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Opel Astra Sports Tourer

Posted: 09 Nov 2010 03:05 PM PST

The new Opel Astra Sports Tourer has finally been officially presented by the German company, which has sent out all the photographic material and technical information on behalf of the family model to be presented in “the flesh” at Paris Motor Show in October. The Astra Sports Tourer, which clearly has a close technical relationship with the sedan from which two volumes, will be offered in our markets with an initial range of eight different engines, including petrol and diesel. The units range from small 95 hp 1.3 CDTI with the powerful 1.6 turbo petrol 180 hp.

The most important innovation compared to the sedan from which all engines, is the introduction of a new powerstep for the 1.4 turbo, 120 hp, which joins the familiar unit of 140 hp and gradually replace the more “elderly “1.6-aspirated 115 hp. The new unit will be combined with a manual six-speed transmission, the other petrol turbo.

Ferrari 599 GTB

Posted: 09 Nov 2010 03:03 PM PST

After the first spy photos, here’s the first graphic reconstruction of the Ferrari 599 GTB Spider in the variant that will be presented in August during the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance. Although it is not yet known the type of roof that will be used, according to AutoExpress – authors of the render – on the new 12-cylinder roadster will be repeated on a solution already seen 575 Superamerica 2005, then taken up by Renault for the small spider Wind.

The car also has a proper name that will stand alongside the numbers 599 and will be produced in a limited number of copies. Most likely, the Ferrari 599 GTB Spider supercar will be the last of the Horse to mount a conventional V12 engine. In fact, the engines in the future with this architecture will be combined with hybrid technology – with the concept advanced by Ferrari HY-Kers – which will be adopted by the new Enzo, 612 Scaglietti and 599 GTB Fiorano. Instead, take the turbo V8 engine to improve performance and emissions.

BMW Alpina B5 F10 BiTurbo

Posted: 09 Nov 2010 02:59 PM PST

Alpina issue an official teaser of the new B5 BiTurbo based on the new generation of BMW 5 Series F10. The car will be unveiled at the Goodwood Festival of Speed, which will be held in the first four days of July. Under the hood should beat a revised version of the V8 twin-turbo 4.4 “N63″ in the 550th, pumped to 507 hp and 700 Nm of torque (also mounted on the larger B7). The car, as usual, you want to configure as a variant of the most elegant, comfortable and luxurious than the M5 sports. The latter will have the benefit of a superior cavalry and, apparently, a recovery system and energy efficiency similar to the KERS system used in Formula 1 last season.

Irmscher Opel Astra Sport Tourer

Posted: 09 Nov 2010 02:55 PM PST

Irmscher has released the first images of the kit for the Opel Astra hatchback. The new German family has been amended by a rather discreet aero kit consisting of front lower spoiler, side skirts, rear spoiler and front grille, while the structure has been lowered by 30 mm with new springs. The alloy wheels are available in sizes from 8 × 18 “× 20 or 8.5″ versions Turbo and Turbo Star Star Exclusive. The debut of this line of accessories may already be in a few weeks at the show in Essen, but there are no official announcements about it, nor on any further amendments to electronic engines.

Ducati Diavel

Posted: 09 Nov 2010 08:40 AM PST

The Diavel has done a bang! And we also why we propose a new photo gallery and a new video produced at the EICMA in Milan, both dedicated to the new Ducati. At International Bicycle and Motorcycle Ducati’s house has engulfed the attention of the audience by showing the world premiere of his new project. And the “Web”, just to give enthusiasts the world premiere of the final lines of this bike, in recent months has chased all the outputs of the prototype stealth Diavel.

Now that the wait is over fans have got what they wanted? We say no, because the hunger for news on the new Ducati has not yet subsided. In this connection we take pleasure the “theme” Diavel to offer is the photo gallery, both the video and the QNM colleagues have made at the Milan Show. Still pictures of the kids we offer QNM are accompanied by the interview outside the field of Product Manager Diavel Ducati and Ducati Multistrada 1200.

