BMW K 1600 GT and K 1600 GTL


BMW has unveiled today the new K 1600 GT and K 1600 GTL. motorcycles that come with a supreme, impressive and equally distinctive appearance, creating a desire to travel at first sight.


The two models are powered by a new 6-cylinder in-line engine that develops a total of 160 HP and a maximum torque of 175 NM. The rider of the K 1600 models has three different engine characteristics directly available at the press of a button at the right-hand end of the handlebars so as to be able to adapt to different uses such as touring on the road, riding on wet surfaces and sporty, dynamic motorcycling - the modes "Rain", "Road" and "Dynamic".



The K 1600 GT is has a very extensive range of standard features ex works consisting of xenon headlamps, heated grips and seat, cruise control and on-board computer. In the K 1600 GT, the body colours of Light Grey metallic and Vermilion Red metallic create a fascinating contrast with the frame and wheels in Ostra Grey and the engine in Platinum metallic matte.


Citreon DS5 2012 - Shanghai Motor Show


This time Citroen really push up..with the all new DS5, at the Shanghai motor show. From the back, we can see the perfect combination of DS3. DS5 combines ground-breaking style, rewarding driving dynamics and exceptional refinement with innovative engineering solutions.

DS5 is the first Citroen model to feature HYbrid4 diesel technology, providing enhanced performance and class leading environmental credentials. The advanced Hybrid4 delivers 200bhp; four-wheel drive capability; emission-free electric power for the city; and an acceleration boost function for the open road with total CO2 emissions of just 99g/km.



Inside, the cabin reflect a modern expression and driving pleasure. Flowing lines, a sleek profile and muscular wheel arches which wrap themselves around the large (16" to 19") alloy wheels, give DS5 an undoubted air of refined confidence.



Citro├źn DS5 will be soon productive in the famous Peugeot factory in Sochaux, while marketing is scheduled for early 2012.

Honda CR-Z Mugen Hybrid




Honda CR-Z Sport hybrid 2011 is absolutely super performance with big power boost as well as suspension and brakes performance.

Although Honda has unveiled the CR-Z equipped with MUGEN accessories, Honda only plans on producing 300 complete kits for the 2011 CR-Z. The package includes: a full MUGEN body kit; a front grille; a rear wing spoiler; 17-inch "XJ" aluminum wheels; sport mats; a unique black aluminum shift knob and a billet aluminum oil-filler cap.



"With the CR-Z sport hybrid coupe, drivers can achieve the great efficiency of a hybrid car without giving up the fun that many demand from a sporty car," said Bruce Smith, vice president of Parts Operations for American Honda Motor Co., Inc. "The combination of greener practicality with style and fun makes this vehicle a perfect fit for young, environmentally conscious buyers looking to further personalize their cars."

Peugeot RCZ officially launched in Malaysia


RCZ sport coupe Voted the most beautiful car of the year at the 25th International Automobile Festival, the RCZ features avant-garde styling and sexy proportions that introduces a new dynamic design from the French car maker.

While the front bears the familiar Peugeot “gaping mouth grille,” the RCZ features a low slung appearance with a distinctive double bubble roof and rear windscreen styling framed by two aluminium arches.

Inside, the RCZ gets premium Nappa leather upholstery while the fascia panel comes with chrome-ring dials to immerse the driver in a sporty ambience.

Besides the looks, the RCZ’s rigid body and wide track offers exceptional road holding.




It also gets an innovative active bonnet system with a pyrotechnic system that raises the bonnet’s hinges by 55mm in 0.1 second during a frontal collision to provide pedestrian protection. At the rear is an active spoiler that automatically deploys at higher speeds to increase downforce for better stability.

