Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Opel is preparing a minicar by 2013

Opel has officially confirmed that in 2013 the German mark range will fill a car, which in size will be smaller Corsa. According to preliminary information, the new product will be named Allegra.
Specifically for this model, the Opel plant in Eisenach, will be modernized, which plans to spend 90 euros ITD.
Reportedly, the overall length of future innovations will be 3 - 3,2 meters, which means it will be shorter, not only the current Corsa, but the Agila. Despite its small size, the cabin has room for four passengers, and the list of equipment will be somewhat airbags, climate control and a panoramic roof.
The database Allegra get petrol and diesel three-cylinder units, but work is underway and over the full electric version of the machine.

Cadillac is preparing for the premiere of Paris

Cadillac at the Paris Motor Show will bring its entire new range, including the CTS-V sedan and SUV Escalade Hybrid.
CTS-V Coupe - European premiere of this year's brightest new luxury brand. Coupe is equipped with a 6.2-liter engine V8 with 564 hp and accelerates to 100 km / h in 3,9 seconds. Model on the assembly line since the summer, while sales in Europe will begin with the end of the year.
Escalade Hybrid - a full-size premium SUV, equipped with fuel-efficient two-mode hybrid. It reduces fuel consumption in the urban cycle of 40% and significantly reduce emissions of CO2. When driving at low speed machine uses only the electric motor. In addition, Escalade Hybrid is equipped with a system Active Fuel Management, breaking in eco-mode half-cylinder 6-liter V8.
Other models, which will also be presented on the stand Cadillac - CTS Coupe, CTS Sports Wagon, CTS-V Sedan and the crossover SRX. For implementation of its Cadillac models deploy an updated dealer network in the amount of about 40 dealerships in key markets in Europe.

Thursday, September 16, 2010

BMW X1 from Hartge

Tuning komplektdlya two modifications crossover BMW-X1 Hartge. Sego using the power X1sDrive18i 150 to 180 hp, which gave 217 km / h and acceleration from zero to "hundreds" of 8.1 seconds. Grew up power diesel modification 20d: posledorabotok it develops 177hp instead of 209 Zero to 100 km / h it for 6,9 seconds (at 1.2 seconds better than the standard), and the maximum speed increased to 24km / h and now is 229 km / h.
Obemashiny were underestimated by 20 mmpodvesku and 20-inch alloy wheels. Zadoplatu offers sports ruli aluminum pedals. Stoimosttyuning-set is not reported.

Ford Focus ST - premiere in Paris

Shortly before the premiere, at the Paris Motor Show, Ford announced details of the new Focus ST.
The top model line is the front bumper of the Focus with the developed grille, new bodywork and rear spoiler. Characteristic which distinguishes ST - located in the center exhaust pipes. Inside Focus ST - new sport seats, as well as elements of decoration from the Carboniferous.
Under the hood "charged" version of the Focus - a new family of EcoBoost petrol turbo 2-liter and a power of 250 hp It is expected that it will disperse the Focus ST to the "hundreds" for 6 seconds and top speed is 250 km / h. Sales of new items will start no earlier than 2012, but it can be seen at the booth Ford, along with other modifications to the family Focus - at the Paris Motor Show, the first time they will be presented together.
In addition to the Focus, at the Ford stand will be presented to the new Mondeo, which premiered at the Moscow International Motor Show, as well as Compact MPV C-Max and Grand C-Max.

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Chinese Rover Coming in Europe Market

At the end of the year will start European sales Roewe 550 Group SAIC - machine created on the purchased Chinese Rover 75 platform.
Realization of the car will go through a dealer network brand MG. The machine is equipped with a petrol turbo engine volume 1.8 liters and 150 hp, later planned to release a two-liter diesel engine option. Specifications, as well as the cost will be known closer to the start of sales.
Recall that the firm MG after bankruptcy in 2005, was bought by Chinese company Nanjing Automobile Group, which in turn came in 2007, the concern SAIC, and thus, a Chinese manufacturer came right on the mark, and MG Rover, as well as access to technologies. Use of the name Rover was later blocked by the concern Ford.

Audi announced prices R8 Spyder

The public version of the most powerful sports car in the lineup Audi is estimated at 6746200 rubles with manual transmission and in rubles 7067200 - Transmission with R-tronic.
R8 Spyder is equipped with engine capacity of 5.2 liter V10 with 525 hp and torque of 530 Nm. Acceleration to 100 km / h machine takes over 4.1 seconds, top speed - 313 km / h. An optional six-speed sequential R-tronic transmission operates in automatic or manual mode, in which case the transfer switch petals.
Standard equipment includes a system Launch Control, control clutch, four-wheel drive Quattro and differential lock. The soft top opens and closes in 19 seconds, including moving at speeds up to 50 km / h.
We offer three options for coloring the top and 11 - the body, however, the buyer can order and an exclusive version of the painting.

