2011 Audi TTS specs

How do the Germans redesign a symbol? Progressively, obviously. Admitting that it hasn’t very realized the level of, express, Porsche's 911 or the VW Beetle, the Audi TT is an outline symbol in any case—simply a touch younger. As a style-first and foremost, don-mixed incarnation of the Audi A3/VW GTI stage, the TT could be no more noteworthy if not for its adjusted overhang domains, Bauhaus-roused geometry, and slashed roofline.

Granted that the TT wears brand new duds for 2011, none of its indispensable qualities update. Heck, nothing updates much whatsoever. What has adapted are the headlamps of base TT 2.0 TFSI cars and roadsters, which now take in the winged-part, LED-underscored headlamps first viewed on the more intense TTS model, which was presented final year. The easier breeze admissions have come to be more squared-off and a few-dimensional in structure, but the single-edge grille remains, yet with reflexive level vanes. Out back is a late back valance with several round fumes tips but small else we haven’t perceived heretofore. Minor updates of even less note have been made within the TT—simply some unique aluminum trim on the guiding wheel and focus comfort and a few piano-dark pieces somewhere else. What you can’t see is the way that the game bind will now adjust both the guiding aid and fumes note for a meatier feel and sound.

2011 Audi TTS
2011 Audi TTS
2011 Audi TTS
2011 Audi TTS
2011 Audi TTS
2011 Audi TTS
2011 Audi TTS

2011 Audi A4 review

The 2011 Audi A4 has a large number of diverse offers that make it a pleasing auto. Case in point, it has devised a workable plan to end up a muscle auto while still having a satisfactory gas mileage. The metropolis mileage for the 2011 Audi A4 is among 21 miles for each gallon and 23 miles for each gallon. The interstate efficiency for the 2011 Audi A4 is amidst 27 miles to the gallon and thirty miles to the gallon. You are able to possess a 2011 Audi A4 for at whatever place betwixt $31,950 and $35,940.

Ford mustang 2011 view

will get a Camaro-beating 315 HP V6, as per dripped information presented on The Mustang Source. The revamped "Coyote" V8, notwithstanding, will just make 400 HP, to a small extent old-fashioned SS. More beneath.

This info is in line with what we've been got notification from our origins at Ford all year. The 2010 Ford Mustang GT came second in our Muscle Car Comparison Test mostly owed to the strength deficiency betwixt it and the 2010 Chevy Camaro SS (As well as an absence of panache. Wes continues disregarding this. Jokes. —Ed.), a more 85 HP will go an extended far towards producing that up.

When we tested a Track Pack-outfitted 2010 Mustang GT late final year we were hugely awed by its taking care of and self-restraint, with our just legitimate concern being over the somewhat frail and wooden brakes. The Brembos could be a welcome augmentation.

Ford Mustang 2011 Specs

Probably every last trace of this is why, when we inquired to test a 2010 Ford Mustang V6, our consistent contact appeared to keep favorably neglecting our appeal. Or he did until we terrorized to lease one—a delightful white unified with crisscrossed tires and stained seats. Then a Mustang V6 appeared, but just following we were needed to drive both a Shelby GT500 and a unique Mustang GT with the Track Pack that had been exceptionally optioned for contending in observation tests by the media.

But also when we required a 2010 Ford Mustang V6 out on the West Coast to take to the test track to run exhibition numbers, we were told that the one Mustang V6 ready there was in for repairs. Then after that later every last item went noiseless from Ford HQ on the matter.

It's as though the Mustang V6, which makes up the heft of Mustang deals, is a shame to individuals who in reality like autos, which incorporates a considerable number of individuals at Ford. Obviously, our contacts were at the unique hindrance of knowing that a much-upgraded Mustang V6 is on the course for 2011 (and knowing that we knew it, too) but would be unable to express anything about it.

Cadillac planning compact executive convertible

Like a spider trying to climb up the backrest of a bath tub, Cadillac doesn't seem to give up. Following its several attempts of trying to break into the European market, the American brand is now considering a soft-top convertible to rival the likes of the BMW 3 Series cabriolet, Audi A5 cabriolet, Infiniti G-Series convertible, and Lexus IS coupé-cabriolet.

This follows as the marque previously deleted the XLR back in 2009, where the company faced some woeful times.

The vehicle will underpin a forthcoming 'Alpha' platform that will also provide the architecture of the upcoming 2013 ATS compact and CTS mid-sized sedan. However, the model will be standalone and not just another variant of the ATS and will slot nicely between the two new models.

Cadillac has promised to price the new model competitively, possibly undercutting rivals too.

Local artist paints Fiat 500, to be auctioned off (MZ)

To celebrate a new dealership opening in Maputo, Mozambique, Fiat has revealed a 500 art car.

The unique car was painted by celebrated artist Malangatana Valente Ngwenya - who suddenly passed away on 5th January 2011 – and is dubbed the Italian Woman. The car will be auctioned off with all the takings benefiting the Malangatana Foundation which helps disadvantaged citizens.

A spokesperson for the charity said: "The recent death of Malangatana did not allow him to personally introduce his 'Italian Woman' to the world. That task instead fell to those of us that were closely involved with the project and, in a small way, allowed us to pay homage to an all-time great Africa artist, an icon in the Mozambican cultural landscape and, above all, an extraordinary human being. 'The Italian Woman' is a crowning tribute to a memorable artist's fruitful life and serves to commemorate and perpetuate his name in space and time."

