Monday, February 28, 2011

Convertible Bentley Supersports Ice Speed Record

Motor Show presents GinevraBentley Supersports "Ice Speed Record" Convertible, Limited Edition and the celebration of the ice speed record beaten by a few days ago Supersports Continental Convertible, driven by Juha Kankkunen. The car has reached the 330.695 km / h over a distance of 16.5 kilometers, on a layer of ice 70 cm and temperatures of -30 degrees Celsius.

Its twin-turbo W12 with 640 hp was powered by bioethanol E85. The "Ice Speed Record" will be built in only 100 individuals motivated by W12 that well capable of delivering 800 Nm of torque managed by Quickshift 6-speed automatic transmission. Exhilarating performance with a 0-100 km / covered in just 3.8 seconds and capable of touching 160 km / h in 9.5 seconds.

Volkswagen Bulli Concept

Volkswagen Bulli The electric drive of the third millennium and square shapes. Not once again nothing but the Microbus Concept shares edges with various cuts and up!, Thus denying the stylistic kinship with the legendary Type2 to follow a dogma near the new cars to offer itself as a variant elongated and more interior volume.

This prototype uses a package of lithium-ion battery (40 kWh) with its electric motor 113 hp and 270 Nm, which provides a cue from 0-100 km / h in 11.3 seconds for a top speed of 140 km / h. The maximum range is just under 300 kilometers. The interesting possibility of a full charge in less than an hour, although this benefit is granted only by using special fuel pumps.

Saab 9-5 SportCombi's first video

A few days of the 2011 Geneva Motor Show, Saab released the first official video of its 9-5 SportCombi, which will complement the station wagon version saloon (sedan) in the range of the Swedish manufacturer. As for his sister tapered lines and minimal design, which give the car a "tail" well designed and balanced proportions and where it stands out in particular the horizontal strip with LED technology on the tailgate.

Porsche gives 100 000 € to children Baden-Württemberg

Porsche contributes with 100 000 € at the Children's Foundation Land Baden-Württemberg. Group works council head Uwe Hueck gave Prime Minister Stefan Mappus, the chairman of the Foundation is an appropriate check. He remembered this, remember that secondary school graduates are at least 40 percent of Porsche trainees to give them a chance Porsche has long supported the student prize of the Foundation for the benefit of secondary school students and secondary school students whose educational opportunities will be improved.

Aventador Lamborghini LP700-4

How to summarize a decade using a few numbers. In 2001, the horses were 580, now 700. In 2001, the acceleration of 0-100 km / h was covered in 3.8 seconds, now 2.9. In 2001 ... better stop here, stop the comparisons, not to be disrespectful to the Murcielago. We think today, the new sedan with a V12 engine.

So welcome Aventador LP700-4. Welcome by that name a bit 'so, a new example of bullfighting (a bull Aventador was awarded the "Trofeo de la Peña La Madroñera" following the fighting in the arena of Zaragoza), although less exciting and more complicated than many Miura , Countach, Diablo and Murcielago precisely.

IBX Seat Concept: an unusual sport SUV in Geneva

That of a sporty three-door SUV signed Seat is not a new idea. Today it is called IBX Concept and discover that one of the world premieres at the Geneva 2011, but its roots date back to 2007 when the Spanish brand introduced the tribe. The lines are quite similar and a bit 'refer also to those of IBE Coupe Concept presented in 2009 in Paris.

The IBX is characterized by taut lines and sharp detail design (grille and front air intakes, rear view mirrors, tail lights), but the body of the car looks low and compact. The concept of the Range Rover Evoque, also can be seen as a resemblance to the Ford Kuga. The size comparable to that of the Volkswagen Tiguan might suggest the use of the same mechanics.

Volkswagen Giugiaro Concept: Two proposals for Geneva

The Italdesign Giugiaro will present at the 2011 Geneva Motor Show (3-13 March) two interesting concept car from Volkswagen compact size: it is a 5-door hatchback and a coupe variant characterized by bold and sharp edges . Giugiaro and Ia House Wolfsburg have a collaboration that has its roots since the first version of the Golf and that last year resulted in the acquisition by the Italian atelier German group.

Geneva Motor Show 2011: first pictures of the living

Only a few hours when the inaugural press conference, scheduled at 7.30 tomorrow morning in the Porsche stand, we poked around in the wings of the Geneve Auto Show photographing cars still deprived of the swarm of onlookers, technicians, journalists and fans who take the d ' assault over the next thirteen days.

In this gallery of images stand out and Pagani Huayra FF Ferrari, the Maserati GranTurismo and the BMW ConnectedDrive Vision, though it raises more curiosity two voids in the exhibition Alfa Romeo and Fiat will present the now announced the Alfa GTA 4C, while Fiat a special exhibit in collaboration with Zagato 500.

Peugeot 3008 HYbrid4 Limited Edition

This will be seen at the Geneva Motor Show 2011, which opens March 3. The same day, you can also book exclusively on the Internet and only the first 300 customers. A particular launch, the one designed for the new Peugeot 3008 HYbrid4 diesel engine with 200 hp and providing ZEV (Zero Emission Vehicle) with the possibility of electric motor only.

Reservations can be done from 11 European countries: Austria, Belgium, France, Germany, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Portugal, United Kingdom, Spain and Switzerland. The 3008 Limited Edition HYbrid4 is characterized by some specific and unique design elements, which emphasize the elegance of the car and its technological aspect.

Ford B-Max Concept

The Ford Fusion will be replaced within the next few months of unusual B-Max MPV, presented as a concept car next to the Geneva Motor Show (3-13 March). The small blue oval MPV comes from the Fiesta and measures 5.4 meters in length and 1:59 in height, 11 cm in both axes more than the Fiesta sedan. This increase in size allowed us to obtain a sufficient interior volume for the five passengers, conformed to stow long items up to 2.35 meters thanks to the split and folding bench with a ratio of 40:60.

From a German newspaper, the news of the acquisition of Volkswagen by Porsche!

Indiscretion on howl circulated online and in-depth writing from the swiftly AlVolante, from which I read the news for which Volkswagen would be to complete the acquisition of the Porsche. In Germany, the article is part of the daily Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, which is located halfway between the items that they wanted a postponement of the operation in 2012, that court would have to for financial reasons, and those who thought it was a simple madness of fans.

F1: Red Bull will mount the engines Infiniti

A few weeks before the start of the Formula 1 world championship - which opens in Bahrain was planned but instead will roll over to Melbourne last weekend of March - the Infiniti brand is preparing to land in the world championship circuit of the car. This is the luxury brand of Nissan, will equip the engines of the two Red Bull RB7di Vettel and Webber.

The ambition is obviously twofold: on the one hand, there is yet to excel on the international circuits on the other to gain visibility and attention of consumers in Europe, where, three years after its launch, the brand is still positioned as hoped. The operation, in fact, provides that the cars in question remain the Renault V8 engine, but that will be renamed with the name of the Japanese manufacturer, we recall, 44% is owned by its manufacturer Alps whose CEO, Carlos Ghosn , has long been pointing to tie Infiniti to Formula 1.

BMW and Peugeot Citroen joint venture for the hybrid

BMW Group and PSA PeugeotCitroen invest EUR 100 million in their joint venture dedicated to the development of hybrid technologies. The project is called "BMW Peugeot Citroen Electrification" and will operate from two sites, one on the outskirts of Munich and one in Monaco Mulhouse (here starting in 2014).

