2006 Acura RDX Prototype

2006 Acura RDX Prototype
2006 Acura RDX Prototype The noticeably predicted Acura RDX Prototype SUV debuted today at the North American International Auto Show. Combining recreation software with sports sedan handling and performance, RDX functions an revolutionary 2.Three-liter 4-cylinder turbocharged engine, Acura's one of a kind Super Handling All-Wheel Drive(TM) (SH-AWD(TM)), and is designed to redefine the access premium SUV phase. This close to-manufacturing prototype provides an strengthen preview of the all-new RDX with a view to move on sale this summer season.

"The RDX Prototype represents the ahead questioning so as to be visible within the subsequent technology of Acura light vehicles," said John Mendel, senior vp, Auto Operations. "It is loaded with leading edge technology and it exemplifies what we call sensible performance: a sporty, highly-priced and functional SUV that has fantastic performance yet is likewise gasoline green."

RDX functions an all-new 2.3-liter i-VTEC(R) 4-cylinder turbocharged engine that generates 240 horsepower and 260 lbs-ft of torque. This is the primary application of compelled induction era in Acura history. The innovative i-VTEC Turbo generation makes use of a variable waft turbocharger, that's exceptional to the RDX, and provides dramatic performance blessings at the same time as keeping superb gas performance. To complement the all-aluminum high-performance engine, the RDX utilizes Acura's guidance wheel-installed paddle shifters to manually operate the five-speed sequential SportShift(TM) computerized transmission.

Acura's Super Handling-AWD system is tuned in particular for the new RDX platform. SH-AWD's state-of-the-art digital controls robotically distribute torque fore and aft, as well as splitting the rear torque left to proper. The end result is dramatically more advantageous managing, traction and stability throughout sporty riding as well as in inclement climate. A sophisticated chassis with fully independent front and rear suspension supplement the SH-AWD. Vehicle Stability Assist (VSA(R)) combines with large disc brakes and ABS to beautify manage.

The RDX is constructed on an all-new worldwide mild truck platform. Reflecting Acura's dedication to safety via innovation, the RDX is geared up with the Advanced Compatibility Engineering(TM) (ACE(TM)) frame shape and extra latest protection functions. The ACE structure facilitates to disperse collision forces over a larger frontal area. The device additionally allows to offer more suitable safety for automobile occupants even as on the same time growing compatibility with other motors in a frontal collision. Front, aspect and facet curtain airbags, further to rollover sensors add a further degree of protection.

The chiseled exterior styling combines with a beneficiant greenhouse to offer exceptional visibility for using in metropolis visitors or on twisty mountain roads. RDX employs a compact upper body with an aggressively raked belt line, sporty wheel flares and a substantial hood that flows down from the windshield to an competitive Acura signature 5-sided grill. Custom 19-inch alloy wheels deliver the RDX Prototype an aggressive stance. Dual exhaust pointers, HID headlights, and a rear spoiler add to the sporty appearance of the car.

Inside, the RDX combines richly appointed materials with a sporty, motive force-orientated cockpit. The center console features an revolutionary garage machine, which permits for hidden and lockable storage of a briefcase or computer laptop. The prototype's interior functions an collection of leading-aspect technologies, consisting of the Acura Navigation System with Voice Recognition(TM), AcuraLink(TM) satellite tv for pc verbal exchange system with real time visitors and HandsFreeLink(TM) wireless telephone interface. A premium Acura/ELS(TM) DVD-Audio device is tuned to deliver rich surround sound to the cabin.

The RDX gives seating for 5 and a versatile rear shipment hatch allows for clean load-in and storage. The 2nd row seats cut up and fold flat into the ground, offering ample shipment area for an energetic, on-the-move way of life.

2005 ABT Audi AS4 Avant

2005 ABT Audi AS4 Avant
2005 ABT Audi AS4 Avant According to Audi, the new A4 Avant is far extra than simply a nice station wagon. Though by using pronouncing this, the auto producer from Ingolstadt for sure did not imply Abt Sportsline's model, the new Abt AS4 Avant confirms this assertion to 100 per cent all the same. But as a be counted of reality there is a lot greater to the model from Kempten than it simply being a pleasing representative of its class. It is an elegant and sporty station wagon which exceptionally convinces with non-public characteristics.

The Abt-engineers have evolved specifically tuned strength improvements for the 1.Nine TDI, the two.Zero TDI and the 3.Zero TDI. Hence the energy of explosive one hundred forty HP inside the 1.9 TDI or even a hundred and seventy HP within the 2.0 TDI is waiting to be freed. After the Abt-power upgrade the pinnacle version three.0 TDI quattro possesses 252 HP and a torque of 505 Nm. This approach a plus of forty eight HP and 55 Nm as compared with the same old version. The Abt-engineers gained this additional strength through editing the motor management. Thus the three.0 TDI Abt-station wagon races from 0 to one hundred km/h in only 7.5 seconds and reaches a top speed of impressing 243 km/h. A strength upgrade to 230 HP for the 2.0T FSI model is currently being advanced.

The greater motor performance is transmitted onto the asphalt through especially tuned suspension kits. The steadily running suspension springs or suspension kit that's adjustable in peak, optimize the station wagon's using dynamics and decrease the frame with the aid of approximately 40 millimetres. All these factors convert the Abt AS4 Avant into a real sports activities automobile.

In accordance with the riding performance, the AS4 Avant optically gives itself in a sporty and fashionable outfit, too. The unique aerodynamic frame elements along with the shapely Abt-front spoiler lip give the station wagon a sporty and marked face. Broad aspect skirts skilfully underline the dynamic layout of the usual model and make the AS4 Avant appear to be a real electricity package deal on the street. The rear end sporting the rear wing demonstrates pure sportiness. The rear skirt with the four-pipe rear muffler bearing the Abt-logo is a real eye catcher. It is first rate that every one components nevertheless appearance noble and fashionable notwithstanding their sporty features.

For the sporty and stylish AS4 Avant Abt Sportsline gives various light alloy wheels from sixteen to 19 inch. The one-piece forged wheels inside the classical five-spoke, 19 inch-design may be prepared with tyres within the size 235/35 R19 of technology companions Dunlop or Continental.

The new Abt AS4 Avant honestly is more than simply a nice station wagon. The elegant aerodynamic body components and its powerful overall performance convert it into a noble sports car.

2006 Acura Advanced Sedan Concept

2006 Acura Advanced Sedan Concept
2006 Acura Advanced Sedan Concept "The Advanced Sedan Concept illustrates Acura's dedication to fashionable layout and cutting-edge style," stated John Mendel, senior vice president, car operations."With our superior layout crew taking a widespread function in shaping future car layout, we will assume upcoming merchandise to mirror this modern, forward-wondering styling."

The Advanced Sedan Concept is the purest expression of superior layout, performance and comfort, highlighted with the aid of its powerful, huge stance and deeply sculpted surfaces. The number one intention of this layout look at become to create a complicated, refined sedan with a mysterious presence.

The concept's beneficiant exterior proportions advise that a big, effective engine lurks under the surface. The outside strains reveal a sheer, sculpted decrease frame contrasted with a taut, architectural cabin. Although extremely-present day in its layout, the concept keeps the conventional silhouette associated with a flagship sedan.

Low to the floor, the concept is anchored via big 22 inch front and 23 inch rear tires that are installed to custom billet-machined, polished aluminum wheels. Powerful brake discs and calipers accessory the wheels and large ducts direct cooling air to the components. Bold wheel arches and flares upload to the idea's muscular appearance.

The smooth, compact cockpit nestles atop the sculpted frame and flows from hood to trunk. For a completely unique panoramic view, the roof is constructed totally of tinted glass that sunglasses the occupants while nonetheless connecting them to the out of doors world.

