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AC Schnitzer BMW 5 Series Touring

Posted: 24 Nov 2010 12:02 PM PST

AC Schnitzer presents the kit for the BMW 5 Series Touring F11, the newest of the new 5 Series range, at the Essen Motor Show. The aerodynamics have been modified with a new front bumper with chrome grille, side skirts, rear spoiler and a new rear extractor, while the structure has been lowered with new springs. As usual, the choice for the alloy is very large, with models from 18 “to 21″ in silver model Type IV, Type IV Bicolor, BiColor forged Type V, Type VIII and Type VIII BiColor racing forged.

A mechanical level, the diesel versions are changed electronically: the 520d goes well at 218 hp, while the tap portion 525d 530d 245 hp and reaches 286 hp. For all there is also a special chromed exhaust with twin rectangular shape designed to integrate into the new rear bumper. For the interior are available Custom mats, sports pedals, carbon fiber coatings for the bridge and a specific command of I-Drive Custom AC Schnitzer.

2010 Great Wall

Posted: 24 Nov 2010 11:35 AM PST

The Great Wall brand Chinese port to the Bologna Motor Show, three new models. This is the pick-up 5 Steed, with a new supercharged 2.0 cc engine. In addition to this model, the brand of the Far East will lead to the international event is also the small Italian car, and the renewed call Voleex two-liter engine that equips the pick-up version of its off-road models. The drive home China’s ambitious and has the small car with a design Voleex courageous, able to accommodate 5 people.

Fair also the carrying capacity of the city car, with a capacity that reaches to 1,100 liters. The two engines are his, all Euro 5 compliant, designed and owned by the Great Wall brand. The first is a 1.5 cc engine capable of a power of 104 horses. The other has a capacity of 1.3 cc with 92 horses, both 4-cylinder 16-valve, double overhead cam head.

Their food is bi-fuel, petrol and LPG. The cars have a 5-speed manual transmission and the possibility of having a 6-speed automatic transmission ECVT electronics continues to change. As for the new pickup, the Steed 5 has a front extended, the new 2.0 cc turbo engine, as mentioned, and a relatively high torque. Its six-speed gearbox. The engine of the version to work, then, is the first 4-cylinder turbo diesel designed and built by a Chinese brand.

Its technology is very good, with double overhead cam head, common rail high-pressure, variable geometry turbo, the intercooler system and self-adjusting hydraulic tappets. In short, a really good product.

2011 Lamborghini Sesto Elemento

Posted: 24 Nov 2010 11:33 AM PST

The Sixth Element superb Lamborghini concept car, presented in the last Paris Motor Show, will actually be produced. Yes: The manufacturer has confirmed that will carry between 7 and 10 of these supercars. The enthusiasm of those who were ready to put hands in their pockets to pay some 2.5 million but was quickly subdued. The sixth grade will be produced so seriously, but only as a track car. This futuristic prototype will then be admired only on the track. A real shame.

Stephan Winkelmann, Lamborghini CEO, said: “We are currently testing the sixth grade and if all goes well we could assemble a small amount. In any case it will not be approved due to complications with accessories such as air bags. We will keep only for track use. ”

The Lamborghini sixth element is a new course in the philosophy of the Italian brand: to improve performance is not massively increase the power of the engines, but we need to work intensively on weight reduction. The new supercar in fact has a total mass of 999 kg by using a special material called Forged Carbon.

The car is so lightweight and is powered by the same 5.2 V10 engine from 570 hp and 539 Nm of the Lamborghini Gallardo. The result is acceleration from 0 to 100 km / h in 2.5 seconds. As the 2.5 million needed to buy it. If you have a such a figure and a track on which to run, then this is definitely the car for you.

2012 Next Porsche 911

Posted: 24 Nov 2010 11:20 AM PST

Unpublished spy photos for the new generation of Porsche 911, the number “991″, arriving in 2011 in Frankfurt (where we are certain will be the undoubted star of the show). The ingredients for the new generation will be a revised exterior styling and interior, 6 cylinder boxer engines more powerful, efficient, driving dynamics even more sincere and a sea of technology. A recipe that works for almost 50 years now. The rest of the team that wins, and 911 won both inside and outside the racetrack, you do not change.

From the technical point of view the car will share the front portion of the frame (and its schema MacPherson suspension) with the new Boxster, rookie in 2012. For the sector will be redesigned multi-link rear suspension and steering will make use of a building electromechanical. Even if the car will grow a few inches in length and width and will have a capacity of wheel rims, 20 ‘, the design will remain faithful to what we saw in the last half century. And God forbid! The distinctive features of the 991 lights will be re-used, the LEDs and mirrors relocated.

The line-up at launch will comprise the 3.6 direct injection 365-hp Carrera and 3.8 from 415 hp in the Carrera S. Both will be paired with a 6-speed manual transmission. On request, the PDK dual clutch. The adoption of technologies such as the Start & Stop and brake energy recovery system promises to reduce fuel consumption by 12% in the city cycle. Later versions will come anabolic Turbo, GT3 and GT2.

