2009 Acura RL

2009 Acura RL
2009 Acura RL The redesigned 2009 Acura RL luxurious sedan made its international debut at the 2008 Chicago Auto Show. Featuring bold, smooth exterior styling, an upgraded indoors, superior technologies and powerful new engine, the Acura RL another time pushes the boundaries of performance, fashion, and luxury. The 2009 Acura RL will go on-sale this spring at Acura dealerships national.

The 2009 Acura RL furthers cutting edge technology with the addition of new excessive-tech items which include AcuraLink® weather, AcuraLink® Traffic Rerouting™, a new Note feature for XM® Radio, Active Sound Control, and Bluetooth® Audio to an already robust listing of features observed at the previous Acura RL. To enhance dealing with, new chassis technology abounds in the drivetrain inside the form of improved Super Handling All-Wheel Drive™, a revised guidance system, upgraded coil springs, higher acting surprise absorbers, large rear stabilizer bar, and greater aggressive wheels and tires. Performance improves with the Acura RL thanks to a brand new, large 3.7-liter V-6 that includes the primary ever SOHC use of VTEC® valvetrain actuation for each the consumption and exhaust valves.

"RL represents the very quality we must offer in terms of engineering, era, overall performance, luxurious and protection", said Dick Colliver, government vice chairman, sales. "It's designed for a new generation of performance-luxury buyers seeking to journey more quick, more efficaciously and more linked to the world around them."

For 2009, the Acura RL can be offered in three extraordinary trim tiers consisting of RL, RL with Technology Package and RL with Technology Package Plus CMBS™. All RL's receive a potent new 3.7-liter V-6 engine, Super Handling All-Wheel Drive™, a Bose® Surround Sound audio system, Bluetooth® HandsFreeLink® connectivity and a GPS-based totally sun-sensing climate manage machine. The Technology Package includes the satellite tv for pc-connected Acura Navigation System with Voice Activation™ with rearview camera, AcuraLink® Real-time traffic, AcuraLink® climate, Traffic Rerouting™, a rear view back-up digital camera, Active Front Lighting System (AFS), ventilated front seats, and a wood/leather-based guidance wheel and shift knob. The pinnacle Acura RL package deal is the Technology Package with CMBS™ which also includes Acura's acclaimed Collision Mitigation Braking System™ (CMBS™), Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC), and true timber tool panel trim.


The innovation constructed into the brand new Acura RL starts offevolved with the maximum effective engine ever presented in an Acura sedan. An all-new three.7-liter V-6 engine develops 300 horsepower and 271 lb-feet of torque thanks to an innovative new VTEC™ valvetrain device for each the intake and exhaust valves, a better compression ratio, along with a unique dual-stage magnesium consumption manifold that enables the consumption to function as a unmarried- or dual-plenum manifold design based totally on engine operating parameters. In addition to developing progressed strength and torque, the Acura RL engine meets hard CARB ULEV-2 emission standards and supplies excellent gas economy. The RL's engine bay appears greater upscale way to a brand new surround panel meeting that reduces visible distractions and focuses attention without delay on the all-new 3.7-liter V-6 engine.

To cope with the better energy of the 3.7-liter engine, a new version of the Sequential SportShift 5-velocity automated transmission is suited for the 2009 Acura RL. Featuring new "smart" F1®-style guidance wheel installed paddle shifters and a brand new immediately-gate
console installed tools selector, the Acura RL driving force now has extra tools manage than ever before.

The RL's acclaimed Super Handling All-Wheel Drive™ (SH-AWD™) machine returns for 2009, but is now faster responding and higher appearing.

There are severa traction advantages of all-wheel drive, but SH-AWD™ does a key function that is not to be had with conventional AWD systems - SH-AWD™ utilizes torque vectoring to increase the rotation pace of an out of doors rear wheel during competitive cornering to help the automobile flip extra successfully even as below power. This "yaw" characteristic reduces the cornering load on the front tires to decrease understeer, to enhance dealing with balance, and to enhance total cornering grip.

Body and Chassis

To further beautify coping with and trip comfort, the brand new Acura RL keeps a completely unbiased suspension device with the front double-wishbone and rear multi-link architecture. For 2009 the Acura RL features better fee coil springs, large diameter stabilizer bars, stiffer subframe mount bushings and progressed layout steerage rack additives. To in addition enhance dealing with and looks, new 18-inch diameter 7-spoke aluminum wheels are matched with extra aggressive tires (replacing the preceding 17-inch wheel/tire providing).

2007 Acura TSX

2007 Acura TSX
2007 Acura TSX The Acura TSX is one of the freshest luxury sedans on the road these days, placing sales information month after month when you consider that its introduction and winning over fans customers and automobile press with its combination of first-rate overall performance, nimble coping with and sporty styling. The TSX maintains to distance itself from the opposition by imparting magnificence-main technology and the today's wellknown protection features, together with a Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) new for 2007 model 12 months.

"The TSX has already in reality hooked up itself as a beacon of consistency for the Acura emblem," said Dick Colliver, executive vice chairman, income. "TSX's specific combination of overall performance, fashion and main edge generation make for a uniquely Acura riding experience, and put it beforehand of the competition."

The 2007 TSX is geared up with a 2.Four liter DOHC i-VTEC(TM) four-cylinder engine, generating 205 horsepower and 164 lb-ft of torque*, giving the TSX engine ordinary performance akin to many 6-cylinder powerplants. The i-VTEC "smart" valve-manage gadget promises better performance throughout a broad strength band, advanced gasoline economic system and decreased exhaust emissions. A direct ignition machine with knock manipulate facilitates optimize strength and gasoline efficiency via making sure a well timed spark in any respect engine speeds.

The TSX engine is prepared with a power-by-twine throttle manage device that removes the need for a mechanical connection among the accelerator pedal and the engine, which constantly adjusts the sensitivity of the accelerator pedal to match modern riding situations. It additionally includes throttle manipulate into the auto's Vehicle Stability Assist(R) (VSA(R)) system, the car's cruise manage feature and modulates the throttle to assist make computerized transmission shifts even smoother.

Platinum-tipped spark plugs and a self-adjusting cam chain assist the TSX run for one hundred,000 miles or extra earlier than requiring a main scheduled track-up.

Since many overall performance fanatics decide on moving gears, the TSX comes with either a close-ratio 6-speed guide transmission or a compact five-velocity Sequential SportShift computerized transmission as widespread system. The light-weight 6-pace gearbox functions brief shift throws and multi-cone synchronizers on all gears for quick, mild transferring movement. The transmission case is made from magnesium alloy, a fabric commonly reserved for racing programs. This case weighs 6.6 kilos less than a similar aluminum unit and is extremely inflexible to damp out noise and vibration.

Along with its wonderful 205 horsepower output, the TSX with manual transmission grants 22 mpg metropolis/30mpg dual carriageway, even as the TSX with automated transmission delivers 22 mpg metropolis/31 mpg toll road. Air-assisted gasoline injectors, an underfloor catalyzer and a high-drift, low-warmth mass exhaust manifold help the TSX gain EPA Tier 2-Bin five,Carb Low Emission Vehicle-2 (LEV-2) emissions repute.

To complement its high-adrenaline powertrain with sports activities vehicle-like coping with, the TSX capabilities an incredibly inflexible unit frame shape and a race-bred, 4-wheel-unbiased double-wishbone the front and multi-link rear suspension. The suspension is tune-tuned to lessen elevate, dive and frame roll and boasts gasoline-pressurized surprise absorbers and massive front and rear stabilizer bars. A quick-ratio, variable energy assist rack-and-pinion guidance gadget affords superb feel and responsiveness and capabilities an anti-kickback valve for decreased kickback on tough roads.

Handling is similarly superior by using a Vehicle Stability Assist(R) (VSA(R)) that works in concert with the braking and power-by-wire throttle structures to provide enhanced manage at some point of acceleration, braking and cornering. This 4-channel machine additionally orchestrates the throttle and each of the car's 4 disc brakes to seamlessly combine traction control, anti-lock braking and stability enhancement for improved driving force manage. The electronically controlled Brake Assist function allows the driver apply full brake strain at some point of twist of fate avoidance conditions.

