Thursday, May 31, 2012

2013 Citroen C4 Aircross

It is the second edition of a Mitsubishi, who mutated into a Citroen. Was the first SUV, the Outlander the French, the current model, the ASX introduced around eighteen months ago is ajar. However, to recognize the Japanese, it takes a close look. It was at the front and rear, in fact spared no plate, which bears not now Francophile genes. But not only the look is different. Under the body was bolted to the chassis and the engine range is complemented with the 1.6-liter diesel from the PSA-shelf.
2013 citroen c4
2013 citroen c4

The changes

Looking at the 2013 Citroen C4 Aircross from scratch, you'd think that a completely different vehicle is facing. In contrast to the jet's face adorns the ASX Citroen a chrome grille that bears the emblem in the center of the French car manufacturer. Side including the LED daytime running lights are mounted, adjusted in the design of the DS3. The taillights recall, matching the name, however, the C4. The C4 Aircross works through the changes elegant than his Japanese model, which continues in some detail in the interior.

On the whole, the interior has not changed extremely. However, little things like the framing of controls with chrome rings and the use of higher-value plastics are more noble than the ASX. This also helps to better classify the clientele, the Citroen C4 to Aircross in sight. There are people who are focusing on upscale aesthetic value and therefore a few bucks to spend more.
2013 citroen c4


We were pleased with the performance of the gasoline quite satisfied. On the winding over hill and valley roads leading to the upper Bergische Land demonstrated the citroen C4 Aircross no major weaknesses. The suspension is tuned balanced and offers plenty of comfort. Through a gentle action of the French developer the suspension has been optimally matched, so that the body is exposed to virtually no Wankneigungen.
2013 citroen c4


Those looking for a fancy SUV in French guise, is served with the Citroen C4 Aircross well. Economical engines (5.9 liter for petrol, 4.6 and 5.4 liter for the diesel), a high seating position and a high quality workmanship are good arguments for the purchase. In any case, it is an interesting alternative in the growing market for compact SUVs.

Specifications: Citroen C4 HDi 115 2WD Aircross

Engine: 4-cylinder diesel
Transmission: Six-speed circuit
Displacement: 1,560 cc
Power in kW / hp at rpm xy / 84 kW (114 hp) / 3,600
Max torque: 270 Nm at 1,750 rpm
Length / width / height in mm 4.340/1.800/1.625
Wheelbase: 2,670 mm in
Curb weight: 1.390 kg
Perm. Total weight: 2.060 kg
Trunk volume: 442-1193 l
Tires: 215/50 R 16 front
Wheels: 7 x 16 "light alloy
Acceleration: 10.8 seconds
Maximum speed: 182 km / h
Fuel tank capacity: 60 liters
Combined transport fuel consumption: 4.6 liters per 100 km
2013 citroen c4

2013 citroen c4

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

2013 Toyota Prius has become a bestseller

The Toyota Prius has become a bestseller. The hybrid model, which had to endure during his launch 15 years ago, all sorts of ridicule over the stands, today, according to the American trade publication Automotive News ranks third among the top-selling vehicles in the world.
2013 toyota prius
2013 toyota prius

In the first quarter were able to sell the Japanese model of the family 247 230 copies, only better the Corolla for the same home (300 800 units) and the Ford Focus sold 277 000 copies.

The success of the twin engine model is in addition to its low consumption and robustness, not least due to the model policy of the manufacturer. In addition to the Prius, the Japanese have recently put the compact van + Prius, the Prius plug-in hybrid and the Prius C small, in the U.S., "Aqua" called on. In addition, the Japanese government grant programs and tax breaks for fuel-efficient. Thus, the sales compared to the phase in which the model resulted in even a single-life, more than doubled.

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

2013 BMW Z4 Coupe Zagato

Designer piece celebrates the Concorso d'Eleganza Villa d'Este debut.

