Thursday, March 31, 2011

Audi: first graphic reconstruction of the Q6

The BMW X6 and its overwhelming success could not remain a dead letter. Circulating for some time now the persistent rumor that Audi is preparing to bring to market a model very comparable to that of helium called provisionally (but reliably ...) Q6, the new SUV from Ingolstadt have much in common with the rival Monaco.

Starting from the line of large SUV-coupe. Based on the same platform of the new Volkswagen Touareg and Porsche Cayenne, a will of its original strength, leaving the more practical aspects such as the Q7 interior space and luggage capacity. Characterized by size a bit 'smaller than the enormous Q7, Q6, the more inclined will have a windshield and a tail similar developments observed on the rear window and the design of the headlights that dell'A7.

Maserati Mc Road, the supercar of the most elegant web

The Maserati MC Road is a cross between a sports car but a real road and track car, it can exceed 300 km / h top speed. The engine is a 4.7-liter V8 and an output of 450 horsepower that also ensure good acceleration. On the other hand, the MC Road is a car full of elegant and comfortable, both outside and inside, with the front seats in carbon.

Particular the replacement of the rear seats with a bench and the sound of the exhaust that you feel good even inside the car. The supercar Maserati has also been improved in the ease of driving with three modes: Auto, Sport and Race. The latter recommended only for drivers quite practical.

Audi A4, produced 5 million copies

Audi has announced that it has reached an important milestone on the A4 assembly line plant in Ingolstadt: it was actually the product model number 5,000,000, an A4 Avant 3.0 TDI quattro Misano Red color. Since 1994, the sedan of the German media has been able to carve out a niche in the segment of premium, mid-sized sedan, despite the fierce competition from fellow Mercedes C-Class and BMW 3 Series.

Land Rover Freelander 2: reached 250,000 units

Land Rover celebrates production of 250,000 units of the Freelander 2 in English Halewood plant. The production vehicle to achieve that goal is a 2.2 TD4 Fuji Color White, delivered to a customer from Scotland. The Freelander 2 is Land Rover production since 2007 and has increased the demand for this model just for the past 11 months, with an encouraging 22% over the previous year.

70% of the Freelander 2 is destined for export, TD4 diesel versions SD4 150 hp and 190 hp. The model has undergone a makeover in late 2010 with minor cosmetic changes, mainly concentrated in the front, new interior materials, and especially with the introduction of starvation in front-wheel drive layout, capable of emitting only 158 g / km of CO2 with the diesel 150 hp, which will be available soon.

Lamborghini sixth grade, for sale in the U.S.

Rumors about a possible small-series production of the Lamborghini Concept sixth grade were confirmed by the announcement of the arrival of a dealer in San Diego in California's first example of the super del Toro. To San Diego should be the first of three copies for the USA, while the total production would stop at a maximum of 10 units.

According to reports from the same dealer in supercar, the sixth element in the show room will come July 15, 2011. The special Hypercar - complete with warranty of the House of Sant'Agata Bolognese - the livery will dull a carbon fiber exterior details and interior features red, just like the model on display last Paris Motor Show.

Second phase of the fleet trial started with Mini E

BMW and Vattenfall have today launched for the continuation of the test fleet with the Mini E in Berlin, where. As part of the field trial will be by September 2011 a total of 70 of the electric vehicles tested with selected fleet customers and private users. The goal of the Federal Ministry of Environment funded research project is to optimize the charging strategy.

For the second trial had received more than 1,800 private candidates. 30 Mini E will be handed over to private users in 40 other fleet customers. For the first time home users were as conscious-called lantern Parker chosen that have no private charger and use only the public charging infrastructure in Berlin.

BMW M3: very bad tuning by G-Power

Even the BMW M3 GTS is a sports car and aggressive, just think of the V8 engine from 4.4 liters and 450 horsepower that comes with, but now, thanks to the tuner G-Power, it is even more. G-Power has achieved a specific kit for the M3 GTS increasing displacement of the car with forged pistons and a compressor SKII Sporty Drive.

The BMW M3 GTS G-Power is able to reach a power output of 720 horses, then you greatly improve the performance of the original that spoke of a 0 to 100 km / h in 4.4 seconds and a top speed of 305 km / h. The original M3 GTS is equipped with a safety roll bar, fire extinguisher, seat monocoque, but now G-Power has also adjusted the trim and the brakes.

Hyundai blue2: hydrogen-squared

The view of the proposals made by Korean manufacturers Seoul Motor Show (1-10 April) is enriched with an interesting offer to call Hyundai blue2 (as a blue square), an interesting prototype features an innovative four-door sedan hydrogen fuel developed by the manufacturer in Asia. Technically blue2 uses technology developed by Hyundai Blue Drive: a series of devices and accessories designed to optimize fuel consumption and emissions, such as low-friction tires combined with lightweight alloy wheels, aerodynamic numerous details designed to increase the aerodynamic drag of cars and small cameras that replace conventional mirrors.

