Friday's Shoegasm and a few Fawk Yous



 Link up for Friday's Shoegasm and shoes us your favourite pair of heels or shoes.  Because everyone loves a really cute pair of shoes.  Will also share with you my Hot Air Ballooning experience when I get back on Sunday.
Hervé Léger Now £300.18 Snake Look Sandals


Sergi Rossi £354.18




Halston  £341.00


Vouelle  £242


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Its also Fawk You Friday! So, go and link up with Boobies and Christy and let it all oot! Give these girls a whirl, they're brilliant.

  • Fuck you to the Pneumonia that hit me like a ton of bricks this week.  Totally floored me physically.  I had to say at home, in bed, on the couch and rest!  Fucking boring!

  • Fuck you to the diet has was going so well last week and was ruined this week by being at home and eating all the wrong fucking shite and not being able to go to the gym.  I was so looking forward to wearnig my FoulMouthShirts. 

  • Fuck you to the gas suppliers who were all out of gas this week and we froze our fucking arses off crowding around a tiny wee fan heater.

  • Fuck you to DSTV which costs too much and will be switched off at our house as from today!  Its gonna be a rough ride.

Anyway, Plonkers have a great weekend.  Don't forget to enter my competition - Caption my Freaky Photo #11.



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Jeep Willys Quad 1940

Initially, Willys-Overland and American Bantam Car Manufacturing Company, the only two companies meet. But soon, the Ford Motor Company entered the scene, and competition began among the three in which the company would receive the lucrative government contracts.


Each of the companies for the production of prototypes for testing in record time. Chief Engineer Bantam Bantam and the management team, developed the project, and the company has built its field car within 49 days.


Willys-Overland vice president of engineering Delmar G. Roos designed the Willys Quad. Ford developed its Model (General Purpose) GP, known as Pygmies, which was powered by an adapted Ford / Ferguson tractor. Each company has a prototype of the army in the summer of 1940 and obtained permission to build 70 test vehicles.


The army took possession of these vehicles in November 1940 at Camp Holabird, Md. Each of the three designs exceeded the Army specifications of £ 1,300., But the army realized that the limit is too low and raised for next round of vehicles.

The army has launched the next round of contracts in March 1941. Bantam BRC was to produce 40 vehicles 1500 model, Ford would build 1,500 modified and improved GP Pygmies, and Willys would build 1,500 Quads. Testing and evaluation led to the selection Army Willys vehicle as the standard.


Since then, most of the Bantam, Ford GP products were sent to England and Russia as part of the Lend-Lease. United Kingdom Ford vehicle was popularly known as the "Blitz Buggy."

With modifications and improvements, the Willys Quad became the MA, and later the MB. But the army, and the world became known as the Jeep ®.
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2011 Jeep Wrangler

Chrysler Group LLC unveiled images of the new 2011 Jeep Wrangler and Jeep Wrangler Unlimited. Jeep continues to refine the formula to success by combining its ability Wrangler reference legendary with a new design that offers a style rich in contact with the surfaces significantly improved occupant comfort and versatility, courtesy and appearance of a premium brand of body color hard top for the new popular style of the Sahara.




"The legendary Jeep Wrangler is improved," said Mike Manley, Managing Director - Jeep Brand, Chrysler Group. "While maintaining an unparalleled, legendary feature, 2011 Jeep Wrangler offers a totally new interior, which offers a range of features for comfort, convenience and flexibility. The Sahara models feature a stunning, all-new body color hard top, because customers are looking for Jeep Wrangler with a premium look more ".


New 2011 Jeep Wrangler interior highlights include updated instrument panel and new storage facilities, with better ergonomics and updated materials. New lock the armrest console and upgrade port areas have a nice touch points, while the center console of the new design is easier to reach and use. Heated, electrically adjustable mirrors are now available, and the drivers and their passengers better visibility courtesy of the largest window in the rear.


All new steering wheel controls allow the driver to control the radio, cruise control, hands-free phone and other functions of the vehicle while keeping both hands on the wheel. A new USB device interface connected to storage devices (USB keys and MP3 players and more) for use with Media Center of the car, which now includes Bluetooth audio streaming. Twelve-volt accessories were added and a new 110-volts are available to provide an equivalent power to the outlets in your home.

In line with the traditional Jeep, hex bolts used in the cabin, and used to mount a "Jeep, since 1941" messages on the new car handle.

Jeep engineers have further refined the acoustic treatment 2011 Wrangler and Wrangler Unlimited, which significantly reduces interior noise.

To give a higher premium, the 2011 Jeep Wrangler and Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Sahara models feature a new body color hard top senior.

Newest Jeep Wrangler colors are available for 2011, Detonator Yellow, Deep Cherry Red, Sahara Tan, Cosmos blue and bright white.
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2011 Jeep Wrangler Mojave

The success of a special camp edition Wrangler vehicles produced in 2010, the Jeep ® Wrangler presents its latest model: the new Jeep Wrangler 2011 Mojave.


Praising the well-known Western Desert and the barren Mojave Trail, Mojave Jeep Wrangler has a unique theme in and out of the desert, and the aggressive wheel package deal with the toughest terrain tires.

"The Mojave Road is known for the expeditions of exploration and a robust environment that provides altitude canyons, sand, across the river and the coast - the ideal backdrop for the Jeep Wrangler," said Mike Manley, President and CEO -. Jeep, Chrysler Group LLC "In creating the Mojave Jeep Wrangler, which are able to deliver another specialized vehicle that Jeep fans will love, while attracting new customers at Jeep dealerships."


Covering 138 miles, the trail begins near Mojave Laughlin, Nevada, and travel to Afton Canyon near Barstow, California

Models available in the Wrangler and Wrangler Unlimited 2011 Jeep Wrangler Mojave arrive in showrooms in June 2011.


Jeep Wrangler Mojave

Based on the Wrangler Sport model, unique in the Mojave Desert to convey the theme Wrangler off-road fun. Exterior features include body-color hardtop and fenders, "Mojave" labels and the lizard, and the back of the hood, running boards, and sub-model. Jeep Wrangler Rubicon Wrangler Mojave package also offers the aggressive tires and wheels of gray mineral wheels shod with 17-inch 32-inch tires. Finishing the exterior of the tank includes a black door, tail light guards.

Inside, the seats are Mojave Desert Jeep Wrangler leather saddle with black lizard logo embossed on the front seats. Driftwood only around the vents, front passenger handle, steering wheel spokes and door handle inserts. Mopar ® carpet rolling model of melting snow and grip the handles complete the package of Mojave in general.


New 2011 Jeep Wrangler Sahara, Mojave Tan is available in black and white.

Jeep Wrangler Mojave option is available on a U.S. manufacturer's suggested retail price (MSRP) of $ 29.195, excluding $ 750 destination.

New 2011 Jeep Wrangler

Jeep Wrangler continues to refine the successful formula for combining the reference point for the legendary skill with a completely new interior design that offers a rich and meaningful improvement in the appearance courtesy of the contact surface, passenger comfort and versatility, and the award of a new body-colored hard surface of a popular model in the Sahara.

New 2011 Jeep Wrangler interior highlights include updated instrument panel and new storage facilities, with better ergonomics and updated materials. New lock the armrest console and upgrade port areas have a nice touch points, while the center console of the new design is easier to reach and use. Heated, electrically adjustable mirrors are now available, and the drivers and their passengers better visibility courtesy of the largest window in the rear.

All new steering wheel allow the driver to control the radio, cruise control, handsfree and other vehicle functions, keeping your hands on the wheel. A new interface connects to USB storage devices for use with Media Center the vehicle, which now includes Bluetooth ® streaming audio. Accessories twelve volts and have added a new 110 volt is available to provide power similar to the AC outlets in the home.

According to the traditional Jeep design, hexagonal used throughout the interior, and are used to install the "Jeep, 1941," dipping its handle new car.

Jeep engineers have further refined the acoustic treatment 2011 Wrangler and Wrangler Unlimited, which significantly reduces interior noise.

To give a more premium, the 2011 Jeep Wrangler Sahara and Wrangler Unlimited models feature a brand new, upscale body-colored rigid.
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2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8

The most powerful, technologically advanced, a high-performance Jeep vehicle ever - the all-new 2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8 - arrived in the summer of 2011 with a combination of legendary Jeep capability and utility companies, merged with the Engineering peak performance of the famous street of Chrysler LLC and Racing Technology (SRT) team.


Provides excellent handling in all conditions and complemented by SRT key properties - including functional, performance-oriented design, world-class ride and handling, braking and race-inspired interior appointments - the 2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8 Jeep expands the range and builds on the successful launch of the award-winning Jeep Grand Cherokee 2011.


