For years, Honda was the best-selling car in Canada. Spending time in the eighth generation of the model and the reason for its enduring success is not difficult to understand. Not only is the right size, it is something that many of his peers lack - fun-drive quotient is surprisingly high for something that is not enough pestilential sports car (It starts).
2011 Honda Civic Coupe
2011 Honda Civic Coupe

Mortal Coupe is powered by a 1.8-liter iVTEC Honda four features variable valve gear. This puts 140 horsepower and 128 pound-feet of torque is available to the driver. If this engine is distinguished by many is that you love rev and rev And again, stands for the noise it makes when it reaches for redline is far from being a thrash. Moreover, the conditions of 100 km per hour for the clock to 8.4 seconds and turn the 80-to-100 kmh passing move in 6.9 seconds. However, when the accelerator pedal is not buried, is equally at home prowling in the neighborhood - a short trip through the five-speed manual gearbox maximizes economy. In this case, I had a test average of 7.1 l/100 km, which is pretty good, it was considered Scrooge approved.

Manual transmission has also refined the engine. Gate Shifter is well established, the shoots are short and light clutch bites perfect location. In this regard, it is as good as any front-wheel-drive transmission gets. If you do not want to be, but it would be more than five, or six-speed gearbox better. This decrease in the number of revolutions of 3000 rpm highway for something a little 'more relaxed. It is a five-speed automatic slack available to us.

Of course, if not wide enough, senior If the bet by the use of four frantic running 2.0L 197 horsepower and 139 lb-ft of torque. Reduce the acceleration time by a piece of size, shaving almost two seconds from zero to 100 kmh dash.

SE is a true delight in a corner. The front struts, double wishbone rear anti-roll bars at both ends combine to make up almost all unwanted body motion without beating the runners on a difficult road. When prompted, SE-hunks straight down like P205/55R16 tires provide the grip required. She is such that understeer remains at arm's length, which is a pleasant departure from the usual front-wheel drive. Similarly, the steering balance. At low speeds, it is light, but IT companies up though the pace ramps driver training. The last part of the dynamic equation is found in the anti-lock brakes. Not only do they stop (40.1 meters 100 km / h), the pedal is easily modulated, which keeps unwanted intervention at bay.

Money for a car that at least $ 20,000, there is nothing better, despite the absence of a PDA at the base and SE models is a glaring omission.

Inside, the coupe is attractive and functional. Unlike many, I like the configuration of the board of two levels and is divided into two segments for easy reading of information. The upper level contains the speedometer with fuel and temperature gauges, the houses of the lower half of the tachometer and secondary information.
2011 Honda Civic Coupe
2011 Honda Civic Coupe

The design is not perfect. First I would like to see the key warning light located in the upper level and not buried deep in the bottom layer. Second, I do not like the digital speedometer - it flashes away like there's no tomorrow. I honestly do not know if I drive at 51 or 52 km / h. That said, there is not much to complain. The front seats are comfortable and boldly enhanced, there are plenty of leeway, a lot of margin of safety - in spite of SE Sunroof - and travel enough space is needed to accommodate a larger driver. Throw in the driver's seat adjustable for height and tilt and telescopic steering wheel and establish the right driving position is a breeze.

Other bonuses SE is that the cabin plastic rings. Two-tone black / titanium dash fascia not only brightens the appearance, quality plastic gives a feeling of wealth. This eliminates one of the common complaints found in many reviews of cars at affordable prices.

So far there is nothing to say until we check the list of features - the lack of heated seats and Bluetooth stand out. These devices are standard features on many major competitors Cup. Move to the rear and 2 +2 coupe was born kind of access to the rear seat is a little task, especially for those old bones creak like mine, and once there, the limits are tight. The seat is best used to store a file. No complaints about the tribe. It is equipped with the necessary split / folding seats, 11.5 cubic feet squared-off and lift more than low enough.

The SE Coupe delivers great value despite the omission of material. It has style, even if you sit at the point of replacement, performance is great, fuel economy is great and handles like Dickens. Not a bad combination.
You might also like:

2012 Jaguar XK

Jaguar XK was the first car designed entirely under the design director Ian Callum. Dramatic and effective, yet so sensual that only a Jaguar XK may be that will now have a number of changes that enhance its contemporary, assertive character.

2012 Jaguar XK

The latest lighting technology has enabled the front of the headlights more subtle, and at the same time to include the LED signal and functions as a lighthouse. Together with the front grille and bumper largest new design, this gives the XK instant "mirror" recognition. Clearly, the Jaguar, each model range gains unique characteristics that differentiate it from his brothers. Chrome mesh grilles XK is replaced with matte black details on back flagship XKR XKR-S is a unique front bumper underlines its goal.

The vent of power along the front fender was changed from vertical to horizontal design with a sieve. Bearing the name of Jaguar, it serves to highlight the potential of the XK design. To the rear, the tailgate has been revised with a finer finish chrome that allows the car to be decorated by famed "Leaper" Jaguar, bring it into line with the rest of its products.

2012 Jaguar XK

Complete the design changes are 17 paint colors, five of which are new and some mags, now totaling 11 different models ranging from 18 to 20 inches. An additional option for owners to express their individuality is available via the "Black Pack" is now available as an option for naturally aspirated cars and Jaguar XKR. This replaces the exterior chrome with a matte black finish, complemented by 20-inch alloy wheels with gloss black. On the Jaguar XKR, also package includes body-colored aerodynamic improvements and optional side graphics.
Enhanced by Zemanta

2012 Nissan Armada

For the generation of 2012 Nissan Armada is here, and SUV comes in three trim levels, S, SL and Platinum, with 2WD and 4WD configurations, with an impressive towing capacity of up to  9,000 "correctly equipped. All three trim levels of the Armada 2012 comes with the standard 5.6-liter DOHC V8 resistance is to provide 317 hp at 5,200 rpm and 385 lb-ft of torque at 3,400 rpm, mated to a five-speed automatic transmission. As a novelty, Nissan offers the "new" Armada vehicle (FFV), that burns E85 ethanol and regular.
2012 Nissan Armada

Nissan says that 2012 Armada SUV is offered in seven exterior colors, like silver or shiny new Espresso Black, Tuscan Sun, Lakeshore Slate, Black Galaxy, smoke, and Blizzard, while the interior of its future customers are only two options : Coal and almonds.

2012 Armada is equipped with certain safety features, for example, the standard ABS with EBD (Electronic Brake force Distribution, BA (Break Assist), ABLS, VDC (Vehicle Dynamic Control) available to switch off or control that provides the engine speed-dependent power-assisted rack and pinion mechanism of control with the Nissan Advanced Airbag System (AABS), roof and head curtain side airbags for extra protection in case limits the impact reat airbags and front seat head restraints additional active site.

