The Cadillac CT5-V Blackwing is a Brutal, Blissful Parting Gift (POV Drive Review)

Hey crew. I've got the key to this 22 Cadillac CT5-V Blackwing. We are going to take it for a drive but first let's check out how it looks on the inside and outside. The face of the Blackwing is all about functional ventilation for its 6.2-liter supercharged V8. So there's a black mesh grille, large corner inlets for those radiators.

Even the side vents are also functional. There's an extended front splitter here in carbon fiber as part of the Carbon Fiber 1 Pack. Tall daytime running lights on the side and full projector LED headlights. This color is called Shadow Metallic. It's delicious. It's like a sleet Blue Gray. Probably the one I would choose, would not choose those wheels though. These are the standard 19 inchers and there's too much chrome, this is old school Caddy. You can choose blacked out wheels or even better, bronze wheels. The brakes, calipers being painted in Bronze as an option. The brakes themselves are huge: 15.7" front rotors, 14.6 in the rear. They are Brembo irons, you can choose carbon ceramics. The tires: Michelin Pilot Sport 4 S, good rubber. 275 section front, 305 section rear. The profile, the size of the CT5-V is a wheelbase length in between the M3 and M5 so it's not quite as stately as the M5 but I like the cab rearward proportions. It just needs a better set of wheels, something to help complete that dark brooding aesthetic.

At the rear, a couple things stand out. We've got this extended carbon fiber rear spoiler with that Carbon Fiber 1 Pack. Artfully designed LED tail lights. A black gloss diffuser with quad blacked out exhaust ports. The rear end's probably not my favorite look but there is still muscle here. Yeah, just change out those wheels and I’m sold. Let's check out the interior. Opening up and looking inside. At the Jet Black perforated semi-aniline leather seating surfaces upgraded over the standard leather. With V badges on the seat backs, Red and White contrast stitching. Gloss carbon fiber on the doors with suede. This is all leather but this, that's hard plastic down there. AKG 15-speaker sound system as standard. Stepping inside. I can appreciate the carbon fiber backed sport buckets, that's an upgrade with the semi-aniline leather. This is my seating position at 6 feet tall. I have plenty of knee room. Foot pockets could be taller to slide my feet under.

Thigh support is good. My only real complaint. Yeah, it's headroom, my head is on the roof. It is a suede wrapped headliner, that's nice, but I want more head room at 6 feet tall. Giant drive shaft up here as well, so if you're sitting in the middle seat, you're probably gonna want to be around 5'7". Two air vents, one USB-C port means people are gonna be fighting over that and a DC socket. Armrest comes down, it's nicely padded with two cupholders. So yeah, the limitation is definitely headroom back here, not leg room. Let's see the front though. That's a well-built sound. Up front. We find a set of upgraded, power adjustable, well bolstered sport seats. With beautiful stitch details up high, pass-troughs for your racing harness. V badges on the headrests.

They're heated and ventilated chairs as standard with two position memory. Same gloss carbon and suede like the back seats. Window switches feel pretty good. Power folding door mirrors. Your trunk release button is here amidst some harder plastics. If you don't hit the button there or on the key fob, there's a handle release and a kick sensing function. 12 cubic feet of space is not bad for the segment and you can expand it with 60/40 split folding chairs. Storage on the right and under the floor. No spare tire. Got to kind of give the trunk lid the business when closing or it pops back up. Sliding in. Way easier to do than in the M3 Competition and M5 CS, I’ll tell you what. Pretty neat animation when you close up that driver door on the 10” infotainment and 12" digital gauge cluster, both are standard. As is the head-up display. The diameter of the wheel I think is just right, the right size and the thickness of the wrapping is also perfect for my large size hands.

Red center marker, gloss carbon fiber. Would be nice to see a flat bottom wheel but that's all right. The infotainment is also super responsive with wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. I don't like how these controllers look, just kind of tacked on there. Climate control settings are here, a lot of nice physical inputs. Wireless smartphone charging as standard. Beautiful carbon fiber on the center console, way better than gloss black. Leather wrapping for our 6-speed manual, you can choose a 10-speed auto but why would you? Cool shift pattern up top. Not much storage in the center console. Two USB ports and a DC socket there. Some carbon fiber on the passenger side and leather with stitching. The visibility is pretty good, there's sort of a narrow back glass and bigger C-pillar. Be thankful for the digital rear view mirror on this model. There's doming for the front two passengers so you can wear a helmet with plenty of headroom. This is a really nice cabin, especially considering most of this stuff apart from the upgraded seats, are standard.

But I’m ready to take it for a drive. All right, let's fire it up. Oh. It is a welcome noise. Not the dings from the car, I’m talking about the supercharged V8 in case that was unclear. We're going to be starting out in Sport drive mode and we set the mode here, just behind the manual gear lever. Now we have Sport, that's going to change up the digital gauge cluster, gives a bit more sporty of a theme. And performance traction management, which you control via this dial on the steering wheel. We're going to leave off for right now and so that's means traction control is fully on, just as we get warmed up with the car.

Move over and up to get to Reverse, that brings up a high resolution backup camera with lots of angles to choose from, no excuse for scraping wheels in the CT5-V Blackwing. I’m also going to, well, I’ve already activated the digital rear view mirror. Normal, digital. That's part of the parking package and it's a great feature, especially in an SUV.

In something like this, not super necessary but it does make sure that your visibility is ideal. So we'll back on out here, get off the gravel. But before we make much progress, how about a horn test? I promise we'll do a turning radius test at the bottom of this hill, horn test now. Totally fine, you know. Just, just an adequate horn. Get out of my way. Okay, I guess so. We'll also turn on RevMatch to start, we'll turn it off laver, later. And when the number is yellow, that means RevMatch is on. You don't need to do heel-toe downshifts to blip the throttle and smooth the transition between, between gears, the car will do it for you. Now let's get into this engine, shall we? 6.2 liter supercharged hand built V8. That makes 668 horsepower and 659 pound-feet of torque. It is only offered in rear drive, none of this all-wheel drive business. This is a rear drive sport sedan. You do have a choice of gear box however, we have the standard 6-speed manual from Tremec but you may choose a 10-speed automatic gearbox for an extra $3,000.

You should not do that because this manual gearbox is phenomenal. The throws are short, it notches neatly and communicatively between each gear. And you have the feature I’ve shown twice already: no lift shifting. Now I’m not going to have another straightaway for a while, so I won't get out of second gear most likely. But with no-lift shifting, you can keep your foot pinned to the throttle and as long as you're above, I think it's like 5500 RPM. You can keep your foot pinned, engage the clutch, move between gears. Not have to lift like you would in a standard manual gearbox. Not going to do it here because that's a lot of gravel on the road. There is a bunch of loose terrain on this road surface, so I’m going to keep it to sane levels of speed.

But that doesn't mean we can't sample what the Blackwing has to offer. Let's talk about the brakes next. Those Brembos: 6-piston front, 4-piston rear, they're irons. But honestly, for what we're doing today, that's all you're gonna need. If you do plan to track your Blackwing, which you probably should, it's worth it. You'll probably want to pay the $9,000 extra for the carbon ceramics, good lord. For the carbon ceramics. Having experienced those on track, I can tell you they're worth it. Not having the fade in braking performance is so essential for consistent performance, consistent lap times. But on a canyon road, doing fun stuff like this, these Brembo irons are more than up to the task.

The steering feel in Sport has just a bit of additional resistance over the Tour setting and I like it. it's not overly boosted or sorry, overly weighted. Whereas Track drive mode does overly weight the steering. Now, no one behind, we're just going to do a turning radius test here. And. Clear that barely. And just narrowly clear that, it's not as good of a turning radius as the M5 CS I had recently which has a longer wheelbase, so that's somewhat of a knock in terms of daily use of the Blackwing.

Now we're going to move into V mode. Hit just the V button on the steering wheel. Brings up all the settings that I have configured here. Including pretty much everything in the most aggressive setting: suspension, engine, braking. Performance traction management is in Sport so we've got a bit of play while not going all-in on the Race modes, especially on this surface here. And the steering feel, I actually left in the lightest setting in Tour because I feel like there's a little more transparency from the tires with the steering as light as it can be. And the steering feel in this car is excellent. It's not like Porsche or Ferrari levels of communication and precision, but it is very good for a sports sedan. That sound. It's deep, but it has different inflections. So much character. And so much speed. Loose gravel. Okay. So much speed is accessible in the Blackwing. So you really have to string it out for peak power, but peak torque is there as long as you're in remotely the right gear.

But honestly, the power is the only thing being channeled to the rear wheels that makes this feel less than perfectly controllable at speed. Because those Magne, I did lift right there, I’m so used to it. Those magnetorheological dampers. The Magnetic Ride Control, whatever they market it, are phenomenal. They keep the car so composed. And the body. You can, it feels like the smaller wheelbase that it is relative to something like an M5. It's more urgent, the turn in is sharper.

These Michelin Power Sports get some credit for excellent grip. But this is one hell of a sports sedan, guys. And I’m gonna give us a chance up here to do a launch control, assuming no one's around. Which it does look like I’m clear here. I'm gonna move the performance traction management to Race 1. And by doing that, I unlock the ability to do launch control, and launch control in a manual car seems kind of tough, but the way they do it is by going into first gear, I just hold in the clutch.

Then I can pin the throttle. It's going to hold me at 3,000. Let go. Oh, still struggling, struggling so much to put the power down. It's so much power to just the rear wheels. You understand why the Blackwing has trouble getting off the line. You understand why the 0-60 time, despite all the power, isn't as impressive as something like the M5 CS: its 3.4 second sprint according to Cadillac.

Is still incredible, but it's not gonna set any records there. I still love the fact that you can do launch control with a manual car. I am gonna turn off RevMatch downshifts now, do that for myself. And just describe how much pleasure I have with all of the inputs at my disposal. You have the car's careful manipulation. Knowing it's rear drive, knowing I’m now in Race 1. Very limited traction control interceding for me. Excellent steering, ridiculously good active dampers. They respond every 1000, or a thousand times a second. A thousand times a second. You need to be on your best behavior in something like this. But if you are, if you know what you're doing, good lord can it reward you. What a car. Words are escaping me at this very moment. And in its place is just pure driving pleasure. Mercy me. Now, having moved out of V mode into Tour drive mode. This is where the Blackwing seals the deal for me as. And I, I realize the gravity of what I’m about to say given all the sedans I drive.

The best driving sedan I have ever experienced. Full-on pause right there. Because what it balances as a ridiculously thrilling drive in the corners we were just attacking. With now in Tour drive mode, letting the MagneRide dampers absorb all of the road harshness of a road under construction while delivering sublime ride quality. Plus a very well insulated cabin. Sport seats that held me in place perfectly well, in the corners we just showed and now have turned into just these comfy chairs.

Pulling all that together into one car is so impressive. And it gets better. Because, when you think about the competition. So just under $85,000 to start. That's with the 6-speed manual, that's with all the power, that's with the MagneRide dampers. 668 horsepower, 0-60 in 3.4 seconds. Fuel economy: I didn't mention, it's terrible. 15 combined MPG. Top speed: didn't mention. Over 200 miles per hour. What can you get for that kind of money? I mean, I was just in the M5 CS and I understand, it's a bigger sedan. I understand, I just left the lane right there. It's a bigger sedan but its mission statement is similar in terms of just giving you the purest expression of the 5 Series. This is the purest expression of a Cadillac sedan. That one, at just under $143,000 to start. 627 horsepower. 0-60 in a really quick, because of its all-wheel drive system, 2.8 seconds.

All-wheel drive and having the automatic. Top speed: 190 miles per hour. That's. I mean, it looks way more special than this car, let's just put that out there. It looks way more special, the fit and finish is better, it's got more space in the back. I get it, right? But it doesn't, it doesn't excite you in the same way the Blackwing does. Speaking of excitement, here's another thing you could do with your money. You could go get a Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat Redeye. That thing looks like it's flexing all the time.

