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Prestigious Golf Class


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Prestigious Golf Class
Prestigious Golf Class

Not limited to a simple listing of the characteristics of all models, we offer the optimal, in our opinion, configuration with an indication of its cost. At the same time, we take into account that for the most part, buyers of such cars prefer the version with automatic transmission - the initial price of such a car is indicated in brackets. As a separate line, we mark where to look for materials about this model in the archive on the site Please note that the CAR index refers to the modification that we recommend to you. So, study, count and choose.

Audi A3, from 869, 000 (940, 000) rubles, CAR from 7.90 rubles / km

Audi A3 Sportback S line / Standaufnahme


The debut of the third generation model took place in Geneva in 2012 - the A3 was created on the basis of the MQB platform, which also gave birth to the seventh Golf, Leon and Octavia, which were just appearing in Russia. In the fall, sales of 180 strong 3 doors began, and in January of this year, orders for Sportback were opened, which in Russia is much more popular. It is gratifying that, compared to its predecessor, the price of 5 doors decreased by 7-10%. Moreover, for now, you can buy modifications with a completely independent suspension, since the H-shaped beam relies on versions with engines with a capacity of less than 110 liters. S., which are not available in Russia. Perhaps by the end of the year dealers will have a sedan.

+ Excellent ergonomics and exemplary interior decoration; excellent controllability; powerful and economical motors; four-wheel drive

- Limited choice of engines; expensive options

Our choice: “Sportbek-1.8TFSI” 1, 080, 000 rubles. with automatic transmission

Engine: 1798 cm3; 180 l s./ 5100–6200 rpm; 25.5 kgf • m / 1250-5000 rpm

Temperament: 232 km / h; 7.3 s (0–100 km / h); 4.8–7.0 l / 100 km

Possible options: 1.4T (122 hp); 3-door; 4WD

BMW of the 1st series, from 875, 000 (960, 000) rubles, CAR from 7.47 rubles / km

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The second generation car appeared in Russia in 2011. The most affordable BMW has retained a rare classic in the golf class, got more powerful engines, has become more interesting from the outside, more spacious and more solid inside. And most importantly - undoubtedly cheaper. The suspension is now more comfortable, and a more spacious interior and trunk made the car slightly replenish. Sales opened with a 5-door modification, and a three-door hatch appeared last fall. For the first time in the history of the model "unit" can be obtained with all-wheel drive. Let's say, “120d-X-Drive” is 100 thousand more expensive than a rear-wheel drive car, however, it is equipped only with a manual gearbox.

+ Excellent ergonomics; fuel efficiency; comfortable suspension

- Limited choice of engines; cramped sofa

Our choice: "118i-Urban" 1, 080, 000 rubles. with automatic transmission

Engine: 1598 cm3; 170 l with. / 4800 rpm; 25.5 kgf • m / 1500–4500 rpm

Temperament: 225 km / h; 7.4 s (0–100 km / h); 4.8–7.5 l / 100 km

Possible options: 116i (136 l. From.); M135 (320 hp); 120d (184 hp); 3-door; 4WD

Volvo-V40-Cross-Country, from (1, 189, 000) rubles, CAR from 10.62 rubles / km

Volvo V40XC


The world premiere of the new V40 hatchback took place last year in Geneva, and production was launched at the Volvo factory in Belgium. Unlike Europe, in our country they will exclusively sell the Cross-Country modification - this is the same V40, but in an off-road plastic body kit and with an optional all-wheel drive transmission. At first, it will be possible to choose from three gasoline engines, with the T5 index hiding both the European 213 strong turbo-four and the 24T liter 2.5T engine, familiar to the US residents and loved by Russians on the S60 model. with. Toward the end of the year, diesel versions are expected.

+ Comfortable and high-quality interior; decent soundproofing; powerful motors; four-wheel drive; interesting appearance

- High price; large surcharge for the 2.5T engine; relatively low (145 mm) ground clearance

Our choice: "T4 Kinetic" 945 000 rubles. with automatic transmission

Engine: 1984 cm3; 180 l s./5000 rpm; 30.6 kgf • m / 2700–5000 rpm

Temperament: 215 km / h; 8.7 s (0–100 km / h); 6.0-10.5 l / 100 km

Possible options: 2.0T (213 hp); 2.5T (249 hp); 4WD

Lexus-ST, from (1 318 000) rubles, CAR from 12.20 rubles / km

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This is not just a more prestigious version of the Prius: the Lexus hybrid is emphasized impractical - in terms of the amount of luggage and the spaciousness on the couch, the hatchback seems to be losing to Toyota, hinting at a slightly different target audience. The car is characterized by excellent quality of interior decoration, stylish appearance and, of course, scanty fuel consumption. It is a pity that a 99-strong gasoline engine paired with an electric motor cannot provide a confident acceleration outside city speeds. And do not be afraid of a hybrid drive - for three years of sales in Russia, this unit has shown its high reliability.

+ Comfortable suspension; high profitability; commendable handling; low tax

- Expensive MOT; mediocre dynamics; cramped sofa; high price; modest trunk

Our choice: "CT200h-Executive" 1 495 000 rub.

