BLAH. Blah. Blah. Blah. Blah. Audi. Blah. Blah. Blah. Blah. Blah. Audi. Blah. Blah. Blah. Blah. Blah. Blah.
I generally suppose it doesn’t matter what I write about Audi since you’ll need one anyway.
Even when I mentioned this A1 was a fussy, overpriced, re-wrapped VW Polo, you’d simply say, “Yeah, however what color ought to I get?”
It’s all about these 4 rings.
So no less than let me nudge you in the direction of the very best engine.
Surprisingly, it’s NOT the range-topping 200hp 2-litre petrol turbo nicked from the Polo GTI. That’s uninteresting. That wants extra chillis.
Engine: 1-litre 3cyl turbo
0-62mph: 9.5 secs
Prime velocity: 126mph
Financial system: 58mpg
Rivals: Mini 5dr
Neither is it the intelligent 150hp 1.5 which shuts off two cylinders underneath gentle load to protect the polar bears. Though that was advantageous and clean.
It’s really the little 1-litre three- cylinder producing 115hp. That’s gentle, peppy, environment friendly, sounds nice and has sufficient energy for most individuals. It fits the automotive.
And it’s cheaper.
Which implies you possibly can spend the additional money on luxuries like heated seats and a Bang & Olufsen sound system, or a hand-writing touchscreen assuming, after all, you might be left-handed and don’t write like a toddler.
As for the cabin itself, that’s usually good Audi.
The digital instrument cluster is customary, as is the central touchscreen (angled 13 levels in the direction of the driving force, probably the most of any Audi) and the whole lot else you see and contact is trimmed higher than Mr Bonzai’s again backyard.
However, better of all, it has a guide handbrake. Hurrah.
Different issues to notice. 5-door solely. Respectable boot (up 65 litres to 335 litres). A zillion personalisation choices. LED lights as customary.
‘Up to date’ Audi R8
AUDI has “up to date” the R8 by including ten extra horses.
That equates to round 0.0002 seconds a lap sooner on a racetrack and even much less on the street. However I nonetheless thought I’d strive it, simply to make sure.
The 5.2-litre naturally- aspirated V10 is now 620hp and bangs out the 0-62mph dash in 3.1 seconds. Prime velocity is 205.7mph – as a result of the additional 0.7 actually issues.
Not a lot else has modified. However when it appears to be like and sounds pretty much as good because it does, it didn’t must.
Yours for £141,000.
Audi anoraks may additionally spot the three flat bonnet slits, a nod to the 80s Quattro. The R8 has adopted them too.
I prefer it however I don’t prefer it. They need to have been reserved for the new S1 Quattro.
Blah. Blah. Blah. Blah. Blah. Blah. Blah. Blah. Blah. Blah. Blah. Blah.
I’m shocked you’ve learn down this far. I assumed you’d be on the blower to Audi by now.
FEELING courageous? Strip all the way down to your underwear at a petroleum pump tomorrow, tag your photograph #FuelMonty on social media, and earn a £100 gas voucher from Vanarama for becoming a member of its protest towards rising gas costs.
However don’t blame me if you find yourself getting fined/arrested/humiliated within the chilly.
How far are you able to journey with £50 value of gas
- UK – 384 miles.
- USA – 774 miles
- Iran – 2,356 miles.
Do one, Hammond. We want gas obligation CUT by 3p a litre.
FINAL reminder. The Nitro Circus stunt present starring Travis Pastrana calls at Manchester MEN Area earlier than shifting to London’s O2 Area. Don’t miss it. Tickets at nitrocircus.com.
ECO AND CHIC EVOQUE Mk2
IN the historical past of vehicles, the Vary Rover Evoque will go down as one of many nice designs.
If slightly compromised.
The issue is the sloping roof and excessive waist means the rear window is little greater than a letterbox and even worse to see out of.
Flick a change from the underside of the rear-view mirror and it turns right into a HD display screen beaming footage from a roof digicam. Very intelligent.
How about front-view cameras that see underneath the entrance of the automobile?
Yep, it’s bought them too. Helpful for top kerbs, proper? Though it’s extra meaty off-road too.
Calm the craze
SWANSEA is the street rage capital of Britain. Watford has the very best accident charge. Hold calm, folks. All of us must be someplace.
Rooney’s Vary Rover sale
WAYNE Rooney’s previous Vary Rover Vogue Overfinch is up for public sale in Buxton subsequent week. Estimate: £20,000. It value him £80okay in 2009.
The following-gen Evoque may also be hybrid – 48v mild-hybrid initially (no messy cables) – and able to 50mpg.
Much more eco plug-in hybrids with three-cylinder engines will observe in 2020.
The 2019 Evoque Mk2 may also function sustainable recycled materials, twin touchscreens, super-slim headlights and flush door handles just like the Velar.
And regardless that the cabin is larger – one other flaw of the unique Evoque – the footprint and general look is similar.
E-BMW Three Collection
THIS BMW Three Collection appears to be like like every other BMW Three Collection – besides it’s not. It’s the 330e plug-in hybrid that sticks up two fingers at Sadiq Khan’s ULEZ zones. It will possibly do 37 miles on pure electrical, as much as 138mpg, and emits simply 39g/km. Nevertheless it additionally has a lift button – growing energy by 41hp to 252hp. Need.
It feels like a intelligent, eco stylish evolution.
The brand new automotive might be unveiled in London tonight. Anticipate costs from £32,000.
MOT loophole that may get you a £2,500 advantageous and a street ban underneath robust new guidelines
Win an insured Volkswagen automotive for TWO weeks over Christmas with tank of gas
HOW MUCH IS TOO MUCH
Your information to how a lot alcohol you possibly can legally drink earlier than driving
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Santa’s beer sleigh
ONE Santa sleigh is a self-build and has numerous storage. The opposite has outside heaters and beer on faucet. Would you go Ikea or Carlsberg? Yep, me too.
WELL completed to Cumbrian group M-Sport for an additional Malcolm v Goliath WRC triumph. It constructed world rally champ Sebastien Ogier’s Fiesta.