Audi A4 Allroad vs. VW Passat Alltrack OFFROAD
In October 2010 Volkswagen presented at the 2010 Tokyo Motor Show the
Passat Alltrack. The Passat Alltrack bridges the gap between the passenger
VW range and the SUV range comprising the Tiguan and Touareg.
The Passat Alltrack has raised ground clearance from 135 to 165 mm which
improves approach angle from 13.5 to 16 degrees, departure angle from 11.9
to 13.6 degrees and ramp angle from 9.5 to 12.8 degrees when compared to
the standard Passat wagon. Passat Alltrack is the only VW in the passenger
range to offer 4Motion with off road driving programme, the off road system
works in conjunction with the ABS, electronic differential lock (EDL), DSG
& hill descent assist system to control the vehicle in an off road
The engine range of the Passat Alltrack consists of two 2.0L TDI with
outputs of 103 kW/140 hp & 125 kW/170 hp and two petrol engines, 1.8L
producing 118 kW/160 hp and 2.0L TSI producing 155 kW/207 hp. The TDI
models come standard with BlueMotion Technology packages with Stop/Start
system and battery regeneration mode for recovering braking energy. The two
lesser powered engine variants 2.0L TDI and 1.8L TSI are only available in
front wheel drive format with a manual 6 speed transmission. The rest of
the range with 4Motion has a 6 speed DSG automated manual transmission,
except the 2.0L TDI with 103 kW/140 hp has an option of 6 speed manual.
In 2012 at the New York Auto Show, VW showed a Passat Alltrack with 2.0L
TDI 125 kW/170 hp under Alltrack Concept nameplate to gauge response for a
future market in the offroad wagon segment.
Audi released the first official pictures of the B8 series A4 in August
2007, and unveiled the car to the public at the September 2007 Frankfurt
Motor Show. Saloon/sedan and Avant (estate/wagon) models are offered. The
Avant was unveiled to the public at the March 2008 Geneva Motor Show.
The B8 A4 is built on a variant of the Audi Modular Longitudinal Platform,
a platform which is also used in the Audi A5 coupé. Whilst prior A4
chassis were limited in wheelbase due to the relationship between the
engine, transmission and front axle, the MLP allows for a reduced front
overhang, resulting in a greater wheelbase length without the same increase
in overall length. This effectively redistributes the centre of gravity
slightly rearwards, improving handling by better balancing vehicle mass
between the front and rear axles. The estimated static front:rear weight
ratio of the B8 A4 is approximately 55:45, depending on body style and
engine. The relocation of the steering rack in front of the axle also
improves handling over previous A4 platforms.
The B8 A4 has increased in wheelbase by 160 millimetres (6.3 in) and in
length by 117 millimetres (4.6 in) over the prior B7, which has allowed for
increased rear seating legroom. Although the overall dimensions have
increased, the kerb weight has dropped some 10%. The boot (trunk) has also
increased to 480 litres (17.0 cu ft) for the saloon (sedan) version. The A4
Avant will have a maximum capacity of 1,430 L (50.5 cu ft) with the rear
seats folded down.
Reception has been mixed, with praise for the Audi A4's increased size,
giving it best-in-class rear legroom and trunk space in the compact
executive car segment. Its inline-4 2.0 TFSI engine, while efficient
providing plenty of torque, was considered lacking and less refined
compared to 6-cylinder engines of lighter rivals who posted faster acceleration times. However, the Audi
S4 sports sedan has been well-received for its V6 3.0 TFSI engine's power
The B8 A4 was facelifted in early 2012, and is on sale now.
Quattro vs Xdrive (Answer to BMW video)
BMW X1 vs Audi Q3.two runs for both cars, first with ESP on, and second
with ESP off. The same conditions, the same tires
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VW Touareg vs. Land Rover Discovery
Was können die noblen SUVs im Gelände? Wir haben den VW Touareg mit Land
Rover Discovery verglichen. Der Motorvision-Vergleich gibt die Antwort.
Idiot drives BMW in snow October 2011
Look at this moron in a brand new Bimmer trying to drive up a mountain in
orange county ny. My car had no problems with traction despite it being a
pos 93 Chevy. Eventually he blocked the road and had to turn back down the
mountain. I made it over fine, despite him risking both of our safety!
Audi: The quattro principle
quattro four-wheel drive enjoys a lengthy tradition. The principle involves
distributing the engine's power permanently and optimally between all four
BMW X-Drive 4X4 System
BMW X-Drive 4X4 System
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The BMW all-wheel drive or 4X4 system, called X-Drive, ensures that the
vehicle has the best traction all the time, improves agility and keeps you
safely on lane.
When parking, the system reacts to the need for high manoeuvrability at low
speed, by opening the clutch completely so the powertrain functions
optimally. Acting virtually instantaneously and in a manner as to go
virtually unnoticed by the vehicle's driver. X-Drive can direct up to 100%
of drive forces to one axle and allow the driver to start up quickly, even
on slippery surfaces or steep hills. X-Drive directs all power to the axles
with the greatest wheel traction.
X-Drive is the all time, all-wheel drive or 4X4 system from BMW. Under
normal circumstances, it distributes driver power between the front and
rear axles in a nominal 45-55 ratio, and changes this figure depending on
when the road surface or overall driving conditions change. X-Drive allows
power to be split between the front and rear axles through use of a
multiplate clutch located between the gearbox and the drive shaft. This
setup allows X-Drive vehicles to split power in virtually any way it
pleases. Torque can be transferred to the front wheels via electronically
controlled multi plate clutch that is located in the transfer case. X-Drive
does not have a center differential. Most of the time, the clutch is
partially locked and power is transferred to both axles in proportion 45-55
front to rear. The power distribution can be altered to continuously
variable levels from 50-50 to 0-100.
Driving on a winding road in fast style is .....
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Test: BMW X3 xDrive
Es gibt wenig Wege, die einem X3 Schwierigkeiten bereiten. Wichtige
Voraussetzung in der kalten Jahreszeit: Winterreifen. Denn ohne kann auch
ein Hightech-SUV nicht viel ausrichten.