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Posted: 06 Feb 2011 08:56 AM PST

KTM and Bosch ABS have jointly developed a new generation that optimizes braking in all conditions but also to satisfy the sporting attitude of many motorcycles in the house of Austria without weighing it down too, which is always very unwelcome to the centaurs.

One of the first bike to mount this system that the EU would be required to make the new KTM 990 SMT, touring bikes of the most fun to drive and now even more secure thanks to ABS dual circuit that controls the brake pressure to prevent clamping and also acts to prevent excessive elevation of the rear wheel problem among the most feared by those traveling on two wheels.The 2011 version of the model, ABS part, retains the characteristics that made the first motard tourer in the history of motorcycling, in particular the engine is still the 75-degree V-twin engine from 999 cc, water cooled, with balancer and injection Kehin through 48mm throttle body and capable of delivering a maximum power of 116 hp with only 58 kg. The chassis (WP suspension and swingarm) and the system brakes are unchanged, but the changes needed to better integrate the ABS and have it work correctly.

The new version of the KTM 990 SMT will be available this month at all the KTM dealers at a price of € 13,000 including VAT, but not the cost of registration.

Peugeot 601

Posted: 06 Feb 2011 08:40 AM PST

Peugeot will not stay on 508 as its top model, but will strive to achieve a worthy representation sedan in its class (and Gala Brand), as is usual since the eighties, where he premiered his model based 604 in the Simca Tagora (marketed then as Talbot Tagora). His contribution to that vehicle was diesel engine.

Since then the Lion brand has offered high-end models forms part of his series 6xx, where will your next exponent in the 601, a sedan, coupe whose first recreations German magazine has published the AutoBild and you can see here. The model will replace the current 607 (there are still some units of the same) in the form of a four-door coupe will be your starting point on the platform of the Peugeot 508, with petrol engines up to 200 hp and diesel variants including six-cylinder, made in collaboration with Jaguar, to 275 hp.

The model is supposed to hit the market in late 2013, so in the coming months will likely begin to see their earliest forms and aesthetic concept.

Audi A3 Young Edition

Posted: 06 Feb 2011 08:35 AM PST

Audi launches the exhibition “Young Edition” on A3. The package is available for the 3-door versions, and Cabriolet Sportback and is made based on the version of Attraction: differs from the latter by the absence of mirrors, heated washer nozzles and outside temperature indicator and the presence Climatic semi-automatic climate control in place the automatic Climatronic.

The Young Edition is available in conjunction with engines 105 hp 1.2 TFSI and 1.6 TDI 90 bhp for the A3 and A3 Sportback, or 1.2 TFSI 105 hp to 105 hp and 1.6 TDI A3 Cabriolet. Prices start at € 21,570 for the A3 1.2 TFSI 105 hp to reach € 28,630 for the A3 Cabriolet 1.6 TDI 105 bhp.

In addition, the range A3 and A3 Sportback has now ordered the package “Business” includes center armrest with storage compartment, Concert Radio, cruise control, rear parking assistance system and Bluetooth interface. In conjunction with the package versions Attraction and Ambition Business is priced at 890 euro (-47%).

BMW Serie 5 by Kelleners

Posted: 06 Feb 2011 08:33 AM PST

Kelleners adds a pinch of pepper to the BMW 5 Series with M-Sport Package. The development through the addition of discrete aerodynamic surfaces and eye-catching 20-inch alloy wheels (255/35 front and 285/30 tires fit back) offered in various architectures and colors. The structure is now structured on a 30 mm lowered suspension. The tuner also has the hands of some engines to electronics, such as the 2.0 turbo and supercharged 3.0 petrol.

In both cases, the power increases by approximately 20%, the 520d goes from 184 hp to 218, while the maximum torque of 450 Nm the substantial value (instead of 380). The 535th touches share instead 367 hp (from 306) with a maximum torque of 480 Nm (400). Their gases pass through a new exhaust system with square terminals. There are further details to the cockpit including pedals and aluminum moldings. Will be present at the Geneva Motor Show.

SsangYong Concept Sut1

Posted: 06 Feb 2011 02:04 AM PST

At the upcoming Geneva Motor Show 2011, which will officially open on March 3, SsangYong will bring a new concept called Sut1, anticipating what the future will pick-up Actyon Sports. The same concept is derived from the Actyon Sports, but as you can see from the two images posted online, the forms seem to be much more modern.

The name is obviously Sut1 provisional stands for sport utility truck 1. The dimensions of this concept are very similar to those of the Actyon Sports, ie length of 4.985 mm, 1.910 mm width and height of 1.755 mm, with a wheelbase of 3.060 mm.

SsangYong Motor choice for the new model is a 2.0-liter turbodiesel Euro 5 from 155 hp and maximum torque of 360 Nm, available between 1,500 and 2,800 rpm.

There will be two versions, one front wheel and another wheel drive. The change could be chosen by the customer between a classic manual and automatic, available on both versions.

