Monday, August 29, 2011

Saab: Swedish home again risk of bankruptcy

As reported by Reuters today, the persistent financial problems would constrain Saab  to bring to demand for legal protection from creditors and bankruptcy procedure. A spokeswoman for the American subsidiary of Saab said he could not deny nor confirm the report at the time.

The many doubts that have never left the rehabilitation project of Victor Muller, therefore, now seem to materialize in the worst possible scenario. The most critical phase of the Saab fallout began with the first missed payments to suppliers, dating back to last spring. Since then, production has actually gone on in fits and starts, without ever fully recover.

Peugeot HX1 Metamorphosis

Peugeot will present the concept at the Frankfurt Motor Show HX1 Metamorphosis, a brand new 6-seater MPV plug-in hybrid. The line evolved the concepts expressed by the newer models of the house, like the 508, while the aerodynamics, a stronger or a cx, 28, is optimized by the active small spoiler positioned on the rear window, opening over 100 km/h.

The alloy wheels from the turbine pattern also change the shape of the races on the move. Although it is a minivan, the line is rather slender, with a height of 1.37 meters, a width of 1.99 and a length of 4.95. The accessibility is guaranteed by the 4 seeds and vertical opening doors with no center pillar, while the passengers are arranged in 3 files: the driver can rely on electric steering column, which moves to support the access and exit also changes its position according to driving style during the march.

Alfa Romeo returns in the U.S.

The plan of the return of Alfa Romeo in the United States, after so many second thoughts and the redefinition of the style of Julia, has finally been resolved. To take the lead on the difficult U.S. market will be a year from the exciting Alfa Romeo 4C, whose version of "almost standard" we'll see in a few days at the Frankfurt Motor Show.

Fully support the decision to entrust the stage back to a product with limited sales volume, but highly evocative image of the sporting heart of the diversity of DNA and Alfa Romeo. The product will support the projected sales volumes - 85,000 Alfa Romeo American operational in 2014 - will also be the first SUV with the Alfa brand.

Brabus: a new model at the Frankfurt Motor Show

The famous German tuner Brabus will unveil a new model based on the Mercedes at the Frankfurt Motor Show in September. The best known tuner of cars and exaggerated the home of the Star, are extremely popular in the U.S. and the Middle East, among the markets that best absorb the beauty and power rowdy extreme models with the "B" on the hood.

The latest jewel of the signature should be based on a German model in the C-Class is what we gather from this teaser released by the first and only tuner. It 'easy to assume that under the veil conceals the latest Mercedes coupe, which have already been presented variants AMG Black Series, racing cars for almost 500 hp and over.

Toyota introduced the Camry 'global'

With just over 14 million units behind them, Toyota has decided to extend the marketing of one of its most successful sedans, the Camry. In addition to some Asian countries and the United States, other countries will enjoy the versatility of this car. What do you think? Leave your comments, the most interesting magazine published in the Highway.

If you prefer, debate the news in our forums. After the Toyota Corolla, which has sold and sells many versions around the world, the Camry is the second model with more commercial pull of the Nippon mark. Since its appearance in 1982, this sedan has already accumulated seven generations and more than 14 million units sold worldwide.

Toyota Camry 2012: seventh series

Same size as the previous one, but a car body characterized by more "square", even "lighter" due to the use of aluminum and special steel. to the benefit of consumption. Here, in a nutshell, the new Toyota Camry, the seventh best-selling model series in the last nine years overseas, and (as we pointed out last year), who starred in 2007 a campaign of calls prior to that which affected , millions of units, between 2009 and 2010 mark.

Friday, August 26, 2011

Infiniti IPL G Convertible: will be in production in 2012

Infiniti has confirmed the production of the Pebble Beach IPL G Convertible sports version of fledgling Infiniti Performance Line in 2012. Launched as a concept at the Paris Motor Show 2010, the car was created on the basis of the G37 Convertible offers the same V6 and the Nissan 370Z from 338 hp, equipped with sports tailpipes, revised structure to enhance the handling with 19 "wheels, air improved braking and a brand new aerodynamic kit.

New Honda Civic is ready

Ready the new Honda Civic, the ninth generation, specifically developed for Europe, with five doors and a different platform to the American version released in early 2011. The Frankfurt Motor Show will remove the camouflage of the new Civic. When the new Honda Civic hit the market in early 2012 there will be three-door, five-door only.

Nor will there be Civic body with three volumes, the American version, which has received good reviews in the year of release. The new Civic, the European, has been developed specifically for this market. And so to the platform is different from the U.S., the tank is under the front seats and thus get the convenience you expect from a C-segment car in Europe, rear seats and trunk.

Aston Martin V12 Zagato will be presented at 2011 Frankfurt Motor Show

The Aston Martin V12 Zagato will come on the market since the summer of 2012. Produced in limited series, the last creature Gaydon will be presented at the IAA 2011, after it was unveiled last summer at Villa d'Este and his participation in the 24 Hours of Nurburgring.

On the occasion of the German leaders should confirm the Aston Martin production in only 150 copies and the price of the V12 Zagato. The exclusive coupe created to celebrate 50 years of the DB4 GT Zagato will retail for 330,000 pounds.

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Lexus: GS first images of new F-Sport and GS450h

Lexus GS range will expand with the new GS-F Sport and GS450h, both expected in late 2012 and intended to occupy two very different niches. The Japanese sedan will be set up "the German" versions of volume, sports and eco-friendly, waiting for a diesel engine (maybe four-cylinder) that can feed sales in Europe.

The GS450h could already be introduced in Frankfurt and will use the 3.5-liter V6 engine combined with an electric module, with a 4.5 V8 like performance, but significantly lower power consumption. For the M Sport is however expected a body kit, comprising a new front bumper, logos, profiles of blue and 19-inch alloy wheels.

Aston Martin V12 Zagato

Aston Martin has released the first official image of the V12 Zagato road version. The well-known "custom-" Anglo-Italian will be built in just 150 copies in the mid of 2012. Virtually hand assembled with extensive use of aluminum and carbon fiber, using the 6-liter V12 from 510 hp and is to commemorate the 50 years of the DB4 GT Zagato, the first sport created by combining the English brand with the signing of Italian design.

Rotary Supercars: the goal is to pulverize the Bugatti Veyron SuperSport

Rotary Supercars has announced that one of the model line will be powered by an engine with 8 rotary engines capable of delivering a total of around 2840 hp and 3494 Nm of torque. With the cavalry could cover half the 0-100 km / h in less than a second and touch a top speed of over 450 km / h. Figures that would dwarf the already amazing Bugatti Veyron SuperSport, flagship of the VW group.

The Rotary Supercars is also planning a more accessible, "only" 1200 hp, powered by a Wankel quadrirotore (based on the Mazda rotary 13B MSP) and called Predator GT. The company is also planning another Hypercar, the VelociRaptor, which is currently under construction. The first model of this new signature, which promises to demolish the world of hyper-cars from hundreds of thousands of dollars, could debut at the Top Marques in Monaco in 2012.

