Audi is preparing a new version of the TT Roadster

Audi is preparing a new version of the TT Roadster Audi is testing a version of the TT Roadster, inspired by the concept car Clubsport quattro, presented in may last year by the Austrian exhibition Wortherseetreffen. Such a conclusion can be drawn on the basis of the published edition of Auto Motor und Sport spy shots of the car, which was photographed outside the headquarters of the German automobile manufacturer in Germany.The main features of novelty which will be released in a limited edition of about 200 copies will be no side Windows, racks and folding roof. Compared with the base Roadster Clubsport got a different front bumper with enlarged air intakes, a new grille, powerful arcs of safety behind the seats and a slightly modified rear bumper. Expected to be equipped with the Audi TT Clubsport will be 300-horsepower two-liter turbocharged engine with direct fuel injection FSI, which works in conjunction with a robotic gearbox with two clutches. In addition, the Roadster will get retuned suspension and more powerful brakes.Officially, the launch of the Audi TT Clubsport has not yet been confirmed, but spy shots confirm that the machine is already almost completely ready for serial production. According to preliminary information, the debut of new items can be held at the end of the current year.auto.lenta.ru15.05.2008. Читать полностью -->

Renault has officially unveiled the new Megane

Renault has officially unveiled the new MeganeOn Tuesday, Renault presented pictures and official information about the Megane hatchback new generation. Recall that the premiere of this car will take place next month at the motor show in Paris.The dimensions of the Renault Megane new generation compared to the predecessor increased slightly, but the weight of the vehicle was eight pounds less. For the hatchback will be offered a wide range of diesel engines from 85 to 160 horsepower, including a new 130-HP engine, the maximum torque of which is 300 Nm is already available at 1750 revolutions per minute. Such motors can operate in conjunction with both manual and automatic transmission.Also for new items will be available two variants of petrol engines of 1.6 (100 and 110 HP) and 2.0 litre (140 and 180 horsepower). From spring 2009 to this line is planned to add a new 1.4-liter unit, developed in the framework of the Renault-Nissan Alliance. Its power is equal to 130 horse power and maximum torque reaches 190 Nm. Читать полностью -->

Since the beginning of the year foreign cars rose by 20 percent

Since the beginning of the year foreign cars rose by 20 percent Since the beginning of 2009 ruble prices on new cars has grown, on average, 19.3 percent. Minimum rates increased by 17.2% and a maximum of 22.7 percent. These figures were obtained by the analytical Agency "AUTOSTAT" after analysis of the dynamics of change in the prices of 55 popular models of foreign brands.As a starting value used price lists summer of 2008, which were compared with prices in the second half of February of the current year. Discounts on cars 2008 in this study were not taken into account.The variance in the growth of prices for different models, according to analysts of the Agency, is quite large - from two to 50 percent. According to them, the increase in the cost of hire is caused by the growth of the world's currencies against the ruble, as well as increasing customs duties on the import of new cars, which occurred in early January 2009. However, some manufacturers modify the prices of their cars every day, depending on the current exchange rate of the dollar or the Euro, while others are reconsidering the value of their product 1-2 times per month.Recall also that in January 2009 the demand for new cars in Russia fell by 33 percent compared with the same month last year, and almost twice when compared with December. Читать полностью -->

A new word in the language Nagare - Mazda Hakaze

A new word in the language Nagare - Mazda Hakaze At the 77th Geneva motor show the Japanese company Mazda Motor will introduce a new design concept Hakaze.Mazda Hakaze concept is a four - seater compact crossover styled coupe. The car was designed in the European design centre Mazda-oriented people 30-40 years, leading an active lifestyle.Hakaze is the third concept in the line models, the following design language Nagare, complementing the Mazda Nagare and the Mazda Ryuga which were presented earlier. The name of the concept is derived from the meanings of the characters of which it consists: ha - sheet and kaze - wind.The impression that the car just cut out of thin air. The side panels look like sand dunes created by wind, the rear part of the roof resembles the form of the body of the Roadster, and the doors devoid of handles and side mirrors instead of the camera.Car seat is unique, and the rear seats can slide forward, drawing closer to the front, if you want to make space for Luggage. Design Board devices with orange scales asymmetrical, and the main attention is focused on the driver. The rear view camera transmits the image on the LCD monitor that also displays the information of the navigation system.For all-wheel drive concept was selected 2.3-liter turbocharged gasoline engine MZR DISI direct injection and six-speed sports automatic transmission.CarClub.ru05.02.2007. Читать полностью -->