It starts about the same price, just under $85,000, it makes 797 horsepower. 0-60 is 3.5 seconds. Because it's also doing the rear drive thing but it does have an automatic. The top speed is 203 miles per hour. Another just bonkers sedan, I mean we are living in the, the pinnacle right before the sunset, of American V8 muscle cars. But it's not nearly as good to live with as the Blackwing. So that, that's it for me. The Blackwing may not look as special on the outside. It may not have the fit and finish of the M5. It may not be quite as quick in a straight line. But it gives the driver so much more for a whole lot less. This one as tested, just under a $100,000, come on. Guys, I hope you've enjoyed this POV drive review as much as I’ve enjoyed making it.

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BMW iX: BMWs brave new electric SUV

welcome to the pinnacle of bmw electric cars the bmw ix there's no number in that name because the company wants it to be designated the halo model for its range of battery vehicles and naturally it's a large super plush suv with long range options at the moment the top spec ix is the x drive 50 and that gets a range of 380 miles it will do naught to 62 in well under 5 seconds despite being of roughly planetary dimensions and it costs from around about 116 000 pounds however this is the xdrive 40 which is the more moderate model bmw reckons it's going to account for around about 70 of sales in the uk it will do 257 miles to a charge courtesy of its 71 kilowatt hour battery and it costs from a uh still quite pricey but more modest 76 000 pounds now those looks can be a bit deceptive often you're so hypnotized by the enormity of that grille that the real size of the car is easy to miss but for some context the ix is only 15 millimeters longer than the x5 despite having a 25 millimeter longer wheelbase but it is actually 37 millimeters narrower and 53 millimeters lower in fact that roof really is quite low by suv standards it's just really different and that's what i like about it yes it's clearly divisive and i didn't really like it when it was launched at all actually but i've got used to it and seeing it in the flesh i just like the fact that it is so different it might be one of those bmw designs that is so divisive that it actually ends up aging really well it just kind of seems really futuristic very cool and of course it's also very clever you've got the frameless doors here which are very nice and bmw has gone to some lengths to save weight um you can see all this carbon fiber here exposed carbon fiber which looks really cool this is a modified version of the bmw x5 platform but it's got this uh carbon fiber cage sort of sat on top so that's all very clever having said that this car still weighs like two and a half tons so it's not like it's that lightweight and let's not forget the grill the thing that has already basically broken the internet uh with people commenting on it do you know what yeah i'll give you that the grill really is quite odd that definitely is going to take some getting used to but maybe that's going to grow on us as well anyway before we have a look inside don't forget to like the video subscribe to the cargurus uk youtube channel and turn your notifications on of course so that you don't miss any of our videos having the dual electric motors and the cars axles mounted at the extremes of this platform means that you get lots more space in the ix than you do in other comparable sized suvs so leg and headroom are no issue at all although you might expect more foot space and there's no seven seat option either still to say it's comfy back there is an understatement the 500 liter boot is more than enough for most families but it is a bit disappointing by the standards of rivals like the audi e-tron never mind the roomier and more versatile tesla model x even the bmw x5 actually has a significantly bigger boot space if boot space is a bit disappointing well the dashboard certainly isn't this is pretty radical in here as well it must be said starting with a hexagonal wheel now i haven't driven the ix that much yet all i've done is maneuver it around and that felt fine but i have to say it is a bit peculiar the theory i think is that it means that you can't confuse whether it's straight ahead or not nonetheless we'll see what that's like out on the road it looks kind of cool doesn't it i have to say this screen looks fantastic in the scheme of big screens that have been tacked onto a dashboard i think this one looks really kind of architectural and lovely beautiful sort of single piece curved screen the screen doesn't respond as quickly actually as i would like it to but apart from that it does seem to be fairly easy to use so you've got a home button on the screen you've also got these shortcut buttons and the rotary controller down here and that helps you to sort of navigate it all it's got your apple carplay your android auto and all of that and i like the fact that it's very gently sort of facing towards the driver it feels very swish very lovely it's even got electric door releases here so there's no kind of big door handles although it has got the climate control uh in the touchscreen which is a bit of a pet-hated mine it doesn't disappear when you change your function and stuff so i don't mind that too much and it's quite nice and responsive that bit so that's okay i even quite like the sort of slightly over the top crystal finish on the rotary dial and the seats here this is optional though that that finish but it just looks lovely doesn't it and it actually works really well go for the more modest bmw ix40 model and you get kilowatt charging speeds which will still get you a 100 mile top up in around about 10 to 15 minutes go for the top spec 50 and that charging speed is up to 200 kilowatts which means you're going to get an even faster 100 mile top up of well under 10 minutes plug into a 350 kilowatt ultra rapid charger buy the car's ccs port and you'll have an 80 battery in around about 20 minutes plug into a 7 kilowatt home wall box and you'll have a full battery in some 16 hours in the big battery model or the smaller battery ix will take more like 11 hours bmw is aiming to offer something of the bmw x5's handling with this car but with the bmw x7s sort of ride comfort and sense of general you know over indulgence i think and they're not far off you know um our 40 test car is on 22-inch wheels so they're optional wheels and i'm not sure that that's doing it that many favors but even with those wheels on it it still rides really quite beautifully quite neat body control actually for a car of this size it does lean of course it does but it still feels quite sort of tucks into corners nicely there really is a really lovely balance of riding handling in this car in electric cars i think they're quite prone to you hear the suspension more because there's so little engine noise of course and actually there's not even any motor wine in this car the refinement generally is really lovely the steering is surprisingly quick it's quite darty feeling i think partly it's because obviously with this steering wheel i think bmw's trying to make it so that you don't often have to sort of let the steering wheel twirl through your hands loads of grip i don't know that that steering isn't a little bit too fast in some respects you get quite a bit of kickback sometimes over the uh from the road surface actually causing the steering wheel to sort of move a little bit in your hands i quite like that that actually makes it feel a slightly more tactile kind of more involving drive than you might expect brake regen is adaptive so you can have it in an auto setting and it judges when there's a junction up ahead or another car and it automatically increases the braking which in turn improves the efficiency on the car as well there's three different modes but it's easy just to leave it in adaptive we haven't spent that much time in the ix today it was showing us a range of 180 miles just over with 100 charge when we got into it and that was it when it was like just over freezing this morning i think that's probably quite realistic looking at the sort of efficiency we're getting from it our brief test drive in the ix wasn't really enough to get a very accurate gauge of real-world range in different situations but in cold weather and in fairly fast use you can expect to see around about 180 miles to a charge in summer temperatures and in slower use we'd expect to see this car get close to its claimed range since the efficiency does seem to be fairly good for such a big high performance suv if you do stick it in sport mode so you have got your sport modes down here you get your hand zimmer style audio going on sort of quite ghostly accompaniment to your to your drive which i quite like it's kind of a bit of fun isn't it i really like the fact that this system going back to the 8th gen i drive if you choose your different modes then the screen defaults to just a really nice background picture so it becomes more of a kind of art installation rather than a touchscreen system i think it's quite smart i would add that this system is all about personalization so you can change your pictures you can change all of those shortcuts on your home menu all of this stuff it's one of the things about it that is good but blimey you need to live with the car for a while to get used to it and to you know figure out how all the menus work in that respect it does take some getting used to the ipace is the more fun option it's got to be said as well model x is more practical and you get used to the superchargers it is a bit pricey especially next to bmw's own ix3 which let's face it actually does quite a similar job doesn't it in many respects and for a lot less cash i can see why you might go for one of the many other options that are out there for the price that the ix is asking the bmw ix is hard to justify by any objective measure there are other cars that do similar jobs for a lot less cash and there are other cars that go further to a charge but given the design of this car the interior luster and the way it drives it does feel like it is pushing the envelope in terms of the design of electric cars and it just feels like one of those models that's right at the vanguard of us transitioning to battery vehicles it is very much a want one car and it is a fantastic car to spend time in and to drive and if that is what you're after then the bmw ix promises to be one of the classiest electric cars out there head to cargurus.code uk for a whole host of fantastic used cars electric or otherwise and we will even tell you if it's a good deal or not [Music]

The 2023 Acura Integra Manual is a Swankier Civic Si (POV Drive Review)

Hey crew. I've got the key to that 23… don't mind the mangled hand. It's from all the manual labor I've been doing 'cause I'm so tough. 23 Acura Integra. We are gonna take it for a drive, but first let's check out how it looks on the inside and outside. Up front. We see Acura's Pentagon grille flowing out from that Acura badge. We've got a black insert for the grille and for the lower air dam sending cool air into that intercooler. This one is painted in Platinum Pearl effect. See that metallic flake on the paint surface. There are standard LED headlights and LED DRLs. Integra is embossed there just below the headlight, that's cool. Functional corner vents are here sending cool air to the brakes and tires. In profile, the A-Spec model gets a set of 18” dark gray painted wheels and it could be the color, could be the design, either way it doesn't do anything for me.

They're wrapped in Continental ProContact 235 section front and rear tires. There's an A-Spec badge here. Body color matching door mirrors. Get a sharp character crease up to that Liftback design. And stepping back to look at the profile, the Integra's very subtle slope to the roof line gives it a coupe-esque design with a chunkier rear end. At the back is a pair of LED taillights and you get a body color matching lip spoiler as standard. This one has the Black package so it's blacked out, along with the lower diffuser working around two chrome exhaust finishers. All told, the Integra design is definitely more handsome and mature then the Civic SI upon which it's based. I just wouldn't go so far as call it sexy. Let's look at the interior though. Opening up and looking inside at this red leatherette interior. On the doors: hard plastic up high, in the middle and down low. You have this patch of leatherette here, padded armrest. Getting inside, taller folks wanna watch their heads for the sloped roof line, but it's not too bad.

Behind my own seat at 6 feet tall, I've got plenty of knee room. I like that the back of the seat is in leatherette. Foot pockets are big to slide my feet under. The floor's a little high so my knees are pitched up in an angle, but the real issue is head room. Here I am at 6 feet tall, my head is pressed against the roof. Neck is forward, so I can't get back to those headrest, and even if I slide forward, it still doesn't really remedy the situation. So, taller folks, not gonna find room in the back.

Furthermore, no air vents, just like the Civic SI. In a luxury vehicle. That's kind of odd. Two USB ports though. If I can't fit in the side seats, I'm not gonna fit in the middle seat. If there isn't a passenger there, you do have an armrest that comes down, padded with two cup holders. Just not really in love with the back of the Integra.

Let's look at the front. Let's hear that door close noise. Uh, not the most solid thud. Moving to the hatchback, which you can only open manually. We find a big distinction for the Integra compared to rivals because not only do we have segment leading 24 cubic feet of space, but this Liftback design gives us a nice big opening for easier cargo loading. There is a high lip here to get your cargo in. Fortunately, you can expand your cargo space by folding those rear seats 60/40. Moving to the front now. We find some attractive sport bucket seats with suede inserts, they're heated up here. 12-way power adjustments for the driver. 4-way for the front passenger. You get a power opening sunroof. With the three pedal set up, it means we have both the A-Spec and Tech packages. Get this aluminum A-Spec tread plate. The front doors have injection molding up high. Otherwise, the materials on the door are the same as the second row. One-touch up-down windows in the front too. Power adjusting, not power folding door mirrors. There's an ELS Studio 3D 16-speaker sound system, fantastic system.

Two position memory for the front seats. Moving inside. Get a little animation on the 10.2” digital instrument cluster. You get a head-up display with the Tech package. 9” touchscreen infotainment is an upgrade over the standard 7” display and it has Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, both of which are wireless with the 9” display. They're wired with the 7” display. Though the colors and graphics of the standard screen aren't amazing, the layout is intuitive and it's responsive. There's a physical Home, Back, volume knob and tuner selection as well. Then you get this meshed insert for the air vents that's taken straight out of the Civic SI except it stops here. Doesn't continue all across the passenger side. Instead, you get this knurled finished trim piece that looks okay, but feels kind of cheap. There are knurled dials for your climate control settings. Wireless smartphone charging pad with the Tech pack. USB-A and C port and a DC outlet. Tons of gloss black here.

