Lexus GS 450h

CARBARN | Lexus GS 450h | The Lexus brand injects passion and drama into its styling language. The GS sedan's evolving new look has settled into a low, stretched shape with a long hood, a set-back greenhouse, and short rear deck. With That lines are clean and fluid, this car expresses simplicity and class simultaneously. The GS's sleek shape combines with engineering focused on reducing aerodynamic turbulence Beneath the car, to Reduced-drag. This results in a quieter interior and Greater fuel efficiency.

The GS features advanced high-intensity-discharge headlights with an available system automatically compensates That headlight aim for different passenger loads. The power-adjustable mirrors have de-fogging heat elements, and fast-acting LEDs are used in the rear brake lights. The GS also offers rain-sensing wipers and 18-inch wheels available. For 2008, the GS 450h the which receives minor updates include a new front fascia, revised grille, and integrated turn signals in the side mirrors.

Designed around the cockpit, the GS Gives the driver every possible creature comfort. That starts with a highly-bolstered 10-way power adjustable driver's seat with heat, complimented by a wood-trimmed, thick-rimmed, electric tilt / telescoping steering wheel. The dash, laden in handsome wood trim, houses a sophisticated instrument panel. Buttons and controls are very ergonomic and offer soft-touch electronic actuation. The face of the center console is a seven-inch electronic screen with touch-screen controls, the which Operates the audio system, climate control, and optional navigation system with backup camera. Unlike the frustrating features of i-Drive from BMW, this system makes navigating through the Submenus simplistic and straight-forward. Furthermore, voice recognition makes the system a hands-free experience.

Passenger safety for the GS is unparalleled. There are a total of 10 airbags, including dual-front airbags, front and rear seat-mounted side airbags, driver and front passenger knee airbags, and full-length head curtain airbags. Lexus's optional Pre-Collision System activates the seatbelt pretensioners, as well as taking other safety measures an imminent collision is detected. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety has Issued a top "Good" rating for Both frontal-offset and side-impact safety. The only obvious shortcoming for the GS 'interior design is trunk space. The hybrid battery pack reduced the space to 7.5 cubic feet, the which is much Smaller than other sedans of similar size.

Gearheads, take note: Formula 1 racing is now permitting the gas-electric hybrid technology in F1 Competitions. Automobile shoppers can get a taste of the F1 gas-hybrid future today-by driving the new Lexus GS 450h sedan. While it'll never compare with Formula 1 cars for speed, this gas-electric hybrid provides race-car-like acceleration and luxurious appointments in the same package. The center console's screen will from toggle to hybrid mode and display your energy consumption. See, the GS 450h is Perhaps the purest expression of power harnessed for the "no compromises" hybrid side of the ledger. Toyota mated a high-output, electric motor-generator rated at 197 horsepower with a 297-horsepower, 24-valve, 3.5-liter gasoline engine to yield the Hermes of hybrids, a 339-horsepower brute (do not ask; Toyota wizardry at work here) That motivates this 4.100-pound luxury sedan.

It's the first purely rear-wheel-drive hybrid sedan. And yet it has superlatives That transcends hybrids. Few, if any, high-horsepower luxury sedans in the world can Boast the combination of speed and quasi-economy as the GS 450h. Fewer still Boast, as this Lexus does, of being rated a Super Ultra-Low Emissions Vehicle (SULEV) in California, the which certifies a car's emissions are 90 percent cleaner than the average new car in California. The GS's sleek shape combines with engineering focused on reducing aerodynamic turbulence Beneath the car, to Reduced-drag. The GS features advanced high-intensity-discharge headlights with an available system automatically compensates That headlight aim for different passenger loads. The GS also offers rain-sensing wipers and 18-inch wheels available.

The interior of the Lexus GS 450h is opulent and plush-from the stainless-steel scuff plates, to the Buttery soft leather, to a Barrage of techno-savvy amenities. This is a world-class luxury car. Designed around the cockpit, the GS Gives the driver every possible creature comfort. Buttons and controls are very ergonomic and offer soft-touch electronic actuation. Passenger safety for the GS is unparalleled. There are a total of 10 airbags, including dual-front airbags, front and rear seat-mounted side airbags, driver and front passenger knee airbags, and full-length head curtain airbags. Lexus's optional Pre-Collision System activates the seatbelt pretensioners, as well as taking other safety measures an imminent collision is detected.  The only obvious shortcoming for the GS 'interior design is trunk space. Government fuel economy ratings for this hybrid is 22 city/25 highway. That's not bad, but Those figures compare to the gas-powered GS '19 city/27 highway.

