Pimp Your Ride By Modifying Spark Plugs

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If you really want to perform some car modification, the best thing is to first take care of your engine performance because car modification is not only about changing your car body kits and installing some sub woofers to add a groove in your sound. No car modification is completed if the car's performance is not state of the art. For this purpose, you may get many advice. I would specifically refer to the car's spark plugs and their impact on engine performance and how you can do some modifications either by some spark plugs replacement or spark plug gapping or choose the right spark plugs for your car by assessing and reading spark plugs requirements for your car.

Before getting into details I would just peek into the spark plug's functioning or how does a spark plug work. I know many of you car enthusiasts must know the purpose of spark plugs and how does a spark plug work. So I will not go into a detail.Just a quick review.

Purpose Of A Spark Plug, How Does A Spark Plug Work?

Spark plug actually causes an ignition through its ignition coil in the internal combustion chamber of the engine which creates a small spark. Search out for internal combustion engine fundamentals for more details. This spark when unites with the air and some drops of fuel, it creates a perfect combination for a small explosion. This small explosion creates a pressure which causes the pistons in the engine's cylinders to move and eventually creates a torque to move the cam shaft and ultimately the car starts to move. As simple as that.

So the purpose of a spark plug is integral in moving a car. Obviously if the spark is of not a good quality there would be implications on the car's engine performance so to perform some car modification pertaining to spark plugs, one has to make sure that the spark plug is of good quality which produces a better spark to ensure swift movement of a car.

Now coming to the spark plug modification or replacement, let us first analyze that what effects the performance of the spark plug. The spark plug's performance is effected by following factors.

1) Wear and Tear of spark plug.
2) The gap between central and ground electrode or spark plug gapping.
3) Voltage provided to create a spark.
4) Altitude and temperature of the location.

To alter the performance or efficiency of spark plugs, one should try to alter the above factors or if he is going to perform some spark plugs replacement he should keep the above factors in mind. Now let's see how the above mentioned factors effect the efficiency of a spark plug and how you can modify or use the above mentioned factors in better performance of spark plugs and ultimately of the car.
1) Wear And Tear Of Spark Plug.

Spark plugs have to go through series of small explosions in order to be functional thus making them more prone to wear and tear. So definitely a damaged spark plug or a spark plug having a lot of carbon deposited at its tip will not perform adequately. So make sure that spark plugs are always in a good condition in order for your car as whole to be efficient or perform well. Generally a spark plug's life is about 10,000 to 20,000 miles. However some manufacturers assemble spark plugs which have two or in other words multiple ground electrodes to enhance the life of a spark plug. But it has been observed that it has some implications on fuel injection of the car.

2) Spark Plug Gapping.

This is the most important factor of spark plugs performance. However people have different views about the spark plug gapping. Some say that the more the gap, the better is the spark. Where as some say that small gap is good as it requires small amount of voltage to create the spark. Normally a spark plug requires a very high voltage of about 40,000 to 100,000 volts to cover the gap. I am open here for suggestions. Tell me if you have any suggestions regarding this topic. However if you really want to make the spark plug gapping larger or smaller you can use a very fine nosed pliers as a spark plug gapper or spark plug gap tool. To enlarge the gap, pull the ground electrodes outwards using pliers. However be extremely cautious here and make sure you do not apply pressure on the center electrode or it may damage.If you want to make the gap smaller, gently tap the ground electrode on a hard surface. You can use a feeler guage to measure the gap between center and ground electrode.

3) Voltage Provided.

As described above spark plugs need a very high amount of voltage to create a spark so use a good quality car batteries to make sure that a voltage is provided to create the spark.

4) Altitude And Temperature Of The Location.

The altitude where your car operates and the temperature in which your car operates is crucial for the performance of your spark plugs. For this reason the spark plugs have been divided into two kind which are:

a) Hot Spark Plugs:

Hot spark plugs are spark plugs in which the surface area of ceramic exhaust coating contacts less with the metal part of the spark plug thus exhausting less heat. I am saying the ceramic insulator as an exhaust because the ceramic insulator coating works as a heat exhaust. So hot spark plugs are good in low performing cars or in cold areas. Similarly they are good at high altitude areas where oxygen is less to burn the fuel.

b) Cold Spark Plugs:

These spark plugs have larger surface area of ceramic insulator coating thus exhausting more heat and keeping the spark plugs cold. You can have a look at the image of spark plugs structure for spark plug cross reference. Cold spark plugs are best for high performance engines or turbo charged engines. If you are looking forward for engine upgrades then I reckon you should also pay some consideration towards your spark plug replacement.

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Above mentioned factors are helpful in assessing and reading spark plugs requirements for your car. You may have come to know how spark plug can be modified by changing spark plugs gapping as well as what spark plugs would be better for your car's specific requirements.
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Yet Another Pimped Out Ferrari - This Ones Called 2010 Ferrari Scuderia Spider 16M .

Ferrari releases a new and really pimped out convertible model which has been given a name as 2010 Ferrari Scuderia Spider 16M. Presented in front of the world in Formula one Constructor's World Championship in Mugello, the purpose was to celebrate the 16th Constructor's title in 2008 by the "prancing horse".

Bearing the very best Ferrari's latest mid-rear engine 8-cylinder technology, this model was released as a successor of the popular Ferrari F430 Spider. This time Ferrari has been able to shed some load off the wheels, almost 80 Kg. This one can be regarded as the fastest convertible ever produced by the Ferrari. In fact Scuderia Spider 16M was able to complete the Fiorano circuit faster than any other open top Ferrari.

