The Audi A3 has started testing

The Audi A3 has started testingAudi started road testing the open version of the compact hatchback Audi A3. This new product is expected to get the name of the Audi A3 Cabriolet and, judging by the spy photos, you will receive a traditional soft folding roof.The debut of the open version of the Audi A3 will be held in March next year at the car show in Geneva. There is expected to debut the base model Audi A3 with the new design of the front part of the body - in the style of the new Audi A4. The same design will receive and the A3 cabriolet.The main rival of the A3 Cabriolet will be a new version of the BMW 1-Series Convertible, which was presented in early October. Bavarian car is equipped with a wide range of four - and six-cylinder petrol engines of 1.8 to three liters, and power from 143 to 300 horsepower. In addition, for a convertible BMW will also be offered a 177-horsepower two-liter turbo diesel.auto.lenta.ru12.10.2007. Читать полностью -->

In the Russian roads roll up $ 1.5 billion

In the Russian roads roll up $ 1.5 billionThe Ministry of transport plans in 2006. send 43 billion rubles for the maintenance of roads, redistributing the money from the article "Reconstruction and construction of roads on the article "road Maintenance". About this to journalists today said the head of Ministry of transport of Russia Igor Levitin. He noted that in 2006. have to "concentrate resources provided by the Federal budget for road construction.autonews.ruAccording to I. Levitin, in the draft Federal budget for next year, which was approved on August 18, S., Cabinet of Ministers, on the maintenance of roads laid insufficient funds. Читать полностью -->

The French offered a "AVTOVAZ" seven-seat wagon Logan

The French offered a Renault offered a "AVTOVAZ" to assemble the seven-seat wagon Logan MCV on the main conveyor of this enterprise. As the "Vedomosti" reports with reference to the management of the plant, such a possibility was discussed at the meeting of the strategic Committee of AVTOVAZ, however, the final decision on this issue is still pending.This car is now available in Romania at the Dacia plant and sold in Europe under the name of Dacia Logan MCV. The cost of this wagon is built on the extended platform of the Logan sedan, the European market is from 14 to 20 thousand dollars. However, in the case of localization of production of this model, its cost can be reduced by one to two thousand dollars. Therefore, the average cost Logan MCV in Russia will not exceed 12-13 thousand dollars.Some analysts believe that to reach a production volume of 90 thousand wagons per year AVTOVAZ will only be able to 2011. According to the managing Director A. Читать полностью -->

"AvtoVAZ" freeze "the Project" - the

AvtoVAZ may refuse cooperation with the canadian company Magna in favor of Renault, which already in the next month or two is going to buy a blocking stake in the Russian company. About this newspaper "Vedomosti" citing its own sources close to the leadership of "AVTOVAZ".Now between the Volga automobile plant and Magna signed two draft of the framework agreement on the creation of a new platform and organization of the Assembly plant, as well as a Protocol of intent on the establishment of a joint venture. It was assumed that canadian experts will help AVTOVAZ in the development of a new platform of class "C" - "the Project", and in the establishment of modern production capacity of 450 thousand cars per year.However, if AVTOVAZ and Renault will agree, that the French are ready to provide the Volga automobile plant several platforms, both existing and under development. In this situation, Volzhsky automobile plant will lose interest in the development of "Project": to produce machines on the basis of already existing mass of the platform is much more profitable and less risky.If the relationship between AVTOVAZ and Magna will be broken, the loss of the Russian automobile will be, according to experts, only about eight million dollars - this is the amount of cost consultation canadian engineers in the framework of the Project".auto.lenta.ru04.02.2008. . . Читать полностью -->

From 1 January, Chevrolet will be more expensive

From 1 January, Chevrolet will be more expensive The Russian branch of GM DAT on Monday announced the increase from 1 January next year, retail prices for Chevrolet, on average, five to eight percent (depending on model). This is stated on the official website of the manufacturer.New Russian prices on Chevrolet will be announced later, but based on the fact that the cost of cars will increase by five to eight percent, it can be assumed that, for example, the Spark model will be more expensive by about 12-14 thousand rubles, Aveo - 15-17 thousand and Captiva - 40 to 80 thousand.Earlier, the Russian representative GM also announced an increase in the New year prices for the entire range of Opel. The cars will rise on average by 2.5 percent. In addition to GM's decision to raise in Russia the cost of their machines took Hyundai, Ford, Toyota, Lexus, Mazda, Volvo and Mitsubishi.auto.lenta.ru15.12.2008. . . Читать полностью -->

Aston Martin opened the car One-77

Aston Martin opened the car One-77 Aston Martin spent at the Paris motor show predebut new luxury One-77. The company representatives were not completely hide the cover from the vehicle worth more than $ 1,000,000, leaving it at another time.The dimensions of the Aston Martin One-77 looks more models DB9. Even more mystery to the new car give tinted head optics. Under that sleek enclosure hides a powerful and 7.3 liter V12 engine, the power of which has not been disclosed.carpark.ru03.10.2008. . . Читать полностью -->

In Europe appeared diesel Chrysler 300C SRT

In Europe appeared diesel Chrysler 300C SRT Specifically for the European market, Chrysler has released a diesel version of the model 300C with sports body kit SRT-Design, according to the site, Motor Authority. The engine remained the same powertrain V6 3.0 liter. He develops the power of 218 horsepower and a maximum torque of 510 Nm.Chrysler 300C SRT-Design received new lights, spoiler on the trunk lid, instrument panel and center console of the new design, as well as led lighting in the front Cup holders and a new ignition key. Standard equipment for a vehicle with a diesel engine is a multi-media navigation system with a hard disk of 20 GB and a touch screen.Impressive views of the Chrysler 300C SRT-Design complement 20-inch wheels and chrome grille.auto.lenta.ru22.02.2008. . . Читать полностью -->

Lexus LS 600h will get led head light

Lexus LS 600h will get led head light Thus, the flagship model of the brand becomes mass-produced car with a hybrid propulsion system having basic configuration of led headlights.The creators believe that sufficient step is to use LEDs instead of lamps dipped beam, main beam will continue to respond to the xenon lamp. This decision was a response to the release of a series of sports Audi R8 with full led headlights. Toyota until now continued to equip Lexus, depending on configuration, halogen or xenon lamps.About the advantages of LEDs over lamps, experts say unanimously: the average lifetime of the led in a car headlight - 15 years, and without any deterioration in light output or color change. They are very reliable and do not require virtually no maintenance. The response time of the led is very small, especially in comparison with xenon lamps, and is only 0.1 seconds from switching on until the output level maximum output. In addition, LEDs are more efficient, consuming significantly less than traditional lamps, the amount of electricity.Both the headlight Lexus LS 600h will receive three led lens for low beam and another two for lighting a short radius of the anterior hemisphere. Читать полностью -->

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