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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

Porsche Panamera Diesel (2012)

CAR GARAGE | Porsche Panamera Diesel (2012) | Visually the Porsche Panamera Diesel resembles the Panamera with the V6 petrol engine, the exterior difference being the "diesel" lettering on the front doors and the tailpipe covers specially developed for the diesel. In terms of its driving dynamics and comfort, the new vehicle is a genuine four door Porsche Gran Turismo through and through. It features steel springs as standard. Porsche Active Suspension Management (PASM) adaptive damper control and adaptive air suspension with additional volumes of water are available as an option.

The Porsche Panamera Diesel features as standard steel spring suspension. The damper settings can be adjusted by the driver in three stages - Comfort, Sport, Sport Plus. Porsche also offers adaptive air suspension as an option Including PASM..  The Porsche Panamera Diesel's braking system is designed for performance with Porsche's trade mark stopping power. The braking power on the front axle is provided by six-piston aluminum monobloc fixed-calliper brakes and brake discs diameter 360 millimeter. Four-piston aluminum monobloc fixed-calliper brakes and brake discs 330 millimeter diameter are fitted on the rear axle. The particularly efficient and race-proven Porsche Ceramic Composite Brake (PCCB) system is available as an option for the Panamera Diesel as well.

The sophisticated exhaust system ensures That the current Euro 5 standard limits are comfortably met. Downstream of the turbocharger, the exhaust gases pass successively through the oxidation catalytic converter, diesel particulate filter (DPF) and silencer. The extent to the which the particulate filter is clogged with soot is calculated by two per-programmed clogging models in the engine control system. The other clogging the model is provided by the flow resistance in the DPF, calculated using signals from the exhaust gas pressure sensor, the exhaust gas temperature sensor and water mass meter. A distinction is drawn Between passive regeneration of the catalytic ally-coated particulate filter (without involving the engine control system) and active regeneration (involving the engine control system).

In terms of ambiance and equipment, the Porsche Panamera Diesel's passenger compartment offers the typical elegant and sporty standard That is the hallmark of every Porsche's Gran Turismo. The comfort seats with electric Their eight-way adjustment of seat height, seat and backrest angle as well as fore / AFT adjustment are included in the standard equipment. Heated driver and front passenger seats or heating for all four seats is available if Desired. Similar to other models, the Porsche Panamera Diesel features a two-zone automatic climate control as standard with separate temperature control and water distribution for driver and front passenger. Also available as an option for the Panamera's V6 models as well are the familiar individual equipment options, Such as for example Park Assist front and rear, Porsche Entry & Drive or adaptive cruise control.


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