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VLT Automotive - Won fir die Welt (Cars, Trucks, Defence)

Postby Van Luxemburg » Fri Mar 11, 2011 5:10 am

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Moien a VLT!
Won fir die Welt


VLT Automotive makes driving an experience for the whole family, and delivers exquisite Van Luxemburger quality at an attractive price, for every person. Perhaps this is why we are one of the largest automotive manufacturers in the world, with representatives and distributors in over 100 nations. We like to say we produce Won fir die Welt. Cars for the world.


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Our offerings:

Automobiles


L1
From $8,800
Discovering the city. The L1, a minicar, is ready to travel with you.
Key competitors: Smart, Toyota iQ, Fiat 500

L2
From $11,950
Supermini for those that like to appreciate the finer things in life with the family.
Key competitors: Fiat Grande Punto, Volkswagen Polo, Peugeot 207

L3
From $18,000
The origins of life. All in the compact L3.
Key competitors: Volkswagen Golf, Fiat Bravo, Peugeot 308
Available as: Hatchback (3 or 5 dr), saloon or estate

L3X
From $24,500
The compact crossover for those that like to go further than the roads alone.
Key competitors: Peugeot 3008/5008, Volkswagen Touran, Toyota RAV4

L5
From $26,500
All the best, in just one package.
Key Competitors: Volkswagen Passat, Ford Mondeo, Peugeot 508
Available as: Coupe, Convertible, Saloon or Estate

L5S
From $32,950
7 seats, even more fun in this large MPV.
Key Competitors: Chrysler Voyager, Ford Galaxy, Volkswagen Sharan

L5X
From $32,450
The L5X will get you further than you could have ever imagined. Compact 4x4.
Key Competitors: Audi Q5, BMW X3, Mercedes-Benz GLK

L6
From $39,511
For the executives who like to get there.
Key Competitors: BMW 5-series, Audi A6, Volvo S80
Available as: Coupe, Saloon, Estate

L7
From $78,021
The top model of our regular model line, VLT’s full-sized luxury car
Key Competitors: Mercedes-Benz S-class, Audi A8, BMW 7

L7X
From $74,500 ($44,500*)
The L7X, no challenge is too hard.
Key Competitors: Porsche Cayenne, BMW X5, Toyota Land Cruiser

L8
From $1,500,000
The most exquisite luxury car on the planet. Sold only in very limited numbers.
Key Competitors: Bugatti Galibier
Available as: Coupe, Saloon

Roadster
From $
Small, fast, it doesn’t get much more fun than this….
Key Competitors: Mazda MX-5

Alzette
From $90,000
…Or does it? Affordable supercar with VLT quality and GT engineering.
Key competitors: Audi R8, Porsche 911

Commercial Vehicles and Buses


C2
From $58,982
Distribution in cities is no longer a problem with the C2.

C3
From $78,596
For those that require a little more punch.

C4
From $101,891
The international road warrior, for travelling thousands of kilometers in pure comfort.

C5
From $267,000
The universal workhorse for every public transport company.

C6
From $16,900
A compact van for those that value flexibility

C7
From $26.981
A medium van that can serve all purposes.

Military Vehicles


VLT M5
Inquire for quotation
Rugged, reliable, protected. The best truck one can imagine for military purposes.

Monteluci-VLTC M6
Inquire for quotation
The ultimate military 4x4. Loved by troops and accountants alike.

Specialty Vehicles


Collux-VLT EMV7
From $180,000
The best ambulance there is, for when every second counts.
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History

On the 20th of February, 1946, the Vun Lëtzebuerger Transportgesellschaft (VLT) was formed. Having recognized a dire need for affordable, private transportation in the form of automobiles, VLT received extensive government support to start the production of ‘Project C’, a car that would be suitable for the masses. Affordable, reliable, and capable of holding an average family, Project C would later be renamed L3, the most successful model in the history of VLT.

Having been developed from 1941 on, Project C finally entered production on the 2nd of November, 1946, after the inauguration of VLT’s Esch-sur-Alzette production facility. Only several hundred vehicles were produced in the last months of 1946, most of them early production versions destined for press and the first of VLT dealerships throughout the nation. The first official ‘C’ was delivered to a family in Enzersdorf on the 5th of December, 1946. Today, L3’s (or C’s, as they were called) of the first model year are extremely rare. A total of ten remain from the first production run of 500.

The L3 had a 1300cc engine, capable of producing 46 horsepower, with the use of a single Fiorentini carburettor. The vehicle, rear-wheel driven but with a front-mounted engine, could attain speeds of 129 km/h and was remarkably quick for a rather cheap car. This was often attributed to the earlier reputation of Van Luxemburgers of being obsessed with speed.

The L3 quickly turned into a sales hit for the company, being priced at only 500 Florins (In comparison, the cheapest Monteluci was priced at 3500 Florins). By 1955, one million C’s had been produced, and as demand for the car slowly began to decline and customers also began to ask for larger models, VLT ordered the development of a larger car, known as ‘Project D’. At the same time, VLT had received increasing interest from entrepreneurs from other nations in the region. In 1948, the first VLT C had already been exported to Ruccola, but in 1955, VLT officially assigned distributors in various nations in Maredoratica. This also came with a name change, as their only model was no longer known as C, but as the L3. The name change was due to the expected launch of the ‘D’, which became known as the L5.

The L5 was a larger family saloon (as opposed to the L3, which was a hatchback), which was at first mainly popular with police and government services, due to its low price and operating costs, but superior performance over the L3, as it had a 1500cc 64 horsepower engine. As the average income of a Van Luxemburger increased over the years, the demand for the L5 increased and demand for both a sports coupe and an even larger car came about. First, in 1958, the L4 Coupe was launched, based off the L3 and equipped with the 1500cc engine of the L5. Then, in 1964, the first L6 was launched, with a 2000cc single carb engine, producing 100 horsepower. The vehicle saw considerable success, especially because it was excellent for the Van Luxemburger motorways, of which the network saw an enormous expansion throughout these years.

As the Five Years’ War broke out in 1966, exports for VLT reduced to next to none almost overnight. The company was set to work to produce thousands of trucks and other military vehicles for the Van Luxemburger military, but also continued regular production for the domestic market and the few export markets that remained. Due to a lack of oil that could sometimes be felt, there was an increasing demand for VLT’s fuel efficient vehicles domestically, and VLT even managed to launch a car smaller than the L3, the L2, and a top model that would be able to compete with the contemporary Monteluci top models, the L7. Both models were praised for their excellent fuel efficiency compared to vehicles of similar size.

*TBC*After the Five Years’ War, the Van Luxemburger Government cooperated with the Ruccolian Government to rebuild the war-torn nations in Maredoratica. Firema, the Fund for the Industrial Reconstruction of Maredoratica, was responsible for handing out enormous loans to foreign nations, with the sole clause that the loan should be spent in either Ruccola or Van Luxemburg. As a result, VLT experienced an enormous growth, and took the chance to construct factories in these war-torn nations, making their affordable cars the means of transport for a lot of people in the region. From one year to another, VLT had become one of the most successful manufacturers in the region. *TBC*

The increased demand meant that factories were constructed in record pace, and millions of cars were produced by the various factories both in Van Luxemburg and abroad. Automobiles, commercial vehicles, military vehicles, trucks, everything the company produced could rely on a strong and, by now, worldwide demand. This left VLT with ample amounts of cash to invest, even if the considerable amounts of money paid out in dividend to the Van Luxemburger government and Grand-Ducal family were discounted. The result was that the firm expanded into various other markets and internalized several operations. It bought Fiorentini’s carburettor division, the Kluitman railworks, several shipyards, Walter Technologie’s car electronics division, but also various foreign automobile manufacturers. It also made the decision to buy out several of their distributors, in order to set up a factory-run distributor, allowing the firm to take the distributor’s share in profit as well.

The 1980’s saw the widespread release of fuel injection systems to the VLT model range, with the L7 being the first to receive the Walter-developed injection systems in 1984. Other models followed, until all models had become available with such systems in 1989, the year that a catalytic convertor became required by Van Luxemburger law. In other areas of the world, a catalytic convertor and injection engines sometimes had been applied earlier on, due to differences in local regulations, but by 1989, all worldwide VLT automobiles had been equipped with both a catalytic convertor and an injection engine.

From 2004 on, VLT was faced with increasing pressure from the Van Luxemburger government to take over Monteluci and Lepanto, two brands that had faced increasing financial problems and had been placed under the watchful eye of the Van Luxemburger government. As the brands lacked a strong international sales position, and the problems with the production of the vehicles could not be solved by officials from the Ministry of Economic Affairs, VLT was pressured to accept the offer to buy Monteluci and Lepanto (occasionally referred to as the CALM consortium) from the government for a symbolic amount of 1 Florin. VLT proceeded to market Monteluci and Lepanto as the premium brands of the VLT Group, which has grown to encompass various brands and industries, by now.

Today, the VLT Group remains one of the largest automobile manufacturers in the world, producing over 1 billion vehicles per year.
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Mission Statement, VLT Automotive


VLT likes to stay close to its core values. Our firm was founded over 60 years ago in Van Luxemburg to provide affordable, reliable and quality transport for the masses. We have made the world more mobile, allowed them to enjoy their freedom. And this is something we intend to continue. VLT will remain committed to making reliable and high quality cars at an affordable price, everywhere around the world.

We do what you expect us to do. We provide you a car that will last for many years to come, that will work every morning when you want to go to work, that will be your loyal companion on long vacation trips but also when it is time to do those family visits during the weekends. This is why we are the popular choice in many nations around the world, with billions of cars produced.

We do not intend to limit our sales to a certain age group. We think that everyone should be able to own a car, and more specifically, a VLT. From the cheap and amusing L1 to the most luxurious car on the planet, the L8, VLT will always have something in store for you. Customers that buy VLT’s are usually the average man in the street, persons that seek the ultimate price/quality ratio.

Why VLT?


Let us rephrase this question: Why should you not buy a VLT? Many people around the world have wondered about the same, having driven our cars throughout their lives.

But let us return to the initial question. Why would you buy a VLT? Well, first of all, VLT always has a dealership near you. It does not matter where you live, a local dealerships is never far away, and has excellent knowledge on all subjects related to our brand. We value long working relationships with our distribution network, and thus your dealer will always be the same, trusted person, that will provide you with personal service and tailored advice.

Our mechanics, should you ever need them, have been schooled extensively and can pragmatically solve problems that you may have with your cars. And that all within a timeframe that will never require you to leave the dealership for a regular service – it will be done within the hour. For additional service, some of our dealerships are open 24 hours per day, 7 days per week. This allows you to schedule your maintenance when you are able to drop off your cars, and does not require you to get away from your work. Ultimate work efficiency in a friendly setting. All made possible by VLT.
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Frequently Asked Questions

This is a collection of questions we have been asked before. Please consult this page should you have any specific questions. If your question is not listed, do not hesitate to contact our Director of Sales, Cristiano Marino.

I would like to order a custom-made vehicle design. Is this possible?
VLT is able to design one-off vehicles on a very limited basis, and only when the choice for such a vehicle is well motivated by the customer. We also require a well-written description of needs and wishes, in order to be able to start work. Needless to say, the costs of such a vehicle are very high, most likely stretching up to dozens of millions for a unique car. Over the last sixty years, the number of unique one-off vehicles built by VLT for customers can be counted on one hand.
(OOC: Only when the request is well-written and elaborated very well, I can consider to start work on a design. This is however a very complicated and time-consuming business, so I’m usually very reserved when it comes to designing one-off cars)


I would like to have my VLT vehicle customized, is this possible?
Of course this is possible. VLT has a special orders department that can fulfill many different customization requests, such as uparmoured vehicles or vehicles for a specific goal (e.g. firefighting). VLT already has an inventory of readymade solutions for most problems, which allows us to be very quick in resolving custom orders.


I wish to order a law enforcement or military vehicle. Are there any requirements?
Depending on local regulations and our assessments, we often limit sales of these vehicles to governments, especially if armed vehicles are ordered. Furthermore, every law enforcement or military sale is monitored by the IVD, the Van Luxemburger intelligence agency. Oppressive or abusive regimes, known for breaching human rights or fighting wars of conquest, will be refused service depending on the IVD’s assessment. Nations practicing slavery are also refused service due to ethical concerns. This assessment is legally binding for our company, and we are not allowed to sell such vehicles if the assessment is negative. Appealing the decision is possible.


I would like to manufacture military vehicles or law enforcement vehicles in my own nation, can this be arranged?
Sadly, VLT does not allow production of sensitive equipment in other nations. All of these vehicles should be ordered directly from the factory and will be manufactured in Van Luxemburg. We will not be exporting the production lines for these vehicles to prevent the sensitive military technology from falling into the wrong hands.


VLT recommends RON 98 petrol for a lot of their petrol-powered automobiles. Can I also fill them up with petrol that is of a lower quality?
Yes, this is possible, the onboard electronics measure fuel quality continuously and will modify the fuel injection system accordingly. However, one should keep in mind that all performance figures have been obtained with the RON98 fuel, and thus VLT cannot guarantee that the specified performance will be met. Long-term experiences with lower petrol qualities mean that we recommend to always fill your car up with a petrol that has an octane rating (RON) of more than 89. Below this level, the engine, despite the adaptation to fuel quality, may not be as smooth and there is a chance the vehicle has problems starting in difficult circumstances. If your vehicle suffers from this problem, please consult your local dealership network.


Does VLT manufacture cars that can run on Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG), Ethanol, Biodiesel, or any other kind of environmentally-friendly fuel?
VLT of course takes care in developing its automobiles, but also in preserving the environment. Therefore, there are several solutions available to drive on an environmentally friendly fuel. All VLT vehicles are able to drive on E10 (regular petrol with 10% ethanol) fuels as standard, and VLT dealerships can order specific kits to prepare our models for the use of other fuels, such as LPG, E85 or E100 Bio-Ethanol and Biodiesel. The cost of these conversion kits may vary; please consult your local dealership.


Questions from/for distributors and dealers

I found that one of my models is selling very bad. Am I allowed to drop this vehicle from the model range in my market?
In short, we would prefer that all models are offered, despite their sales figures. Therefore, distributors cannot drop models from a lineup after the model range has been introduced to their nation. There are various ways of cutting down the costs on a model that sells very little examples. Not requiring dealerships to have a demo vehicle available, not requiring them to keep model-specific parts, and not actively promoting the model could all be solutions of cutting costs. It is of course still a good idea to keep a certain amount of often-required parts available in your own inventory and to keep a demo vehicle in your own stock (for example in the flagship store that is often present in most markets).


Can I stop delivering certain engine types for certain models?
Again, we would prefer that the range is as complete as possible. We see no reason to drop certain engine types, except perhaps for changes in regulations. VLT engines have been designed and constructed with parts commonality in mind, meaning that keeping an engine in the range is not expensive in any way, as parts for the engines are often the same in both the CD and TCi engine range.


A local manufacturer has requested permission to produce a VLT model under their own name. What should I do?
VLT does not engage in rebadging operations on their own cars. VLT cars are to be built solely by VLT, and will not bear other badges. This ruling has been made to preserve our image of reliability and quality and to preserve continued availability of our models.


Am I allowed to build my own VLT vehicles, or am I allowed to contract a third-party company to do this for me?
VLT only allows factories under the direct control of the VLT headquarters in Esch-sur-Alzette, van Luxemburg, to manufacture VLT motor vehicles. Distributors should not manufacture cars, they should distribute them. Third-party companies are not desired because of the reduced possibilities for quality control. This ruling has been made to preserve our image of reliability and quality and to preserve continued availability of our models.


For other manufacturers

I would want to use a platform or technology that has been designed by VLT. Is this possible?
While there is a limited possibility of using platforms and technology, the use of platforms comes at a price, of course. For every vehicle produced, we demand a royalty payment that may be worth up to 5% of the vehicle’s sales price, next to the actual purchase cost of the technology. VLT’s TCi technology and engines are not to be sold to other manufacturers.
(OOC: Do note that this is a discouragement policy. 5% of the total sales price of a car is often more than the actual profit margin on a car.)


I want to develop a vehicle for VLT, would VLT accept this vehicle?
No. VLT develops its own vehicles and has a research and development division that is perfectly capable of doing its work. We are thus not interested in external developments.


Would VLT want to cooperate on a joint venture with me?
This depends entirely on your proposal. VLT will not accept any proposals for models that would interfere with our own model range, or proposals that do not meet our development philosophies.
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Have we raised your interest? VLT’s are not yet available in your nation? Here’s the solution!

With a simple form, we allow any entity abroad to sign up to become part of the worldwide VLT distribution and sales network. Given the clearances we need, VLT will proceed to set up a national distributor for your market, after which we will make sure our vehicles will become certified to drive on your national roads. Our local distributor for your market, together with their subsidiary distributors at Monteluci and Lepanto, will start building an extensive dealership network through local entrepreneurs who will manage their own local dealership or dealership group. The dealerships we open will be uniform in their appearance as much as possible, even though we often hire local architects to design a dealership based on the standard VLT design.

From here, you will be able to order your own VLT. These cars are built to order, and dealerships minimize stocks on purpose, to reduce costs for local entrepreneurs and VLT itself. You will be able to choose from all available colours and options to build your own VLT, and your order will be sent via our integrated ICT systems to one of our factories worldwide, where your car will be manufactured, exactly to your specifications. Within several weeks, your very own VLT will be delivered by your own dealership!

VLT prefers to have the entire model range available everywhere around the world, uniform in appearance, but this may not always be possible, for example due to local regulations. First and foremost, VLT will try to meet the requirements for local regulations, but should this prove not to be possible, VLT has no option but to drop models from the model range. Our firm will also do a thorough market research in order to see if there is demand for the vehicles we offer. Should we expect to sell very little cars of a certain model, we will decide not to launch this model. We try to keep all engines in a single model range available in all markets, as the costs of this are very limited due to parts sharing across all engine types. Therefore, we have had very little cases in which he have had to drop engines from a model range.

In some cases, VLT might consider signing a distribution certificate with a firm that distributes our vehicles to a local market. They will be subject to a collection of conditions and requirements set forward in this contract, in order to guarantee VLT quality and reliability, but also continuity. This firm will then be responsible for the sales and import of VLT motor vehicles and parts.

Depending on local regulations, VLT can be invited or requested by either a private person, a corporate entity or a government institution. All we require is a short form to be filled out.

VLT Distribution Form

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[b]VLT Distribution Form[/b]
[b]Name of Nation:[/b]
[b]Brands requested:[/b] VLT [ ] Monteluci [ ] Lepanto [ ]
[b]Estimated sales:[/b]
[b]Would you like a factory to be established in your nation?[/b]

[i](optional)[/i][b] Vehicles that should not be imported (model names):[/b]
[b]If yes, state reasons why:[/b]
[i](optional)[/i] [b]Vehicles not meeting requirements (yes/no + model names):[/b]
[b]If yes, give a description of issue:[/b]
[i](optional)[/i] [b]I am a corporate entity and would like to take up distribution of VLT myself:[/b] Yes [ ] No [ ]   



Of course, should you have any further questions or suggestions, you are free to contact Mr. Cristiano Marino, Director of Sales, at the following address:

Cristiano Marino
Director of Sales, VLT Automotive Group
International VLT House
Rue Grand-Ducale
P.O. Box 1278
87120 LP ESCH-SUR-ALZETTE
http://www.vlt-automotive.vl/international
h.schmidt@vlta-sales.vl
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VLT L1
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The new VLT L1 is the smallest automobile to ever come out of the VLT factories. As a true city car, it is extremely fuel efficient, but is trendy and sporty and the same time. It is, unlike some competitors, a true 2-seater, which makes it a rather spacious car for its size.

Not only is the L1 equipped with TCi technology, it also comes with several all-new small engines, to improve fuel efficiency, but also ensure optimal driving dynamics. These engines include a 600cc TCi 2-cylinder 70 horsepower petrol engine, a 1-litre TCi producing 90 horsepower, as well as a 1.3 CD diesel engine producing 95 horsepower, and a 1.6 CD diesel engine providing up to 140 horsepower. Regular other engines available are the 1.0 TCi with 120 horsepower and the 1.4 TCi with 160 horsepower, as well as a 1.6CD with 120 horsepower.

Inside, the interior is roughly similar to that of the VLT C6, save for the fact that it has been slightly downscaled because of the smaller size of the L1. It still features climate control and a Radio/MP3 player, and has interchangeable dashboard padding to add some flavour to the interior of the L1. The padding can easily be replaced at your local dealership, and can be obtained in several colours free of charge, if you turn in your old dashboard set.

Not only is the L1 relatively quick and fuel efficient, it is also safe. With 8 airbags, including window airbags, knee airbags and even pedestrian airbags, as well as a rollcage construction around the passenger compartment, it can protect its passengers remarkably well, as well as pedestrians during an accident.

The L1 comes with a 6-speed manual gearbox as standard, but can be delivered with the 6-speed Twin Clutch Gearbox (TCG), known from the L3 and L5, at no extra cost.


L1 0.6 TCi $8,800
L1 1.0 TCi 90 $9,400
L1 1.0 TCi 120 $10,100
L1 1.4 TCi GT $14,600
L1 1.3 CD 95 $8,950
L1 1.6 CD 120 $9,950
L1 1.6 CD 140 $12,400


0.6 TCi
Type: VLT 2-cilinder, cast aluminium, 4 valves per cylinder, double overhead camshafts, variable timing.
Displacement: 600 cm3
Compression: variable (8:1-16:1)

direct fuel injection. Turbocharger + Supercharger

Power output: 70 PS at 4.200 rpm
Maximum torque: 120 Nm at 1.750 rpm.
Driven Wheels: 2, Front

Acceleration: 0-100 km/h 12.9 seconds
Top speed: 162 KM/H
Fuel Consumption: Highway travel: 3,6 l / 100 km
Combined: 5,1 l / 100 km
Advised fuel: Super RON98

Fuel capacity: 30 litres
Dry weight: 710 kg
Max Payload: 500 Kg
Max Towing Capacity: - Kg

Turning circle: 8.3 metres
Gearbox: VLT 6-speed manual gearbox


1.0 TCi 90

Type: VLT 4-cilinder, cast aluminium, 4 valves per cylinder, double overhead camshafts, variable timing.
Displacement: 990 cm3
Compression: variable (8:1-16:1)

direct fuel injection. Turbocharger + Supercharger

Power output: 90 PS at 5.000 rpm
Maximum torque: 150 Nm at 1.860 rpm.
Driven Wheels: 2, Front

Acceleration: 0-100 km/h 10.1 seconds
Top speed: 185 KM/H
Fuel Consumption: Highway travel: 4,1 l / 100 km
Combined: 5,9 l / 100 km
Advised fuel: Super RON98

Fuel capacity: 30 litres
Dry weight: 715 kg
Max Payload: 500 Kg
Max Towing Capacity: - Kg

Turning circle: 8.3 metres
Gearbox: VLT 6-speed manual gearbox


1.0 TCi 120

Type: VLT 4-cilinder, cast aluminium, 4 valves per cylinder, double overhead camshafts, variable timing.
Displacement: 990 cm3
Compression: variable (8:1-16:1)

direct fuel injection. Turbocharger + Supercharger

Power output: 120 PS at 5.600 rpm
Maximum torque: 190 Nm at 1.700 rpm.
Driven Wheels: 2, Front

Acceleration: 0-100 km/h 9.0 seconds
Top speed: 199 KM/H
Fuel Consumption: Highway travel: 4,2 l / 100 km
Combined: 6,0 l / 100 km
Advised fuel: Super RON98

Fuel capacity: 30 litres
Dry weight: 715 kg
Max Payload: 500 Kg
Max Towing Capacity: - Kg

Turning circle: 8.3 metres
Gearbox: VLT 6-speed manual gearbox



1.4 TCi GT

Type: VLT 4-cilinder, cast aluminium, 4 valves per cylinder, double overhead camshafts, variable timing.
Displacement: 1399 cm3
Compression: variable (8:1-16:1)

direct fuel injection. Turbocharger + Supercharger

Power output: 160 PS at 5.800 rpm
Maximum torque: 230 Nm at 1.750 rpm.
Driven Wheels: 2, Front

Acceleration: 0-100 km/h 7.4 seconds
Top speed: 227 KM/H
Fuel Consumption: Highway travel: 5,1 l / 100 km
Combined: 6,4 l / 100 km
Advised fuel: Super RON98

Fuel capacity: 30 litres
Dry weight: 730 kg
Max Payload: 500 Kg
Max Towing Capacity: - Kg

Turning circle: 8.3 metres
Gearbox: VLT 6-speed manual gearbox


1.3 CD 95
Type: VLT 4-cilinder, cast aluminium, 4 valves per cylinder, Commonrail Technology
Displacement: 1.288 cm3
Compression: 18.9:1

Commonrail Injection. Single Centrifugal supercharger (Antonov) with response system, 1.2 bar boost pressure

Power output: 95 PS at 3.900 rpm
Maximum torque: 200 Nm at 1.870 rpm.
Driven Wheels: 2, Front

Acceleration: 0-100 km/h 9.8 seconds
Top speed: 190 KM/H
Fuel Consumption: Highway travel: 3,4 l / 100 km
Combined: 4,1 l / 100 km
Advised fuel: Diesel

Fuel capacity: 30 litres
Dry weight: 716 kg
Max Payload: 500 Kg
Max Towing Capacity: - Kg

Turning circle: 8.3 metres
Gearbox: VLT 6-speed manual gearbox


1.6 CD 120
Type: VLT 4-cilinder, cast aluminium, 4 valves per cylinder, Commonrail Technology
Displacement: 1.619 cm3
Compression: 18.3:1

Commonrail Injection. Single Centrifugal supercharger (Antonov) with response system, 1.2 bar boost pressure

Power output: 120 PS at 3.900 rpm
Maximum torque: 270 Nm at 1.900 rpm.
Driven Wheels: 2, Front

Acceleration: 0-100 km/h 8.9 seconds
Top speed: 202 KM/H
Fuel Consumption: Highway travel: 3,6 l / 100 km
Combined: 4,9 l / 100 km
Advised fuel: Diesel

Fuel capacity: 30 litres
Dry weight: 718 kg
Max Payload: 500 Kg
Max Towing Capacity: - Kg

Turning circle: 8.3 metres
Gearbox: VLT 6-speed manual gearbox


1.6 CD 140
Type: VLT 4-cilinder, cast aluminium, 4 valves per cylinder, Commonrail Technology
Displacement: 1.619 cm3
Compression: 18.3:1

Commonrail Injection. Single Centrifugal supercharger (Antonov) with response system, 1.2 bar boost pressure

Power output: 140 PS at 4.200 rpm
Maximum torque: 300 Nm at 1.950 rpm.
Driven Wheels: 2, Front

Acceleration: 0-100 km/h 8.1 seconds
Top speed: 216 KM/H
Fuel Consumption: Highway travel: 3,8 l / 100 km
Combined: 5,1 l / 100 km
Advised fuel: Diesel

Fuel capacity: 30 litres
Dry weight: 718 kg
Max Payload: 500 Kg
Max Towing Capacity: - Kg

Turning circle: 8.3 metres
Gearbox: VLT 6-speed manual gearbox

STANDARD EQUIPMENT

Interior
Oil level sensor with indicator in instrument cluster
Floor mats
Sunroof with sliding function, electric adjustment.
Graduated tinted windscreen
Rear-view and exterior mirrors, automatically dimming
Cloth Upholstery
On-board trip computer including the following functions: External temperature display, average fuel consumption, fuel range, average speed and current consumption
Cruise Control
Seat adjustment - front, electric with driver memory
Air conditioning, automatic
Air microfilters
Armrest - front, with storage compartment
Battery in luggage compartment with jump start facility in engine bay
Courtesy lights, front and rear with soft on/off dimming
Cup holders
Electric windows - front and rear, with open/close fingertip contol, anti-trap facility and comfort closing function all round
Handbrake lever and gear lever knob in leather
Anthracite headlining
Interior lighting package
Luggage compartment strap for small items
Start/Stop button
Steering column with electric reach and rake adjustment
Storage compartments in door panels, front and rear
Sun visors with vanity mirrors and ticket pocket
Toolkit located in the luggage compartment
Three-spoke multi-function leather steering wheel
Child seat ISOFIX attachment, front passenger seat, with front airbag deactivation
Seat height adjustment, front, electric
Sports seats, front
Power-assisted steering with extra light ‘city’ setting
Optimum gear shift indicator for TCG gearbox
Park Distance Control (PDC), rear


Exterior
Xenon headlights for low and high beam
All round anti-corrosion system with partial hot galvanising, phosphate treatment and cathodic dip paintwork, preservation of hollow cavities, underfloor protection
Door sill finishers, aluminium
Diffuser
Exterior mirrors - aspheric, electric adjustment
Indicator lenses, clear
Wash wipe system, rear
Windscreen washer jets
Windscreen wipers with adjustable intermittent intervals
Headlamp washers
16" light alloy wheel 18-spoke style
Disc brakes - front and rear, inner vented
Lightweight multilink rear axle


Safety
Passenger seat occupancy sensor, front
Rain sensor with automatic headlight activation
Run-flat tyres with Tyre Puncture Warning System
Safety body - Deformation zones front and rear, door reinforcements
Passenger compartment rollcage in vehicle construction
Seat belts - inertia reel at the front with pyrotechnical belt latch tensioner, belt force limiter, belt restrainer and height adjustment
Side impact protection
Airbags - for Driver and passenger, front and side, window airbags, pedestrian airbags
Alarm system with remote control (Class 3)
Anti-lock Braking System (ABS)
Brake Energy Regeneration
Brake Force Display - brake light intensity geared to brake force (two stages)
Central locking switch in centre of dashboard
Cornering Brake Control
Crash sensor activating central locking release, hazard warning lights, fuel cut-off and interior lighting
Dynamic Electronic Safety Programme (DESP)
Electric Power Steering with Servotronic
Electronic Brake-force Distribution (EBD)
Electronic immobiliser
First Aid kit and warning triangle
Foglights, front
Impact-Depending Airbag System, driver and front passenger
Intelligent Alternator control
ITS head airbags - driver, front passenger seat occupancy sensor, front
Lights on warning
Stationary Shutdown System (3S)


Multimedia
Bluetooth telephone preparation with telematics
4X60W Radio CD with 6CD dashboard mounted CD changer, Fingertip Remote Controls and 6 speakers
Navigation System – turn-by-turn visualisation on radio screen
USB/audio interface
Auxilary input point for auxilary playing devices


Options:
TCG gearboxNo-cost option
5” Full-screen Portable Navigation, with mount $600
Leather upholstery $1500
GT Sports Aerodynamic package incl. Sports Suspension, sport seats, GT bodywork, carbon interior finish (standard on GT) $3100
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Postby Van Luxemburg » Fri Mar 11, 2011 5:16 am

VLT L2

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After having been on the market for several years, the L2 was in dire need of a complete touch up, that would make the former smallest model in VLT’s inventory ready for the coming future.

