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.
Volkswagen and US authorities reached a final agreement on the total amount, which the German company would pay under the settlement of the so-called "diesel scandal". The automaker has agreed to provide to the payment About 15 billion dollars - five billion dollars more than previously estimated. It is reported by Bloomberg. Part of the money will be used to repair or redemption involved in the "dizelgeyte" cars, the number of which in the US is estimated at about 600 thousand units. In addition, all the owners of the machines receive compensation in the amount of up to 5,1 10 thousand dollars (previously reported that car owners can count on compensation up to seven thousand dollars).
Company Nissan is developing a new type of power plant on fuel cells. Electricity for the unit will be generated by an electrochemical reaction between bioethanol and air. The new system, which is going to use Nissan, called Solid Oxide Fuel-Cell (SOFC) (solid oxide fuel cell). The Japanese claim that this kind of fuel cells will be used in the automotive industry for the first time. The power plant uses a special transducer, whereby hydrogen released from ethanol. Then, hydrogen reacts with atmospheric oxygen and then the electricity produced. The only "exhaust" of this process is ordinary water.
Company Mazzanti Automobili presented at the Motor Show in Turin coupe Millecavalli (in Italian - "thousand horses"). Novelty called "the most powerful Italian hypercar, which will be produced." Mazzanti Millecavalli equipped 7,2-liter twin-turbo unit V8, developing 1000 1200 horsepower and Nm of torque and a six-speed sequential transmission. Engine outputs to 50 forces greater than the power plant supergibrida Ferrari LaFerrari, who was considered the most powerful commodity Italian model. Coupe is capable of accelerating from zero to hundred kilometers per hour in 2,7 seconds. Maximum speed was 400 kilometers per hour. For comparison, Ferrari LaFerrari gaining "hundreds" for three seconds, and top speed is limited to 350 kilometers per hour.
Public premiere of all-terrain modifications wagon Mercedes-Benz E-Class new generation, which will compete with Audi A6 allroad, held in the autumn at the Paris Motor Show. This publication Autocar said the chief engineer of the new E-Class Michael Kielce. The basic equipment of all-terrain wagon will air suspension with automatic height adjustment. Ground clearance is increased when driving on off-road light and decrease as the speed dial on the highway. Universal will receive reinforced bumpers and plastic protection for the underbody and wheel arches. "Touring is not as good on the roads as a classical crossover, but he will be able to drop much further than many are willing to assume," - said Kielce.
The most popular city among US thieves became Los Angeles, where the owners have lost 57 247 thousand cars over the last year. In addition, among the "Top-10» states with the highest number of car thefts per capita California takes eight seats. This is stated in otcheteNatsionalnogo US Bureau of insurance crimes (NICB). The second largest number of thefts took San Francisco, where 2015 thousand cars have been stolen over the years 30,5. Followed by Houston (25,4 thousand stolen cars), New York (22,3 thousand) and Chicago (19,5 thousand). The total number of hijackings in the country compared with 2014 year, according to preliminary FBI report for the first half of 2015-increased by about one percent.
McLaren Automotive Company plans to launch an all-electric hypercar, which will take place in the lineup on a step below P1. It is reported by Auto Express, citing a source within the British brand. According to the publication, the new track will be a vehicle certified for use on public roads. Detailed features new items yet, but the company expects that the charge should be enough for 30 minutes on the track. After that, the battery should be charged for no longer than an hour. It is also expected that the dynamics of the electric hypercar will be better than 675LT. This model is gaining "hundreds" of 2,9 seconds and kilometers per hour 200 - 7,9 seconds. Maximum speed - 330 kilometers per hour.
record speeding recorded in Grodno region of Belarus. The man on the Mercedes clocked almost 300 kilometers per hour, said on Wednesday, June 1, RIA Novosti reported with reference to the State Automobile Inspectorate of the Republic. "On the road M-6 23-year-old citizen of Minsk on the SUV is not just driving, and raced. In 198-kilometer road device fixed rate Mercedes 299 kilometers per hour, "- said in a release. It notes that this is the biggest speeding, which fixed the Belarusian traffic police officers. As noted, the young man has already 27 just prosecuted for traffic violations, including 14 - for speeding. He faces penalties ranging from fines to disqualification.
