Audi Q7 Turbo Diesel: Death Valley to Utah on one tank of Diesel Fuel!
Audi Q7 turbo Diesel: Death Valley to Utah on one tank of Diesel fuel. MotoMan attempts to drive the Audi Q7 turbo Diesel (TDi) from the hottest place on record in the US, Death Valley, California, to the coldest place on record in the lower 48, Peter's Sinks, Utah - over 640 miles on one tank of Diesel fuel - even though the Audi's range is only 600 . . .
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Mercedes Benz GL & Cadillac Escalade - Тест-Драйв
Хотите устроить настоящую проверку новенькому автомобилю? В этом вам поможет автор и ведущий программы «Тест-Драйв» - Александр Гусаров. С настойчивостью журналиста и дотошностью придирчивого водителя, Александр занимается не только сравнением автомобилей одноклассников, но и проводит тест-драйвы только что появившихся на рынке моделей. Основная задача программы не просто рассказать, но и показать на что способна каждая модель.
Comparison: Land Rover LR4 vs Lexus GX 460 vs Mercedes GL450
We head to Death Valley to find out which of these seven-passenger luxury SUVs is king.
Read the full story here: http://www.motortrend.com/roadtests/suvs/1007_2010_land_rover_lr4_2010_lexus_gx_460_2010_mercedes_benz_gl450/index.html
Shot by: Jim Gleason & Duane Sempson
Edited by: Jim Gleason
My Mercedes Benz GL 450 2007
walkaround GL 450 full edition high class roller dvd, reverse camara, 19" rims, italian leather, all accesories crome nice!!
Range Rover Sport Supercharged--Chicago Cars Direct
Detailed test drive and walkaround of a 2006 Range Rover Sport Supercharged with Chris from Chicago Cars Direct.
Sport might be something an Australian calls his buddy at the bar. As in: "G'day, sport, can I get you a beer?" But as used in the acronym SUV, the term doesn't usually apply that well. Most SUVs are just not that sporty, are they? However, in the case of the Land Rover Range Rover Sport, there's an argument to be made for the accuracy of the addendum.
First, just in case you're as confused as we were, let's explain that the Range Rover Sport is a shortened and sharpened Land Rover LR3, brought to market to compete with sportier SUVs such as Porsche's Cayenne and BMW's X5. In the course of reinventing this Sport model from the LR3 platform, the transformation resulted in a vehicle that's about two inches shorter than the LR3 and offers much less interior room. Maximum cargo capacity for the Sport is 71 cubic feet compared with 90 for the LR3, and rear-seat space drops from 55 cubic feet to 49. Despite the smaller size, Land Rover managed to add weight. Our tester pounded the road at a porky 5866 pounds, whereas the last LR3 we tested weighed 5686 pounds.
That could lead some to believe that this would be a slow and clumsy vehicle, but that's not the case. With its generous mass balanced very nearly evenly on the two axles, the Range Rover Sport conducts itself with remarkable poise. It doesn't hurt that the suspension is a combination of adaptive interlinked air springs and active anti-roll bars. Or that the vehicle is shod with 40-series tires on 20-inch wheels, which provide carlike steering response and look like sporty-car tires, despite the vehicle's all-terrain capability.
Add to the remarkable undercarriage the 390-hp supercharged V-8 with its 410 pound-feet of torque, the powerplant normally found under the hood of an XKR or XJR Jaguar, and you can begin to understand why this Range Rover is called Sport. When hooked to a smooth-shifting six-speed automatic (with shift-it-yourself manumatic override), the V-8 powers the Rover around with ease, a restrained burble its only comment. Then stand on it hard, and the big Sport rushes forward with surprising determination, running to 60 mph in just 6.7 seconds. You can hear the Supercharger's wail during hard acceleration, but even then it isn't intrusive.
In fact, all noise has been effectively suppressed in the Sport. Wind noise is well down on what one might expect from such a tall and square vehicle, and the Continental 4x4 SportContact tires, with their streetlike tread pattern, clearly do their bit to keep the 70-mph-cruising noise level down at 67 decibels.
All of which is in character with the car's interior. Although based on the LR3 cockpit, the supercharged Sport wears enough premium leather and cherry wood to provide a decent compromise between utility and luxury. Metal-tone plastic accents on the door handles and alongside the center console are echoed on the steering wheel, and if the overall effect isn't quite as plush as in the Range Rover proper, well, the supercharged Sport is also less expensive by about five grand.
