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Chrysler 300 s6 and 300 s8

Chrysler 300 s6 and 300 s8. Chrysler 300 s6 and 300 s8. Chrysler 300 s6 and 300 s8. This is a very a fashionable car. It available in two models 300 s6 and 300 s8 with a really good desain. This car with full accessories.
Chrysler 300 s6 and 300 s8
Machine specifications:

S6. S8 chrysler 300 has tuned feature suspension performance shock
Use goodyear eagle RSA (Road Safety Association)
Efficient fuel
250 hp (186 kw) for 24 valve
It offers a driving comfort for the customer. It will come in Chrysler dealer on spring 2010, SO,, let’s check it out

The cabins of the new Chrysler 300 S6 and 300 S8 models exude a serious, athletic-interior theme. A uniquely designed steering wheel with carbon weave is accented with red stitching and brushed silver spokes. Beautifully bolstered Dark Slate Gray leather front seats are track-tested and feature an embroidered “300 S” logo on the seatback. Specially perforated Dark Slate Gray suede fills the front and rear seats, seatback and seat cushion with hints of red accent beneath. The Dark Slate interior theme continues around the driver and passenger side and is highlighted with brushed aluminum accents on the instrument panel center stack, center console side trim and upper-door trim. Carbon-weave door-pull handles with red accent stitching finish off the interior of both 300 S6 and 300 S8 models.

The Chrysler 300 S6 and 300 S8 models feature a performance-tuned suspension with performance shocks, steering, all-season performance Goodyear Eagle RSA tires and performance brake linings. The 2010 Chrysler 300 S6 delivers its driving excitement through a fuel-efficient, 250 horsepower (186 kW) 24-valve 3.5-liter high-output V-6 engine with Auto Stick, capable of 25 highway mpg.

Chrysler 300 S8 offers exceptional performance with the legendary 5.7-liter HEMI V-8 engine, which generates 360 horsepower (268 kW) and 389 lb.-ft. (527 N•m) of torque and features fuel-saving Multi-displacement System (MDS) technology that provides as much as a 20 percent improvement in fuel economy. Mated to a quality-proven five-speed Auto Stick transmission, the 2010 Chrysler 300 S8 delivers 25 highway mpg.

The 2010 Chrysler 300 S6 and 300 S8 will arrive at Chrysler dealerships in the spring of 2010.

2011 Citroen Price & Review

2011 Citroen Price & Review, what car reviews, DS4 will be launched with a choice of five very smooth and efficient Euro 5 engines. These are two HDi diesel engines – a 110 HDi (also known as e-HDi versions) and 160 HDi – both new Citroen cars diesel particulate filter. Three petrol engines – VTI 120, THP 155 and THP 200 is new – that was developed in collaboration with BMW. New THP 200 – based on 1.6-liter engine – thank you for providing a flexible service and performance with a power (147 kW) (min 275 nm at 1700 rpm) torque in abundance – with a low CO2 emissions just 149g/km.

All machines are equipped GSR manual transmission with six gears. DS4 is the second model of online typical style of the DS. DS4 combine repair and improvement of a dynamic coupé body flexibility, and creating practical aspects of daily life that are very large in a compact design – 4.27 m (l), 1.81 m (w) and 1.53 m (h).

Combination-style 2 +2 coupe with the practice of the door, offers three large chair behind the DS4, integrated access through the rear door handles hidden, resulting in transparent body line. This limited edition of 750 vehicles also places special emphasis on the trim interior, Mistral / Lama leather upholstery and dashboard trim, air vent surrounds, interior door handle trim, gearshift lever in the same glossy black as the roof, addition to this distinctive atmosphere, the Citroen DS3 Serie Noire, the MyWay navigation and hi-fi.

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2012 Chrysler Town & Country Price, Review

2012 Chrysler Town & Country Price, Review, Specs, what car reviews, The Town & Country is Chrysler’s premier minivan that was updated for 2011 with revised exterior styling, interior updates and new technology features. Chrysler introduced the first minivans in 1983 with the Dodge Caravan and the Plymouth Voyager. The luxury Town & Country was added in 1992, all-wheel drive became an option for 1992 and a second sliding door was added for 1996. For 2008 the Chrysler Town & Country received a total makeover with all-new designs for the exterior and interior, more than 35 new or improved features and more powertrain options. The wheelbase is two inches longer than the previous model and the ride and handling have been improved.

The 2012 Chrysler Town & Country adds standard leather seating and rear-seat DVD for all trim levels. Town & Country Limited receives new Sapphire Blue interior lighting and a combination leather and wood steering wheel. New exterior colors are True Blue, Cashmere Pearl and Crystal Blue.

Body Styles, Trim Levels, and Options

The 2012 Chrysler Town & Country minivan is offered in three trim levels: Touring, Touring-L and Limited.

The entry-level Touring model comes with 16-inch alloy wheels, automatic headlights, foglights, automatic wipers, a roof rack, power sliding doors, a power tailgate and rear parking sensors. Inside you’ll find air-conditioning, leather upholstery, a power driver seat, power-adjustable pedals, Stow ‘n Go second-row seats, cruise control, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, full power accessories (including second-row power windows and third-row power vents), a conversation mirror, a back-up camera, a leather-wrapped steering wheel and a 115-volt AC power outlet. Electronic features include a rear-seat entertainment center (second-row screen), Bluetooth, a USB port and a six-speaker CD sound system with a 6.5-inch touchscreen, satellite radio, an auxiliary audio jack and digital music storage.

Moving up to the Touring-L model gets you 17-inch alloy wheels, rear parking sensors, auto-dimming outside mirrors, remote ignition, a power-adjustable front passenger seat, heated front seats and second- and third-row window shades. The top-of-the-line Limited model adds xenon headlights, keyless ignition/entry, upgraded leather upholstery, a heated steering wheel, heated second-row seats, Bluetooth, a navigation system, an additional third-row screen for the entertainment system and a nine-speaker premium audio system.

Some of the standard features found on the upper Town & Country trim levels can be added to the lower trims via optional packages. Other major options include a sunroof, a power-folding third-row seat and an upgraded center console.

Powertrains and Performance

The 2012 Chrysler Town & Country is powered by a 3.6-liter V6 engine that puts out 283 horsepower and 260 pound-feet of torque. The engine drives the front wheels via a six-speed automatic transmission. EPA-estimated fuel economy is 17 mpg city/25 mpg highway and 20 mpg combined.

Safety

The 2012 Chrysler Town & Country comes with antilock disc brakes, traction and stability control, active front head restraints, full-length side curtain airbags, front seat side-impact airbags and a driver knee airbag. A blind-spot monitor and a rear cross-path detection system are also standard. In Edmunds brake testing, the Town & Country came to a stop from 60 mph in 128 feet, an average distance for a minivan.

Interior Design and Special Features

Last year’s complete makeover brought with it a nicely trimmed cabin stocked with quality materials and a pleasing design. Positioning the Town & Country as a luxury vehicle means an interior that is downright posh on the top-of-the-line Limited trim level.

Unlike other minivans that require the awkward removal of the middle-row seats to achieve maximum cargo capacity, the Chrysler’s Stow ‘n Go seats fold flat into the floor. Operating these surprisingly comfortable seats is fairly simple, as only a quick tug of a strap and a few gentle yanks are required to make them disappear into the floor.

The third-row seats are also comfortable, but headroom might be tight for taller folks, while shorter folks may find the aggressive tilt of the seat cushion akin to sitting in a dentist’s chair. The 60/40-split third-row seat can be had with a slick power-folding option and can also be flipped backwards to create comfortable seating for tailgate parties and the kids’ soccer games. Several Edmunds editors of different heights noticed that the driver seat and pedals are mounted too close together, even when moved to the widest setting offered by the power adjustments.

Driving Impressions

The muscular engine and confident handling on winding roads make the 2012 Chrysler Town & Country a contender. But segment leaders like the Honda Odyssey and Toyota Sienna still offer more refinement. The Chrysler’s engine, while powerful, sounds and feels rougher, and there’s an odd whistling noise under deceleration. The six-speed automatic transmission does an admirable job of keeping power on tap, but gearchanges can sometimes be jarring. The steering effort is slightly heavier and the suspension is a bit less compliant as well. On the highway, we’ve also noticed some creaks and squeaks, although nothing compared to older models.