Like every new small VLT model currently being launched, the TCi technology is available on every engine. The range starts with a 1-litre TCi providing 100 horsepower, a second version of the same engine providing 120 horsepower, a 1.4 TCi with 160 horsepower, and a range-topping 1.4 TCi with 200 horsepower, being the GT model. The TCi technology is innovative: it has a Stationary Shutdown System (3S), that automatically turns off the engine when standing at, for example, a red light. The engine starts again when pressure is applied on the accelerator pedal. Next to this, it has variable valve timing and a variable compression. This means that the engine can run at extremely high, Diesel-like efficiency levels, while still delivering maximum power to the driver. To increase power from a smaller displacement, a turbocharger and a supercharger were used to work together: the supercharger will mainly operate at low speeds to deliver horsepower and torque, and the turbocharger will take over above 2,500 rpm. If necessary, both can be used to force air into the engine when maximum power is required, for example during acceleration or on high (200+) Autobahn speeds. Furthermore, it is relatively easy to increase the engine’s power by a CPU modification, due to the use of turbo- and superchargers. In terms of diesel engines, a 1.3 CD with 95 horsepower is available, as well as a 1.6 CD with both 120 and 140 horsepower. The most powerful diesel will be the 2.0 CD with 160 horsepower. These engines use common-rail direct injection, making them extremely powerful and fuel efficient at the same time. Due to the advanced characteristics of the engine, the

Optional on the GT model will be VLT’s TCG gearbox, which uses two clutches in order to allow the system to shift within 6 milliseconds, since it ‘lines up’ the next gear before shifting, making use of the second clutch. If necessary, the system can also be configured to work in automatic mode by the simple pressing of a button.

The L2 can be delivered with full-mode four-wheel drive, using Torsen differentials, as an option. This L2 ‘Cross’ has a somewhat increased ground clearance, and is delivered with off-road tyres. A dynamic terrain response system determines if power is sent to the rear wheels when the front wheels lose grip. In normal road use, however, only the front wheels are driven. The 4WD system also has the option to be set to permanent 2WD or to ‘lock’ the differentials, giving each wheel 25% of the power at any time. This is however only of use in difficult terrain, as driving an L2 with all differentials locked in normal conditions would be similar to driving a bus.

The L2 can facilitate the seating of five persons, who enjoy the luxury of fully automated airconditioning, a stereo system that has a 120 GB hard drive and can play nearly all digital music standards. A full-map 16:9 navigation with 6-inch touchscreen is available as an option. This GPS navigation system comes with a digital TV tuner as standard, in order to watch TV while the car is not moving.


L2 1.0 TCi 100 $12,600
L2 1.0 TCi 120 $13,400
L2 1.4 TCi 160 $14,750
L2 1.4 TCi GT $21,100
L2 1.3 CD 95 $11,950
L2 1.6 CD 120 $13,950
L2 1.6 CD 140 $14,500
L2 2.0 CD 160 $16,100
5-door +$500
Cross 4WD (only on 1.4 TCi, 1.6CD)+$1100


1.0 TCi 100

Type: VLT 4-cilinder, cast aluminium, 4 valves per cylinder, double overhead camshafts, variable timing.
Displacement: 990 cm3
Compression: variable (8:1-16:1)

direct fuel injection. Turbocharger + Supercharger

Power output: 100 PS at 5.500 rpm
Maximum torque: 170 Nm at 1.900 rpm.
Driven Wheels: 2, Front

Acceleration: 0-100 km/h 9.9 seconds
Top speed: 187 KM/H
Fuel Consumption: Highway travel: 4,2 l / 100 km
Combined: 6,0 l / 100 km
Advised fuel: Super RON98

Fuel capacity: 50 litres
Dry weight: 1135 kg
Max Payload: 500 Kg
Max Towing Capacity: 1000 Kg

Turning circle: 9.4 metres
Gearbox: VLT 6-speed manual gearbox


1.0 TCi 120

Type: VLT 4-cilinder, cast aluminium, 4 valves per cylinder, double overhead camshafts, variable timing.
Displacement: 990 cm3
Compression: variable (8:1-16:1)

direct fuel injection. Turbocharger + Supercharger

Power output: 120 PS at 5.600 rpm
Maximum torque: 190 Nm at 1.700 rpm.
Driven Wheels: 2, Front

Acceleration: 0-100 km/h 9.1 seconds
Top speed: 196 KM/H
Fuel Consumption: Highway travel: 4,3 l / 100 km
Combined: 6,1 l / 100 km
Advised fuel: Super RON98

Fuel capacity: 50 litres
Dry weight: 1136 kg
Max Payload: 500 Kg
Max Towing Capacity: 1000 Kg

Turning circle: 9.4 metres
Gearbox: VLT 6-speed manual gearbox



1.4 TCi 160

Type: VLT 4-cilinder, cast aluminium, 4 valves per cylinder, double overhead camshafts, variable timing.
Displacement: 1399 cm3
Compression: variable (8:1-16:1)

direct fuel injection. Turbocharger + Supercharger

Power output: 160 PS at 5.800 rpm
Maximum torque: 230 Nm at 1.750 rpm.
Driven Wheels: 2, Front

Acceleration: 0-100 km/h 7.5 seconds
Top speed: 224 KM/H
Fuel Consumption: Highway travel: 5,2 l / 100 km
Combined: 6,5 l / 100 km
Advised fuel: Super RON98

Fuel capacity: 50 litres
Dry weight: 1145 kg
Max Payload: 500 Kg
Max Towing Capacity: 1000 Kg

Turning circle: 9.4 metres
Gearbox: VLT 6-speed manual gearbox


1.4 TCi 200

Type: VLT 4-cilinder, cast aluminium, 4 valves per cylinder, double overhead camshafts, variable timing.
Displacement: 1399 cm3
Compression: variable (8:1-16:1)

direct fuel injection. Turbocharger + Supercharger

Power output: 200 PS at 5.500 rpm
Maximum torque: 290 Nm at 1.750 rpm.
Driven Wheels: 2, Front

Acceleration: 0-100 km/h 6.7 seconds
Top speed: 238 KM/H
Fuel Consumption: Highway travel: 5,6 l / 100 km
Combined: 7,3 l / 100 km
Advised fuel: Super RON98

Fuel capacity: 50 litres
Dry weight: 1149 kg
Max Payload: 500 Kg
Max Towing Capacity: 1000 Kg

Turning circle: 9.4 metres
Gearbox: VLT 6-speed manual gearbox



1.3 CD 95
Type: VLT 4-cilinder, cast aluminium, 4 valves per cylinder, Commonrail Technology
Displacement: 1.288 cm3
Compression: 18.9:1

Commonrail Injection. Single Centrifugal supercharger (Antonov) with response system, 1.2 bar boost pressure

Power output: 95 PS at 3.900 rpm
Maximum torque: 200 Nm at 1.870 rpm.
Driven Wheels: 2, Front

Acceleration: 0-100 km/h 10.5 seconds
Top speed: 185 KM/H
Fuel Consumption: Highway travel: 3,5 l / 100 km
Combined: 4,2 l / 100 km
Advised fuel: Diesel

Fuel capacity: 50 litres
Dry weight: 1139 kg
Max Payload: 500 Kg
Max Towing Capacity: 1000 Kg

Turning circle: 9.4 metres
Gearbox: VLT 6-speed manual gearbox


1.6 CD 120
Type: VLT 4-cilinder, cast aluminium, 4 valves per cylinder, Commonrail Technology
Displacement: 1.619 cm3
Compression: 18.3:1

Commonrail Injection. Single Centrifugal supercharger (Antonov) with response system, 1.2 bar boost pressure

Power output: 120 PS at 3.900 rpm
Maximum torque: 270 Nm at 1.900 rpm.
Driven Wheels: 2, Front

Acceleration: 0-100 km/h 9.0 seconds
Top speed: 200 KM/H
Fuel Consumption: Highway travel: 3,7 l / 100 km
Combined: 5,0 l / 100 km
Advised fuel: Diesel

Fuel capacity: 50 litres
Dry weight: 1144 kg
Max Payload: 500 Kg
Max Towing Capacity: 1000 Kg

Turning circle: 9.4 metres
Gearbox: VLT 6-speed manual gearbox


1.6 CD 140
Type: VLT 4-cilinder, cast aluminium, 4 valves per cylinder, Commonrail Technology
Displacement: 1.619 cm3
Compression: 18.3:1

Commonrail Injection. Single Centrifugal supercharger (Antonov) with response system, 1.2 bar boost pressure

Power output: 140 PS at 4.200 rpm
Maximum torque: 300 Nm at 1.950 rpm.
Driven Wheels: 2, Front

Acceleration: 0-100 km/h 8.2 seconds
Top speed: 218 KM/H
Fuel Consumption: Highway travel: 3,9 l / 100 km
Combined: 5,2 l / 100 km
Advised fuel: Diesel

Fuel capacity: 50 litres
Dry weight: 1145 kg
Max Payload: 500 Kg
Max Towing Capacity: 1000 Kg

Turning circle: 9.4 metres
Gearbox: VLT 6-speed manual gearbox


2.0 CD 200
Type: VLT 4-cilinder, cast aluminium, 4 valves per cylinder, Commonrail Technology
Displacement: 1.998 cm3
Compression: 18.3:1

Commonrail Injection. Single Centrifugal supercharger (Antonov) with response system, 1.2 bar boost pressure

Power output: 160 PS at 4.100 rpm
Maximum torque: 360 Nm at 1.950 rpm.
Driven Wheels: 2, Rear

Acceleration: 0-100 km/h 8.0 seconds
Top speed: 222 KM/H
Fuel Consumption: Highway travel: 4,0 l / 100 km
Combined: 6,0 l / 100 km
Advised fuel: Diesel

Fuel capacity: 50 litres
Dry weight: 1155 kg
Max Payload: 500 Kg
Max Towing Capacity: 1000 Kg

Turning circle: 9.4 metres
Gearbox: VLT 6-speed manual gearbox


STANDARD EQUIPMENT


Interior
Oil level sensor with indicator in instrument cluster
Floor mats
Graduated tinted windscreen
Modular Ski Bag
Rear-view and exterior mirrors, automatically dimming
Cloth Upholstery
On-board trip computer including the following functions: External temperature display, average fuel consumption, fuel range, average speed and current consumption
Cruise Control
Seat adjustment - front, electric with driver memory
Seat heating, front
Air conditioning, automatic
Air microfilters
Armrest - front, with storage compartment
Battery in luggage compartment with jump start facility in engine bay
Courtesy lights, front and rear with soft on/off dimming
Cup holders
Electric windows - front and rear, with open/close fingertip contol, anti-trap facility and comfort closing function all round
Handbrake lever and gear lever knob in leather
Anthracite headlining
Interior lighting package
Luggage compartment strap for small items
Rear-view mirror automatically dimming
Start/Stop button
Steering column with electric reach and rake adjustment
Storage compartments in door panels, front and rear
Sun visors with vanity mirrors and ticket pocket
Toolkit located in the luggage compartment
Two lashing eyes in luggage compartment
Three-spoke multi-function leather steering wheel
Three foldable rear-head restraints
60:40 split-folding rear seat
Child seat ISOFIX attachment, front and rear, with front airbag deactivation
Seat adjustment, front, electric
Optimum gear shift indicator for TCG gearbox (option on GT)
Park Distance Control (PDC), front and rear


Exterior
Adaptive headlights
Comfort Access system - keyless door entry and keyless engine start
All round anti-corrosion system with partial hot galvanising, phosphate treatment and cathodic dip paintwork, preservation of hollow cavities, underfloor protection
Door sill finishers, chrome, front and rear
Exhaust tailpipes - twin, round, chrome-covers, one on either side of the vehicle
Diffuser
Exterior mirrors - aspheric, electric adjustment
Indicator lenses, clear
Wash wipe system, rear
Windscreen washer jets
Windscreen wipers with adjustable intermittent intervals
Headlamp washers
16" light alloy wheel Bi-spoke style
Disc brakes - front and rear, inner vented
Lightweight multilink rear axle



Safety
Passenger seat occupancy sensor, front
Removable rear head restraints
Run-flat tyres with Tyre Puncture Warning System
Safety body - Deformation zones front and rear, door reinforcements
Seat belts - inertia reel at the front with pyrotechnical belt latch tensioner, belt force limiter, belt restrainer and height adjustment
Seat belts - Rear seat belt system with three three-point seat belts
Seat belts - Three with inertia reel, rear
Side impact protection
Airbags - for Driver and passenger, front and side
Alarm system with remote control (Class 2)
Anti-lock Braking System (ABS)
Brake Force Display - brake light intensity geared to brake force (two stages)
Central locking switch in centre of dashboard
Child locking system, rear doors (only on 5-door)
Cornering Brake Control
Crash sensor activating central locking release, hazard warning lights, fuel cut-off and interior lighting
Dynamic Electronic Safety Programme (DESP)
Electric Power Steering with Servotronic
Electronic Brake-force Distribution (EBD)
Electronic immobiliser
First Aid kit and warning triangle
Foglights, front
Impact-Depending Airbag System, driver and front passenger
ITS head airbags - driver, front passenger and rear passenger seat occupancy sensor, front
Lights on warning
Stationary Shutdown System (3S)


Multimedia
4X60W Radio CD with 120 GB harddrive and 6 speakers
Auxiliary input point for auxiliary playing devices


Options

Navigation System - 16:9 touchscreen monitor with DVD and digital TV (DVB-T) support $1150
6-speed TCG automatic gearbox (only on GT) No-cost option
GT Sports Aerodynamic package incl. Sports Suspension, sport seats, GT bodywork, carbon interior finish (standard on GT) $3100
Sunroof with sliding and tilt function, electric adjustment $600
Solar cells in sunroof, Auxiliary Power (can only be combined with the sunroof option) $185
Leather upholstery $1600
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VLT L3


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Introduced in Esch-sur-Alzette in early 2009, the new VLT L3 is the car with the most experience of all: the name has been used for over 60 years, and will go into it’s 8th generation this year, with over 500 million examples built. The new generation VLT L3’s are equipped with fuel-efficient variable compression rate turbocharged engines and twin-clutch gearboxes, making them the greenest and quickest L3 to date.

The L3 is now equipped with the new VLT Group TCi engine technology, which are the greenest and most powerful petrol engines to ever feature in a VLT, with 1.0-2 litre engines developing 80-280 horsepower. More innovative developments have been included in the engine’s technology: it has a Stationary Shutdown System (3S), that automatically turns off the engine when standing at, for example, a red light. The engine starts again when pressure is applied on the accelerator pedal. Next to this, it has variable valve timing and a variable compression. This means that the engine can run at extremely high, Diesel-like efficiency levels, while still delivering maximum power to the driver. To increase power from a smaller displacement, a turbocharger and a supercharger were used to work together: the supercharger will mainly operate at low speeds to deliver horsepower and torque, and the turbocharger will take over above 2,500 rpm. If necessary, both can be used to force air into the engine when maximum power is required, for example during acceleration or on high (200+) Autobahn speeds. Furthermore, it is relatively easy to increase the engine’s power by a CPU modification, due to the use of turbo- and superchargers.

The Twin-Clutch Gearbox (TCG) makes use of two clutches instead of one. This allows the system to shift within 6 milliseconds, since it ‘lines up’ the next gear before shifting, making use of the second clutch. If necessary, the system can also be configured to work in automatic mode by the simple pressing of a button.

Inside the L3, a satellite navigation system is integrated in the instrument cluster, stretching into the center console. The interior was designed using high quality components, and offer a soft touch feel with elegant looks. A sliding sunroof has been included in the standard equipment, but also features solar panels that can allow the vehicle to preheat itself while the engine is not running. This can be very useful when the vehicle is parked outside, since it can cool the interior in summer, and heat it in winter. Next to this, several electric heating elements keep the engine heated and also prevents the windows from freezing over.

The VLT L3 is available from a price of $18,000, only marginally more expensive than the previous model. It can be ordered from all VLT dealerships after the 1st of March.


L3 1.0 TCi E-motion $18,000
L3 1.4 TCi 160$19,900
L3 1.4 TCi 200$22,800
L3 2.0 TCi GT$32,000
L3 1.6 CD 120$20,500
L3 2.0 CD 160$22,950
L3 2.0 CD 200$27,000
Saloon: +$550
Stationwagon: +$1000


Dimensions
Length: 4170mm
Width: 1791mm
Height: 1461mm
Wheelbase: 2568mm
Boot: 321L-1245L


1.0 TCi E-motion

Type: VLT 4-cilinder, cast aluminium, 4 valves per cylinder, double overhead camshafts, variable timing.
Displacement: 990 cm3
Compression: variable (8:1-16:1)

direct fuel injection. Turbocharger + Supercharger

Power output: 120 PS at 5.600 rpm
Maximum torque: 190 Nm at 1.700 rpm.
Driven Wheels: 2, Rear

Acceleration: 0-100 km/h 9.4 seconds
Top speed: 201 KM/H
Fuel Consumption: Highway travel: 4,4 l / 100 km
Combined: 6,0 l / 100 km
Advised fuel: Super RON98

Fuel capacity: 45 litres
Dry weight: 1104 kg
Max Payload: 500 Kg
Max Towing Capacity: 1300 Kg

Turning circle: 10.1 metres
Gearbox: VLT 6-speed TCG gearbox



1.4 TCi 160

Type: VLT 4-cilinder, cast aluminium, 4 valves per cylinder, double overhead camshafts, variable timing.
Displacement: 1399 cm3
Compression: variable (8:1-16:1)

direct fuel injection. Turbocharger + Supercharger

Power output: 160 PS at 5.800 rpm
Maximum torque: 230 Nm at 1.750 rpm.
Driven Wheels: 2, Rear

Acceleration: 0-100 km/h 8.1 seconds
Top speed: 215 KM/H
Fuel Consumption: Highway travel: 5,3 l / 100 km
Combined: 6,8 l / 100 km
Advised fuel: Super RON98

Fuel capacity: 45 litres
Dry weight: 1178 kg
Max Payload: 500 Kg
Max Towing Capacity: 1300 Kg

Turning circle: 10.1 metres
Gearbox: VLT 6-speed TCG gearbox


1.4 TCi 200

Type: VLT 4-cilinder, cast aluminium, 4 valves per cylinder, double overhead camshafts, variable timing.
Displacement: 1399 cm3
Compression: variable (8:1-16:1)

direct fuel injection. Turbocharger + Supercharger

Power output: 200 PS at 5.500 rpm
Maximum torque: 290 Nm at 1.750 rpm.
Driven Wheels: 2, Rear

Acceleration: 0-100 km/h 6.9 seconds
Top speed: 235 KM/H
Fuel Consumption: Highway travel: 5,7 l / 100 km
Combined: 7,4 l / 100 km
Advised fuel: Super RON98

Fuel capacity: 45 litres
Dry weight: 1179 kg
Max Payload: 500 Kg
Max Towing Capacity: 1300 Kg

Turning circle: 10.1 metres
Gearbox: VLT 6-speed TCG gearbox


2.0 TCi GT

Type: VLT 4-cilinder, cast aluminium, 4 valves per cylinder, double overhead camshafts, variable timing.
Displacement: 2001 cm3
Compression: variable (8:1-16:1)

direct fuel injection. Turbocharger + Supercharger

Power output: 280 PS at 6.000 rpm
Maximum torque: 430 Nm at 1.810 rpm.
Driven Wheels: 2, Rear

Acceleration: 0-100 km/h 5.1 seconds
Top speed: 269 KM/H
Fuel Consumption: Highway travel: 6,9 l / 100 km
Combined: 8,7 l / 100 km
Advised fuel: Super RON98

Fuel capacity: 45 litres
Dry weight: 1221 kg
Max Payload: 500 Kg
Max Towing Capacity: 1300 Kg

Turning circle: 10.1 metres
Gearbox: VLT 6-speed TCG gearbox


1.6 CD 120
Type: VLT 4-cilinder, cast aluminium, 4 valves per cylinder, Commonrail Technology
Displacement: 1.619 cm3
Compression: 18.3:1

Commonrail Injection. Single Centrifugal supercharger (Antonov) with response system, 1.2 bar boost pressure

Power output: 120 PS at 3.900 rpm
Maximum torque: 270 Nm at 1.900 rpm.
Driven Wheels: 2, Rear

Acceleration: 0-100 km/h 9.5 seconds
Top speed: 202 KM/H
Fuel Consumption: Highway travel: 4,0 l / 100 km
Combined: 6,0 l / 100 km
Advised fuel: Diesel

Fuel capacity: 65 litres
Dry weight: 1210 kg
Max Payload: 500 Kg
Max Towing Capacity: 1500 Kg

Turning circle: 10.1 metres
Gearbox: VLT 6-speed TCG gearbox


2.0 CD 160
Type: VLT 4-cilinder, cast aluminium, 4 valves per cylinder, Commonrail Technology
Displacement: 1.998 cm3
Compression: 18.3:1

Commonrail Injection. Single Centrifugal supercharger (Antonov) with response system, 1.2 bar boost pressure

Power output: 160 PS at 4.100 rpm
Maximum torque: 360 Nm at 1.950 rpm.
Driven Wheels: 2, Rear

Acceleration: 0-100 km/h 8.2 seconds
Top speed: 216 KM/H
Fuel Consumption: Highway travel: 4,2 l / 100 km
Combined: 6,2 l / 100 km
Advised fuel: Diesel

Fuel capacity: 65 litres
Dry weight: 1227 kg
Max Payload: 500 Kg
Max Towing Capacity: 1500 Kg

Turning circle: 10.1 metres
Gearbox: VLT 6-speed TCG gearbox


2.0 CD 200
Type: VLT 4-cilinder, cast aluminium, 4 valves per cylinder, Commonrail Technology
Displacement: 1.998 cm3
Compression: 18.3:1

Commonrail Injection. Single Centrifugal supercharger (Antonov) with response system, 1.2 bar boost pressure

Power output: 200 PS at 4.400 rpm
Maximum torque: 410 Nm at 1.810 rpm.
Driven Wheels: 2, Rear

Acceleration: 0-100 km/h 7.1 seconds
Top speed: 237 KM/H
Fuel Consumption: Highway travel: 4,7 l / 100 km
Combined: 6,7 l / 100 km
Advised fuel: Diesel

Fuel capacity: 65 litres
Dry weight: 1229 kg
Max Payload: 500 Kg
Max Towing Capacity: 1500 Kg

Turning circle: 10.1 metres
Gearbox: VLT 6-speed TCG gearbox


STANDARD EQUIPMENT


Interior
Oil level sensor with indicator in instrument cluster
Floor mats
Graduated tinted windscreen
Modular Ski Bag
Rear-view and exterior mirrors, automatically dimming
Cloth/Leather upholstery ‘Speed’
On-board trip computer including the following functions: External temperature display, average fuel consumption, fuel range, average speed and current consumption
Cruise Control
Seat adjustment - front, electric with driver memory
Seat heating, front
Air conditioning, automatic
Air microfilters
Armrest - front, with storage compartment
Battery in luggage compartment with jump start facility in engine bay
Courtesy lights, front and rear with soft on/off dimming
Cup holders
Electric windows - front and rear, with open/close fingertip contol, anti-trap facility and comfort closing function all round
Handbrake lever and gear lever knob in leather
Anthracite headlining
Interior lighting package
Luggage compartment strap for small items
Rear-view mirror automatically dimming
Start/Stop button
Steering column with manual reach and rake adjustment
Storage compartments in door panels, front and rear
Sun visors with vanity mirrors and ticket pocket
Toolkit located in the luggage compartment
Two lashing eyes in luggage compartment
Three-spoke multi-function leather steering wheel
Three foldable rear-head restraints
60:40 split-folding rear seat
Child seat ISOFIX attachment, front and rear, with front airbag deactivation
Seat height adjustment, front, electric
Power-assisted steering
Optimum gear shift indicator for TCG gearbox

Exterior
Comfort Access system - keyless door entry and keyless engine start
Towbar with removable ball head
Xenon headlights for low and high beam
All round anti-corrosion system with partial hot galvanising, phosphate treatment and cathodic dip paintwork, preservation of hollow cavities, underfloor protection
Door sill finishers, chrome, front and rear
Exhaust tailpipes - twin, round, chrome-covers, one on either side of the vehicle
Diffuser
Exterior mirrors - electric adjustment
Indicator lenses, clear
Wash wipe system, rear
Windscreen washer jets
Windscreen wipers with adjustable intermittent intervals
Headlamp washers
18" light alloy wheel Tri-spoke style
Disc brakes - front and rear, inner vented
Lightweight multilink rear axle

Safety
Passenger seat occupancy sensor, front
Rain sensor with automatic headlight activation
Removable rear head restraints
Run-flat tyres with Tyre Puncture Warning System
Safety body - Deformation zones front and rear, door reinforcements
Seat belts - inertia reel at the front with pyrotechnical belt latch tensioner, belt force limiter, belt restrainer and height adjustment
Seat belts - Rear seat belt system with three three-point seat belts
Seat belts - Three with inertia reel, rear
Side impact protection
Airbags - for Driver and passenger, front and side
Alarm system with remote control (Class 3)
Anti-lock Braking System (ABS)
Brake Energy Regeneration
Brake Force Display - brake light intensity geared to brake force (two stages)
Central locking switch in centre of dashboard
Child locking system, rear doors
Cornering Brake Control
Crash sensor activating central locking release, hazard warning lights, fuel cut-off and interior lighting
Dynamic Electronic Safety Programme (DESP)
Electric Power Steering with Servotronic
Electronic Brake-force Distribution (EBD)
Electronic immobiliser
First Aid kit and warning triangle
Foglights, front
Impact-Depending Airbag System, driver and front passenger
ITS head airbags - driver, front passenger and rear passenger seat occupancy sensor, front
Lights on warning
Stationary Shutdown System (3S)


Multimedia
Bluetooth telephone preparation with telematics
4X60W Radio CD with 6CD dashboard mounted CD changer, Fingertip Remote Controls and 6 speakers
USB/audio interface
Auxilary input point for auxilary playing devices


Options

Sunroof with sliding and tilt function, electric adjustment$900
Solar cells in sunroof, Auxiliary Power (only in combination with sunroof)$200
Leather/Alcantara Upholstery$1100
Sports seats, front$510
Park Distance Control (PDC), front and rear$150
Adaptive cornering headlights$1500
Sports suspension$200
Navigation System - 16:9 fullscreen monitor with DVD support and voice control$2300
6-speed TCG automatic gearboxNo-cost option
GT Sports Aerodynamic package incl. Sports Suspension, sport seats, GT bodywork, carbon interior finish (standard on GT) $3100
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Postby Van Luxemburg » Fri Mar 11, 2011 5:19 am

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Today, the line between SUV and MPV is disappearing, and gives rise to crossover vehicles that combine the best of two worlds, with SUV looks and performance, and MPV space and functionality. In the spirit of these new crossover vehicles, VLT launches the first in a line of new VLT cars; the L3X.

Built on the underpinnings of the L3, it resembles a new way of living for the common family, with its incredible functionality and practicality, while retaining the excellent performance and handling that resemble the much-praised features of the compact L3. With a height of 1.62 metres and a length of 4.42 metres, it has a low profile for a crossover, giving it the sporty look that is so characteristic for VLT cars. With a width of 1.85 metres, it is as wide as the L3, which is no surprise considering the fact the vehicle makes use of the same platform.

Available on the L3X is the Dynamic Terrain Response (DTRS) system, that can be set to certain types of underground. For road use, the system will cooperate with the DESP stability programme in order to provide optimal grip, while off road, it will constantly adapt to the circumstances it experiences, and react to the settings chosen by the driver. If necessary, the driver can choose between 4WD and 2WD, or pick the ‘lock’ option, which will divide all power evenly to all wheels. To make this possible, the L3X has three selectable locking differentials, which also enables the L3X to drive in three drive modes, being 2WD (in which only the rear wheels are driven, like on the L3), 4WD (in which all wheels are driven and the Dynamic Terrain Response system allocates traction, up to a maximum of 40% front and 60% rear power), or Lock (in which all wheels are allocated an equal amount of power).

In order to propel the L3X forward, several familiar engines from the L3 line-up are used, most notably the 1.4 and 2.0 TCi petrol engines providing 160, 200 and 280 horsepower, as well as a series of somewhat improved CD Diesel engines, with a 1.6-litre engine providing 130 horsepower, a 2.0 CD developing 170 horsepower and a new 2.4 CD that is unique to the L3X, providing 235 horsepower. The new CD engines’ main feature is the new variable geometry turbocharger that is used in order to achieve excellent performance figures. Even though a 6-speed automatic Twin-Clutch Gearbox (TCG) is available at no extra cost, every L3X comes with a manual 6-speed gearbox, that is located right behind the engine.

In the interior, the dashboard is no doubt familiar to any person who has seen an L3 before. The L3X uses the same dashboard, save for minor changes in regards to the four-wheel drive system and related amenities. In the centre console, a button has been integrated that allows the DTRS to be set to the settings ‘road’, ‘unpaved’, ‘mud and snow’ and ‘sand’. A hill holder is also part of the package, and can assist during driving in hilly terrain, by applying the brakes for some moment, until the clutch is at the friction point, and then releasing the brakes.

However, the L3X does not only have SUV specifics, but also has some useful features that are reminiscent of an MPV. The interior features seats that can fold into the floor for the third seating row, which would provide two extra seats in order to make the L3X suitable for a total of 7 passengers on short trips. The second seating row has three individual seats, which can be folded down in order to provide a flat cargo space of no less than 1310 litres, compared to a cargo space of 450 litres with space for 5 passengers. Other possibilities are to fold the seat up, and roll the seats forward over the floor-integrated rail system, thus creating more space without having to fold the seats down.

As an option, this system can be made electrically operable with just a set of buttons in the roof, that can fold down the system in various standardized configurations. In order to prevent injury, the mechanisms used to fold down the seats (a mix of electric and mechanic systems) will immediately stop operation if an object or person is encountered on the seat while folding down. Furthermore, the mechanisms are not powerful enough to be able to injure a person or damage an object, even if the seats would continue their folding operation.

L3X is available from a price of $24,500, for a 1.4 TCi with 160 horsepower. The most expensive L3X, the 2.0 TCi with 280 horsepower, is available at a price of $32,500.