"The all-new 2012 Grand Cherokee SRT8 is the ultimate performance SUV that offers a combination of ability and user friendliness Jeep, world-class performance, luxury and sophistication, and advanced innovative technologies," said Mike Manley, President and CEO - Jeep brand, Chrysler LLC. "Jeep vehicles have long been known for their off-road capabilities. Besides Jeep four-wheel drive and utility, the Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8 capacity to a new level by giving fans extreme performance for the conduct of the street and track.

"Our new performance SUV benchmark grows efficiently Grand Cherokee portfolio, and will continue to attract new customers in the Jeep showrooms," said Manley.

Designed and built using the proven formula that raises SRT performance to dizzying levels, the new 2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8 will go from 0 to 60 km / h in 4.8 seconds, 0-100-0 km / h in the mid 16 second range can cover the quarter mile in the mid-range 13 seconds, has a top speed of 155 km / h and the brakes 60 to 0 km / h in 116 meters.


The owners of the car, Chrysler Group SRT receives a day of professional driving lessons from Richard Petty Racing School as part of the SRT track experience, designed to enhance their knowledge and driving skills on the road or the track. Sessions held throughout the year on selected tracks.

Awe-inspiring power transmission

Power Transmission 2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8 is the new Chrysler Group 6.4-liter HEMI V-8 with the Fuel Saver technology, which provides an estimate 465 hp and 465 lb-ft of torque - an improvement of 45 horses and 45 lb-ft of torque on the 6.1-liter HEMI V-8 it replaces.

Active intake manifold and high-lift cam with the cam slowly as possible to produce low-end torque while maximizing high-level performance and to improve the wider rpm band. In particular, 90 percent of torque available between 2800 and 6000 revolutions per minute, which allows a permanent inspiration starts, and improved performance in a straight line.

Fuel economy standards for technology and new-for-2012 operating system allows the exhaust valve four-cylinder engine is operated over a wider rev range, capable of producing as well as improve fuel efficiency - about 13 per cent increase on the highway - and extended about 450 miles on one tank of gas.


Standard joysticks mounted steering wheel to reach the stick automatic standard on the ground. Both are paired with an automatic transmission tested, so a choice of moving animated road and track. Each method allows the driver to pass, while the transmission controller calibration prevents situations that could turn the engine over. Fully adaptive electronic control of all the changes makes the powertrain more responsive, while reducing the hardness.

Excellent ride, handling and the ability to

For 2011, all models with a Jeep Grand Cherokee with improved and refined road race in part to the body structure of the car. The torsional rigidity has been improved 146 percent over the previous model, for improved ride, durability and noise reduction, vibration and harshness. This increase was achieved with more than 5400 welds in the body alone, marking an increase of 53 percent in spot welds, an increase of 42 percent in arc welding and an increase of 38 percent of 'structural adhesive.

With the new Grand Cherokee SRT8 2012, engineers improved further handling.

The Jeep vehicle handling growing - capable of 0.90 g on the skid pad - has a new SRT-listening, adaptive suspension damping managed by the new Jeep Selec-Track system that interacts with several different systems ( stability control, adaptive damping, transmission strategy for change, the dose of torque transfer case performance electronic limited slip differential, throttle and cylinder activation) to automatically adjust the vehicle dynamics. Drivers can manually select from five modes of specific dynamic driving conditions:

Auto: allows the tour the most consistent and automatically adjusts to any road situation using adaptive ride control

Sports: gives you more control of the body for a sporty, fun to drive, walk down the street

Trailer: provides a safe reduction in the pitch and bounce higher towing capacity

Track: offers a high performance, the company, the suspension "track-tuned" for the opportunity to block the movements of the body of all the experience of time management

Snow offers the most dynamic conservative, the vehicle in order to maintain security on-line in the cold winter

Standard Jeep Quadra-Trac active on-demand four-wheel drive transfer case uses the input from a variety of sensors to determine tire slip at the earliest opportunity and take corrective action. The system uses gas Anticipate the sense of rapid movement of gas from one end and maximizes the front-wheel slippage occurs. When gaps are identified tires, the Jeep 4x4 system transfer up to 100 percent of available torque to one wheel.

The transfer case also improves the handling of dosage of torque between the front and rear axles to maintain the driver's intended path. The new Grand Cherokee SRT8 is equipped with an electronic limited slip differential which eliminates wheel spin back and improves handling.

The adjusted return, fully hydraulic steering system has been improved with a new pump heavy cooler pump. Prepare revised offers drivers more direct feel and response center.

Redistribution of 5-spoke 20-inch wheels forged aluminum tower P295/45ZR20 Pirelli PZero run-flat tires (standard all-season or three seasons).

To complete the position in 2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8 is rated to tow 5000 pounds.

Excellent braking

Chrysler Group SRT vehicles are well known for its world-class braking. Braking power in 2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8 courtesy of new high-performance brakes with ABS SRT Brembo four-wheel (ABS).

Stopping distance performance of 116 meters from 60 to 0 km / h made possible by new red-painted Brembo 6-piston (front) and 4-piston (rear) calipers and ventilated discs measuring around 15 inches (before ) and 13.8 inches (rear).

Aggressive foreign and functional

The operational performance of the exterior of 2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8 features of "planted" the appearance of high-performance sports car is reduced by 1 inch and adding new, the SRT-exclusive, body-color wheel flares and a half cover threshold.

A piece front fascia includes new multi-function LED daytime running lights, resulting in an exclusive face for the new Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8, while a body-color grille with a black background and unique chrome trim bezel adds aggressive pace.

Integrated lower grille is painted glossy black base and a shoe with new design has integrated brake ducts for improved cooling performance and fade. Complete new front is a newly sculpted hood with exhaust heat from two black functional for added engine cooling.

Back continue SRT performance impact with new hatchback spoiler that reduces drag and improves support. A unique one piece rear fascia includes a separate diffuser with an empty trailer and cover the receiver. New for 2012 version of the Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8 is the dual exhaust system, sport exhaust tips with 4-inch.

Layout race-inspired and functional

In 2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee is refined, luxurious cabin has a sense of performance in SRT8 form, with the race-inspired technology and the SRT-exclusive agreements.

A new, heated leather-wrapped steering wheel rim has a section with a flat bottom surface only - which suggests a racing-inspired cockpit - which features the SRT logo. Standard hand control paddle on both sides of the palm of new contours then all audio files and electronic vehicle information center controls (EVIC) are accessible from the horizontal spokes of the wheel. A tilt and telescoping steering wheel is standard.

Sites Performance SRT-exclusive are new for 2012 and show an immediate feedback to control the input measures, power, torque, 0-60 km / h, kmh 60-0 stopping distance, g-forces, and eighth mile and quarter mile times, with increased engine information.

New SRT-style nappa leather and suede with sculpted seat cushions, adjustable headrests offer comfort to readers of newspapers - and "grip" to keep the driver and passenger in place during sporty driving. SRT logo embroidery and contrast stitching accent the front seats. (Heated front and rear) and ventilated (front) seats are standard.

Carbon fiber are integrated in the dashboard and door trim and new light, racing-style brakes and pads add to the appearance of high performance inside the cab.

Available solar roof panel provides a dual CommandView area two times more than standard glass sunroof and extends from the windshield to the rear of the vehicle.

Available in Luxury Group, Premium Package adds leather door panels, dashboard and center console and power products division, Adaptive Cruise Control, Collision Warning forward, and blind-spot monitoring.