Zagato and BMW are in the framework of the Concorso d'Eleganza Villa d'Este against the stunning Zagato coupe. It is based on the current 2013 BMW Z4 Zagato and impresses with its stunning lines and balanced proportions. On this legendary grand show of automobile you see so many million-dollar pieces like nowhere else. Most of them have not been in several decades under his belt, but also the new project fits perfectly with this exclusive event. Finally, the designers at Zagato is known that only very high quality vehicles - and this only in homeopathic quantities - manufactures. BMW and Zagato shows in the small town of Cernobbio always spectacular innovations. Thus, in 2010 about the Alfa Romeo TZ3 Corsa / Stradale was first uncovered. The Munich outdid last year to pay homage to the 328.
bmw zagato coupe
bmw zagato coupe
The design features of the two companies come to the train. Front is dominated by the BMW design language. Nonetheless, the kidney and the air intakes were redesigned. The grille can be found again small Z logo. The silhouette is reminiscent of the BMW Z4, but only to the tail. For when the hour strikes by Zagato. The nearly vertical end that consists mostly of glass, is one of the major elements of style by Zagato. Like the two humps in the roof, which not be missing in this car can. The roof will not open as opposed to the series-Z4. For a good deal of momentum provide the large diffuser and 19-inch model in the propeller design. The interior was virtually untouched Zagato. High-quality leather, fine stitching and the large Z point in the headrests, but nevertheless point to the particular specimen.

Are particularly proud of the developers on the painting of the  Zagato coupe. The red goes by the evocative name "Rosso Vivace", and depending on the light shines from almost black to a very bright shade of red.
bmw zagato coupe
According to BMW Z4 Zagato is in the car to a "Vmax concept" that is designed to the highest possible top speed. Unfortunately, neither BMW nor betrayed the Milanese designer which engine under the hood muscular is used. But we touch on a high-revving inline six-cylinder gasoline engine. The study is likely to remain unique. Wealthy prospects are likely already are lining up.
bmw zagato coupe
2013 bmw zagato coupe

bmw zagato coupe

bmw zagato coupe

bmw zagato coupe

bmw zagato coupe

2012 VW Scirocco GT

AMI 2012 : Volkswagen Scirocco GT - the coupe with the GTIs
The VW Scirocco GT comes in a new edition. The specially designed version of the compact sports coupe unveiled at the AMI in Leipzig (2nd to 10th June) shortly before its launch premiere.
vw scirocco gt
vw scirocco gt

For the drive of the scirocco GT-known inter alia from the Golf GTI 2.0-liter turbocharged petrol engine with 155 kW/210 hp ensures. Although it was the four-cylinder to that for the Vw Scirocco, but the new styling package included in the style of the original GTS from the '80s. The scope includes a distinctive stripe paint, 18 inch wheels with red painted brake calipers and diffuser and roof spoiler. Focal point of the upgraded interior is a stylized golf ball shift knob.

The performance makes the producers are not yet available. The same motorized VW Scirocco 2.0 TSI accelerates in 7.4 seconds from zero to 100 km / h and reaches a top speed of 240 km / h The price is. This keeps the new variant a respectable distance from the top of the range model, the 195 kW/265 hp.
vw scirocco gt

vw scirocco gt

2013 Audi A3

Palma - For Audi, it is "our most important unveiling of the Year." Even before the new Golf goes on in the fall of the platform, the third generation of the 2013 Audi A3 at the start. The environment in the BMW 1 Series and the new Mercedes A-Class will be moved to the premium compact cars from the Ingolstadt.
2013 audi a3
2013 audi a3
The series emphasizes product marketing man Patrick Rismont at the idea of ​​driving in Mallorca, makes 20 percent of the sales volume of the brand. Since 1996, 2.8 million sold A3. It is available as a three-and five-door Sportback, Cabrio, Sportback S3/S3 and RS3 Sportback.

The external dimensions of the 4.2-meter-long edition - first of the three-door - are almost identical. When the wheelbase again looking clean and high quality processed A3 now has risen 2.6 meters, allowing more space in the rear. The total headroom is impressive. Fit into the luggage compartment 365 liters, the rear seatback folded it around, even up to 1100 liters. Restricted visibility to the rear stays. The sporty, functional cockpit is easy to operate.
2013 audi a3
Thanks to the lightweight audi A3 hatchback has slimmed down by up to 80 pounds. The preliminary base model brings empty only 1175 kilos. There are three facilities. The information system with interval recommendation is unfortunately only at level two standard board. Since then also the possibility is included to change the vehicle characteristics as by adjustment of the steering assist and accelerator or switching characteristic.