Scuderia Spider is available in two signature colors and these are easy to guess which are Ferrari's standard Black and Red. Initially 499 units will be produced. However no further intentions have yet been expressed by the Ferrari representatives so far.

Coming to its features and specifications, Scuderia has a top speed of 193 mph or 315 Km/hr and can rush from 0 to 100 Km/hr in just 3.7 seconds. Making a quick review, it has a weight of 1640 Kg powered by 510 hp, V8 engine. Transmission type is 6-speed plus reverse F1 gearbox and 19 inches 5-spoke split rims. Interactive features include a roll bar with a carbon fiber outer shell with an exclusive new generation audio system which can be combined with the removable customized Ferrari 16 Gb ipod touch with a central dock just in front of the dashboard.

Detailed Specifications are:


Wheel Base: 2600 mm
Body Type: 2 Doors, 2 Seats Convertible
Length: 4512 mm
Width: 1923 mm
Height: 1216 mm


Type: Naturally Aspirated Mid Rear 90 Degrees V8
Compression Ratio: 11.9 : 1
Bore X Stroke: 92 mm X 81 mm

Engine & Transmission

Displacement cu in (cc) : 4308 cc
Power bhp (Kw) at RPM : 510 bhp (375.4 Kw) @ 8500 Rpm
Torque lb-ft (Nm) at RPM: 347 lb-ft. (470 Nm) @ 5250 rpm
Redline at RPM : 8640 rpm

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Pimp Your Ride With Blaupunkt Amplifier And Car Subwoofer For 2010 Ford Fusion Hybrid

12 Blaupunkt for 2010 Ford Fusion Hybrid - $ 759.00

Retail Price: 949.99
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I've been talking about pimping up your ride. now its time to add some colors and flavors in it. After all what's the use of a shiny and attractive car when you don't have a good sound system or even if you have a good car sound system but it produces a faint and flaccid base.

I bring for you, Blaupunkt amplifier, vivid and lively car subwoofers that can really add a spice in your car stereo system with the high performance 12" subwoofer tube. It has a tendency of boosting up your car's bass by 600 Watts, produces a frequency from 35-500 Hz providing booming lows for your favorite car music. It's easy plug 'n' play car amplifier and no need of cutting, slicing your existing car's wiring. The
amplifier's exclusive "Planar Power Plant" ( 3p ) technology makes for a cool running, compact size which is 1/3 of the conventional amplifiers for out of sight mounting flexibility.

The kit includes remote volume control, radio plug in harness, extension harness and speaker wires. Easy to install but still dealer installation is recommended.
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Lambroghini Goes Green too - Amazing Diversification.

Just few years ago motor sports company were reluctant to diversify their hot wheels to a more greener side but now it seems that the majority of them are responding to the call of time. Lambroghini decides to go green as well. Amazing isn't it? It's a very rare but appreciable enough step by a company who has been known for its racing and speeding cars. I hope they have plans to curb the implications as a result of this decision.

Though it's a good initiative but it cannot be regarded as the only sports car company who took this bold step. We've seen Bentley releasing its bio-fuel car and also not to forget, ferrari, which is working hard and utilizing its large portion of research and development expenditure in reducing carbon emmissions. Let's hope lambroghini also performs well in this area.

Analysing the lambroghini's policy, we can see that they have seriously applied some business process re-engineering to some extent regarding the manufacture of their cars. The newly launched Lambroghini LP560-4 is able to emit 18% less CO2 than its prequel, Lambroghini Gallarado.

Lambroghini doesn't consider this enough, as they have committed for even more which means that they plan to reach a target of 35% less emmission by the year 2015. As I said they are applying some business process re-engineering, they are planning to modify a plant by installing a raft of solar technology in the next few years costing about 35 million euros and it will be able to cut the CO2 by 30% while produced during the production. They are not putting a full stop here as Lambroghini is also planning to reduce the weight of their cars, designing more efficint engines which includes introducing hybrid engines as well.

We must hope that this step of lambroghini would create a ground of competetion for other car manufacturers as well and ultimately the world or eco system would be benefited.
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Nissan's Limited 370z 40th Anniversary Edition: Prices Announced.

Very soon after releasing MSRPS 2010 Rogue Krom Edition, Nissan puts a price of it next new and special, 370z 40th anniversary edition which will be available in the markets in the next spring 2010. Released to pay homage on the 40th anniversary of Datsun 240z, the 370z is available in a very limited number ( 10,000 units ) with price starting from $39,580.

Imitating the 370z touring model, equipped with sports package and 6-speed manual transmission, the new 40th anniversary, 370z special edition is available in "40 quartz" exterior color, complimented with the red leather interior along with the red stitching on the center stack. It also has some cool accessories embedded like leather steering with red stitching, shift boot, knee pads and many more.

The exterior has been pimped by the smoke finished alloy wheels, visible red brake callipers e.t.c. To make it memorable so that it always reminds of the purpose why it was released, a 40th anniversary badges has been planted on the rear hatch and front shock tower.

However, no amendments has been done to the engine and it has been powered up by the 3.7-liter V6 power generating and boosting engine engine able to produce a power of 332-hp.

