Opel Zafira 1.9 CDTi Automatic: can be switched Better

Auto fans will choose the 1.9-liter turbo diesel in the Zafira. Because only is equipped with an ultra-modern six-speed automatic - the gasoline engine has to make do with four switching stages. To test the Zafira 1.9 CDTi is taken up with 120 hp.

caught off guard

Bright sunshine and lots of snow accompanied us when tested in northern climes - a final salute from the long winter. But even the deepest sub-zero temperatures were relaxed mastered. And that was because of the effective climate control that the special model "Edition Plus" is standard. Just as the navigation system with its large color display, the onboard computer and a leather steering wheel. The corresponding Zafira 1.9 CDTi with 120 hp (88 kW) and automatic transmission can be had from 27.50 euros. A discount of 1,200 euros. Those who want automatic shifting comfort with more power, selects either the 150-hp CDTi or the equally powerful 2.2-liter gasoline direct injection engines. The problem occurs more with an older automatic, which has to make do with only four switching stages.

harmonic Duo

Initial doubts about whether the 120 automatic PS bring the 1.6-ton Zafira appropriate momentum are quickly dissipated. The four-cylinder starts even after winter cold night in neighborhood-friendly volume. The subtle background noise remains until the top speed of 182 km / h six gears are changed gently. Also, the kickdown is almost smooth. Another advantage: the new six-speed automatic conceals the slight collision weakness of the engine perfectly. Those in a hurry, is from the state into 12.7 seconds to 100 Sounds like not much, enough for everyday use but thick. For the commencement of medium speeds - important for the intermediate sprint - is quite powerful. A credit of 280 Nm of torque, grabbing forcefully from 2,000 rpm. In order for the Zafira to be used as family transport is well prepared. Which does not mean that the van could not sweep as lightning along country roads.

impeccable performance

The ride is blessed Opel-typical without malice and with ample safety reserves. In the border area or on slippery surfaces the Stability Program ESP helps to keep the track. For emergencies, six airbags are on board. The moment of truth for the automatic diesel but at the gas station. During the two-week practical tests the consumption values ​​commuted - depending on driving style - between six and eight liters. The test average finally was 7.6 liters. Here dominated city traffic and fast stretches of motorway - but without Bleifußattacken with bottom plate contact. Fuel-efficient Landstraßenbummelei was rarely there. What escapes the exhaust after combustion, equivalent to the emissions standard Euro 4 and is cleaned by a particulate filter. Not only responsible family men will be glad that.

practical diversity

Speaking of family: the might safely be somewhat larger in the Zafira. Although the courses are not necessarily long-distance cruising in the third row. With seven people on board, the trunk shrinks to 140 liters. If the two rear rows of countersunk flat ground, it is suitable for work 1,820 liters. In between, there are numerous variations. Thus, the middle row is infinitely adjustable in length. The backrest consists of three parts (40:20:40), the middle part folded forwards acts as armrest with cup holder and storage box. The two outer seats can be tilted a few degrees to the rear for relaxed travel. Space for odds and ends there in a "secret compartment" under the luggage compartment floor and in the large glove box. Because of the cold a long winter night at its plastic lock but expands so that they do not find back to its original position after opening. Only after the interior has warmed slightly, the compartment is closed again. However, that was all that the test car of real criticism had to take. The interior is otherwise very well made, the look is based on the Astra. Compared to the old Zafira, the new edition provides noticeably more interior width. And so the family more freedom of movement, which is beneficial not only to the long-distance comfort.

Conclusion: The new Opel Zafira has the strengths of its predecessor - expanded - variability and value. In the test car, a sophisticated turbodiesel joined the event, which is worth a real recommendation in connection with the state of the art six-speed automatic.

mototype.de, Holger Schilp

Test: Skoda Octavia 1.6 TDI Green tec – class fighters

Ronny Kauerhof - With the third generation of the Škoda Octavia Czech Volkswagen subsidiary will start a revolution. Like other current VW models based Octavia on the modular transverse matrix (MQB). Since February related selling halls sedan could therefore formally outgrown the compact class. Compared to its predecessor, the latest version also has the voluminous arguments. Even with 585 liters in the previous version beautiful outstanding large trunk grew again to five liters. That will do the, to settle the Rapid and attack the Group VW Passat?

A Allerweltsauto the Octavia never was. Has always been the carmaker from the Czech Mlada Boleslav scored with quality and selling price. Since its introduction in 1996, the Octavia was almost four million buyers.

Test: Skoda Octavia advance towards middle class

Test: Skoda Octavia advance towards middle class
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In the first quarter of 2013, the new Škoda almost secured the top spot as the best non-German suppliers both in the compact and in the middle class.

Only the Ford Focus may have similar good sales. In the first three Monten the Octavia was only about 5,000 sales behind the Passat. The update of fashionable and practical Czechs is so - was well received by the customer - despite the current difficult situation on the European market.  

Getting into shape

Test: Skoda Octavia advance towards middle class

Test: Skoda Octavia advance towards middle class
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As the Rapid also received the Octavia, the new brand face with the current black and silver logo. Sober and simple acts the front end, which is crossed by many edges. This gives the Octavia a certain severity. This impression is reinforced by the straight shoulder line. Chief designer Jozef Kabaň has trimmed the second generation.

The tail lamps in grace time-honored C-shape. The large rear flap is Škoda well in the family, already at Rapid could store much below her. When Octavia the cargo volume grew another 40 liters. 590 liters (with seats folded 1,580 liters) are excellent values ​​for both classes,

Test: Skoda Octavia advance towards middle class

Test: Skoda Octavia advance towards middle class
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where the Skoda can be assigned. In comparison, the Mittelklässler BMW 3 Series or Audi A4 not even crack the 500-liter mark.

Just 70 centimeters high the cargo must be balanced in the trunk. The Simply Clever idea shines here with a variety of useful hooks and eyes. So everything can be stowed slip a few simple steps. And the ideas do not seem to go Škoda - Octavia, there is now a clasp for inserting parking ticket on the windshield

Test: Skoda Octavia advance towards middle class

Test: Skoda Octavia advance towards middle class
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. A symbol for the functional design of the Czech automobile manufacturer in the ice scraper with magnifying glass has become, for the first time put in the tank cover of the Rapid 2012th Even Octavia drivers can pull the Lupeneiskratzer from the fuel cap.

The third Octavia generation thrives on reputation to walk between classes. Officially, he is part of the compact class, but geteste of auto.de Škoda Octavia 1.6 TDI pushes with 4.66 meters in length, strong in the middle class. He is only eleven centimeters shorter than the Passat and overlooks the Gulf to

Test: Skoda Octavia advance towards middle class

Test: Skoda Octavia advance towards middle class
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almost half a meter. Also in the wide, it has risen by five centimeters and the wheelbase by eleven centimeters. Passengers can make yourself comfortable in the back seat without even close to feel the typical in the compact class tightness. As a family car, the children may even let your legs, because with knee and headroom of Octavia sets new records.

Price question

Škoda offers its space saver an absolute fight price. But the basic offer of 15,990 euros deceptive. As a glance at the list of options our test car shows, the price adds up the 105 hp turbodiesel quickly doubled.

Always ready - Optional highlights

Whopping 32,930 euros beat the test car impact. Of course, it is not absolutely necessary to retrofit a Canton sound system for 470 euros or 1,295 euros to invest in bi-xenon lamps. For the comfort factor in the car

Test: Skoda Octavia advance towards middle class

Test: Skoda Octavia advance towards middle class
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it still good. And who wants to make parking easier, will order the well-functioning parking aid for 570 euros. 

The new Octavia brings compared to VW models even entertainment in the car. Skoda donated his bestseller The basic version of the radio at no extra charge, but without CD players. For this, the air conditioning the entry-level Octavia missing.

A simple look draws from the circular instruments on the lever-type door openers to eight-inch touch screen, which is part charge for driving assistance package Traveler for 2,390 euros.

Test: Skoda Octavia advance towards middle class

Test: Skoda Octavia advance towards middle class
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On the 800 x 480 pixels sharp display is navigated with the Columbus system - as usual by the entire VW Navi range - comfortable.

The Traveler package offers also DAB +, lane keeping assistant, remote lights, electrically folding mirrors, a telephone handsfree with Bluetooth, 3-spoke multifunction steering wheel for onboard computer, radio and telephone. Criticism has itself put up with the traffic sign recognition in our test car. In almost every trip they quit the service after only a few kilometers.

Keyless freedom with start-stop system will cost 390 euros. The 440 euro for protective occupant protection with

Test: Skoda Octavia advance towards middle class

Test: Skoda Octavia advance towards middle class
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Side airbags for the rear should definitely invest families. Useful in the smartphone era is a 230V household outlet for 90 euros between driver and passenger seats.

Manageable engine range

As standard there is differential lock (EDS), hydraulic brake assist, multi-collision brake, power steering, central locking including remote control, electric front windows, electric and heated door mirrors, 60/40 split rear seatback and daytime running lights.

On engines, equipment and assistance systems has been saved discreetly at Octavia compared to other VW and Audi models. In addition to the 1.6 TDI test vehicle the Octavia only three petrol and another diesel engine from the VW shelf be granted. Entry variant is the 1.2-liter turbocharged gasoline engine with 86 PS or 105 hp. Ragged ahead it goes for the car with 1.4 and 1.8-liter gasoline engines with 140 and 180 hp. After all, the Octavia weighs despite midsize dimensions only slightly longer than a VW Golf. Diesel entry is the 1.6 TDI with 105 hp. The 2.0-liter diesel version is also found in the Gulf. Proud 20 hp (170: 150 hp) separate the Octavia from middle class Primus Passat.

105 PS - The accountant Model

Test: Skoda Octavia advance towards middle class

Test: Skoda Octavia advance towards middle class
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For sheer driving pleasure is certainly not opt ​​for a 105-horsepower diesel model. The Octavia thrilled with more objective data that affect cost-saving. The entry level is 1,000 euros cheaper than the Golf. Even more comfort costs significantly less in the Octavia.

In addition to the acquisition cost make the maintenance costs for the Škoda reason model. 100 kilometers it consumes only 5.2 liters of diesel fuel, provided you choose the Eco mode and follow the instructions in the switching board computer. For its size and weight of 1.3 tonnes which is a really economical pleasure.

There is a choice of four driving modes (Sport, Eco, Normal, Individual). The modes can be selected via the touch screen. In sport mode, the diesel accelerates in 10.8 seconds from zero to a hundred. The manual five-speed gearbox

Test: Skoda Octavia advance towards middle class

Test: Skoda Octavia advance towards middle class
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can convince a balanced ratio. Overtaking on the highway should still be planned ahead. With the power of only 105 PS, the Škoda more for cruising than the grass is.

Although having the Octavia only a twist beam rear axle, but in an improved version that is stiffer and provides excellent road holding. the extended

Test: Skoda Octavia advance towards middle class

Test: Skoda Octavia advance towards middle class
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Wheelbase also ensures driving stability. A thing of the slight bounce 'Octavia II of the past. Road damage and cobblestones are barely noticeable in the passenger compartment.

