BMW X3 with Audi Q5: “Goals and Means” Part II

December 30, 2014 at 23:43

Two “extra” cylinders in combination with a mechanical compressor Audi work wonders. Inexhaustible thirst is always available, reaction to the “gas” is timely and accurate, and the 8-band “machine” as if reading the thoughts of the driver, including each time he needed gear. In sport mode, the same crossover turns into a small sports car, instantly rushing to the horizon after pressing the accelerator pedal, while the resilient brake pedal provides precise deceleration.
BMW responds to pedal “gas” a little bit calmer, irrepressible craving, and “automatic” even more smooth and efficient than the Audi. Turbo diesel produces virtually no vibration at idle, the move can be heard only in the “top”, and the voice of his noble.

Audi Q5 2014 pics

Audi Q5 2014 picture


BMW X3 with Audi Q5: “Goals and Means” Part I

December 28, 2014 at 23:40

For a test drive, we have gathered the most powerful versions of crossovers. This means that the Audi Q5 has 3-liter petrol engine with capacity of 272 hp with the compressor, and the BMW X3 has 3-liter turbo diesel, developing 313 hp. Different capacities and different concepts. Let’s see who will win.
Landing at the wheel of Audi Q5 – its seat is just exemplary. It’s pretty tough, but its shape literally follows the contours of the body. The interior design is traditional for a car of this brand. The same can be said about the quality: impeccable fit panels and materials look very expensive.

BMW X3 2014 interior pics

BMW X3 2014 interior picture

Mazda 6 and KIA Optima: Emotions and calculation Part V

December 10, 2014 at 22:18

Korean sedan is also not ideal for driving comfort, but after Mazda you can literally take inside of the cart a break from shaking and howling tires. However, it was established more “silent” rubber, and it is difficult to say that it would be under identical tires, as soundproofing wheel arches and here is rather weak. Suspension compared with Mazda is softer and supple overcomes bumps, but still decent shakes riders, with noticeable vertical movement that results in an undulating road strong buildup. In these circumstances, the Japanese car behaves preferable because it does not sway at all, although this does not save him from losing on the part of driving comfort.

KIA Optima interior  2014 pics

KIA Optima interior 2014 picture

Mazda 6 and KIA Optima: Emotions and calculation Part IV

December 8, 2014 at 22:00

According to the stability on the highway – it’s parity. Both machines hold the line perfectly at high speed and on rails moving in gentle bends. On the winding road Mazda goes forward. Japanese sedan goes flat, almost without allowing banks to attack turns speeds to reach Kia. “Korean” car in the same conditions heels and slightly annoys when routing the buildup of a bend in a bend. As for Mazda, it seemed like it irons roadbed: the feeling that no force can bring it down from the planned trajectory. Mazda 6 in behavior can be traced Teutonic thoroughness and accuracy like German cars. But the skin on the steering wheel is still too slippery.

KIA Optima  2014 pics

KIA Optima 2014 picture

Mazda 6 and KIA Optima: Emotions and calculation Part III

December 6, 2014 at 21:42

Judging by the passport data, the luggage compartment of Kia has a larger volume. In reality, the difference is small: the trunk Mazda longer but less deep. But the Japanese sedan boasts a flat floor when seatbacks of the second row are folded, while step turns at the “Korean” car.
Automatic Transmission of Mazda also has not a sport mode, but it needed it less. Its 2.5-liter engine, which has a Skyactive ideology, the sedan accelerates almost any speed; pleasing sound cheerful at the “top” and only when “kick down” the hitch seems too big. But on the whole “machine” at Mazda runs faster and smoother than the Kia.

KIA Optima interior  2014 pics

KIA Optima interior 2014 picture

Mazda 6 and KIA Optima: Emotions and calculation Part II

December 4, 2014 at 21:26

If Korean and Japanese manufacturers will continue in the same spirit, soon the German premium sedans will have to be equal to them on the quality of finishing materials. Doors in both cars are closed to the road, “thoroughbred” sound, plastic on the front doors and windowsills soft and very expensive for the type, quality of the fit of parts is almost perfect, and the various knobs, buttons and levers move and pressed with a pleasant, elastic resistance. In general, the leader in interior decoration, we could not be detected: both players in this respect are good. And its ergonomics are at a high level.

Mazda 6 2014  pics

Mazda 6 2014 picture

Mazda 6 and KIA Optima: Emotions and calculation Part I

December 2, 2014 at 21:18

The updated Kia Optima primarily attracts attention by its fog lights, divided into four sections and reminding laser guns. It has changed the headlights and grille, and LED taillights got stuffing. On the whole shape of the car became more courageous and aggressive. Inside, there’s a new steering wheel, seat redeveloped, modified devices and a larger display. For technical modified rear suspension and improved insulation. If the Korean sedan has space design and aggression, Mazda 6 fascinates by feminine feline grace. Its plastic surface like flow into each other, and the proportions are ideal for front wheel drive car.

Mazda 6 2014  pics

Mazda 6 2014 picture