily customized.

Game with colorful consoles

While the outside needs the help of a mechanic for the individualization, can the Aygo inside even the individual adapt Taste: Even in the cockpit there are half a dozen colored consoles that can be replaced in few minutes without any tools. In eight bright colors painted, they bring a little gloss in a hut, which is otherwise pretty dull. Hard plastic, sharp edges or thin fabrics on the narrow seats and a luggage compartment cover labbrige – somehow the basic price must indeed three-and 10,300 euro for the euro to 9950 for the five-door are pressed.

That the Aygo so is hardly more expensive for generational change, is on one side unusual in that it comes much dashing, is better equipped and smart extras like the large touch screen provides with which you navigate online, maintain its Facebook page, listen to Internet radio or can receive the image from the reversing camera.

But price stability on the other side is almost self-evident, because the new Aygo just no longer offers car than its predecessor. At 3.46 meters in length, it is grown outside only a few millimeters, the wheelbase measures 2.34 meters and unchanged if one wants to examine the seven millimeters more headroom, you have already whip out the tape measure. As before, you sit in a small Japanese in the first row quite well, on the other hand must be pretty tighten the knees and swallow twice when looking into the trunk in the rear of the five-door model. While chief engineer Terai has once again flayed almost 30 liters of space. But now with 168 liter capacity the small hatch is already quickly overwhelmed behind the high edge of a normal shopping trip – from a short break to mention.

So colorful and unconventional looks like the Aygo, so he usually drives itself. The one-liter, three-cylinder quacks like it is this type allows intrinsically and with its 69 hp no speed rush. But because the narrow torque of 95 Nm have to heave just 840 kilos, the Aygo at least in city traffic seems much snappier than it suggests a sprint figure of 14.2 seconds to 100. And that at 160 km / h again conclusion is you can get over half way down the Aygo. Because with such a dwarf wants to be – Astroboy back and superhero Image ago – anyway not mix with the frantic combos of racking up the miles in the left lane. In addition, you can also moderate consumption forget the already is already elevated average with a standard value of 4.1 liters. After all, there is an Eco-variant. Although has no start-stop system, but comes with finishing touches in the wind tunnel to a better drag coefficient than the normal Aygo, has a longer translated transmission, and therefore will with just 3.8 liters satisfied.

But the Aygo is not only on the highway alien, even on the road is the small, short Japanese hardly at home. His territory is the jungle of the big city, in which he reflected the more brave: monster nimble, light-footed and clearly he becomes a City Champion and shows all the big SUV’s, station wagons and crossover at next Park House, who in the city saying has. Since the Aygo shows then as Astroboy – and need not fear any great opponent.

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Men toy in comparison, the Alfa 4C drifts against Lotus Elise and Toyota GT 86 Which driving machine makes at the end of the most fun?

Manner it have also not always easy. Since you have just the driver’s license made ​​- to realize that your auto dreams are about as big as the hole in your wallet. And later, when the career is finally agrees and the coal, you have more to think about than case-Displacement with regard to little ones. Sound familiar? Then let us just even dream for a little while. Not by expecting a Touran or Zafira, but “what if” game.

Fanfare, drumroll – as it stands, the new 4C. A Alfa Romeo , as we wished it to us long.Light as a feather, to die for beautiful. And not virtually guaranteed. From the Treasure Chest of its 104-year history, the Italians have created the perfect Playmobil. This happiness hormone on wheels , we present the Lotus Elise and the Toyota GT86 to the side. Also, they do not give a damn about utility or the next family shopping. You just want fun making. At least with Alfa and Lotus is either way not to think about everyday. The space of two mid-engined sports car is enough grade for two times not too tall passengers plus a bit of luggage. The Toyota gives himself there a little more pragmatic, even has a rear seat, which is good at least as a luggage rack. And in addition a trunk that carries with a volume of nearly 250 liters at least up to its name. Remarkable, though, how easily the three crackers behave in daily journeys.

In everyday use, the Elise fails not necessarily

Although the Alfa does with his four-cylinder acoustically on race cars – to then yet so uncomplainingly classified as an x-any golf in the daily traffic jam to work. Even Lotus has domesticated the Elise. Clutch and gearbox can be metered so well that you can even reverse to park on the mountain, without stalling the load each time. The Toyota goes for a Japanese delightfully uncouth and bony, in comparison it is nevertheless something like the VW Golf amongst the sports car : balanced, quiet, solid. Gift. Finally, we are here to dream. And where are true men’s dreams? So disabled driving aids and let fly a try. Time not thinking about CO2 and pulverize with magnificent drifts the rubber of the rear tire. Where this is the Alfa easier written than done. For the 4C is a typical Italian, relies more on the beautiful appearance as real values. The amazingly deaf (although servo free) Steering is imprecise, the driving behavior despite weight distribution of 39:61 frightening understeer.

