Friday, June 29, 2012

Audi R8 e-tron Sets Record for Electric Cars

The Audi R8 e-tron is in all details the drive production model, the end of the year comes on the market.

The Audi R8 e-tron has been established on the Nordschleife of the Nürburgring for the fastest production cars with electric drive. Race driver Markus Winkelhock drove the purely electric-powered high-performance sports car in 8:09,099 minutes on the challenging 20.8 km course. "The R8 e-tron has its potential on the toughest circuit in the world has impressively demonstrated," says Michael Dick, Audi Board Member for Technical Development. "The record run has confirmed to us that we are on the right track. Electric mobility means that we never use, but always emotional, sportiness and driving pleasure."

 audi r8 e tron

How impressive is the reaching time of 8:09,099 minutes, the comparison with the fastest lap so far stalled in production vehicles. The best value of 7:11,57 minutes was achieved with a Gumpert Apollo Sport, by a 515 kW (700 hp) Audi motor is driven.

The Audi R8 E-tron, which generated Markus Winkelhock on the Nordschleife record drive is in all details the standard model, the end of the year comes on the market. His two electric motors give off together 280 kW power and 820 Nm of torque and propel him in 4.6 seconds from zero to 100 km / h The top speed is actually limited to 200 km / h, but for the record lap was 250 km / h released.

To the relevance of the R8 e-tron series  and to underline the performance of its drive technology, Audi has set up beside the best time on the Nordschleife, another record. Right after Winkelhock drove with a second to 200 km / h limited two fast laps R8 e-tron at a time. Both are 8:30,873 and 8:26,096 minutes to well below the 9-minute mark.

Michael Dick moved to the record-breaking run at the Nurburgring proud of the results: "Within a few weeks we have made major challenges and it showed that we are with all of our drive concepts at the top." In May, the Ingolstadt-based Audi R8 LMS with the ultra-have won by ten-cylinder engine, the 24-hour race at the Nurburgring. In mid-June there was the triumph at the 24 Hours of Le Mans with the Audi R18 e-tron quattro - the first overall victory for a hybrid vehicle in the toughest race in the world. Now came the R8 e-tron's record on the Nordschleife.

2013 Dodge SRT Viper GTS

The first model of the new 2013 Dodge SRT Viper GTS has now been auctioned to benefit the Austin Hatcher Foundation for pediatric cancer research.

dodge srt viper gts 2013

The new SRT Viper GTS by Chrysler offers a completely new super sports car. With an output of 640 hp to the 8.4 liter V10 engine compete against the super sports cars from Europe.

The launch will take place in the U.S. in the autumn, the first production model is now produced for a good cause has been auctioned.

In California, the red sports car for $ 300,000 to benefit the Austin Hatcher Foundation was auctioned. The Foundation devotes itself mainly to pediatric cancer research and supports sick children and their parents.

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

2013 Kia Sorento

Kia has since 2009 built second-generation Sorento SUV revised. At first glance, much tidier acting front is visible. The pentagonal shape of a black screen with previously stored in the front bumper air intakes are only hinted at yet. Instead of the round fog lamps are now installed nearly rectangular. The turn signals are not completely colored yellow, thus the headlights look almost white throughout. Kia has redesigned the rear light lenses, they now seem not so flat. The rear bumper was also redesigned.

2013 kia sorento
2013 kia sorento

More economical with better suspension
The Engines terminate the Kia Sorento best in class in terms of consumption and pollutant emissions. Details on the engines - currently, the SUV with a 174-hp 2.4-liter four-cylinder gasoline engine or a 2.2-liter turbo diesel with 197 hp available - has not yet mirgeteilt the manufacturer. In addition, handling and comfort to be better than the pre-facelift model. Also, new security features to provide the revamped model. For the future, larger Sorento aluminum wheels, 19-inch model, available.

Sorento's interior is high quality
The interior of the deliverable as a five-or seven-seat SUV is expected to improve quality through more soft-touch surfaces. In addition, the Sorento, the center console with the seven-inch LCD monitor has been redesigned. The gear selector lever of the automatic version comes with a leather cover in the future. The 2013 Kia Sorento can be ordered with black or beige leather, depending on the model version may be let in through a panoramic glass roof, the sun.

