Sunday, February 21, 2010

VATH Mercedes E 500 Coupe Reviews

Tuner VATH Automobiltechnik has taken the new Mercedes E 500 Coupe to the abutting akin by applicable it with a detached anatomy kit and additionally accretion its achievement acknowledgment to their new amalgamation alleged the V50S.

On the absolute apparatus account accessible for the VATH Mercedes E 500 Coupe we acquisition a set of custom 20 inch admeasurement auto captivated in achievement tires, a carbon fyber addle-brain lip, cossack lid lip and rear diffuser, an adjustable shock cushion that can lower the agent from 20 to 65 mm as able-bodied as high-performance brakes. The dynamical actualization was able with the advice of the accomplished accessory box mechanism: in fenders VÄTH accommodated 20 in. 3-part Smiths Auto with high-efficiency pneumatics, sized 245/30-20 and 285/25-20. The complete apartment will amount you 8,211 Euro including montage.

For artery action cars VÄTH offers a complete active gear, with a congenital adjustable acerbity control. Acknowledgment to the adjustable shock-absorber, the car’s anatomy can be bargain by 20 to 65 mm. The action agent costs 2,963 Euro.

Additionally, for aerial achievement VÄTH provided a anchor apparatus (5,355 Euro incl. antagonism anchor aqueous Castrol SRF and adjustable tubes of a anchor drive) with 6-position anchor calipers and 378 mm ample anchor disks.

Plant-produced and absolutely carbon-made: advanced adverse (1,416 Euro) in carbon self-confidently and effectively underlines the abstruse address of the Coupés. The baggage carrier-spoiler (1,761 Euro) and aback diffuser (1,773 Euro), additionally produced from band carbon, complete/perfect or analogously accord to a sportier look.

VÄTH offers about great possibilities for alone autogenous equipment. Thus, back requested, the central of the car can be absolutely akin with black skin. In addition, we action Carbon-Interior-Packet (2,737 Euro) for high-quality autogenous possibilities in all variations.

Further accessories like velour bottom mats (226 Euro) and speedometer (1,297 Euro) with a calibration up to 330 km/h achieve a advanced ambit of options for autogenous space.

VATH Mercedes E 500 Coupe Reviews

Tuner VATH Automobiltechnik has taken the new Mercedes E 500 Coupe to the abutting akin by applicable it with a detached anatomy kit and additionally accretion its achievement acknowledgment to their new amalgamation alleged the V50S.

On the absolute apparatus account accessible for the VATH Mercedes E 500 Coupe we acquisition a set of custom 20 inch admeasurement auto captivated in achievement tires, a carbon fyber addle-brain lip, cossack lid lip and rear diffuser, an adjustable shock cushion that can lower the agent from 20 to 65 mm as able-bodied as high-performance brakes. The dynamical actualization was able with the advice of the accomplished accessory box mechanism: in fenders VÄTH accommodated 20 in. 3-part Smiths Auto with high-efficiency pneumatics, sized 245/30-20 and 285/25-20. The complete apartment will amount you 8,211 Euro including montage.

For artery action cars VÄTH offers a complete active gear, with a congenital adjustable acerbity control. Acknowledgment to the adjustable shock-absorber, the car’s anatomy can be bargain by 20 to 65 mm. The action agent costs 2,963 Euro.

Additionally, for aerial achievement VÄTH provided a anchor apparatus (5,355 Euro incl. antagonism anchor aqueous Castrol SRF and adjustable tubes of a anchor drive) with 6-position anchor calipers and 378 mm ample anchor disks.

Plant-produced and absolutely carbon-made: advanced adverse (1,416 Euro) in carbon self-confidently and effectively underlines the abstruse address of the Coupés. The baggage carrier-spoiler (1,761 Euro) and aback diffuser (1,773 Euro), additionally produced from band carbon, complete/perfect or analogously accord to a sportier look.

VÄTH offers about great possibilities for alone autogenous equipment. Thus, back requested, the central of the car can be absolutely akin with black skin. In addition, we action Carbon-Interior-Packet (2,737 Euro) for high-quality autogenous possibilities in all variations.

Further accessories like velour bottom mats (226 Euro) and speedometer (1,297 Euro) with a calibration up to 330 km/h achieve a advanced ambit of options for autogenous space.

Citroen DS3 Racing Edition Limited Design

Citroen DS3 Racing Edition Limited Design
Citroen DS3 Racing Edition Limited Design

Citroen DS3 Racing Edition Limited Design


The Citroen DS3 Antagonism copy is a bound run archetypal of alone 1000 units to be produced that will get apparent abutting ages at the 2010 Geneva Motor Show.

The Citroen DS3 Antagonism copy appearance assorted carbon akin elements and motorsports accessories while the 1.6-litre THP 150 agent from beneath the beanie has been optimized and is now spitting out 200 application and 275 Nm of torque. With chip carbon-trimmed apparatus and specialist motorsports equipment, DS3 Racing’s acquainted and turbo-charged 1.6-litre THP 150 agent develops 200hp - a ability access of about 30% over the accepted assemblage - with a torque access of 15% from 240Nm to 275Nm.