"We wanted to seize the essence of an ultra expensive sedan but supply it a putting, mysterious presence to create a automobile with a dual character," said Dave Marek, leader designer, Honda R&D Americas, Inc. "The concept echoes this pleasant with its easy outdoors lines, a extensive, stance, high performance cues and key luxurious accents."

The hood is accented with pronounced individual strains that culminate inside the aggressive five-sided grille, which contributes to the sedan's bold presence. The commanding grille is constructed of polished aluminum and functions a reduce crystal Acura brand. The slender headlights additionally double as air intakes and are placed low at the bumper, further enhancing the sedan's already commanding seventy nine.Five inch width.

"The front of the sedan communicates power and luxury," explains Marek. "The reported hood and large grille talk performance, while the jewel-like Acura brand captures the essence of pure luxury."

In the rear, the Advanced Sedan Concept has a flush mounted rear bumper with the high-established prevent lamp incorporated into the middle spoil of the trunk. The jeweledtaillights are pushed to the outer edge of the bumper to further beautify the automobile's extensive and low appearance, whilst incorporated dual exhaust shops supplement the sedan's performance-orientated style.

During the beyond decade, numerous Acura motors were designed and evolved within the U.S. Along with the award winning MDX luxury SUV, the modern TL overall performance luxury sedan and the all-new RDX turbocharged crossover SUV. Acura will keep the expansion of its U.S. Design capabilities with the addition of a dedicated Acura Design Center as a way to open subsequent yr in Torrance, Ca.

2004 AC Schnitzer Mini CooperS

2004 AC Schnitzer Mini CooperS
2004 AC Schnitzer Mini CooperS "Extraordinary", "cheeky", "friendly", "reliable" and "fantastic" are only a few of the adjectives used to describe the maximum emotional small automobile of recent years.

With the advent of the MINI Convertible the range is now entire, and for AC Schnitzer the logical consequence changed into to provide for all MINI models - both Convertible or difficult top - a special accessories variety which leaves nothing to be preferred.

The widespread engine of the MINI Cooper S which way to compressor technology already provides a great a hundred twenty five kW / a hundred and seventy HP, has been given a large improve through the AC Schnitzer engineers who have optimized the compressor ratios and at the same time tailored the Control Unit Program . After the AC Schnitzer treatment, the 1.6 l power plant gives you a stately 142 kW / 193 HP at 7000 rpm . In this guise, the MINI Cooper S by means of AC Schnitzer covers the  0 - a hundred km/h dash in only 7.0 seconds, and has a top pace of 235 km/h .

To enhance reaction , the overall performance improve is obtainable in conjunction with the AC Schnitzer sports activities rear silencer made completely of stainless steel with chromed racing tailpipe trim and the corresponding engine highlights in chrome steel .

For the MINI One D too, we have developed a diesel overall performance upgrade which supplies sixty six kW / 90 HP and takes the most torque to 220 Nm at 2000 rpm .

Naturally conversion to the AC Schnitzer rear silencer is recommended even without the engine upgrades. But the customer faces a hard preference. For each the MINI One and the MINI Cooper there are two editions to be had: a dual exhaust machine with two oval tailpipes in proper/left aggregate or the single oval tailpipe layout .

The 1/3 variant is reserved for the MINI Cooper S: a sports activities tailpipe in centre positioning, inside the design of the AC Schnitzer Racing tailpipe trim.

Whatever variation he chooses, the patron is assured to experience the throaty sound and appealing integration of the exhaust into the rear of the MINI.

Last but not least, for classy enhancement of all MINI fashions (besides the Cooper S) the chromed tailpipe trim with oval give up is to be had.

The AC Schnitzer rear skirt no longer simplest integrates the silencer however at the equal time gives the MINIs (except the MINI One D) a much greater powerful appearance.

Also available for the front is a whole skirt, which thanks to the generously dimensioned front grille with chrome frame offers the MINIs a vivid new facial expression. But the aerodynamic conversion is not just a cultured improvement. Made from excessive nice PU-Rim, it gives improved downforce and is easy for paint and in shape.

The outside application is finished with the aid of the dressmaker stripes and the AC Schnitzer logo "Technology & Design" , available in white or black or, for the Cooper S, with a crimson " S ".

An absolute eyecatcher - for both the exterior and the interior observer - is the 
AC Schnitzer fold and slide roof , which offers a authentic opportunity to the Convertible. With an opening of 710 x 810 mm, it gives a true sparkling air enjoy no matter the "difficult top" layout.

The driving dynamics of all MINI fashions are in addition stepped forward by way of suspension additives which lower the car by way of around 30 mm in conjunction with the AC Schnitzer Type I alloy wheels in 7.5J x 17" with tyres 215/40 R 17 .

For all MINI fashions, a height-adjustable racing suspension is to be had collectively with suspension spring kits for natural lowering. The suspension idea is completed for the Cooper S editions by way of the AC Schnitzer aluminium strut brace for the front which in addition stabilizes the the front quit on tight corners or sudden swerve manoeuvres.

So it's no marvel that the subjective driving impressions are reminiscent of a Go-Kart , mainly on twisty roads or at high speeds. For tyres, we suggest high overall performance tyres by way of Continental and Michelin .

The famous dot on the "i" comes from the indoors components which include e.G. The aluminium pedal units with matching foot rest cowl , the aluminium tools knob and the aluminium handbrake take care of. Last but no longer least, special floor mats are to be had with a 2-color embroidered AC Schnitzer "Technology & Design" brand.

Finally, AC Schnitzer offers tailored solutions in the fields of site visitors telematics and Car Infotainment which may be integrated optimally. 
Naturally all additives are TUV-tested and to be had from your MINI supplier.

2005 Acura TSX

2005 Acura TSX
2005 Acura TSX The TSX sports activities sedan complements the sporty TL and the pricey RL. The TSX is positioned as a stepping stone to those set up nameplates, supplying luxurious sedan buyers with an access factor to the Acura brand.

The front-wheel pressure TSX turned into engineered and appointed to compete with Europe's best sedans inside the sporty near-luxury segment (the European D phase). This section consists of automobiles like the Audi A4 and the BMW 3 Series.

In keeping with its European competitors, the TSX riding person is sharply targeted on the sporty end of the scale. Its double-wishbone front and multi-link rear suspension has sophisticated geometry that allows the TSX corner flat and withstand acceleration elevate and braking dive. In addition, the TSX has P215/50R17 Michelin MXM4 V-rated tires, four-wheel disc brakes, and an excellent arsenal of electronic motive force aids inclusive of Vehicle Stability Assist (VSA) with traction manipulate and an Anti-lock Braking System (ABS). A fantastically subtle power rack-and-pinion steerage gadget affords great street feel that rivals the excellent Europe can offer. The takeaway for the driving force is an ultra-competent entry luxurious sports activities sedan it's immensely a laugh to power.

The unique handling of the TSX flawlessly enhances its 2 hundred-hp 2.Four-liter i-VTEC(TM) four-cylinder engine. It is available with both a 6-pace guide transmission (with a lightweight magnesium case) or a 5-pace SportShift(TM) automated that offers quick and precise equipment modifications. Thanks to its i-VTEC(R) shrewd variable valve timing and raise, the engine gives a wide, useable powerband this is uncommon in a 4-cylinder engine, together with a stirring excessive-rpm energy rush. The TSX engine, with its 7100-rpm redline is sponsored by forty years of Honda international racing revel in in Formula One, CART and Grand Prix motorcycles.

The 60/40-split fold-down rear seat holds three adults with three-factor seatbelts in all positions, and allows easy growth of the beneficiant 13.Zero cu. Ft. Of trunk space. The seat returned can also be locked upright for protection. LATCH child-seat attachment factors enable the attachment of up to two compatible toddler seats quickly and securely in the rear outboard positions.

