Sunday, October 27, 2013

2014 Audi A8 Review

For the new model year, Audi has redesigned its flagship and made it even finer.

2014 Audi A8

The Audi flagship model is now been refreshed since 2010 on the market for the new model year. Here, the 2014 Audi A8 shows in detail refined and offers more luxury and safety.

To recognize the new model year, mainly due to the new front and rear lights in LED technology and the new rear apron. Inside, new materials and colors are available, for the first time, there is also a special leather which is bleached without any chemical additives.

Of course, the requirements are particularly high in the luxury segment, Audi has positioned it as sporty as well as the A8 luxury sedan.

2014 Audi A8

Technically plays the big Audi of all the cards and offers the option of up to 15 assistance systems. New are the adaptive cruise control with Stop & Go function, a night vision assistant with pedestrian and animal recognition and an active lane assist.

Also new and very striking are the matrix LED headlights, which not only give the A8 a very grim look, but also convince with an excellent illumination of the road.

25 LEDs per headlamp units not only provide perfect illumination of the road, but are also connected so flexible and fast that the oncoming traffic or other road users are not dazzled. The individual lighting control system gives nearly one billion (!) Different settings so that the illumination is perfect, other road rather not be blinded.

2014 Audi A8 interior

As individual as the light control can make the A8 in the interior. As before, there are 513.5 inches long, the normal version and the long version 526.5 cm.

Even in the "short" A8 can be found in the rear lot of space, the long version then provides first-class conditions and multiple adjustment options. On request, the rear seats can be air-conditioned, and equipped with an adjustable massage function. With the facelift and the boot capacity has grown and now offers 520 liters of storage space.

In the engine, customers can also choose from a wide range of possibilities. To start, the A8 3.0 TDI clean diesel with 258 hp (190 kW).

2014 Audi A8

As an alternative for diesel engines, there is still the only remaining 8-cylinder diesel in the luxury car, the A8 4.2 TDI, the power to 385 hp (283 kW) is now risen.

More choices offer the petrol. The weakest version of the A8 and quattro all-wheel drive only model without the A8 hybrid comes with 245 hp (180 kW).

Alternatively, there are the 3.0 TFSI with 310 hp (228 kW), the A8 4.0 TFSI with 425 hp (320 kW), the S8 4.0 TFSI with 520 hp (380 kW) or as a top model in the A8 L W12 6.3 with 500 hp ( 368 kW).

In a first exit we could have the 3.0 TFSI, the 4.2 TDI and the 6.3 W12 enjoy. All three models share the most lush and luxurious interior with excellent workmanship and high quality material appearance. The wealth of features needed despite a clear design although a short settling time, yet one gets along very quickly.

Are very comfortable, air-conditioned leather seats with massage function, which in the case of the A8 is working really very pleasant and offers multiple settings. This control is achieved via the MMI control dial on the center console.

Even the 310 hp (228 kW) 3.0 TFSI ensures proper performance. In just 5.7 seconds, it accelerates from 0 to 100 km / h and the top speed is electronically limited to 250 km / hr.

2014 Audi A8

Even if the noise insulation is very good with all models, so the 6-cylinder petrol engine at full speed passes through a slightly throaty sound. Be peak torque of 440 Nm is the gasoline 2900-4750 rev / min and thus has ready at hand any time a lot of power.

The 500-hp gasoline engine makes its power then of course still quiet and faster. In 4.7 seconds to reach 100 km / h mark on the speedometer, and the A8 W12 sprints further perk up the electronic seal off at 250 km / h.

Smoothness and comfort are at the highest level. Even at top speed, it is in the interior even quieter than some other cars of the middle class at 100 km / h

Thanks to the quattro all-wheel drive, the force is applied perfectly to the road in all models, and the A8 handles very athletic despite comfort. The over 5 meters in length would be driving the A8 hardly dare, because the very direct steering gives a very sporty feel.

As a reasonable and golden mean between the models is driven by us shows the 8-cylinder diesel. Even the most powerful diesel opponents would find great pleasure in the A8 4.2 TDI.

During the sprint, the strong diesel is even par and also the W12 sprints in 4.7 seconds from 0 to 100 km / h With its maximum torque of 850 Nm, available ready 2000-2750 rev / min, the diesel offers at any time so much force that one would leave not a single moment of W12.

