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2011 Saab 9-5

The 2011 Saab 9-5 is the first car from Saab since GM sold the brand to the Dutch super-car brand Spyker. Despite the change of ownership, the 9-5 remains almost same, it shares the same platform as the Opel Insignia and shares engines with the Regal and Cadillac SRX. The 2011 Saab 9-5 remains almost same as the limited 2010 versions. In 2011 Saab added a 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine.

The 2011 Saab 9-5 is a midsize luxury sedan available in five trim level: Turbo4, Turbo4 Premium, Turbo6 XWD and Aero. Standard features include an auto-dimming rearview mirror, fog-lamps, keyless ignition, cruise control, dual-zone automatic climate control, power front seats, driver memory functions, automatic wipers, leather upholstery, a tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel, Bluetooth and a nine-speaker sound system with a CD player, satellite radio and an iPod/USB audio interface.

The Turbo4 Premium adds power-folding and auto-dimming exterior mirrors, headlight washers, a panoramic sunroof, front and rear parking sensors, keyless ignition/entry and remote ignition. Optional Technology package includes a lane-departure warning system, adaptive bi-xenon headlamps, advanced parking assist and a head-up display. The Rear Passenger package adds tri-zone automatic climate control, rear seat audio controls, and a DVD entertainment system with two front-headrest-mounted screens. Other individual optional features include a navigation system with an 8-inch touch screen and 10GB of digital music storage.

The 2011 Saab 9-5 Turbo4 comes equipped with a turbocharged 2.0-liter inline 4 cylinder engine that produces 220 horsepower and 258 lb-ft of torque. A six-speed manual transmission is standard with an optional six-speed automatic, which is standard on all other 9-5 models. Fuel economy is around 20mpg in the city and 33mpg on the highway, but the automatic achieves 18mpg in the city and 21mpg on the highway.

The 9-5 Turbo6 XWD and Aero get a turbocharged 2.8-liter V6 engine that produces 300 horsepower and 295 lb-ft of torque. Saab’s advanced all-wheel-drive system are standard with along with a a six speed automatic transmission. Fuel economy stands at 17mpg in the city and 27mpg on the highway.

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Standard safety features in 2011 Saab 9-5 include front and rear side airbags, stability and traction control, antilock brakes, side curtain airbags and active front head restraints.

Being a luxury sedan the 2011 Saab 9-5 cabin is quite roomy and comfortable apart from the rear row head room, tall passenger might find the roof touching their head. The trunk is an especially large with 18.2 cubic feet of loading space.

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2011 Porsche Panamera

The 2011 Porsche Panamera, was launched in the 2009 and it was Porches’s first four door sedan to compete luxury sedan category. It was quite successful in getting attention in a short period of time as luxury sedan out of Porsche’s sports car heritage. It competes successfully with top ends segment cars like the Aston Martin Rapide or the Mercedes-Benz CLS-class, It combines all one would look from a luxury car, performance, good look, comfort and luxury.

The 2011 Porsche Panamera is a four-passenger, four-door hatchback that is offered in five trim levels; Base, 4, S, 4S and Turbo. The Porsche Panamera Base and 4 are powered by a 3.6-liter V6 engine that produces 300 horsepower and 295 lb-ft of torque. The base can sprint zero to 60 mph in as little as 5.6 seconds. The Porsche Panamera S and 4S receive a 4.8-liter V8 engine with 400 horsepower and 369 pound-feet of torque. Panamera S can reach zero to 60 mph in either 5.2 seconds while the 4S can achieve that within 4.8 seconds.

The Panamera Turbo gets a twin-turbocharged version of the same V8 engine producing an impressive 500 horsepower and 516 lb-ft of torque. The Turbo can make zero to sixty in 4.0 seconds. An optional Panamera Turbo Kit increases the performance with titanium alloy turbines and engine management tweaks, boosting the Panamera Turbo’s output to 540 hp and 590 lb-ft.

