VW CrossGolf combines SUV and MPV
Thursday, 28 September 2006

Volkswagen is celebrating the world premiere of a new version of the Golf at the Paris Motor Show: the CrossGolf. It merges the can-do qualities of a compact SUV with the versatility of a small MPV into a new crossover model. Like its little brother – the successful CrossPolo – the CrossGolf was also individually conceived by the experts division in matters of refinement and special vehicles at Volkswagen. 

Touareg With New Design and Innovative Technologies
Friday, 22 September 2006

Volkswagen is presenting in Paris the world premiere of a new generation of the Touareg luxury class SUV. The market launch of the new version of the top-seller will take place at the end of November 2006. The Touareg, equipped with over 2,300 redesigned parts, looks different from its predecessor with a completely modified front section with crest radiator grill, distinctive headlights and much more. In addition, a substantial amount of new and sometimes unique technical developments are being employed. The Touareg will also be available as the first Volkswagen with an eight cylinder direct injection gasoline-powered engine (V8 FSI, 257 kW / 350 hp). 

New Mercedes-Benz CL-Class
Monday, 11 September 2006

In autumn 2006 Mercedes-Benz is launching the culmination of more than 50 years of coupé tradition with the new CL-Class. The new two-door model combines peerless exclusivity and charismatic design with trailblazing technology which no other car brand is able to offer. The luxury coupé enters new dimensions in vehicle safety with PRE-SAFE® Brake, a unique system which automatically brakes the Coupé when a rear-end collision threatens. Standard equipment also includes Mercedes innovations such as an active ABC suspension (Active Body Control), the Intelligent Light System with five lighting functions and the anticipatory occupant protection system PRE-SAFE®. There is a choice of two powerful engines with eight or twelve cylinders. These generate significantly more output and torque, while exhibiting an exemplary smoothness which lives up to the Mercedes heritage of superb motoring refinement. 

Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren 722 Edition
Wednesday, 30 August 2006

The new Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren 722 Edition displays thoroughbred motor-racing attributes, having been developed in close cooperation with the motorsport specialists at the headquarters of the McLaren Formula-1 team in England. Featuring more than 300 modified components, the super sports car serves up a boost in output, more dynamic chassis tuning, improved aerodynamics and distinctly sporty interior appointments to thrill even the most demanding of sports-car enthusiasts. 

Volkswagen Iroc Concept
Thursday, 24 August 2006

Comeback of a successful idea: 33 years ago at the international Motor Show in Geneva Volkswagen presented a sensational coupé. It was compact, distinctive, agile, spacious and affordable. Volkswagen called it the Scirocco. The car struck the nerve of the times: More than half a million first generation Sciroccos were produced worldwide. Turning point: ­­In August 2006 the largest car maker in Europe is showing the reinterpretation of the successful Scirocco idea in a world premiere – the Iroc concept. 

New BMW X5
Tuesday, 08 August 2006

Its predecessor paved the way for a brand-new type of vehicle.  Now the new BMW X5 raises the Sports Activity Vehicle (SAV) driving experience to an even higher standard. Powerful eight and six-cylinder engines, unique suspension, enhanced BMW xDrive all-wheel-drive technology, as well as a weight-optimized bodyshell with extreme torsional stiffness all interact to ensure excellent agility and dynamic performance.he new BMW X5 is the only vehicle in its segment available with both Active Steering, developed by BMW, and AdaptiveDrive (a combination of Active Roll Stabilization and Electronic Damping Control).  It is also the first SAV fitted with runflat tires as standard equipment.The powerful elegance of the exterior design, just like the flexible and elegant interior, clearly underlines the dynamic character of the new BMW X5.

Opel Antara - Elegant 4WD Crossover
Wednesday, 02 August 2006

Following the enthusiastic reaction to the Antara GTC crossover concept car at the IAA 2005, Opel launches the production version of the all-new Antara this year. The technically sophisticated five-seater combines dynamic, elegant design with intelligent four-wheel drive, high levels of functionality, generous interior space, a raised seat position and clever transport features such as "Flex-Fix". Prices start at 26,850 euros for the five-door Antara, with which Opel is again staking a claim as leader among volume manufacturers in the SUV and crossover segment. The Antara makes its public world premiere at the Mondial de l´Automobile in Paris (September 30 – October 15, 2006). It can already be ordered now and will be available at dealerships from November. 

Tiguan - New Compact SUV
Thursday, 20 July 2006

Volkswagen will call its new compact SUV Tiguan. Not only the vehicle, but also the decision on the name is a brave journey into new terrain: the name was chosen by the readers of the AutoBild group. More than 350,000 votes were made from ten countries. The clear winner was Tiguan. The Touareg's little brother is to be produced in Wolfsburg and will be launched in 2008. 

All-Wheel-Drive Porsche 911 Targa 4 And Targa 4S
Monday, 17 July 2006

Porsche today announced that the new 911 Targa 4 and 911 Targa 4S will go on sale in November, 2006. For the first time, the Targa models will be available exclusively with permanent all-wheel drive and a rear body profile that is 44 millimeters (1.73 in.) wider than the standard 911 Carrera®. 

New Opel Corsa
Monday, 17 July 2006

Opel expects its innovative new Corsa’s career to be as spectacular as its first appearance in Old Billingsgate, near Tower Bridge on the banks of the Thames. The eagerly anticipated fourth-generation Corsa makes its world debut in London at the British International Motor Show (July 20 – 30). Over 9.4 million units of the popular Opel’s predecessor models have been sold in Europe since 1982. The new edition will be available at dealerships in October 2006 and is expected to again reach the top of its segment. It has everything it needs to get there: exciting design with sporty, athletic contours, a newly-developed chassis for safe and agile cornering, new high-tech features in this class, a new high-quality interior, generous space and a host of clever innovations such as the flexible integrated carrier system “Flex-Fix”, which makes its world premiere on a production car. 

New BMW 3er Coupe
Friday, 07 July 2006

A typical BMW. A completely special BMW 3er. A singular motor car. That is the new BMW 3er Coupé. With the two-door BMW settles a long tradition away and at the same time completely new accents in an interesting segment. Already for the third time the BMW 3er row is supplemented after sedan and Touring now around a coupé-model. But the new BMW 3er Coupé presents itself as independently as never first. Its individual character is to be recognized at first sight by the sportily stretched alignment body arranged again in the detail. And also under the hood the new Coupé offers something singular: The 3.0 liters row six cylinder engine with twin turbo loading, High Precision Injection and full aluminum crank cases celebrates there its premiere. 225 KW/306 HP strong high-power engine help the BMW 335i Coupé to outstanding driving dynamics and impresses nevertheless with favorable values consumed. For the introduction on the market two further petrol engines as well as two Diesel drives for the BMW 3er Coupé are offered. Rear-wheel drive, weight optimization, a harmonious axle load distribution and the most fastidious chassis of the segment are further guarantors for a fascinating driving experience. Beyond that Coupé for the first time also the intelligent all-wheel drive xDrive is available for the BMW 3er.

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