Archives for July 2011

New Ford Mustang 2014

Posted on Thursday, July 14, 2011

Ford prepares in 2014 to present a new generation of legendary coupe Mustang. According to the British edition AutoExpress, the car hardly becomes more compact present Mustang, but it's weight considerably will decrease that very positively will affect dynamics and roadability. While about new Ford Mustang is known very little. Representatives Ford say only that the following generation of a coupe will be much closer to a spirit of Mustang sample of 1964 year. What is meant by these words, while not entirely clear. But hardly Americans will make new Mustang simple and inexpensive – now this model has already turned in cult, therefore it's price by definition should be considerable. Sure will be fun to see what kind of Mustang turbo charger kits enthusiests will end up using on these new models to push the performance even farther.

Besides new generation Ford Mustang will be most technically made – the car will possess not only completely independent suspension which has been adjusted on passage of fast turning movements, but also non-polluting economic engines.

The base engine will be turbocharged 2,5-liter unit which will give out 300 h.p. (now the most modest Mustang has the six-cylinder unit in volume 3,7). Besides, the 5,4-litre motor (already 500 h.p.) will be accessible also.


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Audi A5 Restyling

Posted on Wednesday, July 13, 2011

audi a5 restylingIt seems that Audi A5 has appeared on the market recently. Meanwhile, this model sold in 2007, and in true German company decided that now comes time for restyling. Moreover, the update was subjected not only two-door coupe, five-door and A5 Sportback, and even sports sedan model line S. Updated machines are quite different from the old fives. Reshaped headlights and fog lights, a new bumper, hood and other so on. In addition, the front fenders of all fives are now made of aluminum, allowing little to reduce the weight of the vehicle. And expanded standard equipment, which, for example, will monitor the system driver fatigue. Alterations to the suspension and steering system.

audi a5 restyling

audi a5 restyling

There is and a hood news. Thus, the modest 1.8-liter supercharged engine started to issue not 160 hp but 170 hp. More importantly - the motor has to consume as much as 21% less fuel than before - the average rate fell to 5.7 liters per 100 kilometers. Appeared and a new engine of 3.0 liters - 272 hp. Power of diesel engine capacity of 2.0 liters will rise to 170 hp up to 177 hp and a 3.0-liter engine will produce 204 hp or 245 hp depending on the version.

audi a5 restyling

The official premiere of the updated A5 will be held in September at the Frankfurt Motor Show and in the autumn machines must be available for sale. Prices will increase, but only slightly - in Germany they will grow by an average of 200 euros.

audi a5 restyling

audi a5 restyling

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New Mercedes B-class: first view

Posted on Tuesday, July 12, 2011

According to the Germans, no another Mercedes at the change of generations didn't receive so deep improvements, as new model of B-class. Germans while keep a secret design of a novelty (and here and radical innovations is not expected), but are already ready to tell all technical details. The first in what Germans have made a great advance is aerodynamics. In a pursuit of the best ecological indicators many motor-car manufacturers have now promoted in this area so, for example, at Toyota Prius the factor of front resistance is depressed to 0,25. Germans show even more impressing result – 0,24. Truth this indicator is reached at the order of package Eco Package which assumes installation of special aerodynamic mouldings under the bottom and some additional deflectors on a body, and also suspender understating. At the base version of a B-class factor of front resistance – 0, 26.



The body has grown up at length to 4,36 m (+8,6 cm). And the roof is depressed on 4,3 cm. Second innovation – the big assortment of various auxiliary electronics. The model will receive "autopilot" that keeps the car in it's lane on the road, auto parking, the control system of blind zones, electronics, to anticipate the risk of collision on the highway, and much more.



The ruler of motors will completely be updated. The B-class will receive the 1,6-liter engine with system of direct injection of the third generation which already debuted on the senior engines V6 and V8. In version B180 the unit will be developed by 122 h.p., version B200 – 156 h.p. Also from the senior models the novelty will receive a new 1,8-liter diesel engine: B180 CDI – 109 h.p., B200 CDI – 136 h.p. Transmissions – six-step mechanics and seven-high-speed robot with two clutches. In the future B-class will have a hybrid version. Also on it's basis will be released an electromobile.





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Peugeot 508 RXH

Posted on Monday, July 11, 2011

peugeot 508 rxhThe French company has declassified the first official images of model Peugeot 508 RXH which can partly be regarded as an analog-terrain wagon Subaru Outback or hatchback Honda Crosstour. "Partly" – because a novelty distinguishes not only an all wheel drive and the raised ground clearance, but also a hybrid power-plant. And the basic motor – diesel. Total capacity of two engines reaches 200 h.p. It's necessary to notice that the 2-liter diesel engine rotates only front wheels, and the electromotor – only rear. The similar decision is applied on Peugeot 3008 Hybrid4. On pictures it's difficult to understand, whether the body by an armor from not colored plastic is protected or these mouldings are covered by a dark paint and are afraid of scratches the same as also body panels.

