The end of the year’s string of severe and often deadly weather isn’t over. June marks the beginning of the six-month North Atlantic hurricane season and weather forecasters at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) predict above-average activity.
NOAA estimates 12 to 18 named storms in 2011 with six to 10 possibly becoming hurricanes with winds of 74 mph or higher. There were 12 hurricanes in the 2010 season, and of them were Category 3 or higher. Below are a list of 2011 Hurricane names.
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, 36.8 million people live in the coastal communities, stretching from North Carolina to Texas, and are threatened by Atlantic hurricanes. Although less likely, hurricanes have the potential to reach homes as far north as Long Island, N.Y. and impact states as far inland as Illinois.
The key to staying safe this hurricane season is preparation. Residents in an area at risk for severe storms should prepare an emergency plan, create an emergency supply kit, and learn local hurricane evacuation routes. If an evacuation is ordered, -do not delay and get to safety as soon as possible.
To help with preparations, OnStar at Bob Maguire Chevrolet in Bordentown NJ
and the American Red Cross have partnered to create the Hurricane Preparation Checklist.
In the event of a hurricane or other natural disaster, specially trained OnStar Crisis Assist Advisors can serve as a central contact point and:
- Contact emergency responders if needed and direct them to the subscriber’s exact vehicle location, using OnStar’s embedded cellular system and Global Positioning System (GPS) satellite technology.
- Provide up-to-date evacuation routes
- Locate open shelter or available hotel accommodations
- Provide updated weather conditions
OnStar at Bob Maguire Chevrolet in Bordentown NJ subscribers in affected areas will have all OnStar services available regardless of service plan. If cell phones and landlines are not working, OnStar can help make connections.
OnStar Crisis Assist services were available in March in the wake of the tsunami warning for Hawaii and residents along the U.S Pacific Coast. Residents of Joplin, Mo., also had OnStar at Bob Maguire Chevrolet in Bordentown NJ services available in the aftermath of the deadly tornado that destroyed much of the town in May.
More information on hurricane hazards, details on how to secure buildings and belongings is available at http://www.redcross.org.
Chevrolet is introducing the all-new 2012 Chevrolet Sonic small car to Bordentown consumers as its newest vehicle. The Sonic boasts a youthful and aggressive design, backed by a turbocharged performance and agile ride and handling, combining to deliver an efficient, fun-to-drive small car.
The Sonic is offered in two body styles: a stylish four-door sedan and a sporty five-door. Each delivers class-leading rear-seat roominess and cargo space. A variety of connectivity features enhance the driving experience.
“We anticipate that the Sonic will dominate the Bordentown small car market when it hits our dealership later this year. It’s the perfect blend of great design, a fun driving experience, and performance value,” said Michael Maguire, President of Bob Maguire Chevrolet.
Sonic’s highlights include:
- Efficient Ecotec 1.4L turbo engine rated at an estimated 138 horsepower (103 kW); available with a six-speed manual transmission
- Standard Ecotec 1.8L engine paired with five-speed manual or six-speed automatic transmissions
- Standard electronic power steering and StabiliTrak electronic stability control with rollover sensing
- Sedan model offers segment-best trunk capacity and rear-seat roominess; hatchback has greater cargo capacity than competitors
- Connectivity includes standard OnStar with six months of Turn-by-Turn navigation. Available features include XM Satellite Radio, USB and Bluetooth functionality and MyChevrolet mobile application with OnStar MyLink vehicle connectivity
- Remote start, heated front seats and sunroof, all rarities in the segment
- Comprehensive safety features include 10 standard air bags, antilock brakes, electronic brake force distribution, brake assist and OnStar with Automatic Crash Response
Production of the Sonic will begin later in 2011 and is the only small car built in the United States. Chevrolet revealed the 2012 Sonic at the North American International Auto Show.
