Very dynamic new look for BMW

BMW launched a new model that depicts the autoovel new look coming very dynamic of cars to be sold.

Mazda with its sporty convertible model.

This model comes mazda increasingly value their brand, because it is a very nice car with some very graphic lines excel.

Mclaren or Audi?

Many racing fans do not know what and why the choice between Audi and Mclaren, you know?

Saab launches model with sunroof.

What about this car, the picture speaks for itself, very nice car! Pass the car to take his girlfriend.

Sunday, December 25, 2011

Opel meets 150 years

It was in 1862 that Adam Opel began to use the blacksmith shop of his father, precisely in Russelsheim, Germany, to manufacture ... sewing machines business that prospered quickly. But that hard winter, the founder of the brand of lightning could hardly imagine that one day Adam Opel AG would become a major European car manufacturers. Opel Congratulations!

After seeing Adam Opel your sewing machine business growing rapidly, he decided to enter another market, in the case of the bicycle. Launched in 1886 the first unit called Velocipede. What Midas touch, success with bicycles Opel was immediate and the next step was the introduction of motorcycles in its product catalog.
New instant success that gave it market leadership. Inevitably, Adam Opel had to turn to the automobile and in 1899, with a restructuring of the plant, begins automobile production. He returned to be a successful step that allows today to keep the Opel headquarters in Rüsselsheim and be the second largest German manufacturer with uptime.
The history of car manufacturer Opel and starts, as noted in 1899, but the first model of the brand of lightning came, with great fanfare in 1902. Lutzman was called and had a 10/12 hp engine and the fuse was a popularity unimaginable at that time. So that four years later, had already left the production line over a thousand units!
Completed only eight years, Opel had already distinguished themselves to overcome their rivals at the time claiming the title of the largest German manufacturer of automobiles. In the genesis of this success was the simplicity and ease of use (besides the reputation of affordable car) visible in models like the Doktorwagen (1909) or Puppchen (1914).
The 20 years of the last century were very important to the story of Adam Opel. It was then that the models were released and Laubfrosch Rakete, the first in 1924 (with a 12 hp engine) and it was engraved in letters of gold the history of the brand since launched the first automated assembly line at Opel.
The dynamics of brand Russelsheim and its success led its leaders to risk some adventures to further raise the awareness of Opel.
In 1928, Fritz von Opel took the Opel Rak propelled by rockets and took him to the world speed record on land. All in all, reached impressive and highly unlikely for the time, 238 km / h. The success encouraged the media responsible for Opel to go further, and a year later, was flying the Opel Sander Rak 1, the first aircraft to carry a manned rocket flight. It was the record, even if the flight is short.
Like today, the economy collapsed in 1929 initiates a difficult period for the automotive industry and particularly for Opel. Shut down, the twenties with an unprecedented crisis that led millions of people into unemployment and tattered economy. Alone, Opel had no chance to survive and therefore fell into the arms of General Motors, the giant who came to save the brand created by Adam Opel.
With this strong and determined partner, the brand of wind and lightning quick recovery in 1935 shows a turnover of more than 100 000 units / year, appearing in the range of the famous Opel Blitz truck, built at the factory in Brandenburg.
It is also the year that Opel adopts one of the first important technical innovations, in designing a model, the Olympia, with fully self-supporting body made of steel. A year later it's time to get to the range that would be a model for many decades, the Kadett. Model whose successor is now the Astra. In the year in which the mythic Kadett, Opel becomes the largest European manufacturer with more than 120 000 units / year.
After a hiatus caused by World War II, Opel is reborn once again, coming up with innovative models like the Rekord, the Olympia Rekord, the Rekord P1 and Kapitan. They are models that occupy the memory of car lovers and symbols of Germany's economic recovery.
The centenary is celebrated in Opel's 1962 arrest and is the opening of Bochum, where does the Kadett B, the second generation of the legendary model. After the Adventure Rak, Opel had a presence in sports and timid in its range there was no model with these features. What has been fixed with the release, first, the Opel GT and Manta later.
Other milestones in the history of Opel are the 10,000,000 th unit to be produced (1971), the same year that Georg von Opel beat the speed record for a vehicle with electric propulsion, reaching 188 km / h. Irony of ironies, almost 40 years later, bet on the Opel Ampera electric powertrain and extent of autonomy ...
With more than 20 percent market share, Opel dominates the market in 1972 and is preparing to compete through several innovations in terms of models and technological advances in the areas of security, consumer and environmental protection. In the first case born the fifth generation of Kadett, which is to adopt front wheel drive, with Opel at this time placed the emphasis on aerodynamics. The Calibra coupe has distinguished itself in particular with a Cd of 0.26, a figure unprecedented for the time, accompanied by the Omega (Cd 0.28) and by the Kadett (Cd 0.39) that Opel still claims to be of vehicles most aerodynamic compact ever.
The problem of pollution and environmental protection is the workhorse of Opel from 80 years, becoming the catalyst as a major weapon against this scourge. The mark of Russelsheim do your part when starting from 1989, all models made by Opel leave the assembly line with the catalyst.
From here, the history of Opel becomes less and less conspicuous landmarks to define it. To get the story the launch of the Corsa, the first European car to be sold with a 3-cylinder engine and a simple body, but with wheel arch extensions in the image of rally cars. In the story are also the Frontera, the precursor of the current SUV and has long been the segment leader and the construction of the plant in Eisenach (1992), in the former East Germany at the time the most advanced factory in the world.
Followed the Zafira (1999) that opened the horizons of the compact MPV segment and dictating new ways of being versatile and most recently, the Insignia, flagship model of the "new" Opel and came to mark the brand repositioning in the market . New language style that took a stake and which is already evident in the Astra and Zafira Tourer.
All in all, the British counterpart Opel and Vauxhall, marketed in 2010 more than 1.1 million units in over 40 countries. A long way since 1862 when Adam Opel decided to use the blacksmith shop of his father to manufacture sewing machines ... Opel Congratulations!

