Bentley Bentayga Première édition: 608 SUV de luxe très spécial

Érigé avec des caractéristiques spéciales et des équipements exclusifs envoie son SUV Bentley Bentayga sur le marché. Le modèle spécial Première édition, il n'y aura que 608 exemplaires dans le monde.

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Pourquoi exactement 608? Bentley est basée ici sur la performance du moteur W12, qui est indiqué exactement 608 ch. le modèle spécial avant le L.A. Auto Show dans un cercle de clients Bentley sélectionnés seront présentés.

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Des fonctionnalités exclusives, plus exclusive montre Breitling

Pour l'équipement exclusif du Bentley Bentayga Première édition comportent des badges éclairés Union Jack sur les flancs spécifiquement dessinés des roues de 22 pouces avec une finition peinte / partiellement poli en noir. Lorsque Außenlackirung la première édition seulement dix couleurs exclusives à choisir.

L'intérieur est également mis à niveau à Bentley avec emblème de l'Union Jack, un intérieur en cuir spécial, Première édition Stickerien et des applications spéciales. La voiture recevra un des trois clients de lancement exclusif chronographe Breitling. Les prix pour l'édition spéciale ont pas été divulgués.

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Marder Dommages: Comment protéger votre voiture contre les attaques mordantes

Au printemps, les martres en pierre retour à mal dans les compartiments moteur. Les conséquences sont souvent des dommages coûteux de martre. Y at-il des moyens qui protègent contre les attaques mordantes?

10.10.2011 Henning Busse

Difficile de croire que ces mignons petits animaux causent tant de mal dans la voiture. Mais c'est le cas. Selon l'ADAC faire le tour 160 000 dégâts chaque année au compte de fouines. Cela produit un coût de plusieurs millions d'euros. Par-dessus tout, le harnais, les câbles d'allumage, les tuyaux et les tapis d'isolation couvert leurs attaques mordantes proie.

attaques Marten piqueurs ne sont plus un problème en Allemagne du Sud plus

Voilà pour les statistiques. Les dommages dans les voitures mis en place la fouine, mais surtout dans la première moitié de l'année. "Le Beißlust est le plus prononcé dans les mois de Mars, Avril et mai"Dit le biologiste sauvage Beate Ludwig. Cela est dû au comportement d'accouplement: Au printemps, les mâles se dispersent marques de parfum avant la prochaine saison de reproduction pour garder les autres chiens. soupçonne maintenant la martre lors de ses tournées nocturnes dans un véhicule, la marque de parfum d'un rival, il voit rouge. puis l'agression qu'il évents du compartiment moteur - au grand dam des automobilistes dans toute l'Allemagne. Pendant longtemps, ne mordent pas les attaques problème allemand plus au sud que le rapport d'assurance.

L'assurance procéder différemment des dommages martre

Vous devez savoir, parce qu'ils paient souvent ces dommages martre sur la couverture partielle. Cependant, la Assekuranzen procéder différemment à ce stade. Lors d'une protection intégrale vous ne devriez pas compter. câbles Souvent seulement, tubes et tuyaux sont assurés. Il est rare une protection pour les dommages indirects, souvent ils sont soit non couverts ou seulement dans une plage de 1000 à 3000 euros. Mais pas toujours la compagnie d'assurance peut exiger du contrat, comme un arrêt de la Cour de district de Mannheim prouve (Az: C 3 74/08). Voici la couverture partielle a dû payer plus que les câbles rongées pour la sonde lambda par un rongeant. Parce que la ligne seule, ne partageait pas cela allait seulement dans le cadre de la sonde. Selon la Cour, il ne peut pas être imputée à un assuré si aucune autre solution est techniquement possible.

Le raton laveur doit être dupé avec des trucs sans cesse de nouvelles

Ainsi Marder cause aucun dommage majeur, la prévention est importante. Celui qui a confiance dans les mesures de protection, le constructeur automobile sera déçu. VW est l'une des rares marques qui offrent une protection à environ 200 euros - il bloque l'accès de la salle des machines pour les petits prédateurs. Sinon, passez leurs propres précautions: Pour éliminer le moteur régulier lave les marques de parfum. Ceci est particulièrement recommandé pour les automobilistes qui stationnent la nuit souvent dans des endroits différents. Un treillis métallique sous la voiture peut aider à lutter contre la créature terrifiante. Cependant, cela ne fonctionne que pendant une courte période, le raton laveur doit être dupé avec toujours de nouvelles astuces - comme avec un balai sous le véhicule. Ce dissuade le voleur de même.

Les systèmes de protection à haute tension sont une bonne solution

Parfum et substances amères, mais pas l'expulser. « La martre n'empêche pas de mordre », a déclaré Ludwig. L'équipement ultrasons disponible dans le commerce évalue l'expert sceptique. "Apportez rien ou quelque chose de temporaire." Le marché secondaire comme les pièces automobiles Unger (www.atu.de) ou Schaub GmbH (www.stop-go.de) tient prêt des moyens efficaces. Pour les câbles et les tuyaux il y a des enveloppes endurcit de sept euros. Une meilleure protection contre l'équipement de électrochocs promesse de dommages martre (à partir de 35 euros), qui manquent les animaux une montée subite inoffensive, mais désagréable. "Les systèmes de protection à haute tension sont une bonne solution si elles sont installées de telle sorte que le raton laveur commencer procès est également en contact avec celle-ci"Dit Ludwig. Ceux qui préfèrent prendre un piège pour attraper la martre: mieux! Tout d'abord, il est généralement interdit, d'autre part il n'y a pas de point, car une fois qu'un nouveau congénère occupait le territoire. "Et la plupart du temps, vous commencez quand même que le chat du voisin"Dit le biologiste sauvage Ludwig.

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Road signs recognition: Opel-Eye and Blaupunkt device compared

The display of traffic signs in the cockpit is supposed to relieve motorists. But the comparison of a fixed system with an upgraded solution yet revealed plenty of weaknesses.

04.06.2009 Dirk Gulde

Exact figures are not available, but there are likely to be around 20 million traffic signs, that border the German roads. On average, motorists therefore need to consider a sign every 30 meters, which demands above all on long distances or frequently changing speed limits enormous concentration.

Opel Eye is looking for overtaking

Manufacturers such as BMW, Mercedes and Opel therefore develop with their suppliers systems will automatically recognize traffic signs and show the cockpit. In the Insignia a camera filming permanently from the roadside to direct the images to a computer. They tested for known patterns such as red edges that stand for speed limits. Image processing software then compares the number inside the shield with stored numbers. In addition to speed limits the Opel Eye makes itself known system on the search for overtaking.

But not only new car buyers can enjoy the art: Blaupunkt navigation manufacturer equips some of its sucker-pilot of a camera plus logic. To investigate how to beat plant and retrofit solution in practice, auto motor und sport went first day with optimum lighting conditions on a 80-kilometer-long round of testing.

Many hoaxes on the highway

Since the Opel system works only from 55 km / h it shows beyond the Stuttgart city boundary to the first speed limits in the onboard computer display. After four correctly recognized the first signs hoax: A remote stand-tempo 50-sign, which is intended for a parallel track, our track is attributed applies on the 80th Hardly on the highway, escapes the Opel Insignia one easily visible tempo 100-restriction, which is why he lets us go unmolested at 120 km / h.

