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Smart Drive: Mercedes E-Class Superlight

Tuesday, March 6th, 2012

Lightweight development is an more and more pivotal factor of automotive R&D, and an absolute should have at the upper end of the premium section. Whilst Audi continues to experience the benefits of its aluminum space frame technique, BMW is putting a crystal clear emphasis on carbon fiber. For its venture i automobiles, BMW has set up with SGL Carbon, a foremost methods provider that just lately also attracted the curiosity of the VW group.

For its component, Mercedes-Benz signed a cooperation deal with Toray, a Japanese C fiber provider. Each SGL & Toray are seasoned material experts that have acquired strong know-how in conditions of vehicle architectures, manufacturing processes, and value-reducing approaches.

Mercedes started out to discover the greater output potential of the light-weight black gold back again in 2010. Though they had acquired some experience when operating collectively with McLaren on the SLR, the German necessary a credible answer to the BMW i3 & i5, they necessary a remedy that met their price and quantity targets, and they necessary it quickly. Even though Audi is nevertheless hesitating to leap on the synthetic bandwagon, the VW group is also hoping to make up for misplaced time and has chosen Lamborghini as interim carbon fiber flagship brand name.

Even though E Superlight is mentioned to borrow factors from ho-hum principles like Mercedes E-Class India, Mercedes F800 (C-course-size) & F125 (S-class-dimensions), we can only assume that the current flamboyantly ornamental designs, questionable proportions, and more than-the-leading detailing will shortly give way to trend-environment architecture that is aerodynamically successful, purposeful and versatile, rather to search at, and sufficiently interesting to match the groundbreaking content material.

Even though we really don’t know nevertheless what visual theme, we do listen to that the Mercedes E-Superlight features a radical door concept with relatively brief rear pantograph sheets that swing out & back again. Many thanks to the tough and sturdy carbon fiber structure, there is no need for B-pillars that need to make entry and way out a truly grand experience.

Even though the suicide doors draw a specific equal to BMW’s undertaking i, Mercedes would go a single stage more by developing a total architecture that does without having an aluminum chassis. This is said to not only reduce expense and complexity, it delivers the bodyweight down further. In all, the car is explained to undercut the current metal-bodied E-course by virtually 800 lbs.

Toyota Avanza to be Released in early 2012

Sunday, December 11th, 2011

Toyota Kirloskar Motors, which has noticed huge results with all of its automobiles, be it the Qualis, its successor Innova or the just lately launched Etios, is all set to launch the Avanza, the new Multi-Purpose Automobile (Multi Purpose Vehicle) in the Indian auto market place in early 2012.
Toyota by now enjoys a chunk share of the Indian vehicle scene with an amazing line-up ranging from the lately released hatch, Etios Liva to the substantial off-roader,Land Cruiser. Toyota Avanza India would be an amazing addition to this already effective array.
Avanza, which shares very a number of attributes with the Toyota Innova, has a fashionable physical appearance. The exclusive Toyota front grill & new bumper layout are specifically eye-catchy. In addition to exterior alterations, new attributes will also be released in the Avanza. This would incorporate a digital instrument panel, which would empower the driver to get a lot more precise and clear watch of data with regards to the vehicle’s pace and power.

Toyota Avanza will be driven with a 1.5 litre four-cylinder 16 valve petrol motor, which generates highest power output of 109 PS & a higher torque of 141 Nm at 4400 rpm. In addition to that, the Multi Purpose Vehicle will be extremely fuel effective with an expected mileage of fifteen.eight kmpl. It is expected to have enhanced acceleration, greater fuel financial system, extraordinary power & torque courtesy Toyota`s Variable Valve Timing with intelligence (VVT-i) technologies.
According to the market professionals, Avanza would be a excellent performer on extended highway drives. The Toyota Innova has by now set unprecedented benchmark of highway functionality. Avanza would proceed the good operate and maintain the built-to-last track record of Toyota autos.
Even however smaller than Toyota Innova, the Avanza would be massive plenty of to be a seven-seater. It would contend in the fairly new segment in India, of the compact Multi Purpose Vehicle & is anticipated to be in the cost array of Rs.six lacs to Rs.8 lacs .At first only petrol varians would be released . Toyota appears to have no ideas to introduce a diesel variant of Toyota Avanza. Nonetheless, industry authorities advise that, going by the increasing demand for diesel cars in the Indian industry, the Avanza diesel would be a runaway good results.
Toyota Firm could unveil the Avanza Multi Purpose Vehicle to the public at the 11th Vehicle Expo to be held in New Delhi in January 2012. The Vehicle Expo would give the Toyota Organization the greatest platform to showcase their all new Multi Purpose Vehicle Avanza. Previously, the Toyota Etios sedan & Etios Liva hatchback ended up very first exposed to the public at the 10th Vehicle Expo held in January 2010. Each of the autos have been obtained very effectively by the public & the media & Toyota is expecting identical for Avanza.