Now we have the car that CAN NOT BE crashed!!!

London: German automobile manufact
urer BMW has installed the Active Cruise Control system in its 5 and 6 Series cars, which automatically stops the vehicle to avert an accident without having to use the breaks.

The system uses a radar beam to constantly measure the distance to the vehicles in front of it. A driver can set the desired speed and distance to be maintained from the car in front, and then sit back and do next to nothing. Once activated, the system enables the car to drive on its own, with the only exception that the driver needs to control the steering. It can slow the vehicle a complete stop when necessary, and later scoot back up to the set speed as soon as traffic allows.

The system breaks the car even when someone veers across three lanes to cut you off.A camera hidden behind the rear-vision mirror reads white or yellow lines on the road. Just in case the system senses that the driver is veering out of his lane, it vibrates the steering wheel to alert him about the sa
me. The only time when the driver will have to break is when there is no car in front of the vehicle. To get going again, all the driver is required to do is to hit the �resume� button.

BMW spokesman Toni Andreevski believes that even cheaper cars will start coming with Active Cruise systems over time. �What�s novel about it today will be quite normal in a couple of years� time. As a result, drivers will be less tired, less stressed and more able to react to dangers on the road,�� he said.
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Finally, a car that runs on ..... WATER!

Skyrocketting fuel prices, adulterated fuel, long queues at petrol stations, often unscrupulous attendants out to fleece you - your cup of woes spills over everytime you need to fill the tank of of your car.
But all this could be history if Genepax - a Japanese company -- is successful in commercialising its latest innovation: the 'water car.'

Genepax unveiled the car in Osaka, Japan on June 12, saying that a litre of any kind of water would get the engine going for about an hour at a speed of 80 kmph, or 50 mph.
Genepax president Kiyoshi Hirasawa, in a mission statement published on the company's official web site, said, "Our mission is to develop technology and products for efficient production and use of energy. By 'efficient,' we mean ecologically and economically efficient. Ecological and economical energy is our business. Our goal is to create energy that is not taxing on our natural environment."

The water needed to run the car could be tap, rain or sea water, the company clarified. Once the tank (which is at the rear) of the Genepax car is filled with water, a generator would extract hydrogen from the water using, what the comapny calls, its Water Energy System, or WES, to produce electricity that the car runs on. As opposed to the hybrid cars which emit water, Genepax's invention consumes water.

Whether the car is a commercial success or not remains to be seen, but Genepax said it had applied for a patent and is planning to collaborate with Japanese auto manufacturers. "Energy made from water," as Hirasawa says, "is not a dream story anymore We hope many people will join us in our challenge to promote the use of our WES, for the better future of the earth," he added in a statement.
We've seen plenty of promises about water-powered cars (among other things), but it looks like Japan's Genepax has now made some real progress on that front, with it recently taking the wraps off its Water Energy System fuel cell prototype. The key to that system, it seems, is its membrane electrode assembly (or MEA), which contains a material that's capable of breaking down water into hydrogen and oxygen through a chemical reaction. Not surprisingly, the company isn't getting much more specific than that, with it only saying that it's adopted a "well-known process to produce hydrogen from water to the MEA." Currently, that system costs on the order of �2,000,000 (or about $18,700 -- not including the car), but company says that if it can get it into mass production that could be cut to �500,000 or less (or just under $5,000). Head on past the break for a video of car in action courtesy of Reuters.
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Bird Saline Conqueror "Les Triplettes de Bonneville"

Bird Saline Conqueror "Les Triplettes de Bonneville"

FRENCH, - this concept bike designed by designer Charles-Edouard Berche, Ugo Spagnolo, Adrien Fuinesl, Frederic Dobbelstein, and Jean-Phillipe Paries of ISD in Valenciennes, France. They named her work was Saline Bird who contrived to carve out a record speed of "Les Tripelettes de Bonneville".

The uniqueness of two-wheeled vehicles is not just in terms of saddle-like shape with a racing bike combined single sokbreker under saddle. This motor is driven by air-pressure machines supplied from three units of tank capacity 27 liters.

Tank position is quite unique. Two units parallel to the saddle, while the other is under the second tank dive position. Framework to put the air tank is made of carbon fiber material. Body panels replaced with leather.

Then, the rider when the gush, the position was formed as more people skiing. The goal, to reduce wind resistance. Interestingly, if you want to take to the road, handle bar can be replaced.

There is one that is not disclosed its creators. How much power this bird Saline.
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Subaru Legacy Gliding in England Latest

Subaru Legacy Gliding in England Latest

But, of course, the reality is that most people don�t end up in the sedan segment out of any particular burning desire. The cars are practical three-box designs with enough room to carry four or five passengers and enough trunk space to accommodate the baggage for said people. It�s the classic silhouette of the suburbs, as normal and accepted as a pair of pleated pants or a divorce.
That baked-in sense of normalcy presents some interesting opportunities for manufacturers who tread slightly out of the usual focal length. For years, Volkswagen successfully offered its Jetta as a robust driver�s car at a reasonable price, leaving the juggernauts like Toyota Camry and Honda Accord to their own recipe (a successful one, by the way). But ever since VW changed the Jetta�s raison d�etre to include something other than driving excitement, it�s left a gaping hole in the market.
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Ferrari FF 2012 new and latest

Ferrari FF 2012

The last time Ferrari blew absolutely everyone away with wall-to-wall surprises and equally sizzling performance all wrapped into one car was in 2002 with its Enzo. We're not saying that all things between then and today have been shabby, mind you. And we're also not saying that the 2012 Ferrari FF does it in marquee-and-fireworks Enzo-style, but the unexpected innovations aboard this gorgeous trailblazing all-weather shooting brake will keep conversation heated for an uncommonly long time.


 This is Ferrari thinking way outside its box of usual GT forms and, for no other reason than this, we must applaud them.

You're probably expecting us to drop the "But..." right about now, yanking the carpet away in the damning-with-faint-praise tradition, however, there isn't one to drop on the parade here. We've just reeled off some 150 miles of sheer V12 driving joy in the endlessly challenging Dolomite Mountains of northeastern Italy, and when finished with that, we only wanted more. Admittedly, we could do with a better onboard sat-nav and command center than the Harman Kardon unit, as well as a slightly weightier steering map for warm and dry days, but these are our only moments of quandary when assessing the FF.
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2012 Toyota Camry Solara new and latest

2012 Toyota Camry Solara

You'll appreciate Solara's precise handling and effortless ride. And with the 2012 Toyota Camry Solara convertible, you'll look great doing it, wherever you go. Both the Solara and the Solara convertible are available in SE and SLE V-6 models, making the combinations virtually limitless.
The 2012 Toyota Camry Solara is available as a midsize coupe that seats 5 or convertible that seats 4. Both Solara styles are available in three models, SE, Sport and SLE. The fuel economy ratings of the Toyota Solara model powered by a four cylinder engine are 21 miles per gallon on city streets and 31 miles per gallon highway, while that of the V6 engine powered model are 18 miles per gallon on city streets and 26 miles per gallon highway for the coupe and 18 miles per gallon on city streets and 27 miles per gallon for the convertible highway.