2011 Toyota Yaris HSD and Prius+

Posted: 06 Feb 2011 01:42 AM PST

At the Geneva Motor Show 2011 will be even Toyota Yaris and Toyota Prius HSD + will be that the news of the Japanese automaker to be presented on the occasion. The company will be present with a booth dedicated to vehicles with alternative propulsion, a stage for the new Yaris and Prius HSD + concept. The Yaris is a concept of utilitarianism HSD Japanese expected for this year and anticipates the Toyota Yaris in hybrid version that will debut in Europe in 2012. Toyota has released an image and not only for technical details will be announced during the festival in Switzerland.

The Toyota Prius + is a 7-seater people carrier variant of the Prius. In particular, a European version of the Prius V presented in January during the Detroit Motor Show 2011. + The Prius has the same form of the hybrid Prius, with 1.8 engine gasoline and electric engine combined with an output of 136 hp. The Toyota Prius and Yaris + HSD concept will therefore be exposed in the Hybrid Synergy Drive booth set up at the Geneva Motor Show 2011 will be shown and where other hybrid-powered concept car, hybrid plug-in hybrid electric and fuel cell.

Reports of both cars run on time, but right now the only certainties were on the production of hybrid Yaris plant in Valenciennes in France and the inauguration of the different Prius models. 2011 will be the debut of the first hybrid car Toyota Yaris and Honda Jazz. Toyota has decided to continue on this path in order to develop new product offerings to work alongside the Prius, Prius Plug-in HSD and Auris.

Lexus CT 200h Five Axis

Posted: 06 Feb 2011 01:38 AM PST

The new CT 200h Lexus Five Axis will be presented to the next exhibition in Chicago. This was announced by the same manufacturer, the Japanese luxury brand belonging to the Toyota Group. The sketch shows that we publish the main lines of the design of the new hybrid version of the car, as imagined by the company’s official tuner, Five Axis. The changes applied on the new Lexus from the processing companies are mainly aesthetic and aim to give a personality to this car. An interesting job applied for a green car.

Five Axis has intervened in particular the appearance of the car, installing body kit with new bumpers front and rear than the standard model and the original alloy wheels 19 “, which contributes to the sporty look of the Lexus 200h CT.

The body will have the tint JDSU Dark Passage with blacks in contrast details. Mechanically, the Five Axis Lexus 200h will have CT TEIN adjustable suspension that allows the driver to control the trim of the car and the stiffness of shock absorbers, to find the perfect mix of performance and comfort, keeping under control fuel consumption and CO2 emissions.

Let us recall the specific Lexus hybrid car: the car is equipped with a 1.8 VVT-i engine combined with an electric motor integrated. The transmission is managed by a computerized system that lets you choose between four settings: Normal, Sport, which optimizes performance, Eco, which saves fuel and EV, only electric with a range of 2 km and 45 km / h maximum speed.

Mansory Mercedes Class G

Posted: 06 Feb 2011 01:30 AM PST

Mansory has a new adjustable suspension kit for the Mercedes G-Class The system is adjustable from the cockpit and allows groups to set shock absorber spring directly from a switch mounted on the bridge. This allows the option for a set-up is more likely to use off-road and one more suitable for the road sector. The luxury of not having to compromise. All this is based on cushions with gas tank made of anodized aluminum, they are able to maintain constant pressure even at 150 C °. The device is completed by a piston of 2.2 cm placed in the sleeve of the shock between the portion reserved for the gas and filled the oil. The price is salty: 7750 €.

Seat Exeo 2.0 TDI Multitronic

Posted: 06 Feb 2011 01:24 AM PST

To meet the needs of the “fleet” Seat Exeo extends the range by introducing a 143 hp 2.0 TDI with Multitronic CVT automatic transmission, in advance from February 7 to be delivered starting in May. The Spanish flagship is only fitting given the style, combined with three volumes or ST body, with respective prices of € 28,910 and € 29,910. Standard equipment includes safety systems ABS, ASR and ESP, seven airbags, bi-xenon headlights with cornering lights, dual-zone climate control, audio system “Adagio”with eight speakers and alloy wheels Control system with 17-inch tire pressure.

The SEAT Exeo uses the 2.0 TDI four-cylinder engine with 143 hp and 320 Nm of torque, which can reach one hundred per hour from a standing start in 9.6 seconds for a top speed of 210 km / h. The combined fuel consumption is equal to 5.8 litres/100km, while the emissions do not exceed 153 grams per kilometer.

Hyundai i40 Wagon

Posted: 06 Feb 2011 01:16 AM PST

During the Geneva Motor Show (3-13 March) will present the Hyundai i40 Crosswagon, station wagon segment D here in advance from a first image of the board. The interior repeats the style of the Sonic series and fifth of the screen provides navigation placed in a raised position, side vents and controls placed on the edge of the cabinet and a main storage compartment at the front of the gear lever. Compared to the Sonics appear, however, new buttons for managing the multimedia system. This provision does not show any affinity with the current Sonata, which is reserved solely for North American market and different control layout as much in the finish. The Hyundai i40 CW will be followed by the sedan, expected in 2011 forwarded.

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