|Posted by GearUp on March 5, 2012 at 6:25 AM||comments (0)|
Strut-type front suspensions, known for their light weight and low cost, can provide excellent steering and handling characteristics. Witness all the fine-handling BMWs and Porsches that use struts up front. But when these components are burdened with steering, suspension, and driving responsibilities, problems arise. The situation goes critical when abundant pow...Read Full Post »
|Posted by GearUp on February 23, 2012 at 6:20 AM||comments (0)|
t’s a stretch, but possible,” said Gunnar Herrmann, the vehicle line director for the Focus, in which the three-cylinder 1.0-litre engine will shortly make its debut.
Ford is believed to have a functioning prototype of a high-output version of this engine already. It is thought to be using an electric supercharger in the role of the small turbocharger, which hands over power to another turbocharger from the 1.6-litre Ec...Read Full Post »
|Posted by GearUp on February 23, 2012 at 5:30 AM||comments (0)|
The interior shots also reveal that the dashboard closely resembles that of the Audi A1 supermini.
It has already been confirmed that Audi’s MMI terminal has been completely redeveloped, and is now narrower to fit the slim transmission tunnel of the forthcoming A3. The system centres around the touchwheel, which combines the wheel function of the current MMI with the touchpad functionality fitted to the A6 and A8. It enables t...Read Full Post »
|Posted by GearUp on February 21, 2012 at 8:00 AM||comments (0)|
Building on the developments brought to the standard SL shown at the Detroit motor show back in January, the SL63 AMG is based around a lightweight aluminium and magnesium structure that is claimed to reduce weight by 125kg over its predecessor.
Power comes from AMG’s latest M157 engine. The twin-turbocharged 5.5-litre V8, already used in the E63, CLS63, S63, CL63 and ML63, has been tuned to...Read Full Post »
|Posted by GearUp on February 8, 2012 at 4:50 AM||comments (0)|
Cabriolet Concept inside a globe debut for the 2011 Wörthersee - it may be the first officially built open-top edition within the icon.You can obtain a lot of outstanding reasons for adding this actually dynamic concept in 2011: the year 2010, the Golf GTI celebrates its 35th anniversary , together with the legendary GTI Meet at Wörthersee is taken spot for any 30th time.
Whilst the development Gol...Read Full Post »
|Posted by GearUp on January 25, 2012 at 8:25 AM||comments (1)|
The all-new BMW M6 will be the most powerful super-coupé in BMW’s history when it goes on sale this summer. The M6 gets the twin-turbo 4.4-litre V8 from the M5, which is good for412kw
The M6’s rear-drive chassis has been tuned extensively at the Nürburgring and BMW insiders claim that it has the dynamic proficiency to cope with prodigious power outputs.
|Posted by GearUp on January 13, 2012 at 4:30 AM||comments (0)|
Audi pushed back the introduction of the A3 for a full year in order to bring the A4 and A5 facelifts, which are crucial in order to keep up with BMW and Mercedes on the global market. But now that out of the way, nothing is stopping them from bringing the new compact, expected to arrive late next year as a 2013 mode...Read Full Post »
|Posted by GearUp on January 11, 2012 at 6:15 AM||comments (0)|
Aston Martins often prove capable of tangling with the likes of Ferraris and Lamborghinis. But one thing that sets them apart is that, while their Italian counterparts often place their engines amidship, Astons are always front-engined. Right?
Well, discounting their Lola-built LMP1 Le Mans racer, everything that rolls out of the factory in Gaydon – much as they did before ...Read Full Post »
|Posted by GearUp on January 9, 2012 at 7:35 AM||comments (0)|
The legend is back! Lotus has unveiled today the new Esprit sports car. Described as the "ultimate Lotus," the new Esprit will go into production at the end of 2012, with first deliveries beginning in late 2013, early 2014. Lotus announced an estimated price of R1.4m.
At the unveiling of the Evora S model in San Jose in June 2011, Lotus Cars USA PR boss, Kevin Smith, co...Read Full Post »
|Posted by GearUp on November 15, 2011 at 2:35 AM||comments (0)|
VW Polo never had price as its advantage. The car has always been one of the most expensive hatchbacks in the country to own. Now to not have features such as steering mounted audio controls, and Buletooth connectivity for the audio system in one of the most expensive cars on sale may not have gone down too well with the existing as well as prospective customers.
Apart from this, VW is planning to provide the Polo a mid-life faceli...Read Full Post »