Lexus GS 250

CARBARN | Lexus GS 250 | The 2013 Lexus GS 250 was Revealed today, ahead of global oh its premiere, the which Will take place at the 2011 Guangzhou motor show. The engine of the Lexus GS250 comes equipped with Dual VVT-i technology with D-4S direct injection port, and it's mated to a 6-speed sequential-shift, intelligent electronically controlled (ECT-i) automatic gearbox.

The new transmission of the GS250 offers Several driving modes, through the Drive Mode Select System.  The equipment list of Lexus's new GS 250 includes a 12.3-inch multimedia screen, an S-flow air conditioning system with water purifying technology, and Mark Levinson audio system with up to 17 speakers.

In terms of safety, equips the Lexus Gs 250 with its Pre-Crash Safety system, the Vehicle Dynamics Integrated Management, the Lane Keep Assist, Blind Spot Monitor the system and Their Night Vision system. We'll have more details regarding the Lexus GS250, including pricing information, as soon as they're available.

BMW X5 M50d

CARBARN | BMW X5 M50d | The BMW M550d, the M550d Touring, the X5 and the X6 M50d M50d are the first diesel models to be developed by the M division. The BMW M550d (saloon and touring), the X5 and the X6 M50d M50d are all equipped with 8-speed Sports automatic transmission, the carmaker's xDrive intelligent all-wheel drive system, EfficientDynamics technology, and an Auto Start-Stop function.

BMW's M division upgraded the cars' suspension system, bodyshell, engine and transmission mounting, springs and dampers, all standard and optional chassis control systems, and the mapping for the hydraulic Servotronic steering. The distinctive design features of the BMW M550d (plus Touring) include the new front bumper with larger water intakes in each side, and the discreet boot lid spoiler. 

The M550d comes with two exhaust tail pipes, left and right. The BMW M550d Control Driving Experience features the switch, the which offers the PRO ECO driving mode, and the Performance Control system. The M550d BMW sedan is rated with a 0-100 km / h (0-62 mph) acceleration time of 4.7 seconds and a top speed of 250 km / h (155 mph). The BMW Touring M550d requires 4.9 seconds to reach 100 km / h (62 mph), but it has the same top speed. 

The BMW X6 M50d is rated with a 0-62 mph (0-100 km / h) acceleration time of 5.3 seconds and an electronically limited top speed of 250 km / h (155 mph). BMW's X6 M50d EU6 is not compliant, but its 204 g / km CO2 emissions level grants him an EU5 certification. The average fuel consumption of the X6 M50d is rated at 7.7 litres/100 kilometers (36.7 mpg imp). In terms of technology, the BMW X6 M50d comes equipped with Dynamic Performance Control, BMW's air suspension, Adaptive Drive, rear-view camera with Top View and huge 20-inch alloys.

In terms of performance, the BMW X5 M50d is a bit slower in comparison to its coupe brother. With a EU5-compliant, 204 g / km CO2 emission level, the X5 M50d promises to offer a 7.5 litres/100 kilometers (37.7 mpg imp) fuel consumption on the combined cycle. The BMW X5 M50d Will be available with the same equipment as the X6. You can watch the BMW M550d (sedan and Touring), the BMW X5 and the BMW X6 M50d M50d in action on video lower down this page.

BMW M550d xDrive Touring

CARBARN | BMW M550d xDrive Touring | In what seems a like the blink of an eye, the BMW 5 Series range has established Itself as the best-selling model in the executive segment. The M550d BMW xDrive and BMW's xDrive Touring M550d capture the imagination with the performance figures leave That Their Rivals class diesel-powered firmly in the shade. And They combine these values with the efficiency leading drivers have come to expect from BMW diesel cars. The sporting focus of the BMW xDrive and BMW M550d M550d xDrive Touring is highlighted by bespoke modifications to the power transfer, chassis components and design. The outstanding power of the tri-turbo straight-six diesel engine is translated into thrilling driving dynamics with impressive precision. This allows the 5 Series Performance-based BMW M Automobiles to offer the driver not only supreme power diesel, but also remarkably agile handling and predictable, controllable responses Exploring Their dynamic limits. The new and globally unique M TwinPower Turbo Performance Technology Gives the six-cylinder in-line diesel engine powering the BMW xDrive and BMW M550d M550d xDrive Touring maximum output of 280 kW/381 hp and peak torque of 740 Newton meters (546 lb-ft ). 

