2015 Citroen DS3

French automaker, Citroen, recently released the official photos and details of their new 2015 Citroen DS3.

This new vehicle offers new engine options, an updated exterior, better interior and new technological features.

According to Citroen, D3 and D3 cabriolet has already sold more than 300,000 units all over the world.
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Engines & Performance

Under the hood, DS3 receives new petrol and diesel engines. You can customize the new DS3 with your choice of BlueHDi 100 engine and Euro 6 BlueHDi 120 engine.

The BlueHDi 100 engine delivers 100 horsepower and is rated at delivering 78.2 mpg with a 79 g/km CO2 emission. The Euro 6BlueHDi delivers 120 horsepower and is rated 65 mpg with about 95 g.km CO2 emission.

Another option, specifically for the UK market only, is the Euro 6 compliant Pure Tech e-VTi -ETG engine. The engine delivers 82 horsepower and is rated 57.4 mpg (US) and about 95 g/km CO2 emission.
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Exterior

The new Citroen DS3 looks unique with new LED lights. The new headlights combine LED and Xenon technologies with sequential indicators. The LED headlights offer 35 % more energy in dipped-mode and 75 % in high-beam mode when compared to the conventional halogen head-lights.

The model rides on brand new 17-inch diamond-cut-alloy wheels but only for selected versions. The only difference between the DS3 hatch and the DS3 convertible is the roof which can be opened or closed according to the driver’s need.
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Interior

Inside, Citroen has added a laser-etched dashboard strip and screen-printed rear window. The car’s cabin has been painted in a fresh hue known as pearl-white, while the cabriolet receives a blended Blue color.

Safety

The car is equipped with brake profession; this is an automatic braking method that avoids low-speed-collisions. A short-range radar located at top of the car's windscreen detects obstacles such as stationary vehicles. At speeds of 30 kph, the sensors automatically activate the brakes to prevent collision.
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October 15, 2014 at 3:14 pm | No comment

2014 Land Rover Discovery Vision Concept

Land Rover recently revealed their latest Discovery Concept. This is the vision of the automaker’s future line of its Discovery cars; the very first model is expected in the year 2015.

The 2014 Land Rover Discovery Vision concept alludes to its unique lineage with great design elements that include alpine lights and stepped roof. Greater attention has been given to this SUV that creates versatility combined with a compelling design.
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Engine & Performance

The Discovery Vision Concept gets a new V6 engine 3.0 liter engine. Power output has been raised to 208 horsepower while torque is now 385 lbs ft.

A brand new 8-speed ZF automatic transmission replaces the old 6-speed gearbox. This sends power to all the 4 wheels via the Land Rover’s full-time 4-wheel drive system.

Exterior

This SUV retains the compact look with carefully designed elements that actually smooth out all lines across the car's exterior, but still retain the distinct Discovery cues such as alpine windows.

All the headlamps are paired with the traditional LED lights and laser diodes; this emits a pure, even beam of light. This helps in adding about 300 meters viewing distance.

The profile of this concept is definitely Land Rover, with one high belt line running seamlessly across the coach-style doors. The car's doors are operated via a gesture, so no need for any handles; you just swipe to get the doors unlocked.

The SUV is painted in a Tribeca Grey finish and rides on 23-inch alloy wheels with a bright silver finish.

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Interior

The interior is not only spacious but also versatile with a wide array of unique features. The multi-lifestyle versatility has been epitomized by highly reconfigurable seating.

Inside, a touch screen menu that can be used to fold seats flat or to slide them forward or backward has been incorporated. Once the seats are folded, the car can simply be converted from a standard 7-seat to a 6-seat, 5-seat or a 4-seat 'limousine' mode.

A detachable, carry-away stroller-style luggage is integrated into the car doors. This theme of versatility continues with materials used inside the cabin, which has been finished in 2 types of washable water and oil repellant leather that can be cleaned in a few seconds.

To create the warm atmosphere, there are wood veneer of the floor and the instrument panel.