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Kia Soul Urban Shark: Maui & Sons with a shark becomes urban

The new special edition of the Kia Soul is a collaboration with Maui & Sons, the most famous brands in the surfing world, The Shark Urban Soul Special Edition model adds to the youngest and coolest of the Kia range a series of special features of the sports brand, making it robust and dynamic. The exterior is characterized by the dynamic design of the moldings that enhance the design of the headlights, turn signals, grille, rear bumper and fog lights.

Toyota Camry

Five years after the introduction of the latest series, known as XV40, Toyota Camry sedan and updates the changes to the car so the features most successful in the U.S., sold 327,804 copies last year and produced over 15 million by 1982. The ninth generation has a distorted body but not updated, and still rather bland looking like a Subaru.

The car body keeps the size of the XV40, 4.80 meters long, 1.82 wide and high 1.47, but the interior is more massive and offers a few inches more for the passengers. The engine range consists of three units, with the base four-cylinder 2.5 180 hp and 230 Nm This engine needs to 9:41 6.72 l/100 km city and highway, which increase up to 11.2 and 7.84 l/100 km for the 3.5-liter V6 with 272 hp and 336 Nm is much more interesting to reveal the 2.5 in the hybrid version, but detuned to 158 hp mated to a 105-kW electric module.

Subaru FT-86: BRZ will call you and will be presented at the IAA 2011

Subaru unveils the name of the FT-86 coupe, concept car, developed in collaboration with Toyota. The new two-door will be baptized BRZ, Boxer stands for Rear-Drive Zenith, and will have its world premiere at the 2011 Frankfurt Motor Show, scheduled from September 15 to September 25. Built on a new platform with front engine and rear-wheel drive developed jointly with Toyota, the new Subaru BRZ will be driven by 4-cylinder boxer engine with 200 horsepower combined with rear-wheel drive and capable of exceeding 220 km / h.

Ford and Toyota agreed to the gas hybrid

A collaboration between Ford and Toyota will research development of a new hybrid power for SUVs, pickup trucks and lighter rear-wheel drive, which will be mixed with gas engines and lithium ion batteries. Anyone who thinks that this program, which will be ratified next year, is born after long and laborious discussions occurred among the managers of both companies on both sides of the Pacific Ocean is wrong: all it was born from a chance meeting occurred in a room waiting for a U.S. airport from a number of House of Michigan, Alan Mulally, and his counterpart of the Rising Sun, Akio Toyoda.

The new Opel at the Frankfurt Motor Show: a new concept brand debuts

Opel presents the Frankfurt Motor Show with important new products: Astra GTC, Zafira Tourer, new and unreleased versions Combo Ecoflex. It 'was announced, however, also a novel concept, which for now we only know the main guidelines. This will be an "experimental vehicle that explores a new interpretation of mobility", a phrase that suggests an electrical model of the city, perhaps a foreshadowing of the future junior or even a model is still smaller.

Audi A8 Hybrid

The first four-cylinder engine fitted to the A8 range available in the Hybrid version, directed evolution of A8 Hybrid Concept on display at the Geneva Motor Show 2010. The flagship Audi uses the two-liter TFSI gasoline versions from 211 hp and 350 Nm, coupled in parallel to an electric motor for a total of 245 hp and 480 Nm electric unit delivers 40 kW and 210 Nm and is inserted in the automatic transmission ZF eight-speed, while its operation is governed by a multi-disc clutch in oil bath.

New Bentley Continental GTC: English luxury for 210,000 euros

The new Bentley Continental GTC is ready for the world premiere: the luxurious four-seater convertible in English will be presented at the 2011 Frankfurt Motor Show, scheduled for 15 to 25 September 2011. Pending Bentley has published the first official photos and video of the new Continental GTC. In the images we can see how the second generation of the GTC has been renewed without betraying the design which has made it a worldwide success.

Jaguart C-X16: 2011 concept for Frankfurt

Here is the "baby" Jaguar in the coming weeks we will see at the IAA. It is, for the moment, an anticipation of graphics, a first rendering released by the Centro Stile Jaguar. We can therefore assume that the lines that we will see in Frankfurt only slightly differs from the anticipation that you can see so far.

The car - a two-seater coupe, which should be equipped with a V6 engine placed at the front - anticipating future models of Coventry, in particular the more sporty versions: the C-X16 will have it for the role of trailblazer for new design criteria related to vehicle dynamics and implementation of new technologies.

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Chevrolet Malibu

After being presented simultaneously in the U.S. and China, the new Chevrolet Malibu will be shown to the public of the Frankfurt Motor Show 2011. The car will go on sale starting next year and become the new flagship of the brand. With a wheelbase of 2,737 mm and 1,577 mm of track, the new Malibu boasts a drag coefficient of close to 0.28 , a value which makes it among the most aerodynamic cars in the Chevrolet range.

Ford-Toyota's new hybrid engines for SUVs and trucks will be developed in partnership

Without an official announcement probably no one would give credit to the indiscretion bounced on the Internet throughout the afternoon. And instead, surprisingly, Ford and Toyota have reached an agreement for the development of a new avant-garde hybrid technology, dedicated to commercial light trucks and SUVs.

The Memorandum of Understanding signed today will be formalized in 2012 and then ratified within a degree course along at least a few years. The two brands have not revealed which cars will be equipped with new technologies, although all will have to use a rear-drive platform. The joint statement states that "working together, Ford and Toyota will give buyers more economical engines, advanced and generally better.

Toyota Prius Hybrid + 7 seats in Frankfurt 2011

We will use his knowledge at the 2011 Frankfurt Motor Show (15-25 September) and we do not buy it until 2012. It's the new Toyota Prius +, MPV (Multi Purpose Vehicle) equipped with seven seats full hybrid technology. As its name suggests, the Prius + provides a significant increase of space and seats more comfortable.

Compared to the version we already know, the Prius + is longer than 155 mm, wider by 30 mm, higher than 85 mm and a wheelbase increased by 80 mm, so as to allow all adult passengers to sit in all 3 rows of seats. The application of the third row of seats has made it possible to revisit the transmission of Toyota Hybrid Synergy Drive.

Fendi and the Maserati GranTurismo

After several experiments, the Italian fashion and a car manufacturer have jointly developed a product. In this case it is Fendi and together they launched the Maserati GranTurismo Fendi, which will be officially unveiled at the Frankfurt Motor Show, scheduled for the second half of September.

The Maserati GranTurismo Fendi was assembled in the historic location that has the Trident in Modena, using exclusive materials and colors specially created specifically for this project. The three-layer exterior paint color "Grey Fendi Flame" has a shimmering effect on the surface, while the inside is rooted in that yellow color reminiscent of the Maserati logo embroidered on the headrests and whose trade secret is all in the company led by Silvia Venturini Fendi.

