► 2012 Porsche Panamera TURBO S (550 hp) on the road
The new Panamera turbo S is a unique combination of performance and efficiency, driving dynamics and comfort. The 4.8 litre, V8 biturbo charged engine delivers 550 hp (410 kW), ten percent or 50 hp (37 kW) more than the already very powerful engine in the Panamera turbo. By the same token, the torque also increases from 700 to 750 Nm. In the "Sport" and "Sport Plus" mode of the standard Sport Chrono Package turbo and during kick-down in normal mode, the eight cylinder engine delivers fully 800 Nm with the so-called overBoost function.
The power pack is behind the new top-of-the-range Panamera's record sprint times. Thanks to Launch Control, 100 km/h (62 mph) is reached in 3.8 seconds; the top speed is 306 km/h (191 mph). Despite the increased performance, fuel consumption remains at the moderate level of the Panamera turbo -- yet another example of "Porsche Intelligent Performance". In the NEDC the Gran Turismo covers 100 kilometres (62 miles) on 11.5 litres of fuel. Fuel consumption falls to 11.3 litres per 100 km (25 mpg imp.) when fitted with the 19 inch, all-season tyres with optimised rolling resistance developed for the Panamera by Michelin.
The increased performance compared with the Panamera turbo can be attributed to two main enhancements: Improved turbochargers with titanium-aluminium turbine wheels and modified engine control. The use of the innovative titanium-aluminium alloy reduces the weight of the turbine and compressor wheel. This results in a lower moment of inertia and thus in improved and more agile engine responsiveness.
Even for a top luxury class model, Porsche's new top-of-the-range Panamera boasts an extraordinarily comprehensive equipment level. In keeping with the sporty concept of the high-performance Panamera, it features the most important driving dynamics control systems as standard. For example, Porsche Dynamic Chassis Control (PDCC), an active roll stabilisation system, nips in the bud the vehicle's tendency to lean when cornering, thus enhancing agility and comfort in equal measure. Porsche Torque Vectoring Plus (PTV Plus) applies a variable torque split to the rear wheels combined with an electronically controlled rear differential lock, thus ensuring superior traction and therefore greater agility in every driving situation. The steering system uses the speed-dependent Servotronic. The Sport Chrono Package turbo, which tunes the suspension and power unit, making them even sportier by pressing the additional "Sport Plus" button, is also fitted as standard, as is the sports Exhaust system for an even more emotional engine sound.
The sporty character of the new Panamera turbo S is apparent not just in its performance but is also reflected on the exterior. The 20-inch turbo II wheels with increased rear axle track width, side skirts from the Porsche Exclusive range and the adaptive extending four-way rear spoiler in the exterior colour ensure particularly sporty performance and look. The fusion of exclusivity and sportiness is conveyed in the interior by the bi-colour leather finish, fitted as standard. The new combination of black/cream is offered exclusively for the new Panamera turbo S with agate grey/cream also being added as an exclusive combination from the autumn.
The Panamera turbo S costs 167,076 euro in Germany, including VAT and country-specific equipment. Deliveries start in June 2011.
► 2012 Porsche 918 RSR Hybrid 767 hp
Porsche unveiled the 918 RSR hybrid race car, which boasts peak performance
of 767 horsepower
at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit. The 918 RSR is an
evolution of the 911 GT3 R and the 918 Spyder hybrid concepts last year.
The 918 RSR is powered by the 563 hp. V-8 from the RS Spyder racer and has
electric motor on each of the front wheels that provide 75 kilowatts each
for a total net horsepower of 767 at peak.
Regenerative braking creates the electric power, which is stored with a
► 2012 Scion iQ
Scion announced today that its 2012 iQ premium micro-subcompact will begin
arriving in dealerships this October. The Scion iQ is only 10 feet long yet
seats four people, making it the world's smallest four-seater.
Meeting the needs of a new trendsetting generation of urban drivers, the iQ
succeeds at taking big ideas and concentrating them into a small package.
Made possible by intelligent and functional packaging, the iQ is a small
car that offers the functionality and comfort that drivers expect from a
car twice its size.
The 2012 iQ is equipped with a 1.3-liter, four-cylinder engine that
produces 94 horsepower and 89 lb.-ft of
torque. It features the latest dual VVT-i, which allows the engine to be
efficient, providing a broader powerband yet requiring less fuel and
generating fewer emissions.
The 2012 Scion iQ will begin arriving at dealerships on the west coast
starting this October. The car will be available in other regions of the
country beginning in early 2012. The Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price
(MSRP) for the 2012 iQ is $15,265. The delivery, processing and handling
(DPH) fee for all Scion models is $730 and is not included in the MSRP. DPH
fee for vehicles distributed by Southeast Toyota (SET) and Gulf States
Toyota (GST) may vary.
