Mercedes A35 AMG-Sedan : what’s important to remember the compact trunk of 306 hp

Mercedes unveils the version A35-AMG Sedan. A compact upset that swapped his hatchback against a trunk. Check out the main info of the version notchback 306 hp.

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Why ?

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A new competitor of the Audi S3 Sedan and SportbackCredit Photo Mercedes

Make a template a range it is the insurance of the cause the desire from the clientele and annoying… the competition. Thus, after the hatchback, the Mercedes A35 AMG-Sedan and its trunk will fight in the face of the Audi S3 Sedan and Sportback.

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Under the hood

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Motor level, the changes are notPhoto Credit – Mercedes

It takes the same and again : the engine of the A35-AMG hatchback is here renewed. The block 2.0 Turbo develops 306 horsepower, associated to a double clutch and seven reports, as well as all-wheel drive.

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Perf’

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A trunk that gets 50 litresPhoto Credit – Mercedes

With ce 2.0, the exercise of the 0 to 100 km/h is done in 4.8 s (compared to 4.7 s for variant hatchback), while the maximum speed is displayed at 250 km/h. with Regard to the volume of the trunk, he wins here 50 litres to achieve in conventional configuration the 420 litres.

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New BMW 1 Series 3 points

The third generation of the BMW 1-Series refines its last settings in Miramas, on the track, in the South of France. Discover the main info on the premium compact bavarian.

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Propulsion ? No !

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The New BMW 1-Series will be a pull-upPhoto Credit – BMW

It is a small revolution. And even, for the purists, a crime of lèse-majesté. The New BMW 1-Series will be a traction (traction to the front wheels). The compact will have an awesome arsenal of technology, in particular the differential intelligent BMW Performance Control able to vary the speed of rotation of each wheel shaft independently while acting on the brake. Result, the agility of the 1-Series is expected to be remarkable in turn.

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Inside

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A volume significantly abovePhoto Credit – BMW

The volume available in this new generation of 1-Series is significantly higher than that of the current. In particular for the rear seat passengers, where legroom is gaining 3.3 cm in length and 1.9 cm in height. Same observation as to the increase in the volume of the trunk that goes to 380 liters (+ 20 liters).

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M135i xDrive : this is the candy !

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A sports version M135i xDrive, which adds to the catalogPhoto Credit – BMW

The BMW 1-Series third generation, will propose at the outset of his catalogue a sports version M135i xDrive. It has an engine four-cylinder 2.0 TwinPower 306 hp, coupled with four-wheel drive xDrive.

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McLaren Lego : what we need to remember

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How

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2 725 hours of workPhoto Credit – McLaren

The McLaren Lego has been a work of meticulous care and attention. Just think, it took no less than 2 725 hours of work to achieve the assemble completely. A work made by 30 people, all fans of the famous brick.

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How

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467 854 Lego piecesPhoto Credit – McLaren

467 854 Lego pieces : this is the number of small bricks that it took for the McLaren Senna Lego take body by gluing each piece to the steel frame that served to structure and bonding of the parts. An immense work, which is produced under the patronage of Lubor Zelinka, designer of Lego, for a car with a 1:1 scale. Fabulous !

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The devil is in the details

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Two gull-wing doorsPhoto Credit – McLaren

Everything seems true and functional on the car Lego. The start button which, when actuated, is coupled to an actual accelerator pedal to simulate the sound of a true V8 engine. Killer detail, the opening of the two gull-wing doors, again, as on the real McLaren Senna ! Finally, if the wheels and tires are supplied by McLaren and Pirelli, the brake discs and calipers are the ones of Lego.

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Our test drive of the Seat Tarraco 4 points

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Board

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The SUV has 7 seatsPhoto Credit – Autonews

Has the edge of its 4,73 m, the SUV offers 7-passenger seating. Good news, the seats 6 and 7 have nothing to folding seats, but on the contrary very good, even for adults under the age of 1m80 to find some comfort. Perhaps not for long journeys, but at least the time to go to the restaurant or to the cinema.