All 2012 Solara models are equipped with air conditioning, powered windows/locks/mirrors, an AM/FM/CD/MP3 music system, leather seats, 17 inch tires, a cruise control system and a sun roof.
The 2012 "Toyota Camry" is the best car for you if you want the all-new version of a family-car icon.

The 2012 Toyota Camry will be the first fully redesigned Camry since model-year 2007. The redesigned 2012 model kicks off the seventh design generation of the Camry, a car that�s parlayed deceptively ordinary design into extraordinarily wide appeal.

Should you wait for the 2012 Toyota Camry or buy a 2011 Toyota Camry? Waiting for the 2012 Camry means your car�s styling will look current for several years, and it�ll be worth more at resale than the outgoing 2011 Camry. The 2011 Camry still is an outstanding family sedan. : For a preview of the 2012 Toyota Camry styling, look to themes evident on the Toyota Venza and the re-engineered 2011 Toyota Avalon. Venza is Toyota�s new-age crossover wagon. Avalon is essentially a stretched version of the Camry sedan. Both have design roots in Toyota�s midsize-car architecture. Look for the 2012 Camry to get some trendy �light-pipe� detail illumination front and rear. The "2012 Camry" probably will be slightly wider than the outgoing model. Toyota is, however, apt to stretch the 2012 Camry�s wheelbase. Camry is honed to achieve an impressive level of refinement. The 2012 Camry will retain front-wheel drive, which concentrates the mass of the engine and transmission in the nose of the car.

Front-wheel drive seldom matches the handling balance of rear-wheel drive. But Camry�s aim is a predictable, easy-to-drive nature. Under the hood, expect Toyota to replace the outgoing Camry�s 169-horsepower 2.5-liter four-cylinder with the notably stronger 2.7-liter four already available in the Venza; there, it�s rated at 182 horsepower. The possibility of a 2012 Toyota Camry Hybrid is an open question. All 2012 Camrys will come equipped with Toyota�s latest safety features. Also in place for the 2012 Camry will be Toyota�s new Star Safety System. Features: Expect the 2012 Toyota Camry to continue with the sort of model range that�s so effectively penetrated most every layer of the midsize-car firmament. It should again begin with an equivalent of the 2011 Camry�s CE model, which Toyota occasionally refers to as the �Standard� or �base� Camry.

Standard features on every" 2012 Toyota Camry" will include air conditioning, height-adjustable driver�s seat, tilt/telescoping steering wheel with audio controls, cruise control, and power windows, locks, and mirrors. That sort of connectivity is increasingly standard in Camry�s competitive set and has been available but not standard on all Camry models.

2012 Toyota Camry Prices
Pricing for the 2012 Toyota Camry won�t be announced until shortly before the car goes on sale, but a base price range of around $20,300-$29,900 is almost guaranteed. For 2011 Toyota cars, that fee is $750. In general, the 2012 Camry CE model should start around $21,400 with automatic transmission. Estimated base price for the 2012 Toyota Camry LE with the four-cylinder engine is around $22,000 with manual transmission, around $23,000 with automatic. The 2012 Camry LE with the V-6 engine would likely be priced from around $25,700 and come only with automatic transmission.

Toyota has wisely enabled buyers to purchase the top-line Camry model with the four-cylinder engine. That ought to continue, with the 2012 Camry XLE starting around $27,000. Leather upholstery as a standard features has been exclusive to the XLE V-6 Camry. If a gas-electric model is again part of the lineup, look for 2012 Toyota Camry Hybrid prices to start around $27,500.

The 2011 Camry with both the 169- and 179-horsepower versions of the four-cylinder engine was among the highest-mileage midsize cars, with EPA ratings of 22/33 mpg (city/highway) for manual transmission, 22/32 with the automatic.
Even if Toyota gives the 2012 Camry the 2.7-liter four-cylinder, these ratings should hold or even climb by a mile-per-gallon or two. In turn, expect the 2012 Toyota Camry with the 3.5-liter V-6 to benefit from similar upgrades given the latest versions of this engine. Toyota continues to use the 2011 Camry Hybrid�s powertrain in the $35,000 Lexus HS250h, which was introduced for model-year 2010 and is advertised as America�s first hybrid-only luxury car. If a 2012 Camry Hybrid returns with a similar setup, look for EPA ratings of at least 33/34 mpg
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Cadillac Escalade 2012

Cadillac Escalade 2012

The 2011 2012 Cadillac Escalade is a full-sized sports utility vehicle available in only one version, powered by a 6.2 Liter V8 that is rated at 403 horsepower. It is equipped with a six-speed automatic transmission that comes with a manual shift mode. The Escalade comes in rear wheel or all wheel drive versions featuring a 40/60 split of power between the front and back, although driving on rough roads is not recommended.
The vehicle can tow 7400 pounds.
Cadillac Escalade

The 2011 2012 Escalade is equipped with xenon headlights, a powered lift gate, a system that helps the driver park the vehicle, heated windshield washer, leather seats, power adjustable pedals. Also available with the Escalade are seats on both rows that are heated, one can start the vehicle using a remote control, and OnStar communication system manufactured by General Motors.

Cadillac Escalade

Cadillac Escalade

Cadillac Escalade
Available as entertainment options with the 2011 2012 Escalade is a music system manufactured by Bose that has 10 speakers, satellite radio and a dash-mounted CD player that can store 6 CDs. The 2011 2012 Cadillac Escalade is equipped with a system to maintain stability and a sensor that warns the driver if the vehicle is in any danger of rolling over, anti-lock disc brakes and curtain airbags on the side for all passengers. The buttons on the vehicles dashboard and console are easy to use. It can seat 6, 7 or 8 passengers depending on how whether one buys the vehicle with two or three rows of seats. If one chooses a vehicle with three row of seats, the second row can be folded or flipped with the touch of a button that is located on the headliner in the front.Cadillac Escalade
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The Renault Captur is answer to the Range Rover Evoque.

The Renault Captur is answer to the Range Rover Evoque.

The Renault Captur is answer to the Range Rover Evoque. The Captur was unveiled at last month�s Geneva Motor Show, and follows on from the all-electric DeZir sports car. It previews a future small crossover that will be based on Nissan�s Juke.

Just the Facts:
Renault�s Captur, a small crossover concept unveiled last month at the 2011 Geneva Auto Show, will be developed into not one but two showroom models, say company insiders.
The R-Space concept provides some hints as to the next-generation Renault Espace and Scenic people movers.
Renault�s next showcar, a small yet sexy passenger van, is expected to debut at this fall�s Frankfurt auto show.

The Renault Captur is the second model in a series of six �life� concepts, with the DeZir representing love, the Captur exploration and the R-Space (driven on Page 36) family. We reckon the design is as striking as the Juke�s. Curvy lines and a face borrowed from the DeZir will both find their way on to the production car, but the scissor doors, matt-finish wings, rear-facing cameras and huge 22-inch wheels will be left behind.
Axel Breun, head of concept car design, says the two-door layout is likely to be offered when the car makes showrooms, in an effort to bolster the Captur�s sporting credentials. Inside is a typically futuristic layout, with the seats made of stretchy bungees. The rear chairs fold out from the sides of the car, and when not in use allow for a flat load area or hammock.

