Tuning: ABT AS5-R Audi S5 Details and Photos Released

27 02 2009

German car tuner ABT Sportsline has crated the AS5-R which based on the new Audi S5. The AS5-R takes that model’s standard 4.2 liter V8 with 354 hp and uprates it to a whopping 510 hp. 0 to 100 km/h comes in at 4.5 seconds and top speed is a fairly smoking 292 km/h (181 mph).

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Despite the significant augment in performance, the German tuner claims that consumption and tailpipe emissions still linger at the reading of the series-bent vehicle. ABT Sportsline hysterics the AS5-R with a new braking logic with 380 millimetre recording diameter and an ABT Coil-over suspension system to help the S5 survive with the luxury control.

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New 2010 Volvo S80 Sedan Facelift (details and photos)

27 02 2009

The updated Volvo S80 sedan will be debut for the first time at the 2009 Geneva Motor Show next month. Due to go on retailing in spiral 2009, the S80 has normal a reach of inferior surface updates but more importantly for European drivers, two revised five-cylinder diesel engines, the 2.4D and D5 boon the new low CO2-emitting 1.6D DRIVe diesel exemplar.

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UPDATED: with video

The new S80 DRIVe will come equipped with the same powertrain as the slighter C30, S40 and V50 DRIVe, a 109HP 1.6-litre diesel engine hooked up to a manual gearbox, but with expressly tailored engine software and different ratios in third, fourth and fifth gears. While the 1.6D powertrain won’t be donation any staggering performance facts, it does help significantly cut fuel consumption and CO2 emissions to 129g/km and 57.6mpg UK (48.0mpg US or 4.9 lt /100 km) respectively.

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Aston Martin DBS Volante Revealed with 510HP V12 (details and photos)

26 02 2009

Aston Martin has revealed the new DBS Volante ahead of its world debut at the 2009 Geneva Motor Show. The DBS Volante is Aston Martin’s 16th convertible in its 95 year record and represents the supreme combination of luxury with open air sports car performance. The motorised retractable fabric roof can be opened in just 14 seconds.

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Powering by Aston Martin’s 6.0-litre V12 engine with 510bhp (380kW) and 570Nm (420 lb ft) of torque, the Volante is not just a puzzle’s car. Naught to 100km/h comes in 4.3 seconds and top end is 307km/h (191mph). It’s a right performance GT with two rear seats however Aston does concede the rear seats won’t be as drudgery as those of a typical vehicle. This is not a habitual car however, it’s a new DBS Volante.

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New Audi TT-RS leaked (details + photos)

23 02 2009

Audi has revealed the new TT RS Coupe and Roadster models, which will be officially debut at the Geneva Motor Show next month. Cars have equipped with a new turbocharged 5-cylinder engine with point-infusion and a space of 2.5-liters.

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UPDATED: with new photos

As a result, the effect is an output of 340-horspower and a greatest torque personage of 450 Nm or 331.9-lbs/ft. The sportiest TT ever uses Audi’s quattro all-wheel drive system with ability being transferred through a six-hurry manual gearbox. In language of performance, Audi says that the TT RS will accelerate from zilch to 100 km/h (62 mph) in under 5,0 seconds with its top speed being electronically narrow to 250 km/h or 155 mph.

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New Alfa Romeo MiTo GTA Concept Officially Revealed ahead of Geneva Motor Show

23 02 2009

The new Alfa Romeo MiTo GTA Concept was revealed ahead its scheduled debut at the 2009 Geneva Motor Show. The car would arrive in the middle of this year packing a brand new 1.75L four-cylinder petrol engine turbocharged to the tune of 230hp (172kW).

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One may have their cramp about Alfa Romeo, but the Italian automaker doesn’t cuff labels such as the GTA on its models lightly. The GTA (Gran Turismo Alleggerito) signature carries with it a lot of narration and so Alfa Romeo has seen fit to sway this car with a <1.8 liter engine.

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First spy photos of new Opel Ampera Uncovered

20 02 2009

Fisrt spy photos of the new GM’s Opel Ampera electric vehicle leaked into the web  ahead it’s world debut at Geneva Motor Show pressure conference on March 3 .

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The first design sketches of the Ampera, which is the Euro-market type of the Chevrolet Volt advertise-in mixture, leaked to the web just yesterday. The Ampera prototype immovable in photos looks production-ready and it’s feasible this pallid car is in the means of being shot for the squash kit. The styling, a merger of the Insignia sedan and Flextreme notion car, is obviously analogous to that of the laptop-rendered picture, although the actual car shows a deeper chin spoiler and a taller body than the mean sketch. While the car in the sketches looks like a four-door sedan, the production Ampera will be a five-door.

