2011 Subaru Tribeca

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People champion excellence, not mediocrity. After all, you won't see a bumper sticker touting, "My child is a C+ student at Middling Jr. High." So we find it hard to rally around the 2011 Subaru Tribeca. While there's nothing about this vehicle that makes us cringe, it simply pales in comparison to other SUVs, which seem to do everything just a little better.

From the outside, the Subaru Tribeca was originally styled to be bold and innovative, but indifferent customer reaction has led Subaru to make it less distinctive, so now it looks too much like an artist's rendition of a generic SUV -- neither inspiring nor offensive. Even the Tribeca's performance is simply middle-of-the-road. The interior shows some signs of life with a futuristic dash design, but it comes at the expense of some usability.

On the plus side, the Tribeca's all-wheel-drive system delivers the assurance of solid footing in a variety of climates, a feature that sets it apart from the usual front-wheel-drive crossovers. Maneuvering in tight city confines is made easier by the Subaru's smaller dimensions. At the same time, a certain lack of interior space is noticeable. The second-row seats slide fore and aft, but all the way back is the way you'll use them. The third-row seat is for part-time convenience, not long-distance trips. Most important, taller drivers will bemoan the lack of a telescoping steering wheel.

Since there are no truly awful midsize crossover SUVs, it might be that benign doesn't add up to a compelling proposition. The Tribeca compares in size to the Chevrolet Equinox and Ford Edge, while it's a bit smaller than the Mazda CX-9 and Toyota Highlander. And when it comes to price, dynamics and overall appeal, the Tribeca gets lost between these vehicles.
The interior's design has aged well over the years, with a smooth, curvy flow that wraps around front passengers. That's quite the feat considering it's essentially the same design used when this car was introduced as the B9 Tribeca for 2006.

However, the quality of the materials in there is far from the segment's best. There's an overuse of silver plastic that's meant to imitate aluminum � a cheap-looking trick. The dashboard and center console are carved out of the stuff, and they don't do the unique design any justice.

The most disappointing part of the interior, though, is the lack of a telescoping steering wheel, which is found in just about every other three-row SUV on the market. What may seem like a small oversight made it impossible for me to sit comfortably in the driver's seat. At 6-feet tall and with a slender build, I had to move the seat back pretty far to get a comfortable distance from the steering wheel. In that driving position, my elbows couldn't reach the armrest. Combine this with the Tribeca's high seating position, and I was not a happy commuter during my 90-minute drives to and from Cars.com's offices.

Fit, of course, will vary from person to person. Some people may not have any issues, but I was not the only editor to experience frustration over the steering wheel. And the front seating problem snowballed into issues for the second and third rows, too, partly because of the Tribeca's small size. Legroom is already mediocre in the second row, at 34.3 inches, but with the driver's seat where I had it positioned, the second row lost heaps of that space. Then, with the second row slid all the way back to compensate, the third row was left with literally no legroom.

Very few crossovers have enough room in their third row to make adults feel comfortable, and the Tribeca isn't close to breaking that mold. The seat is so close to the floor that my legs and thighs were positioned uncomfortably off the seat cushion.
We test a standard assortment of grocery bags, golf clubs and luggage in every car we drive, and there wasn't much � or any, really � room to spare behind the Tribeca's third row; there's only 8.3 cubic feet of storage back there. That's significantly less than the Pilot's 18 cubic feet, and it's even less than a small sedan's trunk.

With both rows folded flat, the Tribeca has 74.4 cubic feet of total cargo space. Again, it's an unexceptional amount considering the Pilot has 87 cubic feet, the Highlander has 95.4 and the CX-9 boasts 100.7. What's more, I can't imagine trying to fit seven people in this car, especially seven people I like. What's truly revealing is that Subaru's Outback wagon doesn't require a huge concession in overall cargo space (it offers 71.3 cubic feet) even though it seats just five.

One of the Tribeca's redeeming qualities is Subaru's trademark symmetrical all-wheel drive. It's one of the best systems available for tackling the slippery snow- and rain-covered city roads on which I drove the Tribeca. Even in aggressive starts in these conditions, the car accelerated seamlessly from stoplights. The Tribeca's all-wheel drive distributes power to all four wheels all the time, helping with a smooth delivery of traction.

Now here comes Debbie Downer: Unlike the Forester and Outback, the Tribeca's all-wheel drive doesn't come at much of a discount compared with the competition. The Pilot, Highlander and CX-9 come really close to or beat the Tribeca's starting price when equipped with all-wheel drive.

Our fully loaded Touring came in at an as-tested price of $37,995. The only option missing was a rear DVD entertainment system. The Touring trim level comes with xenon headlights, a power moonroof, a backup camera and Bluetooth for its $35,795 starting price. Our tester had the optional touch-screen navigation system for another $2,200.

The navigation system suffered from a fundamental flaw: The touch-screen is beyond arm's reach � or at least it was beyond mine. To enter an address or check the gas mileage, I had to lean very far forward to reach the screen at the top of the dashboard. The navigation itself felt outdated, with graphics that are easily bested by many of today's smartphones and portable GPS devices.
the 2011 Subaru Tribeca's sole engine option is a 3.6-liter flat-six engine with 256 horsepower and 247 pounds-feet of torque on tap. Drive is sent to all four wheels via a five-speed automatic transmission and a symmetrical all-wheel-drive system. Performance from the flat-six engine is respectable, but it's no match for competitors like the Ford Edge or Honda Pilot. Fuel economy is neither poor nor especially good for this class, with the Tribeca returning 16 mpg in the city and 21 mpg on the highway; best of all, it runs on regular unleaded fuel rather than the previous generation's super unleaded requirement. Handling is one of the best attributes of the Tribeca; push hard into a corner and the Tribeca has good body control and better steering than most other vehicles of this type. The 2011 Subaru Tribeca's 8.4 inches of ground clearance and standard all-wheel drive may scream off-road prowess, but this mid-size crossover is better suited to the suburban environment. Real off-roading isn't the goal here�just all-weather performance.
Standard safety features for the 2011 Subaru Tribeca include antilock brakes (with brake assist), traction control, stability control with a rollover sensor, front-seat side airbags, full-length side curtain airbags and active front head restraints.

a Subaru Tribeca required 121 feet to come to a stop from 60 mph, which is slightly shorter than its competitors.

