Archives for March 2010

Cadillac CTS-V Sport Wagon

Posted on Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Cadillac CTS-V Sport WagonCompany Cadillac has presented model CTS-V Sport Wagon. This car differs from the standard versatile person who has no letters «V» in the name, not only a new aerodynamic weather-cloth, but also the engine. After all under a cowl american muscle the 8-cylinder compressor engine in volume of 6,2 l capacity already 564 h.p. (a twisting moment here and at all huge – 747 Nm) disappears. And, together with the motor can work not only "mechanics", but also "automatic machine". So for realise so huge capacity, the car will be equipped with a rigid suspension with adjustable absorbers, brakes from Brembo, sports armchairs Recaro with set of resettings. Plus to it will enter into car equipment a large quantity «updates», including leather furnish, navigating system and it is a lot of many other things.

Cadillac CTS-V Sport Wagon

Dynamic characteristics CTS-V Sport Wagon amaze. 0-100 km/h the versatile person is capable to be dispersed for 4,2 sec, and the maximum speed of the car is equal 308 km/h.

CTS-V Sport Wagon don't have a lot of competitors. BMW – model BMW M5 Touring has engine V10 in volume of 5,0 l. Which gives out 507 h.p. Mercedes E63 AMG T is equipped with the 8-cylinder motor in volume of 6,2 l (525 h.p.). And only Audi RS6 has the engine more powerfully, than at CTS-V Sport Wagon. After all under cowl RS6 costs 5,2-litre turbo unit which develops 580 h.p. and 650 Nm.

Cadillac CTS-V Sport Wagon

Cadillac CTS-V Sport Wagon

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Hummer H2 Bomber

Posted on Monday, March 29, 2010

Hummer H2 BomberThe founder of tuning studio GeigerCars Charles Geiger does not cease to surprise with the works. As it is known, GeigerCars is the only thing the German studio occupying with "bleeding" of exclusively American cars. And sometimes this love to stars-striped car industry accepts absolutely freakish forms. The evident certificate of that is Charles Geiger last creation – Hummer H2 Bomber.

Why the car has received such name – "Bomber" – it is necessary to guess only. In this case comparison with any sample of an armour would be the most pertinent, after all the car has lost wheels, and instead of them has got rubber caterpillars of American firm Mattracks. The caterpillar has width of 40 sm and length 150 sm that allows heavy Hummer H2 to move on snowdrifts, sand and other "weak" soils. That is there, where the usual off-road car will instantly sit down on a belly. Under a cowl there is 6,2-litre "eight" capacity of 398 h.p. (574 Nm) with which is aggregated six-step automatic gear box. The car obviously is not intended for conveyance on city streets, but will be ideally suited for rescuers or fans of extreme rest. On a roof "chandelier" Hella is established, in interior there was counter Geigers and navigation Kenwood, and the rear-view camera is behind established.

Hummer H2 Bomber

Hummer H2 Bomber has got matte, silver-white colouring and the image of the beauty on the front doors, executed in stylistics of 40th years of the last century. Similar "babes" decorated fuselages of the of "flying fortresses» the American pilots. All looks it strange enough, especially if to recollect that the American bombers have thrown out not one thousand tons of bombs on heads of peace citizens during the massed touches to the same Munich where tuning studio GeigerCars now is based. But on such "trifles" in present politically correct Germany, similar nobody pays attention. Charles Gejger precisely.

The price and car characteristics traditionally are not disclosed, but, judging by other off-road cars which were equipped with caterpillars Mattracks earlier, the car on asphalt can accelerate momentum to 100 km/h and to 60 km/h on impassability.

Hummer H2 Bomber

Hummer H2 Bomber

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Mercedes-Benz G55 AMG from carbon

Posted on Monday, March 22, 2010

Mercedes-Benz G55The off-road conformist Mercedes-Benz of G-class, despite it is far not youthful age, still excites minds of tuners of all world. Though, apparently, well as still it is possible to improve this car which for the long life had time to try on hundreds various of tuning, beginning from an army uniform and finishing a strict suit of the security guard of the first persons of the state. But here carbon dress was not offered still by anybody. Except for one of not most ordinary German tuning studioMansory.

