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2011 Ford Focus

Posted: 17 Nov 2010 08:24 AM PST

The 2011 Ford Focus will have a version of electricity for the U.S. market. The announcement was made by U.S. manufacturer has also specified what will be the first markets in which the zero-emission car will be sold in 2011. There have been no reported data on the autonomy and performance of the car, which is powered by an electric drive with a lithium-ion battery for 23 kWh. The Ford Focus power will be realized by using the same platform as the Ford Focus 2011 standard.

“There is great excitement and enthusiasm in America for the Focus electricity – said Mark Fields, Ford president of America – We want to satisfy this passion by building our first 100% electric car for passenger transport, making it available for the greatest number of lead markets as possible. ”

The first city where the Ford Focus 2011 will be sold electricity are Atlanta, Austin, Houston, Boston, Chicago, Denver, Detroit, Los Angeles, San Francisco, San Diego, New York, Orlando, Phoenix, Tucson, Portland, Raleigh Durham, Richmond, Seattle and Washington.

“This is the first step – Fields added – to the marketing power of the Ford Focus. While the country continues to develop the infrastructure to recharge batteries for vehicles, the demand for our cars is growing. Ford will continue to evaluate additional markets to make the car available in other cities across the nation. “

Ford Focus Race Car Concept

Posted: 17 Nov 2010 08:16 AM PST

The new Ford Focus is a world car, the most eloquent symbol of the strategy “One Ford,” which will bring the American manufacturer to offer increasingly similar to each other on the various global markets. The same philosophy will inspire competition models that will come from her: this will demonstrate the Focus Race Car Concept, prototype unveiled today at the Los Angeles Motor Show.

The proposed Blue Oval hidden under the hood on an enhanced version of the new 2.0 turbo EcoBoost, a unit that equips the new Focus ST and that employment in that delivers 250 hp. For the remainder of the technical package includes adjustable shocks AST, 18 “wheels in anthracite color, Ford Racing adjustable anti-roll bars and front brake discs 320 mm with calipers racing. The interior is characterized by the FIA approved full roll-cage and Recaro seats with six-point belts.

Focus Race Car Concept will not remain a futile exercise to show. As I said, she will come to life models to compete in several rounds around the world. His debut on the track will be the first race of the BTCC next season, but it seems that the model will also be entered in next 24 Hours of N├╝rburgring. The experience will be accumulated between the curbs will be used in the definition of the Focus ST road.

2011 Volkswagen EOS

Posted: 17 Nov 2010 06:39 AM PST

Volkswagen uses the Hall of Los Angeles (19-28 November) to launch its new Eos convertible compact model par excellence of the German manufacturer. This model will differ depending on engine is destined for Europe or America, the American version by mounting the 2.0 TSI 200 hp 6-speed DSG gearbox, while Europe will be offered three TSI engines (petrol) and TDI direct injection diesel . The 2.0 TSI versions in Europe can also incorporate dual-clutch change.

With a renewed look, both inside and outside, the Eos enjoys technologies such as the closure of the roof (CSC) for lremoto controlled by the access system “Keyless Access.” Read

2010 Renault Koleos Bose

Posted: 17 Nov 2010 06:14 AM PST

Renault Koleos Bose is a new special display dedicated to the crossover and built together with the famous French manufacturer of hi-fi systems. Bose has built a plant dedicated to the Koleos model year 2010, a Twiddler neodymium center dash, two tweeters on the sides, four neodymium speakers for each door, a woofer in spare wheel compartment, Bose sound system and a Digital Processing 8-channel equalizer.

The car is recognizable for the tinted windows, bars on the roof, brushed finish of the grille and wing mirror for 18 “Austral. The Bose Koleos is available in pastel colors White, Black Moolight, Black Metallic and Lava Grey. Building on dell’allestimento Dynamique, the car features standard ESP, Tom Tom Navigator, cruise control, rear parking sensors, Easy Access System, Aux and USB connectivity, Bluetooth hands-free system, leather interior and Black High fabric, trim dashboard shiny black leather steering wheel and gear knob, sill and automatic climate control and Bose badge. Prices range from 30,200 Euro for the version 2.0 dCi 150 hp 4 × 4, € 31,700 needed to purchase the Proactive automatic transmission with 150 hp or the more powerful 175 hp 2.0 dCi 4 × 4 with manual transmission.

2011 Porsche Cayman R

Posted: 17 Nov 2010 06:12 AM PST

The new mid-engined sports car is the Porsche Cayman that the House of R Zuffenhausen submit to the Los Angeles Motor Show. The main aspects of the new Porsche Cayman R relate to the weight and power, in fact, than the Cayman S, the mass is lighter than 55 kg and the power is higher than 10 hp. Data in hand, the Cayman R weighs 1295 kg and the 3.4 boxer 6-cylinder engine delivers 330 horsepower that provide the following services: 282 km / h top speed and 0-100 in 5 seconds flat. The acceleration drops to 4.9 seconds if the car is equipped with PDK, and even in 4.7 seconds with the Sport Chrono Package.

In addition, the R Porsche Cayman has lowered by 20 mm and the fixed rear spoiler. Aesthetically, the car is recognizable by the silver-alloy 19-inch, the frame of the canopy of lights and mirrors in black, plus Porsche as the writing side of black or silver depending on the color of the car. The Porsche Cayman R will debut on the market in February 2011 and will cost 69,830 euro in Germany, except of course optional.

2011 Mercedes CLS63 AMG

Posted: 17 Nov 2010 06:10 AM PST

Mercedes CLS63 AMG presents the show in Los Angeles. The eagerly awaited sports version of the hatchback coupe not disappoint, with refinements in design and technological features that encapsulate the best of recent creations AMG twin-turbo V8 as the M157 and Speedshift MCT 7-speed gearbox The car sports a revised aerodynamic than the other CLS, with front air intakes significantly larger, integrated LED lights front, rear extractor with 4 tailpipes and a small rear wing.

