BMW Reveals 2012 M3 DTM Concept car images

29/07/2011 No comments »

The German luxury carmaker Bayerische Motoren Werke AG, or BMW for short, has recently revealed the first batch of official 2012 M3 DTM Concept Car images. This particular model is being developed to go head-to-head with rival luxury brands Mercedes-Benz and Audi.

Dr. Klaus Draeger is a member of BMW’s Board of Management. He confirmed that the brand will face serious competition in its premium cars line up. Draeger expressed that BMW will face this challenge with much vigor. It seems that the return of the DTM concept car shows that the German carmaker is looking back to its past of producing race cars.

When the 2012 M3 DTM Concept Car images were revealed, two champion drivers from the BMW Motorsport—Augusto Fafus and Andy Priaulx—were also introduced. The BMW Welt, which is the BMW multifunction exhibition facility in Munich, features the BMW M3 DTM Concept Car.

The BMW M3 DTM Concept Car comes with a V-8 Engine with 480 ponies and runs from 0 to 100 km/h in just 3 seconds. The top speed figure is 300 km/h. This new baby will get a 6-speed manual transmission and a CFRP monococque chasis.

The luxury carmaker BMW has three teams ready to race this season, they are the BMW Team RMG, the BMW Team RBM, and the BMW Team Schnitzer. Along with other BMW sponsors and partners, the three race teams work closely to tweak the M3 DTM race car to perfection in preparation for the upcoming race season.

Jaguar unveils new 2.2L diesel engine, tested with the prototype of the 2012 XF

12/04/2011 No comments »

Jaguar recently announced a new engine claimed to be their most efficient as yet with the 2.2L diesel engine capable of producing 187 horsepwoer and a torque of 332 pound feet. The initial numbers report a fuel mileage of 52.3miles for every gallon while fitted to a 2012 XF prototype. The new engine is also said to just spew out 149 grams per kilometer of carbon dioxide.

The engine was tested on the UK roads while on a north-south configuration which is also a first time for Jaguar. The new diesel unit has a turbocharger that makes use of low-friction pistons and is water-cooled, new injectors, and a new crankshaft. The configuration of the powerplant paved the way for Jaguar engineers to incorporate an oil pan and electronic systems which adds to the efficiency of the Stop-Start feature of the engine.

The Intelligent system for the Start-Stop avoids the hassle of a prolonged shut down to start up which is a common occurrence with such systems. The engine requires shorter time to restore the power of the engine because of the new system which makes use of new sensors and fuel pressure holding technology. This saves the driver all the frustration when stopping the car on a busy intersection and having to go quickly again but the car takes time to restart. The start-Stop functions saves around 5% to 7% of fuel.

Aside from the new 2.2L, the prototype also features a ZF 8-speed automatic gearbox. The new transmission gives way to effortless cruising and power delivery in demanding road or driving conditions. The development car can swiftly go from 0 to 62 miles per hour in just 8.5 seconds. The top speed is pegged at 140 mph.

The new engine will be fitted to the future production XF models with the sale date to be announced possibly during the auto show in New York.

Mercedes-Benz Goes To China

29/11/2010 No comments »

The latest company to want to tap the growing clout and buying power of the Chinese companies is Mercedes Benz. It has decided to take it’s a class Mercedes Benz car to shores in China and launch it in a much fanfare like ceremony.

Mercedes-Benz A-ClassThis is the youngest and the newest of models from the A class Mercedes Benz car range to be launched in Shanghai. This is seen as a great strategic move by the company in order to go on and enhance its customer base and reach out to more buyers without any geographical boundaries.

This is the car that comes under the luxury compact car and offers the buyers all that they would have ever dreamed of in a car. The A160 and the A180 are the perfect cars from the prestigious and incomparable makers of Mercedes Benz. They have used the most wonderful of innovative techniques to come up with a car that is par excellence and has the most advanced of technology in its fold. The car has a certain kind of youthfulness and energy to it along with the immense social status that all cars from this maker have to them.

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Dodge releases images of Mopar ’10 limited edition Challenger

23/08/2010 No comments »

Dodge recently release a set of official photos of the Mopar 2010 Challenger. The special edition car can now be pre-ordered and will only have a very limited run of 500 units. The sticker price for the Mopar ’10 Challenger starts at $38,000 for an A/T transmission and around $39,000 for manual transmission.