Monaco to host all the research and development and purchases, while that of Mulhouse will be dedicated to industrial activities. Will create 400 new jobs to the site of Monaco by the end of 2011. Another 250 will be dedicated to Mulhouse in preparation for the start of operations in 2014.

Ken Block Subaru Impreza: video of a jump at 60 feet high

Stunt Junkies is the name of a program published for the Discovery Channel and, guess what 'concerns acrobatic stunts of the most pugnacious of the world. In November 2006, Ken Block, a rally driver in California, then 39 year old, he gave a thrilling performance, bringing his car to rally about 60 meters after it is launched at full speed on a ramp jump.

The car (if I am not mistaken is a Subaru Impreza) fared well both on take-off in the landing. Of course that kind of jump on board a rally car but we need a lot of cool Ken Block make sure that his drink of this newspaper. Click on the clip and enjoy!

Koenigsegg Agera R: also unique in the price

The Swedish manufacturer Koenigsegg has created at the request of a wealthy Arab client's special Agera R, the only one based on so-sporty Swedish supercar that will be admired by the public of the 2011 Geneva Motor Show (3-13 March). The prodigious engine of 5.0 liters of Agera with double charged has increased its output of 105 horses, leading the cavalry to the incredible value of 1,115 hp and peak torque to 1200 Nm These values are obtained using record bioethanol E85 fuel, while the use of conventional petrol down to 940 hp and 1,100 Nm oversized power of the engine is added to the weight of only 1,310 pounds, which converts the Agera R in one of the most extreme sports and performing these on the market.

Audi R8 NF: the new generation will be lighter

Audi would develop an extremely lightweight version of the R8, called NF: apparently we are not faced with a new variant of supercoupè German (with the GT still fresh debut) as the first taste of the new model generation. The manufacturer makes no secret of wanting to implement their know-how on the construction of composite materials: the ultimate target is to reduce drastically the masses into play to ensure superior performance and lower fuel consumption and emissions.

Aston Martin: a quick return on 6-cylinder in-line?

The idea of Aston Martin for the foreseeable future is to bring back a model that has made the history of the English House: 6 cylinder in-line. The idea of the chief executive Ulrich Bez is to make an evolution not a revolution and the current Aston Martin VH. The eventual return of the 6-cylinder in line could see him paired with a 2.5 liter engine with direct injection turbo.

If that should be there is not a problem of changing the engine hood on because we already have the V12 VH. It must be said though that this is just an idea for now because the Aston Martin V12 VH still has a long life ahead of him.

Alfa Romeo GTA 4C, dream or reality?

More and more insistent rumors that some damage now for the presentation della4C GTA alSalone Geneva 2011 and its serial production by the end of 2012. The mysterious concept of the Alfa would be the spiritual heir of the legendary Route 33 at the end of the sixties, which he will be back in style and architecture with rear engine, not without technologies such as hi-tech carbon fiber body and 1750 engine TBI.

The first 3008 Hybrid4 can be reserved

Customers in eleven European countries, including Germany, can be from 3 March 2011 one of the first 300 copies of the new Peugeot 3008 Hybrid4 reserve. The premiere of the first production full hybrid diesel sets the mark corresponding to Limited Edition. The numbered exclusive models can be pre-ordered in advance on the Internet and regular at the Peugeot brands.

In Germany the 3008 Limited Edition Hybrid4 39 900 €. Official launch in Germany in the fall. The 3008 Hybrid4 has a 120 kW / 163 bhp HDi engine is in front and a 27 kW / 37 hp electric motor driving the rear wheels. It therefore offers all-wheel drive and get on the EU test cycle of 3.8 liters of fuel per 100 kilometers.

Geneva Motor Show 2011: Concept first images IBx Seat

The IBX Seat Concept is one of the new expectations that the upcoming Geneva Motor Show 2011 will open its doors on March 3. The IBX Concept is the second model of off-road brand Seat, in fact the first model was the tribe. Despite its predecessor is the Tribunal must be said that in style incorporates several features from protoripo that IBE's task was to introduce design elements to bring on the Seat Leon SC.

The Nissan Qashqai is over one million

Nissan has announced that the January 31, 2011 global sales of the Qashqai have reached and exceeded one million units. Launched just four years ago, this crossover (which in some markets is marketed under the name Dualis) has brought a breath of fresh air thanks to the philosophy with which he was born, combining the dynamism of a sports car with the ruggedness of a small SUV .

The latest version, on sale 11 months ago with a new aesthetic, it also adds a focus on consumption and emissions thanks to features such as the Eco-Switch. The Qashqai was immediately appreciated by audiences and critics, who awarded her the award of Car of the Year in several countries around the world and the "Yellow Angel" by the Automobile Club German, which annually awards the vehicles that stand out reliability and high quality contents.

Dodge: part of the development of new midsize sedan

Fiat 500C of methane gasmobil

Play in the Swiss company gasmobil house, specializing in the use of natural gas for mobility, which will be present at the Geneva Motor Show with a special version of Fiat 500C TwinAir powered by methane produced in collaboration with the Fiat Group Automobiles and Switzerland with 'BRA GmbH German company: this is a limited edition model exclusively for the Swiss motorists can purchase it immediately after the launch at the show.

My Special Car Show Rimini 2011

One of the most important tuning takes place in Rimini in Italy and my special car which this year takes place from 1st to 3rd April. The My Special Car 2011 Rimini will see about 3,000 cars on display and club representatives will be changed a couple of hundred. Organize the event and make it something memorable, even at European level with regard to tuning takes care of the GL events, the same company that takes care of organizing the Bologna Motor Show.

Chrysler: Marchionne paid only with shares

While in Italy Sergio Marchionne receipt of a salary "important", although 27% less than last year, the United States work for free. Yeah, because if in the Bel Paese his efforts are well-paid, on the other side of the Atlantic, Chrysler has decided to compensate for his professionalism with a strong non-bank transfers, but only with so-called stock options.

In other words, for his role on the Board have been transferred to the 361,446 shares of the company, however, is not officially listed on the Stock Exchange. For now, therefore, these securities are worth nothing. The valuation of the shares the CEO is still estimated at $ 2.9 million, since the value of each share should hold just under $ 8.

MKB increases performance of the Mercedes-Benz SLS to 638 hp

MKB from Winnenden offers for the Mercedes-Benz SLS conversion package P 640th Thus the power of the V8 naturally aspirated engine of 420 kW / 571 PS to 469 kW / 638 PS is raised. The torque increases with the operation of 650 Nm to 710 Nm. MKB leaves it in the engine management software. The chassis is original.

With the new power electronic speed of the Mercedes-Benz SLK h in just 3.7 seconds from zero to 100 km / h in 10.5 seconds to 200 km / The top speed is electronically limited to 330 mph. (Ampnet / jri)

Fuel prices and oil prices is speculation?

We just got an interesting chart produced by Prezzibenzina. com. As you may have guessed the theme is that the price of oil than gasoline at the pump. It 'widely believed that when the price of oil rises, pump prices of petrol and diesel go up immediately. The same thing would not occur in reverse: prices of oil and fuel do not decrease as fast.