The placement is poor because you're touching this all the time. Your keys are scraping against it. It's gonna smudge and scratch and collect dust really easily. The 6-speed manual looks and feels great in the hands with aluminum topping and then leather wrapping and leather shift boot with red contrast stitching. Drive mode selection's here. Your e-brake, your Brake Hold. Large opening for two cup holders. In the console there's deep storage, on top it's padded. For the driver, we get a leather-wrapped steering wheel that's an ideal diameter and thickness. Feels great in the hands with the red contrast stitching. Visibility in this cabin is good. There is a blind spot at that back pillar, but those little windows do help and you have standard blind spot monitoring with rear cross traffic. The biggest upgrade to this cabin versus the Civic SI it's gonna be the seats and the Liftback design for practicality. Let's see how the Integra drives now. All right, let's fire it up. Now, every time you start the car, you could sit through the entire welcome animation on the infotainment, but if you need to get somewhere quickly, and you wanna show that backup camera immediately, just go into Reverse and it stops the whole sequence so you can see the pretty high resolution camera.

I love this super wide view. It's perfect for backing into parking spaces when you've got someone to your left and right. You can see around them. Then we have a more traditional backup view. Trajectory lines, and an overhead view as well. Drive mode: We're gonna begin in, just go back to Neutral so I can show it on the infotainment. We're gonna be in Normal, just Normal to start things off. Release the e-brake here. Over and down for Reverse and let's scoot.

As usual, we'll begin with a turning radius test. See how the Integra does. Fully cranked. That's pretty good. Not amazing among compact vehicles. Let's listen to that turn signal sound. It's like a very small animal knocking on your door. And what about the world-famous horn test? Hey, not too shabby. That's a horn that wants you to hear it. Now let's talk about the powertrain, but before I do, let's just get this out there. The Acura Integra is based on the same platform. Has the same engine, same transmission options as the Honda Civic SI. That's not really breaking with tradition here because when it was the Honda Integra before it was the Acura RSX, this vehicle was always just based on a Honda, just nicer. So we have the 1.5-Liter turbocharged 4-cylinder that makes 200 horsepower and 192 pound-feet of torque. It is connected to a 6-speed manual or a CVT transmission. You can only get the manual in this top A-Spec/Tech package trim. Otherwise, you're stuck with the CVT. Whichever you choose, it's sending power to the front wheels only.

Now, all the Integras competitors are offered with an all-wheel drive system so this kind of stands out, but this also stands out as being the only one with a hatchback, a Liftback design. If you do go with the manual, you not only get the standard MacPherson strut front suspension and multilink rear, you also get adaptive dampers. And that, you cannot get on a Civic SI and it does make a difference in terms of the ride quality, so we'll go over some bumps here. So the ride is still a bit bouncy, but those adaptive dampers do a superb job suppressing the imperfections in the road. And so it turns this vehicle with the extremely comfortable front seats and with those adaptive dampers into a much more amenable daily driver than the Civic SI.

And this gearbox is extremely easy to operate. The throws are short and very, uh, communicative as they engage each gear. Clutch pickup is easy to feel that engagement point. The throttle response here in Normal is very progressive. And the brake pedal feel is easy to modulate. But with that said, is the Integra quick to 60 miles per hour? Let's find out. So from the Sport drive mode and with my race box set up here to time us. I'm gonna try to get this as efficient and quick as possible. Build up the revs just a little bit. A little tire spin there. Two shifts and we're at 60 in 7.8 seconds. Definitely could have done that launch better without tire spin. We are on a slight uphill grade here. Car and Driver got the Integra to 60 in 7 seconds flat so you can see I'm eight tenths off of that, but that's about as quick as you can expect the Integra to get to 60: 7 seconds. And the biggest reason for that is what you might call rev hang.

So, I'll go to third actually. From third, I'm gonna go quick to fourth and you saw what happened there on the tachometer. It just like pulled up the revs and they just slowly came back down as we engaged fourth gear. The transmission doesn't want to be rushed. It's like forcing you to just take a chill pill, slow on down. And so that means that the Integra is not gonna be the quickest 0-60 car. Doesn't mean it's not a great gearbox. It's just not the best off the line. We do have the RevMatch feature turned on. So if I wanted to go down a gear, I don't have to blip the throttle, it does that for me. But you can turn that off not easily I might add. You have to go into the system when you're fully stopped with the e-brake up to then turn that on and off.

Why is that not just a button you can toggle on and off so if you're just city driving, you can have it on, but if you want to have some fun, you can just turn off. Too many settings for that. If we're just chilling, cruising in the Integra. There's a fair amount of road noise for what Acura wants to be a luxury product on par with BMWs, Mercedes Benzes and Audis. I'm getting more wind and tire noise in this car than I would in the competitors. Still a comfortable ride, still cruises well. You don't have a droning exhaust. But the cabin isn't as well insulated.

Now for a braking test from around 60. I liked that. The pedal felt really resistant and confident as I pushed on it. The stopping distance wasn't ultra short, but it was very stable under that hard braking. So I feel like when we get into a performance environment, which is up next, the Integra is gonna hold its own. Let's hop over to it. But before we get into that, let's turn off RevMatch downshifting. As I said, you have to be fully stopped with e-brake engaged to illuminate the vehicle settings option. And then from here, we go into a driver assist setup, scroll all the way down, hit the RevMatch system. Turn it off. And now the system's off. We're gonna stay in this Sport drive mode where the suspension is firmest and we have a bit of extra weight to the steering, which is nicely balanced. And the immediacy of the turn in makes the Integra feel so light and tossable. Power up this hill isn't incredible.

Not surging, but it's good enough, especially above 3,500 RPM. The chassis is well tuned. The brakes on the downhill still have that nice bite and scrub speed well. I do retain the same complaint I had with the Civic SI in that the brake and throttle are a little far apart, so you have to bring your foot over a lot to blip the throttle on downshifts. But one thing I did praise in the Civic SI that I will gladly do so again here in the Integra is the helical limited slip differential in the front. So we're not wasting power to the inner wheel and instead, getting it to the ground.

And that's a huge difference here versus that Camry TRD I drove recently, and that was my big complaint. Where's the limited slip diff? And so, even though this is a front wheel drive platform, you can have a really good time behind the wheel. I would argue even better then you can in some of its front drive based all-wheel drive system competitors. Come on, a manual in this segment. Thank you, Acura. Know you will not win any drag races, but you will still have a huge smile on your face driving this Integra.

That's what this car brings to the segment and we should talk a little about this segment now. Before I do that, let's go into the Individual drive mode, which is unlocked in this top tier trim of the Integra. It gives you calibration for the steering feel, the suspension tuning, the throttle response, all that good stuff. The starting figure for this car is a very attractive, just under $32,000. But as I said, you have to go top trim if you want the manual gearbox so then you're looking at $36,700 or $800. This one as tested with the Platinum White paint job and the black exterior accents is $38,700. The fuel economy I did not yet mention.

Is 26 in the city, 36 on the highway and 30 combined. That is good for this segment. Vehicles you might consider: the 23 Audi A3 that starts at about 36 grand. That vehicle makes 201 horsepower, a whopping 1 horsepower more than this car, but it does get to 60 quicker in 6.2 seconds. The fuel economy is a little better at 32 combined and the cargo space is nowhere near as good, it's like 11 cubic feet. Then there's the BMW 228i Gran Coupe. That one is 36, like $36,600 to start. It makes 228 horsepower. It gets to 60 in 5.1 seconds, it's the quickest in the segment. The fuel economy is 28 combined and the cargo space is 15 cubic feet. Then we have the Mercedes-Benz CLA 250. That one's the most expensive at $39,200. It makes 221 horsepower. It gets to 60 in 5.6 seconds. The fuel economy is 28 combined and the cargo space I cannot remember. It's just not as good as this car. Things I think the Integra does well: the only one with a manual gearbox.

It's just another level of engagement that you have in this car that you don't have in the competitors. And the practicality, having the Liftback design gives you so many more options for cargo storage. It, it really matters in a vehicle of this size. Things it needs to improve upon: How about some rear air vents? Like seriously, the, the back seat doesn't have, apart from a couple USB port, it doesn't really have any niceties. Climate control would be amazing, but come on, just air vents at least would be, would be great and the, and the head room back there is not amazing. This styling isn't screaming luxury to me, it does look good for most angles, but it doesn't quite look as posh as some of its competitors. Available all-wheel drive, maybe with that CVT would be nice and cabin insulation just isn't on par with the vehicles I mentioned.

But actually, my biggest knock on the Integra it's not that it isn't as luxurious as its competitors, 'cause this is not a perfect segment. It's rather that the Honda Civic SI even exists. Because for $28,000, you get the same driving dynamics. The same engine, the same gear box, the same limited slip differential. All you're missing out on is Acura's flavor of design, these extra comfy seats and the Liftback design. That's it. So for those folks who aren't obsessed with the idea of a luxury compact/subcompact sedanish thing, you're probably gonna be satisfied with the Civic SI. And those folks who are more consumed with the idea of driving a thoroughbred luxury product, the Integra might not have enough luxury in it to satiate.

So it's an odd in-betweener, but it's here. And it means that in the luxury space or premium space, whatever you wanna call it. In that space, you can have Civic SI-like driving, which is very, very good, for less money than its main rivals. I hope you guys have enjoyed this POV drive review. If you did, please like, comment and share the video.

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The 2022 Cadillac Escalade Diesel is Bold American Luxury that’s Better with a V8 (POV Drive Review)

Hey crew. I've got the key to that 22 Cadillac Escalade Premium Luxury. We are going to take it for a drive, but first let's check out how it looks on the inside and outside. The Escalade got a new generation for 21 so exterior changes for 22 are pretty much nonexistent. All Escalades get this massive grille, but there are three different insert options. I prefer the Sport grades blacked-out look. There are LED headlights and daytime running lights, little Cadillac signature there. These vertical LED light blades for your daytime running lights. This one is painted in Mahogany Metallic.

Said another way: it's brown, but you get close and you got that metallic flake and a little reddish undertone. I like the color, I don't know if I'd be bold enough to choose it for myself, but respect to those who do go this way. Brown SUV's. You just don't see many of them. In profile, all Escalades ride on 22" wheels. These are not my favorite of the available designs, a little polished-chromey. They're wrapped in Bridgestone all-season tires, 275 section front and rear. You have a fixed running board, it does not deploy, that's an option. Body color matching door mirrors, integrated turn signals. Some polished chrome on the top of the door handles. Polished chrome for the roof rails and a bright chrome for that C-pillar accent.

Stepping back to look at the profile, this thing is huge and the wheelbase was extended 4.9" for this new generation Escalade. As we make the long journey to the back, we're going to find a pair of LED light bars, kind of matching that vertical blade design of the daytime running lights. Get your Cadillac chevron logo there amidst a spanning bright chrome piece. Escalade 600D badging. The D stands for diesel, we have that engine. Two chrome exhaust finishers and then that cap is on the trailer hitch. We can tow 7,800 pounds with the four-wheel drive version of the Escalade Diesel that we have here. All in all, the design is big. This is like the rolling embodiment of the American success story. And though I'd choose one of the Sport grades, I still appreciate the fanfare.

Let's look at the interior. Opening up and looking inside. At this Parchment on Black interior combination with perforated Moolah leather seats for the first and second rows, but then leatherette for the third row. Heating for these two captains chairs, stitched leather at up here on the door panel. Gloss wood trim inserts, leather here for the armrest. Sparkly black insert there. One touch up-down windows and then an AKG 19 speaker sound system on Premium Luxury. One warning about getting a color this light: The floor mats get dirty so easily. You'll be cleaning them very often. To get into the third row, you could easily, of course, walk through the aisle between the captains chairs or pull this tab once to fold it down and again to pop it up and very far away.

You've got a grab handle to make walking back a breeze. And sitting behind my own seat at 6 feet tall, paralleled with the passenger side, and then where I'd be comfortable in the second row. Look at that knee room. That's great for a three-row SUV. Good foot pocket to slide my feet under and then of course, the alley of the captain's chairs. I do have headroom as well. And back here, I've got a cupholder, a little storage cubby. Padded armrest, and a USB-C port. Now, to get out, I press this button to fold down this seat and then pull this tab to lift it up and away.

