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New Peugeot 3008

Posted: 09 Jan 2011 11:49 AM PST

The French car manufacturer Peugeot has announced the introduction of two new versions of the Peugeot 3008 crossover, including a model specifically designed for winter conditions. These are the Peugeot 3008 and Peugeot 3008 SR Envy. The first is based on the Sport version of the car and offers a range of equipment to address specific conditions of ice or snow, the second is a special display that is placed in the family of this car in the middle of the Lion of the Sport version and the version Exclusive top of the range.

The Peugeot 3008 SR is powered by HDi 112 hp with a six-speed manual or electronically controlled (ECG). This engine is certified according to Euro 5 standards and offers CO2 emissions from 129 to 135 g / km, depending on the type of transmission chosen. The budget includes Grip Control and snow tires, navigation system and Bluetooth connectivity.

Audi A1 quattro 4×4

Posted: 09 Jan 2011 11:39 AM PST

Audi officially confirming the arrival of the all-wheel drive for small-A1 will be the first car in its segment to be equipped. At this point one might expect that the sports S and RS versions are “four ” front-wheel drive and not as previously supposed. But to qualify for the all-wheel drive may be, on request, the version equipped with more powerful engines.

Mechanically, the 4 × 4 system will be very similar to the one fitted in the Audi A3 and TT: we speak then of a joint mechanism with Haldex electronically controlled and hydraulically activated by a package of oil-immersed clutches mounted just ahead of the rear axle. In standard conditions the distribution of torque should be 90% for the front axle and 10 for the rear, under certain conditions (such as loss of grip at the front) it could handle up to 50%. The marketing of “four” will certainly by 2011.

Kia KV7

Posted: 09 Jan 2011 11:35 AM PST

Kia anticipates a second image with the prototype KV7, since during the Detroit Motor Show (10-23 January) and built in anticipation of a mid-sized crossover that will be submitted within the next two years. This original concept car is recognized by the system of opening doors with traditional front and rear gull-wing, the front LED headlamps and the passenger compartment from the flat floor covered with wood with swivel seats.

2014 Porsche Cajun

Posted: 09 Jan 2011 11:32 AM PST

Now the arrival of the new Porsche Cajun is a certainty: the house has officially given the green light to the second home of Porsche SUV. Needless to say, the expectations of the VW group sales for this model are high. As anticipated, the car will share the platform with the Audio Q5 (probably with that of the second generation SUV from Ingolstadt). Just as it was generated by this interesting render: the Cajun has shown all the stylistic traits that are making a fortune and that of the Cayenne, especially in the front belong to the most deeply rooted tradition Porsche.

The rear is equally conventional but enjoyable at the same time. The difference between the proposal will be the Porsche and the Audi division transmission, chassis and some engines. These will be the very elements that will identify the nature of the two cars, especially in terms of driving dynamics, a bit ‘as is happening today between Cayenne, Touareg and soon with the second generation of the Q7.

2011 Chrysler 200 Convertibile

Posted: 08 Jan 2011 11:53 PM PST

During the next show in New York (April 22-May 1) will remove the veils of the renewed Chrysler 200 Convertible, working in the terminal phase of the tests already carried out without any camouflage. The designers of the mark have made numerous corrective actions to make it similar to the 200 three volumes, but without the magic wand to mitigate the similarity with the previous Sebring Convertible, a car proportions least revised. The Chrysler 200 Convertible – even with the proposal in the future Lancia logo – will be equipped with four-cylinder and 2.4 V6 Pentastar 3.6. The start of commercial is scheduled for the second half of 2011.

KTM 250 XC-F and 350 XC-F

Posted: 08 Jan 2011 08:58 PM PST

KTM continues to devote its major attention to the world of off road and now the range of the Austrian is enriched with new models 250 and 350 XC-F XC-F motorcycles dedicated to American cross country races, which the manufacturer participates with the official drivers Kailub Russell, Cory Buttrick and Charlie Mullins.

