Mazda has decided to give the Mazda 6 a redesign and come up with a hew stylish look. This is certainly bound to be a winner and can comfortably compete with some of the more stylish sedans in this category such as Ford Fusion, Nissan Altema and the Honda Accord. Mazda seems to have finally embraced the “status quo” in its design language after years of following its own design path. For many car critics, the Mazda 6 design means Mazda is finally being welcomed to the fold. Apart from the new stylish look, the car is also more roomy and cushy. The Mazda 6 also has the advantage of a better fuel economy and is kitted with some new and innovative technologies.
2014 Mazda 6
The new stylized exterior includes the signature 5-point Mazda grille, and a very attractive eye-grabbing appearance. Under the hood, the car has some powerful features such as 2.2L diesel engine. The Mazda 6 delivers some 173hp and total torque of 310ft-lb. The 2014 Mazda 6 has a six-speed manual transmission that has a provision for a manual shifting mode. The car can attain a speed of 60mph in about 7.6-7.9 seconds and hits top speeds of up to 139mph. For the American market, the Mazda 6 will be delivered with a powerful SkyActiv engine with 189hp and a torque of up to 189lb-ft. The 2014 Mazda 6 has a base price of $22,000.This new generation of Mazda 6 will be available in both Sedans and wagons, although the wagon is not meant for the American market.
The Volkswagen Beetle Turbo Convertible has lots in common with the VW GTI including features such as manual transmission and other Volkswagen standard features that brand enthusiasts are likely to appreciate and identify with. These include similarities in the suspension setups, the six speed manual transmission system and the 200 horsepower 2.0 turbocharged in-line engines that are based on a 4-cylinder construction.
2013 Volkswagen Beetle Turbo Convertible
The 2013 VW Beetle Turbo Convertible is also kitted with some fancy extras such as Sound Fender Systems, and a 6-speed DSG automatic transmission. The design of this car is based on the careful balance between classic VW and contemporary designs. The car manufacturer has also tried to toughen the car a little bit and added a little masculinity while keeping the retro and chic design that attracts many female buyers. It is a careful balance that has created one of the most beautiful car brands in the market.
The interior of the 2013 VW Beetle Turbo Convertible is more or less a reflection of the design philosophy applied to the exterior. The beautiful new seats and stitching gives the car an almost sportscar feel. The interior design gives a fun feel to the VW Beetle Turbo Convertible. The car delivers an incredible power and performance with its 16-valve 200hp engine. It is capable of moving from 0 to 60mph in 6.5-8.3 seconds from the drive tests. The Beetle also clocks top speeds of up to 124mph. The 2013 VW Beetle employs a 6-speed manual transmission system along with a 6-speed dual clutch automatic transmission system with a provision of a manual shifting mode. You can acquire this 4-passenger turbo-charged Beetle for a base price of $25,790 for the 2.5 or $28,590 for the Turbo Cnnvertible.
The new 2013 Ford Escape is available in four models namely S, SE, SEL and the Titanium each coming with some unique features, although all sharing some base features. For example, while all have automatic transmission systems and 4-cylinder engines, the engine capacity differs for each of these models. The 2013 Ford Escape is actually a crossover utility vehicle that offers drivers not just the excellent driving dynamics but also some great cabin and interior features and some high tech functionality to make your driving fun. The car is based on the European Ford Model, the Ford Kuga.
2013 Ford Escape
The car’s power lineup is quite impressive. The Ford Escape has a six speed automatic transmission system with the base model delivering some 168hp on a 2.5L engine. The new turbocharged model runs on a 1.6L engine and delivers some 178hp, a slight improvement over the base model . Quicker acceleration is also obtainable via the car’s 2.5L four cylinder engine. The Titanium model of the Ford Escape offers the greatest horsepower on a turbocharged 2.0L engine. The car certainly trumps many of its peers when it comes to interior refinement.
The 2013 Ford Escape has great interior finishing and offers a great deal of comfort. These include larger gauges, more intuitive controls, audio/iPod integration amongst other fancy gadgets and electronic functionality. The interior is roomy-with plenty of headroom and legroom. The main disadvantage of the car is the price and it gets costlier as you go for the more loaded 2013 Ford Escape models such as the Titanium with its 19-inch wheels and powerful grip on the road. Prices begin from as low as $22,470 for the S model to $30,370 for the Titanium model.
