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2011 Nissan Sentra


The Nissan Sentra always has been an affordable and popular car as a family sedan. But with time it kept losing its place to it competitors like Honda Fit and Ford Fiesta, which cost about the same but comes in better design and equipments. Nissan recently started upgrading Sentra, in year 2007 it was redesigned, In 2011, Nissan gave the Sentra standard stability control, traction control and antilock brakes, enhancing safety features to make it more class competitive. Fuel economy also got a little improvement. Overall Nissan Sentra scores well with high fuel economy, spacious seating and with decent llist of features.

The Nissan Sentra gets two engine choices, a 2.0-liter four-cylinder and a 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine. The 2.0L engine produces a healthy 140 horsepower and can achieve 24mpg in the city and 31mpg on the highway while the 2.5L engine delivers 177hp with fuel economy of 24 mpg in the city and 30 mpg on the highway. while the top end variant Sentra SE-R Spec V increases the engine output up to 200 hp with fuel economy of 21mpg in the city and 28mpg on the highway. The 2.0L engine and top end SE-R Spec-V engine is paired with a six speed manual transmission while the 2.5L engine is paired with a variable speed automatic transmission.

The Nissan Sentra is available in six trim-level, the base-model Sentra gets power windows and locks, air-conditioning, 60/40-split-folding rear seats, 15-inch steel wheels, a tilt-adjustable steering wheel and a four-speaker audio system with a CD player and auxiliary audio jack as standard equipments. The Sentra 2.0 S adds a height-adjustable driver seat, 16-inch steel wheels, cruise control, keyless entry and a six-speaker audio system with an iPod interface.

The 2.0 SR adds fog lamps, rocker sill extensions, a rear spoiler and 16-inch wheels. The 2.0 SL gets a leather-wrapped steering wheel, keyless ignition/entry, a USB audio input, Bluetooth, and a premium audio system with satellite radio and a color display. Most of the top end features are available as standalone optional features for the lower end models. Other optional features include leather upholstery a sunroof,, heated front seats and a navigation system. The Sentra SE-R adds an aero-style body kit and cloth sport seats. The top end Nissan Sentra SE-R Spec V adds higher-performance tires, larger front brakes and sportier interior trim.

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The 2011 Nissan Sentra comes with antilock brakes, front-seat side airbags, stability control, full-length side curtain airbags and active front head restraints as standard safety features. The higher-performing SE-R models come with four-wheel disc brakes.

Inside the cabin the Nissan Sentra gets a sleek looking dashboard with easy-to-use controls with decent quality of materials. The front seats are spacious and comfortable, even the tall adults might find enough space to be comfortable. The rear seats are also specious with decent headroom and hip room. The trunk can hold 13.1 cubic feet of luggage but the 60/40 foldable rear seats helps it increase the loading capacity.

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2011 Mercedes-Benz R-Class


The Mercedes-Benz R-Class is difficult to categorize from its shape, it is not a sedan, not a SUV, neither looks like a wagon. It is larger than a crossover and drives like a sedan. The Mercedes-Benz R-Class has been the roomiest and most comfortable passenger car since it was introduced in 2006. In 2011 Mercedes-Benz R-Class gets some major face-lift, keeping it carrying capabilities almost same.

The 2011 Mercedes-Benz R-Class is offered in two trims, the R350 4MATIC and the R350 BlueTEC 4MATIC. Standard equipment in both iterations includes a sunroof, an AM/FM stereo with 6-disc CD changer, dual-zone automatic climate control, power front seats, faux leather upholstery, a 60/40 split-folding second-row seat, a universal garage door opener, self-leveling rear air suspension, automatic headlights and 18-inch alloy wheels.

Standard safety equipment consists of front side airbags, side-curtain airbags for all three rows, dual front airbags, a tire-pressure monitor, rear park assist, anti-lock brakes with emergency brake assist, active front head restraints, traction control and electronic stability control with trailer stabilization. To help avoid a potential accident the R-Class also comes with Mercede‘s Pre-Safe system.

