Volvo R-Design XC60 2012

Volvo R-Design XC60 2012

Volvo-XC60-R-Design-Front-2012 Styling on the XC60 remains typically crisp in the recent Volvo tradition, with just the right amount of edgy character lines to break up the monotonous two-box crossover shape. The R-Design gets a few bodywork updates to spice things up a bit, including a more aggressive front fascia and side sills. You might also notice the silver side mirrors that match the roof rails and faux rear skid plate with cutouts for the sporty-looking dual exhaust tips. Inside, occupants are greeted with a beautiful cabin appointed in soft two-tone leather, with a simple and well-laid-out dash ahead.

Volvo’s trademark waterfall-style center console is present and accounted for, as are the watch-like gauges the company uses for its sporty models, each inset with its own LCD information screen. All the surfaces and textures used in the XC60 R-Design are attractive and impart a high-end Scandinavian feel inside. We’ve long been



Ford Flex 2013

Ford has refreshed the Flex for 2013, most notably with new front-end and rear-quarter treatments, along with fully updated SYNC and MyFord Touch inside. There are a few other tweaks, none of which feel like difference-makers to us: an updated steering wheel; new seat foams and trim; a thumb rocker to switch between automatic shifting and manual; rain-sensing wipers; new alloy wheel designs and dual chrome exhaust tips. But let’s talk about the front and rear ends first, because they reveal a strategy that leaves we journalists muttering, though most car buyers could probably care less.

Ford has removed its iconic, beloved blue oval logo from the vehicle’s front fascia. In a move that troublingly reminds us of the strategy General Motors employed in the 1990s when it deleted the Oldsmobile badging from its Aurora sedan because young buyers wouldn’t touch something from the brand, the Ford blue oval is



Porsche Boxster S 2013

porsche-boxster-2013 The Speedster’s flat-four put out considerably less than this new Boxster, but it also weighed two-thirds as much. The 981 tips the scales around 2,900 pounds – still relatively svelte by modern standards – and Porsche’s obsessive attention to tonnage becomes a regular topic of conversation. This is the 2013 Porsche Boxster S. The nerds among us will refer to it by its chassis code, 981. As Porsche is all too happy to point out, it’s the direct descendant of a long line of Porsche roadsters, beginning with the 356.

  Case in point: The 2013 Boxster is available with either a six-speed manual or seven-speed PDK gearbox. When asked about the decision not to include a seventh, fuel-economy cheater gear (à la the new 911), engineers cited the additional weight. “But the PDK weighs just as much?” I ask, pointing out the fallacy in their logic. “Yes, but



Ford Fiesta ST with EcoBoost engine in Geneva

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ew Ford Fiesta ST is powered by a 1.6-litre Eco-boost engine that delivers 180 horsepower which is 20% more power than the previous model . Ford Fiesta ST with EcoBoost engine in Geneva Ford Fiesta ST with EcoBoost engine in Geneva New Ford Fiesta ST accelerates 0-100km/h in less than 7 seconds and can accelerate to a top-speed of 220km/h+. New Fiesta ST is ready to enter into Europe by early 2013 is on display at the Geneva Auto Show.



Magna MILA Coupic Concept with shape-shifting convertible

Magna Steyr to Unveil Three-in-One Vehicle Concept Study at Geneva Motor Show 2012 Magna MILA Coupic Concept with shape-shifting convertible Magna MILA Coupic Concept with shape-shifting convertible Magna MILA Coupic Concept with shape-shifting convertible Magna MILA Coupic Concept with shape-shifting convertible MILA Coupic demonstrates unique product design and engineering capabilities GRAZ, Austria, Feb. 28, 2012 /PRNewswire/ – Magna International Inc., the world’s most diversified automotive supplier, has announced that its Magna Steyr operating unit will unveil the MILA Coupic concept study at the Geneva Motor Show 2012.

