19 November 2008, 03:28 PM
Subaru’s widely-acclaimed new Boxer Diesel engine is now available in the new Forester where it is expected to account for 80 per cent of sales and eventually turn it into Subaru’s best-selling model.
First introduced in the Legacy and Outback in May, the 2.0 litre, four-cylinder horizontally-opposed Boxer Diesel en
11 November 2008, 02:06 PM
The attractive SEAT León range has been extended with the arrival of the highly exclusive Línea R version. With its powerful, seductive image, this new trim level boosts the León’s sporty looks and the result is a unique, spectacular car whose appeal stems from its imposing design, specific detailing and efficient engine range.
There are two petrol and one diesel engine versions responsible for powering the new León version. The first is the efficient 170 hp 2.0 TDI diesel which, mated to a six-speed manual gea
07 November 2008, 02:42 PM
New MZR-CD 2.2-litre Turbo Diesel Engine
Next-generation MZR-CD 2.2-litre turbo diesel engine that combines Zoom-Zoom power with low emissions and low consumption
Offered in three power derivatives to meet the needs of a wide range of diesel customers in Europe (depending on market and grade):
- MZR-CD 2.2 High Power: produces 136 kW/185 PS at 3,500 rpm and 400 Nm of torque from 1,800 to 3,000 rpm, using only 5.6 litres (sedan and hatchback) and 5.7 litres (wagon) of fuel per 100 km (comb
06 November 2008, 05:54 PM
A spectacular look, unique performance data, consistently lightweight design and the highest degree of exclusivity – these attributes sum up the new 65 AMG Black Series from Mercedes-Benz. The high-performance coupé features pure-bred motor sports technology, and introduces sports car fans to a whole new world in terms of dynamic performance. The AMG 6.0-l V12 biturbo engine, developing a maximum output of 493 kW/670 hp and maximum torque of 1,000 newton metres, guarantees the dynamic performanc
02 October 2008, 03:07 PM
Having starred in the World Series by Renault - the premier saloon car championship created in 2005 - Megane Trophy has undergone a raft of radical modifications in readiness for the 2009 season. The most visible change concerns its new body design which takes its inspiration from the lines of New Megane Coupe.Under the bonnet, a fresh look has also been taken at the Renault-Nissan Alliance's V6 3.5 24V powerplant which now delivers 360hp. At the same time, Renault Sport Technologies has carried over many of the ac
02 October 2008, 01:08 PM
The new Lexus IS 250C makes its world debut today at the Paris motor show, ahead of going on sale across Europe during the summer of 2009. The new model combines the award-winning design of the IS sports saloon with outstanding open-top engineering ingenuity.
The IS 250C displays Lexus quality and attention to detail in every aspect of its construction and is designed to exceed customer expectations with its fusion of top-down driving pleasure and uncompromised dynamic performance.
It also boasts the fastest
02 October 2008, 11:02 AM
At the 2008 Paris Motor Show, Suzuki is unveiling the all-new Alto — the fifth and smallest member of its acclaimed lineup of world strategic models. The new Alto combines eye-catching style and easy urban mobility with great performance in terms of fuel efficiency and CO2 emissions, thereby meeting the lifestyle needs of today's motorists and the pressing global need for environmental compatibility. Plus, it is one of the most fun-to-drive city cars available — a great new example of Suzuki's "
02 October 2008, 09:17 AM
The final production version of Toyota’s revolutionary iQ makes its debut at the Paris motor show today. Last seen as a near-final design at the Geneva show earlier this year, iQ is a city car that is so innovative that – like the Toyota Prius – it stands as a major milestone for future vehicle development.
The radical thinking behind iQ turns conventional car design on its head. Toyota engineers went to extraordinary lengths to redesign, re-engineer or relocate components to achieve their go
02 October 2008, 09:04 AM
Designed and engineered in Europe and built at Toyota’s Burnaston factory in the UK, the all-new third generation Avensis has its world premiere at the Paris motor show. Building on the success of its predecessors, Toyota’s new European flagship delivers a new level of superior quality, dynamic handling and refined ride comfort.
New Avensis will also contribute to a reduction in Toyota’s fleet average CO2 emissions to 140g/km by 2009. The Toyota Optimal Drive philosophy has been applied thr
24 September 2008, 01:48 PM
Since its debut in 1998 the Arnage has conveyed an air of sophisticated understatement as the four-door flagship of the Bentley range. Over the last decade the car has undergone a process of constant refinement to its body, design, chassis and powertrain to maintain its class-leading position in the high luxury market.
To celebrate 10 years of the Arnage, 50 years of its mighty V8 engine and 90 years of the marque, Bentley Motors will launch its limited edition model at the Paris Motor Show n
23 September 2008, 09:08 AM
Audi is introducing its new sporty top models in the midsize class – the S4 and the S4 Avant. Their engine, a three-liter V6 with direct fuel injection and mechanical turbocharging, delivers a powerful 245 kW (333 hp). It accelerates the S4 to 100 km/h (62.14 mph) in just 5.1 seconds, but on average only uses 9.7 liters of fuel per 100 km (24.25 US mpg). The quattro permanent all-wheel drive system transfers its power to the road in style, which is then converted by the sport suspension into dyn
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