Some consumer groups say it is true, the oil companies say it is false. Who is right? Probably both. Why is it necessary to contextualize the historical moment. It then becomes interesting to see exactly the trend of values over the past 10 years. In the graph, in blue, the price of oil in dollars per barrel in the same red and finally converted into euro in orange gasoline prices in euro per liter.

The Opel Astra Cabrio in 2013

Just a few days after news of its debut at the Geneva Motor Show the new generation of Volkswagen Golf convertible comes the response from another German company that announces the arrival of a future model with a retractable roof. This is Opel, which said that the Astra convertible will arrive in 2013, eight years after the launch of Twin Top, signed last car from the "old" Bertone.

The new Opel Astra convertible will expand the family of the German media and will use the same platform versions of the 5-door and station wagon (with the necessary modifications to address the lack of roof). No word yet if the roof is hard or a more conventional (and cheap) fabric hood.

Park your car with the iPhone!

In Italy, as in many countries of the world, finding parking for your car, especially in certain cities, is something that often becomes frustrating. Now, thanks to the i-Phone, the technology comes in and against application of this jewel of the new millennium we find parking more easily. The application for iPhone Parker is the empty parking lot thanks to a system that monitors parking lots along the roads because they have a sensor that indicates whether the place is empty by sending information to a receiver, usually placed on a light pole.

Great Wall extends the fleet for the Local Police

It enriches the offer of the Chinese manufacturer Great Wall at the disposal of law enforcement. After presenting the previous 5 Hover Bologna Motor Show, the fleet is expanded with Steed 5 seats, more for law enforcement, and SC Steed made a special display for the Civil Protection. A new hard top covering the long, large box that contains all the materials and composition prepared in collaboration with the Milanese firm specializing Promo.

Lancia Ypsilon in the U.S.? No sport in the future.

The all-new Lancia Ypsilon could be sold in the U.S. (produced in Mexico) with Chrysler: The acceptance will depend on the whole reserved for the Fiat 500 from the American public. "U.S. Can" for the Delta, the first Lancia to have been "experimentally" rebadged Chrysler. Italian styling will not be altered, the changes will be mostly aimed at gaining approval in the States.

However, for lancisti comes another cold shower: the leadership has ruled out (hopefully only for now) the return of legendary sports such as HF Integrale and Fulvia. This is because, under the leadership of the Lingotto, there would be no market for sports Lancia brand. "Customer preferences have changed over the years and they are not looking for Lancia sports." He said Rino Drogo, communications manager of the Italian brand.

Infiniti M35h: "echo" luxury, from 59,200 €

Infiniti - Nissan's premium brand - announced the official list of M35h, a luxury hybrid sedan presented at the last Paris Motor Show. The final product of the Japanese firm is positioned in the field of new premium sedan segment "E" with a hybrid scheme, inaugurated by compatriot Lexus GS 450h and that will extend its offer in the coming years exponentially, with the arrival of several proposals by the more famous brands.

iPhone App: Virtual testing the new Audi RS 3

Time for the show premiere of the Audi RS 3 Sport Back to the Motor Show in Geneva (public days: 3-13.03.2011), all iPhone owners, the new Audi model from the 3rd March test virtual. When free racing game "Asphalt Audi RS 3" players can choose between two routes (Bahamas and Tokyo) have. Time for the show premiere of the Audi RS 3 Sport Back to the Motor Show in Geneva (public days: 3-13.03.2011), all iPhone owners, the new Audi model from the 3rd March test virtual.

Morgan 3 Wheeler, suitable only for nostalgic

At an event like the Geneva Motor Show can not miss the eccentricities. Models such as the Morgan 3 Wheeler does not seek to satisfy our daily need, if not more profound or banal: it all depends on the perspective from which you look. What do you think? Leave your comments, the most interesting will be published in the journal Hwy.

Alternatively, this news debate on our forums. Although the scourge of the crisis has significantly affected the automotive scene, manufacturers continue to surprise us with 'whims'. Perhaps among them are palm is Morgan. The British brand has accustomed us to the sporting past through a filter of nostalgia, and have seen the emergence of models such as the Morgan Aero SuperSports or EvaGT.

Fiat 500 Twin: gasmobil offers the natural gas version

Gasmobil The Swiss company has created in collaboration with Fiat Group Automobiles Switzerland a special TwinAir 500C powered by methane, which will be offered in limited series for drivers after the launch in Geneva, Switzerland (3-13 March). In this version, the utility of Turin does not lose any of the canonical 85 hp, while emissions of carbon dioxide decreased to 72 grams per kilometer and the consumption is equal to 2.9 pounds of gas every hundred kilometers.

Lancia Ypsilon, also coming to the States?

The new Lancia Ypsilon that is set to make its official debut at the Geneva Motor Show 2011, could also land on the market at the stars and stripes. At the moment it is a hypothesis and there is no confirmation, but there are all conditions for the new compact car segment "premium" can also scale the streets of America, the strong partnership between Chrysler and Fiat.

If the transaction were to go to port, the car will be sold under the Chrysler brand, while remaining identical in all respects to the Lancia model, except for logos and small changes. Everything depends, however The acceptance that the American public will reserve another small house Fiat, 500.

Ford introduces Sprachstuerung Sync 2012 in Europe

Ford will introduce in 2012 the focus for the first time in Europe, his voice control system Sync. The Microsoft-based system is to provide the driver with a smart, safe and easy way to use their mobile devices in the vehicle while remaining with the world while driving in contact. It provides quick and easy access to vehicle functions, settings and information.

The connectivity also offers numerous connection options of other devices. Sync recognizes, according to Ford 10 000 commands in 19 languages. This allows drivers in Europe but also worldwide, and use most vehicle functions only with her voice. The system, which will also be presented at CeBIT in Hannover (1-5.3.2011) understands American, British and Australian English, European and Canadian French, European and American Spanish, European and Brazilian Portuguese.

Mansory Zapico Custom Bike

We have always located at the Swiss Mansory as a coach car, although it is more open to other markets. And this is precisely what they have done with this Mansory Zapico, a bullet from two wheels with 160 hp. Mansory preparer is dedicated mostly to work with cars, but it never hurts to open a business view, which is just what they have done now from Switzerland working in this Mansory Zapico, which so far seems only an exercise design and not a model to be put up for sale.

Maybach 57S Coupe Cruiserio

The first unit of the Maybach 57S Cruiserio Coupe, signed by Xenatec, it is ready to sell, just as this model will be presented at the Geneva Motor Show. Pure luxury and a mechanical 6-liter V12 with 612 bhp for € 675,000. Maybach 57S Cruiserio the Coupe will be presented during the Geneva Motor Show was not a bar to the preparer Xenatec has unveiled its version of this model, which is ready to be sold in Saudi Arabia.

Peugeot 3008: price of € 41,000 for the Limited Edition HYbrid4

From Thursday, March 3 will be able to make a pre-booking on-line Peugeot HYbrid4 3008 Limited Edition, fitting in a limited edition of three hundred copies for eleven European countries. This version is available in Italy at € 41,000 and is recognized by the headlights from a black body with chrome accents, for painting and pearly handles chrome door open too.

Inside are two-tone leather upholstery for the seats and dashboard, visible stitching color Guerande applied to door panels and center armrest, while the steering wheel takes on a specific design and areas subject to the thumbs-coated aluminum. The equipment is completed by the panoramic glass roof and front parking sensors.