Cadillac Ciel debuts at Pebble Beach 2011

Cadillac has presented at Pebble Beach the new Concept Ciel, a luxurious four-seater convertible and four-door started drawing inspiration from the beauty of the California coast. Link between historical and model as the new Eldorado of the future, the Cadillac Ciel (French for sky) wins at first sight: 5.17 meters long with a wheelbase of over 3 meters, the luxury convertible is powered by a twin-turbo V6 petrol engine with direct fuel injection mated to a hybrid system with electric motor powered by a lithium ion battery.

Ferrari Testarossa 250 sold for $ 16 million

Eventually, the Testarossa "number TR 0666" has found a new owner. The third, to be precise, since 1957, the year of its implementation. The car, which we described last month as "main course" organized by Gooding's auction at the Concours d'Elegance at Pebble Beach, which was held last weekend, represents the state of the prestigious Ferrari.

Toyota-Subaru coupe will be called BRZ

The "Via Crucis" of the Toyota-Subaru coupe as a new stage in the Frankfurt Motor Show (15-25 September), when Subaru will present a further evolved version of the Subaru Boxer Sports Car Architecture already on show in Geneva. This new concept introduces the final name, or BRZ, which is an acronym for Boxer, Rear wheel drive (RWD) and Zenith.

The BRZ series will be introduced in November, during the Tokyo Motor Show, while the factory will churn the first Japanese Gumma specimens from early 2012. The technical features remain unknown, with the exception of the boxer engine and rear-wheel drive.

Monday, August 22, 2011

Toyota Prius + the Prius minivan

The famous Toyota Prius hybrid car has a big brother: the Prius +. Its world premiere will take place at the 2011 Motor Show in Frankfurt. Larger exterior dimensions and interior comfort for seven occupants are its main features. What do you think? Leave your comments, the most interesting magazine published in the Highway.

If you prefer, debate the news in our forums. Toyota continues to extend its range of hybrid vehicles. To the existing Prius and Auris HSD, soon will add the plug-in version of the Prius next to the minivan variant, the Prius +. The latter will be one of the major developments leading Japanese manufacturer to the next edition of the Frankfurt Motor Show.

Porsche 961: the first information

Auto Express website gives us some info future first Porsche mid-engine, high-end vehicle that will replace the Carrera GT. The term 'high end' finds its highest sense, given that the 400,000 euros for Porsche has indicated as a minimum threshold. "There are good chances that a model goes from 400,000 in production," explained Matthias Müller in recent weeks, defining the contours of an evocative even mysterious.

Bugatti Veyron Grand Sport Super Sport

The Bugatti brand manager had anticipated in recent weeks, wink wink to a more hungry for the Grand Sport. However, Wolfgang Dürheimer not ventured any point in time, forcing it to analyze with these spy photos of the surprise Veyron Grand Sport Super Sport. The French supercar will therefore be configured in its most extreme variant, with detachable hood and engine of 1,200 hp, the combination of right turn in the car discovered the fastest currently available.

Kia Concept at Frankfurt 2011

The South Korean automaker Kia is preparing to face in a big way the next International Motor Show to be held in Frankfurt September 15 to 25. In addition to the redesign of the Soul and the brand new Rio model three-door Kia will unveil a stunning concept car even with four doors. A saloon-style that is very fashionable in recent times, a line that gives a nod to the most sports coupes such as the already established Mercedes-Benz CLS, Audi A7, Volkswagen Passat CC up to the most extreme Porsche Panamera and Aston Martin Rapide.

Mercedes B-Class: the new generation

She appeared on the internet the first image of the new B-Class, Mercedes main novelty expected to Frankfurt Motor Show (15-25 September). The compact SUV measures 4,359 mm long, 1,786 wide and 1,557 high, revealing longer (+90 mm) and lower (-50 mm) of the outgoing generation. The aesthetic changes and follows the dictates of the new styling, especially evident in the side, while on a technical level will debut the 1.6 turbo petrol 122 and 156 hp and the 1.8 diesel from 109 and 136 hp.

Friday, August 19, 2011

SsangYong: Frankfurt compact SUV

The Asian manufacturer presented at the Frankfurt Motor Show 2011 a new prototype that comes to occupy their niche in the compact SUV segment. Modularity, technology and design are its letter. What do you think? Leave your comments, the most interesting magazine published in the Highway. If you prefer, debate the news in our forums.

SsangYong arrives at Frankfurt Motor Show 2011 with a spectacular concept that is far removed from what we are accustomed to the South Korean manufacturer. For now, no name and the brand has only made public in the form of a teaser photo, so we'll have to wait for September 13 to learn all about the prototype.

A sports sedan, the new Kia

Kia will unveil the 2011 edition of the Frankfurt Motor Show a prototype of great aesthetic personality with four-door body and an interior configured for four occupants. Like the sports-blooded, have rear-wheel drive. Not announced the exact name of Kia concept car presented at the 2011 Motor Show in Frankfurt.

The South Korean manufacturer has confirmed that the German city unveiled a new prototype four-door body and a sharp design and spectacular sport. Sports image and also in mechanical configuration as the surprise of Frankfurt 2011 Kia have rear-wheel drive. According to data announced first few, the carrier is ready to accommodate four occupants.

Cadillac Ciel Concept

Cadillac introduces a spectacular four-door convertible and four-seater (with opening fold), called Ciel Concept and vaguely inspired by the Eldorado of the '70s. The Ciel uses a 3.6 V6 engine with dual turbocharging system, which delivers a maximum of 430 hp and is supported by a hybrid module with a lithium-ion batteries, included no means to improve the average distance but rather to increase the driving surplace .

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Cadillac ELR

Cadillac has confirmed the development and production of the new ELR, an extended-range electric vehicle based on the prototype Converj Concept. At first, it uses a technology similar to those already known Ampera and Chevrolet Volt. What do you think? Leave your comments, the most interesting magazine published in the Highway.

If you prefer, debate the news in our forums. General Motors Group continues to develop its technology for extended range electric vehicles. The Chevrolet Volt and Opel Ampera have been the first, but after they will come many more. One of them is the Cadillac ELR, the production and development have recently been confirmed by the U.S. firm.

Audi A4: first indiscretions on B9

The latest issue of German magazine Autobild Audi A4 B9 devotes ample space, anticipating the exclusive details about the engine range and technical solutions. The German-born D-segment platform and is MLB Ages 120/150 pounds lighter than the current A4, despite a further increase in size that will lead to exceeding the 4.70 meters.

The petrol engines have outputs ranging between 150 and 350 horsepower, while diesels will range from 150 to 300 hp. Technologies will be provided for all "green" as the Start & Stop and Brake Energy Regeneration.

General Motors confirmed the production of ELR-based Cadillac Converj. It will be hybrid

The third model to use GM's hybrid platform will be the Cadillac Voltec ELR, sporty two-door inspired by the Converj Concept. And 'American group to confirm the same, adding that the ELR is in an advanced stage of development. "Since its presentation, the Converj generated immediate enthusiasm - said Don Butler, vice-head of marketing Cadillac -.

