Monday, 12 December 2016

FORD SMAX 




2 Litre Duratorq TDCi (210 BHP(332 Foot Pound)(with Auto-Start-Stop)  I recommend turning this off as can be irritating. But that is an indivual choice.

0-62 mph in 8.8
Max Speed - 135 mph
6 Speed Gear box

Interior Audio and Communication Systems
Ford DAB Navigation Audio Radio/single CD/SD-navigation System AM/FM dual tuner radio with 5th channel phased diversity, DAB and TMC (traffic message channel) 8"LCD Touchscreen, 8 speaker primary audio, Ford SYNC 2, compass display, media hub with AUX jack, 2 USB and SD card slot and GPSM.
Instrument cluster - 10.1 colour TFT display
Climate Control
Air conditioning - Dual - Zone Electronic Automatic Temperature Control,Rear compartment air-conditioning.

Seats
7 Seater
Front seats - Sports style
Front seats - Driver's manual lumbar support adjustment
Front seats  - 4 -way manual driver seat (fore/aft/up/down)
Front seats - Passenger's manual lumbar support adjustment
Front seats - 4- way manual passenger seat (fore/aft/up/down/recline)
Front seats - 4 - way manual height adjust passive head restraints
Front seats - Variable heated driver and passenger seat
Front seats  - Driver and passengerunderseat storage
Loadspace
Load compartment4 tie down rings
Loadfloor - Metal sheet covered with carpet
Tonneau cover
Easy fold rear seats

Interior convenience features
Ford Power start Button
Ford Keyfree System wih Ford power Starter Button
Centre Console - with fixed armrest and storage
Centre Console - With covered moulded cup holders
Curtesy Lights - LED 2nd and 3rd row reading lights
Curtesy lights - Ambient Lighting (front door release handles, console cup holders, console main stowage bin, media hub, console pass though and front and rear footwells
Cruise control - Includes Speed Limiter and intelligent speed assistance
Mirror - Auto- dimming rear- view
My Key
Overhead Console- with sunglasses stowage and child observation Mirror
Stowage -  rear quarter trim
Windows - fixed rear quarter glass
Windows - Acoustic driver and passenger side windows (standard with AWD and powershift only)
Windows - Power front and rear with one-shot up and down
Windows - global window lowering/ closing.

Wheels
Alloy 18" 5x2 spoke (fitted with 235/50 tyres)

Interior design features
A-Pillar-Fabric, B-Pillar-Fabric
Floor mats-Carpet, front and rear deluxe
Gearshift knob-Leather-trimmed
Scuff plates-Bright finish front door
Pedal set with aluminium covers
Steering wheel-Leather wrapped

Safety
Ford Intelligent Protection System.



Thursday, 17 November 2016

VOLVO XC90



TWIN TURBO 0-60 7.4 and top speed of 139.07 mph. Diesel.
Luxouries 
Intellisafe Standard  includes:
Electronic Stability Control
Roll stability control
Driver Alert Control
Road Sign Information
Speed Limiter
Lane Keeper Aid
Automatic braking after a collision
City Safety
Safety Cage
Safety belts with reminders and pretensioners for all seats
Prepared front safety belts
Airbags
Brake pedal release
Whiplash protection system
Run-off road mitigation
Run-off road protection
Side Impact Protection System
Adaptive Cruise Control
Pilot Assist
Distance Alert

Intellisafe Options

Blind Spot Information System
Rear Collision Warning with Braking at stand still.
Cross Traffic Alert
360 degree Camera
Park assist Pilot
Integrated Booster Cushion.

Thursday, 3 November 2016


CITROEN SYNERGIE SX HDI


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This is the most comfortable car for long motorway journeys that I have ever known,
 it is also very reliable. It shouldn't go wrong, but if it does it is normally the natural acceleration sensor, this rarely happens.

2.0 Diesel    14.3  0-60

Top Speed            109mph                5 speed manual gearbox

Power                   110 bhp                climate control

Torque                   184 ft-Ib              cassette player (can be controlled from steering wheel)

                                                          Twin air bags
                                                     
                                                           Captain's chairs in the front.

