The Skoda Superb is a large family car primarily built by the Czech car manufacturer Skoda Auto as its flagship car. The first version produced from 2001 to 2008 is based on the platform of the Volkswagen Passat and shares its major mechanical and power train, but are elongated by 10 centimeters (3.9 in). The second version is not based on Passat anymore and overcame him on many professional tests, it is currently the largest and most luxurious model in Skoda's model range. The Superb name had originally been used by Skoda for luxury cars produced between 1934 and 1942.
Based on a stretched version of the latest A5 Octavia platform, the Volkswagen Group B6 PQ46, this new Superb is a five-door five-seat lift back saloon/sedan, with an innovative tailgate that can double as a regular separate saloon boot, and full lift back, known as 'Twin-Door'. Being based on the Octavia A5 platform, this latest Superb now utilizes a transverse engine layout.
Petrol engine options include five Volkswagen Group sourced units; consisting of an entry-level 92 kilowatts (125 PS; 123 bhp) 1.4 liter inline-four cylinder (I4) TFSI (with a turbocharger and Fuel Stratified Injection), a 118 kW (160 PS; 158 bhp) 1.8 litre I4 TFSI, a 147 kW (200 PS; 197 bhp) 2.0 liter I4 TFSI, a flagship 3.6 liter 191 kW (260 PS; 256 bhp) FSI VR6 engine (a detuned version of that fitted in the Passat R36) complete with 4 motion four-wheel drive and six-speed Direct-Shift Gearbox (DSG).Diesel engine options will include 2.0 liter I4 Turbocharged Direct Injection (TDI) with common rail which is rated at 103 kW (140 PS; 138 bhp), 2.0 liter I4 TDI 125 kW (170 PS; 168 bhp) with common rail, and a 77 kW (105 PS; 103 bhp) 1.9 liter I4 TDI Green line with reduced fuel consumption.
Trim levels available in the majority of Europe are the 'Comfort', 'Ambition', 'Elegance', 'Greenline', 'Exclusive' and 'Laurint & Klement' (May 2012) - with Laurint & Klement being top of the range. In the UK market, the levels available are 'S', 'SE', 'Elegance', 'Exclusive' and 'Greenline'. Transmissions include five- and six-speed manual gearboxes, and the popular automaticDirect-Shift Gearbox (DSG) with either six- or seven-speeds, as an option on almost all engine/trim combinations. The wheels are choice of 16", 17" and 18".
A 'Combi' five-door estate version of the Skoda Superb was presented to the press in June 2009, and debuted at the Frankfurt Motor Show in September 2009.
The Skoda Superb 3,6 FSI 4x4 is currently Skoda's most luxurious and fastest production car, with a top speed 250 km/h and acceleration of 0–100 km/h in 6,5 seconds.
Superb includes Bi-Xenon headlamps with AFS and headlamp washers, front proximity sensors, park assist system, Tyre pressure monitoring system, navigation system and large 6.5” colour touch-screen display, TV broadcast receiver, electrically adjustable seat and mirrors, rain sensors, sunroof with solar panels that allow a parked car the circulation of cool air and cooling tray for drinks, changer for 6 CDs with a slot for an SD or MMC card, heated seats and ventilated front seats upholstered in leather, with 633 liters of the luggage space.
Body Styles : 5-door liftback.
Weight (kg) : 1546 - 1740.
Engine : 1.8TC I4 FWD.
Gearbox : 7AM.
Power (hp) : 158.
Torque (Nm) : 250.
Fuel Econ (l/100km) : 7.1 .
0-100 kph (sec) : 8.5.
Top Speed (kph) : 220.
ACCELERATION 0-100 km/h [sec] : 7.8.
NUMBER AND ARRANGEMENT OF CYLINDERS : 4 cylinders in-line engine.
TRANSMISSION : Semi-automatic.
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