Renault Zero Emission Z.E. Lineup at Frankfurt 2009: Fluence, Zoe, Kango and Twizy Concepts (photos and video)

17 09 2009

This year Renault introduced four new concept cars at the 2009 Frankfurt Motor Show: Fluence Z.E., Zoe Z.E., Kango Z.E. and Twizy Z.E. All of them are “zero emission” vehicles and use similar technology to the Nissan Leaf EV.

Renault "Zero Emission" Concepts at the 2009 Frankfurt Motor Show | AutoWorld

These concepts are an all-electric and can travel for 160 kilometers on a single charge. Once the battery is dried up, the battery can be charged using three different methods: a standard charge that takes between four and eight hours, a quick charge which is done in only 20 minutes or alternitavely, through the automated ‘Quickdrop’ system that removes and replaces the batteries in just three minutes. Solar paneling is also built in, to reduce the need for electricity from the grid. We will try to make a small overview of these cars.

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New Audi R8 e-Tron Concept Officially Revealed: Four Electric Motors with 4,500Nm of Torque (photos + video)

16 09 2009

The new Audi R8 e-Tron Concept has officially revealed at the 2009 Frankfurt Motor Show. Audi’s super concept powered by four electric motors, two each at the front and rear axles driving all four wheels, that produce a combined output of 230kW or 313HP along with a maximum, yes you are not mistaken, 4,500 Nm (3,319 lb-ft) of torque!! It’s a fantastic result of engineering.

Audi e-Tron Concept LIVE at 2009 Frankfurt Motor Show img_1 | AutoWorld

The new E-Tron accelerates from 0 – 100km/h time of 4.8 seconds, a top pace of 200km/h and a breadth of about 248km on plump lithium-ion vigor. Recharging the 213kg battery push at the back to detailed post requires six to eight hours on a common 220V conduit while a 400V close will do the job in about two and the half hours.

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New VW E-Up! Electric Concept Revealed (details and photos)

16 09 2009

Volkswagen has revealed the new all-electric VW E-Up! Concept car at the 2009 Frankfurt Motor Show. The new concept is a three-door minicar powered by an 80Hp electric engine that drives the front wheels. The German automaker plans to begin production of the Up! Family in 2011.

VW E-Up! Concept LIVE at Frankfurt img_3 | AutoWorld

The E-Up! concept is 3.2-meter long, 1.64 meters in width and 1.47 meters in height with a wheelbase of 2.19 meters and it’s smaller than a Fiat 500. However, VW’s designers managed to add in 3+1 seats which means the front passenger seat is positioned 50 mm onward, credit to the instruments being pushed foster up front.

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BMW Vision Efficient Dynamics Concept LIVE at 2009 Frankfurt Motor Show (photos and video)

16 09 2009

The new BMW Vision Efficient Dynamics Concept was officially unveiled at a preview event to the IAA in Frankfurt. Company chair and CEO Dr. Norbert Reithofer said something very interesting regarding his circle’s chosen outlook powertrain solution.

BMW Vision EfficienctDynamics Concept LIVE at Frankfurt Preview Event img_1 | AutoWorld

“The car wishes to evolve through innovation,” said Reithofer . “We are the engines more effective and make the compute of vehicle technology more optimally. In addition, Hybrid is also for us a temporary solution. And especially for large metropolitan areas, a car is required for electric source. We will resume our research work which hydrogen affection.”

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New 2010 Honda CR-V Facelift Revealed (details and photos)

11 09 2009

The new 2010 Honda CR-V facelift revealed ahead of formal introduction at Frankfurt Motor Show. The European-spec Honda CR-V that is built in the UK also repayment from a cleaner and more good 2.2-liter turbo diesel engine that can now be coupled to a new habitual transmission, pricing will be announced later in the year.

2010 Honda CR-V Facelift img_1 | AutoWorld

The 2010 CR-V looks have been slightly refreshed with newly intended front and rear bumpers, a more conventionally styled front frame without the chrome bars and new 17- and 18-edge alloy wheels positive flush implicit copious on upper grade models.

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New Audi R8 Spider Leaked ahead of Frankfurt Motor Show

11 09 2009

The first photos of the new Audi R8 Spider leaked into the web ahead of Frankfurt Motor Show. At these pictures we can see a black survey roof whose mechanisms hid the mid-rear mounted engine. The front ended has the strong fencing with surrounding LED daytime running light while the rear features LED rear lights, two oval tailpipes that are visible from the sides and a huge diffuser.

2010 Audi R8 Spider leaked img_3 | AutoWorld

Audi plans to launch the R8 Spider with only the 5.2-litre V10 engine as its symphony of thrust. It produces 386kW (525hp) and ultimate torque of 530Nm. The transmission options are the six-speed manual and the R-Tronic sequential shifter. Power joint along the two axles through the quattro AWD order which, if the same as the vehicle’s, can assigning up to 85% of torque to the rear wheels.
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New Lexus LF-Ch Concept Oficially Revealed (details and photos)

10 09 2009

Some time ago we published a leaked images of the new Lexus LF-Ch Concept and nowadays company has revealed official details and photos of its premium hatchback.

