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TEASER: 2014 Chevrolet Silverado

GM engineers are conducting the final validation of the next generation Silverado light-duty pickups. In addition to torture testing, the team is paying attention to delivering a comfortable, well-balanced ride, which is being refined on a variety of track surfaces at GM’s Milford Proving Ground.
The production of the new 2014 model year Silverado will start in 2013.


(vía Carscoop)

TEASER: 2014 Chevrolet Silverado

GM engineers are conducting the final validation of the next generation Silverado light-duty pickups. In addition to torture testing, the team is paying attention to delivering a comfortable, well-balanced ride, which is being refined on a variety of track surfaces at GM’s Milford Proving Ground.

The production of the new 2014 model year Silverado will start in 2013.

(vía Carscoop)

B&B 2013 Land Rover Range Rover Evoque

B&B Automobiltechnik is a German tuning brand that specializes on VW Group, BMW Group and Mercedes-Benz products, but now it wants to become known for its Land Rover projects as well, beginning with theRange Rover Evoque.
The base 2.2-liter turbo diesel in the ED4 (2WD) and TD4 (AWD) models makes 148Hp (110kW / 150PS) and 380Nm, but with B&B’s Stage 1 package these figures are boosted to 177Hp (132kW / 180PS) and 450Nm respectively. A Stage 2 kit bumps output to 197Hp (147kW / 200PS) and 475Nm.
For the 188Hp (140kW / 190PS) 2.2-liter SD4 diesel, the Level 1 package increases output to 227Hp (169kW / 230PS) and 480Nm, and the Level 2 to 241Hp (180kW / 245PS) and maximum torque of 500Nm.
Moving on to the Evoque’s 2.2-liter turbocharged gasoline engine that in factory trim produces 236Hp (176kW / 240PS), the first stage kit bumps output to 268Hp (200kW / 272PS), the second to 282Hp (210kW / 286PS) and the third to 295Hp (220kW / 300PS).
The latter allows for a 0-100km/h (62mph) sprint in 6.5 seconds and a top speed of 230km/h (143mph).
In addition to the power packages,B&Balso offers a 30mm lowering kit, a sports exhaust system that adds another 5Hp to all engine variants, a six-piston high performance brake system and a choice of alloy wheel designs in sizes from 19- to 22-inches.


(vía Carscoop)

B&B 2013 Land Rover Range Rover Evoque

B&B Automobiltechnik is a German tuning brand that specializes on VW Group, BMW Group and Mercedes-Benz products, but now it wants to become known for its Land Rover projects as well, beginning with theRange Rover Evoque.

The base 2.2-liter turbo diesel in the ED4 (2WD) and TD4 (AWD) models makes 148Hp (110kW / 150PS) and 380Nm, but with B&B’s Stage 1 package these figures are boosted to 177Hp (132kW / 180PS) and 450Nm respectively. A Stage 2 kit bumps output to 197Hp (147kW / 200PS) and 475Nm.

For the 188Hp (140kW / 190PS) 2.2-liter SD4 diesel, the Level 1 package increases output to 227Hp (169kW / 230PS) and 480Nm, and the Level 2 to 241Hp (180kW / 245PS) and maximum torque of 500Nm.

Moving on to the Evoque’s 2.2-liter turbocharged gasoline engine that in factory trim produces 236Hp (176kW / 240PS), the first stage kit bumps output to 268Hp (200kW / 272PS), the second to 282Hp (210kW / 286PS) and the third to 295Hp (220kW / 300PS).

The latter allows for a 0-100km/h (62mph) sprint in 6.5 seconds and a top speed of 230km/h (143mph).

In addition to the power packages,B&Balso offers a 30mm lowering kit, a sports exhaust system that adds another 5Hp to all engine variants, a six-piston high performance brake system and a choice of alloy wheel designs in sizes from 19- to 22-inches.

(vía Carscoop)

Meanwhile in Russia: You Can Count This is a Loading Fail


If there is a next time, the men seen in this video footage trying to make their lives easier bybringing a truck into the water in order to load it with some sort of (assumingly empty) tanks from a boat, may want to try a different approach.

On the bright side, the playful German Shepard seen in the beginning of the video made a quick sprint out of the water as soon as the truck began to roll back towards the water.

(vía Carscoop)

In Russia, an Overtake is Never a Simple Chore…

This video starts out pretty normal, but quickly escalates into the usual craziness we have become accustomed to from Russian dash-cams.

You will see driver of a black Skoda Octavia notchback overtaking the lorry equipped with the camera and getting behind another truck.

At this point, from what we understand, the two truck drivers were communicating with each other through a CB radio system and decided to slow down and squeeze the Octavia…

The Octavia driver was apparently scared by the move and made a run for it on the side road but he didn’t quite make it….

(vía Carscoop)

Meanwhile in China: 1 Truck with 18 on the back

In China, a lorry was filmed carrying a total of 18 trucks (!) spread out in two rows. Now that’s what we call being efficient – not to mention being a hazard for the rest of the road users…

(vía Carscoop)

Preview: Vilner 2013 Mercedes-Benz GL

One particular owner of the previous generation GL-Class had no need for the extra seats and was looking for a way to up the luxury ante for the rear passengers. Here is where Bulgarian design studio Vilner stepped in.

The company’s solution was to ditch the two rear rows of seats and replace them with a pair of individual seats (with softer padding) sourced from the front passenger compartment of another GL-Class model while also designing a new center console complete with an armrest, cup holders and an aluminum iPad cradle.

Vilner then reworked the entire cabin adding extra doses of soundproof material from Ground Zero and dressed the interior in a mix of lavish leather and Alcantara. The final touch came with a new high-end audio system that can be controlled by an iPad.

(vía Carscoop)

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