Conclusion

The design of the Octavia is fresh, the material processing is excellent. At least almost all optional technical achievements and gadgets from VW for the favorable Czechs are available. The Passat is too large for a comparison still a number, even if the Škoda Octavia offers plenty of space. On the other hand, the Octavia for

Test: Skoda Octavia advance towards middle class

Test: Skoda Octavia advance towards middle class
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Golf class with 4.66 meters in length too bulky.

But it does not always counts just the size. make adorable the Ocativa especially the small, simple, clever ideas such as the parking ticket holder on the windshield or the universal phone holder in the center console. In addition an almost unbeatable price-performance ratio. For 32,930 euros, there is hardly a car that has so much space and quality. Urges the question on where the Ocatvia really classify. Although the press office of Škoda forces the new Octavia strongly in the compact class, the car catapults itself by the size, appearance and quality by yourself to a higher division. But who wants to be among the many already in the middle category of if he can set new standards in the compact class.

Datasheet Škoda Octavia 1.6 TDI

Length / width / height (m)4.66 to 4.78 / 1.81 / 1.46 to 148
Wheel base (m)2.69
  
EnginesR4 turbo diesel with start-stop system and recuperation, DOHC, 4 valves / cylinder, common rail
Displacement (cc)1598
Performance combined (kW / hp)

77/105

Max. Torque (Nm at U / min)

250 at 1500-2750

Top speed (km / h)195
Acceleration 0-100 km / h (s)10.8
  
consumption 
Test-Consumption (L / 100 km)5.2
Consumption by the manufacturer (l / 100 km)3.8
CO2-Emissions according to the manufacturer (l / 100 km)99
Emission category5 euro
Energy efficiency classA
  
equipment
(Base model)
nine airbags, electronic stability control (ESC), Anti-lock braking system (ABS), engine drag torque control (MSR), traction control (ASR), electronic differential lock (EDS), hydraulic brake assist, multi-collision brake, power steering, height and length adjustable steering wheel, central locking with safe system including remote control , electric front windows, electrical and heated mirrors, rear seat back 60:40 split, DRL
  
Weight / payload 
Empty weight kg)1307
permitted total weight (kg)1857
Boot volume (l)590-1580
  
Price (EUR)
 
Basic model from 15990
test car 32930

rating

Exterior design2.0
Interior design2.2
multimedia1.8
navigation1.8
driving2.3
consumption1.8
  
costs 
Fuel costs **1232
Control152
depreciation4940
Total annual costs *6324
  
test score  
2.0
+Trunk and leg room with top marks
+Standard equipment with many useful details
+/ -fuel-efficient diesel unit with moderate performance
-Five-speed manual transmission
  

* Costs per year are made up of fuel costs, road tax, the imputed value loss (15 percent p. A.)
** Fuel costs at 1.58 euros / liter of diesel and an annual mileage of 15,000 kilometers

 

Driving Report: Subaru Impreza XV – The cowboy among the greenhorns

"Not another one!" They will proclaim almost involuntarily at the sight of the Subaru Impreza XV. Not a conventional vehicle to communicate with widened sills, striking planking and large bumpers a more or less beautiful SUV bill. But at least for the made straight to the dealers in the Japanese showrooms more than his appearance in the game, he has but - like almost all Subaru vehicles - about four-wheel drive. And just now also via optical off-road attributes. Thus Subaru expands the already successfully implemented with the Legacy / Outback concept to its compact car range and hopes to meet the tastes of buyers. When legacy it has already worked. For the Aufhübschung of not always consensual designs of the Japanese car maker by striking attachments to almost half of the legacy customer decides.

optical refresher

The Impreza optical refresher does not hurt. The wider fenders make him richer are on the road, the front and rear are accentuates by large bumper. Overall, the design looks not so timid, the recognition factor on the streets is likely to increase significantly.

interior

When interior, not much has done about it. Factual, well-made, black and a little plastic-heavy - so can probably best describe the interior. There is also decent space, the positive, above all in the rear

Subaru Impreza XV: The cowboy among the greenhorns (travel report)

Subaru Impreza XV - The cowboy among the greenhorns (travel report)
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noticeable. Man sitting in front XV on sport seats that provide good support. The boot volume to 301 liters (with folded backrest to 1,216 liters), however, is at best an average of the five-door.

Under the hood

Two 2.0-liter boxer engines, a gasoline engine and a diesel, each with 110 kW / 150 PS are in XV version choice. Although the gasoline engine has a slightly elevated ground clearance of 15.5 cm (15 cm for diesel) and a gear reduction, the diesel might be a better decision. First, because he is content with an average of 5.8 liters. By contrast, the gasoline consumed according to the standard value of 8.6 liters per 100 kilometers. On the other hand offers the diesel boxer with 350 Nm a decent torque which can already be fully effective from 1800 to 2400 revolutions.

In addition, the driver must looking forward to a six-speed manual transmission, rather than having to humble as the gasoline engine with a manual five-speed transmission. And the four-speed automatic transmission offered for the petrol engine is not really art. but improvement in sight when mid-2011, the third-generation Impreza hits the market. Then the Japanese compact car is expected to feature as gasoline modern gear and also a start-stop system will come.

Subaru Impreza XV: The cowboy among the greenhorns (travel report)

Subaru Impreza XV - The cowboy among the greenhorns (travel report)
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driving characteristics

The diesel runs his agile, from a starting weakness is nothing to feel. Through the design principle of the Boxer engine conditions, the diesel is also relatively quiet. By the opposite arrangement of the cylinders hardly vibrations are generated, because the inertial forces resulting from the movement of the pistons cancel each other. So not only the typical nail noise stopped at the first test drives in the frame, the unit also tried very smooth running. The steering is direct. That the chassis of the XV is tuned slightly firmer, has a positive effect.

Continued on page 2: 'Symmetrical AWD'; price & Power; Data ball; In brief

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Subaru Impreza XV: The cowboy among the greenhorns (travel report)

Subaru Impreza XV - The cowboy among the greenhorns (travel report)
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'Symmetrical AWD'

In his "Symmetrical AWD" called all-wheel drive Subaru uses a center differential with viscous coupling normally-off. Here get 50 percent of the torque to front and rear axles. Depending on the slip at the wheels of the lock continuously distributes the torque between the front and rear axle. While the automotive greenhorns in matters

Subaru Impreza XV: The cowboy among the greenhorns (travel report)

Subaru Impreza XV - The cowboy among the greenhorns (travel report)
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must park off-road on the roadside, the Impreza XV is allowed to play cowboy and drive up directly to the paddock. By the way: Of course, the Impreza could without the XV-casing this too, but not quite as stylishly.

price & power

the customer must pay 1,800 euro premium over the comparable Impreza models for optical giving the impression of adventure and freedom. For the money there is in addition to the lens nor an appreciation of the already rich luxurious equipment, then et al includes automatic climate control, fog lights, xenon headlights, sport seats and a Bluetooth connection. The Impreza XV will start from 24,500 euros for the gasoline engine. Diesel costs from 27,500 euros. For buyers with cowboy genes certainly an interesting choice, especially since the CrossGolf called Greenhorn from Wolfsburg is more expensive.

Data sheet: Subaru Impreza XV - compact car
  
Length:4.43 m
Width:1.77 m
Height:1.52 m
Ground clearance:- 15.5 cm (Gasoline)
- 15.0 cm (Diesel)
Wheelbase:2.62 m
Trunk size:301-1216 liters
motorization_
Benzinger 2.0 liter | Values ​​in () automatic
Power:110 kW / 150 hp
Max. torque:196 Nm at 3,200 r / min
0-100 km / h:9.6 (11.6) s
Vmax:196 (182) km / h
Consumption:8.6 (8.4) liters
CO2 emissions:199 (194) g / km, EUR 5
Price:from 24,500 (25,900) Euro
diesel 2.0 liter
Power:110 kW / 150 hp
Max. torque:350 Nm at 1800 to 2400 rev / min
0-100 km / h:9.0 s, Vmax: 203 km / h
Consumption:5.8 liters
CO2 emissions:152 g / km, EUR 5
Price:from 27.500 euro

In brief
 
Alternative to:Compact SUV with all-wheel drive as VW Tiguan, Ford Kuga, Renault Koleos, Hyundai ix35, Kia Sportage, Nissan Qashqai
Match with:all who have played as children prefer cowboys and Indians to sit instead at home watching television
Looks good:in white with black attachments

First ride in the Suzuki Vitara

The Suzuki Vitara is on April 18 back: fresh, modern and contemporary art - the late 80s he was one of the pioneers of the SUV era, was already compact and easy to move and set on lifestyle than all still believed, SUVs were made for off-road. But this time it is only one among many. Because out there he meets now on competitors like Opel Mokka, Skoda Yeti, Peugeot 2008, Citroen C4 Cross, Mitsubishi ASX, Nissan Juke, Renault Captur and so on ... And yet the Vitara do to stand out from the crowd. A broad front with a large area shell-shaped hood, subtly contoured edges and flared rear wheel arches act independently and suggest SUV look. Especially in the so-called design line Rugged with indicated underride protection front and back.

Individuality is a major

Technically, however, the Vitara is based on the SX4 S-Cross. With 4.18 meters in length more than 12 centimeters shorter than that of the four-door model with 2.50 meters Radsstand makes yet plenty of space for four people. The trunk has a capacity of 375 liters, however little more than a Golf. After all, there is a second compartment, which is easily accessible by skillfully setting up the loading floor. By folding the rear seat back of the storage space, if not with a flat surface, be extended to a maximum of 1 120 liters. However, as the Suzuki-marketing reports that for typical Vitara buyers have already "no children, but a variety of hobbies." More important than transporting kit and caboodle is to let a Vitara looks like no other. As much as 14 exterior colors, combined with roofs in black or white contrasting colors offer numerous customization options.

interior

Suzuki Vitara: One of many

Clearly structured, but provided with plenty of hard plastic: the cockpit of the Suzuki Vitara.
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This is also true for the interior, but for which there are deductions in the B-Note. The driver looks at a clearly structured cockpit with all kinds of ornaments such as freely selectable trims for instrument panel, steering wheel and side panels can be made more cheerful colorful. In the center console there is a multimedia touch screen, including smartphone integration, its display can be zoomed operated by touching or approaching finger-spread gestures. but otherwise prevails on the dashboard and door panels once too often cheap, hard plastic, which seems to have been still taken from the 80. Time has shown that the assistance systems. Ex-factory installed in the top version Comfort + are adaptive cruise control with distance radar, emergency brake and rear view camera. In addition, light - and rain sensors, 17-inch aluminum rims and LED headlamps. It lacks the now usual blind spot, lane departure warning and -Spurwechselwarner and fatigue sensors and a Einparkautomaten.