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At the wheel

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The Tarraco offers the 2.0 TDI rated at 150 hp or 190 hpPhoto Credit – Autonews

Side Diesel, the Tarraco offers the 2.0 TDI rated at 150 hp (2×4 and BVM6 or 4×4 and BVA7) or 190 hp (4×4 and BVA7). It is this offer which seems to us always to be preferred, even 150 hp. For the consumption but also the times, and the couple. Models TSI petrol balance probably better the SUV driving really dynamic but it will then draw the plans up when overtaking.

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For that

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Equipment also present in the competitorsPhoto Credit – Autonews

It is, as often, a matter of personal taste because the equipment of the Tarraco are also present in the competitors, in particular French. Many families, in any case, appreciate the option 7 seats subject, however, to travel without baggage is too large.

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From 36 620 eurosPhoto Credit – Autonews

In 7-passenger seating, the Tarraco starts at 36 620 euros (TDI 150 2×4 BVM6). At this rate there you will have 17-inch wheels, a rearview camera, the boot without the key, the navigation via touch screen but not the power tailgate is optional.

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Mitsubishi L200 Absolute : the japanese pickup in 3 points

The Mitsubishi L200 Absolute is a pick-up legendary, which, for four decades, is the happiness of the followers of the paths of traverse and artisans all over the world. These days, the manufacturer to the Diamond, presented at the International Motor Show in Bangkok, a car show close to a serial version of the baptized, in all simplicity, L200 Absolute.

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King of the gonflette

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Even more sporty and aggressivePhoto Credit – Mitsubishi

On the stand of Mitsubishi of the 40th edition of the International Motor Show in Bangkok, the L200 Absolute band of his muscles. The pick-up dressed, and his body with the reinforcement of protections unique and a tailgate redesigned. Elevated 5 cm compared to the model in the catalog, thanks to new suspension, the ground clearance of the Absolute L200 makes it even more sporty and aggressive.

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Technically at the top

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The L200 Absolute financial systems Super-Select 4WD, and Easy-Select 4WDPhoto Credit – Mitsubishi

The show car thai financial systems Super-Select 4WD, and Easy-Select 4WD which will facilitate the adaptation of the pick-up to the various surfaces encountered, allowing you to select the driving modes based on the different terrains. On the other hand, the japanese brand has not communicated on the engine.

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Who is it for ?

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The pick-up will not be available in EuropePhoto Credit – Mitsubishi

Destined to quickly become a series production model, the version Absolute the L200 from Mitsubishi will be mostly available on the market fond of this kind of architecture. Asia, United States or Oceania… but not the Europe, where this segment has never truly found its public.

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Ferrari Prototipo P80C : the hypercar Italian 3 points

Check out the points to remember of the Ferrari Prototipo P80C. A hypercar unique recently unveiled.

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What Ferrari ?

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The 488 GT3 for the basis of this unique modelPhoto Credit – Ferrari

The Ferrari Prototipo P80C, takes the base model 488 GT3. It is announced as the Ferrari the most extreme and most complex ever built, without more is known. Or when not to completely lift the veil is a part of the dream…

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Unique model

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The Prototipo P80C built for a single ownerPhoto Credit – Ferrari

Unique : the word is out. Imagine-you become the owner of a Ferrari so outstanding that it would have no equivalent in the world. This is the case of the Prototipo P80C, only built for a single owner and with all the know-how of the Maison Rouge.

