2013 Infiniti M Hybrid vs Lexus GS 450h 0-60 MPH Mashup Review
( http://www.TFLcar.com ) The new 2013 Infiniti M35 Hybrid and Lexus GS 450h are both luxury hybrids that not only directly compete but also put a premium on luxury and performance. Not only do these two Japanese luxury sedans both have a 3.5L V6 engine and a electric hybrid powertrain, but they also are both also rear wheel drive and they both have over 300 combined horsepower. So the question is a simple one; which of these two premium hybrids is a better buy? To be honest we are actually just as curious to find out which one is faster from 0-60 MPH. Watch out this TFLcar Mashup review to find out.
2013 Ford Fusion vs Nissan Altima vs Toyota Camry Mashup Review
( http://www.TFLcar.com ) The new 2013 Ford Fusion (Mondeo in Europe)
brings a healthy dose of sexy and stylish appeal to the mid-sized sedan
segment. But the new Fusion is entering an ultra competitive and ultra
popular segment of the car world that includes the best selling car in
America...the Toyota Camry and the second best selling car in the
class...the Nissan Altima. So the obvious question is how does the new 2013
Ford stack up against these segment leading vehicles. We recently had a
some time to spend with all three cars to compare them side by side in this
2013 Nissan Sentra vs Honda Civic vs Toyota Corolla 0-60 MPH Mashup Review
( http://www.TFLcar.com ) The 2013 Nissan Sentra has been redesigned and is
all new. It now looks more like its bigger brother the Nissan Altima. Which
means that it shares the new family resemblance. It also share a growth
spurt as the new 2013 Nissan Sentra is one of the biggest cars in the
compact car class...especially when it come to leg room. But how does the
Sentra compare to the other Japanese cars that it directly competes with?
In this classic mashup review we compare the 2013 Sentra to the
best-selling Honda Civic and the Toyota Corolla the TFLcar way....by seeing
which one is faster 0-60 MPH.
2013 Audi A5 vs Infiniti G37 Coupe 0-60 MPH Mile High Mashup Review
( http://www.TFLcar.com ) So what's the best sporty two door
all-wheel-drive luxury coupe you can buy for under $50,000? Is it the 2013
Audi A5 2.0T or is it the 2013 Infiniti G37 Coupe. We decided to find out
by Mashing us these two fast and fun cars. The Audi A5 has been refreshed
for 2013 with new lights and several other small changes, while the
Infiniti G37S maintains the classic and curvy shape that has made it a sexy
and svelte choice for many coupe buyers. Both cars have all-wheel-drive and
both cars cost about $50,000 USD. So which one is the better buy? Check out
this fun TFLcar mashup to find out.
2013 Chevrolet Spark First Drive & Review
( http://www.TFLcar.com ) The 2013 Chevrolet Spark is one of the smallest
cars you that you can buy in America today. At just 144.7 inches long, it
is 2 inches shorter than a MINI Cooper. It is in fact the smallest four
door car sold in America and it directly competes with cars like the Scion
IQ, the Mazda 2, the Fiat 500 and event the Smart car. Because the Chevy
Spark is actually taller than all of these cars, it feels airy and roomy
inside. In fact four adults will fit into the Spark, but just don't except
any race car performance because the Spark comes with a little 1.2-liter
four-cylinder engine that gets 84 horsepower and produces only
83 pound-feet of torque. Check out this first drive review as Nathan checks
out the Spark.
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If you want a powerful executive car that won't cost the earth to run, the
default choice is usually something German. And diesel. However, the Lexus
GS 450h provides a refreshing alternative to the likes of the BMW 5 Series,
Mercedes E-Class and Audi A6. And now, thanks to an all new chassis and
fresh design, it's better than before. The GS is a sharp-looking,
luxurious, well-built and reliable car and in the case of the GS450h
Hybrid, provides plenty of performance with impressive 46mpg economy.
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Lexus Gs 450h 0-200 km/h
A new 2012 Lexus GS 450h accelerates from zero to 200 km/h
0-100 in 6,1 sec - 80-120 in 3,8 sec - 100-200 in 15,6 sec
Team Review: Lexus GS 450h - Fifth Gear
The gang get a look at the Lexus GS 450h and Jason takes Tiff for a ride
round the track to put the hybrid through its paces.