Motorization and driving behavior

The motors makes Suzuki easily. There is - as it did in the SX4 S-Cross - a petrol and diesel, both with four cylinders, 1.6 liters and the same power of 88 kW / 120 hp. On the road, however, they behave very differently. The gasoline engine struggles and squirms, requires speeds and will be switched diligently. it is along the way while still louder and more present than the diesel, which balanced with 320 Nm more than twice the torque on the crankshaft. In practice, this means pulling enough to graduate each maneuver. Proud Suzuki is the consumption, which is to rank the diesel according to standard with 4.0 liters to 4.2 liters, the petrol between 5.3 liters and 5.6 liters. What was not to find out on our first tests with the diesel variant, since the onboard computer never indicated under six liters. The six-speed manual transmission (petrol: five-speed) can be switched exactly, the steering is sufficiently precise and the chassis boulevard-fit comfortably adjusted. It smooths while sovereign bumps and troughs in the pavement. Alternatively, there are gasoline and diesel engines with front or all-wheel drive, the gasoline engine comes later also an automatic transmission.

particularities

Suzuki Vitara: One of many

The trunk of the Suzuki Vitara combines modest 375 liters of luggage with five seats. When the rear seats folded the storage space increases to a maximum of 1 120 liters.
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In general, the Vitara is indeed a lifestyle SUV, but he does so entirely give up his off-origin obviously not. Thus, the all-wheel drive to four different driving modes Auto, Sport, Snow and Lock is coupled together Bergan- and -abfahrhilfe. In Auto mode, the system in slippery situation automatically switches from front to four-wheel drive. Turning the knob below the shift lever to the right, the sports mode pulls the steering tight, sharpens the throttle response and stabilized by means of ESP intervention fast cornering. If you move the switch to the right, to the Snow-operation to provide security on slippery coating and manufacture of the lock mode the permanent rigid through drive immediately. So therefore the Vitara looks good not only on the Boulevard, but also in the curve slalom on land and in the ski area. Even when looking at the price list there are slight frown. Let's go from 17,990 euros, but only as a gasoline engine with front-wheel drive in the variant "Club"; after all, with air conditioning, Bluetooth, start-stop system and multifunction steering wheel. However, until the equipment "Comfort" from 20 490 Euro is to have the Vitara with diesel (plus 2,300 euros) and / or all-wheel (plus 2,000 euros), which among other things, climate control, cruise control, audio system with smartphone connectivity and heated seats and LED daytime running lights includes. The top version Comfort Plus starts at 23,890 euros.

rating

Plus: smooth-running diesel, low consumption standard, good value for money

Minus: small trunk, low variability

Technical specifications

Suzuki Vitara 1.6 DDIS 4 x 2, five-door compact SUV
Length / width / height / wheelbase in meters:4.18 / 1.78 / 1.61 / 2.50
Empty weight:1305 kg
Trunk size:375-1120 l
Fuel tank capacity:47 l
Engine:Four-cylinder Tubodiesel
displacement:1 598 ccm
Power:88 kW / 120 hp at 3750 / min
Max. torque:320 Nm at 1 750 / min
maximum speed:180 km / h
0 to 100 km / h11,5 s
Fuel consumption:4.0 l / 100 km
CO2 emissions:106 g / km
Circuit:Six-speed manual transmission
Drive:front-wheel drive
Price:from 22 790 Euros

Compare Seat Exeo ST and Toyota Avensis – Spanish Emoción meets Japanese serenity

Holger Zehden - In the middle class, the combination has established very quickly. In Germany, more lifestyle vices be bought as appropriate sedans in this segment on average. The choice is correspondingly large. auto.de asked the Seat Exeo to the test and let the exotic against the Toyota Avensis compete.

In the current registration statistics both leave not even among the top 10th In November, the Toyota Avensis finished with 598 approvals 13th, the Seat Exeo not only rank 19 (301 registrations). Compared to the popular segment VW Passat (8299), BMW 3-Series (6108) and Audi A4 (6078), these are vanishingly small numbers, although Avensis and Exeo can be had much cheaper.

Beautiful Spaniard, practical Japanese
Compare Seat Exeo ST and Toyota Avensis - Spanish Emoción meets Japanese serenity

Compare Seat Exeo and the Toyota Avensis - Spanish Emoción meets Japanese serenity
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Here you actually get an Audi at a bargain price when buying a Seat Exeo. For the Spanish middle class, the production plant of the Audi A4 (internal B7) of Ingolstadt were transferred to Spanish Martorello. While was changed in Ingolstadt to the current B8 Audi A4 B7 ran with a modified nose and redesigned tail almost 1: 1 as the Seat Exeo in Spain on the line. Audi drivers feel the Exeo therefore immediately at home. Accordingly, good processing fails. The optional leather seats, navigation and aluminum decor - with our test car drove up - therefore sprayed the Spaniard also premium flair. Other models of the brand is as much conceded less luxury. In 2011 revised Seat Exeo and the donated middle class is the first Seat model, the new "Arrow Design" in the drive up the jüngesten models Mii, Ibiza and the new Leon. Thus, the Seat Exeo looks good even today.

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Compare Seat Exeo and the Toyota Avensis - Spanish Emoción meets Japanese serenity
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In contrast to the Exeo, the Toyota Avensis is be 14 years of age a fixed size. The current, third generation of the Japanese launched - as the Spaniards - 2009. Visually, the Avensis is a rather inconspicuous representatives of the middle class. Even with new "Keen Look", which the Mittelklässer received in early 2012, see competitors like the Exeo significantly "bolder" than the Japanese. While other manufacturers try to outdo with side swage lines and edges, the Avensis makes just one time a classic straight shoulder line. Sure, the look is always a matter of taste, but the Avensis shows how closely "classic timeless" and "yawn boring" design are to each other. What is true of the Avensis must each decide for themselves.

Compare Seat Exeo ST and Toyota Avensis - Spanish Emoción meets Japanese serenity

Compare Seat Exeo and the Toyota Avensis - Spanish Emoción meets Japanese serenity
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Interior - The eye travels with

The interior in the Exeo corresponds to the last generation of the Audi A4. So you get excellent craftsmanship and functional technology. Even the Navi comes directly from the Ingolstadt brother. Its operation ensured even at models of the brand with the four rings for many a frown, this is no different when Exeo. The selection of the target site using a dial fall slightly from intuitive. However, apart from that, the Exeo is no nakedness. Particularly in conjunction with the black and brown leather seats, the Spaniard looks sporty and classy. 

It is somewhat different because of the Avensis. Toyota typical of the Avensis has no sporting ambitions, which makes the interior also clearly. Clear lines are designed to provide simple but elegant ambience. The many placed acting plastic diaphragms in wood or aluminum look

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Compare Seat Exeo and the Toyota Avensis - Spanish Emoción meets Japanese serenity
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little effect to date. Also, the display of the infotainment system does not match in size and resolution of the middle class. Appropriate for the middle class, however, is the loading volume of the Toyota Avensis. With 509 to 1,690 liters, the Japanese clearly offers more storage space than the Spaniard, with 422 to 1354 liters relatively small fails. By comparison, the top of the class VW Passat Variant swallows 603-1731 liters. However, the processing also falls in Avensis good. In addition, the Japanese has the better sense of space. The scope of equipment is almost identical for Exeo and Avensis. Depending on trim level as leather steering wheel, CD / MP3 radio, climate control, cruise control, rear parking aid, Bi-Xenon headlights are standard.

Emoción true stoic

The strengths of the Toyota Avensis is a more practical nature. Because the Japanese done any given task with serenity and tranquility like no other. This shows why Toyota despite some product recalls of other models in recent years, still always

Compare Seat Exeo ST and Toyota Avensis - Spanish Emoción meets Japanese serenity

Compare Seat Exeo and the Toyota Avensis - Spanish Emoción meets Japanese serenity
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can be found in the best seats in breakdown statistics and satisfaction rankings. An example: The first look at the car registration hinted evil. A mid-size station wagon with only 124 hp? That now belongs in the compact class already de rigueur. But in practice, the 310 Nm rich the 1555 kg heavy suit made perfect. The sprint to 100 kph is done with 9.8 seconds to 180 km / h diesel has sufficient reserves for the odd overtaking. the Avensis takes some start-up only for its top speed of 200 km / h. Consumption also seems like it nailed. With 5.3 liters, it was higher than the standard consumption of 4.6 liters, but never got even with rapid highway driving 5.9 liters. The chassis is perfectly matched to the engine and falls comfortably, but not too soft from. The Toyota Avensis is a genuine km-eaters. More relaxed than in the Avensis, longer distances can travel only in the ICE - Delays and cancellations of course not expected.

As expected, the Spaniard clearly shows hot-blooded. Already on paper he draws the Avensis thanks to 170-hp 2.0-liter turbo diesel them clearly. The sprint from rest to 100 completed the 1,530 kilograms heavy station wagon in just 8.6 seconds, set 200 km / h for him no problem.

Compare Seat Exeo ST and Toyota Avensis - Spanish Emoción meets Japanese serenity

Compare Seat Exeo and the Toyota Avensis - Spanish Emoción meets Japanese serenity
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Thanks to 350 Nm of torque the Exeo reaches its top speed of 229 km / h lighter than the Japanese. The fact that this in consumption reflected surprise this little. The PS 170 is diesel with 5.4 liters fuel consumption, approximately one liter over the Toyota Avensis. In practice, the Exeo indulged on average 6.7 liters. Given the power that would be not a very poor value, a difference of more than two liters, between manufacturer and real consumption, however, are clearly too much. The chassis of the Spaniard falls - like the engine - sportier. characterized the direct steering follows like ruts or warp minimum at transverse joints. That's not so bad, and falls only by the direct comparison with the stoic calm handling of the Toyota Avensis on. For total and the Seat Exeo ST is a good long-distance tourer.

Compare Seat Exeo ST and Toyota Avensis - Spanish Emoción meets Japanese serenity

Compare Seat Exeo and the Toyota Avensis - Spanish Emoción meets Japanese serenity
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Conclusion

Priced lie Seat Exeo and the Toyota Avensis on the same. The Spaniard is to have from 23,700 euro, the Japanese costs in the base 250 euros more and starts at 23,950 euros. When orders additional equipment the seat shows his Audi origin, because the option list the price climbs quickly up. Objectively, the Avensis is therefore the sensible choice. Technically perfect, very safe and still economical. But the little contemporary interior and infotainment can also the toughest mental arithmetic spoil the fun. The striking, especially when a colleague takes time in the Exeo or trade to work. For all, however, where the car is merely a means to an end, is the Toyota Avensis first choice. Pure esthete, however, have more fun with the Seat Exeo. Until both Mittelklässer probably in 2014 reissued, the Spanish combination is therefore uniquely beautiful choice.

rating

Seat Exeo ST
Toyota Avensis
Exterior design1.82.2
Interior design1.72.0
multimedia2.01.9
navigation2.51.9
driving1.91.9
consumption2.51.6
   
costs per year1  
   
Purchase price test vehicle35,685.00 €28,650.00 €
Fuel costs **1587.90 €1256.10 €
Control254,00 euro210,00 euro
depreciation5352.75 €4.297,50Euro
Total annual costs:   
7194.65 €5763.60 €
   
Test Results / Final mark:  
2.11.9
   
1 Costs per year are made up of fuel costs, road tax, the imputed value loss (15 percent p. A.)
2 Fuel costs at 1.58 euros / liter of diesel and an annual mileage of 15,000 kilometers
Data Sheets
 Seat  Exeo ST
Toyota Avensis
   
Length / width / height (m):4.67 / 1.77 / 1454.71 / 1.81 / 1.48
Wheel base (m):2.642.70 
   
engine:4-cylinder turbo diesel  
Displacement (cc):1968 1998
Power (kW / hp):125/170 91/124 
Max. Torque (Nm):350 310 
Top speed (km / h):229200
acceleration 0-100 km / h (s):8.4 9.8 
   
Test-Consumption (L / 100 km): 6.75.3
Test CO2-Emissions (g / km)3:205 g / km162
Manufacturer consumption (l / 100 km):5.4 l / 100 km4.6
CO2-Manufacturers emissions (g / km):142 g / km120
Emission standard:5 euro5 euro 
Energy efficiency class:CA
   
equipment
(Series selection):
Five airbags, power side mirrors. adjustable / heated, front armrest, multifunction steering wheel, audio system "Adaggio" with RDS and CD player (MP3 drive) 4 speakers, 2-zone climate control Climatronic, power windows front and rear, cruise control system (CCS), remote control central locking, fog lightseight airbags, antilock brake system (ABS) with electronic brake force distribution (EBD), brake assist (BA), daytime running lights, remote central, VSC + (electronic stability control) with TRC (traction control system), mirrors electrically adjustable and heated, front windows, electrically
   
Weight / payload  
Empty weight kg):1590 1555
permitted total weight (kg):20752100 
Boot volume (l):422-1354509-1690

3 Based on calculations of the Bavarian State Office for the Environment

Pricesfrom 23.700 eurofrom 23.950 euro
   
Per…

+ stylish design

+ high-quality interior

+ lots of space

+ very good qualities Tourer

Contra ...

