Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Audi Reveals New A8 Hybrid in 2012

2012 Audi A8 Hybrid

After the presentation of the A8 Hybrid Concept in 2010, Audi is introducing its frugal four-cylinder limousine, which goes on sale in 2012. Audi had made very few changes to the model such as the smaller (18" instead of 21") but same alloy wheels and conventional looking engine cover.

The car features the same parallel hybrid powertrain that combines a modified 2.0-liter turbocharged TFSI gasoline engine delivering 211HP and 350 Nm (258.15 lb-ft) of torque, with a disc-shaped electric motor that develops 40 kW (54HP) and 210 Nm (154.89 lb-ft). Its short-term system output is rated at 245-horsepower and 480 Nm (345.03 lb-ft) of torque. The A8 Hybrid goes from standstill to 100 km/h (62mph) in 7.7 seconds and has a top speed of 235 km/h (146 mph).

Its fuel consumption is under 6.4 liters per 100 km, and CO2 emissions below 148 grams per km. In addition, it can travel on electric power alone at speeds of up to 100km/h (62mph) for a distance of up to three kilometers or 1.86 miles at a constant 60km/h (37 mph).

There are three different modes to drive in which "EV" stands for electric drive, "D" where the system controls both the engine and the electric motor, and the "S" mode for a sportier driving style.

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Ferrari 458 Italia Spider at Frankfurt Motor Show

Ferrari 458 Italia Spider

The world's first mid-rear engined convertible with a retractable hard top was officially unveiled ahead of its launch at the Frankfurt Motor Show.

The Spider features a single-piece aluminium hardtop just ahead of the engine bay with a tonneau cover and two buttresses. The aluminium structure offers lot of advantages which includes a reduction of 25 kg and a deployment time of just 14 seconds. The new Ferrari 458 Spider will go on sale early next year.

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

BMW's four-cylinder 5 Series

BMW 5 Series

BMW is all set to improve the overall fuel efficiency for the 2012 model. This model will have an introduction of a new 2.0-liter turbo four with 240 horsepower and 260 pound-feet of torque. Removing these two cylinders will increase the fuel economy, and you can apply those pump savings towards the higher purchase price.

Significance of packing and storage services

Basically there are two main reasons why people relocate. Some people relocate to start a new life at a place they had loved so much after retiring from their jobs. Some relocate to meet the company demands and many companies in the last decade or so have expanded across shores and installed a new branch for business purposes. You might have been one among many asked to relocate to the newer branch. Relocation implies a lot of overhead on everyone and it is a very painful task. Remember one thing; if any of your properties gets damaged during relocation, the repaired or replaced products are never the same as what it was before. It is a huge responsibility and you need experts to handle the relocation job for you.

If you are a guy settled in Chicago or settling down in Chicago, Chicago Movers is one of the best companies you could avail for your relocating needs. They are highly reputed and experienced and they handle the task in quite some professional manner. They have highly skilled and trained laborers for handling the task. They literally move anything and everything. To top it up, they take full responsibility for your properties which is exactly what you need in terms of quality of service provided.

Most of the professional movers and packers company also provide you with packing and unpacking services by which they come to your place with appropriate packing materials, pack your properties, store it in case if required and unpack it when they drop it off at your new destination. Just that you might have to pay more for the number of days you have availed for storing your properties. Chicago mover has certainly made the relocating task much easier.

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Germany's Brands Remain Unaffected by Economy Slump

BMW 1ER M Coupe

The auto industry hasn’t escaped from the slowing global economy which affected the stock markets due to the US credit rating downgrade. This month has been the worst since November 2008 for the Euro Stoxx Automobile and Parts Index.

Despite the slowing economy, its the luxury car makers who were able to withstand than the mass brands like Fiat and Renault. German premium auto manufacturers are by far the best bet. BMW, Audi, Mercedes and Porsche are the most stable brands because wealthy buyers still have enough money to spend than middle-class consumers.

2012 Lexus CT 200h gets F Sport package

2011 Lexus CT 200H

Lexus is improving its visual appeal and performance of its CT 200h by adding an F Sport package. It gets a revised body kit with a meshed-out front grille, high-gloss alloy wheels, metal front scuff plates, a perforated leather steering wheel, leather shift knob, aluminum pedals, optional perforated leather seats and a re-tuned suspension.

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