Mercedes-Benz CLS Shooting Brake (2013)

CARBARN | Mercedes-Benz CLS Shooting Brake (2013) | The second generation of the CLS to set high standards of design and quality of the interior: combines simple elegance with innovative details and handcrafted perfection. The Shooting Brake is also striving for the same in the trunk. For the boot floor in American cherry wood, selected veneers are glued and pressed by hand in five crosslinked layers to achieve high dimensional stability. The blanks are pressed into shape with a precision CNC machine, sandblasted surfaces to a smooth surface and can be impregnated in order to maintain the natural beauty of wood. Do you cut precisely inlaid with dark smoked oak wood, in three strips using laser technology, is helping to improve the design of the wooden floor. The lavishly produced aluminum rails are finished in brushed and rubber inlays, and not only to protect the wood floor, but also with anti-slip properties.

The CLS coupe already set new standards in interiors with its wide variety of customization options. The Shooting Brake also has five interior colors, five trim designs and also three qualities of leather to choose from. Customers have a choice of three exclusive types of wood: high-gloss walnut brown, light brown shiny satin black ash and poplar. The Mercedes-Benz CLS Shooting Brake also lives up to its role as a project icon, thanks to the innovative nature of the materials used. The standard air suspension at the rear helps to ensure optimum grip at all times. 

Dr. Joachim Schmidt, Executive Board member of the Mercedes-Benz Cars, responsible for Sales & Marketing, concluded: "The new CLS Shooting Brake is a new dimension in the design of vehicles and provides customers with more demanding independence in its beautiful. The intelligent lightweight design plays a crucial role in bridging the classic conflict between the goals of low weight and high strength in the Mercedes-Benz CLS Shooting Brake. The model has frameless doors made completely of aluminum plates with aluminum stampings, and compared to conventional steel doors, are about 24 pounds lighter.  Aerodynamics also an essential contribution to the efficiency of the Mercedes-Benz CLS Shooting Brake.  The Mercedes-Benz CLS Shooting Brake is equipped with four different engines, two diesel and two petrol. 

The entry model is the CLS 250 CDI Blue EFFICIENCY with 150 kW (204 hp). Coming on top for the two six-cylinder models are: the CLS 350 CDI BlueEFFICIENCY with 195 kW (265 hp) and CLS 350 Blue EFFICIENCY with 225 kW (306 hp). The top-of-the-range model is the CLS 500 Blue EFFICIENCY with bi-turbo V8 engine delivers 300 kW (408 hp). The efficiency is also increased from the standard power steering EPS electro-mechanical (Electric Power Steering). EPS is a radical movement in the relationship between the surface of the driver, vehicle and road. 

The electromechanical steering also allows for further innovation will be implemented - Active Park Assist, the Mercedes-Benz CLS Shooting Brake is able to recognize not only the parking lots, but can also turn off automatically. The CLS was the first car in the world of high dynamic optional full-LED headlights, which provide the elements of the color of the LED technology combine exciting - similar to those of daytime running lights - with the efficiency of performance, functionality and "Today's energy-Bi Xenon generation. About 95 percent of customers have opted for these lights in Coupe CLS. Of course, as a second car in the world to have this option, the Mercedes-Benz CLS Shooting Brake also offers the new lighting system. For the first time provides the Intelligent Light System from Mercedes models with bi-xenon proven in combination with LED technology. 

The lighting specialists Mercedes-Benz for the first time in a position to use LED technology in innovative Adaptive Highbeam Assist, which is a qualitatively new form of lighting for night driving. With a color temperature of 5,500 Kelvin, LED light is closer to daylight (6500 K) and xenon (4200K). More than a dozen driver assistance systems help to prevent accidents and the severity of an accident. Active Blind Spot Assist and Lane Assist nursing are active as part of the Driving Assistance package Plus, in combination with Distronic PLUS, BAS PLUS and PRE-SAFE ® Brake.  Each vehicle was used, if you can hunt was called Shooting Brake or Shooting Break. Motorized Shooting Brakes were popular in England in the 60s and 70s - an exclusive two-door sports car that combined with the luxury and style of a coupe with a larger cargo area and tailgate.

