Thursday, June 24, 2010

Mazda 5 Review

With the likes of  Mazda5 can do thanks to the flexible interior system a lot. One can not continue - mistake him. The Nagare design was previously seen only in fancy concept cars and show cars from the Japanese manufacturer. According to statements by chief designer Koji Tabata to the flowing lines that are visible, especially on the flanks of the compact van, athletic and sporty Mazda5: wave club act but also intelligent and attractive. "This is something that you turn around," said Tabata. On the aerodynamics, the new design did, however, is not measurable, the drag coefficient remains at 0.30.

Optical Presence
A heavily accented front end supports the visual presence of seven-seaters like the muscular front fenders that are reminiscent of the Coupe Mazda RX-8. Your momentum is continuing in three panel folding, unfold according to the paint and sunlight different visual effects. Eight new exterior colors are available as well as 16 - or 17-inch alloy wheels. The lateral grooves open into the rails, which run in the sliding doors. They are a feature of the Mazda5 wants to score against strong competitors in the future. Neither VW Touran, the German segment leaders, nor the rival Renault Scenic, Citroen Picasso or Toyota Verso can come up with it. When Opel Zafira will only get the next generation sliding doors.

New Opportunities
Although people throughout Europe since 2005 around 175 000 customers opted for a Mazda5, in Germany there are hardly more than a year but 7500 buyers. But as the class leading VW Touran, of the nearly eight times the Mazda5: wave clubs are a lot of cars sold is a largely emotion-free product, is credited with Mazda's unique and forward-thinking design of new opportunities.

"Nagare" design in the interior
How the "Nagare" design continues in the interior, is seen, respectively, on the driver's orientation of the instruments, the other on the seating. The seat cushions are only held together by longitudinal seams, which from the front to the rear to help smooth out look. The front passenger area appears larger thanks to the newly designed dashboard. The instruments are illuminated white, and the top of the center console is a large information display. In order better to be in the driver's field of view, it was moved a few centimeters.

Friday, June 18, 2010

Maserati Convertible

Sporty design
The extremely sporty design is a hallmark of the topless streaker. Bold drops off the hood, the tall, deep-set grille with the Trident logo of the brand reaches into the front skirt and seems to touch the asphalt want to - Maserati Convertible: topless with Italian, the first sign of the high-powered engine, which is hidden under the hood. This impression is reinforced by the three small slits radiator mounted behind the front wheel arches. Striking at the small rear spoiler lip and rear diffuser, double exhaust tailpipes left and right are provide a beguiling sound.
maserati gran cabrio

Transformation from a closed to an open vehicle
It emphasizes the sporty appearance but also by the soft top. It also keeps the weight gain compared to a metal folding roof is limited. The curb weight is still at a superb 1980 kg. By pressing a button, the transformation is from the closed to an open vehicle fully completed within 28 seconds. Every four seconds pass for the high-or shut down the window, 20 seconds while the elaborate folding of the fabric hood, which still is possible to pace 30th

Elegant interior
Through two large doors, passengers get into the interior. Designed with contrasting colors, leather and wood elements, it seems to noble. The driver looks back on the blue underlined speedometer Maserati Convertible: topless with Italian and tachometer behind the steering wheel, the instruments are self-explanatory and can be operated easily. Access to the two rear seats is facilitated considerably by the electrically vorfahrbaren front seats. Despite a wheelbase of 2.94 meters long legged rear passengers have little leg room, especially if the driver and passenger are tall. Must also be drawn on the back seats from 1,80 meters height of the head so as not to trigger a closed roof. Therefore, the rear seats are reserved for junior or alternatively be used for luggage. Because the 175 liter luggage compartment volume is not even enough for the golf bag befitting of larger purchases or light luggage to mention.