To provide stability and offer fantastic stopping power, the TSX is equipped with 4-wheel disc brakes with 4-channel ABS, 17-inch alloy wheels and P215/50R17 Michelin all-season high-overall performance tires.

The frame of the TSX offers crisp strains and dynamic curves. In front, styling cues include a signature 5-sided Acura grille, angular side markers and bumper-incorporated fog lamps. In the rear, the taillights slope to satisfy a short, excessive trunk lid, which terminates sharply to help air separate cleanly off the again of the automobile at pinnacle speeds. Stylish 9-spoke alloy wheels finish the TSX's sporty appearance.

The TSX is available in 9 exterior colorings: Premium White Pearl, Alabaster Silver Metallic, Carbon Gray Pearl, Nighthawk Black Pearl, Artic Blue Pearl, Royal Blue Pearl, Glacier Blue Metallic, Deep Green Pearl, and Milano Red.

The five-passenger indoors of the TSX is sporty but subtle with present day LED- illuminated instrumentation and intuitive controls. Like the RL and TL sedans, the TSX comes ready with trendy Bluetooth(R) enabled arms-loose smartphone device. The system, referred to as HandsFreeLink(TM), permits a Bluetooth(R) wireless interface with cellular phones permitting calls to be made and obtained the use of the TSX's voice recognition and audio interfaces. To make a call, drivers push the steering wheel-hooked up HandsFreeLink(TM) button, which connects their phone to the machine. The HandsFreeLink(TM) machine can be programmed to just accept up to 6 distinctive phones and as much as 50 numbers may be stored within the gadget's cellphone book.

The comprehensively equipped TSX features deeply reinforced, perforated leather seating surfaces, dual-region automated climate manage, a power moonroof, energy home windows and door locks and keyless access. The leather-based-wrapped 3-spoke game steering wheel affords a sporty feel, functions wheel-hooked up audio and cruise manipulate as well as voice recognition and HandFreeLink switches.

The TSX comes geared up with a 360-watt Acura Premium Sound System with general XM(R) Satellite Radio and an auxiliary jack located inside the center console for playing MP3 and different virtual music gadgets. The preferred 8-manner electricity adjustable motive force's seat capabilities -position reminiscence, so while the driver enters the automobile with the key fob, the TSX routinely adjusts the driver's seat to their preferred function. In addition, tilt and telescopic guidance wheel lets in the TSX to house a wide range of drivers. A 4-manner adjustable electricity passenger seat will increase passenger comfort and comfort.

The best factory alternative (other than transmission choice) at the TSX is the Acura Navigation System with Voice Recognition (TM). This easy to use navigation machine capabilities a menu of 560 voice commands, an 8-inch display, and a complete destination manual with over 7 million points of hobby along with the Zagat Survey(TM) Restaurant Guide, 3-D images for limited-access highway interchanges such as on and rancid-ramps and flip-by-flip voice guidance. In addition, 1.7 million U.S. Cities and road names may be accessed via the voice reputation system. The navigation machine may be controlled through the steerage wheel-set up voice reputation button or by means of the use of the menu on the touch display.

To ensure right maintenance periods and decrease the variety of carrier visits, the TSX features a Maintenance Minder machine that automatically monitors the vehicle's unique working profile and indicators the driver via the Multi-Information Display whilst positive kinds of ordinary carrier, including oil and filter substitute and tire rotation, are wished.

The TSX is also geared up with preferred dual-level, twin-threshold driving force's and front passenger's airbags, and aspect airbags for the motive force and the front passenger. The passenger's aspect airbag makes use of seven sensors within the seatback and facet bolster to decide the peak and role of the occupant. If the sensors hit upon that a child or small-stature person is leaning into the deployment course of the aspect airbag, the bag will now not installation.

To similarly decorate safety, facet curtain airbags assist shield vehicle occupants from head and neck injuries in the event of a considerable aspect effect. Additionally, the 2007 TSX is now geared up with a Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS).

Like all Acura models, the TSX is included by way of a comprehensive four-12 months/50,000 mile bumper-to-bumper restrained assurance, and a 6-12 months / 70,000 mile powertrain limited guarantee. Additional ownership blessings encompass Acura Total Luxury Care (TLC), which presents free 24-hour roadside help, concierge carrier, and trip routing.

2006 ABT Audi Allroad Quattro

2006 ABT Audi Allroad Quattro
2006 ABT Audi Allroad Quattro The Audi allroad quattro combines several vehicles at the equal time - in particular if it changed into tuned by way of Abt Sportsline.

Thanks to the Bavarians' notable enjoy in motor sports activities the fashionable all-wheel force estate car turns into a true sports vehicle and confirms the "S" in SUV as the Abt engineers were capable of develop diverse power improvements for the Diesel engines bringing about significantly extra energy. Instead of the unique 180 HP (132 kW) the 2.7-litre Turbo Diesel now plays 230 HP (169 kW) and the three.0-litre TDI 272 HP (200 kW) in preference to 233 HP (171 kW). The growth in strength is especially considerable while taking a examine the explosive torque of the "small" Diesel totalling 450 Nm and potent 550 Nm for the three.0 TDI. In evaluation to the unique fashions these values imply an increase of 70 respectively one hundred Nm.

The extra part of sportiness for the allroad harmonizes flawlessly with Abt Sportsline's wheel variety. The Abt wheels SP1 and AR19 are to be had within the size eight.5x19 inch offset 50 with appropriate tyres size 255/forty R19. 15 mm-spacer discs on each aspect whole the sporty appears. In addition, Abt Sportsline additionally offers the 20-inch wheels AR20 (9x20 inch offset 40) which can be a real eye catcher, specifically installed on the SUV with tyres size 265/30 ZR20. In order to spherical off the dynamical styling package for the all-wheel pressure sports vehicle Abt Sportsline has evolved a very dynamical rear spoiler. The wheels, spoiler and motor tuning assure even more driving satisfaction with the various-sided car.

2007 Acura TL Type-S

2007 Acura TL Type-S
2007 Acura TL Type-S For 2007, the Acura TL's outdoors has been updated to decorate its emotional and athletic effect. With the advent of the Type-S, visual cues had been included to distinguish it from different TLs. All the updates had been carried out at the same time as keeping the excessive construct quality, sturdiness and resale price that Acura buyers expect.

The TL become designed to encompass aggressiveness and strength, agility and persistence. Designers started with the stance of the vehicle-how it appears and sits on its suspension. They labored towards a look of poise, with a promise of agility and strength. The evaluation of muscular anxiety and angular traces flows via the sheet metallic, with its long wheelbase, short front and rear overhangs and extensive music setting the tone.

The 2004 TL layout team had been, in part, influenced through "Bauhaus" styling themes. Founded in 1919, Bauhaus changed into the primary and maximum well-known German design house. Bauhaus set a template for European layout with the now-well-known maxim, "Form follows feature." That classic layout common sense meshes nicely with already established Acura design philosophies.

With the updates for 2007, the style should extra accurately be referred to as "Bauhaus with mind-set." Careful interest changed into paid to give the Type-S its own one-of-a-kind or even greater aggressive appearance. Black chrome trim used round the auto is an excellent instance of the difference between the TL and the Type-S.

