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New Design Variants of the AC Schnitzer Type VII Wheel

Sinful black or radiant silver? Now at AC Schnitzer, two beautiful wheel sisters in the Type VII series are competing passionately for the favour of drivers of BMW X5 and X6. After the recent successful launch of the dark alloy wheel, the brightly shining version now rises fresh from the forging fire. Also in a

GEM Peapod: Meet the New Neighbor

With all the talk about alternative powertrain vehicles on the roads, many forget that Chrysler leads the industry with the most zero-emission electric vehicles. Chrysler subsidiary GEM, or Global Electric Motorcars, in the last decade has put 38,000 electric neighborhood vehicles on the roads. Now GEM has a new name – GreenEcoMobility – and new styling to lead its expansion into the next decade. The new name signifies the company’s goal of redefining environmentally friendly vehicles. The

2009 Mercedes-Benz S 400 BlueHYBRID

The CO2 champion in the luxury class, with an efficient hybrid drive system and lithium-ion technology Mercedes-Benz is launching its first passenger car model equipped with a hybrid drive system in summer 2009 - the S 400 BlueHYBRID. The combination of a modified V6 petrol engine and a compact hybrid module makes the S 400 BlueHYBRID the world's most economical luxury saloon with a spark-ignition engine. The NEDC combined fuel consumption is a mere 7.9 litres per 100 kilometres. This make

Hyundai's New U2 1.6 CRDi Achieves Best-in-Class Performance for Compact Vehicles

The Powertrain R&D Center of Hyundai Motor Company has completed development of a new, more fuel efficient and cleaner diesel engine for compact passenger vehicles (C-segment and below). Displacing 1,582cc, the U2 is an inline four cylinder engine which utilizes second generation common rail diesel injection system to deliver class-leading performance. "Our diesel engine development capabilities are truly world-class and the proof can

Innovative Paint Protection Film From Volkswagen Protects Cars From Minor Damage

Volkswagen Accessories is offering a new protection system for VW models via it’s dealer network Frankfurt/Main / Wolfsburg, 16 September 2008 - Volkswagen Accessories is offering a transparent, perfectly fitting paint protection film for a large number of Volkswagen models via it’s dealers. The film, marketed under the brand name of "V-Protector", offers optimum protection from stone chips, corrosion damage and scratches caused during parking or

Mercedes-Benz C 250 CDI BlueEFFICIENCY Prime Edition: Efficiency and driving pleasure on a new plane

Mercedes-Benz is set to launch a completely new diesel engine generation starting in the autumn of 2008. For its world premiere, the Stuttgart-based car manufacturer will unveil a C-Class model with this new four-cylinder engine. In the C 250 CDI BlueEFFICIENCY Prime Edition, this engine produces, with its 2.2 litres of displacement, 150 kW / 204 hp and 500 Nm of torque. The premiere model can accelerate from a standstill to 100 km/h in just 7.0

The new Volvo C30, S40 and V50 1.6D DRIVe - with CO2 emissions of 115 and 118 g/km

At Paris Motor Show in early October, Volvo Cars is presenting economical new diesel variants of the C30, S40 and V50 models with fuel consumption of just 4.4 litres/100 km (C30) or 4.5 litres/100 km (S40 and V50). The corresponding CO2 figures of 115 and 118 g/km mean that the C30 and V50 have best-in-class CO2 emissions in their segments. All three models - the C30, S40 and V50 - are equipped with a special set of efficiency-enhancing features

Mazda Develops Plastic Molding Technology Which Reduces Consumption of Plastic Resins by 30 Percent

As part of its efforts to reduce vehicle weight, Mazda Motor Corporation has developed a new plastic molding technology that enables a substantial reduction in the weight of plastic parts used in vehicles. This plastic molding manufacturing technique cuts the consumption of plastic resins that are used as raw material by approximately 20 to 30 percent, with associated reductions in vehicle weight. The most common manufacturing method for produ

Fiesta ECOnetic – Ford’s Most Frugal Car

Bringing style and new levels of low-CO2 efficiency, Ford of Europe’s most frugal car – the new Fiesta ECOnetic – heads the Fiesta range at this year’s Paris Show. Powered by a specially-calibrated version of the 90 PS 1.6-litre Duratorq TDCi, combined with coated Diesel Particulate Filter, Ford’s most economical Fiesta can travel 100 kilometres using just 3.7 litres of fuel, on the EC Combined Cycle. This impressive fuel economy is matched with a class-leading CO2 output of 98 grams per kilometre – making F

Opel Fuel-Efficiency: New Corsa ecoFLEX

Opel introduces new pro-environmental ecoFLEX variant of the Corsa for model year 2009. With CO2 emissions of just 109 (Corsa 1.3 CDTI ecoFLEX), real fuel-efficiency star, requiring just 4.1 liters of diesel, respectively, per 100 km. The car is fitted with a maintenance-free diesel particulate filter as standard. The automaker is pursuing an array of activities as part of its commitment to further reduce fuel consumption and emissions of cars with conventional combustion engines. “At Opel

Safe Volvo cabin environment for allergy sufferers

The interior environment in a Volvo should also be safe for hypersensitive people; an ambition whose result means that three Volvo models, the S80, V70 and XC70, are now recommended by the Swedish Asthma and Allergy Association. An increasing number of customers are also beginning to make demands on the quality of the

HARTGE - Stainless steel exhaust systems for the M3

M3 (E92) Coupe: 18 92 0500 G HARTGE stainless steel exhaust system with sports catalysts (export version) with dual round tail pipes left and right, performance increase of 20 hp 18 92 0550 G HARTGE stainless steel exhaust system with sports catalysts (export version / sound +) with dual round tail pipes left a