New BMW�s f650 GS bike price specifications

new BMW affordab;e GS for India
BMW is readying the F650 GS from its ever popular adventure family for launch in India. The name could lead you to think back to the mid nineties, when another BMW, the big single engine powered Funduro, launched here courtesy the Hero group. The F650 GS is however a very different animal as compared to the Funduro, that was a bike ahead of its time. Unlike the Funduro�s big single, Rotax developed engine, the GS�s trellis frame holds a more potent, four stroke, liquid cooled, 798cc parallel twin motor that is shared with the 85bhp F800GS. Power for the F650 GS is although capped at a milder 71bhp.

At idle the F650 GS�s fuel injected BMW powerplant settles into a smooth rhythm with a muted, bass rich exhaust beat. The saddle of this near 200kg motorcycle is considerably high, enough to make the bike feel a shade daunting at first. But get it off the stand & going, & you find yourself towering above everything else on the road in a really commanding position. This confidence inspiring seating position will work its charm on you fairly quickly, as the light action, cable operated clutch makes it easy for a rider to tap deep into the parallel twin engine�s smooth & uncomplicated performance.

new BMW affordab;e GS for India liquid cooling radiator
Our brief test ride proves the GS is a capable work horse, ever willing to trot slowly without kicking up a fuss. The BMW is flexible enough to allow you to pull smoothly forward from a patient 30kph in third gear without any stuttering or fuss. Start using your right wrist with enthusiasm however, & the GS transforms into a stallion, breaking into a thundering gallop in a flash. 71bhp of creamy smooth power & a healthy 7.6kgm of torque prove really rewarding to use, ample whether in the city or gunning the F650 GS out on the highway.

new BMW affordab;e GS for India seating and silencer
The versatile motorcycle�s wide handlebar & comfy upright riding position makes it easy to ride & maneuver around on our crowded roads. It comes as no surprise the GS� telescopic front suspension & monoshock rear setup are capable of thundering over the worst surfaces with complete authority. It feels as though the F650 GS barely registers any of India�s commonly found lumpy tarmac or potholes, making this a truly ideal motorcycle for daily use in our demanding conditions. Ride quality remains remarkably flat always, with as much comfort on offer as possible despite such varying road conditions. Another praiseworthy asset to the F650 GS is it maintains all this solid composure despite when riding with a full size adult as pillion.

While BMW�s off road enthusiasts may bemoan a conventional chain being used for final drive instead of a shaft, & alloy wheels (17 inch front & 19 inch rear wrapped with capable, German Metzeler rubber) the GS is more than capable of handling any terrain you dare to ride over. The ABS brakes felt reassuring, this important safety feature certain to reduce the stress of riding this new motorcycle.

The baby GS is a well rounded motorcycle that can be ridden daily, & everywhere, provided the standard seat height of 820mm doesn�t scare you away. The F650 GS goes on sale in May 2012, backed by the proven after sales & service care provided by Navnit Motor�s, BMW Motorrad�s Mumbai based importer. The ABS equipped F650GS is expected to launch at an attractive Rs 8 10.5 lakh on road price in Pune.
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Audi Q7 V12 TDI specifications and features

new Audi Q7 V12 TDI
Audi�s stock in trade, the Q7 3.0 TDI is a finely balanced machine. It may tip the scales at an ungodly 2.3 tonnes, but with 56kgm of twist available & 241bhp of power, even this most basic diesel manages to deliver plenty of performance. Truth be told, you don�t need more than a 3.0 litre V6 to power a car like the Q7. But what�s luxury if not the exceptional, taken to excess. What indeed?

new Audi Q7 V12 TDI on road
Say a big hello to the emperor of excess, the Q7 6.0 V12 TDI, a formidable beast of a car that is so far over the top, it�s almost floating up there in the ether. To believe � to really, truly believe � they say you have to see things with your own eyes. So before doing anything else I take a good look under the bonnet. & even though I expect a large engine to be sitting there, seeing the thing in the flesh actually shocks me. You have to remember, this the Q7, an SUV that has probably the largest nose & bonnet around. Yet the 5934cc motor is so large you can barely squeeze your hand into the gap between the firewall & the engine. Yet Audi claims that this is actually a compact V12. Compact? Compared to what, Sri Lanka? Still, there is plenty of modern envelope stretching high tech here. The crankcase is made up of a secret material that allows it to be strong, light & more compact at the same time, the crankshaft is made from chromium molybdenum steel & the pistons are aluminum.

new Audi Q7 V12 TDI engine view
Time to step in & see what 493bhp and, more importantly, 102kgm of torque feel like. But first, a quick glance around the cabin to see what�s different, what�s special. For all practical purposes, this looks like a regular Q7. Sure there are some special bits like the alcantara & brushed aluminum trimmings, but some of the other zany extras offered with this car seem to be missing. You can order the car with a fully leather wrapped cabin, complete with double stitching. You can cover the insides with more carbon fiber than an F1 car and, if you really want to go nuts, you can even order a rear loading bay that�s lined with wood like the deck of your favourite yacht.

