Chevrolet Miray Concept – Seoul Motor Show

Chevrolet today launched the Seoul Motor Show Miray concept, a roadster with futuristic design, which proposes a hybrid drive train, with two electric motors on each wheel.

At the Seoul Motor Show, scheduled for these days, South Korean division of the Chevrolet has prepared a surprise for fans of the brand. It is a revolutionary concept, dubbed by the U.S. manufacturer Miray.

The prototype features a hybrid platform, which includes a conventional engine with four-cylinder, 1.5 liter, turbo, and two other electrical units, positioned on each front wheel, ready to offer 20 horsepower. Do not miss any automatic transmission and dual-clutch six reports.

The internal combustion engine will operate the rear axle and the two power units will ensure that moving to the front wheels, which will result in a new type of wheel drive Chevrolet. The two electric motors will be kept alive by a lithium-ion battery pack 1.6-kWh, which guarantees even a run in electric only.

Roadster design exhibited in Seoul is based on futuristic lines and SS models Corvair Monza Super Spyder. They could not miss the carbon fiber elements, including rear spoiler, wheels or futuristic design, with dimensions of 20 and 21 inches.

Fisker Karma’s production started in Finland

Fisker Karma, first plug-in hybrid luxury in the world, went into production at Valmet factory in Uusikaupunki. In 2011 will be produced over 7,000 units.

Officials have announced that production of the new Fisker Karma began at their plant in Finland. Uusikaupunki plant is located in the market and will serve both Europe and the United States market. According to the Fisker, the first deliveries of the Karma will take place next month. Production is carried out by people from Valmet, those that produce vehicles for Porsche AG. In 2011, the Fisker plans to deliver at least 7,000 units.

“We will very slowly increase production to ensure quality. This year we want to deliver over 7,000 units, “he delcarat Roger Ormisher, spokesman for Fisker Cars.

Fisker Karma is a hybrid of performance that can be charged from the mains. The model has two 201 hp electric motor powered by a rechargeable Lithium-Ion battery and a 2.0-liter Ecotec engine with direct injection and turbocharger with a turbocharger. The internal combustion engine develops 260 horsepower and can “play” the role of the generator to power electric motors and battery charging. Fisker Karma wants to be the first luxury hybrid model that can be charged from the mains.

From the beginning of the prototype at the Detroit Motor Show in 2008, people from Fisker received 1,000 orders for this model. Chances are that these copies to top the list of supplies, since those customers waited more than three years to get their new car, whose starting price is the United Staltee 87,900 USD .

Image gallery of the Fisker Karma 2011 Model

Land Rover will launch a new Defender in 2014

The new generation Land Rover Defender will start in 2014. It will not be offered in as many body styles and will have a more modern platform.

The British at Land Rover are working on a new generation of Defender. The model celebrates 62 years of existence this year and his replacement is named internal Icon Project. Began work on the new Defender in March this year, and engineers have a difficult task ahead. According to sources within this brand, Land Rover “should know how the new Defender, but not yet found a solution to put into practice all the new model.”.

New Land Rover Defender will no longer be offered in a variety of body styles and the British company will rely more on military and fleet sales. The purpose of the Land Rover Defender is reinventing the model, which could not be sold with the same name, but keep much of the values and aesthetic elements of the first generation. Some rumors announcing that the model will benefit from the new T5 steel chassis of the British brand, but sources in the Land Rover Defender will be considered too difficult in the future if you use this solution.

Defender future might use new technology to eradicate the Land Rover. Eradicate technology is an electric rear axle support, which would provide a technical advantage to the competitors. Also, new technology would provide low fuel consumption and reduce CO2 emissions. For now, no information about the new Defender’s powertrain.

Meet the new Mercedes CLS

Debut of new Mercedes CLS is fast approaching and before the official presentation of the Paris Motor Show, fans can admire the brand new photos of German coupe.

Mercedes CLS will dubut in early October under the Paris Motor Show a new series of informal photos of the second generation of German model appeared on the Internet. This time new CLS pictures are much clearer. Broad lines were retained from the old generation, and the Germans have applied the new design philosophy. The result is impressive. Mercedes CLS looks more aggressive and sporty and elegant and at the same time inspiring.

In front you can see some elements taken from the SLS AMG. Redesigned grille and bonnet with smoother lines, adjacent to the new optical blocks gives a future CFA aggressive silhouette. Germans have not forgotten inside the four-door Coupé. They installed a center console similar to the new E-Class and S-Class.