2013 kia sorento

2013 kia sorento

2013 Porsche Exclusive 911 Carrera S

As part of the 2013 Porsche Exclusive program now offers a newly developed horsepower increase for the 911 Carrera S. Thus, the performance of the 3.8-liter boxer rises from 400 to 430 hp.

2013 Porsche Exclusive 911 Carrera S
2013 Porsche Exclusive 911 Carrera S

As part of the Porsche Exclusive program now offers a newly developed horsepower increase for the 911 Carrera S. Thus, the performance of the 3.8-liter boxer grows from 400 to 430 hp. The coupe with a Porsche double-clutch gearbox (PDK) is required in the sport-plus mode, so only 4.0 seconds to sprint from zero to 100 km / h The top speed increases by four to 306 km / h, respectively to 308 km / h in conjunction with seven-speed gearbox. The fuel consumption remains unchanged at 9.5 liter or 8.7 liter with a manual transmission with the PDK version.

2013 Porsche Exclusive 911 Carrera S

2013 Porsche Exclusive 911 Carrera S
Hardware and software changes
The strength increase was achieved through a combination of hardware changes with a modification of motor control. The unit receives special cylinder heads and camshafts with others, a completely new variable resonance intake system with six switching valves and a resonance flap. An additional mid-cooler ensures that the higher specific power will not overheat. For low back pressure on the exhaust side of the sport exhaust system with two tailpipes. They throttled by pressing a button the exhaust system, connects the two exhaust lines and thus also developed a robust sound. The performance also includes the Sports Chrono package with dynamic engine mounts. Optical character recognition is the engine with titanium-colored cover and inserts in CFRP (carbon fiber reinforced plastic).

Various aerodynamic attachments
In various stages of construction, there are also aerodynamic attached parts. Base share a deep front apron with large air inlets from the Sport design package. This also includes a fixed rear spoiler ducktail-shaped. Sellers, the Aerokit Cup with an additional rigid wing on the rear spoiler and a special front spoiler lip with additional air intakes. Other new offerings for the 911 Carrera include tinted windows on the sides and rear and an exterior package with various components in the body color. For the interior there are finishing options, such as by molding, brushed aluminum or carbon fiber.

2013 Mazda3 Silverline Edition

Mazda offers the 2013 Mazda3 Silverline Edition to a limited summer special edition that is available only in metallic aluminum.

The edition is for the Silverline is five-door Mazda3 with 105 hp gasoline engine, with totally free to the normal standard features LED daytime running lights have a special exhaust hood, the engine with cool sound i-Pod/USB-Schnittstelle, tinted glass, illuminated entry lights and an iPod case in Silverline look.

Silverline is the package it for three different Mazda3 variants as an encore. Either you choose the entry-level model, the TE or the even richer-equipped versions of TX or TX Navi.

Interested parties should hurry, however, the Mazda3 Silverline Edition is limited and only available in summer.

Monday, June 25, 2012

2013 Seat Toledo Sedan

In Geneva, the celebrated trial of Toledo Concept VW - Seat daughter its world premiere. At the exhibition, the Spaniards also announced that the production version of the new Seat Toledo sedan late 2012 / early 2013 will go on sale. Actually the first ready-Toledo will be revealed in late September at the Paris Motor Show. But the Internet was once again faster.

2013 seat toledo sedan

Sister model from Skoda
As previously reported, the new Toledo runs together with its sister model, the Skoda Rapid band. The two sedans both have a wide, including the rear window and tailgate soaring use of proven VW technology. For example, the front landing gear come from the current Polo and the rear axle from the Golf V. Therefore, the newcomers can be calculated very sharply priced, and will mainly provide the Koreans (Hyundai and Kia) and Dacia stand up.