new Audi Q7 V12 TDI side view
I fire up the motor with the driver�s door open & pump the accelerator mildly, & there, among some diesel clatter & the sound of fans going ballistic, is something I just don�t expect � a bit of good old V12 whine. & then I�m suddenly aware of something else, this motor, once revved, smoothens out so beautifully; it�s unreal. The first few minutes behind the wheel are spent tracking the camera car. & this is difficult. By the time you hit 1750rpm this engine has attained its peak torque output of 102kgm, & that makes it feel like there is a giant spring yanking you forward. Remember, normal everyday cars have approximately 12 15kgm of torque. Camera work done, I finally get a chance to use more right foot. & as expected, the shove in the back is massive. The Q7 feels like it weighs no more than 300kg; you charge at the horizon in giant explosive puffs from the motor. & keep the throttle nailed for more than three seconds & Q7 goes from seriously quick to warp speed I no time at all. Audi�s claimed time for this car is an eyeball popping 0 100kph in 5.5 seconds & you only need a short ish stretch to allow this mammoth to punch up to its limited top speed of 250kph. & the further past 200 you go, the more impressive the sustained thrust gets. However, despite the smooth running V12, & the general levels of overall sophistication, power delivery feels crude & almost savage at times. & that�s all part of its car with an oversized engine charm.

new Audi Q7 V12 TDI rear view
What�s less than charming, however, is the suspension. Yes, Audi has stiffened it & it feels much sportier than the regular car, but drive the Q7 harder, putting all that twist into the equation, & suddenly it feels somewhat inadequate. The chassis feels like it�s made of tinfoil, the springs feel like they are made from marshmallows. Push harder still & you get bouts of radio silence from the steering wheel. Of course, the problem is that the motor is tossing this 2.6 tonne car around like a ragdoll & the Q7 has to fight hard just to keep its head above water. One thing�s for sure, handling is nowhere near as good as that of the Porsche Cayenne Turbo, quite easily the world�s premier sporting SUV.

new Audi Q7 V12 TDI front view
Audi says the Q7 V12 TDI is headed to India & that it will cost approximately Rs 1 crore. For your money, you will get the world�s first production V12 diesel, 493bhp, surprisingly good fuel economy & massive, massive bragging rights; probably exactly what some Indian customers are looking for.

Fact File
Price Range (in lakhs)*
Ex showroom price Rs 1 crore (estimated)
Fuel Diesel
Type 12cyls in Vee, 5934cc, turbo diesel
Power 493bhp at 3750rpm
Torque 102kgm at 1750rpm
Gearbox 6 speed automatic
Length 5063mm
Width 2000mm
Height 1697mm
Wheel base 3002mm
Chassis & Body
Weight 2635kg
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Hyundai i20 specification price and features

new hyundai i20 front viewHyundai has launched the updated i20. The new version is called the i Gen i20.

The refreshed car gets a light dose of Hyundai�s latest fluidic sculpture design language, which is clearly visible in the front styling. The headlights are slimmer & the grille is hexagonal.

The front bumper is completely new with re styled housings for the fog lamps & a much wider chin. The hood design is also updated, possibly due to new EU crash test regulations. Styling changes to the rear include a new bumper & re profiled tail lamps. It also gets turn indicators on the wing mirrors & a new eight spoke alloy wheel design.

new hyundai i20 rear view
The new i20 now comes with two petrol & one diesel engine options. Petrol engines include a new 84bhp 1.2 Kappa petrol engine with Dual VTVT mated to a five speed manual transmission & a 1.4 litre 98bhp Gamma unit mated to a four speed automatic gearbox. Also on offer is a 88bhp 1.4 CRDi diesel that comes with a six speed manual transmission.

New features include a reverse camera with display in the cabin mirror, auto headlights, six airbags, four wheel disc brakes, supervision cluster & rain sensing wipers, a smart key with push button start, a leather wrapped steering wheel & gear knob, electric folding & heated wing mirrors, tilt & telescopic steering wheel & a 2DIN CD/MP3 audio system with four speakers, USB, aux in & Bluetooth connectivity along with steering mounted audio controls.  



Ex Showroom  Delhi (Rs.)
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LG Washing Machine WF-T7519PR price specifications features reviews

LG Washing Machine Top Loading
LG fully automatic top loading washing machines are packed with advanced technology to ensure your clothes are optimally cleaned without degrading the life of the cloth.
LG top loading washing machines comes with i-Sensor which is a 7 sensor technology which determines the ideal wash pattern, water temperature, water hardness giving you the detergent Residue free clothes. It also comes with other advanced technologies like fuzzy logic, 3 step wash, turbodrum and air dry for quickly drying wet clothes.

