2005 Acura RDX Concept

2005 Acura RDX Concept
2005 Acura RDX Concept The Acura RD-X Concept SUV debuted today on the North American International Auto Show. The RD-X capabilities Acura's new Super Handling All-Wheel Drive' system and combines the overall performance of a sports sedan with the all-wheel power functionality and practical software of an SUV. Acura displayed a preceding design study of the RD-X two years in the past on the Detroit show, and this modern day idea suggestions strongly at the production vehicle, which the department has introduced will go on sale in 2006.

The RD-X powertrain functions the groundbreaking SH-AWD' all-wheel drive device that debuted at the 2005 Acura RL luxurious performance sedan. This device distributes torque not only between the the front and rear wheels, however also among the left and right rear wheels. The end result is superior traction on all surfaces and in all weather conditions, as well as multiplied cornering precision.

To complement the SH-AWD machine, designers gave the RD-X a especially-refined chassis with fully unbiased front and rear suspension. Large Brembo disc brakes with slotted rotors, 19-inch, five-spoke alloy wheels and 255/50R19 tires combine for robust grip and an competitive appearance.

At 181.Five inches long, the RD-X fits squarely inside the small SUV phase. Its chiseled outside styling provides both great visibility for riding in town visitors or on twisty mountain roads. The RD-X employs a compact upper body with an aggressively raked belt line, adequate wheel flares and a great hood that flows down from the windshield to a brushed aluminum Acura signature five-sided grill. Generous aspect sills and fender garnish, twin integrated exhaust suggestions, wrap-around LED headlights and back lights, and a rear spoiler upload to the sturdy look of the automobile.

As part of Acura's commitment to Safety Through Technology, the RD-X is prepared with the Advanced Compatibility Engineering' (ACE') body structure. This unique new design complements protection of occupants at some point of a frontal collision, whilst on the same time decreasing aggressivity to other vehicles.

Inside, the RD-X seamlessly combines an extremely modern motive force-oriented cockpit with a massive, easily transformable cargo region. The instrument panel and door inserts are trimmed with a mixture of ivory leather-based and ivory suede. Dual the front bucket seats, trimmed in tangerine-colored, crocodile-embossed leather-based with ivory-coloured wool headrests are positioned close together rally-style to facilitate smooth verbal exchange between the driver and the front passenger. Tangerine-coloured leather-based is also used at the guidance wheel, door accents, seat backs and center console. The whole headliner and rear cargo bay are trimmed with off-white suede material.

A specific, clean acrylic wing runs across the pinnacle of the instrument panel giving the cockpit an ultra-contemporary, excessive tech appearance. Large, metal gauges sit down without delay in front of the driver, organized with tachometer at the left, speedometer within the middle and temperature gauge on the right. Shift signs showing "+" and "-'' are related to the guidance wheel-set up paddle shifters and integrated into the tachometer and temperature gauges, permitting the motive force to track shifts, up and down.

An 8-inch colour LCD display screen dominates the center of the tool panel and presentations records for the Acura Navigation System with Voice Recognition, the audio gadget, and different advanced in-car capabilities. Like in the RL sedan, navigation, audio, twin climate manage and different functions are managed the usage of the Interface Dial hooked up within the middle of the instrument panel below the show. Similar to a computer mouse, the dial allows the person to without difficulty scroll thru menu alternatives, and point and click on to pick.

The RD-X is geared up with a next-generation version of the AcuraLink' satellite tv for pc communique device, which incorporates actual time site visitors facts and enables communique between the RD-X motive force and Acura customer support. In addition to the real time visitors function, this system boasts advanced features, which allow the motive force to access the Internet, examine movie evaluations, and down load song. A hard-pressure, incorporated into the middle console, allows garage of a whole virtual track library, which may be accessed at any time.

Instead of aspect view mirrors, the RD-X employs two small rear-dealing with cameras placed at the top the front nook of the front doors. These cameras transmit a clean view of visitors on each aspects of the vehicle to the navigation display. A nine-speaker DVD-Audio gadget can provide surround sound to all seating positions.

The RD-X's rosewood covered floor is low and flat, taking into account enough leg room for each rows of seats. A long, vertical moonroof stretches completely over the first and second row seating positions. The rear of the RD-X gives generous storage space for baggage, snowboards, and different gadgets. Grooves inside the floor are perfect for securing bicycles. Each side panel holds a subwoofer protected from shipment via tubular aluminum railings.

The RD-X concept highlights Acura's commitment to increasing its mild truck lineup. It can be assembled at Honda of America Manufacturing in Marysville, Ohio.

2003 Alfa Romeo GT

2003 Alfa Romeo GT
2003 Alfa Romeo GT The Alfa Romeo GT, a new sports coupé derived from the Alfa Romeo 156 and indisputable megastar of the current Geneva and Frankfurt Motor Shows, is due to go on sale at the give up of the year. The model, designed with the aid of the Bertone Style Centre, might be preferred for its unique, beautiful styling that promises all of the pride of a sporty power with complete appreciate for brand traditions. The Alfa Romeo GT also succeeds in packing the effects of Alfa's superlative engineering history into a shape stimulated through a experience of style and flair that could only be Italian. The stylists had been additionally capable to call on a high-quality Alfa Romeo way of life that has added us fashions that stay benchmarks for the class: from the 1900 SS to the Alfa Romeo Giulietta Sprint, from the Alfetta to the Giulia Sprint.

With a duration of four.Forty eight metres, width of 1.76 metres and a top of one.37 metres, the Alfa Romeo GT Coupé is competitive and compact (its wheelbase is 2596 millimetres), with a shape marked by means of positive exceptional developments that define its strong persona and render it right away recognisable as an Alfa. Hence the designers' choice to head for easy, smooth motifs and shapes marked through an unmistakable experience of Italian aptitude. The end result is a sturdy, spare front quit ruled by using an Alfa Romeo circle of relatives resemblance encapsulated by way of the distinct 3-lobed motif bearing a protect that is barely larger in size than at gift. The whole vehicle seems to grow from this factor to mix a mild edge of styling aggression with brilliant beauty of shape. This influence is strengthened by using  facet air intakes and mild clusters which might be items of beauty of their personal right.

Dashing and strong however additionally dynamic and robust. It took a clever balancing act to wed such disparate capabilities. This evaluation is evident within the Alfa Romeo GT's profile where a side shelf unmistakably conveys the concept of a vehicle this is agile but additionally anchored to the floor. And greater.

The taut traces that meet at the rear and the small region of glass (compared to the huge expanse of steel at the aspect) add beauty and additionally sturdiness.

The barely raked and tapering tail layout is modern day and paired with massive, indispensable bumpers. The rear window is drop-formed, while the mild clusters are embedded inside the body to create an attractive wraparound look.

The Alfa Romeo GT represents a modern concept in sportiness, wherein comfort and elegance combine. The purpose of the auto is to offer all the riding pleasure of a top-appearing coupé with out ever compromising over comfort and practicality, as frequently happens with this form of vehicle. Suffice it to say that the bags compartment offers a ability of 320 dm3, one of the nice effects for this segment.

Like the outdoors shape, the indoors of the Alfa Romeo GT is as sporty as Alfa Romeos get. The steerage wheel, pedals and gearbox, for instance, are designed for optimum vehicle control. The gadgets also are useful and clean to examine, even at night. Red lighting is used as that is less complicated for the eyes to awareness on as they regulate from the darkish street to the intense dashboard. A multifunction display offers access to several menus (each with their very own submenus) that communicate the motorist's language and offer get admission to to a massive variety of features plus the trip laptop.

The centre of the Alfa Romeo GT facia also houses a built-in radio and all of the controls for the state-of-the-art-looking automatic dual sector climate manipulate system. The radio, complemented through a CD player (or an MP3 player as an choice), also offers extraordinary sound first-class and became designed and built for the passenger compartment. It includes eight speakers and provides a power output of 4x40 Watts. The Alfa Romeo GT provides a bunch of sophisticated devices and systems to this gadget array that make it a brand new benchmark in its segment.