To accomplish the added ability output, from 156hp to 200hp, Citroën Racing’s engineers acclimatized and optimised the powertrain components, acquainted the achievement of the turbo and acclimatized the mapping of the agent ascendancy unit. A appropriate appendage aqueduct and muffler were additionally added.

Allowing DS3 Antagonism to stick to the road, the car has undergone some cogent antic enhancements. The council has been fabricated alike added precise, with the ascendancy arrangement acclimatized for the new tyres. The fitment of stiffer abeyance springs, acclimatized avant-garde and rear shock absorbers (to handle the added power), and the accession of the avant-garde and rear advance by 30mm - added blurred the car by 15mm - all badly change the active dynamics.

These important developments reinforce both the adherence and activating ascendancy of the car, and enhance the acknowledgment amid the alley and the driver.

The braking arrangement has additionally been up-rated to ensure ascendancy over the car’s added horsepower. The avant-garde auto get 4-piston antagonism callipers and appropriate disc-brakes - with accomplished discs at the rear. For added control, the ESP has been acclimatized to accompaniment the sportier handling, but can be able according to the driver’s preference.

In accession to the distinctive, abolitionist administration of DS3, the new Antagonism copy inherits Citroën Racing’s ability in motorsport architecture to accommodate avant-garde abstruse and stylistic antic prowess.

The examination model, to be presented at Geneva, is in a appropriate accouter and appearance adventurous ‘DS3’, ‘Citroën Racing’ and chequered banderole cartoon on the roof, in avant-garde of the rear caster arches, beneath the ancillary mirrors and abutting to the ammunition cap.

Measuring 3.94m long, DS3 Racing’s aphotic blah anatomy is alluringly assorted with a vibrant, ablaze orange-coloured roof, ancillary mirrors and anchor callipers. The admixture auto and avant-garde grille beleaguer - with chip chevrons - are accomplished in orange chrome.

A adventurous carbon accomplishment is acclimated about the avant-garde bumper, lower anatomy trim and addition extensions, whilst ample 18” admixture wheels, chrome aperture handles and alike a chrome-finished bankrupt complete the activating styling.

Inside the cabin, acute carbon trim adorns the dashboard, centre console, council caster embellisher, armrests and aperture ancillary mouldings. The active orange bodywork and decals abide into the berth with the ablaze band of the dash, accessory stick and accessory stick beleaguer accomplished in the aforementioned ablaze tone. The sporty, figure-hugging seats are additionally affected with orange elements and are arresting with ‘Citroën Racing’.

A DS3 Antagonism signature on the rear tailgate and an alone numbered identification bowl anchored to the roof-lining added affirm the model’s exclusivity.

On the road, DS3 Racing’s WRC full-blooded is evident. Benefiting from Citroën’s all-encompassing ability of antagonism dynamics, a carbon-finished air diffuser stabilises the car at aerial speeds, whilst the anatomy and abeyance accept been acclimatized to accommodate alike added precision, control, sportier administration and swifter cornering.

Based on the absolute DSport powered by the THP 150, assembly CCitroen DS3 Racing Edition Limited Design editions will be accomplished in a appropriate branch and adapted with a genitalia kit developed according to Citroën Antagonism specifications.

Citroen DS3 Racing Edition Limited Design

Citroen DS3 Racing Edition Limited Design
Citroen DS3 Racing Edition Limited Design

Citroen DS3 Racing Edition Limited Design


The Citroen DS3 Antagonism copy is a bound run archetypal of alone 1000 units to be produced that will get apparent abutting ages at the 2010 Geneva Motor Show.

The Citroen DS3 Antagonism copy appearance assorted carbon akin elements and motorsports accessories while the 1.6-litre THP 150 agent from beneath the beanie has been optimized and is now spitting out 200 application and 275 Nm of torque. With chip carbon-trimmed apparatus and specialist motorsports equipment, DS3 Racing’s acquainted and turbo-charged 1.6-litre THP 150 agent develops 200hp - a ability access of about 30% over the accepted assemblage - with a torque access of 15% from 240Nm to 275Nm.

To accomplish the added ability output, from 156hp to 200hp, Citroën Racing’s engineers acclimatized and optimised the powertrain components, acquainted the achievement of the turbo and acclimatized the mapping of the agent ascendancy unit. A appropriate appendage aqueduct and muffler were additionally added.

Allowing DS3 Antagonism to stick to the road, the car has undergone some cogent antic enhancements. The council has been fabricated alike added precise, with the ascendancy arrangement acclimatized for the new tyres. The fitment of stiffer abeyance springs, acclimatized avant-garde and rear shock absorbers (to handle the added power), and the accession of the avant-garde and rear advance by 30mm - added blurred the car by 15mm - all badly change the active dynamics.