Creature comforts consist of a dual-quarter climate manage device and a power moonroof with sliding colour. Steering-wheel installed switches manipulate the usual 360-watt Premium Sound System, 6-disc in-sprint CD changer, cruise manage and capabilities of the non-compulsory modern-generation Acura Navigation System with Voice Recognition(TM).

For 2005, the TSX gets numerous improvements along with the addition of XM Satellite Radio, heated door mirrors, a 4-way strength adjustable passenger seat, and new coloration combination - Ebony indoors to be had with the Milano Red outdoors coloration option, illuminated audio and cruise controls on the guidance wheel.

  • + 2.4L 16-valve i-VTEC four-cylinder engine200
  • + 6-velocity guide transmission
  • + 5-pace Sequential SportShift transmission
  • + Drive-with the aid of-twine throttle device
  • + Ultra inflexible unit frame production
  • + 4-wheel double-wishbone suspension
  • + 4-wheel disc brakes with ABS


While the TSX is a finely honed sports sedan, it's also a magnificently cozy five-passenger commuter. Its terrific unit body stiffness, accomplished via the usage of excessive-tensile steel and contemporary pc engineering procedures, makes a really perfect attachment factor for the suspension, and additionally gives a quiet haven for passengers. Attention to aerodynamics has supplied a drag coefficient (Cd) as low as that of some other sedan in the TSX section. The blessings of this aero-success consist of better high-speed balance and an competitive look. 
The indoors of the TSX connotes a sporty feeling, subsidized via the contemporary protection advances together with aspect airbags and side curtain airbags with a larger protecting area than that of the opposition. The racing-stimulated the front seats characteristic said side bolsters that help keep the driving force and front passenger comfortable while cornering. The steerage column is manually adjustable for both telescope and tilt. An eight-manner strength adjustable motive force's seat and, new for 2005, a four-manner adjustable passenger seat comes general on every TSX.

  • + Rigid unit frame structure with sizeable use of excessive-tensile metal
  • + Best in magnificence aerodynamic performance
  • + High Intensity Discharge (HID) headlamps
  • + UV mild-reflecting inexperienced-tinted glass
  • + Scratch-resistant bright metallic Acura doorsill garnishes
  • + Multiplex wiring circuits
  • + Power glass moonroof
  • + Power mirrors with incorporated flip alerts

  • + Double-wishbone the front suspension
  • + Double-wishbone multi-link rear suspension
  • + Front and rear stabilizer bars
  • + Lightweight rear aluminum suspension knuckles
  • + Anti-dive and anti-elevate suspension geometry
  • + Quick-ratio energy rack-and-pinion steering 
  • + 17 x 7-inch alloy wheels
  • + P215/50R17 Michelin MXM4 V-rated all-season excessive performance tires
  • + four-wheel disc brakes with ABS
  • + Vehicle Stability Assist (VSA) with traction control
  • + Extensive NVH measures

  • + Advanced 2.Four-liter DOHC i-VTEC in-line 4-cylinder
  • + 2 hundred horsepower @ 6800 rpm
  • + 166 lbs.-feet. Torque @ 4500 rpm
  • + i-VTEC "wise" Variable Valve Timing and Lift Electronic Control 
  • + Advanced Programmed Fuel Injection (PGM-FI)
  • + Direct ignition machine
  • + Drive-by using-cord throttle control
  • + Dual balance shafts
  • + 6-pace near-ratio manual transmission 
  • + five-velocity Sequential SportShift(R) automatic transmission
  • + a hundred and ten,000-mile track-up interval

2005 ABT Audi AS4

2005 ABT Audi AS4
2005 ABT Audi AS4 There is hardly ever a car that turned into spoken approximately so much this 12 months because it was about the Audi A4: at its debut inside the DTM (German Touring Car Masters) the bestseller clinched the titles within the motive force's, team and brand championship in Europe's maximum popular visiting car series at the beginning go. It's a depend of path that Abt Sportsline units a excessive cost on sportiness, dynamics and amazing design for the street model of the Limousine the corporation from Kempten is providing the result at the Essen Motor Show with the AS4.

The Audi A4 from Ingolstadt became already born with a dynamic line management. Using top class manufactured frame add-on elements, Abt Sportsline is familiar with accentuating this skilful line management. Thus, a marked the front grill and an identical front spoiler lip were developed for the Abt AS4 for an equally pleasant and competitive facial expression. This look continues to the Abt facet skirts and the rear wherein the AS4 is prepared with a rear wing and rear skirt. Beside sportier optics the add-on components also provide an progressed contact stress and so a greater stable avenue keeping.

The driver will respect this, as additionally concerning energy, the engineers have finished their process on the so-known as "volume model" from Ingolstadt. Originally the two.0 TDI engine done one hundred forty HP (103 kW) underneath the bonnet however after the electricity treatment in Kempten a total of a hundred and seventy HP (a hundred twenty five HP) can be measured. The chip tuning perfected by way of Abt Sportsline which enables this leap, furthermore reasons a substantially stepped forward responding behaviour of the power unit. Appropriate sound comes from the Abt rear muffler with 4 chrome end pipes and necessary protection from the Abt sport brake gadget.

The most fulfilling contact to the street surface is an important fact while owning so much strength - Abt Sportsline has  crucial additives: the Abt sport wheel SP1 in noble titanium design and a length of eight.Five x 19 inch in addition to the matching tyres of Dunlop. The tyre manufacturer isn't handiest companion of the champion crew Audi Sport Team Abt Sportsline within the DTM, however also in the tuning business.

The bundle for the Abt AS4 is rounded off by using an Abt shift knob as well as marked logos at the rear and the engine cowl.

2006 Yes Roadster 3.2

2006 Yes Roadster 3.2
2006 Yes Roadster 3.2 The new »YES! Roadster three.2« is the perfect conceptual advancement of the YES! And sticks to its personal concepts: pure riding pleasure.

A effective 3.2-liter-V6-engine with 255 hp produces an uncompromising driving device, one that is effective , vibrant in its overall performance and first rate-charged with pasion. The result is an inheritor honouring its legacy but adopting trendsetting shapes and era. - clearly a progressive evolution!

Compared to its predecesor, the brand new YES! Has grown notably. Larger engines and a longer wheel base have ended in greater over - hang on the the front as well as the rear leading to a more stretched and complete of suspense look of the roadster. The wedge-shaped ascending aspect line and the racy accentuated wings within the front and rear do stay THE striking attributes.

For the »YES! Roadster 3.2 Turbo« the idea was taken one step similarly: an especially evolved rear wing spoiler asures the important down pressure, to convey 355 HP competently onto the stret.

The »YES Roadster 3.2 Turbo« is a riding device that relocates limits. The individual driving it needs to be capable of accelerating 930 kg in three.9 seconds to 100 km/h. Manoeuvring it is a balancing act among dominating and being ruled. The strength is transferred unaltered onto the streets. This is what calls for the Turbo's driver utter awareness. Rewarded with a unique and sensational experience of driving. An experience you'll never overlook.


The interior is the human-device interface. This is where the driving force takes the command, feels the direct contact to the street, navigates and controls the devices.

The high-power aluminium-area-body takes care of the passive safety. Also, motive force and passenger are covered by elective air luggage if important. High-quality materials mixed with chrome and leather programs turn the interior right into a sporty team spirit. Optional gadget and add-ons, for example the cutting-edge multimedia navigation machine and the 3-manner sound machine, offer extensive area for individualisati on.


With variable camshaft settings the famend V6 4 valve engine prepared with 3,189 cm3 of engine displacement - in the evidently aspirated in addition to inside the turbo model - blended with a max. Torque already at 2,001 1/min has truely an easy task with the 890 and 930 kg respectively of the »YES! Roadster 3.2« and »three.2 Turbo«. In doing so, the gas consumpti on is simplest at eight,2 and nine,three litre respectively on one hundred km inside the so referred to as combined gas consumption.