The R350 4MATIC is powered by a 3.5-liter V6 engine that produces 268 horsepower and 258 lb-ft of torque having fuel economy of 15 mpg in the city and 19 mpg on the highway, while the R350 BlueTEC has a turbocharged 3.0-liter diesel engine that makes 210 horsepower and 400 lb-ft of torque achieving 18 mpg in the city and 24 mpg on the highway. Both engines are paired with a 7-speed automatic transmission. Both versions come standard with Mercedes’ 4MATIC all-wheel-drive system. The 3.5-liter engine reaches Zero to sixty mph in 8 seconds while the 3.0-liter engine takes 8 seconds.

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Inside, the Mercedes-Benz R-Class only thing you wo’nt miss is space and comfort. The second-row seats offer enough headroom and legroom for even tall passengers. The third row is also spacious and comfortable to accommodate two adults without complaint, although the short seat bottoms will limit long-trip comfort. The R-Class is also offers good amount of cargo space. Both the second- and third-row seats fold flat to create a large, 85-cubic-foot cargo area. The Mercedes-Benz R-Class has 42.2 cubic feet of cargo space when the third-row seats are folded. Being a Mercedes R-Class offers smooth and comfortable ride.

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2011 Infiniti G Coupe

The 2011 Infiniti G Coupe is a performance-oriented four passenger luxury sports coupe. The G Coupe offers a blend of sleek looks, strong performance, high-tech features and aggressive pricing.

Standard equipment includes navigation system, dual-zone automatic climate control, 8-way power-adjustable front sport seats, sunroof, rearview camera, keyless entry and starting, Bose audio system with 9.3-gigbyte Music Box hard drive, performance brakes, XM satellite radio, USB port, leather upholstery, automatic bi-xenon headlights, Bluetooth cell phone connectivity, universal garage door opener, limited-slip differential, fog lights and P225/45R19 front and P245/40R19 rear summer tires on unique alloy wheels.

Safety equipment includes front side airbags, curtain side airbags, dual front airbags, tire-pressure monitor, active front head restraints, anti-lock brakes with brake assist and electronic brake-force distribution, traction control and electronic stability control.

The 2011 Infiniti coupe uses a tuned version of Infiniti’s 3.7-liter V6 engine. It makes 330 horsepower and 272 lb-ft of torque. Fuel efficiency is around 19 mpg in the city and 27 mpg on the highway. A 7 speed automatic transmission is standard. An option of six speed manual transmission is also available giving 17 mpg city / 25 mpg highway. An All-Wheel-Drive version is also available known as Infiniti G 37x AWD.

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The cabin feels luxurious with lots of details and use of quality materials. Multiple seat adjustments along with the standard power tilt/telescoping steering wheel tmakes driving the G Coupe comfortable. The back seat lacks headroom and legroom. The front seats power forward to allow access to the back seat. The trunk is rather small, at 7.4 cubic feet but the rear seat folds down to allow some longer items to fit.
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2011 Ford Mustang

The history of Ford Mustang starts 46 years ago. Mustang had an image of powerful, stylish, performance oriented car but lately it started losing its image with time untill now. The 2011 Ford Mustang is completely revamped int to a modern muscle car. It has all new interior, refined suspension and improved fuel economy

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Based on the engine the Mustang is available in two variations V6 with V6 engines and GT with V8 engines. The Mustang V6 has a new 3.7-liter engine producing 305 horsepower and 280 lb-ft of torque. The Mustang GT gets a new 5.0-liter V8 yielding 412 horseppower and 390 lb-ft of torque. Both have a six-speed manual transmission as standard and a six-speed automatic as optional.

Based on the features and equipments Mustang trim-level is further divided in to two variations base and premium. The base Mustang V6 is equipped with keyless entry, side spotter mirrors, 17-inch alloy wheels, air-conditioning, a limited-slip rear differential, cruise control, full power accessories and a CD audio system with an auxiliary audio jack. The Mustang V6 Premium adds Ford’s Sync system, leather upholstery, a power driver seat, color-adjustable gauges, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, upgraded interior trim and a Shaker 500 stereo system. The Mustang GT adds 18-inch alloys, a rear spoiler and fog-lamps and the GT Premium gets a different 18-inch wheels and the V6 Premium’s roster of features.