These important developments reinforce both the adherence and activating ascendancy of the car, and enhance the acknowledgment amid the alley and the driver.

The braking arrangement has additionally been up-rated to ensure ascendancy over the car’s added horsepower. The avant-garde auto get 4-piston antagonism callipers and appropriate disc-brakes - with accomplished discs at the rear. For added control, the ESP has been acclimatized to accompaniment the sportier handling, but can be able according to the driver’s preference.

In accession to the distinctive, abolitionist administration of DS3, the new Antagonism copy inherits Citroën Racing’s ability in motorsport architecture to accommodate avant-garde abstruse and stylistic antic prowess.

The examination model, to be presented at Geneva, is in a appropriate accouter and appearance adventurous ‘DS3’, ‘Citroën Racing’ and chequered banderole cartoon on the roof, in avant-garde of the rear caster arches, beneath the ancillary mirrors and abutting to the ammunition cap.

Measuring 3.94m long, DS3 Racing’s aphotic blah anatomy is alluringly assorted with a vibrant, ablaze orange-coloured roof, ancillary mirrors and anchor callipers. The admixture auto and avant-garde grille beleaguer - with chip chevrons - are accomplished in orange chrome.

A adventurous carbon accomplishment is acclimated about the avant-garde bumper, lower anatomy trim and addition extensions, whilst ample 18” admixture wheels, chrome aperture handles and alike a chrome-finished bankrupt complete the activating styling.

Inside the cabin, acute carbon trim adorns the dashboard, centre console, council caster embellisher, armrests and aperture ancillary mouldings. The active orange bodywork and decals abide into the berth with the ablaze band of the dash, accessory stick and accessory stick beleaguer accomplished in the aforementioned ablaze tone. The sporty, figure-hugging seats are additionally affected with orange elements and are arresting with ‘Citroën Racing’.

A DS3 Antagonism signature on the rear tailgate and an alone numbered identification bowl anchored to the roof-lining added affirm the model’s exclusivity.

On the road, DS3 Racing’s WRC full-blooded is evident. Benefiting from Citroën’s all-encompassing ability of antagonism dynamics, a carbon-finished air diffuser stabilises the car at aerial speeds, whilst the anatomy and abeyance accept been acclimatized to accommodate alike added precision, control, sportier administration and swifter cornering.

Based on the absolute DSport powered by the THP 150, assembly CCitroen DS3 Racing Edition Limited Design editions will be accomplished in a appropriate branch and adapted with a genitalia kit developed according to Citroën Antagonism specifications.

German automaker has unveiled the 2010 Volkswagen CrossPolo

2010 Volkswagen CrossPolo2010 Volkswagen CrossPolo
2010 Volkswagen CrossPolo2010 Volkswagen CrossPolo
2010 Volkswagen CrossPolo

Wolfsburg / Geneva, 19 February 2010 - The abutting bearing of the CrossPolo is accessible for new adventures. The able bunched in asperous all-terrain attending is adulatory its apple premiere at the Geneva Motor Show. After the Polo abject adaptation presented in 2009 and the Polo BlueMotion (debut in 2010) with its above and possibly record-breaking ammunition efficiency, as able-bodied as the Polo GTI now additionally debuting in Geneva, the CrossPolo completes the alternation as a fourth model. With its refreshingly bold design, unique


world of colours and features, and a college ride acme (15 millimetre gain), the five-door is actual ambrosial as one of the best anarchistic cartage in its class.

This all-rounder is powered by acutely fuel-efficient engines with a ability ambit from 51 kW / 70 PS to 77 kW / 105 PS. Buyers can accept from three petrol and three accepted abuse TDI engines. Three of the six engines can be ordered with a 7-speed DSG, like the one acclimated on cartage such as the Polo GTI.

Fun and Cross: From appropriate copy to assembly model

The new CrossPolo continues in the attitude of its acknowledged predecessors: the Polo Fun and the aboriginal bearing CrossPolo acquired from it. Originally, a assembly run of alone 5,000 units was planned for the appropriate copy Polo Fun, but abundant appeal exploded all forecasts. The consequence: the footfall was taken from appropriate copy to assembly archetypal and to the Cross version.

Exterior: Boxy qualities and affairs character

The rugged-sporty actualization of the CrossPolo – consistently produced as a five-door – are reflected in abounding of its details. Especially striking: the alone styled advanced accessory – in anthracite colour - with chip advanced fog lights and abounding air basin at the centre. It gets a atramentous bore admit belted by accomplished chrome trim. Towards its lower edge, the bonanza finishes with a breadth in ablaze argent with the beheld actualization of underbody protection. Taken from archetypal Polo administration are the aerial radiator grille with its chrome applique and the VW logo chip here; the aforementioned applies to the bifold headlights with accepted daytime active lights.

