Monday, January 31, 2011
The new 2010 Mercedes-Benz E63 AMG power comes from a 6.3-litre V8 engine develops an output of 386 kW/525 hp and a torque of 630 newton metres. The high-performance roadster has also donated its AMG SPEEDSHIFT MCT 7-speed sports transmission to the new model. The E 63 AMG accelerates from standstill to 100 km/h in just 4.5 seconds, with a top speed of 250 km/h (electronically limited). The Mercedes-Benz E63 AMG standard features include the new drowsiness detection system ATTENTION ASSIST, the unique anticipatory occupant protection system PRE-SAFE, BAS PLUS, seven airbags and crash-responsive NECK-PRO head restraints.
The Audi S8 quattro is a high-performance version of the German luxury automaker Audi's flagship car, the full-size Audi A8. The S8 is produced at Audi's Neckarsulm 'aluminium plant', and it was introduced in September 1994. Like the A8, the S8 is only available as a four-door saloon/sedan, and both generations have been constructed from an all-aluminium monocoque, dubbed the "Audi Space Frame" (ASF), the S8 using the standard wheelbase platform, and is not available in the long-wheelbase of the A8L.
The S8, like all Audi "S" models, is fitted as standard with Audi's trademark quattro four-wheel drive (4WD), with the S8 using the Torsen-based permanent 4WD system.
The car tuning firm from Germany, Mariani have released a power and aerodynamic package for the Audi S8 V10 recently. The V10 Audi S8 engine tuning boosted the total output from 450 hp to 501 hp, an increase of 51 hp for a simple modification. Also the Mariani Audi S8 V10 comes lowered by 55-60 mm, and as you can see it doesn’t look like a car that can be daily driven. It has a stiffer chassis with the suspension upgrades, and an aftermarket exhaust system was installed that allows more flow. The prices for these upgrades have not yet been released, however there are a few more parts available.
Mariani installed a larger brake kit with red calipers on all fours, a new blacked out grille, and custom wheels. The Audi S8 V10 sits on 19 inch aftermarket wheels painted white or any color to match the car, and I must say it does look clean. We will let you know when more information about this Audi is released
2011 GMC Savana 1500 Cargo Van Vehicle Performance
* Engine: 5.3L Vortec V-8 OHV and two valves per cylinder
* 2011 GMC Savana 1500 Cargo Van E85 / unleaded fuel
* Fuel economy: EPA (08):, 10 MPG city, 13 MPG highway, 11 MPG combined and 341 mi. range
* Multi-point fuel injection
* 31.0-gallon fuel tank 2011 GMC Savana 1500 Cargo Van
* Power(SAE): 310 hp @ 5,200 rpm; 334 ft lb of torque @ 4,500 rpm
* Secondary fuel economy:
Sunday, January 30, 2011
The 2011 BMW 760Li sedan comes with BMW 7 Series V12 engine and 8-speed automatic transmission. The new V12 engine develops 535 horsepower at an engine speed of 5,250 rpm, with maximum torque of 550 lb-ft from just 1,500 rpm.
Combined with an 8-speed automatic transmission, this BMW V12 offers unparalleled driving refinement and premium driving dynamics through its ability to convert seemingly unlimited power reserves into action with amazing responsiveness.
The BMW 760Li Sedan features self-leveling air suspension at the rear. Standard Integral Active Steering offers speed-related adjustment of the steering angle on the front and rear wheels. With Integral Active Steering, the car’s passenger comfort reaches an even higher level when changing lanes at high speeds thanks to reduced lateral forces.
In addition to these technologies, the 2011 BMW 760Li Sedan features self-leveling air suspension at the rear. Standard Integral Active Steering offers speed-related adjustment of the steering angle on the front and rear wheels.
For the exterior, the 2011 BMW 760Li Sedan features the kidney grille for the radiator boasts an extra-wide chrome frame in slightly concave design as well as bars extending powerfully to the front. From the side, exclusive 19-inch light-alloy wheels as well as the V12 model designation on the chrome-plated gills with their integrated side direction indicators at the transition point between the front fenders and the doors likewise serve to identify the BMW 760Li Sedan.
The Honda CR-V is a compact crossover SUV manufactured by the Japanese company Honda since 1995. It was loosely derived from the Honda Civic to satisfy a public demand for a sport-utility vehicle from Honda. There are discrepancies as to what "CR-V" stands for, with Honda sources in different markets citing different meanings. The most common meaning being "Civic Recreation Vehicle" since the is built on the Honda Civic Platform. Though Honda sales literature in UK reportedly makes references to "Compact Recreational Vehicle", other Honda references (including the official Honda Japan CR-V Fact Boo and Honda Worldwide) cite "Comfortable Runabout Vehicle". It is produced in both all-wheel drive and front-wheel drive, although in many markets such as Australia and the United Kingdom, only front wheel drive is offered.