Only by force you force the beautiful Romeo into a controlled drift. Not really funny – but fast. With a lap time of 1: 36.88 minutes in any case he is on the 3800 Mete dry handling course of the fastest gun in comparison. However, he takes the Elise only about seven tenths off, despite 20 hp more power. No wonder, the Lotus boss is in the ring when it comes to driving pleasure goes.

The GT86 is more coupe than sports car

Steering response is sharp as a knife to the slightest movement, the suspension is so hard that you notice when driving a dump, what brand it was just. For the flat track that’s perfect. Without side angle and the neutral Lotus goes around the corner, on loan from Toyota four-cylinder behind the driver schnippst the light load to the next curve. In short: On the race track, the Elise does not wrap the curls. Despite or because of their age. Since 1996 on the market and over the years matured into thoroughbred racing bride. Playmate GT86 can not quite so carefree let out the sow. For he is more than coupe sports car. And indeed he leans noticeably in turns and struggles, despite the weak torque of 205 Newton meters at 6400 rpm adventurous to grip. All the time the tail is in motion, without ESP is the load across all the time. Highly entertaining, but unfortunately slow. At the end of the stopwatch stops at 1:44:10 minutes – an eternity behind Alfa and Lotus. Who counted in seconds, the GT86 has probably deleted from his wish list. All others should be assured: The guy has character.

What to buy? The best all. Toyota, for each day the lotus for the sunny hours on the highway and the Alfa to the show running. Men Come on girls!

Vehicle data Alfa Romeo Lotus Toyota
Motor Four-cylinder, turbo Four cylinder, air compressor Four-cylinder boxer
Mounting position Across the center Across the center forward along
Valves / camshafts 4 per cylinder / 2 4 per cylinder / 2 4 per cylinder / 4
Camshaft drive Timing Chain Chain
Capacity 1742 cc 1798 cc 1998 cc
kW (hp) at 1/min 177 (240) / 6000 162 (220) / 6800 147 (200) / 7000
Nm at 1/min 350/2200 250/4600 205/6400
Vmax 258 km / h 234 km / h 226 km / h
Transmission Six-speed dual-clutch transmission Six-speed manual Six-speed manual
Drive Rear-wheel drive Rear-wheel drive Rear-wheel drive
Brakes, front / rear Discs / discs Discs / discs Discs / discs
Test car tires v. 205/40 R 18 – h 235/35 R 19 Y v. 175/55 R 16 – h 225/45 R 17 W 215/45 R 17 W
Tyre Type Pirelli P Zero Yokohama Advan Neova AD07 LTS Michelin Primacy HP
Wheel Size v. 7 x 18” / h 8.5 x 19” v. 6 x 16” / h 8 x 17” 7 x 17”
Exhaust CO2 157 g / km 175 g / km 181 g / km
Consumption * 9,8 / 5,0 / 6,8 l 10,3 / 5,9 / 7,5 l 10.4 / 6.4 / 7.8 l
Tank 40 l / Super 40 l / Super Plus 50 l / Super Plus
Refrigerant R1234yf R134a R134a
Pass-by noise 71 dB (A) 75 dB (A) 73 dB (A)
Trailer load sh. / Ungebr. no no no
Boot volume 110 l 110 l 243 l
Length / width / height 3990/1868-2090 ** / 1184 mm 3824/1719-1850 ** / 1117 mm 4240/1775-1975 ** / 1285 mm
Test car price 54,500 € 45 580 EUR 30.450 EUR
* City / highway / total to 100 km; ** Width with exterior mirrors

Readings Alfa Romeo Lotus Toyota
Acceleration
0-50 km / h 1.8 s 1.7 s 2.8 s
0-100 km / h 4.7 s 5.0 s 7.5 s
0-160 km / h 10.9 s 12.1 s 17.3 s
Elasticity
60-100 km / h 3.7 / 6.1 s (4th / 5th gear) 5.9 / 7.8 s (4th / 5th gear) 6.9 / 8.1 s (4th / 5th gear)
80-120 km / h 5.0 / 7.5 s (5/6 gear) 7.7 / 10.3 s (5/6 gear) 9.0 / 12.4 s (5/6 gear)
Kerb weight / payload 1016/159 kg 920/235 kg 1235/435 kg
Weight distribution v. / h 39/61% 38/62% 56/44%
Turning circle left / right 11.0 / 11.6 m 11.5 / 11.3 m 11.3 / 11.4 m
Braking distance
from 100 km / h cold 35.0 m 35.4 m 37.9 m
from 100 km / h hot 33.9 m 34.7 m 38.1 m
Interior noise
at 50 km / h 75 dB (A) 69 dB (A) 63 dB (A)
at 100 km / h 77 dB (A) 76 dB (A) 70 dB (A)
at 130 km / h 83 dB (A) 84 dB (A) 73 dB (A)
Test consumption – CO2 8.6 l/100 km – 203 g / km 7.6 l/100 km – 180 g / km 8.4 l/100 km – 199 g / km
Range 460 km 520 km 590 km

Conclusion

Although the uncompromising Lotus at the end wins the Sport Rating: Each character actor is worth a sin – it depends on the use to. The Alfa is to fall in love with beautiful and gorgeous loud, the Toyota uncrowned king drift – and comparatively cheap.

