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Pininfarina 2uettottanta

Posted: 13 Nov 2010 11:44 AM PST

The curtain rises on Pininfarina’s Geneva Motor Show 2010 and she appears, the Pininfarina 2uettottanta. The house, more or less a month ago he had anticipated this concept car with a little sketch comprehensive, stimulating our curiosity. That was a car that was waiting for the double purpose of celebrating two brands – and trademarks – have a birthday in 2010, Pininfarina and Alfa Romeo. The first task for eighty years, the second, born in Milan in 1910, exceeding the target of 100.

The name of the car is a double tribute, referring to the historic Alfa Romeo Duetto and eighty of the mark. At the Geneva Motor Show is one of the most admired, but the photos are not slow to explain why.

Pininfarina Alfa 2uettottanta is like you have never seen each other “forever”. Its charm is exactly halfway between past and future, where the features of Alfa draw the line tension between the two dimensions. Obviously, under the sheets is a whole other story. Technology does not want to leave, presenting a truly modern sports. Features a 1750 TBi, with rear-wheel drive and is equipped with an Alfa DNA, which select the ideal driving. The 2uettottanta presented at the Geneva Motor Show is 4.21 meters long, 1.80 wide and only 1.280 meters high.

Porsche 918 Spyder Hybrid

Posted: 13 Nov 2010 11:42 AM PST

Here is the Porsche hybrid house, awaited the Geneva Motor Show 2010. We talk about the Porsche 918 Spyder Hybrid you see in the picture. We will do a bit ‘of hard to concentrate on the technical aspects – primary in Geneva – rather than on the appeal. The plug-in hybrid car is equipped with a propulsion system performance and clean. Let’s see in detail what, exactly, is able to guarantee consumption of only 3 liters of fuel per 100 km of travel.

The engine is an eight-cylinder V, 3.4-liter engine. Two electric motors are coupled together are able to develop other 220 horsepower. All this ensures a true Porsche performance: acceleration from 0 to 100 km / h in just 3.2 seconds and maximum speed reached 320 km / h. With those consumers shriveled, what you ask for? According to drafts, the car can travel around the Nurburgring in just 7 minutes and 30 seconds. The engine is mated to a seven-speed PDK gearbox.

The electric motor powered by lithium-ion battery, is connected to a system for recovering energy during braking and water cooled. E ‘seated behind the passenger seat and concurs with its weight to the stability of the car. In all, the Porsche 918 Spyder hybrid presented at the Geneva Motor weighs 1,490 pounds, thanks to the use of ultralight materials.

Can be driven in different ways, depending on the flow label is meant to exploit. With guidance from E-Drive electric motors are used only for a maximum strength of 25 km. In Hybrid mode you can use both engines, with an eye to fuel economy, while the Sport mode Hybrid are the benefits to be favored. Hybrid Race With all the power it uses instead of the car.

2011 Range Rover Evoque 5

Posted: 13 Nov 2010 11:25 AM PST

Will be presented Nov. 17 at Los Angeles Motor Show the new Range Rover Evoque five-door. This model adds to the already well known coupe variant, to which it has a slightly higher roof. Available in both 4 × 4 × 4 and 2, the new Evoque expresses a character from real Range Rover, offering excellent performance on all types of terrain, including off road. This is more efficiency and sustainability unusual for a car of this segment. The interiors are well kept and luxurious than the coupe and the interior is more spacious and comfortable.

“The addition to the range Range Rover dell’Evoque 5-door – said Phil Popham, managing director of Land Rover – further enhances the appeal of our brand. Exceptional as the coupe version, the 5-door will offer customers new choices, greater convenience, versatility and flexibility. Dell’Evoque launch in 2011 will give new impetus to the Range Rover brand in the world. ”

The style is taken from the Land Rover LRX concept car with great attention to detail, comfort and performance, all of the features traditionally offered by the Range Rover brand. Even from the environmental point of view Evoque 5-door Range Rover is at the forefront: its CO2 emissions it may even drop below 135 g / km.

This car combines the comfort of a sedan with the versatility of a station wagon and the provision of a sports car, thanks to systems such as Adaptive Dynamics with MagneRide and the Land Rover Terrain Response. It will be available from the summer of 2011 in 160 countries.

Seat Leon 1.6 TDI CR ECOMOTIVE DPF

Posted: 13 Nov 2010 08:08 AM PST

The list of the Seat Leon has undergone a makeover in an ecological sense. One of the engines included in the unprecedented range, certainly the most eco-friendly, is the Seat Leon 1.6 TDI CR DPF ECOMOTIVE. The history taught that which has the lists of most popular car or almost always include a special version of a sporty, a phenomenon not alien even to the city car segment. But this is the future, and the course of events is taking us in a direction parallel versions of the echo, economic and ecological.