Safety and security

Already a recipient of the 2011 Insurance Highway Safety (IIHS) "Top Safety Pick" for the Grand Cherokee models volume of the Institute, the 2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8 offers consumers 45 safety features, including:

Active head restraints: Deploy the case of a rear collision. The limits are designed to reduce damage by reducing the gap between the headrest and the passenger's head

Active turn signals, lights will flash three times when the rod is pressed for one second to indicate a lane change

Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC): The system reduces the vehicle speed set cruise control to close at another vehicle in the same lane, or when another vehicle pulls in the same corridor. The system accelerates the programmed speed when the vehicle speed from the beginning or moves in another direction. The ACC will maintain a distance between the vehicle-adjustable driver and in front of him, allowing the use of speed control on the flow of light without having to constantly adjust the parameters

Advanced multi-stage air bags: inflate with a force proportional to the severity of impact requirements Meets FMVSS 208 advanced air bags for the children out of position occupants

Antilock braking system (ABS): Senses and prevents wheel lockup, offering improved steering control under extreme conditions of braking and / or slippery conditions

Anti-lock brakes with rough road detection system anti-lock braking can detect if the vehicle runs on a difficult road of oscillations in the wheel speed signals. When the rough road is detected on off-road surfaces or trails, the ABS in a second pressure control where it will hold brake pressure pulses over

BeltAlert: To turn the ringer and / or icon highlights the instrument cluster to remind the driver and front passenger to the high yield, if the vehicle is driven without a front seat passenger wearing a safety belt

Blind Spot Monitoring (BSM) uses dual ultra-wideband radar sensors to help drivers when changing lanes, or if it is resolved or goes invisible to vehicles. The system will warn the driver of the vehicle (s) in their area of ​​shadow across the illuminated icons on the driver's side mirror and the selected sound bell

Brake Assist: In an emergency braking situation, the system applies maximum braking power, minimizing braking distance

Brake bypass the dispute between the gas and brake, the brake control signal causes the engine to reduce engine power when the driver stops the car

The brake-traction control system (BTCS): Helps to keep the wheels of car from spinning during acceleration will stop or slow speeds by applying individual brakes wheel slip (s)

Highchair anchoring system: LATCH (Lower Anchors and tethers for children) is designed to ease installation of compatible aftermarket child seats

Constant Force Retractors (CFR) regulates the force exerted on the occupant of the seat belt, and then gradually release seat belt webbing in a controlled manner

Electronic Roll Mitigation (ERM): An extension of electronic stability control (ESC). Use the ESC input from sensors to anticipate if the vehicle is at risk of entering a potential roll situation, then applies the brakes individually and modulating throttle position as required

Electronic Stability Control (ESC): Enhances driver control and helps maintain directional stability in all conditions. The advantage in critical situations such as turns, and is valid for driving on mixed surface conditions including snow, ice or gravel. If there is an appreciable difference between the decisions of the driver through the steering wheel and the vehicle's path, ESC applies the selective braking and throttle to guide the vehicle on the driver's desired path

Energy-absorbing steering column: the power to adjust the steering wheel employs a calibrated bending element that deforms during column stroke for optimal energy management

Enhanced Accident Response System (ears) to help emergency personnel to see and reach occupants in the event of an accident by throwing the interior lighting and unlocking doors after air bag deployment. Even off the flow of fuel when the engine

Express up / down window of Windows with one-touch express power up / down in the driver and front passenger side of the door

Forward Collision Warning (FCW): Using a rear-facing radar sensors, the system detects when the vehicle can be another vehicle is approaching too quickly, and warn the driver so the driver can determine what action should be taken to prevent the vehicle collision

High Intensity Discharge (HID): Provide approximately three times the light output of conventional reflector lamps for improved nighttime illumination

Hill Start Assist (HSA): Assists drivers when starting a vehicle from a stop on a hill by maintaining the level of brake pressure applied for a short period of time after a driver's foot brake pedal removed . If the throttle is not applied in a short time after the driver's foot leaves the brake pedal, brake pressure is released

Enter Keyless-N-Go: When a person enters the vehicle, the electronic sensors detect the vehicle key ring is present. The vehicle will then allow the individual to press a button to start the car without inserting the key in the ignition

It reinforces the knee: The lower instrument panel and glove box door are designed to properly position the occupant during impact, enabling air bags to work effectively

Navigation: voice-activated navigation system to provide real-time traffic to give clear guidance to the target using Global Positioning System (GPS) satellite

park sense rear park assist system: easier at low speeds in Reverse to detect stationary objects. Acoustic signals consisting of a driver and has discussed the Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC), integrated instrument panel

ParkView Rear View Camera: Provides a wide-angle view of the area immediately behind the vehicle, giving the peace of most of the drivers before switching to low speed. Contains row of the grid to help the driver when maneuvering in parking spaces or tight places. Also contributing to the tail of a towing vehicle when equipped. The image is displayed on the navigation screen when the transmission goes into reverse

Electric tilt and telescopic steering column memory: Provides a tilt steering column and move towards or away from the driver for a safe and comfortable distance from the advanced multi-stage driver airbag, if deployed

Brake Assist Rain: Use the pump to push the brake pads of the ESC in a bit against the brake discs in the rain to keep the rotors dry

Windscreen wipers with rain sensor: driver convenience feature that automatically detects the moisture on the windshield and activates the wipers

Ready Brake Alert: Anticipate situations where the driver can be stopped in emergency braking and uses the ESC to pump the brake pads against the rotors to reduce the time required to complete the application of the brakes

Stations of the Cross-back (CPR): In parking situations, the system warns the driver of the car traffic protection for your vehicle. It is activated when the vehicle is in reverse. The driver is informed of vehicle (s) crossing behind the vehicle through icons on the bright side mirror and driver selected sound of the bell

Distance (fob) Power windows (front windows - and only) to allow a passive person to cool the vehicle prior to opening the windows at a distance

Remote keyless entry: Locks and unlocks doors and turns on interior lighting. If the vehicle is equipped with a security alarm, the remote also arms and disarms that system

Remote start: OK starts the engine and actuates the key comfort parameters with environmental conditions while maintaining the key vehicle safety

Rollover accident Detection: Sense and apply a pre-tensioner bearing and / or standard full-length side curtain airbags as needed

Belt pretensioners: During a collision, impact sensors initiate front seat belt pretensioners to remove slack in the seatbelt system, which reduces the forward movement of the occupant's head and torso

Sentry Key engine immobilizer: Use the key engine that has an embedded transponder programmed with a security code for preventing theft of vehicles. When the ignition key is pressed, the controller sends a random number to the transponder and the engine must be started. If the wrong key is used, the engine shuts off after a few seconds

Signal Mirrors: integrated signal lamp in the house of mirrors gives indicators to be seen from the front and the sides and rear of the vehicle to warn oncoming vehicles and pedestrians

SmartBeam headlights: lighting system adapts to the ambient light and oncoming traffic to produce the maximum lighting

Standard full-length side curtain airbags: extend the protection to all pre-and outside rear passengers. Each side air bag has its own impact sensor that autonomously triggers the air bag on the side where impact occurs. This type of air bag is housed in the pavilion just above the side windows

Standard seat thorax side air bags: Provide enhanced protection thedriver and outside front passenger in certain consequences. Each bag has its own party impact sensor that autonomously active side air bags, where the impact occurs. Standard side airbags are placed inside the outer side of each front seat

The three-point seat belts: front outboard seats and all rear seating positions have lap and shoulder belt

Tire-pressure monitoring (TPM) informs the driver when the pressure is too low. Pressure sensor modules within the valve stems of all four wheels send continuous radio frequency signals to a receiver, and the system

Trailer swing control (TSC): Reduces trailer sway and improves handling in adverse towing conditions because of crosswinds and traffic. The system controls the movement of the vehicle than the driver's intended path, then applies brake pressure to slow the vehicle AC and then increases the pressure on a front wheel in order to eliminate fluctuations caused by the trailer

Uconnect Phone: From vehicle, voice communication system that allows customers to talk on their phones compatible with Bluetooth hands on the wheel and eyes on the road. The built in directory synchronization automatically download up to 1000 entries in the phonebook, which can then be selected by speaking the contact name

Connectivity, information and entertainment

New for 2012 is available in 825-watt, 19 speaker premium sound system with surround sound SRT Harman Kardon, which includes 10-inch subwoofer sound quality last.

A wide range of functions easy to use infotainment options are available with features that offer customers a seamless integration of consumer electronic devices that provide drivers and passengers the comfort of home and office.

Garmin navigation and SIRIUS Travel Link and 430N are a series AM / FM / CD / DVD radio. In addition, the standard has many features, such as Sirius satellite radio and the telephone Uconnect.

Available Vehicle Entertainment System (VES), includes a DVD player and rear seat above the screen, producing a variety of programming choices, with ports to connect games and portable media players, audio and video output, such as iPod connectivity. Media Center, or ESR remote can control multiple inputs and a screen, each screen can be something different.
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Bugatti Veyron Grand Sport Review

Great celebration of the automotive world is held annually in Monterey, California. In 2009, he saw some of the vehicles most elegant, luxurious and valuable ever produced in over 100 years of motoring and the Bugatti play a significant role. The night before the Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance, the highlight of the event brand, known for impeccable Automotive Solutions, aesthetics and driving dynamics The second model was unveiled to the world - a unique removable roof the new Bugatti Veyron Grand Sport.


In response to customer demand, significant changes have been made to the vehicle a complex structure allows a race open, which adds a new dimension to this high-performance sports car. Contain many new and innovative safety and equipment, is the fastest and most exciting roadster in the world. It 'instantly recognizable because of its slightly higher windscreen, stylized daytime running lights, and lightweight, transparent polycarbonate roof.


