Monday, July 25, 2011

Another minivan from Ford

Company Ford seriously took up the minivan.  Following the announced earlier hybrids Ford C-Max has been declared one kompaktven - B-Max. This prototype will be released in of 70 units on the Romanian Ford plant and used for landfills and road tests as in Belgium and in other countries.  Also, some compacts are used as models for international auto shows.  Upon completion of all tests, prototypes will be viciously parsed. Apparently, Ford  makes a good bet for a factory in Romania, as it invested in the development of 450 million euros will be established is where assembly lines and conveyor for the production of engines of the new B-Max.  It is also said that mass production will begin in 2012. Likely to be installed on cars becoming traditional for Ford  engine EcoBoost, the volume of 1 liter with direct injection and turbocharging.  Most likely, this 3-cylinder engine will be available in several versions: 89, 108 and 120 hp. For the first time a prototype Ford B-Max was introduced in March 2011 at an auto show in Geneva.  In his many lines of hatchback platform learn Fiesta, but its overall length is 110 mm longer.

Chevrolet Camaro ZL1, what power!

Good news for all fans of Chevrolet Camaro, ZL1 model will be equipped with more powerful engine  and stabilization of a supercar Corvette ZR1.  Fans of automatic transmissions will also get their version of the machine. In previous news staff Chevrolet promised 550-hp eight-cylinder engine of 6.2 liters and a mechanical supercharger.  This design was supposed to add six-speed manual transmission Tremec TR-6060 with the approximate ratios.  How much will be increased efficiency motor now, is still unknown. Series production Camaro ZL1 to begin in the first quarter of 2012. Recall that the Camaro ZL1 Coupe was introduced in February this year at an auto show in Chicago.  The car, in addition to the engine from the "charged" Cadillac CTS-V, also has reinforced driveshafts and a limited slip differential, 20-inch alloy wheels, 6-piston brakes with 370 mm discs at the front axle (rear mounted 4-piston with 365 -mm discs), and adaptive suspension Magnetic Ride.

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Cadillac SRX recall again

Now turn to correct their mistakes and came to General Motors. About 50 thousand cars Cadilac SRX 2010 release revoked in the U.S., Mexico and Canada. The reason was the incorrect operation of passenger airbags. In these machines, an automatic sensing system activation of airbags. Side passenger airbag is disclosed only if the front passenger seat is located. However, this reduces the level of human security, which sits right in the back row. To fix the system need to reprogram it. It is strange that GM missed such an important part of the mind. We also recall that in October 2010, General Motors has already announced the withdrawal of the ill-fated crossover Cadillac SRX. Then in the car, made in December 2009, was discovered by a major defect in the power steering, which could lead to leakage of hydraulic fluid and a subsequent fire in the engine compartment. What you will agree, nasty.

Megane 265 Trophy - new from Renault

The French decided to slightly improve "charged» Megane RS, releasing a modification called Megane 265 Trophy. What changed? Novelty has a 2-liter turbocharged engine that was boosted from 250 to 265 hp, while maximum torque has increased by 20 Nm - up to 360 Nm. A couple he still will be a six-speed manual gearbox. The suspension has not changed. From zero to one hundred miles an hour special model "charged" hatchback can be dispersed for 6 seconds, which is one tenth of a second faster than conventional Megane RS. Maximum speed was greater by as much as 3 km \ h and now is 253 km \ h. Renault only added new 19-inch alloy wheels, painted black, and tires Bridgestone Potenza RE050A. Of the external beauty of the car got stickers on the body with the words «Trophy», Recaro sport seats with yellow seat belts, and a system of «Renaultsport Monitor», which is a real-time monitors and informs the driver of the engine and vehicle acceleration, handling and lap times at track. Megane Trophy 265 will be released as limited edition - 500. To confirm the rare status of each car will receive a special plaque in the cabin with an indication of an individual number plate. Color versions of 2 - yellow and black, but they look very stylish. Orders for cars will be accepted from July 20. In the UK the price of a "Megan" start at 27,820 pounds, 3,800 pounds of that on more conventional Megane RS version with a sport suspension Cup.

