Seat Ibiza ECOMOTIVE sets world record on fuel economy

Seat Ibiza ECOMOTIVE sets world record on fuel economy

Various
04 May 2009
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Seat announced that Austrian long-haul specialist Gerhard Plattner managed to set a world record regarding fuel economy after driving the Seat Ibiza ECOMOTIVE across Spain, France and Germany on a single tank of fuel. The total distance covered by the Seat Ibiza ECOMOTIVE was 1,562 Km with just 45.53 litres of fuel wasted, resulting in an average consumption figure of 2.9 l/100 Km, once again proving that the vehicle is one of the cleanest cars on the market today. Powering the Seat Ibiza Ecomotive is a 1.4-litre TDI engine that outputs 80 horsepower with an announced 3.7 l/100 km fuel economy and 98 g/km CO2 emissions plus what makes it even more impressive is that…

Mercedes GL Class, ML Class and R Class BlueTEC Diesel

Mercedes GL Class, ML Class and R Class BlueTEC Diesel

New Cars
04 May 2009
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Mercedes just announced that its crossover line destined for the European market will receive a new fuel-efficient motorisation based on the V6 Diesel BlueTEC technology, starting in autumn 2009. To be more specific the environmentally friendly trio is formed by the Mercedes GL Class, ML Class and R Class BlueTEC Diesel and will extract power from a 3.0-litre 210 horsepower V6 engine that develops 540 Mn of torque from 1,600 to 2,400 rpm. The innovative Mercedes technology at the heart of its BlueTEC Diesel engines focuses on nitrogen oxides emission that involves injecting a non-toxic aqueous carbamide solution into the exhaust gas flow. This causes the release of ammonia…

GTA Spano official launch

GTA Spano official launch

Concept Cars
30 Apr 2009
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The GTA Spano was officially launched by GTA Motor company in Valencia last night, along with photos and details marking the release of the first Spanish supercar. The GTA Spano is equipped with a longitudinal positioned V10 engine capable of outputting 780 horsepower and 920 nm of torque that helps the car reach a top speed of 350 Km/h offering an estimated 0 to 100 Km/h sprint time of less than 3 seconds. The powerful V10 sends its juice through a 7-speed sequential-manual gearbox, but an automatic alternative will also be available. Moving on to the chassis the GTA Spano uses its developers competition experience…

G POWER M6 HURRICANE CS unleashed

G POWER M6 HURRICANE CS unleashed

Custom Cars
30 Apr 2009
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The German tuners from G-Power unleashed their latest creation based on the exclusive BMW M6. Ever since starting working on this project the company had one single goal in mind which they accomplished because the G POWER M6 HURRICANE CS is now the fastest BMW Coupe ever built. At the heart of this monster stands the V10 SK III RS twin-supercharged engine that outputs 750 hp / 552 kW between 7,500 and 8,000 rpm with 800 Nm at 5,000 rpm and enables the G POWER M6 HURRICANE CS to reach a top speed of 367,4 km/h. At the exterior the G POWER M6…

2010 Subaru Outback price

2010 Subaru Outback price

Market
29 Apr 2009
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The Japanese automaker announced the 2010 Subaru Outback price list today and it looks like the base 2.5i 170-hp variant equipped with the 2.5-litre 4-cylinder Boxer engine will cost the same as the model it replaces, meaning $22,995.Customers interested in the 2.5i Premium version should know that the 2010 Subaru Outback price starts at $24,295 if equipped with a manual transmission, while an automatic one will raise the starting price with $1,000, and there is also the 2010 Subaru Outback 2.5i Limited available for $27,995 that comes with e few extra option like dual zone climate controls, paddle shifters and 17-inch alloys. Moving on to the sporty 256 hp 3.6R version…

Jaguar XF AJ21 Fast Cat by Arden

Jaguar XF AJ21 Fast Cat by Arden

Custom Cars
29 Apr 2009
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German tuner Arden announced that they will showcase their Arden Jaguar XF AJ21 Fast Cat at this year’s edition of Tuning World Bodensee. The vehicle is based on the Jaguar XF model and besides a full body kit it also received a more powerfull 4.5-litre engine that uses an Arden supercharger and packs 550 hp. At the exterior the Jaguar XF AJ21 Fast Cat by Arden features a new front grille, a new apron designed for improved airflow that incorporates the LED daytime running lights, side sills plus a rear spoiler and diffuser. Visitors at the Tuning World Bodensee show will be able to view the Jaguar XF AJ21 Fast Cat by Arden at booth 200 in Hall B5…

2009 Opel Insignia Sports Tourer by STEINMETZ

2009 Opel Insignia Sports Tourer by STEINMETZ

Custom Cars
29 Apr 2009
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The tuners from STEINMETZ presented their customized 2009 Opel Insignia Sports Tourer at the Tuning World Bodensee this year. The 2009 Opel Insignia Sports Tourer by STEINMETZ has received a series of custom components that include a new front spoiler, front grille, a two-piece spoiler developed for the roof and tailpipe trims. Also included in the 2009 Opel Insignia Sports Tourer by STEINMETZ body kit are the 20-inch ST7 rims available in polished…

Zenvo ST1 first video

Zenvo ST1 first video

Concept Cars
28 Apr 2009
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Zenvo ST1 is the first supercar developed and built in Denmark, and while the car is still in prototype form the company says the last details will be completed in time for its Le Mans scheduled debut this summer. The Zenvo ST1 visible in the first video released so far is equipped with a 7.0-litre V8 that is able to develop no less than 1104 horsepower and 1430 Nm of torque. With this kind of powerplant under it’s bonnet the Zenvo ST1 has a top speed of 375 Km/h (233 mph) with 3.0 seconds needed to accelerate from 0 to 100 Km/h…

Hartge BMW M3 E93

Hartge BMW M3 E93

Custom Cars
28 Apr 2009
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Hartge has prepared a new aero kit for the BMW M3 E93. Designed for better performance and appearance the Hartge BMW M3 E93 kit features a front spoiler lip, a small rear wing and diffuser, side sills and carbon casings for exterior mirror. There are also various other carbon fiber elements on the Hartge BMW M3 E9 and the overall aspect is completed by the mult-spoke Hartge rims.Info on the Hartge BMW M3 E93 price was not disclosed.

BMW and the AMULETT project

BMW and the AMULETT project

Gadgets
27 Apr 2009
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BMW together with a few research institutes in Germany, developed a new system under the AMULETT project that will help drivers avoid pedestrians that run into the road from behind parked cars. The name AMULTETT represents the German abreviation for “Active mobile accident avoidance and mitigation of accident effects through cooperative data acquisition and tracking technology” and the system involves vehicles communicating with a radio transponder carried by pedestrians for safety purposes (Car-2-X Communication). Signal emitted by the radio transponder is identified by a 2.4 GHz frequency band multi-antenna system and a processing unit that will recognize even pedestrians…