2014 Opel Insignia OPC Sports Tourer

The 2014 Opel Insignia OPC Sports Tourer was presented at the 2013 International Motor Show in Frankfurt, Germany.

Multiple improvements have been revealed amongst which driving and handling received the most attention.

The car has undergone multiple design changes over the previous generation, which makes this Tourer an attractive choice for many.2014-Opel-Insignia-OPC-Sports-Tourer-soom-soom-B

Specifications

General Info
Vehicle Type: Wagon Base Price: NA
Fuel Tank Capacity: 18.5 gals (70 L) MPG: 18 city / 36 hwy
Dimensions*
Length: 193.2 in. (490.8 cm) Wheel Base: 107.8 in. (273.7 cm)
Height: 59.8 in. (152 cm) Width: 82.0 in. (208.4 cm)
Luggage Capacity: 17.7 cu ft Maximum Seating: 5 people
Performance*
Engine: 4 Cylinder Turbo DOHC Displacement: 1998 cc
Horsepower: 217 HP Max RPM: 5300 RPM
Torque: 259 lb-ft @ 2000-4000 rpm Transmission: 6-Speed Automatic
0-62 mph: 6.0 seconds Maximum Speed: 155 mph (250 km/h)

* Insignia Sports Tourer in Australia-Petrol

Engine

Opel offers multiple options in terms of engines. The Insignia OPC Sports Tourer 2.0 liter 4 cylinder engine has been limited to 155 mph as its maximum speed and comes with either a 6-speed manual or automatic gearbox.

The Insignia normally goes from 0 to 60 mph in 6 seconds for the standard version, while the Sports Tourer does it in 6.3 seconds.

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Performance

The German manufacturer decided to offer all-wheel drive as an option for its customers. Driving and road stability during difficult conditions is improved significantly while the air vents maintain a sufficient downforce to ensure a pleasant driving experience.

Exterior

Opel reworked the exterior featuring a brand new front. Two air vents have been placed vertically on the sides, right beneath the headlights that have been extended, reaching out to the sides of the car.

The front grille has chromed edges and another air vent has been placed right underneath it. Looking at the rear, the shape of the tail lights have been changed. They are now extended to the side while the bumper is now prominent because of its new shape.

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Interior

Following the legacy of the Insignia line, the interior is motorsport friendly. The engineers placed a larger navigation screen right between two air vents.

Chrome elements have been added to create a contrast with the overall black theme of the interior. The seats come covered in black leather.

The 2014 Opel Insignia OPC Sports Tourer manages to offer both the benefits of a sports car and a station wagon, making it a viable choice for those seeking a family car that can handle all kinds of driving conditions.

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September 30, 2013 at 9:09 pm | No comment

2014 Peugeot 5008

Part of their upcoming lineup, the 2014 Peugeot 5008 is a station wagon manufactured by the French automotive company, that is able to seat 7people. This latest model is aimed at targeting consumers that seek a spacious and modern family car.

Peugeot has gone to great lengths to improve their position in the market as a family vehicle. The 5008 is comparable to Peugeot’s other hatchback models in terms of ride and handling.2014-Peugeot-5008-over-the-hills-A

Specifications

General Info
Vehicle Type: MPV Base Price: £18,600
Fuel Tank Capacity: 15.6 gals (60 L) MPG: 30 city / 51 hwy
Dimensions
Length: 178.3 in. (452.9 cm) Wheel Base: 107.4 in. (272.7 cm)
Height: 64.8 in. (164.7 cm) Width: 72.3 in. (183.7 cm)
Gross Weight: 4828 lbs (2190 kg) Ground Clearance: NA
Luggage Capacity: 23.8 cu ft Maximum Seating: 5 people
Performance
Engine: 4 Cylinder DOHC* Displacement: 1598 cc
Horsepower: 120 HP Max RPM: 6000 RPM
Torque: 118 lb-ft @ 4250 rpm Transmission: 5-Speed Manual

* Petrol

Engine

The 2014 5008 comes in either a diesel and petrol version. The diesel version will come either a 1.6 liter and a 2.0 liter option, while the petrol comes in a 1.6 liter engine.

All models come can be fitted with a 5 speed manual gearbox or a 6 speed automatic gearbox. Fuel efficiency ranges from 33.6 mpg city to 67.2 mpg depending on your engine choice for the car.2014-Peugeot-5008-not-so-plain-B

Performance

The 5008 will come with multiple safety and handling features such as ASR or Snow Motion that improve car stability during difficult road and weather conditions. Their EPS system has been added to provide better car control and a Hill Assist function.