The design capabilities and modifications encompass:


  • Aggressive the front fascia, a brand new large grille starting, larger "A" mark and honeycomb mesh
  • Redesigned bumper with satin chrome crossbar and horizontal trim
  • New headlight clusters with daytime strolling lighting fixtures (DRL) on innermost lens
  • New car-on and car-off headlights (previously auto-off most effective)
  • Fog lighting repositioned from headlight cluster to lower valance


  • New, split 5-spoke alloy wheels in Blade Silver finish
  • New outside mirrors with incorporated turn signal lighting fixtures


  • New rear bumper layout
  • Redesigned LED taillight clusters
  • New italicized TL logo

Type-S Exclusive Features

  • Black chrome grille trim (satin chrome on TL)
  • Redesigned bumper with black chrome crossbar and horizontal mesh trim
  • Pronounced "splitter" lip on the front valance
  • 10-spoke alloy wheels in Dark Euro Silver
  • Smoked rear aspect marker lighting fixtures
  • Wider, more aggressive aspect sill moldings
  • Exclusive rear bumper with trunk lid spoiler diffuser
  • Redesigned and unique lower valance
  • Large diameter quad exhaust finishers
  • Black chrome taillight trim
  • New Type-S brand


The Acura subculture of interior status and tailor-made characteristic continues with an fashionable and sporty interior for the TL. The instruments and controls are organized to create an intimate and purposeful driver's cockpit that offers a feeling of connection and manipulate. With its higher belt line, the TL has a widespread appearance and sense. Fine indoors substances consisting of leather trimmed seats and actual steel trim combine with close interest to element and finish to present the TL a tangible feeling of elegance. The huge interior has elegant and pretty supportive seating and beneficiant the front and rear headroom.

The lengthy TL general feature listing consists of objects like the first North American utility of a preferred Sound System with 6-disc CD, DVD-Audio, DTS(R) and Dolby(R) Pro Logic(R) II audio machine that takes benefit of the modern technology to supply sound decision it is 500 instances higher than traditional CD audio. XM(R) Satellite radio is also on the usual gadget list, as is a new MP3 player jack inside the center armrest garage bin. The popular Acura HandsFreeLink(TM) gadget lets the driving force dial a Bluetooth(TM)enabled cell smartphone via voice, whilst a brand new, better-resolution Multi-Information Display (MID) shows cell telephone statistics, tracks the auto's maintenance wishes, displays warnings and offers an array of driving force desire settings. The to be had Acura Navigation System with Voice Recognition has a large 8-inch show with a new, redesigned interface and AcuraLink(TM) satellite communique gadget with Real-Time Traffic.

All TLs acquire many updates to their interiors for the 2007 model year. Instrumentation, leather trim, accessory trim and Active Noise Cancellation inside the Type-S are all a part of the driving enjoy of the 2007 TL.

Additionally, there are wonderful styling variations between the TL and Type-S models. In addition to pink ambient lights (in place of the blue on TL models) the Type-S gets carbon fiber trim in vicinity of wooden, paddle shifters on computerized-geared up fashions, more exceedingly reinforced the front seats, chrome steel sport pedals, assessment sewing at the door panels, seats and steering wheel, and an to be had 6-pace guide transmission.


The TL interior has a dynamic and unique appearance, but upholds the longstanding Acura culture of quite useful driving environments. Given the sharp handling agility and energy built into the TL, its interior echoes a clean wearing message. Fine information and rich surface finishes make it clean that the TL has not strayed from its luxury roots. Sweeping aluminum-alloy accents with a new pattern for 2007 wrap around the doorways, go with the flow onto the device panel and dive down the middle console. Wood patterned accents warm the interior in the TL, even as Type-S models have carbon fiber-appearance accents and evaluation sewing at the door panels, seats and guidance wheel, which creates an edgy appearance.

At night, the TL interior is converted via new ambient lights. The TL is bathed in a subtle blue light that coordinates with the instrumentation lights, switchgear, and accent lighting, such as the new footwell lighting fixtures. On the Type-S, pink lighting fixtures replaces the blue, reinforcing its role because the enthusiast model.


The 2007 TL and TL Type-S had been advanced to help defend its occupants with a comprehensive array of safety technology, excessive-grade substances and superior creation techniques.

Weight sensors are integrated inside the front passenger seat to determine the full weight on that seat. If it's far much less than sixty five kilos (as though occupied with the aid of a small infant or vehicle seat) the front airbag will not deploy and a warning message seems on the instrument panel. For the driver, a function sensor within the seat determines how the airbag might be deployed in the event of a frontal collision. If the seat is near its forwardmost role, the the front airbag is designed to install in the twin-stage mode. Otherwise, the airbag deploys in both single or twin-stage mode based at the severity of the collision and seat belt use.

The TL and TL Type-S additionally characteristic adjustable rear outboard head restraints, and general side curtain airbags. These technology, and the use of high-tensile steel in crucial areas and pc-modeled crush zones, help to make sure a excessive stage of passenger protection. The TL exceeded the toughest authorities protection checks with a 5-famous person frontal score further to accomplishing a "GOOD" rating in all categories evaluated during the IIHS frontal offset collision. The TL safety equation even extends to pedestrians with structural factors designed to reduce the likelihood of great injury in a collision.

2005 AC Schnitzer Tension M6 Concept

2005 AC Schnitzer Tension M6 Concept
2005 AC Schnitzer Tension M6 Concept Psychologically, anxiety means excited expectation or apprehension of a proposed occasion that's both specially favored or feared.
Physically, tension describes a pressure inside a resilient body.

Mechanical tension (symbol σ) is the pressure in step with floor unit which acts in an imaginary phase plane via a frame, a fluid or a fuel.

Tension is also the most important tool of playwrights and authors for motivating the viewer and reader to look at and study in addition.

The applicaton of these kinds of special definitions to a single vehicle - regarded from all elements - is demonstrated via AC Schnitzer on the IAA 2005 with the Concept Car:


The basis for the considerable conversion could handiest be one vehicle: the 507 HP BMW M6, which underwent a performance improve as the first improvement degree. Optimising the whole engine management system and becoming a new AC Schnitzer exhaust manifold gadget with special catalyst, sports activities rear silencer with chromed tailpipe trims in proper/left combination in "Sports Trim Design" help the TENSION gain an great 406 kW / 552 HP. The Sports Trim Design may even rapidly be included in the AC Schnitzer sports rear silencer variety solely for the new BMW M motors.

Even greater imposing than the natural engine power is the maximum torque of 540 Nm at 6200 rpm, which pushes the driving force again inside the seat and catapults the TENSION explosively to 100 km/h in only four.Five seconds.

The AC Schnitzer Vmax delimiter manner that the acceleration thrust maintains to 325 km/h earlier than the speedo needle can loosen up - wherein using situations allow.

Conversely of path splendid forces also are vital to carry the TENSION back to a standstill. To gain correct deceleration values, improvement of an AC Schnitzer high performance braking system became important. On the the front axle this takes the uncompromising shape of an eight-pot constant caliper with slotted and vented brake disks in 374 mm diameter and with 36 mm thick brake discs. On the rear axle, a 4-pot constant caliper is used along with the same old brake discs.

For both acceleration and deceleration, it's miles the wheels which are permanently underneath full load in all manoeuvres. To take account first off of the safety element and secondly to fulfil the excessive technical necessities imposed on the new Concept Car by way of our engineers, a completely new wheel had to be advanced.

The result is the AC Schnitzer "Forged Wheel": a lightweight solid wheel with bi-shade finish, i.E. It has a part polished, component painted floor. The cast wheel embodies an obvious contradiction: discount in weight with at the same time the most important feasible diameters and widths.

The TENSION is fitted with wheels length 10.0J x 20" all spherical. The offsets of -12 on the front and -2 at the rear allow tyres of size 285/30 ZR 20 and 325/25 ZR 20 respctively, of kind MICHELIN Pilot Sport 2.

The weight of the front wheel is approx. 10 kg and the rear wheel 10.8 kg. But the AC Schnitzer Forged Wheels aren't reserved solely for the TENSION. From December 2005 this new wheel kind may even enrich the AC Schnitzer variety for the BMW five-series and 6-series.

In motorsport the proper Set Up regularly makes the difference between first and 2nd places, and our engineers placed unique significance on most suitable chassis set-up. In the AC Schnitzer TENSION, riding dynamics are decisively stepped forward via the special development of an adjustable AC Schnitzer racing suspension. As properly as reducing by using 30 mm with regards to its fashionable brother M6, the spring and damper rates have been really modified toward carrying performance.

To counter lateral roll movements the AC Schnitzer antiroll bar kits are fitted to the the front and rear axles. A similarly suspension spotlight is the specifically evolved strut brace in aluminiumcarbon mixture, which perfectly prevents torsion in the automobile the front.

The TENSION body conversion is surely breathtaking, and is absolutely committed to optimising the aerodynamics. A similarly focal factor of the improvement was the development of the air supply and extraction for the electricity plant and braking gadget.

