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Day: March 7, 2018

The Tesla Model 3 competitor from BMW was named i4

The Tesla Model 3 competitor from BMW was named i4

Concept Cars, News
Bavarians will establish the release of electric power in 2020. They promise a range of 600-700 kilometers. Concern BMW announced the name for the new electric sedan, which will be built on the platform 3 Series and 4 Series GT. It will get the index i4. The novelty will compete with Tesla Model 3. This was announced by the company's president Harald Kruger during a press conference at the Geneva Motor Show. Thus, we are expected to expand the range of the sub-brand BMW i. A new sedan with an electric installation will stand in a hierarchy just above the BMW i3. In the development of an electric vehicle, engineers will rely on last year's BMW i Vision Dynamics concept. However, the exterior design can be revised. The new model will be driven by an electric power plant of the f...
At the Geneva Motor Show showed a serial flying car

At the Geneva Motor Show showed a serial flying car

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The Dutch company PAL-V showed on the motor show in Frankfurt a serial version of a flying car called Liberty. The vehicle is already available for pre-order. The cost of a flying machine is 499 000 euros. For this money, the customer will be able to purchase a version called Pioneer Edition. Later for the order the Sport edition is available for a price starting from 299 000 euros. After the premiere, the flying car will go to all the necessary certification procedures to meet the requirements for land and air transport. In PAL-V expect to receive all necessary licenses both in Europe and in the US. The first copies of Liberty can be delivered to customers as early as next year. The novelty is a mixture of car and helicopter. The vehicle can carry only two people. It is equipped...
What’s changed in the Mercedes C-Class

What’s changed in the Mercedes C-Class

News
The C-Class sedan is not a newcomer to the market, but a full replacement is still a couple of years, so while the Germans offer a restrained and accurate facelift. The changes are purely cosmetic in nature: the sedan received retouched bumpers, a false grille with a different pattern and a new optics - all these changes made the younger model even slightly more similar to the older ones. So, the headlights of the top versions are now LED, with 84 light elements, an adaptive mechanism and a high-beam switching automaton. In addition, depending on the equipment C-Class trim a different set of external elements from the chrome strips to the air intakes. Finally, new wheel disks appeared. There are notable changes in the cabin to find, but the modernization touched a bit on it, ther...
Kia showed the design of the new Quoris

Kia showed the design of the new Quoris

New Cars, News
Company Kia has published design sketches of the flagship sedan K900 of the next generation. The public premiere of the novelty will be held in late March at a motor show in New York. A distinctive feature of the sedan will be a massive radiator grille made in the original concept of "Tiger's Nose", consisting of 176 individual elements. In addition, Quoris will receive tail lights and exhaust pipes with a chrome trim. As previously reported, engineers and designers of the South Korean brand will try to turn the next Quoris into a more luxurious car, so that it could approach the Audi A8, Mercedes-Benz S-Class and BMW 7-Series. The new Kia Quoris, unlike its predecessor, will be available with both rear and four-wheel drive. The line of engines will include the previous 3.8-li...
Crossover Ferrari will receive a hybrid installation based on the V8 engine

Crossover Ferrari will receive a hybrid installation based on the V8 engine

News
The company Ferrari is developing a hybrid power plant based on the eight-cylinder gasoline engine. This is with reference to the head of the Italian brand Sergio Marchionne reports Auto Express. It is assumed that the new unit will be used on the first crossover of the supercar manufacturer. "The hybrid Ferrari with the installation based on the V8 engine will appear in 2019. We have already started testing prototypes, "Marchionne said. The novelty will be the second in the history of Ferrari with a combined power plant after the hypercar of LaFerrari, which was based on a 12-cylinder unit. As expected, the new hybrid scheme is used in the future crossover of the company, which will appear next year. Such a car will compete with Lamborghini Urus, as well as with the new version ...
Ferrari 488 became lighter and more powerful

