Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Mercedes-Benz SLK Roadster: new information on the 2012 generation

Mercedes-Benz in Stuttgart has now introduced the new SLK Roadster from the 2012er generation, which will again appear as a two-seater. The new SLK roadster was, by design, inspired by the SLR McLaren, and appears with many add-on components made of aluminum.

The big news is the new hard-top "Vario-Roof" is used, and the new Magic Sky Control, which is a darkened glass roof through which one can look in the sky. As engines, Mercedes-Benz, among others, the 3.5L V6 engine with 302PS in the SLK350. Other variants will be it for example with a 1.8L four-cylinder engine with 201PS in the SLK205 and the flagship of the new model series will be released with the SLK55 AMG, which does, however, no indication of performance with them. For more detailed information, we will present you the Motor Show in Geneva, which takes place in March 2011.

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

V8 Bentley

Latest Bentley Continental comes in the firstinstance only with W12, but in the course of thisyear there is a brand new V8 with. There are now with the English Coach announcing more details about this block.

A direct injection 4.0-liter V8 comes in two variants. The least potent Continental GT has a V8 with a turbo and an output of 420 hp. In addition, there is also a version with two turbochargers in the pipeline. Which has an output of 560 hp. According to Autocar that the insider information, the annual production of the Mulsanne with 6.75-liter turbocharged engine now sold out for 2011.

The new V8 will remain within the Volkswagen Group is not exclusive to Bentley. For example, Audi will also benefit from the block. The single-turbo V8 will most likely in the A7 and A8 are the twin-turbo V8 seems an ideal candidate for the future S7 and S8. That show, however, still take some time.
As long as we do not have the Continental GT with V8 waiting. Chances are that we are on the Geneva Motor Show has seen a primary stabbing.

Ford Galaxy and S-Max 1.6 TDCi

The compact 1.6-liter turbo diesel Ford and PSA is becoming more large cars used. We met him at all in the Volvo S60 and V60, and now it is the turn of the Ford Galaxy and S-Max.
The block has two cars, an output of 115 hp. Maximum torque is 270 Nm and the average consumption is 5.2 liters per 100 kilometers. The CO2 emissions in both MPVs 139 grams per kilometer. In the S-Max, this means a B label, the Galaxy could even show off an A-label. Twenty percent aggregation still not succeed in these big cars.
The S-Max 1.6 TDCi Titanium is the only equipment level. The starting price is 39,266 euros. The larger Galaxy 1.6 TDCi is also only the luxurious Titanium trim. The price for this MPV is 42,839 euros.

Chevrolet Cruze Hatchback

An important first Chevrolet to the Geneva Motor Show the production version of the Cruze Hatchback. Before the American brand of the wild, is a picture of the car into the Internet.
The contents of the boot is 400 liters, unfortunately we have details yet. But of course it is very likely that the same blocks to his car becomes available as the sedan. That means a choice of 1.6-liter (124 hp) and 1.8-liter (141 hp) gasoline engines. For diesel enthusiasts, Chevrolet has a 2.0-liter four-cylinder (163 hp) in the pipeline.
The hatchback version of the Chevrolet Cruze is extremely important because 65 percent of cars sold in Europe from the C-segment hatchback is. Chevrolet showed a concept car (photos 2, 3 and 4) at the Paris Motor Show. The production version at the Geneva Motor Show. Around the summer shows the car dealers. Possibly then schedule a follow Cruze Station Wagon, but has not yet received the final green light.