Opel Astra GTC
Mit größerer Spur, längerem Radstand und mehr PS will Opel sportlich
ambitionierte Fahrer für seinen werksgetunten Astra begeistern. Aber nicht
ohne Nutzwert: Einen recht geräumigen Kofferaum gibts dazu.
Neu: smart electric drive
Oft angekündigt und jetzt Realität: Der smart befördert nun auch den
privaten Endkunden elektrisch. Wir haben den City-Stromer der dritten
BMW Motorrad Days 2012
Die zwölfte Auflage der BMW Motorrad Days vom 6. bis 8. Juli 2012. Rund
35.000 Besucher aus allen Kontinenten kamen zum weltweit größten Treffen
von BMW Motorrad und Husqvarna Motorcycles nach Garmisch-Partenkirchen.
Schon am Donnerstagabend stimmten sich viele Biker am BMW Museum in
München bei der Warmup-Party auf ein tolles Wochenende am Fuß des
Der neue Audi A6 (2015)
Was ist eigentlich neu am neuen Audi A6? Von außen fast nichts. Wesentlich
mehr hat sich unter der Motorhaube getan. Drei Benziner von 190 bis 333 PS
und fünf Diesel mit einer Bandbreite von 150 bis 320 PS stehen für den A6
Optimiert und mit schnelleren Prozessoren ausgestattet hat Audi das
optionale Bord-Infosystem MMI Plus. Mit dem neuen Rechner zeigt das Navi
doppelt so schnell das Ziel. Zwischen Tacho und Drehzahlmesser stehen in
der besten Ausführung auf einem sieben-Zoll-Display alle relevanten Infos
zum Fahrzeug zur Verfügung.
Audi A4 Allroad vs. VW Passat Alltrack OFFROAD
In October 2010 Volkswagen presented at the 2010 Tokyo Motor Show the
Passat Alltrack. The Passat Alltrack bridges the gap between the passenger
VW range and the SUV range comprising the Tiguan and Touareg.
The Passat Alltrack has raised ground clearance from 135 to 165 mm which
improves approach angle from 13.5 to 16 degrees, departure angle from 11.9
to 13.6 degrees and ramp angle from 9.5 to 12.8 degrees when compared to
the standard Passat wagon. Passat Alltrack is the only VW in the passenger
range to offer 4Motion with off road driving programme, the off road system
works in conjunction with the ABS, electronic differential lock (EDL), DSG
& hill descent assist system to control the vehicle in an off road
The engine range of the Passat Alltrack consists of two 2.0L TDI with
outputs of 103 kW/140 hp & 125 kW/170 hp and two petrol engines, 1.8L
producing 118 kW/160 hp and 2.0L TSI producing 155 kW/207 hp. The TDI
models come standard with BlueMotion Technology packages with Stop/Start
system and battery regeneration mode for recovering braking energy. The two
lesser powered engine variants 2.0L TDI and 1.8L TSI are only available in
front wheel drive format with a manual 6 speed transmission. The rest of
the range with 4Motion has a 6 speed DSG automated manual transmission,
except the 2.0L TDI with 103 kW/140 hp has an option of 6 speed manual.
In 2012 at the New York Auto Show, VW showed a Passat Alltrack with 2.0L
TDI 125 kW/170 hp under Alltrack Concept nameplate to gauge response for a
future market in the offroad wagon segment.
Audi released the first official pictures of the B8 series A4 in August
2007, and unveiled the car to the public at the September 2007 Frankfurt
Motor Show. Saloon/sedan and Avant (estate/wagon) models are offered. The
Avant was unveiled to the public at the March 2008 Geneva Motor Show.
The B8 A4 is built on a variant of the Audi Modular Longitudinal Platform,
a platform which is also used in the Audi A5 coupé. Whilst prior A4
chassis were limited in wheelbase due to the relationship between the
engine, transmission and front axle, the MLP allows for a reduced front
overhang, resulting in a greater wheelbase length without the same increase
in overall length. This effectively redistributes the centre of gravity
slightly rearwards, improving handling by better balancing vehicle mass
between the front and rear axles. The estimated static front:rear weight
ratio of the B8 A4 is approximately 55:45, depending on body style and
engine. The relocation of the steering rack in front of the axle also
improves handling over previous A4 platforms.
