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Audi R8 MY 2012

Posted: 28 Jul 2011 03:07 PM PDT

Audi R8 Audi could present the new model year 2012 during the Frankfurt Motor Show 2011, to September 15 to 25 This is a rumor that has not been confirmed officially by the German carmaker owned by Volkswagen Group. Precisely for this reason you still can not take it for sure. It seems that with the arrival of the new version 2012, the Audi R8 sports coupe or convertible that will be changed mechanically.

The main novelties will be on the transmission and the two engines that are exploited by the fastback and the spyder. Most likely the interventions on the Audi R8 will be oriented to give a more modern sports car, at a time when competition is very i8 with BMW and the new generation Porsche 911. In a time when the market there are other cars at the time of the debut of the R8 in 2007, there were not. The new 2012 Audi R8 will be equipped with new S tronic transmission robotic seven-speed dual-clutch gearbox to replace the R-Tronic six-speed, always automated and equipped with double clutch.

The new version will have more power than its predecessor. The V8 engine, it manages to generate 450 horsepower while the V10 engine will produce 540 horsepower. It was not yet possible to tell if the new 2012 Audi R8 will feature cosmetic changes and also by changes in levels of equipment and what will be the new sport version of the GT.

Restyling Mercedes GLK

Posted: 28 Jul 2011 07:49 AM PDT

The new Mercedes GLK redesign will be officially presented by the German car at the Geneva Motor Show 2012, which will take place during the month of March. In support are some rumors that have not yet been officially confirmed, but they seem to be endorsed by frequent tests of SUVs. The rumors say that the debut will take place in the first half of 2012 and restyled Mercedes GLK will be sold as model year 2013 just before the autumn of 2012.

The new GLK redesign takes the place of the version that has been marketed since 2008 and has already undergone a minor update over the past year. The new Mercedes GLK makeover, according to rumors, will be revisited with a design in some fundamental points, such as clusters, the central grille, front bumper and rear bumper fascia, in order to make the SUV more similar to new cars Mercedes, those that are part of the new chapter aesthetic, such as the Mercedes CLS Mercedes SLK and Mercedes ML.

As for the Mercedes GLK engines will be equipped with latest and efficient engines and should be introduced in the range 1.8-liter gasoline engine 204 hp. The seven-speed sequential automatic transmission 7G-Tronic will be managed by the lever in the center of the dashboard, but by a smaller command that will be behind the wheel. A system that is in use on the new CLS. In addition, there also the arrival of dual-clutch automatic transmission 7G-seven-speed DCT.

Lotus Elise oil leaks

Posted: 28 Jul 2011 02:59 AM PDT

The Lotus Elise is under investigation by NHTSA (the American authority for road safety) due to some loss of oil. The survey covers approximately 4,400 of the cars of this model produced between 2005 and 2006 and was prompted by 17 reports from customers who had noticed the loss of liquid lubricant on the right rear wheel of the car. This has caused obvious problems of control and safety. For this reason, NHTSA has decided to open a file to check the actual scope of the problem and the risks to motorists.

One of the documents submitted claim for this problem is also talk of a car that, following the loss, he would have caught fire. None of the people involved to date is currently injured and has not yet started any provision of appeal. The Lotus Elise and Exige will be his cousin out of production in the U.S. later this year.

Ford Fiesta HFHV, 2.0 turbo 600 hp

Posted: 28 Jul 2011 01:34 AM PDT

tested with great enthusiasm and said he was very pleased with the new HFHV that is not an acronym for blood donors, but rather the new Ford Hybrid Vehicle Function Hoon rally. We are talking of the great Ken Block who has tested his hands to the sleeping car racing rally and especially suitable in the gymkhana. Wheel suspension and other details make the 2.0 turbo and an exceptional vehicle just right for certain types of routes, radiating from the engine power of 600 hp exclusive. In a video Ken wanted to give absolute proof of the power of this car going to make a great success.

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Mercedes C63 AMG Coupé Black Series Release Date

Posted: 28 Jul 2011 01:30 AM PDT

Mercedes C63 AMG Coupé presented in a preview version of the Black Series Grand Prix of Germany during the 2011 Formula 1. The real, however, will debut at the upcoming Frankfurt Motor Show 2011, scheduled for September 15 to 25.

DATE AND PRICE – The new Mercedes C63 AMG Black Series Coupe will come on the market in January 2012, the price for the German market has already been set at 115,430 euros, while Italy would be slightly higher.

