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Day: January 26, 2018

Audi will update the roadster TT

Audi will update the roadster TT

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The premiere of the car should take place before the end of this year. Buyers will be available various options for painting the body, interior decoration and additional equipment Audi first introduced a restyled version of the roadster TT for testing. Photographers were able to shoot a novelty for the first time during the winter tests. The pictures were published by Motor1. The premiere of the car should take place before the end of this year. Judging by spy photos, the roadster will receive a new LED optics, other bumpers and rapids. According to unofficial data, the motor scale of the car will remain the same. The car will receive a 2.0-liter gasoline engine with a turbocharger. The power of the unit will be 220 horsepower. A 300-hp modification of this engine will also be av...
Apple 9 times expanded the program of tests of machines-drones

Apple 9 times expanded the program of tests of machines-drones

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Apple has nine times expanded the fleet of cars that are used in California for testing systems for autonomous control of cars. This is reported by the information agency Bloomberg. The license for tests of unmanned vehicles in California, Apple received in April 2017. Then company registered three machines for these purposes. Now the company has included in the program 24 more crossover Lexus RX 450h. In Bloomberg noted that the cars for tests were taken by the company in leasing from the rental company Hertz. The first photos from tests of unmanned vehicles Apple appeared in April 2017. Already in October, the Network received pictures showing new prototypes. On the roofs of these machines stood large blocks, which consisted of twelve optical range finders and computing devi...
New Mercedes-Benz A-Class: photo and date of the premiere

New Mercedes-Benz A-Class: photo and date of the premiere

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The German premium brand distributed an image of the serial version of the new generation of its most affordable model. The world premiere of Mercedes-Benz A-Class of the next generation will be held on February 2, 2018 in Amsterdam. It is known that the model will enter the market in the bodies of hatchback and sedan. It is expected that in Holland the Germans will present a five-door sedan, a four-door version will be shown later. The design of the novelty is made in the style of the last Mercedes-Benz CLS, debuted in November last year. Specifications of A-Class are not disclosed yet. According to preliminary data, the model is based on the upgraded front-drive platform MFA from the previous hatch. The gasoline turbo engine 1.3 developed by Daimler together with the Renault...
Mercedes-Benz SL will become an 800-HP hybrid

Mercedes-Benz SL will become an 800-HP hybrid

News, Rumors
Mercedes-Benz is exploring the possibility of installing the next-generation hybrid powerplant on the SL, which will consist of a twin-turbo 4.0 V8 engine and an electric engine. The total output of the units will be more than 800 horsepower and 1000 Nm of torque. This is reported with reference to their own sources, reports Automobile. It is also possible that the SL of the next generation will be withdrawn from the Mercedes-Benz line and will make part of the Mercedes-AMG range. The engine scale of the two-door will then consist of two V8 engines with a capacity of 612 and 522 horsepower, and a row-six, with a return of 435 hp. The publication also reports that after the generation change, the SL may lose the rigid folding top, which the model is completed now, and also get two...
The new generation Volvo V60 wagon is first seen on tests

The new generation Volvo V60 wagon is first seen on tests

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Volvo brought to the winter tests station wagon V60 a new generation. Spy photos from the tests were laid out by the publication of Autocar. According to them, the premiere of the car will take place in March at the Geneva Motor Show. Sales of new items in Europe are expected closer to the end of the year. The main competitors of the car are called BMW 3-Series and Mercedes-Benz C-Class. According to unofficial data, the station wagon will receive a hybrid power unit. It will include a 2.0-gasoline engine and an electric motor. The car's power will be 400 horsepower. Also, customers will be offered a cheaper version of the hybrid station wagon. This modification will receive a 1.5-liter unit together with a 2.0-liter engine. In addition, customers will be offered gasoline and diesel...
Armored bus Margaret Thatcher put up for sale

Armored bus Margaret Thatcher put up for sale

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The armored minibus, which was used by British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher during a tour of Northern Ireland, was put up for sale. The current owner of the vehicle asks for him 25 000 pounds sterling. Initially, the price of the bus was 5 million pounds, reports The Sun. Armored car weighing 17.5 tons is designed for 36 people. He can withstand the hit of a bullet fired from a 7.62 millimeter small firearm. The armored capsule is equipped with special filters for air purification under chemical or biological attack. According to the owner, despite the depressing state of the bus, it is still on track. The machine can accelerate to 130 km / h and is equipped with a 12-liter diesel engine. The bus was built specifically for the trips of Margaret Thatcher after the assassina...
ABT prepared a 530-strong special version of the Audi RS5-R

ABT prepared a 530-strong special version of the Audi RS5-R

News, Tuning
The tuning studio will release a charged model in a limited edition of 50 units. The novelty, based on the top version of the Audi RS5, was named RS5-R. The public premiere of the tuned coupe will take place in early spring as part of the Geneva Motor Show. Under the hood of the version ABT RS5-R is installed V-shaped six-cylinder engine capacity of 2.9 liters, the output of which is increased to 530 hp and 690 Nm of torque, which exceeds the performance of the stock model of 80 hp and 90 Nm. The upgraded version accelerates from rest to 100 km/h for 0.3 seconds faster - in 3.6 seconds. In addition, the list of changes to the RS5-R coupe includes a modified suspension with co-drivers and stiffer shock absorbers, a carbon rear diffuser integrated in the bumper, and 21-inch lightwei...
Renntech added power to Mercedes-Benz S560

Renntech added power to Mercedes-Benz S560

News, Tuning
The American company offers tuning of the Stage 1 format, implying the installation of a flashing of the engine control unit. Automobile tuning studio Renntech from Florida presented its special version of the representative sedan Mercedes-Benz S560. His performance package increases engine power by 20 percent. The factory version of the S-Class with the S560 index is equipped with a 4.0-liter V8 engine with a double turbo-supercharging capacity of 463 horsepower and 700 Nm of torque. The tuner assures that its measurements on the dynamometer stand showed 484 hp and 729 Nm. This often happens, manufacturers underestimate the technical characteristics of their engines. So to buyers at driving it seems that the car at the same capacity goes faster than the competitor. Renntech o...
McLaren introduced the new supercar MSO X

McLaren introduced the new supercar MSO X

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The novelty is dedicated to the legendary racing car McLaren F1 GTR. Division McLaren Special Operations (MSO) of the British supercar manufacturer presented a special version 570S called MSO X. The production of the novelty was only 10 copies. All of them have already been collected and handed to customers. Dealer on the west coast of the US McLaren Newport Beach has found customers for the entire edition of the new supercar. Therefore, the British were engaged in the construction, knowing that they had already received money for them. For its part, the seller organized a car delivery ceremony during the McLaren client event in Las Vegas. Appearance MSO X in many respects echoes with the racing version of the 570S GT4. Still, the novelty is also designed for the track. Liveri...
Volvo electric trucks will enter the market in 2019

Volvo electric trucks will enter the market in 2019

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Volvo is trying to get ahead of Tesla at least in the segment of trucks on electric traction. The Swedish manufacturer Volvo Trucks has announced that it will begin supplying electric trucks to the markets of Europe and North America from next year. Volvo Trucks announced the opening of a new market segment for a couple of months later from Tesla, which introduced its Semi electric truck. However, electric trucks from Volvo will appear earlier for a year on a free sale. According to the president of the company Klas Nilsson, electric cars will play an important role in improving the ecology in urban areas. In addition, trucks on electric traction will produce much less noise than traditional vehicles with diesel engines. "Using electric trucks, we simultaneously solve two p...