Cadillac ATS (2013)

CARBARN | Cadillac ATS (2013) | Cadillac ATS to make a lighter car segment was a key criterion for and guiding principle during its development, but was done in one. Subtle, providing a refined driving experience Cadillac ATS offers reduced weight a more responsive and manageable, while optimizing the engines performance and efficiency". Said David Mascha, ATS chief engineer "But we were careful to control your weight while maintaining Cadillac's signature levels of refinement. An aluminum hood, the engine mounting brackets magnesium and even light, natural fibreboard door trim help Cadillac ATS generally low table - and reflects the systematic approach to evaluate each program who entered the car. But a bit of weight was considered not only beneficial but essential to ATS Cadillac driving experience. 

This helps to compensate for the weight of the engine and transmission to the front of the vehicle to help deliver Cadillac ATS almost perfect balance weight 50/50, but also contribute to the noise and vibration. We approached the development, counting every gram of ATS," said Mascha. Seventeen-inch wheels are standard and 18 inches are available. Bold vertical LED lighting elements - including new front lighting signature details - and the door handles and grille shutters lend active style of art and function shiny Cadillac ATS. Shutters Grille near highway speeds to reduce some drag and increase fuel economy. A driver-focused interior with integrated technology and craft materials complements and supports the external factors driving experience of ATS.  Number of available seats are power-adjustable performance support to optimize lateral support when cornering at high load.

LED lighting on the instrument panel allows clear bold at first viewing in all lighting conditions, while the functional elements of lighting accents the console and doors. Real wood, metal plating and a nickel finish and carbon fiber Cadillac, cut and sew panel, center console and door Cadillac ATS strengthen the emotional bond. ATS is offered by Cadillac cue, extensive experience in vehicle design that combines an intuitive, self-controlled industry and the first requests for information and entertainment. For example, most luxury cars have now about 20 control buttons and entertainment functions. LCD screen displays vibrant CUE home page that looks like a smartphone screen using large, easy target icons to execute commands. 

Safety in ATS is based in Cadillac, "warning and control" strategy that uses advanced technologies - including radars, cameras and ultrasonic sensors - to help prevent accidents. In some cases, Cadillac advanced crash avoidance systems will work without drivers, and automatic brake, which will act on information indicating the potential dangers. Among the more sophisticated features front and rear brake is automatic. Advanced security technology features full registration Cadillac ATS safety features including eight standard air bags (10 with optional features), safety belt tensioners and load limiters, StabiliTrak electronic stability control with traction control and brake disc in four wheels with four-channel ABS. 2013 Cadillac ATS also has OnStar standard for one year. 

2013 Cadillac ATS offers a driving experience that the progress of performance of the old brand, with a balance of track-tuned and refined without compromising control. Multi-link suspension in double-pivot front - MacPherson-based design - is used for a more precise sense of control, including steering more linear and communicative, and a smooth ride. Arms control, tree and body form a four-bar link efficiently to every part of the front suspension, creating virtual pivot point for greater control pump.  Drawing of the front suspension also allows a longer axis, pivot and more positive steering offset geometry for better steering control, outstanding straight-line stability and a more refined ride. 

Kinematics of the front suspension of ATS are more complicated, but the reward is worth the way drives the car," said Berube. "Drivers will feel directly connected to the front wheels are, but with a comfortable degree of isolation that makes a big Cadillac Touring Car ATS units long. On the back of the ATS is the first five-link independent suspension for a Cadillac. It is designed to help reduce the movement of the roll center, allowing a positive side, reduce the "squat" under acceleration and promotes excellent dynamic stability. Four handling links (with upper and lower arms control) are used to control each wheel moving parts and a toe binding of each wheel, provide additional horizontal control - especially in hard cornering. Upper and lower links to create a double-arm design effective, although the links are mounted independently.

Like the front suspension, five link points of articulation creates virtual engineers of ATS used to optimize the geometry. The use of an aluminum support, would have reduced the total weight of ATS, but I found several pounds of rear suspension helped the front / rear weight balance close to the ideal 50-50," said David Mascha, ATS chief engineer. Seventeen inches (17x8 cm) wheels and tires are used 225/40-series standard 18x8-inch wheels and rubber 255/35-series Cadillac ATS are offered with run-flat tires. Models with rear wheels are 18x9-inch Fe3 suspension. Other models have a conveyor 7.67 inches. Rack ATS are new advanced suspension damping, steering and braking systems, including Magnetic Ride Control. Magnetic Ride Control (MRC) is the heart of Fe3 sport suspension package, which is included in the Premium Collection and also includes a mechanical limited slip differential, cooling system and high-capacity 18-inch summer performance tires.