2014 Audi A8

Even the engine running the V8 diesel is the W12 petrol narrowly on the heels, even in the diesel can be heard beyond the 200 km / h no sound from the 385-hp diesel. Here, the diesel consumption of 5.9 liters per 100 kilometers, is also very economical way.

With the facelift, Audi A8 really improved in every detail and a sporty luxury sedan class in the program. Cutting-edge technology and luxurious amenities combined with the sporty performance make the A8 a true highlight.

Saturday, October 5, 2013

2013 Peugeot 208 GTI review

The 2013 Peugeot 208 is also available as a sporty GTi since spring.

2013 Peugeot 208 GTI

With the Peugeot 205 GTi has rolled around 30 years ago , the small car segment for the first time and presents a new sporty model in this class. Today the competition is bigger, but with the new Peugeot 208 GTi again on the pulse of time . The new design of the 208 is very consistent even in the "civilian" version , as Peugeot GTi is now the crown of the series in terms of design and driving pleasure .

Visually, the Peugeot 208 GTi shows great attention to detail and not only treated with specially designed front and rear apron and rear spoiler , but above all with chrome trim elements around.

2013 Peugeot 208 GTI interior

Standard equipment includes ESP, ABS, six airbags, GTi sport bucket seats in cloth / leather combination , the GTi of the interior including the dash with leatherette upholstery , a sportier look instrument panel including red ambient lighting , a GTi leather sports steering wheel, sports pedals in aluminum electrically adjustable - on folding - and heated door mirrors , 17 " - aluminum wheels, cruise control , a touch screen display including audio system with six speakers , a 2- zone climate control, a rain and light sensor, and much more.

Thus , the sporty 208 GTi presented here from the outside , so it is also in athletic interior further . With the 208 , Peugeot has indeed aligned fittings unit scratch. A high set speedometer in combination with a very small steering wheel and a widely drawn into the interior center console to increase the clarity and ease of use significantly . In practice, this is mainly in the 208 GTi that way. The far top-mounted tachometer is easy to read , and the little leather steering wheel fits perfectly with the sporty appearance of the little Frenchman .

Also, the touchscreen display on top of the center console is positioned perfectly and saves a lot of button salad in the center console. All functions except the air conditioning control can be selected and controlled via touchscreen .

Peugeot has in the interior design also placed great emphasis on detail. The ambient lighting while also falls positively on how the red trim and door panels , in which the door handle of black goes into fiery red . Are also very comfortable sport seats that offer plenty of side support and the fabric / leather combination also look very good .

2013 Peugeot 208 GTI

Access to the rear is a bit cramped advised , but also the passengers in the rear seats is room for one car in the small car class . The boot capacity is 285 liters also properly sized , as are the shelves in the interior, in which only the cup holders were not solved optimally , because the bottles tilt at every turn from the holder.

Especially when one savors the performance of the 1.6 liter THP turbo engine in combination with its perfect road holding . The 200 hp (147 kW) turbo may already convinced from the start with plenty of power . Its maximum torque of 275 Nm , the engine already available at 1,700 r / min .

Despite front-wheel drive , the forces are transferred to the road very well without them tugging on the steering wheel like . In just 6.8 seconds from standstill to 100 km / h top speed is 230 km / h It can also fully convince the intermediate sprint of the 208 GTi . Even if you are traveling in top gear at 80 km / h in just 8.4 seconds , you can crack the 120 -km / h mark in the 5th Transition even after 6.8 seconds.

The firm suspension and sporty suspension also fit perfectly to the sport interpretation of little jester . The 208 GTi is perfect and very good on the road and allows very high cornering speeds without having had the feeling that the car no longer follow the same path taken .

However, the 208 GTi is also not too hard on long journeys and comfortable enough on longer stages. The noise level of the 1.6-liter turbo engine always remains discreet . The smooth but very direct steering also fits well with the sporty character , and you can the 208 GTi perfectly circularly around tight curves Articles . Not quite as good to us has only dropped the manual 6- speed gearbox , with the gears need to be sorted with quite some force .

Appropriate to the sporting spirit is the consumption of 7.7 liters is quite alright , but promised by the manufacturers of the 5.9 liters is slightly removed . The sporty design of the vehicle can also insert a more dynamic pace , with a lesser consumption gentler driving style is certainly possible .

