Archive for September, 2012

Porsche presents the 911 Carrera 4 and 4S at Paris

Category: Porsche | Author: | Date: September 30th, 2012

The Germans at Porsche introduced the new 911 Carrera 4 and 4S models at the Paris Motor Show. In terms of styling, you won’t find major differences between the new models and the rear-wheel drive 911 variants.

However, Porsche managed to improve the total weight by about 65 kilograms while fuel consumption gets also better.

Porsche 911 Carrera 4/4S

Porsche 911 Carrera 4/4S

The new Porsche 911 Carrera 4 is offered in both Coupe and Convertible forms, under the bonnet being fitted a 3.4-liter 345-horsepower unit for the Carrera 4 and a more powerful 3.8-liter 394hp in the Carrera 4S.
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BMW 335i gets M Performance pack at Paris

Category: BMW | Author: | Date: September 29th, 2012

BMW unveiled a new M Performance pack at this year’s edition of the Paris Motor Show.

The new package brings both performance and styling improvements for the most powerful 3 Series model in the range, namely the BMW 335i sedan.

BMW 335i M Performance

BMW 335i M Performance

At the exterior, the improvements include new 20-inch alloy wheels, new spoiler and mirror caps, black high-gloss grille and a contrasting black stripe.
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Peugeot reveals new 2008 Concept

Category: Peugeot | Author: | Date: September 28th, 2012

Peugeot unveils yet another concept model at this year’s edition of the Paris Motor Show.

We talk about the 2008 Concept, a crossover prototype which is already being tested as a production model and, most likely, will enter the market in the coming years.

Peugeot 2008 Concept

Peugeot 2008 Concept

The French car maker focused on fuel economy and opted for a 1.2-liter three-cylinder petrol unit delivering 110 horsepower.
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Audi unveils new Crosslane Coupe Concept

Category: Audi | Author: | Date: September 27th, 2012

The Crosslane Coupe is Audi’s newest futuristic crossover concept, a prototype meant to preview the future design approach of the company.

The new Audi Crosslane Coupe uses a hybrid power plant and is build using a new technology called Multimaterial Space Frame, a combination of carbon fiber-reinforced polymer and aluminum.

Audi Crosslane Coupe Concept

Audi Crosslane Coupe Concept

Thanks to these materials, the total weight of the car is just 1,390 kilograms while under the bonnet we find a 1.5-liter TSFI engine and an electric motor.
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2013 Cadillac ATS gets 33mpg fuel economy

Category: Cadillac | Author: | Date: September 25th, 2012

Cadillac presents today the EPA-estimated fuel economy figures for the 2013 ATS sedan, a model which is powered by a 2.5-liter four-cylinder unit offering 202 horsepower.

It is paired to a six-speed automatic transmission and promises a fuel consumption of 22mpg (city) and 33mpg (highway) which translates into a combined economy of 26mpg.

2013 Cadillac ATS

2013 Cadillac ATS

If you want more power, there is a 2.0-liter turbocharged unit with 272 horsepower and fuel consumption numbers of 21mpg (city) and 31mpg (highway).
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New Porsche 918 Spyder hits the Nürburgring

Category: Porsche | Author: | Date: September 23rd, 2012

The Germans from Porsche officially announced that the upcoming 918 Spyder arrived at the famous Nürburgring circuit for a lap.

The model in question is a powerful hybrid motivated by a 4.6-liter V8 engine and two electric motors for a total output of around 760 horsepower.

Porsche 918 Spyder

Porsche 918 Spyder

With such resources, the Porsche 918 Spyder sprints from 0 to 100 km/h in less than 3 second while the top speed exceeds 325 km/h.
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All-new Audi A3 Sportback headed to Paris

Category: Audi | Author: | Date: September 22nd, 2012

The Germans from Audi released images and information on the new A3 Sportback, a model based on the well-known five-door sedan.

Even the Paris Motor Show is just around the corner, Audi decided to pull the wraps off the new A3 ahead the long-awaited automotive event.

2013 Audi A3 Sportback

2013 Audi A3 Sportback

Measuring 4,3 meters in length, 1,7 meters in width and 1,4 meters in height, the new A3 Sportback comes with a variety of engine choices including 1.6-liter and 2.0-liter TDI engines but also 1.2-liter, 1.4-liter and a range-topping 1.8-liter TFSI petrol unit.
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2013 Mercedes SLS AMG GT debuts as F1 Safety Car

Category: Mercedes | Author: | Date: September 21st, 2012

Mercedes released photos and details on the SLS AMG GT model prepared for the F1 Championship. The German supercar will debut as the new F1 Safety Car at the Singapore Grand Prix.

However, we also got the opportunity to see the new model in action at the Shell Belgian Grand Prix. Power is provided by a tweaked 6.2-liter V8 engine which delivers 583 horsepower.

Mercedes SLS AMG GT Safety Car

Mercedes SLS AMG GT Safety Car

Exterior styling features of the new Mercedes SLS AMG GT Safety car include new safety lights, new F1 graphics, a rear silencer, new seats with six-point harnesses and revised optical blocks.
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Mercedes E300 BlueTEC HYBRID fuel economy proved

Category: Mercedes | Author: | Date: September 18th, 2012

The UK division of Mercedes decided to test the E300 BlueTEC HYBRID’s driving range and see if it really is the world’s most efficient E-Class.

Before we tell you the results, we have to remind you that the German hybrid model is powered by a 2.1-liter diesel engine and an electric motor powered by a lithium-ion battery.

2013 Mercedes E300 BlueTEC HYBRID

2013 Mercedes E300 BlueTEC HYBRID

With a total output of 227 horsepower and 500Nm of torque, the E300 BlueTEC HYBRID sprints from 0 to 100 km/h in about 7 seconds with a top speed of 219 km/h.
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Honda Civic hatchback gets new 118HP 1.6-liter diesel

Category: Honda | Author: | Date: September 17th, 2012

The Japanese people from Honda announced their intentions to debut a new fuel efficient 1.6-liter diesel engine at the Paris Motor Show, an event which is just about to start.

The new engine is the first to bear the company’s new Earth Dreams Technology, which translates into a better fuel consumption and lower CO2 emissions.

2013 Honda Civic

2013 Honda Civic

The all-new 1.6-liter i-DTEC turbocharged diesel is capable to deliver 118 horsepower at 4,000rpm and 300Nm of torque at 2,000rpm.
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