Monday, October 25, 2010

New Mercedes-Benz CLS

Just two months later, the CLS 250 CDI Blue Efficiency supplemented with 150 kW / 204 hp), the engine range. The combined fuel consumption of this model is the EU standard 5.1-liter diesel per 100 kilometers corresponds to CO2 emissions of 134 grams per kilometer. From December 2010, the CLS 500 Blue Efficiency with V8 engine and 300 kW / 408 PS can be ordered, comes in April 2011 in the trade. The price has not called Mercedes-Benz.
Mercedes-benz cls

All four engines are new to the CLS, they provide a fuel savings of up to 25 percent over previous models. Also new and standard on all CLS are the advanced automatic transmission 7G-Tronic Plus and the ECO start-stop function. To increase efficiency also helps the standard electro-mechanical direct-steer system, which celebrates the CLS in the luxury car segment, its world premiere. It enables the driver to program the steering feel. They also allowed the active parking assistant which park the vehicle independently.

As the first car in the world, the CLS is to request a fully dynamic LED lighting system. It combines LED technology with bi-xenon headlights. The CLS also has a dozen driving assistance systems. New features include the Active Blind Spot Assist and Active Lane Keeping Assist. You can see not only unintentional lane change or vehicles in the blind spot, but can by gentle braking action, the correct direction when the driver ignores the visual or sensory hazard warning.

Limited to the first year after the launch of the CLS "Edition 1". The characteristics of this special model are the matte exterior finish charge Manganitgrau shape, the shiny metallic leather Designo Corteccia Pearl, floor mats with "Edition 1" lettering, black Designo roof lining and aluminum pedals. As interior trim in the "Edition 1" to light brown satin poplar, ash or black gloss can be selected as an optional AMG Carbon.

Friday, October 15, 2010

2012 Ford Focus ST

At the Paris Motor Show (2 to 17 October 2010) Ford will present for the first time the third generation of the Focus to the public. These will be available from early 2012 a sporty version called the ST.
2012 Ford Focus ST

An outlook to the Cologne show also on the Seine. The sporty version of the series has a 184 kW/250 hp 2.0-liter four-cylinder with horsepower and is Benzindirekteispritzer enthusiasts points.

The previous model equipped with the ST was a 2.5-liter five-cylinder engine with 166 kW/225 hp and reached a top speed of 240 km / h

Even outside of the ST calls attention to itself, but the paint comes in a striking shade of orange ("Tangerine Scream") therefore. The Cologne manufacturer that stirs anticipation of a car that will compete for the VW Golf GTI. The price of the sporty Focus are not fixed yet.

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Peugeot 5008 Review

Framed by the long triangular headlights shows the Peugeot 5008 with clenched lips a slightly cooler pouting face. The gentle rise in the windshield is optional panoramic roof, which stretched up to the second row of seats, even the rear passengers are free to look to the heavens.
peugeot 5008

Relatively unspectacular are the well-contoured and also suitable for long-range front seats that give the driver a good view of traffic ahead. An additional (second) rear view mirror allows the children in the rear at all times to keep in mind. Centered drivers are self-explanatory controls. Conveniently located on the center console is wide and high the shift lever.

Seating and storage options
Through rear doors that soar into tight parking spaces dangerously far, the passengers get into the second row. Three individual seats, each with Isofix attachments are ideal for the support of the children who find pockets and small tables in the front seat storage space for games and stuffed animals. In another floor, small pockets are integrated.

Adults can also easily take place, however, must be displaced by 13 inches seats are then pushed back in order to have enough leg room. The three side by side it is small for corpulent people. The retractable floor in positions six and seven are of course only suitable for shorter people up to 1.75 meters tall.

Great is the cargo space, hiding behind the wide-opening tailgate. Seven of the trunk is sufficient for even one or two small bags, a five-seater up to 679 liters of luggage stowed. Bulky goods can be transported as soon as the second-row seats are folded - it creates a virtually flat surface. If the back is folded down the front passenger seat, can fit up to 2.76 meters long objects in the car. The 60 centimeter high loading lip makes loading without a twinge in his back.

Saturday, September 18, 2010

Mazda Shinari Concept

Concept car Mazda Shinari
The approximately 4.80 meters long and streamlined sports car has a long, flat bonnet, sloping into a strong, for it goes all the larger areas of the windshield. The dynamics of the sloping roof to the rear will be the smaller towards the rear, the window towards the rear narrower. Windows underlined. The front is dominated by a large radiator grille, flanked by narrow and tapered headlights. The front bumper almost touching the ground, acting in the pages of integrated LED daytime running light strips combative. For a striking appearance make the wide wheel arches that house 21-inch tires.
Mazda Shinari

In order to provide the wind no attack, the door handles are integrated into the body and only pop up when you press them. Inside, four load well contoured sports seats in white leather to take a place. Has positioned deep in the seat of the driver a good view of the roadway and the driver-focused cockpit. A three-dimensional information display appears to float above the center console.

