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Called simply the APV or all-purpose vehicle, this is a successor to the highly succesful Carry van. Manufactured exclusively in Indonesia, it is being distributed all over Asia and Australia/New Zealand as well.

 

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Primele imagini (spyshoturi) din care vedem cam cum va arata viitorul punto

 

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Logo-ul fiat punto:

 

 

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si lista de motorizari:

 

 

Benzina:

1.2 8v, 65 cp

1.4 8v, 80 cp

1.4 16v, 100 cp

 

Diesel:

1.3 Mjet 16v, 70 cp

1.3 Mjet 16v, 90 cp

1.9 Mjet 8v, 120 cp

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Deocamdata doar niste poze-spion(spyshoturi) ci imagini prelucrate pe calculator (cgi-uri)

 

 

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2008 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Spy Photos

 

Seen here testing somewhere in the Californian desert with massive cladding is the new 2008 Mercedes-Benz C-Class. Expect official unveiling at Geneva 2007 with sales starting shortly after. Also expect the wagon to arrive 6 months later in the autumn or fall. Our sources state a cabriolet soft-top and coupe are also planned which we can only interpret as being the new CLK-Class which is also based on the same platform. Air suspension or active body control have been ruled out due to cost restraints. Base engine will be a direct injection 4-cylinder 1.8 liter with varying horsepower from 150 to 190. Horsepower for the 2.5 liter V6 and 3.5 liter V6 will be 210 to 270 respectively. AMG's 5.4-litre will be revised with new horsepower rating up from today's 360 to 400-410hp to compete with the Audi RS4 and future BMW M3. Also a 3.0 liter diesel is planned as well as the new iDrive-like operating concept found in the new S-Class. 4MATIC all-wheel-drive system will also remain available as well.

 

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cel mai reusit (dupa parerea mea)

 

 

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un cgi cu break-ul din autobild

 

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si o parere a celor de la road&track

 

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Tofaş has announced that it will spend 170 million euros designing and building a new 'compact' C-segment sedan in Turkey, which is scheduled to reach the market in 2007.

 

The announcement was made to the Turkish press by Tofaş' new CEO Alfredo Altavilla, who has only been in the job for just a week. "The company has agreed with Fiat to produce the car in its Bursa factory," Altavilla told reporters.

 

The Board of Directors of Tofaş AS. in fact only earlier this month appointed Altavilla to replace the incumbent Diego Avesani, who has returned to Turin where he will assume new responsibilities. Tofas AS is a joint-venture company with the shareholding split between Fiat Auto and the Turkish firm, Koç Holding, and which is listed on the Istanbul Stock Exchange. Koç Holding is Turkey's largest - and oldest car maker - having established the first car factory in the country, back in 1968.

 

The new model will be positioned firmly in the important C-segment - which at present accounts for 48 percent of the Turkish new car market. Codenamed D200, it will superceed the current Fiat Palio and Siena models from the ever-growing 'World Car' family. As with the current models, the new car will also be assembled in Brazil and China, although Tofaş will take a leading role in the new project and it will begin rolling out of the Bursa factory before production commences anywhere else globally.

 

 

Tofaş plans to manufacture around 60,000 units of this new model per year in Turkey, with almost a third of these being destined for export. Interestingly, Tofaş claims that this 20,000 per annum number will be headed for Western Europe - implying that the new model will be designed and built to the much higher all-rounds standards demanded by discering European consumers, rather than the 'cheap and cheerful' brief that the Palio and Siena models currently adhere to.

 

The D200 project is the second major announcement to be made by Tofaş so far this year. Back in March, Tofas announced a new joint venture between Fiat and the Peugeot-Citroen PSA Group will see a new light commercial vehicle manufactured at its Bursa plant. This project, codenamed 'MiniCargo' will see a 350 million euro investment made. The Fiat Doblo light panel van is also manufactured in Turkey by Tofaş.

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To most, these mild changes may go unnoticed, but NOT to Honda enthusiasts! They tend to notice ever the smallest changes - even in a piece of trim or the color of a knob.

