17 September 2008, 03:44 PM
The CO2 champion in the luxury class, with an efficient hybrid drive system and lithium-ion technology
Mercedes-Benz is launching its first passenger car model equipped with a hybrid drive system in summer 2009 - the S 400 BlueHYBRID. The combination of a modified V6 petrol engine and a compact hybrid module makes the S 400 BlueHYBRID the world's most economical luxury saloon with a spark-ignition engine.
The NEDC combined fuel consumption is a mere 7.9 litres per 100 kilometres. This make
15 September 2008, 03:36 PM
Spyker Cars N.V., manufacturer of exclusive premium sports cars, proudly presents the Spyker C8 Laviolette LM85 the road version of its GT2 LeMans car.The Spyker C8 Laviolette LM85 will be built as a limited edition of 24 units maximum, and will be available in both left and right hand drive. Production of the LM85 commences this quarter.
The LM85 is an advanced mid-engine, two-seat sports car. It is characterized by a lightweight all aluminium body construction and an uncompromising engineering package. The po
12 September 2008, 04:00 PM
This year Lotus celebrates its 60th birthday and to properly mark the occasion, the British sportscar manufacturer has produced a real gem of a car – a fully customised, diamondset Lotus Europa valued at £150,000 which will be launched at Lotus’ birthday celebrations in Hethel, Norfolk on Sunday 14th September 2008.
The diamond anniversary Lotus Europa has received the highest level of customisation from cosmetic enhancements to performance upgrades. Inside, the car boasts sumptuous texture
12 September 2008, 01:44 PM
The all-new seventh-generation Toyota Land Cruiser, introduced for the 2008 model year, gains new privacy glass on side and rear-quarter windows for 2009.
The Land Cruiser is powered by a new-generation 5.7-liter DOHC V8 engine. The engine uses electronic fuel injection, direct Ignition, four valves per cylinder, and a variable-length intake tract to produce 381 horsepower at 5,600 rpm and 401 lb-ft of torque at 3,600 rpm. Ninet
11 September 2008, 10:15 AM
The new-generation C3 Picasso MPV will be making its public debut at the upcoming Paris Motor Show and appearing in showrooms in first-quarter 2009.
The C3 Picasso bears all the hallmark creativity of Citroen and stands out with its bold styling and innovative architecture. Its cabin is astonishingly airy and spacious considering its compact exterior dimensions.
And the newcomer’s modular design is as intuitive as it is easy to use, making it tremendously versatile for all lifestyles a
10 September 2008, 09:52 AM
The MINI brand is continuing its overwhelming story of success - now taking a new approach with the MINI Crossover Concept.
This Design Study offers a fascinating outlook at a new facet of the brand powerfully expressed by a truly innovative body concept - the fourth body variant, to be precise, following the classic two-door, the MINI Convertible, and the MINI Clubman.
The MINI Crossover Concept is a new model variant for the first time measuring more than four metres in length, with four d
09 September 2008, 10:27 AM
At Paris Motor Show in early October, Volvo Cars is presenting economical new diesel variants of the C30, S40 and V50 models with fuel consumption of just 4.4 litres/100 km (C30) or 4.5 litres/100 km (S40 and V50). The corresponding CO2 figures of 115 and 118 g/km mean that the C30 and V50 have best-in-class CO2 emissions in their segments. All three models - the C30, S40 and V50 - are equipped with a special set of efficiency-enhancing features
08 September 2008, 03:32 PM
New, Special Model Pays Tribute to the Three-Time Rally-Winning Original
Winning Porsches come in many shapes, and nowhere is the competitive Porsche Motorsport DNA more evident than in the latest version of the thriving Cayenne range – the new race-inspired 2010 Porsche Cayenne S Transsyberia.
The Cayenne S Transsyberia is based on the Cayennes that won one of the most grueling endurance races in the world. The rally marathon, which is held
08 September 2008, 03:06 PM
The Best Golf of All Times
• Golf’s high customer value and comfort defy class distinctions
• New Golf design points the way to Volkswagen’s future
• TDI, TSI and DSG systems reduce fuel consumption by up to 28 percent
• First Golf with Adaptive Chassis and Automatic Distance Control
Wolfsburg, September 2008
05 September 2008, 01:35 PM
The world’s most extensive high-performance tuning program for Mercedes-Benz automobiles comes from BRABUS. High performance made by BRABUS is now also available for the new C 63 AMG. The BRABUS B63 S performance kit adds a whopping 73 hp (72 bhp) / 53.7 kW to the rated power output of the 6.2-liter V8 engine, and propels the car to a new top speed of 315 km/h (197 mph). In addition, BRABUS offers a wide range of exclusive accessories from a limited-slip rear differential to custom-tailored 19-i
04 September 2008, 10:51 AM
Mazda Kiyora, a lightweight, next generation, urban compact concept car, will be revealed at the 2008 Paris International Motor Show to be held from Thursday, 2 October until Sunday, 19 October 2008.
Mazda Kiyora (meaning ‘clean and pure’ in Japanese) represents the harmony between driving pleasure and environmental
04 September 2008, 10:27 AM
With the 2008 Paris Motor Show just a few weeks away, Citroen is unveiling Hypnos, a concept car illustrating a new take on the world of exceptional vehicles.
An elegant cross-over vehicle, Hypnos draws on a range of creative technologies to deliver outstanding performance and environmental efficiency, combined with subtle but powerful motoring sensations.
An elegant and spellbinding concept car
Hypnos is an impressive vehicle, combining the vitality of a coupe with the elegance of a saloon and the space of