Seat Company plans to release a compact crossover with an electric power plant, according to Automarket edition, citing unnamed brand managers. It is expected that this model will revive the name of Marbella, which is on a 1986 1998 year used for subcompact cars are perelitsovannoy version of the Fiat Panda. According to the edition, the novelty will be built on the same platform as the compact cars Volkswagen up !, Seat Mii and Skoda Citigo. The same chassis was used Taigun concept car with a strongly 110 three-cylinder petrol engine in volume of one liter, which "Volkswagen" expected to launch in the series. Subsequently, the group abandoned the idea.
Volvo company is not going to develop models that will be less representative of the new compact family with index «40». This is with reference to the head of the Swedish brand Hakan Samuelsson reports Car and Driver. Despite the fact that the small premium cars are popular in some regions, Volvo did not see the financial perspectives in such machines. "We are focused on those segments of the car that will sell well all over the world. At the moment, it is very difficult to make money on the cars of this class. Of course, we could further reduce our platform the CMA, but this issue was not even raised, "- said Samuelsson.
Company Bentley abandon 6,75-liter twin-turbo "Eight", which is now equipped with a flagship sedan Mulsanne. This is with reference to the British brand manager Wolfgang Dyurhaymer reports Car and Driver. According Dyurhaymer, 6,75-liter "will not survive the" motor current Mulsanne, which will for the unit "last house". Head Bentley noted that the next generation flagship model will be powered by a twelve unit, but declined to give details about it. "Eight» Bentley L Series has been used for years 57 - 1959 a year. The original engine, which had 6,2 liter working volume and two carburetors, debuted at Bentley S2 models and Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud II.
Norway became the fourth country in the world where at the moment there are over a hundred thousand electric cars and plug-in hybrids. It is reported by GM-Volt site. As of April, to 5,06 million Norwegians have to 100 600 thousand machines with fully electric or hybrid power plants with the ability to recharge the batteries from a household power socket. The first electric cars began to arrive in the country as early as e-1990, 2010 but in Norway there were only 3366 such machines. The surge in popularity of electric cars came after 2011 year, when I will become available models such as the Nissan Leaf and Mitsubishi i-MiEV. A little later, Norway became the first country in Europe, where they began to officially sell the Tesla Model S.
Continental showed a prototype paddles "petals", allow you to control various functions of the car. In the development of the German companies involved TOF sensor with integrated 3D-camera determines the position of the hands on the steering wheel to the nearest millimeter. The technology allows you to switch on the instrument panel menu, choose the music and to specify the end point of the route in the navigation system. With gesture control you can, for example, to answer the call - enough without taking hands off the wheel, raise thumbs up. Continental technology will be used in vehicles in the near future. Now touch keys on the steering wheel are available, for example, Mercedes-Benz E-Class, Toyota Prius and the Honda Civic of new generation.
BMW Group at the motor show in Madrid has introduced a new special version "charged" coupe M4 - Competition Sport. New to occupy a niche between the ordinary "emkoy" GTS and its extreme version, which debuted last fall. In January 2016 years BMW has prepared for the coupe and sedan M4 M3 package of improvements called Competition Package. The new version, Competition Sport, the list of equipment is almost completely repeats the modification of CP, with the exception of body body kit. In particular, CS appeared carbon fiber splitter, diffuser, side "skirts" mirror housings and rear wing. Power three-liter twin-turbo "six", as in the case of the CP package, increased from 431 450 to horsepower.
