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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

Mazda MX-5 (2014)

CAR GARAGE | Mazda MX-5  (2014) | We've been hearing more Lately rumors regarding the next generation Mazda MX-5. The problem apparently lies with Their 1.5-liter naturally-aspirated inline-four with SKYACTIV technology. Engineers Were not Able to get enough horsepower from this engine in order to meet expectations.They Considered then using a variant of the current 2.0-liter inline-four, but that failed to meet fuel economy Appears numbers.It now the company has narrowed Their options down to either a 1.8-liter inline-four with SKYACTIV or even a 1.3-or 1.5-liter inline-four with forced induction.

The end goal is for the new MX-5 to Achieve around 150hp with a 10 percent improvement in fuel economy over the current model. Mazda engineers are also focusing attention on much of Their weight, with the ultimate goal of reducing the car's mass to 2.200 lbs. or less. Yes, time is short and with a model as Important as the MX-5, it's vital for Mazda to get this right.


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