- excessive consumption

- too tight chassis

- stale appearance, both inside and outside

Driving Report BMW X3 xDrive 35i: socially acceptable

Any friend socially acceptable SUV knows the cars of the X-Series from Munich. Every car enthusiasts also know that the usual nomenclature the X3 classifies as a cross between X1 and X5. So there are at BMW still a world above the X3. This slows down the expectations of the BMW X3 iDrive 35i a bit of a - quite wrongly; because he is bigger on the inside than the three and promise the external appearance.

Although the BMW X3 iDrive 35i 4.65 meters long, 1.88 meters wide and 1.66 meters in height by far no Hänfling. But you have already experienced other SUV of this size, the interior does not give the feeling of spaciousness, ample space for the driver and up to four passengers and luggage. The X3 is here

Driving Report BMW X3 xDrive 35i: socially acceptable

Driving Report BMW X3 xDrive 35i: socially acceptable
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measure with greater. This impression is underscored by the many storage compartments, trays and cup holders.

flexible adjustment

The three divided rear seat also allows a very flexible adaptation to the charge, which will impress leisure guests as well as recreational athletes. That's at least the types of applications that come into your mind when you sit in the X3. Commercial use as all-terrain light truck like you look at him not imagine rather the ride to the opera with evening wear. The boat and the horse trailer fit better to disclosure of 2.4 tonnes maximum towing capacity than the caravan or even a trailer with him.

Workplace

At BMW-typical oriented to the driver's workplace of the blue man acts out of place. The grippy three-spoke leather multifunction steering wheel, in our X3 with shift paddles for the standard eight-speed automatic transmission, the wide center console, with the rotary pushbutton controller for on-board computers, vehicle settings and navigation, the associated large screen in the center of the instrument panel

Driving Report BMW X3 xDrive 35i: socially acceptable

Driving Report BMW X3 xDrive 35i: socially acceptable
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the classically designed round instruments in view of the driver - all to handle pleasant to look at and good to use. In the 35i model sports seats for driver and front passenger are electrically adjustable and feature a memory function.

drive

The six-cylinder in-line engine with three liters of displacement is a good friend. It reacts spontaneously to every movement of the accelerator pedal and turns joyfully to higher regions. Thanks to its TwinPower Turbo, the maximum torque of 400 Nm is already available at 1,200 rpm available, ranging up to 5000 rev / min. This, together with the eight-speed automatic to an impressive for a roughly two-ton car acceleration experience. The 100 km / h reached the X3 5.7 seconds; the propulsion levels out at 245 km / h.

Continued on page 2: Video - BMW X3; EfficientDynamics technology; Agile, strong and fast; Also the terrain ?; Technical specifications & price

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Driving Report BMW X3 xDrive 35i: socially acceptable

Driving Report BMW X3 xDrive 35i: socially acceptable
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EfficientDynamics technology

With its EfficientDynamics technology BMW has managed to keep consumption in check. The transmission allows low-speed driving, start-stop is on board, as well as a brake energy regeneration and electromechanical power steering. A switching of ancillary components only when necessary and the low-resistance tires contribute as much to the average consumption (EU standard) of 8.8 liters Super per 100 km at. In practice, the values ​​fluctuated around the ten-liter mark with a tendency to eleven.

Agile, strong and fast

The chassis and which is regulated, the xDrive-wheel drive, the steering and suspension create the right conditions, to savor the performance of the engine. The X3 is shown in this combination as a BMW, as you look at it from the promises Brand: agile, strong and fast.

Driving Report BMW X3 xDrive 35i: socially acceptable

Driving Report BMW X3 xDrive 35i: socially acceptable
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Even off-road?

On the road, making the X3 a good figure. Oh, he can also land. The values ​​for approach angle, ground clearance and wading depth show that. But why just sully the fine plate with mud?

Data BMX X3 xDrive 35i

Length x width x height (m):4.65 x 1.88 x 1.66
  
Engine:Six-cylinder diesel, 2979 cc,
TwinPower Turbo, direct injection, Valvetronic
Power:225 kW / 306 hp at 5800 rev / min
Max. Torque:400 Nm 1200-5000 U / min
Curb weight / payload:1805 kg - 1880 kg / max. 560 kg
Consumption (EU standard):8.8 liters
CO2 emissions:204 g / km, Euro5
maximum speed:245 km / h
Acceleration from 0 to 100 km / h:5,7Sek.
Load capacity:550 liters, a maximum of 1600 liters
Maximum trailer (braked):2400 kg
Wheels / tires:8J x 18 LM / 245/50 R 18 100W
Turning circle:11.9 meters
Base Price:52,150 €

Can-Am Defender: Little Hero of Labor

Nei, det er ikke problemer med navnet, sikrer BRP. til slutt har andre kjøretøyer av gruppen merket Can-Am modellnavn fra bilindustrien: Renegade, Outlander eller Maverick. Så nå Defender kommer.

Det er den første side-by-side utility vehicle av kanadierne som har spesialisert seg på dette feltet på sport SSV, de tre bokstavene står fortsatt for Bombardier Recreational Products, som kan oversettes fritid produkter Bombardier betyr.

 

Can-Am Defender.

Can-Am Defender.
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Defender er datoen geländegängigste Kjøretøy fra Can-Am. Det er rettet mot bønder, skogbruk og kommunale myndigheter, jegere og vinter tjenester. Han kommer opp med en rekke smarte funksjoner. I førerhuset tre personer. Ryggen av den foran kan felles ned for å være en midtkonsoll med koppholdere og oppbevaringsrom, kan seteputen klappes opp. Under den ytre fremre passasjersete fremdeles finnes i den øvre utførelse da en bærbar 21-liters boks. Selv godt brukbar som Toolbox hanskerommet kan være av og ta med deg. Sengen kan vippes manuelt (valgfri elektro-hydraulisk). Rattet kan justeres i høyden. Vil det bli skjøvet helt opp er det nesten nivå og letter ikke bare i gang, men bedret seg, for eksempel i kniffligem terreng og termin synlighet.

På rundt 650 til 700 kilo Vekt har de forsvarer en nyttelast på 680 kg og en tilhengervekt på 900 kg. Håndteringen er enkel og takket være dynamisk servostyring (ikke i basisversjonen) spiller enkelt. De automatiske funksjonene har også en kortere på L-kurset. Ved vippebryter bakre eller alle hjul kan velge begge aksler er utstyrt med differensialsperre. Også som vippebryter, kan de tre kjøreprogrammer "Eco", "Normal" og velg "arbeid". De kompakte dimensjoner på 3,05 meter korte kanadiske Kraxlers og 28 centimeter bakkeklaring gir i forbindelse med en masse av dreiemoment og en elektronisk bakke nedstigning kontroll for fremragende terrengegenskaper. Selvfølgelig, vann kryssinger er ikke et stort problem når du er klar til å ta føttene våt i å kjøpe.

Can-Am Defender.

Can-Am Defender.
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BRP har for Can-Am Defender en rekke tilbehør. Det ble utviklet på samme parallell til kjøretøyet. Så den lille helten av arbeidet kan oppgraderes i henhold til personlige preferanser og planlagt for formålet. Bestilte inkluderer en myk topp, Hardtop tak, dører i stedet stoff nettverk, underkjøringsbeskyttelse, ekstra lys, robust stål støtfangere, en trekkrok for fronten, selvfølgelig, en vinsj, en feste for barneseng, små eller store frontruten og og og.

levert til forhandleren er den Defender som en grunnleggende modell i tre utstyrsversjoner. Blinklys og bakspeilet må minst fortsatt bli tilkalt og montert for MOT godkjenning som Löf (jordbruk eller skogbruk).

kan forventes på asfalt og deretter med en hastighet på omkring 70 km / t.
Grunnmodellen er drevet av en 800-kubikk-V2-Twin Rotax av 37 kW / 50 HK. The Defender DPS (Dynamic Power Steering), og toppmodellen XT bringe 976 cc og 53 kW / 72 hk fra også to sylindere. Den prisklasse for de tre grunnversjoner varierer mellom 13,899 euro og 19,899 euro.

Data Can-Am Defender

Lengde x bredde x høyde (im)3,05 x 1,58 x 1,98
Hjulavstand (m):2,11
Bakkeklaring:280 mm
motor:V2, firetakts 800cc væskekjølte
effekt:37 kW / 50 PS
stasjon:fire hjul
overføring:automatisk
maksimal hastighet:k. A.
Drivstofftank:40 liter
Tørrvekt:633 kg
nyttelast:680 kg
Tauing kapasitet:907 kg
dekk:25x8x12 (foran), 25x10x12 (bak)
Pris: 13,899 €

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Test Mini Cooper S 5-door: From Mini is Midi

That the automotive industry affected by design to customer tastes, is well known. That it acts also spoke forming, however, new: The vehicle, which is sold in England as Mini "4-Door", is with us in the translation "5-door". In our drive report but it is not a numbers game, but to objective facts and subjective impressions.

Family-friendly Midi

Test Mini Cooper S 5-door: From Mini is Midi

The Mini is Midi and family-friendly.
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Still, the new body variant has not led to a noticeable increase in sales volumes in the meantime grown to extended family model portfolio of the brand. Worldwide in 2014 around 302,000 Minis were sold, which represents a decline of almost one per cent over the previous year. Because a child seat is so difficult to maneuver into the back of the three-door, 5-door model was needed. And projects over the three-door version of the first generation is a whopping 16 centimeters. The Mini is Midi and family-friendly.

Distinguishing features

But not the length of calls getting used to. Two essential discriminating features compared to its predecessor revealed the driver or the driver shortly after boarding, and when the first tank of fuel is used up. The scale speedometer moved from the center console behind the steering wheel rim, namely to where most look for him. And in the gas station you park now sensibly left of the pump, as the BMW 2's architecture is the traditional positioning of the filler neck before.