With Fuzzy logic the LG washing machine automatically detects the laundry load and inbuilt microprocessor optimizes washing conditions such as ideal water level, appropriate washing method and washing time to achieve best washing performance.
The 3 Step wash, washes clothes just like hands and ensure minimum detergent is used for washing. Turbodrum rotates the drum in dual direction which helps reduces tangling of clothes and reduces wear and tear giving your clothes longer life.
Air Dry throws a blast of air on the clothes while drying the clothes. Air dry system in LG Washing machines ensure that moisture free clothes and odour free clothes.
Smart Clean optimizes the detergent use during washing and rinsing cycles. This system automatically adds more rinsing times to remove any residue detergent from the clothes.
LG Washing Machine Features Model WF-T7519PR
Capacity(Kg)     6.5
Colour     Mystic Red/Free Silver
Inner Tub    Stainless Steel
Turbodrum    Yes
Punch+3 Pulsator     Yes
3-Step Wash     Yes
Fuzzy Logic Control     Yes
Digital Display     Yes
I-sensor     Yes
Air Dry    Yes
Memory Backup     Yes
Digital Display     Yes
Delay Start (Hrs)     Yes
Child Lock     Yes
Castors     Yes
Program     Fuzzy / Wool / Quick Wash / Jeans
Special programs     Smart Cleaning / Tub Clean / Silent / Favourite
Turbo Soak     Yes
Temp Selection     Hot / Warm / Cold
Hot/ Cold Water inlet     Hot / Cold
Water level Selection     10
Auto Balance System     Yes
Window(Glass Type)     Transparent
W x D x H (mm)     540 x 540 x 890
LG Washing Machine Price Model WF-T7519PR Rs. 15960
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Honda CBR 150R Price specifications 150cc Sports Bike

Honda CBR 150R Price � 150cc Sports Bike

Honda CBR150R Price India Red
Honda is globally renowned for manufacturing superb bikes and the latest launch from Honda India is the all new CBR 150R sports bike. Honda CBR 150R is directly launched in competition with Yamaha�s R15 2.0. It is also targeting the new Pulsar 200 NS, KTM Duke 200 and Hero Karizma ZMR. Honda CBR 150R was first displayed by Honda in 2012 Delhi Auto Expo.

This beautiful sports bike comes with latest 150cc liquid cooled DOHC engine producing 17.6 BHP @ 10,500 rpm of power and  has torque of 12.66 Nm @ 8500 rpm. These figures are little less when compared to Yamaha�s R15 2.0. Especially the torque figure which in case of Yamaha�s R15 is 15 Nm @ 7500rpm. The engine is fuel injected and helps in reducing Co2 emissions and increase the performance of the bike.
The looks are inspired from the big brother Honda VFR 1200. Even the Honda CBR 250R looks like the VFR 1200. The three similarity between these bikes are the the Y shaped headlamp, ergonomic fuel tank and the short pentagonal silencer unit.
Honda CBR 150R comes with twin tubular chassis frame which helps in sharp and agile handling . The bike is highly performance oriented and you can take overcome tight corners with ease. Its brilliantly engineered bike just like its elder siblings.
Honda CBR 150R has six-speed transmission, front & rear disc brakes, mono-suspension, wide 130 rear tubeless tyre, new age graphics, dual-layered full body cowling and digital speedo meter.
Honda CBR150R Price India Black
CBR 150R is available in Standard and Deluxe variants. The Standard variant is available in 2 shades � Black with Pearl Sunbeam White and Sports Red with Pearl Sunbeam White. The Deluxe model is available in Black with Candy Palm Green & Vibrant Orange with Pearl Sunbeam White color.
The new CBR 150R is available at all Honda Exclusive Authorized dealerships and is price at Rs. 1.17 Lacs ex showroom Delhi.
Honda CBR 150R Features and Tech Specs
Engine:    149.4cc Liquid Cooled DOHC, 4-stroke
Valve Per Cylinder:    4
Chassis Type:    Twin Tube Diamond
Maximum Power:    17.58 Bhp @ 10500 rpm
Maximum Torque:    12.66 Nm @ 8500 rpm
Gears:    6 Manual
Clutch:    Wet Multi Plate
Fuel Tank:    13.00 ltrs
Headlamp:    12V 60/55W H4
Battery Type:    Maintainance Free
Battery Voltage:    12V
Battery Capacity:    6Ah
Horn:    Dual
Wheel Type:    Alloys
Wheel Size:    100/80-17 � 130/70-17 mm
Length:    2000.00 mm
Width:    825.00 mm
Height:    1120.00 mm
Weight:    138.00 kg
Ground Clearance:    190.00 mm
Tubeless:    Yes
Colors:    Black with Pearl Sunbeam White, Sports Red with Pearl Sunbeam White
Honda CBR 150R Price India Rs. 1.17 Lacs
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New Nissan Sunny Auto is likely by Feb 2013

Nissan Sunny Auto likely by Feb 2013
Nissan Motor India is planning to expand the Sunny range with the launch of an automatic variant by February 2013.

The automatic option will only be available only on the petrol variant & will feature a basic Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT) 'box for the Indian market to keep costs down. This will help Nissan pitch the Sunny AT against the Maruti Swift Dzire AT which is available with a four speed auto 'box on the petrol variant & is the cheapest automatic transmission equipped saloon in the market.

In terms of pricing, we expect the Sunny AT to be priced at around Rs 80,000 more than the Sunny petrol manual variant.
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New Maruti Ritz coming soon

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Hyundia i10 Price specifications features and REVIEWS

Hyundai i10 Price India
The Hyundai i10 is one of the best selling little hatch from Hyundai. The car delivers on quality, performance and style at affordable price. Hyundai i10 has won many awards which clearly shows that the car is well ahead of its competition. Hyundai i 10 is extremely comfortable, has spacious interiors and can easily accommodate 4 adults. It comes with 1.2 litre Kappa engine producing 80 ps @ 6000 rpm. The torque is healthy at 11.4 kgm @ 4000 rpm. This gem of a engine incorporates variable valve timing (VTVT) which helps in increasing the engine�s fuel efficiency while reducing emissions.

