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Lexus CT200h The ax in America | Car New Mag

The Lexus CT200h has reached the end of the road in the United States, as Car & Driver reports the tailgate will be dropped after the 2017 model year.
The CT200h was launched in America at the 2010 New York Auto Show and was particularly suitable for European customers.
Despite the Lexus’ most affordable model with a base price of $ 31,250, the car never really caught with consumers as the company sold around 15,000 units annually in the United States. However, the recent competition from models such as the Audi A3 and Mercedes CLA has shortened sales and the company has moved last year only 8,903 CT.

The CT200h is reportedly continuing to be sold in other markets, but in the United States the brand entry model is the NX crossover, which starts at $ 35,285.
As CT, the CT200h has a drive train consisting of a 1.8-liter Atkinson-cycle four-cylinder engine and a small electric motor that produces a combined maximum output of 134 hp (135 hp). This allows the car to rear back 43 mpg city, …

2017 Harley-Davidson"s Street Rod Video review

Not so long ago, I got a chance to throw a leg over the Harley-Davidson Street Rod, a bike that represents an exciting new direction for the 114-year-old company. If you are a regular reader of RideApart, you will know that a certain test ride did not end well for me.

Apparently shining for the punishment, a few weeks after my first test ride Harley in contact and asked if I would be interested in driving the Street Rod again, this time on one of the most famous (and infamously) Twisty streets in Spain: the Called Ronda Road, which leads from the coastal town of Marbella to the picturesque Ronda. Damn right I would be interested. The big amount of Street Rod (37.3 degrees on the right, 40.2 degrees on the left) means that it was made for twisted roads – which I had not a chance to experience when I first put the bike in Florida tested.

So I grabbed my GoPro and hopped as fast as possible on a plane. I will admit that my video skills will continue to grow (it will probably take a while…

BMW Concept Link Scooter leans into the future [w/Video]

BMW has certainly struck us with the disclosure of the new 8-series-car. But this is not the only concept that it will bring to the villa this year.

The motorcycle division has also cooked this rather pioneering electroroller concept. The link has a number of innovations that riders should find interesting.

ConceptLink also features a head-up display that projects the instruments and navigation information on the orange windshield that sits over the touchscreen panel on the handlebar.

The Bavarian manufacturer also provides a wide range of customization possibilities that would make it very personalizable – when it was put into production. For the time being, this remains a showpiece, but we would not be surprised that many of its innovations are coming to the Munich production scooter in the near future.

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Bob wrote a great article about tools in the Model T forum on Facebook and mentioned that he inherited tools from his father who was given them by his grandfather ... that"s so cool!

(And here is what he wrote 🙂

What dad me about loans and lending tools
The loan of a tool is a sacred, sacred thing, especially when it comes to this kind of rare, extremely hard to replace, vintage device that work oh-so- Much better than anything produced in the last half century (and you know the guy I’m talking about, they’re always rust-colored, without actually being rusty). Man, that is an expression of trust!
I was raised by a second Italian-American dad in a paper varnish hat, shoulder strap undershirt and leather tool belt. Grandpa wore the same uniform Both made their creatures as disciplined craftsmen and both treated their tools as a priest treated golden altar utensils. When he gave me my first bike, Dad pulled himself out of his tool cabinet, a Satchel handle of old hand tools – and with laser beam eye contact, allowing me to use them, as I needed, explicitly caused her careful care and attention Return. One was sure to be careful with the tools Grandpa had handed over to…

2018 VW Tiguan first to mark new 2.0LT TSI engine

The new 2018 VW Tiguan has been started in dealerships across the US over the past years with the updated version of the 2.0-liter TSI engine
The latest 3B version of VW’s EA888 is expected to offer improved fuel economy and 20 percent more torque in the new Tiguan, compared to the 1.8-liter TSI currently available in the Passat, Jetta, Beetle, And golf models.
VW claims That most components of the engine have been updated, including the cast iron block, the valve springs and the aluminum alloy piston and cylinder head.

