2014 Kia Sportage 2.0 CRDi VGT Luxury Performance

Once again, we have prepared a little test. This time it is about 2014 Kia Sportage 2.0 CRDi VGT Luxury. Potential customers and fans of the vehicles will certainly be able to leash in this article because they will be interested in details regarding this vehicle. The most attractive Kia’s model entered the fourth year of market life, and it was time for beauty treatments. Rejuvenated facial features, with discreet flirting with premium class, the new Sportage are still preferred among customers in the SUV segment.

2014 Kia Sportage 2.0 CRDi VGT Luxury side

2014 Kia Sportage 2.0 CRDi VGT Luxury Exterior Design

Another testament to the popularity of this model is that it is on the Serbian market, which constantly decreased, increased sales of this model and, together with the fraternal Hyundai iX35 holds over half of the market in the SUV-C segment 53%. Following the new trends, it is time for rejuvenation. Facelift can be very risky game because it is not uncommon that designers play it a little, and that in order to highlight any price change ruin a car.

This flaw had some very well-known manufacturers. However, in Kiji opted for a little more conservative approach, it would be the Volkswagen style. As far as the exterior of the largest newspapers are new taillights that are more modern, and more expensive versions with LED technology have a 3D look, a bit like the solutions that we saw at Volkswagen and BMW.

2014 Kia Sportage 2.0 CRDi VGT Luxury main

When the new Sportage Rear view on acting aggressively and fresher which is the main goal.
Next was changed mask, or grille which now has a different structure that befits the higher segment cars. There is a discreet antenna as a shark fin and new design alloy wheels of 16, 17 and 18 inches.

2014 Kia Sportage 2.0 CRDi VGT Luxury central closter

2014 Kia Sportage 2.0 CRDi VGT Luxury Interior

In the interior, the designers have based mostly on creating a more pleasant environment to run. Much has been done to reduce the noise in the cabin. Suspension systems are thoroughly processed to reduce noise from the substrate.

Windshield is new with extra sound insulation to reduce wind noise. Changes suffered by the system to open the panoramic glass roof, so the overall feeling pretty good. Yet all is not ideal. On the test specimen, which is the most luxurious version of Sportage models offered by us, are superimposed tires of 18 inches.

2014 Kia Sportage 2.0 CRDi VGT Luxury interior

Yes, they look very attractive, but the question is how much are practical for daily use by our proverbial good roads. In Germany probably would not have cared much about it, but after a few kilometers of the domestic holes and patches immediately, we concluded that seventeen a much better choice.

2015 Toyota Yaris seats

2014 Kia Sportage 2.0 CRDi VGT Luxury Engine

Impression of the ride is pretty good. The engine of 184 horsepower has enough reserve “horse” to always feel safe when you go to a maneuver. The change gears executed almost instantaneously and without jerks who can be a little uncomfortable for passengers. It seems to us that compared to predecessor cultivate and kinder to the environment. However, we noticed that knows a little bit to get second thoughts before shifting. It is a fraction of a second and this is most drivers will not even notice the ride.

Consumption of the test in a strictly city driving we were moving a little under ten liters which is slightly more than the declared plant but is in the range expected.

2014 Kia Sportage 2.0 CRDi VGT Luxury engine

2014 Kia Sportage 2.0 CRDi VGT Luxury Price

The base model, the 1.6 GDI petrol engine with 135 hp, is available at action price of $23 409.5139, while the luxury version that we drove to the test with the largest share of the equipment costs price $44 245.2069.

2014 Bentley EXP 9F Concept

If you were to go back to step back and remind ourselves that it is a new model came out to choose this time 2014 Bentley EXP 9F. This vehicle is in its appearance and its possibilities truly provides more than enough. At the same time there is a bit of a luxury, refined and sporty design. The interior is of the highest quality materials.

2014 Bentley EXP 9F rear side
2014 Bentley EXP 9F Exterior

2014 Bentley EXP 9F SUV Design

Production model will follow the lines of the car and it is largely be seen on the concept. The front part is inspired by the Continental model with distinctive headlights and grill and a huge 23 inch rims. Similar lines can be observed in the rear which features a sleek design. In typical Bentley style most exciting interior. Quality is at the highest level, a British car manufacturer has used many materials – chrome do both and everything is covered with the skin of the highest quality. The choice of equipment is long and this concept will have all the equipment available on the market.

2014 Bentley EXP 9F cargo space
2014 Bentley EXP 9F amazing cargo space.

Rumor says that the EXP 9F have off-road capabilities and so will the coming of the SUV in two options – one for those who go down to the asphalt and the other for those who drive off-road and do not want to get dirty expensive materials. There is room inside for four adults, and special equipment to get passengers in the second row of seats to get a special little tv and stand for glasses.