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2014 Infiniti Q50 Start Up and Review 3.7 L V6
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Camerons Car Reviews Score: 5/5
Powertrains: 3.7 L V6 or a 3.5 L V6 Hybrid with a 7-Speed Automatic
Features: Leather Seats, Power Windows, Mirrors, and Door Locks, Powered
Seat(s), Memory Seat(s), Cruise Control, Bluetooth, Navigation System,
Heated Seats, Leather Wrapped Steering Wheel, Power Outlet(s), USB Port(s),
AUX Input, Infiniti InTouch Apps, Voice Recognition, LED Taillights, Rear
Window Defroster, Smart Key Access, Push Button Ignition, Sunroof, Auto
Dimming Rearview Mirror, Garage Home Link
Engine & Performance
BASE ENGINE SIZE 3.7 L
CAM TYPE Double overhead cam (DOHC)
CYLINDERS V6 VALVES 24
VALVE TIMING Variable
TORQUE 269 ft-lbs. @ 5200 rpm
horsepower 328 hp
@ 7000 rpm
BASIC 4 yr./ 60000 mi.
DRIVETRAIN 6 yr./ 70000 mi.
ROADSIDE 4 yr./ 60000 mi.
FRONT HEAD ROOM 39.5 in.
FRONT HIP ROOM 53.2 in.
FRONT LEG ROOM 44.5 in.
FRONT SHOULDER ROOM
REAR HEAD ROOM 36.8 in.
REAR LEG ROOM 35.1 in.
REAR SHOULDER ROOM 56.1 in
Competitors: BMW 3 Series, Cadillac ATS, Lexus IS, Mercedes C Class
What Camerons Car Reviews has to say about the Q50: For 2014 Infiniti has
an all new replacement for the long in the tooth G Sedan and it's the Q50.
For the 2014 model year Infiniti is renaming all of their SUV's and Cars to
start with the letter Q to make it seem more simpler. The 2014 Infiniti Q50
was originally supposed to be the new G Sedan. The new Q50 should not be
overlooked as this car is a true luxury sports sedan. On the new Q50 you
will find two fuel efficient and powerful powertrains a 3.7 L V6 which
delivers decent fuel economy and great power as well as a 3.5 L V6 Hybrid
which all are made into a modern 7-Speed Automatic. On the interior you
will find it to be pretty luxurious with nice high quality materials and
excellent sport bolstered seats. There are two huge screens in the new Q50
one used for your navigation and radio and one used for your Infiniti
InTouch Apps to access apps as you would on your smartphone. The screen you
touch which is the bottom one tends to be very responsive and both of these
touch screens give a very modern feel to the Q50. On the exterior the
design flavor is more daring with a nice look at me road presence on the
front end and nice curves are also evident all around too. Compared to it's
competitors the Q50 is a very engaging sports sedan to drive and the new
Q50 competes very well against the ever popular 3 Series, ATS, IS, and C
Class. So is this luxury sports sedan worth looking at? Yes it is very fuel
efficient and powerful powertrains, engaging driving dynamics, and a modern
high tech roomy interior make it a very worthy choice in the Luxury sport
2013 Lexus GS 450h Test Drive & Luxury Hybrid Car Video Review
http://www.autobytel.com/lexus/gs-450h/2013/?id=32972 The 2013 Lexus GS
450h is a totally redesigned luxury hybrid. This mid-size luxury sedan
represents the 4th generation GS model and the 2nd generation GS hybrid
model. Many improvements have been made but the most noticeable is the
spindle grille which is a common design feature found on other Lexus
vehicles including the ES 300h and the RX 450h. Blue Lexus logos indicate
that this luxury car has a hybrid power plant underneath the hood. The 201
3 Lexus GS 450h has a base price of $58,950.
The hybrid power plant in the Lexus GS 450h is not just about good fuel
economy, it is also about power. The engine is a direct injection
Atkinson-cycle 3.5 liter V-6 that produces 286 horsepower on its own. When
coupled with the electric motor though the total power output is 338 horsepower. This
allows the GS 450h to accelerate from 0-60 MPH in only 5.6 seconds which is
actually faster than the F SPORT
model. Fuel economy is excellent at 29 MPG in the city and 34 MPG on the
Only Lexus hybrid models get the benefit of Bamboo accent trim and the
interior of the GS 450h looks incredible with its new Bamboo steering
wheel, Bamboo dash, and Bamboo center console. Supply leather is used on
many surfaces and the seats are wonderful 18-way adjustable units. The
center stack has been completely redesigned and the result is a sleek more
compact package. The GS 450h has 4 modes including an ECO, Normal, Sport,
and Sport Plus. While in ECO mode the gauges show your fuel consumption
use, but switch to Sport+ and you can use the paddle shifters to get things
moving. The 12.3 inch split monitor controls many systems including
navigation, stereo, and climate. A couple of other technological features
are the: heads-up display, parking assist, backup camera, and the Mark
Levinson sound system.
The 2013 Lexus GS 450h gives other mid-size hybrids a run for their money.
This car is not only fast, fuel efficient, and luxurious; it is also very
exclusive with the Bamboo interior accents. For less than $60k you can get
over 30 combined MPG in a hybrid that can accelerate from 0-60 MPH faster than most cars on the road today.
