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Daihatsu Copen Review

Cute and timeless sports cars Daihatsu Copenhagen has become much more desirable with incisors even more frugal new 1.3-liter engine, higher gearing to enhance refinement and a sharp new price of only 10 995 pounds on-the-road.It is a full 2.500 pounds less than the original model introduced for the '04 model year, which quickly attracted a fan club enthusiasts seduced by its cute looks, timeless, effortless electric folding metal roof and maneuverability.Originally designed for the Japanese Kei-car market alone, the UK importer, Daihatsu Vehicle Distributors Limited convinced the plant re-engineering of the small 660 cc turbo petrol engine to comply with all the European reception vehicle.


Daihatsu Copen
 Daihatsu Copen


Now, on appeal in Copenhagen has expanded greatly thanks to the installation of the same 87-horsepower engine as the Sirion supermini which not only increases performance and economy but allows higher gearing more relaxed cruising.Visually, the only difference with the pure form of the old Daihatsu clear of Copenhagen is a rear spoiler and a bunch of small range of new colors.Daihatsu Managing Director, Paul Tunnicliffe, said: "We are all car enthusiasts here and Daihatsu have contributed to the original model in the market in the UK.
"This is a lively new engine and at very competitive prices, we are pleased not only not a" halo "model in our range, but to offer fellow enthusiasts such a personal and affordable fun car."


Daihatsu Copen
 Daihatsu Copen



The new engine transforms Appeal

The new Copen 1.3-liter gasoline totally transforms the small car's appeal while providing better fuel economy and lower exhaust emissions - a specialist Daihatsu.For example, the revised sports car now has 112 mph top speed (up to 6 miles per hour), 0-62 h in only 9.5 seconds instead of 11.7 seconds, a stronger, more sensitive to gas throughout the rpm-range area.Just as important, fuel economy is outstanding at 36.7 Urban 56.5 mpg Extra Urban and 47.1 mpg combined cycle (a 35.8/50.4 and 44.1 mpg). Meanwhile, CO2 emissions drop from 151 g / km to 140 g / km.


Daihatsu Copen
 Daihatsu Copen


And the increased power of 19 hp and 14.5 lb-ft of torque increase, the team was raised to the fourth, for example, is the same as the previous one fifth to 15.9 mph / 1000 rpm and drawing of new fifth 19.4 mph / 1,000 rpm. This improves fuel economy and refinement.The same engine is very developed, and is basically the same equipment installed in the Daihatsu Sirion supermini.With dynamic variable Valve Timing (DVVT) that improves traction at low speed and high speed response, housing two camshafts is compact and lightweight, with an alloy head and block.In fact, the new Daihatsu only 27 kg more than the 660 cc model early and now weighs 850 kg mobile Copenhagen.


Daihatsu Copen
 Daihatsu Copen


Power is 87 hp at 6000 rpm with a torque of � 88.5 m at 4400 rpm. The engine has a compression ratio of 10.3:1 and a bore and stroke of 72 x 79.7 mm.It is also resistant to the camshaft drive chains that do not require maintenance and can shoot like belt systems. Oil change intervals are now 9000 miles rather than the previous model 660 cc 3000 miles.

The world's first self-regenerating Catalyst

The new Sirion 1.3 liters released in 2005 show the first self-regenerating catalyst. This innovation is also shared by the new Copen.It 'actually extend the catalytic converter, reducing maintenance costs and is kind to the environment, because it keeps' healthy' the catalyst for a mileage greater importance of the already low 140 g / km does not increase as the engine ages.This revolutionary technology works by providing a capacity for self-regeneration of precious metal particles, which normally breaks down.Using nanotechnology, the intelligent catalyst incorporates metallic ions of palladium, the most heat sensitive of the metals used in catalytic converters.Depending on temperature and available oxygen, the particles turn in and out of a crystalline state therefore regenerating and prolonging the cat's ability to clean exhaust fumes.


Daihatsu Copen
 Daihatsu Copen


Disarming looks a lovely party-Piece

The Copenhagen Daihatsu is disarming, cute looks perfectly express its fun image, with a rounded, teardrop-shaped design, and minimal overhangs front oval and taillights.Its cabin is particularly pleasant and intimate without being cramped. In fact, despite an official title as the Japanese mini-car (Kei-Car), the Copen is wide enough interior space and for more than six feet tall.The most important of Copenhagen Daihatsu "party piece", obviously, is an electric folding hard-top - very similar to that of a Mercedes SLK - offering excellent security and weather protection.All the driver need only open two catches of the windshield and press the button on the center console. Aluminum roof light, then folded in the trunk of less than 20 seconds.


Daihatsu Copen
 Daihatsu Copen


Luggage capacity is up to the roof enough to the weekend off. The roof down, there is room for a sporty drawstring bag.Front-wheel drive Daihatsu Copen measures 3440 mm long, has a width of 1,475 mm, outside mirrors and 1,245 mm high. Its wheelbase is 2225 mm, overhangs are tiny and the driver sits perfectly between front and rear wheels for extra privacy management. The engine is transversely mounted in the front.

Agile chassis - designed Sports Car

No waiting for the Daihatsu Copen with a little style statement will be a surprise. The steering is very direct and informative, and the handling agile and maneuverable.Firmly in a dilute solution of a minimum of body roll and low gravity, Copenhagen is also particularly low polar-moment-of-inertia. This means that most of the weight of the front and rear wheels, the pendulum effect of avoiding large swings.The result is that the car tracks straight especially at high speed can still be carefully controlled by the throttle and steering inputs - just like a luxury sports car.Front suspension MacPherson struts are high for angles of the wheels in a straight line and a stable society, informative feel through the steering wheel.


Daihatsu Copen
 Daihatsu Copen


This is helped by the radial ball bearings in the suspension brackets that reduce friction and give clearer messages. Gas / oil shock absorbers are also fitted with consistent - even under severe conditions.The rear features a torsion beam and coil springs with separate conventional single-tube gas / oil shock absorbers. Anti-roll bars are fitted front and rear, and there are many building struts under the floor for extra structural rigidity.The Copenhagen Daihatsu has a conventional hydraulic steering system steering rack-and-pinion, unlike the growing trend of electric assist. The benefits are increased awareness and sensitivity that is more compatible with a sports car.


Daihatsu Copen
 Daihatsu Copen


High level of security

Safety is a priority in Copenhagen, Daihatsu, which - despite its small size - has all the latest initiatives to reduce injuries and save.For example, the two front seats have pretensioners and force limiters. They are designed to provide the right amount of retention for the level of delay. Self-locking restraints (ALR) are also equipped to keep the belt in place more effectively.Twin front airbags are also standard side door impact beams are two floor reinforcements and extended. The panels will be eligible for three different thicknesses of steel progressive absorption of strain energy.


Daihatsu Copen
 Daihatsu Copen


In fact, not only the sills of the front and front subframe rails. Improves the rigidity of the body, the bar has a central pillars combined left and right behind the front seats. In addition, twin-roll bars are installed on top of the crossbar of additional protection if the crash was an accident.The braking system is servo-assisted front ventilated disc brakes measuring a generous 246 mm by 180 mm rear drums. Anti-lock are also standard as electronic brake distribution (EBD) that prevents even the blocking of individual wheels during severe braking.Finally, Daihatsu admired the detection of impact events in the system as an emergency door warning the automatic release in an accident, activation of emergency lights and the fuel supply.

Daihatsu Copen
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