Mazda Speed 6-- The Ultimate in Midsize Sedans Now Has Ultimate Body Parts at PartstrainWritten by Jenny Mc Lane
The Mazdaspeed6 offers optimal balance between performance and sophistication," said Weldon Munsey, vehicle line manager for Mazda North American Operations (MNAO). "The turbocharged engine, with its broad power band, excellent fuel economy and eco-friendly emissions levels, is unmatched in its class, while sport-minded, luxurious cabin helps deliver a car driver will find hard to exit."
Mazda's own innovative technologies, including newly developed direct-injection turbocharged 2.3-liter engine with maximum output of an estimated 274 hp and all-new active torque split all-wheel-drive system, make MazdaSpeed 6 company's highest performance sedan and push Mazda brand DNA element of spirited dynamic performance to its ultimate level. With a 274-horsepower, 280 lb-ft of torque, all-wheel drive, 2005 Mazda Speed 6 has power from direct-injection turbocharged 2.3-liter engine channeled to an all-new Active Torque Split All-Wheel Drive system for traction and handling in all conditions. Exterior highlights include an aerodynamic front bumper and lower grille section, a five-point upper grille section that also serves as air intake for engine's intercooler, flared side skirts. It also includes custom 18-inch aluminum wheels fitted with 215/45R18 tires, aerodynamic rear bumper with built-in diffuser for integrated exhaust tailpipe and a highly effective yet compact rear lip spoiler. The interior is spacious with high-quality interior materials for a lush finish, custom six-speed shift knob and semi-bucket sport-type front seats for excellent side support. It packs a turbocharged 2.0-liter 4-cyl engine with direct fuel injection and some 274 hp. A 6-speed manual transmission is mandatory. Also standard are a limited-slip differential, up rated suspension, 18-inch wheels, antilock brakes and antiskid/traction control. To match its performance persona, MazdaSpeed gets its own front and rear fascias, plus special sport bucket seats and metal-look interior trim. Automatic climate control and 200-watt Bose CD stereo are also included in package. A new six-speed manual directs engine's efforts to both axles via standard all-wheel drive with three torque-apportioning strategies: normal, sport, and snow. Standard equipment includes 270-horse turbo engine, manual transmission, and Mazda's new Active Torque-Split AWD system, which can send up to 50 percent of engine's power to rear wheels.
Shipping cars or motorhomes by sea freightWritten by Richard Hack
If you are ever looking to ship your car or motorhome overseas, or purchase a classic car over internet, you need to consider how much it will cost, and how you are going to go about sea freighting it. There are many freight forwarding companies out there, but not many whom are specialised in car shipping like Taurus Logistics. Make sure whomever you use, you understand all terms on quote, and if not have them explain in writing what it all means. A good freight forwarder should total quote for you and note any exceptions. Depending on whether you are a buyer or a seller you need to consider who is paying for what, in respect to costs associated with shipping your car. The easiest way as a seller is to sell car Ex works, this means you do not need to trouble yourself with any of details or costs for sea freight.As a buyer Ex works is also preferable as it give you control over whom you are using and makes sure there are no unforeseen costs