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Renault Twingo GT Gordini

Posted: 16 Nov 2010 11:16 AM PST

Gordini Renault Twingo GT, the new sports version of the French supermini that combines the most handsome RS Gordini. The Twingo GT is offered in Italy, Gordini engine TCe petrol 1.2 16V 100 bhp and is on sale at the list price of 13,450 euro. The car is recognizable by the new Renault Sport seats with cushions and covered with reinforced side upholstery mixed Black and Blue, plus find diamonds “Turini” 15 “in black.

The standard equipment includes automatic climate control, sliding rear seats and independent, limiter and cruise control, radio with MP3 connectivity, Bluetooth, speakerphone function calls, voice recognition, streaming audio and feature Plug & Music. The range of colors including metallic colors Blue and White Nacre Malta, the more opaque color Ice White with bands and special exterior metallic gray. With 132 g / km of CO2 emissions, the Renault Twingo GT Gordini eco2 belongs to the range of low environmental impact.

Skoda vRS S2000 Rally Edition

Posted: 16 Nov 2010 10:58 AM PST

Skoda will produce a special edition of the car that won the Intercontinental Rally Challenge 2010 trophy. Of the eleven races in which the award, the Skoda team has won seven. To celebrate the prestigious result, the brand of the Czech Republic, but controlled by German giant Volkswagen, is putting into production at least 200 examples of the model of car that was victorious in the competition in question.

The new car will be called vRS and S2000 will feature a special paint, for the body, with different decals in sporty style. From the aesthetic point of view, the model of Skoda will also present the new alloy wheels 17 “.

Its engine is derived from Volkswagen, TSI of 1.4 cc, turbocharged, which develops a power of 181 horses. The transmission is manual or automatic Tiptronic, seven-speed, double clutch. His shot from 0-100 km / h through it in 7.3 seconds and reaches a top speed of 204 km / h. By the parent company of Skoda do know that the number of cars that will be allocated to the UK market, for example, is only 20 units, without being able to know what the price of the individual car.

In terms of equipment, in addition to derivation engine Volkswagen, Skoda vRS S2000 probably will have a cabin all ready for something kind of racing, with high-quality interior that will be allocated to the seats, wraparound, and instrumentation, from the color sports .

2011 Mazda2 Automatic

Posted: 16 Nov 2010 10:49 AM PST

A new automatic model is added to the range 2011 Mazda2. The four-speed transmission will be available on version 1.5 Activematic Japanese car. Other features of the new Mazda2 is more comfortable interior, driving experience and improved handling and greater sophistication. The particularly dynamic design includes a larger grille and an emblem Mazda more visible, such as the new course design by the manufacturer. Fog lights and new wheels give the car a sporty look.

“While maintaining the original character of the Mazda Zoom-Zoom – said Mark Cameron, Mazda UK sales manager – our engineers have responded to the feedback offered by the media and customers on our most popular model. They have developed new rear suspension to improve ride comfort and increase the adherence of the rear of the car, even on bumpy roads. ”

Even within the higher quality has been made, with finishes and decorations more carefully. The dashboard has been redesigned as well as the patterns and colors of the upholstery of the seats. The price starts at 11,700 Euros and includes the special model Tamura, who has been permanently introduced in the Mazda2 range.

“The new Mazda2 Activematic – added Cameron – tip with decision to extend the appeal of our smaller car. The different traffic conditions and the progress of technology of automatic transmissions are constantly increasing the appeal of this type of car. We expect a great response for the Mazda2 in 2011 with automatic transmission.

Mercedes Biome Concept

Posted: 16 Nov 2010 10:47 AM PST

Mercedes present the upcoming Los Angeles Motor Show a spectacular idea “supercar, the Biome Concept. Born in central California advanced design of the Star, the Biome bears the signature of Hubert Lee, the pen that created the new CLS 800 Style and F, the prototype was presented last March at the Geneva Motor Show.

The stretch of Lee is evident in the soft volumes, fluid and dynamic shared by the futuristic Biome to the other two cars, with which it shares the cockpit layout, which has four seats. The Biome is the proposal for the usual Mercedes Los Angeles Design Challenge, a contest that theme this year is the ‘Car of The Thousand Pounds “and will see the participation of parallel Maybach and Smart, with the DRS and 454 respectively.