2013 Peugeot 208 GTI

With just under 4 meters in length, the 208 GTi full play and delight, although there is, of course you would rather go where the power of the 200 hp engine can be deployed better its benefits also in the city.

It's definitely nice that with the Peugeot 208 GTi again following in the footsteps of the 205 GTi and a small car in the program, which offers lots of driving fun. It must also not without luxury and comfort while sporting 208er and can already look forward to the series features a very decent dowry.

Its good performance ratio, the powerful engine and sleek design make the 208 GTi one of the most interesting representatives of the sport compact car guard, who is currently available.

New navigation services from Volkswagen

The new mobile "Car -Net " online services from Volkswagen are now available .

New navigation services from Volkswagen

Among the new services include Internet-based traffic information as well as realistic environment and panoramic views via Google Street View and Google Earth. There is also a special destination search with individual "point of interest " input (POI ) . The online services are initially offered in the Golf GTI and 2014 Volkswagen Golf GTD as an option. In the future it will also be extended to other vehicle models and expanded to other functions.

With the new application , the user can obtain accurate to the minute traffic information via the Internet , for example, its navigation. Thus, the indication of the distance to be moved periodically updates automatically, and adapts to the dynamic route guidance . The user is kept informed of traffic jams or road and is immediately diverted to alternative routes.

In addition, there is a new internet-based search function for points of interest. This allows the user now has the preset target searches for " gas stations ", " parking" or " restaurants " unlimited personal addition also start "Point of Interest " Search ( POI) . It is also possible to display targets as 360-degree panoramic view via Google Street View or route guides as photo-realistic map display based on satellite images via Google Earth. These representations contribute to a better orientation for unfamiliar users.

To use the new mobile online services , the user needs in connection with any of the above two models , the navigation system Discover " Pro" and the mobile phone preparation "Premium" . Another prerequisite is a Bluetooth -enabled mobile phone with a "remote SIM Access Profile " ( rSAP ) or a SIM card with data option . Phone and vehicle are interconnected, the online services can be used in full.

Thursday, September 26, 2013

BMW 4 Series coupe 2013 Review

The new BMW 4 Series coupe 2013 is the successor of the 3 Series Coupé even more exclusive and sporty, which is why BMW has a number queued up and so launched the 4 series to life.

BMW 4 Series coupe 2013

Although it is heavily based on the design of the 3 Series, the new 4 coupe but also can clearly stand out from the 3-series and brings a unique design line. In particular, the modified front end and sleek styling that is both elegant and sporty, giving the new BMW Coupé a distinctive shape.

Compared to last, the new 3 Series coupe with 4-Coupe is longer by 26 mm by 43 mm wider, but lower by 16 mm. As a result, the new coupe looks more dynamic and more muscular than its predecessor, but, thanks to the extended wheelbase by 50 mm provide more space for passengers.

BMW 4 Series coupe 2013 interior

By the body lowered by 10 mm and the center of gravity was lowered further, and the 4-Coupe now has the lowest current focus of all BMW models. The same time, the technicians were able to increase the stiffness by 60%, while the new coupe has become easier than its predecessor to 25 kg.

To start, there the 4 series with three different engine as 420d xDrive with 184 hp (135 kW), a 428i with 245 hp (180 kW) and a 435i with 306 hp (225 kW). The gasoline engines are now available with the xDrive all-wheel drive, diesel then from November.

In a first exit we were able to learn the 435i xDrive coupe with all wheel drive and the basic version, the 420d Coupe, better acquainted. Even the basic version sprints in combination with the 8-speed automatic fine in just 7.3 seconds from 0 to 100 km / h, and is up to 232 km / h.

The coupe is 463.8 inches long it very well on the street and can also be high cornering speeds. The wider track and low center of gravity are very noticeable here and help the coupe to a perfect dynamics.

BMW 4 Series coupe 2013

This will improve as the 435i xDrive. Thanks to the all-wheel drive 306 hp also be placed on a wet road skillfully on the road, and the coupe behaves very good-natured in every situation. In just 4.9 seconds, the four-wheel drive accelerates from a standstill to 100 km / h, making it 0.2 seconds faster than the version without all-wheel drive.

