Friday, October 02, 2015
Thursday, October 01, 2015
Undoubtedly, Mercedes-Benz Malaysia (MBM) is enjoying one of its strongest years yet this 2015, and it looks like there’s no end in sight just yet, with the spotting of this new bad boy. It’s the Mercedes-Benz GLE 450 AMG Coupe, spied once again on Malaysian roads (thanks, Fadlul Fikry and T Kana Raj!), following itsfirst local sighting at Publika just over a month ago.
Once again, we believe grey importers are most likely responsible for these units captured here, given that MBM has been open about a particular focus on what it calls its “Dream Cars” for the rest of 2015, while its market charge with SUVs has been confirmed only to begin next year instead. And even then, standard models are expected first, not AMG (or in this case, AMG Sport) ones.
Either way, MBM will at some point in the future be looking to introduce this BMW X6-fighter sometime in 2016, alongside the regular GLE-Class (BMW X5 rival, previously badged the ML), and the smaller GLC-Class (BMW X3 rival) as well.
What you’re looking at here is the top GLE Coupe model, the GLE 450 AMG Coupe. It’s the first ofMercedes-AMG’s new high performance range that’s positioned jusAMG GLE 63 Coupe. Think BMW M Performance and Audi S ranges, as opposed to the full fat M andRS models.
t under the full-on AMG models, such as thePowering this coupe-styled SUV is a 3.0 litre biturbo V6 engine that develops 367 hp at 5,500 to 6,000 rpm, and 520 Nm at 1,800 to 4,000 rpm. It’s equipped with the brand’s new 9G-Tronic nine-speed torque converter automatic transmission and a performance-oriented 4Matic all-wheel drive system that can split power between the front and rear wheels at a 40:60 bias.
Visually, the car is equipped with the AMG Sport bodykit, while passengers and drivers alike will be able to benefit from an Airmatic air suspension with variable ADS Plus damping, sports seats, and an extra Sport+ mode in the Dynamic Select system.
Tuners, you just can’t stop them – another German tuning house, Wimmer Rennsporttechnik, has come up with its reinterpretation of the Mercedes-AMG C 63 S Estate. It’s not as over-the-top a job as one expects, with performance updates consisting of a retuned ECU and a sports exhaust.
Dress-up bits on the estate, which is finished in a metallic red shade, is made up of black 19-inch BBS type CH rims, wrapped with sports tyres. The car’s original suspension, meanwhile, has been swapped out for KW coilovers. Underneath, the C 63 S receives a stainless steel catback sports exhaust system in a Y-shape
Performance-wise, no aftermarket parts have been fitted to the engine itself, but Wimmer-tuned C 63 Estate features an optimised ECU module, which bumps output on the 4.0 litre V8 twin-turbo AMG engine from the original 510 hp to a more potent 640 hp.
The company doesn’t mention how fast the modified C 63 S will achieve the century sprint, but as a reference, the “standard” C 63 S Estate completes the run in 4.1 seconds, so this one should dip well under the four-second mark. What do you think of the treatment the estate has been given?
Over in Australia, Ford is calling back a number of its third-gen Focus over an issue with the car’s front drive halfshaft. The campaign involves 4,277 units of the pre-facelift C346 built between May 21, 2013 and January 24, 2014.
In the affected cars, Ford said that it is possible that the front drive shafts fitted on these vehicles may not meet specification and could fail during initial acceleration from standstill. The automaker says that should failure occur, the car will be rendered immobile and could pose an accident hazard to both the driver and other road users.
Ford Australia said that affected owners will be contacted to arrange replacement, and advised that until the safety recall is complete, owners should avoid aggressive acceleration from standstill.
News reports indicate that the recall is part of a larger service programme exercise being carried out for 10,000 Focus models over the issue, with the remaining number having already been having had repair and replacement work done.
The pre-facelift C346 Focus sold in both the Australian (from 2012-on) and local market is assembled in Thailand, so it would be logical for MY cars to be affected as well, and they are – it turns out the shaft replacement programme also involves Malaysian market vehicles.
Ford’s ASEAN regional office in Thailand confirmed with paultan.org that 1,243 Focus vehicles in Malaysia are similarly affected, but added that an owner-notified customer satisfaction programme to replace the front drive shafts had been underway for some time, and was ongoing.
