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Subaru Trezia

Posted: 30 Nov 2010 11:29 AM PST

made in Japan, Subaru Trez, twin of Toyota Verso-s. This compact MPV of about 4 meters will be offered on the domestic market with 1.3 and 1.5 liter engines, CVT transmission and front wheel drive or full. This is the first model “joint” made by Fuji Heavy Industries, Subaru and Toyota since it agreed in 2008 and this will be repeated soon waiting for the FT-86 coupe.

Although there was no official confirmation yet about a possible export, Treza would fit well in the list of European Subaru, where at the time the compact is represented only by Justy, in turn derived from a Daihatsu model. The site gives Autoweek.nl however for some its European debut at the upcoming Geneva Motor Show, with rapidly for effective marketing: if so, is likely to be added to the engine range 1.4 D4D 90 HP and 206 Nm, capable of an average of 4.3 l/100 km and 113 g / km, already seen on the Toyota version, almost indispensable to propose in our markets.

2011 Startech Range Rover Sport

Posted: 30 Nov 2010 11:25 AM PST

Startech presented at the show in Essen its interpretation of the Range Rover Sport, based on the 2011 model year the car just presented. The new front bumper with integrated LED daytime, is coupled to the rear with new housing for the sports exhaust and the sports side skirts. The rear bumper has been prepared a removable section for access to towing, do not miss the special features of the Sport Utility Range.

Also new are 22-inch alloy wheels, while there were no interventions of any kind for the time to trim, brakes and engine. Quite the opposite is true for the interior, where Startech offers many great opportunities for interventions and personalizzazione.Nuovo sports steering wheel, as the sills with illuminated Startech logo, aluminum pedals and custom mats. The customer can also choose to completely cover the skin with colors on the sample, various types of wood finishes, can also be mounted removable tables for rear passengers.

Volkswagen Up!

Posted: 30 Nov 2010 07:33 AM PST

Fiat, Volkswagen or steal the idea of a small two-cylinder engine. At least not with regard to the city car Volkswagen Up! The German carmaker will not follow what was done then by the Italians with the excellent TwinAir mounted on the Fiat 500. According to Volkswagen downsizing has reached its limit, so you need to stake everything on efficiency and performance. Whether this account is genuine or due simply to the fact that Volkswagen has been working on engines with three cylinders, the Up! not mount an engine smaller.

The idea is actually passed through the minds of German engineers, as recognized by the manufacturer directly. Subsequently, however, the choice has been to point to the improvement and further development of engines with three cylinders before turning to smaller units.

The confirmation of this decision had been given some time ago by the leaders of the German. Ulrich Hackenberg, head of research and development, he said: “The improvements now can only get the performance and fuel economy, not shrinking more and more engines. The Volkswagen Up! use the three-cylinder engines and will help us develop these technologies. ”

“I saw a car with twin engine – was added to turn the head of engineering, Michael Hinz – but in terms of production would be very difficult to achieve now. Even the three-cylinder engines are very expensive and are not yet precise and refined as we would like, but we’re not going to abandon them. “

2011 Citroën C5

Posted: 30 Nov 2010 07:31 AM PST

Today we begin a journey through the world Citroën, which will go to the aspects of product design, technology, and Motorsport. -And last but not least, involve the direct participation of our readers: Citroën and Autoblog are pleased to announce today an initiative that will accompany the joint editorial for the first half of December to the discovery of some of the projects that best represent Citroën today.

The current Citroën C5 was in many ways the model for the revival of the French brand. From her he was the starting point that the new design over the last few years, developed and updated, has provided the basis for the subsequent establishment of the manufacturer Alps. Therefore logical that the style was one of the most relevant to the model.

2011 Audi A6

Posted: 30 Nov 2010 07:28 AM PST

The Dutch website Autoblog.nl published the first pictures of the new Audi A6 sedan segment and will be presented in world premiere at the Detroit Motor Show (10-23 January 2011). According to reports – the full press release will be published tomorrow – the new A6 is manufactured from a modular platform with MLB aluminum parts (20%) and weighs 50% less than the solution today, while the overall length increase of few inches to nearly five meters. The German sedan will have the 3.0 TDI diesel engines in the barycentric from 204, 245 and 300 hp 3.0 TFSI engine which will add the variant with an integrated power module. Available automatic transmissions and dual clutch DSG Tiptronic eight reports. The Audi A6 Variant will instead be presented at the Geneva Motor Show in March 2011.

EPA Certified Chevrolet Volt

Posted: 30 Nov 2010 06:28 AM PST

The extended-range electric car Chevrolet Volt has obtained U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) certification with respect to consumption equivalents. The results of the tests are provided for the Volt a level comparable to 3.92 liters of gasoline per 100 km. If we consider only electric propulsion, then the car is able to consume the equivalent of 2:53 liters per 100 km, while once it runs out of battery power consumption rose to 6.36 l/100 km. All estimates are made whereas 33.7 kWh of electricity equivalent to 1 gallon (3.78 liters).