2013 seat toledo sedan interior

Design and Dimensions
The new Seat Toledo sedan is about 4.5 meters long and has a boot capacity of 500 liters. Five people are likely to find problems caused by the long wheelbase place. Visually, the production version is based heavily on the study. After the Spanish low-cost car certainly looks not. The front looks more dynamic than those of the Rapid. Seen from the side and rear, however, there is little difference. Only the tail lights are different from the Seat Skoda. A look inside shows a tidy work space with a relatively simple but not boring design. The three-spoke steering wheel will also be available in a version with control buttons. In addition, an automatic selector lever is recognizable. Seat Toledo will be available on the request including a double clutch transmission.

Seat Toledo Sedan will be available for several engines. As an entry engine is the 75-horsepower three-cylinder gasoline engine. In gasoline engines rank with 85 hp, 105 hp or 122 hp. The diesel engines, two 1.6-liter TDI with 90 and 105 hp.

2013 seat toledo sedan

2013 Hyundai i20

Design and Dimensions
2013 Hyundai i20 can also be seen after about processing at first glance. forward it will now also the current brand image with the typical hexagonal grill as we know about the i30. Fits to the headlights and air intakes were modified. At the rear lights and bumpers were subtly revised. With the new lighting graphics look the i20 especially striking dark. Due to the new design of front and rear bumper has also the total length of the car by 55 mm increased to 3995 mm (30 mm front and 25mm rear). Width, height and wheelbase remained unchanged. The same is true for the space and the trunk (370 to 1080 liters).

2013 Hyundai i20

The interior has been redesigned. In addition to revised seat fabrics and the use of soft-touch materials in the area of ​​the dashboard and the center console has been completely revised. Overall, the boy has now grown and in quality. For the first time now are also extras such as cruise control, LED daytime running lights, rain sensor, rear camera and a parking aid (rear). The Hyundai i20 was also technically brought up to date. Better insulation will also increase the noise levels.

2013 Hyundai i20 interior

The engine range consists of four engines (two diesel and two petrol engines), together covering a power range from 70 to 100 HP. To reduce the CO2 emissions of the already known motors have been revised. Are particularly proud of the developers on the 1.1-liter 3-cylinder diesel, which we in the Kia Rio platform brother were already testing them. The 75 mini-engine hp (180 Nm) shines in the "blue version" (start-stop system, etc.) with CO2 emissions of 93 grams, this corresponds to an average fuel consumption of 3.6 liters. Without Blue package to the values ​​(3.8 l/100km, 99 grams) are also impressive. Top-diesel is the 90 hp 1.4-liter four-cylinder with a torque of 220 Nm. Here, the fuel consumption is 4.1 liters per 100 kilometers (blue: 3.7 litres/100 km).

Completely new is the 1.25-liter four-cylinder gasoline engine with 85 hp and 121 Nm. Here, the fuel consumption is 4.9 liters and 4.7 (blue) to 100 kilometers (CO2 rating of 109 or 114 g / km). In the 1.4 liter petrol engine with 100 horsepower and is ranked 137 Nm. This is also available with a rather outdated 4-speed automatic. The diesel and petrol engines of the top come standard with a manual six-speed manual gearbox. Purchasers of the 1.25 liter version must be content with five gears.

2013 Hyundai i20

2013 Mini Clubvan

2013 Mini Clubvan - The stylish minivan for transport
So far, models of the Mini brand mostly transported and chic lifestyle. Fact, the new Mini Clubvan will not change anything essential. On the market, mini Clubvan begins in Autumn 2012 and price is not yet fixed.

2013 Mini Clubvan
2013 Mini Clubvan

Are the target group, mini, "trend-conscious professionals to combine the delivery of goods at the same discerning customers with an extravagant and stylish appearance."

For this reason, the small cluster, the body of the Clubman waived, but rear seats. The rear wheels are missing and are replaced in the style of small vans through sheet metal. A partition grille protects drivers and passengers from flying around etwaig luggage. At the same time it helps to allow the Mini as a commercial vehicle. After all, fit into the transport compartment 860 liters of luggage.

It is the Clubvan as Mini One with 72 kW/98 hp, 90 kW/122 hp with a Cooper and a Cooper D with 82 kW/112 hp. This is content in the EU mix with 3.9 liters of diesel per 100 kilometers, which corresponds to CO2 emissions of 103 grams.