To genuine Yamaha Special requests can be extras like adaptive suspension system with individual suspension tuning, adaptive cruise control, advanced parking assistance, infotainment components, plus Navigation, flat, high-resolution seven-inch monitor or Internet access can be ordered.
2013 audi a3
First of three engines
To start the time being, there are three turbocharged four-cylinder available, all combined with the fuel-saving stop / start automatic transmission. The two cultivated 1.4 - and 1.8-liter turbocharged direct injection gasoline engine output 90/122 and 132/180 kW / hp. With 350 Newton meters, the 2.0-liter turbo diesel with 110/150 kW / hp is the strongest, he should be content in the mix of consumption, at best, with only slightly more than four liters. Total fuel consumption by 12 to 17 percent are reduced. At its peak, the audi A3 well 200 to 230 are on pace fast. A seven-speed double-clutch transmission transfers the 1.8-liter that powers the front wheels. The Quattro all-wheel-permanent is to follow the course of the year for the stronger engines.

Even for 2012 announces developer Reiser Willi an economical 1.6-liter turbo-diesel with 77/105 kW / hp and 3.8 liter average fuel consumption and a zesty 1.4-liter turbo gasoline engine with 103/140 kW / hp and cylinder deactivation at part load to which we have already gone at the presentation sample. The
2013 audi a3
2013 audi a3
e-gas and plug-in A3
There will be a stronger unit for the S3, the end of 2013 E gas-A3. For 2014 is a plug-in hybrid A3 in preparation. Reiser is already certain that the new A3 'has even the most ambitious competitors in their place ", at least in terms of driving pleasure.

All in all, sports and comfort are not mutually exclusive at the base chassis. The power steering is translated directly and sensitively. The brakes provide stable delay. The electronic differential lock is available for even safer handling in fast corners. Now "no secret" more Audi-man Rismont make of it, that even an A3 notchback will complete the series. But probably not before 2013

Specifications: 2013 Audi A3
Engines: two four-cylinder turbo petrol engine, a four-cylinder turbo diesel
Displacement: 1.4, 1.8, 2.0 liter
Performance: 90/122, 132/180, 110/150 kW / hp
Max torque: 200/1400, 250/1250-5000, 320/1750-3000 Nm / rpm
Acceleration: 9.3, 7.2, 8.6 seconds from 0 to 100
Top speed: 203, 232, 216 kilometers per hour
Environment: According to Audi Mixverbrauch 5.2, 5.6, 4.1 liters per 100 kilometers, 120, 130, 106 grams of carbon dioxide emissions per kilometer

Standard equipment (selection): stability program, side and curtain airbags, driver knee airbag, air conditioning, CD/MP3-Radio, 16/17-Zoll-Räder 205/225er-Reifen.
2013 audi a3

Toyota compact car models

New Toyota compact car models for emerging markets

Seven new, low-cost compact models Toyota plans according to Executive Vice President Yukitoshi Funo 2015 to send in the emerging markets into the race.
toyota compact car

The aim of the Japanese is to reduce their dependence on markets in Europe, North America and Japan, and place a greater emphasis on fast-growing markets such as India, China and Brazil. There is currently dominated by VW, GM and Hyundai / Kia.

Already in late 2010 discovered the compact sedan "Etios" its launch in India at prices around 9000 U.S. dollars. From Etios and the seven models, the manufacturer wants to come in 2015 to settle in over 100 countries, one million copies. The prices of new vehicles will be at 12 600 U.S. dollars. Production facilities in some emerging countries like India, China or Brazil will manufacture the cars.

New engines for Mercedes A-Class

With three petrol and three diesel engines, Mercedes-Benz A-Class will go live in September. For the first time will be with the A 180 CDI Mercedes-Benz including one that emits only 98 grams of carbon dioxide per kilometer. And for the first time with the A 220 CDI Mercedes meets a Euro 6 emissions standard that is before 2015 rule.
mercedes a class

The motors can be combined with the new six-speed manual or optional automatic transmission with double clutch transmission 7G-DCT, the comfort and sportiness in a special way with each other. All engines of the new A-Class are equipped with a start-stop function

Consume up to 26 percent less than the new engines of comparable previous models, and the significantly enhanced performance. Diesel: The new base engine makes the OM 607 80 kW / 109 hp, roughly half maximum of 260 Newton meters (Nm) of torque to the crankshaft and with manual transmission consumes 3.8 liters per 100 km, corresponding to 98 g CO2/km - an improvement of 22 percent compared to only 60 kW / 82 hp predecessor, A 160 CDI, which consumed 4.9 liters.