Mileage and performance are top notch. i10 is fun to drive in city and on the highways it can easily cruise at 100 kmph. On the inside, Hyundai i10 has host of features like new instrument cluster which has got blue treatment now. It is now digital and features a gearshift prompter that helps in increasing the fuel efficiency of the car. It also comes with Bluetooth/USB/Aux enabled stereo, steering mounted controls, driver�s seat height adjuster, reverse assist,  ABS, Airbags, seat-belt pretensioner, keyless entry and much more.
External design may not appeal everyone and depends on the individual liking. We think Hyundai should work to improve the looks of the front grill which don�t do justice to the beautiful looking headlamps. Rear tail lamps are good looking and complements the rear looks of the car.
All New Hyundai i10 Price India
The Hyundia i10 directly competes with the Maruti WagonR, Zen Estilo and Chevrolet Beat. Compared to the competitors, the Hyundia i10 is well-built and has quality of typical Hyundai. i10 is also available in the automatic transmission in case your are looking for one.
Hyundai i10 Features
Dimensions 3585�1595,1550
Wheelbase 2380
Ground Clearance 165mm
Fuel Tank 35 litres
Engine 1.1 IRDE, 1.2 Kappa, 1.2 Kappa Automatic
Power IRDE 69ps, 1.2 Kappa 80ps
Torque IRDE 10.1 Kgm, 11.4 Kgm
Tyre 155/80 R13, Tubeless
Keyless Entry
ABS, Airbags, Reverse Parking Sensors
Motor Driven Power Steering
Power Windows
2 DIN USB, Aux Music System
Automatic Transmission
i 10 1.1 IRDE
D-Lite (Solid) 365,431
D-Lite (Metallic) 369,063
Era (Solid) 399,595
Era (Metallic) 403,227
Magna (Solid) 414,376
Magna (Metalic) 418,009
Era LPG(Solid) 427,735
Era LPG(Metalic) 431,368
Magna LPG(Solid) 442,516
Magna LPG(Metalic) 446,149
i10 1.2L Kappa
Magna (Solid) 432,710
Magna (Metalic) 436,343
Sportz GLS(Solid) 463,249
Sportz GLS(Metallic) 466,881
Sportz Option(Solid) 493,624
Sportz Option(Metallic) 497,255
Sportz AT GLS(Solid) 520,241
Sportz AT GLS(Metallic) 523,873
Asta GLS(Solid) 538,307
Asta GLS(Metallic) 541,940
Asta AT WS GLS(Solid) 611,838
Asta AT WS GLS(Metallic) 615,471
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BMW i8

bmwConcept BMW sports car, the concept of an innovative plug-in hybrid i8 engine that changes in the electrical system in the maximum number of BMW Concept i8 units that power the car alone, can be integrated. This is the perfect synthesis of technology and aesthetics, especially when the concept of concept cars such as BMW i8. 







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Subaru 2013 BRZ

Subaru 2013 BRZSubaru is not tired. The company continues its campaign of 2013 gross tons of 2011 Frankfurt Motor Show, the 2012 CES e It seems that Subaru has confidence in the new 2 +2 sports car. Well, you should look, if you are an amateur sports car.
The GT 2013 offers the lowest center of gravity (CG) of the chassis, with a 2.0-liter boxer engine with 200 hp Subaru Boxer engine, rear wheel drive in the six-automatically or manually. Pair with style, upscale interior and a wheel of the new compact car Subaru offers driving pleasure and performance characteristics on the way: fast, near-perfect balance and ride comfort.

GT 2013 Subaru sports car will be on screen Consumer Electronics Show
Subaru, the combination of information and entertainment to announce at the show Subaru GT emphasizes the low gravity, lightness and handling

Subaru 2013 BRZ

Subaru 2013 BRZ

Subaru 2013 BRZ

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latest Toyota Fortuner specifications features Review and Test Drive

new toyota fortuner
Toyota�s Fortuner created a frenzy when news of its imminent arrival first surfaced on our pages in November 2008. Here was a proper middle of the road Toyota SUV that seemed to tick all the must haves. Yes, weak brakes were a big issue on early cars, the Innova like interiors increasingly faced a lot of flak, & buyers really did miss having the option of an automatic gearbox; Checklist for the facelift done then.

new toyota fortuner front lokk and view
As facelifts go, this is a good one, especially from the front. Toyota has thought it important enough to upgrade the entire nose of the car and, as a result, looking at it head on gives you the impression that this car is all new. Sharp lines replace the outdated rounded forms, the new Fortuner�s wider wraparound headlights & wider chin give it a fuller looking face, & with cuts on the bonnet bumper & chin, this Toyota SUV looks more Land Cruiser than Fortuner. The chrome grille is now much wider, the rounded, pod like Xenon elements in the headlights look good & the new alloys are smarter & lighter looking. The wheel & tyre size, however, are the same. Also the same, expectedly, are the doors, the general glass area, & the big wheel arches. Toyota has made changes to the rear too, but the changes here aren�t as well thought out or executed. The rear wheel arch now extends back into the rear bumper, which does look nice, & there is a new Land Cruiser like bar of chrome across the tailgate. But the transparent tail lights with their odd looking red elements look distinctly aftermarket & cheap.