2012 Chrysler Town & Country Specs :

Engine Specifications
Size, liters/cu. in. : 3.6/220
Horsepower @ rpm. : 283 @ 6400
Torque (lb-ft) @ rpm. : 260 @ 4800
Availability : Standard
EPA City / highway mpg
6-speed automatic : 17/25

Fuel Data
EPA Fuel Economy Est – City : N/A MPG
EPA Fuel Economy Est – Hwy : N/A MPG
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx : 20.0 gal

Drivetrain Specifications
Drivetrain : Front-Wheel Drive

Interior Specifications
Front Headroom : 39.8 in
Front Hiproom : 57.6 in
Front Legroom: 40.6 in
Front Shoulderroom: 63.0 in
Passenger Capacity: 7
Second Headroom : 39.7 in
Second Hiproom : 64.8 in
Second Legroom : 36.3 in
Second Shoulderroom: 64.7 in
Third Headroom : 37.9 in
Third Hiproom : 48.7 in
Third Legroom : 31.8 in
Third Shoulderroom : 62.0 in

Exterior Specifications
Curb Weight : 4507 lbs
Height, Overall : 68.9 in
Length, Overall : 202.5 in
Min Ground Clearance: 6.1 in
Tread Width, Front : 65.5 in
Tread Width, Rear : 64.8 in
Turning Diameter – Curb to Curb : 39.1 ft
Turning Diameter – Wall to Wall : N/A ft
Wheelbase : 121.2 in
Width, Max w/o mirrors : 76.9 in

Wheels
Front Wheel Material: Aluminum
Rear Wheel Material : Aluminum

Tires
Front Tire Size : P235/60R16
Rear Tire Size : P235/60R16

2012 Chrysler Town & Country Price :

MSRP range: $29,995 – $38,995
Invoice price range: $28,790 – $37,070

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2011 Chrysler Review

2011 Chrysler Review – Chrysler barely survived 2009, only staying alive thanks to an arranged marriage to Italy’s Fiat. Aside from the fast-tracked Fiat 500, most fruits of this union won’t reach dealer showrooms for some time, but the new ownership has already breathed signs of life into the Pentastar’s once-dormant product pipeline.

In Detroit, Chrysler showed a rebadged version of the Lancia Delta. Such rebadges would be one way to quickly give Chrysler some more fresh product, especially with the U.S. return of Alfa Romeo in doubt once again.

Here’s what the future holds in store for Chrysler beyond the aforementioned 500 and upcoming 2011 300:

CAN FIAT SAVE CHRYSLER?
Small, midsize Fiat platforms, Multiair engines for Chrysler, Chrysler’s V-6, rear-drive platform for Alfa

Sergio Marchionne saved Chrysler from certain postbankruptcy death last year. Outsiders have placed a lot of faith in Fiat’s superstar chief, although his five-year plan revealed last November raises the question of whether Chrysler will soon be selling much more than rebadged Fiats, Alfa Romeos, and Lancias.

While North American Chrysler/Jeep/Dodge/Ram dealers have been consolidating in order to reduce product overlap, three of those brands now will share small Fiat underpinnings across several model lines.

Brand president Olivier Francois says Chrysler will share exterior styling with Lancia, of which Francois also is president. Ralph Gilles, still in charge of Chrysler Group design, also leads Dodge Brand and plans to upgrade its image and interiors, with variations ranging from “sweet and simple” to “uptown luxury” and “ultimate performance” SRT. How will “uptown luxury” Dodge differ from Lancia-based Chrysler? Probably in marketing more than material difference.

Fiat will apply its Multiair technology to Chrysler’s new line of larger-than-2.0-liter fours and its new Pentastar V-6. And Chrysler will build Fiat’s Multiair 1.4-liter four in its Dundee, Michigan, engine plant, and share its larger fours and Pentastar V-6 with Fiat, Alfa Romeo, and Lancia. The Pentastar is “protected” for downsizing to smaller displacements, important for Europe. It features a cast-aluminum block and dual-continuously variable cam phasing.

2011 Chrysler Review

2011 Chrysler Review – Sergio Marchionne saved Chrysler from certain postbankruptcy death last year. Outsiders have placed a lot of faith in Fiat’s superstar chief, although his five-year plan revealed last November raises the question of whether Chrysler will soon be selling much more than rebadged Fiats, Alfa Romeos, and Lancias.

While North American Chrysler/Jeep/Dodge/Ram dealers have been consolidating in order to reduce product overlap, three of those brands now will share small Fiat underpinnings across several model lines.

Brand president Olivier Francois says Chrysler will share exterior styling with Lancia, of which Francois also is president. Ralph Gilles, still in charge of Chrysler Group design, also leads Dodge Brand and plans to upgrade its image and interiors, with variations ranging from “sweet and simple” to “uptown luxury” and “ultimate performance” SRT. How will “uptown luxury” Dodge differ from Lancia-based Chrysler? Probably in marketing more than material difference.

Fiat will apply its Multiair technology to Chrysler’s new line of larger-than-2.0-liter fours and its new Pentastar V-6. And Chrysler will build Fiat’s Multiair 1.4-liter four in its Dundee, Michigan, engine plant, and share its larger fours and Pentastar V-6 with Fiat, Alfa Romeo, and Lancia. The Pentastar is “protected” for downsizing to smaller displacements, important for Europe. It features a cast-aluminum block and dual-continuously variable cam phasing.

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2012 Fisker Karma Price, Review

2012 Fisker Karma Price, Review, Specs, what car reviews, Luxury cars are everybody’s dream. And since now we are all concerned about our dying planet, we all need to do our bit to save what we have. Reduction of pollution can be done on a large scale by electric cars. But till today, all electric cars were mostly small and looked more or less like a toy. So, not many people were interested in buying electric cars. But today, you can buy a luxury electric car. After president Obama said that he would like to see a million electric cars before the end of his presidency, inventors started to think of ways to make electric cars more popular.

The Fisker Karma is finally here. In the year 2008, Aston Martin designer Henrick Fisker, gave his designs for the Fisker karma. But the launched was supposed to happen in the year 2009. Due to financial interruptions, the launched kept on being rescheduled. After 2009, there was not much buzz about this car. But finally, in the year 2012, it was finally launched and now it’s in full production. Being an electric car doesn’t hold back the Fisker Karma in any way. It has a 2l direct injection technique with a turn charged 4 cylinder gasoline engines. It is a soaring end PHEV. For an electric car that is pretty good.

Also it uses about 257 horsepower, but in spite of some minor drawbacks, it is a highly efficient car. After 8 hours of battery charging it can run up to 300 miles. It did not get much acclamation due to poor marketing and people are still under the misconception that electric cars can’t be classy and luxurious. The Fisker Karma is here to change that conception so it is your turn to give this majestic electric car a chance. You will also feel less guilty as you can drive without causing any pollution.

2012 Fisker Karma Specs :

Drivetrain : Rear Wheel Drive
Curb Weight (lbs) : 5300
City (MPG) : TBD
Hwy (MPG) : TBD
Horsepower : 260@TBD
Torque (lb-ft) : 960@TBD
Wheelbase : 124.4
Length (in.) : 196.8
Width (in.) : 84.0
Height (in.) : 52.4

2011 Chrsyler Sebring Price, Review & Picture

2011 Chrsyler Sebring Price, Review & Picture – New Car Reviews, Chrysler has updated the Sebring for 2011 with improved interior materials and fit and finish, including a new instrument panel cluster. Active head restraints have also been added to the Sebring. If seeking an example of how things went wrong for Chrysler while under the control of Daimler, the Sebring is a prime example. A decade ago, the Sebring convertible and the Cirrus sedan were handsome and capable cars. Following DaimlerChryslers management, the midsized cars were viciously cost cut. What’s more, the formerly esteemed design crew was passed off to Trevor Creed, an unimaginative, uncreative “yes-man.”

Now Chrysler is led by Sergio Marchionne; what is in the company’s future now? Innovation and novel designs are in the future. Chrysler has been implementing midcycle alterations for its US entry model; this is a vita segment for the car’s debut since 2007.

The Sebring is slated for a new exterior and interior design. In addition, the carmaker will be giving the car brand new dynamics. For the time being, car seekers can get the Sebring at hefty discounts, and deals are being offered on the leftover 2010 Sebring convertibles and sedans. No doubt, discounts will prove steep. For the car seeker on a shoestring budget, the soon to be outmoded Sebrings are ideal.

For the 2011 model, Chrysler smoothed out the hood strakes that were designed to become part of the brand’s “design language.” The convertible is available with a conventional soft top or a folding metal hardtop. The 2011 model Sebring benefits from a new instrument panel cluster and active head restraints. Tortoise shell accents cribbed from the 300 are available, and the convertible has been designed for optimum rear seat space.

Ride and handling for are about average for cars in this segment, though Sebring falls short in terms of refinement. You’ll find marginally acceptable levels of cowl shake in the convertible. Horsepower is 173 for the four-cylinder and 186 for the DOHC 2.7-liter V-6, which is available only in the convertible. The 3.5-liter makes 235 horsepower.

