During the vote for best new 2018 “Behind the wheel” continues to clarify who, in the opinion of readers, claims to be the “Golden Pegasus”.Pole Matthew Specialist
This time “Behind the wheel” conducted a survey on the website and in the official group “Vkontakte” on the best car in the category of “upper-middle and Executive class”, which includes large cars of premium brands. In this category was the car of two German brands, the other company of new products on the Russian market are not taken out.
Despite being in the “upper-middle and luxury class” were three models of the Audi, the leader in the primaries became a model of another brand.
According to readers “at the wheel”, this four-door coupe is a top contender for victory in the Grand Prix “at the wheel”. In the new generation CLS had a platform MRA. Machine have been the first “sensitive” to the stylistic direction of the company, which Mercedes—Benz is called Sensual Purity.
The interior is a compilation of previously applied on other models of firm decisions. The main acquisition against the background of its predecessor — broad, fully virtual instrument cluster, combined into a single unit with the screen multimedia system.
On the Russian market, Mercedes—Benz CLS is offered with engine capacity 249-435 HP at a price of 4 550 000 rubles.
Audi A7 Sportback
In second place, according to readers of “ZR” is another “format”: liftback Audi A7 Sportback. It shares a platform and most technical components with the flagship A8 sedan. Outwardly the car has changed evolutionary, so sometimes I wonder — I do not restyling it? But she has a new platform, for the fee proposed rear free steering axle, applied a lot of new technical solutions.
A definite answer gives the interior changed dramatically. Climate control is entrusted to the additional touch screen, but for the virtual instrument need to pay — go classic analog dials.
On the Russian market the new Audi A7 Sportback is available in a single version 55 TFSI quattro with 340-horsepower engine and all-wheel drive. Prices start from $ 4 565 000 rubles. It is not excluded that this year Russia will have a turbo diesel version of the model.
Third place our readers gave the A8 Executive sedan of the new generation. The car waited a long time, but expectations were met: Ingolstadt made the most technologically advanced sedan in the Executive class. Stylistically, the car has changed the evolutionary: this class is pretty conservative. But due to the light touches, the Germans gave the machineofgreater reliability and representativeness.
Despite the fact that Audi continues to lose customers in Russia, this sedan presents with a 3-liter biturbomotor (340 HP) and 4 litre (460 HP), with all-wheel drive and in two body versions: standard and extended. Prices range from 6 to 8 245 000 365 000, but they can be great to increase due to a long list of options.
Closes rating sedan A6 new generation. Like the flagship A8, outwardly the car has changed slightly, but has experienced a technical revolution. Unfortunately, in Russia represented only the A6 sedan is, apparently, so readers of “the wheel” and put it in last place. In addition, no alternatives Audi offers here: all the same 340-horsepower gasoline engine, four-wheel drive and the price of 3 995 000 rubles. Perhaps the situation will change, when the market will be a new touring terrain Audi A6 allroad quattro.
The General partner of the Grand Prix “at the wheel” — 2019 company Cordiant.
Application form for participation in the vote here.
- Fully about all the candidates you will learn from our previous publication “Grand Prix “at the wheel” — 2019: the nominees are already known!”.
- What model readers “at the wheel” was named the best in the middle class, can be found here.
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