 

 

 

So, to keep them happy - we've got a few picture of the 2006 Honda Pilot. Unfortunately it's wearing a bit of camouflage to hide the changes, but we're told that minor revisions have been made front and rear fascias, as well as sporting brand new headlamps.

 

 

 

The revised 2006 Pilot should be at dealerships sometime this coming fall.

 

 

 

 

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Still according to Motor Show, it will be launched by Ford do Brasil in 2007, to compete with the Chevrolet Celta (wich will be facelifted in the beginning of 2006). It's based on the ca platform (the doors are the same), but with more space in the rear seat. Total lenght=3,75m, width=1,71m. Engine will be the same 1.0 Rocam from ca/Fiesta, with 65 cv. Only 3 doors at launching, maybe 5 later. Those are pics from a 1:1 clay mock-up, subject to changes.

 

The B402 will fit in the Ford line between the ca and the Fiesta. Ford will drop the Brazilian ca price, to compete with the Fiat Mille (Uno), the cheapest Brazilian car currently. The ca became a niche car in Brazil, mostly because the Chevrolet Celta offers more space and the 5-door option for the same price. The B402 will try to compete with the Celta with better arguments.

 

 

 

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As a 2007 model the next generation Toyota Camry goes on sale early next year. The Camry will be larger in all dimensions than its predecessor and receive a major change in styling more along the lines of the new Avalon and the CCX Concept presented back in 2002. Continuing its onslaught of hybrid vehicles Toyota announced in May that the 2007 Camry will receive a V6 hybrid engine to compete with Honda's V6 Hybrid Accord launched last December. The longstanding 3.0 liter V6 engine will finally take a bow and make way for either a revised 3.3 liter V6 or the new 3.5 liter V6 currently found in the Avalon. Debut expected in Tokyo with sales starting in the New Year in the US. The Camry will be built in the Georgetown, Kentucky plant.

 

 

 

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Deocamdata doar un spyshot , insa sunt cunoscute planurile hyundai-ului de a urca in preferintele americanilor, fie si macar cu o marca de lux, asa cum are si honda in america prin acura, nissan prin infiniti si toyota prin lexus

 

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Here's just the car for performance fans with a conscience. The Connaught Type-D will hit 0-60mph in 6.5 seconds, yet return economy of 42mpg.

 

Our picture shows how the undisguised V10 hybrid prototype coupé will look. If the company, based in Daventry, Northants, can secure funding, the 2+2 will go on sale next year costing around £35,000. A spokeswoman said: "We are in discussions with interested parties at the moment." The 2.1-litre petrol powerplant was designed in-house, and works in tandem with an electric motor to provide 188bhp. The engine has already undergone independent testing at Millbrook Proving Ground, Bedfordshire, where insiders tell us it exceeded Connaught's expectations.

 

A convertible Eclipse version of the lightweight sports model is also on the cards. It will feature a roof made from three electrically operated glass panels which stack beneath the boot- lid. The ambitious firm unveiled a full-sized model of the car at last year's Goodwood Revival in West Sussex, but has kept its interior under wraps.

 

Two designs are being considered - a hi-tech aircraft-style cabin, or more traditional leather-clad option. Meanwhile, the company has applied for 17 patents relating to the car's innovative design and advanced powertrain.

 

 

 

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Facelift minor ce priveste grila si bara fata. Se pare ca in 2007-2008 vom avea un inlocuitor atat pentru Grand Marquis cat si pentru Ford Crown Victoria

 

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Vor sa faca din el porche? Nu cred sa aibe mare succes nici varianta asta,parerea mea,desi oricum arata intr-un fel fata de ce produceau pana acum.Insa fiat... [-X

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va fi greu pentru punto mai ales ca renault clio 3, e mai plin de inovatii ca niciodata, urmeaza sa apara peugeot 207, ford fiesta va primi un facelift.. stau si ma intreb de ce fiat-ul nu are succes, desi stilo a fost o masina destul de reusita

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Exclusive images in this week's mag reveal Citroen's all-new Picasso compact MPV undergoing road-testing.

