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BMW M4 received an external styling from M Performance

BMW M4 received an external styling from M Performance

News, Tuning
Known for extravagant versions of BMW cars, the dealer of Abu Dhabi Motors put up for sale its special version of the M4 coupe of poisonous-green color. As in previously exhibited tuned copies of BMW models, the dealer did not begin to refine the M4 three-liter engine TwinPower Turbo with a power of 431 horsepower and 550 Nm of torque. All work was focused on the appearance and interior of the coupe. The car BMW M4 is painted in a shade of green Signal Green. In the exterior, the following accessories M Performance, made of carbon: the body of the side mirrors, front splitter, rear diffuser. Also installed is the Akrapovic exhaust system with carbon fiber nozzles and brake calipers of yellow color. The salon received a small tuning in the form of inserts of carbon fiber, Al...
Mazda officially confirmed the return of the rotary engine in 2019

Mazda officially confirmed the return of the rotary engine in 2019

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The Wankel engine will serve as a generator for a new electric vehicle, comparable in size to the Mazda3. Wankel's rotary engines will again be produced and installed in Mazda cars starting in 2019. This is reported by the publication ZerAuto.nl, with reference to an interview with Mazda Motor Europe's sales vice president Martin Ten Brink. The insider Mazda announced its intention to use a rotary engine as a generator for charging electric vehicle batteries. A similar technology is used in the electric BMW i3, whose generator is a two-cylinder piston motor. An experiment using a rotary engine for this purpose Mazda already carried out in the mid-2000s. Then the minivan Premacy Hydrogen RE was equipped with a Vankel gasoline-hydrogen engine (modernization of the rotor engine f...
Motor Show in Detroit can be moved in time

Motor Show in Detroit can be moved in time

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The North American international auto show in Detroit has traditionally been held in January for decades. However, it seems that the organizers of the show are considering the transition to autumn. The international auto show in Detroit (NAIAS) can be postponed to October after 2019. This is reported by the resource Crain's Detroit, with reference to the representative of the organizers of the event, Max Mansi. So far, only the possibility of transfer is being considered. No official statements have been made. As is known, annually in the second decade of January in Las Vegas in the US is the international exhibition of consumer electronics CES. Usually less than a week starts the car dealership in Detroit. The organizers of the latter because of this docking are now thinking abo...
Updated Mazda MX-5 can become more powerful

Updated Mazda MX-5 can become more powerful

News, Rumors
The Japanese compact roadster can be endowed with an 181-horsepower motor. In the database of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), information has appeared on the Mazda MX-5 2019 model year with a two-liter petrol engine with a capacity of 181 horsepower. The declassified data was removed from the MX-5 2019 VIN code from the NHTSA database. Also in the documentation it is reported that a more powerful engine will be the only one for the roadster. Accordingly, next year even the basic equipment of the Mazda MX-5 will be equipped with an 181-horsepower engine. Recall that a two-liter four-cylinder Skyactiv-G current version of the MX-5 has a capacity of 155 horsepower. Unfortunately, the disclosed information does not inform the Skyactiv engine generati...
Mercedes-Benz has prepared CLA Shooting Brake Night Edition for Geneva

Mercedes-Benz has prepared CLA Shooting Brake Night Edition for Geneva

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As part of the dealership, the German manufacturer will present a special version of the "five-door" CLA. At the Geneva Motor Show, the public premiere of the Mercedes-Benz CLA Shooting Brake Night Edition will take place. The station wagon received a body kit and 18-inch multi-spoke AMG wheels. In combination with the optional Night package, the Night Edition version becomes the first Mercedes-Benz car with completely black AMG wheels. The basic equipment of the novelty also includes LED head optics High Performance and a badge Edition on the wing. Photo of the interior of the CLA Shooting Brake Night Edition the manufacturer did not publish, but said that it is characterized by the contrast of black and white. Many elements of the interior received white accents, for example, w...
Milan atelier prepared for Geneva luxury coupe based on Maserati