Saturday, December 24, 2011

Chevrolet Aveo RS confirms in Detroit

After revealing the Sonic in January, Chevrolet will return to Detroit Auto Show, now with the final version of the Aveo RS.
The popularity of models like the Citroen DS3, Ford Fiesta ST or even Renault Clio, convinced Chevrolet to give the green light to the sports version of the Aveo that will be on sale in the second half of 2012.

As engine, Chevriolet uses a small 1.4-liter supercharged which coupled to a six-speed manual (or a unit with six-speed automatic also) delivers 136 hp and 200 Nm of torque, getting to know what values ​​of acceleration 0-100 km / h top speed, fuel consumption and CO2 emissions.

To differentiate the rest of the range sports model, the Chevrolet lay hand to the recipe usual in such cases: a more muscular new front grille, fog lamps and auxiliary air intakes, a new rear spoiler clearer, more engaging and a bumper with dual output chrome exhaust, and 17-inch wheels. Once inside, according to information gathered, displays more immersive new front seats, a steering wheel cut down, new instruments, renewed lever box and a finish that calls to Chevrolet RS, for this specific version.

Mercedes E300 BlueTEC shows in Detroit

Mercedes chose the Detroit Auto Show to reveal its first series production hybrid, and then a diesel hybrid.

The Blue Tec Mercedes E300 sedan and wagon versions, will be available in September 2012, taking the brand from Stuttgart chosen the Detroit Motor Show to be held next month as the stage for worldwide exposure.

Under the program Bluefficiency, Mercedes will introduce the E300 equipped with the most powerful version of the block 2.1 liter diesel and a petrol version called E400, but that is only for the U.S. market, both with hybrid technology.

The aim of this Mercedes E300 BlueTec is the European market for fleet, and for this the mark of the star used a hybrid system and the excellent 2.1 liter block. All in all, are 109 g / km of CO2, a figure that offers great tax advantages and it hits, so obviously, the value announced by BMW for its ActyiveHybrid 5: 149 g / km.

With 205 hp and a torque of 500 Nm, the block is accompanied by a diesel power unit with 27 hp and 250 Nm placed inside the casing of the gearbox. Although not an official figure, it is known that the E300 BlueTEC has a 0.8 kWh battery that allows all-electric mode operation. However, if the figure of autonomy is only 2 miles at a speed of 60 km / h, with little avail. The set of measures to save fuel and reduce CO2 values, there is the start / stop system, energy recovery from braking and deceleration, cruise and tires so low rolling resistance. Thus, in addition to 109 g / km of CO2, the E300 BlueTec consumes just complains Mercedes, 4.2 l/100 km, an improvement of almost 3 l/100 km compared to the E250 CDI!

In terms of performance, Mercedes claims an acceleration 0-100 km / h in 7.5 seconds with a top speed of 240 km / h. The American version of the E400 is equipped with a V6 3.5 liter petrol engine with electric motor coupled to the same E300 BlueTec. According to data from Mercedes, obtained under the North American measurements, renowned more restrictive than the European, the E400 uses an average of 8.7 l/100 km, excellent value.

