Sunday, November 26, 2006
Aluminum on the center console; left-hand and right-hand door armrests and door switch bezels; center air outlet; climate control; audio system; and steering wheel
Zingana Wood Accents
Dual-stage frontal and side-impact airbags with Passenger Sensing System for driver and right-front passenger (side-impact airbags include head and thorax protection)
Audio and Video Systems
XM Satellite Radio, with 3 trial months at no obligation**
AM/FM stereo with 6-disc in-dash CD changer and DVD-based navigation; digital clock; RDS; TheftLock; weather band; 6.5" LCD color display touch-screen; voice recognition; and Bose® premium 9-speaker system
Trunk mounted, removable cargo net
Climate Control System
Dual-zone automatic with individual climate settings for driver and right-front passenger
Rear window electric defogger with front and side window outlets for the driver and right-front passenger
Air-filtration system with pollen filter
Floor-mounted console with ashtray; cigar lighter; auxiliary power outlet; 2 cup holders; coin holder; and accessible storage compartments in console and between seat backs
Programmable door locks with lockout protection
Driver Information Center
20-character display includes Tire Pressure Monitor and 5-language capability (English, French, German, Italian and Spanish)
Carpeted driver and passenger-side floor mats
Head-Up Display, with digital readouts in 5 languages (English, French, German, Italian and Spanish) for vehicle speed, selected gear, Adaptive Cruise Control indicator, audio-system information, high-beam indicator, and fuel level
BVLGARI-designed electronic-analog instrumentation
BVLGARI-designed electronic analog instrumentation, with V-Series logo
Interior Color Choices
Keyless entry includes 2 remote transmitters that enable automatic door unlock and open by touching door switch
Keyless ignition engaged with push-button start
Illuminated entry and exit feature, courtesy lights and entrance lights in base of door
Recalls 2 driver "presets" for power driver seat, outside mirrors with parallel park assist, steering column, climate control, audio system and Driver Information Center
Inside rearview auto-dimming mirrors with OnStar controls
1-year of Directions and Connections plan. Includes automatic notification of air bag deployment, stolen vehicle location assistance, emergency services, roadside assistance, remote door unlock, OnStar Vehicle Diagnostics, hands-free calling, AccidentAssist, remote horn and lights, information, and convenience services and driving directions delivered through OnStar Turn-by-Turn Navigation (where available)††
3-point, driver and right-front passenger belt-to-seat mounting#
Front bucket seats with leather seating surfaces, 8-way power driver and passenger seat adjusters, adjustable upper and lower lumbar control, easy-exit seat position, cooled and heated seat cushions and seatbacks, and integrated audio system
Front bucket seats with leather seating surfaces and sueded fabric inserts, 8-way power driver and passenger seat adjusters, adjustable upper and lower lumbar control, easy-exit seat position, cooled and heated seat cushions and seatbacks and integrated audio system
Leather-wrapped steering wheel includes controls for audio, voice recognition and cruise controls. Power tilt and telescopic.
Passenger-side lockable and illuminated glovebox
Map pockets, door storage
3-channel programmable universal transmitter
Power windows with driver and passenger Express-Down/Up and integrated automatic indexing seal system
Exterior Color Choices
Steerable adaptive forward lighting system, bi-functional High-Intensity Discharge (HID) with headlamp washers and Twilight Sentinel
LED tail lamps
LED backup lamps and LED center, high-mounted stop/brake lamp
Exterior rear-view heated mirrors are power-adjustable and feature driver-side auto-dimming with memory, manual-folding
Rear Parking Assist - Ultrasonic with rearview LED display and audible warning
Power retractable hardtop roof
Wheels & Tires
Tire Pressure Monitoring System
19-inch Sterling Silver-painted aluminum wheels with P235/45WR19 front and P255/40WR19 rear extended mobility tires
Rainsense windshield wipers with automatic actuation
150 amp alternator
Battery with rundown protection
2.56 rear axle ratio
Northstar supercharged 4.4L DOHC Variable Valve Timing V8 SFI engine with 443 hp @ 6400 rpm, 414 lb-ft of torque @ 3900 rpm
Exhaust outlets with dual chrome-plated tips
6-speed automatic transmission, electronically controlled with overdrive and Driver Shift Control
4-wheel antilock brakes with 4-wheel discs
4-channel electronic vehicle stability enhancement system
Magnasteer, speed-sensitive, rack-and-pinion
4-wheel independent suspension with performance-tuned Magnetic Ride Control
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Suppose you decided that you weren't going to use fossil fuels anymore. How would you get around?
Solar racing cars are able to travel 750km per day, at highway speeds, powered only by sunlight. Surely it is possible to use similar technologies to build a car in which you could do your daily commuting, but without the noise and pollution of a petrol engine.
