2012 AUDI Q3
Above are official teaser sketches of Audi Q3 ‘baby’ SUV model. The car will make its world premiere at the Shanghai Auto Show later this month. The crossover model will be built at Seat’s Martorell plant in Spain and will be based on the same architecture as the VW Tiguan.
Previously, the new Q3 will arrive in European showrooms this fall, most likely in September or October, depending on the market. However, the front end of the production Q3 seems changed in comparison with the aforementioned concept, with the headlights sporting a thinner, stretched shape and being mirrored in the lower side of the bumper by the spaces for the fog lights.
While the rear car looks similar to the concept, with the exception of the tailgate window angle, which is not as inclined as on the Cross Coupe quattro.
The interior reveal a similar shaped steering wheel and instrument panel, with changes having been made to the center console, where the gearshift lever appears to look more conventional than on the 2007 concept car.
The Audi Q3 will be available three powertrain options a 170PS 2.0-liter TFSI with a 6-speed manual gearbox and CO2 emissions of 172 gr/km; a 211PS 2.0-liter TFSI with an S Tronic transmission and CO2 emissions of 184 gr/km, and a 170PS 2.0-liter TDI diesel and an with an S Tronic transmission and CO2 emissions of 158 gr/km.
2011 BMW GT3 RACER GETS UPDATE
Bavarian automaker has gone ahead and improved aerodynamic efficiency in order to ensure the car’s competitiveness in Z4 GT3 racer classes. The firm’s engineers fine-tuned the aerodynamics of the Z4 GT3 for the new season, while also updating the 4.4-liter V8 engine’s electronics. Power continues to be transmitted through a six-speed sequential gearbox, however, gearshifts are now initiated using two paddles.
The BMW Z4 GT3 Racer achieved its greatest success to date in January 2011 in the hands of Claudia Hürtgen (DE), BMW works driver Augusto Farfus (BR), Tommy Milner (US) and Edward Sandström (SE), that won the Dubai 24 Hours for Team Schubert.