Cooper S version

In Germany, the Cooper S version is the most popular in the program, which is why he was also selected for this test. The two-liter petrol engine delivers 141 kW / 192 hp. Who does not need additional power and want to avoid corresponding cost for a "John Cooper Works" model, the Sports optics can get for 100 euros extra in the form of a JCW leather steering wheel in the cockpit. With a six-speed automatic transmission, the test car for the allocation of driving force provided to the front wheels. His enormous temperament, which is released even at low gas flow, draws from the very early existing maximum torque - from 1250 revolutions it is fully available.

Max go-kart feeling

Once again the wonderfully direct steering feel to praise the immediate response to gas commands or the agile driving behavior should not be the point here. fulfill that promise Manufacturer falls the higher powered Minis always easy. Only the deviation from the usual would be worth mentioning. but the ability to vary the characteristics of the gas pedal and circuit and affect the driving experience to suit your mood, are a step forward, which should not remain anonymous. "Max go-kart feeling" announces the display of the central monitor when selecting the Sport mode '. Thus, the accelerator and steering characteristic can be altered as well as the shifting dynamics of the Steptronic transmission. As a consequence, the speed steps are turning higher, the steering feels harder. Unfortunately, the Steptronic must be paid with 1,850 euros extra.

Green mode and asymmetry

In order for the "Green" mode is not misinterpreted as automated boredom, the display indicates "consumption-optimized driving pleasure" and it is no problem to drive in this mode for half-filled tank 30 additional kilometers of reach. The range obtained is displayed in green digits. Speaking of tank: The clarity of the central tempo and speed display is unfortunately hindered by the light-emitting diode bar for the fuel level. A symmetrical instrument design with three scales would be probably not have been mini-like. To around 600 kilometers test track (about half of them in green mode), the consumption amounted, according to on-board computer to 7.4 liters per 100 kilometers.

suspension comfort

Test Mini Cooper S 5-door: From Mini is Midi

In order for the proverbial go-kart feeling is not suffering, is the ride comfort of the robust variety.
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In order for the proverbial go-kart feeling is not suffering, is the ride comfort of the robust variety. The seats are sporty and tight, neat, give good lateral support and have in the sports version an extendable thigh support.

to have numerous extras

In Mini customers bills sitting relaxed experience shows. On average, they stuck again one fifth of the basic purchase price of extras in their small cars. Sometimes for things that are not associated with more security, even with more comfort. A roof lining in anthracite for example, costs 160 euros extra, black stripes on the hood 110 euros. Meaningful as LED fog lights, however, a real bargain (100 euros), the intelligent emergency call are (using button above the interior mirror) costs 190 euros. 2,700 euros to be paid for a package of sports seats and driving mode control, trip computer, velor floor mats, automatic climate control, lighting package, multifunction steering wheel, white turn signals, fog lights, rain sensor, automatic headlight control and alloy wheels. That adds up: The sum of the special equipment amounted to the test car to 10,850 euros.

VW Caddy alltrack: Off-Road suit for bare parquet

arouse emotions, which is not easy for a commercial vehicle. VW tried to give the practical combination Caddy a little more soul and equips him in the trim alltrack with off-road accessories. So far, the approximately 4.50 meters long and 1.89 centimeters was high all-rounder rather a good buddy of artisans and transporters. As Caddy alltrack he should convince fathers with planking and an indicated underride guard, who want more from Esprit spacious five-seater.

equipped with a 110 kW / 150 hp two-liter diesel, the DSG dual clutch transmission and all-wheel drive the combined costs from 36,235 euros. Who now expects strong off-road capabilities will be disappointed. The Caddy alltrack is neither higher nor did he laid modified springs and shock absorbers. The tags alone improve the optics: the front bumper together with underride protection acts of massive, possibly the black edges of the wheel arches protect the paint against stone impact when it goes for rough stretches. Inside include aluminum caps on the pedals, chrome trim and a leather steering wheel for the model-specific features. Shelves are available in large numbers, eventually the trader wants to know stowed his delivery or order documents decent and accessed quickly, which is the private customer just right.

Chrome to underride guard and roof rails give the Caddy alltrack the required premium paint and matte black plastic on the wheel housings protect the paint from stone chips.

Chrome to underride guard and roof rails give the Caddy alltrack the required premium paint and matte black plastic on the wheel housings protect the paint from stone chips.
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The two-liter diesel jumps quite conventional at the turn of the ignition. He is one of the best selling diesel Group, fortunately not affected by the diesel affair as specified by Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles. 340 Nm of torque braces of hardworking diesel maximum and gets sometimes when communicating with the dual-clutch automatic stutter. Who very gently stroking the gas pedal, hardly comes forward who pushes too boldly his foot down, moves the Caddy into a neat but surprising leap forward. Located on a lot of torque, the automatic over quickly engages the clutch, that is not always comfortable. This also applies to the suspension. Only superficially ironing her straight uneven road surfaces, only if the wagon is loaded, the undue hardship loses.

The performance can be seen, however. In 10.4 seconds it goes from 0 to 100 km / h with a top speed of 189 km / h Caddy counts on the highway to the ranks of a hurry. But also to that of the thirsty. Defensive driving and frequent benefit of the free-wheeling function of the transmission lead to a consumption of 5.9 liters of fuel per 100 kilometers, but express pace on the long drive drives him to 8.5 liters. The average consumption of 6.9 liters is fine, the Caddy has still a rather large face, and with more than 1.7 tonnes also a high curb weight.

To bring the well under difficult traction conditions ahead, is the permanent all-wheel drive 4Motion a fine thing. Not only on muddy dirt roads, even on asphalt additionally driven as needed rear axle brings a good deal more safety and directional stability. Only the trailer load falls as 1,450 kilograms from comparatively modest. In terms of transport volume, the Caddy on the other hand can not fool. On the back seat large legroom is granted, it can be folded shared. 590-3020 liters he can take you on the journey, the cargo space is completely flat, the load sill in a very moderate level. Only the large tailgate is smaller driver or drivers with problems, she stands up strongly against the closure, especially slim people could almost make pull-ups, without that it moves at the Zuziehschlaufe. But the Caddy is a very practical companion, looks straight into the Alltrack variant good and creates more off than many SUVs. And with the emotions that it creates a certain persistence at some point.

Specifications: VW Caddy alltrack

Length / width / height / wheelbase in meters:4.52 / 1.79 / 1.89 / 2.68
Trunk size:590-3020 l
Empty weight:1764 kg
Max. payload:562 kg
Fuel tank capacity:50 l
Engine:-Line four cylinder turbo diesel with 2.0 liters
Max. Power:110 kW / 150 hp at 4,500 / min
transmission:automatic double clutch transmission 6 speed
Max. torque:340 Nm at 1750 / min
0-100 km / h:10,4 s
maximum speed:189 km / h
Fuel consumption:5.3 liters of diesel / 100 km
CO2 emission:139 g / km
Test consumption:6.9 liters of diesel / 100 km
Price:from 36,235 euros

VW Passat: master of the middle class

Whether father or representatives, whether for fleet, leisure or family, the Passat is one of the most important volume models of the VW Group. After 22 million units and 41 years, the 8th generation is in November at the start. The competition is likely not going to like that. It is the best mid-size car, which have ever been to the wheels Wolfsburg.

new standards

Once again, Volkswagen has set the bar very high hanged, in all disciplines such as design, safety, comfort, space, efficiency and cost. The new Passat is not a revision of an existing vehicle. The internal B8-called model is a complete redesign. It all started on a white sheet of paper. It therefore little wonder that the "Emden" - so called because it is built in Emden for many years - is the most advanced car in its class.

VW Passat: master of the middle class

The new VW Passat Variant is flatter and wider than its predecessor.
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athletic appearance

This will be essential underpinning better appearance among others over its predecessor. He is flatter and wider, the wheelbase has grown and at the same total length of the overhangs have shrunk; a popular means to leave the car sporty and solid on the road. Like the Golf 7 and the Passat B8 is technically based on the Group employed modular transverse matrix MQB. This not only saved weight (-85 kg), but also creates more interior space. This becomes especially on the Kombi, in Germany still by far the most frequently purchased variant (share above 85 percent).

VW Passat: master of the middle class

The boot capacity of the new VW Passat has grown over its predecessor by 47 liters.
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Lots of space, but small drawbacks

Compared to its predecessor, the new Passat swallows 47 liters more and thus comes to 650 liters of cargo space. If the backrest is folded forward, fit to 1780 liters in the Passat. Unintelligible why VW does not offer a truly level load floor in this class in this configuration. The backrests are unfortunately angle on the seat cushions. Optionally, the front passenger seat can be folded. Even cargo up to a length of 2.80 meters is then dry home.

motorization

For the market launch are three engines to choose from. Debut celebrates a new top diesel with 176 kW / 240 hp. However, development chief Jakob Neußer sees the greatest demand in the 2.0 TDI with 110 kW / 150 hp. That the Passat is thus perfectly adequate road, showed our first test drive. The diesel reacts spontaneously on the gas, pulling from low speeds kicking going on, remains calm and should also provide at the pump its owner more than satisfied. VW is as a standard consumption of 4.1 liters of diesel. A little later will be followed by a TDI with 88 kW / 120 PS and 140 kW / 190 hp. In the gasoline engine, the service spectrum ranges from 92 kW / 125 hp to 206 kW / 280 hp. The more powerful versions are, however, available until next year. Similarly, a plug-in hybrid and a natural gas variant.

Interior and ride like a luxury-class model

VW Passat: master of the middle class

The new VW Passat drives like a luxury-class model, and feels the interior so on.
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What's subjective driving impression favored in the Passat, is the very high overall comfort of the Passat. Rolling and wind noise are barely noticeable. Suspension and steering are top. The car drives like a luxury-class model, and feels the interior so on. That Volkswagen already sets the tone when it comes to quality in the volume business, is well known. You have to sit only in a polo or golf. But here in the Passat Wolfsburg to surpass themselves. Every detail is perfect, the surfaces look classy. The Passat is a small Phaeton, and also VW's first model that can be ordered with a fully digital TFT display. There is then no real hands and digits more. Everything takes place as with a computer virtually on a screen from. Developers and programming allows this type of cockpit, called Active Info Display, an enormous potential of display options.

Information on the windshield

Scale also want to set in terms of driver assistance systems, the Wolfsburg. Not only a host of electronic helpers - from the parking assistant to the dam pilot - to assist the driver and increase safety. For the first time this information also gets directly reflected in the windshield.

Prices

Price of the Passat starts (150-horsepower gasoline engine) at 30,375 euros. The equally strong diesel costs 2,200 euros more in the same class. As usual, the versions are divided in Trendline, Comfortline and Highline. Saloon and estate apart between 1,000 euros and 1,175 euros.