Renault�s designers apparently envisaged a sprinter on the starting blocks when drawing the Renault Captur, with the final design referencing �protective gear used in radical sports�. Like helmets.
It gets the DeZir�s face and adds the now ubiquitous coupe-SUV body, ushering in some practicality. 22in rims, �butterfly� doors and a removable hard-top make it an interesting design, if a little terrifying.
Little of what makes up the interior will ever follow through to a production model, but the spacious feel and high driving position reveal why Renault is so keen to introduce a car into this segment. The Captur features a futuristic sat-nav, called VisioDrive. This projects navigation information on to real-life pictures of the road ahead, transmitted to the cabin by forward-facing cameras.

In addition, the newcomer boasts a hi-tech powertrain. Renault envisages the Captur will eventually feature a twin-turbocharged 158bhp 1.6-litre dCi engine. We have tried the 128bhp single-turbo version of this motor, and with a broad range of torque and smooth running, it will be perfect for cars of this size.
Officially, the firm claims the Captur will be able to cover 0-62mph in eight seconds while emitting only 99g/km of CO2. And although the car is front-wheel drive only, Renault�s innovative RX2 system � which can apportion power to either of the driven wheels if one loses grip � should help with off-roading.
From behind the wheel, the Renault Captur feels like a one-off concept. A lack of sound deadening means a huge amount of engine noise, while the suspension is very firm. But none of this matters, as it has no bearing on how the final car will handle. And with the production model�s chassis borrowed from the Juke, we can expect an agile supermini-SUV complete with head-turning looks � and a cut-price Evoque experience.
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Hyundai Veracruz 2011 fails to close the luxury gap in the crossover market

Hyundai Veracruz 2011 fails to close the luxury gap in the crossover market

Conservative to a fault, the 2011 Hyundai Veracruz crossover represents the point on the age/value equation that the Toyota Highlander had just a few years ago.

It�s undeniably handsome, if a bit anonymous, but the Veracruz has an interior that�s built almost to Lexus standards for feel and look. It�s also a spacious place, at least in the front rows; the third row seat�s as proportionally small as the Veracruz is to the bigger crossovers with seven seats (Highlander, Flex and Traverse), and so is the space available when all three rows are taken.

It�s awaiting some safety scores, and in its fifth year on the market the Veracruz still awaits factory-installed Bluetooth connectivity, a rearview camera option, and any or all of the high-tech features that define the Flex and now other crossovers, like the Dodge Journey and Durango.
Still, it�s a roomy vehicle that�s well equipped for its price. If you like the slightly luxurious look, the 2011 Hyundai Veracruz will certainly help you project a luxury image on a leaner budget.
What�s New for 2011
Body Styles, Trim Levels, and Options
The Veracruz Limited includes the content of the Premium package and adds 18-inch wheels, driver memory functions, leather upholstery, a power tilt-and-telescoping steering column, a four-way power passenger seat, a 115-volt household-style power outlet and an eight-speaker Infinity stereo with a six-CD changer. The Navigation package (available only with the Limited trim) adds a navigation system and a 10-speaker Infinity surround-sound audio system. Bluetooth is a stand-alone option on both Veracruz trims.
The 2011 Hyundai Veracruz is a seven-passenger crossover SUV available in GLS and Limited trim levels. The GLS comes standard with 17-inch alloy wheels, heated side mirrors, foglights, automatic headlights, rear parking sensors, cruise control, an eight-way power driver seat, heated front seats (on all-wheel-drive models only), a tilt-and-telescoping steering column, rear climate controls and vents, and a six-speaker stereo with CD player, satellite radio, auxiliary audio jack and a USB/iPod interface. The Premium package adds a sunroof, auto-dimming mirrors, a windshield de-icer, a power liftgate and heated front seats (for the front-wheel-drive model).
Powertrains and Performance

The 2011 Hyundai Veracruz can be had with either front- or all-wheel drive, and is powered by a 3.8-liter V6 that produces 260 hp and 257 pound-feet of torque. A six-speed automatic is the standard transmission.
In Edmunds performance testing, a Veracruz AWD went from zero to 60 mph in 8.3 seconds, which is average for vehicles in this class. EPA fuel economy estimates are 17 mpg city/22 mpg highway and 19 mpg combined for the front-drive model and 16/21/18 for the all-wheel-drive model.
Each Veracruz trim level comes standard with antilock disc brakes, stability and traction control, front-seat side airbags, side curtain airbags and active front head restraints.
In crash testing conducted by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the Veracruz performed very well, earning five out of five stars in all frontal and side collision categories. In frontal-offset and side-impact crash testing conducted by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, the Veracruz did equally well, earning the highest score of �Good.�
Interior Design and Special Features
Despite being one of the value leaders in its class, the 2011 Hyundai Veracruz offers one of the finest interiors, whether in base trim or the luxury-lined Limited. The overall design is handsome and the quality of materials is superb.
Controls are relatively well marked and easy to use. Space and comfort are also high points, although the third row is significantly less spacious than those of the Chevy Traverse, Ford Flex and Mazda CX-9. Maximum cargo capacity is similarly on the low side compared to the CX-9 and Traverse, though its 87 cubic feet will be plenty for most consumers.
Driving Impressions

The 2011 Hyundai Veracruz is a serene boulevard and highway cruiser. Its ride is quiet and supple, though on rough roads the Veracruz isn�t quite as smooth as other vehicles in its class. When going around corners, its handling is predictable despite the quick steering being noticeably inert. Power from the V6 engine is suitable for most situations and the six-speed auto shifts smoothly, though it can occasionally be hesitant to downshift. Overall, the Veracruz drives adequately but does little to leave any lasting impressions.
the Auto Press Says:
�Equip the Veracruz properly, and it has the mojo to compete with the higher-priced vehicle. It doesn�t yet match the Lexus�s overall levels of polish, but it�s darn close, which makes it very nice indeed, measured against most other offerings.� � Motor Trend
�Thanks to its tremendous value, comfortable driving demeanor and high-class interior, the 2011 Hyundai Veracruz is one of the better choices for a midsize or large crossover SUV.� � Edmunds
�The Veracruz fails to close the luxury gap in the crossover market in the same way the 2006 Azera did in the sedan sector. That car feels luxurious at a modest price. The Veracruz is just a photocopy of a photocopy.� � Detroit News
�If you want a loaded-up, smooth-riding midsize family SUV, it�s hard to find one at a better price than the Veracruz.� � Business Week