A 6-speed-guide transmission or instead the 5-speed-automated transmission (optional, best Roadster three.2) collectively with a lengthwise build in powertrain deal with the electricity transmission onto the rear wheels. A instead low moving effort and unique, short shifting travels allow rapid and precise gear modifications.

Chassis / axle / guidance

Light double wishbones at the front and rear axle, followed from race use, offer in combination with the adjustable spring and damper elements a excessive responsiveness and unique wheel steerage (optionally available sports suspension). The steering - being adjustable within the vertical and in the longitudal axis - supports this via its fingertip easy handling and direct installation.

Brakes / ABS

Ventilated brake discs on the front axle in addition to on the rear axle offer a most deceleration and a nicely balanced braking strength - additionally during a continuous run. The braking strength is transferred via 4-piston constant callipers onto the brake discs. The pedal pressure is transferred immediately in favour of a superior pedal feel , optionally supported with the aid of a multi-chanel ABS-machine that's immediately derived from racing.

Exhaust system

The exhaust device, including two exhaust pipes made from top notch steel, does not handiest release a effective and person sound via its  form integrated pipe ends however also meets the traumatic emision requirements (Euro 4 in Europe , Lev 1 in the U.S.). Optionally, you could reap a stainless steel-version.

2004 AC Schnitzer Mini

2004 AC Schnitzer Mini
2004 AC Schnitzer Mini "Extraordinary", "cheeky", "pleasant", "reliable" and "incredible" are only some of the adjectives used to describe the most emotional small automobile of new years.

With the creation of the MINI Convertible the range is now entire, and for AC Schnitzer the logical result became to offer for all MINI models - both Convertible or tough top - a special accessories variety which leaves not anything to be desired.

The preferred engine of the MINI Cooper S which thanks to compressor technology already offers a considerable 125 kW / one hundred seventy HP, has been given a good sized increase by using the AC Schnitzer engineers who have optimized the compressor ratios and on the identical time adapted the Control Unit Program. After the AC Schnitzer remedy, the 1.6 l strength plant grants a stately 142 kW / 193 HP at 7000 rpm. In this guise, the MINI Cooper S with the aid of AC Schnitzer covers the zero - one hundred km/h dash in only 7.Zero seconds, and has a pinnacle pace of 235 km/h. 

To enhance response, the performance upgrade is obtainable at the side of the AC Schnitzer sports activities rear silencer made completely of stainless steel with chromed racing tailpipe trim and the corresponding engine highlights in stainless steel.

For the MINI One D too, we've got advanced a diesel overall performance upgrade which can provide sixty six kW / 90 HP and takes the most torque to 220 Nm at 2000 rpm.

Naturally conversion to the AC Schnitzer rear silencer is recommended even without the engine enhancements. But the consumer faces a tough choice. For both the MINI One and the MINI Cooper there are two editions to be had: a dual exhaust system with  oval tailpipes in right/left aggregate or the unmarried oval tailpipe design. 

The 0.33 variant is reserved for the MINI Cooper S: a sports tailpipe in centre positioning, within the layout of the AC Schnitzer Racing tailpipe trim.

Whatever variation he chooses, the purchaser is assured to revel in the throaty sound and attractive integration of the exhaust into the rear of the MINI.

Last however no longer least, for cultured enhancement of all MINI models (besides the Cooper S) the chromed tailpipe trim with oval quit is available.

The AC Schnitzer rear skirt now not only integrates the silencer but on the same time gives the MINIs (except the MINI One D) a far extra effective look. 

Also available for the the front is a complete skirt, which thanks to the generously dimensioned the front grille with chrome frame gives the MINIs a vivid new facial expression. But the aerodynamic conversion is not just an aesthetic development. Made from high first-class PU-Rim, it offers stepped forward downforce and is easy for paint and fit. 

The outside program is completed by means of the fashion designer stripes and the AC Schnitzer logo "Technology & Design", available in white or black or, for the Cooper S, with a purple "S".

An absolute eyecatcher - for each the outside and the indoors observer - is the AC Schnitzer fold and slide roof, which offers a authentic alternative to the Convertible. With an opening of 710 x 810 mm, it presents a true fresh air enjoy regardless of the "tough top" design.

The driving dynamics of all MINI fashions are similarly improved via suspension additives which decrease the vehicle through around 30 mm along side the AC Schnitzer Type I alloy wheels in 7.5J x 17" with tyres 215/40 R 17.

For all MINI models, a height-adjustable racing suspension is to be had collectively with suspension spring kits for natural reducing. The suspension idea is completed for the Cooper S variants via the AC Schnitzer aluminium strut brace for the front which in addition stabilizes the the front cease on tight corners or surprising swerve manoeuvres.

So it is no wonder that the subjective riding impressions are harking back to a Go-Kart, in particular on twisty roads or at excessive speeds. For tyres, we advise excessive performance tyres by means of Continental and Michelin.

The famous dot on the "i" comes from the interior components along with e.G. The aluminium pedal units with matching foot relaxation cover, the aluminium equipment knob and the aluminium handbrake manage. Last but now not least, unique floor mats are to be had with a 2-colour embroidered AC Schnitzer "Technology & Design" brand.

Finally, AC Schnitzer gives tailor-made answers in the fields of site visitors telematics and Car Infotainment which may be included optimally.

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

2004 AC Schnitzer ACS6 6Series E64 Convertible

2004 AC Schnitzer ACS6 6Series E64 Convertible
2004 AC Schnitzer ACS6 6Series E64 Convertible The limitless years of waiting are over. The mythical BMW Coupe is reborn - the brand new 6-collection is here.

In principle, there is no doubt that "the newcomer" is the worth successor to the mythical Coupe from the 80s - the 6-series, with internal reference E63/E64, anyways has the capability of a legend: performance, beauty and dynamics.

Despite - or because of - the exceptional "basis", AC Schnitzer has developed a special add-ons range which perfects the 6-series Coupe and the 6-collection Convertible in all respects. Because all of us know that in the long run, nothing is so correct that it can not be improved.

In the first level of our traits, AC Schnitzer has tailored the alloy and racing rims in Type II , Type III and Type IV design for the 6-series.

As well as various combinations in 19", the pinnacle versions of the Coupe and the Convertible may be equipped with Type IV racing rims in 21". This offers the subsequent wheel/tyre combination: the front nine.0J x 21" offset 14 with tyres 255/30 R 21 and rear 10.0J x 21" offset 23 with tyres 295/25 R 21 . With simply this measure the using dynamics are perceptibly stepped forward. AC Schnitzer recommends high performance tyres from Continental and Michelin .

In addition, the avant-garde AC Schnitzer Type IV 5-spoke wheels with their spokes jogging in a star from the pentagonal wheel centre, and one dish in keeping with spoke , are an wonderful fit for the contemporary timeless layout of the 6-collection. Optional chrome factors may be inserted in the dishes for additonal highlights.

The using houses emerge as even more carrying with the AC Schnitzer sports activities suspension which has passed through substantial checks on each public roads and on the North Loop of the Nurburgring .

As properly as reducing with the aid of round 25 mm, this suspension makes the 6-series sports activities-stiff with most comfort .

Naturally, our engineers and designers running in near collaboration have developed unique 
AC Schnitzer aerodynamic conversions for the Coupe and Convertible, inclusive of a front spoiler within the new wearing layout, sports activities mirrors, facet skirts, rear spoiler and a rear skirt .

The aerodynamic range is completed via the Chromeline Set , which gives similarly chrome highlights if preferred.

Another exquisite spotlight that's flawlessly incorporated within the rear skirt is the twin sports rear silencer device with its 2 chromed tailpipes in Trap-Ment fashion (mixture of trapezium and section). This exhaust system clearly is not simplest an eyecatcher but also optimizes exhaust gasoline drift, ensuring improved reaction and giving the V8 a mainly sonorous "voice." 
Exclusivity is the also keyword inside the cockpit : As nicely as a carbon-fibre interior trim in "Exclusive Design" in silver and an ergonomically designed airbag sports activities guidance wheel, the aluminium accessories , e.G. For the controller of the BMW "i-Drive device" and the pedal set and footrests, offer finishing touches.