The VW Passat Variant 2.0 TDI at a glance:

Length / width / height (m)4.77 / 1.83 / 1.48
Wheel base (m)2.79
Boot capacity650 l to 1 780L
tare1505 kg
Max. payload640 kg
engine2.0-liter turbo-four-cylinder diesel
power110 kW / 150 hp at 3500 to 4000 / min
Max. torque340 Nm at 1750-3000 / min
0-100 km / h8.9 sec.
top speed218 km / h

 

rating

Plus: excellent overall comfort, generous interior space, excellent workmanship, low consumption, high level of safety

Minus: Active Info Display only available in combination with most expensive navigation system, no rear cargo area

 

Test ds 5 – send shell, hard core

Holger Zehden - Citroën wants to build on the splendid era and breathes the line DS new life - but this time in several classes. Flagship is the Mittelklässler ds 5. In auto.de test the HDi 165 diesel had to prove

The days of the goddess DS

Test ds 5 - send shell, hard core

Test ds 5 - send shell, hard core
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are long gone. At the sound of these two letters someone gets goosebumps in Germany any more. The Citroën wanted to change when they brought the little DS3 on the market of 2010. Henceforth, the abbreviation DS serves as a generic name for higher quality and more extravagant vehicles of conventional vehicle classes. Similarly moves the competition, an Audi A4 or VW Passat supports the rear and the equipment easily enhances in order to cast it into a Audi A5 or VW CC.

optics

Although the DS5 the base to the 3008 - and does not share the C5 - DS5 acts of Citroën more like a sporty and more stylish version of the French middle class. On the hood sits an indicated power dome, the front bumper is broken like a sports car. The most striking design trick: As top edge of the headlights, a chrome strip that runs up to the back of the split A-pillar is used. At the rear of the DS5 makes on thick trousers. With spoiler on the roof and two large-caliber tailpipes of the DS5 him following vehicles inspires respect - or it provokes them to stay tuned. That's smart, but looks more like men's toys.

Test ds 5 - send shell, hard core

Test ds 5 - send shell, hard core
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interior

This impression is confirmed in the interior. The view is a massive center console with all kinds of toggle switches and decor elements in aluminum look. It has something of airplane cockpit. This impression is reinforced by the additional toggle switches in the roof, which is, inter alia, can open the three-piece glass roof and close. The button for the engine start sitting unorthodox - as befits an extravagant French - high in the center console. Right next to it sits an analog clock that looks quirky and out of place in an otherwise so futuristic cockpit.

If one looks forward, awaken digital speedometer display in red and white for life, and the optional head-up display (HUD) our DS5 pops up. The illusion of a fighter jet is so perfect, especially because Citroën for the HUD uses a separate mirror, while it is projected by other manufacturers directly into the windshield. The Citroën system is certainly effective, but works just as well. In general, the Citroën is carefully processed and comes up with noble materials. The only problem: To the infotainment system around the plastic acts cheaper; which disturbs the otherwise high-quality appearance.

space
Test ds 5 - send shell, hard core

Test ds 5 - send shell, hard core
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The leather seats of our test car is a looker. On the seat cushions and backrests, the leather seems like woven. Even the seat comfort is no cause for criticism, only the rear seats could use a little more contour. The legroom in the DS5 is appropriate for the middle class. Before the middle place the operating unit for the rear air conditioning but restricts legroom.

The focus on design However, there is a catch. The luggage compartment of the French shrinks to only 468 liters. While the Audi A5 provides at least 480 liters of storage space, the Volkswagen CC has 532 liters clearly in the lead. However, the seats in the DS5 can be folded down to a nearly flat cargo area, making the coupe swallows up to 1,288 liters.

Driveability

The sporty appearance can be the HDi 165 turbo diesel deeds our test car. With 163 horsepower, the DS5 offers good power, 370 Nm of torque ensure sufficient acceleration. With the chassis, the French are, however, shot just over the top. While the normal series of Citroën are known for their litter-like soft suspension settings, is the DS5 rock hard on the road. This led

Test ds 5 - send shell, hard core

Test ds 5 - send shell, hard core
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the fleet Frenchman really a sporty driving style. The increased adrenaline levels compensated for the driver excessively hard knocks - but in everyday life, the chassis is unambiguous too hard. Annoying is above all the utter absence of dynamic damper. During the C5 from about the second outfit variant as standard with the hydropneumatic suspension Hydractiv III + has, there is this not even the DS5 surcharge. This is because, according to Citroën the Platform of 3008, which is not compatible with the Hydractiv III + suspension.

Engines

On the larger vehicle classes Citroën demonstrates a penchant for diesel, donated its vehicles more diesel variants as gasoline and also sets the hybrid on a combination of diesel and electric motor. Therefore, the entry and the 114 hp 1.6-liter e-HDi 115 Airdream forms. In the 163-hp diesels our test car, the there is to have in addition to the manual six-speed gearbox with 6-speed automatic transmission rank. The same combination is in DS5 Hybrid4 used, but is supported here by a 37 hp electric motor antriebt the rear axle when required. More powerful it goes to when the gasoline engine. A 1.6-liter turbo with 156 hp (THP 155) serves as a base. Top unit is the same motor with 200 hp (THP 200).

Conclusion
Test ds 5 - send shell, hard core

Test ds 5 - send shell, hard core
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Vehicles Citroën were previously known for their rather cozy design for suspension and comfort. This tradition of the DS5 a radical departure. Unlike the namesake (DS = déesse = Goddess) of DS5 is bursting with masculinity and testosterone. With a cockpit like a fighter jet, powerful engines and board hard suspension, the target group of the DS5 is clear. But with the luxury of the old days has to do only limited the new line DS. Of course Citroën DS5 donated also the optional fine leather on seats, steering wheel and dashboard, but the little-grade plastic in the center console is in stark contrast to. It is also unclear why Citroën DS5 dispensed entirely with the technical refinements such as the hydropneumatic suspension Hydractiv III +. Audi A5 and Volkswagen CC, they provide at least an additional charge, but spiral up in price so much higher in regions as the DS5.

Apart from rock-hard suspension and the small plastic faux pas in the center console, the DS5 offers no further blunders. With just under 30,000 Euro base price of the French beau is not necessarily a bargain, a more favorable entry ticket into the world of lifestyle middle class, there are, however, nowhere. Who also is looking for a stylish hybrid, is currently barely past the DS5. Especially as the flagship of the "line-DS" in this country by its exotic bonus of far greater looker than the competitor of VW or Audi.


Rating -
ds 5 HDi 165


Exterior design1.5
Interior design1.9
multimedia2.0
navigation1.7
driving1.9
consumption 2.1
  
Costs per year* 
  
Purchase price test vehicle38,840.00 €
Fuel costs **1493.10 €
Control228,00 euro
depreciation5826.00 €
Total annual costs:   
7547.10 €
  
Test Results / Final mark:  
1.8
  

* Costs per year are made up of fuel costs, road tax and calculated depreciation (15 per cent per annum)
** Fuel costs at 1.58 euros / liter of diesel and an annual mileage of 15,000 kilometers

Details - ds 5 HDi 165
  
füntürige, five-seat midsize sedan
  
Length Width Height:4530 mm / 1871 mm / 1505 mm
Wheelbase:2727 mm
  
engine:
Common-rail diesel
displacement:1998 cc
power:120 kW / 163 hp at 3.700Umdrehungen per minute
Max. torque:340 Newton meters at 2,000 revolutions per minute
top speed:215 km / h
acceleration 0-100 km / h:
8.8 s
  
Test-Consumption:6.3 l / 100 km
Test CO2-Emissions ***:193 g / km
Consumption Manufacturer:4.9 l / 100 km
CO2-Emissions Manufacturer:129 g / km
Emission standard:5 euro
Energy efficiency class:A
  
equipment
(Series selection):
eight airbags, electrically adjustable and heated outside mirrors, 16-inch alloy wheels, ABS with electronic brake force distribution (EBD), Hill Start Assist, brake assist, electronic parking brake, electronic stability program (ESP) with traction control "Intelligent Traction Control," Automatic headlamp activation, LED daytime running lights, cruise control (programmable) and limiters, front power windows, audio system RD5 (MP3 function) with CD player, six speakers, steering wheel remote control and USB box
  
Weight / payload 
Empty weight:1605 kg
Perm. Total weight:2130 kg 
Boot capacity:468-1288 l
  
Prices 
Base model:from 29.350 euro
Test car:38,840 €
top model:from 44,240 euros
*** Based on calculations of the Bavarian State Office for the Environment

Test: Audi Q5 – After Rejuvenating back

Ronny Kauerhof - Why would you change a successful car at the facelift great? The have imagined the Ingolstadt carmaker when they Audi Q5 four years after revised last autumn. While the exterior of the facelift remained virtually untouched, the compact SUV received a well-hidden under the hood efficiency update. Despite larger engines, the small Q5 but received no performance gain. In auto.de test the compact SUV had to prove its fuel-saving capability

Engine and performance

2008 Audi Q5 rolled to the dealers, in 2009, the Ingolstadt engineers pushed the smallest member of the Q5 engine family to. And although fell in the facelift of the first generation in autumn 2012 no performance update that compact SUV is anything but underpowered. Thanks to the turbo 2.0-liter diesel braces 320 Nm of torque to the front axle of 1755 kg heavy SUV.

Test: Audi Q5 - After Rejuvenating back

Audi Q5
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Thus denied the car the driver while the WOW effect of athletic brother SQ5, but for speed 160 on the highway, the power of the inline four-cylinder is sufficient for the acceleration to highway speed.

The mid-size SUV feels At no time is lame on. Also fully occupied, the 2.0-liter diesel drives based forward confidently to Q5. Unfortunately, it is only available as a six-speed manual switch in this variant. Alternatively, Audi has five more engines on offer, three turbo diesel (TDI) and two turbo gasoline (TFSI). They are optionally available with an automatic 7-speed S tronic or 8-speed tiptronic.

Consumption: Double-edged Sword

The translation of the small Q5 is designed in the lower gears short and to maximum acceleration. Especially the sixth gear, however, is optimized for driving on the highway and to help save fuel. with nearly

Test: Audi Q5 - After Rejuvenating back

Audi Q5
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eight liters of diesel per 100 kilometers, the consumption is not indecent high, but far from the Audi laboratory values ​​for "extra-urban driving" with 4.9 liters. For the test drive the 120-km / h mark was kept constant by means of cruise control.

The improvement of transmission and engine combinations will contribute to increased efficiency of 15 percent. The now standard on all models Start-stop system reduces fuel consumption by about 0.3 liter. On the auto.de test round, the compact SUV convinced with 7.1 liters. Unpleasant expensive the extension of the carriage. a fuel swirl appears between 160 and 180 km / h develop in the tank of the high-revving, small diesel. Ten liters and force the driver more frequently than he would like, to the service station.

The maximum speed of 203 km / h you have to wrest the engine, because from 170 km / h the base diesel is struggling. Reluctantly the speedometer needle creeps towards the maximum. But the ride comfort is excellent at a cruising speed between 140 and 160 km / h. The four-cylinder running smoothly, he is comfortable on the road. The standard dynamic chassis are in everyday use not the slightest shame. According to the

Test: Audi Q5 - After Rejuvenating back

Audi Q5
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Manufacturer it should even reduce fuel consumption by 0.2 liters per 100 kilometers compared to the previous model.

Visibility and interior claims

Outwardly, little has changed. At the front end of the Q5 receives the current Audi face with chamfered corners at single-frame grille. Presenters are now also chromumrahmten fog lights and the modified headlamps. The optional xenon light (1,060 euros) of the auto.de test car pulls the clasp-like daytime running lights at the view. At the rear, there are small changes to the diffuser and on the tailpipes. Two centimeters wide, the Q5 is than its predecessor. With the height of 1.65 meters, the Q5 has always been one in his class to the more windschnittigeren models.