The main challenge in developing the new Bugatti Veyron Grand Sport with removable roof resulted from the unique structure of the fixed-roof Bugatti Veyron. Optimum combination of rigidity and lightweight engineering ensures the monocoque passenger compartment of the original model is extremely strong while weighing an absolute minimum - is key to the vehicle structure. As the roof is an integral part of this, it meant the elimination of the load paths had to be completely redesigned to maintain the rigidity of the vehicle and the collision, and to provide additional protection from side impacts and rolling.


Consequently, a self-supporting has regained some of the side skirts and transmission tunnel. B-pillars have a cross-stiffened using a carbon fiber support, and the central carbon plate is placed under the transmission tunnel to ensure the vehicle suffers from less torsional flexing than any other roadster.

The doors of the new Bugatti Veyron Grand Sport are made of carbon fiber, and the house of an integrated longitudinal beam.


In the case of an accident, the transfer of charge from A to B-pillar, thereby spreading the impact energy. In addition, the two redesigned air intakes for the 16-cylinder mid-engine now has 10 cm wide, carbon fiber elements provide protection when deployed car.

Along with moisture-resistant, leather backstitched, several new hardware features have been added to interior design, including rear-view camera is a 2.7-inch mirror, mirror, and the "Puccini" with digital audio processor signal processing.

When the roof is closed, the Bugatti Veyron Grand Sport to reach 407 km / h, while speeds of up to 360 km / h are possible with roof. In case of rain, an innovative folding roof stored in the trunk opens like an umbrella at any time. When this folding roof is in place, the car can operate up to 130 km / h.

Assembled by hand in the company's headquarters in Strasbourg, the Bugatti Veyron Grand Sport will be available from March 2009 priced at 1.4 million euros (excluding taxes). Only 150 examples will be done with the first 50 of these going exclusively to registered Bugatti customers. The first vehicle is certain to be highly sought after, and Bugatti has decided to donate this specific vehicle to charity. Was sold to the highest bidder at the auction at Pebble Beach presented by Gooding & Company.

Bugatti Veyron Grand Sport Specifications

Dimensions

Length: 4462 mm

Width: 1998 mm

Height, the normal position: 1204 mm

Wheelbase: 2,710 mm

Curb weight: 1968 kg

Max permissible total weight: 2280 kg

Fuel tank capacity: 100 l

Engine

Engine Type / Number of cylinders: W16

Displacement: 7993 cm3

Power: 736 kW (1001 hp) at 6000 rpm

Max Torque: 1250 Nm at 2.200 to 5.500 rpm

Transmission: 7-speed DSG

Drive: 4 wheel drive

The front axle differential with Haldex clutch, rear axle with transverse differential lock: electrical distribution

Suspension

Wheel suspension: double wishbone front / rear

Front wheels: 265-680 ZR 500A Michelin Pilot Sport Pax

Rear tires: 365-710 ZR 540A Pax Michelin Pilot Sport

Tyre pressure: 3.1 bar front, the back-bar 3.1

Heights Suspension (front / rear)

Standard: 125 mm mm / 125 - For the city traffic and speeds up to 220 km / h. From 220 km / h, switches, automatic configuration of standard operating

Handling: 80 mm / 95 mm - high-speed track, driving in the countryside, or streets, or manually selectable

Maximum speed: 65 mm / 70 mm - For V-max driving (over 375 km / h), manually selected with separate key

Brakes

Brake disc diameter: 400 mm front, 380 mm Rear

Disc brake equipment: carbon / ceramic / rear

Number of wheel brake cylinders: 8 front, 6 rear

Amount of brake pads: 4 front, 2 rear

Aerodynamics

Cw

Standard: 0.39

Handling: 0.42

Maximum speed: 0.36

Airbrake: 0.68

Wing / Spoiler Angle

Standard: Indra / 2 ° position of cold-

Treatment with roof: 6 ° / 27 °

Management homeless: 20 ° / 27 °

Maximum speed: 2 °

Brake adjustment: 55 ° / 27 °

Distinguishing features: hydraulic

Fuel consumption

In the city: 41.9 l/100km

Out of the city: 15.6 l/100km

Combined: 24.9 l/100 km

Fuel type: Premium unleaded 98 RON / ROZ

CO2 emissions

In the city: 999 g / km

Surrounding area: 373 g / km

Combined: 596 g / km

Performance

Maximum speed: 407 kmh

Acceleration

0-100 km / h: <2.7sec

0-200 km / h: 7.3 seconds

0-300 km / h: 16.7 s

Braking distance (100-0 km / h): 31.4 m

Time Shift Gearbox: <150 ms
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2011 Bugatti Veyron Super Sport Review

On a sunny day at 25 degrees in the Bugatti Veyron super sports achieved a world speed record new land for the production of cars in the field of proof of the Volkswagen Ehra-Lessien (near its headquarters in Wolfsburg) . In the presence of the German Technical Inspection Agency (TÜV) and a representative of Guinness Book of Records Super Sport Bugatti Veyron reached a speed of 431 km upper middle / h.


Saturday, 14 am - Official Bugatti driver Pierre Henri Raphanel puts his helmet and gloves, pull the belt tight, while engineers check the car again, the tire pressure, temperature, all systems go. Then, orange, black, Bugatti Veyron Super Sport through the light, the time from now will be made within an hour the car to go from south to north, then in the opposite direction. No one but the driver is allowed to touch the car during this time. Tensions. A few minutes later we heard the sound left a jumbo starting closest to us. First, we see the headlights of the Veyron, then we can recognize the shape of the car, a strong wooosh .... and stripes on top Raphanel speed ahead. The tours leave GPS-427, 933 km / h. Now, the same procedure in the opposite direction. This time the car reached 434.211 km / h.


Since the average speed in excess of Representatives, "TUV" and Guinness delivers value 431072 kmh (268 mph). It 'also hit the Bugatti design team as a surprise.

"We got that we could reach an average of 425 km / h." Bugatti chief engineer, Dr. Wolfgang Schreiber, "but the conditions today were perfect, and may be even more."

The highlight of the series Veyron: Bugatti Veyron Super Sport

Had a model has been particularly popular or very successful in racing, Ettore Bugatti customers often pushed to the master to unravel the engine a few more horses for their future car. Bugatti Automobiles SAS has been in a similar situation where their existing customers prompted the company to design not only their second model optically different, but also to create a version with a more sporty driving experience and more extreme. The result is a car with a unique high performance of 1200 hp (882 kW) offers drivers had a whole new dimension of excitement, with a maximum torque of 1500 Nm and a top speed limited to 415 km / h (for protect the bridge), but technical Bugatti Veyron Super Sport car is identical to the record. The first five Bugatti Veyron Super Sport to move away from the assembly line will be a special series of their own, with the same configuration as the car land speed record.


Bugatti Veyron Super Sport is the result of further development of exclusive Classic 1001 HP Bugatti Veyron 16.4, was launched in 2005. This model offers an impressive array of features, such as the transmission speed dual-clutch seven curves high precision driving performance and excellent stability under braking and acceleration.

Ongoing work in extreme performance swings lead to new conclusions constants, which allowed engineers to develop Bugatti Veyron in a direction where the driver can reach new dimensions. Any change is designed to produce a more powerful car for a tour flexible. Extended four turbochargers and larger heat exchangers were used to increase the power of 16-cylinder engine and the chassis has been completely redesigned to maintain security in extreme speed - with the head slightly raised and the trip spring, stronger stabilizer and new shock absorbers with a complex architecture originally developed for racing cars. This gives much more precise steering wheels and the car as a whole. The lateral acceleration up to 1.4 G, and better interaction between the tire and the drive system intelligent all-wheel offering Bugatti Veyron Supersport perfect handling and powerful acceleration in Newton-meters out of 1500 corner.


The system is developed to improve the aerodynamic efficiency and to maintain a perfect balance in every situation, when a new fiber structure of all carbon dioxide emissions monocoque ensures maximum torsional rigidity and passive safety features - low weight. The skin is completely of carbon fiber composites, and the new Bugatti Veyron Super Sport is available in 100 cents clearlacquered exposed carbon on request.

External dynamics

Every detail of this car, not only the use of advanced technology of motor sport back to the pioneering spirit of founder Ettore Bugatti. This brilliant designer of a family of artists, and his philosophy has always been the perfect combination of mechanical and outer beauty. This spirit is alive and well in the business, and the Bugatti Veyron Super Sport is totally incomparable with all the external changes used to persuade a higher performance car.