The ancillary contour of the CrossPolo additionally shows actual boxy qualities. Here adventurous atramentous wheelarch extensions and accommodating anatomy sills set the styling. The closing abide visually into the lower aperture area. In off-road active and in the boscage of city parking spaces, these asperous artificial guards assure the car from damage. Applicable the actualization of the CrossPolo are the 17-inch admixture auto (“Budapest” style) in 5-spoke architecture with admeasurement 215/40 tyres.

Another apparent appropriate of the CrossPolo: the argent anodized roof rails. They are a acceptable affection on this model, and are absolutely not aloof decorative. They can be acclimated to arise roof boxes and carrier systems with a weight of up to 75 kilograms. Colour accommodating with the roof railing, like on the antecedent model: the aperture mirrors that are consistently corrective in silver. At the rear, the CrossPolo continues the asperous all-terrain attending in the bumper, whose lower breadth is additionally advised in a black, asperous plastic. At its centre, a abstracted breadth corrective in argent catches the eye that is styled to attending like a diffuser.

Six exoteric colours accentuate the able appearance of the CrossPolo; offered alone on the new Volkswagen are the colours “Magma Orange“ and “Terra Beige Metallic”. Beyond the board, the aerial areas of the bumpers and handles (door, tailgate) are corrective in anatomy colour, while the awning trim of the B and C pillars and the window frames are advised in a high-gloss black.

nterior: Exciting and versatile

The high-end autogenous of the CrossPolo is a applicable bout for the all-terrain attending of the exterior. Here it is primarily the two-tone fabrics of the action seats, the rear bank and the aperture trim that actualize a affable and active ambiance. Up to four altered colour trims are available, depending on the exoteric colour. While the alien areas of the seats are consistently in anthracite, barter can accept from the colours “Hot Orange”, “Orange”, “Latte Macchiato” and “Grey” for the close bank panels and average sections of the aperture trim panels. On bank acquaintance surfaces for the aback and legs the fabrics (“Dimension” pattern) all accept a atramentous webbed structure, authoritative them added durable. The “CrossPolo” signature is abstract into the backrests of the advanced seats.

Throughout the cockpit abstracts are affable to the touch. Take the council wheel: It has a accomplished perforated covering cover; the council caster spokes are produced from a brushed chrome application. The seams of the council caster awning and the leather-trimmed parking anchor handle are accustomed the colour of the autogenous trim. The CrossPolo’s aerial akin of affection is accent by the apparatus panel, accomplished in “Slush” technology with its bendable apparent arrangement that is affable to the touch.

The CrossPolo has an abounding arrangement of accepted equipment. In the interior, specific accepted actualization accommodate height-adjustable action seats, an abnormally breach rear bank and backrest, pockets on the backs of the advanced seats and sliding drawers beneath them, leather-trimmed council wheel, centre armrest in advanced (with accumulator compartment), pedal caps in aluminium attending and chrome on assorted switches and components. The closing accommodate the aperture handles, surrounds for the window lift switches and air vents. Additionally standard: electric adjustable and acrimonious aperture mirrors, electric window lifts all around, aflame composition mirrors in the sun visors, multi-function affectation (MFA) including tyre burden ecology (tyre burden ecology system, TPMS) and axial locking with RF alien control.

Estate car qualities: Burden amplitude increases up to 952 litres

The new CrossPolo additionally shows off its able talents back it comes to amplitude and able amplitude utilisation. As mentioned, the rear bank can be bankrupt with a accepted 60:40 split. Back it is absolutely folded, the car’s burden accommodation increases from 280 to 952 litres. The bifold burden attic - adjustable to two acme levels - creates a continuously akin loading surface. Four tie-down eyes abridge defended band of the burden to be transported, while two hooks in the ancillary trim panels accumulate accoutrements from angled over.

Engine variety: Three petrol, three agent and one 7-speed DSG

The six engines of the CrossPolo accept ability levels amid 51 kW / 70 PS and 77 kW / 105 PS. The access akin amid the petrol engines is represented by the 70-PS adaptation with a 1.2 litre displacement. Following at the abutting akin is a 1.4-litre agent with 63 kW / 85 PS. The top petrol agent is the new 1.2 TSI with the mentioned 105 PS. This turbocharged direct-injection petrol agent accelerates the CrossPolo to 100 km/h in 9.9 seconds, alcove a admirable top acceleration of 188 km/h, yet has a accumulated ammunition burning of aloof 5.5 litres of ammunition (equivalent to 128 g/km CO2). The highlight here: The Volkswagen not alone attains these ethics in affiliation with the accepted 6-speed gearbox, but additionally with the alternative 7-speed DSG, an automatic. Additionally deliverable as an alternative DSG adaptation is the CrossPolo with 85 PS.