Information Source: Car Scoop
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The Hybrid Race Car : Toyota CS&S Concept

Toyota CS&S was introduced at the 2003 Frankfurt Motor Show in Germany. This hybrid race car concept was designed at the Toyota ED2 studio near Nice, France. CS&S stands for Compact Sports and Specialty. The CS&S is a 4-wheel-drive mid-engine 2+2 sports car powered by a 1.5 litre hybrid petrol electric set up taken directly from the Toyota Prius powers the rear wheels and a separate electric motor is connected to the front wheels.

This cool concept car Employing Toyota's Hybrid Synergy Drive, an electric motor drives the front wheels, while a gas engine and electric motor in combination drive the rear. CS&S also unveils "Toyota Space Touch," where the driver able to activated functions by touching holographic projections. This future automotive has a seating arrangement with removable covers for the rear 2 occasional seats, where the car can be run as a 2 seater or if the rear canopies are removed from behind the front seats, a 2+2 seater.

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Toyota A-BAT Concept

The Toyota A-BAT was on display at the Toyota exhibit in Detroit at the 2008 North American International Auto Show beginning Monday, January 14. Kevin Hunter, president, Calty Design Research, Inc said that "Driving from beyond the suburbs to the city is a way of life for many people. We've taken Toyota's truck heritage to a different level by envisioning a vehicle capable of manouvering the suburbs as well as dirt roads. This compact truck is as comfortable for long commutes as it is for road trips. It can accommodate outdoor toys and home improvement supplies. Plus, customers benefit from the hybrid powertrain's low emissions and fuel economy."

TMS Advanced Product Strategy group and Calty, Toyota's North American-based, research and design centre located in Newport Beach, California are the group that responsible for the A-BAT concept development. This team created a new genre of compact vehicle with good fuel economy, advanced functionality, manoeuvrability, unique styling within its segment, and a durable package suitable for an active lifestyle.

Beside the lightweight A-BAT concept package also coupled with Toyota's Hybrid Synergy Drive technology is designed to deliver excellent fuel economy. Translucent solar panels in the top surface of the instrument panel capture sunlight and convert it into energy, showcasing the vehicle's "green" character. Toyota A-BAT is an environmentally friendly cool truck.

This cool car has a unique aerodynamic exterior crafted by Calty Project Chief Designer Ian Cartabiano and Creative Designer Matt Sperling. They integrated Toyota's design philosophy, "Vibrant Clarity" into the exterior by keeping the design forward-looking, crisp and functional.

Although the A-BAT is rugged and has a spirited exterior, the interior team worked to create a modern look for the interior. The door trim, shoulder, armrest and instrument panel pads and seat cushions are made of a tough, lightweight and comfortable material that can be selected for personalization.

Daryl Harris, Senior Creative Designer said that "The inspiration behind the exposed structure on the interior was drawn from high-end mountain bike frames. "We applied lightweight construction materials, such as carbon fiber and aluminum, to the instrument panel, console and seats for increased structural rigidity while reducing mass."

The interior of this cool automotive has a retractable portable navigation unit with a seven-inch diagonal screen and Wi-Fi internet. It also includes other advanced features such as a port for portable device assistant synchronization and a hard drive for digital music. The Toyota A-Bat is the next evolution of compact truck.

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Interesting Information on Blue Whale

The Blue whale is the largest animal to have ever lived on earth, even bigger than any dinosaur, and they can live up to 80 years or more.

Blue whales do not have teeth. Hanging down from the upper jaw are Baleen plates which look like the frayed bristles of a giant hairbrush and are used to sieve food from seawater.

When a blue whale eats, the pleats or grooves on its throat and belly expand to allow it to gulp huge watery mouthfuls of tiny, shrimp like crustaceans called Krill. Water is then forced out between the baleen plates and the food caught on the hairy fringes is then swallowed.

Due to their large size and speed, blue whales were not hunted by early whalers but were the first species to be taken by the modern whaling industry especially in the 1930's. They were then over-exploited and the population drastically reduced to near extinction. Figures suggest that today there are less than 500 in the Southern hemisphere and approximately 4,000 worldwide, out of an original population of over 200,000. Because they are an endangered species blue whales became protected in the 1960s.

The only other known predator of the blue whale is the Killer (Orca) whale. Even though the killer whale is much smaller, this does not stop organized packs or pods of them from harassing and attacking blue whales.

Blue whales are found in all oceans of the world. Being an open ocean species they are not seen near the coast but mainly in the deeper waters off the continental shelves and ice edges.


Measuring up to 30 meters long (one was recorded at 33 meters) and weighing between 100 - 200 tones, their tongue can weigh as much as an elephant and the heart is the size of a small car. The body is long and streamlined and the straight blow can reach a height of 9 meters.
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The core measures to prevent cancer

The Key to lung Cancer Prevention
Don�t Smoke
Tobacco use is the major cause of lung cancer in the United States. About 90% of lung cancer deaths in men and almost 80% of lung cancer deaths in women in this country are due to smoking. The most important thing a person can do to prevent lung cancer is to not start smoking, or to quit if he or she currently smokes.Quitting smoking will lower risk of lung cancer compared to not quitting. This is true no matter how old one is or how much he or she

Avoid Secondhand Smoke

Make Your Home and Workplace Safer
Test for radon. Radon detectors can be purchased or arrangements can be made for qualified testers to come into the home. Health and safety guidelines in the workplace can help workers avoid things that can cause cancer (carcinogens).

