Mercedes-Benz released Mercedes-Benz Future Truck 2025 full gallery and details

Tuesday, 23 September 2014

Mercedes-Benz has released fresh details and images about a brand new truck which promises a "revolution on the motorways" for the year 2025.
Start up the engine and LEDs begin to illuminate the front mask and headlights while changing directions will enable an orange flashing pattern to warn traffic participants about the truck's intentions. The lights turn white when the truck is being driven manually and blue when the autonomous mode is enabled.

Step inside the cabin and you will notice an "almost puristic" design with an uncluttered layout combined with natural materials to create a relaxing environment. When travelling in autonomous mode, the driver can recline his seat and turn it by 45 degrees to adopt a more comfortable working position while using the removable tablet.

More importantly, the Mercedes-Benz Future Truck 2025 is equipped with radar sensors and camera technology granting the possibility of autonomous driving. It boasts a "Highway Pilot" system similar to the autopilot function of an aircraft while a radar sensor installed in the lower area of the front end scans the road up ahead in both long (250 meters) and short (70 meters) ranges.

There's also a stereo camera above the instrument panel support behind the windscreen scanning 100 meters up ahead and 45 degrees horizontally & 27 degrees vertically. This stereo camera is capable of identifying single or two-lane roads, stationary or moving objects, pedestrians, as well as any other objects within the monitored area.

The Mercedes-Benz Future Truck 2025 is more than just for show as a prototype was actually built and tested this past summer at speeds of up to 50 mph (80 km/h) in "realistic traffic situations" on a section of the A14 highway in Magdeburg, Germany.


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GMC introduced 2015 GMC Sierra Elevation Edition

Saturday, 20 September 2014

GMC today introduced the 2015 GMC Sierra Elevation Edition, a new entry to the sport pickup truck market. The Elevation Edition, which goes on sale later this year, offers a combination of style and content unavailable from competitors in the sport truck segment.
“Much in the same way the Sierra Denali and Sierra HD Denali models raised the standard for premium pickup trucks, the Sierra Elevation Edition will surprise and excite customers shopping for a sport pickup,” said Duncan Aldred, U.S. vice president, Buick and GMC. “With its striking looks, sophisticated connectivity features and legendary capability, the Elevation Edition raises the standard of what a sport pickup truck can be.”

Built on the strong foundation of the standard 2015 Sierra 1500 double-cab pickup, the 2015 Sierra Elevation Edition incorporates a body-colored grille surround, color-keyed door handles, mirror caps, side moldings and front and rear bumpers designed to give Elevation a sporty monochromatic appearance.

Elevation models also feature premium headlamps with distinctive light-emitting diode, or LED, lighting, fog lamps, and black-painted 20-inch aluminum-alloy wheels.

All Sierra Elevation Edition models are equipped with remote keyless entry, power mirrors, a 110-volt AC power outlet, and LED cargo box lighting. Advanced connectivity is included with every Elevation Edition, as a 4.2-inch Intellilink color touchscreen audio system and Bluetooth phone connectivity are standard. Elevation Edition models also feature OnStar with 4G LTE Connectivity, which provides an in-car Wi-Fi hotspot for up to seven devices.

The 2015 Sierra Elevation Edition is offered with two- or four-wheel drive. A 4.3-liter EcoTec3 V-6 engine is standard equipment, and delivers 285 horsepower, 305 lb-ft of torque, and EPA highway ratings up to 24 mpg. A 355-horsepower, 5.3-liter EcoTec3 V-8 is optional.

The 2015 Sierra Elevation Edition will be available at GMC dealerships by the end of 2014. Pricing for the Elevation Edition will be announced later.

GMC has manufactured trucks since 1902, with innovation and engineering excellence built into all GMC vehicles.  The brand is evolving to offer more fuel-efficient trucks and crossovers, including the Terrain small SUV and Acadia crossover. GMC’s highest-volume vehicle, the Sierra pickup, is the most powerful light duty pickup on the market, and the first full-size pickup to receive the highest possible five-star Overall Vehicle Score for safety since the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration changed its New Car Assessment Program for the 2011 model year. Details on all GMC models are available at http://www.gmc.com/, onTwitter at @thisisgmc or at http://www.facebook.com/gmc.

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Peugeot introduced Peugeot 208 XY JBL limited edition for France

Friday, 19 September 2014

Peugeot has introduced the 208 XY JBL special edition that will be available only in France.
Built in partnership with car audio specialist JBL, the model will be produced in a limited run of 25 examples. The compact car is equipped with a JBL audio system with 8 speakers, a 240W amplifier and a subwoofer. The sound wave is controlled by the AuraVox equalization software with two modes available – one for when the driver is alone in the car, focusing on his seat, and another one providing a similar experience to all passengers.

In terms of design, the 208 XY JBL comes with a set of 17-inch Mercure Anthra alloy wheels, JBL plates on the front fenders and chromed door handles and mirror cases. Inside the cabin, there are new sports seats, while the standard equipment also includes a touchscreen navigation system, LED daytime running lights, a panoramic roof and a park assist system.

Order books in France are already open and the special edition is offered with two engine options - the petrol 1.6 THP 155 and the diesel 1.6 e-HDi 115 FAP. Prices start 23,350 EUR ($30,075).

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Range Rover announced Range Rover Evoque SW1 for Paris Motor Show

Thursday, 18 September 2014

Range Rover announced Range Rover Evoque SW1 debuts in Paris Motor Show. The Evoque SW1 is being billed as the "first in a series of 'Inspired by Britain' special editions from Jaguar Land Rover." The British Empire continues to crumble but that hasn't stopped Land Rover from paying tribute to Queen and country with the new Evoque SW1 special edition.
Land Rover celebrates the best of British with new personalisation options and technology for the Range Rover Evoque. SW1 Special Edition Evoque is the first in a series of "Inspired by Britain" special editions from Jaguar Land Rover's award winning design team. The new models provide additional personalisation opportunities for Evoque customers globally.

The instantly recognisable design of the British flag and its combination of red, white and blue provides the perfect theme for Evoque, which is a huge British success story. Range Rover Evoque was designed and developed at Land Rover's Design and Engineering headquarters in Gaydon, Oxfordshire, and is manufactured in Halewood, Merseyside. To date Evoque has won 161 international awards and recorded more than 340,000 sales worldwide, making it the fastest-selling Land Rover of all time.

"The Range Rover Evoque is a fresh interpretation of classic Range Rover design cues" said Land Rover Design Director and Chief creative Office, Gerry McGovern. "These special editions are a celebration of our Britishness. Evoque is designed and engineered in Britain and we know that resonates with our Global consumers."

The full colour SW1 Special Edition Evoque will be on the Land Rover stand on the consumer days of the Paris Motor show and will be available for customers to order from mid-October.

