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Audi A1 TFSI 185 CV

Posted: 27 Dec 2010 06:06 AM PST

The Italian range A1 Audio expands with the introduction of the 1.4 TFSI 185 hp engine. Of her we’ve already said everything at the last Paris Motor Show, but has now been announced price of € 26,500.Looking forward to an even peppered S1, this version of the A1 which will debut in Italy in February, is to represent the best of its current performance – 227 km / h, 0 to 100 km / h in 6.9 seconds – and equipment. Available exclusively in progress Ambition series offers the first S tronic double-clutch 7-speed, 17-inch alloy wheels, sports steering wheel, leather-wrapped, 3-spoke, multifunction controls and rockers for the manual transmission, the S line exterior package and S line interior, Concert radio, LED lights inside the package, the headliner in black and various colored elements made of a specific material. Remains unchanged, the long list of options and more customizations, of course, are paid separately.

Cylinder Works by Vertex Pistons

Posted: 27 Dec 2010 05:29 AM PST

Vertex Pistons, a company famous for the quality of its thermal kit, prepared a new set of accessories for both the bike for off-road ATV for the purpose of satisfying the needs of even the most demanding bikers and at the same time expand the potential customers.

By limiting the article to motocross and enduro, the new kit includes Cylinder Works cylinder head gaskets and piston complete, all made with the best technology company, resulting from years of experience in the world and every type of land and for each type of race.

Vertex Cylinder Works is available in two versions: the Standard Response or has a high compression piston and can replace the series of standard performance earning somewhat higher.

The second, known as Big Bore, has instead increased barrel diameter that can increase capacity and better performance of the engine also considerably higher.

The prices of these motorcycle accessories start at € 540 (excluding VAT) up, price is not exactly cheap but not out of the world and might therefore encourage more than a few off road maniac to make us a little thought for the upcoming spring.

The aftermarket does not end their strike and never to give great facilities for its two wheels so much that it has become important as manufacturers, with which cooperation agreements and supply are very close and increasingly involve both the generation the racing industry at the highest level.

2015 Hyundai ix35 Electricity to Hydrogen

Posted: 27 Dec 2010 05:23 AM PST

Hyundai ix35 Electricity

The Korean manufacturer Hyundai has announced it will produce a hydrogen-cell electric version of the Hyundai ix35 SUV. This eco-car will be introduced to the market in 2015, at the end of the pre-production testing. Will be 48 of the forklift vehicle to be subjected to experiments in South Korea, used directly by members of the government of the Asian country. Even before introducing the service in test cars, Hyundai had already carried out tests for more than two million miles between 2004 and 2009.

Powered by a 100 kW electric motor Hyundai ix35 FCEVO is powered by two hydrogen fuel tanks that allow the car to reach the 650 km range. Consumption, according to the manufacturer, are equivalent to 3.2 liters of fuel per 100 km for the same power.

The road tests of the new edition of the ix35 has been partly carried out in South Korea, partly with the help of the Learning Demonstration Program of the U.S. government. With this car, an SUV derived from the most successful of the last period, the manufacturer has taken another step towards sustainable mobility.

The Hyundai ix35 version FCEVO should be introduced on the market before 2015, when the basic model is in its sixth year of life. Most likely the manufacturer will carry out a redesign of the car before running the model hydrogen fuel cells.

Zero Emission City

Posted: 27 Dec 2010 05:20 AM PST

Zero Emission City is the first edition of an international project which aims to create a system of electric mobility in which the energy used by green media is generated from alternative sources. The event will take place in Parma 24 to 26 March 2011 and will host Electric Vehicle Show, in what is to become a green city with this important project, also to meet the needs of a plan that will lead to the creation of 300 charging points electric by 2015.

The aim of the event, organized by Senaf, who also received the patronage of the European Commission is to bring together the manufacturers of electric vehicles with public clients and private users, in order to best meet the needs of a market expected to grow especially in view of the limits set by European directives, which provide by 2012 to reduce emissions of CO2 120grammi. Date on which the car companies are preparing.

Would be more than one million Italians interested in electric cars, according to the report “The Italians and electric mobility: expectations and potential, and the data from this survey are recorded opinions favorable to the purchase of an electric car in percentages ranging from 12% of adults and 17% of the companies, not to mention, as very important, 14% of young people.

That of Parma will be an opportunity to make a point in the market for electric mobility at both national and European level through targeted sessions of workshops, where experts will answer technical questions and commercial customers and driving tests to test the vehicles. A major event to be added to a series of demonstrations and other events dedicated to ecology and environment.

Chevrolet Sail EV Concept

Posted: 27 Dec 2010 05:16 AM PST

During the Guangzhou Auto Show (21-27 December) Chevrolet first announced the specifications of the EV Sail Concept small car with electric traction made from traditional Sail. This car, developed in collaboration with the Pan Asia Technical Automotive Center (PATAC), uses an electric motor powered by lithium-ion battery that delivers 90 bhp and 220 Nm, ensures a maximum speed of 130 km / h for autonomy of 150 km. The U.S. manufacturer has also stated the Volt, set to debut in China in 2011 forwarded.