Milan atelier prepared for Geneva luxury coupe based on Maserati

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The Italian tuning atelier Touring Supperleggera will present at the Geneva Motor Show a "grand tourer" Sciadipersia. The car was made by order of an unnamed customer of the company based on Maserati Gran Turismo. In total, the company plans to produce 10 copies of the model. According to the chief designer of Touring Supperleggera, Louis de Fabbriker, the concept of the car was borrowed from the 1958 Maserati 5000GT The Shah of Persia and the passenger train "Orient Express" - a symbol of luxury and romance of long trips. The body of Sciadipersia is made by hand. Among the unique details: the rear pillars of frosted aluminum, the back of sharp edges, made in contrast to the more rounded front, a large glazing area in comparison with the original car, and a panoramic roof. The...
Volkswagen is testing a new plug-in hybrid Tiguan

Volkswagen is testing a new plug-in hybrid Tiguan

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New Volkswagen Tiguan PHEV can debut at the end of April at the international motor show in Beijing. Concern Volkswagen has begun winter tests of a new plug-in hybrid version of the crossover Tiguan. The novelty will be oriented to the Chinese market. Pictures of the test specimen without camouflage were at the disposal of the publication Motor1. In 2015, the German company has already released the concept Tiguan GTE with a hybrid plug-in installation. The prototype has similarities to this concept. In particular, he received a front bumper with the same C-shaped LED daytime running lights and air intakes. However, the test specimen has an enlarged wheelbase, like the European Allspace or the Chinese Tiguan L. Also, the car lost the GTE label on the radiator grille. Instead, t...
New electric Jaguar XJ: the first image

New electric Jaguar XJ: the first image

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The British decided to create a rival for the large Tesla Model S sedan - they will be the next generation of the Jaguar XJ. The designer under the nickname Ascarris presented his vision of the design of the Jaguar XJ of the new generation on the rendered image. In his opinion, the novelty will receive features of the exterior style from the new electric vehicle I-Pace and the body of the four-door coupe. In the car concern Jaguar Land Rover decided to reinvent the representative sedan, but now in the status of an electric car. Jaguar XJ with a change of generations will receive an electric power unit. This was previously reported by Autocar with reference to the company's insiders. Since Mercedes-Benz, BMW and Audi have not yet decided on the development of electric versions ...
About actor Paul Walker will make a documentary film

About actor Paul Walker will make a documentary film

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The film will be directed by Adrian Baitenhais, the creator of the tape "I'm Heath Ledger". The working title of the film is "I'm Paul Walker" In the US, a documentary film about the actor Paul Walker, who died in an accident, will be removed. The film will be directed by Adrian Baitenhais, the creator of the tape "I'm Heath Ledger". The Paramount Network and Network Entertainment companies participate in the project, Deadline reports. The working title of the film is "I am Paul Walker". The film will include interviews with colleagues and friends of the actor. Also in the film will show some aspects of his biography and career. Paul Walker was killed in a car accident in California in 2013. An accident occurred in the city of Santa Clarita, which is located north of Los Angel...
The manufacturer of the motorcycle equipment made for Pagani the roof-origami

The manufacturer of the motorcycle equipment made for Pagani the roof-origami

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The company Pagani in cooperation with the manufacturer of protective equipment Dainese has developed an innovative soft roof, which can be folded as origami. It consists of a modular carbon fiber skeleton and a technical fabric called Pagani Fabric. A material consisting of several layers with water repellent impregnation has special deformation zones, which allow it to fold together with the frame. This solution improves the strength of the structure and reduces the amount of space required to store the folded roof. Earlier, the head of Pagani Horatio Pagani confirmed the work on the electric supercar. Such a car in the model range of the brand will not appear until 2025. Until then, the brand will continue to use the engines Mercedes-AMG V12. In September last year, Webasto...