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

Saturday, August 17, 2013

2014 Honda Civic Tourer

At the IAA, the new 2014 Honda Civic Tourer makes its world premiere, now Honda has released the first photos and information.

2014 Honda Civic Tourer

The first two generations of the Honda Civic was available as a practical wagon, then Honda has waived the compact space ships.

Only now Honda fans will again enjoy a Civic station wagon. The Civic Tourer will be unveiled at the IAA, and at first photos you can see that he has not changed much from the study to the series.

The sporty design has been maintained, and the Civic Tourer has been very dynamic at first glance. He not only has a beautiful appearance, but also has a very spacious interior.

2014 Honda Civic Tourer interior

The boot capacity is 624 liters and can be expanded by folding the rear seats up to 1,668 liters. The CIVC Tourer also has the "Magic Seats", which allow plenty of seating configurations and thus maximum flexibility.

At the start of the Civic Tourer 1.6 i-DTEC diesel engine with manual gearbox, or with the 1.8 i-VTEC petrol engine will be available. The gasoline engine is available with both manual transmission, as well as automatic transmission.

First comes the Civic Tourer 2014 also an adaptive damper system is used, which is to provide high stability and comfort even when fully loaded. The driver can also choose between the modes Comfort, Normal and dynamic, and thus adapt its Honda Civic Tourer to taste different.

2014 Honda Civic Tourer

2014 Honda Civic Tourer

2014 Honda Civic Tourer

2014 Honda Civic Tourer

2014 BMW M4 Coupe Concept

On the Concours d'Elegance at Pebble Beach BMW has presented the 2014 BMW M4 Coupe Concept.

BMW M4 Coupe 2014

The BMW M4 Coupe Concept is a view of the top model in its new series. Especially for the model while the color "Aurum Dust" was developed, which is the sleek coupe very well.

As with the usual M vehicles, including the M4 Coupe Concept shows an even more dynamic design that gives the coupe from every angle an even sportier touch, without disturbing the elegant lines.

In order to achieve a good power to weight ratio, the M4 Coupe concept has over many parts of carbon fiber reinforced plastic (CFRP). The rear of the sporty coupe looks very muscular and then shows the full force of the M4 coupe.

Although the model shown at Pebble Beach is still a concept car dubbed as the production version will hardly show discrepancies and 2014 roll to the dealers.

BMW M4 Coupe 2014

BMW M4 Coupe 2014


Friday, August 2, 2013

2013 Hyundai Genesis Coupe

The 2013 Hyundai Genesis Coupe has gone on to start in early summer with a new look and improved technology. Can be seen that the new model year, mainly due to the redesigned front end, which now appears in the Hyundai design language "Fluidic Sculpture" and does the racy yet sleek coupe. But the rear end and interior were slightly revised and presented to a very high and modern.

Hyundai Genesis Coupe 2013

Hyundai Genesis 2013 3.8-liter V6 with automatic transmission selected. The 347-hp coupe is then almost completely equipped and offers. Also on board are, among other things, ABS, ESP, six airbags, cruise control, xenon headlamps, LED daytime running lights, LED tail lights, Leather interior, Seat heating for driver and front passenger, automatic climate control, a rear parking aid, 19 "alloy wheels, an on-board computer, an audio system, a keyless entry and start system and power windows.

The redesigned interior is from a very luxurious side and perfectly finished. Not quite the high-quality design, it fits, but that it is not a navigation system nor a 2-zone climate control. Except for these two features but is all on board with what one would expect from such a stylish coupe. The comfortable leather seats offer plenty of grip, and the landscape design of the fittings are well suited to dynamic outfit the vehicle.

Also, the space of the 2 +2- seater can be seen, at least for the passengers of the first row. In the rear, there is something close to type of construction, and also the trunk volume of 284 liters is more designed for small trips.

Hyundai Genesis Coupe 2013

Besides a beautiful ambience is one of a sports coupe but also the performance, and in this point, Hyundai has a lot to offer something new. The performance of the 3.8 liter V6 was from 303 hp to 347 hp (255 kW) increased, so now even better performances are made possible.

The engine carries out his work here with full dedication and underscored his commitment also like acoustic highlights. Who sits blindfolded in the Genesis Coupe and experienced the engine sound at full throttle, would rather tap a super sports car from Italy, Korea as a coupe, as the acoustically impressive 6-cylinder goes to work.