ZL1 Camaro Coming Soon – Chevrolet Enters The Realm of Advanced Performance Technology at Bob Maguire Chevrolet
The 2012 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 debuted today at the Chicago Auto Show. It is the highest-performing Camaro and the most technically advanced car ever developed in its class. The new ZL1 continues the momentum of Camaro, propelling it into an entirely new realm of leading-edge performance technology. It is planned to arrive at Bob Maguire Chevy in the beginning of 2012.
The all-new, 2012 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 is powered by the LSA 6.2L supercharged V-8 engine that produces an estimated 550 horsepower (410 kW) and 550 lb.-ft. of torque (745 Nm). This high powered machine is officially in the Chevrolet Production Pipeline, which means that it will be here at Bob Maguire Chevrolet in Bordentown, NJ in just a few months!
Motivated by a supercharged V-8 engine producing an estimated 550 horsepower (410 kW), the Camaro ZL1 will be the fastest Camaro ever offered by Chevrolet. And more than just power, the ZL1 features technologically advanced and highly developed
chassis and suspension systems that help it deliver balanced, track-ready handling and braking power to complement its high engine output. Rigorous development of the ZL1 is ongoing, and official estimates of the car’s capabilities will be released later in
2011, as testing nears completion.
The LSA is the most powerful engine ever offered in a Camaro, eclipsing even the original ZL1 engine from 1969 that inspired the name of the new, maximum-performance model. Built on GM’s legendary small-block V-8 architecture, it features an intercooled supercharger system, premium heat-resistant aluminum cylinder heads and other details designed to ensure its exceptional performance is delivered with smoothness and refinement.
“The LSA is the ultimate engine for the ultimate Camaro,” said John Rydzewski, assistant chief engineer for small-block engines. “It has a broad power band that matches the Camaro ZL1’s performance capabilities at every notch on the tachometer.”
Components and design elements that contribute to the LSA’s performance include:
- Balanced, lightweight reciprocating assembly
- High-strength hypereutectic pistons Sixth-generation Eaton supercharger with four-lobe rotors
- Center-feed fuel system
- Piston oil squirters.
A Tremec TR6060 six-speed manual transmission is matched with the LSA. It uses a 240-mm dual-mass flywheel matched with a 240-mm twin-disc clutch system to provide excellent shift smoothness.
Compared to the Cadillac application, the LSA used in the Camaro features the following unique components and details:
- Black intercooler housing with unique heat exchanger and plumbing to accommodate the Camaro engine compartment
- Cast stainless steel exhaust manifolds for enhanced thermal management
- Camaro-specific oil pan
- Revised accessory drive with unique alternator and air conditioning compressor
- Idler pulley in place of the conventional power steering pump pulley, because of the use of electric power steering
- Special engine cover in red.
Supercharged power delivery
The LSA engine’s sixth-generation Eaton supercharger, with high-helix, four-lobe rotors, enables a broad range of power through the rpm band, giving the engine great low-end torque and excellent horsepower at higher rpm.
“The design of the supercharger’s rotating internal components extends its effective range, giving the engine a wide, flat power band that is usable at all rpm levels,” said Rydzewski, assistant chief engineer. “Whether at low speeds or on the highway, the feeling of power is instant, strong and sustained.”
Heavy-duty and lightweight reciprocating components support the engine’s high-rpm, supercharged performance. The parts are housed in an aluminum cylinder block that features nodular iron, six-bolt main caps. Cast iron cylinder liners – measuring 4.06 inches (103.25 mm) in bore diameter – are inserted in the aluminum block and they are finish-bored and honed with a deck plate installed. The deck plate simulates the pressure and minute dimensional variances applied to the block when the cylinder heads are installed, ensuring a higher degree of accuracy that promotes maximum cylinder head sealing, piston ring fit and overall engine performance.