The top-of-the-line Platinum version comes with heated front seats and the wheel of the second row heated steering, power liftgate, sunroof, DVD Family Entertainment System, navigation system with XM satellite information NavTraffic real-time traffic (subscription required) of the sonar system on or before 20 aluminum wheels over an inch.
2012 Nissan Armada

In addition, available accessories, the 2012 Armada also offers five packages, the driver package (SV 4 � 2), a Bluetooth hands-free system, fog lights, rearview monitor, Bose sound system, XM Satellite Radio (sold separately), lift power port, and auto-dimming rearview mirror with Homelink. Towing Package SV (SV Armada 4  2), presented in addition to 7-pin wiring harness, 2 Row Captain Seat Package (Platinum), which replaces the 2 rows of bench seats, 2 row captain chairs, 2 row center console with armrest upholstery. Moonroof package (SL) brings the power and inclination of the roof of the moon slides, DVD Family Entertainment System (SL) 8-inch rear monitor, the video port on the center console, DVD changer, remote control and two wireless headphones.

According to the automaker, which Armada 2012 offers up to 14 cupholders, dual-zone automatic climate control, and, as well as some exciting new features. Nissan Armada 2012 and does not announce it still says that the SUV is to assemble the Nissan North America Manufacturing in Canton, Mississippi.

2012 Nissan 370Z Coupe

Dynamic design 370Z Coupe offers dual benefits - an aggressive look and a lightweight and very stiff to improve performance. Appearance tense includes intentional stylistic 240Z, a sleek aerodynamic shape, "dynamic motion" feel with a dramatic, perpendicular to the roof and the "low gravity of view."

The FM platform offers a base 370Z Coupe refined, well-proportioned body, with a wheelbase of 100.4 inches, the length of 167.2 inches overall, 72.6 inches wide and 51.8 inches, giving appearance of a classic sports car and feel. The body has aluminum panels of the door with an aluminum hood and an aluminum door. A front suspension cradle is designed to help reduce the body before lateral flexion (relative to the design of the previous generation), while structural reinforcements and rear underbody "V-bar" to help reduce the rear lateral bending. The design also uses a carbon fiber radiator cover reinforced composite and the rear fender and hatch areas.

A sleek silhouette is defined by its upswept design quarter window is an echo of the dynamic upward curvature in the lower rocker panel and a sense of the same sheet metal stretched around the wheels and chassis. Another special feature is a bold look headlight / taillight treatment, which takes the form "boomerang". High Intensity Discharge (HID) Xenon headlights feature automatic dual / off is standard. Intense and broad-shouldered rear shape is highlighted the integration of boomerang taillights and wide, flared rear fenders. The attention to detail and functionality is evident throughout the exterior, including a flashing (repeater lamp) side marker lamp / emblem.

2012 Nissan 370Z Coupe
Drag coefficient is 0.30 (0.29 Sport Package). 370Z front linkage is also zero, and zero rear lift with rear spoiler, thanks to numerous aerodynamic efforts - including the "inverse area" front bumper design which smooths the airflow sides of the vehicle, while the design Rear control maximizes airflow from the ceiling behind the door.

Performance body pieces are available in the optional sports package, including a front spoiler and rear wing. 2012-370Z is offered in seven exterior colors: Pearl White, Monterey Blue, Brilliant Silver, Magnetic Black, Solid Red, Gun Metallic and black cherry.

2012 Nissan Altima

As the mid-size sedan and Nissan Altima Coupe Nissan Altima cars are good looking enough, but it's just an attractive feature of the car. Choosing the SR model powered by a 3.5 V6 and get a 270 hp V6 engine and the suspended animation that makes the strong as a sports sedan Altima incredibly expensive. Similarly, despite all these improvements, the entry level 2.5 and 2.5 S mid-range models offer a driving experience a significant, often expect from a car almost as strong.

2012 Nissan Altima

Enter the 2012 Nissan Altima and will be treated with a comfortable cab and attractive. The interior can also be equipped with the options of how a navigation system with hard drive music storage, a backup camera and Bluetooth audio streaming. All this and many other high-end features are packaged in containers other than cars, meaning that customers will pay a little more to get the car of your choice of features. Another downside of the Altima is the back of flexibility, both in sedan and coupe body styles is a little tight.

Now with all these issues aside, the Nissan Altima is one of the best choices in the category of medium extracted, despite a large number of competitors offering new designs. If you want some options to consider, we suggest you look for the Ford Fusion beautifully smoothed, the equally sporty Mazda 6 and Honda Accord more spacious. Some other choices are also very spacious impressive as the Hyundai Sonata and the European Commission bigots Volkswagen Passat. Now, as we think it's hard to go wrong with any of the above functions, offer very little the perfect blend of functionality and driving pleasure on a daily basis that the 2012 Nissan Altima offers.

What's New for 2012 Nissan Altima?

The 2012 Nissan Altima gets nothing more than minor adjustments, and for the 2012 model year, Nissan Altima Hybrid suspended.

Body style and features:

The 2012 Nissan Altima is available in two body styles-sedan and coupe. There are three trim levels available for the Altima is: 2.5, 3.5 and 2.5 SR S.

2.5 The basic models are available in sedan body style only with standard equipment as 16 steel wheels, air conditioning, keyless entry, full power accessories, cruise control, trip computer and steering wheel tilt and telescopic. 2.5 Basic options there is nothing, even if no stereo even if the inside of the car is already connected to 4 speakers.

The 2.5 S is available in finish body styles in both standard and equipment for this model include 17 in alloy wheels (available in coupe only), an audio system with six speakers and an auxiliary audio a CD player and keyless entry / ignition.

The options here include the holding of a new value pack, which comes with Bluetooth, automatic headlamps, leather-covered steering wheel with audio controls and a mirror auto-dimming mirror. There is also a Special Edition package that will make automatic headlights, alloy wheels, rear spoiler, fog lights and leather-covered steering wheel with audio controls.

There are lots of optional packages are offered more luxury equipment package, you get what you want is a little 'difficult. Convenience package (offered only in sedan) brings the value of the equipment as well as a package, but at the same time, also receives the driver's seat power. Convenience Plus Package (available on sedan only) door sunroof, dual-zone automatic climate control and a mirror positioned on the turn-signal repeaters. Go for the premium sound package (offered only in sedan), and you can get a nine-speaker Bose iPod interface, and satellite radio and rearview camera. Premium Package is available only in coupe with all the options above.

The package comes with 2.5 SL sedan is only going to get leather upholstery, auto dimming mirror back front seats, heated and ventilated rear A / C. At the time the package is called the group SL Leather, unventilated rear A / C, but receives xenon headlamps.

The list of standard equipment on the top line 3.5 SR model includes the likes of a V6 engine, a sport of the creation of the suspension, 17 and 18 alloy wheels coupe and sedan, respectively, the team Convenience Package 2.5 S and heated side mirrors. The package comes with SR 3.5 Sport Sedan only brings lights, xenon headlights, dual zone conditioned air and a sunroof. Premium Package 3.5 SR again offered in both sedan and coupe and the package includes all the elements contained in the Premium Pack Coupe 2.5 S, the SL Premium audio package and packages.