MRC, conventional mechanical shock and strut valves are replaced by electronic control units filled with a magnetorheological fluid containing iron particles minutes. In Input sensor determines the required amount of resistance ranging from load to optimize magnetic damping. Fe3 settings adjustable suspension allows the driver to select various periods of depreciation Magnetic Ride Control, including a competitive manner, which also regulates the intervention of stability control and traction control systems. All models come with an electric Cadillac ATS premium system, variable assist power steering from ZF steering systems. 

our-wheel disc brakes are standard on all models, Brembo performance brakes available in standard and included in the collections of performance, luxury and premium. Wheel drive is available for greater traction on wet and icy. All-new, rear-wheel drive luxury sedan Cadillac ATS sport compact, efficient engines, 2.5le next-generation six-speed transmission, is priced at $ 33,990, including destination fees.

Dacia Dokker Van (2013)

CARBARN | Dacia Dokker Van (2013) | Dokker The name is a play on "dockworker" and the word expresses the high load capacity of both models, and their interior modular and robust. Lines, generous proportions and dimensions of Dacia Dacia Van Dokker Dokker (length: 4.36 m / Width: 1.75 m / Height: 1.81 m), point to a very spacious interior. This impression is reinforced by the vertical side of the body itself, while opening the sliding doors and rear doors provide easy access asymmetric. Meanwhile, the modern, hi-tech style new sense of identity in their design that showcases Dacia launched Lodgy.

External volumes of newcomers, authoritarian forms and unadorned line points to the quality mark of the Dacia brand and strength, a feeling that is accentuated by the high beltline and the door handles large. Standards of grain and black bumpers and greenhouse Dacia Dokker Dokker Van wrap around the lower part of their entire front-end, up to the headlights, while the rear bumper were positioned to protect the optical groups. Some versions are equipped with protective side moldings. The undeniably modern, high-tech feel of the cabin is reinforced by new design tools - Dacia Lodgy inherited - and the inclusion of a support media NAV.

Dacia Van Dokker Dokker and benefit from the advanced driver-friendly events that were seen on Lodgy, including new headlamps with wiper controls. Dacia Dokker comes standard with a sliding glass door and a second side can be ordered as an option (standard on high-end version). The free side opening door 703 mm to facilitate secure access to rear seats. Rear passengers enjoy comfortable seats and plenty of space (height: 1065 mm / shoulder room: 1,458 mm / knee room: 177 mm). Thank you to its dimensions (length: 4.36 m / Width: 1.75 m / Height: 1.81 m), Dacia offers generous Dokker Van 3.3 cubic feet of cargo capacity and a maximum load of 1.9 m .

Its capacity can be expanded with optional seat wise easy Dacia. The back of this versatile suggestions seats front passenger forwards to form a table. This provision allows the elements of three meters in length to be easily transported (maximum load length: 3.11m). He is best placed face Dacia Van Dokker as one of the most functional vehicle in its segment, but comfort has not suffered since the seat is easy Dacia front / rear adjustable and has a reclining backrest. Maximum payload is 750 kg Dacia Van Dokker. This allows the loading capacity increased by folding the passenger seat (optional seat Dacia easy) to increase the carrying capacity, but also to protect the driver.

Dacia Dokker Van comes standard with a wide sliding side door and a second is optional. The rear doors swing open 90 asymmetric degrees and are held in position by a retention system that prevents the door from slamming in windy conditions. Needless to say, Dacia and Dokker Dokker Van benefit from these improvements. The Dacia Van Dokker Dokker ranges have a wide choice of engines suitable, efficient and reliable to meet the diverse needs of pilots. This engine offers a combination of driving fun, frugal fuel consumption and low CO2 emissions, but still provides a level of performance (115 hp) comparable to that of a 1.6 liter engine. 