new toyota fortuner interior and steering
Toyota has updated the cabin of the Fortuner & though it hasn�t done as thorough a job as with the exteriors, perceived quality has gone up. The swathe of piano black wood running across the dash is quite impressive, the Camry steering wheel looks better than the Innova wheel used earlier, & the automatic gearlever looks pretty upmarket too. You get a reversing camera, powered seats & even cruise control. The double DIN touch screen audio system is easy to use as well, but the silver satin finish contrasts with the design of the interiors & makes it look like an aftermarket addition. The shiny plastic surrounding the vents is cheaper looking still. The seats of the Fortuner remain the same � the driver�s seat is supportive & adequately padded, there is sufficient room in the rear for three, though the third row is best for kids.

new toyota fortuner side view
The biggest change, however, is that the Fortuner now gets an automatic gearbox. Now this is 2012 & we are well into the era of eight speed autos & twin clutch gearboxes, but Toyota�s automatic is pretty basic. This is strange, because competitors are literally throwing gears at their SUVs these days. The Ford Endeavour comes with a five speed automatic, Hyundai�s recently launched Santa Fe comes with six & even the cheaper by half Scorpio Automatic has six gears. & the Fortuner has no paddle shifters & no tip tronic either. All you get are three regular forward gears plus one overdrive; as simple as a spanner. But simple doesn�t mean it doesn�t work.

new toyota fortuner seating
With 35kgm of torque produced from just 1400rpm, the Fortuner has plenty of pulling power, & that means Toyota can use tall gearing. So second on the Fortuner is as tall as third on the Endeavour & the gearing gets even more spaced out after that. What also helps performance is that this two wheel drive automatic Fortuner is 95kg lighter than the four wheel drive manual. So it feels pretty lightfooted & full of energy as you step off the line. Toyota�s 3.0 litre lump is also pretty smooth & so pottering around town, with the high geared motor ambling along, is really relaxing. You can cruise up to speed quite effortlessly; you always feel like you have plenty of torque to dip into, & the leviathan really does feel effortless, even when pulling up inclines. Things are pretty relaxed out on the highway too. The Fortuner accelerates well on half throttle, the big diesel motor merrily gurgling along, & getting to its natural cruising speed of approximately 130kph is no sweat too.

new toyota fortuner engine view
Things, however, get a bit sticky when you�re in a hurry. The gearbox�s lack of ratios & sluggish nature mean kickdowns are only executed after a bit of a pause. You really need to �kick� the accelerator to get a downshift going & the gearbox seems to get flustered, even jerky at times. Still, the automatic Fortuner is no slouch & in fact is much quicker than the manual four wheel drive car in a straight line. It is a second faster to 100kph at 11.8 seconds, three seconds faster to 140kph which comes up in 23.9sec, & by the time you get to 150kph, the automatic car is four seconds clear of the four wheel drive manual. Dropping the front drive shafts, differential & low ratio transfer case sure seem to have made a difference. This very strong performance also makes it substantially quicker than the four wheel drive Ford Endeavour 3.0 auto, which is approximately two seconds slower to 100kph & a full 10sec slower to 140kph. & despite having fewer ratios, the Fortuner is quicker in gear too. It only gets out dragged by the monocoque Hyundai Santa Fe which, despite having four wheel drive, is a second & a half quicker to 100kph. What�s also noticeable however that is the Toyota motor doesn�t get too strained or vocal when it is on the boil; the common rail unit remaining strain & stress free as well.

new toyota fortuner gear
Toyota has also left the tuning of the suspension largely untouched, so there is some amount of stiffness at low speeds & you do feel the bumps on broken surfaces. Up the pace, however, & the ride smoothens out, & that little bit of extra stiffness in the springs means that there is not much boat like pitching. What�s also different & quite nice on this car is the lighter steering. Now devoid of the push pull of the four wheel drive system, it�s much lighter to use & this is particularly impressive when the Toyota is driven in city conditions. Full fat SUVs are seldom great driver�s cars � the physics just aren�t in their favour � & the Fortuner is no different. Body roll is still considerable, body control is loose, & it feels progressively top heavy the harder you drive. The light steering that is devoid of feel around the centre doesn�t help either. What Toyota has improved considerably are the brakes. In 2010, Toyota upgraded the Fortuner�s weak brakes with larger & thicker front discs & this has really improved things. Pedal feel is better, the Toyota has more stopping power & you don�t need to pay attention to braking as much as you had to earlier. Hit the brakes hard at 80 and, with help from the ABS system, the new Fortuner comes to a dead halt in 24.6 metres, a full four metres shorter than the earlier car.

new toyota fortuner frint bonut
Though this version has no four wheel drive or low range, the torque of the motor & the impressive traction of the rear wheels mean you can actually go dirt tracking. The ground clearance is the same, so rocky ground isn�t as much of an issue & you can go pretty far off road too, as long as you keep things real & don�t try anything too ambitious. Deep sand & slush, however, are best avoided.