Here's your look at the second row in that same seating position, I've got enough knee room, foot pocket room, and thigh support. If I didn't have someone behind me, I pull this bar and really stretch out. There's always headroom as well. Third zone of climate in Premium Luxury, press this and two cupholders deploy. Two USB-C ports and an AC outlet are there. Let's check out the front. The door closes with an assuring thud. Up front. We find heated and ventilated chairs with power adjustments, 4-way lumbar and speakers integrated within the headrest. There's a standard panoramic glass.

Four one touch windows, power folding and power adjusting door mirrors. To deploy the trunk, press on that circular button there or we go to the back to pop just this back glass if we want to for easy access. Then you can press the Cadillac logo to open up the tailgate fully. Inside we find segment-leading 26 cubic feet of space behind the third row. There's some shallow storage under the floor. You get an AC outlet there. You can press these two buttons to power fold or power raise the third row, press these two to power fold the second row. When you do that, you'll find 109 cubic feet of space. We have a power close, but not a power close and lock feature on the tailgate. Easy to hop up and in with that running board. And I will turn on the vehicle so we can illuminate this 38"-across OLED display that's made up of a 7.2" screen here, a 14.2" digital gauge cluster and then a 16.9" display that's responsive, the icons are easy to move around. You get wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. Below the screen is gloss wood trim, above it is injection molding with white contrast stitching.

There's a head-up display and heated, leather-wrapped steering wheel. This wheel is the ideal size and thickness. Driving assistance features here on the left, media settings off to the right. Hit this button to activate the Super Cruise system when allowed and that's what shows up on this light bar here. The center console is super wide. Ahead of it, you've got some HVAC buttons. Press down here for two cupholders and two USB ports. Kind of a cheaper feel to the gear selector and dial for your infotainment. Below the leather-topped console, we find an organizer you can remove for deeper storage. There are two USB ports. This is a wireless smartphone charging slot. Visibility is, well, out the back it's not so great with the headrest up. Fortunately, there is a digital rear view mirror to cut through the clutter and we have standard blind spot monitoring with rear cross traffic. It's an exclusive feeling cabin, very spacious. Let's take this Diesel Escalade it for a drive.

All right, let's fire it up. A lot of ignition noise and then the chimes take over. Do we like the chimes? I think they're a little loud. Our 38" OLED is here. Ready to go. And on the gauge cluster, I'm going to display that we are starting in a Tour drive mode. Then we'll flip up the digital rear view mirror so it's projecting and press forward on the gear selector to go into Reverse to bring up lots of camera angles, all high resolution on our 16.9" screen here. You've got an overhead projection, always fun. Not as high resolution of a 3D image as those from BMW and Mercedes though. You can also look at the front. And let's back on out of here. You did get trajectory lines up front, that's interesting. I don't think I've seen that much. And you didn't hear the turbo-6 much upon startup beyond the ignition. But even just low speed cruising through a parking lot, it does make its way a little into the cabin.

We will do our turning radius test later, but we can start with a horn test right now. Loud enough. That is for sure. Not terribly refined, much like the truckish engine we have here. 3.0-Liter turbo diesel inline-6. 277 horsepower, 460 pound-feet of torque. For reference, that horsepower figure is down quite a bit to the standard V8 engines' 420, but the torque figure is the exact same. Now why do I say this turbo diesel is truckish? Well that's because turbo diesels are used in a lot of trucks. And I mean, to be fair, the Escalade is a truck. It's a body-on-frame SUV. And the reason diesels are used in trucks is because they provide tons of low-end grunt, very important for towing and hauling because you need to get momentum quickly. And so the 460 pound-feet available in the Escalade Duramax Diesel is not the same distribution of torque as you get in the V8, it's all really low down.

And that helps it give pretty excellent tow ratings despite having that power deficit. So it's down 200 pounds, 7,800 pounds of towing to the V8. But you still have plenty of low-end grunt and excellent fuel economy. Just look at this, hang on. I got to change up our display here so we can actually be looking at augmented reality of the ocean as we're driving by the ocean. The fuel economy is great. 22 combined from 20 city and 26 highway in the four-wheel drive version. It's actually 23 combined in the rear drive version and that's a huge step over, step-up over the 17 combined from the V8 in rear drive and 16 combined in four-wheel drive.

It's about time for our turning radius test. Cranked. A wide, wide arc. And then you heard the turbo-6 at full tilt there. Got the clatter of the diesel. But then when cruising, it becomes near silent and the 10-speed is so smooth at working through the gears. And for a body-on-frame SUV, especially one without air suspension, this ride quality is stellar. Let's see how quick we can get to 60. And to do that, I'm going to make sure that we have the Start-Stop turned off.

I've got my race box set up here, and then we're now in Sport drive mode. Brake boost a little and then off the line. We'll get there eventually. There it is: 8.5 seconds. I shouldn't have to tell you, that's not fast. That's over 2 seconds, like 2.5 seconds slower than the 6.2 liter V8. And therefore, let's keep something in mind with the Diesel.

Though you get that low-end, I would say the 0-30 there was quick. 30-60, you just, you're like strapped in for a longish ride there. This is not going to set your hair on fire with acceleration, and it's not going to sound as good. Yet again, the soundtrack is not music to anyone's ears. As mid ranges go. Put it in Low so I can use these paddles. And the shifts are predictably sluggish. You'll get there. The speeds will build. But particularly on an uphill, they're not going to build that quickly. Look, the, the Escalade Diesel is not a top speed warrior and it's louder around town. But if you think you're going to use this truck a lot. A lot, a lot. Hello, 488. Then the fuel economy will be a huge piece and it may be worth getting this engine to you. I don't think I'd choose it. I think I would stick with the V8. I'd put up with the kind of atrocious, atrocious fuel economy for one: really good mid range.

Two: just a great soundtrack and a, and a soundtrack that I think suits the Escalade much more than diesel clatter. It's the day of Ferrari's. It is a supremely comfortable ride. The seats are supportive. There's not quite as much bolstering as I would like so you do slop in these leather seats over the borders. The suspension, as I said, the dampers do a great job absorbing the road imperfections. There's not a ton of wind noise at speed for three-row, big boxy luxury SUV. I think we've been in Sport this whole time, so I don't really need to change anything as we prepare for a handling test. I'm gonna get up to speed. Clamp on the brakes. A lot of nose dive, but it did stop us and then. Oh, we've got the traction control system cutting out the power, wondering what's going on because I'm kind of floored right now. And then it yield it.

All right, so at the speeds I was able to do without traction control cutting out power, it's going to give you the confidence that in emergency situations, coming to a full stop is just fine. The pedal is stiff though. So in modulating every day, you're going to have to use more of your leg strength than you would otherwise expect in a non-6,000 pound SUV. So just be prepared for that if you're coming out of a sedan or a body, or a unibody SUV. And we do have these Super Cruise system, a $2,500 option, plus a $25 a month subscription so let's use that. So we'll activate it here with this button. The green bar means we're good to go, I can take my hands off the wheel. And it will stay perfectly in the center of the lane. If I want to change lanes, I can just indicate in that direction. If there is an opening, it will do it. What's great about the system as well is if you set the cruise control to be higher than the speed the vehicle in front of you is allowing, it will look for a lane opening to your left and make the pass of the car that's slowing you down.

As long as the route, the highway route is mapped within Cadillac's cloud server, then Super Cruise is permitted and I've found it works on a lot of highways, most of the highways that I've encountered. Now, if Super Cruise is ever not available, if it didn't have the route mapped or if it can't find the lane markings, then it will warn you that you need to take over with flashing red lights. And you do need to take over promptly, because if you don't, see what we're doing here. Have the opening, change the lane. See, right there, the flashing red lights. If you don't take over pretty quickly after it flashes the red lights, then it will lock you out of the system.

And then you have to wait until you've turned off the vehicle and turn it back on before Super Cruise is available yet again. Here it says it's good to go so I reactivated it, and we're Super Cruising. It's slowing for the curve, not just because we're catching up to a vehicle and then it's navigating that curve just as well as I would. Okay, maybe I wouldn't have floated over that far into the lane. Super Cruise, what are you doing? The starting figure for the 22 Cadillac Escalade whether you choose the Diesel or the V8 is going to be $77,480. The Premium Luxury trim, the one we have here, starts at $86,000. And this one as equipped with Super Cruise and the paint job is $92,000. Compare that to the cross town rival, 22 Lincoln Navigator. It starts at about $76,000. Makes 440 horsepower, so more even than the V8 version of the Escalade. Gets to 60 in a segment quickest 5.2 seconds. Fuel economy, pretty good for that power and that acceleration at 18 combined. Then there is the Jeep Grand Wagoneer, another American-made three-row SUV. That one starts at $89,000. It does make 471 horsepower, best in the segment.

Quick acceleration at 5.4 seconds. Segment leading cargo space at a total of 117 cubic feet. And in my opinion, the nicest interior in this segment. And then finally, if you want to throw in a British unibody, luxury, off-road capable SUV you've got the 22 Land Rover Range Rover, and I have not driven the latest Range Rover. I have driven the predecessor and that is an exquisitely comfortable, quiet SUV.

Plenty of power, 395 horsepower in the latest version, 0-60 in 5.9 seconds would tie the V8 version of the Escalade. Fuel economy of 20 combined MPG is great. And it looks stellar. For my money, not having driven the latest Land Rover, I would choose the Escalade. I wouldn't get the Premium Luxury, I'd get Premium Sport with the blacked out grille and the blacked out details. Still got a really nice interior, that 38" OLED display. Great ride quality. I would choose the V8. I would give up the Diesel's best in segment fuel economy for that soundtrack, for that performance and for more of that American luxury character. I hope you guys have enjoyed this POV drive review. If you did, please like, comment and share the video.

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BMW 1 Serie (F20/F21) aankoopadvies

This is the BMW 1 Series with codename F20 for
the 5-door version and F21 for the 3-door version. The successor is already waiting backstage. It'll have front-wheel drive. This one still
has rear-wheel drive, as a BMW should have. Buyers apparently don't care. The styling shows it too. It has a long nose and short overhang,
hinting at rear-wheel drive. You can discuss how important front
or rear-wheel drive is for the modal driver. Car enthusiasts like myself
prefer the option for rear-wheel drive. This generation 1 Series was introduced in 2011. We expect it to be discharged this year
or early next year, so 2018/2019. There has always been a wide choice in engines,
from not-that-much horsepower up to nice 6-cylinder engines
with a maximum of 335 hp. Those 6-cylinder engines, the M135i and M140i,
are beyond the scope of this video. Of course, the general points
are applicable to these cars as well. There still is a wide range
in gasoline and diesel engines. You get to choose from an automatic or manual
transmission, all-wheel drive or rear-wheel drive.

gasoline, diesel The looks of this generation
1 Series was controversial. The headlights are pronounced.
Not everyone thinks they're pretty. This is why BMW did a rigorous facelift
rather early in the lifecycle, in 2015. It got different headlights and taillights. The other changes are less obvious,
but it made the car look different. Over 800 1 Series are for sale
on AutoTrack. It's a popular car. It's not the cheapest choice in its class, though. Prices range from 10,000 to 60,000 euros. 60,000 euros buys you a new or almost-new M140i. PRICES
minimum, maximum The rivals. If you want rear-wheel drive:
this is the only hatchback with rear-wheel drive. Only at BMW, of course. A 2 Series coupe convertible
has a different body on the same platform. Or a 3 Series. Mercedes starts
at the C-Class with rear-wheel drive. Alfa Romeo starts at the Giulia;
the Giulietta has front-wheel drive. Looking at hatchback rivals…

The Audi A3, Mercedes A-Class, and Volvo V40
are the most important rivals in the Netherlands. Maybe you can include the Volkswagen Golf as well. The 1 Series is well-built. There are
no major complaints for this generation. There are a number of things to
watch out for with the body and interior. Interesting is corrosion on the seat frames. Mainly the first model years. This is cosmetic,
but it can rust through when left untreated. I have yet to see it happen, but it's something
to look at and maybe do some work. A 1 Series is liable to leaks. The vent openings… Leaves can clog things up
at the windshield wipers and water gets in. The left door can leak as well. Water can get through the foil. The foil
comes loose and the interior gets moist. You'll only notice when it starts smelling moldy. Another thing is rear-wheel drive.
It has its advantages. The longitudinal engine
makes for a big turning angle. The wheels can turn left and right a long way. It has a short turning radius and it's easy to park.

