Descended from the conveyor 200-seat Saab

Descended from the conveyor 200-seat Saab On the Austrian plant GM rolled off a two convertible Saab Convertible.Saab began to develop this direction a long time ago, back in 1950, but the first convertible Sixten Sason never came down from drawings to production. The first `materialized` Saab Sonett 1 was released in 1956 only six instances. Another prototype appeared in 1965, but only at the exhibition in Frankfurt in 1983 was presented Saab 900 Convertible, which was almost ready for series production.After three years in Finland for the U.S. market were made up to 400 cars. They were sold out almost instantly, as well as model next year, which were ordered before the start of production. The best year for 900 Convertible was 1997, when it was collected 100,000 cars.The first version of the 9-3 was introduced in 1998, and two years this model has become the best selling in its class, with sales 18.741 units.Source: www.autonews.ru01.09.2003. Читать полностью -->

The third transport ring will be fully open to traffic by the end of the year

The third transport ring will be fully open to traffic by the end of the year In December of this year will put the final stretch of highway construction in Lefortovo tunnel deep under the surface), which will open to traffic the Third transport ring, said Avtotransinfo.The project of a tunnel deep under the surface of the Third transport ring is designed to bypass the historical part Lefortovo and provides for the restoration of the historic German settlement, along with the performance improvement along the entire route of the vehicles. In the area of passage of the tunnel were scheduled for dismantling of residential and public buildings and facilities. In residential buildings today, the resettlement of residents completed, they now have new apartments.During construction of the tunnel will be built laboratory building of the Moscow state technical University named after Bauman, four-storey administrative complex and kindergarten for the Military University and is a new hostel with a polyclinic for higher educational institutions of the Ministry of defense of Russia.In an unusually long not only for Moscow, but for Russian roads tunnel, used the best world achievements to ensure the safety of motorists. As reported by Yuri Luzhkov, along with emergency doors, spaced every 100 meters in the tunnel are equipped with ventilation systems, fire extinguishing and pozharooopasny.11.06.2003. . . Читать полностью -->

Green Chevrolet Niva loves the Urals and Tatarstan

Green Chevrolet Niva loves the Urals and Tatarstan We are told in the sales Department of the company, it is best to go white Chevy Niva" (it is not opening: and among Vazov recent years are more popular than others it is white). Good demand also silver machine. But there are some territorial preferences: for example, the emerald metallic gained the sympathy of motorists Urals and Tatarstan in these regions is sold mostly green Chevy Niva" cars. Recall that in the current year, "GM - AVTOVAZ" uses 4 colors: 2 light, 2 dark. In addition to the above, the colors of the JV cherry metallic.Source:24.06.2003. . Читать полностью -->

Germany opened the longest tunnel

Germany opened the longest tunnel Yesterday in Germany took place the opening of the longest in the country of the tunnel, the length of which is nearly 8 miles.In the tunnel, which takes place in the Thuringian forest, through every 300 meters, installed devices direct communication and emergency exits.For everything that happens in the tunnel to monitor constantly monitors the security service. High-speed tunnel has two lanes in each direction, but the maximum speed it is limited at around 80 km/h According to officials, the new tunnel should significantly ease road connections between Thuringia and Bavaria.Just on the creation of high-speed automobile traffic between Berlin and Bavaria planned to spend about 1 billion euros. In addition to the tunnel, have to build another 5 tunnels and 22 of the bridge, including the large arched road post Germany length 522 meters.Source: AutoNews.ru08.07.2003. . . . Читать полностью -->

