VW May Develop 10-Speed Dual-Clutch Automatic, Diesel Engine

April 29, 2013 by  
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Volkswagen has announced that it will be developing a new 10-speed dual-clutch automatic engine that runs on diesel.

The automaker has reported during the Vienna motor symposium that its engineers are working on producing a new high–performance diesel engine that would make it possible for future Volkswagen owners to own a car with an engine capable of getting more than 369 lb-ft in torque range. This new 10-speed dual-clutch engine would make Volkswagen the head of automakers’ gears-available class.

The new engine would be capable of producing 134 horsepower per liter of volume displacement.

Full details on this new engine and when the company hopes to make it available for new cars haven’t been disclosed.

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Pricing For New 2014 Nissan Versa Revealed

April 26, 2013 by  
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Multiple news agencies have indicated that the new Nissan Versa for 2014 has been unveiled and that its price has also been disclosed.

According to some of the reports, the new Versa could be the most affordable of its category. The new model comes with an engine that gets up to 40 mpg. All trims and package offers come with updated interiors and extremely competent suspension and steering system. The base vehicle will be available for $12,780 and it will offer a five-speed manual transmission, six-way manual adjust for the driver’s seat, radio with CD and two speakers, air conditioning and low-rolling-resistance tires.

The S Plus package also two more speakers for the sound system, tilt steering, rear roof spoiler and cruise control.

This model could be the most competent and most fuel efficient for this price in the market. As an attorney, I’m glad that the automaker Nissan is making affordable and highly fuel-efficient vehicles available for the population.

I urge automakers to make safer and more reliable vehicles and make sure their consumers’ needs are met. To learn more about this model, follow this link for the full report.

All-Electric Chevy Spark Could Be The Most Efficient In Its Segment

April 26, 2013 by  
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Multiple news agencies have indicated that an all-electric Spark model for 2014 has been unveiled.

The new Chevrolet EV is a version of the company’s subcompact hatchback that offers the new combo plug for DC by SAE, which makes the batteries in this vehicle able to charge much faster.

This new model comes with a 21-kWh lithium-ion battery that could be 80% charged in 20 minutes with the help of the new technology.

The new EV’s range could reach 82 miles, according to the EPA. This could be the most efficient all electric vehicle on sale, if the estimates are accurate. Combined highway and city, the new Spark could get about 119 MPGe, while other vehicles like the Honda Fit EV, Mitsubishi i-MiEV and the Nissan Leaf do not get more than 118.

While the gasoline model makes 60 mph in 11 seconds, the all-electric version comes with an engine that could hatch to 60 miles 8 seconds.

To learn more about this new vehicle and the range of other electric cars, click here for the full article.

Ford Launches Its 2014 Fiesta ST For The American Market

April 24, 2013 by  
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Multiple news agencies have indicated that the new Ford Fiesta ST has been unveiled and reviewed by several experts.

According to several reports, Ford’s new Fiesta ST makes its debut in America after several years of being one of the most popular vehicles in Europe.

The reports show that the new model will be available in August. Ford’s take on a small, compact and efficient design will surely pay off, specialists believe. The new vehicle comes with a 1.6-liter turbocharged engine that promises to deliver when it comes to moderate power and efficiency. The new Fiesta sports five doors, which is the main difference between the American version and the European version.

You can read the full review by following this link.

Experts Look Into The Mercedes-Benz GLA Concept

April 23, 2013 by  
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Multiple news agencies have indicated that the new GLA by Mercedes Bens is a new crossover that has made its debut recently during the Shanghai auto show.

The new model is fully equipped with laser-beam projectors that are designed to light up the way ahead by projecting multi-directional cues. This technology helps the driver by increasing visibility, which could also help him or her to avoid accidents.

The new model is also equipped with COMAND infotainment systems and HD cameras that are used to record the drive. Details on the different versions of powertrain these vehicles are equipped with should be available soon.

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You Can Get Any Of These Sports Cars For Less Than $10,000

April 22, 2013 by  
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Multiple news agencies have been reporting that due to the recent economic difficulties we have suffered in the last years, consumers have been more conscious about spending their money on new cars.

Some drivers, however, still dream of owning a nice sports car that not only delivers when it comes to engine power, but that is also luxurious. Experts think that most consumers can accomplish that dream by combining the main features they want with the low cost of owning a used vehicle that is in a good shape.

Buying used won’t get you the latest safety or connectivity technologies, but it sure will get you closer to owning that sports car you envisioned yourself driving as a kid.

Used sports cars sometimes manage to be much nicer and competent than most new economy cars, which could be good enough for drivers looking to purchase a car that delivers.  Experts decided to come together to make a list of the used sports car models that are available for less than $10,000 that could still deliver.

One of the vehicles included in the list is the 2003 Ford Mustang. This model may not look like the classic 1969 design but it sure delivers great performance and breathtaking acceleration. Grip is also sophisticated, which might not be the same word used for the vehicle’s handling capabilities.

The 2000 Corvette Hardtop Coupe has also made the list. This model may cost around $9968 and it offers the type of power that more expensive vehicles may offer. The difference is that the 2003 Mustang is equipped with a much sportier suspension.