2014 Bentley EXP 9F interior
2014 Bentley EXP 9F interior

Engine and Performance

What they knew in advance regarding this engine is that it will be under the hood V12 engine. Most people believe that it is a turbo diesel although a certain number believed that it will be 6.3L W12 which is a house of Audi A8L it is. This model is able to develop a power of 600 horsepower with a torque of 799 Nm and it all helps 6.0L W12 engine mated to a transmission that has over eight speeds. It’s amazing, is not it. Durheimer also announced improvements in other engines, including the 4.0L twin-turbo V8. Hybrid version is one of the many announcements and if it is realized, and in the true sense of the word, then we will have really a great step forward in this area.

2014 Bentley EXP 9F engine
2014 Bentley EXP 9F engine

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2014 Mazda 6 2.0i 145 Attraction Review

This time we present you the petrol variant of the 2014 Mazda 6 2.0i 145 Attraction, which is the golden mean between us equipment, performance and price. The ideal car for families and for businesses that would do it for the prestige and long trips. First things first and write about some of the features.

2014 Mazda 6 2.0i side
2014 Mazda 6 2.0i side Exterior.

2014 Mazda 6 2.0i 145 – Attraction Design

Although this vehicle is presented before this time, you can get to know the most expensive diesel version. You should now see the behavior of the vehicle while driving with motorrem 2-liter that makes 145 horsepower. Also, we shall see that the equipment is used. When it launched a few years ago to model SUV CX-5, a new design approach was unusual to everyone, and Mazda cars are everywhere drew attention to himself.

Now that things have settled, we can conclude that six captivates with its tune, but that’s the first thing you notice when you see it live its length. Due to good proportions, it is not noticeable in the photos, but the fact remains that it is one of the longest limousine, with the longest wheelbase in the D segment.

Long wheelbase directly affects the space in the cabin. This primarily refers to the area of the knee passengers in the rear. In the back seat comfortably be accommodated and -foot, as befits a true road vehicle.However, it is paradoxical that headroom has no right to spare and to the front passenger seat.

2014 Mazda 6 2.0i rear side
2014 Mazda 6 2.0i rear side.

In fact, directly above the head extends crossbeam if the passenger seat finds remotely higher passenger head toucher ceiling provided that this flaw does not compensate for the inclination of the backrest. What we have noticed when testing the most expensive variant, fortunately remained on the cheaper model.

There’s leather and aluminum decorations , but the car looks very solid, quality and prestige. The design follows the body style, but these are no exaggerated details that are there just to make possessed the observers, albeit briefly.

2014 Mazda 6 2.0i interior
2014 Mazda 6 2.0i interior.

2014 Mazda 6 2.0i 145 – Equipment

The very first of the four grade levels meet the very reputation of the class in which the car is a third, Attraction, which we present contains all the items that have been optimized for maximum comfort.

The test car in standard equipment includes bi-xenon headlights with adaptive tracking curves, and automatic control of long light, warning system for leaving lane, a warning device on a vehicle in the blind spot, front and rear parking sensors, heated seats, cruise control, sensors rain and headlamps, dual-zone automatic climate control, audio system with six speakers and Bluetooth and USB connectivity.

2014 Mazda 6 2.0i engine
2014 Mazda 6 2.0i engine.

Quick bend the element in which the Mazda really dominates. Not only it is able to endure very high lateral forces, but it works very masterfully, giving the driver a lot of confidence.

2014 Mazda 6 2.0i 145 – Engine

The two-liter gasoline engine with 145 horsepower is essential to offer and many will think that it is not enough for such a large sedan. Of course it all depends on your needs and the manner in traffic, but we think that even the weakest engine is more than enough for fast, secure and comfortable ride.

After all, that’s what i witnessed poerformanse. From idle to hundreds limousine needed only 9.5 seconds, and top speed is 206 km / h. However, what is much more important than these dull-looking information is the fact that the engine is very flexible, and are easy and safe overtaking. What surprises us every time when I drive a Mazda with a new generation of petrol engines is the cost.

Average test was 7.5 liters per 100 kilometers. At constant 130 km / h Fuel consumption is 6.7 liters, while in urban use 8.3 gallons of gasoline.

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2014 BMW i3 Coupe Design and Specs

Let us return for a moment in the back and look at the model 2014 BMW i3 Coupe that is in many ways characteristic. The first thing you notice is its appearance and the way the rest of us to explain. Of course, the performance and driving force behind one of the most important things of this model, rather than the design itself.

