New Audi 2012 R8 for America- Amicars





5.2 Liter V10 Engine

At the heart of the R8 5.2 FSI® quattro® is the soul stirring 525 hp 5.2 FSI V10 engine. Displayed under a transparent panel and nestled within a Carbon Fiber Sigma engine bay, the V10 screams to an astronomical 8700 rpm and propels the R8 5.2 to 60 mph in only 3.7 seconds on the way up to a top track speed of 196.4 mph. As part of a race-bred mid-engine design that contributes to superb handling dynamics, the 5.2 V10 produces 101hp/liter and features race winning technology such as FSI direct injection and a dry sump lubrication system that assures engine lubrication under the most demanding driving situations. It is no wonder then, that this same engine is used in the R8 LMS GT3 race car

4.2 Liter V8 Engine

The soul of the R8 4.2 FSI quattro® is the adrenaline inducing 430 hp 4.2 FSI V8 engine. Like the 5.2, the V8 is also displayed under a transparent panel, producing 316 lb-ft of torque and rocketing from to 60 mph in only 4.4 seconds to a top track speed of 187 mph. As part of a race-bred mid-engine design that contributes to superb handling dynamics, the 4.2 V8 features race winning technology such as FSI direct injection, sodium-cooled exhaust valves and is setup for a high-revving 8250 rpm.

Six-speed R tronic Transmission

An automated six-speed manual gearbox combines the control of a manual gearbox with the advantages of an automatic.
Shifting is performed with the joystick gear lever or with manual shift paddles mounted on the steering wheel. A sport mode shift program further accentuates motorsport oriented gear shifting.The manual transmission features a gated shifter, S mode and launch control, which offers lightning fast shift times.

Race-inspired Driver-oriented Cockpit Design

The entire cockpit (monoposto) of the R8 is tilted toward the driver for maximum performance from both the car and the driver.
Micrometallic Inlays

The quality of materials and craftsmanship of the R8 interior is highlighted by refined Micrometallic inlays that extend throughout the cockpit.

Available Carbon Fiber Sigma Elements

The sheer distinction of Carbon Fiber isn’t only limited to the exterior of the R8. Inside, available Carbon Fiber Sigma elements are featured in the monoposto driver’s cockpit, on the driver leg rest as well as the door handles and door inlays.

Audi Parking System plus with Rearview Camera

The rearview camera offers a real-time view of the rear parking area, while the front and rear ultrasonic parking sensors measure the distance to the nearest objects and intermittent audible tones indicate the distance to the driver.

Fine Nappa leather Heated Sport Seats

Seats and other elements finished in standard Fine Nappa leather create a comfortable, supportive and luxurious experience no matter how long or short the trip may be. The 10-way power sport seats are furnished in Fine Nappa leather and include lumbar support and a heating feature to provide supreme comfort for the duration of any journey.
Driver information system with Lap-timer

The driver information system located in the middle of the instrument cluster offers the driver an eyes forward display of pertinent information such as current MPG status, navigation directions, estimated time and distance to destination, a lap timer as well as allowing you to scroll through your phone book, CD menu and radio presets.

Audi Navigation System plus with Real-time Traffic

The DVD-based Audi Navigation system plus features a full-color 6.5'' LCD screen and MMI®-inspired control logic for AM/FM and SIRIUS Radio® functions, real-time traffic, a six-CD changer or iPod® integration through Audi Music Interface, and two SD® card slots for your MP3 music. Navigation information is given as audible route-guidance prompts and turn arrows via the color driver information system as well as a detailed color map on the main screen; five languages are available.

New Audi A4 and S4 for 2013 Model Year launch in US


Audi presents the re-designed A4 and S4 models

• The allroad quattro returns to the U.S. for the first time in 7 years
• Highest levels of integrated connectivity and driver assistance systems in the segment with Audi connect™


Audi brings intelligent technologies, efficiency, exhilarating driving dynamics, state-of-the-art infotainment and new design elements to the best-selling Audi A4 series for the 2013 model year. Now in its eighth generation, the Audi A4 – known for its progressive design, sportiness and efficient performance – is available in Sedan and sporty S4 models, and – making its re-entry into the U.S. market – the iconic Audi allroad quattro.

