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Posted: 17 Jan 2011 09:09 AM PST

The BMW should introduce a new four-cylinder engine in the BMW Z4 roadster range by the end of 2011. This is revealed by some rumors leaked in recent days. A brand new engine, to improve the range of BMW Z4, which is currently mounted six-cylinder petrol engines only. This choice also leads to more power for customers. The carmaker has no four-cylinder petrol engines with turbocharging, but what will the new drive for Z4. So BMW has favored the four-cylinder petrol engines, turbocharging, reserving the more powerful models.

It seems that this new engine introduced for the spyder BMW Z4 will produce over 200 horsepower and this seems increasingly likely bid farewell to the BMW Z4 2.5-liter gasoline sDrive23i, as could happen to the 3.0-liter BMW Z4 sDrive30i , although it is not a sure thing, partly because the six-cylinder offers 258 horsepower and find a worthy substitute for so much power she will not be easy. At present we can not know details, you will have to wait to try to find out more.

The BMW Z4 is a car has always been very popular and this new engine within the range of the Z4 convertible, may also be present in the list of other new models, as can happen for the new version of the BMW 3 Series. A brand new engine which is thus a total and unexpected news regarding the cars of the German car manufacturer, and also opens new perspectives and opportunities within the BMW Group.

Ford Focus 2011 1.6 EcoBoost

Posted: 17 Jan 2011 09:05 AM PST

The new Ford Focus will be sold in Europe from March 2011. A car is the 2011 Ford Focus, which has a style that follows the trend set by Ford to its models and is based on the kinetic design. The roof is low and falls towards the rear, the front of the face is vertical, with air inlets closed by plastic lids. Attention to aerodynamics is known by the inclination of the car windscreen. The interiors are similar to those of the new C-Max, which has the same floor of the Focus.

The dashboard is large, with the commands of the central screen, radio and air conditioning. The steering wheel has grip with key anatomical superior races in the management of on-board computer and other functions. In the new console are finished in dark plastic. The range of equipment is complete, with the possibility of having a Parking warning system passing lanes, warning of imminent collision, adaptive speed control and much more. Ford aims to break even with this car on the UK market.

The space in front is not lacking for both driver and passenger, on a very comfortable seats, while the rear seats are for two people. The trunk is large and square. On the road the car offers great stability, good grip thanks to the good development of the suspension. The turbocharged direct injection gasoline and 180 hp is a good engine that allows good mobility. A car that aims to attract new drivers at competitive prices.

Subaru Trizia 2011

Posted: 17 Jan 2011 08:51 AM PST

Subaru announced the new vehicles will be displayed at the Geneva Motor Show 2011, the Swiss car festival, scheduled for March 3 to 13. The Japanese automaker said a few days ago that he had prepared a concept car called the Subaru rear-wheel drive Rear-Wheel Drive Sports Car Concept Technology, anticipate that a new sports coupe with boxer engine, which was developed together with Toyota. The second novelty of the 2011 Geneva Motor Show, Subaru will hand the Tritium, which is a new compact Multi Purpose Vehicle.

From the first images you see something already known, in fact, the new Subaru tritium is built precisely on the basis of the MPV Toyota Verso-S, which comes just months ago at the Paris Motor Show 2010. The new Subaru Trizia will replace the Subaru Justy, as far as size is 452 cm long, 182 cm wide and 143 cm high, with a very large cockpit and exploited for all needs. Multi Purpose Vehicle for the Geneva Motor Show 2011, the Japanese automaker would you choose a petrol engine of cubic capacity of 1.3 liters and a 1.4-liter diesel engine.

The pull of the new Subaru will Trizia front, but you can also choose four-wheel drive. The new Subaru Trizia, jointly with Toyota, should be available at dealerships soon after the official launch in Geneva in 2011, tentatively in May and June should be the months most likely to see up close the new Subaru SUV.

Alfa Romeo Giulietta

Posted: 17 Jan 2011 08:42 AM PST

Encouraging news for the Alfa Romeo Giulietta: The Italian hatchback, with 39,800 units, has hit the sales target set for 2010 and set at 40,000 cars. A goal even more important given the decline in the European market recorded in the year just ended and the fact that Juliet is not yet present in the markets in Asia and America. Results that have contributed to a nearly constant growth of the brand since August. The car was particularly popular in the German market, where the brand has grown by 113.5%. For 2011, the first complete year of commercialization, the Italian company will want to place about 100,000.

