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Bertone Nuccio Concept 28
Posted by admin in Bertone, china, Concept Cars, Coupe, Geneva Motor Show, Passenger Cars, Performance, Specialty, Sport Cars, supercars, World Cars on 12 28th, 2012

The Nuccio concept, showed off by Bertone as a rolling model at the Geneva Motor Show and then as a road-ready car at the Beijing Motor Show is in talks to be sold. An update on the Lancia Stratos Zero concept from the seventies and powered by a 4.3-liter Ferrari V8 with 480 horsepower, the Nuccio was a 15,000-hour exercise in what the company’s historical language could look like today.

Bertone Nuccio Concept

That styling has changed a little from the Geneva concept, befitting its new-found usability. The single, narrow LED headlight has been replaced by two more conventional units, and the windscreen is now a more realistic size. The larger side mirrors are also more usable.

Named after the late Giuseppe “Nuccio” Bertone, one of the company’s most famous designers, the Nuccio concept car also celebrates the design firm’s 100th anniversary this year.

Bertone is responsible for some of the world’s most famous vehicles–the Lancia Stratos, Lamborghini Miura, Lamborghini Countach and several Alfa Romeos and Citroëns have passed over the drawing board at Bertone before hitting the streets.

Two-door BMW Concept 4 Series Coupe 24
Posted by admin in Automotive News, BMW, Concept Cars, Coupe, Detroit-Auto-Show, Luxury, Passenger Cars, World Cars on 12 24th, 2012

With the launch of the BMW 4 Series coupe, we can officially say goodbye to the two-door 3 Series. BMW is moving its coupe and convertible models up one digit (like the 5 Series/6 Series relationship); when the next-generation 1 Series launches in the States, it will actually be called the 2 Series. And while there are certainly a lot of 3 Series aspects to this new 4er, BMW says the new car has given the new model its own individual character and a standalone design.

two-door BMW Concept 4 Series Coupe

Compared to the current 3 Series coupe, the 4 Series concept rides on a two-inch-longer wheelbase, adds 1.7 inches of width, and is just over half an inch shorter in height. The whole thing looks very sculpted and sleek, and there are plenty of design elements from the larger 6 Series, as well. The full-LED headlamps and aggressive lower fascia will certainly grab your attention, but if we’re honest, some of us prefer the simpler, cleaner lines of past 3 Series models versus this somewhat overly stylized new coupe. From the rear, however, this thing is damn pretty.

The interior certainly looks good, too – premium leather is slathered on nearly every surface, and the overall design is modern and plush. A lot of what we see here is similar to the larger 6 Series, again, but that isn’t a bad thing. Specific details have not been divulged for the production 4 Series, but expect a full suite of technological goodies to be packed inside the cabin, as well.

Opel RAK e electric concept 21
Posted by admin in Budget, concept, Concept Cars, Coupe, Design/Style, Electric, Frankfurt-Motor-Show, opel, technology on 05 21st, 2012

Opel RAK e electric concept

Opel RAK e electric concept

Before we delve into the details of the RAK e electric concept, let’s step back in time with a brief historical primer. The oldest industrial division within General Motors’ current portfolio, Opel started as a sewing machine manufacturer way back in 1862. Evolving to the production of bicycles soon after, Opel’s presence in wheeled transportation turned to automobiles in 1899. Now, at the 2011 Frankfurt Motor Show, Opel looks to the future with its debut of the ultra-modern RAK e Concept.

As an experimental design and technical platform, the RAK e is a narrow four-wheeler built around a steel space frame. Built with an eye toward inexpensive materials, the RAK e is a lightweight (838 pounds) concept presented as a vehicle that Opel says even the youngest of buyers could afford.

Propulsion for the RAK e comes from a 49-horsepower electric motor that draws juice from a five-kWh lithium-ion battery pack. Range is listed at up to 62 miles and operating costs are claimed to be only one euro per 100 kilometers ($2.19 per 100 miles).

Toyota Prius Coupe for 2014 29
Posted by Alex Ion in Automotive News, Coupe, Prius, TOYOTA on 07 29th, 2011

Toyota, obviously not satisfied with whatever they have made of the Prius, is now expanding the squad. Or, that is what we guess from the announcement made about the possibility of the Prius c and Prius v editions. Apart from this, we also hear that Toyota is looking at making a Prius Coupe for 2014.