Both the sedan and convertible have advanced multi-stage airbags, electronic stability control and interior head impact protection. The convertible adds front-seat mounted side airbags, while the sedan has supplemental side curtain airbags and brake assist.

Bodystyles: Sedan, convertible
Engines: 2.4L I-4, 2.7L V-6, 3.5L V-6.
Transmissions: 6-speed automatic, 4-speed automatic
Models: LX, Touring, Limited convertible, Touring, Limited sedan.

EPA Fuel Economy
LX convertible (2.4L): 20 mpg city/29 mpg highway
Touring, Limited (2.4L): 21 mpg city/30 mpg highway
Touring convertible (2.7L): 18 mpg city/26 mpg highway
Limited sedan (3.5L): 16 mpg city/27 mpg highway
Limited convertible (3.5L): 16 mpg city/26 mpg highway

 

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2011 Fisker Karma Price, Review

2011 Fisker Karma Price, Review & Picture – New Car Reviews, The 2011 Fisker Karma plug-in hybrid is an all-new car based on an all-new architecture. Construction of the Karma has been contracted to Valmet Automotive, which has experience building Porches. Fisker recently purchased GM’s former Wilmington, Delaware facility, and plans to produce Fisker vehicles there in the near future. Born from the imaginings of Henrik Fisker, the famed Aston Martin designer, is the 2011 Karma. This vehicle sports a dual electronic motor-powered plug-in hybrid system and Q-Drive that powers the rear wheels. This environmentally advantageous luxury car is ideal for the wealthy wanting to express their refined tastes. Competing with the Telsa, the Karma’s designer wants to funnel funding from earlier luxury cars into more reasonably priced cars.

The Karma is a non-conventional sedan sporting a lithium-ion battery so the car can get 50 mpg derived from its electric-powered engine. Once the charge is depleted the vehicle coverts to the 2.0 L four-cylinder turbocharged engine that re-powers the battery. The design stems from the Chevy Volt configuration. This vehicle covers 300 miles, uses little fuel, and emissions are radically reduced.

The Karma has a sport mode with 403 horsepower too, obtained from the Q-Drive system; this allows the car to achieve zero-to-sixty miles per hour in 5.9 seconds. The battery charges up in 6 hours time too. The sedan will be followed by a convertible: the hardtop Karma Sunset.

The Karma is a long, low and sleek sedan with coupe-like proportions. Its Cheshire Cat grille is unmistakable yet uniquely handsome and large wheels help give it a smaller feel. It is slightly larger than a Maserati GranTurismo. The Karma’s interior is an exercise in restraint, with as few controls as possible while still offering an in-dash navigation and entertainment system. It is likewise luxuriously appointed and wrapped in leather, though final specs haven’t been revealed yet.

Fisker claims a peak 403 horsepower from its Q-Drive powertrain setup in the Karma, and when Sport mode is engaged, Fisker claims a 0-to-60 time of 5.9 seconds, and says the battery can be charged in as little as six hours depending on the connection. An energy-saving Stealth mode is the powertrain’s default setting and limits performance in order to optimize efficiency. Power comes from a lithium-Ion battery pack that can deliver 180 kW of peak electric power. A 260 horsepower, 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine acts as an electrical generator when the battery is depleted after about 50 miles. Specific safety details haven’t been announced yet, but per Federal regulations, the Karma will offer at minimum driver and passenger front airbags and electronic stability control.

Bodystyles: Sedan
Engines: Dual electric rear motors, 2.0L turbocharged I-4 (ICE)/generator combination
Transmissions: Single-speed reduction gearbox
Models: Sedan, Convertible Coupe

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2011 Fiat 500 Twinair Car

2011 Fiat 500 Twinair Car, what car reviews, Introduction of this product, which makes you so impressed, the Fiat 500 TwinAir is a fascinating prospect. This is where Fiat kitsch restatement of its iconic 1950car near elevates to a new level of 21st century relevance. The accelerator pedal is rubbery and imprecise, but the column mounted stick is fun to hold and bullying. It feels like driving an old car, but in a good way. Top speed of the Fiat 500 TwinAir stands at 107 mph and 0-62mph takes 11sec.But we would say that is like you’re a watch to be water resistant to 50 meters.

TwinAir the engine tested here, according to Fiat, “the greenest petrol in the world ‘, but it has no batteries, EV deceit or hybrid. It’s just a highly efficient, low friction, lightweight 875cc two-cylinder petrol engine and a turbo. The car is a function of the gearbox – a five-speed manual with very specific ratios. The first two gears are incredibly short, but you have to use all the time to maintain momentum, even resorting to the first to uncover a roundabout. But the third is beautiful long legs, and you can do just about every city driving without stirring up further. A cruise on a 70 mph dual carriageway feels comfortable, but a slight slope, you reach for the quarter.

The new Fiat 500 Cabrio introduces American customers to open-air driving excitement with beautiful Italian styling, timeless functionality, efficient design and innovative technology. The new 2012 Fiat 500c features a premium dual-layer power-operated cloth top that is designed to deliver all-season driving pleasure with the top up or down. With just the push of a button, the Fiat 500c’s power-operated cloth top retracts up to the rear spoiler during speeds up to 60 mph.

The Fiat 500c offers comfort for four passengers, three exterior soft-top colors, 14 exterior colors, 12 unique seat colors and material combinations plus a choice of two interior environments to allow customers to personalize “their own” Fiat 500c.

2011 Fisker Karma Price Review Picture

2011 Fisker Karma Price Review Picture, what car reviews, The 2011 Fisker Karma is a once an exotic sports car, a four-door and a plug-in hybrid. The brainchild of Henrik Fisker, Aston Martin and a veteran of BMW, was developed by Karma Fisker Automotive in Irvine, California, and is assembled in Finland. He once Karma is a plug-in hybrid of pure-series configuration. The 20-kWh lithium battery Nanophosphate from A123 can be placed on a standard 110-volt home track, what today is called Level 1 load. The batteries are the lower 10-15 percent of its maximum capacity. From this point, a Level 1 refill lasts 10-12 hours, a 220-volt level 2, about half of our time. Fiskerfeels the capacity to recharge at night is both a clear need and is also the norm.

The driver also has the option to turn a steering wheel paddle on the left in Sport mode. This allows the gasoline engine at higher revs make the calibrations, producing more power. It encourages the generator to a higher output and brings the battery at least 50 percent state of charge. Even with a dead battery, Sport mode does more than just to maintain progress. The car’s full capabilities, 0-60 in a reported 5.9 seconds, top speed of 125 mph unavailable. By contrast, in stealth mode, use only batteries, extends to 7.9 sec 0-60 time. Top speed is limited to 95 mph.

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2012 Ferrari California Price, Review

2012 Ferrari California Price, Review, Specs, what car reviews, 2012 Ferrari California car is now very pleasant with appearance that incredible. This shape is really pleasant for the rider. The new model is available exclusively as a convertible from the folding hard top. Then both the chassis and the bodywork are made of aluminum according to the current model range. Ferrari California will be powered with a new V8 engine. This machine was first installed in the history of the marque in the mid-front.

As per the traditional Ferrari transaxle layout, the engine, which allows the Ferrari California to sprint from 0 to 100 km/h in less than 4.0 seconds, will be coupled to a 7-speed dual clutch transmission that boosts the car’s performance while enhancing the driving pleasure, improves ride comfort and reduces fuel consumption and emissions (c.310 g/km CO2). The comfort is further enhanced by a new multilink rear suspension system.

The 2012 California will arrived with a tweaked ECU and improved engine components, resulting in a 30 horsepower bump from the car’s 4.3L V8. Total output is expected to be 483 horsepower and 373 lb-ft of torque.

In addition to the revised engine, Ferrari engineers have also been working to improve the California’s chassis. The 2012 model will arrive with new lighter alloys, trimming 66 pounds from the California’s waistline. The new model will also arrive with a faster reacting suspension.

As a result of those improvements the 2012 California will be able to scoot from 0-62 in 3.85 seconds. No word on pricing for the new model, but the revised California should arrive in Ferrari dealerships during the early part of 2012.

The Ferrari California is also equipped with the exclusive F1-Trac traction control system which made its debut on the 599 GTB Fiorano and has been further honed to suit the typical driving conditions expected for this new GT. Brembo brakes featuring carbon-ceramic material disks as standard guarantee superbly efficient braking.

In addition to sporting the marque’s classic styling cues, the cabin has also been beautifully trimmed using quality materials by Ferrari own skilled artisans. New accessories and equipment, such as the seats, steering wheel, instrument panel and infotainment system, together with optimised aerodynamics ensure that this is a highly ergonomic and enjoyable car to drive regardless of whether the top is up or down.