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2014 Lexus GS 450h Hybrid Review and Road Test
The GS used to be the only hybrid game in town, but times have changed and
nearly everyone has joined the party. BMW has their turbocharged ActiveHybrid 5, Mercedes just
launched the E400 Hybrid, Infiniti has re-badged their M Hybrid the Q70
Hybrid, Acura is finally selling the all-wheel-drive RLX Hybrid and Audi
has announced the A6 hybrid will come to America "soon." This means that
the S80 T6 and Genesis are no longer on my list because we have
head-to-head competition now.
Lexus used to be known for restrained styling but the current generation GS
marked a change for the Japanese luxury brand. In addition to taking on
more aggressive front end styling, the GS was the first Lexus to wear the
new "spindle" grille. The schnozz that seemed so controversial three years
ago seems downright demure today, especially since this form has been
adapted to the enormous (and some say questionable) LX 470. Perhaps because
the GS was the first to wear the corporate grille, the styling seems
slightly awkward from the front 3/4 shot (seen at the top) but looks better
in person. Unlike the IS, which gets some sheetmetal swooshes on the side,
the GS's profile and rump are luxury car restrained. Overall I think the
Infiniti Q70 hybrid, despite being a little long in the tooth, still wins
the beauty contest. The Lexus and BMW are a bit too sedate for my tastes,
and the RLX and A6 suffer from decidedly front-wheel-drive proportions when
compared to the rest and the Mercedes lands smack in the middle.
While the GS 350 recently got an update in the form of a new Aisin 8-speed
automatic, the GS 450h continues with just a minor software update. This
means under the hood you will find the same direct-injection 3.5L
Atkinson-cycle V6 engine and RWD hybrid transmission that launched in 2011.
Combined with a 1.9 kWh NiMH battery pack in the trunk the system is good
for 338 combined horsepower, 286 of which
come from the gasoline engine. This is essentially the same engine found in
the Highlander and RX hybrids, but the transmission is more similar to what
Lexus uses in the LS 600hL. The unit combines the two motor/generator units
with a 2-speed planetary gearset to improve efficiency at high speeds (as
in on the Autobahn) but without the AWD system standard in the LS 600hL.
The 2014 software update improves "sportiness" in sport mode and now
imitates an 8-speed automatic instead of a 6-speed. While 338 horsepower compares well
with the 6-cylinder competition, the GS 450h has the unenviable task of
trying to be both the most efficient GS and the performance version as
well. For reasons nobody knows, the more efficient GS 300h which uses a
2.5L four-cylinder engine is not sold in America.
By design, the Lexus hybrid system is very different from the competition.
The two motor/generator units and the electrical circuitry combine with a
single planetary gearsest to "act" as a continuously variable transmission.
This setup allows the drivetrain to act as a serial hybrid (kind of),
parallel hybrid, electric generator, or a pure EV at low speeds. In
contrast Mercedes, BMW and Infiniti combine a traditional transmission with
a single electric motor that replaces the torque converter. Transitions
between electric and gasoline drive modes in these systems aren't as smooth
as the Lexus system because of the clutch packs involved in reconnecting
the engine. Meanwhile Acura combines a dual-clutch robotic manual
transmission with a twin-motor pack in the rear for the only AWD hybrid
luxury sedan in this category.
Of course the primary reason for buying a hybrid is to save on gas. Right?
Maybe. With a 29 MPG City, 34 MPG Highway and 31 MPG combined rating
there's no doubt that the GS 450h is a fuel sipping 338 horsepower luxury sedan.
However at more than $10,000 more expensive than a similarly equipped GS
350 it would take you more than 20 years to "save money." We did average an
excellent 31.5 MPG over 800 miles with the GS hybrid, a notable improvement
over the Infiniti hybrid and the short time I spent in the RLX hybrid.
Although we haven't extensively tested the BMW and Mercedes hybrids yet,
brief spins in both indicate they will slot in under the GS. There's one
more problem for the GS: Mercedes' new E250 diesel. No, it's not a speed
daemon, but at 34 mpg combined it not only makes up for the higher cost of
diesel with the higher fuel economy, it starts around $9,000 less than a GS
450h as well.
2014 Cadillac CTS Vsport vs 2013 Lexus GS350 F Sport! - Head 2 Head Ep. 45
The 2013 Lexus GS F Sport has taken down the likes of the BMW 535i, Audi A6
and Infiniti M37 in previous comparisons, and is our reigning king of the
luxury performance sedan segment. The new 2014 Cadillac CTS Vsport brings
two turbos, over 100 more horsepower, and a history of
excellent track-day capability to the table, but weighs over 100 lbs. more
than the Lexus. Can the light, balanced, and nimble Lexus hold its own
against the American powerhouse Cadillac CTS V Sport? On this episode of
Head 2 Head, Jonny Lieberman takes both cars to the testing grounds, canyon
roads, and finally the racetrack to find out.
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