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Electric Vehicle Peugeot tells about iOn

Published a new information on the electric vehicle Peugeot iOn, which began sales in Europe scheduled for December 2010.
Motor power, installed under the hood iOn, up 63 hp and torque - 180 Nm. This ensures that the dispersal and "hundreds" of 15,9 seconds and a top speed of 130 km / h. The charge comes from the home network for 6 hours. Mileage on full charge - 150 km.
In the basic equipment includes alloy wheels, fog lights, air conditioner, audio system with USB and Bluetooth, automatic headlamps. Additionally you can order a navigation and winter package.
Peugeot iOn first time will be available only in the lease, for a fee of 500 euros per month.

Electric version Ford Focus

Ford intends to begin selling an electric version of the Focus in 2011 in America, and in 2012 - in Europe.

Ford Focus Electric will be equipped with lithium-polymer battery, providing him a power reserve of 160 km. Charging the battery will be carried out on household electric 220 or 110 V.

In Focus Electric will also be used with liquid cooling system batteries, which will help extend battery life: protection from overheating and prevent formation of cracks in the electrodes, in addition, heating batteries in the cold will raise productivity. Charging from the network also will not start until the battery is automatically brought to operating temperature.

Monday, September 6, 2010

New Dodge Durango declassified seven seat crossover

Declassified data on the new Dodge Durango - seven-seat crossover will appear on the U.S. market in late 2010.
With predecessors, the new Durango relates only to the name: the brand new car built on a platform recently debyutirovashego Jeep Grand Cherokee. From him and two gasoline engines: V6 Pentastar (3.6 liter, 280 hp) V8 HEMI (5,7 l, 360 hp).
Externally, the new Durango features an abundance of chrome decor and label with a new logo mark. Company representatives say the use of improved materials in the interior decoration, and the interior, as promised, could be transformed in 22 variants.
In the base set will consist of airbags, including side, curtain of security, stability and active headrests. Among other things, Durango will get the system running without a key, adaptive cruise control, a monitoring system of "dead zones" and to prevent a frontal collision.
Production Dodge Durango will be established in America, at a factory in Detroit.

Cruze-hatchback eye on the European market

One of the prime of the Paris Motor Show will be the Chevrolet Cruze Hatchback. Mark distributed a pre-production version of the photo.

Cruze-hatchback is designed with an eye on the European market, where this body type is quite popular. Due to the new modification Chevrolet expects to significantly increase sales.

Design production version seems to be repeating the exterior of the prototype, except for the LED head optics. Trunk volume novelties - 400 liters, back seat will be made collapsible in the ratio of 60:40.

Motor Line, is likely to remain the same as that of the current sedan Cruze: two petrol engines 1.6 liter (116 hp) and 1.8 liters (141 hp) and 2.0 turbo l (123 hp)

Five-door Chevrolet Cruze goes on sale in Europe in the summer of 2011, prices will be announced closer to the beginning of sales.

Saturday, September 4, 2010

Five-year plan McLaren

McLaren, a British sports car manufacturer, plans to release in five years, five new models.

First of all, it's supercar, McLaren MP4-12C, which sales will begin next year. The car will be released in 1000 copies, which is slightly even by the standards of supercars. He has to compete with Ferrari and Porsche 458 Italia 911 GT2.

In addition, according to some sources, the company is preparing a rival for the Porsche 911 cost about $ 100 thousand, and possibly a successor to McLaren F1, as well as the model, which takes an intermediate position between these two. The company may issue a public version of the MP4-12C or "charged" version of the model.

Issued terms of reference for the presidency ZIL

"Plant Likhachev" ABRAHAM LINCOLN / THE YEAR OF HIS ELECTION AND HIS PATH TO THE PRESIDENCY (A CARreceived technical task of developing a car for top officials.

"They will consider and decide how their capacity, you can create a class car, given the parameters that we have identified" - press-secretary of the administration of President Viktor Khrekov.

He also explained that the issuance of the TOR for the presidential car has no relation to the plans of Italian studio Pininfarina to work with ZiLom. "We will cope on their own", - said Khrekov, noting that produce cars for the president can not only ZIL, and other domestic enterprises. ABRAHAM LINCOLN / THE YEAR OF HIS ELECTION AND HIS PATH TO THE PRESIDENCY (A CAR

Recall order to explore the possibility of replacing the presidential Mercedes-Benz at the ZIL was given by President Medvedev in the middle of this year.

Fiat Linea- Now sale on Market

Announced the commencement of sales of Fiat Linea national assembly. The premiere of this car took place at the Moscow Motor Show.
Production of the sedan established at the company's plant Sollers in Naberezhnye Chelny. The car is offered with only one power unit - a 1.4-liter turbo 120 hp and manual gearbox.
In the basic configuration - driver's airbag and front passenger, air conditioning, 15-inch wheels, ABS and EBD. In the very same road configuration, among other things, proposes climate control, 16-inch wheels, side airbags and curtain airbags, heated seats and power windows.

