Mercedes-Benz Design Chief to Retire This Year

28 03 2008

Professor Peter Pfeiffer leave Mercedes-Benz
Professor Peter Pfeiffer at Daimler-Benz group of forty years, and a decade later he became head of the “design cars and NFZ” Department (Passenger Car and Commercial Vehicle Design). After the good years of service, the chief designer of the Stuttgart car manufacturer will humbly retire this year, at the age of 65.

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He will succeed Gorden Wagener, the current Head of the Department of Strategic Advanced Design and Director of the Mercedes-design studios in California and Japan.

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Hamilton Will Receive $4m McLaren F1 LM for 2008 Title

28 03 2008

News: Lewis Hamilton will earn its 4 million US dollars in 2008 rewarded…
The young superstar Formula One driver who just finished the second year in the last championship was 2007, an additional incentive head of McLaren, Ron Dennis.

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If Hamilton home, the driver and constructor championships in 2008 for McLaren, Ron Dennis provides for an extremely rare McLaren F1 LM to the gifted young British driver.

Apparently Lewis first spotted in the McLaren F1 LM factory about 10 years ago, at the time when he would have been only 13. He quoted saying, “When I first went to McLaren, it was there, and I fell in love with it.”

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Porsche Carrera 4 Switch to Haldex AWD ( + spy photo porshe 911)?

28 03 2008

Article about Porshe and AWD System for Carrera 911 (spy foto)
We here at AutoWorld hear rumors that the Porsche Carrera 4 could be a new Haldex all-wheel-drive system. If so, it would mean Porsche is dumping its clutch visco-based system in favor of the Swedish transmission. Even rumors is an electronic Sperrdifferential that this car a real all-weather runner.

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These recordings were spying in northern Sweden, where a group of Porsche prototype and test vehicles were in a variety of studies. Back spyshots of the facelifted version of the Porsche (997) 911 have shown new bumpers front and rear, called the day with light drive LED and LED and back. The word is that these vehicles are sporting direct-engines with higher performance and better gas mileage.

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Official Release Geely GT Planned for China Auto Show

28 03 2008

Official release Geely GT
The 10th edition of the car show Auto China will kick off on April 20 at the China International Exhibition Center in Beijing. As is customary with all major car shows, new car rumors start to the day of the show sets the dates, and this time, Geely is in the spotlight.

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Geely, known for their low-cost cars, is headed upmarket with the new GT Geely, also called the Geely Tiger. In a press release last week, Geely announced that they will make 23 models (and their derivatives) at the Auto China 2008 show, including Geely TG-1, A3, LG-3, FC-3, etc. and has two days previously issued a press release announcing the Chinese Geely GT Concept. Geely said: ‘The year 2008 holds great importance for the internationalization of Geely, strategic and comprehensive turn raising the competitiveness of the mark Geely. ”

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Mercedes A-Class 2009 Made a Redesign (photo)

28 03 2008

Article about redesign Mercedes A-class + pohto
Mercedes has announced that the new A-Class generation is his debut at Auto Mobil International Auto Show in Leipzig. Available this spring, the new generation is trying to become more attractive and more environmentally friendly than the previous version. Stop / start technology will be available on the A 150 and A 170, reduces fuel consumption by nine percent. The three-door A 160 CDI is an assessment of consumption 4.5 litres per 100 kilometres. All these developments have led to the A-Class an environmental certificate, a first for the small car class.

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The exterior features new lights, flowing into the body, front and rear redesigned bumpers, a new grille and new tail lamps. Avant-garde models have a unique bumper with an arrow better shape. Elegance and Avantgarde models have 16-inch alloy wheels, while base models due with seven-spoke 15-inch wheels.

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Volkswagen Robust Pick-Up Rendering (first design pictures)

28 03 2008

At first we show only drawning of VW Robuts. The rendered Volkswagen pickup shown here, is the Taro, or at least that what we expect, will VW name. Taro remind you this was a success story that never happened for VW as a joint venture between him and Toyota. VW This time it alone, with the aim of him in his work in South Africa, Argentina and Germany for the various markets worldwide. The new Porsche, VW owners, are keen to further expand the mass-market product of the company earthly footprint as product differentiation keeps schedule.

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A number of derivatives and engines – petrol and diesel engines – for those coming to the fore, including 4×4 options, double-cab, and club booths. For VW, Toyota head on they need a vehicle of this type. Toyota Hilux is always one of the highest sales of vehicles in almost all markets in which it operates. But maybe VW is looking a bit further upfield, a vehicle such as the Nissan Navara for the competition.