Jeep Wrangler study the Hemi V8

Is testing a Jeep Wrangler with the 6.4-liter Hemi V8 with 470 hp, code-named "392", we will soon see on the Grand Cherokee SRT8 and Chrysler 300. Coupled with the incredible might to a real "object of desire" for off-road enthusiasts, thanks to the compact car, to his skills in off-road and power and torque of the V8.

According to rumors reported by Autoblog. com, the specimen has been seen assembled at the request of the same Jeep CEO Michael Manley from American Expedition Vehicles (AEV) of Montana, experienced for years in this type of transplant and former partner Chrysler Group to build several prototypes.

Lamborghini Sixth Element comes in July in the States

The time to see the few commercially Lamborghini sixth grade that were built is nearing. In the U.S. it will be for three and one of them to the place of which should arrive in San Diego July 15, 2011. The sixth element is in effect a race car and is designed to be bought by real collectors. Its engine is a 5.2-liter V10 combined with a 6-speed E-Gear and the four wheel drive vehicles.

The model for the sixth grade at Lamborghini of San Diego has the same characteristics as the one presented at the Paris Motor Show 2010: external carbon fiber interior trim and dark red and black leather.

Aston Martin could produce new Maybach

Return to the rumors that Aston Martin and Mercedes-Benz engaged in what could be described as the "tests" of an agreement, an agreement that would bear fruit in giving new life to a brand as glorious as the Maybach, but that should also benefit from beyond the Channel. Have long been described as a possible co-operation agreement which should lead Aston Martin contributing to the creation of a new Maybach limousine, which could be assembled at Aston Martin's Gaydon factory based on the Mercedes S-Class which will be released on the market in 2013.

2011 Cadillac: Escalade Hybrid

The Cadillac Escalade Hybrid 2011 is a large car with a hybrid technology that bay environment. The Escalade Hybrid is more than 5 meters long and more than 2 meters wide and its forms, many teams do not mitigate for anything this size. The chrome is another characteristic appearance, in fact we find them at the bottom of the mirrors, the 22-inch alloy wheels and sides.

Inside the Cadillac Escalade is very comfortable and has been designed to accommodate up to 7 passengers and should not be so if we could exploit the full width of the trunk without the third row of seats: 478 liters. The engine of this Cadillac is a 6.0-liter V8 and power from 337 horses.

F1: Hamilton confident for Sepang

Lewis Hamilton appears to have started the season with the right look and is determined to score points in Malaysia, where heavy McLaren promises competitive. "Malaysia is a track with huge downforce - anglocaraibico explains the champion - and the Red Bull will be fast, but I have no doubt that our car will be competitive.

We will bring some minor updates, if we are able to compete with them on rate of qualification do not know, but I think the race will be different. " A statement that has the taste of the challenge and that speaks volumes about the progress of the car in Woking in recent times. A statement which is followed by another very interesting on the non-use of KERS on the part of Red Bull.

Volkswagen offers accessories for the Eos

Volkswagen has extended its range of accessories for the Eos. Just fit the tailgate spoiler complements the rear of the new Eos is a sporty accent and also optimizes the performance. He also provides by its aerodynamic shape for better rear downforce. In addition, silencer guards in high polished stainless steel are available.

For the interior decor is a five-piece set of covers, the door panels and instrument panel decorated either in carbon look, aluminum look or piano finish available. The rear protection bar in high-gloss chrome look evaluates the Eos not only visually but also protects the edge of the tailgate.

Ampera: in future versions also mark Buick

According to a Bloomberg news reported today by General Motors is working on a version of the Buick brand new Ampera revolutionary extended-range electric pending at year's end on the Italian market. The car, the third daughter of the twins who also gave birth to the Chevrolet Volt, it has not yet seen the final green light.

The reason is economic: GM, which of course would place a similar model on the market at a price higher than the Chevrolet (which costs $ 41,000 U.S.), aims to even consider such a decision: it will be difficult, for absolute equality of technology, to justify a price significantly higher than the Volt.

The Chevrolet Malibu Concept at the Shanghai Motor Show and New York

At the Shanghai Motor Show 2011 which will be held April 21 to 28 Chevrolet will debut world premiere of the Concept Malibu. This is the eighth generation of the model that will be global in 2012 and sold worldwide. The Chevrolet Malibu Concept will then be among the protagonists of the New York Motor Show, which takes place almost concurrently with that of China, and is preparing to enter the market segment - hard fought - the medium-sized cars.

Naimo Kia Concept: Tradition and Future

The excitement and innovation that is characterizing the Korean cars in recent years is again confirmed by the numerous proposals submitted to the Seoul Motor Show (1-10 April), among which the interesting Concept Kia Naimo. Its world premiere at the Salon Korean Naimo is the prototype of a futuristic electric crossover that could anticipate roughly the new urban mobility solution proposed by the manufacturer of Seoul.

Robert Bunsen, join the celebration of the Google Logo

Happy Birthday Robert Wilhelm Bunsen! Today, the German scientist would have turned 200 years in fact. Born in Gottingen, Germany, Robert Bunsen leaped to the headlines for his studies in chemical and physical sciences. Among his inventions are the famous Bunsen burner, a gas burner that is in all chemical laboratories made a plinth at the base of a pipe where it exits the gas flame.