2013 mini clubvan

2013 mini clubvan

2013 Aston Martin Vanquish

Aston Martin takes the second generation of its new flagship 2013 Aston Martin Vanquish on the market. A V12 engine is of course mandatory.

2013 Aston Martin Vanquish
2013 Aston Martin Vanquish

The British sports car manufacturer has launched the a new Vanquish supercars on the market. Visually, the new 2013 Vanquish is a mixture of the current model range. A bit of Vantage, DBS and a shot of something strictly limit the Aston Martin One-77.

However, the Aston Martin Vanquish appears as head of the family still sporting a trace of dynamic. Especially the redesigned front end with the spoilers is very sporty, the LED daytime running lights give the front also yet another piece of self-reliance.

2013 Aston Martin Vanquish

For the corresponding optical performance is provided by a 6.0 liter V12 engine, 573 horsepower which are sufficient to carry the sports car in 4.1 seconds from standstill to 100 km / h and make it up to 310 km / h .

A perfect mix of sporty ambience and typical English flair gives the interior of the Aston Martin Vanquish. The finest leather in combination with clear lacquer and chrome elements are found in the interior as well as newly designed buttons and lots of high-tech features.

Among the merchants of the new Aston Martin Vanquish will come in late 2012. The price will start at 189995 pounds in the UK.

2013 Aston Martin Vanquish interior

2013 Aston Martin Vanquish

Sunday, June 24, 2012

2013 Opel Astra Convertible

The Compact will open at the start of 2013 is not longer called Astra. The next Cabriolet Opel Astra will be no - at least not in name. The Opel Astra convertible, which comes on the market as soon as 2013. The open compact but still based on the Astra, but will be positioned higher.

2013 Opel Astra Convertible
2013 opel astra convertible

Cloth cap
Unlike the metal folding mechanism of its predecessor "TwinTop" is likely to top the new model consists of several layers of fabric and completely disappear automatically in the top compartment. VW uses the Golf convertible, which has recently become available as a GTI version, light also has a cloth cap.

Astra Facelift
As previously reported, the current Opel Astra models just got a facelift: Improved electronic systems such as adaptive headlights and radar cruise control can catch the car in the compact class. Visually and technically drive changes in the current facelift however, not much. For the first time there will be a fall from Astra sedan.

2013 Skoda Superb Combi Outdoor

2013 Skoda Superb which touches on the lumberjack shirt. In the outdoor version of the middle class gets combined resistant plastic bumpers front and rear. The side skirts have been replaced with sturdy plastic, which continue over both wheel wells and no let up in the bumper. With the Outdoor Package goes into production, which was presented to the Czech company Benet tuning as early as last October: An off-road kit for the Superb.

skoda superb 2013
2013 skoda superb

To miss a touch of road vehicles off-road adventures, is all the rage. Skoda Octavia and the Roomster Scout models have long been of such models on offer. Inspired by the premiere of the VW Passat and an Audi alltrack reported A6 Allroad Skoda missed his now middle-class estate Superb off-road look. In addition to rugged outdoor bumpers gives the Skoda Superb, the typical round fog lamps in the front bumper, as they also bear the Scout models. The package is available for all engines in the Superb Elegance trim line (also front-wheel drive) available. In the 4x4 model, with a rough road package (increased ground clearance, revised shock absorber tuning, engine underbody protection).

skoda superb 2013

Tuning Kit "Skoda Superb BT Cross" in series
Really is the brand new Skoda Superb in off-road look is not. Already in October 2010, the Skoda Superb BT Cross reported an off-road tuning kits of the Czech Greetings Benet tuning for mid-size station wagon. Visually, this is like tuning package the new Skoda Superb outdoor like peas in a pod. For Benet tuning package but included a luxurious full leather upholstery and trim in black piano finish on the instrument panel and door trims. In addition, the tuning company offered as part of the conversion to an increase in engine performance by optimizing the engine management system.

Saturday, June 23, 2012

Toyota Camatte Kids Car

Toyota Camatte: Even children are allowed to drive
The study Camatte to win the heart of both children and adults. The little ones can even take place at the wheel, when an adult helps with steering and braking.