 

Clearly sharing the double chevron nose with the rest of the firm's range, the people carrier is taller than the C4 on which it's based. Similar in profile to the original model, the new Picasso will get larger dimensions to boost cabin space. That should help challenge rivals such as Ford's Focus C-MAX, the Honda FR-V and upcoming Vauxhall Zafira

for interior practicality.

 

With the C4 awarded the full five stars in recent Euro NCAP crash testing, the new Picasso is almost certain to offer occupants and pedestrians similar class-leading protection. Citroen is also likely to experiment with flexible seating for seven, offering folding and removable rear chairs on the Picasso for the first time. Borrowing heavily from the hatchback, buyers will find an improved interior, featuring better quality materials and increased storage throughout. Innovations from the C4, including its fixed-hub steering wheel, lane departure warning system and laminated side glass, are also likely to appear.

 

The current Picasso is based on the old Xsara hatchback, but the newcomer's C4 underpinnings should mean that the driving experience will be much improved. A wide range of en-gines will be offered from launch, with the only change to the current line-up being the replacement of the 1.8-litre petrol unit with the company's new 2.0-litre motor. The 90bhp HDi diesel is likely to remain the most popular choice with buyers. An official launch date has yet to be revealed by Citroen.

 

 

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At the end of 2006, the Freelander will be nine years old, a long life for a vehicle conceived in the dark days of British Aerospace’s ownership of Rover and Land Rover. Today’s Freelander is loosely based on the archaic Rover 200 platform. The new model will be a very different beast with a new platform, state-of-the-art powertrain, clean, crisp styling and, hopefully, unprecedented build quality thanks to a switch to Jaguar’s Halewood plant.

 

The most noticeable change for the new Freelander is its chunkier proportions. The car sits on a much longer wheelbase and is wider, too. Overall length is very close to today’s 4.4m but, with the wheels pushed closer to the corners, insiders report that the car’s stance is much-improved. ‘Overall, the look is not quite as style-minded as the new Discovery,’ said a source familiar with the car. ‘We have to remember that most people come to the Freelander from cars, so we’re not trying to be a small Discovery.’

 

Key details like the one-bar grille and stepped roof will remain. Other important features are the absence of body cladding and a strong styling swage line along the car’s front wings, retaining the Freelander’s clean and classical styling. The beltline rises towards the rear haunches, like on many cars. Just a single bodystyle – a five-door hatchback – is currently being engineered. Low sales have killed the three-door soft-back model.

 

Codenamed L359, that five-door will be based on a development of the new Focus platform. Known as EU CD, the same platform will underpin the replacement for the Volvo S60, XC60 soft-roader, Ford Galaxy and Ford soft-roader, dubbed MAC. Like on the Ford Focus/ Mazda 3/Volvo S40 project, the term ‘platform’ is really shorthand for a component set that each brand’s designers can delve into when creating their own distinct vehicle, providing commonality of parts hits around 40 per cent. Usually, the target is 60 per cent, but Land Rover’s specific engineering needs have reduced this figure.

 

The new Freelander will stick with a car-derived four-wheel-drive system that eschews a separate low-range transfer gearbox, an omission that saves both weight and complexity. But this second-generation off-roader is expected to be more sophisticated than the current Freelander and is rumoured to include an optional limited-slip rear differential. Engines will be picked from within the Ford empire and tweaked for a torquey SUV application. Land Rover will be able to choose from three four-cylinder petrols: a 115bhp 1.6 litre, 130bhp 1.8 and 145bhp 2.0, which replace today’s single choice of a Rover-derived 1.8. The platform is engineered to take Volvo’s five-cylinder units across the engine bay, although Land Rover will prefer a Ford V6 petrol for the US market.