Under the hood
The propulsion is provided by a 4.7-liter eight-cylinder gasoline engine, 323 kW/440 hp, the proud. When turning the ignition key, he wakes up with an impressive roar to life, every touch of the accelerator pedal is acknowledged with a purr. Maserati Convertible: topless in the Italian way, the force is transferred by a six-speed ZF automatic transmission. It turns effectively, there are optional shift paddles for manual gear changes.

The 100-km / h speed marker
Under powerful sound is achieved within 5.3 seconds to 100 km / h speed mark. Deadline is theoretically no roof at a speed of 274, and this value can not be practically achieved. Because the background noise at a moderate pace and barely noticeable wind turbulence are then in spite of strong wind deflector. Closing the speedometer climbs to 283 km / h with the roof insulates well and leaves very little noise. The specified standard consumption of 15.4 liters Super per 100 kilometers can be achieved is difficult, if not handled carefully with the gas pedal.

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

New Citroen C6

The bodywork and the hydropneumatic suspension were the most remarkable features of the new Citroen flagship, which make it difficult for us but more than was to alienate the southern buyer competition. A new report driving Citroen C6: Invitation to a relaxing trip stronger 3.0-liter twin-turbo six-cylinder diesel engine with better performance while simultaneously reducing consumption is to revive the business.

Elegance, sophistication and prestige quite
The C6 has all the attributes of a vehicle, the upper middle class - elegance, sophistication and prestige well. From the overly long, gently arched bow, on which is emblazoned far between in the wings towering spotlights the chrome double chevron logo, the coupe-like body flows with soft lines in a stump-tail with prominent taillights humps. Is supported by the impression of elegant 2.90-meter wheelbase.

Equal litter and drive safely
The elegance of appearance continues in the driving operation. The high-torque diesel engine is barely audible, fits excellently to the character of the 4.90-meter-long trip limousine. Driving Report Citroen C6: Invitation to the same litter and relaxed travel safe to drive the hydro-pneumatic suspension filters reliably smooth all the inconveniences of the road surface. Can indeed push of a button damping and spring rates varied electronically, another button can turn out the spontaneous throttle response, but these controls are best forgotten. Really sporting the 1.9-ton truck, despite a maximum torque of 450 Nm, which is already at 1,600 rpm rev / is available, not to move. For feel-good atmosphere, in the standard six-speed torque converter automatic.

Interior is also in joy. Leather, real wood decor and hi-fi system pamper the driver and front passenger. Provides plenty of space to all occupants. Driving Report Citroen C6: Invitation to the relaxed ReisenDie legroom in the back seats is almost regal and tempted as often as possible to give the control of the hand. Ergonomically almost all tasks are solved. Only when you operate the air conditioning and radio functions it falls short because of the small keys, at least while driving. Turns out to be very pleasant, however, the so-called head-up display, the speed and navigation instructions in the driver-perceived image of the road fades. Especially at night driving around in narrow highway construction sites one learns to appreciate the system.

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Mazda RX-8 returns to Le Mans

19 years after the first and only victory of a race car with a rotary engine in the 24 Hours of Le Mans Mazda returns with the next revolutionary concept on 12 June at the site of previous success. The Japanese automaker takes the Mazda RX-8 Hydrogen RE at the demonstration race "Le Mans vers le future - Le Mans looks to the future" part.
mazda rx8
Le Mans vers le future
The 24-hour race at Le Mans has always been a technological testing ground for new vehicle and engine designs of the car manufacturers. In line with this tradition poses "Le Mans vers le future", which celebrates this year Mazda RX-8 Hydrogen rhyme opening act of the race premiere, a look into the future and presents various vehicle concepts with alternative drive systems such as electric, hybrid, natural gas - and hydrogen systems.

Mazda RX-8 Hydrogen RE
The Mazda RX-8 Hydrogen RE has a rotary engine that can run either on hydrogen or gasoline. Unlike fossil fuels, hydrogen use is for a perfectly balanced circuit in which no harmful emissions. The sports car is being offered in a leasing program in Norway and Japan.

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