Friday, August 31, 2012

2013 BMW X3 sDrive18d

BMW presents the seventh engine of X3. The 2013 BMW X3 sDrive18d assumes the role of affordable and economical entry-level model. He is also the first X3 version with rear-wheel drive (sDrive) - previously known versions have all-wheel drive (xDrive). An xDrive version is not offered by the 18d.

BMW X3 sDrive18d 2013

The 2.0-liter diesel with variable turbine geometry is known from the X1. It develops a maximum 143 hp and 360 Nm. In the BMW X3 engine is combined as standard with a six-speed transmission, is an optional eight-speed automatic available. The switch version needs to sprint to highway speed 9.9 seconds, the automatic version 10.3 seconds. At 195 km / h top speed is achieved with automatic are 190 km / h to create. The standard consumption is specified at 5.1 and 5.4 liters of fuel. Save fuel standard help a brake energy regeneration, a gearshift point indicator, electro-mechanical power steering, an Eco Pro mode and a start-stop system.

With the launch of the new BMW X3-entry model in the autumn 2012 the engine portfolio is growing at three petrol and four diesel, covering a power range from 143 to 313 hp. The new BMW X3 sDrive18d is available from 36,200 euros in Germany.

BMW X3 sDrive18d 2013

BMW X3 sDrive18d 2013

Thursday, August 30, 2012

2013 Land Rover Freelander 2

For the 2013 Land Rover Freelander 2 optically and technically revised and made even more upscale.

Land Rover Freelander 2 has been refined for the new model year in detail and positioned more towards premium. Recognize is the new Freelander vintage mainly due to the new front and rear light design with LED light units.

Land Rover Freelander 2 2013

But even small changes to the front and rear bumper allow the Freelander 2 now look even more high-quality and dynamic. Inside, at first glance, the new center console design that catches your eye, which now seems more elegant. Also the more premium quality fabrics and materials to prove the interior. Of the center console, which now up to 7 "color display houses, Land Rover has also refreshed the display of the speedometer, and a 5" display between the dials are key vehicle information display.

For extra comfort, the profit promise keyless start system of Freelanders and the 7-day timer for the heater. First Land Rover Freelander also offers a rearview camera and the "Say What You See" to voice control that can be used to the navigation, control radio, telephone and air conditioning.

Land Rover Freelander 2 2013

And in another first in the Freelander, there are new premium audio systems from Meridian, whose power between 380 and 825 watts, and the Freelander so shall transform into a concert hall. Already comes as standard with the Freelander with a 80-watt audio system with 8 speakers and a 5 "color display.

When driving you can still choose between the 150 hp (110 kW) and 190 hp (140 kW) diesel engine, which is combined depending on the version with a manual or automatic 6-speed gearbox. What is new is the 2.0-liter petrol engine GTDi Si3.

Land Rover Freelander 2 2013

The 4-cylinder direct injection petrol engine with an output of 240 hp (177 kW) replaced the previous Si6-six engine. While maintaining engine performance was the torque of the new turbo-charged petrol engine compared to the previous 6-cylinder increased by seven percent to 340 Nm, the consumption can be reduced but at the same time.

As standard, the petrol engine already has the 6-speed automatic, the CO2 emissions are at 225g/km. Remained the same, of course, the excellent off-road ability of the Freelander 2, which features the new model year on the patented Terrain Response control of all vehicle systems.

The new Freelander vintage will still be available in 2012, exact pricing and release dates are not yet fixed but.

Land Rover Freelander 2 2013 interior

Land Rover Freelander 2 2013

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

2013 BMW Zagato Roadster

The open single piece looks even more successful than the coupe version. Less than three months after the premiere of the BMW Zagato Coupe the German car maker and the Italian coachbuilder surprise at the Concours d'Elegance at Pebble Beach in 2012 with a further cooperation: the 2013 BMW Zagato Roadster. According to information, the car was created in just six weeks - of course by hand. This study unit is at Pebble Beach in the best society. Once a year, gather here connoisseur of classic automotive craftsmanship to admire the most expensive cars in the world or to bid on.

BMW Zagato Roadster 2013

Roadster
Unlike almost any other car concept embodies a roadster the pure fascination automobile. Therefore, for the two companies was also clear that a renewed cooperation as a result may have only one such vehicle. With the current BMW Z4 has already the appropriate Genspender in the program. It succeeded, however, the designers, to give the vehicle a clear family resemblance with its own character. The unique design virtually merge the DNA of BMW and Zagato, which may indeed both look back on a long tradition of roadster.

