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The new 2012 Subaru BRZ sports car

It is finally here in Australia! A high performance rear-drive sports car that is sure to sweep you off your feet. Its six speed gears and pin-sharp dynamics are sure to delight any driving enthusiast. You can imagine what happens when two powerful companies who are experts in automobiles partner to bring Australians the 2012 Subaru BRZ.

If you are planning to buy one, you have no choice but to wait for the delivery early next year. Its naturally-aspirated 2.0 litre boxer engine comes with Toyota’s direct injection and transmissions. With an all new generation FA series engine, it has maximum power of 147kW at 7000rpm and peak torque of 205Nm which is delivered at 6600rpm. The 2012 Subaru BRZ has some unique features like a different belt layout and an air intake at the front that remarkably helps the low centre of gravity. But that is not all as it boasts of unique pistons and a new Active Valve Control System.

Its interiors are simply attractive as it adds that extra glamour with the optional $1500 leather/alcantara interior trim. When it’s a proper sports car, you should not be expecting high seating. The 2012 Subaru BRZ is after all a sports car and the seat/driving position/alloy pedals are just how amateur racing enthusiast drivers would like them to be. The front seats are very comfy, however, rear seats are strictly meant for youngsters with some co-operation from the driver and co-passenger in the front.

But just because it’s a sports car it is not going to let you take off without warning! The 2012 Subaru BRZ runs the WRX STI Rev and Red Zone indicator that allows the driver to set a pre-determined engine speed for the buzzer and a gear change indicator light to activate.

Get some music playing with the six-speaker CD system and you are off to an amazing drive. Its driving dynamics deliver a quality that is usually associated with really pricey European Sports cars.

The Subaru BRZ has the hallmark WR Blue Mica colour and looks great and is loved by its fans. You are sure to fall in love with this beautiful sports car right at the first glance, but just to remind you; it has more to offer.

This is one hell of a world class sports car with its smart technology as it has the Torsen limited slip differential and high calibration of the VSC system which means it is definitely more than meets the eye.

The 2012 Subaru BRZ is a sports car that makes you feel that it is twice the amount you pay for it and it is a car worth looking forward to never mind the delivery early next year. All good things to those who wait!

AUDI AG A4 Avant Allroad Quattro® Limited Edition Coming To Australia

AUDI AG is one of Germany’s oldest automobile manufacturers whose cars are very popular in the world. In USA, its slogan is ‘Truth in Engineering’ and this brand name has clearly caught the American fancy with its advanced technical developments, great styling and a superb performance. AUDI AG is the result of the amalgamation and the resultant expertise of four independent motor-vehicle manufacturers and its symbols with the four circles is a representation of the same. The name AUDI came from the clever son of Mr. Franz Fikentscher who was a close business friend of Mr. August Horch, the founder of AUDI AG.

Mr. August Horch had initially established the automobile company Wanderer, but had to leave the company due to differences with the supervisory board. Later he established another automobile company with the name Horch Automobil-Werke GmbH, but unfortunately was forced to leave the company he founded. Mr. Horch had a never say die attitude and he was confident of establishing yet another automobile company. This time though, he could not use his own family name ‘Horch’ due to a legal problem of Trade Mark infringement with the previous company Horch Automobil-Werke GmbH. Left with no choice but to give a new name for an automobile company that Horch wanted to start, he and his business friends discussed the same at the apartment of his business friend Mr. Franz Fikentscher.

After hearing the ensuing discussion, Mr. Franz’s son who was studying Latin in a corner of the room, suggested to his father that they could use the name ‘AUDI’ which has the same meaning as the word ‘Horch’ in German which means to ‘hark’ or ‘hear’ in English and ‘audi’ in Latin!

In 1932, a significantly beneficial development took place for AUDI which merged with Horch, DKW, and Wanderer, to form Auto Union. This Auto Union later merged with NSU and simply shortened its name to AUDI AG in 1985.

