Today: April 24 2018
Best fairground Geneva Motor Show, held from the 9 19 on March called the Bugatti stand. The award in this nomination is awarded by the Club of Advertising and Public Relations 14 recent years. "The jury chose the Bugatti stand for efficient design on a small exhibition area, stand elements workmanship and detail", - says the automaker's statement. At the stand of the brand in Geneva it was shown only one car - painted in dark blue hypercar Chiron, one of the first collected by the client machines.
At the International Motor Show in Los Angeles presented a convertible Mercedes-Maybach S 650, the first company in history. Video demonstration of the machines published on YouTube. The movement of the car leads biturbo engine V12, which can develop the capacity to 630 horsepower. To "hundred" car is dispersed for 4,1 seconds. Salon convertible steering wheel and decorated with inlays of wood. It is planned to release 300 machines such value on 300 thousand euros each. Included with the gigs are branded bags, carrying case and charms.
The German company for the production of sports and luxury cars Porsche introduced a new racing car category LM-GTE. This was reported to Lente.ru by the Russian representative office of the brand. The one-piece Porsche 911 RSR is based on the classic 911 model and is designed to participate in 24-hour racing in Le Mans (France) and Daytona (USA). The car is equipped with a six-cylinder opposed engine without a supercharger with an output of 510 horsepower, located in front of the rear axle. The four-liter power unit is equipped with a direct fuel injection system, a rigid valve drive and is economical. The car is equipped with a collision warning system Collision Avoid System, operating on the basis of the radar.
The management of McLaren has approved the project to develop a successor to the supercar McLaren F1. About this, with reference to "one of the main customers" of the British brand, Carbuzz reports. At the moment, the hypercar that will be built around the modernized carbon monocoque model P1, is known under the internal designation hyper-GT. The novelty will borrow a number of stylistic solutions from the original F1, including the doors opening upwards and the air intake located in the upper part of the body. In addition, the model will receive a three-seat interior with a centrally located driver's seat. Earlier it was reported that the successor of F1 will be equipped with an 3,8-liter twin-turbo V6 unit with a capacity of more than 700 horsepower.
German automaker BMW Group announced its intention to increase by one third the sales of electric vehicles in 2017. On this Monday, November 14, the newspaper Suddeutsche Zeitung reports with reference to the head of the concern Harald Kruger. According to him, in order for electric cars to be sold better, infrastructure development, first of all, a network of charging stations, is required. In addition, premiums for green vehicle buyers should be increased. It is expected that according to the results of 2016 year BMW will sell 60 thousand electric cars. To increase sales, BMW plans to increase the capacity of batteries by 50 percent. In addition, the company plans to introduce uniform batteries for all models.
The company Tesla Motors from 2017 year will cease to provide customers with machines the possibility of free use of the network of branded charging stations Supercharger. This is reported on the official website of the American manufacturer of electric cars. Nevertheless, the owners of all Tesla vehicles ordered from January 2017 will receive special cards for 400 kilowatt-hours of free energy, which is equivalent to about one thousand miles of mileage (1600 kilometers). After the bonus limit expires, customers will have to pay a "small fee" for using the "Supercharger" refills. The remaining details about the action will be published until the end of 2016.
South Korea in 2017, intends to replace the cars rear-view mirror on the camera, to this end, be revised road safety rules, said the South Korean Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport. It is assumed that the lack of exterior mirrors on the body of the car will reduce fuel consumption by up to 10%, because the wind resistance will decrease. The Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport of South Korea also hopes that the replacement of the mirrors on the system of cameras and monitors (CMS) will reduce the number of accidents.
