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Mercedes Class E 4Matic

Posted: 21 Nov 2010 03:12 PM PST

With the new Mercedes E-Class 4Matic range of wheel-drive vehicles from the German is finally complete. With this news comes at an altitude of 11 models of Mercedes-Benz all-wheel drive available. With 4Matic name list are in the C-Class sedan and station wagon, the E-Class sedan and station wagon, the S-Class and R, is available with a long wheelbase that short wheelbase and CL-Class, GLK, ML, GL and G . The 4Matic all-wheel drive now cover 20% of the Italian fleet branded Mercedes, a good result from the presentation of the first 4Matic, which took place at the Frankfurt Motor Show in 1985.

The E-Class has just shown off its new guise, more modern and attractive, and the range of optional features is becoming more interesting. Among the last Mercedes car accessories designer, we came across the post Hotspot, the perpetual connection to surf inside the car, also available on the E-Class sedan and station wagon.

You can switch from rear-wheel drive only with an addition of 480 euro on the price list. The option will result in the E-Class and E Class Station Wagon an increase in vehicle weight between 50 and 70 pounds. This is relatively low, for a four-wheel drive, the 4Matic system is one of the most advanced on the market today. E ‘light, compact and performs well even in reduced consumption. E ‘calibrated for maximum ride comfort and is available with both petrol and diesel.

Koenigsegg CCXR

Posted: 21 Nov 2010 02:37 PM PST

Bologna Motor Show is also home to the Koenigsegg CCXR supercar for the first time to “visit” to Italy with his team. The car was made immediately noted for his line stretched and exaggerated, as well as for its performance, thrilling. To tell the truth would be almost unbelievable if we had not been used in the meantime other supercar worthy of a comparison with the CCXR.

Lately we have been able to meet some other car of the same caliber as the Bugatti 16C Galibier or the Keating TKR, the fastest car in the world (419 km / h) as seen in the last test in Salt Lake in California. Both amazing performance, with respective power equal to 1,001 and 1,800 horses.

At the 2009 Motor Show the new Koenigsegg CCXR is on display in Hall 32, stand-Italian Loris Bicocchi Academy Automotive Engineering. They are dealing with final testing of the car, just like they did with other dream cars including the Bugatti Veyron and Pagani Zonda. The same Bicocchi Loris is on site to explain to visitors the characteristics of the models that over. We see the performance of the new Koenigsegg CCXR. The car reaches 417 km per hour (two less than the Keating record) and sprints from 0 to 100 km / h in just 2.9 seconds.

Mitsubishi RVR

Posted: 21 Nov 2010 02:35 PM PST

The mystery of the Mitsubishi SUV. It’s the new Mitsubishi RVR, which the House has just released a few images. ‘S ready to land in Japan next spring and later in other markets affected by Mitsubishi, including Europe and Italy. Aesthetically it is pretty nice, if you want even elegant.

It looks like so much to render we’ve seen recently, when describing the mystery of the car Mitsubishi Crossover 2010. The official photos so do not disappoint us if we liked the render – and we liked – we also like the final version of the crossover / compact SUV in Japan.

The RVR is 4.3 meters long, not so much an SUV, and will be powered by a 1.8-liter MIVEC. It will be available, at least for Europe, a diesel engine of same displacement, capable of approximately 130 horses. The new Mitsubishi RVR will have four-wheel drive, electronically controlled and will borrow the most advanced technologies from other Honda models such as the dual-clutch gearbox that we find for example in the Lancer. For now you do not know details, but you can go further with the hypotheses. The SUV / crossover comes from the Mitsubishi Concept-X concept car presented at the Frankfurt Motor Show two years ago, in 2007.

Gonow GX6

Posted: 21 Nov 2010 02:33 PM PST

Chinese brand specializing in off-road vehicles. On display are in the foreground Gonow GX6, together with two pick-up and Gonow GA200S Gonow GA200. In addition, the Motor Show 2009 is also the launching pad of the new proposal designed for the market of the Old Continent, the Gonow GS2.

The first and last model in the category of SUVs, although in terms of size and performance may be mistaken for pure off-road.

Probably not long ago would have recognized this brand, very young compared to the Houses competitors, mainly American and European. Zhejang Gonow Auto born in China in 2003 and lands in Europe and in Italy in 2007. He is a valued and popular brand in home country, although still difficult to take off here. That must be why the Chinese House did not let up the chance to get a bit ‘under the spotlight with the 2009 Motor Show.

We see the main proposal, the SUV Gonow GX6. This is a big vehicle, almost 5 meters long (490 centimeters) with five convenient locations. E ‘driven by a 4-cylinder petrol, a 2.0-liter, 124 hp. You can easily switch between the front wheel to the full. Certainly should not have great ecological qualities, because the C02 is not specified, it is instead offered the possibility to opt for the hybrid version, mid-fuel LPG, the Ecomode. The two pick-ups are available in Ecomode, the first is a double cab, GA200, the second – the same model – is a single cabin.

Nemesis Electric Sports Car

Posted: 21 Nov 2010 02:24 PM PST

The 48 year old entrepreneur Dale Vince has commissioned a team of engineers the design of a Lotus Exige on an electric sports car, bought second-hand and then called Nemesis. The engineers have taken to extending the platform 9 cm, replacing the tank engine and electric traction and the need for changing some parts of the body. Nothing striking or innovative, if not for the method of payment: Vince has in fact received a government contribution of 400,000 pounds (470,000 euro) through a grant of funds applicable to the British Government’s Technology Strategy Board, which was introduced by the British government support for individuals and commercial reality in developing solutions and eco-friendly technologies. Dale Vince has had to shell out so “only” £ 600,000 to complete the transformation. According to the notice of the Nemesis accelerates from 0 to 160 km / h in 8.5 seconds and reaches a top speed of 217 km / h and mile runs 100/150 (161/241 km) with a charge, while the time required for the time necessary for recharges the batteries ranges from 2 hours with high-capacity electrical system at 8 / 9 hours with standard network. The Nemesis will be unique.