Three modes of operation
On the way to the driver to choose between three modes of operation "Business," "Pleasure" and "Sport" option. The business mode allows to make calls and retrieve e-mails. Promises the pleasure Pleasure setting, where much emphasis is placed on comfort and entertainment. Inside, four well-contoured sports seats are made of white leather, which is deducted from dark stitching. In Sport mode the automatic gear changes transmits to the driver who does this via shift paddles on the steering wheel. A driving force for the design study is not found, fired at presentation purposes is still a 1.5-liter petrol engine in the Mazda2 the sports car.

View on a new model
Whether the study Shinari already looks ahead to a new model of the RX series is questionable. The Japanese have already developed some concepts that have not been implemented in series.

Thursday, September 9, 2010

2011 New Maserati

For now, the beginning model year 2011, the equipment and designs of the three Maserati series can be refined. The appreciation of Quattroporte, GranTurismo and GranCabrio is based on manufacturer's data more closely to customer needs.

2011 New Maserati

Stylistic developments
With the GranCabrio some new style and design of Maserati have come on the market. Many of them will be available from model year 2011 in the Gran Turismo and the Quattroporte. Maserati Cabriolet. Die in March at the Geneva Motor Show featured Matt Bianco Fuji finishes, and Blu Mediterraneo Grigio Granito are now available for all three series.

Moreover, the color palette for the leather has been retuned and now also the sounds and Blu Profondita Pearl Beige (previously only available in the Quattroporte) covers. New Gran Turismo and Gran Cabrio also are the root wood versions Moon Wood and Padouk. The MC Sport Line is now also on exhaust tailpipe trim panels in carbon fiber and aerodynamic fins on the bumper, also made of carbon fiber. Are also brand new roof, hood and wheel designs that make the vehicle visually closer to the racing in the Trofeo Maserati.

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Hyundai i30cw Review

Hyundai i30cw takes the 1.6 CRDi Classic Business
Hyundai has revised the specially launched for commercial customers combined i30cw 1.6 CRDi Classic Business. From outside, the new edition of the sharpened front with enlarged air inlet, and the arrow-shaped chrome frame that surrounds the Hyundai logo, recognizable. A new rear apron and side skirts also refer to the i30cw the model year 2011. Been upgraded, the business model is now also with standard fog lamps.

Start-stop system
The business-model fitted as standard start-stop system and a new gear shift indicator provide a total consumption of both levels of the common-rail diesel engine (66 kW and 85 kW) from 4.6 liters per hundred kilometers (CO2: 122 g / km ).

The i30cw 1.6 CRDi Classic Business is based on the basic features of the i30cw, which has been equipped with air conditioning, cruise control, ESP, radio, or so useful details, such as a coolable glove compartment and additional connections for USB, i-Pod and AUX. In addition, he was equipped with a wireless remote control for central locking, an adjustable lumbar support on driver's seat, heated and electrically adjustable exterior mirrors in body color, and seat pockets on the back of the front seats. The metallic paint is included.

Vehicle Warranty
Hyundai is the i30 series five instead of three years full vehicle warranty with unlimited mileage (except for taxi and hired vehicles - three-year warranty and limited to 100 000 km), including the painting back up the fleet managers a worry-free use of their Hyundai fleet.

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Daihatsu Sirion 1.3

The Daihatsu Sirion has external signals, which goes hand in optimal utilization of space in front of beauty. The body design is more classic shape, and the overhangs are extremely short. There are also internal drive report Daihatsu Sirion 1.3: Intrinsic values ​​Plenty of space for only 3.61 meters long.

Daihatsu Sirion 1.3

But to convince not only the space, but also other intrinsic values. The Sirion is a practical man through and through. As in the first place, the folding rear bench seat has to be mentioned. It creates demand for not only a flat load floor, but the seats can be separately prefer forward into the footwell, so that there is also an upright chair in no time a practical luggage rack. The rear doors swing wide to facilitate access and rear.

Driver and front passenger can look forward to many practical and large trays. First, there is a time the central open compartment to call into the center console, which houses all sorts of everyday odds and ends from the key on the phone to MP3 player, Driving Report Daihatsu Sirion 1.3: Intrinsic values ​​drive report Daihatsu Sirion 1.3: Net Asset Value Eder also equal to the AUX- input to the CD-Radio can be connected. Among them there is still a second small and with a flap closable compartment. In the doors, there are cup-holder and under the glove compartment opens up a large Schllitz for magazines or the atlas. For the rear passengers are in the center console also has two cup holders and head airbags as standard.

