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Volkswagen Golf GTI by Awe Tuning

Posted: 30 Dec 2010 05:48 AM PST

The Volkswagen Golf GTI, although it has lost the scepter of the best hot hatch on the market, the car remains a fascinating if only for having started the tradition of this type of processing in the 70 sports. In homage to this tradition, the tuner Awe Tuning has decided to provide a model of the Golf GTI its sixth series of exclusive exhaust system, to match the 2.0 turbo engine car. After a series of demanding tests has led to the final version of the car with improved performance, although not by much.

The first tests with discharges from 3 “showed a loss of torque especially at low speeds. This is why the tuner has chosen to use a 2.5 “. Aesthetically, you can choose from round or oval tubes 3.5 “color Diamond Polish Black or Silver. With these changes has been an increase of 4 hp at 5,300 rpm and 28 Nm of torque at 2,400 rpm. How you can earn additional 3.1 peak hp.

Baic BC301Z & BC302Z Mercedes Classe B China Clone

Posted: 30 Dec 2010 05:45 AM PST

The name is rather complicated, but we summarize using a single letter: B. As it happens … The Chinese manufacturer Beijing Automotive Industry Holding Corp. (BAIC known as) displayed during the fair in Guangzhou a van very similar to the Mercedes B-Class, called BC301Z and driven by petrol engines of 1.3 and 1.5 from Mitsubishi, combined respectively with a manual five-speed automatic and a CVT. The Chinese MPV vanish sees the most obvious similarity that once picked up the meter, because its 4.4 meters are well below the 4.27 of the German. These cm be recovered during 2012, when BAIC BC302Z introduce the body with three volumes and BC303Z bodied station wagon.

Chevrolet Captiva 2011

Posted: 30 Dec 2010 03:03 AM PST

Chevrolet decided to bring forward the advance of the new Captiva, whose sales were only provided in March 2011, the great demand for a receipt. However, the first deliveries will take place also in March. Aesthetically, the 2011 Chevrolet Captiva offers a look as bad as the previous model, with a new face plate that is vertically, a new bumper with faux air intakes with integrated fog lights, new protections for the most prominent black plastic wheel arches and circles alloy up to 19 inches. At the rear we find the new lights with frames, transparent type.

Inside, the Captiva is quite the same as the old model, with seven seats with foldaway third row in the trunk, new materials for the bridge, different fabrics for the seats and the parking brake or electrical service.

The displays are always two: LT and LTZ. The richest also includes satellite navigation, rear camera to maneuver and leather seats with heated front ones.

The only engine available is a 2.2 turbodiesel, available in version 163 and 184 hp. The 163 hp version is only available with front-wheel drive, while the 184 hp four-wheel drive only.

The 163 bhp costs € 28,100, the LT 184 hp and 184 hp 33,600 € 35,100 € LTZ.

Fisker Karma

Posted: 30 Dec 2010 02:57 AM PST

The Fisker Karma will debut in March next in the U.S., as long promised. American Home, however, has decided to increase the list price of its hybrid sports, making up about $ 8,000 compared to previously announced price. Fisker has established a price of $ 95,900, ie € 73mila, Standard for the Eco version, priced at $ 103,900, ie € 79mila for Eco-Sport, and a price of $ 108,900, ie € 83mila, version Eco Chic .
The Fisker Automotive, however, is keen to stress as compared to the price announced, prices have risen by only 10%. Two years ago, the house announced the Fisker Karma, at a price of $ 87,900, about € 67mila.

Meanwhile, Fisker Automotive has signed an agreement with China allowing it to sell its car models, including in the Eastern country.

The Karma is a true sport hybrid with two electric motors of 150 kW each and an engine of GM Ecotech 2.0 liter turbocharged direct-injection 260-hp. These performances are 0-100 km / h in 5.8 seconds and top speed of 200 km / h.

Autonomy with the only electric charge is 80 km while the total goes to 403 km. The charging time may vary from 6 to 14 hours.

Alfa Romeo MiTo TwinAir 2012

Posted: 30 Dec 2010 02:54 AM PST

The latest rumors in two years on the Alfa Romeo MiTo could be brought on engine Twin. The news is not completely new because at the Paris Motor Show 2010, Sergio Marchionne had just assumed the use of the small twin engine MiTo Fiat also the alpha in the coming years. These days, however, the news has been taken over and relaunched the site French L’Automobile Magazine, which also predicted the debut of the MiTo TwinAir for 2012. Not by chance in 2012, according to the Fiat industrial plan presented last year, it is the year in which there will be the first redesign of the MiTo.

According to these rumors TwinAir the engine will be paired with Start & Stop system. Should even go to take the place of the 1.4 four-cylinder naturally aspirated 79 bhp, and should propose an output of 105 hp, while the twin on the 500 produces only 85.

If these rumors are confirmed then the new twin could also become an alternative to multi with 105 hp.

MG3 Crossover

Posted: 29 Dec 2010 10:01 PM PST

MG3 The new, compact B-segment that was created to revive the British MG (2007 in the hands of the Chinese SAIC), will also declined in a variant characterized by plastic covers and other devices that will determine the look of a “softroader, similar to that of the Volkswagen CrossPolo, so to speak.

Sense of déjà vu? Well, you’re not entirely wrong: the MG3 dressed up so closely resembles the idea behind the project “was” Rover Streetwise, the British realized that the house model on the basis of his 25 just before the failure. It so happens that the very Streetwise, soon fall into oblivion in our area, but have encountered a fairly successful in China. It is also for this variant to be born in the issue of MG3.

The new compact with the MG brand, which has met with positive reactions during the recent presentation at the Guangzhou Motor Show, will confront the Chinese market with cars like the Suzuki SX4, Fiat Sedici, the sister of Japan, like other models of this kind is welcome in the country Asia. The MG3 “Streetwise, ” so let’s call it temporary, have a range of engines identical to the basic model: naturally aspirated 1.3 and 1.5 petrol and 1.5 turbo.

New BMW M5

Posted: 29 Dec 2010 06:55 PM PST

After some time the last shots, get back to see the spy shots of next-generation BMW M5, published by Autosblog.fr cousins. The Bavarian superberlina was pinched during this time a series of tests to grips with the cold of northern Europe. By now his debut is a matter of months: Locations “eligible candidates for the presentation are the Geneva or Frankfurt, one scheduled for March, the other in September. The particularly significant of these images must be reported perforated brake discs and four tailpipes clearly visible at the rear.

GAC Trumpchi

Posted: 29 Dec 2010 06:48 PM PST

During the show in Guangzhou (21-27 December) GAC has exposed the sedan called Trumpchi, already on sale at a price equivalent to € 14,000 and 2.0 naturally aspirated engine versions with 150 hp and 183 Nm of physique This generous three volumes (4.80 x 1:48 × 1.82 meters), however, is characterized by the use of a platform familiar to us, already used by the Alfa Romeo 166 and combined with suspensions of high quality: the front is a quadrilateral scheme, while the rear seat is a Multilink. The motor assembly is manufacturing its own engine, including a five-speed gearbox in both manual and automatic.

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