Unique MINI Life Ball will play the lottery

Unique MINI Life Ball will play the lottery may 16, 2009 will be held in Vienna 71 charity ball Life Ball is the largest event in Europe dedicated to the fight against AIDS. This year for the ninth time in a row he will be supported by the company's MINI. Life Ball 2009 - this is a fascinating connection of fashion and music in the style of Katy Perry decorated the Duo The Blonds. This ball will be the beginning of a four-year cycle, in which the four elements: water, fire, air and earth will be realized in artistic form, as the main characters life.The main event charity ball will be a raffle which will be drawn vehicle MINI Life Ball. Every year the world's best designers create special MINI Life Ball, decorated in different styles: the Finished car is sold at auction, and the profit goes to charity - help AIDS patients. This year MINI Life Ball performed by the Duo of designers the Blonds for Katy Perry. Читать полностью -->

Body Russian Volkswagen plan to do on Gas

Body Russian Volkswagen plan to do on GasGorky automobile plant plans to produce body parts for Volkswagen cars of Russian production, according to the newspaper "Vedomosti". This Gas will create a joint venture with the Italian company Magnetto, Minister of investment of the Nizhny Novgorod region Dmitry Svatkovsky.Investment in a joint venture can reach 22 million euros, said Friday the Governor of Nizhny Novgorod region Valery Shantsev. At the same time, the new plant will be able to produce body parts not only for Volkswagen, but also for other Russian factories of foreign automakers. In addition, it is possible to manufacture the JV and body parts for cars Gas.In the Russian subsidiary of Volkswagen does not comment on this information. However, according to the newspaper "Vedomosti", later this month, VW intends to carry out the tender, the winner of which may be the Italian company Magnetto or canadian Magna.Russian Volkswagen plant will start producing cars in Kaluga in 2007. Earlier it was reported that the company signed with the Ministry of economic development of the investment agreement, which provides for a temporary reduction of customs duties on the import of automotive components in Russia. Читать полностью -->

The smallest pickup truck Hummer will show in Chicago

The smallest pickup truck Hummer will show in Chicago On Monday in the Internet appeared the first information and the official pictures of the new truck Hummer - H3T. World premiere of the smallest pick-up in the model range of the brand will be held at the motor show in Chicago, which opens on 6 February of the current year. Recall that at the moment Hummer produces only one pickup - H2 SUT.Compared with the SUV Hummer H3, on the extended platform is built new, wheelbase five-pickup increased by 8.6 inches and is 3,41 meters. The length of the loading area of the vehicle is 1.5 metres.For four-wheel drive pickup truck Hummer H3T will be offered two petrol engines volume of 3.7 and 5.3-liter 245 and 304 horsepower, respectively. The first of them will be equipped with five-speed manual transmission or four-speed automatic. A more powerful motor will be paired only with an automatic transmission. Читать полностью -->

Citroen will release six instances of "computer luxury"

Citroen will release six instances of Company Citroen plans to start production of the "computer car GT, which first appeared in the game GranTurismo 5 platform PlayStation 3, and its layout was then presented at the international Motorshow in Geneva in 2008. According to British magazine Autocar, citing unnamed high-ranking sources within the automaker, all will be collected six instances of this machine, the resolution on the issue which has already been granted by the Director of products and marketing Citroen the surrounding parkland Besson (Vincent Besson).It is expected that the production version of the mid-engined supercar Citroen GT will retain many of the characteristics of the prototype, including carboxylic design and some elements of futuristic interior. What is the power plant will be used for this vehicle is not reported, but according to some, the novelty will receive eight 500-horsepower motor company Ford or GM, as well as the gearbox with a choice of speed paddle petals. More detailed information on commodity Citroen GT appears during his presentation at the September motor show in Frankfurt. First running version of the supercar will be submitted in early July at the Festival of speed at Goodwood.According to Autocar, the cost Citroen GT will be about 1.1 million pounds (about 1.3 million euros).It is worth noting that the PC version of the car was equipped with doors of type "gull wing", 21-inch wheels, active aerodynamic elements and hybrid fuel cells.auto.lenta.ru30.06.2009. . Читать полностью -->