Examples include: VDC, Xenon headlights and up to 6 airbags (beneath the heading of safety); CONNECT Nav+ with radio and make contact with controls at the guidance wheel, Bose Hi-Fi machine and CD-changer (for audio and infomobility); Cruise Control (for pressure-loose using); sixteen" and 17" alloy wheels (for automobile customisation).

All these creature comforts are complemented by way of opulent interiors. The new sports activities coupé offers two indoors specifications: a traditional sports activities specification with black facia and panels and some other brighter and more fashionable specification that is nonetheless very sporty and capabilities a -tone black on grey coloration scheme. The facia and door panel trim capabilities a herbal appearance with a special satinised impact. The top-first-class, handsome seats are unique to every model. And also: the trims are best to touch and blend in nicely with the large grosgrain surfaces regular of Alfa Romeo cars. On mid-variety variations, especially, we have added Alfatex, a product patented by Alfa Romeo. This new hello-tech material is used at the seats and door panels and is to be had in gray and black.

Customers also can pick out leather trim (to be had in black, blue, purple, tan and gray) or one in every of three interiors hand-upholstered to requirements of conventional Italian craftsmanship (sports, fashionable and classic) that feature state-of-the-art assessment sewing. One thing shared by using all three interiors is top exceptional, best-grained Prestige leather with a herbal look and beautifully tender to the touch. The new version additionally functions a gearknob in aluminium on petrol versions however leather-based-trimmed on the diesels and the powerful 3.2 V6 24v.

The Alfa Romeo GT has inherited all the attributes of the Alfa Romeo 156. Beginning with its mainly configured suspension format: excessive double-wishbone at the the front, McPherson on the rear with transverse rods of different lengths. Other attractions consist of  beneficiant electricity devices, every imparting one of the pleasant unique energy rankings in its cylinder ability category: the 140 bhp 1.Eight T. Spark (to be had after release) and the a hundred sixty five bhp 2.0 JTS. The a hundred and fifty bhp 1.9 M-Jet 16v is exclusive to the Alfa Romeo GT. Customers who need the very quality in terms of performance and sportiness can choose a GTA model equipped with a powerful 240 bhp 3.2 V6 24 valve engine. By combining those engines with a massive variety of device, we've got created an extensive new model variety that offers specification programs such as the maximum sought-after gadget in individual countries. The Alfa Romeo GT is to be had in three specs in primary European markets: Progression, Distinctive e Luxury. The first is reserved for 2.Zero JTS and 1.Nine M-Jet 16v versions; the second one and third are both prepared with all of the power gadgets within the variety, together with the two.0 JTS Selespeed. Next year, the product range could be similarly prolonged by a specification known as Impression, blended with a 1.8 Twin Spark 16v, a 2.0 JTS and a 1.Nine M-Jet 16v energy unit. The new sports coupé can also are available no fewer than 12 body-hues.

A whole host of variations to your very personal Alfa Romeo GT. All imparting fantastic price for cash and, specifically, heirs to a motoring subculture that Alfa Romeo helped create and has now taken one step in addition: the fashionable sports activities coupé and a worth successor for the Alfa Romeo GTV.

2004 AC Schnitzer ACS5 5Series E60

2004 AC Schnitzer ACS5 5Series E60
2004 AC Schnitzer ACS5 5Series E60 Even in general shape, the brand new five-series is an attractive vehicle - and AC Schnitzer is now developing a entire range of tuning merchandise for the state-of-the-art BMW saloon which extends its sporting capabilities with out neglecting the consolation of a commercial enterprise vehicle.

These will encompass a energy improve for the BMW 530d: With the AC Schnitzer diesel overall performance upgrade, the five-collection receives an extra 37 HP (27 kW), which increases the maximum torque of fifty Nm and the most speed to 252 km/h. Acceleration from 0 - a hundred km/h takes just 6.9 seconds. Despite the elevated electricity of the AC Schnitzer ACS5 three.0d, the splendid using performance, mild fuel intake and exquisite sturdiness obviously stay unchanged.

The scope of supply of the overall performance upgrade includes now not most effective the extra manage module however additionally a sports activities rear silencer of V2A special steel with chromed tailpipe trim in racing design.

Even with out the performance improve, we endorse becoming the AC Schnitzer sports activities rear silencer as this substantially improves gas drift. For a in basic terms aesthetic conversion, we are presently growing a tailpipe trim.

The AC Schnitzer suspension answers which have been very well examined in an extensive programme - including the North Loop of the Nurburgring - had been particularly matched to the use of low profile overall performance tyres.

As nicely as lowering the car by way of around 30 millimetres, the AC Schnitzer sports suspension guarantees extra wearing coping with in mixture with first rate riding comfort. Logical extensions are the antiroll bars and a racing aluminium strut brace, which stabilises the front cease mainly in rapid cornering and braking manoeuvres.

The sporting driving overall performance and agile managing will quickly be accompanied by way of thrilling bodystyling. 

The AC Schnitzer front spoiler with vital the front grille gives the five-collection a greater hanging outfit and on the same time improves downforce on the the front axle. The air ducts integrated into the the front spoiler offer most advantageous cooling for the the front brakes.

AC Schnitzer further refines the BMW five-series with aerodynamically fashioned sports mirrors that have electric adjustment and heating. The side component becomes greater elongated with the brand new facet skirts.

To provide aerodynamic stability on the rear, there may be a rear roof spoiler, a rear spoiler and the excitingly designed rear skirt. This no longer handiest integrates the silencer harmoniously but offers the new 5-series a more powerful look with the braced underfloor wing.

Depending on private taste, the client for aerodynamic components can choose whether or not he needs the additional and distinct Chromeline set. The subtle positioning of chrome factors sets new accents for the front spoiler, aspect skirts and rear skirt.

The sporting outfit naturally also consists of the AC Schnitzer alloy wheels. The BMW 5-collection proprietor has the enviable quandary of choice: between the one-piece or multipiece variants of the totally new AC Schnitzer Type IV alloys if you want to have a good time their world most suitable at the IAA 2003. The filigree rims within the new 5-spoke design are an wonderful aesthetic healthy for the avant-garde styling of the new five-collection. Naturally their technical requirements live as much as their appearance: the new Type IV alloys were evolved the usage of highest best substances and ultra-contemporary production strategies.

Or the customer can select one of the a hit wheel designs Type II or Type III, that are also to be had in sizes from eight.5J x 18" to nine.5J x 19". The spotlight within the wheels region for the 5?Series could be the new Type IV Racing Rims, which in length nine.0J x 20" at the front and 10.0J x 20" on the rear allow the use of tyre sizes 255/30 R 20 (the front) and 295/25 R20 (rear). For tyres we advise Continental and Michelin.

The cockpit of the BMW five-series also can be more suitable with elegant however practical add-ons - e.G. The ergonomically designed airbag sports steerage wheel in leather or with carbon trim. A carbon-fibre interior kit in silver for the dashboard and door trims may even rapidly be available.
The new improvement of an aluminium cowl for the controller of the BMW "i-Drive gadget" offers the proverbial final touch in the precise manner.

Last but no longer least, aluminium foot rests and pedals, gearknobs or automatic selector lever and eventually, velours foot mats within the AC Schnitzer layout set the decisive tone for the whole indoors.

Finally, AC Schnitzer offers tailor-made answers in the field of site visitors telematics which can be incorporated optimally.

Naturally all components are TUV-examined and to be had from your BMW supplier.

2003 ABT VW Touran

2003 ABT VW Touran
2003 ABT VW Touran Immediately after its a hit introduction, the Volkswagen Touran has emerge as the indisputable market chief in its phase within Germany: Alone five.801 registrations in June 2003! The more purpose for Abt Sportsline, the world-extensive main tuner for automobiles of the Volkswagen Group, to offer a complete tuning range for the brand new family superstar from Wolfsburg.

