Monday, August 31, 2015

World Premiere : New BALENO – Suzuki’s ideal compact hatchback


The all-new Baleno which will make its world premiere at the 66th IAA Frankfurt Motor Show will raise the bar for compact hatchbacks.

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2015 WEC - Nürburgring : One-two result for Porsche 919 Hybrids

Andreas Seidl, Teamchef Porsche Team, Brendon Hartley, Mark Webber, Timo Bernhard (L-R)

The Porsche Team claimed a one-two result in front of a great crowd at the fourth round of the FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC) at the Nürburgring. The trio of Timo Bernhard (DE), Brendon Hartley (NZ) and Mark Webber (AUS) won the six-hour race in temperatures of more than 30 degrees Celsius. Right behind them the sister Porsche 919 Hybrid of Romain Dumas (FR), Neel Jani (CH) and Marc Lieb (DE) came second. Over the weekend 62,000 people created a fantastic backdrop for the first German WEC race.

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2015 DTM - MOSCOW : Rockenfeller wins – Ekström claims back points’ lead

Mike Rockenfeller, #99 Audi Sport Team Phoenix - Audi RS5 DTM 

There is no doubt that he can rightfully refer to himself as ‘Moscow expert’. Two years after his victory in the first-ever DTM race at Moscow Raceway, Mike Rockenfeller had reason to celebrate in Russia once again. In a turbulent race, the Audi driver steered clear of every incident on the track, made maximum use of his pole position and scored a dominant lights-to-flag victory. “I had the car I need to win. In spite of the amount of success ballast, it was simply super-fast,” a jubilant Rockenfeller said. So fast, that even Bruno Spengler, with the considerably lighter BMW, wasn’t able to keep up. After a fierce battle with the drivers behind him, the Canadian crossed the finish line in second place, some four seconds down on Rockenfeller. The final slot on the podium went to a buoyant Mattias Ekström, who once again showed his great skills and claimed back the lead in the drivers’ standings from Pascal Wehrlein. The Mercedes-Benz driver was involved in one of two entertaining battling groups that made their mark on the race.

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Sunday, August 30, 2015

First exterior images of all-new Sportage

All-New KIA Sportage

  •     All-new Sportage to be unveiled at IAA Frankfurt
  •     New “face” is biggest design change
  •     European Design Centre led styling

Kia Motors has today revealed the first official exterior images of the all-new Kia Sportage, featuring a dynamic and strong new design. The all-new Sportage will make its global debut at the Frankfurt International Motor Show on 15 September 2015.

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Saturday, August 29, 2015

Mercedes-AMG DTM Team present first outlines of 2016 race car

2016 Mercedes-AMG C 63 Coupé DTM - Sketch

  • Looking ahead to the 2016 season: How the new DTM car fielded by the Mercedes-AMG DTM Team will look
  • Ulrich Fritz: “Our aim with this vehicle is, of course, to continue the Mercedes-Benz success story in the DTM.”
The 2015 DTM season reaches its climax in September. But even before the final race weekends of the year, the Mercedes-AMG DTM Team are providing an insight into what lies ahead for the race series, revealing the first designs of the car that they will enter for the 2016 campaign.

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Friday, August 28, 2015

Honda to showcase re-energised model range at 2015 Frankfurt Motor Show

Honda Project 2&4 powered by RC213V

  • Honda 2015 model range of entirely all-new and refreshed cars
  • Global premiere of Honda Project 2&4 powered by RC213V, modified for public road use, showcasing Honda’s uniquely creative engineering
  • Honda UNI-CUB β to make its German debut

The 2015 Frankfurt Motor Show underlines an important year for Honda and will see the brand presenting its new model range of entirely refreshed and all-new cars displayed together. Alongside the new line-up, Honda will also showcase design concepts and advanced technologies, all demonstrating Honda’s unique creativity in meeting the personal mobility challenges of today and the future.

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Monday, August 24, 2015

GAZOO Racing : World champions go ring racing

GAZOO Racing TS040 

World Champions Toyota GAZOO Racing will make the short journey south to participate in the fourth round of the World Endurance Championship, the Six Hours of Nürburgring.

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Sunday, August 23, 2015

2015 Formula 1 : Hamilton wins Belgian Grand Prix

2015 F1 Belgian Grand Prix Champion : Lewis Hamilton #44 Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team

Lewis Hamilton has extended his lead in the 2015 Formula 1 World Championship standings with a commanding lights-to-flag victory over Nico Rosberg in the Belgian Grand Prix, while Sebastian Vettel suffered his first non-score of the year after a dramatic late tyre blowout

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Saturday, August 22, 2015

Honda BR-V Prototype Makes World Premiere at GAIKINDO Indonesia International Auto Show 2015

Honda BR-V Prototype

The Honda BR-V Prototype officially made its world debut at the GAIKINDO Indonesia International Auto Show (GIIAS) 2015. This new generation crossover utility vehicle features the combination of an SUV appearance and handling and great utility and the spacious cabin of an MPV. Powered by a 1.5 liter i-VTEC engine with either a new 6-speed manual transmission or a continuously variable transmission (CVT), it enhances both driving performance and fuel economy. The much-awaited Honda BR-V is scheduled to be marketed first in Indonesia in early 2016, followed by other countries. 

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Outlook on series production – the Audi e-tron quattro concept at the IAA 2015

 Audi e-tron quattro concept - Sketched

  •     The latest battery technology and top aerodynamics ensure a range of more than 500 kilometers (310 miles)
  •     Sporty SUV with all-electric drive in series production from 2018
Electric driving at Audi is a pleasure, not a compromise. The brand is demonstrating this with the Audi e-tron quattro concept at the International Motor Show (IAA) 2015 in Frankfurt. The sporty SUV provides an outlook on the brand’s first large-series electric car.

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Friday, August 21, 2015

The New Mercedes-AMG C 63 Coupé : The sportiest C-class ever

2017 Mercedes-AMG C63S Coupé

AFFALTERBACH. : August 20, 2015 - Mercedes-AMG is setting a further landmark in the brand history: the new C 63 Coupé is the next step on the way to yet more technical and visual distinctiveness. The far-reaching technical modifications are evident at first sight: strikingly flared front and rear wheel arches, an increased track width and larger wheels give the Coupé a muscular look while at the same time providing a basis for the highly agile longitudinal and lateral dynamics. The brand's typical "Driving Performance" is taken to new heights also with the C 63 Coupé. The AMG 4.0-litre V8 biturbo engine with 350 kW (476 hp) or 375 kW (510 hp) is just as much a completely in-house development from Affalterbach as, for example, the sophisticated AMG RIDE CONTROL suspension with electronically controlled shock absorbers, the set-up of the AMG DYNAMIC SELECT transmission modes, the rear-axle limited-slip differential or the dynamic engine mounts

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ABT Sportsline with 430 hp for the new Audi RS3

2015 ABT AUDI RS 3

Not only space rockets are multi-stage vessels. Audi also adds another “stage” and tops its S3 with the even more powerful RS3. And the next boost is right around the corner: 

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