Tuesday, 19 April 2016

Volvo V60 and S60 R-Design models look a good bit naughtier

2011 Volvo V60 and S60 R-Design

We recently drove the 2011 Volvo S60 in the wilds of Oregon and came away rather impressed with both its performance and in-person aesthetics. That said, we generally don't begrudge a bit more visual aggression, and to that end, Volvo has obliged with a pair of new R-Design models here at the Paris Motor Show that includes the S60 sedan and its not-for-North-America V60, a wagon so attractive that we couldn't help but lead off our live coverage with it.

In either case, the well-integrated R-Design package consists of a distinct front fascia, rear bumper cutout with diffuser and bespoke 18-inch alloys in a fetching smoked finish. While there isn't any more power under the hood, the 300-horsepower 3.0-liter inline turbo six should fit the bill rather nicely, especially with its generous 325 pound-feet of torque. No word on any shift-map changes for the six-speed automatic gearbox, but what we'd really like to see for this sportier S60 is a set of paddle shifters.

That aside, R-Design models ought to handle a bit better than their more common brethren, as they hug the ground a bit more closely thanks to shorter, stiffer coils and monotube shocks. The rest of the suspension gets beefed up, too, with firmer bushings and a front strut-tower brace.

Audi A1 1.4 TFSI

2011 Audi A1 1.4 TFSI

Despite the success of the Mini Cooper and America's newfound love of hatchbacks, Audi continues to deny us the all-new A1. There are a variety of reasons for excluding the pint-sized hatch from the U.S. market (marketing, brand image, average transaction price, etc.), but the introduction of the twin-charged A1 here at the Paris Motor Show has us questioning all of them.

Packing a 1.4-liter TFSI (read: both turbo and supercharged) inline four-cylinder engine, the A1 puts out 185 horsepower and 185 pound-feet of torque, sends it to the front wheels through a seven-speed S tronic gearbox and can sprint to 60 in 6.9 seconds on its way to a top speed of 141 mph. Think of it as the luxury alternative to the Ford Fiesta, with a price tag to match: €24,250 or just over $30k at current exchange rates.

Range Rover Evoque shows up ready for production

2012 Land Rover Range Rover Evoque

Land Rover's critical new Range Rover Evoque debuted today at the Paris Motor Show, ushering in a brave new world for the British off-roader brand. The debut continues the company's march toward the softroader segment, a movement first started with the LR2/Freelander and now resulting in the handsome new three-door seen here.

Slated to be joined shortly by a five-door version, the compact Evoque fits right into the Land Rover mold design-wise, albeit with a surprising amount of surface jewelry for such a sleek two-box shape. From the protruding fog lamps to the horizontal matte chrome-trimmed hood intakes to the unique divots atop the wheel lip moldings and the somewhat fiddly taillamp lenses, there's quite a bit to draw one's eye. The overall impression one gets of the vehicle on the show floor is one of imposing width, a feeling that's magnified when you realize that an individual of average height can see over the vehicle when standing next to it.

The drivetrain is no less revolutionary for the brand, with a 2.0-liter turbo four pushing out 240 horsepower through a new permanent all-wheel-drive system. Key options for the Evoque include Adaptive Dynamics and Magneride adaptive damping and a massive panoramic roof which makes the interior feel like a greenhouse even on the Paris show floor. While the littlest Rover lacks the full-on four-wheel-drive weaponry of its bigger siblings, it does feature the latest distillation of the company's Terrain Response Control, and with good arrival and departure angles, it should still be better than most crossovers when it comes to tackling off-pavement activities.

Sunday, 17 April 2016

Mercedes-Benz CLS comes on strong

2012 Mercedes-Benz CLS

The 2012 Mercedes CLS is the second act of the car that invented both the market segment and the grammatical quandary known as the "four-door coupe." Made dramatically more bold for this go-round, it features an upright grille that flows back into a rump that disappears in photos but holds its own in person. The new sedan is also lighter, with aluminum doors that are 52 pounds less heavy and an aluminum hood, front fenders, trunk lid and parcel shelf.

Along with the design, the engines are the story. There will be four available, starting with two 3.5-liter V6 engines in Europe. One is a 265-horsepower diesel engine and the other a 306-hp gas V6 with standard stop/start. Next comes the 2.5-liter four-cylinder diesel with 204 hp, and last to arrive is the V8 CLS 550 putting out 402 hp and 443 lb-ft of torque.

LED High Performance Active Headlights, Direct-Steer electromechanical steering, a tweaked suspension lifted from the E-Class, and a host of interior trim options that range from carbon fiber to high gloss brown burl walnut are among the many changes on the car.

