2015 Mercedes-Benz V-Class

The all new 2015 Mercedes-Benz V-Class people mover has been unveiled.

It has replaced the Viano and Valente editions in the German auto manufacturer's line-up.

The new V-Class is said to be more passenger-focused and can fit up to eight people.

This edition boasts of a new design, improved efficiency and safety features.
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Specifications

General Info
Vehicle Type: MPV Base Price: NA
Fuel Tank Capacity: 16.5 gals (75 L) Miles Per Gallon: 31 city / 42 hwy
Dimensions*
Length: 192.7 in. (489.5 cm) Wheel Base: 125.9 in. (320 cm)
Height: 74 in. (188 cm) Width: 74.8 in. (190.1 cm)*
Curb Weight: 4826 lbs (2189 kg) Maximum Seating: 6 people
Performance
Engine: Inline 4 CDI Diesel Displacement: 2.1 Liter
Horsepower: 134 HP Max RPM: 3800 RPM
Torque: 243 lb-ft @1400-2400 rpm Transmission: 6-Speed Manual
Towing Capacity: 1653 lbs (750 kg) Maximum Speed: 112 mph (180 km/h)

* Viano short model specs

Engine

This new edition comes with a six-speed manual transmission; however some versions have the option for a seven-speed automatic transmission.

It comes with a 2.1 liter turbo diesel engine, and will have three choices when it comes to power output levels.

Although official statistics have yet to be revealed, this edition is said to save drivers up to 28 percent in terms of fuel use as compared to its predecessor.

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Performance

The new V-Class focuses on luxury and comfort. It has a generous sense of space and lightness. The van delivers a smooth drive and is equipped with a new multi-function steering wheel which was inspired by aviation technology.

The new V-Class is comfortable, economic and fuel efficient. The new and improved suspension is the benchmark for agility as well as safety.

Exterior

The van will be available in three different lengths, from 16 feet (4.9 meters) to nearly 17 feet (5.17 meters). It is equipped with high-tech cross-wind assistance systems which help aerodynamics.

Interior

The interior comes with a microphone system so that the driver can communicate with the rear passengers of the van. It comes with a new infotainment system with improved technology.

The 2015 V-Class is luxury-focused with a sleek design and small details which increase comfort. It features new technologies and have passed the Euro 6 safety standard. It is an impressive van with interior infotainment functions that cater to the needs of the passenger.

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April 17, 2014 at 1:34 pm | No comment

2015 McLaren 650S

The 2015 McLaren 650S is officially out, it is the new model in McLaren’s growing portfolio.

This car was launched in a bid to compete with Lamborghini, Ferrari and Porsche at the top of the supercar league.

This car is powerful compared to the previous models.

The car is not only sensational to drive but it’s also generously equipped to give extraordinary comfort.
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Specifications

General Info
Vehicle Type: Coupe Base Price: NA
Dimensions
Length: 177.6 in. (451.2 cm) Wheel Base: 105.1 in. (267 cm)
Height: 47.2 in. (119.9 cm) Width: 82.4 in. (209.3 cm)
Performance
Engine: V8 Twin Turbo Displacement: 3.8 Liter
Horsepower: 641 HP Transmission: 7-Speed Automatic

Engine & Performance

The engine in this new sports car is the M838T turbocharged 3.8 liter V8 engine found in the 12C and P1.

The car can sprint from zero to 62 mph in just 3 seconds. It takes 8.4 second to hit 124 mph and 25.4 seconds to hit 186 mph.
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At a speed of 186 mph, this car run the quarter-mile in only 10.5 seconds. The top speed is 207 mph.

The McLaren Air-brake has also been refined and is now more intelligent in how it deploys. The Air-brake doesn’t just work while braking, its rear wing now flattens at very high speeds in a straight line, just like the Formula 1 DRS system.

Exterior

The exterior of this sports is a combination of the 12C and P1. However, from the front end, the car is modeled after new P1 super-car.

The large intakes behind the doors feed air into the radiators to keep the turbo V8 cool. Split-spoke wheels are all forged and are actually bespoke to 650.

The car tires are branded MCI and are exclusive to 650S. They were actually developed by Pirelli just for the 650S.

Interior

The interior is identical to the 12C. Sufficient leather and suede-finished surfaces have been lavished on the 650S, including the navigation and control system furnished with an updated version of McLaren’s ProActive Chassis-control system.

The standard equipment include Bluetooth, a satellite radio and the navigation. For those who wish to add extra weight, you can opt for the fixed-back racing seats which are made of the carbon fiber.

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April 16, 2014 at 1:34 pm | No comment

2015 Lincoln Navigator

The 2015 Lincoln Navigator debuted at the recently concluded 2014 Chicago Auto Show. The latest Navigator underwent more than a basic "facelift".

The SUV went through a handful of changes, yet, still focusing on meeting expectations of its base of loyal young customers. The Navigator has been long-defined as the full-size luxury SUV in its segment in the automobile industry.
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Specifications

General Info
Vehicle Type: SUV Base Price: NA
Fuel Tank Capacity: 28 gals (106 L) Miles Per Gallon: NA
Dimensions
Length: 207.4 in. (526.8 cm) Wheel Base: 119 in. (302.3 cm)*
Height: 78.3 in. (198.9 cm)* Width: 79.7 in. (202.4 cm)*
Luggage Capacity: 54.4 cu ft(behind 2nd row)* Maximum Seating: 8 people
Performance
Engine: V6 EcoBoost® Displacement: 3.5 Liter
Horsepower: 370 HP Torque: 430 lb-ft
Transmission: 6-Speed Automatic Towing Capacity: 9000 lbs (4082 kg)

* 2014 Navigator Specs

Engine

The old v8 engine of the Navigator has been replaced with a direct-injected EcoBoost 3.5 liter V6. It is now equipped with a more powerful, yet fuel-efficient turbocharged engine.