Lexus LF-Ch Concept official img_1 | AutoWorld

However, what Lexus does reveal is the notion model’s outside dimensions. With a largely strip of 4,300mm (169.3-in.), a width of 1,790mm (70.5-in.) and a height of 1,400mm (55.1-in.)with a 2,600 mm (102.4-in.) wheelbase, the LF-Ch is harshly the same mass as the Audi A3 Sportback (4,292mm in extent, 1,765mm width, 1,423mm height and 2,578mm wheelbase).

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New 2010 Ford C-Max Revealed (photos and video)

4 09 2009

The official photos of the all-new 2010 Ford C-MAX revealed. The five-seater minivan will be offered with the Ford’s new 1.6-liter EcoBoost direct-insertion four-cylinder gasoline engine.

All-New 2010 Ford C-MAX img_1 | AutoWorld

The new C-MAX will make its debut at the forthcoming Frankfurt Motor Show and sales are expected to start in Europe in mid-2010. The new compact-sized MPV is based on the next-generation Focus platform with it’s styling loosely inspired from the Iosis MAX concept car that was displayed at the 2009 Geneva Show in March.

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Frankfurt Preview: Lexus LF-Ch Hatchback Concept with Hybrid Drive Revealed

3 09 2009

Lexus is planning to unveil the new premium hatchback called LF-Ch Concept that will be debut at the Frankfurt Motor Show probably go to production in early 2010. The five-door hatch targets the C-segment premium market with rivals such as the Audi, BMW and Mercedes-Benz.

Lexus LF-Ch Concept img_4 | AutoWorld

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The depressed kind with its aging purchaser source is reckless to win the hearts of a livier sell segment, and it diplomacy to do so with exciting enthusiast embattled crop. Unlike the Lexus IS span and more specifically the high-performance IS-F sports sedan, Lexus would neediness to rate it within the realm of this young, yet environmentally conscious promote.

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First Official Photos of the 2010 Volvo C70 Facelift Revealed

1 09 2009

The first official photos of the refreshed 2010 Volvo C70 leaked into the web. The most prominent change on the folding-hardtop four seater concerns the new front-end motif with more organic facts and softer shapes that is very like to the S60 Concept that was reveled in Detroit this January.

2010 Volvo C70 img_1 | AutoWorld

That means a new front super arrangement with swoopy styled headlights and a wider and more pronounced framework. At the back, the facelifted C70 gains a new tail light intention with LED strips, a restyled abundant and a bigger ‘Volvo’ name on the wader lip. If we consider the interior of the 2010 C70′s , there don’t appear to be any changes made to the convertible’s model.

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New BMW Vision EfficienctDynamics Concept Officially Revealed (photos and video)

30 08 2009

Bavarian automakers has officially revealed photos, details and video of their new BMW Vision EfficientDynamics Concept car. Making its world debut at the Frankfurt Motor Show, the 2+2 seater concept is described as a visualization of BMW ActiveHybrid technology; an icon for prospect high-performance forceful dynamics and pouring pleasure all with a innovative level of efficiency.

New BMW Vision EfficienctDynamics Concept img_1 | AutoWorld

BMW uses the example of a vehicle with the performance of a BMW M car joint with the fuel market and emissions of a modern small car in the premium seminar of course. This is the basis rule behind the BMW EfficientDynamics development approach taken to an acute.

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First Official Photos of MINI Coupe Concept Revealed

26 08 2009

The first official photos of the new MINI Coupe Concept revealed on the eve of celebrating 50 years of company. In essence, it’s a MINI John Cooper Works inlay that had its rooftop finish and replaced with a sedan-like greenhouse and a steeper front windshield. The car is set make its world debut at the 2009 Frankfurt Motor Show.

MINI Coupe Concept img_1 | AutoWorld

The shape of the creepy-looking but lightweight aluminum top is said to have been inspired by a baseball hat that MINI designer Gert Hildebrand saw his teenage son wearisome backwards – go dignitary. According to the guests, the new roof lowers the car’s centre of gravity therefore significantly dipping body traffic and optimizing heavy conduct. Other niceties like the front and rear bumpers, headlamps, front lattice and evidently, the rear-end idea have been reworked but that’s mainly it.

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New Maserati GranCabrio Revealed ahead of Frankfurt Motor Show (details, photos)

24 08 2009

The first official photos of its long-awaited Maserati convertible model revealed. The new Maserati GranCabrio will be officially unveiled at the Frankfurt Motor Show and will go on sale in early 2010.

2010 Maserati GranCabrio img_1 | AutoWorld

Essentially a convertible side of the GranTurismo sedan, the new GranCabrio is the first four-seat convertible vehicle in Maserati’s history. The superb Pininfarina styling carries over, while a new print roof provides open-air enjoyment. According to Maserati, “The GranCabrio enriches all five senses in a shared open-air experience, lacking sacrificing comfort and performance.”

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