The FIAT 500C is a fun hot hatch with a very interesting styling and design. The car has a perfect small and compact construction with a manual transmission system. The car is a two-seater and has lots of performance advantages. The FIAT 500C Abarth has a 1.4L turbocharged engine that delivers up to 160hp and a torque of 170lb-ft. The Avant has an 80% improvement in the horsepower over the standard FIAT 500. This little horsepower can however propel this tiny hot hatch to 60mph in less than 7 seconds.
2013 FIAT 500C Abarth
The main performance features include its distinctive performance braking system and a turbo boost gauge. The car also has a 5-speed heavy duty manual transmission system, and aluminum pedal covers. There are some additional fancy additions such as the FIAT 500C bi-halogen lights, and a dual exhaust system. The interior of the 500 Cabrio Abarth is kitted with a 3-Mode Electronic Stability Control system and front fog lamps.
The unique features and improved performance along with the fuel economy of the FIAT 500C Abarth makes this one of the most preferred fun cars that you can have. Take advantage of the Full Day Abarth Driving Experience offered by FIAT professional instructors to learn more details before making your investments in the car. Prices begin from as low as $22,000.
It has been 50 years since Jaguar produced a sports car with its 1961 Jaguar E-Type which Enzo Ferrari once described as the most beautiful car ever built. But the luxury car maker seems to have revived something similar to its old sportscar with the two-seater 2014 Jaguar-Type. Jaguar is probably re-inventing its sportscar past with the launch of the F-Type but the car also has some unique design and performance features that make it this one of the most stunning cars to be released recently.
2014 Jaguar F-Type
The metal work is excellent with two bi-xenon headlights occupying most of the front parts of the car. The roadster has a very modern look even though it is inspired by a 60s design with its classic long hood. On the performance side, the Jaguar F-Type utilizes 3.0L V6 supercharged and intercooled engine capable of delivering up to 380hp and 332 or 339ft-lb. The roadster also has an 8-speed automatic transmission with a manual transmission mode.
The Jaguar F-Type has a wheelbase of 103.2in and a length of 176.0in. The car is capable of hitting speeds of up to 60mph in 4.0 to 4.9 seconds. The car’s cockpit marries trendy and traditional design concepts to deliver better performance and control. For example, there is a fancy touchscreen surrounded by some 8 buttons which constitutes the car’s navigation menu, setup, and entertainment and communications system. The car interior has fancy additions including a climate control system. The F-Type is certainly a high performance sportscar and a great addition to the auto-world’s range of high performance cars that have been launched in the recent past.
This is the latest car from the NISMO or the Nissan Motorsports and offers a budget version of the eye-wateringly expensive Juke R which costs a massive $650,000. The NISMO is a whole lot cheaper and comes in front-wheel and all wheel-drive versions which tend to cost slightly more. This car is a 5-door hatchback and can carry as many as 5 passengers.
2013 Nissan Juke NISMO
The NISMO Juke also utilizes a turbo-charged engine with a direct fuel injection. The car has a displacement of 99cu in, 1688cc and delivers up to 197hp at 6000rpm. The Nissan Juke NISMO also has a torque of up to 184lb-ft delivered at 2000rpm. It has a six speed manual transmission and a variable automatic transmission that provides for a manual transmission mode. The wheelbase of the NISMO is 99.6in while the length is 163.8in. The Juke NISMO offers an incredible performance hitting speeds of as high as 60mph in 7.0 to 7.3 seconds with a top speed of 130mph. This is an incredibly powerful Nissan hatchback and it is also available at very low prices.
Other attractive features that you will appreciate about the Nissan NISMO include the tighter suspensions where Nissan has added a little improvement making it 10% stiffer. The Continental ContiSports tires used in the car are also lighter enabling easy sweeping turns when steering the NISMO.
The Audi S3 has been described as a GTI almost similar to the quintessential VW GTI with its hatchback. The car is more powerful and has a stylish hatchback. It provides a greater luxury and some great speeds. If you are looking for something more exciting away from the “boredom” of the Sedan, then the Audi S3 is certainly the car for you.
2013 Audi S3 Hatchback
The Audi S3 has some really admirable specifications such as a torque of up to 180lb-ft running at 1800rpm. The engine has a single turbocharger but with some great capabilities. For example, the car has a displacement of 121cu in and delivers up to 296hp at 5500rpm. The engine also has a unique direct fuel injection system. The fuel is injected at low speeds via port injection when the car is running at lower loads and the direct injection is employed at higher loads and during startup. The Audi S3 has a utilizes a 6 speed manual transmission, alongside a six speed dual clutch automatic transmission. The Audi S3 Hatchback can hit up to 60mph in about 4.8 to 5.2 seconds and has a top speed of 155mph.
