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Day: January 27, 2018

In the footsteps of the Dieselgate: Audi recalls 127 thousand cars

In the footsteps of the Dieselgate: Audi recalls 127 thousand cars

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Under the new revitalized campaign, many Audi models come in: A4, A5, A6, A7, A8, Q5, SQ5 and Q7. According to the guidance of the KBA regulator, the German automaker Audi recalls 127,000 diesel vehicles. The reason is called the use of software that allows you to bypass restrictions on emissions of harmful substances established by the Euro-6 standard. The Federal Office for Motor Vehicle Inspectorate (KBA) issued a directive to the company in a timely manner to update the turbodiesel control unit V6 TDI in vehicles already sold. Of the total number of recalled vehicles, 77,000 were sold in Germany itself. The rest is distributed around the world. The press service of the company hastened to state that the recall is scheduled. It was the result of cooperation with the German ...
Video: Hot-hatch Seat vs. Olympic Spear

Video: Hot-hatch Seat vs. Olympic Spear

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The company Seat arranged a race between the charged hatchback Leon Cupra and an Olympic spear. The video is posted on the official channel of the Spanish automaker on YouTube. The race took place at the stadium. The sports projectile was sent to the race by the Czech thrower, the double Olympic champion Barbara Shpotakova. The charged hatchback Seat Leon Cupra is equipped with a two-liter turbocharged engine. Its output is 300 horsepower and 380 Nm of torque. The model also has an R-version, the engine of which gives out 10 horsepower more. A total of 799 such cars will be made.
American tuner crossed classic and modern Defender

American tuner crossed classic and modern Defender

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American studio East Coast Defender, specializing in the development of off-road vehicles Land Rover, introduced the latest project based on Defender 110. The car called Project Tuki is made in the style of the "farewell" modification of Heritage and equipped with a five-speed automatic transmission. In addition to the design in the style of the classic Defender, the features of the car are green body color, white steel rims with BF Goodrich tires, original bumper, also painted white, and an expedition roof rack. The interior features new seats, a dashboard and Kenwood multimedia system with navigation, support for Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, and a wooden steering wheel Nardi. The doors, the center console and the seats are trimmed with leather. Engine "Defender" - the sta...
In the garage prepared for demolition, found classic sports cars, forgotten for 30 years

In the garage prepared for demolition, found classic sports cars, forgotten for 30 years

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The hosts of The Barn Find Hunter found in the garage, littered with old garden tools, two classic sports cars of the 1960s: the Ferrari 275 GTB and the Shelby Cobra 427. The cars were left intact for almost 30 years until the owner of the garage received a notice of his demolition. Found Ferrari - this is the second generation of the Grand Tourer, which features an elongated bow for better stability at high speeds. The mileage is 21 thousand kilometers. Under the hood of the machine is installed a 3.3-liter V12 engine, the output of which is 290 horsepower and 294 Nm of torque. The unit works in conjunction with a five-speed manual transmission. The maximum speed of the car is 260 kilometers per hour. In 2016 at the auction Sotheby's Ferrari 275 GTB with the body Scagliet...
New trailer for the new season of Top Gear: supercars, ATVs and Ken Block

New trailer for the new season of Top Gear: supercars, ATVs and Ken Block

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The BBC Corporation has published the trailer for the 25th season of the Top Gear show. The first episode will be shown this spring. The new season will be attended by the previous lineup of leading - Matt LeBlanc, Chris Harris and Rory Reed. In the show, they will ride the new BMW M5, Alfa Romeo Stelvio, Kia Stinger, McLaren 720S, Honda Civic Type R, Lexus LC, also the eight-cylinder supercars Ford Mustang, Jaguar F-Type and Chevrolet Corvette. In addition, Ken Block will appear in one of the episodes, who will ride an off-road buggy as a policeman. The trailer also shows races on motorcycles and all-terrain vehicles. The first season of Top Gear with the new leaders, after the departure of Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May, was shown in May 2016. Then the pr...
350-HP Ford Focus RS turned into a taxi in Norway