If speech has come about a new suit Germans have called the person a good judge of such affairs – the designer of clothes and furniture Philipp Plein. This couturier has outlined sketches of an ex-terrier and an interior for the car-donor – Mercedes-Benz G55 AMG, and experts Mansory have embodied its ideas in metal. That is in carbon as the body of the car which have received name Mansory G-Couture, is completely executed from carbon. "Ladles" of lobbies and rear seats (the car became four-seater) are made of the same material, a front panel and some elements of an interior. Not less thoroughly Germans have approached to "bleeding" of the power unit. If to open a cowl three magic letters – SLR are evident. It means that in Mansory have decided to equip an off-road car with 5,4-litre compressor "eight" from super car SLR McLaren. And, thanks to the new compressor, the restitched control package the engine and new system of an admission/release, the engine power managed to be hoisted to 700 h.p. and 880 Nm.

Mercedes-Benz G55

From other distinctive features of the car – the dual branch pipes of an exhaust system deduced under thresholds and original 23-inch disks with low-profile rubber Pirelli Scorpion dimension 305/35 R23. The interior, besides mentioned above carbon armchairs, sports the leather white-black furnish, new toolkit, aluminium pedals, and the sports wheel and a front panel are fitted by a skin … a python.

Germans do not inform the price for the car. For Mansory already began kind tradition not to extend on such "trifles". Mere mortals buy such car all the same cannot, as it will is exhausted in number of only seven copies, well and the one who nevertheless can master similar purchase, will address directly in tuning studio where with them will share any their interesting information. But clearly one – if you interests the price you do not presume to yourselves this car.

Mercedes-Benz G55

Mercedes-Benz G55

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Polo GTI and CrossPolo. Who win?

Posted on Thursday, March 18, 2010

Polo GTICompact family Polo actively extends – after "usual" hatchbacks Volkswagen has presented new versions of model. On Geneva motor show debuted "charged" Polo GTI and "off-road" CrossPolo.

Let's begin with the sportsman. Under a cowl stylish 3-doors car (however, it is accessible also five-door variant) – known on SEAT Ibiza CUPRA the 180-strong motor in volume of 1,4 litres, equipped with a turbo-supercharging and a mechanical supercharger. A twisting moment – 250 Nm. The gear box – 7-step "robot" DSG is similar also. Is here and electronic imitation of blocking of differential XDS.

But, unlike Spanish "sister", the German types "hundred" for 6,9 seconds, instead of 7,2 sec. Hardly above and the maximum speed – 229 km/h against 225. As to comparison with usual Polo, in interior GTI – "checkered" seats with the developed lateral support and already traditional for GTI a wheel with the rim cut from below. There are also pleasant options like the bi-xenon headlights and a panoramic glass roof.

Polo GTI

In 17-inch wheel disks with tyres Dunlop SP SportMaxx more powerful brakes hide, and under a body the sports suspender with the ground clearance reduced by 15 mm disappears. But in this season to enjoy a sound of final system with chromeplated under powerful speedup Europeans can only. In Germany Polo GTI will appear on sale in May, in Great Britain – in August.

Polo GTI

It is necessary to be reserved by the same patience and that who without mind from new Volkswagen CrossPolo. However, this time differences from usual Polo 1-2 and not more. Want to check? Bend fingers: the ground clearance increased by 15 mm (contrast GTI!), "an off-road" weather-cloth from unpainted plasticity, silvery roofrack and nice 17-inch wheels.

CrossPolo

That's all! But also such set, undoubtedly, the drivers who are not especially troubling with the thoughtful relation to a parking will estimate. Somewhere a kerbs, somewhere a snowdrift, and to it though henna. Motors for CrossPolo it is offered whole six on a choice (three petrol from 70 to 105 h.p. and three diesel from 75 to the same of 105 h.p.), and as an option for any of them it is offered 7-step DSG.