SW1 Special Edition Evoque Design

The colourful SW1 Special Edition Evoque offers co-ordinated features inside and out. Based on the current Dynamic body style, it will be offered in Firenze Red, Fuji White, Loire Blue, Santorini Black and Corris Grey with a contrast Fuji white roof and gloss Fuji white 20" alloy wheels. Stylish Union Flag graphics feature on the rear spoiler and the white door mirror housings. White tick decals also adorn the bodywork - changed to red for the Fuji White paint option.

The cabin continues the theme with Taurus Ebony leather upholstery, door inserts, arm rests and facia trim picked out with contrast Cirrus stitching. A stand-out anodised red finish is applied to the rotary shift controller and shift paddles for models fitted with the 9-speed automatic transmission, while versions with the manual transmission receive a unique themed gear lever insert. Headrests are finished with tags bearing the Union Flag colour graphic, and this is repeated on the carpet mats with Ebony binding. As a finishing touch, the same motif, rendered in monochrome, is etched into the sill plates and vehicle key.

SW1 Special Edition Evoque Monochrome adds a twist by following the style treatment of the Evoque Union, but with the graphics and details presented in a single colour, Based on the Pure body style, it will be available with a choice of Santorini Black, Fuji White and Corris Grey paint finishes, with a contrast black roof on the second two colours. Again, Fuji gloss white 20" alloy wheels and the tick decals are featured. The interior features Ebony upholstery, door trim and facia insert. The anodised red rotary control and shift paddles strike an eye-catching contrast inside. Both special edition models feature unique white RANGE ROVER lettering on the bonnet.

Head-Up Display

Range Rover Evoque is now available with an advanced integrated laser Head-Up Display (HUD). The secondary driver information display projects useful information directly onto the vehicle's windscreen and into the driver's field of vision. In a world first, the Land Rover system features laser holographic techniques, resulting in superior colour saturation, brightness and contrast compared to rival systems, and all in a small, lightweight package. The innovative laser system is more robust against issues such as "washout" - the effect that the glare from sunlight has on inferior LED-based systems.

A further addition to the Range Rover Evoque's suite of innovate technologies, HUD allows drivers to maintain a clear view of the road, while simultaneously receiving key driving information such as road speed, gear position, turn-by-turn navigation, traffic sign recognition, the cruise control set speed and the Automatic Cruise Control (ACC) status, including warnings. The system is fully configurable and customisable all functions can be switched on or off, brightness can be increased or decreased and the vertical position of the display can be adjusted from the cluster menu.

"Jaguar Land Rover's HUD system is an innovative driver information tool, which really pushes the boundaries of advanced laser projection technology. It borrows from military technology - which, until now, has been unheard of in the automotive industry." says Murray Dietsch, Director Land Rover Programmes "Land Rover is commited to preventing the risk of accidents by reducing driver distraction. By presenting key driver information in this way and removing the need for the driver to look away from the road ahead, HUD is an important step on the journey to delivering Land Rover's vision of the intelligent car of the future."

Available to order now on the Range Rover Evoque, HUD functionality will vary to ensure an optimal customer experience. HUD is now available as an option in almost all markets.
Since its launch in 2011, the Range Rover Evoque has won 161 international awards for its combination of leading-edge design, striking interior craftsmanship, in-car technology and off-road capability. With highly competitive pricing, a range of powerful yet efficient petrol and diesel engines, 'On-Demand' Active Driveline to enhance agility and efficiency and a fuel-efficient 9-speed automatic ZF transmission, the Evoque continues to win awards across the globe.

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Volkswagen revealed Volkswagen Polo GTI facelift at Paris Motor Show.

Wednesday, 17 September 2014

Volkswagen has unveiled Volkswagen Polo GTI facelift car ahead of its debut at the Paris Motor Show.
Volkswagen Polo GTI facelift car is powered with a new 1.8-liter four-cylinder engine that develops 192 PS (141 kW) and 320 Nm (236 lb-ft) of torque.  It enables the hatchback to accelerate from 0-100 km/h in as little 6.7 seconds, before topping out at 236 km/h (148 mph). Last but not least, the Polo GTI will now be offered with a six-speed manual transmission as well as the familiar double-clutch DSG gearbox.

Looking instantly recognizable, the facelifted is distinguished by a sporty front bumper, honeycomb grille inserts and red accents. The styling changes are less noticeable out back but include a new rear bumper and a dual exhaust system.

The sporty styling continues in the cabin as there's a flat-bottomed steering and sport seats with plaid upholstery. Additional changes are limited but there's gloss black accents and red contrast stitching.



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Honda revealed Honda Jazz prototype for Paris Motor Show

Tuesday, 16 September 2014

Honda to Exhibit Prototype of New Jazz for Europe at Paris Motor Show. Today Honda has released the first images of the new Jazz prototype that will make its public debut next month at the 2014 Mondial de l‘Automobile in Paris.
This prototype introduces a completely new body shell for the popular model, with a sleek and modern design that hints at the significant advances to be introduced in this latest model. The external dimensions have changed with the length being 15mm longer and the wheelbase 30mm longer helping to create an even more spacious cabin.

As part of Honda’s ‘small series’ range, the third generation European Jazz will be built on the company’s global compact platform. It will retain the centre fuel tank layout that is already found in the current model, as well as the Civic and recently-announced HR-V. This space-saving layout delivers genuine customer benefits in terms of versatility, interior practicality and storage solutions. Inside, the highly versatile Honda Magic Seats® will also feature in this latest model.

The new Jazz is set to deliver a more refined and comfortable ride for both the driver and passengers, thanks to a new suspension system.

Due to go on sale in summer 2015, the new European Jazz will offer improved fuel economy and higher performance thanks to its new Earth Dreams Technology engine. The new 1.3 litre i-VTEC petrol engine is supported by either a six-speed manual (replacing the previous five-speed unit) or a CVT transmission.

Further information on Honda‘s new Jazz for Europe will be announced during Honda’s press conference at the 2014 Mondial de l‘Automobile in Paris, at 16.45 CET on Thursday 2 October (Hall 3).

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Mercedes revealed Mercedes A-Class 2 Style Edition for Germany

Monday, 15 September 2014

Mercedes revealed Exclusive special model Mercedes A-Class 2 Style Edition for Germany

The new special A-class "2Give" combines h igh quality equipment with an especially attractive leasing terms the Mercedes-Benz Bank. Ordered the special model is already and its market introduction, the compact vehicle on 27 September 2014th.

The Mercedes A-Class 2 Style Edition car interior has Seat heating for driver and front passenger, Active Park Assist incl. PARKTRONIC, audio 20 CD, instrument panel in ARTICO man-made leather with contrast stitching, multi-function steering wheel in leather 3-spoke design with 12 control buttons, shift lever in leather with applique in silver chrome, instrument cluster with silver-colored circular instruments in checkered flag optics and red pointers and black 11.4 cm (4.5 ") TFT multifunction display and Velour floor mats with edging in interior color.

The Mercedes A-Class 2 Style Edition car exterior has Two-suction-exhaust system, Bi-Xenon headlights and 18 "alloy wheels in 5-twin-spoke design.

