Which car is suitable for long distances?
While plug-in hybrid models tend to show their benefits on shorter commutes, they are at a disadvantage on longer trips. We advise commuters to use economical petrol or diesel engines or purely electric vehicles with a suitable range.
Audi e tron
The Audi e-tron is the first all-electric production model from the Audi brand and is exactly between the Audi Q5 and Q7 in terms of size. The Audi e-tron is 4.90 meters long and offers enough interior space thanks to a wheelbase of 2.93 meters. With a width of 2.19 meters, the e-tron does not exactly narrow itself in road traffic. the The AC charging power is 11 kW, the battery of 71-95 kWh can be charged at the DC fast charging station with a top charging power of 150 kW reload. With a power range between 230 and 370 kW, this electric SUV does not have to hide, and the driving performance is not only convincing on the data sheet. The fastest models can reach speeds of up to 210 km / h and the Audi e-tron S quattro accelerates from 0 to 100 km / h in 4.5 seconds. The e-tron 55 quattro offers the longest range of up to 453 kilometers with a battery charge, but even this model variant is priced at at least 81,500 euros.
With a base price of over 69,100 euros, the Audi e-tron (Sportback) falls outside the financing limits. This 5-seater points with a huge amount of space, a 615-1725 liter luggage space and a maximum payload of 595 kilos. The roof load is set at 80 kg, the Audi e-tron (Sportback) can carry up to 1.8 tonnes on the hook and the maximum vertical load, for example for transporting bicycles, is 80 kg.
If you have to drive fast from A to B and want to charge fast, you should keep an eye on the four-door, purely electric BMW i4 Coupé. This electric vehicle has a top charging power of 205 kW, a power of between 250 and 400 kW and, like a BMW i4 M50 xDrive variant, an incredible torque of 795 Nm. Of The BMW i4 accelerates to highway speeds of 3.9 seconds and with a top speed (BMW i4 40 eDrive) of 190 km / h, it is also quite suitable for motorways. The BMW i4 M50 xDrive even reaches a top speed of 225 km / h. Thanks to a battery capacity of 83.9 kWh and Consumption values between 16.1-18.0 kWh / 100 km became one in the WLTP test cycle maximum range of 521-590 kilometers determined. The BMW i4 Coupé is 4.78 meters long, including the exterior mirrors 2.07 meters wide and 1.45 meters flat. With a wheelbase of 2.86 meters, this vehicle offers plenty of space on all seats. The luggage volume varies between 470 and 1,290 liters. The trailer load is stated as a maximum of 1.6 tonnes, the support and roof load is 75 kg each. Prices start at 59,200 euros.
Ford Mustang Mach-e
No, we would not recommend the classic Ford Mustang as a long-distance car, especially not with a 5.0 liter V8 petrol engine that can arouse emotions, but which should quickly turn out to be too thirsty on long journeys, and that is what space is somewhat limited. The electric pony, which got its name from the Mustang but contains a completely different concept, does it better. This purely electric SUV offers enough interior space and has a luggage space of between 322 and 1,420 liters. In terms of price, the Ford Mustang Mach-e starts at 56,500 euros – so it has increased by around 7,500 euros in recent weeks. The power range of the Ford Mustang Mach-e is between 198-358 kW, the peak charging power of the top model is 150 kW and the range According to WLTP, it can cover up to 610 kilometers with just one battery charge amount, but then you have to press the accelerator pedal very carefully.
Hyundai Ioniq 5
The Koreans must be complimented, as they bring the 800-volt charging technology on the market for a base price of 41,900 euros, which reduces charging times many times over. Hyundai Ioniq 5 measures 4.64 meters in length and has a wheelbase of three meters. The luggage volume varies between 527 and 1,587 liters, the maximum load is 465 kg and the maximum load for the trailer is 1.6 tonnes. The support load of 100 kg is as convincing as the roof load of 80 kg and the one who has one Range of up to 481 kilometers manages, he really does nothing wrong with Ioniq 5. The power range between 125 and 225 kW is convincing, there are two battery sizes to choose from for the power supply: 58 or 72.6 kWh capacity and if you want you can achieve consumption values of around 16, 7-18.1 with this vehicle kWh / 100 km, so even longer distances can be traveled cheaply.
The KIA EV6 shares the technical components and benefits of the 800-volt technology with the Hyundai Ioniq 5. The vehicle has enough space for four to five people and a luggage volume of between 480 and 1,300 liters. The KIA EV6 is also available with a battery capacity of 55 or 77.4 kWh and Range of up to 546 kilometers also speaks for this vehicle as an ideal electric long-distance car. Prices start at 44,990 euros.
