2011 SUZUKI KIZASHI SPORT
Offered on both the GTS and SLS sedans, the Sport group adds a mildly revised front fascia, revised side sill moldings, extra chrome trim, and a trunk-mounted spoiler. Unique 18-inch wheels are two pounds lighter than before, and engineers blessed the Kizashi with a revised suspension setup, which lowers the ride height by 10 mm.
The suspension changes, it seems, are the extent of the mechanical upgrades gifted to the Kizashi Sport. Power comes from a 2.4-liter DOHC I-4, which is rated at 185 horsepower, and 170 pound-feet of torque at 4000 rpm. A six-speed manual transmission is standard, although a continuously variable transmission is optional. Selecting the CVT drops the engine’s output to 180 horsepower.
Inside, the Kizashi Sport receives a few unique touches, including revised front “sport” seating, along with perforated leather on the steering wheel.
2011 BMW ALPINA B7 xDRIVE
Alpina debuted the new B7 sedan at this year’s New York auto show and the big news was the car’s availability in either short- or long-wheelbase configuration.
With significant revisions to BMW’s standard 4.4-liter twin-turbo V-8 that include new pistons, larger intercoolers, and increased boost pressure. well-rounded 500 horsepower and a full 516 pound-feet of torque.
This car will be powered by BMW’s intelligent all-wheel-drive system. The latest Alpina sticks to the street, even if that street is wet or snowy.