The Audio 20 CD multimedia system combines entertainment, information and communication. It is equipped with radio, telephone keypad and CENTRAL MEDIA DISPLAY and can be operated via the multifunction steering wheel, Controller on the center console or the function buttons on the head unit. The integrated Bluetooth interface has free function and audio streaming to play music files.

Active Parking Assist makes an important contribution to the safe and comfortable driving. It helps the driver to locate a suitable parking space for parking and longitudinal support him by active steering when parking and retrieving. The integrated PARKTRONIC warns against difficult to identify obstacles and behind the vehicle.

The Bi-xenon headlamps with headlamp cleaning system improve with their high luminosity the critical viewin the dark. The dynamic headlight range control ensures a constant beam range at different loading conditions and starting off, accelerating or braking. So preceding or oncoming drivers are not blinded.

The seat heating for driver and front passenger makes on cold days in the shortest time for warmth as desired. Can be selected individually for each seat between three different heat settings by pressing a button.

With the two-branch exhaust system with chromed tailpipes and 18 2Give "-Leichtmetallrädern 5-twin-spoke design, the attractive package for the A-Class Special Edition" "is completed.


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Ford officially revealed 2015 Ford S-MAX Car

Ford has officially unveiled the second generation S-MAX ahead of its public debut during the Paris Motor Show.
Previewed by the S-MAX Concept at the Geneva Motor Show in 2013, the seven-seat MPV features many of the styling cues from the facelifted Focus and Fiesta. Notable changes compared to the outgoing model are the chrome trapezoidal radiator grille and the sculpted headlights.

Based on the latest Ford Mondeo, the new S-MAX comes with some new practical features like the segment’s first power-folding seats on the second and third rows and the hands-free boot lid, first seen on the Kuga. Ford has also equipped the vehicle with new side airbags at the back, an electronically adjusted steering column and heated and cooled massage front seats.

Details about the engine range are not officially confirmed yet, but the new S-MAX will likely be offered with a 118 bhp (80 kW) 2.0-liter TDCI diesel engine mated to a six-speed manual transmission. The more powerful 148 bhp (110 kW) and 177 bhp (132 kW) versions of the same unit will be available with either a six-speed manual or a dual-clutch automatic transmission.

On the petrol side we find the new 1.5-liter EcoBoost with 158 bhp (118 kW) and the 237 bhp (177 kW) 2.0-liter EcoBoost. The MPV is expected to be offered with a four-wheel-drive for the first time.

Full details about the 2015 S-MAX will be released during the Paris Motor Show. Sales of the model will start from summer of 2015 at around 30,000 EUR (24,000 pounds).

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Toyota announced 2015 Toyota Tundra exclusively with V8 Engines

Saturday, 13 September 2014

Toyota has announced a series of changes to the 2015 Toyota Tundra car which is offered exclusively with V8 engines.
First and foremost, the 4.0-liter V6 engine has been dropped from this lineup. This means the truck will be available exclusively with either a 4.6-liter V8 engine that produces 310 bhp (231 kW) and 327 lb-ft (443 Nm) of torque or a 5.7-liter V8 engine that develops 381 bhp (284 kW) and 401 lb-ft (543 Nm) of torque.

Additional changes are limited but there's a new under seat storage tray on select Double Cab models and a newly optional spray-in bed liner. Models equipped with the 5.7-liter V8 engine and the Tow Package will also offer a newly optional Integrated Trailer Brake Controller (ITBC).

Last but not least, is the addition of the Tundra TRD Pro. As we have previously reported, it features a front skid plate, a revised grille and a 2-inch front lift. The model also a retuned suspension and an upgraded interior - among other things.

The 2015 Toyota Tundra is already on sale and pricing starts at $28,410 (excluding destination and delivery fees).
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GMC revealed 2015 GMC Sierra Carbon Edition

Friday, 12 September 2014

The 2015 GMC Sierra already offers an unparalleled blend of style and strength, but the new 2015 Sierra Carbon Edition, which will be available at dealers this fall, adds distinctive style to the mix.

“The beauty of the new Sierra lies in its strength and sophistication,” said Stuart Pierce, Sierra marketing manager. “But for customers wanting to stand out and make a strong statement, the Sierra Carbon Edition models are the answer.”

Based on the 2015 Sierra 1500 pickup, the 2015 Sierra Carbon Edition is offered in three different versions, allowing customers to hand-select the truck best suited to their lifestyle.

The striking Sierra Carbon 22 Edition, offered on both Sierra SLE double- and crew cab models, adds distinctive graphics that echo its name. Two carbon fiber appearance graphics emphasize strong forms in the Sierra’s hood, while another graphic dresses up the tailgate panel. Additional exterior touches include a black painted grille, along with body-colored door handles and mirror caps. The Carbon 22 Edition also incorporates four-inch black tubular side assist steps and unique 22-inch black alloy wheels. Carbon 22 Edition models also include fog lamps, remote keyless start, Universal Home Remote, a 110-volt power outlet and dual-zone climate controls.

The Carbon 20 Edition, offered only as a Sierra SLE double cab, incorporates the same painted grille and carbon fiber appearance accents as the Carbon Edition, and rides on distinctive 20-inch aluminum alloy wheels.

The standard Sierra Carbon Edition builds off the standard Sierra 1500 double cab model with many of the same cues used on the Carbon 22 and 20 Edition models. The Carbon Edition shares its black painted grille, carbon fiber graphics, and body-colored trim with other Carbon Edition variants, and also includes additional standard content including remote keyless entry, a 110-volt power outlet and light-emitting diode, or LED, cargo box lighting.

All 2015 Sierra Carbon Editions are available with two- or four-wheel drive. A 4.3-liter EcoTec3 V-6 engine is standard equipment, and delivers 285 horsepower, 305 lb-ft of torque, and EPA highway ratings up to 24 mpg. A 355-horsepower, 5.3-liter EcoTec3 V-8 is optional.

The 2015 Sierra Carbon Edition carries a suggested retail price of $33,075, while pricing for the Carbon 20 Edition and Carbon 22 Edition starts at $38,275 and $42,270, respectively. Dealers are accepting orders for double-cab 2015 Sierra Carbon Edition models. Crew cab models will be available to order in early October.

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BMW announced BMW 7-Series Individual Final Edition for Paris Motor Show

Wednesday, 10 September 2014

BMW has announced plans to showcase the 7-Series Individual Final Edition next month at the Paris Motor Show.
Without any doubt the star of BMW's stand in Paris will be the 2-Series Convertible but the Bavarian marque will also have on display a special 7-Series designed specifically for the French market. Called 7-Series Individual Final Edition, it likely serves as the model's swan song as an all-new generation will be launched in 2015.

With its unique combination of high-quality options from BMW Individual, the BMW 7 Series Individual Final Edition – designed specially for the French market – sets another new exclusivity benchmark in the luxury sedan segment. The extra features offered by the special-edition model include BMW Individual paintwork and a harmoniously composed blend of interior fixtures and fittings. 