The Bugatti Veyron Super Sport is flat, elongated silhouette is immediately recognizable. The 16-cylinder engine gets its two NACA air duct integrated into the roof instead of balls on the engine. The front air intakes have been enlarged and remodeled, with the lower stretches gracefully at the sides of the wheel arch. The rear looks more sporty revised due to the double diffuser and an exhaust system located in the center.

Bugatti has a tradition of producing ultra-sports version of success stories, usually with a racing chassis and supercharged. These cars were considered true racing machines devotees Bugatti irreducible. The most successful was the type 55 and type 57S, only forty of each were built.

Bugatti Automobiles SAS has sold 260 Veyrons and 35 Grand Sport, at the latest, of 249 Veyrons and 22, the Gran Sport was delivered. Bugatti Veyron Super Sport will start production in autumn 2010 together Veyron Molsheim, and the Grand Sport. The first five cars - known as the edition of records worldwide - are exposed to a specific carbon black trim and orange and is already sold.

The Bugatti Veyron 16.4 Supersport appeared publicly for the first time in California at Pebble Beach Concours weekend in mid-August 2010 and was featured at the Quail, the Monterey Historic races at Laguna Seca, and the concept lawn Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance.
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2011 Jaguar E-Type Speedster Review

Eagle, the creators of the exclusive Eagle E-Type, will present the world's finest hand-built car - the E-type Lightweight speedster - a real Jaguar E-Type 1960 has been modified design more powerful, the classic crisp detail, and performance of a modern supercar.


This amazing car makes its public debut at the Salon of 2011, private luxury and super Concours d'Elegance to be held at Syon House in west London on 22 and June 24, 2011.

Henry Pearman, the founder of 'Aquila, says the new lightweight Speedster "elements of this strange alchemy of the original Jaguar E-Type, thirty years of experience dedicated, and the absolute cream of our widely recognized engineering developments and updates ".


Eagle has a worldwide reputation as a specialist E-Type, offering a unique collection of magnificent E-Type for sale, ranging from the original specification launch first examples broker through fully developed cars.


Under the jaw-droppingly beautiful body lightweight Speedster, each component has been carefully and cleverly adapted, improved and reduced frequency, resulting in a masterpiece of hand with the car weighs only 1,000 kg. The technical tour de force is the original E-type lightweight aluminum-based engine fuel injected 4.7-liter aluminum and transmission. While maintaining an identical appearance to the original, allowing the car to provide power to weight ratio equivalent to the latest 911 Turbo Porsche.

Jaguar E-Type lightweight Speedster Specifications

Engine: 4.7-liter, aluminum-line 6-cylinder, front-mounted longitudinal

Cylinder head material: aluminum big valve Twin Cam.

Maximum power: 310bhp @ 4800rpm

Maximum torque: 340 pounds ft @ 3600rpm

Fuel: fuel injection with individual throttle bodies and ECU

Transmission: 5 speed gearbox Aluminium, aluminum, locking differential power

Suspension: Independent triangles, six high-tech shock absorbers, adjustable anti-roll bars on the back and arms with a radius

Brakes: 315mm/280mm drilled discs, ventilated aluminum calipers four-pot, servo-assistance

Address: Rack

Wheels: 6 x 16 front, 7.5 x 16 rear, alloy rims with stainless spokes

Tyres: 225/55 x 16 front, 245/55 x 16 rear

Weight: 1008 kg dry

00-60 mph: less than 5 seconds

Maximum speed: 160 mph plus

Height: 1000 mm

Length: 4260mm

Width: 1740 mm
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2012 BMW M3 CRT Review

BMW M3 CRT (Carbon Racing Technology) contains a concentrated blend of state of the art expertise in development - directly inspired by motor sport - in areas such as engine technology and lightweight chassis and intelligent design. It also represents the debut in the world of a new production of carbon fiber reinforced plastic (CFRP) components in the automotive industry. This process can be introduced in CFRP extensively in the construction of high performance BMW M3 Sedan-based sports car created by BMW M GmbH factory. And it provides a power to weight ratio of 3.5 kg per horsepower. V8 engine with the usual high-revving characteristics M and a maximum output of 331 kW/450 hp accelerates the BMW M3 CRT from 0 to 100 km / h in just 4.4 seconds.


BMW M3 CRT will be produced by BMW M GmbH factory as a limited edition of 67 units. The tire tracks of the BMW M3 GTS - including 135 copies were produced - this is the second series of small, high-performance M3 off-shoot to be high for the track, but has recorded for the road. The exclusive character is underlined by the Saloon as lightweight components made in the context of an innovative production processes. The hood of the BMW M3 and CRT bucket seats for driver and front passenger are made of a honeycomb cell carbon produced in a process unique in the world pioneer in the manufacture of body parts for BMW and BMW i3 i8 models.

Innovative manufacturing processes for components CFRP lightweight.

These new models - due to enter volume production in 2013 and equipped with electricity and an innovative BMW ActiveHybrid technology operating system - a characteristic of the body made entirely of carbon fiber in the passenger cell. In a new development, the production process for this purpose allows the cuts left frame a new trial. Base material (composed of carbon fiber thread) can now be CFRP woven rugs of all sizes, before the synthetic resin impregnated and cured in the same material used in the body of the BMW and BMW I3 I8. BMW M3, the CRT, this may create a carbon fiber hood that holds two moldings structure aramid honeycomb. This structure gives strength of conventional steel hood with a similar, but about a quarter of its weight. Weight saving compared to standard aluminum hood for the BMW M3 sedan is about 50 percent.

The data obtained through an innovative production technology is also used in automotive seating. Here CFRP layers are wrapped around a honeycomb of recycled paper, with a carbon layer produced using conventional technology of production to be added to the visible areas. CFRP is also used to do, and rear spoiler as well as the BMW M3, CRT, and the air duct element integrated into the front bumper.

This innovative manufacturing process offers significant potential for increased use of CFRP in series-produced cars, as a way to lower the weight. BMW Group leads the way in this field of automobile, while the BMW M GmbH can draw on the expertise of running wide when it comes to intelligent lightweight design. BMW M3 CRT is the latest in a fine tradition of the very exclusive sports cars using optimized high performance lightweight design. This lineage goes back to the BMW 3.0 CSL in 1970 and culminated in 2002 with the BMW M3 CSL. BMW M GmbH has also introduced the use of carbon fiber in mass-produced vehicles like the BMW M6 was produced until 2010, the current BMW M3 Coupe comes standard with a roof made of carbon fiber reinforced plastic.

Reduced weight despite plenty of standard equipment.

The lightweight construction of the BMW M3 CRT is enhanced by acoustic configured specifically for the new variant and a sport exhaust system with an extremely lightweight titanium muffler. CRT as unique are the two individual rear seats, taking their signals from the lateral support resistance contours of the front seats.

Included in the standard specification of the CRT BMW M3 is the M double-clutch transmission with Drivelogic, the navigation system Professional, BMW Individual high-end audio system, a light, outside mirrors and package cargo area, an alarm system and Park Distance Control with sensors front and rear of the car. Despite this extremely generous range of standard kit, the curb weight of 1580 kg DIN undermine the standard BMW M3 Sedan with about 45 kg. Taking into account the equipment on board the weight saving is more like 70 kg. Added to which intelligently to reduce the load on the front of the car increases the proportion of weight of the car on the rear axle to 48.4 percent, which has a very positive effect on agility.

High engine V8 engine with more power; M DCT Drivelogic.

CFRP Under the hood of the BMW M3 CRT is a variant of the V8 engine developed exclusively for BMW M3 increased further displacement, output and maximum torque. The unit provides high-speed linear power delivery that you expect from an M car and very responsive performance profile sharpened by the requirements of the course. Tuned BMW M3 GTS for the eight-cylinder engine develops 331 kW/450 hp from its displacement of 4360 cc. The maximum power is reached at 8300 rpm, and the driver is the maximum torque of 440 Newton-meters on tap at 3750 rpm. Contributes to the engine, the results are intoxicating magic comes directly from motorsports, including construction of housing built special aluminum-silicon alloy, butterflies individual gases, a knock control system with current technology ion a dynamic and optimized supply wet sump.

Transfer engine power to the rear wheels is the M double-clutch transmission with Drivelogic developed for the BMW M3. The seven-speed M DCT Drivelogic device also works on a principle developed in the motor, allowing an uninterrupted flow of energy through the gear changes to provide a dynamic acceleration. Her features have been tuned specifically to move the fuel into the engine of the BMW M3 CRT. Shift paddles on the steering wheel allow the driver to change gear manually with optimal ergonomics. And a launch control function is in place to generate maximum acceleration of the line.