Eat Lots of Fruits and Vegetables
Eating a diet high in fruits and vegetables may help protect against lung cancer.

The Key to Skin Cancer Prevention
Most skin cancers can be prevented if children and teens (and adults, too) are protected from ultraviolet (UV) rays.

Just a few serious sunburns can increase your child's risk of skin cancer later in life. Kids don't have to be at the beach to get too much sun. Their skin needs protection from the sun's harmful UV rays whenever they're outdoors.

To protect yourself and your family�
� Seek shade, especially during midday hours.
� Cover up with clothing to protect exposed skin.
� Wear a hat with a wide brim to shade the face, head, ears, and neck.
� Wear sunglasses that wrap around and block as close to 100% of both UVA and UVB rays as possible.
� Put on sunscreen with sun protective factor (SPF) 15 or higher, and both UVA and UVB protection.

The UV rays from tanning beds and sunlamps are as dangerous as the UV rays from the sun. Don't let your children or teens use them. Many states restrict the use of tanning beds by children and teens.

A Vaccine to Prevent Cervical Cancer
Human papillomavirus (HPV), a common virus that can be passed from one person to another during sex, is the main cause of cervical cancer. The same virus also causes many vaginal and vulvar cancers.

A vaccine to prevent HPV infections is available. It protects against the types of HPV that most often cause cancer. It is given in a series of three shots. The vaccine is recommended for girls 11 and 12 years old, and for girls and women 13 to 26 years old who did not get any or all of the shots when they were younger. (Girls as young as age 9 can get the vaccine.)
Parents: Help protect your daughters against cervical cancer. Make sure they get the HPV vaccine
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Info about ozone layer depletion

The ozone hole over the Antarctic forms each year in August as the Southern Hemisphere summer begins, eventually dissipating by November. Found throughout the Earth�s atmo�sphere, ozone is particularly rich in the lower stratosphere, a region commonly referred to as the ozone layer, between about 10 and 30 kilometers above the planet�s surface. (The layer of atmosphere just below the stratosphere is the troposphere, where we live and breathe.) The ozone layer blocks harmful ultraviolet rays linked to skin cancer.

The hole is the result of chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs) and other chlorine- and bromine-containing gases interacting with two naturally occurring phenomena in the stratosphere. One is the polar vortex, a sort of atmospheric cyclone above Antarctica that is strongest in winter when temperatures are below negative 80 degrees Celsius. The other is polar stratospheric clouds (PSCs), or nacreous clouds when visible, that also form in the extreme polar winter.

The PSCs provide an excellent chemical platform for setting chlorine and bromine free to run amok and destroy ozone in the presence of sunlight. The vortex then circulates the ozone-destroying chemicals quickly until it weakens later in the summer.

CFCs and other ozone-depleting substances were used in the manufacture of aerosol sprays and refrigerants, slowly creeping from the surface into the atmosphere. However, most countries have largely discontinued the use of CFCs thanks to the Montreal Protocol, an international treaty signed in 1987 to protect atmospheric ozone.
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Tips to make fruit more appealing

Many fruits taste great with a dip or dressing. Try low-fat yogurt or pudding as a dip for fruits like strawberries or melons.

Make a fruit smoothie by blending fat-free or low-fat milk or yogurt with fresh or frozen fruit. Try bananas, peaches, strawberries, or other berries.

Try applesauce as a fat-free substitute for some of the oil when baking cakes.

Try different textures of fruits. For example, apples are crunchy, bananas are smooth and creamy, and oranges are juicy.

For fresh fruit salads, mix apples, bananas, or pears with acidic fruits like oranges, pineapple, or lemon juice to keep them from turning brown.
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Tata introduces new scheme in call rate

The new scheme pay per call introduced by Tata is more beneficial. The scheme includes the following things-

Each local call cost is Rs 1 for 10 min and each STD cost is Rs 3 for 10 min.
This offer is only for those who purchase of a new handset of Tata Indicom network.
If sim is used with old used handsets, the cost is Rs 1 per minute for a Local calls and Rs 1.50 per minute for STD Calls. Local SMS cost Rs1 per message and National SMS cost Rs 1.50 per message.
As a special offer, customers will gain from an extended pulse of 3600 seconds for all local calls for the first 15 days from date of activation.
Rental charges are included, daily rental charges about Rs 1 per day.
This pay per call plan can not be tied with any other special offers which have free talk time or free minutes built in.
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Opel Flextreme Concept

Opel Flextreme Concept was introduced at the International Motor Show (IAA) in Frankfurt in 2007. This cool car has a low emission mobility propulsion with the E Flex technology. The flextreme concept has a lithium ion battery as it�s energy source, this car also has additional energy from 1.3 liter turbo-diesel onboard CDTI engine. This innovative vehicle is expected to emit less than 40 g of CO2 per km. After charging for three hours at 220 volts this car will be at it�s full capacity. The engine also include the integration of two high tech electric personal transporters, located below the cargo floor. This electric transporters provide extra mobility option up to 38 km of clean mobility.

Opel Flextreme Concept has a dynamic and innovative exterior and interior design. Flextreme has a large transparent roof and two tailgate doors that open from the side and swing upwards it also has narrow boomerang shaped lights and sloping swage line in the side graphics. The front part is decorated with front grill and rims which are covered by lightweight transparent trim made from polycarbonate to improve aerodynamics and enhancing visual aesthetics. This concept car has a unique and practical door which they call the FlexDoors, the front door open in the conventional manner and the rear door are rear hinged.