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October 14, 2014 at 3:12 pm | No comment

2014 Volkswagen New Midsize Coupe Concept

Is "The Bug" about to get another big brother?

That is a possibility with the introduction of the 2014 Volkswagen New Midsize Coupe Concept, unveiled at the 2014 Beijing Auto Show in April.

It's not quite as tall as the Jetta, though wider than the CC. This provides for a sleeker, sportier appearance.

If the midsize coupe makes it to the production line, it is expected to compete with the Audi A3 and Mercedes-Benz CLA- Class among others.

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Engine & Performance

Under the hood, the New Midsize Coupe Concept is expected to be equipped with a 2.0 Liter, Inline 4 Turbo, capable of generating 217 horsepower.

It is front wheel drive paired with a 7 speed dual clutch automatic transmission.

You can expect 34 mpg on the highway while accelerating from 0-60 mph in 6.5 seconds topping out at a speed of 152 mph. Not bad for a coupe.

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Exterior

A full profile set of LED headlamps accentuate the front of the 4 door 2014 Volkswagen New Midsize Coupe Concept Car.

The chrome grille is sharp and the front fenders meet the hood seamlessly.

From the side, the first thing you may notice are the aluminum, black and red 20 inch wheels.
A predominant body line runs along the cars bottom from the front fender to the rear door handles and continues above the rear fenders.

The taillights have a strong 3 dimensional affect and the backend features the VW emblem squarely in the center.

Interior

Inside the 2014 Volkswagen New Midsize Coupe Concept you will see a much more stylish approach than that of the average VW.

It has Piano Black trim around dual analog gauges and a large infotainment screen stands out above the center stack.

The shift knob is black and chrome and the leather seats are white. Matching white door panels are complemented with wood grain.

It should sell for in the range of $28,000. At that price point, with its coupe styled roof line, diminutive length and broad track, it just might create quite a stir in the U.S.

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October 13, 2014 at 3:09 pm | No comment

2015 Bentley Continental GT3-R

Inspired by the triumphant Continental GT3 race car, the new 2015 Bentley Continental GT3-R is an ultra-dynamic, engaging and rare Grand Tourer that adds a new dimension to Bentley's signature combination of luxury and performance and promises an awe-inspiring and sophisticated drive experience.

This limited-edition two-seater GT will be hand-built at Bentley's Crewe Assembly plant in England, with the finishing touches at the British automaker's Motorsport division.

Out of the 300 units which will be sold worldwide, an estimated 99 units will be delivered in North America. This world-class, performance-focused luxury car will arrive at US dealerships in the first quarter of 2015. The price of the car includes free standard servicing for 4 years (at the 10,000; 20,000; and 30,000 mile marks).
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Specifications

General Info
Vehicle Type: Coupe Base Price: NA
Fuel Tank Capacity: 24 USgals (90L) MPG: 15 city / 31 hwy
Dimensions
Length:189.2 in. (480.6 cm) Wheel Base:108.1 in. (274.6 cm)
Height:54.9 in. (139.4 cm) Width:76.5 in. (194.4 cm)
Curb Weight:4839 lbs (2195 kg) Ground Clearance:NA
Luggage Capacity: 12.6 cu ft Maximum Seating: 2 people
Performance
Engine:V8 TwinTurbo Displacement:3993 cc
Horsepower:572 HP Max RPM:6000 RPM
Torque:516 lb-ft @ 1700 rpm Transmission:8-Speed ZF quickshift
0-60 mph:3.6 seconds Maximum Speed:170 mph (273 km/h)

Engine & Performance

The 2015 Continental GT3-R is propelled by the high-performance, track-proven 4.0-liter twin turbo V8 engine that generates 572 horsepower (580 PS) at 6,000 rpm and 516 lb ft (700 Nm) of torque.

This massive power is delivered to its all-wheel drive system through an eight-speed ZF automatic transmission with shorter gearing. The engine is fitted with precision-honed turbochargers and recalibrated control software.
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For the first time, Bentley integrates a torque vectoring system for each of the rear wheels. The upgraded powertrain is engineered specifically for acceleration; billed as the fastest-accelerating Bentley ever built, this race-inspired Grand Tourer can scoot from a standstill to 60 mph in just 3.6 seconds.