The construction of special chassis with race-bred technology.

Experience racing competition also makes its presence felt in the chassis technology of the BMW M3 CRT. The construction of the sedan BMW M3 from the front and rear axle has been strengthened with a cot and a solid rear axle suspension with shock absorbers individually threaded compression and rebound in. The fixed six-piston brakes in the high performance BMW M3 CRT benefit from a lightweight composite construction. The vented disc brakes measuring 378 x 32 mm front axle and 380 x 28 mm at the rear. The new M3 variant also uses the brake lines and pads brake specific Stahlflex model for comfort.

The specially tuned DSC (Dynamic Stability Control) system - including ABS and M Dynamic Mode (MDM) - address both the greatest potential dynamics of the BMW M3 CRT and optimized distribution of axle load. Meanwhile, 245/35 R 19 front tires and 265/35 R 19 rear (mounted on wheels 19-inch M light-alloy Y-spoke design) to ensure that the motor acceleration and power of braking is transferred to the road with maximum impact. The electronic engine CRT caps BMW M3 top speed of 290 km / h.

Exclusive Polar frozen metallic exterior paint color in one of Melbourne Red metallic applications, and the special treatment of the BMW kidney grille also helps make the BMW M3, the CRT with the exception of the standard M3. Inside the exhibition will also be an exclusive door sill trims, door panels and decorative moldings aluminum grain structure. Completion of a distinctive environment for high-performance saloon Alcantara covered steering wheel M, which is the M Drive button, drivers can recall the time desired, and a special orange and black Sakhir BI-color covers for the front and rear seats of the person .
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E-WOLF Alpha-2 Review

German electric vehicle specialist e-wolf has been the development of a new sports car called e-alpha wolf-2 to compete with the likes of Tesla S. Toaster, the company has confirmed alpha-2 supercar will soon be available for order




You know how when you live in Germany and the speed limits are not high profile, you need a fast car to get around. With the price of oil prices, efficiently and gasoline climbing, you need a fast car that is also green. This is where the e-WOLF enters

The company is known for the production of electric cars for a while 'and this is the last company performance-oriented development. AND WOLF-alpha-2 is an exotic Ferrari / Lamborghini replica, which has a lot going for it shows only without a fuel-efficient gasoline engine.



By using two electric motors to drive the rear wheels, Alpha-2 gives a total output of 280kW and 800Nm of torque. The company says that both engines provide enough grunt to drive the stylish SR 0-100 km / h in just 3.9 seconds and a top speed of 240 km / h.

Wolf says the e-car batteries can be charged 80 percent in just 30 minutes when full recharge area is about 300 km. Reports say prices start from 292 € 000 ($ 396.940).

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2011 Acura TSX Sedan Review

Is the Acura TSX for a long time one of the most popular models. As with all new design, a clean sweep of 2009, the car was immediately impressed with the media, and the Acura TSX sales were strong. Thanks to a mix of style, sporty performance, luxury appointments, a good fuel efficiency and an excellent value, the TSX has remained the volume leader in its segment, according to Global Insight. Instead of resting, Audi's engineers have made significant updates to the TSX in 2011.




Is the Acura TSX for a long time one of the most popular models. As with all new design, a clean sweep of 2009, the car was immediately impressed with the media, and the Acura TSX sales were strong. Thanks to a mix of style, sporty performance, luxury appointments, a good fuel efficiency and an excellent value, the TSX has remained the volume leader in its segment, according to Global Insight. Instead of resting, Audi's engineers have made significant updates to the TSX in 2011.




While the sedan Acura TSX receives major upgrades for 2011, the big news is a variant of the all-new TSX - TSX Sport Wagon. With a lively style and value, the TSX Sport Wagon is an intelligent alternative for those considering a compact SUV. In addition to improved fuel economy, the Sport Wagon TSX offers the cargo area comparable to that of many crosses. In addition, the TSX offers a Sport Wagon tailgate available drive, a rear cargo multi-configurable (with lots of hidden storage areas) and a lower lifting height for easy loading. In the current difficult economic climate is perfect to offer a better choice for buyers - without sacrificing or compromising the needs of today's savvy buyers.



The combination of value, energy efficiency and technologies that make an intelligent choice TSX Acura TSX Luxury gave the highest percentage of buyers under age 30 among all luxury sedans. The TSX Sport Wagon is now offering a smart choice for young families and active people, wanting space added to the network without having to pay the largest fine of fuel efficiency and reduces common with many SUVs.


30 years ago ruled the road breaks to take the family. For 2011, the vehicle will return to again rule the road, but in a smart packaging that gives priority to the sporty driving and excellent fuel economy. Intelligent luxury - it is a key element of any Acura model and is illustrated in the all-new TSX Sportwagon.

But the Sport Wagon is not the only innovation that the 2011 Acura TSX sedan will receive a wide range of new features, options and technology - with particular attention to further improve quality and reduce noise, vibration and harshness (NVH). Furthermore, the Acura TSX sedan will receive an outside-to-date all is well. In short, just the best entry luxury car got better.

Externally, 2011 Acura TSX gets a new front fascia and grille that is updated with new underbody panels to improve aerodynamics team. Standard 17-inch 5-spoke aluminum I-4 models are at the forefront, as we now incorporate a lip-ray has worked, and the split 5-spoke 18-inch aluminum wheels remain standard V-6 model. Behind the new gasket plate throughout the region and the revised rear lights provide added visual impact for the 2011 TSX.

Inside, the 2011 Acura TSX receives a multitude of upgrades in the form of visual style revised center console, darkest parts door trim, glossy handles, a change brake lever, new pads steering wheel with contrasting stitching color on the leather seats, door armrests and center console. Rear passengers will appreciate the comfort with the addition of heating / cooling vents mounted on the rear of the center console. In 2011, also uses more LED lighting now also for the feet first.

Acura is known for its excellent range of technologies relevant to the user, and TSX in 2011 further expands the concept. New for 2011 TSX with the technology available package now includes an LED backlit full-screen navigation VGA (which generates 400 percent more than before), Song Voice ™ (SBV) interface, a 60 gigabyte hard drive hard drive (HDD), and the ability to download 15 GB of music on your personal hard drive. With the ability to store over 3500 songs, there is no need to drag over a stash of CDs bulky.

Acura has always focused on the construction of an interior that is exceptionally quiet, and the 2011 TSX still has less noise, vibration and harshness (NVH), with features such as a new acoustic windshield glass , glass side even thicker, the increased use of sound insulation, thick carpets, new flooring.

For 2011, the TSX is still fun to drive thanks to two powerful engine choices, a lively online 2.4-liter four-cylinder available in the Acura TSX sedan and Sport Wagon and a torquey 3.5L V-6 available on the TSX sedan. For 2011, both engines are many improvements to reduce internal operating friction, which will improve fuel economy. As a result, the friction of the essential measures to improve fuel economy (for example) there are improvements in fuel economy in city, highway and combined for both 2.4L and 3.5L I-4-V 6 for the 2011 TSX models.

Help maximize engine power, a new program allows automatic transmission with Hold Control Shift turns "intelligent shift" feature, which allows semi-manual operation when the player - not just when the Sport mode. In addition, now is the sequential change of sport 5-speed automatic transmission is equipped with a fluid warmer, which helps improve ride quality and fuel economy for Acura TSX owners, who live in colder climates.

INPUT market premium

When the price point is usually a high $ 20,000 to mid $ 30,000 range, "marking the premium segment 'is the gateway to a luxury car for more than a dozen manufacturers. Customers will find the Acura TSX positioned alongside the 'Audi A4, BMW 3-Series, Infiniti G, Lexus IS, Mercedes-Benz C-Class and Saab 9-3. When access to the luxury brand has high expectations, and the TSX - together with the award-winning Acura dealership experience - is ready to face everyone. In 2011, the TSX continues to raise the level of performance for those seeking more cargo space and utility, but still have a lot of athleticism. Even though the Acura TSX sedan with a 2.4l I -4, competes with vehicles such as the A4 2.0T, 328th, IS 250, C300, and the new G25, TSX V-6 performance targets entry-minded luxury sedans. TSX V-6 is a strong aspect of the customers who buying the BMW 335i, Lexus IS 350 and Mercedes C350. And now available in the new Sportwagon, the TSX competes with the Audi A3 and A4 Avant, BMW 328i Sport Wagon, Saab 9-3 SportCombi and Volvo V50.

