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Hyundai i40 for Europe

Posted: 23 Dec 2010 03:08 PM PST

Hyundai’s new flagship is ready, but we have to wait to see the upcoming Geneva Motor Show to be held in March, also are the Korean brand has decided to distribute the first official images also offering a preview technique. The name will be Hyundai i40 and will be presented on the automotive market in the first wagon version and then later sedan, but always by 2011. Designed and manufactured in R & D Center of Hyundai Rüsselsheim in Germany, the new i40 has a very particular characteristic: Hyundai is the first D-segment developed in Europe for European customers.

The hexagonal grid front combines with a dynamic design, which connects the lines throughout the car, giving it a decidedly sporty. The i40 will be marketed like any other Hyundai’s unique unlimited mileage warranty with Triple 5, which includes five-year warranty, roadside assistance and free checks. To demonstrate the great attention to the customer very often recognized and rewarded, which only increase the estimate of motorists against manufacturers who undertake certain initiatives.

Those of Hyundai, which has always been a well-established and in step with the times, are very ambitious targets for Europe, as also stated Allan Rushforth, Vice President of Hyundai Motor Europe, the Group intends to consolidate with the new i40 positive trend necessary to achieve the goals that were established in 2011. The production quality of the new i40 will also be used in the plans of the parent to support the development of brand image in Europe, obviously still trying to attract new customers.

2011 Renault Megane

Posted: 23 Dec 2010 03:03 PM PST

Renault has announced a renewal of the Megane range, reserved only to Italy. The Compact French thus enriched with a new production that will be called Attractive and adds to the coupe version of the Wave three engines: a petrol, the 1.6 110 hp and two dCi turbodiesel, the 1.5 110 and the 1.9 130 bhp. The renewal of the price list 2011 defines two levels of equipment: Attractive and GT Line, for the saloon and Sport Tourer versions while the Wave and are intended for the Coupe GT Line, also available with the sporty RS.

The restyling of the body of what was already a very popular car relates to the use of a new front bumper is distinguished by the shiny black coating of the shell of the mirrors. Attractive adds the level of the series 16-inch alloy wheels. The equipment of the interior complement the equipment on board as standard equipment on request unusual, as the TomTom integrated into the dashboard, with real-time updates on traffic, the search for points of interest via Google and the consultation of weather forecasts.

Department infotainment, as always very innovative and very level, it also adds the Hi-Fi Bose. As for the Megane model year prices are as follows: for the sedan will start from € 18,500 of the 1.6 110 bhp Attractive up to 24,200 euro for the 1.9 dCi 130 hp GT-Line, the Coupe is between € 18,500 of the 1.6 110 bhp Wave and € 29,000 for the 250bhp 2.0 RS. The Sport Tourer costs from 19,100 euro for the 6.1 110 hp € 24,800 Attractive to the GT-Line.

GTA Spano

Posted: 23 Dec 2010 02:54 PM PST

As reported by “Topspeed” GTA Spano will soon be available in the Spyder version and the version of R track. The U.S. site does not give other details about the two variations of the Spanish supercar. However, the Spyder Spano and Spano R should also be produced in limited series. In addition, the GTA Spyder Spano will also be equipped with the 8.3 V10 engine from 780 hp and 920 Nm of torque, combined with a frame made of kevlar, carbon fiber and titanium.

Meanwhile, GTA Motors has organized another event to Spano, the Ricardo Tormo circuit in Valencia. The GTA Spano – produced only 99 pieces – was carried out on the track by local pilots Aicart Jose Manuel Perez and Borja Garcia. The two riders were thrilled with the performance of GTA Spano, which we propose new pics.

Beetle Limousine

Posted: 23 Dec 2010 09:47 AM PST

New Jersey’s limousine Limousines Route 22 is on sale for a mere $ 45,000.Based on a Volkswagen Beetle 99, this six-passenger vehicle was built in 2001 and has been decorated with a shade of white paint and finished in gray leather interior with TV, mini bar, mirror on the ceiling and custom lighting. Ideal to bring to any American girl to her prom.

We do not know how you have felt the 2-liter Beetle all this weight gain, especially if mounted automatic transmission four relationships. What is very likely that Route 22 has improved the delivery of your braking system, stopping these kilos not be easy.

With over is and how much we appreciate carries bottles in the mini bar we can calculate that the driver needs a minimum turning circle of a mile will take about 30 minutes to go from 0 to 100 km / h.

New special editions from Aston Martin DB9

Posted: 23 Dec 2010 09:43 AM PST

Aston Martin has just introduced three new special editions of its Coupe and DB9 Volante models to celebrate the success they are having their customizations. These special editions have been the evocative names of Carbon Black, Silver and Quantum Morning Frost.

The first two (Carbon Black and Silver Quantum) in addition to its special paint colors are a set of specifications sporting new gas vents, grilles decorated in black, 19-inch wheels with 10-spoke leather-trimmed roof and some interior details polished glass. Weekend post

Morning Frost editing is decorated with a pearly white paint, alloy wheels 19 “new design, silver brake calipers and a center console in piano black decorated in contrast with the beautiful dark bronze finish an entire room .

All models feature standard automatic transmission 6-speed Touchtronic II combined with the powerful 6-liter V12 engine and 477 hp.In its country of origin are available from 132,525 pounds (157,000 euros) including VAT 20%.