Honda produces the CR-V in Japan and the United Kingdom for worldwide markets, and as of 2007, North American CR-Vs are produced in East Liberty, Ohio. The CR-V is produced in Wuhan for the Chinese market by the Dongfeng Honda Automobile Company, a joint venture with Dongfeng Motor Corporation. Starting in fall 2007, North American CR-Vs will also be produced in Jalisco, Mexico in addition to Britain, Japan and the US due to high demand. Honda executives considered making the CR-V as one of the first vehicles to be produced at Honda's new facility currently finishing construction in Greensburg, Indiana that opened in fall 2008; however, the facility will initially exclusively produce the Civic, which may free up space in East Liberty for CR-V production from the 2009 model year onward. Elsewhere, the CR-V is Honda's smallest SUV other than the related Element sold in Canada and the United States, and the HR-V sold in Europe. In size, the CR-V slots between the Element and Pilot.
2010 BMW Z4 30i Roadster Vehicle Performance
- 2,996 cc 3.0 liters in-line 6 front engine with 85.0 mm bore, 88.0 mm stroke, 10.7 compression ratio, double overhead cam, variable valve timing/camshaft and four valves per cylinder
- Premium unleaded fuel 91 and petrol
- Fuel consumption: EPA 08 city (mpg): 18, highway (mpg): 28, combined (mpg): 22, 514 and 319 2010 BMW Z4 30i Roadster Vehicle
- Multi-point injection fuel system
- 14.5 gallon main premium unleaded fuel tank 12.1
- Power: 190 kW , 255 HP SAE @ 6,600 rpm; 220 ft lb , 298 Nm @ 2,600 rpm
Saturday, January 29, 2011
The Fiat 500 is a car produced by the Fiat company of Italy between 1957 and 1975, with limited production of the Fiat 500 K estate continuing until 1977. The car was designed by Dante Giacosa.
Launched as the Nuova (new) 500 in July 1957, it was marketed as a cheap and practical town car. Measuring only 3 metres (10 feet) long, and originally powered by a tiny 479 cc two-cylinder, air-cooled engine, the 500 redefined the term "small car" and is considered one of the first city cars.
In 2007 Fiat launched a similar styled, longer and heavier front wheel drive car, the Fiat Nuova 500.
Formula One, also known as Formula 1 or F1 and officially referred to as the FIA Formula One World Championship, is the highest class of single seater auto racing sanctioned by the Fédération Internationale de l'Automobile (FIA). The "formula" in the name refers to a set of rules with which all participants' cars must comply. The F1 season consists of a series of races, known as Grands Prix (translated to English as "Big Prizes"), held on purpose-built circuits and public roads. The results of each race are combined to determine two annual World Championships, one for the drivers and one for the constructors, with racing drivers, constructor teams, track officials, organizers, and circuits required to be holders of valid Super Licences, the highest class of racing licence issued by the FIA.
Formula One cars race at high speeds (up to 360 km/h (220 mph)) with engines whose performance is limited to a maximum of 18,000 rpm. The cars are capable of lateral acceleration in excess of 5 g in corners. The performance of the cars is highly dependent on electronics – although traction control and other driving aids have been banned since 2008 – and on aerodynamics, suspension and tyres. The formula has seen much evolution and change through the history of the sport. Europe, where all the Formula One racing teams are based, is the sport's traditional centre and where around half of each year's races take place. However, the sport's scope has expanded significantly in recent years and an increasing number of Grands Prix are held on other continents.
Formula One is a massive television event, with an aggregate global audience of 600 million people for each race. The Formula One Group is the legal holder of the commercial rights. With annual spending totalling billions of US dollars, Formula One's economic effect is significant, and its financial and political battles are widely covered. Its high profile and popularity make it an obvious merchandising environment, which leads to very high investments from sponsors, translating into extremely high budgets for the constructors. However, mostly since 2000, due to the always increasing expenditures, several teams, including works teams from car makers and those teams with minimal support from the automotive industry, have gone bankrupt or been bought out by companies wanting to establish a team within the sport; these buyouts are also influenced by Formula One limiting the number of participant teams.
2011 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Base Coupe Vehicle Performance
* Engine: 6.2L V-8 DOHC with variable valve timing and four valves per cylinder
* Premium unleaded fuel2011 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Base Coupe
* Fuel economy: EPA (08):, 14 MPG city, 20 MPG highway, 16 MPG combined and 360 mi. range
* Multi-point fuel injection2011 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Base Coupe
* 22.5-gallon fuel tank
* Power(SAE): 563 hp @ 6,800 rpm; 479 ft lb of torque @ 4,750 rpm
Friday, January 28, 2011
The Mercedes-Benz M-Class is a luxury mid-size sport utility vehicle (SUV), first offered in 1997 as a 1998 model, and built by the German automaker Mercedes-Benz. Gradually, the M-Class became a sales success in the United States and Mexico. In terms of size, it is slotted in between the smaller GLK-Class (based on the C-Class) and the larger GL-Class, with which it shares platforms. For a short time, between the years 1999 to 2002, the M class was also built by Magna Steyr in Graz, Austria, for the European market, until it moved to part of the U.S. market.
Already since the year 2000, the Chemnitz-based company ENCO develops and produces fascinating vehicle modifications for demanding customers. The latest creation of the Saxon designer is the ENCO 550 GT Biturbo and is based on the face-lifted Porsche Cayenne. Precise craftsmanship and a perfected technology are the hallmarks of the masculine aerodynamics pack as well as the powerful motor acceleration. Striking, black lacquered XXL-rims enclose the boosted sport brake system which matches the advanced requirements. An exclusive interior programme completes the refinement.