Category: Reports

New Engines For Mercedes-Benz: Inline Six Cylinders And Turbocharged AMG Units

Mercedes-Benz currently boasts a range of V6 engines in its line-up, however according to AutoCar this could soon change. The German automaker is allegedly making a move back to the inline six-cylinder engine setup. The inline six-cylinder engines are expected to make a return in 2016, in the next-generation E-Class. In 2017, the C-Class will receive the updated engines in […]

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BMW And PSA Peugeot-Citroen Reach A Hybrid Agreement

PSA Peugeot Citroen and BMW have signed a document which shares hybrid powertrains for front-wheel-drive vehicles. At the moment, details on this agreement are limited however BMW said that the partnership will create a more standardized range of equipment for electric vehicles. Furthermore, the agreement will offer both parties extended growth in their range in other markets. There is no […]

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Ford Ka Might Become The Ford Start Concept In 2014

There’s a chance that Ford might use the previously revealed Start Concept as a replacement for the Ka. All of this could happen by the year 2014, where the overall design would change completely in an attempt to appeal to customers emotion. The Start Concept revealed earlier this year was designed for the urban environment where it houses a 1.0-litre […]

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Porsche Looking To Hybridize Their Range

Due to tougher emission laws, reports have said that Porsche will use hybrid technology to stay inline with the requirements. Wolfgang Duerheimer, Porsche’s development chief, has said that “In the future, we will have hybrid drive in every model line.” There was no word on what system will be used, however Porsche’s Heinz-Jakob Neusser said that the Panamera Hybrid will […]

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Volvo Looking To Enter The 5-Door Hatchback Market

According to reports, Volvo is planning to create a 5-door hatchback model to compete against the Volkswagen Golf. The 5-door Volvo will only launch in 2012 where it will be a completely new model to that segment, as it boasts 5-doors opposed to three like the C30. Furthermore, the new 5-door would use the same technologies found in the S40 […]

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British Motor Show Cancelled For 2012

The British Motor Show has been cancelled for 2010, where reports now state that it has also been cancelled for 2012. The Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders announced this on Thursday. “In recent years the show has played a less important role in influencing new car buyers and vehicle manufacturers are focusing their limited resources on events and activities […]

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Audi S1 & Polo R To Boast All-Wheel-Drive

Audi recently revealed that the Audi S1 would use front-wheel-drive, well, it seems as if things have changed. The VW Group said that the upcoming VW Polo R and Audi S1 could in-fact boast all-wheel-drive technology. Reports said that VW will enhance the PQ25 platform to boast all-wheel-drive technology, namely Quattro for the Audi. At the Paris Motor Show, Audi […]

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VW Will Influence The Design Of The Porsche Cajun 2-Door SUV

Volkswagen are planning to influence the design of Porsche where they are expected to start with the baby SUV called the Cajun. The Porsche Cajun is expected to be a 2-door model for 2013-2014 where it will be smaller than the Audi Q5. Porsche will target the Range Rover Evoque with the Cajun SUV. At the Paris Auto Show of […]

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Saab Eyes BMW Front-Wheel-drive Platform

Saab has already signed an engine agreement with BMW, however the Swedish automaker would like to further negotiations by including platforms for front-wheel-drive vehicles. BMW has announced that they will create a new front-wheel-drive platform for small-vehicle competition, and Saab are looking to jump into that market too. The platform in question will underpin the 9-2 minicar, if everything goes […]

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Porsche Might Do Formula One

Porsche has said that they are looking into a Formula One team, where they could become a full team and not just an engine supplier. The initial statements come from the Paris Motor Show where Porsche’s CEO spoke about the idea. Since then, Research and Development Director, Wolfgang Durheimer, said: “If Porsche was to go to formula one, then it […]

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Audi Looking For Another Sport Model — Could Base It On The eTron Spyder

Audi’s Chief of Development has said that the brand is looking to create a new sporty model. Michael Dick was interviewed by Auto, Motor und Sport where he said that “there is definitely still room for another sports car series,” alongside the TT and R8 models. Michael said that the eTron Spyder from the Paris Motor Show gave good impressions, […]

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Volkswagen’s New Mid-Size Sedan Sketched, Again

Volkswagen has revealed new images of their New Mid-Size Sedan which will find its way to the American market. Basically, the NMS is scheduled for a debut in Detroit in 2011 where sales will then start during the third quarter of that year. The VW NMS will replace the Passat as the Passat seems to be no good in America. […]

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Baby Porsche SUV Could Be Called The Cajun

Volkswagen has said that a smaller Porsche SUV is on its way, and it could be called the ‘Cajun’. The news comes from VW CEO Martin Winterkorn who recently spoke in an interview with German magazine Der Spiegel. The baby SUV for Porsche will expand sales for the brand, as the plan is to double sales by year 2013. We […]

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Ford Looking To Simply Their Range To About 20 Nameplates

Alan Mulally, the CEO of Ford, has said that he would like to see the brand’s product line-up consisting of only 20 different vehicles. Mulally said that the line-up should vary between 20 and 25 different nameplates. “There will be less than 30, on our way to 20 to 25.” said Ford CEO, Alan Mulally. Furthermore, Mulally would like to […]

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Saab Seal Deal With BMW For Engines

Saab has finally signed an engine purchasing agreement with BMW, and despite details being limited it was said that Saab will receive a turbocharged 1.6-litre four-cylinder petrol unit for the upcoming 9-3 which goes on sale in 2012. The turbocharged 1.6-litre motor will offer start/stop, and other fuel saving technologies. There is no word on the power-output for this unit. […]

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