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The Mini Cooper SUV was unveiled at the North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) this week. The Mini SUV would directly compete with the Honda CR-V, the Land Rover LR2 and the VW Tiguan. It will be the first automobile model within the MINI family of cars with 4 doorways.

Mini Cooper SUV features shows that it would be the biggest choice among the SUV lovers.

It has a somewhat raised sitting down posture, and is quite optimum. The Mini Cooper SUV 2010 also features dynamical stableness Control, with dynamical grip Control approaching either as an alternative or as a standardized characteristic on the Cooper SUV.

The Mini Cooper SUV will go on sale in the U.S. early next year and will feature a choice of engines, one of which is a 1.6 liter four-cylinder engine which produces 120 horsepower. The other engine is the same but turbocharged and will produce 184 horsepower.

The Mini SUV will be available with front-wheel drive and all-wheel drive, as well as an optional sport suspension. The cargo area will have 12. 2 cubic feet of storage capacity, 41 cubic feet if the back seats are folded down. It will come with either six-speed manual transmission or tiptronic automatic transmission.

MINI Cooper Countryman

the all new MINI Countryman: a new vehicle from MINI that dwarfs its brother car the MINI Cooper and offers pretty much the closest thing to an SUV experience from a MINI vehicle.


According to MINI, The MINI Countryman is entering the market with a choice of three petrol and two diesel engines, all coming in the new generation of power units developed with the full know-how of the BMW Group and naturally complying with the EU5 and, respectively, ULEV II emission standards.

The MINI Countryman is for drivers who always wanted a beefed up MINI with more room for their family or friends. It is suitable for city driving or for folks who live in snowy mountain like areas and the MINI ALL4 all-wheel drive means driving confidence at all times.


2010 Detroit Auto Show

2010 Detroit Auto Show
This year’s 2010 Detroit Auto Show is over, at least for the press, and while some significant vehicles were unveiled, the overall impression we got is that the industry has scaled back. Less debuts combined with smaller and less elaborate displays made the whole affair feel significantly downsized compared to previous years.

In better times exhibitors at Detroit’s North American International Auto Show might steal the stage with a stunningly imaginative, if impractical, concept car, or by crashing a Jeep Grand Cherokee through Cobo Hall’s front windows.

Audi e-tron Car

Audi e-tron Car
German car manufacturers four rings logo, Audi, a new surprise with the introduction of another version of electric sports variant, e-Tron in the carpet
2010 Detroit Auto Show or the North American International Auto Show (NAIAS).

When e-Tron previous version on display at the Frankfurt Auto Show September 2009 and makes us think of the Audi R8, then with 27 cm shorter, and the reduced width of 12 cm, the latest version of e-Tron is reminiscent of the Audi R4.

Reporting from Worldcarfans, Wednesday (13/11/2010), two electric motors drive the front axle and rear. Together they can generate power of 204 hp and reaches peak torque of 2650 Nm.

Thus, car-called ‘baby R8’ this could run from 0 – 100 km per hour in 5.9 seconds, with a limited maximum speed to 200 km per hour.

To be invited to speeding, Lithium-ion batteries that are used can be recharged about 11 hours from a household electrical socket, when completely empty, or just two hours from the 400 volt power source.

The e-tron has no transmission, only two reduction gears (1:6 ratio in front and 1:7 ratio in rear, owing to the larger wheels on the rear). The gearing is why the car has a nominal horsepower of 313 hp but on-paper torque of 3,319 pound-feet. Obviously, you can’t unleash that kind of twist all at once or the car would rip its own axles apart. With about 550 pound-feet of torque doled out by the computers, the car’s 0-62 mph pace is 4.8 seconds. Top speed is e-limited to 155 mph.

Beachbomber Created for The Outdoor Lovers

Beachbomber Created for The Outdoor Lovers
MINI will introduce the Beachcomber in the arena in 2010 North American International Auto Show in January 2010. This concept car inspired by the Mini Moke ever made years ago with the 1964 target young executives and consumers have a dynamic lifestyle. This car and the certainty of the MINI as previously rumored to be releasing Clubman and Convertible.