Even 25 percent is better than its predecessor, the new A 220 CDI Diesel Top: He 125 kW / 170 hp, 350 Nm offers and consumed in combination with the dual-clutch automatic transmission 7G-DCT only 4.3 litres/100 km. The data from the A 200 CDI predecessor: 103 kW / 140 hp, 5.7-liter, 149 g CO2/km.

An example of the gasoline engine is the comparison against new A 200 A 200 so far: With 115 kW / 156 PS and 250 Nm of torque, the newcomer good performance, consumes 5.5 liters per 100 km (129 g CO2/km) but 26 percent less than its predecessor (100 kW / 136 hp, 185 Nm, 7,4 l/100 km, 174 g of CO2/km). Even with the new top-7G-DCT and 155 kW / 211 PS and 350 Nm, with a consumption of 6.1 liters and CO2 emissions of 143 g significantly more efficient.

Crucial for the efficiency it is not just the consistently new engines and transmissions. Thanks to the modular system for diesel and gasoline were each optimally designed gears are selected. The complete package also pioneering aerodynamic drag coefficient of 0.27 with a bear and a number of other optimizations at.

Since its world premiere in 2008 is under the name of the OM 651 known direct-injection diesel engine standards in performance and torque characteristics, economy, exhaust emissions and quietness. It is as universal as any Mercedes-Benz diesel engine used before. For transverse installation of the belt drive of the ancillaries, the turbocharger mounting position and the air flow was changed. In the new A-class match three versions are used: to drive dynamic, extremely efficient and extremely clean, the A 220 CDI, which only in combination with the 7G-DCT dual-clutch transmission is available. The 125 kW / 170 PS strong Topdiesel has a weight-optimized crankshaft and comes with screw-down of individual bearing caps and four counterweights, about six pounds less on the scale as a displacement in the same OM651 longitudinally mounted version. The single-stage turbocharger is sized larger than the versions with 80 and 100 kW.

The A 200 CDI is equipped with a multi-way exhaust gas recirculation (EGR), which reduces nitrogen oxide emissions. Is taken in addition to high-pressure EGR, the hot exhaust manifold and the fresh air on the side behind the charge air cooler is introduced, taken from there at a lower pressure level exhaust gas. This so-called low pressure EGR branches off the cleaned exhaust gas according to the diesel particulate filter, cools it and supplies it with the aid of a valve to the fresh air stream upstream of the turbocharger back. The engine already meets the mandatory from 2015 Euro 6 emissions standard. With 112 g CO2 per kilometer, the A 220 CDI sets new standards in its segment. With 2.2-liter engine is the comparatively large volume and so agile at low speeds.

"Downspeeding" is what the engine specialists at Mercedes-Benz engine and the combination of large low speeds. This could shift the program "Economy" emphasizes the 7G DCT economically and conveniently be interpreted. If the driver, however, the shift in the "S" is connected much faster, and the gear ratios using the reserves of the engine speed for optimum dynamics. The performance of the A 220 CDI - available in Blue Efficiency and sports - are at 7.8 seconds for the standard sprint and 227 km / h at a high level.
mercedes a class

Systematically transferred to the Mercedes-Benz gasoline engines, the Blue-Direct technology from the V6 and V8 engines, the luxury and upper class. The Blue-Direct-four-cylinder gasoline engines for the new A-Class combines spontaneous response and excellent power delivery with high efficiency and class-best emission characteristics. The world's first "Camtronic" - an innovative valve-lift - helps. In the A-Class is the new four-cylinder engine family with 1.6 or 2.0 liter engine to choose from, covering a range of 90 kW / 122 hp) and 200 Nm to 155 kW / 211 PS and 350 Nm.

With BlueDIRECT with high-precision piezo-injection, the new engines meet the applicable date from 2015 Euro 6 emission standards for gasoline engines. Even the once stringent diesel particle number limit value of the Euro-6 standard is not reached without additional exhaust treatment today. This was a major motivation, BlueDIRECT use in this segment. The completely newly developed four-cylinder gasoline engine generation is thus prepared for the future. Basis for all three petrol engine versions of the new A-Class is the all-aluminum engine M 270 with two overhead, chain-driven camshafts and four valves per cylinder. The unit is versatile and will be introduced gradually in larger series. In this way it helps to reduce production costs. The four-cylinder can be transverse (M 270) or a combination of longitudinal (M 274) and fit with front-, rear-wheel drive or 4Matic. For the power transmission allows manual gearbox, automatic conversion or double-clutch gearbox can be used.