L3X 1.4 TCi 160$24,500
L3X 1.4 TCi 200$26,100
L3X 2.0 TCi 280$32,500
L3X 1.6 CD 130$24,700
L3X 2.0 CD 170$26,950
L3X 2.4 CD 235$30,980


1.4 TCi 160

Type: VLT 4-cilinder, cast aluminium, 4 valves per cylinder, double overhead camshafts, variable timing.
Displacement: 1399 cm3
Compression: variable (8:1-16:1)

direct fuel injection. Turbocharger + Supercharger

Power output: 160 PS at 5.800 rpm
Maximum torque: 230 Nm at 1.750 rpm.
Driven Wheels: 2, Rear or DTRS, 4WD

Acceleration: 0-100 km/h 8.6 seconds
Top speed: 208 KM/H
Fuel Consumption: Highway travel: 5,5 l / 100 km
Combined: 7,0 l / 100 km
Advised fuel: Super RON98

Fuel capacity: 60 litres
Dry weight: 1294 kg
Max Payload: 500 Kg
Max Towing Capacity: 1400 Kg

Turning circle: 10.9 metres
Gearbox: VLT 6-speed manual gearbox


1.4 TCi 200

Type: VLT 4-cilinder, cast aluminium, 4 valves per cylinder, double overhead camshafts, variable timing.
Displacement: 1399 cm3
Compression: variable (8:1-16:1)

direct fuel injection. Turbocharger + Supercharger

Power output: 200 PS at 5.500 rpm
Maximum torque: 290 Nm at 1.750 rpm.
Driven Wheels: 2, Rear or DTRS, 4WD

Acceleration: 0-100 km/h 7.4 seconds
Top speed: 228 KM/H
Fuel Consumption: Highway travel: 6,0 l / 100 km
Combined: 7,8 l / 100 km
Advised fuel: Super RON98

Fuel capacity: 60 litres
Dry weight: 1299 kg
Max Payload: 500 Kg
Max Towing Capacity: 1400 Kg

Turning circle: 10.9 metres
Gearbox: VLT 6-speed manual gearbox


2.0 TCi 280

Type: VLT 4-cilinder, cast aluminium, 4 valves per cylinder, double overhead camshafts, variable timing.
Displacement: 2001 cm3
Compression: variable (8:1-16:1)

direct fuel injection. Turbocharger + Supercharger

Power output: 280 PS at 6.000 rpm
Maximum torque: 430 Nm at 1.810 rpm.
Driven Wheels: 2, Rear or DTRS, 4WD

Acceleration: 0-100 km/h 5.6 seconds
Top speed: 248 KM/H
Fuel Consumption: Highway travel: 7,5 l / 100 km
Combined: 9,1 l / 100 km
Advised fuel: Super RON98

Fuel capacity: 60 litres
Dry weight: 1345 kg
Max Payload: 500 Kg
Max Towing Capacity: 1600 Kg

Turning circle: 10.9 metres
Gearbox: VLT 6-speed manual gearbox


1.6 CD 130
Type: VLT 4-cilinder, cast aluminium, 4 valves per cylinder, Commonrail Technology
Displacement: 1.619 cm3
Compression: 18.3:1

Commonrail Injection. Single Centrifugal supercharger (Antonov) with response system, 1.2 bar boost pressure

Power output: 130 PS at 4.100 rpm
Maximum torque: 290 Nm at 1.950 rpm.
Driven Wheels: 2, Rear or DTRS, 4WD

Acceleration: 0-100 km/h 9.9 seconds
Top speed: 198 KM/H
Fuel Consumption: Highway travel: 4,3 l / 100 km
Combined: 6,3 l / 100 km
Advised fuel: Diesel

Fuel capacity: 60 litres
Dry weight: 1310 kg
Max Payload: 500 Kg
Max Towing Capacity: 1600 Kg

Turning circle: 10.9 metres
Gearbox: VLT 6-speed manual gearbox


2.0 CD 170
Type: VLT 4-cilinder, cast aluminium, 4 valves per cylinder, Commonrail Technology
Displacement: 1.998 cm3
Compression: 18.3:1

Commonrail Injection. Single Centrifugal supercharger (Antonov) with response system, 1.2 bar boost pressure

Power output: 170 PS at 4.250 rpm
Maximum torque: 390 Nm at 2.000 rpm.
Driven Wheels: 2, Rear or DTRS, 4WD

Acceleration: 0-100 km/h 8.5 seconds
Top speed: 210 KM/H
Fuel Consumption: Highway travel: 4,5 l / 100 km
Combined: 6,7 l / 100 km
Advised fuel: Diesel

Fuel capacity: 65 litres
Dry weight: 1327 kg
Max Payload: 500 Kg
Max Towing Capacity: 1600 Kg

Turning circle: 10.9 metres
Gearbox: VLT 6-speed manual gearbox


2.4 CD 235
Type: VLT 4-cilinder, cast aluminium, 4 valves per cylinder, Commonrail Technology
Displacement: 2.378 cm3
Compression: 18.9:1

Commonrail Injection. Single Centrifugal supercharger (Antonov) with response system, 1.2 bar boost pressure

Power output: 235 PS at 4.500 rpm
Maximum torque: 490 Nm at 1.890 rpm.
Driven Wheels: 2, Rear or DTRS, 4WD

Acceleration: 0-100 km/h 7.0 seconds
Top speed: 238 KM/H
Fuel Consumption: Highway travel: 5,2 l / 100 km
Combined: 7,1 l / 100 km
Advised fuel: Diesel

Fuel capacity: 65 litres
Dry weight: 1349 kg
Max Payload: 500 Kg
Max Towing Capacity: 1700 Kg

Turning circle: 10.9 metres
Gearbox: VLT 6-speed manual gearbox


STANDARD EQUIPMENT


Interior
Oil level sensor with indicator in instrument cluster
Floor mats
Graduated tinted windscreen
Modular Ski Bag
Rear-view and exterior mirrors, automatically dimming
Cloth/Leather upholstery ‘Speed’
On-board trip computer including the following functions: External temperature display, average fuel consumption, fuel range, average speed and current consumption
Cruise Control
Seat adjustment - front, electric with driver memory
Seat heating, front
Air conditioning, automatic
Air microfilters
Armrest - front, with storage compartment
Battery in luggage compartment with jump start facility in engine bay
Courtesy lights, front and rear with soft on/off dimming
Cup holders
Electric windows - front and rear, with open/close fingertip contol, anti-trap facility and comfort closing function all round
Handbrake lever and gear lever knob in leather
Anthracite headlining
Interior lighting package
Luggage compartment strap for small items
Rear-view mirror automatically dimming
Start/Stop button
Steering column with manual reach and rake adjustment
Storage compartments in door panels, front and rear
Sun visors with vanity mirrors and ticket pocket
Toolkit located in the luggage compartment
Two lashing eyes in luggage compartment
Three-spoke multi-function leather steering wheel
Three foldable rear-head restraints
60:40 split-folding rear seat
Child seat ISOFIX attachment, front and rear, with front airbag deactivation
Seat height adjustment, front, electric
Power-assisted steering
Optimum gear shift indicator for TCG gearbox
Second seating row, foldable in vehicle floor
Two seats in luggage compartment, foldable in vehicle floor
Foldable seats on rails

Exterior
Comfort Access system - keyless door entry and keyless engine start
Towbar with removable ball head
Xenon headlights for low and high beam
All round anti-corrosion system with partial hot galvanising, phosphate treatment and cathodic dip paintwork, preservation of hollow cavities, underfloor protection
Door sill finishers, chrome, front and rear
Exhaust tailpipes - twin, round, chrome-covers, one on either side of the vehicle
Diffuser
Exterior mirrors - electric adjustment
Indicator lenses, clear
Wash wipe system, rear
Windscreen washer jets
Windscreen wipers with adjustable intermittent intervals
Headlamp washers
18" light alloy wheel Tri-spoke style
Disc brakes - front and rear, inner vented
Lightweight multilink rear axle

Safety
Passenger seat occupancy sensor, front
Rain sensor with automatic headlight activation
Removable rear head restraints
Run-flat tyres with Tyre Puncture Warning System
Safety body - Deformation zones front and rear, door reinforcements
Seat belts - inertia reel at the front with pyrotechnical belt latch tensioner, belt force limiter, belt restrainer and height adjustment
Seat belts - Rear seat belt system with three three-point seat belts
Seat belts - Three with inertia reel, rear
Side impact protection
Airbags - for Driver and passenger, front and side
Alarm system with remote control (Class 3)
Anti-lock Braking System (ABS)
Brake Energy Regeneration
Brake Force Display - brake light intensity geared to brake force (two stages)
Central locking switch in centre of dashboard
Child locking system, rear doors
Cornering Brake Control
Crash sensor activating central locking release, hazard warning lights, fuel cut-off and interior lighting
Dynamic Electronic Safety Programme (DESP)
Electric Power Steering with Servotronic
Electronic Brake-force Distribution (EBD)
Electronic immobiliser
First Aid kit and warning triangle
Foglights, front
Impact-Depending Airbag System, driver and front passenger
ITS head airbags - driver, front passenger and rear passenger seat occupancy sensor, front
Lights on warning
Stationary Shutdown System (3S)


Multimedia
Bluetooth telephone preparation with telematics
4X60W Radio CD with 6CD dashboard mounted CD changer, Fingertip Remote Controls and 6 speakers
USB/audio interface
Auxilary input point for auxilary playing devices


Options

DTRS 4-wheel drive system with hill holder$1200
Sunroof with sliding and tilt function, electric adjustment$900
Solar cells in sunroof, Auxiliary Power (only in combination with sunroof)$200
Leather/Alcantara Upholstery$1100
Sports seats, front$510
Park Distance Control (PDC), front and rear$150
Adaptive cornering headlights$1500
Sports suspension$200
Navigation System - 16:9 fullscreen monitor with DVD support and voice control$2300
6-speed TCG automatic gearboxNo-cost option
Foldable seat rails, all electric $750
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With the introduction of the New L5, VLT has once again set the standard for the mid-sized D-segment. Ever since the introduction of the L5 first generation in 1955, the model has been the measure to which other competitors are compared. And now, VLT will be redefining the scale of this measure once again with the introduction of the first ever VLT L5 DUAL, offering double the performance with half the cylinders.

Development

Even though the previous VLT L5, launched in 2009, was a top seller for many years in a large number of markets, VLT engineers knew they would have to improve their own product further to make sure that the L5 would once again be the segment benchmark.

Development work began in VLT’s Esch Future Mobility Development Center (VLT Zenter fir Zukunftige Mobilitéitsentwécklungen (ZME) Esch, the primary research and development facility for VLT) where the technology of the DUAL drivelines was perfected, as well as a new generation of TCi and TCD engines.

The new L5 was extensively tested, both as ‘mule’ prototypes carrying the technology of the new model onboard a heavily camouflaged previous generation L5, and as a camouflaged prototype. In total, VLT conducted over 5 million km worth of driving with all L5 prototype platforms, across Van Luxemburg and at a number of specialized test centers and tracks, as well as Arctic climate testing at the Kalwieders-Prüfungzenter (KaWiPz) in Sufagje̊d, Almland, Sondstead’s northernmost region. High temperature testing of the vehicle occurred in United Coronado and humidity testing in Morieux.

Design and sustainability

At PCM in Philipsbaai, a VLT Group – Monteluci Aeronautica e Difesa joint venture, engineers specialised in composite materials set about developing techniques to lighten the new L5. With the largest composite-manufacturing facility in Maredoratica at its disposal, the company was able to introduce a mass-produced carbon-fibre roof structure. Next to this, the L5 features a large number of body panels which have been crafted out of plastic, instead of aluminium or steel. Parts such as the bonnet, boot lid and doors have been crafted out of a light yet strong plastic composite, in addition to the bumpers, which were already made out of a plastic composite on previous models. The primary advantages of this are the ease of replacing the plastic body panels in case of damage, the lightness of plastic panels compared to steel, as well as their resistance to light damages such as parking dents, which will simply bounce back and not leave a mark.

To maintain structural integrity, the vehicle monocoque has been made entirely out of aluminium, which combine slightness and strength. In order to add further crash protection to the occupants, doors have aluminium frames with carbon-fiber-reinforced plastic (CFRP) bars that serve as a reinforcement to the door as a whole. Plastic body panels serve mostly to protect against light damage and low-speed crashes.

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Body panels not made out of plastic are commonly made out of aluminium, or in several cases, regular automotive-grade steel. Overall, the extensive use of plastics, carbon fiber and aluminium on the VLT L5 have resulted in a significant weight saving, with the base model weighing as little as 1230 kg; comparable to a previous-generation L3.

Besides the standard saloon model, two additional bodystyles are available; the Estate model which adds a more spacious boot to the mix, with 1550 litres of luggage room if the rear seats are folded down. Then, for several markets, VLT will be offering the L5 LWB, a long-wheelbase variant of the saloon, which features an additional 11 cm of legroom for the rear passengers.

The interior of the L5 has also been extensively improved, and now uses innovative hemp-based materials for the dashboard and doorcards. Wrapped with leather or leatherette, the dashboard gains a high-quality appeal whilst also making use of the latest advancements in sustainable technologies. The wood veneer comes from fast-growing eucalyptus or spruce wood harvested in sustainable forest plantations, and is painted with biodegradable paints to acquire the desired color. In order to further development of third-world countries, the eucalyptus woods necessary for the interior of the L5 were planted in swampy areas throughout Laitra and harvested by tightly controlled plantation firms.

The leather of the L5 is generally taken from hides bought from approved slaughter houses throughout Maredoratica, with animal welfare and the quality of hides being the most important criteria for the selection of hides. In addition, VLT manufactures high-quality leatherette for lower-spec models, as well as alcantara and cloth to be used in combination with either.

Safety

In order to improve safety, the VLT L5 relies on its aluminium monocoque, which has been reinforced with carbon fiber materials. The passenger cage is thus very strong and will remain intact even during significant accidents. The passengers are further protected with three-point seatbelts (including an indication of fastened seatbelts for the driver, as well as an audible warning signal) that will automatically tighten when the car accelerates, following fastening. During an impending accident, the seatbelts will once again be tightened, to provide optimal security for the occupants.

In addition to seatbelts, a large number of airbags have been fitted on the L5 as standard. It comes equipped with the standard driver and occupant front airbags, but also with curtain airbags for both the front and rear passengers, side airbags for the front passengers, a rear-seat airbag deploying from the seatback, and knee airbags for both driver and passenger. All passengers with three-point belts are also equipped with a seatbelt airbag, to prevent injury from the seatbelt upon impact.

To improve safety for pedestrians, the bonnet of the L5 will automatically raise to soften the impact for the pedestrian, and an airbag will deploy from under the bonnet to prevent the pedestrian from hitting his head on the windshield or being swept over the car upon impact.

Of course, the L5 also incorporates ways to prevent collisions from occurring. Equipped with a front radar as well as a front and back stereo camera, coupled with laser rangefinders and a blind spot detection system, the car is fully able to detect dangerous situations and react accordingly, be it by applying brakes or readying the safety systems and occupants for impact. In some situations, the L5 may be able to steer clear of a dangerous situation by applying gentle steering if the driver does not respond to an impending collision.

The entire preventive safety system, badged as TRUESAFE by VLT, can be acquired as a package on the L5, including all necessary options and preparations. Should the customer order adaptive cruise control, which requires a radar system, TRUESAFE will automatically be included.

In order to provide better support to the driver whilst on the road, the VLT L5 is equipped with a number of new features that make driving easier. First of all, the L5 comes equipped with a set of full-LED headlamps that are fully adaptive to the circumstances, meaning they can shift the focus of their lighting into corners, but also allow the driver to use high beams continuously without blinding other drivers, as a camera system monitors oncoming traffic and automatically modifies the light beam to not shine into the eyes of oncoming traffic, and around traffic directly in front of the L5. As the camera system is also capable of recognising pedestrians, bicyclists, animals and road signs, these will in fact receive more lighting than normal, to attract the attention of the driver. Should the driver fail to brake for these, the TRUESAFE system will automatically take action; if this system is not installed, a warning tone will sound and the driver is expected to take action by himself.

Furthermore, the car can be equipped with a fold-up Head-up Display which will display actual speed, navigation instructions and speed limit signs that the onboard cameras have recorded, thus automatically displaying the local speed limit. To improve visibility for the driver in dark conditions, a night vision system can be ordered. Working together with the adaptive headlights and the camera can display the road up ahead in better light conditions than actually available, on the navigation system in the car.

In case of emergency, such as after a crash, the L5 will automatically dial the national emergency number and transmit its last known position, number of occupants of the vehicle, and what its assessment of the damage to the vehicle is. In less urgent situations, the car has a built-in button that allows the driver to automatically dial VLT ASSIST, VLT’s service helpdesk, and summon breakdown services or other such services.

Technology

The new L5 has been fitted with a range of modern technology, a lot of which is offered as standard. The satellite navigation system, for instance, which features a 10-inch high-definition screen with Bluetooth and wireless internet connectivity.

Within this system, a full navigational map of your region has been included on a built-in hard-drive, which also stores your favourite music and videos. Wireless internet connectivity with 4G service is included in your car, allowing you to make use of the internet and search interesting locations in your vicinity or at your destination. In addition, the 4G connectivity allows you to access your car remotely from a dedicated web-portal or VLT’s own ACCESSDRIVE app, available on a multitude of mobile phone platforms. This allows you to plan your routes ahead, check traffic conditions, or control your car from a distance; unlock/lock doors, initiate heating/cooling, engage horn or lights, or check the maintenance status of your car, including all fluid levels and predicted range. In addition, when maintenance is necessary, the car can reach out to the nearest authorised VLT service dealer, or an authorised VLT Service dealer of your choice, in order to make an appointment, including a list of items that need to be serviced. The car will propose a service by itself when it deems this to be necessary, only requiring you to propose a date in your agenda and authorise the action. If your mobile phone is connected via Bluetooth, the car can even propose a dropoff at the service dealer at a free moment in your agenda, taking into account travel time from and to your previous and next appointments.

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Depending on the availability in your local market, the L5 will be offered with real-time traffic information, which receives the latest updates from internet-based services and can always report on the average speed on a particular road. It also takes into account historical data when planning your trip, meaning that the predicted travel time is far more accurate than that of competing navigation systems. Furthermore, your car will be delivered with access to digital audio broadcasting (DAB) and a variety of satellite radio services, allowing you to always receive music and news in the best digital quality, whilst on the go.

To add to the ease of use of the VLT L5, numerous parking aids can be ordered on top of the standard front and rear parking sensors. This ‘park assist package’ consists of a set of four cameras set up on the front and rear bumpers, and in the B-pillar of the car, thus giving an all-round view of the vehicle from the dashboard display. Furthermore, two side-facing cameras have been installed in the front bumper, allowing the driver to see left and right when driving out of a tight parking spot, or round a corner on a tight intersection. Finally, the park assist package includes an automatic parking assistant, which is able to parallel park, but also ascertain the size of perpendicular parking spots and park them in such spots. During the process of automatic parking, the driver will only need to apply throttle and brakes; steering and positioning of the car for the parking manoeuvre is done automatically.

Whilst parking may be difficult, loading luggage and groceries in tight and busy parking spots even more, especially when all hands are occupied. Therefore, all VLT L5’s come equipped with a sensor below the rear bumper, which works in cooperation with the car key. When a person walks up to the rear bumper and swipes his feet below the bumper whilst carrying his car key, the boot lid will pop open automatically. Closing of the boot lid is done by pressing a button on the lid, after which it will close automatically. The car doors themselves can also be unlocked when the car key is within range, without there being the need to take out the key and press the unlock button.

Whilst driving in busy traffic, cruise control may be difficult to operate properly, as the car in front will constantly change its speed. Now, thanks to a radar in the front bumper, the VLT L5 can maintain a set speed like any cruise control system would but as soon as traffic slow below the set speed, the car will automatically maintain a set distance to the car in front, accelerating and braking by itself, even up to a full stop.

In addition, the vehicle can be fitted with a driving assistant in combination with lane change warning, which will continuously monitor the road ahead and cars left and right of the L5. When a corner appears and the driver appears to not react appropriately, the L5 will begin to follow the corner by itself, up to a certain maximum. When a corner radius exceeds this maximum, the steering wheel will vibrate and urge the driver to take over. When changing lanes, the indicators have to be used, or the system will not be deactivated. Also when changing lanes, a set of cameras will monitor traffic to the left and right, displaying a visible and audible warning the driver when he is attempting to change lanes whilst a car is in his way.

The above systems are combined in the Traffic Assistant, which can fully automate driving in traffic jams. Maintaining a set distance to the preceding car, it will automatically follow the road, effectively driving completely autonomous. Due to safety demands, the driver will have to maintain at least one hand loosely on the steering wheel, allowing him to take action when necessary.

Driveline

The engine range for the L5 has been completely revised, now offering a wide variety of TCi and TCD engines, with or without DUAL.

Any of the engines of the L5 can be ordered with a 6-speed manual, or with a VLT A94 9-speed automatic gearbox. The automatic gearbox can be ordered at no additional cost.

The VLT A94 is a sizeable innovation for VLT. Whilst it no longer uses the twin-clutch gearbox setup, it now uses a much smoother single-clutch setup that is able to shift within 200 ms, and unlike the TCG gearboxes, is able to switch between non-sequential gears. The increased number of gears also offers additional fuel savings, up to 7% compared to the TCG-7 gearbox and over 10% for the TCG-6. It can be driven in three different modes; fully automatic, sequential mode using the gear lever, and sequential mode using the paddles behind the steering wheel.

The TCi engines have also been revisited. The twincharger setup of previous generations had made way for a less complex variable-geometry turbocharger setup on all engine types, with some using up to two VGT’s for performance models.

The first of the TCi engines on the L5 is the 140 TCi, a three-cylinder engine which has a displacement of 1398 cc and can provide 140 horsepower as well as 210 Nm, allowing for a top speed of 210 km/h and an acceleration 0 to 100km/h in 8.7 s. According to the Maredoratic Average Consumption Cycle (MACC), the L5 140 TCi consumes 5.0 l/100km on average.

One step up is the L5 180 TCi, a four-cylinder engine with a displacement of 1595 cc, 180 horsepower and 260 Nm of torque. Able to attain a top speed of 233km/h and a 0-100 km/h of 7.3 s, the 180TCi only consumes 5.3l/100 km on average.

The first DUAL TCi engine of the range is the L5 200 DUAL, which is equipped with the same engine as the 140 TCi, but adds a 60kW strong DUAL installation with a 15 kWh battery pack, allowing for a total of 200 horsepower and 340 Nm. This results in a top speed of 250 km/h and acceleration from 0-100 km/h in 6.3 seconds. The average consumption is only 3.0 l/100 km.

The 250 TCi is a 1998 cc four-cylinder engine with 250 horsepower and 355 Nm. The car can reach a top speed of 261 km/h and accelerate to 100 km/h from a standstill in 5.8 seconds. Consumption remains limited to 6.1 l/100 km

The 250TCi engine can also be delivered as a DUAL variant, the 330 DUAL. Complemented by a 74 kW electric motor and a 15kWh battery pack, it has a combined power rating of 330 horsepower and 500 Nm. This allows for a top speed of 270 km/h and acceleration 0-100 km/h in 5.1s. Consumption of the DUAL version is limited to 3.6 l/100 km.

Finally, a 380 TCi-6 with two Variable geometry turbochargers is offered, which is a 3000 cc six-cylinder inline engine capable of developing 380 horsepower and 530 Nm. Capable of 280 km/h and a 0-100 time of 4.7 s, it is among the fastest L5’s until the arrival of the GT. Consumption is 7.6 l /100 km.

The common-rail diesel engines of VLT will from now on be badged as Turbo Commonrail Diesel (TCD). A total of four updated TCD engines will be available on the L5, including a DUAL variant.

The entry version is the 190 TCD, a 2-litre four-cylinder with 190 horsepower and 400Nm. Capable of a top speed of 240 km/h and a 0-100 km/h time of 7.2s, it provides a potent entry-level Diesel engine. With its consumption of 4.2l/100 km on average, it is more fuel efficient than even the smallest petrol engine.

The next step is the 225 TCD, a variant of the 2-litre diesel four-cylinder with 225 horsepower and 460 Nm. The 225 TCD will reach a top speed of 247 km/h and accelerate from 0-100 km/h in 6.5 seconds. Consumption is a pleasant 4.4l/100km.

The 280 DUAL-D combines the 225 horsepower TCD engine with a 60 kW electric motor, for a combined power rating of 280 horsepower and 590 Nm. The DUAL-D will accelerate to 100 km/h in 4.9 seconds, and eventually reach a top speed of 260 km/h. Consumption remains limited to a measly 1.8 l/100 km.

The range-topping diesel is the 340 TCD, featuring an updated 3-litre common rail V6 with two variable geometry turbochargers. Putting out 340 horsepower and 670 Nm, its top speed is 270 km/h and its acceleration 0-100 km/h occurs in 4.6 seconds. Consumption stands at 5.4l/100km

The L5 chassis is rear-wheel driven, as with most other VLT models. However, the four-wheel drive system ’xV’ is available on the 250 TCi, 380 TCi-6, 225 TCD and 340 TCD. Dual drive systems cannot be delivered with the xV four-wheel drive.

The rear axle makes use of a fully independent multilink suspension, whereas the front suspension rests on MacPherson struts, also independent. To add to controllability, every VLT L5 is delivered with ABS and a intelligent Dynamic Stability Programme (DSP). The L5 has disk brakes all-round, with disk size 340mm in front and 300mm at the rear. In more powerful versions, the rear disks are also uprated to 340mm.

To further optimise driving on a VLT L5, it comes equipped with a selection of three Drivemode settings: Economy, Comfort or Sport. By changing the mode through the buttons, the car will change in character. Power steering, engine and gearbox will change in behaviour, thus allowing the driver to adapt the car to his liking.

Overall specfications

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Length: 4714 mm (L5 LWB: 4824 mm)
Width: 1890 mm
Height: 1440 mm
Wheelbase: 2890 mm (L5 LWB: 3000 mm)
Track width: 1570 mm front, 1599 mm rear

Boot size: 510 l (saloon + LWB)
525 l-1550 l (estate)
Fuel tank size: 65 l


Options

xV Four-wheel Drive system (available on the 250 TCi, 380 TCi-6, 225 TCD and 340 TCD) $2500
Long wheelbase (LWB) version, +11cm of leg space for rear passengers $1000
TRUESAFE safety system$1500
Head-up Display$300
Sunroof with sliding and tilt function, electric adjustment$300
Solar cells in sunroof, Auxiliary Power (only in combination with sunroof)$200
Leather/Alcantara Upholstery$1100
Sports seats, front$510
Park Assist and Comfort package, including cameras$550
Traffic Assist, including adaptive cruise control and driving assistant, autonomous driving function$2500
Sports suspension$200
Rear-seat entertainment system with 8.8 inch monitors in the back of the front headrests$1900
9-speed VLT A94 automatic gearboxNo-cost option
GT Sports Aerodynamic package incl. Sports Suspension, sport seats, GT bodywork, carbon interior finish (standard on GT) $3100


Driveline

Stationary Shutdown System (3S) Start-Stop function
Direct fuel injection system
Brake Energy Regeneration system
Drivemode Control with ECONOMY, COMFORT and SPORT setting.
6-speed manual transmission or 9-speed VLT A94 automatic transmission with paddle shift
Dynamic Stability Programme (DSP),
4-wheel ventilated disc brakes with anti-lock braking system (ABS)
Power-assisted steering system

Exterior
Multispoke 18” light alloy wheels and 225/45 Neuvant Protasso HP run-flat all-season tires
Adaptive LED front lighting with daylight running lights, and regular LED rear lighting
LED fog lamps, front and rear (depending on market)

Interior
8-way power front seats and memory with 3 slots for exterior mirror and seat positions
Cloth upholstery (on 140 TCi)
Half-leather upholstery (from 180 TCi and all Diesel models)
Split fold-down through-load rear seats
Black Piano trim finish
Floormats
3-spoke leather steering wheel with controls for audio, cruise control and mobile communication
On-board computer with trip and diagnostics functions
Tire pressure monitor
VLT Assist (with 10-year subscription)
USB audio connection

Entertainment system
10.2” Satellite navigation system with ACCESSDRIVE technology, Bluetooth and internet connectivity, real time traffic information (depending on market availability) and hard-drive storage.
Touch-control and controller for satellite navigation
450W premium audio system with 10 speakers


Comfort and convenience
Engine Start/Stop button
Key with Keyless Operation function (allows locking and unlocking of doors and starting of car without the key ever leaving your pocket)
Automatic climate with included pollen filter, recirculation function, three temperature zones (left, right and rear), windshield misting sensor and option to preheat or precool.
Front-seat center armrest
Rear-seat center armrest with cupholders
Tilt/telescopic steering wheel column
Power-adjustable folding exterior mirrors with automatic-dimming function
Automatic-dimming rear-view mirror
Power front and rear windows
Locking glovebox
Electric interior trunk release
Rain-sensing windshield wipers and Automatic headlight control
Integrated 3-button Universal garage-door opener
Four 12-volt power sockets
Storage compartment package

Safety and security
Anti-lock braking system (ABS)
Adaptive Brakelights
Driver's and passenger's front airbag supplemental restraint system (SRS)
Seat-mounted front side-impact airbags
Knee airbags for driver and front passenger
Front seatbelt airbag
Rear-seat airbag
Curtain airbag for both front and rear occupants
Front and rear safety belts with automatic pretensioners
Front passenger seat-occupation recognition with Passenger's Airbag Off indicator
Central locking system with center console switch (leaves gas filler door unlocked), ISOFIX for child seats
Anti-theft alarm system
VLT Assist includes Emergency Request (SOS button) and Automatic Collision Notification (includes a 10-year subscription)

VLT Warranty
15-year Warranty on corrosion
7-year/150,000 km overall warranty
7-year International Roadside Assistance Programme
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Postby Van Luxemburg » Fri Mar 11, 2011 5:20 am

L5S

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The L5S has been facelifted for the 2011 Model Year, in order to reflect the recent engine changes within the VLT Group. The L5S, formerly known as the L10, is built on the platform of the VLT L5, even though the platform has been extended somewhat to allow the L5S to carry a total of 7 passengers and their luggage. Due to the practical rear seats, that can fold into the interior floor and thus create a completely flat luggage space, up to a stunning maximum of 1950 litres, with the last two seating rows folded down.

The L5S has a bespoke interior when compared to the L5. The differences should be visible to every person familiar with both the L5 and the L5S; The L5S lacks a centre console, and the interior floor is as flat as possible, save for the space taken by the drive shaft. The lack of a centre console results in an extremely spacious feel inside of the L5S, making it the car with the most interior space of the L5 family.

On the technical side of things, the L5S is now available with a 1.4 TCi with 200 horsepower, a 2.0 TCi with 280 horsepower, and a 2.7 TCi-6 with 340 horsepower. This is a massive improvement over the previous engine generations, primarily in the field of fuel efficiency. As for Diesel engines, the L5S can be delivered with a 2.0 CD with 200 horsepower and a 3.0 CD with 300 horsepower. Both engines can also be found in the L5X. Even though a 6-speed automatic Twin-Clutch Gearbox (TCG) is available at no extra cost, every L5S comes with a manual 6-speed gearbox, that is located right behind the engine.

While the L5S has rear-wheel drive as standard, we understand that safety is very important for you and your family. Therefore, the L5S is available with four-wheel drive and the Dynamic Terrain Response System , as offered in the L5X and various other VLT models. This increases grip, perfects driving dynamics and makes sure that the vehicle is safe for use in tricky situations such as in mud, in the rain and on icy roads. For road use, the system will cooperate with the DESP stability programme in order to provide optimal grip, while off road, it will constantly adapt to the circumstances it experiences, and react to the settings chosen by the driver. If necessary, the driver can choose between 4WD and 2WD, or pick the ‘lock’ option, which will divide all power evenly to all wheels. To make this possible, the L5S has three selectable locking differentials, which also enables the L5S to drive in three drive modes, being 2WD (in which only the rear wheels are driven, like on the L5), 4WD (in which all wheels are driven and the Dynamic Terrain Response system allocates traction, up to a maximum of 40% front and 60% rear power), or Lock (in which all wheels are allocated an equal amount of power).

As with the L3X, there are possibilities to fold the seat up, and roll the seats forward over the floor-integrated rail system, thus creating more space without having to fold the seats down.

As an option, this system can be made electrically operable with just a set of buttons in the roof, that can fold down the system in various standardized configurations. In order to prevent injury, the mechanisms used to fold down the seats (a mix of electric and mechanic systems) will immediately stop operation if an object or person is encountered on the seat while folding down. Furthermore, the mechanisms are not powerful enough to be able to injure a person or damage an object, even if the seats would continue their folding operation.