Detection rate is 80 percent

The detection rate is at the end of the round with a high proportion highway at about 80 percent. Not bad, but among the 20 percent of false alarms are a few big blunders such as the display of restrictions that apply only for hazardous-duty truck or exits. Once the system wanted to have suddenly spotted a 50-plate even without apparent reason at a speed of 120th

Opel Eye better than Blaupunkt unit

Compared to the Blaupunkt the Opel Eye still comes at a brilliant rate: The tiny camera in the suction cup navigation recognizes on the same test track only about half of all tags correctly and appears completely oblivious to variable message signs with LED lights. After all, the device makes do present by displaying speed limits that are stored on the navigation maps. But the advantages of a camera solution to take account of current changes will be lost. At night, have Blaupunkt customers even completely rely on the stored data. With the onset of dusk, it is too dark the lens.

Opel Eye is almost nightblind

But even that developed with lighting expert Hella Opel Eye outs himself with a recognition rate of around 60 percent as plenty of night-blind. On the same lap, it interprets the spotlight blue and white arrow signs as passing zones or, even worse, makes the cancellation of a truck overtaking the end of the 120-km / h limit. Although the Opel system more signs recognizes as the Blaupunkt, the technology seems not yet fully developed: Because the driver can fully rely on it never that the display is correct, he takes care of the signage recognition rather continue itself.

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Abstandstempomat with speed limit detection: Part Autonomous assistance system not so sure

increasingly recognizing that cars, does not always bring more safety: When the car brakes because a roadside sign is a speed limit or in the map data is no longer correct. Silly if so what happens in the left lane at 200 km / h.

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Recently, in an Audi A5. Left lane on the highway, cruise control is to 130 km / h recommended speed. Suddenly, the car brakes, the instrument cluster is an 80-plate, including the additional sign of rain. Also it has trickled, the sensor let the wiper drive more irregular on the disc. Now the passenger from his light sleep starts up, startled by the rude braking in poor visibility in the left lane of the highway. With him, the behavior of the security system caused a feeling of insecurity. However, the driver is irritated, the events can classify quickly and adapt to the traffic flow again with a short burst of gas.

A few weeks before the driver feels in a Mercedes E 400 as a passenger: At 200 km / h on the left lane a 120-sign in the head-up display pops up. At the same time the car trying to get to 120 km / h slows down noticeably, driver and front passenger hanging in the harness.

No test situation, but one unusual behavior

Two individual observations, no test situation. But the connection seems obvious. So we asked the manufacturers and want to find out: How do the two events together with the two test cars?

Cruise control pays attention to speed limits

The adaptive cruise control adjusts the driving speed from speed limits. "When in doubt, is more likely to lower speed taken", explains Mercedes. For safety, for a shield could also be obscured or dirty, the data in the navigation system may not actual.

Audi Q5 ACC Photo: Audi
The adaptive cruise control keeps not only the distance and speed, but also speed limits at Audi and Mercedes.

Audi has programmed in some models a "predictive traffic sign assistant". The works like this: The camera behind the windscreen records the traffic signs as an attentive passenger. The software detects passing zones, speed limits and additional signs. A speed limit that applies 22-6 am, the driver gets displayed only 22-6 PM. "The sign recognition is relatively reliable, even in poor visibility," explains Audi on demand.

Automatic rolling out in front of road signs

Not only the recognized signs play a role. The assistance system also uses distance data are stored in the navigation system: general and local speed limits, turning radii, climb and descent. What Audi calls a bit bulky "predictive route data" ensures that the distance cruise control selects one or A4 Q5 also on country roads the right speed; the car then drives just not stubborn 100, but takes curves with the appropriate speed, can roll downhill on an automatic vehicle when then comes a name sign. This may seem behind running ends as crawl, but saves fuel. By up to ten percent of could reduce "predictive efficiency assistance" consumption on highways, the tests had revealed.

That the distance cruise control speed limits respects and is directed thereafter, may not every customer, Audi says. Therefore, the function in the vehicle settings can also disable or adjust it so that the reaction is delayed. According to Audi, some customers have acknowledged that they have kept the Abstandstempomat before high speeding.

Mercedes also allows you to deactivate the function. the speed warning can be set via the Comand. Basically, "the driver remains in the responsibility for the task of driving and compliance with the speed limits." Remains at Mercedes

BMW also offers cars with adaptive cruise control and traffic sign recognition. A link to the manufacturer dispensed with reference to the autonomy of the driver.

make previously familiar

Networked assistance systems make cars more complex. Assistance systems such as adaptive cruise control with traffic sign recognition can slow because of a speed limit, which can irritate the driver. That is why perhaps better before again look into the manual. Audi and Mercedes, the driver can switch off the function that the Abstandstempomat responds to traffic signs. This function is retained even with both manufacturers when the car is stopped and started again. The settings for the function can be found on each Comand (Mercedes) and MMI (Audi) in the vehicle settings on the driver assistance.

Eyes on while driving

In general, the response to speed limits in calm driving style and not too high speeds is done gently. This does not help when a 80-Limit messed up the driving flow, because the electronics do not know that a few raindrops not make the road wet. Only then, the 80-limit would have been considered from the initial example. It is clear that although the systems are surprisingly smart and already associate a lot of information, they can not always perfectly represent people and they sometimes surprise even unpleasant. So despite all the assistance systems, the driver remains the final authority and responsibility.

Project trailer tent camp in the Box

New boom in terms of outdoor camping: off-road trailer tents are becoming popular also with us. We have built a.

04/28/2013 Torsten Seibt Powered by

The trend comes from warmer climes: mainly in Australia and southern Africa are the "Trailer Tents" common dwelling for several days off-road trip into the bush. For some time, however, the enthusiasm for this companion attempts in Germany around. The starting point is one of several folding tents offered specifically for trailer use. And it is a more or less off-road-capable trailer.

But like so much of the outdoor and travel area have the trailer tents ready offered a certain drawback: the price. Ready-equipped off-road trailers are rarely get below 10,000 euros, with plenty of room for improvement. A lot of money for a few weeks tent pleasure in. This must also go cheaper, we were sure, and went to work.

Project-trailer with tent Gordigear

Before the start of the project initially, we choose the most suitable for their own claims tent. Many different concepts are on the market. We opted for the folding tent of the Australian provider Gordigear, which supplies a branch in Upper Bavaria via direct sales to the German market. Several were the reasons for the decision. On the one hand, of course, the relatively low price, with 2,050 euros for the whole base tent under Gordigear provides other suppliers in some cases significantly. The second reason was the size of the tent: the same footprint on the trailer the base tent is much more spacious than many competing products. With a floor space of 5.3 x 2.3 meters is more enclosed space available than adult in some caravans. And by simply anclipsbarem extra tent this place can practically be doubled.
 
But more importantly, the choice of the base. Many providers of complete solutions for their use folding tent trailer conventional industrial supporters of the rod. These are for normal operation in Central Europe certainly adequate, off-road but quickly end their skills. As it should be a bit more robust for our project.