Staff and students at the University of South Australia have designed and built such a car—Trev.
Its features include:
two comfortable seats, since more than 90% of urban trips have only one or two people in the car;
enough luggage space for at least two overnight bags;
270kg mass—because using a 2.5 tonne vehicle for commuting is ridiculous;
energy-efficient tyres, brakes and suspension;
a clean, quiet and efficient electric drive system;
compliance with road safety and worthiness regulations;
good performance, with a top speed of 120km/h; and
at least 150km of city driving before the car must be recharged.
Most importantly, it uses less than 1/5 of the energy required by a conventional car, and can be recharged using electricity from clean, renewable sources such as solar and wind.
And it doesn't look too bad...
The tandem seating layout gives good aerodynamics, good balance, and good vision.
The acrylic canopy, with integrated roll hoop, give the driver an unimpeded view of the road.
The canopy and door open on the kerb side of the car.
A 30kW IEMS brushless motor gives smooth, quiet acceleration from 0–100km/h in under 10 seconds.
A composite tub chassis, with foam and plastic body panels, gives a total car mass of 350kg.
A 45kg lithium ion polymer battery gives over 150km of city driving.
Low-energy tyres on low-mass alloy wheels give low rolling resistance.
The single rear drive wheel simplifies the suspension, and allows a simple, efficient transmission.
In 2002 two Industrial Design students develop some body concepts, and some engineering students look at aerodynamics. In 2003 they started the project in earnest, with 25 Industrial Design students working with an experience automotive designer to develop concept designs for the car, and seven Mechanical Engineering students working on initial engineering designs. They also did extensive performance modelling to show that the concept was sound.
In 2004, an Industrial Designer and five final-year Mechanical Engineering students completed the detailed design of the car. In 2005, a group of Mechanical and Electrical Engineering students built and demonstrated the prototype car. In 2006, The aim is to get the prototype car registered and on the road.
Saturday, November 25, 2006
New retractable hardtop with power-operated three-piece steel roof for safety and convenience
iDrive with Programmable Memory Keys
Elegant 328i Convertible comes with an Aluminum/Magnesium 3.0-liter inline six-cylinder engine featuring Valvetronic rated at 230hp & 200 lb-ft of torque
Powerful 335i Convertible features a twin-turbocharged 3.0-liter inline six-cylinder engine with 300 hp / 300 lb-ft of torque and Direct Injection
Luxurious and roomy interior with seating for four and enhanced details
The fourth generation of BMW’s 3 Series four-seat convertible makes its world debut at the North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) in Detroit on January 7th, 2007. A new dimension in the world of motoring comes with the introduction of a retractable hardtop for the first time in a BMW.
Made of lightweight steel, the three-piece roof opens in just 22 seconds and folds smoothly into the rear compartment of BMW’s newest convertible. The new roof structure ensures a lower level of noise even at high speeds while the ultra-stiff platform provides extreme torsional strength for rigidity and incredible handling inherent to all BMWs.
The new BMW 3 Series Convertible retains all the elegance and unique style that is characteristic of the 3 Series with the top either open or closed. The long and sleek hood, low shoulder line and the broad-shouldered rear end make the new BMW 3 Series Convertible unmistakable from any angle. And with the new retracting hardtop, it offers performance, comfort, safety, and value unique in its segment.
The redesigned CL550 is another in a long line of legendary Mercedes-Benz coupes. The unique pillarless design of the CL-Class may be familiar, but that's where the comparisons end. The 2007 CL550 adds PRE-SAFE® technology, and a 20-gigabyte hard drive for faster processing. The new stance casts a silhouette that's poised to launch forward — and the emboldened look is accented with an aggressive front air dam, aerodynamically chiseled rear bumper, a classic front grille, and staggered-width 18" 9-spoke alloy wheels.
Engine and DrivetrainEngine 5,461-cc DOHC 32-valve V-8. Die-cast aluminum-alloy cylinder block. Aluminum-alloy heads.
Net power 382 hp @ 6,000 rpm
Net torque 391 lb-ft @ 3,000 rpm
Compression ratio 10.7:1
Fuel requirement - Premium unleaded gasoline, 91 pump octane.
Fuel tank (capacity - reserve) 23.8 gal - 2.9 gal
Transmission 7-speed automatic. Electronically controlled shifting. Driver-adaptive programming adjusts shift points to the driver's current driving style. Driver-selectable Comfort mode starts the vehicle moving in 2nd gear, or 2nd Reverse and upshifts at lower rpm to help improve control on slippery surfaces.
Drive configuration Rear-wheel drive.
Rear axle ratio 2.65:1
Price - 108000 Dollars Approximately in USA