With the DBX, Aston Martin is setting another flavor in the trendy SUV segment. Driven by the 4.0-liter twin-turbo V8 from Mercedes, the DBX delivers 550 hp and 700 Nm of torque. This beast has all the bits you’d expect from you Aston Martin, such as an outstanding appearance, fantastic driving experience and handling, together with a classy interior.
The Aston Martin DBX is the British automaker’s first SUV to carry a lot of responsibility. The promise was to become a blue Aston that is part thriller and part gentle character. It is a good alternative to the Lamborghini Urus and the Range Rover Sport.
The DBX has a sporty exterior
The Aston Martin DBX looks spectacular. The design is classic Aston Martin, which can be seen from a mile away. The DBX is 5,099 mm long, 1,998 mm wide and 1,680 mm high. A traditional DB grill in advance is now scaled to the size of a billboard to accommodate the size of the car. It’s also the largest grille ever mounted on an Aston Martin. The long bonnet with the tight-fitting roof gives the DBX a class of its own.
At the rear, the trunk lid of the DBX solidifies, as you will not confuse it with anything other than an Aston. The LED light strip is the central highlight of its design, which runs from the shoulder, is integrated into the spoiler and merges back into the other shoulder of the car. The double exhaust trims give the vehicle more character at the rear. The DBX looks sporty on the sides. It has all the functional vents and is standard offers 22 ” wheels which can be scaled up to 23 ”.
The DBX gets a spa-like, luxurious interior
The interior of the car feels like a leather boutique. The DBX has three different leather qualities available and digital dials along with a 10.25 ” screen. However, it is not a touchscreen and comes from Mercedes and is operated via buttons and dials in the center console. The quality alone is fascinating. Every touchpoint in the car is made of either leather or Alcantara. The attention to detail is immense, because even the side handles are quilted in leather and feel as if they belong in a luxury wallet.
The car’s technology includes 64 colors of ambient lighting, a 360-degree parking camera, 3-zone automatic air conditioning, an 800 W sound system and optionally heated and ventilated seats. A lane departure warning system and adaptive cruise control are also available as options. In terms of safety, the DBX has eight airbags, ABS, ESC and ISOFIX child seat holders as standard. ADAS is an option that could be added to the mix. The rear passengers are also well received in the DBX with comfortable four-seater seats, as a transmission tunnel restricts the space for the middle passenger.
The DBX has AMG performance
The power source for the DBX is the sensational 4.0-liter biturbo V8 from Mercedes-AMG, a jewel of an engine that can be found under the hood of a whole range of AMG models. The unit propels the car from 0-60 mph in 4.5 seconds and has a top speed of 181 mph. The only transmission option available is that of a nine-speed automatic. The engine is very well tuned by Aston Martin and gives the DBX a strong character with its powerful central rim and a strong upper end. The drivetrain can send up to 100% power to the rear wheels, and the limited slip differential decides what to do with that power. The steering feedback is excellent and this sports SUV comes closest to that of a low sports car in terms of driving behavior.
The Aston Martin DBX is a beautiful car both inside and out. It’s a letter of intent regarding luxury, performance, and practicality. Aston Martin did its best in its very first SUV and it reflects the quality and most importantly the feel of the car. Starting at $ 176,900, the DBX is anything but affordable. Rivals are better value for money, but none of them can match the feel of the DBX. At the end of the day, it’s not just a car or just any sports SUV; it’s an Aston Martin.
The new DBX was designed with “a clear focus on a spacious and luxurious cabin … to better reach customers who prefer to be driven.”
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