Monday, May 10, 2010

2010 BMW Z4 sDrive35is Mille Miglia

2010 BMW Z4 sDrive35is Mille Miglia

The 2010 edition of the Mille Miglia is particularly important because BMW  is celebrating the 70th anniversary of the historic victory of the House at the Brescia Mille Miglia. And what better way to celebrate than launching a special edition Z4? Called the Z4 sDrive35is Limited Edition Mille Miglia (yes, it is an annoyingly long name), this special edition will be limited to only 99 units.

The BMW Z4 sDrive35is Limited Edition Mille Miglia will be painted in a Polaris Metallic matte finish with a black front grill. It will be offered with an M aerodynamic kit, ‘Mille Miglia’ badges, and 19-inch wheels finished in Dark Chrome.

The interior will get leather and Alcantara with red stitching and M sports steering wheel with the same red stitching.

Under the hood the same engine will be utilized as in the sDrive35is: 3.0-liter 6-cylinder twin turbo engine that delivers a total of 340 hp and 450 Nm of torque. The top speed is still limited to 155 mph.

Sunday, May 2, 2010

2010 Saab 9-3 Convertible

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With so many entry-level luxury car choices from Germany, Japan and America, it's easy to overlook the Swedish Saab 9-3. But the truth is, the Saab 9-3 could be a great match for buyers looking for a spacious, safe and comfortable automobile with a proven safety record and a distinctly modern attitude.

Today's 9-3 lineup is the latest in Saab's long line of near-luxury cars dating back to the 1970s. Offered in a variety of body styles, with abundant cargo space and frugal yet powerful engines, it has always represented a competitively priced, character-laden alternative to the me-too near-luxury offerings from other manufacturers.

Though the unique and practical 9-3 hatchbacks were discontinued after the 2002 model year, the 9-3 family continues to be offered in multiple body styles: a four-door sedan, two-door convertible and four-door wagon, the latter called "SportCombi." All utilize small-displacement, turbocharged engines that extract big power while salvaging respectable fuel economy. Recent examples have been made available with V6s as a step up from one of Saab's traditionally lively four-cylinders. Furthermore, the Saab 9-3 tends to be priced aggressively, at least in sedan and wagon form. Convertible models have always been a bit less of a bargain.

All Aeros are powered by a 280-hp V-6, 2.0Ts can be optioned with AWD, the Aero V-6 XWD gains an electronically controlled limited-slip (eLSD), the Aero Sport Sedan and SportCombi get carbon-fiber interior trim. In addition, all 9-3s now have OnStar 8.0, which includes turn-by-turn nav.

Friday, April 30, 2010

2010 Volkswagen Cross Polo

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2010 Volkswagen Cross Polo

Next generation of the Volkswagen Cross Polo is ready. The compact smart in Rugged All-Terrain Look celebrates its world premiere at the Geneva Motor Show 2010th presented by the Volkswagen Polo basic version in 2009 and the Polo BlueMotion (debut in 2010) with his superiors and possibly record-breaking fuel efficiency and the VW Polo GTI debuts in Geneva, completed the Volkswagen Cross Polo the series as a fourth model. With its refreshingly bold design, the unique world of colors and functionality and increased ground clearance (15 mm gain), the five-door is very attractive as one of the most unusual vehicles in its class.

Although it is billed as a crossover, the Volkswagen Polo Cross Polo hatchback is lifted substantially, blessed with some more ground clearance and rugged design. Black body cladding, the lower part of the car, accentuated by silver accents are added to the front and rear fascias, brake disks designed to appear. Inside, the two-tone interior gets black webbed seat inserts, together with cross embroidered Polo logo on the backrest.

Buyers are offered a choice of six engines – a rich selection, even if so here is the mix engine in the standard Polo. The engine lineup ranges in power from 68 to 105 hp, and offers both petrol and diesel variants. The previous Base 58-hp, 1.2-liter i-4 was dropped, and the five-speed manual transmission. Cross Polo All are equipped with a manual transmission as standard, but a seven-speed dual-clutch gearbox automatic transmission is optional.

2011 Nissan Altima

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Nissan  Altima  is ones of the best-selling cars in America at 2010.2011 Nissan Altima The five years old, sends medium-sized automotive design at the finish line. Nissan  is preparing a next-generation Altima, probably for the model year 2013. Stay in the meantime, the 2011 Altima popular rogue of a triumvirate that precision models of Honda Accord and child reveals softer Toyota Camry.

The front-wheel drive, five-passenger Nissan Altima combines performance and an attractive exterior as either a two-door coupe or a four-door sedan.
The Nissan Altima is powered by a 175-hp 2.5-liter V6 or a 270-hp 3.5-liter V6 engine and transmission choices include a gearbox or a continuously variable transmission (CVT). The cover on the Altima include: the 2.5 Base (only on the sedan), the 2.5 S and the 3.5 SR. Safety features include four-wheel disc brakes, ABS, six airbags, active head restraints for the stability and traction control, front seat belt tensioners and a tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS). For a sportier look of the coupe roofline is 2.6 inches shorter than the sedan and flows back into a long tail and beautiful sculptures, which narrows between wide shoulders above prominent wheel arches. The suspension is tuned to the driver with a deft touch and increased response.