Saturday, September 29, 2012

New Audi S3

Audi will present in Paris the third generation of the Audi S3, sportier version of the compact hatchback 3-door Audi A3.

In this model, the brand with the four rings debut the 2.0 TFSI engine with 300 hp and 380 Nm, mechanical injection system with indirect supplementing gasoline direct injection (FSI) during operation under partial load.

The new Audi/ accelerates from 0 to 100km / h in 5.1 seconds, the version with automatic transmission S-tronic (5.4 s with 6-speed manual gearbox) has a top speed limited to 250km / h. The average consumption "declared" is 6.9 l/100km, equivalent to 159 g / k of CO2.
In the new Audi S3, to have less weight, front fenders and "engine cover" are aluminum.
The S3 have the the Audi drive select system, with five operational programs: efficiency, comfort, dynamic, auto and individual. In this, the driver can set the performance of various components of the vehicle.

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Toyota IQ EV

Toyota presents an interesting version of its iQ city car, powered entirely by electricity, which however, for now, are not available for sale, the brand is between clients studies and the lack of an infrastructure for charging the cars, this limit commercialization.

By using a smaller battery, Toyota had to optimize several aspects of the car to minimize power consumption. Among them, the use of a heat pump, low power consumption and high efficiency air conditioning, or a windscreen with an independent heating system.

Moreover, its design has been modified to improve the aerodynamics and, likewise, reduce the power consumption. The front grill is replaced by a panel, in which, under a cover, the outlet is placed recharging.

Its measures are virtually the same as the standard version of the model. Only 135 mm more in total, keeping the height, width and wheelbase. Due to their size and distribution, is one of the most practical cars on the market and feasible and has enough room for four passengers.

The Toyota IQ EV propulsion system is an evolution of the famous Hybrid Synergy Drive , but with a 47 kW engine and 163 Nm as the sole energy source. It accelerates from 0-100 km / h in just 14 seconds and has a top speed of 125 km / h. Its range is about 85 km, a distance that allows daily urban use.

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Qbeak The Danish electric car

The Danish brand ECmove proved that its electric car project, the QBEAK has had advances in its development and the first unit to be tested is already rolling.

Designed to move around the city and facilitate both the movement as parking, one of the most impressive aspects is that, despite its small size (3,000 mm long and 1,750 high, with only 425 kg of weight) can carry up to six people.

With the exception of the driver's seat, all other seats are removable, which gives versatility to create and adapt different configurations, if you need more cargo in the trunk.

The car is very light, this along with a 90 hp engine helps achieve a maximum speed of 120 km / and have a battery life of between 50 to 300 kilometers per charge.

The production of this electric car is scheduled for later this year.

Sunday, September 23, 2012

Mercedes CLS Shooting Brake

Mercedes retrieves a very original concept, which until now has only been used in prototypes or adaptations absolutely exclusive and never before used in production cars.

This new variant of the Mercedes CLS Shooting Brake is spectacular, a coupe that was also a pioneer when it appeared in 2004 and, after his commercial success, he saw other manufacturers follow the idea.

 Inside, this version of the original CLS does not differ in relation to his brother, coupe, and has two comfortable seats.

Still has the same finishes and endless list of safety features typical of Mercedes, including, as standard equipment, the device that detects driver fatigue or the Pre-Safe system of protection for all occupants, a system that activates several safety mechanisms when the accident is imminent. he Mercedes CLS Shooting Brake keeps excellent driving quality and comfort and suspension so appreciated in the coupe.

The new model will be available with two diesel and three petrol engines, all coupled to the seven-speed automatic gearbox "7G-Tronic Plus". Besides these conventional versions are also sold two V8 biturbo prepared by AMG. The first produces an output of 525 hp, while the exclusive version Edition 1 edition has 557 hp.

Thursday, September 20, 2012

McLaren P1 supercar

Mclaren finally reveals its new car that will be called Mclaren P1 and will be first presented at the Paris Motor Show.

According to Ron Dennis, CEO of the brand, "The McLaren P1 is the result of 50 years of competition." Twenty years ago we are revolutionizing the market for sports cars with the McLaren F1 and now we want to do it again with McLaren P1 '

There are no technical information, but the brand has ensured that wants build the fastest car in the world in circuit or on the road, so we assume which it surpasses in power and performance the McLaren MP4-12C.

Visually the car is amazing and is easy to note that spent many hours in the wind tunnel to achieve optimum aerodynamic coefficient.

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

BMW Concept Car Active Tourer

With a length of 4,353 mm, a width of 1,834 and a total height of 1,560 mm, the BMW Active Concept Tourer offers good wheelbase, 2,670 mm, and a high line of ceiling which ensures a wide and versatile habitability . In addition, its trunk is not penalized by the hybrid system's batteries as they are located under the cargo floor.

The exterior maintains the unmistakable aesthetic of BMW. In the cabin there is room but also elegance.
The wood interior is innovative hith wood and premium leather. The orange seams give a youthful and casual touch .