L5S 1.4 TCi 160 $32,950
L5S 1.4 TCi 200 $33,900
L5S 2.0 TCi 280 $34,900
L5S 2.7 TCi-6 $40,100
L5S 2.0 CD 160 $32,950
L5S 2.0 CD 200$34,100
L5S 3.0 CD 300 $38,900


1.4 TCi 160

Type: VLT 4-cilinder, cast aluminium, 4 valves per cylinder, double overhead camshafts, variable timing.
Displacement: 1399 cm3
Compression: variable (8:1-16:1)

direct fuel injection. Turbocharger + Supercharger

Power output: 160 PS at 5.800 rpm
Maximum torque: 230 Nm at 1.750 rpm.
Driven Wheels: 2, Rear or DTRSP, 4WD

Acceleration: 0-100 km/h 9.6 seconds
Top speed: 199 KM/H
Fuel Consumption: Highway travel: 5,4 l / 100 km
Combined: 7,6 l / 100 km
Advised fuel: Super RON98

Fuel capacity: 80 litres
Dry weight: 1710 kg
Max Payload: 500 Kg
Max Towing Capacity: 2000 Kg

Turning circle: 11.6 metres
Gearbox: VLT 6-speed TCG gearbox


1.4 TCi 200

Type: VLT 4-cilinder, cast aluminium, 4 valves per cylinder, double overhead camshafts, variable timing.
Displacement: 1399 cm3
Compression: variable (8:1-16:1)

direct fuel injection. Turbocharger + Supercharger

Power output: 200 PS at 5.500 rpm
Maximum torque: 290 Nm at 1.750 rpm.
Driven Wheels: 2, Rear or DTRSP, 4WD

Acceleration: 0-100 km/h 8.2 seconds
Top speed: 226 KM/H
Fuel Consumption: Highway travel: 5,8 l / 100 km
Combined: 7,8 l / 100 km
Advised fuel: Super RON98

Fuel capacity: 80 litres
Dry weight: 1715 kg
Max Payload: 500 Kg
Max Towing Capacity: 2000 Kg

Turning circle: 11.6 metres
Gearbox: VLT 6-speed TCG gearbox


2.0 TCi 280

Type: VLT 4-cilinder, cast aluminium, 4 valves per cylinder, double overhead camshafts, variable timing.
Displacement: 2001 cm3
Compression: variable (8:1-16:1)

direct fuel injection. Turbocharger + Supercharger

Power output: 280 PS at 6.000 rpm
Maximum torque: 430 Nm at 1.810 rpm.
Driven Wheels: 2, Rear or DTRSP, 4WD

Acceleration: 0-100 km/h 6.5 seconds
Top speed: 242 KM/H
Fuel Consumption: Highway travel: 6,0 l / 100 km
Combined: 8,0 l / 100 km
Advised fuel: Super RON98

Fuel capacity: 80 litres
Dry weight: 1715 kg
Max Payload: 500 Kg
Max Towing Capacity: 2000 Kg

Turning circle: 11.6 metres
Gearbox: VLT 6-speed TCG gearbox


2.7 TCi-6

Type: VLT 6-cilinder, cast aluminium, 5 valves per cylinder, double overhead camshafts
Displacement: 2705 cm3
Compression: Variable, 8:1-16:1

Direct fuel injection. Two VLT variable geometry turbochargers.

Power output: 340 PS at 6.800 rpm
Maximum torque: 450 Nm at 2.200 rpm.
Driven Wheels: 2, Rear or DTRSP, 4WD

Acceleration: 0-100 km/h 5.7 seconds
Top speed: 253 KM/H
Fuel Consumption: Highway travel: 6,8 l / 100 km
Combined: 8,2 l / 100 km
Advised fuel: Super RON98

Fuel capacity: 80 litres
Dry weight: 1760 kg
Max Payload: 500 Kg
Max Towing Capacity: 2000 Kg

Turning circle: 11.6 metres
Gearbox: VLT 6-speed TCG gearbox


2.0 CD 160
Type: VLT 4-cilinder, cast aluminium, 4 valves per cylinder, Commonrail Technology
Displacement: 1.998 cm3
Compression: 18.3:1

Commonrail Injection. Single Centrifugal supercharger (Antonov) with response system, 1.2 bar boost pressure

Power output: 160 PS at 4.100 rpm
Maximum torque: 360 Nm at 1.950 rpm.
Driven Wheels: 2, Rear or DTRSP, 4WD

Acceleration: 0-100 km/h 9.9 seconds
Top speed: 200 KM/H
Fuel Consumption: Highway travel: 4,5 l / 100 km
Combined: 6,6 l / 100 km
Advised fuel: Diesel

Fuel capacity: 80 litres
Dry weight: 1724 kg
Max Payload: 500 Kg
Max Towing Capacity: 2000 Kg

Turning circle: 11.6 metres
Gearbox: VLT 6-speed TCG gearbox


2.0 CD 200
Type: VLT 4-cilinder, cast aluminium, 4 valves per cylinder, Commonrail Technology
Displacement: 1.998 cm3
Compression: 18.3:1

Commonrail Injection. Single Centrifugal supercharger (Antonov) with response system, 1.2 bar boost pressure

Power output: 200 PS at 4.400 rpm
Maximum torque: 410 Nm at 1.810 rpm.
Driven Wheels: 2, Rear or DTRSP, 4WD

Acceleration: 0-100 km/h 7.2 seconds
Top speed: 228 KM/H
Fuel Consumption: Highway travel: 5,1 l / 100 km
Combined: 7,1 l / 100 km
Advised fuel: Diesel

Fuel capacity: 80 litres
Dry weight: 1715 kg
Max Payload: 500 Kg
Max Towing Capacity: 2000 Kg

Turning circle: 11.6 metres
Gearbox: VLT 6-speed TCG gearbox


3.0 CD 300
Type: VLT 6-cilinder, cast aluminium, 5 valves per cylinder, Commonrail Technology
Displacement: 2.995 cm3
Compression: 18.9:1

Commonrail Injection. Twin Centrifugal superchargers (Antonov) with response system, 1.2 bar boost pressure

Power output: 300 PS at 3.500 rpm
Maximum torque: 630 Nm at 1.900 rpm.
Driven Wheels: 2, Rear or DTRSP, 4WD

Acceleration: 0-100 km/h 6.7 seconds
Top speed: 254 KM/H
Fuel Consumption: Highway travel: 5,4l / 100 km
Combined: 7,4l / 100 km
Advised fuel: Diesel

Fuel capacity: 80 litres
Dry weight: 1730 kg
Max Payload: 500 Kg
Max Towing Capacity: 2000 Kg

Turning circle: 11.6 metres
Gearbox: VLT 6-speed TCG gearbox


STANDARD EQUIPMENT


Interior
Oil level sensor with indicator in instrument cluster
Floor mats
Graduated tinted windscreen
Modular Ski Bag
Rear-view and exterior mirrors, automatically dimming
Cloth/Leather upholstery ‘Speed’
On-board trip computer including the following functions: External temperature display, average fuel consumption, fuel range, average speed and current consumption
Cruise Control
Seat adjustment - front, electric with driver memory
Seat height adjustment, front, electric
Seat heating, front
Air conditioning (Automatic Climate Control)
Air microfilters
Armrest - front, with storage compartment
Battery in luggage compartment with jump start facility in engine bay
Courtesy lights, front and rear with soft on/off dimming
Cup holders
Electric windows - front and rear, with open/close fingertip contol, anti-trap facility and comfort closing function all round
Handbrake lever and gear lever knob in leather
Anthracite headlining
Interior lighting package
Luggage compartment strap for small items
Rear-view mirror automatically dimming
Start/Stop button
Steering column with electric reach and rake adjustment
Storage compartments in door panels, front and rear
Sun visors with vanity mirrors and ticket pocket
Toolkit located in the luggage compartment
Two lashing eyes in luggage compartment
Three-spoke multi-function leather steering wheel
Three foldable rear-head restraints
60:40 split-folding rear seat
Child seat ISOFIX attachment, front and rear, with front airbag deactivation
Power-assisted steering
Optimum gear shift indicator for TCG gearbox
Seats on second and third seating row foldable into floor


Exterior
Comfort Access system - keyless door entry and keyless engine start
Towbar with removable ball head
Xenon headlights for low and high beam
All round anti-corrosion system with partial hot galvanising, phosphate treatment and cathodic dip paintwork, preservation of hollow cavities, underfloor protection
Door sill finishers, chrome, front and rear
Exhaust tailpipes - twin, round, chrome-covers, one on either side of the vehicle
Diffuser
Exterior mirrors - aspheric, electric adjustment
Indicator lenses, clear
Wash wipe system, rear
Windscreen washer jets
Windscreen wipers with adjustable intermittent intervals
Headlamp washers
17" light alloy wheel bi-spoke style
Disc brakes - front and rear, inner vented
Lightweight multilink rear axle


Safety
Passenger seat occupancy sensor, front
Rain sensor with automatic headlight activation
Removable rear head restraints
Run-flat tyres with Tyre Puncture Warning System
Safety body - Deformation zones front and rear, door reinforcements
Seat belts - inertia reel at the front with pyrotechnical belt latch tensioner, belt force limiter, belt restrainer and height adjustment
Seat belts - Rear seat belt system with three three-point seat belts
Seat belts - Three with inertia reel, rear
Side impact protection
Airbags - for Driver and passenger, front and side
Alarm system with remote control (Class 3)
Anti-lock Braking System (ABS)
Brake Energy Regeneration
Brake Force Display - brake light intensity geared to brake force (two stages)
Central locking switch in centre of dashboard
Child locking system, rear doors
Cornering Brake Control
Crash sensor activating central locking release, hazard warning lights, fuel cut-off and interior lighting
Dynamic Electronic Safety Programme (DESP)
Electric Power Steering with Servotronic
Electronic Brake-force Distribution (EBD)
Electronic immobiliser
First Aid kit and warning triangle
Foglights, front
Impact-Depending Airbag System, driver and front passenger
Intelligent Alternator control
ITS head airbags - driver, front passenger and rear passenger seat occupancy sensor, front
Lights on warning
Stationary Shutdown System (3S)
Camera rear view mirror
Side-looking camera
Blind Spot Monitor
Pro-active headrests

Multimedia
Bluetooth telephone preparation with telematics
4X60W Radio CD with 6CD dashboard mounted CD changer, Fingertip Remote Controls and 6 speakers
Auxilary input point for auxilary playing devices



Options

DTRS 4-wheel drive system with hill holder$1200
Radar-guided Adaptive Cruise Control$1200
Sunroof with sliding and tilt function, electric adjustment$900
Solar cells in sunroof, Auxiliary Power (only in combination with sunroof)$200
Leather/Alcantara Upholstery$1100
Sports seats, front$510
Park Distance Control (PDC), front and rear$150
Adaptive cornering headlights$1500
Sports suspension$200
Navigation System - 16:9 fullscreen monitor with 500GB harddrive, DVD support and voice control$2300
Rear-seat entertainment system with 8.8 inch monitors in the back of the front headrests$1900
6-speed TCG automatic gearboxNo-cost option
Foldable seat rails, all electric $750
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Postby Van Luxemburg » Fri Mar 11, 2011 5:21 am

VLT L5X


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The VLT L5X was one of the oldest VLT models still on the market today. This meant that, before 2010, VLT would have to come with a completely new L5X. They met their deadline with the introduction of the new L5X on the Nationale Auto-Ausstellung in Enzersdorf, a somewhat smaller car show in the Grand Duchy of Van Luxemburg, as all VLT models are usually presented to the domestic market first.

The L5X can be identified as a ‘5+2’ SUV, as it has a good amount of space for 5 passengers, and can carry a further 2 passengers with the seats in the luggage compartment, that can be folded down into the floor if not necessary, creating luggage space. In addition, the regular rear seat also folds down completely flat, in order to allow the owner of an L5X to take a gargantuan amount of luggage. The interior itself is luxurious, and comes with cloth/leather upholstery as standard, as well as a climate control which has three individual zones. The seats can all be moved electrically, with the height adjustment also being electric. The headrests are pro-active, which means that they will automatically support you during a crash, regardless of the position they are in. This prevents whiplash, and protects from further neck injuries.

The L5X also receives the TCi and CD engines used in the L5, but also receives an uprated 3.0 CD engine, that provide extra power for use in rough circumstances. The top-of-the-range model is a smaller TCi-6 with 2.7-litres and 340 horsepower. There is no GT version, however, as SUVs do not match the sportive aspirations offered by the GT department. In total, the L5X can be delivered with petrol engines ranging in power from 160 PS to 340 PS, and Diesel engines ranging in power from 160 PS to 300 PS.

Unique for the L5X is the Dynamic Terrain Response system, that can be set to certain types of soil. For road use, the system will cooperate with the DESP stability programme in order to provide optimal grip, while off road, it will constantly adapt to the circumstances it experiences, and react to the settings chosen by the driver. If necessary, the driver can choose between 4WD and 2WD, or pick the ‘lock’ option, which will divide all power evenly to all wheels.
As every L5X can be ordered with air suspension as an option, the Dynamic Terrain Response System will also adapt the air suspension system to the circumstances, in order to give more ground clearance in situations that require this. The air suspension itself can also be set to several settings, being normal, sport and off-road. The differences are of course in the ride height of the vehicle, with ‘normal’ being the default setting. ‘Sport’ and ‘Off-road’ can be chosen by the driver, but ‘sport’ will also automatically engage at speeds over 160 km/h, while ‘Off-road’ will also be activated whenever the DTRS orders it to do so.
Several other interesting pieces of safety equipment have been added, including a radar-guided cruise control system that can be used at speeds ranging from 3 km/h to 250 km/h. Other innovations include an airbag system for pedestrians that will pop up from under the bonnet if an accident with a pedestrian is detected, and a blind spot monitor that will warn the driver in case there is a vehicle or some other kind of obstacle in his blind spot.

The VLT L5X is available from $33,450 and can be ordered from all worldwide VLT dealerships starting now.


L5X 1.4 TCi 160 $32,450
L5X 1.4 TCi 200 $33,700
L5X 2.0 TCi 280 $34,900
L5X 2.7 TCi-6 $40,500
L5X 2.0 CD 160 $32,950
L5X 2.0 CD 200$34,100
L5X 3.0 CD 300 $38,900
Air suspension +$500


1.4 TCi 160

Type: VLT 4-cilinder, cast aluminium, 4 valves per cylinder, double overhead camshafts, variable timing.
Displacement: 1399 cm3
Compression: variable (8:1-16:1)

direct fuel injection. Turbocharger + Supercharger

Power output: 160 PS at 5.800 rpm
Maximum torque: 230 Nm at 1.750 rpm.
Driven Wheels: DTRSP, 4WD

Acceleration: 0-100 km/h 9.7 seconds
Top speed: 200 KM/H
Fuel Consumption: Highway travel: 5,4 l / 100 km
Combined: 7,6 l / 100 km
Advised fuel: Super RON98

Fuel capacity: 80 litres
Dry weight: 1690 kg
Max Payload: 500 Kg
Max Towing Capacity: 2000 Kg

Turning circle: 11.8 metres
Gearbox: VLT 6-speed TCG gearbox


1.4 TCi 200

Type: VLT 4-cilinder, cast aluminium, 4 valves per cylinder, double overhead camshafts, variable timing.
Displacement: 1399 cm3
Compression: variable (8:1-16:1)

direct fuel injection. Turbocharger + Supercharger

Power output: 200 PS at 5.500 rpm
Maximum torque: 290 Nm at 1.750 rpm.
Driven Wheels: DTRSP, 4WD

Acceleration: 0-100 km/h 8.1 seconds
Top speed: 229 KM/H
Fuel Consumption: Highway travel: 5,8 l / 100 km
Combined: 7,8 l / 100 km
Advised fuel: Super RON98

Fuel capacity: 80 litres
Dry weight: 1695 kg
Max Payload: 500 Kg
Max Towing Capacity: 2000 Kg

Turning circle: 11.8 metres
Gearbox: VLT 6-speed TCG gearbox


2.0 TCi 280

Type: VLT 4-cilinder, cast aluminium, 4 valves per cylinder, double overhead camshafts, variable timing.
Displacement: 2001 cm3
Compression: variable (8:1-16:1)

direct fuel injection. Turbocharger + Supercharger

Power output: 280 PS at 6.000 rpm
Maximum torque: 430 Nm at 1.810 rpm.
Driven Wheels: DTRSP, 4WD

Acceleration: 0-100 km/h 6.4 seconds
Top speed: 260 KM/H
Fuel Consumption: Highway travel: 6,0 l / 100 km
Combined: 8,0 l / 100 km
Advised fuel: Super RON98

Fuel capacity: 80 litres
Dry weight: 1715 kg
Max Payload: 500 Kg
Max Towing Capacity: 2000 Kg

Turning circle: 11.8 metres
Gearbox: VLT 6-speed TCG gearbox


2.7 TCi-6

Type: VLT 6-cilinder, cast aluminium, 5 valves per cylinder, double overhead camshafts
Displacement: 2705 cm3
Compression: Variable, 8:1-16:1

Direct fuel injection. Two VLT variable geometry turbochargers.

Power output: 340 PS at 6.800 rpm
Maximum torque: 450 Nm at 2.200 rpm.
Driven Wheels: DTRSP, 4WD

Acceleration: 0-100 km/h 5.6 seconds
Top speed: 254 KM/H
Fuel Consumption: Highway travel: 6,8 l / 100 km
Combined: 8,2 l / 100 km
Advised fuel: Super RON98

Fuel capacity: 80 litres
Dry weight: 1740 kg
Max Payload: 500 Kg
Max Towing Capacity: 2000 Kg

Turning circle: 11.8 metres
Gearbox: VLT 6-speed TCG gearbox


2.0 CD 160
Type: VLT 4-cilinder, cast aluminium, 4 valves per cylinder, Commonrail Technology
Displacement: 1.998 cm3
Compression: 18.3:1

Commonrail Injection. Single Centrifugal supercharger (Antonov) with response system, 1.2 bar boost pressure

Power output: 160 PS at 4.100 rpm
Maximum torque: 360 Nm at 1.950 rpm.
Driven Wheels: DTRSP, 4WD

Acceleration: 0-100 km/h 9.6 seconds
Top speed: 204 KM/H
Fuel Consumption: Highway travel: 5 l / 100 km
Combined: 5,4 l / 100 km
Advised fuel: Diesel

Fuel capacity: 80 litres
Dry weight: 1694 kg
Max Payload: 500 Kg
Max Towing Capacity: 2000 Kg

Turning circle: 11.8 metres
Gearbox: VLT 6-speed TCG gearbox


2.0 CD 200
Type: VLT 4-cilinder, cast aluminium, 4 valves per cylinder, Commonrail Technology
Displacement: 1.998 cm3
Compression: 18.3:1

Commonrail Injection. Single Centrifugal supercharger (Antonov) with response system, 1.2 bar boost pressure

Power output: 200 PS at 4.400 rpm
Maximum torque: 410 Nm at 1.810 rpm.
Driven Wheels: DTRSP, 4WD

Acceleration: 0-100 km/h 7.0 seconds
Top speed: 231 KM/H
Fuel Consumption: Highway travel: 5,1 l / 100 km
Combined: 5,7 l / 100 km
Advised fuel: Diesel

Fuel capacity: 80 litres
Dry weight: 1695 kg
Max Payload: 500 Kg
Max Towing Capacity: 2000 Kg

Turning circle: 11.8 metres
Gearbox: VLT 6-speed TCG gearbox


3.0 CD 300
Type: VLT 6-cilinder, cast aluminium, 5 valves per cylinder, Commonrail Technology
Displacement: 2.995 cm3
Compression: 18.9:1

Commonrail Injection. Twin Centrifugal superchargers (Antonov) with response system, 1.2 bar boost pressure

Power output: 300 PS at 3.500 rpm
Maximum torque: 630 Nm at 1.900 rpm.
Driven Wheels: DTRSP, 4WD

Acceleration: 0-100 km/h 6.4 seconds
Top speed: 258 KM/H
Fuel Consumption: Highway travel: 5,4l / 100 km
Combined: 7,4l / 100 km
Advised fuel: Diesel

Fuel capacity: 80 litres
Dry weight: 1730 kg
Max Payload: 500 Kg
Max Towing Capacity: 2000 Kg

Turning circle: 11.8 metres
Gearbox: VLT 6-speed TCG gearbox


STANDARD EQUIPMENT


Interior
Oil level sensor with indicator in instrument cluster
Floor mats
Graduated tinted windscreen
Modular Ski Bag
Rear-view and exterior mirrors, automatically dimming
Cloth/Leather upholstery ‘Speed’
On-board trip computer including the following functions: External temperature display, average fuel consumption, fuel range, average speed and current consumption
Cruise Control
Seat adjustment - front, electric with driver memory
Seat height adjustment, front, electric
Seat heating, front
Air conditioning (Automatic Climate Control)
Air microfilters
Armrest - front, with storage compartment
Battery in luggage compartment with jump start facility in engine bay
Courtesy lights, front and rear with soft on/off dimming
Cup holders
Electric windows - front and rear, with open/close fingertip contol, anti-trap facility and comfort closing function all round
Handbrake lever and gear lever knob in leather
Anthracite headlining
Interior lighting package
Luggage compartment strap for small items
Rear-view mirror automatically dimming
Start/Stop button
Steering column with electric reach and rake adjustment
Storage compartments in door panels, front and rear
Sun visors with vanity mirrors and ticket pocket
Toolkit located in the luggage compartment
Two lashing eyes in luggage compartment
Three-spoke multi-function leather steering wheel
Three foldable rear-head restraints
60:40 split-folding rear seat
Child seat ISOFIX attachment, front and rear, with front airbag deactivation
Power-assisted steering
Optimum gear shift indicator for TCG gearbox
Two extra seats, foldable in luggage compartment


Exterior
Comfort Access system - keyless door entry and keyless engine start
Towbar with removable ball head
Xenon headlights for low and high beam
All round anti-corrosion system with partial hot galvanising, phosphate treatment and cathodic dip paintwork, preservation of hollow cavities, underfloor protection
Door sill finishers, chrome, front and rear
Exhaust tailpipes - twin, round, chrome-covers, one on either side of the vehicle
Diffuser
Exterior mirrors - aspheric, electric adjustment
Indicator lenses, clear
Wash wipe system, rear
Windscreen washer jets
Windscreen wipers with adjustable intermittent intervals
Headlamp washers
17" light alloy wheel five-spoke style
Disc brakes - front and rear, inner vented
Lightweight multilink rear axle


Safety
Passenger seat occupancy sensor, front
Rain sensor with automatic headlight activation
Removable rear head restraints
Run-flat tyres with Tyre Puncture Warning System
Safety body - Deformation zones front and rear, door reinforcements
Seat belts - inertia reel at the front with pyrotechnical belt latch tensioner, belt force limiter, belt restrainer and height adjustment
Seat belts - Rear seat belt system with three three-point seat belts
Seat belts - Three with inertia reel, rear
Side impact protection
Airbags - for Driver and passenger, front and side
Alarm system with remote control (Class 3)
Anti-lock Braking System (ABS)
Brake Energy Regeneration
Brake Force Display - brake light intensity geared to brake force (two stages)
Central locking switch in centre of dashboard
Child locking system, rear doors
Cornering Brake Control
Crash sensor activating central locking release, hazard warning lights, fuel cut-off and interior lighting
Dynamic Electronic Safety Programme (DESP)
Electric Power Steering with Servotronic
Electronic Brake-force Distribution (EBD)
Electronic immobiliser
First Aid kit and warning triangle
Foglights, front
Impact-Depending Airbag System, driver and front passenger
Intelligent Alternator control
ITS head airbags - driver, front passenger and rear passenger seat occupancy sensor, front
Lights on warning
Stationary Shutdown System (3S)
Camera rear view mirror
Side-looking camera
Blind Spot Monitor
Pro-active headrests

Multimedia
Bluetooth telephone preparation with telematics
4X60W Radio CD with 6CD dashboard mounted CD changer, Fingertip Remote Controls and 6 speakers
Auxilary input point for auxilary playing devices



Options

Radar-guided Adaptive Cruise Control$400
Sunroof with sliding and tilt function, electric adjustment$200
Solar cells in sunroof, Auxiliary Power (only in combination with sunroof)$200
Leather/Alcantara Upholstery$500
Sports seats, front$310
Park Distance Control (PDC), front and rear$150
Adaptive cornering headlights$500
Sports suspension$200
Navigation System - 16:9 fullscreen monitor with 500GB harddrive, DVD support and voice control$500
Rear-seat entertainment system with 8.8 inch monitors in the back of the front headrests$500
6-speed TCG automatic gearboxNo-cost option
Offroad package, floor mats in rubber, luggage compartment protector in rubber, extra ground clearance +20mm, Off-road tires in 235/65 R17 $400
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Postby Van Luxemburg » Fri Mar 11, 2011 5:21 am

VLT L6


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The VLT L6 is an executive-class car, that has recently been facelifted to incorporate the recent engine changes at the VLT Group. Furthermore, effort has been put in to increase the overall quality of the vehicle.

TCi

The L5 is now equipped with the new VLT Group TCi engine technology, which are the greenest and most powerful petrol engines to ever feature in a VLT, with 1.4-2 litre engines developing 160-280 horsepower. More innovative developments have been included in the engine’s technology: it has a Stationary Shutdown System (3S), that automatically turns off the engine when standing at, for example, a red light. The engine starts again when pressure is applied on the accelerator pedal. Next to this, it has variable valve timing and a variable compression. This means that the engine can run at extremely high, Diesel-like efficiency levels, while still delivering maximum power to the driver. To increase power from a smaller displacement, a turbocharger and a supercharger were used to work together: the supercharger will mainly operate at low speeds to deliver horsepower and torque, and the turbocharger will take over above 2,500 rpm. If necessary, both can be used to force air into the engine when maximum power is required, for example during acceleration or on high (200+) Autobahn speeds. Furthermore, it is relatively easy to increase the engine’s power by a CPU modification, due to the use of turbo- and superchargers.

TCi-6

VLT’s proprietary TCi technology has so far only been used with smaller, inline-four engines. However, to further increase the efficiency of the VLT model range, particularly the larger models, the brand is now proud to introduce their newest creation: the TCi-6 engine.

TCi-6 is an engine that will initially be available as a 3-litre unit, and has been designed with the VLT tradition in mind. It is of an inline-6 architecture, which ensure a natural cylinder balance, meaning that the engine will be smoother than the preceding V6 units, while the cast aluminium construction results in a light engine. In terms of TCi technology, the engine is blessed with no less than two large variable geometry turbochargers, one for each cylinder bank, running exactly parallel to each other. The turbochargers will have a reduced turbo lag, thanks to their variable geometry technology. Furthermore, direct fuel injection further increases the power and efficiency of the engine, and the double overhead camshafts, as well as 5 valves per cylinder complete the basic design features of the engine.

As with other TCi engines, the 6-cylinder unit is equipped with 3S, the Stationary Shutdown System, that automatically turns off the engine when standing at, for example, a red light. The engine starts again when pressure is applied on the accelerator pedal, or, for manual versions, the clutch pedal, provided the vehicle is in neutral gear. If not, the engine will only start when the clutch pedal is fully engaged. Next to this, the TCi engine has a variable compression ratio that will allow the engine to change their compression ratios from a low ratio for high-performance runs, to a high compression ratio with a lower turbocharger boost for regular, everyday use. This increases fuel efficiency, while also allowing for choosing an engine characteristic suitable to the circumstances. It is also possible to choose between ‘boost’ and ‘normal’ settings via a button in the car’s interior. This setting will reduce the compression ratio of the engine, while also increasing the boost that is provided by the turbochargers on the engine. This will eventually allow a maximum power rating of 450 horsepower.

In the future, the engine will have electromagnetic valve actuation (EMVA), which allows a more accurate control of the engine, as valve timing can be set by the ECU individually per cylinder. Each valve is controlled by two springs and two magnets. The two opposing springs provide alternating forces, one to open the valve, the other to close it. The two magnets catch the armature plate attached to the valve stem, the lower magnet to open the valve and the upper magnet to close it. The electromagnetic valve actuation requires an onboard converter that will convert the 12V onboard power of a vehicle into the 42 Volts required to power the electromagnetic systems. To prevent that this system will heat up too much, the converter is liquid-cooled by the engine systems. The advantages of the system are a higher fuel efficiency and more torque in the lower-end revolution range. Furthermore, the system allows for the deactivation of cylinders during low load situations and when the engine is idle, further increasing fuel efficiency.

The first TCi-6 type engine that will come available will be the 3.0 TCi-6. This engine will offer no less than 400 horsepower, while offering a 20% increase in fuel efficiency over the older V6 engines. Furthermore, tests have found that the new TCi-6 engines run smoother and better than their older counterparts, and distribute their power in a very linear fashion, thanks to the turbocharger/supercharger setup.

TCG

The Twin-Clutch Gearbox (TCG) makes use of two clutches instead of one. This allows the system to shift within 6 milliseconds, since it ‘lines up’ the next gear before shifting, making use of the second clutch. If necessary, the system can also be configured to work in automatic mode by the simple pressing of a button. The system is available on all petrol models, as well as all Diesel-powered models.

New body styles

As of immediately, the VLT L6 comes available with two new bodystyles, being the Stationwagon, an estate version with no less than 1600 litres of boot space with the rear seats folded down, or 500 litres of boot space under regular conditions. Furthermore, an attractively-lined L6 Coupé is available, which has space for 2 adults and 2 children, or extra luggage behind the front seats. The estate is available at a premium of $2500, the coupe version at a premium of $6500.


2.0 TCi$42,021
3.0 TCi-6 $49,912
4.2 V8 $56,359
GT 5.0 V10 $85,800
2.0 CD $39,511
3.0 CD $42,312
4.4 CD $51,159
Stationwagon+$2500
Coupé+$6500
TCG-6 gearbox (if not stated in the specifications)no-cost option
Note: If the TCG gearbox is stated in the specifications, a manual gearbox can be obtained free of charge



2.0 TCi

Type: VLT 4-cilinder, cast aluminium, 4 valves per cylinder, double overhead camshafts, variable timing.
Displacement: 2001 cm3
Compression: variable (8:1-16:1)

direct fuel injection. Turbocharger + Supercharger

Power output: 280 PS at 6.000 rpm
Maximum torque: 430 Nm at 1.810 rpm.
Driven Wheels: 2, Rear

Acceleration: 0-100 km/h 6.8 seconds
Top speed: 256 KM/H
Fuel Consumption: Highway travel: 7,2 l / 100 km
Combined: 8,9 l / 100 km
Advised fuel: Super RON98

Fuel capacity: 80 litres
Dry weight: 1584 kg
Max Payload: 500 Kg
Max Towing Capacity: 2000 Kg

Turning circle: 11.7 metres
Gearbox: VLT 6-speed TCG gearbox


3.0 TCi-6

Type: VLT 6-cilinder, cast aluminium, 5 valves per cylinder, double overhead camshafts.
Displacement: 3.044 cm3
Compression: Variable, 8:1-16:1

Direct fuel injection. Two VLT variable geometry turbochargers.

Power output: 400 PS at 6.700 rpm (450 PS on ‘Boost’ function)
Maximum torque: 530 Nm at 2.600 rpm. (550 Nm on ‘Boost’ function)
Driven Wheels: 2, Rear

Acceleration: 0-100 km/h 6.3 seconds
Top speed: 273 KM/H
Fuel Consumption: Highway travel: 6,1 l / 100 km
Combined: 8,0 l / 100 km
Advised fuel: Super RON98 or higher

Fuel capacity: 80 litres
Dry weight: 1589 kg
Max Payload: 500 Kg
Max Towing Capacity: 2000 Kg

Turning circle: 11.7 metres
Gearbox: VLT 6-speed TCG Gearbox


4.2 V8

Type: VLT 8-cilinder, cast aluminium, 5 valves per cylinder, double overhead camshafts
Displacement: 4181 cm3
Compression: 10.9:1

direct fuel injection. Twin turbocharger.

