These days, those looking to blend performance with plenty of utility tend to opt for fast SUVs. With so many incredible options on the market and incredible chassis technology, these kinds of cars are much better than you might think given their normal ride height and weight. achieve handling.
But often there are comparably fast estate cars from the same manufacturer that are lower and lighter, giving you faster, sharper handling, not to mention better looks. The fast estate segment isn’t what it used to be, but there are still some great options for those who don’t want to go for the SUV you’ve heard of.
Best fast estate car.
- BMW M3 Touring
- Audi RS 6 Avant Performance
- Porsche Taycan Sport Turismo
- Porsche Panamera Sport Turismo
- Ford Focus ST Estate
- Audi RS 4 Avant Competition
- Volkswagen Golf R Estate
- Cupra Leon Estate
- Skoda Octavia vRS Estate
- Mercedes AMG C63 S E-Performance
Below is a selection of the best high speed real estate for sale right now…
1. BMW M3 Touring
This is a car you never thought BMW would make. The closest the German brand came was the estate version of the prototype of the E46 M3, but finally there is his M3 Touring produced based on the current ‘G80’ M3 Competition. And it’s great.
It’s significantly heavier than the M3 Comp sedan, but you don’t notice the extra bulk behind the steering wheel. In fact, the driving experience is almost identical. This is good news. Because the four-door version is a car that hides its weight very well and turns with incredible enthusiasm.
You get the same amount of luggage space as the standard 3 Series Touring – 500 liters with the rear seats up and 1,510 liters with the rear seats folded flat – and even easier to use, BMW’s 3.0 liter Twin Turbo Straight. It has the xDrive system. 503bhp with -six deploys fine, wet or dry. There’s even a rear-wheel drive mode if you dare.
2. Audi RS 6 Avant Performance
Audi didn’t invent the first estate, but it probably contributed more to the genre than any early brand. His RS 2, co-developed with Porsche, showed that Audi wasn’t tinkering, and that car launched a hot his wagon dynasty that continues to this day in the form of the RS 6 Avant.
The RS 6 was always very fast in a straight line and for one generation Audi had a twin-turbo V10. But what makes the current C8 different from its predecessor is its driving appeal, which the more sluggish RS 6 of the early days lacked. Additionally, Audi has improved the C8 even further with the launch of his RS 6 Performance.
With this version, Audi has pulled more of 21bhp and 50Nm of torque from the car’s 4.0-liter twin-turbo V8, giving it new figures of 621bhp and 850Nm with a 0-100km/h time of 3.4 seconds. The 8-cylinder engine sounds better in the cabin thanks to the removal of 8 kg of sound deadening material.
3. Porsche Taycan Sport Turismo
It’s much easier to find a fast electric SUV than a fast electric estate, but thankfully Porsche is making something that ticks the latter box in the form of the excellent Taycan Sport Turismo. There are plenty of powertrain options, none of which are slow. Even on the base car he hits 0-100 mph in 5.4 seconds.
The GTS ST is probably the sweet spot, just under 600bhp from the dual motor powertrain and a 0-100km/h time of 3.7 seconds. On the spiky end of the scale is the Turbo S, which does the same thing in a staggering 2.8 seconds, but costs a lot more to go that fast.At £143,400, his 2 on the entry-level Taycan ST It will be double the price. .
Porsche isn’t fast enough in a straight line, so Stuttgart has tried to make the Taycan as fun to drive as the company’s petrol-powered cars, and with great success. just now. However, with a modestly sized 446/1,200 liter trunk, it’s not as practical as we’d have liked.
4. Porsche Panamera Sport Turismo
If EV isn’t ready, Porsche also has an internal combustion engine wagon in the form of the Panamera Sport Turismo. It looks great, runs great, is available in a wide variety of engines, and has more trunk space than the Taycan ST on most models.
The entry model is equipped with a twin-turbo V6, but in order to make the most of Panamera’s excellent chassis, I really want a V8, which is a 4.0-liter twin-turbo shared with the RS6 mentioned above. At 472bhp his GTS is quick enough for most people, but for those looking for more than that, generating a mighty 620bhp he can do his 0-100km/h in 3.1 seconds. There is a Turbo S to achieve.
There are also plug-in hybrid options that electrify each of these engines, but they are very heavy and lose some trunk space due to battery packaging.
5. Ford Focus ST Estate
The Ford Focus ST Estate was destined to be a great car. The regular Focus wagon is highly rated, and so is the ST hatchback, so it’s no surprise that this combination of his two fetches a pretty special price.