It goes without saying that the reliability of the Dacia brand and quality of construction, which are preferred by customers and media, have been incorporated into the genes of Dacia and Dokker Dokker Van. In addition, both models benefit from the expertise of Renault, Europe's number one manufacturer of commercial vehicles since 1998. Many of the components used for the Dacia Dokker Dokker and Van have been developed to the same memory as Renault has developed its range of light commercial vehicles

To cover as many types of end-use as possible, Dacia Dokker suffered 1.9 million miles of validation testing under severe conditions. Dokker Van Dacia Renault LCV was presented on specific test program, including the endurance race on the washboard surface test more severe. Duration Dokker Van Dacia was also tested in the field. Dacia Van Dokker amounts to nearly 850,000 kilometers across a wide range of situations, which equals vehicle-aged between four and six years. Dacia Dokker comes with a warranty of three years or 100,000 km.

Customers are satisfied with their purchase and proud to drive a Dacia, as evidenced by the unique phenomenon picnic Dacia which received more than 10,000 customers across Europe in 2011. Dacia Van Dokker Dokker and are worthy flagship for the brand values and their launches to take the total number of models introduced by Dacia in a period of eight to nine years only.Dacia Dacia Van Dokker Dokker and will be distributed by the network, which is increasingly the launch of the brand. The brand has showrooms in 1830, 818 of them are dedicated to Dacia. Approximately 1,300 employees are dedicated to the sales of Dacia vehicles sold in the countries of Europe and the Mediterranean basin. Dacia has launched a new service designed to provide policy affordable, simple, high quality care tailored to meet individual customer needs. This new offering allows customers to specify precise Dacia plans to maintain a very competitive price.

Mazda Flair Wagon (2012)

CARBARN | Mazda Flair Wagon (2012) | Since the production of small cars introduced in 1998 formed a partnership with Mazda Suzuki on an OEM (Original Equipment Manufacturer). One form of the results of this cooperation, Mazda sells Suzuki range to include the logo and the name Mazda Wagon flair (formerly known as AZ Wagon rumored) to change. Influx is expected to increase car sales flair small wagon in Japan reached 50,000 units in fiscal year 2012. Mazda hopes could charm Wagon increased sales of 10,000 units. Brass and the dimensions of the same, ie the length of 3395 mm, width of 1.475 mm, 1.735 mm in height and pitch 2,400 mm.

Although not definitive information on the staff, the position estimate Auto blog maximum power that can be generated for the car Kei is 64 hp. Mazda Motion system also provides a type-2-wheel and four-wheel drive (AWD).

Toyota Prius Plus (2013)

CARBARN | Toyota Prius Plus (2013) | The dynamic architecture of a new interior design is equipped with a horizontal panel which includes the center console, the center cluster and the instrumentation in a flowing. The console flows in a panel mounted in a central position above the instrument panel, allowing excellent visibility. Toyota information that incorporates multi-touch screen information for navigation systems, audio and vehicle air conditioning and are mounted within a context of high-quality black finish. In 2780 mm, the distance between the axes of the new Prius + 's is 80 mm longer than that of a standard Prius. The rear overhang of the vehicle is also 50 mm longer, ensuring that both passenger accommodation and cargo space is much larger than the standard Prius.

Features of the new Toyota hybrid full seven seat format of three independent sliding and split / / fold the second row of seats and a 50:50 split / folding third level. The adoption of the third row of seats has been possible thanks to the installation of an extremely compact, compact lithium-ion battery inside the vehicle's center console between the front seats. The distance between the two seats in the queue before and the second is 965 mm, 35 mm longer than the Prius. With an increase of 25 mm in the head, 27mm and 18mm shoulder room hip room than the standard Prius, the front seats incorporate adjustment slide 260 mm, 60 mm height adjustment, and are fully reclined. The driver's seat is equipped with power lumbar support, and two front seats may be equipped with heaters.

The side rails has a range of sliding of 180 mm, the center seat 165 mm, allowing a plan places scaled to further increase the adult shoulder room. All three seats can be folded completely flat to maximize the capacity of the Toyota Prius + 'if the cargo compartment for extra comfort, adjustable up to 35 degrees. The Toyota Prius + offers 232 liters of cargo space, with seven passengers on board. A 1.105 mm in width and 730 mm high rear opening 95 and wider mm 85 mm higher than the Prius series facilitates loading and unloading. Fundamental for any multi-purpose vehicle family, the Prius + is fully equipped with a variety of storage compartments for each level catering seat. The Toyota Prius + 's hybrid has a 1.8-liter VVT-i petrol engine, a powerful electric motor, a generator, high performance lithium-ion battery, a power unit, and the division of the power device.

