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Nissan Navara ST-X Series 4

Nissan Navara ST-X Series 4
Nissan Australia (NA) introduced a pick-up double cab (D-Cab) Navara ST-X Series 4 for the market in the country, which increased steadily. NA management reports, as quoted autoevolution.com (24/3/2010).

In terms of appearance (exterior) no significant changes, except power turbo diesel engine capacity was increased to a 2.5 L 140 kW with 250 Nm of torque. Plus, safety features including ESP.

Still racing around the kitchen, the changes are also made on the direct injection system (direct injection system), which previously operated with a 1800 bar, now a 2000 bass. Including engine cylinder head design with parallel ports.

Combination of test results, utility vehicle with manual transmission version of the 6-level acceleration, fuel consumption reached 8.5 liters per 100 km. 1.3 liter means more efficient than before. The automatic transmission was a 5-speed to produce 9.0 liters per 100 km, is also more efficient than ever that consume 10 liters per 100 km. Added, CO2 emissions are also lower.

“With increasing energy, the rider can make smile Navara ST-X. Not only was I increased, but also inputs, especially fuel consumption. Also, reduced emissions,” said NA management that was read.

On the inside Navara ST-X was added as a new switchgear, lining doors, and seat fabric. Other features, standard ESP, brake assist, EDB, 17-inch rim, the main lights can be controlled, AWD mode selection, and 4-channel utili-track.


Crash Test Dummy . . . Me.

I had our long-term BMW 335d over the weekend, and on Saturday decided to take a longish drive out to explore a SoCal air museum. Along the way, I was marveling at the car’s twin-turbo, direct-injection diesel six, its 425 pound-feet of torque making highway passing and hill-climbing simply effortless—even under relatively hard acceleration, the automatic didn’t bother shifting any more once it reached sixth. It’s a magnificent powerplant, that diesel, and definitely the engine I’d choose if buying a regular 3-Series.

Anyway, just short of my destination, I was stopped at a red light, tinkering with the audio system and trying to find that song about the—

Ka-bam! Somebody had either just hit me in the back of the head with a baseball bat, or my driver’s seat had just exploded. For three or four seconds I was confused; the noise and the violence of the blow had temporarily short-circuited my neural system. When my brain rebooted, I looked up in the rear-view mirror. There was a VW Jetta, hood jackknifed upward. I’d been rear-ended. Hard.

In a state of shock and still dazed by the blast—that’s really what it felt like—I began a quick triage routine, first checking that all my bits and pieces were still intact, then observing my face in the mirror to see if I’d hit anything (apparently, I hadn’t). The BMW was still running, so as the Jetta driver eased around me and pulled over, I’ll pulled off the road behind him.

The driver’s door of the VW opened. Out climbed a teenaged kid, barefoot, in T-shirt and shorts, hands in the air. “Man, I didn’t even see you,” he said. “I had my head down.” Probably looking for your shoes, I thought.

The kid had driven right into the back of the BMW doing at least 30 mph. I never heard any tire squeal or other sign that he’d attempted to stop. Just the gentle thrum of the diesel engine one moment, then an explosion of sound and stars in my eyes. The 335d took the impact remarkably well; it was still drivable, and the rear glass was intact. It’ll need a new trunk lid and rear end, and possibly some supporting bits underneath, but it didn’t fold up like a chewing-gum wrapper. The kid’s Jetta, the lighter of the two, didn’t fare so well. The entire front end had stepped backward a few inches, the hood was folded, and the radiator was likely damaged. It still ran, though—at least enough to get the kid the half-mile back to his house.

Neither of us appeared to be hurt, though today, two days after the wreck, my back is sore and my neck is throbbing. (And, no, unless for some unexpected reason I begin experiencing a lot of additional pain, I have no plans to sue.) What I realized, though, was that the instant of the impact must be how it feels to die. You’ve taken a “dangerous” flight in a U.S. Navy Blue Angels F/A-18 Hornet only weeks before, and now you’re “safely” minding your own business at a stoplight, looking for a favorite song on the radio, when with no warning whatsoever there’s a huge bang! and the lights go out. Had it been a side impact, at only slightly higher speed, my lights could’ve gone out forever. As it was, I was damn lucky. Lucky, too, to be securely belted into a sturdy BMW.

Normally, I keep my head on a swivel even at stoplights; I watch the rearview mirror and mentally “stop” the driver behind me. More than once in my driving career, I’ve had to squirt forward at the last moment to avoid being rear-ended. This time my mind was on music and my coming visit with old airplanes. And, as I sat motionless in a cloud of false security and distraction, the odds caught up with me.