We therefore decided to produce it in series as ELR in order to provide elements that no other car can offer, including the hybrid, the striking design and the pleasure of sporty driving true. " Cadillac also announced today it will present a new concept car on the opening day of the Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance.

Saab canceled the presence at the Frankfurt Motor Show

The Saab brand will not take part in the Frankfurt Motor Show (15-25 September), thus avoiding further aggravate an already very difficult economic condition.

The creditors' claims are now accompanied by a dossier opened the Swedish tax agency, which threatens to start the procedure of bankruptcy if you do not manage to pay off the 450,000 euros owed to the company Kongsberg Automotive AB and AB Infotiv, partners in the production of components for Seat and activity advice.

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

The new Jaguar C-X16 will debut at Frankfurt

The new Jaguar C-X16 will make its world debut at the Frankfurt International Motor Show on 13 September, seeking to be a new benchmark in its segment thanks to its design and technical features. We present the first draft of the new Jaguar C-X16, a model that has been designed by the same team that conceived other models in the British house as the XJ, XK and XF.

The project has been led by Design Director of Jaguar Cars, Ian Callum, who says that this concept car dubbed C-X16 set the tone for future Jaguar sport, pointing out new benchmark standards in design, dynamism and technology. Upon completion of this new prototype design, Ian Callum said that "Jaguar have always been known for its beauty and innovation, as well as its strength to look forward.

Mercedes SLK 250 CDI

After three generations, and fifteen-year career Mercedes SLK is offered with a diesel engine, now available for the SLK 250 CDI which will be ordered from 13 September. The technicians of the Star chose to use the four-cylinder 2143 cc 204 hp and 500 Nm, already under the hood of the S-Class and CLS and equipped with common rail system of fourth generation (pressure at 2,000 bar) and turbo-charged two- internship.

Smart ForTwo Electric Drive

Smart presented at the 2011 edition of the Frankfurt the third-generation ForTwo Electric Drive. The performance data and autonomy - now, about 140 km, this version improves on the previous one. This model is one hundred percent efficient and Urban goes on sale in 2012. What do you think? Leave your comments, the most interesting magazine published in the Highway.

If you prefer, debate the news in our forums. Again ecology again take center stage in the launch of a new vehicle. The next Frankfurt Motor Show, from 15 to 25 September to host the latest in light green ink. One of these 'green' players will be the third-generation Smart ForTwo Electric Drive or, in other words, the electric Smart ForTwo.

New Opel in Frankfurt

Opel will unveil the Astra GTC and Zafira Tourer at the Frankfurt Motor Show to be held in September, besides the electric Ampera and a series of developments at the propeller. All trademarks heat engines for the main event of the fall, the Frankfurt Motor Show. Opel is not a excepeción and has already confirmed that the German show will debut officially at two of its most anticipated models, the Astra GTC and Zafira Tourer.

3-door Kia Picanto

The utility of the South Korean manufacturer has expanded its range. The Kia Picanto 3 doors, winning in sports in which aesthetics are concerned, our country will be available in four finishes based on a price of 7490 euros. What do you think? Leave your comments, the most interesting magazine published in the Highway.

If you prefer, debate the news in our forums. Kia Picanto The family grows. Presented at the 2011 Geneva Motor Show the new generation, the utility expands its range with the arrival of the three-door version, which will feature five finishes, of which, and for the moment, only four come to Spain: Basic, Concept Drive and Emotion.

Audi Spyder Urban Concept

Audi is presenting the convertible version of the Urban Concept project your future as far as urban mobility is concerned. 1 +1 seating arrangement, electric motor drive and sleek design are the letters. A few days ago we received the first reports of the Urban Concept Audi, the Audi future project as far as urban mobility is concerned.

This is not the thing, and that the signing of the four rings will introduce the occasion of the Frankfurt Motor Show to be held in September, the convertible version of this prototype. This Audi Spyder Concept Urban roof obviously lacks, and has a windshield that extends to the end of the passenger compartment, providing comfort to the occupants and aggressive aesthetics that gives it a more sporty set.

Ford says goodbye to the CD

Once upon a time the CD player. In fact there is still, however, as do the plants "household", including support for CD board is ready to set the pace for much more advanced - and already proven - multimedia technologies. The next step, indeed, is the complete elimination of any CD player, to the benefit of iPods and other digital libraries.

An example in this sense, comes from Ford, which announced the next day they scrapped the CD through your stereo of your car. The future of music for your journey, then, it will be much more lightweight and practical. No more searching for CDs in the drawers and storage compartments: just a "pen" and you're done.

BMW X5 and X6 Exclusive Editions

The brand continues to liven up 2011 with Bavarian news. They will be available from autumn and beyond new versions for X5 and X6 SUV. So come the Exclusive Edition, which will be shown at the Frankfurt Motor Show 2011 and the variant of the BMW X5 30d XDrive, whose letter is efficiency. What do you think? Leave your comments, the most interesting magazine published in the Highway.

If you prefer, debate the news in our forums. While just over a month we got the first news of updates to BMW for the last throes of 2011, today marks the data reveals all about it. The main novelty will be presented at the Frankfurt Motor Show 2011, two special editions of the X5 and X6 SUV that add the surname of Exclusive Editions.

Hemera Eternity: English first anticipation of the new SUV

It will not be a "trivial" because the luxury SUV brand founders aspire to create a special niche, where they will turn even the future of home Lagonda SUV and Bentley. The British brand infant Eternity Motors will, therefore, a portion of the price paid to the cars of the highest lineage, because of the price that promises very high (greater than 170,000 euros) for the annual production limited to 100 copies and the mechanics of high-invoice even if shared with other cars.

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

News on Jaguar XKR-S Convertible

Jaguar's fastest ever road will also be offered in the Cabriolet version, identical in all respects to the coupe if it was not - obviously - by the absence of the pavilion. The XKR-S uses a 5-liter V8 engine with direct injection turbocharged and supercharged, which produces an output of 550 hp and 680 Nm The performance will be slightly lower than the coupe because of structural rigidities, leading to higher weight .

Opel: soon a small premium and a compact crossover

Large maneuvers in Opel: the German mark, under the strong pressure of its CEO Nick Reilly in the next few years will give a real turning point in her range, moving its center of gravity towards the higher market segments and removing the risk of overlap with Chevrolet in Europe. Among the big news in the pipeline are a small premium and the category of a compact crossover Nissan Qashqai.

The first model will have a position similar to the one-to-understand a Citroen DS3, and its list price certainly not popular, will help to increase the margins of the manufacturer. The small, provisionally known as Opel Junior, points to the segment of the public "who cares about the status of your car and its contents hi-tech." Reilly, former CEO Daewoo continued: "We learned a lot in Korea, where they can also make a profit on small.

Newport Convertible Jaguar Convertible XJL

Newport Convertible has achieved an unprecedented 5-seater cabriolet version of the new Jaguar XJ, here XJL long-wheelbase version. This type of cars, virtually nonexistent in the official price lists, requires strengthening interventions of the structure, as evidenced by the roll center and forced to use large soft top, as seen from the photos on the official site of the NCE.