The technology package can be built on all S models 2.5 and 3.5 SR, and includes an HDD navigation system for weather updates and live traffic, streaming Bluetooth audio capabilities and storage of digital music .

Under the hood:

The 2012 Nissan Altima is a front wheel drive, and power for the 2012 Nissan Altima is one of the two engines. The power of all models 2.5 of a 2.5-liter 4-cylinder generates 175 hp of maximum power and 180 lb-ft of torque. Transmission standard on all sedan models is a continuously variable automatic transmission (CVT), but is optional in the coupe, which gets a six-speed manual transmission standard transmission here.

The sporty RS 3.5 gets its power from a 3.5-liter engine generates maximum power of 270 hp V6 engine and 258 lb-ft of torque. Transmission choices are the same.


Safety features standard on all Nissan Altima are traction and stability control, ABS brakes, semi-curtain airbags covering both rows of seats, front and side airbags.

2012 Aston Martin Virage Volante

It's like a scheme from the baseball playbook. If it performs, create them quit it. And keep doing it over and over until they do. The new Aston Martin Virage does not leave in any extraordinary way from the relax of the collection. But the relax of the collection performs well, so why clutter with success?
2012 Aston Martin Virage Volante

The Virage goes to an Aston Martin created from 1988-1996. As much as elements modify, they always seem to remain the same. The old Virage was also available in vehicle and Volante types, like the new Virage.

Unlike the unique Virage, which was provided with a variety of V-8 applications, the new Virage will implement the 6.0-liter V-12 website that can be discovered in the other Aston Martin vehicles. Aston Martin's hand-built 6.0-liter V-12 website generates 490 hp (splitting the modify between the DB9 and DBS) and 420 lb-ft of twisting. Strength operates through a six-speed automated gearbox attached at the again and down to the again tires.

The Virage rests between the DB9 and DBS. It will tell most of the DB9 and, like the DB9, the Virage Coupe will provide either 2+0 or 2+2 sitting. The Virage's has been updated to produce an interesting yet more enhanced managing stability to individual itself from the DB9. Aston Martin says the car owner can draw out the highest possible efficiency from the Virage with more easily as opposed to DB9. Much of the modify can be provided to the customized Flexible Damping Program (ADS), which changes the revocation adjusting to the different street and generating circumstances. It has ten driver-selectable settings: five different firmness configurations in regular method and five stronger configurations in game method. A Sport option contributes crisper reduce reactions, quicker tools changes, and maintains equipment without instantly moving up at the rev limiter.

The Aston Martin Virage will be provided with Aston Martin's As well as Clay Matrix (CCM) braking mechanism as conventional. The car would wear large 15.6-inch rotors in advance side held by six aide and 14-inch rotors out again squeezed by four-piston calipers. Wrap around the braking mechanism are five-spoke 20-inch tires.

Aston Martin factors out that the internal uses seven conceals of the greatest Link of Weir set. Each Virage will need 70 man-hours for the internal with more than 200 man-hours invested developing the whole car.
Enhanced by Zemanta

2012 Aston Martin Rapide

Aston Martin has always been known for generating some of the most wonderful activities vehicles on the planet. It stocks its exclusivity in the higher community of the industry with household member newbies Porsche and Ferrari. Yes, Aston Martin has been around for almost 100 decades, creating the legendary English organization much mature than many of its rivals.

2012 Aston Martin Rapide

A few decades ago when Aston Martin declared it would be presenting a four-door automobile, many fanatics welcomed the information with issue. However, those in the know know Aston Martin has created four-door sedans in its previous. Okay, they were mostly marketed under the Lagonda logo, which became aspect of the Aston Martin organization way again in 1947. Indeed, the organization's complete name is Aston Martin Lagonda Restricted.

The before the Rapide name ornamented a car was between 1961 and 1964 when just 55 Lagonda Rapides were created. It was centered off the Aston Martin DB4.

Aston Martin is a far better known name than Lagonda so it was only normal that the organization decided to contact its all-new 2011 automobile the Aston Martin Rapide. Now it is centered off the DB9 activities car.

And what a car it is. The Rapide is operated by the same 470-horsepower 5.9-liter V12 website discovered in the DB9 and Volante designs. And, as one has come to anticipate from Aston Martin, the Rapide has wonderful wrinkles and a extremely magnificent internal.

Despite its powerful abilities, the Rapide is docile at low connections and is quite able of being used around city as a household car or for holding four average-size grownups on a more time vacation. With all four seating in use there is area for some baggage but if it's just the car owner and traveler the again seating can be collapsed down to offer a pretty good quantity of place on par with the footwear place in a midsize place truck, as well with the seating up.
Enhanced by Zemanta

2012 Volkswagen Jetta GLI

The new Volkswagen Jetta have been a hit with buyers, but was accused of losing its soul Germanic amateur. Is a new rear suspension and 200 horsepower turbo clear his name?It 'hard to argue with success, and for his redesign of the Jetta is a showroom with a superstar. Sales increased about 75 percent of the new model and there is no evidence of this trend stopping anytime soon. The reform of the interior, style, structure, and a recession, prices have provided much-needed alternative to players Japanese / Korean mid-sized customers in the traditional.

2012 Volkswagen Jetta GLI

Just one problem: people do not like the Hardcore VW car. Frankly, it's a small problem, because the fans of VW buyers do not offer the kind of volume of the car is looking at this segment. Just to avoid resentment, however, the GLI badge was revived in 2012, bringing a few goodies.Zip JettaWe drove six-speed DSG dual-clutch manual and automatic versions of THE along the South Virginia, at speeds ranging from "excited" and "ridiculous", and we have good news: If you liked THE old, you will love this. Carefully selected a number of improvements have been shown to complaints buff, and has created a new Jetta, which is simply a joy to drive.Let's start with the outside. The improvements are subtle but effective, your Corolla-driving neighbors might not recognize the GLI for what it is, but all the Euro-car fans who sees the deep fascia mouth nice new smile in recognition. 

Manageable size and sporty looking 18-inch wheels with 225/40R18 Dunlop SP Sport. From behind, a double exhaust pipe and a light diffuser-style bumper differentiate GLI Jetta $ 23.495 $ 16.496 from S.Interior is not as low profile, available with red stitching-black leather seats and thick, flat-bottomed steering wheel as seen Aud R8, RS4, and various other sports VW / Audi products. While many of the Dash and plastic does not seem to have any type of car base update, metal paneling, and a healthy dose of red stitching combine to lift your mood. And 'apparently the German sports sedan, although it is not actually made in Germany.Once started, direct injection, turbocharged 200-horsepower two-liter four is loose and responsive. This engine appears through the richness of VW / Audi, the old GTI Mk5 for the Audi A6 and A7 present abroad. No, it is not fast in the modern sense, but the GLI was never stack first. At a time when Hyundai and Kia offers 274 horsepower turbocharged sedans in regular packaging, but it is reasonable to ask why VW is content to continue to serve up a lot less.Scanning a set of fast, blind steep, the GLI inspire confidence at all costs. Multi-link rear suspension replaces the rear axle, which reduces costs torsion beam in the basic car.