But not only adjusts the sound, the performance figures are accordingly. In just 5.9 seconds to sprint from 0 to 100 km / h top speed is 260 km / h The power delivery is also very good, the engine offers even at low engine speeds much force, even if the maximum torque of 400 Nm is available only at 5,300 rev / min.

Here you really have to be careful that the enormous power is put on the road. Who fully equal increases on the gas, will see spinning wheels and a rear prancing, which is captured by the technical brownies again quickly. When wet, then caution is ever offered here should be the force that acts on the rear wheels never underestimate.

Hyundai Genesis Coupe 2013

Very good fits to the sporty character of the new 8-speed automatic transmission, which has replaced the 6-speed automatic transmission of the predecessor. The gears are changed buttery soft and very quickly, if you like, can also via shift paddles on the steering wheel sort the gears manually.

Even the chassis and suspension are completely adapted to the sporty attributes. Here you can tell nothing more of the U.S. genes that lie dormant in the Genesis Coupe. The car is very good on the road, and despite a length of 463 cm, the coupe is very nimble to move. The low seating position and a very direct steering also provide an ideal contact with the road.

Hyundai Genesis Coupe 2013

But much force is of course also very thirsty, and so you should still take into account the odd liters more fuel consumption. The promised by the factory 10 liters per 100 kilometers are suppose to create only if you never want to experience the enjoyment of the engine sounds. In our test, the Genesis Coupe is content with 11.2 liters, which is not much, but considering the great performance is still bearable.

With the Genesis Coupe, Hyundai has in any case a coupe of old school in a new outfit and new technology in the program. The combination of a powerful engine and rear wheel drive is not often found today and therefore like all the more. Even if the target group is very small, so the race-bred coupe offers a good mix of sporty performance, good facilities and elegant surroundings.

The design of the Hyundai Genesis coupe looks even more dynamic by the facelift, and the fun does not come off. Thus, the Genesis coupe like almost all along the line and stands out well from the broad mass of the vehicles.

Hyundai Genesis Coupe 2013

Hyundai Genesis Coupe 2013

Hyundai Genesis Coupe 2013

2014 BMW i3

BMW unveiled the new 2014 BMW i3 in New York, Beijing and London, which is able to be on the market from autumn 2013.

2014 BMW i3
2014 BMW i3

The BMW i3 has now unveiled the production version of his first BMW i model, which will connect the emission-free mobility with the typical BMW driving pleasure. The futuristic look of the i3 study could completely save it in the series and differs only in minor changes of the concept vehicle.

It is surprising also that the counter-opening doors were included in the series. By eliminating the B-pillar, access to the rear is much easier.

The i3 offers a passenger compartment made from carbon fiber reinforced plastic (CFRP), which, together with many other lightweight components for the electric cars that weighs only 1195 kg on the scale.

Powered the first electric vehicle from BMW i by a 170 hp (125 kW) electric motor that has a maximum torque of 250 Nm and power transfer to the rear wheels via a single-stage gearbox.

2014 BMW i3

The power applies to the electric motor of lithium-ion storage cells, which are integrated into the subfloor. This has the i3 has a very low center of gravity, which he will also shine with a perfect road holding.

The i3 is 399.9 inches long, of course, also provide for the well-known BMW driving pleasure and have in addition to the optimal driving characteristics also compelling performance.

Via fast charging stations can be charged 80% of the battery in just 30 minutes. The i3 can also be charged via any standard wall outlet, BMW also offers the BMW i wallbox at home on.

At the request of the BMW i3 can also be equipped with a specially developed for the i-Series BMW ConnectedDrive navigation system which allows the electric operation through optimized routing and also displays all charging options.

2014 BMW i3

The interior of the i3 is designed as futuristic as the exterior. Both the instrument unit as well as the 6.5 or 8.8-inch Control Display of the iDrive system are designed as free standing displays.

Start of the new BMW i3 priced at 35,700 €, already included in the price are the iDrive control system, Professional radio, air conditioning, auxiliary air conditioning, a telephone speakerphone and a rear parking aid.

Optionally, there is among other things the Range Extender, the BMW ConnectedDrive services, LED lights, an electric glass roof, automatic climate control, comfort access and driver assistance systems such as the Driving Assistant Plus, the park or Assistant, Speed ​​Limit Info.

2014 BMW i3

2014 BMW i3

2014 BMW i3

2014 BMW i3


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