Facelifted 2012 Nissan GT-R

2012 Nissan GT-R

Well look what we found tucked away in a glass-enclosed corner of the Nissan stand. What you're looking at is the 2012 Nissan GT-R, complete with a fascia comprised of a restyled bumper, air-intakes and LED daytime running lamps. A new diffuser pulled from the SpecM is mounted out back, along with new lightweight wheels that may or may not be included in the final package. Our insider wouldn't give us any details on power increases, but they did say we should keep an eye out for an official announcement in the coming months.

Hyundai teams up with Brabus for sportier i20

Hyundai i20 Sport Edition

After a 2008 introduction, the Hyundai i20 is back at the Paris Motor Show but this time it's got a bit of an attitude. Hyundai has teamed up with Brabus to create the i20 Sport Edition. So far the only details released involve the appearance changes. The front skirt and wheel arches take on an angrier appearance while Yokohama rubber gets wrapped around a set of 17-inch Brabus alloy wheels. The black mesh looks good next to the black bezel around the headlights, as well as the added LED daytime running strips.

While the outside sports that subtly-cool hot-hatch look, the inside looks it was "designed" by the Great Pumpkin after a night spent throwing one too many back. Though the orange-black paint scheme is a little much, the sporty Recaro seats, leather-lined surfaces and seven-inch touchscreen are welcome additions.

We're still waiting to hear what is powering the Hyundai i20 Sport Edition, but with Brabus involved we can only hope for the best. The car will enter production during the first half of 2011, and it will be released as a limited-edition model, available in both three and five-door versions

Maserati GranTurismo MC Stradale is not an Italian DJ, but is an upgraded super coupe

Maserati GranTurismo MC Stradale

Maserati can produce some gorgeous automobiles. The Maserati GranTurismo is no exception, in fact we'd place it in the give-up-your-first-born-to-own-one category of beautiful. In addition to its looks, the GranTurismo is a powerful and luxurious grand touring machine that causes both eyes and ears to strain for more as it goes by. The 430-horsepower GranTurismo S was the king of the trident-wearing coupes, until today. Taking the stage at the 2010 Paris Motor Show is the all-new Maserati GranTurismo MC Stradale.

The GranTurismo MC Stradale ratchets up the excitement by pushing power output to 450 horsepower. The chassis has been tweaked and the body slightly updated for increased aerodynamics. The MC Stradale manages to increase the levels of downforce without causing a noticeable increase in drag. The result is an elegant two-door that's begging for track time.

Monday, 4 January 2016

Yamaha Old Vixion Resmi Di Suntik Mati Karena EURO 3 ?

Setelah sempat dibangkitkan kembali oleh YIMM,, yamaha old vixion memang di jual kembali
namun di 2015 akhir ane ke diler yamaha sudah tidak nampak lagi yamaha old vixion dijual, lihat di brosur pun sudah tak nampak lagi, resmi disuntik mati kah?
pertamax7.com belum konfirmasi langsung ke YIMM, namun kalaupun yamaha Old vixion di suntik mati pun wajar
hal ini karena regulasi euro 3 resmi diberlakukan… hal ini di tanggapi YIMM dengan meluncurkan yamaha New Vixion advance euro 3 dan suntik mati
  1. yamaha scorpio z
  2. yamaha new vixion lightning euro 2
  3. dan kemungkinan yamaha old vixion yang memang euro 2 juga
namun spekulasi berkembang bahwa yamaha old vixion akan di produksi kembali dengan mesin turunan yamaha new vixion advance/ yamaha jupiter mx king 150 euro 3, etahlah…
yang jelas prestasi yamaha old vixion sangat gemilang usai suntik mati
  • Yamaha Old Vixion pasca diskontinyu pakai Cylinder Block Yamaha New Vixion 1PA, bukan 3c1 ?
SPORT Januari – November 2015
Yamaha New V-IXION                251.937
Yamaha V-IXION                         124.451
Honda CB 150R                              91.823
Honda CBR 150R                           63.024
Honda Verza                                   61.507
Yamaha R15                                    48.189
Kawasaki Ninja 150 (fairing)      19.564
Kawasaki Ninja 150 (naked)       15.306
Kawasaki KLX 150                        12.122
Kawasaki Ninja 250                      11.538

Sunday, 3 January 2016

Harga All new Suzuki Satria F 150 injeksi Rp.23 Jutaan di Jawa Tengah, Mekanik lagi di Training ?