The BMW Individual fine-grain Merino full-leather trim with piping in a contrasting colour, BMW Individual roof liner in Alcantara and high-gloss BMW Individual Piano Finish Black interior trim elements lend the interior an exceptionally stylish ambience and luxurious sense of well-being.

The 2014 Paris Motor Show will kick off on October 2 with the first press day while public access will be granted two days later.


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Nissan announced 2015 Nissan Rogue price details

Monday, 1 September 2014

Nissan revaled 2015 Nissan Rogue car and announced 2015 Nissan Rogue pricing of the car starts from from 22,790 USD.
As the hot-selling second-generation Nissan Rogue enters its second model year, it will maintain the lowest starting MSRP in the segment* of $22,790 USD.** Complete U.S. pricing for the 2015 Nissan Rogue, which is on sale now at Nissan dealers nationwide, was announced today.

After setting numerous monthly sales records in 2014, Rogue receives a number of enhancements for 2015: Eco mode is added to the Xtronic transmission, heated cloth seats are added to SV Premium Package, and a new Arctic Blue Metallic color has been added to Rogue's exterior color palette.

The 2015 Rogue continues to offers the unique style, packaging, interior features, performance and value that has previously placed Rogue on numerous "Best SUV," "Best Family Car" and "Best Value" lists by leading consumer and automotive online media organizations.

The 2015 Nissan Rogue is offered in S, SV and SL models and is assembled in Smyrna, Tennessee and Busan, Korea.

Nissan Rogue's robust exterior styling is designed to stand out in its class. The bold, sharp lines offer a sporty and confident appearance. Exterior highlights include halogen headlights with signature LED daytime running lights, muscular front fenders and hood, body color outside mirrors with standard integrated turn signals and rear spoiler. Also available are LED headlights with auto levelizer, fog lights, privacy glass, roof rails, heated outside mirrors, power panoramic moonroof and a power rear liftgate.

The premium look and feel continues inside, with the interior designed to make everyday activities a little easier. Rogue's ample interior roominess offers available 7-passenger seating with the optional stadium-style, flat-fold 3rd row 50/50-split bench seat. The reclining 40/20/40-split 2nd row seat offers 2nd row legroom of 37.9 inches and 9.0 inches of fore/aft adjustability with the EZ Flex® Seating System.

Rogue also offers the advanced Divide-N-Hide® Cargo System providing 18 adjustable variations between the cargo and occupant areas (two-row models). With the 2nd row seat folded down, the innovative, class-exclusive*** Divide-N-Hide® Cargo System creates a flat cargo area. When more space is needed for carrying taller or bulkier items, lowering the floorboard creates a deeper cargo well.

Standard Rogue interior features include "Zero Gravity" front seats, 5.0-inch center meter Advanced Driver Assist™ Display, RearView Monitor, Bluetooth® Hands-free Phone System, Streaming Audio via Bluetooth® and Hands-free Text Messaging Assistant (compatible smartphone required). Also available are Quick Comfort™ heated front seats, leather-appointed seats, heated cloth front seats and Bose® audio system with nine speakers.

Available technology features include NissanConnectSM with Navigation and Mobile Apps, 7.0-inch color touch-screen display, Nissan Voice Recognition for navigation and audio, NavTraffic and NavWeather, SiriusXM® Travel Link (SiriusXM® subscription required, sold separately); class-exclusive**** Around View® Monitor with Moving Object Detection (MOD); Blind Spot Warning (BSW); Lane Departure Warning (LDW); and Forward Collision Warning (FCW).

Every 2015 Nissan Rogue is equipped with a responsive 170-horsepower 2.5-liter 4-cylinder engine, advanced Xtronic transmission with Sport and Eco Mode switches. Rogue is available with an intuitive All-Wheel Drive system or front-wheel drive.

Fuel economy is a best-in-class***** 33 mpg highway for front-wheel drive Xtronic-equipped models. Rogue city fuel economy is rated at 26 mpg, while combined fuel economy is 28 mpg (front-wheel drive models).

The 2015 Rogue also features a suite of confidence-inspiring dynamic technologies – with Active Trace Control, Active Engine Braking and Active Ride Control. A 4-wheel independent suspension, Electric Power-assisted Steering and 4-wheel disc brakes with Anti-lock Braking System.

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Honda XR-V officially unveiled during 17th Chengdu Motor Show

Saturday, 30 August 2014

The Honda XR-V has been officially unveiled during the 17th Chengdu Motor Show.
The compact SUV is actually a Chinese version of the Japanese Vezel and the North American HR-V and will be produced by Dongfeng Honda.

The XR-V features some changes compared to its cousins, which are focused mainly at the rear end. Visual differences include new slimmer tail lamps that are connected and a restyled bumper. On the front, Honda has put a new bumper with integrated turn signals and fog lights.

The XR-V is 4275 mm long, 1770 mm wide and 1605 mm high, while the wheelbase is 2610 mm.

In China the model will be offered with two petrol units with displacement of 1.5 and 1.8 liters respectively, both equipped with a start-stop system. There is still no word on the exact power figures and the available transmissions, but judging by the photos the SUV will have an automatic gearbox option. גרר קונה רכבים לפירוק מזומן
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Volkswagen unveiled 2015 Volkswagen Eos Final Edition car

Friday, 29 August 2014

Volkswagen has unveiled the 2015 Volkswagen Eos Final Edition car.
The 2015 Volkswagen Eos Final Edition car is set to be the last hurrah for the slow selling convertible, the Final Edition is based on the Eos Sport and features bi-xenon headlights, black mirrors and 18-inch Vicenza-style alloy wheels. The car has also been equipped with a sport-tuned suspension which reduces the ride height by a few millimeters.

The cabin largely carries over but comes nicely equipped Cornsilk Beige / Vienna leather seats, aluminum trim and Black Peak accents. The car also has contrast stitching, rain-sensing wipers and a rearview camera.

Like the standard model, the Eos Final Edition is powered by a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine that develops 200 bhp (149 kW) and 207 lb-ft (280 Nm) of torque. It is connected to a six-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission which enables the convertible to return 22 mpg city / 30 mpg highway.

The Eos Final Edition will go on sale shortly and pricing starts at $39,165.
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Schmidt Revolution released 2014 Mercedes-Benz C220 BlueTEC

Thursday, 28 August 2014

German tuner Schmidt Revolution has released an aftermarket package for the 2014 Mercedes-Benz C220.
Undisputed eye-catcher of every tuned vehicle was, is and remains the wheel. Who is in search of a rim-tyre combination fitting for his car, he can find it with certainty at the company Schmidt Revolution in Bad Segeberg (www.FELGE.de). As there you will find an appropriate choice, quality and service.

In this case Mercedes-Benz C-Class W205 was equipped with the perfectly shaped and timeless nice gambit rim from the „family of the light rims“. Namely in the dimensions 8,5x20 inches with 235/30-20 Dunlop tires in the front axle and 10x20 inches with 275/25-20 in the rear axle. Here with regard to the colour the choice fell on high gloss silver (beside the also available SatinBlack). The price of this dream combination amounts to x.xxx euro for the set in silver.