The redesigned bonnet of the AC Schnitzer TENSION famous at the beginning sight - through its striking power bulge and massive air shops - that it conceals an extremely powerful engine which requires maximum bloodless air go with the flow particularly at complete load.

Another absolutely new development is the front skirt which makes the TENSION appearance even lower and similarly increases downforce on the the front axle at excessive speeds. Its large air intake offers extra cooling for the engine and front brakes, and offers the TENSION its unmistakeable visible expression.

To provide additional venting for the V10 engine, large air outlet openings had been furnished inside the new front wings, where the three chromed ribs and LED flashers are reminiscent of a shark's mouth.

Adequate air float is vital for the TENSION to increase its full capacity no longer most effective in the the front of the automobile: this principle naturally additionally applies to the rear.

Consequently air ducts for the rear brakes have been labored into the striking facet skirts; those skirts not simplest give the TENSION a more elongated appearance however additionally make certain a harmonious transition to the massive rear.

The rear skirt comprises no longer handiest the dual exhaust device made totally of chrome steel with chromed Sports Trim tailpipes however also a completely unique underfloor wing construction with diffuser.

The driver of the AC Schnitzer TENSION has the choice of actively changing the automobile aerodynamics to match his desires. This is executed through two interchangeable carbon diffusers which meet the differing needs for downforce on a track or while using on u . S . Roads. The rapid action aluminium catches mean that this conversion may be made effortlessly with the aid of the motive force and the unused diffuser can be carried in a unique holder inside the boot so conversion can be spontaneous.

The identical applies also to the rear wing of the TENSION. This too was designed as a cell option for the music and has its place either within the boot or, the usage of rapid motion catches, at the specially redesigned boot lid.

The boot lid of the TENSION is a actual eyecatcher even without the rear wing. In comparison to the same old automobile, it comes with out vital rear spoiler, giving smoother lines to the car rear.

The frame idea, which makes the TENSION 25 mm wider on every aspect, is complemented by means of the AC Schnitzer sports activities mirrors and the extravagant -color paint in Magic Orange Metallic with Carbon Grey.

The AC Schnitzer engineers are currently making plans to encompass in the range a "softened" version of the TENSION aerodynamic idea for the M6, that is now in improvement.

The indoors of the AC Schnitzer TENSION is a combination of developments from the AC Schnitzer range which can be to be had for plenty BMW models, and unique one-off products. The latter encompass among others the racing seats in leather with AC Schnitzer emblem and the carbon indoors trim in Magic Orange. The 3-spoke airbag sports activities guidance wheel in leather is likewise outfitted. The selector gaiter and handbrake handle are completed in Alcantara with black seams.
The arm rests in the doors and at the centre console are finished in Magic Orange leather-based to suit the paintwork. Velours foot mats with embroidered TENSION logo entire the interior. The aluminium add-ons inclusive of pedal set, foot rests, handbrake cope with and a cowl for the controller of the "i-Drive" system are but a longtime part of the AC Schnitzer range.

The AC Schnitzer TENSION became evolved as a technology platform. This Concept Car inside the equipment stage and form proven here might cost round € 260,000.00. There aren't any plans for collection production.

2005 ABT VW Polo

2005 ABT VW Polo
2005 ABT VW Polo "There is not any need for compromises" is Volkswagen's slogan for the new Polo. Abt Sportsline, the leading tuner for all VW models, has re-interpreted this message and advanced a each sporty in addition to safe tuning programme for the brand new Polo.

Abt Sportsline has created an intensive aero dynamic package for the brand new VW Polo which accentuates its sporty design. The newly designed front grill and front spoiler lip provide the Polo a dynamic and elegant appearance. The rear wing does not handiest make the Polo appearance sportier however also grants multiplied down pressure at the rear axis.

Thanks to Abt Sportsline's game suspension springs, the brand new Polo is made even more secure and sportier particularly. The innovative-operating springs decrease its frame through 35 millimetres. Thus, making the Polo appearance extra vibrant and granting perfect road keeping. However, the optimization of the using dynamics is particularly outstanding. The automobile responds far greater sensitive to steerage sports and is greater agile in dealing with. At the identical time the Abt springs reduce the car's aspect tilt, hence granting additional safety and wearing driving behaviour mainly in fast corners or surprising shifts in direction.

In addition the VW Polo is optically upgraded by using the fashionable and sportive Abt mild alloy wheels kind Z. 17 inch is the most important available size of the one-piece aluminium wheel in the classical five-spoke design. The convex spokes give the wheel a effective and dynamical appearance.

Abt Sportsline's accessories for the new VW Polo do now not best make the car safer but sportier mainly. Before long Abt Sportsline may be presenting in addition merchandise which include power enhancements and sporty add-ons for the Polo.

2007 Acura RDX

2007 Acura RDX
2007 Acura RDX The all-new 2007 Acura RDX Entry Premium SUV, made its production debut on the New York Auto Show. RDX combines Acura's first-ever turbocharged engine with the step forward Super Handling All-Wheel Drive(TM) (SH-AWD(TM)), for sports sedan-like coping with in a SUV package.

"The all-new RDX is an thrilling entry to the Acura mild truck lineup for 2007," stated John Mendel, senior vice chairman, car operations, "The RDX's modern powertrain coupled with SH-AWD gives this SUV with notable gasoline economy and awesome performance."

The RDX is geared toward high-energy urbanites that spend the work week within the confines of the metropolis, and then decompress on the weekends by means of getting away from it all. Regardless of wherein they go, those drivers count on the closing in responsiveness, manage and adaptability.

Built on a new worldwide mild truck platform, the RDX concept changed into first designed in California and then evolved in Japan. Besides featuring precedent-putting engineering capabilities along with Acura's first turbocharged and intercooled engine and the first version of a SH-AWD(TM) gadget to an SUV, the RDX also offers Acura's first preferred 18-inch wheels and tires.

True to form for Acura, the RDX incorporates a category-main array of state-of-the-art electronic technologies which might be seamlessly incorporated to preserve its passengers knowledgeable, entertained and in touch. The RDX also introduces new safety technology based totally on the fundamentals of Acura's "Safety Through Innovation" initiative.

As Acura's first Entry Premium SUV, the RDX become the focal point of the improvement of a unique powertrain that would blend 4-cylinder efficiency and 6-cylinder strength. The best solution got here inside the shape of an modern new variable flow rapid (VFT) that promises an strangely extensive powerband with very little lag in throttle reaction. The RDX is ready with an all-new 2.3-liter DOHC 16-valve in-line four-cylinder engine with i-VTEC valve manage that combines Variable Valve Timing and Lift Electronic Control (VTEC) with Variable Timing Control (VTC). With the variable drift turbo operating in live performance with i-VTEC, the RDX gives you sturdy energy and torque, wonderful gasoline economic system and very low emissions.

Rated output for the RDX engine is 240 horsepower SAE internet* at 6000 rpm. In phrases of torque, the RDX has the highest output of any engine inside the Acura lineup, with 260 lbs.-toes. Of torque SAE net* at 4500 rpm. The RDX is anticipated to go back an EPA-expected 19/24** City/Highway mileage, even as assembly strict CARB LEV-2 ULEV and EPA Tier-2 Bin-5 emissions requirements.

A 5-velocity computerized transmission with Sequential SportShift is popular. The electronically controlled force-through-twine throttle and transmission paintings collectively to execute shifts, resulting in rather brief and clean gear modifications. The transmission can function as a traditional automatic transmission or, on the driver's alternative, may be shifted manually thru steering-wheel-hooked up paddles.

SH-AWD(TM) is trendy in the RDX to maximise available traction even as improving handling balance and responsiveness. SH-AWD(TM) is Acura's patented all-wheel force gadget that distributes the top of the line amount of torque now not most effective among the front and rear axles but additionally among the left and right rear wheels. The device's direct yaw manipulate allows lessen understeer to decorate steering accuracy and upload to total cornering electricity.