2004 ABT Audi AS6

2004 ABT Audi AS6
2004 ABT Audi AS6 Already after the first images, take a look at drives and impressions, one aspect became clean: With the brand new A6 Audi has launched a massive hit. Concurrently to the presentation, Abt Sportsline indicates its thoughts for the brand new figurehead inside the luxury class: More agile, greater dynamic or even more pleasure to power. Following the advertising slogan for the brand new A6 "Imaginative and tasty" - the imagination of the most successful tuner for cars of the Audi and VW brand, even goes a step similarly and offers the newcomer his very personal face.

The purpose of the A6 is clearly described: Being closely connected to its function version, the successful Audi A8 and also organising itself as maximum sportive automobile in its elegance. Equipped with the massive optical bundle of Abt Sportsline, the AS6 already drives at the passing lane. "I am positive that the AS6 will quickly make its manner into the patron's hearts", says coping with director Hans-Jurgen Abt. "For our engineers and architects the automobile with its sportive line is a first elegance version and a real eye catcher with only a few little conversions."

The traditionally wide track with the perfectly suiting design of the SP rims, in addition to the Abt rear skirt inset, emphasize maximum notably the rear layout of the Abt AS6. Four chromed Abt mufflers set a clear signal for the strength capability of this excellent vehicle. The Abt rear spoiler on the boot presents a extra sportive appearance and mainly an elevated down-force which ends up in improved using traits. Just like any body add-on components by using Abt Sportsline it's miles synthetic in pinnacle fine and is seamlessly included in the contours of the standard vehicle.

Though being discreet, the focal point set at the the front spoiler lip is pretty man or woman. This fashion maintains at the facet of the body: Beside facet skirts which underline the dynamical layout from the front to the rear, Abt Sportsline additionally equips the AS6 with Abt game wheels SP1, dimension 8,5x19 or the models A25/A26 size 8,five x 18, every with the classical five-spoke-design. Complete wheel-sets with the brand companions Continental and Dunlop are directly available on the local supplier.

Abt Sportsline additionally achieves greater dynamics and electricity under the bonnet of the AS6: with a sport suspension kit continuously variable in height or a first power improve for the 3 litre-Diesel engine with six cylinders as an example.

With the Abt AS6, Abt Sportsline all over again has managed to give its own thoughts simultaneously to the legitimate presentation of the same old vehicle. Being one of the first tuners to give the auto, certainly is a result of the near cooperation between Ingolstadt and Kempten which exists for many years. The splendid self belief has also been transferred to motor recreation at some stage in the years: With the comeback of Audi into the DTM, Abt Sportsline, as reliable works team, enters with 4 Audi A4 DTM and are the primary to steer the 4 rings to the rostrum.

2005 Acura TL

2005 Acura TL
2005 Acura TL The Acura TL overall performance luxurious sedan changed into brought in 1995 with a second-era version debuting in 1999. For 2004, an all-new completely redesigned TL went on sale with extra power, an collection of leap forward era and an exterior layout that is taut, athletic and powerful. Enthusiast drivers respect the TL for its high dynamic capabilities-the 2005 TL is a real driver's automobile that competes against the high-quality close to-luxury sedans.

For suggestion Acura taken into consideration a design style called "Bauhaus," named for the well-known German layout house of the 1920s that described "shape follows characteristic" design. The TL makes use of crisp, taut lines instead of sweeping curves, satin trim in key areas in place of shiny chrome, and a driver-orientated format makes riding more engaging.


The luxurious vehicle market continues to expand, and the "close to luxurious" and "luxurious SUV" segments inside it are taking part in the most growth. The Acura TL occupies the near luxury section, which accounts for over a third of the posh market as a whole. Although the TL has been a top vendor in this phase, it has currently confronted growing demanding situations from sporty sedans including the BMW 530i, Cadillac CTS and Infiniti G35. Competition also comes from compact close to-luxurious sedans just like the Audi A4, BMW 3 Series and Mercedes-Benz C-magnificence.


The TL's three.2-liter VTEC V-6 features an aluminum-alloy cylinder block and heads, crankshaft and pistons. Combining a 3-rocker VTEC gadget with a high 11.Zero:1 compression ratio and excessive-drift intake and exhaust structures assist the engine produce 270 hp and 238 lbs-toes of torque at 5000 rpm.

The engine meets the hard California Air Resources Board (CARB) LEV-2 ULEV emissions standards for all cars bought in the U.S., and has a music-up interval of one zero five,000 miles. A Maintenance Minder system continuously monitors the automobile's running situations, indicating to the driver whilst protection along with an oil change is needed.

Both a five-speed Sequential SportShift(TM) automated and a near ratio 6-pace manual transmission are available.


The design concept starts with the aid of building the body over a full-size basis-massive wheels and tires located wide, with body overhangs minimized.

Front suspension geometry advanced from the preceding TL Type-S in pursuit of even more roadholding capabilities. Every suspension hyperlink has been set to optimize the geometry to supply advanced journey and dealing with. Using a decrease arm and knuckle, and shortening the inflexible stamped metal upper hands, consequences in extra camber gain, resulting in optimized tire contact patches at some stage in cornering. Both the front and rear suspension have built in "toe" gain when the suspension is in bump, similarly stabilizing the chassis on hard roads and throughout cornering. With cautious suspension tuning, engineers made certain that greater dealing with performance did no longer come at the cost of journey nice or consolation.

Double-wishbone the front suspension and 5-link double wishbone rear suspension, 4-wheel disc brakes, Vehicle Stability Assist (VSA) and Electronic Brake Force Distribution (EBD) are all general. Wider wheels and tires are trendy, and a choice of all-season or excessive-overall performance tires is available at the guide transmission models.

Despite a complete array of technology and the use of insulating materials to promote a quiet and highly-priced cabin, strict manipulate over element weight has saved the automated transmission-prepared TL to simply three,575 kilos.

The list of functions and device carries a number of firsts for the enterprise and for Acura. It is the primary automobile in North America to function an acoustic glass windshield with color band and the primary to offer a widespread DVD-Audio five.1 surround sound gadget.


Acura's lifestyle of augmenting a driving force-orientated layout with luxurious features is fully realized in the TL. LED backlit analog contraptions are positioned to permit the driver on the spot get right of entry to to statistics, while pinnacle high-quality indoors materials and info enhance luxurious. The interior is likewise more spacious and fashionable, and features fashionable perforated leather-trimmed seating.

The TL capabilities the Acura Navigation System with Voice Recognition(TM) with seven million points of hobby for the 48 states. Its trip calculation time is two instances quicker than the preceding technology TL machine and it acknowledges 293 verbal commands. It also gives a big, smooth-to-read eight-inch multi-characteristic contact display display.

Another enhance is the usage of Bluetooth, a wi-fi era it really is achieving enormous use in computers, PDAs and different transportable electronics to enable hands-unfastened telephone functionality in the TL. The Acura HandsFreeLink(TM) phone machine wirelessly hyperlinks to the TL owner's Bluetooth-like minded mobile telephone to enable calls to be made and acquired via the TL's audio and voice recognition systems.

The TL functions a fashionable DVD-A five.1 audio system in North America. The 225-watt Acura/ELS(TM) Premium 8-speaker Surround Sound System with DVD-Audio, DTS(TM) and CD 6-disc Changer, AM/FM Tuner and Dolby(TM) Cassette provides an entire new degree of audio constancy. This DVD-Audio gadget, evolved with Grammy-winning music producer Elliot Scheiner, utilizes six awesome channels (in comparison with  on the everyday premium sound machine) to supply sound resolution 500 instances better than CD. The top rate machine performs preferred CDs, DVD-A discs, and DTS-enabled CDs and carries XM(R) Satellite Radio for over a hundred channels of top rate excellent sound.


