Video: Faster Than The Wind, Higher Than The Sidewalk: 10 Fastest Crossovers You Can Buy In Russia
2023 Author: Natalie MacDonald | [email protected]. Last modified: 2023-05-21 02:36
It's time to admit that resistance is useless: crossovers have won and will continue to advance until the next fashion change in the auto industry. For example, in the direction of electric cars or hydrogen cars, which, it seems, will also be all-terrain. And these upstarts have become so insolent that they challenge the shrines of petrolheads - sports cars! And they do a good job with it.
Mercedes-AMG GLE 63 S
The most recent addition to the list of hot crossovers available in Russia is the AMG GLE 63 S, which can be purchased in both regular and coupe versions.
Regardless of which body you like, already in the base the car will receive the coolest Burmester audio system, air suspension, all-round cameras, matrix headlights and expensive leather trim. And also the top-end power plant from AMG, consisting of a four-liter V8 engine and an EQ Boost starter generator. The AMG mild hybrid delivers 612 hp and 850 Nm of torque. Traction, as befits a crossover, is distributed to both axles.
An all-wheel drive system, a fast nine-speed automatic, a powerful engine - all this allows the GLE 63 S to dial 100 kilometers per hour in 3.8 seconds … The top speed in the basic version is 250 kilometers per hour, but with the AMG Driver's package it increases to 280.
The brothers-GLE will cost between 10.5 and 10.6 million rubles. The coupe version, as you might guess, is a little more expensive.
Porsche Cayenne Turbo S E-Hybrid
Porsche Cayenne Turbo S E-Hybrid is not just a hybrid, but the fastest hybrid crossover on the Russian market!
A model with a name that is impossible to remember completely is powered by a four-liter V8 with 550 hp. However, thanks to the electric motor, the total output of the Turbo S E-Hybrid power unit is 680 horsepower and 900 Nm.
To accelerate to 100 kilometers per hour, such a cayenne spends 3.8 seconds (with the Sport Chrono package) and a top speed of 295 kilometers per hour. For those who hate crossovers and SUVs, there is a version of the Coupe with a sloping roof, but the starting price in this case will jump to 12,863,000 rubles. The base Cayenne Turbo S will cost 12,342,000 rubles.
Another extremely fast brainchild of the Volkswagen concern, which can be purchased in Russia. Urus became the first crossover of the Italian brand, the first production Lamborghini with a turbocharged engine and one of the few crossovers that can travel 300 kilometers per hour from the factory. Therefore, it is not surprising that the Uruses are snapping up like a hot ciabatta.
Despite its characteristic aggressive design, the Lamborghini crossover is closely related to other models of the Volkswagen group. Here and the MLB Evo platform (like the Cayenne), and the four-liter biturbo engine, and the control electronics of the multimedia complex and the climate control unit - everything is unified. But there is nothing wrong with that: why re-invent something that already works great?
In the case of the Urus, the V-shaped "eight" produces 650 horsepower. Despite the considerable weight (2200 kilograms), the crossover accelerates to 100 kilometers per hour. in 3.6 seconds … The maximum speed is 305 kilometers per hour.
But, like any other Lamborghini car, the Urus is not only fast, but also fabulously expensive: prices in Russia start at 16.5 million rubles.
If we consider only the maximum speed, then it is the Bentley BentaygSpeed that is the fastest crossover that can be bought in Russia. Its maximum speed is 306 kilometers per hour, which is 1 km / h (!!!) more than that of the Urus.
At the same time, the Bentayga engine is not the most powerful in the class: the six-liter twin-turbo W12 develops "only" 635 horsepower and 900 Nm. The dynamics are also inferior to Urus: with its 3.9 seconds up to "hundreds" BentaygSpeed can compete only with the Cayenne Turbo, which is cheaper than the British.
Prices for BentaygSpeed start at 20 million rubles. The basic package includes an active suspension with equally active anti-roll bars, a deliciously flavored interior with Alcantara and a slightly modified exterior with a darkened grille, a large spoiler on the tailgate and an updated aerodynamic body kit.
Jeep grand cherokee trackhawk
Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk is the quintessence of muscle and testosterone. The main characteristic of the American psychopath is power. Its 6.2-liter V8 with hemispherical combustion chambers and compressor develops an incredible 717 horsepower!
But in terms of dynamics, Jeep shows decent results: acceleration from standstill to 60 miles per hour (97 kilometers per hour) lasts 3.5 seconds, and the maximum speed reaches 290 kilometers per hour. The Trackhawk travels a quarter mile in 11.6 seconds.
So that the middle-aged Grand Cherokee could digest all this power, the car received a reinforced gearbox, a limited-slip differential on the rear axle, and a powerful Brembo braking system with six-piston calipers on the front axle and four-piston on the rear. Such a Jeep costs at least 10 160 000 rubles. Quite a bit by the standards of this collection.
