Tag: All-Wheel Drive

Audi attains considerable weight saving in TT ultra quattro concept to be debuted at Worthersee Show

Audi engineers have made smart blend of materials and technology to bring considerable weight saving in its latest TT ultra quattro concept to prepare it for its debut at the upcoming Worthersee show. The new TT 2.0 TFSI Coupe Concept has dropped an incredible 300 kg and gained around 310 PS power upgrade. The show car combines its potent petrol engine with its four-wheel-drive system to hit 0-62 mph in 4.2 seconds and a top speed of over 173 mph while weighing just 1,111 kg. There’s also a 2.0-litre turbo that produces 305 bhp, with modifications to the crankcase, the crankshaft, the balancer shafts, the flywheel, the sump, the bolts and certain ancillary units that further helps to reduce the unit’s weight by 25 kilograms.

TT Ultra’s body structure had dropped off another 43 kg with the help of optimised detachable body parts. Besides it, the use of carbon-fibre reinforced polymer



Škoda showcased Octavia Combi and Octavia sedan with innovation and simply clever solutions at Geneva

Škoda’s technical innovations and simply clever solutions, in the new Skoda Octavia Combi and Octavia sedan, are all showcased at the 83rd Auto Salon of Geneva International Motor Show 2013. ŠKODA Octavia with new design, more efficient technology and comfortable driving experience with ‘Simply Clever solutions’ by combining more standard and optional features with SKODA-typical price-value ratio. The Green based version of the new Octavia  has 1.6 Litre TDI Engine with a horsepower of 109[i.e. 81 kilo-Watts] that achieves CO2 emissions of only 89 grams/kilometer.

It has claimed that it has a fuel efficiency of 69 miles/gallon[i.e. 3.4 liters of diesel/100 km]. Cutting-edge TSI technology has been embedded in all Four petrol engines. Four modern TDI common-rail diesel engines are available. It is 102 kg lighter than the second generation. Skoda Models Live From 2013 Geneva Motor Show 02 The Sedan has unique fusion with mid-sized car at a much affordable price tag. Octavia offering internal space almost found only in higher classes.



Mercedes-Benz A 45 AMG the true AMG DNA is premiered at Geneva Motor Show

The dynamic DNA of AMG, in the new Mercedes-Benz A 45 AMG, is introduced few days back when nobody thought that the Hatchback has bigger wings of power, performance and comfort. And to give the live appearance to the world, the Geneva International Motor Show is the best premiere occasion for the new A 45 AMG, where it is right now showcased as A 45 AMG Edition 1. Engine Configuration and Performance : Mercedes-Benz has developed hand-built all-new high performance AMG 4-cylinder 2.0 Litre turbo Engine, is superior in its segment in terms of power and performance, and can sprint better than many sports car in the world.

The A 45 AMG engine is capable of generating a magnificent output of 360 hp[i.e. 265 kilo-Watts] and a torque of up-to 450 Newton Meters, which is practically in the turbo-charged 4-cylinder engine, is the world’s best in the hatchback segment. The  AMG 4-cylinder 2.0 Litre turbo Engine belongs to the super-performance BlueDIRECT family featuring spray-guided direct petrol injection via piezo injectors centrally located



Audi showcased 3rd generation dynamic beauty of RS 6 Avant at Geneva Motor Show

Audi showcased the 3rd generation RS 6 Avant, whose presence can be felt from its dynamic beauty at the ongoing Geneva International Motor Show 2013, in Switzerland. The pioneering performance of Audi RS 6 Avant, can be easily estimated from its overall specification stats which says that it can sprint from 0 to 100 km/h (62.14 mph) in just 3.9 seconds, with a top speed is 305 km/h (189.52 mph). The 4.0 TFSI V8 engine develops 412 kW (560 hp), the combined fuel consumption up to 28.8 miles/gallon. It’s the work of quattro GmbH, a subsidiary of AUDI AG, which makes sure that RS 6 Avant always delivers an undisputed sporty performance.

