New 2011 Audi RS5 Coupe Officially Revealed (details and photos)

1 03 2010

German automaker has officially revealed the new Audi RS5 Coupe which should become the main rival BMW M3 Coupe. Developed by Audi’s quattro GmbH division, the RS5 Coupe makes use of a revised version of the 4.2-liter V8 engine found in the previous RS4. The new RS5 will go on sale in Europe this Spring with a base price of around €77,700.

Power comes from a 4.2-liter V8 that produces 331 kW (444 hp / 450 PS) and 430 Nm (317 lb-ft) of torque. It is coupled to a seven-rate S tronic transmission which allows the 1,725 kilogram (3,803 beat) sedan to accelerate from 0-100 km/h in 4.6 seconds, before topping out at an electronically limited 250 km/h (155 mph). If that isn’t swiftly enough, Audi can delete the alacrity limiter to enable the car to hit 280 km/h (174 mph). Despite this immense performance, the RS5 only consumes 10.8 liters of gasoline per 100 km (21.78 US mpg).

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Second Audi e-Tron Concept Appeared in Detroit (photos)

15 01 2010

The new version of the Audi e-Tron concept, that first exposed at the 2009 Frankfurt Motor Show, has appeared in Detroit. When looking at the Frankfurt e-Tron a R8 directly comes to care. The Detroit e-Tron is actually 27 cm (10.63 inches) shorter in piece and 12 cm (4.72 inches) narrower and only 1 cm (0.39 shuffle) shorter in height. It has a sickening stress of around 1,350 kg (2976.24 lbs), which is 250 kg (551.16 lbs) excluding than the Frankfurt e-Tron.

Two electric motors drive the front and rear axles. Together they make 150kW (204hp) and 2,650 Nm (1954.54 lb-ft) of torque which can be liberally pied between the wheels as necessary. The car is said to accelerate from 0 – 100km/h in 5.9 seconds and is imperfect to 200km/h (124mph).

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New Cadillac XTS Platinum Concept Unveiled at the Detroit Auto Show (details and photos)

15 01 2010

Cadillac has revealed the new luxury XTS Platinum Concept at the 2010 North American International Auto Show in Detroit. The XTS  Concept previews a workable hope Cadillac luxury sedan that incorporates flow technologies.

The 5.1 metre (200.8 inches) long XTS Platinum has a cork-in amalgam usage for exciting-only pouring capabilities. Its array can be recharged in about five hours from unfilled. The accompanying 3.6-litre Direct Injection V6 petrol engine helps put out an estimated 260kW (354hp) and 400Nm (295 lb-ft) of torque. Drive is through all four wheels.

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New Peugeot SR1 Concept Car Revealed (details and photos)

15 01 2010

Peugeot has revealed the first photos of the new SR1 Concept car. It’s a Grand Tourer that comes with two doors and a hard top. The construct is a foretaste of what the French marque policy to do in language of upcoming target focus. The new SR1 will be exposed at the 2010 Geneva Motor Show.

Typical of a GT, the SR1 skin a large sculptured bonnet, flowing wings, a low centre of gravity, sweeping sides and a chiselled rear create. LEADING headlights are a highlight, as is the new redesigned Lion badge.

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New 2010 Mercedes E-Class Convertible Officially Revealed (photos and videos)

22 12 2009

Mercedes-Benz has introduced the new 2010 E-Class Convertible that will trade the outgoing CLK drop-top and compete with the BMW 3-Series and Audi A5 cabriolets. The the four-seater E-Class convertible will be launched in March 2010.

Basing on the new E-Class Coupe, the convertible form gets an electrically operated fabric roof instead of a retractable hardtop while other changes over its tin-top sibling involve the redesigned rear wings and stalk lid. One of the sole features of the 2010 E-Class Convertible is a ground-breech retractable snake spoiler located on top of the front windshield. Calling ‘Aircap’, the method factory with a rear deflector to helps to lead bend over the passenger compartment.

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New 2011 Audi A8 Revealed: Official Details, Photos and Video

1 12 2009

The all-new fourth generation 2011 Audi A8 luxury sedan has unveiled in Miami. The new A8 acquired a new design, an improved line of engines, a new technologies such as night vision assist with marking of detected pedestrians and Audi pre sense safety system, an updated MMI operating system with hand writing recognition touch pad, new driver assistance systems, full LED headlights.

Leaving the evolutionary styling of the outside and interior departure, the new 2011 A8 continues to make using of a lightweight aluminum body. The common wheelbase A8 (a LWB will trail at a later meeting) trial 5,137 mm (16.85 ft) in segment, 1,949 mm (6.39 ft) in width and 1,460 mm (4.79 ft) in height, with a 2,992 mm (9.82 ft) wheelbase.

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General Motors Cancels Sale with Magna and Russian Sberbank and Decides to Keep Opel

4 11 2009

General Motors nowadays announced that the group’s Board of Directors decided to cancel the sale of Opel to a Russian-backed group led by Magna and keep it under control.

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The U.S. automaker said that it took this certitude because of an “improving custom environment for GM over the older few months” as well as the importance of the Opel/Vauxhall brands to the firm’s universal approach. GM‘s president and CEO Fritz Henderson said in a primed statement that the company will portray its restructuring idea for its European section to Germany and other governments and hopes for its favorable consideration. The U.S. automaker expects that the restructuring of Opel will price around €3 billion, or about $4.4 billion at today’s switch rates.

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