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Formula 1 introduces new engine 29
Jan
Posted by CarBlog Staff in Automotive News, engine, F1 News, Formula 1 car, Formula 1 News, Green Auto, Popular, Super car news on 01 29th, 2014

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Formula 1 has recently introduced the new engine that will be used this year. And boy, it is really quite jaw-dropping!

The all new, turbocharged 1.6 liter V6 engine is also a hybrid-electric engine. This comes after the immense pressure that Formula 1 and all of it’s affiliates have been under recently to make the competition (including the cars, obviously) more ‘green’ and environmentally friendly. 

However, this doesn’t mean that the new engine is wimpy. No ways, it is still one hell of a engine.

Even though F1 drivers had to downsize their engines from 2.4 liters to 1.6, this engine produces a mammoth 760 horsepower. In order to be more green, the engine also features a pair of energy recovery systems that pull form exhaust pressure and braking.

This, of course, is the green component that has been the topic of much debate (and praise) as of late.

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Another thing to take into consideration, is that fact that the new engine will have to power Formula 1 cars. Now, these cars can weigh up to 500kilograms +. This means that it will power round about 1250horsepower per ton. Quite impressive.

So, who is looking forward to the 2014 season?!

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Saab 9-3 First Test Models Leaked Out 7
Feb
Posted by Alex Ion in 2012, 9-3, Automotive News, BMW, car, engine, Hatchback, Saab on 02 7th, 2011

We know that the next generation Saab 9-3 is under development and now the early chassis test mules with few modifications (extended wheel arches) have been found running on some roads in Southern Europe.

The car parts are sourced from various automakers, especially BMW. But the model will be based on a modified version of the Epsilon I platform and we expect the company to offer it as a three- and five-door hatchback.

Saab made an engine purchasing agreement with BMW during last September and that made them to have an access to a turbocharged 1.6-liter four-cylinder petrol engine equipped with start/stop technology.

This turbo engine that is featured in the MINI Cooper comes with three level of options – 175 PS (129 kW / 173 hp), 184 PS (135 kW / 181 hp) and 208 hp (155 kW / 211 PS).

BMW’s new 2.0-liter turbo engine with 222 hp (166 kW / 225 PS) is also rumored to be features in the 9-3.

The Saab 9-3 will be a 2012 launch and the company has further plans to introduce a hybrid version of the model. They will also launch an electric vehicle by 2016.

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Via: Worldcarfans



Saab 9-4X Crossover Spied; Car Heads for LA Show 29
Sep
Posted by Alex Ion in automatic, Automotive News, car, Concept car news, crossover, engine, platform, Saab, Saab 9-4X, Theta, Transmission, Upcoming Events, wheel. on 09 29th, 2010

Pictures of the Saab 9-4X crossover have appeared online, in the form of spy images. The car, scheduled to make its debut at the Los Angeles Auto Show in November, will be based on the same underpinnings as the Chevrolet Equinox GMC Terrain and the Cadillac SRX, which are built on GM’s Theta platform with all-wheel-drive.

It is expected that the car will be coming with a 2.8-liter turbocharged V6 engine. But there are some who suggest the possibility of the 2.0-liter turbo four which is seen in the new 9-5 (already out on the road). Both engines will most likely be mated to a six-speed automatic transmission.

There are also rumors that the tail lamps might look different when the production model comes out. Just wait until the car is unveiled at the auto show and you will know a lot more about it.

(Via Autoblog)



Chrysler 2011 Dodge Durango SUV Comes Sporting a New Dodge Logo 3
Sep
Posted by Alex Ion in Automotive News, bags, car, Dodge, durango, engine, ESC, exterior, HEMI, interior, logo, MDS, miles, Pentastar, SUV, valve on 09 3rd, 2010

Chrysler has revealed the all new 2011 Dodge Durango SUV. The three-row model is the first vehicle to sport the new Dodge logo.

The exterior of the vehicle has an aggressive yet contemporary look with smooth design lines. It will also feature new interior changes for a luxurious feel. The car will be coming with features like standard side-curtain air bags, ESC, blind spot monitoring, rear cross path detection and forward collision warning.

The car will be offered with two engine options, a 3.6-liter Pentastar V6 engine and a 5.7-liter HEMI V8 engine. The Pentastar comes with the capability to complete 500 miles on a single tank. The Hemi features a Multi-displacement system (MDS) four-cylinder mode and both the engine options have variable-valve timing (WT) technology.

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The car will hit showrooms by the end of 2010 and will be the first among several vehicles from the American brand.



Honda Fit / Jazz Hybrid Gears Up For Paris Debut; First Pictures Shown 26
Aug
Posted by Alex Ion in Automotive News, bumpers, cabin, chrome, colours, Electric, engine, gearbox, Green Auto, grille, headlights, honda, Honda Jazz, honda-fit, hybrid, Insight, leather, paris, rear, UK, Upcoming Events on 08 26th, 2010

First pictures of the Honda Fit / Jazz Hybrid have been released and it will make its world debut at the Paris Motor Show in September.