If you go to Google home page you can see the logo, mostly just with Robert Bunsen. In 1877 the scientist was awarded the Science Award of the British Royal Society. Bunsen was awarded a Medal Davy and it was the first ever Academy Award. It was a bronze medal which is depicted Sir Humphry Davy, an English chemist scientist who lived in 1900.

Fiat Mirafiori plant as Bertone

According to Fiat CEO, Sergio Marchionne, the organizational plan of the Mirafiori and Pomigliano d'Arco is a model from which to take Italy for example in the automotive sector, in order to maintain market share. "We believe that there are other ways forward for development of the industrial system of the car and be competitive in Italy." The manager then referred to Bertone, who in August 2009 sold its plant in Grugliasco to the Fiat group: in this case, Marchionne hopes that there will be to implement a business plan similar to that of Mirafiori, so as to continue to invest.

Chevrolet Miray

The Korean subsidiary of the Chevrolet brand has developed a prototype exhibited in recent days during the Seoul Motor Show, dubbed Miray and equipped with a hybrid-type EREV interesting platform consists of a 1.5 turbo four-cylinder, two electrical units (20 one o'clock CV ) placed at the front and a dual-clutch gearbox.

The electric motor moves but the rear wheels, while the two electric motors are powered by lithium-ion battery (1.6 kWh). The Miray can also travel in electric only mode. The car's body shape and is designed roadster inspired by the Monza and Corvair Super Spyder SS, Chevrolet pieces of the centenary of the Miray aims to celebrate.

Jaguar XF 2.2 diesel variant will also

New Jaguar in home: the new XF - which comes with a redesign - will have the 2.2 four-cylinder diesel engine. This is a downsizing for the English car but the performance will remain very high, given that the acceleration of 0-100 will be covered in 8.5 seconds. A reduction in power will benefit from the carbon dioxide emissions, which now stands at 149 g / km and fuel consumption, which is now a record 4.5 liters per 100 kilometers.

Weekend in engines, the events from north to south

E 'over the winter, start again. The season of events in engines resumed in full swing. With the arrival of spring, increasing from north to sudgli events dedicated to the lovers of classic cars, gatherings, themed hikes and off-road motorsport. Maybe with the excuse to combine interesting itineraries in the car with food and wine discoveries, beautiful architecture and historical premises.

This weekend, there are already many delicious opportunities to dive a day or two in one of the many events offered by the north to the south of the boot. Here is a complete overview of events in Italy, scheduled from Friday 1 to Sunday, April 3. Emilia Romagna It 'program in the Bologna Apennines the third edition of "Futa Point Challenge," a regularity event restricted to holders of Porsche 356, 911 and 912, both organized by the Italian brand Registers (Italian Registry of Porsche 356 and Porsche Club Italian Registry of Porsche 911 and 912) and the Club Neptune continues.

Kia Naimo

Kia presented during the Seoul Motor Show a prototype electrically powered Naimo named and created in anticipation of a future city car with four doors and five seats with zero emissions. This car will be inserted in the crossover segment of car body through a rather massive, long but only 3.89 meters wide and 1.84 high 1:58, which fully justifies the use of the term Naimo: this word derives from the Korean "Ne-mo" and indicates a square shape.

New Ferrari to the quick replacement of the 599 GTB?

After the great success of the Ferrari FF, the replacement for the 612 Scaglietti, the Prancing Horse is preparing to launch another new feature. The leadership of the Horse in fact want to retire the 599 GTB and replace it with a new high-performance GT. There is talk of a Ferrari at least 700 horsepower V12 contained in a rear-wheel drive.

One of the features of the new Ferrari 599 GTB is avvicenderà with the weight will be significantly reduced to enable its thrilling performance. Most likely the engine in question should be an evolution of 6.3 direct-injection V12 that we have just seen on FF. Nothing is official yet but the test driver Raffaele De Simone said that the heir to the Fiorano will use carbon fiber in quantity, although this will not be adopted for the structural parts, "the story of aluminum is not over yet.

The Motor Show is at Bologna until 2021

Bologna Motor Show and its related remain until at least 2021. Enthusiasts and professionals can therefore celebrate the agreement signed yesterday in the shadow of the twin towers of the managing director of Bologna Fairs, Duccio Campagnoli, and GL Events, the company that for years by this event and keeps abreast of the times .

It has accordingly extended the earlier termination of the agreement that was scheduled for 2015, and has been sanctioned and confirmed that the event - which this year celebrates 36 years and will be held from December 3 to 11 - will take place annually and not two years as had been mooted.

Kia presents electric car trial Naimo

Kia shows at the Seoul Motor Show (1, 4/10/2011) for the first time its new concept vehicle Naimo. The electric CUV (Crossover Utility Vehicle) was created by Kia's international design team in Seoul. The Naimo - the name of the Korean word "Ne-mo" ("rectangular") is inspired - is to connect Korean tradition with technical innovation.

Electric vehicle is driven by a permanent magnet synchronous motor (PMSM) with 80 kW / 109 hp and 280 Nm of torque. The Naimo has a top speed of 150 km / h. The battery has a capacity of 27 kilowatt hours and is located under the luggage compartment floor. This "twin-pack" battery pack works with the LiPoly technology (lithium ion polymer).

