• long-wheelbase
  • The long-wheelbase cars have their own roofline, and the silhouette is sleek. (autoblog.com)
  • The variants of the range are: sedan (E65 model code) long-wheelbase sedan (E66 model code) armoured car sedan (E67 model code) hydrogen-powered sedan (E68 model code, marketed as Hydrogen 7) The E65 was the first BMW to include iDrive, the new brand design language, active anti-roll bars, a 6-speed automatic transmission, an electronic Smart Key (dispensing with the traditional metallic key) and night vision. (wikipedia.org)
  • 2002
  • 1995-1999 Sunfire coupe 1995-1999 Sunfire convertible 2000-2002 Sunfire sedan 2001 Sunfire GT coupe 2003-2005 Sunfire sedan The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) gives the Sunfire a Poor rating in its frontal crash test. (wikipedia.org)
  • 1998
  • Note that this design differs from the W18 engine that Volkswagen Group produced for its Bugatti concept cars of 1998 and 1999. (wikipedia.org)
  • final-drive ratio
  • For 2010 there are only minimal changes: The driver and front passenger seats have active head restraints, a rear obstacle detection display is in the Vehicle Information Center, and the 4.0-liter V6 has a revised final-drive ratio which improves fuel economy. (autoblog.com)
  • When ordered with the 6-speed automatic ($17,445), the GLS comes with manually operated air conditioning, 16-inch wheels and tires, a steering column that tilts and telescopes, cruise control, four cupholders, and a lower-numerical final drive ratio (better fuel economy but slower acceleration performance). (autoblog.com)
  • permit
  • The permit allows it to conduct test drives in three vehicles with six drivers, the state Department of Motor Vehicles said on Friday. (yahoo.com)
  • Although it has never openly acknowledged it is looking into building an electric car, Apple has recruited dozens of auto experts in recent years, and the permit pulls the curtain back a bit on any possible plan. (yahoo.com)
  • The permit does not mean Apple is definitely building a car. (yahoo.com)
  • Lexus
  • The Lexus ES (Japanese: レクサス・ES, Rekusasu ES) is a series of compact, then mid-size, and later executive car sold by Lexus since 1989. (wikipedia.org)
  • Buyers seeking more performance-focused models are targeted by the Lexus IS and rival makes, with such models offering a sportier drive with differently tuned suspensions. (wikipedia.org)
  • The first Lexus ES (VZV21) debuted in January 1989 at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit as part of the launch of the Lexus division. (wikipedia.org)
  • The Lexus LS (Japanese: レクサス・LS, Rekusasu LS) is a full-size luxury car (F-segment in Europe) serving as the flagship model of Lexus, the luxury division of Toyota. (wikipedia.org)
  • seat
  • XLE models add dual-zone auto climate control with an electronic ion filter, a JBL audio upgrade with 440 watts, six-CD changer, Bluetooth wireless telephone interface, power passenger seat, power sunroof, split 40/20/40 reclining rear seat, rear reading lamps, manual rear-window sunshade, and 16-inch alloy wheels. (autoblog.com)
  • Once inside, the back seat is tolerable for tall passengers, making this a great car for college students, though the sedan's fastback roof doesn't offer the rear-seat headroom of a hatchback. (autoblog.com)
  • It's practical as a two-seat car, with comfortable seats, useful cargo capacity, and an EPA-rated City/Highway 28/37 miles per gallon. (autoblog.com)
  • Many of the functions such as climate, navigation, seat heating, telephony and car settings were incorporated into a single system allowing centralised control of those functions. (wikipedia.org)
  • Reviews
  • The type was noted as being the leader in the U.S. car market for luxury cars, and early reviews were mostly positive but noted the amount of money that could be spent on options. (wikipedia.org)
  • ratio
  • The LX Sport package ($2,945) upgrades the driving experience with a dual exhaust system that boosts the output to 239 horsepower, firmer suspension tuning, beefy P235/55HR17 tires on special five-spoke alloy wheels, a lower-ratio rear axle for quicker acceleration, and dual exhausts for more power. (autoblog.com)
  • The 6.2-liter engine adds active fuel management that shuts off some cylinders in low-load driving, and Denali gets a taller axle ratio for better highway mileage. (autoblog.com)