The MILA Coupic is a design study which brings together three different vehicle concepts into one. The sixth concept car in the MILA innovation family, the MILA Coupic is a dynamic SUV coupé which can be transformed into a sporty pick-up or an open-air convertible. “The MILA Coupic is a great illustration of the unique product design and engineering capabilities we can deliver



Sbarro with Intencity Concept in Geneva

Among all the automakers unveiling their new wares in Geneva every year are a handful of independent designers and schools that aim to change the way we think about the automobile. They range from mainstream design houses like Pininfarina and Bertone to the zany obscurity of the IED Torino and – most especially – Sbarro. Not to be confused with the Italian fast-food chain, Franco Sbarro has a history of creating off-the-wall show cars for the Geneva show. But while we were expecting to find the F1for3 concept created for Delphi, instead we found the vehicle you see above.

Called the Intencity, this vehicle is less a design of Franco himself and more that of his students at the Espera Sbarro school in Montbéliard, France. Details are few and far between, but what we can tell you is that the innovative design packs an electric powertrain into a 1+1 body-style



Toyota FT-Bh Hybrid Concept Car Design

Toyota FT-Bh Hybrid Concept Car Design – a concept bringing efficiency to a new level Toyota FT-Bh Concept Toyota FT-Bh Concept Toyota FT-Bh Concept Toyota FT-Bh Concept – Concept designed to demonstrate minimised emissions within an economically viable framework – Design inspired by the natural flow of the air – 3,985 mm long combined with light weight body design resulting in a 786 kg mass – High level of aerodynamic performance resulting in a Coefficient of Drag (Cd) of just 0.235 – High efficiency 1.0-litre petrol, 2-cylinder, full hybrid powertrain – Aiming at 2.1 l/100 km and 49 g/km – a new milestone for a full hybrid powered vehicle Making its World Premiere at the 2012 Geneva Motor Show, the FT-Bh concept is an ultra-light, sub-800 kg, full hybrid vehicle designed to lower fuel consumption and minimise emissions for an affordable B-segment family car.

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NEW PEUGEOT 208 in Geneva 2012

THE NEW PEUGEOT 208: RE-GENERATION NEW PEUGEOT 208 NEW PEUGEOT 208 In the spring of 2012, Peugeot will launch its new model in the ‘B’ (Supermini) segment. The new car will be available in two distinct body styles; 3- and 5-door. Today, when creating a vehicle capable of appealing to and uniting a wide variety of customers with ever changing expectations, simple renewal is no longer enough. Therefore, from the outset, the ‘A9′ Project adopted the most ambitious specification overhaul ever undertaken by the Marque to create a vehicle that represents a true generation leap.

Peugeot has not hesitated to rewrite the rulebook, with the desire to reinvent the principles on which the success of icons like the 205, 206 and 207 were built and to ‘re-generate’ them, to create: The Peugeot 208. “The 208 is a new illustration of the Marque’s project launched two years ago, representing a new



Carrozzeria Touring Disco Volante concept

The string of early reveals in front of the Geneva Motor Show continues with bonafide auto-porn shots of the Carrozzeria Touring Disco Volante concept. And if it’s true that sex sells, Alfa Romeo could seriously clean up if it put this hot hatch into production. Coachbuilder Carrozzeria drew heavily from the Touring Disco concept it created for Alfa in 1952. The boattail-like rear window and tiny twin taillights are direct descendants of the 60-year-old muse. Same goes for the long hood, short rear deck proportions that just scream speed.

Beneath the sexy skin is an Alfa Romeo 8C Competizione, including its 443-horsepower, 4.7-liter V8 and six-speed tranny. Looking to add a Disco Volante to your harem of supercars? Get in line. Quickly. Carrozzeria says it will build only a few for the very wealthy who probably aren’t you. Related Gallery2012 Carrozzeria Disco Volante concept



Bentley SUV with EXP 9 F concept

Bentley SUV with EXP 9 F concept – A SUPREME LUXURY PERFORMANCE SUV DESIGN CONCEPT – EXP 9 F all-wheel drive luxury Sport Utility Vehicle concept revealed at Geneva Motor Show – Potential for third Bentley model-line alongside Mulsanne and Continental ranges – Bold reinterpretation of Bentley design cues in a spacious, versatile and high performance SUV – A fusion of contemporary, crafted luxury, advanced in-car technology, commanding driving position and all-terrain capability – 6.0 litre, twin turbocharged W12 engine and 8 speed transmission (Geneva, 5 March 2012) Bentley is offering a vision of the future with a dramatic new Sport Utility Vehicle concept, EXP 9 F, at the Geneva International Salon d’Auto.