2014 BMW i3 Coupe side
2014 BMW i3 Coupe left exterior side of vehicle.

BMW i3 Coupe – Design

The audience has already had a chance to see early prototypes, such as i8 coupe and spyder and 2014 BMW i3 Coupe version with five doors.It will be the first production car in the world which will have CO2 emissions of 0 g / km, thanks to the electric motor, the coupe features a slightly lower roof, sport wheels and sports interior. This is only the second in a series of vehicles with i3 label in the near future can be expected with convertible textile and metal roof. Coupe is based on the five-door hatchback, and both cars share a 2,750 mm long chassis and shell Prepared by carbon. However, even with the same chassis, the coupe is 199 mm long, 243 mm narrower and 18 mm lower compared to the hatchback. i3 is also presented and the interior of the production car.

2014 BMW i3 Coupe rear
2014 BMW i3 Coupe – rear side of vehicle.

In typical BMW style, the interior is simple, but very clear and good quality. The design is sporty to a greater extent than is the case with the original concept and provides ample space for the driver and three passengers. Most of the commands of the interior are available through iDrive system, which is located between the front seats.

2014 BMW i3 Coupe interior
2014 BMW i3 Coupe – interior.

2014 BMW i3 Coupe – Engine

2014 BMW i3 Coupe is powered by an electric motor that develops 170 hp and 249 Nm of torque, aa lithium-ion batteries are installed under the rear seat and sends power to the rear wheels. BMW promises that the engine is able to cross the 160 kilometers between charges, and during long journeys the driver can decide on Eco Pro version, which is slightly more economical, but limits the maximum speed of only 85 km / h. Performance of this car is still not revelation, but according to some stories that are circulating the Internet acceleration to 100 km / h should be about eight seconds while the top speed was 149 km / h.

2014 BMW i3 Coupe engine
2014 BMW i3 Coupe – engine.

2014 i3 Coupe – Price

Although the i3 hatchback confirmed for series production, and will appear in certain markets was at 2013 with a starting price of about 35,000 euros ($ 43,000), coupe’s still just a concept, but BMW says that the chances for mass production high. Shortly after the i3, the sale will occur and sporty i8, and in 2016 started selling and i1 and i5.

2014 BMW i3 Coupe LED light
2014 BMW i3 Coupe front Light.

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2014 Audi A3 Limousine 2.0 TDI Review

Each of us loves luxury cars and one of them is the 2014 Audi A3 Limousine 2.0 TDI Limousine who is a real refreshment for potential buyers. Roomy enough for a long trip, yet compact enough for the city and for a very good price for the premium segment, there is a business or family car. We will consider and reflect on their performance and driving force.

2014 Audi A3 Limousine 2.0 TDI rear side
2014 BMW i3 Coupe – rear side of vehicle.

2014 Audi A3 Limousine 2.0 TDI Exterior and Interior Design

Audi has expanded its popular model of the lower middle class, A3, as never before sada.Nakon 3 hatchback and Sportback 5-door, appeared kabiolet the classic sedan with four doors. Everyone expects compare Audi models with cars coming from the factory two other premium producers from Germany. However, in this sub-segment is currently no direct competitors.

Mercedes has made a coupe-sedan CLA, while BMW and there is nothing like that.
Audi A3 sedan is a specific combination of conservative high-tech design, sporty character and high accuracy in the preparation of which was immaculate to the point that you wonder what these people are constructed and assembled this car.

2014 Audi A3 Limousine 2.0 TDI grill
2014 Audi A3 Limousine 2.0 TDI – front grill.

When constructing a limousine is not altered mechanical platform. This means that the engine is mounted transversely, wheelbase has not changed, and the cabin is the same as in the hatchback. However, the overall length of the car is increased by 22 centimeters, which went to the “tail”. Therefore, the increase of the trunk and 60 liters to 425 liters.

The addition of the trunk, the body never lost the elegance, on the contrary. At first glance it is difficult to distinguish the A4 sedan, which is a class higher.The only downside tentatively limo compared to the hatchback is the length of the trunk and a slightly smaller hole. However, we are confident that these limousine nobody will carry bulky items, a family, or a business trip car is almost perfect.

2014 Audi A3 Limousine 2.0 TDI interior
2014 Audi A3 Limousine 2.0 TDI – interior.

About what a premium car stand out from the standard we wrote a lot, and we take this opportunity to keep in the car. The build quality and materials were brought almost to the ideal. At first glance, you realize that someone is really bothered that everything is in place and is ideally integrated, so that your car is in the atmosphere at a high level. As we have come to expect from Audi, the list of standard equipment is more than enough for a comfortable ride, but the long lists of accessories that the car fully customize their needs, expectations and personality.

No radios, CD and sound commands. In fact, there are, but are hidden. Another feature minimalist design is a large central display that automatically retracts the closing of the engine. The front seats can be adjusted in all directions and are quite hard, which is also characteristic house style. In keeping with the sporty character of the car seats are expressed profiled and well kept body in corners. However, even the drivers of medium constitution noticed that the seats are too narrow and slightly tighten the body.