Tachometer and speedometer are summarized in an instrument panel that moves together with horizontal adjustment of the steering wheel. The seats are comfortably padded tight, but it can miss some lateral support. The fine honeycomb structure of the instrument panel and the two-color hard plastic give the interior a more pleasant note. The plastic itself is rather easily scratched. Standard in all versions of Sirion are more intrinsic values ​​such as steering wheel and shift knob in leather, air conditioning and CD radio. The 1.3, you still come to light alloy rims.

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Nissan X-Trail SUV

Nissan X-Trail SUV's treated to a facelift. The most noticeable design changes affect the front end, where the radiator grille, headlights and bumpers have been redesigned. The grille preserved as a typical hallmark of the Nissan SUV models, the two angled struts, but is now on the front bumper. This affects the whole front end unified and coherent than before. The lower part of the bumper is aligned to the outside, giving the vehicle so that a broader and firmer appearance. The revised Nissan X-TRAIL is available from September 2010.

nissan x-trail

Lighting conditions
The headlamp units are slimmer and executed technical than before. Depending on the equipment are halogen or xenon projection headlamps and halogen parabolic beam is used. The flashing light will remain in the light units integrated and positioned above the headlight. The background is kept in the basic facilities available in silver, in the middle and upper line in black. The fog lamps are recessed into the bumper while the rear arbeiten.Nissan continue vertically arranged units for rear and brake lights now with LED technology donated X-Trail a facelift

Wheel design
The wheels are now the size 225/55/18. Another new feature is the double five-spoke 17-inch wheels.

New Dimensions
The redesign of the front end resulted in an increase in length of ten millimeters, while the change of tire width and diameter of vehicle height and width have also led to an increase of ten millimeters.

In the interior, and higher quality materials to achieve better color balance for a total of more harmonious atmosphere. The cloth seats donated Nissan X-Trail a facelift thicker soft-touch materials were selected, while the optional leather interior premium character shows.

The driver benefits from the better-read instrument cluster with larger and clearer display for engine speed and vehicle speed. Between these two displays, a new on-board computer with a black and white display, the driver with a number of useful

Information supplied.
The newly shaped front seat occupants in the rear have won ten millimeters additional knee room without compromising the front passengers must reach the seat comfort. The cover of the loading area consists of more robust material. This all fits in the glove compartment that cools the beverage is stored at the request or warm. Future is in the back seat, an optional two-stage seat heating for the X-Trail Verfügung.Nissan donated a facelift

Reversing Camera
The revised Japanese is the first vehicle manufacturer with an optional rear view camera in the rearview mirror.

Manual transmission
The manual gearbox with a modified translation offers an ideal compromise between acceleration performance and efficiency. A new shift in the recommendation of the onboard computer display alerts the driver at the appropriate time to change gear. When the automatic transmission friction was reduced.

Monday, August 9, 2010

Fiat 500 Twinair

Average consumption of 4.0 liters
Fiat expanded so that both series for a model with extremely low fuel consumption. With an average consumption of 4.0 liters per 100 kilometers and CO2 emissions of 92 g / km (both with automatic Dualogic transmission), the Fiat 500 Twinair with the world's most fuel-efficient gasoline engine Fiat 500 Twinair with the world's most fuel-efficient Benzinmotorneu developed two-cylinder turbocharged engine in the world fuel-efficient gasoline cars.

Fiat 500 Twinair

Twinair developed technology for the first time a two-cylinder engine with a turbocharger and the innovative valve control Multiair. Developed by Fiat technology replaces the conventional engines used in mechanical valve actuation with camshaft on the intake side by an electrohydraulic system. Multiair enabling fully variable and cylinder-selective control of the intake valves. The effect is a significantly higher power and torque while reducing fuel consumption and emissions.

At the same time ensures the turbocharger for power and torque data at the level of a much larger four-cylinder. What causes the Twinair technology, demonstrate the technical data: output 63 kW / 85 hp, maximum torque 145 Newton meters at 1900 revolutions per minute. For even more efficiency, especially in urban environments, provide the standard start-stop system, a gear shift indicator and an Eco-driving mode.

If the full potential of the engine is not needed (for example in city traffic), the driver can activate with a switch to operating mode "Eco". Then provides electronic motor power (42 kW / 57 PS) reduced for minimum fuel consumption and maximum efficiency.

Monday, August 2, 2010

Audi A1 with Goodyear EfficientGrip soled

The forecast of marketing strategists should trend toward smaller vehicles likely to become a reality with superior equipment level, but without compromising performance and safety features, the Audi A1 looks with the new marrow to start well established in the summer.

