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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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It may seem like an unholy union, the combination of a 1960 Nash Rambler Wagon and a Ferrari 360, but its definitely unique. The car known as the "Ferrambo" is ready for sale. The cross-breed between body of a Rambler and the 3.6L V8 engine from a 2002 Ferrari 360 Modena , with some major help from some custom fabrication. Much of the car is hand made, including the custom frame that accommodates the car behind the two front seats.

Unique 1960 Ferrari Rambler Wagon up for sale

The car made such a big splash at the 2008 Detroit Autorama that it won the coveted Riddler award. It features a set of custom leather luggage related to the upholstery. Although the Ferrambo is not a car fits everyone’s tastes, it may just be the perfect expensive grocery-getter. Anyone interested may need deep pockets, because apparently the price is high. Information is available through the GP Imports, but there has not been an official price list provided yet.

Press release after the jump.

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So you didn’t just buy a wagon, but a diesel wagon. It’s time to show the world you’re still cool. That’s why Kicherer, a German tuning company, revealed its new product: the tuned C 320CDI 4-Matic wagon inspired by the C-Class wagon. The company brought several modifications to the new model such as adding an AMG body kit, lowering the suspension and fitting new 19-inch RS-1 alloy wheels wrapped in performance tires.

On the inside, the car features a new speedometer, a leather/wood steering wheel and a two-tone leather trim that also covers the dashboard. The 3.0L V6 turbo diesel engine received an additional 31 hp, raising the total output to 265 hp. Due to these upgrades the new hot wagon can reach 60 mph in 6.7sec while the top speed is electronically limited to 155 mph.

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Even though many tuners released a sport package for the Audi RS6 Avant , this didn’t stop Sportec in developing its own sport Stage 1 performance kit for the same car. The new package features a reprogrammed ECU which ads 70HP to the car’s 5.0L bi-turbocharged V10 reaching to 650hP at 6,300rpm. With the new kit aboard the RS6 is now capable of reaching 160 mph in under 4.4 seconds with a top speed of 190 mph. There is also available a lowering kit and a set of 20 or 22-inch lightweight alloy wheels.

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IMSA, a German tuner specializing in high-end sport cars such as Lamborghini, unveiled today its latest tuning kit for the Audi RS6 Avant . The new program consists in a power boost of 70 hp, a modest one if we think at the 715 hp Audi RS6 Avant by B&B or the 702 hp RS6 Avant by MTM . However, the vehicle can sprint from 0-60 mph in just 4.3 seconds, that’s 0.1 seconds faster than the Kicherer Mercedes SL63 AMG . The sprint from 0-124 mph is made in 13.8 seconds.

Audi RS6 Avant by IMSA

In order to obtain these performance figures the tuner added new high-flow air intakes as well as a new exhaust system. A new suspension system was also added, lowering the car with up to 25 millimeters, providing better stability at high speeds.

Audi RS6 Avant by IMSA

A car that goes this fast also has to be able to well. To accomplish this, a new set of brake discs were mounted, measuring 14” in front and 13.8” the back as well as new 20” ultra-light alloy wheels.

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Caractere, the well-known Belgian tuning house, unveiled its latest tuning package for the 2009 Audi A4 Avant . The new kit contains a new front bumper, side sills, a re-designed rear bumper with integrated air diffuser and exhaust system as well as a new roof spoiler.

Audi A4 Avant by Caractere

Caractere offers also a new set of alloy wheels available in 18”, 19” and 20” dimensions and 2 different colors. All the parts come with TUV approval, which means nothing voids the warranty. No word yet about pricing.

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The Audi RS6 Avant is becoming a popular customizing car. After ABT , MTM and B&B versions, Kicherer of Germany unveiled today its customization options for the Audi RS6 Avant . Dubbed Audi R-S-Street, the vehicle comes with a power increase from 580 hp to 700 hp. The extra horses make the 0-60 mph sprint is achieved in 4.3 seconds, the 0-124 mph is made in 13 seconds while the top speed is electronically limited to 173 mph.

Audi R-S-Street by Kicherer

In order to deliver better stability the car not only received a new suspension system that lowers the car by 25 millimeters, but also gets a new rear air diffuser. A new exhaust system is used for a better sound of the engine. The body kit of the vehicle includes carbon fiber mirror covers and front lip spoiler. What is really special at this car is the custom body paint and the custom 22 inch wheels which complement the kit.

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After ABT unveiled its customized Audi RS6 Avant with 700 hp and 590 ft lbs of torque, its main rival, B&B unveiled its new tuning kit for the German car. The new program from B&B has 4 versions of boost for the V10 TFSI engine, developing 650, 670, 700 and 715 hp. With the 4th level installed, the car can hit 60 mph in just 3.6 seconds, with 0.3 seconds faster than the ABT RS6 Avant, and has a top speed of 200 mph.

Audi RS6 Avant by B&B

Also, a new a new suspension kit was added in order to obtain a better stability. No words about the price yet. Also check Audi RS6 Avant by ABT .

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It didn’t take too long and ABT, the great tuning specialist in German cars unveiled its version of the Audi RS6 Avant . The new vehicle includes the same V10 TFSI engine, but improved from 580 hp and 480 ft lbs of torque to 700 hp and 590 ft lbs of torque. ABT didn’t remove the body kit, but new 20” as wheels were added as well as a new suspension kit which lowers in order to make it more stable.

Audi RS6 Avant by ABT

With the new improvements the vehicle can hit 60 mph in just 3.9 seconds and has a top speed of 200 mph. More information and availability when the official details are released.

Our friend DerTuner just caught this facelifted BMW 3 Series wagon in Germany. If you look closer to the front you will see a night vision system integrated in an M3 front bumper. Strangely this doesn’t seem to be an M3 model considering the hood and side fender are standard. To add to the confusion, the back bumper is also M3 styled but the right side exhaust are not there. Would any non M3 version be fitted with the M bumpers.. the future will say.

Audi today announced US pricing for the 2009 A4 sedan and Avant. The company will start deliveries in September 2008, with the following prices: $32,700 for the sedan version and $34,500 for the Avant version.

The Audi A4 sedan can be equipped with either the all-new 2.0 TFSI 4-cylinder engine or the 3.2 FSI V6 engine. The 2.0 TFSI engine can be configured for front-wheel drive or with Audi’s quattro all-wheel-drive system. The 3.2 FSI is offered exclusively in the sedan and with the quattro all-wheel-drive system and a 6-speed Tiptronic transmission. The A4 Avant will be equipped with the 2.0 TFSI engine and the quattro all-wheel-drive system.

New for 2009, the 2.0 TFSI engine features more horsepower (211 hp) and significantly more torque (258 lb.-ft.) than the engine it replaces. Rated at 21 miles per gallon city and 27 mpg highway, the 2.0 TFSI engine delivers better fuel economy, and when compared to the all-wheel-drive versions, better 0-to-60 miles per hour acceleration than the key German and Asian competitors in the segment.

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