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Welcome to Allroad, the city where everyone makes the rally Audi A4 Allroad.
To promote the new Audi A4 Allroad, the American branch of Audi achieved a commercial as perched high the ground clearance of the break adventurer …
On our side of the Atlantic, the Audi pubs are for the vast majority very serious. But this is not true in the United States, where marketing managers of the brand with the rings have manifested a sense of humor more developed. Proof is this promotional video for the new Audi A4 Allroad that transforms a quiet American town into a real rally stage. The opportunity to break the adventurer to go play in the mud, taking pleasure in all four wheels take off as soon as the opportunity arises. And as so many Audi at the end of the video: «A little bit of mud has never hurt anyone!»
TEASERS MINI COUNTRYMAN 2 TOTAL HYBRID
Mini the rechargeable hybrid is on approach, While BMW is already in the democratization of rechargeable hybrid in its range, Mini has not taken the step of electrified mobility. But it will soon be the case with a new model just «tease» by the brand.
And according to the few pictures released by Mini, the first model to ship a rechargeable hybrid is none other than the future Countryman. The prototype immortalized here in the presence of Sebastian Mackensen and Peter Wolf, two of the most senior officials of Mini, indeed presents five doors and roof rack, which leaves very little room for doubt.
The manufacturer has not confirmed the mechanics that will be used in the next Countryman, but there is a safe bet that it will be the one already seen on the BMW Active Tourer 225xe. It combines a 3-cylinder 1.5 turbo petrol and an electric motor for a combined output of 224 hp. The minivan to the propeller, it is satisfied with a consumption of 2 l / 100 km and offers an electric range of 40 km.
Mini has not specified the date of presentation of the new Countryman. The Los Angeles show at the end of November the event will probably chosen for its public debut.
GENOVATION INVENTED THE ELECTRIC CHEVROLET CORVETTE C7
The Chevrolet Corvette going electric thanks to Genovation, the fans of Corvette and environmental advocates probably do not share the same enthusiasm for sport V8 engine. But here’s a version that should get everyone agrees with its overpowering electric powertrain.
You remember to Genovation? This is the company behind the speed record for an electric car, prowess she had made possible through a C6 Corvette revisited by him. Today Genovation again about her by announcing the commercialization of a C7 Corvette 100% electric, the GXE. This is precisely the Grand Sport version C7 intermediate between standard and Z06, which is the basis for this conversion. The atmospheric V8 6.2 466 hp instead leave here with a set of electric motors developing no less than 660 hp, match what the power of the C7 Z06. Side autonomy, it will settle about 200 km, and this without having a heavy foot of course. One imagines that the operating range is reduced as a skin sorrow when used on circuit.
THE RETURN OF FOUR LIGHTS ROUND IN BACK
Potential buyers of the GXE will also face another lackluster figure: its price. With a ticket to $ 750 000, is about 680 000 euro, this electric Corvette actually shows almost ten times more expensive than the Z06, at least as good and above all else practical to use. Finally, interested parties should be patient because not Genovation plans to deliver the GXE that from 2019.
BMW M4 DTM CHAMPION EDITION GTS IS EVEN MORE EXCLUSIVE
This weekend, the DTM, German Touring Car Championship, saw the BMW driver Marco Wittman win his second title. The opportunity for the brand to the propeller to launch a limited edition of an already very special model: the M4 GTS.
Only 200 examples of this BMW M4 DTM Champion Edition will be produced. What probably make the M4 GTS the most popular among collectors, the model (not so) standard was built over 700 pieces for her. The BMW M4 DTM Champion Edition is recognizable by its pronounced delivered Alpine White of the colors BMW M. The rims also benefit from a matt anthracite finish while the front bumper gets share of carbon fiber fins and sides.
COMPETITIVE ENVIRONMENT IN COCKPIT
The technical part is identical in contrast to that of the M4 GTS. water injection thus find the 6-cylinder 3.0 twin turbo 500 hp and 600 Nm. It allows a 0 to 100 km / h in 3.8 seconds and a top speed of 305 km / h (electronically limited). Moreover, the BMW M4 DTM Champion Edition gets rid also of the rear seat to accommodate a roll bar. For now, BMW has made official that the German price of the BMW M4 DTM Champion Edition: $ 150,500.
THE NEW AUDI S5 SPORTBACK PLAYS MARITAL COUNSELORS
Audi today unveiled a new advertisement for the second generation of A5 Sportback. The 5-door coupe is here abused by a wife on the nerves, but not in the way you might think …
Nothing can stop an angry woman, not even an Audi S5 Sportback! But rather than spend his nerves on the German coupe, the wronged wife preferred here to use it to let speak his rage … at the wheel. It must be said that its 3.0 V6 twin-turbo 354 hp is enough to forget almost any concern by allowing a 0 to 100 km / h in 4.7 seconds and a top speed of 250 km / h. The story does not say if the husband found his Audi S5 Sportback later ..
1400 CH FOR THE FORD MUSTANG V2 HOONICORN KEN BLOCK
After taking the wheel of the Focus RX for his Gymkhana number 8, the American driver Ken Block will find the seat of his Mustang “Hoonicorn” for the 9th episode of his motorized adventures. But the muscle car is not quite in his normal state …
While the V1 Hoonicorn developing 845 hp thanks to its V8 6.7 atmospheric, this new version boasts a nearly double power! The cavalry here goes to 1 400 hp, always transmitted to all four wheels via an full transmission. How the witches Ken Block were they able to achieve such a result? « Simply » by adorning the V8 two big turbos and by feeding the methanol. To make the car even more spectacular, turbochargers sit proudly outside of the hood (which makes this Hoonicorn the unicorn only two branches!). See you in a few months to discover in action in the next Gymkhana.