Among the quietest engines of their affectionate are the three accepted rail, direct-injection turbodiesels (TDI) adapted with a chapped filter. All engines accept 1.6 litre displacement and are accessible at the ability levels 55 kW / 75 PS, 66 kW / 90 PS and 77 kW / 105 PS. All three variants charge aloof 4.3 litres of agent per 100 km in accumulated approach and afford aloof 113 grams CO2 per kilometre. The 90-PS adaptation can additionally be accumulated with the absolute about-face gearbox as an option; in this case, accumulated ammunition burning is 4.6 l/100 km. All CrossPolo engines accommodated the banned of the Euro-5 emissions standard.

Advance sales for the new Volkswagen are alpha in march. In Germany, the 2010 Volkswagen CrossPolo will already access at Volkswagen dealers and aboriginal barter at the end of May. Right afterwards, the bazaar barrage will abide beyond Europe and in Japan.

German automaker has unveiled the 2010 Volkswagen CrossPolo

2010 Volkswagen CrossPolo2010 Volkswagen CrossPolo

2010 Volkswagen CrossPolo2010 Volkswagen CrossPolo

Wolfsburg / Geneva, 19 February 2010 - The abutting bearing of the CrossPolo is accessible for new adventures. The able bunched in asperous all-terrain attending is adulatory its apple premiere at the Geneva Motor Show. After the Polo abject adaptation presented in 2009 and the Polo BlueMotion (debut in 2010) with its above and possibly record-breaking ammunition efficiency, as able-bodied as the Polo GTI now additionally debuting in Geneva, the CrossPolo completes the alternation as a fourth model. With its refreshingly bold design, unique


world of colours and features, and a college ride acme (15 millimetre gain), the five-door is actual ambrosial as one of the best anarchistic cartage in its class.

This all-rounder is powered by acutely fuel-efficient engines with a ability ambit from 51 kW / 70 PS to 77 kW / 105 PS. Buyers can accept from three petrol and three accepted abuse TDI engines. Three of the six engines can be ordered with a 7-speed DSG, like the one acclimated on cartage such as the Polo GTI.

Fun and Cross: From appropriate copy to assembly model

The new CrossPolo continues in the attitude of its acknowledged predecessors: the Polo Fun and the aboriginal bearing CrossPolo acquired from it. Originally, a assembly run of alone 5,000 units was planned for the appropriate copy Polo Fun, but abundant appeal exploded all forecasts. The consequence: the footfall was taken from appropriate copy to assembly archetypal and to the Cross version.

Exterior: Boxy qualities and affairs character

The rugged-sporty actualization of the CrossPolo – consistently produced as a five-door – are reflected in abounding of its details. Especially striking: the alone styled advanced accessory – in anthracite colour - with chip advanced fog lights and abounding air basin at the centre. It gets a atramentous bore admit belted by accomplished chrome trim. Towards its lower edge, the bonanza finishes with a breadth in ablaze argent with the beheld actualization of underbody protection. Taken from archetypal Polo administration are the aerial radiator grille with its chrome applique and the VW logo chip here; the aforementioned applies to the bifold headlights with accepted daytime active lights.

The ancillary contour of the CrossPolo additionally shows actual boxy qualities. Here adventurous atramentous wheelarch extensions and accommodating anatomy sills set the styling. The closing abide visually into the lower aperture area. In off-road active and in the boscage of city parking spaces, these asperous artificial guards assure the car from damage. Applicable the actualization of the CrossPolo are the 17-inch admixture auto (“Budapest” style) in 5-spoke architecture with admeasurement 215/40 tyres.

Another apparent appropriate of the CrossPolo: the argent anodized roof rails. They are a acceptable affection on this model, and are absolutely not aloof decorative. They can be acclimated to arise roof boxes and carrier systems with a weight of up to 75 kilograms. Colour accommodating with the roof railing, like on the antecedent model: the aperture mirrors that are consistently corrective in silver. At the rear, the CrossPolo continues the asperous all-terrain attending in the bumper, whose lower breadth is additionally advised in a black, asperous plastic. At its centre, a abstracted breadth corrective in argent catches the eye that is styled to attending like a diffuser.

Six exoteric colours accentuate the able appearance of the CrossPolo; offered alone on the new Volkswagen are the colours “Magma Orange“ and “Terra Beige Metallic”. Beyond the board, the aerial areas of the bumpers and handles (door, tailgate) are corrective in anatomy colour, while the awning trim of the B and C pillars and the window frames are advised in a high-gloss black.

nterior: Exciting and versatile

The high-end autogenous of the CrossPolo is a applicable bout for the all-terrain attending of the exterior. Here it is primarily the two-tone fabrics of the action seats, the rear bank and the aperture trim that actualize a affable and active ambiance. Up to four altered colour trims are available, depending on the exoteric colour. While the alien areas of the seats are consistently in anthracite, barter can accept from the colours “Hot Orange”, “Orange”, “Latte Macchiato” and “Grey” for the close bank panels and average sections of the aperture trim panels. On bank acquaintance surfaces for the aback and legs the fabrics (“Dimension” pattern) all accept a atramentous webbed structure, authoritative them added durable. The “CrossPolo” signature is abstract into the backrests of the advanced seats.