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The Coupe is likely to be inspired from the concept of the futuristic Lexus GS that was revealed recently. We guess Toyota will make a larger Coupe this time around .

The carmaker is expected to release the vehicle with a plug-in hybrid technology, a lithium-ion battery and a manual transmission features.  Stay tuned for more on that.

Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG Black Series Coupe Pictures Out 7
Posted by Alex Ion in AMG Black Series, Automotive News, C63, Coupe, Mercedes Benz on 07 7th, 2011

Awesome first shots of the Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG Black Series Coupe are out.  The images accompany some latest details of the high-end coupe offered by Mercedes.

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Snapped during a rehearsal event at one of the Merc garages in Circuit Paul Ricard, the pictures reveal stubborn looks and specs compared to the former generation CLK 63 AMG Black Series.

This will mark the shift of the Black series to feature four seats. The car has been ramped up to suit daily street use. The maker has also cut down 20 kg (44 lbs) from the car’s curb mass.

Going by the earlier reports, the Black Series Coupe with its 6.2-liter V8 produces 517 PS (380 kW / 510 bhp) that is 30 PS (22 kW / 30 bhp) extra than the C63 AMG with the performance package.

Shifting will be using the seven-speed ‘Speedshift’ MCT automatic with a narrow slip differential. The torque produced is 640 Nm (472 lb-ft).The coupe can race from 0 to 100 km/h in just about 4 seconds.

The C63 AMG Black Series Coupe will be not be limited edition car, and will come with a price range of around €100,000 inGermany.


BMW Z2 Likely to be Launched in 2014 as an AWD 20
Posted by Alex Ion in Automotive News, BMW, BMW Z2, convertible, Coupe on 06 20th, 2011

We are happy to let you know that BMW Z2 could be launched as early as 2014. Have a look.

The model, which would be based on the upcoming front – wheel drive UKL1 platform, also features an all-wheel drive to fix the handling tradeoffs.

BMW Z2 is expected to be powered by a variety of 2.0-liter engines that have outputs ranging from 170 PS (100 kW / 168 hp) to 272 PS (200 kW / 268 hp).
However, it may also be delayed until 2015 or 2016, using the rear-wheel drive platform from the 2-Series (the renamed coupe and convertible variants of the 2012 1-Series).

Though no official announcement has come, the Z2 is likely to be offered as a coupe and convertible.

Stay tuned.

(Via WCF)

Mercedes SLS AMG Roadster Shown 30
Posted by Alex Ion in Automotive News, Coupe, mercedes, SLS AMG Roadster on 05 30th, 2011

Well ahead of its debut at Frankfurt Motor Show, Mercedes has given us an official glimpse of its SLS AMG Roadster. The Roadster has a three-ply soft top that could be folded or unfolded automatically in 11 seconds at speeds up to 31 mph (50 km/h).


The car’s roof doesn’t take much of trunk space despite the car offering a cargo capacity of 6.1 cubic feet (173 liters) regardless of the top’s positioning.

The vehicle is powered by 6.3-liter (6,208cc) V8 engine that produces 563 hp (420 kW / 571 PS) and 479 lb-ft (650 Nm) of torque. This will be linked to a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission that can work up the car’s acceleration from 0-60 mph in just 3.7 seconds. The vehicle can hit a limited top speed of 197 mph (317 km/h) – akin to the earlier gullwing model.

The engineers at Mercedes have done some remarkable work to strengthen the chassis of this open top car. The SLS AMG Roadster will weigh 3,661 pounds (1,661 kg) which is just 88 lbs (40 kg) heavier than the coupe.

The earlier gullwing model had created much interest among the fans and the convertible version is predicted to be even more popular. Pricing details are yet under wraps, though we expect the car to be released this Fall.

Audi A9 Coupe Set For 2014 Arrival 18
Posted by Alex Ion in Audi A9, Automotive News, Coupe, low carbon emission, Super car news on 05 18th, 2011

We just came across  the latest report stating that the Audi A9 Coupe could be launched as soon as 2014, probably by the end of the year. This car will come with foldable hood, low carbon emission system, durable doors, bonnet, car accessories and a lot more other features.

The model would be based on the A8 and built alongside the R8 at the factory of the manufacturer, located in Neckarsulm, Germany. We also get reports regarding the plans of launching a convertible variant, an A9 cabriolet by the year 2015.