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2012 Acura TL Review

With athletic style and performance emotional, powerful engine and Super Handling All-Wheel ™ (SH-AWD ®) model, the fourth-generation Acura TL is nothing less than the luxury sedan and high performance in the most exciting story Acura. After a complete de-la-wheels-up redesign in 2009, Acura to improve all aspects of the original model. With a rigid unibody construction with extensive use of high strength steel (as well as key aluminum components), a unique and spectacular exterior design, a choice of two powerful VTEC ® V-6 engine (280 hp and 305 3.5L - 3.7-HP), electric power steering (EPS), and a luxurious and technologically advanced, the Acura TL is the reference for the future direction of the Acura division.





For 2011, the Acura TL received the Automotive Lease Guide (ALG ®) for the best residual value of a luxury vehicle closely, the Acura brand in general is second for the residual value of all the best luxury brands. Independent recognition as indicated by the high value and quality offered by the Acura brand.



However, in 2012, engineers have been reworked to improve the Acura TL, with better attributes. Most evident are the vision changes that include front and rear, but also present a new SportShift sequential 6-speed automatic for performance and fuel economy, a revised interior and a series of technological improvements.


2012-TL is a refined new front bumper features a redesigned with improved aerodynamics, a modified grille, headlights and turn signals to date, a newly designed light mist and a short front overhang. Style changes the TL is closer to the overall design direction of Acura, for example, new lower front fascia openings TL are similar in the sense of design as those seen on the popular Acura SUV (ZDX, MDX and RDX). "With the 2009-TL has been the exterior design as much passion," says Damon Schell, Acura Designer project manager. "With the 2012-TL, led us to a higher level of sophistication."

The rear features a new rear bumper, significantly repositioned at the opening of plate and very small rear reflectors and taillights and updated from one side to the back of thin trunk trim add a new refined look. Also adding to the exterior looks, new 17 - and 18-inch alloy wheels with a revised alloy with a chrome style raised Acura "A" brand.

To increase performance, a new 6-speed sequential automatic SportShift used with all LT models. In addition to engineering improvements to improve efficiency, according to sports-minded double-kick-down allows the driver to downshift for a double - the fifth to third gear. System Drive-by-Wire ™ throttle also creates a "blip" the throttle to help match gear speeds, while downshifting.

Furthermore, the transmission team with torque converter clutch multi-nine that not only reduces the accumulation of heat during operation, but also to lock-up activation of a much wider range of driving conditions - which help create a better fuel economy. As a result, fuel economy city / highway mpg is now 20/29 - an increase of 3 mpg on the highway running on the 2011 TL. To further improve operational efficiency, the TL 3.5L V-6 engine gets a ton of technology to reduce friction, while a system of air intake provides air cooler revised both 3.5L engines and 3.7L.

Previously, only Acura TL SH-AWD using an external transmission cooler (for driving in hot weather), but for 2012, all models of the TL is now equipped with an external transmission cooler.


The 2012 TL is available in several configurations, including a choice of front-wheel and four-wheel drive. The model of mental functioning will continue to offer 6MT TL in the range 2012, helping to broaden the appeal of buyers TL luxury sedan in the yield. However, the TL 6MT goes beyond the addition of a single transmission. Acura engineers developed a performance kit for the total 6-speed model that includes many improvements in the management, control and reliability. Not only the manual transmission model the best performing Acura TL ever, but is most effective in the treatment of all vehicles in its class.

The 2012 Acura TL performance sedan is a luxury, powerful and precise it is as safe and integrated into a mountain road that is in the center of the city. Replacing the previous generation TL Type-S is the model of Acura TL SH-AWD ® model is built for the enthusiast driver. With Super Handling All-Wheel Drive ™, the suspension tuning and special direction, the most powerful Acura engine ever, a close relation of spirit optional 6-speed manual transmission, performance, the 2012 TL offers a very attractive for two travelers and performance enthusiasts. Unlike some competitors sedan that adds all-wheel drive with your vehicle, especially in winter, the TL SH-AWD ® has been available specifically designed to dramatically improve driving performance, in addition to further improve winter driving ability of vehicle. This means that the Acura TL SH-AWD ® is inspiring to drive year-round.

By 2012, the Acura TL has a new look to save performances, including a new front bumper, where teams with a more refined grid. Furthermore, the benefits of frontal style daytime running lights and turn signals and fog newly designed light. In addition to providing better aerodynamics, the front of the Acura TL has refined a shorter overhang before. As with the TL 2011, TL 2012 makes use of external indices as a stainless steel trim of true luxury, LED taillights and dynamic surface lines immediately capturing the viewer's attention.

Under the hood, the 2012 Acura TL has a new battery management system (BMS), which is designed to increase overall independence, reduce the risk of a dead battery and contributing to improved fuel economy . 3.5L and 3.7L engines use a modified cold air intake with brand new double thin electrode spark plugs, which helps improve combustion and to further extend the operational efficiency of the EGR system.

Inside, the benefits of a 2012 TL interior which includes the finest upgrades available ventilated front seats, changing instrument cluster and new surface treatments for many appointments of the Interior. The further development of intuitive technologies and adapted for the 2012 Acura TL owners to better stay connected with the world around them and use their time more effectively. For 2012, operating a system of larger hard drive (now 60GB) with a display brighter and more colorful, there is an increase of 15 GB of dedicated storage space for up to 3,500 songs, and Now there are even faster connection to the USB port. Technological improvements abound 2012-TL in terms of availability of the song Voice ™, the refinement of Bluetooth ® Audio (now with artists, song title, etc.

) New "active mating" Bluetooth ® mobile phones, call the number and dial by voice tags, and even more extensive mapping information for navigation system.

Inside, the ', TL residents are treated to pursue interior design, which includes advanced LED lighting throughout the cabin, leather seats and plenty of confirmed sliding metal or wood accents fantasy.

As expected by Acura, the TL range of standard safety features is exemplary and includes six airbags, active front headrests, and the benefits of the Advanced Compatibility Engineering ™ (ACE ™) body design.

In addition, a set of technologies is available on both models. With elements such as the Acura Navigation System with Voice Recognition ™, AcuraLink real-time traffic with traffic redirection ™, AcuraLink ™ with real-time maps of weather radar, the Surround Acura / ELS ® Premium audio system, Bluetooth ® system audio input, keyless (with smart entry and power button), the Technology group offers a wide range of electronic features. New for 2012 is the song TL By Voice ™ (SBV), which allows the driver to select the audio options through voice activation, rather than having to take one hand off the wheel.

When equipped with the Advanced package, a new blind spot information (BSI) system can detect other vehicles when the driver's blind spot in the Acura TL. Also part of the package in advance are ventilated front seats and big wheels / tires.

ACURA TL MISSION

In total, the fourth-generation Acura TL amplifies and refocuses the mission of the origin and driver performance TL luxury sedan. Competition in the premium segment sedan entry, the mission of the TL 2012 Acura advances in the delivery of precision designed and focused luxury performance vehicles. A summary of its powerful attributes includes:

Dramatic new exterior and interior styling with a superlative level of luxury and technological appointments.

Super Handling All-Wheel Drive ™ model is designed for excellent wet and dry weather.

Available 6-speed manual gearbox developed specifically for performance enthusiasts who chose the SH-AWD model.

Packages available and technology advances, combining premium leather seats with electronic technology that make driving more enjoyable, efficient and convenient.

LUXURY MARKET SITUATION

The new 2012 Acura TL refined enters the luxury market competition in a best time of the segment in which it competes is expected to remain strong over the next decade. Available with the bigger engine and more powerful in the history of the TL, with sport-oriented driving SH-AWD ® (the first pair of vectors AWD system when introduced in 2000), the 2012 TL is competing with vehicles like the Audi A4 and Audi A6, BMW 3 Series and 5 Series, Infiniti G37 and M37, Lexus GS and IS sedans, and Mercedes-Benz C-Class and E-Class.

CLIENT CONCEPT

Customer performance luxury sedan features the value of vehicles such as dramatic and exclusive exterior styling, interior design and luxurious emotional and fun to drive character. These elements are balanced by an equally keen appreciation for the price of quality, reliability, sustainability and competitiveness.

Self-guided discrimination and technical understanding, these customers also feel that prestige is determined more by life experiences than by pure wealth. For this reason, are interested in vehicles that allow them to enjoy the ride - and the 2012 Acura TL is designed to do just that. While the TL is designed to appeal to a wide range of high-end consumers, the target buyer is expected to be a professional in his mid-40 with a household income of about $ 100,000 per year, while the expected TL SH-AWD ® target buyer is a professional in his 40 years with a household income over $ 150,000 per year.