Experience Super Ténéré 2011

Part of the Amalfi Coast Experience the Super Ténéré 2011 test ride the tour in its second edition this year is spread over 23 events in 13 week-end from March to June, will bring the Yamaha Super Ténéré XT1200Z on most 2011 MY beautiful streets of Italy to give the possibility of personal essays on the qualities of the new road off-road adventure at home Iwata.

Of all the riders who will be testing the Yamaha Super Ténéré 1200 during one of the events of Super Ténéré Experience 2011 will be raffled as a prize some 50 Yamahalube line kit and a super grand prize consisting of a raid in the African desert autumn riding the new Lord Desert organized by specialized tour operator Technical Partner and Yamaha Motor Italy Tom42.

Geneva Motor Show 2011: The main novelty

All set for the opening of the Geneva Motor Show 2011, and the public will start Locally March 3, while the press will open its doors tomorrow: Engines. it will keep you updated with the live event coverage from 10. There will be over 170, the new offerings, including numerous world premieres and other European premieres.

One of the most interesting models for the Italian fans is certainly the new Lancia Ypsilon, the compact new generation introduces for the first time the rear doors in the history of the model, without losing the elegance and luxury (in relation to the category) that have always distinguished.

De Tomaso SLC (Sport Luxury Car)

What Phoenix, the Italian manufacturer De Tomaso rises from the ashes. And so in the Geneva Motor Show 2011 with a 'crossover' which will be the first model designed by the brand and to be followed by a sedan and a coupe. What do you think? Leave your comments, the most interesting will be published in the journal Hwy.

Alternatively, this news debate on our forums. After a slight touchdown in a 'teaser' and the Geneva Motor Show about to open its doors, De Tomaso shows the first images of its first project, the 'crossover' SLC (Sport Luxury Car). This prototype is the first of the fruits that we enjoy in the resurrection of the Italian manufacturer and will soon be joined by a sedan and a coupe.

Alfa Romeo GTA 4C confirmed. Abarth version also comes in

The European version of the site AutomotiveNews published rumors about the new Alfa Romeo GTA 4C, confirming the presence especially during the Geneva Motor Show (3-13 March). This coupe, called the "halo car" for its remarkable rate of emotionality, was designed at the Centro Stile Alfa Romeo 33 Stradale and inspired by the 8C Competizione and features a carbon fiber frame and aluminum Dallara signed, which allows them not to cross to 850 pounds total.

R Agera Koenigsegg, the Swedish Bullet

As if that did not appear sufficient to 850 bhp Koenigsegg Agera conventional Swedish home has decided to tweak the engine and electronics to create a real monster of 1,115 hp. This new version of Agera, called R, has a price that is more than € 150,000 original price. In an era where the driver is the fuel economy and the arrival of more or less environmentally friendly vehicles, provided it is appreciated that some "crazy" of motorsports to bring something different.

Mercedes CLS by Carlsson

Motor Show GinevraCarlsson presents "his" Mercedes CLS: The preparation has proceeded to install on a new car's body kit complete with aerodynamic front spoiler (also available in carbon), and a new aerodynamic rear puller system that integrates the rear drain. Under the hood beats an optimized version of the 63 AMG twin-turbo V8 to 600 hp (from 525).

The tuner provides increases in the order of 20% for the 350 CDI which rose from 265 to 320 hp with a maximum torque of 780 Nm (650). This allows the car to go from 0 to 100 km / h in just 5.9 seconds while continuing to meet the Euro 5 standard. Can be installed on either a specific exhaust system to enhance the sound of their engines.

De Tomaso SLS luxury crossover

The SLS (Sport Luxury Sedan) De Tomaso is ready to debut at the Geneva Motor Show and finally we can show new images of the car which is entrusted with the relaunch of the historic Italian marque. The sedan / luxury crossover has an imposing appearance, similar in some respects to the BMW 5 Series GT, and as the German focuses on high-class content to make inroads into the hearts of motorists.

Juke Nissan 1.5 dCi: me eyes

When it was presented during the Geneva Motor Show, has left everyone speechless with his unique style and brash and aggressive coupe SUV that attitude and irreverent. Now, the Juke is a popular car, has found that the market consensus and has allowed Nissan to repeat the success achieved by the bigger Qashqai.

We tried it in the most popular version, the one equipped with the 1.5 dCi Renault source, which enhances the road without affecting the gas station. And 'no getting around: the Juke or you love it or hate it, his line is so rich in personality is a source of conflicting opinions that are hardly a consensus.

Morgan brings to life the Three Wheeler again

Morgan makes the Three Wheeler back to life. Like the original, which has its ORIGIN in 1909, is powered, the new model of an open V2-cylinder directly in front of vehicle. The engine has a fuel injection and develops 115 hp. The 5-speed manual transmission comes from Mazda. Morgan Three Wheeler offers a net price of 25 000 British pounds (about 40 500 euros).

Admission is a bike that can be driven with a car driving license. The S & S engine has 1.8 liters displacement. The Morgan Three Wheeler can be ordered now. The vehicles will be available from 2012. (Ampnet / jri)

Opel Zafira Tourer Concept: first photos

First images released by the General Motors Opel Zafira Tourer Concept to be presented at the Geneva Motor Show, a show car which foreshadows the 2011 version of the compact SUV that will debut at the upcoming Frankfurt Motor Show in September. To comment on this anticipation Mark Adams, vice chairman of the Opel Zafira which defined the concept as a living room on wheels, emphasizing the fact that the House has focused primarily on the idea of a relaxing interior, spacious and comfortable combined with an exterior design by smooth lines and sleek deluxe car.

Koenigsegg Agera R, a single copy for a client Arabic

It was built by Koenigsegg, a special version of its Agere, called Agera R, a specially built two-seat supercar at the request of a customer Arabic, with a power to weight ratio higher than that of conventional Agera on display at the Geneva Motor Show 2011 . This unique specimen shares many mechanical Agera standard, but the engine, a V8 bi-turbo 5.0 cubic centimeters is on this car, capable of delivering 1,115 hp maximum power output, well over 105 in Agera normal, even more the maximum torque, which now exceeds the 1,200 Nm, all on a declared weight of 1,310 kg Koenigsegg provides a dazzling values when using the E85, it uses a more traditional fuel, (the normal petrol) supplies Agera decrease of R at 940 horsepower and goes down to 1,100 Nm torque.

Opel Astra Cabriolet: arriver in 2013

In 2013 debut on the market the new Opel Astra Cabriolet. The headquarters of the German House has given the green light to the new model to replace the Astra TwinTop, thus continuing the long tradition of medium-sized discoveries in Rüsselsheim, which began back in 1993 with the F series of Astra. Opel's new cabrio will be constructed on the basis of the sporty Astra GTC perossima the coming spring and, unlike the Twin Top with retractable metal roof, use a classical multi-layer fabric hood.

Walter de Silva was 60 years old

DNA Volkswagen, Audi A5 or the new Polo: The design was penned by Walter Maria de Silva. The Italian revolutionized the lines of the Volkswagen Group models like no other. Yesterday he celebrated his 60th Birthday. Active retirement, the creative head at the head of Volkswagen's design still has a long way.

