Monday, November 7, 2011
The new-for-2012 Cadillac Escalade Premium Collection provides a fresh alternative for Escalade buyers, replacing some of the vehicle’s bright work wîth body color elements.
The new exterior design features include a restyled front fascia (upper and lower) that features body-color surround and horizontal elements, wîth strong vertical chrome bars. Additional styling updates include redesigned front fender vents, body-color side moldings and door handles.
The 2012 Premium collection also offers new 22′ polished aluminum wheels and optional LED headlamps.
Rear design enhancements include a redesigned rear fascia wîth integrated dual rectangular exhaust tips, clear-tinted LED tail lamps and center high-mounted stop lamp, and a revised Cadillac emblem.
The Premium Collection will share interior updates and features wîth the Escalade family, which includes a new center console lid wîth functional tray, a new rear camera wîth parking assist guides, Point of Interest Navigation Franchise Search and advanced Sirius/XM Satellite Radio wîth weather and Tune Select.
The Escalade Premium Collection includes numerous luxury, performance and technology features inherent to the lineup, including: Magnetic Ride Control, power operated sunroof, Intellibeam headlamps, and Side Blind Zone Alert safety alert system, in addition to rear seat entertainment and power-assist steps that deploy automatically as the doors open and close.
The benchmark in the segment of large MPVs, the Lancia Voyager is 5.21 metres long, 1.99 m wide, 1.75 m high on a wheelbase of approx. 3.1 metres. Offered standard in the configuration with 7 seats, it is a model for relaxing moments and comfortable journeys, whose passengers will benefit from a firm sense of on-board wellbeing.
The Lancia Voyager’s suspension system uses a solid framework that is optimised to attain the best result in driving comfort and handling terms. At the front, it is the MacPherson type with crossmember and wishbones optimised for new load conditions; at the rear, there is a torsion beam and anti-roll bar to provide excellent handling performance. The Lancia Voyager’s suspensions have been specially developed for use on European roads, obtaining both exceptional travelling comfort with all types of road surfaces and handling features, such as precision and immediate driving response, of absolute reference.
Lancia Voyager proposes two Euro5-compliant engines which enhance the dimension of travel, with engineering and performance coming together to deliver comfort beyond compare: the lively 163 HP 2.8L diesel and the powerful 283 HP 3.6 petrol engine. The Lancia Voyager can be equipped with a 2.8 litre common rail turbodiesel engine delivering 163 HP and a torque of 360 Nm, keeping fuel consumption at 7.9 l/100 km in the combined cycle while CO2 emissions are 207 g/km. The second engine in the range is the new 3.6L V6 petrol engine with 6 cylinders configured in a 60° V, which delivers 283 HP at 6,600 rpm and a torque of 344 Nm at 4,400 rpm. Thrilling performance puts it at the top of the class, all with fuel consumption at around 10.8 l/100 km in the combined cycle.
Sunday, November 6, 2011
Imperium Automotive have announced their new exclusive upgrade package for the recently released new generation Bentley Continental GT Coupe. The new Imperium Bentley Continental GT Audentia upgrade is strictly limited in production to only 50 units worldwide and is now available to order directly through Imperium with initial customers estimated to take full delivery within the next 6-8 weeks.
This exclusive upgrade package features a newly designed front bumper with grille, air vents and visually lowering sport side skirts. The new rear apron design features a new boot lip spoiler, subtle rear diffuser and newly designed sports exhaust tips.
All new Imperium Bentley Audentia bodywork components are skilfully manufactured using the finest British engineering principles, techniques and processes. Each limited edition package is exclusively made to order in the customer’s preferred choice of PU-RIM plastic or ultra light prepreg autoclave carbon fibre.
On the outside the CT 200h F-Sport makes its presence known with 17-inch dark-finish alloys, a larger rear spoiler, flared side skirts, a mesh front grille and new aero-styled bumpers front and rear. In the cabin the distinguishing features include an F-Sport steering wheel with a flat bottom section and aluminium pedals and scuff plates.
Adding to the specification of the SE-L grade, the F-Sport gains cruise control, F-Sport black leather upholstery, heated front seats, electric driver’s seat adjustment, auto-dimming (electrochromatic) electrically retractable door mirrors and a rear parking camera that links to a display in the rear-view mirror. And if that isn’t enough, owners can ramp up the specification with the option of an advanced HDD navigation system combined with Lexus’s Remote Touch control, an auto-dimming rear-view mirror, back guide monitor and 10-speaker audio package. Front and rear parking sensors and a sunroof are also available.
Lexus has tuned the CT 200h F-Sport’s suspension for a more engaging drive, and fitted its lateral damping system as standard. Coil spring rates have been changed and the standard Showa shock absorbers replaced with Kayaba dampers that give more sports-oriented performance.
Headline performance from the new F-Sport matches its CT 200h sister models with a zero-road-tax 94g/km CO2 emissions and 68.9mpg official combined cycle fuel consumption. And, as the only full hybrid in its class, it can run for up to a mile in slow moving traffic on its electric power alone, reducing fuel use and tailpipe emissions to zero.
Merdad Collection proudly introduces the newly tuned Evoque, the Mer-Nazz. The Mer-Nazz is a highly individual, bespoke and dramatic car. It has been designed to enhance the dynamic and sporting profile of the original car, with its strong front and rear bumper graphics, providing a purposeful and muscular design. The new bonnet adds to the front-end drama, creating a powerful profile which eludes to the car’s tuning.
The stance of the car is enhanced by Merdad’s 22″ alloy wheels – coupled with the wider arch treatment. The styling theme is continued in side elevation by adding to the car’s sporting lines, with ground hugging sills and feature intakes blending into the new arches.
The Mer-Nazz reveals taste, style and desirability; incorporating modified body styling throughout. Our tuning illustrates a more aggressive appearance for the car. The overall design execution is impeccably crafted with fine carbon fibre detailing.
Even the basic Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG is truly powerful. With its 457 HP and maximum torque of nearly 600 Nm, it is anything but underpowered. But of course Kicherer made it a little faster and better still. Even the AMG standard production is far from true perfection. Therefore, Mercedes-Benz refiner KICHERER now presents a new family member in the Supersport series: the C63 T.
A few additional horses were added to its performance, taking the total HP to more than 550. The drive shafts also have to deal with a huge torque of 640 Nm. Together, they achieve a sprint to 100 km/h in just 4.2 seconds and a maximum speed of powered-down 320 km/h. These values are more than impressive! A sports air filter, as well as a stainless steel sports exhaust system with flap control including stainless steel manifold also contribute to the added power. An RS-line in-house thread sports chassis was installed for best driving behaviour. It offers not only the mandatory lowering but also clearly moves up the sports station wagon’s threshold range. Four fine KICHERER RS-1 forged wheel rims in a 20 inch format maintain asphalt contact. The exclusive 3-part wheels hide a high-performance composite brake system that warrants decelerations at super sports car level.
The KICHERER C63 T Supersport also offers visual attractions galore. The Stockach tuners installed an aerodynamics package that comprises a front spoiler with carbon flaps, a side sill set with carbon enlargement, a carbon tail diffusor, carbon front grille and the highly popular carbon mirror shells. Together with the already quite widened body, they provide for a fine overall appearance that can hardly be outdone in matters of sportiveness. Even more: The engine bay received a specially developed motor cover with carbon inlays.