2017 Audi TT RS Release Date, Review and Specs

2017 Audi TT RS Release Date, Price, Specs, Interior – The new 2016 Audi TT RS will be provided in both a coupe and convertible configurations. The release date of this marvelous vehicle has been set anywhere before the fall of this year. It will take the stylish but not-so-potent standard model to the next level with a significant number of improvements that will boost its fun-to-drive factor.

2017 Audi TT RS front view, grille and headlights

These upgrades start with a more compelling version of the base TT’s 4-cylinder engine that is capable of generating an additional 54 hp. Also, there will be a quick-shifting 6-speed automated manual transmission system that will take it to another level of performance.

2017 Audi TT RS
2017 Audi TT RS

Other upgrades include 19” alloy wheels with summer performance tires, adaptive suspension and beefier brakes complete the performance package, therefore making the TT RS a more satisfying vehicle to hustle along a winding stretch of road in comparison to the TT. Sadly, the improvements made on the new TT RS come at a cost. However, in case your budget is tight, you should consider any of these alternatives. Chief among them is the refined Chevy Corvette Stingray, Cayman Coupe and Porsche Boxster.

2017 Audi TT RS rear angle, taillights,red color

Exterior Colors & Interior Changes – 2017 Audi TT RS

For starters, the Audi TT RS 2016 will certainly be unveiled as either a 2+2 coupe or a two-seat convertible, both of which will be offered as a sole trim.

2017 Audi TT RS front
2017 Audi TT RS front

Some of the standard equipment to look forward include adaptive xenon headlights with washer jets, an adaptive two-mode magnetic ride control suspension, and heated mirrors, cruise control, nineteen-inch wheels, performance summer tires, heated leather seats, automatic climate control,LED running lights, and eight-way power adjustment. Others include a tilt-and-telescoping multifunction steering wheel with shift paddles, Bluetooth phone connectivity and an auto-dimming rearview mirror. The convertible, according to well-placed sources, should forego the split-folding aft jump seats to get a fully powered soft folding top.

2017 Audi TT RS back
2017 Audi TT RS back

Optionally available is the Navigation system Plus, which should add, a navigation system, a driver information display, an iPod interface, a lap timer and rear parking sensors. The other selective package includes the Black Optic package which replaces aluminum-look exterior mirrors with carbon fibre, and adds other specially designed interior and exterior styling and trim qualities.

2017 Audi TT RS interior
2017 Audi TT RS interior

Also, we should expect late availability of a coupe-only Competition package, which should avail Baseball Optic leather, lighter nineteen-inch wheels, contrasting stitching, fixed aft wing and gray brake calipers. Joining the color palette is exclusive Nimbus Gray and Imola Yellow.

2017 Audi TT RS backseats

Specifications

Wheelbase: 98.6 in
Length: 164.7 in.
Width: 72.1 in
Passenger volume: N/A ft³
Cargo volume: N/A ft³
Curb weight: 3384 lbs
Top Speed: 174 mph
Transmission: 6-Speed Automated Manual
0-60: 3.7 sec
MPG: 23/30 (city/highway)
Available Exterior Colors: N/A
Towing Capacity: N/A lbs

Engine Specs – 2017 Audi TT RS

The brand new Audi TT 2016 will be offered with two engines. The base model will come with a turbocharged 2L 4-cylinder engine rated at juat 230 hp. This power will be transmitted to the front wheels. And according to Audi, this combination will be suited to provide a 0-62 mph sprint in only six seconds.

On the other hand, the 2016 Audi TT RS launch edition roadster should make use of an uprated 310 hp version of the same engine paired to a Quattro AWD system, this will be enough to fire the vehicle from 0-62 mph in just 4.7 seconds.

2017 Audi TT RS engine

European models will come fitted with a standard 6-speed manual transmission system, with an optional 6-speed auto transmission system with an S –Tronic system. We are hopeful that unlike the current model, the 2017 Audi TT RS will be offered in the U.S with the manual transmission.

Some of the safety features to expect should include antilock disc brakes, hill-hold assist, traction and stability and front knee/side airbags. Models fitted with the selective navigation system should also have rear parking sensors. Evidently lacking is the rearview camera.