Walter de Silva makes himself all the time thought to bring their own creations and ideas into production models. "I still see too many cars that are over-designed, where to place as many lines to differ. In fact, the distinction arises from good taste, culture and history of a particular brand, "he said in an interview and added:" Our vehicles are to be timeless and not like a pair of jeans that are consumed rather quickly and then just discarded and replaced.

Fiat, Volkswagen, Ford, what happens in Russia

After her divorce from Sollers, Fiat presented to the Ministry of Economic Development of the Russian Federation a draft for the location, production and distribution in Russia of cars and commercial vehicles. This was announced by an official of the Lingotto which clarifies that the project is targeting annual production of 300,000 vehicles in compliance 'with the requirements required by new regulations for the industrial assembly of motor vehicles provided by the Russian Federation.

Mercedes Brabus CLS: This is the bad version!

At the Geneva Motor Show 2011 Brabus will present its customizing the Mercedes CLS. The showroom will open in Geneva on Tuesday to Thursday for the press and the general public and show you all the latest in automobile and engine technology. The Mercedes CLS by Brabus has a world-class design and aerodynamics: the front can be seen the new bumper with LED lights built into the air intakes under the headlights, the side skirts and wheel arches plus we see.

Koenigsegg Agera R

Upon the recommendation of a wealthy Arab client Koenigsegg has created the Agera R, sporty two-seater with power to weight ratio of just over one that will be shown during the Geneva Motor Show (3-13 March). This crazy car shares most of the mechanical package with Agere, although the 5.0 bi-turbo V8 engine receives an additional handful of phosphorus: the horses are well 1115 (+105 compared to Agera), while torque increases to exceed to 1,200 Nm and is declared weight of 1,310 pounds.

Geneva Motor Show 2011: The Irmscher Selectra

The forthcoming Geneva Motor Show 2011, the German tuner Irmscher will lead exposure in a very interesting prototype, an electric car, called the Selectra, a variant characterized by a drive to zero emissions of Irmscher Roadster 7. The name of this Irmscher, the Selectra fact, is actually an acronym for "Elektrische Irmscher Sports Antriebe, particularly car prototype" push ", in fact, its electric motor is capable of delivering a maximum power of 238 HP, with monstrous peak torque of 800 Nm is remarkable autonomy of Irmscher Selectra, equal to ben200 km.

Volvo: the P1800 is 50 years old

In these days falls on an important anniversary for Volvo: the P1800, a historical Swedish coupe, takes half a century. The manufacturer has decided to celebrate this birthday TechnoClassica show in Essen, the largest indoor show for classic cars (March 30-April 3). Volvo believes that this car is undoubtedly the most famous of its history and will be shown in the company of famous people who have woven their lives with the P1800.

Parking is located in Los Angeles with the iPhone

The search for a car is a daily nightmare for millions of motorists around the world. Fortunately, today the technology can come to the aid of the drivers more frustrated avoids the loss of time. Just a special iPhone application, called Parker. Unfortunately, for now you must also live in Los Angeles, especially in Hollywood, where the service is activated (but soon will be extended to other cities in the country).

Seat: Concept first images of the IBX

Appeared on the network the first images of IBX Concept Seat, news expected during the Geneva Motor Show (3-13 March) and the second interpretation of the SUV after the previous Seat Tribu. This car shares many design elements with the prototype IBE, including the grain side on different levels, the number of triangular elements (lights, air intakes) and tapered mirrors, while the volume distribution is reminiscent of the Ford Kuga.

AutoExpress test Volkswagen Passat, Ford Mondeo and Opel Insignia

In this video AutoExpress compares Ford Mondeo, Volkswagen Passat and Opel Insignia. The latter has recently undergone a restyling that has earned the title of "VII th generation." In fact, as pointed out by the tester, under the skin has not changed hardly anything. The sedan is available in a wide Wolfsburg gama turbopetrol and diesel engines of latest generation.

The test car is equipped with a 2.0 TDI engine combined with the dual-clutch gearbox DSG. The Passat was confirmed as a true road racer with suspension settings that cancels out any road bumps and excellent soundproofing. In option is also set to automatic. But the tester believes that the series is more than helpful response to any good curve.

Aston Martin: the return of the early six-cylinder?

The chief executive of Aston Martin, Ulrich Bez, has hinted that the next generation of models could go back a classic production house, the six-cylinder. According to Bez, the current VH platform, upon which all models are built today, still has many years of career ahead of him. "A further evolution, not revolution is the key to future developments," said the manager.

It is on this platform so it should be the return of the "straight six". Bez is described as "extremely concerned" for such an operation, and talking about it made it clear that it had already very clear ideas about it. The manager has made explicit reference to the creation of a "six-cylinder from about 2.5 liter engine with direct injection and turbo.

Mitsubishi Lancer Evo X by Vilner and Overdrive

Vilner Overdrive and play with the Mitsubishi Evo X. The first dealt with the development of the interior and their hides. The predominant color is black with hints of white to draw the exterior colors. But there is also much in piano black trim and alcantara. The seats are manufactured by OMP and equipment also includes a sophisticated multimedia system.

The exterior is characterized by burnished with new headlights bi-xenon lights and additional LEDs. The Overdrive is occupied instead of "meat" as well as having done so to finish the exterior of the car with carbon components, has replaced the wheels with those serial Sports Weds from 18 ', has mounted an exhaust system Greddy, an exhaust system and new suspension AFM K-sport.

Sunday, February 27, 2011

Six agencies in competition for the brand Alfa Romeo in Italy

Fiat Group to replace STV as a reference agency for the brand Alfa Romeo in Italy has decided to set up a call for tenders. The agencies that will participate are: In Adv, Lorenzo Marini & Associati, Lowe Pirella Fronzoni, Klein Russian Roma, Leagas Delaney and Kube Libre. The winner will be part of the roster and will follow specific for the Alfa brand, and should give that extra touch of creativity.

Irmscher the Selectra - Geneva Motor Show 2011

Irmscher will present a prototype very special at the next Geneva Motor Show: The car, christened the Selectra, is a variant of the all-electric Roadster Irmscher 7, Seven-known German Type in a sauce. Behind the name, which stands for "Elektrische Irmscher Sports Antriebe, hides an extreme car capable of providing 200 km of autonomy and 238 hp.

Just off the scale the value of the maximum torque: 800 Nm! Batteries of German roadsters are lithium-iron-phosphate and were placed in the floor of the car, so as to lower its center of gravity as possible. From Irmscher ensure that the handling of the Selectra no way inferior to that of the Roadster 7.

New rumors for the Citroen C4 restyling

The new version of the Citroen C4 Picasso, after seeing the C4 sedan, most likely will be presented at the Frankfurt Show in September. The design of the Citroen C4 Picasso should have a new design and should be made only in the variant 5-seater, and its length is 4.50 meters. Another rumor concerns the adoption of the headlights and large ribs on the sides of the body.

As for the engine of the Citroen C4 Picasso should be the 1.6-liter gasoline VII 120 hp and 156 hp 1.6-liter THP. As for the diesel instead we will have a 112 hp 1.6-liter HDi and 2.0 HDi 150 and 163 horsepower. The Citroen C4 Picasso should hit the market in 2012 and will not have the seven-seat variant for the French company will introduce the crossover DS5.

