The Land Rover Discovery has been around since 2014. Now the successor of the Freelander is getting a facelift. And in addition to a slightly revised exterior, this includes new engines, new assistance systems and a new infotainment. But the new Discovery Sport has a lot more to offer. What the new one costs, what it cosumes, what updates it has on board and how it drives I explain during my test drive in the new Land Rover Discovery Sport D240 R-DYNAMIC S Source: http://quickcarreview.com
The new Volkswagen ID.4 - car with a fun factor
The ID.4 is a versatile family vehicle, a practical SUV - and a car that guarantees driving fun. Because it's not just the large wheels with a diameter of up to 21 inches that show off the car's sporty, robust character: an electric motor sits directly in front of the ID.4's rear axle, driving the wheels via a 1-speed transmission. The sprint from 0 to 100 km/h takes just 8.5 seconds in the most powerful version, and the top speed is limited to 160 km/h. The car's weight is evenly distributed between the two axles. Thanks to even weight distribution on both axles, the ID.4 also offers great traction. The rear-wheel drive is an additional fun factor. A sporty top model with all-wheel drive will follow soon. The good performance data also has to do with the highly developed aerodynamics. In addition to the flowing basic shape of the body, many detailed solutions contribute to this top result. For example, the taillights together with the large roof-edge spoiler ensure a clean break in the flow. Added to this is the unusually low center of gravity for an SUV. Depending on the equipment, the ID.4 is around 10 centimeters lower than the Tiguan and impresses with agile handling - not least thanks to rear-wheel drive and its 50:50 weight distribution on the two axles.
Introduced at the 2015 and 2017 Tokyo Motor Show respectively, they anticipated the new elegance and yet more pronounced minimalist aesthetic of recent interpretations of Kodo design. Dynamic and emotional forms are achieved by shaving off any unnecessary elements to bring out the very essence of beauty and motion. By eliminating character lines, for example, an empty space is created on the vehicle’s side panels that functions as a blank, endlessly changing canvas for the play of light and shadow – a “less is more” aesthetic that is strongly informed by Mazda’s Japanese heritage.
This purist and powerful 375 kW 911 GT3 with a weight of just 1,418 kilograms is delivered with a six-speed GT sports gearbox as standard. For the first time, the Touring package can also be combined with the seven-speed PDK dual-clutch transmission at no extra cost. The exterior’s most conspicuous difference is the omission of the fixed rear wing of the 911 GT3. The necessary downforce at high speeds and even more understatement are guaranteed by an automatically extending rear spoiler. Silver-coloured trim strips made of high-gloss anodised aluminium on the side windows are another distinguishing feature that underline the newcomer’s discreet appearance. The front end is painted completely in the exterior colour. The interior, with extended leather items in Black, is particularly elegant and is available exclusively for the GT3 with Touring package. The front of the dashboard and the upper side sections of the door trim panels have special surface embossing.