Archives for December 2010

BAIC BC301Z from China manufacturer

Posted on Thursday, December 30, 2010

BAIC BC301ZChineses don't cease to surprise recently. They easily exhaust the cars which ostensibly can compete to Toyota Camry and other models of a business class or simply will present any electro cars. But is better at them it turns out to be engaged in cloning. Here, for example it became known that the Chinese company BAIC will begin release of model with easily remembered name BC301Z. As you already, probably, have understood from presented images BAIC BC301Z represents a copy of Mercedes-Benz B-class. Not exact, of course, but differences not such and big (here it is necessary to note one important nuance - BAIC and Daimler AG have the joint venture, therefore, most likely, the similar clone has appeared with the permission of Mercedes-Benz management). The Chinese variant of the B-class has hardly other optics, the changed radiator enclosure, other boot lid and certainly, a new emblem. Inside both cars too are similar against each other. Though the German hatchback all the same looks more precious.

Under a cowl BAIC BC301Z will put usual gasoline engines in volume of 1,3 l and 1,5 l which begin to work together with mechanics or a variator (motors, by the way, become in China under Mitsubishi license).

BAIC BC301Z

BAIC BC301Z

BAIC BC301Z

BAIC BC301Z

BAIC BC301Z

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New Mercedes ML. First info

Posted on Tuesday, December 28, 2010

New Mercedes MLThe third generation of Mercedes-Benz ML can be officially presented in March of this year on a showroom in Geneva. Now this car passes tests for various proving grounds, and already now is clear how this car will looks like . For admirers ML there won't be any revolution. Neither in a technical part, nor in design. Unless the front part of model will be changed under the pressure of new Mercedes style. It is also necessary to notice that on new ML will be fashionable nowadays light-emitting diode headlights. And here under a cowl there will be something really interesting. Apparently, new ML will start to equip with a diesel engine-electric hybrid – the four-cylinder motor in volume of 2,1 l and capacity of 204 h.p. will work together with an electric motor which begins to give out an order of 41 h.p. Total capacity of a hybrid will appear not too big, however, such cars will differ tremendous profitability, after all in plugs ML can pass some kilometers at all without using an internal combustion engine.

Petrol motors will be completely updated also. On change to the present 3,5-liter unit (272 h.p.) motor of the same volume will come, but capacity of 306 h.p. And 5,5-liter V8 (388 h.p.) engine in volume will replace 4,4 l, but with a double turbo-supercharging capacity of 435 h.p. Besides, the new unit will appear and under cowl ML 63 AMG – will stand there not 6,2-liter V8 (510 h.p.), but the engine in volume of 5,5 l with a double turbo-supercharging which will give out at once 544 h.p.

New Mercedes ML

New Mercedes ML

New Mercedes ML

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Marussia. Not only one..

MarussiaAccording to the western mass-media, the Russian company Marussia which has opened recently the first showroom in Moscow, prepares in the autumn of next year to present on a showroom in Frankfurt at once seven various cars. The part from them will be serial, but basically Marussia will show the perspective workings out and concepts.
According to preliminary data, Nikolay Fomenko who heads Marussia, will show next year in Frankfurt not only the sport coupes and an off-road car, but also a city hatchback, the big sedan, the small sport coupe (will stand on a step more low Marussia B1). By the way, it is not excluded that Marussia will open the second showroom. Perhaps, it will be located in London.
Nikolay Fomenko, Marussia Motors CEO, gave the BBC a few insights into the new car.



Marussia

Marussia

Marussia

Marussia

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Citroen DS5. First info

Posted on Monday, December 27, 2010

Citroen DS5When Citroen declared for the first time about creation new premium ruler DS, it was clear that DS3 business won't be limited to one. And here this autumn in Paris we have seen Citroen DS4 (truth, for the present as concept car only). Well and today it became known that the following model in this scale will be Citroen DS5. And Citroen DS5 will represent not as sedan, but a crossover. The length of new model will make about 4,6 m, so it will appear more shortly then Citroen C5, but thus the novelty will be a little above. The size of a road gleam new DS5 isn't known yet, but already it is now clear that this car will be equipped with company Citroen hydropneumatic suspender which allows to change a ground clearance in big enough range. It is expected that new Citroen DS5 will be shown as concept in April of next year on a showroom in Shanghai. But it is necessary to wait for a batch production till 2012.

Citroen DS5

Citroen DS5

Citroen DS5

Citroen DS5

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Lamborghini Gallardo Victory II

Lamborghini Victory IIKnown German tuning studio Hamann continues to improve Lamborghini Gallardo super cars. The new creation of Germans has received name Victory II.Studio Hamann professes the same philosophy, as other German tuning studio – Mansory. The sense of a bleeding of both offices consists not in other-wordly upgrade of the power unit and magnificent speeds as it like to do in Brabus or G-Power, but in giving to the car original shape which should interest egoists. Therefore designers Hamann always gave particular attention to color selection. Almost each pumped over car sported bright liveries appreciable from apart and invariably became the attention center. And this time the car has got black matte suit with red inserts. Germans used red color very moderately and is dosed out – red carbon cowl, butts of a rear wing and valance of air intake on a roof give to creation Hamann rather bright and stylish appearance.