Optional package on the base Mustang V6 includs an exterior appearance package and an anti-theft system. Optional upgrade on the V6 Premium includes the Pony package and Mustang Club of America Special Edition, the Comfort package and the Electronics package. One can also opt for features like xenon headlamps, remote start, a performance 3.31:1 rear-axle ratio, a glass roof, a tonneau cover for convertible models and a back-up camera.

The Mustang GT can be outfitted with a Brembo Brake package, which includes more powerful brakes, 19-inch wheels, summer tires and the recalibrated stability control system. The GT Premium can be equipped with all the V6 Premium’s and GT’s options plus an array of 18-inch and 19-inch wheels, a California Special package and a more powerful Shaker 1000 sound system.

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Standard Safety features includes front-seat side airbags, antilock four-wheel disc brakes, Ford’s MyKey system, side spotter mirrors and stability control.

In the cabin the Ford Mustang retains retro look and feel while boasting respectable materials quality. Both the Mustang coupe and the convertible offer seating for four. Rear seats lack leg-room but front seats are roomy and comfortable with multi way adjustment. The optional Sync system provides useful voice-integration technology for music and Bluetooth functions. Trunk capacity is a functional 12.3 cubic feet in the coupe and 9.7 in the convertible.
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2012 Fiat 500

The cute little Fiat 500 is a fun to drive, afoordable city car. This retro looking car was first launched in 1957 as Nuova 500 and it gained the status of an icon for decades.

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2012 fiat 500

The new 500 is a reinvented modern car with an old look. The Fiat 500 is a two door car available in three trim-level, Pop, Sport and Lounge.

The Fiat 500 comes with three petrol and one desiel engine options. The standard is 1.4-liter MultiAir four-cylinder petrol engine producing modest 101 horsepower. the other options are turbocharged two-cylinder 0.9-litre TwinAir or four-cylinder 1.2 engines producing 70 horsepower and the only diesel option is a 1.3-litre Multijet diesel producing 75 horsepower. It get a five-speed manual transmission and as option a six-speed automatic is available.

The 500 comes with a long list of otional features and equipments. Standard features include power steering, seven airbags, a CD/MP3 stereo, colour-coded bumpers and electric mirrors. The 500 Sport adds air-con, alloy wheels and front fog lights. Top-spec Lounge models have split-folding rear seats and a fixed-glass roof. Premium models get Microsoft’s Blue&Me media system, which allows you to plug in memory sticks, PDAs or MP3 players and playback music.

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Standard safety features include front and side airbags, curtain and knee airbags, vehicle anti-theft via engine immobilizer, traction control, electronic stability control, electronic brake force distribution, 4-wheel anti-lock brakes, front power disc and rear power disc brakes and hill start control.

The Fiat 500 cabin is specious but the rear row lacks knee and head room. The bood is big enough for city use but folding down the rear seats increases load space. All the engine achieves more than 50 mpg in the city.
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2010 Ferrari California


The California is packed with latest technology like dual clutch transmission, multi-link suspension. The Ferrari California is offered as a single model with the opportunity to customize the car. Technically this is completely different to the F1 system of previous Ferraris, though in practice the operation is very similar. There are paddle shifts for manual changes and an auto button.

Regular wheels are 19 inchers with 20 inch as an option. Tire widths are the same for both sizes, 245/40 front and 285/35 rear. The optional Manettino suspension gives three chassis settings instead of one. Another notable option is the set of three tailored leather cases to maximize storage space. The multi-link rear suspension is designed to provide a compliant ride.

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The Ferrari California features a 4.3 liter V8 engine producing 453 horsespower at 7750 rpm, with the maximum torque of 357lb-ft. Direct gas injection, offers improved low-down torque but more importantly it’s Ferrari’s first nod towards the rapidly increasing importance of emissions and fuel economy. The California achieves average 17.9 mpg, a 15 percent improvement over the F430. The optional double clutch transmission gets seven instead of six gears. All the power goes through the rear wheels.

