Today: 28 May 2017
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.
Design Studio AMG Performance Studio prepared for "charged" coupe Mercedes-Benz S 63 several packages of improvements: Carbon and the Night, as well as a set of AMG Driver's Package. The last of them, you can offset the speed limiter with 250 300 to kilometers per hour. In addition, the package AMG Driver's Package includes carboxylic engine compartment lid, uglepastikovaya finish door sills with illuminated inscription «AMG», red brake caliper paint and leather trimmings and microfiber steering. Packages and Night Carbon differ registration body elements - carbon fiber or gloss black paint, respectively. Both sets of design change "skirts" enclosures mirrors, front splitter, rear diffuser.
Audi has unveiled a special version of the supercar R8 V10 - LMX. Novelty equipped with laser headlamps, as well as more productive engine. According to the brand, coupe became the world's first production model, which has received such lights as standard equipment. Laser headlights also receive supergibrid BMW i8, sales will begin in 2014 year. Technology will be offered for the model as an option. In each lamp contains one module consisting of four laser diodes, high power. They create a beam of blue laser with a wavelength in nanometers 450. Using a special phosphor converter stream is converted to white light.
German supercar manufacturer Wiesmann closed production and laid off most of the staff. The firm declined in recent months with 125 to six people. The company, which started last year, bankruptcy, failed to find an investor who would be able to finance it. On it informs edition De Telegraaf. Previously declared bankruptcy and other German small-scale producers of sports cars, including Artega and Melkus. Could not close and firm Gumpert, but she managed to continue its work with the new investors. "Gumpert" announced its intention to launch a series of two new models. "The reason is simple: no money. There were some requests from investors, but no money. Do not know what will happen next.
Twin-turbo engine, of course ... As we wrote earlier, serial Lambo Urus will not be soon, but will be optional - it will start production in 2017-m. In the meantime, we have to be content with all sorts of details and promises of Sant'Agata - today, thanks to the British Auto Express, we have some new details about the crossover. Our colleagues were able to talk directly with the head of Lamborghini Stephan Winkelmann, reported that the future may become the first new model of the brand with a turbo engine. By the way, last year made several other Winkelmann outlook for turbo-Lambo - then he said that the company will not use the turbo at least until the end of the decade.
Legendary "Gelik" become modern. Mercedes-Benz will release a new G-Class in 2017 year - this information seized our British colleagues from Autocar. Timeless icon of firms with exemplary position in the market is waiting for not only some redesign and revised equipment, but also a serious modification of the technical part. That's why we say "new". It is essentially "Gelik" no change of generations and will continue to wear index W463, but the upgrade is planned here is really ambitious. First, it is the very structure of the SUV, which will become wider current version about 100 mm (up 1860 mm), while dropping the order 200 kg - thanks extensive use of aluminum. Second, it's front suspension with three-or four-link architecture instead of a continuous bridge.
Volvo, the project «Drive Me» the test vehicles equipped with autonomous control on public roads. The first experimental machine autopilot went into the streets of the Swedish Gothenburg. Technology called Autopilot allows the driver to fully entrust the management of car electronic systems. These machines can move independently in a given band, speed and control embedded in streams of other vehicles. As previously reported, the number of tested vehicles will reach hundreds. Every day they are offline will pass in Gothenburg and its surroundings to 50 kilometers along the planned route.
Croatian company Rimac Automobili has found the means to launch a series of 1088-strong electric vehicle. In the production of the car ready to invest Colombian oil tycoon Frank Yepes and a Hong Kong company that is willing to buy 10 percent stake in the firm. In addition, the Croats received a prepayment from individuals who wish to become owners of the car. On it informs edition Tech. The company was founded in Rimac 2009 by young Croatian Mate Rimac. At that time he was 21 year. Headquarters and manufacturing are located near the Croatian capital Zagreb. Since the presentation of the machine company Rimac Automobili was looking for an investor. As a result, agreed to support the project Yepes, whom the media as one of the richest people in Colombia and the owner of a racing supercar Ferrari.
The Swedish company Koenigsegg plans to produce a supercar that will be the most affordable model in the lineup. The cost of such a vehicle will be about 600-700 thousand dollars. This company founder Christian von Koenigsegg said the publication of Motoring, gave no further details about the new product. Currently lineup includes models Koenigsegg Agera S (1,5 million dollars), Agera R (1,6 million dollars) and One: 1 (2,8 million dollars). All three supercar have the same power plant - the five-liter "eight" with two turbines and a seven-step "robot" with two clutches. However, the first of which the engine develops 1030 horsepower (and adapted for use on the "bad" octane.
Nissan will begin testing at kompaktven Note new generation technology Body painting titled Ultra-Ever Dry, thanks to which the machine no traces of dirt. According to the manufacturer, the test sample is the world's first "self-cleaning" car. Special paint developed by UltraTech International Inc, has a special water and grease repellent layer. This coating was tested in different weather conditions, including frost, rain, snow, as well as long stay in the water. In turn, the European branch of "Nissan" will continue to test the paint directly on the car.
Toyota is the world's first automaker, which has sold more than ten million vehicles per 12 months. Since March 2013-to March of this year the Japanese company sold 10,13 million cars. During this period, the company's sales grew by 4,5 percent - largely due to the efforts of positions in the North American and Chinese markets. It is reported by The Japan Times. Toyota also was the first automaker in the world, which last year managed to produce more than ten million cars. In 2013, the Japanese have collected millions 10 117 274 thousand car. In addition, the "Toyota" continues to hold the leader in sales in 2014 year. From January to March the Japanese sold 2,58 million vehicles, while its closest rivals - of General Motors and Volkswagen.
