Dacia Duster Black Collector : our pictures of the limited edition of 500 copies

Curious visitors were massaging his many around the Dacia Duster Black Collector, exhibited proudly at the picnic Dacia, on Sunday 30 June on the lawns of the Abbey of Chaalis, in Oise.

A deep black, the Duster Black Collector seems to be more wicked than a Duster classic of the catalogue. More premium also. The model presented during the picnic is the petrol version TCe 130 FAP to two-wheel drive, which will be sold from September 2019.

The exhibited version this Sunday, will be charged 19 490 €. For this price, the “Black Duster” offers equipment specially provided for, including a blind spot assist, a camera mutivues, a card hands-free, an air conditioning’ automatic, a Media Nav evolution, a cruise control/speed limiter and of course the metallic paint black pearl.

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GP Austria F1 : victory for Max Verstappen to Red Bull, the complete classification

At the start of the Grand Prix of Austria of Formula 1, the first line is the youngest in the history of Formula 1, two drivers 21 years of age occupy the first and second place, Charles Leclerc and Max Verstappen ! Hamilton is penalized due to its all right under the nose of Raikonnen in the qualifications, he goes to the 4th place behind his colleague Valtteri Bottas, but it doesn’t seem to be worried.

The Redbull of Max Verstappen remains on site upon departure. The latter loses 5 places at the first lap of the race, which replace the two Mercedes on the 2nd and 3rd positions. The first third of the race, the transition to the stand Vettel ended in a small disaster, the mechanics Ferrari are exceeded and the tires are slow to arrive. Result : a shutdown of 6.1 seconds (versus 3 seconds in average). This can be expensive at this level of the competition, but Vettel doesn’t let for much and sign just after the best provisional time at the tour, quickly beaten by Verstappen.

Beautiful show Max Vertsappen on the last 20 laps of the race. He seems motivated to make up for his bad start, he was right behind the Ferrari of Sebastian Vettel then 3rd and double the German pilot in the 50th rounds, the 3rd place is taken up by the Red Bull. The talent of the young driver is expressed again when he double Bottas in the 56th lap, he catches up to his place of departure and ignites the austrian public for the occasion. Has 10 laps from the end, the configuration of the starting grid is found, Verstappen puts the pressure on the driver to head Charles Leclerc. Final victory for Verstappen that grid priority to Charles Leclerc with gusto, the Mercedes did not shine during the Grand Prix of Austria, Hamilton finished 5th.

  1. Max Verstappen – Red Bull
  2. Charles Leclerc – Ferrari
  3. Valtteri Bottas – Mercedes
  4. Sebastian Vettel – Ferrari
  5. Lewis Hamilton – Mercedes
  6. Lando Norris – McLaren
  7. Pierre Gasly – Red Bull
  8. Carlos Sainz Jr – McLaren
  9. Kimi Raikkonen – Alfa Romeo
  10. Antonio Giovinazzi – Alfa Romeo
  11. Sergio Perez – Racing Point
  12. Daniel Ricciardo – Renault
  13. Nico Hulkenberg – Renault
  14. Lance Stroll – Racing Point
  15. Alexander Albon – Toro Rosso
  16. Romain Grosjean – Haas
  17. Daniil Kvyat – Toro Rosso
  18. George Russell – Williams
  19. Kevin Magnussen – Haas
  20. Robert Kubica – Williams

Grand Prix of Austria F1 : overtaking Verstappen on Vettel in the video

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Grand Prix of Austria F1 : in the starting in the video

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Lightyear One : the new “green-car” high degree of autonomy in three points

Autonomy announced is huge, it exceeds all the other electric cars available on the market, thanks to ingenious solutions, but the tariff remains elitist.

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How the Lightyear One can achieve a range of 725 km ?

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The Lightyear One has been designed to offer an aerodynamic body to wide surfaces, which have allowed him to incorporate solar panels. The total area of solar panels integrated into the vehicle represents 5 m2, covered with a layer of transparent protective and durable, able to withstand without breaking the weight of an adult man. These solar panels recharge the battery by rolling and offer up to 20,000 km per year in the case of a daily use.

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What are its other characteristics ?

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The 100% electric vehicle is also very light thanks to the use of composite materials, and a battery that is more compact than the competition. Its autonomy of 725 km is obviously a self-max, in the best case. The charge of the battery is not only linked to the solar panels, it can also be done by a socket of 230V domestic to get 400 miles of range in one night.

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What is its price ?

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Unfortunately, even if the co-founder of the company Lex Hoefsloot wanted to make “electric mobility accessible to all”, the young company Lightyear is still far from the account with a price of 119,000 euros for the first model, One in which the first 100 copies are already all reserved.

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BMW Vision M Next : the concept in 3-point

Discover three key points, the new concept hybrid BMW, called the Vision M Next. And the least we can say is that it moved…

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Plug-in hybrid

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The study bavarian comes with a four-cylinder engine whose combined power can develop up to 600 horsepower by activating Boost mode+. Electric motors (rechargeable) are also present in the concept, allowing a self-mode zero-emission of a hundred kilometres.

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A well beautiful object

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The BMW concept, the general lines close to the I8, you know, was designed in glass fibre and phosphorus, while the trim of the interior uses of the microfibre fabric. As for the roof, it is clad in carbon fiber. Obviously, the study is packed full of technology including augmented reality for head-up display.

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Objectif Lune

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The concept Vision M Next suppressant the exercise of the 0 to 100 km/h in less than 3 seconds, and crosses the mark of 300 km/h. As for the sound, it should also be exciting since the manufacturer has worked with the producer and composer of music for the cinema (Thelma and Louise, The lion King, Batman…) Hans Zimmer.