Monday, 31 October 2016

Audi A7 Sportsback

Audi A7 Sportsback


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It’s a healthy line-up for the A7, because even the front-wheel drive 'Ultra' 3.0 TDImodel can do 0-62mph in 7.3 seconds before running out of steam at a respectable 149mph. Adding the extra torque and four-wheel drive traction of the 215bhp quattro doesn’t improve top speed but does shave the 0-62mph time to 6.8 seconds.
The gap between the more powerful 268bhp 3.0 TDI quattro and the BiTDI is pretty small, as the former does 0-62mph in 5.7 seconds while the latter ticks it off in 5.2 seconds. The TFSI sits in between them, at 5.3 seconds for 0-62mph, while all three cars are electronically limited to the German gentleman’s agreement figure of 155mph.With such muscular performance on offer from the regular A7 range, it is almost unthinkable that there are two quicker Sportbacks – the S7 does 0-62mph in 4.6 seconds while the mental RS 7 can achieve the sprint in a scarcely believable (for this size of car) 3.9 seconds. Both are still pegged at 155mph, although on the RS 7 you can opt to raise that limiter to either 174- or 189mph. Performance models can drop the 0-62mph time to 3.7sec.

To return to the regular range, the 3.0-litre TDI V6 is a lovely unit, creamy and strong no matter what output it’s providing. The TFSI is also a nice engine but it is outmanoeuvred by the torquier, more frugal BiTDI.

Interior and tech

Raving about an Audi interior is commonplace in automotive critiquing circles but there’s a reason why everyone is doing it – it’s because Audi cabins are superb. Some of them are perhaps a touch plain in the aesthetic stakes but they’re always beautifully built, ergonomically spot on and, nowadays, packed with kit. As a car from the top of the Audi range, the A7 has one of the ‘best of the best’ cabins.
There’s a huge transmission tunnel festooned with buttons, which might sound potentially confusing, but typically Audi marks everything clearly and it’s all intuitive to use. The eight-inch display screen that folds out of the dash looks oddly perched when in use, but it’s a nicer way of doing it than the fixed item you’ll find in current Mercs. Ahead of the driver is a seven-inch TFT display between the dials, which also displays information in crystal clear, modern graphics.OK, it’s not quite as jaw-dropping as the new TT’s interior, with its 12.3-inch Virtual Cockpit and its heating controls hidden in the vents, but it’s still wonderful in the A7. Every toy imaginable is either standard fit or on the A7’s options list, so it never wants for tech. Given the A7's age we'd not expect to see Virtual Cockpit making an appearance now, so you'd best wait for its replacement if you want the ultimate in cool interior tech.
Space is good for all occupants, although the sloping roofline does limit rear headroom. It’s only a four-seater, but it has a big 535-litre boot, rising to 1390 litres with the rear seats folded.

Ride and handling

No A7 is ever going to set your world on fire in terms of dynamics, because the largely quattro-driven range is classically Audi: loads of grip, capable of rapid direction changes and good in all manner of weather conditions – meaning the A7 will always be quick across ground – but it’s not particularly animated in terms of throttle adjustability in corners and it is also saddled with uncommunicative steering. Don’t, though, be tempted to tick the £1210 option for Dynamic Steering, which is a variable ratio assistance rack: we’ve only ever found this a deeply uncomfortable set-up with cloying, artificial weighting. 
Suspension changes model for model, with the passive systems starting with Dynamic Suspension (standard on the SE Executive). The S line cars get sportssprings and dampers with a 10mm drop in ride height, which can be deleted without cost on these cars but which is also a £410 option on the SE Executive. S line sports suspension, for some reason, is a no-cost option on S line cars and standard fit for the Black Edition.Adaptive air suspension (£2000) is an option on all models bar the S7 (where it’s not available at all) and does offer some discernible difference between its tauter Dynamic mode and softer Comfort setting. To be honest, though, none of these systems improve the A7’s handling dramatically – and that includes the £1100 electronic sports differential, which uses torque vectoring to supposedly sharpen up the rear axle. This is standard-fit on the S7. 
Where the A7 really excels, and why it is a success with target buyers, is in ride quality and refinement. Unlike sporty Audis of old, which had harsh, brittle rides, the A7 cushions occupants well from lumps and bumps, while wind, tyre and engine noise are beautifully suppressed. It’s helped on this scoreby weight, ranging from 1755- to 1955kg, which generally leads to a smoother ride. Tooling along a motorway on a hefty wedge of midrange torque is where the A7 is happiest, and where it makes its most convincing case to actually live with one.

