MAZDA CX-9 2008

MAZDA CX-9 2008

in Indonesia, Mazda just launched SUV CX-7 him, now in his origin country (Japan) has had the concept CX-9.
This was the second SUV generation 7 passengers in 2008.

According to the Mazda source, CX-9 used several components from Ford Edge and Mazda 6 sedans that used the machine V6 3,700 cc (273 dk) with the automatic transmission 6-speed.

skoda 2 review

here is a little review of skoda
Performance Performance rating
The Fabia offers a wide range of engines. Choices include 59bhp and 68bhp 1.2s, an 84bhp 1.4 and a 103bhp 1.6-litre petrol engines. All engines come with a five-speed manual gearbox as standard, but the 1.6 allows you to specify a semi-automatic gearbox. There are also two versions of Skoda's 1.4-litre turbodiesel, giving either 68bhp or 79bhp, while a 103bhp 1.9-litre engine tops the diesel range.
Ride & handling Ride & handling rating

The Fabia is big by supermini standards, but it's dinky enough to excel in the city, and light controls. The Fabia rides comfortably, too, doing a good job of smoothing out patchy surfaces. It does lean a little through corners, and it's hampered by a vague gearshift, though.
Refinement Refinement rating -
A little wind noise builds up around the windscreen pillars as speed increases, but road and suspension noise rarely break the calm in the cabin. It's a shame the same can't be said of the engines; all the three-cylinder engines are noisy, especially at low speeds, but the real villain is the 1.9-litre diesel, which is loud and gruff compared with modern diesel engines.

renault concept cars

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Veritable distillations of ideas, with new and breathtaking lines, concept cars are the substance of which dreams are made.
The dreams of the public that suddenly glimpses the future.
The dreams of designers who let their imagination and creativity reign free, creating new horizons of possibility and inventing the cars of the future.

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� to the future renault will

A dream made real through the uncommon status of concept cars. Freed from industrial constraints necessary for the production of vehicles on the assembly line, these one-of-a-kind prototypes are at the very heart of the Group�s strategy.
They express Renault�s anticipation of and response to the evolution in lifestyles.
They provide the public with the opportunity to experience new forms of expression and to test reactions.
Concept cars are precious accelerators of innovation.

Citroen Nemo

The Bologna Motor Show is coming and how every year the news will be very many. Here we talk about the concept that Citroen will present at the Motor Show, Citroen Nemo. Exactly, Citroen decided to call a model with the name of the famous fish of Walt Disney.

The plea was developed in cooperation with Fiat and Peugeot already presented to Roas Transport Show in Amsterdam.Ecco press release:
Completely Nemo! Nemo Concept illustrates the surprising closeness between Citro�n Nemo clown fish and his namesake. Like the fish, Nemo Concept can be seen as a "piccoletto" among their fellow human beings. However, its size will translate into an advantage, especially in the way traffic.

ferrari spider

what is different ferrari and spiderman.The Ferrari F430 is a high-performance sports car produced by the Italian automaker Ferrari to succeed the 360.

It debuted at the 2004 Paris Motor Show.[2] European left-hand drive sales began in November 2004, but right-hand drive sales did not start until Spring 2005, and the United States did not get the F430 until Summer 2005.

Beauty and intelligence in formula

Beauty and intelligence is back in the Paddock in the shape of the 10 extraordinary ladies

Beauty and intelligence is back in the Paddock in the shape of the 10 extraordinary ladies invited by Red Bull to every GP to compete in the Formula Una Ladies Award

news Ferrari building new simulator

i read a news that Ferrari is hard at work on a new formula one simulator, according to reports in the Spanish press. The sports daily Marca claims that Marc Gene is at the forefront of the high-tech equipment's development, and that his test at Jerez this week was almost exclusively centred on collecting information for the simulator.

McLaren's top secret state-of-the-art simulator is known as being currently the best among F1 teams, and it took much of the credit for Lewis Hamilton's sensational rookie season in 2007. Red Bull was believed to be building a similar unit and software for its own factory.