Which trailer as a base?

At the same time, the question must be "braked or unrestrained" be clarified. This has important implications: trailers without brakes can be relatively easily upgraded with greater Bereifumg in braked trailers TÜV often says "no" to thick rubber. Downside for the coveted 100-km / h approval an unbraked trailer must be derated efficient. He may then only 0.3 times as much sway as the motor vehicle when empty.
 
We resorted to unbridled basis: a platform-trailer from South African production, with robust heavy-duty axle, fully galvanized. The bolt pattern used corresponds to the selected towing vehicle, a Toyota Hilux. Thus, trailer and car can "share" a spare tire. Clear disadvantage of unchecked solution: the trailer must be chocked off in order not to roll it. Therefore, additional brackets for robust steel wedges came to the camping trailer.

The folding tent manufacturers make precise specifications, to be as high, long and wide of the trailer structure to mount correctly the tent. The base plate on which the sleeping surface is allowed to be neither too high nor too low to achieve an appropriate conclusion tent to the ground. According to the information of Gordigear we had a rack of stainless steel square welded. Small drawback: by the already quite lush height of the trailer with the road tires was not allowed to fail all too high, which limits the expansion plan of the building.

It starts

The steel frame of the trailer was covered with aluminum plates that we bonded. Front and rear side flaps have been installed in order to get access to the cargo area from the outside. Because of the low interior height we opted for kitchen and equipment for a drawer Solution: A Case from the stage area, sufficiently long, wide and low, can be pulled back out of the trailer and also serves as a "kitchen table" on the stove and cooking utensils Place Find.
 
After the use of the trailer was primarily "self-sufficient" and not planned on camping, the corresponding self-technology had on board. Power supply for cool box and lighting as well as an outdoor shower have been installed. The power supply we opted for so-called AGM batteries, which have a certain deep discharge safety and lower self-discharge, unlike normal starter batteries from the passenger car sector. Who does not rely on well-known names such as Optima, is equivalent but cheaper offers, such as independent power supplies (UPS) from the computer area in the industrial sector.

Low-cost solutions for off-road trailer

When charging electronics we chose a self-made solution instead of the costly solutions from the mobile home sector. The voltage control is via a self-made LCD display. To charge we use a CTEK charger. It has the advantage that it automatically jumps to the once set charging program once it is connected to AC power. All fittings were screwed out the wiring in a channel. Batterienah main fuses were installed, the consumer connections are made via a self-made fuse box with individual protection. The connection to the mains current for charging of the batteries is done from the outside with a known area of ​​the mobile home CEE feeder outlet.
 
Because of the limited cargo space of the trailer an underground water tank was used. Which was bolted from below to the bottom plate. With the assembly in hanger center, right in front of the axle, the ride height is largely preserved and the focus remains relatively balanced even with a full 80-liter tank, also important for the support load. the tank via a drawbar mounted on the plate filler is filled. Connect the tank to a suction pump Shurflo. Supplying an outer outlet that is attached to the side wall. Here is a hand-held shower can be infected with a practical click closure. Water to a boil remove, or a brisk shower off after the beach are no longer an issue.

Folding tent trailers to measure

His first jobs, the folding tent trailers already successfully behind. The concept proved to be fully practicable, especially the outdoor shower and the power supply work perfectly.
 
The Gordigear tent has fully met expectations. The huge living room and the lush sleeping surface on the trailer offer outstanding comfort than roof or floor tents. The construction of the giant thing is after the first few times practicing done relatively quickly - two of the Faltburg is in five minutes alone it takes a few minutes longer. virtually extremely quick-release fasteners to the tent poles with which they, the tent can be quickly and easily bring on tension are. Sun can be completely waive the exhaustion with external lines, depending on weather. The very robust material and all processing (zippers, seams) show that Australians know when Zeltbau what matters.
 
On the wish list now only still stands a more comfortable solution for the kitchen drawer and a permanently installed tent interior light. But as usual in such projects: they are rarely really finished, because with each use fall new ideas to improve on. Above all, we have substantial savings. Compared to a folding tent-off trailer "off the shelf" several thousand euros, because with material cost of less than 4,000 euros of camping trailers has become a real budget project.

In our photo show, we show you the construction phases of the trailer in detail.

Car Friday at the Nurburgring 2015: The loudest silence holiday of the year

The flair: as the 24-hour race. The difference: on Good Friday opens the Nurburgring Nordschleife for everyone. We were part of this spectacle.

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The Nürburgring fascinated his fans like this, like a boy band growing up, mostly teenage girls. to get near him, the hormones go haywire, your heart is racing, crazy happen, inexplicable things.

The "Car Friday" is not Stiller holiday in the Eifel

More than 50 kilometers from the Nordschleife a sports car convoy formed on the A61, just before the exit weir, with an estimated 200 vehicles. Honking horns, exhaust sound demonstrations - and breastfeeding on a holiday. Which is in the Eifel region each year to a loud holiday: The Nordschleife is open to tourists trips, and the Good Friday becomes the Car Friday. Sounds logical.

While the column is squeezed by the by submerged into the sunlight landscape towards Nürburgring Nordschleife, the small town of Adenau is located shortly before eight o'clock still in the shadow of the Eifel mountains. The panes of the parked cars are covered with a layer of frost. About a bakery it smokes two chimneys, inside, two women prepare diligently for the forthcoming onslaught before.

In the parking lot four Mercedes are lined up, parked with his face to the front, 190 E. One of them belongs Marco. In fact, he drives the strong version of the young-timer with six-cylinder, 2.6-liter displacement and 160 hp. "Before, the thing was cleared, and I'm so driven on the Nordschleife, also on Friday Car," says Marco. Today, he and his friends - Pascal, Thomas and Lisa - just came to watch. For five years originating from Rhineland-Palatinate and Saarland friends come to karfreitäglichen madness.

At half past eight the car park at Brünnchen is crowded

So that they are not alone. The organizers estimate that every year around 15,000 car fans clogged the streets to really sleepy towns like Kempenich, Meuspath or Quiddelbach.

Rolf Kremer has four in the morning awake. He has to tell people where they can park and where not the job. "Every year, the same madness," he says, grinning. The sprightly senior speaks with a strong dialect, as a non-Eifelaner one to understand it hardly. For 20 years he has worked at the Nurburgring, partly as a marshal - mostly on planting garden - partly as a folder. Rolf is, like so many here, a big motor sports fan.

Today it stands at the entrance to dovetail, where he was sent because the parking lot of the Brünnchen was overcrowded before nine o'clock. "The parking lot there's also one on the dovetail is only a muddy field." At that moment, a bubbling Ford Focus RS drives past Rolf, without waiting for his signal. Rolf beckons the driver to him, and explained to him why he is here, and where the focus should go. "Otherwise kommste here nich get out, boy," he cried, shaking his head afterward. The driver of the Ford will not hear that, too loud is the noise coming from the right-left combination on the dovetail behind him.