Apart from the excellent driving dynamics, the 4-Coupe but can also come up with a perfect sound insulation and comfort. The towards the driver-oriented dashboard precipitated by its clarity and ease of use. New in 4 Coupe is also an improved version of the iDrive system, which is now equipped with a touch pad for even easier entry of numbers and letters.

This space is for a coupe also very good, very practical is the automatic seat belt extenders for the front seats and the through-loading feature with a 40:20:40 split rear seats, making the 445-liter luggage compartment can be enlarged again.

BMW 4 Series coupe 2013

On request there is the 4-Coupe in different "lines", customers can choose between Sport, Modern and Luxury Line, is also still an M-Sport package.

If you want even more sporty driving dynamics, can choose the optional M Sports suspension or the adaptive M suspension. Also on board is of course also the driving experience switch, can be activated via the various driving modes. In addition to the Normal mode is also a sport mode for an even sportier design of suspension, accelerator response, steering and gear ratios available.

For absolute economy of new Eco-Pro mode, the function now has a sail and a preview wizard provides features, which makes a recommendation as to when it makes sense to take the foot off the gas - eg if a roundabout with a higher speed is approached.

BMW 4 Series coupe 2013

BMW 4 Series coupe 2013

Optimized aerodynamics also ensures a more in thrift. The 184-hp diesel is so with only 4.7 liters per 100 kilometers find the long off, the 306 hp 7.6 liter petrol engine is supposed to be moving but also very economical. You should not miss out on the 8-speed automatic, which serves fast and smooth gearshifts and improves ride comfort.

In 2014, M version will still be at the start, and also a 4-Cabriolet will be ready for the first days of summer 2014.

2014 Audi RS Q3 starts in November

2014 Audi RS Q3 for the first time also brings an RS model in the Q family, orders are accepted from now on.

2014 Audi RS Q3

The Audi RS Q3 expanded from November 2013, the sporty RS line of Audi. Under the hood of the compact SUV werkt a 2.5 liter TFSI with 310 hp (228 kW), which helps the four-wheel drive to sporting performance.

In just 5.2 seconds the sports SUV sprints from 0 to 100 km / h, and is up to 250 km / h, then the RS Q3 is electronically limited. For the first time, the Audi five-cylinder engine is also working with a start-stop system, which the RS Q3 can also be moved very efficient in the city.

On average only 8.8 liters of gasoline per 100 kilometers are to be consumed. As a power transmission is a compact seven-speed S tronic. The dual clutch transmission also has a sports program in which the gears are further turned out.

2014 Audi RS Q3

Thus, the force is also placed perfectly on the road, has the RS Q3 through the quattro all-wheel drive, off-road, which also guarantees him a good progress.

Visually, you can see the sportiest in Q3 typical of the RS line design features as amended front and rear skirts, a roof spoiler and elliptical exhaust pipes.

Inside, the dynamic line continues, the sports seats are upholstered in a combination of Alcantara and leather, and the headrests Q3 RS logos are embossed. The instrument cluster is wearing gray dials with white numerals and red needles. Pedals and footrest in aluminum look and the flat-bottomed multifunction steering wheel are additional features of the RS Q3 interior.

2014 Audi RS Q3

As standard, the RS Q3 comes with 19 "alloy wheels, LED tail lights, xenon plus headlights, the parking system plus, the Audi sound system and the sporty trim to the customer.

The list price is 65,750 euros in Germany, and orders will be taken against already. The first cars will arrive in November 2013 to the dealers.

2014 Honda Accord Hybrid priced from $29,155

2014 Honda Accord Hybrid launches in North America.
In North America, the Honda Accord Hybrid is on Halloween at the dealership, the cheapest model costs U.S. $ 29,155.

2014 Honda Accord Hybrid

The Honda Accord starts in the U.S. version of the end of October 2013, in a highly economical hybrid version. With a fuel consumption of just 4.7 liters per 100 kilometers in city driving the Accord Hybrid is the most fuel-efficient 4-door sedan in North America.

The cheapest version of the Honda Accord Hybrid will start from just $ 29,155 and can come up with a lane departure warning, blind spot warning, LED daytime running lights, electrically adjustable driver seat, 2-zone automatic climate control and a 160-watt sound system.

From U.S. $ 31,905, there is the hybrid EX-L, which also need a collision warning system, a lane departure warning, "Honda link" and has an electric sunroof.