The Biome, responding to the dictates of the competition, without the balance to the incredible value of 394 kg, it offers comfort for four occupants and above is able to meet current regulations that govern the passive safety crash test. The body is made from vegetables grown in Biofibre using methods completely “organic”.

Abarth 695 Tribute Ferrari

Posted: 16 Nov 2010 10:43 AM PST

Abarth will be present at the Bologna Motor Show with a preview of the national models 500C and Point Evo version of “SS” and the Tribute Ferrari 695 Modena in the brand new yellow livery which supports the already available Rosso Scuderia. Like the latter, the new paint on the Abarth 500 prepared by the Maranello is combined with the carbon side mirrors and details in gray stroke, such as wheels and front air intakes.

Inside, the details of Yellow Modena are visible on the seats’ Abarth Corsa by Sabelt “in black leather, with shell and seat base in carbon. In addition, the black leather steering wheel is characterized by yellow stitching. Under the hood the engine is mounted 1.4 T-Jet 16V 180 hp, combined with the MTA gearbox with electro-mechanical steering wheel controls. The 695 Abarth Ferrari Tribute is on sale since last July and has already collected more than 600 orders, half of whom came from the United Kingdom, France and Germany.

2011 Lancia Ypsilon Collection

Posted: 16 Nov 2010 10:40 AM PST

Lance and Chrysler will be presented along with the Bologna Motor Show: Lancia Ypsilon Collection will be unveiled 2011, latest update on the range before replacing with the new generation of the car. It will be available from February 2011, with new color combinations, new headlights and mirrors unpublished blacks. The features included will be called DIVA and Platinum: the first will Tecnocity internal fabric, while the latter propose Castiglio interior and leather in black or purple with contrasting stitching and matching ice bridge coatings. A total of 12 colors will be available for two-tone bodywork and 7 versions, with 2 matt. The Euro 5 engine range will consist of gasoline and 1.4 1.2 69 Cv 77 Cv bifuel GPL, with emissions of 114 g / km, while the 1.3 diesel Doing # 75 bhp with DPF reports a value of 109 g / km.

The booth also will be exhibited Lancia Musa 5h Avenue in the special two-tone white angel with black roof, with ivory Poltrona Frau leather interior and engine bifuel 01.04 Euro 5 77 hp petrol and LPG and Lancia Delta Hard Black, 1.8 engine with 200 HP Di TurboJet and 1.4 Multiair 140 hp.

Chrysler will instead be represented by a Grand Voyager Limited 2.8 diesel 163 hp and a 300C Touring SRT Design: it has 20 “wheels with 245/45 tires, sport seats in suede, carbon fiber trim, dark tinted windows, twin chrome exhaust, exterior mirrors and door handles in body color, UConnect multimedia system with GPS 20 GB hard drive and a 6.5-inch screen touchscrenne Sound System Boston Acoustics sound system. The engine used is the 3-liter CRD V6 218 hp, capable of 510 Nm of torque and matched to a five-speed automatic transmission.

2011 Volvo XC60

Posted: 16 Nov 2010 10:34 AM PST

2011 Volvo XC60 has the range, with technological innovations and equipment. Also for the Volvo XC60 will be available Pedestrian Detection in fact, the system can recognize the presence of pedestrians and operate the brakes independently up to 35 km / h through a radar, launched for the first time on the new S60 and V60 . XC60 had brought the debut of the City Safety system that prevents similar rear-end collisions at low speeds the brakes are applied, based on which the pedestrian detection was then developed. The XC60 is now also equipped with the latest version of the Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC), now capable of handling the distance from the cars and even up to a complete stop on the march in column, in collaboration with the automatic transmission. Unprecedented also front camera with 180 degree vision, which is useful in the case of limited visibility at intersections and parking lots.

Also new is the infotainment system, which is identical to the one presented on S60 and V60, with 5 or 7 inch screen built into a central console as amended, which now houses a new range of sound systems: the top of the range is the Premium Sound System , Class D digital amplifier with 5 x 130W, Dolby Digital, Dolby Pro Logic II Surround and 12 loudspeakers. For the XC60, as well as Volvo S80, V70, S60 and V60 T5 engine is also available 240 hp, with the new 2-liter turbo gasoline GTDi capable of 320 Nm of torque. In the case of crossover, the only possible combination is that with Powershift transmission 6-speed automatic, while the other models will be equipped with a manual transmission. The XC60 T5 Powershift declaring an average consumption of 8.5 l/100 km with emissions of 198 g / km.

