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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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Title › 2011 Saab 9-5

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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2010 Mercury Mountaineer

The 2010 Mercury Mountaineer is a midsize SUV, identical to the Ford Explorer with some differences in exterior styling and equipment differences, the Mountaineer is basically an another version of the Explorer with extra premium features and softer suburban look. The Mercury Mountaineer is optional Four-Wheel-Drive SUV, while Ford Explorer is FWD vehicle. The Mountaineer offered decent off-roading capability along with good space for a medium-size family (with optional third-row seats), decent handling and ride quality. The Mercury Mountaineer is available in two trim-levels; base and Premier, rear-wheel drive is standard on both trims, with all-wheel drive optional.

The 2010 Mercury Mountaineer is offered with two engine options; 4.0-liter V6 and 4.6-liter V8. The 4.0-liter engine makes 210 horsepower and 254 pound-feet of torque. The optional 4.6-liter V8 engine puts out a peppier 292 horsepower and 300 lb-ft of torque. A five-speed automatic transmission is standard with the V6, while the V8 comes with a six-speed automatic transmission. Both rear-wheel drive and all-wheel drive are available with either engine. The V6 achieves 14 mpg in the city and 19 mpg on the highway while the V8 consumes 15 mpg in the city and 21 mpg on the highway.

The 2010 Mercury Mountaineer base model comes equipped with cruise control, full power accessories, a six-way power driver seat, a leather-wrapped tilt steering wheel with audio controls, and a stereo with a CD player and auxiliary audio jack. There are other optional features available as package called “Five-Passenger Value Package” and “Seven-Passenger Value Package”. The Five-Passenger Value Package adds driver memory functions, rear manual climate controls, leather upholstery, reverse parking sensors, running boards, dual-zone automatic climate control, power-adjustable pedals, heated power front seats, satellite radio and the Sync voice-activated communication and entertainment system. The Seven-Passenger Value Package includes the same features plus a 50/50-split manual-folding third-row bench. Sunroof is also available as stand-alone option.

The Mercury Mountaineer Premier comes standard with rear parking sensors, aluminum roof rails, leather upholstery, aluminum-trimmed heated exterior mirrors with puddle lamps, 18-inch chrome wheels, heated power front seats, a sunroof, dual-zone automatic climate control, rear manual climate controls, driver memory functions and Sync. Optional features on the Premier model include 20-inch wheels, tow package, a power-folding third-row seat, power running boards, a rear-seat entertainment system, second-row fold-flat bucket seats and a voice-activated navigation system with DVD audio and video capability and an internal hard drive.

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Title › 2010 Mercury Mountaineer

Standard safety equipments include antilock disc brakes and stability control with a rollover sensor, front-seat side airbags and first- and second-row side curtain airbags.

The interior looks neat and well arranged with the use high quality of materials. Second-row passengers have good leg and headroom, but the third row is narrow and low to the floor, tall adults might find the third row uncomfortable over long drive. The Seven-passenger Mercury Mountaineers can hold 83.7 cubic feet of luggage, while the five-passenger versions can hold 85.8 cubic feet.

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