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A rich client enthusiast of driving on trackPhoto Credit – Ferrari

This unique model, made by the manufacturer of Maranello, is the result of a command of a very rich client of Hong Kong. Tailor-made for the billionaire, which is known as one of his greatest passions is to drive cars off-standards on the track. It should be served with the P80C…

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Test of the Mercedes GLE 300d AMG Line : our impressions at the wheel of the new large SUV German

Rival designated BMW X5 e tAudi Q7, the new generation of the Mercedes GLE playing the card of the adventurer chic. But what is it when thrown on the road ? The answer in our full test…

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The lines have become soft on this new generation of Mercedes GLE. More “sensual” as the like to define the brand. So far, the relationship to his predecessor is sensible. It takes certainly a grille size XXL, the wheel arches are more marked and the optical modernised to align it with the new additions to the star. But the look overall, underlined by an amount C reversed (a gimmick is preserved since the first generation), tend to progress smoothly. A look of backpacker chic, that it can at its discretion raise a pack, AMG Line, finishes in high-gloss black, and huge wheels of 22 inches. But he’ll have to climb aboard to see the huge evolution that has this rival of the BMW X5 and Audi Q7.

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Inside

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Dashboard horizontal highlighted by four aerators, imposing center console army of grab handles and, especially, a double slab digital composed of two screens 31 cm each. Inside, it is true far exceeded the generation of outgoing, enjoys a good stroke of nine. After the small segment (Class A, B, CLA), it is the turn of the large GLE to benefit from the new human-machine interface.

Desired revolutionary, it is divided into two. The right touch, gives you access to all the features of the vehicle. In front of the driver, the digital dashboard is fully customizable. He pushes very far this principle by providing a level of configuration like no other, with graphics to say the least, gorgeous. What spend a long time to understand the ergonomics of the system, but the geeks will love it.

One can also note the presence of the wizard of edge MBUX, equipped with a voice recognition more or less relevant according to the requests made…

More long, with a wheelbase extended by 8 cm, the GLE also offers a wide back seat, with dimensions of livability among the most generous in the segment. The more great would be able to extend their legs while enjoying a very large glass roof. Finally, and we had not seen it since the first generation, two additional seats in the trunk are available as an option. No more welcoming than those of rivals, they have at least the merit to troubleshoot. As to the optional second-rank power, you can pass, long and requiring multiple maneuvers, it annoys quickly.

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At the wheel

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In the Face of a rigorous Audi Q7 or a BMW X5 rather skilled on the road, the GLE is needed to make progress on this point. Completely new, put it on a platform modernised to provide trains of highly advanced and a system running on a circuit 48V to offer mild hybrid suspension high-tech. We first took the wheel of the version 300d (the one that should concentrate the majority of sales), as well as a four-cylinder diesel engine of 245 hp. With its 500 Nm, and its automatic transmission 9 reports to the torque converter, it proves to be more than enough to not looking for big performance. However, it is noisy at acceleration, and behavior of the rough undermines the refinement that reigns on board. With more than 2.2 tonnes on the scale, the Mercedes GLE is not a miracle. Comes standard with an air suspension, and he struggles to hide his overweight.

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On the road

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Behavior, healthy, and without surprise, reassures, but the dynamism is not his strong point. Most annoying, the comfort is greatly improved. The GLE dodeline on small roads damaged without being able to effectively filter out the smaller imperfections. Movements and cross-cutting are constantly disturbing the stillness on board. On the other hand, if you opt for a version with a six-cylinder engine (like the 450 we have also taken the steering wheel), the balance sheet is way more flattering. First, because the most powerful six-cylinder in-line 367 hp and it fits her like a glove. But also, because you could check the option E-Active Body Control. This is in reality leg damping hydraulic electronically controlled.

First, the comfort is impeccable. Only connections more brittle and may still be harshly reflected the movements of funds are completely annihilated. The renewed dynamism is also noticeable with this suspension innovative (able to adapt its settings to the roadway thanks to a camera), especially thanks to a hugely impressive function “Curve” that applies a force on the shock outside of the turn in order to “tilt” the car to the inside. In fact, it works very well, giving the impression that the GLE features four-wheel steering On the other hand, the steering variable steering ratio, that feels too artificial, rout, especially with this mode that shakes up the habits. E-Active Body Control is expensive : 7800 € ! An additional cost that we can justify on such a model (average selling price above the 80 000 euros) as it makes the RULE more consistent.