The Company’s designers and engineers have created a compelling new take on the Grand Touring Bentley – a vehicle that feels equally at home at an opera gala performance, on the sand dunes and the overtaking lane of



Volkswagen Cross Coupé concept for Geneva with PHEV drivetrain

volkswagen-cross-coupe The Volkswagen Cross Coupe is back and headed to the Geneva Motor Show this week, this time with an innovative diesel hybrid drivetrain under the hood. Details are scarce at the moment, but the company says a TDI engine works in conjunction with not one, but two electric motors to propel the vehicle. All told, the combination is good for fuel economy of 1.8 liters per 100 kilometers on the European cycle, which translates to a staggering 130 miles per gallon. It’s worth remembering, however, that European and domestic testing cycles vary greatly.

Even with the vehicle’s impressive fuel economy, the Cross Coupe has over 300 horsepower on tap and a top speed of 136 mph. We certainly like the sound of that combination. So, is a diesel hybrid from Volkswagen headed to production anytime soon? Hard telling. Odds are we’ll hear more when the Cross Coupe debuts later



Fiat 500 Abarth – 2012

Dimensionally, the 500 Abarth is nearly the same as the Sport model on which it’s based, save the fact that the front fascia has been pushed out by 2.7 inches (to make room for the larger engine) and that the whole car sits 15 millimeters lower to the ground. Cosmetic changes up front include a blacked-out grille with integrated fog lamps, as well as larger air intakes to better cool the turbocharged engine. Around back, a larger liftgate-mounted spoiler has been added to provide better downforce, and there’s a new two-piece fascia with dual exhaust tips and a big ol’ diffuser in the middle.

Standard rolling stock is a set of smoke-finished 16-inch alloy wheels wrapped in 195/45-series Pirelli Cinturato P7 all-season rubber, but if you’re smart, you’ll skip the standard wheel-and-tire package and upgrade to the 17-inch kit. Here you get decidedly more attractive 12-spoke wheels, rendered in either



Mercedes-Benz SL 63 AMG 2012

The Mercedes-Benz SL 63 AMG debuts in Geneva Auto Show 2012. Mercedes-Benz SL 63 AMG 2012 Mercedes-Benz SL 63 AMG range by a smaller-displacement, twin-turbocharged motor, 6.2-liter V8 2-ton car generates plenty of power – 518 hp and 465 lb-ft of torque, enough to propel from zero-to-60 mpg in 4.5 seconds. mercedes benz sl 63 amg Mercedes-Benz SL 63 AMG 2012 Mercedes-Benz SL 63 AMG 2012   Mercedes-Benz SL 63 AMG got powerful 6.2-liter V8 is mated to an AMG SpeedShift 7-speed multi-clutch automatic transmission.

The SL63, like all SLs, features a folding metal roof. A glass panorama roof remains a luxury.   Mercedes-Benz SL 63 AMG 2012 Mercedes-Benz SL 63 AMG 2012   Fitted with nappa leather and genuine carbon fiber, the interior features standard AMG sport seats, an AMG three-spoke steering wheel and a sport instrument cluster with red tach and speedometer needles that swing to the max



Audi RS5 2013

Audi RS5 2013 Audi RS5 2013   After our first drive at the Ascari circuit in southern Spain, we were even a little more encouraged by the RS5 than we had been after our previous track session in the TT RS. Subsequent high-spirited comparison drives on warm and dry surfaces, however, revealed the original 444-horsepower RS 5 as no match for the sheer dynamic satisfaction of the Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG coupe and BMW M3 coupe.   Audi RS5 2013 The RS5, even with its improved lighter and quicker-reacting Quattro, simply had too hard a time resisting prodigious amounts of understeer.