This new engine is set to deliver 370 horsepower and 430 lb.-ft. of torque. This powerful new engine is predicted to set records for this year's best-in-towing.
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Performance

Critics claim that this edition handles better than previous models. It sports electronically adjustable shocks and rides smoothly over bumps on the road.

Although the Navigator's automatic transmission only has six speeds, it comes with a 4.10 drive ratio.

Drivers can also control the ride of the vehicle by selecting one of three modes.

Interior & Exterior

The new Navigator received an upgrade on the interior. The stitching along the seats and doors compliment the newly installed treated leather. It also improved noise reduction inside the cabin.

The exterior was designed with the guidance of Max Wolfe, and the new edition received an all new signature split-winged grill.

The tailgate has also changed, receiving a full-width lighting treatment which gives it a modern and refreshed look. Similarities to older models are still evident.

The 2015 Lincoln Navigator brings luxury through technology. Although the exterior remains true to the previous models released years ago, a number of significant changes contribute to the vehicle's comfort and performance.

The new Navigator is to hit showrooms as early as the third quarter of 2014.

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April 15, 2014 at 1:46 pm | No comment

2014 Mini John Cooper Works Concept

The 2014 Mini John Cooper Works Concept is the hottest new version of a once-tiny car. The Works Concept recently rolled onto the NAIAS Auto show in Detroit.

Basically, this concept is a preview of the next line of JWC variants. The John Cooper's have been in the market since BMW re-launched the Mini in the early 2000s. This concept will be the largest John Cooper works yet; it’s a bit wider and the 3rd gen Mini has also grown by about 4.5 inches in length.2014-Mini-John-Cooper-Works-Concept-old-school-A

Specifications

General Info
Vehicle Type: Hatchback Base Price: NA
Fuel Tank Capacity: 13.2 gals (50 L) Miles Per Gallon: 26 city / 35 hwy
Dimensions*
Length: 151.3 in. (384.3 cm) Wheel Base: 97.1 in. (246.6 cm)
Height: 55.7 in. (141.5 cm) Width: 66.3 in. (168.4 cm)
Curb Weight: 2679 lbs (1215 kg) Ground Clearance: 5.1 in. (13 cm)
Luggage Capacity: 5.7 cu ft Maximum Seating: 4 people
Performance*
Engine: Inline 4 Turbo Displacement: 1.6 Liter
Horsepower: 208 HP Max RPM: 6000 RPM
Torque: 192 lb-ft @1750-5500 rpm Transmission: 6-Speed Manual
0-60 mph: 6.2 seconds Maximum Speed: 148 mph (238 km/h)

* Base John Cooper Works trim

Engine

Mini said that the concept will feature 'an unmistakable engine soundtrack’. This 2014 Mini Cooper is powered by a 134-hp turbocharged 1.5 liter 3-cylinder.

On the other hand the new Cooper S will feature a turbo 2.0 liter 4-cylinder engine developed by BMW. This engine will produce 189 hp and 207 lb-ft torque.

This concept features a sports exhaust system which help the Mini breathe easily.

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Exterior

One of the most noticeable parts of this car is the front sprinter; its modular design includes 3 blocky air-intakes that dominate the car's style. The color is exclusive to this Concept and is known as the Bright Highways Grey.

In addition to the huge front air intakes, this car has LED headlights together with black surround on the front grille. An aerodynamic package comes with side skirts and a rear bumper with a diffuser and air outlets.

The car rides on handsomely chunky set of 18-inch 5-spoke wheels.

Interior

The wheelbase has been stretched with rear doors added. A thrilling driving experience awaits the driver; the car will have the latest in technology and other great features.

Cargo room is expected to increase in the 4-door model, specially once the rear seats are folded down.

The amount of interior space should be close to that of the Mini Clubman. Despite its size, Mini has promised that the interior features will give the driver a fun, comfortable driving experience.

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April 12, 2014 at 4:44 am | No comment

2014 Audi R18 e-tron quattro LMP1 Racecar

The 2014 Audi R18 e-tron quattro LMP1 Racecar is viewed as the most advanced and complex vehicle built by Audi. The new model seeks to build on the previous incarnation that was a Le Mans winner.

New Innovations

The LMP1 Racecar is distinguished by a number of brilliant new innovations. The V6 TDI mid-engine has been improved so that it offers improved power and performance.

The front axle has been integrated with the e-tron quattro hybrid system allowing it to store kinetic energy to be called upon when required. A brilliant new hybrid system has been produced with an electric turbocharger allowing the internal combustion engine to store energy converted from heat.

Among the benefits from these improvements is this model uses 30% less fuel.

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Aerodynamics

The body is slimmer than earlier versions and this allows the R18 to travel in a much more aerodynamically sound manner. The wheels helps cut down on drag resistance. With less drag, the car can fly down the racetrack.

The shape of the front wheels has also been modified to further enhance how it performs aerodynamically.

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Safety Enhancements

Learning from past experience, Audi has improved on the safety features of this model, the cockpit structure has been enhanced. The visibility capabilities for the driver has been boosted.

The monocoque has been layered with fabrics. The weight is a little heavier and this can also reduce damage in an accident.

All in all, the 2014 Audi R18 e-tron quattro LMP1 Racecar is one of the most impressive models released under the banner of this manufacturer.2014-Audi-R18-e-tron-quattro-LMP1-Racecar-can-you-see-it-C

April 11, 2014 at 4:44 am | No comment

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