2014 Audi A3 Limousine 2.0 TDI radio
2014 Audi A3 Limousine 2.0 TDI – radio.

Thanks to the adjustable steering wheel height and reach, the driver can not find a suitable position. Audi A3 sedan is one of those cars that at the time of the hang and feel at home. Space in the rear is average. If the front seat does not move until the end, the back quite comfortably can accommodate two adult passengers.

2014 Audi A3 Limousine 2.0 TDI – Equipment

CD is in the glove since the less frequently used , but it is by his side slot for SD cards , which are increasingly popular as a storage medium. If you purchase a version with navigation, the SD card will, besides music , able to read video and photo files. Unfortunately the car we tested had a classic USB port for memory that has become standard in cars. The exact opposite experience when you look back. Rear window is almost unusable due to high backrest, while the external mirrors, although large areas are not ideal. No way we could set them to cover the space behind the car.

2014 Audi A3 Limousine 2.0 TDI cargo space
2014 Audi A3 Limousine 2.0 TDI – cargo space.

Audi has managed to develop a very sophisticated suspension system that absorbs very well and consecutive short and sharp bumps, while at the same time the car has excellent handling.

This background is a big difference compared to the previous generation of Audi’s third. Auto simply called the lively ride like that all the time,tease the driver to detect the limits of adhesion. Steering is precise, and the car changes direction quickly. Cornering speed are above average, thanks to the wide tires. Any exaggeration ESP device easily removed, so that the Audi is very easy and safe to drive fast.

2014 Audi A3 Limousine 2.0 TDI hloster
2014 Audi A3 Limousine 2.0 TDI inside.

2014 Audi A3 Limousine 2.0 TDI – Engine

Audi Drive Select system allows the driver to select whether the engine will have a sharp response to throttle control with maximum performance, or the economy as a priority.Dynamic mode will reveal how much of the 2.0 TDI 150 horsepower can be sophisticated aggressive. Turbo hole does not feel the engine is so flexible that the current draw of a whopping 800 rpm.

It is so powerful with a wide range in what is available, not only the maximum torque but power – 150 horses is already available at 3,500 r/min with an unusual flat power curve! If we had not looked at the paper thought that this is the strongest variant of this engine that will emerge.

2014 Audi A3 Limousine 2.0 TDI
2014 Audi A3 Limousine 2.0 TDI – engine of vehicle.

Audi A3 Limousine – Price

Finally a few words about the price. Basic gasoline, 1.4-liter TFSI with 125 horsepower, costs of 22,025 euros, while the price of the test of the Audi 2.0 TDI Attraction, no additional equipment is 28 045 euros.

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2014 Volvo V40 D4 AT Summum Performance

This time we will share with you our secrets regarding 2014 Volvo V40 D4 AT Summum, or what is on the road. Security systems are what is typical of Volvo even if we include the basic version. But of performance are put on the back burner.

2014 Volvo V40 D4 AT Summum side
2014 Volvo V40 D4 AT Summum – exterior of left side.

2014 Volvo V40 D4 AT Summum Design

Although the least, this is the latest model in the range of the Swedish manufacturer. According to some, the most beautiful. And really, when it appeared 2012 attracted the attention of car lovers. It was founded on a modified Ford’s ” C1″ mechanical platform which it shares with the Focus. However, the V40 has a number of the changed components so that one can not say that it was just repacked Focus. As a other Volvo models V40 stands out for its rich equipment and luxury. Although it belongs to the C segment, or the lower middle class, this is a true Volvo in every respect.

Of course, at the first meeting with the dominant impression left by car the famous Swedish design.
Typically, reduced and simple and most importantly, gives the impression of a unique and expensive cars. This is essential in today’s world of premium cars where customers want to be different with the emphasis on exclusivity.

2014 Volvo V40 D4 AT Summum rear
2014 Volvo V40 D4 AT Summum – cargo space of vehicle.

Volvo is different from the others in that it somehow emphasizes the art form of their models. In addition, the business is suffering. Interestingly, the storage compartments in the Glance hidden, like a large compartment behind the center console. Seen from the front, did not see it, so it took a while to notice it at all.

That’s not so bad considering that thus protecting privacy. For example, if you forget your cell phone at that point, you do not have to worry about thieves will notice. Ergonomics is Volvo’s another story. Who has not encountered these cars will have to get accustomed to the button layout as the switch rear window wiper, and a travel computer.

2014 Volvo V40 D4 AT Summum steering wheel
2014 Volvo V40 D4 AT Summum – steering wheel.

Once you get used to it, actually used a completely intuitive and effortless. Of course, the driving position is superbly designed, including anatomical seats upholstered in leather. The more expensive versions are equipped with ambient lighting that was found application even on transparent the shift knob.