It will be available to order in spring priced at approximately £77,000 OTR – first deliveries from the summer. The decreased size of 4.0 TFSI Engine gave way to develop Audi RS 6 with a peak output of 412 kW (560 hp) at 5,700 and 6,700 RPM,



Bentley’s luxury performance with new Flying Spur premiered at Geneva Motor Show

Bentley’s new luxury performance sedan of the current season – the new Flying Spur – is live premiered at the Geneva International Motor Show, in Switzerland. The new Flying Spur is loaded with most powerful 12-cylinder twin turbo 6.0 Litre Engine with 48-valve, making it the fastest Bentley 4-door sedan. The W12 engine is capable of generating an output of 616 hp[625 PS] at 6,000 rpm, while a never-give torque of 580 pound feet[800 Nm] at just 2,000 rpm which are the enhancement by the new optimising system which has improved the torque management, turbocharger control, driveability and greater low speed responsiveness. Mated with the W12 is the advanced 8-speed, quick-shift automatic transmission from ZF.

The new Flying Spur can sprint from 0 to 60 miles/hour in just 4.3 seconds  with a  top speed of 322 km/hour[200 miles/hour]. The exterior elegance created by sharp lines, rear and attractive curved surfaces, is combined with the aggression of low



Kia Provo Concept of Hybird with dynamic looks and smart technology unveiled at 83rd Salon International De l’Auto in Geneva

Kia’s presents dynamic and smart Provo Hybrid concept, in which the advanced technology mated with the masculine design of a couple-like hatchback, prevailing in the Kia’s future B-segment cars, is finally going to unveil with its debut at the 83rd Salon International De l’Auto in Geneva 2013. The Kia’s stylish Provo hatchback concept has a smart hybrid system which combines, a 4-cylinder turbo-charged 1.6-Litre Gasoline Direct Injection[GDI] Engine which is capable of generating an output of 204 PS[201.2 horsepower or 150 kilowatt], with the smart regenerative electric motors which is alone capable of delivering an output of 45 PS[44.4 hp or 33.1 kilowatt] and has a technically smart 4WD-Hybrid system, designed to produce an extra power to the rear wheels when needed and also permit low-speed electric-alone motion.

The power is transmitted via Kia’s first time introduced 7-speed DCT transmission, bringing a complete the technology package. KIA Provo Concept Of Hybird Car With Dynamic Looks And



MINI John Cooper Works Countryman Dakar Winner 2013 special-edition model

By winning one of the world’s toughest rally, Dakar Rally 2013, continuously for the second time, the legendary triumph of MINI John Cooper Works Countryman ALL4 team of Stéphane Peterhansel and Jean-Paul Cottret, is celebrated not only in terms of title and trophy but also, MINI and John Cooper have unveiled a special-limited-edition model as MINI John Cooper Works Countryman Dakar Winner 2013. The limited edition model is devoted to the winning spirit of the Dakar Rally and only 11 models of the car will be manufactured which depicts the 11 sensational victory of Stéphane Peterhansel.

The MINI John Cooper Works Countryman Dakar Winner 2013 model, has an impressive design theme and equipment strongly previewing the race victory performance of the Dakar Rally 2013. To provide the same racing experience, for the first time, the MINI John Cooper Works Countryman has offered the race based powertrain and chassis technology under the hood of the limited edition model. The racing performance is powered by



Land Rover’s new Defender research EV set to unveil at Geneva Motor Show 2013

Land Rover will bring British advanced engineering technology by unveiling seven new All-Terrain Electric Defender research vehicles at the upcoming Geneva International Motor Show starting from March 5th, 2013. The best off-road capabilities with zero-emission, is a result of an innovative research implemented in the new Electric Defender models. Here the new electric 110 Defender model, is equipped with a electric system consists of an electric motor combined with a 300-volt lithium-ion battery which capable of delivering a driving range of more than 50 miles.