Lexus LF-LC revealed in Detroit

After you preview the new model, the Lexus finally blurt out photos to the internet the new LF-LC to reveal in Detroit.
The picture is true and confirmed by Lexus to reveal a car that according to those of the brand, Lexus leads to a new dimension in terms of style that is a real step forward. In essence, the LF-LCE a luxury 2 +2 coupe that will be ready to produce.
Anyway, after the revelation that will be in Detroit, the planning of LF-LC (LF is for Lexus Future, the LC means coupe) provides for the marketing of the model in 2013/2014, followed by a convertible version will see only the light of day in 2015, taking the place of the SC and being clear rival the Mercedes SL.
It is noted that the study and definition of the style was in charge of Calty, the Lexus design company that has been responsible for several prototype Toyota, Lexus and Scion, including the Lexus CT100 h. Where there is little doubt is the engine, being assured that the LF-LC will receive a hybrid system to propel.

Sunday, December 18, 2011

Eastnor Castle and Land Rover: 50 Years of History

Land Rover celebrates 50 years this month for use of Eastnor Castle as a basis for testing and development.

"Lost" in the county of Herefordshire, an area absolutely stunningly beautiful Eastnor Castle was chosen in 1961 by Land Rover as a basis for demonstrating the quality of their vehicles. Half a century later, Eastnor Castle continues to have a key role in researching and developing new models of off-road brand, continuing to highlight the qualities of the Land Rover 4x4.

Remember those 50 years of Land Rover Eastnor Castle made ​​me remember my 25 year career and the enormous pleasure it was to this place, a true paradise for lovers of off-road. Kilometers of tracks are muddy, hard floors, passages ford, absolutely incredible ups and downs, narrow paths, finally, a true playground for those who like to ride off road.

Eastnor Castle was there in that bright Land Rover technicians have developed technologies that still remain at the forefront and gives to the models of English house owned by Tata, the title of "the best 4x4xFar", ie, all the best -road by a large margin.

We speak of the anti-lock brakes designed for walking on slippery surfaces and, above all, mud and ice, the adjustable air suspension, electronic traction control for slippery conditions, the Hill Descent Control (downhill descent control) and the famous Terrain Response, the system with several programs that adapt to the conditions of the terrain traction.

Hyundai shows i-prototype on IQ

The i-on IQ is the form of Hyundai present the evolution of language style of the brand, the "fluidic sculpture" in addition to revealing what Hyundai has prepared for the European market.

The Geneva Motor Show to be held in March 2012, will stage the revelation of the i-on IQ, but Hyundai decided to already know the first sketches of the work done by Thomas Burkle, responsible for the style of Hyundai in Europe.

According to him, i-on IQ is defined as "two strong curved lines that sculpt your silhouette, creating an interesting contrast between lionhas aggressive character and detail while soft but muscular."

As mentioned, i was on IQ-designed and developed in R & D center of Hyundais located in Rüsselsheim, Germany.

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Bugatti Veyron Super Sport edition ... "Merveilleux"

The special-edition Bugatti Veyron keep coming and now, the French brand has revealed one more: the Veyron Super Sport Edition Merveilleux. This, unlike the last special editions, was commissioned by a mysterious Chinese customer, called Simon.

It is a unique example of the more powerful and faster version of the Bugatti Veyron, SuperSport, able to reach 415 km / h, and has even reached 430 km / h test sessions, and is distinguished by a body in carbon fiber rims painted black.

The exclusive details extend to the interior, through banks lined in blue and logos "Super Sport" in black on the headrests.

In the video posted, you can see a number of senior executives Bugatti, including CEO Wolfgang Durheimer, which reveals that the mysterious buyer purchased the Veyron Super Sport Edition Merveilleux as a gift for yourself.

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Honda 'N' to compete with Fiat 500 and Co.

The Japanese presented at the Tokyo Motor Show the fourth and final stage of the project 'N', a city shaped "retro" inspired by the history of the sixties N360 to compete with models like the fiat500, for example.

This city inspired by the N360 produced between 1967 and 1972 should increase the catalog of Japanese brand in the European market, equipped with a 660cc petrol mechanics - the original model had a small 360cc engine.

Not forgetting also the introduction of an electric version of the prototype EV-derived N, presented in 2009 at the Tokyo Auto Salon.

Apparently, the launch of Honda's "N" in the Japanese market should take place in the middle of next year.