The top model, the Accord Hybrid Touring has a price of U.S. $ 34,905 then LED headlights, a navigation system with HDD hard disk drive and an adaptive cruise control.

After Europe, the economical Accord will not come, but possibly the next-generation Accord will be available with hybrid power in Europe.

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

2015 Audi A3 Cabriolet Revealed

At the IAA, the new 2015 Audi A3 Cabriolet is making its debut, is based on the new A3 sedan.

2015 Audi A3 Cabriolet

The second generation of the Audi A3 Cabriolet is shown at the IAA 2013 the first time. Compared to its predecessor, the new A3 Cabriolet has grown since the base is the new A3 sedan. Instead of 4.24 meters, the new convertible will measure 4.42 meters and now offers even more space for passengers and luggage. The trunk has grown by a whopping 60 liters and now holds 286 liters.

Visually, the A3 Cabriolet also fits the sedan, which sharpened edges are like the open Audi very well and provide a high dynamic range. As with its predecessor, the new A3 Cabriolet comes back with a classic fabric soft top, which is fitted as standard electrically operated and in less than 18 seconds, the offers open-air fun. The soft top can be opened and closed up to a speed of 50 km / hr.

Optionally, there is also an "acoustic hood", which will further increase by better insulation driving comfort. While the standard soft top is available in black only, the acoustic hood can also be ordered in gray and brown.

2015 Audi A3 Cabriolet interior

From the equipment line ambience and a wind deflector is fitted as standard, which is to reduce air turbulence, there is also an optional neck-level heating for the front seats.

The new A3 Cabriolet is also made easier by 50 kilograms compared to its predecessor, yet offers even higher stiffness. For added security, the convertible assistance systems are the same as all other A3 models. Among other things, there is the desire to adaptive cruise control, Audi active lane assist or fully automatic parking assistant. Audi connect to A3 Cabrio also be transformed into a Wi-Fi hotspot.

2015 Audi A3 Cabriolet

To start, there will be the A3 Cabriolet with the 1.4 TFSI with 140 hp (103 kW), the 1.8 TFSI with 180 hp (132 kW) and the 2.0 TDI with 150 hp (110 kW). Other engines such as the 1.6 TDI with 110 hp (81 kW) and as a top model, the 2.0 TFSI with 300 hp in the S3 Cabriolet will follow later.

For the first time there will also be the Audi A3 Cabriolet with quattro all-wheel drive, it is also somewhat delayed going to the start.

2015 Ford Mondeo Vignale Concept

2015 Ford offers the exclusive equipment line "Vignale", which serves not only with luxury, but also with a special service for customers. Called 2015 Ford Mondeo Vignale Concept.

2015 Ford Mondeo Vignale

At the IAA Ford will be unveiling the Mondeo available from 2015 as a concept car featuring exclusive line "Vignale". High-quality design elements, erstlassig processed premium materials and services that are geared to premium frequent flyer programs are to attract new customers.

Amenities include 20 "alloy wheels, a striking front apron, full-LED headlights, stylish chrome applications and by the special color" Nocciola. "In the interior, inspired an exclusive leather-Fully equipped with elaborate stitching and exclusive " Vignale " logos are evidence of the noble orientation of the vehicle.

But with the precious features alone is not enough, the "Vignale" line is designed to provide a holistic shopping experience and offer many advantages even after the purchase for the customer.

Similar to a frequent flyer program offers the Vignale also features special bank and credit card services, concierge services, and other attractive offers from partner brands such as restaurant and hotel chains. Also in stores of the merchants there should be Vignale own rooms where separate contact for customers are available.

There is also a collection and delivery service for maintenance inspection, exclusive invitations to shows and events, as well as free car washes for the complete life cycle of the "Vignale" vehicle.

At the start in 2015, the Ford Mondeo and the Mondeo traveler will enjoy the high-quality equipment line first. Later will also be available for other model series, the Vignale-line.

Thursday, September 5, 2013

2014 Honda CR-Z Hybrid

The Honda CRX was in the 1980s one of the most popular small sports coupe, the Honda CR-Z is the spirit of the CRX was revived in 2010. Compact dimensions and a lot of athleticism at an affordable price are the ingredients for the CR-Z.

