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Mercedes C 63 AMG facelift

Posted: 27 Jan 2011 08:54 AM PST

During the Geneva Motor Show (3-13 March) Mercedes will show a preview of the new C 63 AMG, subject to an update faithful to the stylistic aesthetic already shown by the C-Class facelift and here anticipated by some low-resolution images. The sedan Affalterbach prepared to be recognized by the bumper and redesigned for the presence of LED daytime running lights positioned along the upper edge of air intake for the unusual shape of the headlights and the radiator grille cover-strip with single edge chrome. Also new are 18-inch alloy wheels, while the latter is different for LED headlamps and the new shape of the extractor.

Of the increase in efficiency (+10%) of the 6.3 V8 engine thanks to a new power steering pump and the ‘Controlled Efficiency for the seven-speed automatic transmission. These operations allow you to file the consumption (12 l / km, -0.3), although the numbers remain unchanged: 457 hp, 600 Nm, 4.5 seconds in the 0-100 km / h for a maximum speed of 250 km / h. Acceleration 0-100 km / h decreases by 0.2 seconds when the C 63 AMG is equipped with the ‘AMG Performance Package, which increases the cavalry up to 487 units and provides the brake calipers painted red, various inserts carbon fiber and the AMG sports steering wheel with nappa leather and Alcantara.

Mercedes Viano 2011

Posted: 27 Jan 2011 08:52 AM PST

Mercedes Viano is renewed: the big star of the MPV and technical benefits of cosmetic updates to coincide with the launch of MY 2011. The car is thus presented with a new range of Euro 5 engines with lower CO2 emissions by up to 15%. On the new 6-speed manual transmission “ECOG” (spaced less than in the past), BluEfficiency technology (which incorporates the device Start & Stop) and the new 4-cylinder CDI diesel engines. These have a capacity of 2.0 and 2.2 liters and produces an output of 136 and 163 hp.

Top of the range, the foundations are versions 3.0 V6 CDI by as many as 224 hp and 3.5 V6 petrol with 258 hp. The new Viano provides a newly reconfigured structure designed to ensure greater comfort and driving safety. The internal configuration of the standard versions Viano Trend and Environment has been enhanced with richer equipment to make it closer to the needs of both private and professional customers.

Harley Davidson Blackline

Posted: 27 Jan 2011 03:35 AM PST

Harley Davidson has introduced the new Blackline, a Softail stark, no frills, where we find only a few decorative finishes and the lights as superfluous. The rear tire is 144 mm, covered by a small wing, referring to the classic style of the hardtail. FX on the fork are light and speedometer at the bottom, with chrome trim, which also serve to contrast with the dominant black of Blackline. Although the circles have radii edged blacks, and complete the picture of this bike an aggressive look and typically Harley Davidson.
The Big Twin engine was painted black and chrome, offers smooth lines and low profile. The Blackline chassis uses a special control system with rear suspension, with the rear fork that offers the classic lines of the hardtail.

The Twin Cam 96B engine is painted black with chrome trim and machined details. The engine is equipped with counter-balanced and sequential electronic ignition system, with maximum torque of 125 Nm at 3250 rpm.

The tank holds 18.9 liters, with a smooth profile to the left and low profile fuel tank cap on the right.

The Harley Davidson Blackline turnkey costs € 18,300.

Mazda5 1.6 diesel 2011

Posted: 26 Jan 2011 07:22 PM PST

Continues to offer interesting new Mazda5. And so after that fans could enjoy the second generation with the 115 bhp 1.8 petrol engines and the 150 bhp 2.0-Stop, here comes the 1.6 Diesel with its 1,600 cc engine. A car is definitely a smart choice by Mazda, which is easy to turn into a commercial success since the evidence is in Europe no less than 80% of those who wants to buy a diesel van.

Dunqe after the petrol version arrives this engine is less powerful that even if a “downsized” that will enable Mazda to recruit even more loyal customers. This is a car that is very pleasant to drive, not at all obvious detail regarding MPV 7 seats more than 1 meter high and 60. The driving position is very comfortable at all times and gives the driver a feeling of absolute control that turns into pleasure in handling the steering wheel and accelerator and brake in dosing.

The Mazda words that work. One of the strengths of Mazda has always been to be able to give a sporty character all of his cars. And in this case does not deny placing a precise steering and a shift lever raised by the short stroke. Change that is much fluid and precise.

Another point in favor of the vehicle roll attitude with decidedly limited. Well even the suspension, gently absorb the bumps at all times giving a total feeling of softness even if you push a bit ‘on the accelerator.

Ssangyong Korando Crossover

Posted: 26 Jan 2011 07:13 PM PST

The new Ssangyong Korando with its monocoque features a modern 2-liter common rail turbo diesel and a fine design, fine art and that no accident has been signed by none other than Giugiaro. The result is that you can enter the large crossover among the best in carving out a space between all of the best known.

Surprises for the new Korando continue with the possibility of having only one front-wheel 2WD or AWD. In both cases, you can match with the automatic or manual transmission, both six-speed transmission. The new Ssangyong Korando is built in Europe precisely with Giugiaro.

The aesthetic characteristic crossover from strong like it because it skillfully combines with pleasant and soft lines more modern cars such as the beautiful, new Nissan Juke. The dimensions speak to a length of 4,410 mm, a width of 1,830 mm and a maximum height of 1,710 mm.

The interiors do not leave too much room for refinement, with essential details in their simplicity but still manage to be pleasant. Do you see a prevalence of chrome trim, and solutions aimed at the driver and passenger comfort. As for the wallpaper you can select your favorite color from black or beige.

