Audi A5 Sportback: μάπα το καρπούζι!

Είμαι λίγο εμπαθής με την Audi, το ξέρω, και κάθε φορά που κάνουν μία μαλακία γουστάρω να τους καρφώνω. Γιατί? Γιατί είναι τυχαίοι, χθεσινοί και το μόνο που ξέρουν είναι να φτιάχνουν μεγαλύτερα Golf. Δε λέω, γαμώ είναι το Golfaki, αλλά μην μπερδευόμαστε κιόλας.

Έτσι στο A5 Sportback οι Γερμανοί θεώρησαν πως για να το κάνουν πιο… σπορ, καλό θα ήταν να του “αφαιρέσουν” την ανάρτηση. Το αποτέλεσμα; Και κοπανάει, και δεν πατάει. Δεν το λέω εγώ…

Το (αγγλικό) Car γράφει:

What really upsets the apple cart is suspension which steadfastly refuses to settle. Thoroughly unresolved damping allows occupants to enjoy every road surface undulation and blemish in a manner which is entirely out of keeping with a car of this class. The Sportback will certainly thump along a motorway at 100mph with predictable insouciance, but proves unaccountably uncomfortable in most other environments.

και το (αγγλικό) Autocar (το ελληνικό πέθανε):

While the interior and exterior S-Line trimmings look great and add to the car, the S-Line suspension tuning has never been much loved, on UK roads at least. In previous incarnations, it has proved much too stiff and unyielding.

On the winding roads of Tuscany, the S-Line Sportback spent too much of the time simply drawing out the topography of the road surface. It followed nearly very undulation in the road’s surface, constantly, if gently, bobbing and dipping. In certain circumstances the body would also demonstrate slight corkscrewing tendencies.

I managed to find a few really badly broken roads which proved that S-Line suspension would likely be a nightmare in much of the UK.

A short drive in a two-wheel drive, normally suspended, 2.0 TFSI was even more alarmingly. Under hard acceleration, the steering would actually stiffen up to the point of freezing, and pushing into bends left the driver uneasy as the cornering force failed to build up in a linear manner. A noticeable degree of road-camber steer was evident, too.

Το καλύτερο όμως σχόλιο το κάνει ο Porter που πόσταρε ένα “διαφημιστικό” για το αυτοκίνητο:

Έτσι για να μην ξεχνιόμαστε…

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