June 14, 2012 at 5:09pm by Alexander Stoklosa
Audi’s A1 hatchback is a single of those cool European cars we do not get right here in the U.S., and now the business has launched two ultra-awesome specific-edition A1s that we also won’t get here. They are referred to as the Amplified Red and Amplified White, and the two treatments can be applied to the two the three-door A1 and the five-door A1 Sportback. Even however the specific stuff does not really match the A1 Quattro’s degree of amazing (check out out our driving impressions of the tiny hellion for far more), its S-line look neatly bridges Europeans’ wait for the upcoming S1.
As you have probably previously surmised, the Amplified Red cars are painted—you guessed it—Misano Red and the Amplified White versions wear Glacier white. The Amplified kit is available in 3 ranges of growing cost and upgrades. First-level Amplifieds get gloss-black-painted roofs, 17-inch wheels, door mirrors, and grille. An S-line rear spoiler also is element of the package, as nicely as really cool stripes that run along the hood, the roof, and the hatch. The stripes are rendered in matte-completed transparent film for a subtle effect. Within, there are body-color accents everywhere, which includes on the sport seats (contrasting-colour stitching) the HVAC vents and the floor mats.
Subsequent up the amplification ladder is the Amplified Plus model, which adds a black headliner, LED interior lighting kit, and physique-colored center console and rearview mirror cap. Audi also throws in some stainless-steel pedals, an exterior physique kit with a black-painted rear diffuser component, and LED taillights. Lastly, depending on which engine a buyer chooses, Audi also adds matte-black dual exhaust outlets or a single matte-finished one particular.
The leading-spec model is known as Amplified Advanced, and it kicks things up another level with the A1’s S-line interior package, xenon headlights, matte-finished black 18-inch wheels, tinted rear glass, and paints the Amplified Plus’s body kit and rear spoiler black. The S-line interior goodies contain black Nappa leather sport seats with entire body-colored backrest shells. The Amplified therapy, depending the degree, will set Euro purchasers back in between €1990 and €6990 (roughly $ 2500 and $ 8800, respectively) on prime of the cost of the A1.
Euro NCAP will analyse the usefulness of autonomous emergency braking (AEB) methods in new automobiles and incorporate them as part its star ratings from 2014.
According to Euro NCAP, actual-world data suggests AEB techniques reduce the number of road crashes by 27 per cent, nevertheless the technology is unavailable in 79 per cent of all new designs on sale in Europe.
Euro NCAP secretary common Michiel van Ratingen said he was confident the organisation’s choice to contain AEB assessments as component of its general star ratings from 2014 onwards would assist motorists purchase safer vehicles and encourage authorities to mandate the technology in the brief term.
“A quicker penetration of these technologies into new autos will make it a lot more reasonable for the European Union to attain its target to cut road deaths by 50 per cent by 2020,” van Ratingen said.
AEB techniques are intended to avoid crashes or decrease their severity by warning drivers and supporting them with their braking response or applying the brakes independently. The technological innovation generally utilizes forward-hunting cameras and radars to detect objects on the road ahead and analyses the threat they pose.
According to reports, Mercedes Benz will be launching a brand new A45 AMG with the intention of competing with Audi’s RS3 and BMW’s latest M135i providing.
The A45 AMG features a transverse 2.-litre turbo 4 generating as considerably as 330 horsepower and above 300 pound-feet of torque which just about ranges it with the competition.
Nevertheless, it is developed from less displacement due to input from Mercedes’s High Functionality Engine offshoot based in Brixworth, England that supplies the energy for the company’s Formula A single racing group. This helps make the new engine the most effective four-cylinder ever fitted into a Mercedes production model.
Autocar, who very first exposed the facts states that: “the A45 AMG channels its drive through a seven-speed dual clutch gearbox and, in a layout that mirrors that of the RS3, a specially tuned Haldex-style multi-plate clutch to all 4 wheels.”
The upgraded interior will see exclusive front sport seats along with much more upmarket trims.
Later on this weekend, the production edition of the Nissan Juke Nismo will make its globe debut at the Le Mans 24 hour alongside the Nissan DeltaWing and the Juke-R.
Whilst Nismo is generally known for providing a a lot more hardcore functionality edition of a Nissan, do not count on much from the Juke Nismo.
Electrical power nevertheless comes from a 1.six liter direct injected turbo four-cylinder gasoline engine but the Nismo engineers upgraded the Juke with a stiffer suspension with new steering modifications for a far more direct dealing with and improved traction management. The Nissan Juke Nismo will also be available with torque vectoring, a engineering offering far better grip and cornering capability.
Appears sensible, the Nissan Juke Nismo gets a new reduced front and rear bumpers, wider wings and sill side skirts, a modified grille and a new tailgate spoiler that handle airflow. It also gets 18-inch alloy wheels with wider tires. Within, the interior gets a bunch of sporty upgrades like new pedals, gauges, gear knob, steering wheel and trims.
European product sales of the Nissan Juke Nismo start January 2013.
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Audi, Audi R8, MTM, Road Tests — By MR on June 14, 2012 at 6:00 pm — No Comments
The Audi R8 V10 Spyder is back on our front web page following our initial knowledge with the German sports vehicle in the summer season of 2010. At that time we described the roofless supercar from Ingolstadt as fast, easy to drive, full of exciting and prowess, but never a genuine racer capable of giving you the ultimate thrill like its family member from Sant’Agata Bolognese, Italy. Nevertheless, the R8 V10 Spyder is one particular of the best sports vehicles Audi has ever made closely trailing its brother, the R8 GT Spyder.
Now let’s ask ourselves the query is there an alternative to contain that ultimate Italian experience into the R8 and near the gap among the sophisticated R8 and the thoughts-blowing Gallardo-series, one particular of the best four-wheel-drive supercars in its class. If you ask the GTspirit team and followers, they will tell you there’s only one particular company who can fulfill such a request. Precisely, it is MTM, the German tuner from Wettstetten.
CEO and proprietor Ronald Mayer gave us the keys to their newest creation based mostly on the Audi R8 V10 Spyder, the MTM R8 Spyder. Dressed in dark grey and wrapped in a racy livery, we left the MTM headquarters with the prime down, 35 degrees, blue skies, sunny weather and a day behind the wheel of a V10-powered 588hp-sturdy roadster managed by a 6-speed R tronic automated manual transmission.
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2013 Ford Escape
2013 Ford Escape, launched at the Los Angeles Automobile Show, Nov 2011
Fitted with Ford’s newest green engine technology, the 2013 Ford Escape has commenced to roll off the production line at Ford’s Louisville Assembly Plant in Kentucky.
Commencing at $ 22,470, the compact crossover SUV has undergone a full redesign for this year, providing it a powerful family members resemblance to the smaller sized 2012 Ford Concentrate hatchback.
One more fine job by SR Car Group. This time they made a decision to spice factors up a bit and instead of just bolting a set of wheels on the automobile, use a entire body kit as nicely. For that they went to the renowned Japanese tuner Wald, well-known for their super cool styling kits for high-end automobiles. Oh, and the automobile in question is a 2012 Mercedes CLS63 AMG.
The physique kit consists of redesigned front bumper, front fenders, side skirts, rear bumper, spoiler, and a rear diffuser, which in blend with the exquisite paint work produces a amazing image. The vehicle is finished in a flat white, complemented with blacked-out grilles, side vents, and rear diffuser, as nicely as tinted windows and smoked headlights.
As for the wheels, SR went for a set of 20-inch PUR 4OUR rims, finished in gunmetal shade. These fantastic wheels have AMG brake calipers behind them finished in a unique copper tone. Outstanding automobile.
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