The company has introduced a special modification Pagani supercar Huayra, built in a single copy. The technology, dubbed the Pearl ( «Pearl"), established by order of the customer dealership Refined Marque. Supercar received a new aerodynamic body kit, a part of which came a massive air intake on the roof and a divided rear wing in the style of model Zonda S. Technical specifications Pearl versions are not reported, so it is not known whether the supercar got any revision of the power plant. Normal Pagani Huayra is equipped with 730-strong six-liter twin-turbo engine and the seven-step V12 "robot" with two clutches. Supercar is accelerated to first "hundred" for 3,3 seconds. Maximum speed - 370 kilometers per hour.
BMW has equipped the electric car conversion kits i3 high-capacity batteries. New battery pack helped increase the power reserve in the 50 percent. Battery capacity, developed in conjunction with Samsung company, increased from 22 33 to kilowatt hours. Electric trolley is able to travel without recharging 300 kilometers, instead of the previous 160-190 kilometers. The company argued that, even in cold weather and operating climate control stock of the electric vehicle is running at least 200 kilometers. A new set of batteries will be available for all-electric version with 170-horsepower electric motor, as well as for modification with an additional two-cylinder internal combustion engine to recharge the batteries.
German authorities to 2020 years will spend one billion euros for whipping up consumer interest in vehicles with electric and hybrid power plants. It is reported by Reuters. state subsidies to buyers of electric cars will amount four thousand euros, and wishing to purchase a hybrid plug-in will be able to count on the financial support of three thousand euros. The agreement was reached Wednesday, 27 April between representatives of the German government and the leadership of Volkswagen companies, of Daimler and BMW. In 2015 30 it was only about thousands of electric cars and hybrids with the ability to recharge the batteries were sold in Germany from a household power socket, while sales of cars with conventional internal combustion engines exceeded three million.
Swedish concern Volvo plans to start the year 2017 test cars with the autopilot on UK roads, it said in a statement on its website. "Autonomous driving is an important step forward in terms of safety. The faster traffic will autonomously moving cars, the sooner we can save lives, "- quoted in the message words of executive director of the Volvo Håkan Samuelsson. The project is called Drive Me London, it will involve the usual British, who will ride on public roads. It is expected that at the beginning of the year 2017 released a limited number of such vehicles with a semi-autonomous control on the roads of Great Britain.
Peugeot has unveiled at the Beijing Motor Show in pre-production version of the sedan 308. Ready-to-production version of the model will debut in the second half of the year 2016. Chetyrehdverki as the eponymous hatchback will be built on a modular platform EMP2. The development of the model French automaker worked together with their counterparts from the Chinese company DongFeng. No technical details about 308 Peugeot sedan in not disclosed. It is expected that the model will receive the same engines as the hatchback: turbo machines and displacement of 1,2 1,6 liters. Peugeot Company is also preparing for the premiere of a crossover 3008 second generation. This model will also be built on EMP2 platform, and its design will be executed in the style of Quatrz prototype.
Volkswagen Group and the US government agreed on the amount of compensation that the German automaker will pay the government actions and private access to a court in connection with the "diesel scandal." The German automaker has agreed to provide compensation to a minimum of 10 billion dollars. This is with reference to its sources said the agency Bloomberg. It is not known what part of the articulated amount will be transferred to owners of cars with diesel engines with increased levels of harmful emissions. Moreover, it is unclear how the automaker is going to spend them: to pay compensation, either directly or used to repair or car purchase.
The winner of the Grand Prix of China became a racer Mercedes-AMG team Nico Rosberg. This victory was the leader for the sixth consecutive season. The second began in Shanghai Sebastian Vettel at Ferrari, finished third and Russian Daniil Kvyat. This turned out to be a podium for Red Bull in Formula racer second-1 - for the first time Daniel was in the top three at the Hungarian Grand Prix 2015 years. At the start Kvyat was able to break into third place, while his team-mate - Daniel Riccardo, who started from the first row - moved to the first position, ahead of Nico Rosberg. After a few laps the Australian got a puncture of one of the rear tires, and then Daniel has moved to the second position and Rosberg regained the lead. Kvyat went second to the last pit stop.