The car also has a width of 70in, a length of a 167.5in and a wheelbase of 102.2in. The Audi S3 Hatchback is basically a 4 wheel drive vehicle that can carry up to 5 passengers. Steering is light and very precise. The car is available for $51,0000.
Audi is planning to unveil some three new RS models in 2013 and the Audi RS6 Avant is one of them. This car will be in direct competition against a series of new powerful models to be unveiled by BMW and Jaguar such as the BMW M5 and the Jaguar XFR-S. Although the Avant is not as powerful as its RS predecessor model , it still offers great efficiency and is much faster.
When it comes to power and performance, the Audi RS6 Avant does not disappoint. Some of its performance features include the 553hp 4.0L V8 engine and a torque of 516lb-ft. The Audi also has a displacement of 3993cc and an 8-speed automatic transmission system with a provision for manual shifting mode. With such a massive mechanical strength, the car is able to move from 0 to 60mph in 3.8 seconds which is really impressive. The engine is turbocharged with a direct fuel injection capability.
Audi’s outgoing model the MK2 RS6 still beats the Avant but the car performance is still impressive. It is therefore surprising that the new RS6 offers improved speed over older models. This is possible due to a number of reasons. For example there is noticeable improvement in the car’s efficiency. The Avant is also considerably lighter thanks to its Aluminum intensive construction which has made the car 15% lighter than the weight it could have had if steel had been used.
As part of the improvements in efficiency, the Avant engine is also 90Kg lighter than the older outgoing RS6 model. Faster shifting gears and the use of Launch Control Electronics enable incredible speeds to be attained with the car attaining top speeds of as much as 190mph. Its large front grille is emblazoned with the words “QUATTRO”. The interior has some excellent features including Cruise control, 3-zone automatic air conditioning, a custom driver information system, MMI navigation, tire pressure controls amongst other rich and driver-centred features.
So what is in store for BMW 5 Series in 2014? The car manufacturer has in place an impressive lineup for its customers including Sedans, a Touring, a BMW Gran Tourismo, and lastly the ActiveHybrid5. BMW has added lots of tweaks to increase the cars’ performance while also expanding the range of the equipment used in the cars. Some of the main tweaks that fans can expect in the 5 Series include new variants for engines, a few changes on the car exterior, subtle and barely discernible and finally some design changes.
There is an increase in the adoption of the LED Adaptive lighting technologies, alongside the Xenon headlights. The front fascias will undergo some modifications which will see the new models deploy smaller kidney grilles. The BMW will also make additional upgrades on the car’s iDrive Infotainment system and users can expect some additional upgrades here that will see more gadgets getting incorporated for better control and entertainment.
The cars will use V8 turbocharged 4.4L engines which are expected to deliver more horsepower than the current models. The BMW 5-Series is also expected to have a diesel option. The 5 series design is will check the competition from rivals such as the Audi A6, and the Mercedes Benz E Class while unveiling BMW’s new design language for its future cars. Pricing for the BMW 5 Series will start from $50,425
This is the third generation M6 that has been unveiled by BMW and it comes in both coupe and convertible versions. Older car enthusiasts will remember that the M6 badge was first used in the late 80s BMW models and over the years it has evolved into one of BMW’s most powerful models. The car looks great and is very elegant with its nicely chiseled exterior features but it also has an aggressive look.
The BMW M6 Couple utilizes a twin-turbocharged 32-valve V8 engine with a capacity of some 4.4 liters. The car has a displacement of 268cu in or 4395cc and delivers a whopping 560hp at 6000rpm. The M6 delivers a torque 500lb-ft with some 1500rpm. The 2013 BMW M6 Coupe utilizes a seven speed dual clutch automatic transmission system and has a wheelbase of 112.2in. The car does great performance-wise hitting speeds of as much as 60mph in approximately 4.0 seconds with a top speed of 160mph.
The new BMW M6 is also heavier than the old M6 of 2005-2010 weighing some 4255 pounds. BMW has tried to reduce the weight a little bit by incorporating carbon fiber material in the car’s roof panel. The car is heavier but it incorporates a lot of computer actuation in several areas so as to deliver top quality performance. This includes a powerful 10.2 inch screen for navigation and other forms of communication. The ultra powerful 400hp engine provides the mechanical machismo that powers the car to some incredible speeds.