Flextreme Concept has a futuristic interior design with honeycomb structures. The honeycomb structure is a functional, geometric structure located in the instrument panel�s lower portion, above the center tunnel where the lithium-ion batteries are located, cabin floor and cargo floor. This cool automotive has a large panoramic display located directly under the windshield and on the center console. The display are configurable with a touch screen operation to show a complete view of the car surrounding and easy access to various menu such as air conditioning, communication device, infotainment feature and navigation functions.

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3 giants join their hands against Google

The three giants Amazon, Microsoft and Yahoo join their hands to sign up the Open Book Alliance.

They go up against a legal resolution that could make Google the main basis for several online works.

In 2008, the search giant reached many publishers and authors to resolve two lawsuits that gave the company with copyright infringement for the unauthorized scanning of books.

In that decision, Google paid $125 million to create a Book Rights Registry, the authors and publishers received compensation.

Google might also be given the right to digitize unknown works i.e. whose rights-holders are not known and there are believed to be 50-70% of books published after 1923.

Explanation on the deal has to be lodged by 4 September. In early October, a judge will think whether to approve the class-action suit or not.

On the other side, the US Department of Justice is performing an anti-trust analysis into the impact of the agreement.
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Test Drive Audi Q7

Audi Q7
Audi long met with force, that to market a serious competitor to the old class of fast motor vehicles. In doing so new to the company's product, it was decided to waive the usual abbreviations in the title, bending toward the light epatazha. After works directly on Q7, as well as a brief, but very aggressive promotion of new brand, all interested persons may observe with interest the struggle of a newcomer with a recognized leader.

As a leader in favor, of course, a model of BMW X5, which is standard on many parameters, which does not apply unless the only reliability.

In life, Q7 was even more attractive than that was to be expected. Low front bumper with aprons, carefully maintaining the other headlamp vague, really screw up one's eyes vulturous headlamps, and, of course, corporate grille - all the basic features excellent design work. Here are just a glance at all this splendor is enough to found the car in advance of incompetence at bezdororozhe. Even the pneumatic suspension is not in a position to rectify this, although it can significantly raise the car on the original point.

Audi Q7

Additional attention to ensure the lighting elements are located, almost like shark's teeth in three series. All because the other vague headlights and signal lamps do decide to make out of the front headlights and placed in thin strips around the center of the front bumper that reminded Nissan Almera Classic. If the Koreans with Japanese passports similar progress can be safely called controversial, the same solution for Audi Q7 - it is very different, because the height of the car much more and see the signal lamps not be difficult for other road users.

The feeling of the cabin is very similar to the time of acquaintance with the BMW X5, which seemed towering above the ground five of Bavaria. In this case interior recalls the Audi A6. First of all, this effect is achieved at the expense of absolutely identical to the technical internals of the cabin, which allows you to feel at home and do not require a lot of time getting used to, as all manipulators have long and well known.

Audi Q7

Of the new note is it possible that another number of seats, which is a very interesting feature. To get to the third row, you must be a minimum of saiga, because the path will have to overcome the second row of seats, which is a very civilized prevents ingress into the tail of our ship.

Audi Q7

If on clothes in the automotive world are met, the escort will be exactly according to dynamic characteristics. But see off this car does not want, especially after the 340 hp generated by the engine of 4.2 FSI, assertiveness untwists all four wheels, obeying your will and unquestioned authority of the steering. Sound exhaust difficult call rykom or roar, but it does not cause a fluttering, which at one time generated audio passing away Infinity FX45. However, acceleration to 100 km / h takes just 7.4 seconds, Q7, and is equipped with a mass of 2240 kg! Besides, this car, despite its impressive dimensions, it is very easy to manage.

Audi Q7

This machine is quite fast become popular, so just to beat the BMW X5 in its territory, all his good qualities far short, it needed more experience, which can occur only over time. In any case, all those who thinks this car is a necessary complement to the personal collection of cars, or, conversely, choose it as the first vehicle, it would still have to pay 107 673 dollars ...

Audi Q7

Audi Q7
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Test-drive Audi A4 1.8T

Audi A4 1.8T

At the head of a family of A4 is a car equipped with an engine 1.8T, five-speed manual gearbox and front drive. However, not all could make such an option.

If you live in a cold country with harsh winters, you will approach the car with the famous full-suspension drive Audi Quattro. If you live in warm or temperate climates, you can choose the car with one of the automated CPR. Multitronic and Tiptronic are set at full-drive cars. Both transmission and provide a mechanical gear shift.

Audi A4 1.8T

1.8T - is 1.8 liter, 4-cylinder engine with turbo-supercharged power to 170 hp According to the producers, the front-drive A4, equipped with such a motor in combination with mechanical CPR or with Multitronic, with places able to accelerate to a speed of 100 km / h in 7.8 seconds. Full-drive model with the automatic Tiptronic - a little slower - only 8.5 seconds. Representatives of Audi claim that the engine 1.8T - this is the first engine with turbo-supercharging, which is described as �one of the most environmentally friendly engines�. If you want a car with a more powerful engine, you will approach a model equipped with a new, all-aluminum, 3-liter engine V6 power of 220 hp, which was created specifically for the 2002 model year vehicles. Choosing the A4 with 3-liter engine and front drive, you get Variator Multitronic. This equipment will allow the scene to disperse up to 100 km per hour in 7 seconds. Full power model can also be included with the 6-speed manual gearbox or automatic with Tiptronic. Gearboxes A4 wheel with 3-liter engine, accelerate a little slower - for 7.7 seconds.