But Marca believes that Ferrari's new simulator will be superior to all others in F1, following more than 18 months of development led by Felipe Massa's former race engineer Gabriele Delli Colli.

Gene, Ferrari's secondary test driver, commented that the simulator is already operating at an advanced level. �I haven't tested like this for nearly a year and I should be a lot more rusty,� the Spaniard said at Jerez earlier this week, �but I am only a half or second or so away from R�ikk�nen. This is thanks to the simulator, which allows you to keep pace. It is a very big help,� he added.

Bologna Motor Show

Affluenza of public record today at 32 � Bologna Motor Show: full pavilions and Shell Arena packed in every order placed. In the morning the fair was visited by a guest exceptional: Emma Bonino, Minister of International Trade and European Policies.
After visiting the exhibition, the minister met with journalists in the press room: "I am very pleased to be here to express my appreciation for an event that every year manages to draw the attention of both the public. Visiting the pavilions I was genuinely impressed by the event plurisettorialit�: from the State Police and of the Army to test drive, the engagement to road safety than to the ecology, with issues of great public interest brought all 'interest visitors. I saw a demonstration of great quality and I have also noticed an exhibition of products really refined from this point of view the Motor Show is spectacular. "

Great result of the public for the departure of the Memorial Bettega Piazza Verdi: This city has responded, noting the curious twenty cars in the caravan (eight participants in the "Bettega, the Subaru Impreza then that was the way to Memorial, four cars Historical and seven cars EcoCity participating in the Ecoparata) in the first place a few steps from Two Towers and then along the streets of Bologna, reserving applause several pilots.

In today took place two awards: ANIA Foundation and Police celebrated the winner of the competition on road safety "cHIC! Ken, do not laugh chickens" while the pavilion on 25 stand Peugeot Miss Italy and Miss Silvia Battisti Peugeot Stephanie Salvadori have awarded winners Peugeot Trophy Competition.

Several of the characters present world of entertainment today at the Show: Giorgia Palmas, Paola and Chiara, the Absolute Zero, Riccardo Fogli, Mark Martin, Nada, Formula Three and Francesco Ark, in addition to sports Andrea Zorzi and Fabio Galante.

That tomorrow will be the final day of the Motor Show 2007. Morning will be held the traditional presentation of My Special Car Show, Exhibition and Sports dell'Auto Special: 10.30 in the Hall Trio, Block B of the Service Center, will be presented the 6 th edition of the event, scheduled from 28 to March 30, 2008 in Rimini Fair.

An hour later, at 11.30, an exceptional event: Night Room, Center Services Block D, Aci Sports organizes the presentation of the Rally of Italy Sardinia, the Italian stage of the World Rally 2008.

As per tradition Shell Arena will be great protagonist of the final day of the Show. It will play the final stages of Barclaycard Bettega Memorial and the Bomb Boogie Xtreme Supermotard, but especially the scene will Freestyle-Rally Tribute to Colin Mc Rae: pilots engaged in "Bettega" will perform in a descent of the bridge Shell Arena to be concluded , in front of the stands, with a "number" at their discretion and will be judged by a jury exceptional campionissimi consists of rallysmo and motorsports world every time. One way to honour the memory of Colin Mc Rae, extraordinary champion recently disappeared, always a friend of Motor Show.

Even on the last day will be different the celebrity guests at the Show: Giancarlo Minardi, Gaetano Curreri, leader of the Stadium and a trio of beauties formed by Debora Salvalaggio, Giorgia Palmas and Camila Morais.

grand finale the 32 rd edition of the Motor Show

Once again the world dell'Automobile has made an appointment to Bologna at the 32 ^ edition of the Motor Show (scheduled from December 7 to 16) for the second consecutive year has as main sponsors Barclaycard. . There are more than 50 brand automobile, virtually 100% of the market operating in our country, a rich showcase of previews of absolute level: 95 new confirmed to date, 11 of which global and European 6. 343 exhibitors catalogue, of which 83 from 16 foreign countries.

