LOTUS EVORA S

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Minggu, 26 April 2009

Lincoln Town Car




Lincoln Town Car is a full-size, rear-wheel drive luxury sedan sold by Ford's upscale Lincoln brand. The Town Car features a V8 engine and large exterior and interior dimensions.

The Town Car is, despite recently declining sales numbers, one of the best selling American luxury cars. It also serves as America's most used limousine and chauffeured car. While relatively affordable when compared to European flagship luxury sedans, the Town Car is currently the most expensive American luxury sedan (according to base MSRP) with prices ranging from $45,815 for a basic Signature Series to $54,140 for a top-of-the-line Signature L Series. The Town Car has been available featuring ballistic protection since 2003 with prices starting at $144,995.


In 2006, Ford considered ending production of Lincoln's largest model after the planned closing of the Wixom Assembly Plant in Wixom, Michigan in 2007 causing near panic, of a transportation nature, on Wall Street. Ford ultimately decided to keep the model and move assembly to the St. Thomas Assembly Plant in Ontario, Canada where the Ford Crown Victoria and Mercury Grand Marquis, which also use the Ford Panther platform, are currently built. The Town Car's manufacture resumed at its new location in late 2007.[6] The first Canadian-built Town Car rolled off the assembly line on January 10, 2008. The Town Car is currently the largest Canadian-made car, measuring nearly 18 feet (5.49 m) in length for a standard Town Car and 18+1⁄2 ft (5.64 m) for an L Edition.


Consumer Guide cites the vehicle's strengths as comfort, materials, and ride quality, with weaknesses cited as acceleration and handling. The Town Car is one of the safest cars available on the North American market.

Sabtu, 25 April 2009

Lexus IS-250



Lexus IS 250 Sports Concept, a sporty alternative to the Lexus IS-F sedan During the Paris Auto Show was a great deal of international developments, and now we have the Auto Show in Sydney, a small event that brings together the leftovers of other novelties. These are the Lexus IS 250 Sports Concept, which is basically an Lexus IS 250 sedan with a modified standard aerodynamic kit, 19 inch rims, brake calipers with blue (blue Lexus F) of six pistons at the front wheels and four in the later. It also has Bilstein shocks and coils, reinforcing bars, larger air inlets, an improved exhaust system, new clutch, shortest route changes, an engine cover Lexus carbon fiber, among other elements that approach the sport sedan Lexus IS-F.


The Lexus IS 250 Sports Concept has the standard engine of Lexus IS 250 Sports Concept2.5 liters V6, although improvements in the breathing system increases the power slightly (1.5 percent) totaling 213 hp. These improvements to the Lexus IS 250 Sports Concept are considered to be marketed in Australia, and now expect to be traded in other markets in the world.


Jumat, 24 April 2009

Jaguar XK series




Jaguar XK series (XK8 and XKR) is a grand tourer produced by British car maker Jaguar since 1996. The car was introduced in Geneva Motor Show on 5 March 1996. It is the replacement of the XJS, and is available as a coupé and convertible. Currently in its second generation, the XK8 was the first 8 cylinder vehicle produced by Jaguar, when the Jaguar AJ-V8 engine was introduced.

Kamis, 23 April 2009

Cadillac CTS-V



Cadillac CTS-V is a model in Cadillac's V-Series line of high performance vehicles, introduced in 2004. The CTS-V is currently in use in the Speed World Challenge GT series, with racing cars built and run by Pratt & Miller.


A supercharged 6.2 liter LSA V-8, based on the LS9 V-8 from the recently released Corvette ZR1, is the powerplant in the 2009 CTS-V. It produces 556 hp (415 kW) and 551 lb·ft (747 N·m) of torque. The LSA engine has a bore and stroke of 4.06 x 3.62 inches (103.25 x 92.0 mm).[5] There are manual and automatic transmission choices, a six speed transmission with a short-throw shifter and dual clutch surface flywheel, or a paddle shift conventional (planetary gearing and torque converter-based) automatic six speed. There will also be LED flash tracers to tell the driver when to shift. For the first time, Cadillac will offer 14-way adjustable performance Recaro seats. To improve the handling and comfort, the 2009 CTS-V uses Delphi Corporation’s MagneRide technology. The dampers, filled with magnetorheological fluid, are adjusted based on sensor readings that happen at 1ms intervals. The power-to-weight ratio of the CTS-V is similar to that of the Mercedes-Benz E63 AMG, which was labeled as the fastest sedan that Edmunds.com has ever tested.


