Rus News Journal

In the footsteps of Lomonosov: «From Arkhangelsk in Arkhangelsk»

on October, 16-17th Volvo Car Russia company organised automobile race from Arkhangelsk in situated near Moscow memorial estate Arkhangelsk, dated for the beginning of sales in Russia diesel versions of Volvo. Along with the best seller of the Russian market the versatile person of cross-country capacity XC70 and versatile person V70 which world premiere passed on the Geneva showroom of 2007 left off-road car XC90 on start in Arkhangelsk also.

All three cars are equipped five-cylinder rjadnymi with diesel engines of Volvo D5 a working volume of 2,4 l. Completely the aluminium motor gives out capacity of 185 h.p. and a twisting moment 400 N/m, realised in a wide range of turns: from 1500 to 2700 rpm. The engine is supplied by a turbocharger with electronic control and vanguard technology of multidot injection of fuel. The control system of engine work provides the highest moshchnostnye characteristics at the minimum consumption of fuel.

sazhevyj the filter with a catalytic basis from precious metals is established by Neobsuzhivaemyj in standard equipment that allows diesel-engined car D5 to correspond to severe standards Euro-4. Besides, practically all cars delivered to Russia, will be equipped with a parking heater with the time clock. In frosty winter morning this option strongly facilitates life rossijkomu to the motorist.

run «From Arkhangelsk in Arkhangelsk» has been urged to show all advantages of diesel engines of Volvo: their endurance, unpretentiousness to the Russian diesel fuel and the low expense. For comparisons on fuel consumption in run were two cars of Volvo with petrol motors XC90 2.5T and XC70 3.2 are taken also. As a result on finish of a 1236-kilometre distance it was found out that a diesel engine appeared in one and a half time more economically petrol motors: 11 against 17 litres on 100 km. Thus on quality of diesel fuel on all extent of a route: from Arkhangelsk to Moscow of questions also did not arise. After start it was required to diesel engines only two refuellings: in Velske and Rostov. Though it was theoretically possible to hold on and on one: at hardly more economic driving of a full tank quite suffices on 600-650 km of run.

on reliability neither to motors, nor to cars of Volvo of claims also cannot be. Any breakage, on one of 9 cars, at a total distance of run more than 10 000 km. The Swedish cars with ease transferred all falsities of the inhospitable Russian roads laid in those places on which almost three centuries ago there was to Moscow beaten to the Arkhangelsk fish transport holmogorsky fellow Mihajlo Lomonosov.

It is remarkable that in a threshold of the 300 anniversary of the great Russian scientist we almost in accuracy (truth in 30 times faster) repeated that way, which Mihajlo Vasilyevich Lomonosov went to Moscow in 1730. And it is twice symbolical that this way has been done at the wheel the Swedish cars! After all the Swedish Royal academy in 1760 of the first in Europe welcomed to Lomonosov degree of the academician. However, on it investments of Scandinavians in the Russian culture and a science at all did not end. They proceed and now. After all the choice as a place of finish of smart manor of Russian classicism in Arkhangelsk - also was not casual. He also spoke not only accord of names. Now on Volvo companys resources in memorial estate Arkhangelsk restoration of a part of historical monuments, in particular is conducted: columns in honour of visit here Alexander III. Its solemn opening should take place in November, 2007. Sales in Russia diesel Volvos already started!