2012 CHEVROLET CAPTIVA SPORT
GM plans to make the Chevrolet Captiva Sport a rental vehicle, the name is Saturn Vue. Chevrolet Captiva Sport will be offered in LS and LT models, with four trim packages, including an all-wheel-drive model (LTZ). And will only be sold to fleet customers in the USA, with deliveries set to start in the fourth quarter of 2011.
The LS model is equipped with either an Ecotec 2.4-liter direct-injected four-cylinder or a 3.0-liter direct-injected V6 engine, both matched to a fuel-saving six-speed automatic transmission. The higher grade LT (FWD) and LTZ (AWD) models get the V6 engine as standard.
While the LT model adds OnStar and Bluetooth phone connectivity, while the LTZ also gets a rear-view camera, leather trim package, a 10-speaker sound system and a sunroof.
Both models feature standard 17-inch alloys, XM Satellite Radio, six-speaker sound system, four-wheel disc brakes with antilock, traction control, StabiliTrak electronic stability control, air conditioning, power locks and windows (with driver’s express down) and remote keyless entry.
HAMANN BMW X6M GETS CARBON KITS
Hamann first released their BMW X6M upgrade program back in February 2010, and at this year’s Geneva auto show they showed an updated, carbon fiber version. Basically, the Hamann BMW X6M has received various carbon fiber aerodynamic parts, without any updates in the engine compartment
Hamann’s new BMW X6M comes with a new front spoiler lip, rear diffuser, rear boot lid wing and roof wing, all made from carbon. The list continues with the rear lights surrounds, roof rails, side mirror casings and bonnet. Hamann’s carbon fiber bonnet for the BMW X6M could reduce the overall weight of the car quite a bit. Less weight means improved performance of course.
The standard engine’s output is raised to 670 hp / 493 kW at 6,000 rpm and 950 Nm of torque between 1,500 and 5,650 rpm. With four-wheel-drive and this much power, Hamann’s BMW X6M is able to accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h in 4.2 seconds and up to a top speed of 300 km/h.
To be able to manage such speeds, the Hamann BMW X6M is fitted with MOV´IT high performance brakes with 6 piston calipers and 420 x 40 millimeters discs at the front and 4 piston calipers and 380 x 32 millimeters discs at the rear.