2014 Volvo V40 D4 AT Summum  – Safety

However, security is something that makes Volvo more than recognizable. Thus, in the case of the V40 – even in base trim auto abundant systems for passive and active safety. For example, City Safety device was designed with the help of radar sensor detects an obstacle on the path and automatically stops the vehicle if the driver does not react. This system works up to speeds of 50 km / h with V40 is available in the cheapest trim level, while the majority of manufacturers can not be charge. If, however, by any chance happen to pedestrian trips in front of the car, the protection will give him a special airbag built into the hood.

2014 Volvo V40 D4 AT Summum interior
2014 Volvo V40 D4 AT Summum interior.

Volvo V40 D4 AT Summum – Engine and Performance

First of all, under the hood is the most powerful version of the two-liter diesel engine. It has to Volvo engine with five cylinders produced in versions with 150 horsepower and 177 horsepower.

The maximum force developed in all 3500 r / min, and high revs are not a problem because the red area starts at 5000 r / min. Another remarkable fact is the maximum torque of 400 Nm. The reaction to the throttle control is a current six-speed automatic is very intelligent. We were not able to get him in a situation that he got confused in the sense that a delay in response.

Without thinking immediately respond to all tasks, including “Kick-Down” function, or press throttle to the floor. By the way, a great help is an extremely powerful and flexible engine, so that it often happens that the sudden acceleration command does not change the level below, but simply speed and with a very low speed.

2014 Volvo V40 D4 AT Summum
2014 Volvo V40 D4 AT Summum

2014 Volvo V40 D4 AT Summum Price

Superior design, quality sound system, xenon that follow the curve with automatic high beam, automatic braking when it reaches an obstacle, adaptive cruise control that slows down and speeds of the vehicle in front, warning of the potential impact, vibration on the steering wheel as a warning for leaving the lane, control acute angle, only a few of the details that can boast Volvo V40.

With all this going and adequate price equal to $32.524912 for the base version with the 1.6 petrol engine with 120 horsepower. Diesel versions start at $33 234.348 and the most powerful diesel engine with the best equipment package and automatic transmission will cost ten thousand more.

Price of the 2014 Volvo V40 D4 AT Summum, without any accessories is a test specimen, is $47 000.135.

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2014 Lexus LS600h Price and Performance

We are talking about a truly special model, especially as it comes to the Hybrid. It’s really about the 2014 Lexus LS600h, which really compared to some predecessors, their competitors and those who do not have a lot of advantages. We mainly focus on the driving force, and the cost of performance.

2014 Lexus LS600h side
2014 Lexus LS600h exterior right side.

2014 Lexus LS600h Performance

Unlike competitors with prices of over $ 100,000 as well as the V12 model Mercedes S- Class and BMW 7- Series , Lexus does not want to be the driver and passengers worry about what happens outside the car and enjoy the ride at all points . Maybe that’s why LS600h is one of the quietest automobiles ever made a feature that has graced the Japanese giant in its entire history. However, the question is where exactly LS600h belongs. This car certainly does not have the strength to fight with the German V12, but although it has a lower power again is not so significant that the buyer paid the extra cost of the hybrid.

2014 Lexus LS600h steering wheel
2014 Lexus LS600h steering wheel.

Since it is a hybrid LS600h powered by two engines, gasoline 5.0L V8 with 389 hp and 521 Nm of torque plus two electric motors which maximum power jumps to 438 horsepower. Power is transferred to all four wheels via a CVT gearbox while acceleration to 100 km / h 5.8 seconds. These are certainly weaker numbers for a full second from the BMW 750Li and the 760Li and LS600h can not boast of the test brake which also lags behind the German rivals. Compared with ordinary ls460l AWD , which costs $ 74,000, the hybrid is necessary to set aside even $ 112,000.

2014 Lexus LS600h interior
2014 Lexus LS600h interior.

2014 Lexus LS600h Engine

And when a customer spends six figures for a car expectations are that the car offers a lot, but unfortunately this is not the case with the LS600h. Thanked to the batteries, which are located behind the rear seats , the trunk space is very small for a car of such dimensions, and a family of four is not enough space for three bags when embarking on a vacation . Even LS600h features for which there is, such as consumption , are not very impressive . Combined fuel consumption of hybrids is 11.7 liters per 100 kilometers or less everything liter of ordinary ls460l rear- wheel drive. For comparison, the V12 version of the S- Class and 7- Series , on average, spend less than four liters more.

2014 Lexus LS600h engine
2014 Lexus LS600h engine.

A positive feature of the Lexus lies in the fact that, unlike Germany’s V12 rivals, do not pay high taxes for consumption. Lexus also going to benefit as much LS600h of the car , especially when the electric motor alone for. At low speeds LS600h powered by the electric motor , which the driver does not have the feeling that the car is running at all. The interior gets all the credit and provides all that is expected of a car with a price tag of six figures. Not only is the quality of the already quite high , and equipment envy and easy to use, unlike the system in the BMW iDrive.

