Tuesday, December 30, 2014
After the Golf R powerful 300hp to proud, now Volkswagen wants you bragging about your data with LogBox and Race App. Simply connect the OBD II port LogBox to your VW and it will send data via BlueTooth to Race App, measure variables such as acceleration, distance, G-Force and Golf R performance of your engine. If you are on the track, it uses Google Maps to map the track map, and you can record video directly in the app to match the data.
Volkswagen says that LogBox available for model R and a host of other Volkswagen cars. So, if you are thinking to buy sebuat VW, ask about LogBox and Race App before you book a car. It is available from VW accessories stores at a price of € 299 (RM1272), but now a free app available only in Germany, through the German iTunes Store and Google Play. Let's see how it works by
watching the video clip below.
Just released the Top Gear Christmas Special controversial video was recorded in South America, but it is not the only TopGear latest video for worldwide viewing audience. There is a new season is planned, and while manufacturers do not tell us much about it, they have posted a video teaser to keep the hearts of fans TopGear program.
The video shows The Stig thrashed yellow Lamborghini Aventador when rented vacation around the world, perhaps that's the only entertainment The Stig. With the tagline "Holiday is Over, its time to get back to work", TopGear tells us indirectly that the new season will be aired TopGear soon. What would be delivered to us later? Of this teaser, we can see the Jaguar F-Type Coupe slide TopGear Test Track at Dunsfold Aerodrome wet.
Monday, December 29, 2014
Sunday, December 28, 2014
The video clip below is brought to you not because 11.7 seconds is the best race for 2015 Corvette Z06, but it actually runs the eldest. Yes, the first 2015 Corvette Z06 runs on normal roads. Apparently, a man was carrying 2015 Corvette Z06 to the Royal Purple Raceway in Baytown, Texas and do run a quarter mile (about 400m).
General Motors said Z06 can do quater mile run in 11.2 seconds, and the numbers must be generated by some professional drivers agile. But, as a man "random" do it within 11.7 seconds at 120.54 mph (194kmh) in his first run, this means that we can expect it to be able to deliver more exciting surprises after Z06 fall in the hands of the purchaser later. Let's watch the video below.
Toyota offers a robust line model worldwide, but there are certain models that are still preserved typical for Japan only, and now he has revealed several versions tailored specifically for the local market in Japan.
Arguably, the chief among the vehicles mentioned above is Mark X version upgraded by GRMN. For those who do not know, Mark X is rear-wheel drive sport sedan offered in the Japanese market, while GRMN (Gazoo Racing Masters stands on Nurburgring) is a division of Toyota street car tuner. Both bring some interesting improvements for this Medsan, including a new front bumper, carbon fiber roof, rear spoiler, 19-inch alloy wheels, sports suspension, upgraded brakes and interiors decorated with black trim and a sport steering wheel and Alcantara. This sedan is powered by a 3.5 liter V6 engine 316 horsepower rear-wheel drive through a six-speed manual transmission and Torsen limited slip differential.
Joining Mark X GRMN at Tokyo Auto Salon is the pair later upgraded model. There is one version of the Harrier Elegance (also known as the Lexus RX) with sports suspension lowered by 1.4 inch, upgraded brakes, front aggressively redesigned and upgraded interior. In addition Toyota Prius Alpha version has exposed roof (also known as the Prius V) with the suspension to be upgraded, and brand-new styling on the front. On the interior, the sport seats and interior added with black silver hand stitching.
All three models are scheduled for launch in 2015 Tokyo Auto Salon in Makuhari Messe, Chiba.
Mitsubishi has revealed their latest concept model known as the Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution X Final Concept. This model is disclosed prior to the date scheduled debut will take place at the Tokyo Auto Salon in January 2015.
In November last year, representatives from Mitsubishi has confirmed that automotive companies from Japan are preparing a surprise for the Lancer Evolution model, well, now we can already knew. This model features a matte black finish and glossy black for the roof and rear spoiler.
The most significant improvement is under the front hood - a 2.0-liter engine which has already received an upgrade which was very threatening. It has been fitted with a new turbocharger from HKS, new intake and exhaust systems and not forgetting the new ECU. With a combination of all of this, the engine now produces 480 horsepower (353 kW), with ferocious power is transmitted to the all-wheel drive with a 5-speed manual transmission. In addition, the Lancer Evolution X Final Concept also receive an adjustable sport suspension also from HKS, and rim size 19-inch aluminum from RAYS.
Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution X Final Concept will be fully disclosed when the Tokyo Auto Salon from 9 to 11 January 2015. Together we look forward to!
Saturday, December 27, 2014
With more than 24 million cars recalled (approximately 17 million from the United States) and at least five deaths, one of Takata will be blamed by the air bag problem. And now it seems his style Stefan Stocker will be blamed.
The first president born outside Japan, Stocker are the indigenous people of Sweden and participated in Takata since early 2013 after his career at Bosch. Stocker was named the president of Takata few months later, the concurrent role of Shigehisa Takada, grandson of the founder of the company who still served as chairman and CEO. According to recent reports, Stocker in the process to abdicate as president - voluntarily or otherwise - to give control of the company to the family Takada who still control the company's interests. Stocker, however, will still appear in the company's board.