In the new A-class of M 270 is available in three levels. A 180 Blue Efficiency as he does from 1595 cc engine capacity 90 kW / 122 hp with maximum torque of 200 Newton meters, the (r / min) over a wide speed range 1250-4000 rpm is available. With the base engine and six-speed manual (or the seven-speed dual-clutch gearbox) accelerates the new Mercedes A-Class in 9.2 seconds (9.1 seconds) from zero to 100 km / h and if necessary, up to 202 km / h (202 km / h) fast. Fuel consumption and CO2 emissions are 5.5 l/100 km (5.4 l/100 km) and 128 g / km (127 g / km) at a record low level.

Sunday, May 27, 2012

2013 Porsche Cayenne GTS

2013 Porsche Cayenne GTS's European debut
Porsche is a European premiere at the Auto Mobil International in Leipzig (2nd - 10/06/2012) from the Cayenne GTS. In addition, to celebrate the porsche 911 Carrera Cabriolet and the new Boxster their show premieres in Germany.
2013 porsche cayenne gts
2013 porsche cayenne gts
The bow of the new Cayenne GTS its larger cooling-air openings comes from the Cayenne Turbo, side sills and pronounced wheel arch specific body-color side view of the shape, the tail is dominated by the roof spoiler with its double wing profile. The Porsche Cayenne GTS is lower, under the front bonnet, an uprated to 309 kW / 420 hp 4.8-liter eight-cylinder V-engine. An agreed on a special dynamic engine and transmission design enhances the sporty characteristics.

In keeping with the convertible season, Porsche in Leipzig this, open the new Porsche 911 Carrera and Boxster. Even the factory in Leipzig presents itself at the Porsche stand in Hall 3 with interesting facts about the auto industry and the programs for visitors as well as current job listings and information about the plant expansion. For the production of the new model Macan the site is expanded to its own paint shop and your own body. Medium term, about 1,000 new jobs.

2013 Nissan Juke Nismo

2013 Nissan Juke Nismo at Leipzig
For sports and racing cars of the house has stood for over three decades, Nissan's motorsport division Nismo's responsibility. In the future, care about the Nissan juke Nismo also sporty top models of the respective car models.
2013 nissan juke nismo
2013 nissan juke nismo

Nismo Nissan Juke
How it looks at the Juke, Nissan shows, among other second to 10 June at the motor show AMI in Leipzig. First model of Nissan's compact crossover Juke Compact benefits from an all-round strength program, made by Nismo. As Nismo Nissan Juke brings the series version of the study, published in Leipzig, Germany celebrates premiere, at the end of the year, a touch of racing on public roads. The exact specifications of the side by side with the tamer versions of the Nissan plant in Sunderland (UK) produced Nissan Juke Nismo is the manufacturer known until shortly before the launch.

2013 Peugeot 301

By the end of 2012 Peugeot 301 performs a new, independent model that was developed specifically to allow new customers to conquer international markets. World premiere of the vehicle at the Paris Motor Show in September. As of November, then firstly the 301 sold in Turkey. In addition, the four-door notchback sedan in select markets in Europe and Eastern Europe, South America, Africa, the Gulf countries and other emerging countries will be offered.
2013 peugeot 301
2013 peugeot 301
Simultaneously with the 301 Peugeot renewed its naming around the zero in the middle. As part of its internationalization strategy, the company uses for its conquering new market models, the final number "1". The naming of models with the "8" at the end of the future also remains in the Peugeot 301 heralds a new nomenclature of the second generation are the current series. The first number assigned to the vehicle its segment and remain independent from the market, get.
2013 peugeot 301
2013 Peugeot 301
Under the final number "1" will follow the 301 models in the conquest of other high-volume core segments. The customized to specific customer expectations vehicles will be characterized by a low base price and a very good price-value ratio. If they are too strong qualities such as robustness and functionality in focus.

1929 Peugeot 201, the tradition began with the numbers with three digits and the zero in the middle. The 201 was the two hundred and first Project of the brand. This nomenclature has evolved in the late '90s, when two letters were added to distinguish between the body forms (CC and SW). In 2005 it was finally added to the double zero in the middle, the models with Van-architecture - like the 3008 or 5008 - means.
2013 peugeot 301

Saturday, May 26, 2012

2014 Mercedes C Class

2014 Mercedes brings According to "Auto Bild", the new Mercedes C-class on the market. What is new, especially the variety of driver assistance systems, with the Mercedes C-Class at machine could almost go alone.