The XJ Convertible was tested on the road from Edmunds and his line has not received critical acclaim, especially in the rear volume. The design of the production model is already very personal, but the addition of the hood, very bulky and cumbersome when open even when closed, does not improve the situation, also considering the elimination of a large part of the original glazing.

Exclusive Audi R8

The U.S. subsidiary of Audi launched the Exclusive is aimed at owners who want to customize your Audi R8 car through the exclusive use of leather and paints dedicated. The Audi exclusive also allows you to change the color of the side-side blades and to introduce new color combinations for the interior, such as the beautiful burgundy / black or tobacco / black present in the picture.

Audi takes, however, to point out that the possibilities are endless processing and complete discretion of the buyer. No official information about costs and delivery times.

Bugatti Veyron is the most expensive new car ever sold

The English dealer "Tom Hartley" on consignment has a Bugatti Veyron Super Sport or less intact, with just 864 miles (1,390 kilometers) to his credit. His exceptional value does not depend only by wear, since the sample is the number 2 of the 30 expected and has been exhibited at Bugatti's stand at the last Geneva Motor Show.

For this reason, the required amounts to economic well-2,100,000 pounds (2,410,000 euros), a figure sufficient to elect the most expensive new car ever sold. Who knows what influence the evaluation finishes in matt black and orange leather seats ...

Goodyear Air Maintenance Technology

Goodyear leaders are the same to admit that this technology represents an egg of Columbus. "Even if the procedure is complex, the basic idea is relatively simple: it is the same tire to draw further strength during the movement on the road." The Air Maintenance Technology allows it to each tire to maintain optimal and constant inflation pressure, thanks to the use of special components inside the rubber.

Lexus F Sport CT200h

The buyers of the Lexus version CT200h 2012 can order the new production F Sports, recognizable by the body kit skirts with flaps, larger front grille with honeycomb mesh, 17-inch alloy wheels in burnished metal, crown steering wheel and shift knob in leather and some metal inserts applied in the cockpit.

The Sport variant F also provides a specific calibration for the suspension and leather seats, though the latter offered only as options. Instead it will be standard on all trim the Vehicle Proximity Notification System, a buzzer to alert pedestrians approaching the vehicle, while the color range makes its debut Nebula Gray pearl gray and the free versions now have a navigation system on the 12V socket center console.

Fiat 500 U.S. sales below expectations in 2011

Sluggish sales of the Fiat 500 in the U.S.: Laura Soave, head of the Fiat brand to the North American market, has announced that the Italian small car "could not" reach the sales target of 50,000 units for 2011. This should have been, officially, the delay that occurred last spring in the opening of the dealers selected for the marketing model.

The Soave has also made it clear that without these issues the commercial objectives would be achieved definitely. The Soave has also announced that the activities of marketing and advertising related to the model will be intensified during the year while dealers specialize in selling model will increase from 100 to 130.

Land Rover: the new models will lose up to 500 kg

The new generation Land Rover may have a weight up to 500 kg less: the Indian-owned British manufacturer is in fact struggling with the need to reduce fuel consumption and emissions of its models. A process that can not be separated from the reduction of the masses involved. In addition to more economical diesel engines and hybrid intelligent systems, Land Rover was planning to replace the steel used for the bodies with the finest materials such as aluminum and carbon fiber: this will maintain the size of vehicles current range, while providing far superior road performance than today, combined with greater operating economy and a lower environmental impact.

New Peugeot 3008 and 5008 e-HDI

The micro-hybrid technology, e-HDI system with 'Stop & Start' of stop-start engine becomes available in the Peugeot 3008 and 5008. The engine that benefits from this system is the 1.6 HDI 112 hp, which improves its efficiency around 15 percent. Peugeot continues to expand its micro-hybrid technology-HDI and its range of models.

The first premiered that were 508 and 308. Now is the minivan 5008 and the 'crossover' 3008 which incorporated this system. Thanks to 'Stop & Start' of the stop-start micro-hybrid engine this technology, the new Peugeot 3008 and 5008 improved in terms of efficiency, with lower consumption and CO2 emissions, namely, the improvement is around to 15 percent of.

Lotus Evora Road Car Concept GTE

Based on the Lotus Evora GTE Road Race Car Concept comes this, which becomes the prototype of the future street version of this model. Will he finally sold? Hopefully yes, because the first data promise. It will not be presented until next August 18 to mark the Concours d'Elegance Pebble Beach, but we already have the first image of the new 'concept' of Lotus, the Evora Road Car GTE, which is the street version of the model of competition that Lotus Motorsport manufactured to compete in the GTE.

Toyota Prius PHEV

The expected Toyota Prius 'Plug in' is ready: the production model will make its official debut at the Frankfurt Motor Show 2011. Consumption of 2.2 l/100 km and emissions below 50 g / km of CO2 are your cover letter. What do you think? Leave your comments, the most interesting magazine published in the Highway.

If you prefer, debate the news in our forums. Two years after the prototype 'plug' of the Toyota Prius to be shown to the world, the manufacturer announced the launch of Nippon production model. Will be at the Frankfurt Motor Show 2011 where we will see the Toyota Prius PHEV, the most advanced hybrid models to date.

Saturday, August 13, 2011

Lexus IS-F Model Year 2012

Lexus today announced the first official details on the account of the IS-F renewed for the model year 2012. The most interesting with regard to superberlina Japanese regard the technique: the IS-F 2012 has been redesigned in some parts dynamically in order to be more effective than before. Lexus has introduced this new shock absorbers, stiffer springs and stabilizer bars for increased section.

Audi: 300 pounds less for the new Q7. Coming to Q4 and Q6

The next-generation Audi Q7 uses a new aluminum platform, much more refined and technology of the present structure. An example? The total weight of the Q7 II should be reduced as much as 300 pounds, reaching 1,900 and so breached the barrier of two tons. However this will not be the only improvement in the future range of SUV / crossover Audi.

The upcoming Q5 will be lighter by about a ton and will share the base with the backbone of Porsche Cajun, which will also be born the Q4 and Q6.

Friday, August 12, 2011

Bentley: official confirmation for the SUV, diesel engines and hybrid

During a dinner with British journalists that took place last night at the headquarters in Crewe, Wolfgang Dürheimer, a number of Bentley has confirmed many plans for the future of the house. First and foremost that of a luxury SUV market expected for 2014. The all-wheel drive model has even been called a "priority" by the manager.

The SUV is not the only rabbit in the cylinder Dürheimer: the Bentley has to at least three other major projects for the future of the house. The subsidiary of the Volkswagen Group aims to expand its product offering with unpublished diesel and hybrid. The Bentley SUV, known internally as Project BY736, cousins born on the same architecture of the Volkswagen Touareg, Audi Q7 and Porsche Cayenne next generation.