 

Common-rail turbodiesels from the Ford/Peugeot ‘Lion’ family will replace the BMW 110bhp 2.0-litre unit. An entry-level 115bhp 1.8, mid-range 136bhp 2.0 and 173bhp 2.2-litre are all potential choices for Land Rover’s engineers. A version of the 2.7-litre V6 TD is also under consideration. The chief weakness of the current Freelander is its cabin quality, despite a clever revamp in 2003. Expect higher-grade plastics and fabrics to bring a more quality feel to the cabin. The design itself is understood to be a little less formal than the Range Rover’s and Discovery’s, in a bid to appeal to car buyers who have to be teased out of their hatchbacks and saloons.

 

The Freelander will be pitched as one of the few junior SUVs with off-road ability, but Land Rover is also keen to stress its ability on Tarmac, where most will spend the majority of their time. The car-derived rack-and-pinion steering should make the new Freelander a sharper drive. And, although the exact suspension set-up is still secret, it is reasonable to assume that the EU CD platform’s suspension of front struts and rear multi-link will be heavily upgraded for 4x4 applications. New Freelander’s wider stance and revised four-wheel-drive system should bring welcome increases in grip, roll resistance and high-speed stability. And the new platform and powertrains should improve refinement at speed, the main weakness of today’s Freelander.

 

‘We might be sharing a platform, but this is a real Land Rover,’ said a senior source. ‘We have the freedom to do just about what we want.’ Sales kick off in late 2006 with prices from around £16,500

 

 

 

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Motor company Honda has announced plans to develop motorcycles powered by hydrogen fuel cells.

 

By 2009, the company expects to be leasing fuel cell-powered motorcycles, and is also looking to boost the overall efficiency of its hybrid systems during that time by combining it with more efficient engines.

 

Honda is also looking to maintain its position as a leader in the development of fuel cell technology in the coming years.

 

News of the fuel cell motorcycles initiative came as the company announced its expectations for the coming months and years.

 

Predicting growth of 23 per cent by 2006/2007, Honda suggested its annual car sales will reach four million units in that time.

 

The firm is expecting a 1.8 per cent fall in its motorcycle segment this year, down to 10.295 million uniwhile, Harley-Davidson is rumored to be working on a device that will give a fuel-cell motorcycle its patented “potato-potato” exhaust note.

 

 

 

 

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Based on the Pikes Peak quattro concept revealed at the 2003 Detroit Motor Show Audi finally gets into the SUV arena although quite late in the game. Already we have seen the seeds being planted for crossover type vehicles to takeover when the overindulgent SUV loses its spark. Described by Audi as a 7 passenger "full-fledged off-road vehicle", the Q7 will debut at this year's Frankfurt Motor Show in September and go on sale in early 2006. The Q7 will be no slouch in the powertrain department starting with the base 3.2 liter V6. The highlighted engines will be the 4.2 liter FSI V8 which is found in the new RS 4 super sports saloon producing 420 hp and 317 lbs/ft of torque however the Q7 torque will be available lower in the rev range to compensate for the larger mass of the vehicle, towing and off-road capabilities.

 

Audi's German siblings Porsche and VW each have their own top-of-the-range super-utes with the Cayenne Turbo and Touareg W12 Sport. All three models share the same basic platform however the Q7 gets special treatment by receiving a segment busting top dog engine which will be no less than a 5.5L FSI V10 producing 550 hp and 413 lbs/ft of torque. Porsche's Cayenne Turbo with the Tequipment program engine upgrade "only" gives 500hp. Granted the Q7 will be larger in size but rumor has it that the Q7 makes up for it in weight savings. The Audi Q7 production will be in VW's Bratislava plant in Slovakia along side the

Touareg and Cayenne

 

 