The chassis of the A4 is striking with its sporty precision, high ride comfort and superior safety. Aluminum components of the five-link front suspension and the trapezoidal-link rear suspension provide responsive handling and are optimized to reduce weight. The electromechanical power steering is new in all models of the series and requires no energy for straight-ahead motion, thereby reducing emissions of up to 11g/mile. In addition, it is lighter than the previous hydraulic steering system further improving efficiency through its reduced weight.

Exclusive to Audi, the A4 model also features Audi drive select, a system that adjusts the vehicle's transmission shift characteristics, throttle response, and dynamic steering. On the S4, the Audi drive select system can also control the adaptive damping suspension and quattro sport differential. Audi drive select offers 27 distinct driving configurations, allowing drivers to configure vehicle drive characteristics exactly to their liking with their choice of Comfort, Auto, Dynamic or Individual settings.

The Audi A4 series has a striking new exterior design with accentuated horizontal lines, arched engine hood, tapered upper corners of the single frame grill, and three-dimensionally highlighted cross ribs and Audi rings. The A4 has redesigned bumpers with angular air inlets, revised grille, and rectangular front fog lights. The allroad quattro is easily recognizable with its flared wheel arches, vertical chrome struts in the grille, and round fog lights. The headlights have also been redesigned both in terms of their exterior shape and the arrangement of the lighting elements. The unmistakable LED daytime running lights have been redesigned and make the A4 instantly recognizable.

The interior of the A4 models has also been refined, with reconfigured climate and infotainment controls, and exclusive wood inlays. The switchgear, steering wheel, and instrument panel have also been enhanced with chrome and high-gloss applications. The result is a further strengthening of the benchmark interior on the A4.

All interior colors – except black – have been re-coordinated and the upholstery range has been revised with Fine Nappa leather. Inlays are now available in Aluminum Trigon, Walnut dark brown, fine grain Ash natural, and layered Oak. The interior of the S line sport package comes in black, refined with high-quality applications. 17-inch wheels are standard on the A4, 18-inch wheels are standard on the S4 and allroad, and 19-inch wheels are optional on all carlines.

The A4 Sedan’s luggage compartment has 17 cubic feet of space, and 34 cubic feet with the seats folded down. The A4 allroad quattro has 28 cubic feet of space and 50 cubic feet with the seats folded down, respectively. An electrically-operated tailgate is available for the allroad.

Audi offers several advanced technology features for the A4 family, including adaptive front lighting and Audi side assist, which monitors the space behind and beside the A4 by radar and detects any vehicles in the neighboring lanes. Driving in the A4 is also enhanced by the optional Driver Assistance package, which features adaptive cruise control that keeps the A4 at a constant distance from the preceding vehicle, active lane assist, and dynamic steering. Dynamic steering varies the effort as well as the steering ratio. Active lane assist allows the steering to help maintain lane discipline should the driver begin to sway outside of the lane markings without setting the turn signal.

Audi is the first company worldwide to feature factory-installed wireless internet, enabling the innovative infotainment system called Audi connect™. Previously available in the A6, A7, A8 and Q7, Audi connect will now be available on all A4 models, making Audi the only brand worldwide to feature this level of integrated connectivity in the B segment.

With Audi connect, the onboard MMI® Navigation system is enhanced with Google Earth™ maps and real-time SiriusXM Traffic information, for a true aerial view of the route. Audi connect also features real-time localized weather, news and live fuel prices; Google Local Search for detailed information about travel destinations, such as restaurant or hotel hours, pricing and customer reviews; the myAudi Destination feature, which allows registered users to log on to Google Maps™ from any location and download up to 50 destinations to the vehicle; and a rolling Wi-Fi hotspot, allowing up to eight Wi-Fi-enabled devices to simultaneously use the wireless connectivity.

