Saturday, December 31, 2011

Info: BMW Brake Energy Regeneration.

To save energy and reduce the vehicle’s fuel consumption, this system controls the times at which the alternator charges the battery. Conventionally, a car’s alternator runs continuously and thus charging is always available to the battery; in the Gran Turismo, it charges only when the vehicle is decelerating or braking; otherwise, it freewheels, drawing virtually no power from the engine. An electronically controlled clutch, somewhat similar to that used with the air-conditioning compressor, is added to engage and disengage the alternator.

Accommodating the less frequent charging is a special, more powerful battery that can satisfy a contemporary vehicle’s high electrical demands without access to continuous charging. The battery uses a technology called “glass mat,” in which its internal plates are separated with saturated absorbent glass-boron silicate rather than the usual liquid electrolyte. This construction sharply reduces the battery’s conversion of charging energy to heat, and can provide the necessary electrical power for longer periods between charges.

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Model: Volkswagen Scirocco 210PS

210PS TSI standard equipment

• 210PS TSI turbocharged direct petrol injection 4-cylinder engine with
   6-speed direct shift gearbox DSG
• Adaptive chassis control DCC
• Seat upholstery and door panel trim in "Vienna" leather
• "Interlagos" alloy wheels, 8 J x 18" with wheel security system,
   tyres 235/40 R18
• "RCD 510" with MP3 player function and integrated 6 disc CD changer,
   8 speakers
• Driver's seat with electric seat adjustment and lumbar support


• "Climatronic" air-conditioning system with 2-zone temperature control
• Ambience lighting
• Illuminated vanity mirrors in sun visor
• Interior light in footwell
• Multi-function leather-covered 3-spoke steering wheel with paddle shift
   control for DSG
• MEDIA-IN USB/iPod media interface
• Undivided rear bench seat, symmetrically split-folding backrest
• Sports front seats


• Door mirrors with integrated turn signals
• Heat-insulating green tinted glass
• Power folding mirrors, heated separately with environment lighting and
   curb view
• Twin exhaust tailpipes
• White turn signals integrated in front bumper


• 2 safety-optimized front head restraints and 2 frame-type head restraints at
   the rear
• Automatically dimming rear view mirror
• Bi-xenon headlights including static cornering light and dynamic automatic
   headlight-range adjustment
• Brake pad wear indicator
• Curtain airbag system for front and rear passenger including side airbags at
   the front
• Driver and front passenger airbag with front passenger airbag deactivation
• Electronic differential lock EDL
• Electronic stabilization programme ESP with counter steering assistance
• Electronic vehicle immobilization device
• Electronically controlled anti-lock braking system ABS with electronic
   brake-pressure distribution EBD and brake assistant
• Front and rear disc brakes (front ventilated)
• Front and rear fog lights
• Height and reach adjustable steering wheel
• Hill-hold control
• Park distance control
• Power-assisted steering, speed sensitive
• Rain sensor
• Traction control system TCS
• Warning triangle breakdown sign

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