Diesel Skoda Kodiaq RS fights drag with Jeep WranglerOctober 2, 2019
YouTube channel carwow duel representatives of European and American automobile schools. The “Ranger” gasoline in the most “off-road” performance of Rubicon was opposed by a “charged” crossover Skoda Kodiaq RS with a diesel engine.
Under the hood, the Jeep Wrangler is a 2.0-liter 276-horsepower “turbo four” with a torque of 400 Nm. Transmission – an eight-band automatic ZF. The first 100 kph four-door SUV exchanges for 7.3 seconds.
Skoda Kodiaq RS is equipped with a 2.0 TDI turbodiesel with 243 horsepower (500 Nm of torque) and a seven-speed DSG “robot”. According to the passport, the fastest Kodiak takes seven seconds to accelerate to 100 kilometers per hour.
The first race at a quarter-mile distance confirmed the proximity of the acceleration parameters: the opponents shared 0.2 seconds. When starting at 80 kilometers per hour, the more high-torque Skoda was faster:
To balance the odds, CarWow bloggers decided to dismantle removable parts from the Wrangler – doors and roof. The “ballast” was loaded into the Skoda Kodiaq, using the rear seats and the trunk. The “lightweight” Wrangler host called the Superleggera (translated from Italian as “super light”) by analogy with the supercars Lamborghini and Aston Martin.
The hardest driver for the Wrangler was in a brake test when decelerating from 70 mph (about 113 kilometers per hour). To sharply stop Jeep on off-road tires at this speed, you need to make a huge effort.
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