07-21-2012, 05:46 PM
Avalon Waterways PR Wrote:Avalon introduces luxurious Visionary convertible
2012 brings with it another exciting Suite Ship cruising along Europe's glorious Rhine, Main, and Danube Rivers. The Avalon Visionary delivers an intimate setting featuring door-to-door Panoramic Windows that transform the cabin topped with a unique Open-Air Convertible soft top. giving you the rare opportunity to wake each morning to the enchanting scenery and fresh breezes.
The design: ultimate luxurious elegance, natural sportiness and sparkling looks.
The luxurious yet elegant driving experience of the new Avalon Visionary Convertible is reflected in the athletic elegance and sense-tingling sportiness of its exterior design. A long, sweeping hood, set-back passenger compartment, long wheelbase and flat waistline combine to create the proportions typical of a Avalon suite convertible. The precise interplay of eye-catching lines and meticulously sculpted surfaces help to give the new Avalon Visionary Convertible its elegant looks.
Like the lines projecting out from the nose of the car and continuing along its full length, the harmoniously curved surfaces of the body take their cue from the movement of waves sent out by a the bow of a river cruise ship piercing the water. Continuing the theme, the waistline surface which leads the body into the interior mimics the character of a river.
Majestic power: four- and six-cylinder engines with Avalon EcoMoselle Technology.
Instantaneous power development and majestic torque are the stand-out features of the two engines available for the new Avalon Visionary Convertible from launch. The I4 powerplant and the V6 unit both have Avalon's EcoMoselle technology and direct injection, and combine their sporting character with outstanding smoothness and exceptional efficiency.
The 2.4-litre four-cylinder engine in the base version of the new Avalon Visionary Convertible develops a maximum 357 hp between 6,500 and 8,400 rpm, and puts its peak torque of 320 lb-ft on tap between 3,750 and 6,500 rpm. This unique engine, whose superchargers are positioned in the inline area between the cylinder banks, produces an instantaneous and sustained wave of power, making it a feast for the enthusiast driver. The base version of the new Avalon Visionary Convertible completes the sprint from 0 to 60 mph in 5.8 seconds, and the engine electronics eventually step in to halt acceleration at 155 mph. This range-topping engine also boasts extraordinary efficiency for a model in its output class, as average fuel consumption of 26 mpg city and 34 mpg highway. CO2 emissions of 249 grams per kilometre clearly show.
The V6 engine under the bonnet of the new Avalon Visionary Convertible complements its EcoMoselle technology and petrol direct injection with VALVETRONIC fully variable valve control. All of which enables the 3.6-litre unit to develop a maximum 450 hp at 7,800 rpm and maximum torque of 430 lb-ft) between 3,300 and 5,500 rpm. This engine propels the Avalon Visionary Convertible from 0 to 60 mph in 4.8 seconds and on to an electronically limited top speed of 155 mph. Its average fuel economy in the US cycle is 20 mpg city amd 29 mpg highway, while CO2 emissions are 165 grams per kilometre.