2012 Ferrari California Price :

Base price : $250,000 (CAD)

2012 Ferrari California Specs :

Drivetrain : Rear Wheel Drive
Drive : 4-wheel
Body style : Hatchback, 2+2-passenger
Engine : 6.3L V-12, 651 hp, 504 lb-ft
Transmissions : 7-speed dual-clutch automatic and 2-speed automatic
Passenger Volume : N/A
Cargo space : 15.9 cu ft
Curb Weight (lbs) : 3825
City (MPG) : 13
Hwy (MPG) : 19
Wheelbase 105.1
Length (in.) : 179.6
Width (in.) : 74.9
Height (in.) : 51.5

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2011 Ferrari 599 SA Aperta Spec Price Review

The 2011 Ferrari 599 SA Aperta is a special model in celebration of Pininfarina’s 80th anniversary and is limited to just 80 examples—all of which are already spoken for. The SA nomenclature pays homage to Sergio and Andrea Pininfarina, well known for designing some of Ferrari’s most successful road-going cars.

The SA Aperta is a true roadster, allowing 599 owners to bask in the V-12’s signature engine note in a whole new manner. A more raked windshield and two aerodynamic fins behind either passenger and integrated into the two roll-bars (which outline the two passenger seats) are some of the car’s standout features compared to the fixed-roof car. A light soft top is included as a last resort if the weather gets bad. To keep performance on par with the rest of the 599 lineup, the chassis was designed to be as stiff as the closed berlinetta without adding a ton of weight. The car will most likely sit as low as the current GTO, which sits 0.4 inches lower than the 599 GTB equipped with the HGTE package, which sits 0.4 inches lower than a stock 599 GTB.

The 661-hp engine beneath its hood and Ferrari’s advanced technology will ensure the 599 SA Aperta delivers performance like no other open-top Ferrari vehicle. Ferrari should be releasing more details on the 599 SA Aperta very soon.

Specification Ferrari 599 SA Aperta
Base Price : $520,000 (estimated)
Engine : 6.7-liter V-12
Horsepower : 661 hp @ 8,250 rpm (estimated)
Torque : 457 lb-ft @ 6,500 rpm (estimated)
Transmission : 6-speed SMG (estimated) 0–60 mph 3.5 seconds (estimated)
Top Speed : 200 mph (estimated)
Weight : 3,400 lb (estimated)
Length : 185 inches
Tires : Front: 285/30ZR-20,
Rear : 315/35ZR-20 (estimated)
FOR : GTO-matching output

2012 Ferarri 458 Italia Price, Reviews, Specs

2012 Ferarri 458 Italia, what car reviews, The big news for the Ferrari faithful for 2012 is the addition of the 458 Spider to the lineup. Unlike its predecessors, Ferrari has ditched the fabric convertible mechanism for a superamerica flip top. Where the Superamerica’s transparent roof flipped over and atop the rear lid, the 458 Spider’s small rear glass and bulk of the roof separate three quarters of the way into the roof, before both stack and flip under a raised tonneau cover. Ferrari says its patented design keeps the folded roof from intruding into rear engine compartment or cabin area and even leaves room for a small luggage bench behind the two chairs.

Made entirely from aluminum, the 458 Spider’s top apparatus weighs 55 pounds less than a traditional soft-top and opens and closes in a fast-for-a-hardtop 14 seconds. Altogether, Ferrari says the 458 Spider (it dropped the Italia in all the convertible’s press materials) is 111 pounds heavier than the coupe for a dry weight of 3,153 pounds; we anticipate its curb weight to be around 3,400 pounds. Ferrari says it will run zero-to-62 mph in 3.5 seconds and top out at more than 198 mph, a modest increase of 0.1 of a second and decrease of four miles per hour compared to the coupe.

The new rear cover features two large and six smaller intakes feeding the engine and cooling the radiators for the clutch and gearbox oil. Air is diverted inward by two large roll hoops behind and on either side of the passengers’ chairs. The visuals provided by the intake vents and buttresses, especially from an angle above the car, are nothing short of mesmerizing. The rest of the Pininfarina-penned coupe’s aerodynamically sculpted lines and compact shape are retained. The only item we will miss is the transparent rear window with easy visual access to the 4.5-liter V-8 engine.

Like the coupe, and an often-unmentioned aspect of the 458 italia, the car’s screaming engine normally creates 557 hp and only makes the full 562 when the little deformable flaps in the front intakes are flattened at very high speeds. The V-8 features direct fuel injection for less fuel consumption and emissions while improving performance. Despite its high-revving nature, the power plant puts out 80 percent of its 398 lb-ft of torque at 3,250 rpm. The coupe’s traditional flat-plane racing crankshaft and triple exhaust parlay with the 9,000-rpm redline to produce a mechanical aria that is as patriotic sounding to Italian car lovers as the car’s name. Ferrari says it tweaked the 458 Spider’s exhaust note further for even more ear splendor within the cabin.

2012 Ferarri 458 Italia specs

Engine 4.5-liter V-8
Horsepower 562 hp @ 9,000 rpm
Torque 398 lb-ft @ 6,000 rpm
Transmission 7-speed DCT
0–60 mph 3.5 seconds
Top Speed 198 mph
Weight 3,400 lb (estimated)
Length 178 inches
Tires Front: 235/35ZR-20, Rear: 295/35ZR-20

2012 Ferarri 458 Italia price

The base price of ferarri is $260,000 (estimated).

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2011 Ferrari 458 Spider Reviews

Ferrari car manufacturers ready to return to innovate, the manufacturer from Maranello, Italy is ready to give birth Ferrari 458 Spider. This brand-new car will be born in September.

Exotic sports car will be born at the Frankfurt Auto Show and the show is actually a convertible version of the 458 Italian but claimed to have a sexier look.

Birth of a Ferrari 458 Spider will have a hard-top that can be folded and ready to shift the 458 Italian soft-top version.

For strength, 458 Spider will likely still have the power to drive 570 horsepower 400 lb-ft of torque from a capacity of 4.5 liters V8 engine that is hidden on his body.

And to strengthen these crazy machines, in 458 Italian Ferrari was supported by the transmission of the seven-speed dual clutch gearbox rear wheel that can make this car accelerates from 0-100 km per hour in just 3.4 seconds and reaches a maximum speed of up to 325 miles per hour.

But for the 458 Spider despite having the same spec engine seems to be slower considering this car requires a folding roof system and reinforced chassis for it that will ultimately make this car so the weight is heavier than his brother did.

But if you want a more powerful, please be patient. Because Ferrari is reportedly testing a machine they called the F70. This car is prepared as the successor to the Ferrari Enzo.

F70 car is rumored to have a V8 engine with twin-turbo that has the power to 700 horsepower. While his version of the V12 is likely to have more power 50-100 horsepower from its V8 version. In addition, Ferrari reportedly also preparing a replacement 599 GTB Fiorano.

While in 2013, Ferrari will likely launch the latest version (facelift) from California and some news that said that that year would also give birth Ferrari 458 Scuderia, sebauh car faster than 458 Italian and will have some elements taken from car 458 Challenge racing.

2011 Ferrari 599 GTB Fiorano Specs, Prices, Reviews

2011 Ferrari 599 GTB Fiorano Specs, Prices, Reviews, what car reviews, The 2011 Ferrari 599 GTB remains primarily unchanged for the new model year. The sexy coupe continues to feature Ferrari’s most powerful V12 engine which puts out an impressive 620 horsepower. Also available is the Handling Gran Turismo Evoluzione (HGTE) package which was introduced in 2009. This takes the already formidable 599 and adds a modified set-up with stiffer springs and rear anti-roll bar as well as new calibration settings for the magnetorheological shock absorbers.

The 599 GTB Fiorano is Ferrari’s most powerful V12-engined production car of all time. It features a 6.0-liter V12 engine derived directly from the Enzo supercar, producing 620 hp at 7,600 rpm and 446 pound-feet of torque at 5,600 rpm.

The car represents the latest interpretation of a theme that has seen such classics as the 250 GT, the 275 GTB, and the 365 GTB4. The Ferrari 599 GTB replaces the 575M Maranello, which followed the 550 Maranello introduced in 1996.

The 599 shares a basic design language and much of its chassis with the 612 Scaglietti. Bodywork was penned by Italian design house Pininfarina. Dynamically adjustable MagneRide suspension enables the 599 to offer a smooth ride for cruising, while still taking corners like a track-oriented supercar.

Interior and Materials options include a new Enzo Ferrari-inspired carbon-fiber steering wheel with LED rev display which can be specified along with a special carbon-fiber trim kit for the door panels, instrument panel, gear stick surround and sill kick panels.

