Thursday, September 27, 2012

Audi Crosslane Coupé Concept at 2012 Paris Motor Show

Audi shows at the Paris Motor Show with the Audi Crosslane Coupé an exciting concept car with a dual-mode hybrid drive.

Audi Crosslane Coupé

At the 2012 Paris Motor Show, Audi is a preview of a future compact SUV coupé with an innovative drive concept. The design of the Audi Crosslane Coupé Concept also shows a continuation of the current design line of the brand.

The front end is very dynamic, and combined with the beefy rear the compact SUV-coupe looks very appealing.

The interior also plays much in the future, but the designers have focused on essential elements, and so the valves landscape looks very tidy and clear.

Audi Crosslane Coupé interior

The highlight of the Crosslane Coupé Concept is sure to be innovative drive concept. The plug-in hybrid drive of the Audi Crosslane Coupe, which is called dual-mode hybrid is as innovative as efficiently. It includes an internal combustion engine, two electric motors and a single-stage gearbox, the system output is 130 kW (177 hp). The Audi crosslane coupe accelerates in 8.6 seconds from zero to 100 km / h in purely electric mode pass 9.8 seconds. The peak is at 182 km / h was achieved. Fuel consumption is an average of only 1.1 liters per 100 km, CO2 emissions 26 grams per km. The lithium-ion battery provides 17.4 kWh, with its electric range of about 86 km.

As an internal combustion engine a specially developed three-cylinder TFSI with a capacity of serving 1.5 liters, it provides 95 kW (130 hp) and 200 Nm of torque available. The three-cylinder engine is provided with an e-machine (EM 1), which acts primarily as a starter and generator. It produces 50 kW (68 hp) of power and 210 Nm of torque. The electric traction task takes the second electric motor (EM 2) with 85 kW (116 hp) and 250 Nm of torque. The gear unit has the ability to couple the internal combustion engine including the generator via a claw coupling with the rest of the drive train.

Audi Crosslane Coupé

The dual-mode hybrid concept allows different operating modes. In the range from 0 to 55 km / h, the drive takes place solely by the EM 2, the necessary energy is primarily from the battery. In serial operation generate the combustion engine and the generator (EM 1) electric power to assist the battery, to relieve or to substitute, if it is empty.

The e-drive is 130 km / h. From approximately 55 km / h allows the drive system, the TFSI couple along with the generator to the drivetrain - in this hybrid operation allows the units combine both efficiency as well as optimal performance. Beyond the 130 km / h, driven predominantly by the three-cylinder, if necessary it can support the EM first

The driver of the Audi Crosslane Coupé can choose between voting "cruise" and "race". The "cruise" mode prioritizes electric driving. The driver experiences neither shifting nor perceptible engine starts. If the FSI is running constantly adjusts its speed to the speed driven, without rubber band effect. The high efficiency of the transmission makes the dual-mode hybrid drive especially in urban traffic very efficiently.

Monday, September 17, 2012

2013 Fiat Panda Natural Power

At the Paris Motor Show, Fiat presented the 2013 Panda Natural Power the first two - cylinder turbo powered by natural gas.

Fiat Panda Natural Power 2013

One year after its premiere at the IAA enhanced the Fiat Panda model range by two models. In addition to the Panda 4x4 is also the first time the little Italian with the 0.9 liter TwinAir Turbo in combination with natural gas.

The 80 hp 2-cylinder turbo engine will offer this much driving fun with low consumption. On average, the Fiat Panda Natural Power with 3.1 kilograms of natural gas per 100 kilometers, equating to CO2 emissions of just 86 g / km.

To extend the range, the gas-panda only has a 12 kg synthesis gas tank also a 35 liter fuel tank. So is also a progress in areas where there is no natural gas service stations, guaranteed.

To the dealers of the Panda Natural Power will come in early 2013 and Panda models expand to an economical model.

2013 Kia Pro cee'd

At the Paris Motor Show, the new 2013 Kia Pro cee'd will celebrate its premiere from March 2013 it will then be available.

Kia Pro cee'd 2013

The sporty version of the Kia cee'd, which is Kia Pro cee'd, at the Paris Motor Show for the first time shown to the public. The three-door compact car acts even more dynamic than its predecessor.

While the front end resembles that of ordinary cee'd, the rear end shows completely independent and very athletic. Technically, the Pro cee'd compensates the normal Kia cee'd.

There will be also the sleek coupe with the same petrol and diesel engines, the range of services extends to the start thus from 90 to 135 hp.

New Kia Pro cee'd available from March 2013.

Kia Pro cee'd 2013

Sunday, September 9, 2012

2013 Ford Fiesta Redesign

The facelift of the Ford Fiesta was introduced. The little boy shows up with redesigned look and many new features such as a hidden brake assist and a new multimedia system. Called 2013 Ford Fiesta Redesign.