Organizers Russian rally raid "Silk Road" suffered race that was supposed to go on with 4 12 July 2015 on year. Project leader Semyon Yakubov explained this decision density sports schedule this year and the desire to reduce the burden on "the structures involved in organizing large-scale events." "This difficult decision was due to the fact that the country has made all efforts to provide the highest level of the Winter Olympics in Sochi, a few months should start another strategically important motorsport project and take the first race of the Formula-1 in Sochi. As a public project and unconditionally recognizing priorities Sports Organizing Committee rally "Silk Road" competition suffered 2014 year next year. "
BMW introduced at the Motor Show in Beijing, a concept car called Vision Future Luxury («vision of the future of luxury"), which may give an idea of how it will look 7-Series sedan next generation. Novelty was opening upstream movement rear doors (as in Rolls-Royce), laser headlights and taillights OLED. The prototype is built on a carbon-aluminum chassis and general widespread use in the construction of carbon fiber allowed almost completely get rid of the B-pillar, making the interior, as the company says, "air". On the back row are two separate chairs, two screens, retractable tables and removable touchscreen tablet, with which you manage multimedia installation.
Nissan Maxima sedan next generation will be virtually indistinguishable from the prototype Sport Sedan, which debuted in January this year at the Motor Show in Detroit. On it informs edition Automotive News referring to the chairman of the Board of Directors of the North American division "Nissan" Jose Muneza. "The difference between the concept car and the car trade is very small," - said Munez. Maxima sedan will make on the same principle as the new Murano, whose appearance as close as possible to the prototype Resonance. Top-manager of "Nissan", adding that the production version of the next Maxima will reach U.S. dealers in the fall. Concept Sport Sedan had a transparent roof, LED lights, 21-inch aluminum wheels.
Top premiere dealership in New York. The largest in the United States New York International Auto Show opened already 114-th time. The main "stars" of this year's event will be updated model Toyota Camry and Nissan Murano, the new crossover from BMW, as well as premium sedan Acura TLX. The most interesting and anticipated premiere of American motor show. New York International Auto Show held from 1900 years and is one of the record for this indicator. This year, the largest automobile company demonstrated a 20 new models and modifications. Among the major prime New York Auto Show, most models - Japanese brands that Americans in favor.
For the next week and a half of New York turn into automobile capital of America, on Wednesday here started the most visited in the United States International Motor Show. According to tradition, during the first two days of the exhibition is open only to members of the press and professionals. They are the first to see dozens of cars that are located in located on the banks of the Hudson River venue them. Jacob Dzheyvitsa. On show are presented as models that are already available in showrooms and cars of the near future, according to ITAR-TASS. Access to the exhibition for the general public will be open from April 18 27 on. The world's leading automakers produced more 20 novelties.
BMW has prepared for the coupe 228i «track» Sports package called Track Handling Package. It can be ordered for cars in the U.S. market in July this year. The kit will go down by ten millimeters adaptive M suspension with different modes of dampers, sport steering with variable effort, brakes with four-piston calipers in the front, two-piston rear wheels and larger diameter tires and Michelin Pilot Super Sport and exclusive 18- inch alloy wheels. Modification 228i equipped with two-liter petrol turbo engine capacity 240 horsepower. The engine is capable of working in tandem with both the six-speed manual gearbox.
Center console SUV Volvo XC90 next generation will be a 9,5-inch touch screen (like Tesla Model S), with which you manage most of the functions of the car. Inside, there will be only seven traditional switches, including audio volume control keys, turn it off and activate the defroster. About this newspaper writes Autocar, journalists who managed to test the first pre-production samples of the model. Display center console is equipped with a special filter that prevents glare and reacts to touch even when wearing gloves. The screen is divided into four zones: navigation, multimedia, weather, phone control.
Company Honda Performance Development (HPD), which is the American subsidiary of the Japanese manufacturer, published the first image of the new racing car. The following year this sportprototip participate in endurance racing in the class LMP2. Prototype HPD ARX-04b, like its predecessor, is being developed in collaboration with the British company Wirth Research. The name used index «b», since the machine with the index "a" will be prepared for class LMP1. Machine will keep the old chassis, which again will be done using the methods of computational fluid dynamics. Novelty will be equipped 2,8-liter biturbo "six" with direct fuel injection that is based on "civil" series motor J35, fitted to cars Acura MDX and RLX.
Mercedes-Benz has extended the first image of the prototype called Concept Coupe, the production version of which will appear next year and will compete with BMW X6. The public debut of the prototype will be held in late April at the Motor Show in Beijing. According to preliminary information, the serial version of the new items will be called MLC and will be built on the base model M-Class. From it and get the same crossover range of engines, which will include four-cylinder units, as well as motors and V6 V8. Then prepare for the off-road vehicle and "charged" version of the studio AMG. The equipment will also include new items tilting system in the rotation, which debuted on the new coupe S-Class. It allows the model to take turns in analogy with the bikers - with deviation inside bend.
At the conceptual SUV Land Rover, which is a harbinger of the next generation of family Discovery debuts technology called "transparent hood." The premiere of the prototype will be held in April at the Motor Show in New York. Special video cameras installed in the grill of the SUV, convey an image space in front of a car on a large projection screen in the cabin, creating a feeling that the driver can see the ground through the hood. In addition, this display shows the same data on engine speed, the selected transmission mode and the control electronics, as well as the angles of rotation, the position of the wheels and all-wheel drive transmission work. According to the company Land Rover, «transparent hood" is useful for both off-road.