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Audi S5 Performance

Audi S5 a handsome car

The Audi S5 is the spiritual successor to the quattro of the 1980s. The rapid, svelte two-door coupe is a handsome beast that cuts quite a dash on the road.

Power
It shares its 4.2-litre V8 engine with the Audi S4 , although the Five sees power increased by a useful 16bhp to 349bhp. That means a 0-62mph time of 5.1 seconds and a top speed limited to 155mph.

Space
There?s Audi A4 levels of space in the front, but space in the rear is limited, although this is predicable given its coupe configuration. And there?s a 455 litre boot, which is just five litres smaller than that of the BMW 3 Series Touring.

Running Cost
Running costs aren?t far off the faster BMW M3, which although costs ?10,000 more new, matches the Audi S5 for fuel consumption (22.8mpg) and is rated just one insurance group higher. And there?s nothing to split them on road tax either ? the S5?s CO2 emissions of 288g/km are lower than the M3?s 295g/km, but its really academic as they both fall into tax band F, which costs ?400 a year.

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2008 Saturn Vue: Inspired By Opel

General Motors? Saturn division is hard at work on building a replacement for its small SUV, the Saturn VUE. Currently based strictly on U.S. technology, the 2008 VUE is expected to be heavily based on Opel technology: Opel is General Motors? principal European brand. This is good news for those who were concerned that GM would ditch the Saturn VUE. Instead, the SUV will get new life and additional support via its new relationship with Opel. While it is too early to know all the details about the upcoming Saturn VUE makeover, there are some things we do know about this revamped model.

Ever since Saturn released the first ?S Series? models back in 1990, the company has struggled to maintain a unique identity. Neglected by parent GM, the upstart Saturn brand had to wait nearly a decade before additional vehicles were added to its line including the Saturn VUE SUV. Along with the ?L Series? midsize cars, the three vehicle lines [ION having replace the S Series] fully comprised the Saturn line for several years. Unfortunately, none of the three models were stand out performers, so the brand suffered accordingly.

With the demise of Oldsmobile has come new life for Saturn. Now a fully integrated GM division, Saturn is getting additional vehicles to help beef up its line up. Drawing upon its highly regarded dealer network and high consumer satisfaction scores, Saturn is being quickly remade into a European style division. Saturn has Opel to thank for that.

Along with the coming Aura midsize sedan which is heavily based on an Opel design, the Saturn VUE will be based upon the Opel Antera GTC. An Antera concept has been making the rounds of auto shows across Europe and what we know about the Antera points to what we can expect to see with the VUE.

The Antera is slightly smaller in size than the current Saturn VUE; although the Antera reportedly will have only two doors, the Saturn VUE model will get four doors. Both vehicles are closer in size to the current Toyota RAV4 and Honda CR-V models, their chief competitors. This smaller size also permits Saturn to introduce a slightly larger 7 passenger SUV next year, the Outlook.

The 2008 Saturn VUE will feature both four and six cylinder gas powered engines. Expect both AWD and RWD to be offered. The Antera?s front end will be redone to mesh with the current Saturn look. Beyond that, the VUE will likely incorporate current GM technology with upgraded safety and performance features included. A base price of around $20,000 for the FWD model is likely with fully loaded AWD versions retailing for as high as $30K.

The 2008 Saturn VUE will be built in Spring Hill, TN home of the original Saturn plant. Along with the Outlook, the Aura, the SKY roadster, the RELAY crossover, and the ION compact, new life is being breathed into Saturn thanks to Opel. This is good news for Saturn fans that have loyally supported the automaker since its inception more than 15 years ago.

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Evo Handling Vs Engine Power Of Subaru

When it comes to the rally world, Subaru and Mitsubishi are two names that won’t let themselves get ignored. And they weren’t not ignored, what they did is they grabbed the attention of many car enthusiasts. Their respective designs is not the one that dazzles them, it is the speed. STI by Subaru and EVO by Mitsubishi are the cars that named the tight competition between the two. With everything that is applied on this two, one would find it hard to determine which one is better. It will be very hard, even for experts, to know which one has the edge and which one will be left behind if ever they will meet on the road.

As many reviews said, you can’t declare STI as the winner if you haven’t drive the EVO and vice versa. The only thing that will distinguish one from the other is when one is drove by a professional and the other one is drove by a baby.

Some say that Mitsubishi’s EVO is the greatest. EVO has a steering ratio of 13.0:1 while the Subaru only has 15.2:1. As the numbers show, the previous one appears to be quicker. But the battle does not end there, there are more features that differentiate the two. If chassis is EVO’s best attribute, STI takes the credit when it comes to the drivetrain. The cars has more power and torque on tap and more aggressive gearbox. It is hard to find a drivetrain whose priority is to go quickly than any other road car, but STI has it. The car offers a power delivery with rally car handling. When you grind the pedal to the corner exits, the STI turns into a Subaru-powered Camaro. The transitions from understeer to oversteer rapidly with the active center diff doing much of the work in deciding where the power goes. But still, STI is less adjustable than the Mitsubishi’s EVO.