The HSD system uses supply of gasoline engine and an electric motor, in tandem, alone as well as maximize the efficiency of both units to achieve the optimal balance between driving performance and fuel economy. The power system perfect, and CVT-transmission is controlled by continuously variable shift-by-wire, using a system of electronic gear lever. As in the standard Prius, Prius + has three 'on-demand' driving modes to increase the capacity of the full hybrid powertrain, including a full hybrid mode only EV, which enables ultra-quiet on the electric motor alone, resulting in zero fuel consumption and emissions of CO2, NOx and PM. The Toyota Prius + 's lithium-ion battery technology replaces the nickel-metal hydride in a non-plug-in hybrid Toyota completes first. Located inside the vehicle's center console between the front seats, the new battery is much lighter and more compact than the Prius. This occupies a volume much smaller than a Prius battery and 34 kg, is lighter than 8 kg.

In combination with a cold system of recirculation of exhaust gases, the adoption of the Atkinson cycle provides significant advantages in terms of fuel consumption and reduce emissions. Recirculating cooled exhaust gas re-establishing the cooled exhaust gas suction, further reducing the temperature of engine operation. Improve the fuel economy and cold comfort cabin, a management system of the engine combines the power of the heat recirculation exhaust gas of a heat pump water. To reduce the mechanical losses, replaces a traditional electrical system water pump drive belt. Through a valve constructed to mount the charger exhaust recirculation system redirects the heat of the exhaust gas to heat the coolant in the engine starter. The new system is lighter by 33% and 27% more efficient than the Prius engine

It allows a more effective rapid heating the cabin, and improves the efficiency of the hybrid system and the fuel economy. Which houses the mechanism for reducing electric motor, generator, power split device and dual motor drive in a lightweight, extremely compact casing directly comparable in size to a conventional transmission, the transaxle is at the center of the Hybrid Synergy Drive Compensation + weight gain Prius Prius is finished, the transmission ratio of the final command has been reduced from 3.498 to 3.704, keeping the acceleration performance similar to the model Prius. 60 kW electric motor / generator The high-performance permanent magnet, synchronous to 60 kW electric motor / generator operates in conjunction with the gasoline engine to increase the acceleration and the power of the driving wheels only when the Toyota Prius + is operating in EV mode.

In order to maintain optimum efficiency in spite of the increase in the weight of the vehicle along Prius, the cooling system of the engine passes from air to liquid. Power Control Unit Similar in size to a 12 volt battery, the Hybrid Synergy Drive ® control unit consists of a voltage boost converter, an inverter and a DC / DC converter. Controlled by the engine control unit ECU Power Management Control, the Power Control Unit increases the level of DC voltage of the hybrid battery and converts it into electrical energy for driving the AC electric motor. Hybrid Synergy Drive ® incorporates a DC / DC converter to reduce the high voltage 202v pack 14V battery system, fuel systems and accessories for charging the auxiliary battery. The Synergy Drive Prius + 's ® Hybrid powertrain combines a 99 kW DIN hp/73 1.8-liter gasoline engine with a power of 60 kW electric motor for maximum power supply system of 136 hp. + The Prius accelerates smoothly from 0-100 km / h in 11.3 seconds and reaches a top speed of 165 km / h.

Improvement of environmental performance of Toyota Prius + class-leading aerodynamics and low weight, the hybrid wheel drive system returns fuel economy and CO2 emissions category leader of 4.1 l/100 km and 96 g / km, respectively. To complete the normal mode of the disc of the new Prius + 's seamless, electric transmission and CVT-, three alternatives, on-demand drive modes-EV, ECO and POWER-can be selected to further improve the 'driving performance, efficiency and fuel economy. Start with the normal drive mode selected, the new Toyota Prius automatically operates in EV mode +, driving under electric motor power only for the immediate power and amazingly smooth ride, quiet, with low NVH. This driving experience is unique to the hybrid technology is not complete and available to drivers of mild hybrid vehicles. In NORMAL mode, the hybrid system can operate with electric motor alone at speeds of vehicles up to 70 km / h, the gasoline engine smoothly from speed rail when its production is required.