Volkswagen Polo GT and GTD

Posted: 17 Jan 2011 08:36 AM PST

The Polo range could be expanded with the productions and GTD GT. After the launch of the GTI 1.4 TSI from 180 hp, the new versions may in fact enhance the sporty look range, with acronyms that certainly does not sound like unusual for fans of the brand VAG. The GT should be equipped with the 1.4 TSI 150 hp, combined with the DSG, so replicating the line-up cousin of Ibiza, which offers both versions of the Cupra FR, GTD and the need to mount the exclusive Polo for the full range the 1.6 TDI in a version from about 130 hp. The launch, however, is expected in late 2011

Lexus CT 200h F Sport by Modellista

Posted: 17 Jan 2011 08:29 AM PST

Lexus introduced the Tokyo Auto Salon kits official template for the new CT200h. The Japanese hybrid was modified with a new aerodynamic kit that includes a front spoiler, side skirts and rear bumper especially shaped to accommodate a brand new exhaust pipe with 4 outputs. To complete the aesthetic transformation have added new 18 “wheels in dark chrome exterior features, and some, while there were no mechanical changes of any kind. All these accessories, at least on the Japanese market, will be available in showrooms officers directly.

Mercedes C63 AMG Affalterbach Edition

Posted: 17 Jan 2011 08:22 AM PST

Exclusive to the Canadian market, Mercedes has made the C 63 AMG Edition Affalterbach special version made in thirty copies recognizable by their Great allanite Grey exterior paint. This color matches the colors of carbon fiber parts (caps side-view mirrors and rear spoiler), the 19-inch alloy wheels with blued finish and the brake pads colored red, while in the cockpit there are sports seats in nappa leather and specific logos with the word “Affalterbach Edition. ” The sedan is offered here in Stuttgart as standard with the AMG Performance Package, which increases the vigor of the 6.3 V8 (488 hp, 600 Nm) and allows you to burn the 0-100 km / h in 4.4 seconds. The Mercedes C 63 AMG Edition Affalterbach proposal is the equivalent of € 61,630.

Honda CR-Z 160 and 200 HP

Posted: 17 Jan 2011 08:16 AM PST

The success of the Honda CR-Z would have convinced the leaders of the Japanese firm to make two sporty versions, equipped with an engine 1.6 i-VTEC turbo version with 160 and 200 hp. This was reported by Autocar, “primed” by an anonymous informant. The hybrid coupe has in fact won the favor of the public both at home and abroad, thus legitimating the use of high-performance petrol engines that many buyers would have considered essential. These rumors follow the first few weeks of rumors concerning the future introduction of the Type-R, and seem to confirm the accuracy in the absence of official confirmation.

Koenigsegg Agera R

Posted: 16 Jan 2011 06:40 PM PST

What you see in these spy photos is the first known specimen of the new Koenigsegg Agera R, “sporty” version of the Swedish Hypercar. It seems that the car is created to satisfy a customer is not happy with the Arab 910 hp and 1100 Nm of torque version of the “standard”. From the first it seems that the rumors Agera R is capable of over 1100 hp. Obviously the benefits are atomic: the 0-100km / h is pulverized in 3.1 seconds (only because innocent rear tires fail to provide even more grip at the start), while top speed should exceed 400 km / h. Probably we will see the debut at the Geneva Motor Show. Provided that

Land Rover Defender X-Tech

Posted: 16 Jan 2011 06:38 PM PST

Land Rover has announced in recent days the X-Tech, a new Limited Edition of the legendary Defender. This special model is distinguished from other versions in the range essentially for some aesthetic details, such as bodywork and painting two-tone leather interior in Ebony color. The exterior is therefore characterized by the combination of staining Santorini Black roof and arches Zermatt Silver and the rest of the body. Santorini Black is then also taken up by the Saw Tooth alloy wheels 16 “show off an unprecedented gloss black livery.

Nothing new under the hood instead, where you will find the usual 4.2 turbodiesel 124 bhp and 360 Nm This model, presented at the Brussels Motor Show, will go on sale next March.

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