Posted: 03 Aug 2011 02:44 PM PDT
The Detroit Motor Show 2012 will see the debut of the new Bentley Continental GT with turbo V8 engine. The car to have the honor to present to the world the new engine, which will be used on various models of the S and RS brand, will be the version that S6 will debut at the IAA 2011. It will only be in January, however, that the manufacturer will introduce its new V8 engine that will be more economical, efficient and clean compared to the W12 is currently being used. A curiosity: Bentley’s engineers have worked on the drains to give the car a roar worthy of its reputation.
The engine that will debut in Detroit is the 4.0 V8 that will allow the brand to produce CO2 emissions smaller than 6.0 W12 so dear to the owners of Bentley Continental. By the manufacturer, however, are keen to raise awareness that the monstrous 12-cylinder engine will not regret.
According to rumors, also the lightness and small size compared to the monstrous V8 W12 will give the car a sporty touch, which inevitably lacked the mammoth vehicle to which we are accustomed. With the new turbo engine will be capable of delivering more power than the current 12-cylinder engine that produces 575 hp.
If you love the Bentley Continental GT (and the Bentley Continental GTC, the convertible version to be presented in the next few weeks) so you’ll be happy to know that from 2012 you can drive your luxury car favorite aware of being a bit ‘more environmentally environment. So much for the traditional (and rare) W12 engine.
Posted: 02 Aug 2011 10:58 PM PDT
The German carmaker BMW has released (on the occasion of the launch in Britain of the car) new official photos of the second generation of Series 1, the average premium C-segment that will be unveiled at the Frankfurt Motor Show 2011, between 15 and 25 September, but that is already available at the company’s official dealer network of the Ethics of Monaco of Bavaria.
Built on the same floor of the newest generation of BMW 3 Series, the new BMW 1 Series has been endowed with a controversial (very soft, very dense, less aggressive and sporty than the previous version) appearance (of which we have already spoken, many other occasions) and volumes almost identical to those of the first generation (still for sale, as a coupé, convertible version and a three-door hatchback version, the new BMW 1 Series F20, in fact, is offered only in five-door variant ). The range of engines has changed, however, more deeply, the automaker now offers a 1.6-liter gasoline engine and 170 horsepower from 136 (the 116th and 118th) and a 2.0-liter diesel engine from 116, 143 and 184 horsepower (116d, 118d and 120d). There are two transmissions (six-speed manual or eight-speed automatic, the latter available as an option), a traction (rear, the xDrive all come in the future, it seems), set up three (basic, Urban and Sports) .
Here are the official prices of the new F20 BMW 1 Series five-door (which excludes the tax IPT, the options chosen at time of purchase and the price increases dealers’):
BMW 1 Series 116th 26,800 euros
BMW 1 Series 118th 28,900 euros
BMW 1 Series 116d 27,650 euros
BMW 1 Series 118d 29,500 euros
BMW 1 Series 120d 31,700 euros
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