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Nissan Altima (2013)

CAR GARAGE | Nissan Altima (2013) | The 2013 Altima gets the Nissan Connect SM and Advanced Drive-Assist Display (ADAD) installed. Infotainment and connectivity are the stuff They deal with: Bluetooth, hands-free messaging, Pandora integration, or USB are some of the features available on the Altima. Starting this summer, the 2013 Nissan Altima will in showrooms at the price of 21.500 dollars.   Now, that figure Remains to be confirmed. Other features include Bluetooth, a Bose sound system, Navigation Nissan Connect SM integrated smartphone connectivity, and other high-tech gizmos, most of them available on the standard version. Now, the engine choice for this car comes down to two units, both powered by gasoline. We have a 2.5 liter engine with four cylinders rated at 182 horsepower and 180 lb-ft of torque. Those wanting more for a V6 power unit displacing 3.5 liters is available. The latest from Nissan Xtronic CVT is Offered in both cases. The estimated fuel efficiency figures

BMW 5 Active Hybrid (2013)

CAR GARAGE | BMW 5 Active Hybrid (2013) | The BMW 5 Active Hybrid is the company's first to combine a model of BMW Twin Power Turbo six-in-line engine, an electric motor and an eight-speed automatic transmission. The BMW Active Hybrid 5's synchronous electric motor is powered by a lithium-ion high-voltage battery housed Between the wheel arches in the boot. All the hybrid-related power train and energy management components were developed specifically for the BMW Active Hybrid 5.

Available in Addition to the equipment fitted as standard and individuality are comfort-enhancing extras Such as active seats, active seat ventilation, an electrically adjustable steering column and a heated steering wheel. The selection of BMW Connected Drive systems available as an option for the BMW Active Hybrid 5 includes Park Distance Control, a rear-view camera, Surround View, Adaptive Headlights and a High-Beam Assistant. Other driver assistance systems on the options list are Speed Limit Info, BMW Parking Assistant, the Lane Change Warning System, the Lane Departure Warning System, BMW Night Vision with pedestrian detection and the BMW Head-Up Display.

Standard safety features on the BMW Active Hybrid 5 also include front and side airbags, side curtain head airbags for both rows of seats, three-point inertia-reel belts on all seats, front seat belt force limiters,, belt latch tensions and active head restraints , and ISOFIX child seat attachments in the rear. The hybrid components are likewise protected by a comprehensive safety package. The hybrid-related safety features protecting the lithium-ion high-voltage battery and the power electronics are integrated into the top-class active and passive comprehensive safety system featured on all BMW 5-Series models. Since the lithium-ion high-performance battery is packaged in the boot, the load capacity (375 liters) of the BMW Active Hybrid 5 is reduced by 145 compared with other liters BMW 5-Series Sedan models. The positioning of the high-voltage battery near to the rear axle also contributes to the balanced weight distribution of the BMW Active Hybrid 5.

The electric motor is powered by a lithium-ion high-voltage battery, the which again was developed specifically for the BMW Active Hybrid 5. The battery is encased in a special high-strength housing and positioned Between the wheel arches in the boot. The battery cooling system is integrated into the air conditioning cooling circuit. In Addition to its conventional 14V electrical system, the BMW Active Hybrid 5 is also equipped with a high-voltage electrical system with a rated voltage of 317V. Linked by a voltage transformer, these two systems Provide maximum electrical power throughout the operating range, for improved performance and comfort. Both the electric motor and the air conditioning compressor are powered exclusively by the lithium-ion high-voltage battery, via the high-voltage electrical system.


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