2011 VOLKSWAGEN TRANSPORTER ROCKTOR
The new Volkswagen Transporter Rockton full size vans, which a tougher version of the standard Transporter with increased off-road ability. It is based on the recently facelifted Kombi variant and comes equipped with a Haldex-based four-wheel drive system with a differential lock on the rear axle as standard.
The 2011 Volkswagen Transporter Rockton is offered with a 2.0-liter turbo diesel engine in a choice of two outputs, with 140HP or 180HP.
Volkswagen’s engineers added a reinforced suspension and damping while also increasing the ride height by 30 millimeters in the standard version to improve its off-road prowess.
VW also offers buyers two more options, the Expedition and Protective packages. The Expedition option adds 16-inch all-terrain tires on reinforced steel rims and a different transmission which the company claims ” provides greater pulling power in off-road operation”, plus individually sliding and removable seats trimmed in a special fabric inside.
Moreover, buyers might want to add the Protective Package, which includes underbody protection plates for the engine and transmission, fuel tank, side sills, rear axle and exhaust system. A multi-function container with a desk and a mesh partition for the passenger space is also available.
2010 AC SCHNITZER MINI E POLICE CONCEPT
AC Schnitzer built the MINI E Police Look Concept to realize a car that can satisfy tuning aficionados and also meet safety standards. It is being showcased at the 2010 Essen Motor Show.
The MINI E Police car is powered by an electric motor with 204 hp on tap and plenty of low-down torque (maximum is 220 Nm or 162 lb-ft). It completes the standard sprint from standstill to 100 km/h (62 mph) in 8.5 seconds and has a limited top speed of 152 km/h (95 mph).
2010 MINI E Police Look Concept finished in the classic Polizei colors, the concept has the latest signaling system from Hella mounted on the roof and special wraps from Foliatec. AC Schnitzer’s comprehensive tuning package made it even better while the police livery is an interesting take on the “safety” theme.
Tuner added modified front and rear bumpers, plus lowered side skirts, improve the car’s looks, while bonnet vents and a large roof spoiler complete the bodykit. Also opted for new alloys, the 18-inch MI 2 wheels feature an 8-spoke design and are wrapped in high-performance Hankook Ventus S1 Evo tires. Stopping power is provided by an upgraded brake system, boasting 328mm 4-pot caliper (in front) ventilated disks. There is also a complete suspension kit.
In interior of AC Schnitzer MINI E Police Look Concept includes the boys in blue are greeted by aluminum pedals, footrest and handbrake handle.