Test Drive Land Rover Discovery 5
The family car should personify reliability, comfort, convenience, spaciousness, safety. If you have a wife, three children, a mother-in-law and a dog, then Land Rover Discovery 5 is perfect for you!
Discovery was once a best-selling Land Rover brand, and a lot has passed since then. In my student years, I had Disco, then this model still had a frame and participated in the rally "Camel Trophy". Discovery 5 became a frameless SUV. Carrying a Land Rover Discovery 5 is a powerful aluminum body.
By the way, automakers do not just go away from the frame cars and dependent suspensions. In everyday driving frame car rulitsya worse and causes discomfort in the corners. The frame is needed for trucking or for tough off-road training. But who will now buy a car for off-road, the cost of which starts from 3,780,000 rubles?
Ram was removed, and off-road performance remained. In Discovery, even thought up a place to install the winch! The car is equipped with a full transfer box with downshifts and an active, self-locking rear differential with electronic control.The unbiased electronics distributes the torque automatically to the wheels with the best grip. Moreover, the system All Terrain Response itself adjusts the settings of the transmission and electronics, depending on road conditions.
Thanks to the air suspension, you can increase the level of ground clearance to 283 mm, as well as overcome the ford to a depth of 900 mm. Serious indicator!
In Russia, the new Discovery comes with a 3.0-liter V6 engine - a diesel 249 ‑ strong (600 Nm) or a petrol power of 340 hp. (450 N · m). Acceleration to 100 km / h from a diesel engine in 8.1, from gasoline in 7.1 seconds. Consumption in the city, judging by the test - 10 liters and 16 liters, respectively.
This is probably one of the smoothest and quietest cars that I even tested. Air suspension Discovery 5 swallows absolutely all the bumps. Even in representative sedans there is no such smoothness as here. At Disco, you don't want to hurry anywhere.
In the cabin as in the house by the fireplace. Calm, light, clean, comfortable. Indescribable atmosphere of peace and security, not every car gives a feeling.
There is no fireplace, of course, but there is a refrigerator at hand of the driver-) There is no need to think in the cabin where to insert the wiring - there are 9 USB slots and 6 outlets.Probably a Guinness car record! -)
The interior has become more luxurious and much closer to the Range Rover. All three rows have heated seats, cup holders, USB connectors and 12 volt sockets. Front seats with massage function.
Discovery has great opportunities for entertainment. On board 10-inch high-resolution touch screen, as well as monitors for the rear passengers. You can even play the console. Do you need the Internet? No questions asked - the machine is able to distribute Wi-Fi on eight devices at the same time!
The trunk volume is 1231 liters and there is a picnic bench. By the way Discovery 5 seats can be folded in several ways: through the menu of the multimedia system, using the smartphone application and using the buttons in the trunk and doorways.