The 2000 Corvette has also made it to the list. The Hardtop Coupe could go for about $9900. This rare model was only offered during a two-year period: 1999 and 2000. This vehicle’s engine is extremely powerful and it delivers when it comes to horsepower. Handling is responsive as well, which could make this one of the most fun and affordable sports vehicles to drive.

Some of the other vehicles listed include the 2000 BMW Z3, the 2002 Chevy Z28 Camaro, the 2001 Porsche Boxter, the 2000 Honda S2000, the 2004 Mazda MazdaSpeed Miata MX05, the 2004 Acura RSX Type S, the 2002 Subaru Impreza WRX sedan and finally the 1996 Nissan 3000ZX Turbo.

Most of the models listed in this article could cost anywhere between $7787 and $10000. If you would like to learn more about this list, the specs and the main features of each model mentioned, click here for the full article.

Experts Take A Look Into VW’s New Cross Blue Concept

April 22, 2013 by  
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According to several news agencies, the new VW CrossBlue concept was unveiled during the Detroit Auto Show. Experts believe this new vehicle may not be the most groundbreaking when it comes to design, however, its 306-hp plug-in diesel hybrid powertrain is.

The new model has a rakish roofline and a set of front air intakes that some believe may have been inspired by the Lamborghini Urus design.

According to some of the official reports, this model could get up to 79 mpg. While further details aren’t available, you can take a look into what experts have to say about what they know so far by clicking here.

New Bentley Flying Spur Unveiled

April 17, 2013 by  
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Multiple news agencies have indicated that experts are reviewing the 2014 Flying Spur by Bentley. This new car has made its debut and specialists are lining up to get the chance to test drive it.

According to some of the reports, the new vehicle offers a much more powerful engine and somewhat improved experience to the driver.

This model is a luxurious grand touring car that is equipped with an extensive list of modern electronics and a highly competent multimedia interface. Consumers looking for a luxurious model with sharp new design and even sharper engine, the new Flying Spur could be the car for you.

Experts say that, in spite of the multiple great qualities, this car may not be the most fuel efficient there is out there. Considering consumers who are willing to pay for a Bentley won’t mind the gas mileage, experts believe fuel efficiency issues should not make this model less desirable.

California drivers looking for an efficient and compact car should look elsewhere. For everyone interested in a luxurious grand touring car, follow this link to read the full article. Beware of many promising features when you first learn of a new car. Do your research and make sure to learn more about the many different cars available before you make up your mind.

New Corvette C7 Stingray Comes With Many Trim Options

April 17, 2013 by  
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Multiple experts have reported that the 2014 Chevrolet Corvette C7 Stingray could come with in a series of different trim options, making this model even more desirable.

The Stingray coupe could come in two different flavors, the 1YX07 and the 1YY07 trims, which have already been distributed to dealerships across the country. The convertible version of this model may not be available yet for some time, according to reports.

Comments on the model’s pricing and specs of different trims haven’t yet been disclosed.

Consumers interested in this new Corvette and its variants can click here to read the full article.

Do Small Cars Deliver When It Comes To Fuel Efficiency?

April 17, 2013 by  
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Multiple news agencies have been covering that cars are being engineered to be more fuel efficient than before. Contrary to what most may believe, popular midsize and compact models may not be the most fuel-efficient cars available today. Recent studies have indicated that midsize sedans have demonstrated to be able to get better or at least the same mileage than small vehicles that are non-hybrid.

Some specialists decided to test some small vehicles to learn if they live up to the expectations and deliver when it comes to the mpg estimates.

Five-passenger cars that were tested by experts include the Toyota Yaris, the Honda Accord, Nissan Altima and Mazda 6. According to experts, the Toyota Yaris was capable of getting 32 mpg overall in recent tests, which is slightly better than the other three vehicles tested. The Honda Accord delivered 30 mpg overall, while the Nissan Altima delivered 31 mpg approximately. The Mazda6 model tested got 32 mpg overall.

Small sedans have also been tested. The new Mazda3 and Toyota Corolla, which are both the most frugal models tested got the same mileage as the Yaris, 32 mpg. The new Ford Focus got about 31, but only when experts tested the model equipped with the special fuel economy package.

All other small sedans tested got between 26 and 29 mpg.

Multiple manufacturers offer midsize sedans with packages that provide better fuel efficiency, but too often, the packages are only available for a good sum that would defeat the purpose since the driver is spending with the car what he or she would be spending on gas. Some drivers do not have the money to pay for a more efficient vehicle.

Vehicles like the Passat TDI diesel and the Ford C-Max are able to deliver 37 mpg, which is more than any small sedan or even compact hatchback would get close to deliver. While investigating the features that make some vehicles more efficient than others, experts noted that aerodynamics could be a major factor. Longer sedans are capable of giving more room for air to flow, increasing agility and making the vehicle drive better on the highway.

Another factor is the fact automakers usually charge more for larger, more well-equipped vehicles, giving them features and innovated technologies that would improve the car’s fuel injection and make them much more fuel efficient than smaller cars with a simpler structure.

For the full article, the tests experts have performed and more on fuel efficiency, click here.

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