The driver can also select EV mode manually. Although the gasoline engine will still start if the system judges that its production is necessary, this mode allows inputs selectable EV acceleration significantly higher without starting the engine. In ECO mode, throttle response to accelerator pedal inputs is reduced and aggressive air-conditioning control for optimized fuel economy. Depending on driving conditions, ECO mode can help drivers achieve by a 10% reduction in fuel consumption. One way to change the response of Toyota Prius + to throttle inputs, there by increasing the power to improve acceleration and increase driving pleasure. Through the Toyota multi-information touch screen, drivers can monitor the flow of energy within the Hybrid Synergy Drive ® for each driving mode. This helps them to develop techniques for relaxed driving, efficient fuels and maximize efficiency of the system. The Prius + features front MacPherson struts and rear torsion beam suspension of the standard Prius. However, both systems front and rear have been revised based on the greater comfort agility.

This allows the low damping force at higher speeds of the piston, thereby reducing the shock of impact to maintain handling. The characteristics of the structure of the upper support multipass been optimized for Prius +. As with all new Prius family of vehicles, the Prius + is a front-runner in the field of cutting-edge technological innovation. His equipment specification complete with air conditioning as standard high fuel consumption, a display system connected to the front wheel mounted switches Touch Tracer Control, Smart Entry system, Hill Start Assist and Toyota touch-screen interface to the multimedia touch more accessible. Options include a resin panoramic sunroof, LED headlamps, a Pre-Crash Safety system incorporating Adaptive Cruise Control, Intelligent Park Assist, Toyota Touch & Go Touch Pro Plus and Toyota navigation systems, and a JBL Premium Sound with Matrix GreenEdge technology.

As in Prius, the major components of air conditioning system has been realized in a compact, lightweight and efficient as possible to minimize energy consumption and improve fuel efficiency. The system uses an electric compressor inverter, allowing air conditioner to be activated without depending on the engine. A control system coupled to the driving mode of the Eco Prius + reduces the impact of the air conditioner to activate the fuel consumption. This not only improves the efficiency of the fuel, but also help to reduce significantly the center Prius + 's of gravity, increases the dynamic capacity of the vehicle. The new Toyota Prius + can be equipped with an improved version of the Intelligent Park Assist fitted standard on the Prius, Easy Set a feature making it easier and much faster to use.

Lancia Flavia (2013)

CARBARN | Lancia Flavia (2013) | LED rear clusters are stylistically related to the small chrome panel, which further enhances its overall appearance contribute to emphasize the original design. Produced at the plant in Sterling Heights Michigan (USA), according to the stylistic characteristics of the brand Lancia, Lancia Flavia Convertible glamorous Chrysler 200 convertible interprets the model to be launched in the European market. In Italy, the Lancia Flavia is available in an exclusive version that is "all inclusive". The title itself suggests, it offers a range of standard equipment, leather upholstery, high-quality, electronic stability control (ESC) and traction control, the latest generation ABS and four airbags (front and multi-lateral) in ISOFIX attachment to transport children in safety, innovation UConnect ® entertainment system complete with a satellite navigation system, and complex "Boston Acoustics sound system." New Lancia Flavia has a gasoline engine 2.4-liter combined with a 6-speed automatic transmission that delivers maximum power of 170 hp at 6,000 rpm and maximum torque of 220 Nm at 4500 rpm.

Lancia Flavia launch concludes a number of Lancia in an important year, which began with a new marketing Ypsilon 5-door and continued with the debut of the flagship Voyager Thema and best ever. These last two cars - along with a new Lancia Flavia, according to the stylistic characteristics of the Lancia brand, Chrysler 200 convertible interprets the model to be launched in the European market - this is the best demonstration of how you can join the two worlds is so geographically distant yet so close to nature. This is the perfect alchemy skill combines the typical American, personality and performance with elegance, indoor comfort, and exclusivity of a large Lancias.

