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In Switzerland, stopped sales of diesel Mercedes and Porsche

In Switzerland, stopped sales of diesel Mercedes and Porsche

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The Swiss authorities suspended the registration of new Mercedes-Benz and Porsche cars with diesel engines, as engines do not meet environmental requirements. This is reported by Automotive News. Under the ban were minivans Mercedes-Benz Vito with 1.6-liter engines, as well as crossovers Porsche Macan and Cayenne, equipped with engines of 3.0 and 4.2 liters, respectively. The ban on registration concerns cars that will be imported into the country after August 17. Machines entered in the database before this date, can be operated, but their power units will have to undergo modification. This is not the first time that Porsche cars fall under the ban on registration activities. In June, it became known that the German brand was forced to stop the European sales of its cars because of ...
Toyota stops selling Versvo compact in the European market

Toyota stops selling Versvo compact in the European market

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According to the British edition of Autocar, from January to July only 852 copies of this model were sold on the British market against 3,969 copies of RAV4 crossovers, which, in fact, hit the sales of the compact van. The reason for Verso's weak sales lies not only in the fact that minivans and compacts are currently not popular in the largest automobile markets, but that Verso is equipped only with classic 1.6 and 1.8-liter atmospheric engines, as well as unpopular the current turbodiesel capacity of 1.6 liters, while the vast majority of RAV4 are sold in a hybrid version. It is noteworthy that the company will continue to sell in the UK market another compact-hybrid Prius +, which is sold even worse: in January-July this year, the brand sold only 523 copies of this model. Sales...
Audi RS Q3 new generation will receive an increase in power

Audi RS Q3 new generation will receive an increase in power

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In the last few weeks, Audi is actively testing a prototype of the second generation of the "charged" crossover RS ​​Q3. His debut will take place early next year, but now insider information about the characteristics and type of his engine begins to appear. According to the British edition of Autocar, the crossover will save under the hood a turbocharged five-cylinder TFSI engine with a volume of 2.5 liters, but its capacity will increase from 335 horsepower in the current model to 362 forces. By the way, about this power develops the current RS Q3 Performance. The gearbox will remain, apparently, the same - a seven-speed two-disk "robot" S-Tronic with the index DQ500, which can also be found on the diesel versions Q3 with a two-liter engine. As for the modification of the Q3 RS Per
Geely crossover received a special version

Geely crossover received a special version

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The new compact crossover - the standard version - Geely declassified in early August. In China, the model will be sold under the name Binyue, and as a global name is still used in-house index SX11. Today the brand has published photos of the "sports" modification. Note that the public premiere of the new model has not yet taken place, a full presentation of Binyue / SX11 will be held on August 22. From the usual SUV version Sport differs in decor: this crossover has received other bumpers, one of the elements of the radiator grille is made in red, the emblem of the brand is painted black. Also, the SX11 Sport got a dual exhaust system and a large spoiler. The roof and struts of the "sport" cross were made black. Even in a special crossover changed the color scheme of the virtual "dashb...
Motorist prevents motorcycle theft

Motorist prevents motorcycle theft

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On the Internet, a video appeared, which shows how a motorist prevented the hijacking of a motorcycle. Video with the incident in London, posted on YouTube. Two criminals on a motor scooter wanted to steal a parked bike, trying to remove the lock on the rear brake disc. It was seen passing by the driver of the old Ford Fiesta, who decided to frighten off the thieves. At the same time one of the attackers, threatening with a hammer, drove the motorist back into the car. In addition, he smashed the left-hand headlight with the instrument and tore off the outer mirror. After that, the criminals decided to hide, but after a few seconds the driver, including the rear gear, shot down the scooter of the hijackers. At the same time thieves, abandoning their scooter, fled. In the last seconds...
Pickup Toyota performs feats instead of Chuck Norris

Pickup Toyota performs feats instead of Chuck Norris

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Toyota's North American division has released a new Tacoma commercial, in which the pickup acts as Chuck Norris. The video, which starred and the famous actor, posted on YouTube. A car with an autographed heroic insurgency on the wing pulls a policeman out of quicksand, saves the builder after falling from the scaffolding, helps a teenage boy get a soccer ball from a tree, wins a chess tournament in Russia, slips through the waves and wins the fight of a negative character. In the US market, the Toyota Tacoma is offered with a 2.7-liter petrol "four" with a capacity of 161 hp, as well as a 3.5-liter V6 unit that produces 281 horsepower. Transmission - a six-speed "mechanics" or "machine" of a similar range.
Ford Announces selfdriving Vehicle

Ford Announces selfdriving Vehicle

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Ford has published a 44-page document entitled "A Matter of Trust", which contains information and images about the first serial unmanned vehicle of the American brand. The automaker plans to bring autonomous vehicles to the roads in 2021. The car will be equipped with a sensor that tracks its exact location with GPS data and a high-precision map of the area. The laser rangefinder LiDAR, working in a range of 360 degrees, helps to orient oneself on the road and creates a three-dimensional picture of the surrounding space. Plus, the UAV is equipped with a complex complex of radars and cameras that track both static and moving objects. The serial car will receive the autopilot of the fourth level. This means that the novelty can completely move independently in certain areas under norm...
Infiniti showed the design of an electric roadster

Infiniti showed the design of an electric roadster

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Infiniti has published a sketch design that gives an idea of ​​the appearance of the conceptual electric roadster Prototype 10. The public premiere of the novelty will take place on August 23 at the Elegance Competition at American Pebble Beach. The appearance of the single-seat electric roadster is a further development of the new design philosophy of the Japanese brand, which was first shown on the prototype Infiniti Q Inspiration. The distinctive features of the concept car were a long and wide front end of the body, as well as a narrow windscreen. There is no information on the technical component of the novelty yet. For example, the predecessor of the concept - Infiniti Prototype 9 - was equipped with a power unit from the second-generation Nissan Leaf: a synchronous electric mo
In BMW have thought up how to pour champagne in a glass from below

In BMW have thought up how to pour champagne in a glass from below

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BMW has patented a special system that will allow you to pour drinks in the car without spilling them. The technology used by the German manufacturer is similar to that used in the Bottoms Up device: the liquid enters the glass not through the top, but through a special valve built into the bottom. According to the edition of AutoGuide, the dispenser will consist of two tanks for drinks. Holders will become more reliable and will firmly fix the glass or glass. Presumably, a special filling system will appear on the 7 series sedans or Rolls-Royce models. In 2014, the Latvian company Dartz developed a project for the off-road car "Perviy" intended for the first persons of the state. Among other things, the car was equipped with a water dispenser with the possibility of heating, coo...
Racing supercar Mercedes-AMG without mileage will sell for 600 thousand dollars

Racing supercar Mercedes-AMG without mileage will sell for 600 thousand dollars

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Auction house RM Sotheby's put up for sale will put up for sale a special racing supercar Mercedes-AMG GT3 Laureus with zero mileage. For the car is planned to help out from 400 to 600 thousand dollars. The coupe was released to the 50-year-old division of AMG, which develops sports and racing versions of Mercedes-Benz cars. Supercar received a special chrome painted body, aerodynamic elements made of carbon fiber, as well as a unique 18-inch forged wheels. Supercar is equipped with a 6.3-liter atmospheric unit V8YU, developing 650 horsepower. The engine works together with a racing sequential six-speed transmission. The car also received a retuned suspension and a sports exhaust system with a special sound. The coupe will be on sale in the nearest weekend at the auction in th...