We have recently seen the Audi A3 1.6 TDI e, Citroen HDi DS3 So Chic 99 and the Ford Focus ECOnetic, two examples of environmental ramparts list. These versions combining the stock of technologies invented to reduce harmful emissions and increase the autonomy of the motor, the Start & Stop system best indicator of change.

Often the changes are not only technical but also involve the aesthetics, and to reduce air friction and fuel consumption becomes more aerodynamic. It ‘s what happens with the Seat Leon 1.6 TDI CR DPF ECOMOTIVE, which features a different grille and front spoiler under the floor of the car (fester unseen). Completing the look are 16-inch alloy wheels Endurance.

Thanks to the technologies included – start & stop, common rail, gear ratios longer aerodynamic kit – this version of the Seat Leon does not exceed 99 grams of carbon dioxide emitted per kilometer and is proclaimed champion of sustainability, while expressing the most of the power of 105 horses. The Ecomotive is available in Candy White, Black Magic, Luna Grey and Red emoción.

Hyundai i-Flow

Posted: 13 Nov 2010 08:05 AM PST

At the Geneva Motor Show 2010 Hyundai came up with two concept cars, the Hyundai i-Flow and ix35 FCEVO. While the second is based on a technology not immediately applicable (hydrogen), the first is a “simple” hybrid. What makes us think that we will see on our roads as it is its concept car look. However, the i-Flow is not just an exercise in style. Hyundai will make a commercial product as soon as possible, since it plans to equip the price of a new representative of the D-segment – the new Sonata, or better, the i40.

Aesthetically, the Hyundai i-Flow continues what has already been initiated by Hyundai ix35, the SUV presented at the last Motor Show. E ‘Fluidic Sculpture keyword of the new design center for home Hyundai, a name that fits perfectly with the design of interior and exterior of this sedan.

And ‘as if everything was put to swirl – see the bridge – and then to solidify control. It ‘s long 4.780 m wide, 1.850 and 1.420 meters high. From a technical standpoint, the i-Flow is an ecological car, as you might expect. The sedan is equipped with a diesel four-cylinder and 1.7 liter engine, with turbocharger.

At his side grinding power an electric motor with lithium batteries. The propulsion system is combined with a dual-clutch gearbox with six speeds.
Thanks to hybrid technology, the Hyundai i-Flow is capable of consuming only 3 liters of fuel per 100 km and emit up to 85 grams of CO2. To maximize efficiency, the car was built with ultra lightweight materials

Opel Antara Front Wheel Drive 2.0 CDTI

Posted: 13 Nov 2010 08:03 AM PST

The Opel Antara widen the price list with a new entry level on the front of the diesel engines, the Antara 2.0 CDTI Front Wheel Drive, which stops in the second position, 2.0 CDTI. Lately the updates list affecting more and more often the basis of the same: new entry level with smaller displacements compared to a number less than horses. All this is topped with an efficiency of higher level, which ensures lower fuel consumption and harmful emissions than the previous base engine. Again we are faced with a lighter and more efficient engine.

In terms of diesel, the engine is slipping 2.0 CDTI Edition Plus 2WD, capable of 126 horsepower. For the same capacity the new engine promises a higher power of 24 horses. The new 2.0-liter engine is mated to a five-speed manual gearbox and particulate filter as standard. The cumulative change is able to guarantee a reduction in fuel consumption and emissions, in proportion to the increase of power.

With the introduction of the new Front Wheel Drive 2.0 CDTI Opel Antara took the opportunity to make more palatable the entire list, by making a general reduction in prices. The Antara is treated similar to that offered in December to the Opel Corsa, a curtailment of the general price list.

The price cut is equal to 1,700 euro for the range Front Wheel Drive and 2,000 euro for the All Wheel Drive. The price list so that part of the German SUV 23,500 euro including VAT for the entry-level version, the Opel Antara Edition Plus 2.4 16V 2WD 140 hp.

Lexus IS 350C F-Sport

Posted: 13 Nov 2010 08:01 AM PST

It ‘s just for America this special version of the Lexus IS, 350C F-Sport. We start the engine. The 3.5-liter, 350 horsepower is not even included in the list ours, which are the most powerful engine with 208 horsepower 2.5-liter and 5.0 423 (the latter only for the sedan). In the United States will instead be on sale in limited edition version is also a sporty character. It features several changes, mainly focused on the aerodynamics and pure aesthetics. We find the first lowered compared to conventional 350c, a couple of inches.