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2014 Alfa Romeo Giulietta Quadrifoglio Verde Specs

On this day, we headed to the rhythm of Alfa Romeo and we here give a copy of the 2014 Alfa Romeo Giulietta Quadrifoglio Verde. We will guide you through an interesting content information on this vehicle. Or you will become familiar with some of the characteristics.

2014 Alfa Romeo Giulietta Quadrifoglio Verde rear side
2014 Alfa Romeo Giulietta Quadrifoglio Verde rear exterior side.

2014 Alfa Romeo Giulietta Quadrifoglio Verde Review

For the first time in a long time sales to fall to less than 100,000 copies, while the debut of the North American market again postponed , now to the beginning of 2015. I am the owner of the company, Fiat, there is no clear plans. Italian carmaker wants to increase sales by three times over the next five years , but no one is sure how. The company currently has two products plus another more expensive model in the announcement, 4C and it is unlikely that such a line could bring desirable results. Depending on when asked Fiat for detailed plans for Alfa Romeo, you’ll get different answers. By some accounts the company’s future lies with small and cost-effective premium vehicles with front-wheel drive , which shares a platform with the other models of the Fiat, Chrysler and Lancia,the other stories of the future can still bring greater RWD vehicles.

2014 Alfa Romeo Giulietta Quadrifoglio Verde interior
2014 Alfa Romeo Giulietta Quadrifoglio Verde interior.

2014 Alfa Romeo Giulietta Quadrifoglio Verde – Engine

However, the situation has slightly improved the previous months when Fiat finally bought the remaining shares of Chrysler, and the expectation that the Italians have the necessary finances for future Alpha models. In any case, while the audience is waiting for one or the other vehicles, Alfa Romeo at Geneva Motor Show unveiled the most powerful version of the Giulietta Quadrifoglio Verde , which carries the tag. This special model has a new 1.7L turbo engine from the 4C model , which develops 237 horsepower and acceleration from zero to 100 km / h takes just 6.6 seconds . Lightweight aluminum engine develops maximum power at 6,000 rpm , while as many as 80 % of the 349 Nm of torque available at just 1,800 RPM . As before , power is transferred to the front wheels via a six-speed dual -clutch automatic transmission , which is also taken from 4C. Quadrifoglio Verde is the replacement for the current model Cloverleaf , which also offers a 1.7L turbo engine , but it is significantly more difficult and less efficient and will be retiring in the summer sales. Alfa Romeo sees Ford Focus ST and Volkswagen Golf GTI as the main rivals , and is similar in style and improve their representatives.

2014 Alfa Romeo Giulietta Quadrifoglio Verde side
2014 Alfa Romeo Giulietta Quadrifoglio Verde exterior right side.

2014 Alfa Romeo Giulietta Quadrifoglio Verde is different from the rest of the Giulietta offers the aggressive bumpers, twin exhaust pipes and 18-inch rims, while the interior received sport seats and more standard and optional equipment. In Geneva Alfa Romeo MiTo model and presented in an identical version of the 1.4L turbo engine and 168 horsepower, and the Italian giant also announced it will debut in the U.S. market later this year with 4C. How many of the great promises of a truth show time, but Alfie is desperate for success to leave him alive.

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2014 BMW X6 M Specs and Performance

BMW ‘s offer of 2014 BMW X6 M models expanded to vehicles with an X mark and editorial Top Speed ​​magazine was able to thoroughly test the X6 M , with the engine of 555 horsepower and the M Performance package of accessories that this model gives highlighted the level of personalization . Popular letter M offers a BMW for four decades a symbol of power, prestige and sports performance. So far I have had the opportunity to test a number of BMW ‘s M models , and with some I met in detail because I have privately owned , and it’s a true one – regardless of class , have always been concerned cars designed for the true lovers of speed and experienced drivers.

2014 BMW X6 M rear side
2014 BMW X6 M rear side concept exterior.

2014 BMW X6 M Test Drive

Unlike some other sports car manufacturers of premium car models with M symbol are always coming out from the factory as they were ready to drive on the race track , maybe just with a few changes. Balance, power transmission, rear traction position to control all the elements that were in the BMW has been brought to perfection.

I know it sounds a bit unnatural, but I also know that me BMW has recently had never disappoints some move. I also know that the cross mark X and M is completely justified market trends , because for years many home -tuner very nice living from the sale of refined models X6 or X5, with more horsepower and bigger wheels than BMW can offer . So why not make himself something BMW has included in its range ? How it all turns out, I tried to find out by testing the latest X6 M.