Nestled inside the LSA’s deep-skirted cylinder block is a forged steel crankshaft that delivers a 3.62-inch (92 mm) stroke. It features an eight-bolt flange – the outer face of the crankshaft on which the flywheel is mounted – that provides enhanced clamping strength. Other non-supercharged GM 6.2L engines have a six-bolt flange. A torsional damper mounted to the front of the crankshaft features a keyway and friction washer, which is designed to support the engine’s high loads.
Connected to the crankshaft is a set of lightweight powder-metal connecting rods and hypereutectic pistons, which, when combined with the cylinder heads, delivers a 9.1:1 compression ratio. The alloy of the pistons was selected for its strength and heat resistance properties, while the cast design provides inherent quieting advantages over other piston materials, such as forged aluminum.
“Camaro ZL1 is about high-tech performance and design, and is a type of car no one has ever brought to this segment previously,” said Rick Scheidt, vice president of Chevrolet marketing. “It’s the most technically advanced Camaro ever, so we’ve chosen a
name from the most elite and exclusive Camaro in history.”
The ZL1 name is derived from the all-aluminum racing engine of the same name, which was developed in the late 1960s and installed into a handful of regular-production 1969 Camaros. Only 69 were built with the engine, but they’ve achieved mythical status
among enthusiasts, as they represented the pinnacle in Camaro performance – until now. The 2012 ZL1 model is designed to be a major leap forward for the Camaro, bringing a new level of performance capability to the segment.
The central goal of the car’s development was creating something new – a Camaro intended to reach optimal lap times on top road-racing circuits and excellent driving dynamics on the street. To achieve that goal, engineers evolved many of the existing
Camaro’s systems, as well as incorporated new technologies such as electric power steering and Magnetic Ride Control, the world’s fastest-reacting suspension system.
Camaro ZL1’s design communicates and supports its performance mission. Rather than using decorative elements, ZL1 is visually differentiated from other current Camaro models with elements vital to the car’s elevated capabilities.
“Everything about the ZL1’s design is directly related to its technology and serious performance, especially aerodynamics,” said Ed Welburn, vice president, Global Design. “Our designers’ goal was to execute that function-oriented design with beautifully
sculpted forms, creating an imposing, powerful persona. Function becomes the aesthetic. The intent is a car that delivers on the attitude it projects.”
Major elements of the ZL1’s design are a new front fascia and hood with air extractors, designed in tandem to create aerodynamic downforce to aid handling. The car’s hood includes a signature center section constructed of carbon fiber and rendered in satin
black finish. New rocker panels, wide tires, 20-inch wheels and exhaust tips portray the car’s handling and power.
The ZL1 badge appears on the grille, hood and the brake calipers, all key areas portraying the technology within.
Because the Camaro ZL1 uses electric power steering, the engine does not incorporate a conventional hydraulic power steering pump on its accessory drive system. This enhances performance, because no engine power is used to turn a steering pump pulley
Transmission – The high-performance Tremec TR-6060 six-speed manual is matched with the LSA engine. It is the “MG9” version of the transmission, with a higher torque capacity. It is used with a dual-mass flywheel and twin-disc clutch for easy operation
and shift smoothness. A new, shorter-throw shifter actuates the gear changes.
Exhaust – ZL1 is equipped with a dual-mode exhaust system, which alters the sound level and character in response to engine rpm. First used on the legendary Corvette, and specifically tuned for Camaro ZL1, the dual-mode exhaust will give the car a
Drivetrain – It is revised with a stronger driveshaft and rear axle system, featuring a larger and stronger cast iron differential housing, stronger axles and heavy-duty limited-slip differential. This patent-pending system is designed to ensure that ZL1’s
tremendous power is delivered smoothly to the ground.
