Friday, May 17, 2013

2013 Toyota GT 86 Review

At Toyota sports coupes have a long tradition in 1970 came up with the first-generation Celica an affordable sports coupe on the market, which was always crisp in the course of his seven generations. When in 2005 the production of the 7th Generation Celica was discontinued, it was provisionally with the sporty Toyota to end, because the smaller the MR2 and Supra were stronger no longer available at this time.

Toyota GT 86 2013

In 2012, Toyota has also reminded his athletic genes and associated with the new Toyota GT 86 is a new sports coupe on the market, which will make all previous generations of Celica in the shade with driving pleasure and performance. A 2.0-liter boxer engine with 200 hp (147 kW), in combination with rear-wheel drive and a very low center of gravity has to paper for a lot of driving fun, the crisp optics also contributes visually to the fact that the GT 86 looks already in the state quickly.

The whole thing there, including a more than ample standard equipment. Since then besides ABS, ESP and seven airbags also have fine sport seats, Xenon headlights, a 2-zone climate control, cruise control, radio system including a 6.1 "touchscreen, a keyless entry and start system and 17" alloy wheels on board.

Toyota GT 86 2013 interior

Thus, the sporty GT 86 are from outside so athletic, it is also further in the interior. Toyota has tried here clearly that the GT 86 despite favorable price has an ambience that gives the driver the sportiness in the interior of the car. In addition to the extremely comfortable sport seats a sting at first many inserts in carbon design and red trim in the eye. The grippy leather sports steering wheel and the short shifting stick are also useful ingredients for a sporty mix.

The center console, has a very tidy and also offers some toggle switches for the climate control and a rimmed with chrome start button. Also completely tuned for sportiness are the fittings where the tachometer is placed prominently in the middle and color different from the rest of the fittings. A digital speedometer is also included on security in the tachometer because the scale is down quite small analog speedometer.

Driver and passenger of the 425.5 cm-long coupe can also appreciate a lot of space. Although the GT is 86 can train for four, the rear seats are up to carry small children on short trips. The boot capacity is 243 liters also rather modest, but two trolleys fit comfortably through the narrow hatch. In addition, the space is not just the race on which you should measure such a sports coupe.

Toyota GT 86 2013 interior

Here is much more important to evaluate the driving pleasure, which the 2.0-liter boxer engine promises on paper before. The sprint from 0 to 100 km / h, then also completed 7.6 seconds and the top speed is 226 km / h Even if these values ​​now may not throw any of the stool, thus offering the GT 86 while driving a lot of joy.

Immediately after pressing the start button you will be greeted by a resonant engine sound that gives you that 200 horses waiting here to free wheel.

The manual 6-speed transmission can be crisp and turn over short distances, so pure in this point sports car feeling is conveyed. The programs themselves are designed so that you can be both economical way, and very dynamic. So you can comfortably in the 6th Speed ​​at 80 km / h over the sliding tangent, or the 2 Transition to cracking the 100 km / h mark unscrew.

Toyota GT 86 2013

Its maximum torque of 209 Nm, the engine without this until 6400-6600 rev / min are available. The higher you drive the needle of the rev counter, the rich is also the sound. The perfect weight distribution and a low center of gravity make it the car felt perfect in every situation.

On dry roads, the borders are broad interpretation, and the GT 86 is easy to persuade them to drift, especially when the ESP is switched off or switched to Sport mode. The driver immediately feels like every little attempt to break out of the stern, and can comfortably take corrective measures to bring the GT 86 back on track.

With great caution, the Toyota GT 86 but to enjoy in the wet. Here it shows very well how much power is transmitted to the rear axle, and bringing the car quickly with ESP switched on to the fact that you get visual contact with his own tail.

Especially inexperienced drivers should be careful here and the life of its own, which the GT 86 wants to live in the wet like not underestimate. Who adapt his driving style to the weather conditions, but will also have no problems and can see the GT 86 as a companion for everyday use.

Toyota GT 86 2013

Long distances are quite possible, even if the chassis and suspension are of course completely tuned for sportiness and the car tells the driver like the failures of road maintenance. Due to the design is of course the clarity, not the best, especially the back view falls through the small window areas difficult.

We were surprised by the consumption of GT 86 Specified by the factory 7.8 liters are in subdued foot gas well within reach, has the GT86 with about 8.2 liters satisfied, and we can have here quite often march to the tachometer red zone in the direction to enjoy the fun of driving.

With the GT86 Toyota has made ​​a very interesting sport coupe on the wheels anyway. He not only offers a sporty look inside and out, he is also an athlete through and through. The engine provides not only fun to ride, but also a wonderful sound and is quite economical. The nice thing is that the GT 86 is thereby remained affordable despite very good facilities and thus is a more than worthy successor to the Celica.

Toyota GT 86 2013

2014 Peugeot 308

Peugeot now has the second generation of the 308 presents that will shake up the compact class with a dynamic new look and plenty of space.