The Abt aerodynamics programme such as the front grill, frontspoiler lip and rear wing optically shows off the Touran in a sporty manner

Always a "ought to have" are Abt Sportwheels of the series "A", "SP" and "Z" from sixteen to 19 inch, for instance the Abt Z4 in the size 7,5x17" offset forty three with tyres 225/forty five R17 of the Abt tyre partners Continental or Dunlop

Additionally Abt suspension springs decrease the Mini-Van by way of sporty, however nevertheless cozy 35-forty millimetres

An Abt sports brake system is currently being advanced
And, ultimate however no longer least, the Abt rear muffler with the chromed double stop pipes complete the tuning programme with the sporty rear view.

Of path the DTM-Champion 2002 additionally takes care of the engines: Power enhancements for the Touran 1.Nine TDI in addition to for the Touran 2.0 TDI had been developed with the aid of the tuning experts placed inside the Allgau. With this the usual motor performances are expanded from 74 kW (100 HP) or a hundred kW (136 HP) to extraordinary ninety two kW (a hundred twenty five HP) respectively impressing a hundred twenty five kW (a hundred and seventy HP).

2005 Acura NSX

2005 Acura NSX
2005 Acura NSX The NSX supercar exemplifies the precision crafted overall performance that lies on the coronary heart of every Acura automobile. Developed out of years of racing experience, the NSX units the benchmark for Acura, combining world-magnificence overall performance and styling with remarkable drivability and refinement.

"The NSX is the benchmark to which we evaluate all our different fashions in phrases of performance and high-quality," said Dick Colliver, govt vice chairman, car income. "Our lineup is stronger than it has ever been and the NSX is a vital element of that lineup. To many of our clients, it's an icon of our brand."

The NSX offers  distinct, mid-deliver hooked up powertrains. The first is a lightweight, all-aluminum three.2 liter, DOHC, 24-valve, ninety-diploma V-6 engine coupled with a 6-velocity, near-ratio guide transmission generating 290 horsepower and 224 lb-feet of torque. The second is a three.Zero-liter DOHC, 24-valve V-6 engine with a four-pace Sequential SportShift automatic transmission that generates 252 horsepower and 210 lb.-feet. Of torque.

Both NSX engines are ready with Acura's patented Variable Valve Timing and Lift Electronic Control (VTEC(TM) ), a Variable Volume Induction System, direct ignition and a automatic Programmed Fuel Injection (PGM-FI) machine pioneered in Formula One racing. The NSX engine additionally functions titanium connecting rods, that are stronger and lighter than comparable metal connecting rods.

To complement these revolutionary powertrains, the NSX chassis functions an all-aluminum unit frame production this is forty percent lighter, but has the rigidity of a metal shape. The 4-wheel impartial double-wishbone suspension functions aluminum-alloy control hands and hub companies that limit unsprung weight and offer gold standard managing. The suspension additionally capabilities aluminum subframes for the the front and rear suspension to similarly reduce weight. Forged-aluminum alloy wheels reduce unsprung weight even as exceptional excessive performance tires - 215/40 R17 in the front and 255/forty R17 within the rear - provide maximum traction and coping with.

The NSX's braking machine features large-diameter, ventilated four-wheel discs and a sophisticated 4-channel Anti-lock Braking System (ABS) for assured braking. A state-of-the-art Traction Control System (TCS) facilitates limit wheel-spin and enhances manage.

The 2005 NSX functions a detachable roof panel for open-air riding. A sculpted, wedge-fashioned body and forward cover layout clearly communicate the auto's high overall performance persona. Additional features consist of a body integrated rear spoiler and airfoil, electricity operated sideview mirrors and Xenon High-Intensity Discharge projector-beam headlights.

The NSX is available in seven outdoors colorations, which may be ordered with a matching or complementary interior coloration.

Inside, the hand-stitched, leather-trimmed indoors of the NSX is designed to evoke the photograph of a jet fighter cockpit, offering great visibility, clean-to-examine instrumentation and supportive, power operated seats. As with all Acura fashions, the NSX comes with an extended listing of trendy device and comfort and convenience functions consisting of an Automatic Climate Control System, a keyless entry machine, electricity home windows and door locks, cruise manage and a theft deterrent system with electronic immobilizer. The top rate Acura/Bose(R) Music System is geared up with a trunk-installed 6-Disc CD changer.

Advanced safety functions consist of a supplemental airbag restraint system (SRS) and 3-point seat belts with computerized pretensioners. Substantial front and rear cave in zones are designed to distribute effect energy around the passenger compartment within the occasion of a collision, even as massive facet-sill extensions and sturdy support beams in each door assist guard the cabin from aspect impact forces.

The 2005 NSX is covered through a complete 4-12 months/50,000-mile bumper-to-bumper constrained warranty. Additional possession benefits include Acura Total Luxury Care (TLC), which offers loose 24-hour roadside help, concierge provider and journey routing.

2004 AC Schnitzer ACS3 X3

2004 AC Schnitzer ACS3 X3
2004 AC Schnitzer ACS3 X3 The 2d "SUV" in the BMW circle of relatives has arrived, and improvement paintings is in full swing on a unique add-ons variety to cover all regions of the vehicle.

In latest years, our engineers had been capable to accumulate a wealth of enjoy with SUV's. First came the massive brother of the BMW X3, the X5, and then the engineers clearly became their interest to AC Schnitzer's personal idea primarily based on the BMW 330ix, the AC Schnitzer X-ROAD.

For the 3.0d model of the BMW X3, an AC Schnitzer Diesel Performance Upgrade is already in development. This will boom the engine output to 180 kW / 245 HP and raise the most torque with the aid of 50 Nm to 460 Nm.. Despite the extra powerful engine, the high driving consolation, slight fuel intake and great balance stay unchanged.

With or with out the overall performance upgrade, we additionally recommend as similarly traits the AC Schnitzer game rear silencer of V2A special metallic with chromed racing tailpipe trim, as this guarantees progressed fuel waft.

Some years in the past the suspension improvement of the AC Schnitzer X-ROAD got here below the motto: "All Day - All Way". The same is naturally genuine of the brand new X3. With its sports suspension, the BMW X3 has an infinite territory. Changing terrain - gravel slopes or asphalt roads - aren't any problem for the sports performance of the X3 with AC Schnitzer suspension. The decreasing by 20 - 30 mm at the side of the specifically installation dampers perceptibly improves each the riding dynamics and the stableness.

Secure contact with the ground is guaranteed via the AC Schnitzer wheel and tyre mixtures - some of which might be already available - in distinctive dimensions and with special rim designs.

The new Type IV alloys and racing rims form the pinnacle version. Their sensitive, avant-garde appearance makes them a really perfect complement to the sporting X3. The most size on the front with the Type IV racing rims is 9.0J x 21" ET 32 with tyres 255/30 R 21 and at the rear 10.0J x 21" ET 33 with 295/25 R 21. Alternative there are the 20" size racing rim Type IV, and the conventional racing rim Type III is likewise to be had.

19" wheels also are to be had - this length is covered through the AC Schnitzer Type III alloy and racing rims and the brand new Type IV alloys.
Further down the size, the variety is finished with 17" and 18" wheels of those types. We endorse high performance tyres via Continental and Michelin.

The BMW X3 is also converted aerodynamically and visually. The AC Schnitzer aerodynamic range, wherein all components may be painted, consists of a the front skirt with a new dynamic appearance. This integrates harmoniously the standard fog lighting and the grille. Optionally the new the front skirt can be equipped with a Chromeline set.

At the rear, a rear roof spoiler and a rear skirt with indicated underfloor wing profile and a cut-out for the sports activities rear silencer provide aerodynamic balance. The rear skirt is available for automobiles with and with out towbar.

To decorate the cockpit, a carbon fibre indoors trim in silver, comprising centre console and door handles, and specially ergonomic three- and 4-spoke airbag sports activities guidance wheels in leather-based and carbon are presently deliberate.

Pedal sets, foot relaxation, tools knobs and a handbrake handle in aluminium set the highlights. The interior variety is completed by way of velours foot mats with the AC Schnitzer brand.

