Posts Tagged ‘cars’

Car spotlight: The 2012 Supercharged Jaguar XF

February 17th, 2012

Car brands points the beam on the superstars of their lineup. These are their creations with the most potent engines, biggest rims, and most exciting bodywork. For the midsize sedan, the best luxury units are the BMW M5, Cadillac CTS-V, Audi S6, Jaguar XFR, and E63 AMG from Mercedes Benz. These cars end up in the cover of magazines and also have hefty sticker prices. Today we focus on the 2012 Jaguar XF Supercharged.

The XF sedan was first introduced to the autoworld during the auto show in Frankfurt in 2007. This version of the XF was designed by Ian Callum and replaced the S Type. This XF was introduced to he US market in 2009. It was offered in two variants: a V8 4.2L and a supercharged version of the engine.

For the 2010 release, a more potent V8 5.0L powerplant was installed for the higher end versions of the XF.

This yea r is significant to Jaguar as the brand gives the XF lineup with a good number of upgrades. The new XF gets a facelift with redesigned fascia with significant revisions to the grille, hood, and quarter panels in front. The XF now uses LED lighting for the front and tail end replacing the usual incandescent lighting.

The interior was also improved for the 2012 model. The front seats were redesigned to give better support using a hoop feature. There are also additional switches which can be manipulated from the touchscreen to adjust ergonomic features.

There are no major revisions for the 2012 Supercharged Jaguar XF. The engine bay still holds the V8 5.0L with a Roots type supercharger. Aside from fuel injection, the aluminum powerplant also has variable timing for all of its four camshafts. The engine can give out 470 horsepower while revving at 6,000 rpm and boasts of a torque of 424 pound feet while at 2500 rpm. The engine is paired with the ZF 6HP26 gearbox, an automatic transmission setup with six speeds. The power though sacrifices the fuel mileage with the XF Supercharged returning 21 mpg for highway driving and 15 mpg when snaking thru city streets.

The XF Supercharged comes with a suspension system with adaptive dynamic technology as standard. The brakes are setup with twin piston calipers for the front and single piston calipers for the rear.

With its feature and promise the 2012 Supercharged Jaguar XF might battle it out fair and square with its German counterparts, and most likely, car enthusiasts might pick the British car to be their ride of choice on the luxury midsize sedan segment.

Some Top Safety Features To Look For!

April 3rd, 2010

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!

March 20th, 2010

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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!

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

January 26th, 2010

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!

2011 Porsche Boxster Spyder Is Almost Here!

November 20th, 2009

2011 Porsche Boxster Spyder

Recently, there has been a heck of a lot of talk about Porsche.  Whether it is the merge between Porsche and VW or it is just the cars in general – the news has been blowing up with this brand!  Now though, we are going to talk about the 2011 Porsche Boxster Spyder because slowly but surely, this car has wormed its way into my heart and it is certainly a car that I would love to have!

While we are weeks away right now from the LA Auto Show, where this particular car is going to be unveiled, I have to say that the pictures that were just released are enough to tide me over … somewhat.  Pretty soon though, the pictures are going to wear off and I am going to need to see this car!

If you are like me – check out autoblog.com, they have a ton of different pictures of the 2011 Porsche Boxster Spyder!

GM News: Rejected Dealers Can Apply For New Dealerships!

October 31st, 2009

GM to let rejected dealers apply for new franchisesGM is back in the news and I have to say that while the bankruptcy issue is still news … GM is slowly but surely pulling themselves back out of the drain and they are making quite a few sales and changes.  One of the changes that they are doing is they are letting rejected dealers actually apply for new franchises.  That way, it can create more jobs for people all over the US.

To me, this is a fantastic, as GM is trying to not only pull themselves out of the drain but they are taking some of the closed down dealerships with them.  The move was actually was made because of the tens of thousands of jobs that were being lost due to the fact that these dealerships were closing.

While GM is going to be opening up several new stores all over the US – the dealerships that might be renewed are not being revealed just yet.

Check Out The 2009 Honda Skydeck Concept!

October 24th, 2009

Honda Skydeck Concept

We have talked a heck of a lot about all sorts of different cars in this particular blog but I believe that one car that stands out above the rest is the Honda Skydeck Concept – this concept car is actually going to be a hybrid car that is going to be bigger than all of the rest … and it looks pretty damn cool as well.

Honda right now is working very, very hard on this particular concept car as they are trying to come up with an extra electric motor to place into this car so it can have two motors to make it run all that much better – they are also trying to make the Honda Skydeck Concept a completely electric car, which at this point, we have only seen mini-cars as all electric.

Honda is making a pretty cool concept … and they are certainly making headway on the Honda Skydeck Concept!

2010 Honda Crosstour Interior Pictures Available!

October 1st, 2009

2010 Honda Crosstour interior

It is pretty obvious that the 2010 Honda Crosstour has been thrown around quite a lot – there has been a ton of different pictures available online but the inside of the this little car has not been released.  Well, I can tell you that inside the 2010 Honda Crosstour is just as beautiful as the outside and here is the picture to prove it!

While I am not all that crazy about the beige color inside, I am pretty sure that this particular car is going to be awesome inside.  I mean, the dash alone is beautiful and I have to say that the cargo hold is actually something that I was very interested in.

So if you are looking for a car that looks as good inside as outside, the 2010 Honda Crosstour is the car for you!

The 2010 Saab 9-5 — Saab Is Back!

September 16th, 2009

2010 Saab 9-5

Now Saab is a brand of car that I am not exactly familiar with – while there are things that I know about Saab and I know that they make good cars, I’ve never owned one.  However, the brand new 2010 Saab 9-5 is totally rocking my world!  This is a car that I not only think looks fantastic but I think that it is a car that is going to be hot – hot, hot on the road!

While Saab seemed to be in a funk for a while, I think that the 2010 Saab 9-5 is the car to bring them out of that funk.  Not only are the lines so clean and everything in order on this particular car but personally, I think that Saab has outdone themselves … completely!

Also – outside of the car looks good but inside is even better, believe me, I’ve been inside!

C8 Aileron Spyder: It’s One Sexy Car!

August 7th, 2009

C8 Aileron Spyder Cars in this day and age are not something that is just to drive – they are something that are fashionable, beautiful and truly make the person that you are.  That is exactly what the C8 Aileron Spyder can do for you!

This car is honestly something that is so fashion forward and so beautiful, I think that it truly does surpass every other car on the market.  The frameless windshield is the first thing that I noticed about this beautiful car as the frame would have interrupted the overall flow of the body.

This car is obviously a convertible however, it is one of the only convertibles that is so fast and so sheer that I would love to drive it – the 400+ HP and 4.2-liter engine is something that is flawless and you add in the six-speed manual?  You got yourself one hell of a car!