Saturday, June 25, 2011

Chevrolet cars in india

Chevrolet Beat EV Concept Unraveled
This news is especially dedicated for all our viewers out there in India. Chevrolet has unveiled its Beat Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) concept for you. Gear up.
The prototype features a 20 kWh lithium-ion battery that powers a 61 PS (45kW / 60 hp) electric motor. This enables the car to travel up to 130 km (81 miles) on a single charge. You need less than eight hours to fully recharge it using a 240V outlet.
Though GM will start testing the car in India, it has no definite plans to launch the model. The battery pack is adopted from the Chevrolet Volt which in its concept form was shown at the Auto Expo in New Delhi last year.
The Beat EV is part of the ongoing celebrations of World Environment Day and is brought to India to study the feasibility of electric vehicles in major metros.

BMW M3 2011 new car new photos

BMW M3 CRT (2011) first official pictures
This is the BMW M3 CRT. It's a lightweight special edition, mating track-spec technology from the M3 GTS with the M3 saloon body. The M3 CRT was unveiled at a BMW M function prior to the 2011 Nurburgring 24hr race this weekend.
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That's M3 Carbon Racing Technology, actually. BMW has borrowed from its growing expertise in carbonfibre structures being developed for the BMW i eco cars to give the M3 CRT its name. But don't go expecting a carbonfibre body shell or structure on the end-of-life E90 3-series. Carbonfibre appears on the bonnet, seatbacks, rear wing and front air dam only. Combined with a lightweight titanium exhaust and other lightweight components, BMW have managed to trim 45kgs from the weight of a standard M3 saloon, while retaining four seats, sat-nav and hi-fi.
M3 CRT: GTS engine and suspension
BMW has fitted the M3 CRT with its 4.4-litre, 444bhp V8 engine and coupled it to the M-DCT dual-clutch transmission. Adjustable coil over dampers join a rigid rear axle sub frame, six-piston front disc brakes and 19-inch light alloy wheels to differentiate the M3 CRT from a regular M3 saloon. The unique matte silver exterior paint with metallic red accents complete the transformation to M3 CRT
I must subject three passengers to M3 GTS level pace. When can I buy an M3 CRT?
There's only going to be 67 made, and they'll all be left hand drive. No UK price or availability has been announced, so you'd best pester your BMW dealer now if you want to help send the current M3 out the door.

Saturday, June 4, 2011

Chrysler cars and Fiat cars

  Chrysler under control of Italy's Fiat
Chrysler car
Chrysler has officially come under the Italian flag with Fiat announcing it had obtained a majority share after buying out the US government's stake.
The takeover comes two years after Fiat took a 20 percent stake in exchange for sharing its technology and providing trusted leadership as Chrysler emerged from a government-backed bankruptcy.
President Barack Obama celebrated the news with a visit to a Chrysler plant in Toledo, Ohio, where he told workers that the government's unpopular decision to bailout Chrysler, General Motors and their suppliers had paid off.
Just two years ago, Toledo and other cities across the country came perilously close to learning what life would be like if Chrysler's plants shut down.
The deepest recession in decades had already cost the US auto industry 400,000 jobs and millions more jobs could have been lost if Chrysler and GM had failed.
"Today, all three American automakers are turning a profit. That hasn't happened since 2004," Obama said.
"Today, all three American automakers are gaining market share. That hasn't happened since 1995."
The Detroit Three are also expanding production, which has helped the auto industry recover 113,000 jobs in the past two years, according to the president.
"And today, I'm proud to announce the government has been completely repaid for the investments we made under my watch by Chrysler because of the outstanding work that you guys did," he told the plant workers.
But while Chrysler may have repaid the loans extended after Obama took office in January 2009 six years earlier than planned, US taxpayers still took a hit.
The US Treasury estimates that it will not recover $1.3 billion of the $12.5 billion of taxpayer funds injected into the struggling automaker beginning in December 2008 under then-president George W. Bush.
Chrysler, which got back in the black in the first quarter of this year for the first time since emerging from bankruptcy, has completely revamped its product offerings and was one of the only big carmakers to post a sales gain last month.
Sergio Marchionne, the chief executive officer of both Fiat and Chrysler, said in a statement that the deal reached with the US Treasury will permit the acceleration of the integration of the two companies.
He aims to create a giant capable of rivaling the world's biggest automakers -- Japan's Toyota, GM and Germany's Volkswagen.
Fiat's purchase of the US Treasury's six percent share increased its stake to 52 percent. It had increased its
fiat car
stake to 46 percent last month after refinancing Chrysler's debts.
Fiat plans to expand its share to as much as 70 percent by purchases the stakes of the Canadian governments and the United Auto Workers union.
Chrysler seems to have finally found a "home" after the disastrous marriages to Germany's Daimler and the investment group Cerberus, said Rebecca Lindland, an analyst with IHS Global Insight.
With Fiat's controlling stake and the exit of government capital, Chrysler is also less pressed to launch an initial stock offering.
"We haven't made a decision" on timing, Marchionne told Bloomberg TV, adding that there's "no emergency to get that done in 2011."
source: yahoo news