Ferrari 488 became lighter and more powerful

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Ferrari introduced the most extreme version of the model 488. The novelty was called Pista, which in Italian means "track", and was shown to the public at the Geneva Motor Show. Direct orders for the car start in the near future. The prices for the car will start from 283 397 euros. Ferrari 488 Pista received a significantly upgraded 3.9-liter V8 engine with two turbines. The power of the unit is 720 hp. and 770 Nm of torque. That's 5o hp. and 10 Nm more than the standard 488. Thus, the novelty will become the most powerful in the history of Ferrari car, equipped with an eight-cylinder engine. Yes 100 km / h two-door sports car accelerates in 2.85 seconds. Mark the 200 km / h machine can reach in 7.6 seconds. The maximum speed of a charged sports car is 340 km per hour. The we...
Jaguar built a unique 34-year-old XJ for the drummer Iron Maiden

Jaguar built a unique 34-year-old XJ for the drummer Iron Maiden

New Cars, News
At the Geneva Motor Show, the premiere of the Jaguar XJ, which was built by Jaguar Classic for the drummer of the Iron Maiden group, Niko McBrane, was held. The car, which became part of the celebration of the 50th anniversary of the model, received original stylistic decisions and a "musical" name - the Greatest Hits. Restomod built on the basis of model XJ6 of the sample of 1984. The modification of the body, cabin, power plant and suspension took 3500 hours, and 4000 new parts and components. In particular, Jaguar received a new front and rear bumper, wings, thresholds, adjustable suspension, LED lights, door handles and side mirrors from the XJ Series II, seats with a new profile, a modern multimedia system with a touchscreen display and a new air conditioner. At the same tim...
Flying car Italdesign and Airbus turned into Audi

Flying car Italdesign and Airbus turned into Audi

New Cars, News
Audi joined the project to develop a flying car, which is conducted by Italdesign and Airbus. At the Geneva Motor Show, a new version of the prototype Pop was introduced. Up, which was stylized under the cars of the German automaker. Prototype Pop. Up debuted a year ago. This concept car differs from the car presented in 2018 only in design. The basis of the prototype Italdesign and Airbus - capsule-salon, designed for two people. Depending on the conditions, it either is attached to a platform on wheels, or to an aircraft with four screws. In both cases, the prototype uses electric traction to move. According to the idea of ​​the creators, the use of a particular platform will be determined using a mobile application, in which you must enter the destination. After that, the s
Skoda Fabia: how the hatch changed

Skoda Fabia: how the hatch changed

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Skoda Fabia managed to change the generation. And now also has undergone restyling: the updated car has received new light-emitting diode optics, the changed cowl and optional 18-inch wheel disks. If the changes in appearance can be called retouching, then the modernization of the interior was much more profound. The hatchback received an updated dashboard (including optional digital), some other driver's and passenger's seats, as well as a new multimedia system with a 6.5-inch touchscreen display. In addition, the modernized infotainment system integrates support for Apple CarPlay, Android Auto and MirrorLink protocols. Several new active and passive safety systems also became available on Fabia. In particular, the updated hatchback can be equipped with the function of monitorin...
The most frightening machine in Geneva was the modular sports car Sin

The most frightening machine in Geneva was the modular sports car Sin

New Cars, News
British company Sin Cars presented a modular sports car S1 at the Geneva Motor Show. The machine can be configured for any task, for example, for use on ordinary roads or a track, and also to choose any body design for it. At the heart of the Sin S1 is a tubular chassis, on which the necessary components are hung. In this case, additional nodes can be reinstalled to the already existing modification of the sports car. When using the machine on the track, you can choose between a powerful coupe or a configuration with an open cockpit in the style of Caterham. The S1 engine is represented by a gasoline, hybrid and fully electric installation. Standard internal combustion engines are units of 2.0 and 3.5 liters capacity of 255 and 365 horsepower. With them the sports car can acceler...