2012 PORSCHE PANAMERA DIESEL
The Panamera selection extends using the introduction of the new Porsche Panamera Diesel, further enhancing the model’s appeal to United kingdom buyers. A luxurious Gran Turismo, the Porsche Panamera Diesel is capable of taking 4 passengers in sporting comfort from Lands End to Loch Ness without refuelling.
Coping effortlessly with short bursts of speed and cross nation touring, this long distance sporting efficiency is delivered from the smooth-running three.0-litre V6 engine having a rated output of 250 hp (184 kW) achieved amongst 3,800 rpm and four,400 rpm. The greatest torque of 550 Nm, obtainable all of the way from one,750 rpm to 2,750 rpm, delivers large pulling power. It truly is solely accessible with rear-wheel generate and uses a extremely efficient eight-speed Tiptronic S as regular. The six-cylinder turbo diesel engine powers the new Gran Turismo from 0 to 62 mph (0-100 km/h) in 6.eight seconds, having a best velocity of 150 mph (242 km/h).
The Porsche Panamera Diesel gives a extremely attractive driving variety of extra than 745 miles on one 80-litre tank, emits 172 g/km and delivers a Mixed fuel economic system of 43.5mpg (6.five l/100 km). Using the optional lower rolling resistance tyres, efficiency improves additional still, to 167 g/km and 44.8mpg on the Combined cycle.
The model’s three.0-litre V6 engine is state with the art in diesel technologies: prevalent rail direct injection by means of piezo valves at a strain of 2000 bar, turbocharging employing electrically managed variable geometry turbochargers (VGTs) and emission manage accomplished by managed exhaust gas recirculation, oxidation catalyst and particle filter.
Performance, generous torque and small usage are accompanied by smooth running, reliability and low emissions. An additional contributing element will be the car start/stop functionality, which can be fitted as regular. Adaptive air suspension is on the market as an alternative to the regular steel spring suspension, to offer an even wider range of suspension settings to extend the driving characteristics additional nonetheless.
2011 PEUGEOT EX1 CONCEPT BREAK ELECTRIC CAR RECORD
A concept version of an EV is an even rarer sight on the “Green Hell”, but that’s exactly what Peugeot did as it put the EX1 design study at work on the world’s toughest circuit.
It wasn’t just a pleasure ride, however, since Peugeot visited the ‘Ring to break the lap record for electric cars. And it did, with driver Stéphane Caillet lapping the 20.8-kilometer (12.92-mile) long track in 9 minutes and 1.338 seconds, at an average speed of 138,324 km/h (85.95 mph), in “very unfavorable weather conditions”, according to the French automaker. The previous lap record set by an electric car belonged to the Mini E racer, which lapped the German track last year in 9 minutes and 51.45 seconds.
The radical-looking concept measures just 0.90 meters in height and 1.77 meters in width and makes use of a monocoque body structure manufactured from a carbon/honeycomb composite to optimize weight and rigidity.
The electric Peugeot knocked an incredible 50 seconds off the previous record time, on a track where shaving just one full second off a lap record is considered an accomplishment. The electric, four-wheel-drive Peugeot averaged a speed of 85 miles per hour during its record run, and was powered by two motors providing a total of 340 horsepower.