More horsepower = better horsepower. This is the mighty Brabus GL63 Biturbo, a monster SUV based on the mundane Mercedes-Benz GL-Class. The Brabus-built 6.3 liter twin turbo V8 engine poops out an lunatic 650hp and 850nm, making this GL63 Biturbo the most powerful SUV available in China.
Audi has launched the Audi R6 China Edition on the Chinese supercar market.There will be only 80 cars, numbered 1-99 but without the numbers with a ‘4’. The number four is considered to be unlucky since it sounds the same as the Chinese word for ‘dead’. Strangely the China Edition is based on the pre-facelift Audi R8 while the facelifted model was launched in Europe in June.
The new Citroen C4L has been launched on the China car market. Price starts at 123.900 yuan and ends at 169.900 yuan. The Citroen C4L is made in China by the Dongfeng-PSA joint venture, it will be positioned between the Citroen c-Triomphe and the Citroen C5.
The Citroen DS3 Cabrio will be launched on the Chinese auto market in the first half of next year as an import. Convertibles are not popular in China because of the air pollution, traffic jams and noise, but Citroen decided to give it a chance.Power will come from a 120hp 1.6.
Volkswagen is going green in China with two new Blue Motion vehicles. The Magotan Blue Motion and the Sagitar Blue Motion have been launched on the China auto market, priced respectively at 219.800 yuan and 169.800 yuan.
The Chrysler Grand Voyager has been launched on the China auto market. There is onlyone, how easy, priced at 496.800 yuan. The Chrysler Grand Voyager is imported and therefore expensive in comparison with locally made competition, such as the Buick GL8 and Honda Odyssey. The Grand Voyager is powered by a fat-ass 3.6 V6 with 283hp and 340nm, mated to a six-speed automatic. Via: Sohu.
CarsUK has learned that the new special edition Koeningsegg One:1 will be made in a very limited edition of five cars, all of which will go to China for around 2 million USD a piece. One:1 refers to power; 1 horse for every 1 kilogram. Total power will end up around 1400hp, the base Koenigsegg Agera R has to do with only 1140. The One:1 is the second special edition Koenigsegg for China, the one-off Agera BLT was the first, and as far as we know it is still very confiscated.
The Mazda CX-9 SUV has been launched on the Chinese car market, priced at 439.000 yuan. The CX-9 is imported and therefore expensive. It competes with other imported high-end SUV’s such as the Toyota Highlander and Volkswagen Sharan. Locally made competition consists of the very popular Buick GL8 and Honda Odyssey. The CX-9 is powered by a 3.7 V6, no other engines available for the moment. The CX-9 will be sold by the FAW-Mazda dealer network. Via: Autohome.
The Acura ILX Hybrid has been launched on the Chinese auto market, priced at 328.000 yuan. Decent 2.0 and 2.4 liter petrol engines might follow later. The Acura ILX hybrid is imported from the US, it is based on the American Honda Civic sedan and therefore barely worth the Acura nameplate. Power comes from a 92hp 1.5 liter petrol engine mated to a 23hp electric motor. So what do we have here? A dressed up Civic with an unpopular drive-train for a ridiculous amount of money. Chances for success: absolutely zero. via: Autohome.
The new Jaguar F-Type has been launched on the China auto market. Price starts at 1.04 million yuan and ends at 1.54 million yuan. Engines: 3.0 Supercharged V6 with 380hp and the mighty 5.0 Supercharged V8 with 500hp. The F-Type sits price-wise in a black hole, nearest competition comes from the Porsche 911 (1.47 – 2.35) and the Mercedes-Benz SL (1.19 – 1.99). The F-Type is only the second Jaguar sportscar available in China after the current XK, which so far hasn’t been a great success. Via: Sohu.