Responsive handling is further aided by way of completely independent front and rear suspensions. The MacPherson strut front and trailing arm-type multilink rear structures are tuned for compliant manipulate, and assisted with the front and rear anti-roll bars for flatter cornering. Standard Vehicle Stability Assist (VSA(R)) with traction control further enhances controllability and grip.

The RDX outdoors styling further emphasizes the SUV's sporty athleticism. It has a taut, muscular presence with widespread 18-inch wheels and tires that work collectively with huge wheel arches, aggressively raked body aspects, a steeply raked windscreen and a brief rear overhang. A precise rear hatch, completed with a replaceable panel to reduce the fee of twist of fate restore, allows the rear of the frame to smoothly transition to the rear bumper. This lets in a extra custom look and also eases the act of loading and unloading cargo.

Inside the RDX, the front-seats function a high "eye factor" that offers a assured area of view. The three-passenger rear seat has a 60/forty break up-folding functionality and, when folded flat, appreciably expands the weight place and will increase the cargo quantity to 60.6 cubic feet of storage. There are a couple of interior garage compartments positioned all through the interior, including a huge (and lockable) twin-stage center console located effortlessly among the front seats that could securely accommodate a briefcase.

The RDX features an array of digital capabilities that set it aside from the competition. These include a dual-sector automatic climate manage device, a Multi-Information Display (MID), and LED backlit gauges with progressive illumination. Also general is an outstanding 360-watt 7-speaker Acura Premium Sound System with a multi-layout 6-disc changer, AM/FM tuner, XM(R) Satellite Radio, and the ease of an MP3/auxiliary input jack for without difficulty connecting audio devices inclusive of an iPod.

Just one non-obligatory package is obtainable on the RDX. The Technology Package heightens the RDX's enchantment to era-savvy clients with a number of superior features. The centerpiece is a ten-speaker Acura/ELS Surround(TM) Premium Sound System designed by way of mythical recording engineer Elliott Scheiner. When gambling DVD-Audio discs (DVD-A), this superior 410-watt gadget provides eight discreet audio channels (in preference to the same old two) to create an uncannily correct listening enjoy. With its multi-format 6-disc DVD-A changer, AM/FM tuner and XM(R) Satellite Radio, the device is as versatile as it's far powerful.

The Technology Package also includes numerous information and communications such as HandsFreeLink(TM) and the Acura Navigation machine. HandFreeLink is a wi-fi smartphone interface this is designed to work with many Bluetooth-enabled mobile phones (sold separately). In addition, the AcuraLink(TM) Satellite Communication System with Real Time Traffic allows for two-way communication between Acura and the car, imparting clients with the today's records precise to their car.

The Acura Navigation System with Voice Recognition(TM) can show up to date visitors data including glide, injuries, creation and weather situations on freeways in 31 principal metro areas (wherein available). When the transmission is positioned in opposite, the Navigation display screen shows the photo from a rearview digital camera to make parking less complicated. In addition, the AcuraLink(TM) Satellite Communication System with Real Time Traffic permits for 2-way conversation between Acura and the vehicle, offering clients with the brand new statistics particular to their vehicle.

Technological management also extends to safety engineering. The RDX's Advanced Compatibility Engineering(TM) (ACE(TM)) body shape notably contributes to passenger safety. ACE(TM) distributes collision hundreds thru the body structure, leaving the passenger cabin more intact for stepped forward occupant safety. Specially designed body members make the RDX greater compatible with smaller vehicles inside the occasion of a vehicle-to-vehicle frontal collision. Likewise, a in particular engineered hood and different components help reduce the chances of pedestrian harm within the occasion of a collision with the vehicle.

Inside the RDX is a full complement of passive safety capabilities. Key technology encompass the modern-day technology of dual-degree, dual-threshold airbags for the motive force and front passenger, plus side airbags for the driving force and the front passenger and facet curtain airbags with a rollover sensor for all outboard occupants. Child-seat mounting systems, LATCH (Lower Anchors and Tethers for Children), allow the short and cozy set up of a child seats.

The RDX may be assembled in Marysville, Ohio, at the identical line because the Acura TL sedan. It is the primary Acura light truck to come back from the facility.

Like all Acura fashions, the 2007 RDX is protected via a complete four-year/50,000 mile bumper-to-bumper restricted assurance and a 6-year/70,000 miles powertrain constrained warranty. Additional possession benefits encompass Acura Total Luxury Care (TLC), which presents unfastened 24-hour roadside assistance, concierge provider and journey routing.

2005 AC Schnitzer ACS5 Sport M5 E60

2005 AC Schnitzer ACS5 Sport M5 E60
2005 AC Schnitzer ACS5 Sport M5 E60 The figure "507" has been legendary in BMW history for many years. More exactly on account that 1956, while the designer Albrecht Graf Goertz created an car dream, the BMW 507 Roadster.

Today, almost 50 years later, the figure "507" once more has a magic significance: this time not as a model designation but as the extraordinary HP parent of the brand new BMW V10 engine.

This time the automotive dream is known as "M5" and is not simply one car - it is at least two.
Firstly a secure luxury saloon and secondly an agile sports automobile - the M5 is both. But typically it is constantly precisely what the driver wants, at the rush of a button.

This idea, already exceptional in popular shape, has been perfected by the improvement of the AC Schnitzer special accent range. This supposed additionally that a few components did not want perfecting - this applies in general to the powerful engine. The V10 high overall performance gadget remains unchanged even after the "AC Schnitzer treatment".

Only inside the location of the exhaust machine attached to the engine did AC Schnitzer see room for development. The newly evolved AC Schnitzer double sports activities rear silencer made absolutely from chrome steel and completed with the similarly new chromed tailpipe trims in "Sports Trim" layout, gives the BMW M5 a far more powerful and sonorous voice than its wellknown brother.
At the equal time, the gas flow is optimised and the response behaviour perceptibly advanced.
The "Sports Trim" rear silencer is an exclusive development for the brand new BMW M-series - now not best for the M5 but also for the M6.

The riding dynamics of the BMW M5 are in addition improved through the usage of the AC Schnitzer suspension spring kit. As well as definitely decreasing the car through around 25 mm, which lowers the centre of gravity of the BMW M5, the spring package allows lively cornering inside the M5 with out a lack of using comfort.

In addition, the BMW M5 may be geared up with racing rims and alloy wheels in numerous designs and sizes.
For one-piece monoblock editions, wheels in Type III and IV are available in sizes 8.5J x 19" to nine.5J x 19".
Even more one of a kind are the AC Schnitzer racing rims in Types III and IV, which have been examined in lots of one-of-a-kind sizes from 19" through 20" and inside the pinnacle version even as much as length nine.0J and 10.0J x 21".

One absolute highlight in the AC Schnitzer wheel region is the new "Forged Wheel". This lightweight forged wheel with bi-color finish - i.E. Partially polished, in part lacquered surface achieves an apparent fundamental paradox: discount in weight, and at the identical time most wheel diameter and width.

This masterpiece is completed by the AC Schnitzer engineers and architects in the "Forged Wheel", whose layout - even though unmistakeably associated with the Type IV wheel - is totally unique. The "Forged Wheel" is predicted to be available from December 2005 in sizes 9.0J x 20" and 10.0J x 20" for the BMW M5 and might be equipped with tyres of length 245/35 R 20 or 285/30 R 20 on the rear.

The weight of the front wheel is approx. 10 kg and the rear wheel 10.Eight kg.
For tyres for all wheel variations we endorse excessive overall performance tyres from Continental and Michelin.

Although the advent of the car already becomes greater exceptional by becoming the AC Schnitzer wheels, we also offer aerodynamically green adjustments to the bodywork.

For the M5, a carbon the front splitter has been advanced which can be firmly connected to the front spoiler with chromed aluminium webs. This individual answer now not best gives the sports activities saloon a extra hanging outfit however additionally improves downforce at the front axle.
In addition, the new AC Schnitzer chrome the front grille can be fitted, which evidently meets the excessive air intake necessities of the BMW V10 engine. At the identical time it gives the BMW M5 a hint retro appearance, reminiscent of a legendary "shark's mouth".