The cockpit is ergonomically oriented towards the driver. If you wish you may receive a glass surface between the steering wheel and windshield, which is projected on the color image of the virtual screen. One of the cherries is in the multi-function display that serves as a dashboard.
The center console between the two front seats, seems suspended in air, to provide more space for the feet of the driver and passenger

The BMW Concept Car Active Tourer has a gasoline engine TwinPower Turbo 1,500 cc three-cylinder paired with an electric engine that reaches an output of 190 hp. The gasoline engine is not acting on the rear wheels, as is usual in Bmw, it does so on the front wheels.
The power does on the rear axle and is able to propel the car by itself, without the intervention of the combustion engine.

With this technology, the Bmw Active Tourer Concept accelerates from 0 to 100 km / h in under eight seconds with a top speed of 200 km / h. While the average consumption is below 2.5 liters per 100 kilometers and CO2 emissions do not reach 60 grams per kilometer.

The Active Tourer Concept provides a range of more than 30 miles withe only the electric engine. Furthermore, the synchronous electric enginepower can be utilized further by the function "boost". The maximum torque of 200 Nm is available from the moment the car is in motion.

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Hyundai i30, a new sports car

Hyundai has been one of the brands that have chosen the Paris Motor Show to present news. The Korean manufacturer presents the new Hyundai i30 hatchback.

This new Hyundai compact shines a sportier aesthetic.
 In terms of design changes, stress the more angular drop ceiling, a sharper lateral silhouette and a front bumper more marked and aggressive than in the previous Hyundai i30.
What's more, the central grill-honeycomb mesh and black-matte is accompanied by a redesigned fog lamps with LED strips for lighting daytime.  The rear windows have also changed, coming very close to those of the Hyundai Veloster.

The 16 "wheels also emphasize the sporty appearance of this compact car, which has been designed for European tastes.

The new three-doors Hyundai I30 assembled engines of 1.4 and 1.6 liter petrol and diesel , capable of developing power between 90 hp and 128 hp, managed by manual or six-speed automatic gear. Among them include the 1.6 CRDi diesel with 128 hp, whose emissions figures are reduced to 97 grams of CO2 per kilometer.

In addition, this new Hyundai i30 incorporates theFlex Steer system '. This allows us, through three modes adjustable-Comfort, Normal or Sport-assisted change direction depending on the conditions or characteristics of the road.

Monday, September 17, 2012

Porsche Cayenne S Diesel

Early next year, with a price of $118500, Porsche Cayenne range will expand with a new version S Diesel engine equipped with 4.2-liter V8 biturbo reaching the 382 hp and 850 Nm of torque.

With this engine the Cayenne S Diesel gets an acceleration of 0-100 km / h in 5.7 seconds with a top speed of 252 km / h. These benefits can nonetheless with a consumption of 8.3 and emissions of 218 grams per kilometer.

The Porsche Cayenne S Diesel is equipped with start / stop sistem, is the only SUV in the market with an V8 diesel engine with this feature.
The car heave an active system of four-wheel drive. Wherein the intervention of the front wheels is adapted to the particular circumstances of driving, to improve stability and traction. Optionally, you can choose the Porsche Torque Vectoring Plus (PTV Plus) to enhance its dynamism.

Sunday, September 16, 2012

Peugeot 2008 Concept Car

Peugeot wait for the celebration of International Motor Show in Paris to present the prototype of its new 2008 Concept. A model to be launched into the international market and in which they have worked together, designers and engineers from Paris, Shanghai and Sao Paulo.

According to the French brand, this urban crossover is born to meet the needs of young urbans who love the city but love to escape sometimes, combining concepts, sedans and SUVs.

The Peugeot 2008 Concept Car heave an evolution of gasoline three-cylinder new generation engine. With turbo and direct injection, the 1.2 has a three-cylinder amd 110 horsepower without incurring in high fuel consumption and CO2 emissions.

With a size of 4.14 meters long and 1.74 wide, the design of Concept car renews the features of large capacity models inside the small car segment. The size and height of the wheels have been increased

Saturday, September 15, 2012

New Kia pro-cee

The pro-cee'd is the three-door version of the new Kia cee'd. The car will be presented at the upcoming Paris Motor Show before reaching the market in early 2013.

The major changes between the two models are noted in a higher waist and his body, three-door, sportier cut. Inside you can also see a more youth style with court terminating seats.

The second generation of the Kia cee'd is on sale since last May.The five-door variants are offered with a range of engines from 90 to 135 hp

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Nissan Terra, an electric concept car

Nissan will present at the Paris Motor Show the concept car Terra, an SUV with an innovative electric propulsion system 4x4 with hydrogen fuel cell and an exterior design that suggests an unforgettable presence despite its compact dimensions, the Terra brings sustainable mobility to a new and exciting level.

The Terra is a zero-emission concept SUV car.

According to Nissan designers: "The target was a new approach to SUVs, designed more for urban life than to desert sand. The unique design of the diagonal seats offers an exciting driving experience thanks to its exceptional forward visibility, transmitting a feeling of total control in all conditions. "

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