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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.

Even if BMW will unveil the facelift 3-Series in autumn at the Paris Auto Show the first official images already started to surface online, meaning that in no time BMW will also reveal the official specifications, so stay tuned!

BMW 3-Series facelift - official images

As you can see the design is inspired by the newly launched 7-Series, featuring a new heavily profiled bumper, the revised headlights and the new grille that lost the chrome “eyebrows”. But I still prefer the old 3-Series!

BMW will offer two versions: the 328i with a 3.0-liter, 230-hp inline-six and the 335i with a 3.0-liter, twin-turbocharged, 300-hp inline-six.

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For those who think that the 580 hp of the Audi RS6 Avant aren’t enough, there is MTM. The tuning house boosted the RS6 to an astonishing 702 hp, making the sprint from 0-100 km/g possible in less than four seconds while the top speed exceeds 300 km/h. A good improvement if we think that the ”standard” RS6 sprinted to 100 km/h in less than 5 seconds while the top speed was electronically limited to 250 km/h.

According to the tuner the car could go way over 320 km/h but with the addition of a new aerodynamic kit. For the moment the vehicle was fitted only with a carbon fiber ar diffuser, Price of the upgrade: $6,300 or around $1,500 just for removing the electronic speed limiter which makes the car stop at 280 km/h.

Renault revealed today the revised 2008 Scenic, a more efficient and streamlined model that will go on sale in France this autumn at a price starting €19,900.

Renault Scenic

The new Scénic line-up focuses on six equipment levels: Emotion, Latitude, Carminat, Exception, Conquest and Jade. These changes combine with evolutions to the model’s interior and exterior styling, as well as upgrades for the different equipment levels and the introduction of option packs.

All versions except the Conquest equipment level are now equipped with satin-chrome foglamp surrounds and trims, grille and door handles, plus Gloss Black lower headlamp masks. Inside, all versions now come with a leather gearlever knob and steeringwheel. The Latitude, Carminat and Jade versions feature light beige for the dashboard and upholstery, while the Emotion, Exception and Conquest equipment levels are delivered with a dark charcoal interior trim.

Renault Scenic

The New Scénic Range has also seen a reduction in the number of powertrain options. The number of Scénic variants has consequently come down from the 84 versions previously available to 37. The number of five-seat Grand Scénic versions has been reduced from 74 to 27, while the number of seven-seat Grand Scénic versions has been cut from 71 to 27.

BMW will unveil a facelift version of the 3-Series this autumn. And this are the early marketing photo scans of the upcoming model.

The new 3-Series will feature new front hood lines, lights and mirrors. The wheels are also redesigned.

On the interior the future 3-Series will feature new materials and the new iDrive system.

Stay tuned for more details!

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Audi will unveil the S4 Sedan and Avant versions at the Paris Auto Show. Until we’ll have the official images here’s a pretty good idea of how the Avant version might look like.

The S4 will feature a modified bumper, a larger diffuser and a modified spoiler, same as in the S5. The RS4 will feature an even more aggressive design.

The 2009 S4 will be powered by the Audi’s all-new 3.0-liter supercharged V6 engine that will deliver around 330 hp.


Volkswagen announced today that its Jetta SportWagen, a sporty and functional wagon version of their top-selling Jetta model, is now available in dealer showrooms. The Jetta SportWagen combines practicality with European style and balances both style and sportiness—exceptional ride and handling and class-leading safety features, coupled with its functional design are perfect for those with an active lifestyle.

Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen on sale starting today

Staying true to Volkswagen’s long history of delivering performance and value, the Jetta SportWagen will be offered in three engine variations. Now available in dealer showrooms is the 2.5-liter, five cylinder engine that produces 170 horsepower and 177 lbs.-ft of torque. For those wanting more power, a 2.0-liter, turbo-charged, four cylinder engine that produces 200 hp and 207 lbs.-ft. of toque will be available in dealer showrooms later this year. The 2.5L Jetta SportWagen has a starting price of $18,999.

Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen on sale starting today

For customers desiring an efficient alternative fuel vehicle, the Jetta SportWagen TDI will also be available later this year with an all-new 2.0L clean diesel engine that produces 140 hp, and an impressive 236 lbs.-ft. of torque. The clean diesel engine version demonstrates that consumers do not have to compromise when it comes to performance and fuel efficiency. The Jetta SportWagen TDI will have a starting price of $23,590.

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Nobody tried to modify theAudi RS6 Avant , until today when H&R unveiled its customized German car. As we are used to, ther car has no modifications at the exterior but for 380 euros, H&R offers a new set of sport springs which can lower the car up to 30 mm.

Audi RS6 Avant by H&R

According to the manufacturer the modifications are made without loosing any comfort. For those who want better handling, H&R can improve also the chassis of the car. Of course, all the H&R components are approved by the German TUV.

Subaru Australia today unveiled the 2008 Liberty GT STI. The Liberty GT STI is powered by the 2.5-litre Boxer engine that develops 260 hp at 6000 rpm and 258 lbs-ft of torque at 2800 rpm.

Subaru Liberty GT STI

The 2008 Subaru Liberty GT STI features an STI tuned sports suspension and an STI aerodynamics package, ENKEI lightweight multi-spoke 18" alloy wheels, dual STI twin pipe mufflers, Brembo performance brakes.

Subaru Liberty GT STI

On the interior the Liberty GT STI features leather and alcantara front seats, a speedometer featuring STI logo and new STI sill plates.

The new version is available in both sedan and wagon versions. Prices start from $65,990RRP for the sedan version and $67,990RRP for the wagon model.

Audi will unveil the facelift version of the Audi A6 Avant this autumn at the Paris Motor Show. There are no big changes regarding the design: a new front end with a single frame grille and a cleaner front bumper next to a squared-out bumper at the rear.

Audi will keep the current engine line-u, but will also add a 290hp supercharged V6.

This will be the final redesigned version until 2011 when Audi will unveil the next-generation A6.

Jalopnik received a document that reveals details about the 2010 CTS Station Wagon. With pricing between $37.500 and $42.500, the future model will compete with car like BMW 3-Series Wagon or Audi A4 Wagon.

It will be offered in two versions: AWD and RWD and will be offered with a choice of 3.0 liter 6 cylinders 260 hp or 3.6 liters, 304 hp direct injection engines. Both engine will be mated by a six speed automatic transmission.

Source: Jalopnik

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