Aerodynamic stability is done by means of the rear roof spoiler, the only-piece rear spoiler and the carbon rear diffuser that's incorporated into the rear skirt. The latter also impressively integrates the AC Schnitzer sports activities rear silencer "Sports Trim".
Used in conjunction, all aerodynamic aids ensure better downforce for the BMW M5, so that with the entire AC Schnitzer aerodynamic conversion the automobile is perceptibly extra solid and its appearance harmonises with its carrying performance objectives.

For the interior, a carbon indoors trim is to be had in titanium "Exclusive" finish, a three-spoke sports activities airbag steering wheel or velours foot mats together with the function AC Schnitzer aluminium pedals and footrests or the handbrake handle.
The new layout of an aluminium cover for the controller of the BMW "i-Drive System" within the design of the Type IV wheel units the of entirety.

The whole AC Schnitzer unique accessory range for the BMW M5 is predicted to be to be had from Winter 2005.

2008 Wiesmann GT MF5

2008 Wiesmann GT MF5
2008 Wiesmann GT MF5 Pure strength and dynamism - it is the brand new Wiesmann GT MF5. This sports activities car for the purist, with its traditional design and cutting-edge technology, sets a new all-time excessive standard for the already remarkable performance of Wiesmann sports cars. Equipped with a high-revving BMW V10 handing over 507 hp, it completes the dash from a standstill to a hundred km/h in only 3.9 seconds. With a sensational electricity-to-rate ratio of 2.7 kg/hp and a pinnacle speed of 310 km/h, this Coupé performs for pinnacle honours inside the ideal league for sports activities automobiles. Exclusive using enjoyment is guaranteed with the Wiesmann GT MF5!

"With the MF5 we are primarily addressing the desires of many GT fanatics who want to explicit their individuality via even more strength and sportiness," says Friedhelm Wiesmann, the spokesperson for the control at Wiesmann. His brother, Martin Wiesmann, responsible as director for improvement and production, presentations comparable enthusiasm for the brand new Wiesmann model: "The GT MF5 represents the precise model with which to round off our variety on the top stop, and it is actually the most exciting sports car that Wiesmann has ever provided to the public."

The car's effective exterior styling already hints at the first rate using dynamics that look ahead to the motive force of a Wiesmann GT MF5: the extremely low, crouching frame mixed with the extensive tyres promise power in abundance. The wing and the diffuser provide masses of downforce on the rear suspension, making certain fantastic balance even at excessive speeds. A high-performance suspension gadget has been advanced with a extraordinary deal of effort at the producing plant in Dülmen, supplying extraordinary using entertainment to the motive force of an MF5, however additionally the necessary degree of protection. Energy-absorbing frame zones additionally make contributions to the protection of the Wiesmann GT MF5, together with the rigid aluminium monocoque with integrated side-impact safety, in addition to ABS as widespread along with DSC dynamic balance manipulate. The low usual weight blended with aerodynamic perfection additionally promises an incredibly low emissions figure on this performance category.

The cockpit is geared in all respects to the features of a sports activities automobile. Everything this is necessary for driving and running the automobile is within perfect reach of the motive force. The low seating role, simply beforehand of the rear axle, guarantees that the motive force senses and studies every motion of this riding gadget. Optimum touch with the automobile is guaranteed through the newly advanced sports activities bucket seats with high-quality lateral aid, which may be adapted to the frame contours of motive force and passenger as required. One push of the silver starter button of the Wiesmann GT MF5, just next to the ignition key, and the fun starts offevolved!

  • Front suspension: Double wishbone, anti-roll bar
  • Rear suspension: Double wishbone and trailing link, anti-roll bar
  • Front wheel rims:: 8.Five x 19", BBS RS-GT alloy wheels
  • Rear wheel rims:: 10.0 x 19", BBS RS-GT alloy wheels
  • Tyre dimensions: 245/forty ZR 19 - front / 275/35 ZR 19 - rear
  • Front brakes Dual-piston sliding callipers with perforated composite brake disks 374 diameter x 36 mm
  • Rear brakes Single-piston sliding callipers with perforated composite brake disks 370 diameter x 24 mm

  • Integrated facet impact safety
  • ABS (Antilock Braking System)
  • DSC (Dynamic Stability Control)
  • Height and reach-adjustable protection steering column
  • BMW safety gadget incl. Known electronic immobiliser (EWS lll)
  • Three-factor seat belts
  • Hydraulic energy steering

2005 ABT VW Passat

2005 ABT VW Passat
2005 ABT VW Passat The new VW Passat become designed to turn out to be the most secure Passat ever. With this new luxurious class limousine Volkswagen is sure to set new requirements. The Bavarian enterprise Abt Sportsline which enjoys a long culture is also following this philosophy. The leading tuner for all makes of the VW-organization already has concrete thoughts what the brand new Abt-style VW Passat will seem like.

Before lengthy Abt Sportsline can be presenting a discreet but despite the fact that sporty-looking the front spoiler lip in addition to a rear spoiler for the VW Passat. When building the aerodynamic components, top notch importance changed into connected to creating harmonious optical traits. The end result is a sporty however not obvious look.

Additionally Abt Sportsline might be offering the 5-spoke light alloy wheel SP for the brand new Passat. The one-piece solid aluminium wheel highlights the sporty and stylish appearance of the Abt model.

Moreover, a complete Abt Sportsline suspension kit is currently being evolved. Besides lowering the car, the purpose is to increase driving dynamics, as nicely. When it involves matching paintings, the Abt engineers hold their cognizance on the balance among sportiness and close-to-production everyday comfort.

2005 AC Schnitzer ACS3 3Series E90

2005 AC Schnitzer ACS3 3Series E90
2005 AC Schnitzer ACS3 3Series E90 With the new E90, BMW has brought the next epoch within the successful three-collection . True to the motto "The riding force", the three-collection units the requirements for driving pleasure in a new dimension. To quote the global motoring press in countless street tests within the run-up to the reputable release, a simple system defines the three-collection: 

Comfort + High Quality Engineering + Sports Performance = E90

So the 3-series gives a wonderful foundation for developing an AC Schnitzer ACS3 from an already brilliant BMW.

It is exactly this project which currently faces our engineers and architects. They are running at full pace to broaden a selection which on of entirety will go away not anything to be preferred .

The first project is to expand a performance improve for the two.0d . This will contain a special Control Unit Program and take the electricity of the M47D20 TU popular engine to round 147 kW / two hundred HP .

For all engine variations - without or with overall performance improve - we're developing a sports activities rear silencer crafted from stainless-steel with a purpose to enhance the exhaust gasoline go with the flow . The "chromed" end comes from the Racing tailpipe , with the intention to now not handiest be a part of the silencer but is likewise to be had already for only visual enhancement as a chromed tailpipe trim.

To in addition improve the riding dynamics inside the 3-collection, our engineers are currently operating on a wealth of sports activities suspension components . The first step, already effectively finished, was the implementation of a spring package which lowers the vehicle through round 25 - 30 mm . 
In the following stage, the specifications for the suspension engineers encompass a complete sports activities suspension and antiroll bar kit with racing strut brace for the front. The entire modification will perceptibly enhance the using behaviour of the brand new three-series for more sports overall performance without a vast loss of comfort, and additionally notably growth protection reserves on sudden load changes.

Type II and Type III alloys and racing rims are already available. Wheel/tyre mixtures are viable in numerous sizes from 17" to maximum 19", with 225/35 R 19 at the front and 255/30 R 19 on the rear or optionally 235/35 R 19 all round .

The avant-garde Type IV alloy with its elective chrome elements constitutes a real highlight inside the wheels area and is already available . In 18" or 19" , it effectively connects the 3-series to the asphalt always and transfers the electricity to the street in the greatest way. 

In addition, the modern AC Schnitzer Type IV wheels with their ultramodern look seem custom-made for the cutting-edge 3-series. The maximum tyre size is the same as for Type II and Type III wheels. We endorse excessive overall performance tyres from Continental and Michelin .