2003 ABT VW Touareg

2003 ABT VW Touareg
2003 ABT VW Touareg With the Abt Touareg Abt Sportsline has devoted itself to an all-terrain vehicle for the first time. Exactly two years in the past the exceptional off-roader in Abt appearance celebrated its ultimate. In the intervening time the first thoughts have been found out into an in depth tuning programme which includes electricity upgrade and body elements for the top magnificence all-rounder. The Abt Touareg VS10 conquers terrain and motor ways with extra than 370 HP, excessive high-quality suspension generation below the frame shell und a captivating optical package deal.

Basis for the engineers of Abt Sportsline turned into the ten-cylinder Diesel engine. In serial condition the power unit with a 5 litre capability already disposed of 230 kW (313 HP). After modifying the digital motor control the Abt Touareg hastens from zero - 100 km/h in only over seven seconds, speeds to 240 km/h and releases a energy of 274 kW (373 HP). The torque will increase to brilliant 860 Nm at 2000 rpm. At the same time the engine inherits a notably stepped forward response behaviour which in identical measures convinces on motor approaches and terrain. Abt Sportsline offers a electricity improve from 174 HP to 195 HP (128 kW to 143 kW) for the R5 TDI, the three.0 TDI energy unit is boosted from 225 HP to 265 HP (a hundred sixty five to 195 kW). The Abt game brake machine on the the front axis grants the necessary protection with a lot energy.

Confessing fan of the Abt Touareg VS10 as an instance is RTL-moderator Sonja Zietlow. She study a take a look at file approximately the sporty all-rounder and without delay picked up the phone and only a few weeks later turned into capable of appreciate her new Abt Touareg in Kempten. "It's the best automobile: seems high-quality, has electricity and plenty of area for my  puppies. And even an entire golfing bag fits into the boot";, says Sonja Zietlow who has just come lower back from the Australian jungle and the TV show "I'm a movie star - Get me out of right here".

Best generation - particularly the newly developed Abt Level Control (ALC) with which it's far feasible to mix perfect move-u . S . Mobility and optically appealing decreasing stands for this motto. During standstill a decreasing of as much as 60 millimetres is possible and accordingly offers an ideal optics. In order to acquire an most suitable stability between comfort and dynamics at the same time as using, the car is raised to a reducing degree of about 30 millimetres. Sporty ambitioned drivers can decrease the Touareg by way of a further 10 millimetres with the adjustment "Sport" and on the identical time a tighter damper set-up is provoked.

Great attention of the designers turned into placed on the automobile frame shell of the so-called Sport Utility Vehicle (SUV). Beside the front grill, the front and rear skirt as well as a discreet rear wing, they also evolved wheel arch extensions which even more emphasize the dynamics of the Touareg. The closing look of the visitors lies at the Abt rear muffler with its 4 pipes.

Instead of the same old 18-inch wheels, Abt gives 19 and 22 inch game wheels. In Essen the Abt version of the Touareg is prepared with game wheels in the size 10 x 22 inch inclusive ContiSportContact tyres.

2003 ABT VW Sporting Van T5

2003 ABT VW Sporting Van T5
2003 ABT VW Sporting Van T5 The T4 already changed into a sales hit in the Volkswagen product range. Its successor, the Sporting Van, is similarly useful and solid as the bestseller. Already now, Abt Sportsline has developed a tuning programme that provides the van on pinnacle of that with lots of sportivity, electricity and dynamics. With almost two hundred hp and a entire bodywork change, the Abt Sporting Van looks set to draw a big fan network quite quickly. With this bundle, Abt Sportsline once more is proving its versatility and underlines its position because the leading tuning employer for automobiles from the Volkswagen Group.

Now who became talking about a business automobile? The 2.5 litre rapid diesel engine of the Abt Sporting Van delivers one hundred forty four kW (195 hp) after a modification of the electronic engine management in Kempten. After the chip-tuning, perfectioned by way of Abt Sportsline with its experience of many decades, the torque has been expanded to 450 Nm at 2500 rpm; 0-100 km/h in 11,five sec. And a V-max of 195 km/h. This puts an end to issues with bigger transports - quite the contrary: with power from the Allgau, the Abt Sporting Van is likewise providing sheer using pride beneath any instances.

But technology and electricity are best one component. Abt Sportsline has also been thinking about the optics: a entire change of the van consists of a brand new front grille, a the front spoiler lip in addition to Abt aspect skirts. At the rear, the designers from the Allgau have left their discreet, but unmistakable signature with a rear skirt and wing. The Abt exhaust silencer with 4 stainless steel pipes is rounding off the optic bundle.

Abt suspension springs, reducing the bodywork with the aid of 35 to forty millimetres in comparison to the production version cater for progressed avenue retaining in addition to more sporty and greater rigid using traits. The line from the employer from Kempten maintains with the wheels: the Sporting Van has been ready with the SP1 wheel in the size of 8.5 x 19 inch. The unmarried-piece sports activities wheel is marked by means of its wheel rim bed inclining to the inside and the Abt logo inside the coronary heart.

The wheels were outfitted with 255/forty R19 Continental tyres. Next to Dunlop, Continental is Abt Sportsline's tyre partner. A partnership that is going properly past the sheer deliver of tyres.

Our importers will gladly provide you with rate records regarding the Abt Sporting Van.

2003 Alfa Romeo 156 Sportwagon 2.0 JTD

2003 Alfa Romeo 156 Sportwagon 2.0 JTD
2003 Alfa Romeo 156 Sportwagon 2.0 JTD One date in Alfa Romeo's current history become responsible for bringing approximately a revolution in Brand income and photograph. The auspicious date, October 9 1997, was the day while the worldwide press were given its first glimpse of the Alfa Romeo 156 in Lisbon. At that second, Alfa Romeo stepped up to reclaim its very own way of life and additionally its place inside the tight circle of prestige sports car producers.

Later fashions had been to construct in this fulfillment: from the flagship Alfa Romeo 166 to the bubbling Alfa Romeo 156 Sportwagon and the more recent, rather acclaimed compact Alfa Romeo 147. Yet the event that set Alfa Romeo on its new course turned into the appearance of the 156, a medium-sized vehicle that encloses all Alfa's proud carrying and engineering heritage within one clean, elegant Italian-searching package deal.

We did no longer should anticipate lengthy to see the results. The new vehicle received acclaim from the press, who voted it 'Car of the Year 1998' (this award became observed via 35 more accolades) and motorists themselves, who ordered 90,000 units. The other motor manufacturers additionally needed to sit up and take note. It did no longer take lengthy for them to comply with suite and increase their stages to encompass the not unusual rail turbodiesel engines you first noticed on the Alfa saloon.

The Alfa Romeo 156 has gone from strength to energy inside the intervening 4 years. It has offered just below half of one million saloon and Sportwagon devices throughout the sector. It now occupies an enviable role in European section D, wherein it has effortlessly tripled the Alfa Romeo percentage: from zero.7% in 1996 to 3.2% in 2001. It also boosted typical logo income, which rose - in Europe - from 117,500 in 1996 (zero.9%) to 202,one hundred in 2001 (1.4%), i.E. An increase of 72%.

The version now confirms its personal vitality by means of supplying the public the brand new Alfa Romeo 156 Sportwagon. The handiest capabilities that those two cars proportion with their predecessors are their external line (so appreciated by way of motorists round the arena) and their intrinsic irrepressible character and first rate dynamic belongings. Everything else has passed through deep-seated adjustments to provide: higher performance, more protection, a complete telematic array and more opulent interiors.

The new Alfa Romeo 156 additionally enhances its range with two all-new automobiles. In other phrases, the Alfa Romeo 156 GTA and the Alfa Romeo 156 Sportwagon GTA, motors that represent the quintessence of emblem values and revive a mythical call that stimulated the slogan 'A win a day for the automobile you power to paintings' for the Giulia Sprint inside the mid-1960s.

The outcome is two good-looking, sporty automobiles that are designed for everyday use yet nevertheless capable of ensure racetrack sensation under positive instances.