The company said Malaysian Ford dealers have been contacting remaining affected customers to schedule appointments to carry out the front drive shaft replacement work, which of course is carried out at no expense to the owner.
source from Paultan.org
Sunday, August 30, 2015
Honda city new city car is 2016 from Honda. Honda is known as one of the world's best auto manufacturing. Honda is always increasing and improving the car. The new car will be made with the system a better engine and new features as well. Everybody's waiting for detailed information about the new city car. Everyone really wants to know some of the changes in the car city. There are some interesting things in this car and you better check the engine system of this new city car. Before you buy a car from Honda city, you need to read the specifications and features in this car the first time here.
Meanwhile some rumors say that the release date of New City 2016 will be at the end of this year. There is no purpose of why you must eventually be passed when it comes to the high class and the relaxation that comes with Honda's vehicle. This car is made in a way that they will provide you even more than You predicted. We promise that we will update soon after Honda announced the model Honda City 2016.
New Honda City 2016 will be made with sporty and aggressive design. This city car will use longer wheelbase but it will not like longer vehicle. You can find Exciting H design in the exterior of this car too. Front design of this car will be made with better design, new grille and wider headlights. Honda will offer you new design of front air intake in this car too. People will feel happy with new allow wheel design and the lamps will be made in bigger size than the previous car. The rear bumper of the car will be made in different designs and styles as well. How about the interior design of this car? In the car you will find five-inch touchscreen LCD with eight speakers, touch screen for climate control, press the button to start the engine, keyless entry and cruise control are better.
Engine System of 2016 Honda City
Engine system will be important for all cars. The new city car from Honda will be offered with some variants E, S and also V. The engine system that is used in this car is 1.5L with i-DTEC diesel engine. The engine system that is used in this car will produce 98 bhp and 200 Nm of torque. The transmission that is used in this car is five-speed manual transmission. You can also choose five-speed automatic transmission. This car will be released in the end of 2015 or in the early of 2016. How much money that you need to buy this car? The price of this car will be similar with the previous generation. For all who want to buy this car you can compare with some car Renault Scala, Hyundai Verna, Volkswagen Vento, Ford Fiesta and the Skoda rapid. You're better off compared to some of the car before you buy this new Honda city.
Honda City 2016 is the new generation of city car from Honda that will have better exterior, interior and engine system.
Saturday, August 29, 2015
New Toyota Vios 2017 makes one step ahead from the other city cars. Even though many people state that Vios has similar design with Honda City, but finally Vios shows its true specialty. Vios seems have the eagerness of becoming the improvement from the last year’s car, but actually Vios 2017 already has satisfied the customers of Toyota with its advantage.
Vios 2017 comes in two variants: E and G. The E grade is the basic type with its standard features. Mean while, the G grade is consisted from fine equipments and more integrated technology. The E and G grades have different price and also its own advantages. Vios 2017 is one of the reliable city cars that are suitable to your journey in the modern world. Moreover, Vios 2017 comes from one of the successful automaker in the world, Toyota; that also has successfully maintained the trust from its customers all over the world. This impressive city car will not let you down because the new generation of Vios has offered fresh and new features. Besides, its reliability and fuel efficiency also make it as the most famous vehicle in Philippines.
The E and G have some similarities and differences in some parts of this city car. The same as the other city cars on your city today, the E and G grade from New Toyota Vios 2017 have the indicators that can be found on the reversible side mirrors, standard fog lamp, and door lock functions. Different from the E grade, the G grade has an “acoustic front widescreen” that has the ability to abolish the noise from outside. It’s useful for you who want to experience the smooth drive on this city car.
However, Toyota seems hasn’t embraced the reverse camera technology. As the result, the reverse camera cannot be found both in the E and G grade of Vios 2017. For some drivers, perhaps this can be disappointed because the reverse camera really helps when they want to park the car. In addition, still in the G grade, there is the air conditioning system, 60:40 split rear seats that are comfortable for whoever stays inside this city car, multi-function steering, and also the basic audio system. However, the gear stick is a little bit fragile on the manual option.
The dial screens are also installed at the driver side, different from the last year’s car. In addition, there are also a tachometer rev counter and blue-ring backlit speedometer where you can find the useful information about the car, such as the car’s fuel consumption, odometer, and the other basic data. Also, the dashboard of this city car also makes you easier to see the front side of the car.
Both the E and the G grade have 4-cylinder in-line, 16 Valves, and DOHC with VVT-i in its engine type, and also 1497 as their capacities. New Toyota Vios 2017 is considered as the city cars with fuel efficiency, despite its impressive designs and durable engine. Both of the grades’ top speed is 170 km/h with 42 as the fuel tank capacity. The old features are still used by Toyota because it already becomes the customers’ belief based on the proof that the cars from Toyota are usually durable and efficient. Moreover, you can find the spare parts of the cars from Toyota in many automotive stores with the cheaper price than any other brands.