ENGINE – The engine is the V8 engine of 6,208 cc of the SLS AMG, which delivers 517 horsepower at 6,800 revolutions / min with maximum torque of 620 Nm at 5,000 rpm / min. The engine weighs only 196 kg in total. The consumer stated by the German company is 12.2 l/100 km with emissions of 286 g / km of CO2.
With a powerful 8-cylinder V the C63 AMG Black Series Coupe accelerates from 0 to 100 km / h in just 4.2 seconds, but much of the credit is also shifting dual-clutch 7-speed AMG Speedshift MCT, which allows you to change marching in a tenth of a second.

APPEARANCE – Aesthetically, the C63 AMG Black Series Coupe offers increased air intakes, vents on the hood, big spoiler, modified bumpers, tires 255/35 front and 285/30 rear, again by 19 inches. In addition, the front track was widened by 40 mm, even at the rear of 79 mm.

MECHANICAL – It ‘features a braking system with ventilated discs increased in diameter from 390 mm ??to 360 mm in front and behind, respectively, in six four-piston calipers. At the rear there is a limited-slip differential. The ESP is set in three different modes: on, off, and Sports.

Ford C-Max 2011 Price Release

Posted: 28 Jul 2011 01:26 AM PDT

Ford has released the pricing of the new C-Max, already available in dealerships also the version with 7 seats, in the fitting and Titanium Plus. GASOLINE – The engine is the entry level 1.6 petrol with 105 hp and 150 Nm at 4,000 rpm / min. The data reported by Ford speak of 0-100 km / h in 12.6 seconds and top speed of 180 km / h.

The American company says consumption of 6.6 l/100 km. With prices start from 19,250 euros for a 5-seater version and 20,750 for the version 7, all Ipt excluded. They are also still available, however, the versions with the 1.6 engine with 125 hp and 150 hp, which cost 21,500 and 23,000 euros respectively. OIL – Even in the diesel range debuted a new version of the 1.6 TDCi 95 bhp and 230 Nm, for sale at a price of 22,250 euros. According to data reported top speed of 170 km / h, accelerates from 0 to 100 km / h in 13.8 seconds. Consumption, however, are the order of 4.6 l/100 km.

Remain in the catalog even the 1.6 115 bhp and 163 bhp 2.0, respectively, sold at 23,000 euros and 24,500 euros. These two versions are also available with automatic transmission Powershift, which costs 1,500 euros more.

EXTRA PACKAGES – The Plus Pack (500 euros) adds 16-inch alloy wheels, fog lamps, center console with armrest and premium velvet mats. The Titanium Pack (750 euros) offers 17-inch alloy wheels, keyless system, and tinted rear glass.

Finally, with 750 euros you can have the extended warranty to 5 years or 100 thousand km. With another 300 euros coverage extends even 50 thousand km.

Land Rover Discovery 4 MY 2012 Release Date

Posted: 28 Jul 2011 01:24 AM PDT

After updating the Range Rover Sport, Land Rover now has also unveiled the 2012 model year Discovery 4. As summed up by John Edwards, Global Brand Director of Land Rover’s new Discovery 4 offers improved performance, lower CO2 emissions and a better level of equipment. According to Edwards, the Land Rover Discovery 4 MY 2012 is one of the most talented and versatile SUV today.

ENGINE – Just as the Range Rover Sport, Land Rover Discovery 4 also on the engine is 3.0 turbo diesel. The entry level version has 211 hp, 520 Nm of torque and CO2 emissions of 224 g / km. The most powerful version instead has a power of 255 hp and 600 Nm of torque at 2,000 rpm. NEW TRANSMISSION – 4 On Discovery also debuted the new 8-speed automatic transmission with paddles behind the wheel. On the center console is a knob by which you can select different modes: Park, Reverse, Neutral, Drive and Sport.

EQUIPMENT – The Terrain Response system has been updated recently with the introduction dell’Hill Start Assist, which helps to start uphill, and Gradient Acceleration Control, which controls the acceleration downhill.

Light-alloy wheels feature a new design. There are 19 or 20 inches. They then have four packages of extras (Option Pack, Technology Pack, Luxury Pack HSE and Vision Assist Pack). Among the various multimedia systems are also the “Say What You See”, which allows you to use voice commands.

PRICE – The fittings are available Technology, Luxury and Vision Assist. The new Land Rover Discovery 4 will have a starting price of 46,600 euros.