BMW Zagato Roadster 2013

Design
There are some visual highlights. These include the deep-seated double kidney with a Z-shaped lattice structure, a contoured bonnet, striking LED light bar, special dual round headlights and a three-dimensional-looking front apron. The distinctive face of the Roadster Coupe comes from. The front is so the connecting element between the two models. The side view looks quite extroverted. Here the long hood, the far back seated cockpit and the short, crisp rear stand out. In comparison with the normal Z4 the lines is somewhat smoother, the rear lower. Also creates an additional delicate line of an optical connection to rear sill and close the flip side from optically. At the rear, the signature Zagato is most visible. It presents a very wide and flat. The rear view of the Roadster can fill up on the street. Like the Coupe, the rear lights of the BMW Zagato Roadster are behind black tinted glass. The glass surface runs like a black band across the tail. The far-out tailpipes and the diffuser also emphasize the width.

BMW Zagato Roadster 2013

Interior
The interior has done comparatively little. Zagato Roadster there are some ingredients but still: A brown leather belt encircles the interior, such as a railing and should thus produce the visual appearance inside and out. The brown leather trim closes next to the cockpit, door trim and seats even includes the roll bar with. Anonsten is held mainly in the interior black. A brown, embroidered "Z" on the seats indicates the origin of the car.

Which engine is beneath the elegant casing, the two companies did not reveal. The BMW Zagato Roadster is designed as a high performance car. In all probability, therefore, carries a turbocharged six-cylinder in his service.

BMW Zagato Roadster 2013

BMW Zagato Roadster 2013

BMW Zagato Roadster 2013

BMW Zagato Roadster 2013

Saturday, August 11, 2012

Lamborghini Aventador Carbonado by Mansory

Who has believed that achieved with the design of Oakley tricked Aventador the current Lamborghini flagship, the flagpole has been, not the noble tuner Mansory taken into account. For what this tuner has now put together is pretty impressive. Highlight the "Lamborghini Aventador Carbonado" its outer skin made ​​of ultra lightweight carbon fiber.

Lamborghini Aventador Carbonado

Design
This outrageously expensive carbon compound helps the Aventador not only an impressive look, but also reduces its weight. In combination with a performance which has naturally affected the performance. Fall on the front apron marked with optimized air intakes, the new front lip and daytime running proprietary. The modifications to improve the cooling and downforce. In addition, Mansory replaced the front fenders and the bonnet by our own developments. The flanks grow it by 40 millimeters at the front and 50 millimeters at the rear axle in the width. Redesigned side skirts there may not be missing. At the rear, built a completely new apron with integrated diffuser. In addition, an enlarged rear spoiler provides better driving stability at high speeds. The replacement of the roof and engine cover with full carbon components round off the comprehensive aerodynamic package.

Lamborghini Aventador Carbonado

Performance as Brother from Another Planet
Thanks to an intervention in engine management and a new exhaust system, the performance of the 6.5-liter twelve cylinder engine to 754 hp and 750 Nm (standard: 700 hp and 690 Nm). Thus equipped, catapulting the black four-wheel-floor in 2.8 seconds from 0 to 100 on speed The maximum speed is 355 km / h also slightly higher than the base car (standard: 2.9 seconds and 350 km / h). The necessary contact with the road 255/30 R20 or make 345/25 R21-rollers (front / rear).

Lamborghini Aventador Carbonado interior

Interior
As with all of its models Mansory can of course also in the interior of Aventador Carbonado not ignore. The highlights include the massive use of a particularly durable but soft leather, the newly designed sports steering wheel, non-slip aluminum pedals and real carbon components in the doors, the dashboard and center console.

Of Lamborghini Carbonado, there will be only six. Prices Mansory reveals only real prospects who have the wherewithal. With over half a million Euro but you will have to reckon.

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

2013 Ford Focus Titanium

2013 Ford Focus Titanium is at first glance, a sleek combination trip. The interplay of wide hood pulled down, increasing fluency window and sloping roof line, he seems much longer than it actually is 4.56 meters. A striking feature is especially the front with the large trapezoidal air intake, the bi-xenon headlights and fog lights. The rear looks by far the modern rear lights drawn into the flank.

ford focus titanium 2013

The five-door Focus is - without mirrors - 1.82 meters wide and about 1.50 meters tall, these are the dimensions of a compact car. Nevertheless, little things like help the combination of the lush sound of falling into the castle doors, to overcome the class barriers.

ford focus titanium 2013 interior

Interior
The interior is modern. At first glance, the cockpit looks slightly cluttered with buttons and knobs. But in practice, it quickly became apparent that the operation is perfectly matched to the driver. The handle on the big board in the center console, instrument is rarely necessary to turn around to the navigation system. Almost every function can also be controlled via the steering wheel buttons.