The vehicle is equipped with the KW Inox Line-Variant 3- coilover. The safety-tested downward shift can be adjusted in front axle and rear axle between 35 and 70 millimetres and the damping is adjustable in the rebound and compression stages independently of each other. For the chassis available from now on a retail price amounts to 1.949 euros. Besides, this chassis is also available in the variation 1 and 2. Further will be also available shortly the KW DDC ECU coilover with electronic adjustment of damping.

In addition, one more Carlsson increase of power, called 220 Blue TEC, was carried out in the C class. From standard values of 170 hp (125 kW) of power with 3,000 to 4,200 rpm and 400 nm max. torque with 1,400 to 2,800 rpm the power was increased to 204 hp (150 kW) and 500 nm of maximal drive torque. You only need to get into the car and to drive.
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Renault unveiled Renault R.S. 01 Race Car

Wednesday, 27 August 2014

Renault has unveiled the R.S. 01 race car which features a LMP1-eligible carbon fiber monocoque.
The Renault R.S. 01 racecar boasts a carbon monocoque which meets LMP1 regulations and has been developed in collaboration with Dallara. The R.S. 01 weighs less than 1,100 kg (2,425 lbs) and will be motivated by Nissan GT-R's twin-turbo 3.8-liter V6 engine tweaked by Nismo packing more than 500 bhp (373 kW) and 600 Nm (442 lb-ft) of torque.

The futuristic body will be made from composites and will include a front lower splitter channeling the air flow into extractors installed behind the front wheels. These extractors are running along the doors and change their shape turning into intercooler scoops aiding cooling. At the back there's a massive wing and diffuser as well as LED taillights and a twin exhaust arrangement.

Renault's R.S. 01 racecar sends its 500+ hp to the rear axle via a seven-speed Sadev sequential gearbox allowing the vehicle to hit a top speed of more than 300 km/h (186 mph). It rides on 18-inch Braid wheels shod in specially developed Michelin tires while the stopping power comes from 380mm carbon discs with six-piston calipers.

Other features worth mentioning include a steel roll cage and a double wishbone + pushrods suspension together with two-way Öhlins adjustable dampers. In terms of dimensions, the Renault R.S. 01 is 4710mm long, 2000mm wide and 1166mm tall, with a 2744mm wheelbase and 1675mm front & 1624mm rear tracks.

Patrice Ratti, CEO of Renault Sport Technologies, describes the R.S. 01 "as a marriage between the beauty of Renault DeZir and the performance of Formula Renault 3.5!" while Alain Prost, Renault Ambassador for motorsport, says it’s "a spectacular racing car, in the purest tradition of GT."

The vehicle which is priced from 282,000 GBP will be used in next year's World Series by Renault in a new championship called Renaultsport Trophy. It will be a one-make championship with an emphasis on "technical fairness, sporting ethics and cost control."
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Volvo officially revealed 2015 Volvo XC90 SUV

Tuesday, 26 August 2014

Volvo has officially taken the wraps off the highly anticipated second generation XC90.
The all-new XC90 is without any doubt Volvo's most important model in recent years as even the company's CEO said in an interview it's the last chance for the Geely-owned brand. The mid-size luxury SUV adopts an evolutionary design with more refined lines and an overall elegant look which is hard to find in this segment given the usual shape of SUVs.

At the front we notice the very attractive headlights featuring "Thor's Hammer" LED daytime running lights flanking a generous chromed grille with vertical double slats. The fog lights have been positioned low in the bumper while the aluminum inserts provide a more upscale look. The side profile shows some clean lines forming an uncluttered design with chrome window framing, a big rear-side window and up to 22-inch alloy wheels.

Volvo went for a more modern interpretation of the XC90's signature taillights which now look sharper and suit the model very well. There's also a prominent roof-mounted spoiler and depending on the version there are round or rectangle double exhaust tips. For those wanting a more rugged look, Volvo will be offering dark plastic mouldings on the wheel arches, bumpers and side skirts instead of an aluminum finish.

The interior cabin was revealed towards the end of May showing a minimalistic configuration with only a few buttons as most of the knobs have been replaced by a generous touchscreen display. The cabin can host up to seven people sitting on soft leather upholstered seats and enjoying a four-zone climate control system and a 1,400-watt, 19-speaker Bowers & Wilkins sound system. The Swedish marque has used a combination of aluminum inserts, wood trim and other premium materials to create what they describe as being the most luxurious interior ever seen in a Volvo.

It will boast a digital instrument cluster and diamond-cut controls for volume and start/stop, while "state of the art" voice recognition and Apple's CarPlay integration are also on the menu. Volvo says the third row of seats can host people that are up to 1.7 meters tall and each passenger will benefit from its own stowage space. Also inside the spacious cabin there's a HERE navigation system and an Ericsson-based cloud solution.

Riding on the brand new Scalable Product Architecture, the 2015 Volvo XC90 will come with an extensive array of safety equipment such as auto brake, road edge and barrier detection, driver alert control, lane keeping aid, road sign information, blind spot information, queue assist, pedestrian detection in the darkness and rest stop guidance and many others.

As far as the engines are concerned, the second-gen XC90 is billed as being "the world's most powerful and cleanest SUV" thanks to a brand new range of Drive-E engines which all have four cylinders. The twin-turbodiesel D5 packs 225 bhp (168 kW) and 347 lb-ft (470 Nm) and allows the vehicle to return 39.2 mpg US (47 mpg UK or 6 liters / 100 km). A D4 with 190 bhp (142 kW) and 295 lb-ft (400 Nm) will also be offered and promises to do 56.5 mpg US (47 mpg UK or 5 liters / 100 km).

If you prefer gasoline motors, Volvo has prepared a T6 turbocharged & supercharged engine rated at 320 bhp (239 kW) and 295 lb-ft (400 Nm). A lesser T5 variant will also be available with 254 bhp (189 kW) and 258 lb-ft (350 Nm).

The XC90 is also getting a T8 plug-in hybrid derivative featuring a 2.0-liter turbocharged & supercharged four-cylinder motor driving the front wheels and an 80 bhp (60 kW) electric motor to power the rear axle. It has a combined output of 400 bhp (298 kW) and 472 lb-ft (640 Nm) and will do 25 miles (40 km) solely on electric power.

There will be a First Edition series consisting of 1927 (the year Volvo was founded) individually numbered cars powered by either the T6 or D5. These will be sold exclusively online and will be distinguished by an onyx black exterior, 21-inch eight-spoke Inscription wheels as well as amber Nappa leather seats, walnut inlays and a charcoal leather-wrapped dashboard.