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A year after the launching of new 911, Porsche bring out now four-wheel-operated the versions Carrera 4 and Carrera 4S. They go as on rails, but da's permanently no surprise. With superior tool: the nagelnieuwe 911 Carrera 4S that by the end of October in the showroom stands, climbs we the col the Turini, a boasted bergweg from the rally of Monte Carlo. With four wheel traction, 355 pk and boasted ingot-driven wraps up we this col entirely. If there are ` e'en car ` finished, then it this version of 911 is, however. The six barge is amazingly accurate and the precise doseermogelijkheid of the brakes are surprising. They slow down appalling good, but never too abrupt and too bijterig, in short very refined all. To persuade does the new Porsche above all by its unqualifiable good ingot-driven and its pasvorm; you the car attracts as a glove. Stylish & on serious stuurweggetejs reaches strongly these 911 entirely its right. You swing then of turning to turning. To put hoef you, he does not continue go by rail the Porsche always complete stably. _ a a beetje bijremmen here and there, but especially nice gasgeven, the 911 Carrera 4S be synoptic and confidence-building toy. Only at fel uitaccelereren from a complete slow hair peeling turning it has been just as done with the tractie. Some label 4S-versie thus as good 911 because rear wheel-operated the car hands in file dynamics with respect to 911, particularly because of four wheel traction. But it is on an empty stomach considered and remains this supersportwagen pur sang. Although the top version of four-wheel-operated is the versions of 997-gamma heus fast - your zit within 5 seconden on hundred and he has a top of 288 km/h - does not happen the car as onbehouwen. Far from that. This is a stylish, qualitatively hoogstaande krachtpatser from Germany. Onderstuur or overstuur the car hardly allows. The back then looks the drive system that breaks out the voorwielen seriously will participate with maximum forty percents of the bright power. With that the car draws itself in the straight track. Widely of achteren the news to these 911 is see hardly with the naked eye. The kont is 44 mm broader, rubber is that also and on the cap the type blade betrays ' Carrera 4 ' or ` Carrera 4S what kind of flesh we have in the tank. There at the front of the car extra air mouthful press betray that at these 911 what extra refrigeration is necessary - for the first differentieel. But are not themselves that in the car floor therefore immediately visible. Four wheel traction is ly effective. Viscokoppeling ensure the partitioning of the aandrijfkrachten between for - and rear axle. You have none look round there to, you must only give gas. By an extra strengthening under vooras and voordifferentieel has been four-wheel-operated 911 the Carrera fifty kilos heavier. Also the Porsche Stability management were adapted on these 4wd-versie. Among others the ABS were refined. If you release in the your 4S gas abruptly, the PSM recognise this as the voorbode of a need top and bring to the brake system in milliseconds already a beetje on very by stopping the speling between block-systems and disk in advance. A larger dia meter of the head brake cylinder and a tandem servo-brake must ensure that the heavier Carrera 4 net stands still as fast and safely as rear wheel-operated the broeders. top model 4S does with zescilinderboxer of 355 pk and 400, water-cooled to 3,8-liter opgeboorde, Nm. A strong machine, but he sounds what too records. Just as from 5,000 go for a ride you hear what violence. Tamer instap-Carrera 4 (3,6-liter, 325 pk, 0-100 in 5.1 s, top 280 km/h - hoezo tame?) misses extra acoustic sensation also that. Stiffly 911 very certain, especially in Sport-stand of the Porsche Active Suspension it has been four-wheel-operated management (option on the Carrera 4, standard on 4S). What costs that now? Still more 911-nieuws underway. Mid- we will send July with cabrio-versie of these Allrad-Elfer. This modern klassieker has still an unprecedented attraction. He is beautiful, powerful, timeless. Thereby you get unprecedentedly sound file dynamics. What costs that now entirely? ? 132,610 do the 4S costs have, the ordinary Carrera 4 rise? 117.875. Marginal comments: ceramic brake disks, the tyre pressure system of control, sport Chrono Paket plus, a multipurpose wheel wheel, electrically adjustable is based on with memory scores and even sport Len stands on the option list.

 

 

 

 

 

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Skoda revised its Octavia range late last year, but hot vRS versions of the new model have been slow to arrive. They'll be launched by the end of the year, however - probably at the Frankfurt show this autumn - and as seen in these pics, they'll come in Combi estate form as well as five-door hatchback bodystyles. The new vRS will feature the 200bhp turbocharged 2.0-litre engine, with FSI direct-injection technology, as in the Volkswagen Golf GTI. High-performance diesel vRS models, with the VW Group 160bhp 2.0 TDI engine - also to appear in the Golf GTI - are also on the way.