Stocker resignation will reduce the public's concern Takata airbag problem, but the company will take other steps as well. For starters, Takada, Stocker and three senior executives will cut salaries for 4 months. The company also has a list of several former high-ranking US government officials - led by Samuel K. Skinner, former US Transportation Secretary and Chief of Staff of the White House - who will chair the new panel Quality Assurance for Takata. Together Skinner, Takata has named former US Transportation Secretary Rodney Slater and Norman Mineta as special advisor of the company.
Friday, December 26, 2014
Decades ago, a Spanish Bultaco motorcycle brand is among the leaders offroad bike builder, especially for testing and first-first motocross competition. However, a Japanese competitor eventually took place Bultaco. Now, the brand is expecting to give birth again in the electric bicycle market in Europe with models such as the recently launched Rapitan and coming model, Brinco.
Bultaco called Brinco "Moto-Bike", which is a classic bike pedal and assisted by several additional power source. On this bike, its power comes from an electric motor mounted on the rear wheel hub that produces maximum horsepower 4 (3 kilowatt) and 44 pound-feet of torque. Kausanya source comes from a lithium-ion battery 1KWj mounted on the frame. Overall inventories give Brinco mileage about 19 miles, but obviously it can be improved with cycling manual. Connected to the socket, full charging takes about two hours.
Although the concept of electric bicycles is not something new, Brinco try to bring something new to the market through DNA "otai" offroad Bultaco. This bike is equipped with suspension "forks" inverted 7.9-inch in the front and 8.7 inches rear monoshock. Riders will also be able to stop immediately thanks to disc brakes on both ends. Everything is packaged into an aluminum frame and has a weight of 73 pounds (33.11 kg).
Besides some offroad capability, Bultaco also hopes to attract buyers by providing Brinco touch technology. When away from the bike, the owner can check the condition of the charging cycle from their smartphone, and a bicycle used as a key ring, instead of keys. Shipping in Europe starting in April next year at a price of € 4,800 including taxes.
Subaru announced their plans to introduce three concept model at the Tokyo Auto Salon.
Starting with Legacy B4 Blitzen concept model that will feature "Premium Red" to design the exterior, with a rear spoiler that "evoke powerful driving performance". For the interior, the model is equipped with leather beige (yellowish), piano black trim and carnations are accented by the model.
For exterior design concept model XV Sport, the color yellow striped Sunrise with spoiler. Reported a low overall height of this model, in addition to its front grille decorated in black and alloy wheels are also black.
The third concept model, Levorg Model S. This concept is equipped with several sections of STI model include a strut tower bar, high-performance air intake and exhaust systems sporty. No comprehensive report on the performance and specifications, but there are rumors stating this concept model will be powered by a 2.0-liter turbocharged engine that will be combined with a six-speed manual transmission.
The models of this concept will be revealed on January 9, therefore, stay with us for complete information on all three models konpsep we will share later.
Thursday, December 25, 2014
Everyone wants the best vehicle, secure and powerful. Including Santa. According to the Honda group video you will see below. Christmas celebrations this, Honda has produced several short videos, which is rather strange, but funny. At least Honda managed to convey his message. No compensation you watch, believe me.
We're busy and shocked by the idea that the film franchise James Bond 007: Spectre will use machinery Aston Martin DB10, the manufacturer also already issued a model Aston Martin Vanquish 2015 to replace the current model.
Aston Martin Vanquish is a sport model at the highest level for the manufacturers and are usually cited as the Ultimate Grand Tourer. Previous models use 6.0-liter V12 engine that generates up to 565HP and 620Nm of torque and is coupled with a 6-speed automatic transmission. This combination is able to move the car 0-100km / h in 4.1 seconds before reaching a maximum speed of 295km / h.
On the exterior, it still maintains the same images with this model sold before. New changes in Vanquish model 2015 is an 8-speed Touchtronic transmission III and M29 V12 engine with enhanced 6.0-Liter 568HP and 630Nm performance to torque. The combination of these reforms provide advantages to this latest model with a record 0-100km / h in 3.6 seconds before reaching a maximum speed of 324km / h.
This car still retains the original design Rear-Wheel Drive.
Honda has launched the latest model trains kei them from the N Series, named N-BOX SLASH recently. This model offers a swath of their shape.
To meet the standards of kei cars in Japan, N-BOX model SLASH This will be generated by the engine capacity of 660cc only. Honda offers a choice of naturally aspirated engines and turbocharged to the model. One shortcoming here is that only a CVT transmission is offered, but buyers are given the option to paddle shifter. N-BOX SLASH model is also offered in two variants 2WD and 4WD.
The most interesting part of its production in Japan, this model was given the option of custom options. Buyers can choose from 28 exterior colors this car. It is separated by a choice of 10 colors and 18 type bi-color options. Buyers are also given the option of 5 different types of interior color.
Although it is only a small car, many safety features that are applied to the model N-BOX SLASH such as Emergency Stop Signal and Vehicle Stability Assist. Hill Start Assist, ABS, EBD and dual front airbags come as standard on all variants.
Model N-BOX SLASH will be sold at the beginning of 1,380,000 yen (RM40,000) for the basic model G.
Suzuki Alto kei car launched the latest generation of 8th in the Japanese market. Covers a newly developed platform, this latest Alto 60kg lighter and offer the lowest fuel consumption among non-hybrid gasoline vehicles in Japan, according to Suzuki.
More specifically, the new Alto can move as far as 37km / l which is equivalent to 2.7L / 100km 87MPG liver. This is because the 2WD model Alto that uses a 5-speed manual transmission weighs only 610kg.
