Monthly Archives March 2014

BMW will make new model: X7

News from last Friday indicates the german luxury automobile maker BMW, are planning to build the three-row-seater X7, in its South Carolina plant.

The SC plant has been undergone a several hundred million dollar upgrade to accomodate this new model’s manufacturing. The plant’s capacity will be increased to around 400,000 vehicles per year. believes BMW’s decision to produce the X7 comes from good sales performance and profit of its competitor: Mercedes-Benz’s GL class. In 2013, Mercedes-Benz sold 29,912 units of GL class in the US market, and 2,408 units in Canada.

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2015 Hyundai Sonata revealed

Today Hyundai revealed the all-new 2015 Sonata. US market full detailed specifications are not available yet until the New York Auto Show next month, but we have some key points and numbers ready to be shown here:

Structural rigidity: 41% greater torsional rigidity, 35% more bending rigidity (compared to the previous model)

Body composition: 51% of the body in white is made of advanced high strength steel (compared to 21% for the previous model); the use of structural adhesive is more than 10 times of the old model

Dimensions: 35mm longer, 30mm wider

Powertrain (US market unknown yet, this is for Korean market): 2.0, 2.4 engines produces 151 – 168 metric DIN ps (approx...

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2014 MDX vs. 2013 MDX: a comprehensive specifications comparison

For those of you who are owning the second generation Acura MDX (2007 – 2013) and considering replacing it with the latest 2014 one, or are still hesitating to select a pre-owned MDX or a brand new 2014 model, here are some specification comparison.

Car body torsional rigidity: 2014 model is 12.4% higher than the second generation;

Suspension stabilizer bar: 2014 model is larger than the second generation;

Steering: 2014 model is electronic power steering, the second generation uses hydraulic power steering;

Steering ratio: 2014 model is significantly smaller (15:66:1, compared to 2nd gen’s 17.1:1)...

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What Will The RC-F Engine’s Output Be?

When the 2015 Lexus RC-F was revealed back in January, the official press states that its engine has more than 450 horsepower and more than 383 lb.-ft. of torque.

The reason why Lexus does not announce the exact numbers, is because their engineers are still working on the final production version of the engine, fine tunning its parameters.

News from Austrialia’s National Motoring, Lexus engineers are trying to put another 10 to 15kW of muscles on top of the already-published “more than 450hp” figure. This means we are looking at 463 – 470hp when the RC-F is in dealership’s parking lot later this year.

However, YouWheel...

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