Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Transport News - Sales Report of Best Luxurious Cars

German luxury automobile manufacturers BMW, Mercedes-Benz and Audi have all managed to sustain strong sales growth in China over the first three months of the year.

BMW 7 Series

According to a report appearing in the Guangzhou Daily today, Chinese sales of BMW and Mini cars in the first quarter totaled 80,014 units, a 37 percent increase from 2011. A total of 30,593 vehicles were sold last month, growing 41.1 percent from last March and setting a new monthly record. 75,008 BMWs were sold in the first quarter. Sales of the 7 Series grew nearly 40 percent, while the X series of SUVs saw their sales grow a full 92 percent, with over 20,000 units sold. Meanwhile, Mini sales totaled 5,006 units, 32 percent higher than first quarter of 2011. Over 4,000 BMWs and minis were sold in Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan, combined.

Audis Q5
FAW Volkswagen Audi's sales totaled 89,475 units in the first quarter of the year, a 41 percent increase from 2011. The joint venture sold 31,245 Audis in March alone, equivalent to a year-on-year increase of 37.8 percent. It's three major domestically manufactured models, the A6L, A4L and Q5, managed to bring in 25,237 orders in the month. Among them, sales of the Q5 SUV totaled 7,802 units, growing 155 percent from the previous year. The JV sold over 6,000 imported Audis during the month. A total of 346,100 Audis were sold worldwide in the first quarter of the year.

A total of 19,080 Mercedes-Benz, Smart, AMG and Maybach vehicles were sold last month, while quarterly sales totaled 54,720 units. Mercedes' flagship S-Class managed to bring in 3,420 and 13,400 orders in March and the first quarter, respectively. Sales of the domestically manufactured long-wheelbase E-Class and C-Class grew 36.4 percent in the first quarter. Smart car sales in March and the first quarter totaled 1,860 and 4,760 units, respectively.

Tuesday, April 03, 2012

World’s fastest motorcycle | Kawasaki ZZR1400 2012

The world's fastest accelerating motorcycle 2012 ZZR1400 is offered by Ninja. Ninja is the trademarked name of a series of Kawasaki sport bikes, which started with the 1984 GPZ900R. Kawasaki is promising the new 2012 ZZR1400 (Ninja ZX-14R in the US) is the world's fastest accelerating production motorcycle.

No power figures have been released but the new bike’s engine has had a stroke increase to 65mm, bringing capacity up nearly 7 per cent to 1441cc from the old model’s 1352ccThe torque spread is huge too, with a claimed 69lb.ft (9.5kgm, 93Nm) available at just 2,000rpm!

The outgoing model made a claimed 197bhp (200PS, 147.3kW) and 114lb.ft (15.7kgm, 154.6Nm) torque, so it’s likely the new model will produce around 207bhp (210PS, 154.5kW), with a peak torque of approximately 120lb.ft (16.6kgm, 163Nm).