MPG and running costs

Strong numbers here from an entirely EU6-compliant engine range. The Ultra is the obvious eco-champ, offering 62.8mpg and 118g/km in standard specification. The 215bhp 3.0 TDI quattro manages 61.4mpg, while the more powerful 268bhp version returns 54.3mpg and 138g/km on 19s, or 52.3mpg and 142g/km on 20s/21s.
The BiTDI and TFSI models can’t be optioned with 19s, so their figures are 44.8mpg and 167g/km, and 36.2mpg and 182g/km respectively. The S7 does 29.7mpg and emits 220g/km.
The diesel A7s are in insurance groups 38-45, with Benefit-in-Kind (BIK) of anything between 23 and 33 per cent for the 2016/17 tax year. The TFSI and S7 sit in insurance groups 44 and 45 respectively, with BIK figures of 33 and 37 per cent.
Audi offers either fixed or variable service schedules, depending on how you drive your car – we’re guessing the A7 will be picked for motorway miles, so an oil change is variable up to 19,000 miles or two years, with an inspection fixed at those figures. Audi’s standard warranty is three years/60,000 miles, with four years/75,000 miles (£730) and five years/90,000 miles (£1750) available. In all cases, the first two years are unlimited mileage, with the remaining year(s) subject to the mileage limits specified - and they are all transferrable to a new owner

Engine and gearbox

Four diesel models, based on one 2967cc V6 engine with varying numbers of turbos, and one 3.0 TFSI petrol unit make up an easy-to-understand A7 range. The base 3.0 TDI kicks out 215bhp and either 295lb ft (Ultra) or 369lb ft (quattro); the ultra makes its peak power from 4000-5000rpm, compared to the quattro’s 3250-4750rpm, but while maximum torque is down, the ultra counters with a wider plateau – delivering that 295lb ft from 1250-3750rpm, whereas the quattro’s 369lb ft is available across 1250-3000rpm.
There’s a more powerful iteration of the single-turbo 3.0 TDI, churning out 268bhp from 3500-4250rpm with an excellent 428lb ft spread over 1250-3250rpm, but the diesel hero is the 3.0 BiTDI quattro, a twin-turbo unit serving up 316bhp at 3900-4600rpm and a colossal 480lb ft from 1400-2800rpm. The TFSI V6 makes 328bhp at 5500-6500rpm and 325lb ft from 2900-5300rpm, if you’re interested. 
All A7s have self-shifting transmissions, the seven-speed dual-clutch S Tronic on everything bar the biturbo diesel, which gets an eight-speed Tiptronic automatic. Apart from the front-wheel drive ultra, all A7s are quattro all-wheel drive cars too, and the drivetrains are beyond reproach; they’re punchy, quiet and economical, while the gearboxes are smooth and fast-reacting.

Wednesday, 19 October 2016

Porsche Cayenne S Diesel

Porsche cayenne s diesel km 0


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Power283 kW (385 hp) at 3,750 1/minAcceleration from 0 - 100 km/h (0 - 62 mph)5.4 sTop speed252 km/h (156 mph)Fuel consumption* Combined in l/100 km (mpg)8.2 – 8.0 (34.4 - 35.3)CO2 emissions in g/km215 -209.


It has a very luxurious interior and also satnav plus air conditioning and a six cd autochanger and a eight speed tiptronic gearbox but I would personal use the paddles.



Wednesday, 12 October 2016

Chevrolet Captiva


"The Captiva is available with a choice of two 2.2-litre diesel engines, producing either 161bhp or 181bhp. The latter feels reasonably brisk once you put some revs on, but a hesitant turbocharger means the initial pickup is sluggish. We haven’t yet driven the entry-level 161bhp version."

"I'm in the process of finding out what this is like to drive, but I don't know when I'm going to give the report but I will do".

0 - 62 mph (acceleration) 11 seconds.

Diesel  top speed 118 MPH.

Wednesday, 27 July 2016

Ford Edge Sport



Diesel
Leather seats
Standard features in addition to Titanium.
20" black painted alloy wheels.
Body colour, lower door, wing and bodyside moulding.
Sony DAB Navigation system with 12 speakers.
Pedal set aluminium covers.
Adaptive steering system.
Black roof rails.

Manual
6 Speed manual
180 bhp
0 to 62 in 9.9 seconds
Max Speed 124
fuel consuption in L`10 km