Tuesday, June 30, 2015

New 2016 Mercedes-Benz C350 Plug-in Hybrid Specs Review

Car Junkie - 2016 Mercedes-Benz C350 Plug-in Hybrid Specs. Hybrid cars are getting closed to us, another model came after which is called "Plug-in Hybrid". In this case, Mercedes is trying to put more those kinds of cars, an anything-new 2016 C350 Plug-in Hybrid, will be the forerunner of future Mercedes-Benz's American-spec hybrids, but E400 was the very first trial as the only hybrid so far. Planning to build more hybrids, however, is not really an easy deal, since European hybrid vehicles haven't yet impressed so much.

The coming-soon C350 Plug-in Hybrid is to debut as a part of the C-Class, so how the car appear is imaginable - expect to keeps efficient, too. Powered by a 4-cylinder gasoline engine paired with an electric motor, the C350 is capable to bring out up to 275 horsepower and 443 pound-feet of torque. With only a fully-charged electric motor, the car boasts more than 18 miles per hour - though that's still a rough estimation. Mercedes offers an effective wall box to have the battery pack get fully charged faster. Also see another Hybrid from GLE-Class.

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All-new 2016 C350 Plug-in Hybrid Specs Review

Also noticeable, the 2016 C350 Plug-in Hybrid to feature 5 adjustable transmissions; Economy, Comfort, Sport+, Sport and Individual. Besides that, drivers can also control the engine modes with 4 options to set the electric and gas power combinations. While the C350 is expected to be capable to take a 0-60 sprint in less than 6 seconds (roughly 5.8), and 130 miles per hour at the top speed.

In addition to featuring Mercedes-styled LED headlights, standard security systems like crash detector and head-up display will also be available. Adopting a 6.2-kWh lithium-ion battery pack, the C350 is built based on the current Mercedes-plug-in hybrid innovation which is focused on friendly fuel consumption while packaging in a sporty sedan. That 220-lb battery pack is creatively mounted in a sheet-steel box right under the rear axle. This placement can be the most strategic in terms of optimizing trunk space, even safer once a collision occurs. While for transmission the 2016 C350 Plug-in Hybrid uses a 7-speed automatic.

We have to wait for official pricing announcement, while the automaker says the C350 starts going on sale in the U.S., a few states only, by this fall. The 2016 Mercedes-Benz C350 Plug-in Hybrid will be divided into two trims, base and luxury.

Sunday, June 28, 2015

2016 GLE-Class SUV, Coupe, Plug-in Hybrid - Specs Review

Car Junkie - 2016 Mercedes GLE Class Review. First of all to learn, the GLE-Class is not a new SUV lineup of Mercedes-Benz's. Instead, it's a new title for the ongoing M-Class. Seeing the specs, appearance and even pricing might not mostly be much different. Truth is, there will be a number of significant changes and updates, including a very first-ever GLE plug-in hybrid. And now you should have the basic note, "2016 Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class will be coming in all-new".

From now on, all SUV's will not be tagged in GL, GLK and ML anymore - but remember, "GL". While the concept and performance are mostly adopted from the E-line.

It might be fair to call them as "transformations", meaning that Mercedes is working to alter comfort-based SUVs into performance SUVs. Emphasizing aerodynamics, handling performance and upgrading powertrains. More reviews: C450 AMG Sport gaining some updates for 2016 generation.

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All-new 2016 Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class SUV to replace the today's M-Class SUV

Updated Features: What stuff really worth from the 2016 4-door GLE-Class SUV is the fresh redesign and upgraded tech features. Beginning from new head- and tail-lights, interior coloration, new wheels, redesigned trims and freshening bumpers. Now, you should start being curious, right?

In favor of improving handling capability, the SUVs adopt a new system called "Mercedes's Active Curve" that delivers more stable conditions during off-road drivings. The same is true to the steering adjustment which features an innovative variable-ratio steering mode.

More importantly, some key features such as anti-lock braking system, unique airbags, adaptive cruise control, blind spot alert and the like, are included as security equipment. A wider 360-degree corner camera with parking sensors can help drivers significantly. 

