Soccer mom dream car recipe: a luxury package with increased ground clearance and four-wheel drive – that can do almost anything and gets through just about anywhere. Such a jack of all trades is the Mercedes E all-terrain. But also the Volvo V90 Cross Country. FIRST COMPARISON TEST from Auto motor und sport. What ultimately saves the station wagon from sinking does not really matter. The main thing, this clever body shape persists – even if the continuance must ensure an upgrade, verbally seen with the addition of all-terrain or cross country style upgrades. Technically, additional four-wheel drive with slightly increased ground clearance. Bestowed, because in the first place remain Mercedes E-Class Estate and the Volvo V90, what they are: wonderful luxury station wagons. That would actually say everything that is important. However, you are rightly expecting a complete comparison test because we have promised you that. So we have to explain, but nothing should be … [Read more...] about Soccer mom darlings: Mercedes E 220 d All-Terrain versus Volvo V90 Cross Country D4
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It has been a year and a half since the Mercedes-Benz All-Terrain saw the light of day as an all-rounder, ready to tackle rough surfaces with the toughness of an SUV and the elegance of a limousine. Yet, the car is just getting the potent diesel engine that it deserves, in the shape of the E400 All-Terrain. The executive estate sent into the world to fight the Audi A6 Allroad and the Volvo V90 Cross Country is getting a stronger diesel engine later this year. It is set to receive the twin-turbo 2.9-liter inline-six, claims MercedesBenzPassionBlog, a power unit that already made its way under the bonnet of the E400d sedan, the S400d and the new CLS 400d. The engine provides 335 horsepower and 700 Nm of torque for each of the cars. Testing the Mercedes-Benz E-Class All-Terrain – The car you need when you’re planning to move So far, the only diesel-powered E-Class All-Terrain models are the one set in motion by the 2.0-liter 4-cylinder 190-horsepower unit used for the E220d … [Read more...] about The Mercedes-Benz E400d All-Terrain gets the S-Class inline-six diesel engine
Ford has launched its first-ever hatchback based crossover, Freestyle in India. The Freestyle is available with both petrol and diesel engine options and the price starts from Rs. 5,09,000. This makes it over Rs. 1.6 lakhs cheaper than the Hyundai i20 Active and about Rs. 1.4 lakhs cheaper than the Toyota Etios Cross. The rugged version of the Figo hatchback is available in 4 trim levels for both petrol and diesel variants. The Freestyle is based on the updated Figo that is yet to launch in the Indian market. It gets a list of exterior and interior changes to set it apart from the regular model. Ford has also introduced the new petrol engine with the Freestyle. Here is a list of variants and prices: Ford Freestyle Petrol Prices (ex-showroom) Ambiente – Rs 5.09 lakh Trend – Rs 5.99 lakh Titanium – Rs 6.39 lakh Titanium + – Rs 6.94 lakh Ford Freestyle Diesel Prices (ex-showroom) Ambiente – Rs 6.09 lakh Trend – Rs 6.99 lakh Titanium – Rs 7.35 … [Read more...] about EXCELLENT pricing! Ford Freestyle launched, a lot cheaper than i20 Active & Etios Cross
The 2018 Suzuki Ertiga (2018 Maruti Ertiga) had its world debut at IIMS 2018 yesterday. Now, a speculative rendering from Indonesia Automotive Design visualises a Suzuki Ertiga Cross (Maruti Ertiga Cross) variant. In October last year, a report said that Maruti Suzuki is planning a crossover variant of the second-gen Maruti Ertiga (codenamed: Maruti YHB), internally known as ‘Maruti YHB derivative’. Suzuki had also showcased crossover variant of the first-gen model in concept form at IIMS 2012 (pre-facelift) and GIIAS 2015 (facelift). The Suzuki Ertiga Cross seen in the rendering features the Suzuki S-Cross (Maruti S-Cross)’ front bumper and alloy wheels, side moulding, body cladding, black roof and ORVMs and the Baojun 560’s roof rails for a crossover-like rugged styling. While the rendering does not show it, the actual model expected with higher ground clearance. The new generation model, with a ground clearance of 180 mm, rides 5 mm lower than the previous … [Read more...] about Suzuki Ertiga Cross (Maruti Ertiga Cross) rendered
The all-new Mercedes-Benz G-Class that was unveiled last month is getting the expected AMG version sooner rather than later, and here it is – the new Mercedes-AMG G63. As with any AMG car, we start under the hood. Here, the now familiar AMG 4.0 litre V8 biturbo engine replaces the previous 5.5-litre V8 biturbo. It makes 585 hp and 850 Nm of torque, available between 2,500 and 3,500 rpm. That’s good for a 0 to 100 km/h sprint in 4.5 seconds. Top speed is limited to 220 km/h, or 240 km/h with the AMG Driver’s package. Combined fuel consumption is 13.2 litres per 100 km, aided by a cylinder deactivation system.The V8 is paired to the AMG Speedshift TCT 9G transmission with model-specific software. The multiple downshift function allows for spontaneous bursts of speed, and there’s a double-declutching function in Sport and Sport Plus modes. The Direct Select lever has been repositioned as a steering column stalk. Manual mode can be selected using a separate switch … [Read more...] about 2019 Mercedes-AMG G63 – 4.0L V8, 585 hp, 850 Nm
Truckers, rejoice! Ford has finally unveiled the all-new Ranger Raptor here in Thailand, and it’s the first time in the Blue Oval’s history that the Raptor moniker is being used by a model other than the F-150.The Ranger Raptor is not an all-new model, but rather an extensively modified version of the latest Ranger T6. The headlining change is of course the fitment of a brand new EcoBlue 2.0 litre bi-turbo diesel, producing 213 PS and a whopping 500 Nm of torque. The engine is from the new Panther family, which is making its debut in the region. As a comparison, the Ranger’s 2.0 litre unit has a higher output than the 3.2 litre Duratorq straight-five (200 PS/470 Nm, and the new engine redlines at 4,500 rpm.Power is harnessed from a new and larger intake manifold, and if turbo lag comes to mind, fret not. Ford says the bi-turbo setup here is comprised of a smaller high-pressure turbocharger and a larger turbocharger. At lower engine speeds, both turbos work in series, … [Read more...] about Ford Ranger Raptor debuts in Thailand – new 2.0L bi-turbo diesel, 213 PS, 500 Nm; 10-speed automatic!