The Subaru Tribeca has not been rated using the government's new, more strenuous 2011 crash-testing procedure. Its 2010 rating (which isn't comparable to 2011 ratings) shows that the Tribeca scored a perfect five stars for both front- and side-impact protection. It also received the top rating of "Good" in frontal-offset and side-impact crash tests conducted by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety.
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2011 Subaru Outback

Specifications prices Modifications and Image 2011 Subaru Outback
The 2011 Subaru Outback is named after a mammoth, flat expanse of Australia filled with red dirt, dingoes and places with names like Woolloomooloo. With its generous ground clearance and standard all-wheel drive, the Outback would probably be pretty good at dealing with the deserted vastness of the Outback. Here in the United States, though, Subaru's blending of wagon and SUV has become a favorite for those who live in mountainous and/or snowy climates. Yet, because of last year's full redesign, the Outback is now bigger and more comfortable than before, catering better to those who live in a variety of places and climates.

While we lament that this increase in size removed much of the responsive and fun-to-drive nature from the Outback, its massive increase in sales certainly shows that these "big" changes are resonating with the crossover-buying populace. Interior space is of particular note, as there's plenty of headroom, loads of rear seat sprawl space and more cargo capacity than many midsize SUVs. If you can't fit all your cargo inside, adjustable roof rails easily swing inward to serve double duty as cross rails. It's a nifty feature that cuts down on the wind noise and air drag that go along with fixed cross rails.

Despite the Outback's size, the use of high-tensile steel allows it to earn perfect crash scores across the board and keep weight down. In fact, the Outback weighs about 550 pounds less than a Toyota Venza. This certainly makes things easier for the four- and six-cylinder "boxer" engines. Although the latter provides more than enough gusto for those who live in those mountainous places, the four-cylinder's impressive fuel economy when equipped with the optional continuously variable transmission (CVT) should make it the choice for most. Unfortunately, a turbocharged engine is no longer available -- the previous Outback's turbo engine helped compensate for the typical power drop in high-altitude environments.

However, now that the Outback is more crossover than wagon, it does have a greater number of vehicles it must compete with such as the Chevy Equinox, Honda CR-V and Toyota RAV4. There's also Subaru's similarly sized Forester, though the Outback differs with a higher-quality interior, a quieter and more comfortable ride and a more carlike driving position. Should you desire a more traditional wagon with better handling than the big-boned Outback, the Volvo V50 and VW Jetta are good choices.

All are worth a look but in general we're impressed with the 2011 Subaru Outback and think it now appeals to a greater number of people. Whether you live in Woolloomooloo or Walla Walla, Washington, the Outback should be able to tackle whatever Mother Nature or your family throws at it.
The current Outback is roomier than pre-2010 models. Added roof height makes the new Outback roomier, with an additional 8 cubic feet of passenger space, and another 5.9 cubic feet of cargo area with the seats folded. Front legroom, still ample for taller drivers, has actually been trimmed slightly in favor of making the back seat more comfortable for long trips. Rear legroom is extended by 4 inches, and the use of curved front seatbacks adds knee room as well.

The Outback models we drove had Premium trim and the better, 10-way driver's seat. The standard seats, four-way adjustable, might not be as adjustable, but they are well designed and there is lots of legroom and headroom. The cabin feels roomy, even after a long day of driving. There is a standard cargo tray, under floor storage, and grocery bag hooks behind the rear seats.

Past Subaru interiors might have been considered quirky, but the current Outback incorporates mainstream design and content characteristics. The dash and cockpit are built around a sporty, four-dial instrument panel and a contemporary upswept center stack. The instrument panel includes a multi-information display that indicates outside temperature, fuel consumption, time, and warning functions for seatbelts and passenger air bags. The transmission gear readout is digital. The steering wheel, a three-spoke design, has four large buttons to control the audio system and cruise control. When equipped with an automatic transmission, paddle shifters are located behind the wheel. Taken as a whole, the interior is clean and contemporary, without being excessively ornate.

The parking brake is controlled electronically via a button to the left of the steering wheel, and has a Hill Hold feature. Higher trim levels offer voice activated GPS navigation, rear backup camera, Bluetooth, USB/iPod input and other amenities.
Employing a car-based four-wheel-independent suspension since its mid-1990s inception, the Outback displays admirable ride quality. It soaks up bumps with little driver disturbance but maintains good control over stretches of broken pavement. Rough pavement can stunt a soft-riding car's reflexes and leave it bobbing up and down, but the Outback suffers little of that.

Steering and handling are good, if not as sharp as they were in the last Outback. Driving enthusiasts will appreciate the steering wheel's heavy weight at low speeds, while average drivers will want more power assist for easier parking-lot maneuvers. On the highway, I could use a little less assist. Holding the wheel at 12 o'clock, it feels a bit too loose.

Find a winding road, however, and the Outback handles well. The steering has good turn-in precision and little midcorner sloppiness. The nose pushes wide in hard corners, exacerbated by our tester's all-season Continental ContiProContact tires, which didn't offer much grip. Stomp hard on the gas coming out of a sweeping corner, though, and you can swing the tail out eventually. Credit the standard all-wheel drive, whose power distribution skews slightly rearward in six-cylinder Outbacks. All automatic Outbacks distribute power between the axles electronically; the manual Outback uses a simpler viscous coupling that's less proactive in doling out power when the wheels start to slip. Still, both systems distribute constant power to each axle. Many on-demand systems send power rearward only when a drive wheel begins to slip; some allow you to enforce a 50/50 split via a locking center differential. We've driven previous Outbacks on trails, and the all-wheel drive � along with an impressive 8.7 inches of ground clearance � make for better capability than you'd expect in a crossover.