Suzuki Alto model certainly has no interest to the public as weird retro design, but it is said to have a large (2,040mm) in its class, thanks to a longer wheelbase (2,460mm) than the previous model.
Suzuki also introduced the latest security technologies such as radar Brake Support, Collision Mitigation Braking-System, Hill Hold Control, Unintended Start Control System and Emergency Stop Signal.
Alto JDM model is powered by a 660cc 3-cylinder engine naturally aspirated and turbocharged, and combined either a 5-speed manual transmission or a CVT. It is sold with 2WD and 4WD variants, with a starting price of 847.800 yen (RM24,629) untul basic model.
Wednesday, December 24, 2014
Audi Q7 model has been fully revealed in 2016 before its debut next month at the Detroit Motor Show after spyshot released earlier this month.
Shorter and smaller, this Q7 current model while maintaining shadow adopt the latest design. On the front, it gets sharper translation of a single frame radiator grille inspired by the Audi Q3 Euro-spec facelift front corner lights with LED technology. The front is also lower than the current model, the styling cues that reduce visual mass of this SUV.
New styling continues on the back. Rear door on the current model Q7 has brought to this new model but it has a more elegant design and a rectangular taillights. Chrome trim at the bottom of the doors on both sides and brushed aluminum roof rails adds premium style as a whole.
In the interior, dashboard can be supplemented with optional digital instrument clusters and inspired by the Audi TT 3rd generation and high-definition screen that pops up from the top of the dashboard. It is controlled by a touch screen pad that sits in the center console.
Buyers can also book Q7 model it with other technologies such as 10.1-inch tablet 32Gb Audi is applied to the seat for rear passengers, some version of the MMI infotainment system and also WiFi in the car.
Q7 also continue to provide seating for up to seven passengers even if the dimensions are reduced. It increased 10.4 square feet with 7 passengers, 31.4 square feet with 5 passengers, and 73.3 square feet when all rear seats folded. Cargo space can be accessed using a standard rear door.
Q7 Model 2016 uses a modular platform MLB, providing curb weight of 4,398 pounds, which is 716 pounds lighter than the current model. A diet that promises fuel savings better petrol.
3.0-Liter V6 TDI PHEV - 373HP @ 516lb-ft (Q7 Audi e-tron) Mixed 138MPG Driving
3.0-Liter Turbo Diesel V6 TDI - 272hp @ 442lb-ft (0-100km / h - 6.3s) Mixed 41mpg Driving
3.0-Liter V6 TDI De-Tuned - 218HP @ 368lb-ft of torque
3.0-Liter V6 TFSI Turbocharged - 333HP @ 324lb-ft (0-100km / h - 6.1s) Mixed 30mpg Driving
2.0-Liter TFSI Turbocharged I4 - 252HP @ 272lb-ft
All engines will be combined with the 8-speed tiptronic transmission that will drive all four tires using the system Audi Quattro all-wheel drive.
The Q7 models will be sold soon after its debut next year. This marks the end of the current model Q7 which was first issued in 2006 and issued a facelift in 2010.
Audi plans to produce at least two new crossover. Rumors about the model SUV Q7 Q6 will put a higher model in terms of luxury and news about Q8 production model in 2017 as the highest model in the Audi SUV platform.
News about new Lamborghini Asterion instead, because the car is making its debut in last October at the Paris Motor Show. Stephen Winkelmann mentioned that if and when Asterion marketed, it will be sold at a lower price compared to its competitors, especially McLaren P1 and Porsche 918 Spyder.
Powered by 5.2-liter V10 engine used in the model Huracan, Asterion is supplemented by two electric motors that drive the front of the front tires. New additions include lithium-ion battery and automatic gearbox dual-clutch 7-speed electric motor that also uses 3rd. Asterion Lamborghini is expected to produce 910HP output thanks to the combination of electric motor and petrol engine.
Asterion hybrid system adds weight 250kg overall in the transmission, but remains in the best stage performance. 0-100km / h should be achieved within a period of 3 times, before it is achieve the highest speed of 320km / h. Output torknya still unknown for the present.
Chairman of the investigation and development of Lamborghini, Maurizio Reggiani said, "The electric motor helps the engine, and also helps train the dynamic torque vector in the presence tayar. The motors may be operated at differing speed and torque with distinction stage, it is increasing the agility train at speed when entering and exiting the bend. "
For fans of electric cars, electric cars fully Lamborghini Aventador will not appear in the near future, as alleged by Reggiani because the battery is now too big and heavy to super-sports car. "Maybe in the next few years will reduce the cost of manufacturers and heavy, but today's super-sport cars can not accept the weight and cost of the battery. I feel Asterion very effective, "he said.
All of these terms are made a reality thanks to the positive feedback received from the Lamborghini media and the public about Asterion. One step closer to Asterion to enter production.
BMW will be at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, starting from 6th to 9th of January, where they will show off i3 models that will park using SmartWatch. Be honest, self-park already in existence and Audi also has exhibited the same technology.
Remote call BMW Valet Parking Assistant. Using your Smartwatch, the clock enable i3 knocking in finding a parking spot in the parking lot and send them into the hope that it will find a parking space. The system will be steered independently of the vehicle while the driver was out of the car and on the way to other business. One problem here is that the site plan should be available in digital form.