The active rear spoiler is capable of deploying in two positions based on the speed of the car to ensure ideal balance between fuel consumption and road holding. Available in two variants, the six-speed automatic comes with an on-the-road-price of RM218,888 and features a 1.6-litre turbocharged engine that produces 156bhp and 240Nm of torque. The six-speed manual priced at RM223,888, delivers more performance - 200bhp and 275Nm of torque from its 1.6-litre turbocharged engine which has variable valve timing and lift technology. The automatic can dash fro 0-100kph in 8.4 seconds for a top speed of 213kph, while the more powerful manual variant does it in 7.5 seconds and has a maximum speed of 237kph.

Standard equipment are xenon headlights with dynamic directional lighting, LED rear tail lamps, aluminium 19-inch alloy rims, front and rear parking assistance . Other features include four airbags, electronic stability control, anti-lock braking system, electronic brakeforce distribution, electronic brake assist, anti-skid regulation and dynamic stability control. For more efficient braking, the more powerful manual RCZ is equipped with larger ventilated discs. Assembled at Magna Steyr’s plant in Graz, Austria, the RCZ is available in Pearlescent White or Haria Grey.

“Peugeot RCZ has futuristic exterior, luxurious interior and powerful engine is catered for enthusiasts who enjoy driving.The RCZ will be a premium coupe segment in the market to compete with others. To whom who are intrested with this car can visit Bangsar Shopping Centre, Kuala Lumpur, or selected showroom.


Aston Martin Cygnet Black and White edition


The two Cygnet Launch Edition cars - White and Black - are available with either standard manual or optional continuously variable transmission and will be produced for a limited time.

Both cars will feature craftsmanship and meticulous attention to detail characterise each Cygnet, and the extremely high levels of interior finish are exemplified by the choice of materials and colours.

Cygnet Launch Edition White brings together a serene exterior finished in Snow White paint with a mix of silver mesh, chrome brightwork and White Diamond turned alloy wheels.

The interior of the White edition features seats hand trimmed in Pearl white leather with perforated Alcantara inserts and complemented by satin chrome.

At the exterior, the iconic wings badge appear in matching white.




Meanwhile, Cygnet Launch Edition Black features Magic Black metallic paint with a specially developed deep sea green effect, offset by matt black louvers and chrome brightwork.

Inside, the seats and dash are finished in pure black full grain leather, perforated in a special diamond pattern. Dark chrome accents adorn the cabin while the wings badges are rendered in black throughout.

Both will also get a bespoke Bill Amberg five-piece luggage set, available in a contemporary combination of black leather with technical fabric.

The set comprises glove box bag, removable door pocket bag, holdall, garment bag and a collapsible tote bag.

Brabus iBusiness: for the Apple lover


The Brabus iBusiness four-seater luxury sedan packs in a range of multimedia features, including two iPads in the rear seats with Bluetooth keyboards and mouse, an ultra-small Mac minicomputer under the rear shelf and a 64GB Apple iPod Touch. The German super tuners have fitted the Mercedes S600 iBusiness with a 15.2-inch TFT display with 16:9 aspect ratio and USB 2.0 ports in the rear compartment to hook up peripherals to the Mac. You can connect to the internet via UMTS and HSDPA. The two iPads control the complete Brabus multimedia system and the car’s standard S-Class command system with all functions such as radio, navigation system and telephone.

The interiors of the car are done in a two-tone combination of high-quality Brabus leather. The exterior comes clad in a sporty yet elegant designer suit. Brabus also offers to integrate this setup in any currently existing S-class.

Citroen DS3


During its first year on sale, the Citroen DS3 has seen total sales go beyond 80,000 units, a result of its styling, unique personality and driving dynamics.

"The Citroen DS3 has an ageless air about it, with a youthful exuberance that gives it a trendy appeal, but at the same time exuding an enduring quality and substance," said Diesel Car editor, Ian Robertson. "The driving experience combined a secure, planted feel with a pert, grippy liveliness that makes it real fun behind the wheel."

The Citroen DS3 has also been award Car of the Year by Top Gear magazine, Small Car of the Year by Fifth Gear and Best Hot Hatch by carBuyer.