Four-wheel-disc antilock brakes are standard, with larger discs installed on six-cylinder Outbacks. The pedal has linear response, making it easy to smooth out your stops. Cram the car full of passengers, and you'll want to plan your stopping distances accordingly. Loaded down with some 500 pounds of cargo, our test car took significantly farther to come to a halt.
The Outback's base engine � a 170-horsepower four-cylinder � delivers leisurely acceleration, in large part because of a continuously variable automatic transmission that's in no hurry to respond to your right foot. (A six-speed manual is standard, but we haven't tested it.) Loaded with passengers, the four-cylinder drivetrain requires patience reaching highway speeds, and it strains to keep up under hard acceleration.

That's not the case with the optional 256-hp six-cylinder. It's a muscular drivetrain, in part because it trades the CVT for a responsive five-speed automatic that's not afraid to hold lower gears or kick down on the highway. Even loaded with cargo, our test car had the sort of torque to pull strongly around town, though getting up to highway speeds didn't leave much extra power on tap.

With the six-cylinder, towing capacity tops out at 3,000 pounds. That's 500 pounds less than many competitors, but the four-cylinder Outback has a 2,700-pound rating � none too shabby for a four-banger.

The combined EPA gas mileage estimates range from 20 mpg with the six-cylinder and automatic to 24 mpg with the four-cylinder and automatic. Both figures are competitive.
The 2011 Subaru Outback comes standard with stability and traction control, four-wheel antilock disc brakes, front side airbags and side curtain airbags. In brake testing, a base 2.5i came to a stop from 60 mph in a longer-than-average 133 feet.

In the government's new, more strenuous crash testing for 2011, the Outback earned an overall rating of four stars out of a possible five, with four stars for overall frontal crash protection and four stars for overall side crash protection.It also achieved the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety's top rating of "Good" in its frontal-offset, side and roof strength tests.
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Bentley Mulsanne (2011)

Paying tribute to Bentley spent most, the memory for the new model for Bentley Mulsanne and teams of engineers was to create a Bentley that represents the pinnacle of British luxury cars.

The new Bentley Mulsanne, designed and built at Crewe from the ground up, confirms plans to create a brand new flagship Bentley with refined performance, new levels of interior luxury and skills development coach in the front.

The return of the name emphasizes the sporting heritage of the Bentley Mulsanne and the passion for power and speed. Nothing better reflects the achievements that the legendary 24 Hours of Le Mans, a race that Bentley has won six times in his race car sound powerful and reliable long straight at Le Mans on the famous Mulsanne corner, from which the new model has name.

A pure expression of Bentley design

Design of the new Bentley Mulsanne is a unique combination of sportiness, elegance and solidity of the coachbuilt. Echo Bentley S-type 1950, Mulsanne features a bold design on the front is dominated by a traditional grid matrix Bentley and very prominent, the classic round headlights chrome surrounds the interior, flanked by two smaller clusters lamp board, each of which is the latest lighting technology. The legendary "Flying B, a radiator mascot disappeared, is available as an option.

A long hood, short front overhang and long rear overhang helps to convey a sense of power and business, strengthen the muscles of the thighs and the lines flow smoothly drawn heavily from the back of the front wings. The unique design 20-inch wheels (with optional 21-inch) to strengthen the Bentley Mulsanne powerful, sporty position.

Design Director Dirk van Braeckel explains the inspiration behind the distinctive look of the Bentley Mulsanne:. "The ability to design a new Bentley's flagship product is something that has given very little of the design team set out to create a sculptural form that mixes classical signal Bentley heritage with contemporary lines that fight mark of confidence in the 21st century. "

The body produces a new manufacturing facility in Bentley's headquarters in Crewe, where the traditional metallurgical expertise, developed over six decades, are still widely used during the nine weeks the construction process. It is the opposite of volume car production in the construction ... but the very embodiment of Bentley.

Mirrors, for example, completely enveloped the body. This offers a flowing, flawless line of the rear of the car, a perfect complement to become the D-pillar - with the complex curves can be created by a qualified body shop. All spot welds are made by hand during the Bentley Mulsanne, and the construction of all the panel joints are welded by hand. These continue to improve this "solid appearance cut 'and leads to a very rigid.

The complex form of aluminum front fenders, impossible to obtain a standard pressing techniques that have been created using superforming, technology usually reserved for the aerospace industry. This also makes the wings and a lighter, stiffer, and offers an excellent definition of the surface. Other lightweight materials such as composite tailgate, used to remove the mass as possible without compromising quality.

New techniques for construction designers may also include details such as the 'floating' LED tail lights elliptical, which identifies the echo of the shape of the exhaust gases.

To highlight the beauty of the body, features Bentley Mulsanne 'brightware "exclusively in polished stainless steel, including frames and trim mesh matrix. Bentley is the only manufacturer in the world to do that. The stainless steel door provides also save the traditional Bentley "knurling" on board surface for better grip, reflecting the attention on a typical detail.

The Bentley Mulsanne's sporty character is enhanced by front fender vents and large diameter exhaust finishers.

Bentley customers unlimited choice of the world, in connection with the machine. There are between 114 paint colors, which include everything from a legacy of unusual colors, special colors and pearlescent satin, and the duo-tone combinations. But the choice is endless. Through a measure of the world of Bentley Mulliner, the colors can only be exactly the same point of view of the customer, and taste.

Sumptuous interior meets technology

The latest car technology discreetly placed within generous Bentley Mulsanne. Multimedia system with 40 GB hard drive, satellite navigation, audio / video, personal data, phone and Bluetooth � connectivity. The upper instrument panel houses the 8-inch multimedia monitor, discreetly positioned behind the electric door veneer, while sitting down in an elegant, leather-wrapped MP3 player with storage boxes.
State-of-the-art 14-speaker audio system with Digital Signal Processing (DSP) and 6-CD is standard on the other Naim Bentley premium audio system can be selected as an option. The forging of the two British luxury brands provides its customers with the world's most powerful 2200 watt car amplifier, eight dedicated DSP and 20 custom settings for the speaker, the incomparable sound quality.

A keyless entry system allows multiple configurations and automatically pre-programmed radio stations, phone, seat (including ventilation and massage modes, both front and rear), steering column and the parameters of the band and blinds, including electrical controls for the side rear seat and rear window. World premiere, the system works with the unlocked door handles in stainless steel, incorporating the points of contact to initiate communication with the key for verification and entry. The Bentley Mulsanne also has keyless start, that has a button start / stop in the center console.