System Remote Valet Parking Assistant automatically recognizes parking structure and would rather drive it through all the obstacles that emerge unexpectedly - including improperly parked cars in the parcel. Shortly after it arrived at the BMW i3 parking spaces, it will lock themselves and wait until Smartwatch and recalled using voice commands.
Automated system Remote Valet Parking Assistant will then calculate the amount of time until the driver arrived at the car park and turn it so the car BMW i3 will arrive at the exit of the car park at the same time.
The main difference between this technology and is owned Audi BMW does not depend on GPS but uses laser sensor. This eliminates the problem where the GPS signal in the underground parking area become weak and break.
Tuesday, December 23, 2014
Cadillac has officially revealed 2016 CTS-V model, the model before its debut at the North American International Auto Show.
Built to compete with models like the BMW M5 and Mercedes E63 AMG, the CTS-V is equipped with a supercharged 6.2-liter engine V8 dissipating 855 horsepower and 640 Nm of torque. Wow. It is connected with the eight-speed automatic transmission which is capable of allowing this sedan accelerates from 0 to 60 mph in 3.7 seconds before reaching a maximum speed of 220 mph (322 km / h).
In terms of the design front, the sedan is equipped with a front fascia with the aggressive mesh grille and air intake size is relatively large. It also features a carbon fiber hood of the room ventilation. At the rear, it can be seen that widened fenders, aerodynamic side skirts, and rear spoiler. In addition, there are 4 exhaust system, and also size 19-inch rims with tires from Michelin wraps.
If pemebeli still feel the least sporty elements, Cadillac also offers paker Carbon Fiber, which offers "a more aggressive front splitter, hood vent, rear diffuser and spoiler for."
For the cabin, seat covered with leather, matte carbon fiber trim and instrument cluster size of 12.3 inches. CTS-V also includes CUE infotainment system, audio system from Bose brand and others.
The engineers also have to strengthen the structure of this model by 25%. It also adds suspense that has been tuned for Sport.
Model 2016 Cadillac CTS-V will begin to hit the market (not Malaysia) around the end of summer next year, and the full price will be announced when the hamper to its launch time soon ..
Finally, the carmaker began to understand what we want. We do not want a touch screen provides less quality graphics, data processing moist and sometimes not user-friendly. It is easier if the maker is producing the screen easily without a lot of graphics, easy to navigate and listen to music and is easy to connect to your smartphone. That's what Hyundai offered next year.
Next month at CES, Hyundai will show its new Audio Display system. It is similar to what I'd do with the Chevy MyLink, using empty setup without navigation (built-in) or CD player. Either Android or Apple, these two systems can be understood by Hyundai new system, unless you're a Windows user or Blackberry. J
If you are in the Apple ecosystem, Display Audio support third-party applications from Beats Music, iHeart Radio, MLB At Bat, Spotify, Stitcher, and CBS Radio News, and Podcasts. On the Android side, you can apply all of the above, including SoundCloud, Pandora, and WhatsApp. Siri Eyes Free included in integration for iPhone users, while Google Now and voice action is part of the integration to Android users. Interesting is not it?
Still no news on price estimates for this system, but Hyundai expects this system to be put in the majority of his car after debuting on the 2016 model.
Monday, December 22, 2014
For some nature lovers and fans of technology related to alternative fuels, drag racing and comparisons between diesel hatchback affordable (in Europe) is absolutely mengeujakan. Today we can witness thanks to Auto Express UK.
The comparison is between a hatchback diesel costing less than 22,000 British pounds (about US $ 34.500), and Auto Express has selected three candidates for the Mazda3, BMW 1 Series and Audi A3. The results are shown in the video under 11 minutes.
In short, the car was "why" the other two. To your knowledge, Mazda 3 is capable of producing 150 horsepower, which is + - 35 horsepower more than the other two. Mazda also earn points for motor silence (it sounds more like a petrol engine, not how noisy diesel engine that is used).
Audi also get points for storage space, while BMW is the only rear-wheel drive car of the three cars this. What are you waiting for? Let's look at this video
It is the end of the year, and this means a lot in the automotive world list "of the year" issued to determine the severity of new technologies for cars and trucks within the last 12 months. In addition, the awards were always observed in the automotive world is the list of Ward's Auto 10 Best Engines.
The referees in Ward already assessed 37 new or upgraded powertrain, and shows the current emphasis on fuel economy. Among those listed in the evaluation of 15 4-cylinder turbo engine, 4 electric powertrain, and for the first time, hydrogen fuel cell powertrain eligible to receive this award. This shows that the referee open space for all technology to compete in this tournament.
Here are the 10 best engines for 2015 Ward:
- 127-kilowatt electric motor (BMW i3)
- 6.2-liter OHV V-8 (Chevrolet Corvette Stingray)
- Supercharged 6.2-liter OHV V-8 (Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat)
- Turbocharged DOHC 1.0-liter 3-cylinder (Ford Fiesta)
- 100-kW Fuel Cell (Hyundai Tucson Fuel Cell Vehicle)
- Turbocharged DOHC 1.5-liter 3-cylinder (MINI Cooper)
- 3.0-liter DOHC V-6 Turbodiesel (Ram 1500 EcoDiesel)
- 2.0-liter Turbocharged H-4 (Subaru WRX)
- Turbocharged 1.8-liter DOHC I-4 (Volkswagen Golf)
- 2.0-liter Turbocharged DOHC I-4 (Volvo S60)
Admin interested with the engine Turbocharged DOHC 1.0-liter 3-cylinder (Ford Fiesta) EcoBoost engine in the list for the best. In addition, the 1.5-liter 3-cylinder DOHC Turbocharged (MINI Cooper) developed by BMW to meet consumer needs for high-powered small engines. This engine will also be used for new models such as the 2-Series and 3-Series.