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The Giulietta “Quadrifoglio Verde” is the Italo-GTI with 240 hp. And the Alfa MiTo with factory tuning for Shamrock Renner.

P they Acken it now might yet? With a multi-billion dollar plan and a handful of new models Fiat CEO Sergio Marchionne wants Alfa Romeo kiss from its slumber and make next Jeep to the world brand in its Italo-American Group.

The wake-up call with the 4C is the Italians ever succeeded very well. Because of the lightweight sports car for your pocket is not only a slap in the face of Porsche or Audi because you would have as an uncompromising car expected more from these brands. But he is on top of a crowd and bestsellers. Still, that’s his problem. Because Alfa shooters with help of Maserati not more than 3500 per year flounder gets the best of intentions from the factory and includes only a small part is intended for Germany, Alfisti have been waiting on this side of the Alps on two years. And much earlier it would not work with the first innovations from Signore Marchionne’s Master Plan. That’s why it’s good news, if there is any news with the Italians until then. And if it is still sporty top models in the sign of Quadrifolglio Verde, the green shamrock, then proposes the Cuore Sportivo but equal to a bit higher. After all, are Giulietta and MiTo thus preserves a bit from oblivion.

The GTI for Italy fans

Particularly charming i st doing the Giulietta QV. Not so much because they, at least on paper, the Italian response to the Gulf with 240 hp GTI is. But because they 1:1 the drive train of the 4C assumes and so becomes a powerful stopgap for those who can not afford the 4C, are too impatient or sometimes but have to take a passenger.

For where the sports car will cost at least 50,500 euros, itself already provides the passenger to the test and is already sold out to over the next year and beyond, there is the Giulietta QV already for 32,500 euros, at a pinch can it even back sit someone, and who today go to the dealer so that tomorrow can drive from the farm. While the five-door with the green shamrock on the fender is miles away from the uncompromising focus and explosive acceleration Carbon coupe. Finally, one must 8 -liter biturbo here accelerate in 1320 instead of 895 pounds and on top of that get its power through the front wheels on the road.

The Giulietta is a thirsty curve eater

But when to pack up to 340 Nm and the rubber build up the necessary grip, the Giulietta is Alfa arrabiata for: Buoyed by an electronic launch control and a lightning quick dual-clutch pops the GTI for the Armani Group in 6.0 seconds from 0 100 and scratches with a maximum of 244 km / h hair’s breadth the 250cc limit. Overtaking on a narrow country road is also the shortest straight line to the breeze. Straight and tight curves is from the Italian beauty as QV suddenly a really wild girl who can go all manners: Loud roars the engine, wild wags the tail – and great thirst in the morning after. With the 7.0-liter from the standard cycle in any case you can not even make half of the promised 100 km. Only if it is really serious, the interior and exterior of subtly refined Giulietta is the virtuous and strong signal sets its limits sooner you type in just a bit harder on the brake pedal, so they already activated the hazard lights. This is the caution might be a bit too much. While the Giulietta QV is measured at 4C almost a bargain. But it cost Sport model still a third more than the basic version and will remain for many Alfisti therefore an expensive dream.

Also, the MiTo gets the power of the shamrock

But the Italians have a heart for her sultry clientele on a tight budget and paperboard her clover again to the MiTo. There then roars for prices from 23,500 euros, a 1.4-liter turbo with at least 170 hp and 250 Nm, which has recently also coupled with a dual clutch. That’s enough for a sprint value of 7.3 seconds and a top speed of 219 km / h Who keeps his foot on the accelerator a bit in check, comes with the pop-gun at the standard round even with 5.4 liters of. Even the illusion of technology transfer hold the Italians in the upright position. Common drive parts while there are up to the double clutch not, but at an additional cost of MiTo QV comes with bucket seats, at least hit the material at the bridge to 4C – and therefore are baked carbon.

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Abbot makes the smallest sedan from Audi is beautiful: With 370 hp and a top speed of 265 km / h from S3 so right.