The BMW xDrive Sedan M550d goes from 0 to 100 km / h (62 mph) in 4.7 seconds, while the BMW xDrive Touring M550d records 4.9 seconds for the same sprint. CO2 emissions are 165 grams per kilometer for the BMW xDrive Sedan M550d and 169 g / km in the case of the BMW xDrive Touring M550d. Standard-fitted BMW BluePerformance technology also allows the two models to meet the stipulations of the EU6 exhaust standards. The M550d BMW xDrive and BMW's xDrive Touring M550d benefits, Among other Things, from the pace-setting efficiency of an eight-speed Sports automatic transmission with long-high gears, precisely graded responses and minimum converter slip. 

The BMW xDrive and BMW M550d M550d xDrive Touring also come with Brake Energy Regeneration, need-based operation of ancillary units, water active flap control and a disengageable air conditioning compressor The BMW M Performance Automobiles come as standard with BMW's xDrive to channel the engine's power variably and as the situation demands the between the front and rear wheels. The electronically controlled all-wheel-drive system works using a bespoke control strategy, the which allows the threat of understeer in extremely dynamic driving Situations to be counteracted by adjustments to the power split, without the DSC (Dynamic Stability Control) system linked up to xDrive having to intervene. The system's M-specific tuning accentuates the traditional rear-wheel bias of BMW cars Pls it comes to power distribution.

The all-wheel-drive system of the BMW xDrive and BMW M550d M550d xDrive Touring sends more drive to the rear axle on the entry into a corner, delivering aspects Exceptionally precise cornering and impressive directional stability. In Addition, the Standard Performance Control likewise divides power the between the rear wheels to maximise the cars' sports performance. The chassis technology of the BMW xDrive and BMW M550d M550d xDrive Touring is based on a double-wishbone front axle and the integral rear axle. Special rubber bearings and anti-roll bars mounting optimize the bodyshell of the BMW xDrive and BMW M550d M550d xDrive Touring. If the optional Dynamic Damper Control or Adaptive Drive system is specified, COMFORT + mode can also be selected using the switches Control Driving Experience. The overall M-specific set-up of the BMW M Performance Automobiles also includes modifications to the tuning of the electronically controlled dampers and anti-roll control. BMW Individual High-gloss Shadow Line trim for the B-pillars, exterior mirrors and window surrounds base also comes as standard. Its extremely powerful form an integrated diffuser element and allow the bespoke rear apron of the BMW xDrive and M550d BMW xDrive Touring M550d to optimize Both the cars' sporting appearance and airflow around the underbody. Lending the interior ambience are a familiar M Such features as the gearshift lever with M logo, M leather steering wheel with gearshift paddles, M driver's footrest, BMW Individual roof liner in Anthracite and Aluminum Hexagon interior trim strips. 

The standard equipment of the BMW M550d xDrive and BMW M550d xDrive Touring also includes xenon headlights, Cruise Control with braking function, electrically adjustable seats with memory function for the driver's seat, 4-zone climate control, a rain sensor, the Radio Professional, a hands-free facility with a USB interface, ambient light and the iDrive control system. Such high-quality options as Comfort Access, automatic tailgate operation (standard in Germany on the BMW xDrive Touring M550d), hands-free tailgate opening, electrically operated glass / panoramic sunroof, Soft Close Automatic doors with function, trailer coupling, heated steering wheel , active seats, navigation systems with hard disk storage, and high-quality audio and rear-seat entertainment systems deliver a Further boost to comfort. Almost all of the BMW ConnectedDrive driver assistance systems and mobility services laid on for the BMW 5 Series can also be specified here. Such features as the Park Distance Control system, rear-view camera, Adaptive Headlights, Head-Up Display, High-Beam Assistant, Active Cruise Control with Stop & Go function, Speed Limit Info, Lane Change Warning System, Lane Departure Warning System, Surround View and BMW Night Vision with pedestrian recognition are all available.