2012 Volkswagen Jetta GLI
It was impossible to alter the rear wheels, the GLI, and even a strong kick left foot on the brake in a curve downhill 60 miles per hour caused no more than one light path and controlled about six inches. The tow pilot of supporters on the left and right at full load and low load curve, just enough to remind you that you're behind the wheel of a car's front wheel. Please do not? Buying a Subaru WRX.The GLI steering is light and controlled everything we want to rewind road work. The theme of the power assistance in the FWD sports cars are still controversial, but ask anyone who has to drive a Civic or golf tours in the classes of cars without it and you will get a clear answer. Easier is better, as they feel is preserved.

There are a lot of sense to have here.Would you like rate of six or DSG? Of course, DSG is faster in almost all situations, and offers full-time left foot braking. Remember to bring a CG-Lock in the glove such as whether you are really serious about doing this, of course. The six-speed transmission is so charming and nice, however, preferring to finish despite the time lost in moving and swapping feet.One complaint: The accelerator drive-by-wire is mapped so that the heel of the stick and very difficult. While the clutch is activated, the electronic throttle response cushion. Manual transmission cars increasing, especially European countries have this "feature", presumably to reduce the emission of noise when moving. This is something that most drivers will eventually adapt, but it should not be that way. It would also be nice to see a speed lower (numerically higher) first and second in the manual with the car up to speed.

When the TO is to add up and the speedometer on the right always to doubt the authenticity of the call or the legacy of the platform will disappear like a thin mist in the sunlight. Performance numbers will never show, but this is simply a joy filled the car and a strong response to criticism of the Jetta in 2011. And 'a pleasure to be around the edges of the bag handle. The stability control system in the minds of their own affairs. Bounce is confident and strong. This is a car that wants to take advantage of its power and speed to keep the last moment, in every corner. Remember, though, that if you drive, the brakes will be lost. They are painted red, but they are pretty standard dishes.

The rest of the GLI Jetta is a standard price as well. There is plenty of room for four, a spacious trunk, and a number of well-site supervision. The ride is good for most of the roads, up to 18-inch wheels, and the cabin noise is quite well controlled. The emphasis is on simplicity and value.Leftlane is the bottom lineIn truth, he is convincing as a six-speed manual, the basic devices for cars. It is never compete head-on with the development and sexually transmitted diseases in the world, in order to consider alternatives to light and enjoy the car for what it is: a fixed value, a pleasure to drive, and THE that deserves the right to use capital letters.

2012 Mercedes-Benz CLS63 AMG

Let's get one thing: If you're reading this to find out if you need to buy this car, $ 130.000, the answer is yes. Everyone should have one if not two, as well as Interstate 500-HP guns parked in the garage.

CLS63 AMG Base comes with a direct injection twin-turbo 5.5-liter V-8 producing an ample 518 horsepower and 516 lb.-ft., more than enough for the average Joe. We and they are not average. For people like us, people like us, but with real money instead of the imaginary fortunes Mercedes-AMG performance package offers. Costs $ 7,300 option package on the mileage until the mid-90-S classes that are more affordable. Unlike cars, however, the AMG group includes red brake calipers, sport suspension, spoiler and engine gaskets of carbon fiber, and most importantly, a power stroke 550 hp 590 lb-ft. The governor was raised from 155 mph to 186, too. If you can pay $ 95 775 from the starting price CLS63, choose the performance package of the old class S.
2012 Mercedes-Benz CLS63 AMG

Management of all that power is AMG Speedshift MCT seven-speed, which is also used in C63, E63, SL63, CL63 and S63. It looks like the seven-speed automatic in non-AMG benzene, with the wet clutch pack instead of a torque converter to couple the engine and transmission is the biggest difference. City driving, MCT provides a smooth start and smooth transition as a torque converter. Twist transmission in automatic mode to switch between sports and more sports, and MCT snaps off shifts with a rate almost double clutch and downshift accompanied with a spot on the gas and the exhaust bark empathetic.

Paddle Harder
If any of these conditions, there is almost no reason to use the levers of the CLS. Sports Plus to keep driving until the last minute, but the trans still running and will automatically downshift to keep the ride of the fat powerband. Full control, turn the knob to the manual mode of relaxation. In this position the engine to keep the gears if the driver signals you to change, bouncing up to 6400 rpm redline when the tank dry.

The fifth and perhaps most importantly, the method is to start the race, labeled "RS" on the dial. This is the launch control, and which allows maximum acceleration. Push maximum release requires six steps: Set the stability control in sport mode, the left foot on the brake, turn the knob in the direction trans to RS, RS confirm that you want a slap on the upshift paddle, the agglomeration accelerator on the right foot, lift the left foot. As the Corvette ZR1, the CLS63 AMG uses speed sensors to determine the amount of traction of the tires and the brand are back engine power to match the grip. It works very well and has the advantage of being suitable for any area used for towers commitments that many manufacturers use launch control. Despite the luxury lines of code, however, we managed to overcome it.
2012 Mercedes-Benz CLS63 AMG

Intelligent Pedal
With the stability control turned all the way and use our right foot to control the slippage that CLS63 torn from 60 km / h in 3.8 seconds, 100 in 8.5, and 150 in 19.5. Add 0.1 seconds for the time when the Launch Control is used. The quarter mile was 12.0 seconds away and you go 121 mph. 4275 pound, four-door CLS63 is the dust of a Corvette Grand Sport and hang close to a Z06. Pedestrians watch a pick CLS63 groceries would never know. They will notice the car, but it ensures that style. Because the engine is turbocharged, have much to lament filtered V-8, but not always. It is quiet when you want tranquility, a screamer when you feel a little freaky. Stomp on the gas, and an orchestra of eight-cylinder 32-valve and sings out of the quadruple-double exhaust tip.

A feat more linear while we are: it takes less than a mile from the car to reach 170 mph. Although we did not attempt an ABS stops from that speed, a car equipped like ours can scrub felons speeds down to a simple misdemeanor with ease thanks to the optional carbon-ceramic brakes. These pizza-pie rotors (15.8 inches front, 14.2 rear) to completely fill the 19-inch forged wheels. The giant calipers (six-piston front, four rear) that comes with the package of carbon brake is not red, they are painted gold. It's a constant reminder that their price $ 12 625 may be roughly equivalent to their weight by about 40 percent less than the stock plug-in precious metals. These brakes, in combination with rubber Continental ContiSportContact 5P, brought the animal to stop from 70 km / h on a sports car 159 yards and has never shown even a hint of fade. Ceramic brakes can be Grabby, but they are smooth and feels solid underfoot comfort. They should.
2012 Mercedes-Benz CLS63 AMG

For the cost of wheels and brakes, you could get a 86 560SL convertible. We will take the shoes and hats.