Bentley interior design team has continued and developed the luxurious interiors, which are known for cars, which is based on extensive research to identify the signature of the characteristics that defined the classic Bentley in 1920 to the present day.

Armed with this valuable resource, the design team of the Bentley Mulsanne was very hard for the goals of the major hardware features such as interior design, odor, color and harmony at home. Similar goals have been set for the refinement and strength of all operating controls. The result is an interior hand made that fully reflects the traditional values ??of Bentley, running on the highest possible level, where customers can customize their cars to individual specifications.

As head of interior design, says Robin ago: "More than 170 hours - nearly half of the entire construction process - a step in the creation of the interior of the new Bentley Mulsanne in Crewe, as Bentley to work the opposite of mass production - where we start. more drop. "

The use of wood and leather skins has increased significantly in the creation of a cabin even more refined and luxurious. While the characteristics of conventional design, as the bulls eye vents (also now mounted at the rear), high-quality mirror-matched veneers, leather and hand-finished stainless steel is preserved, they are mixed with new features such as beautiful glass switches.

The cabin is fully enclosed in a ring "reinforcement belt of wood a continuous panel of wood adorning Bentley Mulsanne edge. Needles dial reversed in the instrument cluster is reminiscent Bentley soon as the dashboard and comprehensive design the console is a subtle reminder of the reason Bentley wings.
Customers can choose from a wide range of high quality veneers, bleached and natural appearance, and inlay two choices: setting, contemporary crossbanding. True to the philosophy of Bentley, the customer can also opt for an almost infinite palette of leather and skins, including the 24 "standard" colors, including three new Bentley. This is an unprecedented choice of veneers, leather, leather and paint colors to ensure that the needs of all customers can be perfectly fitted.

After detailed customer feedback, a traditional tanning process has been restored to match the richness, the smell of worn leather is very reminiscent of vintage Bentley. Only a very small number of suppliers that are hidden in the world are able to do that.

The carpet in the Bentley Mulsanne Bentley is unique in its depth greater fiber density and feel the improvement in the quality of the cabin. Available in a variety of colors to complement each individual skin. Pure wool pile rugs Wilton deep tissue and added an extra touch of comfort and luxury.

These fine materials are made by craftsmen and women with 40 years experience. Each wheel, for example, can take 15 hours to deliver points (and three times longer if the customer chooses to cross stitch). Brightware lightweight stainless steel as well, thanks to an intensive course of 10 hours the finishing process. A sheet has two weeks to turn a raw lump in a complete set of mirror matching, highly polished leaves.
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Bentley Continental Convertible Supersports (2011)

Bentley Continental Super Sport Cabriolet Bentley supercar large increases after the introduction of the Bentley Continental Coupe Super Sport in 2009. The new Super Sport convertible, with the same 630PS (621bhp/463kW) bi-turbo W12 convertible is the fastest and most powerful Bentley ever built, offering the ultimate driving experience in the Bentley convertible The most spectacular of the world.

Inspiration for the "Super Sport" is the name of the 1925 Bentley Supersports, race-prepared version of the legendary Bentley 3-liter, 85bhp, which delivered more than normal when cars were equipped with a modest 15bhp. It was also the first car to reach 100 mph - the highest performance in its time.

The new four-seat convertible Bentley Continental muscle Bentley Supersports is undoubtedly in its design and craftsmanship, but his dramatic reinterpretation interiorsignifies Bentley luxury. Raso carbon fiber, leather Soft-Grip 'Alcantara � and create a sporty and contemporary.

All models in the Continental range, including the new Bentley Continental Convertible Supersports are now able to use both gasoline (petrol) and E85 ethanol or a combination of the two, establishing the Bentley's ongoing commitment to make all cars of biofuels compliant by 2012. A pioneer in the Super Sports Coupe, FlexFuel technology offers a discount of up to 70 percent of well-to-wheel CO2 emissions' "basis, the net contribution of the fuel level in the atmosphere, not only for emissions drain.

To ensure you can smoothly, the fuel supply system on board detects the mixing ratio of fuel in the tank and ensures that the power and torque remain constant regardless of the ratio of gasoline to biofuels.

Bentley Chairman and Chief Executive Dr. Franz-Josef Paefgen welcomes the new addition to the range of Bentley, and standardization of flex-fuel engines in all models Continental W12 2011:

"The new Bentley Continental Convertible Supersports combines exciting performance and dramatic style with the luxury and comfort in the tradition of Bentley convertible. Extreme power combined with FlexFuel technology pioneer, is now shared with all Continental models, reflecting the Bentley's continued commitment to the environment more. "

Bentley Continental Super Sport Convertible - in detail

The new Bentley Continental Supersport Cabriolet is a car to be driven to be fully understood. Behind the wheel, it is obvious that Bentley Supersports is a "fusion of extremes" - the ultimate in performance, daily usage and craftsmanship unparalleled luxury.

Bentley Supersports program started, "under the radar", a project to explore the possibilities of weight reduction Continental GT Coupe, but more power and torque. Largely an experimental project as soon as encapsulated in the official program of the new car, driven by a passion and enthusiasm of a small group of engineers and designers of Bentley. Now Bentley Continental Convertible Supersports have the same attention and the results are equally dramatic. Dr. Ulrich Eichhorn, Member of the Board, Engineering, explains the philosophy behind the project:

"The" extreme "Bentley's stable now has a new occupant in the shape of the Bentley Continental Super Sport Convertible -. Resolved and a car as powerful as the coupe, but with the elegance of the car roof down "

A very focused, pure Bentley driving experience

With 630PS (621bhp) and 800nm ??(� 590 ft) of torque, its engine and pioneering a new FlexFuel "Quickshift" missionary, Bentley Continental Convertible Supersports is the fastest drop-top Bentley has ever built. Accelerates from 0-60mph 3.9 seconds (0-100 km / h in 4.2 seconds) and conditions permit, may continue on a top speed of 202 mph (325 km / h).