Available Models: First, most popular, GLE 450 & 63 S Coupe are offering modernistic body styles. The overal length is increased up to five inches, but the height gets a little bit lower. While there is no change on the wheelbase. 

Engine Options: With these GLE models buyers get extra powertrain choices. There will be 2 V6 with different specs, 2 V8 alternatives built in high-grade power, 1 diesel engine, and the last is an electric motor to power the new plug-in hybrid.

The V6 engines to feature all standard GLE's. For the GLE 350, Mercedes puts in a lower V6's specs with 302 hp and 273 lb-ft of torque. An ampler V6 is available in the GLE 400, rated at 329 horsepower and 354 pound-feet of torque. Those V6's work together with a 7-speed automatic. Different drive systems are applied, too. With the standard GLE 400 you will have an AWD, but you can also opt for it if you prefer the GLE 350.

As the upcoming 2016 C450 AMG Sport 4MATIC, both new GLE 63 AMG and GLE 63 S AMG are powered by a powerful V8, but differs in power. With the GLE 63, the engine generates about 550 horsepower & 516 pound-feet of torque. Slightly higher, the 63 S is rated at 577 horsepower & 561 pound-feet of torque. Despite both versions to adopt the same 7-speed MCT transmission.

Another engine choice would be a 2.0L 4-cylinder turbo diesel, rated at 201 horsepower & 369 pond-feet of torque, is available in the GLE 300d version. Paired with an AWD as standard as well as a 7-speed transmission.

As we have introduced above, a new plug-in hybrid will be offered as GLE 550e model. The basic V6 seems to feature this GLE plug-in hybrid SUV, supported by a single electric motor. The automaker has stated that the V6 is expected to bring out up to 440 horsepower when combined with a 7-speed automatic. Expected power collaboration to set over 18 miles driving. Trim levels don't stop here, go down.

Special ones in coupe variants, a GLE 450 AMG 4MATIC has the same V6 engine but with a more creative turbocharged touch - pairing with a 9-speed automatic to expect 362 horsepower & 384 pond-feet of torque. In the same line, there will be a GLE 63 S 4MATIC to show up more strength of 577 horsepower with a turbocharged V8 engine.

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The GLE-Class receives upgraded interior tech features, new dimensions, fresh shape redesign and includes a diesel engine and a plug-in hybrid

We've got those details of the engine selections, while still waiting for the EPA's fuel economy rankings.

Pricing and Release: The upcoming 2016 Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class SUV's are scheduled to hit dealerships in mid-2015. Then other models come after a few months later. SO far the pricing is still a secret even for the GLE Coupe. Hoping the price tags keep reasonable. Sure, those changes might put the GLE-Class cost higher. And eagerly to see how much the 2016 GLE550e Plug-in Hybrid cost new owners. Read more to compare the pricing with 2016 Camry Hybrid.

Monday, June 22, 2015

2016 C450 AMG Review

Car Junkie - New 2016 Mercedez-Benz C450 AMG Sport 4MATIC Review. Expanding the AMG line, Mercedes-Benz is now having another try over an everything-new C450 AMG 4MATIC. Any parts you can make a notice to the AMG's distinctiveness both on its styling as well as performance. Adopting a 3.0L biturbo V6 engine working together with the 4MATIC AWD system and 7-speed automatic, the new AMG presence on the C-Class is demanded to show a respectable sports sedan off.

The 2016 Mercedes-Benz C450 AMG 4MATIC is lent the most recent suspension which has featured the AMG C63. Since this is part of the C groups, the C450 AMG is built based on the C-Class style. While "AMG" is surely to differ from another, interior packaging and the outstanding AMG sport-based seating arrangement. Staring at the exterior style and dimension there are no big changes as the car looks just like the C400 variant, while only the grille slightly differs, and special 18" AMG wheels as well as anyone-can-choose 19" AMG. More specifically, red accented makeup decorating the dashboard, seats, steering wheel and door trim.