2014 Honda CR-Z Hybrid

Also on board are, among other things, ABS, ESP, six airbags, LED daytime running lights, cruise control, a rear parking assistance, rain and light sensor, automatic air conditioning, electric windows, central locking with remote control, a premium sound system with 360 watts, 17 "alloy wheels and xenon headlights.

Quite a lot to offer Honda's sporty outfit and is also reflected in the interior. The fixtures for landscape looks very sporty, on the other, very futuristic. Satellite operator on both sides of the fittings, knobs and many many ads can equal even fear that the operation will not be easy.

But it takes place behind the wheel, you realize quickly that everything is arranged very logically and you can find his way straight away. The ads are extremely beautiful in presentation and change their color depending on the driving style. A strong green is intended to illustrate the driver that he is just very economical way.

The space available in the CR-Z is similar athletic cut as it was in the CRX, with driver and front passenger have plenty of space, the rear seats of the 4-seater, however, are more likely to be seen as occasional seats for small children. Also, the boot capacity is 207 liters with dimensions slightly, for the CR-Z offers many practical shelves in the interior, as well as good-sized cup holders in the center console.

2014 Honda CR-Z Hybrid interior

In a small sportsmen like the CR-Z but should not this more driving fun than the space be crucial. To strike a balance between sportiness and fuel efficiency, the CR-Z has got a hybrid drive.

The 1.5-liter gasoline engine with 121 hp (89 kW) electric motor is powered by a 20 HP support (15 kW). The system output is 137 hp (101 kW). The system torque of 190 Nm is 1000-2000 rev / min is available, which already down and out of a lot of power is available.

Especially in the city can be extremely economical way. The manual 6-speed transmission is in fact graded very short, and you just over 50 km / h of 6 Passage of the recommended gear indicator is called for.

The driver can also select between ECON driving modes, Normal and Sport. In ECON mode, all systems will be trimmed to absolute frugality. Here, the throttle response is a bit tough, and the acceleration values ​​are not quite as appealing as the other modes.

2014 Honda CR-Z Hybrid

In normal mode you can get the best in daily life to make ends meet and also experienced a good amount of fun, especially if electric and petrol engine combines do their work. Who wants to get close to the sportiness of the CRX previous models, must switch to Sport mode. Then the CR-Z is very supple brushed on sportiness and sprints in 9.3 seconds from 0 to 100 km / h

He is a little slower than the first CRX, by the hybrid technique that more facilities and the new safety standards, the CR-Z but also gained the weight properly. With 1282 kg it is indeed for today's vehicles still quite light, but was much heavier than the not by 900-pound CRX.

Remained the same is the love of speed, as before, the path leads to the greatest driving pleasure also in the CR-Z only high speeds. Here, you notice also that the noise reduction has become better and you hardly will notice the high speed orgy in the interior.

2014 Honda CR-Z Hybrid

Very sporty design are also chassis and suspension, the CR-Z drives like on rails, which is also due to the low center of gravity. The steering could still be a touch more direct, but it fits very well when it comes to moving the CR-Z in city traffic.

When consuming the CR-Z is presented again as a saving master, if one is traveling in ECON mode. Then you could definitely get the 5.2 liter fuel consumption, as indicated by your work. We have come to use in normal and sport mode on an average consumption of 6.2 liters, which is still fully in order.

With the CR-Z Honda has a worthy successor to the CRX in the program, however not as good sells far as its legendary predecessor in any case. Our testing has shown that the CR-Z deserves far more resonance. It offers a top-quality equipment is very independent, drives both sporty as it is economical and is still calculated at fair price. Anyone looking for a small, crisp athlete who has an innovative drive with not too many hp, the CR-Z is definitely in the right place.

2014 Honda CR-Z Hybrid

2014 Land Rover Discovery Revealed

At the IAA shows the revised 2014 Land Rover Discovery, which will be available from December 2013.

2014 Land Rover Discovery

For the 2014 model year Land Rover has donated the Discovery a makeover that makes it visually more modern and technically sophisticated. To recognize he is especially on a new front end. A new grille, new bumpers and a new headlamp design with a distinctive LED daytime running evaluate the appearance of the new model year.

In order to strengthen the identity of Discovery, also graces the first time a new discovery logo the hood, where previously the Land Rover logo was visible. The designation for the engine also moves from the tailgate to the side of the two front doors.