If you want to travel from point A to point B , while still not be noticed , especially when it comes to city driving , the BMW X6 M is definitely not the right choice for you . It is a car that even the most basic version, driving some diesel engine, like a magnet attracts the attention of passers-by and forcing them to him , as by default , turn their heads. To say that it was tested with the M version of the attractive red color this effect even more pronounced and the city is impossible to squeeze unnoticed.

2014 BMW X6 M grill
2014 BMW X6 M front grill.

For these are the most deserving some details that the ” M ” designation means. At the front of the car to the oversized holes for air supply to the radiator and the engine intercooler, who are there not because of the visual impact , but because it is actually technically very difficult to provide an adequate amount of air for removal of excess heat in the production of 555 horsepower.
It is also very conspicuous bulge on the hood , which was necessary to make a huge V8 engine with a package of turbines could fit , but it is a great fit with pre-existing fractures on tin , so it seems aggressive , but a harmonious whole. The sides of the car is not much different from the classical X6 , if you ignore the larger diameter wheels as well as the mandatory M logo on the front wings .
The car may look attractive when viewed from the rear, which is primarily due to the completion of the quadruple exhaust system , which makes it clear that this is a car that starts the engine with V arrangement of the cylinders. As to the M designation was not enough, the test model was equipped with additional M Performance package that raised the level of individuality to a new level.

2014 BMW X6 M steering wheel
2014 BMW X6 M steering wheel.

As the body is concerned, these accessories means beautiful extra spoiler at the bottom of the front bumper , made of carbon fiber and black two-piece grille , and all these details are even more come to the fore thanks to the red body color . On the tailgate also found additional spoiler made ​​of composite materials , which in addition to improving the aerodynamic stability , perhaps even more to the visual impression.
If the body be said to be controversial , then the interior does not have an adequate notion that he could accurately defined. Not because she was on to something special and different compared to other BMW ‘s models , but because of the position of the driver really would not be easy to guess what kind of car word. The seating position is like in the compartment , the shape of the seat as well, but space and comfort without any problems parry luxury limousines , but when he looked out the window , it becomes clear that it is a model with high clearance , which provides an elevated position.

2014 BMW X6 M wheel
2014 BMW X6 M wheel.

Indeed , less experienced driver which is yet in the car was taken off the blindfold would be in a dilemma about what the car is concerned. I guess there lies the success of the concept promoted X6 , which offers several quality market segments , but the premium package. That’s why I will not spend too many words that indicate a high level of finish , or material quality unmatched , because it all means .
Also , there is a well known BMW ‘s interior philosophy design, which means visibility without an abundance of unnecessary switches, while fans of gadgets designed for practical iDrive system , as all the details that are on the sides Top Speed ​​magazine has written a number of times. So I’ll try to draw the attention to detail for which this particular model special.The ring is extremely massive and covered with Alcantara , which fits perfectly in your hands. In the lower part , the ring is flattened , and the top is a blue ring , so I and during severe driving always had a clear view of the position of the controller and its effect on the control of the car in a curve.

The seating position is excellent, as is the steering wheel are controls for changing gears, I was able to be completely focused on the management, the only concern that using the lever on the steering motor to maintain the desired operating mode.

 

 

2014 BMW X6 M Specs Engine

A motor is a different story . The BMW decided that the car with the ” M ” marking the first time incorporate an engine that does not naturally filling air cylinders , it is equipped with a twin turbo – compressor to improve fuel economy , and better use of working volume of 4,400 cubic . New engine , in order to save space , and has a peculiar structure , so that the turbine and the catalyst is placed in the space between the two rows of cylinders.

Thanks to the Twin Scroll turbine, which has two channels for the flow of gases into the turbine wheel, depending on the operating mode and the motor speed is realized incredibly linear torque curve development . A maximum of 680 Nm is already available at 1,500 rpm low confusing , which are available up to 5,650 rpm , so that the maximum tractive effort covered virtually the entire engine operating mode.
Sound eight cylinder engine is impressive , and vocals coming out of the exhaust system is a perfect complement to the powerful V8 baritone , which I was constantly egged on to press the right pedal harder. Of course , in urban driving conditions with 555 horse power, every pleasure to the strong acceleration and engine sound very fast must be accompanied and braking , as it accelerates to 100 km / h takes just 4.7 seconds, while already after 16.9 seconds, the car is traveling at a speed of 200 kilometers per hour.

2014 BMW X6 M engine
2014 BMW X6 M engine

Since the model 2014 BMW X6 M essentially SUV with great ground clearance and a relatively high center of gravity , a lot has been invested in improving the suspension , due to the abundance of power and speed which M model can be developed, it would not be compromised safety. The list of standard equipment is air suspension , which is entirely controlled by the computer. Regardless of whether the car is empty or loaded, the clearance in the rear is a constant, so that no matter what the weight and number of passengers in the cabin, the X6 M has a relatively consistent overall performance.

