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The Modern & Stylish Volkswagen Beetle

The Beetle is one of the world’s best known, most loved and most individual cars. The stylish coupé Volkswagen car is now in its third generation and has been designed as a modern interpretation of the original Beetle that respects the past and looks forward to the future.

This amazing Volkswagen model unites classic styling and modern technologies.
You can choose among several colors and versions, and customize the equipment.

With regard to the performance, the 6-speed automatic transmission offers acceleration and smooth gear changes, and, if you’re looking for more control, you can shift manually in Tiptronic mode.

The Convertible model is available with a turbocharged 1.8-liter four-cylinder engine – 170 horsepower. The Convertible lineup is broken down into three trim levels, called S, SE, and SEL, respectively, and the rugged-looking Dune model. The Beetle hatchback lineup is broken down in the same way, but SEL cars benefit from a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder tuned to provide 210 horsepower and 207 pound-feet of torque.

Learn more and build your own New Beetle on Beetle.com.

Sources:
http://www.autoblog.com/buy/2016-Volkswagen-Beetle/
http://www.beetle.com/int/en/home
http://www.digitaltrends.com/cars/2017-volkswagen-beetle-news-specs-pictures/#ixzz4VqD9tYwW

Featured Image: Beetle.com

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Your Car Color Reveals Your Personality

Today we are going to talk about what the color of your car reveals about you.
If you’ve ever bought a car, there’s a 99.9% chance the color played a role in your decision.
According to color experts, each of the following colors might tell us the personal traits of a car owner, which is pretty interesting, isn’t it?
Enjoy the list!

Black: Powerful, sophisticated, classic, independent and elegant.

Silver: Futuristic, prestigious and elegant. Silver can be very elegant, but it also has a rather futuristic appeal as well. There’s a kind of modernity that’s attached to a silver car.

Gray: Neutral, sober and practical.

Light to Mid-Blue: Calm, peaceful, faithful and true. Tendency to having a fixed set of principles and desire to live according to these principles.

Dark Blue: Confident, credible and authoritative. Dark blue exudes more formality and professionalism.

Light Green: Organic, no-fuss and understated.  Funny, lively, trendy, spontaneous.
Also, if you have a green car, you have a very strong sense of self and don’t care what others think of you.

Green Car
Photo Credits: Unsplash

Dark Green: Well-balanced, trustworthy and traditional. Needs safety.

Red: Sensual, dynamic, energetic, with a strong will and outgoing. Drivers of red cars definitely want attention.

Orange: Artistic, friendly, individual and complex.

Yellow: Joyful with a sense of humor, perfectionists and dreamers.

Brown: Powerful and unique, enjoy simple life, sociable.

Gold: Warm, intelligent and glamorous.

Beige: Natural and down-to-earth.

Pearl: Glamorous, exciting and sophisticated.

White: Pure, looks for simplicity, very confident, open, direct and hard to please. Desire to set oneself apart.

Purple: Creative, original, individualist, energetic.

Purple Car
Photo Credits: Benscherjon

Do you agree with the list? Which color are you?

Sources:
http://psychologia.co/
http://www.colorpsychology.org/
https://www.thrillist.com
http://www.littlethings.com/

Audi A1: The Luxury City Car

The Audi A1 (internally designated Typ 8X) is a supermini sized economical car launched by Audi at the 2010 Geneva Motor Show.
Sales of the initial three door A1 model started in Germany in August 2010, with the United Kingdom following in November 2010.
A five-door version, called Sportback, was launched in November 2011, with sales starting in export markets during spring 2012.

The idea behind the A1 is so simple that it’s amazing nobody thought of it earlier.
Essentially, it takes the high-quality interior and prestige badge that have made Audis so popular and puts them in a small, city-friendly package.
Don’t go thinking that you pay a fortune for the privilege of having that Audi badge, either. The A1 is no more expensive than many versions of the VW Polo.

This is a great car for two people, and another two sat in the rear won’t feel too cramped.
However, the boot is really only big enough for shopping bags or small cases.

The A1 is a proper Audi in miniature, with clear instruments, slick controls and materials that are easy on both the eye and the fingertips.

In addition, the Audi A1 is available with everything from a 1.2-litre petrol engine to a 2.0-litre, plus there are a couple of diesel options. However, it’s the 1.4-litre petrols that strike the best balance between fun and affordability.

Even the cheaper 1.4 makes a good sound and has enough punch to whisk you along in breezy style. Meanwhile, the more powerful (and more expensive) version makes the A1 feel properly sporty.
All A1s have responsive, informative steering, too.

Plus they grip well in bends and generally feel much sharper than the average hatchback.

Have a look at the gallery and let me know what you think!