nah info soal harga satria F injeksi ini memang sudah beredar  : Harga All New Suzuki Satria F150 Injeksi 2016 maksimal Rp.23 juta .. itu di pulau jakarta gan,, sedangkan di Jawa tengah,, harga satria F injeksi itu gosipnya tembusRp.23 jutaan

info yang datang dari om yunianto yang kemaren kasih brosur suzuki satria F tembus 18,23 HP di mesin ternyata juga tanya kepada sales berapa banderol suzuki satria F injeksi,,  Rp.23 jutaan mas jawab sales sambil memberikan brosur ( biasanya bonus nomer hape ) dan menyatakan kalau mekanik bengkel suzuki sedang training all new suzuki satria F150 injeksi 2016
nah kalau di pulau jawa bagian tengah harga all new suzuki satria F injeksi 2016 R.23 jutaan, maka harga suzuki satria F injeksi di pulau jakarta mungkinRp.22 jutaan gan, klop seperti cerita kemaren..

kapan meluncurnya malah belum tahu tanggal pasnya… hemmm wis ra sabar rekk…..
last, sudah makin jelas nih,,, bentar lagi launching… ada yang mau beli?

Harga BBM Pertamina Jenis Pertamax Dan Pertalite Juga Turun 5 Januari 2016

soalnya butuh, sudah terlanjur tanda tangan kontrak dengan leasing ambil motor kudu siap dan iklhas membeli kebutuhan utama sang tungganga, yakni bahan bakar sebagai barang komplementar supaya mesin si sincan yamaha new vixion ane bisa menggerung.. nah 5 januari 2016 harga bahan bakar pertamina premium ron 88 dan solar turun.. selain itu pertamax ron 92 dan pertalite juga turun harga,, juosss

sementara itu, pertamax dan pertalite baru ada beritanya hari ini, Ahad 3 januari 2016
info dari Direktur Pemasaran Pertamina, Ahmad Bambang kepadadetikFinance menjelaskan
“Iya, harga Pertalite turun jadi Rp 7.950 per liter, dan Pertamax jadi Rp 8.450 per liter,”

mulai berlaku selasa 5 januari 2016 pukul 00.00 .. sebagai catatan dulu….
harga pertalite ron 90 Rp.8200 per liter jadi turun Rp. 250 jadi Rp.7950
sedangan harga pertamax ron 92 Rp.8650 per liter jadi turun Rp.200 menjadiRp.8450
^ harga pulau jakarta lho ya….
kenapa turun? jelas karena nggak naik, ,, siap2 saja kalau naik akibat faktor harga minyak mentah dunia.. kurs dollar yang menggila, dan faktor lain..
last, kalau di pulau jakarta segitu, di daerah lain berbeda, mungkin di pulau jawa nambah Rp.100 biasanya, di pulau lain ya beda2

New Honda CB150R StreetFire Special Edition Tampil Makin Agresif

Hadir sebagai bentuk permintaan dari para pecinta motor sport tipe naked, New Honda CB150R StreetFire muncul dengan varian Special Edition yang tampil beda dan agresif.
New Honda CB150R StreetFire Special Edition yang diluncurkan PT Astra Honda Motor (AHM) sebagai jawaban akan permintaan pecinta motor sport yang ingin tampil beda dan agresif.
Tren di segmen motor sport saat ini menunjukkan bahwa konsumen ingin tampil beda dengan mengekspresikan kreasi melalui sepeda motor kesayangannya.
"Menyadari hal ini, AHM meluncurkan All New Honda CB150R StreetFire Special Edition yang tampil agresif dan mampu menciptakan kebanggaan saat dikendarai," terang Margono Tanuwijaya, Direktur Pemasaran AHM
Hadirnya pilihan terbaru motor sport 150cc ini juga semakin memperkuat jajaran motor sport Honda yang memiliki desain dan performa tinggi di pasar sepeda motor Tanah Air.
Untuk menunjang tampilan agresif pada naked sport bike Honda ini, AHM menyematkan visor baru dan undercowl dengan desain sporti yang menyempurnakan aerodinamika dan performa berkendara.
New Honda CB150R StreetFire Special Edition tampil agresif dan mampu menciptakan kebanggaan saat dikendarai. Terlebih dengan dilengkapinya 2 warna baru yaitu Raptor Black dan Speedy White.
"Dengan berbagai perubahan yang membuatnya berbeda, kami berharap motor sport Honda ini mampu menjadi pilihan terbaik masyarakat nanti." harap Margono.