As the pulse rate increases. With a specially developed control unit drives tuner Abt the 2.0-liter turbocharged petrol engine from the Audi S3 sedan to peak performance. The pacemaker of the Kempten pumps the TFSI engine from 300 to 370 hp. The torque increases from 380 to 460 Newton meters. Thus, the S mutated at least on the data sheet almost to RS , which will be, however, equipped with a five-cylinder. Until then, the smallest sedan from Ingolstadt coming in its strongest version of Dept. Unless other tuners pull and still grab it one.

What’s new?

A new rear spoiler would indeed give the stage a martial appearance, but would be quite prollig. Therefore, it leaves abbot in the coherent-sporty design of Ingolstadt. With lowered suspension, side skirts and rear diffuser S3 sedan acts already strong and aggressive from the factory. To enhance there by Abbot for 3490 Euro 19-inch wheels in Gun-metal finish and tires with the dimensions 225/35 R 19 In addition, Abt-door entry lights, floor mats and valve caps as well as discreet sticker betrayed in the exterior mirrors with standard aluminum housing that the Kempten-based hand have created.

So she goes to

Getting in, take a seat on the custom-fit sports seats, press the start button and immediately the driving modesset “Dynamic”: Only then blasts the 2.0-liter TFSI with a resonance tube for bulkhead wonderfully into the cockpit. To enjoy the unfiltered sound of the motor bass, one should simply mute the radio. Once the engine has reached operating temperature, it comes to the crunch. Press the flattened leather sports steering wheel firmly in the grip and the accelerator pedal quickly to the stop, the engine rumbles like thunder of a violent thunderstorm. And within 4.5 seconds of the Abt S3 is on pace 100 – after 0.4 seconds faster than the standard version. Thanks to all-wheel drive, the Audi has no traction problems in the first meters.

From 5500 revolutions, the full 370 horsepower are available and have an easy time with the 1.5-tonne limo. Once speed needle touches the red border area at 6500 rpm, the automatic transmission (S-Tronic) switches to the next of the six double clutch switched gears. With a small leap forward and a rich bubbling from the valve exhaust system of S3 acknowledges every gear change. Since not only the limo, but also the driver’s heart skips – joy! Where else the engine at 250 km / h captured electronically, the abbot still turns up to 265.

tailwind even 267 in it, as we show in the video. Thus, the small sedan on the road is just as confident on the road as their big brothers. Away from the highway comes up with the 25 mm lowered suspension go-kart feeling. With the low center of gravity of the S3 flits through corners as if on rails. You have to exaggerate evil, so that the fat tires start already on the asphalt to lubricate and eventually engaged by the ESP. With a weight distribution of 59:41 percent between the front and rear axles, the good-natured soda tends to understeer, which is why the rear stays safely in the lane. The adaptive chassis Audi swallows bumps – even in dynamic mode, it is not too hard to remain balanced pleasant. Because Abt 380 instead of brute 460 Newton meters of torque tickles from S3, the limo pushes vehemently curves, each intermediate sprint is to kick for the driver.

Specifications Abt S3 sedan 2.0-liter turbocharged petrol engine • Permanent all-wheel drive • 6-speed automatic • 272 kW/370 hp at 5,500 rev / min • Max. Torque 460 Nm at 1800 rev / min • 0-100 km / h 4.5 s • Vmax 265 km / h • Consumption> 7.0 l SP/100 km • 159 g CO2/km • Price Audi S3 sedan 55,481 € • Abt power increase in 2349 Euro.

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Love Alfa Romeo also means suffering – as our first test of the new carbon-athlete 4C shows. The crisp athlete does not only fun.

There are not many brands whose fans are so capable of suffering such as those of Alfa Romeo . Once praised the Alfisti with shining eyes of roaring double ochres and hauntingly beautiful bodies. BMW? Non macchina bella! Gone. The current model range consists with MiTo and Giulietta from two nice is dressed Fiat models. Technically inferior to the competition so that it can almost feel sorry for one already, what the Italians have made ​​this proud brand. And the Alfisti? Is this not matter. They love their brand, just drive her the 156 on, the last Alfa convincing. But slowly the Romeos seem to have arrived at the end of their endurance. Worldwide found in the last year, only slightly more than 70,000 buyers – this is the descent into the automotive Kreisklasse close.

With about one metric ton of 4C is a real lightweight

A hero was needed therefore, one who feels the “Forza Alfa” is stamped into the sheet metal. One who again beat faster and they believe in the brand makes the heart of the fans – and the waiting time spans to 2016. Then to finally revive the old spirit new Alfa with rear wheel drive. Two long years Alfa Romeo has taken his time to send these heroes on our roads. But now he is finally here, stands with seductive proportions flat and wide on our test site. A Kopfverdreher, a men’s understanders. Clear that he is not simply vile painted red, the 4C wears Rosso Competizione. “Competizione” on German competition. And that must be understood as an announcement, Alfa wants to drag the flounder on their own bootstraps. Technically, they have taken with a newly designed carbon chassis deep into his bag of tricks. A mere 895 kilograms to weigh the Alfa. The fact that our balance at the end at about 1000 kilos stops? Gift. Either way, the 4C is a lightweight, a Porsche Cayman weighs 400 kg more.

