Monthly Archives: March 2015

BMW officially launches its first rechargeable hybrid car, “BMW X5 xDrive 40e”

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BMW officially launched its new hybrid car X5 xDrive40e.it’s a production version of the X5 xDrive trial version that we’ve seen at the Frankfurt International Motor Show in 2013.

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This hybrid car is equipped with 4-cylinder 2-liter turbo engine combined with an electric engine connected to a 9 kW / h battery of lithium ions in addition to the automatic gearbox with Steptronic 8 ratios.

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As for the 4 cylinder engine, it generates 245 horsepower and 350 Nm of torque, while the electric engine generates 113 horsepower and 250 Nm of torque which makes a total of 313 horsepower and 450 Nm of torque. This versatile sports car kicks off from 0 to 100 km / h in 6.8 seconds before reaching a top speed of 210 km / h.

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X5 xDrive40e can reach a speed of 120 km / h when it strolls on electrical energy and a range of up 31 before the battery discharges, as for fuel consumption it varies between 4/3 and 3/3 liters per 100 km.bmw-x5-xdrive40e-rear-three-quarter-plug-in

The batteries are settled on the trunk floor which offers 500-1720 liters; the batteries are rechargeable on sector but also via a complete solution BMW 360 Electric with “iWallbox” wall outlet.

20 amazing cars in Los Angeles International Auto Show 2015

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Many famous auto companies from all over the world showcased the latest ideas and designs of impressive cars to the audience of Southern California in Los Angeles international Auto Show.

Most of the existing models in Los Angeles gallery were as a simple vision of the future of the automotive industry, but there have been some ready-to-production cars, which also were presented in order to give the public the opportunity to learn what is coming to the selling cars shows soon.

1-Maserati Alfieri

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Maserati Alfieri model first appeared earlier this year in the Geneva Motor Show; this attractive sports car that generates 460 hp was created to celebrate the 100anniversary of the establishing of this prestigious Italian company. The first copy of this tremendous car is expected to be show up in the markets soon.

2-Chevrolet Chaparral 2X Vision Gran Turismo

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Chevrolet Company dazzled visitors in Los Angeles International Auto Show with its future superstar Chaparral 2X Vision Gran Turismo which is allocated for the famous game Gran Turismo 6.

What distinguishes this car is that it is working on advanced laser energy and associated batteries with lithium-ion generating 900 horsepower which allows this future car to run from the stability up to 100 km / h in 1.7 seconds reaching a maximum speed of 280 km / h .

3-Infiniti  Q80

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Infiniti Q80 arrived to the Paris Motor Show earlier this year to dazzle every one of its beauty, it appears for the first time in North America. The elegance and smoothness of the model may be a hint about the future designs that the Japanese company will follow in the next car.

4-Audi Prologue

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Audi Prologue model made controversy and attracted attention. Audi company has stated that the  car coupe design  is what will be adopted at the next-making models in the future.

5-Fisker/Galpin Rocket

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Famous designer “Henrik Fisker” tried to return to the scene in Los Angeles gallery after the failure of his experience with Tesla Motor Company. This designer, who has already designed great cars like the Aston Martin DBS and the Fisker Karma, launched his new car Rocket in cooperation with the Galpin Motors company.It is a stunning sports car designed of carbon fiber.

6-Lexus LF-C2

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LF-C2 model was displayed in this exhibition by The Japanese Company’s for luxury cars Lexus.The design of this model was the same one followed in the open version of the RC coupe model.

7-Scion iM

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The Japanese car company ” Toyota Scion” has unveiled its new hatchback model iM, designed with four doors and a sporty fabulous and brilliant appearance.

8-1 BMW X5M 

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8-2 BMW X6M

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On the other side, the well-known German company BMW launched in this exhibition two SUV’s cars with an unprecedented performance and high-quality designs. The two cars are X5M and X6M.

9-Audi R8

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Audi Company demonstrated the new R8 version, which is considered among the most strength models in performance at all.

10-Acura ILX

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Acura‘s Company which is considered as a branch of the luxury Japanese Honda company presented its updated copy of the sports car sedan ILX. Many hopes are pinned on this updated version to revive its old fashioned model, known as Acura Integra .

11-Ford Shelby GT350

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As for the American presence in this show, Ford Motor Company showcased its new car Shelby GT350 in honor of the departed legendary racer “Carroll Shelby”.

12-Saleen 416

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The American car company Saleen is Known of its production of hypersonic  sports cars.In Los Angeles this year, this company astonished everyone by its  new car “saleen 416, which is considered as an updated version of the other American Model Tesla S.

13-Jaguar F-Type

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The most beautiful car in the world Jaguar F-Type has been launched in this show, and it’s decided to contain SUV system in its new version.

14-Cadillac ATS-V coupe

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In order to compete with the German and Japanese companies, the American Cadillac company is seeking to reach the top out of the New ATS-V model. This car will strengthen its position in the historic competition waged by Cadillac cars against the third and fourth category of BMW (BMW 3/4-Series).

15-Porsche Panamera

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Porsche Company has launched several models in this year’s show; the first one was Panamera which is considered as the most expensive sedans in the company’s history because it attains a price of 263 thousand $.

16-Porsche 911 GTS

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Porsche 911 GTS is the second Porsche model for this year, it is characterized by its exceptional performance and stunning appearance.

17-Porsche Cayenne GTS

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Cayenne GTS the third model has added a creative glossy to a variety of high-quality Porsche cars known of unparalleled performance and numerous specifications.

18-Lincoln MKX

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Lincoln Company reinforced the American presence in the show through its new model “MKX”. The modern design of this luxury SUV’s car is expected to be adopted as a start of a new generation of this glittering SUV.

19-Mercedes-Benz Maybach S600

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Of course, the world of luxury will not be perfect without the presence of Mercedes. This German Company marked its presence by offering a new face of known Maybach model which was represented by the new Maybach S600 characterized by its infinite luxury .

20-Bentley Grand Convertible

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And last but not least, the British company Bentley showcased its new car “Grand Convertible” which is considered as the major rival car to Rolls-Royce Phantom. Bentley Grand Convertible is distinguished by its classic luxurious quality, and it has been the coolest convertibles in the show this year.

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