Porsche 911 Turbo S vs BMW X6M vs Jeep SRT-8
Следующий этап состоится 8 и 9 сентября
2012. Заказ билетов по тел.: +7 (495) 768-77-88
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Abbreviations of Records (Сокращения для рекордов):
AAR — Absolute Record of all-time in all classes (Абсолютный
Рекорд за все время)
PAR — Personal absolute Record (Персональный
PDR — Personal day Record (Персональный Рекорд дня)
ACR — Absolute car class Record of all-time (Абсолютный
Рекорд за все время для указанного
DCR — Record of the day in the car class (Рекорд дня для
указанного класса автомобиля)
CMR — Absolute Record for the car/model (Абсолютный
Рекорд за все время для указанной модели
NEW — New competitor (Новый участник)
Все результаты (Results): http://www.dragtimes.ru/results/best
Porsche Cayenne Turbo Gemballa vs Land Rover RRS vs Mercedes-Benz ML63 AMG
Следующий этап состоится 19 и 20 мая 2012.
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Next Event, May 19-20, 2012
2015 BMW X5M vs. 2014 Mercedes-Benz GL63 AMG
2015 BMW X5 xDrive35i
A six-cylinder smoothie that makes a case for less is more.
Value is a key element in automotive purchase decisions, but its
definition varies considerably according to the buyer’s proclivities,
which can lead to some interesting arithmetic. Consider the new BMW X5. If
power absolutely rules your gotta-have-it list of traits, the choice is
pretty simple: You need the X5 xDrive50i, with its 445-hp, 4.4-liter
twin-turbo V-8, which moves the
2.5-plus-ton SUV from 0-to-60 mph in a darn snappy 4.3 seconds. It’s the
hottest X5 you can buy, at least until a next-gen M version comes along.
But if your buyer’s brain operates on a system of checks and balances,
you’ll be feeding other factors into the equation. For example: the base
price of the X5 xDrive50i—$69,125—is $13,100 north of the base for the
X5 xDrive35i. The 35i is propelled by a turbocharged inline-six that generates 300 horsepower and 300 lb-ft
of torque. That means you’d be paying $6550 for each of the 50i’s
additional cylinders and a little over $90 for each additional pony.
How about the 0-to-60 dash? The 35i does it in 6.0 seconds, not quite
enough to induce brownouts, but respectable. Shaving 1.7 seconds off that
time with the 50i costs a little under 1000 bucks per 10th.
The Hurry Games
It’s rare for us to advocate going a little slower, but in vehicles such
as this, the need for haste is offset by the cost-to-benefit ratio. Why
spend a lot of dough to propel a heavy brick to 60 mph in less than five
seconds, when you can achieve that in something smaller and handier for
considerably less? And this doesn’t even include fuel-economy (although
the term is almost oxymoronic in the SUV realm). The X5 50i we tested
recently was EPA-rated for 14 mpg city and 22 highway, and we recorded 15
mpg in our travels. Our X5 35i test SUV is rated 18/27, and we achieved 21
mpg—burning premium fuel in both.
We also give high marks to this X5’s dark décor compared with the
ivory-colored interior of our X5 50i test vehicle. BMW calls this a Sports
Activity Vehicle, and many sports involve mud, grass, grease, oil, and
other gooey stuff that doesn’t look good on light-colored upholstery.
However, besides Active Steering, our test vehicle included a Luxury Line
package (sport steering wheel, roof rails, 19-inch wheels, $1700); the
Driver Assistance package (rearview camera, head-up display, $1400); the
Driver Assistance Plus (blind-spot detection, active cruise control with
stop and go, active drive assist, 360-degree surround view, $1900); the
Lighting package (full LED lights, automatic high beams, $1900); the
Premium package (keyless entry, auto door closures, satellite radio,
$2700); a Cold Weather package (heated steering wheel, heated rear seats,
retractable headlight washers, $550); and white metallic paint, $550.
Including other minor items, the option grand total came to $14,950. At
$70,975, the X5 xDrive35i begins to look pricey. But that’s only slightly
higher than the base price for the X5 xDrive50i. So we’re back to the
checks and balances. Unless your need for speed is very compelling, the
xDrive35i makes a strong case for (relative) value versus velocity
2014 Mercedes-Benz GL63 AMG
Nothing that sounds this good could be wrong.
The introduction of the 550-hp GL63 AMG last summer sparked a debate in
our business about whether this vehicle is proof that AMG has lost its
To make this comparatively demure GL into an AMG, Mercedes drops in its
talented twin-turbocharged 5.5-liter
V-8, upgrades the transmission and all-wheel-drive system, and fits a
sportier adjustable suspension. The AMG gets larger front brakes tucked
inside its 21-inch wheels as well as a couple of cosmetic flourishes such
as new front and rear fascias and fender flares. Sport seats fitted up
front mean that, if you were so inclined, you could call this a “chairs
and flares” package. We wouldn’t.
