Audi is introducing its new sporty top models in the midsize class – the S4 and the S4 Avant. Their engine, a three-liter V6 with direct fuel injection and mechanical turbocharging, delivers a powerful 245 kW (333 hp). It accelerates the S4 to 100 km/h (62.14 mph) in just 5.1 seconds, but on average only uses 9.7 liters of fuel per 100 km (24.25 US mpg). The quattro permanent all-wheel drive system transfers its power to the road in style, which is then converted by the sport suspension into dyn
Citroën’s dynamic C4 range is now more alive with technology than ever before. An exciting new look gives the popular model even more appeal with new exterior and interior styling, updated equipment, body colours and wheel designs, as well as the introduction of two new low CO2, fuel efficient, petrol engines co-develo
The new-generation C3 Picasso MPV will be making its public debut at the upcoming Paris Motor Show and appearing in showrooms in first-quarter 2009.
The C3 Picasso bears all the hallmark creativity of Citroen and stands out with its bold styling and innovative architecture. Its cabin is astonishingly airy and spacious considering its compact exterior dimensions.
And the newcomer’s modular design is as intuitive as it is easy to use, making it tremendously versatile for all lifestyles a
Poised to lay down the gauntlet to its lower-medium rivals, including the next-generation VW Golf, one of this year’s most eagerly-awaited new models, New Megane, has arrived. Previewed for the first time in five-door form, in the lead-up to its world premiere at the Paris Motor Show in October, the successor to one of Europe’s best-selling cars ushers in a new era of styling, handling and quality.
Retaining characterful styling, Renault Megane's is immediately eye-catching. Its dynamic, elegant styling has been
The new Boxer Diesel Forester – itself only launched in April in petrol format – the boxer diesel catapults it to the top of the class for fuel economy and low emissions. It also offers drivers the longest range of any SUV at more than 1,000 km before refuelling.
No other competitor can match the new Forester 2.0D X
The Best Golf of All Times
• Golf’s high customer value and comfort defy class distinctions
• New Golf design points the way to Volkswagen’s future
• TDI, TSI and DSG systems reduce fuel consumption by up to 28 percent
• First Golf with Adaptive Chassis and Automatic Distance Control
Wolfsburg, September 2008
A winner has built on its strengths: Audi is providing even more refinement in its full-size class A6 model. Sporty engines round out the program, with an overall 15 percent drop in fuel consumption across the range. A further improved suspension system and new high-tech assistance systems increase comfort and convenience, and the MMI operating system has completely new and impressive capabilities.
The upgraded A6 – sedan, Avant, A6 allroad quattro and S6 – will be launched in Germany in October. In spite of th
426 kW (580 hp) and 650 Nm (479.42 lb-ft) torque, acceleration from zero to 100 km/h (62.14 mph) in 4.5 seconds and an optional top speed of 280 km/h (173.98 mph): the new Audi RS 6 Sedan has launched itself to the very top of the business class – as the most powerful series-production sedan in its segment. The sporty tiptronic transmission and the quattro all-wheel drive system, which has a slightly rear-driven emphasis, transfer the immense power onto the road with no loss. Uncompromising perf
Lexus has announced the addition of all-wheel drive (AWD) versions of its flagship luxury sedan, the LS 460 and long-wheelbase LS 460 L. The 2009 model year expands Lexus' AWD lineup, making the LS 460 the fourth luxury sedan to offer AWD performance following the IS 250, GS 350 and LS 600h L.
The AWD versions of the LS 460 and LS 460 L will utilize a drivetrain almost identical to their hybrid counterpart, the LS 600h L. The AWD system featur
Launched in North America in 2007, Mazda CX-9 was praised as a new crossover SUV that combines a sleek and sporty look and an exhilarating driving experience with high quality, space and flexibility. Mazda’s first three-row SUV has been a hit since then with customers and experts alike, winning North America’s coveted 2008 Truck of the Year award, which includes medium/large SUVs, and selling more than 53,000 units globally through June 2008.
The secret to this success has been an outstanding
The world’s most significant celebration of the automobile takes place annually in Monterey, California. This year, it will see some of the most elegant, exclusive, and valuable vehicles ever produced in over 100 years of motoring, with Bugatti set to play a prominent role. On the evening prior to the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance, the highlight of the event, the marque renowned for impeccable automotive solutions, aesthetics and driving dynamics will unveil a second model to the world – the
New addition to the MINI family focusing in particular on sporting performance – and at the same time establishing a new market position for John Cooper Works. The MINI John Cooper Works and the MINI John Cooper Works Clubman provide the driving pleasure so typical of MINI in true racing character reflecting the unique nature and tradition of John Cooper Works.
• Drivetrain and chassis components derived directly from the MINI John Cooper Works CHALLENGE racing model: 155 kW/211 hp fo
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