The new Alfa Romeo 156 Sportwagon provide more overall performance. The version has another sophisticated car engineering ace up its sleeve inside the form of a modern-day energy unit this is Alfa Romeo's interpretation of a right away injection petrol engine. The engine is called a JTS (Jet Thrust Stoichiometric) and is the first direct injection petrol engine with a selected power extra than 60 kW/l and a particular torque higher than a hundred Nm/l. It guarantees the overall performance of a 2.Three unit, yet consumes 10% less gas.

This modern new engine reduces fuel consumption by using adopting a stratified price lean burn machine at speeds of up to 1500 rpm. Above this threshold, the engine harnesses all of the engine's power to increase overall performance. Unlike other lean burn engines, the new unit is equipped with a regular trivalent catalytic converter and might use the ordinary unleaded fuel on sale nowadays instead of low sulphur gasoline. The engine already meets the strict Euro four emission limits because of come into force.

The new 2.Zero JTS (the acronym destined to become aware of a whole own family of future Alfa Romeo models) is joined by using a 2.4 JTD turbodiesel with electricity multiplied from one hundred forty to a hundred and fifty bhp, a 2.0 JTS Selespeed (with stepped forward sequential gearbox operation) and the attempted and examined petrol-pushed 1.6 T. Spark, 1.8 T. Spark and a couple of.Five V6 24V. Plus the 1.Nine JTD. All in all, an engine variety this is bound to intensify the automobile's incredible overall performance. As is borne out through the performance results.

2006 Wiesmann GT

2006 Wiesmann GT
2006 Wiesmann GT The achievement of the Roadster idea is based totally on a successful synthesis of classic design and brand new engineering. This advocated Friedhelm and Martin Wiesmann to expand a brand new, similarly charming, sports activities vehicle on the idea of the Roadster, the Wiesmann GT.

The two-seater coupé celebrated its superior as a manufacturing car at the IAA 2005 in Frankfurt, to be acclaimed through the motoring professionals.

Despite the pointers of a conventional design as a further improvement of the Wiesmann-Roadster it changed into a completely new car which changed into created. Basic records had been gained from the Wiesmann Racing GT, which turned into examined as a experimental vehicle under excessive conditions for the duration of the 24-hour race at the Nürburgring in 2002.

Since it was clean from the outset that this car would no longer best be optically distinct, however based on distinct fundamental information, from the Roadster, there has been masses of room for manoeuvre in the development. Starting point for considerations changed into the engine. This changed into to represent a brand new sparkle, come what might.

Since, as it's miles widely known, displacement can most effective be replaced by one thing, and that is greater displacement, mind fast made pals with the concept of the usage of a BMW V8 engine of four.Eight litres capability. This made a larger engine compartment than the Roadster's essential, which therefore intended

that each one the size of the Wiesmann GT could should be oriented toward that.

Thus, the GT grew in all directions, compared with the Roadster: it become three centimetres better, eleven wider, and no less than 37 longer. To take account of the as a substitute higher gasoline intake of the bigger engine, 10 litres extra gas tank volume turned into provided, at 70 litres, to assure adequate variety on longer journeys.

The venture now going through the engineers turned into to convert the engine's output into car dynamics. Normally, a bigger car additionally weighs more, which in flip adversely impacts the overall performance figures. This turned into avoided by way of designing an aluminium monocoque, acquainted from the racing scene. In this manner, the increase in weight became kept inside bounds, and at 70 kg become extraordinarily modest for a automobile of this length. The bodywork is of lightweight, terrific, fibreglass-strengthened compound material and within the familiar way is also fabricated within the factory.

The xenon headlights make certain correct visibility in darkness, and the rear lights, which include LEDs, not handiest deliver a clean signal but are also unmistakable as the hallmark of the Wiesmann GT even at night time.

With a energy-to-weight ratio of three.Forty one kg/HP the Wiesmann GT is to be found within the leading organization of sports activities cars. The low centre of gravity, the flawlessly-tuned walking gear blended with the bullish torque introduced by means of the engine, the most excellent seating function for driving force and passenger make certain unalloyed using leisure.

The Wiesmann GT is an man or woman sports automobile with a classic design, which fits perfectly within the automobile landscape and which will capture its very own area of interest.

Base charge: € 111.000 incl. VAT

2005 Acura MDX

2005 Acura MDX
2005 Acura MDX The 2001 Acura MDX(TM) changed into released in 2000 to outline a new technology in the evolution of luxury sport software motors, treading beyond the bounds of existing SUVs in terms of managing, packaging performance and environmental impact. It became evolved with the overriding purpose of setting new benchmarks for luxury SUV overall performance. That performance purpose applies to the 3 major topics of the improvement idea; to establish new overall performance benchmarks inside the SUV class for versatility, duty and dynamic performance. As the development system progressed, an extra development purpose turned into added - furnishing the vehicle with an array of reducing side functions that effectively "defeat wintry weather" for its driver and passengers - proscribing the tough outcomes of the cold iciness months on MDX occupants.

After a stellar first 12 months, wherein the MDX set up itself as the number one SUV by shooting both the Motor Trend Sport Utility of the Year and the North American Truck of the Year awards, Acura set out to make it even better, growing its already bold performance and in addition refining the MDX inner and out. For 2003, a brand new engine boosted horsepower from 240 to 260, a brand new five-pace automatic transmission become added and the chassis and suspension have been better to take gain of the additional strength. A new force-via-wire throttle machine became protected and the state-of-the artwork VTM-4(R) 4-wheel power gadget become revised to provide greater vehicle control throughout acceleration, cornering and braking.

The 2004 model year MDX received exterior styling enhancements that gave ita muscular, performance-oriented look consultant of its brilliant powertrain. For 2005, Acura turns its attention to updating the MDX interior with the cutting-edge technology and more suitable protection. To that cease, XM(R) Satellite Radio is now widespread on all models. The non-obligatory Acura Navigation System with Voice Recognition(TM) has been superior to offer a faster reaction time, additional voice recognition commands, more points of hobby and get right of entry to to the ZAGAT restaurant manual. MDX fashions equipped with the navigation device will also receive the OnStar machine. In addition, the HandsFreeLink(TM) wi-fi telephone interface, which lets in palms-free dialing to restaurants and other points of interest, is now blanketed in the Touring Package. Models equipped with the optionally available Rear Entertainment System additionally come ready with a 6 disc, in-dash CD participant, compared to an underseat6 disk participant at the 2004 version. 

Chassis enhancements for 2005 encompass an progressed Vehicle Stability Assist (VSA(R)) device and Brake Assist, which allows drivers practice complete braking stress in an coincidence avoidance situation.. Three new exterior colorings are brought: Desert Rock Metallic, Billet Silver metal and Steel Blue Metallic. A large, redesigned gasoline tank, increases potential by means of over one gallon, and extends riding variety whilst at the equal time helping the MDX meet LEV-2 Evaporative emissions requirements.


Outstanding overall performance has always been a essential Acura character trait. The improvement of Acura's first in-house designed and engineered SUV presented the opportunity for the engineers to steer clear of the shortcomings of merchandise already in the marketplace and start with a fresh method to the SUV equation. That approach turned into to create the primary no-compromise SUV - melding appealing layout, unrivaled versatility, using exhilaration, social responsibility, and cost in a single neatly wrapped bundle.

The MDX is powered by using a three.5-liter, V-6 engine, tuned to supply an wonderful 265 height horsepower at 5800 rpm and 253 lbs-toes of torque among 3500 and 5000 rpm. Providing V-eight-like power, this engine is coupled to a compact five-velocity automated transmission and a drive-by means of-cord throttle device (DBW) that deliver specific shifts and reduced shift shock. The MDX's trendy VTM-four four-wheel force device works seamlessly with the DBW and the same old Vehicle Stability Assist (VSA) gadget to beautify overall performance on low traction surfaces, and enhance stability in all situations.