Audi Q5 Advanced and Q5 Advanced Plus

Posted: 24 Nov 2010 11:18 AM PST

Since the past few days you can order the Audi Q5 in Advanced and Advanced Plus, displays that allow customers to save 30% on the price of individual endowments. For 2,400 or € 2,250 (depending on engine, 4 or 6 cylinders) Advanced includes 18-inch alloy wheels, xenon plus headlights with LED daytime running lights, cruise control, audio system with Radio Symphony, rear parking sensors and some details of the body with glossy finish. Even richer the Advanced Plus (4,600 or € 4,450), which adds the navigation system with MMI, the Audi Music Interface, Adaptive Light System, and the leather sports steering wheel with three-spoke design. The first units will be delivered in January.

2011 Opel Corsa

Posted: 24 Nov 2010 02:46 AM PST

The Opel Corsa is renewed, with a slight facelift that will debut world premiere at the Bologna Motor Show. The Race 2011 has been amended especially in front, now comes with new headlights and bumper modified, but also introduces new techniques. Is in fact presented the new ecoFLEX 1.3 CDTI 95 Hp 190 Nm, with DPF system and start-stop series, capable of an average consumption of just 3.5 l/100 km and 94 g / km of CO2 with 3 doors and 3.6 l/100 km and 95 g / km for the 5-door. The Start-Stop can reduce fuel consumption by urban previous to the current 4.6 l/100 km 4.2 l/100 km. Remain unchanged technical changes to the chassis, the setup and the renewed buoyancy engines, made in model year 2010, with the petrol 1.0 12V 65 hp, 85 hp 1.2 16V, 1.4 16V 100 hp, 1.6 Turbo 150 hp and 192 hp OPC version of the 1.3 CDTI diesel and 75 hp, 95 hp and 130 hp 1.7 CDTI.

Also new alloy wheels, available in 6 versions and color combinations: for the body colors are introduced Guacamole white, green Grasshopper and daring Henna, Color Line and the unprecedented option allows you to combine longitudinal strips decorative, painted in the same Plain alloy wheels 17 “and fitting of mirrors. Also confirmed Color Edition versions, with roof and alloy wheels painted in black gloss, which will be available on many European markets following the success in Germany. Inside you can choose between the colors Charcoal Blue, Tabasco Orange and Steel Blue.

At the center of the dashboard, now finished with new materials, was added to the new Touch & Media Connect, with 7 speakers, 5 inch screen, bluetooth, Ipod and USB connection and integrated navigation system with European mapping, TMC, the search option traveled more “green” to reach its destination and can add new Points of Interest downloaded by the user.

Porsche 928 Bentley

Posted: 24 Nov 2010 02:44 AM PST

In an interview with “Autocar”, the President Matthias Muller said it was studying a joint venture between Porsche and Bentley. The two car manufacturers should share the task of purchasing and the platform of the Panamera, in order to increase synergies, economies of scale and reduce costs of design and production.

The joint venture between Porsche and Bentley will lead to the creation of new variants of bodywork for the Panamera, including two-door coupe heir to the 928, which we propose a new reconstruction graphics. Additionally, Muller has announced that they are studying other variants of the Porsche Panamera, as the long wheelbase version and even the station wagon or crossover. The House of Crewe, however, benefit from synergies with Porsche for the new generation of Continental models.

2011 Opel Corsa Facelift

Posted: 24 Nov 2010 12:28 AM PST

Four years after launching the first version of the Opel Corsa to submit a limited aesthetic upgrade, which will be shown in world premiere at the Bologna Motor Show (4-12 November) to debut later in dealerships from early 2011. The German utility – in the pictures is photographed at the Vauxhall brand version – can be recognized by the new bumper with air inlets for the headlights fitted with LED daytime hours and some unpublished chrome, also applied the recess (of new invoice) where the fog lights are positioned. There are also five new colors and redesigned alloy wheels with diameters between 16 and 18 inches.

Inside is the new navigation system “Touch and Connect”, with touch screen and Aux-in connection, USB and Bluetooth. The nine motors in this range do not receive any change after the upgrade was introduced last February for approval to take effect the Euro 5. According to reports from Autocar in the UK Opel Corsa facelift will be about 100 € more expensive than the version today.

2011 Mercedes B Class

Posted: 24 Nov 2010 12:25 AM PST

There still is little, but that first pic certainly a prelude to a long series of similar shots for the first time ever, the interiors of the future Mercedes B-Class have been plucked from the eye (and prying lens) of a photographer “spy “. The picture that we propose, as you see, was taken during a test phase at night.

With this photo, you can appreciate in particular the new layout of the center console, marked by three round air vents, and the presence of rotating the Comand controller, set up as models of higher category on the central tunnel.

Instead of the next Class A, which will take a much more sporty road, the B-Class MPV will retain the role of the house, although slightly more slender proportions of current. Its European market is expected to start in the autumn of 2011.

2012 Mercedes B Class F-Cell

Posted: 23 Nov 2010 10:54 PM PST

The rental fee of the Mercedes B-Class F-Cell will amount to U.S. $ 849 per month. The model fuel cell of the Star will be marketed overseas with a formula of three-year lease, under which the fee mentioned above is not inclusive of taxes. And while contemplating the fuel and insurance, the figure is still very high: as it was obvious, the small initial set of B-Class F-Cell will be limited to a score from good budget.

Especially since those who have ordered so far, did not know precisely the amount of the monthly fee: reservations were opened in early October, but has now been officially made known to the formula of leasing in all its details. Deliveries of this model with zero emissions will begin in late December, and 70 other pieces will take the road to Los Angeles and San Francisco during 2012.

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