Suspension – The suspension features completely revised tuning and the inclusion of segment-exclusive Magnetic Ride Control. ZL1’s Magnetic Ride system will include driver selectable modes (Tour and Sport) tailored for the preferred style of driving. It
uses advanced magneto-rheological science to produce shock damping with the highest level of precision, enabling body control optimized for excellent performance in everyday driving as well as track situations. This technology appears on only a small
roster of some of the world’s finest performance cars. Other chassis elements are redesigned to support the car’s high-performance limits. Rear stabilizer bars have drop links repositioned outboard of the control arms. This makes the bars more effective in
controlling body roll in turns, with crisp response to driver commands.
Brakes and Steering – Camaro ZL1 features an advanced track-capable braking system, developed in conjunction with experts from Brembo. The large 14.6-inch (370 mm) two-piece front rotors have six-piston calipers; the 14.4-inch (365 mm) rear rotors
have four-piston calipers. ZL1 marks the entry of a new electric power steering system to Camaro. It is being developed to ensure precise control and feedback to the driver, with greater variability of effort for high-performance driving.
Exterior – ZL1’s signature from the front is the redesigned fascia and aluminum hood with a raised, carbon fiber insert. The fascia includes a front splitter and new vertical fog lamps. The fog lamp area includes air intakes designed for brake cooling. The
hood features front-mounted air extractors that direct air precisely over the car. Visually, this center section, in satin black carbon fiber, communicates the car’s high-performance intent as a visual contrast to the car’s exterior color. Functionally, the air
extractor is a key in connecting airflow closely to the bodywork, creating aerodynamic downforce. The carbon fiber center section reduces the mass of the hood. High-intensity discharge (HID) headlamps and fog lamps are standard. The rear of the car
includes a diffuser and spoiler, also functional elements that enhance the car’s aerodynamics.
Wheels and Tires – New-design, 20-inch forged aluminum wheels, which are lighter than the 20-inch wheels used on the Camaro SS, are used with new Goodyear Supercar F2 ties developed specifically for the ZL1.
Interior – ZL1 is tailored for high-performance driving. The front seats feature microfiber suede inserts. Other enhancements include a redesigned steering wheel, alloy pedals, Head-Up Display with unique performance readouts and the “four-pack” auxiliary
gauge system featuring a boost readout.
All of the Camaro exterior colors will be offered with the ZL1, but black is the only interior color. The unique exterior features are complemented with a black center section on the hood. Inside, the Camaro ZL1 has heated leather seats with microfiber inserts
and ZL1 logos embroidered on the front headrests. Microfiber suede is repeated as an accent on the instrument panel, adding a richer look to the interior. The ZL1 will include the same content as the current 2SS package and include the following new or
- Six-way power driver and passenger seats
- Unique instrument panel and door panel inserts; and ZL1-logo sill plates
- Steering wheel audio controls with Bluetooth capability
- Wireless PDIM and USB-port
- Boston Acoustics premium audio system
- Rear parking assist
- Rear camera system (displayed in the inside rearview mirror).
- Engineers have already driven Camaro ZL1 prototypes extensively at demanding road courses in the U.S. and Germany, with final testing being completed through the balance of 2011.
We are less then a year away from truly experiencing the greatness of this vehicle so reserve your Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 today at Bob Maguire Chevrolet – Located at 237 US Highway 130 in Bordentown, NJ 08505.
Chevrolet Camaro SS Convertible Indianapolis 500 Pace Car 2011.
That’s right! Good ole Chevy has been announced as the Indianapolis 500’s Pace Car once again for the year of 2011. This is Chevrolet’s 22nd time being chosen as “The Greatest Spectacle in Racing” and it is the Camaro’s seventh time. To top off the great news of being named the “it” car of 2011, it is the 100th anniversary of the first Indianapolis 500 race! So this is not just a huge honor for Chevy, its an uber-awesome-unbelievable-honor.
All of Chevy’s proceeds at the Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale classic auto auction will be donated to the David Foster Foundation, a charity that supports families with children in needof life-saving organ transplants.
The pace car features a Summit White exterior accented with orange stripes and door graphics. The interior has organge trimmed leather, including seat rests that are embossed with teh Indy 500 logo. The color combo is similar to the 1969 Camaro Indy pace car.