The 2009 CTS-V has a base price of US$59,995, and is available for purchase as of November 1 2008.

Rabu, 22 April 2009

BMW M3




BMW M3 is a high performance BMW M GmbH version of the popular BMW 3-Series compact automobile. M3 models have been derived from the E30, E36, E46 and E90/E92/E93 3-series.


Common upgrades over the "standard" 3-Series automobiles include more powerful and responsive (yet at times smaller) engines, improved handling/suspension, more aggressive aerodynamics/body, and multiple interior/exterior accents with the "M"/ Motorsport nomenclature.


Selasa, 21 April 2009

Lincoln MKS



Lincoln MKS is a full-size luxury sedan from the Lincoln division of the Ford Motor Company. The MKS first appeared in concept form at the North American International Auto Show in January 2006 with the production version, a 2009 model, appearing later at the Los Angeles International Auto Show in November 2007. The MKS began production in May 2008 with sales beginning a month later. The Lincoln MKS continues Lincoln's three-letter nomenclature for new models, preceded by the MKZ and MKX. The purpose of the new nomenclature was to mimic the alphanumeric naming schemes used by other luxury automakers like Lexus and Acura. Interestingly, the MKS is the first Lincoln to use a three-letter name consistently in its development from concept to production (the MKZ's name was changed from Zephyr after its first model year while the MKX was called Aviator when it was still a concept).


The MKS is based on Ford's D3 platform, which is shared with the current Ford Taurus and other vehicles. The car is front-wheel drive with optional all-wheel drive. The MKS is powered by a 3.7 L Duratec V6 mated to a 6-speed automatic transmission. An optional EcoBoost 3.5 L twin-turbo, direct injection V6 is planned. The MKS can seat up to five people. The MKS debuted with a base MSRP of $38,465 USD, ranging up to $48,835 USD when fully optioned. The Lincoln MKS is built at Ford's Chicago Assembly plant in Chicago, Illinois.


Senin, 20 April 2009

Lexus ES-350


Lexus ES series is a family of mid-size luxury sedans sold by Lexus since 1989. Now in its fifth generation, the series has been consistently built on the Toyota Camry platform with a V6 engine, automatic transmission, and front-wheel drive. For much of its existence, the Lexus ES has anchored the entry-level luxury car segment of the Lexus lineup in North America, a position it maintained until the introduction of the Lexus IS sport luxury sedans in 2001. It was Lexus' only front-wheel drive vehicle until 1999, when the related Lexus RX 300 arrived. For over fifteen years, the Lexus ES has been the best-selling Lexus sedan in the United States.



The first through fourth generation Lexus ES sedans shared body styling elements with Japan-market Toyota sedans, and a domestic market equivalent, the Toyota Windom, was sold until the launch of the fifth generation ES in 2006. The fifth generation ES 350, featuring Lexus' own L-finesse body styling, was unveiled in the spring of 2006 as a 2007 model. Like the previous generation ES 330 model, the fifth generation Lexus ES is geared towards the comfort luxury segment, with an emphasis on interior amenities, quietness, and a smooth ride.

Sabtu, 18 April 2009

Jaguar XF



Jaguar XF is a mid-size luxury car / sports sedan made by Jaguar Cars. It was launched in the UK in 2008 and replaced the S-Type in the company's lineup. The production version of the XF debuted at the 2007 Frankfurt Motor Show,[1] and customer deliveries commenced in March 2008. In January 2008, the XF was awarded the prestigious What Car? Car of the Year award, as well as taking away the prize in the executive car category. The XF was also awarded Car of the Year 2008 from What Diesel? magazine.

The XF was developed at Jaguar's Whitley design and development HQ in Coventry, UK and is built in Castle Bromwich, Birmingham, UK.