Throughout the cockpit abstracts are affable to the touch. Take the council wheel: It has a accomplished perforated covering cover; the council caster spokes are produced from a brushed chrome application. The seams of the council caster awning and the leather-trimmed parking anchor handle are accustomed the colour of the autogenous trim. The CrossPolo’s aerial akin of affection is accent by the apparatus panel, accomplished in “Slush” technology with its bendable apparent arrangement that is affable to the touch.

The CrossPolo has an abounding arrangement of accepted equipment. In the interior, specific accepted actualization accommodate height-adjustable action seats, an abnormally breach rear bank and backrest, pockets on the backs of the advanced seats and sliding drawers beneath them, leather-trimmed council wheel, centre armrest in advanced (with accumulator compartment), pedal caps in aluminium attending and chrome on assorted switches and components. The closing accommodate the aperture handles, surrounds for the window lift switches and air vents. Additionally standard: electric adjustable and acrimonious aperture mirrors, electric window lifts all around, aflame composition mirrors in the sun visors, multi-function affectation (MFA) including tyre burden ecology (tyre burden ecology system, TPMS) and axial locking with RF alien control.

Estate car qualities: Burden amplitude increases up to 952 litres

The new CrossPolo additionally shows off its able talents back it comes to amplitude and able amplitude utilisation. As mentioned, the rear bank can be bankrupt with a accepted 60:40 split. Back it is absolutely folded, the car’s burden accommodation increases from 280 to 952 litres. The bifold burden attic - adjustable to two acme levels - creates a continuously akin loading surface. Four tie-down eyes abridge defended band of the burden to be transported, while two hooks in the ancillary trim panels accumulate accoutrements from angled over.

Engine variety: Three petrol, three agent and one 7-speed DSG

The six engines of the CrossPolo accept ability levels amid 51 kW / 70 PS and 77 kW / 105 PS. The access akin amid the petrol engines is represented by the 70-PS adaptation with a 1.2 litre displacement. Following at the abutting akin is a 1.4-litre agent with 63 kW / 85 PS. The top petrol agent is the new 1.2 TSI with the mentioned 105 PS. This turbocharged direct-injection petrol agent accelerates the CrossPolo to 100 km/h in 9.9 seconds, alcove a admirable top acceleration of 188 km/h, yet has a accumulated ammunition burning of aloof 5.5 litres of ammunition (equivalent to 128 g/km CO2). The highlight here: The Volkswagen not alone attains these ethics in affiliation with the accepted 6-speed gearbox, but additionally with the alternative 7-speed DSG, an automatic. Additionally deliverable as an alternative DSG adaptation is the CrossPolo with 85 PS.

Among the quietest engines of their affectionate are the three accepted rail, direct-injection turbodiesels (TDI) adapted with a chapped filter. All engines accept 1.6 litre displacement and are accessible at the ability levels 55 kW / 75 PS, 66 kW / 90 PS and 77 kW / 105 PS. All three variants charge aloof 4.3 litres of agent per 100 km in accumulated approach and afford aloof 113 grams CO2 per kilometre. The 90-PS adaptation can additionally be accumulated with the absolute about-face gearbox as an option; in this case, accumulated ammunition burning is 4.6 l/100 km. All CrossPolo engines accommodated the banned of the Euro-5 emissions standard.

Advance sales for the new Volkswagen are alpha in march. In Germany, the 2010 Volkswagen CrossPolo will already access at Volkswagen dealers and aboriginal barter at the end of May. Right afterwards, the bazaar barrage will abide beyond Europe and in Japan.

Saturday, February 20, 2010

Gator Bike covered in Alligator skin to the rescue

Gator Bike covered in Alligator skin to the rescue

Jim Jablon didn't want his alligator skin to go to waste so he covered his motorcycle and making it the fastest road kill on record. It was given away in a charity fundraiser for an animal rehab center that has rescued dozens of exotic pets, including this albino Burmese python named Arctic.

The skin is detachable but the head is fixed perm-anently into the handlebars and has the speedometer implanted into the back of the skull.

Hand-carved skateboards by Doug McKee

Octopus Skateboard
Octopus Skateboard
Stingray Skateboard
Stingray Skateboard
Crocodile Skateboard
Crocodile Skateboard
Raven Skateboard
Raven Skateboard

I just found these amazing skateboards by artist Doug McKee of Bellingham, WA who carves skateboards that look like birds, insects, and sea creatures. here is what he had to say:

The process of carving a skateboard takes a bit of time. The piece is carved out of green wood. Which is to say wet, freshly cut wood. Ideally the wood spits its water at you as you carve. I use western red cedar because it is ideal in so many ways. Its light, strong and becomes harder as it ages. It splits easily facilitating carving--but also renders the piece fragile. First it is carved green and carefully hollowed out, then put away to dry. It shrinks radially along the growth rings as it dries. Some material must be left to "true up" or eliminate the distortions caused during drying. When it is dry enough it is finish carved. via Makezine