The car will be driving in with some minor styling changes which include revised headlights with a blue surround, clear rear lights, new grille, revised bumpers and a chrome tailgate garnish.

It will also be available in a range of existing colours plus a bespoke Lime Green metallic. Inside, the cabin has a fresh look with darker dashboard, which contrasts strongly with the blue lighting of the dials and dashboard instruments. There is also optional leather upholstery.

The car will feature the same engine as the Honda Insight; a 1.3-litre i-VTEC engine combined with a CVT gearbox, with an electric motor sandwiched between the two. The car will be capable of running on the electric motor alone under some medium and low speed conditions. The hybrid version will go on sale in the UK in early 2011.



2012 Nissan GT-R Likely To Drive In This year; Leaked Image Surfaces 26
Aug
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)



Fisker Karma Plug-in Hybrid Surfaces in the Form of a Promotional Video 25
Aug
Posted by Alex Ion in accelerate, Automotive News, battery, Detroit, engine, Fisker, fuel, Green Auto, Karma, kW, launched., motors, Plug-in Hybrid, sale, sedan, speed, torque., turbocharged, video, Videos on 08 25th, 2010

Fisker has released a promotional video of the luxury plug-in hybrid, the Fisker Karma. The car features two electric motors, which are powered by a 200kW lithium-ion battery pack that produces 300 kW (402 hp / 408 PS) and 1,300 Nm (959 lb/ft) of torque.

The battery pack allows the car to travel up to 50 miles before a 2.0-liter turbocharged petrol engine kicks in to recharge it. The car can accelerate from 0-100 km/h (62 mph) in approximately six seconds, and has a top speed of 201 km/h (125 mph). It has an estimated combined fuel consumption rating of 2L/100km (117.6 mpg US).

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The Karma, a four-door, four-seat luxury sports sedan, was unveiled at the Detroit auto show in January last year. It was scheduled to go on sale last year, but the sale was delayed for unspecified reasons. We can expect the car to be launched in 2011. The promotional video is here for you to see.

(Via WCF)



Volkswagen Drives in the 100,000th Scirocco III 10
Aug
Posted by Alex Ion in Assembly, Automotive News, Autostyle, engine, EOS, Metallic, Scirocco III, Scirocco R 2.0 TSI, Sharan, Titan, torque., turbocharged, Volkswagen Autoeuropa on 08 10th, 2010

Engineers at the Volkswagen Autoeuropa plant in Portugal were in a festive mood, when the 100,000th Scirocco III was rolled off the assembly line. The model, a Scirocco R 2.0 TSI, is a third generation model of the Scirocco hatchback which was launched by Volkswagen in the year1974. Since the day it was launched, Scirocco was one of the hottest cars in the market all thanks to its fabulous looks.

The 100,000th model has a Rising Blue Metallic finish, with a Titan Black interior. It comes equipped with a GPS navigation system, reverse parking sensors and a tilting sunroof. It is powered by a turbocharged 2.0-liter engine, with 265 PS (195 kW / 261 bhp) and 350 Nm (258 lb-ft) of torque, that allows it to accelerate from 0-100 km/h in just 6.5 seconds.

“The Scirocco is one of the most important cars that we produce. For myself personally, it was a moving moment”, said Andreas Hinrichs, the Autoeuropa Plant Manager. The plant has been producing the third generation of the Scirocco since 2008. Now with 3000 employees it also has the production of the Volkswagen Eos and the new Sharan. Take a look at the gallery:



Volkswagen Drives in the 100,000th Scirocco III 10
Aug
Posted by Alex Ion in Assembly, Automotive News, Autostyle, engine, EOS, Metallic, Scirocco III, Scirocco R 2.0 TSI, Sharan, Titan, torque., turbocharged on 08 10th, 2010

Engineers at the Volkswagen Autoeuropa plant in Portugal were in a festive mood, when the 100,000th Scirocco III was rolled off the assembly line. The model, a Scirocco R 2.0 TSI, is a third generation model of the Scirocco hatchback which was launched by Volkswagen in the year1974. Since the day it was launched, Scirocco was one of the hottest cars in the market all thanks to its fabulous looks.

The 100,000th model has a Rising Blue Metallic finish, with a Titan Black interior. It comes equipped with a GPS navigation system, reverse parking sensors and a tilting sunroof. It is powered by a turbocharged 2.0-liter engine, with 265 PS (195 kW / 261 bhp) and 350 Nm (258 lb-ft) of torque, that allows it to accelerate from 0-100 km/h in just 6.5 seconds.