The new TSI petrol engine runs on a modified Miller combustion cycle that is unique to the VW Group to make it more efficient in day-to-day driving conditions. Overall, the new 184hp engine produces a top torque of only 1,600 rpm at 4,400 rpm and 221lb-ft.
VW claims that the new engine design for a higher fuel consumption is the sophisticated valve control system on the intake camshaft, which can change from short to long valve opening depending on the engine load.
The new …

New Ford Fiesta takes over production in Europe

The production of the new Ford Fiesta has begun at the factory in Cologne.
Ford has invested 293 million euros in new production processes to build the new model, with the company claiming that a new Fiesta will roll off the track every 68 seconds.
Europe’s top selling car shows the latest product strategy from Ford, with the new Fiesta available in four different versions – the sporty ST line, the sophisticated Vignale and Titanium, the Active Pseudo Crossover and the Fiesta ST range The latter two will arrive next year.
“We have this iconic small car lovable, fun and sporty-to-drive character to the next level, with a wider range of models than ever before and with advanced technologies and features that small car customers could only have A few years ago, “said Jim Farley, Vice President and President of Europe, Middle East and Africa, Ford Motor Company.
The new generation of Ford Supermini is longer and wider than its predecessor, with the company also a significant improvement in th…

Aston Martin Valkyrie owner to scan their body 3D-scanned for the driver"s seat

Aston Martin will 3D scan the body of customers who place a deposit for the upcoming Valkyrie Hypercar to give them the perfect driving position.

“We are not focused on maximum speed limit. We are concentrating on how dynamic the car is,” he said.
Aston Martin’s Valkyrie will be created in collaboration with Red Bull Advanced Patrik Nilsson, President of Aston Martin Asia, CNBC .
“Like the Formula One, the winner car is the fastest, the fastest around the corner and accelerates the fastest, not necessarily the top speed.”
Each example will be tailor-made for the happy owner, and that includes a full 3D scan of their bodies for the driver’s seat.
Adrian Newey, the most successful F1 designer in the world, has helped publish the upcoming Aston Martin Valkyrie, with the company aiming for a 1,000 kg empty weight for the final production examples.
The power will come from an F1-inspired hybrid powertrain combining a 6.5-liter naturally aspirated engine with a Rimac KERS system for a total of 1…

Has Lamborghinis Nurburgring hero worth the wait

So we know that the Lamborghini Huracan Performant has a lap record around the Nürburgring and that there are all kinds of Aero magic, but is it actually somehow good to drive?, 2017 Lexus IS 200t Review: Schärferes Bild

The crew of Piston Heads recently flew to the worldwide launch of the track-focused Lamborghini at Imola to find out and based on this review and other recently published written reviews, it appears that the Italian Marque finally has a model in its range The dynamism and driving pleasure of the Ferrari 458 Speciale and McLaren 675LT2018 Chevrolet Cruze Diesel price starting at $ 24,670

Dan Trent comments that the dynamic steering system of the car has been dramatically improved and helps immediately to inspire confidence in the driver. In addition, he says that the active aerodynamics make it possible that the performance of the Supercars is not applied early on leaving corners. These changes, combined with many others, seem to have converted Lamborghini’s V10 super…

Fernando Alonso qualified fifth for Indy 500

Fernando Alonso has qualified for the next weekend with the Indy 500, which proved to be a successful week of practice and qualified for the rookie.

During his qualification run, the Spaniard averaged 231,300 miles an hour around the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. This puts him behind Japan’s Takuma Sato in the fourth, former F1 driver and last year’s winner Alexander Rossi in third, Ed Carpenter in the second and New Zealand’s Scott Dixon, who claimed pole with a 232,164 mph average.