Friday, June 3, 2011

Tips for buying used car

Did you decide buy used car?
When you decide to buy a used car, you have already taken a smart and wise decision. Everyday new models are being introduced into the market and you can easily get a car that is as good as a brand new car at a lower price. Often car buying gets overwhelming for the buyer as each new brand is vying for customer's attention.  The new cars always come with additional features and amenities with a higher price. To buy used cars in Canada, people have numerous choices and there is always a great possibility to find the best deal.
It is more economical to buy a pre-owned car than a new one as you can save a lot of money. Due to the current economic problems, it is always better to get a used car at half the price of a new car. Within couple of years, a brand new vehicle depreciates very quickly. The value of the new cars goes down very quickly and when you buy a new car, you are only paying for the fresh aroma and warranty. When a new car is bought, there is no guarantee that you will get a completely flawless car. New cars also may come with manufacturing imperfections and bad design issues.
You can easily purchase a fully loaded model used car that you may not be able to afford with a new car. There are varieties of used cars and you can choose easily from among your favorite brands. Online research will help you to find the car of your interest at competitive rates. But you have to physically examine the car before you buy. There are several advantages when you buy a used car and you get the opportunity to drive the car of your dreams.

Thursday, June 2, 2011

BMW m5 2012 "new car"

 BMW m5 under test for speed "video"

The BMW on a new product's speed test car BMW m5, which will be the first production company to 2012
The company has now made public a video of the car being tested. The new official video captures the high speed testing conducted at the Nardò Ring in Italy. We have been expecting to see the vehicle at the Frankfurt Motor Show, but then the new videos suggest that it could be unveiled at the M Festival soon.
Though full details haven’t come by as yet, we have managed to know that the car will be pushed out of the assembly line with an aggressive body kit, a sport-tuned suspension and a twin-turbo 4.4-liter V8 with approximately 575 PS (423 kW / 567 bhp) and 720 Nm (531 lb-ft) of torque.
The car will also sport a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission and might offer all-wheel drive at a later stage.

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

cars in 2012 "vehicle sales in the future"

Auto sales in 2012
 The world has passed this year, with severe crises, particularly in Japan and is expected to affect production, especially in cars where many world automakers in Japan, therefore, this article presents the expected auto sales in 2012
When new-vehicle sales for May begin rolling in today, the overall numbers are likely to drop dramatically as automakers absorb the double whammy of fewer cars to sell, and lower incentives cutting into demand.
Reuters estimates the annualized rate for sales in May will check in around 12.6 million units, a strong increase over 2010, month over month--but the first month this year in which sales didn't clear the 13-million hurdles.
Of the major factors affecting sales, the March 11 earthquake and tsunami in Japan are hitting some automakers particularly hard, notably Toyota and Honda. Reuters also cites slimmer rebates and incentives as a root cause-they're down by more than 25 percent this year, giving consumers reason to delay new-car purchases as they wait for better deals.
While Toyota and Honda lose share from tight availability, domestic automakers such as GM (NYSE:GM) and Ford (NYSE:F) are expected to pick up share, as are Korea's Kia and Hyundai. Even so, some popular small cars not built in Japan are still in tight supply. The 2012 Ford Focus has a 34-day supply on hand, Reuters reports, while the 2011 Chevrolet Cruze is down to a 39-day inventory--in an industry where a 60-day supply is judged normal.
Without small cars to sell, automakers may actually move more SUVs and pickup trucks, even though gas prices are still near $4 a gallon. Along with minivans, trucks and utes could approach 47 percent of new-vehicle sales for May.