The appearance of the brand new 3-collection is stronger by the putting contours of the aerodynamic conversion. Depending on personal taste, the customer has a preference among the sports style version and the Chromeline Design (for the aspect skirts). Both versions are striking with their cutting-edge layout , which emphasises externally the high performance internal engineering. In the sports variant, the side skirts are painted absolutely in frame shade. In the Chromeline version, additional chromed elements are used. 

The BMW E90 is given a pretty specific expression way to the the front spoiler within the new layout. This makes the 3-series look even decrease and on the identical time improves downforce on the front axle. 

Aerodynamic stability is furnished via the rear roof spoiler, the one-piece rear spoiler and the rear skirt with its striking underfloor wing profile . 

The AC Schnitzer aerodynamic variety is completed by the sports activities mirrors. 

For the indoors, a carbon indoors trim in "Exclusive" silver is to be had with matching sports activities airbag steerage wheels . Already we have quite a number aluminium add-ons which includes e.G. Gearknobs, handbrake take care of, pedals, footrests and a cover for the BMW "i-Drive System". Velours footmats whole the range.

2007 Acura MDX

2007 Acura MDX
2007 Acura MDX The authentic Acura(R) MDX(R), comprised of 2001 to 2006 version years, broke new ground within the rising luxury SUV phase. Now, the all-new 2007 MDX takes its predecessor's first-rate traits and appreciably expands them, pushing performance and sophistication within the luxurious SUV section to new ranges. Benchmarked against a number of the great performance SUVs inside the world and tuned at the Nurburgring racetrack in Germany, the brand new MDX in reality establishes itself as a driving force's SUV. Outfitted with Acura's tenacious Super-Handling All-Wheel Drive(TM) (SH-AWD(TM)) system and an available sport bundle with Active Damper System, the MDX yields a mixture of coping with and luxury that is truely on the cutting part.

The 2007 MDX is similarly daring in its styling and thorough in its protection and environmental duties. Included as trendy system is the biggest array of passive protection features in Acura history. The MDX's elegance-main three hundred-hp VTEC(TM) V-6 makes as tons strength as a few aggressive V-8s, but gives you extremely-low emissions and first rate gasoline economic system. Inside the 7-passenger interior, the MDX gives thoughtful luxury and an unequalled variety of superior to be had technologies, which includes the Acura Navigation System and AcuraLink(TM) Satellite Communication System with real-time site visitors and a spectacular 10-speaker Acura/ELS Surround(TM) Premium Sound System.

Altogether, the all-new 2007 MDX embodies Acura's commitment to overall performance, luxurious, great and fashion, collectively with parent business enterprise Honda's global mandate for protection and environmental care. The 2007 MDX is the 6th Acura challenge to be designed and engineered within the United States, which includes the 1997 CL, 1999 TL, 2001 CL, 2001 MDX, and 2004 TL, and numerous award-winning Honda merchandise.


With a displacement of 3.7 liters, the 2007 MDX features Acura's biggest and most powerful V-6 engine. Developing 300 horsepower and 275 lbs.-ft. Of torque, the MDX's output is aggressive with many V-eight engines - with out the gasoline-economic system penalty that some V-8 engines suffer. To widen the powerband and enhance emissions and gas financial system the engine has VTEC(R) (Variable Valve Timing and Lift Electronic Control), a dual-level intake manifold, and an electronic Drive-through-Wire Throttle System(TM). EPA envisioned mileage of 17/22 mpg (City/Highway) and a massive 21-gallon fuel capacity suggest the MDX also has a more cruising range. The MDX is also designed to meet the modern day CARB-Certified LEV-2 ULEV emissions certification.

A five-pace computerized transmission with Sequential SportShift is designed to satisfy the most overall performance-orientated drivers. Tuned at the tough Nurburgring circuit in Germany, the Super Handling All-Wheel Drive(TM) (SH-AWD(TM)) device likewise gives managing precision that units a brand new benchmark for SUVs. SH-AWD(TM) "actively" varies the torque distribution among front and rear axles - then among the left and right rear wheels - to offer the maximum grip under all riding circumstances. Operating seamlessly and mechanically, SH-AWD(TM) overdrives the out of doors rear wheel up to 1.7% quicker than the the front wheels to help the vehicle "rotate" around a corner.


The 2007 MDX units new standards for Acura from styling, engineering, managing and protection standpoints. Its dramatic styling makes use of big surface regions, sweeping curves and decisive angles. Longer, wider and lower (and with a longer wheelbase) than the original MDX, the new dimensions create a more athletic appearance.

The 2007 MDX maintains the same weight because the 2006 MDX, proof of the difficult work that engineers invested to keep mass out of the new automobile regardless of added characteristic content. Contributing to that is massive use of high-electricity steel, in addition to aluminum and magnesium. In addition, the Advanced Compatibility Engineering(TM) (ACE(TM)) unit body shape is supposed to carry new degrees of front crash protection to the MDX.

Befitting its function as Acura's flagship SUV, the MDX is ready with High-Intensity Discharge (HID) low-beam headlights, a dramatic array of Light Emitting Diodes (LEDs) within the tail lamps and middle excessive-set up stoplight, and exterior replicate-mounted flip indicators. The new grille additionally displays a clean look for the MDX. Careful aerodynamic tailoring reduces drag noise and excessive speed dynamic balance.

The 2007 MDX has an all-new chassis to supplement its three hundred-horsepower VTEC(R) V-6 engine and Super Handling All-Wheel Drive(TM) (SH-AWD(TM)). Engineers focused the BMW X5 and Porsche Cayenne while growing the MDX chassis, after which tested and subtle it on the Nurburgring circuit. The Active Damper System, available in the Sport Package, has proprietary absolutely active dampers that adjust to avenue situations on a real-time basis - in much less than five milliseconds (zero.1/2 sec.). The MDX is likewise at domestic off-avenue, where its notable engine torque, responsive suspension, and beneficiant floor clearance enable it to cross-step via difficult terrain with aplomb.

For family activity, the new MDX tows as nicely as it is going. With its 5000-pound towing score, standard trailer pre-wiring, high-capability radiator with twin cooling lovers, ATF cooler and Trailer Stability Assist, the MDX desires best a dealer-established hitch and wiring to tow a enormous trailer.


Acura reinvented the MDX's highly-priced interior for 2007 while including to its enchantment as a "Driver's SUV." The cockpit environment is targeted on the motive force, and functions a host of technologies to make riding simultaneously extra profitable and relaxing. The interior styling and capability perfectly coexist with a driver's cockpit that capabilities a ten-manner electricity seat inclusive of power-adjustable lumbar assist for the driving force, digital tilt and telescoping guidance column, a 2-role custom memory machine, and a Multi-Information Display (MID) that permits get right of entry to to multiple digital functions.

The indoors design is as dynamic and modern-day because the outside, with a "4+3 seating" concept that luxuriously hosts four passengers within the first and second row seats, at the same time as also supplying cozy inns for 3 extra passengers (one within the second row and  in the third row). The front passenger enjoys an eight-manner energy seat in their very own, while anyone on board will recognize the MDX's Tri-Zone computerized climate control machine and new 253-watt, 8-speaker Acura Premium Sound System with multi-format 6-disc in-dash CD, MP3, WMA changer, AM/FM tuner, and XM(R) Satellite Radio. An auxiliary jack for private audio devices is likewise covered. Standard convenience features encompass HomeLink(R), Smart Maintenance, and adaptive and flexible cargo area with six configurations. Included in the to be had Entertainment Package is a energy tailgate, the first on an Acura SUV.

2005 ABT VW Golf GTI

2005 ABT VW Golf GTI
2005 ABT VW Golf GTI According to the classified ads, the brand new Golf GTI is made for men who have been tough guys all along. Abt Sportsline has taken the VW slogan to heart and has transformed the cult item from Wolfsburg into a vehicle for real guys: The talk is about the Abt Sportsline Golf GTI with 230 hp.

The GTI from Kempten is a true sports vehicle, following the original's culture. The outward look of the Abt GTI offers away the name of the game that the version from Kempten isn't an every day GTI. The optics became adapted to the energy with enormous aerodynamic additives. The frame package of the German tuner incorporates a front spoiler lip and carbon lip, a bonnet manufactured from carbon fibre, side skirts in addition to a rear skirt and rear muffler with 4 chrome give up pipes. No need to say that the GTI from Kempten is a toy for hard men handiest.