  • passenger
  • The increasing popularity of these commercial vehicles in the late 1990s and early 2000s, however, pushed their average price to nearly double the average passenger car cost. (wikipedia.org)
  • This is more than three times the current average cost of a passenger car in the United States and covers a large number of luxury models, including the Hummer H2. (wikipedia.org)
  • For the passenger cabin, the materials-selection tests evaluated 24 different kinds of wood and multiple types of leather for two years before settling on specific trim combinations. (wikipedia.org)
  • rally
  • Multiple rally and touring-car championships, including overall wins at the Monte Carlo Rally in 1964 and '67, assured the Mini Cooper's reputation as a small but formidable force in motorsports. (autoblog.com)
  • saloon
  • The Jaguar XJ (X350) (2003-2006) is a full-size four-door, front-engine, rear-drive luxury sedan/saloon manufactured and marketed by Jaguar Cars for model years 2003-2009 as the third generation of the Jaguar XJ sedan - with an intermediate facelift in 2007. (wikipedia.org)
  • It debuted at the New York International Auto Show in March 2005, and was the most expensive Jaguar saloon produced to date, with a base price of US$115,995. (wikipedia.org)
  • Bendera arrived in a Steyr 220 sedan (saloon) car belonging to SS-Hauptsturmführer Paul Kreuzmann, license number SS-20868. (wikipedia.org)
  • configurations
  • In a large displacement, high-power engine, a 60° V12 fits into a longer and narrower space than a V8 and most other V configurations, which is a problem in modern cars, but less so in heavy trucks, and seldom a problem in large stationary engines. (wikipedia.org)
  • Both front- and four-wheel drive configurations have been used on the RX series, and several gasoline powertrain options, including V6 engines and hybrid systems, have been offered. (wikipedia.org)
  • Hatch
  • The tailgate has a unique two-way opening mechanism, which may be opened in a traditional car-like fashion, or the entire hatch may be open in a traditional SUV fashion for larger objects. (wikipedia.org)
  • dynamics
  • The Kia Optima is a midsize sedan with a smooth, quiet ride and able driving dynamics. (autoblog.com)
  • Weight-efficient construction and innovative chassis technology contribute to the lively driving dynamics that many expect from a BMW, especially high-end models like the 7 Series. (autoblog.com)
  • variants
  • Of some 6 million original Minis, the best-known were the high-performance variants tuned by race-car builder John Cooper. (autoblog.com)
  • race-car
  • The Audi A4 was the first model in the Volkswagen Group to feature the new 1.8-litre 20v engine with five valves per cylinder, based on the unit Audi Sport had developed for their Supertouring race car. (wikipedia.org)
  • This is not important in a race car if all-out performance is the only goal. (wikipedia.org)
  • I still get it every time I get into a race car. (wikipedia.org)
  • luxury car
  • The Buick LaCrosse is a large/mid-size (full-size since 2010) luxury car manufactured and marketed by Buick since 2004. (wikipedia.org)
  • These engines deliver power pulses more often than engines with six or eight cylinders, and the power pulses have triple overlap (at any time three cylinders are on different stages of the same power stroke) which eliminates gaps between power pulses and allows for greater refinement and smoothness in a luxury car engine, at the expense of much greater cost, complexity and friction losses. (wikipedia.org)
  • situations
  • City traffic gives his robot cars a better workout as they handle situations like veering into oncoming traffic to pass double-parked cars, interacting with emergency vehicles and navigating construction zones. (govtech.com)
  • Sometimes Cruise cars encountered situations that seemed like fodder for an episode of HBO's "Silicon Valley. (govtech.com)
  • There's much that can be gleaned from testing on public roads," he said, but it's often more practical to teach AI algorithms with repeated testing in controlled situations. (roboticstrends.com)
  • cylinders
  • The narrow angle of each set of cylinders allows just two overhead camshafts to drive each pair of banks, so just four are needed in total. (wikipedia.org)