But what is to be noticed here is that all these about info are not officially confirmed. Speculations are also pouring ion regarding the engine options. These could include everything from a 211 PS (155 kW / 208 hp) 3.0-liter V6 to a 520 PS (382 kW / 513 hp) 4.0-liter twin-turbo V8 in the S9.

(via WCF)



Delta E-4 Coupe Electric Car Hits 150 Mph 16
Posted by Alex Ion in Automotive News, Coupe, Delta, E-4 on 05 16th, 2011

Making its track debut momentous, the all-electric Delta E-4 Coupe hit 150 mph (240 km/h) at the Silverstone Circuit.  Designed by Delta Motorsport, the Delta E-4 Coupe is a lightweight electric sport model that features a carbon composite chassis that weighs just 85 kg (187 lbs).

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Delta E4 1
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Powered by several direct-drive electric motors with 120 hp (90 kW) and weighing just 23 kg (51 lbs) each, it produces more than  600 Nm (442 lb-ft) of torque. The lightweight construction enables the Delta E-4 Coupe a range of up to 200 miles (322 km). Besides, it can hit up to 60 mph (96 km/h) within 5 seconds.

In case you didn’t know,  Simon Dowson and Nick Carpenter founded Delta Motorsport in 2005 and based it right near the very same Silverstone Circuit.


Mini Roadster & Coupe Models Head for Frankfurt Show 13
Posted by Alex Ion in Automotive News, Coupe, MINI, Roadster, Upcoming Events on 05 13th, 2011

Mini’s Roadster and Coupe models are expected to debut at the Frankfurt motor show in September. Have a look at the latest leaked images of the 2012 Mini Roadster alongside.


The prototype that has been revealed has its rear trunk area covered where the roof is stored. Perhaps, these covered parts are the only panels, which make it different from the standard MINI and the Roadster’s Coupe sibling. However, it is the least camouflaged snap we have got so far.

As we mentioned in the beginning, the Roadster model is expected to be paired with a new Coupe variant.  So, which one do you prefer? The Roadster or the Coupe?  Let’s know and stay tuned for more updates.

(Via WCF)





Mini Roadster & Coupe Models to Debut at Frankfurt 11
Posted by Alex Ion in Automotive News, Coupe, MINI, Roadster on 05 11th, 2011

Mini’s Roadster and Coupe models are expected to debut at the Frankfurt motor show in September. Have a look at the latest leaked images of the 2012 Mini Roadster alongside.

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Mini 1

The prototype revealed has its rear trunk area covered where the roof is stored. Perhaps, these covered parts are the only panels, which make it different from the standard Mini and the Roadster’s Coupe sibling. However, it is the least camouflaged snap we have got so far.

As we mentioned in the beginning, the Roadster model is expected to be paired with a new Coupe variant.  So, which one do you prefer? The Roadster or the Coupe. Let’s know and stay tuned for more updates.

(Via WCF)



2012 Mercedes Benz C-Class Shown Just Ahead of Geneva Launch 14
Posted by Alex Ion in 2012 Mercedes Benz C-class, Automotive News, Bluetooth, Coupe, Geneva Motor Show, Google, naviagtion, sedan, star, Upcoming Events on 02 14th, 2011

The 2012 Mercedes Benz C class will reach the US by September after its launch at the Geneva Motor Show on March 1st. The technology is borrowed from the C-class sedan and infused in to a coupe body. The car is 1.5 inches lower than its sedan.

The low silhouette and narrow C-pillar in classic three-box design exudes contemporary styling. Short front overhang, long hood, steeply raked windshield and long, sloping roof all are typical of a coupe.

While the wedge-shaped, sloping beltline is inherited from the C-Class sedan, its ascending merge into the C-pillar is entirely exclusive. This part of the beltline trim meets the roofline trim and not only adds an aggressive touch to the side windows but also enhances the powerful shoulders. The radiator grille has chrome double-Louvre style with the star in the middle.

There are clear lens headlamps and daytime running LED’s at the front. In the rear the tail lights are placed at maximum distance apart to show width and centrally mounted LED indicator signifies depth.

The interior of the car features three tube rings in metallic finish, flat bottomed three spoke steering wheel with shift paddles and a 5.8 inch center console. The car is a proper four seater, with backrests in the rear reclining for extra storage.