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2014 Dacia Logan 1.2 16V Laureat Specs

Here we will look at a few of the not-so-expensive vehicles, they would more real and practical family. It is the 2014 Dacia Logan 1.2 16V Laureat who will delight you with its features. In some ways you’ll find here the answers to what you want to know about the characteristics of the vehicle.

2014 Dacia Logan 1.2 16V Laureat side
2014 Dacia Logan 1.2 16V Laureat left side interior.

2014 Dacia Logan 1.2 16V Laureat Review

Logan was conceived as a car of five thousand dedicated in developing countries. It was a time of expansion of car sales in the world , and the placement of the model of the Dacia brand in Western Europe was in the background. Arrival of the economic crisis has set things upside down . Cars of this brand are now a common sight on the roads and streets of the developed countries like Germany or Switzerland. Also, all major manufacturers have started to copy the concept of cheap cars that offer in all world markets .
The second generation of Logan arrived at the end of 2012. Refreshed, with more elaborate equipment and security systems. As this car handles the competition in completely different time than that in which it is conceived ?

Dacia Logan is a car B segment with a large amount of space in the cabin and the trunk.With a body length of 4,290 mm ​​and međuosovimskim distance of 2,630 mm it is compact enough for city driving, and yet with them you can indulge in long family trips.

2014 Dacia Logan 1.2 16V Laureat rear side
2014 Dacia Logan 1.2 16V Laureat rear side.

Thanks to a hard- tail, the trunk has a capacity of up to 510 liters , which is only twenty liters smaller than the Renault Fluence. However , Logan is a classic sedan , which means that the boot lid extends only to the edge of the rear window. The trunk has a large area and is useful because the fenders do not take too much cargo space.

The finish on the body is a decent level. Obviously, the car manually assembled and tolerance are at Renault vehicles. Fortunately , this is by no means affects the quality of use of the car. Doors open and close with ease, and door handles and locks are soft and pleasant to use.

The doors open wide and allow easy access to the cab. The seats are set high and are quite hard and have a short area for seating. Nevertheless, good cover body, a driver’s seat and have the ability lumbar adjustment, so you can sit back for a relatively short drive. The room in the front seats is plentiful, and the rear seats can accommodate high and travelers. Headroom is plentiful, and the knees sufficiently to the correct drive. Proved to be a bit rough design with flat side windows and side has its advantages. The cabin is in the upper part of the much broader than many other cars, so that the interior space exudes spaciousness.

2014 Dacia Logan 1.2 16V Laureat steering wheel
2014 Dacia Logan 1.2 16V Laureat steering wheel.

2014 Dacia Logan 1.2 16V Laureat – Equipment

The test car was equipped with the richest equipment package Laureate , so the driver’s seat could be adjusted for height . The steering wheel can also be adjusted in height , so that when you adjust your position you have to make only small compromises .

The plastic in the cabin is hard, but the build quality is decent . All panels are well integrated and do not hear a creaking plastic. The most reach equipment package of three modes, Laureate, brings with it quite a luxury. In addition to the central locking system with remote control, there is a manual air conditioner, the initiator of the front windows , adjustable driver’s seat height and lumbar zone, rear fog lights, trip computer, electric door mirrors shift , radio with CD player and USB port, four speakers and steering-wheel controls, ABS, BAS, ESP, Front and side airbags.

Car with incredible ease and precision has to bend and is able to endure without protest high speed cornering.
Control with 3.2 laps from one end point has a mechanical power of reinforcements . Not as direct systems in the new models, but the driver makes contact information of the front wheels to the road.Hard suspension does not allow large movements of the body , so that the car, despite the large amount of readily changes direction and agile. Standard equipment includes ESP device that not once did he appeared during our test. The brakes are standard, front discs, rear drums, ABS and helps them.

Dacia Logan 1.2 16V Laureat – Engine

The main engine offered is a known and proven Renault petrol engine capacity of 1.2 liters , which with the help of 16 valves develops a power of 75 horsepower at 5500 r / min and maximum torque of 107 Nm at 4250 r / min . Ton heavy car , this engine is adequate if you have a calm driving style .

The engine is flexible, so it can accelerate in fifth gear at a thousand revolutions per minute. However , his age is noticeable in the way it delivers power and torque. To achieve good performance, you have to spin away over four thousand revolutions . Top speed is 161 km / h and acceleration from a standstill to 100 km/h takes 13.6 seconds .

2014 Dacia Logan 1.2 16V Laureat engine
2014 Dacia Logan 1.2 16V Laureat – engine.

Test we finished with an average consumption of 6.3 liters. At a constant speed of 80 km / h consumption falls below five liters per 100 km, while at 120 km/h car consumes about eight liters. On the main road consumption can be lowered to about 5.5 liters.

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