Initial plans are four versions: saloon, T-model station wagon, CLK coupe and CLK convertible. In addition, perhaps reflecting a so-called mid-size sport tourer, briefly called MST.
2014 mercedes c class
2014 mercedes c class
Big business, the new mercedes C-Class once again make a four-door and station wagon. Why Mercedes decided on the design elements is exaggerated, in a balanced form and the classic line window with bar in the rear side windows. Thus, the C-Class is not boring look and makes it more striking, among other things, the cooler - it will give him in three versions.

The new T-model, the luggage compartment volume of 485 liters to 500 liters. The four-cylinder dominate in the future in the Mercedes C-Class. The V6 survives only as a hybrid, where customers can choose between a conventional electric hybrids with extra 27 hp and a plug-in hybrids with 68-horsepower electric. The gasoline engines output from 115 kW/156 hp and 155 kW/211 that diesel engines between 80 and 150 kW/109 hp kW204. The automatic features in the future instead of the previous nine seven speed levels.

2013 Chevrolet Camaro Convertible

If you drive convertible wants quiet and stand out a bit. Who does not bother even to look unabashed, selects the best 2013 Chevrolet Camaro convertible. The open-Ami is the automotive equivalent of the cowboy boots: a striking symbol of freedom and adventure and an individualistic statement - although both vehicle and footwear is not appropriate for every social occasion.
2013 Camaro Convertible
2013 Camaro Convertible
Big eyes and outstretched index finger, the Camaro convertible is always good. In comparison a Porsche is a mundane daily driver. The powerful four-seater seems to bristle with energy, but is not only dull muscle mass, but definitely a retro-designed consistent athletes in the best tradition of the original Camaro from 1966.

In addition: The bodybuilder outfit is more than just show. 318 kW/432 hp proud mobilized the powerful V8 under the long hood. That's enough for a 100-km/h-Spurt in under six seconds, but it also makes the slow cruising on the great wave of torque for pleasure. Unlike many other Americans, the Camaro is also not only a candidate for the long straight, but he also mastered the cornering no worse than its European competitors.
2013 Camaro Convertible

Unobtrusiveness is not the cause of the Chevrolet Camaro. If you open the passenger compartment showcases, must bear the approving glances of more or less pedestrians can already. Even in children is likely to cause a stir was convertible, but his coupe derivative of the Star Cinema blockbuster series "Transformers". It also needs a thick skin when approaching the station. After the required standard value borrowed from the Corvette engine a little sportier 14.1 liters of premium. In practice this is likely to be still calculate with much more.

2013 Camaro Convertible

Ford Mustang GT Convertible (309 kW/420 hp), BMW M3 Convertible (309 kW/420 hp), Jaguar XK Convertible (283 kW/385 hp)
2013 Camaro Convertible

2013 Camaro Convertible

2013 Lexus RX 450h Hybrid

2013 Lexus RX 450h - sporty touch of a button
In addition to purely electric and extra fuel economy that the revamped hybrid SUV Lexus GS 450h will now also moves very dynamically.
2013 rx 450h
2013 rx 450h
By pressing a button can activate a new sport mode in which the electric motor provides additional power output, thus increasing the acceleration of Allraders. In addition, steering and accelerator to speak spontaneously. Announced the new setting from the very compact Lexus CT, where he is also the known modes Eco, EV and is supplemented normal.

Under the hood
The 2013 Lexus RX is one of the most fuel-efficient luxury SUV. Under the hood, the combination works out of a 183 kW/249 hp V6 petrol engine and two electric motors with 50 kW/68 hp and 123 kW/167 hp. A total of 220 kW/299 hp are so system performance available, the consumption is 6.3 liters. The launch of the revised model is on 21 July, 2013 Lexus RX 450h Hybrid price starts at $45910.

2013 BMW 7 Series

The measure of all things in the luxury car has been for decades, the S-Class Mercedes. In view of the next changing of the guard at the Schwaben in 2013 upgraded the 2013 BMW 7 series, with an extensive facelift.
2013 bmw 7 series
2013 bmw 7 series
Exterior & Interior
Externally, the new sevens on a modified front bumper and headlamp units with LED headlights can be seen. The interior impresses with a new cockpit instrument panel with multi-functional selectable fields and the central Control Display with 3D graphics. More comprehensively covered in the technical modifications for the powertrain and chassis. The revised chassis with air suspension and automatic level control on the rear axle will bring a noticeable improvement in passenger comfort.