There will be a new discovery as before with the 3.0 liter V6 with 211 hp or a TDV6 SDV6 with 256 hp. But thanks to start-stop system, the CO2 emissions could be reduced by 5% and consumption by 0.8 liters per 100 kilometers.

Also new is a 3.0-liter V6 S / C gasoline engine, which replaces the previous 5.0-liter V8 naturally aspirated engine and thereby fuel consumption and CO2 emissions reduced significantly. The 340-hp gasoline engine.

2014 Land Rover Discovery

For the first time, Land Rover Discovery to the choice between two-wheel drive versions. A new single-stage transfer case is intended to appeal to customers who appreciate Although the off-road ability, but never require a reduction. Also, the Terrain Response system remains the entry-wheel drive vehicle received only mode "rock crawl / creep rock" is not offered at the Verison with single-stage transfer case.

As new assistance systems are available for the 2014er Discovery watts a depth sensor, a blind-spot warning system, a proximity sensor, a collision warning system when reversing and crossing cameras for confusing driveways.

From the Range Rover models, the new Discovery takes then the Meridian sound systems. Even the basic version are 8 speakers and a sound system with 380 watts installed, on request, there is also the Meridian surround sound system with 825 watts and 17 speakers.

Available is the new Discovery born in December, 2013, prices have yet to be.

2014 Land Rover Discovery

2013 Kia Niro at IAA

Kia Motors presented at the Frankfurt Motor Show world premiere of a new B-segment study.

2013 Kia Niro

The automaker has released more pictures and also announced the name: 2013 Kia Niro is the concept vehicle that gives a preview of a possible new model series in this compact vehicle class.

The study is tailored to the big city life, is characterized by a distinctive, high design embodies both style and reliability.

The Kia Niro was designed by Kia's European design team and therefore in the immediate vicinity of the IAA. For the European Design Centre of the brand - which is headed by Gregory Guillaume - located in the Kia's European headquarters, which is located on the Frankfurt fairgrounds.

The concept of Kia Niro aims to meet the diverse needs of today's motorists. The compact-sized study occurs very confidently on, combines a playful and mischievous character with a robust yet very elegant body shape and shows a characteristic design, by contrasting materials - is animated - including stainless steel elements.

Kia investigated in the compact car field for a long time for new vehicle concepts for demanding riders who also place great emphasis on individuality. The Kia Niro - which was developed in Europe and is strongly oriented on the taste and to the demands of European customers - therefore find many items that you would normally expect only in higher vehicle classes.

2013 Kia Niro interior

2013 Kia Niro

Friday, August 30, 2013

2013 Peugeot 308 R Concept at IAA

In addition to the premiere of the Peugeot 308 at the IAA, the French manufacturer will also be a preview of a future sports model of the 308.

2013 Peugeot 308 R

The new Peugeot 308 will celebrate its world premiere at the IAA and shortly thereafter also roll to the dealers. But Peugeot 308 shows the R Concept a particularly sporty version of the 308, which will be perhaps more later.

The chances of a series production are thereby not bad, after all Peugeot RCZ also has the R originally shown as a concept only and offers him off at the end of 2013 as a production vehicle.

As the RCZ also has the R 308 R Concept on the 1.6 liter THP engine with an output of 270 hp, which should help the French to compact sporty performance.

Chassis and suspension have also been adjusted to the increased performance, and the interior is trimmed entirely on sportiness with bucket seats and many decorative elements in carbon-look.

At Peugeot, we will now probably wait for the response to the 308 R Concept, and then decide on a series production. The VW Golf R would then get a French competitor.

2013 Peugeot 308 R

2013 Peugeot 308 R

2014 Kia Soul at IAA

At the IAA 2013 in Frankfurt, the second generation of the 2014 Kia Soul will celebrate their European premiere. We have first information.

2014 Kia Soul

Has celebrated its world premiere at the New York Auto Show in April 2013, the new Kia Soul, in the fall it is now presented for the first time in Europe.

Visually, the second generation is very similar to the first, the soul retains its edgy crossover design with, but looks much more modern and more spacious.

For the new Kia Soul also offers a design package, which further emphasizes the SUV character. By piano-black finish on the bumpers, side skirts and wheel arches of the soul acts more independent and robust.

2014 Kia Soul

That the second generation is even more spacious, is also on the new platform, which is based on the current cee'd. Thus, the new Soul is not only spacious, also the handling and ride comfort can thus clearly win. A stiffer chassis and better noise insulation should also provide more comfort.

