2010 Mercedes E-Class

Its a spy shots of the new 2010 Mercedes-Benz E Class, which was caught in the desert. The test mule still a bit of camo on it, but you can clearly see a lot of the new sheetmetal. Previous photos see here. The car is rumored to be making its official debut at the 2009 Frankfurt Motor Show in September 2008.

As you see, it looks like the S-Class wheel arches haven’t made it to the new E, which resembles M-B’s C Class instead.
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Crash test: Fiat 500 vs. Audi Q7

Coolest crash test from german ADAC: tiny Fiat 500 vs. massive Audi Q7.

It seems a couple of bad things happened to the Fiat 500. Firstly the door deformed, which means in an accident it’s going to be difficult to get the driver & passengers out for medical treatment.

The second thing was that the airbag seemed to burst just after the driver was about 1/2 way through his foward thrust. That is, it receives the blow from the driver, and then the entire car is thrust backwards & the steering wheel into the drivers face by the momentum of the Audi Q7.

Other than that, that Fiat 500 is a remarkably tough little beast.

Saturn Aura

Opel Insignia

General Motors says the new Vauxhall/Opel Insignia, will make its global debut at London Motor Show, will be the basis for the new Saturn Aura.

The Aura will have a completely different skin and interior, but sub-systems, suspensions and powertrains will be shared, though we are not sure just how many of the six available gas and diesel engines in the Euro-only Opel will make their way Stateside.

GM also shot down the possibility of a coupe version of the Insignia making production.

Porsche Cayenne

The Porsche Cayenne test mule has been caught in testing with light camo. It’s a second generation of the popular SUV, which planned to launch in 2010.

The petrol-electric hybrid is expected to be a V8 due next year, while the oil-burner will most likely be the 3.0-litre V6 unit found in the Audi Q7.

A diesel could give Porsche around 15,000 extra sales a year, as well as answering the critics – it is the most polluting mainstream manufacturer, with an average CO2 output of 275.6g/km across its range.

Porsche wants to rush out the second generation Cayenne before the demand for high performance SUVs completely drops. Its other sibling, the Volkswagen Touareg, is due by the end of 2010, but the Audi Q7 won’t be replaced until around 2013.

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Ford Fiesta Love Factory

Ford has created a new viral campaign for its new subcompact hatch car dubbed “Fiesta Love Factory”. I am accused of being a bit slow sometimes, but I don’t even know what they are attempting to communicate with these ads. Rastamans? Perhaps these spots are a bit silly and memorable, but I just don’t understand what about this would encourage me to buy a Ford Fiesta.

I think, target market are young stupid pregnants only.

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BMW 3-Series facelift

Bavarian carmaker share first official photos its facelifted 3-Series.

As you see, changes to the front end include new lights with LED indicators, revised bumpers, less chrome on the grille and a more distinctive creased bonnet. Fresh, larger mirrors grace the doors, while the restyled rear lamp clusters also include LEDs.

Inside, the 3 gains the latest, simplified iDrive cabin control system with a larger LCD monitor, and has sockets for connecting MP3 players to an 80GB hard drive. All engines get BMW’s Efficient Dynamics technology, and a new 245bhp six-cylinder diesel debuts. Coupe and cabrio buyers can select as option the seven-speed dual-clutch box, too. The revised 3-Series arrives in dealerships in September.

Peugeot 308 CC

Look at the first official images of the new Peugeot 308 CC. The 308 CC that will make its debut at the Paris Auto Show in October. Due to hit European dealerships by the end of the year or early 2009, the 2+2 seater 308 CC is equipped with a retractable hardtop.

Expected the open-top Peugeot 308 CC to be offered with three gasoline engines, a naturally aspirated 1.6-liter with 120Hp and 1.6-liter Turbo with 150 and 175Hp, and at least two diesel units, a 110HP 1.6-liter and 136 HP 2.0-liter.

No word about price.
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Golden Porsche 911 Cabriolet in Russia

Golden Porsche 911

In Russia they drive in solid gold covered Porsche cars. Well, you could go and buy a more expensive car like a Porsche Carrera GT. Just like the owner of this Porsche 911 Cabriolet in Russia who meticulously covered his entire car with gold plates – more 40 pounds of the pure gold was used while decorating this excellent car.

Golden Porsche 911
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2009 BMW 7-Series

Look at the first official high resolution images of the new BMW 7-Series sedan. The new 7-Series hides its size well enough and if anything else, the styling is no where near as controversial as the previous 7-Series.
The new BMW’s flagship boasts an array of features and systems, including Active Blind Spot Detection, Night Vision with new Pedestrian Detection, Side View and Back-up Cameras, Active Cruise Control with new stop-and-go capability and a new Integral Active Steering, which adds speed-sensitive rear-wheel steering to BMW’s front Active Steering system.
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2010 Mazda3

The first images of upcoming new Mazda3 were leaked on the net. The forthcoming Mazda3 is one of the most highly anticipated future models.

The designer of 2010 Mazda3 prototype took a different approach, applying elements from the Nagare, Ryuga, Hakaze, Taiki and Furai concept cars to a an enlarged version of the Mazda2. Not bad but we would have definetely preferred a different styling for the front-end.

More pics after jump
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