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Will launch new Mini JCW Coutryman

The Geneva Motor Show of 2012 will be the stage for the revelation of this very special Mini Countryman JCW here is revealed in official photos of the British brand. According to some reports, the new model will receive a significant increase of power.
Officially, there is no information about the new engine Countryman John Cooper Works, but some rumors suggest that the block equal to the 1.6 liter used in the car rally draws increase power up to 220 hp. What is logical, because the Mini need to approve some engine parts and a more developed and may do so with this new version.

When it comes to style, the photos allow to realize that the cosmetics used in the other JCW models is applied in this new model, with a new front bumper, while behind there is a diffuser and a few more touches, like the extended wheel arches.

In the suspension, the new Mini model changed the diameter of the stabilizer bar (now 23 mm) front and rear (now 17 mm), taking the opportunity to lower the car 10 mm. The brakes were also changed, with the rear discs to be increased from 280 to 296 mm.

After developing the new model is complete, the Coutryman Mini John Cooper Works will go on sale in summer 2012.

BMW 6 Series Gran Coupe revealed

The model will reach the Portuguese market in the next semester and have the task of replacing the unloved 5 Series GT and give it to the Mercedes CLS and Audi A7, the real four-door coupes niche market opened for the first Mercedes with the CLS . Here are the first details and photos of the new BMW 6 Series Gran Coupe.

It took only 20 months between the presentation of the model as a prototype in the Hall of Beijing, after BMW has already offered a first image of what it would be 4 door coupe with the CS Concept presented in 2007. Interestingly, this prototype would lead to the four-door coupe and a sedan that would take the place of the Series eight, having been abandoned due to the recession experienced since 2008. So, the rival to the CLS and the A7 will be a model that will complement the 6 Series, joining the coupe and cabriolet.

When it comes to style, the Grand Coupe is much like the Series 6, with the front grille and squalid leaning forward with the side to be equally similar to the coupe / cabriolet. Then everything is different, with a roof of course longer, wider B-pillars with traditional doors opening, the rear doors with the famous "Hofmeister kick" and the absence of doors in frames to complete the look of this Gran Coupe.

The total length is 5.007 meters, with a width of 1.894 meters and a height of only 1.392 meters, ie, the Gran Coupe has 11.2 cm more than the coupe and has more than 2.7 cm in height and is based on Series 6 platform, but with the wheelbase stretched to 11.3 cm for 2968 mm. Interestingly, exactly the same as the Series 5 ... matter of habit, even if the interior of the Gran Coupe is only for four.

With regard to mechanical, once again the powerful BMW chooses to block market entry. All blocks have the technology TwinTurbo Power, starting with the 640i range, with the 4-liter six-cylinder with 320 hp, offered through dual turbocharging, direct injection and Valvetronic system. Following is the 640D with the excellent 313 hp turbo diesel, with the top of the range is the 650i, equipped with the 450 hp V8. As regards performance, the 640i goes from 0-100 km / h in 5.4 seconds, spends 7.7 l/100 km and emits 179 g / km of CO2. As for the 640D, consumes 5.5 l/100 km and emits 146 g / km of CO2, accelerating from 0-100 km / h in 5.4 seconds. But the 650i emits 199 g / km, accelerates from 0-100 km / h in 4.6 seconds and consumes 8.8 l/100 km. All of them are limited to 250 km / h.

As part of the Gran Coupe equipment, we find the power steering so, the dynamic control of dampers (Dynamic Damper Control), while as an option customers may opt for active steering (Integral Active Steering) and the Adaptive Drive. Noted that the xDrive all-wheel drive is available for the 650i Gran Coupe.

Thursday, December 8, 2011

New Seat Ibiza was seen in Los Angeles

The "new" Seat Ibiza was caught in Los Angeles during the first few photo shoots and filming, before its public presentation scheduled for early March at the Geneva Motor Show.

The image was captured during the making of promotional films in Los Angeles, and quickly reproduced in several blogs from fans of the Spanish brand.

Although not able to understand all the changes made, lets see a picture larger grid, placed in position a little lower and optical polygonal shapes, with LED daytime running lights.

No mechanical changes are to be expected, keeping the service, atmosphere and 1.2 turbo engines (TSI) and the 1.2 TDI and 1.6 liters.

Saturday, December 3, 2011

Lexus announces new 'concept car' for Detroit

Lexus released the first image of the "concept car" that aims to show the North American International Show in 2012, held in Detroit on Oct. 9 January 2012.

Designed by Calty design center in Newport Beach, California, this new concept will present the new design guidelines that will influence the new models from Lexus.