Tuesday May 17th, 2011 00:46 Porsche Launches 911 Carrera 4 GTS Coupe and Cabriolet

 


In September, Porsche will be launching its highly-anticipated new Porsche 911 at the Frankfurt Motor Show. In order to tide Porsche enthusiasts over until then, the German carmaker will release two new variants of the current 911 in the UK in July.

Joining the two-wheel-drive GTS that went on sale last year will be the four-wheel-drive 911 Carrera 4 GTS Coupe and Cabriolet.

The 911 Carrera 4 GTS is fitted with the same 402bhp, 3.8-litre, flat-six engine as the Carrera S. Porsche have managed to squeeze an additional 23bhp out of it, taking the output to 402bhp. The effect of this on the car’s performance is that at full throttle, with the standard six-speed manual transmission, the Coupe variant can sprint from 0 – 62mph in just 4.6 seconds. In contrast, the Cabriolet manages this sprint in 4.8 seconds. Those who utilise the optional PDK dual-clutch transmission will be able to cut an extra 0.2 seconds from both variants. With regards to torque, this remains at 420Nm.

In terms of its fuel consumption, with a rate of 26.9mpg, the new 911 Carrera 4 GTS is identical to the less powerful Carrera 4S. CO2 emissions come in at 247g/km.

In addition to having the model name indicated on the doors and boot lid, the Carrera 4 GTS variants will have an additional reflective stripe sitting between the taillights. On top of this, the Carrera 4 GTS will have a Sport-Design front apron, with a black painted spoiler lip, and special side skirts. Sports seats come as standard as does a rear limited slip differential and a switchable sports exhaust.

Scheduled for release in the UK in July, Porsche’s 911 Carrera 4 GTS Coupe and Cabriolet will be on sale for £83,145 and £90,024 respectively.

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Sunday March 20th, 2011 14:09 BMW Unveils new 6 Series Coupe

BMW 6 Series coupe

BMW unveiled the new BMW 6-series coupe which will come in two models, the 640i and the 650i. These are the 2012 models and are going to hit the market following the release of the 6 series convertible. There was no 2011 model, so updates are from the 2010 model.

The 640i comes equipped with a twin turbocharged 3.0 litre while the 650i comes with a 4.4 litre twin turbo V8 engine. The 640i is capable of reaching 62 mph in 5.4 seconds and tops out at 155 mph. It boasts a fuel efficiency of 36.7 miles per gallon. In the 650i, 0 to 62 mph in 4.9 seconds with a fuel efficiency of 27.2 miles per gallon.

Standard features on both cars include an 8 speed sports auto gearbox, electric power steering, and brake energy regeneration. Both models have driving aids including brake control, stability control and traction control all designed to contribute to a safer driving experience.

Instrument dials are angled toward the driver reminiscent of the old BMW cars. Numerous options are available to make this car exactly what you want. Bang & Olufsen surround sound, DVD changer, TV module, and USB interface are just some of the extras available in these models.

Extra highlights of the car include adaptive LED lights, a rear view camera, night vision and the latest edition of the head up display by BMW. The BMW 6-series coupe is now 39mm wider, 75 mm longer, and 5 mm lower than the previous edition which contributes to an overall sportier look.

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Tuesday January 18th, 2011 21:57 The New Ford Focus Coupe

Ford Focus coupe 2012

Ford Focus coupe 2012

A new and dynamic Ford Focus Coupe will arrive in 2012. This Ford Focus is modelled after the Focus MK III and will take the place of the departing three-door hatch. This automobile, released by Blue Oval, is reportedly going to debut at the 2011 Detroit Auto Show.

There is a possibility that if the Ford Focus Coupe makes its way to assembly, that consumers will be able to purchase one. A source says that designers have spent much of this year exploring the concept of the Ford Focus Coupe. The Ford Focus gets its modification from the Focus ST. However, the form is stretched and widened; therefore, it is long and low. At the front of the vehicle, there is a wide grill; at the back, there is a sharp sloping screen.

This car and will sits on the expansion of the ST’s front-wheel-drive frame and will share the identical traction-boost vectoring system, yet it has a broader track to help stability. Because of a mixture of intake and exhaust tuning that offers a gentle note on small throttle openings and a noise at piercing revs, the car will emit and electrifying sound. Speculation is that the Ford Focus will use a commanding 2.0 litre Ecoboost four-cylinder engine with 247 horsepower. As a result, the car will go from 0 to 60 mph in six seconds and have a top speed of 155 mph. It will have diesel engines and lower-powered petrol. This new Ford will be a very vibrant and exhilarating vehicle.

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