Mercedes Benz C class
The Mercedes-Benz C-Class Sedan is 4.75 meters long, 1.82 meters wide without exterior mirrors and 1.43 meters high. The wheelbase is 2.87 meters and provides a lot of space in the interior. Mercedes-Benz C-Class Limousine has a maximum of 5 seats. If the rear seats are not folded down, the luggage compartment has a load volume of between 315 and 455 liters. There are several units to choose from for the C-Class Sedan. In addition to 1.5 – 2.0 liter petrol and diesel engines, there is also a variant with a plug-in hybrid. The power range is between 120 and 313 kW, the consumption values are between 0.6 l / 100 km + 21.0 kWh / 100 km and 7.0 liters per 100 km. The maximum roof load on the Mercedes-Benz C-Class is specified at 100 kg, the maximum vertical load of 75 kg is also sufficient. The C-Class can handle a maximum of 1.8 tons on the hook. The price starts at 41,941.55 euros, we recommend the Mercedes-Benz C 220d for frequent drivers, which has a 147 kW diesel engine with a total consumption of 5.1 liters Diesel fuel convinces.
Mercedes Benz E-Class
If you need a little more space than in a C-class, you can reach the stars one figure higher and choose the E-class. The cheapest models currently start at 68,347.65 euros, for a diesel you have to invest a little more. Mercedes-Benz E-Class is also available in hybrid versions (diesel / electric and petrol / electric) and with pure petrol or diesel. We recommend frequent drivers to Mercedes-Benz E 300 d 4MATICwhich not only has a powerful diesel engine, but also has four-wheel drive and at the same time is involved 6.2 liters per 100 km should be satisfied.
Opel Insignia Sports Tourer
The currently largest Opel is the Opel Insignia Sports Tourer, it is not yet based on products from the Stellantis Group, but is the last Opel from the GM era. With prices starting at 38,350 euros, it is a cheap station wagon with plenty of space for children and cones and good driving characteristics. Although the Opel Insignia Sports Tourer is available with a 1.5 liter diesel (90 kW / 122 hp), we recommend frequent drivers for the 2.0 liter diesel unit with an output of 128 kW / 174 hp. This should be combined with one Consumption between 4.6 – 5.3 liters satisfied and thus achieves range of thanks to a tank volume of 62 liters more than 1200 kilometers with only one tank filling. The Opel Insignia Sports Tourer is 4.99 meters long, 2.09 meters wide including the exterior mirrors and 1.5 meters high. The luggage volume is stated at 560-1 665 liters.
Skoda Enyaq Coupe iV
The Skoda Enyaq Coupé iV RS can be purchased from 57,770 euros, so it falls just below the favorable company car tax. The model is ready to perform: 220 kW, a torque of 472 Nm, a top speed of 180 km / h and a Range of up to 499 kilometers, but the total consumption, which is set at 17.4 kWh / 100 km, will not be maintained if you drive faster more often. The vehicle is 4.65 meters long and 1.60 meters high and has a wheelbase of 2.77 meters. The luggage volume is 570-1 610 liters and the coupe on the Skoda Enyaq can also take 1,200 kg as an RS model.
Skoda Octavia Combi
When it comes to long-distance athletes, the Skoda Octavia Combi is cheap with a base price starting at 29,300 euros. In addition, the spacious and reliable Octavia is considered to be well-equipped and well-made. Octavia not only offers solid driving characteristics and technology, but also a lot of space. Seating and driving comfort are good, but the small tank forces frequent drivers to stop often to refuel. 2.0 TDI with an output of 85 kW has an average consumption of 4.2 liters per 100 km, for a vehicle with a length of 4.70 meters, a Luggage volume between 495 and 1,700 liters and a maximum towing load of 1.3 – 2.0 tons is a really good value. The vertical load is 80 kg, the roof load is 75 kg and if you like it especially sporty, you can choose the Skoda Octavia Combi RS. 2.0 TDI diesel has an output of 147 kW, WLTP consumption remains the same 4.4 liters / 100 km modest and the starting price of 42,430 euros is still manageable in this class.
Tesla model 3
If you let your eyes wander on the highway, you will increasingly discover a Tesla Model 3. As a rule, these vehicles drive very slowly in the right lane in the grinding current of a truck. Most Tesla 3 drivers can also drive quite fast, as the models reach top speeds of between 225 and 261 km / h. With a power range between 239 and 377 kW and torque between 420 and 660 Nm, Tesla plays in the sports car league. No wonder then that the fastest Tesla 3 accelerates to 100 km / h in 3.3 seconds could accelerate. But then you create the fantastic consumption values in between 14.0 and 16.5 kWh / 100 km not and neither Range of up to 602 kilometers with a battery charge. Thanks to a top charging capacity of up to 250 kW, a Tesla 3 is often only available for a short time at the charging stations or Tesla’s superchargers. Thanks to a battery capacity of between 68.3-80.5 kilowatt hours, the Tesla 3 is also recommended as a touring vehicle for longer distances. must keep an eye on the maximum payload of 379 kilos. The assistance systems seem to have more problems with the signs on German autobahns, where certain speed limits are sometimes recognized incorrectly. Prices start at 49,990 eurosthe models with maximum range can be purchased from 56,990 euros.