The B8 A4 has increased in wheelbase by 160 millimetres (6.3 in) and in
length by 117 millimetres (4.6 in) over the prior B7, which has allowed for
increased rear seating legroom. Although the overall dimensions have
increased, the kerb weight has dropped some 10%. The boot (trunk) has also
increased to 480 litres (17.0 cu ft) for the saloon (sedan) version. The A4
Avant will have a maximum capacity of 1,430 L (50.5 cu ft) with the rear
seats folded down.
Reception has been mixed, with praise for the Audi A4's increased size,
giving it best-in-class rear legroom and trunk space in the compact
executive car segment. Its inline-4 2.0 TFSI engine, while efficient
providing plenty of torque, was considered lacking and less refined
compared to 6-cylinder engines of lighter rivals who posted faster acceleration times. However, the Audi
S4 sports sedan has been well-received for its V6 3.0 TFSI engine's power
The B8 A4 was facelifted in early 2012, and is on sale now.
Trying to break an Audi allroad in half
So I go away for what I thought was a relaxing Easter weekend on a farm in
the Cederberg with some friends. Turns out the farmer is a 4x4 buff and has
laid out a challenging technical course... He was very keen to see what my
allroad could do - and so was I!
Unfortunately I was too busy driving and trying to keep up with him to get
much footage, but for this obstacle I asked the farmer's neighbour to video
me going into and out of a ditch to test suspension and traction control...
I struggled on some of the slow steep sandy sections (wrong tyres!) but was
pleased a couple of days later when he had some visitors from the Cape Town
Landrover Club - and they couldn't do those sections either!
Well I did read somewhere that the Audi allroad is the only all-wheel drive
"softroader" that has successfully completed the Landrover proving grounds
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The Audi A6 Allroad Quattro takes the latest-generation Audi A6 Avant and
gives it the off-road treatment. A 15mm increase in ride height allows
greater approach and departure angles, while wheel arch cladding
distinguishes it visually from the Audi A6 Avant on which it's based.
There's adjustable air suspension standard across the range as well as
specially tuned ESP and underbody armour. There are three diesels and one
petrol variant, starting with the 201bhp 3.0-litre diesel, a 242bhp
3.0-litre diesel (expected to make up 86 per cent of sales) and a 306bhp
3.0-litre turbocharged petrol. All of
these engines are mated to a seven-speed S tronic transmission. The most
potent of the range is the 309bhp 3.0-litre BiTDI twin-turbo V6 diesel and it's the only motor to use the
new eight-speed transmission.
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Knokke-Heist: Audi RS6 Avant C7, LP560-4 Gallardo, GranTurismo S & More!
Here is another awesome supercar compilation from cars I've filmed in
Knokke-Heist. It's a wonderful city where you can see so many great
supercars driving around. The supercars in this video are the recorded the
Here is a list of supercars you will see:
- BMW M6 F12 Coupe
- Maserati Quattroporte GTS
- Maserati GranTurismo S
- Aston Martin DBS
- Audi RS6 Avant C7
- Ferrari 360 Spider
- Ferrari F430 Coupe
- Lamborghini Gallardo LP560-4
- Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG Estate
- Porsche 991 Carrera S Convertible
- AC Cobra
- Audi R8
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Audi: The quattro principle
quattro four-wheel drive enjoys a lengthy tradition. The principle involves
distributing the engine's power permanently and optimally between all four
2013 Audi Allroad vs Lexus RX 350 Off-Road Mashup Drive & Review
( http://www.TFLcar.com ) Let's face it the 2013 Audi Allroad and the
Lexus RX 350 will spend more time traversing American shopping mall parking
lots than bouncing over boulders in the great outdoors. But the Audi is
called an Allroad and the Lexus has a locking differential so perhaps these
vehicles can venture off-road. we decided to find out in this TFLcar
Off-Road Mashup Drive & Review. Which of the two is the most off-road
worthy and which of the two should you buy if you happen to cross shop the
two modern vehicles.