Despite the CLS stop / start system that shuts off the engine when the car is standing down, we have only 16 miles per gallon on average. Linking the city EPA rating cycle and is equal to the rating of 9 mpg highway. The beginning of the process / stop can be a bit slow, with some hesitation in the first step, especially if it comes quickly, for example, turn left across three lanes of traffic. Fortunately, by pressing the green button on the panel off the system.

We happened to rent a race track, while CLS has been with us and could not pass up the opportunity towers Mercedes-Benz so-called "four-door coupe" with a herd of sports cars purebred . CLS is not a monster track. He pushed more than he had when he was on the runway skid, where he established a score of 0.91 g and generally considered too heavy. Despite his determined under management, this is AMG steering naturally in the hand, although a bit heavy at times. The car tracks straight with a center on the feeling that we want every car obsessed.

Option Rights and duties
Inside, among the biggest improvements over the last generation of the CLS is the fourth expansion in the rear. The rear seat is not as committed today, both in space and out, but in the last CLS, which has only two seatbelts. Avoid indoor option is often an easy way to keep costs under control, but the CLS63 package $ 2850 carbon fiber qualifies as a must-have. In addition to the usual door and the seat console, the package includes an all multicurve expensive instrument is one of the most artistic we have seen made of tissue fibers. A 89 190E costs the same as this option and can easily be converted into a taxi, but the carbon pieces look better.

In addition to the above options, this car has been tested in another $ 9,810 in add-ons. Night vision, adaptive cruise control, rear camera, rear side airbags, the list goes on. To keep the $ 9,810 that hypothetical pockets, you could buy a 100 thousand miles S420, if we need space for a fifth person at a certain point. Otherwise, the CLS63 AMG Benz is all we need.

2012 Bugatti Galibier

2012 Bugatti 16C Galibier as well as and bring me rear, but there are still some of those people, I think. Again specific the Bugatti 16c galibier costs (not understanding if you take the relax of us, just some lender robberies recommended the car with the Search Engines), but I must say, is out of the rear of the car is wonderful.
2012 Bugatti Galibier

Expensive luxurious Interior? Try to look for a name for inner color? Nut roast? Car has the same 5.0 liter w-16, but with two turbocompresseur air compressor Veyron style two-door is the courtyard; Other functions involve led signals extraordinary fill and rear signals, a exclusive dual-opening cover, backbone to a great performance, and overseas and eight-speed automated, ought to have a individual fatigue tube and eight luxurious boat Inside.

2012 Bugatti 16C Galibier is the idea of a nice click protection of the vehicle community, refined recently. The most thing is the special components of style that can be easily followed until 1938. If you have time, losing behind the product and evaluate the pictures of the hidden idea. It clearly purchased honor to the work of Jean Bugatti. The back is a cap standard butterfly and fatigue air vents are all there. The outside and interior are attractive, luxurious interesting face. Do not be amazed if this car is a fantasy car among the higher sessions.
2012 Bugatti Galibier

It is also the company principles of the framework and group Bugatti Vehicles s.a.s. driven themselves in the progression, as well as the Galibier. This new four-door idea car with Bugatti represents the best function in the new key collaboration again. The body is thus designed with hand crafted graphite components colored black pink so that, when lighted, weaved through the framework shimmers. As well as fiber not only offers an uncommonly high firmness, but is also extremely easy. Wings and gates are completed aluminum.
2012 Bugatti Galibier

Galibier the style expert task of working together sportiness with relaxation and magnificence of a contemporary four-door saloon. The primary style that improve up on identical personality of the form 35 torpedo was efficiently improved in the Veyron and reinterprets it conveys grill rad usually of large groups and LED to the Bugatti choet programs of street, which becomes associated with company personality under Jean Bugatti in this car form 57 Bugatti body's genes into today's community.

2011 Lamborghini Gallardo

2011 Lamborghini Gallardo ranks 1 out of 8 exotic sports car. This ranking is based on analysis of 32 published reviews and test drives the Lamborghini Gallardo as well, and our analysis of reliability and safety.

In 2011 Lamborghini Gallardo is one of a kind exterior styling, shows a crazy and beautiful interior. These features combine to make one of the fastest, sexiest exotic sports cars on the market.
2011 Lamborghini Gallardo

The automotive industry believes that the 2011 Lamborghini Gallardo exotic sports cars is incredible. It is powerful, and Supperleggera model, which is 154 pounds lighter than the base model is an added pleasure to drive. It features some of the best in their category management, and critics say the standard all-wheel drive Gallardo keeps close to the ground. To make matters worse, the Gallardo has a striking exterior.

Undoubtedly, the Lamborghini Gallardo is a great person, but is not suitable for driving all day. First of all, with its unique design makes the visibility poor body, and compared to other models in the classroom Gallardo does not have a lot of tech standard features. You must enable Aston Martin DB9 Bluetooth, navigation and iPod integration.
2011 Lamborghini Gallardo

But if you are looking for an ultra Gallardo and are more than willing to sacrifice some conveniences, go to LP 570-4 Superaleggera. It is easier - Lamborghini, even stripped of its leather seats and replace them with synthetic materials to lose weight - and faster than the base model. Fox News writes: "In fact, in many ways Superleggera is the ultimate factory tuner car, and a god among the Mod Squad."

When it comes down to it, 2011 Lamborghini Gallardo performance, shops, so if you're a Gran Turismo on the market, Aston Martin DB9 begin. And 'one of the most luxurious interiors markets, and comes standard with satellite navigation, Bluetooth and a reversing radar sensor - characteristics necessary to pay extra for the Gallardo.

But if performance is the name of your game, pull out the Ferrari California. It has a 4.8-liter V8 engine that is less than the Gallardo V10, but the examiners that the performance of California as well. California costs about $ 200,000, and $ 200,000 Gallardo peaks, if these figures are out of your reach, try the Audi R8. The R8 starts at about $ 114,000, but that does not mean he can not hang with the rest of the pack. Examiners think its V10 and V8 engines are smooth and powerful.

Audi R8 Limo

Since the information split of Limo Brokers key venture and programs to make the globe's first Audi R8 Limo, the information has propagate all over the community, with programs for the supercar even being presented in well-known United states journal, Forbes.
Audi R8 Limo

While the media protection for the new Audi R8 limo has gone into super speed, the unique YouTube movie which features the programs for the accomplished style of the never-seen-before supercar has also been overloaded with opinions, with the movie accumulating just shy of 37,000 visits in a week.