Friday, August 28, 2015
The 2016 Kia Optima has been unveiled in its European-market guise, ahead of its public debut at the Frankfurt Motor Show in September. The all-new model will go on sale in Europe in the last quarter of 2015, and it’s said to play an important role in Kia’s line-up across the continent.
Michael Cole, Chief Operating Officer of Kia Motors Europe, commented: “When the current Kia Optima arrived on the global stage in 2010, it acted as the catalyst for the five-year, design-led transformation of Kia’s product range. It added greater depth to our model line-up and fundamentally changed the way that people saw the Kia brand.”
There’s no denying that it’s a looker, that’s for sure. Whether it’s an improvement over the outgoing model, however, is for you to decide.
Size wise, the new model is 10 mm longer (4,855 mm), 25 mm wider (1,860 mm) and 10 mm taller (1,465 mm), matched to a wheelbase that is now 10 mm longer too (2,805 mm). The changes are claimed to provide a roomier cabin (25 mm more legroom in the back), a bigger boot (510 litres), as well as a more swept-back design.
A new bodystyle, inspired by the Kia Sportspace concept from the Geneva Motorshow has been confirmed to reach production in the near future too.
Inside, Kia claims that the latest Optima features technology typically associated with the class above, and that the cabin has crafted with an “obsessive attention to detail,” representing the biggest step forward for the new model. The material quality is said to be a significant improvement over the old model, with a higher proportion of soft-touch plastics used.
Safety has been advanced too, through the more extensive use of ultra-high tensile steel (UHTS). It’s said that 50% of the body is now made of said material – a 150% increase over its predecessor. As a result, torsional rigidity is up by 50%, while the body shell is lighter by 8.6 kg. Equipment wise, airbag count is up to seven, with the addition of a driver’s knee airbag.
Optional extras (depending on markets) include Autonomous Emergency Braking (AEB), Advanced Smart Cruise Control (SCC), Lane Keeping Assist System (LKAS), High Beam Assist (HBA), Speed Limit Information Function (SLIF), Blind Spot Detection (BSD) and Rear Cross Traffic Alert (RCTA).
Also optional is an electronically controlled suspension system with internal valves (ECS). This uses a G-force sensor to adapt the suspension for either a firmer, sportier ride or better comfort. Even in standard form, the Optima is said to have enhanced ride and handling characteristics over the old model. Kia even claims that it will be among the most agile vehicles in its class.
For European markets, the biggest seller is expected to be the upgraded 1.7 litre CRDi turbodiesel engine, which now has better output numbers (141 PS/340 Nm, up from 136 PS/325 Nm), low end response, efficiency and NVH. A 2.0 litre petrol option with 163 PS/196 Nm is also offered. The diesel can be matched to a seven-speed dual-clutch ‘box, while the petrol sticks to a six-speed automatic.
Interestingly, the official documents also mention a high-efficiency plug-in hybrid electric Optima and Kia Motors Europe’s “first high performance sedan” that will be launched in 2016.
source from paultan.org
Wednesday, August 26, 2015
Suzuki is ready to launch one of their next future cars that is called Suzuki Swift 2016. This car is prepared to give something special to attract buyers. It is mentioned that the car has a new concept in order to offer something different including the features once it is launched by Suzuki. There are many rumors and information mentioned that the engine for this new version will offer you more options and the most noticeable change is the powertrain. Some interesting designs will support the cabin such as the seating and dashboard. The bodydesign will be refreshed for its appearance.
Suzuki Swift 2016 is planned to be released on 2016 with some possible changes below. We think that this information is still accurate because it is gained from some reliable sources.
Suzuki Swift 2016 Specs and Changes
It is claimed that this new version will offer powerful engine for buyers. At this time, it is only predicted that the car will get a new advanced engine compared to the previous model. It is mentioned by some reliable sources that the new engine for this car is hybrid of electric powertrain to offer eco-friendly concept. Suzuki Swift 2016 with this engine is quite possible to offer higher speed with economical energy usage.
Next is about the bodywork that will be more aerodynamic and even cooler than before. It is reported that the car will get larger lamp design to give brighter lighting assist. In addition, it is also coming out with strong front grille design that is quite amazing and more masculine than before which could be a plus for Suzuki Swift 2016.