Ukrainians want to build an automobile plant in Nizhny Novgorod instead of Peugeot

Ukrainians want to build an automobile plant in Nizhny Novgorod instead of PeugeotUkrainian automobile company "Bogdan" intends to build its own car plant in Russia, according to "Kommersant". For these purposes, the Ukrainians are planning to buy a plot of land near Nizhny Novgorod, which also claims the French company Peugeot Citroen, expecting to start production of its cars in Russia.It is expected that "Bogdan" will gather in Russia Chevrolet vehicles. According to analysts, we are talking about models Lanos, which are now available Zaporozhye automobile plant, as well as more modern Aveo Lacetti and, however, there is no agreement with the owner of the brand by GM not achieved. It is also possible that in addition to the cars on the new production will collect light buses.In Russia Bogdan plans to produce about 50 thousand cars per year. In addition to Nizhny Novgorod, the Ukrainian company is considering three sites, including in the Krasnodar region. Now "Bogdan" in talks with the Ministry of economic development and expects to sign an agreement that will allow the company to obtain customs duty exemptions on the import of components in Russia. Читать полностью -->

Tuner Steinmetz made Opel Corsa OPC powerful

Tuner Steinmetz made Opel Corsa OPC powerfulOn Tuesday, the German tuning company Steinmetz, specializing in the development of the Opel cars, spread information about the new program completions for "charged" hatchback Opel Corsa OPC. It is reported by network edition Worldcarfans.com.Tuning Opel Corsa OPC from the base of the car features a new grille, different front spoiler, stickers on the sides of the body with the logo of the Atelier Steinmetz, aluminum fuel tank cap, as well as the original wheels dimension from 16 to 19 inches.The capacity of 1.6-liter petrol turbo due to the installation of a new exhaust system tuning specialists of the company have increased ten horsepower - from 192 to 202 horsepower. In addition, the car has been lowered by 30 millimeters suspension, as well as small changes in the interior.The cost of such a sports package have not yet been reported.auto.lenta.ru29.04.2008. . . . Читать полностью -->

SLC Gullwing broke during testing

SLC Gullwing broke during testingMercedes-Benz SLC Gullwing caught in the lens of paparazii in Germany. The car passed the test. Test failed: due to problems in electrical engineering Mercedes SLC Gullwing stood in the place with a raised door.Despite the fact that the incident can not be called pleasant, it is clear that testing just need to identify and correct deficiencies.The new Mercedes-Benz SLC Gullwing will debut next year. It is expected that the "gull wing" will get engine twin-turbo V8 with an output of around 550-600 HP and seven-speed carton machine.auto.utro.ru26.02.2009. . . Читать полностью -->

Suzuki has unveiled a near-production version of their future sedan

Suzuki has unveiled a near-production version of their future sedan The company Suzuki as part of the ongoing new York auto show introduced a new version of the concept Kizashi - Kizashi 3. Previous prototypes - Kizashi 1 and 2 were shown in 2007 at the Frankfurt motor show and Tokyo, respectively, however, the new concept is closest to the serial version of the mid-sized sedan, which should appear on sale in the U.S. and Europe in two years.This car will be the first sedan Suzuki, developed in-house this Japanese brand. Before that Suzuki sold in North America under its brand mid-size model of Daewoo.The dimensions (4650 mm x 1900 mm x 1450 mm) Kizashi 3 was a little smaller than the new Mazda6, but larger than the BMW 3-Series. In this case, the dimensions wheelbase (2800 mm) this car just a little bit not up to "overgrown" European class "D" like the Ford Mondeo and the new Citroen C5.New York concept car equipped with a 300-horsepower gasoline engine V6, six-speed automatic and all-wheel drive. Earlier it was reported that the show will be a version with an eight-cylinder engine, but this information was not confirmed.auto.lenta.ru21.03.2008. Читать полностью -->

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