Among the new smaller Volvo at home, we also upgrade the range of the XC90 SUV, with renewed Diesel 5-cylinder Euro 5 combined with the manual transmission. The XC90 D5 200 hp and 420 Nm, all-wheel drive, says the average consumption of 8.3 l/100 km, while the D3 163 hp and 340 Nm all-wheel drive just go down to a value of 8.2 l/100 km.

Citroen Berlingo XTR Theatre

Posted: 16 Nov 2010 05:23 AM PST

Citroen Berlingo XTR comes the Theatre, a new version of the French family space. The special series has a more generous standard equipment and some quirk dedicated to entertainment and sport. We are the first off-road features introduced with the XTR Series: Raised suspension of an inch on both axles, 16-inch wheels, plastic bumpers and shock-resistant self-locking differential. In addition, the Theatre offers a substantial package entertainment worthy of the name of this special series.

Starting from the installation DVD with USB input, DVX, Mp3 and SD cards, connected with a 9.2 inch LCD screen.
All this has a remote control for use inside the car, as well as wireless headsets can be connected with the audio system. That is essential not to disturb people’s hands on the wheel.
Even the interior design has some innovations, such as additional storage compartments and adjustable seats and folding. Series, among other things are six airbags, the safety latch for the rear seats.

The new Citroen Berlingo XTR Theatre is available at the base price of 19,795 euro, powered by the 1.6-liter, 120 horsepower, up to the maximum price of 21,745 euro for the 1.6-liter 110 hp Vti. In the middle are from the 1.6-liter VTi 90hp (20,645 euro) and the 1.6 VTi 90 hp FAP (21,145 euro).

Seat Ibiza Bocanegra Special Edition

Posted: 16 Nov 2010 05:16 AM PST

Only members of the Club can grab the new Seat Bocanegra Seat Ibiza Special Edition. The car, the Bocanegra as we have already learned, is the aggressive version of the Ibiza. E ‘driven by the powerful 180 hp 1.4 TSI, combined with a dual-clutch gearbox DSG 7-speed gearbox, with steering wheel controls. Visually distinguishes the front dark, in fact, the “boca negra”, as well as several details that underline the sporty character.

Like the 17-inch alloy wheels, the logo in a central position in the queue Bocanegra, tinted windows, mirrors blacks, adaptive xenon headlights and chrome exhaust pipe in the center.

The special edition was created to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Seat Ibiza, lucky two volumes in between family and sport. The first series was released in 1984, designed by Giugiaro. The car has seen some success, from first to fourth series, the latter based on his concept of the Seat Bocanegra, presented at the Barcelona Motor Show 2009.

To get it you must belong to Club Seat, order it at the official site and pay 24,990 euro. The special edition (and limited) is available in only two dyes, Dakota Red and White Candy, with a standard equipment in all respect.
Included, among other things we find Climatronic, ESP, xenon headlights and interior with leather and carbon.

Subaru Impreza WRX STI A-Line Type S

Posted: 16 Nov 2010 05:03 AM PST

Subaru seems to continually churn out special equipment for the model currently popular in the catalog, the Impreza WRX STi, the Japanese sporting lives on the pension of a spent at high levels in the competition rally and the world is greatly appreciated and considered by many to be true icon. After you have seen in recent days, the Impreza R205 comes another version of the hatchback that looks really out of a Tuning Factory, is the Subaru Impreza WRX STI A-Line Type S, it is an evolution of already well-known A-Spec Line presented in 2009.
The Type S is designed with the intent to provide an Impreza or even faster with an even sportier handling, but has been prepared with an eye to making the world of tuning the components that characterizes it and makes it even more exclusive .

From the photographs disseminated by the House of the Pleiades for this special we see a more pronounced front lip and wheels from an aggressive new design and finished with burnished color, from the races we can see the circles of the powerful air brake calipers painted in a bright color gold. Inside the car the Impreza the future owners will enjoy the comfort of beautiful Recaro seats covered in Alcantara, lined with fine leather are the steering wheel rim, the cap change and inner panels of the doors. To underline the sporty model of the bright red stitching adorn the seats, steering wheel covers.

Since it overlaps with the A-Line Impreza WRX STI A-Line Type S sees a unique combination of the famous boxer 2.5-liter and 300 horsepower with an automatic transmission with steering wheel paddle comfortable. Although this particular version of the Subaru Impreza, however, addressed only the Japanese market.

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