Don’t expect a blue light and a middle aged detective to step out of this animal. Citroen is about to rock its roots. The new DS3 with built in Bluetooth and GPS is fit for the now generation. Packed into a sleek package, the DS3 looks like a German/Italian super model. The DS3 exudes French elegance, sophistication and performance artfully blended in a world class auto. Tailored upholstery and state of the art dash put the driver in a cockpit, ready to fly. And fly you will with your choice of gasoline or diesel fuel generating 91 to 152 horse power.
Up until now there have been meager speculations that the Audi RS3 might debut at the upcoming Frankfurt Motor Show, and today we might have reasons to think the rumor is true. If an Audi Dealer from Cape Town, South Africa, is to be believed, the unveiling of the new Audi RS3. 2.5L five-cylinder turbocharged engine with 4WD and 335bhp will be done on the floor in Frankfurt. Although Audi is still denying the whole deal by maintaining absolute silence about the future of the product, we tend to believe that September 17 is going to be the actual “release date” to the public. [via GermanCarBlog]
Mercedes-Benz tuning specialists Carlsson have joined forces with international leather-lifestyle brand Etienne Aigner to develop the Carlsson Aigner CK65 Eau Rouge model. Made in an exclusive small series, the luxury coupe based on the Mercedes-Benz CL produces over 700 bhp (522 kw) and 1,100 Nm after being reworked by Carlsson.
Carlsson/ Mercedes Press Release
The engine conversion by Carlsson includes a special electronic control unit with special maps for injection and ignition. On the intake side, sports air filters ensure optimum aspiration. On the outlet side, a stainless-steel sports exhaust system with high-performance metal catalytic converters and sports silencers cut back-pressure to a minimum. Another measure to boost engine performance is improved intercooling, which reduces charge-air temperature. Thus, the V12 is always raring to go and the driver can rely on having more than adequate power on hand regardless of the situation. (more…)