Archives for December 2009

BMW Concept ActiveE

Posted on Thursday, December 17, 2009

On a motor show in Detroit company BMW will present new concept – it is a question about car with an electric motor which has received name Concept ActiveE. And, in this case it is a question not of a hybrid, namely about an electropenalty which can be recharged from the electric socket connection. Heads BMW assure that in Detroit will be shown not simply concept, and car almost ready to a batch production by which will start to do by small circulation already in the near future. So, these cars become means of transportation of participants of Olympic games of 2012 (company BMW became one of the main sponsors of this action).

The electromotor established for this car gives out 170 h.p., and energy the power unit will receive from two litievo-ionic accumulators (one will be located on a place of a fuel tank, and another under a cowl). Stocks of accumulators should suffice on 160 km of a way. For an electromobile this quite decent distance.

However BMW 1-series Concept ActiveE will differ not only zero blowout of harmful substances in atmosphere, but also quite good dynamics. So, 0-60 km/h the car can be dispersed for 4,5 sec, and about 0-100 km/h less than for 9 sec. As to the maximum speed it will be limited at level of 144 km/h – if go faster accumulators will be discharged very quickly.

Comments (0)

Volkswagen Amarok

Posted on Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Volkswagen has presented model, which new corporate style especially to the person – utilitarian pickup Amarok. As designers speak, in work over Amarok the basic thrust block has been made on horizontal lines, logical construction of surfaces, accuracy.

In photos you see the car in complete set Trendline: at it bodies painted in colour bumpers, mirrors and door handles. At the base version these elements from unpainted plastic, and a wheel the steel stamped. Is and on the contrary, more expensive version Highline, different the chromeplated decor. While the model is offered only in a variant with a double cabin and four doors. The unary cabin will appear in first half of 2011. Variants of equipment set: interested persons will save to twist window regulators manually, the automatic climate control, an inner trim a skin, a high-quality audiosystem more richly is offered to clients.

Engines diesel, with a double turbo-supercharging: one of them 2-litre capacity of 162 h.p., the second develops 122 h.p. the Gear box – only manual 6-step. And variants of a drive gear two, both 4х4, but in the first case constant, in the second the disconnected.

It is developed Amarok in Germany, and it will be made at factory VW in Argentina, in the city of Buenos Aires. The key markets – the South America, Southern Africa, Australia, however the company counts and on success of a novelty in Europe.

Comments (0)

Photos from our Flickr stream

Mud tires are perfect for those treacherous terrains. Learning about the different tire brands and sizes is important for any and all drivers.