  • A V12 engine is a V engine with 12 cylinders mounted on the crankcase in two banks of six cylinders each, usually but not always at a 60° angle to each other, with all 12 pistons driving a common crankshaft. (wikipedia.org)
  • Since cost and fuel economy are usually important even in luxury and racing cars, the V12 has been largely phased out in favor of engines with fewer cylinders. (wikipedia.org)
  • engine
  • Equipped with a supercharged V6 engine, the top-level Park Avenue Ultra is fast, stable and satisfying to drive. (autoblog.com)
  • The Audi A4 automobile layout consists of a longitudinal engine front-engine design, with transaxle-type transmissions mounted at the rear of the engine. (wikipedia.org)
  • The engine was tested in an AGS Formula One car, and in a Norma sports car, but never raced. (wikipedia.org)
  • In a racing car engine, the rotating parts of a V12 can be made much lighter than a V8 of similar displacement with a crossplane crankshaft because there is no need to use heavy counterweights on the crankshaft and less need for the inertial mass in a flywheel to smooth out the power delivery, and each piston can be smaller, lighter, and with a shorter stroke. (wikipedia.org)
  • Exhaust system tuning is also much more difficult on a crossplane V8 than a V12, so racing cars with V8 engines often use a complicated "bundle of snakes" exhaust system, or a flat-plane crankshaft which causes severe engine vibration and noise. (wikipedia.org)
  • Later, the brothers were hired by a garage to park cars, Andretti described the experience in his book What's It Like Out There: "The first time I fired up a car, felt the engine shudder and the wheel come to life in my hands, I was hooked. (wikipedia.org)
  • All wheel drive was also available from 2003-2006 when coupled to the 1ZZ engine and automatic transmission, but was dropped at the same time as the XRS. (wikipedia.org)
  • models
  • The Denali models come with a 6.2-liter V8 that produces 403 horsepower and 417 pound-feet of torque and gets an EPA-rated 13/20 mpg with all-wheel drive. (autoblog.com)
  • 2007 models also earned one out of five stars in a National Highway Traffic Safety Administration side-impact crash test. (wikipedia.org)
  • In late 1985, designers presented the first exterior study models to F1 management, featuring a sports car-like design with a low-slung hood and narrow front profile. (wikipedia.org)
  • Sales of all-wheel drive ("xDrive") models began with the 530d xDrive and 550i xDrive in June 2010, followed by 535d xDrive and 535i xDrive in September 2010. (wikipedia.org)
  • Occupant posture-prediction models are used in computer simulations and form the basis for crash test dummy positioning. (wikipedia.org)
  • different
  • The company revealed that it's now rolling the vehicles in downtown Austin in order to "(test) our software in different driving environments, traffic patterns and road conditions. (engadget.com)
  • Jim Keller, Honda's research and development manager, said Honda's approach to self-driving cars needs to be different from the competition. (roboticstrends.com)
  • The Daimler Super Eight was essentially the same car, but with the addition of a different grille, boxwood inlays in the wood veneer and several other interior luxuries as standard. (wikipedia.org)
  • With his final IndyCar win in April 1993, Andretti became the first driver to have won IndyCar races in four different decades and the first to win automobile races of any kind in five. (wikipedia.org)
  • vehicles
  • It is normal for four-wheel-drive vehicles to require unscheduled repairs due to greater complexity, and exposure to dust, water, and vibration. (autoblog.com)
  • The other 37 robot-car makers each have only single-digit numbers of vehicles on the road. (govtech.com)
  • An Apple spokesman declined to comment directly on the filing, pointing back to a statement the company made in November when it wrote to the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) on the subject of regulating self-driving vehicles. (yahoo.com)
  • Sports cars and vehicles with higher aerodynamic considerations, by contrast, may employ lower H-points relative to the road surface. (wikipedia.org)
  • cruise
  • According to Cruise, the self-driving division of General Motors, Bay Area traffic is putting the autonomous technology through its paces. (govtech.com)