Lancia Ypsilon: design told by her stylist

In the referendum of adjectives wins "elegant." Followed by "refined" and "chic". The opinion is unanimous in fact, indicative in defining the personality of a B-segment is now characterized in previous terms. After twenty-five years, three generations and as many name changes, after the gradual evolution of a graceful and elegant style, Spear is preparing to market the Ypsilon fourth series, which will be presented officially at the Geneva Motor Show to be on the market summer.

Electric cars in Italy: The Committee approved the incentives

Joined Commissions Production and Transportation of the House of Representatives have expressed support of the bill by Mr Agostino Ghiglia (PDL) and Andrea Lulli (PD). With the proposed provisions to promote the development of mobility with vehicles that produce no carbon dioxide emissions "has marked a further step towards the promotion and distribution of electric mobility in Italy.

Initiatives such as these serve to advance a thriving market of electric cars in a country like ours which is still unprepared to receive them. The next step will be to establish an interministerial technical table to try to manage the issue in a unified manner and with a single policy to suit everyone.

Top Gear: Audi RS5 VS BMW M3 Competition Pack

Top Gear compares the Audi RS5 and the BMW M3. The latter is intriguing with matte gray color and the Competition Pack, which features a new arrangement with 10mm lowered suspension, 19-inch wheels and stability control and traction programmable, however, according to the old Jeremy Clarkson, it really adds nothing to the performance of the M3 but a low capacity to absorb unevenness in the way between those sports more programmable.

The future of Toyota in the name of sport

Toyota plans to change its image and make it more sporty than it is now, all seasoned with a greater personality. Toyota, after filing the patent of a sports version of the Vitz, is beginning to materialize on a new design of its cars. We will start by Verso and Yaris-S and later versions and new models with features and sportiness.

Already at the Tokyo Auto Salon the Japanese had made sports model called G Sports in conjunction with the Prius and the Vitz, Yaris in Italy. The sports version of the Yaris, branded T-Sport, however, should not land in Italy because sales are still low and therefore remain confined to the Japanese market.

Opel Zafira Tourer Concept Video

These are the first official video of the Opel Zafira Tourer Concept, set to debut in a few days at the Geneva Motor Show. The prototype, which anticipates the third generation of the Zafira MPV, as well as a line far more dynamic than the outgoing model and focuses on quality and comfort of the passenger compartment, with the system Flex7 modular seating from 4 to 7 people and especially with The innovative system that guarantees the maximum comfort to passengers in the second row, fifth place becomes a convenient central armrest Electrically folding the seat and the legroom is very wide.

Citroën DS5: spy video from Sweden

The third model of the new DS range, after the imminent el'ormai DS3 DS4 is working behind the scenes ahead of debut: the Citroën DS5, as evidenced by this video spy, is grappling with testing in the cold of northern Sweden. Featuring a silhouette reminiscent of the total volume in the sister Peugeot 3008, the new crossover does not let the French see much, much work still left to our imagination.

Range Rover Evoque shines at CeBIT in Hannover

Parallel to the appearance at the Geneva Motor Show, the Range Rover Evoque a second, unusual panel has been looking for a fair presentation. From Tuesday, 1 March to Saturday, 5 March 2011, be visible to the compact SUV on the electronics trade fair CeBIT in Hanover. About three years Evoque had thrown as a Land Rover LRX study enthusiastic response.

This year the sale will begin the new series from scratch. Designed as a three-and five-door Range Rover Evoque is the most compact, lightest and most efficient Range Rover in the history of British traditional brand. In addition, the new development, as a technology. His appearance at the CeBIT reinforces the Range Rover Evoque with features such as high-resolution eight-inch touch screen, which acts as the central management and control unit.

Wiesmann Roadster Concept: the first pictures stolen

Friends AutoGespot Dutch have published today the first images of the stolen Wiesmann Roadster Concept, a prototype that the small German manufacturer is set to launch in Geneva. Preparations are underway at the Palexpo in view of the inauguration on Tuesday, and someone managed to take some pictures of the cars that are already awaiting the arrival of the international press.

The prototype Wiesmann marks a sharp break with the coupe and the clearly retro-looking spider that until now have characterized the production of the manufacturer: the approach of the Roadster concept can be approached rather than some boats extreme "English" . Of course, for all the details about this sport, we refer to the press days of the exhibition.

EuroNCAP Dacia Duster: 3 stars to the test

Ugly tile for the Dacia Duster, the SUV low cost is winning many customers who want to take off the whim of the SUV but do not want to spend a fortune. Dacia Duster was in fact subjected to the test dell'EuroNCAP, the body capable of carrying out crash tests on cars to check their safety. Dacia Duster in fact received only three stars, low compared to its competitors.

The final score is the summation of various tests and the highest score gets to five stars, signifying the highest level of safety for a car. The three impact tests of the Dacia Duster focused on the protection for adults, children and pedestrians. In addition to this has been analyzed in detail the safety equipment of the Dacia Duster.

De Tomaso SLS: new official photos

After the first three images of De Tomaso SLS that we have proposed yesterday, back on the big crossover Gian Mario Rossignolo at the release of its new network in official photos. The model, which will be presented in a few days at Geneva, of course, will change name before going into production. He was followed, in the coming years, according to statements by Gian Mario Rossignolo, will be a more conventional sedan and a luxury coupe.

Geneva Motor Show 2011: MINI Rocketman

Great expectations at the Geneva Motor Show 2011 for the debut of the new MINI Rocketman. It is now known to have used home-MINI offer new versions of their cars and in the case of the Rocketman is a concept car equipped ultra. The MINI Rocketman has limited dimensions, so that the length is 3.41 meters, the width and height of 1.90 meters 1.39 meters.

The body shape is rounded and impressive. Despite its small size the Mini Rocketman to be presented at the Geneva International Motor Show will have lots of devilish details and the latest technology. The Rocketman has in fact a space frame made of carbon fiber, has a motor that consumes only 3 liters of fuel per 100 kilometers, tail lights with LED technology, a minimalist interior and advanced technology, alloy wheels 18 inches and other features that are not yet transpired.

Alpina B5 Bi-Turbo Touring, a wagon to 303 km / h

A little less than one year of the new BMW 5 Series Touring (which took place last spring at the Leipzig Fair), the Alpine town independent partner of Monaco of Bavaria, which sells more sporting versions on some BMW models at the Geneva Motor Show 2011 will debut at the B5 Touring Bi-Turbo Switch-Tronic, declination extreme sports (as in traditional Alpine) BMW 5 Series estate.

The stylistic imprint resumes Alpina B5 Bi-Turbo presented last year at the Goodwood Festival. Like the sedan, the Touring variant shows a stylish body kit, which cleverly blends dynamism and sophistication, without appearing too ostentatious: you notice a large "apron" front, broken by a large air intake fitted with a spoiler and horizontal, the " skirts "side and a molding that runs through the belt line.

New A-and B-Class come with a collision warning

More than one accident is a collision. Almost half of this can be avoided by using radar-based security systems or reduced in severity. This is clear from the analysis of the Mercedes-Benz accident research. The company will therefore take over later this year also in the compact class leadership in innovation and introduce radar-based collision warning with adaptive brake assist on a broad front in the models of the new A-and B-class.

Ferrari: The system also hele Italy on 458?

Ferrari may also bring about 458 Italy Hele system, a package of solutions to reduce fuel consumption and emissions on California already presented at the Paris Show in October. According to rumors, the news may already be launched at the Geneva Motor Show, which as you know will open its doors on March 1.