Engine: 1798 cm3 + electric motor; 136 l with.

Temperament: 180 km / h; 10.3 s (0–100 km / h); 3.7 l / 100 km

Possible options: no

Mercedes-Benz A-class, from 875, 000 (1, 170, 000) rubles, CAR from 9.39 rubles / km

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In the third generation, the A-class jumped from micro-vans into a golf class, turning into a full-fledged 5-door hatchback. Under the hood of the car, a 1.6-liter turbo engine settled in, paired with a 7G-DCT robotic manual gearbox with two clutches. It is gratifying that the newcomer is not far behind the older brothers in interior decoration - without exaggeration, the interior of the Ashka can be called the most upscale among competitors. It is also worth noting that this is a rare representative of a car with a three-beam star, which can also be bought with a manual gearbox.

+ Stylish, precision in quality interior; comfortable suspension; spacious lounge; intriguing appearance; Optimum version and price for the “Special Series” version

- A narrow selection of engines; lack of all-wheel drive modifications; high price options

Our choice: A200 “Special Series” 1, 170, 000 rubles. with automatic transmission

Engine: 1595 cm3; 156 l s./5300 rpm; 25.5 kgf • m / 1250-4000 rpm

Temperament: 224 km / h; 8.3 s (0–100 km / h); 4.8–7.3 l / 100 km

Options available: 1.6T (122 hp)

Citroen-DS4, from 767, 000 (871, 000) rubles, CAR from 8.90 rubles / km

DS4 050


The second representative of the DS line appeared with us a year ago. Having a minimum of common details with the C4 donor, “de-es”, thanks to the excellent quality of decoration and the abundance of chrome, looks emphasized glamorously, which is also facilitated by the elegantly hidden rear doors. But the DS4 suspension is noticeably stiffer, and the lack of rear power windows will not please those who have to spend time on the couch. However, due to the increased by 30 mm clearance, this “gloss” can give odds to a more mundane C4.

+ Stylish exterior and interior; high-quality finish; spacious sofa; high ground clearance

- Lack of rear power windows; stiff suspension

Our choice: “1, 6T-So-Chic” 955 000 rub. with automatic transmission

Engine: 1598 cm3; 150 l with. / 6000 rpm; 24.5 kgf • m / 1400 rpm

Temperament: 212 km / h; 9.0 s (0–100 km / h); 6.0-10.6 l / 100 km

Possible options: 1.6 liters (120 liters. From.); 1.6T (200 hp)

"Subaru-WRX", from 1 483 000 (2 112 300) rubles., CAR from 17.58 rubles / km

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More recently, the WRX and WRX-STI indices followed the name of the Impreza model. But after the available 1.5-liter modification left the market, and the XV crossover took the place of the 2-liter, the alluring abbreviations can now be seen in the immediate vicinity of the name “Subaru”. The basic version is already generously equipped. Much more important is the fact that the WRX is not only rapidly accelerating, but also fun to drive: with such a machine you can easily become a regular on the Myachkovo circuit.

+ A pronounced image of a sports car; excellent driving habits

- Expensive maintenance; high transport tax

Our choice: "WRX NT sedan" 1 499 100 rub.

Engine: 2457 cm3; 265 liters with. / 6000 rpm; 35.0 kgf • m / 4000 rpm

Temperament: 209 km / h; 6.0 s (0–100 km / h); 8.1-14.4 l / 100 km

Possible options: WRX-STI (300 l. From.); hatchback

Toyota Prius, from (1, 189, 000) rubles, CAR from 11.86 rubles / km



In the golf class, along with the Lexus-ST, there are only two cars equipped in addition to the internal combustion engine with an auxiliary electric motor. The Prius is the third generation of the Toyota hybrid, but the first to be officially sold in Russia. He has an amazingly spacious interior, a spectacular appearance and dynamics that will not make the owner blush in any situation. Another thing is that the talents of an advanced car will cost you a pretty penny: the Prius is more expensive than, say, the optimal Camry.

+ High profitability; the appearance and image of a high-tech car; spacious and comfortable cabin

- Very high price

Our choice: Prestige 1 395 000 rub.

Engine: 1798 cm3 + electric motor; 136 l with.

Temperament: 180 km / h; 10.4 s (0–100 km / h); 3.7–3.9 l / 100 km

Possible options: no

Volkswagen-Sirocco, from 956, 000 (1, 153, 000) rubles, CAR from 9.19 rubles / km



The experience of competitors who managed to draw a clear line between the 3- and 5-door hatchback was not in vain - in Wolfsburg they decided to go even further and distance the mass Golf from the more pretentious Cirocco as much as possible. And the goal, without a doubt, is achieved. At the wheel of a car that claims prestige and sportiness, the attention of those around you will be provided. Well, powerful motors, an excellent DSG gearbox and sharp chassis tuning guarantee a dashing drive.

+ Attractive appearance; powerful and economical motors; DSG box

- Expensive options

Our choice: 1.4 TSI (160 hp) 1, 153, 000 rubles. with automatic transmission

Engine: 1390 cm3; 160 l with. / 5800 rpm; 24.5 kgf • m / 1500-4000 rpm

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