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Most Expensive Car Pictures - Aston Martin

Most Expensive Car Pictures - Aston MartinAston Martin One 77 is once from 10 Most Expensive Car in the world with price: U.S. $ 1,500,000
Throne of the most expensive in the world inhabited by the new king with the logo of Aston Martin. Aston Martin will soon be 77 which was officially launched in the near future be sold at a price of U.S. $ 1.5 million dollars (15 billion more) and only produced as many as 77 fruits and forgiveness, has sold-out!
Most Expensive Car Pictures - Aston Martinaston martin picture images
Most Expensive Car Pictures - Aston MartinBerkonfigurasi V12 engine capable of carrying 77 Aston Martin zoomed up speed 97 km / h in 3.5 seconds with a maximum speed limited to 320 km / hour.
With prices like that in place of origin, this car could be worth more than 20 billion if the trafficked here. Kalo here there had been a single message, not dong a test drive ...
Most Expensive Car Pictures - Aston Martinaston martin picture imagesMost Expensive Car Pictures - Aston MartinActually, the record holder of the world's most expensive car this year is the year 1961 Ferrari 250GT is sold at a price of U.S. $ 11 million dollars. But the car is classified as a classic sports car produced a few tens of years ago and has its own history that makes it very expensive.

Monday, February 15, 2010

Saturday, February 13, 2010

Progress Report: February

So far, the winter without a car has been going remarkably well.  Part of that probably has to do with the snow drought that we've had since the start of January.  We were supposed to get a big storm this week, but it completely fizzled.  This has meant that it's been easy to keep grocery shopping by bicycle (and trailer) which I adore.  And Tracy's been able to commute to work by bicycle nearly every day so far this winter.  In the past, I always avoided riding in the wintertime at all, even when the roads were dry and clear.  But now it seems absolutely normal.

The cold of winter seems to have much less impact on my ability to get around by bike than I expected. It's pretty easy to bundle up.  It's only the wind that can be a bit of a pain, and that hasn't been a huge factor so far.

I just don't find myself thinking, "Oh, if only we had the car," very often, if at all. Even when I have meetings at night, I don't mind riding my bike, even on cold nights, especially since most are within 1-2 miles of home.  Many errands are just as fast to perform by bike as by car.  And I still love getting the exercise, though if I end up walking 4-5 miles a day (my normal day) and also add another few miles of bike riding (6 miles, if I got to MIT and back), I'm pretty tired by the time the evening rolls around.

Soon, I hope to get around to tallying up how much we've spent on transportation since we've been rid of the car and see how much we've saved (if at all).  Our bike expenses have dwindled lately, now that we're mostly geared up, and we've rented Zipcars a bit less than I'd expected.  So I think we're saving some money, as well as gaining many other benefits besides.

Friday, February 12, 2010

Oliver von Feistmantl on Art Cars

Le Baron Convetible Art Car
Oliver von Feistmantl 1993 Chrysler Le Baron Convertible Art Car Front
Oliver von Feistmantl 1993 Chrysler Le Baron Convertible Art Car Close up
Racebus Art Car
Oliver von Feistmantl Race Bus Art Car

Oliver von Feistmantl is a comic PoP artist from Vienna Austria that paints on pretty much everything, like houses, ships, snowboards, skateboards and even cars.
He started out as a graffiti artist in the 90´s but got arrested, so he decided to concentrate on legal ways to exhibit throughout Europe, Asia, the Caribbeans and NYC.

He makes acrylic paintings and sculptures in all sizes and in 2008 started to paint on a fishing boat in Thailand and in 2009 started to paint on cars.

The 1974 VW-Bus is called the racebus, because he got an engine from a Porsche 911 and was finished in October 2009. The 93 Chrysler Le Baron convertible was finished in 2010 and is the one he currently drives.

He hopes one day to come across a Rolls Royce Silver Shadow because its his personal dream to one day paint that car as well.

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Ford Falcon DELUXE

Ford Falcon DELUXE

Ford Falcon DELUXE

This superb vehicle has been in the same ownership for the past 21 years and is a mere 45 years young. It benefited from a thorough restoration only 2 1//2 years ago. Finished in mazda snowflake white pearl mica, it has a fresh engine only travelled 1200 miles since resto.

Holden Calais

Holden Calais


Holden Calais

Toyota Supra JZA80

Toyota Supra JZA80


Toyota Supra JZA80

BMW M3 E46

BMW M3 E46


BMW M3 E46

Holden Torana

Holden Torana

Ford Falcon XR6 TURBO

Ford Falcon XR6 TURBO

Ford Falcon XR6 EL

 Ford Falcon XR6 EL


 Ford Falcon XR6 EL

(Kantanka Obrempon I & II) Ghanian motors








The future of the African car is alive and well in Ghana. A Church leader called Apostle Kwadwo Safo is the inventor behind these two vehicles both named Kantanka Obrempon I & II, exhibited at his church's 27th Annual Charity & Technology Fair at Awoshie in Accra, Ghana.

