New Fiat Stilo will develop the Austrian Magna Steyr

New Fiat Stilo will develop the Austrian Magna SteyrMagna Steyr, a subsidiary of canadian Magna International, will develop new Fiat Stilo. Fiat chose the Austrian supplier of auto parts Italian design company Bertone, Idea or Pininfarina. The decisive factor was the `speed of light`, which Magna Steyr able to develop a new model, said the head of Fiat Auto Sergio Marchionne. It is expected that the new Stilo will appear at the end of next year, and its sales will begin in mid-2007 //Edmunds30.06.2005. . . Читать полностью -->

VW showed hydrogen concept car space up! blue

VW showed hydrogen concept car space up! blueOn Wednesday at the motor show in Los Angeles German Volkswagen group to present to the public the second version of the five-door zadnemotornom concept car space up! - blue - who will receive a 60-HP electric motor powered by a set of special batteries or install fuel cells running on hydrogen.According to representatives of Volkswagen, solely on electric novelty can drive over a hundred miles. The acceleration of the vehicle in this mode from zero to one hundred kilometers per hour it will take to 13.7 seconds and a maximum speed of 120 kilometers per hour. Conceptual space up! blue has two special tanks, each of which contains 3.3 pounds of compressed hydrogen. This amount of gas would be enough to power the motor for over 250 kilometers, but with a fully charged battery and full tank distance that can drive space up! blue will increase to 350 kilometers.In addition, on the roof of the concept car panels are installed with solar cells, but what function do they perform in VW have not yet reported. Some foreign publications suggest that such batteries can be used to recharge the batteries powering the electric motor.It is expected that the production version of the conceptual machines up! will be available only to 2010.auto.lenta.ru14.11.2007. . Читать полностью -->

Renault showed "off-road" Sandero

Renault showed On Saturday Renault distributed pictures of the so-called "off-road" version of the Sandero hatchback (based on Logan model), which is intended for sale in the countries of South America. Novelty called Sandero Stepway, differs from the basic model increased ground clearance and larger wheels with high profile tires and protective body kit body of unpainted plastic.It includes a new front bumper with a spectacular air intake extenders wheel arches, sills and a new rear bumper with protective cover in its lower part. In addition, Sandero Stepway will be equipped with roof rails for securing cargo on the roof and a small spoiler at the back door.Despite the menacing look, the Sandero Stepway there is no "off-road" Arsenal is a hatchback still has the drive only on the front axle and completed 112-horsepower 1.6-liter engine that can run on bioethanol. In Argentina, this car will be equipped with more and 1.5-litre turbodiesel.New versions of Renault Sandero will be set up at the factory in Brazil. About the plans of the French to put this car in Europe or Russia are not yet known.auto.lenta.ru25.08.2008. . Читать полностью -->

In Togliatti will do a new car - Hire

In Togliatti will do a new car - HireIn Togliatti JV `GM-AVTOVAZ will be releasing a new car. According to company representatives, is now considering options for the expansion of the model range. Moreover, GM even discuss the issue of moving the production of any car from Europe to Russia.Recall that at the moment JV `GM-AVTOVAZ produces SUV Chevrolet Niva and Chevrolet sedan Viva. The latest model is the previous generation Opel Astra, which in Europe is not doing.Recently, the leadership of General Motors has decided to increase the capacity of the plant under construction in St. Petersburg 2.5 times up to 100 thousand cars a year. It is planned that the GM plant will be operational in late 2008. Читать полностью -->

BMW feels M3 convertible

BMW feels M3 convertible On Tuesday the British edition Car has published spy photos of the new generation BMW M3 body "convertible". According to the presented pictures taken on one of the streets of Munich, the novelty will receive three metal folding roof. It is expected that the world premiere of the car will take place at the motor show in Geneva, which opened in March next year.According to preliminary data, raised the roof of the trunk volume BMW M3 with an open top will be 350 liters, and when removed - 250 litres. The weight of the car is equal 1860 kilograms, which is 200 pounds heavier than the coupe. More detailed information about this modification M3 appears immediately after its debut at the Geneva motor show.The new M3 convertible, as well as version in sedan coupe and sedan will be equipped with chetyrehlitrovy eight-cylinder petrol engine producing 420 horsepower. This engine can be paired with either a six-speed manual transmission or Semichastny robotic transmission M DCT dual-clutch. Читать полностью -->

Ford to retire 75 thousand employees - Hire

Ford to retire 75 thousand employees - HireThe U.S. Ford has reached an agreement with leaders of the American trade unions about the condition of premature retirement 75 thousand employees. According to BBC, Ford is willing to pay his employee to 140 thousand dollars each for the fact that they left the company earlier provided by law.In addition, Ford plans to lay off another 10 thousand employees, Bloomberg reports, citing a source in the company. The company had previously announced plans to lay off more than 30 thousands of jobs and closing 14 plants in the United States by 2012, however, the reduction will affect not less than 40 thousand people and will be held in 2008.All these layoffs will become part of the global Ford plan to reduce costs and yield a profitable level. It is worth mentioning that the company's losses in the first half of 2006 amounted to the 1.44 billion dollars. According to some analysts, the following year, Ford may lose up to $ 9 billion.Earlier it was reported that due to financial difficulties, Ford can sell their premium brands: Aston Martin, Jaguar, Land Rover and Volvo. Читать полностью -->

`His popemobile` will go under the hammer

`His popemobile` will go under the hammer In Scotland, in the County of Dumfries on the auction is a unique car of the Pope. The object of trading is `his popemobile`, used by Pope John Paul II during his visit to Scotland in 1982.The car truly unique. 6-wheeled machine weighing 24 tons was built by the firm `British Leyland` on the basis of the truck. After the memorable visit of Pope car almost anywhere and has not been used and the mileage is `funny` for the machine 1982 release, 17 thousand kilometers.According to the Director of the company `Thomson Roddick Scottish Auctions` Cybill Thomson starting price on a unique lot is set at 29 thousand dollars. The auction will be held September 2, want to buy `armored car` have to wait long.avtorinok.ru25.07.2006. . Читать полностью -->

Aftermarket Mini Cooper S and Clubman received a 211-horsepower motor

Aftermarket Mini Cooper S and Clubman received a 211-horsepower motor Atelier John Cooper Works, specializing in modifications of Mini's and have the status of authorized tuner cars of this brand, plans to present at the Geneva motor show the new sports packages for modifications, Mini Cooper S and Mini Clubman, equipped with a 1.6-liter gasoline turbo engine. These kits includes installing a different bodykit body, as well as upgrading the suspension, brakes and engine.Due to the installation of the upgraded turbines, new exhaust system, and a new intake specialists John Cooper Works has managed to increase the power of the standard engine, paired with a six-speed manual transmission, with 175 to 211 horsepower. Maximum torque increased to 260 Nm, which can be increased by 20 Nm, switch to a special mode of increasing charge pressure "Overboost". According to representatives of the Studio, from zero to hundred kilometers per hour tuning Mini Cooper S and Mini Clubman with this unit will be able to accelerate for 6.5 seconds and reaches a top speed of 235 kilometers per hour.In addition, the program modifications also included the completion of the interior, the installation has been lowered by 10 millimeters sports suspension, more powerful brakes, as well as the original 17-inch wheels JCW.In the UK the cost of the Mini Cooper S with this sports package from John Cooper Works will be 20 thousand 500 pounds, and Clubman - 21 thousand 700 pounds.auto.lenta.ru26.02.2008. . . Читать полностью -->

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