Every Panamera is equipped with a ZF-engineered seven-speed dual-clutch automated manual transmission. The Panamera Base and S are rear-wheel drive cars, while the Panamera 4, 4S and Turbo are all-wheel drive. Fuel economy is around 18 mpg in the city and 27mpg on the highway for the Base variant, the 4 achieves 18mpg in the city and 26 mpg on the highway, the s and 4s have 16/24 mpg while the top end Turbo achieves 15 mpg in the city and 23 mpg on the highway.

The 2011 Porsche Panamera Base and Panamera 4 comes equipped with long list of standard features including adaptive suspension dampers, 18-inch wheels, rear parking sensors, a power rear hatch, dual-zone automatic climate control, a tilt-and-telescoping steering column, a sunroof, eight-way power front seats, driver memory functions, a cooled glove-box, heated front seats, leather upholstery, a 60/40-split rear seatback and rear bucket seats. Also standard are a hard-drive-based navigation system and an 11-speaker CD audio system. The only difference between Panamera Base and Panamera 4 is the drive system, the 4 has all-wheel drive while the Base is a rear-wheel drive. The Panamera S and all-wheel-drive 4S also gets all the above features as standard.
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2011 Mitsubishi Galant

For years the Mitsubishi Galant been a value for money family car. But with the time it kept falling behind in its class due to its outdated look and lack of features. In year 2011, Mitsubishi brought many changes in Galant to keep up with the competitors like additional standard features for the premium SE trim and a new silver-painted mesh grille as well as a half-inch reduction in ride height.

The 2011 Mitsubishi Galant is available only in two trim level, ES and SE. Standard features on the ES include full power accessories, air-conditioning, a tilt-only steering wheel, 16-inch steel wheels, cruise control, driver-seat height adjustment and a six-speaker stereo with CD player and auxiliary audio jack. The SE adds foglights, a back-up camera, heated mirrors, a rear spoiler, 18-inch alloy wheels, automatic climate control, color LCD screen, dual illuminated vanity mirrors, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, multiway-way adjustable power driver seat, heated front seats, Bluetooth, navigation system and an eight-speaker Rockford Acoustic Design audio system with six-CD changer and satellite radio. In year 2011 Galant SE gets new features like power sunroof, auto-dimming rearview mirror and a programmable garage door opener. There are many other stand alone optional features available for the new Mitsubishi Galant. Standard safety features include antilock brakes, stability control, front side airbags and side curtain airbags.

The 2011 Mitsubishi Galant is available with only one engine choice, that is a 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine paired with a four-speed automatic transmission with Mitsubishi’s Sportronic system. The 2.4-liter engine makes decent 160 horsepower and 157 lb-ft of torque averaging around 21 mpg in the city and 30 mpg on the highway and 24 mpg combined.

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The interior gets few modifications in new Mitsubishi Galant like more sound insulation and a refreshed dash. The quality of material used in the cabin is of fairly good quality. It is roomy with comfortable and supportive seats. A dead pedal is provided and positioned well for drivers left leg. Visibility is good all around, notably to the rear quarters, thanks to slim C-pillars. The controls on the dashboard are well placed and easy to use. Keyless-entry controls are integrated into the key. The quality of materials is quite good.

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2011 Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class

The 2011 Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class is not only full of luxury and performance, it stands out in its class because of the sleek and contemporary look. The Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class is a beautifully designed car. This coupe like sedans is based on previous-generation E-Class. It shares number of major components and the structure with the E-Class. If you are looking for a car with distinctive styling, strong performance and a luxurious interior, give the CLS a test drive.

The Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class is available in two trim level; CLS550 and CLS63 AMG. The Mercedes-Benz CLS550 is powered by a powerful 5.5-liter V8 engine that develops 382 horsepower and 391 pound-feet of torque. The Mercedes CLS63 AMG gets a more powerful 6.2-liter V8 engine rated at 507 horsepower and 465 pound-feet of torque.

