Check out this latest concept car by Mercedes. Is it going to be Mercedes-Benz’s next CLS Class? Codenamed, the F800 Style, this concept sports the stigmata of a SLS AMG nose, and boasts plenty of tech goodies.
It runs on a 2.0-liter turbocharged four with direct injection, mated to a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission and plug-in hybrid system capable of delivering as much as 300 bhp, on board the dash is traffic jam assist and MB’s 360 degree Pre-Safe system. Continue reading »
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The eco-friendly sportshatch known as the Honda CR-Z Hybrid was slated for 2010 when we featured it around two months ago, Honda certain hasn’t disappointed us as live shots of the car have leaked from Japan.
For those not familiar with this concept vehicle, it does look abit like the Insight but underhood will be a 1.5-liter four-cylinder engine mated to Honda’s proprietary Integrated Motor Assist technology. Also there will be a six-speed manual gearbox which will be much more entertaining for driving enthusiasts.
Volkswagen has debuted its Up! Lite concept car at the 2009 LA Auto Show. It looks very cool, metallic and looks to sport quite abit of tech on the inside too. With four seats, the Up! Lite offers enough room for young couples and their dog (or two children), but its strange these days why automakers can’t put in another seat to make it a five seater.
This near production Honda CR-Z hybrid concept which was first showcased at the Tokyo Motor Show back in 2007 will soon be concept-no-more as it is queued to hit the Japanese production lines. The Honda CR-Z is a technology packed two seater, hybrid (and might I say looks like a really cool hot hatch) with a 1.5L 4-cylinder engine, with a 6-speed manual gearbox.
Designed to definitely appeal to the younger generation of new drivers, it does look alot like the Honda Insight (a more family orientated hybrid from Honda) but it doesn’t boast the Insight’s CVT and of course it looks alot more sportier!
Stealth Computers has launched their latest addition to the rugged portable computer line up. The NW-2000 (NW stands for Notebook Warrior by the way) is one special rugged laptop, not only has it been well equipped with plenty of protection but on board is actually a convertible tablet notebook with a resistive, 13.3-inch touchscreen display.
Running on Intel’s 1.06GHz Core 2 Duo CPU, the NW-2000 has 2GB of RAM (4GB maximum), a 160GB shock-mounted hard-drive (or optional SSD), WiFi a/g/n, Bluetooth, gigabit ethernet and GPS, optional HSDPA, a standard DVD burner, PC card slot and fingerprint scanner.
In terms of how tough this tablet laptop actually is, the NW-2000 has a spill-resistant keyboard and can cope with being dropped 91cm onto a wood-covered concrete surface 26 times in succession without suffering any impairments to its functionality.
Nissan’s second attempt (after the Altima Hybrid) to actually become known as a green(ish) automaker in America? The Nissan Leaf is a four-to-five seat, front-drive C-segment hatchback.
Nissan’s main selling point for the Leaf is not just that its a specialty urban runabout, but rather, it was designed as an everyday vehicle that meets the needs of 70% of the world’s motorists. Strictly speaking, we think Nissan’s perspective has been based upon practicality (though important) more than the needs of motorists in terms of exterior design.
From Nissan’s point of view, Nissan says that fully 80% of US drivers travel less than 100km per day (62 miles), making the Leaf a solid fit for America’s motoring majority, even taking into account power-sapping external factors like hilly terrain, accessory draw, and extreme temperatures.
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