When viewed in this list, only one engine developed by Japanese manufacturers, namely 2.0-liter Turbocharged H-4 (Subaru WRX) listed this time. Perhaps a clue where Japanese manufacturers have tried harder to keep up with technology issued by European countries.
Sunday, December 21, 2014
Audi has released a limited edition 2015 Audi RS5 Coupe Sport new V8 engine. Limited to only 75 units and was designed by a team of German Exclusive adjustments, Audi RS5 Coupe Sport style can be purchased at prices starting 87.575 US dollars (about USD 305.295). Wow ..
The price of almost $ 17,000 more than the RS5 standard, although you may not be able to distinguish between the two. The Sport Edition wheels plus a gorgeous 20-inch 5-V-spke, along with many works of fine leather in the cabin, including red Nappa leather wrapped seats crimson-black, which has an RS logo embossed in the middle chair and Crimson Red leather inserts on the door.
Audi RS5 Audi will paint the same limited edition in color Daytona Gray or Gray SP without extra charge, but for those who do not go to pay more, they can choose one of the colors listed in the catalog Exclusive Audi. Of course, it costs expensive.
2015 Audi RS5 Coupe Sport comes with a 4.2-liter engine, 450 horsepower V8 power combined with a seven-speed transmission S-Tronic, which sends power to the drive system Quattro all-wheel-drive Audi.
Saturday, December 20, 2014
A few seconds before the accident, the most important component that can save your life is the brake, and then only if you maintain this critical safety system well.
Brakes can not be part of the sections in a car, but it certainly is one of the most important parts. Pay attention to the warning signs that indicate the need for maintenance (or service) brakes could mean the difference between life and death on the road.
Of course, there are some obvious signs that your brakes need to be serviced, such as brake lights appearing on the dashboard of your car or the feeling that your vehicle takes longer to stop than it should. In any case, you should take him to the nearest mechanic to get the brake inspection as soon as possible. But did you know there are other signs that may indicate that the brake system is dying? Here, we list five signs that maybe, just maybe, may provide early warning and save your life someday.
1. Brake pads thinningBefore we begin, let us consider how your brakes work.
Most cars use what is known as disc brakes. It works just like a ten-speed bicycle brake. The hydraulic system is filled with brake fluid motion a set known as the caliper clamps (calipers), causing them to suffocate known as the rotor disk (disc). The friction between the pad and rotor eventually stop the car.
From time to time, as you can imagine, the pad will begin to diminish, which means it will be less effective way to stop your car.
Fortunately, check the brake pad thickness is very simple. What you need to do is look in the crevices of your wheel spokes to see the brake pads. You only need to estimate that the brake pad kebetalan it is ¼ inch. If it is thinner than that, it is recommended that you change your brake pads.
The standard rim spokes typically are not designed to allow you to see clearly what is in their midst. You may have to open a wheel (or send it only to store tires), to see the rotor as described above. Surface should be smooth. If you see there is a groove on the rotor, it may be time for you to replace them all. Iyalah, rotor problems will not happen if you keep your brake pads from the start, is not it?
2. SoundsIf you hear something strange in your car, and certainly there must be something wrong. So too will the resulting brake noise you start performing.
For some cars, one of the warning signs that your brakes need to be serviced is screaming sensor from the car brake system will be produced, indicating your brake pads are starting to wear thin. Loud and clear.
In addition to shriek of sensor as described above, you will also hear the sound of grinding (grinding) is strong. This means that the brake pads you've exhausted everything, and when you hit the brakes, alloy caliper (caliper) to compete with your rotor. If not changed quickly, there is the probability that you should also change the rotor, as described in 1 above no warning signs.
3. WithdrawalYou ever felt your car seems to move by itself, as if it wants to turn right or left while driving or while pressing the brake?
Cause "withdrawal" may have come from a stuck caliper. Because such a scenario would cause friction on only one wheel and not on the other, cause your car may be attracted to the edge on which side caliper (caliper) is blocked.
Scenarios related issues other brake is faulty brake hose will cause uneven caliper when you move the brake pedal is depressed, or uneven brake pad, which will also provide a different brake pressure to each wheel.
However, this withdrawal does not always indicate brake problems. Its cause may also come from uneven or punctured tires, alignment severe or suspension problems with your car. Because of that, if such withdrawal occurs, it helps you keep to a mechanic to get a full examination.
4. Feels vibration / pulsation in the brake pedalIf you've applied the brakes on a car that has anti-lock brakes, then you're familiar with the speed of vibration generated by this system (with braking repeatedly quickly) to slow the car. However, if the brake pedal pulsation can you feel normal conditions (without brakes), you may have a problem with your rotors.
Generally, car brakes to vibrate when you move marks the rotor warping. Uneven surface on the rotor will rub-rub or tap the brake pads, which you can feel on the brake pedal itself.
Rotor usually only warp when they are under extreme pressure in a long time. Frictional heat generated as always driving on a steep hill or often stop the car when towing a heavy metal can cause the rotor to change shape.
