Archives for June 2010

Super car SLS AMG becomes electric

Posted on Thursday, June 24, 2010

SLS AMG E-CellAbout one year ago Mercedes-Benz management has declared that in the future is planned to begin release completely electric super car SLS AMG. And now appears first photos concept under name SLS AMG E-Cell. Certainly, while it only concept. However its chances to go in a batch production are very high.

Instead of gasoline engine V8 capacity of 571 h.p. on non-polluting super car stand four electromotors, each of which rotates the wheel. The general capacity of cursors makes 392 kw that are equivalent 526 h.p. According to representatives of a Mercedes-Benz, thanks to a huge twisting moment which is accessible from the bottoms, SLS AMG E-Cell speed up to 100 km/h onlyl for 4,0 sec (the petrol car carries out this exercise for 3,8 sec).

Certainly, engineers had to bring many changes in a design of a coupe. The suspender, steering and brakes has undergone to modernisation. And accumulators has been decided to place not only in front on a place of a traditional cursor, but also in a luggage compartment and even in transmission tunnel! A little another became also an aerodynamic weather-cloth of model.

Besides, at electric super car is not present habitual box of a gear shift. Instead of it there are only three keys: forward, back and a parking.

If tests SLS AMG E-Cell pass successfully manufacture of this model will begin in 2013. Only limited party non-polluting super car will be However, exhausted. The main competitor SLS AMG E-Cell is known also – company Audi plans to present in 2012 electric super car on the basis of model R8 which will receive the name e-tron. However it is not known yet, what power-plant will be received by the serial version of this model. We will remind that the premiere concept e-tron has passed in September of last year on a motor show in Frankfurt. Electric super car was at this exhibition one of the most interesting exhibits. Still, after all this car is set in motion by four electric motors (on one on each wheel) which eat from the litievo-ionic accumulator battery located behind seats and having liquid Cooling. Total capacity of motors in peak reaches 313 horsepowers, and the size of the maximum twisting moment and is at all magnificent. Already from zero "turns" cursors in the sum give out 4500 Nm.

SLS AMG E-Cell

SLS AMG E-Cell

SLS AMG E-Cell

SLS AMG E-Cell

SLS AMG E-Cell

SLS AMG E-Cell

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Porsche 918 preview

Posted on Monday, June 21, 2010

Porsche 918Company Porsche next year can begin manufacture of the new compact roadster which will receive a name Porsche 918. This model can become the most popular Porsche in the world which on the sales is capable to overtake even Porsche Cayenne!

For the first time model under the name 918 Spyder concept was presented in March on a motor show in Geneva. «We did not expect such reaction, clients were delighted», - representatives of company Porsche have declared. However, in Geneva the car has been shown with a hybrid power-plant – petrol V8 in volume 3,4 l capacity of 500 h.p. which works together with two electromotors gives out 218 more h.p. (one cursor rotates wheels of the front axle, the second – wheels rear, the petrol engine is in the centre). But there are big doubts that the car will go to a series with such power-plant. For certain, Porsche 918 will receive more traditional motor (it is not excluded, maybe four-cylinder).

In Porsche says that they have received already about 1000 letters from potential buyers who are ready to buy this car and even to bring an advance payment.

Porsche 918

Porsche 918

Porsche 918

Porsche 918

Porsche 918

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Opel Astra Sports Tourer

Posted on Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Opel Astra Sports TourerOpel has published the first official photos of the new station wagon on the basis of Astra which has received name Astra Sports Tourer (the official premiere of model will pass on October, 2nd on a motor show in Paris, and sales will begin in November).

Predictably, the new station wagon becomes one of the most practical in the class. And beautiful enough – the design of the car has turned out very much even decent. It is interesting that new station wagon has received the same wheelbase, as at 5-door hatchback (earlier base of station wagon has been increased).

Under a cowl of station wagon will put engines capacity from 95 h.p. to 180 h.p., including 1,4-litre petrol turbo engine (140 h.p.), and also a new 2,0-litre diesel engine (160 h.p.).

In Opel count that the stationwagon will receive huge demand in Europe. In the same Germany Sports Tourer will up to 50 % from all Astra sales.

Opel Astra Sports Tourer

Opel Astra Sports Tourer

Opel Astra Sports Tourer

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New Volkswagen Jetta. Official Photos

Posted on Monday, June 14, 2010

New Volkswagen JettaToday Volkswagen should present official photos of new generation model Jetta. While the German concern has not published photos yet, journalists from English edition AutoExpress have already published three pictures Jetta of new generation which were transferred to them by employees Volkswagen.

Predictably, at the heart of Jetta 2010will be platform from Volkswagen Golf. The suspender has undergone to serious modernisation. Besides, new Jetta can henceforth courageously apply for game in a class «D» on European classification, after all its length has once again increased (as well as the sizes of a wheelbase). Now car dimensions make 4645 mm. That's why Jetta became more than such models as BMW series or Mercedes C-class.

Earlier the 1,6-litre petrol unit was the base engine for Jetta. However now on change comes the motor in volume of 1,2 l. The new motor not only is more powerful (105 h.p. instead of 102 h.p.), but also has – 175 Nm instead of 148 Nm. Jetta will be equipped with gasoline engines in volume of 1,4 l and 2,0 l, and also 1,6 and 2,0-litre diesel engines.

New Volkswagen Jetta

New Volkswagen Jetta

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