It turns into even greater apparent whilst taking a examine the electricity dates. Under the muscular frame of the Abt GTI, the staggering power of 230 HP (147 to 169 kW) and 310 Newton metres is waiting to hit the road. The engineers of Abt Sportsline have been able to reap this electricity upgrade of the 2.0 TFSI energy unit with the aid of modifying the motor management. The end result is a plus of 30 HP and 30 Newton metres regarding the same old version. So it's no longer surprising that the pinnacle speed climbs to 241 km/h and the sprint from zero to 100 km/h is controlled in simplest 6.7 seconds.

Beside the optics and powerful performance, the mainly tuned recreation suspension package by way of Abt Sportsline ensures sporty riding satisfaction - on any form of road. For, the peak adjustable suspension kit can also be adjusted in strain and rebound consistent with man or woman requirements and operational location. Beside the body modifications, lowering the automobile of up to 55 millimetres additionally contributes to the sporty look of the Abt GTI, but however mainly the riding dynamics is multiplied incredibly. The sports automobile reacts extra touchy to steerage activities and runs like on rails in tight corners.

The mild alloy wheel SP1 with the aid of Abt Sportsline, which has been offered numerous instances through car magazines, also ensures most fulfilling grip on the roads. The one-piece wheel in classical five-spoke layout within the measurement 8.5x19 inch underlines the sporty optic of Abt GTI and is ready with 225/35 R19 tyres of generation partner Dunlop.

In the interior of the Abt Sportsline Golf GTI the special feeling for information will become apparent: the steerage wheel in addition to the crimson Recaro sport seats and GTI floor mats are marked with the characteristic Abt emblem.

Abt Sportsline based totally in Kempten has modified the cult object Golf GTI into a famous sports activities car with wonderful strength and unmistakeable optics for actual tough guys.

2007 Acura Advanced Sports Car Concept

2007 Acura Advanced Sports Car Concept
2007 Acura Advanced Sports Car Concept The display-preventing Acura "Advanced Sports Car Concept" made its global debut nowadays at the 2007 North American International Auto Show. The dynamically styled concept gives a preview of the layout course for the successor to the Acura NSX.

Created to take distinctive sports activities automobile styling to a new stage, the idea is designed to include a effective the front-hooked up, V-10 engine and a new high-performance, rear-wheel-power primarily based model of Acura's distinct Super Handling All-Wheel Drive(TM) (SH-AWD(TM)).

"The Acura logo will usually be a home for those who love to force," stated Takeo Fukui, president & CEO of Honda Motor Co., Ltd. "As we develop in the direction of constructing a automobile like this, I can let you know it's going to feature advanced generation matching our passion for performance."

The concept's outside demonstrates a dynamic fusion of superior era and emotion. The lengthy, reported hood capabilities deeply sculpted lines and embossed air vents, both of which trace at the effective engine beneath. The outdoors lines run the period of the body, creating a ribbon-like impact from the the front headlights to the rear wheel arches, evoking a feeling of motion and strength.

Although modern in its look, the Advanced Sports Car Concept retains the diffused cues related to its predecessor, the NSX. The concept's slim, LED headlights are driven extensive and designed to imitate the pop-up headlights found on the primary generation NSX. Other styling pointers include a modern-day take on wraparound rear hind lights and the all black cockpit.

"Our goal changed into to design an distinctive sports automobile that gracefully combines advanced era and strong emotion," stated Jon Ikeda, fundamental dressmaker, Acura Design Center. "The technical, machined surfaces and eager-edge layout are balanced with sweeping curves and dramatic lines, all of which results in the ultimate unique sports vehicle."

Wide and coffee to the floor with a 108.8 inch wheelbase, the concept is anchored by means of grippy 19 inch the front and 20 inch rear overall performance tires which might be hooked up to custom billet-machined, polished aluminum wheels. Powerful, ventilated carbon ceramic brake discs and 8-piston calipers accent the wheels. Bold wheel arches and flares add to the idea's aggressive look.

The low slung cabin is constructed completely of tinted glass and sits flush against the body. Door handles are also flush mounted, permitting the sports car to maintain a clean and aerodynamic look. The Advanced Sports Car Concept capabilities a carbon fiber underbody and the rear is completed with competitive quad exhaust pipes and incorporated rear diffusers, similarly communicating its excessive performance capability.

The Advanced Sports Car Concept became designed with the aid of the Acura's Los Angeles-primarily based layout team a good way to be based totally at the brand new Acura Design Center, commencing this summer time.

2005 AC Schnitzer ACS1 1Series E87

2005 AC Schnitzer ACS1 1Series E87
2005 AC Schnitzer ACS1 1Series E87 With the launch of the brand new 1-series, BMW has entered the strongly contested "compact class" automobile class for the first time, and provides a automobile that has jumped to the top of its class even earlier than income begin.

This posed a fair extra undertaking to the AC Schnitzer engineers: to increase a unique add-ons variety which takes the "delight precept" to a fair better stage.

For the 1.8d and the 2.0d versions of the BMW 1-series, AC Schnitzer diesel overall performance enhancements are already in development, taking the strength - depending on engine version - up by using around 25 - 30 HP. Despite the stronger energy plant, the high running consolation, mild fuel consumption and exquisite balance of course remain unchanged.

With or without the overall performance improve, we recommend our newly developed AC Schnitzer sports rear silencer of V2A unique steel with chromed Racing tailpipe trim which guarantees improved fuel go with the flow .

Faster and extra specific tools changes boom the adrenaline surge and enhance automobile acceleration. So we've got tailored the AC Schnitzer Short Shift for the BMW 1-series with guide transmission.

There are already a wealth of AC Schnitzer alloys and racing rims available for the BMW 
1 series in Type II , Type III and Type IV designs.

As well as various combos in 17" and 18", the 1-collection - known internally as E87 - may be geared up with 19" alloy or racing rims which take tyres of length 235/35 R 19 all spherical. This modification on my own perceptibly improves the using dynamics . AC Schnitzer recommends excessive overall performance tyres from Continental and Michelin .

In addition, the maximum elegant wheel layout is the avant-garde AC Schnitzer Type IV five-spoke wheel with its superstar-shaped wheel centre going for walks out pentagonally and unmarried dish in step with spoke , that's an first-rate healthy for the contemporary layout of the 1-collection. Chrome factors may be inserted optionally in the dishes, putting more highlights.

The driving behaviour of the 1 collection becomes even more secure and more dynamic with the 
AC Schnitzer sports activities suspension , which is currently present process exams on public roads and at the North Loop of the Nurburgring .

As properly as reducing with the aid of 30 mm - already available - the suspension idea is finished with the aid of a Racing Aluminium strut brace for the the front axle and a special antiroll bar kit .

The high technical standards we apply to our merchandise are also obvious inside the bodywork of the AC Schnitzer ACS1. It changed into a specific mission to select up the new styling language of the BMW 1 collection, hold and subtly enhance the traces without performing obvious.

The end result is a tailor-made kit for the E87 which fulfils all these attributes. The the front component is enhanced through an interesting new front spoiler layout in a brand-new look that's attached to the standard front skirt and ensures better downforce.

The harmonious link among the front and rear is created by way of the AC Schnitzer facet skirts and rear roof wing with elective aluminium struts which set completely new accents. The layout is finished with the aid of the new AC Schnitzer rear skirt spoiler which no longer handiest harmoniously integrates the sports silencer into the rear but also gives the automobile a greater powerful look. A Chromeline set is to be had as an choice which units highlights at the the front spoiler and aspect skirts . 

Exclusivity additionally predominates in the cockpit : as well as the carbon interior trim in silver or anthracite, and the ergonomically formed sports activities airbag guidance wheels, the very last touch is given via the aluminium accessories e.G. For the controller of the BMW-particular "i-Drive" gadget, the pedal set and footrests, one-of-a-kind gear knobs or handbrake handles . Last but not least, velours footmats are available with the AC Schnitzer Logo.