Helpful is the display of individually adjustable on-board computer, which is located between the tachometer and speed indicator. Cast as the well-made steering wheel is in the hand. A candy is LED lighting, which bathes the interior when driving at night and instruments in a very pleasant light.

The front seats offer proper lateral support and the rear passengers can take even longer behind drivers yet comfortable space. Drawback: The visibility of the station wagon is the greatly reduced tapering windows in the rear. However, a wider rear view mirror and large mirrors this lack repay a large extent. In addition, the test vehicle with the optional blind spot warning system is fitted, the warning with a flashing dot in the exterior mirrors in front of approaching vehicles in the rear view mirror are not recognizable.

Limited receptive are the storage compartments in the doors. Here a few inches would work more wonders. At the rear, opening up a high-soaring cargo door of the storage space with a very low loading height, depending on the load and the vehicle can cast 476-1516 liters of luggage will be accommodated. Thus, the focus is head to head with the Vauxhall Astra Sport Tourer class competitors and VW Golf Variant.

ford focus titanium 2013

Drive
In the test car is a 1.6-liter EcoBoost engine with 110 kW/150 hp that accelerates the focus in 8.8 seconds from zero to one hundredth The smooth-running four-cylinder Ford Focus Estate features: Compact Combination of the athletes dress not only by a beefy pulling power, but also by a direct response. Driven at high speed, the four-cylinder can be heard clearly, however. The six-speed manual transmission in the Focus is smooth and is characterized by short shift travel.

Long-distance comfort
The long-distance comfort of the Ford Focus leaves little to be desired. The tautly sprung chassis is quite sporty design, but offers plenty of comfort. In a very bumpy surface is very uneven, the steering wheel directly to the driver, which requires a strong grab, even if in the background the Torque Vectoring Control ensures driving stability. Master curves, the focus is almost like a sports car.

Start-stop system
The standard start-stop system works in both the shutdown and the start-up mode so discreet that it never interferes. Almost automatically, the driver uses a short time the fuel-saving mechanism that is triggered only by the disengagement at idle. At a fuel-saving driving habits, the Focus is content with just under eight liters Super per 100 kilometers, indulges in fast motorway journeys, the Cologne but also like one more than nine liters. The CO2 emissions of the sprint strong focus is 137 grams per kilometer.

Conclusion
The Ford Focus Titanium is a chic and practical compact combination with powerful engine and good long-distance comfort. Optionally, a wide range of safety and comfort equipment is ordered.

ford focus titanium 2013

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

2013 New Audi R8 with 550hp

Audi sharpens his supersport: Release the end of 2012 Audi R8 gets a facelift. The optical changes remain marginal, important innovations are a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission and the flagship R8 V10 plus. Its 5.2-liter ten-cylinder engine delivering 550 hp and maximum torque of 540 Newton meters at 6,500 rpm to. The sprints only available as a coupe R8 V10 Plus in combination with the S tronic in 3.5 seconds from zero to 100 kph and a top speed of 317 km / h As Audi's consumption of 12.9 liters per 100 kilometers, with a manual transmission, there are two more liters.

audi r8 2013

In 3.6 seconds to 100
The other two engines - available for the Coupe and Spyder - remain as before. In the second, slightly weaker performance level of the V10 engine 525 hp and a maximum torque of 530 Newton meters is available. The Audi R8 V10 Coupe accelerates in 3.6 seconds with S tronic from zero to 100 km / h and up to 314 km / h. Acts as an introduction of the R8 with a 430-hp 4.2-liter V8. The maximum torque of 430 Newton meters at 4500-6000 rpm. The sprint from zero to 100 km / h, the Coupe done in combination with the dual-clutch transmission in 4.3 seconds, and acceleration continues at pace 300th The average consumption will be 12.4 liters.

audi r8 2013

For the first time with a double clutch transmission
In addition to the six-speed gearbox for the R8 is the first time, a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission available. In the ten-cylinder models is the newly developed S tronic as standard on board. Audi promises sporty, closely graded courses and a long last designed gear. About the selector lever in the center console and paddles allows the driver to change gears and independently. In addition to a sport mode can also be a Launch Control is activated, which brings about a button to start with increased starting speed and optimum tire slippage. Audi speaks of up to 22 grams less CO2 per kilometer - - except for reduced emissions could be reduced with the double clutch transmission, the sprint times from 0 to 100 km / h by up to three tenths of a second. The mid-engined R8 sports comes as standard with quattro all-wheel drive. Under normal driving conditions around 15 percent of the torque can be directed to the front axle. Begin spinning the rear wheels, a maximum of another 15 percent are sent to the front. At the rear of the R8 does a mechanical limited slip differential.

