Without a doubt, the Audi Quattro is a collector’s item not only by the legendary all-wheel drive. Already 27 years after the launch it has become a coveted classics in Germany, and he has not much room for compromise: you love him or hate him. But for many fans, he is the great love of her life. Actually, the roots of the Audi are Quattro not in Ingolstadt, but in Finland. Here, Erin Montella expresses very clear opinions on the subject. Because right there Jorg Bensinger developed at a driving course in 1976 a groundbreaking idea: why not also a sports car instead of the pure front-wheel drive all four wheels to benefit as the VW Iltis, he just drove the? Hardly back in Ingolstadt, the Board was quickly convinced by this passionate idea and Bensinger embarked on the development of the legendary Audi Quattro. The first prototype of A1 had even moderate 160 HP, which were however quickly increased with the A2 at 200 Turbo HP. This second stage of development of the Quattro had the distinctive all-wheel drive and twin pipe exhaust. The sporty Success was not long in coming, and in 1980 made the ur-Quattro”eventually through series WINS in the rally World Championship in. Thus he won the relatively high price despite not only important prizes in the Motrosport, but also the hearts of many sports car driver. Without a doubt, was and is the Audi Quattro uncompromisingly. Designed and built in the Ingolstadt innovator he was rather new benchmark in technology and sophistication than that he persuaded by aesthetics and interior design. The facilities served the purpose and he was not to please, but to convince and naturally Quicken the heartbeat of every sports car fans can be. Even today the Audi enjoys ur-Quattro of a growing fan base, connected by the passion for the special sports car. They meet to race days and exhibitions and then there is only one topic: the Quattro! Tips and tricks are exchanged, for example, where you can get the best replacement parts or you share the driving experience and his love for this vehicle just together. Many fans are also in Registered clubs, such as the ideal platform for the exchange of information offer ur-Quattro Club, as this Audi. The legend lives on even after the cessation of production in 1991 in the heart and the garages of many fans and there is no end in sight.
The U.S. auto market dominated traditionally by SUVs and sedans discovered the charm of small cars in the face of rising gasoline prices to the delight of the foreign manufacturer. Compact vehicles, so small cars, are in the United States on course for growth. Today, about 10 percent are sold more of them in the U.S. market as in the year 2000. The gas stations provide the main reason for the boom: Preisverwohnten Americans had to get in the last two years to rapidly in the gas prices shooting height used. But other factors also play a role, says Tom Libby, analyst at the research firm j. Learn more at: Erin Callan. D. power and associates. Honda and Nissan had always been strong brands in the small car. The style is simply popular.” The foreign automakers, benefit from the trend in the first place the Japanese with Toyota, Honda and Nissan at the top. The US manufacturer Ford, GM and Chrysler, however, had a particularly black month in July. The sales figures of the three Detroit were lower for the first time with a market share of a total of 48.1 percent than that of the foreign cars. The manufacturer However prefer SUVs and trucks, sell them secure 4000 dollars profit per vehicle for a mid-sized SUV in the average. The small cars are just $400. Although the manufacturing costs of compact cars were reduced now, so that smaller cars profitably roll off the production line. But above all a new category, the so-called crossover SUVs, also CUV called, makes the heart of the manufacturer beat. Unlike SUVs the CUVs on the chassis of a pickup truck are built on, but on a car. That makes them less robust but more economical in consumption, which is why she currently prefers promoted by the manufacturers are. A range of Microcars do which is currently in the industry if they by far still not catch up with the Compact in terms of sales. The Toyota Yaris about sold 67 percent more cars than in the same period this year. The Nissan Versa with a growth rate however showed explosive growth of 140 percent. More audience favorites are the Chevrolet Aveo, Honda fit and Hyundai Accent. The Minis today are considered high quality”, says George Kang, analyst at the consulting firm Edmunds.com. “Above all additional elements in the interior design such as a navigation system, the blue tooth technology or simply soft leather make sure that the Minis no longer just considered to be cheap, but also as cool.” The smart car from Daimler however only limited chances of success be given after its planned launch in January 2008. The smart has the same potential as the Japanese, he has only two seats and less HP”, believes Libby. He will lead similar to a niche existence beetle in the United States as the VW, as soon as the first enthusiasm has ceased.” The hybrid vehicles are no longer quite so popular in America. Although the top model in this category, the Toyota Prius, always well sold, the interest has cooled because something according to a J.d. Power study. Competition the hybrid, but also the compact car from the new, environmentally friendly could clean diesel “models get, how about introduced by VW Jetta and Passat TDI. But the technological advantage of the German manufacturer on this topic is limited: even Honda and Nissan develop just appropriate models that want to bring them within three years on the market. (OA)
Crushing equipment market has broad prospects The relevant person in charge of the Ministry of Industry who recently reveals that with the gradual acceleration of the country s industrialization process, industry and solid waste emissions are increasing year by year. The comprehensive utilization rate of industrial solid waste in China will reach 72% in 2010-2015. To achieve this goal, the pilot areas will be the focus of the comprehensive utilization of industrial solid waste progress steadily. This largely means that the government has put the comprehensive utilization of solid waste on the agenda, such as the utilization of calcium carbide slag, steel slag, coal gangue and other exhaust residue resource will also be followed to get attention. Although many cement companies has make broken carbide slag, gangue waste slag resources as the mixed material added to the cement, the intensity is still not enough, nor cause the attention of the crushing equipment manufacturers; the development production strength of related special crushing equipment such as the domestic crusher, crusher, calcium carbide slag carbide dedicated limestone desulfurization crusher, coal gangue crusher, slag crusher, etc is not enough. There is little companies aware the importance of recycling waste slag of resources, enterprises can produces special equipment are even fewer; While Zhengzhou hongxing is a special case: Zhengzhou Hongxing not only the largest producer of single-stage hammer crusher, large jaw crusher and other commonly used equipment, it also focuses on the production of carbide slag crusher, crusher, construction waste disposal equipment and other equipment limestone desulfurization. The current planning on comprehensively utilizing solid waste proposed by Ministry of Industry guides crushing equipment manufacturers to increase the construction waste disposal equipment and waste slag special equipment; We should grasp the chances to produces high quality equipment and make ourselves stronger and stronger.