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station wagon

  A Station Wagon is a car body style similar to a sedan car but with an extended rear cargo area.

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This maybe the only wagon that kids wanted to drive when they grew up. If you were one of them, and you have an extra $45,600 (as of this afternoon), then eBay can get you an official a fully-restored Ghostbusters 1959 Cadillac Miller Meteor Ecto-1.

Fully-restored Ghostbusters Cadillac Miller Meteor Ecto-1 for sale on eBay

The vehicle is one of the three cars authorized by Sony/MGM: there are two cars used for the movies and this one was built for the Universal Studios Florida theme park (so you don’t have to worry about getting rid of that Dan Aykroyd smell.) Under the hood there is a Chevy 350 engine connected to a turbo 400 transmission, making the car fine for driving around your town, but the 5000 lbs weight (21 feet long and 10 feet tall) will probably ensure you won’t win any races. So all you Bill Murray fans hurry up, the clock is ticking!

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The 2009 Avensis made its world debut at the Paris Auto Show. The Avensis it is in its third generation and comes with new level of superior quality, dynamic handling and refined ride comfort to Toyota’s European flagship.

Toyota Avensis

The new 1.6-litre Valvematic benefits from a brand-new 6-speed manual transmission, which provides a great improvement in shift feeling. The 1.6 Valvematic power has been increased by 20% compared to the previous 1.6 VVT-i – up to 132 DIN hp, with torque up by 10Nm to 160 Nm at 4,400 rpm. The CO2 emission level is reduced by 12% to 152 g/km (sedan body type).

The new 1.8-litre Valvematic offers a choice of a new 6-speed manual transmission or a brand-new Multidrive S transmission, Toyota’s latest continuously variable transmission technology. The 1.8 Valvematic power has been increased by 14% compared to the previous 1.8 VVT-i – up to 147 DIN hp, with torque up by 10 Nm to 180 Nm at 4,000 rpm. The CO2 emission level is down by 10% to 154 g/km when combined with the manual transmission version and by 16% to 157 g/km when combined with the Multidrive S transmission (sedan body type).

Toyota Avensis

At the top of the petrol range is the 2.0-litre Valvematic, which also comes with either the 6-speed manual transmission or the brand-new Multidrive S transmission. Its improved performance gives 152 DIN hp, an increase of 3% compared to the 2.0 D-4, and 196 Nm torque at 4,000 rpm. The CO2 emission level is down by 15% to 163 g/km when combined with the manual transmission version and by 26% to 164 g/km when combined with the Multidrive S transmission (sedan body type).

Volkswagen will unveil at the Paris Auto Show the cleanest Passat ever and its name says it all: BlueTDI. This is the first from a long list of BlueTDI models.

The combination between the TDi engine and the DSG dual-clutch gearbox helped to reduce fuel consumption by 28%.

The BlueTDI is powered by a 2.0-liter common-rail engine that delivers 143 hp. But despite this big output the new Passat only need 5,5 liters per 100 km (with CO2 Emission of 144 g / km CO2) for the station wagon version and 5.2 l/100 km (139 g / km CO2) for the sedan version.

Both sedan and station wagon version will be available for orders starting beginning of 2009.

Audi will unveil at the Paris Auto Show the 2009 S4, both sedan and station wagon version. The two models will go on sale in March 2009.

Both models are powered by a completely redesigned engine: the 3.0 TFSI, the newest member of the Audi V-engine family. The V6 generates its power from a displacement of 2,995 cc, is equipped with a supercharger, and delivers 333 hp. The sedan sprints to100 km/h (62.14 mph) in just 5.1 seconds, and the Avant in 5.2 seconds: they both have an electronically governed top speed of 250 km/h (155.34 mph).

Audi S4

The 3.0 TFSI delivers its maximum 440 Nm (324.53 lb-ft) at 2,500 rpm and maintains this constantly until 4,850 rpm. In fourth gear, the vehicle accelerates from 80 to 120 km/h (49.71 to 74.56 mph) in just 4.4 seconds. Thanks to the extremely short gas paths, the sonorous, supercharged V6 responds spontaneously to the throttle, even more so than a naturally aspirated engine of the same displacement.