Features include Bluetooth streaming, SIRIUS weather forecast, special Google destination search. The optional COMAND navigation system also has a new 3D display with city views.

The engine options for the C-class coupe are a 1.8 L four-cylinder engine developing 201 hp, 229 lb-ft of torque @ 4300 rpm with 0-60 mph coming in 7.1 s and a top speed of 130 mph, and a 3.5 L V6 engine producing 302 hp, 273 lb-ft @ 5250 rpm, 0-60 mph in 5.9 s and 130 mph top speed.

Both these engines are said to return a combined fuel economy of 24 and 22 mpg. Both these power plants get a seven speed automatic transmission.

BMW 1-Series M Coupe Offers a Fleeting Look 10
Posted by Alex Ion in 1-Series M Coupe, Andy Priaulx, Automotive News, Autosport Awards, BMW, Coupe, Kay Segler, Upcoming Events, WTCC on 12 10th, 2010

After a series of teasers that had enthusiasts restless with anticipation, BMW has finally released a video that gives a full glimpse of the 1-Series M Coupe. The vehicle had a quiet unveiling at the Autosport Awards ceremony in London, with Dr. Kay Segler and WTCC driver Andy Priaulx present.

The video that was released gives an extremely short glimpse of the full body of the coupe, and BMW is continuing with the ‘top secret’ policy that they have sustained so far.

An earlier statement from the company had stated that the 1-Series M will weigh approximately 1500 kg (3,307 lbs) and that the chassis, braking system and rear differential used on the vehicle would be similar to the M3.

The car will have a 3.0-liter twin-turbo six-cylinder engine powering it, with 340 bhp (254 kW / 345 PS).

This will be connected exclusively to a six-speed manual transmission, which will enable it to accelerate from 0-60 mph in less than five seconds.

The car will be shown to the world at the North American International Auto Show. A full media report is expected to be released soon.


(Via WCF)

Aston Martin Vantage N420 Model Revealed on Video 11
Posted by Alex Ion in ASTON MARTIN, Aston Martin video, Automotive News, Coupe, Roadster, Vantage N420 model on 11 11th, 2010

To get us up close and personal with the Vantage N420 model, Aston Martin has released a new video. The alluring vehicle, resplendent in a creamy white hue, takes on the Nurburgring circuit, the surrounding German roads and the autobahn with style and élan.

The video, posted below this article, reveals the exterior of the car, giving us a good look at the rear diffuser and exhaust, mesh grilling and side skirts. A view of the inside reveals the N420 threadwork on its sport seats. Powering the N420 edition of the Vantage is a 4.7 V8 liter power plant with an output of 420 bhp (313 kW / 426 PS), which is the figure that gives the vehicle its name, and 470 Nm of torque.

The coupe version of the Vantage N420 has begun to be delivered since August. The roadster version was seen at the Paris auto show, and is to go on sale soon.

Hennessy 2011 HPE700 Camaro Convertible Details Surface 8
Posted by Alex Ion in 2011 HPE700 Camaro Convertible, Automotive News, Corvette, Coupe, Hennessey, Hennessey Performance on 10 8th, 2010

The first details of the 2011 HPE700 Camaro Convertible from the Hennessey Performance stables are out.  As has been the case with the company’s earlier HPE700 coupe model,  the upcoming  the convertible will come with a CarbonAero body kit that would comprise a front splitter, a rear diffuser and revised side skirts.

A  Corvette ZR1-sourced LS9 engine will power the model , and the engine will be outfitted with cold air induction system, upgraded pulleys, and high-flow fuel injectors.

The 6.2-liter V8 has been designed in such a way that it returns 755 hp (563 kW / 765 PS) and 763 lb-ft (1,033 Nm) of torque . That means a clear increase of 117 hp (87 kW / 119 PS) and 159 lb-ft (215 Nm), thereby enabling the car to speed from 0-60 mph in 3.3 seconds and run the quarter mile in 10.9 seconds at 130 mph.

Further, the car will boast of a colored hockey stick side strip, and 20-inch alloy wheels with Pirelli P-Zero tires.  An adjustable coil-over suspension, upgraded sway bars and a Brembo braking system with 15-inch rotors have also been included.

The company is however thinking of rolling out only 24 units of the car, be it a coupe or the convertible variant.