Mitsubishi has made a timely announcement regarding the Euro-spec i-MiEV. The information comes just a few weeks before the Paris Motor Show.
People waiting for the 2010 Porsche 911 Turbo to get a price tag in the US will probably be disappointed to know that the current model will be tad expensive compared to the one that sells as a 2009 variant. The advantage is that you get a better performing engine and an attractive spec sheet all over which makes it’s a supercar for performance and everyday drivability taking forward the 35 year old legacy.
The model comes with a beastly 500hp flat-six boxer engine which renders 516-lb-ft of torque. It can pelt from 0 to 60mph in 3.2 seconds and it has an overall top speed of 194mph. The 2010 model delivers better fuel economy numbers where the commuter fetches 17mpg in the city and 25mpg on the highway. The Coupe version of the 2010 Porsche 911 Turbo will cost $132,800 while the drop-top will be available for $143,800 and the sales for the car will begin by the end of this month.
The new Kia Cadenza was presented to the Korean public today, creating a wave of excitement among them. The new vehicle will be the replacement for the Opirus/Amanti and will be called K7 in its home country. There are a lot of obvious borrowings from the design of the KND-5 Contept Car, and it’s worth noting that this is the first vehicle to use Kia’s new platform, branded “Type-N”.
The Cadendza comes out a bit shorter than its predecessor, but it’s been redesigned to make it a bit more roomy for occupants. There are also various other luxury goodies added to the interior, such as special lighting, a welcoming system, and advanced air conditioning. The car is driven by a 3.5l V6 engine capable of producing 290 hp and 338 Nm of torque, so it should give you the performance you’d expect.
Maserati has announced that its new GranCabrio will cost £95,630 (OTR) in the UK. The GranCabrio is currently available for order and the first right-hand drive models will go on sale in UK showrooms from April 2010 onwards.
The Maserati GranCabrio, which is more of a convertible version of the GranTurismo S, comes powered with a 4.7-liter V8 engine that delivers 323 kW (440 hp) and 490 Nm of torque. This beauty can accelerate from 0-62 mph in 5.4 seconds to a top speed of 175 mph, all thanks to a six-speed ZF automatic gearbox.
This new model of Maserati offers customers a choice of 14 different exterior colors, in addition to an assortment of leather upholstery and a variety of dashboard trims.
Customers also have the option to buy a bespoke four-piece leather luggage set and a trolley suitcase which can be fixed to the rear seats.
It took a long time coming but what is good to know is that the Renault Fluence has been finally readied for production and in a couple of months, the car will be up for sale. Just to refresh your memories, the Renault Fluence Concept was first revealed in 2004 at the Louis Vuitton Car Elegance Classic in England. The sedan which is more about passenger space than anything else will come with seven different engines to choose from, which includes two petrol and 5 diesel variants. The top of the line in the petrol segment will be a 2.0-litre variant capable of producing 140hp. As far as the diesel variant is concerned, the top version will be a 110hp model with a dual clutch transmission. For some reason we don’t like the back of the car very much.
The Australian car market will soon be embracing a limited edition Mercedes Benz C 63 AMG edition 63. The Edition 63 will have the same features such as those of the standard Mercedes Benz C 63 AMG giving it s similar look. There will be a few things different from the standard model including unique 19-inch DTM-style alloy wheels, three exclusive color choices Platinum Black, Mystic White, and Allanite Grey, and dark tinted privacy glass fitted to estate models. The interior will have a number of unique design features that include two rare upholstery colors- designo sand or designo classic red, extended black leather appointments with contrast stitching, illuminated door sills, AMG floor mats, and an AMG shifter.
The performance hasn’t been much toyed with and the only change is the addition of an AMG locking differential that helps with optimizing rear grip when accelerating out of turns. The engine choice includes the standard C63 AMG 6.3-liter V8 engine that produces 451hp and 600Nm of torque. It can pelt from 0 to 100 in 4.5 seconds, the estate variant clocks the same distance in 4.6 seconds. Only 63 of these units will be produced each selling for $169,900 AUD.
Scheduled to be available in the US dealerships starting next week, we managed to find out how much the new Audi Q5 will cost. And although it’s only for the US market, we can definitely get the idea … The base model will start from $37,200 (plus $825 destination/delivery/tax), the Premium Plus starts at $41,500 while the Prestige goes up sky from $48,200. Based on the A4 platform, Q5 is a long-wheelbase crossover vehicle that plans to take on BMW’s X3. It has an 18 mpg in the city and 23 mpg on the highway, so you better be saving some money if that suits you. We’d definitely want to get behind the wheel for a bit.
Do you remember Ferrari California? Do you remember the way it looks? it doesn’t matter if you said yes or no, the most important thing is … can you afford one because we know how much it will sell for (at least in the UK). The Brits already know price for the new Ferrari California and it’s £143,000. What you get for the money? Great looks that cover a 4.3-litre V8 beast that does 460 bhp at 7500rpm, weighs 1735kg, features a 7-speed double-clutch transmission and does 0 to 100km/h in under 4 seconds. Amazing? You betcha!