2012 FORD RANGER
Ford Ranger pickup truck going on sale in 180 markets around the world. But before that, it makes worldwide debut at this week’s Australian International Motor Show in Sydney together with Mazda BT-50.
Ford Ranger will be available in three different cab body styles, 4×2 and 4×4 drivetrains, two ride heights and four series choices. It more step closer to passenger cars in terms of styling, interior appointments as well as technology features. At the cargo box of the new Double Cab is more than 100mm wider than before, 1,549mm long by 511mm high and with a maximum cargo width of 1,560mm. Volume is rated at 1.21 cubic meters.
2012 Ford Ranger powered by a choice of two new common rail Ford Duratorq TDCi diesels, a 2.2-liter TDCi four-cylinder unit with 150HP and 375Nm [277 lb-ft], or a 3.2-liter TDCi inline-five rated at 200HP and 470Nm [347 lb-ft], and new six-speed automatic and manual transmissions.
All Ranger models will come equipped with a new Electronic Stability Program (ESP) system that includes four-wheel traction control and roll-over mitigation, as standard. Other new technologies include Rear Park Assist and new Rearview Camera system, plus the availability of side curtain airbags on all cab styles for the first time.
Little different, the 4WD models are equipped with an electronically controlled transfer case that allows drivers to shift from 4×2 to 4×4 through an electronic switch located on the console, while low range gearing can also be enabled.
2010 MERCEDES BENZ 358 CONCEPT
Mercedes-Benz after a two year absence from the Australian International Motor Show and now it is returning to this year’s edition of the event that takes place in Sydney from October 15th to 24th with a special C63 AMG, called the 358 Concept. The show car was co designed by Mercedes-Benz Australia and built by AMG.
2010 Mercedes-Benz 358 Concept based of C63 AMG, in the world to be painted in designo Pearl Orange paint from the AMG factory in Affalterbach bright orange paintwork aside. 358 Concept features an AMG Performance Package Plus which lifts the 6.2-liter V8 engine’s output from 336 kW (457-hp) to 358 kW (480-hp).
In addition it is equipped the Performance Package Plus are unique 19-inch multi spoke alloy wheels in black, KEYLESS-GO and extended designo leather appointments in the cabin.