2012 Cadillac CTS versus Infiniti M56x All-Wheel-Drive Mashup Review
( http://www.TFLcar.com ) The 2012 Cadillac CTS Sport wagon and the Infiniti M56 both come with all-wheel-drive. The Cadillac's Borg Warner system "uses sophisticated controls and algorithms to augment vehicle handling and traction by optimally using grip at both the front and rear wheels," according to Cadillac. It can shift up to 100% of available torque to the front axle if needed. The 2012 Infiniti's M56x All-Wheel-Drive system is designed "specifically for a front engine/rear-wheel drive biased setup. 0 to 50 percent of the power can be sent to the front wheels for better control. The active brake limited slip differential can shift power side to side. The system uses an advanced torque split control strategy that automatically redistributes torque to the wheels (0:100 up to 50:50 front to rear) according to road and driving conditions." according to Infiniti. So which is better up Lick Skillet Road (America's steepest country road) when it's muddy, wet and slick? Watch the video to find out in this All-wheel-drive mashup review.
2012 Mazda2 versus Infiniti FX50 0-60-0 MPH Performance Mashup Test
( http://www.TFLcar.com ) The 2012 Mazda 2 and the 2012 Infiniti FX50 have very little in common except for perhaps interior volume. In fact the two vehicles are about $50,000 apart when it comes to price. The Mazda 2 in this video has a sticker price of of around $17K while the Infiniti FX50 is just about $66K. So the question we wanted to answer was just how much more performance can do you get for your extra $50,000 USD. To find out we put the cars to the test to see how fast they go from 0-60 MPH and perhaps more importantly how far many feet it takes them to run from 0-60-0 MPH. If you are curious about the results. Check out the video.
Electric cars comparison : BMW i8 v Holden Volt v Mitsubishi PHEV v Nissan Leaf v Toyota Prius
http://www.caradvice.com.au/327127/?yt_desc - Read the article here. Dan and Tegan put five classes of electric vehicles to the test - ranging from compact city cars, to the new BMW i8 sports car. The Toyota Prius has been the standard in hybrid motoring for the past decade, but now there are plenty of choices for buyers. Drivers now have a choice for electric power in a multitude of segments. For the test, Dan and Tegan have charged all the cars and will run them all on the same course to see what kind of range each car gets. The Toyota Prius is the only car on test that cannot be plugged in. The electric motor is charged by the regenerative braking system and operates as an EV at speeds under 50km/h. The Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV has a petrol motor driving the front wheels and an electric motor driving the rear wheels. The petrol motor cuts in under stronger acceleration. The Holden Volt (sold as the Chevrolet Volt and Opel Ampera in other markets) will use its electric power until charge is depleted, the petrol motor operating as charger and range extender. Performance is much more impressive than the other petrol / electric derivatives. The Nissan Leaf is entirely electric and has no petrol backup. The range is longer than the other hybrid cars, but you need to make sure you don't run the battery flat - and it takes 8-hours to charge. The BMW i8 also has an electric motor driving the front wheels and a petrol engine driving the rear - providing AWD performance. The i8 isn't as economical as other hybrids, but is more economical than a comparable sports car. It out performs all the other EV cars on test in both speed and fun! While all cars have their plus and minus points, buyers now have economical hybrid options in all main car categories.
Why Top Gear is wrong about the Nissan Leaf
Top Gear recently gave a less than favourable review of the Nissan Leaf. Jeremy Clarkson took the mick out of the Leaf, all for entertainment value of course. I think he's missed a trick or two in his assessment. In this video you'll hear about the reality of driving a leaf 500 miles a week, how little it costs, and why this is one hell of a car. And all this from someone who is shelling out his own hard earned cash to drive one. I'm no tree hugger, but I can spot a bargain when I see one.