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2010 Hartge Bmw Z4

Posted: 11 Nov 2010 01:23 PM PST

The German tuner Hartge has presented its line of accessories for the new BMW Z4. It is an aerodynamic kit, combined with new 20-inch wheels, mirrors with a shell made of carbon fiber, lowered by 15 or 20 mm depending on version, tailpipes and some accessories for the interior, such as sports pedals aluminum and a new computer with a scale up to 300 km / h.

Currently there are no announced kit to increase the power of a 6-cylinder engines, which will arrive in 2010, perhaps to those customers who have already purchased a Z4 and I want to bring benefits to those of the new Z4 sDrive35is, arriving at the Detroit Motor Show a few days.

2010 Geely Nanoq Electric Car

Posted: 11 Nov 2010 01:21 PM PST

China’s Geely submitted to COP15 in Copenhagen Nanoq the Electric Car. This is a prototype electric car in collaboration with the Danish Lynx, who supplied the engine and the lithium battery pack of new generation, called positive, with very short charging times and a very high level of security. The Nanoq has some similarities, especially in the back, with the Toyota Aygo.

The car reaches 130 km / h and an autonomy of 200 km, but were not disclosed other technical data. It could become a production model already in 2010: at that point would be given to Asian markets as Panda and European and American markets as Nanoq: Geely will in fact soon on the main external markets and in the meantime is completing the ‘ acquisition of Volvo by Ford.

Tazzari Zero

Posted: 11 Nov 2010 01:19 PM PST

Tazzari Zero arrives on the market, the small Italian electric car for sale from € 18,000. The list price refers to the basic version, already complete package of lithium ion batteries, 15-inch alloy wheels, leather steering wheel, aluminum pedals and a radio with MP3 player. The car was designed and built by the company Tazzari which is based in Imola, while the official debut of the Zero was held last December special edition of the Bologna Motor Show.

The Tazzari Zero is 288 cm long, slightly more than the Smart fortwo. Like the latter, is characterized by a body with two doors, two seats in the cockpit and the rear wheel drive. Instead, the overall weight of the Italian electric city car is 542 kg, including battery packs. The Zero has a top speed of 100 km / h, among other things, with an acceleration of less than 5 seconds, as specified by the manufacturer.

In addition, there are four driving programs, which varies depending on the autonomy of the car. In fact, using the most economical mode, the Tazzari Zero has a maximum range of 140 km. The batteries can be regenerated with a charge of 9 hours by simply plugging the charger to a normal standard 220V outlet.

Cadillac CTS-V Coupè

Posted: 11 Nov 2010 01:18 PM PST

“The Cadillac CTS-V Coupe bride advanced engine technology and bold design.” The general manager of U.S. brand, Bryan Nesbitt, certainly can not admit that the two are one in the function of the other: there were no “motorone, the bodywork would be questionable for his effrontery – and vice versa. The coupe reaches U.S. so its surface area, ascend to a zenith from which you can not go back.

Ordinary worries supercar, when under the bonnet lurks the V8 6.2 Supercharged already used by the sedan 564 horsepower and 747Nm of torque, ground trembles here from a six-speed manual transmission, available as an option, even an automatic Hydra-Matic, always six-speed transmission. The American sports also based on magnetorheological suspensions Magnetic Ride Control, developed to manage the set-up instantly in the manner of operation Tour and Sport.

Acceleration 0-100 km / h is then burned in 3.9 seconds, three tenths less than the sedan. From the three volumes also differ in the body of the car, not just to cut back: there is no B-pillar, while decreasing length (5.1cm) and height (also part of 5.1cm). The track, however, grows 2.5cm. Unchanged, however, the Brembo braking system with hidden wheels measure 19 inches.

The Cadillac CTS-V Coupe will be presented at the Detroit Motor Show. It will be available in dealerships starting next spring.

2010 Tata Pr1ma and Tata Venture

Posted: 11 Nov 2010 12:30 PM PST

The roundup of news from Tata New Delhi Pr1ma with the prototype, designed by Pininfarina. The Body Turin has designed a dynamic and sporty sedan, with the mission to identify future aesthetic dictates of the Indian brand. In particular, the spacious interior is defined – the wheelbase is 270 cm – and quality of care. There is no indication for a possible production.

Tata then presented the Venture minivan, the vehicle around corners to accommodate eight people with their luggage. Doubtful as diesel engine, from 1400cc and 69 horses. During 2010 will be marketed in India.

Bentley Continental Flying Spur Series 51

Posted: 11 Nov 2010 11:35 AM PST

After the Continental GT and GTC, Bentley Continental Flying Spur also expanded its range with an exclusive edition, the Series 51. This special display is also offered on the most powerful variant, the Flying Spur Speed.