A choice of various types of leather trim are available for the seats and interior. The passenger areas of the Ferrari 599 GTB Fiorano are trimmed in leather while the driver area and controls boast more high-tech detailing in carbon-fiber and aluminum.

Some standard features include front bi-xenon headlamps and rear LED lights, dusk and rain sensors, dual-zone climate control, electrically adjustable steering-wheel column, hideaway radio/CD player and key with integrated volumetric anti-theft device with motion sensors.

2011 Ferrari 599 Fiorano Prices :
Price starting from: USD 456,000.

2011 Ferrari 599 Fiorano Specifications :
General
• Body Style : Coupe
• Size : Midsize
• Market Segment : Performance
• Weight : 3722 lbs
Exterior
• Length : 183.7 in.
• Width : 77.2 in.
• Height : 52.6 in.
• Wheelbase : 108.3 in.
• Ground Clearance : TBD
• Front Track : 66.5 in.
• Rear Track : 63.7 in.
• Weight Distribution : 47/53
• Drag Coefficient : TBD
Interior – General
• Seats : 2
• Passenger Volume : TBD
• Cargo Volume : 11.3 cu. ft.
• Cargo Volume (Seats Folded) : TBD
Interior – Front Row
• Volume : TBD
• Leg Room : TBD
• Head Room : TBD
• Shoulder Room : TBD
• Hip Room : TBD
Propulsion
• Fuel Type : Gas
• Engine Type : 6.0L V12
• Power : 620 hp @ 7600 rpm
• Torque : 448 lb-ft @ 5600 rpm
• Transmission : 6-Speed Manual
• Highway Fuel Economy : 15 mpg
• City Fuel Economy : 11 mpg
• Forced Induction : None
• Direct Injection : No
Chassis
• Layout : Rear Wheel Drive
• Front Suspension : Strut-Type
• Rear Suspension : Double Wishbone
Wheels
• Front : 19″ Aluminum
• Front Tires : 245/40 19
• Rear : 20″ Aluminum
• Rear Tires : 305/35 20
Trailering & Hauling
• Trailer Weight : N/A
• Payload
• Tongue Weight : N/A

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Let the latest Ford Fiesta sweep you off your feet

Let the latest Ford Fiesta sweep you off your feet, what car reviews, Are you planning to get a new car for your family? Well then check this review out about the brand new Ford Fiesta and you can’t avoid buying this irresistible latest model of Ford for yourself. Here come the main features of this grandest car ever.

• It would get a ten on ten on its look
• It has got a superb 2 lit engine.
• In built camera with rear view
• Several service centers all over India
• Great handling
• Fabulous control of the cruise
• Best mileage than any of the previous Ford models
• Brilliant resale value

This car has been made intelligently especially for the Indian roads and that is why the suspension is a bit higher and the dynamic R15 tires help you drive smoothly even on the rocky surfaces and pits. The gear of this car comes with a comfortable grip and this car has got B2E as its platform on which the car is built.

Now let’s talk about the highly efficient engine of this car which has huge power of 120bhp and it has coolest valve timing that lets you drive your Ford Fiesta without any hard effort. The gearbox is composed of twin clutch auto system and it is a very low maintenance car which hardly costs you extra whether in terms of fuel consumption or other maintenance charges. The big turbo engine of this car helps you raise the speed smoothly and the interior décor of the car hold a perfect combination of class along with a modern spunky look. The leather clad dashboard looks awesome and all of the seats come with decent room for footing. So don’t delay anymore. Get a Ford Fiesta and drive with pride.

Ford Fiesta Specs :

Built for the road yet inspired by the runway, Fiesta adds fashionable interior style packages that include two-tone leather-trimmed seats with harmonizing door trim inserts, color-coordinated steering wheel and instrument panel trim, premium carpet floor mats with the Fiesta logo proudly embroidered in front and a leather-wrapped gearshift knob.

2012 Ford Fiesta is powered by an advanced 1.6-liter four-cylinder engine delivering 120 horsepower and 112 lb.-ft. of torque. This smooth, responsive yet economical engine can be mated to an available PowerShift six-speed automatic transmission. For buyers preferring the control of a stick shift and clutch pedal, a five-speed manual transmission is fitted as standard.

2012 Ford Fiesta’s four-cylinder engine is enhanced by the inclusion of twin independent variable camshaft timing (Ti-VCT). This innovation helps the no-compromise 2012 Ford Fiesta generate additional power, increases fuel economy, and reduces part-throttle emissions by optimization of valve opening and closing overlap. Managing these events with influence from throttle position and vehicle speed helps the engine to breathe and perform at peak efficiency at all times.

No other car in 2012 Ford Fiesta’s segment offers as many airbag restraints or the Trinity front crash structure. That is why the no-compromise 2012 Ford Fiesta was named a Top Safety Pick by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS).

2012 Ford Fiesta a small car that is big on safety – features a class-leading array of seven airbags including a class-exclusive driver’s knee airbag, Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS), four-wheel anti-lock brakes and Ford’s acclaimed AdvanceTrac® with electronic stability control to help drivers keep the vehicle in control under a wide variety of dynamic driving conditions.

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Ford Introduces Edge – saving Door Protector

Ford Introduces Edge – saving Door Protector, what car reviews, When we opened the car door sometimes forget if there is a car next to us. As a result the outskirts of our car door or car body become scratched. Of course we do not want this to happen to our cars right?

It was taken by the car manufacturer Ford. Ford also developed a feature called Door Edge Protector.

“Ford’s new Door Edge Protector is an excellent innovation for preventing these annoying dents and scratches. Any system that can reduce the risk of damage to your own or someone else’s vehicle is worthy of recognition, but one that operates so effectively without affecting the looks or performance is particularly noteworthy.”

The mechanism is fairly simple tool, the rubber is going to move out along the 15 cm and moves out seconds when the door opened.

Rubber or buffer directly over the door edges to prevent damage to car paint. Meanwhile, when the door is closed, the tool retracts instantly within 60 milliseconds.

Ford will be rolling out the device on the Ford Focus from January 2012. And even if you aren’t in the market for a new car, you can always take advantage by parking next to a new Focus next time you’re at a local car park – as the Edge Protector will protect your paint work too. The idea is to reduce the number of expensive dents and scratches that modern motorists have to suffer.

The Edge Protector pops in and out almost instantaneously, so you can still slam your car door shut without worry of catching it. Ford claims it should be good for thousands of uses, and the exterior rubber part can simply be unclipped and replaced by the owner if need be. The system is entirely mechanical, tied into the door hinge we presume, so there’s no electronic motors to malfunction. Ford claims these features to protect the 90 percent damage to the paint on the front door and 85 percent on the back door.

“Feature Door Edge Protector will be one of the features that we think will make the consumer say ‘Why do not people think about this early”.

Research conducted on Ford’s behalf suggests that 57% of respondents in the Midlands, 54% of respondents in the South and 49% of respondents in the North have experienced door damage of the kind the Door Edge Protector is designed to prevent.

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Ford Focus Econetic Price, Review

Ford Focus Econetic Price, Review, Specs, what car reviews, The latest car in the Ford family, the Ford Focus Econetic is all set to rule the roads. Upholding the Ford tradition, the Ford Econetic is as beautiful on the outside, as it is comfortable on the inside. As the name suggest, this car is very eco friendly with very high fuel efficiency. The car consumes about 3.5 liters of petrol for every 100 kms traversed. With the help of latest technological advancement, this car releases less carbon dioxide in the environment making it very eco friendly and at the same time no compromise has been made on the quality of the engine or performance.

This car comes with an aerodynamic design which ensures a smooth ride and it delivers a power packed performance with a 1.6l turbo charged engine. The Ford Focus Econetic comes in either a 89 or a 108BHP model generating 240Nm of torque. The car comes with low rolling resistance tyres to reduce drag and overall loads on the engine. Some of the other includes in the car are a Thermal management system for effective warm up, an electronic steering for smooth navigation and a low friction engine for sustained performance.

 

The car is equipped with a 5 speed manual transmission and has a very good pick up. The dashboard is very well lit and it provides the driver with all the necessary information that is required while enjoying a comfortable ride. The interiors are absolutely stunning and plush with very comfortably leather seats that not only look elegant but also provide a very comfortable ride. The Ford Focus Econetic has ample leg space for its class which means that passengers don’t have to crouch and they can have a comfortable long distance ride as well. The boot is also spacious enabling a family to pack enough luggages for a short trip or a vacation.