For those who always ride down a steep hill, it is recommended that you always check your rotor.
5. Check the pressure of the brake pedalFinally, you can give the brake pedal are other signs that allow your car brake system should be checked.
Loose brake pedal, the pedal is pressed to the ground before braking function, you can indicate worn brake pads or there is a problem with the hydraulic system, as there is air in the system, an air leak or brake fluid leakage. To check the brake fluid leak, place a white board or a piece of cardboard under the car overnight. In the morning, check if there is liquid accumulated on it. Brake fluid looks clear and consistent way, such as cooking oil.
Conversely, the brake pedal is tight pedal must be depressed only slightly, hold the brake actuated. This may indicate uneven rotor, brake fluid or dirty brake fluid contamination due to moisture.
Hopefully the above article can help you to some extent in order to identify signs of brake problems, to overcome unwanted accident someday. Please share with your friends if this article helpful yes.
Friday, December 19, 2014
Honda LaneWatch lead car safety technology to another level. Honda Accord has been awarded the Best Security Technology on 1st Asean NCAP Grad Prix Awards. Honda LaneWatch enable safer lane changes by reducing blind spots because it allows you to see the train in from the screen 8 inch i-MID.
Thursday, December 18, 2014
Corporate vice president of Nissan gives little indication that the 370Z replacement will be offered with several engine options, and there is a report showing one of them is a four-cylinder hybrid engine.
According to the Best Car Magazine, the new generation model will be launched starting with a convertible version that comes eco-friendly engine.
Complete information is still limited, but sources say the model will use a 2.0-liter engine turbocharged four-cylinder engine from Mercedes. There is an electric motor positioned between the engine and seven-speed automatic transmission. This arrangement allows the car is said to produce 247 horsepower and 359Nm of torque. This makes it less power compared with the existing model but 370Z makes this model more economical in fuel consumption.
Hybrid variant is designed to meet the needs of customers in Europe and Japan, as well as American customers will receive a higher-performance variant that will use Mercedes 3.0 liter V6 engine.
Wednesday, December 17, 2014
With the growing warmth hatchback, all car manufacturers want some "market share", which is dominated by cars like the Ford Focus and Volkswagen Golf. Including Citroën, who compete in this segment with C4nya. Based on the same basis as the Peugeot 308, C4 introduced in 2004 to replace the Xsara and replaced with a brand-new model in 2010. But already 5 years, so in order to remain competitive, Citroën has launched an updated version for 2015.
Changes to the new C4 is limited, including new headlights with LED lights running lights, tail lights and interior berupholsteri 3D new and improved dashboard with a seven-inch touch screen display. In the front seat availability systems massage chair, panoramic glass sunroof and a variety of new technologies including hill-start assist, blind-spot monitoring and intelligent traction control system. Its power comes from a variety of engines, including a new option, the three-cylinder engine with 130 horsepower.
Nissan has set a new record in the Guinness World Record for the achievement of two vehicles twin drift longest.
The record was recorded in Dubai in conjunction Experience Drift Nissan 370Z, 370Z with two drift on the track, at the same time, without stopping along the 28.52 kilometer
In a statement by the Managing Director of Nissan Middle East, Samir Cherfa, "By achieving this day with a new record in the Guinness World Records, we proved once again the strength (quality) that exist in the vehicles we produce." He added, "Nissan Z is very known in the arena, drifting, and with this record, the evidence on the ability of this model to conduct drifting so easily.
Spectre - Bond to Aston Martin, Jaguar C-X75 to CriminalsJames Bond is synonymous with male bersut, expert marksmanship, pretty girls, and cars that gempak. For the next James Bond film (Spectre) will get a limited edition Aston Martin car, but opponents say will get something more special, the Jaguar C-X75 Concept.
Autocar reports that Jaguar concept car the most "cool" since many years will be starring in the upcoming Bond film, as car criminals.
The main difference with the previous concept car that will be starring in a Bond film is a hybrid drivetrain later removed. This concept has a 1.6 liter engine that turbocharged and supercharged with additional plug-in hybrid that delivers 850 horsepower number.
Notwithstanding, this drivetrain replaced with standard engine 500 horsepower 5.0 liter V8 Jaguar, which is already quite impressive. As usual, the car chase scene should be able to shake the roar of the engine.
Autocar says that the Jaguar neither confirmed nor denied the report, although the role of "car guy" was very appropriate with Jaguar, which is conducting a campaign ad "Good to be bad", and there is no better role for the C-X75 will be Bond villains.
Volvo Way to Market - a new marketing strategy which Volvo car selling online, reduce vehicle launches at the Auto ShowVolvo really is rethinking its marketing strategy with an approach they call "Volvo Way to Market". Plan disemaksemula this means an increase in the company's overall advertising budget and a totally different way to allocate the funds. The most dramatic shift is Sweden's decision-makers to start selling cars "online" to customers around the world. Yes, online!
Volvo still keep things specifically for online sales strategy at the moment, but he promises that online approach is not going to cut its current distributors. According to Reuters, the model will still be sold through the web via a distribution network for delivery. "We did not see a car without dealer distribution network in the future," said Alain Visser company's sales manager in an interview with Reuters.