Thanks largely to the start & stop, which is part of the package Hele, CO2 emissions of the V8 from Maranello are expected to fall from 307 to 275 g / km. The device of California Hele is able to restart the engine in just 230 milliseconds, and undoubtedly one of the 458 will be able to do at least as.

Geneva Motor Show 2011: new engine for the Jeep Grand Cherokee

Missing very little opening of the Geneva Motor Show that opens tomorrow at the March 3 press and the general public. Jeep at the booth will find, among the many new features, including a new diesel engine for the Grand Cherokee, the 3.0 V6 weblog VM Motori, an Italian company in Cento, Ferrara. This collaboration was made possible thanks to the acquisition by Fiat Powertrain Technologies, 50% of the shares that belonged to Penske Corporation, and the remaining shares are owned by GM.

My Special Car Show 2011: tune in Rimini

Back to Rimini, from 1 to 3 April, the My Special Car show, an incredible event dedicated to tuning where hundreds and hundreds of fans gather in the halls to show the most "insane" and is nice to see in the field the customization of cars, SUVs, the truck. With its approximately 3,000 cars on display and the representation of 200 clubs from all over Italy, the ninth edition of My Special Car over the years has become the largest gathering of European industry, which attracts cars and drivers from across Europe.

When the ride costs € 600,000 Ferrari ...

This type of activity at Maranello and its environs is pretty recent, but has proved immediately successful, especially among foreigners. We are talking about the hiring of Ferrari (by private companies) for a ride in the city of engines for excellence. A little 'as the gondola ride in Venice. But beyond the controversy of the residents (who see the streets flooded with flaming meteors) and concerns about safety (speed limits are close ...), the tour in Emilia Ferrari may hold some nasty surprises to the same customers .

Novitec Rosso Ferrari 599 GTO

Novitec has developed one of the 399 Ferrari 599 GTO built, which will be exhibited at the Geneva Motor Show. If aesthetically the Italian supercar has been modified only marginally, with new wheels and taillights burnished under the hood the 6-liter V12 has been developed through the adoption of two turbochargers blowing at "only" 0.45 bar, new intake system and injectors changed.

670 hp from the original quota has been reached 888 hp, with maximum torque of 862 Nm The performance data refer only to the acceleration 0-200 km / h, time of 9.1 seconds while top speed is Jericho "greater 340 km / h ". The exhaust system is completely changed and has 4 outputs to 90 mm, complete of butterfly valve is working according to the settings set by the hand lever on the steering wheel.

AC Schnitzer ACS5 Sport 99D and S at the Geneva Motor Show

Lately, even the most important companies in the tuning are showing their spirit "green". To continue to break with their extreme performance, they had to convert to the kind-hearted performance that combines to reduce fuel consumption and emissions. In view of the 2011 Geneva Motor Show (3-13 March), the German AC Schnitzer has invented a new motto: "Efficient Performance." Efficient performance, which is a little 'rhyme with Efficient Dynamic of BMW car company specimens of which are among the favorites to Schnitzer.

Autoblog Ford Focus @ Global Test Drive

In recent days Autoblog. it was in the Ford Focus Test Drive Global, an event that involved hundreds of bloggers from around the world. A post than usual, this also beneficial for the purpose of the initiative. In fact, Ford has donated $ 10,000 to 40 nonprofit organizations offered by the bloggers in our case we decided to focus on Kiva.

org and microcredit. What is Kiva. org? Who also follows Ecoblog maybe I have heard: there were employed in 2007 with just a couple of posts talking about microcredit. As reported by Wikipedia, it is an economic tool that allows access to financial services to people in poverty and marginalization in developing countries.

New Lancia Ypsilon: the study of the interior

The same commitment, the same efforts and resources devoted themselves to the creation of a new line of cars were also dedicated to what is seen only at a later time: the interior (shown in the official rendering engines. It offers a preview) . On the new Lancia Ypsilon, which will be unveiled at the Geneva Motor Show 2011, the work done by the Fiat Style Centre designers was long and detailed.

Porsche: Geneva is again the 1900 Semper Vivus

Radically Porsche design competition won by 4 Cayman

The competition is Radically Porsche Design, organized by Porsche Porsche Haus Milan and Italy, were exposed four Porsche Cayman. The site was launched this initiative Designboom and winning designers were: Na Hyoun Heen (UK), Chamorro Jose Salas (Colombia), Yereem Park (China), Farrokh Maherani (Iran).

Each of the four designers have tried to bring out the best lines and the structure of the two seats of the German House. Competitors web were 1'153 and everyone was able to upload pictures of your network in preparation of the Porsche Cayman. The jury was composed of designers, architects and personalities from Italy and Porsche decided what should be the 4 finalists Cayman.

Lamborghini Aventador, no longer a secret

The Lamborghini Aventador may finally be admired in all its beauty. In fact escaped the control of the House of Sant'Agata Bolognese the first official images that immortalize the unusual super of the Bull. The secrecy imposed by the Italian manufacturer had to hold out until Monday, February 28, when the Aventador will be unveiled to the press in official form.

Unfortunately or fortunately, as often happens in these cases, confidential information became widespread, even though official data are still missing and many other details of the car, especially the interior still remained a mystery. Aesthetically, the successor to the Murcielago Reventon is inspired by the design and concept by Sixth Element, presented at the last Paris Motor Show.

Fifth Gear test the BMW X3

Fifth Gear test the new BMW X3. Style questionable, and be redone interior trim breaks back: these were the defects of the old series, the famous English program. The new X3 promises to remove these spots and be even better to drive, adding greater efficiency and performance at a cost slightly less. At the wheel you will immediately notice a higher comfort than the older generation on buoyancy well balanced making it almost redundant purchased the body-control (even if the vehicle being tested is the electronically adjustable trim).

Toyota recalls 2.17 million cars

Toyota is once again forced to turn a big recall for a problem with a clip of the roof panel of the carpet to the center console. This defect will cause the recall of 2.17 million vehicles Toyota throughout the World, this is because the problem could affect the safety of the cars. In fact, if the carpet should not be set right, this could interfere with the operation of the pedals.

Models that have suffered most of all the discomfort are the Lexus RX the years 2003 to 2006. In Italy 5'287 vehicles will be recalled, while in the U.S. are about 860'000 copies. Although not yet have experienced accidents due to this problem, Toyota will speak for free by replacing the faulty clip and replacing the panel coating.

Saturday, February 26, 2011

Seat: Copa range at the Geneva

Seat on the stand at the Geneva Motor Show 2011 will be the stars of the new versions of the models Copa Ibiza, Leon, Altea and Altea XL. The Spanish brand offers four models with a wealth of equipment at a competitive price. In the case of Leon, features and Reference Style are replaced by new versions of Reference and Style Copa Copa, while in Ibiza, Altea and Altea XL, Copa becomes a new package on request for the preparation of Ibiza and Style for Reference and Style of Altea and Altea XL.

Photos of the Week: Tribute to Madrid a Ferrari 695 Abarth

A reader "stationed" in Madrid has sent us these pictures that depict a Tribute Ferrari 695 Abarth, a special version that uses the 1.4 T-Jet engine boosted to 180 hp and 230 Nm stylistic characterization involves the use of mirrors side carbon fiber wheels and front air intakes with gray finish Corsa, Corsa Abarth seats Sabelt by more than 10 pounds lighter than the standard seats, pedals in aluminum plate with the sequential numbering of the specimen.