GM updates the range of SUVs

GM updates the range of SUVs General Motors wants to upgrade their lineup of SUVs, adding to it a few models that are somewhere between a minivan and an SUV.On Thursday in Detroit, GM showed the audience the new Buick Terrazza and Saturn RELAY, both cars are model 2005 model year.Externally the new Buick is not much different from their counterparts produced by GM. Under the hood it is a 200-horsepower 3.5-liter V-6, in the basic configuration it will get 17-inch alloy wheels as options will be available motion stabilization system Stabilitrak and all-wheel drive Versatrak. Terrazza will be available in sets CX and CXL.Saturn RELAY - first 7-seater car under this brand. It will also be available in two versions, with the V-6 engine capacity of 3.5 liters and output of 200 HP, 17-inch 3-spacetime disks, heated mirrors, sunroof, Central locking, audio system with radio, CD and MP3 discs.The basic package also includes traction control and motion stabilization system Stabilitrak system and Versatrak all-wheel drive is also available as an option.05.12.2003. . . Читать полностью -->

Toyota is celebrating the birthday of the dealership

Toyota is celebrating the birthday of the dealership During its work, the centre has implemented 3 761 car brand Toyota and made maintenance and repair 21 250 cars. Last year "elk island" was named "Best car of Moscow 2002". At Toyota Center "elk Island" presents the entire line of officially exported to the Russian market of cars of the Japanese concern. In addition, there are 27 posts for maintenance, repair, pre-sale preparation and installation of additional equipment and 16 positions for holding paint and body repair. Birthday dealership said kind of advertising campaign. Yesterday all clients who come in for service or to buy a car, received the gift of a flask in the form of cans and a bottle of whiskey.17.11.2003. Читать полностью -->

The touring. Difficult weekend for MTS A.C. racing

The touring. Difficult weekend for MTS A.C. racing Hope team MTS A.C. racing to strengthen the leadership in the overall Touring is not justified. Last weekend the stage in St. Petersburg Grigory Komarov finished only fifth and missed out on first place in the championship Mikhail Ukhov.Trouble Komarova began even before the training, when, five minutes before his BMW faulty valve in the fuel system. Читать полностью -->

Custom superkupe motor from BMW

Custom superkupe motor from BMW The appearance of the car suggests that its developers from the outset focused on creating a masterpiece.Their (masterpieces), as is known, there should not be a lot, so Wiesmann promises to do in the year not more than 50 machines.The vehicle takes to 4.23 meters in length. In the car a lot of aluminum and carbon fiber, so its weight does not exceed 1200 kgDespite its modest weight, the creators decided not to save on hardware and decorated its double car a 4.4 liter V8 engine production BMW power of 333 HP and 6-speed transmission with rear-wheel drive.The car accelerates from standstill to 100 km/h in 4.6 seconds and its top speed is 280 km/h. In the basic configuration Wiesmann GT has leather interior, air conditioning and is 97 500 euros.A small automotive company Wiesmann in German, Dulmen created by brothers Martin and Friedhelm in 1985. Still, the company was known for its elegant double roadsters that were completed signature line "sixes" from BMW.15.10.2003. . . Читать полностью -->

"GAS" in 2003. investing in the development of the production of 800 million rubles

JSC "GAZ" in 2003. investing in the development of the production of 800 million rubles, told RBC in the press-service of the enterprise. Funds will be used for completion of the updated models of light commercial trucks "GAZelle" and "Sable", the production of which began in January 2003 and also an upgraded version of the car GAZ-3110 "Volga", the production of which will start in the spring S., moreover, some of the investments will be directed to modernization of the company's equipment and the development of new models of cars.2002. JSC "Gorky automobile plant" produced 198 135 thousand cars, which is 3.5% more than in 2001. Over the past year on the conveyor Gas collected 65 648 thousand cars, 132 487 thousand trucks, of which 32 229 thousand vans.24.02.2003. . Читать полностью -->

Touareg received from the tuning manufacturer

Touareg received from the tuning manufacturer At the motor show charged cars in Essen, Volkswagen showed Touareg Sport - serial example of individualization of the car.On the Touareg Sport set of 20-inch alloy wheels with tires of the dimension 275/40, sport shock absorbers and spacers. In addition, a modified grille, under the front bumper came up with a wonderful `stretching`, and on the roof Luggage rails, which play the role of spoiler. Besides, there are two additional exhaust pipe, and the interior - sport seats trimmed with leather.www.autonews.ru02.12.2003. . . . Читать полностью -->

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