Cool drag race: premium crossovers against “charged” hatchbacksAugust 22, 2019
Compact crossovers created a new niche between the usual hatchbacks and full-fledged SUVs, and with the advent of “charged” modifications, they encroached on the holy of holies for autofans – hot hatching. Do they have any reason for this? Our colleagues from Top Gear brought together four rivals on the same track.
The honor of the “hot” hatchbacks in this drag was protected by the canonical Volkswagen Golf R and the premium Mercedes-AMG A35, both with 2-liter four-cylinder turbo engines with a capacity of more than 300 liters. with. and weighing approximately 1,500 kg. On the crossover side, the Audi SQ2 and Cupra Ateca performed with the same engine as the Golf R.
In addition to small differences in power and weight (the Mercedes-AMG A35 had a slight advantage), parameters such as gearshift speed and traction should have had an outcome in the race. In addition, the wet track made it possible to demonstrate the advantage of all-wheel drive, which was available to all participants.
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