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2011 Ford Focus

Posted: 15 Jan 2011 01:01 PM PST

The 2011 Ford Focus will arrive in the UK in March with prices starting at 15,995 pounds (18,980 euros). Blue Oval’s announcement confirms the rumors that they wanted the introduction of the British market this spring. Both versions of the new Focus compact sedan and station wagon and will be presented simultaneously at the dealerships of the brand. I will be four trim levels are available, entry-level Edge to the Top of the range Titanium X.

The Ford Focus range available in the configuration that England will start as Edge. The base model is powered by a 1.6 petrol powerplant and costs pounds 15,995 for the sedan and 17,095 for the sw. These values place the new car market with prices significantly lower than those of its main competitor, the Volkswagen Golf.The platform that underpins the Ford Focus is the same C-platform is at the basis Force C-Max. Later, introducing a 250-hp Ford Focus ST, presented during the Paris Air Show 2010. It is not scheduled to arrive in Europe as soon as the Ford Focus Electric unveiled at the Detroit Motor Show 2011.

Mercedes CLS 63 AMG Price

Posted: 14 Jan 2011 05:17 PM PST

Mercedes has released new photos and information on the CLS 63 AMG, fitted with the M157 5.5 liter V8 bi-turbo 557 hp and 800 Nm of torque. The CLS features the new AMG Speedshift MCT 7-speed automatic transmission and is thus able to declare an average consumption of 9.9 l/100 km and 231 g / km of CO2, even with supercar performance. The 557 hp version is in fact provided by the Performance Package, while the standard model is “satisfied” of 525 hp and 700 Nm of torque. Top speed is electronically governed to 250 km / h, while the 100 km / h are reached from standstill in 4.3 and 4.4 seconds in the order and the difference in power between the two models is related to the different boost pressure, passing from 1 to 1.3 bar.

The electronics contributes in every aspect of driving the CLS AMG: the AMG manages sopspensioni Ride Control settings through Comfort, Sport and Sport Plus, the electromechanical power steering has been revised to “key” AMG, visibility is guaranteed by the new system LED brake light and the system can be completed with the optional carbon-ceramic system. Depending on the selected mode for the change you can switch from automatic to manual reporting, through the step C (Controlled Efficiency), S (Sport) S + (Sport plus) and M (Manual): only the C-mode enable Start-Stop function and manages the throttle response to improve fuel consumption. It ‘also available in a Race Start function for maximum acceleration performance.

Optional features are also forged wheels 19 “with 255/35 and 285/30 tires, limited slip differential to 40%, carbon kit for indoor or outdoor, high-speed limiter to 300 km / h (matching the course guides AMG) and different options for leather upholstery and alcantara. The CLS 63 AMG will be available by March 2011 price list, with a target price for the Europe of Euro 115,846.50 (including taxes), to which we add 7735 Euros for the Performance Package, which includes the power increase, the carbon fiber rear spoiler, the brake calipers and steering wheel was covered in Alcantara.

2013 Jaguar XKR

Posted: 14 Jan 2011 05:09 PM PST

The camouflage is not possible to resolve the concerns. Restyled version or super? Both valid hypothesis, supported by the facts. Why the mysterious Jaguar XKR hides changes so as to front rear light clusters masked redesigned the bumper (too new?), passing through the eye-catching fixed rear spoiler. According to previous rumors Jaguar would be actually working on a more handsome version of the XKR 75, which will be introduced at the last update provided for the first appearance of the “end of life” (2013).

2011 Ariel Atom Mugen

Posted: 14 Jan 2011 05:07 PM PST

The technical collaboration between Ariel and colleagues of the Mugen has led to the birth of a brand new Atom-based version, dubbed Atom 3 Mugen and produced in just ten copies to celebrate the first ten years of the manufacturer based in Somerset. The Sport uses the traditional English two-liter naturally aspirated engine of origin K20Z Honda Civic Type R, modified to deliver 270 hp at 8,600 rpm. How easy to imagine the performances are stunning: acceleration 0-96 mph is accomplished in 2.9 seconds while top speed is 240 km / h. In this configuration, the four-cylinder is positioned in the exact middle between the two versions of currently marketed, or the aspirated 240 hp (0-96 km / h in 3.3 seconds) and the supercharged 300-hp (0-100 km / h in 2.7 seconds).

As reported by the Autocar Atom 3 Mugen uses components already developed for the Atom V8, including adjustable dampers and stiffer springs, ensure that the benefits are slightly lower than the Atom 3300. The Ariel Atom 3 Mugen painting is characterized by specific and different from car to car, for the commemorative plaque engraved with the names of the guarantors of the assembly, for increased brake discs with four-piston calipers and LCD multifunction center dashboard that indicates the gear and lap time. Each sample is brought to the equivalent of € 60,000.

BMW 6 Series Coupe F12

Posted: 14 Jan 2011 05:02 PM PST

Just made the 6 Series Convertible in Detroit, BMW is preparing to launch even the 6 Series Coupe F12, as evidenced by these spy photos published Autoblog.rs. Logical consequence of the coupe concept presented in 2010 in Paris, from which it differs only in minor details, the coupe was photographed with little camouflage, now useless since the debut of the convertible.

From the latter the coupe also replicate the range engines, initially limited to versions 640th (6-cylinder 3-liter twin-turbo 320 hp) and 650th (407 bhp twin-turbo 4.4-liter V8), but the wait is all for the new M6 the twin-turbo V8 in the new M5. The debut of the coupe could be as early as March at the Geneva Motor Show.

2012 Subaru Rear-Wheel Drive Sports Car Technology Concept

Posted: 14 Jan 2011 04:59 PM PST

Subaru will present at the Geneva Motor Show, the Rear-Wheel Drive Sports Car Concept Technology. The long code identifies the prototype sports coupe designed in conjunction with Toyota and Subaru boxer engine with rear wheel drive, which until now we could see only through the forms of concept Toyota FT-86. Subaru then discover the interpretation of the same model, with a design closer to the stylistic features of the house and probably a unique turbocharged version. The production model should debut in late 2011 at the Tokyo Motor Show and be available in the markets during 2012. The house has not released at the time, no official image of the prototype and we offer a graphic reconstruction.

During the show, Subaru Impreza again exhibit design concepts, practical anticipation of the next generation waiting in the Impreza sedan and hatchback in 2012 and the new Trez, derived from the Toyota Verso-S. This will be offered in Europe with 1.3 petrol engine and a 1.4-liter diesel capable of 113 g / km of CO2.

Skoda Fabia Monte Carlo

Posted: 14 Jan 2011 04:54 PM PST

Skoda releases the Fabia at the Geneva Motor Show, Monte Carlo, a special edition dedicated to 100 years of the Rally and the Monaco 110 years of the Czech brand. The car will be recognizable by the unique combination of the body with red roof and alloy wheels 17 “black. The same color will also skirts, spoilers and wheel arches and the glass will darken. The matching red and black upholstery will continue within the sport. According to preliminary information, the engine range will be the normal petrol and diesel price, excluding the RS 180 hp, but we await further information about rates and availability in Italy at the Swiss show.

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