The larger sized body also has a longer wheelbase, which should come primarily benefit the passengers in the rear. Also, the boot capacity is 354 liters with more spacious and can now also be enlarged variable.

In the engine, the customer between the 1.6 liter and the 1.6-liter GDI turbo diesel can choose standard features of the soul through a manual six-speed gearbox, on request, a 6-speed automatic is available.

Will have been upgraded and the equipment, the new Soul is available including LED daytime running lights, LED tail lights, xenon headlights, smart key, automatic climate control, cruise control, leather seats, heated seats front and rear and a panoramic glass roof.

2014 Kia Soul

2014 Kia Soul

2014 Ferrari 458 Speciale

The 2014 Ferrari 458 Speciale presented at the IAA a refined version of the 458 Italia.

2014 Ferrari 458 Speciale

The Ferrari 458 Speciale is the latest stage of development of the 458 Italia and provides an improved drive system and an optimized aero and vehicle dynamics. For the first time comes to use the active aerodynamics, which is the future for all new Ferrari models as standard.

Another new feature for the 458 Speciale is the "Side Slip Angle Control System" (SSC). It facilitates control of the vehicle at the limits and increased driving pleasure.

In addition to the improved aerodynamics and chassis and the revised 4.5-liter V8 engine makes for even greater driving pleasure. With an output of 605 hp, the 458 Speciale, the sprint from 0 to 100 km / h mark in 3.0 seconds.

After 9.1 seconds speed 200 km / h is already on the speedometer of the 1290 kg heavy sports car. Due to the improvements of the new Ferrari could also reduce the lap time at Fiorano in 1:23:5, which he proves that he is also ideally suited for use on the racetrack.

His debut of fast sports cars in September at the Frankfurt Motor Show, it will then be available from early 2014.

2014 Ferrari 458 Speciale

2014 Ferrari 458 Speciale

Saturday, August 24, 2013

2014 Audi A8 Revealed

Audi has its flagship, the Audi A8, thoroughly renovated and made it even better. As of November 2013, is available.

2014 Audi A8

At the IAA, the new 2014 Audi A8 will celebrate its premiere. In addition to small optical changes have also improved engines, new assistance systems and the innovative matrix LED headlights.

To recognize the new A8 is mainly due to the new design of the light units front and rear. The LED taillights are decorated by a chrome bar. At the very first photos of the A8 looks more elegant way.

The length has remained unchanged at 514 inches, the wheelbase is 299 inches. Again is longer by 13 cm then the A8 L, the size increase comes here alone for rear passengers benefit.

Comes standard with the new A8 in Austria with LED lights on the market, on request, there is also the new matrix LED technology that provides even better illumination of the road. The high beam is here per unit divided into 25 individual LEDs that are individually switched on and off depending on the situation or can be dimmed.

2014 Audi A8

In the painting are now five new colors to choose from, the choice of wheels ranges up to a size of 21 inches. Were also revised the engines, which have become more economical despite power.

Choice of two TDI and two TFSI engines. In the petrol you can choose between the 3.0 TFSI with 310 hp (228 kW) or the 4.0 TFSI bi-turbo V8 with 435 hp (320 kW). Those who opt for a diesel, has a choice between the 3.0 TDI clean diesel with 258 hp (190 kW) and the 4.2 TDI with 385 hp (283 kW).

In addition, there is the sportiest version of the A8, the S8, the 4.0 TFSI power of 520 hp (382 kW), and has transported the large sedan with quattro all-wheel drive in 4.2 seconds from 0 to 100 km / h .

Efficient model is the 3.0 TDI clean diesel, which consumes on average 5.9 liters per 100 kilometers. All new A8 models come standard with the 8-speed Tiptronic, which ensures smooth and fast gear changes.

2014 Audi A8 interior

For the revised Audi A8 also offers a number of new assistance systems such as adaptive cruise control with Stop & Go function. In addition, you can also order an automatic parking assist, a head-up display, Audi side assist and Audi pre sense.

Inside, the new A8 spoiled now with even more luxury, if desired, there are ventilated seats with massage function, Audi connect with a Wi-Fi hotspot, advanced sound system and much more.

2014 Audi A8

2014 Audi A8

2014 Audi A8

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