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All-new 2016 C450 AMG 4MATIC Pricing, Release Date and Review

Driving an AMG, drivers will be served by the innovative Mercedes-Benz Intelligent Drive in favors of security. The engine as we've mentioned above, generates pretty cool 362 horsepower with 384 lb-ft of torque. While the 4-wheel technical driving, distributing 66 percent of power to the rear wheels and the rest to the front, making the C450 AMG capable enough to run in 0-60 sprint no more than 5 seconds (estimated 4.9 seconds). Not too shocking since that engine has been powered other C-Class groups like C400 and C450 versions. The special is offered over its power delivery that's more powerful to run faster, the C450 AMG's rear wheels have 10 percent more energy than the C400.

If you're really ambitious on speed, the AMG C63 is still your best choice. With the C63's V8 you may reach the top speed at about 180 miles per hour, while the smaller V6 from C450 is stuck at no less than 160 mph. But with the 2016 C450 AMG Sport 4MATIC you have more reasons for pricing anyway.

Comparison: AUDI S Sport, Cadillac V Sport, BMW M Sport

The C450 AMG presence expands the Mercedes's sports sedan range, and now buyers have more options on it. The forthcoming 2016 Mercedes-Benz C450 AMG 4MATIC is scheduled to go on sale this fall with an estimated MSRP (manufacturer's suggested retail price) starting from $55,000.

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

New 2016 Dodge Viper ACR Specs | Cost and Performance

Car Junkie - 2016 Dodge Viper ACR Specs. Are you waiting for the 2016 Dodge Viper ACR? The Viper ACR, as the company states, will boost stability at the peak speed. The effort to get the ACR more capable than ever, packaging a new ACR Extreme Aero Package which boasts on downforcing the car about one ton - surprising? That package includes extra dive planes, rear carbon fiber diffuser, double-part carbon fiber wing, removable front splitter and removable SRT hood louvers. Also, the "Viper ACR specs" will be upgraded through getting new innovative carbon-ceramic braking components supported by 6-piston calipers, upscale tires and much-refined suspension. Talking about the engine, the Dodge Viper ACR won't get refreshed though. The reason makes some sense since the 8.4L V10 mated a 6-speed manual has generated skillful power of 645 horsepower with 600 lb-ft - putting the Viper ACR as the fastest street-legal race car on the planet. In regard to top speed, the 2016 Dodge Viper ACR is expected to reach over 190 mph in 0-60 sprint.

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Reviews: 2016 Dodge Viper ACR Specs | the fastest Viper American Club Race

The overall weight is cut down by replacing certain parts, and you have a freedom to throw that weird wing away if you hate it. Let's do an inspection on the upgraded features.

On the rear axle there is a superior carbon fiber diffuser. Working with 6 detachable additional strakes on boosting straight-track performance and stability as well as extending the downforce. Move to the front above tires, covered with additional louvers functioned to fight air flow which can also reduce the body weight in the high-speed driving. Stable but balanced, the dive planes and front splitter is dedicated to take care of it.

Brakes act as life savers, the 2016 Dodge Viper ACR gains new carbon-ceramic braking components called Brembo. Utilizing 14" dual rear rotors with 4-piston calipers - combined with 15" dual rotors at front (6 pistons), the ready-to-come ACR is expected to a safer Viper but extremely poisonous. Yeah, they have the biggest Viper's brake size so far - you win.

The next-gen ACR to feature upper-class tires named Kumho Ecsta V720 - up to 2 seconds laps faster than off-track tires. Now drivers can adjust their driving manners with 5 different modes; they are Full-off, Rain, Track, Sport and Full-on.

Fresh Alcantara leather wraps the interior parts, including the steering wheel - performing an aggressive look of race-interior style. Except the dashboard that's still wrapped with carbon fiber. Customers may opt for red or silver-accent interior colors. Instead, for exterior colors you will be able to adjust a wide range of color combinations based on your interest.

Despite the official MSRP isn't announced yet, recent news say the 2016 Dodge Viper ACR will start around $115,000 or more. The 2016 Viper ACR is being built manually at the Conner Avenue Assembly Plant, Detroit, and to hit the dealers in the late of 2015.