Exterior

The exterior of the car preserves some of the manufacturer’s signature design elements seen in most of their previous models.

It features the typical Peugeot front grille with chromed lines but a bit larger than in smaller models. The headlights have a "c-shape" design while the air vents are shaped around the fog lights.

Interior

The car will come with total interior sound insulation. All seats are covered with black leather with grey lines on the edges.

The dashboard features digital gauges and instruments while the control panel has been separated from the navigation system placed right on top of the dashboard. The gearbox handle has been raised to create a step-like shape.

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Adding a reworked body, improved interior and a few extra safety features, the 2014 Peugeot 5008 attempts to become a viable choice for drivers that want a fully functional hatchback that can also serve just as good as a station wagon.

September 30, 2013 at 10:09 am | No comment

2014 Chevrolet Camaro Convertible

The 2014 Chevrolet Camaro Convertible is soon to debut and many Chevrolet fans cannot wait to get a glimpse or even ride one. This model promises to be one of the most advanced ever produced by the legendary manufacturer.

There is a reason this car is so highly anticipated. It might be the best new muscle car released by Chevy in years. It is a car that can travel at high speeds on a powerful engine does need to look good looking inside and out while on the road.2014-Chevrolet-Camaro-Convertible-nah-A

Specifications

General Info
Vehicle Type: Convertible Base Price: €39,990
Fuel Tank Capacity: 19 gals (72 L) MPG: 16 city / 24 hwy
Dimensions*
Length: 190.5 in. (278.1 cm) Wheel Base: 112.3 in. (285.2 cm)
Height: 54.7 in. (138.9 cm) Width: 75.5 in. (191.8 cm)
Curb Weight: 4172 lbs (1892 kg) Ground Clearance: NA
Luggage Capacity: 10.2 cu ft Maximum Seating: 4 people
Performance**
Engine: V8 DOHC RWD Displacement: 6.2 Liter
Horsepower: 432 HP Max RPM: 5900 RPM
Torque: 421 lb-ft @ 4600 rpm Transmission: 6-Speed Manual
0-60 mph: 5.4 seconds Maximum Speed: NA

* US Model 1LT
** European Trim

Engine

The power generated by the 6.2 liter V8 engine might impress even long time fans of "muscle" cars, or even "ponies". You are given the option between an automatic or manual transmission. The Convertible is able to go from 0 to 60 mph in 5.4 seconds.

The V8 engine produces 432 horsepower at 5,900 rpm and 421 lb ft of torque. No matter which transmission you choose, the car definitely can handle amazingly well when it drives even with the power the engine provides.

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Exterior

The 2014 Chevrolet Camaro Convertible offer brilliant aerodynamic engineering that maintains heating and cooling even at the aforementioned high speeds. A well crafted functional hood vent contributes to this result.

The aerodynamic design that went into the hood, body, and grille offers another huge benefit: the looks of the car are improved immensely. This is definitely a very visually appealing vehicle to own.2014-Chevrolet-Camaro-Convertible-bumbling A

Interior

The interior of the car is comfortable as a lot of attention went into ensuring the seats are spacious. Power adjustable Recaro sport bucket seats are covered in leather which further contributes to the look and comfort.

Several unique features are found in the car. The Chevrolet MyLink is connected to a radio and its accompanying touch screen is a treat both visually and functionally.

USB, Bluetooth and an auxiliary connection for Smartphone connectivity is available as well. Voice recognition and text to speech software further contribute to the personality of the 2014 Chevrolet Camaro Convertible.

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September 29, 2013 at 9:09 pm | No comment

2014 Lexus GX 460

The 2014 Lexus GX 460 made its debut at the Frankfurt Auto in Germany show just a couple of days ago.

It was one of the cars that many car enthusiasts have been waiting to see. Lexus promises an exciting new design for this GX model.