To strengthen the character of the car close to nature, Beachcomber does not have a conventional roof. Car all-wheel-drive also does not have a side door at all. However, this car has a special fiber glass roof that can hold rainwater tetasan by pressing just one button. In addition, the door also be additional accessories for the consumer if they want to get extra protection.

From the name alone Beachcomber which means ‘beach sweepers’ This course has room to deviate skateboards (surfboard) and even a mountain bike though. Although the dimensions of this car has not released by the MINI, the car has a length of almost four meters. Beachcomber is also equipped with off-road tires runflat tire wrapped 17-inch alloy wheels.

Outdoor characteristics, this car has a chrome frame, a large intake of water, foglight, danpower dome in bonnet. Although there has been no detailed specifications of the engine, this car is estimated to carry akang turbocharged engine.

Mercy B-Class Electric in the NAIAS Auto Show 2008

(picture from Mercedes-Benz)

In the North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) in 2009, previously called Detroit Auto Show, which takes place next month, the premium car manufacturer famous German, Mercedes-Benz, will introduce the public to study the concept car BlueZero. Despite there has been no release of the Mercedes-Benz, the German media, particularly on-line photo show is the car. According to them, the photographs provided by the people in the Mercedes-Benz itself.

Although the Mercedes-Benz his car BlueZero Concept, but German media had considered as a B-Class future generation. Autobild as one of Germany’s largest automotive media even call this a “B-Class New electric.”

Analysis is based on the dimensions and design of the car. In addition, the B-Class since the first was launched in 2005 have not changed the model. It is estimated, BlueZero will be the B-Class will be launched in 2010.

B-Class is Mercedes-Benz products in the category of compact MPV, which appear with the hatchback design. Dimension be measured slightly higher than the A-Class. Although less so popular, B-Class is also marketed by its ATPM in Indonesia, PT Indonesia Mercedes-Benz.

Three Variants
Further explained, BlueZero that will debut the Mercedes-Benz introduced in three variants.

First is BlueZero E-Cell, a car that rely on electricity as visitors. For this, Mercedes-Benz will use Lithium-ion battery and electric motor which is able to generate power 100kW (136 PS) and Torque 320Nm.

Although in terms of energy is very interesting, but exploring very limited power, only to 100 km, while to recharge batteries that can be used again, take two hours. With such capabilities, targeting the Mercedes car for those who need transportation around the city.

To further distance, or both variants, namely EREV (extended range electric vehicle). Rather, electric car that can be used for distance. Mercedes-Benz E-call BlueZero Cell Plus. This car uses a battery and electric motor with the same E-Cell, but equipped with a motor fuel, which functions as a generator to produce electricity.

With the two driving, the car can be used for a distance of 600 km. Motor fuel used 3-cylinder, gasoline-fueled, turbo-equipped and is now used in the Mercedes-Benz Smart.

The third variant is the F-Cell, vehicles with fuel cells that generate electricity from hydrogen. Mercedes car that is able to generate power 136 PS and 320 Nm Torque, equivalent to the capacity of 2.0 liter diesel engine. However, the interesting, the F-Cell will not cause emissions.

Cars Based on the Murcielago

Lamborghini Miura ConceptA Lamborghini Miura concept car was presented at the Museum of Television & Radio on January 5, 2006 alongside the Los Angeles Auto Show, though it was not present at the show itself. Instead, the Miura officially debuted at the North American International Auto Show two weeks later. It was the first design by new Lamborghini chief, Walter de’Silva, and commemorates the 1966 introduction of the original Miura in Geneva.

Lamborghini president and CEO Stephan Winkelmann has denied the concept will return the Miura to production, saying ?The Miura was a celebration of our history, but Lamborghini is about the future. Retro design is not what we are here for. So we won?t do the Miura.

Lamborghini Revent?n
Lamborghini’s own Revent?n is a mid-engined sports car that debuted at the 2007 Frankfurt Auto Show. It will be the most powerful and expensive Lamborghini to date, costing one million euro. The official press release states that only 20 will be built, but it is rumoured that the total number could be 100. The exterior styling was inspired by the F-22 Raptor. Although the exterior is partially new, almost the entire mechanics (including the engine) are taken directly from the Murci?lago LP640.