Ford Fiesta Redesign 2013

The revised version of the Ford Fiesta is here. It is presented by a modified design and a multitude of technical innovations. The new version of the 1976 for the first time presented small car will mainly be safer and more economical, but also offer more comfort.

Redesigned optics
The front of the back available as a three and five-door Fiesta is dominated by the large grille in a trapezoidal shape, which is reminiscent of the Nobel sports cars from Aston Martin. Also fall on the newly designed headlamps with LED daytime running lights and the bonnet with power domes. Great goal in the interior was to optimize the ergonomic interior. New is also the multimedia connectivity system Ford SYNC, which can be operated by voice commands and provides connection options via USB and Bluetooth. Likewise, the SYNC system independently in a position to inform in case of accident to the local emergency services in local language about the location of the vehicle.

Ford Fiesta Redesign 2013

Safety systems on board
For security in the city to ensure the "Active City Stop" system. It helps the driver by means of targeted brake intervention, to prevent rear-end collisions in city traffic or at least reduce the severity of the accident. Another new feature is the so-called "MyKey" system, which allows parents greater influence on the driving behavior of their offspring. Thus, the vehicle owners to program a special car keys such that maximum radio volume and speed of the vehicle will be limited. Similarly, it is excluded that driver assistance and safety systems are disabled.

Award winning engine
One of the engines of the new Ford Fiesta is already award winning. The 1.0-liter EcoBoost three-cylinder direct injection petrol engine, which is already in Ford Focus, Ford C-Max and B-Max has been used, received the "Engine of the Year 2012".

Ford Fiesta Redesign 2013

2013 Mercedes-Benz B 200 Natural Gas Drive

At the Paris Motor Show, 2013 Mercedes-Benz B 200 Natural Gas Drive powered by natural gas, which is to score points with top travel values ​​and low consumption.

Mercedes-Benz B 200 Natural Gas Drive 2013

Mercedes-Benz extends the range of the B-Class is a natural gas model. The Mercedes B 200 Natural Gas Drive features in a false bottom under the rear bench seat has a large and two smaller gas tank, which summarize 125 liters of natural gas, equivalent to about 21 kg.

Running on natural gas needs of the 156 hp (115 kW) engine only 4.2 kg/100 km, which corresponds to CO2 emissions of 115 g / km. In addition, the natural gas - Mercedes already meets the Euro 6 emissions standard, which is effective from 1.9.2014 for all vehicles with gasoline engines in power. For emergencies, the B 200 Natural Gas Drive still has a 12 liter fuel tank.

Despite economical and low fuel consumption (the price per kilometer is around 50% below that of a gasoline-powered vehicle) is the B-Class also move fast. The sprint from 0 to 100 km / h is done in 9.1 seconds, top speed is 200 km / h.

Mercedes-Benz B 200 Natural Gas Drive 2013

In addition, customers can choose the B 200 Natural Gas Drive between a 6-speed manual transmission or the new 7-speed dual-clutch gearbox 7G-DCT.

Visual level, the gas B-class on some details, such as the striking front bumper with LED daytime running lights in the form of ingots. To the dealers, the B-Class will roll powered by natural gas in 2013.

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

2014 Infiniti LE Concept

At the Paris Motor Show, celebrating the 2014 Infiniti LE Concept, wander from the familiar Infiniti models, its European premiere.

Infiniti LE Concept 2014

Zero-emission driving pleasure in a compact sedan with its eye-catching Warranty: Infiniti takes with all-electric LE Concept in Paris with the promise that in the period of about two years, a zero-emission vehicle in selected countries to bring to market.

The standard model assumes not only the advanced drive system for the Infiniti LE concept. Most of his characteristic design elements also remains, but the entire car should radiate through and through dynamic luxury. Even the sophisticated interior and user-friendly technologies are planned for the series - including the innovative wireless charging system.

Infiniti LE Concept 2014 interior

The revolutionary design of the four-door cleverly combined with dynamic elegance by striking Infiniti elements are linked with completely new design approaches. The proportions are balanced, the high tail supports the feeling of fluid movement. On the front end, you meet the distinctive grille featuring the unique Infiniti double sheet. Behind the effect richly illuminated emblem hides the charging port for the energy storage. The headlights and taillights with LED technology reflect the design guidelines recently Infiniti's concept car, as well as the C-pillar into crescent shape and strong shoulders.

Concept is powered by a LE 134 hp (100 kW) electric motor, which is from the start a torque of 325 Nm, enabling a range of 160 km. In boost mode, 80% of the large 24 kWh battery in just 30 minutes again be full of energy.

Nor is approximately 470 cm long Infiniti LE Concept, a study, but already in 2014, the electric car on the market.