Engine

− 2.0 liter TFSI engine with 211 horsepower and 258 lb-ft of torque (A4 and allroad)
− 3.0 liter TFSI engine with 333 horsepower and 325 lb-ft of torque (S4)

Powertrain

− Continuously variable multitronic transmission is standard on the A4 sedan
− Six-speed manual transmission is standard on the A4 quattro and S4 sedans
− Seven-speed S tronic transmission is optional on the S4
− Eight-speed tiptronic transmission is standard on the allroad and optional on the A4 quattro sedan
− quattro permanent all-wheel drive is standard on the S4 and allroad, and available on the A4 sedan

Chassis

− Sporty precision, high ride comfort and superior safety
− Audi drive select with choice of Comfort, Auto, Dynamic or Individual settings
− 17-inch wheels standard on A4, 18-inch wheels standard on S4 and allroad, 19-inch wheels optional on all car lines

Exterior

− New design with accentuated lines, arched engine hood, tapered upper corners of the single frame grille, and three-dimensionally highlighted cross ribs and Audi rings
− Redesigned headlamp and tail lamp designs; available Xenon plus headlights and LED daytime running lights & taillights
− New paint finishes for A4, including Scuba Blue metallic & Volcano Red metallic; new paint finishes for S4 include Estoril Blue Crystal Effect and Misano Red pearl effect
− New LED license plate lighting

Interior

− New steering wheels with chrome and high-gloss inlays; high-gloss applications and slender chrome trim at the controls
− Modified wiper and signal stalks, and ignition key
− Re-coordinated interior colors and revised upholster range, with Fine Nappa leather replacing Silk Nappa leather on S4
− New inlays: Layered Oak, and fine grain Ash natural (matte finish)

Technology

− Audi offers advanced technology features, including Audi side assist and adaptive front lighting. Also available is the Audi Driver Assistance package, including adaptive cruise control with stop & go, active lane assist and dynamic steering
− Factory-installed wireless internet, enabling features such as Audi connect™ for real-time weather, traffic, news and live fuel prices. First introduced in the A7, A4 models will be first in the segment with factory installed internet connectivity.


ABOUT AUDI

Audi of America, Inc. and its U.S. dealers offer a full line of German-engineered luxury vehicles. AUDI AG is among the most successful luxury automotive brands globally. Audi was a top-performing luxury brand in Europe during 2011, and broke all-time company sales records in the U.S. Through 2016, AUDI AG will invest about $17 billion on new products and technologies. Visit www.audiusa.com or www.audiusanews.com for more information regarding Audi vehicle and business issues.

Coming soon New Audi S7 4.0T in 2013



All three S cars are debuting Audi’s new 4.0-liter twin-turbocharged V-8. The S7 shares its engine tune with the S6 sedan and Avant, in which the eight makes 420 hp and 406 lb-ft of torque. The S8 will use the same engine, but dialed up to 520 hp and 479 lb-ft of torque to move its extra heft—and to warrant the greater investment. Both derivatives of the V-8 feature fuel-saving tech with stop-start functionality and a cylinder-deactivation system that will shut down four cylinders under lighter loads. The latter prompted Audi to install an active noise-cancellation system that uses four microphones in the headliner to analyze cabin noise and then employs the audio system’s speakers to counteract any plebian four-cylinder sounds.

A seven-speed S tronic dual-clutch automatic will be the only transmission available in the S7, with the standard Quattro all-wheel-drive system feeding power to the ground. The optional torque-vectoring rear differential will further aid performance. Audi estimates the S7 will reach 62 mph in just 4.9 seconds, which we’ll call very conservative, considering we scooted to 60 mph in 5.1 seconds in the regular 310-hp A7. Top speed is limited to 155 mph.

The styling, while very sleek and sexy in standard A7 form, hardly differs on the S7. Nineteen-inch wheels are standard, with other sets of 19s and 20s available. Behind the rollers are matte-black brake calipers wearing S7 logos. Carbon-ceramic discs are available. Just a few other subtle details point to the S7’s zesty purpose, among them a V8T fender badge, quad exhaust tips, and aluminum accents on the front fascia, side-mirror housings, and rear diffuser.

It’s the same story inside, where there are few upgrades over the A7. Perhaps the biggest change is the standard sport seats with embossed S logos (regular chairs are available). U.S. details aren’t available yet, but at least in Europe, the handsome interior can be optioned with your choice of three upholstery colors, with four different trim materials to accent. In addition to the standard xenon headlamps and LED running lights, the usual groupings of high-tech extras will be available, including navigation with Google Earth overlays.

