Showing posts with label GT Speed. Show all posts
Showing posts with label GT Speed. Show all posts

Sunday, June 09, 2013

One of the most crucial things that you consider when you go to the showroom to check for a car to buy is the luxury and comfort it offers you. This is in the bid to get the best from your car. The fact is that a car is probably one of your hefty investments which make it one to think about it. There are many ways you can ensure you get the best from your car in terms of luxury and comfort. Some will apply to the moment when you are buying a new car and others will apply to making sure that your old car is still bliss to drive in. If you have been inside a car that troubled you in terms of comfort, then you would understand the state that you do not want your car to be in. Most of the cars in their new state will look very nice and more so feel comfortable and luxurious. As the car grows older, parts begin to fall apart and the former glory of the car also fades. You need to know that it is possible to keep your car as luxurious and as comfortable as possible. Before you make any major changes to your car, you need to contact DVLA to make sure that the new upgrades and changes are documented just in case. Here are some methods that you can see to make sure you get the best from your car.


One of the ways to enjoy the comfort and the luxury that came with your car is to maintain your investment in the shape it came in. Maintaining a car does not necessarily mean keeping it clean and away from scratches. The luxury and comfort of a car will range from its operation when driving, to its accessories and interiors. The way you feel when seated in the car right from the comfort of the seats to the ease of shifting gears determines how smooth your ride is. Make sure your car never misses service and do an occasional overhaul by replacing parts that are worn outs. These include seats and systems like shocks and transmission to make sure you are running well.


The most drastic way to do this is customize your car. This will be costly but worth it. You can decide to improve the comfort and luxury levels of your car by adding to it some custom parts for the same. These will include state of the art entertainment systems, seats, car body and lighting system. These parts are designed to give our car a new look and feel. You will definitely to contact DVLA for this one. The car will look different and feel different. These upgrades are designed to create a personal touch that is derived from the desire of the owner. This is the ultimate way to make sure that your car is both luxurious and comfortable at the end of the day.

These two methods can be done in tandem to keep your car moving and serving you well. Customization also increases the value of the car which is a good thing for you.

Wednesday, March 06, 2013

The automotive industry has experienced a significant upswing in 2012. Several automakers have introduced striking new models, injecting new excitement for buyers. Here are the six best car models released in 2012

1. Toyota Camry Hybrid

The Toyota Camry Hybrid has been completely redesigned to attract younger buyers who wanted a sportier look. It also has a 2.5-liter, four-cylinder engine and an electric drive motor that provides 200 hp. The improved braking system helps the Hybrid achieve an astounding 41 mpg in combined driving and 10 mpg in city driving, according to The suspension has been improved for better handling. The Camry Hybrid is considered a great choice for a family car, says.

2. Hyundai Sonata

New engines and revamped interior and exterior designs have brought this Korean model to the top of the pack. The Sonata features a 2.4-liter, four-cylinder engine or a 2.4-liter or 2.0-liter, four-cylinder engine producing 198 hp for an impressive 28 mpg combined (when used with the six-speed automatic transmission). A turbo engine is also available that produces 274 hp. The Sonata is great for those who regularly carry a lot of loot, with 16.4 cu. ft. of trunk space. noted is attractive, upscale design and easy-to-use controls.

3. Toyota Highlander

This is a mid-sized SUV (sport utility vehicle) with a 2.7-liter, four-cylinder engine cranking out 187 hp and six-speed automatic transmission (a 3.5 liter, six cylinder engine with 270-hp is also available with a five=speed automatic transmission and manual shift mode. The 2012 model features improved safety features and a flexible interior that can seat up to seven. The flip-up rear liftgate window allows quick access to the roomy cargo area.

4. Toyota Sienna

U.S. News ranked the 2012 Sienna the top among minivans. Buyers can choose between four- and six-cylinder 2.7 liter engines producing 187 hp; automatic transmission and gas mileage of 24 mpg highway and 19 mpg city. Reviewers praised the comfortable interior, roomy cargo areas and features like second-row lounge seating, split-screen DVD players and affordable price.

5. Ford Mustang

The legendary Mustang is back with the reintroduced Boss 302 and related models. The Boss features an enhanced engine the kicks out 444 hp; another model, geared toward entry0level buyers produces 305 hp and the GT model with its V-8 engine produces 412 hp. This year, the Mustang GT has adjustable effort settings for the power steering. In terms of styling, all 2012 models of the Mustang hold onto the excitement of the classic Mustang of days gone by. It’s still the ultimate driving experience.