As a result, new car dynasty founded by the will to succeed in the future and the values enshrined in its long history: the design and innovation. Do not forget Delta and Musa models, do one of the most extensive in the international arena, starting with the B-segment MPV to achieve greater segment, including the environment, and the flagship sedan segment. Lancia Flavia launch concludes a number of Lancia in an important year, which began with a new marketing Ypsilon 5-door and continued with the debut of the flagship Voyager Thema and best ever. With a sleek, dynamic, Lancia Flavia has a plastic front sport grille with the logo of a Lancia unprecedented and unique headlights and fog lights. This impression is reinforced chrome tailpipe unusual and sophisticated electrically controlled soft black top are placed in a soft cover, harmoniously integrated into the body of a third brake light in its base.  Then, the colors of the Lancia Flavia will be enriched with a cherry, black, black and color Blackberry exterior beyond the top soft beige. Lancia Flavia surrounds the occupants with the technology, which gives them a high level of comfort on board, as evidenced by a complex electrically operated soft top and innovation system UconnectTM multimedia. The control system increases the vehicle operator to allow it to maintain a stable trend in all road conditions. The front airbags in Lancia Flavia system equipped with advanced multi-stage art, which provides enough to open the severity of the accident, which is determined by the ECU, which controls the restraint systems and sensors located in front of the car.

To protect passengers pelvis and chest after being hit by a car, Lancia Flavia has side airbags, which are located within the rear, providing better protection for passengers regardless of their growth, the positions they assume the position and fit. New Lancia Flavia has a family "OEWG" motor gasoline 2.4-liter 4-cylinder. Built entirely of aluminum and equipped with two variable-valve per cylinder 16 valves (intake and exhaust side), the engine produces power up to 170 hp (125 kW) at 6,000 rpm and maximum torque of 220 Nm at 4500 rpm, the value is capable of ensuring that the Lancia Flavia animated character, and at the same time, greater flexibility of conduction. For maximum driving comfort, the engine is combined with an automatic transmission with sequential 6-speed AutoStick ® feature that allows you to manually select the transmission. Engine and transmission mounted transversely and front-wheel drive. 

Seat Toledo (2013)

CARBARN | Seat Toledo (2013) | With a length of 4.48 meters, the new SEAT Toledo is four inches longer than its predecessor, since 2004. The design of the new SEAT Toledo is the consistent development of the new SEAT design submitted by the IBE, IBX and trials IBL. The new SEAT Toledo has a strong and solid surfaces clearly and precisely defined lines and edges. The wide, angular headlights feature of the current design of brand DNA. The new Toledo personality out of time. It combines classic lines with modern sports sober and high everyday practicality. And" place of sedans, with excellent design quality in every detail, "says Alejandro Mesonero-Roman, Director of Design SEAT . As a completely new model, SEAT Toledo engine uses the latest Volkswagen Group. 

7-speed DSG dual-gearbox is offered in conjunction with more powerful versions of gasoline. The gasoline engine to generate 55 kW (75 hp) and 90 kW (122 hp), Ecomotive version has CO2 emissions of 116 g / km. Ecomotive version of the TDI diesel - which produces 77 kW (105 hp) with a displacement of 1.6 liters and offers the best in its class index 104 g / km. In 2013, SEAT SEAT Toledo to expand the composition of the diesel with 66 kW (90 hp) TDI version. The standard safety package for all Seat Toledo includes airbags for driver and passenger front airbags and side head / thorax airbags. The base model comes with central locking, two-part hinged rear seat and power windows in front.

Opel Astra OPC (2013)

CARBARN | Opel Astra OPC (2013) | Opel has a powerful package of chassis, especially the transverse dynamics and the quality of treatment for his superb new Astra OPC based, in addition to its powerful 206 kW/280 hp, 400 Nm engine designed. The frame mechatronic FlexRide, which has particularly improved and developed OPC needs and offers the driver the damping characteristics and driving demands, is the main ingredient in the framework for high performance. While the traditional Astra FlexRide you can choose between a standard adaptive setting, choose a more comfortable tour and the sport mode, which is designed Opel Astra OPC system for those who enjoy a sporty ride. The Opel Astra OPC drivers can choose between three different modes, each mode has a unique and specific high-performance driving. In the meantime, how OPC provides the driving experience: the steering is more direct than the Sport mode, throttle response is faster and the adjustment of the frame is oriented to achieve maximum performance. The lights on the instrument panel lights up red to indicate that the machine is in OPC. For better control of possible stroke, the control ramp submode further stiffening the damping, so that the wheels are in contact with the road surface immediately after a brake for the optimal control.

