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New Mercedes S-class Spied 4
Posted by Alex Ion in 2013 Mercedes S-class, AMG, Automotive News, CLS, F700, hybrid, LED, mercedes, S 500, S400 on 02 4th, 2011

Glimpses of the new 2013 Mercedes S-class have been seen, courtesy of ‘spy-photographers’. The much awaited car was spied doing test runs in southern Germany  – though covered with tons of camouflage hiding details.

The larger grille and headlights borrowed from CLS with LED indicators were visible though. To add, from the pictures the car looks bigger compared to its older sibling. The powertrain could be from the S 500 vision concept.

Right now, the only gasoline-electric hybrid on offer by Mercedes is the S400, which combines a 3.5 liter V6 engine with an electric motor. The S400 is selling well in the US market, particularly in Hollywood, as celebrities look to dump their Priuses for something more in line with their social status.

Although not sure, the design element for the S-class must be from F700 and may have only hybrid engines apart from AMG variants. This would make sure that Mercedes helps the cause global fuel economy and emission norms. It should return at least 78 mpg (3 L/100Km) and CO2 emissions well under 100g/Km.

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If only the hybrid version will be out, we have to wait and see. The car should be out some time in 2012.

(Via WCF)

Citroen C4 Picasso and Grand C4 Picasso Models Updated 4
Posted by Alex Ion in Automotive News, Autostyle, C4 Picasso, Citroen, CO2, e-HDi, front, fuel, Grand C4 Picasso, grille, interior, LED, Modified car Talk, Motor Show, tail, Upcoming Events on 09 4th, 2010

Citroen has released the first pictures of the 2011 Citroen C4 Picasso and the three-row seven-seat Grand C4 Picasso. Both the updated models will be unveiled at the 2010 Paris Motor Show.

The facelifted models come with a re-designed front end. Both the cars will be coming with the company’s new logo on the grille and LED daytime running lights. It also comes with revised tail lights and some interior materials are also getting changes.

The C4 Picasso comes equipped with Citroen’s e-HDi technology which incorporates emissions busting features such as Stop/Start technology and a regenerative alternator.

The Citroen C4 Picasso facelift will be able to cover 100 Km on just 4.4 liters of fuel (5.0 liters/100 Km for the Grand C4 Picasso facelift) while CO2 emissions have dropped at 125 grams per Km (130 g/Km for the Grand C4 Picasso).

Both the models will go on sale at the end of the year.

2012 Nissan GT-R Likely To Drive In This year; Leaked Image Surfaces 26
Posted by Alex Ion in 2012 Nissan GT-R, Aurora, Automotive News, car, diffuser, downforce, engine, grille, hp, kW, LED, Nebula, nissan, Nurburgring, torque., unveiled, Wheels on 08 26th, 2010

Leaked image of the 2012 Nissan GT-R is up and running in the web and the car is expected to be unveiled later this year. This comes about two months after some spy pictures had revealed one of the two Nissan GT-R prototypes doing some tests at the Nurburgring circuit (in Germany).

The latest photo reveals that the 2012 Nissan GT-R will be coming with minor changes. This includes a modified grille, lighter wheels, LED daytime running lights and a rear diffuser which is said to increase downforce by 10%.

There will also be two new color choices: Aurora Flare Blue Pearl and Nebula Opal Black. The car will be coming with the twin-turbo 3.8-liter V6 engine. We can expect some minor modifications which should enable the engine to produce more than 485 hp (492 PS / 362 kW) and 434 lb-ft (588 Nm) of torque.

(Via GTRBlog)