Posts Tagged ‘german cars’

2012 Audi A6 Tested in Sicily
Last Updated on Monday, 14 February 2011 10:52
Written by ARtvKimatni
Monday, February 14th, 2011

Winters can be miserable and winters can be aspirational. Back home in Maryland there is snow everywhere. So the day drifts patiently into gloom if you allow it. However, in Sicily, Italy there are wondrous mountains, tight, winding roads, succulent recipes and fresh breezes from the Mediterranean Sea to jolt enthusiasm into your day. There was also the all-new 2012 Audi A6 which Automotive Rhythms was able to sample in every aspect like a football team at a buffet. The German sports sedan represents a technological roadmap of where the brand has been and where it decidedly is headed; undeniably in the right direction.


Here comes the 2012 BMW 1 Series Coupe
Last Updated on Thursday, 16 December 2010 06:44
Written by ARtvKimatni
Thursday, December 16th, 2010

BMW recently announced several updates to the 2012 BMW 1 Series Coupe that accentuate efficiency and premium quality. The unmistakable profile of the coupe is now sharper than ever. Its front fascia includes BMW’s innovative Air Curtain that counters turbulence near the wheel arches. New exterior design accents have been incorporated into the headlight and tail light clusters. In the interior, new switches and controls have a more refined look and feel.  Powered by a 3.0-liter, 230 horsepower inline-6 engine that generates 200 lb-ft of torque, the 128i Coupe features BMW’s Valvetronic throttle-less intake technology and aluminum/magnesium construction — core elements of BMW’s EfficientDynamics. The 135i features BMW’s newest 3.0-liter inline-6 engine. Equipped with a single, twin-scroll turbocharger and BMW’s Valvetronic throttle-less intake technology, the engine produces 300 horsepower and 300 lb-ft of torque. The updated 1 Series Coupe will go on sale this Spring.

Porsche 911 Carrera GTS & 911 Speedster
Last Updated on Sunday, 14 November 2010 10:41
Written by ARtvKimatni
Friday, October 1st, 2010

I have a newfound love for Porsche. It began with the Panamera. Now the German company has released two ultra-sporty, versions of the Porsche 911. The 911 Carrera GTS is the new top athlete in the Carrera family.  Then you have the 911 Speedster, which will go on sale as a limited edition with only 356 to be made. With an output of 408 hp, abundant drivability and its decidedly sporty equipment, the new 911 Carrera GTS takes its place (more…)