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Tuesday, June 09, 2015

2016 Subaru WRX STI Specs Review: Updates Features

Car Junkie - 2016 Subaru WRX, STI Specs. It's not so long the current Subaru WRX and WRX STI showed their lines off, just no more than 2 years, and now the sports sedans are being gathered in the engineering corner to gain slight but noticeable changes and updated specs. The tweaks are mostly on its driving suit both security and amusement. Some easy to spot, all base WRX and WRX models will be featured a Starlink amusement mode including Bluetooth and a stand-by camera which all are centered on a touch screen capable to display 7 inches of resolution - while some others like Si-Drive, Premium Audio and Satellite Radio, Voice-Activated GPS Navigation, LED headlights and Keyless Access with start-spot buttons are available as none-base WRX and STI trims. And the trim levels itself stay how they were. On another corner, we're waiting for the 2016 BMW M3 to show its upgrades.
Everyone can later only drive a base-spec WRX model with a 6-speed manual transmission, and sure, for WRX Premium and WRX Limited consumers may opt for either the base or an CVT. Especially for the WRX  STI, you'll have only one 6-speed manual choice. The outstanding 18-inch wheels are available in the none-base trims as well. To remind anyone on how the STI versions differ from the others, those gorgeous swings, are now a bit smaller than the ongoing. Thanks to that creative changes but the company bravely grow the pricing slightly up. To get a standard WRX now you have to spend up to $26,600 (the MSRP is $26,595) - as well as the standard WRX STI which is priced nearly $34,700 (MSRP $34,695).

In regard to fuel economy, there won't be any improvements at all. All Subaru WRX models stay at 20 MPG/city and 27 MPG/HWY, the same is true to the STI stands at 17 MPG/city and 23 MPG/HWY. Powertrain is still relied on a 2.0L Turbocharged Subaru Boxer 4-cylinder engine generating 268 horsepower and 258 pound-feet of torque.
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The New Subaru WRX & WRX STI Offering Some Updates for safety and personal features | Spec Reviews

Back to the key changes, the Subaru WRX STI's safety upgrades are going to be proved with the latest EyeSight security system - so the car is now just safer than the old. The suit includes a lane departure alert, auto braking system, adaptive cruise control and more.

For those who need the MSRP details here we've listed them: Standard WRX ($26,595) - WRX Premium ($28,895) - WRX Limited ($30,395), differs from others, the Limited has its special leather packaged interior and LED headlights - WRX STI ($34,695) - WRX STI Limited ($39,995).

The STI keeps most preferable over its significant upgraded specs of tech features. Safety equipment, as they are purposing, seems not surprising but still gives more values. The 2016 Subaru WRX STI performance sedans are scheduled to hit dealers later when the summer begins.

Monday, June 08, 2015

2016 Cevy Spark to Offer 40 MPG | Engine Specs

Car Junkie - All-new 2016 Chevy Spark Specs. Eagerly to show up ampler power, the 2016 Chevrolet Spark is about to improve its EPA ratings up to 40 mpg/hwy. The fresh Chevrolet MyLink is included to help you create much more fun driving experiences in your Spark. A new style of both interior and exterior, stepped-up performance and advanced personal features - those are the key points on how the coming-soon Chevy Spark reveals in an all-new redesign. Having a mini body, the Spark has been relatively placed to the umpteenth choice here in the states. "Hey, students... here is the new Spark for you - you must see and own one!"

The ready-to-come Chevy Spark is sure to keep teensy-weensy - while the car somehow wants to run faster. That dream to come real with roughly 18-percent upgraded power; the recent news says that the 2016 Spark will be capable enough to make up to 100 horsepower, though estimated at 98 - should know the old Spark has generated 84 horsepower.
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Coming-soon Chevrolet Spark | MPG Rating

What makes sense in any way to expect from the Spark as a tiny car? The two answers should be; it must be sweet in look, small but fast is okay! The truth is, the Spark doesn't really look as sweet as you might want. From the pic we can spot at the rear end which still appears "too ordinary". The down portion defines less elegant - nor eye-catching, leaving a wide potential space to be more creatively modified, except the restyled tail lights look accepted as well as wider headlights. The headroom stays suitable even though the roof goes down a couple inches.