New Audi A6 2011: there's the 2.0 TDI and 3.0 TDI engines

The new 2011 Audi A6 will be available in new 2.0-liter TDI engine from 177 hp and 204 hp 3.0-liter TDI four tronic. The A6 2.0-liter TDI with 177 horsepower is matched with a 6-speed manual transmission and performance speak for acceleration from 0 to 100 km / h in 8.7 seconds and a top speed of 228 km / h.

Consumption is quite content, it requires 4.9 liters of diesel per 100 km, while emissions totaled about 129 g / km. The 3.0-liter TDI engine with four-wheel drive is rated at 204 horsepower and is coupled with 7-speed gearbox. The performances are excellent: acceleration from 0 to 100 km / h in 7 seconds and top speed of 243 km / h.

Opel Zafira Tourer Concept: The future in Geneva

Opel will premier at the Geneva Motor Show 2011 (3-13 March), the Zafira Tourer Concept, prototype, almost anticipating the final form of the future appreciation of the MPV generation in Germany. The new concept, defined by the same manufacturer Teutonic "lounge on wheels", offers a compact size a cockpit designed for seven people, spacious and adaptable thanks to the evolution of the Flex7 system that allows you to fold the seats or turn as needed to load or habitability.

Porsche: New spy video for the upcoming Boxster

The next-generation Porsche Boxster is continuing its testing in the cold of northern Sweden, as evidenced by this new spy video. As part of a speech in strong stylistic continuity with the current model, peeking out from under the camouflage of the new details that characterize the new car than at present.

First of all, the all-new front and rear LED lights.

Opel 2013: will the new Astra Cabriolet

The new Opel Astra convertible and will have its own variation on the European market debut in 2013. Not yet it is certain, but the Opel Astra Cabriolet 2013 should see a return to the original roof: the metal. This tendency to return to the metal roof, leaving the canvas, is depopulated also among other car makers, see Golf Cabriolet.

The Astra Cabrio will have as its starting point that of the sedan, because the changes in design and techniques will be very few. As far as the production is already known that the Cabriolet will be produced at Opel in Gliwice in Poland.

Audi A6, there's two new diesel

As announced in the House of four rings, with a view to marketing the new Audi A6, scheduled for April in our country, get new diesel engines (available in advance along with the other versions). This applies in particular to two common rail turbo diesel: the 2.0 TDI with 177 hp and 3.0 TDI S tronic by 204 horses.

Submitted by Audi in combination with 6-speed manual transmission with front-wheel drive, 2-liter common rail consumes 4.9 liters of fuel per 100 km while the average CO2 emissions amounted to 129 g / km. As stated by the German manufacturer, Audi A6 2.0 TDI is capable of reaching 228 km / h top speed and acceleration from 0 to 100 km / h in 8.7 seconds.

Opel Astra Cabriolet confirmed

As reported today by Autocar, Opel, Vauxhall, through its British sister, confirmed that the new Astra will have a Cabriolet version, set to debut in 2013. The new German convertible could follow more consistent "return to the roots" of the convertible, so many homes are choosing more conventional, light and aesthetically pleasing canvas roof in favor of the metal.

Abarth Scorp-Ion: new photos of the concept car of the scorpion

At the Geneva Motor Show 2011 will see the concept car Abarth-Scorp ion undoubtedly a car of the future. The Scorp-ion was carried out in collaboration with the IED of Turin, which has already produced prototypes of this kind that are exposed sati Swiss Institute of Design at exhibitions in the past.

The Abarth Scorp-ion is a prototype electric car with lithium-ion batteries are the only two seats positioned behind the cockpit. The engines that will drive this small car, the length of 4 meters and a width of less than 2, there are four. The Abarth Scorp-ion could, as has already happened with other prototypes of the past influence future models Abarth.

Blue car: s private use but ... not too

A ruling of the Sixth Circuit Court of Cassation ruled that the blue car can also be used for "small" private purposes by the public office. The preliminary number 7177 states the principle of "small amount" and denies the crime of embezzlement against six Aldermen of the City of Naples who had used the vehicle for private purposes made available by the government.

In essence, to accompany their child to school from home, go shopping at the supermarket that is located along the route from home to work or take a short while commission staff back home is not considered a crime since the City did not suffer economically significant damage. The incidents in the particular case, then, were considered sporadic (9 times in a year).

Seat: new versions Copa - Geneva Motor Show 2011

Seat on the stand at Geneva will be presented new versions of the Copa Ibiza, Leon, Altea and Altea XL. The Spanish house offers four models with a wealth of equipment offered at a very competitive price. In the case of Leon, in particular, features Reference Style and are replaced by new versions of Reference and Style Copa Copa.

As for the other models, Copa becomes a packet to request for the preparation of Ibiza Style, and the Reference and Style of Altea and Altea XL. The Leon Copa Reference and Style Copa will be offered at a price lower than their previous versions. For the Italian market will have three engines: 1.2 TSI 105 PS, 1.6 TDI CR 105 PS and 1.6 TDI CR 105 PS DSG.

Geneva Motor Show 2011: Bi-Turbo Alpina B5 Touring

The BMW 550i Touring will acquire a more aggressive form with the Bi-Turbo Alpina B5 Touring will be presented at the Geneva Motor Show. The engine of Alpina Touring will be as powerful as the last M5, it has developed a variant of the 4.4-liter V8 from BMW and its power is 507 horsepower, with maximum torque of 700 Nm will automatically change to 8-speed Switch ZF-Tronic signed, while CO2 emissions are limited to 225 g / km.

Suzuki Swift dresses as a "Samurai", from 11,000 €

Market debut of the original version of the Suzuki Swift Samurai Design and the new diesel engine 1.3 DDIS, which will accompany the gasoline engine by 94 hp 1.2-liter Dual VVT. The news will be visible at the open house organized by the Japanese for the next weekend (Saturday 26 and Sunday, February 27).

The range is enhanced with the 1.3 liter engine DDIS, which produces an output of 75 hp at 4000 rpm with maximum torque of 190 Nm at 1750 rpm. Equipped with a diesel particulate filter, is capable of emitting only 109 g / km of CO2, with a consumption of 4.2 liters per 100 km in combined cycle (reported data).

De Tomaso SLS - Geneva Motor Show 2011

De Tomaso forthcoming Geneva Motor Show will present the model which will return in international markets, the crossover SLS. The model, which clearly fits into the recess of the BMW 5 Series Gran Turismo behind the acronym provisional Sport Luxury Sedan. He was followed, in the coming years, according to statements by Gian Mario Rossignolo, will be a more conventional sedan and a luxury coupe.

Geneva Motor Show 2011: Daihatsu Charade

Over the next few days at the Geneva Motor Show 2011 will present the Daihatsu Charade model year 2011. The Daihatsu Charade should see its debut on the European market with a model that has as its basis, and perhaps even more, the latest Toyota Yaris. The operation carried out by technicians of the Daihatsu was practically a re-building than the Yaris.

The strength of the Charade should be its competitive price, calculating that there is also a good percentage chance that a single model is sold in 1.3-liter gasoline. In addition to knowing who will be a 5-door model we do not know much, so we just have to wait until the Geneva Motor Show to be even aware of the list.