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Mazda MX-5 - easier to feather

And without that no large-sized roadster Mazda MX-5 will be even easier, it was declared an unnamed high-ranking sources within the Japanese company. Promises a phenomenal reduction in weight - car will weigh less than 900 kg! To do this, the designers go to all sorts of tricks: widely used high-strength steel and aluminum, the engine will malolitrovy small size. The interior is so spartan as possible for the machine in its class. Engineers will save on everything - inside the glove box is not even and, horror of horrors, be deprived of auto paper instructions, it will be presented on a flash drive. The fourth-generation MX-5 promises to provide at the end of this year's motor show in Tokyo. In the photo Mazda MX-5 of the present generation.

Eco-friendly supercar Maxximus LNG

If you think about this supercar is hardly the word "environmental" - the first thing that comes to mind. Now we are going to prove otherwise! In the U.S., are developing the 1600 V8 Supercar strong, which, however, runs on compressed \ liquefied natural gas and is about to become the fastest eco-car to date. Maxximus LNG 2000 is the car of the 2nd generation of the original supercar company, G-Force. The design is still being finalized, so we can admire only one photo.

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Hyundai Elantra Coupe 5th generation

At the auto show in Los Angeles in November, will be the world premiere Hyundai Elantra Coupe. Since last year, Elantra sedan already sold the fifth generation, in particular, in the U.S., so all the details of the upcoming American version of the valid Hyundai Elantra Coupe. New borrow the sedan 1.8-liter gasoline engine produces 148 hp and 177 Nm of torque, and 6-speed transmission - as a robot, and mechanics. Hyundai are very happy with consumption of the 1.8-liter engine Elantra, it is 8.1 l/100 km in the city and 5.9 liters on the highway. It is also possible that in 2012 the North American market will be released Coupe Elantra R-Spec with a turbocharged engine power of 208 hp, thus, that is installed on a compact sport coupe Hyundai Veloster. Will the coupe sold in Russia is not yet known, but let us not lose hope.

Monday, July 11, 2011


In the near future the market will be a budget sedan class with the production of Taganrog Automobile Plant (TaGAZ). At the moment, is called the autoTagAZ C10, and its creation of a hand in the Chinese company Jianghuai Automobile Co., Ltd. (JAC). In the base price will not exceed $ 12,500, which puts to cars so popular in Russia, the C-class. By the time the sales of standard equipment will include power steering, air conditioning, front power windows, audio system and other options. Later line of lotions will be expanded.
Tagaz C10 is equipped with a gasoline engine of 1.3 l, 93 hp power The basis of the machine is modeled JAC A138 Tojoy, introduced in China in 2008. Interestingly, the design of the machine designed by Italian company Pininfarina, which works with almost all foreign concerns, including the so pretentious as Ferrari.
At the present time "TagAZ" has completed certification of this model and received a "vehicle type". Also, the press service of the company states that have been passed crash tests for frontal and side collisions, which is the first time gave positive results. Initially, the novelty will be distributed through the existing dealer network of the TagAZ, later plans to expand the dealer network. Well, we hope and believe!

Saturday, July 9, 2011

The new flower from Opel

Opel presented live photos and specifications of the new 3-door hatchback Astra GTC. As to the show in Frankfurt, there are still a few months, we can only admire the new photos and compare performance with other cars. According to the creators, Astra GTC - is not just a coupe, but something more, and he will face Volkswagen Scirocco. Auto and truth came out very stylish and its filling is very different from the five-door hatchback. Novelty was below 15 mm, was increased by 10 mm wheelbase (up to 2695 mm) and extended by 40 mm front track and 30mm - rear. Opel Astra GTC front received the same suspension as the "charged" Insignia OPC - HiPerStrut. Plus, this will be established mechatronic chassis FlexRide, which will receive three modes: Standard, Tour and Sport. While on the Astra GTC will place one of its four engines, and diesel is only one - 2.0 liters and 165 hp Most modest petrol unit will be a 1.4-liter engine that produces 120 hp A step above machine will be the same in terms of the unit, but with a turbo - 140 hp Well, to be dispersed away Opel offers 180-hp 1.6 Turbo. Of the additional fichey available: a system of recognition of road signs warning system is involuntary crossing a solid line marking, adaptive bi-xenon headlamps. Other features of the new Astra information yet. Prices for this little one on the European market will start from 21,750 euros. For the money the buyer will receive the 120-strong car in the assembly Enjoy. Masthead version (with a diesel engine and a version of Sport) would cost 27,855 euros. Sales will begin in the fall.