Following the results of nine months of 2016, the Association of European Businesses in Russia determined the most popular car brands in the country. "AvtoVAZ products are in the lead, for the period from January to September, about 190 thousand cars were sold and the share of Volzhsky concern's products in the car market was 18,6%. However, it is gradually declining - negative dynamics was 6,7%. In second place - KIA c market share in 10,5% and more serious negative dynamics in 10,9%. On the third - Hyundai, production of this brand taking into account light commercial vehicles occupies 9,9% of the market, and the negative dynamics is the most serious of the top three - minus 15,2%, "- says Rossiyskaya Gazeta. The lowest rates of falling sales rates for Nissan are (-24,3%), Mitsubishi (-54,3% and Datsun (-50,1%).
Mercedes AMG team for the third time in a row won the constructors' championship - the title of world champion in the team competition "Formula-1". Cup has been won in advance, thanks to the victory in the Japanese Grand Prix the German pilot of the team Nico Rosberg and Lewis Hamilton third place. Second place went to the pilot Red Bull 19-year-old Max Ferstappenu. Dialed in Japan points allowed Mercedes to become inaccessible to persecutors of Red Bull. The Russian Daniil Kvyat led his Toro Rosso on 13-th position, not having won a race in the points, but finished ahead of team-mate Carlos Sainz on the same car.
The British manufacturer of cars McLaren has created the reduced copy of a roadster P1. The machine runs on batteries and is designed for children under seven years old, reports Highsnobiety. The car provides three speeds, acceleration takes 2 seconds, and the car can also move in reverse. In addition, the miniature roadster is equipped with MP3-player and a music system with programmed children's songs. On sale it will arrive in late October, the price - 485 dollars. The original McLaren P1 is an English supercar with a hybrid engine. The world premiere of the model took place in 2013 during the Geneva Motor Show.
Company Porsche is going to present its first station wagon - a new version of the second generation Panamera - in the spring of 2017 at the Geneva Motor Show. About this, with reference to its own sources, reports Bloomberg. The new model will compete for customers with Mercedes-Benz CLS Shooting Brake, and its design will be executed in the style of the prototype Panamera Sport Turismo, which was presented at 2012 at the Paris Motor Show. Sales of the Porsche station wagon will begin a few months after the premiere. No technical information on the model yet. Hatchback Panamera second generation debuted in the summer. The model is built on the MSB platform, which was used to create the new generation Audi Q7 and the first Bentley SUV, called Bentayga.
The company Dodge for the first time will release a serial all-wheel drive modification of the sports car Challenger. About this, with reference to its own source, informs Automotive News. It is expected that the new version of the model, which will debut in the fall of 2016, will receive the designation GT AWD. The coupe will be equipped with 5,7-liter unit V8 HEMI, which with standard settings develops 375 horsepower. In addition, in 2017, the top version of the Challenger - Hellcat - will have a drag variant of ADR (American Drag Racer). The car will have a body-wide "wide-body" body with enlarged wheel arches, which will allow to install wider tires for high-speed arrivals for short distances.
The company Audi announced an expansion of cooperation with the team of ABT, serving in the Formula-E. In addition, starting from the season-2017 / 2018 the German manufacturer intends to perform in a racing series with a full factory team. The management of the brand noted the importance of electrical technologies and reminded that by the year 2025 every fourth civil car Audi should be equipped with an electric power plant. The first serial electric car of the German manufacturer should be a crossover, the output of which is planned for 2018 year. Audi has been cooperating with the ABT racing team in other series for many years. In Formula-E, Audi and ABT have been performing since 2014, which became the debut for the electric series.
The company Jaguar Land Rover Range Rover SUV unveiled model year 2017. This was reported in the press release, Received "Lenta.ru" on Friday, August 19. The model will receive a Range Rover SVAutobiography Dynamic version created by the division of Special Vehicle Operations. Under the hood of this car engine capacity V8 550 horsepower. Cars of the new model series are equipped with a function of Advanced Tow Assist, which helps the driver to reduce the level of stress when reversing with a trailer, and intelligent speed limiter, automatically adjusts the vehicle speed to the existing constraints.