Aston Martin DBX
We will wire to the bunker. Aston Martin also rolled over and started making crossovers. The firstborn made its debut quite recently, called DBX and has already reached Russia.
The DBX is built on a completely new platform that houses the electronics and mechanics of Mercedes-Benz. Under the hood of the first Aston Martin crossover, a four-liter V8 M177 with turbines in the collapse of the block is installed. Moreover, its power is less than that of the AMG GLE 63 S: if the Aston Martin engine produces only 550 forces, then the GLE engine - all 612! True, Mercedes also has an EQ Boost starter-generator in stock.
In terms of dynamic performance, the DBX is similar to the V8 Vantage of the early 21st century: acceleration to 100 kilometers per hour happens in not very fast 4.5 seconds, and the maximum speed is 292 kilometers per hour. The related GLE 63 from AMG, we recall, has the following figures: maximum speed - 280 kilometers per hour (in the presence of AMG Driver's Package), acceleration to "hundreds" - 3.8 seconds. How did it happen? The question is rhetorical.
The pricing for the DBX is exactly what you'd expect from Aston Martin - space. The basic crossover costs from 14.5 million rubles, but an impressive list of options and the Q individualization program can almost double the figure.
Maserati Levante Trofeo
A car that Aston Martin DBX engineers looked at with apprehension. After all, the Levante has everything: a striking appearance, a big name, charismatic engines. However, the model did not produce the effect of a bomb, although Maserati does its contribution to the budget.
Trofeo is the flagship modification of the Levante, which costs 13.5 million rubles or more on the Russian market. It is equipped with a 3.8-liter V6 biturbo engine with 580 horsepower and 730 Nm. At first glance, the indicators are not the most outstanding, but they are enough for the crossover to reach the first hundred after 4.1 seconds, and its maximum speed reached 305 kilometers per hour.
Among the competitive advantages of the Levante Trofeo, in addition to impressive dynamics, is the refined handling: Maserati claims that the crossover has an ideal 50:50 axle weight distribution, as well as the lowest possible center of mass.
BMW X5 M / X6 M Competition
This selection simply could not fail to include the X5 and X6 from the M GmbH division. They are not just old-timers of the class, but also one of the main trendsetters. Because they have already managed to change generations more than once and have recently arrived in Russia in their freshest guise.
Up to a hundred basic modifications X5 M and X6 M - with a 4.4-liter V8 engine with 600 hp. - accelerate in 3.9 seconds, and their maximum speed is electronically limited to 290 kilometers per hour. Moreover, it will be possible to get to this mark legally only in a closed area and after the first maintenance, which should be carried out after 2000 kilometers.
In the Competition version, the same engine already produces 625 horsepower and 750 Nm, and acceleration to one hundred kilometers per hour is reduced up to 3.8 seconds. The basic set of crossovers includes laser headlights, Harman / Kardon audio system, adaptive M-suspension. The minimum cost of the X5 M Competition is 9,920,000 rubles, the X6 M Competition - 10,310,000 rubles.
Range Rover Sport SVR
Just think, some ten years ago, the maximum speed of Range Rover was limited to 210 kilometers per hour, because driving more on them was simply dangerous for yourself and those around you. Now in the Ranges lineup there is a car whose top speed is 283 kilometers per hour.
Against the background of previous cars in this collection, the maximum speed of the Range Rover Sport SVR may not seem so great. And its accelerating dynamics is also not a record one: 4.5 seconds up to 100 kilometers per hour. But keep in mind that, unlike most of the other cars on this list, the Sport SVR is not helpless on real off-road. Thanks to the air suspension, its ground clearance can reach 278 millimeters - this is more than that of the UAZ Patriot! And the model is not afraid of a ford up to 850 millimeters deep.
Under the hood, the SVR is classic, old-school and hardcore: a five-liter V8 with a compressor that produces 575 horsepower and 700 Nm of torque. This fusion costs from 9 million 353 thousand rubles.
Audi RS Q8
Finally, a couple of words about the RS Q8. A coupe-like crossover built on the MLB Evo platform will cost about 8 million rubles in Russia - the exact prices will be announced later. The standard equipment of the car includes adaptive air suspension, full-steering chassis, brake composite discs and, of course, the four-liter V8 TFSI engine, which develops 600 horsepower and 800 Nm.
With it, as well as the permanent all-wheel drive quattro RS Q8 accelerates to 100 kilometers per hour in 3.8 seconds, up to 200 kilometers per hour - for 13.7. In the basic version, the maximum speed is limited to 250 kilometers per hour, but the Dynamic package raises this bar to 305 kilometers per hour. Want it already? Alas, you have to wait.