Jumat, 17 April 2009

Infiniti G37


Infiniti G is an entry-level luxury car / mid-size car and coupe produced by Nissan's luxury brand Infiniti. The first two generations of the Infiniti G (P10 and P11) were based on the Nissan Primera and were originally compact executive cars, while the third generation (V35) of the Infiniti G were based on the sportier Nissan Skyline platform. In its latest version (V36) the Nissan FM platform used for the 2nd gen G cars has shared components with the Infiniti M and also underpins the 350Z and the Infiniti FX models.




For the 2009 model the G35 sedan was replaced by the G37 sedan. Exterior, interior and options remain identical to the 2008 G35 model range but the sedan now also sports the improved and enlarged version of the Nissan VQ engine the 3.7-liter VQ37VHR "VVEL" V6, rated 328 hp (245 kW) at 7,000 rpm and 269 ft·lbf (365 N·m) at 5,200 rpm (2008 G35 VQ35HR engine is 306 hp (228 kW) at 6,800 rpm and 268 ft·lbf (363 N·m) at 4,800 rpm) that was already introduced in the G37 Coupe for the 2008 model year



Kamis, 16 April 2009

Hyundai Genesis


Hyundai Genesis is a rear-wheel drive, full-size car introduced initially as a concept car in the 2007 New York International Auto Show.

Hyundai has introduced the vehicle worldwide, known internally as the BH model, and will initially market the Genesis as a "premium sports sedan" in one body style with three possible engines. The Genesis will at least not initially be introduced to Europe. A coupe version was introduced at the 2008 New York International Auto Show and will join the sedan at a later date.




Hyundai targets 55,000 sales of the Genesis in 2008 (35,000 in Korea and another 20,000 overseas) and 45,000 in 2009,[3] with sales goals of 50,000 per year in the United States. According to the Hyundai Chairman and CEO Chung Mong-koo, the Genesis is Hyundai's first entry into the European dominated luxury arena.



According to Hyundai Vice Chairman Kim Dong-jin, the name Genesis is a reflection that the vehicle is the first of many premium cars the company will introduce. Edmunds.com gave the car 9.5 out of 10 points, stating that it features a cabin comparable to a top-of-the-line Lexus, but pointed to lacking "brand cachet" as the main problem. The Hyundai Genesis was named the 2009 North American Car of the Year.

Rabu, 15 April 2009

Cadillac CTS



Cadillac CTS is a mid size luxury car made by General Motors for the Cadillac brand.It was introduced as the replacement for the Cadillac Catera in 2003. Designed by Wayne Cherry, the CTS uses edgy styling that Cadillac calls "Art and Science", which was first seen on the Evoq concept car. The CTS is credited with rejuvenating the Cadillac brand, and possibly saving it from extinction, as Cadillac sales fell in favor of imported luxury brands such as Lexus and Mercedes-Benz.[1] Cadillac had begun trying to capture a younger buyer base in the 1990s, with the Catera and Allante, and finally succeeded with the CTS.

The 2008 CTS was unveiled at the North American International Auto Show. It borrows styling cues from the Cadillac Sixteen concept car, and went on sale in late August, 2007.

Minggu, 12 April 2009

BMW 5-Series 530XIT Wagon





The 2008 X5 is a 4-door, up to 7-passenger luxury sport-utility, available in two trims, the 3.0si Sports Activity Vehicle and the 4.8i Sports Activity Vehicle.


Upon introduction, the 3.0si Sports Activity Vehicle is equipped with a standard 3.0-liter, I6, 260-horsepower engine that achieves 15-mpg in the city and 21-mpg on the highway. The 4.8i Sports Activity Vehicle is equipped with a standard 4.8-liter, V8, 350-horsepower engine that achieves 14-mpg in the city and 19-mpg on the highway. A 6-speed automatic transmission with overdrive is standard on both trims.

Jumat, 10 April 2009

Bentley Azure Mulliner Convertible




Bentley Azure is a large, four seater convertible built by Bentley Motors Limited at its factory in Crewe, England. The model debuted in 1995 on the Continental platform and was proudced in its original guise until 2003. A completely new version powered by a significantly updated engine and riding on the newer Arnage platform debuted in 2006.