Friday, July 8, 2011

Even more fashionable: Citroen DS3

The French, as usual, trying to please the ladies. Recognized as the best women's car in the world (Women's Award World Car of the Year),Citroen DS3 now got new colors - Hickory brown and Grey Matter. The first version was designed by Italian designer, winner of Citroen Creative Awards. Hatch painted in brown roof ennobled tricky pattern Flavio, who immortalized the name of its creator. In addition to the sticker color scheme and any changes in body modification Hickory brown no. How much will a clever designer version, not yet reported. Wishing to give some kind of rarity and without decent cars, Citroen will release and limited edition called Grey Matter of 750 pieces. The car is painted matte gray. In order not to merge with asphalt, are added to the chromed mirrors and white roof. On the European market, the cost of such a machine with a 120-horsepower engine will be 23,000 euros, and a 150-strong - 24.950 Euro.

Thursday, July 7, 2011

The new 5-door BMW

Finally, the Germans officially presented five-door hatchback 1-Series next-generation publishing his photo. It is Known that the car is built on the modernized platform BMW 3 series and kept the overall architecture of its predecessor the suspension MacPherson front and rear mnogorychazhku will also be possible to establish all wheel drive transmission. The car was bigger and more impressive: up to 30 mm increased the wheelbase by 85 mm overall length has grown by car and 17 mm - width. Height remained the same. By the volume of the luggage compartment car "made» VW Golf and Ford Focus, with folded seats to increase capacity to 1,200 liters. And in the normal state of 360l. The base engine for the new BMW at the time of launch of a series is a new 1.6-liter turbo engine, which will be available in two capacities: 136 and 170 horsepower. It is equipped with dual turbo-propeller and direct injection, to reduce fuel consumption. The basic version of the engine can accelerate from zero to hundred in 8.5 seconds and a 170-strong modification will take the first hundred in 7.4 seconds. Another three have already announced the engine -

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Ford Mustang and 4 cylinders

Company Ford has decided to please fans of the series Mustang and is working on a new line of engines, which will include a turbocharged four-cylinder unit with direct fuel injection. Developed on the basis of two-liter engine family EcoBoost, a new 2.3-liter four (according to the site The Mustang News), will receive a different cylinder head and be able to develop about 275 mustangovyh forces. Alas, before 2015, this engine is unlikely to be put into production. Also, the new line will include a six-cylinder turbocharged engine of 2.7 liters, which is one of the pluses is the ability to install both the front-wheel drive vehicles and on the rear-wheel drive. Most likely, the new engine will be strengthened Ford Mustang, Edge crossover and sedan Fusion, but not earlier than 2015. Five-liter eight-cylinder engine Coyote, setting the current Mustang GT, will be available for next-generation model, but gets direct fuel injection, which will improve fuel efficiency. Recall that the current Ford Mustang is available with a 3.7-liter V6 engine 305 horsepower, 402-strong five-liter "eight", 444-horsepower version of the same amount of Boss 302, and 550-horsepower 5.4-liter eight-unit with a mechanical supercharger to be modified Shelby GT500.

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Powerful but easy - Audi R8 GT Spyder

Swift and powerful open supercar - R8 GT Spyder lose weight. This was officially the company said Audi . Such modification of compartment options was established in May last year, but already completely sold out, as was produced in limited quantities. Open-top version will also be a rarity, its release in quantities of 333 copies. The cost of a new supercar in Germany will be almost 208 000 euros. Minus 85 kg - this is the result of the fine work of the best mechanics Audi , the car now weighs 1640 kg. Stretcher engine, now made ​​from ultra-light magnesium, rear body panels, front and rear spoiler, rear bumper and engine compartment lid are made ​​of carbon fiber reinforced polymer, a total of minus 5.5 kg. By modernizing brakes, installing lighter wheels and other seats, car threw another 31.5 pounds. Acceleration from zero to hundreds of 3.8 seconds is possible thanks to ten-cylinder engine with 5.2 liters and output of 560 horsepower, which is paired with a six-speed robotized gear box R-tronic. On the decline, we get speed of 317 km \ h to cope with such speed to help the powerful brakes with carbon-ceramic discs and the stabilization system with sport mode (completely off). Soft roof on the roadster can be folded up to 50 km \ h and is able to do it for 19 seconds.

