2009 Nissan Murano

2009 Nissan Murano

Look at the spy shots of new Murano, which was caught in camo on road tests. As we see, the overall shape and size is the same as the current Murano and even the wheels look familiar. Expect to see bigger changes on the inside as the Murano??ôs interior has been one of its weak points for years now.

The official debut of 2009 Nissan Murano in about two weeks at the Los Angelos auto show.

2009 Nissan Murano

Police Lotus Exige

Police Lotus Exige

Sussex Police get a new hot car on the force: a 140mph supercharged Lotus Exige. Sussex Police are showcasing the lightweight Lotus at events to get keen young drivers to talk to them.

The police Exige is capable of topping 140mph and accelerating from 0-60mph in just 4.1 seconds.

Sergeant Paul Masterton said: ???Many places in Sussex have a problem with youths speeding around, with their stereos blaring, making a general nuisance of themselves.

???We get calls about it every weekend, but when we turn up they usually speed off in the opposite direction as soon as they see us. It means we can never engage directly with these young people, and tell them about the dangers they??ôre causing.

???When we pull up in this Lotus, however, it??ôs usually them that are approaching us to have a look at the car!???

Sergeant Masterton said: ???A huge number of 17 to 25-year-olds die or cause other deaths on the roads each year, and even more suffer serious injury.

Lexus LF-Xh

Lexus LF-Xh

Lexus has unveiled its new LF-Xh luxury crossover at the Tokyo autoshow. The LF-Xh is a new generation of RX-series of luxury crossovers. All-wheel drive is backed by a V6 gasoline engine and high-output electric motor hybrid system.

Total length: 4,800mm
Total width: 1,895mm
Total height: 1,650mm
Wheelbase: 2,850mm

Lexus LF-Xh

BMW Concept 1 Series tii

BMW Concept 1 Series tii

The BMW Concept 1 Series tii was unveiled at Tokyo Auto show. Finished in Alpine White with black stripes and accented with black and blue elements, the 1 Series tii has been lightened through the use of carbon fiber on the hood and other trim elements like the rear diffuser insert, mirror covers, gurney flap, and intakes on the front air dam. Both the front and rear bumpers and the side sills are new designs exclusive to the tii. 18″ split-spoke wheels take up residence in the corners, and overall, the car has a squat, purposeful look.

Inside, BMW covers as many surfaces as possible in black alcantara, with white accents on the seats and steering wheel. BMW gives the tachometer top billing in the instrument cluster by making it white-faced. Unfortunately, the BMW Concept 1 Series tii doesn’t come with any details related to its actual performance upgrades.

BMW Concept 1 Series tii
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Crashed BMW M5 Touring

BMW M5 Touring

Guy from Hungary posted a set of images from a serious car crash he had in his M5 Touring. The accident occurred on the autobahn when he was travelling at about 112 mph. After hearing a loud bang from the right side, the car went out of control spinning sideways at 87 mph. It hit the roadside barrier several times before flipping over two times and coming to a halt.

Luckily, neither driver, his wife or his 7-month-old daughter that were on board that day got hurt. The accident was caused by a puncture to the rear right tyre. Although the Bimmer was fitted with a TPM system (Tire Pressure Management) the system never gave any warning whatsoever.

BMW M5 Touring
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Audi A1 Metroproject Quattro

Audi A1 Metroproject Quattro concept

Audi has released photos for its new A1 Metroproject Quattro concept. The new Metroproject Quattro will be displayed at the Tokyo Motor Show. The Audi metroproject Quattrois a pretty small car, designed to take on BMW??ôs MINI Cooper with its more masculine and upscale design.

The coup?©-like roof line and aluminium arches that run along the top edge of the car give it an aggressive stance, while the large Audi grille features up front.

Under the bonnet is a 1.4L TFSI engine developing 110kW (150 bhp), whose power is directed to the front wheels through an S-tronic dual-clutch gearbox. A 30kW (41hp) electric motor positioned on the rear axle is able to deliver an additional 200Nm of torque when you put the foot down. A true plug-in hybrid, the electric motor is capable of powering the metroproject on its own for zero-emission driving in residential areas. The capacity of the lithium-ion batteries allows the metroproject to travel up to 100km in pure electric mode and the motor can be recharged from any power socket, however the system does add 70kg to the total weight of the concept. Continue reading

2008 Citroen C5

2008 Citroen C5

Look at the official images of the all-new 2008 Citroen C5. The new Citroen C5 is based on the Peugeot 407 chassis and like the current C5, it too will be equipped with Citroen??ôs fabulous hydropneumatic suspension. The new C5 will be offered initially in sedan and station wagon variants and wont be available as a Cabrio. Instead, European buyers will be able to choose between sedan and station-wagon variants which can be equipped with wide variety of petrol and diesel engines. Sales are expected to start in Europe in March 2008.

2008 Citroen C5
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Audi TT-S

Audi TT S

The new Audi TT-S, coupe and cabrio, has been spotted at the Nurburgring. The TT-S gets the the same 2.0 liter TFSI engine from the Audi S3, but bumped up to 280hp, and will be available as Coupe and Roadster.

The new Audi TT-S will unveiled at the Geneva Auto Show in March 2008. Expected a year later is the Audi TT-RS with its twin-turbo 3.6 liter V6 engine which will produce approximately 350hp.

Audi TT S