A TESLA ROADSTER FOR $ 1 MILLION ON EBAY
A prototype Tesla Roadster is for sale for $ 1 million, Want to get your hands on a copy of Tesla Roadster really special? Well we found your happiness, but it is not quite accessible …
Finding a Tesla Roadster on the used market is not easy, the electric sports having flowed about 2 500 copies worldwide only. So that can explain the high fares on the hexagon (around 64 000 USD depending on mileage). But the other side of the Atlantic, a seller did not hesitate to put a Tesla Roadster on eBay for the price of one million dollars. The reason ? It is one of 33 prototypes designed by the brand before mass production of the Roadster. The seller presents the car as a true pioneer and thus claims his side will only rise with time. To justify his comments, he does not hesitate to mention the astronomical prices that are conducting the older Ferrari at auction. The question is why he does not expect that prices for Tesla Roadster fly to sell his own prototype for several million dollars …
SPYSHOTS SUPERLEGGERA LAMBORGHINI HURACAN
The Superleggera Lamborghini Huracan trains on the Nürburgring, After Spyder and propulsion version the range of Lamborghini Huracan is about to receive a radical variation resuming the Superleggera badge. Expect an oscillating power around 650 hp and weight down by about a hundredweight.
But as we can already see from these spy photos relayed by Motor1, Huracan the Superleggera is also distinguished by a particularly aggressive body kit. The front sport of Sant’Agata adopts an aerodynamic blade to increase ground support. The most significant changes, however, are in the back with the arrival of an enormous fixed spoiler, a larger air diffuser and tailpipes inspired by Huracan GT3 competition. The presentation of the Lamborghini Huracan Superleggera will likely be held in March 2017 at the Geneva show.
LEXUS NX 300H F SPORT EXECUTIVE AND CT200H PREMIUM EDITION
Lexus NX 300h and CT200h full of special versions, Small innovations are linked to Lexus: IS 300h after the facelift, the Japanese manufacturer unveils CT 200h Premium Edition as well as the F Sport versions Executive and Sport Edition NX 300h.
The side of the CT 200h Premium Edition, the equipment is taken to the CT 200h Pack, the heart of the range. It therefore embeds standard backup camera, the fog lights in the front or the electrochromic rearview mirror. The CT 200h Premium Edition differs, however, outside its 17-inch alloy wheels with silver finish and board by its upholstery leatherette. As the CT 200h Pack, it starts at $ 30,590.
AND IT’S NOT OVER…
The NX 300h Sport Edition builds also finishing « Pack ». He therefore adopted the daytime running lights and the fog lights LED, the aluminum roof rails and 18-inch wheels. The NX 300h Sport Edition is a bit more exclusive sporting rims, mirror caps and radiator grille in black lacquer finish. It also offers the navigation system and keyless access Smart Entry. Available from $ 44,990, the NX 300h Sport Edition will be offered with two-wheel drive.
Finally, the NX 300h F Sport comes Executive as to style him the range of SUV by combining the look and dynamic performance of the F Sport finish with oversized equipment NX 300h Executive. It enjoys, among others, the panoramic vision system 360 degrees, Mark Levinson audio system, heated steering wheel, Technology Pack (head-up display, helps maintain trajectory) or adaptive suspension. Allow at least $ 63,790 for the Lexus NX 300h F Sport Executive.
The Tesla range is now topped by P100D versions, either on the Model S and Model X. And the latter are not as simple software updates but full of models.
At Tesla, it never stops! While the recently launched models P90D already posted stratospheric performance, now the Californian brand replaces them with more variations P100D dégourdies. They embark new batteries of 100 kWh, which not only improves performance but also autonomy.
0 TO 100 KM / H IN 3.1 SECONDS FOR THE MODEL X P100D
In the case of the Tesla Model X P100D, the Californian brand announces a 0 to 100 km / h in just 3.1 seconds and an action radius of 542 km. What are combine excitement and peace of mind, crossings the charging station becoming less frequent. Customers who would like a little more even sacrificing board space can turn to the Tesla Model S P100D. The figures of the sedan are in fact even more impressive with a 0 to 100 km / h in 2.7 seconds swallowed and 613 km of autonomy.
The new Smart ForTwo, ForFour ForTwo Cabrio is getting their long awaited « Electric Drive » versions as part of Paris Motor Show.
It must be said with their compact size and zero emission engines, ecologists micro-cars are perfectly suited to the streets of the capital. Note that this is the first time that the ForFour adopts an electric version. As regards the ForTwo and ForTwo Convertible Electric Drive, the numbers are slightly up compared to their predecessors. They earn indeed seven small horsepower (82 hp) and a dozen 10 km range (160 km for the ForTwo and 155 km for the ForTwo Cabrio).
THE FULL BATTERY IN JUST 45 MINUTES
The ForFour Electric Drive adopts the same engine and also claim to 155 km of autonomy. Smart announces 2h30 to recharge the battery maximum of 17.6 kWh. Faster charger to reduce the wait to 45 minutes will be offered as an option. In Germany, the Smart ForTwo Electric Drive will be marketed beginning in 2017 from 21,940 euros.