Archives for February 2011

Maybach coupe presented

Posted on Monday, February 28, 2011

maybach coupeOn the Geneva showroom opening tomorrow German tuning studio Xenatec will show a coupe created on the basis of sedan Maybach. Taking for a basis the short 5,7-meter version of model, engineers redrew a body in the best traditions of such large coupes, as Mercedes CL. The car remained monumental, but has found the big elegance. As it is necessary to a coupe, glasses of doors have lost frameworks. As to interior, it became more magnificent, than at base model. The interior is fitted even more expensive skin of manual manufacture. Even it is given particular attention to a floor covering. Now it is executed from alcantara colors of a black currant. One more feature of the tuning car — special coloring. As well as at serial Maybach, the body is painted by two colors, but in this case a surface — matte, and besides enamel possesses interesting effect of blinking, under different corners of illumination.

Under a cowl still 6-liter supercharged V12, giving out 630 h.p. As the coupe, unlike serial Maybach, assumes that the owner of the car himself drives, masters of tuning have worked over car habits. The balance between comfort and sports, hardly was displaced towards the last. According to preliminary data two-door Maybach in Europe will cost about 650 000 euros. According to heads Xenatec, the Near East, China, the USA and Russia will be the main commodity markets of a new coupe.

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maybach coupe

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Aston Martin Virage

Posted on Thursday, February 24, 2011

Aston Martin VirageOn the Geneva showroom Aston Martin will show the newest coupe Virage and cabriolet Virage Volante. This name already met in the history of the British mark – Aston Martin Virage was issued in 1988-1995 of the last century. The car is based on platform V/H (Aston Martin DBS) and will occupy a niche between Aston Martin DB9 and DBS. Accordingly, and technical characteristics at the car will be intermediate not to compete directly to two colleagues. The car has received six-liter 12-cylinders engine capacity of 497 h.p., 570 Nm (at DB9 477 h.p., at DBS – 517 h.p.) With which six-step automatic transmission ZF Touchtronic II is aggregated. Englishmen very much are proud that it was possible to achieve ideal weight distribution of the car 50:50 that positively will affect roadability of a sport car. To first hundred Aston Martin Virage is dispersed for 4,6 sec, and the maximum speed makes 299 km/h. Aston Martins DB9 and DBS carry out the same exercise for 4,8 sec(306 km/h) and 4,3 sec (307 km/h) accordingly.

According to head of Aston Martin doctor Ulrich Bez, «Aston Martin Virage took from DBS the perfect technics, and from DB9 and Rapide – the highest comfort». About comfort it is possible not to doubt – the inner trim occupies 70 man-hours, that is third of all time spent for car assembly. Aston Martin Virage will be issued or with the landing formula 2+2, or with double interior (option). In the latter case Englishmen promise higher dynamic characteristics. From other features of the car it is necessary to note electronically suspender Adaptive Damping System, carbon-ceramic brakes, system of stabilization DSC, 700-W audiosystem with Dolby Prologic II, satellite navigation, bi-xenon headlights and cruise-control. And all this enters into base equipment of the car.

Aston Martin Virage will be issued at factory in the city of Gejdone and to be on sale in 41 country of the world at the price about 150 000 pounds sterling. Dealers have already begun demands acceptance, and the first cars will arrive to buyers not earlier than summer of this year.

Aston Martin Virage

Aston Martin Virage

Aston Martin Virage

Aston Martin Virage

Aston Martin Virage

Aston Martin Virage

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Volkswagen Golf Cabriolet

golf cabrioletOn a showroom in Geneva Volkswagen will show not only the updated version of crossover Tiguan, but also a new cabriolet which is constructed on a platform present Golf. Though, not absolutely clearly, why Volkswagen exhausts now a cabriolet on the basis of old model which soon will already lay off. I think it would be better to wait year and to start to do a cabriolet on a platform of already new generation Golf which Volkswagen promise to show in 2012. But before showroom in Geneva will open we don't find answers to this questions . Therefore while we will simply look at a new cabriolet. Outwardly the car looks not bad though the cabriolet amazes with the beauty. Probably, all have already got used to shape Golf VI.

The new cabriolet will have a soft developing roof. Certainly, engineers could put and more practical rigid roof, besides no technical complexities here are present. But the rigid roof would make the car more expensively. And because of it it have decided to refuse. But we will notice that the soft roof has the electric drive, and thanks to the last, process removing top occupies only 9,5 sec, and to do this is possible on speed up to 30 km\hour. In Europe the cabriolet will be equipped with six engines capacity from 105 to 210 h.p. Thus the most economic diesel engine capacity of 105 h.p. will spend for each 100 km of a way only 4,4 l of fuel.

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golf cabriolet

golf cabriolet

golf cabriolet

golf cabriolet

golf cabriolet

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New Hyundai i40

Posted on Friday, February 18, 2011

hyundai i40On a showroom in Geneva in the beginning of March Hyundai will present the new versatile person under the name Hyundai i40. This car in Europe will come in the stead old Sonata (occurrence of new model at first in a body the versatile person not casually – the big Korean and Japanese sedans aren't in big demand in Europe). It is interesting that Hyundai i40 was created not in Korea, but in the German center in Rjusselhajme. And Koreans especially underline it – as they said, i40 is made taking into account tastes of the European buyers. For this reason it is possible to expect that i40 will receive very qualitative interior with expensive materials of furnish, the big list of the base equipment and economic engines. About the last something is known already now. So, Hyundai i40 will be equipped with the newest 1,7-liter diesel engine which differs tremendous profitability and low level of blowout of harmful substances. Capacity of the motor will make 115 or 136 h.p. depending on the version. There will be also petrol motors, but it is not known which yet.