Audi A1

Design will allow many opportunities for customization, offering both entertainment and information in higher-class Audi models. For contemporary values ​​in terms of consumption of A1 is equipped as standard with start-stop system, brake energy regeneration and low rolling resistance tires. In size 215/40 R 17 87W XL AO Audi installed at the factory, the fuel-economy model EfficientGrip from Goodyear.

The EfficientGrip was introduced last year. Meanwhile, more than 18 models of different vehicle manufacturers at the factory will be equipped with the fuel saver. Compared with conventional tires, it has fuel economy of around ten percent. At this year's "ams" summer tire test of the Goodyear tires scored the lowest rolling resistance of the ten models being compared, 3rd in the wet braking, dry braking distance and the second-best fourth place in the protection against aquaplaning

Saturday, July 24, 2010

H & R Porsche Panamera 4 V6

With the Panamera, Porsche is once again setting standards in the luxury car class. - Also in the chassis. - A challenge that was from the H & R engineers gladly accepted. The result of the complex development work is a set of springs, of the four-door and four-wheel V6 brings you closer with conventional suspension, approximately 35 millimeters on the tarmac.
H & R Porsche Panamera 4 V6

The basic characteristics of the elegant and classic lines are accented with the Dynamis ierungspaket without diluting the overall concept of designerische luxury sedan. Even the ride spring kit could be made dynamic by several shades with the H & R. - Of course without the comforts of upper-class athlete to significantly schmälern. H & R Porsche Panamera four-wheel-drive V6: Sports car dynamics in the luxury-class sedan. In brief, the air-sprung versions using the H & R ETS is lowered.

Another highlight can be set with high strength aluminum alloy produced H & R TRAK + wheel spacers. The small gap between the tire shoulder and edge of the wing can be so visually perfected, which results in a more powerful appearance of the effect of the sedan.

The H & R program - available for over 1,350 different types of vehicles - is available in good bookstores and along with the usual H & R quality, always has an ABE or TÜV parts certificate.

Sunday, July 18, 2010

2013 Toyota RAV4 Review

Toyota RAV4 is now also trimmed'' on'' Optimal Drive.
The Toyota RAV4 is about the environment of Ford Mondeo, Opel Antara, VW Tiguan, Renault Koleos, or on the go. The third generation of the compact SUV from the Japanese.

Toyota RAV4

With 450 - to 1752-liter luggage compartment
In three facilities, Toyota offers an updated edition. The standard package is quite extensive fitted, not least in terms of security. Toyota RAV4: The front has advanced to the facelift. The five-door car pulls up well made and for his class befitting Seeming. Lots of space is even available in the rear. Fit into the storage compartment at the end after 450 high into the roof with recessed rear seat more than 1750 liters of luggage. Practically, the 63-liter storage compartment is in the subsoil. The operation is generally easy.

With all-wheel for moderately difficult terrain
Can suitable with a view to some angles of approach and up to 19 inches of ground clearance depending on the variant most 1.5 to 1.7 tons RAV4, which loads up to 2000 pounds to take the hook, even for moderately difficult terrain. he is to have with activated wheel, where the electronics automatically adjusts the torque distribution between front and rear axle.

More efficient combustion Toyota RAV4: side view of the driver side.
Also called Toyota Optimal Drive fuel-saving technology on board. Behind this there are relatively compact, relatively lightweight, very low friction and therefore more efficient engines and transmissions. Interested in technology: For instance provides about the VVT ​​system that can breathe the only petrol with variable valve timing and valve lift adjustment of the better, for more efficient combustion and power output with lower fuel consumption and pollutant emissions. Similarly, the two turbo-diesel, where the fuel is injected under high pressure even more precisely and are ejected at peak compression-ignition engine in addition to soot even less nitrogen oxide particles.

Friday, July 9, 2010

Audi A8 L Review

Can not assume it would be the CEO of Audi, Rupert Stadler, and development boss Michael Dick, Member of the Board, to be there on the first day of the international press launch of the new Audi A8 L (nes) in Salzburg. Discourage them from their purpose could also not be midsummer scorching heat, which is like a bell through the imposing Red Bull Hangar 7 in steel and glass placed at Salzburg Airport, the starting point for test drives. Literally a race, both speakers raved about the quality, aesthetics, comfort, the incomparable feeling of space, giving an A8 L, and also by the impressive efficiency of Audi's flagship used for engines.

audi a8 l

Top model as a driver of innovation
Again proving to be the top model as a driver of innovation. You simply need such leaders who voranbrächten.Vorstellung in terms of efficiency, in Lightweight and consumption reduction Audi A8 L: Automobile sovereignty with a new name "The upper class has a future - we can define the times." Already been achieved through tools: An Audi A8 L 3.0 TDI V6 was content despite all-wheel drive with an average of 6.6 liters of diesel per 100 kilometers. Even the twelve-cylinder with its incomparable dynamism come from ten percent less fuel than its predecessor: 13.6 liters instead of 12.4 - despite the ten-percent power increase from 450 to 500 hp! Moreover, it is also been the A8 W12 in the news that characterize the brand was first introduced, such as the new brand image, the single-frame or the LED daytime running lights.