Price & U.S Release Date – 2016 Audi TT RS

Both the 2017 Audi TT and TT RS are set to arrive at U.S dealerships sometime before this fall. The least priced variant should go for sale with a price tag of around $40,000 for the TT and around $52,000 for the TT RS. This, therefore means, the revamped coupe (and eventual roadster) are put in the company’s segment of modern classics like the Porsche Boxster, BMW Z4 and Porsche Cayman.

2017 Audi TT RS leather seats and steering wheel

In overall, the new and revamped 2017 TT will be more sophisticated, made of cutting-edge interior, more powerful engine, improved performance; reduced weight and certainly, better fuel efficiency. However, we found the FWD system to under-deliver in comparison to its RWD rivals.

The above assumptions have been based on informed reports. In light of this, the TT RS will undeniably be in a class of its own.

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2016 Chevrolet Impala – Release Date and Info

2016 Chevy Impala Release Date, Price, Specs, Interior – The new 2016 Chevy Impala will soon be with us yet again. The refreshed vehicle from General Motors will be attractive, competitive and well-appointed in its segment and is expected to be released anywhere before this fall. Indeed, it might be rare for any other car to manage to go from nothing to something this nippily. In case you are searching for a sedan, this large sedan should be at the top of your agenda.

2016 Chevy Impala
2016 Chevy Impala

For a majority of purchasers, the most weighty and pertinent vicissitudes for the 2016 Chevy Impala are the elimination of the ephemeral “trifling hybrid” eAssist version and addition of a wireless connection. However, if you are a genuine admirer of innovative design, then you’d want to check out the bi-fuel Chevy Impala, capable of running on both CNG gas and gasoline.

2016 Chevrolet Impala side view, red color, alloy wheels

Irrespective of whatever lies under its bonnet, the Chevy Impala will definitely be impressive with its inaudible ride, huge truck, spacious interior and everything else that can placate a large-sedan shopper.

2016 Chevrolet Impala side view, exterior, silver color, alloy wheels

The Impala will, however, have to ward off potential rivals once it becomes available in the market. Key among them is the Toyota Avalon, which endures to be a standard-setter with its super charming V6, spacious interior and a hybrid model version.

2016 Chevrolet Impala side view, exterior, headlights and alloy wheels

Others include the lustrous and lavish Kia Cadenza and Azera. Also, the luxurious RWD Chrysler 300 and well executed Hyundai Genesis are potential nightmares to the Impala.

Exterior Colors & Interior Options – 2016 Chevy Impala

As expected, the new 2016 Chevy Impala is going to be offered in three trim levels: LT, LS and LTZ variants.

2016 Chevy Impala front
2016 Chevy Impala front

Some of the standard features we should look forward to on the LS apart from the 4-cylinder include foldable rear armrests, 18” wheels, Bluetooth connectivity, 4G Wi-Fi connectivity, cruise control, satellite radio, telescopic and tilt steering wheel, keyless entry, power adjustable driver seat, rear parking sensors, OnStar emergency communication, air conditioning, a trip computer, a cargo net, an auxiliary input, and automatic headlights.

2016 Chevy Impala back
2016 Chevy Impala back

The 2016 Chevy Impala LT, according to reliable sources should come subdivided to 1LT and 2LT sub-trims. They add front heated mirrors, text messaging compatibility, leather-wrapped steering wheel, 18” alloy wheels, Bluetooth audio connectivity, an SD connectivity, HD radio, smartphone app connectivity, dual-zone automatic climate control, voice controls, internet radio compatibility, shift knob, 8” touchscreen, heated side mirrors, and dual-zone climate control. The 2016 Chevy Impala is equipped similarly, but alternates the V6 powerplant for the 4-cyl.

2016 Chevrolet Impala rear view, taillights, tailpipe, alloy wheels

There are also a myriad of selections grouped in terms of packages to choose from. Chief among them is the Convenience package which bundles forward collision, blind-spot monitoring, rear parking sensors, a garage opener, rear auto-dimming mirror, and remote ignition. The Advanced safety package ropes in lane departure warning, suede upholstery, 19” wheels, ambient interior lighting, heated front seats, blind-spot monitoring, rear-cross traffic alert, a 120V power outlet, Bose sound system, 8-way power front seats, and a rear spoiler. Lastly, the Navigation package bundles in keyless ignition, navigation system, and keyless entry.