Power output: 490 PS at 7.100 rpm
Maximum torque: 730 Nm at 2.610 rpm.
Driven Wheels: 2, Rear

Acceleration: 0-100 km/h 5.3 seconds
Top speed: 290 KM/H
Fuel Consumption: Highway travel: 9,4 l / 100 km
Combined: 13,2 l / 100 km
Advised fuel: Super RON98

Fuel capacity: 80 litres
Dry weight: 1604 kg
Max Payload: 500 Kg
Max Towing Capacity: 2000 Kg

Turning circle: 11.7 metres
Gearbox: VLT 6-speed TCG gearbox


GT 5.0 V10

Type: VLT 10-cilinder, cast aluminium, 4 valves per cylinder, double overhead camshafts.
Displacement: 5.981 cm3
Compression: 12.0:1

Direct fuel injection.

Power output: 535 PS at 7.910 rpm
Maximum torque: 550 Nm at 3.400 rpm.
Driven Wheels: 4

Acceleration: 0-100 km/h 4.7 seconds
Top speed: 328 KM/H
Fuel Consumption: Highway travel: 10,8 l / 100 km
Combined: 13,8 l / 100 km
Advised fuel: Super RON98

Fuel capacity: 80 litres
Dry weight: 1611 kg
Max Payload: 500 Kg
Max Towing Capacity: 2000 Kg

Turning circle: 11.7 metres
Gearbox: VLT 6-speed TCG gearbox



2.0 CD

Type: VLT 4-cilinder, cast aluminium, 4 valves per cylinder, Commonrail Technology
Displacement: 2.008 cm3
Compression: 17.8:1

Commonrail injection. Single Centrifugal supercharger (Antonov) with response system, 1.2 bar boost pressure

Power output: 178 PS at 4.300 rpm
Maximum torque: 350 Nm at 1.600 rpm.
Driven Wheels: 2, Rear

Acceleration: 0-100 km/h 9.1 seconds
Top speed: 214 KM/H
Fuel Consumption: Highway travel: 5,2 l / 100 km
Combined: 6,4 l / 100 km
Advised fuel: Diesel

Fuel capacity: 80 litres
Dry weight: 1541 kg
Max Payload: 500 Kg
Max Towing Capacity: 2000 Kg

Turning circle: 11.7 metres
Gearbox: VLT G6M 6-speed Manual Gearbox


3.0 CD

Type: VLT 6-cilinder, cast aluminium, 4 valves per cylinder, Commonrail Technology
Displacement: 3.001 cm3
Compression: 17.8:1

Commonrail injection. Single Centrifugal supercharger (Antonov) with response system, 1.2 bar boost pressure

Power output: 272 PS at 3.700 rpm
Maximum torque: 573 Nm at 2.000 rpm.
Driven Wheels: 4

Acceleration: 0-100 km/h 7.3 seconds
Top speed: 248 KM/H
Fuel Consumption: Highway travel: 6,6 l / 100 km
Combined: 7,2 l / 100 km
Advised fuel: Diesel

Fuel capacity: 70 litres
Dry weight: 1587 kg
Max Payload: 500 Kg
Max Towing Capacity: 2000 Kg

Turning circle: 11.7 metres
Gearbox: VLT G6M 6-speed Manual Gearbox


4.4 CD

Type: VLT 8-cilinder, cast aluminium, 4 valves per cylinder, Commonrail Technology
Displacement: 4.396 cm3
Compression: 18.2:1

Commonrail injection. Single Centrifugal supercharger (Antonov) with response system, 1.2 bar boost pressure

Power output: 411 PS at 4.600 rpm
Maximum torque: 750 Nm at 2.000 rpm.
Driven Wheels: 4

Acceleration: 0-100 km/h 6.5 seconds
Top speed: 271 KM/H
Fuel Consumption: Highway travel: 7,2 l / 100 km
Combined: 8,1 l / 100 km
Advised fuel: Diesel

Fuel capacity: 80 litres
Dry weight: 1641 kg
Max Payload: 500 Kg
Max Towing Capacity: 2000 Kg

Turning circle: 11.7 metres
Gearbox: VLT 6-speed TCG gearbox

STANDARD EQUIPMENT

Interior
Seat adjustment - front, electric with driver memory
Steering column adjustment, electric
Air Conditioning, automatic climate control with extended features
Armrest - front with storage compartment
Armrest - rear with cup holders and storage compartment
Car/Key memory functions
Courtesy lights, front and rear with soft on/off dimming
Cup holders front and rear
Electric windows - front and rear
Floor mats
Glove compartment, illuminated, coolable and lockable
Anthracite headlining
Interior lights package
Luggage compartment release button in driver's A-pillar
Power sockets, twin 12V in rear of centre console
Reading lights, front and rear
Rear-view mirror, automatically dimming
Roof aerial in shark-fin design
Start/Stop button
Sun visors with illuminated vanity mirrors
Multi-function leather steering wheel
Upholstery – leather/alcantara
Space-Saving spare wheel
Active seat backrest width adjustment
Active seat ventilation, front
Lumbar support, driver and front passenger
Seat heating, front
Seat heating, rear
Soft Close Automatic for doors
Sun Protection glazing
Climate comfort laminated glass
Graduated tinted windscreen
Rear-view and folding exterior mirrors, automatically dimming
Sunblind - rear windscreen, electric adjustment and rear side windows, electric
Through-loading system including ski-bag

Exterior
19" light alloy wheels
Aluminium brake callipers at the front and rear
Aluminium integral rear axle
Disc brakes at the front and rear, inner-vented
Double joint spring-strut front axle
Foglights front and rear
Complete front-end made from lightweight aluminium including bonnet and front wings
All round anti-corrosion system with partial hot galvanising, phosphate treatment and cathodic dip paintwork, preservation of hollow cavities, underfloor protection
Exhaust tailpipes - twin, chrome
Exterior mirrors, heated, electric adjustment, body-coloured
Exterior parts in body colour, including bumpers, side sills and door handles
Indicator lenses, clear
Luggage compartment lid with remote key opening
entry sill trims, Chrome
Windscreen washer jets, heated
Metallic paintwork
Universal Remote Control
Visibility Package - Headlight wash and Xenon headlights
Towbar with removable ball head

Safety
Run-flat tyres
Adaptive Power steering
Airbags - Advanced Head Protection System (AHPS) front to rear head airbags
Airbags, driver and front passenger
Airbags, driver and front passenger side
Alarm System (Class 4)
Anti-lock Braking System (ABS)
Brake Drying
Brake Fade Compensation
Brake Force Display
Brake Pre-tensioning
Child locking system, rear doors
Control check warning system
Crash sensor activating central locking release, hazard warning lights, fuel cut-off and interior lighting
Advanced Dynamic Electronic Safety Programme (ADESP)
Electronic Brake-force Distribution (EBD)
Electronic immobiliser
First Aid kit and warning triangle
Headlight range control, electrical
Hill-Start Assistant
Impact-Depending Airbag System, driver and front passenger
Lane Departure Warning System
Park Distance Control (PDC) front and rear
Passenger seat occupancy sensor, front
Rain Sensor with automatic headlight activation
Safety body - Deformation zones front and rear, door reinforcements
Seat belts - Three with inertia reel, rear
Seat belts with inertia reels at the front with pyrotechnical belt latch tensioner, adaptive belt force limiter and belt restrainer
Side impact protection
Soft Stop
Tyre Puncture Warning System
Child seat ISOFIX attachments, front
Child seat ISOFIX attachments, rear
Active steering
Airbags, rear side
High-beam assistant
VLT On Call Support

Multimedia
Auxilary input point for auxilary playing devices
Control Display with 6.5 inch colour display screen
On-Board Computer
Bose Advanced Sound system, with 12-CD changer
Bluetooth telephone preparation with telematics
DAB digital radio
TV function
USB/audio interface
Voice Control, extended


Options

Active seat support function, front$1000
Head-up display (HUD)$400
Night Vision$1300
Radar-guided Adaptive Cruise Control$1200
Active cornering stabilisation system$600
Sunroof with sliding and tilt function, electric adjustment$900
Solar cells in sunroof, Auxiliary Power (only in combination with sunroof)$200
Full leather upholstery$1100
Sports seats, front$510
Adaptive cornering headlights$1500
Sports suspension$200
Rear-seat entertainment system with 8.8 inch monitors in the back of the front headrests$1900
6-speed TCG automatic gearboxNo-cost option
GT Sports Aerodynamic package incl. Sports Suspension, sport seats, GT bodywork, carbon interior finish (standard on GT) $3100
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Postby Van Luxemburg » Fri Mar 11, 2011 5:23 am

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VLT has launched the new flagship of the regular range, the L7, an offering which has previously conquered the world as the most important and trendsetting car in its segment. As is tradition, the new redefining model comes packed with a lot of new technology and VLT’s revolutionary TCi and TCG technologies. Almost entirely constructed out of aluminium, the new L7 is up to 25% lighter compared to its predecessor, which was already one of the lighter F-segment models on the market at introduction. The onboard entertainment electronics have been entirely redeveloped and redefine what is possible, while new assistance systems add even more safety and comfort to the VLT driving experience

Design

The new L7 builds on the sleek shapes of its predecessor, with a low, swooping roofline that gives the vehicle a dynamic appearance unrivalled in the market today. The sleek design fits in with other models in the VLT range, and offers a familiar, yet surprising, sight for the spectator. The silhouette is one of coupé-like beauty, and its looks represent the modern technology used to build the L7.

The new addition to the range is 5109 mm long, has a wheelbase stretching 2981mm, and a width of 1920mm. Due to the coupé-like line of the car, the L7 has a height of 1450mm. Nevertheless, the size of the car ensures that the driver and his passengers have no shortage of interior space, especially considering the fact that the new L7 is larger than the old model.

Keeping in line with modern expectations, the L7 comes equipped with a combination of LED and neon lighting, a first on a VLT model. The rear lights have been arranged in a circular fashion, and are built out of neon (low-pressure gas discharge) lamps, which have a response time significantly shorter than that of regular bulbs, increasing road safety. Furthermore, a neon tube typically lasts for about 2,000 hours, or 800,000 braking operations on average, which means a neon tube will most likely not need to be replaced within the car’s life. The front and side indicators also make use of neon technology, meaning they are perfectly concealed until engaged. The reversing lights, but also the entire front headlight unit makes use of innovative LED technology, creating a longer service life and a superior visibility, for both the driver and other motorists. The VLT L7 is thus the first VLT to have completely abandoned the use of bulbs for exterior lighting applications.

The L7 is constructed out of an aluminium monocoque, which is welded using laser-hybrid technology in one of the most modern chassis factories in the world, ensuring a high quality weld in a closely-guarded environment. The use of aluminium reduces the risk of corrosion and decreases the weight of the L7, making it one of the lightest F-segment cars on the market today, at 1710 kilograms for the entry model. Furthermore, the use of advanced plastic composites in the roof, while retaining key strength, has reduced the center of gravity and ensured better handling.

Interior

The interior of the L7 is light, spacious and made of new, high quality and environmentally friendly materials. The dashboard is ergonomic, providing a instrument panel with digitalized instruments and meters, which offer various customization options for the customer. The centerpiece of the dashboard is a 9 inch widescreen multipurpose multi-touch screen, which is used for the operation of all auxiliary vehicle functions, as well as all navigation settings and the entertainment center. This beating heart of the L7’s infotainment system is connected to the instrument panel and Head-up display (which can both display navigation instructions), the rear seat entertainment system (optional, two 8-inch multi-touch screen monitors mounted in the back of the front seats), and the advanced audio system, developed in conjunction with Walter Technologie.

The newly developed hemp-based synthetic materials used for all synthetic materials in the interior are biodegradable, soft-touch and very environmentally friendly in both production and disposal. No toxic materials were used in the production of the interior materials and through the cultivation of hemp in less developed areas around the world, VLT supports local farmers by paying fair prices for their products. On top of the synthetic materials used in the interior, VLT has invested extensively in the quality of natural materials – The leather used on the steering wheel, gear selector level, seats , dashboard and doors is of much improved quality, and meticulously inspected for defects before being used to fabricate the interior leather, whereas the fabric used to upholster the boot, the footwells and door pockets is made out of lambswool which was harvested from lambs that grew up on selected ecological farms throughout Van Luxemburg and select parts of Maredoratica. The Alcantara headliner was produced at a purpose-built VLT facility with the help of the University of Esch-sur-Alzette. It has additional durability properties and is easier to clean than contemporary types of Alcantara.

A mood lighting setting ensures that the interior adapts to the current feelings of the passengers, and can display a variety of colours from the carefully concealed ambient LED lighting. From a Mediterranean warm interior colour to an Arctic cold tint, the L7 can provide the right mood in its interior. A number of preset choices is offered, but the passengers can also select their own colour using the infotainment system. At day, light floods in through the sizeable windows, but also the large panorama roof, which can be made opaque through the electrochromatic glass in the panorama roof – blocking out the sun but not the natural light. An electrically operated sunblind can also be extended across the entire length of the panorama roof to block out any light from the roof.

Extra attention was dedicated to the comfort of the L7’s rear passengers. As the new model is longer than the previous generation, all additional space was dedicated to the rear seat, where two passengers can reside in luxury. An extra third passenger can sit in the middle, making the L7 suitable for 1 driver and 4 passengers. All passengers and the driver can enjoy heated and ventilated seats, all fully electric.

Engines

The VLT L7 now joins the rest of the VLT model range in offering the firm’s proprietary TCi technology, the greenest and most powerful petrol engines to ever feature in a VLT, with an entry-level 2 litre engine developing 280 horsepower, up to a 3.8-litre TCi-8 engine with 508 horsepower. More innovative developments have been included in the engine’s technology: it has a Stationary Shutdown System (3S), that automatically turns off the engine when standing at, for example, a red light. The engine starts again when pressure is applied on the accelerator pedal. Next to this, it has variable valve timing and a variable compression. This means that the engine can run at extremely high, Diesel-like efficiency levels, while still delivering maximum power to the driver. To increase power from a smaller displacement, a turbocharger and a supercharger were used to work together: the supercharger will mainly operate at low speeds to deliver horsepower and torque, and the turbocharger will take over above 2,500 rpm. If necessary, both can be used to force air into the engine when maximum power is required, for example during acceleration or on high (200+) Autobahn speeds. Furthermore, it is relatively easy to increase the engine’s power by a CPU modification, due to the use of turbo- and superchargers.

Further available engines are a 2.7-litre TCi-6 engine with 340 horsepower and a 3.0 TCi-6 engine with a maximum power output of 400 horsepower. A 3.5 TCi-8 engine, developing 460 horsepower, fills the gap between the TCi-6 engines and the most powerful ‘conventional’ L7, the 3.8 TCi-8 with 508 horsepower. As for diesel power, the L7 has a new, twin-turbo 3.0 CD engine with 306 horsepower, as well as an updated 4.0 CD engine with 420 horsepower, making it the most powerful VLT diesel engine currently on offer.

The new CD engine technology revolves around a sequential twin-turbocharger, which eliminates turbo lag and can create a very high specific power output per litre. A smaller turbocharger is used at low RPM, as it can spool up to maximum pressure easier, which is particularly useful at low RPM, when the exhaust gases usually are not substantial enough to power a larger turbocharger. Higher in the RPM range, the small turbocharger will start to prepare the larger turbocharger, and at 3000 rpm, the large turbocharger will step in to take over from the smaller turbocharger, the latter being unable to provide enough pressure at higher RPM’s. To attain maximum power output, both turbochargers will cooperate to create the highest power output possible.
An L7 engineered by VLT’s GT division will be launched at a later date, redefining the performance F-segment.

Transmission

Unlike the previous generation L7’s, the current L7 will only be available with a 8-speed TCG gearbox, a newly developed version of the Twin-Clutch Gearbox family which can cope with the increase in torque and horsepower from the TCi-4 engines offered in models such as the L5. The two additional gears (in comparison to the 6-speed TCG gearbox) mean that the L7 is also an incredibly efficient vehicle, and is very capable of so-called gliding and crawling, useful for official use.

The Twin-Clutch Gearbox (TCG) makes use of two clutches instead of one. This allows the system to shift within 6 milliseconds, since it ‘lines up’ the next gear before shifting, making use of the second clutch. If necessary, the system can also be configured to work in automatic mode by a simple press of a button. Paddles behind the steering wheel allow the driver to switch gears manually.

Chassis and Technology

The chassis of the L7 is integrated in the aluminium monocoque and all L7’s are equipped with rear-wheel drive as standard. An option is the Véier four-wheel drive system, which is a descendant of the Dynamic Terrain Response System delivered on VLT’s X models. It can sense the amount of traction necessary for each wheel, and can independently distribute power to all four wheels if necessary in a situation in which a loss of traction is detected. The power is normally distributed to the rear wheels in normal situation, but in extreme situations, the Véier system can distribute up to 80% of power to the front wheels.
The L7 is equipped with a semi-active air suspension system, which is connected to magneto-rheological dampers, making the driving experience highly communicative and both sporty and comfortable to drive, depending on the settings. In comparison to the previous L7, the new model has a more rigid and stiff body, making for a better handling and increased safety.

Safety and innovation

As is usual for VLT when a new L7 is launched, the new model comes equipped with the newest developments in safety, assistance and performance. Several features are outlined below.

Urbansafe

The L7 comes equipped with a set of one main (windscreen-mounted) laser-based radar (LIDAR), and three auxiliary laser radars, with one on each side on the vehicle and one covering the rear side of the vehicle. Together, they provide 360 degree coverage of the vehicle surroundings, and actively detect possible threats. In the case of the main laser radar, the system has the ability to go into an emergency braking procedure after the driver has been given a pre-warning of a potential accident. If the driver is unable to respond to the pre-warning by applying the brakes or steering away from the threat, the Urbansafe system will automatically act by braking by itself. Should Urbansafe detect an incoming threat from any of the three auxiliary laser radar systems, the system will act by giving the driver a visible and audible warning, including the direction where the threat came from, to allow the driver to act. In all cases, the L7 will automatically prepare the brakes, stability programme and anti-lock braking systems for an emergency braking manoeuvre, but will also prime the airbags, seat belts and close windows, depending on the severity of the situation. The automatic braking system can be activated at speeds between 3 and 50 km/h, whereas the threat detection system is active at any given time, and will also prepare the safety systems at any speed.

Radar-guided cruise control

Radarspeed is VLT’s radar-guided cruise control system, able to bring the car to a full stop and capable of maintaining speeds between 3 and 250 km/h. The center of the Radarspeed system is a grill-mounted radar system, that can detect vehicles in front. It is used in conjunction with the cruise control system, using a preset distance (in seconds or metres), and a preset speed. If a (slower) vehicle is in front of the car, Radarspeed will automatically detect it and follow at the specified distance. Should the vehicle in front disappear, the system will automatically speed up to the specified speed. The radar system of Radarspeed works in cooperation with Urbansafe’s threat detection systems to be able to see more threats. A unique ability of the system is that it is able to come to a complete halt, all by itself, if the vehicle (or object) in front is stationary. Due to the ability of the radar-based system, in combination with the LIDAR system, to look far ahead, it can bring the vehicle to a safe standstill, even from higher speeds.

Active stabilisers

The suspension of the L7 can be equipped with active stabilisers, which can keep the car more stable, using dampers with magneto-rheological fluid. This influences the cornering speed, but also the stability of the vehicle at higher speeds. Due to the ability of the active stabilisers to set the stiffness of the suspension, it is connected to the driving settings button in the car’s interior, which can be set to a variety of settings, ranging from ‘Sport Plus’ to ‘Comfort Plus’ or ‘All-Weather’. These settings not only affect the stabilisers, but also the steering, throttle response, transmission, braking and leniency of the onboard safety systems.

Adaptive cornering lights with high beam assistant

Complementing the all-LED headlights are the adaptive cornering lights, which illuminate corners extra through a movable lighting arrangement. They are activated up until speeds of 80 km/h, either by activating the indicator or by steering at least 10 degrees left or right. In addition, a light-sensitive camera in the windscreen monitors the road ahead while the lights are one, and will automatically switch between high beams and low beams, depending on the detection of other cars or streetlights. The system can choose between various combinations of high beam and low beam as well, allowing the driver to have as much visibility as possible, whilst not hindering other drivers.

Other options

Other options on the VLT L7 are the head-up display, a full-colour system that projects essential driving information (Speed, RPM, navigation instructions, speed limit info and head-up display) onto the windshield, allowing the driver to keep his eyes on the road. Included with the L7 is also a night vision system (projected on the HUD), which has the added feature of being able to recognise persons in the dark. Furthermore, a camera keeps track of the roadside signs, with the capability of automatically recognising the speed limit signs, which are then displayed on the HUD or on the instrument panel, depending on the driver’s preferences. The L7 also has a system capable of monitoring the blind spots of the car, and will notify the driver if a vehicle is located in his blind spot by a LED light near the mirror. If the driver indicates regardless, an audible warning will be given.

To prevent the driver from nodding off on longer journeys, a camera continuously monitors the driver himself, and will warn the driver once his attention decreases, mostly in the case of microsleep, a short period of up to 30 seconds in which the driver falls asleep. A loud audible warning will wake the driver up and advise him to seek a safe place to rest. This system is marketed as Intelligent Driver Monitoring (IDM) and is standard on all L7's.

Lane departure warning is also standard on all L7’s. Two infrared sensors on either edge of the car’s front monitor the lines on the road. They are assisted by a windshield-mounted camera which can look ahead and see if the car is straying into another lane. If the system detects that the vehicle is moving into another lane without signalling, the car will give a visual and audible warning, before applying a gentle torque to the steering wheel to steer the car back to the original lane. The system is however highly predictive and uses inputs from the steering wheel, the throttle and brake pedal as well as the various possible driving settings – the Lane Departure Warning system can thus ignore inputs when the driver is straying over the lines in case of sports driving.

Additionally, the L7 can be equipped with a mobile WLAN and DVB-T receiver station, making it possible to create a mobile office in the L7, as long as the locality supports at least 3G and DVB-T coverage. Not only will the passengers be able to connect their own laptops or smartphones to the car, the driver can also connect the infotainment system to the internet, making it possible to find the destinations he is looking for with just the touch of a button.

The L7, available with the newest and best technology on the market, is available from the beginning of the second quarter of 2011.


2.0 TCi 280$78,021
2.7 TCi-6 $80,121
3.0 TCi-6 $84,359
3.5 TCi-8 $89,800
3.8 TCi-8 $101,900
3.0 CD $86,312
4.0 CD $98,900



2.0 TCi

Type: VLT 4-cilinder, cast aluminium, 4 valves per cylinder, double overhead camshafts, variable timing.
Displacement: 2001 cm3
Compression: variable (8:1-16:1)

direct fuel injection. Turbocharger + Supercharger

Power output: 280 PS at 6.000 rpm
Maximum torque: 430 Nm at 1.810 rpm.
Driven Wheels: 2, Rear

Acceleration: 0-100 km/h 6.4 seconds
Top speed: 256 KM/H
Fuel Consumption: Highway travel: 6,6 l / 100 km
Combined: 8,9 l / 100 km
Advised fuel: Super RON98

Fuel capacity: 80 litres
Dry weight: 1710 kg
Max Payload: 700 Kg
Max Towing Capacity: 2000 Kg

Turning circle: 12.1 metres
Gearbox: VLT 8-speed TCG gearbox

2.7 TCi-6 340

Type: VLT 6-cilinder, cast aluminium, 5 valves per cylinder, double overhead camshafts
Displacement: 2705 cm3
Compression: Variable, 8:1-16:1

Direct fuel injection. Two VLT variable geometry turbochargers.

Power output: 340 PS at 6.800 rpm
Maximum torque: 450 Nm at 2.200 rpm.
Driven Wheels: 2, Rear

Acceleration: 0-100 km/h 5.8 seconds
Top speed: 265 KM/H
Fuel Consumption: Highway travel: 6,8 l / 100 km
Combined: 9,2 l / 100 km
Advised fuel: Super RON98

Fuel capacity: 80 litres
Dry weight: 1750 kg
Max Payload: 700 Kg
Max Towing Capacity: 2000 Kg

Turning circle: 12.1 metres
Gearbox: VLT 8-speed TCG gearbox


3.0 TCi-6

Type: VLT 6-cilinder, cast aluminium, 5 valves per cylinder, double overhead camshafts.
Displacement: 3.044 cm3
Compression: Variable, 8:1-16:1

Direct fuel injection. Two VLT variable geometry turbochargers.

Power output: 400 PS at 6.700 rpm
Maximum torque: 530 Nm at 2.600 rpm.
Driven Wheels: 2, Rear

Acceleration: 0-100 km/h 5.4 seconds
Top speed: 276 KM/H
Fuel Consumption: Highway travel: 7,0 l / 100 km
Combined: 9,3 l / 100 km
Advised fuel: Super RON98 or higher

Fuel capacity: 80 litres
Dry weight: 1770 kg
Max Payload: 700 Kg
Max Towing Capacity: 2000 Kg

Turning circle: 12.1 metres
Gearbox: VLT 8-speed TCG Gearbox


3.5 TCi-8

Type: VLT 8-cilinder, cast aluminium, 5 valves per cylinder, double overhead camshafts
Displacement: 3508 cm3
Compression: Variable, 8:1-16:1

Direct fuel injection. Two VLT variable geometry turbochargers.

Power output: 460 PS at 7.100 rpm
Maximum torque: 630 Nm at 2.610 rpm.
Driven Wheels: 2, Rear

Acceleration: 0-100 km/h 4.9 seconds
Top speed: 290 KM/H
Fuel Consumption: Highway travel: 7,1 l / 100 km
Combined: 9,8 l / 100 km
Advised fuel: Super RON98

Fuel capacity: 80 litres
Dry weight: 1810 kg
Max Payload: 700 Kg
Max Towing Capacity: 2000 Kg

Turning circle: 12.1 metres
Gearbox: VLT 8-speed TCG gearbox


3.8 TCi-8

Type: VLT 8-cilinder, cast aluminium, 5 valves per cylinder, double overhead camshafts
Displacement: 3810 cm3
Compression: Variable, 8:1-16:1

Direct fuel injection. Two VLT variable geometry turbochargers.

Power output: 508 PS at 6.900 rpm
Maximum torque: 670 Nm at 2.610 rpm.
Driven Wheels: 2, Rear

Acceleration: 0-100 km/h 4.6 seconds
Top speed: 290 KM/H
Fuel Consumption: Highway travel: 7,5 l / 100 km
Combined: 10,3 l / 100 km
Advised fuel: Super RON98

Fuel capacity: 80 litres
Dry weight: 1820 kg
Max Payload: 700 Kg
Max Towing Capacity: 2000 Kg

Turning circle: 12.1 metres
Gearbox: VLT 8-speed TCG gearbox


3.0 CD

Type: VLT 6-cilinder, cast aluminium, 4 valves per cylinder, Commonrail Technology
Displacement: 3.001 cm3
Compression: 17.8:1

Commonrail injection. Sequential twin-turbo (VLT).

Power output: 306 PS at 3.700 rpm
Maximum torque: 690 Nm at 1.900 rpm.
Driven Wheels: 2, Rear

Acceleration: 0-100 km/h 6.6 seconds
Top speed: 261 KM/H
Fuel Consumption: Highway travel: 5,6 l / 100 km
Combined: 6,6 l / 100 km
Advised fuel: Diesel

Fuel capacity: 80 litres
Dry weight: 1760 kg
Max Payload: 700 Kg
Max Towing Capacity: 2000 Kg

Turning circle: 12.1 metres
Gearbox: VLT 8-speed TCG Gearbox


4.0 CD

Type: VLT 8-cilinder, cast aluminium, 4 valves per cylinder, Commonrail Technology
Displacement: 4.021 cm3
Compression: 18.2:1

Commonrail injection. Sequential twin-turbo (VLT).

Power output: 420 PS at 3.900 rpm
Maximum torque: 810 Nm at 1.710 rpm.
Driven Wheels: 2, Rear

Acceleration: 0-100 km/h 5.3 seconds
Top speed: 278 KM/H
Fuel Consumption: Highway travel: 5,9 l / 100 km
Combined: 6,9 l / 100 km
Advised fuel: Diesel

Fuel capacity: 80 litres
Dry weight: 1820 kg
Max Payload: 700 Kg
Max Towing Capacity: 2000 Kg

Turning circle: 12.1 metres
Gearbox: VLT 8-speed TCG Gearbox


STANDARD EQUIPMENT
Exterior
Adaptive air suspension
Automatic bootlid operation
Electrically operated door mirrors, folding, automatically dimming, with memory
Heated windscreen washer jets
Illuminated door handles
Keyless entry
Parking camera system, 360 degree coverage
Soft-close doors
Interior
Alcantara headlining
Ambient lighting, including footwell lighting
Armrest on both front seats, foldable armrest on back seat
Battery in luggage compartment, front jump start facility
Cooled glove box
Climate Control, fully automatic, four climate zones, with auxiliary power for pre-cooling or pre-heating
Eco-friendly synthetic materials
Front and rear electric windows, with one touch opening/closing and anti-trap security
Laminated double glass with added UV protection
A-grade Leather upholstery, including dashboard, steering wheel and gear lever
Inlays in Piano Black
Lambswool floor mats and carpets
Panorama sunroof, with electrochromatic glass and electrically operated sunblind
Leather steering wheel with multifunctional controls
Automatically-dimming rear view mirrors
Electrically adjustable steering wheel column, rake and reach, with memory
Electrically operated sunblinds, rear side windows and rear windscreen
Analogue clock
Electrically adjustable seats (12-way), with memory, heated and ventilated
Safety and technology
Speed-sensitive electromechanical power steering
Toolkit, First-aid kit, warning triangle
ISOFIX child mounting, front passenger seat and two rear seats.
Car alarm with immobilizer and GPS tracking
Park distance control, front and rear, visual assistance
Full LED headlights
Light and rain sensors
Collision detection and prevention system
Urbansafe (see description)
Automatic headlight adjustment
Adaptive cruise control (Radarspeed)
Headlight washers
Neon-based rear lights and indicators
Brake force display in rear lights
Advanced Dynamic Electronic Safety Programme (ADESP)
Electronic Brake-force Distribution (EBD)
Control check warning system
Crash sensor activating central locking release, hazard warning lights, fuel cut-off and interior lighting
Electromechanical parking brake
Brake energy regeneration
Foglights, front and rear
Follow-me-home headlight function
Adaptive cornering lights with high beam assistant
Lane departure warning system
Tyre punction warning system, including tyre pressure measuring system
Speed limit display
Blind Spot Monitoring
Intelligent Driver Monitoring
Infotainment
Auxiliary input for playing devices
Bluetooth phone connection system
Walter Technologie radio with 6-CD/DVD changer and 120 GB hard-drive capacity
9 inch touchscreen infotainment center with navigation system
DAB digital radio
Board computer
Voice Control


Options

Head-up display (HUD) with night vision and speed limit recognition$500
Active stabilisers$1600
Solar cells in sunroof, Auxiliary Power$200
Sports upholstery, Alcantara/leather combination$1100
Sports seats, front$510
Extended leather package$1500
WLAN/DVB-T Receiver station$1200
Rear-seat entertainment system with 8.8 inch monitors in the back of the front headrests$1900
Véier four-wheel drive system$1200
GT Sports Aerodynamic package incl. Sports Suspension, sport seats, GT bodywork, carbon interior finish (standard on GT) $3100
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L7X

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Responding to demands from certain markets, VLT has launched the L7X, a luxurious large SUV with considerable offroad capacity, whilst remaining true to the core values of VLT: sportiveness and affordability. The new model comes packed with technology that was introduced on the new L7, and adds several new features of its own.

Platform

The L7X is built on an entirely new platform, which was engineered with the goal of combining onroad drivability with offroad capabilities. The chassis of the L7X is integrated in the aluminium monocoque, and it features full-time four-wheel drive as standard on all models, with the engine being positioned just behind the front wheels for better weight distribution. All VLT L7X models are equipped with semi-active air suspension and magneto-rheological dampers, allowing variable ride heights as well as a perfectly smooth ride on every type of pavement.