 

 

 

 

 

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Honda Motor Co. has long maintained that it wouldn't develop a V8 production engine.

 

But it now says it will develop a V10.

 

Honda will install the powerful engine in a successor of the current NSX sports car, which is powered by a V6. Production of the current NSX will stop at the end of this year.

 

The V10 will be more powerful than any other engine Honda has built for its production vehicles.

 

The NSX successor will debut in "three to four years," says Takeo Fukui, Honda's president. He would not elaborate the plan. The new sports car will be sold worldwide.

 

It isn't known if Honda plans to use the V10 in any other vehicles."What we're aiming at next is not a V8 but a V10," says Motoatsu Shiraishi, president of Honda R&D Co., Honda's engineering arm. "We've got to be the top of a top (group) in producing engines."

 

 

 

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At Ferrari at the moment it is tested with the challenge version of F430. In 2006, with this car raceklasse will be moved. In the year afterwards the Challenge Stradale, the street version of the raw raceauto appear. Just like at 360 the Modena, the challenge version of F430 is not only subject to a diet. Beside a barge weight the fast version also provide with more pk's. the first signs are to indicate that the capacity increases of the standard 490 pk to 525 pk; the weight goes with about 100 kilogrammes omlaag. The Challenge Stradale there in less than 4 seconden of 0 to 100 sprint and the top speed lies above 320 the km/u. For the extra capacity the spruitstuk are changed of 4,3-liter V8 and the injection system are adapted. It is considerably used there to bring about the weight saving, of carbon fibre, is there ceramic brake disks and the interieur is stripped. Also special sport Len must for less kilos care.

 

 

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New Mercedes-Benz S Class Pricing Announced

 

Maximum safety and exemplary comfort from EUR 70,760

 

The new Mercedes-Benz S-Class, available from Mercedes-Benz outlets and authorized dealerships in autumn 2005, will cost EUR 70,760 (ex-works) for the S 350 with V6 petrol engine (200 kW/272 hp), and EUR 89,668 (ex-works) for the S 500 V8 model (285 kW/388 hp). From Quarter 1, 2006, Mercedes-Benz will launch the S 320 CDI (173 kW/235 hp) as the perfect, albeit less powerful addition to the new S-Class. The new twelve-cylinder S 600 Saloon will also be launched in 2006.

 

The new luxury Saloon will be launched with standard-fit high-tech innovations that deliver maximum safety and exemplary comfort no other car can match. These include the preventive PRE-SAFE® occupant protection system that Mercedes-Benz has refined further, the unique 7G-TRONIC seven-speed automatic transmission with DIRECT-SELECT gearshift and steering-wheel gearshift buttons as well as the sophisticated COMAND system featuring car radio, colour display, DVD player and port for computer memory cards (PCMCIA cards). The Mercedes-Benz AIRMATIC air suspension with Adaptive Damping System, that is also standard-fit on the new S-Class, helps deliver superb ride comfort.

 

Automatic climate control, 17-inch light-alloy wheels, tyre pressure loss warning system, hydraulic boot lid closing function, doors that can be held at any point in the opening arc, electrically adjustable front seats with lumbar supports and adaptive brake light are also included in the impressive standard specification for the new Mercedes-Benz top-of-the-range model.

 

The V8 S 500 Saloon (285 kW/388 hp) also comes as standard with leather upholstery, heated front seats, memory package for front seats, steering column and exterior mirrors, automatically dimming rear mirrors, infra-red reflecting heat-insulated glass and metallic paintwork.

 

Both engine variants for the new S-Class are also available with a 130 millimetre longer wheelbase (3165 millimetres) as an option. The standard specification also includes leather upholstery, heated front and rear seats, electrically adjustable rear outer seats, electrically operated blind for the rear windows and tilting/sliding sunroof.

