Wednesday, January 21, 2009

VW BlueSport Roadster Concept

The long-awaited concept of sports roadster Volkswagen BlueSport was presented at the Detroit Motor Show in 2009. And at this moment there is no doubt that the sports car will soon go into production.

VW BlueSport Roadster Concept

VW BlueSport Roadster Concept


Behind the two sport bucket-shaped seats of BlueSport roadster is a 2.0 liter 180 hp TDI turbo-diesel engine. VW BlueSport is rear wheel drive and comes with a 6-speed DSG transmission with double clutch which allows Volkswagen BlueSport Roadster to accelerate to 100 km/h in just 6.6 seconds, a speed limit is 226 km/h.

VW BlueSport is quite economical and has an average fuel consumption of 4.3 l/100 km. One reason for this is the automatic motor start-stop and brake energy regeneration system.

Volkswagen BlueSport Technical Data:
Length - 3,99 m, Width - 1745 meters, Height - 1,26 m, Wheelbase front - 1,49 m, wheelbase rear - 1,52 m, Front suspension - McPherson, Rear suspension - multi-independent, Engine - 4 cylinder TDI, 2,0 liters, Power - 180 hp at 4,200 rpm, Maximum torque - 350 Nm at 1750 rpm, The front wheels - 235/35 ZR19, Rear wheels - 245/35 ZR19.

Monday, January 12, 2009

Mercedes-Benz BlueZERO Concept

Mercedes introduced a series of three BlueZERO concepts at auto show which started on 11 January, in Detroit. All models are built on a common base, which is used in A and B-Class Mercedes-Benz.

Mercedes-Benz BlueZERO

Mercedes-Benz BlueZERO

Mercedes-Benz BlueZERO

BlueZERO E-CELL is equipped with a lithium-ion batteries and can travel 200 kilometers on just electricity;

BlueZERO F-CELL is able to travel 400 km on electricity;

BlueZERO E-CELL PLUS is equipped with an electric motor and an additional 67-strong engine from the Smart Fortwo, located at the rear. The car is able to travel 600 kilometers at a time, with 100 km on electric power alone.

BlueZERO concepts preview appearance of new generation B-Class.