Audi has released a new teaser of the Q5 model of the next generation, giving the idea of led matrix headlights of the head light crossover.
It is expected that the new Audi Q5 is made in the style of SUV Q7 of the second generation, and many design solutions in the interior will be borrowed from family A4 and A5, as Ford Escape headlight assembly.
According to preliminary data, the basis for crossover will form a modular platform MLB Evo, which is based on Q7 and A4. Thanks to the new chassis, the SUV will get about 80-100 pounds of lighter predecessor.
The engine line-up will include two-liter petrol of “turbo’s forth” capacity of 190 and 252-horsepower and 190-horsepower diesel. The “charged” version of SQ5 will get a diesel engine with turbine and compressor to the actuator, powered by a 48 – volt system. The engine output will be around of 370 horsepower.
Specificity of problems in vehicles is very, very wide. One of these problems may be the occurrence of condensation in the muffler.
It would seem: how water may accumulate in the muffler, if it is constantly working, and the temperature of the gases in it is high?!
Remember: 90% of all cases, the problem of water accumulation in the muffler pursues drivers who make short trips. The essence of the problem is that your muffler is simply not at operating temperature, as the engine that runs on low speed, just not able to blow out of the system all the precipitated moisture in it. In winter, this problem is only amplified – frost and ice do its dirty work! For example, there are cases when from the “cans” of muffler poured 4-5 liters of water.
How to solve the problem of excess moisture?
You can blow out “pots” (blow cylinders). It means: on the road increase speed, using a lower gear to maintain high engine revs. Work in alternating mode: picked up speed – slowed. It is more than a couple of times not to “drown” the gas pedal to the floor.
This procedure is useful for all the cars suffering from an accumulation of moisture in the muffler.
For any car owner, no matter how high there are his skill of the driver, such question, as the acquisition of automotive parts, is always relevant. Many people still remember the times when spare parts aren’t purchased, but were “getting out” wasting energy and money in search of the necessary parts. Today, there is no this problem: many shops and salons offer to your attention spare parts for cars from different manufacturers and auto parts for trucks or buses. Now the problem lies elsewhere: to get really high-quality item. Unfortunately, the number of counterfeit spare parts for cars in our market is still very high.
In these circumstances, it is important to choose the right supplier of spare parts, which can fully guarantee their quality. Because all substandard parts are not only a loss of money, it is also a threat to your safety. For many car owners who purchase auto parts for German car brands Audi, Volkswagen, Skoda, Porsche, our online store has become a reliable supplier.
The American edition Consumer Reports has published the names of six models which annoy the American motorists the most. The hate-list includes three SUVs and three small cars.
To make the rating of passenger cars, the analysts of Consumer Reports have learned the feedback about 350000 cars, bought in 2012-2014. The main criteria were safety, design, conformity with the expectations on the fuel consumption, trunk capacity, car dynamics, maintenance, etc. The research included more than 280 models.
Most of the respondents were pleased with their choice (70%, but the owners of six models have made such a great mistake, that they swore they would never buy the car from the “hated list”.
The least favorite compact cars:
- Nissan Versa
- Kia Rio
- Nissan Sentra
- Jeep Compass
- Nissan Pathfinder
- Hyundai Tucson
Safety is one of the most important requirements for a car. The safety of particular vehicle can determine both the safety of life of the driver, passengers and pedestrians and the general road safety.
The modern system of car safety includes active and passive parts. The active part helps to prevent a risk of accident, while the passive one allows reducing the severity of effects of traffic accidents and preserve the passengers’ healthy and life.
The passive safety depends on the specific features of car construction: the structure of bumper, the level of stringency of cabin, the level of damage safety of saloon materials, the presence of active headrests, seat belts and airbags. The work of each element of passive safety system separately is inefficient; they are interconnected and complement each other (for example, the airbags are used only together with the seat belts.
Robot on the Ford line— man’s assistant or competitor?
The car company Ford was one of the first to introduce so-called “co-bots” (robots working side by side with the people) at its plants. Co-bots imitate the man’s hand movements and help to carry out the most complex operations requiring both great strength and skill.
Co-bot can be configured to do the widest possible range of tasks: learning to use a coffee machine, driving for beer, clink mugs and even make a head massage. Now that the co-bots are in test mode, the workers of Cologne plant are trying to adjust them to everything possible. According to their feedbacks, the management of the company will make a decision about the further integration of robot helpers into production.
The main thing is that the workers not overdo it and end up on the street, if it comes out that co-bots can replace all of them. But so far, Ford PR-service emphasizes that -bots are intended to help people, and not to replace them.