6. Toyota RAV4 calls this model spacious, comfortable and easy to drive, making it ideal for those who want a small-to-middle-sized crossover sport utility vehicle. IT features a V-6 engine, a child-sized third row seat; a. 2.5 liter, four-cylinder engine that produces 179 hp and a standard four-speed automatic transmission. The front-wheel drive version boasts fuel economy of 28 mpg highway 22 city, while the all-wheel drive version boasts 27 mpg highway/21 mpg city. This year, the RAV4 introduces touch screen audio interface and Entune suite Internet streaming.

7. Chrysler Jeep Grand Cherokee

This year's Jeep Grand Cherokee has been praised for its excellent on- and off-road performance, good safety scores and well-designed interior. It features a3.6-liter V6 good for 290 hp and an automatic five-speed transmission for estimated fuel economy of 23 mpg highway/16 city and 19 mpg combined for the four-wheel drive version. The interior is roomier than previous versions and overall it drives more comfortably, making it a top choice among mid-sized sport utility vehicles (SUVs). notes that the Jeep Grand Cherokee has maintained its effective off-road handling as well, making it a fun vehicle to drive in rough terrain.

There you have it, the best of the best in the US auto industry in 2012.

Author Bio:
Sandra Weinberg, is a professional writer and specializes in Automotives niche.

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Thursday, January 03, 2013

Base Price: $115,295

As-Tested Price: $125,595

Drivetrain: four.4-liter twin-turbocharged V8; RWD, seven-speed dual-clutch serial manual

Output: 560 horsepower @ vi,000 rpm, five hundred lb-ft @ one,500-5,750 rpm

Curb Weight: four,508 lb

Fuel Economy (EPA City/Highway/Combined): 14/20/16 mpg

AWObserved Fuel Economy: fifteen.5 mpg

Options: govt package together with heated handwheel, soft-close automatic doors, active front seats, full LED lights automatic high beams, head-up show, satellite radio with annual subscription, smartphone integration, BMW apps ($4,900); black merino sheep animal skin ($3,500); driver-assistance package together with lane-departure warning, active blind-spot detection, aspect and top-view cameras ($1,900)

From the skin, this generation of BMW's huge M6 is way prettier than the last one. And it is not simply because the last one might need been the ugliest automotive that BMW has ever sold-out. No, this is often a genuinely sensible trying automotive. It's bulging and aggressive during a means that its competitors don't seem to be, and that i adore it. it is not wild or something, simply exciting enough to create the worth purpose appear slightly less ridiculous. Like all convertibles with auto origins, the look suffers from the shortage of a roofline. In person, if not on-screen, the design of the M6 auto grows on you. i am afraid i am still not the right age to love convertibles.

Inside, BMW has the animal skin factor perfect. The animal skin is soft, supple and nearly rubbery. the things may well be created into an excellent try of hot pants.

This generation of iDrive is way from intuitive, however BMW can tell you that if all you drive ar BMWs, you may begin to seek out it intuitive. that is clearly not what "intuitive" is.

Still, once you learn it, it works for the foremost half, that among driver/technology interfaces puts iDrive close to the highest of the heap. it is also a large improvement over previous generations.

The process by that a driver puts the automotive in park is therefore laborious to apprehend that I really had to seem it up within the manual the primary time I drove it. Doing it wrong can lead to the ringing of numberless bells and also the flashing of warning lights, with very little graphics that tell you you are doing it wrong however while not directions on the way to have a go at it right. And, as crazy because it is to mention this in 2012, you are going to possess to dedicate it slow to learning the way to operate this factor. therein sense, it is a very little archaic. however i might imagine that almost all of the folks that pip out can expect to possess to be told the way to use it.

And that's quite an issue with the M6. automatically and visually, it is a marvellous grand tourer, however the natural philosophy ar largely useless or obtrusive or each.

Over the course of the previous couple of years, the Germans are building more and more powerful and quick cars. which implies that, within the wrong hands, they will be dangerous. So, instead of let wealthy individuals kill themselves, they leave the necessary stuff up to the automotive. Get accustomed it. you would like 560 hp? Be able to place the robots to blame of exploitation it responsibly.