Compared with the 1.6 Turbo Astra GTC (132 kW/180hp), OPC engineers stiffened the springs lowered standard of around 30 percent and the vehicle for another ten millimeters and brings the car closer to the road. The elastic-kinematic nature of these mountains steering increases agility through support in the event of extreme lateral forces in tight turns. The Opel Astra OPC comes with proven HiPerStruts Struts (High Performance). OPC engineers has evolved from Astra MacPherson struts standards to the new architecture HiPerStrut front suspension that puts the driver first place and maintain a high degree of comfort to create. 

It reduces the tendency of the pin 44 percent and reduces the length of the spindle (kingpin offset) of 46 percent reduced with a lever arm. The reduced tilt of the pen means less loss in camber curve and thus an improved grip levels, with a higher power curve and a greater linearity curve. The shorter length of the spindle motor torque reduction reactions, the sensitivity on the road and tire shake flop. In addition, links to Watt, who has been tried and tested in motor sports on the back of the Opel Astra OPC is installed and connected to provide a connection with the crankshaft and excellent lateral stability and steering precision, especially when cornering. The system ensures that absorbed 80 percent of all lateral loads through the rear suspension. To convert the power of the new Astra in an efficient driving, the front axle is equipped with a mechanical limited-slip differential fins. If a turn of the front wheels, the two packages in the disk clutch and differentiated work as a unit under a clearly defined resistance. 

In the case of the Astra OPC, the ramp angle of 45 degrees was chosen for the acceleration. Opel has developed a completely new air intake system to improve the dynamics of air flow, reduce further the pressure loss and thus increase the efficiency of the engine. The geometric cross-section of the inlet channel is significantly increased. The air filter window that the air filters was increased in terms of volume. It also reduces the extended field noise. The filtered air is passed through a moisture sensor in the air filter. Opel is the first automobile manufacturer to use such a sensor in a production vehicle. CO2 emissions 14 percent less than the previous Opel Astra OPC (221 g / km), while the lower fuel consumption by 12 percent (9.2 liters). When the engine is already Astra OPC 400 Nm of maximum torque available at 2450 rpm (an increase in torque equivalent of 25 percent to its predecessor Opel Astra OPC, the device noise reduction is very important. The advantage of the hissing sound resonator, the driver, the maximum torque of the engine torque plateau early and a large, low noise and vibrations. Other features are typical OPC shifter and aluminum sport pedals with rubber studs, coated for better adhesion of the foot. 

Black roof lining, floor mats with the logo and exclusive OPC edge nubuck with reflective strips, a special function for sewing customer.Exclusive door trim in OPC Arden Blue or Pearl Cool in the cabin give the interior the atmosphere and premium sports. Polls show most are the Astra OPC Clients men in their early thirties, who lead a very active lifestyle. Instead, the owner of the Astra GTC tend to be in his forties, suggesting that OPC appeal to a younger segment of customers. Among them are many motor sports enthusiasts who enjoy the thrill of driving a high-performance sports coupe like the Opel Astra OPC. About 70 percent of OPC clients opt for the 20 "instead of the usual 19" aluminum alloy wheels. This is further evidence that the typical customer Astra OPC of athleticism and unique trim levels. The exclusive OPC performance training offered by the fall of 2006, are very popular among pilots ambitious and far-booked in advance. They are open not only to the driver or owner of Opel OPC models, but also for drivers of all makes of vehicles. Participants learn the dynamics of the OPC models to use in a controlled and safe by a professional team of instructors under the watchful eyes of former Opel works driver, champion of the Le Mans and the brand ambassador Joachim Winkelhock. 

Ferrari California (2014)


CARBARN | Ferrari California (2014) | 2014 Ferrari California is one of the largest models of its own Ferrari. It represents 70 percent of total sales in 8000 Ferrari units sold in the market. People always recognize that the hard Ferrari supercar with clean lines and curves. People are hoping that the new edition of California can accommodate their needs in a reliable and flexible design to have.


Under the hood, Ferrari California in 2014 will be played at the same turbocharged V8 engine is installed by engineers on future models of Maserati Quattroporte and GranTurismo. If you think this vechile is designed Pininfarina, you're completely right. California will have a Ferrari in Maranello Centro Stile. In addition, Flavio Manzoni states next vechile, which is made on the basis of inspiration in the 1960 Ferrari 250GTO. Some design elements taken from the Ferrari Enzo and F12berlinetta. We hope that 2014 Fearrari California will be more powerful, cleaner and more active travel on the highway.