Besides Lamborghini Gallardo has received a new front bumper with the integrated spoiler, the rear wing, the expanded rear arches with the ventilating cuts, new thresholds with air vents and such, typically racing element, as an air intake on a roof. In general it is enough one sight to understand – this car has passed serious operational development. Supplement a picture 20-inch disks and low ride rubber with dimension 235/30 in front and 325/25 behind. The interior as is executed in black-red mourning stylistics. Sports sitting and a front panel are finished black alcantra with a red proline, on a floor there were black rugs with logos Hamann and a red fringing, plus an interior have decorated red carbon inserts on a wheel, doors, a meter panel and transmission tunnel.

Germans have ignored big updates on the power unit. Certainly, mechanics Hamann have spent educational work with 5,2-liter ten, but business, seemingly, was limited only to modest chip-tuning. The result has turned out more than modest – capacity has grown on 20 h.p. and 35 Nm (580 h.p., 575 Nm), and dynamic characteristics have improved also more less. The maximum speed has grown at all on 3 km/h (328 km/h), and, judging by that Germans inform nothing on accelerating dynamics, it is possible to assume that the figure in 3,7 sec, required on first hundred conquest, hasn't changed. On the prices for this Italo-German Victory is nothing informed. All wishing to get Hamann Lamborghini Gallardo LP60-4 Victory II is recommended to address directly to the manufacturer.

Lamborghini Victory II

Lamborghini Victory II

Lamborghini Victory II

Lamborghini Victory II

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Mercedes C-Class. Updated

Posted on Thursday, December 23, 2010

Mercedes C-ClassMercedes-Benz has published the first photos of the updated S-class which official premiere will pass in the beginning of January on Detroit autoshow. Germans assure that S-class has undergone to very serious changes. A pier, the car has received an order of 2000 new elements. However, outwardly it practically isn't appreciable. Though nevertheless we will note occurrence of other bumpers, new radiator lattices, headlights with light-emitting diodes and so on. There also are changes in interior: the new meter panel, other wheel, has changed the central extension housing where located is a big screen of navigating system. And still C-class Mercedes-Benzs have started to equip with system of the prevention weariness of the driver, the monitoring system behind dead zones and an automatic jockey.

There also will be a new engine – it is a question of the atmospheric petrol unit in volume of 3,5 l which gives out 306 h.p. and 370 Nm. It will come in the stead of the old unit of the same volume (272 h.p. and 350 Nm). Also it is possible to notice that the S-class will have henceforth system stop start.

Mercedes C-Class

Mercedes C-Class

Mercedes C-Class

Mercedes C-Class



Mercedes C-Class

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Toyota Vitz 2011

Posted on Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Toyota Vitz 2011Toyota has presented new generation of model Yaris. While, it's on sale only for the Japanese market under name Vitz. But, apparently, European Yaris will look practically in the same way. At the heart of the new car the old platform though in it there is nothing surprising lies – cart present Yaris has appeared rather successful. But thus the car on 100 mm became longer at once, and the wheelbase has grown on 50 mm. It was very positively reflected in space of interior (passengers of the second row of armchairs should be especially glad). Under a cowl of the car which will be on sale in Japan, will start to put petrol motors in volume of 1,0 l, 1,3 l and 1,5 l (69 h.p., 94 h.p. and 108 h.p. accordingly). But which of them will reach the European market, it is not known yet – it is necessary to wait for a showroom in Geneva in March when, probably, and premiere Yaris for the Old World will take place.

Toyota Vitz 2011

Toyota Vitz 2011

Toyota Vitz 2011

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Nissan presented new Sunny

Posted on Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Nissan SunnyOn a showroom in the Chinese Guanzhoy Nissan company has presented new generation of model Sunny. It is planned that this car becomes one of the cheapest Nissans in the market, and it will be on sale not only in Asia, but also in Europe.
At the heart of new generation Nissan Sunny the platform from model Mirca lies. However, it is necessary to notice that at the expense of the big luggage compartment the sedan is much larger than a hatchback. Besides, at Sunny a little other interior. Well and under a car cowl there will be a motor in volume of 1,5 l. While it is the technical information on a novelty.
Nissan Sunny sale will begin in China in January of next year. Well and then this model will appear in 70 countries of the world, but already, probably, under other names. In Heavenly Empire the car will cost from $12 450 to $16 830 depending on a complete set.

Nissan Sunny

Nissan Sunny

Nissan Sunny

Nissan Sunny

Nissan Sunny

Nissan Sunny

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Mini Paceman Concept details

Posted on Monday, December 20, 2010

Mini Paceman ConceptBecame known, what car will show Mini on a showroom in Detroit (it will open the doors on January, 10th). At this exhibition the English company will present model under name Mini Paceman Concept. According to representatives Mini, concept Paceman opens a new class of cars which they named in abbreviated form SAC. Or Sports Activity Coupe. And in Mini are in many respects right. After all it is valid coupe, at the expense of 211-strong motor it is quite possible to name it sports, well and activity will be reached at the expense of the increased road gleam and system of an all wheel drive from crossover Countryman. The question about beginning of batch production Paceman while remains opened. Englishmen want to find out to begin with the relation of public to new model. But it is possible to assume that potential clients remain happy – the car has turned out rather interesting and stylish.

Mini Paceman Concept

Mini Paceman Concept

Mini Paceman Concept

Mini Paceman Concept

Mini Paceman Concept

Mini Paceman Concept

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