The TL has a complicated array of protection features. This includes advanced passive protection technologies and engineered-in coincidence avoidance abilities like four-wheel unbiased suspension, 4-wheel disc brakes, big P235/45R17 tires, Electronic Brake Distribution (EBD), Brake Assist and Vehicle Stability Assist (VSA).

In the event of a collision, the TL unit frame is engineered to disperse collision forces whilst preserving the integrity of the passenger compartment. Front and rear door beams (two in the the front, one inside the rear), big use of lightweight, excessive-electricity metallic within the passenger safety cage, and deformable the front and rear systems, assist the TL target the very best scores within the government SINCAP and NCAP barrier checks. Likewise, at some point of the IIHS offset collision the TL is expected to acquire a "GOOD" rating (the best) in all classes. Other protection features encompass fashionable aspect curtain airbags and adjustable rear outboard head restraints.

2006 Wiesmann Roadster

2006 Wiesmann Roadster
2006 Wiesmann Roadster The Wiesmann-Roadster that is synthetic in view that 1993, has been tailored permanently to the state-of-the-art technical development. It's a dynamic and effective sports vehicle, made for convertible fans, taking its very very own market position, supported with the aid of an ever growing fan network. The Wiesmann logo is mounted.

In succeeding years the Wiesmann-Roadster has been continuously evolved and stored up to date with engineering development. With nearly 500 examples now having been built, a great of end has now been accomplished that is unequalled amongst comparable small-scale manufacturers.

In 2003, at the tenth anniversary of the factory, Wiesmann gave the models a facelift: from the 300th. Roadster, all automobiles leaving the factory had some of optical and technical detail alterations. The classic shape of the automobile frame, which have become very successful and is in particular cherished by means of Wiesmann clients, retained unchanged. Improvements to the indoors and modest changes to the Roadster's external look had been symptoms of the ongoing logical development of the car idea.

Additional options allow the customers to individualise their very own hand-made dream automobile. Individuality is the magic phrase! After all, the customer wishes a automobile this is personally equipped, tailor-made to his desires, crafted to suit him and make him glad and satisfied.

The Wiesmann-Roadster is available with  effective engines:
MF 30 - 170 kW/231 HP - 2,979 cc
MF three - 252 kW/343 HP - three,246 cc

Even although the performance of the generally-fitted engine with three litres and 231 HP (reaching a power-weight ratio of 4.67 kg/HP) is adequate for a sports automobile, this became no longer always enough to fulfil all our customers' desires for engine overall performance. This culminated inside the provide of a in addition engine from the BMW stable, the M engine from the 3-collection.

The driving qualities of the Roadsters with this engine, with its output of 343 HP and 365 Nm (resulting in a electricity-to-weight ratio of the automobile at its empty weight of 1,a hundred and eighty kg of three.44 kg/HP) mixed with a sequential manual 6-speed gearbox are driven to the very peak of driving amusement.

The extension of widespread gadget covers the subsequent new capabilities:

Standard gadget

+ BMW M3-Motor 252 kW/ 343 HP and 365 Nm
+ Dynamics transfer (throttle valve manipulate selectable sporty/ comfortable)
+ New design of the rear mild-clusters and the the front flashers
+ Additional side blinkers within the sills
+ Redesigned door-lock
+ New transfer layout in the valuable console
+ New manage lighting fixtures show
+ New design for the tool panel
+ Interior upgrades with leather-based factors in go-stitch sample

Special device available at a further rate

+ Sequential 6-speed gearbox (SMG II) with turn on the guidance wheel (2 using modes: guide gear-alternate with steering wheel transfer or with the tools stick; automated mode)
+ Drivelogic (6 unique using programmes for comfy riding through to sporty driving)
+ Acceleration assistant (for maximum vehicle acceleration at sports vehicle racing stage)
+ Control light show with tools indicator
+ DSC Dynamic Stability control (guide reduce-out)
+ Modification of the the front lighting gadgets (extra xenon or H7 headlights)
+ Wider wheels (255/30 on nine.5x19" the front, 295/30 on 11x19" rear)

2004 AC Schnitzer ACS6 6Series E63 Coupe

2004 AC Schnitzer ACS6 6Series E63 Coupe
2004 AC Schnitzer ACS6 6Series E63 Coupe The years of ready has ultimately reached an end. The new BMW 6-series Coupe is here.

The question of whether or not the "newcomer" can correctly comply with the mythical coupes of the 70s and 80s surely would not arise, because the 6-series, with internal designation E63, already has the capability of a legend: sports performance, elegance and dynamics.

Despite - or because of - the splendid "Basis", AC Schnitzer is currently developing a unique add-ons range so as to best the 6-collection in all its characteristics. Because in the long run, there is nothing so suitable that it can't be progressed.

In the primary stage of improvement paintings, AC Schnitzer adapted the alloy and racing wheels for the brand new 6-series. The Type III wheels and the new Type IV design are already available today.

As the most size AC Schnitzer genuinely develops a wheel tyre mixture with the new Type IV racing wheel in 21". As nicely as various mixtures in 19" the 6-collection can also deliver the aggregate of 9.0J x 20" on the the front with tyres 245/35 R 20 and on the rear axle 10.0J x 20" with tyres 285/30 R 20. Just this degree perceptibly improves the using dynamics of the 6-collection Coupe. AC Schnitzer recommends excessive overall performance tyres via Continental and Michelin.

In addition, the avant-garde fashion AC Schnitzer Type IV five-spokes, with their megastar sample from the pentagonal wheel centre and dishing for every spoke, are also excellently appropriate to the current, undying layout of the new Coupe.

The sporting overall performance is further more desirable by the AC Schnitzer sports activities suspension that is currently undergoing tests on public roads and on the North Loop of the Nurburgring.
As properly as simply lowering through round 25 mm, we've got made the 6-series Coupe stiffer for extra wearing performance even as preserving most comfort.

Naturally our engineers and architects, working in near collaboration, have developed a unique AC Schnitzer aerodynamic conversion together with front spoiler in a brand new carrying layout, facet skirt inserts, rear spoiler and a rear skirt.
The aerodynamic range is finished with the aid of a Chromeline Set, to offer a few chrome highlights if favored.

A in addition superb spotlight that is flawlessly included into the rear skirt is the double sports rear silencer with its 2 chromed tailpipes in Trap-Ment shape (combination of trapezium and segment). This exhaust machine is of course now not handiest an aesthetically eye-catching however additionally optimises fuel waft, therefore making sure higher response, and offers the V8 a specifically sonorous "voice".

Exclusivity will rapidly be the key word for the cockpit: as well as a carbon fibre indoors trim inside the new "Exclusive Design" in silver and an ergonomically designed airbag sports steering wheel, above all the aluminium accessories, e.G. For the controller of the BMW-particular "i-Drive System", provide the completing touches.

2005 Acura RSX

2005 Acura RSX
2005 Acura RSX Since its debut in 2002, the RSX has carved a solid niche inside the sports activities coupe segment, and with the important "tuner" marketplace. Available in  awesome fashions-the sporty RSX and the excessive-performance RSX Type-S-this sports coupe serves as an crucial factor of access for the brand, introducing younger performance fans to the Acura line-up of precision-crafted overall performance luxurious motors.

The RSX has received an assortment of enterprise awards including being named to Car and Driver's "10 Best" and Ward's 10 Best Engine's lists. With their excessive-performance engines, plentiful luxurious features, superior safety and safety structures, and innovative cockpit and frame designs, the RSX and RSX Type-S have set a bold general of riding pleasure and refinement in the sports coupe segment.

