2010 Audi A4 2.0 TDI 120hp
This Audi A4 stands on Nordic winter tyres with 16” alloy wheels. The paint is Lava Gray Metallic.
In 2010 the 2.0 TDI was delivered in 4 variants – 120 hp, 136 hp, 140 hp and 170 hp. All engines shared the same mechanical components, but were electronically tuned to perform differently. The 120 hp is still in Audi’s TDI program as a special down-tuned model for high-tax countries, like Norway and Denmark. Low tuned engines can easily be “chipped” for more Power later.
The down-tuned engine is not a big problem as there is plenty of torque in the engine (290 Nm between 1750-2500 rpm). This car is lowered 2 cm (3/4”) from the factory and has the sport suspension. This, plus Audi’s good handling and aerodynamics makes this A4 a decent motorway-cruiser.
2010 Volkswagen Polo 1.4 / 86 DSG Comfort 5 door
This Polo Mark V is finished in Shadow Blue metallic paint. The pictures are taken around midsummer in Oslo.
I don’t know if it’s supposed to be secret, but Polo comes in two sizes, – small and big. Although they look exactly the same on the outside, they are quite different underneath. The small Polo has a 3-cylinder engine. It runs on a quite soft suspension, stops with disc brakes on the front wheels and drum brakes (!) on the rear wheels. The big Polo has 4-cylinder engines, runs on a more firm and sporty suspension and has disc brakes all around. It also has wider tires. Believe me, the difference is very noticeable. The small Polo runs like a small car. The big Polo runs like a Golf.
The Polo on the gallery is a “big” Polo. With its 7-speed DSG automatic gear box, it is a pleasure to drive.