The exclusive features of the Series 51 range from car seat for children in high-quality leather in a range of new, sophisticated types of wood for inserts, through the hoops to nine-spoke 19 “design, mostly, with a part in a matte finish. Do not miss the front grill in chrome finish or optional-among-the opportunity to order the brake calipers in blue tint.

With the launch of this new production, Bentley Flying Spur has all the range and Supersports versions of a new infotainment system with touch screen 8 “and 30 GB HDD. The new Flying Spur Series 51 will go on sale in March.

2010 Buick Regal GS

Posted: 11 Nov 2010 11:10 AM PST

Buick at the show in Detroit, the Regal GS. This is the umpteenth incarnation of Yankee sauce Opel Insignia, in this case in what we know as Insignia OPC. However, Buick has replaced the 2.8 V6 Turbo 325 hp version of the European Union with the 2-liter Ecotec Turbo, known for its implementation and Astra OPC Opel GT, in this case capable of 255 hp and 400 Nm of torque. The transmission is a 4-wheel drive with rear differential to control power, combined with a 6-speed manual transmission. The only information held about its performance is related to the acceleration: the Regal GS to 100 km / h acceleration in under 6 seconds.

The Regal GS is presented as a prototype, but it is logical to think that very shortly will become a regular model and marketed with a strong sporty personality: the structure shows the completely revised, the 20 “wheels with tires 245/35ZR 20″ , the interior with Recaro seats, Brembo brakes and the system with 4-piston calipers and 355 mm discs. The color chosen is the brand new Olympic White with satin-finished parts.

BMW Series 3 Gran Turismo

Posted: 11 Nov 2010 11:08 AM PST

Under the deceptive guise of this BMW 3 Series hide the mechanics and the chassis modified version of Gran Turismo, a sort of berlinone-MPV that will follow in the footsteps of the 5 Series Gran Turismo presented this year. With this model also anticipated from a graphic reconstruction, BMW heads straight to the market segment of the Audi A5 Sportback and intends to propose an original product, which attract a clientele similar to the current X3.

Coming to the spy photos that show you, you can see hidden object longer wheelbase than the 3 Series that we all know, a provision clearly designed to offer more legroom for those seated behind. Even around the luggage compartment can be seen accurate camouflage designed to hide the solution of the door, making this a five-door model in all respects.

Peugeot SR1 Concept

Posted: 11 Nov 2010 11:05 AM PST

Peugeot has just issued the official photos of its SR1 Concept, prototype by the fundamental meanings that will be presented next March 2 in Geneva. Home in 2010 will undergo a complete overhaul of the brand, through that same process of building that has benefited both her sister Citroën, not least in terms of perception.

And this Swiss SR1 prepared for the event is given the task of playing the position: she will lay down the law in style for all future models of the French, which, moreover, will also have a makeover of the historic Lion’s logo .

The SR1 is an interesting proposal for future eco-touring, driven by the powerful hybrid drive HYbrid4. The powertrain, consisting of a 1.6 THP 218 hp and a 95 hp electric motor mounted on the rear axle, is capable of generating the beauty of 313 hp maximum power output compared to just 4.9 l/100 km combined fuel consumption and 119 g / km of CO2 emissions, a value that is reduced to 0 g / km traveling in electric mode.

2012 Mini Countryman 4×4

Posted: 11 Nov 2010 11:04 AM PST

Mini Countryman of patents filed, the waiting SUV that we will see in 2010. As can be seen the drafts, the British brand has shown the car like Mini 4 × 4. Thickens as the mystery concerning the name of the new Mini model, presented in the Mini Crossover Concept at the Paris Salon of 2008, and recently there was talk initially Mini Crossman and then Mini Countryman. In addition, BMW has also registered the name All4 to identify the four wheel drive system to be adopted by Mini SUV.

Another mystery concerns, however, the various types of bodywork. In fact, since the presentation of the concept, the House had confirmed that the Bavarian Mini Crossover was the first car of the 5-door brand. But patents also cover the other two body variants: a traditional 3-door and one four-door, or with the particular Clubdoor, like the Mini Clubman. As for the external dimensions, the new Mini 4 × 4 should be about 4 feet long.

The Mini 4 × 4 will be officially presented at the upcoming Geneva Motor Show, scheduled in March. Soon, however, will begin production of the car Magna plant in Graz, Austria. Some elements of the Mini Countryman of the series are anticipated to be exposed Mini Beachcomber upcoming Detroit Motor Show. In addition, the concept car also anticipate the appearance of the new Mini Moke, waiting for 2012.

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