Volkswagen Jetta 2011

Posted: 27 Dec 2010 03:11 AM PST

Volkswagen has released prices for Spain of its new Jetta 2011. Remember that the Jetta was officially launched last July, and at that time were announced and six engines may be combined all of them (except the 1.2 TSI) with automatic gearbox 6-speed DSG (or 7-speed DSG TSI variants of 90 and 118 kW). All engines are Euro 5. Now Volkswagen has announced the availability of the model in Spain, whose prices start at € 21,180 for the 105 PS TSI variant, reaching up to 28,030 for the 2.0 TDI Sport finished in

Strand Craft 166

Posted: 27 Dec 2010 01:43 AM PST

The Swedish manufacturer of luxury yachts Desing Gray launches his new creation, the Strand Craft 166 (SC166), a spectacular yacht design that includes all sorts of technological advances.

The SC166 features a retractable roof on your deck, jacuzzi, radar, five double cabins with bathroom and every one of them can find anything from a TV iPad a 52-inch LED technology. Furthermore, in its belly hides a custom-built supercar. Weekend post

The car, creating the same Gray Design, is optional, and that instead we may keep a Ferrari or a Lamborghini. Gray Design The coupe is equipped with an engine of eight cylinders in V with a displacement of 4.3 liters. This vehicle is more modest than the one designed to form part of the former yacht of the firm (SC122), as the former had a V12 supercharged by a twin-turbo capable of delivering up to 880 hp.

The yacht has a series of gates that enclose the structure covering the parts that are not in use and allow you to maintain a more aerodynamic form and appearance of the most futuristic and mysterious.

The aft deck is made of carbon fiber has a bar, jacuzzi, red leather walls, chrome, polished aluminum, and optionally can be coated leather totalmete Samurai bulletproof.

As for the mechanics of the yacht, the two engines mounted M93L 2×4300KW MTU 20V4000 (2 x 5,700 hp) and an additional Vericor TF50 (5,500 hp). The set is capable of providing the SC166 a top speed of 40 knots and a cruising speed of 30 knots sustained.

Suzuki MR Wagon 2011

Posted: 27 Dec 2010 01:41 AM PST

Suzuki has among its Japanese catalog different models of compact vans, popular in Asian regions. Including his latest innovation is the MR Wagon, a model that will go on sale in Japan during the first months of next year but we can see in the image end, thanks to images, leaked, the official catalog of the mark.

Among the novelties of this version to highlight a longer wheelbase (the current model measures 2,360 mm, and the 2,425 mm), improved fuel consumption thanks to updated engine and a refurbished interior (more spacious, it is said .) And speaking of the engine, is an economical and robust (and small) of only 658 cc engine., which is associated with a CVT automatic gearbox. You can not require many features, but it sure is a pleasure to drive (if you drive calm, clear).

Toyota Hilux

Posted: 27 Dec 2010 01:36 AM PST

The Toyota Hilux, after crossing the North Pole and climbed the volcano in Iceland in April 2010 that blocked all of Europe, has made another great enterprise: the crossing of Antarctica to the South Pole Dispatch of NCAOR, the Indian National Centre for Antarctic and Ocean Research, was accompanied by four vehicles on a journey of 4.600 km. The Toyota Hilux, carrying students of the chemistry of snow, were altered to deal with the freezing and the path of conversion experts Icelandic Toyota 4 × 4.

The 3.0 D-4D engine has not been processed and the Arctic Trucks team has worked on the integration of a crane and an auxiliary heating system, equipment for excavators and the addition of protections. A number of the tires and fuel. The extreme climatic conditions and the environment have tested the cars generated by Toyota South Africa Motors and the results confirm the efficiency of the pick-up in situations of great effort, especially with regard to fuel economy as well as the ability to load and speed in the move. One of the most successful products of the Toyota Group.

The payload capacity has also added a trailer mass of 3 tons. The consumption of the car in fact have been reduced, despite the use of Jet 1-A, and despite the constant operation of the motor and heating system very powerful. The savings also decreased the fuel load to carry and stops. The journey has maintained an average speed higher than that achieved by any other shipment that is in similar circumstances and challenges of Toyota continue in other areas.

Aston Martin will build with Daimler Maybach ?

Posted: 27 Dec 2010 01:33 AM PST

Aston Martin could produce a new Maybach in partnership with Daimler. The news of advanced negotiations between the two brands will come from Germany, while the Financial Times argues that the English manufacturer would get in return from the German engine technology. Daimler has already commissioned the first model of an Aston Martin Maybach limousine, a car that could be made already at the IAA 2011. This car could give new life to the German luxury brand.

By partnering with the British, the Germans could achieve saving a lot of car production. The Aston Martin will get the technology from Daimler-wheel drive vehicle off road as he plans to produce a car based on the Mercedes GL, using know-how also taken by Daimler diesel and gasoline engines.

A Daimler spokesman denied the rumors talking to Reuters: “There is no agreement with Aston Martin. We are often in discussions regarding various topics, such as the transfer of technology for the show-car Lagonda. The Aston Martin Lagonda exhibited at the Geneva Motor Show in 2009 had several components derived from the Mercedes GL.

The German company added that in no hurry to make a decision on the new Maybach, while representatives of the English manufacturer chose not to make statements about these rumors.

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