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Marry A Mercedes-Benz to Apple and You Get an iCar! 27
Aug
Posted by Alex Ion in 3G, Apple, Autostyle, command, costs., Gadgets, horsepower, iCar, iPads, LCD, MacMini, Mercedes Benz, Modified car Talk, speed, sprints, torque. on 08 27th, 2010

Way back in 2007, there were reports that Apple and Mercedes Benz had signed a deal whereby Apple was to design an in-car maintenance, communication and navigation system for inclusion in Mercedes Benz vehicles. It’s all coming true. The iCar is what you get when you combine a Mercedes-Benz S Class car and the latest Apple devices.

The car has 750 horsepower and almost 1000-lb/feet of torque. It has a top speed of 211mph, and sprints from 0-60mph in just under four seconds.

The gadgets include a MacMini which is installed in an electrically operated tray located in the trunk. It feeds to a foldable LCD display in the ceiling.

Dual iPads can be used with Apple keyboards. The feature lets you control the climate; operate the command system and many more. A multi sound system is also available. The entire installation connects to the Internet with a 3G connection.

The car without the Apple power costs over $500.000. That could mean that the actual price for the full version would be much more. But you can enjoy the photos for free here.

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(Via SoftSailor)



Hyundai RB Concept Revealed at Moscow Show (Video) 26
Aug
Posted by Alex Ion in Accent, Automotive News, bumpers, concept, Concept car news, engines, Event Coverage, Gamma, grille, headlights, hood, Hyundai, Moscow, power, RB, Saint Petersburg, sedan, spring, torque., Transmission, Verna on 08 26th, 2010

Hyundai has introduced a new sub-compact family sedan concept RB at the 2010 Moscow International Motor Show. Production version of this concept car, which is basically a repackaged Verna / Accent, is scheduled to begin at Hyundai’s first full-cycle plant in Saint Petersburg, in January 2011. It will join the Hyundai lineup in the spring of 2011.

The car comes with redesigned bumpers, grille, hood and headlights. It will be powered by Hyundai’s new 1.6-liter or 1.4-liter Gamma petrol engines.

By replacing the old Alpha engine with Gamma, the sedan promises more power and torque, as well as best-in-class fuel economy. The estimated power and torque of 1.6 Gamma are respectively 124 PS and 156 Nm, while those of 1.4 Gamma are 107 PS and 135 Nm.

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Both the engines will be mated to a four-speed automatic transmission or a standard five-speed manual transaxle. Watch the video below)



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)



Peugeot 3008 HYbrid4 – World’s First Diesel Full Hybrid Vehicle – Made Official 25
Aug
Posted by Alex Ion in 3008 Hybrid4, Automotive News, axle, CO2, diesel, economy, Electric, electronic, gearbox, Green Auto, HDi, hybrid, Motor, output, PEUGEOT, recovery, sale, torque., vehicle, Wheels on 08 25th, 2010

Peugeot has officially announced its 3008 HYbrid4. The car is the world’s first diesel-powered fully hybrid vehicle. The HYbrid4 comes with a 2.0 liter HDi diesel engine with 163 PS (120 kW) and 300 Nm of torque which powers the front wheels.

A 27 kW electric motor mounted on the rear axle, which is powered by the nickel metal hydride batteries placed under the trunk, will power the back wheels. The motor will provide a constant 100 Nm of torque but can deliver 200 Nm at its peak. The car’s maximum total output reaches 200 PS (147 kW) and 500 Nm of torque.

Other features include the 6-speed manual gearbox, the kinetic energy recovery system, an electronic control unit to manage the various modes of the diesel engine and electric motor working together and a stop-start system.

Its fuel economy is 3.8 liters/100 km and CO2 emissions rating is a very eco-friendly 99 g/km. It will go on sale in Europe next year.

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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)



Ford Lifts Wraps Off 2011 Harley-Davidson F-150 11
Aug
Posted by Alex Ion in Automotive News, bhp, Ford, Harley Davidson, inch, Ingot., LCD, navigation, pound, torque., Tuxedo on 08 11th, 2010

Ford has unveiled the new 2011 Harley-Davidson F-150 which combines the smooth handling and durability of America’s best-selling trucks with the authentic styling of Harley-Davidson. It comes with a standard V8 6.2-liter gasoline engine, which debuted earlier this year on the F-150 SVT Raptor. The new engine delivers 411 bhp (306 kW) and 434 lb-ft (588 Nm) of torque, making it the most powerful and capable Ford Harley-Davidson F-150 ever offered. It provides a maximum trailer towing capacity of 9,300 pounds.

It comes equipped with a voice-activated Navigation System, a 4.2-inch LCD screen, power moonroof , Remote Start System and a rear-view camera. It cruises on 22-inch Euroflange forged wheels with performance tires. The paint selection is classic Harley-Davidson – Tuxedo Black and Ingot Silver. For those who needs more control of transmission gear selection, an optional SelectShift Automatic transmission functionality is also available. There is no news available on the price of the vehicle.

(Via WCF)



Bentley Drives in 2 Special Edition Continental models for the Middle East 11
Aug
Posted by Alex Ion in Arabia, Automotive News, Autostyle, Bentley, bhp, carbon, ceramic, Continental, kW, litre., Middle East, Spur, torque., Upcoming Events on 08 11th, 2010

Bentley Motors has unveiled two special-edition Continental models for the Middle East – the Continental Flying Spur Arabia and the Continental Flying Spur Speed Arabia. Besides retaining all the performance of the company’s Continental Flying Spur and Spur Speed, the limited 50 units of the two new models comes with some additional exterior and interior features.

The Continental Flying Spur Arabia which is designed with an elegant 14-spoke diamond alloy wheel has Bentley’s highly acclaimed W12, 6-litre engine and is capable of achieving a top speed of 312 km/h and sprints to 100 km/h in just 4.9 seconds. Its twin turbo engine comes with 552 bhp (412kW) and 650 Nm (479 lb-ft) of torque. The Continental Flying Spur Speed Arabia is equipped with bright silver, 10-spoke, 20-inch wheels which are also compatible with optional carbon ceramic brakes. Its W12 engine offers 600 bhp (610 ps, 449 kW) with 553 lb-ft (750 Nm) of torque. It will drive from 0-100 km/h in 4.8 seconds with a top speed of 322 km/h.
To add to comfort, it includes ventilated seats that can cool or warm passengers. Both cars are further distinguished by an exterior front fender badge, tread plate and ashtray lid badge – all bearing the Arabia signature.



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:



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)



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)







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