For 2005, tremendous upgrades had been made to both the RSX and RSX Type-S to reset that widespread to a fair better stage. These enhancements had been designed with 3 particular targets in thoughts:

  1. To raise the already ambitious overall performance of the Type-S version with the aid of increasing horsepower and optimizing the 6-velocity manual transmission
  2. To offer greater particular handling and higher ride consolation for both models by way of optimizing the suspension, guidance and braking systems
  3. To highlight the aggressive, yet refined nature of the RSX with improved styling inside and out

The RSX is powered with the aid of a sixteen-valve, DOHC i-VTEC 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine that produces a hundred and sixty horsepower at 6500 rpm and 141 lb-feet. Of torque at 4000 rpm. The RSX capabilities both a 5-velocity manual transmission or an to be had 5-velocity Sequential SportShift computerized transmission.

For 2005, changes to the consumption, exhaust and emissions structures have been made to the Type-S version's 16-valve, DOHC i-VTEC 2.Zero-liter four-cylinder engine to boost power to 210 horsepower at 7800 rpm (up from two hundred hp at 7400 rpm at the previous version) and 143 lb-toes of torque at 7000 rpm (up from 142 lb -toes at 6000 rpm). The Type-S comes completely with a near ratio 6-pace guide transmission. To supplement the engine performance profits, the final gear ratio of this 6-speed guide become diminished by way of eight.6 percent to offer faster acceleration. Single cone carbon synchronizers replace double cone brass synchronizers on 5th and 6th gears to offer a greater direct shift feel and decrease mechanical losses in the transmission.

To meet the demands of cutting-edge discriminating drivers, both RSX models boast a game-tuned suspension device, which has been appreciably retuned for 2005 to make the RSX even more amusing to power. Revised suspension, steerage and braking structures coupled with an increase in the front and rear body pressure bring about even greater responsive managing while at the same time improving experience consolation.

New for 2005, the Type-S model gets fashionable 17-inch alloy wheels (up from sixteen-inch) fitted with Michelin 215/45R17 all-season excessive-performance tires, which offer stronger traction and a more huge look below the wheel wells.

To supplement the revised suspension, the rigidity of the body has been extended front and rear with reinforcements in key regions such as the suspension mounting points. Additional insulation cloth inside the roof and doors reduces street noise, even as a dynamic damper brought to the front subframe reduces engine rocking and vibration transmitted to the cabin from the engine.

Building on its decidedly enthusiast-oriented subject matter, the RSX features a dynamic, "driver-tuned" cockpit that has been freshened for 2005 with the addition of chrome and titanium-appearance accents, upgraded materials during and the front seats which have been redesigned to offer additional guide and comfort.

Exterior styling improvements for 2005 encompass redesigned the front and rear fascias and facet sills on each models, and a brand new deck lid spoiler at the RSX Type-S version, which no longer most effective deliver the auto a sportier, more aggressive look, but enhance its aerodynamics as nicely.


The 2005 RSX is powered by using two versions of an modern, sixteen-valve, DOHC, 2.Zero-liter four-cylinder engine making use of Acura's i-VTEC valve-manage device. The i-VTEC system incorporates VTC (Variable Timing Control) to constantly adjust intake-camshaft section in live performance with Acura's Variable Valve Timing and Lift Electronic Control (VTEC) system-improving overall performance, and gasoline performance, at the same time as lowering emissions across a broad strength band. The RSX makes use of VTC and VTEC on the consumption valves and camshaft even as on the Type-S i-VTEC combines VTC intake phasing with VTEC consumption and exhaust valve manage.

The RSX engine produces a hundred and sixty horsepower at 6500 rpm and 141 lb-ft of torque at 4000 rpm. Thanks to new high overall performance camshafts, larger diameter intake ducting and adjustments to the exhaust machine which include larger diameter exhaust pipes, the 2005 Type-S engine produces a robust 210 horsepower at 7800 rpm (up from two hundred at 7400 rpm) and 143 lb-feet of torque at 7000 rpm (up from 142 lb-ft at 6000 rpm).

Both the RSX and the RSX Type-S meet strict Low Emission Vehicle-II (LEV-II) requirements adopted via the California Air Resources Board (CARB) for 2005.

The 160-horsepower RSX engine drives the front wheels thru a preference of  state-of-the-art transmissions: a smooth-moving, five-velocity guide that gives extremely good control throughout spirited driving, or an non-obligatory 5-pace computerized transmission equipped with Acura's Sequential SportShift system. The SportShift idea first seemed on the Acura NSX wonderful sports activities automobile . The SportShift transmission operates as an automatic or places equipment selection inside the palms of the driving force, just like a manual transmission.

In maintaining with its excessive-performance project, the RSX Type-S is to be had solely with a 6-speed manual transmission. Designed to be extraordinarily compact and lightweight, this 6-speed has additionally been engineered to shift with extremely quick and particular throws. It features a quick-throw clutch with an innovative torsion mechanism that extensively reduces noise. For 2005, the very last gear ratio of this transmission become diminished with the aid of eight.6 percentage to supplement the greater powerful engine and provide superior acceleration. Multiple synchronizers are applied for first rate sense. For 2005, unmarried cone carbon synchronizers update brass double cone synchronizers on fifth and sixth tools for faster reaction and an enhanced shifting feel.


Despite its one zero one.2-inch wheelbase, the RSX provides beneficiant room for both passengers and load-thanks in component to its compact suspension machine and cab-forward layout. With the rear seats up, the cargo area offers sixteen cubic feet of shipment space.

The driving force-oriented cockpit has been freshened for 2005 with new chrome and titanium-appearance accents and upgraded substances at some point of. It features a graceful instrument panel with huge gauges which might be backlit in red for easy night time visibility. Both models characteristic deeply strengthened seats, that have been redesigned for 2005 for increased guide in addition to consolation, and a three-spoke, leather-based-wrapped steering wheel for an unmistakable "driving force's car" sense. Handsome, double knit material with patterned-fabric center inserts is general at the RSX whilst perforated, hand-decided on leather is to be had as an alternative. Perforated leather-based is trendy at the RSX Type-S.


Like all Acura models, the RSX is comprehensively prepared. Standard device includes an Automatic Climate Control gadget with air filtration, a keyless entry and protection machine with anti-robbery engine immobilizer, electricity windows with an "vehicle-up/down" function for the motive force's window, heated power sideview mirrors, and intermittent wipers. In addition, the RSX boastsa wellknown 6-speaker audio gadget with in-sprint CD participant, whilst the RSX Type-S features a fair greater staggering 7-speaker Acura/Bose(R) Music System with 6-disc in-sprint CD changer and cassette player.


For 2005, outdoors styling has been enhanced for a sportier, greater dynamic look. The grille, the front and rear bumpers, side sills, headlights, and hind lights have all been redesigned, constructing at the carrying enchantment of the previous model and making sure the RSX appears as fast as it drives.

Thanks to softly tapered body-facet panels, curved door and quarter-panel glass, and a suspension reduced through 7 mm for 2005, the RSX is the maximum aerodynamic coupe in its class. Coefficient of carry and coefficient of drag are improved in 2005 and the ratio of carry front to rear become advanced for optimum high-velocity stability.

The RSX is available in the following exterior colorations: Taffeta White, Nighthawk Black, Satin Silver Metallic, , Premium White Pearl (Type-S handiest), and Milano Red. Four extra outdoors coloration alternatives introduced for 2005 encompass: Magnesium Metallic, Vivid Blue Pearl, Jade Green Metallic and Blaze Orange Metallic, which update Artic Blue Pearl, Eternal Blue Pearl and Desert Silver Metallic.

