Thursday, October 25, 2012

2013 Porsche Panamera Platinum Edition

2013 Porsche Panamera Platinum Edition launched on the end of November a very exclusive version of the Panamera to market.

Porsche Panamera Platinum Edition 2013

The Platinum Edition brings Porsche Panamera an even more luxurious and more exclusive version of its Gran Turismo on the market. The elegant special edition of Panamera, Panamera 4 and Panamera Diesel is distinguished by subtle unique design features in Platinum Silver Metallic.

Executed in platinum silver metallic, the exterior mirror lower shells, the air intake grille slats, the side Luftauslassblenden in turbo-specific design, the trim strip on the boot lid and the rear diffuser.

A particularly harmonious and elegant appearance is the interaction with one of the five available paint colors. Choose from plain black and white color and the optional Basalt Black Metallic paintwork, carbon gray metallic and metallic mahogany.

Porsche Panamera Platinum Edition 2013 interior

Many, frequently requested options with a price advantage of around 8% for the Porsche Platinum Edition Panamera already standard. These include the bi-xenon headlights, a front and rear park assist, auto-dimming interior and exterior mirrors, and 19 "Panamera Turbo Wheels with colored Porsche crest.

The new bi-color combination black / Luxor Beige interior also provides for an especially noble ambience. It is exclusively for the Panamera Platinum Edition as standard as part leather trim and available as an optional full leather interior.

In addition, include also the power steering plus, heated seats and the Porsche Communication Management (PCM) with navigation mode, and sound system with 11 speakers and 235 watts of power as standard.

Porsche Panamera Platinum Edition 2013

2013 Opel Cascada

Opel Cascada starting the start of 2013 again a four-seater convertible in the program, which comes with classic soft top on the market.

Opel Cascada 2013

The 4.70-meter long Opel Cascada is based on the Opel Astra, but will be positioned by finer materials and its four full-size seats as middle-class convertible.

Visually you can see the Cascada but of course the close relationship to the Astra, and also in the interior of the Cascada, despite higher-quality fabrics not deny the proximity of the compact Opel.

A classic fabric top will also underscore the exclusive touch of Cascada. Even when closed, the convertible looks very dynamic, and the ease which gives the fabric roof, fits perfectly to the contours of the vehicle.

Opel Cascada 2013

According to Opel, the roof may also be perfectly insulated, so that the wind noise should be barely higher than in a coupe. In just 17 seconds to open the electric hood, and an opening and closing up to 50 km / h is possible. At market launch, there will be three different roof colors that can be combined with ten exterior colors.

Inside the car, the exclusive impression continues. Elegant fabric and leather upholstery in harmony with soft-touch surfaces. Provide for convenient traveling completely new seats, which are designed on request, in leather and feature a vent. The seats are awarded the AGR (Campaign for Healthier Backs) seal of approval and therefore suitable for long distances well.

Opel Cascada 2013 interior

Enough room also offer many bins in the doors have even 1.5 liter beverage bottles. The boot capacity is sized at 350 liters with the roof closed, also tidy, open the soft top still features 280 liters.

Enjoyable driving experience in addition to the new 1.6 turbo petrol engine with direct injection ensure that with its 170 horsepower allows (125 kW), an agile locomotion. As standard, the 1.6 SIDI turbocharged engine with a manual 6-speed gearbox, on request is also a 6-speed automatic transmission available.

Also a choice of manual or automatic 6-speed transmission offers the 2.0 CDTI diesel engine with an output of 165 hp has (121 kW). As a base engine of 1.4 liter turbo petrol engine comes with a power of 120 hp (88 kW) or 140 hp (103 kW) are used.

Opel Cascada 2013

Of course there are also the elegant convertible FlexRide adaptive chassis control, which improves handling and again to adapt to the current driving style. On the topic of "security" to the Cascada offer, beside the standard rollover protection, ABS, ESP and six airbags are available on request and a rearview camera, parking assist, a lane assistant, a distance and collision warning, a blind spot warning system and also, the AFL + lighting system.

The new Opel Convertible will roll out the start of 2013 to the dealers and thus enjoy the first warm days in the new year already customers.