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Audi Q7 restyled : the SUV premium 4 points

What’s new on this Audi Q7 restyled are not anecdotal contrary to the habits of the brand, a clear progression is visible with a strong inspiration from the latest and it is so much better.

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What is it that changes to the exterior of the Q7 ?

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Its grille irregular octagon is a novelty, as well as its two front lights redesigned with more character and its air inlets mass of each side of the shield. At the rear, the two fires without great originality of the old version are more elegant and more modern, the designers have also given in to the trend at the chrome bead, which connects these two lights.

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Interior is really new ?

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Yes ! The brand is not limited to the restyling outside in-depth, but move the cockpit in a new digital generation. The central console is team and 2 touch screens, 8.8, or 10.1 inches, depending on the version, the image of Q8 in which it takes almost all the interior.

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A limousine elevated ?

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The Q7 has exceeded 5 meters long, there it is ! He is able now to 5.06 m is placed in a category of large SUV premium, it is only 8 cm in less than a Bentley Bentayga of the highest category, 14 cm more than the Mercedes GLE but 7 cm less than the GLS.

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The motors are they on the level ?

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The two V6 TDI 3.0 engine are offered with 231 hp and 286 hp. They take the names of 45 and 50 TDI which, like the rest of the range, thus do more to the engine displacement. The gasoline engine is also a V6 3.0, but 340 hp (55 TFSI). All of the engines is equipped with micro-hybridization 48V which allows a priori to save up to 0.7 litres of fuel per 100 km. The versions SQ7 (V8 TDI 435 hp) and plug-in hybrid (55 TFSIe) should complement the range.

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Ford Puma : the return of the feline-american in four points

He must admit, the Ford EcoSport was not the most attractive SUV in the city. Its restyling was given to a few criticisms. Has the image of the loss of its spare wheel fixed to a trunk opening to the side little practice. The manufacturer of Dearborn puts this time the ways to be successful in this segment pretty loaded. With a name left side for 17 years and used to refer to a small, four-seat coupé between 1997 and 2002, the Puma. With a silhouette of a crossover now, here is what he put on the table by four points.

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Inspired Style

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As to the time it takes for base the city Fiesta of the time. Now raised, he took the opportunity to enlarge and expand this platform with a dynamic profile, announcing the services of road interesting. The roundness general of the first generation of the Puma is preserved, muscle is added with wings very pronounced. The greatest similarity lies at the level of the headlights, almond-shaped the ends of the body.

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Large chest

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The largest in its class, the trunk offers 456 litres of total capacity with an original layout. Under floor flexible according to the three-level and fold-down against the records of the bench, a tray resistant plastic 80 litres, producing a vertical space is important. A plug of venting allows the wash water jet. The opening of the tailgate to the profile tilted gives a wide access to the loading that is not cluttered by the back beach. Flexible, it follows the lifting of the tailgate with slide rails to keep the height.

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Engines micro-hybrid

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Two engines will be offered at the opening of orders in September 2019. A 125 hp and 155 hp, both making use of the mild hybrid. The battery of 48V supplies power to the alternator-starter to add up to 50 Nm of torque to the block essence. Then, the 125 hp will be declined without this supply of electricity. A block diesel and an automatic gearbox double-clutch seven reports are also provided some time after the release of the Puma in the end of the year.

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A lot of techno

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The new crossover from Ford will be one of the first to integrate the digital instrument cluster 12.3” behind the wheel, in addition to the 8” screen on the dashboard. Another new addition to the free inter-vehicles and with the infrastructure (C2X) will both send and receive security alerts, in particular, with the other models equipped with this technology. An accident spotted by one of them, will be reported to the following not to surprise them. It uses the modem 4G embedded to transmit all the data. This modem also serves as an access point Wi-FI for up to ten devices at a maximum at the edge. All driving aids Co-Pilot360 can also equip the Puma of cameras and sensors for the adaptive, the maintenance in the way or the emergency braking automated. The price will be known in the month of September.

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Kia XCeed : the crossover 4 points

This is an opportunity for us to focus on 4 elements that characterize this model of Crossover urban to fake-air coupe.

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Tiger nose

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The new Kia XCeed takes the visual signature of the current models of the brand Korean front-called “Tiger nose,” which is characterized by a grille stretched with a central part more thin. The designers want to make an element that is found on all models, also scoring the two beans BMW.

Double screen

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In an interior that wants to be the most cheerful and the most comfortable of the range Ceed, two large screens taking place : the classic screen on the central console of 10.25 inches and a screen of a new 12.3-inch that is placed in front of the driver and contains all the standard information on dials digital.

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Five engines

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The pallet the engine for the launch of the model contains 5 engine variants including 3 petrol and 2 diesel, all in 2-wheel drive (fwd) only :

  • 1.0 T-GDi (120 hp, available only in manual transmission, 6-speed,
  • 1.4 T-GDi with 140 hp,, BVM6 or box car double clutch DCT7,
  • 1.6 T-GDi 204 hp BVM6 or DCT7,
  • 1.6 CRDI 115 ch BVM6 or DCT7,
  • 1.6 CRDI 136 hp BVM6 or DCT7.
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Stops hydraulic

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After of other manufacturers like Citroen or BMW, it is the turn of Kia to equip its model XCeed stops hydraulic. We don’t know if they will be active in compression and rebound, or only compression but one thing is for sure, only the train front will be equipped.

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