Besides the top-model BMW 760i with a twelve-cylinder engine (400 kW/544 hp) for the BMW 740i have a new six-cylinder engine (235 W/320 PS) and the BMW 750i, a revised V8 gasoline engine with 330 kW/450 PS performance. The six-cylinder diesel engines in the BMW 730d (190 kW/258 hp) and BMW 740d (230 kW/313 hp) are characterized by increased performance with lower fuel consumption.

Premiere of the new BMW xDrive celebrates 750D (280/381): Under the bonnet, the new twin-turbo power, six-cylinder diesel engine and thus the world's most powerful unit of its kind among the diesels. Power transmission is the responsibility of an automatic eight-speed gearbox. Finally, roll the second generation of the "BMW ActiveHybrid 7" with a new six-cylinder and significantly reduced emissions at the start.
2013 bmw 7 series

2013 bmw 7 series

2013 bmw 7 series
2013 bmw 7 series

Friday, May 25, 2012

2013 BMW M6

Comfort and luxury
For comfort and luxury are mainly the relatively abundant space, at least allow the emergency also take a foursome, the army of assistance systems and electrical workers and lots of paint and leather, which make the 2013 BMW M6 ​​to the oasis of luxury for the fashionable summer resort.
2013 bmw m6
2013 bmw m6

For The adrenaline is, however, the new V8 twin-turbo charging and replaced with the previous ten-cylinder engine. The engine sounds better, not only by miles than the old V10, because the M's engineers have composed it with the four tailpipes, a wonderful sound. He also has more steam: 412 kW/560 hp and 680 Nm are now in the car registration and provide breathtaking acceleration. After all, the BMW M6 ​​comes in 4.3 seconds to 100 outlet to 305 km / h That the engine is not only stronger but also more economical, in circles of the M-driver at best a side note worthy. Who cares about 30 percent efficiency gain and a consumption of 10.3 liters, which is anyway if only to get put to the test and you as a potential customer is likely to M6 has no monetary worries?
2013 bmw m6
Luxury boat and boat racing
Luxury boat and boat racing - this conflict have brought the Bavarians not only for ambience and inaugural under one roof. The chassis is this balancing act. Of course, the M6 ​​conceal his two-ton curb weight any more than his handsome format of almost five meters. But it's amazing how sharp and smoothly it can also drive along narrow country roads. At least as impressive as it is, however, how dignified and calm hovers over the M6 ​​motorway, how little he can get short of transverse joints in the peace and quiet as it suddenly on board, if you will for once make the roof.

Specifications: 2013 BMW M6 Convertible
Four-seater convertible in the luxury class
Drive: V-8 twin-turbo direct injection engine, 4395 cc,
412 kW/560 hp, 680 Nm, double-clutch automatic transmission 7G-
Top speed: 305 km / h
0-100 km / h: 4.3 sec
Consumption: 10.3 liters
CO2: 239 g / km
Trunk: 300-350 liters

Price: starts at $ 106,995.
2013 bmw m6

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

2013 Toyota Auris

With the 2013 Toyota Auris is the VW Golf class about the environment, Honda Civic, Hyundai i30, Kia Cee'd, Mazda3 and Suzuki Kizashi go. We have driven the compact model of the Japanese version now in the forefront as the most powerful diesel five-door trial.
2013 Toyota Auris

Exterior and Interior
The promotional effort was great to get out of a proven Corolla Auris (from the Latin aurum for gold) to make. Its design seems calmly to-stuffy. It speaks much else actually processed for solid-looking Japanese right-valent, which has lots of space, even if it is something close behind. The luggage compartment fit into 354-1335 liters for enclosed rear seat backs. The Toyota Auris: And this is the compact model of the page. Visibility could be better, easier to operate partially. The shift lever is conveniently placed in the center console. Missing from the outside parking bumps protective strips.

Engine & Environment
In the tested four-cylinder is strong-cultured in a clean 2.2-liter with 130/177 kW / hp and certainly more powerful 400 Nm of torque. The filtered diesel exhaust gas cleaning with special Auris makes this so quickly in the top of at least 210 km. A well-balanced six-speed manual transmission with gear recommendation transmits power to the wheels.

