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M235i Gran Coupe brings sedan Sass | | Instant News

BMW hopes to cover all bases with its new 2020 M235i xDrive Gran Coupe. It mixes all the best parts of cars, crossovers and coupes.

Despite the name, the M235i Gran Coupe is a four-door sedan that can compete with other European luxury cars such as Mercedes-Benz AMG CLA 45 and Audi S3. M235i is a performance model of the 2 series. You can also choose the 228i, which is very similar to the M235, but with less engine power and a shorter list of standard features.

The Gran Coupe is only 4 inches longer than the two-door 2 series and 7 inches shorter than the 3 series. What makes Gran Coupe a coupe makes sense? It has a slanted rear roofline and rear window, just like you see on your favorite sports car. Its driving force is somewhat encouraging, but almost none. All models are equipped with an eight-speed automatic transmission and all-wheel drive as standard. All-wheel drive is only engaged when needed (via the rear axle). When all-wheel drive is not used, a laterally mounted engine will power the front wheels.

Under the hood of the M235i, you will find a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine that can provide a very powerful 301 horsepower and 332 lb-ft of torque. It moves quickly around bends and corners, and feels solid and exciting during the journey. The steering is very precise and the braking is very sensitive. Although BMW fans may have a lot to say about this BMW and its fake sports car, I think its handling is excellent and it is really fun to drive.BMW said that the M235i xDrive Gran Coupe will accelerate from a standstill to 60 miles per hour in 4.6 seconds by starting control; but I have not tried it myself.

For vehicles like this, the average mileage is average. During the week I drove, my fuel consumption was 23 miles per gallon. The EPA is rated at 23/32 mpg.

The list of features that make it a true luxury car includes 18-inch wheels, integrated navigation system, Apple CarPlay interface, leather interior, 10-speaker audio system, ambient interior lighting, and keyless entry and start. It also comes standard with a series of driver safety/assistance functions, such as a forward collision mitigation system, lane departure warning, blind spot monitoring, front and rear parking sensors and rear-view cameras.

I like adaptive cruise, head-up display and wireless phone charger. The seat is very comfortable, and the electrically adjustable seat has the best lumbar support, which can be remembered in the car. Maybe my back hurts more than usual that week; it feels good to sit and drive.

Although the 228i has a much smaller start, the base price of my M234i xDrive Gran Coupe is $45,500. My test car added few extra features (not a lot), and the final price was $51,295.


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2020 Cadillac CT5: General Motors’ luxury division takes the compact sports sedan segment seriously | Commercial | Instant News

The new 2020 CT5 basically replaced the ATS and CTS in the Cadillac sedan series.Photos provided by Cadillac

Judging from the reaction to our 2020 CT5, there are rumors that Cadillac has indeed restored its style.

From the child of the Mitsubishi Eclipse in the 90s (“cool car, sir”) to the middle-aged man of his Dodge Avenger (“that car is beautiful”) at the beginning of this century-this guy is probably the most interesting thing about Cadillac, He is the owner of Hyundai Lexus IS (the owner of “Dude, that front end is so beautiful!”), and those who comment on this Caddy haberdashery are consistent additions.

Of course, for car fans, the pinnacle of Cadillac’s metal curvature must be the ’59 series 62 convertible, whose 19-foot length ends with the exclamation mark of the foot-high tail fin. mercy! At that time, Detroit ruled the auto market, and Cadillac was the “world standard.”

Photos provided by Cadillac

Photos provided by Cadillac

However, the new CT5 (actually a replacement for CTS and ATS) is itself a disruptive thing, even though it goes beyond bold for modern simplicity (did we mention the high-footed tail?).

This compact luxury/high-performance sedan looks to be carved from a piece of metal, so it lacks eyesight. The appearance is clean and tidy, the grille merges smoothly, and there are LED driving lights next to it. In the profile, the classic sports car is composed of a long hood and a short deck, and is equipped with a fast backlight. Behind is the taillights, vertically upward and upward fenders, to pay tribute to those old fins.

This is the first version of CT5, available in rear-wheel or all-wheel-drive versions, divided into deluxe version, premium deluxe version, sports version and V version. The first three are equipped with a 2.0-liter 237-horsepower turbocharged four-cylinder standard engine, while Premium Luxury offers a 3.0-liter 335-horsepower twin-turbocharged V-6 engine. The power of the V is the high-output version of the aforementioned 360-degree horsepower double-blow 6 engine.

In any case, every 2020 CT5 is managed by a 10-speed automatic.

We are driving a premium luxury version, whose performance can be selected with all-wheel drive and a 335-horsepower turbocharged six-cylinder engine.

During the journey, the CT5 perfectly balances the sportiness of a sports sedan and the luxury of Cadillac. Although this caddy is aimed at European powerhouses such as Audi A4, BMW 3 Series and Mercedes C-segment, it avoids the inner driving experience of the Germans. Instead, it adopts a soft manner and integrates more More enthusiasm and quiet comfort. Not bad.

Photos provided by Cadillac

Photos provided by Cadillac

All CT5s include driver-selectable chassis modes, including “Tour”, “Sports”, “Snow/Ice” and a customizable “My Mode” selection. V added tracking mode. In our six-cylinder turbocharged luxury sedan, we greeted a speed of 60 mph in 5 seconds.

In terms of size, CT5 is larger than ATS but smaller than CTS, which means that its shadow size is close to A4, 3 series and C grade. Inside, the shading indicates that the front space is good, while the back effect is better than expected. Although the accommodation is comfortable, a 6-foot-tall person can sit behind a 6-foot-tall driver.

Standard driver assistance technologies include forward collision warning, low-speed forward automatic emergency braking and pedestrian braking. Options include advanced adaptive cruise control, enhanced forward automatic emergency braking, automatic parking assist, high-definition surround vision (including video recorders!), rear pedestrian detection and warning, and automatic reversing braking.

Displaying the latest version of CUE (Cadillac User Experience) on a 10-inch screen is to handle the infotainment task of our car. Both technical and intuitive. No complaints. The radio knob is appreciated.

Finally, it is reported that there are few upgrades to the 2021 CT5, but it is worth noting. These include the newly installed high-definition 12-inch diagonal instrument panel, and the partially automated driving “enhanced super cruise with lane changes on demand.” On Premium Luxury and V, self-driving talent is optional.

Please pay attention to A4, 3 and C. Caddy attaches great importance to the compact sports car segment.

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