► Chrysler 300 SRT8 (2012) on the track
The Street and Racing Technology (SRT) performance engineering team builds
upon the all-new 2011 Chrysler 300 sedan already executed for a world-class
luxury experience, to deliver Chrysler's most powerful and best handling
Performance numbers include 0-60 mph acceleration in the high 4-second
range; quarter mile in high 12-second range; 0-100-0 mph in less than 16
seconds, top speed of 175 mph and stopping power from 60-0 mph in 120 feet.
The return of the 300 SRT8 to the Chrysler lineup in 2012 evokes a strong
comparison to the original high-performance production car of its time --
the 1955 Chrysler 300. Known for simple, strong lines, excellent
engineering, high levels of luxury and outstanding performance with the
first modern American V-8 engine to produce 300 horsepower, the first
Chrysler 300 (C-300) was styled by Virgil Exner, who radically redesigned
the entire Chrysler line and created what they called "The Forward Look" in
1955. Without much chrome on the sides, his designs were simple, but
strong. Exner is credited with creating the illusion of fast, forward
Under the hood of the 2012 Chrysler 300 SRT8, the new 6.4-liter HEMI® V-8
makes its debut in the Chrysler brand product lineup delivering 470 horsepower (351 kW) and
470 (637 N•m) lb.-ft. of torque, up 45 horsepower and 50 lb.-ft.
over the 6.1-liter HEMI V-8 it replaces.
The improved torque output -- including an additional 80 lb.-ft. at 2,900
rpm -- allows for inspired standing starts and improved straight-line
performance while new, performance-tuned motor mounts improve idle
stability and ride control at any speed. An active intake manifold and
high-lift camshaft with cam phasing provides maximum low-end torque while
optimizing high-end power.
► 2012 Dodge Ram Cargo Van
The Ram Cargo Van -- or Ram C/V -- features solid sliding door and rear
quarter window and backlight privacy panels in place of clear glass
windows. However, buyers have the option of equipping their Ram C/V with
several combinations of solid and glass panels, including a choice of solid
or glass backlight.
At the heart of the 2012 Ram Cargo Van is new, 3.6-liter Pentastar V-6
engine mated to a smooth-shifting six-speed automatic transaxle. The
Pentastar V-6 is a high-tech, high-performing engine with variable valve
timing that hits the sweet spot between power and efficiency. It delivers
best-in-class horsepower (283) and torque
(260 lb.-ft.) without sacrificing fuel economy.
The Ram C/V also features a new driver-selectable fuel economizer mode.
Drivers can change the transaxle shift schedule with a flip of a switch to
maximize their fuel economy.
In addition, a rear spoiler and reduced brake caliper and rear bearing drag
all contribute to Ram Cargo Van's class-leading aerodynamics and excellent
The 2012 Ram Cargo Van is available in four paint colors: Bright Silver
Metallic, Brilliant Black Crystal Pearl, Stone White and True Blue Pearl.
Ram Cargo Van options include an engine block heater, media center with 30
GB hard drive and 6.5-inch touch-screen display, audio jack input for
mobile devices, Garmin® navigation system, ParkView® back-up camera, a
Mopar® cargo compartment floor mat, Mopar exterior vinyl window shading, a
Mopar full-width cargo divider, power eight-way driver's seat with lumbar
adjust, front and rear power windows, security alarm, Sirius Satellite
Radio and Uconnect handsfree voice command with Bluetooth®, remote USB
port, rearview auto-dim mirror, steering-wheel-mounted audio controls, rear
window defroster, rear window wiper and washer and supplemental side
The 2012 Ram Cargo Van will be built at the Chrysler Group Windsor
(Ontario) Assembly Plant and will go on sale third quarter 2011. The Ram
Cargo Van will replace the Dodge Grand Caravan C/V in the Chrysler Group's
product lineup. Pricing will be announced closer to launch.
Porsche Panamera Techart GrandGT 580 PS roadtest (English subtitled)
Geloof het of niet, er zijn mensen die een standaard Panamera een saaie
auto vinden. Gelukkig biedt het Duitse Techart een oplossing. Zoals bijna
elk Porsche-model kan je ook je Panamera door het tuningbedrijf onder
handen laten nemen. Het resultaat is, eeh... Apart. En oh ja, natuurlijk is
extra power altijd welkom, dus heeft de Grand GT zoals Techart hem noemt,
580 pk. Goed voor een sprint van 3,7 seconden naar 100 km/h.
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Porsche Panamera S Hybrid review - Auto Express
It's a car that's broken new ground in more ways than one. Not only is the
Porsche Panamera the firm's first four-door grand tourer, but now, with the
introduction of the Panamera S Hybrid, it's also the most fuel-efficient
model the firm has ever produced.
Capable of 41.5mpg and emitting only 159g/km of CO2, this Panamera is --
unbelievably -- more economical and cleaner than a VW Passat 1.8 TSI
petrol. Yet it still delivers the kind of performance you'd expect from a
Porsche. It can sprint from 0-62mph in only six seconds, while top speed is