The increased power and torque transfer to four-wheel drive system through a quick review and six-speed transmission Quick Shift, more than half the travel time (for only 93 milliseconds) and maximizes the potential new convertible enormous. The gearbox has also revised the ability to deliver double downshifts (sixth to fourth gear, for example) and enhances acceleration in the speed range. To handle the power and torque, the planetary gear set of the ZF transmission is also enhanced.

Positive torque at debt reduction achieved by the engine and the interaction of electronic transmission controller for additional gas and fuel injection during the overrun. During gear changes up a gear, fuel and ignition cut time to give a fast switching time by limiting the mechanical couple also improve ride quality and durability.

Extreme Performance Super-door Bentley Continental Convertible is the exact counterpart, agile, while maintaining the best in its class and the ride comfort and refinement. Developed GTC Speed, chassis improvements are re-tune electronic Continuous Damping Control (CDC) system, stiffer suspension bushings front and rear anti-roll bar increased. Bentley Continental GTC Supersports Convertible shares the ride with speed, sits 10mm (0.4in) below the front and 15mm (0.6in) below the standard behind the CG.

The back of the front suspension of the lever has a redesigned hydraulic Bush, 33 percent stiffer than that of GTC Speed ??improved steering response, while the reinforced rear stabilizer bar provides better body control and hand in response.

The system retuned CDC offers more control over body movement to find the best balance of agility and comfort in all the maneuvers of driving conditions. Agility is enhanced by a distribution of torque to the rear-biased 40:60 four-wheel drive system that reduces understeer in hard cornering and offers the experienced driver to modulate the line of the car and balance with the throttle accurate.

Alloy wheels forged 9.5Jx20 inches, shared with the Coup� Supersports offer a weight saving of 10 kg (22 lb) per vehicle, reducing unsprung mass and rotation, while opening 10 spoke cooling design provides superior brake. The rear wheels are 25 mm (1 inch) more than offset resulting in a 50 mm (2 inches) for increased rear track, others take advantage of handling and stability.

The lightweight wheels are fitted with 275/35 ZR 20 Pirelli Ultra High Performance tires, providing excellent steering performance. Adjustment of the standard system for monitoring tire allows the driver to select the type of tires and the parameters of speed range. And pressure monitoring, the system warns the driver if the speed is too high for the tire pressure or tire speed ratings are exceeded in the winter.

Bentley Continental Convertible Super Sport is an advanced electronic stability control (ESP), the intervention of moderate to low speeds, thanks to more powerful engine and improved chassis, improving driver interaction and control. New ESP also offers a faster re-tighten after surgery, when the driver better control of the spiritual. The sliding lens has increased by more than 90 percent of gas usage throughout the longitudinal traction available. Out of the turns, agility is a way to improve the driver to increase participation. Along with changes in the chassis, tire and track to achieve a better grip, turn, and agility.

The ceramic carbon brakes are standard installation and gives a reduction in the rotation and unsprung mass of 20 kg (44 lb) of the front axle for good steering response, traction and ride comfort . The large diameter (420mm front, 356mm rear) discs and eight-piston light offer performance brake fade with minimal distortion of the disc in high temperature conditions. Pedal feel is also improved with shorter trips, high efficiency and a precise point of pressure.
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Dodge Avenger RT (2012)

The new 2012 Dodge Avenger R / T made its debut at the show show the automotive world of 2011 New York International Auto.

With V-6 fuel economy exceptional, the new Dodge Avenger sedan is ideal for customers who want an enthusiastic driving characteristics of a great value. With better suspension stiffened in class 283 hp engine, mounted in the center of the tachometer and performance within inspired and exterior design, the 2012 Dodge Avenger R / T ups the pleasure of driving.
"Dodge Avenger R / T makes driving mid-size car so fun, immersive experience," said Ralph Gilles, CEO, Dodge Brand - Chrysler Group LLC. "Avenger R / T offers the performance of design cues inside and out, as well as features unique driving and a sport suspension. And 'a vehicle that is ready to earn its stripes as part of the family Dodge performance vehicles. "

In 2011, Dodge introduced the new Dodge Avenger sedan medium. With more standard features than other vehicles in its segment - a completely new interior, new engines, one of Ward's "10 Best Engines" The best in its class 283 hp 3.6-liter V-engine Penta Star 6 mated to a six-speed automatic, a suspension significantly updated, resulting in exceptional driveability and an updated design - Dodge Avenger is a vehicle full of value and style all its own.

The new 2012 Dodge Avenger R / T model is based on all the improvements for the 2011 model provides customers with mid-size sedan driving experience with the attitude of Dodge.

Dodge engineers driving experience complete with Dodge Avenger R / T is the transmission of power and outstanding performance of the suspension. 2012 Dodge Avenger R / T is powered by a 3.6-liter V-6 engine Pentastar mated to a six-speed automatic transmission, which is the fuel economy EPA rating 29 mpg city and 19 mpg highway.

To remain faithful to the R / T Dodge DNA, the engineers tweaked the suspension specifically Avenger R / T model. Roll stiffness increased by 18 percent, and the forces of the spring in the front and 17 percent for more than 12 percent behind. Front strut damping rates have increased by 15 percent, compared to strut damping rates increased by almost 20 percent and rear stabilizer bar diameter is 2 mm wider, increased by 19 mm and 21 mm. Cancel Changes lead to spirit, a driving high-performance sedans. When the best-in-class 283 horsepower, and even 29 miles per gallon highway, the Dodge Avenger R / T that is unmatched in its class.

Dodge Avenger R / T model is unique outdoor, exterior style elements, including a unique body-color grille with the Dodge badge and threatened to light background black "war paint" R / T decal on the front quarter panel and unique 18-in. painted aluminum wheels. The show features complete the back of the vehicle with a spoiler and "R / T" badge.
The interior of 2012 Dodge Avenger R / T Sport Aunder fabric inserts with Z distinctive striped fabric, red stitching and leather-trimmed aggressive forces that keep drivers and passengers firmly in their seats when they tested Avenger . The front seats are heated and sports an "R / T" stitched in red graphic on the front headrests. Drivers will notice a cockpit, as opposed to other models Avenger. It has a unique gauge cluster with a tachometer mounted in the center with "R / T" SRT-inspired graphic and brake pedal. The steering wheel is wrapped in perforated leather with red accent stitching. Boston Acoustic system compliments the standard 276-watt entertainment center with touch screen, 30 gigabytes player. The excellent sound system and remote start are a few of the many standard features on the Dodge Avenger R / T model.