The accomplished Audi R8 Limo will become the trademark car for the UKs major limousine seek the services of company, Limo Agent, who are working along with Carbonyte UK, the designers of the globe's only Audi limo, to make this unique expand limo. The victorious one of the Neglect Limo elegance competition 2012, Gemma Roberts from the Vale of Glamorgan, has been verified as the extravagant face of the Audi R8 limo.
Audi R8 Limo
Overwhelmed by the reaction to the Audi R8 Limo, we were not pregnant information of our venture to go international in the way it has, with companies Forbes journal presenting our Mercedes R8 limo style on their pages 30-year-old Tej added;
The reviews we're getting on the style has been extremelypositive, and it's certainly stimulated us at Limo Agent, and the folks at Carbonyte UK, to make sure the accomplished limo is unique and a supercar that will hold its own on the community level.

The Audi R8 limo had an preliminary achievement date of overdue summer 2012, however due to the frustrating reaction from the media and the public over the new style, Limo Agent and Carbonyte UK have encouraged the complete forward and are now expecting to introduce the accomplished limousine in 3-4 months time, just at some point for the high wedding seek the services of and school party period.

2012 Porsche Boxster

Our spy photographers have once again, the Porsche Boxster 2012, with the last images that gives us the best look yet at the top to come down. The Boxster has relinquished some of camouflage and also adds some real body parts - even the rear lights are alwa.

2012 Porsche Boxster
Although it may seem at first glance, the current model, a closer examination, you may notice that each dish - and Top Canvas - are all new. The new model is also much lighter than the current car, a promise that the next Boxster is the "most economical Porsche ever."

We have no confirmed details yet engine but we expect both "Boxster" and "Boxster S" offers. But early reports suggest Boxster will make the transition to a four-cylinder engine with forced induction a distinct possibility. We also expect the current 2.9-liter flat-six with 255 horsepower and 3.4-liter direct-injection flat-six, which will be argued, however, most likely after the minor performance tweaks to a couple of ponies .

2012 Porsche Boxster
Together with the motors, which should be carried over from the previous model, expect a short distance from the six-speed manual and Porsche seven-speed dual-clutch PDK Posted to move.

This next-generation Boxster, the most likely to wear a name 2012 model year is scheduled to be launched at the Motor Show Geneva 2011.

2012 Subaru XV

Subaru will soon launch a new SUV early next year, Sport Utility Vehicle (SUV) competes with Honda SUVs, Honda CR-Z. This SUV is the new Subaru XV, with the same class as the Honda CR-Z, then competition will be held strictly SUVs. Competitive prices meant Subaru Subaru XV, who could compete with the Honda CR-Z the automotive industry.
2012 Subaru XV

For the first time in 21 years, Subaru has developed a new machine to Subaru will soon launch a new SUV early next year, Sport Utility Vehicle (SUV) competes with Honda SUVs, Honda CR-Z. This SUV is the new Subaru XV, with the same class as the Honda CR-Z, then competition will be held strictly SUVs. Competitive prices meant Subaru Subaru XV, who could compete with the Honda CR-Z the automotive industry.

For the first time in 21 years, Subaru has developed a new machine to replace the engine "EJ" currently used in the Subaru line all the passengers of the vehicle. Developed in response to strong demand for the functionality of this new ecological, "CA" machines preserve the benefits of horizontally opposed engines evidence, while "fuel economy increase" and "give better performance tuned for a practical use, with an emphasis on torque is reached in low-speed and the environment. "The Core Engine has ushered in a new era for Subaru.
2012 Subaru XV

1.6 liters and 2.0 liter engines are available for the European market. Both engines employ almost the same except for engine blocks, which helped them succeed in fuel economy and balance of yield production.

SUBARU BOXER DIESEL, which was developed specifically for the European market, had very positive reviews. High rigidity, the high degree of fluidity, light, compact design, excellent acceleration response on high torque even at low speeds, less CO2 emissions and better fuel economy, are among the benefits most frequently mentioned . All new Subaru Boxer Diesel XV contains the application range of stakeholders with kindness.

2012 Subaru XV was powered by a DOHC 2.0-liter horizontally against the four-cylinder 150 hp with a 6000 RPM during the debt, and 146 lb-ft 4,200 rpm during the design so you can see the continuation of this engine. A 2012 Subaru Symmetrical AWD Subaru XV Crossover also offers the end system (the four wheels).replace the engine "EJ" currently used in the Subaru line all the passengers of the vehicle. Developed in response to strong demand for the functionality of this new ecological, "CA" machines preserve the benefits of horizontally opposed engines evidence, while "fuel economy increase" and "give better performance tuned for a practical use, with an emphasis on torque is reached in low-speed and the environment. "The Core Engine has ushered in a*new era for Subaru.

1.6 liters and 2.0 liter engines are available for the European market. Both engines employ almost the same except for engine blocks, which helped them succeed in fuel economy and balance of yield production.
2012 Subaru XV

SUBARU BOXER DIESEL, which was developed specifically for the European market, had very positive reviews. High rigidity, the high degree of fluidity, light, compact design, excellent acceleration response on high torque even at low speeds, less CO2 emissions and better fuel economy, are among the benefits most frequently mentioned . All new Subaru Boxer Diesel XV contains the application range of stakeholders with kindness.

2012 Subaru XV was powered by a DOHC 2.0-liter horizontally against the four-cylinder 150 hp with a 6000 RPM during the debt, and 146 lb-ft 4,200 rpm during the design so you can see the continuation of this engine. A 2012 Subaru Symmetrical AWD Subaru XV Crossover also offers the end system (the four wheels).

2012 Mitsubishi i-MiEV

Car manufacturers, beset by improving authorities meddling as it concerns pollutants and gas mileage specifications, are looking at various ways to be able to match the difficulties forward. And certainly, when it comes to city conditions and reduced range generating, EVs are seen as a realistic decision.
2012 Mitsubishi i-MiEV

At existing, there are two mainstream electrical automobiles available in South The united states, the genuine electrical Nissan Leaf and the prolonged Chevrolet Voltage, which uses a gas website to increase vary beyond 40 range.

The third, which is available about the time you study this, is the 2012 Mitsubishi i electrical car, a car that, like the Leaf presents another attempt at all-electric space. Although new to our seashore, the i or i-MiEV (Mitsubishi innovative Electric Vehicle) as its known in other areas, has been humming around The european union and Asia for some 18 several weeks now, though the edition across the lake is a little bit different.
2012 Mitsubishi i-MiEV

To start with, it's smaller. In order to better attract National style (and sizes), our design is some 4.3-inches broader. That said, in most other factors it's quite substitute by small car expectations. The traditional 660 cc gas engined Western Every day Industry K-class i tiny car, on which this is centered, money the pattern in presenting a generator attached amidships under the back chair, generating the back wheels.

2012 Mitsubishi Lancer

The preferred, overachieving current-generation Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution - X the height of a move car for the road, able of overcoming many so-called sports cars that price far more may be going the way of the dodo chicken. Gossip has it that Mitsubishi will stop operating the famous design for eco-friendly pastures after the Evo Xs generation run comes to an end. And our resources review that green is indeed the new insurance insurance plan for Mitsubishi nowadays.
2012 Mitsubishi Lancer

We notice that the organization, contouring to the regulations of vehicle normal collection that enjoy a more normal types of carry, is operating on a new 300-plus-bhp athletics automobile that will come covered in a more eye-catching enhanced bundle, with either a turbocharged diesel-powered website or diesel-powered multiple under the cover. The car will be a little bit bigger than the present Evo and get as much as 35 mpg mixed. Enviromentally helpful for sure, and all this with the additional advantage of having more twisting on tap, due to the strong grunt the present fresh diesels produce with their enhanced reduce reaction.

