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Monday, August 1, 2011

2011 Alfa Romeo Giulietta first look

2011 Alfa Romeo Giulietta first look2011 Alfa Romeo Giulietta first look

On sale in most Continental left-hand drive markets in could, the all-new Alfa Romeo Giulietta will replace the 147 in the C-segment.

Alfa Romeo is pitching the Giulietta against cars at the upper, prestige end of the phase like the Audi A3, VW Golf and BMW 1-series, with what it claims may be a combination of better ride and handling likewise as a better package in terms of normal equipment for the price. in the Euro zone the car will be priced from EUR20,500 and in the UK this interprets to GBP16,995. The Giulietta goes on sale in the UK in July.

Five engines will be accessible from launch all matched to six-speed manual gearboxes. The entry point is the 120hp 1.4-litre petrol engine which produces 149g/km of CO2 and has an official combined fuel figure of 6.4l/100km (44.1mpg). A 170hp version of the 1.4-litre turbocharged petrol is additionally accessible and produces less CO2 at 134g/km and is additional economical at 5.8l/100km (48.7mpg) thanks to Alfa’s hydraulic variable valve timing Multiair technology.

At the highest of the vary is the 235hp 1.75-litre turbocharged petrol engine powering the Cloverleaf model with a CO2 figure of 177g/km and fuel figure of 7.6l/100km (37.2mpg).

There are 2 diesels; a 105hp 1.6 and a 170hp a pair of.0. The 1.6-litre diesel comes in at 114g/km for CO2 and 4.4l/100km (64.2mpg), whereas the 2.0 diesel’s stats are 124g/km and 4.7l/100km (60.1mpg).

The five-door hatchback sits on a replacement platform dubbed ‘Compact’ which is 23rd stiffer than the 147’s which uses aluminium and high-strength steels, it conjointly weighs 41kg but the 147’s platform.

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Thursday, July 28, 2011

2012 Lamborghini Aventador LP 700-4 First Look

2012 Lamborghini Aventador LP 700-4 First Look2012 Lamborghini Aventador LP 700-4 First Look

With the Lamborghini Aventador LP700-4, Automobili Lamborghini is redefining the very pinnacle of the world super sports automotive market - brutal power, outstanding light-weight engineering and phenomenal handling precision are combined with peerless style and the very finest equipment to deliver an unparalleled driving experience. With the Aventador, Lamborghini is taking a big step into the long run - and building on the fantastic history of the brand with future automotive legend. the first customers can take delivery of the new Lamborghini Aventador LP700-4 in late summer 2011.

The technology package of the Lamborghini Aventador LP700-4 is completely distinctive. it is primarily based on an innovative monocoque made of carbon-fiber that mixes exceptional light-weight engineering with the best levels of stiffness and safety. The new twelve-cylinder with half-dozen.5 liters' displacement and five15 kW / 700 hp brings along the ultimate in high-revving pleasure with astonishing low-end torque. thanks to a dry weight of just one,575 kilograms (3,472 lb), which is very low for this category of vehicle, the weight-to-power ratio stands at only two.25 kilograms per hp (4.96 lb/hp). Even the amazing 0-100 km/h (0-62 mph) acceleration figure of simply two.9 seconds and the prime speed of 350 km/h (217 mph) do not totally describe the Aventador's extreme performance. And yet, fuel consumption and CO2 emissions are down by around twenty percent compared with its predecessor, despite the considerable increase in power (+8%).

he ISR transmission is exclusive among road-going vehicles, guaranteeing the fastest shifting time (only fifty milliseconds) and a highly emotional shift feel, whereas the light-weight chassis with pushrod suspension delivers absolute handling precision and competition-level performance. The expressively-designed interior offers hi-tech features ranging from the TFT cockpit display with Drive select Mode system. The Aventador will be designed to the very highest quality standards in an all-new production facility in Sant'Agata Bolognese.

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Tuesday, July 26, 2011

2011 Land Rover Range e Concept First Look

2011 Land Rover Range e Concept First Look2011 Land Rover Range e Concept First Look

Land Rover's on-going commitment to assembling vehicles that are additional fuel and emissions-efficient reaches another milestone at the 2011 Geneva Motor Show with the primary presentation of Land Rover Range_e. This development model is supplied with an advanced plug-in hybrid diesel-electric powertrain that Land Rover expects to make on the market in future production models, following the scheduled launch of its diesel-electric hybrid in 2013.

Land Rover vary_e is based on the Range Rover Sport and uses the present 245PS three.0-litre TDV6 diesel engine, working with an eight-speed ZF automatic transmission and a 69kW electrical motor. using a parallel hybrid system, with a 14.2kW/h lithium-ion battery that may be recharged from an external 240V power supply, Land Rover Range_e may be driven on electrical power alone for over twenty miles, with zero harmful tailpipe emissions.

A full recharge from a regular domestic power supply may be accomplished in around four hours. usually the majority of European car drivers cowl but twenty five miles daily and thus the EV vary offered by this technology will support the majority of short urban journeys, where fuel economy and emissions are of prime concern. However, for longer journeys the diesel hybrid drivetrain will engage and frequently optimise CO2 emissions.

Overall CO2 emissions are just 89g/km, yet Land Rover Range_e encompasses a maximum system output of 339PS and a high speed of around 120mph, delivering a fuel economy of 85mpg. Improved fuel efficiency from the hybrid system makes 690 miles attainable on a full tank of fuel.

Land Rover vary_e is additionally engineered with constant full 4WD capability because the commonplace Range Rover Sport, with high and low vary in the transmission, front and rear differentials and a mechanical locking centre differential. Dependant on the motive force demand, the car's intelligent system decides the foremost efficient technique to deliver the power required, whether or not this is often by electrical, diesel or both. The Range_e also features regenerative braking to capture energy typically wasted in heat energy via the brakes. This energy will then be redeployed to drive the vehicle, any reducing fossil fuel consumption.

John Edwards, Land Rover world complete Director, said: "This system is that the first example of a premium plug-in hybrid that also provides the total four-wheel-drive capability that you just would expect from a Land Rover. it's an evolution of the production intent diesel-electric hybrid technology which can be launched in our next generation of SUVs and can be on the market for customers inside ensuing 2 years."

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Friday, July 22, 2011

Nissan Leaf NISMO Electric Race Car Concept

Nissan Leaf NISMO Electric Race Car ConceptNissan Leaf NISMO Electric Race Car Concept First Look

Presented at the New York Auto Show Nissan Show Sheet RC NISMO race is an electric car concept based loosely on the first mass-produced EV. Sitting about a foot lower and the use of a carbon fiber chassis, there would at first appear to be much more similar between the two vehicles - despite the headlights and taillights share some of the same design cues.

Built by the racing division of Nissan NISMO car, however, make use of electric transmission similar to that found in leaf production with a 80 kW electric motor that produces 107 horsepower and 207 lb-ft of torque, which allows a 0 - 62 mph time of 6.85 seconds due to a weight of just over 2,000 pounds. Nissan says it can be recharged up to 80 percent in just 30 minutes and can operate for 20 minutes at a time.

More than a shining symbol Auto Show, the car looks ready to compete and Nissan says it is considering the creation of an RC NISMO spec racing series to demonstrate how serious car electric cars.

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