Toyota Camatte

At the Toy Fair Tokyo Toy Show (14th-17th June 2012), the study showed Toyota Camatte. The name derives from the Japanese word for welfare. With the mini-mobile, parents and children together and discover the fun of driving at the vehicle individualization. Of just 2.70 meters long, four-wheeled Camatte has a width of 1.30 meters and a height of 1.20 meters. The wheelbase of 1.80 meters is sufficient to accommodate three passengers.

Toyota Camatte

Easily replaceable body panels
The body adapts very well to the wishes of the owner. Thus, the body panels are interchangeable, allowing numerous combinations of colors and designs. On boarding the glass structure is folded away - similar to the classic Messerschmitt bubble car of the 50s, but not to the side, but forward. The driver sits alone in the front row, the two passengers take place diagonally behind it. This triangular configuration will also facilitate the communication. Pedals and seats can be adjusted so that children can gain experience behind the wheel. It is designed to help an adult on the right rear seat while steering and braking. About the drive of Toyota Camatte and a possible mass production of the Mini car shares nothing with Toyota.

Toyota Camatte

Toyota Camatte

2013 Porsche Boxster S

New edition of the 2013 Porsche Boxster S are the times was held in which the small Stuttgart for a poor imitation of the super-soft washed forefather and 911, a thing of the past. Deeper, harder, faster, seems to be the motto of the new Boxster, which tries to be so successful, as the unfortunate image of his dentist wife car secede. At some point, give all children grow up, the same goes for the little ones from Porsche.

porsche boxster s 2013

Visually speaking, the new Porsche Boxster S crouch and squat, as you would expect from a true roadster with serious sporting ambitions. Impressive air intakes on the flanks and the rear is crowned by a retractable rear spoiler, which provides additional downforce. 20 "alloy wheels with wide tires provide maximum traction, large-sized drilled rotors and red painted brake calipers provide not only top-delay values, but also visually make her a lot.

The interior is typical of Porsche luxury flair. Leather and high quality engineering plastic leave no wish unfulfilled. The center console is located, as usual, the navigation screen, and the selector lever for the optional seven-speed dual-clutch gearbox and a particularly amusing gimmick is there in the Sports Chrono package includes a stop analog Clock. Leather sport seats are an extra charge, but they offer excellent lateral support even during rapid cornering.

For the appropriate propulsion in the new Porsche Boxster S is a 3.4-liter boxer engine with an output of 315 hp, the Boxster S accelerates in 5.0 seconds from 0 to 100 km / h and a top speed of 279 km / h is good. The average consumption by the manufacturer with 8.0 to 8.8 liters per 100 km indicated. Driving program and damper setting can push of a button to your own needs and the substrate to be adjusted, so that will always be teased out the optimum performance of the Boxster.

Friday, June 22, 2012

2013 Citroen C4 L and C-Elysee

With the continued internationalization of the brand starts with the Citroen DS line in China, bringing two new models in the C segment of the market.

Citroen is doubling its international development and strengthens its position as a global brand. After Europe, Russia and Latin America on 28 June, the DS line introduced in China. Citroen also expanding its model range with two new models, the 2013 Citroen C4 L and the C-Elysee.

2013 Citroen C-Elysee
2013 Citroen C-Elysee

The two vehicles are specially designed for the market in Eastern Europe and China and has been designed to provide the C-segment for new customers. Both sedans have an independent position and should appeal to different audiences.

The 2013 Citroen C-Elysee to persuade it with a rugged design and generous space in underprivileged families. With a wheelbase of 2.65 meters, the C-Elysee offers plenty of space inside. Also, the generous luggage compartment, which can boast 506 liter capacity.

2013 Citroen C-Elysee
2013 Citroen C-Elysee

When the engine to the customer can choose fuel-efficient, small engines, completely new is on offer while the VTi 72, which will be characterized by thrift and durability.

Produces the 2013 C-Elysee in Spain, it is available from the end of 2012 in Eastern Europe, Turkey and Algeria.

On the upper C-segment then aims the C4 L, which is designed to appeal to a lot of luxury, classy ambience and supreme suspension comfort above all, a wealthier clientele. The notchback sedan based on the C4 also features a keyless entry system, comfort head restraints, a touch-screen navigation system, a rearview camera and an air ionizer.