ENGINE AND TRAIN

A quintessential component of the mission as an Acura TL performance luxury sedan is to provide maximum driving pleasure for drivers enthusiasts. Thus, the TL offers a choice of two all-aluminum engines. The standard 3.5-liter V-6 develops 280 horsepower and 254 lb-ft of torque and drives the front wheels through a sophisticated sport shift sequential 6-speed automatic transmission with steering wheel paddle shifters and grade logic control system . 3.5L technology features like a drive-by-Wire ™ gas system computer controlled programmed fuel injection (PGM-FI), Variable Valve Timing and Lift Electronic Control (VTEC ®) for intake valves and a sport-tuned exhaust with dual tips. The 3.5L V-6 provides strong power and 20/29/23 mpg (city / hwy / combined) energy efficiency while meeting strict CARB California LEV II ULEV emissions certification.

Acura TL takes the driving experience to the next level with the availability of Super Handling All Wheel Drive ™ (SH-AWD ®) model, equipped with a 3.7-liter V-6 engine develops 305 horsepower and 273 lb- ft of torque - making it the most powerful Acura sedan ever. With additional features including a system of cold air intake, variable valve timing and Lift Electronic Control (VTEC ®) on both intake and exhaust, and a high flow sport-tuned system dual exhaust with four tailpipes, the SH-AWD ® powertrain truly delivers racetrack-quality.

In addition, 3.7L V-6 meets CARB LEV II ULEV emissions certification and provide city / highway / fuel consumption of 18/26/21 mpg (6AT model). The innovative SH-AWD ® is unique in the Acura, and by employing torque vectoring cornering under acceleration can send more torque and outside of the rear wheel into overdrive, creating a "yaw moment" that improves vehicle dynamics, creating an effect of turn.

Acura commitment to sophistication and refinement are equally important and to this end both engines shine with V-6 features the maintenance free serpentine accessory belt, low noise and low resistance electrical power steering (EPS) and electronically controlled hydraulic engine mounts that reduce vibration. In addition, both engines are maintained in memory ™ and 100,000 km interval tuning. With the validation tests conducted in environments ranging from Alaska to Death Valley, the street famous Nurburgring in Germany and Japan to New Zealand, the TL has been proven in a wide range of conduct the most demanding environments .

Body and chassis

2012 Acura TL has a style is a new dynamic level. Using the concept of "emotion unleashed" as the impetus to develop the chassis, the Acura engineers are located in Southern California crafted luxury performance sedan in the shape of the surface, indicating the movement - even at rest.

The use of aggressive wheel arches, dramatic character lines along the side of the body of the Acura, and many luxury items (such as the Acura grille) create a strong and distinctive shape. It comes with high quality details like the shell of steel trim, power moonroof, HID projector beam headlamps and LED tail lights, the TL has a solid position in the premium segment.

Others define the Acura TL is a unit of rigid bodies, placing the rails framework within (rather than underneath) the floor to provide an almost flat under the body. This frame design improves overall structural strength safety accident improved, while reducing interior noise and improving aerodynamic efficiency (drag reduction, in turn improves fuel economy). The TL also uses a large percentage (47.6 percent) of high strength steel to improve structural strength while helping to reduce weight. To this end, aluminum is also used for the cover, cradle Front suspension and rear suspension joints, while the light pillars of the body filled with foam to reduce noise in the cabin.

Around TL-wishbone front and multi-link rear suspension. Different technologies to refine the TL reading, significantly reducing noise, vibration and harshness (NVH) inside the car. These techniques are kaksivaihemoottorinsa "blow off" style hydraulic dampers, water-compatible connectors (for components of the engine, transmission and suspension to select) and vain "intelligent" engine. Available Super Handling All-Wheel Drive ™ (SH-AWD ®) TL is a unique suspension tuning, more aggressive tuning of the damping, front brake cooling ducts, and set up special for the driver focused on the electric power steering (EPS ) system. Looking for the performance of the model Acura TL 6MT to choose from, which is more close-ratio 6-speed manual, an exclusive tuning SH-AWD system, a special rate front springs and shock absorbers, heavy front differential and drive shafts, a unique setting and EPS more.

Standard on the 2012 TL are 17x8-inch 5-spoke alloy wheels with P245/50R17 Bridgestone Turanza break all-season tires. The Technology Package has proprietary Michelin Pilot P245/50R17 all-season tires on 17 inch wheels with aluminum wheels fitted with 18x8-inch P245 / 45 / 18 all-season tires for the TL model with Advance Package. The TL SH-AWD ® comes with the standard aluminum 18x8-inch 5 spokes with Michelin Pilot P245/45R18 rubber. Available Acura TL SH-AWD ® with Advance Package are 19x8-inch aluminum wheels with Goodyear Eagle RS-A tires 245/40R19 M + S.

INSIDE

TL's driver-focused objective is strongly presented throughout the interior, where a "dual personal" layout provides a feeling of separate personal space for driver and front passenger. Forms of scanning and materials quality provide a sense of intelligent luxury, while a formidable array of standard and available electronics reward TL occupants with top-flight audio, navigation and communication experiences. On the driver's side, all controls and instruments intuitively placed, allowing the driver to concentrate on the driving experience while enjoying the range of electronic aids Acura substantial and amenities.

Luxury and technology are evident from the moment the doors opened TL, and detail after detail points to win the Acura luxury clientele. The shape and feel of the door handles and the precision of the plate holder threshold, the richly decorated leather upholstery and ergonomic positioning of forces seat, armrests and controls, immediately connects with the Acura TL luxury customer. But it is remarkable array of standard features that make it convincing - features like 10 driver's seat power adjustable (8-way power seat with 2-way lumbar support) and 8-passenger seat electrically adjustable, levers mounted steering wheel for Sequential Shift 6-speed Sport automatic transmission and a 8-speaker, 276-watt audio system with 6-disc CD changer, AM / FM radio, XM ® Radio with Note function, Bluetooth ® Audio, a USB port and AUX jack connectivity and hands-free Link ® wireless telephone interface.

Package of technology available more desirable for a wide range of electronic updates on a list of standard luxury features, beginning with the Keyless Access system (with Smart Entry and push-button ignition) and luxurious full-grain perforated Milano premium seating surfaces skin. Designed to seamlessly with the TL driving experience, the electrical characteristics of the Acura navigation system will continue to Voice ™, a rear camera view and update an 8-inch VGA high resolution color display and is available AcuraLink real-time Traffic and traffic, recycling, and AcuraLink ™ ™ Real-Time Weather radar image map. Furthermore, AcuraLink ® satellite communication system provides a constant between the TL and Acura. The interface connection is completed by the powerful speech recognition feature, which offers intuitive navigation, audio, air conditioning and other features.

For the quality of the final sound, the package includes the Technology Acura / ELS Surround ® 10-speaker 440-watt audio system with high-quality DVD-Audio, DTS ™, CD, AM / FM radio, XM ® Radio, Bluetooth Audio ® 3500 - Song Hard Disk Drive (HDD) media storage system.

With the Advance Package available, added to the Acura TL is ventilated front seats and a blind spot information (BSI) system to warn drivers of vehicles found next to the TL.

SAFETY

The Acura division of interest and concern for safety engineering is well known. The security concerns include the driver and passengers of TL, the safety of occupants of other vehicles, and self-injury mitigation for pedestrians. 2012-TL provides such a title with a complement of the latest security techniques and features.

The story begins with TL Advanced Compatibility Engineering ™ (ACE ™) body structure. Introduced to the division in 2005 Acura RL (and now integrated into all Acura models), ACE ™ is a body design that enhances occupant protection and crash compatibility in frontal crashes. ACE ™ design uses an interconnected structural elements that distribute impact energy more evenly across the front of the TL. This increase in energy management frontal crash reduces the forces transmitted to the cabin and can help to more evenly disperse the forces transferred to other vehicles in an accident.

While ACE ™ is a structural basis for the security levels of TL, its variety of industry-leading technologies of passive safety is equally important. The list begins with six airbags, including dual-stage front airbags, multi-level, dual-chamber front side airbags and side curtain airbags in the front and rear seats. Features continue with three anchor points in all seats, while the driver and passenger seatbelts also front automatic tensioning system with load limiters. The Acura TL offers headrests for all seats with active head restraints on front seats. The rear seat has lower anchors and tethers for children (LATCH), allowing easy mounting of up to two child seats.

The processing performance of the TL is helping to provide the pilot with an excellent capacity for the prevention of accidents, which are complemented by features such as disc brakes 4-wheel ABS, EBD and Brake Assist and Vehicle Stability assistance. Other safety features include daytime running lights outside (DRL) and a deformable hood panel, hood hinges and windshield wiper pivots to help reduce injuries to pedestrians.
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