For processing and materials Alfa likely reloading quiet

Nevertheless, the Alfa is much more than a toy, its compact length of less than four meters in defiance. Only the entry-level wants a normal means Europeans do not really succeed: Right leg into the foot, drop slowly, just do not hit your head on the roof, tighten left leg over the wide sill – and plop in the small sports seat. Once seated, surprised the sparse cockpit with almost lush space. Whether legs or head, the 4C tweaks nowhere really, the seat position to fit on the small Sitzchen. Only one should not look exactly as you look. Maybe Fiat CEO Sergio Marchionne has the well-known as a quality fanatic VW boss Martin Winterkorn a favor, as he did not want to sell him Alfa. The probably would have taken in the accurate inspection of a 4C of the shock. The one-piece instrument panel has the appearance of a Dacia, the wrong fitted cover of the passenger airbag switch jiggling and creaking plastics show that accurate assembling was not at the top in the specifications of the 4C. But let’s be honest: It’s not exactly what constitutes an Alfa? That he is not perfected as an Audi so that one’s feet fall asleep while driving? And so we see about the lousy quality of time and start the engine – for the 4C is finally built. With a hoarse cry of the small awakes four-cylinder directly behind the driver’s ear canals. Four-cylinder? The Alfa as its larger eight-cylinder Ferrari growls like brothers dangerous – and so loud. As the Italians have got it street legal? Perhaps the admission officials alfista.

Despite its quirks makes the Alfa just fun

Even if you can not be really introverted as a driver, the engine fits wonderfully to the rough-and character of the 4C. Heiser he barks his way through rev range, pushes the lightweight Alfa in just 4.7 seconds over the 100-km/h-Marke. Should only overdo it with the speed not, motorways are not the ground of the 4C. For one thing, chassis, wind and engine noise annoy seriously after a few minutes. Secondly, because the Alfa virtually no straight knows. Like an old penalty the front is at high speeds sooo easy in ruts in fast corners, it takes a lot of feeling and two lanes to capture the 4C. Dear to the road, here the athlete is at home. Without much body roll he circled curves, more fun, despite the relatively low power probably only a motorcycle . Only the somewhat callous steering bother. But that’s suits at a high level. Long has made ​​so much fun a new car, with his pithy character beguiles the driver’s heart. The Alfa do you want after a hot ride Do not park in the garage, you’d rather take him into the living room. Finally we can give the Alfa with a test result of just 377 by 700 points, although not issue a good testimony. But die-hard fans will say, thank God, he will not appeal to everyone. However, those who succumb to its honest charm that he is leaving them feeling good – and capable of suffering Alfisti.

Vehicle data Alfa Romeo 4C
Engine / Type / cylinder Four-cylinder, turbo
Mounting position Mid-engine, rear transverse
Valves / camshafts 4 per cylinder / 2
Camshaft drive Timing
Capacity 1742 cc
kW (hp) at U / min 177 (240) / 6000
Nm at r / min 350/2200
Vmax 258 km / h
Transmission Six-speed dual clutch
Drive Rear-wheel drive
Brakes, front / rear Discs / discs
Test car tires 205/40 R 18 R 19 Y Y-235/35
Tyre Type Pirelli P Zero
Wheel size, front / rear 7×18” / 8,5 x19”
Exhaust CO2 157 g / km
Consumption * 9,8 / 5,0 / 6,8 l
Tank 40 l / Super
Refrigerant R1234yf
Pass-by noise 71 dB (A)
Trailer load sh. / Ungebr. no details
Boot volume 110 l
Length / width / height 3990/1868-2090 ** / 1184 mm
Test car price 54,500 €
* City / highway / total to 100 km; ** Width with exterior mirrors

Readings Alfa Romeo 4C
Acceleration
0-50 km / h 1.8 s
0-100 km / h 4.7 s
0-130 km / h 7.2 s
Elasticity
60-100 km / h 3.7 / 6.1 s (4th / 5th gear)
80-120 km / h 5.0 / 7.5 s (5/6 gear)
Kerb weight / payload 1016/159 kg
Weight distribution v. / h 39/61%
Turning circle left / right 11.0 / 11.6 m
Braking distance
from 100 km / h cold 35.0 m
from 100 km / h hot 33.9 m
Interior noise
at 50 km / h 75 dB (A)
at 100 km / h 77 dB (A)
at 130 km / h 83 dB (A)
Test consumption – CO2 8.6 to 203 g / km
Range 460 km

Conclusion

No, in the classic sense of the 4C is certainly not a good car – and that’s why he is after all one. He intoxicated in his imperfection the senses, conquered hearts – and memories are made. An Alfa, as we wished it to us for a long time.