The MDX's 4500-pound boat towing package deal (3500-pound for trailers) was achieved by means of tuning the powertrain and chassis systems to control heavy masses with confidence. This automobile's wider-than-everyday stance, excessive-torque engine, wide-ratio 5-pace computerized transmission, and effective brakes yield a fantastically capable tow vehicle.


A pillar of the Acura development approach is that the driver's seat ought to be the most rewarding seat in the vehicle. With this in thoughts, the development group groomed the MDX to act like a sports activities sedan when pushed in an assertive manner. The starting point is a three.5-liter SOHC V-6 engine that mixes a remarkably broad range of torque - 253 lbs-ft among 3500 and 5000 rpm - witha effective 265 horsepower at 5800 rpm. Factor in a huge-ratio, five-pace automatic transmission and a realistic lessen weight executed through the intelligent use of excessive-electricity materials, and MDX posts excellent acceleration overall performance.

Acknowledging that everyday SUVs sense clumsy and cumbersome, greater attempt become invested in making sure that the MDX presents using pleasure constant with Acura requirements. Chassis structures and the electricity-to-weight ratio are optimized for all-around performance.

The 2005 MDX functions 4-channel Vehicle Stability Assist (VSA) that has been greater with active yaw manipulate for extended motive force control all through accident avoidance maneuvers, competitive cornering and inclement climate. The VSA machine monitors lateral (cornering) balance and seamlessly integrates traction manipulate, four-wheel force, Anti-lock braking, throttle manipulate and stability manipulate features.

Demanding drivers assume a car's braking device to suit its acceleration- and MDX measures up to that project as properly. To provide short stopping distances, excessive fade resistance, and a reassuring pedal feel, the MDX's four-wheel disc braking gadget makes use of big-diameter rotors, greater-rigid calipers and twin-piston front calipers. The four-channel Anti-lock Braking System (ABS) capabilities electronic distribution of brake forces for optimum use of the traction available at each corner of the vehicle, and new for 2005, Brake Assist. The result is responsive braking overall performance for quick stopping distances with a assured pedal experience.

Excellent handling starts with getting the fundamentals of automobile dynamics proper from the start. A extensive tune maximizes balance and cornering grip, so MDX has the widest song in its magnificence. The MDX layout became tuned to obtain the first-class feasible maneuverability and allows to minimize the bulky feeling that plagues maximum truck-primarily based SUVs.

To overcome the usual journey-as opposed to-handling compromises, engineers incorporated front and rear subframes to isolate street noise and driveline vibration from the passenger compartment, in conjunction with independent the front and rear suspension systems with more wheel tour and excellent-tuned suspension geometry. Low roll centers blended with large stabilizer bars offer innovative, predictable cornering reaction and extremely good stability on the restrict of adhesion. Lightweight 
substances - together with aluminum castings for all primary driveline components and considerable use of high electricity steel unit body additives - deliver MDX an overall agile feeling.


The MDX is equipped with a complicated four-wheel force gadget - VTM-4. The VTM-4 machine includes a couple of computer controlled moist clutches inside the rear axle that work to hold traction in all varieties of conditions.

Unlike other on-demand four-wheel drive systems, MDX does not await slippage to occur earlier than going to paintings. Instead, torque is proactively introduced to the rear wheels in percentage to ahead acceleration to supplement the front-wheel power. This revolutionary, proactive technique can pay two dividends: on dry pavement, there is much less probability of torque steer (a tendency for propulsion forces to drag at the steerage and nudge the automobile off line) and there may be greater the front tire adhesion available for cornering. In snow or moist conditions, automated and proactive all-wheel drive gets the car moving from a standstill with less risk of wheelspin.

If conditions are genuinely slippery and wheel spin is unavoidable, VTM-four right away reacts with the aid of including rear-wheel torque in proportion to both the slippage and the charge of growth of slippage. This complements overall performance on low traction surfaces and additionally improves steering trace and experience all through acceleration. In addition, the brand new VSA gadget in addition enhances traction in specific conditions by means of providinga restricted-slip differential effect for the the front wheels.

A unique lock mode is likewise furnished to help extract the automobile from a stuck circumstance. To use this get-out-of-a-snowbank capability, the motive force actions the shift lever to first, 2nd or opposite and presses the VTM-4 lock button at the dash. With the lock mode engaged, VTM-four "locks" the rear axle to provide most strength switch to each rear wheel. As velocity increases above six mph, the system mechanically reduces the lock effect to the rear axle. By 18 mph, the device reverts to ordinary mode.

2003 ABT VW New Beetle Cabriolet

2003 ABT VW New Beetle Cabriolet
2003 ABT VW New Beetle Cabriolet Hardly every other vehicle conjures up such effective and interesting recollections like the VW Beetle. And there's hardly every other comeback inside the automobile department this is so popular and greeted with a lot enthusiasm as that of the New Beetle. Abt Sportsline adds to its fascination - with severa technical and optical features for the pleasant-seller. With the Abt New Beetle "classic", the Kempten tuning corporation builds a bridge from yesteryear to today. And for sporting and bold Beetle fans, the new rally series from the motorsport circle of relatives from Bavaria leaves no desire unfulfilled.

Nostalgia has no place as a ways as technology is concerned. When it involves electricity enhancement, only high-tech answers are carried out. The 2.Zero-litre engine gets a strength plus to ca. One zero five kW (143 hp) thanks to capacity enhancement through 200 cubic centimetres, a customized Abt crankshaft, special pistons, Abt camschafts, a cylinder head change, a mid-silencer, optimised air ducting as well as adjustments to the electronic engine control. Abt understanding in the ECU subject ensures an growth within the 1.8-litre faster-engine from one hundred ten kW (one hundred fifty hp) to 142 kW (193 hp). For the 1.Nine-litre TDI, Abt presents an boom from 66 kW (ninety hp) to eighty five kW (112 hp).

Abt additionally provides additional add-ons for the New Beetle such as two forms of again-silencers, an aluminium equipment lever knob, aluminium pedals, chrome steel walking boards, as well as a hard and fast of floormats showing the Abt Sportsline emblem. Aside from the brake package, Abt additionally gives metallic-braided brake lines for the New Beetle. Additionally, a New Beetle proprietor can choose between 14 wheels, certainly one of them being the logo-new Z5 wheel (8 x 18") supplied at the IAA motor display.

For those with a penchant for nostalgia, the Kempten team advanced parts for the Abt New Beetle "traditional" after taking a close take a look at old photo information. The group then created a marvelous body package reflecting the authentic Beetle in a inspiring way, for example with going for walks board sets, mudguard as well as a front and rear bumper. A the front grill, chrome fog headlamp frame, headlamp visor and the matching V-rims (7.Five x 17 inch) rounds off the New Beetle frame package from the House of Abt.

A very special example of the New Beetle brought on a sensation in German rallying: Together with natural fuel provider Thyssengas, Abt enters a Beetle in the German Rally Challenge series and the German Rally Championship. The highlight: The 230 hp version makes use of herbal gas in preference to conventional fuel. The famous contender surpassed its get dressed rehearsal flawlessly as a route-commencing car on the Deutschland Rally. It additionally amassed masses of trophies already. With this, Abt Sportsline confirms that the corporation motto "from the racetrack to the road" is greater than only a pronouncing. The remarkable range for the Rally Beetle, which include roll-cage and extra headlights, can be ordered one by one or as a entire bundle.

2004 AC Schnitzer ACS3 3Series E46 Convertible

2004 AC Schnitzer ACS3 3Series E46 Convertible
2004 AC Schnitzer ACS3 3Series E46 Convertible The success story of the present day three-series proceeds into the final chapters of the E46 model with the face elevate variations of the three-collection Coupe and Convertible. The subtle however placing retouches similarly emphasise the sporting look and take the success tale of the "3-collection" into the next segment.

Accordingly, the AC Schnitzer designers have centered on the advent of a completely unique aerodynamic conversion which selections up the new styling cues and further emphasises the carrying lines. Both the Coupe and the Convertible are geared up with their personal the front spoiler and rear skirt.