In the system, the electric motor is capable of generating an output of 94 horsepower[70 kilo-Watts] and a top torque of 330 Newton-meter, while the battery has a capacity of 27 kilowatt-hour which can be full-charged by a fast charger of 7kW in 4 hours or with a portable charger of 3kW in 10 hours. Keeping the Defernder‘s All-Wheel Drive System and differential lock, the Electric Defenders are now have



Bentley Flying Spur the new luxury performance sedan gets officially unveiled

Famous for its unmatched combination of luxury, performance and drivability, the British Automaker Bentley Motors has just unveiled more to its blend in the form of new luxury performance sedan with the unveil of its new Flying Spur. The first live presence of the interior luxury with the elegance of craftsmanship, beauty of the exterior design and highest level of technology, will be internationally premiered at the 83rd auto exhibit of Geneva Motor Show on March, 5th 2013. Interior luxury with hand-craft elements : Introducing 600 new parts to adding more to the interior luxury, which includes the matchless Infotainment System perfectly combined with the brands traditional hand-crafted elements and impressive design.

The new Flying Spur is offered in 4 and 5-seat configuration, in which the front and rear seats trimmed are in natural premium quality leather. The 12 different colours are offered in the seats featuring more softness with durability. The more comfortableness seats are created with 14-way adjustment



Škoda unveils new Octavia Combi by confirming its world debut at Geneva Motor Show 2013

Škoda has officially confirmed that the new Skoda Octavia Combi will make its world debut at the most prestigious Auto Exhibit – the Geneva Motor Show starting from March 5th, 2013. The new 3rd generation Octavia Combi has a distinctive class of its own with features likes elegant design, good fuel efficiency, ample space, more functionality, smart safety and comfort systems, the Skoda’s Simply Clever ideas with mid-class features at the compact-combi prices. The other to get world premiere at the Geneva Motor Show is the Škoda Octavia Combi 4×4 which features a newly-built All-Wheel Drive with 5th-generation Haldex clutch.

The new Skoda Octavia Combi is loaded with a newly built engine of 3rd generation which is optimized to 17% more economical than the previous generation model. Here the offered engines contains 4 petrol and 4 diesel engines in which the GreenLine Version are highly efficient with fuel economy of 29.41 km/liter[i.e.



Mercedes-Benz unveils dynamic A 45 AMG – a true compact AMG with high power and performance

Mercedes-Benz has just unveiled the A 45 AMG, a new compact sports car inspiration in the segment of Mercedes A-Class, featuring the world’s most dynamic characteristics in terms of power, performance and driving dynamics. The A 45 AMG will have its international premiere at the 2013 Geneva Motor Show starting from March 5th, 2013. Engine Configuration and Performance : Mercedes-Benz has developed hand-built all-new high performance AMG 4-cylinder 2.0 Litre turbo Engine, is superior in its segment in terms of power and performance, and can sprint better than many sports car in the world.

The AMG 45 engine is capable of generating a magnificent output of 360 hp[i.e. 265 kilo-Watts] and a torque of up-to 450 Newton Meters, which is practically in the turbo-charged 4-cylinder engine, is the world’s best in the hatchback segment. The  AMG 4-cylinder 2.0 Litre turbo Engine belongs to the super-performance BlueDIRECT family featuring spray-guided direct petrol injection via piezo injectors centrally located in the four combustion chambers. Mercedes Benz A 45



Audi new S3 Sportback with class-leading performance and driving dynamics

Audi presents the new S3 Sportback, the perfect combination of engineering and technology, delivering class-leading performance and great driving dynamics. The new Audi S3 Sportsback with 5 doors is equipped with turbocharged 4-Cylinder 2.0 Litre TFSI Engine, which has an incredible power to generate a horsepower of 300[221 kilo-Watts] and a best torque of 380 Nm[280.27 lb-ft] which is continuously available between 1,800 to 5,500 rpm. The new S3 Sportsback is available with the remarkable quattro permanent All-Wheel Drive with redesigned multi-plate clutch, which keeps the enhanced acceleration of high-line S3 while sprinting through the corner, specially tackle the extreme conditions of the road like rain or snow.