In the engines, Mercedes promises to top the 3.5-liter V6 that produces 306 horsepower and 4.7 liter V8 unit capable of developing 435 horses. Later we can assist and a lively version of a V8 AMG 5.5-liter twin-turbo, producing 544 horsepower. Also, four-cylinder engine with 204 horses and 250 CDI unit will also be present in the new CLS.

Enjoy the photo gallery of the new Mercedes CLS

Ford Focus RS500 – the badboy (20 pictures)

Ford makes it to the departure from the current Focus still get the party pumping. RS500 as the top-Focus has 350 hp. Premiere of matte black painted eye-catcher at the AMI 2010.

The Ford Focus RS is already the high-flyer in the class of compact sports. 305 hp tickle the Cologne from 2.5-liter turbo, as can a Golf R only hide. But Ford seems the fans really want to sweeten the departure from the current focus, and by lays at the AMI 2010: The RS500 can be adorning the Focus with 350 horse, which increases torque from 440 Newton meter already bearish at 2,500 rpm again, by 20 Nm. 15 percent more power, which will include access to a larger charge, the larger air filter and other fuel pump and the resulting RS500 still make more toxic than the RS. This does not affect h at top speed (263 km / h), but in the sprint to 100 km / h and the super-Focus completed in 5.6 seconds (RS 5.9). Grip warranty gives the chassis by 40 mm wider, and naturally here along with limited-slip differential.

While Ford’s edition of the RS has increased from an originally planned 7000 units are now 11,000, it is definitely the RS500 at exactly 500 pieces that are distributed across 20 European countries. For Germany, there are exactly 55 copies! Who wants to have the floor, should respond quickly, even if the rumored price of 45,000 euros some speed freaks will slow over again. Thus Ford calls for about 10,000 euros more than the “normal” RS. The RS500, there are only in matt black and with a full set, to include 19-inch wheels and tires size 235/35/R19, Park Pilot rear, tire pressure monitoring, and includes partial leather Recaro sports seats in front. Of course, everyone is supplied with a plaque along with Focus RS500 serial number. Ford served exactly two extras: full leather Recaro in bright red and a touchscreen Navi.

Enjoy the Ford Focus RS500 Image Gallery

New Photos of Bugatti 16C Galibier Saloon

New Pictures! VW’s Premiere Brand Bugatti boasts the mighty Sedan: 16 cylinders, eight-liter displacement, four doors. Whether the concept will go into series production, remains an unanswered question.

If this is not a birthday surprise, what is? Just in time for the 100th anniversary of Bugatti, the French luxury brand is presenting a concept car of superlatives. “The Bugatti 16C Galibier, the most exclusive, elegant and most powerful sedan in the world,” says the fine VW subsidiary.
Historical precedent for the Galibier is the Bugatti 57 Atlantic in 1938. Is just everything. As usual in pre-war models, the hood is composed of two wings, opens today, but with precise electrical spindle drive. Discussions should trigger the rear design. It is similar to the rounded rear of the Porsche Panamera and shows great affinity with the D1 study, presented by Volkswagen at the IAA 1999th. Well, at least, the draft remains in Bugatti in the VW family. Although the body is crafted out of carbon,the supercar weights over two tons. Even lightweight doors and aluminum fenders can not change that.

But more on this model when there is more to know. For now, enjoy the image galery of the future Bugatti, and when I say future, i mean probably going to get in production, but not likely considering the current economic status, and the “green” trend that all automakers take, even Ferrari with it’s “green” 599.

Photo gallery of Bugatii 16C Galibier

Peugeot RCZ Coupe Revealed

The French have the Eiffel Tower, Europe’s most beautiful first lady and the Mona Lisa. The only thing they needed was a cute sports car. Voilà, here it is: The Peugeot RCZ. After two and a half years, time in which Peugeot had the fans on tenterhooks, at the end of April 2010, the coupe concept will at last be at the dealerships.
First impression: It’s a cute and interesting copy of the Audi TT! Design wise, despite the conspicuous borrowings from the germans, the Peugeot RCZ has what it takes to turn the necks of pretty much anybody. From the roof dent à la Zagato to the cheeky hip bend in the flank: Everywhere the eye can discover fascinating details.

The optional leather-covered instrument panel exudes luxury flair. Madness, including a modest 1.6-liter engine are now capable of! Torque and tire rubber some surprisingly quickly and smoothly to grip.