Product news in the foreground, then, but much space was also given to 'deepening, with a packed schedule of meetings and press conferences, and culture, with different initiatives leaving the Fairgrounds and embrace the city of Bologna.
Come da tradizione, i visitatori hanno anche l�opportunit� di provare in prima persona diverse vetture sulle 10 aree esterne dedicate: sono 14 le aziende impegnate nei test drive riservati al pubblico del Salone. According to tradition, visitors also have the opportunity to experience first-hand cars on 10 different outdoor areas dedicated are 14 companies involved in the test drive belonging to public exhibition.
Like every year, the Motor Show guarantees visitors moments of sport to four and two wheels to the highest levels.

Ferrari gadgets

1.Becker sat-nav

2.Meridian home entertainment system

3.Vertu mobile phone

Only the likes of Ferrari drivers Kimi Raikkonen and Felipe Massa could afford a mobile like this.

The Ascent Ferrari 1947 Limited Edition is being released to mark 60 years of Ferrari and cleverly, only 1947 of them have been made
Art.Engine speakers
They cost 18 grand but shoving the Ferrari logo on is sure to make them more attractive.

Which is useful, as they�re not that nice-looking.

Only 1000 of the tower systems have been made - sold in the UK through Sound Directions - and at 47inch tall, they are available in all the official Ferrari colours including Rosso Corsa and Nero.
4.Acer sat-nav

the Experience of Ferrari Thrill Driving

Teh chance is to get behind the wheel of one of the most famous sports cars in the world, the awesome Ferrari 355 Berlinetta.

Most of our customers are overwhelmed when they see the car they are about to drive for the first time. The supermodel lines, the smell of the hide, the crisp wail of the 380bhp V8 engine.

Add this to the feel of the famous click-clack gearbox and the mind blowing acceleration.

The experience includes a welcome, briefing in the car, a session driving a Ferrari 355, a certificate and a driver analysis form completed by your instructor. Itinerary :
Welcome, introduction and briefing in the car
A session driving a Ferrari 355 Berlinetta
A de-briefing session in which you get a driver analysis form completed by your instructor
A presentation certificate
A free 4x4 Off-Road passenger ride for spectators (Staffordshire venue only).

Duration :

Please allow approximately 1 hour at the venue for the Ferrari Thrill Experience.

Availability :

Courses are available in the morning and the afternoon on selected Saturdays and some weekdays from February to December.

Gift vouchers are valid for 12 months.

We endeavour to dispatch vouchers by first class post on the day of purchase when ordered before 3pm

Locations :


Restrictions :

You must hold a full manual driving licence, be less than 6'6" and weigh less than 18 1/2 stone.

Spectators :

Spectators are encouraged to attend.

Need Four-Wheel Drive?

A four-wheel-drive or all-wheel-drive vehicle is one in which the engine powers all four wheels either part of the time or all of the time. Most cars have two-wheel drive, which means either the front or back wheels are powered by the engine.

Four-wheel drive, which we'll refer to as 4WD, is optional on many SUVs and there are pluses and minuses to this pricey and complex feature.

If you already know the difference between driveline types, but are unsure as to which best suits your needs, you can read Four-Wheel Drive Demystified on the co-branded site to find out more.

As the chart below illustrates, SUVs with 4WD drive are more expensive than their two-wheel-drive counterparts.

Top 10 Luxury Cars for woman

Thelma and Louise sought top-down glory in a light blue �66 Ford Thunderbird convertible. Carol Brady settled for a Plymouth station wagon, an eminently practical choice � and about as exciting as a soft-boiled egg. The luxury vehicles with the highest percentage of women drivers today aren�t at either of these extremes. Rather, they�re some of the most well-balanced cars out there, from a shapely, sporty BMW roadster to a quartet of safe yet chic Volvos.

�The common denominator with most of the vehicles on this list is that they�re all sophisticated, refined vehicles with complex surfacing and highly-evolved design,� says Imre Molnar, dean of the College for Creative Studies in Detroit, Mich., where he runs one of the world�s largest transportation design programs.

Molnar calls out the �flame surfacing� that chief BMW designer Chris Bangle employed � sometimes controversially � when creating the BMW Z4, which heads up our list of the top 10 luxury cars driven by women. The Z4's body blends convex and concave shapes inspired by a flame. When designing the car, Bangle even commissioned a group of dancers so that he could model the roadster's form in part based on their spontaneous body movements. "Women are responding to this fluid, organic, inspired form,� Molnar says.