350-HP Ford Focus RS turned into a taxi in Norway

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European division of Ford released a video with a story about the work of the Norwegian taxi driver Ewald Yastad, who works on a 350-strong hot-hatch Focus RS. The video was marked on the official YouTube channel of the automaker. Yastad operates in the municipality of Odda in the south of Norway - a popular tourist destination known for its fjords. The taxi driver uses a "charged" hatchback for about a year and a half, for which the car passed more than 127 thousand kilometers. Every day early in the morning, Yastad takes his son on a 16-kilometer route to the manger before he is called by tourists who come to visit the popular rock "Troll's Language". Taxis Focus RS is also popular with locals who nicknamed it "Blue Lightning" - because of its characteristic coloration and dyna...
The date of the premiere of the new compact crossover Lexus is named

The date of the premiere of the new compact crossover Lexus is named

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The company Lexus has developed a serial version of the crossover UX. According to Motor1, the premiere of the car will be held at the Geneva Motor Show in March 2018. The novelty will be focused, first of all, on the youth audience. The main competitors of the car will be BMW X1 and Audi Q3. All the technical characteristics of a compact crossover are kept secret. At the moment, the Japanese registered the indexes UX200, UX250 and UX250h. This suggests that the car will receive a hybrid version and modifications with 2.0 and 2.5-liter engines. In the Lexus lineup, the new product will be a replacement for the CT 200h, which has already been discontinued. The UX concept was first demonstrated at the Paris Motor Show in September 2016. The European division of Lexus was engaged in...
Nissan showed unmanned slippers

Nissan showed unmanned slippers

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The company Nissan demonstrated the possibility of its unmanned technologies in one of the Japanese hotels. So, guests can use the autonomous slippers, which are able to return to their own place on their own. In addition, in the hotel you can find unmanned pillows, chairs and tables, the press service of the company. To activate the ProPILOT Park system, the hotel visitor needs to press a special button. This parking aid is also used in the second generation Nissan Leaf. The equipment included a laser scanner, which determines the exact distance between the car and surrounding objects, as well as a system of circular vision. Earlier, Nissan developed the armchair of the future under the name ProPILOT. It is able to independently determine the position of the other seat in front,...
Reincarnation of the micro-car BMW Isetta – electric car Microlino

Reincarnation of the micro-car BMW Isetta – electric car Microlino

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Swiss company Micro Mobility Systems, since the late 1990s producing scooters and scooters, has presented the final prototype of its first car - Microlino. The car, created in the style of the legendary micro-car BMW Isetta, will appear on the European market this spring. For the first time, Microlino became known three years ago when its first images appeared. In 2016, the first prototype of the car made its debut at the Geneva Motor Show, and now the car is shown, which is already 95 percent of the commodity. The overall length of the micro-car is 2435 millimeters, the width is 1500 millimeters, the capacity of the trunk is 300 liters. The weight of the car reaches 450 kilograms. Like Isetta, the Microlino has a fully open front section, assembled with the steering wheel...
Tests of the most extreme version of the Ford Ranger revealed on video

Tests of the most extreme version of the Ford Ranger revealed on video

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The pickup Ford Ranger will receive a hardcore modification of Raptor, the premiere of which will be held February 7 in Bangkok The company Ford has published a video pick-up Ranger Raptor, which shows the testing of the new version of the model off-road. The public premiere of the novelty will be held February 7 in Bangkok. According to preliminary data, the Ford Ranger Raptor will receive a two-liter turbodiesel that will be lighter, but more powerful than the current 3.2-liter gasoline engine. According to another version, the new product will be equipped with a 2.7-liter V6 supercharger with a capacity of more than 300 horsepower. The engine will be combined with a 10-speed automatic transmission. The pickup Ford Ranger Raptor will be equipped with an upgraded suspension w...