The 2011 Hyundai Veracruz is unchanged from the 2010 model, save for some package and option updates. The Premium package no longer includes a navigation system and premium stereo, and as a result, these features are no longer available on base GLS models. Also, a factory-installed rear-seat DVD entertainment system is no longer available on the Veracruz.
It�s no accident that Hyundai�s market share is on the rise in these recessionary times. When purse strings get tight, shoppers go in search of value, and value is one thing that Hyundai knows how to deliver. The 2011 Hyundai Veracruz lives up to its manufacturer�s track record in this respect � it�s a pleasant, reasonably upscale, midsize crossover SUV offered at an appealingly economical price.
True, the Veracruz does lag behind the state of the art when it comes to crossovers in a few areas. It�s now one of the older midsize crossovers on the market, and redesigned models like the Dodge Durango and Ford Explorer outdo the Hyundai in terms of styling (the Dodge) or innovative and useful high-tech features (the Ford). Cargo capacity and rear seat room are additional concerns, as the Veracruz typically trails admittedly larger crossovers like the Chevrolet Traverse, Mazda CX-9 and Toyota Highlander in these areas.
The 2011 Hyundai Veracruz steps into the ring armed with attributes more commonly associated with entry-level luxury models than a model built to a price point. Its ride quality remains composed in most circumstances, and its 260-horsepower 3.8-liter V6 is up for whatever task comes its way. With its relatively low levels of wind and road noise, the Veracruz also boasts one of the most serene cabins in its segment. And although its exterior styling is rather generic, the Veracruz does boast an upscale interior, with great build quality and nice touches like wood trim and an available two-tone color scheme to provide visual panache. The deal is further sweetened by the Veracruz�s long warranty and lengthy list of standard features.
While the 2011 Hyundai Veracruz might not be the best choice for all drivers, it�s hard to argue with this crossover�s generous warranty, ample standard features list and low price. The Veracruz is a must-see for shoppers on a quest to get the most for less
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Mazda CX-9 2011 merits our approval

Mazda CX-9 2011 merits our approval

Mazda�s CX-9 is one of the company�s most award-winning vehicles, garnering North American Truck of the Year and the Motor Trend Sport Utility of the Year, amongst others. An instant success when it first hit the market in 2007, the CX-9 raised the bar for three-row crossover SUVs. From its dynamic styling and safety to versatility and performance, Mazda�s flagship crossover SUV continues to wow customers and automotive critics alike. Highly refined inside and out for 2010, CX-9 receives redesigned wheels and improved fuel economy for 2011.

Deftly blending sporty driving spirit with seven-passenger crossover utility vehicle (CUV)
practicality, the CX-9 is powered by a 273-horsepower 3.7-liter V6 engine and features standard Roll Stability Control, standard Bluetooth hands free phone and an available advanced Blind Spot Monitoring (BSM) system, which helps see and prevent the unexpected. Other available features include two-position heated front seats, BOSE� audio system, an available Multi Information Display (MID) for audio with rearview camera and available NAVI with Real Time Traffic System.
Many mid-sized crossover SUVs strive for the utilitarian look. The Mazda CX-9, however, is designed to evoke a strong pride of ownership. Without sacrificing versatility or efficiency, the CX-9 achieves the sophisticated appearance of a vehicle costing two to three times as much. Its smooth and flowing silhouette, prominent wheels and tires, muscular fenders and steeply angled windshield give the CX-9 a dramatic-but-refined look. After a far-reaching cosmetic update in 2010, CX-9 adds new-design 20- and 18-inch wheels for 2011.
CX-9's front end is unmistakably Mazda, with its elegantly sculpted sporty five-point grille and wide, bold bumper. A horizontal streak of chrome floats on the front grille bar, giving a distinctive and high-quality feel. Side windows form a flowing, open and modern greenhouse, allowing clear vision from all seating positions. The unique, trapezoid, dual chrome exhaust pipes accentuate the fine detail put into the design.
Once inside the CX-9, the driver is greeted by a neatly organized combination of cylindrical shapes and blacked-out instruments on a T-shaped instrument panel. Brightly edged gauges and indirect blue illumination set a cool mood. Indirect lighting also is embedded in the ceiling for a warm glow. Horizontal elements in areas such as the center panel, door trim and seat design intersect with vertical accents to create the same harmony present in fine furniture.
Interior craftsmanship and attention to detail is visible everywhere. Soft trim is elegantly configured and constructed of top-quality materials and seats have an inviting yet sporty look and feel appropriate to this type of vehicle. The dash panel houses large, clearly marked entertainment and climate controls. The metallic look of the floating door trim-grips reveals the designer�s fine eye for detail.
The 2011 CX-9 is powered by a 3.7-liter V6 engine, making the most complex pursuits as easy and as pleasurable as possible. The 60-degree short-stroke V6 is state-of-the-art throughout. Advanced features include a die-cast aluminum block with cast-in iron cylinder liners and aluminum cylinder heads for minimal weight. The valvetrain includes chain-driven dual overhead camshafts for minimal maintenance, four valves-per-cylinder with direct acting bucket-type actuators, and variable intake valve timing. A high 10.3:1 compression ratio maximizes efficiency and power output while the throttle is electronically controlled for instantaneous response.