Photo: Gloria Santos

Photo: Gloria Santos

Photo: Gloria Santos

Cadillac working on rear-wheel-drive range-topping sedan

2011 Cadillac CTS Coupé
Ever since Cadillac debuted the suave rear-wheel-drive Sixteen concept way back in 2003, rumours have been flying around suggesting the marque will put it into production. However, those comments were swiftly subdued by GM. Now the rumours are alive again.

Despite gossip regarding the platform will be a long-wheelbase Zeta architecture, reports out of the U.S suggest Cadillac will utilise a special standalone architecture, dubbed “Omega.”

Internal sources state that six and eight-cylinder petrol engines will be used, alongside all-wheel-drive. While a diesel engines have been ruled out, a hybrid set-up may be possible. Whether the sources were talking about the XTS concept - which will reach production sometime in 2013 – we don't know as apparently the Sixteen will rival the Audi A8, Mercedes S-Class, BMW 7 Series, and Lexus LS. Another set of insiders say the car will compete with the Rolls-Royce Phantom and Bentley Flying Spur, which sounds more suitable.

While it sounds more like the latter, look out for a £130,000 ($217,000) price tag and a launch date of beyond 2015.

Ferrari aiming to sell 8,000 units per annum

2012 Ferrari FF
Italian car marker, Ferrari is looking to sell around 8,000 vehicles per annum after speaking with a German publication. CEO Luca di Montezemolo said in order to achieve that figure, Latin America, namely Brazil, China, and India will be important markets for the brand.

"A lot depends on India, Latin America and China. There is growth potential there," said Montezemolo in an interview. And it's the latter that will be the key, as it will be Ferrari's third largest market by the end of the year.

The brand is on course to sell around 7,000 vehicles for 2011, of which 500 units will come from China. Although the aspiring figure has attracted some criticism as Japan is another important market, where the firm sells 400 units yearly but its economy collapsed and questions have risen about the Chinese economy and how long it can sustain its current growth.

Chrysler LLC kills-off entry-level models

The new Chrysler emblem on the
revised 2011 Town & Country
According to Chrysler, the firm is looking to axe two entry-level Fiat-based models.

While details are restricted, an American new site spoke to Chrysler President Olivier Francois who said releasing a rebadged Lancia Ypsilon didn't make sense as it was too similar to the Fiat 500.

In addition, a compact sedan underpinning the Alfa Romeo Giulietta will be exclusive to Dodge, phasing out the Chrysler model.

Via Car and Driver

Volvo rules out large executive sedan

Swedish/Chinese based/owned Volvo has said it has no intention of competing in the large executive sedan sedan, according to CEO Stefan Jacoby.

“It’s too early for us to enter that segment,” he said, “so it’s not in our mid or long-term plans. We won’t build anything larger than the [Chinese] S80 L.”

Last week saw Volvo premier a new large sedan, called Universe. The showcar was tipped to preview a new model but instead hints at Volvo new design language. Volvo has let slip on a few details about the upcoming Scalable Platform Architecture (SPA). Planned to provide the bases of the S40 to the S80 L, the new structure is penned to be unveiled at the forthcoming Frankfurt motor exhibition.

Ford Ranger Photos

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Honda Fit

Japanese Car of the Year
The Honda Fit was chosen by a 60 member panel, that was comprised mostly of automotive journalists, as Japan’s Car of the Year. Unavailable in the U.S at this point, the Fit is a hot item in Japan with expectations of 12,000 units per month in initial sales and in the first 2-weeks of availability sales of over 20,000 cars.
Boasting a new larger size and sleeker look, the second generation subcompact Fit is expected to garner more U.S. interest when it becomes available in the U.S next year. Honda Fit has a well-matched five-speed transmission with strong first and second gears. It has a 1.5 liter engine with 109 horsepower, 1-5 pound-feet of torque and does 0 – 60 mph in 9.8 seconds. It is available in FWD as a 5-passenger 4-door hatchback.
The EPA city/highway fuel economy for this little jewel is 31/37 mpg and while it might not be the coolest car you will ever drive, for the price its a good value automobile.
Base Price: $14,445 – $15,765

GMC Sierra All Terrain HD Concept is ready to play dirty

Cars are cool, but we certainly love ourselves some big, bad, hardcore pickups – you know, like the ford f 150 svt raptor. General Motors’ conceptual answer to Ford‘s desert-blasting pickup is this, the Sierra All Terrain HD concept, which we’ll be seeing for the first time at the Detroit auto show next week.
GMC’s brutish pickup relies on The General’s 6.6-liter Duramax diesel V8 for power – 397 horsepower and 765 pound-feet of torque, to be exact – and higher ground clearance, a wider stance and serious suspension upgrades make the All Terrain concept capable of storming through, well, all types of terrain.
Word on the street is that if GM gets up the gall to produce such a truck, it will likely be outfitted by a second-tier firm outside of the GM production lines (like a Roush ford f-150, for example). Regardless, we want this thing to be built, and badly. See a whole slate of new high-res photos for yourself in the gallery below. Oh, and don’t forget about the Ram Runner, chrysler‘s foray into the niche.

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