Monthly Archives September 2014

Test Drive Review: 2014 Acura RLX – Part 1 (Exterior)

Test Car Information:

2014 Acur RLX with Navigation
3.5L naturally aspirated i-VTEC V6 with Variable Cylinder Management™ (VCM®), 310 hp @ 6,500 RPM, 272 lb-ft @ 4,500 RPM
6-speed automatic transmission, front-wheel-drive
MSRP as tested: $51,845 (including $895 S&H)

Review Index

2014 Acura RLX – Part 1 (Exterior)
2014 Acura RLX – Part 2 (Interior)
2014 Acura RLX – Part 3 (Electronic Features, Controls)
2014 Acura RLX – Part 4 (Powertrain)
2014 Acura RLX – Part 5 (Chassis)

Luxury sedans which are around the $50,000 mark are typically battle fields among candidates such as the Lexus GS, Infiniti Q70, BMW 5-series, Mercedes-Benz E-class and Audi A6...

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Jaguar Released More Details About Its Ingenium 2.0L Diesel Engine

The Jaguar Ingenium engine is a series of 2.0L displacement 4-cylinder engines from the Jaguar Land Rover Automotive. This engine family has both the petrol and diesel variants.

Today Jaguar released some more details about the diesel versions of the Ingenium engine, which will be firstly used on the upcoming XE sedan, and they are coming in two different output:

– 161hp, 280 lb-ft of torque
– 177hp, 317 lb-ft of torque
– Using technologies such as: variable exhaust valve timing; cooled low-pressure EGR, selective catalytic reduction

From the below image and also the official press release, you can find more in-depth content.



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The 2015 VW Passat GTE Is For Those Who Has Electrical Outlets in The Garage

Today Volkswagen has announced the 2015 Passat GTE – the plug-in hybrid variant of the Passat product line.

The Pasaat GTE will be available in both of the sedan and wagon format. Information highlights are:

– 1.4L TSI 4-cylinder turbocharged petrol engine, 156hp
– Electric motor: 115hp and 243 lb-ft of torque
– Combined output: 218hp
– 6-speed dual-clutch transmission
– 0-60 time: less than 8 seconds
– Top speed: 137mph
– Maximum range (with battery fully charged and full tank of gas): 621 miles


Please enjoy the below gallery.

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The Mercedes-Benz GLC Class: Spy Shots

The Mercedes-Benz GLC Class, Redesigned GLK

The GLC isn’t something new to the Mercedes product line. It is simply the redesigned GLK class with a new name.

The reason why the compact SUV is changing its name is mainly for consumers to recognize its position in the market: GLA can be compared to the A class; GLC is like the C-Class in the sedan product line; and the GLE is similar to the E-class.

In fact the GLC will share lots of parts with the current W205 C class, not only the interior styling, but also the powertrain. It is expected to come with the most engine options that the W205 C class has, including a 4-cylinder and 6-cylinder turbocharged engine...

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Toyota Is Developing 3D Head-Up Display Technology

3D HUD Technology

Currently, the head-up display (HUD) system on ALL cars have the image projected on the windshield and only has 2D visual effects. If you think the current HUD is fancy enough to satisfy your driving enjoyment, Toyota is bringing in something more exciting for you. Introducing the 3D HUD.

Generally speaking, the 3D HUD consists of these effects: instructions, assisting images/information visually looks like to be an “overlay” on the exact outside object. See the below photo of the Toyota Prius prototype demo effect.

The 3D HUD will overlay the destination icon on the exact building.


It can also show the turn instruction arrow as if it is “printed” on th...

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