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Resources:

http://www.audi.com/
http://www.wikipedia.com
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/cars/

2016 Mercedes-Benz E Class Revealed

Carmakers are struggling to keep new cars a secret these days – Chevrolet Bolt EV, Hyundai Ionic, Faraday Future concept, to mention just few early leaks – now the 2016 Mercedes-Benz E-Class photos have leaked before its official unveiling at the 2016 NAIAS.

At this point, the 2016 Mercedes-Benz E-Class is conventional car, but we present it with confidence that a plug-in hybird version will follow in 2017.

The 5th generation E-Class is a looker, but don’t expect all-electric range to be much higher than 10-15 miles EPA (more under the European NEDC cycle).

“An E350e plug-in hybrid, with a 2.0-litre turbo petrol engine and an electric motor, will join the range within a year of launch. It’s said to have an electric-only range of 20 miles. “

 

Source: http://insideevs.com/2016-mercedes-benz-e-class-revealed/

Lid lifted on Ferrari 488 Spider at Frankfurt show | Auto Express

New Ferrari 488 Spider joins GTB coupe, with its 660bhp V8 sending it from 0-62mph in 3 seconds.

Ferrari has revealed the second member of the 488 family: the Spider. The open-top, V8 supercar arrives only six months after the GTB was first introduced, and becomes the most powerful drop-top ever to come out of Maranello. It has made its world debut at the Frankfurt Motor Show and will arrive in dealers next summer.

As with the 458 Spider that went before it, the 488 uses a two-piece retractable hard-top. It’s 25kg lighter than the fabric roof used on the old F430 Spider. Like every drop-top Ferrari, the 488’s roof can only be operated when the car is stationary forsafety reasons, but it can then be neatly and electrically stowed under the new flying buttresses in 14 seconds.

The added strengthening required to make up for the loss of a fixed roof means the Spider is 50kg heavier than the 488 GTB, but it’s still 10kg lighter than a 458 Spider. However, the aluminum chassis and body construction means the new car’s retained the same torsional rigidity as the coupé.

Also carried over from the GTB is the new 3.9-litre twin-turbo V8 and seven-speed F1 dual-clutch transmission. Developing 660bhp at 8,000rpm and 760Nm of torque at 3,000rpm, the Spider has a claimed 0-62mph time of three seconds flat. That’s identical to the hard-top GTB’s time, and 0.4 seconds faster than the old 458 Spider powered by the 562bhp 4.5-litre naturally aspirated V8. Roof up or down, the 488 will top out at 203mph, yet Ferrari claims 24.7mpg and CO2 emissions of 260g/km.

The manufacturer has also fitted an electric glass rear wind stop, which can be adjusted to three positions. Even when the roof is in place, the glass section can be lowered so that the driver can be exposed to the full V8 soundtrack.

As well as being Ferrari’s fastest-ever Spider, the 488 is claimed to be the most aerodynamically efficient drop-top from the brand. This is due to aerodynamic features such as the active front bumper and blown rear spoiler carried over from the GTB.

Ferrari 488 Spider

To make the 488 even more engaging to drive than the 458 Spider, Ferrari has tweaked the electronic aids. The second-generation Slide Slip Angle Control System (SSC2) now allows the driver greater freedom with throttle inputs, with less intrusive traction control. Ferrari claims the result is 12 per cent faster acceleration out of corners than in the 458 Spider, with nine per cent improvements in steering and throttle responses.

Official pricing for the 488 Spider will be announced closer to its Frankfurt show debut, but expect a premium of around £20,000 over the £183,947 488 GTB.

Source: Lid lifted on Ferrari 488 Spider at Frankfurt show | Auto Express

Aston Martin DB9 GT Bond Edition

Aston Martin: Amazing DB9 GT Bond Edition was released on September 2nd, also to mark the release of the new movie Spectre.
Only 150 examples.

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DB9 GT Bond Edition Front Front

DB9 GT Bond Edition Rear Rear

Honestly, things move so fast. I completely forgot to mention that the DB9 GT Bond Edition was released on 2 September with 150 being made.

The 6.0-litre V12-engined grand tourer features special Spectre Silver paint; sterling silver Aston Martin badges front and rear; and discreet ‘007 Bond Edition’ exterior badging.

These features build on the styling of the DB9 GT which includes 10-spoke gloss black diamond turned 20in alloy wheels; bright aluminium bonnet vents, side strakes and grille; carbon fibre front splitter and rear diffuser, and grey brake calipers.

Inside, the DB9 GT Bond Edition continues its subtle homage to James Bond with unique numbered sill plaques featuring the familiar 007 logo; gun barrel embroidery on the 2+2’s rear seat divider and a special Bond Edition start-up screen on the new model’s AMi II touch-sensitive Aston Martin infotainment system.

These embellishments add to the car’s already luxurious interior environment…

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