Both engines are paired with a seven-speed gearbox with Sportronic manual-shift capability. The CLS-Class is a Four-Wheel-Drive vehicle but in normal condition only the rear wheels get power unless they are losing grip. Another version with 4.6L V8 engine is going to be added with the name “CLS550 4MATIC” in 2012 CLS-Class line up.

Inside the cabin, the interior is well finished with wood panels, chrome trim surrounds and premium materials with lots of details. Because of the coupe-like roof line on the Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class the rear seats lacks head room, tall passengers might find their head touching the roof. Otherwise the cabin is full of comfort and luxury. The CLS-Class cars offer plenty of entertainment value to go along with their beautiful exteriors.

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Title › 2011 Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class

The 2011 Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class features every convenience you’d expect from a premium luxury sedan including 10-way adjustable seats, glass sunroof, adjustable air suspension, four-zone climate control, LCD control center and Tele-Aid. Standard safety equipment includes electronic stability protection, an advanced electro-hydraulic braking system, front airbags, front-side airbags, rear-side and side-curtain airbags. The CLS63 AMG adds an AMG-engineered suspension and a number of exterior upgrades unique to the AMG brand.

The 15.9 cubic feet trunk of 2011 Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class offers almost the same space as the E-Class sedan. In terms of interior comfort, the CLS makes for a great four-passenger sedan.

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2011 Ford Fiesta

The 2011 Ford Fiesta is a four door five passenger sedan, also available as hatchback. The fiesta might be small and inexpensive car but it has got all that you will need in a small car: build quality, upkeep costs, reliability and longevity along with comfort and driving pleasure. Fiesta is available in 5 trim-level, starting from Fiesta S to top-end variation SES.

All variations of 2011 Ford Fiestas are powered by a 1.6 liter inline-4 engine that generates 119 horsepower and 112 lb-ft of torque and achieves 28mpg in the city and 37mpg on the highway. A 5-speed manual transmission with overdrive is standard, and a 6-speed automatic transmission with overdrive is optional. With optional automatic transmission the fuel economy drops to 27mpg in the city and 35 on the highway. It can achieve 0-60 mph in 9.5 seconds.

The entry-level Ford Fiesta S comes with a tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel, 15-inch steel wheels, a capless fuel filler, power mirrors, a four-speaker AM/FM stereo and a 60/40 split-folding rear seat. The SE sedan adds power windows, door locks, a CD player and metallic cabin accents. The SEL sedan adds a rear spoiler, LED parking lights, a premium sound system, ambient lighting, an auto-dimming rearview mirror and the Sync multimedia voice-command system with sat-nav. The SE hatchback adds a rear spoiler and wiper.

There are some optional features available like keyless entry/ignition, heated leather seating, 17-inch alloy wheels, a sunroof, special paint colors, etc. As package one can opt for “Super Fuel Economy” where fuel economy is increased via aerodynamic tweaks, lightweight wheels and special tires.

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Standard safety features include antilock disc brakes, stability and traction control, front-seat side airbags and side curtain airbags.

The cabin feels roomy and comfortable, the rear occupants might find limitations of knee space. Adjustable steering column and driver seat makes fiesta Unlike other economy cars fiesta has premium feel in the materials used. The Ford Fiesta sedan got 12.8 cubic feet of loading space where as the hatchback can hold up-to 26 cubic feet, on folding down the rear-seats the loading capacity increases.
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2011 Chrysler 200 Sedan

The Chrysler 200 Sedan is a four-door, five-passenger mid-size family sedan, available in four trim-level, Chrysler 200 Lx, 200 Tourning, 200 Limited and S. The new Chrysler 200 sedan is technically much improved version of last year’s Chrysler Sebring sedan. The makeover includes a vastly improved passenger cabin, updated exterior styling and a new 3.6-liter V6 engine.

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The Chrysler 200 Sedan offers a choice of two engines. The 2.4-liter four-cylinder comes standard producing 173 horsepower and 166lb-ft of torque. The 3.6-liter V6 is standard on the S and available as an option on all but the entry-level LX produces 283 horsepower and 260lb-ft of torque. Power is delivered through a four-speed automatic transmission in the base LX, while the rest of the lineup features a six-speed automatic. A new dual-clutch six-speed automatic, which promises better performance and fuel economy, will be available on four-cylinder models later in the model year.