Nissan Leaf Aero Concept

Posted: 23 Dec 2010 05:55 AM PST

The Japanese car manufacturer Nissan has just begun shipping the first electric cars made by Nissan Leaf launching the era of zero-emission mobility. Not satisfied, the company is ready to present a new prototype at the Tokyo Motor Show to be held in Japan’s capital in January. Designed to show a picture of the future of electric cars and driving sustainable, Nissan Leaf Aero Style Concept is one of the most exciting products that will be shown during the festival in Japan. In addition to this there are other special versions of Nissan cars.

The Tokyo Motor Show is an important opportunity for manufacturers and tuners who can expose the most futuristic solutions for future mobility. The Nissan Leaf Aero Style is placed perfectly into this philosophy, equipped with a large number of futuristic elements and components designed to improve aerodynamic efficiency.

2011 Mercedes C-Class facelift

Posted: 23 Dec 2010 05:52 AM PST

Three years after the introduction of the current series (W204), previously marketed in more than a million copies, make some corrections to the Mercedes C-Class variants in sedan and wagon body styles, available in dealerships from the second quarter of 2011. The German D-segment is recognized by the new grille and different headlights, LED daytime running lights on the bonnet and now aluminum, while the bridge gets new finishes and a pivoting screen but no longer fixed. The introduction of a new display is parallel to the launch of the renewed Online COMAND multimedia system, which allows you to surf the Internet and view maps for navigation in 3D format. It also offered the system developed by MAP PILOT Beker, less sophisticated and expensive solution of the COMAND system. Of standard or optional safety systems are ten including the Attention Assist and Distronic Plus

The re-Mercedes C-Class offers standard (in conjunction with any engine) the ECO start / stop and a decrease in fuel consumption and pollutant emissions up to 31%, favored by small actions to make more efficient and effective 7G PLUS-Tronic. The engine range consists of the 1.8 petrol (156, 184, 204 hp), 2.2 (120, 136, 170 hp) and 3.0 (231 hp) diesel, are enriched by the new V6 petrol version offered for the BlueEFFICIENCY C 350, which declares 306 hp (+14 compared to the previous unit) and 370 Nm (+5) consumption of 6.8 liters per hundred kilometers (-1.5). Even more virtuous than the C 220 CDI BlueEFFICIENCY, which requires less than 0.4 liter (4.4 l/100km) than the version today.

Subaru WRX STI tS

Posted: 23 Dec 2010 01:02 AM PST

At a distance of about ten days from the first teaser that portrayed the roof of carbon fiber (still the only image of the model), Subaru has unveiled the first details of the WRX STI tS, variant angry, “the reborn WRX STI, impreza sports car body in three volumes.This special edition, in addition to the aforementioned solution for the roof, take an aluminum hood, a brand new front splitter, the suspension tuning specific 18 “wheels Recaro sport seats and dedicated.

As the protagonist of the story, the engine will be present both four-cylinder boxer, is the 2.0 twin turbo 308 hp and 430 Nm for the Japanese market, the 2.5 turbo 300 hp and 350 Nm is already known in European markets. In terms of transmission may be one of the six-speed manual five-speed and automatism. The Subaru WRX STI tS will go on sale next month in Japan and will be “pulled in only 400 copies.

Mercedes SLS by Wheelsandmore

Posted: 23 Dec 2010 12:55 AM PST

Wheelsandmore proposes a new “program optimizing” for the fascinating AMG Mercedes SLS. The powerful 6.2 V8 from 571 hp the car was developed in order to maintain the philosophy of the engine: no turbo compressors or so, but a series of improvements to bring out the best configuration “sucked” at 8 V signed AMG.

Available then two steps of power, both more than substantial: the first gives the car 39 bhp (aAs a total of 610) while peak torque of 697 NM rears (+47), these numbers were obtained by careful processing electronics. But for the palates “purpose ” is the second step, which also includes power-exhaust system with a more open mufflers (made by hand and with a silencer electronically controlled valve), exhaust manifolds matched with increased section catalysts permissive (which make the sound more harsh and savage, reduce resistance and help reduce the temperature of the gas output). The optimization of the flows can gain 14 more hp (for a total of 624) and does get the maximum torque about 705 Nm Top speed is electronically limited to 323 km / h.

Volkswagen Golf R Stage 2 by APS

Posted: 23 Dec 2010 12:52 AM PST

The British ODA tuner has released technical data related to the “Stage 2″ development program dedicated to the Volkswagen Golf R: the power of the 2.0 TFSI increases from 272 to well 325 hp. If they earn 10 more with complete discharge. The latter include increased down-pipe (for connecting the turbine-catalyst) by Miltek catalysts, more open and a sports silencer with two exits from 100mm in black.

The interesting possibility of having a controller for Haldex four wheel drive system that allows operation of 4 wheel drive in three preset modes. The new structure includes lowered springs, or alternatively, a complete set by KW adjustable to 8 positions. The brakes can be fitted with a Brembo wheels while you can opt for measures 18 and 19 ‘Toyo rubber. Soon it will be available “Stage3″ to squeeze the 2.0 to over 350 hp. The price for the Stage 2 starts instead from 1800 €.

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