The exhibition provided a lesson to the numerous teachers and students present that with determination, committed teachers and students could improvise with local materials.

The exhibition provided a lesson to the numerous teachers and students present that with determination, committed teachers and students could improvise with local materials.

Apostle Kwadwo Safo was born on 26th August 1948 at Bekwai in the Ashanti Region of Ghana. After basic school, he attended the Ghana Technical Works Institute in Kumasi. He thereafter had a three-year stint as a welder at the Volta Aluminum Company (VALCO), West African Metals and the French African Company. On the 3rd February, 1971 he founded his church, Kristo Asafo (Christ Reformed Church). Kristo Asafo is famous for its philanthropy and service to the needy in society since inception.

New Mégane Coupé Cabriolet with Elegant Interior Design

New Renault Megane 2010 reviewNew Mégane Coupé-Cabriolet completes the renewal style of the New Mégane family which is built on the strengths that forged the success of its predecessor. Its new appearance is supported by the large folding glass roof, high-gloss finish, black glass roof contrasts with the satin-effect chrome windscreen frame exterior, and the dark red taillights featuring a linear lighting pattern and LED brake lights to provide a distinctive rear lighting character.
With it’s new style, New Mégane Coupé-Cabriolet goes further by offering customers with unruffled open-top motoring supported by the forward position of the windscreen and a fixed glass, outstanding handling performance with a stiffer chassis and a new electric power steering system, and a broad choice of efficient and eco-friendly powertrains including the all-new automatic EDC (Efficient Dual Clutch) transmission.
New Renault Megane 2010 conceptNew Renault Megane 2010 is the best carThe interior of this New Mégane family still presents the same layout with high standard finish of qualified materials available in three choices of trim, which range from dark charcoal and light beige to the charcoal and red two-tone finish with leather seats. Although the dashboard is identical to that of New Mégane Hatchback, the seats offer additional lateral support, while the ‘butterfly wing’ door trim panel is specific to New Mégane Coupé-Cabriolet.
New Renault Megane 2010 modificationNew Mégane Coupé-Cabriolet is available with a choice of seven efficient and eco-friendly petrol and diesel powertrain configurations (depending on the market). The available petrol engines are, the 1.6 16V 110hp engine mated to a six-speed manual gearbox, the TCe 130 (Turbo Control efficiency) driving through a six-speed manual gearbox, and the 2.0 16V 140hp engine available with the new continuously variable transmission (CVT) for even greater driving comfort thanks to smooth, step-less gearshifts. While the diesel engine range, which comprises the Euro5-homologated powerplants are the dCi 110 DPF, mated either to the brand new six-speed EDC (Efficient Dual Clutch) dual-clutch automatic transmission (see below) or to a manual six-speed gearbox, the dCi 130 DPF which drives through a six-speed manual gearbox, and the dCi 160 DPF also with a six-speed manual gearbox.
New Renault Megane 2010 concept modifyPublic will get their first opportunity to see this New Mégane Coupé-Cabriolet when it is unveiled at the forthcoming Geneva Motor Show (March 4-14). It will also be displayed at L’Atelier Renault on the Champs-Elysées in Paris.
New Renault Megane 2010 imagesRounding off the new Megane family is the Coupe-Cabriolet that was formally introduced today ahead of its world premiere at next month's Geneva Salon. Like its predecessor, the new Megane CC is a two door model with an electric folding top that's mostly covered in smoked glass

The French carmaker claims the Megane CC's transparent glazed area of 0.47 sq. metres is the largest in the segment that includes cars like the Pininfarina-styled Ford Focus CC and the Peugeot 308 CC.
New Renault Megane 2010 white The four-seater convertible version of the new Megane also gets a fixed glass wind deflector located behind the back seat headrests that is said to allow draft-free driving at speeds of up to 90km/h or 56mph.
New Renault Megane 2010 popular carNew Renault Megane 2010 great interiorThe fully-automatic, electro-hydraulic operated two-piece glass top goes up or down in 21 seconds at the press of a button with the Megane CC's boot capacity standing at 417 litres with the roof closed, and 211 litres when open.

Depending on the market, the new Megane Coupe-Cabriolet will be available with a choice of up to seven gasoline and diesel powertrains.
The petrol line includes a 110HP 1.6-liter unit linked to a six-speed manual, a 1.4-liter TCe turbo with 130HP matted to a six-speed manual and a 140HP 2.0-liter with a CVT.
New Renault Megane 2010 interior best designDiesel options include the 110HP dCi matted to either a new 6-speed dual clutch automatic transmission or to 6-speed manual gearbox and the 130HP dCi and 160HP dCi that both drive the front wheels through a six-speed manual.

European sales of next generation Megane Coupe-Cabriolet will begin this spring.

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