The breakthrough, performance-focused chassis system provides the car with an unrivalled dynamic capability in its sector, while the revamped Electronic Stability Control program allows optimum handling and responsiveness on the road. By differentiating the Drive and Sport modes, the driver has the option to choose either a relaxed Grand Tourer or a sharp race car, yet with maximum driver control. This exclusive model will also feature Bentley's prestigious Carbon Silicone Carbide braking system.

Exterior

The sleek, race-inspired and functional exterior of the ultra-exclusive Bentley Continental GT3-R features innovative styling elements, including an all-new front splitter and a fixed rear wing that is fitted to the boot lid, both of which are finished in carbon fiber as well as two bonnet vents to enhance the cooling capacity of the powertrain.

Specially designed to create an increased purposeful stance, the exterior of this highly-anticipated Grand Tourer is a perfectly composed interplay between form and function. All 300 units will be finished in Glacier White paintwork, elegantly contrasting with the gloss carbon fiber.

Staying true to its glorious inspiration, this high-performance yet luxurious Grand Tourer will feature a matrix grille, bumper strips, window surrounds and headlamp bezels, all finished in classy gloss black as well as two-tone green graphics tracing the two power lines to the side profile of the vehicle. Enhancing the aesthetics of the car, the all-new, lightweight 21-inch wheels are machine-forged from extra-strength alloy and finished in gloss black.

The all-new titanium exhaust provides the two-seater GT with a distinctive baritone roar as well as a weight saving of 15 lb.
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Interior

The sophisticated interior features a one-of-a-kind two-seat configuration that encompasses two finely crafted bespoke sporting seats with additional side support, thanks to innovative foam layers promoting extra comfort. This pair of relaxing seats are finished in Beluga black leather with diamond-quilted Alcantara.

The distinctively trimmed rear cabin is handcrafted from carbon fiber and upholstered in the finest leather and Alcantara. An intense green accent is used as a hide color on the instrument panel, door panels and the seats, subtly contrasting the Beluga leather and race-inspired, exquisite materials.

The carbon fiber center console, sill tread plates and passenger-side fascia panels are adorned with the stylish GT3-R badge.
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October 4, 2014 at 9:20 am | No comment

2014 Mercedes-Benz Coupe SUV Concept

It appears Mercedes-Benz has decided to make a move toward a coupe SUV version in a market controlled for some time by the BMW X6.

The 2014 Mercedes-Benz Coupe SUV Concept was unveiled at the Beijing Auto Show in April 2014. It is billed as a compliment to the M- Class. It is believed the vehicle may be in production by 2015.
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Engine & Performance

Although not yet officially announced, speculation would have a 4.6 Liter, twin turbo V8 under the hood. This would provide the SUV with 402 horsepower.

An optional engine may be the 5.5 liter version supplying 518 horses.

Exterior

The Mercedes-Benz Coupe SUV Concept has a forceful appearance beginning with an almost intimidating front fascia. The large grille features the prestigious Mercedes logo then has a square design overall.

The profile stands tall atop its immense 22" wheels. The dual body lines begin on the front fender and rises towards the rear.
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The precipitously vertical front windshield allows the roof to meet the top of the tailgate with an integrated rear spoiler.

The LED taillights begin well into the rear fender before wrapping around to the backend.
Chrome tipped exhausts are also nicely integrated into the rear bumper.

Interior

The interior is simple and elegant. The window and door controls are mounted high on the door panel sill for easy manipulation and the seats come in fine leather.

The steering wheel is made of wood grain with leather grips.
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An infotainment screen sits above the center stack with system controls readily available beneath it and in front of the dual armrest center console.

The coupe styled SUV is expected to compete with the X6 as well as the Porsche Cayenne.
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October 3, 2014 at 9:18 am | 1 comment

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