Peugeot 207 CC

CARBARN | Peugeot 207 CC | Peugeot Predicts even higher sales as a result, but with Rivals Such as Mitsubishi's Colt CC, Nissan's Micra C + C and Vauxhall's Tigra, competition is Fierce. Emphasising its importance to the Peugeot range, the 207 CC now features a roof the which is designed and built in-house. Inside, there is plenty of space for Those in the front, and a better driving position thanks to a lowered seat and reach / rake adjustable steering wheel. Quality and design have also improved with a soft-feel facia the which can be clad in leather optional.

As for luggage room, the rear seats are best used for squashy bags, but the boot is spacious at 449 litres (roof up) and 187 litres (roof down). The steering column still rotates against your foot, the five-speed gearbox feels imprecise and although rigidity has been greatly improved, there's some shake through the windscreen over bumps. Of the three 1.6-liter engines are available - 120bhp petrol (expected to be the best-seller), 150bhp petrol turbo and 110bhp turbodiesel - We Could only test the latter two.

It's also noisy (roof down) and nose-heavy, with Vague steering. The 150bhp petrol is far livelier (0-62mph in 8.6 seconds), offering purer and more refined steering and snappier direction changes. Both cars ride well, though, and with the hood up, they're quiet and comfortable places to Spend the time. The kit count is high, too, with base Sport-trimmed models coming with the electric roof, air-con and 16-inch alloy wheels as standard. The GT adds climate control, white dash dials and an MP3-compatible CD stereo. Prices have Risen by around £ 650 model-for-model, though, and our range-topping test car weighed in at a hefty £ 17.095. Tell us about your car in our Driver Power survey.

Toyota GT 86 (2013)

CARBARN | Toyota GT 86 (2013) | The Anticipation has ended: the completely new 2013 Toyota GT 86 sports vehicle can the make its world debut in the 2011 Tokyo, japan motor display. The 2013 Toyota GT 86 continues to be created being's completely driver-focused machine, made to Provide the primary characteristics from the classic sports vehicle experience.

Fitted instead of huge, large capacity powertrain, Toyota offers elected rather to return to it's sporting roots, setting up a Concise, front-mounted, free-revving gas engine hard drives That the trunk wheels.This four-cylinder "boxer" device creates 197bhp at 7.000 rpm as well as maximum torque of 205Nm from 6.600 rpm, giving the 2013 Toyota GT 86 brisk, Engaging performance.The overall powertrain is matched up Towards the world's most compact four-chair style to Produce a Vehicle That advantages of lightweight, low inertia along with a reduced center of gravity to offer the most effective energy-to-weight ratio. 

The style of the actual 2013 Toyota GT 86 effectively functions inside the technical constraints connected with experience this most compact dimensions possible, a minimum center connected with gravity and aerodynamic overall performance inspired by motorsport technology, although exhibiting evocative, sweeping styling the which recalls Toyota's sports vehicle heritage. Toyota's completely new design language notifies the actual styling, as in the Manner interest is centered on the low area of the vehicle using the large lower grille. 

World's first flat in comparison with D-4S engine The 2013 Toyota GT 86 's engine is Caused by some pot Toyota and Subaru development programmer Brings together the which Their technical know-how as well as mutual Adoration for sports automobiles. The actual flat-four engine has equal lose interest and a stroke of 2013 Toyota GT 86 .0 mm drives and most Likely through the six-speed manual or six-speed automatic tranny. 

Toyota's 50-year sports heritage vehicle The Toyota Gt bike 86 released Might Be Because the sports world's only current vehicle to have a front-mounted, flat in comparison engine and rear-wheel drive, however it can not tell you They are the very first. Which honor is held through Toyota's two-cylinder boxer-engined Sports 800, that the organization started developing in '62. Since That time, Toyota has built a lengthy good status for creating exciting, driver-focused sports automobiles having a front-engine, rear-wheel drive format of the which have demonstrated as well-liked by the general public as they've been effective competing. The gorgeous 2000 GT, the coupe is powered with a 2.-liter straight-six engine, was initially displayed in the 1965 Tokyo motor show japan as well as assisted Establish Toyota's global status like a sports vehicle manufacturer.