It comes out much cheaper than the 2013 model and is offered in two different grades.2014-Lexus-GX-460-at-home-A

Specifications

General Info
Vehicle Type: SUV Base Price: $53,795
Fuel Tank Capacity: 23 gals (87 L) MPG: 15 city / 20 hwy
Dimensions
Length: 189.2 in. (480.5 cm) Wheel Base: 109.8 in. (279 cm)
Height: 74.2 in. (188.5 cm) Width: 74.2 in. (188.5 cm)
Curb Weight: 5128 lbs (2326 kg) Ground Clearance: 8.1 in. (20.5 cm)
Luggage Capacity: 64.7 cu ft* Maximum Seating: 7 people
Performance
Engine: 4.6 Liter V8 VVT-i Compression Ratio: 10.2: 1
Horsepower: 301 HP Max RPM: 5500 RPM
Torque: 329 lb-ft @ 3500 rpm Transmission: 6-Speed Automatic ECT-i
0-60 mph: 7.8 seconds Tow Capacity: 6500 lbs** (2948 kgs)

* Maximum Cargo capacity
** With tow hitch

Engine

The new six-speed Electronically Controlled Transmission is something that Lexus is incorporating in all the new models. It comes with a powerful 4.6-liter V8 engine that gives out 301 horse power at 5,500 rpm.

It is very fuel efficient for a V8 and can deliver up to 15 mpg city driving.2014-Lexus-GX-460-neighborhood-watch-B

Performance

The new model is a pleasure to drive. It includes Adaptable Air Suspension as well as a Blind Spot Monitor. The safety features in this 2014 GX460 model have been enhanced with the driver in mind.

It includes the standard ten airbags and pre-collision control. It also delivers trail driving capability, making its off-road performance exceptional.

Exterior & Interior

The new Lexus GX460, as promised, underwent a whole new face lift. It features a new grill with standard LED headlamps as well as daytime running lights. It also received a number of enhancements on the inside and is more spacious than ever.

This new model has a new touch-screen display located in the center console and has a lot of techie features which were not available in the last year's model.

The new 2014 Lexus GX 460 gives drivers more options when it comes to the premium and entry-level packages. It is perfect for drivers who want to get their hands on a fully capable SUV.

There are new features added to make this vehicle very attractive. These includes things like three zone climate control, heated and ventilated seats, intuitive parking assistant and a navigation system with a back-up monitor.

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September 29, 2013 at 8:09 am | No comment

2014 Audi A8L

The 2014 Audi A8L is quickly emerging as one of the most anticipated new releases. When it comes to performance and comfort, Audi truly is one of the top manufacturers to deliver.

The 2014 A8 is another example of what we get when luxury and design come together. This is clearly is among the most innovative of the newer models released by this popular car manufacturer.2014-Audi-A8L-interested A

Specifications

General Info
Vehicle Type: Luxury Sedan Base Price: $78,800
Fuel Tank Capacity: 23.8 gals (90 L) MPG: 18 city / 28 hwy
Dimensions
Length: 207.4 in. (526.8 cm) Wheel Base: 122.9 in. (312.2 cm)
Height: 57.5 in. (146.1 cm) Width: 76.7 in.* (194.8 cm)
Curb Weight: 4464 lbs (2025 kg) Ground Clearance: NA
Luggage Capacity: 13.2 cu ft Maximum Seating: 5 people
Performance
Engine: Six Cylinder DOHC Displacement: 2995 cc
Horsepower: 333 HP Max RPM: 5500 RPM
Torque: 325 lb-ft @ 2900 rpm Transmission: 8-Speed Tiptronic® Automatic
0-60 mph: 5.5 seconds Maximum Speed: 130 mph**(209 km/h)

* Without mirrors
** Electronically limited

Engine

The power of the A8L's engine makes it the most powerful found in a model bearing the Audi name. There are actually two gasoline and two diesel engines available in the German market.

Many people will be interested in the previous engines, the 3.0 liter V6 TFSI with 310 horsepower and the V8 twin-turbo 4.0 TFSI with 435 horsepower.

The 8 speed Tiptronic from Audi is an electronically controlled automatic transmission that makes it easier to shift gears and deliver the speed and performance required seamlessly.

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Exterior

The Audi A8L has been constructed as a very lightweight performance car. Only 4,034.46 lbs in weight, this makes it one of the lightest all-wheel drive cars in the market.

The frame of the car is comprised mostly of aluminum contributing to its light weight.2014-Audi-A8L-really-long D

Interior

The interior is spacious allowing for maximum comfort. Most interesting though, the front seats come with ventilation and massaging features. This ensures passengers travel in ease and comfort. It comes with a four-zone automatic air conditioning which further enhances the luxurious sense you get when driving the A8L.

Added Features

The unique driving assistance system provides confidence. Audi's basic safety system has been expanded to include an adaptive cruise control with Stop&Go function allowing drive time to be less stressful and, to a degree, safer.

The MMI navigation plus has also been integrated into the vehicle which offers the option for adding a car phone to the unit.

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September 28, 2013 at 7:36 pm | No comment

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