There's also a disadvantage: a drive shaft goes
all the way to the rear, through the interior. It's not the most roomy interior in its class. On the other hand, you don't
buy these cars for the room. It may not be a problem,
but it's something to keep in mind. The suspension. The tires, for example. Especially the faster versions… This is a rear-wheel drive car,
so the rear tires wear as well as the front tires.

They wear faster under a front-wheel drive car. The front wheels of a modern car
work harder when braking and steering. Check for uneven wear or strange things. These cars need decent tires. They often have run-flat tires
because there's no spare tire. When you have a puncture with a run-flat tire,
you can still drive a short distance. Check what tires have been installed. There are whole discussions about which is better. That's for you to decide. The adaptive suspension can give an error. This is often caused by a loose plug. That's easy to fix. Power steering can stop working. That's annoying. Fortunately,
it doesn't happen often. There are a number of things to
watch out for with the powertrain. The gasoline engines have direct injection. These engines are prone to dirty inlets. The exhaust tips will go black with soot. The car can loose power, among other things. The intake manifold may need cleaning
with walnut shells or special liquids. The N47 diesel engine has a timing chain. BMW has been using it since 2009. It can stretch. This causes all kinds of problems. The engine was used until mid 2015.

You can't easily replace the chain.
It's at the rear of the engine. You'll hear a rattling sound from
the rear of the engine on a cold start. You can hear it best when sitting
next to the car at the windshield. The car may have an irregular idle as well.
The problem is worse then. The chain can break. This can cause a lot of
engine damage, so it's something to watch out for. There's only one more engine thing to watch out for. If you studied the engine list…
You probably didn't care.

You see a leap between the 118i and 120i or 116i. The later 118i has 134 hp
of what used to be 168 hp. That's a big difference. Check what type of engine the car has. The automatic transmission
is also something to watch out for. A general point in these videos:
manufacturers say you don't need to flush it. However, it can help high-mileage cars
to prevent or solve problems. If you hear a whining sound from
the automatic transmission, mainly in reverse, the transmission is dying. The only solution is a new transmission. Fortunately it's rare.
They're rather bullet-proof, but still. When you put it in reverse during
a test drive and it makes a strange sound, you know what could be wrong
or why that car is so cheap. We found this car at Breeman,
a BMW dealer in Rotterdam. It's a pretty Shadow Edition with an M Package. It still has 24 months of BMW Premium Selection
warranty, so you can drive it without worries. THIS CAR If you're looking for a second-hand car and want
our help, or if your company has a nice car for sale of which we may shoot a video,
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2019 Acura #ILX (Premium A-Spec): REVIEW

We are very excited to be showing you
the new 2019 ILX, Acura's luxury compact sedan. The ILX last had a facelift in
2016 so this latest refresh definitely takes it to another level. So, what's new
exactly? Well, quite a bit. The new ILX has a new grille, Jewel Eye LED headlights,
LED tail lights, new wheels and new seats with driver lumbar support. We'll get
into all of that in just a bit.

Here in Canada we get four trims: the ILX, Premium, Premium A-Spec, and Tech A-Spec. This is the Premium A-spec. Keep
watching for an overview and don't forget to subscribe to see more videos
like this from Canada's Largest Automotive Group. The ILX has a 2.4 litre
inline-four mated to a quick shifting 8-speed
dual-clutch transmission. This front- wheel drive sedan makes 201 horsepower
and 180 pound feet of torque. The ILX also gets great fuel economy numbers as
well. It gets 9.9L/100KM city, 7.0L/100KM highway, and 8.6L/100KM combined. You can tell right away that the ILX has a new
exterior design that conveys just how spirited this vehicle is. It's wide,
aggressive, and low. And, it even looks lower in the rear because the license
plate has been dropped from the trunk to the bumper. This ILX in Platinum White
Pearl has Acura's Diamond Pentagon Grille and Jewel Eye LED headlights up front. You can also add the optional Aero Kit for A-spec exterior details.

Premium A-spec has 18-inch Shark Gray wheels. Moving around to the rear,
this also has LED tail lights and a sporty diffuser. On the inside is an ebony leather interior with Ultrasuede inserts and contrast stitching and
piping. The driver's seat is 10-way power adjustable with lumbar support and the
passenger seat is four-way power adjustable. These are really comfortable. The ILX has a leather wrapped steering wheel and shift knob and a one-touch
power moonroof. The new ILX has an infotainment system
that is 30% faster than the outgoing model. It supports Bluetooth connectivity
as well as Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. This isn't a complete redesign for
the ILX so it doesn't yet have the new Precision
Crafted Performance infotainment system that the RDX has, but you can expect for
Acura to roll that out eventually. Upgrading to the Tech A-spec trim gets
you the Acura Navigation System, ELS Studio Premium audio system, AcuraLink and HomeLink. When it comes to safety and driver convenience features the ILX
is well equipped thanks to AcuraWatch which is standard across all trims. It
includes the collision mitigation braking system, forward collision warning,
lane keeping assist, road departure mitigation, the blind spot information
system and the rear cross-traffic monitor system.

This also has a
multi-angle rear-view camera with guidelines for assistance when parking. Another incredibly convenient feature is the walk away door locking function
standard on all trims. The ILX is as sporty and nimble as you'd expect it to
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Der Cadillac Fleetwood Brougham 1980 von Neo Scale Models in 1/43 | Modellauto Neuheiten

Hello dear model car friends. Welcome back to a new video of mine. Today I present you a classic from the 80s/90s, from the USA. You can already see him here. Cadillac Fleetwood Brougham 1980, yes. In my opinion a very classic car, this is what the packaging looks like. By the way, this model car is from Neo Scale Models and comes in 1:43 scale. I would say let's start with the front. This is a massive car, very angular, just like the Americans used to be. Here with the big radiator grille, on top of it the Cadillac logo. A lot of chrome, square headlights, so the car, I would say , stands out. The bumper might be a little too bulky, but I'm not entirely sure.

Yes, is little big for the car. The side, extremely long vehicle, nevertheless in my opinion it doesn't look so bad, I like this model, very much in fact. So from the outside and as a model even more. The white wall tires look very sexy, they fit the vehicle really well. Here the solid chrome line is of course also very suitable for the vehicle. Here you can still see the rear tire disappearing a bit into the body. So really, a lot was worked with chrome here, of course in the original. Let's take a look at the rear. Here on the side also with the Cadillac logo. Here with the huge trunk, just as long as the bonnet. So that's massive, I'd say. Here again those elongated vertical taillights. Yes, also very prominent. Of course, again a lot of chrome on the bumper, the Cadillac logo. Let's take a look at the interior and as you can see it's nice and light, beige with nice burl wood, just the way I like it.

Anyone who has been following me for a while knows exactly these cars often appear on the canal. Has been implemented in detail. Here in the rear area everything is actually very consistent. Can't say anything against it. Let's take a look at the driver's area again, the best way is through the passenger side. I hope you can see it. It's actually very detailed, I like it . Although, I forgot to say that at the beginning. This isn't a metal car, it's made of resin. If you don't know the difference, I've already made a video about it, it's linked above or in the i.

You're welcome to take a look. I'm more of a person who prefers metal models, but I'm not completely closed to the resin models that have been on the market for a few years. Also, right away to throw in, I have already presented this model in 1/18. Link to it of course in the description or in the i, feel free to take a look at it. This is an ultra rare piece and I am very happy to have it, from BoS Modells in this case. Yes, as I said , take a look at this model. As I said, this is a very nice vehicle overall, I really, really like the model. Perfect for placement. What can I say, if you like Cadillac or generally collect Americans, you should, in my opinion, take a closer look. Yes, folks, now it's your turn. Write your opinion in the comments, give everyone a thumbs up and subscribe to my channel. I still see that some viewers have not subscribed. Please catch up, this is the only way this channel can continue to exist and continue to grow.

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The all new BMW 5-series (530i) 2021 in depth-review, interior, exterior, driving AraamFarhad 4K

Hello, welcome back I'm Araam in a new video And I apologise that I haven't made any videos recently Because I was very busy In this video I'm gonna talk about a new car It's the first ones in Iraq It's been face lifted Subscribe to my channel and lets start BMW 5-series 530i 2021 0km It has been facelifted and changed a little Actually it's a really cool car I'm gonna talk about it in details in a little Be with me On the front The main thing changed is this grille And for the first time BMW Laser headlight has been equipped on 5-series These headlights can light more than 600 meters Also this LED is new A camera assist with normal/wide view Also front parking assist sensors Also it has 18 adjustable vents They will open when it needs more air Also the front fog lights has been removed Due to more aerodynamic Also From this model You can get BMW Individual wheels I talked about BMW Individual in BMW 750Li's video These wheels are 20 inches The wheels are aerodynamic design Width of front are 245 And the rear are 275 For more stability Also the calipers are blue, you can change them to red too While you ordering it Also the air breathe is in black too You can get it in carbon fiber too Also an M badge Because its the M package Camera assists on side mirrors Also they have blind spot assist The rear bumper has been changed too Now it looks wider Also a new rear diffuser And an M rear spoiler One more new thing is These tail lights It seems like its 3 dimensions Here is a badge of 530i There is 540i Also diesel 530d and 540d 550i M and M competition Two chrome exhausts Rear camera assist with normal/wide view And rear parking assist sensors It has free access tailgate too Do like that It opens Also it can be closed liket that Its 4 cylinders 2.0 liter Its 248 horsepower With 350 N.m of torque With 8-steptronic transmission And 0 to 100 is 5.9 seconds The biggest change on the interior They made this screen up to 12.3 inches Its touch also Another cool thing is These lights you see here When you open the door they give warning Its for the person comes far and won't see clearly Also the steering is M and the grips are really wide for grabbing Aluminium shift paddles A regular BMW gear lever Dynamic mode changes Also the gauge has been changed too This is Sport This is Comfort And this is EcoPro Let me show you the guesters Volume up/down Its for changing And like that mutes Let me tell you one more cool thing Now the command is really intelligent Hey BMW Can you open the driver's window? Subhanallah Hey BMW Can you close the driver's window? Thank you Also it has full driver assistance A touch screen for climate control Also its upgraded sound system to Harman/Kardon Its option Also it has head-up display And it has five cameras Actually it's really helpful As you see It has reversing assistance It will save for backup reversing It has 3D view too It has gestures for this too One more cool thing is Is the carwash mode Like that is really helpful It has auto park too A wireless charger here A console here splitter 50/50 Also the glove box here It has place to put fragrance in it Now let me show you rear Now the rear seats are really comfort and stuff A lot of space for your head and legroom Same option for rear doors too The warning I mean Sunshades for both rear doors And they're manual It takes a second A screen display here for climate control An armrest here Two cup holders here The mechanism is really cool A lighter here Two port of Type C Now most of the smartphones are type C You should change it to type C too Some space for storage here Also space for storage on the doors And Harman/Kardon speakers Also it has the rear window sunshade It can be open/close by the voice command too Hey BMW You should be sitting on the front I guess Hey BMW Bla bla bla…

Hey BMW Can you open the rear sunshade? Can you open the rear sunshade? It opens immediately Hey BMW Can you close the rear sunshade? Can you close the rear sunshade? Bla bla bla Now let's test it and see how it is It has soft doors too And it has Android Auto This display will appear Again this is the wireless charger The assisting cameras are really cool Now this is the Google Map Also it has Spotify app on if you're using it The driving is so smooth Its really comfort And this is for sport shifting And this is Sport display And you can configure it yourself here As you see, the head-up display is really nice Its kinda fast Although its 4 cylinder, 248 horsepower and 350 N.m of torque Driving it is really cool Also the gestures are really helpful This is the Spotify You can change it like that As you saw on the head-up display A red car appeared on it as a warning there is a car in front of you And this is the lane keep assist the green one And this is the cruise set control and limit The transmission is steptronic with 8 gears You know as always, bla bla bla…

The ambient lighting is really cool in nights This is the Eco Pro display Let me show you the camera assists now This is the auto hold Now I released the brake pedal Push gas pedal and it goes Now see how helpful is the camera assists Here is the end of the video The price is only $75,000 Means, 7 notebooks and 50 papers in Iraqi money Contract service for three years, every little thing is free! 2 years warranty! This car is available at Safen cars now One important thing If you haven't subscribed to my channel yet! Do it dude it's free Thanks for watching!.