Two close-coupled catalytic converters cleanse the exhaust without inhibiting power. Computer-aided-engineering analysis was extensively used to configure the cylinder block casting, to shape intake and exhaust ports, and to design the high-volume exhaust system fitted with three large mufflers. Very low back pressure is one of the reasons why the power curve is still ascending at the 6500-rpm redline. In addition, the forged-steel crankshaft is fitted with induction-hardened journals, a full complement of counterweights. Engineering details even extend to a roller-chain cam-drive sprocket lined with rubber for quiet operation.
A power peak of 273 horsepower at 6,250 rpm provides CX-9 with sparkling accelerating and passing performance. The torque curve keeps 250 lb-ft from 3,000 to 6,000 rpm and peaks at 270 lb-ft at 4,250 rpm.
To combine excellent acceleration and high fuel mileage, CX-9 includes an Aisin-supplied six-speed Sport AT automatic transmission with manual-mode as standard equipment. Broad ratios maximize flexibility by providing enthusiastic launch acceleration with quiet cruising. The top two gears are both overdrive ratios.
Front-wheel drive is standard in the Mazda CX-9 for excellent drivability, with Mazda�s Active Torque All-Wheel Drive optionally available. Also used in the CX-7 crossover SUV, this system rapidly adjusts to changing traction needs by monitoring wheel slippage, steering angle, yaw rate, lateral acceleration and available driveline torque. In normal driving, 100-percent of the driving torque is delivered to the front wheels. During aggressive acceleration or when one front wheel is on the verge of slip, a controlled percentage of the available torque is directed to the rear axle.
A power take-off device integrated with the CX-9's transaxle spins a drive shaft attached to an active coupling built into the rear differential. Commanded by a control module, the servo-controlled multi-plate coupling can route from zero up to 50 percent of the available torque to the rear wheels.
The CX-9 offers every Mazda safety device, and all as standard equipment. Guiding development principles are:
� Front frame rails that are large in section and as straight as possible.
� A front subframe (supporting the powertrain, suspension, and steering equipment) attached to the unibody at six widely separated points. A forward extension integral to the subframe helps it to more effectively absorb collision energy.
� B-pillars securely anchored to members in the floor and rocker areas with increased cross-section for all load-bearing members.
� Rear frame rails positioned higher and configured as straight as possible.
� Bumper reinforcement manufactured using a hot-stamping technique.
� More than a dozen structural members in the floor and roof pillars made of high-tensile steel. Multiple steel reinforcements in the roof and a triple-H-shaped floor structure help absorb side-impact energy.
� A fuel tank positioned near the middle of the vehicle and surrounded by multiple torque box crossmembers.
� Maximum overlap between the doors and the unibody to minimize side-impact intrusion. Energy absorbing material on front and rear door trim diminishes the transfer of impact loads to occupants.
� Spot welds, laser welding in high-stress areas, and weld bonding (combination of welding and structural adhesives) to improve unibody stiffness.
� Acoustical foam filler applied to internal cavities to block noise transmission from underbody into cabin areas.
� Highly rigid damping sheet applied to large expanses of the floor pan to eliminate resonance and to block road noise.
For CX-9 to wear the Mazda brand symbol, it had to be more than just another crossover SUV. It had to be a true Mazda, embodying the company�s philosophy �Soul of a Sports Car.� And so engineers determined CX-9 had to have an independent suspension on all four corners.
In front, the perimeter frame mounted to the unibody through six rubber isolators supports the powertrain, the engine-speed-sensitive rack-and-pinion power steering, and a low friction strut-type suspension system using coil springs. The multilink rear suspension consists of one trailing arm and three lateral locating links per side. To minimize cargo-compartment intrusion and permit a wider load space, the rear coil spring is positioned between the lower lateral links and the unibody. A damper is located as close as possible to each rear wheel to provide excellent motion control with minimal friction. Anti-roll bars at each end maximize agility and control during assertive driving.
Twenty-inch, V-rated, low-profile radial tires (P245/50R-20) are standard equipment on the top Grand Touring model while Sport and Touring editions roll on P245/60R-18 tires. As a result, CX-9 looks and feels unusually nimble for its size and is the clear class leader for driving pleasure.
The Blind Spot Monitoring (BSM) system supports the driver when changing lanes on roads and highways. At speeds of 20 mph or more, the system monitors areas on both sides of the vehicle to the rear. When a vehicle enters the detection area on either side, the BSM notifies the driver by illuminating a warning light located in the door mirror in the same side. If the driver then activates the turn signal, indicating a move in the same direction, the warning light will flash and the system will also sound an audible alert to immediately inform the driver of the potential danger in changing lanes.
The Mazda CX-9 rides on a 113.2-inch wheelbase, one of the longest in the segment, providing easy access to its three-row seating. There�s ample room for adults in every position and sufficient cargo space to accommodate modern American families. Under the sleek exterior is an interior that will impress demanding customers with its space, utility, versatility, and premium features.
To ease accommodations for all drivers, the driver�s seat and steering column move quickly and easily over a long range of adjustment. The 60-40 split second row carries three in comfort and offers approximately five-inches of fore-and-aft slide travel and a reclining backrest. In the 50-50-split third row, the seating position and leg room are among the leaders in the class in numbers and real comfort. Entry to the third row is easy, with nearly 26 inches of access space between the folded second-row seat and the C-pillar. Even with the third row occupied, the CX-9 provides 17.2 cubic feet of cargo capacity, eclipsing many large sedan trunks. Both second- and third-row seats fold flat to allow additional storage all the way up to the back of the front seats.
Extra thought is invested in small details, such as how the CX-9's seat releases are configured. For example, releasing the second row seat in order to enter the third row requires only one simple hand motion to unlatch the seat and move it forward. Likewise, a clever strap attached behind the third row seat�s backrest serves as both a release for folding the seat and a means of pulling it back erect again.
The Mazda CX-9's safety features are highlighted by an advanced Roll Stability Control (RSC) system that uses both body-roll rate and wheel speed sensors to determine when corrective action is necessary. A momentary torque reduction, combined with an automatic brake application, assists in maintaining the CX-9 on an even keel.
Four-wheel ventilated disc-brakes include an Anti-lock Brake System (ABS) to prevent lockup during emergency use. Dual-piston front brake calipers operate in conjunction with 12.6-inch diameter by 1.1-inch thick ventilated rotors. Single-piston rear calipers squeeze 12.8-inch diameter by 0.71-inch thick rotors, also ventilated. Electronic Brake-Force Distribution (EBD) controls front-to-rear distribution of braking forces to take full advantage of available traction during stops. In the event the driver applies the brakes rapidly in an emergency but with insufficient force to engage the ABS function, a brake assist function takes over to stop the vehicle as quickly as possible. To provide drivers with a confident feel during stops, the CX-9's braking system is extra-rigid so that deceleration is more directly proportional to pedal pressure than pedal travel. The payoff with this more linear response is enhanced controllability.
When excessive wheel slippage is detected, a Traction Control System (TCS) automatically reduces driveline torque to help restore traction. Dynamic Stability Control (DSC) automatically applies one or more brakes to minimize under- or over-steer during emergency maneuvers.
In the event an accident is unavoidable, protection is provided by sensor-activated side-curtain airbags which extend from the first to the third row. These inflatable restraints deploy in the event of a lateral collision or a rollover to reduce the likelihood of injury and limb or head ejection. Inflation is maintained for approximately six seconds for maximum effectiveness, although the only way these systems work properly is when used in combination with seatbelts. Pretensioner devices automatically remove slack from the belt system immediately after a moderate or greater frontal collision and load limiters are incorporated to provide some give as the occupant moves forward. The CX-9's front headrests incorporate new design features, which are designed primarily to reduce neck injuries during rear impacts.
CX-9's robust unibody uses the Mazda Advanced Impact-energy Distribution and Absorption System to help protect its cabin from deformation harm in the event of a collision.
A combination of large-section members, some made from high-tensile steel, envelope the passenger compartment to absorb impact energy while guarding against intrusion.
CX-9 is offered in three trim levels: Sport, Touring and Grand Touring. All models include air conditioning, power windows, power door locks with remote keyless entry, trip computer, cruise control, six air bags, Bluetooth� phone capability and a choice of black or beige interior hues.
The CX-9 Sport is equipped with 18-inch aluminum wheels and tires, halogen headlamps, Bluetooth� hands-free phone capability and cloth upholstery. Power front seat adjusters are optional. Stepping up to the Touring model adds leather seat trim, power front-seat adjusters. The top Grand Touring edition rolls on 20-inch aluminum wheels. It�s also equipped with the aforementioned Touring equipment plus bright exterior door handles, rain-sensing wipers, an anti-theft alarm system, exterior mirrors with turn indicators, a three-position memory driver�s seat, Blind Spot Monitoring system, Homelink auto-dimming rearview mirror, the Mazda Advanced Keyless Entry and Start System, wood-like instrument panel trim, wood-like door trim, indirect blue interior lighting and a silver finish for the side surfaces of the rear console.
CX-9 offers as optional features a factory towing package, power sunroof, BOSE� audio system, power lift gate, and a rear-seat entertainment system. (The rear-seat entertainment system is packaged with the upgraded BOSE� audio system and includes a 115-volt AC power outlet.) Navigation is available as a stand-alone option (on Grand Touring models) and includes a DVD navigation system, and back-up monitor. The back-up monitor system is equipped with a wide-angle camera, which improves the field of vision, allowing for a wider view of objects or people that may be behind the vehicle.
All 2011 Mazdas come with a roadside assistance program. With a call to a toll-free number, owners can access roadside assistance 24 hours a day, 365 days a year throughout the United States and Canada. In addition, a comprehensive three-year/36,000-mile warranty covers every part on the vehicle except those subject to normal wear. Also, all 2011 models receive a five-year/60,000 mile powertrain warranty and a five-year/unlimited-mileage corrosion warranty.
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2011 Porsche Panamera Personalization Program Increase 540 hp

