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Irmscher Selectra

Posted: 27 Feb 2011 11:34 AM PST

Irmscher will present a prototype very special at the next Geneva Motor Show: The car, christened the Selectra, is a variant of the all-electric Roadster Irmscher 7, Seven-known German Type in a sauce. Behind the name, which stands for “Elektrische Irmscher Sports Antriebe, hides an extreme car capable of providing 200 km of autonomy and 238 hp. Just off the scale the value of the maximum torque: 800 Nm!

Batteries of German roadsters are lithium-iron-phosphate and were placed in the floor of the car, so as to lower its center of gravity as possible. From Irmscher ensure that the handling of the Selectra no way inferior to that of the Roadster 7. According to the German coach, the batteries can be recharged to 80% in less than 60 minutes, while a full charge times vary from three to eight hours.

The electric motor can operate in two modes, Full Power and Eco Mode, where the choice and autonomy significantly influence performance in inverse proportion. If the model had to meet a small-scale production, its price will be “almost € 90,000. “

Saab 9-5 SportCombi 2011

Posted: 26 Feb 2011 07:42 PM PST

Saab has released the first official pictures of the new Saab 9-5 SportCombi. After publishing the first official video of the station wagon segment and that the Swedish automaker will present during the upcoming Geneva Motor Show 2011, scheduled for March 3 to 13. The new car is long overdue and represents one of the first steps that a manufacturer wants to do to get back to being competitive in the market of the old continent. From the official pictures of the car you can better understand the design of the car and especially the style in which it was assembled.

The design language is in fact the classic and is similar to other versions, though it seems to be more aggressive and determined. The SportCombi has a trunk that measures 1,962 mm in length and is capable of holding 527 liters when the bench is in use and 1,600 liters of position when the bench is folded instead. The new Saab 9-5 SportCombi is endowed with the same engine in the sedan, including displays, programs, equipment and options, although these with some minor variations, will be the same.

The new Saab cars are also available on U-Rail to secure luggage, a waterproof compartment in the bottom and the door that opens electrically by a remote control or by pressing a button which is located on the rear license plate. For the moment, prices have not yet been disclosed. For more information you just have to wait for the start of the show car in Switzerland.

Seat IBX Concept

Posted: 26 Feb 2011 07:11 PM PST

Three days before the official opening of the Geneva Motor Show have escaped the first two official images of surprise that the Serbian Seat in the show: the one you see in the picture is the IBX Concept, a prototype of the compact crossover whose details still nothing has transpired . For now we can only confine itself to finding the particular choice of a three-door body and more than a few similarities with the lines of the Ford Kuga

De Tomaso SLS 2011

Posted: 26 Feb 2011 06:30 PM PST

After the first three images of De Tomaso SLS that we have proposed yesterday, back on the big crossover Gian Mario Rossignolo at the release of its new network in official photos. The model, which will be presented in a few days at Geneva, of course, will change name before going into production.

He was followed, in the coming years, according to statements by Gian Mario Rossignolo, will be a more conventional sedan and a luxury coupe. By the crossover, which will be assembled in plants ex-Pininfarina in Grugliasco (Torino), we expect volumes of about 3000 units per year. He made his debut in international markets will be next year.

A Grugliasco, where 900 employees are currently employed, not only held its assembly operations, but also of painting. As the SLS, even the sedan will be produced as planned in 3000 copies a year, while the coupe is about 2,000 units. De Tomaso will invest a total of 116 million euro project in his recovery.

Wiesmann Roadster Concept

Posted: 26 Feb 2011 06:07 PM PST

Friends AutoGespot Dutch have published today the first images of the stolen Wiesmann Roadster Concept, a prototype that the small German manufacturer is set to launch in Geneva. Preparations are underway at the Palexpo in view of the inauguration on Tuesday, and someone managed to take some pictures of the cars that are already awaiting the arrival of the international press.

The prototype Wiesmann marks a sharp break with the coupe and the clearly retro-looking spider that until now have characterized the production of the manufacturer: the approach of the Roadster concept can be approached rather than some boats extreme “English ” . Of course, for all the details about this sport, we refer to the press days of the exhibition.

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