A true gift
With great pleasure, told Stadler, put it more often and even the wheel of an Audi A8 L. The large long wheel base, he sees "a real gift," the idea really Audi A8 L: good-for cars with new sovereignty Namenzum relax. "You get your head and can work well in the rear."

Every reason to rejoice
Mediate Rupert Stadler and Michael Dick was at the press presentation in Salzburg that the company has every reason to rejoice. With fewer than 550,000 vehicles delivered worldwide in the first six months of this year, Audi has put down the best half-year in its history. At the end of the year there are estimated by the Audi bosses probably be back more than a million units.

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Audi R8 Spyder Review

Audi R8 Spyder offers in addition to the 5.2 FSI Quattro now available with 4.2-liter engine. The R8 4.2 FSI Quattro Spyder makes 316 kW / 430 hp. It accelerates in 4.8 seconds from zero to 100 km / h and is 299 km / h. When transmission is optional sequential R-tronic is available. On average, consumes the R8 4.2 FSI Quattro Spyder with the R-tronic 13.9 liters of fuel per 100 kilometers, with the manual gearbox there are an average of 14.9 liters. A recuperation system that recovers energy during braking is standard.

Audi R8 Spyder

The 4.2 FSI, which comes in the form now in the R8 Coupe used offers from 4500 revolutions per minute and 6,000 rpm / torque of 430 Newton meters, in 3500-7500 Tours is it at least 90 percent of the maximum available . Audi R8 Spyder now with 4.2-liter engine, Audi R8 Spyder now with 4.2-liter engine

Included six-speed gearbox
As standard, the Audi R8 4.2 FSI Quattro Spyder, with its fully automatic soft top with a six-speed gearbox. It works with a compact dual-disc clutch. The shift knob is made of polished aluminum, the open setting of stainless steel.

The optional six-speed sequential gearbox transmits the R-tronic switching pulses electric, hydraulic changes gears and manages the clutch. The R-tronic has prepared a manual and an automatic level. In both cases, the driver can choose between two shift programs. In manual mode, it changes gears using the joystick on the center console or the paddles on the steering wheel - at high load and speed within a tenth of a second. The "Launch Control" ensures the best possible start: It regulates the engine speed and clutch engagement and accelerates the open two-seater with the ideal tire slippage.

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Mazda 5 Review

With the likes of  Mazda5 can do thanks to the flexible interior system a lot. One can not continue - mistake him. The Nagare design was previously seen only in fancy concept cars and show cars from the Japanese manufacturer. According to statements by chief designer Koji Tabata to the flowing lines that are visible, especially on the flanks of the compact van, athletic and sporty Mazda5: wave club act but also intelligent and attractive. "This is something that you turn around," said Tabata. On the aerodynamics, the new design did, however, is not measurable, the drag coefficient remains at 0.30.

Optical Presence
A heavily accented front end supports the visual presence of seven-seaters like the muscular front fenders that are reminiscent of the Coupe Mazda RX-8. Your momentum is continuing in three panel folding, unfold according to the paint and sunlight different visual effects. Eight new exterior colors are available as well as 16 - or 17-inch alloy wheels. The lateral grooves open into the rails, which run in the sliding doors. They are a feature of the Mazda5 wants to score against strong competitors in the future. Neither VW Touran, the German segment leaders, nor the rival Renault Scenic, Citroen Picasso or Toyota Verso can come up with it. When Opel Zafira will only get the next generation sliding doors.

New Opportunities
Although people throughout Europe since 2005 around 175 000 customers opted for a Mazda5, in Germany there are hardly more than a year but 7500 buyers. But as the class leading VW Touran, of the nearly eight times the Mazda5: wave clubs are a lot of cars sold is a largely emotion-free product, is credited with Mazda's unique and forward-thinking design of new opportunities.

"Nagare" design in the interior
How the "Nagare" design continues in the interior, is seen, respectively, on the driver's orientation of the instruments, the other on the seating. The seat cushions are only held together by longitudinal seams, which from the front to the rear to help smooth out look. The front passenger area appears larger thanks to the newly designed dashboard. The instruments are illuminated white, and the top of the center console is a large information display. In order better to be in the driver's field of view, it was moved a few centimeters.