 

The S 350 (200 kW/282 hp) long-wheelbase version will cost EUR 78,416 (ex-works), and the S 500 long-wheelbase version EUR 95,236 (ex-works).

 

 

 

 

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A visit to the Porsche factory by German chancellor Gerhard Schroeder this week could give the company an ideal opportunity to launch its fifth model, believed to be a four-door super-sedan called Panamera.

 

Porsche CEO Wendelin Wiedeking could bring forward the announcement to this week, according to the German Frankfurter Allgemeine newspaper — he had been expected to wait until the Frankfurt Motor Show in September to disclose details of the car. However, ongoing talks with Porsche trade unions about job security could quash the early announcement plan.

 

The emerging super-sedan sector combines virtues of a traditional sedan with a coupe. Mercedes-Benz's CLS model, a low-roof derivative of the company's E-Class, kick-started the sector. Volkswagen is believed to be looking at a similar car, based on the Passat, and VW could hold the key to the Porsche Panamera.

 

Porsche sources suggest the car will be a second collaborative venture with Volkswagen. The Cayenne shares its platform and many mechanical parts with VW's Touareg; the Panamera — Porsche registered the name earlier this year — might in a similar way use the VW Phaeton luxury sedan platform, a move that would cut development costs significantly. The new model will join the Cayenne, 911, Boxster and Cayman ranges in the Porsche portfolio.

 

What this means to you: The super-sedan sector is another kind of crossover — and judging by the positive response to the Mercedes CLS, it's a good idea. Porsche's Midas touch should mean it's on to another winner.

 

 

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The eighth-generation Honda Civic will be arriving shortly - right on schedule for its five-year cycle, and TCC spies caught them with just a piece or two of tape over the emblem and parts of the lights. Details on the upcoming changes to the Civic have been slow to come, but there is speculation of a new hybrid powertrain that will be more fuel-efficient than today's IMA system.

 

 

 

As for the Civic Si, there's more power on tap and sharp new looks. Looking very much like the concept that we've seen at the Chicago Auto Show, Honda had stayed true to its concept styling with only a few minor production changes (including door handles and a huge exhaust tip). The Si will be powered by a 200-horsepower VTEC engine mated to a six-speed manual transmission and should be in dealerships in the fourth quarter of this year

 

 

 

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Exclusive spy shots in this week's mag reveal the all-new Honda Civic's radical rear end for the first time. And the big news is that the hatchback has remained largely unchanged from the concept first displayed at the Geneva Motor Show in March.

 

The mag's snapper caught the newcomer on test, but couldn't see the front, so we don't know if the car's other unusual feature - its bizarre clear plastic grille - will make it to the showroom. The revolutionary look is a stark departure from the current Civic's conservative shape, and was the winning design in an internal competition, set up between the manufacturer's European and Japanese styling teams. Bosses loved the result from the Far East division.

 

With Honda keen to open order books for its new family hatchback as soon as possible, the production version of the Civic will make its world debut at the Frankfurt Motor Show in September

 

The first UK-spec models will arrive soon after, with buyers taking delivery in November. At launch, the Civic will be available as a five-door only, although a three-door is coming next summer. The only other bodystyle expected in the UK will be the saloon, sold in hybrid IMA form exclusively.

 

A range of class-leading engines for the hatchbacks includes the acclaimed 2.2-litre i-CTDi diesel first seen in the Accord, but technicians are also working on a new line-up of efficient petrol units.

 

A Type R version, set to produce about 220bhp, will also appear to coincide with the launch of the three-door. This sporting flagship features plenty of chassis improvements to take on the Vauxhall Astra VXR, Ford Focus ST and Volkswagen Golf GTI.

While the Type R will only be offered as a three-door, a 'warm' five-door is expected, too, and is likely to be called the Type S.

 

 

 

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Si cam asa arata conceptul prezentat la geneva anul acesta, care ne da indicii foarte precise despre cum va arata modelul european:

 

 

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