 2013 Citroen C4 L
 2013 Citroen C4 L 

The 2013 Citroen C4 L also has strong gasoline engines of latest generation, such as the THP 155/170 or the VTi 135th Is produced and sold the Citroen C4 L from the end of 2012 in Wuhan / China and from the first half of 2013 in Kaluga in Russia.

 2013 Citroen C4 L
 2013 Citroen C4 L

2013 Audi RS4 Avant

The new 2013 Audi RS4 Avant in mid-June at the Red Bull-ring near Zeltweg presented in Styria. The race, celebrating the Audi a few days ago his first double victory in this year's DTM season was allowed. Built in 1994 by the based on the Audi 80 Avant RS2 justified, the new RS4 Avant is now the representative of the third generation in the A4 series of ultra-fast station wagon.

2013 audi rs4 avant
2013 audi rs4 avant

The driving impressions

Compact as it stands. Broad made with the Ur-Quattro reminiscent flared fenders bulge under which 265er slippers on 19-inchers. As usual, the RS models from Audi adorn the front, a honeycomb grille and huge air intakes for cooling the high-revving V8 up to 8,500 trips. 331 kW (450 hp) of the naturally aspirated engine with a displacement of 4.2 liters. Enough force to make the sprint RS4 Avant in 4.7 seconds from 0 to 100 km / h, optional to have a top speed of 280 km / h.

8,500 rpm is reached, highlighted by a brutal dull sound that gets under your skin. It is shifted only by a specially tuned for the RS4 seven-speed S tronic seventh with a fuel consumption-reducing gear out a bit longer. Speaking of consumption: Compared to its predecessor, the new RS4 Avant takes 26 percent less fuel on average 10.7 liters per 100 kilometers.

2013 audi rs4 avant

The new Audi RS4 Avant its excellent suitability for everyday use. The standard driving dynamics system Audi drive select the drive or comfort mode is set and the combined rolls smoothly and quietly along the country roads. Fast overtaking? No problem! Shift down with the shift paddles on the steering wheel and throttle. As if stung by a tarantula, the RS 4 Avant rushes them to glide along slowly in the next moment.

On the track, however, he is a wild beast that rushes impetuously through the curves. We were unlucky, or perhaps even the great good fortune, during a violent rainstorm on the Red Bull-ring can be traveling. The hilly route created called on all our skill level, to stay on the extreme wear through the rubber very slippery track.

Fantastic but the suspension tuning of the 2013 RS4 Avant, which provided in tricky situations for optimum safety. As standard with the Audi drive select feature, the choice of the best voting is easy. As always, comfort, auto and dynamic available. Together with the optional MMI navigation system, it expands the program to individual point to which the individual components are not differentiated selected.

2013 audi rs4 avant interior

Inner workings and features

Just an Audi. This could begin to describe and also end immediately if the inner life and the new Audi RS4 Avant for consideration. But would this super sports car with excellent transport properties are not sufficient. The cockpit in black with carbon deposits and S sports seats with integrated headrests clearly show the sporting background of the RS4 Avant.

Xenon plus headlights with LED daytime running lights and LED tail lights and the aforementioned fender flares show the RS-origin clearly from the outside. 19 inch thick, upon request with 20-inch alloy wheels, wheel arches grace the mighty. The ventilated disc brakes in the wave design can be replaced if desired by strong hands-ceramic discs.

2013 audi rs4 avant

Specifications: 2013 Audi RS4 Avant

Engine: 8-cylinder gasoline engine
Transmission: seven-speed S tronic
Displacement: 4,163 cc
Power in kW / hp at rpm xy / 331 kW (450 hp) / 8,250
Max torque: 430 Nm at 4,000 - 6,000 revolutions per minute
Length / width / height in mm 4.719/1.850/1.416
Wheelbase: 2,813 mm in
Curb weight: 1.870 kg
Perm. Total weight: 2375 kg
Luggage capacity: 490-1430 l
Tires: 265/35 R 19
Wheels: 9 x 19 "light alloy
Acceleration: 4.7 seconds
Top speed: 250 km / h or 280 km / h
Fuel tank capacity: 61 liters
Combined transport fuel consumption: 10.7 liters per 100 km