Roborace Car completes first public tests in Paris – Car new mag

Speaking with the BBC After his impressive qualifying result, Alonso said that during his run Alonso had encountered some minor engine problems, but was satisfied with the result.

“I think the car was better than yesterday. We had an over-boost problem (with the turbocharger) in the last corner, so the engine was like the brakes and I lost a bit “He said, claiming the problem could have cost him an average speed of 0.3-0.5 mph

Alonso will mi…

Gray Novitec N-Largo S Ferrari F12 Is not for the Weak-Hearted

A rare example of Novitec Rosso’s Ferrari F12 Berlinetta-based N-Largo S could be all for ‘only’ $ 735,000, almost double the price of a standard F12.
The N-Largo S was introduced last year as an even more open variant of the standard N-Largo of the tuning specialist. Compared to its predecessor, the N-Largo S has a different exterior, which means it is 7 cm wider at the front and 11 cm wider at the back. There are also huge 21-inch and 22-inch wheels.
Roborace Car completes first public tests in Paris – Car new mag
This particular unit built on James Edition is the first of only 11 and like everyone else, has a naturally aspirated 6.3-liter V12 engine delivers 770 hp. Its carbon fiber body has also been painted in a steely gray tone and has a series of eye-catching silver and black wheels.
With less power and less practical than the new Ferrari 812 Superfast, a car like the Novitec N-Largo makes no economic sense. However, for those who have enough money to compete with a bank, the car…

2018 Chevrolet Cruze Diesel price starting at $ 24,670

Price details for the 2018 Chevrolet Cruze Diesel have just been announced and the customers have to cough a hefty premium on the gasoline engines in the USA
The prices for the 2018 Cruze LT Diesel Manual Sedan start at $ 24,670, including the $ 875 destination fee. Opt for the automatic and the price increases to $ 26,270. The prices for the 2018 Cruze Diesel Hatchback start at $ 26,310 for the LT manual and $ 26,740 for the LT Automatic.
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Cars Direct notes that a Diesel Cruze equipped with the automatic transmission is $ 3,945 more expensive than its gasoline equivalent. However, the diesel is used with the so-called “convenience package”, an option that costs $ 1,150 in the petrol models.
While there are a number of competitors on the market to the new Cruze rear door model, including the Toyota Corolla iM and Kia Forte5, they do not have the option of a diesel engine.
The diesel engine, which supplies both the Cruze sedan and the tailgate model,…

Roborace Car completes first public tests in Paris - Car new mag

Roborace has brought his first autonomous racing car to the Paris EPrix and debuted the model for the first time in public.
Roborace has driven his DevBot test muzzle at a number of races during this year’s Formula E season, but this is the first time the company’s finished vehicle has reached a racetrack.
Talking to Motorsport Roborace Chief Technology Officer Bryn Balcombe said that the company is still trying to be perfect The Autonomous Race Driver.
“It came in a few millimeters of the barrier and that is a bit too tight for the safety margin! We change this line at the moment only to make sure that it is not so close.” The car is in its own recognition state And learn the environment, we had a vehicle behind, but that’s just a safety mechanism, “he said.
read: 2017 Lexus IS 200t Review: Schärferes Bild
The power supply of the Robocar are four 300 kW electric motors, which allow every racing driver to reach 200 mph (320 km / h). In theory, that is. If you can operate the car yourself,…

Tim Allen"s latest TV show, Last Man Standing Quite funny

Very war of s.x humor … it is a cry.

This is where he works, but when he goes home and is his wife and three daughters, he has to try to maintain his virility in a world dominated by women and to be a good example of what men are for his grandson The little child raising his unwanted daughter in her parents (Tim Allen’s character house), as so many Gen X people do.

