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Posted on Wednesday, February 13, 2013
Daimler company shared the official information about the most powerful Mercedes-Benz A45 AMG, which will be presented at the Geneva Motor Show in March 2013. Together with technical data producer also revealed official images of the novelty. Under the hood of a charged Mercedes A-Class will house a 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine that can achieve 360 h.p power and 450 Nm peak torque. The drive is transmitted to all wheels through a seven-speed robotized transmission AMG SPEED SHIFT DCT, which can operate in three different modes. As a consequence, the hatchback is capable of accelerating from zero to 100 km/h in 4.6 seconds and achieve 250 km/h top speed electronically limited specifically.
In addition, Mercedes-Benz A45 AMG got stiffer suspension, a diminished clearance, as well as the cooling system, designed for the supercar SLS. In addition, the car is equipped with "three-tier" system of stabilization, one of the modes which (Sport Handling) allows slightly weaken the control electronics and increase the amount transferred to the rear wheel torque. Is provided as well to completely turn off ESP.
Appearance of hot version of the Mercedes A-Class is not much different from the civil hatchback. However, the car can be charged to recognize on a radiator grille with two strips, slightly different front bumper, black air intakes and mirrors and light-alloy 18-inch wheels.
Inside, the standard sports seats replaced bucket, and appeared on the dashboard carbon fiber inserts. In addition, Mercedes-Benz A45 AMG received sport steering wheel, special pedals and red seatbelts.
European sales of Mercedes-Benz A45 AMG will commence in the summer of 2013. The manufacturer has not yet disclose the price but it is expected that for the hot hatch asked about 41 000 euros.
At the Geneva Motor Show, which will open in early March, one of the most beautiful pieces will be the new Alfa Romeo, which was titled 4C. For the first time this concept car was shown in the spring of 2011, and now two years later, the Italians were able to make a prototype of a production car. Full specifications Alfa Romeo 4C will be published only on the day of the presentation, but we already know that the length of the new rear-drive coupe will be around 4 meters, and under a cowl of the car there will be a supercharged petrol engine of 1.8 liters, which will work together with the box transmission with two clutches. Capacity of the power plant has not been revealed, but it is expected that it will give about 200-250 hp.
In addition, it is known that the mass of 4C will be only 850 kg! For the modern car is really small, so that the new "Alpha" is going to be quite simply a very fast car. It is interesting that Italians want to sell new model not only in Europe, but also in the USA (Alfa Romeo left the American market in 1994).
The new Alfa Romeo will cost around 45,000 euros.
Posted on Friday, February 8, 2013
Volkswagen company announced the official information about the new charged Golf R. The first public debut of the model will be on the Geneva Motor Show in March 2013. Volkswagen Golf R cabriolet got the same engine as the hatchback Golf R, the 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine that develops 265 h.p The car comes with a 6-speed robotized transmission with double clutch DSG, however, unlike the hatchback lost wheel drive. As a result, the acceleration VW Golf R Cabrio from zero to 100 km/h takes 6.4 seconds and top speed is limited to the mark of 250 km/h.
The roof of a charged convertible soft. Lower the convertible top possible for 9.5 seconds and raise - for 11 seconds. Such a task is ready to execute a mechanism to speed up to 30 km/h. From the usual convertible Golf R-charged version can be identified by a black grille with the logo, chrome exhaust pipes, black diffuser, different tail lights, as well as the corresponding label. In addition, convertible VW Golf R below the standard version on the 25 mm and also received 18 or 19-inch alloy wheels Talladega.
The interior of the Golf R is different open four individual sports seats, steering wheel Vienna Cool, aluminum trim and pedals, contrasting gray stitching on the leather steering wheel, handbrake lever and manual, as well as additional icons R. Orders for the convertible VW Golf R in Europe will take in the spring. Value of the car will start at 43,325 euro.
Posted on Tuesday, February 5, 2013