ATLANTA � Aug. 17, 2010 � In September Porsche will begin offering a Panamera Turbo Powerkit that increases engine output to 540 horsepower (standard is 500 horsepower). Other personalization upgrades include a Sport Design Package and the new 20-inch Panamera Sport wheels for the Panamera Turbo and the other Porsche V6- and V8-powered Panamera models.

The Panamera Turbo Powerkit features two new turbochargers with titanium aluminum
turbines, and engine management has been adapted to provide a further improvement in engine response. Maximum torque rises to 750 Nm (compared to 700 Nm in the standard production Panamera Turbo). If in Sport Plus mode, which is included in the Sport Chrono Turbo Package that is part of the Panamera Turbo Powerkit, torque rises to 800 Nm. This is an increase of 30 Nm over the standard Panamera Turbo fitted with the optional Sport Chrono Turbo Package and in Sport Plus mode.
In Sport Plus mode, the Panamera Turbo accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h (0 to 62 mph) in 3.9 sec � 0.1 sec faster than the production car. Top test track speed is 305 km/h compared with 303 km/h (188 mph) in the standard Panamera Turbo. In line with Porsche Intelligent Performance � more power with less fuel and less emissions � a Panamera Turbo with the Powerkit consumes no more fuel than the 500-horsepower production model. The official EPA fuel economy figures for the Panamera Turbo are 15 mpg city and 23 highway, and like its Panamera siblings the Panamera Turbo is not subject to the gas guzzler tax.
As a Porsche Exclusive option, the Powerkit is available next month for $21,730. Porsche Tequipment will offer the Powerkit as a retrofit upgrade beginning in November 2010.
Porsche also offers its Panamera customers its new Sport Design Package that includes a unique, exterior color painted front fascia with widened black air intake grilles. Other components include separate side skirts and the standard, exterior color rear underbody apron with diffuser and fins. Available in October 2010 as a Porsche Exclusive option or a Porsche Tequipment retrofit upgrade, the Sport Design Package is $4,590. On request, side skirts are available separately for $1,390.

Porsche also now offers the new 20-inch Panamera Sport wheels. The light alloy multi-spoke wheel is 9.5 inches wide on the front axle and 11.5 inches on the rear axle. They are available from Porsche Exclusive in GT silver metallic, black, or in the exterior car color. They also will be available from Porsche Tequipment in GT silver metallic and black.
The Panamera Turbo Powerkit is only available on the Panamera Turbo. The Sport Design Package and the Panamera Sport Wheels are available on all Porsche Panamera models (Panamera, Panamera 4, Panamera S, Panamera 4S and Panamera Turbo). Pricing varies by model.Since its U.S. introduction in October 2009, the Panamera has received numerous awards and recognition. The Panamera Turbo was named Playboy Magazine�s 2010 Car of the Year. Others include an Edmunds Inside Line Editors� Most Wanted Award, inclusion in�s Top Recommended Vehicles list, two Car and Driver Editors Choice Awards (Sports Sedans and Luxury Sedans), inclusion in�s list of 2010 Top 10 Road Trip Cars, Bloomberg Car of the Year, the Most Inspired Design award in Ward�s Auto Interior of the Year competition, Cars Best New Cars of 2010, and�s Car of the Month for January 2010.
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2011 Suzuki Equator 4.0 L V6 261 hp 100,000 Mile/7 Year Warranty

2011 Suzuki Equator 4.0 L V6 261 hp 100,000 Mile/7 Year Warranty

BREA, Calif. � With the introduction of the 360cc Jimny in 1970, Suzuki became the first Japanese automaker to enthusiastically embrace the consumer side of four-wheel drive. Suzuki built on that landmark introduction and its versatile and dynamic product line with the 2009 introduction of the Equator, marking the company�s first entry into the midsize pickup truck market. In 2011, the Suzuki Equator continues to offer an exceptional combination of style, utility, comfort and off-road capability.

The 2011 Equator remains available in both Extended Cab and Crew Cab body styles, each offering rear-wheel-drive or four-wheel-drive (4WD) configurations. To accommodate loads ranging from Suzuki�s ATVs to motorcycles, Suzuki offers Crew Cab variants in both Short Bed and Long Bed configurations. In addition, the Equator continues to incorporate class-leading standard safety features, including standard side-impact and rollover airbags and front seat-mounted side-impact airbags, as well as standard stability control on V6 models.

As with all retail 2011 Suzuki automobiles and light trucks, the Equator is backed by America�s #1 Warranty: a 100,000-mile/seven-year, fully transferable, zero-deductible powertrain limited warranty.
Power and Traction to the People
Built at Nissan�s manufacturing facility in Smyrna, Tenn., the 2011 Equator offers a choice of either a 2.5-liter DOHC inline four-cylinder engine with 152 horsepower and 171 lb.-ft. of torque or an available 4.0-liter, V6 DOHC engine producing an unsurpassed 261 horsepower with 281 lb.-ft. of torque. Designed for outstanding performance and durability, the Equator�s V6 engine features an aluminum block with cast iron cylinder liners, Teflon�1-coated pistons, micro-finished forged steel crankshaft, micro-finished camshafts driven by a silent two-stage timing chain and variable valve timing.
The Equator comes equipped with either a five-speed electronically controlled automatic transmission or a five-speed manual transmission (available only on four-cylinder models), and offers an available shift-on-the-fly 4WD system that features an electronically controlled part-time two-speed transfer case. For enhanced off-road capability, the rugged Equator 4�4 offers comprehensive off-road hardware including Bilstein Performance Shocks, electronic locking rear differential, four-wheel active limited slip traction control, Vehicle Dynamic Control (DVC), Hill Descent Control (HDC) and Hill Hold Control (HHC).
Big Truck Capability in a Smart-Sized Package