The makers have tested the online market this year with the Volvo XC90 SE sold out within 47 hours and 120 orders in the US for model S60 and V60 Polestar. Tesla has become one of the main supporters of online sales because of some unique model which has stores discrete. However, BMW and Ford have also made attempts in several areas.
Volvo also cut the budget launch of the car in auto exhibition and plan to focus on only three occasions each year in the near future, namely the Geneva Motor Show, Shanghai and Beijing Motor Show and Detroit Auto Show. From disclosing publicly, the company wants to conduct its own annual event to showcase its vehicles. The strategy includes withdraw sponsorship budget, unless sponsorship Volvo Ocean Race.
Good luck Volvo! Such methods seen more practical and economical with the focus on one-on-one marketing scope.
2015 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid was launched in the country of his birth, Seoul, South Korea.
Powered by a 2.0-liter four-cylinder that generates 156 horsepower and 189 Nm of torque. It is combined with an electric motor producing 52 horsepower prnambahan and 205 Nm of torque. Compared with the previous model, the new Hyundai Sonata Hybrid is evidently more efficient with reduced fuel consumption of 0.5 liters for 100 km menjadikanya just 5.5 liters / 100 km.
It was triggered by a six-speed automatic gearbox newly developed which are also equipped with a torsion damper and electric fuel pumps that are lighter, besides the new engine clutch. While the torque converter has been dropped.
In addition, the capacity of lithium-ion battery pack is improved by 13.3 percent to 1.62 kWh, and it was placed under the bonnet, which also added cargo capacity of 10.5 percent makes 380 liters.
Automotive companies of Korea also build this model is more aerodynamic, and also install low-drag diffuser at the rear, fully cover the bottom of the car, and using alloy wheels in size 16 or 17.
Monday, December 15, 2014
In line with the 60th anniversary of their Aston Martin Works will launch a limited edition 6 model, where all will be based on the model Vanquish.
Paul Spires, Commercial Director of Aston Martin Works said, "Indeed, we have provided some challenges with this project. Side project like this has never been tried by Aston Martin before and supply the correct piston of the engine in the decades that right is, of course, not an easy thing. "
What makes this model apart from his opponent Vanquish is the attention to every detail of the Aston Martin Works have given. Aston Martin Works actually using the piston of the old model Aston Martin to make its internal metal parts used for the main control.
Piston taken from the model Aston Martin: -
1955-1965: DB 2/4 Mk II saloon
1975-1985: V8 Coupe
1985-1995: V8 Vantage X-pack
1995-2005: supercharged V8 Vantage
2005-2015: Original Vanquish
According to Aston Martin, "Each rotary molding which had previously formed a piston in the engine Aston Martin of the relevant period. Rotary is then carefully engraved with a laser to form words Work's Anniversary. "
Under the hood, the Vanquish remain largely similar to the regular Vanquish, with the same 6.0 L V12 engine with some 576 bhp and and 8-speed Touchtronic automatic transmission. The Aston Martin Vanquish can complete the century sprint in just 3.6 seconds, before reaching a 321 km/h top speed. No prices were made available as yet, but expect it to cost significantly more than the regular Vanquish models.
If you are a fan of hot hatch cars, you will definitely recognize Ford Focus RS as one powerful platform and capable of providing a fun drive on the road.
Some spyshot taken in the United States have recently shown that in the model of development, and not forgetting some idea about the heart that may be used under the car body sheet metal.
There is a possibility that this time the RS model will come with a 2015 Ford Mustang engine 2.3-Liter Ecoboost four-cylinder that can generate up to 330 horsepower. 6-speed manual transmission is expected to be merged with the engine. System-drive all-Whelan is also expected to replace the original powertrain on the current Focus RS model system using RevoKnuckle / Quaife front-wheel-drive.
Perhaps the launch of 2016 model Ford Focus RS will be seen at the 2015 Detroit Auto Show in January will come and it is expected that it will go on sale in the US as early as the end of June 2015. There is no certainty when this model will be brought into Malaysia, but look at variants there are now in the Malaysian market, most likely this model will be brought in to replace the existing Focus RS.
Stay tuned for more news about the emergence of 2016 model Ford Focus RS this!
Sime Darby Auto Connexion has announced the arrival of the Ford Focus Special Edition, along with Ford Kuga Special Edition last week, uploaded quietly in Ford's website.
Sport Plus hatchback variant is bringing new colors, namely Winning Blue, and also significantly decal on the bonnet, roof and rear wrapped in black, which produces dual-toned look. It also comes with white color called "Frozen White". Other than that (in terms of exterior), you'll find there special bodykit around the car and increase daytime running lights.
Inside, the Focus SE gets full leather seats with sport carpet mats. Powertrain car has not changed, still using the engine 170 hp / 202 Nm 2.0-liter Duratec Ti-VCT GDI, naturally aspirated six-speed transmission combined with a dual-clutch.
Ford Focus Special Edition is available at a price of RM131,888 OTR with insurance, which is seen slightly lower than the Ford Focus RS Sport Plus. Apparently, all the extra money you spend for Ford Focus SE is just the "incentives" for enhanced exterior appearance, there is no increase in performance.
Sunday, December 14, 2014
Super Tata Nano produce 230 HP
Tata Nano is not sold as expected warm Tata originally. However, do not be surprised if it exciting by some. To be more specific, it's definitely exciting drag racing legs.