We were left begging for effortless and soul-stirring oversteer whenever exactly that would have been called for. Everything else on the RS5 is so good that this one bit just made us whiney. Checkout the Dynamic Video of Audi RS5 2013 showcasing the best performance, engine sound, acceleration, speed, exterior and interior



Fisker Karma 2012 – A Electric Luxury Car

2012-Fisker-Karma-Rear-View The Fisker Karma 2012, has showcased an electric luxury car with extra range and the option to plug in or fill up. Facility on your hand to toggle between the all-electric Stealth Mode or fuel powered Sport Mode on a little change of the paddle, the Karma unleash a high performance while maintaining a Eco-friendliness. Putting aside for a moment Fisker’s recent round of bad-news-turned-worse in the form of missed milestones, DOE loan renegotiations and the layoff of some 60 workers in Delaware, I’m here to see if Fisker is making something the world’s elite aren’t just ready to buy, but want to.

And that question has already been partially answered. Fisker has produced over 1,500 Karmas, although it’s not willing to cite an exact number of deliveries. According to our sources, around 300 are already in customer hands, and the reps we spoke with claimed 51 more keys



The Bertone Nuccio concept 2012

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ertone Nuccio concept will generate a 430 hp from a V-8 Engine. Bertone-reveals-final-design-of-Nuccio-concept-ahead-of-Geneva-Motor-Show Bertone-Nuccio-Profile Bertone-Nuccio-Rear-Angle  



Jaguar XF Sportbrake 2012

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aguar XF Sportbrake jaguarsportbrake2012 The Jaguar is more practical XF with an advanced 8-speed auto and self-leveling air suspension. The Jaguar XF Sportbrake will have diesel engines from a 2.2 liter 4 through to a 3.0 liter 6, each driving the rear wheels via an advanced 8-speed automatic gearbox. jaguar sports brake 2012 Jaguar claims that the handling features of the XF have been copied with the larger and heavier Sportbrake,  that will make the XF very sporty.



Delphi F1FOR3 concept 2012

Delphi and Franco Sbarro to Debut ‘F1FOR3′ Connected Car at Geneva Motor Show delphi-sbarro-f1for3-concept-2012-2013 Delphi to demonstrate technologies designed to keep drivers connected while on the road. Release Date: February 20, 2012 WHAT: Highlighting high speed connectivity and user experience features, Delphi Automotive and Franco Sbarro will unveil the ‘F1for3′, a show car that showcases a range of innovative products including smart user interface, world-standard mobile TV tuner and a slim line roof module with integrated reception system.

WHO: Technical experts will demonstrate multiple Delphi products that work together to redefine the in-vehicle experience and make seamless connectivity possible, even when traveling at high speed. WHEN: March 6-18, 2012 WHERE: Geneva Motor Show; Sbarro stand (Hall 2, first floor, stand number 2145).



F12 berlinetta Ferrari 2012

241742-ferrari-f12-berlinetta F12 berlinetta ushers in a new generation of Ferrari 12-cylinders in the form of a car that delivers unprecedented performance from an exceptional new engine, combined with innovative design that redefines classic themes along with extreme aerodynamics. 2013-ferrari-f12-berlinetta-lead 2013-Ferrari-F12-Berlinetta Ferrari unveiled their new sportscar, F12 berlinetta. Powered by a 6.3L V12, F12 berlinetta is the first Ferrari to be powered by their new V12 generating maximum horsepower and torque.

An advanced V-12 engine inside F12, can easily produce the horsepower of 730 at 8000 RPM and the torque of 508 pound-feet at 6000 RPM. The F12 Berlinettahas automatic transmission with 7-speed dual-clutch, high-performance ABS algorithms, an electronic differential, ESP Premium, adaptive magneto-rheological controller suspension, the Carbon ceramic brakes and traction control with F1-Trac stability. The fastest 7-speed dual-clutch gearbox inside Ferrari and the 6.3-liter V-12 power can accelerate the F12 Berlinetta from 0-62 miles/hour in just 3.1 seconds and



Special Edition Lotus Evora sports car 2012

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pecial edition Lotus Evora sports car web00-evoraf1-spy Upcoming Geneva Motor Show in March will present Kimi Raikkonen showcase a special edition Lotus Evora sports car. Lotus have an Evora convertible with high end features. Evora GTE will have 444 bhp engine showcasing gold and black accents, exclusive luxury one of a kind sports car.   lotus-evora-special-edition-sportscar-to-be-unveiled-by-kimi-raikkonen-photos-5