Besides sophistication, women are also looking for subtlety. �I think women have such a good eye for detail,� says Vicki Vlachakis, designer of the Saturn Sky, which is popular with women, according to CNW Marketing Research data, but isn't on our list because it's not a luxury car. �The attention to detail is really important on the interior; on all of the key driving interfaces such as the gauges, shifter area, steering wheel and seats.�

Styling and aesthetics alone won't win women over, though. �To put it bluntly, women are more practical than men when it comes to cars,� says Art Spinella of CNW Marketing Research. �Whereas men tend to buy cars that are more testosterone-based and macho [see our men's list], women are into cars that are sophisticated and sensible.� The Lexus IS, which ranks 10th, offers strong performance from two available V6 engines, but still returns decent gas mileage at an estimated average of 27 mpg for combined city/highway driving in the IS 250. Likewise the sporty BMW Z4, which cranks out more than 200 hp but gets 30 mpg on the highway.
by Stephen Milioti

Most Extravagant Car

From a foot-long sterling silver Bentley replica that costs more than some luxury cars to a $13,300 Audi pedal car for the kids, there's a car-related gift even for those who have everything.

Take, for example, Bentley's $55,000 Blower Model, a foot-long replica of a 1920s-era Bentley painstakingly rendered from sterling silver. Sure, springing for $395 Bentley cuff links would have been impressive, but let's face it, they aren't available in a limited edition of 10 like the Blower Model, and nor do they take 20 weeks for delivery. So get your order in now for next year. It's the kind of gift that says, "I could have bought you a Mercedes-Benz E-Class, but they're simply too common."

Bentley fans aren't the only ones who can be spoiled. Aston Martin devotees who consider the sexy British cars to be art will appreciate a photograph of their favorite model juxtaposed with work by Anselm Kiefer, Jean Nouvel, or Tony Cragg, among other noted artists. Pricing for a framed print of any of the pieces comes in at just under $7,000.

Hummer HX Concept

TheThree new GM designers - David Rojas, Min Young Kang and Robert Jablonski, were given the opportunity by the American carmaker to create a concept vehicle for the Hummer brand that will debut at the 2008 Detroit Show in January. According to GM�s press release, the E-85 FlexFuel capable HUMMER HX �embodies the off road spirit of HUMMER in a fully customizable package�.

Among other features, the HX gets a pair of removable roof panels above the driver and front passenger and a modular, removable rear roof assembly enabling a quick conversion from closed vehicle to open vehicle SUT
In its final concept form, the E-85 FlexFuel capable HUMMER HX embodies the off road spirit of HUMMER in a fully customizable package. The HX offers an open-air driving experience via a pair of removable roof panels above the driver and front passenger and a modular, removable rear roof assembly enabling a quick conversion from closed vehicle to open vehicle SUT. It also features a slant back assembly with removable doors and fender flairs.

�Working as a team, you realize it�s more than one person influencing the vehicle,� said Rojas. �You can see the inspiration from each of our designs in the final concept vehicle. We�re all proud to have the chance to see our sketches become reality.�

Ferrari�s Dino

Ferrari�s Dino

Despite being conceived more than two years ago, the whole project only got the green light in September, and is scheduled to be unveiled at a major motor show in 2009.

It's the supercar scoop of the year! Auto Express has had exclusive access to insider details and can now reveal all the details of the Italian legend�s most important new model of the decade. Yes, the Dino is back!

Taking the latter part of its name from Enzo Ferrari�s son, our contacts are confident that the eventual title will be �420 Dino�, with the number referring to the V8 engine�s size.

Back in Italy, one fierce debate is still raging between Ferrari, Pininfarina � the car�s designer � and Ferrari�s owner, Fiat. While all indicators still lean toward the Dino being a coup�-cabriolet with a folding hard-top, some bosses would prefer to launch the entry-level model as a berlinetta hard-top GTB first, followed soon after by a targa GTS.