Renault Clio Williams with the 240 hp turbo touch

We had already spoken of the expected return of the Clio Williams in 2012, as the swan song of the current-generation Clio. This is an operation nostalgia propitiated by the return of F1 Williams Renault duo, who can then create a special edition like the one now considered collector, born in the 90s and the basis for a generation of racing cars.

Pebble Beach 2011: a Lincoln auction used by Pope Paul VI and by the astronauts of the Apollo program

The usual auction of jewels on wheels that Bonhams organizes each year during the Concours d'Elegance at Pebble Beach, will arrive in the coming days, a truly unique: the auction house will offer the wealthy collectors who attend your appointments a Lincoln Continental 1964 with landaulet body. Based on the '61 Continental, this extraordinary vehicle of representation of the well 7.5 m in length, was prepared by coachbuilders Lehmann-Peterson of Chicago for the visit of Pope Paul VI in New York in 1965: on that occasion the Pope was transported on board the Lincoln to the United Nations headquarters and then at Yankee Stadium, where he celebrated a mass.

Chevrolet Camaro: mysterious side airbag deployment during certain maneuvers drifting

Saturday 7 and Sunday 8 August the racetrack Milan Dragway Milan (Michigan) hosted one of the many track-day weekend planned in mid-summer, events in which the healthy and fun among oversteer skids can not do without beer and some girl in skimpy clothes. If nothing else, this will be remembered for the involuntary appointment of Paul Beiswenger company, owner of a Chevrolet Camaro that he decided to blow side airbags for no apparent reason, during a long drift.

Renault brand new range of engines for the new Clio 4

The new fourth-generation Renault Clio engine range will offer a new and completed by various units of new generation, as anticipated by Autointernationaal. nl. Retired some old 4-cylinder petrol and diesel, the range will focus on synergies and downsizing to lower levels of consumption and emissions, without recourse, at least initially, to hybrid versions.

Infiniti JX: sixth official teaser

Infiniti has released a new teaser of the new JX, the 7-seater SUV which will be presented at Pebble Beach. The car is now practically revealed in all its parts, excluding interior, and confirms all the more traditional styles of Japanese luxury brand of Nissan group. The line is not "courageous" than the FX, but it is important dynamic considering the size and interior volume necessary for three rows of seats.

Mercedes CLC will also be the Shooting-Brake

The Mercedes CLC, the younger sister of the CLS coupe-sedan set to debut in the coming years, will give birth to a second body variant. Just like the CLS, even the most compact model will be declined in a shooting-brake version, which will take the form of a station-all sport coupe and dynamism. Mercedes, therefore, continues to create new market niches with the dual purpose of responding to an increasingly demanding public and increase profits.

Honda Civic 2012: new data

Honda has chosen the Frankfurt Motor Show to officially present the new generation of Honda Civic. This will exclusively with a five-door version will arrive in dealerships in early 2012. Will be presented next September at the Frankfurt Motor Show, but not until early 2012 when we see in European showrooms.

We talk about the new 2012 Honda Civic, which will be exclusively a five-door version and will incorporate a number of interesting developments in their mechanical, all aimed at improving their efficiency. The new Honda Civic will have an i-DTEC engine which combines, according to Audi engineers, excellent performance with a CO2 emission level really low.

Toyota Auris, presented the new range

The car firm Toyota has launched a new range of Auris, which has experienced a series of cosmetic changes and also incorporates new finishes and standard equipment. Their prices range between 17,300 and 23,750 euros. Toyota has launched a new range of its Auris model, where the car's exterior has been renovated by new tire design, while the tapestries have been incorporated within specific finish.

Audi and Urban Concept-tron: the video-teaser

Audi has begun in recent days to spread the material on the e-tron Urban Concept, revolutionary prototype that will present at the next Frankfurt Motor Show. Today is the turn of the first official video for this two-seater tandem, which promises to make a very low weight of its main virtues, with extensive use of carbon fiber.

Honda: 110 g/km CO2 for the new 2.2 i-DTEC

The engine range of the Honda Civic will have X as a unit the new barycentric 2.2 i-DTEC, four-cylinder diesel with 150 hp, 350 Nm and just 110 grams of carbon dioxide per 100 kilometers. Japanese engineers have devoted almost maniacal attention to the containment of waste, reducing friction between moving parts and increase internal efficiency.

These interventions are parallel to the careful study of the aerodynamics and the use of a particularly refined Stop & Start system, that file only 5 g / km in the counting of emissions. The new 2.2 i-DTEC turns out to be less polluting than the old 2.2 (-29 g / km), despite the power increase of 10 hp.

Toyota Prius Plug-in Hybrid

Toyota has officially announced the debut of the Prius plug-in hybrid at the Frankfurt Motor Show. This is the standard version of the prototype already presented by month and subject to several tests, ready to respond to competition in the hybrid. PHEV technology is the new flagship of the Japanese house, and proposes new lithium ion battery that allows an average consumption of just 2.2 l/100 km, with emissions of just 49 g / km.

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Nissan Murano CrossCabriolet is the car least appreciated America in 2011

The Nissan Murano CrossCabriolet, for the time being presented only on the American market, has won the "2011 Most disliked Car", or the car less than welcome in 2011 according to a survey of Fortune, conducted among some journalists. The only positive comments came from some representatives of the fairer sex, while male colleagues did not spare harsh criticism of the Murano, considered ugly, lazy drive, with a little frame too hard after the controversial transformation in soft-top convertible.

Rolls-Royce Bespoke increases the activities of the department

Rolls Royce announces that it has hired new technicians to increase high-profile activities of his department, accessories and customization, called Bespoke. The staff will therefore be doubled by the grafting of new designers, engineers and managers at various levels, all involved in making paints and luxury "cars that transform standard in unique products and exclusive", hand-finished and the certainty that no other buyer has chosen the same color combination.

Even in China, car testing without driver starts

Researchers at the National University of Defense Technology have started road tests of the first Chinese car without a driver, very interesting because it uses a solution alternative to the Google Car. The Hongqi HQ3 chosen as a "mule" has in fact sensors, cameras and computers, but it lacks a GPS system that monitors and controls the position of the trajectories.

The HQ3 can ignite and travel in total autonomy, but does not depend in any way from satellites: all its intelligence is in fact contained within the body of 4.97 meters. The "driveless car" has run in the 248 highway miles between the city of Changsha from Wuhan, using 3 hours and 20 minutes, bringing to an end without incident the first real road test.

ABT Audi Q3

ABT presents its interpretation of the new Audi Q3, which will be available on the aesthetic and mechanical changes. The Q3 is in fact equipped with new front grille, bumper sports, flared fenders, side skirts, spoiler and a sports exhaust with 4 outputs. The trim can count on new alloy wheels with sizes from 18 to 20 "and new lowered springs.

The range is modified engines with electronic intervention of nature: the 2.0 TDI increased from 140 to 170 hp and 177 to 195 hp, while the 2.0 TSI petrol rose from 170 to 210 hp and 211 to 250 hp. If and when present the Audi Q3 RS with the 2.5 turbo 5-cylinder petrol, we are sure that ABT will intervene as it did on the TT-RS and RS3: in that case the power is from 340 to over 500 hp.