Friday, June 18, 2010

Maserati Convertible

Sporty design
The extremely sporty design is a hallmark of the topless streaker. Bold drops off the hood, the tall, deep-set grille with the Trident logo of the brand reaches into the front skirt and seems to touch the asphalt want to - Maserati Convertible: topless with Italian, the first sign of the high-powered engine, which is hidden under the hood. This impression is reinforced by the three small slits radiator mounted behind the front wheel arches. Striking at the small rear spoiler lip and rear diffuser, double exhaust tailpipes left and right are provide a beguiling sound.
maserati gran cabrio

Transformation from a closed to an open vehicle
It emphasizes the sporty appearance but also by the soft top. It also keeps the weight gain compared to a metal folding roof is limited. The curb weight is still at a superb 1980 kg. By pressing a button, the transformation is from the closed to an open vehicle fully completed within 28 seconds. Every four seconds pass for the high-or shut down the window, 20 seconds while the elaborate folding of the fabric hood, which still is possible to pace 30th

Elegant interior
Through two large doors, passengers get into the interior. Designed with contrasting colors, leather and wood elements, it seems to noble. The driver looks back on the blue underlined speedometer Maserati Convertible: topless with Italian and tachometer behind the steering wheel, the instruments are self-explanatory and can be operated easily. Access to the two rear seats is facilitated considerably by the electrically vorfahrbaren front seats. Despite a wheelbase of 2.94 meters long legged rear passengers have little leg room, especially if the driver and passenger are tall. Must also be drawn on the back seats from 1,80 meters height of the head so as not to trigger a closed roof. Therefore, the rear seats are reserved for junior or alternatively be used for luggage. Because the 175 liter luggage compartment volume is not even enough for the golf bag befitting of larger purchases or light luggage to mention.

Under the hood
The propulsion is provided by a 4.7-liter eight-cylinder gasoline engine, 323 kW/440 hp, the proud. When turning the ignition key, he wakes up with an impressive roar to life, every touch of the accelerator pedal is acknowledged with a purr. Maserati Convertible: topless in the Italian way, the force is transferred by a six-speed ZF automatic transmission. It turns effectively, there are optional shift paddles for manual gear changes.

The 100-km / h speed marker
Under powerful sound is achieved within 5.3 seconds to 100 km / h speed mark. Deadline is theoretically no roof at a speed of 274, and this value can not be practically achieved. Because the background noise at a moderate pace and barely noticeable wind turbulence are then in spite of strong wind deflector. Closing the speedometer climbs to 283 km / h with the roof insulates well and leaves very little noise. The specified standard consumption of 15.4 liters Super per 100 kilometers can be achieved is difficult, if not handled carefully with the gas pedal.

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

New Citroen C6

The bodywork and the hydropneumatic suspension were the most remarkable features of the new Citroen flagship, which make it difficult for us but more than was to alienate the southern buyer competition. A new report driving Citroen C6: Invitation to a relaxing trip stronger 3.0-liter twin-turbo six-cylinder diesel engine with better performance while simultaneously reducing consumption is to revive the business.

Elegance, sophistication and prestige quite
The C6 has all the attributes of a vehicle, the upper middle class - elegance, sophistication and prestige well. From the overly long, gently arched bow, on which is emblazoned far between in the wings towering spotlights the chrome double chevron logo, the coupe-like body flows with soft lines in a stump-tail with prominent taillights humps. Is supported by the impression of elegant 2.90-meter wheelbase.

Equal litter and drive safely
The elegance of appearance continues in the driving operation. The high-torque diesel engine is barely audible, fits excellently to the character of the 4.90-meter-long trip limousine. Driving Report Citroen C6: Invitation to the same litter and relaxed travel safe to drive the hydro-pneumatic suspension filters reliably smooth all the inconveniences of the road surface. Can indeed push of a button damping and spring rates varied electronically, another button can turn out the spontaneous throttle response, but these controls are best forgotten. Really sporting the 1.9-ton truck, despite a maximum torque of 450 Nm, which is already at 1,600 rpm rev / is available, not to move. For feel-good atmosphere, in the standard six-speed torque converter automatic.

Interior is also in joy. Leather, real wood decor and hi-fi system pamper the driver and front passenger. Provides plenty of space to all occupants. Driving Report Citroen C6: Invitation to the relaxed ReisenDie legroom in the back seats is almost regal and tempted as often as possible to give the control of the hand. Ergonomically almost all tasks are solved. Only when you operate the air conditioning and radio functions it falls short because of the small keys, at least while driving. Turns out to be very pleasant, however, the so-called head-up display, the speed and navigation instructions in the driver-perceived image of the road fades. Especially at night driving around in narrow highway construction sites one learns to appreciate the system.