Thursday, June 21, 2012

2013 Skoda Rapid

As previously reported, Skoda has announced in the coming months and years, a large model offensive. And now the Czech VW subsidiary finally shows the production version of the first vehicle of this offensive. Specifically, these are the 2013 Skoda Rapid, above the already penetrated in recent months, some news to the public. Gave a first taste of it with the study MissionL already at the IAA 2011th

2013 skoda rapid
2013 skoda rapid

Extremely important model
According to Skoda, the recent series of central importance for the growth strategy of the brand. He not only takes the design language for future models anticipated, but also a promising target to target. Despite the imposing dimensions of the sedan will be offered that is extremely favorable. So will respond in the future Skoda back those customers, particularly the lot of car for very little money you want. This strategy drew from Skoda For a long time. In the meantime, however, these buyers tend to operate at Dacia. While Skoda offers the VW technology is still always better than the mother, too large, the price advantage anymore.

The Skoda Rapid includes at least the gap between the Fabia and Octavia. He is so at home in high-volume compact segment. This so-called A-segment is now the world for about 36 percent of the automotive market.

As can be seen clearly on the first two official images, is the newly developed design language characterized by successful proportions, modeled surfaces clean and sharply defined lines. Fall forward to the new logo which is emblazoned with confidence at the end of the hood. The grille is framed by a chrome frame and contains vertically mounted blades. The side view is the long wheelbase, short overhangs and marked the sloping roofline. Back to the future customers will like it especially that Skoda on a large set including rear opening tailgate. The tail lights with the typical C-shape, in turn clear the mark assigned. Overall, the Rapid occurs while simple but not boring.

2013 skoda rapid

More details
Many technical data from the Skoda Rapid  has not (yet) does not reveal some basic details were released. Thus, the sedan and 4.5 meters long 1.7 meters wide. Five passengers will find comfortable place. The reason trunk will probably offer a volume of 500 liters. Furthermore, the developers promise a comprehensive safety equipment. Four petrol engines and two diesel units are available as drives to choose from. Prices are not fixed yet.

World premiere of the latest trick of the Czechs at the Paris Motor Show 2012 (September 29-October 14).

With the coming Seat Toledo and the new Peugeot 301 from Rapid but also get new, strong competitors. Nevertheless, it appears nothing in the way of a successful stand.

2013 Mercedes-Benz M-Class

The third-generation Mercedes M-Class was launched in September 2011 on the market. Now Mercedes ML 500 4Matic completed with the BlueEFFICIENCY (BE) the offer. In addition, the premium SUV has been supplemented by a further equipment details.

2013 mercedes m class
2013 mercedes m class

The new ML 500 engineers to apply the downsizing principle currently so popular. For instance the aggregate of less displacement (4663 instead of 5461 cm3), but does charge more, thanks. In standard usage, the new model, the consumption of its predecessor by offering 16 percent. These also carry the ECO start-stop function, the seven-speed automatic "7G-Tronic Plus" in, reibleistungsminimierte axle gears, the electric power steering, optimized belt drive and on-demand control of ancillary units. Depending on the tire size of the fuel consumption is 11.5 liters per at 11 to 100 kilometers (258 - 269g of CO2/km). In practice, it will probably be a little more.

2013 mercedes m class

Impressive performance
The direct-injection V8 engine now delivers 408 hp (previously 388 hp). The torque increases from 530 to 600 Newton meters and is now starting already at 1600 rpm. Thus equipped, the four-wheel drive heavy storms into stunning 5.6 seconds from standing start to 100 The top speed is electronically limited top model as the ML 63 AMG with 250 km / h electronically.

New equipment features
Among the new equipment details will benefit all classes of the model M-2013. Thus, for example, the active safety of a standard collision warning (CPA), including increased adaptive brake assist. Furthermore, new alloy wheels (19 to 21 inches), new exterior colors (Cavansitblau or vermilion) and an active parking assist is available. The latter actively seeks a suitable parking and accepts when entering or leaving a parking space the steering working. Another convenience option, the Power Connect - a system, the doors and tailgate lock automatically at the end position attracts.