Peugeot 308 2014

The new generation of the Peugeot 308 will go on sale in the fall of 2013, now Peugeot has released the first photos and information. With a length of 4.25 meters, the new 308 has remained very compact and looks even more dynamic than the current model. Viewed from the front, a similarity exists with the 208, the design of the rear lights is strongly reminiscent of those of the 4008th Very concise is the light signature of the headlights and rear lights.

Peugeot 308 2014 interior

Despite its compact dimensions, the new Peugeot 308 interior is spacious. As with the 208 is also the 308 now with a new cockpit concept, in which the instrument cluster and steering wheel mounted slightly increased has been very small.

In addition to the driver is joined by a 9.7-oriented "touchscreen display, be made through the radio, air conditioning and vehicle settings. Way, the interior is very clear, as in the center console buttons are only a very few left.

Increased the quality of the interior that is now high. In addition, the new Peugeot 308 also offers plenty of space for passengers and luggage, the boot capacity is 470 liters and is thus settled for a car of this class far above the average.

Peugeot 308 2014

The new Peugeot 308 is also based on the new EMP2 platform, which makes for a very good driving dynamics and a low weight. Compared to its predecessor, the new 308 is around 140 kg become lighter, which should have a positive effect on consumption. When most economical model of the CO2 emissions are to be as low as 85 km g /.

Further details on the engine size, equipment and the existing assistance systems will be at the premiere of 308 at the IAA in September 2013 known Peugeot.

Peugeot 308 2014

Peugeot 308 2014

Peugeot 308 2014

Friday, May 3, 2013

2013 Nissan Friend-Me Concept

A futuristic concept sedan Nissan has now unveiled the 2013 Nissan Friend-ME at the Auto Shanghai.

Nissan Friend-Me 2013 new

The four-seater Nissan Friend-ME is aimed at a younger generation with a new automobile understanding. With a sheet metal dress bold flowing lines, the study wants to stand in the bright lights of the city.

The Nissan Friend-ME has a global approach, but is in particular the so-called Balinghou - the 240 million Chinese who were born in the 1980s - to address. This lively young buyers who is now in his twenties, is one of the most important target groups in the world's largest auto market. "Your taste will put the car trends for the next decades," says Francois Bacon, Division General Manager of Product Strategy at Nissan. As a generation that grew up without siblings, she appreciates the time spent with friends - and here is where the new concept car.

Nissan Friend-Me 2013 new

The design emphasizes the athletic confident character. Through a wide track with a short front and rear overhang, the study has deliberately aggressive and sportier than comparable sedans. The energetic, flowing dynamic range of the Nissan typical V-shaped grille over the hood to the vehicle edge and creates an emotional aura. The headlights and taillights give boomerang shape dynamics. Harmony generate the thin seemingly floating roof and the distinctive shape of the C-pillars. The exterior color "Neon Grey" - designed to appeal to tech-savvy youth - comes in the night to their best advantage.

Nissan Friend-Me 2013 new interior

The interior creates a unique high-tech environment for four people, which includes all inmates equally in the interaction. A new center console extends from the dashboard to the rear and provides all passengers with lots of information. Screens are visible from every seat, nestled into the surface and are only noticed when they are active. Anyone who finds such interesting content on their smartphone, it can be transferred to the on-board screens and then share with others.

The concept car is based on the existing architecture of Nissan sedans and requires only a few additional components. The Nissan Friend-ME provided, efficient Pure Drive hybrid drive would have for the urban transport fuel in abundance. The study resulted from a collaboration between the Chinese and the global Nissan design team led by Shiro Nakamura, Senior Vice President and Chief Creative Officer.

Nissan Friend-Me 2013 new

Nissan Friend-Me 2013 new

Nissan Friend-Me 2013 new

2013 Audi TT Ultra Quattro Concept

At the W├Ârthersee Tour 2013 Audi will again be represented with a lot of highlights and present again a very special concept car.

Audi TT Ultra Quattro Concept 2013

The W├Ârthersee Tour is a fixed date each year for tuning fans, and Audi has long been present with its own stand and many highlights.

In the center of the exhibit is 2013 Audi TT ultra quattro concept. The technical study combines minimum weight with maximum sportiness. With a weight of only 1111 kg and a power of 310 hp (228 kW) creates the sporty Audi sensational performance.

The sprint from 0 to 100 km / h puts the TT ultra quattro concept out in 4.2 seconds and up to 280 km / h. Compared to the standard model, the weight saving is around 300 kilograms.

Audi TT Ultra Quattro Concept 2013 interior

This is mainly achieved through the consistent use of lightweight materials. Instead of coil springs made ​​of steel springs made ​​of fiberglass reinforced plastic (FRP) are used, for example.

Nevertheless, the passengers do not have to give up luxury and also have power windows or air conditioning on board. Compared to the production vehicle, the TT ultra quattro concept has a digital cockpit. In addition, he has held over normal mirrors on compact cameras that transmit the image directly into the cockpit.

In addition to the Audi TT Ultra quattro concept also all RS models, the new R8 family including the R8 e-tron and the legendary Audi Sport quattro S1 will be admired at the Audi stand in Reifnitz.

Audi TT Ultra Quattro Concept 2013

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