Since its birth, the Subaru XV has always been a non-conformist. True to its maker’s ethos, the first iteration of the upstart crossover offered owners ruggedness, dependability and drivability, some of the standout characteristics that have long defined the brand’s off-roading models.A maverick in the high-stakes volume game, the XV struck middle ground with more finesse than its arch-rival Mitsubishi ASX could ever hope to match, and it did so by combining superior ride and handling qualities with a rather appealing sticker price as well.The second-generation model, launched here in November last year, aims to assume the mantle of success, this time shifting focus from the CR-V to the HR-V and Mazda CX-3. With an asking price of RM119k for the 2.0i and RM126k for the 2.0i-P, Subaru has once again nailed the value proposition, only this time the XV is almost entirely new despite sporting a familiar outlook.On the outside, the new XV takes on an evolutionary styling. … [Read more...] about DRIVEN: Subaru XV 2.0i-P – all the SUV you need?
This is the Datsun Cross – a new seven-seat crossover that becomes the brand’s third compact model in Indonesia, after the GO hatchback and GO+ MPV. The Cross was first previewed by the GO-Cross concept at the 2015 Tokyo Motor Show, and is targeted at developing markets. The Cross’ design remains true to said concept, retaining cues like the prominent fog lamps, which are placed below the “eagle eye” projected headlights with signature LED daytime-running lights. Other features include a hexagonal-shaped grille, silver accents in the black lower apron, underbody protection and protective body cladding. Also fitted are a set of 15-inch alloy wheels with tyres that Datsun says are “specially developed from a rubber compound that gives better performance and economy.” The chromed roof rails are standard, and can handle weights of up to 30 kg.The exterior colours for the Cross covers a range of seven shades including two metallic colors – … [Read more...] about Datsun Cross 7-seat crossover debuts in Indonesia
Showcased as the GO Cross concept at the 2016 Auto Expo, Datsun’s fourth and flagship product has been globally unveiled in Indonesia in production form. Named as the Datsun Cross, the crossover is based on the 7-seater GO+ MPV and comes with vast changes to be perceived as a distinct product. However, Datsun isn’t going to launch it in India any time soon, however, there is a possibility that it could be launched here in 2019.Featuring 200 mm of ground clearance in addition to front & rear faux skid plates and body cladding, this car has got the basic ingredients of a crossover right. Front fascia is dominated by a hexagonal grill with honeycomb pattern and chrome border while the projector headlamps, LED DRLs and round foglamps enhance its visual appeal. Apart from the 15-inch alloy wheels and a large rear spoiler, the Datsun Cross also comes with roof rails with a load bearing capacity of 30 kg.The cabin has a clean layout with thoughtful touches of silver and … [Read more...] about Datsun Cross Unveiled In Indonesia, India Launch Unclear
The Urus features a 4.0 liter V8 twin-turbo engine delivering 650 hp at 6,000 rpm, maximum 6,800 rpm, and 850 Nm of maximum torque already at 2,250 rpm. With 162.7 hp/l the Urus claims one of the highest specific power outputs in its class and the best weight-to-power ratio at 3,38 kg/hp. The Urus accelerates from 0-100 km/h in 3.6 seconds, 0-200 km/h in 12,8 seconds and with a top speed of 305 km/h it is the fastest SUV available.As has long been the tradition at Lamborghini, the name Urus is derived from the world of bulls. The Urus, also known as Aurochs, is one of the large, wild ancestors of domestic cattle. The Spanish fighting bull, as bred for the past 500 years, is still very close to the Urus in its appearance.The compact engine optimizes the car’s center of gravity through its low-mounted position. With a central turbo charger layout close to the combustion chambers, optimum engine responsiveness is assured. The twin-scroll turbochargers run in parallel, providing … [Read more...] about 2018 Lamborghini Urus Launched In India For Rs 3.0 Crore – Every Single Detailed Listed! [16 HD Images]