Car Friday in 2015 with the best Nordschleife Weather

Nine o'clock: The track is open for a few moments. One reason for this is the outstanding weather. Sunshine and blue skies were not only in the past week, a rarity in the Eifel. Until a few days it has snowed. Today, the temperatures are above freezing - the happy drivers and fans. The Nordschleife is almost dry, but only in areas where sunlight is not came out still covered a wet, slippery layer the asphalt.

On Brünnchen soon sounded bass-heavy music, the first wisps of smoke rise up, it smells of beer and grilled meats. And rubber. And exhaust gases. For anyone who was ever on the 24-hour race, a familiar scent. For this, a fishing chair with beer holder, and the day is perfect. At least if the route is not blocked due to an accident. This happens on the first day of "free driving" a couple of times when a mistake outweighs than his own ambition. Worse events remain saved us that day. Also, about one looks forward to the track.

As against seven in the evening, the Nordschleife is closed, it is ruckzuck empty at Pflanzgarten, Brünnchen and dovetail. Only the traffic jam stretches along the single track road to the highway. At planting garden takeaways owner cleans up, is pleased about the business and then given away the last curry sausages. The previously so well-attended hills and meadows behind his trailer: deserted. "So they came fast, so fast they are gone," he says. Just like after a concert.

Factory B 26: New classic car center in Schwabisch Gmund

Since 25 June 2016 are in Schwäbisch Gmünder cup Lehenstrasse 26 with the "Factory B 26" a new center for classic car lovers.

06/27/2016 Malte Jürgens Powered by

Nuclear power in the former Ritz Pumpenfabrik is the possibility here of up to 175 vehicles in part fully glazed boxes under note (price per unit and monthly 125 euros plus tax and utilities). These offers car preparer companies APZ in manufactures its services as well as the oldies workshop Müller Classic.

Alexander Müller, Mercedes dealers from nearby Donzdorf was certified by Mercedes-Benz Classic is the first German-MB Classic dealer with special skills for the classic car care, maintenance and repair. His workshop Dependence Müller Classic in Schwabisch Gmund is now beyond all brands open.

Coffee roasting, the manufactory

Highlight the manufactory B 26 is the coffee roasting Dinzler, highway tourists already well known by the much appreciated Dinzler restaurant on Irschenberg (A8 Munich-Salzburg). Once the fire protection requirements are all satisfied, the finest coffee varieties are then roasted in the old, belonging to the manufactory metal foundry. Also in Manufacturing: A vintage trade name reputation Classic, which has nothing to do with the world-famous Porsche specialists from Bavaria Pfaffenhausen.

In the middle of more than 130 years old factory building, the Piazza and the adjoining rooms of the pits offer a total of more than 500 people space. In addition to historical cars, the relevant services and the hospitality of Ritz and Dinzler art also finds its place in the factory: Joerg Schulze there is currently presenting his sculptures made of wood, about the axis with two massive wheels and a subsequent balancing, thread-thin people. For more information: www.manufaktur-b26.de

Brother EXP-6 off-road caravan: The hardest caravan the world

Forget everything you ever knew about caravans. The brother EXP-6 is the most radical way to go for camping. And he has everything on board to survive in the outback.

08/02/2017 Torsten Seibt Powered by

Camping in Jesolo, awning with artificial turf, marked out small plots and full supply of the catering business - all forgotten just once. Caravan is another way. After all, who wants to learn how hardcore camping works, can pick up some inspiration from Down Under are welcome. If anyone knows how to get out very much clear with a sleeping bag and camp stoves, then the Australians.

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Accordingly, there is on the red continent not only lots of sensible and robust SUV instead pompous City SUV. Also developed by numerous specialized providers camping and outdoor equipment is popular with off-road enthusiasts worldwide.

Function instead show

Because the Outback Camper for days far roam every civilization, are all-terrain trailer, often upgraded with mobile kitchen and folding tent, where for decades the drug of choice. Also somewhat off-road campers are not even so unusual in Australia. But the brother EXP-6 tops it all.

This biaxial extreme caravan Central European Sandals Camper brings instant and unerring for gasping, it has literally located. The device looks like it came straight out of a apocalyptic science fiction film, but the menacing look is not just for show. At Brother EXP-6 everything is thought out and designed indestructible in direction.

The core of the brother EXP-6 is the extremely robust lead frame as a base, on which the actual living "container" is mounted as in truck construction with rubber bearings. integrated in the frame is a subframe on which the four wheels are suspended individually with super stable round tube-trailing arms. The trick here is the air spring elements. They not only allow a giant suspension travel of 31 centimeters, but can be - even while driving from the towing vehicle - controlled individually. submit terrain passages higher, lower road maintenance, save fuel with an empty trailer in single-axis or in the comfort level the caravan on the pitch control by mobile phone - no problem.

The brother EXP-6 emerged what

By the optional lift kit by remote control and the independent suspension brother EXP-6 reaches an enormous ground clearance and puts not shrink from challenging inclines and declines, because the surpluses are well above ground. Since off-road excursions in Australia once part meter deep water crossings need to be addressed more often, the increased ground clearance also helps of course. And another aspect: When driving, the brother EXP-6 is waterproof.

Brother EXP-6 Offroad caravan Australia Photo: Brother
The kitchen can indeed-users from the inside, but is only really spacious as outdoor version.

This is achieved mainly by the wily rear element that is folded like a lock gate from the rearward entry area. On the pitch it is easily at your fingertips upward swing, there are so the rear area free and serves as a weather roof. The vehicle width is chosen so that on a normal road vehicle in adults format no mirror extensions are needed and the trailer can follow in the tracks of the towing vehicle - especially in the field a big advantage. In addition, the external storage compartments with filtered fresh air are supplied with a high-mounted air intake system to prevent dust from entering.

Everything else is extremely elaborate on brother EXP-6 and subordinate to the function. At the front locker, two spare wheels can be attached standing. The - widespread in Australian supporters - panels below the drawbar protect the structure of the trailer against thrown from the tractor stones. However, in the climatic conditions in Australia perfect and airy, with alpine winter campsite probably less suitable - to leave the brother EXP-6 as low as possible despite its enormous chassis height, the headroom in the interior can on the pitch improved by a sunroof.

Modular construction in brother EXP-6 Caravan

Plenty of brain power is in the modular equipment. Thus, the laterally arranged kitchen is available both from inside and from the outside. There, the outer side wall when needed just high and a cross table folded down and pulled out a kitchen module with fridge and storage compartments. This creates a very generously sized outdoor kitchen in U format. Another refrigerator is also located in the interior of EXP. 6 is mainly slept on the mezzanine floor on a large, fixed two-person bed. Nevertheless, the patient surface can be enough space to realize a two-seat dining area with tilting table. Up to six beds (total length of the trailer: 6.7 meters) can be divided into the five-meter-long structure set up. A rooftop air conditioning system provides at extreme outside temperatures for a cool head, the wet room is fully equipped.

Brother EXP-6 Offroad caravan Australia Photo: Brother
The EXP-6 is pretty much all the details completely different than a normal trailer.

For sufficiently self-sufficiency a 200 liter fresh water supply on board, if necessary by a Webasto diesel heater is brought to Warmduscher-suitable temperature (next to the shower in the wet there is also an outdoor shower). The power supply is secured by a 260-amp solar system with storage battery. And if it does not go forward again: At the rear of the trailer an electric winch is housed, which can pull the team out of the mess.