Ford Focus Econetic Specs :

Ford has brought in a heap of powertrain changes, chief among them a stop-start system which automatically kills the engine when its idling and switches it back on as the driver reengages the clutch. This technology is nothing new but it makes a big impact on a car whose 107bhp 1.6-litre Duratorq diesel engine is already one of the most fuel-efficient on the market.

The claimed fuel economy figure – 74.2 mpg to be precise – is impressive, but the Econetic’s CO2 emissions are incredible, breaking below the 100g/km barrier for the first time in the Focus’ history. This is an astonishing achievement for a car of this size, and one that makes this Focus Econetic exempt from vehicle tax and puts it in the lowest benefit-in-kind bracket possible for company car users.

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2012 Mustang GT Review

2012 Mustang GT Review, Price, Specs, what car reviews, The 2012 Ford Mustang ranks 1 out of 8 affordable sport car. This ranking is based on our analysis of 13 published reviews and test drives of the Ford Mustang, and our analysis of reliability and safety data.
The 2012 Ford Mustang continues to garner winning reviews for its performance and fuel economy, but gets critiqued for its cramped back seat and questionable interior quality in base models.

From a performance standpoint, it’s hard to go wrong with the 2012 Ford Mustang. Consumers guide writes, “Any Mustang offers an attractive blend of performance, swagger, value, and surprising usability.”

Most other critics also agree that with the Mustang, you get a lot for your money. A new V6 was introduced on the 2011 model, which not only offered substantially more power, but also excellent fuel economy. While the Mustang may not be the most agile when compared with smaller affordable sport cars like the mazda miata, it’s nimbler than competing muscle cars like the chevrolet camaro and Dodge challengers.

However, that doesn’t mean there isn’t room for improvement. Although higher trim levels have decent interior quality, reviewers frequently note that base models make liberal use of exposed hard plastics. Many recommend opting for the premium trim, which corrects these issues, albeit at a higher price.
The mustang performance is good, with a nibbling handling, ample power and good fuel economy, test driver say tha the 2012 mustang GT is a front runner in the affordable sport car pack.

2012 Mustang GT specs

The mustang exterior is good too, its available as a couple and comfortable, reviewers say that the 2012 Ford Mustang looks so good that it’s become commonplace.

The mustang interior is good too, The 2012 Ford Mustang has a cabin that reviewers like, but that doesn’t mean there isn’t room for improvement. The base model’s interior lacks the quality found on upper trims, and like many competing affordable sport car the Mustang’s back seat isn’t the most inviting place to be.

The mustang safety is exellent, The federal goverment has only performed rollover tests on the 2012 Ford Mustang. However, both coupe and convertible models earned top scores of five out of five stars for their ability to prevent a rollover. While the insurance institutes for higway has yet to test the 2012 Mustang, it has tested both the 2011 Mustang coupe and converdible, coupes and convertibles both earn top scores of “Good” in IIHS front- and rear-impact crash tests. The 2011 convertible also earned a “Good” score in side-impact tests, while the coupe received the second-highest score of “Acceptable”. No roof strength tests have been provided on either model.

Every 2012 Ford Mustang comes equipped with front airbags, front-seat side airbags, anti-lock brakes and integrated blind-spot mirrors. The 2012 Ford Mustang also features mykey, a system that’s designed to help parents promote safe driving habits in their teens. MyKey allows parents to do things like limit the top speed, disable the audio system when seatbelts are not in use and sound a persistent chime when the vehicle’s speed hits 45, 55 and 65 mph.

2012 Mustang GT price

The biggest news comes in the marketing friendly drop into the sub-$30,000 mark for the Mustang GT base coup, including the $850 destination charge. However, things aren’t all good news, as Premium trim level on both V6 and GT models sees a $200 price increase, while the GT Premium convertible saw the largest hike of $700 upward.

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2012 Ford Focus Price, Review

2012 Ford Focus Price, Review, Specs, what car reviews, The Focus is Ford’s compact car that is redesigned for 2012. The Focus was first introduced in 1998 in Europe and came to the U.S. for the 2000 model year. Previous versions of the Focus have received design and performance changes tailored for the U.S. market. The 2012 Focus will be sold in both 5-door hatchback and 4-door sedan versions, and under the One Ford initiative, the Focus sold in the U.S. will be the same as the Focus sold in Europe and other world markets.

Body Styles, Trim Levels, and Options

The 2012 Ford Focus is a compact car that’s available in sedan and four-door hatchback body styles. There are four trim levels available: S, SE, SEL and Titanium.

The S model, which is only offered as a sedan, comes with 15-inch steel wheels; keyless entry; air-conditioning; power front windows; power locks and mirrors; a height-adjustable driver seat; a tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel; and a four-speaker sound system with a CD player and auxiliary audio jack. Move up to the SE and you get 16-inch steel wheels, automatic headlights, front foglights, a rear spoiler (hatchback only), rear power windows, a trip computer, steering-wheel-mounted audio controls and Ford’s MyKey parental controls. The hatchback is pretty similar but gets a 60/40 split-folding seatback (versus one solid folding seatback) and a removable cargo cover.

The optional Convenience package for the Focus SE adds cruise control and map lights. The SE Sport package adds 16-inch alloy wheels, rear disc brakes, a rear spoiler (sedan), upgraded exterior and interior trim, sport seats and a leather-wrapped steering wheel. Also optional is a six-speaker audio system bundled with Ford’s Sync cell phone and iPod interface.

The SEL model adds one-touch up/down power windows, multicolor ambient lighting and most of the SE’s optional features. Spring for the Titanium model and you get 17-inch alloy wheels, a sport-tuned suspension, upgraded exterior and interior trim, a rear spoiler (sedan), keyless ignition/entry, MyFord Touch technology with an 8-inch center touchscreen and Wi-Fi capability, and a 10-speaker Sony audio system with satellite radio and HD radio. MyFord Touch and the Sony system are optional on the SEL.

The Titanium and SEL Premium packages add rear parking sensors, automatic wipers, a six-way power driver seat, leather upholstery, an auto-dimming rearview mirror and a rear armrest. The Titanium Handling package adds 18-inch wheels, an upgraded sport-tuned suspension, a full-size spare and summer tires. Optional for the SEL and Titanium is a voice-activated navigation system with real-time traffic.

Optional on all but the S is the Winter package, which adds heated front seats and heated mirrors with side marking lamps. The SEL and Titanium can be had with the Parking Technology package, which adds front and rear parking sensors, a rearview camera and an automated parallel parking system. Optional only on the SE sedan is a Super Fuel Economy (SFE) package, which adds 16-inch steel wheels with aero wheel covers, low-rolling-resistance tires, rear disc brakes and a rear spoiler.

The Focus Electric (BEV) will only be available as a four-door hatchback. In terms of equipment, it’s similar to the Titanium trim model. For now, availability is limited to a few select states.

Powertrains and Performance

Under the hood, the front-wheel-drive 2012 Ford Focus has a new 2.0-liter inline four-cylinder engine that puts out 160 horsepower and 146 pound-feet of torque. Entry-level S and SE models get a five-speed manual transmission standard, while a six-speed automatic transmission that Ford has dubbed “Powershift” (technically, it’s a dual-clutch automated manual) is standard on SEL and Titanium trim levels. It is optional on the S and SE.

The Focus Electric has a 92-kilowatt electric drive motor that draws power from a 23kWh lithium-ion battery pack. (For reference, the Leaf has an 80-kW motor and a 24kWh battery.) Power is applied to the front wheels through a single-speed direct-drive transmission. Ford promises an effective range of about 100 miles between charging. But as with all electric cars, actual performance will be highly dependent on driving style and environment.

Safety

The 2012 Ford Focus gets a long list of important safety features as standard equipment, including antilock brakes (rear drums on S and SE; rear discs on others), stability control, front side airbags and side curtain airbags. The Ford Sync system, which is available on all Focus models, also now includes an emergency crash notification feature that automatically dials 911 when paired with a compatible cell phone. Ford’s MyKey system, which can be used to set certain parameters for teen drivers, is standard on every Focus except the S sedan.

Interior Design and Special Features

While the handsome exterior of this new Focus might be what initially sets the hook, it’s the total transformation of the passenger cabin that will reel you in. The interior is attractive and quiet, and the materials are best-in-class. The layout of gauges and controls is intuitive to understand in the lower trim levels, but the MyFord Touch option’s touchscreen controls can be tough to figure out at first. Even once mastered, MyFord Touch can be distracting since it requires so much attention to operate properly. Still, technologies like MyFord Touch, Sync, HD radio and the available automatic parking system set the Focus apart from the pack.