All other aerodynamic additives from the prevailing variety - e.G. The facet skirts, sports mirrors, rear roof spoiler, rear spoiler and wing - also can be suited for the face raise version. The aerodynamic package is completed with the motorsport-derived racing rear wing.
For cars with manufacturing unit-outfitted M-Technik bodystyling, already an AC Schnitzer front flipper and a corresponding insert for the rear skirt are available.

As nicely as the aerodynamic components, certainly all other AC Schnitzer special tendencies for the E46 range have also been adapted for the face carry fashions. E.G. The Short Shift shorter tools shift journey and the high overall performance brake device for the the front axle.

For the first time, BMW is supplying a powerful 3.0l diesel engine in a three-series Coupe. For this reason, it become natural for us to refine further our AC Schnitzer diesel performance improve. The result is a effective 180 kW / 245 HP - with most torque of 460 Nm at 2870 rpm and a top velocity of 248 km/h. For the dash from zero - 100 km/h, the diesel Coupe takes simply 6.7 seconds.

For all 330i we additionally provide the AC Schnitzer supercharger performance improve, which achieves 217 kW / 295 HP - a maximum torque of 380 Nm at 4800 rpm and a pinnacle velocity of 265 km/h. In this guise, for 0 - 100 km/h it takes just 5.6 seconds for the speedo needle to reach its purpose.
Naturally the absolutely stainless-steel rear silencer with chrome-plated tailpipe trim has been advanced for the face elevate models.

AC Schnitzer sports activities and racing suspensions, strut braces, anti roll bars and spring kits for natural reducing, in conjunction with corresponding wheel and tyre mixtures ensure safe and carrying managing with out a loss of suitability for everyday use.

The suspension concept also consists of the trendy AC Schnitzer development in wheels: the mild alloy wheel Type IV. The filigree rims within the new 5-spoke design are an tremendous match for the stylish styling of the three-collection.

Naturally their technical standards stay up to their appearance: the new Type IV alloys have been developed using maximum great materials and ultra-cutting-edge manufacturing strategies.
It is immediately available for all E46 within the dimension 8,5J x 19" offset 36 (front) and offset 36/forty three (rear) with tyres 235/35 R 19 (the front / rear).

The AC Schnitzer wheels application of path also consists of the a hit predecessors Type II and Type III mild alloy and racing wheels, which are to be had in lots of different sizes as much as the size eight,5J x 19" offset 36 with tyres 235/35 R 19 for the front and nine,0J x 19" offset 40/forty four with tyres 265/30 R 19 at the rear. We recommend excessive performance tyres from Continental and Michelin.

Last but now not least we make your (inner) desires come true: with entire carbon-fibre interiors in silver and anthracite, steerage wheels and aluminium add-ons, e.G. Pedal units, foot rests, tools knobs and a handbrake handle, the indoors of these models lives up to the promise of the outside.

Finally, AC Schnitzer gives tailor-made solutions within the area of traffic telematics which may be included optimally.

Naturally all additives are TUV-tested and to be had out of your BMW supplier.

2003 Alfa Romeo 156 2.4 JTD

2003 Alfa Romeo 156 2.4 JTD
2003 Alfa Romeo 156 2.4 JTD One date in Alfa Romeo's latest history become chargeable for bringing about a revolution in Brand sales and image. The auspicious date, October 9 1997, become the day when the international press were given its first glimpse of the Alfa Romeo 156 in Lisbon. At that moment, Alfa Romeo stepped as much as reclaim its own culture and additionally its area in the tight circle of status sports car manufacturers.

Later models had been to construct on this fulfillment: from the flagship Alfa Romeo 166 to the effervescent Alfa Romeo 156 Sportwagon and the newer, incredibly acclaimed compact Alfa Romeo 147. Yet the occasion that set Alfa Romeo on its new path changed into the appearance of the 156, a medium-sized automobile that encloses all Alfa's proud wearing and engineering historical past within one smooth, elegant Italian-looking package.

We did now not should anticipate long to see the outcomes. The new automobile won acclaim from the clicking, who voted it 'Car of the Year 1998' (this award turned into followed through 35 greater accolades) and motorists themselves, who ordered ninety,000 units. The different motor manufacturers also needed to sit up and take word. It did no longer take lengthy for them to observe suite and make bigger their tiers to consist of the not unusual rail turbodiesel engines you first noticed at the Alfa saloon.

The Alfa Romeo 156 has gone from electricity to electricity inside the intervening four years. It has bought simply under half a million saloon and Sportwagon devices for the duration of the arena. It now occupies an enviable role in European phase D, where it has without problems tripled the Alfa Romeo share: from zero.7% in 1996 to three.2% in 2001. It also boosted usual brand income, which rose - in Europe - from 117,500 in 1996 (0.Nine%) to 202,one hundred in 2001 (1.4%), i.E. An boom of 72%.

The version now confirms its very own energy by way of presenting the public the brand new Alfa Romeo 156 and Sportwagon. The simplest features that those  vehicles share with their predecessors are their outside line (so preferred by means of motorists round the sector) and their intrinsic irrepressible personality and amazing dynamic property. Everything else has undergone deep-seated adjustments to provide: better performance, greater safety, a complete telematic array and more opulent interiors.

The new Alfa Romeo 156 also enhances its range with two all-new automobiles. In other phrases, the Alfa Romeo 156 GTA and the Sportwagon GTA, cars that constitute the quintessence of logo values and revive a mythical call that stimulated the slogan 'A win an afternoon for the car you drive to work' for the Giulia Sprint within the mid-Nineteen Sixties.

The outcome is  handsome, sporty automobiles that are designed for regular use but still capable of ensure racetrack sensation below sure occasions.

The new Alfa Romeo 156 and Sportwagon provide more overall performance. The version has some other sophisticated car engineering ace up its sleeve inside the shape of a modern-day energy unit this is Alfa Romeo's interpretation of a direct injection petrol engine. The engine is called a JTS (Jet Thrust Stoichiometric) and is the first direct injection petrol engine with a selected strength greater than 60 kW/l and a selected torque higher than one hundred Nm/l. It ensures the overall performance of a 2.Three unit, yet consumes 10% less gas.

This innovative new engine reduces gasoline intake by using adopting a stratified fee lean burn system at speeds of up to 1500 rpm. Above this threshold, the engine harnesses all of the engine's electricity to increase overall performance. Unlike different lean burn engines, the new unit is equipped with a regular trivalent catalytic converter and may use the normal unleaded fuel on sale these days in place of low sulphur gas. The engine already meets the strict Euro 4 emission limits due to come into pressure.

The new 2.Zero JTS (the acronym destined to perceive an entire own family of destiny Alfa Romeo fashions) is joined by way of a 2.4 JTD turbodiesel with electricity improved from 140 to 150 bhp, a 2.Zero JTS Selespeed (with advanced sequential gearbox operation) and the attempted and examined petrol-driven 1.6 T. Spark, 1.8 T. Spark and a pair of.5 V6 24V. Plus the 1.Nine JTD. All in all, an engine variety this is certain to intensify the automobile's high-quality overall performance. As is borne out by way of the overall performance effects.

2003 ABT Audi RS6 Avant

2003 ABT Audi RS6 Avant
2003 ABT Audi RS6 Avant When DTM-drivers are moving into a avenue car in an effort to take it for some laps at a race track, it will be pretty a special vehicle certainly. With the new RS6, Audi has finished this superb feat: already during the DTM-season, wherein this intense sports automobile become used as a safety car, Laurent Aiello and Christian Abt frequently used to take the limousine and the Avant for a little trip. Now, the group of Abt Sportsline has taken at the RS6 as properly. And everybody who thinks that 450 hp is the restrict, has to assume once more: enter the Abt RS6 Avant.