Chevrolet Camaro SS Convertible to be Indianapolis 500 Pace Car 2011
Chris Perry, VP of Chevy Marketing says: “It’s an honor for Chevrolet to pace the 100th anniversary of the Indianapolis 500, especially during this landmark year. This is also a great opportunity for us to build on Camaro’s strong momentum, while supporting an important charity.”
The Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale classic auto auction took palce on January 22nd. The Camaro was sold for $225,000, which means that the the David Foster Foundation received $225,000!!
Chevrolet Camaro SS Convertible Indianapolis 500 Pace Car 2011
Not too sure if the Equinox is for you? I’ll tell you all about the features of the Equinox!
The exterior of the Equinox can come with these options:
The Interior of the Equinox can come with these features:
The Mechanics of the Equinox can come with these features:
The Safety features of the Equinox can come with these features:
Curious as to what trim level you want? Go to Bob Maguire Chevrolet’s website to compare trim levels! You will definetly find your perfect Equinox at Bob Maguire Chevrolet.
2011 Nissan Armada interior features are tough to beat! The 2011 Armada comes loaded with all you could ever dream in an SUV, and Windsor Nissan has the Armada readily available for you to look at, test drive and own!
Curious as to what is in the Armada?
Here are a list of interior features:
How awesome are those 2011 Nissan Armada Interior Features?!
Stop by Windsor Nissan today to check them out for yourself.
The 2011 Chevy Aveo has great price and even better quality! Have you been wondering, “exactly what do I get for my dollar with the Chevrolet Aveo?” Well, wonder no more! In this article I am going to tell you every feature, standard and optional, that comes with the 2011 Chevrolet Aveo.
The 2011 Chevy Aveo has great price and even better quality when it comes to interior features!
And lets talk about the Exterior!
Wondering what safety features you get??
Get this 2011 Nissan JUKE New Jersey at the price you want at Windsor Nissan. With all of the hype the Nissan JUKE has been getting with its awesome TV commercial advertisement, I figured that I would write a blog post telling you exactly what comes with the JUKE. All of its power, features and options!
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When it comes to the interior you will definetely get more bang for your buck!:
And, did I forget to mention the JUKE’s amazing mechanical compnonents?:
You will surely be impressed with the JUKE’s safety features:
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2011 Chevrolet VOLT is Automobile of the year, announced by AUTOMOBILE Magazine. The award will be presented to Joel Ewanick, GM U.S. Marketing Vice President, on Wednesday at the Los Angeles International Auto Show.
The Chevrolet VOLT was named Automobile of the Year for many reasons, one of which was being the first mass-produced electric vehicle with an extended range. AUTOMOBILE Magazine editors wrote, “This is the most sophisticated, most important vehicle on the road today. It won’t just change what we drive, but also how we drive. Owners will plug in at night, heat or cool their cabin before they leave the garage, and adopt new driving styles to maximize their electric range. Then, when the battery is depleted, they’ll mindlessly motor on; free of the limitations that accompanies pure electric vehicles.”
Bob Maguire Chevrolet is extremely proud that the 2011 Chevrolet VOLT is Automobile of the Year. In the second quarter of 2011, Bob Maguire Chevrolet will be receiving its first VOLT model. So, ifyou have been interested in the VOLT and want to take it for a test drive, stop by Bob Maguire Chevrolet to take the VOLT for a spin or speak with a sales consultant about the vehicle, today, before it arrives!
“We are very grateful for this prestigious recognition from AUTOMOBILE Magazine,” said Ewanick, who drove a Volt 2,394 miles from Detroit to Los Angeles for the show. “Automobile of the Year is a testament to the pioneering technology of the Volt, as well as the talent, intelligence and hard work of everyone at GM who made it a reality.”
2011 Chevrolet VOLT is Automobile of the year 🙂