Audi A4 1.8T

According to testers the most fun was a trip to full-drive version with a 3.0 liter engine and 6-speed CAT, but it is fully Drive-A4 with the 1.8T engine and five-speed gearbox - this is the machine �which is to spend money �.

Manufacturers should thoroughly examine the market for mechanical transmissions and make the appropriate corrections to their own. Lack of CAT produced by Audi, is that the gear selector is not �slide� from one position to another, but rather difficult to �switch� in a neutral position at all hang out too.

Audi A4 1.8T

Cars equipped with ?????????? worked fairly well, which pleasantly surprised and pleased testers. In calmer conditions Multitronic virtually unnoticeable with good software control electronics, the driver think that he drive a car fitted with an ordinary machine. But if you drive your wishes waiting disappointment because vdavlivaya trigger in half, you expect the car to jerk with a frenzied pace, but the machine first �think about your proposal�, and then were reluctant to obey. Choosing a car with Multitronic, you will get some benefits. Compared with the ordinary automatic Multitronic saves not only fuel, but also gains in weight.

Compared with old models A4, managing new cars has become much more pleasant. Firstly, the rigidity of the structure of the body 2002 model year vehicles by 45% more than in the past and can boast the highest specific strength of this class of machines. Secondly, the suspension became almost twice more through the use of aluminum components. Plus, the entire rear suspension the front-drive cars designed in such a way that the rear wheels more efficiently skrashivayut road roughness. Through all of this innovation machine provides a pleasant trip, but the driver and passengers are protected from shaking. 17 - inch wheels, wearing a thick rubber, not only looks impressive, but also provides excellent adhesion to the road.

Car interior design solution is simple. Despite the fact that nobody has yet managed to produce a more luxurious and comfortable cabin, the producers managed to make some improvements. For example, buttons 150-Watt audio system is quite large and easy to use, a CD-chendzher built into the interior of the dashboard. Interior design is not very much different from previous models. On models with 1.8T engine center console painted in metallic gray, but not compatible with the primary colors. On all models you can see the decorative panels, made of dark wood. It goes without saying that all materials meet the highest standards of quality. Natural leather interior is available only for vehicles with 3.0 liter engine, but your friends and family members for anything not guess that the seat cover kozhzamenitelem. Design of seats is quite changed: pillows have become longer, more comfortable and ergonomic. By increasing the wheelbase to 3.5 cm rear passengers more space. Foot space has increased by 5 cm

In short, A4 1.8T - wonderful choice: a good controllability, prestige, perfect design. This combination occurs infrequently.
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Test-drive Audi A4 DTM Edition

Audi A4 DTM Edition

The first spring months, not only let the inhabitants of megacities of greyness and cold, but returned them the opportunity once again to observe the impressive cars with low landing, beautiful "skirts" and rubber to Low chic drives. The main quality of these cars - the ability to surprise, not only of others, who were to assess only appearance during the short pass cars on the streets of the city, but the driver, along with its passengers, which was more: it is much more pleasant surprised Opportunity car, sitting in a comfortable cabin from Recaro.

Audi A4 DTM Edition

Version DTM Edition not only looks pretty much any series Audi A4, but also technically capable of much. Clearly, relative to body championship DTM engine power to 220 hp inadequate - would like to see more impressive value. On the other hand, if this modification to install a more powerful power unit, a direct competitor for the Audi S4, if not for the RS4, and such developments should not be allowed. That is why under the hood with steel brackets worked twice Engine Year, which has recently been modified with a 2.0 TFSI. Winner of well meets all the requirements, because it can not draft with more powerful colleagues, but at the same time, subject the usual quiet update: because he beats them by 20 points on the main indicators.

Audi A4 DTM Edition

Technical modernization has not been a serious test for the engine, because it is only staffed with new pistons, turbo-blowers updated and modified control system, which is a necessary step in the introduction to the design of new parts. After that, every horsepower has become responsible for the transport of 6.9 kg Curb weight car, resulting in the A4 DTM Edition has become the place to accelerate to 100 km / h in 7.1 seconds by typing in a little while the maximum speed of 247 km / h. Given the fact that the limit for the most powerful rivals - 250 km / h, a difference of 3 km / h should not be much to spoil the mood of the future owners.

In sharp bends DTM allows only a small demolition of the front axle to the last clinging to the asphalt broad wheels of 18-second range. Gas to disrupt a car skidding into a very problematic; effect on feelings like the work of anti-zanosnoy system, but it was providently off before the movement. In general, such a resistance on the road leaves a positive impression, especially the response to the actions of the steering wheel. Gain picked very wisely. As the speed increases and the effort, but not moving that elusive edge, beyond which you begin to feel discomfort.

Audi A4 DTM Edition

If the car has a impressive list of abilities and capabilities, the list of his merits must include prestigious brakes. In this case, perforation of the front brake discs is not as elegant style of racing, but as a really necessary step that leads to significant improvement in the standard brake mechanisms. Of course, after a series of aggressive brake applications the brake inevitably "tired", but the perforation was longer and allows them to maintain the maximum possible efficiency.