Aston Martin - Maybach: new info on the partnership

E 'from 2008 which talks about a possible partnership between Aston Martin and Daimler to share platforms and powertrains. According to the latest indiscretion, in late 2010 the two companies would have materialized new agreements provide for the construction of the new generation of cars at the factories Maybach Aston Martin of Gaydon.

The new super-luxury sedan will share the platform with the new Mercedes S-Class and will be presented as a show car at the Frankfurt Motor Show. Aston Martin will benefit instead of some products of the "organ bank" Daimler: we talk about building the platform and engine of Mercedes ML 4.7 V8 twin turbo 435 hp and 700 Nm of torque.

Alfa Romeo Zagato TZ3: the standard version on a Viper?

The charming TZ3 prototype built by Zagato-based Alfa Romeo 8C Competizione and winner of the contest Villa D'Este 2010, according to rumors, may soon have a commercial future. The fascinating, and coupes made by the Milanese coachbuilder commissioned by wealthy German collector Martin Klapp should abandon the 4.2-liter V8 derived from the 420 hp 4.5 liter of Alfa 8C, to be equipped with the most handsome and powerful 8.4-liter V10 with more than 600 CV, used on the Dodge Viper sports yenkee.

Hyundai Concept blue2

Hyundai presents the show in Seoul blue2 Concept, a prototype electric sedan Fuel Cell (FCEVO) hydrogen. Hyundai wanted to create a sporty and luxurious surroundings, thinking about this prototype as an important showcase for the Fuel Cell technology, but also a clear anticipation of the style of its future models.

The electric propulsion system developed for the blue2 (to be read as the Blue Square) delivers 120 hp and the average quantity of hydrogen is equal to 2.87 l/100 km, but there is no information about the total reservoir capacity and autonomy. Among the details of the car as well as special alloy wheels with tires with low aerodynamic resistance, are to be reported to the doors opening automatically, the multimedia system built into the dashboard and asymmetric LED technology used for the crystals, which can project images in transparency .

Brunetta: Here's how to cut the blue car

Having monitored the blue car in Italy, the Minister of Public Administration, Renato Brunetta, has issued a directive on management of this fleet, as well as to reduce the number and the high operating costs, with the ultimate goal of cut spending by at least 50% by 2012 compared to the claims in 2009, when to buy, rent and keep the blue cars there was an outflow of € 4 billion from the state.

Chevrolet Malibu: video teaser and official

Chevrolet will present at the Shanghai show the new Malibu. As was the case for many other cars, the new midsize sedan will become a global model, taking the place of epic in the European market. Epsilon will use the same platform also used by the Opel Insignia and therefore increase in size to the advantage of interior space: a sketch is shown in the movie with the classic Chevrolet and front lines rather than straight, while the rear lights seem inspired by those of the Camaro.

KEV2 Ssangyong Concept

On the occasion of the Seoul Motor Show, Ssangyong KEV2 present the concept, which is known to be the anticipation of electric Korando. At the moment there are only two images that accompany this story, enough to see the outlines of the project. Ssangyong check the rest at home. The Korean brand will present several models for the Seoul Motor Show, among which is the concept KEV2.

This prototype is not nothing but a foretaste of what will be the Ssangyong Korando Electric, and intends to position itself as a real alternative to models like the Kia Sportage or Hyundai ix35. This concept has a line of design oriented sportiness, while its interior is uncluttered. In the rear seat entertainment system will have to come in handy for those traveling with children, and its seating comfort not seen before in the models of Ssangyong.

Marchionne: Fiat to 51% of Chrysler in 2011. No need to sell Alfa Romeo

Sergio Marchionne "he plays the position" of assembler Fiat shareholders: the objectives are to achieve a turnover of 64 billion euro in 2014 (double that of 2010), the rise to 51% in the revival of Chrysler and Alfa Romeo will continue to have an Italian heart. "We can confirm all the objectives for Fiat, which will mark a strong business growth accompanied by a robust profitability.

Turnover - continuing Marchionne - could reach 100 billion with Chrysler. For 2011 we expect a general improvement of the market, except that of passenger cars in Europe whose performance is affected by expected declines in Italy and France. " The increases are instead due to the rise in emerging markets like Brazil.

Challenge shots tuning: BMW 5 Series vs. Mercedes CLS by Wald

The Japanese tuner Wald International has presented its latest creations on the basis of the new Mercedes CLS and BMW 5 Series last, underlining once again his preference for the German car industry. Both are characterized by a particularly aggressive, these sport sedans will face an unprecedented challenge to shock tuning.

For the four-door coupe from Mercedes, Wald offers a body kit designed to significantly increase the "nastiness" of the car and bring it closer to the ideal version edited by AMG, without lapsing into bad taste. The credit goes to the excellent base represented by the CLS that despite the Bavarian sedan offers a sporty design, but must give up to fifth place and a few inches of space because of the very sloping rear window.

