Rear wheels can go down in history very soon. The car market is becoming smaller models with rear wheel drive. The reasons are many: the rear-wheel drive cars more expensive, harder to maintain, finally, they are harder to control on slippery roads.
And still have rear-wheel drive fans. If you are one of them, hurry up to buy a rear-drive sedan, while they are still available. The best of them in our review.
BMW 5 Series
The Bavarian automaker is slowly but surely coming to the displacement of its line of rear-wheel drive models. Today, many cars are equipped with four-wheel drive system xDrive, there is a front-wheel drive cars. And yet, the “five” until I lost the original back drive wheels.
Under the hood there is diesel and petrol engines to choose from, which develop from 184 to 462 BHP Power plant working together with 8 speed automatic transmission, a full or rear wheel drive. Starting is the Business version, which is equipped with 2-liter diesel engine and AWD system. The same package is available with 2-liter gasoline engine and rear-wheel drive.
Optionally, the list includes led fog lights, heated seats and steering, climate control, 17-inch alloy wheels and automatic tailgate drive.
The default model is equipped with a 2-liter 184-horsepower gasoline engine. For fans of fast drive is provided version with 4-liter twin-turbocharged V8 with an output of 563 HP and 750 Nm of torque. As transmission serves a 9-speed automatic transmission AMG Speedshift dual-clutch. Rear – wheel drive.
For the rear passengers provides for a package of enhanced security that includes side airbags for the outer rear seats for protection in a severe side collision.
In the power line is represented uncontested 3.6 liter aspirated V6, whose power is 335 HP as the transmission performs 10-step “automatic”. Drive goes to the rear wheels.
In the basic version, the sedan has an led optics system of the circular review, salon mirror, which can display a picture with the rear camera, the night vision system to recognize people. In more expensive version Platinum the list of equipment includes four-zone climate control, air ionizer, seats with upholstery in Nappa leather and a massage function and speaker system Bose Panaray loudspeakers 34 and a system of active suppression of noise in antiphase.
Last year dealers of Lexus started taking orders for the IS sedan, sales of which were suspended in 2016. The car is available with 2-liter turbo engine capacity of 245 HP and rear drive system.
The choice of buyers are offered four levels of equipment. In the base includes led headlights, with 10.3-inch screen infotainment system with navigation, climate control, and heated front seats, steering, mirrors and area janitors. For an additional fee, owners get leather interior, cruise control, dual-zone climate control, rain sensor, Parktronic in a circle.
From the engine range of the updated sedan has gone 6-cylinder units, replaced by a turbocharged 2.0-liter “four”. Today the range of available motors is a turbodiesel with 180 HP and two petrol supercharged units return 249 and 300 HP. Transmission: 8-band “automatic”, the default drive back, but for a fee you can get all-wheel drive system.
In the standard configuration the car is equipped with rear view camera and Parktronic in a circle, as well as 18-inch wheels and leather trim. As an option you can purchase a Pro Duo media Touch (as in an electric car I-Pace) and intelligent system Smart Setting, which automatically adjusts seat, mirrors and climate system.
One of the most anticipated products of the last year in 2 variants. Modification of the 2.0 T-GDI engine equipped with a Theta II with direct fuel injection and turbocharging. Power – 247 HP and maximum torque of 353 Nm. The motor provides acceleration to 100 km/h in 6 seconds. The car will be offered with both rear drive and all-wheel drive system.
V6 Lambda family has a working volume of 3.3 liters, fitted with direct fuel injection and twin turbo. Its power is 370 HP and maximum torque of 510 Nm. This option is the ultimately the newest can accelerate to 100 km/h in 4.9 seconds. All version models are equipped with 8-speed automatic transmission with manual shift mode, including with the help podrulevyh switches.