At the pumps, the Fortuner 2WD Auto isn�t too bad. We got 7.8kpl in the city and, thanks to the tall fourth gear, 12.7kpl on the highway.


new toyota fortuner dashboard and music system
new toyota fortuner front view
The Fortuner has always been hugely appealing & this facelifted two wheel drive automatic is no different. Just what the doctor ordered for self driven customers who will primarily only traverse the urban jungle. The new baby Land Cruiser looks are quite appealing, the insides have a slightly richer feel to them, there�s plenty of additional equipment on offer & the automatic gearbox, despite being just a four speed unit, works quite well with the torquey motor. Performance is strong, the lighter steering & better brakes make this facelifted car nicer to drive and, at Rs 20.69 lakh for this version, the Fortuner is semi affordable as well. A more upmarket interior, more gear ratios & paddle shifters would have all been on our wish list, but despite that the Fortuner remains hugely appealing. As tough as nails, as dependable as the rising sun & rather fuel efficient too, Toyota has just gone & made its top trump even more appealing.

Fact File

What it costs
Ex-showroom (Delhi)20.69 lakh
Warranty36 months/1,00,000km
InstallationFront, longitudinal
Type4-cyls in-line, 2982cc, turbo-diesel
Compression ratio17.9:1
Valve gearDOHC, 4 valves per cyl
Power168bhp at 3600rpm
Torque35kgm at 1400rpm
Power to weight89.12bhp per tonne
Torque to weight18.56kgm per tonne
TypeRear-wheel drive
Gearbox4-speed automatic
Wheel base2750mm
Chassis & Body
ConstructionBody on ladder frame, five-door SUV
Wheels17-inch alloy
SpareFull-size, alloy
FrontIndependent, double-wishbone, coil spring
RearNon-independent, 4-link with coil spring
TypeRack and pinion
Type of power assistHydraulic
Turning circle11.8m
FrontVentilated discs
Tank size80-litres
Range at a glance - Engines
Diesel3.0 Diesel, 168bhp Rs 19.99-20.99 lakh
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Lamborghini Ferruccio Concept By Mark Hostler

Lamborghini Ferruccio Beautiful Concept By Mark Hostler
The year 2013 marks the 50th anniversary of the famous Italian sports car brand, Lamborghini. In 1963, Ferruccio Lamborghini started the company with the intent of creating supercars to compete with models from Ferrari. Now, as a celebration of this event, & as an homage to Ferruccio Lamborghini, Mark Hostler, a transportation design student at Staffordshire university, has created the Lamborghini Ferruccio Concept.

According to the designer, the concept is "a car that takes inspiration from the company�s lineage, & also showcases the current design language & innovations of the company in their trademark flamboyant style." The concept�s front end, bonnet, & super wide rear end were inspired by the Countach. The front & rear wings were inspired by the Miura, while the sharp nose & mirrors, & aggressive air intakes across the body & roof take their inspiration from the current Lamborghini design language.

The concept was designed to use a small 5.0 liter V12 engine with two turbochargers & feature direct injection technology.

Hit the jump for a video of the Lamborghini Ferruccio Concept by Mark Hostler.
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Swift Dzire Tour new car

maruti suzuki swift dzire taxi
Maruti has named the taxi spec version of the Swift Dzire as the Dzire Tour. This version is basically the first generation Dzire & it now comes only in the base LXi (petrol) & LDi (diesel). Standard features include an AC, power steering steel wheels. Both front & rear bumpers, outside rear view mirrors & door handles are black.

The Dzire Tour is priced at Rs 5.91 lakh for the diesel & Rs 4.88 lakh for the petrol variant. It will only be sold to taxi & fleet operators. This model will go on sale next month (April 2012) onwards.

Given below is a price comparison of the Dzire Tour & its competitors (all prices, ex showroom, Delhi).




Maruti Dzire Tour

Rs 5.91 lakh

Rs 4.88 lakh

Tata Indigo XL

Rs 5.91 lakh

Rs 6.29 lakh

Toyota Etios

Rs 6.69 lakh

Rs 5.14 lakh

Mahindra Verito

Rs 5.97 lakh

Rs 5.04 lakh
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Audi's aggressive new model

new audi q7
Not content with merely grabbing the attention of India�s luxury car buyers, Audi is continuing its relentless charge for market share with the launch of several new models in the coming months. First up, & most important, will be the Q3, Audi�s compact SUV that is confirmed for a June 2012 launch. Audi may have lost the first mover advantage to the BMW X1, but the company is confident that it can claw back lost ground.

In fact, the Q3 has quite a few strengths that the X1 lacks. The most notable being its superior packaging. In contrast to the X1�s rear wheel drive layout & longitudinally mounted engine, the Q3 with its transverse motor offers better space utilisation & is more spacious in the back. While the X1 is rear wheel drive, Audi will sell the Q3 at launch only in four wheel drive. Company officials say that they want to deliver the full Audi experience, & that means kitting it with a full fledged MMI system & luxury pack, similar to the A4. Expect the Quattro equipped Q3 to start at around Rs 26 lakh for the 170bhp 2.0 TDi.

Another SUV from Audi is also on the cards, but this time around it�s from the other end of the spectrum.

new audi q7
Audi�s Q7 is already well established in India. But Audi still wants to go a step further & launch the insanely quick 500bhp V12 diesel Q7 (see our drive, pg 72). Audi feels there is a limited market for a vehicle that can lay claim to being the fastest SUV in the country. However, Audi engineers are worried about India�s dusty conditions, since the V12 Q7 has ceramic brakes, which are sensitive to dust, as standard. Hence, the green signal to launch the V12 Q7 still hasn�t been given.

