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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 i8 Spyder Concept (2013)

CAR GARAGE | BMW i8 Spyder Concept (2013) | This third model of BMW i embodies the future of cutting-edge concepts and Emotionally appealing mobility. Its design sporting headlines the qualities of an open-top two-seater lightness blending, dynamic capability and efficiency with a very special aesthetic allure. Following the presentation of the BMW Concept and BMW i8 i3 Concept, the BMW Group introduces the BMW i8 Spyder Concept to the mix. The combination of intelligent lightweight design and state-of-the-art hybrid technology imbues the BMW i8 Spyder Concept with genuine sports car performance, yet its fuel consumption is no higher than you would expect from a small car. Among the most eye-catching features of the Spyder Concept BMW i8 are the upward-swiveling, windowless doors and a range of purpose-oriented on-board electric equipment Including kick boards stowed under a transparent tailgate.

The sports car is based around the innovative architecture Life Drive, Itself underpinned by a lightweight modular construction and the use of high-quality high-tech materials. The BMW i8 Spyder Concept is a plug-in hybrid powered by an e Drive drive train combining a high-performance electric motor and petrol combustion engine. Together, the car's minimized weight, low center of gravity and finely judged balance, coupled with a combined system output of up to 260 kW (354 hp), promise unbeatable dynamic capability, exceptional efficiency and unbridled driving pleasure.

The central information display in the BMW Concept i8 Spyder makes a key contribution to intelligent mobility. The car's power electronics are linked up to intelligent navigation and traffic guidance systems to enable the hybrid drive system to work at maximum efficiency. For example, proactive charging of the hybrid battery allows the BMW i8 Spyder Concept to negotiate a traffic tailback on the road ahead using electric power alone - and therefore without producing any emissions.

Like the Coupe, the BMW i8 Spyder Concept is also built around the innovative architecture Life Drive, a fusion of independent functional units. For example, the carbon-fiber-reinforced plastic (CFRP) Life module Gives the car an extremely lightweight passenger cell, while the drive modules - made primarily from aluminum components - bring together all the car's operational driving functions, Such as the power train, chassis and safety structure. This allows the engineers to give the car a low center of gravity and ideal balance. This overlapping and interlocking of surfaces and lines - "layering" in BMW i speak - is displayed both on the body and in the interior of the new car. The BMW i8 Spyder Concept's emotion-led design vividly spotlights the car's qualities, with lightness, efficiency and dynamic capability highlighted to particularly prominent effect.

Short front and rear overhangs and a low-slung silhouette define the side view of the BMW i8 Spyder Concept and underline its athletic character. Alluring lines and forms generate a strong forward-surging stance even before the car powers off the line. A rear diffuser visually imposing, three-dimensional water outlets and the U-shaped rear lights give the Spyder Concept BMW i8 an extremely wide appearance and emphasis its sporting credentials. The interior of the BMW i8 Spyder Concept is defined by three levels showcasing its Various functions.


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