No caravan for bargain hunters

The price for the brother EXP-6, one suspects there is nothing for bargain hunters and varies depending on the equipment. It starts at the equivalent of about 74,000 euros. Added to this would be the individual container transport, which are few euro but then even matter. After all, the manufacturer takes care of the formalities: Brother promises a worldwide delivery of the trailer, including the appropriate local regulations adapted technology. But who might it all together before with a multi-week vacation trip in the newly acquired extreme caravan through the vastness of Australia, the matter can easily nice expect a little bit. And among us: So a huge standard residential castle for Jesolo & Co., which collapsed on each track, there is finally not for pocket money.

Packed on vacation: the faster a car or trailer are overweight

Too much luggage? Especially travelers with caravans overdo it when loading like once. AUTO, the sister magazine auto motor und sport, was there during a check of the Stuttgart motorway police.

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Friday, shortly after eight in the morning on the A8 at the motorway junction Leonberg. Start of the holidays in Baden-Wuerttemberg, the journey wave rolling south. But for some vacationers anticipation of sun, beach and sea is equal to getting a damper - at an unscheduled break at the rest area.

After waiting on the edge of the highway Polizeihauptmeister Andreas Keinath and Oberkommissar Dirk Baumann, peeking for caravans and motor homes. When a team comes along, they start the engine of her VW Passat and give chase. After one kilometer, they pull the trailer with the Belgian license plate over and snap the "Please follow" indicator on the roof on. With the tourists in tow it comes to the rest area Sindelfingen forest to vehicle control, where her waiting colleagues take over. Today the traveler's your turn instead of lorries with mobile holiday home.

Excess baggage must remain

The most important utensil of the twelve officials employed are two wheel scales. Finally, many vacationers suffer from acute weight problems. "Families with children or motor homes with lots of accessories on the vehicle are usually too heavy on the go," says Oberkommissar Roland Thiel from experience. Since 1980 he is part of the Highway Patrol Stuttgart, since often enough to look to spot traffic offenders.

It should not go primarily to penalties, but for an explanation. After all, unlike many trucking companies overcharged the travelers their cars often out of ignorance. But when an overloaded tire bursts in a highway construction site and gets the team out of control, human lives are in danger. From a minor offense therefore out of the question.

The legislation leaves no doubt: It is the maximum permissible gross weight. Who brings the scales at up to 20 percent overweight, charged 35 euros, in addition, three points and 95 euros are due. be deducted ten kilograms as tolerance. Depending on the overload level but does not scare the punishment so much on what the consequences for the pending holiday ". Overloading we let anyone drive on, the weight must be reduced in extreme cases then just part of the baggage will remain here," said Thiel.

Today, the control proceeds comparatively harmless. The Belgian team, which has prevented from continuing travel of the strips car remains, at least, by weight, in the context of the permissible. That protrudes three rusty screws studded final bar at the rear of the caravan, but does not fit in police officers. They send the tourists to a repair shop to fix the damage.

Vehicle Paper entries and actual weight may differ

Contrary Thiel forecast a together caravan south aspiring family turns out shortly thereafter as exemplary: 1200 kg may weigh the trailer, 1115, he brings on the scale. Team handlebars Roland Sistermans grins: "Was I realized I have weighed it before yourself."

If that would only do all travelers. But too fond of being displaced that the information that only partially have to do for curb weight on the registration document with your own model, but with the homologation copy of the standard equipment. Especially in older caravans the actual weight is often significantly higher and the remaining payload ridiculously low in relation to the existing storage space.

Then, when plenty of heavy accessories like awning or electrical maneuvering system to be installed, only hand baggage on board is allowed. This must just learned that with VW Multivan and caravans wants to sixth for two weeks of the Swabian Alb family Leu. 1360 kg may bring their followers on the scale, but there are 1,730. "We have it for 14 days food, milk and drinks. At the resort there is little shopping," said mother Christine excused. Father Dettmar invites meanwhile luggage from the trailer into the VW bus: "The fact that it is so much, I did not think, but that's what happens when you can not cut yourself." After all, the coaches there is enough capacity to get started for a redistribution of loads.

Defects in one third of Controlled

Similarly, it runs at a Belgian family that has packed too much 400 kg, including 60 bottles of red wine and 60 kg dumbbells - one wants to also stay fit while on vacation. By transferring and discharging the water tanks these vacationers remain ultimately just as within the limit of the permissible.

But not always in control is similar from smoothly as little later Jörg Abend discovers. Together with his wife and two children in their teens and aims in the VW Passat, together with caravans gen Bavaria. The sedan rear depends so deeply into the springs that officials also equal to check the towing vehicle. 1010 kg may weigh on the rear axle, but the scale reported 180 kg more. When caravan it does not look better: 240 kg are here too much on board. "You have to let what's with reloading They do not come on," Thiel sums up the situation. The tourists become frustrated, "If we unload all the holiday does not work anymore, but the officer remains hard." Still nothing happened, we can avoid worse "After all, the family may temporarily store a part of the baggage in the police station..

The balance sheet after half a day in action: At 30 checked road users was criticized overload or poorly secured baggage in ten cases.

Rover Vitesse in the test: The last real Rover

With its 192 hp V8 engine of the Rover Vitesse went to the top European business sedans. In racing, the dynamic Briton achieved many successes. Nevertheless ended with the SD1 series, the era of independent Rover automobiles.

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How's the year 1982. In the UK govern for 30 years Königin Elisabeth and three years Prime Minister Margeret Thatcher. The British win the Falklands War against Argentina. Harrogate 72nd Eurovision Song Contest will be held by the German singer Nicole wins with "A bit of peace." The English automotive industry hopes finally to a little peace.

The signs of this are not bad. After the re-organization of British Leyland go in 1982 Jaguar and Austin Rover Group, MG, Morris and Triumph separate ways again. Keeping the Austin Rover Group after the successful launch of the Rover 3500 and the small car Austin Metro for fit enough to survive even in the world market.

Rover Vitesse in 1977 "Car of the Year"

So in 1977 the SD1 (factory internal project name) the respected journalist prize "Car of the Year" is already gaining -Basisversion the Rover Vitesse. Racer, car tester and jury president Paul Frère in his speech: "The Rover 3500 is the first British car with a globally appealing look for years. It is generously equipped, very economical for its size and performance and provides a good mix of handling and comfort. You get a lot of car for your money - both on the domestic and on the international market. "

The introductory price was moderate 4,750 British pounds. Brave four-cylinder models of the caliber of Mercedes 200 (W 123), Citroën CX or Volvo 144 cost no less, and had neither a V8 under the hood nor a hatchback with folding rear seats. The favorable purchase price of the SD1 reached the Rover people mainly by dispensing with complex technology that still characterized the previous P6, which was also voted "Car of the Year" 1964th So the de Dion rear axle had to give the P6 a rigid axle, while the V8 engine of the Rover Vitesse was virtually unchanged from the previous.

