Aston Martin DBX V8 550 5dr Touchtronic Auto Review

Category: Sports SUV

Section: Version review

Fuel type:
petrol
Gearbox:
semi-auto
Doors:
5 doors
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RRP£163,500
Review

The Aston Martin DBX's price puts it in competition with the Bentley Bentayga and perhaps even the Rolls-Royce Cullinan, but it's a far sportier SUV. The V8 sound and playful handling make it more enjoyable to drive than many sport SUVs and it can mix it with the best of them, even the brilliant-handling Porsche Cayenne Turbo. It's vast inside but you have to put up with a firm ride around town, a poor infotainment system and dubious fit and finish.

The DBX is far from sparsely equipped. As standard, it comes with 22in alloy wheels, 12-way electrically adjustable front seats, leather interior trim, an Alcantara roof lining, heated front and rear seats, rear climate control, keyless entry, a powered tailgate, 64-colour ambient lighting, power-folding door mirrors, a panoramic sunroof, Apple CarPlay, air suspension, hill descent control, front and rear parking sensors, a 360-degree parking camera and a 14-speaker/ 800-watt stereo. There's also the opportunity for the exceptionally well-heeled to create their own, completely bespoke, blank-cheque specification.

The 4.0-litre twin-turbo V8 engine you’ll find under the DBX’s vast bonnet is sourced from the tremendous Mercedes-AMG E63 S. In this application it produces 542bhp and 516 lb ft of shove; enough to propel 2.2 tonnes of DBX from a standstill to 62mph in just 4.5sec. And it’ll carry on to 181mph if you can find a long enough stretch of (private) Tarmac. It sounds mega, too, but isn't cheap to run.


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Key information

Doors5
Seats5
0-62 MPH4.5 seconds
Fuel TypePetrol
GearboxSEMI-AUTO

Available colours

MPGOfficial overall fuel economy figure

19.8

Boot CapacityHow much space is there?

638

litres

EmissionsOfficial emissions rating

323

g/km

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