Watch a BMW 328xi wagon, 530xi wagon, X3, and X5 rip through the snow using the xi awd system. Here's a brief explanation of the xi awd system: For 2006, BMW neutralized that last excuse by adding its xDrive all-wheel-drive system—similar to that in the X3 and X5 sport-utes, defaulting to rear-wheel drive and delivering up to a 50/50 split via an electronically controlled clutch pack as conditions require...
from edmunds.com Koenigsegg also has created a new racing model, the CCGT, which has been down-tuned to comply with FIA GT1 regulations. The company removed the superchargers but hiked displacement to 5.0 liters. The resulting output is just north of 600 hp.
Based on the CC range, the CCGT has an amazingly high power-to-weight ratio, since its dry weight is just under 2,200 pounds. An additional 220 pounds of ballast will be optimally positioned to meet FIA minimum-weight rules.
Click on the thumbnails to see larger pics. When you think of luxury executive saloons, one car always comes to mind - the BMW 5-series. A class leader since its inception, the 5-series remains a crucial car to BMW. With the current E60 5-series introduced back in 2004, BMW is preparing the sixth-generation model to be revealed in 2010.
It will be a tough job for the designers as well as the thousands of engineers working across BMW's development centers to renew the current model, a car that already resides at the edge of the technical front line. The new design is critical for BMW's design manager Adrian van Hooydonk and his team, who have to create an exterior that radiates the brand's distinctive design values and at the same time feels new and fresh. Using information from various sources, these renderings were compiled by ourillustrator Radovan Varicak, giving us a preview of what the final version will look like.
The front-end will likely feature a more upright kidney …
From Hasbro.com: Movie Leader Optimus Prime As featured on the cover of ToyFare 116, OPTIMUS PRIME appears in highly detailed robot and Semi tractor mode. Each mode realistically depicts OPTIMUS PRIME as he appears in the film.
In 2007, select figures across Leader, Voyager and Deluxe class feature Automorph Technology that enhances the vehicle to robot conversion of both AUTOBOT and DECEPTICON warriors. Moving one part of the robot or vehicle causes other parts to move, making armor plates and weapons shift automatically. Movie Leader OPTIMUS PRIME also features Advanced Automorph—an automatic conversion that triggers both lights and sounds.
Consumers of all ages can try out the electronic lights and sounds in Leader Class figures on-shelf with a special “Try-Me” window. The package also includes the following details about the struggle between the AUTOBOTS and the DECEPTICONS: