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  1. The iconic Stingray name is back. Chevrolet took the covers of the 2014 Corvette at the Detroit Motor Show and has given it the Stingray name. The new Vette will be powered by a 6.2 liter V8 engine churning out 450 bhp. Transmission will either be a 7 speed manual and a six speed auto box with paddleshifts. What do you feel? I think it looks hot Check out a full picture gallery here: http://www.autocarindia.com/Gallery/328747,new-2014-chevrolet-corvette-stingray-photos,1.aspx
  2. Volkswagen has unveiled the CrossBlue SUV concept at the Detroit Motorshow. It will be a seven seater SUV when it goes into production and will rival the likes of the Toyota Highlander, Ford Explorer and Honda Pilot. It will replace the elderly and slow-selling Routan MPV, fitting into the range between the Tiguan and the Touareg, a car considered too expensive to successfully compete against more affordable competition.At 4987mm long, 2015mm wide and 1733mm tall, the CrossBlue is bigger than a Touareg. It uses VW’s MQB architecture, and the production car is likely to be closely related to the next Tiguan, with transverse engines. It will be built in the US alongside the US-market Passat. The show car has a plug-in diesel-electric hybrid powertrain, with a 2.0-litre engine and a pair of motors, one driving each axle – combined they produce 302bhp and a 0-100kph time of 7.2secs. From the picture the concept looks to be of Mercedes GL proportions size wise. Will definitely be a good seller if it is launched in India, A seven seater makes a lot of sense.
  3. Audi has unveiled the rival to the BMW M6 GranCoupe, the RS7 at the Dtroit Motor Show 2013. The new RS7 comes with a new 552bhp twin-turbocharged 4.0-litre V8 engine. The RS7 is the sixth RS model in the Audi range. Power for the RS7 Sportback comes from the same 4.0-litre V8 petrol engine used by the recently unveiled third-generation RS6 Avant. It produces 552bhp at 5700rpm and 76.45kgm of torque between 1750rpm and 5500rpm - some 138bhp and 20.46kgm more than the less highly tuned version of the same V8 in the S7 Sportback.Because Audi’s seven-speed dual-clutch gearbox is unable to handle the heady torque loading of the engine, the RS7 Sportback receives a standard eight-speed automatic ’box. It operates in combination with the latest evolution of the Audi’s Quattro four-wheel drive system, offering the choice between D (drive), S (sport) and M (manual) modes. Audi is yet to confirm a kerb weight for its latest RS model but claims it delivers 0-100kph in 3.9sec and a top speed limited to 250kph. Buyers can raise the top speed to 280kph with an optional Dynamic package and to 305kph with a Dynamic Plus package. Underpinning the RS7 Sportback is a heavily reworked version of the standard A7 Sportback’s chassis that features widened tracks and air suspension. Audi will also offer its new performance model with an optional steel-sprung suspension in combination with Dynamic Ride Control as part of a package known as Sport Suspension Plus — a move that is reflected on the new RS6 Avant.
  4. Toyota has revealed its Toyota Corolla Furia concept car at the Detroit motor show, the firm’s first clues as to the future direction of its best-selling saloon. The Furia is the latest in a string of recent concepts from Toyota with bolder and more distinctive designs, following a personal plea from company chief Akio Toyoda for the firm to become more daring and break free of its conservative image and appeal to younger buyers. The concept is 4620mm long, 1805mm wide and 1425mm high, with a wheelbase of 2700mm giving it relatively short overhangs. The concept is boldest at its front, with the design a much more striking interpretation of the look found on the new European-market Auris.A sharply raked windscreen and low roofline ensure a lower sleeker profile than that of Toyota’s current Corolla. A usual array of more outlandish concept features make it onto the Furia, including 19in alloys, lashings of carbonfibre trim and a large rear diffuser with integrated exhausts. “The Corolla Furia Concept is an early indicator of where our compact car design may lead in the future,” said Toyota vice president Bill Fay at the concept’s unveiling in Detroit. He hoped the design “would surprise a lot of people". View the full gallery of the Furia here: http://www.autocarin...-gallery,1.aspx
  5. Mercedes has revealed its much talked about CLA compact sedan at the Detroit Motor Show 2013. This will be the entry level sedan in the Mercedes line up and will be positioned below the C Class. Surely Merc is targeting a bigger market . Im not too fond of Merc's current design but Im waitng to see how this looks in the flesh. At 4630mm in length, 1777mm in width and 1437mm in height, the CLA is 40mm longer, a scant 7mm wider and 43mm lower than the existing C-class. However, the C-class is set to grow dramatically in its next incarnation as part of a significant realignment of the Mercedes line-up brought about by a decision to pursue sales more aggressively in the world’s two largest markets, China and North America. Mercedes is talking up the aerodynamic properties of its sleek new entry-level saloon. It claims an overall drag coefficient (Cd) of 0.22 for an upcoming CLA180 BlueEfficiency Edition model that will go on sale in some markets from June. Its 0.22 Cd represents a record for a series-production car. Regular models have a Cd of 0.23. A 120bhp four-cylinder 1.6-litre engine, developed in cooperation with Renault, will power the base C180 model. A turbocharged 2.0-litre petrol powerplant with 208bhp will appear in the initial range-topping CLA250. The sole diesel model at launch will be the CLA220 CDI, powered by a 168bhp 2.1-litre turbodiesel. Other engines will follow, including a highly tuned turbocharged 2.0-litre four-cylinder developed by AMG. Said to boast a specific output of over 174bhp per litre, it is set to provide the upcoming four-wheel-drive CLA45 AMG with a BMW-M135i-topping 349bhp. Full story here: http://www.autocarindia.com/News/328739,mercedes-cla-compact-saloon-revealed.aspx
  6. BMW is putting up a big show T Detroit this year. First up it has revealed the M6 GranCoupe just as Audi has taken the covers off the RS7. The M6 GC distinguished by an aerodynamic body kit that includes a new front bumper, revised side skirts and a carbon fiber-reinforced plastic (CFRP) diffuser. There's also a CFRP roof, a four-tailpipe exhaust system and 20-inch alloy wheels. The interior is virtually identical to the standard model but is equipped with Merino leather seats, an M steering wheel and an Alcantara headliner. Customers can also order M multifunction seats, GPS navigation and a Bang & Olufsen audio system. Power comes from a twin-turbo 4.4-liter V8 engine that produces 560 HP (412 kW) and 680 Nm (502 lb-ft) of torque. It is connected to a seven-speed M Double Clutch Transmission which enables the car to accelerate from 0-100 km/h in 4.2 seconds and hit an electronically-limited top speed of 250 km/h (155 mph) or 305 km/h (189 mph) with the optional M Driver’s Package.