The front seats are supportive and comfortable over long distances. The rear seats offer adequate headroom, but come up a little short on legroom when compared with some of the competition. The sedan’s 13.2-cubic-foot trunk is on par for this class, but the hatchback model is still the better choice for the practically minded, with 23.8 cubic feet of space with the 60/40-split rear seats up and a generous 44.8 cubic feet with them folded down. Cargo dimensions for the Focus Electric haven’t yet been released.

Driving Impressions

The 2012 Ford Focus feels like a European car in the way it’s been tuned to provide both sharp handling and a refined ride. There’s very little body roll in corners, while the sharp, communicative steering is a revelation given that it’s electrically assisted. The 2012 Focus is a fun car to drive, especially if it’s the Titanium trim level with the Titanium Handling package.

The 2.0-liter engine isn’t as much of a standout, but it offers competitive performance and fuel economy. The five-speed manual transmission works well enough and gives the car a sportier feel, though we found ourselves wishing for a 6th gear on the highway.

The automatic has that extra gear, though buyers should note that it’s technically a dual-clutch automated manual and behaves differently from a traditional automatic, occasionally rolling slightly back on hills or being reluctant to creep forward when parking. Shift quality is also disappointing and, at times, aggravating. The transmission upshifts too quickly and is too hesitant to downshift unless the throttle pedal is mashed. Both issues likely result from Ford’s effort to maximize fuel economy.

2012 Ford Focus Price :

MSRP range: $16,500 – $22,700
Invoice price range: $15,635 – $21,112

2012 Ford Focus Specs :

4dr Sdn S
* Transmission: Manual
* Drivetrain: Front Wheel Drive
* MPG: 26 City / 36 Hwy
* Engine: Gas I4 2.0L/121
* Horsepower: 160 @ 6500
* Torque: 146 @ 4450 2.0L/121

4dr Sdn SE
* Transmission: Manual
* Drivetrain: Front Wheel Drive
* MPG: 26 City / 36 Hwy
* Engine: Gas I4 2.0L/121
* Horsepower: 160 @ 6500
* Torque: 146 @ 4450 2.0L/121

5dr HB SE
* Transmission: Manual
* Drivetrain: Front Wheel Drive
* MPG: 26 City / 36 Hwy
* Engine: Gas I4 2.0L/121
* Horsepower: 160 @ 6500
* Torque: 146 @ 4450 2.0L/121

4dr Sdn SEL
* Transmission: Automatic
* Drivetrain: Front Wheel Drive
* MPG: 28 City / 38 Hwy
* Engine: Gas I4 2.0L/121
* Horsepower: 160 @ 6500
* Torque: 146 @ 4450 2.0L/121

5dr HB SEL
* Transmission: Automatic
* Drivetrain: Front Wheel Drive
* MPG: 28 City / 38 Hwy
* Engine: Gas I4 2.0L/121
* Horsepower: 160 @ 6500
* Torque: 146 @ 4450 2.0L/121

4dr Sdn Titanium
* Transmission: Automatic
* Drivetrain: Front Wheel Drive
* MPG: 28 City / 38 Hwy
* Engine: Gas I4 2.0L/121
* Horsepower: 160 @ 6500
* Torque: 146 @ 4450 2.0L/121

5dr HB Titanium
* Transmission: Automatic
* Drivetrain: Front Wheel Drive
* MPG: 28 City / 38 Hwy
* Engine: Gas I4 2.0L/121
* Horsepower: 160 @ 6500
* Torque: 146 @ 4450 2.0L/121

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Information 2015

Workshop in Salin-de-Giraud Elementary school in Arles

The workshop with local elementary school sutdents at Salin-de-Giraud.

Workshop in Musashino Art University

The workshop was held with student in Musashino Art University.
Students make art works in a week. Appereciation was held on final day.

Guangzhou project

Collaboration project with Japanese Interior Designer.
6 art works will be set in the 65 stories building in Guangzhou.
This project will be finished at the end of 2015.

Kamel Mennour Solo Show 

Solo show at Kamel Menour Gallery New space.
Project maquettes from 1983-2015 are exhibited , Tetra House project, documenta 9, Tree hut in Bruge etc..

Scheiterturm / Log Tower

Kunstmuseum Thurgau
Ittinger Museum

Oct. 17 2015

TRIENNALE Burugge 2015

www.TRIENNALEBRUGGE.BE
May 15 – Oct. 18 2015

『Tsumari Diorama』

Echigo Tsumari Art Triennale 2015, Jul. 29-Sep.13 2015, Niigata

New Diorama installation in the exhibition room of CIAN( Center for Interlocal Art Network).
The models or materials will be spread on this diorama.

“Use of Time “

30 January – 29 March 2015
Kunsthaus Zug

This is museum collection show .
I was visit to them and had a Lecture at there.
The old structure ( from 1995 – ) are still exist in the city in Zug.

The ceremony of Marriage

Marriage at my site in Kunisaki!

“New video document”

This is new video for shooting at my studio in Paris .
Just simple monologue.

 

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Information 2014

“Tront Lamp Posts”, Commission Work

Waterfront Tront, Tront, Canada
Permanent Work

The Award of the West Don Lands Public Art Competition organized by Waterfront Tront.
Installation is setteled in front street landmark.


Solo exhibition gallery 604

Gallery 604, Busan, Korea
27 September-22 November 2014

Solo exhibition at Gallery 604 in Busan.

Kunisaki Art Festival 2014, Kibe Project
“La Chaire”

kunisaki Art Festival 2014, Kunisaki City, Oita, Japan
4 October-30 November 2014

In the 16th Century, many christians once lived in Kibe Area.
The new wooden road installation was built up to connect the present situation
with the local past story about a first Japanese priest, Petro Kasui Kibe, who had come back from Rome.

“Tokyo in Progress Document”
Misa Shin Gallery, Tokyo
26 June- 27 September. 2014

Exhibtion with project Documents about “Tokyo in Progress”(2010-2013).

Hokkaido in Progress “Mikasa Project 2014”
Former Misono elementary school, Mikasa City, Hokkaido
10-14. July 2014


This is a georama installation for the landscape Coalmine city after the thaw (daytime).
Inside: Light up installation coalmine city (nighttime) made by Japanese artist group “Coalmine Lab”.

“Project Konstruktionen”
( Log Tower Document and others )

Kunstmuseum Thurgau
ittingener Museum, Kartause Ittingen, Switzerland
13 April -19 October 2014
www.kunstmuseum.ch 


“MAK-PERMANENT COLLECTION ASIA (CHINA-JAPAN-KOREA)”

Artistic concept and Design
MAK- Österreichisches Museum fur Angewandte Kunst
Permanent Installation

 

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“Au fil de la SAONE” Lyon
Saone River side, Lyon
Public open:06 Jul. 2013-

6 site specific works to build near rivrer Sone in Lyon.
It will be permanent structures.


“Tokyo in Progress Closing Event”
Harumibashi Tokyo Metropolitan Park Toyosu Dome
28 Oct 2013

Final event for the Tokyo in progress project.
Dance and Music, Talks events were held on the project site.
After the event, Toyosu Dome and Tuskuda Terrace were removed.
Shioiri Tower still remains by the voice of local people.


“Hokkaido in progress [ Mikasa project 2013 ]”

Since last year, the big scale of the diorama construct
The coal mine city diorama work was almost complete now.


“Territori instabili ( Unstable Territory )”
CCC Strozzina, Palazzo Strozzi
11 Oct. 2013 – 19 Jan. 2014

Group show in Frenze, Italy
2 tree huts fixed at inside , outside building of Palazzo Strozzi.


“Tree hut in the Place Vendome”
Part of the event of the Fiac 2013, Paris.

The site is very much popular and prestige of the historical monument.
One hut construct at main post and 4 other huts on the roof of the surrounding buildings.


“Private garden in zurich”
Construction : October 2013.
Permanent private Collection in Zurich.


“Toronto Nuit Blanche 2013 ”
05 Oct. 2013
Toronto city.

About 800 used chairs to construct in front of the church.
It is out door site specific project.


“SITE- Place of Memories, Spaces with Potential ”
Hiroshima city Museum of Contemporary Art
20 Jul. – 14 Oct. 2013

The project ( prefabrication in Hiroshima ) document show.
It was 100 prefabricated garden sheds was set up in the city Hiroshima.
This time , just 10 sheds was built at inside ,outside of the museum.
It is the document installation.


“Collectie Folie”
Parc la Villette, Paris
17 Apr. – 25 Aug. 2013

A lot of the people participate to construct the 21m tower at “Parc la Villette”.
The participants can make any kind of the structure and fix this tower.
To build up and fixed and then take it down all at the end of the schedule.

http://www.villette.com/fr/agenda/kawamata-2013.htm


“Favela Cafe”
Basel Art Fair, Basel
11 – 18 Jun. 2013

To make a Cafe terrce in front of the Messe Hall
at time of the Basel Art Fair.


