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Month: January 2018

New 2018 Citroen C4 Cactus facelift revealed

New 2018 Citroen C4 Cactus facelift revealed

Hot News, New Cars, News
Citroen has updated the popular C4 Cactus but instead of just doing the usual nip and tuck, they decided to premiere their new comfort-based hydraulic suspension in Europe with it. The French company calls the new suspension "Progressive Hydraulic Cushions" and is offered as standard on Feel and Flair models, claiming it offers a “magic carpet ride effect”. The new suspension is combined with Citroen’s also new Advanced Comfort Seats that come with adjustable lumbar support and are filled with high-density foam, as well as better soundproofing. The exterior was restyled with new bumpers and new lights, while the characteristic AirBumps are now smaller and positioned lower, just above the sills. Citroen says the new C4 Aircross now offers 31 different combinations to choose fr
Alfa Romeo is working on new Giulietta and 4C

Alfa Romeo is working on new Giulietta and 4C

News, Rumors
The new 4C will definitely lose the manual transmission, and Giulietta can get a rear-wheel drive. After the premiere of the Giulia sedan and the crossover Stelvio, the portfolio of products of the Italian car manufacturer Alfa Romeo has been significantly updated. According to rumors, a compact crossover is also under development. It also became known that the company is developing a new hatchback C-class Giulietta and a compact coupe 4C. This is reported by the publication Auto Express. "In order to fully update the range of Alfa Romeo models, we need another pair of new products - something in the C-segment and obviously a sports car," said Roberto Fedeli, Chief Technical Officer of the company. The new Alfa Romeo Giulietta could be built on the reduced platform of the Giul...
Maserati recalls 1,500 vehicles in North America

Maserati recalls 1,500 vehicles in North America

News
In the United States, a regulator announced the recalling campaign - the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration NHTSA. On the eve of the New Year, the Italian manufacturer of luxury cars Maserati announced another recall campaign, which became the fifth in 2017. This time, he responds to a relatively small number of cars - almost 1,500 units. The cause of the recall is the detected problem of the fuel line, which can lead to a leak of gasoline to the engine compartment and the occurrence of a fire. And as you know, ignition of gasoline brings catastrophic consequences. In the United States market, 1,406 units of the Maserati Quattroporte and Ghibli sedan of the 2018 model year are recalled. In Canada, all the models of the manufacturer in the quantity of 86 units, whic...
BMW presented special versions of M3 and M4 Heat Edition for Japan

BMW presented special versions of M3 and M4 Heat Edition for Japan

News
Each of them will have a limited edition of 15 copies. It is important for Japanese customers to have a rare car. Therefore, at the end of 2017, the Bavarian car manufacturer BMW offered for the Japanese market new special versions of the M3 sedan and the M4 coupe called Heat Edition. For the new Japanese special versions of the BMW M3 and M4, the Competition package is available, which provides a new setting for the chassis and ESP, and an increase in the engine's power to 450 horsepower. Also, Heat Edition is equipped with components of the BMW M Performance accessories range. Each buyer is given additional options to create a unique instance of the BMW M3 or M4. All 30 cars will be delivered in a unique color BMW Tanzanite Blue Metallic with aluminum forged wheels model ...
Underground Racing showed a 1000-hp version of Lamborghini Gallardo

Underground Racing showed a 1000-hp version of Lamborghini Gallardo

News, Tuning
Such a tuning kit is suitable for the model Audi R8 V10 first generation. On the eve of the American tuning company Underground Racing showed in the social network Facebook unique special version of Lamborghini Gallardo, made in a single copy. It was delivered to a client from Texas, USA. The latest project Lamborghini Gallardo from the tuning studio Underground Racing includes a package of updates to the engine V10 Stage 3. The car received a set of double turbo, a new exhaust system, finalization of the intake system and the cylinder block. On gasoline with octane number 93 and the firmware of engine control unit JRR MoTeC supercar has a capacity of 1000 horsepower. And such a performance the dynamometer showed on the wheels. The tuner provides a warranty for its modifications ...
New details of the future electric version of the Audi Q2 L became known