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BMW sends the new X6 into the race. Lightweight and economical, but still extremely handsome fresh SUV coupe comes – and with the M-Power. All information and prices!

In fact there are enough reason to rest on our laurels. Nearly 250,000 times – especially in China and the U.S. – the first ridiculed SUV coupe sold BMW X6 worldwide. However, for the creator of a new genre, the BMW Sports Activity Coupé even called, emerged with the Mercedes MLC a competitor on the horizon. And so the Bayern revised their 2008-born eccentric for a second generation. Discreet but recognizable with new prospects

Visually, the BMW X6 is based on the base-brother X5 . At the front only make large air inlets the difference, the tail was clearly harmonized in comparison to the predecessor model. Externally barely visible are various aerodynamic improvements. They contribute to the reduction of the average consumption of officially up to 22 percent compared to the first generation. Also responsible for this are a weight reduction of up to 40 kilos (depending on version) and some technical subtleties. So the standard eight-speed automatic transmission 50-160 km / h decoupled thanks to the sailing function when the driver neither gas nor brakes are. The result: the X6 slides without engine drag torque and with a minimum consumption then.

But who cares about the BMW X6 has the consumption? Much more important are the Dynamicist the drives. For the launch in December 2014 are available: a 450-hp and 4.4-liter V8 petrol engine (up 43 horsepower) with a maximum torque of 650 Nm in the BMW X6 xDrive50i; Sprint to 100 km / h in 4.8 seconds, and 9.7 l consumption, 225 g CO2/km. For this, a straight six-cylinder diesel (258 hp) in the xDrive30d and a further six-cylinder with triple-turbo (three-liter, 381 hp, 740 Nm, 6.6 l consumption, sprint in 5.2 seconds, electronically governed at 250 km / h) in sporting M50d. In the spring of 2015, yet the new xDrive35i (306 hp) and the xDrive40d follow (313 hp).

Inside promise modifications at 4909 mm long, 1989 mm wide and 1702 mm high flat roof SUV more space. Also in the trunk, the maximum in folded down rear seat with 1525 liters 75 liters more volume offers than before. The tailgate can be opened by remote control without contact, by pressing a button or with sensors under the rear. As usual, is also a top priority for the X6 second generation security, without sacrificing driving pleasure. The BMW xDrive is also standard on board as the security package Driving Assistant. Optionally available include LED headlights , a night vision system, an autopilot for low speed in traffic jams and congested traffic and a parking assistant. This helps in the search for a parking space and maneuvered the car then automatically push of a button a.

Head-up display with lots of information

And of course, multimedia high-tech vehicle is not too short – thanks to a 10.25-inch instrument displays and a head-up display, which is not just driving information windscreen projected, but also phone contacts or the entertainment program with more than 24 million music tracks . A permanently installed SIM card helps with office needs, using the BMW ConnectedDrive system that can Smartphone and various apps are used.

Price list starts at 66,150 Euros

Also a price list has been published BMW. As a basic tariff Bayern call (63,200 euros predecessor) for the X6 xDrive35i (from spring) 66.150 Euros. The lowest diesel xDrive30d with 66,650 euros (62,500) only slightly more expensive. The powerful petrol engine xDrive50i is available from 82,500 euro (80,800). The BMW X6 M50d starts at 87,300 euros (86,700). The M-Sport package with aerodynamic package, double-spoke design, chrome mirrors and sports atmosphere in the cockpit costs from 5600 euros. His debut is the new BMW X6 in all probability in October in Paris .

BMW X6 (2014): Specifications and Prices
Model Performance Combined consumption Price
BMW X6 xDrive35i * 225 kW/306 hp 8.6 to 8.5 l/100 km 66.150 EUR
BMW X6 xDrive50i 330 kW/450 hp 9.7 l/100 km 82,500 €
BMW X6 xDrive30d 190 kW/258 hp 6.0 l/100 km 66,650 €
BMW X6 xDrive40d * 230 kW/313 hp 6.3 to 6.2 l/100 km 71,850 €
BMW X6 xDriveM50d 280 kW/381 hp 6.6 l/100 km 87,300 €
* = Probably ordered from Spring 2015

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Maserati has to really step: The Italians lead to the S Q4 another innovation: the potent sports sedan Ghibli with all-wheel drive. We tell you how it goes.