The autonomy of the 100% electric Chevrolet Volt is of 56.3 km, while using its 1.4-liter gasoline engine can travel up to 610 km. Giving the electric and hybrid cars a scale of consumption equivalent to that of gasoline cars, the EPA will help potential customers understand how alternative powertrains actually allow them to save money, notwithstanding the reduction of CO2 emissions.

The results mentioned are the Chevrolet Volt car more efficient in its class in the United States. On the European cycle under these conditions would theoretically be able to offer even better results, estimated at 1.61 liters per 100 km. This seems however unlikely in practice. The Volt is a car key strategies in the future of General Motors.

To make a comparison with one of the major competitors of the time, 100% electric sedan Nissan Leaf EPA has obtained values of 2.37 liters per 100 km with a range of 117 km. Its electric motor is slightly more efficient, but there is no comparison with the time for independence.

Renault Megane RS By Emotions

Posted: 30 Nov 2010 06:16 AM PST

Emotions By The coach has a Megane RS bolstered by a new exhaust system made of stainless steel, which provides extra horses (of enormous value to the small compact but unfortunately we can not give figures because the coach has not spread). At least one should expect a 10CV for sumotorde yielding 2.0 liters and 250 hp.

Other changes, aesthetic in this case, affect the interior (with two-tone leather sport seats, leather steering wheel with red mulch, etc.), new black wheels 9-sticks, Brembo brakes. And to further emphasize the shades of black, have black to the logo of the diamond.

2011 Buick GL8

Posted: 30 Nov 2010 06:12 AM PST

Buick just introduced officially GL8 minivan 2011 for the Chinese market. The second generation of this spectacular minivan is primarily aimed at businesses. The GL8 measures 5,256 mm long, 1,878 mm wide and 1,800 mm high with a wheelbase of 3,088 mm, which ensures a very spacious and comfortable cabin. In the seven seats that are hidden, a wraparound instrument panel, blue ambient lighting, wood trim, six airbags, Premium finishes for a truly luxurious minivan. Weekend post

In your care and highlight the stylish exterior grille, bi-xenon headlights and LED drivers. Optional equipment proposed by Buick GL8 includes seating for two-tone leather, a panoramic sunroof, the possibility of installing sliding doors, Bose 5.1 audio system, a multimedia center with 10.2-inch touch screen for rear seats and a 3D browser.

Ducati 999 Testastretta Beach Racer

Posted: 30 Nov 2010 06:04 AM PST

Haldane Motorcycles, Ducati dealer of New Zealand coach and special motion that are based upon the same red Ducati, has prepared an off-road motorcycles from a Ducati 999 in 2003.This bike has some special modifications of respect: first, the fairing has been completely eliminated and the relief and the rear wheel are new, with the latter prepared in such a way to mount a tire having a section diameter of 150 and of 17 inches.

The new Ducati 999 Testastretta Beach Racer is also equipped with side protection plates, triple-handlebar that comes directly from motocross and rapid control of gas. The New Zealanders have had to also change the electronic control unit (ECU) of the Nemesis with its wiring, the ECU is now placed before and is completely waterproof as you would expect for a bike designed to off road.

The bike, which can (according to Haldane Motorcycles) to reach 200 km / h on sandy soil, is on sale at a price of $ 12,000.

From the point of view of selected components on the bike is not anything special in the sense that moving creations even more with exclusive features include vintage motorcycles, but I was struck by the originality of the trainer who has built a robust motion and without frills that, given the interest of the maxi scooter for Ducati, made me think that perhaps could not be away even the moment when one can enjoy a live model to cross or enduro built by the prestigious Bologna.

Mercedes SLS AMG by Brabus

Posted: 30 Nov 2010 04:14 AM PST

The Essen Motor Show 2010 saw presented a very special version of the already special AMG Mercedes SLS. The model on display at the festival is a German version of the supercar-Benz tuner Brabus amended by. The combination Brabus Mercedes-AMG-already has to think out of the ordinary results. Should these three signatures are applied to one of the most popular sports cars of the moment things get even more interesting. Expectations were then followed until the end? Yes and no.

The intervention of the Brabus Mercedes AMG SLS has provided the use of some elements in carbon fiber and the implementation of aerodynamic changes that make the car look more aggressive. The structure has been lowered by about 3 cm through special Bilstein dampers. The inserts carbon fiber can be chosen in three colors: plain carbon, opaque or body color.

Were installed side air intakes in carbon fiber decorated with illuminated Brabus logo. 20 “wheels on the front wheels and 21″ at the rear complete the updates to the look of this supercar as amended, as well as being 12% lighter than standard.

We have not spoken of the engine. In fact here’s a hint of disappointment. Through the use of new titanium exhaust the power delivered by the SLS 6.2 V8 AMG engine from 563 hp was increased by 10 hp, with a reduction of the total weight of the car about 10 kg. Perhaps we could expect something more, but a spokesman has hinted that there are major new program in Geneva

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