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Opel Zafira Tourer 2012


Opel Zafira Tourer The German van after gasoline and diesel engines, also added alternative fuel engines are highly efficient and environmentally friendly: the new version of Turbo natural gas, characterized by 530 km, the best in this segment, far beyond the threshold of 500 km. Like the previous model, even Zafira Tourer features Opel monovalent and has a power reserve of 14 liters of petrol for autonomy over 150 km.


The characteristics of the engine Opel Zafira Tourer The Zafira Tourer 1.6 Turbo 110 kW/150 hp gives, 210 Nm of torque and has a top speed of 200 km / h. The car consumes 4.7 kg/100 km of methane in the mixture, at 7.2 m3 and about 6% less than the previous Zafira. Reducing consumption and emissions reached 129 g / km compared to 139 g / km from the preceding generation. These values make the Zafira Tourer in good standing in accordance with the Euro 5 legislation.

Not only methane but also biogas for Zafira Tourer The Opel Zafira Tourer goes into methane but not only of what to eat: actually 1.6 also works with other fuels such as biogas (carbon dioxide emissions almost equal to zero) or with a mixture of methane and biogas. The increase in fuel consumption and emissions, in reality the new Zafira Tourer methane autonomy has been improved, thanks to a new system of light tanks approximately 25% compared with a model that makes it possible to increase the capacity of methane to 25 kg (model Previous: 21 kg) and optimization of the propulsion system. Price of the Zafira Tourer version from € 27,700.


Opel Zafira Tourer tank system Of 21 kg from the previous MPV (which still sold), Opel engineers have brought methane tank volume to 25 kg, thus increasing methane autonomous mode traveling about 25%, to 530 km. They also changed the steel cylinder, choose lightweight composite materials with a cutting-edge carbon fiber, which has led to savings of 85 pounds. To increase the autonomy of the electronic pressure regulator is also used in a mechanical, as in the case of methane previous Zafira. 


Thanks to the electronic regulator, when the cylinder is almost empty it is possible to exploit even the smallest efficient backup. In the seven-seat configuration, the Zafira Tourer has a clear advantage over the competition in terms of autonomous way. Monovalent systems for maximum efficiency in everyday driving Opel is the first manufacturer to optimize engines for natural gas usage by adopting monovalent plus intelligent systems. Thanks to the approach already experimented and verified, the engine has been optimized for the use of methane, but the vehicle is also equipped with extra fuel tanks with a capacity of 14 liters. When natural gas tank is empty, the car automatically starts using gasoline.

The interior of the Opel Zafira Tourer methane For the rest, the Zafira Tourer does not change the internal characteristics, which have very flexible. In fact, thanks to the interior space and flexible seating system, Zafira Tourer offers a load volume of relief (more than 1800 liters with all rear seats folded). There are numerous storage compartments, including the revolutionary multi-functional Flex Console, further advancement of innovative Flex Rail previously served on the Opel Meriva. This innovation sets new standards and is one of many examples of the flexibility of the Zafira Tourer class. Contains armrest and storage compartment, along with cup holders, can move along your aluminum to be brought into the desired position, enabling flexible use in a wide space between the front seats, right where it is more accessible and useful.

In the brightness provided by the panoramic glass roof, while outside the scope of the load is further enhanced by intelligent operators Flex-Fix, which allows you to load up to 100 kg, so you can also bring a new electric bike. Load carrier can be tilted and locked at an angle to allow opening of the door, making the luggage compartment of the new Zafira Tourer is always accessible from the outside.

Review Fiat Panda 2012

Fiat Panda Natural Power CNG in Paris The Paris Motor Show 2012 is one of the most important festivals in the year and that is why all the major car manufacturers are now ready to present to the public the most eagerly awaited in terms of models, engines and technology. Fiat is no exception, with the group of Lingotto which is preparing to present the new Fiat Panda 0.9 TwinAir Turbo Natural Power 80 hp natural gas, an absolute novelty.

The main features The tank of the new Fiat Panda Natural Power 0.9 TwinAir retains its volume to 37 liters and becomes the course with the addition of bi-fuel methane cylinders, which does not allow her to enjoy the tax benefits typical of tank cars with emergency maximum capacity of 15 liters. This choice of Fiat, taken specifically to ensure greater autonomy to the Italian city car, also characterized by a raised suspension. The price of Fiat Panda 0.9 TwinAir is currently € 12,450 which suggests that this version can only be sold between 14 thousand and 15 thousand euro. See you at the Paris Motor Show 2012.

Less horsepower but more torque for the Panda Natural Power CNG The Panda third series is in fact the first to propose the Fiat TwinAir twin-cylinder engine with gas, an engine that emits 5 horsepower less than the petrol version but no less than 140 Nm of torque, many more than the 104 Nm of 'current engine 1.4 Natural Power. It follows that the handling of this car will be very interesting and probably more fun than the petrol versions.

Review Toyota Avalon 2013

 It can be understood that the power that is at Toyota Motor Sales would not relate to their brand new Avalon compared with the same measure, and fresh period as the Lexus ES. Trust us - we asked and refused. Of course, do not be afraid TMS Avalon ES class, because that's how it should rotate out, so that the former is derived from the blue blood of blue collar last Lexus and Toyota. No, the refusal came from what they know and, having driven both what we know: Avalon - designed, developed and manufactured in the U.S. - is better. 