New Jaguar XF 2.2 turbodiesel

A new turbodiesel engine 2.2 and a slight change of image are the main changes for this Jaguar XF in the next Auto Show in New York. This mechanism is associated with a stop-start system next generation can improve efficiency by 5 to 7 percent. What do you think? Leave your comments, the most interesting will be published in the journal Hwy.

Alternatively, this news debate on our forums. Four years after its official launch at the Frankfurt Motor Show 2007, Jaguar has decided to make innovative changes in their access XF sedan. The update of this model will focus on small modifications to the exterior design, plus a mechanical renovation.

New Chrysler 300S Concept: first official image

The American manufacturer Chrysler, in conjunction with the event Spring Festival of LX Irvine (California) with a surprise move, recently made known, the first official images of its new car, the 300S Concept and disseminate it, has chosen the tool most important communication of our time, namely Facebook.

The first images of new 300S Concept, were published in the official page of the Chrysler brand to the popular social network and allow us to observe the whole muscular sporty sedan's U.S. (as well as the S versions of the Chrysler 200 and Town & Country ). The differences invest the front ventilation grille, redesigned headlights, bumpers, alloy wheels from the new design as well as aerodynamic surfaces.

Zagato TZ3: the standard model with mechanical Dodge Viper

According to the advances reported by AutoBild, Zagato will create a version of the TZ3, unveiled in 2010. The prototype was created based on the Alfa Romeo 8C Competizione, but the production version is likely to use the mechanics of the Dodge Viper: The handsome 8.4-liter V10 with more than 600 hp would certainly ensure thrilling performance, but the announced significant increase in weight and size on the other hand, could cause us to lose sight of the original concept of the car, ideally derived from the Alfa Romeo TZ1 and TZ2 60s, where the low weight allow the bone to obtain the absolute level of performance from small 4-cylinder Italian.

Audi A4 celebrates number 5000000

Audi has reached a major milestone yesterday, in fact, the A4 has reached its five millionth unit produced of his sedan. The car number 5,000,000 was made in the factory in Ingolstadt. The car in question is propelled by an engine of 3000 cubic centimeters and is a TDI with four-wheel drive and characterized as aesthetic in painting from the Misano Red.

The D-segment car brand with the four rings has achieved a very important achievement, especially considering the "youth" model, in fact, the A4, the first model to date is in list of seventeen years. The A4 is thus a vehicle to which the German company owes much, in fact the first edition went to replace the glorious Audi 80.

Envision Buick Concept

Buick has released the first teaser of Envision, a prototype SUV to be unveiled at the show in Shanghai. The concept was designed specifically for the Chinese market, in the style and content and is therefore likely that advances a model for series to debut in Asia only. More than likely the use of a plug-in hybrid powertrain, although still not been widely used on official information.

Saab, stop and resume production within a day, skipped payments to suppliers

In a statement released yesterday, Spyker announced that it had regularly taken up in the morning after a brief stop production Saab forced. Lasted the space of half a day, but enough to awaken attention to the current situation of the Swedish company. What happened? Soon said some suppliers have temporarily stopped sending components because of missed payments and failure to comply with certain terms of the agreement made with the current property Saab.

Dacia Sandero: 2 individual pieces can be bought only on Facebook

Dacia has launched a unique initiative on the official Facebook page to promote a limited number of Sandero in Italy. So far nothing unusual, except that the limited edition consists of two individual pieces of Sandero, which will be booked only through the pages of social networks: in detail it is a Stepway Sandero 1.5 dCi 90 hp FAP Euro 5 diesel, painted in a special matte gray roof covered with leather and accesories such as air conditioning, radio CD/MP3, alloy wheels, fog lights and leather steering wheel, the proposal to 13,500 €.

G-Power BMW M3 GTS

G-Power has created a kit specifically for the very rare BMW M3 GTS. This special display, equipped with 4.4-liter V8 resulted in 450 hp and has been further developed thanks to a new increase in capacity, new forged pistons and the addition of a compressor SKII Sporty Drive: the power of the final development touches 720 altitude cv.

3 copies have already been made, but G-Power has now spread to the performance data and the cost of this processing. Surely trim and brakes have undergone major upgrades, while still taking advantage of the changes to the chassis already planned to release the M3 E92 GTS.

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Jaguar XF: confirmed the 2.2 turbodiesel

The new Jaguar XF expected to debut this autumn will be equipped with the 2.2 turbo 4 cylinder, has confirmed in a statement the same English house. This is one of the new sedan that will introduce the British along with the facelift that has been brought, although by many fans and many "purists" of the brand was no lack of concern about the possibility of taking an engine that contained for a model in this category.

Tesla takes legal action against Top Gear

Tesla has launched legal action against Top Gear because of the episode where Clarkson & Co. tested the Roadster, producing "lies and misinformation on the performance, behavior and reliability of the car," according to the manufacturer says California. To make the small house imbufalire overseas were in particular the conclusions in respect of autonomy, mystifying than the real numbers of the car.