New details of the future electric version of the Audi Q2 L became known

News, Rumors
German automotive manufacturer is preparing for the fact that in the China will alternately refuse of gasoline and diesel cars, and then from hybrids. The day before it became known that the production of the "stretched" version of the compact crossover Audi Q2 was started in China, which received the prefix L. And now there were details about the development of its fully electric modification E-Tron. This is reported by the resource Indian Autos Blog. The future electric version of the crossover Audi Q2 L E-Tron, most likely, as well as standard modifications of the "elongated" will be sold exclusively in China. The name of the electric car Audi Q2 L E-Tron has not yet been officially confirmed. The electric SUV Q2 L E-Tron can receive a range of 500 km, which corresponds to the...
Oettinger built a unique VW Golf 400R police car

Oettinger built a unique VW Golf 400R police car

News, Tuning
Germany needs police super cars to pursue violators on unlimited autobahns no less than Dubai. Oettinger presented a solution to this issue - the Golf 400R. Probably, the German police do not have budget funds for the purchase of the Porsche 911 fleet and Mercedes-AMG GT, since their units are represented in livery. As an alternative, the tuning studio Oettinger offered a unique special version of the charged hatchback Volkswagen Golf 400R with a maximum speed of 290 km/h. While the unique car is made in a single copy. It was presented earlier at the international tuning auto show in Essen. The Golf 400R is decorated with police livery and is equipped with special equipment: special signals on the roof. Also, the special version received a full set of aerodynamic body kit: fro...
BMW can present the M2 Competition in April 2018

BMW can present the M2 Competition in April 2018

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The edition of the BMW M2 Competition will not be artificially limited. The dimension of production will depend on demand and free production capacity. German automotive manufacturer BMW will officially introduce the model M2 Competition in April this year. Production of this new product will begin a little later, in July. This is reported by the resource BMW Blog, citing its own sources. The new charged coupe BMW M2 Competition is one of the most anticipated new products from the Bavarians in 2018. This model will have to bring the sporty spirit of the standard M2 to a new level. Already the legendary six-cylinder N55 engine with a double turbo and 3.0-liter displacement will be replaced by a retuned S55 engine with the same components as the M3 and M4 models. Under the light...
Alfa Romeo has found in the cars a poor-quality brake liquid

Alfa Romeo has found in the cars a poor-quality brake liquid

News, Rumors
It seems that during the assembly of some cars Alfa Romeo was flooded with an unknown liquid, and in the expansion tank of the brake system. The automaker is not sure of the reliability of several hundred of its cars and announced the start of a service campaign. As reported on the official website of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration on the US highways, the Italian automaker is going to recall the Stelvio crossovers and Giulia sedans, in which the brake fluid is not complied with under the hood. A total of 307 cars of the 2018 model year fall under the review. The automaker has already commented on the incident. According to Alfa Romeo, the brake fluid in the recalled cars may contain impurities of other oils, and they do not comply with the regulations of the A...
Mercedes-Benz has started winter tests of the new A-Class

Mercedes-Benz has started winter tests of the new A-Class

News, Spy Shots
After more than four years of development, the German manufacturer has passed to the final stage of testing its most compact model. At the end of 2017, Mercedes-Benz regularly uploaded new pieces of information about the novelties of the brand, the output of which is scheduled for 2018. Among the first model A-Class next generation, whose public premiere will be held in March at the Geneva Motor Show, and the online debut can be expected in February. The company warms up interest in its novelty by publishing teasers. The theme of the latter was the winter tests Mercedes-Benz A-Class, taking place in the frosty Sweden, where the hatchback premium class had to face temperatures well below 0 degrees Celsius. For example, the car went through an extensive series of tests at a speed o...