Bmw M3 Frozen Gray

Posted: 09 Nov 2010 08:33 AM PST

Motorists interested in buying will contend for the thirty Frozen Gray M3 in progress as of Monday morning, when BMW USA will collect the reservations of his sport in a limited edition given only to the U.S. market with a price of $ 77,600. The BMW M3 Frozen Gray is characterized by the exclusive opaque color Gray Space and Novillo leather interior, while the 19-inch alloy wheels with diamond effect are offered in the Competition Package in addition all’assetto lowered (-10mm), the new setting M Dynamic Mode and Electronic Damping Control.

There are also some accessories which are less thick, including the Premium Package (power mirrors, universal command to the garage door opener, BMW Assist with Bluetooth), Technology Package (keyless entry system, voice commands, Real Time Traffic Information) , rear park assist, Premium Sound System with satellite radio and iPod connection. Not changed at the 4.0-liter V8 engine and 420 horsepower, available with DCT transmission to seven grafts (standard) or with the manual six.

2011 Honda Odissey

Posted: 09 Nov 2010 08:32 AM PST

Honda Introduces New Odyssey, full size people carrier dedicated to the American market. The model, previously featured on the European markets, has been completely revised concept inspired by the view at the show in Chicago, against which, however, seems more “troubled”, especially in the rear of the side.

The clientele, rather conservative, this 8-seater vehicle, you can count on 3.5 i-VTEC V6 engine with 270 hp already seen the Accord Crosstour and several new solutions to free up space on board. Worth noting is the multimedia system with 6 inch screen, the 16-inch monitor for the rear entertainment with HDMI connections and abundant presence of auxiliary storage and cup holders scattered throughout the interior.

Seat Leon Cupra R310 WCE

Posted: 09 Nov 2010 08:29 AM PST

The Seat Leon Cupra R310 WCE is a model in a limited edition dedicated to the Swiss market. Derived from the Leon Cupra R was created to celebrate the 2009 World Touring Car Championship title, has a specific graphics for the body and especially offers a 2-liter TSI processing carried out by the tuner ABT, which brings the power to 310 hp well: top speed climbs to 270 km / h, while the 100 km / h are reached from standstill in 5.8 seconds.

The 200 units planned, all in black, offering standard bi-xenon headlamps, alloy wheels, Recaro seats upholstered in leather and alcantara, touch screen multimedia system, cruise control, ESP + TCS + XDS and six airbags at a price of 44,900 francs plus tax which is about 32,600 Euro.

2011 Peugeot 508

Posted: 09 Nov 2010 08:27 AM PST

The Peugeot 508 will debut at the upcoming Paris show and she is waiting for a wide range of power: it is now certain the presence of a hybrid version of the schema HYbrid4 with the PSA group, presented the Concept 5: the 2-liter diesel 163 hp Euro 5 will in fact be combined with a 37-hp electric motor, which can work alone to travel to or work with the zero-emission combustion system for an intelligent all-wheel drive, even with reduced emissions by 99 g / km.

The 508 will also feature the 2-liter diesel 163 hp and the new twin-turbo 3-liter V6 243 hp, while among the petrol price will certainly be in the 1.6 THP 156 hp fitted on most cars in the group. After the Paris debut of the saloon, we have to wait at least until the 2011 Geneva Motor Show to see the station wagon.

2011 Lancia Ypsilon

Posted: 09 Nov 2010 08:25 AM PST

Not until the late 2011 debut, inguaiata as in the controversy for the future establishment of Pomigliano. The new Lancia Ypsilon subcompact is stateless, with no certainty of having a home or Tychy plant in Kragujevac in Serbia owned Zastava. These uncertainties have delayed development as compared to the initial estimate (Frankfurt Motor Show 2009), forcing the current generation to occupy the lists in an amount not budgeted. Including the period of cohabitation, replicating the operation of “low cost” Punto Classic-style Grande Punto.

The renewed Lancia Ypsilon – immortalized in the new photos – will have the same size as the current generation, with five doors to provide a break and pitched roof design inspired by Delta.

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