The SUV-typical side profile is drawn in the coupé-Q5. Robust it comes to the Mercedes GLK. And compared VW Tiguan and the Hyundai Santa Fe, which tower above the Q5 also about five centimeters, the compact Ingolstadt seems almost sporty. But the Bavarian bolide provides surface for wind gusts. Especially during rapid driving over bridges or when overtaking a difference sedans is palpable. But thanks to the stable chassis and strong insulation disturb the gusts and the wind and

Test: Audi Q5 - After Rejuvenating back

Audi Q5
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no engine noise to driving pleasure.

Inside, the positive impression continues. The materials used and their processing are high. Especially the aluminum applications can validate the design on strong. Overall, the cockpit is very tidy - a little too sober. The impression is reinforced by saving unnecessary buttons next to the central spinning turntable. The built multifunctional sport steering wheel (220 Euro) scattered but this impression quickly.

Test: Audi Q5 - After Rejuvenating back

Audi Q5
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The assistance systems such as standard Fatigue warning or the optional cruise control (270 euros) prove to be helpful and intuitive. The radio system is integrated as standard at no additional charge with DAB receiver (335 euros) expandable. In the test car's speakers »Audi sound system" ensured (255 euros) for euphony. A fortune costs the Navi Plus package (2,810 euros).

Travelmerry Q5 drivers benefit from generous 540-liter boot, the compulsively neat people will love thanks to the optional metal rail system (205 euros). If only passenger on board, the rear seat can fold down easily, and with a little good will of half household disappears in combinatorial same cargo space (1,560 liters). If more than two passengers traveling, the Q5 and the rear seat occupant has a lavish space. Even gigantic passengers not bump his head and have enough legroom.

Conclusion

The introduction of the Audi Q5 was a godsend for the Ingolstadt-based carmaker. The Audi Q5 quickly reached the status of best-selling mid-size SUV. But the times in which BMW X3, Audi Q5 and VW Tiguan could divide up the market among themselves, are long gone. The middle of the production cycle, Audi is trying to make the Q5 interesting again. And although the anticipated additional horsepower remained in the stable, the Q5 is among the winners of the long crisis winter 2012/2013.

Test: Audi Q5 - After Rejuvenating back

Audi Q5
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The sales figures speak for themselves. The SUV of the Ingolstadt car manufacturer took second place behind the VW Tiguan in new registrations in the segment "SUV" in February. But with the competition of the sleek and several thousand euros cheaper Hyundai Santa Fe or the efficient Volvo XC60 in the neck, it is difficult for the Q5. At least you want from a car in this price range (49,355 euros) that certain something.

And so floats Audi on the general wave of success of the Volkswagen Group. Record profit in 2012 and ambitious growth plans ensure that the next generation of the Q5, which is to be installed in 2016 in the new Audi plant in the Mexican San José Chiapa development.

Data Audi Q5 2.0 TDI

Length / width / height (m)4.63 / 1.90 / 1.65
Wheel base (m)2.81
  
engineSeries four-cylinder common-rail diesel
Displacement (cc)1968
Power (kW / hp) 105/143
Max. Torque (Nm at U / min)320 at 1750-2500
Top speed (km / h)192
Acceleration 0-100 km / h (s)10.9
  
consumption 
Test-Consumption (L / 100 km)7.1
Consumption by the manufacturer (l / 100 km)5.3
CO2 emissions according to the manufacturer (l / 100 km)139
Emission category5 euro
Energy efficiency classA
  
equipment
(Base model)
six airbags, electronic stability control (ESC), Anti-lock braking system (ABS), dynamic suspension, CD Radio system with eight speakers, halogen lights, roof rails, fog lights, electromagnetic parking brake, dimming interior mirror, air Automatic, inlays in Mono Metallic
  
Weight / payload 
Empty weight kg)1755
permitted total weight (kg)2260
Boot volume (l)540-1560
  
Price (EUR)
 
Basic model from 35,500
test car 49335

rating

Exterior design1.8
Interior design1.6
multimedia2.0
navigation1.8
driving1.9
consumption2.0
  
Costs (EUR)
 
Fuel costs **1,682.70
Control248.00
depreciation7,400.25
Total annual costs *9,330.95
  
test score  
1.9
+sophisticated car with a distinct smoothness
+clean lines and timeless design
-Basic equipment only basic comfort
-no function for the 143 HP diesel base
  

* Costs per year are made up of fuel costs, road tax, the imputed value loss (15 percent p. A.)
** Fuel costs at 1.58 euros / liter of diesel and an annual mileage of 15,000 kilometers

 

Fahrbericht Hyundai H-1 Travel 2.5 CRDi: Unbeatable price

Long have small and compact cars from Korea
priced receptive to European competition. that still
one way or another price surprise is still possible to prove
This year Hyundai.

The Travel is the minibus variant of
Transporters H-1 from 27,358 euros at the dealership. That is a
unbeatably cheap deal, after all, the Korean
Eight seats a 2.5 liter turbocharged diesel engine under the hood, which at 600
Euro charge proud 125 kW / 170 hp.

lines

The
Sidelines of the H-1 Travel acts typical for this class of little interest. ever
but a curved bead point above the wheels front wing and
so loosen the silhouette on pleasant. The tail is located
sober and factual. More autonomy puts the H-1 Travel at
Front of the day.

Fahrbericht Hyundai H-1 Travel 2.5 CRDi: Unbeatable price

Fahrbericht Hyundai H-1 Travel 2.5 CRDi: Unbeatable price
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A wide chrome strut on the front with cooler
large brand emblem in the center demonstrate self-confidence. The
far drawn back headlights flow smoothly into the
Shoulder line above.

equipment

In the standard equipment of the Travel trumps
not only with the engine on. Two sliding side doors are factory
as natural as fog lamps, air conditioning, CD radio
and ESP with traction control and rollover protection. The ventilation can
also be regulated separately for the two rear rows. have missed
We, however, an armrest for the driver and a
Rear wiper. Single orderable extra for the variant with
the stronger of the two motors is the metallic paint.

Workplace

The
The dashboard has at the top of car typical foamed
Of plastic,

Fahrbericht Hyundai H-1 Travel 2.5 CRDi: Unbeatable price

Fahrbericht Hyundai H-1 Travel 2.5 CRDi: Unbeatable price
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but otherwise presents itself with a simple
Objectivity of Transportation standards. Three classic circular instruments with
almost huge numbers dominate the cockpit with color
remote central console. Between the two front seats remains a
generous passage.

facilitate Handles A-and B-pillar
the entry of low footboard to the elevated seats.
but why the boarding aid missing on the passenger side, remains the
Secret of the designers.

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Fahrbericht Hyundai H-1 Travel 2.5 CRDi: Unbeatable price

Fahrbericht Hyundai H-1 Travel 2.5 CRDi: Unbeatable price
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aggregate

The 170-horsepower engine is the great
Strength of Hyundai. He also pulls in fifth gear at higher speeds well
by and procures only beyond the 140 km / h slightly stronger
Hearing. provide travel speeds of 160 km / h on the motorway
but not a problem. getting used to at first
However, the rather spongy designed power steering.
Rear maneuvering goes thanks to large rear-view mirror, the clear
Heck form and standard rear parking assistant, however,
slight of hand. The relatively small turning circle contributes to
simple and professionally with the giant. The indicated 8.5 liters

Fahrbericht Hyundai H-1 Travel 2.5 CRDi: Unbeatable price

Fahrbericht Hyundai H-1 Travel 2.5 CRDi: Unbeatable price
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Average consumption can be realized perfectly. we moved
us depending on driving style from 7.6 to 10 liters per 100 kilometers.

stalls & space

at
5.13 meters in length, remains behind the third row of seats even when fully
Passenger occupancy still plenty of space for luggage. Comfort allowed ago
enjoy all the passengers in the middle row. The relative
60:40 split bank is displaceable to a position. for longer
Travel also can be the backrests in a pleasant
Fold rest position backwards. This also applies to row the third
So unfortunately it did then as well. The backrest can be neither
Around all the way forward, even fold the seats, let
because at least remove the rear seat. Thus, even the
Take a bicycle to the problem. Here, the Koreans have a
huge miss. The white and the German importer and has the
Group headquarters in Seoul already pointed accordingly.
Even at 1,000 euros or 1,500 euros extra charge for more flexibility
the Travel would remain a special offer - but would certainly be far more
can convince buyers.

Data: Hyundai H-1 Travel 2.5 CRDi (125 kW)

Length x width x height: 5.13 m x 1.92 m x 1.93 m

engine (Type, engine capacity): Four-cylinder turbo diesel, 2497 cc
Max. power125 kW / 170 hp at 3800 rev / min
Max. Torque: 392 Nm at 2000 to 2500 rev / min

consumption NEDC on average: 8.5 l
CO2 emissions: 225 g / km
acceleration 0 to 100 km / h: 14.5 seconds
top speed: 180 km / h

Curb weight / payload: 2282 kg / max. 748 kg
trunk851 liters
Towed Weight: 2300 kg
Turning radius: 11.2 m

price: From € 27,953.10 (incl. VAT.)

New Opel Astra with old strengths and new qualities

The days of autumn 2015 are met in the Hessian town of Rüsselsheim a new brightness. For in the Opel headquarters realistic optimism is to be found. The General Motors brand is more determined than ever to their strategy of model renewal. By 2020, 29 new models are scheduled in the proclaimed by Opel CEO Karl-Thomas Neumann product offensive.

The new Astra from 10 October at the dealership

Here, the Opel Astra holds in his generation as a precursor of a new efficiency class technical sensuality: "The new Astra opens a new era for Opel, he defined a quantum leap," says Neumann. Five-door, the eleventh compact car generation of Opel from 10 October arrived at dealers, who presented at the Frankfurt IAA Astra Sports Tourer is then ordered, the great combination 2016 is supplied With Opel is expected that around sixty percent of buyers for decide that version. Above all, the engineers were in demand for the complete renovation of the central organ of Opel. They tinkered with no creative limits, bordered on each component and prescribed a Abspeckkur. With success. Because of the slightly shortened 2015 Astra weighs up to 200 kilograms less than a copy of the previous generation four. This had fallen obviously too chubby. the body shell alone now weighs 77 kilos less, the exhaust system lost weight by 4.5 kilograms. At the same chassis and structure were significantly stiffer, especially in the bending load that is crucial for a precise and agile handling.

Get the skinny: The 2015er Opel Astra weighs up to 200 kilograms less than its predecessor.

Get the skinny: The 2015er Opel Astra weighs up to 200 kilograms less than its predecessor.
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Prices for the new Opel Astra

Prices for the five-door hatchback with 1.4-liter gasoline engine and 74 kW / 100 hp and four cylinders start at 17,260 euros. The ultra-modern and exceptionally smooth-running one-liter three-cylinder engine thanks to direct injection and turbocharger 77 kW / 105 hp from 17,960 euros and the cheapest diesel with 1.6 liter displacement and 70 kW / 95 hp coming for 20,260 euros. A total of three gasoline over four steps, and a 1.6-liter diesel form the motor group in three different versions force. New five- and six-speed manual gearbox or five-speed Easytronic 3.0 and a 6-speed automatic direct the engine torque to the front axle. The most powerful Astra variant will be traveling to the presence of over motorized OPC devices with 200 hp, it has not yet found its way into the price list.

