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Mini Roadster 2011

Posted: 13 Feb 2011 05:35 AM PST

The Mini Coupe is coming for the second half of 2011, in the meantime, engineers are already thinking of the version without sunshield forklifts and our photographer managed to capture. Here are the first pictures of the Mini Roadster, which will make its appearance in the halls of the end of 2011 to be marketed for the first part of 2012.

As seen in spy photos, the windscreen is lower and more rounded generation Cooper. The canopy fabric is very similar to the concept presented in Frankfurt in 2009 and again there is the rear spoiler, which gives the Mini a true roadster tone. Given the compact size of the Mini Roadster is a direct rival to the Mazda MX-5. The difference between the two is under the hood back of the short tail where there is a very spacious luggage compartment for vehicles in this segment, about 250 liters. Many. If we think the Mazda MX-5 it holds only 150.

Mercedes C Class Coupe 2011

Posted: 13 Feb 2011 04:58 AM PST

New batch of official images for the Mercedes C-Class coupe, the beautiful German sports you are doing wait. In fact, the gallery you see is unfortunately not accompanied by any official technical data. However, their arrival, given the amount of material now circulating on the net, should be a matter of hours. New photos allow us to confirm the first opinion we have given the car: the C coupe has managed and streamlined, more casual version of the E-Class Coupe and definitely intriguing enough to deal with BMW 3 Series Coupe and Audi A5.

While we can not even give her for certain, we anticipate that the car will be launched with two petrol engines: a 1.8 turbo 4 cylinder direct injection for the C250, capable of 201 hp and 311 Nm of torque between 2,200 and 4,300 rpm, and a 3.5-liter V6 with 302 hp and 370 Nm, for the C350. Both matched the 7-speed automatic transmission. Certainly there will be the turbodiesel engines, starting with an interesting 4-cylinder 2.1 from 204 hp and 500 NM of Class C and E.

Toyota iQ Electric 2011

Posted: 13 Feb 2011 04:53 AM PST

Nearly eighteen months after the introduction of the prototype Toyota FT-EV II will present a semi-final version of the iQ power, expected during the Geneva Motor Show in the company of Yaris Hybrid Synergy Drive (HSD) concept, FT-86 II concept and the Prius +. The compact car with electric traction uses a package of lithium-ion battery (located under the floor) and can cover up to 105 kilometers without refueling. The Japanese manufacturer will begin testing on the road at the end of 2011 and then start marketing in 2012 forwarded. No information about the list price.

Harley Davidson Softail 2011 Recall

Posted: 13 Feb 2011 04:26 AM PST

Harley Davidson USA announced the imminent start of a recall for some 2011 models in the Softail line equipped with the optional safety prepared by the house itself, a component that is precisely the cause of the troubles of the models in question.

Harley Davidson announced that the issue is 6.964 models built between June 7, 2010 October 8, 2010, in which there is no welding on a component of the security system, which potentially could lead to a loss of water causing a short circuit with all the unpleasant consequences of the case to the motorcycle and especially for the rider.

The House of Milwaukee will soon contact the owners of the Softail concerned, who will be invited to appear at the nearest dealer of the brand to have the necessary replacement of components without any additional charge.Not exactly good news for the American, but is in good company since the last recall that is affecting some Ducati Multistrada ever sold in North America: it is almost physiological events for the manufacturers of two-wheelers, but certainly will not do much pleased at least to some clients because it is not very cheap nor motion marks a lesser degree.

Credit is due, however, capable of Harley Davidson (as well as Ducati) but have a very serious policy which would protect the health of the Centaurs (and their own common name) and can not do this to please anyone who is absolutely passionate about motorcycling.

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