2016 Chevy Impala interior
2016 Chevy Impala interior

The 2016 Chevy Impala 1LTZ sub-trim, basically bundles a 120V power outlet, Bose stereo, exterior ambient lighting, a heated steering wheel, driver memory settings, perforated front seats, leather upholstery, a sunroof/moonroof, rear spoiler, and auto-dimming rear-view mirror.

2016 Chevrolet Impala interior, leather front and rear seats

Also, the sub-trim comes with several package selections, which include the Convenience and Comfort package. The packages add perforated front seats, power steering wheel, rear-view mirror, and exterior ambient mirror. The Premium Audio suite should add 12V outlet and Bose system.

2016 Chevrolet Impala trunk

Finally, the 2016 Chevy Impala 2LT comes equip with a V6 powerplant, 20” wheels, adaptive cruise control, sunroof, and automatic braking.

Engine Specs – 2016 Chevrolet Impala

According to many sources, the new Impala is going to be fitted with a 2.5L 4-cylinder engine capable of generating 195 hp and 187 pounds of torque. The fuel economy for the 4-cyl powerplant should be in upwards of 22/31/25 mpg in the city/highway/combined.

2016 Chevrolet Impala engine

Another powerplant will be a 3.6L V6 capable of cranking out 305 horsepower and 264 pounds of torque, and will be fitted in the higher trim models.

Specifications

Wheelbase: 9 ft. 3.7 in. (111.7 in.)
Length: 16 ft. 9.3 in. (201.3 in.)
Width: 6 ft. 1 in. (73 in.)
Passenger volume: 105 ft³
Cargo volume: 18.8 ft³
Curb weight: 370 lb
Top Speed: 132 mph
0-60: 8,7 sec
MPG: 22/31 city/highway
Available Exterior Colors: Black, Blue Velvet Metallic, Citron Green Metallic, Heather Gray Metallic, Silver Ice Metallic and Summit White
Towing Capacity: 1000 lbs

Price & Release Date For the New 2016 Chevy Impala

The price will likely remain unchanged in comparison to the previous model and might start anywhere above $27,000. We should expect the refreshed 2016 Chevy Impala to be released before this fall.

2016 Chevy Impala delease date
2016 Chevy Impala release date

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2016 Land Rover Discovery Sport – Release Date, News and Rumors

2016 Land Rover Discovery Sport Release Date, MPG, Engine, Price – With an infrequent exception, today’s small crossovers are designed more for everyday practicality and comfort than for traversing backwoods trails and fording rivers. And with the announcement of an upcoming 2016 Land Rover Discovery Sport, buyers should expect an exception. This legendary piece of art’s release date has been set for the first quarter of next year.

2016 Land Rover Discovery Sport
2016 Land Rover Discovery Sport

Just like Land Rovers, the new Discovery has successfully melded its current design with some classic capability. In fact, the new vehicle has managed to retain some measure of the Land Rover brand’s iconic maneuverability which has more to do with remaining true to the giant automobile’s history than it does with consumer demand.

2016 Land Rover Discovery Sport side angle,alloy wheels, silver color

The vehicle will step in as a replacement for the unlamented LR2 as well as a complement to the Evoque, with which it shares many mechanical tidbits. The Discovery rides on a 3.25” longer wheelbase, 10” longer and essentially has a taller roof line, resulting in a spacious interior better suited for people who like to carry some cargo every now and then. The vehicle, by conventional standards, is one of the most spacious and functional compact crossovers one can find. Also, there is an optional 3rd row of seat, although it is only suited for small children.

2016 Land Rover Discovery Sport red color, front view, headlights

However, the 2016 Land Rover Discovery Sport has potential negatives. They include; a turbocharged 4-cylinder engine and a fairly slow acceleration. Despite the setbacks, the SUV has an extra degree of go-anywhere gusto and this freshest Land Rover is definitely a worthy look. Other better performance vehicles and latent competitors include the Audi Q5, Acura RDX, BMW X3 and Volvo XC60.