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The special model is derived from the new Challenger R/T that runs on a HEMI V8 powerplant with 5.7L displacement. Mopar which is the accessories and parts arm of the Chrysler group injects a number of performance and cosmetic enhancements to the car.

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Nissan GTR teaches a Bugatti Veyron a lesson

22/06/2010 No comments »

There have been videos going around the internet that feature the face-off between the 1,001 horsepower speed monster Bugatti Veyron and a modified Nissan GT-Rs.

Click on the video below.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WVJPVeU-Z0c&feature=player_embedded

Now that was a no contest. And that is not about the headline we have.

There is a second video that we really want everyone to see. We are not sure if these are the same cars but again it’s a Veyron versus the Nissan GTR shot most likely in Moscow, Russia.

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Some Top Safety Features To Look For!

03/04/2010 No comments »

09_volvo_xc60_sideWhenever you are opting to buy a new or even a used car, the choice can be completely overwhelming and while you want to make sure that you are choosing the right option, what is the right option?  This is where your safety features come into play and that is exactly what we are going to explore in this blog – what features you should be looking for.

One, airbags, side and front airbags are definitely something that you should look into, that way you can make sure that if you do get into a car accident, you are going to be covered all the way around.  Side collisions are definitely the worse and that is why side airbags are certainly the best option.

You also want to make sure that the car itself includes some sort of alarm, that way you can keep the car safe.

Cool Blue Electric — One Hot Spring Color!

20/03/2010 No comments »

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When it comes to spring colors, there are a ton of different ones that you can get your car in; however did you know that electric blue is by far the most popular?  Not only does electric blue make you stand out, but it is one of those colors that does make a person’s personality.  It is fun, flirty and certainly chic.

You want something that looks nice driving around?  That is electric blue.  Just think about it – you are driving around in the spring, blaring your music with all of the windows down and you are hanging out of the window.  I can tell you, that it is one of the best feelings!

You want a springy car, the electric blue is the color that you should be investing in this spring!

The Opel Flextreme GT/E Concept Is Totally Extreme

21/02/2010 No comments »

Opel FlextremeExtended range electric automobiles are becoming the new rage and Opel is jumping right on the bandwagon. Their take on this category, the Flextreme GT/E concept, will enjoy its debut at the annual motor show in Geneva, set to take place quite soon.

The Flextreme itself is a showcase of the new, future design aesthetic and direction that Opel hopes to take. Fun fact: it is projected that the Flextreme GT/E concept will achieve a whopping 0.22 Cd.

Thus far, GM has only gotten glimpses of some sketches and has only been tempted with a few teaser shots of this concept. Consequently, that is all we have to offer as well, but geez, what a tease!

2011 Porsche 911 Convertible — Come See It!

13/02/2010 No comments »

2011 Porsche 911 Convertible Personally, if I owned a car that was as cool as the 2011 Porsche 911 Convertible – I never would have brought it out in the snow, but it looks like autoblog.com did in fact catch the brand new 2011 Porsche 911 Convertible in the act.  With snow on its tires and everything and that is not a typical sight for a car of this beauty and awesomeness.

The brand new 2011 Porsche 911 Convertible is actually a car that should not be out right now but it is just being tested and will be released soon enough – eventually maybe.  Right now, we do not have a lot of specs on it but from the looks of it, the 2011 Porsche 911 Convertible looks awesome.

Personally, if I had enough money, this would definitely be the car that I would purchase, I mean just look at it!

Toyota’s 2011 Avalon — It’s A Little Lax…

26/01/2010 No comments »

Toyota's 2011 Avalon All right guys, what the heck is Toyota doing?  It’s like since they got burned by the recall, they are not coming out with cars that look almost like a Buick.  To me – Buicks are for the older crowd.

My grandma had one and really, I do not think that they should even come out with them anymore; however that seems to be where Toyota is moving onto with their less-than-inspiring Avalon.

To me – this is one car that kind of looks run of the mill.  Even though it is brand new, Toyota seems to be taking their cue from Buick … among other automakers.  Sorry Toyota, try again next time!