Monday, October 1, 2012

2013 Audi S3 is hot-hatch forbidden fruit par excellence

2013 Audi S3
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Posted Sep 29th 2012 1:33PM


Alas, of all the not-for-U.S. models we see every year, some sting more than others. While the Volkswagen GTI may define 'hot-hatch' stateside, the 2013 Audi S3 ups the ante, and it looks even tastier and forbidden up close.

The centerpiece of the A3 is the new 2.0-liter TFSI inline-4. The turbocharged mill generates a whopping 300 horsepower and 280 pound feet of torque. Power is sent through either a six-speed manual transmission or optional S-Tronic gearbox to quattro full-time all-wheel drive. With a curb weight that is 132 pounds lower than its predecessor, the S3 is able to get from zero to 62 mph in 5.1 seconds. Fuel economy is listed at 6.9-liters per 100 kilometers, which converts to just over 34 miles per gallon, though the EPA testing cycle differs.

A lot of the luxury and safety tech found in the S3 comes from its larger stablemates. Adaptive cruise control, MMI user interface, navigation, and a Bang & Olufsen audio system all put the 'premium' in 'premium performance compact.'

If you're one of the lucky European hooligans with €38,900 ($50,699) to plunk down, the S3 could be yours. You'll have to wait a few months, though, as it doesn't land in dealerships until early 2013. Audi's PR blast is posted below.






 

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Audi A3 E-Tron

Audi A3 e-tron

Posted Sep 25th 2012 11:57AM
Vital Stats
Engine:
85 kW Electric Motor
Power:
134 HP / 199 LB-FT
Transmission:
Single Speed
MSRP:
(Prototype)


The most innovative part of the Audi A3 E-Tron prototype isn't found under the hood or in its battery compartment. Instead, one must sit in the driver's seat and move slightly to the side, then peer at the two smallish steering wheel-mounted paddle shifters.

On traditional internal combustion engine (ICE) vehicles, a quick tug on the left paddle shifts the transmission down one gear while the right is used for shifting the gearbox up. However, nearly all battery-electric vehicles (BEV) have but a single-speed transmission. Paddle shifters are completely unnecessary. The engineers at Audi, likely not wanting to leave gaping holes on the back of the trick sporty steering wheel, gave the two plastic flaps a new role – to control the intensiveness of regenerative braking.

It was a game-changing move.



































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Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Mahindra opens new tech center near Detroit

Mahindra pickup
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Posted Sep 23rd 2012 2:01PM


You didn't think you'd heard the last from Mahindra, did you? Back in July of 2012, Mahindra confirmed that it had basically given up its quest to sell small diesel-powered pickup trucks in the United States. According to a report from TheDetroitBureau.com, however, the Indian automaker is now opening a technical center in Troy, Michigan, near Detroit.

"Because of its ties to the automobile industry and motor sports, Detroit is known as the Motor City around the world. We wanted to be part of that culture," said Rajan Wadhera, Mahindra's chief executive officer for technology and product development. This is reportedly the first tech center Mahindra has ever opened outside its home country of India.

According to the report, Mahindra has already hired 70 workers in Michigan and plans to have 100 employees in Troy within the next six to eight months. It remains to be seen whether this new American base near Detroit will help Mahindra break into the U.S. market, but if it has any hopes of becoming "one of the world's top 10 automotive brands by the end of the decade", it had better get in gear.






























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Monday, September 24, 2012

2007 VW Jetta S

 
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Thursday, September 20, 2012

2007 VW GTI


2007 VW GTI 64k miles, new tires, excellent condition.  Only $13,999!!!

























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Wednesday, September 19, 2012

2004 VW Golf GLS


2004 VW Golf GLS, 5-Speed, only 45k miles, excellent condition.  Only $6795!!!



































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Tuesday, September 18, 2012

VW Touran shows us its refreshed face


VW Touran prototype

Posted Sep 16th 2012 12:03PM




Even though the production version isn't expected until the 2014 model year, a mule for the Volkswagen Touran was spotted testing at the Nürburgring. Not only that, it got in the 'Ring practically naked: all of its important bits are exposed, save for a little camo around the headlights and lower bumper.

Based on the MQB platform that supports the recently introduced MkVII Golf, the small people mover's track and wheelbase have grown slightly – you can see where the current Touran body it wears has been given a little extra length, as well as wheel arches. The main event is up front, with a complete overhaul of the hood and front fascia that falls in line with the current corporate styling language. Since the Touran will benefit from the MQB's lighter platform, there's reason to expect that it'll be less hefty than the outgoing model.

The new range of gasoline and diesel engines should slot underhood, and Auto Moto und Sport predicts that a 138-horsepower, 1.4-liter TSI with cylinder deactivation will be among those offered.

Educated guesses pick the 2014 Touran's introduction to happen at next year's Geneva Motor Show or the Frankurt Motor Show. In its nine years and three generations we've never had the Touran on sale in the U.S. That's not really a surprise since small minivans are more of a Euro specialty. But with the VW Group's product range multiplying like rabbits to meet its 2018 sales goal, could this Touran be the generation that books a trip across the Atlantic?
















































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