Wheego Life EV

Posted: 21 Nov 2010 01:43 PM PST

The EV electric Wheego Life was presented at the show in Los Angeles. Hard not to notice the extreme resemblance to the Smart ForTwo and the curious from BMW steering wheel, however this car American of Chinese origin, is the American market with leather interior and standard CD player and air conditioning offered as an option to 1500 €. The lithium-ion batteries power a motor 30 kwh to 20 hp and 129 Nm of torque and the car, which weighs 1210 kg, thus reaches the 105 km / h, with a range of about 160 km.

The EV Life will be offered in the U.S. market to $ 32,995, excluding incentives, a figure very similar to that of the more spacious and technological Nissan Leaf, but has recently been the focus of a curious dispute with the White House said Weego in fact ‘ Last summer’s successful first to market a power series in the United States, claiming that the order of 100 units promised in March 2010, the White House for President Barak Obama of the same item. In reality Leaf Nissan and Chevrolet Volt are also the first to arrive, but at the same time has not yet been announced the government’s decision regarding the purchase of fleet vehicles.

Mazda CX-3

Posted: 21 Nov 2010 02:42 AM PST

Mazda is working on a compact SUV derived from the Mazda 3, which will come on the market in 2011. Could adopt the name CX-3 and above will be equipped with new engines and G-SKY SKY-D diesel fuel and submitted to the Tokyo Motor Show, combined with the equally innovative SKY-speed automatic Drive. Desirable four-wheel drive electric control but with only front traction, thus offering a wide range of attack and an attractive price.

The new CX-3 should raise some of the design themes seen in the latest concept car, also containing the total mass in accordance with the philosophy that apply to all new Mazda models. Designed for the global market, the CX-3 could be sold in Europe and the United States, even though the production is assumed only the use of Japanese facilities. The birth of the CX-3 should end speculation about future versions of 3-door and station wagon family 3: 5-door SUV and variants should be the only definitive


Posted: 21 Nov 2010 02:40 AM PST

In the early months of 2010 Spain will start in the marketing of the BYD e6 EV. This is an electric car made in China, with forms of MPV and cabin for 5 people. E6 The EV will be available in four versions, which correspond to four levels of power: 75 kW, 115 kW, 160 kW and 200 kW. The BYD e6 EV 75 KW will be equipped with a 102 hp electric motor, while the 115 kW version is driven by two electric motors: one front and rear 102 hp from 54 hp. Instead, the BYD e6 EV will be powered by a 160 kW electric motor more powerful 218 hp. Finally, the top of the range will be represented by the 200 kW version, equipped with the same engine of 160 kW combined with rear engine by 54 hp.

The versions with two electric motors have four-wheel drive. Like all electric cars, BYD e6 is characterized by zero-emission, while the only source of noise with their tires will be rolling. In addition, all versions will be matched to a CVT and the different engines will be powered by batteries fully recyclable. The autonomy of the BYD e6 EV will be 400 km, although not yet announced an official figure. Worthy of note are the performances: regardless of the versions, the electric MPV BYD will reach a top speed of 160 km / h and sprints from 0 to 100 in less than 8 seconds.

Although at launch will have no direct competitors, the BYD e6 EV will be included in a segment already occupied by traditional cars like the Renault Scenic, Toyota Verso, Volkswagen Touran etc. In fact, China’s first electric car is 455 cm long, 182 cm wide and 163 cm high. Instead, the 283 cm wheelbase of habitability provides up to 5 people, while the trunk is quite large with over 450 liters. As for prices, however, must await the arrival of the BYD e6 EV on the Spanish market and, for the moment, there is no marketing of this car in our country

Subaru Impreza Wrx STI Special Edition

Posted: 21 Nov 2010 02:37 AM PST

Subaru will present at the show in Los Angeles, the Special Edition Impreza, WRX STI-based and produced in an initial set of 125 examples and then become a permanent piece of the Yankees list. Special in name but in substance as well, since the only major change is represented by the Department refined suspension – thicker rear stabilizer bar of a 1mm, with stiffer shock absorbers in front of 16% and 29% behind – a peculiarity already reserved Spec-C introduced in the Japanese market.

The engine is rather confirmed in his power to 305 hp, supercharged 2.5 provided by the Boxer, which is paired with a six-speed manual transmission. Do not miss the accompanying technical Driver Controlled Centre Differential (DCCD) with manual differential-locking four-wheel drive to handle.

BMW M3 by Prior Design Wide-body kit

Posted: 21 Nov 2010 02:32 AM PST

The German tuner Prior Design has created an intriguing wide-body kit for the BMW M3: now the appearance of the powerful coupe reminiscent of that of the Motorsport M3 GT2 racing (actually the lack of hips was lamented by Many proponents of the model, nostalgic generation E46). The cosmetic preparation, which includes aerodynamic surfaces on the rear window and trunk, was produced in the composite “Duraflex”, lightweight and durable.

Obviously, with widened wheel arches have forced the replacement of both the fascia. The front is now equipped with air intakes that are more generous, perfectly matched with those of the new bonnet with vent “gills”. The proposal also extends the tuner all’assetto (spring-damper by KW) and the exhaust system. The wide-body kit is priced at 2999 euro but does not include the hood “fan” (1,390 euro) or the lip-spoiler (499 euro). The aerodynamic surfaces upright tail cost 299 euro each while to make sure the sports exhaust system are 1,499 euro.

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