Likely to be designed in The China or Thailand marking a considerable modify, as all Evos currently have been designed in Japan the alternative car is yet to be known as, but should come out sometime in 2012. Our resources also tell us it will be less of a hard-core athletics car/sedan and more of a extremely functional, high-performance GT, one that might strategy the suitable of an Audi S4 or BMW 335i, with costs in the $30,000 vary. All-wheel travel, with perhaps a 4-wheel guiding choice, will keep this new Mitsubishi as able in water and snowfall as it is on the monitor, while a possible roll-stabilizing revocation program should develop the passengers in-cabin practical knowledge, as well as generating the case more aware of the car owner.

If the Eco-friendly Trend spawns an evolution of one of our preferred efficiency vehicles...then the long run not only looks solution, but better too.

2012 Volvo XC90

Even though Volvo's modern five-passenger XC60 midsize cross-over has taken some of its magic, the seven-seat 2012 Volvo XC90 continues to be a powerful substitute for individuals who need more area for travelers, freight or both. Like all Volvos, the XC90 provides innovative good looks, a relaxed internal and an comprehensive range of innovative protection measures. Purchasers can also select between the relaxed trip offered by the conventional revocation or the assured managing that comes with the R-Design model's more powerful sport-tuned components.
2012 Volvo XC90

On the disadvantage, the XC90 is a old by car expectations, since it came out way back in 2003. It's outdated very well, but the rivalry has gotten much more powerful. In particular, the XC90 doesn't provide as much place for individuals and freight as the non-luxury-branded (but still a lot luxurious) Buick Enclave and Fold Flex, just to name two. It also does not have many of the innovative protection measures available on its modern Volvo friends, in addition to soldiering on with an mature and usually obtuse gadgets program. Then there's the concern of energy. Last seasons available V8 website has been lowered, and this basically leaves the underwhelming 3.2-liter six-cylinder as the only commitment for this huge household cross-over. Its gas mileage isn't amazing, either.

As such, most of the XC90's rivalry are likely to signify a better buy. Besides the two described above, the Acura MDX is the nearest competing with regards to dimension and cost, but improves the Volvo with regards to energy, generating characteristics and functions. If a third-row chair isn't essential, the Lexus RX 350, Vw Touareg and Volvo's own XC60 are other powerful choices. However, should you basically be looking for an substitute to the costly deluxe household crossovers from Audi, BMW and Mercedes-Benz, the 2012 Volvo XC90 still symbolizes a powerful value idea.

2012 Volkswagen Touareg

Ready to buy a 2012 Volkswagen Touareg? Find VW car dealerships in your area, search for Volkswagen Touareg deals, rebates and incentives, or browse 2012 Volkswagen Touareg vehicles for sale.

When you think of deluxe manufacturers, Volkswagen probably doesn't generate much of a blip on your mouth. The 2012 Volkswagen Touareg, however, might convince you. With a vary of highly effective applications, a generating think instills assurance and an within that challenges those of its In german brethren, the Touareg might just have you saying, "This is a Volkswagen?" Considering that the Touareg stocks some of its underbody framework with the more upmarket Mercedes Red pepper cayenne, perhaps its capability to combat above its bodyweight training should come as no amaze.
2012 Volkswagen Touareg

Like other deluxe SUVs, the 2012 Volkswagen Touareg provides a wide vary of alternatives for potential customers. Under the cover, you can select between a plenty-capable energy V6 website, a burly yet reasonable TDI diesel-powered or a Multiple design that offers on its guarantee of V8-like efficiency with V6 gas mileage.

On the within, even base-model Volkswagen Touaregs have rooms that are on par with those from founded deluxe creates like BMW and Lexus. There's an large quantity of wealthy timber, metal functions and high-quality materials; you'll also find many up-to-date gadgets and amusement functions. However, there's no third-row sitting, and freight potential is low quality at best.

To the Touareg's credit score, it maintains its floor, despite contending with a very amazing number of challenges. Of course, if you must have a car with a deluxe logo, you'll probably want to have a look at out the BMW X5 and the newly designed Mercedes-Benz M-Class. Both provide diesel-powered website alternatives, just like the Touareg.
Enhanced by Zemanta

New 2013 Mercedes-Benz ML63 AMG with up to 550HP Priced from $95,865

The all-new 2012 Mercedes-Benz ML63 AMG will arrive in U.S. showrooms this March with a starting price of $95,865, which includes an $875 destination charge. The base model features a 5.5-liter bi-turbocharged V8 engine rated at 518HP and 516 lb-ft. Even though these numbers represent an increase of 15HP and 44 lb-ft over its predecessor, the new ML63 AMG's combined fuel economy of 16 mpg is 33

Edo Competition Bestows Porsche Panamera Turbo S with 700-horses

We are inclined to disagree with Edo Competition's claims that its new Porsche Panamera Turbo S tune with 700-horsepower is the most powerful version of the saloon ever as a quick look at our archive proves otherwise; the tuner itself had presented a 750HP version of the car called "Moby Dick" back in January 2011� That's not to say the Edo Competition's Panamera Turbo S isn't fast. On the

Mercedes-Benz Sketches New Citan Deliver Van Co-Developed with Renault-Nissan

These are the first official sketches of Mercedes-Benz's all-new Citan, which the German automaker describes as an 'urban delivery van'. The Citan will make its world premiere at the IAA Commercial Vehicle Show in Hannover this September and go on sale before the end of the year. In spite of the fact that Mercedes-Benz does not mention it in its press release, the automaker had previously

New Toyota GT 86 Priced from �24,995 in the UK, Puts it Between the MX-5 and the 370Z

One of the most strongly anticipated sports cars of the year has been priced in Britain. Toyota revealed today that the new GT 86 coupe will carry an on-the-road price of �24,995 (equal to �30,206 or US$39,550) when sales start in June. This puts the GT 86 between two other popular Japanese sports cars in terms of pricing, the Mazda MX-5 that starts from �17,990 for the 124bhp 1.8-liter soft-top

Honda to Race New European Civic Hatch with 1.6-liter Turbo in the WTCC

Honda is getting ready to put on its racing suit for the FIA World Touring Car Championship (WTCC), in which it will participate with the new European Civic hatchback. �We have made a decision to enter into the WTCC with the European Civic," said Honda CEO, Takanobu Ito, on the announcement. "We will develop a totally new engine for this project and we are all excited about starting this new

Police Trooper Pulls Over Mayor for Speeding, Mayor then Pulls Over the Trooper for Interfering�

We don't know if we should laugh or cry with this strange story that took place in South Carolina on January 18 and was captured on film by a police trooper's dashboard camera. It all started when an unnamed South Carolina police trooper stopped the Mayor of Norway, Jim Preacher, for driving 70mph in a 50mph zone in an unmarked Dodge Charger police car. Let us note that the Charger previously

MINI Introduces New Convertible Highgate Special Edition

Leave it to Mini to present a special edition model every two weeks. After the "Baker Street" and "Bayswater" hatchbacks, it's the convertible model's turn to gain a new moniker. This one is called is called "Highgate" and is offered with four engine variants including the 122HP Cooper, 184HP Cooper S, and for those markets that get diesel versions, the 112HP Cooper D and 143HP Cooper SD.

