Archive for August, 2012

Citroen DS3 Cabrio breaks through prior Paris

Category: Citroen | Author: | Date: August 31st, 2012

Citroen finally decided to introduce the new DS3 Cabrio model in its full splendor ahead its Paris Motor Show debut.

The main difference between this model and its coupe brother is represented by the folding canvas top.

Citroen DS3 Cabrio

Citroen DS3 Cabrio

The DS3 Cabrio is 3,95 meters long, 1,71 meters wide and 1,46 meters tall, exactly as standard DS3.
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Skoda Yeti Sochi edition revealed at Moscow

Category: Skoda | Author: | Date: August 29th, 2012

Skoda is preparing for the 2014 Winter Olympic Games with the new Sochi special edition based on the Yeti crossover.

The 2014 Winter Olympics will take place in Russia, at the Sochi city to be more precise.

Skoda Yeti Sochi

Skoda Yeti Sochi

The new Skoda Yeti Sochi comes with a white exterior finish, new alloy wheels and special Sochi badges. Under the bonnet we will find a 1.8-liter TSI engine capable to deliver 150 horsepower and coupled to a dual-clutch transmission.
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2013 Toyota Mark X Sports unveiled

Category: Toyota | Author: | Date: August 28th, 2012

Toyota officially introduced the 2013 model year Mark X, a sports sedan dedicated exclusively to the Japanese market.

The 2013 Mark X is powered by a 2.5-liter V6 unit producing 272hp but also a more powerful 3.5-liter power plant with 314 horses.

2013 Toyota Mark X

2013 Toyota Mark X

Power is transferred to the wheels via a six-speed automatic transmission. At the exterior, the redesigned model sports new front bumper and grille, side skirts, a boot lid spoiler, 19-inch alloys and also a rear diffuser.
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Porsche 911 Carrera 4 and 4S officially unveiled

Category: Porsche | Author: | Date: August 28th, 2012

The German people from Porsche officially pulled the wraps off the new 911 Carrera 4 and 4S models. In terms of performance, the new Porsche 911 Carrera 4 Coupe develops 345hp and is able to complete the 0-100 km/h sprint in 4,5 seconds with a top speed of 285 km/h.

The Convertible variant of the model in question is 0,2 seconds slower and comes with a top speed of 282 km/h. Moving on to the more potent Carrera 4S Coupe which offers 394hp, the 0-100 km/h acceleration is done in 4,1 seconds while the top speed reaches 299 km/h.

2013 Porsche 911 Carrera 4

2013 Porsche 911 Carrera 4

The open-top variant is again 0,2 seconds slower in the standstill to 100 km/h sprint.
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Subaru WRX STI starts at £26,995 in the UK

Category: Subaru | Author: | Date: August 26th, 2012

The British department of Subaru announced that the WRX STI gets a lower price in the UK. To be more precise, the Japanese model starts at £26,995 and is powered by a 2.5-liter turbocharged unit capable to offer 296 horsepower.

The UK buyers will also benefit from a new model named WRX STI 340R which will be offered as a performance pack.

2013 Subaru WRX STI

2013 Subaru WRX STI

Priced at £1,599, the kit in question is able to improve the total output of the 2.5-liter engine to 335 horsepower and 490Nm of torque.
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2013 Land Rover Freelander 2 in the spotlight

Category: Land Rover | Author: | Date: August 23rd, 2012

Land Rover officially pulled the wraps off the facelift version of the Freelander 2. The restyled British model is scheduled to be unveiled in world premiere at the upcoming Moscow Motor Show.

Under the bonnet we find a 2.2-liter four-cylinder engine capable to deliver 184hp in the TD4, 187hp in the SD4 but also 148-horses in the eD4 model.

2013 Land Rover Freelander 2

2013 Land Rover Freelander 2

At the exterior, the styling tweaks include new xenon LED lights, revised optical blocks, larger alloy wheels, new Mauritius Blue, Havana and Aintree Green finishes but also a new grille.
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Fiat 500 Street Edition lands in the UK

Category: Fiat | Author: | Date: August 21st, 2012

Here is yet another special edition of the Fiat 500 mini, this time dedicated to the British market.

We talk about the Street Edition, a model which is available with three different engine choices including a 0.9-liter MultiAir petrol unit, a larger 1.2-liter engine but also a frugal 1.3-liter MultiJet power plant.

Fiat 500 Street Edition

Fiat 500 Street Edition

At the exterior, there are a total of five different finishes including Crossover Black, Electroclash Grey, Matt Black, Bossanova White and Pasadoble Red. Other exterior improvements include revised handles and door mirrors in satin chrome, tinted windows and also 17-inch alloy wheels.
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Volkswagen Jetta Hybrid hits 298 km/h at Bonneville Salt Flats

Category: Volkswagen | Author: | Date: August 17th, 2012

The German people from Volkswagen announced today that the hybrid variant of the current Jetta sedan managed to set a new top speed record at Bonneville Salt Flats.

To be more precise, the German model achieved a top speed of 298 km/h (185 mph) which makes it the fastest production hybrid on the market.

Volkswagen Jetta hybrid

Volkswagen Jetta hybrid

Behind the wheel of the Jetta hybrid was Carlos Lago, a journalist from Motor Trend magazine.
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McLaren 12C Can-Am Edition concept unveiled

Category: McLaren | Author: | Date: August 15th, 2012

The British people from McLaren unveiled today the 12C Can-Am Edition prototype, a model based on the well-known MP4-12C sports car.

The new concept is a one-off model built by McLaren GT division and sports a 3.8-liter V8 engine capable to deliver 630 horsepower.

McLaren 12C Can-Am Edition

McLaren 12C Can-Am Edition

The additional power is obtained thanks to a new ECU and a high performance cooling system. The low total mass of just 1,200 kilograms also helps the British concept to achieve improved performance.
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New Audi RS5 Coupe debuts in Australia

Category: Audi | Author: | Date: August 11th, 2012

The Germans from Audi announced that the revised RS5 Coupe arrives on the Australian continent.

The high-performance Coupe model hits the dealerships in Australia with a starting price of AUD $161,400. Under the bonnet we find a 4.2-liter V8 engine capable to develop 444 horsepower at 8,250 rpm and 430Nm of torque from 4,000 rpm.

Audi RS5 Coupe in Australia

Audi RS5 Coupe in Australia

The 0-100 km/h acceleration is possible in 4,5 seconds while the top speed is limited at 250 km/h.
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