The system structure is managed by the AMG rear air suspension with Adaptive Suspension facilities and programs, Sport and Sport Plus, in combination with electro-hydraulic power steering, sport tuned by AMG, while the V8 is offered in two versions: 518 and 698 hp Nm of torque, capable of pushing the CLS from 0 to 100 km / h in 4.4 seconds with a top speed of 250 km / h electronically limited to 550 hp with 800 Nm of torque, thanks to ‘AMG Performance Package, which lowers one tenth of the acceleration data and allows you to touch 300 km / h restraint. Version Performance Package, recognizable by a carbon fiber engine cover, it reaches a pressure of 1.3 bar turbo, 0.3 more than the basic version. Faced with these performance improvements, the new CLS63 AMG waste the previous generation also on consumption, a reduction of 33% and reported preliminary values of about 6.8 km / l in city and 9 mpg in highway driving.

The transmission Speedshift MCT 7-speed automatic, with no torque converter integrates the stop / start, active mode C (Controlled Efficiency), while in nodality S (Sport) and S + (Sport plus) the management logic favors more the Driving pleasure and efficiency of the car. In M mode (manual) relationship management is delegated to the paddles on the steering wheel, while not missing the launch control system RACE START. The management of transmission is through the controls in the center console, similar to those already seen on the recent SLS AMG and E63 AMG.

2011 Cadillac Urban Luxury Concept

Posted: 17 Nov 2010 06:01 AM PST

At Los Angeles Motor Show, Cadillac presents the Urban Concept Luxury, Luxury Sedans bodied 3-door 4-seater cockpit and, true to the motto “small outside, big inside,” as pointed out by the designer Clay Dean. The Cadillac ULC is 384 cm long, 173 cm wide and 145 cm high, while the wheelbase measures 247 cm. The car comes with a sporty design, as evidenced by 19-inch alloy wheels and two doors with the opening up in Lamborghini style.

The Cadillac Luxury Urban Concept is a hybrid, whose scheme is composed of the 3-cylinder gasoline engine 1.0, combined with the electric engine, the Stop & Start system, the brake energy recovery device and dry dual-clutch gearbox . The Cadillac ULC is thus able to travel about 22.5 km / liter in the city and 26 km / liter in the mixed. Thanks to the glazing, the light dominates the interior, together with the high technology of the various devices on board. It is currently only a concept car, but it is possible that in future the Cadillac Luxury Urban Concept can be mass produced and marketed under the name ULS.

Ferrari California Limited Edition Cornes & Co

Posted: 17 Nov 2010 05:55 AM PST

The Japanese Ferrari importer Cornes & Co propose the California Limited Edition, a special edition with skirts, door handles, gas cap carbon fiber and special alloy wheels diamond. Only 10 copies will be made in detail four interior will be white with blacks, with 3 red and 3 red interior blacks with cream interior. The price was set at 26.5 million yen, equivalent today to around 235,000 euros, about 26,000 Euro Japanese than the list price.

This special series, which mechanically is not proposing any changes, seems to fill the void left by Ferrari, which has yet to introduce special versions of California, according to some advances were to be debuting a version with manual transmission is a sporty HGTE, but the Maranello has instead pointed at other solutions: the introduction of start-stop version of the Hele presented at the Paris show and introduced the new two-tone variations in the price list.

Mazda3 MZ-CD 1.6

Posted: 17 Nov 2010 05:50 AM PST

The current four-cylinder 1.6 diesel used by the Mazda3 will soon be replaced by a new more powerful and environmentally friendly, Euro 5 finally approved by the use of a new anti-particulate DPF filter that requires no maintenance or oil additive. The renewed MZ-CD 1.6 has 115 bhp (9) and 370 Nm (30 +) constant torque between 1,750 to 2,700 rpm, allowing the two-volume Japanese to reach one hundred per hour from a standing start in 11 seconds a maximum speed of 187 km / h requires only 4.4 liters per hundred kilometers. This new engine is also characterized by the presence of a variable geometry turbo and a different DPF equipped with oxidation catalyst that increases the combustion of particulate matter by increasing the temperature of the exhaust gas. There is also a six-speed manual gearbox instead of the previous five control grafts.

Yamaha YZ250F

Posted: 17 Nov 2010 01:57 AM PST

In the MX2 class one of the most popular motion is without doubt the Yamaha YZ250F, is further enhanced in the 2010 version, ready for a tough season of racing ever since. Yamaha YZ250F is equipped with a single cylinder engine, four-stroke five-valve, DOHC, 250 cc, with electronic fuel injection. The engine for the 2010 version has been revised and improved by acting on the carburetor, resulting in a bike more powerful at low and medium engine speeds.


The shape of the exhaust manifolds were changed, now with a new profile that gives more character to half past two in the house of Iwata.

The gear ratios have been revised for better management of the power output, while the chassis is composed of an aluminum frame with beam sides, redesigned specifically for the small YZ250F, the telescopic front fork with 300 mm travel, and the swingarm with range of 310 mm.

The braking system is characterized by a 250mm front disc, while the rear we have a disc diameter of 245 mm.

The handlebars are adjustable in four positions, while the newly designed seat was specially designed for the Yamaha YZ250F.

New for the 2010 version does not end here, several features have been designed to reduce the weight of the YZ250F, the protection for the motor is plastic resin, the oil tank is now more compact, the gear has a new design, protections for the brake lines are smaller, while the brake pedals are optimized.

The color range of the Yamaha YZ250F is composed of two colors, blue sporty Yamaha Blue and White White Competition.

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