Test-drive Audi A4 DTM Edition
The first spring months, not only let the inhabitants of megacities of greyness and cold, but returned them the opportunity once again to observe the impressive cars with low landing, beautiful "skirts" and rubber to Low chic drives. The main quality of these cars - the ability to surprise, not only of others, who were to assess only appearance during the short pass cars on the streets of the city, but the driver, along with its passengers, which was more: it is much more pleasant surprised Opportunity car, sitting in a comfortable cabin from Recaro.
Version DTM Edition not only looks pretty much any series Audi A4, but also technically capable of much. Clearly, relative to body championship DTM engine power to 220 hp inadequate - would like to see more impressive value. On the other hand, if this modification to install a more powerful power unit, a direct competitor for the Audi S4, if not for the RS4, and such developments should not be allowed. That is why under the hood with steel brackets worked twice Engine Year, which has recently been modified with a 2.0 TFSI. Winner of well meets all the requirements, because it can not draft with more powerful colleagues, but at the same time, subject the usual quiet update: because he beats them by 20 points on the main indicators.
Technical modernization has not been a serious test for the engine, because it is only staffed with new pistons, turbo-blowers updated and modified control system, which is a necessary step in the introduction to the design of new parts. After that, every horsepower has become responsible for the transport of 6.9 kg Curb weight car, resulting in the A4 DTM Edition has become the place to accelerate to 100 km / h in 7.1 seconds by typing in a little while the maximum speed of 247 km / h. Given the fact that the limit for the most powerful rivals - 250 km / h, a difference of 3 km / h should not be much to spoil the mood of the future owners.
In sharp bends DTM allows only a small demolition of the front axle to the last clinging to the asphalt broad wheels of 18-second range. Gas to disrupt a car skidding into a very problematic; effect on feelings like the work of anti-zanosnoy system, but it was providently off before the movement. In general, such a resistance on the road leaves a positive impression, especially the response to the actions of the steering wheel. Gain picked very wisely. As the speed increases and the effort, but not moving that elusive edge, beyond which you begin to feel discomfort.
If the car has a impressive list of abilities and capabilities, the list of his merits must include prestigious brakes. In this case, perforation of the front brake discs is not as elegant style of racing, but as a really necessary step that leads to significant improvement in the standard brake mechanisms. Of course, after a series of aggressive brake applications the brake inevitably "tired", but the perforation was longer and allows them to maintain the maximum possible efficiency.
Externally the car is a lot of pleasant experiences, but it was not intrusive. Factory tuning of Audi AG was pleasant and the fact that it can not be found to have excessive commitment to a massive false weight and fussy details. Front familiar form of the last generation Audi A4 stresses lower bumper with yubkoy "made of carbon. For the fog lamps, there were no seats in the bumper, so they put in the corners of the leading lights of light. DTM Side distinguishable from the other modifications that can be developed on 18-inch discs typical design because, apart from them, do not look at than to stay because of low thresholds in this version simply do not.
Separate attention is certainly worthy of the rear of the car. It was her most often have to observe the other participants of urban road traffic flows. From this perspective, A4 DTM Edition is much more beautiful than almost all commensurate models Audi. One could even say that in this part of the car it will recognize unmistakably: the fine carbon spoiler, symmetrically located 100-mm tubes in a frame of black diffuser and a light touch in the form of intangible eyelets, made in red. This entire image was clearly recalled the excellent Mazda RX-8, with similar comparison should be to write exclusively in the box, which lists all the dignity of the car. Complements the general picture of the elegant "2.0 TFSI", which is also modified by highlighting the letters "T" in red.
By becoming dark frame is made of exhaust pipes and car. Unfortunately, the dashboard and the torpedo, together with the central console is not different from other versions. All the same buttons at the same locations, and highlight the same brand red light. But all the space is made of dark gray material, which is very difficult drabble. The steering wheel, the lever 6-speed CAT, as well as the seat upholstery and door are part of Alcantara. I must say that to sit in those seats a pleasure because they are very clearly recorded the body, not letting it slide off with rapid turns.
For the opportunity to cut a wide swath of the city elegant surroundings publish false weight and uterine rykom exhaust system long before its direct occurrence will have to pay 60 346 dollars. If you want to save a little, then this figure can be reduced to 56 990 dollars by deleting from the list of features of the model a full drive. To be honest, it is difficult to provide an entity that buys a car without all-wheel drive, having spent on him a sizeable sum, but poskupivshis a couple-three thousand dollars.