History of Volvo’s 6-cylinders
By December 29, 2010 Read More →

History of Volvo’s 6-cylinders

In the spring of 1929, the DB engine saw the light of day fitted to the equally new Volvo PV651, a car both larger and more comfortable than the ÖV and PV4 models. The 6 indicated the number of cylinders, 5 the number of seats and 1 stood for the first version of the new series. The DB engine was a conventional piece of machinery; all cast iron with side valves – the valves standing on the side in the block rather than being located in the cylinder head – and with a capacity of 3010 cc. With a 55 hp power output it easily brought the car past the 100 kph mark. An unusual and slightly extravagant detail was the heavy seven-bearing crankshaft which was both statically and dynamically balanced. Good fuel economy in those days meant anything less than 20 litres per 100 km, and the new six was considered to be very economical indeed and also proved very reliable and long-lasting. Those two properties were to characterise all D and E engine versions over the years.

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Road Test: 2011 Subaru Impreza WRX STI
By December 27, 2010 Read More →

Road Test: 2011 Subaru Impreza WRX STI

There’s nothing wrong with the 5-door version of the Impreza. However, most of the fans, including me, preferred the 4-door body type. Now Subaru has answered to our hopes and built a four-door version of the Subaru Impreza WRX STI. Not just the new body variant, but Subaru promises that MY2011 Impreza has also improved its driving performance due to the finely tuned suspension.

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Road Test: 2011 Mercedes-Benz CL 500 4Matic
By December 13, 2010 Read More →

Road Test: 2011 Mercedes-Benz CL 500 4Matic

If you think that Mercedes-Benz’s big coupe, the CL looks good in pictures, you should see it in real life. Because it’s just beautiful. It looks elegant and stylish, but has also sportier ingredients in its exterior. The facelifted CL has a newly designed front bumber with three air intake openings and a chrome trip strip. Daytime running lights with LED technology are integrated in the side openings for the brake cooling air. Headlights have a more curvy look and the radiator grille is designed to represent a V-shape, making the front of the car to look more dynamic. In the rear the design has remained pretty much the same as before. Only the rear lights have a new form.

Renault 4 (1961-1992)
By December 7, 2010 Read More →

Renault 4 (1961-1992)

In 1956, Pierre Dreyfus, then president of the Regie Nationale des Usines Renault, wanted to produce a versatile, inexpensive car with a worldwide calling which could match the changes in society that were being observed as the 1960s approached.

Road Test: 2011 BMW ActiveHybrid X6
By November 30, 2010 Read More →

Road Test: 2011 BMW ActiveHybrid X6

There are few exterior details, where BMW ActiveHybrid X6 differs from the standard X6. One and probably most noticeable is the Powerdome on the engine lid, which is required to make room for the hybrid technology in the engine bay. Of course there are also “ActiveHybrid” model designations on the tailgate and on the front doors. ActiveHybrid has 19-inch light-alloy wheels or, as an option, 20-inch light-alloy wheels in aerodynamically optimised Streamline design.

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Bentley Boys
By November 29, 2010 Read More →

Bentley Boys

The Bentley Boys were a group of wealthy motorists who raced Bentley cars to victories in 1920’s and helped to create the racing reputation for these green cars.