2008 Holden Berlina Sportwagon review

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2008 Holden Sportwagon Berlina review & road test

Model Tested:

  • 2008 Holden Berlina Sportwagon Automatic - $ 41,790 (RRP)

Options:
  • Full size spare alloy wheel - $250
  • Leather inserts - $2500
  • Metallic Paint - $400

Stylish, spacious, comfortable, practical

Coarse engine, fuel consumption

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- Photography and words by Karl Peskett

With that in mind, I headed off to Holden to pick up the Berlina Sportwagon. It's one rung down the ladder from the Calais, so surely this is going to be torture, isn't it?


Well, you get six airbags, rear parking sensors, ESC, heaps of room, an excellent Bluetooth system, dual-zone climate control and a four-star safety rating.


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In the sedan, there's sound deadening which is consequential. The rear seats meet up with the rear windscreen, and it divides off the boot. In the Sportwagon, it's all open. That means exhaust noise comes into the cabin, and there's a scratchy tinnyness, from which the sedan just doesn't suffer.








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Specifications:

  • Engine: 3564cc, north-south V6-cylinder
  • Power: 180kW @ 6000rpm
  • Torque: 330Nm @ 2600rpm
  • Induction: Naturally aspirated multi-point injection DOHC
  • Transmission: Four-speed automatic
  • Top Speed: N/A
  • 0-100km/h: 10.5 seconds
  • 0-400m: Not tested
  • Fuel Consumption: 11.1L/100km (Combined)
  • Fuel Tank Capacity: 73 litres
  • Fuel Type: 91RON petrol
  • ANCAP rating: Four star
  • Airbags: Front, Side, Seat & Curtain
  • Safety: ABS, DTCS, EBA, EBD,
  • Spare wheel: Space saver
  • Tow capacity: 2000kg (braked)
  • Turning Circle: 11.4m
  • Warranty: 5-year/unlimited
  • Weight: 1800kg
  • Wheels: 17-inch alloy