2013 Chevrolet Trax and Spark

At the Paris Motor Show, the new 2013 Chevrolet Trax celebrates its premiere, and the Chevrolet Spark is shown lifted fresh to the public.

Chevrolet Trax 2013

Chevrolet has expanded its model range with a further model. The New Chevrolet Trax rounds as compact SUV, the Chevrolet range in the off-road vehicles from the downward direction.

The basis of the shares with the Chevrolet Opel Mokka, but has a very unique design, in the style of the current Chevrolet design line received.

Chevrolet Trax 2013

Especially in the front area of the Chevrolet Trax is recognizable at first glance as a Chevrolet. His brawny appearance lets the little Americans seem much larger than it actually is. Exact details about the equipment and engine will be only at the Paris Motor Show, Chevrolet announced.


Already there are more details to the Spark, which has received a facelift and presents fresh and elegant. Recognize is the new Chevrolet Spark born on a new front apron with split grille and a new headlamp design.

Chevrolet spark 2013

The previously centrally mounted at the rear LED brake lights are now integrated into the spoiler so that the driver's visibility has been improved to the rear. As an option, there are also newly designed 14 "- and 15" alloy wheels.

Inside, the Chevrolet Spark received a redesigned center console and new decorative elements. With the engine, customers can choose between the 1.0 liter gasoline engine with 68 hp and the 1.2-liter gasoline engine with 82 HP, both engines are content with an average of 5 liters of petrol per 100 kilometers, while CO2 emissions are at 118 g / km.

For Chevrolet Orlando donated the new 1.4-liter turbo gasoline engine, which will provide an output of 140 hp for driving fun and relaxing trip stages.

Chevrolet spark 2013 interior

Also gets a new engine, the European flagship model Chevrolet, the Malibu, which is now also available with a 2.0 liter diesel engine. The power of the common-rail engine is 160 hp and maximum torque of 350 Nm is available at 1,750 r / min.

As with petrol engines have the customers. Diesel also in the choice of a manual or automatic 6-speed gearbox.

Sunday, September 2, 2012

2013 Porsche 911 Carrera 4

At the Paris Salon celebrates the all-wheel version of the Porsche 911 Carrera its premiere, the 911 Carrera in this will be available with all-wheel drive as a coupe or convertible. Called New 2013 Porsche 911 Carrera 4.

Porsche 911 Carrera 4 2013,

The wheel of the sporty Porsche models have a long tradition in Paris Porsche is also the first time the new Porsche 911 Carrera wheel drive. The all-wheel-Eleven will be there in four variants as 911 Carrera 4 and 911 Carrera 4S, respectively as a convertible or coupe.

Visual level, the all-wheel versions of a wider rear, the wheel arches are drawn out in comparison to the two-wheel drive 911 Carrera both 22 millimeters farther and wider rear tires by 10 mm. Also combines the traditional red light strip in a new form, the two taillights.

Porsche 911 Carrera 4 2013

All new models feature a seven-speed gearbox as standard with manual transmission, optional as Porsche double-clutch gearbox (PDK). Depending on the equipment accelerates the 350 hp (257 kW) 911 Carrera 4 Coupe in 4.5 seconds from zero to 100 km / h and reaches a top speed of up to 285 km / h The Convertible needed for the sprint in 4.7 seconds and 282 km / h ends of forward propulsion.

Consumption is the models with the dual-clutch transmission with 8.6 liters and 8.7 liters for the convertible. Even faster you are traveling with the S models. The 400 hp (294 kW) 911 Carrera 4 S sprints in 4.1 seconds from zero to 100 km / h (the Convertible in 4.3 seconds) and reaches a top speed of 299 km / h (296 km, the Convertible / h). With fuel consumption of 9.1 liters and 9.2 liters for the convertible and the 911 is still quite fast economical way.

Porsche 911 Carrera 4 2013 interior

The interior is now unveiling a new menu in the instrument cluster, which informs the driver about the instantaneous power distribution of PTM all-wheel drive. Another highlight is optional on the 911 Carrera 4 models with PDK also a first adaptive cruise control with Porsche Acitive Save (PAS).

The world premiere of the Porsche 911 Carrera celebrates its four-wheel drive in the Paris Salon, the first models will then come to the end of 2012 in Porsche showrooms. In Germany, the 911 Carrera 4 Coupé comes to 97,557, - Euro, the Convertible 110 290, - Euro. Those who opt for the 911 Carrera 4 S should, for the coupe 112,313, - Euro and 125,046 Euro Convertible reckon.

Porsche 911 Carrera 4 2013

Porsche 911 Carrera 4 2013

Porsche 911 Carrera 4 2013

Porsche 911 Carrera 4 2013

Porsche 911 Carrera 4 2013

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