If you want something extra, there are profiles with orange details. The pride of the Korando is space, that 5 passengers have a trunk of up to 486 liters. But you get to 1,312 liters rear seat backs folded down. What you can do if you are of course only 2 people. ?

Porsche Cayman Targa

Posted: 26 Jan 2011 06:59 PM PST

Targa The new Porsche Cayman is under development at German car company’s plants. According to rumors, Porsche would be preparing a series of new cars, such as there would be room for a Targa version of the Cayman coupe. This body would have two volumes, three doors, rear window glass area at the top of the cabin is larger than usual. It is not ruling out a Targa Porsche Cayman, next to the largest Porsche 911 Targa, which would aim to meet each target.

The news at the moment is not official yet, but it is almost certain that the head of the company are seriously considering this possibility. In addition to this there is also a diversification of the range, starting from next Geneva Motor Show 2011, which will be presented during the new Porsche Panamera Hybrid and the new Porsche Panamera diesel. 2011 will also be the year of the new generation of Porsche 911, which will be presented at the IAA 2011, scheduled from September 15 to 25.

As noted in recent days, is nearing completion, also the new Porsche Boxster, while the crossover Cajun Porsche is not ready for road tests. Later will come on the market including the new Porsche 918 RSR and a new compact sports car, which will be the entry-level Porsche range. We will probably have to wait a bit ‘, but Porsche at some point, for those who can afford it, there could also be spoiled for choice.

Toyota FT-86 II Concept

Posted: 26 Jan 2011 06:47 PM PST

Toyota has released the first teaser of the FT-86 Concept II, which will be unveiled at the Geneva Motor Show. This prototype is intended to anticipate the production model that will debut in late 2011 at the Tokyo Motor Show and will clearly show the changes to the new rear-drive sports coupe than the first concept FT-86. Swiss will also be presented at the show’s cousin Subaru house, called Rear-Wheel Drive Sports Car Concept and Technology developed in conjunction with Toyota with the same mechanical 4-cylinder boxer, could provide a specific variant of 260 hp turbo.

The great expectation around this car, which marks the return of Toyota to the sport after years of voluntary absence, threatened to dissolve after the constant delays of the standard model and rumors about the technical and aesthetic modifications made during construction. The question remains pivotal element which launched the project, that of price-performance ratio: announced in 2009 as a rear-drive sports coupe that costs under $ 20,000, you might have missed in the meantime, at least in part, its spirit .

Porsche Panamera 4S Middle East Edition

Posted: 26 Jan 2011 06:41 PM PST

Porsche has officially launch the Panamera 4S Middle East Edition, fitting in a limited edition (66 copies) is intended to satisfy the whims of Middle East that motorists will enjoy a world premiere at the Qatar Motor Show. The German sedan, available only with the 4.8-liter V8 engine 400 hp, will be customized through the use of dual-clutch PDK gearbox, the Sport Chrono Plus package and the Carrera White paint with a contrasting red leather upholstery and wheels alloy burnished, and logos used on specific ports and along the sill make this version recognizable from the first glance. The performance will remain unchanged compared to the standard 4S Panamera: acceleration 0-100 km / h will be covered in 4.8 seconds for a top speed of 282 km / h.

Suv Audi Q5 and Audi A6 2011

Posted: 26 Jan 2011 06:37 PM PST

After the proliferation of many voices and many rumors Audi has officially announced what will be the hybrid cars of the European range of brands that will be sold in the future of German car manufacturer. The first hybrid car to Audi cars will be offered on the market the SUV Audi Q5 Hybrid, which the manufacturer has submitted in November, during the last exhibition in Los Angeles in 2010. The German ecological version of the crossover will be offered to the public from next spring.

The new Q5 will be followed by the Hybrid sedan segment and Audi A6 Hybrid, equipped with an electric motor and a combustion engine heat, as well as a pack of lithium-ion battery. A few days ago, during the last Detroit Motor Show 2011, this new car was shown alongside the traditional variant. His debut is expected by the end of this year, although in this respect they expect more precise information that will be given later. In addition, there will also be the debut of the new Audi A8 Hybrid ending so the first group of German manufacturer of hybrid cars.

The three volumes of segment F was shown during the Geneva Motor Show 2010, but until 2012 this version label will not be sold even if the competitors BMW 7 Series, Mercedes S-Class and Lexus LS, proposals are already in hybrid version. On this aspect of the Volkswagen Group is behind schedule and could risk falling behind its competition, which could take advantage of the lack of the audio in this specific market segment.

Aston Martin V8 Vantage S

Posted: 26 Jan 2011 06:31 PM PST

Aston Martin V8 Vantage has introduced the new S, a version even more push and sporting V8 Vantage. The V8 Vantage 4.7 of S has been modified and now his power is 436 hp (+10 hp) at 7,300 rpm, while peak torque is 490 Nm (+20 Nm) at 5,000 rpm. According to the British home with these changes, the V8 Vantage S reaches 305 km / h. Unfortunately not yet been announced as on the 0-100 km / h.

The accelerations, however, are better than the standard model, thanks to a new seven-speed automatic gearbox Sportshift II, which according to Aston enables faster change of 20% compared to the six-speed gearbox fitted by other models. In addition, the exchange Sportshift II weighs 24 kg less.

Aston Martin has changed the steering response, now more than ready, as they have been mounted front disc brake system with larger new six-piston calipers. Were revised springs and dampers while the rear tires on this D 285/35 R 19.By pressing a Sport button then the throttle responds better, the changes are even faster and opens an exhaust valve for improved sound.

The new Aston Martin V8 Vantage S is already ordered. The prices are about € 135 thousand for the Coupe and the Cabrio 146mila. At the Geneva Motor Show 2011 Aston Martin will lead this new version special.

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