The seats are firm and supportive, and the driving position is natural, with none of the bus-driver posture found in older Range Rovers. That expected SUV high vantage point is there, but the excellent body-motion control afforded by the Dynamic Response system—it automatically alters damping and roll-control rates according to how the car is being driven—minimizes any tipsy sensations.
To check out its sport credentials, we drove the Range Rover Sport in the mountains near Malibu, California, and were pleasantly surprised at how well this vehicle takes to the tortuous ribbons of asphalt that traverse this area. Again, thanks to the mechanisms that discourage unwanted body motions, the vehicle avoids any rolling and wallowing during hard cornering.
The brakes—four-piston Brembos on the front end—rein in the Range Rover with plenty of power and feel. Then you can swing the nose with the smooth ZF Servotronic steering gear, which is accurate and nicely weighted if not particularly communicative. As the vehicle reaches the corner apex, you then exploit the abundant torque of the supercharged V-8 and the all-wheel-drive system to pull the vehicle out of the corner without tire scrub.
As long as the cautious stability-control system has been disabled, a driver can get on the power early and stay on a tight arc that avoids crossing over the center line. Range Rover engineers claim they could have dialed body roll right out of the equation but refrained from doing so to provide some of the cornering feedback most people expect.
2008 Mercedes Benz GL450 4MATIC A2510
GL could stand for many things. For you, it will probably stand for "gone long" because you will want to drive anywhere but home when you're in this beautiful Iridium Silver Metallic 2008 Mercedes-Benz GL450 4Matic with navigation, rear entertainment, heated seats, back up camera, and Harman/Kardon sound system. You will be hard pressed to find something to dislike about this beautiful piece of automotive engineering. This is a one of a kind, top of the line vehicle. From its dual zone climate control to 4-wheel drive there is something to satisfy every aspect of your personality, including your fun and practical sides. It is even a one owner Carfax certified vehicle from Florida with no accident damage! But there's so much more to your new Mercedes, so let's take an even more in-depth look at your new GL450.
EXTERIOR: The exterior IRIDIUM SILVER METALLIC paint is an outstanding color for this vehicle. It is in great shape with no unsightly scratches or dings. It is a 2008 model, after all! The GL450 is powered by a great 4.6L V8 engine with an unbelievable 335 horsepower and 339 lb-ft of torque. What this means for you is no lack of "get up and go" and it can tow even a very demanding load (also thanks to the tow hitch). There are halogen headlamps with high-impact polycarbonate lenses (also light -sensing) which will keep you seeing at night and during bad weather. This SUV has a sporty look from the hood to the silver grille. There are also dual automatically heated power mirrors with integrated turn signals. Your new ride sits on 19" wheels with tires in very good condition. Running boards align to the sides of the vehicle so that you wont have trouble getting in and out. When it rains, your GL will sense it and automatically turn the wipers on. Don't forget, too, that as a 2008 model year car, you'll still have the remainder of Mercedes' 4-year/50,000 mile basic and powertrain warranties.
INTERIOR: The sumptuous interior features a very pleasing and welcoming BLACK color. The interior is in great, clean condition from the headliner to the seats to the beautiful birds eye maple trim. The eight-way power seats are heated so that you can stay comfortable all over when it gets things get cold. All passengers, whether in the first, second, or third rows, will benefit from the multi-zone air conditioning system. The tilt and telescoping steering wheel features buttons to control the information center, telephone, radio, and other great functions. Also, the one touch shifter is just inches away from the wheel. How convenient. No one likes to get lost. You certainly wont have to worry about that with the in-dash DVD navigational system. This flip down unit also controls your Harman/Kardon sound system with AM/FM/Satellite Radio stereo with eight speakers, and automatic speed sensitive volume adjustment. It even has built-in iPod connectivity. Just plug in your iPod and you can control it right from your steering wheel! The monitor of this central system will also allow you to see behind you when you're backing thanks to the back up camera! This device paired with the parking sensors will help you avoid needless dings and dents from bumping into things as you park. Many cars have a sun roof. How many, though, have a third row power tinted sun roof? This one does, so even your passengers can bring in a little of the outdoors. Some other great features ready for you to enjoy are: 60/40 split power folding rear seating, SmartKey system, cruise control, tire pressure warning system, dual zone automatic climate control, 12-volt power outlets, rear window defroster, carpeted cargo area, programmable lighting, and cupholders. Your GL450 also comes with factory mats, books, and two keys with built-in remote.