Product Renaissance: 2006 Lincoln Zephyr Teams Up with the Most Durable Lincoln Accessories, Replacement and Performance Parts

Written by Jenny McLane

Lincoln introduced atrepparttar North American International Auto Show an entirely new generation of consumers torepparttar 143260 qualities that have made Lincoln a classic American luxury marque for more than 70 years.

The Duratec 30 V-6 isrepparttar 143261 heart of Lincoln Zephyr's power train. Using intake Variable Cam Timing (i-VCT) to improve torque and reduce emissions,repparttar 143262 engine generates 210 horsepower and 200 foot-pounds of torque. More importantly, it isrepparttar 143263 cleanest Duratec 30 ever, and will be rated for ULEV II tailpipe emissions in California, with a U.S. federal government rating of Tier II, Bin 5 tailpipe and LEV II evaporative emissions in states outside California.

The engine is mated to a six-speed automatic transaxle gradually emerging asrepparttar 143264 new industry standard for luxury cars. The innovative, wide-ratio transmission plays a key role in Lincoln Zephyr's performance and smooth operation.

The overall span ofrepparttar 143265 ratios is approximately 6:1 versus 4.5:1 for a typical five-speed, which allows this smaller, more fuel-efficient engine to deliver efficient gas mileage along with a strong performance feel. Another feature is thatrepparttar 143266 modern six-speed automatic is lighter than some competitor's four- and five-speed transaxles, boosting performance and economy further. The Lincoln zephyr also uses an electronic throttle control that works withrepparttar 143267 electronically controlled transaxle to ensure seamless shifts.

Volkswagen Golf GTI: Sporting Icon Zooms In With Top Notch VW Performance Parts

Written by Jenny McLane

The 2005 Volkswagen GTI is a 2-door, 5-passenger sports coupe, available in two trims,repparttar 1.8T andrepparttar 143259 VR6. The new GTI boasts a top speed of 145mph and will hit 62mph from rest in just 7.2 seconds onrepparttar 143260 six-speed manual version combining forrepparttar 143261 first time FSI technology with a turbo charger. This unique combination also givesrepparttar 143262 added benefit of excellent fuel consumption for a hot hatch, averaging 35mpg.

The Golf is available in four models: GL and GLS in two door or four door configurations. Both trims can be equipped with either a 1.9L 100 horsepower turbo diesel engine or a 2.0L 115 horsepower four-cylinder engine mated to a five-speed manual or a four-speed automatic transmission. Available options on all models include an OnStar Telematics Communication System, electronic stability traction control, and port-installed six-disc compact disc changer and front and rear mudguards. The Cold Weather Package, available only on GLS models only, includes heated front seats and windshield washer nozzles. A Monsoon sound system comes standard onrepparttar 143263 all GLS model.

Overall length increases by 2.3 inches, it's wider by one inch and it's taller by 1.5 inches. Underneathrepparttar 143264 sheet metal is an all-new suspension with a strut-type front and multilink rear layout combined with electromechanical steering. The GTI is powered by a turbo charged version ofrepparttar 143265 2.0 litre petrol engine first seen inrepparttar 143266 Audi A3 Sportback. It has six-speed manual gearbox orrepparttar 143267 DSG (Direct Shift Gearbox) clutchless sequential shift set-up.

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