Saturday, April 16, 2011

WRC in the Back

WRC Mini plan to return to the rally, more accurately, even in the most prestigious category of WRC. Fight for the honor of the English stables will Countryman WRC. Kambek a full season will take place only in 2012, this same Mini obkatat counting machine on a pair of triple-step. For these purposes, selected Rally of Italy in Sradinii (5 - 8 May), July 1000 Lakes, German August, autumn, Spain and France, as well as Chris Mickey and Dani Sordo. Battle Countryman has supercharged 1.6-liter engine, but not simple, and not even gold, and finalized the best minds of BMW Motorsport. As a result of this acquaintance once modest engine angry to monstrous 317 hp power and 420 Nm of torque at him, then the volume! It turns out, experts at the German withdrew nearly 200 troops from l ...

Friday, April 15, 2011

Officially launched Audi Q3

The new Q3. Representatives komapnii Audi told about the new, world premiere will be held at the Motor Show in China April 21. Shanghai Motor Show last week, up to 28 of this month. Q3 compact crossover designed on a platform of Volkswagen Tiguan. But the design they are quite different. Q3 was more rapid body lines, sloping back and a dynamic view of the front of the car. The interior too is not devoid of personality. Compared with the Tiguan, Q3 has a slightly different dimensions. He was several inches shorter, lower and wider. Optionally, you can order a suspension LED interior, panoramic roof, sport seats, upgraded body kit. Power Systems Q3 still borrowed from the crossover VW.

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Lexus LF-Gh debuts in New York

It seems to be a fantasy of journalists engaged future exhibition in Shanghai, but in those days will run from the bodywork highlights new products of the New York motor show, but it is also, incidentally, is not Khukhra-muhry, named forum. Anyway, so marketers decided to Lexus, is the American interior they found worthy of the premiere concept LF-Gh. In fact, one machine was still capybaras! It's no joke - almost 5 meters in length and 1.9 in width, so it is more GS. From which we conclude that it is, essentially, is GS, only the future that will come in 2012 on the change of generations.
Hood contents LF-Gh until overgrown with the details, however, it is definitely a hybrid, concepts with other motors Lexus no longer do. What to look, judge for yourself the benefit of the sketches we have plenty.
If you're going to New York, here are aiming, LF-Gh show on April 19.

Thursday, April 7, 2011

A new breed of Mercedes A-class

Mercedes have long thought, why buy the A-Class only wives, and the rare men of his wheel drive with a Yorkshire terrier on his lap and looked so pathetically towards the driver Audi S3 or BMW 135i. The guys from Mercedes thought the whole 15 years until finally he decided to - it's time to change something. And now they bring to Shanghai the next generation of its microvan, but only the concept. But what - the Germans seem to be started a small revolution!
What until now was the A-Class? A-Class, until now, been expensive MPV stricter regulations are not happy, not sad, plump, like most unique, cute but not very noticeable, in a word, mersedesovsky Chichikov. Now, however, hasten to him the wind of change, rather, they have piled up sand dunes along its metal body.

Jaguar launch a new version of the XJ sedan

The plans of the British manufacturer Jaguar - in the next couple of years to launch a new version of the XJ sedan with all wheel drive. The company has already initiated the creation of this car, which will likely appear in dealer showrooms, together with an updated modification of the XJ.
Representatives of the brand said that statistics for the United States for sales-wheel-drive vehicles ranging from 20 to 70 percent of the total number of sold cars. Release of the new sedan with all-wheel drive will enable the brand more confident foothold in the U.S. market.
Brand also expects to soon offer customers a fresh modification sedan Jaguar XF, with diesel up by the Quartet. Cars on this kind of fuel are quite popular. If we again turn to the statistics, in this segment of the order of 49 percent of cars sold Tee with diesel engines.

Monday, April 4, 2011

Chevrolet new concept car Mi-ray

Company South Korean design General Motors has developed to mark the centennial of Chevrolet new concept car Mi-ray. The machine will be officially presented at the Seoul Motor Show, which starts April 1. A distinctive feature of the Chevrolet Mi-ray - a mid-line-hybrid power plant. Consisting of two electric motors with 20 horsepower each, mounted on the front axle and petrol turbo, the complex is powered by a lithium-ion battery capacity of 1.6 kilowatt-hours. The car has the classic rear-wheel drive and robotized gearbox with two clutches. Naturally batteries can be recharged through the braking energy recovery system. Chevrolet Mi-ray has a rather impressive size. Length is 3,991 mm, width - 1865 mm, Height - 1100 mm and wheelbase of 2375 millimeters equals. The car is built around an aluminum chassis to which are attached body panels from carbon. How fast will Chevrolet Mi-ray is still unknown - the dynamic characteristics of the concept car designers are not reported. On the other hand, the parameters of fuel consumption. In combined cycle hybrid sports car consumes only 3.9 liters of gasoline per hundred kilometers.

Sunday, April 3, 2011

E-mobility can be ordered in April

Pre-orders for the hybrid "E-mobility" will take in April and in May-June, will make his first test drives.
This was stated by the representative of the "E-car", a joint venture Onexim and Yarovit, Dmitry Yarota. He also clarified that the orders will be accepted without advance payment.
According Yaroty, the number of orders received from a particular region will decide on the location of a future assembly plant. Until the end of the year "E-Auto plans to determine the suppliers of components for your car.

Saturday, April 2, 2011

Pickup - the BMW convertible

Engineers Unit "M" at BMW has once again proved that nothing human is alien to them. It has already been illuminated in network pickup pictures from BMW and were right and wrong simultaneously. Imprinted on them, the car actually exists. But it was built in a single copy As an April Fool's joke. Today, the Bavarian automaker completely declassified the unusual pickup. 
Basis for a provocative show-stopper was taken convertible M3. Structurally, his body was tough enough to out of it was possible to make a pickup without major rework the supporting structure. Under the hood is installed four-liter V-8 engine, capacity of 420 "horses", aggregated with the manual transmission. Cargo bay new items decorated with embossed aluminum, underneath there are additional branches, above all rose a soft awning. The front part of the pickup was a removable roof, so that, in fact, the car has remained a gig. Although unusual M3 was created as a joke, he will participate effectively in a very serious event. In the near future it will be seen together with the other stick, "Emkami" at the presentation of the latest BMW M5.

Friday, April 1, 2011

Turbo S - the most powerful car modification Panamera

The increase in engine power to the new version of the machine was achieved by improved turbocharger and reworked program for the control unit power plant. As a result, when a 550-horsepower engine maximum torque of 800 Nm, top speed - 306 km / h, acceleration to 100 kilometers per hour is achieved by 3,8 seconds. 
In the basic configuration is proposed package Sport Chrono Turbo, mechatronic chassis Porsche Dynamic Chassis Control and thrust vector control system. With the sports package the maximum torque by 50 Nm.
New items can be recognized by conformation. Have been extended rear fenders, put rims with a diameter of 20 inches and installed sport exhaust system. Now, no doubt, when a car is not there - it Porsche Panamera Turbo S.
In stores update Panamera will appear only in June. In Europe, the cost models range from 167,000 euros. The price at which it will be on the Russian market has not yet been named.