All New Honda CB150R StreetFire memiliki performa mesin 150cc, DOHC 4 katup, 6 kecepatan, berpendingin cairan (liquid-cooled). Akselerasi yang dihasilkan mampu mencapai 10,5 detik (0-200m).
Model ini pun dapat dipacu hingga 125 km/jam dengan tetap menghasilkan tingkat konsumsi bahan bakar yang efisien mencapai 40.6 km/l (EURO 2) dan 37.9 km/l (EURO 3) dengan metode ECE R40.
All New Honda CB150R StreetFire mengaplikasikan rangka teralis yang memiliki keseimbangan yang tinggi antara kekuatan dan kelenturan berkat pengaplikasian alumunium engine hanger.
Penyematan ban yang lebih besar pun meningkatkan daya cengkram maksimal sekaligus memberikan rasa aman baik saat menikung maupun pada kecepatan tinggi, dengan dukungan rem cakram depan berukuran 276mm yang meningkatkan kemampuan pengereman.
New Honda CB150R StreetFire Special Edition dijual dengan harga Rp 26.400.000. Sedangkan tipe standar yang sebelumnya telah ada, dipasarkan dengan harga on the road (OTR Jakarta) Rp 25.400.000,-.
Astra Honda Motor menargetkan penjualan All New Honda CB150R StreetFire sebanyak 21.000 unit per bulan.

Saturday, 2 January 2016

Rumor Mesin Ducati : Mungkinkah Pakai V4, Supercharger atau Turbocharger?

Ducati adalah pabrikan yang cukup terkenal sebagai produsen sepeda motor dengan mesin yang terkenal ganas dan galak. Pembawaan motor ini memang tidak setenang Honda, bahkan Honda CBR1000RR Fireblade yang dianggap tergalak di line up honda pun jauh lebih easy to use dibanding Ducati 1199 Panigale. Racikan keganasannya itu ada pada komponen mesinnya yang mendekati ke spek sirkuit dan rancangan mesin L-Twin. Namun sepertinya tahun 2016 menjadi ujian berat bagi Ducati.
Dikutip dari Auto Evolution, beberapa pabrikan kini harus berjuang melewati regulasi Euro 4 pada 2016. Ini artinya mau tidak mau pabrikan harus membuat mesin dari nol demi lulus regulasi, tidak terkecuali mesin L-Twin Ducati. Bagaimanakah caranya melompati regulasi tersebut? ada 3 cara : memperbesar kapasitas mesin, memaksanya memakai knalpot super bantet nan mampet atau menggunakan forced induction alias supercharger atau turbo.

Cara pertama dan kedua sudah tercermin lewat Ducati lewat 959 Panigale, memperbesar kapasitas done… menggunakan knalpot super mampet done… dan hasilnya tentu saja minim pujian para biker. Knalpot Euro 4 berhasil sukses mengebiri tenaga mesin walau kubikasi mesin sudah membengkak. Cara satu-satunya yang paling ideal adalah forced induction alias supercharger / turbocharger.
Media Perancis Moto-Station cukup penasaran pada rumor ini dan mencoba menanyakannya kepada Stefano Strappazzon, Product Manager of Ducati. Strappazzon tidak memberikan jawaban perihal tersebut, namun ia menambahkan point bahwa industri roda 2 kini sedang mengalami problem teknologi, terlebih bila mengaplikasikan forced induction. Saat motor menggunakan supercharger / turbocharger maka hal yang harus dihadapi adalah masalah baru : berat motor, kompleksitasnya, biaya dan keterbatasan lahan produksi.
Sedangkan Stefano Tarabusi, project manager XDiavel memberikan pernyataan yang cukup mengejutkan, mesin Panigale sudah tidak bisa diperbesar kapasitasnya lagi. Namun Tarabusi memberikan sinyalemen bahwa mengganti model mesin bisa menjadi solusi seperti mekanisme V4 atau menggunakan forced induction.
Di kancah MotoGP, konstruksi V4 menuai hasil yang positif dan sebenarnya downgrade menjadi spek jalan raya justru lebih mudah dengan V4 dibandingkan forced induction. Tarabusi menambahkan Ducati punya full support dari Audi namun Ducati tidak pernah meminta bantuan teknologi kepada owner baru ini. Padahal soal inovasi di bidang teknologi tentu saja kita tak pernah meragukan kualitas Audi.

Pada kenyataannya, kawasaki dan suzuki sudah menerapkan proyek forced induction dan tentu saja akan menjadi kejutan bila anda pabrikan lain yang mengikuti langkah ini. Penerapan V4 sendiri bukanlah langkah yang buruk bagi Ducati. Namun menyampingkan hal tersebut setidaknya masih ada secercah harapan untuk meningkatkan kemampuan mesin MotoGP Ducati di tangan Gigi Dall’Igna, sang CEO Ducati Corse baru. Yah untuk Ducati, apapun pertimbangannya, jangan lupa kalau “Kami suka turbo, Hmm…”