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Video: Camaro ZL1 chief engineer gives a tour of the ride

Tuesday, August 16th, 2011

The Camaro ZL1 is expected to hug the asphalt of US roads by next year and the anticipation of Chevrolet fans and muscle car lovers goes higher and higher. Chevrolet knows how to play it well with the crowd and tease us by bringing the Camaro ZL1 out of its garage.

The latest trip of the Camaro ZL1 was in Ontario, Canada during the Camaro Homecoming Event. The car manufacturer released a video of the Al Oppenheiser, chief engineer of the Chevrolet Camaro , to give us a tour of the powerful ride.

The chief engineer hints that the Camaro will also be released to have automatic transmission in the future to give in to the requests of the consumers. He relates the reasons behind the redesign of the components of the ZL 1 including the new parts that has to be introduced with the Camaro ZL1. We do not want to spoil everything so click on the video below for the tour of the ZL1:

The 2012 Camaro ZL1 will sport a supercharged LSA 6.2L V8 which can produce at 550 horsepower while revving at 6,100 rpm. It can generate about 550 lb-feet of torque at 3,800 rpm. The powerful heart of the car is mated with a six-speed TR 6060 manual transmission and comes with a shorter shifter for more efficient gear changes. The Camaro ZL1 also boasts of a dual mode setup for its exhaust system that gives off that powerful and deep vroom. Get your bank accounts ready in the early part of 2012 if you want this muscle car in your garage.

Jaguar plans to manufacture 750,000 units by year 2018

Sunday, March 6th, 2011

2012-Jaguar-XKR-S-SportWhen luxury car brand Jaguar was still under the wings of the Premiere Auto Group, it simmered down on its ambitious big-volume plans. But they are with Tata now and they are scaling up their volumes once more. It has yet to be made official but Jaguar is said to be planning to manufacture around 750,000 units by the end of year 2018 with the help of Land Rover as its partner. Yes, Jaguar is back to its big-volume dreams as the 750,000 units plan is about three times as much as its present production figures suggest.

The new breeds of executives of these car companies have agreed make engines that are more fuel-efficient and vehicle designs and production procedures that are more applicable to a wider range.

With these in mind, the Land Rover needs to evaluate several components of its upcoming models while Jaguar is working on revamping the XF model that comes with a corresponding wagon counterpart that will be launched in the last quarter of the year. By the year 2013, Jaguar is said to launch sports car models with lighter price tags and a family-friendly car model that will go head to head with the BMW 3-series and the Mercedes-Benz C-class range. There are also planning to launch new versions for XK and XF models by 2014.

There also word that Jaguar is brainstorming about the creation of a four-door shooting brake system that will debut along with the next-generation XF models. This plan is speculated to give the sales a boost by almost 15 percent.

Mercedes-Benz Ranked #1 For Customer Retention & Service!

Saturday, November 28th, 2009


One thing that I have noticed about the automotive industry is the fact that customer service has gone down immensely.  Customer retention has also gone to the dogs lately, however — Mercedes-Benz is one company that is known for not only their customer service but also known for their customer retention.  That is why they are ranked #1 by J.D Powers & Associates for customer retention.

Mercedes-Benz is definitely one brand of car that is not only getting better and better every single year but I can certainly tell the difference when I go into a Mercedes-Benz dealer versus going into any other dealership.  The customer service is incredible and that alone is powerful.

So if you are looking for a brand new car this season, I highly recommend going into a Mercedes-Benz dealership!