As we've mentioned above, the new MyLink combined with a 4G LTE Wi-Fi provide drivers an easy access to the world - making the next-gen Spark more enjoyable. If we have to compare the upcoming Spark to its current model in terms of passenger capacity, we'll have more spacious room inside. The engineers apparently gave some smart tweaks to the interior structure. The comfort also comes from the heated front seats - despite the 2016 redesign keeps serving as a four-passenger little car.
Small but safe, the body is wrapped with upscale steel materials which are stiffer than any other, ten air bags including all-wheel anti-lock brakes giving a safer journey. A number of vital safety features such as a Rear Park Assist, Side Blind Spot Warning and a standard Rear Camera will be included to the 2016 Spark.

Chevrolet proudly calls the reborn car as an "all-new fuel-efficient Chevy Spark" - over its estimated forty miles per gallon gained from the new GM's ECOTEC 1.4L 4-cylinder engine mated with a 5-speed manual and an optional CVT (the current engine is a lower 1.2L). The latest sprint test showed the Spark could run 0-60 MPH within 11 seconds. Tell us if the 2016 Chevrolet Spark is worth waiting for you!

Wednesday, June 03, 2015

Cheapest Car Insurance in Ohio | Top 10 Companies

Car Junkie - Cheapest Car Insurance in Ohio - Today's cool news would be, "Who has / what's the cheapest car insurance in Ohio?". Ohio is a large state with abundant choices of auto insurance companies, while as other states in the U.S., the rates are also varying. After observing a few trusted resources we have finally found the top 10 providers offering the cheapest car insurance in Ohio.

The first cheapest one is GEICO, costs only $428 per year. Though the complaint ratio is not as lowest as its quotes, but GEICO is well known for the most friendly auto insurance company not only in Ohio, which means it costs very competitively along the United States. Second, USAA, affordably costs a driver about $527 annually. Farmers comes as the third cheapest with $630-per-year rate. The next cheapest one are Auto Owners ($654), State Farm ($665), American Family ($804), Ameriprise ($835), Allstate ($878), Liberty Mutual ($888) and the last cheapest one is Amica with $912. Find cheap insurance for Toyota Tundra here.

As you have seen that those 10 cheapest auto insurance companies provide you less than $1000. That's what we can call "affordable" for anyone. There are others also offering low prices such as California Casualty, Nationwide, MetLife and Mercury. They all have inexpensive quotes under $2,000.

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10 Providers in Ohio with the most affordable Auto Insurance Rates

One thing you should notice is that the mentioned rates above might come differently depending on which city you live in. When you live in a city with less population, especially countryside cities, the rates are relatively cheaper than other big cities with large populations. To give you more specific comparison, below we have listed a number of the cheapest auto insurance providers based on cities across the Ohio States.

As the biggest part of Ohio, Columbus is inhabited over 785,000 occupants. The annual rate average of auto insurance comes at $741, that means at least 7 to 9 percent more expensive compared with other big cities in the OH. Our analysis shows that the GEICO and USAA provide the most affordable. Based on our first data, this is relevant to it. So if you live in the Columbus City, consider these two companies.

Cleveland: The city is rated as one of the most expensive auto insurance charge. It averagely costs a driver $900 in one year, and Yes, it's higher than in Ohio. Some companies recommended would still be the USAA and GEICO, while Grande Mutual and State Farm are coming as the third and fourth cheapest insurers across the Cleveland City. The premium packages might come almost twofold higher than the regular ones.

The third biggest city with up to three hundred thousand inhabitants live in, the Cincinnati City has quite lower rates in terms of auto insurance compared to the two cities we have mentioned above with about $720 annually. Three companies to recommend are GEICO, USAA and Grange Mutual. Those companies provide about 30 percent cheaper than the average rates.

Akron: As the fourth biggest city in OH, the annual cost average stands at $800. Despite the city is not the largest part of Ohio, its auto insurance rates are somehow more expensive, even compared to the Columbus. Consider the three providers mentioned above.

Other cities with annual average rates: Brunswick ($556/year), Bowling Green ($580/year), Findlay ($570/year), Mentor ($594/year), Youngstown ($935/year), Lakewood ($917/year), Euclid ($920/year).

Those are the companies with the cheapest car insurance in Ohio and annual average rates of auto insurance from the 11 biggest cities in the Ohio State, now find the best for you.

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