Echoes of Italian sports cars

In return, England fond entirely to subscribed by David Bache design with hints of Ferrari and Maserati sports car. In particular, the 365 GTB / 4 Daytona coupe should have inspired stream, both at the front design and in the sweeping running side line. Rover wanted to equip traders with 2,700 cars for rushing premiere. There were, however, only 1,400 available because always strikes laid shut down production in Solihull. Work processes could not be completed, and stand in partially had to workers from other factories. The quality filled accordingly not set in the attractive car hopes.

But came back to the year 1982, when after six years of construction, the SD1 Rover Vitesse. The teething seemed now fixed, and the Rover's lineup underwent a generous model extension. The SD1 program now included a four-cylinder gasoline engine with 101 hp, a four-cylinder turbo diesel with 91 hp, two six-cylinder with 120 hp and 132 hp and two V8 with 157 hp and 192 hp. The model numbers were based on the traditionally simple displacement. Only the new top model with 192 hp ennobled the rover manager surnamed Vitesse. Large-size front and rear spoiler, a lowered body and 205 / 60s wide tires on cross-spoke alloy wheels underline the demand for Need for Speed. Can the Rover Vitesse inspire today?

Modern and sporty lines

Visually, no doubt, although the photo vehicle from 1983 on the road is hardly perceived as a budding classic car. The hatchback and plenty of chrome embellishments are in fact currently playing heavily into fashion. therefore only crafty Rover fans instantly recognizable fast sport sedan Rover Vitesse.

Quite different when we get into the car. Now the time jump start back to the late seventies. Slim A-pillars and an all around low window line allow plenty of light into the interior. All ads instruments of Rover Vitesse are summarized in a black box, which is mounted on a large storage area under the windshield. According straightforward is the production of right-hand drive: The box moves to the right. For the installation of the steering wheel even a disguised as square ventilation unit recess on the passenger side is already provided.

The two-spoke steering wheel with a square impact surface is slightly oval shaped and is reminiscent of a Citroen. Ever Rover has pretty much relegated everything out of the car here, reminiscent of old British Classic Cars. Even the round instruments, which were in the black box until 1982, had to give way in the Rover Vitesse square units.

Rover Vitesse creates 212 km / h top speed

Progress under the bonnet. Here works with Lucas components an inherited Bosch L-Jetronic fuel injection. The bumper V8 aluminum, the rover had taken over from Buick in 1965, starts at the first ignition turnkey and runs extremely low vibration. Only a subdued exhaust babbling reveals the eight working cylinders.

The reinforced five-speed manual of the Rover Vitesse requires gentle emphasis, but is rarely used. Especially on the highway when / min queue at 130 km / h just in 2500, the Vitesse shows his qualities and attracts quiet and relatively economical with less than ten liters of premium its orbit. But it may also different: With 212 km / h top speed was the Rover Vitesse one of the fastest cars of the upper middle class. Even a Mercedes E 280 or BMW 528 i had let him go. This and the fact that the SD1 is the last large, purely British Rover model, make the attractive Vitesse a real classic of the future.

Rover - The History:
Founded in 1883 brand came in 1904 on bicycles and motorbikes to cars. After 1945, soaring as a technology-oriented luxury brand (turbine cars, Land Rover, etc.). Rover Group 1994 BMW sold. BMW exit 2000. sale to Nanjing Automobile China to bankruptcy in 2005th

The Rover SDI in motorsport
Thanks to its excellent aerodynamics and relatively light weight car, the Rover Vitesse established despite the antiquated V8 a fixture in touring car racing. 300 hp, 1,200 kg 280 km / h.

Renault 6 Buyer’s guide: The better R4?

Renault 6 have become rare. but prices are still cheap - much cheaper than its predecessor R4. to pay attention to a good condition of the body and interior is important.

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Body check

Renault 6 are consuming processed and therefore rust generally less than the more popular R 4. Easy to repair corrosion damage are on the gland plates. Less at risk than the R4, but still worth a look are the critical points of attachment of the rear axle and the frame support in the area of ​​the front axle. In addition, like rust, the rear wheel arches and the welded rear fender. Even at the lower edges of the tailgate and the doors are often found corrosion.

Technical checks

Renault 6 are considered classic Opa-cars that were often low mileage. Both the 850er- and the 1100 engines are extremely robust, high mileages mostly harmless. Caution is advised in cars with long service life, here it is sometimes came to severe internal corrosion. Note: engines and transmissions of 850er- and 1100 versions can not be swapped. Caution is advised when vehicles with worn clutch, the exchange is quite complicated. The cooling system should be checked here often do not much care has been invested.

Prices

Classic-Tax leads Renault 6 in state 2 with 3,800 euros in the list. Moderate vehicles cost around 1,000 euros.

When introducing 1968 (Renault 6 L)
6,000 Mark

spare Parts

Prices for Renault 6 Parts are more moderate, but the offer is limited, particularly with respect to the sheet metal parts. Much technical replacement can be done by R 4 and R 5th

weaknesses

  1. gland plates
  2. Attachment points of the rear axle
  3. Lower edge of the tailgate
  4. wheel arches back
  5. Right rear
  6. coupling
  7. cooling system
  8. Corrosion door lower edge
  9. Front frame support
  10. Internal corrosion engine after long periods
Renault 6, hedgehogs image vulnerabilities

ratings

everyday practicality
Parts Location
repairability
Upkeep
Availability
demand

Conclusion

Renault 6 have become rare. but prices are still cheap - much cheaper than its predecessor R4. to pay attention to a good condition of the body and interior is important.

Fahrbericht Alpine A310 V6: French plastic toy

Throughout his life, the six-cylinder Alpine A310 was overshadowed by the Porsche 911. The eternal second is even an individualist with charisma, but acts improvised and provides exotic charms on technical perfection. Fun they make both.

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It's called "the" Alpine A 310, and the small difference in the salutation says a lot about her character. Because cars are male in German. "The '911 may serve as a prime example of this fact. Because his personality embodies typically masculine virtues: He is strong and reliable, in an emergency, it's a lot away. His last resort is perfectionism, he feels primarily technology and function committed and only then the beauty.

Alpine A310 bewitches the driver

The Alpine A310 however, corresponds much more to the female image. She is capricious and extravagant, exotic and appealing. She bewitches the driver with racy looks and wants to be conquered at forced pace or even tamed. At other times again they underestimated gallant manners and gentle treatment. Subtle eroticism is always in the game.

At each rendezvous takes place as a tribute to her slender curvy figure a bow, because only 1.15 meters high body requires some skill when boarding. The futuristic shaped "pilot seats" keep driver and passenger firmly clasped. Today, they have a slightly bizarre especially with the optionally available suede.

Haute Couture in the automotive industry

Finally, the Renault A 310 comes from a time, more than coquetted French coupe with avant-garde and extravagant - as Renault 17 TS, Citroen SM or Matra Bagheera prove illustrative. Haute Couture in the automotive industry, not classically dignified as the Italians, but provocative-eccentric, sometimes even bizarre as the seventies Collections of Cardin or Courrèges.