Inside, Suzuki Swift 2016 has something great to offer and the main prior for the official is about giving more comfort for both driver and passenger. This car has large and comfortable seating without eating much space inside. With the large space, the car could help your family to enjoy the ride without having any issue with the space. Around the dashboard, it is featured with clear and advanced HUD design to display some information such as the speedometer and fuel status.
source from: sitecars.com
Some cars live for ever because they are constantly reinvented. The Scirocco, a pure-bred European sports car, is one of these cars that is forever young. Presented at the 1974 Geneva Motor Show, 41 years ago, it became an icon of compact German coupés. The car caught the spirit of the age: over a million units of the Scirocco have been produced since then. Last summer a comprehensively refined generation of the sports car was launched, featuring, among other things, a completely new range of engines. Building on this, Volkswagen unveils the new Scirocco GTS - a sports car with 162 kW / 220 PS - in a world premiere at Auto Shanghai. Its engine is one of the most popular in the Scirocco range because it is sharing its design genes with the engine of the Golf GTI. A turbocharged direct-injection petrol engine that is recognised as being one of the most agile four-cylinder engines in the world. It catapults the Scirocco GTS - either with a manual gearbox or with the 6-speed DSG - to 100 km/h in just 6.5 seconds. Top speed: 246 km/h (DSG: 244 km/h). The average fuel consumption shows just how efficient the engine of the Scirocco is: just 6.1 l/100 km with a manual gearbox and similarly economical at 6.4 l/100 km with a DSG gearbox.
A legendary predecessor
The first GTS was launched in 1982. There has been a Scirocco GTS before, in 1982, and that coupé was also related to the Golf GTI of its time, both technically and visually. The Scirocco was recognisable by a strikingly designed GTS stripe (which ran all round the silhouette of the car just above the sill), its distinctive sport seats and a gear knob in golf ball design. The GTI had the same sport seats (with different upholstery) and the golf ball gear knob. Today, the situation is similar. The new Scirocco GTS will be launched in Europe at the end of May, with China following in the summer. This marks the comeback of an icon, a straight-forward, mighty fast and exclusively-equipped sports car.
The Scirocco GTS will be equipped as standard with new 18-inch "Norwich" alloy wheels; the popular 19-inch "Lugano" alloy wheels will be available as an option. The red brake callipers of the GTS can be seen through the spokes of both of these wheel options. In addition, the Scirocco GTS comes with the R-Line package "Exterieur" as standard, which includes distinctive R-style bumpers (at the front with integrated fog lamps and glossy black radiator and air inlet grilles), custom side sill extensions, a roof spoiler (also R-style) and a diffuser. The wing mirror caps are painted in stylish black and, just like its predecessor, the '82 Scirocco GTS, the new model can be ordered with a sporty GTS decal for the body as an option (standard in China). This option features two decorative red stripes that run centrally from the bonnet over the roof and the boot (if the car is painted in "Flash Red" the stripes are black). The new Scirocco is also enhanced by 3D GTS logos in the radiator grille and on the tailgate. The Scirocco GTS can be ordered in six colours: "Deep Black", "Indium Grey", "Urano Grey", "Pure White", "Oryx White" and, as already mentioned, "Flash Red".
The interior of the Scirocco GTS is also customised, of course, and dominated by the sporty colours black and red. The customisation includes:
- Black headliner
- Decorative inlays in "Piano Black Lacquer " in the centre console and the applications on the dashboard
- GTS badges on the sill panel mouldings
- Customised sports steering wheel with red seams and the lower spoke finished in "Black Piano Lacquer" (with the GTS logo)
- Pedals in stainless steel
- Seat covers with centre panels made of a new material (with the GTS logo at the top of the backrest) and red decorative stitching
- GTS package also includes the legendary golf ball gear knob
- Chrome trim package (for the wing mirror and electric window switches)
- Air vents and inside door handles in "Black Piano Lacquer"
- Contrasting red seams for the safety belts, the handbrake lever, the gear lever gaiter, the central armrest and the floor mats
Modular infotainment matrix (MIB)
Also included as standard: The "Composition Colour" infotainment system, available for the first time in the Scirocco. This marks the debut of the second generation of the modular infotainment matrix (MIB II) in this series of sports cars.
As an option, the Scirocco GTS can also be ordered with black "Vienna" leather upholstery; here again the seats are customised with decorative red seams. Volkswagen also offers features such as the transparent panoramic tilt sunroof, bi-xenon headlights, a multifunction steering wheel and - as previously mentioned - the new MIB II radio navigation systems. In China the leather interior and the panoramic tilt sunroof come as standard.
source from: netcarshow.com