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"AUTOSTAT OMNIBUS-2020". Winter Car tires: preferences of car owners (fourth wave)

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ZIL developed the president limousine

 

Plant “AMO ZIL” together with the company “Depo-ZIL” made a limousine of type Pullman of representative class for the high echelons of authority. There was already the first meeting about the development of Russian car for the first persons of state in Ministry of industry and trade. The main pretenders for the creation of representative vehicles are GAZ and ZIL. The project “Cortege” is estimated in 1 billion Euros but it is known that the prototype is ready and it is much cheaper. 

As the executive director of “Depo-ZIL”, Sergey Sokolov, informed the newspaper “Izvestia”, the project under name Monolit appeared in 2004, when “Depo-ZIL” accepted the offer about collaboration. There were developed sketches of body design of new representative limousine and also technical model in a scale 1:5. In 2006 the project was reanimated and the work with this car was finished in 2012, which got the name ZIL-4112Р. In the nearest future the car will be tested in Dmitrov polygon and then it should be approved. At the present time the president Vladimir Putin moves by car Mercedes-Benz S-Guard Pullman.

By the words of Mr. Sokolov, designers wanted to show in the model ZIL-4112P the succession of vehicle and they wanted to continue the line of limousines of representative class, which were used by the first persons of country: Leonid Brezhnev, Michail Gorbachev and Boris Eltsin. It was planned to change the design, ergonomic of cabin, moving qualities and also cooling systems and power supply. There are no details that will be the same with the previous one, said Mr. Sokolov. So, the type of engine was changed from carburetor to injection. The engine of ZIL and transmission was made by American company Allison. The engine volume was not changed – 7,7L, hourse powers were added from 315 to 400. It was installed the five speed automatic transmission instead of three speed manual gear box. But the suspension was not changed.

Limousine has six doors, therewith, in differ from limousines of Rolls Royce and Mercedes, average doors of ZIL could be opened. There were installed wheels with a diameter of 18 inches in a new model. It is connected with the fact that special tyres “Granit” for 16 inches wheels of ZIL were produced only by Moscow tyre plant. It was impossible to find tyres for 16-inches wheels as the limousine weights more than 3,5 tonnes and it has speed qualities equal to passenger cars (it accelerates to 200 km/h).

The cabin of vehicle was made by type Pullman, when seats locate in opposite to each other. Counter seats retract automatically. Ergonomic of boot was changed: it included earlier only one diplomat as it also included a big spare wheel before but it was moved to the floor. There is a climate equipment in the hind wings: there could be one temperature on the right part of cabin and another temperature on the left part. Besides, the system of energy supply was completely changed in 4112Р. The capacity of generator was increased from 100 to 150 amps, it is enough for a bus, said Mr. Sokolov. 

The concept car is not armored. As representatives of plant said, the armored version, maybe, will appear after the approval of the exist model and negotiations with authorities – then the capsule could be ordered.  AMO ZIL also doesn’t exclude the possibility of start of serial production of cars of representative class for the second echelon of authority.

 

06.09.12 AA "AUTOSTAT"
Source: www.autostat.ru