Non-U.S. Automakers Displeased After President Obama Snubs Them at Washington Auto Show

On Tuesday, January 31, U.S. President Barack Obama�s schedule included a visit to the 2012 Washington Auto Show. The White House informed automakers on a two days� notice to bring their most fuel-efficient models to the show. Naturally, they obliged. For example, Honda flew in the FCX Clarity from California, Kia brought the Optima hybrid and Mercedes-Benz a fuel-cell car. Carmakers also brought

Kia's Dreamy 2012 Super Bowl Ad, Plus a 5-Hour Video of Victoria's Secret Model Adriana Lima

Only a few days left for the big game, so Kia released the full version of its 2012 Super Bowl ad titled "Drive the Dream" for the new Optima Limited Edition featuring a slew of stars including Victoria's Secret super model Angel Adriana Lima, the Motley Crew, martial arts champ Chuck Liddell and bull rider Judd Leffew. Out of all those stars, we all know who will capture the attention of most

Audi Expands A5 Range with 134HP and 161HP TDIe Diesel Engines in Europe

These days, downsizing doesn't occur only to engine displacement but also to engine outputs. Case in point, the introduction of two new entry-level diesel engines for Audi's A5 Sportback and A5 Coupe models. The new 136PS (134bhp) and 163PS (161bhp) 2.0-liter TDIe diesels will be offered in parallel to the existing 143PS (141bhp) and 177PS (175bhp) 2.0-liter TDI units, the difference being that

New Mazda MX-5 Miata Special Edition Unwrapped Ahead of Chicago Auto Show

Do you remember the MX-5 Sport Black Edition launched in Britain last summer or perhaps its twin from Japan, the MX-5 Black Tune Edition released this past October? If the answer is yes, we would like to congratulate you on your excellent memory and tell you that the 2012 MX-5 Miata Special Edition that will be unveiled at the upcoming 2012 Chicago Auto Show is more or less the U.S. market

New VW Beetle gets a 39mpg Diesel Variant in the States

At the 2012 Chicago Auto Show, Volkswagen will reveal the most fuel-efficient version of the new Beetle in the States, the TDI, which is powered by a 2.0-liter four-cylinder diesel engine producing 140 horsepower and 236 lb-ft of peak torque. The same powerplant is offered on the North American Jetta and Passat TDI models. The diesel engine can be mated to either a six-speed manual gearbox or VW

Taiwanese Man Bumps into a Traffic Officer�with his Truck

True, accidents can happen any time and at virtually any place, but we think the driver of the small truck seen in this video from Taiwan is unforgivably careless. How on earth can you not see the police officer with the distinctive yellow markings in broad daylight? Even though he was literally hit by a truck, the officer managed to get up by himself and trot to the sidewalk before another

Citro�n Facelifts Berlingo and Jumpy/Dispatch Vans for 2012

Citro�n has revealed the facelifted versions of its Berlingo and Jumpy (called Dispatch in Britain) minivans. Depending on the market, the Berlingo and the larger Jumpy/Dispatch are offered in both passenger and commercial variants. In Britain, Citro�n has provided initial details on the Berlingo Multispace and the Dispatch Combi, which are the passenger models of the series. Starting with the

Chevrolet Goes Big for Super Bowl with Five New Ads

GM's Chevrolet division will have a huge presence at this year's Super Bowl game as it plans to air no less than five commercials focusing on the Camaro, the Sonic and the Volt. These include the "Needing Getting" music video for the Sonic from the band OK Go that will air during the pregame program, the "Aliens" spot showcasing the Volt, the "Chevy Happy Grand" with the Camaro Convertible, the

Ferrari-Flavored Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8 Handed Over to Massa and Alonso

After Fiat, it's the Chrysler Group's turn to make use of the biggest asset in the alliance, which is none other than the Ferrari brand. You may remember that in 2010, Fiat promoted its 500 city car by giving an Abarth 695 Tributo to each of Ferrari's F1 drivers, Felipe Massa and Fernando Alonso. This year, the Fiat-Chrysler group is handing over the keys of two specially-prepped versions of the

Road & Track Pits the 2013 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 against the 2013 Nissan GT-R

They may be different as night and day in most aspects, but we shouldn't forget that both the 2013 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 and the latest 2013 Nissan GT-R are aimed at the sports car enthusiast. Nevertheless, we do find the pairing from Road & Track for its latest test a tad odd for one specific reason: pricing. You see, Camaro ZL1 with its 580HP 6.2L supercharged V8 will retail for $54,995 (�

Kia Says Soul'ster Concept is Under Final Assessment for Production

It's been three years since Kia pulled the wraps off its conceptual Soul'ster convertible truck at the 2009 Detroit Motor Show. Kia fueled some rumors at the time that it was considering a production version of the car but never followed up on it. Until today, that is. Unexpectedly, in the press statement on the Track'ster Concept that's scheduled to debut at the Chicago Auto Show next week, Kia

Suzuki Airs Final Version of its Super Bowl "Sled" Ad with New Song from 50 Cent

Last weekend, we showed you Suzuki's new Super Bowl commercial for the Kizashi sedan title "Sled". As it turns out, it wasn't the final version that will air during the big game on Sunday, February 5, but a preview clip with music from Ben Kahle. However, the only change made to the commercial is the addition of rapper 50 Cent's "Movin' On Up" song. Other than that, it's the same ad showing an

Infiniti Names its Geneva Motor Show Sports Car Concept "Emerg-E"

Infiniti has been trickling out information on the new sports car concept it plans to reveal at the 2012 Geneva Salon bit by bit these past couple of months. Today we learn that the electric sports car model will be called the "Emerge E". "The INFINITI EMERG-E will be the first car from the brand to have not only a range-extender drivetrain offering vivid performance with zero emissions

Lamborghini to "Surprise" us at the 2012 Geneva Motor Show as well

On Wednesday, an official source from within the VW Group more or less confirmed the debut of a luxury SUV concept from Lamborghini at the Beijing Auto Show in China in April. Today we learn that the Sant'Agata sports car maker has yet another "surprise" in store for us, this time at the 2012 Geneva Motor Show in March. The news comes from an email statement from a Lamborghini spokesperson after