Category: Car Review, Porsche, Super Car
Stuttgart. Dr. Ing. h.c. F. Porsche AG, Stuttgart, is doubling the driving fun to be had from the new 911 Carrera by putting a Cabriolet alongside the Coupé. The debut of the new generation of the sports car classic is being followed only a few months later by the open-top models of the 911 Carrera and 911 Carrera S in the new 911 design.
What the Coupé began with the new aluminium-steel body, the Cabriolet continues with the all-new, unique hood: As a result, the typical 911 roof line is initially retained in its entirety. Even when closed up, the Cabriolet cuts a fine figure. Intelligent lightweight design, even including the use of magnesium in the hood, ensures less weight and more sportiness, lower fuel consumption and greater comfort. Read the rest of this entry »
Category: SUV, Toyota
New Fortuner…Above and Beyond
Luxurious SUV with the reflection of world-class image
Outstanding performance, great responding to accelerator, and fuel efficiency
Both in Diesel Common-rail Diamond Tech and Gasoline VVT-i
- 1 KD-FTV (I/C) 3000 cc
16 valve common-rail diesel direct injection turbo intercooler
Max power 163 ps (120 kW) at 3,400 rpm
Max torque 343 Nm from 1,400-3,200 rpm Read the rest of this entry »
Category: Pickup, Toyota
World-class & Fuel efficient Pickup With exclusive Toyota advanced technology Diamond Tech Perfect and high performance under all riding conditions Best fuel economy both in Diesel Common-rail and Gasoline VVT-i.
Standard and Extra cab (J Type) Models
Exceptional performance in loading function, durable framework, and powerful suspensions
New exterior design with the luxurious, mighty, and forceful image
- Newly designed headlights with halogen headlamp bulbs that act as a multi reflector which gives bright and clear lights in SUV style, more luxurious, and look mighty, including new tail lights attractive, luxurious, and sportive
- Car hood nicely outlined to match with new scoop – larger size with outstanding look
- Latest styles of front grille and front bumper – attractive and modern
- Foldable antenna (Only in extra cab type)
- Greater riding performance through steel wheels with new pattern of wheel cover (excluding 2.5J type) and 205/70R15 tires for more effective loading usages Read the rest of this entry »
Category: Audi, Luxury Car
The Audi A3 was hailed back in 1996 for its sleek design, which hasn’t changed much over the last 15 years. The car which was designed to be a small family car was released after the end of the Audi 50 model.
As an entry level luxury car the A3 will be watched closely by those of us looking for an upmarket second car. The high resale values, cabin quality and desirability offer the buyer quality that is not present in other three door models.
The new model which was announced this year has a sportier body presenting a streamlined exterior and a low sporty body. The look of the car has the same aesthetic nature as the body of the car released in the nineties. The beauty of the Audi body shape is that it does not age in the same way as those of the Volkswagen or the Mercedes. So when buying an Audi you can be assured that the look of the car will not seem out of place in five years. Read the rest of this entry »
Category: Convertible, Coupe, Porsche, Super Car
Stuttgart. Dr. Ing. h.c. F. Porsche AG, Stuttgart, is widening the top end of its Carrera model line and pairing up each of the two 911 Carrera GTS with an all-wheel drive twin. That means that the 911 Carrera 4 GTS Coupé and Cabriolet will combine the 408 hp (300 kW) top of the range engine of the Carrera GTS family with the intelligent, all-wheel drive Porsche Traction Management (PTM). Driving dynamics are not the only source of attraction. Economics are as well. Thanks to Porsche Intelligent Performance the new all-wheel 911s consume no more than the equivalent Carrera 4S version, the Coupé remains at 11.0 l/100 km (25.7 mpg imp.) and the Cabriolet at 11.2 l/100 km (25.2 mpg imp.) respectively based on the New European Driving Cycle (NEDC). Moreover both of them boast an even more comprehensive standard equipment package compared with the Carrera 4S models. Read the rest of this entry »
Category: Coupe, Porsche, Super Car
Stuttgart. The next step up from the Cayman S is known as the Cayman S Black Edition: Starting in July 2011, Dr. Ing. h.c. F. Porsche AG, Stuttgart, is bringing the mid-engine coupé to market in a special edition limited to 500 units boasting even better performance and especially lavish equipment specification. The Cayman S Black Edition is powered by a 3.4 litre six-cylinder boxer engine with power output increased by 10 hp (7 kW) to 330 hp (243 kW) at 7,400 rpm (an additional 200 rpm). The maximum torque remains unchanged at 370 Newton metres at 4,750 rpm. Read the rest of this entry »
Category: Porsche, Super Car
Stuttgart. Dr. Ing. h.c. F. Porsche AG, Stuttgart’s sporty Gran Turismos are receiving reinforcements in the guise of a long range cruiser with an impressive turn of speed. With a range in excess of 1,200 kilometres on an 80 litre tank, the new Panamera Diesel is a good bet as a distinctly economical GT saloon. Thanks to its fuel consumption of only 6.3 litres per 100 kilometres based on the NEDC with the optional low friction tyres – which equates to 167 g/km CO2 – in purely arithmetical terms, the first Porsche Gran Turismo with a six-cylinder diesel engine can drive from Berlin to Bologna without refuelling. With the standard tyres the fuel consumption of 6.5 l/100 km (172 g/km CO2) is also very low. Read the rest of this entry »
Category: Concept Car, Electric Car, Mitsubishi
Based on the i MiEV, the i MiEV Sport enhances the “driving” image of Mitsubishi’s electric vehicles. The car features Mitsubishi Motors’ unique in-wheel motors in the front plus S-AWC (Super All Wheel Control) — the company’s vehicle dynamics control system — to achieve high maneuverability as well as high levels of both environmental and running performance.The car brings a new closeness between people and cars; allowing them to become more a part of daily life. Read the rest of this entry »
Category: Used Car
The used car industry is expanding tremendously a fact that has ensured that the market is flooded with several used cars. It is for this reason that most people find it almost impossible to settle down with any specific car or alternatively end up investing in the wrong car. While most people take the time to budget and weigh options, there are other important factors which play a critical role in selecting used cars for sale and which are continuously neglected.
One of the most important factors that you have to consider is the depreciation rate of the car. Buying used cars ensures that you are safeguarded from this for the simple reason that brand new cars are known to depreciate at a higher rate compared to used cars. Read the rest of this entry »
Category: Car Review, Used Car
When it comes to used cars most of us trust in the wisdom of the Kelley Blue Book ratings and their values are typically among the first questions asked when discussing price. The Kelley Blue Book ratings are a standard in the industry and are based on research and proven statistics rather than bias or opinion. Used cars are rated and priced according to the resale value which is the cost of the car new minus depreciation. Depreciation has been cited as the largest expense an owner will experience over the first five years of ownership. According the 2010 Kelley Blue Book ratings for the top 5 cars in terms of resale value over the first five years are the Audi A-5, BMW M-3, Chevrolet Camaro SS, Chevrolet Corvette and the Honda CR-V.
The Audi A-5 comes in at the top holding a resale value of over forty percent in the fifth year which is quite good for the auto industry. An Audi is typically more of an investment than many other used cars and therefore mandates a higher resale value, even at forty percent of the original value the prices are still high and attest to the quality of the car. This is assuming that car is being maintained and serviced regularly and that is not being pushed beyond its design limits. The Audi A-5 is a great used car and these vehicles are only predicted to lose a quarter of their original value in the first two years making it easy to get fantastic deals on almost new luxury cars at used car prices. Read the rest of this entry »