Audi hasn't had the best of luck with their hybrid and electric vehicles, but that isn't going to stop them from introducing an A3 plug-in hybrid at the Geneva Motor Show. Autobild says the model will be based on the A3 Sportback and feature a turbocharged 2.0-liter petrol engine, an electric motor and an 8 kWh lithium-ion battery. This setup could enable the model to have a combined output of approximately 237 HP (174 kW). Furthermore, the car is expected to average 2.0 l/100km (117.6 mpg...
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Body Beetle is a global icon in the automotive world. It is not just a means of transportation, but a living legend whose existence is still continuing to this day. After Beetle dies and is replaced New Beetle since 1997, the 'frog' continue to experience a variety of improvements. Konduite ordinary New Beetle assessed by fanatis, mainly due to the exterior design is considered less impressive than the size of the name. The cause is too high up to the roof line produces less proportional....
Audi R8 e-tron has scored a new record as the fastest electric car on the Nurburgring racetrack, Germany, recently. Audi driver Markus Winkelhock e-tron gas stepping up to 375 horsepower and mileage reached only 19.5 kilometers in eight minutes nine seconds. Speed is less than a minute difference of all-time record holder Gumpert Apollo with a V8 engine with 690 horsepower. Audi R8-based electricity will make its debut at the Paris Motor Show in September, as quoted by Auto...
One of the latest safety technologies that Volvo was introduced airbags for pedestrians. The breakthrough was buried in 2013 V40 models introduced at the Geneva Motor Show last year. The next plan, will also be grafted pda models. [caption id="attachment_1821" align="aligncenter" width="570" caption="Volvo V40 with airbag"][/caption] How it works These air bags use sensors 7 are planted on the bumper. Function, detect collisions and immediately sends a signal to the computer to trigger...
Pioneer Corp. introduced a navigation system with display head-up display (HUD) with information systems tertambah reality (augmented reality: AR). Information directly displayed in front of the driver. The introduction of navigation systems is always done last, while the launch in late July. So reported by techon.nikkeibp.co.jp yesterday. Pioneer's new navigation system is called "Cyber Navi", consists of two models, the AVIC-VH99HUD (1D +1 D) - the most complete - and the...
Ford Motor Company (FMC) and Dow Chemical Co. (manufacturer of the world's second largest chemical) work together to develop the components of carbon fiber at a cheaper cost. The move is one way to maximize the use of such material so as to reduce car weight of 113 kg to 340 kg. This joint venture allows Ford began using carbon fiber for some of his future before the end of this decade. Carbon fiber has been used in aerospace vehicles and race cars for decades. The obstacles, the price is...
Car without a driver or a driverless, computer-driven closer to reality. Currently, Continental AG is developing a car that can drive itself using the Volkswagen Passat. To that end, mounted on a car mounted radar sensors, video cameras and on board computers that can drive itself in a variety of road conditions. "This is not science fiction anymore, we have to test it out aboratorium step forward," said Christian Schumacher, Director of Systems Engineering Continental North America. Through...
Nissan parallel hybrid technology with a system of two motor-clutch, once again received the award. This time of the Ichimura Prizes in Industry, Japan, this year is for the 44th time the award. The agency gives the award annually to the developers of the technology is considered the result is very special. In addition, contribute to the development of technologies in various fields of industry and business in Japan. For automotive companies, this year only earn Nissan the Ichimura...
Hyundai Motor Corp. (HMC) announced a new small engine 1.2-liter T-GDI Kappa. Previously, they also have a similar capacity of the heart pacemaker, but without the turbo (1248 cc Kappa) mounted under the hood i10. Only, HMC did not reveal development carried out on 4-cylinder engine with 4 valves per cylinder, including increasing the maximum power on the old machine recorded 77 PS and torque. Hyundai just leaking exhaust emissions below 100 g / km and fuel consumption is very efficient and...
Since the presence of early 2001 to the present through two generations, the Mitsubishi Outlander sold nearly a million units. Now the third generation 7 passenger SUV was introduced in the mat Geneva Motor Show. For those keeping track, view this 2012 Outlander is not surprising, because it had previously appeared at the Tokyo Motor Show in December 2011 under the name PX-MiEV. In terms of dimensions, the Outlander is smaller due to the shorter length of 4655 mm 10 mm. So is the width of...
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