Chevrolet Lacetti will gather in St. Petersburg

Chevrolet Lacetti will gather in St. PetersburgAutomotive General Motors plant in St. Petersburg in 2009 will establish a production model of the Chevrolet Lacetti, said the representative of the plant Ksenia Komyagin. It is planned that each year will be collected 45,000 cars.A year later, in 2010, the Russian automaker will build a brand new compact car `C` class. The enterprise is scheduled for November 5, 2008. The initial capacity of about 55 000-60 000 cars per year.carpark.ru25.06.2008. Читать полностью -->

Volvo prepares wagon based on the model C30

Volvo prepares wagon based on the model C30Sources at Volvo confirmed the desire of the Swedish company to start production of the five-door version of the C30. However, according to the WCF, it will not be a five-door hatchback, but rather, a "sport wagon". Its direct competitor is ideologically similar Audi A3 Sportback.Recall that the first plans to launch a five-door version of the C30 about a month ago in an interview with Automotive News said said Vice-President of Volvo Cars on the development of Magnus Jonsson (Magnus Jonsson). According to him, "pachyderma, of course, will not be as exciting in terms of design (in comparison with the three-door C30 - approx. ed), but we are determined to expand the model range".Recall that the model of the Volvo C30 is built on a common platform with the family S40/V50, but has a more compact size, and is positioned as a flagship car.auto.lenta.ru04.12.2007. . Читать полностью -->

JV "GM-AVTOVAZ" can expand the production of Lada

JV The management of the Volga automobile plant currently exploring the possibility of organizing production on idle capacities JV "GM-AVTOVAZ" their own cars. According to the newspaper Vedomosti, the proposal was received from representatives of the joint venture and the parties are now considering a number of options for possible cooperation.It may be recalled that the design capacity of the joint venture "GM-AVTOVAZ" is 100 thousand cars per year. However, in 2006 the company will be collected only 45-46 thousands of machines. Such low production volumes attributable to lower demand for the Chevrolet Viva and declining sales off-roader.At the same time, the pipeline JV suitable for production of any model of AVTOVAZ. However, dealers automobile currently feel the shortage of cars "Samara-2" Lada 2114 and 2115. According to marketing Director of the St. Читать полностью -->

Dodge Circuit is now not only Viper

Dodge Circuit is now not only Viper New car from the Dodge Circuit EV is a fully electric car, able to overcome on one charge about 300 kilometers. The engine of this model consists of three components: motor, whose power 268 HP, Li-ion battery, which powered the motor and the fuse that protects the motor from voltage surges.Charging Circuit EV occurs through banal connect the car to the outlet. Moreover, the fit and 110 - and 220-volt outlet. From the last car will charge faster. Unfortunately, the exact charging time is not yet known.The machine design has retained all the traditional "gajewska" parts: grille, elongated bonnet air intakes. In the car seat, dashboard and center console are finished with high quality leather.More information about this model will be known after its official presentation.auto.utro.ru05.02.2009. Читать полностью -->

KTM made the road for bikers

KTM made the road for bikers The company KTM, known throughout the world as a manufacturer of motorcycles, presented a draft of its first car X-Bow at the Geneva motor show in February 2007. And now lightweight sportscar undergoing road tests at the Nurburgring.It is known that the X-Bow will establish a two-liter Audi engine with a capacity of 240 horsepower. The car weighs only 721 kg and can accelerate to hundreds of 3.9 seconds.By car you can drive on the roads of Finland, Austria, Germany, Greece, Netherlands, Portugal and Switzerland. But on the U.S. market, the car will not arrive.The first 100 copies of the machine will be numbered. It is noteworthy that all of them are already booked by motorists. Читать полностью -->

Started production of Lada Kalina with 1.4-liter engine

Started production of Lada Kalina with 1.4-liter engine In August, plans to collect 500 sedans and hatchbacks Kalina with the new motor.AvtoVAZ started the production of Lada Kalina with an engine capacity of 1.4 liters. To date the car was fitted with only the 1.6-liter engine producing 80 HP30 July 2007 was released the first pilot batch of 10 of these cars. In August, plans to collect 500 sedans and hatchbacks Kalina with the new engine.the 1.4-liter engine develops a power of 90 HP and a maximum torque of 130 Nm. When average fuel consumption is 6.7 liters per 100 kmUntil the end of 2007 AVTOVAZ plans to produce more than 1600 sedans and almost 1900 hatchbacks Lada Kalina with the new motor.carclub.ru06.08.2007. . . Читать полностью -->

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