Audi will also continue its policy of offering some of its sportiest cars in India. The superlative RS5, the R8 & R8 V10 have been on sale for some time & Audi�s attractive & affordable sports car, the TT will be relaunched this month too. �We are looking to get the new TT at a very attractive price,� said Michael Perschke, head, Audi India. The 208bhp 2.0 TFSi could start as low as Rs 40 lakh & we could get the range topping RS as well.

new audi q7
The most significant car for Audi, however, could be the new A3, a car that would almost certainly make it to India as soon as a right hand drive version of the yet to be launched saloon is available globally. Also using a transverse engine for space efficient packaging, the A3 saloon is likely to be a game changer for the German luxury carmaker in India.
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Toyota Innova Price specifications features

Chevrolet Beat Diesel
The Chevrolet Beat diesel has the smallest common-rail diesel engine available on any passenger car in India till date. Essentially this engine is the smaller version of highly popular Fiat Multijet three-cylinder 1.3 litre motor. This 937cc engine is jointly developed by GM Tech India and GM Powertrain Europe.

The DOHC 12 valve engine produces 57.8 bhp of peak power and 15.2 kgm of peak torque. These figures make it the least powerful common-rail diesel engine. However the bottom end torque of Beat diesel is excellent and this combined with right selection of gear ratios make it a fun car to drive.
The engine is highly fuel-efficient and as per ARAI figures the fuel consumption is 24 kmpl which is excellent considering the high petrol prices.
The car comes with essential features like power steering which is very light and makes it easy to manoeuvre the car in the city, automatic climate control for comfortable cabin environment, all 4 power windows, hill descent control and instant torque for leaving everyone behind the red light.
There is very less noise inside the cabin due to the low NVH levels. You hardly feel that you are driving a diesel car. GM has also made improvements to the gearbox for easy gear shifting and for easy city commute. The ride and handling of beat is good due to its low engine weight.
Beat Diesel feels composed and planted on the highways as well. Although engine get stressed if you rev it hard beyond 3500 rpm and cross the 100 kmph mark. The Cheverolet Beat Diesel is most comfortable at speeds under 100 kmph.
Chevrolet Beat diesel is produced at GM�s engine facility at Chakan, which also assembles the Beat car. Cheverolet Beat Diesel prices are as follows
Cheverolet Beat Diesel Price in India
Basic Variant 4.39 Lacs
LS Variant 4.64 Lacs
LT Variant 5.04 Lacs
LT Variant with Option Pack 5.50 Lacs
*ex showroom Delhi
To visit Cheverolet�s India official website please click here
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Toyota Innova Price specifications features

Toyota Innova India Interior
The Toyota Innova since its launch has been a tremendous success and is a true Multi Utility Vehicle. It is one of the most practical cars around today. Toyota Innova has loads and loads of interior space and this MPV can easily accomodate 7-8 people in comfort. Innova is available in both petrol and diesel engine options. But most of Innovas which are sold are predominantly the diesel one.

The 2.0 litre 4-cylinder fuel injected petrol engine with VVT-i technology is fuel efficient and is fun to drive. It produces 136ps of power @ 5600 rpm and 181 Nm of Torque @ 4000 rpm. However the  2.5 litres 4 cylinder turbocharged common rail direct injection diesel engine producing 102ps of power @ 3600 rpm and 200 Nm of Torque @ 1400 rpm is more popular. Both engines are mated to a 5-speed manual transmission.
The D4D motor is gem of a motor. It is the one of the best diesel engine available on any car in India. It has ample power and engine seems very relaxed and composed even at speeds. The transmission has best gear ratios and you don�t need to change gears frequently. This makes Innova a good city car as well. NVH levels are also very low on this engine. For the comfortable ride Innova uses double wishbones with coil springs as the front suspension and non-independent suspension at the rear with four links and a lateral rod with coil springs.
Toyota is constantly improving and upgrading its highest selling MPV. The front bumper has been upgraded in the latest version of new Innova. It has lost the almond lights and these have been replaced with the slightly more rectangular wrap around headlights which makes Innova more prettier. The new grille is wider and is with touch of chrome which resembles like that of Toyota Fortuner. The hood also gets some nice character lines. All of these elements work to give the Innova wide looking front. The rear is same however the tail lights have been given the clear lens treatment to give it more upmarket look and feel.
Toyota Innova Interior
There are small changes in the interiors as well. The dashboard has been enhanced with an integrated touch screen system similar to the one found on the new XUV 500. The new streering now comes with volume increase/decrease button and bluetooth phone control. The rest of the package remains the same including high quality fit and finish Innova is known for. The seats are extremely comfortable with excellent lumbar support and enough space to strech your legs. It�s an upgrade for the better and though buyers of the Innova really need no convincing, the new look should go a long way in making that buying decision even easier.