Friday, September 3, 2010

Audi RS5-the Moscow Motor Show

Announced prices for sports coupe Audi RS5, presented at the Moscow Motor Show..

4.2-liter V8, mounted under the hood Audi RS5 Coupe, develops power 450 hp and a torque of 430 Nm. Fuel consumption at the same time - 10,8 liters per 100 km. Maximum speed is limited to 250 km / h (optional, you can transfer limit of 280 km / h) and accelerated up to "hundreds RS5 for 4.6 seconds.

Coupe is equipped with four-wheel drive Quattro. In standard mode allocates transmission time between the front and rear wheels in a ratio of 40:60 in favor of the latter. If necessary, can be sent to up to 70% of torque to the front axle or up to 85% - on the back. Transmission - seven-step "robot S-tronic dual-clutch.

Mercedes A-klasse becomes electric

Electric on the basis of the current Mercedes A-klasse plans to release Daimler AG. Premiere electric hatchback will be held at the Paris Motor Show this autumn.

E-Cell - a name given to this modification - is equipped with lithium-ion battery development of the American firm Tesla and a 40 kW electric motor that develops 290 Nm of torque. The power plant provides a power reserve of 290 km.

Scheduled to release early next year a series of 500 A-klasse E-cell, which will travel to various countries in Europe to undergo long tests.

Opel Meriva - represented a new generation car

The premiere of the new generation Opel Meriva minivan was held at the Moscow Motor Show. The machine is characterized by the use of different systems that enhance comfort and functionality.

Thus, the system is FlexDoors rear doors that open opposite the movement - it provides a much more comfortable fit in the car. FlexRail system increases storage space through the concept of moving the front console. Used electric parking brake and gearshift lever is shifted forward. FlexSpace - transformation system Interior: rear seats move back and forth independently of each other, allowing an optimal way to organize the space in the cabin. Finally, FlexFix - pulled out of the rear bumper rack for two bicycles.

Meriva will be supplied with an array of eight engines: three gasoline and five diesel, with capacity from 75 to 140 hp All diesel engines meet the standards of Euro-5.

Sales of the new Opel Meriva are scheduled for 2011.

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Canadian competitor to Zonda super car with GT1 active

De Macross Motors Corporation - a Canadian firm, founded last year - is preparing a rival Pagani Zonda. Mid-De Macross GT1, reportedly is almost ready for production.
Engine supplier selected as Roush Yates Racing Engine, which produces machines for prototype racing NASCAR. Engine power - a 5.4-liter V8 - not yet reported.
The design of the chassis used carbon and aluminum. We also know that suspension GT1 be active.
Trial runs are scheduled for the end of this year, and in 2011 the company intends to start taking orders for the super car.

Izaro new model GT-E - electric super car from Spain

Spanish firm Izaro Motors is preparing to produce electric or hybrid super car Izaro GT-E, which may have to compete with Tesla.
Izaro GT-E will receive one of two designed for a power plant: a hybrid, the total capacity of 416 hp - Its capacity will be enough to ensure the mileage to 680 kilometers - or a purely electric, 495-strong, but require recharging after a 248 km.
In the manufacture of chassis used in high-strength steel, magnesium, and basalt fiber. Mass of the machine as a result will not exceed one ton. Impressive power equipment GT-E will provide more than decent dynamics - Acceleration to 100 km / h will take 4 seconds and a top speed of 280 km / h.
Salon, on request, can sheathe Alcantara, leather, wood or carbon fiber.

Citroen New Modal hatchback DS4- the first information

Citroen has published the first photos and information about the hatchback DS4, which should debut this fall at the Paris Motor Show.

Note the rear door handles hidden in the frame, LED head optics, panoramic windshield, 19-inch wheels and lots of chrome elements in the decoration.

Dimensions DS4: length - 4,27 m Width - 1,81 m and height of 1,53 m.

Line of diesel engines will make two (110 and 160 hp) and three petrol engines (from 110 to 200 hp), which will six-speed gearbox - mechanical or robotic.

Product availability is scheduled for late 2011.

Peugeot 3008 new model sales start-2011

The company Peugeot takes on the  market model 3008. Crossover was presented at the Moscow Motor Show.

New items only offer front-wheel drive and one of two engines, both the volume of 1,6 liter: atmospheric 120 hp and the turbocharged, 156 hp Paired with a less powerful engine will be supplied only five-speed manual gearbox, but with the turbo engine - a six-speed "mechanics" or automatic.

Standard equipment will include air conditioning, front and side airbags, curtain airbags, the help system when you start up the hill and stabilization, audio system with mp3. For top-end configuration in the list of options - climate control, decorative plates on the body and heated front seats.

Also, was presented and a hybrid version Peugeot 3008. This - the first production diesel-electric hybrid propulsion total impact to 200 hp this version is implemented four-wheel drive, and with the help of an electric motor, causing the rear wheels. This Peugeot 3008 will be available in 2011.