Opel Cascada 2013

Sunday, October 14, 2012

2013 Porsche Cayenne Turbo S

The new 2013 Porsche Cayenne Turbo S assumes with its engine output of 550 hp, the top position in the SUV model from Porsche. The fuel consumption is 11.5 liters with no higher than the 50 PS weaker Cayenne Turbo. The torque increased compared to the Cayenne Turbo from 700 to 750 Newton meters. The sprint from zero to 100 km / h is completed in 4.5 seconds, two tenths of a second rather than the Turbo. Five km / h higher is the maximum speed of 283 km / h.

Porsche Cayenne Turbo S 2013

Air suspension and controlled dampers
Like the Cayenne Turbo, the Turbo S also has a combination of air suspension and PASM active damping control. Then there is the Porsche Dynamic Chassis Control (PDCC), which reduces body roll when cornering. The likewise standard Porsche Torque Vectoring Plus (PTV Plus) operates with a variable torque distribution to the rear wheels in combination with an electronically controlled rear differential lock. The new Cayenne Turbo S is also equipped with the Sport Chrono package.

Porsche Cayenne Turbo S 2013 interior

Special elements inside and outside
The standard 21-inch wheels with colored Porsche crest have painted in high-gloss black interior - an exclusive feature of the Cayenne Turbo S. Also specifically for the Turbo S are two-tone leather upholstery in black, red and black and beige - each with matching stitching. The Porsche Cayenne Turbo S costs 151,702 euros in Germany and will be shipping in January 2013.

Porsche Cayenne Turbo S 2013

Thursday, October 11, 2012

2013 Volvo V40 Cross Country

Volvo shows in Paris with the 2013 Volvo V40 Cross Country his second version of the new V40.

Volvo V40 Cross Country 2013

After the success of the Volvo V70 Cross Country is now bringing the off-road look in the compact class, and shows at 2012 Paris Motor Show for the first time the Volvo V40 Cross Country.

In comparison to the more robust models, the Cross Country XC models from Volvo are designed more than off-road dynamic offshoot Hatchback models.

The V40 Cross Country impresses with a revised front grille with dark, contrasting bumpers, independent front and rear bumper including integrated underride protection and elaborately molded door sills. Compared with the standard V40 Cross Country is also 40 millimeters higher to to offer off-road benefits and receive an SUV-like seating position.

Volvo V40 Cross Country 2013

Here, the V40 Cross Country is clearly positioned towards premium, what quality materials and great attention to detail prove. For the V40 Cross Country, five different versions of leather upholstery are available, including the new color "espresso". Best highlights the painting "Raw Cooper" the outdoor character of the Volvo V40 Cross Country, deposits in the same color in the center console, the nature-loving world of color emphasize on.

With the engines, customers can choose the same engine as the V40, there are two petrol and three diesel engines with outputs ranging from 115 hp (84 kW) to 254 hp (187 kW) available. The top model, the Volvo V40 T5 AWD Cross Country has, as standard with a 6-speed automatic transmission and accelerates in only 6.4 seconds from 0 to 100 km / h.

Base gasoline engine is the 1.6 GTDI with an output of 180 hp combines (132 kW), the sporty performance with moderate fuel consumption and will consume an average of only 5.5 liters of gasoline per 100 kilometers.

The diesel engines are fitted with an output of 115 hp (84 kW) to 177 hp (130 kW) and can also be combined with an automatic. The thrifty D2 with 115 hp (84 kW) is content with an average of 3.8 liters per 100 kilometers, and thus comes to a CO2 output of only 99 g / km.

The start of production for the Volvo V40 Cross Country will take place in November 2012, the first copies are then end of 2012 / beginning of 2013.

Volvo V40 Cross Country 2013

Sunday, October 7, 2012

2013 Toyota Verso

Toyota exhibits at the 2012 Paris Motor Show presented a revised version of the Toyota Verso, which is mainly evident in the redesigned front.

Toyota Verso 2013

Besides the new Toyota Auris is at the Paris Auto Show, the first time the revised Toyota Verso be seen.