The Equator�s right-sized packaging suits both the work and recreational needs of many pickup truck customers. Though somewhat smaller than a full-size truck, the Equator is built with big-truck toughness and capability. The strong, fully-boxed frame uses a design completely appropriate to the full-size segment � and full-size needs. It is largely constructed of high-tensile strength steel, which is both stronger and lighter than conventional steel.
The Extended Cab and Crew Cab (standard bed) Equator offers a 125.9-inch wheelbase that provides outstanding driving stability and comfort, while its overall length of 206.6 inches provides the perfect balance of utility, maneuverability and composure. Its all-steel double-wishbone front suspension balances rugged capability with everyday driving comfort. In the rear, a solid axle configuration uses leaf springs with anti-windup bars and long suspension travel for a proven combination of on- and off-road capability and cargo capacity. Moreover, the go-anywhere Equator has all the qualifications to expand a customer�s weekend adventures with a maximum towing capacity of up to 6,300 pounds (V6 Extended Cab 4WD Sport Package and Crew Cab 2WD) to haul Suzuki motorcycles, ATVs and/or a boat with a sophisticated 4-stroke Suzuki outboard motor of up to 300hp.
Additional Equator chassis features include engine-speed sensitive power-assisted rack-and-pinion steering for responsiveness and good on-center feel and standard four-wheel disc brakes with an anti-lock braking system and electronic brake-force distribution for optimal stopping performance in all conditions. Equator also features a variety of available wheel and tire packages, including 16-inch off-road-style wheels with beefy BFGoodrich Rugged Trail P265/75R16 tires and 17-inch wheels with BFGoodrich Long Trail P265/65R17 tires.
Rugged Style
The Equator features a contemporary exterior design with a number of signature Suzuki elements, including the prominent hood, front fenders, grille, bumpers, front fascia and tailgate. A large Suzuki �S� over the honeycomb mesh grille proudly conveys Suzuki�s dynamic spirit and off-road history.
Both standard bed and long bed Equator Crew Cab models are equipped with a standard high-utility bed that includes a factory-applied spray-on bedliner and an optional innovative adjustable tie-down system using built in tracks, extending cargo hauling versatility for active and spontaneous lifestyles. The tie-down system employs five special �C� cross-section rails mounted in the bed (two channels in the bed floor and one each on the bed side rails and the bed header panel). Removable utility cleats slide into the channels, providing a wide range of attachment points for securing cargo. A full range of accessories are also available for use with the channel system, along with specialized bed accessories that make securing and transporting a motorcycle or ATV easier than in most competitive trucks.
Cruising Without the Bruising
The Equator�s interior strikes a balance between pickup truck function and sedan-style comfort, with both Extended Cab and Crew Cab body styles featuring flip-up rear seats, a fold-flat front passenger seat and removable storage boxes tucked beneath the rear seats to provide additional cargo capacity. Additional convenience features include a dual glove box with locking lower compartment and center console storage with power outlet. A number of power points and cupholders, including one-liter bottle storage in the front doors, are standard throughout the cabin. The Premium, Sport and RMZ-4 packages include standard power mirrors, door locks and windows; cruise control; and remote keyless entry.
The Equator Crew Cab RMZ-4 with Sport package takes it one step farther with a factory-installed moonroof. An exclusive moto-style bed extender increases cargo room for hauling dirt bikes and other gear, and off-road capability is enhanced with the addition of Vehicle Dynamic Control, Hill Descent Control and Hill Hold Control. On the inside, the Sport upgrade adds a 380-watt Rockford-Fosgate�2 AM/FM/6CD/XM Satellite Radio�3 with eight high-performance speakers plus subwoofer, an auxiliary input jack and Bluetooth capability. Bluetooth�4 and audio controls are located on the steering wheel so drivers can keep their eyes on the road or trail.
Safety Where Needed
The Equator boasts a comprehensive list of standard safety equipment, including front and rear crumple zones; dual-stage front airbags with seat belt sensors and a front occupant classification sensor; three-point front seat belts with pretensioners and load limiters; and both a tire pressure monitoring system and a standard stability control for all V6 models. The Equator also performed best among small pickups in the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) new roof crush test and received IIHS� highest rating in side-impact tests.
Putting Equator at the head of its class in safety, all Equator models also come equipped with front seat-side-impact airbags and curtain airbags for side impact and rollover protection for front and rear outboard passengers. Additionally, both Extended Cab and Crew Cab models provide three-point seat belts for all rear-seat occupants, including the center position for the Crew Cab. The LATCH (Lower Anchors and Tethers for Children) child seat anchor system is provided in the rear seat of the Crew Cab model.
2011 Equator Trim Levels and Packages
Pickup truck buyers traditionally demand a wide array of vehicle configurations and powertrain/driveline choices to meet their multi-tasking needs. Equator Extended Cab models are available with a four-cylinder engine and 2WD in Base and Premium trim lines, with the Base offering a choice between a five-speed manual transmission and a Premium five-speed automatic, plus additional amenities. The Premium trim line combines the 4.0-liter V6 with a five-speed automatic transmission and 4WD and adds a number of additional features.
The Equator Crew Cab offers two trim levels, all powered by the V6 with five-speed automatic transmission. The Crew Cab Sport model offers the choice of 2WD or 4WD. For off-road enthusiasts with a �confident explorer� attitude and appetite, Suzuki offers an RMZ-4 take on the Equator. A name synonymous with Suzuki�s class-leading motocross bikes, the RMZ-4 production model comes ready to kick sand or get muddy. It�s fully equipped with Dana 44 axles, electric rear locking differential, Bilstein high-performance shocks, skid plates and BFGoodrich Rugged Trail P265/75R16 tires.Fog lamps, chrome mirrors and door handles and a bed extender to accommodate motorcycles enhance the outside, while unique RMZ-4 seat material with red stitching, chrome instrument cluster bezel and vent trim, and a leather-wrapped steering wheel further enhance the interior. The numerous champions who have ridden Suzuki�s motorcycles to victory would be proud, and Equator�s owners will be too.
Technical Specifications � 2011 Suzuki Equator
Wheelbase: 125.9 inches (short bed); 139.9 (long bed)
Overall Length: 206.6 inches (short bed); 220.1 (long bed)
Overall Width: 72.8 inches
Engine: 2.5-liter, 4-cylinder, 16-valve DOHC engine;
4.0-liter, V6, 24-valve DOHC engine
Horsepower: 152 hp @ 5,200 rpm; 261 hp @ 5,600 rpm
Torque: 171 lb.-ft. @ 4,400 rpm; 281 lb.-ft. @ 4,000 rpm
Transmission, Manual: 5-speed manual
Transmission, Automatic: 5-speed automatic
Brakes: Front ventilated disc brakes and rear ventilated disc brakes; Electronic Brake Force Distribution
EPA Fuel Economy Estimates: 4-cylinder 2WD: MT 19/23; AT 17/22
V6 2WD: AT 15/20; V6 4WD: AT 15/20
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2011 Chrysler 200 Convertible with Proven 2.4 L World Gas Engine

2011 Chrysler 200 Convertible with Proven 2.4 L World Gas Engine

Chrysler introduces the new Chrysler 200 mid-size sedan. Offering consumers exceptional craftsmanship inside and out, a refined and spirited driving experience, innovative technology, an abundance of standard safety features and an extraordinary level of standard content, the 2011 Chrysler 200 is an exciting alternative for customers that want style and substance, all at a surprising value.