Dodge Avenger, a midsize sedan is a 2011 Insurance Institute Highway Safety Top Safety Pick, and a host of standard features and high-tech security designed to keep drivers associated with their hands on the wheel and eyes on the road. Standard safety features have developed multi-stage front airbags, front seat side airbags, electronic stability control system with electronically controlled four-wheel anti-lock brakes, side curtain airbags supplement and the child seat LATCH anchoring system.

For 2011, the Dodge Avenger sedan available in four different configurations, and a five-year powertrain warranty 100,000 mile. The Avenger Express, Main Street Avenger Avenger Avenger and heat Lux is available in Dodge dealerships now. In 2012, Dodge Avenger R / T models begin arriving in dealerships in the third quarter of 2011.
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Longhorn Dodge Ram Laramie (2011)

Chrysler Group has presented the most luxurious ever produced by the firm of Ram Truck. Named after the Longhorn Ram Laramie Edition Ram assembly of well-equipped model is designed for the owner, who needs a truck for work or play, but do not settle for anything but the best quality and refinement.

In and out, Laramie Longhorn is packed with remarkable.

"The Ram Laramie Longhorn version will share a driveway with some beautiful luxury car," said Fred Diaz, President and CEO - Brand Ram trucks, Chrysler LLC. "The only difference is the Ram Laramie Longhorn version becomes the vehicle with full-time employment -. horse trailer towing, the crew for the game, picking up supplies, it is ready to go from bad to town. "

Longhorn Truck Ram Laramie officials revealed in the heart of truck country means the State Fair of Texas.

"We took evidence Ram Laramie Longhorn design from hand-traditional, time-tested products, such as antique pocket watch, a nice pair of hand indexed cowboy boots, leather shotgun as a collector or a saddle of a rider, "said Ryan Nagoda, head of program design." Work the metal and leather is second to none. "


Ram Laramie Longhorn edition models is commemorated with a distinctive exterior badges prominently western style. A metal plate with chrome Laramie Longhorn Edition painted details is mounted on the tailgate, while the capture of a specific model (1500, 2500 or 3500) Longhorn Laramie editing cards adorn the doors.

Laramie Longhorn version is available in five colors, including an exclusive Sagebrush gold processing with white paint exterior available in other Ram models. Matching lower body in white gold two-tone wheel flares, front and rear painted Mopar running boards add a bright chrome grille and painted tow hooks. Other colors are bright white Brilliant Black Crystal Pearl, Brown Pearl robust or Deep Cherry Red Crystal Pearl. All Laramie Longhorn Edition trucks are paired with the unique white gold color accents.

The Ram 1500 Laramie Longhorn version is equipped with 20-inch wheels chromed aluminum, while 2500 and 3500 models drive single rear wheel drive on polished aluminum wheels. Ram 3500 Dualla get polished aluminum wheels with caps Longhorn Laramie Center Edition badges.


Longhorn Ram Laramie Edition also has an unmatched refinement inside. Based on the award-winning interior Ram 1500 Ram 2500/3500 Heavy truck service, truck breaks stereotypes Laramie Longhorn.


The Ram Laramie Longhorn cavernous center console stack is topped by a soft, double stitched French leather with full coverage is a brand (red) or laser engraved (bark brown) Laramie Longhorn logo.

Highlight the color behind the center console to flow along the outer edges of the center console. Ben said a chrome ring and center console cup holder.

Wheels and controllers

Flying Ram Laramie Longhorn and levers - the console installed in 1500, the column installed in 2500 and 3500 Heavy Duty models - feature premium leather. Correspond to the X-stitch detail at the steering wheel and gear lever.

The leather gear lever on the console models are brand new in 1500, boosted by signs of mole the silver side and a base of shiny chrome. The handle of the column of leather on Duty models end with a chrome tip heavy.


Up armrests are wrapped in premium leather and accented with the same mesh used in the French double center console cover and the board. Grain walnut carved panels by chromium tracer added to the call of the four doors "video.

Longhorn editions Ram Laramie receives a remote lighting inside the door handles and a light that illuminates the entire length of the truck multifunction pockets bottom, front and rear.


Longhorn Laramie comes with all standard equipment on the Ram Laramie level and adds a navigation radio, remote start, rearview camera, ventilated front seats and rear heated seats. Power-adjustable pedals with memory, heated front seats and adjustable 10 ways of driving - standard on Ram 1500 Laramie - also added to the editions Laramie Ram Heavy Duty Longhorn.

"Ram Truck owners and dealers tell us they love everything about the new Ram 1500, 2500 and 3500," Diaz said. "With so many duties, they were surprised to see our most well-equipped - Ram Laramie -. 25 percent of our business is not a healthy market for luxury SUVs and Ram Laramie Longhorn Edition hits the mark."

Ram Laramie Longhorn will be available in 1500 (half ton) 2500 HD (3 / 4 ton) and 3500 HD single and dual rear wheels (1 ton), Cab and Mega Cab four-wheel drive and two wheel drive, and maps and long wheelbase models. Laramie Longhorn will join other trim levels which include Ram ST, SLT, Outdoorsman, Sports (1500 only) and Power Wagon Laramie (2500 only).
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Dodge Durango RT (2011) [Reviews]

The new 2011 Dodge Durango SUV has a controller that provides on-road performance capabilities and handling characteristics combined with the flexibility of an SUV with three rows of seats. Independent suspension on all combined with a nearly 50/50 weight distribution and 25 percent stiffer platform sends a strong driving sensation that is usually much more expensive SUV. Taking it to another level, it also offers a Dodge Durango R / T 2011 model is ready to be slow on the curves with an unexpected driving dynamics.