Audi A4 DTM Edition

Externally the car is a lot of pleasant experiences, but it was not intrusive. Factory tuning of Audi AG was pleasant and the fact that it can not be found to have excessive commitment to a massive false weight and fussy details. Front familiar form of the last generation Audi A4 stresses lower bumper with yubkoy "made of carbon. For the fog lamps, there were no seats in the bumper, so they put in the corners of the leading lights of light. DTM Side distinguishable from the other modifications that can be developed on 18-inch discs typical design because, apart from them, do not look at than to stay because of low thresholds in this version simply do not.

Audi A4 DTM Edition

Separate attention is certainly worthy of the rear of the car. It was her most often have to observe the other participants of urban road traffic flows. From this perspective, A4 DTM Edition is much more beautiful than almost all commensurate models Audi. One could even say that in this part of the car it will recognize unmistakably: the fine carbon spoiler, symmetrically located 100-mm tubes in a frame of black diffuser and a light touch in the form of intangible eyelets, made in red. This entire image was clearly recalled the excellent Mazda RX-8, with similar comparison should be to write exclusively in the box, which lists all the dignity of the car. Complements the general picture of the elegant "2.0 TFSI", which is also modified by highlighting the letters "T" in red.

By becoming dark frame is made of exhaust pipes and car. Unfortunately, the dashboard and the torpedo, together with the central console is not different from other versions. All the same buttons at the same locations, and highlight the same brand red light. But all the space is made of dark gray material, which is very difficult drabble. The steering wheel, the lever 6-speed CAT, as well as the seat upholstery and door are part of Alcantara. I must say that to sit in those seats a pleasure because they are very clearly recorded the body, not letting it slide off with rapid turns.

Audi A4 DTM Edition

For the opportunity to cut a wide swath of the city elegant surroundings publish false weight and uterine rykom exhaust system long before its direct occurrence will have to pay 60 346 dollars. If you want to save a little, then this figure can be reduced to 56 990 dollars by deleting from the list of features of the model a full drive. To be honest, it is difficult to provide an entity that buys a car without all-wheel drive, having spent on him a sizeable sum, but poskupivshis a couple-three thousand dollars.
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Test Drive Audi S8

Audi S8

Some machine immortalized in films, for example, Lotus Esprit Lt. Frank Bullitt's'68 390 GT Fastback �lifted� to film James Bond, a Lamborghini Countach remembered in the film �The flight gun kernel�.

Same with Audi S8, one of the �heroes� film �Ronin�. At the outset of the film asked the driver what kind of car they need, and he responds: �Something very fast. Audi S8, is likely to come �. But that's not all. The car is not fast enough and the driver asked her to equip the system with two fuel to enrich the mixture with nitrogen.

Audi S8

After the test drive it was clear that black S8 is absolutely no association, and people perceive it as an ordinary sedan, one of hundreds of thousands of vehicles.

Nevertheless, it must be said that the S8 - luxury car, with excellent technical characteristics. I must say that it greatly underestimated, because the car looks very similar to A8, which is released in 1997. In fact, engine power increased to 360 hp, optimized turbosistema, more aggressive suspension, while the external parameters have only dual pipe muffler, wheels became larger on the grille and boot lid has a small icon.

Audi S8

Like the A8, the S8 wheel is �intelligent� pyatiskorostnaya box-automatic Tiptronic. Acceleration from the floor up to 100 km just excellent for this class of car - 6.2 seconds.

In any real situation, this machine will meet your expectations. Even if in the cabin 4 adults, you can safely walk any slow minivans on the road.

Audi S8

While in the city S8 not rezok and quickly - because of the automatic gearbox. You will have to wait until the speed reaches the required mark, that it switched to the next transfer. Transmission almost perfect, switching speeds are absolutely imperceptible.

In many situations, S8 does not behave like a luxury sedan, but as a real sports car. In part this is due to the fact that it is easier many of their peers. All springs and dampers on it a few tougher than its cousins. Wheels - branded 18-inch discs with tires 245/45ZR18. The department A8 and S8 feels palpable difference. In A8 suspension is too soft, and it is felt to bad roads. By the S8 is not at all, no complaints. Quattro system gives the driver confidence and calm in any way.

Audi S8

ABS works flawlessly - as would be cool, you have not been included in the rotation, the machine does not lose stability. Perhaps only the brake pedal when you first clicked, the person is not yet accustomed to its peculiarities, has too much backlash, particularly at high speed. ESP system also have a place to overseeing the state machinery and intervening when necessary, although, of course, change the laws of physics is not able even to her.

The salon is very convenient, high quality materials seat and quietly fit in the trunk of a small begemotik. You can not even mention such trifles as a navigation system, parking sensors, heated front seats, a large hatch with electric drive and the ability to shade the side window. Although there are some negative points. Rear certainly convenient, but not so too. Places for the head and feet - enough, but nothing more. Not too many places to store various things like gloves, packs of biscuits and toys.

Audi S8

In the tested model is slightly poskripyvalo when you open the driver's window and that a tap in the trunk. But it is likely that this is the lack of specific machines.

Summarizing the above, it can be concluded that the S8 has significant advantages over many cars in its class due to full drive, streamlined form, excellent performance and ease of management.
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Audi A4 Avant Video Review 2009

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Audi is preparing a special coupe version of Project Anniversario S5 Quattro

Project Anniversario S5 Quattro

By 2015, the auto company is preparing a special version of Audi S5 coupe called Project Anniversario S5 Quattro.