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Mazda RX-8 returns to Le Mans

19 years after the first and only victory of a race car with a rotary engine in the 24 Hours of Le Mans Mazda returns with the next revolutionary concept on 12 June at the site of previous success. The Japanese automaker takes the Mazda RX-8 Hydrogen RE at the demonstration race "Le Mans vers le future - Le Mans looks to the future" part.
mazda rx8
Le Mans vers le future
The 24-hour race at Le Mans has always been a technological testing ground for new vehicle and engine designs of the car manufacturers. In line with this tradition poses "Le Mans vers le future", which celebrates this year Mazda RX-8 Hydrogen rhyme opening act of the race premiere, a look into the future and presents various vehicle concepts with alternative drive systems such as electric, hybrid, natural gas - and hydrogen systems.

Mazda RX-8 Hydrogen RE
The Mazda RX-8 Hydrogen RE has a rotary engine that can run either on hydrogen or gasoline. Unlike fossil fuels, hydrogen use is for a perfectly balanced circuit in which no harmful emissions. The sports car is being offered in a leasing program in Norway and Japan.

Monday, May 24, 2010

Porsche 911 GT3 R Review

Porsche 911 GT3 R presents for the racetrack.
Porsche is also in the motor racing season 2010 remains at the customer sport. The new Porsche 911 GT3 R, which comes complete ready to race to the customer replaces the 911 GT3 Cup S in the program by Porsche Motorsport.
Porsche 911 GT3 R

The 911 GT3 R will be raced in series based on the international FIA GT3 regulations, at the start. The development focus was on improving driveability and easier handling of the vehicle. The 911 GT3 R features a 4-liter six-cylinder boxer engine Porsche 911 GT3 R is for racing forenoon 480 hp (353 kW). The force is transmitted from a sequential six-speed gearbox to the rear axle.

World Premiere
Its world premiere of the new Porsche 911 GT3 R at the Racing Car Show Autosport International in Birmingham (until 17 January). "Since the first announcement that we bring the 911 GT3 R on the market, we are seeing a very strong demand," said Uwe Brettel, Head of Motorsport Sales. "The planned annual production for 2010 is almost sold out."

Development base
The basis for development of the 1,200 kg lightweight 911 GT3 R is in September 2009 for one-make cup racing Porsche 911 GT3 Cup. Thanks to an enlarged 0.2 liter engine capacity, the GT3 R delivers 30 hp more than the Cup car. Both race cars are built on the wide body of the street-legal 911 GT3 RS. The anti-lock braking system (ABS), traction control and an electronic clutch function used to Porsche makes 911 GT3 R for racing vordie getting used to the new GT3 race car than its predecessor to make it much easier and make the car even for ambitious amateur racers easily manageable .
Porsche 911 GT3 R
Racing suspension
The flared wheel arches both front and rear show the comparison with the previous model enlarged track width out. The underbody of the vehicle is completely covered and a rear diffuser. The adjustment of the rear wing was increased in comparison with the previous model. The highly developed race suspension can be extensively adjusted: At the front are height-adjustable MacPherson struts with adjustable Sachs two-way shock absorbers and double coil springs (main and auxiliary spring) are used. Rear, the GT3 R features a height-adjustable multi-link rear axle with rigidly mounted axle brackets, adjustable Sachs two-way shock absorbers and double coil springs.

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Opel Corsa Color Race

The new Corsa Color Race in yellow-black finish evokes the memory of Opel models like the Kadett B Kadett C Coupe Rally or GT / E, which were directed at the time with sports optics at an affordable price, especially to young buyers.

Opel Corsa Color Race 2012

Corsa Color Race
The Corsa Color Race can now be ordered at prices starting at € 15 560. Opel Corsa Color Race brings back memories, he has a checkered checkered flag pattern on black paint part of the bonnet, roof and tailgate. Are as basic colors in addition to the classic Opel racing color Sunny Melon Yellow and White Casablanca and magma red available.

The interior takes on the exterior with accents of color seat stitching and the surrounds of the air vents, panoramic sunroof and leather steering wheel are standard. Optional technologies such as halogen curve Opel Corsa Color Race Erinnerungenund cornering AFL and the heated steering wheel evokes available. The Opel Corsa Color Race features 17-inch alloy rims in high gloss black and tires in size 215/45 R17.
Opel Corsa Color Race
As engines of three petrol and turbo diesel will be offered, including the new 1.4-liter engine with 64 kW / 87 hp and an average fuel consumption (oh EU standard) of 5.5 liters per 100 kilometers fuel needs. Also the choice of two engine versions with 80 hp and 90 hp, the alternative with Autogas (LPG = Liquefied Petroleum Gas) can be operated. The 1.7 CDTI diesel as the most powerful 92 kW / 125 hp at 4,000 rpm and represents a torque of 280 Nm. The consumption is 4.8 liters of diesel per 100 kilometers.