Technical Data Peugeot RCZ 1.6 200 THP • four-cylinder, turbo, the front transverse displacement 1598 cm3 • performance • 147 kW (200 hp) at 5,500 rpm • Maximum torque 275 Nm at 1700 to 4500 rpm • 0-100 km / h in 7 , 5 sec • Peak 235 km / h • Fuel consumption EU-mix 6.9 l Super/100 km • 159 g CO 2 / km • Price 28,950 euros. More info on the new Peugeot RCZ is available in the gallery.

High Resolution Image Gallery Peugeot RCZ Coupe

The new VW Touareg

The new VW Touareg is built on a new platform which it shares largely with the new Porsche Cayenne. If the new Touareg approach was different, the German model is more easily (approximately 200 kg) and below than its predecessor.
The manufacturer says the capacities were not affected in difficult terrain, even the new Touareg and should be better, with the most powerful of the two-wheel drive systems offered.

German SUV come – in terms of design – in line to open the sixth generation Golf and comes with a dynamic style, which induces the idea that the car would be lower than that of the first generation. It is not so, the new Touareg is longer than the old model.The interior is without a superior kind of surprises in the dashboard design, but promises a much better level of quality and assembly. Board is solid, classic German style, but contains very many orders, especially near the shifter on the center console.
At the technical level, VW focus on efficiency. Version Hybrid uses a gasoline engine, 3.3 liters and 333 hp and one electric, 47 hp, the total of 380 hp and 580 Nm torque enabling acceleration from 0 to 100 km / h in 6.5 seconds and a top speed 240 km / h. Average consumption is 8.2 litres/100 km, but the car can run up to 50 km, only the electric motor.

The new Touareg can be purchased with a 3-liter diesel, 240 hp and 550 Nm, with an average consumption of 7.4 l/100 km, which means 2 / 100 km less than before. All Chapter Diesel offers a 4.4 liter TDI V8 that produces 340 hp and 800 Nm, in terms of average consumption of 9.1 litres/100 km.

All versions are equipped as standard with an automatic transmission, with 8 steps.

Those who use SUV’s little they can control in offroad wheel drive 4Motion system, based on a Torsen differential with limited slip, which uses electronic systems to do the job. With this system, the new Touareg may challenge ramps up to 31 degrees
If not enough you can order 4XMotion, system containing reducers and differentials (center, back), plus 5 programs of work.

Check out the VW Touareg Gallery:

Audi A8 hybrid

Four rings and two engines: In Geneva, the study shows Audi A8 hybrid his ideas of a clean upper class. The concept car brings it to 245 hp system performance and will consume only 6.2 liters of gasoline.

The power source for the electric motor sits in the rear of the A8, and consists of a lithium-ion battery with a 1.3 kWh capacity. Despite the space taken by the battery, the trunk still gets 400 liters of cargo capacity. To save power, the Audi A8 uses hybrid even further into the bag of tricks: For example, the air conditioning compressor is not driven by the combustion engine, but purely electric, as well as power steering and power brakes. At start both motors work together, from 65 km / h the Combustion takes over completely. During braking and coasting, the electric unit is working as a generator and charges the batteries. If necessary, the hybrid luxury liner, but also casual: Is the driver’s throttle, the electric motor acts as a short “booster” and the A8 surges forward with full 480 Nm of torque.

Aston Martin Rapide – Family Car

If James Bond were a father, then he would have to buy the Aston Martin Rapide. Because there’s no reason why a family man can’t chauffeure in style. Now we know exactly how much is the dashing Brit.

Aston Martin brought with the Aston Martin Rapide one stylish family car on the market. The four-seat coupe is then available for 180,000 euros at the dealers. The key facts are known: twelve cylinder, six-liter displacement and 477 hp – since the ladies will certainly weak, and the men undoubtedly. 303 km / h speed limit creates the new Aston, and who gives the V12 the spores can tear in 5.3 seconds from zero to 100km/h.

But the Aston Martin Rapide meets the requirements of bona fide family transporter to be qualified. The luggage compartment swallows 301 liters, which can be a polo too. Even with rear seat folded down to fit a maximum of 750 liters of pure, not much for a car that is beside the Panamera even against a BMW 7 series or an S-Class Mercdes takes up – and swallow more than 200 liters. And the Rapide must deal with a six-speed automatic to be content, where the competition has now eight switching up your sleeve. On wood and leather sick passengers have to do without, but for technical workers, such as a distance cruise control or lane departure warning and overrunning. The customer will not care. It was most likely that the Rapide is not a true-blue Briton: Europe will be built fantastic athlete for four at Magna Steyr in Graz, because in the main factory in Gaydon no capacity is available.