2014 Jeep Patriot Freedom Edition Review

 

2014 Jeep Patriot is the first class 6F24 six-speed automatic. Independently developed by PowerTech and refined for use in Jeep Patriot 2014, the six-speed automatic transmission is fully automated and designed for energy efficiency and performance. 

The new six-speed transmission has a fill-for-life design, transmission filter and fluid changes are not required under normal driving conditions. The use of Low-viscosity fluid helps to improve fuel economy in climates like Alaska.The transmission can achieve faster optimal temperatures with less drag within the transmission. 

Two different 4WD systems are available on the Jeep Patriot: Freedom Drive I active full-time 4x4 with a lockable center coupling for deep snow, sand and other low-traction surfaces, or the Freedom Drive II. 

Based on the dismal Dodge Caliper compact hatchback, the Patriot first launched back in 2007 with eccentric styling and a seriously downmarket interior. Since then, the crossover has been significantly upgraded with styling that mimics the excellent Grand Cherokee SUV and an improved cabin.
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2014 fiat 500l US Announced

 

The vehicle, which offers 42 percent more interior space than the Fiat 500 city car, will start at $19,900, including an $800 destination fee, and increase with different options and trim levels. About a quarter century ago, FIAT was selling over 100,000 cars annually in the United States. If you said you saw one of those old FIAT cars on the road today, people might ask you to get your eyes checked. The reason FIAT had to leave the US, and then reintroduce itself, has everything to do with FIAT's quality control problems at the time. 

Finally, the range-topping Lounge trim comes with an Euro Twin Clutch six-speed transmission, chrome side molding and mirror caps, heated leather seats and unique 16-inch wheels, just to name a few features, for a price tag starting at $24,195.

 Indeed, the European-spec Fiat 500L we sampled in France comes with only two cylinders that add up to just under a liter of displacement. U.S.-bound models will get a larger 1.4-liter, turbocharged four-cylinder that delivers significantly more punch. 

 The Fiat 500L Easy adds aluminum wheels, dark-tinted rear privacy glass, a front center console with an armrest, premium sound system, and upgraded interior materials in the form of premium cloth seats, a vinyl-wrapped dashboard, leather-wrapped shifter, and a unique leather-wrapped steering wheel.
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New 2013 Dodge Dart Special Edition



Dodge today announced that two new 2013 Dodge Dart “Special Edition” packages and a new Rallye Appearance Group are available in Dodge dealerships across the United States. These new packages, available on SXT and Limited models, combine features and content both exclusive to the segment and most frequently ordered by Dart customers. 

Headlining our tester's options list is its Fiat-sourced 1.4-liter turbocharged MultiAir four-cylinder engine, which promises to deal from both sides of the power and efficiency deck. Power delivery from the little engine that could is at once impressive and frustrating. It's got an unexpectedly rorty exhaust note, delivers plentiful midrange torque when you give it the spurs and spins with little vibration. 

The Dart GT uses a 2.4L, MultiAir2 four-cylinder engine, codenamed Tigershark,which produces 184 BHP and 174 lb.-ft. of torque. It is still saddled with the much criticized dual clutch autostick, which has had teething problems mostly related to its delayed responses to inputs, so if you can drive a stick, you'll find the 6 speed manual the more rewarding version to drive.

 For those opting for the Limited models, there's a new $1,810 Special Edition package that adds premium Nappa leather seats, heated front seats, a heated steering wheel, a power sunroof, racetrack LED taillights, Sirius XM satellite radio, Sirius XM Travel Link, Uconnect 8.4-inch touchscreen with Garmin navigation, dual-zone automatic climate control, remote start, and a universal garage door opener.
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2013 New Audi R8 V10 Spesification



The R8 V10 is the maximum performance version of Audi's Lamborghini Gallardo-based supercar. It shares its voluptuous sheetmetal and user-friendly nature with the standard, V8-engined model, but packs significantly more muscle 525 horsepower, to be exact. 

Aside from the additional horsepower, ABT has installed new suspension springs and coilovers, along with several exterior elements made from carbon fiber to lower the R8's weight. Changes include new front skirt and grille, side skirts, rear wing and rear skirt. The custom exhaust system is made from stainless steel, while standard wheels were replaced by 19-inch rims wrapped around in 235/35 R19 front and 305/30 R19 rear tires. 

The 5.2-liter V10 at the center of the supercar now delivers 600 hp and a peak torque of lb-ft (550 Nm). On the road, this is translated into a 0 to 62 mph sprint time of 3.5 seconds and a top speed of 200 mph (320 km/h). 

The Plus comes with carbon ceramic discs as standard, which means you don’t have to worry about fade on the track. Fitting these – plus the bucket seats and carbon side blades – would add £12,000 to the price of the normal R8 V10, which is exactly the same premium you pay for the Plus. So, effectively, the mechanical tweaks are free.
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Peugeot 308 Blue Satin Metalic Concept



The new Peugeot 308 has been unveiled months before its official public debut at the 2013 Frankfurt motor show in September. The Volkswagen Golf rival uses an all-new platform and is up to 140kg lighter than the current 308. 

The outgoing 308 was never the best looking car in its class, but it was spacial enough to get itself noticed. In a see of bland grey company cars, this satin blue car stands out even more than it normally would because of the guys from Re-Styling Russia. 

The New Peugeot 308 is the latest evidence of the brand’s move up-market. It’s an initiative started several years ago and seen most recently with the 208 and 2008. The initial design brief of the New 308 had the highest levels of quality at its core. This ambition has guided the designers and engineers from the very start of the project. 

Peugeot offers the 308 with naturally-aspirated 1.4-litre and 1.6-litre petrol engines, a naturally-aspirated 1.6-litre diesel, a 2.0 litre turbo diesel and as tested a 1.6-litre turbocharged petrol. Euro5 compliant and running direct injection, the 1.6-litre delivers a handy 115kW of power at 6000rpm and peak torque of 240Nm from 1400rpm. Driving through a six-speed automatic transmission, the Peugeot 308 Touring accelerates from zero to 100km/h in 9.7 seconds.
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2015 Bristol GT Review

 

This new Bristol super car coupe has yet to be released yet alone teased, but there are chances that the super car may borrow the powertrain from the 2009 Giugiaro Namir Supercar Concept. This means that the new super car will have four separate motors, each driving a wheel mated to an additional 800cc Wankel rotary engine charging up the plethora of lithium-ion batteries. 

Now Bristol wants to hit that 200 mph mark one more time, but this time in a new extended-range electric GT supercar. The model is still in its development process and will be shown in concept form at the end of this year. 

The original production version will be unveiled at this year’s Goodwood Festival of Speed, with the production version to cost less than £ 200.000, as stated by the president and owner of Bristol, Kamal Siddiqi. The Bristol Motors bought in 2011 from Kamkorp Autokraft which is a subsidiary of Frazer Nash , a company specialized in the manufacturing of hybrid and electric cars. 

The Giugiaro Namir was a hybrid that produced 400 hp from four electric motors combined with an 814 cc endothermic rotary engine. Expectations of an 800 cc Wankel rotary engine in the Bristol GT will serve as the generator to supply the power for the four electric engines.
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