Dynamics & Safety
The turbo diesel pushes the blank to the 1500-pound safe on the road lying ahead Frontantriebler pretty fast. The chassis is all managed in all a good compromise between comfort and sportiness. The steering could be more direct feedback. The brakes for Toyota Auris: look into the cockpit. stable delay. Starting work wear including stability control, seven airbags including a driver for the knee, and child safety seat mounts to the high level of occupant protection.

Series & Specials
There are five facilities, which is the highest for the top model. CD/MP3-Radio is on board at level two standard. At level five side xenon headlights, automatic climate control, cruise control, rain sensor and multi-media audio system with rear view camera are still about 17-inch alloy wheels and size 225 tires added.

2012 Ford Focus Econetic

As of now there are again as the 2012 Ford Focus Econetic version with particularly low fuel consumption. On average, this is content with just 3.4 liters per 100 km, which corresponds to a CO2 g-value of 88.
focus econetic 2012
The efficiency rating makes the front-wheel drive with A + certified 77 kW/105 hp. For the more frugal with fuel, among others provide an aerodynamics package with underbody cladding, low rolling resistance tires, a longer recuperation and translated gear. As standard, the customer gets even with air conditioning and radio on the way.

The same with the common rail diesel engine-equipped compact cars waived in comparison to the more economical brother on special aerodynamic measures. The engine with 1.6 liter engine is characterized by an improved fuel injection and more efficient intercooler.

Monday, May 21, 2012

2013 Chevrolet Corvette

Older and is not a traditional sports car. For 59 years, builds the Chevrolet Corvette.

In 1953, Chevrolet oneself against radical roadsters by American standards. Two years earlier, the legendary designer Harley Earl, GM's chief executive, who had invented the tail fin, in a race in the Chevrolet Corvette: unrecognized ModellathletWatkins Glen is an elegant open two-seater Jaguar dropped into the eye, the XK 120th To develop the new athletes can really secretly, gave the project the code name "Opel". After the start of series production, the demand was for the two-seater, however limited. An ancient pre-war six-cylinder brought by far not the performance that could be expected to form. Only from 1955 the career of the oldest and most successful sports car in the world was right to ride as General Motors "small block" V8 introduced. The technically simple eight-cylinder with a central camshaft between the cylinder banks and the control valve became instantly using push rod to the standard engine in the Corvette.
2013 Chevrolet Corvette
2013 Chevrolet Corvette

Currently, the Corvette is the sixth generation. The C6 has developed to date for the highly talented sports equipment. The 4.44-meter-long two-seater coupe and the convertible is a "convertible" available. The "Small Block" with its eight combustion units has reached 6.2 liters. What not the end of the story is, because the Z06 performance version brings it to a flat seven liters. The "base Vette" appeals to the heart and ignorance with 321 kW/437 hp. As the only 1461 pounds, a maximum of two people and move full tank 69 liter fuel must be the amino snaps from a standing start in 4.5 seconds to 100 kph, and provides exactly 300 km / h.
2013 Chevrolet Corvette
How to childhood, the eight-cylinder engine is content with one central camshaft and only two valves per cylinder, the unabated get their power via push rods. Despite alloy for block and head, forged pistons and titanium connecting rods for the Z06, the spoiled of many valves per cylinder, variable valve timing and twin-turbo European sports car enthusiast is still inclined Chevrolet Corvette: turn up to unrecognized model athlete a nose on the American "stone-age technology."
2013 Chevrolet Corvette
The performance of the V8 is completely flawless. The fact that a displacement dertiger automatically generates a torque-like steam engines, illustrated by a numerical comparison. The Corvette is from 4 600 r / min 575 Nm available, the current Porsche 911 Carrera with 257 kW/350 hp, the sheet has 390 Nm at 5 600 r / min. Thanks to the extremely high-ratio sixth gear of the Chevrolet Corvette circuit can relax and move long distances especially amazing frugal. What are the trade journal "auto motor und sport" demonstrated impressive in its issue 11/2012. An editor put the 622 kilometers from Stuttgart to the editors at Lausitzring quite speedy return ride with 56 liters. Which corresponds to a practical use of nine liters per 100 kilometers.

The Swabian car magazine had ennobled the Corvette already in issue 8/2012. The tester had the Z06 with 377 kW/512 hp Vresion strengthened in a comparison test with the 380 kW/517 hp Mercedes C 63 AMG is sent. The American sports car decided not only for the comparison test, he presented with a stopping distance of 30.5 meters from 100 km to the best brake test point in the history of the magazine.
2013 Chevrolet Corvette

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