This version has a performance suspension tuning of a single leveling rear bumper, performance management to improve the response, a tuned exhaust system, wheels 20 inch wheels with all-season performance (also available are three stations, high-performance tires for traction and response even higher), the ride height 20 mm lower and a modern sport that keeps it inside the seat, which adds another level dynamic capability.

The legendary 5.7-liter HEMI V-8 engine with fuel-saving mode and variable valve timing is on Dodge Durango R / T hood. It delivers 360 hp (268 kW) and 390 lb.-ft. of torque (520 N � m) at 4250 rpm. The HEMI help with a best-in-class towing capacity 7400 pounds. EPA fuel economy mpg (city / highway) is 14/20 for the model of the rear wheel drive and 13/20 for all-wheel drive model, which includes a transfer case with two speeds.

The external Dodge Durango R / T has a unique fascia with fog lamps, color-keyed Grille with a textured black and discharge Xenon High Intensity Discharge (HID). For a more monochromatic, the R / T is also equipped with a body kit vehicle color, from the lips of the wheel, light bar and rear bumper features two chromed tailpipes. In addition, the Durango R / T offers a unique "Redline Red" exterior paint color.

Dodge Durango R / T interior includes modern digital Suede for seven passengers and the "R / T" embroidered front sport seats with red stitching accents on the seats, console lid and door trim armrests. The driver seat with four-way electric lumbar adjustment. Owners will hold a steering wheel and leather wrapped shift knob. In addition, owners of R / T have a sound system 506 watt 10-speaker Alpine including a subwoofer. The electronics include a 30 GB hard drive, radio, remote start, hitch, UConnect � with Voice Control and passive input with push-button start. Available features include leather seats, blind spot monitoring, adaptive cruise control, collision warning and before shipping.

Although the package is based R / T style through the performance and handling, the new ability to keep Durango SUV with room for seven passengers and 84.5 cubic feet of cargo space.

Arriving in dealerships in spring 2011 U.S., R / T model is especially attractive to customers who have implemented a performance sedan, but need flexibility and functionality of a minivan and are looking for a vehicle with a handling upper and agility. R / T is the extreme versatility meet performance and attitude.

The 2011 Dodge Durango R / T model has a starting MSRP of U.S. $ 35,465 (Excluding destination 850 million).
Dodge Durango R / T is available in seven colors of paint: brilliant silver metallic clear, the BlackBerry Pearl Coat, Brilliant Black Crystal Coat Light, Dark Charcoal Pearl Coat, mineral gray metallic coat, Redline Red Pearl Coat and Stone White Clear Coat.

The 2011 Dodge Durango is built at the Jefferson North plant in Detroit Assembly.
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2011 BMW Concept C Review...

2011 BMW Concept C
2011 BMW Concept C... Recent years have seen radical changes in the world of individual mobility, specifically in the conurbations, and the number of registrations has rocketed for virtually all individual transport concepts. However, the space available to traffic has not grown to the same extent, so individual mobility must come to terms with the new circumstances.

Against this background, BMW Motorrad will be expanding its present motorcycle adventure world to include the big scooter. This new product segment will first give rise to two innovative premium scooters with internal combustion engines. The differing characteristics of this concept will appeal to a broad target group. In addition, some thought is being given to a future alternative drive with electric motor.
BMW Motorrad will be combining in these scooters the outstanding handling of the motorcycle with the particular agility and conceptual comfort of the scooter for the maximum experience of dynamic riding � a big scooter made by BMW Motorrad. There are plans to manufacture these future production vehicles at the BMW Motorrad plant in Berlin.
BMW Motorrad is continuing its strategy of strong and sustainable growth and so will be intensifying its traditional work in the enduro, touring, and sport touring fields. Following its successful entry to the super sport segment, BMW Motorrad will now be expanding its range yet again to include a highly promising business line.
2011 BMW Concept C
This path leads straight to the big scooter segment. These high displacement vehicles with dynamic handling characteristics have gained considerable popularity all over the world. Moreover, they present an interesting alternative to returnees who up to now were undecided about motorcycles after long periods of abstinence.

BMW Concept C. New dimension in the field of big scooters.

New ideas and concepts on the subject of two-wheeled mobility are a decades old tradition at BMW Motorrad. Countless times, concept studies and drafts have been presented that reflect the power of innovation and future orientation of BMW Motorrad.
With its Concept C study, BMW Motorrad is yet again embarking on a new path and demonstrating a fascinating mobility option for the future. Here, C stands for �commuter�. Particularly in view of the traffic development in urban areas, it presents the prospect of an innovative, sporty big scooter for the future premium segment.
As usual at BMW Motorrad, there is more to this study than just an attempt to present a big scooter for the highest demands. Rather, the designers and engineers of BMW Motorrad focused above all on the emotive component in addition to the technical function and quality � and the thrill from the very first moment on.
2011 BMW Concept C
BMW Concept C. Emotion, dynamic handling, and function in the design.

When unveiling its Concept C at EICMA in Milan, BMW Motorrad will be directing the maximum possible emotion to its interpretation of this subject, which will bear witness to the primary claims of maximum, all round functionality.
BMW Concept C as a vision of the big scooter is immediately recognisable as a member of the BMW Motorrad family. For instance, it also presents the so-called �split face�, a visual tripartite of dynamic response extending from the front silhouette to the front wheel cover and beyond. In the style of highly sporty
BMW Motorrad models, such as the S 1000 RR, Concept C also features a twin-tipped front spoiler.
Unlike the L shaped side view presented up to now by big scooters, with their predominantly vertical body lines and colour scheme, BMW Concept C has ventured on a new, much more sporty and dynamic path. The body lines sweeping up to the vehicle�s rear underscore this big scooter�s active riding character. The high rear section emphasises the lightness and agility of BMW Concept C's powerful two-cylinder engine. Sportiness and dynamism are also underscored by the close cut, speeder-style windscreen.
The functional side of this scooter is expressed in stylish design elements, such as the aluminium look of the bash plates with the air intake adopted from the BMW GS.
The black chromium of the suspension and frame parts form a thrilling, dynamic relationship with the aluminium chromium, silver, and blue paintwork of the body parts. In addition, the black satin sections present a high-contrast emphasis on the vehicle�s central area. This highly technical and high-quality elegance is borne further by finely worked details, such as the fuel tank cover reminiscent of aircraft and the short, sporty muffler. The visionary facet of BMW Concept C is presented by the tyres with flanks and treads of blue.