The French while don't open these details. But they stress that the version 508 RXH destined role of the most luxurious in the range of modifications.

To us promise more expensive materials in interior, 18-inch wheels, a meter panel projected on a windshield, and much more. All details will be disclosed at the presentation of new item at the Frankfurt Motor Show in September.

peugeot 508 rxh

peugeot 508 rxh

peugeot 508 rxh

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Mercedes С63 AMG Black Series

Posted on Thursday, July 7, 2011

mercedes С63 amg black seriesOfficially flagman version of coupe Mercedes С63 AMG Black Series isn't declassified yet, but the first amateur pictures of a novelty and some information on this superfast and most powerful model have filtered into the network in a class. Traditionally versions Black Series are the most extreme Mercedes. For example, former coupe CLK in such version even has been deprived a rear sofa for the sake of weight drop. In a case with a novelty Germans haven't gone on such extreme measures: the coupe remains four-seater. The weight is lowered all on 20 kg in comparison with the usual AMG-version. There are assumptions that this coupe in general is more adapted for daily operation, than former flagman CLK. However, the novelty surpasses it in capacity.

According to preliminary data output 6,2-liter V8 is raised to 517 h.p. For comparison: the most powerful version of BMW M3 GTS gives out 450 h.p. Transmission at the most powerful S-class – seven-step automatic machine. All details of technical characteristics Mercedes should declassify the next weeks.

The main innovation in interior – sports ladles instead of regular armchairs. According to the western journalists, the novelty will appear rather accessible to the power. It is expected that in Europe the price will make about 100 000 euros. BMW M3 GTS for 37 000 euros is more expensive.

mercedes С63 amg black series

mercedes С63 amg black series

mercedes С63 amg black series

mercedes С63 amg black series

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BMW M2 extreme sport coupe

Posted on Wednesday, July 6, 2011

bmw m2Range of the German company will add new product designed to compete with the Porsche Cayman and Audi TT RS. The coupe will be based on a new platform BMW of 2nd series which will appear in 2014. The car will be close on capacity to BMW 1 M, but will receive completely other facilitated body with carbon external panels, the robotized gear box and brakes from М3. The first information on preparing model was found out at employees division M by correspondents of British edition AutoExpress. On illustrations – imaginations of designers this magazine how the novelty can look.

The motor will be taken from a coupe BMW 1 M, or from new sports crossover X3M which will be shown in September in Frankfurt. This engine – completely new working out with three turbines. It's capacity, presumably, will make 355 h.p. Start of sales BMW M2 is planned for 2015.

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bmw m2

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How Does Car Camouflage Work?

car camouflageAnyone in the automotive industry will know that spy shots of camouflaged cars being tested are incredibly frustrating since they give a fleeting glimpse of what is come without revealing any tasty details. You’ve no doubt been perplexed in the past by busy black and white patterns adorning what is rumoured to be the next big release from a major manufacturer. Camouflaging cars in such a way serves two functions;

car camouflage

• Primarily, it is designed to guard against rival manufacturers getting an idea of what the car in question looks like, the shape and proportions of a new model are very sensitive and with the design and manufacturing might that auto firms have, replicating a rival’s design could take a matter of days.

• Disguising a car can also have the exact opposite effect, the motoring press are always hungry for a new story and manufacturers are well aware that the sight of a vividly decorated, albeit disguised car driving on public roads will generate massive buzz and online and print news coverage

So the motivation behind manufacturer enshrouding their precious prototypes with layers of distracting pschyadellic tape or low-key matt black paint is clear, but can a mere layer of paint really throw savvy onlookers off the scent? With clever use of patterns and some decidedly low-tech techniques, it is entirely possible.

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In Cognito

Even the slightest hint towards the shape of a new car’s headlight, or the angle of the crease running down the length of the body can blow its cover. For this reason, many manufacturers won’t stop at inconspicuous paint jobs, padding will actually be added to the body in order to hide key design features before a layer of paint is applied.

Paint is actually an old trick when to comes to travelling incognito. More manufacturer’s these days prefer to use a thin, adhesive tape that’s slapped straight on to the bodywork. The material made by 3M is no ordinary roll of masking tape however, it is special designed to mould around every subtle contour and is decorated with a ‘disruptive’ pattern that allegedly distorts the eye’s perception of shape

car camouflage

The shape pattern used of often involves concentric circles or spirals that resemble whirlpools, because this is in opposition to the straight, angular regimented lines of a car’s body and is therefore effective in disrupting and distracting the gaze.

In all seriousness Ensuring that high impact new models remain a closely guarded secret until their launch is essential. The grand unveiling, of say a new Ford Fiesta is a global news event that has massive implications for the manufacturer, a leaked image of the new design can undermine the mystery surrounding a launch and potentially cost a manufacturer millions of dollars.

Joe is an automotive blogger who uses Spy Equipment to catch his own shots of prototype cars in disguise!

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