2003 Rover 75: Regular Car Reviews
In October 1998, the Rover 75 debut took place at the Birmingham auto show. The car changed the 600 and 800 series on the conveyor. The model is the fruit of close cooperation between BMW and the "Rover". The development took four years of work and 700 million pounds. Imposing costs due to the fact that the car created a fundamentally new.
The look turned out in English refined. Everything from the stylish contours of the radiator grille to the characteristic rear pillar, effectively turning into the surface of the trunk, is subject to the philosophy of design integrity, where each element fits seamlessly into the overall image of the car. Subtle use of chromium in the exterior and interior, give their share of charm. Characteristic dual headlights can be xenon, which allows for more powerful and uniform lighting. To improve visibility slightly increased side mirrors, while maintaining their attractive teardrop-shaped form.
The Rover 75 comes in two body styles: the sedan and wagon 75 Tourer (debuted in spring 2001). Both options have one of the most stylish, elegant and comfortable salons. The interior decoration amazes with the luxury of the dashboard, finished with polished walnut veneer, with rich oval scales of a speedometer and a tachometer of a noble ivory color and round clock clocks. Expensive soft plastic, a little sporty three-spoke steering wheel with the Rover logo, heavy chrome door handles, velor or leather of the highest grades - everything is harmoniously put together.
All information is displayed on the multifunction display of the onboard computer and other control devices, providing the driver with full information about the status of each of the vehicle systems. Rover 75 itself will warn you about the need to visit the service center and even about what kind of operation you need to perform. Smart electronics automatically turns on the wipers and adjusts their operation depending on the intensity of precipitation, and in case of freezing or fogging of the rear window, the heating is automatically turned on.
Chic comfortable seats provide excellent support and comfort. The individual space of each passenger is thought out to the smallest detail. Silence inside the cabin is achieved by double noise isolation of the engine compartment and the use of thicker glasses.
And with all its respectability and pretentiousness, the Rover 75 is not without purely practical elements, like, say, a folding rear seat with a hatch for carrying long items. And the back seat of the versatile person develops not only entirely, but also in parts.
Three options are available - Classic, Club and Connoisseur, each impressive list of standard equipment. The main highlight of the more expensive bundles of Club and Connoisseur is the climate control, which, unlike a conventional air conditioner, automatically maintains the selected temperature in the cabin.
Particular attention designers Rover 75 paid rigidity using a new alloy that combines strength and lightness. The McPherson compact front suspension and the revolutionary Z-shaped rear suspension give the car excellent control. The special geometry of the suspension, which provides the minimum level of longitudinal vibrations of the car, is a guarantee of stability even under intensive braking and acceleration, and the steering mechanism with hydraulic booster and the optimum gear ratio of 18: 1 ensures comfortable and reliable control of the Rover 75 at any speed.
The basis of the range of engines for the sedan and station wagon Rover 75 consists of three petrol engines: a low-budget naturally aspirated 4-cylinder 1.8 and a powerful 1.8 Turbo, as well as 2.5 V6.
The automatic transmission has five gears that allow you to get a more vigorous acceleration from any speed and at the same time improve the economic performance of the car. In the transmission there are three different modes - Normal (normal), Sports (sports) and Winter (winter) - each of them is designed for certain road conditions.
Security experts Rover paid special attention. The Rover 75 is designed to protect its passengers and their baggage as much as possible from that potential hazard. More than 40% of body parts are made of special high-strength alloys. The strength structure of the floor, protective bars in the doors, reinforced panels in the driver’s and passenger’s legs together form the basis of the so-called “protective capsule” for passengers. Additional reinforcement of the doorways around the perimeter allows you to avoid jamming of the door during a frontal impact. Among other elements of passive safety are front and side airbags for the driver and passenger, seat belt pretensioners and specially shaped seats to prevent people from diving under the seat belt in the event of an accident.
At the highest level and active security system. The Rover 75 comes standard with a four-channel ABS with EBD and disc brakes on all wheels.
There is a multi-stage anti-theft system on the Rover 75. It securely locks the door locks, trunk, fuel tank flap and immediately turns on the alarm at the slightest hint of an invasion. Plus engine immobilizer and remote control with a rolling code.
There are a lot of advantages: a very rigid body, a complicated BMW-shaped rear suspension, a decent set of engines, modern active and passive safety systems, a wide choice of luxurious materials for interior trim, a rich palette of characteristic body colors, the ability to order a car with an exclusive Personal Line trim. All this allowed the Rover 75 to win the title of car of the year in the UK.
In 2004, an upgraded version of the Rover 75 was released. This update is the first since the mass production of the car began in 1999. To say that the "seventy-fifth" has changed dramatically, it is impossible. The first thing that immediately catches the eye is the head light optics. Now it is not a twin round headlamps, but fashionable headlamps. The front fenders and the hood have undergone a certain retouching - they have received much sharper outlines. The grille has become a little larger, and now it fits even better into the modified bumper.
Exterior Rover 75 supplemented with a chrome handle tailgate, turn signal repeaters, more stylish wheels and a completely new color scheme.
Engines and transmission for the updated Rover 75 remained the same.