BMW Concept C. Pioneering technology that fuels enthusiasm.

Concept C presents unusual and innovative solutions that offer a wide prospect of what in future can become reality in this segment.
For instance, BMW Concept C features a highly complex monolever mechanism with hollowed-out shaft connected to a suspension strut visible from the outside. In this study, front-wheel control takes the form of an upside down fork.
The stable twin disc brake at the front features two radial brake callipers that also underscore the dynamic sportiness of BMW Concept C. In addition, the single disc brake at the rear and the BMW Motorrad ABS provide the maximum possible safety during braking manoeuvres.
2011 BMW Concept C
The dynamic and equally comfortable driving force behind BMW Concept C is provided by a new, two-cylinder inline engine in conjunction with CVT (continuously variable transmission). Engine power, torque, and therefore performance will be moving towards the top of the segment.
Light is cast on a more distant point in the future by the LED headlamp integrated into the face panelling. This future vision is also continued by the deliberate absence of conventional rear view mirrors, which will be replaced in BMW Concept C with two video cameras in the rear. These record the area behind the vehicle and transfer the images to two LCD monitors in the cockpit within view of the rider. The road speed, engine speed, and other data appear on a third LCD display integrated at the centre of the cockpit.

BMW Concept C. Perfected rider equipment and stowage space concept.

BMW Concept C also testifies to thoughts and ideas extending beyond the actual vehicle. In line with the BMW Motorrad philosophy, a big scooter realised in the BMW Concept C style will also come with a range of adequate rider equipment. In the best BMW Motorrad tradition, the development of a big scooter will also include a suitable stowage space concept. 

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Suzuki Swift S Concept (2011) [Reviews]

Suzuki Motor Corporation introduces a new concept car called the Concept S Suzuki Swift 2011 Geneva Motor Show.

Suzuki Swift concept is based on the new Swift, which Suzuki began marketing in Europe in autumn 2010. According to the philosophy of the Suzuki brand to offer, its comprehensive concept of development to create a stylish sport compact, high performance. A theme of "more sporty and exciting" concept expressed by an elegant look.
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SSC Ultimate Aero II

SSC Ultimate Aero II

SSC Ultimate Aero II 2 SSC Ultimate Aero II: nuevos datos e im�genes  

This new SSC Ultimate Aero is powered by a 6.8-liter twin-turbocharged V8 that can scream up to a 9,000 rpm redline. Power? 1,350 horses, every last drop of which will be needed to hit the targeted top speed of 275 mph. Obviously, this rocketship won't be available for short money; it's going to cost $970,000.
SSC Ultimate Aero team isn't simply relying on monster power and a slick Jason Castriota-styled exterior. In a nod to Colin Chapman, the new SSC Ultimate Aero weighs much less than a Veyron thanks to a handful of engineering feats.
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The wheels of the this amazing car are the world's first one-piece carbon-fiber units and tip the scale at just under 13 pounds.
The 2011 SSC Ultimate Aero II is powered by a 6.8-litre four-cam twin-turbo engine that develops no less than 1,350 hp! The red line of the new engine will be around the 9,000 rpm mark. The Shelby Supercars says the 2011 SSC Ultimate Aero II will be able to reach a top speed of 440 km/h. Some of the equipment which will be offered with the new generation 2011 SSC Ultimate Aero II includes ABS, traction control, power steering and Brembo carbon ceramic brakes.

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 2011 SSC Ultimate Aero II
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Suzuki Concept Kizashi EcoCharge (2011)

American Suzuki Motor Corporation (ASMC) unveiled a gas-electric variant of its sedan Kizashi concept at New York International Auto Show (NYIAS). With the nickname EcoCharge Suzuki Concept Kizashi, this innovative, eye-catching four-door Suzuki shows, however, the whole story of economic mobility, and highlights the company's efforts in the social consciousness of the car.
"We continue to study the virtues of gas and electricity technology EcoCharge Suzuki Kizashi concept," said Steve Younan, director of marketing and product planning for American automakers Suzuki Motor Corporation. "Our concept is to base a substantial improvement in fuel economy without the traditional sacrifices inherent in the use of the current half-hybrid sedan. The test of our concept is that the Kizashi EcoCharge has the ability to provide a gain of 25 per percent of fuel economy in real time the head of the world through an electric charge in the propulsion system, maintaining a dynamic driving and braking the production Kizashi advantages that make it a major player category. "

Powertrain Electrification Kizashi

Suzuki Kizashi Concept EcoCharge has the power of a gasoline engine 2.0-liter inline-four, working in tandem with a peak electric propulsion system, consisting of a liquid-cooled engine 15 kW / generator connected to a unit air-cooled 115-volt lithium-ion batteries. The combination improves fuel economy and provides an energy boost during acceleration of a sporty driving experience. Suzuki Kizashi Concept EcoCharge offers up to 25 percent for highway fuel economy on Kizashi today.

To help maximize efficiency, Suzuki Concept Kizashi EcoCharge also uses a lot of fuel conservation technologies, including braking, the engine automatically turns off when the car stops, events fuel cutoff during deceleration and low-resistance tires rolling.

Power management is provided through an advanced six-speed automatic transmission designed for smooth and continuous flow of energy when called by the driver.

Exterior design simple, but striking

From the outside, the Suzuki Kizashi Concept EcoCharge has highlighted the unique design luminous paint thinner blue satin white undercoat. Continue to set the concept in addition to his brother production Kizashi, has specialized in the treatment of LED headlights and fog lights integrated in the front. Lightweight aluminum rims for communicating with a futuristic atmosphere, and is wrapped with low rolling resistance tires. "

Eco-friendly Home

Inside, the Suzuki Kizashi concept uses EcoCharge materials safely. These materials require 84 percent less energy to produce and create 80 percent less emissions from the production of virgin materials.

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Nice cheap cars

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