When operating moving machines, especially big and fast ones like cars and airplanes, inattentiveness simply isn’t allowable. The kid who hit me failed epically, as many young and/or stupid drivers do. He’s alive to drive again, though, and with luck he won’t be so careless from now on. I count myself fortunate, too. It won’t be so easy to get me to take my head off its swivel again.

Source : blogs.motortrend.com/6524695/editorial/crash-test-dummy-me/index.html

Mazda6 produce 175 PS

This 4-cylinder car produced 172 PS @ 6.000 rpm, 5-speed transmission otomatic called Mazda ‘Activematic’.

Mazda6 is equipped with ABS, EBD (electronic brake distribution), brake assist, traction control and DSC (dynamic stability control).

Paddle Shifts. In addition to using a stick with the transmission gate in the center console, Mazda6 also be operated manually. In fact, if the drivers want to add or reduce power or energy rounds (decrease fuel) by simply operating the “paddle shifts” that are placed in the right fingers and left wheel.

On the front of the paddle shift is written, “Down”. When the car go faster and a shift paddel “Down” is pressed, then at some energy and acceleration slowed down.

Then, when the paddle shifts on the back of “Down” is pressed to the front with the index finger, cycles increased, increases energy and also the car accelerated quickly. This feature is very easy for drivers to select the driving conditions: more relaxed or quickly to reduce fuel without touching the drive.

New generation of the BMW Z4

(picture from okezone)

Munich – German auto, BMW re-introduce the newest series Z roadster, Z4. This car will reportedly be displayed in the exhibition Detroit Auto Show in January next year.

BMW Z4 appear with a body design that is more aggressive, and draw the line firmly underline the sporty impression. Just look at the appearance of two new Grill designed. Front bumper of a bend in the middle of the face, with the combination of light taper, the radiating aura of a sports car.

In the background also receive improvements. Design stop Lamp and rear bumper made up aggressively. However, the most colorful is the roof that can open-close only in the time just 20 seconds.

Meanwhile, the kitchen pacemaker trusted 2.5 liter six-cylinder line that can produce 204 hp power. This energy flowed through the six-speed level that is set automatically. BMW also provides variants of 3.0 liters, which can produce 258 hp, with maximum Torque 228 lb-ft.

When you feel less forceful, please select which has a capacity of 3.0 liter engine twin turbo. this machine is able to produce up to 306 hp power, capable of acceleration 0-100 km / h in only 5.2 seconds of time.

Interior Z4 made nuanced blend of black and white, which is equipped on some wood accents the instrument panel. Looks sporty but very comfortable to be in a relatively long time. BMW will be planned to start producing cars in 2010.

Ford Focus RS 2009

Even more storm difficulties at the funds, launching the Ford Focus RS 2009. Interestingly, Ford produced a few months after the concept was first displayed at the British Motor Show.

From the point of view, hatchback car has some differences with the previous generation Focus. Looks more sporty exterior gril colour with black and underneath the big air cavity.

On the back, wing adopted from the rally car, only smaller size. Sure, there are at the bottom of the diffuser the left and right ends of mind muffler. A view supported by the more gallant fourth wheel rim using 19 inches.

Meanwhile, interior, the effect of sport sedan is very thick front seats with the second semi-backet from Recaro, plus the panel in the dashboard of carbon fiber and aluminum rod drive.

How do the engine ? Ford Focus RS this motorized 5-cylinder 2500 cc terbocharged equipped and have maximum energy 296 dk. From the results of the tests, the maximum speed can reach 257 km / hour. And for acceleration from 0 to 100 km / hour applied only 5.9 seconds.

Shows a sports car, the Focus is also slid limited-differential, sport suspension and given the braking devices are qualified, considering the energy of the car.

For the UK, 2009 Focus RS has received orders of around 1,500 units and a unit price of around Rp 400 million (25,000 pound with the exchange rate of Rp 16,000).

picture from AUTOEXPRESS.CO.UK

Lamborghini Murcielago Motorsport

The Lamborghini Murcielago R-GT is a race-only version of the Murci?lago, developed jointly with Reiter Engineering and Audi Sport. It has rear-wheel drive unlike the standard Murci?lago to comply with the FIA, ACO, and JAF rules. The car retains the standard Murci?lago V12, but has air restrictors to manage power. Its acceleration and top speed are highly dependent on the gearing selected for a particular race track.

In March 2006 at the Super GT Suzuka 500 km, a Murcielago R-GT specifically built for Super GT (and rebadged RG-1) for the Japanese Lamborghini Owners Club (JLOC) recorded the first win ever for a Murcielago when they earned a win in the GT300 class. In March 2007 in the FIA GT Championship, the All-Inkl.com Racing Murci?lago won the Zhuhai 2 Hours.

In December 2006, Reiter Engineering tested an upgraded Murcielago R-GT LM, featuring redesigned body work and a new rear wing with less drag.