It’s streaming on Netflix. ABC broadcast it and it just canceled. Seems they are not a fan of Tim Allen’s adult-oriented father and husband’s humor. Disney is not about this kind of humor, they are about princesses and merchandising, and Disney owns ABC.
Despite strong reviews (2nd most-watched comedy on ABC after and a loyal fan base studio 20th Century Fox Television is looking for a new home for the show.
The show had no valuation problem – it average 6.4 million viewers this season on Friday night, and that should be graded upward on a curve, since the

Instead of Last Man Standing, they will radiate the Princess…

2017 Lexus IS 200t Review: Schärferes Bild

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The Lexus IS 200t is characterized by today"s harvest of compact Luxussport sedans with strongly extroverted styling. Love or hatred of this car, it will not be ignored, and the optional F sports package on this IS 200t RWD model is written as an exclamation point at the end of a set in caps. Perform with its appearance, but is the IS 200t the best chance of bedding in your garage. This is because it is on the small side, its ride is one-dimensional, and its base engine does not live up to the promise of its aggressive appearance. Go for it if you love the look, but be aware of everything else you are – and are not – get.

Well-trained engine The turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine in the IS 200t is not a power pack, with only 241 hp and 258 pound-feet of torque, but it is hardly behind the V6 in the More expensive IS 300 (255 hp / 236 pounds offered -ft) and is among the best in the form of refinement. …

Car New Mag | 2017 Mercedes-Benz Metris Review: Sharp-Dressed Van

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Many Americans do not know that Mercedes-Benz plays the part of Ford in Europe in their commercial vehicle market; Like most plumbing cars and taxis wearing a blue oval, they carry a three-pointed star in Europe. This perception is changing since Mercedes has succeeded in the States with its fullsize Sprinter van. About the brand"s smaller, less expensive Metris-Van seems to come as a child play. While this medium-sized cargo van is profiting from being a Mercedes in the same way as the Sprinter does, there are some peculiarities that companies in the US may not like.

Impressive appearance With classic Mercedes design cues, optional body colored front and rear bumper and light alloy rims, this van makes a great first impression. I"ve talked with small business owners who drive either the Metris or the larger Sprinter, and they claim the Mercedes badge itself implies their business is …

Celebrate Smokey and the Bandit"s 40th With These Sweet Renders | Cars New Mag

This weekend 40 years ago, arguably the largest car movie ever opened, opened in the theaters in the United States. We talk about Smokey and the bandit a movie as well as it made a star from a 200-horsepower 1977 Pontiac Trans Am. Yes, there is a Campy Flic with low forehead humor, but there is no denying the charm and chemistry that brought stars Burt Reynolds, Sally Field, Jerry Reed and Jackie Gleason to the action
In honor of the film, we reached our friends at CarSpring for a flashback fun. The Bandit’s black-gold color scheme is as iconic as the Trans Am that carried it, so CarSpring instructed some outstanding rendering from a couple of modern rides with right bandit flare. And for the fun of it, we also redesigned a few other cars from the film with modern double-boaters. Join us now for a surrealistic journey back to 1977.
Bandit’s Trans Am – Chevrolet Camaro
We could not drive this trip any differently. Pontiac is no longer with us, but more than a few modern Trans Amss have …

Cars New Mag | Millennials like Mercedes and other luxury brands

Car makers are constantly trying to appeal to thousands of years, but a recent study suggests luxury and prestige is the key to their heart.
Quote an EquiTrend study from the Harris Poll, the Detroit Bureau reported thousands of years have a love affair with Mercedes. The German car manufacturer boasted the highest equity rating among car manufacturers, but other luxury brands were not far behind the millennium, such as BMW, Genesis, Lexus and Porsche.

Despite their predilection for the finer things in life, thousands of years are not exactly flush with cash. As a result, Harris notes that “thousands of thousands are much less likely to have truly luxury cars than older generations.”
That brings us to the mainstream manufacturers, which millennia rather buy vehicles. According to the study, Toyota was the top brand that was favored by the age group, and it was followed by Honda, Chevrolet and Ford. According to Joan Sinopoli, vice president of the brand solutions at The Harris Poll, “The…