Most striking here is the new front end, which is very much in the style of the latest Toyota models and that of the Verso-S and new Auris has been aligned.

Sun said so far quite good acting family van a good portion of dynamics is administered. While the front is completely new, can be seen at the rear of the predecessor still very good.

Toyota Verso 2013

Was also a slight redesign of the interior, which has now got higher-quality materials. Recognize the new Toyota Verso is also a redesigned center console and the 6.1 "touch screen, is also for the Toyota Touch & Go Plus navigation system available.

Overall, the compact seven-seater around 470 parts have been completely changed, stayed the same, however, are the proven engines. For the new Verso is again the 2.0 liter D-4D diesel engine with 126 hp, the 2.2-liter D-4D diesel engine with 177 hp, the 1.6-liter gasoline engine with 132 hp and the 1.8-liter gasoline engine with 147 hp give.

Exact pricing and equipment details for the newly revamped Toyota Verso will before its launch in early 2013, where known.

Toyota Verso 2013

2013 Volvo V60 plug-in hybrid

Volvo was the first manufacturer to offer in 2013 a model with a diesel plug-in hybrid engine.

Volvo V60 plug-in hybrid 2013

In recent years, the number of car models with hybrid drive is much higher, and the first plug-in hybrid models are already available. A special innovation but Volvo is now launching on the market that combines 2013 Volvo V60 plug-in hybrid that is a diesel engine with a rechargeable electric motor at each outlet.

The combination will create an even more efficient and also provide for the performance of other hybrid models in the shade. It serves as the basis of the Volvo V60 D5, whose 2.4-liter 5-cylinder diesel engine with an output of 215 hp and the plug-in model is giving good service.

In addition, a 70 HP joins (50 kW) electric motor by a 11.2 kWh lithium-ion battery big draws its energy. Volvo Volvo would not, they would not have paid attention to in the development of the security.

Volvo V60 plug-in hybrid 2013

The batteries are positioned on the rear axle and thus have a very safe place in case of accidents, even with a strong rear-end collision to the dangerous cargo happen. In addition, Volvo has also developed an optimal cooling for the batteries so that their life is extended.

At first sight you can see the V60 plug-in hybrid to the patch with the message, and the gas cap in the front fender, behind which is the plug for recharging. With a 10A socket fully charge the batteries takes place in 4.5 hours, who has a higher security can complete the loading process even faster.

Volvo V60 plug-in hybrid 2013 interior

The interior of the Volvo is finely equipped (it is only in the upscale trim line "Summum" offered) equal to recognize the newly designed digital speedometer, the first time celebrated its premiere in the V40. Besides the large speedometer, the bar graphs are for the flow of energy and the charge state of the battery.

In the center console, behind the selection lever of the 6-speed automatic, three buttons for selecting the desired drive mode are housed. The driver can choose between "Pure", "hybrid" and "Power". In addition, the instrument panel is another key for the mode wheel (EL AWD) is available.

Namely, while the diesel engine outputs the power to the front axle, the electric motor drives the rear wheels, whereby the economical combination also has all-wheel drive.

Volvo V60 plug-in hybrid 2013

In Pure mode, you can create up to 50 kilometers solely on electricity and also silently back. At startup, the system is automatically in hybrid mode, which will meet on the diesel engine added. If you drive on gently, working only the electric motor, as long as the batteries are charged.

Only after a courageous step on the accelerator turns then add the diesel engine. Both engines work together then turn the power mode and the economical combination for Sport Wagon. With the power of the V60 diesel engine and electric motor to sprint in just 6.1 seconds from 0 to 100 km / h

The extra weight of the batteries you can feel it at all, the V60 accelerates confident and very quietly up to the desired speed. During driving takes you hardly notice when the diesel engine switches added.

Due to the low center of gravity, which is achieved by the heavy batteries, over the 2-ton Volvo V60 Plug-in Hybrid is fuller on the road and has excellent handling.

Volvo V60 plug-in hybrid 2013

The only drawback to the plug-in hybrid is the shrunk to 304 liters of cargo space. Nevertheless, one can achieve by folding down the rear seats, a volume of 1,120 liters, which one can reconcile Customers also place value on the transport properties.