This would follow the trend set by the 246 Dino GT and GTS from 1968 and 1971, and the 308 GTB and GTS from 1975 and 1977.

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Gallery 2007 Los Angeles Auto Show

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Review of 2008 Cadillac CTS

Review of 2008 Cadillac CTS
It starts off with freshened exterior styling that seems less "scientific" and more "artistic." Overall body dimensions are similar to the original CTS, but there are an additional 2 inches of track width to give the sedan a more powerful stance. This impression of substance is highlighted by aggressively styled fender flares and a new grille that takes cues from the Cadillac Sixteen concept car.

Inside, the entry-level Cadillac's cabin is constructed of higher-quality materials. Buyers have a choice of attractive carbon-fiber or real wood accents, and these frame an aluminum-trimmed center stack and console. Bright metallic accents also stylishly adorn the gauges, primary controls and dash vents. It's a classy look that avoids looking busy and overdone. Backseat passengers enjoy more than an inch of additional rear legroom, thanks to slimmer front seats.

If the passengers in the 2008 Cadillac CTS are happier, the driver will border on giddy, owing to the extensively retuned suspension and new powertrains. Cadillac chassis engineers spent a great deal of development time on Germany's famed N�rburgring road course, and it shows on even the well-controlled standard setup. Two additional sport suspension choices further dial up the fun.

2007 Ferrari 612 gallery

2007 Ferrari 612 Scaglietti 2dr Cpe

All new 2007 Ferrari 612 Scaglietti specifications include engine specs, transmission, drivetrain, bodystyle, color choices, standard features and options, and more. These vehicle specs will arm you with the knowledge you will need to shop for or compare cars.
EPA Ratings

* City 10/hwy 17 (5.7L engine/6-speed sequential manual trans)
* City 11/hwy 17 (5.7L engine/6-speed manual trans)


* Auto headlamps w/washers
* Front/rear fog lights
* Light tinted windows
* Pwr heated mirrors w/tilt-down feature
* Rain-sensing wipers
* Rear lip spoiler
* Rear window defogger


* Alloy trim on gear knob
* Aluminum gear shift knob
* Aluminum instrument panel insert
* AM/FM stereo w/CD-inc: trunk mounted 6-disk CD-changer, amplifier, (9) speakers
* Automatic two-zone climate control
* Aux pwr outlet
* Cigar lighter w/ashtray
* Driver/passenger door pocket bins
* Floor console
* Front leather 8-way pwr bucket seats w/memory, adjustable head restraints
* Front/rear center armrest
* Front/rear floor mats
* Full leather headliner
* Ignition immobilizer
* In-dash clock
* Instrumentation-inc: tachometer, oil pressure, engine temp, trip odometer, ambient temp gauge, low tire pressure warning
* Leather trim on doors & dashboard
* Leather-trimmed pwr tilt/telescopic steering wheel
* Lighting-inc: delayed/fade courtesy lights, reading lights, cargo area light
* Lighting-inc: dome light, front reading lights, cargo light
* Passenger-side visor vanity mirror
* Pwr locks
* Pwr remote trunk/hatch release
* Pwr windows w/driver one-touch down
* Rear bucket seats w/adjustable head restraints
* Rear window defogger
* Remote keyless entry
* Security system
* Trip computer
* Window grid antenna


* 18" front/19" rear alloy wheels
* 4-wheel Anti-lock Brake System (ABS)
* 5.7L DOHC MPFI 48-valve V12 engine
* 6-Speed manual transmission
* Auto leveling rear suspension
* Electronic stability control
* Front/rear stabilizer bar
* Front/rear vented disc brakes
* Independent front/rear wishbone suspension w/coil springs
* Limited-slip rear differential
* P245/45ZR18 front tires
* P285/40ZR19 rear tires
* Pwr rack-&-pinion steering
* Rear wheel drive
* Traction control




* 3-point seat belts w/pretensioners
* 4-wheel Anti-lock Brake System (ABS)
* Driver & front passenger front airbags
* Driver & front passenger side-impact airbags
* Electronic traction control
* Side-impact beams