Die strategies are similar: Whether Porsche, Jaguar or Maserati – all strive for higher numbers fanned by model line. Diesel, SUV, four wheel – the well-heeled clientele will have the full selection. The impact rate is high: In the new Maserati Quattroporte is followed by a number smaller sedan Ghibli, an SUV comes 2015 The idiosyncratic styled Ghibli’s role is to score points against a character actor like Mercedes LS and Audi A7.

After Quattroporte and Ghibli been taking place since launch with an optional 275-hp diesel engine (another Maserati premiere), the manufacturer equips now both four-wheel off – but for the time being only in combination with the V6 Biturbo engine. Not a bad choice: Developed with Ferrari engine scores with abundant torque throughout the entire speed band and a sound that makes no bones about its origin .

Specifications *
Motor V6 Biturbo
Mounting position forward along
Capacity 2979 cc
kW (hp) at 1/min 301 (410) / 5500
Specific Output 138 hp / l
Nm at 1/min 550/1750-5000
Engine Wheel
Transmission 8-speed automatic
Tyre size v. – h 235/50 – 275/45 R 18
Length / width / height 4971/1945/1461 mm
Kerb weight / payload 1870/660 kg
Power to weight ratio 4.6 kg / hp
ECE standard consumption 10.5 liters of premium
0-100 km / h 4.8 s
Maximum speed 284 km / h
Price from 82 470 EUR
* Manufacturer information

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In California T Ferrari sets after prolonged abstinence on a turbo engine. How feels the taboo, read the first drive report!

Ferrari is in California for the first time in recent history on a supercharged eight-cylinder engine . But Ferrari Ferrari would not be if this change would not serve well the performance: Although quartet player with the new 3.9 liter engine need the loss of 0.4 liter engine get over. But that sweeten the Italians their customers with 560 instead of 490 hp and above all with a torque increase of 50 percent. No more 505, but now even 755 Nm tear during kickdown to the 285er rollers on the rear axle and can be either the ESP light in the cockpit or the eyes of every tire dealer shine. Because so much power you have to bring clean on the road for now.

Much time does not have the electronics for it: Where other turbos even in sports cars treat like one or sometimes two memorial seconds, Ferrari has so long tinkering with individual torque curves for each gear and invested so much money in a manifold with exactly the same long air channels, until you hardly notice a difference in the response. And because the sound in the intoxication of the senses is half the battle, the Italians have perfected the sound of the turbos and so saved the spine-tingling feeling in the new time.

Accordingly, sharp and passionate you can move the California T. By the time the Manettino stands on Race, the eight-cylinder explodes in front under the hood formally under his forward momentum and catapulted the thunderbolt towards the horizon: Only 3.6 seconds needs the open-top two-and-a-bit-seater to 100 km and takes its predecessor, so at least from two tenths. 200 km / h speedometer shows the following 11.2 seconds, and if the hair is strong enough, you can stay now to 316 km / h on the gas. With all the love of a high-revving sucker: Who’s there still asks the old engine that would be Smartphone exchange against a rotary phone.

Of course, the new engine is all decisive at the California T, which the Ferrari team persistently called a brand new car. But because after five years and more than 10,000 units of the most successful individual model in the company’s history a bit of what was otherwise do, the engineers have been reached not only under the hood: why there is the cool turbo display between the air vents and a new navigation system , more comfortable seats, a new steering and a software update for the magnetically adjustable dampers, the dual-clutch seven-and Manettino, with which you can change the character of the car’s character by a rotary switch on the steering wheel.

Oh, and the sheets they have also re-bent. “Only the retractable hardtop remained unchanged,” says marketing man Nicola Boari and tells of the larger grille, the more tightly around the motor laced hood with the two large nostrils and the slimmer lights, the more waisted flanks and the lowered rear cover, which spans the unchanged 240-340 liter boot space. Every detail of itself is actually new. But considered basically and especially from a distance sees the new California from all over just like the old one – which is no harm even to themselves.

Already been a great car, you can apply for the California T now the turbo thanks be even better inspire. And with every mile we can understand why the Italians praise the retractable hardtop convertible as “Everyday Ferrari” and the customers significantly more often and significantly longer drive this car than any other sports car from Maranello. “We have 30 percent more mileage and 50 percent more daily use in California than our other models,” said Boari pleased. However, once you order brings the car from the base of the extravagance and him with such ordinary luxury sports as a Mercedes SL 63 AMG, a Porsche 911 Turbo or a BMW M6 Cabrio compares the aura of the extraordinary takes a little damage. For then one misses suddenly amenities like a roof that can be open at least even at slow speeds, the usual with the competition servo motor for the rear cover, a few assistance systems or at least a Navi, whose computational speed also can only halfway keep up with the speed.