Audi S4

Furthermore, the new 3.0 TFSI achieves exemplary fuel efficiency. On average, the sedan uses 9.7 liters of fuel per 100 km (24.25 US mpg), and the Avant 9.9 liters per 100 km (23.76 US mpg) – an improvement of 3.4 liters (26 percent) compared with its predecessor.

Press release after the jump.

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The Ford Mondeo is one of those ultra-sleek sedans that we all hope will be part of the cars that Ford will bring over from Europe. The Ford Mondeo Combi is a family car that doesn’t need a tuning kit or any improvement. Still, this didn’t stop Rieger Tuning, in cooperation with SG-Design, created a new look for the vehicle. The new kit consists in a front lip spoiler, new side sills, a roof spoiler and a new rear spoiler featuring a 4-pipe exhaust system with integrated carbon fiber air diffuser.

Ford Mondeo Combi by Rieger Tuning

For better stability a new KW suspension kit was installed as well as a new set of 19 inch alloy wheels. Price of the kit: €2860.

First was the CTS-V sedan . Now after the launch of the coupe version , we will also have a CTS-V coupe. So if the CTS Sport Wagon is successful, it wouldn’t be too far of a stretch for Cadillac to make a CTS-V wagon.

If built, the CTS-V station wagon will compete with models like Audi RS6 or Mercedes E63 AMG , but will be much more cheaper: considering the 2009 CTS-V sedan will start right at $60,000, the wagon version would still likely be about $25,000 less expensive than the E63 wagon.

The station wagon will have the same RWD configuration as the sedan, along with the 19-inch wheels carrying Michelin PS2s, and the revised front-end styling, which accommodates the tall supercharged motor and provides for better cooling than the standard car’s front clip. It would do the quarter-mile in the mid-12-second range and carry 121.9 cubic feet worth of cargo.

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If we all had the time, money and ability, then everyone would have a custom car. That’s what makes this one so special, an amateur built in his own time this custom Chrysler Sport Coach. As you can see the car looks really special, featuring chromed wheels, 22 inch on the front and 24 inch on the rear. Under the hood, what else than an iconic Hemi 5.7l engine capable to leave behind modern muscle cars such as Ford Mustang and Dodge Charger .

1955 Chrysler Sport Coach

In order to be more comfortable, the car not only features a new adjustable suspension system, but also a new set of brakes. The four individual seats are covered in premium leather as well as the door panels and roof. Price of the vehicle: priceless!

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Volkswagen will unveil a station wagon version for its newly launched Golf VI by the summer of 2009. The car will be destined for the European market and will be available for purchase by late 2009. The technology behind the Variant version will remain unchanged from the normal Golf, including the engine choices. Rumors say that VW may give the U.S. a version, where it would be known as the Jetta Wagon.

But before the wagon, VW will unveil the GTI version at the Paris Auto Show and the Golf Plus at the Bologna Motor Show (December 5 to 14).

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KW suspensions, is known in Germany as the best specialist for performance suspension system but also as the main manufacturer used in the DTM races. KW teamed up with Audi, and its astonishing RS6 Avant Type 4F in order to offer a new suspension system for the 580 hp station wagon.

According to the manufacturer, the KW suspension kit can be used with the factory suspension system but also with Audi’s Dynamic Ride Control (DRC). With the new kit installed, the car is lowered with up to 45 mm, but still this doesn’t only improve the appearance, also the handling capabilities.

HSV launced on the Australian market the ClubSport R8 Tourer, the company’s first wagon since the all wheel drive Avalanche was released in 2003. A manual ClubSport R8 Tourer is priced from $65,990, which is just $1000 more than the equivalent ClubSport R8 sedan. Automatic transmission is an additional $2330.

HSV ClubSport R8 Tourer

The Tourer is powered by the high performance LS3 engine producing 425 hp of power and 550Nm of torque, making this one of the most powerful wagons produced anywhere in the world.

HSV will build around 120 ClubSport R8 Tourers for the Australian market in 2008.

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