2004 ABT Audi AS400

2004 ABT Audi AS400
2004 ABT Audi AS400 In the DTM, the Audi A4 of the Audi Sport Team Abt Sportsline proper from the start is a vehicle which has to be beaten. Now additionally competition on the road could have tough instances: With the new Abt AS400 Abt Sportsline is providing one of the most powerful and different motors in its records. 400 HP (294 kW) potency, simply below 290 km/h pinnacle velocity and an acceleration of in-credible four.7 seconds from zero to a hundred - these are the pure statistics of the Abt AS400 that is ready with a 2,7 litre huge V6-Bi-Turbo-engine.

"With the brand new AS400 we need to and could set new standards inside the field of excessive performance motors", says Managing Director Hans-Jurgen Abt. "The car is a combination of the amazing foundation which Audi has furnished with the standard version and the huge technical understanding of Abt Sportsline whilst tuning and refining this foundation." The Abt AS400 might be released in the marketplace in a small collection of 25 and except its sportive attributes but continues its suitability for each day use as a recreation station wagon.

Incorporated into the design of the new figurehead from Kempten is the entire revel in from many many years within the tuning business. Under the bonnet the two.7 litre V6-Bi-Turbo-engine fulfils its ser-vices supplying a most torque of about 500 Newtonmeter. Via the permanent all-wheel-force Quattro, the focused electricity of 400 HP is transferred to all four wheels that are prepared with 18 inch titanium colored Abt recreation wheels. The recreation brake system and the game suspension package are chargeable for safety and surest manage on every road.

As for all Abt tuning tasks, Christian Abt signs and symptoms himself chargeable for the improvement. For the technical Manager of Abt Sportsline and Audi works driving force in the DTM, the AS400 is the highlight of the yr: "Normally no road vehicle is ideal sufficient for a race tune. However the AS400 is a unique case: With the strength, acceleration and the sportive managing you truely have the sensation qualifying starts any minute. "

The sportiness additionally maintains with the optics. With the front grill, the front spoiler and aspect skirts in addition to rear skirt and rear wing the AS400 is given the unmistakable dynamic handwriting of Abt. The four-pipe stainless steel exhaust system isn't always simplest accountable for the proper sound appropriate to the energy, but proves its Kempten origin whilst trendy from the possibly most customarily seen perspective of the Abt AS400. Inside the line is accompanied with Abt front panels, instrument clusters (speedometer as much as 320 km/h), aluminium pedals and foot rests in addition to further details.

The Abt AS400 is available for ninety four.900,00 Euro (inclusive Value Added Tax) at Abt Sportsline in Kemp-ten or one of the greater than one hundred Abt partners in Germany. And for every person who nonetheless has now not sufficient, Abt Sportsline gives a power upgrade to 450 HP (331 kW). Additionally an Abt recreation brake machine and Abt sport wheels SP1 in 19 inch-size are to be had as optionally available system.

2004 AC Schnitzer ACS5 5Series E61 Touring

2004 AC Schnitzer ACS5 5Series E61 Touring
2004 AC Schnitzer ACS5 5Series E61 Touring Aerodynamic components in carrying, stylish layout, engine tuning for the 530d versions, alloy and racing rims in various sizes and patterns, and numerous interesting add-ons: As sales of the new BMW 5-series Touring begin, AC Schnitzer can already offer a wearing tuning range for the fashionable estate.

Despite - or because of - the first rate "Basis", AC Schnitzer is currently growing a unique accessories range if you want to perfect the 6-series in all its characteristics. Because ultimately, there's not anything so suitable that it cannot be stepped forward.

In the first stage of improvement work, AC Schnitzer adapted the alloy and racing wheels for the new 6-collection. The Type III wheels and the brand new Type IV design are already available these days.

As the maximum length AC Schnitzer without a doubt develops a wheel tyre combination with the brand new
Type IV racing wheel in 21". As properly as various combinations in 19" the 6-series also can bring the aggregate of nine.0J x 20" at the front with tyres 245/35 R 20 and on the rear axle 10.0J x 20" with tyres 285/30 R 20. Just this measure perceptibly improves the driving dynamics of the 6-series Coupe. AC Schnitzer recommends excessive performance tyres by way of Continental and Michelin.

AC Schnitzer improves the arrival of the five-door with nicely-becoming, easily painted aerodynamic components. For the Touring AC Schnitzer already offer a front spoiler which no longer only guarantees a extra putting outfit but also improves downforce at the front axle. The recessed air intakes offer similarly most suitable cooling for the front brakes.

The new BMW is similarly more advantageous by way of aerodynamic sports activities door mirrors and facet skirts - each already to be had.

Still in development are the aerodynamic additives for the rear of the vehicle. These will rapidly include a rear roof spoiler and a rear skirt - for cars with and without trailer coupling - to provide aerodynamic stability.

Individual highlights are set with the Chromeline Set. Ordered as an alternative, this units accents on the the front spoiler, aspect skirts and rear skirt.

The rear skirt makes the new 5-collection Touring look more effective way to the indispensable braced underfloor wing, and harmoniously integrates the solid chrome steel rear silencer with chromed racing tailpipe trim.

As properly as carrying look and sonorous exhaust observe, the AC Schnitzer sports rear silencer mostly ensures an progressed fuel float and premier reaction behaviour. To complete the aesthetic enhancements, a chromed tailpipe trim is a part of the broad range of accessories.

For the BMW 530d Touring - with or without the AC Schnitzer sports activities rear silencer - we are presently growing a performance improve. As the famous 3.Zero l general diesel engine within the complete E60 / E61 series is now being converted by using BMW to the usage of a soot particle filter out, our engineers and designers are currently running on corresponding adaptations.

Despite the elevated energy of the AC Schnitzer ACS5 3.0d Touring, the first-rate riding comfort, moderate gasoline consumption and notable stability certainly stay unchanged.

The suspension idea, already fantastic as trendy, which makes use of pneumatic springs at the rear, is presently being delicate with the aid of our specialists. It will include an AC Schnitzer sports activities suspension such as decreasing by around 30 mm, the racing strut brace for the the front and a special antiroll bar kit, and will in addition improve the driving dynamics and now not least also boom the protection reserves of the five-series Touring. For pure reducing, a suspension spring kit is likewise being advanced. All components are presently present process sizeable tests on the general public roads and at the North Loop of the Nurburgring.

The ideal addition to the sports activities suspension concept and the attractive appearance set of course the AC Schnitzer wheels.

The owner of a BMW five-collection Touring faces a pleasant quandary: To pick out between the one-piece and multipiece versions of the definitely new AC Schnitzer Type IV wheel and the distinct versions of the classic Type II and Type III wheels.

The filigree 5-spoke Type IV wheel within the new Design aesthetically suits the avant-garde appearance of the new 5-series Touring. Technically of route it fulfils the promises of its appearance: the brand new Type IV alloy wheel became developed the use of pinnacle pleasant materials and contemporary production techniques. It is available as a one-piece alloy wheel in 8.5J x 19" or as a multipiece racing rim in 9.0J or 10.0J x 20". We propose high performance tyres by Continental and Michelin as much as most sizes 255/30 R 20 on the the front and 295/25 R 20 on the rear.

Or you might prefer one of the successful Type II or Type III wheel designs which are additionally available in sizes from 8.5J x 18" to 10.0J x 20".

The cockpit of the BMW five-series Touring can already be greater with elegant and sensible add-ons, e.G. An ergonomically shaped airbag sports activities steerage wheel in leather-based or with carbon-fibre trim. A carbon-fibre interior trim in silver extraordinary design for the dashboard and door trims is likewise to be had.
The aluminium cowl for the controller of the BMW-unique "i-Drive device" units the of entirety in every sense.
Last but now not least, aluminium foot rests and pedals, equipment knob or automatic selector lever and finally of route the velours ground mats in AC Schnitzer design complete the entire interior.

In addition, AC Schnitzer offers customised solutions in the fields of site visitors telematics and Car Infotainment for max integration.

Naturally all additives are TUV-examined and available from your BMW provider.