Mazda temporarily blocked the development of the Wankel rotary engine

The Wankel engine, which for decades has marked the history of Mazda in serious danger of ending up in oblivion: the Japanese company could soon say goodbye to the rotary. To anticipate was Kiyoshi Fujiwara, manager product planning and development of powertrain manufacturer. The manager, during an interview with Ward's Auto, has clearly stated that the discussion on the future of the Wankel is completely open.

Endora SC-1, the European Corvette

Endora German company presents the first images of SC-1, a car that was created with the goal of becoming the Chevrolet Corvette in Europe. Mimbres is for it. Let's see. One of the American muscle car with more tradition in history, the Chevrolet Corvette has been a model that has served many times as a basis for various companies engaged in the world of work prepared around it.

Now we are facing a time of such, and that Endora SC-1, which has been built from the chassis of the Chevrolet Corvette, aims to become almost famous European version of the vehicle. However, it is clear that the German Endora is not intended as a preparation for the Corvette, but everything almost from scratch to create a muscle car that becomes a reference of the old continent.

BMW Logo: in a video the origin and evolution

The BMW logo, it would seem to explain why the Bavarian manufacturer is called "House of the propeller," with obvious reference to the kind of prop that seems glimpsed on his historic symbol. In reality, however, the facts are different and even though the company has taken the first steps by building aircraft engines, there is no connection with that time.

The group of Monaco of Bavaria has released a video to explain the origins behind the logo, a movie through which we learn that the symbol is derived from that of today's BMW Motorenwerke Rapp, the company that, in the shadow of the First War World, realized the aircraft engines on behalf of the Austrian Government.

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

New spy photos of BMW 3 Series Touring

After showing at the beginning of July, the first spy photos of BMW 3 Series new generation, we return to take care of the average Bavarian Today we offer a forklift that immortalize the shots of the touring version of the upcoming F30. The camouflage pattern start to get lighter and it is therefore possible to begin to get an idea of what will be the lines: The next 3-Series sedan version in the least-should be presented in world premiere at the Geneva Motor Show next March.

Subaru XV: first official teaser

Subaru has confirmed the debut of the new XV at the next Frankfurt Motor Show. As widely anticipated, is the version of the new Impreza crossover for the European market and is derived strictly from the recent XV Concept displayed at the show in Shanghai. For the moment it was released only a picture on the front, showing some of the characteristic features of the model wheel arch extensions, new design alloy wheels with special tires and raised suspension.

Opel Model Year 2012

The approach of autumn push to renew the Opel Insignia, subject to a marginal upgrade for broadening the range and introduce new and more efficient engines. No changes in style, while the coloring debut "Luxor" metallic, Nappa leather interior "Indian Night" and new alloy wheels. The range of engines is updating at the same time and made more palatable by the introduction of the ecoFLEX version 1.4 petrol 140 bhp and 200 Nm This engine replaces the old-aspirated 1.8 and allows all'Insignia touching 100 per hour starting acceleration in 10.9 seconds, reaching a top speed of 205 km/h and only consumes 5.9 liters per 100 kilometers, with emissions of 134 g/km.

New Suzuki Swift Sport

The Suzuki Swift Sport is the main novelty that shows the Japanese in the next edition of the Frankfurt Motor Show. It has a more powerful 1.6-liter air-now, 136 hp, and more efficient than the previous generation. What do you think? Leave your comments, the most interesting magazine published in the Highway.

If you prefer, debate the news in our forums. The range of Suzuki Swift will soon present an important development with the arrival of the Sport version, the sporty and powerful version of this utility. His international debut will take place at the Frankfurt Motor Show in September, but we have to wait at the end of 2011 for arrival in dealerships.

Ford delayed the launch of the Focus Electric

Ford has decided to delay the launch of the electric variant of the new Focus. The car was to debut in 19 U.S. states by the end of 2011, but now the programs have changed before the end of the year, the Focus Electric will be launched only in New York and California. Elsewhere we'll have to wait until at least spring 2012, and only later the model will reach Europe.

Ferrari: six models in the next three years

Ferrari will update its range with six new cars in the next three years, starting with the 458 Spider, which will be introduced during the Frankfurt Motor Show (15-25 September). The advances obtained by Automotive News formalizing the presence of a folding hard-top, while the V8 engine and the mechanics would not be changed.

In 2012, then touch the new sedan with front engine V12, heir to the 599 GTB Fiorano, and the limited-edition supercar with a twin-turbo V8 engine, carbon fiber and solutions to contain emissions.

Ferrari F152 spy photos

It was about seven months to launch the new Ferrari V12 sedan (project code F152), heir to the 599 GTB Fiorano used as a forklift in this latest round of spy photos. The body of a 599 GTO has so the new twelve-cylinder front longitudinal, brought to 6.3 liters and 700 hp, which is already under the hood where the FF instead delivers 660 hp.

The classic pattern is made up of the transaxle gearbox Getrag dual-clutch seven-grafts, also from the FF. Compared to the 599 GTB is also reasonable to expect some solutions for reducing emissions, the road to the next estremizzerà Ferrari F70, while the total weight should drop by a few units from the current 1,690 pounds.

Audi Urban Concept

Audi Urban Concept is a prototype electric car seats two and anticipates the possible outlines of the city car of the future. Lightweight construction, LED headlights, 21-inch wheels ... technology and entertainment go hand in hand. It is announced officially, but surely will be one of the main changes in editing audio sample 64 of the Frankfurt Motor Show.

We refer the peculiar Urban Concept prototype, the interpretation Audi city car of the future. How could it be otherwise, the Urban Concept Audi propulsion power is entirely thanks to the two engines 'drink' of the energy stored in a lithium-ion batteries. Does not indicate the exact position of these two engines, but is expected to be located one on each axis.

Opel Insignia 2012: first details

The German brand Opel has released the first details of the restyling of the Opel Insignia, which will featuring a series of cosmetic tweaks and improvements in their engines. Despite their best-selling Opel never stops working on the Insignia, which is preparing a facelift that will include changes to both aesthetic and mechanical level.

On the outside, in principle, the changes will be minimal, limited to a new color for the body and redesigned wheels. Inside Opel include two new entertainment systems than at present, and that will download updates onto an SD card, a much more user friendly. Also included is a new Nappa leather called 'Indian Night' on the seats, and a system that warns against possible collisions, called Forward Collision Alert System.

Citroën DS5

Citroen has released the official gallery of photos of his DS5, the model that will star the lead role on the upcoming Frankfurt Motor Show stand the French. The third proposal of the exclusive range of DS in the form of a prototype at the Shanghai Motor Show, we had seen before only in the final three photos of the interior.