Fast the Renault Alpine Galan has become accustomed to the semi-recumbent seating position behind the sloping windshield. But the smooth operation of the standing pedals will be a little practiced. It features the rear-engine design, and its sensitive actuation we have lost in everyday life since the disappearance of the beetle. The Rouge of the numerous round instruments is applied too thick. Generally the board with the random, but complete watches arrangement acts abundant improvised - as if it came from a test car, or, better still, of a rally car. But it is precisely this exudes the typical Romanesque charm, lustful antithesis of Teutonic perfectionism.

Alpine A310 transmission provides feedback

Cat-like is the quiet hiss of the powerful six-cylinder engine turning the ignition key. The sleek concentricity of the elaborately constructed V6 with its unusual cylinder angle of 90 degrees will be stabilized only by a few short bursts of throttle. The rather tame Devil exhaust system of our photo model, once a sought-after accessories, sets the bright-sounding soprano of light alloy six-cylinder one shade deeper towards Alt.

The clutch is smooth and has a pleasant pressure point, the circuit of the vile four-speed transmission from the first series precipitated by short distances. Unlike the doughy agitators some rear-engine cars the inverted R 30 mediates transmission intensive feedback from the powertrain. Winding country roads are the domain of Alpine A 310 V6. It is a superlative driving the car, and as such it will be understood by the man behind the small leather valance. He asks for a power steering, she laughs it off. he treats her soulful, she is not bitchy or even devious.

Renault Alpine V6 is not tame

The driver is looking forward to the powerful and effective engine and its stimulating melody. Despite high elasticity, he often turns to hear always the most beautiful passages of this Allegro. After twenty or thirty kilometers, provides a high familiarity with the car when lead is more sensitive and more aware. A feeling as if awakened long since spilled reflexes again by limousine luxury.

150 hp sound nowadays nominally so tame as once 75 in Ascona, they are not. The 980 kg weight of the Renault Alpine V6 they help to playful sovereignty in all traffic situations. Glass fiber reinforced polyester resin reduces weight and makes small batches only profitable because expensive tooling costs are eliminated. After all, the central tube frame and incorporated into the body roll bars made of sheet steel for torsional rigidity provide.

If they rumkommt, it can no longer be captured

The favorable Cd value of 0.34 makes the Alpine A310 even more efficient. The attractive, sleek shape helps it to crown the Touring Car talent with an average of 160 km / h high range. But the serpentine route pleases the driver much more than highway monotony. Unlike modern front-wheel drive she puts into it willingly, with completely relaxed steering work.

The border area is still quite far away. And according Alpine-driver Bernhard Leitner one does well not to look for him. "If they really comes around, they can not be captured, the Dreher is due or the ride in the Botany," he says with a mischievous smile in forbidden things experienced. He knows whereof he speaks. Finally, he has two Renault A 110 Berlinetten, which he considers a lot of good-natured, because no large-volume six-cylinder makes aft for great leverage, or in other words: for undesirable torque.

Renault Alpina A310 have become rare

More safety at high speeds is also the reason why so many Alpine A 310 capped Group 4 racing cars are similar. The driver trio broad, deep and sound has degraded the reputation of the car the once elitist Society toy to road shock and spoiled prices. Especially original cars of the first series, as Bernhard Leitner has one, have become scarce. Alpine experts provide the sophisticated second series, although the advantage, but the innocent grace of the early models had just their appeal. Given their timelessness, it is hard to believe that the first sketches of the A 310 originated already 1968th

Alpine mentor Jean Rédélé squinted at the Porsche 911 and designed a more spacious, 2 plus 2-seater Grand Touring with pronounced suitability for touring cars. Alpine stylist Yves Legal drew an exciting body with somnambulistic security of the great throw. It was created based on a modified Renault A 110 platform, equipped with the engine of the Renault 16 TS and re-engineered double-wishbone suspension with rear axle and inclined struts.

Splash at the Geneva Motor Show

The futuristic design of the new Alpine made the debut at the Geneva show sensation. However, the first test reports criticized the relative lean Rate and claim engine with only 115 hp. In 1976, Alpine had meanwhile grown together with Renault, the Alpine technicians solved the problem by planted them the 2.7-liter six-cylinder Renault 30th He stopped in terms of refinement, power and elasticity that sovereignty, promised her exciting body. The engine proved constructive as thermally immediately very healthy. The forward under the bumper placed directly in the driving wind water cooler ensures low operating temperatures.

The design of the motor as a light aluminum V6 with two overhead camshafts and V-shaped overhead valves reveals high technical standard. Abandoning the then compulsory timing belt in favor of a roller chain testifies to the skill of many engineers involved (Peugeot, Renault, Volvo). With the conversion to the Alpine A 310 V6 brave the continuous light band disappeared with the six lights in the front end, an evil look was announced. The car would have been emancipated, were not numerous detail changes and a casual processing, the buyer sometimes angry.

Alpine A310 was Playboy cover car

Bernhard Leitner speaking on behalf of the then demanding clientele. "I forgive the Renault A 310 V6 all their weaknesses. Lack of detail perfection they compensated me with plenty of driving pleasure and with its elegant form, which still causes a stir today. "The price of the fastest French production car of its era, which also appreciated the Gendarmerie as a company car, was in 1979 at least 36,275 marks.

A Porsche 911 SC Coupe slammed 42,950 Mark to beech, which is a respect distance remained. But there was a sex factor for cars Alpine A 310 would certainly forward. This took place in 1980, the magazine "Playboy" whose makers the Alpine A310 took even for the May issue of the title. Forward it posed seductively Brigitte Lohmeyer, the Playmate of the Year. She received the Alpine A310 as a gift.

Maserati 3200 GT Buyer’s guide: Why is this twin-turbo grenade so cheap?

When a Maserati 3200 GT can be had for a very low price, which may seem tempting. However, it is equally dangerous. Good copies with service history are not cheap, but considerably cheaper in the follow-up costs. but the risk remains high.

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Maserati 3200 GT, side view Photo: Maserati
The shape of the Maserati 3200 GT was at Italdesign led by Giorgetto Giugiaro.
Maserati 3200 GT, engine Photo: Hans-Peter Seufert
The twin-turbocharged V8 engine with 3.2-liter comes to 370 hp and 491 Nm.
Maserati 3200 GT, side view Photo: Maserati
The rear lights of the Maserati 3200 GT are unique - preferably at night you want herfahren always behind this car.

Body check

Body side makes the Maserati 3200 GT not worry. is at best a rust issue due to poorly repaired accident damage. The paint quality looks Florian Ebersoldt from the same dealership as above average. The production quality radiates the charm of small series in several details.

Gaps can vary the Maserati 3200 GT, stitch the seams as well. Important: The features of the extensive comfort features should work. Maintenance smaller damage is time consuming in circumstances and therefore expensive.

Technical checks

the engine of the Maserati 3200 GT reacts oddly on the gas, the contacts of the electrically controlled throttle valves are worn. A new throttle body is expensive, upgrading to a Hall sensor with 1,100 euros cheaper and more durable (eg., Via Ebersoldt).

Maintenance intervals by the toothed belt (4 years / 40 TKM) are embarrassed observed not to ignore increased oil consumption, otherwise there is increased wear on pistons and wet liners. Note: The engine of the Maserati 3200 GT is not fully gas tight.

