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2012 Volkswagen NMS Unveiled, to be Called Passat in North America 10
Jan
Posted by Alex Ion in automatic climate control, Automotive News, Event Coverage, GPS navigation, New Midsize Sedan, NMS, North America, Passat, power windows, Touareg, Volkswagen on 01 10th, 2011

Volkswagen has announced their New Midsize Sedan (NMS) on the eve of the Detroit. Auto show. The vehicle will be called the Passat in North America. The vehicle features a spacious cabin with Touareg-inspired instrument cluster, premium chrome accents as well as best-in-class legroom.

All the three trim models available come with a host of facilities such as automatic climate control, power windows, cruise control, outside temperature display with frost warning and Bluetooth connectivity.

Apart from these, it is also equipped with power seats, leather upholstery, GPS navigation, wood trim, ambient lighting, and keyless access with push button starting.

Three engines are available. The entry-level 2.5-liter five-cylinder engine produces 170 hp (127 kW / 172 PS) and 177 lb-ft (240 Nm) of torque. 3.6-liter V6 produces 280 hp (209 kW / 284 PS) and 258 lb-ft (349 Nm) of torque.

The third one being the 2.0-liter TDI produces 140 hp (104 kW / 142 PS) and 236 lb-ft (320 Nm) of torque.

2012 Volkswagen Passat will go on sale later this year with a price tag of $20,000.

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Audi A7 Sportback Luxury Hatchback Debuts in Paris 30
Sep
Posted by Alex Ion in A7 Sportback, audi, Automotive News, Bang and Olufsen, climate control, Event Coverage, GPS navigation, hatchback model, V6 engines on 09 30th, 2010

Audi launched their luxury hatchback model, A7 Sportback, in Paris. The model which comes with a sporty styling, LED lights and 18-inch alloys (19-inch and 20-inch are optional) gives an outstanding impression from outside.

The cabin is featured with a 6.5 inch MMI display, aluminum trim, and up to 1390 liters (49.1 cubic feet) of cargo capacity. Additional features and options include wood trim, GPS navigation system, four-zone climate control, and a heated steering wheel. A 1300watt Bang and Olufsen audio system can also be in the list of add on features.

The model comes in petrol and diesel variants and four V6 engines (two each for one variant) will be offered by the company. Petrol variants offer a 2.8 liter FSI with a power of 150kW (204hp / 201PS) and a supercharged 3.0 liter TFSI with a power output of 220kW (295hp / 299PS).

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Customers can opt from two 3.0 liter diesel engines that vary in power. One will be having a power output of 150kW (204hp / 201PS) and the other will be coming with a power of 180kW (241hp / 245Ps) . The model has a base price of Euros 51650 and will be on sale later this autumn.

(Via Autoblog)







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