Under the hood is a 2.3-liter in-line 4 ‘Ecoboost’ engine derived from the unit found in the previous generation entry-level Mustang, here producing 276bhp and 420Nm. This is deployed on the road very effectively via an electronically controlled locking differential and also helps combat understeer, especially in cornering.
It’s not quite as a handling hero as the smaller Fiesta ST, but that’s acceptable given that the Hot Focus isn’t far off and has a payload capacity of up to 1,620 liters.
6. Audi RS 4 Avant Competition
Another fast Audi estate legend with an incredible pedigree of its own is the RS 4. His B5 version of the original used a twin-turbo V6 and put out a lewd-sounding 375bhp of him at the time. It will return to the same engine configuration as before.
This time it’s a 3.0 liter unit co-developed with Porsche that develops 444bhp, which of course is sent to all four wheels via a quattro all-wheel drive system. This figure is far lower than what the BMW M3 Touring manages, and the RS 4 is also less attractive. But the excellent RS 4 Competition Runout Special fills the gap with a series of chassis tweaks, reduced soundproofing, a retuned gearbox and various carbon fiber addenda.
What makes the RS 4 particularly great is that, like most of its predecessors and nearly every generation of the RS 6, it is only available as an ‘Avant’ estate.
7. Volkswagen Golf R Estate
On paper, the latest generation version of this car looks a lot like the old car. It uses almost the same engine as the Mk7 version, but with only a slight increase in power, it’s still all-wheel drive and looks pretty similar. However, the Golf R has a new trick called the torque vectoring system that allows him to send up to 100% of the engine torque to one wheel.
So if you corner hard, you can actually feel the rear end of this car move a bit.
In terms of practicality, the presence of the all-wheel drive system makes it lose a bit of space compared to a typical Golf Estate, but there’s plenty of 611 liters of space for your recently purchased flatpack furniture.
8. Cupra Leon Estate
The current generation car transforms from SEAT Leon Cupra to Cupra Leon. Along with the branding change comes new powertrain options. As before, the wagon was powered by a 2.0-liter inline-four engine making about 300bhp, but now he also has the option of his 242bhp plug-in hybrid based on the 1.4-liter engine. . , with a 2.0-liter unit he puts out a modest 187bhp, while a 1.5-liter motor puts out only 148bhp.
Only the first two versions can be considered ‘fast’, but we believe that if you choose the Cupra Leon you should choose the pure petrol model that runs ‘properly’ and is the most powerful . It comes standard with all-wheel drive for excellent straight-line performance in both wet and dry conditions. It’s also an exciting car for dispatching a nice set of curves, though it misses the “drift mode” featured on the related Golf R.
9. Skoda Octavia vRS Estate
If the Cupra Leon and the Volkswagen Golf R are a little too hot for you, the Skoda Octavia vRS might be for you. One of the most practical and practical performance cars that is also marketed as a hatchback, he is especially useful in estate form thanks to its 660-liter trunk.
It’s not as thrilling as some of the other cars on this page, but it’s still a fun and capable option, taking advantage of the ubiquitous ‘EA888’ 2.0-liter inline 4-cylinder engine found under the hood of a Golf R. am. Cupra Leon. Here we develop 242bhp delivered to the front wheels via a manual gearbox (or optional dual-clutch automatic) and a clever electronically controlled locking differential.
Not smart enough? There’s also a 197bhp diesel-powered vRS and a (temporarily unavailable) 1.4-liter plug-in hybrid, but our preference is the 2.0-liter.
10. Mercedes AMG C63 S E-Performance
The old C 63 was at the top of the fast estate rankings, so why is the new C 63 at the bottom of the charts? You can see that the 4.0-liter twin-turbo V8 that gargles with is gone.
On the plus side, this is a great engine, derived from the hunk that powers the firecracker Mercedes AMG A45. In this configuration he puts out 469bhp with only 4 pots. Level V8 C63 production. In addition, two types of electric assist are included. The turbocharger spins up electronically, virtually eliminating lag. And an electric motor built into the gearbox makes it even more responsive and delivers more power.
The result is a whopping 670bhp, but the C 63 S E-Performance needs more power as the hybrid system adds 250kg to an already heavy car. As such, handling is somewhat dull. That said, the way the two power sources work together is seamless, so if you’re looking for a more laid-back, fast wagon to do a fair amount of driving, this car is worth a look.
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