Prices

Classic Analytics records the Maserati 3200 GT in state 2 currently at 22,000 euros (as of 12/2015) about 1,800 euros less than 12 months ago. In state 4, the price difference is even clearer to last year: A year ago, it cost 12,000 euros, now it can be bought for 7,800 euros.

When introducing 1998 (Maserati 3200 GT)
DM 142,900
At the end of production in 2001 (Maserati 3200 GT)
DM 149,100

spare Parts

Spare parts for the Maserati 3200 GT are indeed to get good, but cost a lot of money. The maintenance: A great customer service can devour 3,000 to 4,000 euros. Without major damage and ongoing costs, experts recommend an annual budget of around 2,000 euros for the maintenance.

weaknesses

  1. throttle unit
  2. Timing belts and timing chain
  3. Liners and pistons
  4. Loss of oil drive
  5. IHI turbocharger (shaft, loss of oil)
  6. poorly repaired accident
  7. brake wear
  8. Malfunction Comfort Extras
  9. High oil consumption
  10. variable production quality
Maserati 3200 GT, weaknesses, hedgehogs image

ratings

everyday practicality
Parts Location
repairability
Upkeep
Availability
demand

Conclusion

The Maserati 3200 GT should be plenty of time for the search company - and really only buy a good and regularly maintained copy. Car with maintenance storage should be allowed to stand - or request a great customer service. The current price situation leaves some room for negotiation. The engine is a dream for problems with the throttle sensor it is best to convert the same to Hall sender. As also increases the resale value.

Porsche 996 – used from 17,000 euros: The first water-911 in the test

Do not listen to the eternal whiners when your Elfer dream will be fulfilled at the cost price - the first water-cooled 911, of course, drives like a 911. The run on good copies is already under way.

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They have well-intentioned it right, the colleagues from the Porsche Museum. A 996 for photography? Gladly, no problem, the car would be ready at any time. We had as automatically thought of an early sample, ie a model with the glupschigen headlight flasher units that always look a little like zerlaufene fried eggs, and had begun with the water Boxer era in 1997. Just that pre-facelift 996, which is currently seen priced marks the entry into the desirable Elfer cosmos.

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Chevrolet K5 Blazer: The asphalt Indians

He sneaks softly approach, is agile like a cat pulls like an ox and fears neither heat nor cold. The Chevrolet Blazer is an offroad classic par. His Cheyenne called luxury version cuts a fine figure in the city and can accommodate several squaws.

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If you a Cayenne seems too boring, uncomfortable and unwieldy - how about a Cheyenne? Although the name sounds almost the same, but are worlds between the SUV from Porsche and the classic off-roader from Chevrolet, the luxury version is named after the infamous Indian tribe.
 
Cheyenne instead Cayenne
 
The battle-hardened Cheyenne hated the Apaches and our Winnetou even more than the pale-faces from the East. However, this Cheyenne 1978 blue and white in his wonderful, standard two-tone finish is an absolutely peaceful, even gentle type. It can be despite two meters wide and more than two tons of weight with the ease and precision of a golf cart to move. Here, the Chevy comes in contrast to the Nürburgring-capable Cayenne without level adjustment, ESP, annoying distance beepers and other electronic gimmicks out. The blazer replaced the computer-controlled brachial art by simple logic and a lot of feeling - here the Robocop of Porsche, there the Yogi Bear by Chevrolet. It begins with the angular body, which from 1969 to 1994, as long as there was the great blazer, has differed only in some details. Its basic form with the completely horizontally extending bonnet, almost makes up half the car length and wide Chevy very short, can appear almost square, looks more like a child's drawing as a professional design design.

After all, there was every few years differently arranged Frontscheinwerfer.Wesentlich more, however, was changed the roof. It was until 1976 a removable hard top that made Only the windscreen and the frame, so you went in good weather in a pick-up convertible. From 1976 to 1991, only the rear part of the plastic hardtop removable. The so-called Half Cab variant gave 1992 a solid roof.
 
Overview grandiose and great sense of space

 
This overall significantly rounded designed Blazers last generation was from 1995 Tahoe until 1999 GM ceased production of the compact, two-door full-size SUV, the Tahoe continues to build the huge four-door but to date. And that's too bad. Because of only 4.7 meters long, however, two meters wide and 1.8 meters high, two-door Blazer is a gem of clarity, manageability and resilience - a maximum of 550 Kilogramm.Der driver sits on a comfortable, athletic-looking, manually adjustable seat with integrated Headrest. The wide interior, the slender A-pillars and the high, almost vertical windows including windscreen give a sense of space as in a rolling Aquarium.Die round visibility from the hovering about a meter above the ground Driver's seat is compared to modern, aerodynamically round cut SUV easy stunning. The best is the amorous look on your own car: The hood is spreading like the freshly made bed of a Ramada motels before the windshield.

Its front end is perfect to detect, so the Blazers can maneuver with millimeter precision. As a boundary mark back the highly viewable lower edge of the rear window is used. Rounder at Blazer Volant maneuver approach the two-ton truck with a target security at parking ticket machines, the smart drivers can turn pale with envy. a relatively small turning radius of 13 meters, depending on the Gasfußimpuls forcefully or softly acting V8 petrol engine, the comfortable three-speed automatic transmission and the amazingly hard gripping Brakes: This is also the typical American drive technology provides. And after each short maneuvers the gentle giant impatiently rocking slightly - as if to know when it finally goes on.
 
Good facilities and exorbitant consumption
 
On the highway, a travel speed of 130 km / h no problem, the 165 hp 5.7-liter engine then turns about 3000 / min. Of course, the Blazers like almost all Americans from the seventies must be held constant, slight steering movements on track. At the same time, the structure moves gently rocking in all directions, by which the driving stability hardly leidet.Man used to it and even ventures a sprint pace with 160. Then the faint hiss of the V8 engine transforms into a powerful hum, and the reverberant sounding road noise - mainly a whistling and howling - are increasing, but also confidence in the two leaf-sprung rigid axles. They harmonize excellently with indirectly working power steering, prevents the abrupt steering maneuvers to passenger safety effectively.

All these qualities Blazer and many others also discovered Autotester Fritz B. Busch. He called the off-Chevy already in the headline and in the opening credits of his car engine and sport contribution from 1976 a "luxury tractor for men that pipe smoking" - and valued him almost as high as the Jaguar E-Type. Both are cars, "do not let go of one". Busch on the Blazer: "The large-volume engine, the finger light power steering and the automatic transmission are preparing driving pleasure. It is enhanced by the superior sitting experience: High above the road overlooking the roofs of other cars you drift with Panrorama view then. Sitting behind a studded instrument board made false precious wood and puts his left arm casually on the window sill. "

The Cheyenne version also offers air conditioning, power windows, cruise control, a storage box between the seats and six round instruments that are embedded in matt polished aluminum and confront the driver with a peculiarity: the right of the speedometer is not a tachometer placed, but the large fuel gauge. It is just as important as on the A8 in the desert of Utah - the blazer swallows quite well. The pointer may slip after 400 km motionless in the red zone despite a 95-liter Tankvolu-mens. This in turn is very unpleasant. After pushing a proud Cheyenne can be reluctant.