Ferrari FXX, sold a copy to € 1.5 million

Rarely has the opportunity to read advertisements for sale of this type. Ferraris-online yet on the site was put up for sale Ferrari FXX, a model is not approved for circulation in only 38 copies made. Built in 2006, the Italian supercar - two-seater Scuderia Red and white stripes with black leather interior Alcantara - has received an upgrade to the engine with the changes for version FXX Evo spoke of the cost of 300 thousand euro, which brought the total capacity to 860 horsepower at 9,500 rpm with shift times of 60 ms and an increase of 25% of downforce (the program allows customers Corsa FXX to 38 lucky indeed to upgrade their cars).

Audi: 38% of cars sold are "Four"

In 2010, Audi sold 437,792 units in the European market-wheel drive. This figure represents 38% of total registrations of the manufacturer from Ingolstadt, which has exceeded 1.15 million in removing this theoretical classification other brand in the premium segment. Among the leading Audi models for the number of sales between the 4x4 there are 155.025Q5 marketed across the continent.

As regards the countries is Germany, which has appreciated more than the Audi with this drive because it has touched 74,262 quota units. Given the success of 2010, the company has already planned to extend also to the A1-wheel drive, the A6, the A3 and Q3. The latest technology is the Audi drive and four-tron, which will match the concept A5 2-liter TFSI engine with 211 hp, two electric motors: one from 45 hp to the front wheels and one 82 hp on those rear.

Ferrari 599 GTB: first indiscretions on the legacy

After the big surprise of the Ferrari FF, which exceeded the 612 Scaglietti ancestor with a real revolution in terms of style and technological content, is preparing to replace the Ferrari 599 GTB evergreen with a model-according to rumors first-, will continue in the wake of ultraprestazionali GT Maranello.

Priority of a car is to replace the Fiorano will only be performance. So, let's start with the numbers: the future will have at least 700 hp Ferrari supercar. To provide this veritable flood of power, will not miss a V12, which-as it is today and as tradition-Ferrari wants to drain all his anger on the rear wheels only.

The school guides you: to the second edition

Back again this year traveling on the tour "The school will guide", a project carried out jointly by ANIA Foundation for Road Safety with the Highway Police, and Highways AISCAT for Italy. The initiative comes as the second edition and is aimed at thousands of students from high schools across Italy to raise awareness on road safety, inviting them and teaching them to behave in the correct driving without exaggeration underestimate the dangers and pitfalls that hide streets.

Volkswagen of Nabu-excellent cooperation

Volkswagen has won in Hamburg by the Association for sponsoring his cooperation with the Conservation Federation of Germany (NABU). The Association paid tribute to the long-term partnership as a successful example of a credible and sustainable cooperation in the environmental field. The International Sponsorship Award was awarded this year in four categories.

The Volkswagen Group has been awarded by an independent panel of experts in the category of public sponsorship. The Association is the main stakeholder of the sponsorship industry in German-speaking countries and annually awards the best projects.

Vauxhall VXR8: test Autocar

The British have Autocar road test the new Vauxhall VXR8. The British sports sedan, which was received at the time of generational change is closely derived from the Australian Holden Commodore GTS, has in common with its cousin the powerful 431 bhp 6.2 V8 Chevrolet. The most important news on the second generation model, which will be available in three body styles, sedan, station and pick-up from 49,995 pounds.

Volvo C30 Electrical testers of the snows of Sweden

The Volvo C30 Electric conducted winter tests in Sweden to limit temperatures were around -20 degrees Celsius. Volvo's engineers have put a strain on the C30 carbon-neutral because it also must be within the demands imposed by Volvo Cars: "We must ensure that the C30 Electric as expected while driving, parking and charging in a series of conditions different from normal temperature to heat or extreme cold.

Acura celebrates 25 years in the U.S.

Acura celebrated this month in the first 25 years of business in the United States. Founded back in 1986 as a brand of luxury brand Honda, Acura was the first Japanese car manufacturer designed specifically to try to conquer the American market for premium cars and sports, an example followed shortly after by Toyota who coined the brand Lexus and Nissan Infiniti that he founded.

The first models to be marketed in the U.S. were already on other international markets such as the flagship Honda Legend and Integra, followed some years later by the sporty NSX, all remarkable for the occasion with the Acura brand has trimmings more refined and luxurious than the sisters who sported the symbol of the House wing.

Volkswagen celebrates 10 million Volkswagen engines from Chemnitz

Today, the 10 000 000th Volkswagen engine from Saxony, a 1.4 liter TSI engine with 132 kW, used in Chemnitz from the tape. Since 1988, there are built Volkswagen engines. Starting with the FSI engines all the modern new-generation engines from Volkswagen for the first time in Chemnitz transferred to mass production.

Last year alone, Volkswagen has invested 65 million euros in Chemnitz. For the current year, the investment amount for a further 45 million euros.

Porsche Cayenne Turbo S: probable output in April

That the new Porsche Panamera Turbo S arrivals in the month of April in one of the international exhibitions to be held in New York or Shanghai? Two years ago at the Shanghai Motor Show was presented Panamera Turbo and it seems that 24 months after the manifestation of China could be back on stage for the preview presentation of a range of new Panamera.

The Porsche Cayenne Turbo S adds 50 horsepower twin-turbo V8 to 4.8 thus arriving at 550. This engine, the Panamera Turbo reaches 100 km / h acceleration in just 3.8 seconds reaching a maximum speed of 303 km / h. If everything were to be confirmed, the Porsche Panamera Turbo S might arrive in dealerships this summer already.