And here it is not necessary to stammer at all wheel drive – driving wheels only lobbies. But to boredom correct interior Polo is changed favourably by a two-coloured upholstery of seats and doors. As well as in a case with GTI, the first on themselves Germans will test a novelty.

CrossPolo

CrossPolo

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New BMW 5 Touring

Posted on Monday, March 15, 2010

BMW 5 TouringBMW has presented the first official photos of the versatile person of 5th series. The car by tradition will be called BMW 5 Touring. The new versatile person has turned out at Bavarians very beautiful. Certainly, the car it is necessary to look "alive" but while there is a sensation that the versatile person on the basis of "five" looks is much more sports, than larger BMW 5GT.

The volume of a luggage compartment of the new versatile person became hardly more than earlier. Now it is a question about 560 l at the hoisted rear armchairs, and if necessary it will be possible to change a discharge angle of backs of rear armchairs, having increased luggage compartment volume by 30 l. To passengers thus will be not so comfortably, but there will be a possibility to load more than things. If to combine rear seats then the luggage compartment volume will make already 1670 l.

BMW 5 Touring

The slowest versatile persons of 5th series will be equipped with the 2,0-litre unit which gives out 184 h.p. (version BMW 520d Touring). The second diesel engine in volume of 3,0 l will already have 245 h.p. (530d). Petrol motors while two pieces. The 3,0-litre atmospheric gives out 204 h.p. (BMW 523i), and the motor of the same volume, but with a turbo-supercharging will please already 306 h.p. (535i). All engines can work both together with 6-step mechanics, and with 8-step automatic machin.

BMW 5 Touring

BMW 5 Touring

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Extreme Ford Mustang

Posted on Thursday, March 11, 2010

Ford MustangThe founder of Munich tuning studio GeigerCars Charles Gejger long since adores the American cars. And it is unimportant, what mark. The main thing that the car bore a brand «Made in USA». Gate of its studio left "pumped over" road cars, crossovers, off-road cars, superpenalties and even such exotic for Europe as heavy pickup Ford F-650. The newest working out GeigerCars – an extreme sport car on the basis of Ford Mustang Shelby GT500. This car in itself uncommon enough, but in GeigerCars it have transformed in present superpenalties.

There have begun Germans of that have pumped in steroids 5,4-litre "eight" (in the standard it gives out 540 h.p. and 690 Nm). Having increased forced aspiration to 1,8 bars, having established new system of injection, cooling, a head of the cylinder block and having copied the program of a control package the engine, capacity of the motor managed to be hoisted to 810 h.p. and 945 Nm. By itself, it was necessary to finish and six-step mechanical gear box which has received disks from carbon fiber. Sports character of the car 380 mm underline brake plates with the six-piston calipers, the recustomized, underestimated suspender, 20-inch disks OZ Racing and low profile rubber Michelin dimension 245/35 in front and 285/30 behind

Ford Mustang

As a result of all these shifts GeigerCars Mustang GT500 will arrange on road many known sport cars as about 355 km/h are capable to be dispersed. Germans traditionally do not inform cost of the road shell. Probably, each car will prepare under the concrete customer. It the total absence of alterations in interior speaks also. After all the potential buyer himself will choose materials of furnish and other options. Clearly as that some tens will be exhausted similar cars a little, at the best. After all in Europe not too it is a lot of fans of the American cars. At Europeans, as it is known, own pride, and they look down on transatlantic maskl-penalties. However, it does not disturb Charles Gejgera's studio which year to exhaust all rather not ordinary and original cars.

