Posts Tagged: test drive

Road Test: 2011 Audi TT RS Coupe
By September 27, 2010 Read More →

Road Test: 2011 Audi TT RS Coupe

Underneath its hood, the Audi TT RS features a turbocharged 2.5-liter engine with FSI direct gasoline injection. Developing 340 hp, it proudly continues the Audi’s history of five-cylinder engines.

Road Test: 2011 Peugeot RCZ 163 HDi
By September 20, 2010 Read More →

Road Test: 2011 Peugeot RCZ 163 HDi

Peugeot unveiled RCZ concept car at the Frankfurt Motor Show in 2007. The car gathered such a big interest from the public that the decision about production was made next spring.

Road Test: 2011 Volvo C70 T5
By September 8, 2010 Read More →

Road Test: 2011 Volvo C70 T5

The updated Volvo C70 relates now more closely to the new design language of the larger cars in the Volvo model range, especially to the new S60.

Road Test: 2010 BMW 335i Convertible
By August 11, 2010 Read More →

Road Test: 2010 BMW 335i Convertible

The BMW 3-series Convertible with a roof up looks almost as good as coupe and even better with a roof down.

Road Test: 2010 Mercedes-Benz E 63 AMG
By July 27, 2010 Read More →

Road Test: 2010 Mercedes-Benz E 63 AMG

Mercedes-Benz E 63 AMG has 6.2-litre V8 engine which develops an output of 386 kW/525 hp and a torque of 630 newton metres. In addition to the engine, the Speedshift MCT 7-speed sports transmission has also been borrowed from the SL 63 roadster.

Road Test: 2010 Mitsubishi Lancer Ralliart
By June 1, 2010 Read More →

Road Test: 2010 Mitsubishi Lancer Ralliart

This Santorini Orange Lancer is called Ralliart and it is EVO’s new baby brother. Ralliart shares some components with the Evolution-model, but is available as a hatchback-model.

Road Test: 2010 Audi Q7 3.0 V6 TDI Clean Diesel
By May 17, 2010 Read More →

Road Test: 2010 Audi Q7 3.0 V6 TDI Clean Diesel

It’s not just the size, eventhough with over five meters of length and over two meters of total width, the Q7 looks a bit oversized at least by european standards, but Q7 looks really good at the parking lot. The exterior is full of details that catch your eye. Big singleframe front grill, Xenon headlights surrounded by LED daytime driving lights, LED indicators in the front bumper and LED tail lights integrated to the tailgate. Twin exhaust tailpipes are lurking under the rear bumber and inside the extended wheel arches there are filled 19″ alloy wheels, which in this case, doesn’t look very big. Dark brown metallic colour is called Teak and it works great in this big car. Dark brown is a nice change instead of the more usual black or silver paint.

Road Test: 2010 Mazda CX-7 2.2 TD
By April 18, 2010 Read More →

Road Test: 2010 Mazda CX-7 2.2 TD

Almost every carmaker these days have at least one SUV model in their production line. For European markets Mazda is offering the sporty CX-7, which is a real Sport Utility Vehicle, at least by it’s looks. The front of the car is pretty similar to other Mazda-models making CX-7 easily recognisable.

Road Test: 2010 Volkswagen Golf GTD
By March 23, 2010 Read More →

Road Test: 2010 Volkswagen Golf GTD

If you want Volkswagen Golf with a GTI looks and diesel engine, then your choice is GTD. GTD has sport bumpers, black grille with GTD logo, tinted rear lights, rear spoiler, chromed exhaust pipes, 17″ light alloy wheels and it is lowered by 15 mm compared to the standard model. With all these details even the diesel engined Golf looks like a much sportier car. Actually, the only differences between GTD and GTI are the grill trims, which are red in the GTI and chromed in the GTD. Another thing what makes a difference between these two cars are the dual exhaust pipes, which are side by side in the GTD. While in the GTI they are on different sides of the car. Last and probably the hardest detail to notice are the brake calibers, which are red in the GTI and boring steel grey in this GTD. Well, all you need to fix this is a paint can. Otherwise these two cars look very much alike. Inside the car there are sporty front seats with the classic Jacky-pattern. The ceiling is upholstered in black cloth, and in the doors and in the dashboard there are black striped trims. The three-spoke GT steering wheel is leather-upholstered, as well as the shift knob and the handbrake handle.

Road Test: 2010 Mercedes-Benz E 350 CDI 4Matic
By February 27, 2010 Read More →

Road Test: 2010 Mercedes-Benz E 350 CDI 4Matic

Mercedes-Benz new E-class is now available also with 4Matic which is Mercedes term for their all-wheel-drive system. Timing couldn’t have been better, because new E-Class 4Matic arrives in Finland same time with the best winter for many years. Meaning there is a lot of snow and freezing weather to keep the roads just nicely slippery. You couldn’t wish for a better situation to test the capabilities of the new four-wheel drive. In the morning there is light snow cover on top of the car, so once again I have to clean the car from the snow. Task which have become a bit too familiar this winter. But for some reason, this doesn’t bother me today at all. Maybe it’s because soon I will get the taste of the new E-class 4Matic.