Let's start with performance objectives. Second-class sedan at 111.0 inches wheelbase platform and share the same powertrain - 3.5-liter 268 horsepower V-6 with six-speed automatic transmission and 2.5-liter 156-hp I-4 with 141 hp electric motor and CVT - but Avalon is superior in particular treatment. At the sight of the side grip, Limited V-6 (0.80 g) and hybrid clutches Limited (0.76) easily exceed their friends or suitable ES (0.76 - V-6, hybrid). And in our tests eight points - true barometer of confidence in the driver - Avalon V-6 and hybrid hit them with intelligence, 0.3 and 0.2 seconds, respectively. Rem 60-0 cleaved by Avalon V-6 is a smaller diameter than the ES-6 and V hybrid Avalon requires two additional legs in relation to the hybrid ES. Speed 0-60 is a good tie (7.6 seconds if mixing) or 0.2 seconds advantage ES V-6 (6.0 vs 6.2). Fuel consumption at 21/31 mpg city / highway for the V-6s and 40/39 for a hybrid - equally.

Back seat requires special attention, not only because Toyota will offer a version of this challenge a go-around. With the collapse of Car City, which covers about 80 percent of the sale sedan, Toyota saw a big opportunity for the big chair, great mileage Avalon. Speaking about the cabin we started with bingo-parlor past internal Avalon, some of which feature front bench seat, column mounted shifter, and a tape deck. The new model has a light on the cluster and the other time in the future. They were called Quadrabeam halogen lamp HID for xle and Limited. Comment on two pairs of square-shaped projections, 2013 offers a modern concept, technology, LED lighting, and "capacitive" button, which should only be touched, not pressed. Buyer’s bingo from previous gene, with an average age of around 65, it is not possible to receive the modern amenities new car shoppers median, Toyota of the project must be at least 10 years younger. They are less creaky buyers will no doubt appreciate the finer Optitron instrument gauge, smart key with initial balance press the button, and the lighting Ebin to store hand tools, and a coupe like roof line that adds pizzazz without jeopardizing wavy rear headroom or the amount of luggage actually, swell 0.4 inches rear headroom and cargo capacity grows 1.6 cubic meters to be 16.0 (14.0 to battery hybrid parent). Shoppers of all ages, though, should appreciate 10 standard air sacs - including two front knee and rear side - and the pre-violation and blind-spot warning system is available with through traffic. 

While we were not too impressed with the refinement and dynamics of the Hybrid, a buzzy I-4, with artificial brakes, and more relaxed chassis make it less attractive, we are obviously pleased with the 6-cylinder. It may be hard to believe, but the new Avalon V-6 feels similar to the Acura TL or Mazda6. The present electric power steering on center feel and linearity fun. Four-wheel disc brakes provide solid and convincing progressive pedal. Strut suspension provides a ride that make strong and sporty sedan staggering 3,525-lb flat through corners. Rigid body (now 12 percent stiffer overall, according to Toyota) allows the chassis efficiently perform its duties, all while keeping comfortable cabin that also because the majority thanks to dual-pane acoustic-type glass used for the windshield and front side windows.

News Mercedes-Benz new Concept

The transition is very short production. CLA series is ready, and the first time appeared in Beijing, continued launched in Europe at the Paris Motor Show.

Third of five. Families of compact based on the MFA platform continues to grow: the new B-Class launched, a new architecture of front-wheel drive raises the revolutionary class A, and is now suitable for a support structure for a series of five models. In addition to CLA, derived from the concept of the four-door style, will arrive in the near future and a compact SUV Shooting Brake variant CLA alone, along the lines of its bigger brother, the CLS.

Find new customers. CLA is also the realization of the model: a unique positioning in the shade of the House of Representatives, would allow it to attract customers on the one hand the traditional sedan segment D, the other customers of the sports coupe without excluding part of the audience more attentive current trends Great little SUV.


The five-seater car. From the founding sedan-coupe, the sister recovered a lot, but not everything. The most significant difference? Mercedes-Benz Como, they designed the interior of all cars with a three-pointed star. Instead of CLS, roommates had a cabin with four individual seats, CLA will focus on the five-seat configuration of more conventional.


Advanced design: predict, visualize, and design. More information about trends, not everyone knows that the production car design is defined by the biggest advance in their marketing. Focused on the example of the new A-Class: the new sport sedan line only disclosed to the general public, including in 2007, has been designed and developed by 2009. This is the role of the advanced design centers: around, observing and imagining what is now turned into the long term.

You change a winning team. The purpose of the designers who have been following the development of the car was to give birth to a real sedan in full respect of tradition in Stuttgart, but without giving up the sport contamination - in fact - have played a very important role in the success of the new A-Class: the new sedan, just arrived, has sold 4000 copies, bringing public showrooms in 75% of cases never buy a Mercedes-Benz.


Finding the final model? The Couple Concept Style Full details can be found in the cockpit of CLA. Dashboard, first of all, have a lot in common with a highly developed class wide output outwards. There will then be a free-standing, which looks similar to the tablet, while the material has a very sporty connotation.


It all starts with F 800. Changes in home style, after all, come from far: the year 2010 is presented by Style 800 F, a prototype with a fluid and elegant style anticipate, as we say designers, subsequent lines C-Class, expected in late 2013 and 2014.