Audi A4 Avant Wagon


The new Audi A4 Avant Wagon will be launched on the European market this spring, with the rest of world following shortly. Initial engine choices include the basic 160 HP 1.8 TFSI and 265 HP 3.2 V6 FSI petrol units and the 143 / 170 HP 2.0 TDI and 240 HP 3.0 TDI turbo diesel units.

Dynamic, elegant, and emotional; with the A4 sedan, Audi has already advanced into a new dimension. In a few weeks, the A4 Avant will follow: The most successful premium station wagon of its class offers, along with excellent drivability and uncompromising quality, a higher utility value for sports and recreation. This vehicle combines elegance and intelligent functionality.



The Audi A4 Avant is extending its lead. Based on the same technology layout as the sedan, the newly developed five-link front axle has been shifted farther forward. This ensures that the axle loads are perfectly distributed, thereby guaranteeing the highest precision and agility when it comes to handling. The Avant therefore also offers a new and fascinating driving experience similar to the one that led media experts to pronounce the sedan the best automobile in the midsize range.

Audi is launching the A4 Avant with five engine types to begin with: two gasoline engines and three diesel engines. These engines offer superior performance while reducing fuel consumption by more than 14 percent compared to the previous model – proof of Audi’s successful efficiency strategy.



Audi’s high technological competence is also expressed in the broadly diversified range of powertrains and in its numerous sport and comfort technologies – many of which originate directly from the premium class.

Acura TL

Acura TL is a mid-size luxury car from Honda's Acura brand. It was introduced in 1996 to supplant the Acura Vigor and was rebadged for the Japanese-market from 1996 to 2000 as the Honda Inspire and from 1996 to 2004 as the Honda Saber.

The TL is Acura's best-selling model, and it has ranked as the second best-selling luxury sedan in the United States behind the BMW 3 Series. Four generations of the Acura TL have been produced to date, with the latest fourth generation TL premiering in 2008 as a 2009 model.

BMW 3 Series



BMW 3 Series is an compact executive car manufactured by the German automaker BMW since May 1975. Successor to the BMW New Class, it has been produced in five different generations and in no less than five different body styles. It is BMW's best selling automobile, accounting for nearly 40% of the company's auto sales in 2005.



BMW released its E21 in the wake of the 1973 oil crisis, attracting customers seeking both prestige and economy, nearly doubling BMW's worldwide auto sales figures in three years, and winning numerous automotive world awards and honors. Three decades later, the 3 Series' E46 was the best-selling of its class, as commonplace in Asia and America as in Europe, while maintaining its prestigious brand and image.The 3 series has also maintained BMW's racing heritage. The M version of the 3 series, M3, debuted in 1988.

Bentley Arnage


Bentley Arnage is a luxury car produced by Bentley Motors in Crewe, England. The Arnage and its Rolls-Royce-branded sibling, the Silver Seraph, were introduced in the Spring of 1998 and were the first entirely new designs for the two marques since 1980.

Another break from the past was to be found under the bonnet, for decades home to the same 6.75 L V8, a powerplant which could trace its roots back to the 1950s. The new Arnage was to be powered by a BMW V8, with Cosworth-engineered twin turbo installation, and the Seraph was to employ a BMW V12.



The Arnage is over 5 m (200 in) long, 1.9 m (75 in) wide, and has a curb weight of more than 2.5 metric tonnes. For a brief period it was the most powerful and fastest four-door saloon on the market.In September 2008, Bentley announced that production of the model will cease during 2009.

Audi A4

Audi A4 is a compact executive car produced by the German automaker Audi AG since late 1994. The initial generation A4 succeeded the four previous generations of the Audi 80.

Since its inception, the Audi A4 has been available in four generations based on the Volkswagen Group 'B' series of automobile platforms - usually known by the following codes - the initial B5, the subsequent B6 and B7, and the current B8.

Of the main body styles, it is (and has been) always available as a saloon/sedan or an Avant, which is Audi's name for an estate/wagon. The second (B6) and third generations (B7) of the A4 also had a Cabriolet version, which was not retained for the fourth generation (B8), due to the introduction of the Cabriolet version of the related Audi A5 coupé.


Additionally, higher performance versions directly related to the A4 include the Audi S4, and the limited availability Audi RS4.


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