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The recently unveiled Mercedes C63 AMG Black Series Coupe revealed at Frankfurt and here are some spy shots of the Black Series Sporting the AMG Track Package and AMG Aero package.
The AMG Track Package includes exclusively developed tires, size 255/35 R 19 for the front and 285/30 R 19, active rear-axle transmission cooling, and a radiator located in the rear apron that allows the airflow to pass through it effectively.
The Aero dynamics package includes the front carbon fiber splitters and are located on the front bumper.
This package also includes a functionally tuned front splitter made of genuine carbon fiber and a fixed carbon-fiber rear Spoiler with an adjustable blade.
Both components not only increase the lift at the front and rear axle, they also aid the vehicle’s dynamic balance.
Powered by the 6.3 liter V8 engine throwing out 510 HP and torque of 457 ft-lbs, allowing the vehicle a 0 to 100 kph sprint time of around 4.2 seconds. Click Picture For Gallery
The 2013 Range Rover will be the fourth generation superceding the original that was produced from 1970 to 1996, the second series platform lasted from 1994 to 2001, and the current “Stormer Concept” that has been in production post 2002.
These Spyshots even though heavily camouflaged hints at its longer wheelbase and completely revised shell.
By using the lightweight material, engineers could lose up to 40 percent from the weight of the current Range Rover’s unpainted body shell, equating to a saving of roughly 660 to 880 pounds. Advanced composites are also expected to be used for certain elements, such as the body panels and rear tailgate.
Today we managed to snap some photos of the baby CLS, the new CLC. Codenamed C117, this little 4-door Coupe is based on a longer version from the platform made for the new A- and B-Class.
This platform will make it possible to offer both front- and all-wheel-drive versions, and with rumors of a high power AMG version it might be good with all-wheel-drive to be sure to get the power down.
Other engine options will be a petrol engine in two versions, delivering some 121 and 154 horsepower.
Diesel friends will be able to choose between a new 1.8 liter engine delivering two stages of power, 107 or 134 horsepower.
In all cases it will be connected to a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission or a six-speed manual.
We expect the CLC to hit a show room close to you in 2013 and perhaps a teaser or two at the Frankfurt IAA.
Originally named as the MegaCity concept, the BMW i3 will be the first vehicle produced under the i brand when it arrives next year. Two structures make up both the i3 and i8’s LifeDrive architecture – predictably, the Life aand Drive modules.
As its name would suggest, the Life part of the equation is what contains the driver and passengers, and the platforms have been individually developed for each model. In the case of the i3, a lightweight body structure is made up of a combination of aluminum and carbon fiber-reinforced plastics, with the Drive module mounted underneath, obviating the need for a transmission tunnel and allowing BMW to install two bench seats for four occupants in the front and back while providing 200 liters (7.06 cubic-feet) of storage.
Underneath that lightweight body lies the Drive system, comprised of the suspension, battery and drivetrain, along with structural and safety components. A liquid-cooled lithium-ion battery back spans the undercarriage and supplies juice to an electric motor mounted directly above the rear-drive axle. Yup, this a rear-wheel-drive EV hatchback, with the motor putting out 170 horsepower and 184 pound-feet of torque through a single-speed gearbox. BMW claims the i3 can reach an electronically limited top speed of 93 miles per hour and make the run from 0-60 in under eight seconds.
An available PRO ECO mode tweaks the throttle and electronics to boost efficiency, and braking regeneration feeds kinetic energy back into the battery pack. Remarkably, BMW also claims that you can charge the battery back to full in six hours using a standard power socket and the i3’s batteries can get to 80 percent in one hour using a high-speed charger (we’ll be getting more details on both very soon).
i8 – Vision Concept
This car was first released in 2009 Frankfurt Motor Show as the Vision Concept and was spied in Northern Sweden in 2010-2011 (Yellow Snow Edition)
Unlike the standard i3, the i8 will be a plug-in hybrid, with a turbocharged, 1.5-liter three-cylinder powerplant mounted up front and putting out 220 hp and 221 lb-ft of torque. Combined with the electric motor, the run from 0-60 mph is claimed to blow by in under five seconds, with fuel consumption estimated at three liters per 100 kilometers and seven liters per 100 clicks when driven like… well, a BMW.
The three-pot works in tandem with a lithium-ion battery pack and front-mounted electric motor pulled from the i3 and driving the front wheels, allowing an electric-only range of up to 20 miles on a charge. Put both systems together and you’ve got a front-wheel-drive vehicle for maximum efficiency, a rear-driver for maximum fun and all-wheel drive for maximum grip. And if that isn’t enticing enough, the i8 has a perfect 50/50 weight distribution.
Today the Subaru version of the Toyota-Subaru co-operation FT-86 has arrived to the Nürburgring in Germany for some track testing.
The two manufacturers are collaborating on a shared four-cylinder sports car that will be sold in two versions, beginning near the end of 2011, both sporting rear wheel drive for the purists.
Even if the Subaru version is very look-a-like to the Toyota/Scion there are some smaller changes. The rear side window for example. And in case with this prototype it is wearing MZ- numberplates, meaning its coming from the German Subaru test centre.