Called Super Nano, the vehicle is constrained by India tuner called JA Motorsport, according to Indian Autos Blog. With the tires "slick" slick, disc brakes and wide fender arches, it is clear that there is something wrong in this Nano. To make all these external modifications adopted in full, the company has posted a 1.3-liter engine that is said to produce 230 horsepower in the back seat. Given the normal version of Tata Nano is only 38 hp, upgrades renders this berdesup Nano like a rocket. In terms of security, this car is installed roll cage and racing seats by Recaro.
HIROSHIMA, Japan - Mazda Motor Corporation has announced that, together with Mitsubishi Chemical Corporation, it has developed a bio-based engineering plastics that can be used for parts of the exterior design of the car. New plastic will help Mazda to reduce the environmental impact in several important ways. As a plastic made from plant materials, its adoption will help to curb the use of petroleum resources and reduce carbon dioxide emissions. Furthermore, the material can be dyed and emissions of volatile organic compounds associated with the painting process reduced. Dyed parts made from bio-based plastic packaging engineering have higher quality than can be achieved with traditional painted plastic. Colors that are more clear and smooth, mirror-like surface finish makes the newly developed plastic that is suitable for exterior vehicle parts with high design factors.
Mazda will display a prototype "Mazda Biotechmaterial" made from bio-based plastics engineering at Eco-Products 2014. One of the largest environmental technology exhibition in Japan; - Environmentally friendly products and services. Eco-Products 2014 is open starting Thursday, December 11 to Saturday, December 13, 2014 at Tokyo Big Sight.
Mazda proactively wake of technology in the field of biomass for several years. So that now, under the name "Mazda Biotechmaterial", it has triumphed wake reputable bioplastics high strength and heat resistance first in the automotive industry with the use of plants for Courant depths, and biofabrik for the carriage upholstery done entirely from plant fibers. However, to be fit for the outer portion, the desired plastic packaging has the characteristics of high quality, weather resistance, scratch and obstacles hentaman very good to deal with rough persekitaran factor kerana it is exposed. To achieve the combination of these traits with bioplastic has provided technical challenge.
Now, Mazda has triumphed make a suitable material for both the depth and the outer portion. This has been achieved by optimizing the composition of the newly awoken, the principle of bioplastic materials that are very easy dilentur and hold it with additional materials and dyes (under patent), and optimize this reference specification. This will allow it to generate a portion reputable durable as conventional ABS plastic portion is painted but displays the qualities of higher packaging.
Pastik is based kejuruteraan bioini will be used for the first time for the Courant-depth portion of the Mazda MX-5 new ones will be launched globally in 2015. Moving to the front, it will be used for the outer portion in the model other expenses.
Mazda will continue to proactively wake unique technology to help achieve mampan society with the aim to awaken products that provide both guided and achievement keseronokan the environment, and safety are very proud.
Volvo has finally revealed details of its new three-cylinder petrol engine, following reports and reviews in recent months.
The new plant will join the family-E engine Drive wider, which until now focused on the four-cylinder petrol, diesel and petrol-electric option.
When the project was announced this week, Dr Peter Mertens from Volvo said the new engine will be fully developed engine in Sweden, separately for continuing the work of the company in China with its mother company, Geely.
"We've come a long way in recent years in Volvo," said Dr. Mertens.
"The investment from our parent company, Zhejiang Geely Holding Group, has enabled us to recapture our position as a leader in the field of engine engineering. Development program for the new 3-cylinder engine is very advanced and we have already started tests on a prototype unit. "
The new engine will have a capacity of 1.5 liters, and although development is still ongoing, high output 180HP Volvo predict - compete with a larger engine category.
The new engine is being developed with a focus on next-generation small car - which will be used on both new platform called 'CMA' - but that the S60 and V60 models will also get a new engine as well.
"The beauty of the new 3-cylinder engine that we developed is that it can be built on the same production line 4-cylinder engine, we offer flexible production potential that can be customized to meet the needs of the business in line with the company's development," Dr Mertens said.
The new plant is expected to help Volvo to achieve the target of corporate emissions 95g / km for Europe in 2020, where the current average is 120g / km.
BMW 2 Series 3-cylinder engine paired Mini CooperBMW is always changing his engine, more and more exciting. Next spring, the Europeans will be able to feel the power of their smallest engine in 2 Series shared Minicooper. The Bavarian company will also introduce several other tuning for this compact coupe.
BMW 218i is the basic model of the new Series 2, and it shares the 1.5 liter turbocharged engine with three cylinders for Mini family. This engine squeeze 134 horsepower and 162 lb / ft of torque is the same, but BMW says it gives her a little small tuning. First of all, the orientation of the engine changed to load it extends under the hood and driving the rear wheels. What is important, buyers can order it with the eight-speed automatic transmission, rather than the six-speed transmission as found on the Mini.
BMW claims that this small engine delivers a 50:50 weight distribution 218i, and it takes about 8.8 seconds to reach 62 mph (100kmh) with six-speed manual transmission is standard. Whatever, the highest speed (top speed) is the same at 132 mph, both with manual or automatic transmission. In terms of acceleration has, it is said, one second slower than the new Minicooper.
Apart from this new base model, BMW will bring a few other additions in 2 Series for the European market. BMW 220d (diesel) are available with xDrive all-wheel drive, and BMW will introduce some variant called Advantage, Luxury, Sport and M Sport. As usual, each variant comes with different trim to meet the demands and expectations of customers.