2016 Land Rover Discovery Sport rear view, tailpipe, silver

Exterior Body Styles & Interior Photos – Land Rover Discovery Sport For 2016

As should be expected, the new 2016 Land Rover Discovery Sport will certainly come standard with five seats. Also, there is the 3rd row that comes bundled with its own USB port and air vents. Furthermore, it will come in three variants: SE, HSE, and HSE Lux.

2016 Land Rover Discovery Sport front
2016 Land Rover Discovery Sport front

The base model should come equipped with automatic headlights, 18-inch wheels, automatic wipers, rear parking sensors, heated power-folding outside mirrors, a rearview camera, cruise control, a rear foglight, dual-zone climate control, eight-way power front seats, partial leather upholstery, 60/40-split second-row seats (folding, sliding, reclining), Bluetooth phone and audio connectivity, a leather-wrapped tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel, a touchscreen interface, and a ten-speaker audio system with four USB ports, an auxiliary audio jack, and an iPod/media player interface. The Vision Assist package should add xenon headlights, LED running lights and front foglamps. The Convenience package should add a power liftgate, an auto-dimming rearview mirror and keyless ignition and entry.

2016 Land Rover Discovery Sport back
2016 Land Rover Discovery Sport back

The midrange HSE should include the above optional package items and a panoramic glass roof, 19-inch wheels, 10-way power front seats with memory functions and full leather upholstery. The Audio Upgrade package should come with an eleven-speaker audio system with HD radio.

A satellite radio and navigation system can be added separately to both the SE and XSE.

The top-of-the-line HSE Lux model contains all of the HSE’s optional equipment together with trim and carpeting, upgraded leather upholstery, along with configurable mood lighting.

2016 Land Rover Discovery Sport interior
2016 Land Rover Discovery Sport interior

The HSE trims are available with their own Vision Assist package that adds automatic high beam control, adaptive xenon headlights, a surround-view camera system, rear cross-traffic alert and blind spot monitoring. The Driver Assist Plus package adds automatic braking for frontal crash mitigation, frontal collision warning, lane departure warning, and traffic sign recognition. Also available is an automatic perpendicular and parallel parking system.

2016 Land Rover Discovery Sport interior, leather seats and back seats

Every Discovery Sport variant should be equipped with the Climate Comfort package, which adds a heated steering wheel, heated front and rear seats, a heated windshield, and ventilated front seats. You can also stipulate one of several Black Design packages, which should bring a combination of black wheels of either 19 or 20 inches, black exterior trim, and a black contrasting roof that is available separately.

2016 Land Rover Discovery Sport trunk

Engine Specs – 2016 Land Rover Discovery Sport

The new vehicle will, according to many industry reports, come with a turbocharged 2L 4-cylinder engine capable of cranking out 240 hp and 250 pounds of torque. Available as standard equipment are a nine-speed auto transmission system with steering-wheel-mounted paddle shifters and an AWD system.

2016 Land Rover Discovery Sport engine

If the previous engine is anything to go by, we should expect a better sprinting of 0-60 mph of below 7.7 seconds. Also, the EPA ratings have not yet been released but we expect anything above 20/26/22 mpg in the city/highway/combined.

When properly equipped, we should expect the new Land Rover Discovery Sport For 2016 to tow up to 4,409 pounds.

Specifications

Wheelbase: 107.9 in
Length: 180.7 in
Width: 81.5 in
Passenger volume: N/A
Cargo volume: 32.7 cu.ft.
Curb weight: 3845 lbs
Top Speed: 124 mph
0-60: 7,7 sec
MPG: 20/26 (city/highway)
Available Exterior Colors: Aintree Green Metallic, Corris Grey Metallic, Firenze Red Metallic, Fuji White, Indus Silver Metallic, Kaikoura Stone Metallic, Loire Blue Metallic…
Towing Capacity: 4409 lbs

Price & Release Date For the New 2016 Land Rover Discovery Sport

2016 Land Rover Discovery Sport exterior, side view, silver color

As already mentioned at the start of the review, we should anticipate the vehicle to go for sale in the first quarter of 2016. The Land Rover Discovery Sport 2016 should set you back by a starting MSRP of around $61,000.

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