Linda Jackson, Citroen UK’s Managing Director commented: "It’s great to see DS3 winning yet more important and prestigious awards. We are dedicated to providing cars with both personality and real-world practicality and combining those attributes with engines that sparkle while putting economy and the environment at the forefront of our thinking. This is certainly the case with DS3 and it’s clearly recognised by the press and public alike."

Ford Taurus 2013


Ford has always made such impressive move on its vehicle lineups. As time goes by, this Taurus badge was undergoing development processes, up to this year. Indeed, 2013 Ford Taurus SHO has been officially announced by the automaker. 2011 New York Auto Show was the first event to witness the first debut of 2013 Ford Taurus, the new Ford’s lineup that has not been released yet.




It is reported that Ford’s engine technology named 2.0-liter EcoBoost four will be powering this 2013 Ford Taurus SHO. The engine delivers 237horsepower and 250 pound/feet of torque; some reviews wrote that a four in this new Taurusseries is quite unbelievable. However, Chief Product Honcho of Ford Derrick Kuzak convinced that this model will be indeed powered by EcoBoost four.

It is rumored that 2013 Ford Taurus SHO will be stuffed with two extra cylinder through its 3.5-liter V6 engine, which is enthusiastically waited by Ford fans. If the new Taurus really got this V6 engine, the car would have 290horsepower with 255 pound/feet of torque.


Lexus LFA Supercar


The Lexus LFA is already the company's halo model, but the company has announced that 50 of the 500 cars built will come with the new N├╝rburgring Package. It squeezes an extra 10bhp out of the car's 4.8-litre V10 engine, for a total power output of 562bhp. The six-speed automated manual transmission has also been uprated for faster gear shifts.




The production Lexus LFA features a new V10 engine and a carbon fiber-reinforced polymer (CFRP) body. CFRP materials account for 65 percent of the LFA's body composition by mass. The LFA is scheduled to go into production in late 2010, with a projected run of 500 vehicles at the base price of US$375,000.A circuit-tuned variant is scheduled for 2012.

Chevrolet Malibu 2013


The all-new 2013 Chevrolet Malibu made its global debut with simultaneous introductions in the United States and China. Chevrolet’s first global midsize sedan will provide customers from Shanghai to New York and Sydney to Sao Paulo with expressive design, advanced technologies, ride performance and fuel-efficient powertrains.

A wider stance, broad shoulders and an integrated rear spoiler bring a new athleticism to Malibu and give it a more aggressive appearance. The newChevrolet Malibu has a 4.5-inch (114 mm) shorter wheelbase and 62-inch (1,574 mm) front and rear tracks that are more than 2 inches (51 mm) wider than the model it replaces.

Exterior

Other exterior design cues include Chevrolet’s dual-port grille, projector HID headlamps, larger Chevrolet bow-tie badges front and rear, and new Camaro-inspired LED dual-element taillamps. The look is complemented by a range of large 17-, 18- and 19-inch wheels.
The new Chevrolet Malibu exterior is anticipated to be SAE-certified as one of the most aerodynamically efficient cars in the segment, with a coefficient of drag (Cd) rating near Chevrolet Volt’s Cd of .280. Because of Malibu’s new shape and design, engineers were able to remove 60 counts of wind drag compared to the model it replaces.



Interior

The new Malibu interior was designed to bring an element of sophistication to everyday driving, featuring an all-new dual cockpit design that creates an inviting, roomy and comfortable environment. Compared to the previous model, it has nearly 4 cubic feet (113 L) of additional interior volume, along with more shoulder and hip room.



The Malibu interior features metallic, chrome or wood accents located around the shifter, surrounding the center stack, around the instrument cluster and on doors and the steering wheel. Soft, ice blue ambient lighting reflects off of and complements chrome accents and ensures even, consistent illumination along the instrument panel and in storage pockets. Ice blue lighting on the center stack dials, exposed ice blue French contrast stitching, soft-touch and textured surfaces, and strategic applications of noise-deadening materials add to Malibu’s interior refinement.

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