Very positive one then matches the consumption. Thanks to the high range in purely electric mode to get a consumption of only 1.8 liters of diesel per 100 kilometers, while CO2 emissions are thus at only 48 g / km.

By recuperation during braking to charge the batteries again and again while driving, and you really travel a lot with a lot of purely electric or electrical support. With a range of 900 kilometers, you will also create long distances without refueling.

Volvo V60 plug-in hybrid 2013

The first impression of the Volvo V60 plug-in hybrid could fully convince. The combination of powerful engine and all-electric drive offers the perfect solution for every occasion and shows that even with high efficiency must not forego driving pleasure.

Production will begin in May 2013, the first copies are then delivered in September 2013. The first edition of 1,000 pieces is sold out.

Volvo V60 plug-in hybrid 2013

Volvo V60 plug-in hybrid 2013

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Suzuki S-Cross Concept at 2012 Paris Motor Show

Suzuki has released new Suzuki S-Cross Concept a preview of a future compact SUV, which will soon go into production.

Suzuki S-Cross

Starting in 2013 Suzuki launches a model offensive and each year brings new models to the market. A very specific view of the small Japanese cars and four-wheel specialist are here in Paris on a new compact SUV.

The Suzuki S-Cross Concept shows how a brand new off-roader could. The curved lines of the modern SUVs looks very sporty and gives the powerful four-wheel drive in a certain lightness.

Suzuki S-Cross

With the modern design and efficient engines Suzuki wants to win new customers in the C segment. The new Suzuki model is when it comes to the market, are among the most fuel efficient in its class representatives.

Here is the 431 cm-long S-Cross can convince even with a very good space and a generous boot space. The production model of the Suzuki S-cross you will be able to expect next year, where you can also assume that the design of the production version of the concept car is the same.

Already at the Suzuki Kizashi has shown that the way in the study of the dynamics of the series need not be lost, but certainly a large part of the concept cars can find their way into the series.

Suzuki S-Cross

Porsche Panamera Sport Turismo at 2012 Paris Motor show

Porsche shows in Paris with the concept car Porche Panamera Sport Turismo as a plug-in hybrid combination of the brand might look in the future.

Porsche Panamera Sport Turismo

With the Porsche Panamera Sport Turismo is a preview of a possible Porsche family sports car of the future, to be driven via a plug-in hybrid.

At a length of 495 cm to the sporty shooting brake provide plenty of space for the family, but it shine with typical Porsche driving. The whole is then seasoned with a dash of high-tech and we can hope that the Panamera Sport Turismo is something like that find their way into the series.

Porsche Panamera Sport Turismo

In designing the Panamera Sport Turismo shows already look like a revised version of the current Panamera could. The front end got bigger headlights, but has the tail on similar LED taillights like the Porsche 911 Carrera.

The mix gives the large combined high dynamics and lets him act fast even when standing still. The drive is intended to serve a plug-in hybrid, while the 3.0-liter supercharged V6 engine that has an output of 333 hp has (245 kW), with a combined 95 hp (70 kW) electric motor, resulting in a system performance of 416 hp (306 kW) results.

Porsche Panamera Sport Turismo

The acceleration from 0 to 100 km / h should be completed in less than 6 seconds, the pure electric range should be around 30 kilometers. In electric mode, you should also can drive up to 130 km / h, only then will activate the gasoline engine to do so.

On average, the consumption of fast combos are as low as 3.5 liters, which would to a CO2 emission of 82 g correspond / km. The batteries should be in about 2.5 hours charged from a standard wall outlet again.

Porsche Panamera Sport Turismo interior

The interior of the Porsche Panamera Sport Turismo looks somewhat futuristic, but has been adapted to the alternative drive technology. For instance the concept car on a large monitor instead of the more centrally positioned tachometer, to brief them on navigation, range and energy flow. Further information on the energy distribution is also found in the center console.

Although the Panamera Sport Turismo is only presented as advance study, he shows quite clearly the direction in which it can go in the future with Porsche.

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