It acquires Fiat VM Motori: get the green light for EU

The European Union antitrust authorities gave the green light to the transaction under which Fiat took control of 50% of VM Motori, the company that makes diesel engines for automotive and industrial applications. From now on, then, the company will be supervised jointly by the Lingotto and General Motors.

Through a statement, the Commission stated that "The examination of the showed that the combination of manufacturing of VM Motori diesel engine with those of Fiat, produced by Fiat Powertrain, relatively limited horizontal overlaps would not give rise reserves in terms of competition. " In parallel, has also been recognized that this operation does not restrict competition on the continent, since there are several alternative sources of supply.

Infiniti: EX25 arrives for the countries of Eastern Europe

Infiniti has announced it will launch soon on the markets of Eastern Europe and in Russia a new entry-level version of its mid-class SUV, the EX. Available only with the 3.7 V6 petrol and 3.0 V6 320 hp diesel 238 hp on our market, sport utility will be enhanced in the region in question of a new 222 bhp 2.5 V6 petrol, which will be responsible for broadening the sales volume .

The Infiniti EX25, which could come later in other markets, beyond the cylinder capacity, will require a few sacrifices in terms of carat weight design to its customers: this new version also will be equipped with standard all-wheel drive and change autmatico seven-speed transmission. From standard equipment to the level of refinement, the speech does not change: everything will remain at current production Infiniti.

Business Plan Seat: in 2012 four new cars

Seat of the future will be full of events as the Spanish company plans to launch four new models in 2012. James Muir, a number of Seat, said: "We aim to increase our current sales (which today are around 340,000 units, ed) 8-10% due to the current range of models. We aim in particular to sell 45,000 and 20,000 ST Ibiza Alhambra this year.

Our brand is gaining strength. " New Products in 2012 will be the new Seat Leon, "a brand new entry-level, a four-door sedan, the sedan and a restyled Ibiza three volumes of which we know very little. It could be a new model that resemble the Toledo and will be responsible for the replacement market or a strong Exeo restyling of the same Exeo.

Chrysler 300 S Concept 470 horsepower flagship

Chrysler showed almost a surprise to the public of 'LX Spring Festival in Irvine California, the interesting 300 S, a concept almost ready to be marketed, which anticipates the new sporty version of the 300 C. During the festival in California, the House of Auburn Hills on the side of the new sports sedan has also presented the "S" versions of the Chrysler 200 convertible (the future Lancia Flavia) and Town & Country, the large MPV in Europe known as the Chrysler Voyager and soon marketed under the brand Lancia.

Jaguar XF 2.2 diesel version confirmed

Jaguar confirmed the availability of the 2.2-liter four-cylinder diesel for the new XF, awaiting in September with a slight facelift. Journalists Whatcha have in fact been able to drive a prototype of this version, expected to be available to respond to the success of newer models like the new BMW 520d.

This downsizing, feared by the public to the risk of buying a car "under-powered," has been carefully evaluated by Jaguar: thanks to the torque output and the presence of the start-stop system allows the result obtained performance comparable to that of competitors, with an acceleration of 0-100 km / h in 8.5 seconds, with an average consumption of about 4.5 l/100 km and emission of 149 g / km of CO2.

Opel will be called Mokka the new B-segment in Germany?

The French L'Automobile Magazine speculated Opel's answer to the Citroen DS-3, a new B-segment car that can have the name Mocha. The Opel Mokka could therefore become a reality, since it is not just a journalistic venture. The top Opel announced that it had long had the goal of the house to diversify the offer, however, starting from the same starting platform.

And here we enter the new Opel Mokka be born on the same platform as the Corsa, with some modifications. The Opel Mocha seems to have an innovative design and abandoned the idea of the name Allegra, who have long circulated among workers in the sector. It will be a small car, 3.80 meters long and will submit unpublished internal Home.

Cadillac Escalade Sport Luxury Hybrid Trial

In the United States is increasingly popular among the glamorous people, in music videos and TV series in Italy is less known but fascinating motorists Yankee spirit. We are talking about the Cadillac Escalade, one of the most impressive SUV on the market. To meet the needs of European consumers, and to be compatible with the increasingly stringent emissions regulations, this mammoth vehicle is on the market with one version simply called Hybrid.

Driving tests 2011: preparing on Facebook

Those who must take the exam for a driver's license can now get some help on Facebook. Thanks to the consortium of driving schools named New Guide on Facebook now has a community to share the doubts about the quiz and answer frequently asked questions. This initiative has already been a success since the group has 52,000 members throughout Italy.

On page Faceboook group, and then attendees are different every day questions which experts respond not only with words but also with educational games. The page of the consortium New Guide is updated every week and the proposed change quiz along with exam simulation.

Ford Mad Max Concept: from cinema to reality

To celebrate the cult film Mad Max, Ford Australia in collaboration with the British magazine Top Gear have created two fanciful rendering that recall the futuristic V8 Interceptor (Ford Falcon XB GT Coupe amended), the legendary car used by a young Mel Gibson in the world eponymous post-apocalyptic film 32 years ago.