Virtually every system in the sedan is new or upgraded for 2011, giving the Chrysler 200 its own identity and space in the highly competitive mid-size sedan segment. Exterior and sheet metal upgrades include: front and rear fascias and fenders, grille featuring the new Chrysler brand winged badge, new hood, LED positioning light pipe in front headlamps, rear deck lid and exterior mirrors, new projector headlamps and fog lamps, new LED taillamps and an LED center high-mounted stoplight.
�Today�s customer is smarter and they expect their vehicle to be smart as well. They want beauty coupled with substance,� said Olivier Francois, President and CEO �Chrysler Brand, Chrysler Group LLC. �The new Chrysler 200 delivers reliability, capability, comfort, safety, fuel efficiency and style � beauty and substance.�
The new 2011 Chrysler 200 provides drivers an agile, confident, handling performance in all driving situations, whether it�s commuting to work, a weekend adventure on twisty roads or going out with family and friends. Virtually every part of the suspension has been retuned or redesigned for 2011, including 26 of 30 suspension bushings. The suspension geometry was completely re-engineered. The track is an inch wider, tire width has been increased from 215 to 225 mm and the Chrysler 200 has been lowered 12 mm in the front and 6 mm in the rear for a lower, wider, more substantial stance.
Customers will drive with confidence in the Chrysler 200 and experience less body roll, reduced vehicle shake on uneven road surfaces, improved isolation on rough roads, better steering precision, response and feel and increased grip with new premium tires.
A new and improved powertrain lineup also contributes to the new 200 sedan�s driving experience. The 2011 Chrysler 200 is offered with the proven 2.4-liter World Gas Engine, which has been recalibrated and is now available mated to a new six-speed transmission, for an exceptionally fun and fuel efficient driving experience. The new 200 sedan powered by the 2.4-liter I-4 engine produces 173 horsepower and 166 lb.-ft. of torque. The available new 3.6-liter Pentastar V-6 engine provides an even more exhilarating driving experience that offers customers the best of both worlds � best-in-class V-6 horsepower and exceptional fuel economy. The new 3.6-liter Pentastar V-6 engine produces 283 horsepower and 260 lb.-ft. of torque, and is mated to the 62TE six-speed transmission. For the value conscious consumer, the 2.4-liter World Gas Engine also is available mated to the proven four-speed automatic transmission.
Cabin quietness has been upgraded, resulting in one of the quietest cabins in the segment, and allowing passengers to enjoy their conversations, largely devoid of outside noise. Noise, vibration and harshness (NVH) were reduced and 45 new sound deadening treatments were added, including an acoustic glass windshield, laminated side glass usually only found in higher priced vehicles, new sound absorption materials throughout the vehicle and a new three-point engine mount system for the 2.4-liter World Gas Engine, for improved sound and isolation.
New sheet metal and exterior design highlights clean surfaces and sleek lines. The new, more sculpted front features the new distinctive Chrysler brand grille and the new signature Chrysler brand winged badge. A new hood, new front fascia, new projector headlamps and projector beam fog lamps round out the new face of the Chrysler 200. A new for 2011 rear deck lid, rear fascia, exterior mirrors, new LED taillamps and an LED center high-mounted stoplight completes the transformation.
With the all-new interior for 2011, customers will step into a level of craftsmanship, content and comfort that is world-class. The all-new instrument panel, bezels, gauge face and new Chrysler steering wheel transform the driver�s seat into an elegant atmosphere. Upgraded seats with a new design that incorporates more cushion material and revised spring geometry, as well as new leather and cloth seating materials, envelop the driver and passenger. Designers developed the new 2011 Chrysler 200 sedan with new �soft touch� armrests and instrument panel and new, premium interior finishes for touch points that are not only pleasing to the touch, but also to the eye. New heating and cooling outlets in the instrument panel offer improved design and functionality and complete the beautifully detailed interior.
The new Chrysler 200 offers customers innovative features to keep them connected and make the drive something to look forward to. Features include new ambient interior lighting and a new Chrysler brand steering wheel with integrated controls that allow the driver to operate the radio, cruise control, handsfree phone and other vehicle functions while keeping their hands on the wheel. Drivers stay connected with an available media center with voice command that is easy to use and offers radio, SIRIUS Satellite Radio, a 30 gigabyte hard drive, iPod� connectivity, streaming music capability and a navigation system with SIRIUS Travel Link, which provides real-time information.
An abundance of standard safety and security features in the new 2011 Chrysler 200 offer consumers peace of mind at a price they can afford. The 200 sedan�s standard safety features include: standard advanced multi-stage front passenger air bags, active head restraints, electronic stability control (ESC), front seat side air bags, side curtain air bags, four-wheel anti-lock brakes (ABS), electronic traction control, Lower Anchors and Tethers for Children (LATCH) child seat anchor system and available Uconnect� voice command.
The 2011 Chrysler 200 sedan is available in four different configurations in the United States. The Chrysler 200 LX, 200 Touring, 200 Limited and 200 S (late availability) models are packed with style, innovative features and a dynamic driving experience at a surprising value.
The standard mid-size sedan segment is the largest vehicle segment in the United States, with more than 1.6 million vehicles sold in 2009. The new 2011 Chrysler 200 is uniquely positioned as an exciting alternative for customers that want style and substance, all at a surprising value.
The 2011 Chrysler 200 sedan is available in the following exterior colors: Blackberry Pearl Coat, Bright Silver Metallic, Brilliant Black Crystal Pearl Coat, Deep Cherry Red Crystal Pearl Coat, White Gold Clear Coat, Stone White Clear Coat, Bright White Pearl Coat, Sapphire Crystal Metallic Clear Coat (late availability) or Black.
The new 2011 Chrysler 200 sedan will arrive in U.S. dealerships in fourth quarter 2010
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The New 2012 BMW K1600GTL police bikes new and latest

The New 2012 BMW K1600GTL

The BMW has produced new version motorcycle with an attractive appearance and good performance, the motorcycle called 2012 BMW K1600GTL. The BMW is accurate not to characterization the GTL as a luxury-touring motorcycle which was targeted by activity to abundant lengths to save weight and accumulate the BMW slim.
The BMW K1600GTL�s seated with the world�s lightest and most compact six-cylinder engine in a production motorcycle. Transversely mounted, the 1649cc in-line 6-cylinder engine is 
comparable in size to a 1000cc 4-cylinder plant. The engine produces 160 horsepower at 7,750 rpm with a maximum torque output of 129 ft/lbs at 5,250 rpm (of which 70% is available at just 1,500 rpm). Surprisingly, due the ability of the 6-cylinder configuration, the BMW K 1600 claims bigger afar per gallon (MPG) than the K 1300 GT.
 The new K bikes acquire ride-by-wire burke valve operation with a 3-way ride approach for ability commitment (rain � alley � dynamic) as able-bodied Activating Traction Control. Design cues are new academy BMW, with a adequately advancing adherent allowance and ancillary cut-aways that acknowledge the agent in a adventurous achievement of masculinity.
The GT is advised to awning a lot of ambit in a abbreviate bulk of time. The GTL fills the role as a added ambrosial best for two-up riding, able to bear above abundance while actual almost sporty.
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