E4 Series 1986 - 1993
1986 Bogliq Beagle
Simple, reliable and ironically stylish; the E4 Beagle ticks all the small car boxes!
The E3 Bugle was an odd car; allowing gold bumpers was a travesty! The re-style helped but didn’t repair the damage done to the car’s image. So, for the new E4 model, the Bugle was silenced and the Beagle enthusiastically wiggled into its place. The base models were all about efficiency and economy. Buyers got what they needed and nothing else…
Beagle Base Model Range
518B - $6,549 Driveaway, $185 p.a. servicing (3dr Hatch, 1.8L I4, 54Kw, 193Km/h, 12.1s, 7.3L/100Km) Reliability - 71.1
Want something a little different in a small package? Bogliq USA has you covered…
518B5 - $7,179 Driveaway, $260 p.a. servicing (5dr Hatch, 1.8L I4, 54Kw, 189Km/h, 13.7s, 8.4L/100Km) Reliability - 67.9
518C - $8,129 Driveaway, $312 p.a. servicing (4dr Sedan, 1.8L I4, 54Kw, 187Km/h, 14.9s, 9.1L/100Km) Reliability - 64.4
518F - $8,129 Driveaway, $312 p.a. servicing (5dr Hatch, 1.8L I4, 54Kw, 187Km/h, 14.9s, 9.2L/100Km) Reliability - 64.4
The E4 Beagle was also notable for Bogliq USA attempting to head Ardent off at the pass by introducing a small “lifestyle” offroader using the detuned engine from the sports coupe and a bespoke AWD system. The enthusiast market was also well covered with the “S” pack Beagle powering up with a unique bodystyle and a big-block 2.4L inline four…
More Highlander lore here!
@VicVictory = Ardent (Otherwise known as the EVIL empire, hahaha!!!)
Beagle Specialty Model Range
524S - $8,339 Driveaway, $307 p.a. servicing (3dr Hatch, 2.4L I4, 81Kw, 207Km/h, 9.06s, 10.6L/100Km) Reliability - 67.7
The Beagle also has a brace of DLH models. The DLH turbo and the DLHA AWD V6, twin turbo limited edition!!!
524H - $9.049 Driveaway, $323 p.a. servicing (3dr Hatch, 2.4L I4, 76Kw, 199Km/h, 11.2s, 10.3L/100Km) Reliability - 65.7
More DLH lore here!
The E4 range was guaranteed to get the DLH treatment. The Busker DLH was very popular and João “Joe” Dunha was commissioned to work his magic on the specialty variant of the Beagle. Since the 2.4L 524S was already near the peak of that engine’s power, Joe suggested bolting on a snail… He then had to spend three or four hours explaining to Bogliq’s engineers he was using street slang for turbocharging the engine, not literally bolting on a snail!
The result was a 130Kw RWD hatch that was optimised to be as fun to drive as humanly possible. The engineers loved working with Joe and decided to surprise him with an early birthday present. You see, Joe, while designing the DLH, mused that this car would be truly epic if the 841R engine was installed in it. The engineers knew that the special edition 841R engine was long discontinued, but the twin turbo 3.8L V6 from the 838SVP was still on the books…
Enter the DLHA, which stands for Drives Like Heavens Above. The 3.8L twin turbo was matched to the Highlander’s AWD system and aero was optimised for the new top speeds. The car would be a limited production run, since the 3.8L engine was slated for retirement, with 777 numbered cars being produced and subsequently sold. DLHA - 000 was stored in Bogliq’s Milestone museum and a special car, DLHA - JOE, was presented to Dr Dunha at the private launch ceremony commemorating the completion of the DLH design contract.
Beagle DLH Model Range
524DLH - $11,059 Driveaway, $510 p.a. servicing (3dr Hatch, 2.4L I4T, 130Kw, 233Km/h, 7.14s, 11.7L/100Km) Reliability - 63.8
538DLHA - $20,609 Driveaway, $690 p.a. servicing (3dr Hatch, 3.8L V6TT, 240Kw, 282Km/h, 5.47s, 16.6L/100Km) Reliability - 62.3
@Marcus_gt500 = Joe