With the advanced technology of dual-clutch transmission mounted on the steering wheel, provides a choice of automatic D and S modes with manual mode. This advanced transmission mode of selection assist the driver to get sportier performance on lower gears, while delivers best fuel economy figures on tall 6th gear. In the



Kia displayed CUV luxury in hybrid concept of Cross GT at 2013 Chicago Auto Show

At the famous Chicago Auto Show, Kia on February, 7th 2013, at the press view, has unveiled an impressive full-sized Crossover Utility Vehicle[CUV] – the KIA Cross GT Concept – packed with luxury and efficient hybrid power, to strongly capture a segment greater than offered by today’s Kia Sorento. In the powertrain, the Cross GT  equipped with state-of-the-art 3.8 Liter V6 hybrid Engine with technology of 8-speed automatic and torque-vectoring All-Wheel drive,  the V6 based Kia’s parallel hybrid system, is an optimized system in which a nicely packed electric motor with pancake-shaped  is sandwiched between the V6 and transmission.

The whole system comprised of V6 and electric motor is quite able to generate a big horsepower of 400 and best torque of 500 lb.-ft., giving best all-electric range of 20-miles, making the Cross GT a class-leader in fuel economy and fuel efficiency. The CUV Cross GT has elegance created by the very presence of advanced technology and equipment



2014 Audi A8 L TDI fuel mileage and price announced by Audi in America

The Audi of America has just announced the prices and fuel mileage figures for the their most sophisticated sedan in TDI model – the 2014 Audi A8 L TDI clean diesel in Herndon, Virginia[U.S.]. The Audi A8 is known for its bench mark in the segment of luxury sedan by equipping the latest technology, impressive interior with eye-catching exterior design & best efficiency, and now dynamically growing the A8 segment by introducing TDI sedan in the form of 2014 Audi A8 L TDI, which is loaded with new 3.0 Litre TDI clean diesel Engine.

The Audi A8 L TDI clean diesel price is starts from a base price of $82,500, which with All-Wheel Drive quattro technology provides extra power and best efficiency in fuel mileage with EPA estimated 24(city)/ 36(highway)/ 28(city+highway), and delivering a horsepower of 240 and a torque of 406 lb.-ft., to make it sprint from 0 to 60 miles/hour in 6.4 seconds.



Volkswagen officially reveals new Golf 4MOTION with All-Wheel Drive

Volkswagen has just revealed the 4MOTION refined All-Wheel drive technology in the new Volkswagen Golf range, making the Golf range to have more power and enhanced driving dynamics for all condition and situation. The All-Wheel Drive technology is a permanent Four-Wheel Drive feature, with refined 5th-generation Haldex coupling, which makes the new Golf 4MOTION to have more power in extreme condition like gravel, dirt or snow road regions and on the other hand, makes it more fuel efficient as compared to the normal Golf model and with more driving dynamics to give safe and comfortable drive with the smart technology of 4MOTION drive which is 1.4 kg lighter than the previous system, very fast with precise response and needs no pressure accumulator.

Engine & Performance :  For Europe specific models of new Golf 4MOTION, there are 3 range of specification – the Trendline Varinat, the Comfortline Variant , the  Highline Variant, which are equipped with 2



Nissan launches Juke Nismo in Europe

Nissan launches the compact high performance Crossover – Juke Nismo – in Europe, featuring the inspired Motorsport DNA with racing inspired design, enhanced driving dynamics and performance. The new Nissan Juke Nismo is powered by a revised and advanced Nissan’s 4-cylinder DIG-T[Direct Injection Gasoline Turbocharged] 1.6 Litre petrol engine which can generate a horsepower from 187.4[190 PS or 140 kilo-Watts] to 197.3[200 PS or 147 kilo-Watts] and a torque in range from 240 Nm to 250 Nm .