In daily use, the experience of the GL63 is much like that of the regular
GL, only more urgent. Under light load, a reassuring rumble reminds
occupants that the GL63 has 550 horsepower, which is 20 more
than a Porsche 911 turbo S and probably
not something you want to mention to the other parents in your car-pool
group. Under full throttle, a 4.8-second 0-to-60 time reminds you that the
GL63 weighs 5812 pounds. Most vehicles with that much stonk weigh less.
Two questions keep gnawing at us. First, who needs this kind of vehicle?
Not many people. Mercedes says that just 2 percent of GL buyers will opt
for the GL63. As for the second question, it has nothing to do with whether
AMG should be hot-rodding SUVs. Of course it should. The SUV is the luxury
sedan of the modern day. No, our second question is this: Does 13 mpg
qualify as retro?
2014 BMW X5 vs Volvo XC60 Mashup Drag Race: Super-Turbo vs Turbo-Turbo
( http://www.TFLcar.com ) The 2014 BMW X5 and the 2015 Volvo XC60 T6 are
both tall crossovers that don't compete against each other but they are
similar in one very important way: they both use 2X the usual amount of
forced induction. In plain English that means that the 2014 BMW X5 is twim
turbocharged while the Volvo is Super turbocharged. So which is faster in a straight line. In a fun TFLcar
drag race we decided to pit the two tall crossovers against each other to
see if the super-turbo or the turbo-turbo is
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Porsche Cayenne 2015
Seit wenigen Wochen steht das Facelift des für Porsche sehr wichtigen
Cayenne. Noch vor der offiziellen Premiere auf dem Pariser Autosalon
durften wir dieses Fahrzeug in der Version Porsche Cayenne turbo - rund um Barcelona probefahren.
Was wirklich neu ist lassen wir uns von kompetenter Seite genau erklären:
Der Porsche-Designer Mitja Borkert erklärt uns sein Werk.
2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT vs BMW X5 M vs Porsche Cayenne GTS 0-60 MPH Mashup Review
( http://www.TFLcar.com ) The brand new 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT and
the BMW X5M and the Porsche Cayenne GTS are three of the fastest and most
powerful SUVs that you can buy today. All three of these cars are faster than many modern sports cars.
Combined, they have almost 1500 horsepower. But of course we
wanted to know which of these powerful vehicles is the fastest from 0-60
MPH. In another fun and exclusive TFLcar comparison Mashup review we test
the 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT vs BMW X5 M vs Porsche Cayenne GTS from
0-60 MPH to find out which fast SUV is the king of the hill...at least when
it comes to acceleration.
FYI: The Jeep Week Videos include:
1) Jeeps in the snow
2) Wrangler On-Road Review
3) 2014 SRT Grand Cherokee on Austin F1 Track
4) 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee off-road Review
5) 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee Diesel Review
6) 0-60 MPH Mashup New SRT Grand Cherokee vs BMW X5M vs Porsche Cheyenne
7) 2013 Jeep Wrangler Snow Drive review
Drag race: BMW X5 M50d versus Range Rover Sport Supercharged V8
In a clash that just ten years ago would have seemed impossible or just
downright silly, we lined up BMW's most powerful diesel SUV against the new
Range Rover Sport, which uses an engine shared with the Jaguar F-Type to
develop an incredible 375kW (502hp).
Both manufacturers claim their cars accelerate from 0-100km/h (0-62mph) in
the same time, so we honestly had no idea which car would win over the
quarter mile drag race.
What we did know is that one of these cars would have a bit more fuel in
the tank at the end of the day.
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BMW X5 M50d
Price: R1 113 148
Engine: 3.0 Inline-6 Tripleturbo diesel
Power: 280kW and 740Nm
Ave fuel: 6.7 litres/100km
Range Rover Supercharged HSE V8
Price: R1 365 023
Engine: 5.0 litre V8 petrol
Power: 375kW and 625Nm
Ave fuel: 13.8 litres/100km
Written, Directed and Presented by Ciro De Siena
Director of Photography - Warrick Le Sueuer
Edited by JJ Jordaan
Camera Assistants - Melrie Theunissen and Liam Drake
Drivers - Dave Taylor and Gino Lange
Flex Vector - Pocket Zombie
Koona - Starkey
BMW M3 takes on X5 M: Who Wins?
Have you been to the BMW Performance Driving School in South Carolina yet?
If not please put it on your bucket list. Automotive Rhythms experienced
two days at the school's adult playground with their M vehicles. We matched
the 2011 M3 Coupe -- fitted with a 414 hp 4.0 liter V8 -- alongside the AWD
X5 M with its 4.4 liter V8 and 555 twin turbocharged horses. Each vehicle was pushed to
its respective limits proving why BMW is deserving of repping The Ultimate