Monday, July 4, 2011

BMW preparing the 2-Series

One of these days BMW have registered the new name of the commodity M2. We all know what the M in relation to the Bavarian brand, but do not know how to apply it to number 2. Because BMW is not big fans to share information, we can only guess. At the moment, the basic version is as follows: the current first series was renamed to the second, in order to make room for something smaller. Smaller "penny", but more Mini Cooper, exactly, to embed the Mercedes A-Class. This conclusion is ripe on the basis of overall density in the line of the Bavarians - cram a new car between the first and third series have nowhere to go, and BMW 0.5-Series sounds terrible. Immediately reject the idea of ​​connection with the new project i3, dealers will sell them under a separate brand. However, assume that, in light of the anticipated revival of the original M1, the next generation of the current M1 white and blue propeller let the name M2, but then all confused, and the Germans appreciate the order. However, all this pales before the smelly ears, he says, youngest in a family of BMW will be (oh, horror!) Front wheel drive ... Just ugly duckling turns. Naturally, no spyware, nor even official photographs do not exist to speak of, so here's a picture of WorldCarFans.

Sunday, July 3, 2011

Tuning Mitsubishi ASX

In an effort to attract the attention of young people to some of his cars, Mitsubishi developed spetsmodifikatsiyu Roadest for minivan Delica D: 5 and crossover Outlander. Please note that these models are most popular among people aged 40 years.  The bold decision has paid off, that this modification is already 15% of shoppers prefer a minivan and more than 40% of the future owners Autlendera. Sly mittsubisiane changed only design, but who cares?  For now the crossover was so popular front bumper with LED daytime running lights, a few steel jewelry (logo Roadest ROAR Complete, edging mufflers, door sills).  As an option, proposed by 17-inch wheels Rays. The company intends to sell 200 cars a month the youth at a price of $ 27,650 for the base RVR Roadest with front drive and $ 33,270 for a top-end modification with all-wheel drive.

Saturday, July 2, 2011

Happy you, GTI

Recall that the Golf GTI in the year I turned 35 years old. Usually in such cases, the manufacturer produces special model and hero of the day getting drunk the whole. Other producers on the sly look at the festival, making it appear as if they are not interested, but the most vile, so generally accepted design competition. Of course, congratulating each other as they have is not accepted, but not when they are in the same group. Willy-nilly, Audi for a couple of Skoda had to make gifts - the first at an accelerated pace pile A1 Clubsport, sawed off the roof of the second World Rally Super 2000. They gave, of course not the roof, and the remainder of her convertible. The said named RS2000 and likely will spend the rest of century only a concept, as the Czechs failed to provide even tehharakteristik. Sorry, looks amazing machine - handsome, strong knocked that your pit bull, and does anyone know any other convertible rally? Both are set in the framework of the concept GTi-Worthersee tour - is a festival of tuning Worthersee, just traveling and dedicated to the birthday party Golf GTI. In the same way, you can live look at the Golf GTI Edition 35, which is already selling the German dealers.

Friday, July 1, 2011

Roadster Audi R4

Audi did not refuse to issue a roadster in the image of concept cars E-tron Spyder. But he will not before 2014, so as not to hurt sales of the TT model Third generation. At this point we know that car will use a hybrid of a new modular platform group Volkswagen and the front suspension from the sports car Porsche Boxster third generation. In this case the back of the Roadster Audi will be "radically different" in comparison with existing models of brands, but, as usual, no less ambitious. Two variants of petrol engines: two-liter turbo "Quartet" output of 230 hp (same engine will appear in a new A3) and 2.5-liter "five" 350 hp (To disperse hundreds of 5 seconds and max. Speed ​​280 km \ h), which will complement the six "mechanics" and the seven-step "robot» S-tronic dual-clutch. Release of and electric versions of R 4, but it is less a priority than traditional power plants.