Ford Mustang

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Koenigsegg Agera

Posted on Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Koenigsegg AgeraThe Swedish manufacturer of sport cars Koenigsegg does not require special representations. In spite of the fact that the firm only has celebrated recently 15 years, Koenigsegg uses the deserved respect at judges of fast and superexpensive cars. After all superpenalties similar to that Swedes exhaust, do only Bugatti yes Pagani. Superexpensive exclusive with other-wordly characteristics. However, unlike the colleagues-competitors, Koenigsegg constantly expands a lineup. However, Swedes do by rather artless mode it – change names of the cars. In passing being engaged in a certain similarity of tuning. Here and Swedes have brought the next novelty to Geneva – hyperpenalties by name of Koenigsegg Agera.

Generally Agera is than other, as the further development of the very first model – Koenigsegg CC8S. The car has got slightly modified front part, head and rear optics with modern light-emitting diodes and the processed interior. On it, perhaps, all differences also come to an end. Before a rear axle all takes places the same aluminium 4,7-litre "eight" which capacity have this time finished to 910 h.p. and 1100 Nm twisting moment. Such indicators became possible after installation of two turbo compressors and the processed system of an admission/release. The sizes of the car practically have not changed – length of 4,29 m, width – 1,99, the height – 1,12 m. As well as weight – the car on former weighs hardly less than 1300 kg.

Koenigsegg Agera

Dynamic characteristics as have changed rather slightly. First hundred Koenigsegg Agera overcomes for 3,1 sec, the second for 8,9 sec, and the maximum speed makes 390 km/h. Dispersal to 200 km/h and a full stop occupy 13,7 sec. Similar indicators has superexpensive Koenigsegg CCXR in cost more than one and a half millions euro. Low-profile rubber dimension 255/35 R19 in front and 335/30 R20 behind traditionally is delivered by old partner Koenigsegg - company Michelin. Some changes are brought and in an interior, but as a whole to name Koenigsegg Agera absolutely new car, would mean to go against true. Agera is some kind of, an old song in a new way and the next attempt to draw to itself attention.

By itself, this will be issued superpenalties by the limited series, from 15 to 20 cars in a year. And it means that besides the highest characteristics Koenigsegg Agera will differ also rather immodest price list in euro several thousand. As well as it is necessary piece a hyperpenalty noble blood.

Koenigsegg Agera

Koenigsegg Agera

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New Kia Sportage

Kia SportageRemember the first generation Kia Sportage? It was ordinary-looking enough frame off-road car which involved buyers with exclusively low price. However those times have passed for a long time already. And new, already the third under the account, generation Sportage superfluous to volume the proof. Shown in Geneva Kia Sportage really surprises. Kia has exhausted rather bright and interesting car which will use decent demand in the market (though here all depends on the price which is not declared yet). Look at this car once again. It can be pleasant, it can not be pleasant, but indifferent Sportage will leave nobody. And for these many thanks it is necessary to tell to the main designer of Kia who before our eyes is engaged in creation of face of the company Kia.

At the heart of the third Sportage the same platform on which it is already constructed Hyundai ix35 lies. In front here traditional racks McPherson, a rear suspension multilever. In general, classics for modern crossovers.

Kia Sportage

At first on Sportage will put only two motors. It is the petrol 2,0-litre unit (163 h.p. and 194 Nm) and a diesel engine of the same volume (136 h.p. and 304 Nm). But in the end of 2010 the scale of power units will be already expanded. There will be a new 1,7-litre diesel engine which gives out 115 h.p. both 255 Nm, and the petrol motor in volume of 1,6 l (140 h.p. and 166 Nm).

Predictably, new Sportage became more than the predecessor. The length of the car has grown on 90 mm (to 4440 mm), the width has increased on 15 mm, and a wheelbase by 10 mm. In general, in interior should become more spacious. Though if you planned on Sportage to leave sometimes on impassability pleasures at you will be not so much. After all front lower became more on 10 mm, rear at once on 70 mm. And, the most important thing, the road gleam has decreased. If earlier it was 195 mm, now only 170 mm. Therefore there is nothing surprising that Sportage will be offered not only in version AWD, but also with a drive gear on a front axle.

Kia Sportage

Kia Sportage

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