Big Luxury Fight: Mercedes-Benz M-Class vs. Land Rover Range Rover Sport

August 10, 2015 at 18:42

Which big car is more luxury? Mercedes-Benz M-Class or Land Rover Range Rover Sport?

Land Rover Range Rover Sport picture

Land Rover Range Rover Sport pics


Test drive: Mercedes-Benz M-Class, Land Rover Range Rover Sport, BMW X5 Part V

February 15, 2015 at 15:40

Turbo diesel of Mercedes-Benz works so smoothly that sitting inside, that you can take it for a petrol engine. Start from a place very smoothly, as befits the holder of a three-beam star. Damped accelerator pedal in the tradition of the brand signature, and 7-band “automatic” transmission changes highlighted gently. The engine is almost silent, even at maximum speed.
Acceleration is powerful and smooth, with no failures and grabs.

Mercedes-Benz M-Class pics

Mercedes-Benz M-Class picture

Powertrain Range Rover Sport is also consumed as a fuel diesel, idling too hardly noticeable, but still does not work as smoothly as that of Mercedes-Benz. In general, the reactions on the accelerator, the work of “machine” and the character of the British SUV only accelerated noticeably calmer: affect extra 360 kg curb weight.

Land Rover Range Rover Sport 2014 pics

Land Rover Range Rover Sport 2014 picture

Petrol BMW X5 is surprisingly similar to the character of the engine rivals – the same powerful and smooth traction with the “bottom” to “top”. Of course, at high speeds petrol unit looks cheerful, but it is almost imperceptible due to teamwork automatic transmissions competitors.

BMW X5 2014 pics

BMW X5 2014 picture

Yet Bavarian crossover felt faster car through the winding engine roar and sharp reactions accelerator pedal, especially in sport mode perfect 8-band “machine” that works better than the competition. Until you get used to when driving a car in traffic jam even seems nervous.

Test drive: Mercedes-Benz M-Class, Land Rover Range Rover Sport, BMW X5 Part IV

February 13, 2015 at 15:35

The most convenient passage of the rear seat offers Mercedes-Benz car. Here the opening is wider, and the door opens at a larger, than rival’s doors, angle. At BMW and Ranger Rover Sport openings are already noticeable, and you will definitely want to throw open their doors more than they allow. Inside, the place is also more often in the crossover with three-beam star – for legs and over his head. And the most comfortable sofa, besides, it’s only our test has a tilt backs.

Mercedes-Benz M-Class pics

Mercedes-Benz M-Class picture

Test drive: Mercedes-Benz M-Class, Land Rover Range Rover Sport, BMW X5 Part III

February 11, 2015 at 15:21

Landing at the wheel of Range Rover is commander’s: you sit high, and look far. However, because of this rider taller than 180 cm complain on too low hanging ceiling. But the wonderful review in all directions – you can see where it ends the traffic jam. The driver for the brand traditionally sits close to the door to when driving on the road could look out the window to observe the front wheels. And what is convenient window sill – wide and flat, and thanks to the high seating position it perfectly serves as an armrest. The chair itself is dense, well distributes the load.

Land Rover Range Rover Sport 2014 pics

Land Rover Range Rover Sport 2014 picture

Test drive: Mercedes-Benz M-Class, Land Rover Range Rover Sport, BMW X5 Part II

February 9, 2015 at 15:16

After evaluation of interior decoration it can be stated that any of the competitors does not deserve criticism. With great passion we have, of course, evaluated Mercedes-Benz. The design of its interior, as well as appearance, became respectable. Inside ML (in accordance with the company’s well-known slogan “Welcome Home”), the driver and passengers feel most comfortable. Finishing materials are expensive. In particular, the plastic (of course, almost all mild) is clearly better than the previous generation. Smart devices look and please the eye at night soft lighting around the perimeter of the front panel and doors.

Mercedes-Benz M-Class pics

Mercedes-Benz M-Class picture

Shop BMW – sample expensive minimalism. The interior is very strict, adjusts on a business footing. Materials are not less expensive than the Mercedes-Benz, a central screen interface is almost twice bigger, than that of the car with a three-beam star on the hood.

BMW X5 2014 pics

BMW X5 2014 picture

Specially molded keys around the joystick iDrive allow using them blindly, without taking your eyes off the road. Almost is not satisfactory and Non-retentive shift paddles, though they require habits.

Land Rover Range Rover Sport 2014 pics

Land Rover Range Rover Sport 2014 picture

The interface Range Rover Sport, like kindred brands Jaguar, causes irritation of “perverts” control, “slowpoke” and mediocre graphics. But the rest of the interior of British SUV generates positive emotions. Unique English charm, expensive leather and imposing, under the mighty man’s hand controls.

Test drive: Mercedes-Benz M-Class, Land Rover Range Rover Sport, BMW X5 Part I

February 7, 2015 at 14:58

The design of the new Mercedes-Benz ML seems a bit strange. But in general the crossover looks powerful and solid, especially when the lights have stylish LEDs in the headlights. In the profile it is virtually identical to the previous generation model, which, in fact, was built on the same chassis.
However undercarriage was thoroughly modernized. In particular, ML has got active anti-roll bars, improved comfort and increased suspension travel. The optional equipment is air suspension, as well as off-road package On & Offroad. But active dampers are included in the basic package.

Mercedes-Benz M-Class pics

Mercedes-Benz M-Class picture