Test Alfa Romeo Crosswagon Q4 | Motors TV

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Alfa Romeo Crosswagon

Q4

Intro: A PRECURSOR TO THE KAMAL

The of a new Alfa Romeo always up the ears of automobile enthusiasts. The is no exception to the rule and its diesel didn#146;t scare us off. In we really wanted to try out its all wheel transmission#44; because in the near it will equip Alfa#146;s 4X4#44; the Kamal scheduled for a release.

In the meantime#44; Alfa chose to add it on to the 156 Sportwagon to give it a look#44; that of a battler#44; to Audi#146;s Allroad and the Cross from Volvo.

Esthetique: THE LOOK OF A BATTLER

the adaptation is a hit. The Designers at the style centre in Varese the roof bars and fenders of the 156 and them on the Crosswagon. For the invisible steel protectors on the chassis covers were chosen. For the however#44; the front and rear are specific and integrate metal

The Alfa Crosswagon was concocted for on several types of road or terrains; the ground clearance has raised by 6.5cms. The Q4 is shod specific Pirelli #34;All tyres and they go handsomely the rest of the general line of the In the interior#44; the Q4 hasn#146;t been any specific equipment. They an effort despite it all in terms of in adopting the lining from the and that#146;s about it.

We did#44; note the presence of a Blue telephone system where you can the phone without distraction. For the while not going over the top in of habitability#44; the 156 conserves its original

Motorization: NOTHING BUT OIL

The Q4 is powered by a motor. Up until now#44; was nothing to mention#44; especially it comes from the 1.9 litre JTD including the power it provides at 150 But we wanted more from the gearbox with which it was to the motor itself.

For anti#45;pollution the gears are too short and one cannot make use of the engine#146;s power. And one is forced to rely on the torque#44; and the Q4 the driver to cool his heals due to a staged gearbox. For a constructor who its reputation on the sporting characteristics of its this is a real set back. the market dictates the rules and in if you don#146;t offer a diesel#44; you sell cars.

One thus hoped that Romeo would have more original in its choices.

On the IMPROVEMENT

With the raising of the ground the suspension was obviously modified. It the needed smoothness#44; all the while the rigidity that allows the 156 to on to its original road going In terms of handling#44; it is clearly to the all#45;wheel drive transmission the Q4 has increased traction and precision.

transmission is the real strong of the Alfa. Firstly#44; it uses differentials#44; including a central Torsen type differential. It is the of this type have adapted to a transversally mounted It allows for better control of the between the front and rear and can redistribute the power depending on the

Up to 80#37; of the torque can be transmitted at the while accelerating versus at the front under braking. For the it is a reassuring transmission in any circumstance. to precise steering and excellent it leaves one to imagine what it be like if it was installed on a 156 GTA.

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