But the robots ar solely concerning ninety nine % good. as an example, with the traction management in its default setting, the M6 nearly killed Maine. i used to be actuation into traffic on a humid town street and, after I hit the gas, the automotive lurched into the intersection. As traffic bore down on Maine from either direction, the rear wheels slipped and power was cut mechanically, going Maine nearly stationary within the intersection. I hurriedly became a parking zone.

If you would like to like this automotive, you wish to create peace along with your mechanical overlords.

You'll even have to know that it is a GT and not a sports automotive. the primary factor the motive force notices is however serious it appears. The M6 weighs 900 pounds quite a 2004 motorcar Grand Cherokee. So, whereas BMW spent plenty of your time and cash creating it feel agile -- and it will -- it's serious. It's extremely serious. despite however agile or capable it's, it's still immense therefore it'll not want a sports automotive. The engine is splendid, however it's sterilized by its transmission.

But most of it's OK within the finish. it is not a track automotive. it is a crosser of continents, engineered to create long distances appear shorter. and that is precisely what it will.

In the tradition of different nice GTs, it makes sustaining huge speed easy. it's power to spare and an excellent huge gasoline tank. it's sensible and has area for 2 individuals and a few baggage. In my mind, it is the second- or third-best huge GT automotive on the market.

It's very sensible, great even, however it is not quite an hero.

The 2012 M6 convertible may be a good machine that exudes a muscular conduct with its look and drive character. It strikes the correct feelings deep within Maine as a result of this is often exactly the breed of automotive I like: massive, powerful, rear-wheel drive and assured. it's a presence on the road while not being chesty. the ability is robust, however civilized. The seven-speed may be a sleek, calming partner for the monster V8. The chassis feels jazzy, and also the steering includes a correct, athletic weight once the large automotive is pushed; still, the ride is sort of invariably comfy and infrequently discomposed by road imperfections.

The engine has lots of punch and emits a raw, intoxicating sound. The quad pipes in back ar stylish , associated most would say the M6 appearance and seems like an contestant. it is a thick one maybe, however in form still.

The cabin is appointed in dark, nearly sinister fashion. The materials look and feel cool and stylish to Maine. Everything is obtainable, and it seems like a cockpit. I worshipped this handwheel. massive and leather-clad, it felt slightly old-school, interactive and jazzy. Drop the highest, and on a commute with temperatures within the 60s, it is a cathartic cruiser.

For this value, there ar different choices which will provide sportier dynamics. Or additional luxury. however the M6 is one in every of the most effective mixtures of the 2.

Thursday, October 25, 2012

2013 Bentley Continental GT Speed
On Sale: November
Price: $217,725
Drivetrain: Twin-turbo, 616-hp, 590-lb-ft W12; awd, eight-speed automatic w/ torque converter
Curb Weight: 5115 pounds
0-60 mph: 4.0 seconds, (mfg.)
Fuel Efficiency: 13 city/20 hwy/15 combined

The Bentley Continental GT Speed is the fastest production Bentley ever made, with a top speed of 205 mph. How fast was the second-fastest Bentley ever made? The 2009 Continental Supersports went 204. The 2007 Continental GT Speed went 202. So we're splitting hairs to some degree but the hairs are all on very fast heads. Granted, you're not likely to ever find a place where you could actually go that fast, but it's nice to know you could and to be able to throw out the 205 figure and the phrase "fastest ever" when you're talking about your car.

The first Bentley Speed appeared in 1923 as the Bentley 3.0-liter "Speed Model." That one used twin SU carburetors and higher compression on its four-cylinder engine to reach its performance goals. Ninety years later, the 2013 Speed uses changes to the Bosch ME17 engine management program to wring 49 more horsepower out of the twin-turbo W12, increasing boost 0.3 bar from 1.65 in the standard W12 to 1.95 in the Speed. Thus, horsepower goes from 567 to 616. Torque peaks at 590 lb ft on a broad plateau from 2000 to 5000 rpm. To make the most out of all that power Bentley stiffened the springs, bars and bushings and set it down on 275/35ZR21 Pirelli PZeros. There are even optional carbon ceramic disc brakes to replace the standard iron discs.

Other differences distinguish it from the GT, including ten-spoke 21-inch wheels, dark trim in the grille, quilted leather seats and "Speed" script on the door sills.

By: Mark Vaughn