Russian automakers want to release old cars - the

Russian automakers want to release old cars - theIn spite of the decision in 2005 the decision of the RF Government on the transition of the Russian automobile plants in 2008 on the production of cars meet environmental standards `Euro 3`, many of them do not want to lose the market of cheap domestic cars. According to the newspaper `Vedomosti`, managers `IZH-Auto` and `KAMAZ` wrote to the Minister of industry and energy Viktor Khristenko letter with a request to allocate quotas on the production of cars `Euro 2` to 2009-2010.Quotas should apply to budget cars like VAZ 2104 collect IZH-Auto, and the `classics` of AVTOVAZ. Representatives of foreign manufacturers in private conversations called this letter taking unfair competition, and in turn said that will stick to the previously adopted decisions.carpark.ru26.10.2007. . . . Читать полностью -->

In 2009, Mazda will get a new turbo

In 2009, Mazda will get a new turbo From next year, Mazda is planning to equip their cars sold in the European market, a new 2.2-liter diesel engine and an automatic stop and start the motor. This is stated in the official message of the brand.Diesel engine displacement of 2.2 liters and output of 185 horsepower (400 Nm) is expected to replace the two-liter unit, which in the European market is set on the Mazda3, Mazda5 and Mazda6. According to representatives of the Japanese brand, fuel economy and emissions of carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions from new motor, despite the increased volume and capacity is on par with its predecessor. It is also assumed that such an engine will be installed on other models of the company, for example, CX-7. However, official confirmation of this information yet.Automatic stopping and starting of the motor, called SISS, able to "turn off" the engine, when after stopping the car for a long time not moving, for example at traffic lights or in a traffic jam, and then, as soon as the driver touches the gas pedal to start it again. In Mazda note that the restart of the unit will be carried out in just 0.35 seconds.Such a system will appear on the brand's models (which is not known) in Europe and Japan since the first half of Читать полностью -->

Small sedan Honda will make it to Europe

Small sedan Honda will make it to Europe Honda has officially announced that the new satanic In-class Honda City, built on the model of Jazz and originally intended for Asia, will be sold in Europe. As they say in the press release of the Japanese brand, the European debut of the car will be held in October at the auto show in Istanbul, and sales will start in January 2009.Honda City has "Jazz" is not only a common platform, but features the same 1.4-liter engine capacity of 100 horsepower. Version of the sedan with a manual transmission can accelerate to a hundred kilometers per hour, per of 11.8 seconds, and the version with the "machine" because of 14.7 seconds.Despite the technical identity in the form of City and Jazz there is no common parts - unlike "slicked" hatchback, the new sedan has received quite aggressive body design with many sharp lines. He looks like the new Accord and the American version of the Honda Civic. In addition, the sedan a different interior with simple equipment and simple center console.The exact list of European countries, which will begin selling a Honda City, has not yet been announced. Not known yet and the prices for this satanic - all of this information will be announced in late Читать полностью -->

Audi will receive the eight-speed automatic ZF

Audi will receive the eight-speed automatic ZF German automaker Audi is planning to install on their top models new eight-speed automatic transmission, ZF, whose production should begin next year. It is reported by network edition citing sources familiar with the situation.What Audi cars will be equipped with the new ZF transmission is not yet known, however, in an interview with Automotive News Europe intelligence research firm CSM Worldwide reported that such transmission will probably appear on the flagship A8 sedan, SUV Q7 and chetyrehdverny coupe A7, whose appearance on the market is expected in 2009.Recall that eight new "machine", according to company representatives ZF will help compared with a five-speed transmissions to improve fuel consumption on average by 14 percent. In addition, the CPT supports the automatic stopping and starting of the engine used to reduce emissions of carbon dioxide and fuel economy.It is worth noting that BMW intends to use the same gearbox for the sedan 7-Series next generation and X6 crossover. Will a similar eight-speed transmission to provide for their cars another German automaker Mercedes-Benz has not yet been . . Читать полностью -->

