Dacia Sandero Stepway leaked

Dacia Sandero Stepway leaked

Future Cars
06 May 2009
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We bring you the first leaked image with the Dacia Sandero Stepway, thanks to the guys at Automarket who managed to spot Dacia’s first SUV right before the official debut scheduled for tomorrow when Barcelona’s Auto Show will open it’s gates. Equipped with a 1.5-litre dCi engine that outputs 105 horsepower the Dacia Sandero Stepway is designed to tempt future SUV customers with one of the lowest most competitive price tags on the market. As a side note the Dacia Sandero Stepway is not to be confused with the Dacia Duster SUV showcased in Geneva this year which still remains a Concept. The Dacia Sandero Stepway is currently on sale in Brazil as a Renault but tomorrow around noon we should have full details on the car and don’t expect just a rebranded relaunch as it it not the case…

Porsche Panamera Convertible rumor

Porsche Panamera Convertible rumor

Various
06 May 2009
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The latest rumor that surfaced the Internet today refers to Porsche building a Panamera convertible version. Even though no official announcements have been made by Porsche regarding this matter, some websites went as far as talking about a soft top equipping the future Porsche Panamera convertible. We think such a decision is yet to be made by Porsche due to the fact that the German company doesn’t even know the market reaction to the recently debuted four-door Panamera as sales haven’t begun. From our point of view a future Porsche Panamera Convertible version would be a risky project but we just have to live and see what happens….

Volkswagen Scirocco GT TDI unveiled

Volkswagen Scirocco GT TDI unveiled

New Cars
06 May 2009
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The new version Volkswagen Scirocco GT TDI was unveiled today by the company and this time the sporty little hatchback equipped with its direct fuel injected 2.0-litre Turbo Diesel engine is capable of delivering 170 horsepower and 258 lbs-ft of torque at 1,750 rpm. The Volkswagen Scirocco GT TDI comes with two transmission choices, a 6-speed manual or a 6-speed DSG and both of them are said to give the vehicle the ability to sprint from 0 to 100 Km/h (62 mph) in 8.1 seconds and reatch a top speed of 222 Km/h (138 mph). Fuel consumption for the Volkswagen Scirocco GT TDI is as expected at a low level, and that is of 5.3 l/100 Km (53.3 mpg) with 139 grams of CO2 emitted…

Renault Kangoo be bop ZE prototype

Renault Kangoo be bop ZE prototype

New Cars
06 May 2009
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The Renault Kangoo be bop ZE prototype was introduced by the French automaker at it’s shareholder’s Annual General Meeting today in Paris. Featuring an 44 kW (60 hp) all-electric motor that revs up to 12,000 rpm the Renault Kangoo be bop ZE prototype will be completely environmental friendly with zero emissions during road use, while power will be put to the ground through a reducer with a constant output ratio that replaces the traditional gearbox. The Renault Kangoo be bop ZE prototype is also equipped with advanced lithium-ion batteries composed of 48 modules, each of which incorporate four elementary cells, superior to the former nickel metal hydride batteries offering…

2009 Renault Clio Campus price

2009 Renault Clio Campus price

Market
05 May 2009
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Today the French manufacturer announced the 2009 Renault Clio Campus price in addition to launching the ClioCampus.com website where future buyers will be able to order the car at a special 9,999 Euros. This makes the 2009 Renault Clio Campus price 24 per cent cheaper if ordered from the website and the car will be based on the Dynamique equipment level version equipped with the 1,2 60 petrol engine. The second version equipped with a petrol powerplant is the 1,2 16V 75 version that has a price tag of 10,649 Euros while the Diesel dCi 65 and dCi 85 variants are priced at 11,999 Euros and respectively 12,899 Euros. The 2009 Renault Clio Campus price could be slightly different…

AC Schnitzer BMW Z4 Roadster rims

AC Schnitzer BMW Z4 Roadster rims

Custom Cars
05 May 2009
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Tuners have already started working on the new BMW Z4 Roadster series, and AC Schnitzer is one of them. Today the German company released info detailing the rims and tires combination they have prepared for the BMW Z4 Roadster. So the custom rims list includes the Type IV Wheels, BiColor ranging from 18 inch to 20 inch in size, the Type IV Wheels, silver available in 18 inch or 19 inch, the Type IV Wheels multipiece, silver 19-20 inch and the Type VI Wheels, BiColor 18 inch. Other upgrades planed for the AC Schnitzer BMW Z4 Roadster include a sports rear silencer and tailpipe trims, suspension optimisation, aerodynamic components and various interior accessories…

Audi A5 matte black by AVUS Performance

Audi A5 matte black by AVUS Performance

Custom Cars
04 May 2009
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German tuner AVUS Performance introduced their customized version Audi A5 today along with photos and details. Wrapped in matte black foil the Audi A5 by AVUS Performance has an aggressive appearance that is amplified by its black finished elements like the front grill, mirror casings, rear diffuser and the custom 21 inch alloys. Regarding performance the matte black Audi A5 by AVUS Performance received handling upgrades while power is extracted from a 3.0L V6 TDI engine that spits out 275hp (205kW) and 442lb-ft (600Nm) which is 40 hp more than what a stock 3.0L V6 TDI Audi engine will normally output, and that’s thanks to a few tweaks performed by the tuning company. Price…

Audi Q5 SUV Commercial

Audi Q5 SUV Commercial

Videos
04 May 2009
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As part of promoting their Audi Q5 SUV in the US, the commercial featured below seems to continue the company’s way of aggressively advertising its products by comparison. In this case the Audi Q5 SUV achieves the spot light by pressenting ‘Chip’s Motors’ dealership with its ‘boxy’ cars on display as an ironic reference to the size and shape of American SUVs. It is pretty easy to see where Audi is aiming as the guy named ‘Chip’ in the video wants to sell models like the Rectangular and the Wanderer. Right now the Audi Q5 SUV commercial is being aired in Canada and even though you might prefer American brands over Audi we think the clip is pretty funny. Watch the Audi Q5 SUV…

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…