The 2021 Acura TLX Type S is a Genuine Sport Sedan at a Great Value (In-Depth Review)

excuse me sir i noticed your car is gold yes i 
love gold you join me inside the 2021 acura tlx   type s it is the return of the type s 
name which originated in japan on the 1997   honda nsx was then brought to the us in 2001 
with a 3.2 cl but we all remember the 2007   tlx type s the car i thought 
looked the business growing up   and was so sad when it was discontinued and 
we've been without a type s car from acura   for all that time but it's finally back on 
their new tlx sport sedan and we need to see   what the type s name means this time around in 
terms of exterior styling and interior pizzazz   and performance and importantly if the tlx type 
s is a car shopper should be considering instead   of perhaps one of its german competitors we're 
going to find that out today on miles per hour and there it is the 2021 acura tlx type s 
this one is painted in the type s exclusive   tiger eye pearl it's a 500 
paint job option so very golden   with this popping metallic flake on the surface of 
the paint i love this color but not everyone does   and in the live q a for this car i got a great 
question and that is is this color one that   just looks cool for a week and then kind of 
gets old or does it look awesome all the time   and i can't fully answer that question because 
i only have the car for a week but i will say   every time i've come out to a parking lot 
or opened up the garage and i see this color   i get excited to drive the car and 
therefore i think it's successful   but if you want to take the more conservative 
approach to your paint jobs there is that apex   blue pearl that i had on the tlx ace back if 
you haven't seen that review go check it out   and i love that color too same price 500 still 
popped but it was perhaps a bit more palatable   every day to every person let's talk styling 
on the tlx types and specifically we'll   point out the things that are different 
about the type s versus the standard tlx   we'll start with a grill so you still have that 
diamond pentagon shape with black gloss surrounds   on the type s like all the details on the type s 
they're all going to be in black gloss the accents   but unlike the regular tlx that has diamonds 
that are actually filled out they're like 3d   this one they're passed through so it creates 10 
percent more airflow than the standard tlx grille   got type s badging here on the bottom right corner 
standard led headlights and led daytime running   lights with that what acura called chicane effect 
to the drl so it does this like check mark thing   very cool very recognizable as an acura tlx 
on the road then down here the corner inlets   are now functional so this part is blocked off 
up here but the regular tlx it's all blocked out   this one actually has pass-through airflow on the 
bottom part so it's going to send cool air to the   front brakes and tires more black gloss for the 
border to that black gloss front chin splitter and look at all the sharp creases on this 
hood so it's an aluminum hood aluminum fenders   and just a hard edge right there down the center 
branching off of each side and then at the corners   and this line kind of just 
dissolves into the window surrounds   this one right here picks up below the type 
s badge and runs towards the tail lights sharp looking sedan the wheels are 
20 inches as standard on the type s   you have two options for the designs the 
standard no cost option has many more spokes   than this a little more luxury oriented in its 
aesthetic but this has the summer wheel and tire   package so you save five pounds per wheel with 
this 10 spoke really five split spoke design   that's derived from the acura nsx and they're 
now wrapped in pirelli p0 tires 255 section at   all four corners great summer rubber i like this 
wheel design quite a bit with a gun metal finish it's so much better looking than the standard 
tlx's wheels which even in their 19-inch a-spec   form were just so pedestrian these 
have that sports car look to them   red painted brake calipers are 
also standard on the type s   with acura spelled out they're brembo four pistons 
up front with larger than the standard tlx 14.8   front rotors it's an electro servo braking system 
a brake by wire system we'll talk more about that   during the driving impressions i mentioned 
the type s badge on the side and the black   mirror caps body color matching for 
the lower arms matte black window trim and black loss for the pillars stepping back you can really see how acura stressed the rear 
drive dynamics of the tlx type s even though   it is a front-wheel drive based super handling 
all-wheel drive system they really just wanted to   make it look sporty so they pushed the cab as far 
back as possible extending that dash to axle ratio   it looks cool hard cut down low and 
then that crease i mentioned earlier   add a little flare to the profile as you get towards the rear the width 
of this car really comes into play   and some of it is actual width some of it is 
aesthetic or visual width that they've added   and i'll show you how they do that but this 
car is longer and wider than its kind of key   c segment rivals the c-class the three series 
the audi a4 and you really see it from a full   rear view so some of the visual width that they've 
added is by keeping this tight to the body here   to the greenhouse and then letting this flare out 
that just makes it look wider than it actually is   these huge quad exhaust ports really 
stand out from the full rear view as well   polished finish two pipes coming 
off of one muffler on each side   and you've got this gloss black diffuser type 
s badge up here on the trunk and then the   led tail lights these are not on right now but 
they have the for the drls the same chicane effect   as the front daytime running lights 
black loss for that trunk lip spoiler it's a really cool looking car i'm 
struggling for words right now it's just   it's a striking expressive design acura's 
done a great job here and the type s accents   especially the wheels and how they fill out those 
housings set the tone for the driving experience   let's go check out that interior on our way in 
we'll see we have keyless entry so you can leave   the key in your pocket just pull on the door 
handle to unlock it to lock it put your finger   on those three lines we have that for the front 
doors and the rear ones what do we say to that   maximum convenience opening up and looking inside   i mentioned this tiger eye pearl paint job is 
exclusive to the type s as is this orchid interior   color sort of an eggshell white perforated 
milano leather seats with these suede inserts   are standard on the type s they're 16 
way power adjustable including power   adjustable side bolsters we have type 
s embossed on the front seat headrests   only two options for the exterior 
that color and the wheel options   only one interior option for the type s that is 
the trim here we have the optional carbon fiber   nice rich weave to that carbon fiber with a 
gloss surfacing i prefer it to the standard   aluminum geometric-ish door trim that 
just doesn't do anything for me this   looks cool and it looks right on a sportier 
car like this other type s goodies include   aluminum tread plates type s floor mats with 
red borders to them aluminum pedals and this   leather wrapped flat bottom steering wheel with 
perforations at nine and three nice and thick   and yes you can get this wheel on the tlx 
a-spec but now it says type s on the bottom   aluminum paddles on the back of the steering wheel 
not a ton of travel and they're not that large   but they get the job done to speak of material 
quality in here we've got injection molding   for the upper part of the door not very exciting 
but it transitions to leatherette for the insert   here in black and then for the armrest more 
leatherette in orchid with a black contrast   stitching that goes all the way up the grab handle 
that looks nice not so nice as the hard plastic   for the insert for the door or for the window 
switches but all windows are one touch up   down with this little metallic piece at the end 
nice touch power folding door mirrors are standard down below here we're into hard plastic though 
i wish that was at least injection molded   i also wish that the speaker cover had that 
metallic finish like this one up here you do have   two position memory seats as standard and then a 
trunk release button here press and hold that for   just a second it'll pop right up it's not power 
closing but it's nice and light so easy to close   the trunk itself we've got 14 cubic feet of space 
pretty good size for the segment nice cutouts   just behind the wheel arches below that 
below the floor we have a tire inflation   kit you don't get a full-size spare 
your battery is going to be below that and you can fold down the seats but there's 
that structural brace right there so   we're going to see how limited it is you can pull 
on these tabs so you don't have to go to the side   pull anything to fold the seats you can reach in   push with little force and the seats fold down 
but yeah with that brace there whatever you want   to pass through has got to be pretty long and 
low not tall no furniture is going through there close up the trunk you've got this handle 
here like i said it's nice and light   so one quick pull we'll close that up let's hop into the front seats here and we're gonna start up the car get some air 
going start stop button there close up the door nice and solid close in front of the driver we don't have a digital 
instrument cluster like we're kind of going   to these days analog gauges for the tach and 
speedo with a silver backing and red numbers   the inner part on the speedo is in kilometers 
per hour outer part and speed you can see your   oil temperature on the left and your fuel gauge 
on the right of that tft display this part is a   bit of a letdown i can make peace with no digital 
gauge cluster because these analog gauges are cool   but the tft display i want to have a bit more 
going on the graphics aren't that sharp the colors   aren't that rich it's just kind of a letdown 
you can flip through some different information   on the right hand side of the wheel here you've 
got this rubberized textured controller so you   can see the super handling all-wheel drive system 
how it's delivering power in real time that's cool   tire pressure oil level navigation that's 
standard on the car digital speedometer trip data drive retention level and some of your active 
safety features you do get a full suite   of acuras i cannot remember their name for 
their suite of active safety features you   get adaptive cruise control lane keep assist lane 
departure warning blind spot monitoring with rear   cross traffic alerts automatic emergency braking 
that's all standard on this car here are those   controls right in here for the adaptive cruise and 
lane keep assist turn on cruise control with that   right there injection molded and then plasticky 
airbag cover here this doesn't scream luxury to me   left-hand side you've got some other controls   for your media so you can hit this apps button 
here that will pop up on the display and you   can go to your apple carplay or android auto or 
what other media settings you've got going on   on the left hand side is our turn signal a little 
metal feeling finisher there on the outside   turn signal is going to show up there and on the 
left and you of course have one touch for that   your wiper controls on the right hand side these 
stocks feel about average they don't necessarily   feel luxury your tilt and telescoping of the 
wheel is all manual so you pull down on this lever   and the wheel can go down and up a fair bit 
and come out quite a lot so good adjustment   for the wheel and i i prefer manual honestly 
it takes too long to use the power controls   looking at the upper part of the dashboard 
trimmed in leatherette with this molding   around the gauge cluster silver contrast stitch 
here that continues up onto the passenger side   then we have an aluminum bar that runs 
on this lip under the hvac controls   textured plastic here over the lip and 
then it transitions back to leatherette   your hvac controls uh look a bit economy car 
like they're pulled out of the honda accord they   didn't upgrade them at all for this acura luxury 
product therefore that's a bit of a letdown but   then you do have your ventilation and heating 
here can't do them at the same time you do have   an auto button however that will ventilate or heat 
your seat depending on the temperature you've set   contrasted by the temperature actually inside 
the cabin carbon fiber trim as i mentioned with   this aluminum border that runs all the way down 
here towards the center console that looks nice   between the carbon fiber pieces you have piano 
black which is going to smudge and scratch   especially because you'll touch it fairly often 
or your fingers will smudge it because you're   getting to the physical start stop button love 
that physical break hold thank goodness they have   that then your drive selection keys here which 
are in a linear format just like the acura nsx   you got park the button reverse you pull back that 
reveals your camera angles here you do not have a   surround view camera system even as an option in 
the tlx you just have this wide view camera system then neutral another button drive is a 
button hit that and it's going to go green   i wish that when you hit it again to go 
into sport powertrain it would go red or   something some other visual cue that you're in 
sport powertrain instead you have to look here   and nice and small it's up on the tft display back to park then you have your dynamic 
mode selector love this just how easy it   is to use crank left and you'll see what 
mode you're in i'm in comfort right now   crank right graphics change now i'm in 
normal mode crank right one more time you   can hear the baffles and the exhaust open 
up we're in sport crank and hold now we're   in sport plus this is a type s exclusive 
drive mode and then if you hit the middle   you're in individual mode to set individual 
mode for your preferences you press and hold   the center you don't have to hunt around in the 
infotainment then you can set your engine response   steering comfort of your suspension or stiffness 
whether you want your start stop system on or off   and the cabin lighting there are 27 different 
accent lighting themes to the tlx type s 24 of   which you can customize and then three of which 
are tied to your drive mode so let's go back to normal mode love the physical volume knob with 
neural finish on it and physical seat controls   and now we're getting into the acura true touch 
infotainment system on this 12 inch widescreen   orientation this system took me a while to get 
used to i've now experienced it on a few different   acura products and i've gotten better at it it's 
still a little finicky so here's how it works   you press and drag your finger to certain zones 
of the screen and as long as your finger is held   in that position it'll hold with it if you lift up 
your finger accidentally or on purpose it will go   blank again it won't hold your selection 
you can customize the screen such that   the different zones top left 
bottom left bottom right top right   are your you know most commonly used zones 
and that's how i would do it such that you're   not having to you know do this these maneuvers 
you're just kind of pressing top left and you're   getting to navigation or bottom left and you're 
getting to home or however you want to set it up   it is a natural process so that's how they do it 
in computer speak so if you swipe left it's going   to go right on the screen swipe right it will go 
left you have this other zone over here for these   three selections you can have your clock media 
information navigation again you can get used to   it it doesn't really bother me all that much 
you can switch these two modules at any time it's fine a nice place for your arm to rest as 
you're going through the different selections here   or using the truetouch system wireless smartphone 
charging pad is standard on the tlx type s   here is your key you have acura logo and type s on 
the front an aluminum brushed finish on the bottom   nice heft to the key as well 
lock and unlock and trunk release   panic button and you do have an engine start 
stop if you hold that after hitting the lock   aluminum border to the cup holders center console 
in the orchid leather color it's actually leather   right material with the contrast stitching there 
open it up and you have two usb ports standard usb   a's not usb cs a dc socket pretty nice large cubby 
you do have to plug in that's why i have the cord   in there to use the apple carplay or android 
auto system i'll show you some b-roll of that   and now with all that let's go to the rear 
seats briefly just to see how those look   doors open nice and wide   and while i mentioned that there's not a lot 
of pass-through functionality because of the   strut brace you can still with the seats 
folded down put things in here and not worry   about scratching up your leather you just 
have a fabric backing here that's useful i mentioned the one touch windows up 
down and the windows go all the way down nice solid feel to that door handle 
i wish some of the carbon fiber trim   from the front made its way to the back but 
alas we have leatherette with contrast stitching   here that hard plastic injection molding 
more leatherette in here let's hop inside all right so it's six feet tall that's my driving 
position this is how much knee room i've got   just a little bit about an inch and a half and the 
foot pockets are very narrow so i can't slide my   feet too far under and decrease the knee angle so 
instead they're kind of uptight to my body here   you have a leather wrapped storage behind the 
seats this is all hard plastic this is back to   the leather you have air vents thankfully but no 
third zone climate control no usb cs or usb ports   back here or even a dc socket you're gonna have 
to ask the front passengers to spare one or two   if they're two back passengers so there aren't 
even four ways to charge your device there well   technically there are okay so you've got the 
wireless smartphone charging pad two usbs and then   a dc socket you can make it work i just really 
wish for convenience sake they had some usbs back   here you do have a center console that comes down 
with cupholders and a little storage area in here   and let's look at headroom so it's six feet 
tall again my head just barely clears the roof   which is in this black fabric you've got your 
grab handle you've got a place to hold your   laundry but not a lot of other stuff for 
rear seat passengers and with that done   pop open the fuel door capless fueling 
thank you acura all that's left now is what it's our big bottle test let's see if 
we can find a spot in the acura tlx type that's   starting with a cup holder up front oh so close 
but it's not going to fit center console you're   up next if you had a bit of an angle no close 
but no cigar door pocket you're our only hope huh okay well you can kind of negotiate it like 
that and it'll stay so we've got a technical pass   for the tlx type s on our 
big bottle test and with that   we're gonna rev it up well 
let's go to sport mode for that that's better and i'm gonna ask that 
if you've been enjoying this video   that you like comment and share 
it and let's get to the drive all right it's time for some fun we're 
gonna do a launch control in the tlx type s   and though the car doesn't have an 
official launch control system not a   button you press or anything like that we 
can simulate it by going into sport plus   holding right the dynamic mode selector and 
then simply holding your foot hard on the brake   given a gas building up to around 
2000 rpm and letting go of the brake and there's 60.