The engine is mated to a six-speed automatic transmission is already a C The IS coupe / convertible by the sleek and trendy sports, although it is not so short (4.59 m) and even light (up to 1,700 pounds for the Lexus IS F), low and stance (as the IS F) combined with other aesthetic solutions accentuates the sporting alloy wheels from 19 inches to the redesigned front grille, to the F-Sport logo printed on different parts of the body and of ‘ interior.

For the benefit of the line, the developers have sacrificed the habitability of the three rear passengers – two in the version that became F. Even for this limited edition, too bad for luggage, for which there is plenty of room to take them. The Lexus F-Sport IS 350C will be produced in limited edition: only 100 customers will be able to have it.
In the United States fixed the price is $ 58,000, which is more or less than 43,000 euro at current exchange rates. Slightly more than Lexus IS 250 F-Sport version and a little more luxury.

Renault Gamma Ecobusiness

Posted: 13 Nov 2010 07:55 AM PST

Renault launches range Ecobusiness, a family of environmentally friendly cars: nine cars representing its segments to meet the different needs of professionals. They declined in the low-emission version Renault New Clio, the Megane New, New Laguna sedan and 4CONTROL Estate, the New Scenic, Scenic Minivan X-mod and Renault Kangoo. Each type of company will have a wide range of vehicles with low operating costs, for ecological and economic mobility.

Maintains the reliability and safety of Renault vehicles, always at the service of those who work. “The message we want to convey today,” said Nino Colicino, Renault Fleet Sales Manager Italy, “is that, in full consistency with the route taken so far by signing eco2, thanks to the efforts made by Ecobusiness we are able to respond to to the needs of every entrepreneurial, from sole proprietorships to large corporations. ”

Even companies in the choice of fleet service, they care about the environment and reduce fuel consumption and emissions. Three engines coupled with the nine models described above: eco2 engines, petrol or diesel with particulate filter, including for example the 1.5 dCi 85 hp of the New Clio, with emissions less than 140 grams of CO2 per kilometer; 2.0-liter engine with 150 hp dCi particulate filter fitted to the Renault New Laguna, and finally, the LPG-powered engines, available at the time of that in the aftermarket for all models in the range ecobusiness, excluding New Laguna.

Jaguar XF Stealth Edition

Posted: 13 Nov 2010 07:49 AM PST

Due out in March, the Jaguar XF Stealth Edition, limited edition fine sedan. The XF stands out in the English family for its sleek lines and less traditional, then resumed in some parts of the XJ big sister. The Stealth Edition is designed specifically for the Italian market and will be put on the market in the coming weeks. This version is equipped with a diesel S with 275 horsepower, capable of reaching a top speed of 250 km / h and sprints from 0 to 100 km / h in 6.4 seconds.

Not bad for its 1820 kilograms. The Stealth includes different packages as standard, options for the other versions, the three Sports Packages Sports Pack, S reserved for diesel engines, the navigation system.

Aesthetically, you can see the 20-inch alloy wheels, a new front bumper el’alettone back. The color with which it is presented is the Ultimate Black metallic black. Within this Jaguar Xf are sport seats with memory, adjustable in 18 positions and 14 for the driver and front passenger. Dashboard and other interior furnishings are complemented by Piano Black wood trim designer, exclusively for the Stealth Edition.

Citroen DS3 Yves Saint Laurent

Posted: 13 Nov 2010 07:45 AM PST

The Citroen DS-3 has just arrived and already starting to have fun. Unfortunately, it has only been carried out for the lucky few Citroen DS3 Yves Saint Laurent, and will never be sold on the official list. This is a special customized version of the famous French fashion house, and made at the Paris exhibition dedicated to the designer who died in 2008.
The car has had the honor of accompanying the most distinguished guests at the event.


The city car that is more snobbish alloy on the market once again his name to a fashionable event. The Man was the first Fashion Week, with which we open the opportunity to bring its values to those of fashion: the Citroen DS-3 has a strong personality, is comfortable but the original French but European, can easily be “worn” but not is granted. Yves Saint Laurent version is recognized by the press on the roof of various types and combinations of different colors.

We saw it in action March 10, when the exhibition on the biography of fashion designer has been opened at the Petit Palais in Paris. The exhibition’s guests found the creations “stage” that marked the career of Yves from the 50s to modern times. The cabbie is set to become the muse of other ideas, events and initiatives, including those already marked quote the Photo Competition “Just One”.

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