Audi India achieves a sales growth of 50 percent in April 2012



The Indian subsidiary of the German luxury auto giant, Audi has kick started the year 2012 with highly impressive sales figures in the first quarter that dominated the sales volume of the second leading premium brand, Mercedes-Benz. In the month of April 2012, Audi India witnessed a sales jump of nearly 50 percent rising from 375 units sold in April last year to 562 units sold in the corresponding month this year.

The Volkswagen Group owned automaker has revealed that in the first four months in 2012, the sales growth have been measured as 43 percent and during this period under review, the sales surged from 1986 units in the last year to 2831 units sold in this year.

After being positioned as second in the league of premium car makers in India, Mr. Michael Perschke, Head of Audi India, was quoted as saying, "2012 is proving to be a great year for Audi in India. Not only are we achieving spectacular growth month on month, we also made a strong statement of intent by achieving the No.2 position in the Indian luxury car market, in the first quarter itself."

He further added that the growth in sales quantum was majorly contributed by Audi A8, Audi A7 Sportback and Audi A6 coupled with effective dealer distribution network.

The German automaker had recently launched Audi TT, a two door sports coupe that has been receiving rising demand in the country. Audi India is confident that with the launch of the much awaited next generation A4 and the upcoming launch of Q3 in June 2012, the market stand of the company will be further strengthened.

2012 Jeep Wrangler New Car Launch in USA




jeep Wrangler and Land Rover Defender split the voting when it comes to the ultimate reputation for four-wheel-drives (4WD) which can ‘go-anywhere’. Thing is you can’t fake a reputation. 4WD fans would never allow that. In a history dating back to the second World War, the Jeep Wrangler joins the Harley Davidson motorcycle as being American ‘Icons’.
Now, for 2012, Jeep debuts the Wrangler with a new, more powerful 3.6-litre V6 petrol engine which is also more fuel-efficient. In a few months Jeep will introduce a new, luxury version of the Wrangler called ‘Sahara’ which will feature a body-colour three-piece hardtop roof and matching wheel-arch flares, leather interior, six-disc audio and 18-inch alloy wheels.

2012 Jeep Wrangler Overview

Big news for the 2012 Jeep Wrangler is underneath – as well as the new 3.6-litre V6 petrol engine, Jeep has ditched the optional four-speed automatic transmission and gone for a five-speeder with driver-select manual changes. The excellent 2.8-litre, four-cylinder turbo-diesel engine remains unchanged.
Jeep is sticking with the two model grades for the Wrangler – ‘Sport’ and ‘Rubicon’. The extra coin for the Rubicon spec brings extras like Command-Trac 4WD system, Dana axles, Tru-Lok front/rear differential locks, front swaybar disconnect system, 17-inch alloy wheels and seven-speaker Infinity audio with a 360-watt amplifier.

The full range is:

Wrangler 2-door
Sport V6 petrol (6-speed manual) $32,000
Sport V6 petrol (5-speed automatic) $34,000
Sport turbo-diesel (6-speed manual) $38,000
Sport turbo-diesel (5-speed automatic) $39,000
Rubicon V6 petrol (6-speed manual) $42,000
Rubicon V6 petrol (5-speed automatic) $44,000

Wrangler 4-door
Sport Unlimited V6 petrol (6-speed manual) $36,000
Sport Unlimited V6 petrol (5-speed automatic) $38,000
Sport Unlimited turbo-diesel (6-speed manual) $42,000
Sport Unlimited turbo-diesel (5-speed automatic) $43,000
Rubicon Unlimited V6 petrol (6-speed manual) $46,000
Rubicon Unlimited V6 petrol (5-speed automatic) $48,000

2012 Jeep Wrangler Engine

Gone is the 3.8-litre V6 petrol engine, replaced by a much better 3.6-litre 60-degree 24-valve 3.6-litre Pentastar V6. Lighter and more compact, the new V6 delivers much better driving dynamics extending beyond the obvious performance and fuel consumption improvements.
Not that they’re insubstantial. Power is up to 209kW at 6350rpm and torque is up to 347Nm at 4300rpm (with 90 per cent available from as low as 1800rpm). The V6 petrol Jeep Wrangler Sport two-door now accelerates from zero to 100km/h in 8.1 seconds – 27.7 per cent faster than the equivalent outgoing model.