“The Scirocco is one of the most important cars that we produce. For myself personally, it was a moving moment”, said Andreas Hinrichs, the Autoeuropa Plant Manager. The plant has been producing the third generation of the Scirocco since 2008. Now with 3000 employees it also has the production of the Volkswagen Eos and the new Sharan. Take a look at the gallery:



Spy Pictures of the Three-Seater Ferrari Marlboro Red Rush Out in the Open 10
Aug
Posted by Alex Ion in Automotive News, Autostyle, engine, F1, F1 News, Ferrari, Fiorano, Formula, fuel, Marlboro Red Rush, speed on 08 10th, 2010

If you see it from a distance, it is similar to the Ferrari that won Schumacher his world titles. But when it races to your side in a matter of seconds, you realize the difference. It’s the Prancing Horse’s three-seater dubbed “Marlboro Red Rush”, which was seen doing laps at Fiorano.

Rumors about the Ferrari F1 three-seater have been circulating for a while now. Some spy photos taken at the Fiorano Circuit, in Italy, has revealed the Marlboro Red Rush cruising in the rain. Two passengers can accommodate themselves in the seats placed behind the driver’s seat. The car, capable of sprinting to 100 km/h (62 mph) in just 2.9 seconds, can reach 300 km/h (186 mph) in a mere 13 seconds. The car which is based on a Formula One F2002 653 chassis has an 800 PS (789 bhp / 588 kW) engine that operates at 17,000 rpm. It carries 50 liters of fuel, and weighs a total of 845 kilograms. The 5-meters long, 1.8 meters wide car has a top speed of 325 km/h (202 mph).

(Via WCF)


Spy Pictures of the Three-Seater Ferrari Marlboro Red Rush Out in the Open 10
Aug
Posted by Alex Ion in Automotive News, Autostyle, engine, F1, F1 News, Ferrari, Fiorano, Formula, fuel, Marlboro on 08 10th, 2010

If you see it from a distance, it is similar to the Ferrari that won Schumacher his world titles. But when it races to your side in a matter of seconds, you realize the difference. It’s the Prancing Horse’s three-seater dubbed “Marlboro Red Rush”, which was seen doing laps at Fiorano.

Rumors about the Ferrari F1 three-seater have been circulating for a while now. Some spy photos taken at the Fiorano Circuit, in Italy, has revealed the Marlboro Red Rush cruising in the rain. Two passengers can accommodate themselves in the seats placed behind the driver’s seat. The car, capable of sprinting to 100 km/h (62 mph) in just 2.9 seconds, can reach 300 km/h (186 mph) in a mere 13 seconds. The car which is based on a Formula One F2002 653 chassis has an 800 PS (789 bhp / 588 kW) engine that operates at 17,000 rpm. It carries 50 liters of fuel, and weighs a total of 845 kilograms. The 5-meters long, 1.8 meters wide car has a top speed of 325 km/h (202 mph).

(Via WCF)


Lamborghini Estoque Expected to Finally Arrive; Likely to Be a Four-Door Beauty 9
Aug
Posted by Alex Ion in ASTON MARTIN, Automotive News, Concept car news, engine, kW, Lamborghini, liter, Maserati, porsche, torque. on 08 9th, 2010

Lamborghini’s senior executive Stephan Winkelmann has hinted at the company’s plans of adding another model to the Lamborghini line-up. Going by what he has said, a third model in the line up would fit Lamborghini very well. Though not many details have been revealed, it is expected that the new vehicle would be a four-door car.

We are yet to confirm whether the upcoming car would be the much anticipated Estoque. If you would remember, we had earlier been told that the company had plans to launch the Estoque in 2011, but was forced to halt the decision due to the global economic recession.

If plans to launch the Estoque reach the final stage, it would most likely feature a 5.2-liter V10 engine with approximately 550 PS (405 kW / 542 hp) and 540 Nm (398 lb-ft) of torque and it would compete with potential rivals like Aston Martin Rapide, Porsche Panamera Turbo, and next-generation Maserati Quattroporte.  We have for you a series of pictures of the car in concept stage. Take a look:

(Via WCF)



Lamborghini Estoque Expected to Finally Arrive; Likely to Be a Four-Door Beauty 9
Aug
Posted by Alex Ion in ASTON MARTIN, Automotive News, Concept car news, engine, kW, Lamborghini, porsche, torque. on 08 9th, 2010

Lamborghini’s senior executive Stephan Winkelmann has hinted at the company’s plans of adding another model to the Lamborghini line-up. Going by what he has said, a third model in the line up would fit Lamborghini very well. Though not many details have been revealed, it is expected that the new vehicle would be a four-door car.

We are yet to confirm whether the upcoming car would be the much anticipated Estoque. If you would remember, we had earlier been told that the company had plans to launch the Estoque in 2011, but was forced to halt the decision due to the global economic recession.

If plans to launch the Estoque reach the final stage, it would most likely feature a 5.2-liter V10 engine with approximately 550 PS (405 kW / 542 hp) and 540 Nm (398 lb-ft) of torque and it would compete with potential rivals like Aston Martin Rapide, Porsche Panamera Turbo, and next-generation Maserati Quattroporte.  We have for you a series of pictures of the car in concept stage. Take a look:

(Via WCF)







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