By 2010 Chrysler will prepare seven new models

By 2010 Chrysler will prepare seven new models In 2010, Chrysler plans to launch seven new models of cars. About it on Wednesday said the Vice-Chairman of the Board of Directors of the company, Jim Press (Jim Press), reports Reuters. The money necessary for development and launch of new products in the pipeline, the automaker will receive from the U.S. government in the form of loans. "$25 million to start will be enough," says Press.However, what the model will be produced in 2010, is still unknown. Now Chrysler engineers are preparing a lineup of cars in the next decade will be to compete with developed the GM Volt. Читать полностью -->

BMW is the most powerful SUV X5 M

BMW is the most powerful SUV X5 MA few days before the world premiere at the motor show in new York, the German company BMW is the most powerful SUV X5 M. Upgraded to 4.4 litre petrol turbocharged engine M8 now has a capacity of 555 HP, vs 400 HP in the standard version X5. Accordingly, it was substantially revised exhaust system.An important element of the BMW X5 M was the availability of Efficient Dynamics technology, including electric fuel pump, compressor management system climate control and active suspension. All this allows the BMW X5 M to accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h in 4.5 seconds.carpark.ru06.04.2009. . . Читать полностью -->

Mercedes will go on `gull wing`

Mercedes will go on `gull wing`It is expected that this year Mercedes-Benz will present the new supercoupe called SLC Gullwing. But, as it turned out, the German company is working on one coupe, which will stand on the step below. According to British magazine AutoExpress, called this car will be SLK Gullwing. In AutoExpress sure that the new coupe will have not only a gasoline engine, but a hybrid!The new generation SLK will get much more aggressive appearance and, most importantly, the model will be the original door upward (so-called `gull wing`). Well, the main competitors of the new SLK Gullwing will be such cars as the Porsche Cayman and Audi TT.It is also interesting that the new SLK can get a hybrid with a high-capacity lithium-ion batteries. Thanks to the latest SLK Gullwing will be able to drive about 200 miles on one electric energy. Читать полностью -->

Chrysler is asking for support from member Car

Chrysler is asking for support from member CarAmerican car manufacturer Chrysler Corporation need immediate help from the state. Otherwise, the amount of its assets will be reduced to the level at which it will be impossible to stay in business. This statement was made by the head of the company Robert Nardelli.He also said that Chrysler monthly spend from $4 to $5 billion in taxes and other payments. At the same time the head of the company noted that Chrysler will be protected from bankruptcy.Recall, on the eve of the Democrats in the U.S. Senate has prepared a bill to support the automobile industry of the country, under threat of collapse. The authors of the bill propose to allocate the automotive sector $25 billion of the 700 billion aid package to the national economy. Читать полностью -->

Oleg Deripaska claims Romanian Daewoo

Oleg Deripaska claims Romanian Daewoo The company `Russian machines` in the person of the owner Oleg Deripaska has applied for participation in the tender, which will determine the new owner of Daewoo plant in Romania. In addition to Russian businessman for a controlling stake claim of General Motors Corporation and Ford Motor Company, said the Romanian state Commission on privatization.On sale 94,4% of the Romanian company. Plant, home based Daewoo Motor in 1998, the Annual production capacity is 130 thousand vehicles and 300 thousand engines. Previously 51% of shares were owned by Daewoo, and 49% by the Romanian state, which it gave the car company Craiova. After the bankruptcy of Daewoo plant cuts production to 30 thousand per year. In 2006, the Romanian government has purchased securities owned by the Koreans, with the purpose to resell major automaker. Читать полностью -->

The interior Ministry plans to issue driver's licenses to 16 years

The interior Ministry plans to issue driver's licenses to 16 years The Ministry of internal Affairs considers it appropriate to consider the lowering of the age of the person required to obtain a driver's license. `There is reason to work on the issue of lowering the age of empowerment, " he told journalists on Thursday, the first Deputy Minister of internal Affairs of the Russian Federation Alexander Chekalin. He recalled that at the present time from the age of 16 is allowed to drive, an 18 - car, 20 - bus.According to the Deputy Minister, perhaps the age limit for acquiring the rights of the driving will be reduced to 16 years. `If a young person has decided to get behind the wheel, it will not stop, " he said Chekalin. //Interfax01.07.2005. . Читать полностью -->

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