Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Mitsubishi ASX 2011

The Mitsubishi ASX is the European-spec version of the Japanese Mitsubishi RVR, which is slated to go on sale in Japan from February 2010. MMC’s new compact crossover will seat 5 and will be sequentially introduced in European countries from late spring 2010, aimed at expanding MMC’s passenger car footprint in the region, following in the footsteps of the larger and recently redesigned Outlander mid-size crossover.

Amongst other available powertrains, the Mitsubishi ASX European-spec version will be fitted with an all-new Euro 5-compliant 1.8L turbocharged direct-injection diesel engine jointly developed by MMC and Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Ltd. and will feature “Automatic Stop & Go” technology. Together with a 6-speed manual transmission, this combination will provide high environmental efficiency.

Monday, April 19, 2010

Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution X FQ400 2009

Mitsubishi has unveiled the Lancer Evolution X FQ400. The Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution X FQ400 is powered by 2.0-litre turbocharged MIVEC lightweight aluminum engine that has been upgraded and develops 403bhp and 387lb.ft of torque on offer from just 3,500rpm. The top speed of the Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution X FQ400 is limited to the same 155mph, but the 0 to 62 mph acceleration time has dropped to 3.8 seconds which makes it the fastest Evolution lineup yet.

Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution X FQ400 also comes with the 18-inch lightweight, nine spoke alloy wheels it’s possible to see the Alcon brakes on the front, while the Toyo Proxes R1R tires underline the Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution X FQ400’s potency with their aggressive ‘cut slick’ tread pattern. Inside, the driver is held tightly against the FQ400’s sensational accelerative, braking and cornering forces in Recaro bucket sports seats, the range-topping Lancer Evolution X also gaining an Mitsubishi Evo X FQ400 liveried handbrake handle and carbon fiber gearknob.

The Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution X FQ400 price starts at 49,999 GBP and will go on sale in June 2009.

Kicherer E 50 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Coupe 2010

Engineers, technicians and designers of the car refiner Kicherer in Stockach have taken on the 500 E-class coupé derivative. This new ex-works E-class is the currently most powerful production model coupé that Mercedes-Benz can offer with 388 PS and 530 Nm torque. Therefore, the Kicherer E 50 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Coupe is dedicated for customers who like the coupe with a more dynamic and sportier touch.

To give the E50 Coupé aerodynamics, Kicherer have employed the Kicherer Performance Series Package, a final polish with regards to performance and looks. This package includes a front lip, side skirts, a rear diffuser and special mirror casings. All are made of top quality and ultra-light carbon, including the three-bladed sports grill which is optionally available.

The elegant side view of the coupé is perfected by the sportily filigree Kicherer RS-1 20 inch wheels, behind which you get hints of the braking power of the 6 and 6 piston high performance brake system with composite discs and modified flexible steel tubes. At the rear, an almost rectangular tail pipe can delight both eye and ear, since it produces an exciting but not obtrusive sound. Inside, Kicherer offered the interior elements and entry strips in epoxy resin laqueur complements the outer appearance of the E50 Coupé.

Finally, by means of software update and a sport exhaust system, the V8 performance of the E50 Coupé was increased by 42 PS and 20 Nm. As a result, the 430 hp engine can freely run to reach the speeds of up to 330 km/h.

Brabus Mercedes-Benz G V12 S 2010

BRABUS have recently built the five-door by hand based on the latest Mercedes G-Class, giving birth to the Brabus Mercedes-Benz G V12 S that celebrated its world debut at the Geneva Motor Show 2010. This exclusive special model, also named as the BRABUS G V12 S Biturbo WIDESTAR, is available with an extensive list of luxury appointments.

The engine bay of the G-Class vehicle houses the BRABUS SV12 S engine originally developed for the BRABUS ROCKET with a top speed of 365.7 km/h (227.2 mph). The high-performance engine is based on the V12 Biturbo engine from the latest Mercedes S 600 model.

BRABUS S V12 S displacement engine produces 700 hp (690 bhp) / 515 kW at 5,100 rpm. The turbocharged twelve-cylinder engine delivers its peak torque of 1,320 Nm (973 lb-ft) at 2,100 rpm. In the car peak torque is electronically limited to 1,100 Nm (811 lb-ft). The car can accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in just 4.3 seconds. Top speed is limited electronically to 240 km/h (150 mph). And without the self-imposed limit, the high-tech G-Class model could reach 260 km/h (163 mph).

BRABUS offers WIDESTAR owners a wide selection of custom-tailored tire/wheel combination with diameters ranging from 20 to 23 inches. The WIDESTAR version is available for all five-door G-Class models. The most exclusive option for the WIDESTAR features three-piece 11Jx23 Monoblock E PLATINUM EDITION alloy wheels on front and rear axle. The corresponding high-performance tires in size 305/35 R 23 are supplied by Pirelli and YOKOHAMA.

The custom interior of the BRABUS G V12 S Biturbo WIDESTAR includes an ergonomically shaped sport steering wheel, stainless-steel scuff plates with illuminated BRABUS logo, a handcrafted BRABUS fully leather interior made from especially soft and breathable BRABUS Mastik leather, and etc. The ultra-powerful 4×4 Brabus Mercedes-Benz G V12 S starts at 394,900 Euros MSRP. More info at www.brabus.com.

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