Nevertheless, it accelerates even rabid, runs faster and addition sounds better than its predecessor. Even this is all worth 3000 euros, with which the Ferrari facelift can pay. Oh, and economical the car is, of course, too: At least 15 percent of the developers estimate the fuel consumption advantage through the taboo with the turbo. But first, you have the leveled with two, three gas shocks again, and secondly interested in the apparently neither the customer nor the engineers. How important in a Ferrari actual consumption is, at the latest reveals the view of the on-board computer: There one seeks such information that is in vain.

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The Audi R8 LMX is a limited edition (99 copies). This is the first production car with headlights with laser technology. It increases the scope of the lighting according Beam. A laser module generates a light cone doubling the scope with respect to a fully LED light. Each module includes four high-power laser diodes. The lamps generate a blue wavelength of 450 nm laser beam. A converter converts the phosphorus beam white light adapted to the road with a color temperature of 5500 Kelvin. The laser lights are activated from 60 km / h.

The wheels are 19-inch disc brakes with ceramic and carbon fiber. The wheels are of 235/35 R 19 at the front and 305/30 R 19 at the rear. The body is in the Blue Macaw crystal effect. A large fixed rear spoiler increases the handling of the rear axle. This spoiler, aerodynamic fins specific to the front, the front spoiler, the sideblades, mirrors and rear diffuser are made of plastic reinforced carbon fiber.

The audi R8 LMX has a 5.2 liter V10 engine of 570 hp. 0 to 100 km / h is reached in 3.4 seconds. The maximum speed is 320 km / h. Consumption is 12.9 l/100 km and emissions of 299 g CO2/km. The gearbox is a 7-speed S tronic.

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With power to 600 hp prevails regardless of the weather situation hairdryer in these two athletes. Two glorious sports car manufacturers pack their know-how in high-profile convertibles. Who is the winner?

Porsche 911 Turbo S Cabriolet against McLaren 12C Spider: What a duel! Although both strolling on pretty shopping streets and magnificent avenues perfectly mastered, thirst their engines after expiry. Swap Boulevard opposite runway. As of launch control to make both ready. You could also call blow-dry mode, in the sense of optimal values, we close before the roofs.

Porsche 911 S Convertible Trubo brake Lupfen, the decommissioned by start-stop function biturbo boxer signaled by cultured hawking immediate willingness to work. Enormous thrust force lurking in the rear, but can be cut back on city size which fits thanks to fine throttle response. Comfortable cruising up to 50 km / h in it. The dual clutch transmission surfs smoothly through its gears, let the six-cylinder engine with little more than mumble then idle speed. The sun is shining – its warming rays we do not want to pass up. By pressing a button that disappears top with magnesium frame after 13 seconds – even at this pace.

McLaren 12C Spider Suddenly a distant rumbling. As a heranpreschende wave swells the noise gets louder and louder, fuller. Then it stops next to it. Deep, wide, black – the McLaren 12C Spider. From the tailpipes spills rich V8 bubbling. The sports exhaust system elicits the motor in the state of plenty of bass. Brapp, brapp, brapp -. McLaren makes good with 3000 tours ready to compete against its competitors from Zuffenhausen As the duel between the two goes out.

Specifications McLaren Porsche
Motor V8 Biturbo B6 Biturbo
Mounting position center back along backward along
Valves / camshafts 4 per cylinder / 4 4 per cylinder / 4
Capacity 3799 cc 3800 cc
Bore and Stroke 93.0 x 69.9 mm 102.0 x 77.5 mm
Compression 8.7: 1 9.8: 1
kW (hp) at 1/min 460 (625) / 7500 412 (560) / 6500-6750
Specific Output 164 hp / l 147 hp / l
Nm at 1/min 600/3000-7000 750/2200-4000 (overboost)
Engine Rear wheel Wheel
Transmission 7-speed dual clutch 7-speed dual clutch
Front brakes 394 mm / innenbel / punched. 410 mm / innenbel / punched.
Rear brakes 380 mm / innenbel / punched. 390 mm / innenbel / punched.
Wheel Size Front – Rear 8.5 x 19-11 x 20 9 x 20 to 11.5 x 20
Tire Size Front – Rear 235/35 ZR 19-305 / 30 ZR 20 245/35 ZR 20-305 / 30 ZR 20
Tyre Type Pirelli P Zero Corsa (MC1) Dunlop Sport Maxx Race (N0)
Length / width / height 4509/1908/1203 mm 4506/1880/1292 mm
Wheelbase 2670 mm 2450 mm
Tank volume 72 l 68 l
Price test car 259 600 EUR 210 501 EUR

Conclusion

A duel at eye level, the abgeklärtere the Porsche before the emotional McLaren thanks to all-wheel-related daily benefit and a significantly lower price decides for himself. Money is no object? Next brooding!