The platform allows for engines to be placed lengthwise, connected to either an automatic or manual transmission, both with a transfer case for high and low gearing. With a length of 4900mm, a width of 1950mm, a height of 1710mm (lowest setting) and a wheelbase of 2860mm the vehicle is one of the largest civilian VLT models to date. The L7X is equipped with two fuel tanks of 50 litres each, which have been placed at either side of the vehicle for weight distribution reasons. The fuel tanks are however connected, requiring only one fuel filler cap.

Design

The design of the L7X is to-the-point and imposing, as a large 4x4 should be. Every part of the nearly 5-metre long SUV has been designed with quality but also offroad performance in mind, and the increased ride height testify its capabilities.

Keeping in line with modern expectations, the L7X comes equipped with a combination of LED and neon lighting, following the design introduced on the L7. The rear lights have been arranged in a square, and are built out of neon (low-pressure gas discharge) lamps, which have a response time significantly shorter than that of regular bulbs, increasing road safety. Furthermore, a neon tube typically lasts for about 2,000 hours, or 800,000 braking operations on average, which means a neon tube will most likely not need to be replaced within the car’s life. The front and side indicators also make use of neon technology, meaning they are perfectly concealed until engaged. The reversing lights, but also the entire front headlight unit makes use of innovative LED technology, creating a longer service life and a superior visibility, for both the driver and other motorists. The VLT L7X has thus completely abandoned the use of bulbs for exterior lighting applications.

The L7X is constructed out of an aluminium monocoque, which is welded using laser-hybrid technology in one of the most modern chassis factories in the world, ensuring a high quality weld in a closely-guarded environment. The use of aluminium reduces the risk of corrosion and decreases the weight of the L7X, making it all the more agile, reducing roll but also reducing ground pressure. Furthermore, the use of advanced plastic composites in the roof, while retaining key strength, has reduced the center of gravity and ensured better handling. More strengthening beams have been located in the roof, in order to maintain the integrity of the monocoque in case the vehicle rolls over.

Drive system and offroad capabilities

The power is distributed to the wheels via either a 7-speed VLT TCG transmission or a 6-speed VLT manual transmission. Both types have been modified specifically for the L7X, being offered with a transfer case for high and low gearing (low gearing with a reduction gear ratio of 2.7:1). For further offroad capabilities, the vehicle has been equipped with a central self-locking differential, as well as a rear differential lock, capable of creating a rigid connection (or any reduced form thereof) between the rear wheels. Both are automatically controlled through the onboard computer system that was based off the Dynamic Terrain Response System (DTRS) offered on the L5X, and has now been modified to control the more advanced offroad drive system for the L7X. The driver has the option of engaging the low-range gears either automatically or manually through the DTRS system if speeds are below 50 km/h, which will also reconfigure the suspension and raise it to the offroad height of 300mm above ground if necessary, whilst the ESP, ABS and ABD are reconfigured to provide extra traction wherever possible. This off-road setting can be engaged by the driver or when the DTRS detects signs of offroad driving (such as a loss of traction at low speeds, significant climbing or descending). In addition, the DTRS system has several pre-set modes that allow it to take into account different types of soil, such as mud, sand or ice. Due to the positioning of the air intake and various other cooling intakes, as well as special sealed bodywork and chassis parts, the L7X has a water fording capability of roughly 600mm, which can be further increased by utilizing the optional elevated air intake, for which there are mounting points near the windscreen and roof.

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The DTRS option buttons.


In order to provide extra stability whilst on paved roads, the L7X comes equipped with active anti-roll bars that are supposed to stabilize the vehicle and prevent rolling motions whilst driving. These can be deactivated by the DTRS systems at speeds below 50 km/h in order to provide extra terrain capabilities. For further driveability, the car has a semi-active air suspension that can be lowered for extra stability (whilst also simplifying loading or unloading), and can counteract roll by itself on a limited basis. The dampers, meanwhile, make use of magneto-rheological fluid which can be softened or hardened depending on the preferences or behavior of the driver. These preferences can be set using the driving dynamics system, allowing for four settings: Sport, Normal, Comfort and All-weather. The system will modify not only the dampers, but also the relevant electronic aids, power steering, engine characteristics, gearbox behavior, DTRS and the suspension.

Engines

The VLT L7X will be equipped with engines that were also introduced on the L7, among which the 2.7 TCi-6 engines with 340 horsepower, the 3.0 TCi-6 with 400 horsepower and the 3.5 TCi-8 with 460 horsepower, as well as two diesel engines, being the 3.0 CD and 4.0 CD, with 306 and 420 horsepower, respectively.
Innovative developments have been included in the petrol engine’s technology: it has a Stationary Shutdown System (3S), that automatically turns off the engine when standing at, for example, a red light. The engine starts again when pressure is applied on the accelerator pedal. Next to this, it has variable valve timing and a variable compression. This means that the engine can run at extremely high, Diesel-like efficiency levels, while still delivering maximum power to the driver. To increase power from a smaller displacement, a turbocharger and a supercharger were used to work together: the supercharger will mainly operate at low speeds to deliver horsepower and torque, and the turbocharger will take over above 2,500 rpm. If necessary, both can be used to force air into the engine when maximum power is required, for example during acceleration or on high (200+) Autobahn speeds. Furthermore, it is relatively easy to increase the engine’s power by a CPU modification, due to the use of turbo- and superchargers.

The new CD engine technology revolves around a sequential twin-turbocharger, which eliminates turbo lag and can create a very high specific power output per litre. A smaller turbocharger is used at low RPM, as it can spool up to maximum pressure easier, which is particularly useful at low RPM, when the exhaust gases usually are not substantial enough to power a larger turbocharger. Higher in the RPM range, the small turbocharger will start to prepare the larger turbocharger, and at 3000 rpm, the large turbocharger will step in to take over from the smaller turbocharger, the latter being unable to provide enough pressure at higher RPM’s. To attain maximum power output, both turbochargers will cooperate to create the highest power output possible.

Transmission

For the L7X, VLT decided not to make use of the 8-speed TCG gearbox as offered on the L7, but rather developed a ruggedized version of the 7-speed TCG that was able to cope with difficult terrain and could be used in cooperation with a transfer case for low gearing. In addition, the L7X is offered with a 6-speed manual gearbox as an option, mainly for those who need more control over their offroad driving. As with the TCG gearbox, the 6-speed manual is connected to a transfer case which also offers low gearing, connected to the DTRS system which can switch between high and low gearing automatically or manually.

Interior

The interior of the L7X is luxurious, in line with the expectations one may have about VLT. It was based off the interior appearance of the L7 and designed to be ecologically sound, to have a luxurious feel and to be durable. In order to meet these high expectations, the dashboard was upholstered in leather, behind which isolation materials were placed on the steel base of the dashboard, which will provide structural integrity. The centerpiece of the dashboard is a 10 inch widescreen multipurpose multi-touch screen, which is used for the operation of all auxiliary vehicle functions, as well as all navigation settings and the entertainment center. This beating heart of the L7X’s infotainment system is connected to the instrument panel and Head-up display (which can both display navigation instructions), the rear seat entertainment system (optional, two 10-inch multi-touch screen monitors mounted in the back of the front seats), and the advanced audio system, developed in conjunction with Walter Technologie.
The newly developed hemp-based synthetic materials used for all synthetic materials in the interior are biodegradable, soft-touch and very environmentally friendly in both production and disposal. No toxic materials were used in the production of the interior materials and through the cultivation of hemp in less developed areas around the world, VLT supports local farmers by paying fair prices for their products. On top of the synthetic materials used in the interior, VLT has invested extensively in the quality of natural materials – The leather used on the steering wheel, gear selector level, seats , dashboard and doors is of much improved quality, and meticulously inspected for defects before being used to fabricate the interior leather, whereas the fabric used to upholster the boot, the footwells and door pockets is made out of a new type of fibre that, whilst offering a luxurious feel, can be cleaned easily and is therefore more suitable for an SUV. Optionally, the carpets in both the passenger compartment and in the boot can be ordered in rubber, for easier cleaning. The Alcantara headliner was produced at a purpose-built VLT facility with the help of the University of Esch-sur-Alzette. It has additional durability properties and is easier to clean than contemporary types of Alcantara.

A mood lighting setting ensures that the interior adapts to the current feelings of the passengers, and can display a variety of colours from the carefully concealed ambient LED lighting. From a Mediterranean warm interior colour to an Arctic cold tint, the L7X can provide the right mood in its interior. A number of preset choices is offered, but the passengers can also select their own colour using the infotainment system. At day, light floods in through the sizeable windows, but also the large panorama roof, which can be made opaque through the electrochromatic glass in the panorama roof – blocking out the sun but not the natural light. An electrically operated sunblind can also be extended across the entire length of the panorama roof to block out any light from the roof.

Extra attention was dedicated to the comfort of the L7X’s rear passengers. As standard, the L7X has space for five passengers, which sit in spacious individual seats. Also, the model is equipped with two extra seats in the luggage area, which fold down into the floor and can be used as a temporary seating solution. Customers however do have the possibility of exchanging these seats for full-sized seats on the third row, or eliminating the seats all together. On the second row, the passengers are treated with heated and ventilated seats, a remote climate control menu, allowing them to set their individual microclimate, and a rear seat entertainment system with two 10 inch multi-touch screens integrated in the back of the seats. The pull-down table can be deployed in two ways, one of which turns it into a keyboard that allows the operation of the onboard PC, which is suitable for office work and internet use (a mobile Wi-Fi hotspot using 3G technology is standard on the L7X), but can also be used as a game console or DVD player.

Safety and innovation
The VLT L7X makes use of various innovations originally introduced on the L7.

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A winch is easily installed on the L7X with optional offroad package.


Urbansafe

The L7X comes equipped with a set of one main (windscreen-mounted) laser-based radar (LIDAR), and three auxiliary laser radars, with one on each side on the vehicle and one covering the rear side of the vehicle. Together, they provide 360 degree coverage of the vehicle surroundings, and actively detect possible threats. In the case of the main laser radar, the system has the ability to go into an emergency braking procedure after the driver has been given a pre-warning of a potential accident. If the driver is unable to respond to the pre-warning by applying the brakes or steering away from the threat, the Urbansafe system will automatically act by braking by itself. Should Urbansafe detect an incoming threat from any of the three auxiliary laser radar systems, the system will act by giving the driver a visible and audible warning, including the direction where the threat came from, to allow the driver to act. In all cases, the L7X will automatically prepare the brakes, stability programme and anti-lock braking systems for an emergency braking manoeuvre, but will also prime the airbags, seat belts and close windows, depending on the severity of the situation. The automatic braking system can be activated at speeds between 3 and 50 km/h, whereas the threat detection system is active at any given time, and will also prepare the safety systems at any speed. In the case of the DTRS being activated for off-road driving, Urbansafe is deactivated for reasons of safety and offroad performance. Activation of Urbansafe during off-road driving is at the driver’s own risk.

Radar-guided cruise control

Radarspeed is VLT’s radar-guided cruise control system, able to bring the car to a full stop and capable of maintaining speeds between 3 and 250 km/h. The center of the Radarspeed system is a grill-mounted radar system, that can detect vehicles in front. It is used in conjunction with the cruise control system, using a preset distance (in seconds or metres), and a preset speed. If a (slower) vehicle is in front of the car, Radarspeed will automatically detect it and follow at the specified distance. Should the vehicle in front disappear, the system will automatically speed up to the specified speed. The radar system of Radarspeed works in cooperation with Urbansafe’s threat detection systems to be able to see more threats. A unique ability of the system is that it is able to come to a complete halt, all by itself, if the vehicle (or object) in front is stationary. Due to the ability of the radar-based system, in combination with the LIDAR system, to look far ahead, it can bring the vehicle to a safe standstill, even from higher speeds.

Active stabilisers

The suspension of the L7X is equipped with active stabilisers, which can keep the car more stable, using dampers with magneto-rheological fluid. This influences the cornering speed, but also the stability of the vehicle at higher speeds. Due to the ability of the active stabilisers to set the stiffness of the suspension, it is connected to the driving settings button in the car’s interior, which can be set to a variety of settings, ranging from ‘Sport Plus’ to ‘Comfort Plus’ or ‘All-Weather’. These settings not only affect the stabilisers, but also the steering, throttle response, transmission, braking and leniency of the onboard safety systems.

Adaptive cornering lights with high beam assistant

Complementing the all-LED headlights are the adaptive cornering lights, which illuminate corners extra through a movable lighting arrangement. They are activated up until speeds of 80 km/h, either by activating the indicator or by steering at least 10 degrees left or right. In addition, a light-sensitive camera in the windscreen monitors the road ahead while the lights are one, and will automatically switch between high beams and low beams, depending on the detection of other cars or streetlights. The system can choose between various combinations of high beam and low beam as well, allowing the driver to have as much visibility as possible, whilst not hindering other drivers.

Other options

Other options on the VLT L7X are the head-up display, a full-colour system that projects essential driving information (Speed, RPM, navigation instructions, speed limit info and head-up display) onto the windshield, allowing the driver to keep his eyes on the road. Included with the L7X is also a night vision system (projected on the HUD), which has the added feature of being able to recognise persons in the dark. Furthermore, a camera keeps track of the roadside signs, with the capability of automatically recognising the speed limit signs, which are then displayed on the HUD or on the instrument panel, depending on the driver’s preferences. The L7X also has a system capable of monitoring the blind spots of the car, and will notify the driver if a vehicle is located in his blind spot by a LED light near the mirror. If the driver indicates regardless, an audible warning will be given.

To prevent the driver from nodding off on longer journeys, a camera continuously monitors the driver himself, and will warn the driver once his attention decreases, mostly in the case of microsleep, a short period of up to 30 seconds in which the driver falls asleep. A loud audible warning will wake the driver up and advise him to seek a safe place to rest. This system is marketed as Intelligent Driver Monitoring (IDM) and is standard on all L7X's.

Lane departure warning is also standard on all L7X’s. Two infrared sensors on either edge of the car’s front monitor the lines on the road. They are assisted by a windshield-mounted camera which can look ahead and see if the car is straying into another lane. If the system detects that the vehicle is moving into another lane without signalling, the car will give a visual and audible warning, before applying a gentle torque to the steering wheel to steer the car back to the original lane. The system is however highly predictive and uses inputs from the steering wheel, the throttle and brake pedal as well as the various possible driving settings – the Lane Departure Warning system can thus ignore inputs when the driver is straying over the lines in case of sports driving.

Additionally, the L7 is equipped with a mobile WLAN and DVB-T receiver station, making it possible to create a mobile office in the L7, as long as the locality supports at least 3G and DVB-T coverage. Not only will the passengers be able to connect their own laptops or smartphones to the car, the driver can also connect the infotainment system to the internet, making it possible to find the destinations he is looking for with just the touch of a button.

To cater to users who require a more utilitarian heavy SUV, VLT also offers the L7X as a stripped ‘ Base’ model which does not offer the luxurious and high-tech options standard on all other models in the range. This results in an average saving of around $30,000.


2.7 TCi-6 $74,500
3.0 TCi-6 $78,600
3.5 TCi-8 $83,800
3.0 CD $75,300
4.0 CD $83,100



2.7 TCi-6 340

Type: VLT 6-cilinder, cast aluminium, 5 valves per cylinder, double overhead camshafts
Displacement: 2705 cm3
Compression: Variable, 8:1-16:1

Direct fuel injection. Two VLT variable geometry turbochargers.

Power output: 340 PS at 6.800 rpm
Maximum torque: 450 Nm at 2.200 rpm.
Driven Wheels: 4, DTRS

Acceleration: 0-100 km/h 8.0 seconds
Top speed: 230 KM/H
Fuel Consumption: Highway travel: 8,4 l / 100 km
Combined: 11,3 l / 100 km
Advised fuel: Super RON98

Fuel capacity: 100 litres
Dry weight: 2110 kg
Max Payload: 810 Kg
Max Towing Capacity: 3500 Kg

Turning circle: 12.1 metres
Gearbox: VLT 7-speed TCG gearbox with transfer case


3.0 TCi-6

Type: VLT 6-cilinder, cast aluminium, 5 valves per cylinder, double overhead camshafts.
Displacement: 3.044 cm3
Compression: Variable, 8:1-16:1

Direct fuel injection. Two VLT variable geometry turbochargers.

Power output: 400 PS at 6.700 rpm
Maximum torque: 530 Nm at 2.600 rpm.
Driven Wheels: 4, DTRS

Acceleration: 0-100 km/h 6.1 seconds
Top speed: 250 KM/H
Fuel Consumption: Highway travel: 8,0 l / 100 km
Combined: 10,1 l / 100 km
Advised fuel: Super RON98 or higher

Fuel capacity: 100 litres
Dry weight: 2130 kg
Max Payload: 810 Kg
Max Towing Capacity: 3500 Kg

Turning circle: 12.1 metres
Gearbox: VLT 7-speed TCG Gearbox with transfer case


3.5 TCi-8

Type: VLT 8-cilinder, cast aluminium, 5 valves per cylinder, double overhead camshafts
Displacement: 3508 cm3
Compression: Variable, 8:1-16:1

Direct fuel injection. Two VLT variable geometry turbochargers.

Power output: 460 PS at 7.100 rpm
Maximum torque: 630 Nm at 2.610 rpm.
Driven Wheels: 4, DTRS

Acceleration: 0-100 km/h 5.4 seconds
Top speed: 250 KM/H
Fuel Consumption: Highway travel: 8,5 l / 100 km
Combined: 11,4 l / 100 km
Advised fuel: Super RON98

Fuel capacity: 100 litres
Dry weight: 2140 kg
Max Payload: 810 Kg
Max Towing Capacity: 3500 Kg

Turning circle: 12.1 metres
Gearbox: VLT 7-speed TCG gearbox with transfer case


3.0 CD

Type: VLT 6-cilinder, cast aluminium, 4 valves per cylinder, Commonrail Technology
Displacement: 3.001 cm3
Compression: 17.8:1

Commonrail injection. Sequential twin-turbo (VLT).

Power output: 306 PS at 3.700 rpm
Maximum torque: 690 Nm at 1.900 rpm.
Driven Wheels: 4, DTRS

Acceleration: 0-100 km/h 8.3 seconds
Top speed: 225 KM/H
Fuel Consumption: Highway travel: 6,7 l / 100 km
Combined: 7,3 l / 100 km
Advised fuel: Diesel

Fuel capacity: 100 litres
Dry weight: 2105 kg
Max Payload: 810 Kg
Max Towing Capacity: 3500 Kg

Turning circle: 12.1 metres
Gearbox: VLT 7-speed TCG Gearbox with transfer case


4.0 CD

Type: VLT 8-cilinder, cast aluminium, 4 valves per cylinder, Commonrail Technology
Displacement: 4.021 cm3
Compression: 18.2:1

Commonrail injection. Sequential twin-turbo (VLT).

Power output: 420 PS at 3.900 rpm
Maximum torque: 810 Nm at 1.710 rpm.
Driven Wheels: 4, DTRS

Acceleration: 0-100 km/h 5.9 seconds
Top speed: 250 KM/H
Fuel Consumption: Highway travel: 7 l / 100 km
Combined: 7,6 l / 100 km
Advised fuel: Diesel

Fuel capacity: 100 litres
Dry weight: 2130 kg
Max Payload: 810 Kg
Max Towing Capacity: 3500 Kg

Turning circle: 12.1 metres
Gearbox: VLT 7-speed TCG Gearbox with transfer case


STANDARD EQUIPMENT
Exterior
Semi-active air suspension
Active Stabilisers
Automatic bootlid operation*
Electrically operated door mirrors, folding, automatically dimming, with memory
Heated windscreen washer jets
Illuminated door handles*
Keyless entry
Parking camera system, 360 degree coverage*(Parking sensors, front and rear on base)
Soft-close doors*
Interior
Alcantara headlining*
Ambient lighting, including footwell lighting*
Armrest on both front seats, foldable armrest on back seat
Battery in luggage compartment, front jump start facility
Cooled glove box*
Climate Control, fully automatic, four climate zones, with auxiliary power for pre-cooling or pre-heating
Eco-friendly synthetic materials
Front and rear electric windows, with one touch opening/closing and anti-trap security
Laminated double glass with added UV protection
A-grade Leather upholstery, including dashboard, steering wheel and gear lever* (Cloth in Base)
Inlays in Piano Black
Clean-Fibre floor mats and carpets
Panorama sunroof, with electrochromatic glass and electrically operated sunblind*
Leather steering wheel with multifunctional controls
Automatically-dimming rear view mirrors
Electrically adjustable steering wheel column, rake and reach, with memory*
Electrically operated sunblinds, rear side windows and rear windscreen*
Analogue clock
Electrically adjustable seats (12-way), with memory, heated and ventilated*
Safety and technology
Speed-sensitive electromechanical power steering
Toolkit, First-aid kit, warning triangle
ISOFIX child mounting, front passenger seat and two rear seats.
Car alarm with immobilizer and GPS tracking
Park distance control, front and rear, visual assistance* (Only parking sensors front & rear on Base)
Full LED headlights
Light and rain sensors
Collision detection and prevention system*
Urbansafe (see description)*
Automatic headlight adjustment
Adaptive cruise control (Radarspeed)*
Headlight washers
Neon-based rear lights and indicators
Brake force display in rear lights
Advanced Dynamic Electronic Safety Programme (ADESP)
Electronic Brake-force Distribution (EBD)
Dynamic Terrain Response System (DTRS)
Control check warning system
Crash sensor activating central locking release, hazard warning lights, fuel cut-off and interior lighting
Electromechanical parking brake
Brake energy regeneration*
Foglights, front and rear
Follow-me-home headlight function*
Adaptive cornering lights with high beam assistant*
Lane departure warning system*
Tyre punction warning system, including tyre pressure measuring system
Speed limit display*
Blind Spot Monitoring*
Intelligent Driver Monitoring*
Infotainment
Auxiliary input for playing devices
Bluetooth phone connection system
Walter Technologie radio with 6-CD/DVD changer and 120 GB hard-drive capacity* (Standard radio on Base model)
10 inch touchscreen infotainment center with navigation system*(optional on Base)
DAB digital radio*
Board computer
Voice Control*
Rear entertainment system with inbuilt computer system*
WLAN/DVB-T Receiver station*


Options

Head-up display (HUD) with night vision and speed limit recognition$500
Solar cells in sunroof, Auxiliary Power$200
Sports upholstery, Alcantara/leather combination$1100
Sports seats, front$510
Extended leather package$1500
’Base’ version, removal of all equipment marked with *-$30,000
Only for ’Base’ version:10 inch touchscreen infotainment center with navigation system$1,500
Offroad package with elevated air intake, rubber mats, offroad tyres, light protection and mounting points for bulbar, winch, roof rack and extra lighting$1,000
Third seating row: 2 full seats$950
Third seating row: removal of fold-down seats$80
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Postby Van Luxemburg » Fri Mar 11, 2011 5:24 am

L8


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The VLT L8 is the Van Luxemburger contender in the upper tier of automobile manufacturing. Having been developed out of a request from the Grand-Ducal government for a representative state car, the L8 is the pinnacle of automotive quality from VLT, whilst featuring some of the best craftsmanship the nation has to offer.

Design

The lines of the L8 are traditional, building on the conventional saloon look by offering fluent lines that offer interior space and a stately exterior appearance. The design will be instantly recogniseable as a VLT L8. The coupé builds upon the design of the saloon, but offers a spacious 2-door bodystyle with space for 4 occupants. It is only minimally shorter than the saloon version, but the design has been harmonized to produce a more fluently lined coupé.

Using technology introduced on the L7, the L8 comes equipped with a combination of LED and neon lighting. The rear lights have been arranged in a circular fashion, and are built out of neon (low-pressure gas discharge) lamps, which have a response time significantly shorter than that of regular bulbs, increasing road safety. Furthermore, a neon tube typically lasts for about 2,000 hours, or 800,000 braking operations on average, which means a neon tube will most likely not need to be replaced within the car’s life. The front and side indicators also make use of neon technology, meaning they are perfectly concealed until engaged. The reversing lights, but also the entire front headlight unit makes use of innovative LED technology, creating a longer service life and a superior visibility, for both the driver and other motorists. The VLT L8 is one of a new range of VLT’s to have completely abandoned the use of bulbs for exterior lighting applications.

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To produce a monocoque that has high tactile strength but reduced weight, the L8 makes use of a Titanium alloy consisting of 90% titanium, 6% Aluminium and 4% Vanadium, otherwise known as Titanium 6AL-4V and commonly used in aerospace and motorsport applications. This highly expensive material was mainly used as Titanium has the highest strength-to-weight ratio of any metal and was therefore considered ideal to be used in an exclusive automobile such as the L8. On top of this, it is non-corrosive, making the L8 highly resistant to corrosion. The monocoque is welded using laser-hybrid technologies, in a one of the most modern chassis manufacturing facilties in the world which also builds the monocoques for the L7. All these technologies make the L8 relatively light, at 2,300 kilograms. In addition, the titanium monocoque can be used as an integral part of the VLT High Protection armouring programme, as its high strength, coupled with Kevlar sandwich layers in the monocoque itself, provide protection.

Interior

The VLT L8’s interior is almost entirely handmade, and crafted out of the most luxurious materials available to the manufacturer. The buyer has the option of choosing between a durable alcantara upholstery produced by the laboratories of Esch University, a highly wear resistant type of leather that has the same exterior appeal as suede and has added practical characteristics, making it easy to clean. Another option is Perretoise leather, leather from calfskin hides obtained from calves that grazed in the green fields of the Perret mountain range in southern Van Luxemburg, without the presence of barbed wire or any other dangers to their skin. Either kind of upholstery is then taken to the next step, with pieces of hide/textile being carefully sown together making use of the knowledge of the Arvaglio-based tailoring house Gianluca Passano, which has been the house tailor of Van Luxemburger statesmen and a reputable saddle maker since the 19th century.

The carpets were made using genuine biological lambswool, and the interior decorations are machined out of the best veneer available, including the veneer of the Van Luxemburger olive tree, a highly exclusive kind of wood that is usually reserved for Monteluci interior decorations at a significant added price. Other interior materials used include Platinum, used for the metallic parts in the interior, as it is a rare metal that does not wear in comparison to other precious metals. Other parts of the interior have simply been upholstered using leather or alcantara. The headliner is covered in alcantara entirely.

In terms of design, VLT has made sure that the L8’s interior has a classic appeal whilst incorporating all the latest technologies. The driver’s instrument panel consists of a digitalized speedometer and rev counter, with a 5-inch information display wedged inbetween. This information display allows the driver to make use of the board computer, but also displays warning messages, allows him to set the various onboard driver aids, and shows navigation and radio information. A second 11-inch widescreen with multi-touch support is present in the center console, and has been motorized to allow it to slide behind the climate control system, creating a less cluttered and more traditional dashboard. Below the controls for the 4-zone climate control, there are several controls buttons with shortcuts to often used functions within the entertainment and navigation system. This also allows the driver to control vehicle settings through a quick and user-friendly interface.

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The rear seat, meanwhile, has ample amounts of legroom and features not only its own climate control settings, but also a fold-down table which can be used to install a small laptop-type computer in. Furthermore, the central armrest allows for the controls of the electric seats and various related options, but also the entertainment system. In addition, the central armrest has an integrated cooling compartment, which allows various items, such as two bottles of champagne, to be kept cool. In the lower part of the armrest, two champagne glasses or glasswork of similar size may be kept.

All seats in the vehicle can be electrically controlled, in twelve directions, and have 5 different memory settings. On top of this, the seats are heated and ventilated in 5 stages, whilst also having a massage function that uses vibrations. The rear seats also offer the possibility to recline the seat. As can be expected from a VIP vehicle, there is the possibility to install a dividing wall between the driver and rear passengers, including an electrochromic window or one that can be lowered or raised electrically.

Platform

Based on a bespoke platform, the L8 is the longest civilian car from the Esch-sur-Alzette-based manufacturer, at 5900mm and a wheelbase of 3600mm. The platform features Véier four-wheel drive similar to that of the L7, which is a descendant of the Dynamic Terrain Response System delivered on VLT’s X models. It can sense the amount of traction necessary for each wheel, and can independently distribute power to all four wheels if necessary in a situation in which a loss of traction is detected. The power is normally distributed to the rear wheels in normal situation, but in extreme situations, the Véier system can distribute up to 80% of power to the front wheels. Unlike any other civilian VLT on the market, the L8 features a hydropneumatic suspension system, which provides superb comfort on every surface as the system that works with hydraulic cylinders. The cylinders have been connected with each other along the length of the vehicle, together with nitrogen-filled hydraulic accumulators. If a tyre hits a bump, the nitrogen is compressed, if the tyre then returns to the normal driving situation, the nitrogen will expand once again to return the suspension to normal circumstances. A constant hydropneumatic suspension with onboard damping is thus available. By letting nitrogen flow back into the central accumulator or by pumping it back into the suspension cylinders, the ride can be hardened and softened on demand. As the hydropneumatic suspension is highly resistant to heavy loading, the L8 is thus highly suitable for armouring.

Driveline

The new L8 comes equipped with a newly developed 7.5-litre V16 engine. VLT engineers made the choice for 16 cylinders as this improves the balance in the engine, leading to less vibrations, a smoother driver experience and more silence in the passenger compartment. This engine is equipped with two turbochargers, of relatively small size and in a bi-turbo layout to provide for extra power low in the rpm range. Furthermore, the engine has a Stationary Shutdown System (3S), that automatically turns off the engine when standing at, for example, a red light. The engine starts again when pressure is applied on the accelerator pedal. Next to this, it comes equipped with variable valve timing (VVT). Eventually, the power produced by the V16 engine is 870 horsepower at 6000 rpm, with a monstrous 1,050 Newtonmetres of torque produced as low as 2,100 rpm. This makes the L8 an incredibly powerful vehicle capable of high speeds and impressive acceleration; so powerful, in fact, that the VLT engineers had to limit the top speed of the vehicle to 280 km/h for safety reasons, and built in several pieces of software protection to prevent excessive wear of the gearbox after several intensive sprints.

Nevertheless, the new 9-speed dual-clutch TCG gearbox was developed specifically for the L8, with the impressive torque in mind. VLT’s TCG gearboxes make use of two clutches, allowing for shorter and smoother gear shifts whilst maximizing fuel efficiency. It allows the system to shift within 6 milliseconds, since it ‘lines up’ the next gear before shifting, making use of the second clutch. If necessary, the system can also be configured to work in manual mode by a simple press of a button. Paddles behind the steering wheel allow the driver to switch gears manually. The number of gears in the automatic gearbox means that the car can almost always be driven within the optimal rev range, thus adding to driver and passenger comfort.

Developments and technology

Of course, the VLT L8 comes equipped with the many advances in technology that were introduced on the VLT L7. Needless to say, all of these systems are standard on the L8, as are the newly introduced innovations.

Urbansafe

The L8 comes equipped with a set of one main (windscreen-mounted) laser-based radar (LIDAR), and three auxiliary laser radars, with one on each side on the vehicle and one covering the rear side of the vehicle. Together, they provide 360 degree coverage of the vehicle surroundings, and actively detect possible threats (which may consist of pedestrians close to the car, or other vehicles with which a collision is likely). In the case of the main laser radar, the system has the ability to go into an emergency braking procedure after the driver has been given a pre-warning of a potential accident. If the driver is unable to respond to the pre-warning by applying the brakes or steering away from the threat, the Urbansafe system will act automatically by braking by itself. Should Urbansafe detect an incoming threat from any of the three auxiliary laser radar systems, the system will act by giving the driver a visible and audible warning, including the direction where the threat came from, to allow the driver to act. In all cases, the L8 will automatically prepare the brakes, stability programme and anti-lock braking systems for an emergency braking manoeuvre, but will also prime the airbags, seat belts and close windows, depending on the severity of the situation. The automatic braking system can be activated at speeds between 3 and 50 km/h, whereas the threat detection system is active at any given time, and will also prepare the safety systems at any speed.