2013 mercedes m class interior

Other highlights include massage seats with cooling function, a high-resolution TFT display between the instrument dials, automatic vehicle emergency call (only in conjunction with command line) as well as a 1,200 watt surround sound system from Bang & Olufsen. Unfortunately, these useful options are quite expensive. This is one of the M-Class has not just to house the automotive promotions. Therefore, customers have also grown up a safe, technically upgraded vehicle, providing ample space and comfort. On top of the Mercedes-Benz M-Class is extremely stable in value.

Off to the land
Who actually slide into the area with the noble will come on On and off-road package (underrun protection, more ground clearance, 600 mm fording depth, etc.) a must. It is expected to increase with its six driving modes, the driving dynamics and safety on and off the paved road.

2013 mercedes m class

2013 Bentley Continental GT Speed

Bentley shows new 2013 Bentley Continental GT Speed. New generation of GT is the flagship predecessors in the shade.

About two years after the presentation of the revised Continental and one year after the launch of the facelift Convertible GTC, Bentley sends now the flagship of its highly successful series retreaded into the race. This still sounds on the additional title "Speed" and once again trumped up with new superlatives.

2013 bentley continental gt speed
2013 bentley continental gt speed

When speed is of course not the new 8-cylinder, but the proven six-liter 12-cylinder biturbo (W-shape) is used. This makes the updated standard 575 hp model. When the performance flagship has been screwed up to an impressive 625 hp. Even more impressive since only the maximum torque of 800 Nm sounds. Although the Continental GT weighs well over two tons, the engine has an easy game: It catapults the four-seat four-wheel drive in 4.2 seconds from zero to 100 kph, the speed is breathtaking 329 km / h For an extra narrow power transmission graduated eight-speed automatic transmission from ZF is responsible, which can be operated by manual interventions.

2013 bentley continental gt speed interior

At first glance, the speed difference is not of the standard models. In the fall but a closer look at some differences. Among the highlights of the dark-tinted matrix grille to the radiator and include in the lower air intake (front) and exhaust pipes, which have a special ribbing. The body is lowered, however, only true connoisseurs stand out. The situation is different in the mighty 21-inch models in specific speed design. On the way, these are mounted 275er tires that provide the right traction. The black-colored interior, it's sporty and luxurious to. Everything looks after the carbon is also carbon.

World premiere of the new Bentley Continental GT Speed ​​celebrates at the Goodwood Festival of Speed ​​(UK). This is this year of 29 June to 1 July 2012, on the stage.

2013 bentley continental gt speed

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

2013 Mercedes-Benz A Class

The third-generation 2013 Mercedes-Benz A-Class is breaking new ground. Instead of building one is Van-like forms in a dynamic and a lot of sports. Sun wants to reach younger customers Mercedes, the 'A' class customers were mostly already penetrated into the pension age.

2013 mercedes a class
2013 mercedes-benz a class

For the first time it will therefore be of the A-Class also an AMG version, which is intended to underline the sportiness of the compact Mercedes-Benz still further. As standard, all A-Class models come with the Collision Prevention Assist, seven airbags, ESP, ABS, air conditioning, the audio 5 USB system, four electric windows, the high-beam assistant and a multifunction steering wheel to the customer.

With the lines "Urban", "style" and "AMG Sport" and the three design packages "Night", "exclusive" and "AMG Edition", the new mercedes A-Class provides the most suitable product for every taste. In addition, you can sweeten the entry into the world of Mercedes still with optional features, which are known from higher vehicle classes. These include, among other things, the Intelligent Light System, electrically adjustable front seats with memory function, Pre-Safe, the Distronic Plus cruise control Abstangsregel or the COMAND navigation system.

2013 mercedes a class

The engines range from 109 hp to 211 hp, at the request are available for the 2013 A-Class - an extra charge depending on the model or standard - the 7G-DCT dual-clutch transmission, which is known for fast and soft switching times. The market is starting in September 2012.

2013 mercedes a class interior

2013 mercedes a class

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