In the performance part, the Two-Wheel Drive 6-Speed Juke Nismo with manual transmission can sprint from 0 to 100 km/hour[0 to 62 miles/hour] in 7.8 seconds with a top speed of 215 km/hour[134 miles/hour] and a combined[city+highway] fuel efficiency of 14.49 km/liter [40.9 miles/gallon], while a CO2 emission of 159 grams/kilometer. On the other hand, the Juke Nismo Four-Wheel Drive with continuously variable transmission, can sprint from 0 to 100 km/hour[0 to 62 miles/hour] in 8.2 seconds with



New 2013 Chrysler 300 Glacier at sale now

It is meant to sprint through the city and escape away from snow covered surface, in-fact in all weather conditions, the new 2013 Chrysler 300 Glacier edition has more than what you need from a good sedan. It has distinctive design, class-leading performance and technology with all-weather condition ability to cut and make way through area of Snowbelt States. The 2013 Chrysler 300 Glacier is now available at dealerships, with a MSRP  of $36,845  which exclude the destination charges of $995 .

In the engine configuration, 2013 Chrysler 300 Glacier is equipped with a 3.6 Litre Pentastar V6 Engine with advanced All-Wheel Drive[AWD] technology, which gives best driving performance  efficiency and best traction control in every condition. The 8-speed automatic transmission with new cold-air induction system and sport-tuned exhaust system, is capable of generating a horsepower of 300 while a best fuel efficiency of 27 miles/gallon in highway and 18 miles/gallon in city. In the other hand, for those demands more



2014 Audi RS 7 Sportback – premiered at Detroit NAIAS 2013

At the North American International Auto Show[NAIAS] 2013 in Detroit, 2014 Audi RS 7 has celebrated its debut with its sporty elegance, exclusive design and advance technology. The new RS 7 Sportback is a 5-door coupe featuring the innovative efficiency, dynamic power and great performance technology. In the engine configuration, it has the twin-turbo V8 4.0 Litre engine[TFSI], which quite capable of generating a horsepower of 560[i.e. 412 kilo-Watts] from 5,700 to 6,700 RPM and a torque of 553.17 lb.-ft[i.e.

750 Nm] from 1,750 to 5,500 RPM. The new RS 7 with the performance booster standard 8-speed tiptronic gear system, it can accelerate 0 to 100 km/hour[i.e. 0 to 62.14 miles/hour] in mere 3.9 seconds with a limited top speed standard configuration to 250 km/hour[i.e. 155.34 miles/hour] and with an optional dynamic and dynamic plus features configuration  it can easily sprint to a top speed of 280 km/hour[173.98 miles/hour] and 305 km/hour[i.e. 189.52



Acura NSX Concept – a sexy hybrid supercar revealed at Detroit 2013

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n the second press preview day, Acura has revealed their sexy hybrid supercar with next-generation design and premium style in exterior as well as in the interior with its hybrid – NSX Concept - in the Detroit Auto Show[NAIAS] 2013. The dynamic clean presence with new premium interiors, advance technology and class-leading performance is all will make the sexy sports car really competitive in the segment of supercars. On this successful premiere, the vice president of national marketing operations, Mike Accavitti has expressed his view by saying that – “We’re making great progress in delivering on the expectations we created a year ago, with advanced technology that will bring new levels of performance and a unique, dynamic experience to the exotic sports car market.” With the theme of ‘Human Support Cockpit‘, Acura claims to have delivered a super sense of friendly interaction between man and machine by its exclusive driving position, enhance visibility



Range Rover Evoque Sicilian Yellow Limited Edition revealed

The inspiration of 2013 Evoque Dynamic Plus is incorporated in the new Range Rover Evoque Sicilian Yellow Limited Edition – is all set for its debut at the Brussels Motor Show on January, 10th and will begin the sale from May 2013.  It carries the dynamic DNA of Evoque plus with the most attractive two color  two combination : (1) one is new Sicilian Yellow body colour with Santorini Black contrast roof , (2) second is Santorini Black body colour with Sicilian Yellow and to make it more expressive, both color combination have contrast roof and door mirrors and in the dynamic interior, it has contrast finishing of yellow color in the central storage area,  door trims, stitching on seats, fascia mid-section and anodised yellow horizontal finisher.

The Evoque is equipped with engine with diesel and petrol options. The lighter and efficient diesel 2.2 Litre engine is available as TD4 and SD4 All-Wheel Drive, with 6-speed manul or automatic transmission from