No drama of course off the 
line because it is an all-wheel drive system   acura's super handling overdraft 
system now in its fourth generation   can send up to 70 percent of the power to the 
rear wheels and then will truly torque vector   by that i mean not brake based torque factor 
not breaking the inner wheel to prompt rotation   but actually sending power up to a hundred 
percent of available power left to right   and so our 0 to 60 time i didn't 
time it myself but acura says   it's around four and a half seconds and from the 
seat of my pants that felt a little slower than   that independent tests have seen around four 
and a half seconds maybe even slightly quicker   so you'd probably see it as well but 
that felt higher four second range but still plenty quick the engine in the tlx type s is 
a three liter double overhead cam   v6 paired with a single twin scroll 
turbo making 15.1 psi of boost and therefore the car makes 355 horsepower 
at 5500 rpm and 354 pound-feet of torque   way down from just 1400 rpm all the way up to 5000 rpm so a nice broad 
and early peak torque availability there we're not going to go through some 
twistier bits so we're going to   stay in sport plus drive mode as we do 
this and test out not just that engine but the 10-speed automatic gearbox that is an in-house transmission 
from acura torque converter 10-speed   they said they've messed with it in 
the tlx type s the shifts are quicker 40 quicker in manual mode 30 quicker 
in this sport plus drive mode   certainly holding out those gears   downshifting properly as you get on the brakes 
i'm going to just out this turning radius here how tight is it pretty tight power out of a hole is nice with the brakes nice initial bite short pedal 
travel and this variable ratio steering rack   means that requires less input in sport plus 
drive mode to get the wheels to turn and   they've also quickened it compared to the tlx 
a-spec and i feel that and i like these brakes   it's especially impressive to me how much 
i like these brakes because they're not   actually connected to anything the electro servo 
breaking by wire system far from the acura nsx   means that it's just sort of simulating 
or guessing as how much braking resistance   and bite you need based on your driving behavior back to the rack for a second the quickness 
helps the car feel much smaller and more agile   and though there's a slight 
bit of deadness on center   the resistance builds nicely 
through the corner giving you   the essence of direct feedback 
even though it's not actually there another thing acura's done 
to really make this car feel   smaller than it actually is is by 
stiffening up significantly the chassis 13   more rigid torsionally thanks to stiffer 
front and rear anti-roll bars thicker rather   and 40 stiffer front springs along 
with all the under body stiffening   and the bracing it really holds 
its body motions in admirably also admirable is this transmission the shifts are 
noticeably quicker than the 10 speed i experienced   in the tlx the regular one i just had so many 
complaints with that especially in manual mode   but this sport plus mode 
gives it much more of an edge   in automatic mode and we'll see how it does 
in manual mode later but it just makes it a   much more enthusiastic driving experience 
the changes they made to this transmission   and that super handling all-wheel drive 
system really getting the power down you   can feel it pushing out on that outer 
wheel slingshotting it out of corners this is fun lots of fun now we are going 
to go into manual mode just by pulling on   the paddle on the steering wheel there is 
no dedicated manual mode which does kind   of bother me i wish there was one so it would 
hang out there see right there already it went   back to auto mode before i could shift and it 
still upshifted for me before i got to redline   that's somewhat frustrating watch you'll see 
it upshift before i actually pull the paddle   well that was like the same time 
because i knew it was gonna happen   but the shifts are quicker notably they are 
quicker but that still kind of frustrates me watch   yep i didn't even go near the paddle 
it shifted right around 6000 rpm   and still instead of waiting till 6200 
when the red line hits i don't like that   if you sort of bake in that expectation that 
it's going to shift for you before redline   you can get around it that just leaves one final 
element performance and that is the soundtrack   which is certainly better than the 
stator tlx and it's 2.0 turbo 4.   but really only in sport plus in the 
other drive modes the soundtrack is just there's nothing there sport plus gives it the emotion that 
is required of something that purports   to perform in the way it 
does and then in fact does and i know acura is synthesizing this sound 
and bringing it in through the speakers   and i try to just forget that let's take a 
breather now though from the urgency excitability   of sport plus drive mode just go into comfort 
drive mode and see how these adaptive dampers   treat you on the daily the steering i 
noticed immediately lessens up its urgency   requires more effort into the wheel to turn 
it and that's that's what you want for more   more relaxed drive the throttle tip in is softer and the ride quality instantly eases up so these adaptive dampers are doing their best   to eat up the punishment of the road and you know 
this isn't my only experience behind the wheel   in the tlx type s if you've seen my pov test 
drive and night drive i've done a fair bit of time   behind the wheel and in all the aspects in comfort 
mode in all the environments in comfort mode   the tlx really just strikes that balance 
so nicely of still feeling sporty but being amenable to your daily 
tasks going up and down driveways and   over bumps and through little ruts in the 
road it just calms down so very nicely   and that's saying something considering 
the car is riding on 20-inch wheels now   and as all that additional 
stiffening that acura did to the body for it's still to ride like this while 
still being you know you feel the bumps   you know it's still a sporty sedan 
but it's not hurting you to drive it it's also really rather quiet in this cabin and at 
freeway speeds it really checks that box of being   respectably subdued for the cabin noise and that 
engine as we can hear just disappears completely   it's just gone the seat is also remarkably 
comfortable as i mentioned you do have the power   adjustable side bolsters so i tighten it up for 
those tighter corners now i've loosened them up and the support from the cushion the ergonomics 
of the seats are excellent visibility is also   great i mean we're dealing with the sedan 
we don't have a massive c pillar like an suv   to see around but we do of course have blind 
spot monitoring and rear cross traffic alert   parking sensors auto emergency braking all 
those things to help you out and then when   you're in a highway driving environment you've got 
adaptive cruise control and steering assistance   two other standard things as part of acura 
watch i remember the name acura watch their   suite of active safety features and they work 
very well to keep the car centered in the lane and following just the right 
distance from the car in front of you it goes toe-to-toe with its german 
rivals in terms of the safety features   and the ride quality and the performance 
but let's talk about those competitors   more in depth the starting price for the 21 acura 
tlx type s is going to be 53 3 and that's going to   come fully decked out as you see this one except 
for the few options i pointed out including the   paint color the tiger eye pearl or apex blue 
pearl or any of the other special paint colors   the carbon fiber trim and the summer wheel entire 
package that brings up this car's price to 55.3   and that's a pretty darn good price when you think 
about what it competes against and this car as i   mentioned is a bit of an oddball it's slightly 
larger and wider than the c segment cars like the   21 audi s4 that one's going to start at just under 
51 000 it's going to make 349 horsepower the 0 to   60 time for that one is going to be in the low to 
mid 4 second range and it's fuel economy i didn't   mention that for the tlx type as fuel economy of 
this car is 19 city 24 highway and 21 combined   the s4 gets 23 combined so it's a little quicker 
to 60 and the fuel economy is slightly higher for   that one though its trunk space is notably 
smaller then we've got the cadillac ct5v so   that's a little larger than the audi s4 but more 
close to the dimensions of the tlx type s that   one's gonna start at the cheapest of the bunch 
at just under forty nine thousand dollars it's   gonna make 360 horsepower about the same as this 
zero to sixty also about the same at 4.6 seconds   and the fuel economy is tied with this at 21 
combined mpg this vehicle also competes with a   whole segment of other of these sporty sedans like 
the kia stinger gt and the infiniti q50 red sport   but i also want to focus on the bmw m340i xdrive 
that for me has been the segment leader in terms   of performance and comfort and tech and all the 
other good stuff you expect at this price point   but its price point is higher it's 57.5 
for the x drive i version of that vehicle   and it makes 382 horsepower so a lot more 
power than this 0 to 60 is also quite a   bit quicker at four seconds flat and the fuel 
economy for that one is somehow 25 combined fpg   the trunk size is also on that car is huge it's 
17 cubic feet of space and i'll say this the bmw   m340i still holds the edge even after driving the 
tlx type pass it still holds the edge as a more   buttoned up sport sedan it's still not at that 
class of the m3 and there's reason for that   and neither is the tlx type s it's just very 
assured in the way it goes around the corner   the power is intoxicating there's quite a bit of 
it and the fit and finish of the material quality   is a little bit higher than this car so i'm gonna 
have to keep the m340ix drive at the peak of   the segment for me but it is more expensive if 
you add on any options that that quickly rises   above sixty thousand dollars so if you can't 
afford that car the tlx type s puts the hurt   seriously puts the herd on the audi s4 and the 
cadillac ct5v i think it's more fun to drive   than both of those cars it's better looking i 
think it's the best looking car of its class   it's just so striking and inside and out it looks 
really really cool the handling dynamics are there   it like i said is not as tight as tightly put 
together as that m340i the interior i've got some   little niggles i wish that the tft display 
was better resolution sharper graphics   i wish the truetouch system was easier to use 
like bmw's idrive system i wish there was a   head-up display i wish there was a surround view 
camera system but putting those things aside and   and some of the buttons feeling a little more 
economy putting those things aside this vehicle   is it's just better than the s4 it's more fun to 
drive it's better looking i would rather have this   one on a daily basis than that s4 and the same 
goes for the cadillac ct5e so again if you cannot   afford the peak the bmw m340i the 21 accurate 
tlx type s is not going to leave you wanting   in any regard and i'm so excited for the new tlx 
or the type s versions of acura models come first   and foremost that mdx type s because i liked the 
mdx but i was just hunting for a type s version   so with all that said tlx type ass very much 
gets a thumbs up for me thank you guys so much   for watching this in depth review and i will see 
you guys again next time until then sport plus a lot of cranks a lot of 
cranks there we go sport plus you.