When it comes to driving, the responses in EVO is more natural, easier to control and more rewarding. On the other hand, STI is less receptive to mid-corner adjustments from the brakes or the throttle. Braking is awarded to EVO. Since STI is producing an inconsistent pedal feel, it is disheartening to step on it. EVO’s braking system provides a relentless stopping power, slowing it time and time again to match the cornering speed.

On the engine, it looks like STI has it. With a 295bhp 2.5 litre turbocharged flat four cylinder engine, it will surely left behind EVO’s 2.0 litre turbo with a power of 276bhp. Subaru appears to be the stronger performer because of its more low-down punch and a wave of power all the way up to 8,000rpm red line.

Even though their advantages were mentioned, it is still not clear which one is superior. Power, precision, sharpness and acceleration makes the judgment seismic. We can choose the STI for now, but it can be the EVO in few weeks or months, and the cycle will go on. Because until now, both manufacturers keep on developing their own cars to get the supremacy in rally cars. And this benefits us largely. Their competition is our gain.

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The Future Of Bugatti

The future of Bugatti, maker of the worlds fastest, most expensive car and subsidiary of Volkswagen, Europe?s largest carmaker and manufacturer of quality VW car accessories such as VW cargo mat—has become uncertain with the resignation of its president, Thomas Bscher.

Thomas Bscher is a wealthy German banker who brought the extraordinary Bugatti Veyron to the market. He was also a former GT racing champion and owner of a McLaren F1, the predecessor of Veyron as the world?s fastest car has given Bscher the credibility that he needs for his project. His contacts and reputation were responsible for many of the 145 sales so far, at a pretax price of ?1.2m (?800,000).

The revival of the popular prewar Bugatti marque was the idea of Ferdinand Piech who was then the Chief Executive of Volkswagen. Meeting the request of the Volkswagen CEO to enable the 8-liter turbocharged engine to rev up 1,000bhp and obtain a top speed of 250 mph has become a difficult challenge for VW?s engineers, which have resulted for the Veyron to suffer several setbacks before it was finally made ready for production at the end of 2005.

It was in year 2003 when Bernd Pischetsrieder, Piech?s successor has appointed Bscher to head the development of Bugatti as VW?s exclusive super-premium brand. Bscher was working on two ideas for a second model ? a four-seater using the Veyron?s 16-cylinder engine and a technically sophisticated lightweight sports car that would be the 21st-century equivalent of the classic 1920s Type 35.

Unfortunately the ousting of Pischetsrieder last November has left Bscher without any hope for a second model. This is also one of the reasons why Bscher resigned as president. The management of Bugatti has not made an official statement on the matter. Veyron production continue as planned—there have been 60 Bugattis delivered plus orders for a further 85 and it is expected that a total of 300 cars would be completed by 2010.

However, commentators could sense that somehow the decision of not to proceed with a second Bugatti is influenced by Porsche. It is no secret that Porsche has increased its stakes in Volkswagen making it as the major stockholder of Europe?s largest automaker. And as a major stockholder Porsche is given controlling powers over the affairs of Volkswagen. Add to it the fact that Ferdinand Piech, major Porsche shreholder is now the Chairman of VW?s supervisory board. There are rumors circulating within the company saying that Piech may want for future flagship cars to carry the Porsche badge instead of the Bugatti.

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Searching for a Car in Delhi for Sale?

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Searching for ads featuring cars in Delhi for sale is a relatively easier option but then there is a high likelihood that you might miss an excellent opportunity of buying your dream car for which advertisement and classified appeared in print media. Asking anyone today to search for an ad or classified in print media is like asking them to go back to ages when the Internet did not exist. Don’t you think so? No doubt, it is a time-consuming and tedious exercise that hardly any tech savvy individual would like to do today. More so; because of the busy and hectic lifestyle most of us follow. Considering all this and other reasons why majority of searchers do not prefer wasting their time searching the newspapers and magazine for classifieds, SearchMyAd has come up with an innovative and totally unique idea. India’s first print classifieds search engine, SearchMyAd brings together advertisements and classifieds published in various print media under the same roof. All ads and classifieds can now be found easily in just a few mouse clicks at SearchMyAd.

The search engine is amazingly fast and easy to use. All you need to do is type the keywords, select the relevant category and then hit the search button. For example, if you are searching for ads that featured cars for sale in Delhi, you should type the keywords as “cars in delhi for sale” and then select “automobiles” category and there you go! The search engine will bring forth all the relevant ads featured in various print media throughout Delhi. Besides automobiles, the search engine covers many other categories as well.

SearchMyAd has been designed with the ultimate goal of helping users find ads and classifieds in print media without having to invest hours sifting through the pages of the newspapers, magazines, etc. To experience the true joy of searching for your dream car, visit SearchMyAd!

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