Project Les Sentiers de l’eau en Camargue.
“HORIZONS” 
Musee de la Camargue,
opening : 1st Mar.
Permanent installation.

This installation set up at entrance of Museum Camargue.
And to stay for permanent.
The idea and plan made up with students who participate the workshop at last years.

Marseille-Provence 2013 Kawamata Project

“ESCALE” et “DECISE”
Grand Montlong, Arles.
April 2013

Permanent installation

After the ” HORIZON ” construct, we start quick plan and construction works at
one of the site ( Grand Montlong ).

“Camargue boat tour ”
workshop : 11 Jul. ~ 14 Jul. 2013
site : Arles

To build new boat and then to make a tour by river Rhone.

“Scheiterturm / Log Tower”
Kunstmuseum Thurgau
opening : 24 Mar. 2013

It is about 2000 log woods just piled up until 9m high.
Looks like a chimney made by log wood.
This Installation set up at the entrance of the museum
until 3 years.

www.kunstmuseum.ch

Istanbul Biennial, Istanbul
14 September ~ 10 November, 2013

This project was cancelled by the 2013 protests in Turky.
The plan drawings were only exhibit in the bienial venue.

 

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“Expand BankART”
09 Nov. 2012 – 13 Jan. 2013
BankART studio NYK, Yokohama

The inside space and outside building installation
at BankART NYK in Yokohama.
There use to be a Warehouse and renovate for the art space.


“Tokyo in progress 2012 [Toyosu Dome]” 
27 Oct. 2012- 04 Nov. 2013
Koto-ku, Toyosu, Harumibashi Park,Tokyo

This is final structure for the Tokyo in progress project since 2010.
The materials are scrap woods from Tokyo.
People can go inside of this Dome and to see the view
of the Tokyo riverside.


“Chairs for Abu Dhabi
06 Nov. 2012- Jan. 2013
Manart Al Saadiyat, Abu Dhabi, UAE

The structure made by 1000 chairs at Abu Dhabi art fair.
It was many different chairs and to construct with 20 peoples at the site.


“Corner Structure” Commission work in Bonn
September 2012
Federal Government building in Bonn

It was 1 % public art project competition in 2010.
Finally, I built up at the site of inside building.


“Exchange Library”
18 – 21 Oct. 2012
Fiac,Paris

This project are part of the Fiac exhibition .
People can free exchange the book from inside of this cabin .


“Box construction, Daegu”

14 Aug.~ 04 Nov. 2012
Daegu Art Museum, Daegu, Korea

The city of Daegu , here is many apple trees.
The installation made by wood boxes of apple.
It was 9000 boxes use inside and outside Museum.

“Nakahara Yusuke Cosmology”
Tokamachi, Echigo Tsumari Art Triennal 2012
29 Jul. ~ 14 Sep. 2012
Center for Interlocal Art Network Matsudai, Shimizu, Niigata

Art critic Mr. Nakahara, he passed away in 2011.
His 20,000 Books keep to CIAN.
This is installation for to use these books.


“Hokkaido in Progress 2012”
Mikasa project
08Jul. 2012~
Former misono elementaly school, Mikasa, Hokkaidou

“Giorama of coal mine town”


“TOKYO IN PROGRESS [TSUKUDA TERRACE]”

TOKYO CULTURE CREATION PROJECT + CIAN
20 Mar 2012 ~ 04 Nov. 2013

This project continue from 2010 to 2013.
This year we built “Wood Terrace” at the small park under the high buildings in Tokyo.
The location is just beside Sumida river. People go up about 5m high terrace and to see the view of the river and the environment in this area of Tokyo. 

www.tokyoinprogress.com


“Box construction”

Gallery 604  Busan, Korea.
17 Mar. ~ 05 May 2012

The installation work at Gallery in Busan, Korea .
I found the material “ wood fish box” at the harbor in Busan.
About 3000 boxes to use for the installation inside the gallery.

www.g604.com


“Camargue project”
Mar. 2013 –
Museum Camargue

I will build up the structure at outside museum space
in Camargue. Work with students of art and architecture.


“Collective Folie” Parc La Villette
17 Apr. 2013– 25 Aug. 2013
Parc la Villette, Paris

It will be build up the 25 m tower at La villette park
together with many people.

 

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Installation ” Under the water”

Kamel Mennour, Paris
10/Dec. 2011 ~ 25/Jan. 2012

The  Installation was fixed the broken furniture on this structure .
This set up at 2,5 m high inside , outside of the Gallery.
People walk under the broken furniture .
It looks like a floating ,,.


“Workshop at Hochshule Luzern, Swiss”

Hochshule Luzern
15,16/Dec.2011

Architecture school in Luzern invited for the Lecture and one day workshop .


“Workshop Camargue (2) (LES SENTIERS DE L’EAU – WATER PATH 2)”

Marseille-Provence 2013. Fundation France.  Parc de Camargue. Musee de Camargue.
13/Nov.~19/Nov. 2011

It was 2nd time of the workshop at Camargue.
This time , we planed the public structure near Museum Camargue.
This will be happen at September  or October .2012.


“Workshop at Bergloon, Belgium.”

Z33- huis voor actuele kunst, Hasselt. Belgium
From 12/Sep. ~24/Sep.  2011

2 weeks workshop at the town of Borgloon in Belgium with 20 art and architecture students.
Study , planning and construction at site .


“Workshop Camargue ( 1 ) “

The project “Camargue” was start.
It will be 3 years continue to work at 6 specific site in Camargue
from 2011to 2013. This time was happen only workshop with students.
In this autumn , it will be start to construct the structure at site .


“Cergy Pontoise  Art commission work”

Wood tower construction . It was Art commission competition
in the city of Cergy Pontoise at 2007.
I got it but it was long time wait for the realization.
Finally this year was completed.


“Public Art Program of Rivers de Saone, Lyon”

“Lyon la saone” 2011~2013
6 site specific art works will set up beside the river Les Saone
in Lyon from 2011 to 2013.
Under preparation .


“Paris Commission work at Champs sur Marne

It will start the construction from 2012.


“HOKKAIDO IN PROGRESS”, Mikasa project 

Art project will start at local school in the city of Mikasa, Hokkaido.
For this project will be long term schedule.

http://hokkaidoinprogress.jimdo.com/


“Cite National de l’histoire de l’immigration” Plan

project for the Cite National de l’histoire de l’immigration, Paris


“Chaumont sur Loire Project”

Chateau de Chaumont
08 April 2011- 10 November 2011

Demaine de Chaumont sur Loire (Multi-language)


“Tokyo in Progress

From March 2010 –

Tower Construction project alongside the Sumida River.
with making some work places to think about and see the City of Tokyo.

 Project 01: Dialogue about Tokyo 01
 2-5 March 2010 3331 Arts Chiyoda
Talk session program about Tokyo with reserchers and artist, architect.
Guest: Ryuta Imafuku, Shunya Yoshimi, Akira Takayama, Eiji Hato, Eishi Katsura, Kengo Kuma,

Project 02: Workshop
From November 2010-

Project 03: Tower Construction
From 15 January – March 20 2011

 

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” Corner structure “

Art Commission work in Bonn,Germany
Kawamata + Scheidegger

The competition of the Art works in the Public building in Bonn.
We got the first prize. It will start 2012.
See the website.

http://tkcs.wordpress.com/


“Drift Structure”

Uster, Switzerland
10- 2010 permanent on the site.

To build up the bridge on the small river at Uster.
This area will start for new developement for the residency buldings.
This is commision work project from the city of Uster.


“The Tree Hut in Masan”
Moonshin International Sculpture Symposium

10- 2010
Masan Moonshin Art Museum, Masan, Korea

10 artists invited outdoor sculpture symposium at the garden of this museum
to set up the site-specific art works. three tree huts build at the three different
trees of this garden.


“Mukaijima Project ” The island made by the Island

19/07 – 31/10 2010
Setouchi International Art Festival

The project start from 2008 at small Island Mukaijima in Setouchi, Japan.
To collect garbage from the beach of the Island and then assemble.
This artificial floating Island made by collecting materials from the Island Mukaijima.
Now it is almost 10m wide x 5 m high x 26m long.

http://mukaijima.web.fc2.com/index.html


“Walkway and Tower”

EMSCHERKUNST 2010
29. May – 5. September 2010

http://www.emscherkunst.de/


Carton Workshop”

Centre Pompidou
10 April – 23 August 2010

To attached the tree huts inside and outside at the centre pompidou architecture and the@
workshop at Children’s Gallery.

http://www.centrepompidou.fr/enfants

 

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