Volkswagen Passat with Nokia Blue Tooth Technology: VW Aftermarket and Replacement PartsWritten by Jenny McLane
Volkswagen is first automaker to offer its customers a factory-fitted automotive communication solution that supports Bluetooth SIM Access Profile. The handset integration product provides compatibility with a wide range of mobile phones from various manufacturers. A mobile phone holder is also offered as an option for users who wish to charge their phone in car.
The Nokia Car Phone with Bluetooth Technology for VW Passat is set for launch in Europe and Asia in 2nd quarter 2005."For first time, an automaker is offering a communication solution using Bluetooth SIM Access Profile that is factory-fitted in vehicle. This represents an important engineering achievement: we have taken a further step toward universality and factory-installed, integrated communication solutions. The user can now take advantage of wide-ranging compatibility with a large number of mobile phones without having to rely on aftermarket solutions", says Marcus Stahl, General Manager Nokia Automotive.
The Nokia Car Phone with Bluetooth Technology can access SIM card of compatible mobile phone and log onto GSM network. As soon as user gets out of car or presses a certain button on his mobile phone, receiving mode is deactivated and mobile phone automatically logs back onto mobile network. The VW Passat's Nokia Blue Tooth includes key functions such as radio mute and downloading of phonebook entries from compatible mobile phones via Bluetooth wireless technology, as well as additional basic functions such as voice dial, taking and ending calls, and redial.
The New Mercedes Bens E320 CDI Now the World’s Most Successful Luxury Car Line Maintained by Superior Performance Benz Performance PartsWritten by Jenny McLane
Equipped with latest innovative diesel technology, E320 CDI has 201 hp and 369 lb-ft. of torque, enough to propel car to 100 km/h on test track in just 7.0 seconds. Good performance, low exhaust emissions, great fuel economy and low noise levels this latest generation of electronically injected CDI engines is changing consumers' dated perceptions about diesel engines.
Like all diesels, E320 CDI gets great fuel mileage and has increased cruising range over a comparable gasoline-powered car. What's more important, E320 CDI will do that without sacrificing performance. The E320 CDI gets 8.9/5.9 l/100km for city and highway driving, respectively, while virtually equaling acceleration of gasoline V6. Thanks to its CDI electronic fuel injection, even usual diesel engine sound is muted. From inside vehicle at idle, E320 CDI registers just 44 decibels. For comparison: An average doorbell produces about 75 decibels.
The double-wishbone of E320 CDI front suspension is similar to that of S-Class, and its patented five-link rear suspension provides unparalleled wheel motion control.
The E320 CDI comes standard with four-zone climate control that allows different temperature settings for rear outboard passengers as well as driver and front passenger. A long list of standard equipment include power tilt and telescoping steering wheel, power windows with one-touch up/down operation and auto-dimming mirrors. A power flip-down panel in centre console opens to reveal extra storage space or optional six-disc CD changer.
The standard COMAND display, which can be fitted with an optional DVD-based navigation system, also includes a nine-speaker audio system with surround sound. An optional harman/kardon LOGIC7 system takes high performance audio to a new level with seven-channel digital surround sound, 420 Watts of total output and 12 high-end speakers.