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The entry-level Chrysler LX model comes equipped with a four-speed automatic transmission, 17-inch steel wheels, cruise control, air-conditioning, 60/40-split-folding rear seatbacks, full power accessories, cloth upholstery, a tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel with audio controls and a four-speaker sound system with a CD player and auxiliary audio jack.

The Touring model adds a power driver seat, 17-inch alloy wheels, a six-speed automatic, automatic headlights, automatic climate control, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, a trip computer, upgraded interior lighting and shift knob and a six-speaker sound system with satellite radio.

The top-of-the-line 200 Limited version adds an auto-dimming rearview mirror, 18-inch alloy wheels, Bluetooth and a premium sound system with a touchscreen interface, leather upholstery, heated front seats, remote ignition, voice controls and digital music storage. Optional equipment for 200 Limited a sunroof and a Garmin-based navigation system with Sirius Travel Link data service. The S will be introduced later in this year with a V6 engine, 18-inch alloy wheels, sport front seats with suedelike inserts and Boston Acoustics speakers.

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The Chrysler 200 comes equipped with long list of safety features including anti-theft alrarm, immobilizer, brake assistance, 4-wheel ABS, hill start control, electronic stability control, passenger and driver airbag with multi-stage deployment, accident response system, emergency fuel shut-off device, trunk anti-trap device, front and rear crumple zones, side guard door beams, rear 3-point center seatbelt, seat mounted front side airbags, front and rear 3-point seatbelts, front and rear side head curtain airbags and front and rear automatic locking retractors.

In the cabin the interior is identical to it’s predecessor but quality of material used are much improved. The new 200 is much quieter and comfortable with supportive seats and decent head and legroom. The back seats might be a little uncomfortable for a six fit adult. The 13.6 cubic-foot trunk is a little on the small side compared to other midsize sedans.
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2011 Buick Regal

The Buick Regal is a four door, five passenger mid-size sports sedan, available in two trims, the Regal CXL and the Regal CXL Turbo. The Regal is a handsome car with American look and feel.

Stadard features in the Buick Regal includes keyless entry, 18-inch alloy wheels, foglamps, cruise control, heated sideview mirrors, dual-zone automatic climate control, full power accessories, OnStar, a power driver seat, leather upholstery, heated front seats, a tilt-and-telescoping steering column, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, a trip computer, a 60/40-split rear seatback,


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a seven-speaker audio system with CD/MP3 player, iPod/auxiliary audio jacks, satellite radio, steering-wheel-mounted controls and Bluetooth connectivity. Upgrade option includes a sunroof, a hard-drive-based navigation system with digital music storage and a nine-speaker Harman Kardon premium audio system.

The Regal CXL Turbo adds rear parking sensors and a 12-way power-adjustable front passenger seat, also available on the standard Regal CXL as optional Comfort and Convenience package. Options in the CXL Turbo include xenon headlights, 19-inch wheels and an Interactive Drive Control system.

Two engine option available in the 2011 Buick Regal either a 2.4liter four-cylinder engine that makes 182horsepower and 172lb-ft of torque, or a 2.0liter turbocharged variant that produces 220horsepower and 258lb-ft of torque. A six-speed automatic with manual shift capability is standard for both engines; the turbo is also offered with a six-speed manual transmission

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Standard safety equipment in the 2011 Buick Regal includes stability control, antilock brakes, traction control, OnStar, front seat side-impact airbags and full-length side curtain airbags. Rear-seat thorax airbags are an extra-cost option on all Regals, while brake assist is included only on the turbo model.

The cabin is quiet, luxurious and comfortable inside specially on the front row with comfortable seats. The back seats migh be little uncomfortable for tall passengers due the receding roofline. The Regal has a sizable trunk that measures 14.3cubic feet, and there is a wide opening to both the cargo area and into the cabin when the split backseat is folded.

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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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