Production of the second generation Volvo XC90 will kick off at the beginning of next year in Torslanda, Gothenburg, with deliveries expected to commence in May. In United States, the XC90 T6 AWD will cost 48,900 USD, followed by the T6 First Edition at 65,900 USD which will be available on order online from September 3.
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Mahindra Group Launched New Mahindra Centuro Rockstar

Monday, 25 August 2014

Mahindra Two Wheelers, the two-wheeler division of the Mahindra Group, today launched the new Centruo Rockstar in India at Rs. 43,700. At this price, the new model has become the most affordable variant of the Centuro line-up. Since the new edition costs lesser, it loses out on several features that are offered with the 01 and N1 editions of the bike.

The Rockstar edition gets new body graphics in bright red, black and gold combination, and loses out on features like digital instrument cluster, remote key fob and the anti-theft alarm system. The features that it retains are LED pilot lamps, LED tail-lamps, flip key and alloy wheels. Powering the Rockstar is the same single-cylinder, 106.7cc engine as the other variants of the Centuro. This engine churns out 8.38bhp and 8.5Nm of torque.

Speaking on the launch Viren Popli, Chief of Operations, Mahindra Two Wheeler Ltd. said "With the launch of the Centuro Rockstar, we now have a full range of truly differentiated motorcycles, each of which delivers a tremendous value proposition as part of the award winning Centuro brand. Each Centuro now addresses a different consumer sub-segment in the large 100/ 110 cc category. The new Centuro Rockstar is the style and value leader and comes with premium looks that ensure the consumer always stays in the limelight wherever he goes. Backed by our very large sales and service network and a 5 year warranty we are confident that the Rockstar will prove to be a Rock Star in the market as well."

Key Highlights

New bold Rockstar graphics
Stylish Flip Key
Distinctive Golden Ribs
Pilot LEDs
LED Brake light
Handle mounted, self returning choke
Electric Start
Alloy Wheels
Maintenance Free VRLA Batter
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Ram unveiled 2015 Ram 2500 and 3500 Heavy Duty pickups

Ram has introduced the 2015 Ram 2500 and 3500 Heavy Duty pickups.
Set to go into production later this week, the updated models feature minor modifications to keep several of its best-in-class ratings.

While the Ram 2500 is virtually untouched, the Ram 3500 has an increased payload capacity of 7,390 lbs (3352 kg) and an increased torque rating of up to 865 lb-ft (1171 Nm). The latter increase is due to an upgraded 6.7-liter Cummins turbodiesel inline-six which has a "more aggressive fuel delivery and turbo boost calibration."

According to Ram boss Bob Hegbloom, "Ram maintains leadership throughout its pickup line by offering best-in-class fuel efficiency with our Ram 1500 EcoDiesel at 28 MPG, best-in-class towing at 30,000 pounds, best-in-class power at 865 lb.-ft. and best-in-class payload at 7,390 pounds with our Ram 3500."
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Corvette revealed 2015 Corvette Z06 car

Friday, 22 August 2014

The 2015 Corvette Z06 offers performance that rivals the previous ZR1, so it's a tad surprising Chevrolet has announced the model will be priced from $78,995 for the coupe and $83,995 for the convertible.
The model will be available in three trim levels and all will feature a supercharged 6.2-liter V8 engine that develops 650 bhp (485 kW) and 650 lb-ft (881 Nm) of torque. It can be connected to a seven-speed manual or an optional eight-speed automatic transmission.

If that's not impressive enough, buyers can add a $2,995 Carbon Fiber Ground Effects package which adds a functional carbon fiber front splitter, carbon fiber side skirts and a larger rear spoiler.

There's also a Z07 Performance Package which costs $7,995 and adds Brembo carbon ceramic-matrix brake rotors, Michelin Pilot Super Sport Cup tires, larger winglets and an adjustable rear spoiler.
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Infiniti Q50L world debut announced with first official image

Wednesday, 20 August 2014

Infiniti will unveil the long wheel base version of the Q50 at the Chengdu Motor Show which begins at the end of the month.
The China only model has been dubbed the Q50L and is the first time an Infiniti has been produced in China. It will be 48mm (19”) longer than the standard model giving it an overall length of 4852mm (191”) and wheelbase stretched to 2898mm (114”).

Power will be provided by a newly developed 2.0-litre four-cylinder gasoline engine that produces 208hp and 320Nm of torque. A 7-speed automatic transmission system featuring a manual shift mode compliments the unit.

Additional features include a new steer-by-wire Direct Adaptive Steering (DAS) system, Infiniti's touch-screen InTouch HCI system, Active Lane Control (ALC) and a 14-speaker Studio on Wheels audio system by Bose.

While European and North American markets will be not be treated to the Q50L, they will of course get the updated Q70L that was unveiled at the New York Auto Show in April.
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Skoda officially revealed 2015 Skoda Fabia

Tuesday, 19 August 2014

The first official images of the new 2015 Skoda Fabia have released. The overdue replacement will celebrate its world public debut at the Paris Motor Show in October.
The new model is based on Volkswagen's PQ26 platform that was introduced earlier this year in the Volkswagen Polo. It has lost around 65 kg (143 lbs) in comparison to its predecessor with the entry level model tipping the scales at 980 kg (2,160 lbs).

Under the hood, Euro 6-compliant three & four cylinder engines will be available. On the gasoline side, the range enters with a three-cylinder direct-injection 1.0-liter MPI with 60 PS (44 kW) and ends with a four-cylinder 1.2-liter TSI unit possessing 110 PS (81 kW).

At launch a new three-cylinder 1.4-liter common-rail direct-injection diesel engine unit will be available with outputs of 75 PS (55 kW) and 105 PS (77 kW). Later in 2015, they will be joined by a 1.4 TDI unit with 75 PS (55 kW) that comes with start/stop and kinetic energy recuperation technology.

Reports have indicated that Skoda has no plans for a range topping vRS Fabia for the new generation.
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Bugatti unveiled Bugatti Grand Sport Vitesse 1 of 1 Edition

Monday, 18 August 2014

Bugatti presented a special car, the Veyron 16.4 Grand Sport Vitesse1 “1 of 1” edition, on Saturday in Pebble Beach, California. This edition of the fastest production roadster in the world impressively demonstrates a core competency of the French luxury brand, namely customisation. The Grand Sport Vitesse “1 of 1” takes inspiration from the brand’s historical designs and vehicles. The result is a unique supercar which Bugatti president Wolfgang Du?rheimer personally presented to the future owner from Singapore.
“The Bugatti Veyron is an iconic car, which has set benchmarks in many respects”, said Wolfgang Du?rheimer, President of Bugatti Automobiles S.A.S. “In addition to the certainty of owning the world’s fastest production sports car, exclusiveness is extremely important to our customers. This is the reason that we have always placed so much focus on customisation and personalisation at Bugatti.”

Every Bugatti which has been configured by a customer is unique. In addition to these, Bugatti produces strictly limited special editions. The Grand Sport Vitesse “1 of 1” presented at Pebble Beach is truly one of a kind, with a number of features exclusively designed and developed by Bugatti for the customer of this car.