Yes, one might assume that 331 kW (450 hp) are extra than enough for an Avant - after all, the winning car of the 2002 DTM, the Abt-Audi TT-R, simplest just tops this overall performance. But a employer like Abt Sportsline, having been passionately worried in motorsport for many decades, can not be satisfied that easily: after a amendment of the digital engine control of the eight cylinder bi-faster power unit, overall performance has been accelerated to 371 kW (505 hp), while the maximum torque will only be reached at a fascinating 630 Nm. This permits the Abt RS6 Avant to dash from zero-100 km/h in simplest four.6 seconds.

Equally impressive as the driving overall performance and the boom of the top speed to about 280 km/h is the noble understatement of the Abt RS6: it is hiding its power and its energy, easily exceeding the overall performance of a sports activities car, below the stylish guise of an Avant. Here, Abt Sportsline has handiest subtle the bodywork in information, like for instance with the 4 pipe exhaust device, emphasising the automobile's sporty attraction and unmistakably relating to its provenance from Kempten.

Fitting for the overall performance, Abt Sportsline has selected the correct wheels for the maximum powerful car in its line-up. The Abt sports activities wheel SP2, solid in a single piece within the size 9 x 20 inch and fitted with 255/30 R20 ContiSportContact2 tyres ensures the best viable contact among the quattro-drive and the asphalt. The new Champion wheel rim covers are the pinnacle of wheel layout from Kempten. The silver-colored covers with black inscription commemorate Laurent Aiello's identify-winning campaign inside the 2002 DTM-season.

With so much energy, the performance of the brakes is in particular crucial. Therefore, Abt Sportsline has mounted its game braking gadget to the front and the rear axle of the RS6. Apart from the appears, the double-ventilated brake disks with the dimension 380 x 32 millimetres (the front) and 322 x 32 millimetres (rear) make sure more protection and lighter dealing with of the extraordinary sports activities car. Larger pistons end result into greater braking strength, the disks provide extra stability and elevated durability.

2003 AC Schnitzer Topster

2003 AC Schnitzer Topster
2003 AC Schnitzer Topster Tradition demands it - every (2) years, on the International Motor Show in Frankfurt, as well as the many inventions inside the AC Schnitzer special accessories variety, a totally unique vehicle is offered. And 2003 is no exception: The Concept Car, the AC Schnitzer V8 TOPSTER.
The foundation is the BMW Z4 three.0i, wherein but "no stone is left unturned". The most placing optical feature is the enclosed bodywork, now 13 cm wider, in colors orange / cream.

The life-giving organ which became evolved in document time as a one-off special in near collaboration with the BMW works team Schnitzer Freilassing, is the upgraded overall performance version of the 4941 cc 8 cylinder, 4-valve engine from the BMW M5. In conjunction with our generation companion, the engineers have ready the V8 TOPSTER with special consumption and exhaust camshafts. The cylinder heads have also been first-class-machined, the compression raised to 11.5 : 1 and the manage unit reprogrammed. To improve the exhaust gasoline float, an environmentally-friendly unique metal high performance exhaust system has been advanced with twin chromed racing tailpipe trims in proper and left combination.
In contrast with the M5, the strength plant has needed to be re-placed within the engine bay of the Z4 basic automobile and the whole oil circuit optimised, so it became essential to alter the oil sump and oil pump. Finally, the air go with the flow became progressed. By method of new intake pipes and a pair of air filter containers, the complete consumption tract can be optimised. These modifications have together resulted in the following performance figures:

  • Power: 331 kW / 450 HP
  • Maximum torque: 520 Nm 
  • 0 - a hundred km/h four,five seconds
  • Top velocity: 305 km/h

These figures are not simplest the end result of the brand new engine however additionally a really perfect aggregate of high engine strength and optimally adapted energy transmission. To suit the strength of the engine, the drive teach and rear axle have been also changed. The rear axle, with a tools ratio of 3.62 : 1, has a variable differential lock from 0 - 100 % depending at the load of the V8 TOPSTER. In addition the AC Schnitzer "Short Shift" is geared up.

Perfect retardation is provided via the AC Schnitzer excessive overall performance brake package. This makes use of large brake disks of Ø 365 x 32 mm at the the front and Ø 328 x 20 mm at the rear in conjunction with special brake calipers (2-piston at the the front and unmarried-piston floating caliper on the rear). Even after several "tough brakings", the system achieves deceleration values of 1 g and more.

In motorsport the precise set-up is regularly decisive for a victory or podium area, and our improvement engineers area specially great significance on premier suspension settings. In the V8 TOPSTER the using dynamics are decisively improved via the special improvement of a 9-position adjustable AC Schnitzer racing suspension. As nicely as decreasing through 35 mm with regards to its remote relation - the same old Z4 - the spring and damper fees were significantly changed toward greater sports activities overall performance. In addition the wheel bearings and front and rear manage arms were replaced.

To counter sideways body roll, AC Schnitzer developed anti-roll kits at the front and rear axles. A similarly suspension spotlight is the aluminium strut brace which optimally prevents torsion in the car the front.

The AC Schnitzer V8 TOPSTER continues contact with the asphalt thru the emblem-new racing rims Type IV. The wearing yet elegant 5-spoke wheels have especially best filigree work. The individual spokes which run superstar-shaped from the pentagonal wheel centre to the polished bed perfectly supplement the avant-garde TOPSTER outfit. But the wheel and tyre aggregate isn't just an aesthetic highlight. With sizes nine.0J x 20" ET 18 with tyres 255/30 R 20 (front) and eleven.0J x 20" offset zero with tyres 305/25 R 20 (rear), the TOPSTER can nook at speeds in any other case reserved for a thoroughbred Touring Car.

Wheels of this size should be accommodated someplace. Just one purpose why the bodywork notably needed to be adapted to the a ways higher needs and widened by means of 13 cm overall.

Even at the beginning glance, the reshaped bonnet of the AC Schnitzer V8 TOPSTER, with its unmissable power bulge and large air outlet, already shows that under it sits a completely effective engine which desires maximum cooling air drift, especially beneath full load.

Also a brand new development is the front skirt which offers the TOPSTER an excellent lower look and drastically improves downforce at the front axle at excessive speeds. Its large air inlet with critical grille ensures additional cooling for the engine and front brakes, and gives the TOPSTER an unmistakable facial expression. Last however now not least, the xenon headlamps integrated into the front skirt ensure that even at night time, the driver has extraordinary visibility.

To don't forget the venting of the V8 engine, the brand new the front facet walls incorporate huge air vents which, with their 3 chrome ribs and integrated flashers, are reminiscent of the deflectors on the AC Schnitzer ACS4.

But now not only on the the front of the automobile must the V8 TOPSTER have good enough air alternate to expand its full capacity. This precept certainly also applies to the rear.
Consequently the hanging side skirts residence air ducts for the rear brakes. The facet skirts, which also supply the TOPSTER an elongated look, form the harmonious transition to the rear facet partitions and the titanic rear. The rear skirt contains not most effective an underfloor wing, however additionally the whole double exhaust device made from stainless-steel.

The in particular advanced roof, with its assisting characteristic, in addition reinforces the body of the V8 TOPSTER. With the TOP, the TOPSTER develops a new, homogeneous frame side line - much like a coupe. The integral rear roof wing at the side of the two-piece rear wing established left and right on the boot, improves the downforce of the entire body.

In the development of the special accent range for the BMW Z4, even the preliminary research of the TOPSTER will be considered. Similarities within the aerodynamic applications available for the BMW Z4 and the V8 TOPSTER are consequently deliberate and technically practical.

The interior of the AC Schnitzer V8 TOPSTER is a aggregate of developments within the AC Schnitzer range available for many BMW fashions, and special one-off merchandise. These consist of the racing bucket seats in leather. The airbag sports steerage wheel, tools lever gaiter and handbrake cover are also provided in Alcantara with orange stitching. Velours foot mats also with orange applications and the leather-based logo spherical off the TOPSTER interior.

A carbon-fibre indoors and chromed cowl for the usual roll-over bar and the aluminium add-ons - comprising the pedal set, foot rests, equipment knob and handbrake take care of - are however additives of the standard AC Schnitzer variety for the Z4.