Radar-guided cruise control

Radarspeed is VLT’s radar-guided cruise control system, able to bring the car to a full stop and capable of maintaining speeds between 3 and 250 km/h. The center of the Radarspeed system is a grill-mounted radar system, which can detect vehicles in front. It is used in conjunction with the cruise control system, using a preset distance (in seconds or metres), and a preset speed. If a (slower) vehicle is in front of the car, Radarspeed will automatically detect it and follow at the specified distance. Should the vehicle in front disappear, the system will automatically speed up to the specified speed. The radar system of Radarspeed works in cooperation with Urbansafe’s threat detection systems to be able to see more threats. A unique ability of the system is that it is able to come to a complete halt, all by itself, if the vehicle (or object) in front is stationary. Due to the ability of the radar-based system, in combination with the LIDAR system, to look far ahead, it can bring the vehicle to a safe standstill, even from higher speeds.

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The millimeter wave radar of the VLT L8


An addition to the system specific for the L8 is a more capable sensor system using millimeter wave radar that it is now able to work at a higher resolution, thus providing more accuracy and better detecting possibilities. The millimeter wave radar images are not only used by the adaptive cruise control system, but also by the Urbansafe system and, up to a certain level, by the computer systems predicting the behavior of the hydropneumatic suspension, allowing the vehicle to react to certain changes on the pavement ahead.

Active stabilisers

Even though the L8 uses nitrogen-filled hydropneumatic cylinders for suspension, it retains the stabilizer system offered on the L7 and L7X. This system can keep the car more stable, by varying the amount of nitrogen pumped into the cylinders. This influences the cornering speed through the stiffness of the suspension, but also the stability of the vehicle at higher speeds. Due to the ability of the active stabilisers to set the stiffness of the suspension, it is connected to the driving settings button in the car’s interior, which can be set to a variety of settings, ranging from ‘Sport Plus’ to ‘Comfort Plus’ or ‘All-Weather’. These settings not only affect the stabilisers, but also the steering, throttle response, transmission, braking and leniency of the onboard safety systems.

Adaptive cornering lights with high beam assistant

Complementing the all-LED headlights are the adaptive cornering lights, which illuminate corners extra through a movable lighting arrangement. They are activated up until speeds of 80 km/h, either by activating the indicator or by steering at least 10 degrees left or right. In addition, a light-sensitive camera in the windscreen monitors the road ahead while the lights are one, and will automatically switch between high beams and low beams, depending on the detection of other cars or streetlights. The system can choose between various combinations of high beam and low beam as well, allowing the driver to have as much visibility as possible, whilst not hindering other drivers.

Other options

Other options on the VLT L8 are the head-up display, a full-colour system that projects essential driving information (Speed, RPM, navigation instructions, speed limit info and head-up display) onto the windshield, allowing the driver to keep his eyes on the road. Included with the L8 is also a night vision system (projected on the HUD), which has the added feature of being able to recognise persons in the dark. As the L8 is often used by governmental agencies, the resolution of the night vision system has been improved and a thermal imaging camera has been implemented. A video output in the interior allows the images of the night vision and thermal imaging cameras to be viewed by someone other than the driver as well. Furthermore, a camera keeps track of the roadside signs, with the capability of automatically recognising the speed limit signs, which are then displayed on the HUD or on the instrument panel, depending on the driver’s preferences. The L8 also has a system capable of monitoring the blind spots of the car, and will notify the driver if a vehicle is located in his blind spot by a LED light near the mirror. If the driver indicates regardless, an audible warning will be given.

Cameras have also been implemented to provide 360 degree bird’s eye coverage of the car’s surroundings, allowing the driver to park the vehicle with more precision. For this purpose, the L8 also has one parking camera facing directly to the rear to provide a better view of the rear of the vehicle, as well as two cameras on the nose of the car, facing sideways, to allow the driver to see oncoming traffic around corners. All of these images can be displayed on either of the digital screens available to the driver.

New on the L8 is the pedestrian impact system, which makes use of the millimeter wave radar, as well as the Urbansafe cameras to predict whether or not a pedestrian will hit the hood of the vehicle. Should a pedestrian indeed come into contact with the vehicle, the L8 will deploy a pedestrian airbag, mounted between the grille and hood, milliseconds before the impact in order to break the fall of the pedestrian. This is supposed to reduce the risk of harm to the pedestrian.

To prevent the driver from nodding off on longer journeys, a camera continuously monitors the driver himself, and will warn the driver once his attention decreases, mostly in the case of microsleep, a short period of up to 30 seconds in which the driver falls asleep. A loud audible warning will wake the driver up and advise him to seek a safe place to rest. This system is marketed as Intelligent Driver Monitoring (IDM) and is standard on all L8's.

Lane departure warning is also standard on all L8’s. Two infrared sensors on either edge of the car’s front monitor the lines on the road. They are assisted by a windshield-mounted camera which can look ahead and see if the car is straying into another lane. If the system detects that the vehicle is moving into another lane without signalling, the car will give a visual and audible warning, before applying a gentle torque to the steering wheel to steer the car back to the original lane. The system is however highly predictive and uses inputs from the steering wheel, the throttle and brake pedal as well as the various possible driving settings – the Lane Departure Warning system can thus ignore inputs when the driver is straying over the lines in case of sports driving.

Additionally, the L8 can be equipped with a mobile WLAN and DVB-T receiver station, making it possible to create a mobile office in the L8, as long as the locality supports at least 3G and DVB-T coverage. Not only will the passengers be able to connect their own laptops or smartphones to the car, the driver can also connect the infotainment system to the internet, making it possible to find the destinations he is looking for with just the touch of a button.

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Suitability for VIP use and armouring

The most likely customer group for the L8, according to VLT, are government agencies and other VIP’s, often with extraordinary security needs, and unlikely to make use of the vehicle by themselves. Therefore, several solutions have been implemented to allow for better suitability for these roles.

The L8 comes equipped with a crawl gear, a standard option which can be set using a button near the transmission lever, allowing the L8 to hold a predefined (low) speed for extended lengths of time. Making use of the radar-guided cruise control, the system can also work with the highly precise millimeter wave radar to correct for changes in speed of a preceding vehicle. The driver may also set various presets for use during crawl mode, such as the option to lock the doors when the mode is engaged, or open the rear sunroof.

For state car use, flag holders have been installed into the front wings, and the opening for these can be closed electrically using a button in the engine compartment. For all doors, the possibility to open them using hydraulic fluids is included as standard. Even though passengers may open their own doors at will, small buttons near the door handle on both the inside and the outside of the vehicle will force hydraulic fluid into the cylinders that will open the door at a pace to be set in the board computer. The same applies to the extent to which the door opens. The hydraulic system has been prepared for use with armoured doors and is capable of handling the extra weight added by such a modification.

Armouring can be applied to the L8 at relatively modest cost. Due to the specific purpose of the vehicle, it was expected that several L8’s would have to be armoured and thus preparations were made for extra plating to be installed. If an L8 is uparmoured, usually to B7 or higher (added survivability against mines and HEA rounds specifically), cavities in the vehicle door specifically designed for such purposes are filled with either Kevlar/Titanium sandwich layers or even ceramic armour tiles, the latter in case of a highly protective but extremely expensive armouring method. The L8’s passenger compartment is thus arranged as a protective cage, including windows made out of aluminium oxynitride, making them protect against infrared rays, high temperatures, projectiles and bomb blasts. All parts around the passenger compartments are integrated into the protective cage, including items such as door locks,

The wheels on an armoured L8 are standard run-flat tyres, however the specific properties of the hydropneumatic system allow the car to remain controllable and stable even if several tyres have been punctured. Further protection is available in the shape of a NBC overpressure system with added filters that can purify the air inside the vehicle, as well as tanks of oxygen that can provide breathable air for extended periods of time, should the filtration system be ineffective. This system will however be installed at a significant loss of boot capacity. Other systems implemented are a self-sealing fuel tank, which will prevent fuel leakages, and a fire extinguishing system that can put out fires without the need for passengers to leave the vehicle.

In conclusion, the VLT L8 is the best that VLT has to offer and is especially suited for use by VIP’s and government agencies or statesmen. Production of the L8 is limited, and only on request, with a facility near Esch-sur-Alzette, Van Luxemburg producing up to several hundred vehicles a year, depending on interest. To give every customer a fair chance of obtaining a vehicle, mass ordered are not accepted and VLT asks customers to exercise restraint when ordering the L8. Larger orders are subject to the approval of the VLT sales division, whereas vehicles with more armouring than the level B7 commonly ordered on the L8 are subject to military export requirements and thus buyers are subject to a background and personalia check by the IVD, the Van Luxemburger intelligence agency.

VLT L8 $1,500,000
VLT L8 coupé$1,600,000



7.5 V16

Type: VLT 16-cilinder, cast aluminium, 4 valves per cylinder, double overhead camshafts
Displacement: 7520 cm3
Compression:

Direct fuel injection. Two VLT variable geometry turbochargers.

Power output: 870 PS at 6.000 rpm
Maximum torque: 100 Nm at 2.100 rpm.
Driven Wheels: 4, Véier

Acceleration: 0-100 km/h 4.7 seconds
Top speed: 280 KM/H (limited)
Fuel Consumption: Highway travel: 14,8 l / 100 km
Combined: 24,6 l / 100 km
Advised fuel: Super RON98

Fuel capacity: 100 litres
Dry weight: 2310 kg
Max Payload: 900 Kg
Max Towing Capacity: 3500 Kg

Turning circle: 13.5 metres
Gearbox: VLT 9-speed TCG gearbox with crawl gear


Commonly ordered options
Dividing wall, passenger/driver compartment, with electric window: $8000
Dividing wall, passenger/driver compartment, with electrochromatic window and intercom: $21000
Removal of sunroof: $1900
Custom colour/upholstery/interior modification: Cost varies
Addition of B7-level armour (resistant against 7.62x39mm rounds, hand grenade shrapnel, light explosives):$400,000
Inquire for specific modification requests, as every L8 is handbuilt to customer specifications.
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VLT Alzette


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With the Alzette, VLT fills the gap between the relatively cheap Roadster and the extremely exclusive and equally expensive Lepanto 650. Project ‘Alzette’, as it was called in it’s earlier years, shall be semi-handbuilt on a production line in Esch-sur-Alzette, and be retailed and serviced through the VLT Sales Network.

VLT used a modified 4.4 litre V8 for the ‘Alzette Project’. The V8 from the L5 GT was placed amidships in the sportscar, in a transverse position. The gearbox was mounted up-front to improve the weigh distribution to a near-perfect 49/51. The V8 itself was further improved by modifying the ECU and perfecting the inlet and exhaust trajectories.

The design was made by the VLT Design Center, in cooperation with the independent Brandt Studios, making it a bit different from the usual VLT design. The chassis was developed with assistance from Lepanto, to ensure it would have the desired road holding capabilities. The vehicle was kept as light as possible, with extensive use of carbon fibre, plastics, aluminium and titanium. All unnecessary luxuries have been left out, and the vehicle has been aerodynamically optimized so that it produces enough downforce to leave out a rear spoiler.

Inside, the vehicle will have the least possible amount of technology installed, to purify the driving experience delivered by the Alzette. Even though ABS and ESP are standard on the Alzette, they can be completely turned off by a simple push of a button. The chassis is simple, and made up out of independent front and rear suspension, with double wishbones. The Brembo ceramic brakes can stop the car in mere meters.


VLT Alzette $90,000


VLT 'Alzette'
Type: VLT 8-cilinder, cast aluminium, 4 valves per cylinder, double overhead camshafts.
Displacement: 4.401 cm3
Compression: 12.1:1

Direct fuel injection.

Power output: 467 PS at 8.100 rpm
Maximum torque: 430 Nm at 3.200 rpm.
Driven Wheels: 2, Rear

Acceleration: 0-100 km/h 4.1 seconds
Top speed: 305 KM/H
Fuel Consumption: Highway travel: 10,7 l / 100 km
Combined: 13,5l / 100 km
Advised fuel: Super RON98

Fuel capacity: 100 litres
Dry weight: 1380 kg
Max Payload: 400 Kg
Max Towing Capacity: - Kg

Turning circle: 11 metres
Gearbox: VLT G6M 6-speed Manual Gearbox or VLT G6SD 6-speed dual-clutch sequential gearbox


STANDARD EQUIPMENT

Interior
Cruise Control
Glove box compartment - secured through central locking
Windscreen wipers with adjustable intermittent intervals
Front seats, Sparco S-Light
Seat adjustment – manual
12V adapter socket
Air conditioning, automatic
Door sill finishers, inlay in aluminium, ‘Alzette’ inscription.
Electric windows - with open/close fingertip control
Rear-view mirror, automatically dimming
Start/Stop button, left of the steering wheel
Steering column with electric reach and rake adjustment
Toolkit located in luggage compartment
Windows - heat insulated, green-tinted all round and grey shade band on windscreen
Three-spoke sports leather steering wheel
On-board computer. Display of: - Average consumption - Current consumption - Range - Average speed - Time/Date
Outside temperature display in instrument panel, with visual and acoustic warning at +3°C
Exterior mirrors, folding, automatically dimming
Upholstery - Alcantara


Exterior
19" Magnesium twin-spoke style tyres with Pirelli P-Zero Corsa System
No spare wheel
Headlight wash, high-pressure system for cleaning headlights
Indicator lenses, clear
Windscreen washer jets - two, heated
Metallic paintwork


Safety
Airbags, driver and front passenger
Alarm system with remote control (Class 3)
Anti-lock Braking System (ABS)
Brake Force Display - brake light intensity geared to brake force (two stages)
Check control warning system, for third brake light, brake light, rear light, low beam, high beam, parking light, rear foglight, registration plate light, door/tailgate open
Door-contact switch for monitoring doors and luggage-compartment lid closing
Electronic Safety Programme (ESP)
Electronic Brake-force Distribution (EBD)
Engine immobiliser
First Aid kit and warning triangle
Lights-on warning, by check control message when ignition is switched off
Seat belt system, Four-point seatbelts
Third brake light, integrated in roofspoiler

Multimedia
Becker Cascade 7944 with Bluetooth, CD/MP3 player, Navigation and iPod Capability.
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VLT C2
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The VLT C2 is a lightweight truck, which can be used for short range transport duties and inner city distribution. It is available with a range of engines ranging from 180 horsepower to 310 horsepower, each injected with AdBlue to make sure that pollution is reduced to a minimum.

The C2 also comes with the VLT Hydropneumatic Vehicle System as standard, meaning it is one of the most versatile trucks on sale today. The HPVS system is operated by hydraulic cylinders, which are connected to eachother on either side. The system monitors the soil it is on, and adapts to it. The HPVS system is remarkably light and compact, while servicing is not needed very often. In reality, the system can handle overload and probably does not need to be replaced before the vehicle itself.

The HPVS system stabilises each side of the vehicle individually, thus there is no need for crossbeams, meaning the weight of the chassis will be low. Better driving behaviour, extended rough terrain capability, automatic vehicle levelling variable loading heights and increased chassis stability are all advantages of the HPVS system. A Crosswise levelling system (in which the cabin remains level at all time), Vehicle Weight Indicator (which monitors the actual vehicle weight and can warn the driver when the vehicle is overloaded), Automatic Roll Stabiliser (which improves transverse support and will actively prevent vehicle roll, so it will not lean over in corners. This reduces tyre wear) and the Electronic Vehicle Steering (which can be used to steer with all 4 wheels instead of just the front two. This option can be engaged from the dashboard of the vehicle, and improves agility of the vehicle).

C2-180 4x2$58,982
C2-250 4x2 $62,425
C2-310 4x2 $68,215


C2-180 4x2

Type: VLT DC6-C83 6-cilinder Line, cast aluminium, 4 valves per cylinder, double overhead camshafts.
Displacement: 4.511 cm3
Compression: 18.9:1

Commonrail Diesel Injection.

Power output: 180 PS at 1.700 rpm
Maximum torque: 800 Nm at 1.000-1.700 rpm.
Driven Wheels: 2, Rear

Top speed: 100 KM/H (Governed)
Fuel Consumption: Highway travel: 15,1 l / 100 km
Combined: 23,2 l / 100 km
Advised fuel: Diesel

Fuel capacity: 300 litres
Dry weight: 4830 kg
Max GVW: 13000 Kg

Gearbox: VLTC 12-speed Tiptronic Gearbox
Suspension Front: HPVS
Suspension Rear: HPVS


C2-250 4x2

Type: VLT DC6-C83 6-cilinder Line, cast aluminium, 4 valves per cylinder, double overhead camshafts.
Displacement: 4.511 cm3
Compression: 18.9:1

Commonrail Diesel Injection.

Power output: 250 PS at 2.200 rpm
Maximum torque: 1000 Nm at 1.000-1.500 rpm.
Driven Wheels: 2, Rear

Top speed: 100 KM/H (Governed)
Fuel Consumption: Highway travel: 15,6 l / 100 km
Combined: 23,9 l / 100 km
Advised fuel: Diesel

Fuel capacity: 300 litres
Dry weight: 4840 kg
Max GVW: 19000 Kg

Gearbox: VLTC 12-speed Tiptronic Gearbox
Suspension Front: HPVS
Suspension Rear: HPVS


C2-310 4x2

Type: VLT DC6-C85 6-cilinder Line, cast aluminium, 4 valves per cylinder, double overhead camshafts.
Displacement: 7.983 cm3
Compression: 19.9:1

Commonrail Diesel Injection.

Power output: 310 PS at 1.800 rpm
Maximum torque: 1700 Nm at 1.000-1.560 rpm.
Driven Wheels: 2, Rear

Top speed: 100 KM/H (Governed)
Fuel Consumption: Highway travel: 17,2 l / 100 km
Combined: 25,7 l / 100 km
Advised fuel: Diesel

Fuel capacity: 300 litres
Dry weight: 4870 kg
Max GVW: 26000 Kg

Gearbox: VLTC 12-speed Tiptronic Gearbox
Suspension Front: HPVS
Suspension Rear: HPVS



STANDARD EQUIPMENT

Audio / Telematics

Satellite navigation system with 7" colour display & fleet management services
40 GB harddrive for storage of MP3, map data and digital tachograph system.
450W sound system with subwoofer
Bluetooth mobile phone connectivity
Radio CD player with MP3 player (12 speakers)
CD auto-changer (12 disc)

Exterior

High-gloss Alcoa 19.5 Inch tyres
Custom colour and paintjob, to be specified by customer
Electrically folding, adjustable, heated wing mirrors
Air suspended cabin

Functional / Electrical

Power steering with ‘city setting’
Alarm system Type VLT A3, with GPS tracking system
Windscreen with IR reflecting layer, tinted anti-dazzle band & heated wiper blade area
Tri zone automatic climate control
Front and rear parking sensors with graphical display. Reversing signal.
Multifunction display & trip computer
Visibility pack (rain, dusk and condensation sensors)
Electrically operated sunroof
Height adjustable driver and passenger seats, fully electrical and air suspended
Adaptive Cruise control
Electric windows
Independent Heating and airconditioning system
Head-up Display
2 batteries, 225 Ah. Vehicle system @ 24V

Interior

Front seats with three stage heating and ventilation
Steering wheel mounted audio controls
Leather steering wheel & gear knob
curtains all-round
Cloth upholstery
Fridge, 65 litres


Safety

Headlight washer system
Front fog lights
Seat belts with electronic pretensioners & load limiters
Vehicle Dynamic Control with hill holder (ABS + ASR + EBD + Brake Assistant)
Bi-Xenon headlights
LED rear lighting
Driver, passenger, front side & window airbags
Driver knee airbag
Lane Departure warning system
Air-controlled braking system; disc brakes all-round
Engine brake
Intarder


Options:

Front Parabolic suspension:+$800
Rear Air Suspension:+$1200
6x4 chassis:+$7600
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The VLT C3 is a medium weight truck, which can be used on the medium and long range transport duties. It is available with a range of engines ranging from 280 horsepower to 470 horsepower, each injected with AdBlue to make sure that pollution is reduced to a minimum.

The C3 also comes with the VLT Hydropneumatic Vehicle System as standard, meaning it is one of the most versatile trucks on sale today. The HPVS system is operated by hydraulic cylinders, which are connected to eachother on either side. The system monitors the soil it is on, and adapts to it. The HPVS system is remarkably light and compact, while servicing is not needed very often. In reality, the system can handle overload and probably does not need to be replaced before the vehicle itself.

The HPVS system stabilises each side of the vehicle individually, thus there is no need for crossbeams, meaning the weight of the chassis will be low. Better driving behaviour, extended rough terrain capability, automatic vehicle levelling variable loading heights and increased chassis stability are all advantages of the HPVS system. A Crosswise levelling system (in which the cabin remains level at all time), Vehicle Weight Indicator (which monitors the actual vehicle weight and can warn the driver when the vehicle is overloaded), Automatic Roll Stabiliser (which improves transverse support and will actively prevent vehicle roll, so it will not lean over in corners. This reduces tyre wear) and the Electronic Vehicle Steering (which can be used to steer with all 4 wheels instead of just the front two. This option can be engaged from the dashboard of the vehicle, and improves agility of the vehicle).

C3-280 4x2 $78,596
C3-370 4x2 $85,221
C3-470 4x2 $94,716


C3-280 4x2
Type: VLT DC6-C83 6-cilinder Line, cast aluminium, 4 valves per cylinder, double overhead camshafts.
Displacement: 6.109 cm3
Compression: 18.7:1

Commonrail Diesel Injection.

Power output: 280 PS at 2.050 rpm
Maximum torque: 1200 Nm at 1.000-1.600 rpm.
Driven Wheels: 2, Rear

Top speed: 100 KM/H (Governed)
Fuel Consumption: Highway travel: 15,8 l / 100 km
Combined: 24,6 l / 100 km
Advised fuel: Diesel

Fuel capacity: 500 litres
Dry weight: 6310 kg
Max GVW: 30000 Kg

Gearbox: VLTC 12-speed Tiptronic Gearbox
Suspension Front: HPVS
Suspension Rear: HPVS



C3-370 4x2


Type: VLT DC6-C85 6-cilinder Line, cast aluminium, 4 valves per cylinder, double overhead camshafts.
Displacement: 7.983 cm3
Compression: 19.9:1

Commonrail Diesel Injection.

Power output: 370 PS at 2.100 rpm
Maximum torque: 1900 Nm at 1.000-1.560 rpm.
Driven Wheels: 2, Rear

Top speed: 100 KM/H (Governed)
Fuel Consumption: Highway travel: 17,9 l / 100 km
Combined: 26,1 l / 100 km
Advised fuel: Diesel

Fuel capacity: 500 litres
Dry weight: 6351 kg
Max GVW: 38000 Kg

Gearbox: VLTC 12-speed Tiptronic Gearbox
Suspension Front: HPVS
Suspension Rear: HPVS

C3-470 4x2

Type: VLT DC6-C78 6-cilinder Line, cast aluminium, 4 valves per cylinder, double overhead camshafts.
Displacement: 10.997 cm3
Compression: 19.1:1

Commonrail Diesel Injection.

Power output: 470 PS at 1.900 rpm
Maximum torque: 2500 Nm at 1.000-1.400 rpm.
Driven Wheels: 2, Rear

Top speed: 100 KM/H (Governed)
Fuel Consumption: Highway travel: 19,4 l / 100 km
Combined: 28,0 l / 100 km
Advised fuel: Diesel

Fuel capacity: 500 litres
Dry weight: 6398 kg
Max GVW: 44000 Kg

Gearbox: VLTC 12-speed Tiptronic Gearbox
Suspension Front: HPVS
Suspension Rear: HPVS


STANDARD EQUIPMENT

Audio / Telematics

Satellite navigation system with 7" colour display & fleet management services
40 GB harddrive for storage of MP3, map data and digital tachograph system.
450W sound system with subwoofer
Bluetooth mobile phone connectivity
Radio CD player with MP3 player (12 speakers)
CD auto-changer (12 disc)

Exterior

High-gloss Alcoa 22.5 Inch tyres
Custom colour and paintjob, to be specified by customer
Electrically folding, adjustable, heated wing mirrors
Air suspended cabin

Functional / Electrical

Alarm system Type VLT A3, with GPS tracking system
Windscreen with IR reflecting layer, tinted anti-dazzle band & heated wiper blade area
Tri zone automatic climate control
Front and rear parking sensors with graphical display. Reversing signal.
Multifunction display & trip computer
Visibility pack (rain, dusk and condensation sensors)
Electrically operated sunroof
Height adjustable driver and passenger seats, fully electrical and air suspended
Adaptive Cruise control
Electric windows
Independent Heating and airconditioning system
Head-up Display
2 batteries, 225 Ah. Vehicle system @ 24V

Interior

Front seats with three stage heating and ventilation
Steering wheel mounted audio controls
Leather steering wheel & gear knob
curtains all-round
Cloth upholstery
Fridge, 65 litres


Safety

Headlight washer system
Front fog lights
Seat belts with electronic pretensioners & load limiters
Vehicle Dynamic Control with hill holder (ABS + ASR + EBD + Brake Assistant)
Bi-Xenon headlights
LED rear lighting
Driver, passenger, front side & window airbags
Driver knee airbag
Lane Departure warning system
Air-controlled braking system; disc brakes all-round
Engine brake
Intarder


Options:

Front Parabolic suspension: +$800
Rear Air Suspension: +$1200
6x4 chassis:+$7600
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VLT C4


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The VLT C4 is a heavy tractor truck, capable of pulling up to 63 metric tons of load. It is equipped with all the latest technology, and can even be outfitted with a 17-litre V8 Diesel engine, incorporating all the best technology to deliver a staggering 710 PS and 3400 Nm of torque.

C4-450 4x2 $101,891
C4-550 4x2$115,356
C4-710 V8 4x2 $128,716



C4-450 4x2

Type: VLT DC6-C78 6-cilinder Line, cast aluminium, 4 valves per cylinder, double overhead camshafts.
Displacement: 10.997 cm3
Compression: 19.1:1

Commonrail Diesel Injection.

Power output: 450 PS at 1.900 rpm
Maximum torque: 2200 Nm at 1.000-1.400 rpm.
Driven Wheels: 2, Rear

Top speed: 100 KM/H (Governed)
Fuel Consumption: Highway travel: 19,7 l / 100 km
Combined: 28,6 l / 100 km
Advised fuel: Diesel

Fuel capacity: 650 litres
Dry weight: 7098 kg
Max GVW: 50000 Kg

Gearbox: VLTC 18-speed Tiptronic Gearbox
Suspension Front: Parabolic
Suspension Rear: Air


C4-550 4x2


Type: VLT DC6-C81 6-cilinder Line, cast aluminium, 4 valves per cylinder, double overhead camshafts.
Displacement: 13.293 cm3
Compression: 18.5:1

Commonrail Diesel Injection.

Power output: 550 PS at 1.900 rpm
Maximum torque: 2700 Nm at 1.000-1.400 rpm.
Driven Wheels: 2, Rear

Top speed: 100 KM/H (Governed)
Fuel Consumption: Highway travel: 23,9 l / 100 km
Combined: 29,8 l / 100 km
Advised fuel: Diesel

Fuel capacity: 650 litres
Dry weight: 7154 kg
Max GVW: 50000 Kg

Gearbox: VLTC 18-speed Tiptronic Gearbox
Suspension Front: Parabolic
Suspension Rear: Air


C4-710 V8 4x2

Type: VLT DC8-C11 8-cilinder V, cast aluminium, 4 valves per cylinder, double overhead camshafts.
Displacement: 16.993 cm3
Compression: 18.9:1

Commonrail Diesel Injection.

Power output: 710 PS at 2.000 rpm
Maximum torque: 3400 Nm at 1.000-1.500 rpm.
Driven Wheels: 2, Rear

Top speed: 100 KM/H (Governed)
Fuel Consumption: Highway travel: 26,1 l / 100 km
Combined: 34,2 l / 100 km
Advised fuel: Diesel

Fuel capacity: 700 litres
Dry weight: 7312 kg
Max GVW: 70000 Kg

Gearbox: VLTC 18-speed Tiptronic Gearbox
Suspension Front: Parabolic
Suspension Rear: Air


STANDARD EQUIPMENT

Audio / Telematics


Satellite navigation system with 7" colour display & fleet management services
40 GB harddrive for storage of MP3, map data and digital tachograph system.
450W sound system with subwoofer
Bluetooth mobile phone connectivity
Radio CD player with MP3 player (12 speakers)
CD auto-changer (12 disc)

Exterior

High-gloss Alcoa 22.5 Inch tyres
Custom colour and paintjob, to be specified by customer
Electrically folding, adjustable, heated wing mirrors
Air suspended cabin

Functional / Electrical

Alarm system Type VLT A3, with GPS tracking system
Windscreen with IR reflecting layer, tinted anti-dazzle band & heated wiper blade area
Tri zone automatic climate control
Front and rear parking sensors with graphical display. Reversing signal
Multifunction display & trip computer
Visibility pack (rain, dusk and condensation sensors)
Electrically operated sunroof
Height adjustable driver and passenger seats, Electrical and air suspended
Adaptive Cruise control
Electric windows
Independent Heating and airconditioning system
Head-up Display
2 batteries, 225 Ah. Vehicle system @ 24V

Interior

Front seats with three stage heating and ventilation
Steering wheel mounted audio controls
Leather steering wheel & gear knob
curtains all-round
Leather upholstery
Fridge, 65 litres
Bunk bed, which can be transformed into a seating arrangement for 4 persons

Safety

Headlight washer system
Front fog lights
Front seat belts with electronic pretensioners & load limiters
Vehicle Dynamic Control with hill holder (ABS + ASR + EBD + Brake Assistant)
Bi-Xenon headlights
LED rear lighting
Driver, passenger, front side & window airbags
Driver knee airbag
Lane Departure warning system
Air-controlled braking system; disc brakes all-round
Engine brake
Intarder


Options:

6x4 chassis: +$7600
Lowsleeper (low sleeper cab):+$9100
Topsleeper (high sleeper cab): +$13800
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The C6 is a small commercial vehicle, which stands on a platform which is shared with the VLT L3. This gives the C6 extraordinary driving dynamics for a commercial vehicle, while still being a very useful automobile: It can transport 2 loaded Europallets (80x120cm) at the same time, and up to three people can sit in a dedicated cargo vehicle. Optional is a sliding door on the right side of the vehicle, making goods delivery easier for the driver. To further simplify the distribution of goods, the passenger seats can be removed, leaving a flat floor. The dividing wall between the passenger and cargo compartment can then be folded away, allowing the driver to access the cargo compartment without leaving the vehicle.

The C6 is available with all the familiar Diesel engines from the L3, but can also be delivered with either a 1.0 TCi E-motion or 1.4 TCi petrol engine. This makes the C6 a remarkably quick vehicle, which is also reliable and available at an attractive price. The interior of the delivery vehicle is cheerful, and comes standard with a radio/CD/MP3 player, a 6-speed gearbox and climate control. Cruise control and other luxuries are also standard, at a very attractive price.

The C6 can also be delivered in a passenger version, allowing up to 6 persons to be seated, with ample cargo space.