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Hyundai Azera Release Date

Posted: 27 Jul 2011 06:55 PM PDT

The South Korean carmaker Hyundai has announced it will showcase a new Azerbaijan during the 2011 Los Angeles Motor Show, which takes place in the United States between 18 and 27 November next, after the end of summer (although there is still plenty of time to This motoring event, the event has already become a major interest: only yesterday, in fact, we told you that during this event will be unveiled at the new Abarth 500. It is, therefore, a very important moment, primarily for ‘U.S. economy car). We can therefore assume – without fear of mistaken – that the new Hyundai Azerbaijan will then be available on the market at the turn of the last day of the current year and the beginning of the next, what we can not state with certainty is whether the new large sedan size of the car manufacturer Hyundai-Kia Group (fifth largest in the world) will be marketed in Europe or whether, on the contrary, the model will remain the exclusive preserve of North America. But what kind of car it is, exactly?

If the rumors do not deceive us, the new Hyundai sedan Azerbaijan is a refined and elegant large, probably designed to counter the BMW 5 Series and Audi A6, Mercedes E-Class and Volvo S80 will be born – hypothetically – on the same floor of Kia K9 other South Korean sedan packed for the same reasons just indicated. Suppose further that the automobile has shaped the new car with the same design of all new models in the range, ie with the stylistic register called Fluidic Sculpture, imagined and designed by Thomas Burkle, ex-BMW.

The Chief Executive Officer of Eastern carmaker Hyundai, John Krafcik, has used the social network Twitter to inform the world debut of the engines of Azerbaijan: “We’re in the final stages of ride / handling tuning for the 2012 Azerbaijan, and it’s dialing in nicely. Look out for it at the LA Auto Show. “

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Maserati GranCabrio Sport Release Date

Posted: 27 Jul 2011 06:50 PM PDT

To disprove those who – if they exist – consider it too nice, refined with the fabric folding roof that line and sweet, elegant, composed, designed by Pininfarina, the Modena car manufacturer has packed the Sport version of the Maserati GranTurismo convertible. It is obviously not the first time that we talk about it, given that the official presentation took place during the Geneva Motor Show in 2011, ie during the month of March, now we want to bring up this convertible at the same time sporty and noble because of the brand trident of Fiat SpA finally introduced in the list, after debuting in front of the press occurred during the last week in Trieste.

If not should remember the features of this fascinating car, we want to refresh your memory citandovene some. The new Maserati GranTurismo sports, sporty four-seater is equipped with a 4.7 liter V8 petrol engine produced by the fashion house of Maranello (Ferrari), which beats the front of the supercar that delivers 450 horsepower and 510 Nm of torque sent to the tires back through the six-speed sequential automatic transmission car MC Shift: The new Maserati GranTurismo in the Sport version has a top speed of 285 mph and touches the hundred miles per hour in 5.2 seconds from a standstill. The Italian carmaker has chosen to make it special – even more than it already was – this sporty convertible, using a package that makes it tough aesthetic line of the car (without leaving the touch of class, which is breathed in every corner). The declination is on sale and offers refined emotions without compromise: it costs 141,000 euros, ie 6,000 euros more than the Maserati GranTurismo outright.

On this occasion, the Italian car manufacturer has also updated the most “simple” Maserati GranTurismo, adding to the envelope (standard or optional), a chrome grille coordinated with side vents, new improved front-seat lumbar support and new red brake calipers polished anodized.

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Mini future

Posted: 27 Jul 2011 06:47 PM PDT

Mini and BMW in the near future we will integrate more and more. Many new models will also come under the brand name of the British car maker. The first of these will most likely be the new three-door, which you do not know the name, but that should be unveiled next year and then go into production in 2013. By 2015, however, should get a new version of the Clubman, which should increase the brand presence in the market segment for this kind of vehicles.

Even in this case is still unknown what will be the name of the new model. According to the leaked last should be Spacebox or Travellers, with the latter is now considered the favorite. Everything should be made??, like all new-generation Mini, UKL1 platform developed by BMW, for which was to be invested 500 million pounds. A demonstration of how the German car maker believes in this project. Even the engines will be developed by BMW with the powers that should be between 120 and 160 hp.

The UKL1 should have room for the new 2-liter four-cylinder BMW can get to 230 hp, but it is not possible to know if the Mini will be able to assemble a car with such power. According to other rumors, there should be new place for a hybrid engine offering. In total, would be scheduled at least ten new Mini models, which you should be adding five new compact BMW developed on the same platform.