Present at Cahuilla Creek Park (California) and derived respectively from the 250 SX-F and 350 SX-F, the new bikes are, however, changes that make them suitable for cross country: Both models have six-speed gearbox, sidestand, hand guards open, rear wheel 18-inch and 9.5-liter fuel tank.

The two new models will be available at all sales from the manufacturer to Mattighofen already starting from January 2011 but for now we do not know the price, although it seems plausible that does not deviate much from that of the motocross bikes from which .

Waiting to see the work of the new creatures of the Austrian company, we must recognize the manufacturer to be one of the most active even in winter, in preparing the novelty of the line up for the next season, but also longer-term projects and outside of his tradition, the first of what will bring home the Austrian Moto3 increasingly likely debut in 2012.

Even in the unlikely event that this should not happen, it’s still a commitment to a house that has the great merit of having revived the European market for small displacements that seemed to have become unavailable and you no longer even the very young.

Mercedes S350 BlueTEC 4MATIC

Posted: 08 Jan 2011 08:41 PM PST

With the opening of doors of Detroit to just 48 hours, some brands are beginning to advance the information of developments presented at the U.S. event. This is the case of Mercedes, who has made an advance photo-available within the news, and information in a new version for Class S, reaching the market under the denomiación of BlueTEC 4MATIC S350. In the case of the return of a diesel engine the Mercedes S-Class after 15 years of absence in the United States, though the version name matches that of our market, there are technical differences between them.

In Europe, BT 4M S350 comes equipped with a V6 diesel engine 3.000cc. 258CV able to develop, while for the U.S., the S350 is equipped with a V6 diesel 3.500cc getting maximum power of 210CV. Expected to reach the market you are targeting in the first quarter of 2011, the drive system 4MATIC all-wheel drive itself will still be present, as occurs in European brother.

Ford Mustang Boss 302 Laguna Seca

Posted: 08 Jan 2011 08:38 PM PST

Ford today released the first official photos of a single copy of the new Mustang Boss 302 Laguna Seca, for the auction go to charity. This “piece”, built by Ford for the occasion, apart from the rest of the Laguna Seca for the Grabber Blue body color and a number of other changes. The interventions, mainly aesthetic, including an original paint black roof, mirrors and spoiler, and ten-spoke alloy wheels Citic Dicastal. Inside the debut instead Recaro sport seats with the words sewn Boss 302 in Grabber Blue, tint that appears in other corners of the interior. During the last four years, Ford has raised nearly $ 2.5 million in charity auction of this kind.

Maserati Birdcage

Posted: 08 Jan 2011 07:19 PM PST

The emergence of the English school and the consequent spread of mid-engined sports were imposed in Maserati. The Type 61 handed the baton to the “Type 63 ” but, along with 64 and 65, not only did not prove equal to the previous series but did record an evolutionary process very troubled. The construction technique of this new series was so successful that he gave to the previous series: frame “bird cage” a dense network of small diameter tubes coated with a thin “skin” of aluminum. Notwithstanding the new approach, in spite of expectations that did not improve the handling, over three seasons, the car received three different engines: the Type 64 continued to host the same engine but on a lighter chassis, sophisticated yet named “Supercage” further reduced due to the diameter of its pipes; getting this frame, the next Type 65, was home to a 5,000 cc V8, with its 430 hp, was able to push the car to 350 km / h.

Ford Focus Electric

Posted: 08 Jan 2011 07:13 PM PST

A surprise (but not too much) Ford Focus Electric presented at the International Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas ahead of Detroit Auto Show (15-23 January) revealing, after showing a teaser in recent days, which will be the ‘final appearance and some characteristics of the electric version of its compact to debut these days on all world markets.

Virtually identical to the versions with petrol or diesel engine, the Focus Electric differs in the front, which has, instead of the two central and two side vents, one large radiator grill covered for its full width metal moldings. Also on the fog lights integrated in depth tracks on top of a row of LEDs. The logo with the Blue Oval is located on the hood instead of the center of the grille. The whole is less aggressive, cleaner and certainly more aerodynamic style, which is critical for consumption at high speeds. In this regard, the tires are obviously low rolling resistance Michelin.

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