Overall Toyota Innova is the ultimate MPV available in India till date. No other MPV stands even close to it. It�s refinement, ability to carry 7-8 passengers in comfort, quality fit and finish, ease of driving, frugal engine, and its ability to tackle rough Indian roads have made it a legend in its own domain. Toyota Innova is loved by private owners as well as cabbies across the country as it is excellent value for money. There is very little you can argue about the Innova.
Toyota Innova Price India
Euro IV
Sl. No. Grade Model Seater Ex-Showroom Price
1 E 2.5 EV (Diesel) MS 8 8,87,400
2.5 EV (Diesel) MS 7 8,91,700
2.5 EV (Diesel) PS 8 9,40,200
2.5 EV (Diesel) PS 7 9,44,500
2 G 2.0 G (Gasoline) 8 9,37,800
2.5 G (Diesel) 8 9,95,700
2.5 G (Diesel) 7 9,91,500
3 GX

2.5 GX (Diesel) 8 11,29,500
2.5 GX (Diesel) 7 11,25,200
2.0 GX (Gasoline) 8 10,62,300
4 VX 2.0 VX (Gasoline) 7 12,54,000
2.5 VX (Diesel) 8 13,19,000
2.5 VX (Diesel) 7 13,14,800
Euro III
Sl. No. Grade Model Seater Ex-Showroom Price
1 E 2.5 EV (Diesel) MS 8 8,62,400
2.5 EV (Diesel) MS 7 8,66,700
2.5 EV (Diesel) PS 8 9,15,200
2.5 EV (Diesel) PS 7 9,19,500
2 G 2.5 G (Diesel) 8 9,70,700
2.5 G (Diesel) 7 9,66,500
3 GX 2.5 GX (Diesel) 8 11,04,500
2.5 GX (Diesel) 7 11,00,200
4 VX 2.5 VX (Diesel) 8 12,94,000
2.5 VX (Diesel) 7 12,89,800
To visit Toyota�s official website please click here
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Honda Activa Price specifications and features

Honda Activa Price India
Honda Activa is the most successful automatic scooter in India. It is widely accepted as a family two-wheeler across India. It is a very good looking scooter with Honda�s famous quality and reliability. Honda Activa is very comfortable scooter to drive in the city and it is one of the major contributors to its success.
The front has clear headlamps and clear turn indicators. The wide dashboard incorporates fuel gauge, speedometer, low fuel and low oil indicators.
Honda Activa has ample storage space. Honda has cleverly given 18 litres of space under the seat. You can use it for storing helmet and other items. Also there is little space under the handlebars to store little items like mobile, keys, etc.
Honda Activa Features
Engine Type    Single Cylinder Air Cooled OHC
Displacement    102 cc
Maximum Power    7.0@7000 BHP@RPM
Maximum Torque    7.85@5500 Nm@rpm
Ignition    CDI
Fuel Type    Petrol
Fuel Economy    52.2 kmpl
Gear Box    Vmatic
Clutch        Not Available
Starting    Self Start Kick Start
Wheel Base    1238 mm
Tyre Size    Front 90/100-10 53J Rear 90/100-10 53J
wheel Type    Alloy
Brakes        Front Drum, 130 mm Dia, Rear Drum, 130 mm Dia
Fuel Capacity    6 litre
Fuel Reserve    Not Available
Length        1765 mm
Height        1130 mm
Width        715 mm
Clearance    145 mm
Curb Weight    111 kg
Honda Activa Price India Rs. 45749
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Brabus Does the New Mercedes-Benz E-Class Convertible

Subaru Mercedes-Benz E-Class ConvertibleBrabus Mercedes-Benz specialists rushed out of their program development for the new E-Class Cabriolet 2011, which was released in Europe this week. As with all models of Mercedes, Brabus offers a variety of kits for performance and style for the four-seater convertible in Stuttgart.
Since improvements to the engine, the most powerful of the E500 (E550 in the U.S.) convertible. The stock 5.5-liter V8 engine is boring 388HP 6.1-liter, while the conversion and new cylinder heads and camshafts, a custom exhaust system and catalytic converter, electronic control of and delayed motor.
The result is a total output of 615 lb.-ft. and 462HP (453 nm) of torque kmh, a sprint from 0 to 100 km / h (62 mph) in 4.7 seconds and a top speed of 300 (186 mph) .
The trim kit of the German Society for the E250 CGI achieves 230 hp jump 204HP, 292HP while the E350 CGI and 310 hp.
The performance kit for the area includes a range diesel E250 CDI E350 CDI Brabus and the performance of Hit-204HP 232HP, 272HP and 231HP each.
A system with four tailpipes, a sport suspension with coil springs and an adjustable suspension and variable damping and a variety of braking system performance of the complete list of performance improvements.
Tuner Package Body kit, a new front bumper with integrated LED daytime running lights, a rear diffuser and discreet spoiler trunk. There are also a variety of options, the size of the alloy varies with 17-19 inch 20-inch wheels that follow in the near future.
BRABUS course, a wide range of interior options, including a unique sport steering wheel offers illuminated door sills and stainless steel decorative logo authentic carbon fiber.

Subaru Mercedes-Benz E-Class Convertible

Subaru Mercedes-Benz E-Class Convertible

Subaru Mercedes-Benz E-Class Convertible

Subaru Mercedes-Benz E-Class Convertible

Subaru Mercedes-Benz E-Class Convertible

Subaru Mercedes-Benz E-Class Convertible

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