One of the most well-known and respected brands in the automobile industry in the world today, it now claims to have overtaken BMW as India’s largest premium and luxury car maker in June 2012. The same reputed brand name AUDI now brings Australia, the never before available, the new Limited Edition Audi A4 allroad quattro® with its powerful and efficient 2.0 TDI diesel engine.

The A4 Avant allroad quattro® is a highly superior vehicle that gives an unbelievable comfortable driving experience. Its Off-road capabilities are what distinguish this Limited Edition model from other automobiles. The driver gets the unique enhanced stability and exceptional traction due to a wider wheel track and Quattro® permanent all-wheel drive. It is important that the driver keeps in mind the variables of speed, road conditions, traffic conditions, etc to maintain his safety and the safety of the vehicle’s passengers. However, the AUDI A4 is equipped with a stainless steel under-body guard protection for your off-road adventures too. This stainless steel under-body manages to give the A4 a distinct and bold appearance that stands out from the rest.

The AUDI AG has carved its name in the golden pages of the Automobile Industry’s history. AUDI Aktiengesellschaft or AUDI AG and its subsidiaries design, engineer and manufacture automobiles and motorcycles under the Audi, Ducati and Lamborghini brands and also distribute the same through them.

AUDI AG’s worldwide operations are overseen from Ingolstadt, where it is headquartered in Germany. Audi-branded vehicles are produced in seven state of the art production facilities worldwide while Ducati and Lamborghini each have a different state of the art production facility in Italy.

The point is, are you ready to be a part of its heritage with its promise to deliver the best in automobile technology. AUDI aptly does justice to its slogan ‘Vorsprung durch Technik’ meaning ‘Advancement through Technology’!

Volkswagen Passat – Redefined Luxury, Elegance And Innovation At Its Best

The Volkswagen Group Australia has its headquarters in Chullora, NSW and is a wholly-owned subsidiary of the parent company, Volkswagen AG. A highly dedicated team of 150 people handle all aspects of the company’s operations, sales, growth, network of dealership and service facilities.

The Volkswagen Passat is a luxury quality Sedan that not only provides a smooth drive but also a relaxed ride for its co-passengers. The Passat can glide over any road irregularities or bumps regardless of its wheel size that varies across the model range.

The quiet well-insulated tyres, wind and engine noise and no penetration of any vibration noise inside the cabin makes the Passat superbly quiet, so much so that you can almost talk in whispers and still be heard. The Passat is uniquely refined luxury that will make it your neighbour’s envy!

Volkswagen brings technologies to the Passat that includes a driver fatigue detection system fitted as standard across the range. The most remarkable part is the two-mode radar-based emergency braking system that alerts the driver of a potential front-end shut. The advantage is that it primes the brakes to help reduce the impact intensity. But that’s not all as the Volkswagen Passat also has a revised automatic parking system that steers the car into a parallel or perpendicular (90-degree) parking spaces so that the driver only has to control the braking. That’s super convenience!

Volkswagen offers you optional Driver Assistance and Visibility Package that is designed to enhance the Passat’s existent safety features. This package offers a Lane Assist Lane Departure warning system, Bi-Xenon headlights with LED daytime driving lights and rear tail lights. Fog lights are standard on all models; however the static cornering lights in lower bumper are only on the 118TSI. The Passat Sedan features elegant chrome highlights that add an air of sophistication to every model.

The elegant exterior gets a sporty style with the alloy wheels on the Passat Sedan with 17” or 18” sizes depending on the model. It’ stylish interiors boast of soft leather appointed seats and a 12-way electrically adjustable front seats. You can also have the driver’s memory for the front seats in the V6 FSI Highline. This feature is optional on 118TSI and 125TDI Highline. To bring in some sunshine and the weather, you can go for the optional sunroof. The Volkswagen Passat Sedan also has satellite navigation / reversing camera standard across the range.

Volkswagen is highly popular in Australia and makes for an intelligent purchase that delivers what it promises!