The two concepts are developed by designer Nima Nourian and Simon Brook team who have worked nell'affiatato Ford Research Centre in Melbourne, led by Chris Svensson, Australia Design Director. "Our team was very excited to be involved in this project, all have worked countless hours with great enthusiasm, even those who were too young to remember the first movie Mad Max," said Svensson, who added: "We had a special screening of the original film so that everyone could understand the spirit of the film and its secrets.

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Fiat - Chrysler degree course in Automotive Engineering at the Politecnico di Torino

At the Politecnico di Torino will create a new master's degree course called the International Joint Degree in Automotive Engineering. This was the conclusion of the Agreement between the CEO of Chrysler and Fiat, Sergio Marchionne, and Rector of the Polytechnic of Turin and the Canadian University of Windsor, Francesco Profumo and Alan Wildeman.

The Bachelor IJMD will be a limited number and can attend a maximum of 50 students from two universities. The Chrysler has always been active from this point of view and engineers that will form from this course will be ready for the new global scenarios in the world of cars. Meanwhile, the Bachelor of Science in Automotive Engineering, born in 1999 still at the Politecnico di Torino, will continue to exist until at least 2014, when it expires, the new partnership between Fiat and the University of Turin.

Mercedes C63 AMG Performance by Wimmer RS

Not that the Mercedes C63 AMG is a slow machine or a little exciting, but you know, when there is passion, the real one, it is better to abound and Wimmer RS obviously knows well, so as to have made even more extreme and aggressive Stuttgart sports car ended up in their hands. The German coach has thus achieved the performance kit for the Mercedes C63 AMG pre-facelift, a set of solutions that will enhance the dynamic qualities of the car, bringing it to reach new heights that will delight the most demanding fans, those who do not seek compromise and love make the most of what the automotive technology can provide.

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Rolls-Royce in Abu Dhabi opened its largest store

With its 900 square feet to the point of sale Rolls Royce in Abu Dhabi is the largest in the world. The store is located in Umm Al Nar and can keep on display, given the size, up to 5 Rolls Royce. In addition to the exhibition include a workshop, a bar and a boudoir where you can configure your own car model.

This strategic move by Rolls Royce to open a store so big in the Middle East is due to the fact that this area of the world contributed to the production of 15%, to increase the total sales of the House. At the opening of the store was also the managing director of Rolls Royce, Torsten Muller-Otvos, and during the same event has been received by the Rolls Royce Spirit of Ecstasy Collection Centenary Phantom Drophead Coupe, auto celebrating 100 years of the Spirit of Ecstasy.

Commercial vehicles in Europe, well, evil in Italy

In Europe, growth in sales of light commercial vehicles, with a reverse trend, however, in Italy. The ACEA (Association of European car manufacturers) announced the results of February, showed that at the continental level unincremento by 16.8% year on year (141,914 units), rising to 18.5% when considering the first 2 months, when 290,695 vehicles were delivered.

Of course, a distinction must be made according to the segment: the sector of the van up to 3.5 tons in weight had a more than 12.3% with France, which remains the first continental market in quantity and has seen an increase in the 13.6%, followed by Germany and the United Kingdom increased by 32 and 23.9%.

Detroit Auto Show: to pick up a new headquarters for 2014

The Detroit Motor Show, following the crises of 2009 and 2010, is ready to adjust its level of exposure based hosting. The NAIS is one of the largest exhibitions of the world with regard to the car sector, and arguably the greatest living American. In 2014 the Cobo Center where the show is hosted by Detroit, could end his restyling that seems necessary.

The work of renovation of Cobo Center should begin by the end of 2011 and then to the edition of the Detroit Motor Show 2015 to be completed. This decision was taken because the Cobo Center, showed signs of collapse and abandonment that are not suited to a showroom of this caliber.

Porsche Cayenne Turbo S brings the

Porsche has the Cayenne Turbo S introduced a new flagship model of its Gran Turismo series. The Cayenne Turbo S is powered by a 4.8-liter V8 engine with twin turbochargers, which has about 404 kW / 550 PS. The torque is 750 Nm. With the overboost function reaches the eight-cylinder 800 Nm. The Cayenne Turbo S in Germany costs 167 076 €.

He will be shipping in June 2011. After 3.8 seconds thanks to Launch Control completed the sprint from 0 to 100 km / h, top speed is 306 km / h. Per 100 kilometers of the Panamera Turbo S average of 11.5 liters of fuel (EU standard). The 19-inch, specially designed for the Panamera, rolling resistance all-season tires from Michelin, the consumption value drops to 11.3 liters per 100 km.

Ssangyong KEV2 Concept

Ssangyong KEV2 present the concept to the next show in Seoul. Preliminary information and blueprints officials describe as a prototype electric version of the Korando, a magazine also in its style and interior. If you are outside the headlights to be the most noticeable change, it stands out in the dashboard center console redesigned to incorporate a next-generation tablet PC.

The Korean house, now owned by India's Mahindra, in Seoul will present a restyling of the Chairman sedan, not sold in Europe and equipped with mechanical derivation of Mercedes.