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New Rolls-Royce 200EX First Official Photos and Details

20 02 2009

The first official photos and information about new Rolls-Royce 200EX was released. New car is consider as a small vehicle, which which must be more affordable luxury than the Rolls-Royce Phantom. The new car carries the internal name ‘RR4’ and a concept version of it will be unveiled at 2009 Geneva Motor Show. Following the introduction of the production edition at the Frankfurt Show this September, the Rolls-Royce 200EX will go on selling worldwide in early of 2010.

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Codenamed ‘RR4‘, the four-door luxury sedan from Goodwood is loosely based on the BMW 7-Series with which it shares about 20 percent of all components plus a bespoke form of the platform, electrics and suspension hardware. The 200EX, whose production name has yet to be revealed, will be equipped with an all-new V12 engine that will also find its way under the cover of the BMW 7-Series.

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Tuning: RENNTech presents G-Wagen Concept

19 02 2009

Mercedes-Benz tuning group RENNTECH based in Florida has proposed a next project – Mercedes-Benz G-Wagen (Gelandewagen). Nevertheless instead of the familiar G55 AMG package, RENNtech is considering souping up a diesel model – the 3.0-litre V6 turbodiesel engine.

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The body kit for G-Wagen speaks volumes about who might buy this car once it’s been polished. From these sketch we can mark the huge sonorous dish wheels, quite of shiny parts and a wide body kit. The will necessity many pots to grill up enough of rule to entice something that weighs almost three tons (6,600 lbs) along.

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New Hyundai HED-6 ix-ONIC Concept (details and photos)

19 02 2009

At last week Hyundai releases first teaser sketches for its latest concept vehicle called the HED-6 (“ix-onic” concept) which was produced by Hyundai’s European project studios located in Russelsheim, Germany. New Hyundai concept car will make its debut at next month’s Geneva Motor Show.

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UPDATED: Hyundai ix-onic revealed to the members of the press (photos)

Designers of the new HED6 concept express it as an “city traveler” with cultural influences from major cities such as Berlin, Paris and London. However, its devoted scenery is a preview for the next-gen Tucson SUV. The new Tucson, which you can see spy shots of in our preceding legend, will go on auction later this year in the U.S. as a 2010 classic and will eventually be sold in Europe as the all-new ix35.

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New 2010 Ford Ranger Revealed (details and photos)

18 02 2009

The redesigned Ford Ranger has revealed ahead its Geneva Motor Show debut. Built in Thailand, the new styled Ranger will hit European showrooms this April and it will be presented with two turbo diesel engines in 4×2 and 4×4 configurations and could be on sale in the U.S. by 2011.

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The new Ranger also will be available in three body styles – Single Cab, RAP (Rear Access Panel) Cab and Double Cab. In goal provisos, the facelifted European and Asian sell pick-up truck is inspired from last year’s Ranger MAX Concept.

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Hyundai Equus Launched in Korea: First Official Images

18 02 2009

After a few sketches and leaked photos the new 2010 Hyundai Equus flagship seadan has been revealed ahead of its Geneva debut. But Hyundai showed off the new Equus only to several dozen journalists, releasing a few photos to boot.

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UPDATED: with first official interior shots and new photos

Hyundai‘s luxury sedan hit the sell in the minute 1990s as a Mitsubishi-planned executive vehicle, that was also sold in Korea as a limo. It was not a worldwide vehicle, having been sold generally in Korea, parts of the Middle East, and China, with a few exported to Europe. The vehicle received a facelift in 2003.

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New 2010 Chrysler 300C and Jeep Grand Cherokee Previewed

18 02 2009

According to the Chrysler LLC‘s viability plan, company presents two renderings of upcoming vehicles: the new 2010 Chrysler 300C and the new 2010 Jeep Grand Cherokee.

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The new 300C also looks to be trailing some of its pimp calibre in the new ideal. Boxier headlights, an excluding pronounced trellis, minus elaboration around the fog light, and a smoothed out front end are just a few of the details noticed. Inside, the car gets new vents, a rounded off heart panel, a lot of copse edge, and a dash painted to contest. Incidentally, the interior rendering does compose aspect observe mirrors.

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New 2010 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Coupe Revealed ahead of Geneva Debut

17 02 2009

The all-new 2010 Mercedes Benz E-Class Coupe officially revealed ahead of the 2009 Geneva Motor Show. The Coupe’s styling is based on the new 2010 E-Class Sedan, unveiled at the Detroit Auto Show last month, and it shares most of its engines and its interior with the four-door as well.

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With the new design, Mercedes claims that the E-Class Coupe will be the “world’s most aerodynamically efficient series-production car.” That’s a bold claim to make but one can see in the newly acquired sleekness of the body that things have changed. This Coupe, in its slight form with no B-pillars and completely retractable side windows, creates a drag coefficient of just 0.24.

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