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Breaking: Audi A1 exposed

Published by on Dec 18th, 2009, 1 Comment

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Earlier this week Justin Timberlake was signed as an Audi brand ambassador and it looks like his first job is to promote the new Audi A1.

Audi also released a sketch of what the A1 will look like earlier this week, no doubt hoping to build some hype on the net before the new re badged Polo A1 gets officially launched.

Well, we’ve decided to skip all the marketing hype and just show you a real picture of what the A1 will look like.

All hail carblog!

Breaking: Schumacher is confirmed for Mercedes-Benz

Published by on Dec 14th, 2009, 3 Comments

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German newspapers are reporting the Schumacher has apparently agreed to a deal worth only 3.5 million Euros to drive for Mercedes-Benz next year.

The amount doesn’t sound right to me, but hey, we’ll definitely know in the next few weeks how much he signed for. The good news for Formula one is that its most winningest driver of all time is back on the starting grid.

Lets just hope he can still cut it.

Breaking: BMW Z4 sDrive 35is launched – worst carname ever.

Published by on Dec 14th, 2009, No Comments

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You have to say that when you have to pronounce 14 syllables to indicate what car you’re talking about that the name needs a bit of trimming. BMW thinks that the new Z4 needs just that to describe how awesome its car is.

So then this is the BMW Z4 sDrive 35is. Count them people – 14 syllables. The newest Z4 gets the awesome 335i engine and is mated to a 7speed dual clutch transmission. Performance is up there with the quickest BMW has to offer with the 100km/h mark flying by in 4.8s onto a limited top speed of – you guessed it – 250km/h.

The car will go on sale toward the end of the first quarter of 2010 and pricing is yet to be announced.

Bentley Continental Supersports

Published by on Dec 12th, 2009, No Comments


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Bentley Continental Supersports:

Engine Size: 6L, W12, Twin Turbo
Performance: 0-100km/h 3.7 seconds
Max Speed: 330km/h
Power: 463 kW
Torque: 800 Nm
Weight: 2240 Kg
Price: R2Mill

Spy Pictures: Alfa Romeo Kamal production ready?

Published by on Dec 11th, 2009, 2 Comments

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Is it just me or does this look like a vehicle that is very close to production ready? Three spy pictures that were taken by Alfa Romeo employees. I’m sure they’re going to be in a lot of trouble – thanks guys.

It shows that Alfa Romeo Kamal – a SUV from the Italian marque that may or may not be built. What we do know is this thing looks ready to be sold. What we don’t know is if they’re going to sell the Kamal or not.

Guess well have to wait and see.

Breaking: Tata Nano for Europe

Published by on Dec 10th, 2009, No Comments

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Size doesn’t matter, its what you do with it that counts. It seems Tata has taken it literally and tried to do the most it can with their smallest new member.

The problem is that while the little fella has had to go through so many changes to make “Europe friendly” it has had to become 2 times more expensive than the price of one in India.

The European pricing structure has now placed it in competition with a whole host of other vehicles offering much more space and are closer related to real cars than dinky toys.

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Mercedes C Class to get LED daytime driving lamps.

Published by on Dec 10th, 2009, 1 Comment

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As is the case with the S Class and the GL, the C from Mercedes will also receive the LED driving lamps treatment.

According to some scans from an upcoming brochure, the changes will be minimal. Just a few changes to the fog lamps and I assume the LED’s will only be offered with vehicles with the Bi-Xenon option.

Do you care? Golf 6 to get LED taillights

Published by on Dec 10th, 2009, 2 Comments

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I suppose its a sad day when the addition of LED’s to golfs become newsworthy, but news on the automotive front have been a bit dull this week.

Anyway, for those who care the new Golf R is going to have LED taillights like the ones pictured above offered as standard and the GTI and GTD will have it offered as a R3500 option. Why can’t they just include it in the price and add it anyway? Well they’ll make more money this way is the obvious answer.

The benefits of using LED’s are they last longer and illuminate quicker – 0.2 seconds quicker than conventional bulbs in fact.

All this means that people will see you hitting the brakes a fifth of a second quicker, shaving a full 5 meters off the braking distance from 100km/h.

Plus they look cool.

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