audi r8 2013

New front end with LED lights
From the outside, the R8 has been changed only with caution. The modified front section is identified by a new bumper, radiator grille with angled top corners now, differently shaped air intakes as well as the future standard LED headlights. Optionally, a front splitter made of carbon fiber-reinforced plastic (CFRP), mounted on the R8 V10, plus it is always there. In the ten cylinders are the side blades exhibited more than the V8 and equipped with a special edge. There is a modified rear diffuser and new rear lights with LED technology. A special feature is the turn signal indicator with dynamized - its light passes from inside to outside in turning direction. The tail also adorns the new red and silver R8 logo. The exhaust system flows to all engine variants in two round, shiny tailpipes. These are held on the Audi R8 V10, plus black. The top model is exclusively available on request in a matt finish paint.

audi r8 2013

New R8 logo is also found inside
The optional multi-function sports leather steering wheel with flattened lower rim also helps the new R8 logo. It is also found on the selector lever or switch, the door sills, back in the instrument cluster and on the home screen of the monitor board. The sports seats are optional on the V8 engines in the V10 and set options as standard electric. Depending on the model are the covers from an Alcantara / leather combination or in Fine Nappa leather. As an extra bucket seats with more pronounced side bolsters are available.

audi r8 2013

Market launch of the revised Audi R8 end is 2012. Standard equipment on all models include a navigation system and a sound system from Bang & Olufsen. As an extra element, a high beam assistant, different complete sets, including a mobile phone preparation and voice control belt microphone and a parking aid with rearview camera are available.

audi r8 2013

audi r8 2013

audi r8 2013

2013 New Honda CR-V

Since its debut in 1995, the Honda CR-V is sold in over 160 countries over five million copies. On 3 November rolls manufactured in the UK fourth generation in the trade. The 2013 Honda CR-V appears more compact: It is 4565 millimeters by five millimeters become shorter than its predecessor, the height shrank by as much as 30 to 1790 mm. However, the newcomer will offer more interior space for passengers and luggage. The storage volume in the trunk grows from 589 to 1,669 liters, while the latter value increases to 147 liters compared to its predecessor. The spatial extension can be done thanks to the "Easy-Fold-Down" system according to the manufacturer with a single handle.

New Honda crv 2013

Otto, now with 155 hp
Under the hood of the new Honda SUV uses either a two-liter i-VTEC gasoline engine or a 2.2-liter diesel iDTEC. The output of a petrol engine has been increased from 150 to 155 hp and torque to 192 Newton-meter by two. Despite the power increase, CO2 emissions are the models with manual transmission at 173 instead of getting 192 grams per kilometer and the automatic version at 175 instead of 195 grams, the models with manual transmission is now also a start-stop function at the factory.


Gasoline for the first time with front-wheel drive
Power and torque of the diesel remains at 150 hp and 350 Newton meters, but the CO2 emissions are in the variant with manual transmission by twelve percent from 171 to 149 grams per kilometer, and in models with five-speed automatic transmission from 195 down to 174 grams. The petrol models are also available for the first time with front-wheel drive. The new version emits 168 grams of CO2 per kilometer.

New Honda crv 2013

Econ mode and Eco-Assist
All Honda CR-V now get the Econ mode and Eco Assist as fuel-saving helpers. Upon activation of the Econ-switch to fit the throttle and the air conditioner automatically in order to minimize fuel consumption. The Eco Assist provides the driver using the ambient lighting of the speedometer, as his driving style affects fuel consumption.

All-wheel drive brought up to date
Revised is also the all-wheel drive. The new, electronically activated "Real Time All Wheel Drive system" should now react faster to a loss of traction. It has been compared to the previous hydraulically activated by 17 percent lighter, the internal friction was reduced by 59 percent. Thus, the system should contribute to lower fuel consumption.

New Honda crv 2013

Collision warning system in case of emergency braking
The assistance systems in the new Honda CR-V 2013, the VSA electronic stability program and the Advanced Driver Assist System by Honda (ADAS). This is a combination of an active lane departure warning, adaptive cruise control and collision warning system that warns of an impending accident, and even slow down to minimize the impact. For the first time is also the Emergency Stop System (ESS) is used, which automatically activates during emergency braking the hazard lights.

Mitigate whiplash
If this does happen to crash into the front seats, a system to mitigate whiplash is integrated. For safety and to enable the development of Honda's ACE Body Structure (Advanced Compatibility Engineering) contribute. It improves occupant protection by the impact forces wegleitet the accident from the passenger compartment.

No prices released
The prices, Honda has not yet been addressed, they will be announced at a later date.

New Honda crv 2013

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