“For our customers, a Bugatti is an investment in an automotive work of art which will endure for generations. This is why every Bugatti is both unique and absolutely authentic in its technical prowess and stylistic form,” emphasises Achim Anscheidt, Chief Designer at Bugatti. In the creation of the Grand Sport Vitesse “1 of 1”, the Bugatti design team and the customer took their inspiration from Bugatti’s history.

Bugatti revives the brand’s traditional colours, black and yellow

The carbon-fibre body of the “1 of 1” was produced in black and yellow, reviving the historical Bugatti family colours. This colour scheme and the split will be exclusive to the Grand Sport Vitesse “1 of 1”. Company founder Ettore Bugatti and his son Jean had a number of important cars finished in the classic duo-tone combination of black and yellow, including the Fiacre bodies of the Type 41 Royale, the Type 55 and the Type 44. For this reason, the “1 of 1” was presented to the customer next to a Type 44 which was provided by the Mullin Automotive Museum in Oxnard, USA, especially for this occasion.

The black-and-yellow colour scheme went beyond the vehicles themselves at Bugatti. Even the beams over the old oak gates of the Bugatti headquarters in Molsheim, Alsace were painted in these colours.

The Bugatti designers gave the historical colour combination a modern interpretation and developed an exclusive design which makes the Grand Sport Vitesse “1 of 1” unique. Most of the body is exposed deep-black carbon divided by a “1 of 1” yellow tone, developed together with the customer, applied to sections of the front wings, beginning beneath the headlights and tapering as it extends behind the doors. The A-pillars, the air scoops, the engine cover and the striking rear wings are also finished in “1 of 1” yellow.

The wings were finished in a very special way. Sections of the carbon-fibre body parts were given a top coat while others received a clear coat. The differing finishes require substantial technical effort and highly skilled workmanship because the carbon-fibre layers must be differently applied exactly along the future colour boundaries in order to attain the weave patterns required for the clear-coated exposed carbon fibre and top-coated carbon fibre.

The legendary Bugatti horseshoe on the front grille is yellow on the front part while the inner section is black. And it is impossible to overlook the wheels of the Grand Sport Vitesse. The rims are painted black and yellow. The rims with the unique dual tone are an exclusive feature of the Grand Sport Vitesse “1 of 1”, and the initials of Ettore Bugatti on the hubcaps likewise glow in yellow. This detail also appears on the oil and fuel flap.

Newly developed design for the grille

For the first time, Bugatti has specially designed the radiator grille in the Bugatti horseshoe at the customer’s request. The traditional expanded mesh grille was replaced in the Grand Sport Vitesse “1 of 1” with a grille in which the customer’s initials, “PL”, were laser cut. In an extremely complex process, which Bugatti developed and patented, every inner surface of the grille was hand-polished. After that the grille was black-anodised, then the front was polished and the grill was finished again with a natural anodised layer. More than 200 working hours are needed to attain this special, luxurious anodised duo-tone appearance in the finest quality.

Bugatti logo as tribute to the brand

The customer’s wish to express the historical roots of Bugatti in his Grand Sport Vitesse “1 of 1” was expressed in another detail of the car which cannot be overlooked: the brand logo, lovingly called the Bugatti “macaron”.

Company founder Ettore developed it himself, injecting his sense of workmanship and his love for luxurious detail, just as he did with his cars. An engineer to the core, Ettore Bugatti specified that the oval shape of the logo should be twice as long as it is high, as if one were to cut a tube at a thirty-degree angle. The name “Bugatti” is set off with a black shadow, over which the initials of Ettore Bugatti are elegantly placed. These initials, incidentally, are also used independently of this logo. Both elements are surrounded by sixty dots reminiscent of a string of pearls which increase the impression of elegance. The Bugatti logo still embellishes every Bugatti today and looks especially authentic as an enamel badge. In this form, the character of the logo upon which Ettore Bugatti placed such great value is well expressed: it is a hand-crafted work of art.

The Bugatti logo is among the most elegant automobile logos in the world today. No other modern Bugatti displays the Bugatti macaron as prominently as does the Grand Sport Vitesse “1 of 1”. In addition to being displayed in its traditional place as an enamel badge on the grille of every Bugatti, here it appears in black on the yellow underside of the rear wing when it extends at 180 km/h.

Inside the car, the macaron is prominently embroidered in yellow in the black head rests.

The classic black-and-yellow colour scheme continues in the interior

The interior also clearly echoes to the Bugatti family colours. The complete interior is trimmed in black leather. The instrument panel is made of deep-black exposed carbon.

The yellow decorative stitching on the steering wheel, seats and gear selector lever seems to glow. Gracing the cabin is a shining yellow Bugatti Type 35, the most successful racing car ever with more than 2,000 victories and podium finishes, and one of the brand’s most symbolic models. At the customer’s request, a sketch of the Type 35 executed by a Bugatti designer has been rendered in the black carbon lid of the rear centre box between the seats.

Bugatti uses laser perforation technique for the first time

The link to the modern history of Bugatti is created on the black door panels. A new production technique was used for this: the door panel is made from due-tone leather, black on the outside and yellow on the inside. The leather was perforated with a laser so that the holes exposed the inner yellow layer. The result is a silhouette of a Bugatti Veyron.

Of course, the classic methods of customising were also used in the Grand Sport Vitesse “1 of 1”. For example, the Bugatti logo and the text “one of one” – both in yellow – decorate the black carbon inlays on the extension of the centre console. As a very personal touch, the Bugatti designers created a portrait of the customer and engraved it together with his name in the door sill trim.

Seemingly limitless choice of ways to customise

The Bugatti Veyron enjoys the reputation of being a unique masterpiece. Its market launch almost ten years ago revitalised the French luxury brand’s legendary automotive tradition characterised by superlatives. The Veyron is the most powerful and fastest production sports car in the world. Bordering on the limits of technological possibility, it is nevertheless endowed with great day-to-day practicality because it is both easy and intuitive to drive as well as being comfortable.

The Grand Sport Vitesse “1 of 1” is the result of many months of close cooperation between Bugatti’s design team and the customer. Focusing on the customers and their wishes is one of the brand’s great strengths. In the spirit of Ettore Bugatti, whose motto was “Nothing is too expensive, nothing is too beautiful”, the company continues to work in partnership with its customers to design vehicles which express both the legend of the brand and the personality of the customers.

“A Bugatti is purchased as a collector’s item. As a brand, we do everything to be worthy of the trust placed in us and to maintain the sustained value of this automotive icon,” notes Wolfgang Du?rheimer. “This means that we also support our customers in the personalisation of their Bugatti in the way they would like it. Our customers’ wishes are our highest priority.”