Infiniti published the first image of an engine with a variable compression ratio, which the company called "revolutionary" and "breakthrough." It was announced as early as 19 July, the public premiere will be held 29 September at the Paris Motor Show. The new two-liter turbo-engine Nissan has received a cranked shaft on which some kind of rocker is put. On the left, a connecting rod is attached to it, on the right is a lever controlled by an electric motor. The movement of the lever changes the position of the connecting rod relative to the crankshaft and physically changes the compression ratio - from 8: 1 (for high performance) and 14: 1 (for high efficiency). In the Japanese brand noted that the new engine at 27 percent more efficient than the 3,5-liter petrol V6. In addition, in production, it will be cheaper than turbodiesel.
In China, began testing the bus-portal. The vehicle is designed to carry passengers on the second floor, leaving under it a free two-lane road. This is reported by the publication Popular Mechanics. The tests are conducted in the Qinhuangdao City District, located in the eastern Hubei Province, where the TEB-1 bus portal followed a special route. Testing includes an assessment of the performance of the braking system, drag and power consumption. According to the intentions of the creators, the bus-portal is able to transport up to 300 passengers. In length, TEB-1 reaches 22 meters, in width - 7,8 meters, and in height - 4,8 meters. It is moved by a special railroad.
Crashed when driving a Tesla company, the driver exceeded the speed before colliding with the driver in front of him, reports Agence France-Presse with reference to a preliminary report of the investigators. As previously reported, Model S, moving in autopilot mode, collided with the driver who was driving ahead, when she made a left turn. The driver of Tesla died. The incident occurred on 7 May and became the first fatal crash involving a car on autopilot. The US Department of Transportation began a preliminary investigation into the incident. The investigators had to find out whether the work and the design of the assistance used in the driving of the car became the cause of the accident.
Audi is going to spend a third of their budget pledged for research and development on electric vehicles, digital services and the system of autonomous machine control. This is with reference to its sources reported by Reuters. Executive Director of Audi Rupert Stadler is going to announce a new plan for the automaker's more than two thousand managers at a private meeting on Wednesday, July 20. Reuters sources said that the German automaker wants to 2025 year, a quarter of all electric vehicles Audi has sold cars.
Mercedes-Benz presented a city bus with a semi-automatic driving system CityPilot. bus design is based on the classical model of Mercedes-Benz Citaro with a capacity of 299 hp Buses will travel on a special GPS route. The system is equipped with a plurality of sensors and cameras capable of recognizing obstacles in the road; stop at bus stops and traffic lights. The maximum bus speed 70 km / h. The driver in this case does not press the gas pedal and hold the steering wheel, but only controls the operation of the system.
British billionaire Jim Ratcliffe, the founder of the petrochemical corporation Ineos, one of the ten largest in the world, is planning to revive the production of the off-road car Land Rover Defender. This writes The Sunday Times. According to the information of the publication Ratkliff, has already held preliminary talks with the leadership of the group Jaguar Land Rover. It is not excluded that a businessman can redeem the rights to intellectual property or even part of an assembly line. It is expected that the production of an off-road vehicle will be restarted in the UK. The company Land Rover stopped issuing "Defender" in January this year. The model came off the assembly line of the British plant in Solihulla without major structural changes for 68 years.
The ban on the turnover of motor fuel in the Russian Federation by an ecological class below Euro-5 has come into effect. Initially, it was assumed that the transition to Euro-5 fuel will occur from the beginning of the year, but the Russian authorities decided to extend the turnover of Euro-4 to 1 July due to fears that a number of companies will not have time to modernize the refinery and there may be a shortage of fuel. In April, representatives of the Ministry of Energy and FAS announced that they do not see the need to extend the turnover of Euro-4 fuel for the second half of the year. FAS, Rostekhnadzor, Rosstandart and oil companies in 2011 signed agreements on programs for the construction and reconstruction of oil refining capacities, providing for the transfer of the refinery to the production of high-grade gasolines.