The new Cadillac XT5 is arguably the best-looking and most misunderstood American luxury SUV in its price range and would surely be the best-selling American SUV if it weren't for the fact that its main competition is (I love to Drive theme song) Hello, darling. I'm so happy to have you here in the channel Hello, my love. Thank you for inviting me again Where would you like to start about XT5? First thing I would like to know is which is the competition for this baby The main competition and main problem Cadillac XT5 has is called Cadillac Escalade because I know that the latter is another segment, I know is more expensive, I know is much bigger but then again, it is also selling very well So would you say Escalade is more appealing than this van? Yes, however XT5 is big, it's robust, it's imposing and it has all the hallmarks of an American luxury SUV and I love it because it includes not only the luxury and the premium features but also the power that we all love so much Aren't they very different? Yes they are, in fact XT5 is more in the segment of Audi Q5, or BMW X3, or Mercedez Benz GLC or even Volvo XC60 which I also like very much So why should I buy one of these and not Mercedes, Audi? There is a big difference between German luxury and American luxury.

German luxury is a bit more sober in its lines not so aggressive and sporty. And American luxury, as you can see, carbon fibre inserts in the steering wheel and in the glove compartment, also on the sides of the doors, everything is upholstered in leather and has the General Motors infotainment system. There's Andriod Auto, Apple Car Play, navigation adjustments and various other things. But what I like most is that it has OnStar and the MyCadillac system What is OnStar for? OnStar works for several things () You have a Wi-Fi HotSpot and can connect up to 7 devices on board your Cadillac within a 15 metres radius and I believe it even has an unlimited data plan which I believe costs the modest amount of $600 MXN which I think is pretty good. Also, OnStar helps you locate your vehicle in case it gets stolen you call the OnStar centre from your mobile, make the report and then via GPS and stuff they locate it and share it with police and they recover the vehicle for you, you can't go looking for it One more thing I like about OnStar and I think it's the coolest thing of all is that in the event of a collision or accident the vehicle detects through sensors that the airbags are deployed, notifies the OnStar service centre where there are 24/7 advisors, track the location of your Cadillac XT5 via GPS and call me on my phone? What if I lost it in the accident? No, they don't call you on your phone.They call you in the vehicle, if you don't answer maybe because you are unconscious, emergency and assistance services are immediately dispatched to your location It is a system that has saved countless lives.

In addition, there is assistance on the road. You press this blue button and initiate the call to the OnStar centre for any assistance, or if you're going on a road trip You can call them and ask them, hey OnStar how's my car? And they'll tell you if it's out of oil or if it's okay or if it needs service if you have an emergency you can press the red SOS button right here. No, no. Call ended (nervous laughing) And is that it? (laughter) No, in addition to that, if you see an accident or something wrong on the road you can call OnStar, notify them and they tell whoever is required to go and help. I mean, it's super cool. Now I ask to you, do you find these features enough to buy a Cadillac rather than a German premium I don't think so, because one very important thing I know is that German cars are very fast runners and reliable Yes, they are and I don't know about this one American premium vehicles have the nice feature that they like raw muscle power, robust cars they have a legendary reputation, especially General Motors for making cars like the Corvette or Camaro (phone ringing) Yes, hello? Emergency service.

We received a call from your vehicle and I want to check that everything is OK Yes, everything is fine. Sorry, we pressed the button by mistake Don't worry, fortunately everything is fine. Thank you for receiving my call Okay. Thank you What do you think? I called by mistake and they called us back You ended the call before… Yes, it didn't even got through, and if we hadn't answered, they would have send someone Going back to what we were talking about, what if I told you that American cars also have power? I would have to prove it There is a button here that says Mode. Let's set it to sport mode. Full throttle, my love (engine revving) You are not gong FULL throttle Go for it, come on! (engine revving) (excitement laughs) 140-150-160. That's it. A lot of control. Is that enough power for you, or do you want more? For me, this is amazing Now, talking about that, it is a very safe truck Yes, I just remembered, the steering wheel vibrates when I want to change lanes and it wont let me change because I am not using the indicators Exactly.

Because it has lane departure warning and assistance activated. Release the steering wheel Let it go, don't touch it But… Leave it alone But there's a car… Leave it, don't touch it. See? it's moving alone. Very smooth adjustments. It is not automatic pilot if you take your hands off the steering wheel for more than 1-2 minutes an alert will pop up telling you to put them back In addition, there is front collision sensor, warning and mitigation and Adaptive Cruise Control there is a lorry ahead, it will detect it by itself and will automatically reduce the speed of the vehicle to the speed of the lorry But, should I keep my foot on the accelerator? You stay normal.

Take your foot off the accelerator if you are not accelerating. This is Cruise Control doing its job and here it has already reduced the speed, it has not reached 110. It is automatically reducing the speed to that of the lorry Indicator for overtaking, change lanes when you can. Take your foot off the accelerator, and when it detects the road is clear it will accelerate by itself. Your foot is off the accelerator. If the vehicle in front of you were to brake suddenly an alert appears on the heads up display. What are you seeing? Tell us what's there? a projection indicating the speed at which I'm going, the rpm lane preservation and all that sort of thing. Another thing that's unique to premium and luxury cars, is that the screen is a touchscreen but here we have a joystick knob that moves from one side to the other for on-screen navigation and also has several shortcuts such as Home and Back to get to the Menu There are three-zone ACs: 2 front, the vents here have their own control for both fan intensity and temperature i.e.

It is a 3-zone system. There are plenty USB. Two in here, two in the back and a wireless charger Push button ignition, I like that you have manual mode here. Pull the lever down, now you can accelerate and and make gear changes with the paddles back here. I make this noise because I want you to hear that they are metallic with the right palette you make upward changes. There you are in 6th gear. The lower you go, the more the engine revs up This allows you a truly sporty drive while getting the most power and torque from the engine has air bags, ultra-high-strength reinforced steel frames.

Very powerful engine, Bose performance series sound of 14 speakers. Panoramic roof that is gigantic. The boot can be opened with the foot. Reverse sensors and cameras 360º camera and a driving mode that I love: All Terrain Mode. You can see what you can monitor with this screen Speed up a bit and it tells you the inclination, how hard you are working the differentials. There is 4WD mode And it doesn't end there. Here in the rear view mirror we have a camera and you can use the normal mirror or the camera in addition to that, it has a parking assistant. It parks itself, and the best thing for me is that as it is an American vehicle in case you need spare parts, they can bring them from the USA, you don't have to wait for them to come from Europe or Germany.

They can get here faster I don't like leather seats because of the weather we have in Sinaloa but this van has cooling in the seats and already with that feature I have no objection to take one of these The seats are all in fine, top-quality leather. Space is generous, the seats fold 60-40° with levers in the boot There is cross-traffic sensor and alert, blind spot. Very stable at high speed, lots of control Another detail is that when you put on the safety belt. You noticed it too, didn't you? Yes, it happened the second time I felt trapped! Anyway, Cadillac calls the suspension Continuous Damping Control or Real Time Damping Suspension What does that mean? means the shock absorber has valves and sensors that, depending on what it detects on the road or the speed you are driving at or the braking you need to do, will adjust the firmness of the shock absorber to make it firmer and safer at high speed or when you need it most, or to make it more comfortable and smoother at low speeds or in the city.

Actually, accelerate and then break heavily Go for it, and right here downhill, break whenever you feel like it Do you feel the weight shift forward and then settle? That's the continuous damping contol that distributes the vehicle's load among the 4 shock absorbers to give the car a better grip on the 4 wheels Well, if you like it so much, I say you do the 0-100 acceleration test, what do you think? Let's do it, but before that, let's go to the Q&A section I raised the seat height, so make sure to adjust it Don't worry, darling.

That can be fixed with the position memory. In fact, if you had moved the position of the seat the steering wheel, and the mirrors, if I press the number 1 here, it will readjust the position of everything seats, mirrors, steering wheel, absolutely everything Q&A section. What do people say? Shiroc C: Where does it excel against its competitors? Greetings, Gonzalo The first thing is that it is an American vehicle made in the USA and the parts come from there and you don't have to wait for them to arrive from Europe, you don't have to pay in euros. In addition to having a turbo engine is also a naturally aspirated 6-cylinder, which means that the power is instantaneous Besides, the brand doesn't say so but I suspect it, these are meant to be bulletproof fabs MT: size and space compared to its premium competition its premium competition is Audi Q5, BMW X3, Mercedes Benz GLC, or Volvo XC60.

Just looking at it from the outside it looks taller and I'll be able to use it off-road. It's not a 4WD vehicle but it will still allow you to drive on bad roads with greater security. In addition, the interior is large, wide and robust. If you see that above my head there's plenty of space there can still be more, the seat goes up and down a lot… I feel like I'm already going with the dashboard on my neck Raúl Hernández: What are the differences with the Chevy/GM model that make it a luxury model? The engine. It's a V6. The active safety features, lane keeping, braking and semi-autonomous parking Auto Start-Stop system, 360° camera, head-up display, adaptive cruise control, premium infotainment centre 3-zone AC, rear-view mirror camera, continuous damping control suspension. There are lots of differences What else, darling? That's it Fantastic Now it's time for the 0-100 test and the price That too Sport Mode.

Ac off 3,2,1. Accelerating There's the torque. Good thrust, it goes all the way to the red line. Nah, at about 6500 it shifts 120-130-140-150-160-170-180 and we brake It's amazing Can you feel it? It goes all the way down, instead of leaning to the front. That is the suspension. It's impressive Tell us the price and features.

Offers are subject to change at any time so consult your nearest dealer Defence warranty 3 years or 60,000 kilometres, whichever comes first Corrosion perforation warranty, 5 years or 100K km, whichever comes first Very few brands give you that, if any 5 maintenance services free of charge for 3 years or 60K km Right. That includes mandatory services and preventive services if desired Plus, 60K Club Premiere Points That's right, so you can exchange them for Aeromexico tickets in Club Premiere or anything else within this program OnStar 3 months and 3GB Wi-Fi 4G, and with a 35% down payment you can pay 0-18 months interest free one year insurance included with GM financial and now let's talk about the price Hit me costs only $1,198,400 MXN, which are approximately $58,000 USD at today's exchange rate may change without notice, please consult your nearest dealer. If you ask me, it's worth every penny However, some people may like European or Japanese luxury and that is also okay .