  • Cruise Automation co-founders Daniel Kan and Kyle Vogt (right) chat about a self-driving car in the GM-owned unit's San Francisco garage. (govtech.com)
  • GM and Cruise last month unveiled a third-generation self-driving car, which they said could be mass produced at GM assembly plants. (govtech.com)
  • Both Cruise and Waymo also test in Arizona. (govtech.com)
  • He got to his feet, picked up his bike and deliberately hit it against the Cruise car, then pulled on one of the car's sensors. (govtech.com)
  • measurements
  • Injury measurements for the side-impact crash test include a Poor mark for the driver's torso and a Marginal score for the driver's pelvis and leg. (wikipedia.org)
  • conventional
  • Extensive modeling and wind tunnel tests resulted in a low drag coefficient for a conventional production vehicle of the time (Cd 0.29). (wikipedia.org)
  • system
  • It's equipped with StabiliTrak, a superb active safety system that can detect the beginning of a skid and help keep the car on its intended course by pulsing individual brakes. (autoblog.com)
  • All 7 Series cars come with BMW's Brake Energy Regeneration system, which captures energy lost as the car slows to charge the battery. (autoblog.com)
  • Autotrac four-wheel drive is available, a system that can be left engaged on dry pavement and includes low-range gearing. (autoblog.com)
  • For 2010, Yukon XL gets upgraded with OnStar 8.2, USB input, E85 capability on all 5.3-liter engines, and the single-speed all-wheel-drive system. (autoblog.com)
  • For 2010, Yukon XL is available with all-wheel drive (also on Denali), or a four-wheel drive system with low range with a full-time position that can be used on dry pavement. (autoblog.com)
  • Many variations of the A4 were also available with Audi's quattro four-wheel drive system. (wikipedia.org)
  • A four-wheel drive system became an option for 2003 for the S430 and S500 along with a mide-life upgrades that targeted a range of interior and exterior features. (wikipedia.org)
  • acceleration
  • Yet what really distinguishes these cars is their dynamic verve: a combination of response, acceleration, smooth ride and sharp handling that few large sedans can match. (autoblog.com)
  • power
  • The 2006 drop in power was due to new testing standards, and not a change in the engine's actual performance. (wikipedia.org)
  • vehicle
  • Prior to the RX public debut, a concept sport utility vehicle, the SLV, previewed the model at the Chicago Auto Show on 9 February 1997. (wikipedia.org)
  • company
  • She added that with Google Fiber and several company offices in the city, it was a natural fit for self-driving cars. (engadget.com)
  • The company sought permission with Texas Governor Greg Abbott, the Texas Department of Transportation, police and other authorities before starting tests. (engadget.com)
  • He has previously worked with Alphabet on their self-driving car project and is CEO of the start-up company Aurora Innovation. (wikipedia.org)
  • Model Year
  • The hardtop was redesigned as a second-generation car for the 2007 model year, while the second-generation convertible makes its debut as a 2009 model. (autoblog.com)
  • The Pontiac Sunfire is an automobile that was introduced for the 1995 model year by Pontiac as the compact car to replace the Sunbird. (wikipedia.org)
  • extensive
  • Its impressive capabilities require more expensive materials, extensive developmental testing, and more engineering innovation. (autoblog.com)
  • side
  • The LaCrosse received a Good overall score in the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety's frontal impact crash test and a Marginal overall rating in the side impact test. (wikipedia.org)
  • The S600 series has a "V12" badge affixed to either side of the car, just forward of the front doors and back from the wheel wells. (wikipedia.org)
  • full-size
  • It's also easier to drive and maneuver than a full-size SUV, will fit in the garage, and is reasonably fuel-efficient. (autoblog.com)
  • Though they were what most people drove in the 1950s and 1960s, full-size cars like the Ford Crown Victoria are now an anomaly. (autoblog.com)
  • traffic
  • The new 2.5-liter four-cylinder promises more ease when driving away from stoplights, running with freeway traffic and climbing hills. (autoblog.com)
  • Challenging city traffic and more cars on the road also yield more fender benders. (govtech.com)