October 20th, 2010
Audi, Ferrari, Citroen … show their news from the Paris Auto Salon.
Almost a hundred prototypes firsts, supercars, electric cars, hybrids and expected new generations show that this year marks a coup have authority in the automotive industry and looking forward with conviction. Here are some of the most impotant news:
Abarth: Abarth Although the range is rather limited, radical versions Essesse stand will be the stars of the scorpion brand in Paris. The first, Essesse 500C has 160, final fantasy xiv gil, hp (20 more than the standard version) and improves the acceleration data in half a second (7.6). Also incorporates exclusive 18-inch wheels? and an exhaust system specific to the delight of its owner. On the other hand, the Evo Essesse Point, which also rises 1.4 Turbo engine power from 163 to 180 hp. Elements of this, sto energy credits , model include preparation of buffers, which are harder and shorter, the tires (which are also 18?) And sport seats for the interior. The latter is not available for sale until the end of the year.
Alfa Romeo: Alfa Romeo continues to operate its last and most important novelty, Juliet, adding new features to its range. The most notable, cheap eve isk, is the incorporation of the gearbox dual-clutch automatic called TCT, initially available in the 1.4-liter 170-hp MultiAir. The other novelty is the expected 2.0 JTDm diesel engine of 140 hp, which gets an average fuel consumption of just 4.5 liters.
Audi: Audi has news from the beginning to the end of its range. The Audi A1 has just recently joined the new engine 1.4 TFSI of 185 hp, which may be circulating on the roads in early 2011 and will serve the anticipated S1. Among the other pillars of the Audi booth also highlights the A7 Sportback, an intermediate alternative between A6 and A8 to 300 hp engines. In the sports division of the four rings, the most acclaimed star will be the GT version of the R8, which has led to its 5.2 FSI V10 engine to boost its power way up the 560 hp. As for future plans of the brand, will be interesting to see the new design of the Audi Quattro Concept, a lovely excuse to celebrate the 30 anniversary of the total traction from Ingolstadt.
Bentley: With very few modifications, the Bentley Continental GT will be the center of attention at the booth manufacturer Crewe (England). The new Continental GT has been modified to 15 hp more power (575 total) and is controlled by an automatic gearbox developed by ZF. When the mark issued the statement announcing assure that this model would introduce a smaller engine in the range, which we have no news yet, but it could significantly lower the original price (about 200,000 euros).
BMW: In a stunning work of design, BMW went to the fans of the coupes with the new 6 Series Concept, a model that moves in a manner faithful to what will be the new four-seat coupe of the brand. Although nothing is known about possible engines, prices or details. You might try only a prototype, but BMW has said that embodies the present and the future of their new models stylistic. With the X3 thing is different because it is already on sale. Already know which engines began to leave dealers, a 306-hp gasoline and diesel184, although most versions will be added during 2011 and even one? kit M? that affects the exterior design. Its starting price is 42,900 euros and will be the most seen in the Salon de Paris.
Chevrolet: The Chevrolet developments affecting virtually the entire range, starting with its smallest model, the Aveo. Came in 2011 with a larger platform and a large selection of diesel and petrol engines up to 115 hp. On the other hand, Paris will receive the new Captiva, Opel Antara twin brother, whose bid design is rather low risk. The most important thing is that the suspension has been adapted to European market (it is firmer driving for our tastes) and that may take a gasoline engine of 258 hp (a 3.0 V6 with direct injection). Finally, Chevrolet submit a five-door prototype based on the Cruze, to produce a cheaper alternative to fresh four-door sedan. Likewise, and based also on this same car, officially the arrival of Orlando, whose commercialization is planned for 2011 and intends to be a cross between an SUV and a MPV. It has seven seats and will be sold initially with three engines up to 163 hp.
Citroen: The Mark of the two chevrons tried to focus the attention of onlookers in Paris with the new C4 and the C-Zero electric, the electric iMiEV shares a platform with Mitsubishi and Peugeot ion. It is the first real product with electric technology that will soon begin to see on our roads (the sale will be mainly to fleets, since the price of 30,000 euros is too high for individuals). The C4 will not wait until 2011 to go on sale. With initial six engines and a new interior in full, this compact new technologies premiere stop-start engine, automatic gearbox more efficient and low-resistance tires. Will also have a version? DS? The DS4, which will be seen by him in Paris. The difference between each other as well as aesthetic, is that the DS4 can carry much more powerful engines (up to 200hp).
Ferrari: We performed in honor of the eightieth anniversary of the house Pininfarina, which has been so tightly linked to Ferrari throughout history. The SA Aperta a convertible variant derived from the spectacular 599 GTB Fiorano, which look like palms in the stand of the Italian brand. No doubt the object of attention will have to do with the engine of this quirk, a 670 hp V12 engine. For the rest, silence. By the way, if you had happened to buy a unit, know that each and every one of the eighty units.