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Rates

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The GLE is available for order since February 2019. With a starting price of 67 € 600, compared to 72 of 400 euros for his most fierce rival, the BMW X5. Good news. More family friendly and more apt to get off the beaten track, the Mercedes invoice, however expensive his services, with, of course, the benefits of high-fly to the key. A pity that the versions of the most creditable claim to tick expensive options.

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Focal sells a pack hi-fi limited series to celebrate its 40 years

Born in Saint-Etienne in 1979, Focal is celebrating its 40 years of activity in the sound and the passion of the hi-fi. The brand is world renowned for the audiophile sound quality of its products home and car audio. To celebrate this anniversary, Infocus sells a pack audiophile to make an installation exception in his car : the KIT F40TH.

Samsung XM3 Inspired by : new SUV Coupe in approach

The car show XM3 Inspires introduced this week by Renault Samsung Motors, is a quasi-definitive of the next Coupe SUV scheduled to be launched in the first half of 2020 on the south Korean market.

Produced at the plant on south korea’s Busan, the show car Inspired (directly inspired from the Arkana of Renault which it derives) represents the synthesis of an SUV and a sedan, advertised as without compromise on space and loading volume. Placed on the C-segment compact vehicle, it has a line of cash high and has a roof cut,but also generous ground clearance with big wheel arches and black 19-inch wheels.

Laurens van den Acker, Director of Industrial Design at the Renault Group , said : ” The show-car XM3 Inspired, revealed today by Renault Samsung Motors, unveils the lines of a future vehicle combining perfectly the proportions of the sports SUV and the elegance of a sedan. With the clear objective to satisfy the high expectations of our customers in Korea, we sought to create the vehicle, the most elegant possible, a flagship model that will mark the transformation of the design of the Renault Samsung Motors “.

This does not say the designer of the manufacturer if the appellation X3M is a nod to BMW, in the same way that the profile of the show car X3M, finally, all things considered, pretty close to a certain… BMW X6.

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Grand Prix of Bahrain F1 streaming : where to see it ?

Big weekend of motor sport at the end of march 2019. In addition to the Formula 1, is held on the rally of Corsica WRC and Moto GP Grand Prix of Argentina. Events broadcast on the same channels from this Friday, march 29. As a reminder, the first Grand Prix of the season saw Bottas take on Hamilton. Two Mercedes in the first two places and a slump for Ferrari, which is not on the podium. Or Vettel or with Leclerc.

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The Grand Prix of Bahrain to the tv

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As you know, in the last few years, it is Canal+, which has the broadcast rights of F1 to France. And, as to each Grand Prix, the encrypted string retransmets all of the live sessions. Of Friday free practice to the race on Sunday. This weekend, the broadcast is shared between Canal+ Sport and Canal+.

The TV program of the Grand Prix of Bahrain

Friday, march 29,

  • 11.50 am – free test 1 – Canal+ Sport
  • 15h50 – free test 2 – Canal+ Sport

Saturday, march 30

  • 12.50 – free trial 3 – Canal+ Sport
  • 15h45 – qualifications – Canal+

Sunday, march 31,

  • 17.10 – race – Canal+
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The Grand Prix streaming

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In addition to the TV broadcasting ” classic “, you can watch the entire weekend of F1 streaming via the site and application MyCanal. But for this he must of course have a subscription to Canal+. From there, you can watch the Grand Prix on your iPhone, iPad, Android, PC, Mac, Android TV, Apple TV and even smart tvs that are not under Android, such as those of Samsung. Attention, however, for subscribers of Canal+ via a subscription-only digital. It gives you access to two channels in live : Canal+ and Canal+ Décalé. You will not be able to see the free practice of the Grand Prix.

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