LED array type light

As the customer can tailor his personal date with Astra equipment packages and additional innovation to the body. When you are moving for night driving safety eminently important LED matrix light, the glare of oncoming traffic is prevented by even at high beam. In addition, the Astra driver wins with the broader matrix light through earlier detection of obstacles up to 1.5 seconds response time. This can save the deer's life.

the new Astra with numerous assistance systems for increased security, improved networking and smartphone integration for AppleCarPlay and Android systems as well as the latest generation of the Opel's IntelliLink infotainment is Upgraded. Behind Opel's OnStar, the big brother helping hides in the connectivity network, it is really ready at any time, with different services for a surcharge. Since the study of price and equipment list for full-length employment.

Fewer buttons and switches: The functions of many keys of the predecessor Astras are now controlled via the touch screen.

Fewer buttons and switches: The functions of many keys of the predecessor Astras are now controlled via the touch screen.
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Inside, a simpler control logic is retracted. The functions of many keys of the predecessor Astras were stored in menus behind the touch screen and the overall architecture of the instrument panel along with new fixtures (speedometer up to 270 km / h) provides even at a standstill, the elegant harmonic references to the driving experience.

By no means underpowered the 1.0 Ecotec Astra wins with the small 105-horsepower three-cylinder on the test drive, the heights of the Little Carpathians, hurried through the fast corners of increases and not too crisp five-speed transmission strives successfully to the appropriate gear consequences of two to four in the slopes. With good body support, numerous adjustment and a comfortable-tight upholstery seats waiting for. Improve certainly could be the ride comfort on rough asphalt produced strong noise.

Homework at the Rüsselsheim development center are thus made the Opel Astra of the vintage 2015/16 is ...

Test: Mazda3 – Thirsty Golf hunters

Holger Zehden - Secretly and quietly Mazda has undergone the compact Mazda3 a small facelift in late summer 2011th The optics remained almost untouched but there was quite a bit of technical new and fine adjustment. This took auto.de an opportunity to ask the Japanese compact car for the test. On the market the Mazda3 meets competitors such as the Kia Cee'd, Opel Astra, Hyundai i30 and VW Golf.

Next Page 2: Equipment; sets; Conclusion
Next Page 3: Rating; data sheet & Prices

optics

Visually, Mazda classes are across sports. This applies accordingly for the current second-generation Mazda3, which came on the market with a strong style similar to the sports coupe Mazda RX8 appearance in 2009. In the front of the Japan-typical almond eyes that make the one-piece and deep-set grille for a sporty yet friendly look of the compact sitting.

Test: Mazda3 - Thirsty Golf hunters

Test: Mazda3 - Thirsty Golf hunters
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The front lip of the Mazda3 ends in a bead on the edge of the vehicle. Along with the slightly flared wheel arches and a relatively wide bumper at the rear of the Mazda3 acts as a by-trained athletes. The curved lines are continued in the rear. A small roof spoiler ensures both more aerodynamic and dynamic look. The dynamic lines owed, the Mazda3 offers 340 liters of boot capacity 10 liters less than the VW Golf.

driving

This naturally raises expectations for the ride, especially in conjunction with the 2.0-liter gasoline direct-injection engine of the auto.de test car, which braces at least 110 kW / 150 hp and 191 Nm of torque to the front wheels. Among the most serious interventions of the facelift of 2011 include a revised suspension tuning that gives the Mazda3 to unimagined comfort. Although he tired unchanged and safely on the road from the old suspension with new springs vote the unevenness of the road surface very well. The steering falling by somewhat indirect out, however, the compact Japanese can still agile zirkeln through curves.

The relatively generous interior space and the well-contoured seats make even long journeys to the Mazda3 very pleasant. For the smooth running of the chassis to match the very good noise insulation fell on positive, never read superficially penetrate into the interior of the wind, rolling and engine noise. Its top speed of 206 km / h reached our test car without problems. However, the Mazda suddenly put in the speed ranges from 160 km / h, nervous ride on the day, tracking stability could not quite convince. Traveling in the fast lane is still possible.

But compact cars play to their strengths anyway mostly in everyday life in urban agglomerations. Accordingly, Mazda series equipped the 3 Series an intelligent start / stop system, which stops at Mazda in the name iStop. Unlike many comparable

Test: Mazda3 - Thirsty Golf hunters

Test: Mazda3 - Thirsty Golf hunters
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However, systems puts Mazda is not only a stronger starter. Instead freezes iStop pistons and crankshaft at engine stop directly in the work cycle. To start up then submit a spark and a short angular momentum to the crankshaft to set the four-cylinder again. This allows the engine starts quickly and smoothly to a stop. So that should help save fuel suitable only for direct-injection system in addition.

In practice, the Mazda3 2.0 MZR DISI showed ( "Direct Injection Spark Ignition") but clearly thirsty. In the test cycle Mazda has an average consumption of 6.7 liters measured which unfortunately is far removed from reality. Even if you just stroking the gas pedal, the consumption stagnated at a low of 8.7 liters. However, since pomadiges crawl is in stark contrast to the sporty nature of the Mazda3 with 150 hp, should be expected that an amount of around 10 liters per 100 km. This is clearly too much and unfortunately confirms the experience with other Mazda model series, which also negatively stood out due to excessive fuel consumption.

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Equipment - comfort and safety

The Mazda3 can be had in the five trim levels Prime-Line, Center Line, Edition, Sport Line and MPS. Even the basic version of the Mazda3 has extensive safety features. Including Dynamic Stability Control (DSC) including traction control (TCS), Anti-lock braking system (ABS) with electronic brake-force distribution (EBD) and -Bremsassistent, six airbags, active safety plus front head restraints, ISOFIX child seat mounts in the back seat, safety brake pedal, collapsible steering column and emergency braking hazard warning automatic ESS (Emergency stop signal).

Test: Mazda3 - Thirsty Golf hunters

Test: Mazda3 - Thirsty Golf hunters
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To Komfortausstattung the basic version of the Mazda3 include a multi-information display (MID) with on-board computer, shift recommendation display, remote control central locking, electric windows, front, power mirrors, height-adjustable seat, adjustable lumbar support for the driver's seat, 60/40 split folding rear seat back, height and length-adjustable steering column, Mazda audio system with radio, CD player with MP3 function, auxiliary input and four speakers.

Our test car in the level Edition also had 17-inch alloy wheels, automatic climate control with separate temperature control for driver and front passenger, front fog lamps, light and rain sensor, automatically dimming inside rearview mirror, heated seats with five stages for driver and front passenger, heated windscreen, cruise control (Cruise Matic), speakerphone with voice control and Bluetooth audio streaming, acoustic rear parking assistance, and lane change assistant RVM (rear View monitoring).

the travel package was only installed on aufpreisflichtigen Extras, consisting of Mazda SD navigation system with TomTom technology and 5.8 inch color touch screen, steering wheel controls for volume and audio source and bi-xenon headlights with Adaptive Headlights AFS.

Aggregate

Mazda Mazda3 offers a total of three gasoline engines and two diesel engines. entry

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forming a 1.6-liter four-cylinder with 77 kW / 105 hp and manual 5-speed transmission. The 2.0-liter four-cylinder 110 kW / 150 hp is available either with iStop and 6-speed manual transmission or without iStop with 5-speed automatic transmission. However, a 2.3-liter turbocharged direct injection petrol engine with 191 kW / 260 hp and six-speed transmission is exclusively reserved for the top variant MPS Mazda3.

The smallest diesel is a 1.6-liter turbo-diesel with 85 kW / 115 PS and 6-speed transmission. The Topdiesel is a 2.2-liter unit with 110 kW / 150 hp and 6-speed manual transmission.

Conclusion

At first glance, the Mazda3 is a promising complete package with a sporty design, extensive equipment and fuel-efficient engines. The most he can not keep. So the Mazda3 looks more interesting than, say, a Volkswagen Golf offers more space and more features for less money. With the current suspension tuning Mazda opens a wider audience. However, friends of the taut suspension tuning his predecessors could disappoint the new Mazda3. These are, however, refer to the almost 3,000 euros more expensive Mazda3 MPS, which delivers an impressive 191 kW / 260 hp for sporting suspension.

These dimensions are prohibitive then to practice and criticism of the excessive fuel consumption, which must, however, be our test car very well liked. It is incomprehensible why Mazda money invested in expensive technologies such iStop to lower consumption, rather than to revise the entire engine range. For an above-average

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Consumption runs like a thread through the Mazda model and engine range. In spite of sophisticated electronics iStop reduces consumption only slightly. However, it will be interesting to the new generation Skyactive engines that start in the course of 2012 and should shine lower fuel consumption by up to 20 percent.

However, the current aggregate clouds the positive overall package of the Mazda3, who knew how to convince equipment variant Edition in auto.de test well. When driving comfort the Mazda3 plays in the big leagues in the compact class and also in equipment and processing there is nothing to complain about. Priced offers the Mazda3 Although still a distinct advantage over German compact, but also the Japanese are blowing stronger wind from Korea contrary, in the form to be taken seriously rivals like Kia Cee'd and Hyundai i30.

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Rating -
Mazda3 2.0 MZR DISI Edition


Exterior design

1.8

Interior design2.0
multimedia1.9
navigation1.9
driving1.9
consumption4.0
Costs per year*
Purchase price test vehicle24,255.00 €
Fuel costs **2009.70 €
Control284.00 EUR
depreciation3638.25 €
Total annual costs:   
5931.95 €
Test Results / Final mark:  
2.2

* Costs per year are made up of fuel costs, road tax, the imputed value loss (15 percent p. A.)
** Fuel costs at 1.54 euros / liter of super gasoline and an annual mileage of 15,000 kilometers

Data sheet - Mazda3 2.0 MZR DISI Edition
five-door, five-seater compact car, rear wheel drive
Length Width Height:4460 mm / 1755 mm / 1470 mm
Wheelbase:2,640 mm
engine:
displacement:1999 cc
power:110 kW / 150 hp at 6,200 revolutions per minute
Max. torque:191 Newton meters at 4,500 revolutions per minute
top speed:206 km / h
acceleration 0-100 km / h:10,4 s
Test-Consumption (Average):8.7 l / 100 km
Test CO2 emissions:248.3 g / km
Manufacturer consumption (average):6.7 l / 100 km
CO2 Manufacturer:157 g / km
Emission standard:5 euro
Energy efficiency class:D
equipment
(Edition, selection):
Dynamic Stability Control (DSC) including traction control (TCS), Anti-lock braking system (ABS) with electronic brake-force distribution (EBD) and -Bremsassistent, six airbags, active safety plus front head restraints, ISOFIX child seat mounts in the back seat, safety brake pedal and collapsible steering column and emergency braking hazard warning automatic ESS, shift recommendation display, remote control central locking, electric front windows, power mirrors, height-adjustable driver's seat with adjustable lumbar support for driver's seat, height and length adjustable steering column, Mazda audio system with radio, CD player with MP3 function, auxiliary input and four speakers.
Weight / payload
Empty weight:1341 kg
Perm. Total weight:1835 kg
payload:494 kg
Boot capacity:340 l
Prices
Base model:from 16,990 EUR (incl. 19 percent transfer VAT., plus.)
test car:24,255 EUR (incl. 19 percent VAT.)
top model:from 24,290 EUR (incl. 19 percent VAT.)

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