Chrysler Portal concept with Bridgestone concept tire (Photo: Bridgestone)
announced the development of a next-generation concept tire, which debuted on
the new Chrysler Portal concept vehicle.
The tire employs something Bridgestone
calls Contact Area Information Sensing (CAIS) technology, which uses the tire’s
contact patch to analyze changing road conditions and share that information
with the driver. It offers real-time monitoring of road and weather conditions.
“Technology is rapidly changing the
automotive industry and tire innovation is playing a key role in this
revolution,” said Mike Martini, President, Original Equipment, U.S. and Canada
Consumer Tire Sales Divisions, Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations. “Tires are
an important tuning knob for a vehicle. They play a vital role in delivering
automakers’ desired vehicle performance, while also meeting the needs and
expectations of the next-generation of drivers.”
Toyota premium brand can be
proud with the new 2017 Lexus LS. The hybrid version that will impress the
2017 LEXUS LS EXTERIOR DESIGN
Serial production of the Lexus
LS should be consistent to concept. Exterior is, by the way, in many ways a
recognizable, especially the front grille. Many segments are taken from the
model LC coupe. Used the global architecture with a dynamic line.
The look is dynamic, elegant,
aggressive enough and superior. Although it is a modern hatchback, many details
can be a judgment in favor of the sporty design. Were prepared quality external
color, that will point out the car. LED light units are mounted on the front
and the back. The manufacturer plans the model with a long wheelbase. It will
be set on a global platform with rear-wheel drive.
2017 LEXUS LS INTERIOR DESIGN
External aggression and
modernization was transferred into the cabin. With the entry into the cabin,
you will meet up with the best materials and equipment. For example, the gear
lever and pedals for the management of the aluminum suitcase. The seats are upholstered
in leather and have excellent ergonomics. Everything is fully upgraded. This,
in addition to materials including technological changes. Maybe even the parts
that have not been seen in the car.
Behind the wheel you can feel
a special energy that dominates the space. The best systems, environment and
functional lighting systems are only part of the interior. A large part of the
system will be controlled through a central screen. Framed by the touch keypad
and vents. The control panel is very clear, well-located and large enough. The
driver can relax and enjoy every moment of the ride.
2017 LEXUS LS ENGINE POWER
With quality exterior and
functional cabin comes good and powerful engine. This time the offer will
comprise two units. The first is a 4.6 liter V8 engine with an output of 386 hp
and torque of 367 lb / ft. 8-speed automatic transmission will transfer the power
to rear wheels. At the same time, the consumption will be around 16 mpg around
town and 24 mpg on the highway. This engine will form another offer but with a
little less power. It will be able to produce 360 hp and torque of 347 lb / ft.
With the same transmission, power will be transmitted to all wheels, whereby
consumption will be 16 mpg around town and 23 mpg on the highway. No drastic changes in consumption.
SAFETY FEATURES FOR 2017 LEXUS LS
From safety equipment, we can
expect only the best systems, which will in any moment worry about the safety
of passengers and other road users. On the list will be: ABS, traction control,
stability control, airbags, pedestrian detection, the warning to leave the
lane, parking sensors, navigation system, traffic sign recognition, automatic
headlights, rain sensor, tire pressure monitoring etc.
The manufacturer did not
provide a specific date when it will officially commence sales of the Lexus LS.
But surely this would have to happen in 2017. Price will depend on the choice
of engines and auxiliary equipment. Basic
price could be around $ 75,000.
touring enthusiasts can look forward to the new ContiRoadAttack 3, a further
evolution of the legendary ContiRoadAttack 2 EVO that made some subtly planned
progress. This allround tire in the sport touring segment is predestined for
what Continental quality stands for:
ensures an extremely safe and short run-in time, thanks to a new mold coating
technology which eliminates the need for tire-release agents. MultiGrip equips
the tire with longer durability and optimized grip in extreme lean angles.
ZeroDegree ensures reliable stability at high speed and only a low kickback
thanks to a 0° steel-belt construction.
wet grip is reached, thanks to RainGrip technology. A newly developed
technology called EasyHandling bestows the tire with linear handling even if
gyroscopic forces are nominal, e.g. when turning or riding sharp corners.
Furthermore, the tire’s accuracy has increased by a clear margin.
Fans of big
fat rubber who passionately ride their touring or cruising bikes will be
astonished as well. ContiTour and ContiLegend are tires that are perfectly
tailored to your cruiser, chopper or custom bike.
demonstrates what an efficient drainage profile should look like. The pattern
design is an all new design. A center tread band on the rear tire without
grooves increases mileage and offers directional stability under adverse
conditions. A special compound guarantees longer durability while maintaining
and its vintage whitewall design seem to be from a different era. Despite
Continental’s MileagePlus technology, a multi grooved pattern design for
optimal drainage and consistent performance during tire lifetime, this new
rubber roller already looks legendary.
not least, the first choice for lightweight and classic motorcycles is the
ContiCity. This newly developed Allround / City tire offers outstanding grip on
the road due to its triangular pattern design. Cutting edge performance and
durability go alongside a memorable, traditional appearance.
Continental soles are (depending on dimension) available in the first quarter
A frequently asked question on
BMW forums is in regards to replacing run-flat tires with conventional
non-run-flat tires. There is much debate about this topic.
What should you do if you only
need two tires? Can you replace just two tires with non-run-flat
options while keeping the other two run-flat tires on the vehicle? The best
advice I can give is to avoid mixing run-flat tires and non-run-flat tires.
consensus between tire manufacturers, automobile manufacturers, customer
feedback and real life experience is that mixing run-flat tires with
non-run-flat tires often causes very unstable handling. This is especially true
at highway speeds and when making turns with the vehicle, even at moderate
Why does this occur? Most run-flats have stiffer
sidewall construction to maintain stability during an air pressure loss. Stiff
sidewall designs are what primarily give run-flat tires their quick steering
response and firmer ride. Installing tires on the front of a vehicle that has
handling characteristics very different from the rear tires results in a
vehicle that feels loose and not planted to the road. This is similar to a
person trying to jog a few miles while wearing a snow boot on one foot and a
tennis shoe on the other.
Plus Sizing, the process of changing
wheels and increasing the diameter, is a great way to enhance the look and
performance of your vehicle. What is plus sizing and how does it work? This
involves changing the tire and/or wheel size from the original size in a controlled
manner so as to maintain certain critical dimensions.
When creating a Plus Size fitment, the section
width of the tire increases and the sidewall height decreases. The contact
patch of the tire changes shape by becoming shorter and wider. While the shape
changes, the size (area) of the contact patch remains relatively unchanged.
·High aspect ratio = tall and narrow contact patch
·Short aspect ratio = short and wide contact patch
What does this mean?
The tread blocks with a taller, narrower profile have more deflection than
tread blocks on a lower profile tire. Less deflection results in more cornering
force and capability. This assumes all other things are equal, i.e same tread
compound, design, etc. Installing a Plus Size Tire & Wheel Package changes
the shape of your contact patch, resulting in improved cornering, improved
steering response and a decrease in ride comfort due to the shorter sidewall.