Friday, May 14, 2010

Toyota Yaris Life Review

The Yaris Life has lights with darkened interior paneling in the front bumper and integrated fog lamps. In addition, silver-colored door handles painted and covered the 15-inch steel wheels with hubcaps exclusive. As an alternative to the familiar exterior colors of the Yaris Life in quartz blue or ultramarine blue metallic is available.
toyota yaris leaf
In the inner space of the amber-lit analogue displays and controls. In addition to the automatic air conditioning are now standard steering wheel and gear knob covered in leather. Optional features include a DVD navigation system with 6.5-inch touchscreen color display, a Bluetooth handsfree kit and an acoustic parking aid at rear.

Engines and transmissions
The Yaris Life in all engine and transmission options available. The 1.0-liter VVT-i engine delivers 51 kW / 69 hp and is combined with a factory five-speed manual transmission. In addition, the 1.33-liter Dual VVT-i stands with start-stop automatic (with manual six-speed gearbox) to choose from. He has a power of 74 kW / 101 hp. An optional six-speed MultiMode transmission with steering-wheel shift paddles is also available. The 1.4 D-4D diesel engine with particulate filter offers 66 kW / 90 hp and, like the 1:33 Dual VVT-i connected either via a manual six-speed manual transmission or automated multi-mode transmission. None of the Yaris-drive versions emit more than 120 grams of CO2 per kilometer.

Monday, May 10, 2010

GMC Granite Concept

Lisa Hutchinson, director of product marketing for the GMC describes as an urban utility vehicle granite that lay next generations of customers who value design and functionality to address is. Young Professionals was in the process, the target group.

More than just opposite
Immediately catch your eye are the doors opening in opposite directions. This in itself is not spectacular, but this principle is almost a standard Concepts. But one thing is still different: The Granite engineers have dispensed with the B-pillar. And that has not only a visual but also a practical effect. Both passenger and rear seat can be folded toward the center console. Thus a loading bulky cargo as is with a mountain bike that literally in pieces eingestelltDetroit 2010: GMC Granite Concept - can be new compact from overseas, anything in the way. Ample storage space and compartments for all sorts of odds and ends can also be the little things in life go away with.

A turbocharged 1.4-liter engine from the GM series verbauchsoptimierter four-cylinder engines with small displacement drives the Granite concept in conjunction with an advanced 6-speed automatic transmission.
The wheelbase is 2631 mm, the total length of 4097 mm. In width to the Granite extends over 1786 mm in height over 1536 mm. The compact dimensions - the VW Golf VI measures 4210 mm - make it easy to maneuver in urban environments. From producer side is heard, that the preferred area of ​​application of the Granite trips with friends to clubs or recreational activities, as wood or even composing Transport.

Thursday, May 6, 2010

Mitsubishi L 200 Review

Engine variants
For the new  L 200 three engine variants to choose from. The 2.5-liter turbo-diesel develops in the variants with pure rear-wheel drive 94 kW / 128 hp and four-wheel versions 100 kW / 136 hp. In Top 2.5 DI-D +, it brings the engine to 131 kW / 178 hp Mitsubishi Announces New UL 200 over a maximum torque of 400 Nm (automatic: 350 Nm). The top speed is 179 km / h, average fuel consumption to EU standard 8.1 liter.
mitsubishi L200
2WD entry-level version
The Mitsubishi is available as an entry-level 2WD long bed with 2.22 meters from 18 990 euros. The payload of up to one tonne braked towing capacity 1.8 tons (12% slope). Fuel consumption is moderate from 7.2 to 7.4 liters per 100 kilometers.

Double Cab 2WD
L 200 double cab 2WD than now available. He has the same engine as the single cabin, but adds a self-locking rear differential, central locking and electric windows. The cargo area is all double cab models has grown by 18 centimeters. On request is available for the L200 2.5 DI-D Double Cab Intense + an electronically controlled 5-speed automatic transmission with sport mode, which adapts to the INVECS-II technology, the switching times of the individual driving style.
mitsubishi L200
A new cockpit design provides for even more cars inside atmosphere. So it is in the Intense version of Mitsubishi Announces New L 200 preliminary examinations include a multifunction steering wheel, a light / rain sensor, a phono input, a new cockpit fairing and a multifunction display. Still, there is the electrically retractable rear window. The front seats are padded more comfortable and provide better lateral support. The safety equipment includes driver and front passenger airbags, belt tensioners and belt force limiters in front, ISOFIX child seat anchorages for standard (outer rear seats, crew cab only), a Sicherheitspedalerie and optimized front for pedestrian protection. In addition, the 2.5 DI-D + and Club Cab (extended single cab) on front side airbags and the double cab additional overhead airbags.

mitsubishi L200

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