1.6 CD 120$16,900
2.0 CD 160$20,710
2.0 CD 200$25,810
1.0 TCi E-motion$15,000
1.4 TCi 160$21,000


1.6 CD 120
Type: VLT 4-cilinder, cast aluminium, 4 valves per cylinder, Commonrail Technology
Displacement: 1.619 cm3
Compression: 18.3:1

Commonrail Injection. Single Centrifugal supercharger (Antonov) with response system, 1.2 bar boost pressure

Power output: 120 PS at 3.900 rpm
Maximum torque: 270 Nm at 1.900 rpm.
Driven Wheels: 2, Rear

Acceleration: 0-100 km/h 9.9 seconds
Top speed: 188 KM/H
Fuel Consumption: Highway travel: 4,1 l / 100 km
Combined: 6,2 l / 100 km
Advised fuel: Diesel

Fuel capacity: 65 litres
Dry weight: 1350 kg
Max Payload: 600 Kg
Max Towing Capacity: 1500 Kg

Turning circle: 10.9 metres
Gearbox: VLT 6-speed manual gearbox


2.0 CD 160
Type: VLT 4-cilinder, cast aluminium, 4 valves per cylinder, Commonrail Technology
Displacement: 1.998 cm3
Compression: 18.3:1

Commonrail Injection. Single Centrifugal supercharger (Antonov) with response system, 1.2 bar boost pressure

Power output: 160 PS at 4.100 rpm
Maximum torque: 360 Nm at 1.950 rpm.
Driven Wheels: 2, Rear

Acceleration: 0-100 km/h 8.3 seconds
Top speed: 213 KM/H
Fuel Consumption: Highway travel: 4,3 l / 100 km
Combined: 6,4 l / 100 km
Advised fuel: Diesel

Fuel capacity: 65 litres
Dry weight: 1367 kg
Max Payload: 600 Kg
Max Towing Capacity: 1500 Kg

Turning circle: 10.9 metres
Gearbox: VLT 6-speed manual gearbox


2.0 CD 200
Type: VLT 4-cilinder, cast aluminium, 4 valves per cylinder, Commonrail Technology
Displacement: 1.998 cm3
Compression: 18.3:1

Commonrail Injection. Single Centrifugal supercharger (Antonov) with response system, 1.2 bar boost pressure

Power output: 200 PS at 4.400 rpm
Maximum torque: 410 Nm at 1.810 rpm.
Driven Wheels: 2, Rear

Acceleration: 0-100 km/h 7.2 seconds
Top speed: 234 KM/H
Fuel Consumption: Highway travel: 4,8 l / 100 km
Combined: 6,9 l / 100 km
Advised fuel: Diesel

Fuel capacity: 65 litres
Dry weight: 1369 kg
Max Payload: 600 Kg
Max Towing Capacity: 1500 Kg

Turning circle: 10.9 metres
Gearbox: VLT 6-speed manual gearbox


1.0 TCi E-motion
Type: VLT 4-cilinder, cast aluminium, 4 valves per cylinder, double overhead camshafts, variable timing.
Displacement: 990 cm3
Compression: variable (8:1-16:1)

direct fuel injection. Turbocharger + Supercharger

Power output: 120 PS at 5.600 rpm
Maximum torque: 190 Nm at 1.700 rpm.
Driven Wheels: 2, Rear

Acceleration: 0-100 km/h 9.5 seconds
Top speed: 197 KM/H
Fuel Consumption: Highway travel: 4,5 l / 100 km
Combined: 6,2 l / 100 km
Advised fuel: Super RON98

Fuel capacity: 65 litres
Dry weight: 1344 kg
Max Payload: 500 Kg
Max Towing Capacity: 1300 Kg

Turning circle: 10.9 metres
Gearbox: VLT 6-speed manual gearbox


1.4 TCi 160
Type: VLT 4-cilinder, cast aluminium, 4 valves per cylinder, double overhead camshafts, variable timing.
Displacement: 1399 cm3
Compression: variable (8:1-16:1)

direct fuel injection. Turbocharger + Supercharger

Power output: 160 PS at 5.800 rpm
Maximum torque: 230 Nm at 1.750 rpm.
Driven Wheels: 2, Rear

Acceleration: 0-100 km/h 8.2 seconds
Top speed: 211 KM/H
Fuel Consumption: Highway travel: 5,4 l / 100 km
Combined: 7,0 l / 100 km
Advised fuel: Super RON98

Fuel capacity: 65 litres
Dry weight: 1358 kg
Max Payload: 600 Kg
Max Towing Capacity: 1300 Kg

Turning circle: 10.9 metres
Gearbox: VLT 6-speed manual gearbox

STANDARD EQUIPMENT


Interior
Oil level sensor with indicator in instrument cluster
Floor mats
Graduated tinted windscreen
Rear-view and exterior mirrors, automatically dimming
Cloth Upholstery
On-board trip computer including the following functions: External temperature display, average fuel consumption, fuel range, average speed and current consumption
Cruise Control
Seat adjustment - front, electric
Air conditioning, automatic
Air microfilters
Armrest - front, with storage compartment
Battery in cargo compartment with jump start facility in engine bay
Courtesy lights, front with soft on/off dimming
Cargo compartment light, automatically dimming
Cup holders
Electric windows - with open/close fingertip contol, anti-trap facility and comfort closing function
Handbrake lever and gear lever knob in leather
Anthracite headlining
Interior strap for small items
Rear-view mirror automatically dimming
Start/Stop button
Steering column with electric reach and rake adjustment
Storage compartments in door panels
Sun visors with vanity mirrors and ticket pocket
Toolkit located under the cargo compartment
Lashing eyes in luggage compartment
Three-spoke multi-function leather steering wheel
Seat height adjustment, front, electric
Power-assisted steering with city setting
Optimum gear shift indicator
Park Distance Control (PDC), front and rear
Sliding cargo compartment door
Removable passenger seats


Exterior
Towbar with removable ball head
Xenon headlights for low and high beam
All round anti-corrosion system with partial hot galvanising, phosphate treatment and cathodic dip paintwork, preservation of hollow cavities, underfloor protection
Exterior mirrors - aspheric, electric adjustment
Indicator lenses, clear
Wash wipe system, rear
Windscreen washer jets
Windscreen wipers with adjustable intermittent intervals
Headlamp washers
Disc brakes - front and rear, inner vented
Lightweight multilink rear axle

Safety
Passenger seat occupancy sensor, front
Rain sensor with automatic headlight activation
Run-flat tyres with Tyre Puncture Warning System
Safety body - Deformation zones front and rear, door reinforcements
Seat belts - inertia reel at the front with pyrotechnical belt latch tensioner, belt force limiter, belt restrainer and height adjustment
Side impact protection
Airbags - for Driver and passenger, front and side
Alarm system with remote control (Class 3)
Anti-lock Braking System (ABS)
Brake Energy Regeneration
Brake Force Display - brake light intensity geared to brake force (two stages)
Central locking switch in centre of dashboard
Cornering Brake Control
Crash sensor activating central locking release, hazard warning lights, fuel cut-off and interior lighting
Dynamic Electronic Safety Programme (DESP)
Electric Power Steering with Servotronic
Electronic Brake-force Distribution (EBD)
Electronic immobiliser
First Aid kit and warning triangle
Foglights, front
Impact-Depending Airbag System, driver and front passenger
Intelligent Alternator control
ITS head airbags – driver and front passenger seat occupancy sensor
Lights on warning
Stationary Shutdown System (3S)


Multimedia
Bluetooth telephone preparation with telematics
4X60W Radio CD with 6CD dashboard mounted CD changer, Fingertip Remote Controls and 6 speakers
USB/audio interface
Voice Control
Auxiliary input point for auxiliary playing devices


Options
Passenger version: +$1600
Navigation system, 16:9 with DVD support: +$500
Sliding door, side:+$500
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VLT C7
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The VLT C7 is a step up from the C6, and is based on the VLT L10. It will be equipped with the new engines from both the VLT L3 and L5, and will be the choice of both independent entrepreneurs and large companies. Its standard equipment can be described as luxurious, and driving dynamics are in line with the VLT passenger automobiles. The C7 can be delivered in various configurations, making it an attractive choice for everyone in search of a medium-weight commercial van.

As standard, it features sliding doors on both sides of the vehicle, while two rear doors ease the loading and unloading of long objects. As with the C6, the C7 has the possibility to remove the two passenger seats, and access the cargo hold from the passenger compartment via a sliding door. Next to this, the C7 is available with a double cab, allowing up to 6 persons to be transported safely, together with their cargo. A passenger version can also be delivered, featuring a 9-person capacity.

With the availability of the 340 horsepower TCi-6 petrol engine, the C7 is undoubtedly one of the fastest commercial vans on the market today. Next to the petrol TCi-6, two four-cylinder petrol models are available, along with 2 four-cylinder diesels and a range-topping 270 horsepower 3.0 CD diesel engine. All engines are connected to a 6-speed TCG semi-automatic gearbox as standard.


1.4 TCi E-motion$26,981
1.4 TCi 200$30,581
2.7 TCi-6$35,711
2.0 CD 160$25,492
2.0 CD 200$27,800
3.0 CD 270$32,300


1.4 TCi E-Motion

Type: VLT 4-cilinder, cast aluminium, 4 valves per cylinder, double overhead camshafts, variable timing.
Displacement: 1399 cm3
Compression: variable (8:1-16:1)

direct fuel injection. Turbocharger + Supercharger

Power output: 160 PS at 5.800 rpm
Maximum torque: 230 Nm at 1.750 rpm.
Driven Wheels: 2, Rear

Acceleration: 0-100 km/h 10.1 seconds
Top speed: 200 KM/H
Fuel Consumption: Highway travel: 5,6 l / 100 km
Combined: 7,8 l / 100 km
Advised fuel: Super RON98

Fuel capacity: 70 litres
Dry weight: 1700 kg
Max Payload: 1100 Kg
Max Towing Capacity: 2000 Kg

Turning circle: 11.9 metres
Gearbox: VLT 6-speed TCG gearbox


1.4 TCi 200

Type: VLT 4-cilinder, cast aluminium, 4 valves per cylinder, double overhead camshafts, variable timing.
Displacement: 1399 cm3
Compression: variable (8:1-16:1)

direct fuel injection. Turbocharger + Supercharger

Power output: 200 PS at 5.500 rpm
Maximum torque: 290 Nm at 1.750 rpm.
Driven Wheels: 2, Rear

Acceleration: 0-100 km/h 8.4 seconds
Top speed: 230 KM/H
Fuel Consumption: Highway travel: 5,9 l / 100 km
Combined: 7,9 l / 100 km
Advised fuel: Super RON98

Fuel capacity: 70 litres
Dry weight: 1705 kg
Max Payload: 1100 Kg
Max Towing Capacity: 2000 Kg

Turning circle: 11.9 metres
Gearbox: VLT 6-speed TCG gearbox


2.7 TCi-6 340

Type: VLT 6-cilinder, cast aluminium, 5 valves per cylinder, double overhead camshafts
Displacement: 2705 cm3
Compression: Variable, 8:1-16:1

Direct fuel injection. Two VLT variable geometry turbochargers.

Power output: 340 PS at 6.800 rpm
Maximum torque: 450 Nm at 2.200 rpm.
Driven Wheels: 2, Rear

Acceleration: 0-100 km/h 5.5 seconds
Top speed: 250 KM/H (governed)
Fuel Consumption: Highway travel: 7,1 l / 100 km
Combined: 8,7 l / 100 km
Advised fuel: Super RON98

Fuel capacity: 70 litres
Dry weight: 1775 kg
Max Payload: 1200 Kg
Max Towing Capacity: 2500 Kg

Turning circle: 11.9 metres
Gearbox: VLT 6-speed TCG gearbox


2.0 CD 160
Type: VLT 4-cilinder, cast aluminium, 4 valves per cylinder, Commonrail Technology
Displacement: 1.998 cm3
Compression: 18.3:1

Commonrail Injection. Single Centrifugal supercharger (Antonov) with response system, 1.2 bar boost pressure

Power output: 160 PS at 4.100 rpm
Maximum torque: 360 Nm at 1.950 rpm.
Driven Wheels: 2, Rear

Acceleration: 0-100 km/h 9.4 seconds
Top speed: 211 KM/H
Fuel Consumption: Highway travel: 4,6 l / 100 km
Combined: 6,8 l / 100 km
Advised fuel: Diesel

Fuel capacity: 70 litres
Dry weight: 1720 kg
Max Payload: 1100 Kg
Max Towing Capacity: 2000 Kg

Turning circle: 11.9 metres
Gearbox: VLT 6-speed TCG gearbox


2.0 CD 200
Type: VLT 4-cilinder, cast aluminium, 4 valves per cylinder, Commonrail Technology
Displacement: 1.998 cm3
Compression: 18.3:1

Commonrail Injection. Single Centrifugal supercharger (Antonov) with response system, 1.2 bar boost pressure

Power output: 200 PS at 4.400 rpm
Maximum torque: 410 Nm at 1.810 rpm.
Driven Wheels: 2, Rear

Acceleration: 0-100 km/h 7.8 seconds
Top speed: 231 KM/H
Fuel Consumption: Highway travel: 5,4 l / 100 km
Combined: 7,4 l / 100 km
Advised fuel: Diesel

Fuel capacity: 70 litres
Dry weight: 1740 kg
Max Payload: 1200 Kg
Max Towing Capacity: 2500 Kg

Turning circle: 11.9 metres
Gearbox: VLT 6-speed TCG gearbox



3.0 CD 270
Type: VLT 6-cilinder, cast aluminium, 5 valves per cylinder, Commonrail Technology
Displacement: 2.995 cm3
Compression: 18.9:1

Commonrail Injection. Twin Centrifugal superchargers (Antonov) with response system, 1.2 bar boost pressure

Power output: 270 PS at 3.100 rpm
Maximum torque: 590 Nm at 1.750 rpm.
Driven Wheels: 2, Rear

Acceleration: 0-100 km/h 6.2 seconds
Top speed: 250 KM/H (governed)
Fuel Consumption: Highway travel: 5,6l / 100 km
Combined: 7,8l / 100 km
Advised fuel: Diesel

Fuel capacity: 70 litres
Dry weight: 1760 kg
Max Payload: 1200 Kg
Max Towing Capacity: 2500 Kg

Turning circle: 11.9 metres
Gearbox: VLT 6-speed TCG gearbox


STANDARD EQUIPMENT

Interior
Oil level sensor with indicator in instrument cluster
Floor mats
Sunroof with sliding and tilt function, electric adjustment
Solar cells in sunroof, Auxiliary Power.
Graduated tinted windscreen
Rear-view and exterior mirrors, automatically dimming
Cloth Upholstery
On-board trip computer including the following functions: External temperature display, average fuel consumption, fuel range, average speed and current consumption
Adaptive Cruise Control
Seat adjustment - front, electric with driver memory
Seat heating, front
Air conditioning, automatic
Air microfilters
Armrest - front, with storage compartment
Battery in cargo compartment with jump start facility in engine bay
Courtesy lights, with soft on/off dimming
Cup holders
Electric windows - with open/close fingertip contol, anti-trap facility and comfort closing function
Handbrake lever and gear lever knob in leather
Anthracite headlining
Interior lighting package
Passenger compartment strap for small items
Rear-view mirror automatically dimming
Start/Stop button
Steering column with electric reach and rake adjustment
Storage compartments in door panels, front
Sun visors with vanity mirrors and ticket pocket
Toolkit located under the cargo compartment
Lashing eyes in luggage compartment
Three-spoke multi-function leather steering wheel
Child seat ISOFIX attachment, front, with front airbag deactivation
Seat adjustment - front, electric
Seat height adjustment, front, electric
Power-assisted steering with city setting
Optimum gear shift indicator for TCG gearbox
Park Distance Control (PDC), front and rear


Exterior
Adaptive cornering headlights
Comfort Access system - keyless door entry and keyless engine start
Towbar with removable ball head
Xenon headlights for low and high beam
All round anti-corrosion system with partial hot galvanising, phosphate treatment and cathodic dip paintwork, preservation of hollow cavities, underfloor protection
Exterior mirrors - aspheric, electric adjustment
Indicator lenses, clear
Wash wipe system, rear
Windscreen washer jets
Windscreen wipers with adjustable intermittent intervals
Headlamp washers
Disc brakes - front and rear, inner vented
Lightweight multilink rear axle



Safety
Passenger seat occupancy sensor, front
Rain sensor with automatic headlight activation
Removable rear head restraints
Run-flat tyres with Tyre Puncture Warning System
Safety body - Deformation zones front and rear, door reinforcements
Seat belts - inertia reel at the front with pyrotechnical belt latch tensioner, belt force limiter, belt restrainer and height adjustment
Side impact protection
Airbags - for Driver and passenger, front and side
Alarm system with remote control (Class 3)
Anti-lock Braking System (ABS)
Brake Energy Regeneration
Brake Force Display - brake light intensity geared to brake force (two stages)
Central locking switch in centre of dashboard
Cornering Brake Control
Crash sensor activating central locking release, hazard warning lights, fuel cut-off and interior lighting
Dynamic Electronic Safety Programme (DESP)
Electric Power Steering with Servotronic
Electronic Brake-force Distribution (EBD)
Electronic immobiliser
First Aid kit and warning triangle
Foglights, front
Impact-Depending Airbag System, driver and front passenger
Intelligent Alternator control
ITS head airbags - driver and front passenger seat occupancy sensor.
Lights on warning
Stationary Shutdown System (3S)
Camera rear view mirror
Side-looking camera
Blind Spot Monitor


Multimedia
Bluetooth telephone preparation with telematics
4X60W Radio CD with 6CD dashboard mounted CD changer, Fingertip Remote Controls and 6 speakers
Navigation System - 16:9 fullscreen touch monitor with DVD support, 500GB harddisk
USB/audio interface
Voice Control
Auxilary input point for auxilary playing devices


Options
Leather upholstery: +$900
Passenger version, 6 persons incl cargo compartment: +$2000
Passenger version, 9 persons:+$2100
Elongated wheelbase: +$500
Heightened roof (can be combined with elongated wheelbase): +$500
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VLT M5

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VLT M5 4x4 with extended cabin in Van Luxemburger service shown


In early 2003, the first deliveries of the VLT M5 took place at the Findelkasern in Luxembourg. They were destined for the first regiment of the Groussherzogliche Arméi, the regiment being otherwise known as the Gourssherzogliche Wuecht. The vehicle was at that point the pinnacle of Van Luxemburger experience in the development of military trucks, and perhaps one of the most advanced of its kind. Nevertheless, vehicle reliability remained a major issue for the Arméi that had ordered these vehicles, and thus two different versions had been designed, one primarily for logistical services with the auxiliary troops of the Arméi, and one version that would only have the most basic of necessities on board.

With the former being equipped with more luxuries and an improved suspension system that allowed for more comfort, but also was extremely capable in various types of terrain, the M5a was clearly the most popular version among the soldiers and drivers that had to operate these vehicles. On the other hand, mechanics and financial experts preferred the simpler M5b, as it was far easier to repair due to a lack of complicated parts, and had a lower replacement cost, while the less complicated parts were also cheaper and universally available. With these differences in preference regarding various versions of the M5, the Ministry of Defence evaluated the design together with VLT’s defence vehicles department in early 2009, in order to come to a better design that was beneficial for all parties.

During one of these evaluation sessions, VLT revealed that it was planning to make one standard specification for the M5, with a new version of the Hydropneumatic suspension offered on the auxiliary M5’s. As the revision proposal was received in a positive way by the personnel of the Ministry of Defence that attended the meetings, VLT went to work immediately to make the M5 better than it was.

The first step was to mount a newer version of the hydropneumatic suspension that made the VLT M5 unique. This system replaces the conventional leaf or coil spring suspension commonly used in trucks, by a system that works with hydraulic cylinders, mounted between the axles and the chassis. The cylinders have been connected with each other along the length of the vehicle, together with nitrogen-filled hydraulic accumulators. If a tyre hits a bump, the nitrogen is compressed, if the tyre then returns to the normal driving situation, the nitrogen will expand once again to return the suspension to normal circumstances. A constant hydropneumatic suspension with onboard damping is thus available. The system, however, is progressive, which means that the system can take into account the type of terrain the vehicle is currently on, as well as the differences in loaded or unloaded conditions. As the hydropneumatic cylinders are only connected length-wise, the suspension left and right has essentially been separated, which means that all wheels will have equal ground pressure in uneven terrain. Furthermore, as the system stabilizes per vehicle side, no stabilizer beams are necessary, meaning the unsprung weight of the vehicle will be lower, which improves roadholding, terrain capabilities and total vehicle weight.

The cylinders used in this system have very few moving parts, meaning they require little maintenance, and will not require replacement often. The system itself is light, reliable and relatively small, and ready for a long service life. Furthermore, should replacement be necessary, a mechanic can mount a new cylinder unit (which can be ordered complete or in parts, with complete units only requiring basic mechanical skill to mount onto the chassis and connect the hydraulic tubing). Also, the HPVS system is, in soldier terminology, idiot-proof by being able to withstand the extra stresses of exceeding the maximum weight of the vehicle.

Furthermore, the system has several additional features, such as the crosswise stabilization of the vehicle that takes place automatically under a speed of 3 km/h. If necessary, the driver can also engage it at speeds above this limit. The stabilization system makes sure that the chassis and cabin of the vehicle remain level while the vehicle itself is at a side slope. This is done by locking the cylinders of the suspension in a level position on one side of the vehicle. This prevents the vehicle from tipping over, making it easier to cross steep side slopes. Also, there is a system on board that stabilizes the vehicle in corners, to reduce vehicle roll. This is done by temporarily deactivating the hydropneumatic suspension in high-speed corners, reducing the rolling movement caused by the suspension system. If necessary, the system can also be turned off in case the suspension system of the truck is absolutely necessary.

Next to these features, HPVS also offers a vehicle weight indicator, making it easy to avoid overloading the vehicle. The system will even sound a short alarm in case the vehicle is overloaded and the driver attempts to drive off, but this function can be turned off or ignored, in order to allow emergency military operations. Also, a system has been installed that can keep the vehicle completely level when standing still. This can be necessary for example for the role as mobile launch platform for missile or gun systems. As the M5 is prepared for modular use, HPVS can assist when (off)loading modules or containers. This means that the rear axles will automatically lower, in order to ease the load on these axles.

However, not only the suspension system was perfected. The cab was improved from the last version, and now leans heavily on the architecture of the commercial C3 model, making it easier to replace parts and add protective measures for the crew. All electric circuits have been waterproofed and the air inlet and exhaust were placed in stacks behind the cabin itself, in order to increase fording efficiency. The cab of the truck has now been equipped with hydropneumatic cabin suspension, that allows for extra comfort, and uses the same parts as the chassis suspension. The fact that the cab is essentially separate from the chassis, improves mine protection, as a titanium armour plate between the top of the engine and the cab itself protects the passengers, while the cabin suspension allows for some extra movement between the chassis and the cab. This makes the M5 a remarkably mine-safe vehicle. Together with the hydropneumatic suspension, three cabin seats with air suspension have been supplied, which allows for more comfort in rough terrain or on bad roads.

Inside the cab, the M5 shows similarities with the commercial vehicle line of VLT. While the interior has been stripped of excess luxuries, and the seats have been covered in cheap and easy-to-clean imitation leather, a simple radio can still be mounted on vehicles if deemed desireable; as the dashboard has preparations for a 2DIN entertainment systems as delivered on the commercial vehicles, it is possible to install a fullscreen navigation system, for example for trucks operating far behind the front lines and in peacetime by auxiliary troops. A simple but effective heater is supplied, which can also produce chilled air by directing the airflow required for the chilled air along the truck’s engine air intake. An air conditioning system is available as an option on every M5 truck, to keep the basic mechanics as simple as possible.

There is ample space in the cabin itself to store various types of communication equipment, such as military-grade radios. Furthermore, the seats have been equipped with a mounting point for a rifle, such that the service weapon can be kept within reach. If necessary, the rear panel of the cabin can be used as stowage space to keep heavier weaponry, such as missile launchers, but can also be used for two bunk beds when the longer cabin is opted for. When the bunk beds are not used as such, they can serve as a four-person bench, for example for other vehicle crews.

A roof hatch has been built into the truck roof, and can be accessed via the center seat, which can be folded down in order to provide a solid platform to stand on. The hatch ring mount can be used to mount light support weapons, such as small-calibre machine guns, for example the FN MAG used by the Van Luxemburger Arméi. In conflict areas, the cabin can be armoured by appliqué armour, protecting against small arms fire, for example the ubiquitous 7.62x39mm AK round. This armour set can be easily applied by two persons with at least basic mechanic skills.

However, should the protection against just small arms not be enough, VLT also offers an enhanced, built-in armour kit, developed together with Müller Panzerwerke, a company leading on the Van Luxemburger armour market. As the armour on the roof is increased and essentially strengthens the roof, it is also possible to mount heavy, guided weaponry or a remote weapons station in the hatch mount. The integrated package will not only protect against small arms fire, but will also offer enhanced protection against shrapnel and mine or IED explosions. This is further enhanced by the V-shaped armour plate that is standard on every M5, regardless of if it has been equipped with the integrated armour package or not.

Behind the cab, the M5 has one or two spare tyres, depending on the amount of tyres and the task of the vehicle. A small auxiliary power unit can also be mounted in some cases, in order to provide electricity while the main engine is not running. Another option is a winch, that can be used to recover light vehicles if necessary. A lighter winch can also be mounted in front of the cab.

In terms of lighting, the M5 makes use of LED lights, that require minimal servicing and have a high efficiency level. In normal (civilian) situations, the front lights will provide regular lighting, but in military operations, the amount of LED’s active can be brought back to military-grade lighting standards by just the push of a button.

Behind the cabin, the chassis of the M5 is very modular. A simple roll-on/roll-off system allows the truck to be reconfigured for various tasks, all by using a uniform mounting design. The operator has the choice of winching relatively light modules onto the back of the vehicle, by using the optional winch. Another option is to use a hook loader that the M5 can be equipped with, which can pull specially prepared container units onto the vehicle chassis and automatically secure them in place. The third option is to load the modules onto the truck by a crane. All these options and the modular construction of the M5 mean that it is a very versatile vehicle, able to be configured to any task.

Two specific versions of the M5 differ from this modular setup: a tractor version that can be used to pull various semitrailers for military tasks, such as MBT or IFV transport, or any form of behind-the-front-line replenishment. Another vehicle is the recovery vehicle that the M5 can be turned into. Due to the strength of the chassis being necessary for pulling heavy loads, it was not desirable to make a recovery module that would simply be mounted onto the truck. Therefore, a separate version was designed, that could recover and tow vehicles weighing up to 100 tons.

The M5 is equipped with a 6.1-litre VLT commercial vehicle engine, which has 6 cilinders in line and 4 valves per cylinder. The engine is made out of cast aluminium and has double overhead camshafts. Commonrail injection makes the engine more efficient and powerful, yielding a total power output of 280 PS (276 hp, 205 kW) at 2.050 rpm. A torque of 1200 Nm (885 lb-ft) ensures enough pulling power in every gear. With this engine, codenamed DC6-C83 in VLT terms, the M5 can achieve a top speed of 120 km/h and will have a fuel consumption of around 23 L/100 km for a 5,900 KG tractor with no armouring.

This engine is subsequently connected to a 6-speed manual gearbox with low and high range gears provided through a transfer case mounted behind the gearbox. The gearbox itself is entirely synchronized and hydraulically assisted, and has two sticks to shift gear and switch between high and low range, respectively. As an option, customers can also order the 12-speed VLTC tiptronic gearbox as delivered in commercial trucks. This tiptronic gearbox facilitates fully automatic gear changes, as well as sequential gearchanges by the driver itself. A torque converter transfers the power from the engine to the transmission.

It is also possible to order more powerful engines from the VLT factories; in general, the M5 can mount all commercial truck engines delivered in the VLTC line. Two engines will be outlined; the DC6-C78 11-litre 6-cylinder line engine and the VLT DC8-C11 17-litre V8 engine.

The first of these two engines shares its architecture with the basic engine of the M5: a 6-cylinder line engine with 4 valves per cylinder and common rail diesel injection, as well as a cast aluminium engine design with a double overhead camshaft. However, the engine is significantly larger at 11 litres, and has a power output of 470 PS (463 hp, 345 kW) and 2500 Nm (1844 lb-ft) of torque. The engine is especially suitable for carrying heavier loads than normal, but trades in fuel consumption for power; it will consume 27 L/100 km for a 5,988 KG tractor with no armouring.

The second engine is completely different from all commercial diesels offered by VLT: It is a V8 engine with commonrail injection, also with 4 valves per cylinder, an aluminium engine design and double overhead camshafts. The displacement of this monstrous engine is 17 litres, which leads to a power output of 710 PS (700 hp, 522 kW) and a torque of 2400 Nm (2507 lb-ft). The V8 engine is especially suited for pulling heavy loads, such as an MBT transporter or a large missile launching platform. It is however the most uneconomical engine in the range, at a fuel consumption of 33 L/100 km for a 6,050 KG tractor with no armouring.

For all versions, a PTO or power take-off has been provided at the back of the vehicle, allowing it to power other equipment via an additional driveshaft. Equipment such as pumps and heavy winches are ideally suited for mounting to this PTO system.

In conclusion, the VLT M5 is a vehicle suited to any modern military force, that requires quick, efficient and reliable wheeled transport for its logistical and frontline units.


Prices

Base Price (M5 with 280 PS 6-cylinder engine): $295,000
470 PS 6-cylinder engine:+$16,000
700 PS V8 engine: +$30,000
12-speed VLT tiptronic transmission: +$2800
Tractor version, 4x4: -$2100
Tractor version, 6x6: +$5400
Tractor version, 8x8: +$11,200
Tractor version, 10x8: +$14,000
Rigid truck chassis, 4x4: Standard
Rigid truck chassis, 6x6: +$5400
Rigid truck chassis, 8x8: +$11,200
Rigid truck chassis, 10x8:+$15,000
Recovery vehicle, max 100 ton:+$210,000
For other commercial vehicle engines, please inquire.
Armouring (as standard unarmoured, STANAG 4569 Level 2 against mines):
Applique armour kit (STANAG 4569 Level 2, 7.62mm AK, Mines: Level 3): +$71,000
Integrated armour kit (STANAG 4569 Level 3, 7.62mm NATO, Mines: Level 4): +$210,000
Additional options:
Radio/CD/MP3 player 4x40W: +$200
Satellite Navigation system ( military-grade, 2DIN): +$5400
Air Conditioning system: +$700
Long cabin (+2 bunk beds/4 passengers): +$1800
Auxiliary Power Unit (APU): +$3200
Winch (front, max 16500 lbs/7500 kg): +$2000
Winch (Rear, max 50000 lbs/22,670 kg): +$10,000
Hook loader system (only on rigid trucks!): +$21,000
Foldable loading crane (max 18000 kg @ 4.7m): +$33,000


Further Specifications

Base weight (4x4 tractor, standard): 6,500 KG
Max GVW (6x6 tractor and above, standard): 120,000 KG
Max GVW (10x8 tractor, with modifications): 220,000 KG
Max. speed (4x4 truck, V8): 150 km/h
Fuel tank (standard): 200 litres
Max. range (4x4 truck, standard): 870 km
Max. Slope: 60%
Max. Side Slope: 35%
Length: 7.6 metres (4x4)
Width: 2,50 metres
Height: 3.9 metres
Max. wade depth: 3.5 metres
Last edited by Van Luxemburg on Fri Mar 11, 2011 6:23 am, edited 1 time in total.

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