The average net price of Bugatti vehicles sold, including options, is presently more than €2 million. For example, the clear-coated exposed carbon-fibre body is very popular. To go with it, Bugatti now offers nine colours, more than any other manufacturer. The French luxury brand presently offers more than 100 different colours for fully painted carbon-fibre bodies. Bugatti also works passionately to satisfy its customers’ wishes regarding the colours for the leather in the interior or the selection of exclusive materials such as gold, platinum, porcelain, crystal glass and more.
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2015 BMW X5 Security Plus To Be Unveiled at 2014 Moscow Auto Show

Saturday, 16 August 2014

At the 2014 Moscow Auto Show, the Munich-based automaker will unveil their new F15 BMW X5 Security Plus and now we have the first official photos of the armored version of the luxury SUV.

As seen here, the X5 Security Plus was put through “intensive testing”, in this case heavy rounds of ammunition of different calibers.

The armored SUV meets the requirements of the protection level VR6, which can successfully resist to Ammo Type 7.62 x 51 mm NATO from a distance of 10 meters. The highest protection level, VR7, is only awarded to the BMW 7 Series High Security F03 model.

The F15 BMW X5 Security Plus went through some changes to comply with the requirements of a high security vehicle. For example, the windows have been replaced with bulletproof ones and inside numerous additional controls was installed to perform various special functions.

It’s constructed of high-strength steel and is capable of protecting four occupants from an assault by AK47 machine guns. The seams are backed by sealed joints which prevent bullet fragments from sneaking past, and the windows are made from a polycarbonate material which can also handle attacks from blunt weapons.

BMW has worked to refine the chassis, brakes and engine management so that it handles the extra weight from the security features.

Exactly like all other series-production BMWs, the security models take place in the usual long-term tests in hot and cold weather.

The BMW X5 Security Plus, like all other X5 modes, are built at the Spartanburg plant. Additional special requests can be retrofitted in the specialized armor BMW plant in Toluca Mexico
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Bajaj Blade Review

Saturday, 5 May 2012


Bajaj Auto wants to regain its scooter image in Indian two wheeler market. Earlier Bajaj Auto was known as leading scooter company of India with well fame slagon of "Hamara Bajaj". Now the trade to scooter market is totally changed, at present in the segment the gear less scooter capture the market. Bajaj Auto will launch its gear less scooter Bajaj Blade.

Bajaj Blade

Bajaj Blade will launch soon loaded with 125cc, 4 valve DTS -i engine which generates maximum power of 11.5 bhp. Bajaj will launch its Bajaj Blade to targeted to women riders.

In Indian two wheeler market, gear less scooter with light weight, comfortable ride, good luggage space is first demand by women's and Bajaj Auto try to provide in same demand. Bajaj Auto will launch its Bajaj Blade which available in both kick and electric start options and a comfortable zone with telescopic hydraulic absorbers suspension at front and rear.

For hassle free ride its loaded with disc brake at front and drum brake at rear with large 12" alloy wheels. Bajaj Blade, the stylish gear less scooter particular not only made for women and girls rider but also for young males rider. The expected priced will around Rs. 40,000(ex showroom).
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Bajaj Blade Mileage, Average and Fuel Economy

The all new upcoming Bajaj Blade is expected to come with 125 cc engine displacement which will be loaded with 4 stroke, 4 valve DTS-I engine. The powerful engine is also expected to generate 11.5 bhp power, it might be mated with 4 speed transmission. The engine of the new Bajaj Blade is also expected to deliver impressive mileage of around 45 kmpl in the city roads. The scooter is expected to sports a fuel tank capacity of 14.5 litres.
Bajaj Blade Colors

The exact details of the colours of the new Bajaj Blade is not available till date. Stay tuned with us to know more about the colours and updation.
Acceleration and Pick up of Bajaj Blade

The acceleration and pick up of the scooter is highly dependent on the power and torque of the engine. The upcoming scooter Bajaj Blade is expected to offers impressive power and torque and thus offer zipper acceleration and pick up of the scooter. The maximum speed of the new Bajaj Blade is expected to be around 80 kmph.
Appearance of Bajaj Blade

The stylish and cute looks of the new Bajaj Blade is very impressive and irresistible. The new scooter carries charismatic effect with it and holds the view of the customers and passerby till it disappears. The upcoming scooter Bajaj Blade has very much similar appearance to the other same segment scooter with slight changes to it. The front section of the scooter is very elegant and the two turn indicators embedded in it complements the overall front view of the scooter. The body coloured tyre cap is very nice and merges very well with the look. The side part of the scooter is also painted with the body colour with a grab rail in body match. The rear view mirrors of the new scooter are black in colour and offer clear vision in it. The stylish headlight is very classy and offers clear visibility at night.

The rear section of the new scooter has LED tail lights and turn indicators merged with it. The scooters too have very big and huge storage space. The alloy wheels present in the new bike looks very stylish and elegant.
Comfort Feature of Bajaj Blade

The new Bajaj Blade is expected to be very comfortable in riding for both the rider and the pillion. The scooter makes sure that you have painless riding experience even in the long distance journey with the help of the comfortable wider and longer seats. The huge storage space beneath the seat helps you to store your luggage. The new Bajaj Blade is expected to available in both kick and self start for pleasurable and hassle free ride.
Dimensions of Bajaj Blade

The exact details of the dimensions of the new Bajaj Blade is not available with us. The wheelbase of the new scooter is expected to be 1370 mm and the ground clearance of the bike is 140 mm. The dry mass of the Bajaj Blade is expected to be 163 kg with a fuel tank capacity of 14.5 litres.
Bajaj Blade Engine

The all new Bajaj Blade is expected to come with a powerful engine of 125cc. The engine is expected to be equipped with 4 Speed transmissions and perform very nicely. The 4 stroke powerful engine is also expected to be bestowed with 4 valves DTS-I engine type. The powerful engine is expected to produce a power of 11.5 bhp. The mileage and acceleration of the new Bajaj Blade is very good. The engine is expected to be very fuel efficient and a great performer.
Bajaj Blade Wheels

The all new Bajaj Blade is expected to come with 12 inch alloy wheel which will enhance the look of the new scooter. The overall look of the scooter leaves an unmatched impression in the heart of the bike lovers. The front tyre of the Bajaj Blade is of 3.25x19” and the rear tyre specification is 3.50x19”. The broad wheels and tyres of the scooter offer greater control and handling of the scooter in the event of off roading and also helps in reducing the rate of skidding.
Suspension of Bajaj Blade

The all new upcoming Bajaj Blade is expected to be packed with very dynamic and sound suspension system. The front suspension system of Bajaj Blade is telescopic hydraulic absorbers and the rear suspension is of pivoted fork with absorbers. The advanced and latest suspension of Bajaj Blade enhances proper control and stability of the bike with reduced jerks in the uneven surfaces.
Handling & Control Bajaj Blade
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The all new Bajaj Blade is expected to provide the rider with good handling features. The new bike is expected to offer safe ride for both the driver and the pillion. The Bajaj Blade is expected to be bestowed with advanced suspension system and dynamic braking system. The scooter will have front disc brake and drum brake at the rear wheel which will ensure deceleration in the speed of the scooter. The larger wheelbase of 1370mm of the Bajaj Blade also makes the ride very safe.

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