Automotive News
June 05, 2013
Public debut in the Audi A3 sedan
At the auto show in Shanghai visited us a sense of deja vu easy. It would seem, Audi A3 sedan already familiar to us, because for the first time this car show about a month ago in New York. But then it was a closed presentation that is, "for the". But the first public debut of the car has gone through just now, so take a closer look.Audi A3 sedan to 150 mm longer, 11 mm wider and 9 mm lower than the five-door A3. Dimensions of novelty: 4460 × 1796 × 1416 mm and a wheelbase of 2,636 mm. Under the hood, Audi A3 sedan will house one of the four engines.Petrol engines will feature a 1.4-liter 140-horsepower and 1.8-liter 170-horsepower TFSI, as well as a 2.0-liter turbodiesel TDI, developing ...
June 05, 2013
Audi TT has made super-light
The company said the new Audi concept ultralight TT ultra quattro, which will be presented at the German tuning festival Wörthersee Tour. Weight shoukara turned by 300 kg lighter than a conventional Audi TT, and is 1111 kg. These results were achieved through the use of carbon fiber in the manufacture of the central tunnel, B-pillars, roof and items in the rear of the car. In addition, standard boot lid, bonnet and sills have been replaced with carbon fiber, the car received a titanium exhaust system, and the base wheels gave way to a special manufactured using aluminum and carbon fiber. Finally, the usual mirrors gave way cameras installed in the interior of the sports seats ...
June 05, 2013
Audi is preparing a model Q8
Audi plans to launch a new large SUV, which will be named Q8. At the core of this model will be a platform of Q7, but the novelty will not resemble a classic SUV, and the so-called "off-road coupe."That is Q8 receive a sloping roof and a more aggressive design. Most likely, Audi Q8 will be slightly larger than its main rival - BMW X6. But this machine is quite easy, because it will get an aluminum body. Under the hood will be Q8 modern V6 and V8, and hybrid propulsion systems. However, so far no specifics on powertrains not - perhaps this information will appear in the second half of next year. Rather, it was then that the Germans and will show a concept of the new model.
June 05, 2013
Audi will collect in Russia several models
Audi will be assembled in Russia five of their models. Localization will be subjected to crossover Audi Q5 and Q7, A6 sedans and A8, as well as the hatchback A7, reported "Vedomosti" referring to a member of the Board of the German company Axel Shtrotbeka. The models will be assembled at the plant in the Kaluga region method of SKD SKD kits manufactured in Germany. As promised Shtrotbek, the organization of local production "leads to what will be, of course, advantages in pricing," though how much can fall in price Audi cars in Russia, not reported. In this case, the top manager noted that the Russian market in the near future will be derived new model line RS, the fall ...
June 05, 2013
BMW M6 Gran Coupe at Circuit Of The Americas F1 Track
Much has been written about the gorgeous new BMW M6 Gran Coupe, but and this is a big but, no track reviews. Is this going to be a big powerful yet understeering German beast? Or is it going to be a true drivers car? BMWBLOG went to Austin, Texas to drive the new 2014 BMW M6 Gran Coupe on COTA, Circuit of The Americas, the new US F1 racetrack. We are also putting to test BMW’s Carbon-Ceramic Brakes on a really high speed course to see if they hold up as advertised. History tells us that the M division will, without a doubt, work their magic and deliver yet again an excellent track monster that’s still civil enough for daily use. However, being that the 6 Series Gran Coupe is such ...
February 14, 2013
Audi launches petrol Q3
Audi has launched a new engine option for the Q3.The smallest Q now comes with the option of a 2.0-litre TFSI engine. The four cylinder petrol motor makes 208.1bhp and 30.6kgm and comes mated to the same seven-speed automatic gearbox as in the diesel car.It propels the Q3 TFSI from 0-100kph in a claimed 6.9 seconds and to a top speed of 230kph. The carmaker also claims the motor is more fuel efficient and sips 11.7kpl. The petrol Q3 is on sale at all Audi showrooms across the country with prices starting at Rs 27.37 lakh.
February 14, 2013
Alfa Romeo to unveil new 4C at Geneva
Fiat is re-launching the iconic Alfa Romeo brand with the new mid-engined, rear-drive Alfa 4C compact sports car. The stunning new lightweight model, seen here officially for the first time ahead of its Geneva motor show reveal next month, will be the first of a range of new Alfas over the next few years, and will spearhead the Italian firm's return to the US market.The production two-seater 4C coupe, complete with its carbonfibre chassis, returns to the Geneva show two years after a concept of the same name was introduced.Power for the new sub-1000kg model, which is tipped to cost less than £50,000 when it launches in the UK at the end of the year, comes from an all-aluminium turbocharged ...
February 14, 2013
BMW 2 Series Convertible goes for a drive in the cold
The BMW 2 Series is the car that will eventually replace the 1 Series here in the United States (remember: the 1 Series moniker will live on to describe the hatchback models in other markets), and while we've seen the new coupe out on the prowl, we're now seeing the droptop version out on the road. We don't have much information about the new 2er models, only that they are expected to bow sometime in 2014.Dimensionally, the new 2 Series convertible looks very similar in size to its outgoing 1 Series kin, with things like the roofline and roof shape looking nearly identical. Of course, reworked front and rear fascias are immediately noticeable, and judging by what little we can see, it appears ...
February 14, 2013
Volkswagen Cross Up! headed for production after Geneva reveal
The last time we saw the Volkswagen Cross Up!, it was sitting out in the snow in prototype form, but the next time we'll see this slightly more rugged version of the diminutive Up! hatchback will be when it makes its production debut at the Geneva Motor Show next month. Looking like a micro-crossover with its raised ground clearance and black cladding, the Cross Up! will be the fourth "Cross" model for VW (after the CrossPolo, CrossGolf and CrossTouran) when it goes on sale this summer in mainland Europe (UK sales remain up in the air and US sales are highly unlikely).Overall, the styling of the production Cross Up! has stayed fairly true to the 2011 concept car, including the front and rear ...
February 13, 2013
Mercedes-Benz A45 AMG shows up to fight the hottest hatches
Fun coincidence. On the same day that Audi announces the unveiling of its new S3 Sportback at the Geneva Motor Show, Mercedes-Benz steals the spotlight by confirming that the all-new A45 AMG will also receive its official debut early next month. Starting life as the entry-level A-Class hatchback, the A45 AMG gets the full AMG treatment, which includes numerous performance, handling and styling upgrades.Under the hood sits an AMG-tuned 2.0-liter turbocharged I4 breathing through a sport exhaust system helping the five-door produce 360 horsepower and 332 pound-feet of torque. This engine is paired to a seven-speed AMG dual-clutch transmission and power is sent to the ground using 4Matic all-wheel ...
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