The Ferrari California interior can compete with any luxury car with fluid curves, double-stitched leather and that steering wheel. Front row has got enough space for the driver and passenger to be comfortable. But the rear row is almost unusable for adults. The fold down rear backrest increases the turnk space. The folding metal roof works well.

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2011 Cadillac STS


The STS look bolder, with a larger shiny grille, chrome door handles and functional chrome front fender vents. The new STS has an improved interior with a new steering wheel and such items as supple leather, elegant wood and metal with a sporty metallic appearance.

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The revamped version of Cadillac’s sporty STS sedan comes closer to rear-wheel-drive rivals.

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The 3.6-liter V6 engine kicks out 302 horsepower. It provides nearly the acceleration of the STS 4.6-liter V8 engine, which produces 320 horsepower. The V6 provides 47 horsepower more than the older V6 engine of the same size largely because ithas variable intake and exhaust valve timing and direct fuel injection. The STS with the V6 engine does 0-60 mph in 6.5 seconds, which makes it almost as fast as the STS V8. The V6 achieves 17mpg in the city and 26mpg on highways. Both STS V6 and V8 trim levels have standard rear-wheel drive along with optional all-wheel-drive.

A supercharged 469 horsepower V8 engine is offered in the limited-production STS-V. The V8 needs premium fuel and provides an estimated 15mpg in the city and 24mpg on the highway. All engines delivers power through a 6-speed automatic transmission with a manual shift feature.

All Cadillac STS trim levels are well equipped with many comfort, convenience and safety features. Safety features includes front-seat side airbagsv standard stability and traction control systems and side-curtain airbags. Other options include a lane departure alert system and a Premium Luxury Collection package that has a navigation system and power sunroof.

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The Luxury Performance package contains heated/ventilated front seats and heated rear outboard seats and steering wheel, wider tires on larger 18-inch polished aluminum wheels, upscale Bose sound system and a discreet rear spoiler. A Premium Luxury option’s include a blind-spot alert system and head-up display system. The Performance Handling Package comes with 18-inch chrome aluminum wheels with extra-wide 45-series summer-only tires and Brembo brakes.

The cabin is quiet, upscale with supportive front seats, and there is good room for five adults. All cupholders are conveniently located, and the front ones have a sliding cover. Doors have storage pockets, and the console bin is deep. The large trunk has a low and wide opening.
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2011 BMW 5-Series

The BMW 5-Series is a four door five passenger mid-size premium performance luxury sport sedan, and wagon loaded with technology. Fifth generation of the BMW 5 series has been one of the best automobile available in terms of luxury, performance and reliability. The BMW 5 Trim-levels are grouped as ‘Sedan’ and ‘gran turismo’.


The BMW 5 series base 528i features a 3.0-liter engine producing 230horsepower and 230lb-ft of torque. The 535i gets a turbocharged 3.0liter inline-6 producing 300 horsepower and 300lb-ft of torque. The 550i comes eqquipped with a 4.4liter twin-turbo V8 that producing 400hp and 450lb-ft of torque. Each model comes standard with rear-wheel drive and a six-speed manual transmission. An eight-speed automatic is optional. BMW xDrive all-wheel drive is optional on the 535i and 550i.

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The 5 Series is equipped with standard features that include 12-speaker CD audio system with HD radio, dual-zone automatic climate control, the iDrive control interface, a power tilt-telescoping steering wheel, a sunroof, power seats and Bluetooth. Upgrade options include night-vision camera, active cruise control, 14-way front seats, parking sensors, navigation, an automatic parallel parking system, ventilated front seats and adaptive xenon headlights.

Standard safety equipment in BMW 5 series includes front-seat side airbags, stability and traction control, night-vision system, antilock disc brakes, blind-spot monitor, lane-departure warning system, side curtain airbags, active front head restraints and the BMW Assist emergency communications system. When equipped with active cruise control, the 5 Series also comes with a pre-collision warning system.

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Inside the cabin BMW 5 Series is very comfortable for drive and front passenger with good amount of head and leg room. The backseats are also specious and cofortable for two adults. The adjustability of the seats adds to the comfort. The overall look of the dash is clean and eliminated with standard iDrive interface. The trunk can hold upto 14 cubic feet of load, which is decent enough for a sedan.

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