Cadillac next generation SRX at the 2012 New York Auto Show- Amicars



Cadillac, the American luxury vehicle brand owned by General Motors has presented the facelift version of its bestselling model, SRX, a mid-size crossover SUV at the ongoing 2012 New York Auto Show that is said to be incorporating enhanced safety and user friendly attributes.

With the upgraded safety features such as inclusion of Cadillac's new Driver Awareness and Driver Assist technology packages in the 2013 Cadillac SRX that consists of Adaptive Cruise Control, Safety Alert Seat technology, Rear Cross Traffic Alert, Automatic Front and Rear Braking among others proving the automaker’s inclination towards taking the safety standards to a whole new level.

One of the most innovative features embodied in the new SRX is the CUE (Cadillac User Experience) that operates through the 8 inch LCD touch screen to effectively blend vehicle control and connectivity with the 10 Bluetooth-enabled mobile devices, USBs, SD cards and MP3 players with a vehicle infotainment system.

The new generation Cadillac SRX embodies redesigned front upper and lower grilles and new LED light pipes and front fender vents that gives the SUV a much refined appearance.

The interiors of the new SUV will accommodate features such as UltraView power sunroof, ambient lighting, keyless access, heated steering wheel along with power-adjustable pedals.

The automaker will be offering this facelift version of SRX in three vibrant colours - Evolution Green Metallic, Glacier Blue Metallic and Silver Coast Metallic. The SUV is loaded with a powerful 3.6 liter Direct Injection V6 engine that delivers a top power of 308 hp and a top torque of 358 Nm.

Honda Civic Diesel in India 2012 - Amicars



The latest edition of Honda Civic, officially unveiled at the Frankfurt Motor Show 2011, has already become a grand success. This edition has close resemblance with its predecessor model that was introduced in 2006, although technical capabilities and technology integration varies substantially between these two generations. 

As per Honda officials, this edition's design will present Civic in a revived smart form. Commenting at the international automotive event, Mitsuru Kariya, Civic Development Leader quoted, “Defining the correct proportions was the most important challenge for the design of the new Civic. We enhanced the sporty aspect of the design while creating a clean, dynamic shape.”

Engines & Specifications of Honda Civic Diesel

The upcoming Honda Civic Diesel will be assembled with new age 2.2L i-DTEC engine, ascribed as clean engine by Honda. This high capacity engine is almost similar to the one being used in Accord. This engine has capacity to deliver power output of 138 hp and peak torque of 338 Nm. 2.2 litres engine also makes car more bulky than its rivals that are assembled with 1.9 or 2.0 litre diesel engines.

The diesel version of the model will also introduce Honda's Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC) and Collision Mitigation Braking System (CMBS) capabilities. A six-speed manual transmission is standard in the new generation model, but there is an option with the buyers to avail automatic transmission version.

Performance of Honda Civic Diesel

In context of the performance, acceleration and fuel efficiency, Honda Civic Diesel has moved miles ahead its previous generation. Stop fuel-saving technology (for manual transmission mechanism) and ECON capability for better fuel consumption will boost the on-road performance of this model significantly.

As far as acceleration and pick up are concerned, diesel-powered Civic accelerates from 0 to 100 kmph in 8.6 seconds. Integrated with new generation technologies, the automaker has done a remarkable job to reduce carbon dioxide emissions to minimum level.

Exterior, Interior & Safety Features of Honda Civic Diesel

Exteriors of the model remain the same, with slight revisions in height and width. Height of the new generation model has been lowered by 20 mm, while its width has been increased by 10 mm. It blended body design illustrates smarter and sportier image. New rear light cluster, rear wiper, daytime running lights and new aerodynamic spoiler are other notable exterior features.

Interiors of the car are decorated with high quality material and components. Honda's Intelligent Multi-Information Display (i-MID), featuring 5-inch dashboard screen grabs attention within the car cabin notifies driving details like mpg, HDD satellite navigation, idle stop status, climate settings and audio playback. Leather steering wheel / gear knob, ambient interior lighting, auto-dimming rear view mirror and sunglasses holder are major interior highlights. 

Safety aspect has been well addressed, as the car will be integrated with several active and passive arrangements. Anti-lock braking system (ABS) with electronic brake distribution (EBD) provides active safety to the vehicle. On the other hand, seatbelts with pretensioners and safety airbags ensure passive safety of passengers.