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hyundai i40

hyundai i40

hyundai i40

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Updated Mazda 3

mazda 3 updatedThis year on a showroom in Toronto Mazda company will present the modernized version popular Mazda 3. Judging by the first photos which have appeared in a press, restyling Mazda3 will receive other front bumper, the changed radiator enclosure and headlights. And on the car it will be possible to put not only 15 or 16-inch disks, but also 17-inch (truth, is one nuance – we now speak about Mazda3 for the market of the North America, but the European cars for certain will receive similar changes). However much more interesting changes will occur under a cowl. Under a cowl will be absolutely new unit of family SkyActiv: the gasoline engine of series Skyactiv-G and automatic transmission Skyactiv-Drive. Alas, but the volume of the motor and its capacity at this moment even not known, but already now is clear that the engine anyway on 15 % becomes more economic than the predecessor.

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mazda 3 updated

mazda 3 updated

mazda 3 updated

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Mercedes-Benz C-Class Coupe

Posted on Monday, February 14, 2011

Mercedes-Benz C-Class CoupeMercedes-Benz has presented official photos of a new coupe on the basis of the S-class which will be henceforth called C-Class Coupe. This car will come in the stead at once of two models – coupe CLK and CLC. All details about a novelty become already known very soon, after all the premiere of the car will pass in March on a showroom in Geneva. But already now it is known that in the USA the new coupe will be on sale with two gasoline engines: 1,8 l with forced aspiration (201 h.p.) and 3,5 l (302 h.p.). And here in Europe the scale of power units will appear more widely. So, the 1,8-liter petrol motor will be offered in two versions (156 h.p. or 204 h.p.), and, besides, will appear a 2,1-liter diesel engine capacity of 170 h.p. or 204 h.p. (the 3,5-liter motor which in the Old World will develop 306 h.p. will remain also). Thus 170-strong diesel version C 220 CDI BlueEFFICIENCY will spend for each 100 km of a way only 4,4 l.

Mercedes-Benz C-Class Coupe

Mercedes-Benz C-Class Coupe

Mercedes-Benz C-Class Coupe

Mercedes-Benz C-Class Coupe

Mercedes-Benz C-Class Coupe

Mercedes-Benz C-Class Coupe

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Volkswagen Golf24 received 440 h.p.

Posted on Friday, February 11, 2011

Golf24Volkswagen has decided to take part in the 24-hour race in Nurnburgring (show will pass from June, 23 till June, 26th). And specially for this event Germans have constructed unique Golf which has received name Golf24. This car is equipped with the motor in volume of 2,5 l with a turbo-supercharging which gives out already 440 h.p. and 540 Nm. Together with this animal the six-step box with underwheel switches, a drive gear, certainly, the full will work. It is interesting that last time Volkswagen exhausted Golf on 24-hour race in Nurnburgring in 2007. However then the hatchback had the motor capacity only 300 h.p., and the drive gear was only on a front axle (from 2008 to 2010 in race has been presented Scirocco). In 2007 300-strong Golf has come to finish only the eighth in the general offset, but with new car Germans want to act much more successfully.

Golf24

Golf24

Golf24

Golf24

Golf24

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BMW will show at once two novelties

BMW Vision ConnectedDriveOn a showroom in Geneva which will open in the beginning of March, BMW company will present at once two interesting novelties. Most of people will be involved for certain with the big roadster Vision ConnectedDrive. It will show to the whole world, in what direction the design of the Bavarian cars will develop in the nearest some years (speak, that fast on serial models will appear headlights and a radiator enclosure, as on concept car). Also on this concept for the first time will be shown new information system which will come in the stead present i-Drive . About what there is a speech, isn't absolutely clear yet. Besides, in Geneva BMW promises to present serial electro car on the basis of 1st series. However, it doesn't mean that such BMW 1st series will soon go on sale. This year BMW will exhaust only such 1000 cars which will take place tests (though in some countries such cars can be leased).

BMWs ActiveE will start to equip with litievo-ion accumulators and electric motor capacity of 168 h.p. Because of accumulators weight of the car has turned out rather decent – 1800 kg so in turning movements it is necessary to forget about fascinating driving (for comparison, usual BMW 1st series weighs less than 1300 kg). BMW ActiveE still will be rather fast car – thanks to electric motor with big twisting moment, the car can be dispersed from 0 to 100 km/h of all for 4,5 sec (the car with the 170-strong petrol motor carries out this exercise for 7,7 sec). As to the maximum speed it will be artificial limited on a mark of 145 km/h – if to go faster accumulators will be discharged too quickly (by the way, BMW assure that the cruising range at electric BMW 1st series is equal 160 km).

BMW Vision ConnectedDrive

BMW Vision ConnectedDrive

BMW Vision ConnectedDrive

BMW ActiveE

BMW ActiveE

BMW ActiveE

BMW ActiveE

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Renault Captur

renault capturOn a showroom in Geneva Renault will show new concept under name Captur. This car becomes continuation of design ideas which Lawrence van den Acker has sounded for the first time in last year's concept DeZir. Only if DeZir was a two-door coupe, Captur is already a crossover. And the Geneva car will be much closer to life. And it means that already soon Frenchmen can begin a batch production of similar model. According to preliminary data, Renault Captur will be equipped by the newest diesel engine with a double turbo-supercharging which will give out 160 h.p. and 380 Nm. Thus that the most interesting, in atmosphere this unit will throw out СО2 smaller 100/gr km. For comparison, hybrid Audi Q5 throws out 160/gr km.



renault captur

renault captur

renault captur

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