The debut of this particular crossover in international markets is planned for early 2012. Citroën DS5

Toyota: August 29 will attempt the record for electric cars at the Nürburgring

Toyota Motorsport has today launched, in the middle of summer, a surprise announcement: the branch of the sport Nissan, which is based in Cologne, announced Aug. 29 that the next attempt to break the current lap record at Nurburgring with regard to the category of electric cars. Today, the primacy belongs to the Peugeot EX1: The French prototype scored at the end of April, a 9'01 "338, which according to the ads of Toyota will be passed with relative ease.

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

The Sultan of Brunei sells part of his collection

One of the greatest collectors of the planet, the Sultan of Brunei, sells some of her jewelry, super rare or even unique pieces commissioned from the biggest manufacturers, often used rarely. We do not know whether it is the fault of the crisis or just a whim of the owner, perhaps eager to make room for new purchases or other ready to get rid of some "duplication".

Jalopnik reports link it with ads for cars that the Sultan has decided to offer for sale: New cars do not yet branded, zero km mileage or ridiculous, rare examples of Ferrari, Maserati, Jaguar, Lamborghini and Mercedes in need of a nice cut and someone who uses them, without leaving them to gather dust in a "princely" admission.

Ford Focus RS confirmed the third generation. It will have 350 hp

When just a few weeks to the launch of the ST version, with EcoBoost 2.0 liter 250-hp, drive on the Australian site confirms the introduction of more sporty Focus RS, now in its third series and fixed point of the hot-hatch segment. The German sedan will be re-equipped with the 2.0 supercharged, the power equal if not better than the last guaranteed Focus RS500: 350 hp will then be the minimum threshold, with the possibility of venturing to a height of 380.

Infiniti Etherea: Debut in 2013

Infiniti will debut the Etherea in 2013, the standard version of the model presented as a concept at the Geneva Motor Show 2011. This luxury midsize sedan will be the new Infiniti range of entry level and, according to MotorAuthority advances, could also give life to a range of coupe and convertible, as opposed to future similar variants will come from Mercedes and BMW Series 1 and Class A.

Accident to the car without a pilot of Google: A crash occurred in manual mode

The height of the ridges, the first incident in the car without driver of Google, which is currently undergoing an intense phase of testing, occurred while the car was in manual mode and had a human driver at the wheel. After more than a few raised concerns about road safety, therefore, the Google Automated Car has crashed in which the responsibility was entirely another.

Not everything is clear, however, regarding the incident. According to Google in the crash were only two cars involved, while an eyewitness speaks of five cars damaged in the accident. According to man, one of the Toyota Prius Google has found itself engaged in an emergency braking at the limit of the lock, but failed to prevent a second Prius, which has been so impacted in the rear.

Audi A1 2.0 TDI

Starting in September, the Audi A1 will be available in combination with the 2.0 TDI 143 PS common rail, already used under the hood of the Seat Ibiza FR and configured to obtain the same power of the Mini Cooper SD. This unit delivers 143 hp and 320 as mentioned Nm of torque, enough to push the A1 up to 217 km / h to 100 km / h in 8.2 seconds, while the manual six-speed promises an enviable bounty of operation .

Alfa Romeo: the United States with the 4C and the compact crossover

In the series of rumors, denials and delays are now part of a certainty: Alfa Romeo will return to North America with the 4C and a compact crossover, the C source-Ages. The remaining elements of the mosaic are exposed to Burian, the oscillations of a great chief ambitious and relentless, very demanding to have failed - so they say - three times the style of Julia.

Therefore difficult to move dates, much less assume semesters, recommended by a past that once again the echo of the word "delay". And instead of a long article published by Automotive News clarifies plans for his return of Alfa Romeo in North America, including how the latest delay also represents a possible light at the end of the tunnel.

Audi A5, new gasoline engine

The Audi A5 launches a new gasoline engine. 1.8 TFSI is the redesigned, with which the brand achieved an output of 170 hp and reduces the average consumption of 5.6 liters of fuel per 100 kilometers, 21% less than the previous version. This engine 1.8 TFSI is the top of the range of four-cylinder engine and operated with a manual transmission gets an acceleration from 0 to 100 km / h in 7.9 seconds, reaching a top speed of 230 km / h.

Spy photos of new Honda Civic

During the Frankfurt Motor Show (15-25 September) will present the Honda Civic of the new generation, preceded by an official video that heralds the spread of the first images. The Japanese C-segment has a different style than the version for the North American market, traditional in its development in three volumes.

We note in particular the volume rear trunk and rear window inclinatissimo, while the front wedge-shaped profile results in an almost tapir. The Honda engineers promise a driving dynamics evolved, more refined, although the pattern remains unchanged and suspension differs only in new anti-roll bars and new rear suspension link bushes.

Lamborghini Gallardo Super Trofeo in Frankfurt a Road?

After the enigmatic anticipation of the last few days, chasing rumors about the new Lamborghini model will present in Frankfurt. In the last hours as several websites have speculated Egmcartech the debut of a more sporting version of the limited edition Gallardo Super Trofeo inspired directly involved in the single-make championship since 2009.

Aerodynamically and technically advanced than the Superleggera, the Super Trofeo would then represent the model closer to the version purchased by customers from the competition Lamborghini Blancpain excluding Edition of 2010, effectively a Superleggera with a simple layout and color graphics varied.

Monday, August 8, 2011

BMW X3 xDrive20i and coming versions xDrive35d

The BMW X3 is enriched with two new engines that are located respectively at the base and at the top of the list. The new units will be presented at the forthcoming Frankfurt Motor Show 2011 and will be marketed in the X3 range in autumn. The BMW X3 xDrive20i will be the new entry-level version, but already brilliant enough for those not looking for ideas to be record-holder.

Thanks to the twin-scroll turbocharger, four-cylinder petrol engine delivers 184 hp at 4800 rpm and 270 Nm of torque at 1250 rpm / min. Other features include the standard Start & Stop system, the electronic system and Valvetronic variable valve lift 6-speed manual transmission (the automatic 8-speed option).

Mercedes AMG Roadster SLS in California Ducati Island 2011

Mercedes and Ducati carry out their strategic cooperation in terms of communication and marketing: the SLS AMG Roadster has made its North American debut at Ducati Island 2011, an event held at Laguna Seca with the team's official MotoGP and the presence of a number of Ducati, Gabriele del Torchio.

Evoque Range Rover: Land Rover's new paradigm

That Range Rover Evoque is the story of an announced success. Its design concept LRX so faithful to make it one of the few exercises in style from that Salon may also put in the garage. And the audience appreciated immediately, as confirmed by the 18,000 units already in the book launch. In light of these numbers is no surprise that Land Rover wants to repeat the formula on the next Range Rover Evoque also out next year 2013, making last came the new paradigm of the range.

Ford Mustang in 2014 may take the place of Capri

For years, Ford assumed the return of the price lists of Capri, a sporty coupe derived from the focus with which to return to compete in the market against rivals like the Volkswagen Coupe Scirocco, Hyundai Genesis and even the future Toyota FT-86. According to Ex Autoblog, however, this project could be completely revolutionized by a marketing choice perfectly consistent with the brand strategy: leverage the new Mustang, due in 2014, as a global model from the sport affordable.