All Supra Decades included straight-six motors and rear-wheel drive, while through 1984 the MR2 won acknowledgment Among the best handling sports cars in motoring background activities. The muse for that 2013 Toyota GT 86, however, may be the Corolla GT (or even Levin) AE86, a vehicle by having the status for long-lasting history of delivering aspects sheer excitement as well as taking the essential pleasure connected with driving. Its front-engine, rear-wheel drive bundle, compact dimensions, lightweight, perfect balance and superior energy-to-weight percentage managed to get essential-have option for rallying as well as circuit driving throughout it's production for existence, from 1983 to be Able to 1987. Within the United kingdom the actual GT United Stated two kingdoms Touring Vehicle Championship game game titles and a number of top-level rally wins.

Alfa Romeo TZ3 (2012)


CARBARN | Alfa Romeo TZ3 (2012) | Announced recently Zagato Alfa Romeo TZ3 Will Produce a special series of limited production. Zagato is very different than the TZ3 TZ3 Corsa the which Appeared last year. To be taken from the base Zagato Alfa Romeo 8C. Dodge Viper Base Zagato arises Because using a 8.4-liter V10 engine powered Viper That's PS 612.

By dimensional, two-seater car rear wheel was also present longer, Wider, and heavier than the TZ3 Corsa.Velg 18 inch pinned in the car to help the performance of the machine and wrapped by Pirelli PZero tires-quality property with the between different dimensions rear and front wheels, to the front 245/645/R18 and 285/645/R18 to the rear wheels.

Lexus LX 570 (2013)

CARBARN | Lexus LX 570 (2013) | Shape grille angled to the middle, headlamp design and the addition of LED daytime running light, the home front fog lights and rear bumper. Special rear bumper gets a protective stainless steel accents. Then the body colors previously available Twilight Gray Metallic and Golden Almond Metallic Nebula is now replaced with Medium Gray Metallic Pearl and Satin Cashmere.

Then, on Instrumens panels, air conditioning and some trim holes patterned chrome center console, but tend to be dark. The ability of four-wheel motion system (4WD) participated improved, including anti-slip devices that use a Torsen differential lock. So, when crossing the road slippery or uneven road, both wheels spinning simultaneously. For front and rear traction is divided 40-60.

Plus Active Traction Control (A-TRAC), which function to prevent all four wheels lose traction due to spin because of the excessive power of the engine or during braking.

For safety, in addition equipped with Dynamic Radar Cruise Control (vehicle speed is reduced so there is cash in front of a speeding car slow), LX570 is equipped with 10 air bags are scattered in all rows of passengers.

Lexus LF-LC Concept

CARBARN | Lexus LF-LC Concept | "The third phase, all the focus on the emotional and inspirational products," said Templin. Exposed too, has never existed before cars with glass to glass pillar design inspired by modern architecture.  LF-LC Interior assessed contrast to advanced technologies.

While the cockpit design rated to express openness and intuitive assessed cabin. Because, with touch screen controls, allowing drivers to operate the control buttons without changing position or turning his eyesight.

Lexus LF-LC system fitted with audio controls, temperature controls and navigation, and connection with keyboards (keyboards) touch-screen pop-ups. The middle layer of the tachometer, while the top tachometer, speedomter and EcometerOne of the concept car a very attractive premium and introduced on the first day "Press Day" yesterday was the NAIAS 2012 Lexus LF-LC Concept. LF-LC is a hybrid Sport Coupe 2 +2. According to the United States release of the Lexus, LF-LC Concept is designed at Calty, California, United States, created specifically to exploit the design of the Lexus in the future The concept that we present today at the Detroit show Lexus design revolution that began with CT and GS, "said Mark Templin, Lexus vice president and GM Group. Further, this Lexus rear lights design by the tail of a jet turbine (afterburner).

Suzuki Compact SUV XAα

CARBARN | Suzuki Compact SUV XAα | After being teased audiences through snippets of images late last year, Suzuki Motor Corporation finally show concept cars XAα (XA Alpha) in the arena Auto Show, New Delhi Really offer anything new from the previous Suzuki models.

Together with the newly launched Ertiga premiere tomorrow the presence XAα shows how serious the Suzuki would work on the multi-purpose vehicle segment. Also as the market leader, Suzuki ambition to fill all the segments in India.

"India soon became one of the world's largest car market. Maruti Suzuki will continue to lead growth in the Indian car market by strengthening the compact car segment portfolio, enter new segments and create a new vehicle with a variety of categories, including the choice of fuel consumption, "beber Managing Director and CEO.