A car going to submit to the 100 th anniversary of the company, but the global economic crisis has slowed down the project, writes RSTcars.

New items will make approximately 240 kg lighter normal S5, it will weigh around 1400 kg. This is facilitated by the use of new body panels, false weight and lightweight propulsion components ustanovki.Dizayn create models to explain their racing Quattro S1 Rallye. In the line of engines may include bi-turbo "six" power of about 425 hp or an updated version of 2.5-liter 400-strong five-cylinder engine from the Audi TT RS.

Perhaps the novelty will present at the end of 2010 - to thirty original Quattro, but even then its official premiere will be held no earlier than 2012.
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Audi will release anniversary model

Project Anniversario S5 Quattro

The company is preparing a special version of Audi S5 coupe under the working title Project Anniversario S5 Quattro.

The car will be 240 kg lighter normal S5, and will weigh 1400 kg at the expense of new body panels, false weight and lightweight components of the power plant.

Design the car will be developed on the grounds of race Quattro S1 Rallye. Under the hood machines put "six" bi-turbo power of 425 hp or a new 2.5-liter 400-strong engine of the Audi TT RS.

New items may be present at the end of 2010 - to thirty original Quattro. However, its official premiere will be held no earlier than 2012. A plan to release the car by the year 2015, the Regnum.
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"Charged" Audi A5 demolished roof

Cabriolet S5

In the lineup Audi A5 update. The company has submitted an open "charged" version of this model - Cabriolet S5.

The car was turbocharged engine V6 TFSI, which has replaced atmosferniku V8. The new engine gives 333 hp and supplied with seven S-Tronik transmission with two clutches. In S5 will complete the drive, which distributes the draft, not only between the front and rear axle, but between each wheel and with the optional sport differential.

Before hundreds of S5 speed of 5.6 sec. And the maximum speed is limited at around 250 km / hr. In doing so, CO2 emissions of 224 g / km and fuel consumption - 8 liters per 100 kilometers.

Cabriolet S5

S5 equipped sports suspension, 19-inch discs, finished aluminum outer mirrors, xenon headlights, rear LED optics. The level of noise in the convertible is the same as in the model with the body compartment. Cargo space is quite large - 380 L, that is, it fit the luggage of four passengers.

The soft top can be cleaned for 15 seconds. at speeds up to 50 km / h, the CarAdvice.

In England, has already begun taking orders for a novelty.
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Audi can show in Frankfurt R8 with electric motor

Audi R8 ePerformance
Audi Company may submit to the Motor Show in Frankfurt this fall based on the electric sports Audi R8, writes French magazine Automobile Magazine, referring to an informed source. Presumably, the model would be called R8 ePerformance. The publication stresses that this is not a hybrid, and pure electric car with a battery pack and electric drive.
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Convertible Audi R8 to declassify shoot sequel to "Iron man"

Audi R8 V10 Spider
The desire of automotive manufacturers to advertise their new items in the movie sometimes plays into the hands of the car and the paparazzi, as a result, fans of the car.

"Spies" long, was unable to "catch" cabriolet Audi R8 without camouflage, but these days it managed to capture all the details at the time of the shooting scenes, one of the second part of the "iron man".

Recall convertible will receive only the most powerful engines fitted to the R8 - 5,2-liter V10 develop Lamborghini. It is on this 525-strong car and was Robert Downey Jr..

Audi R8 V10 Spider

The exact dynamic characteristics of a car is not yet known. It is obvious that because of the greater weight to strengthen the body convertible coupe will be a little slower to accelerate to 100 km / h in 4.1 seconds, top speed is 290 km / h.

Convertible received the same external changes as the coupe with an engine V10 - chrome-plated front, LED lamps and tubes impressive exhaust system.

Audi R8 V10 Spider

It differs from the coupe cabriolet lack a number of chrome-plated parts, with additional air intake for passenger safety and arcs.

Premiere convertible R8 V10 Spider is scheduled for the autumn. The cost new is about 120 000 euros and sales start to the end of next year.
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As reported on Audi S1

Audi S1

Became aware of the "charged" versions of the machine - S1, which will be released later.

Under the hood of the S1 will be the 1.4-liter engine with two turbines, as the VW Polo GTi Cup Edition. In Polo, this engine gives out 178 horsepower, but Audi plans to break it to 200 horsepower. The car will be equipped with a 7-speed S-Tronic. Acceleration up to hundreds of S1 takes only 6 sec. And the maximum speed will be 248 km / hr.

Version S1 from A1 distinguish enlarged arches, 19-inch wheels, izmennenny front bumper, roof spoiler and big air, writes TopSpeed
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Audi introduced a new photo A6

Audi A6
Apparently, the company will introduce a new generation of Audi A6 models in the next year.

But German journalists AutoBild say that they became aware that some of the new �six� now. Just need to reassure fans of design Audi - no drastic changes in the external appearance of the new A6 will not transmit autoportal.ua. By long tradition of Audi design only undergo evolutionary change, and then basically they affect only the front bumper and headlights.
Regarding the engine, it also will not be any revelations. It is clear only that the new A6 will receive several new engines with the turbo, which will spend a minimum of fuel on that will have decent power.
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