New Aston Martin DBX: luxury salon and acceleration to “hundreds” in 4.5 seconds

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DBX made his debut with the 550-strong “byturbulence” and a nine-automatic transmission.

Manufacturer of luxury cars in 2015 introduced the harbinger of its first SUV concept off-road coupé DBX. In the fall of 2018 Aston Martin has published photos and videos of the tests of the prototype in a mass-body, then it became known that the model will retain the name concept. Earlier this month there were pictures of the salon, and the official premiere of the first crossover brand was held today, 20 November, in Beijing (China). Likely, this market is one of the most important for the model.

This Aston Martin DBX hood with slits, a sloping roof, front bumper with integrated air intakes, signature grille, frameless doors with retractable handles. Cross got lights, made in the form of a single line that runs across the entire width of the stern (similar to the Vantage model), and two spoilers: the top need for extra clamping force, and the one below (so-called “duck tail”) is intended to reduce air turbulence behind the car.

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In the cabin luxury crossover that can accommodate five people. Chairs upholstered with leather and Alcantara (front inherited from DB11), also used in the decoration of veneer walnut wood and linen composite material. In the center of the front panel are buttons for controlling automatic transmission (traditional transmission lever is not, like other current models of the brand). From DBX panoramic roof without sliding section. The equipment the standard configuration includes three-zone climate control, a digital “tidy” diagonal 12.3 inch multimedia system with a 10.25-inch screen, and sound system with 14 speakers, and heated all seats.

DBX equal length 5039 mm wheelbase – 3060 mm. For comparison, similar parameters in the rival models, the Bentley Bentayga is equal to 5141 and is 2992 mm, and the Lamborghini Urus – 5112 3003 mm. and a Crossover based on the platform of its own design Aston Martin. Front suspension – double wishbone and rear “mnogoryichazhka.” All-wheel drive system are electronically transfer box and rear differential.

For new Aston Martin, yet claimed only one engine – a four-liter twin-turbo V8 petrol series М177 from Mercedes-AMG. His return is 550 HP, maximum torque of 700 Nm. This motor is equipped with not only the “charged” Mercedes, but Aston Martin sports cars – DB11 and Vantage (power – 510 HP and a torque of 675 and 685 Nm, respectively). It is paired with a nine-storyed “machine” with torque Converter from Daimler. On acceleration from standstill to “hundreds” at the DBX takes 4.5 seconds and a top speed of cross equals to 291 km/h. Incidentally, the dynamic characteristics of the Bentley Bentayga with such an engine are almost the same (the first “hundred” in 4.5 seconds, and “maximum speed” of 290 km/h), but they both lose the Lamborghini Urus is from 0 to 100 km/h in 3.6 seconds and is able to accelerate to 305 km/h.

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Production of the SUV manufactured at the factory of Aston Martin in Saint Athanasios, on the basis of the former Ministry of defence of the United Kingdom. The price of the car in the domestic market starts with 158 thousand pounds sterling, in Germany, 193,5 thousand euros, in USA the minimum price tag will amount to 189 thousand dollars. DBX deliveries will begin in the second quarter of 2020. The first 500 copies will be in limited execution Package 1913, can be recognized by their emblems on the wings and a special door sill.

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