BMW 2006: BMW Performance Parts, Aftermarket Parts from Parts Train

Written by Jenny McLane

The BMW M6 isrepparttar most sophisticated and powerful BMW 6 Series Coupe ever. Underrepparttar 145464 lightweight body of this luxurious 2+2 lurks a thoroughbred super sports car boasting a V10, 507bhp power unit, providing 520Nm of torque. A seven-speed sequential manual gearbox and a superior chassis and suspension compliment its engine.

The all-new M6 features weight-saving technologies such as a carbon-fiber roof and 19-inch forged aluminum wheels that are almost four pounds lighter than regular cast wheels. With almost 500 horsepower available, BMW claimsrepparttar 145465 M6 will hit 60 mph in under 4.6 seconds, and it will run to 20 5mph withoutrepparttar 145466 traditional 155-mph speed limiter.

The suspension, though similar to that ofrepparttar 145467 M5, is specially tuned to take advantage ofrepparttar 145468 M6's shorter wheelbase and lower center of gravity. Massive cross-drilled brakes enablerepparttar 145469 M6 to pull up from 60 mph in less than 118 feet. The new M6 also uses BMW's new third-generation seven speed Sequential Manual Gearbox (SMG) with Drivelogic. Drivelogic offersrepparttar 145470 choice of 11 different change patterns, depending onrepparttar 145471 speed of change required.

The new SMG gearbox also offers safety benefits when downshifting on slippery surfaces. If it detectsrepparttar 145472 rear wheels locking up,repparttar 145473 clutch opens for a fraction of a second to ensure traction is maintained. In automatic mode,repparttar 145474 SMG gearbox recognizes thatrepparttar 145475 car is traveling on an incline and holds gears uphill to maintain acceleration and selects lower gears when progressing downhill to makerepparttar 145476 most ofrepparttar 145477 available engine braking.

2005 VOLVO S40: Can Now Be Accentuated with Volvo Performance Parts from Parts Train

Written by Jenny McLane

The most noteworthy element with this next-generation S40 isrepparttar sculpted shoulder line that starts atrepparttar 145463 front ofrepparttar 145464 car betweenrepparttar 145465 headlights and grille and is carried acrossrepparttar 145466 beltline allrepparttar 145467 way back torepparttar 145468 taillights. The new Volvo will be available with two new gasoline engines,repparttar 145469 2.4-liter five-cylinder with 168 hp and 170 lb-ft of torque, and asrepparttar 145470 T5 withrepparttar 145471 2.5-liter low-pressure turbo with 218 hp and 236 lb-ft of torque.

The S40 T5's engine isrepparttar 145472 familiar 2.5-liter twin-cam, low-pressure turbocharged, intercooled in-line five-cylinder found in most other Volvo lines. Its 218 horsepower (at 5000 rpm) and 236 lb-ft of torque (between 1500 and 4800 rpm) have almost 750 lbs less car to move thanrepparttar 145473 similar engine in an S60 2.5T AWD.

The S40 is offered in two different five-cylinder engines,repparttar 145474 168-hp 2.4L gas engine andrepparttar 145475 218-hp 2.5L turbo gas engine, badged 2.4i and T5 respectively. The T5 is available in 2WD or AWD mated to a five -speed Geartronic automatic transmission or a six-speed manual. Standard features include cruise control, alloy wheels, daytime running lights, and an AM/FM stereo with CD player. The T5 trim upgrades by adding a trip computer, front fog lights, automatic climate control, a power driver's seat, and interior wood trim. The optional Climate Package, available on both trims, equipsrepparttar 145476 S40 with heated front seats, rain-sensing wipers, and headlight washers.

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