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The Porsche Panamera was officially announced last November and instantly there was a lot of controversy that surrounded the German four-doors coupe. While some loved it, the general opinion is that Porsche kinda screwed this one and the car looks terrible (opinion which we tend to share). However, let’s remember that the Cayenne ain’t exactly the most beautiful SUV around and it was the car that basically marked the rebirth of Porsche.

Anyway, today the German car maker announced the Panamera’s pricing in the UK. Available in three versions, Panamera S, 4S and Turbo, the car will be priced starting with £72,266 (around $99,500), £77,269 ($106,500) and £95,298 ($131,000). The rear-wheel drive S and 4S models will be powered by a 400 hp 4.8 liter V8, while the top of the range Panamera Turbo will have four-wheel drive and will be powered by a 500 hp twin-turbocharged 4.8 liter V8. Porsche has also announced that two more powertrains will follow in 2010, a 300 hp entry level V6 and a V6 Hybrid version.

The Panamera will come with standard features like full leather interior, PASM (Porsche Active Suspension Management), Bi-Xenon headlights, rear Park Assist, Porsche Communication Management with touchscreen navigation and audio controls, plus a ‘Sport’ button for enthusiasts, which, once pushed, it increases the throttle’s responsiveness and puts the suspension into Sport mode. Porsche will also offer the Panamera with a seven-speed Doppelkupplungsgetriebe (PDK) double-clutch transmission which is available as standard for the 4S and Turbo and as an option for £2,289 for the S model.

So, considering high performance sedans like the BMW M5 and the Audi RS6 are available at much lower prices, what do you think, is Panamera going to be a failure?

Photo Gallery: Porsche Panamera

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Ford UK has announced the pricing for the all-new Ka, who is scheduled to go on sale in January 2009. The mini car’s starting price will be £7,995 (around $12,500 or €10,000) and British customers will be able to choose between two engines, a 69 hp 1.2 liter petrol unit and a 1.3 liter turbodiesel developing 75 hp. The new Ford KA will be available in four different trims, Studio, Style, Style+ and the top of the range Zetec. The entry level Studio will feature height-adjustable steering wheel, ABS brakes, driver and passenger front airbags and a six speakers CD radio with MP3, while the Zetec, which Ford expects to be the most popular one, will come with electric front windows, body-colored door handles, 50/50 rear split seat, 15-inch alloy wheels, front fog lamps, remote central locking, upgraded instruments and trip computer. So, what do you think, will it be an interesting choice?

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Audi has announced that the 2009 Audi A3 will go on sale in the US later this month. The revised A3 features restyled front bumper and hood, large single-frame radiator grille, revised headlights with LED daytime running lights, side mirrors with integrated turn signals and new door handles, while under the hood there have been some minor engine upgrades and the 2.0 liter TFSI is now available with quattro AWD and a ‘S tronic’ double clutch transmission. Customers will also be able to choose Audi’s magnetic ride suspension control. The engine range also include the 2.0 liter TFSI engine (200hp (147kW) and 207lb-ft (280Nm) of torque), the 3.2 liter engine (250hp (186kW) and 236lb-ft (320Nm) of torque).

Prices for the 2009 Audi A4 will start at $27,745 for the A3 FrontTrak 2.0L TFSI model and up to $37,800 for the A3 Quattro 3.2L V6. Like we said, US customers will be able to place their orders starting later this month.

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To be honest, I don’t really like how Nissan is handling their GT-R. I mean yeah, the car’s great, everyone who ever drove it (we didn’t had the chance, yet) says it’s brilliant, but I think Nissan also contributes heavily to the hype. First it was the still unclear situation of the press cars, who seem to have more power than regular ones and now this. First priced at $69,850, Nissan has announced that, starting with Sept 5th, the GT-R’s price has gone up 10 percent, up to $76,840 for the GT-R and $79,090 for the GT-R Premium model. According to the Japanese producer, the higher price was caused by the increase of the raw materials.

Until now, about 70 percent of the cars destined for the USA were sold and the first deliveries will be made on July 7, 2008.

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Yesterday, Mitsubishi Motors North America announced that the pricing for the new Mitsubishi Lancer Ralliart will start at $26,490. The Lancer Ralliart is powered by a modified version of the Lancer Evolution 4B11 turbocharged intercooled 2.0-liter DOHC MIVEC engine, which now develops 237 hp and is mated to a Twin Clutch-Sportronic Shift Transmission (TC-SST).

The full-time 4WD driveline features Mitsubishi’s Active Center Differential (ACD) unit, Standard Active Stability Control (ASC) with Traction Control (TCL), a front helical and rear mechanical limited slip differentials, Ralliart-tuned suspension and 18-inch alloy wheels. There’s also available an optional RECARO Sport Package, for $2,750, which features Xenon HID headlamps, 650 watt Rockford Fosgate, Sirius Satellite Radio with 6-months subscription and RECARO front sport seats

The new 2009 model year Lancer Ralliart also comes with a fully transferable 3-year/36,000 mile “bumper-to-bumper” new vehicle limited warranty. The Mitsubishi “3/36,” limited warranty is in addition to a 5-year/60,000 mile power train limited warranty and a 7-year/100,000 mile anti-corrosion perforation limited warranty. In addition, all Mitsubishi models come with 5-year unlimited miles Roadside Assistance benefits.

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Mazda has just announced the pricing for the new Mazda6. The 2009 Mazda6 starts from $18,550 for a Mazda6 i SV with 170hp and 2.5 4-cylinder mated to a 6-speed manual gear. Mazda6 s is more expensive but has 273hp 3.7L V6 engine mated to a 6-speed automatic gear. This one starts from $24,130. Mazda6 will one by offered as a four-door sedan in four trim levels, the Touring and Grand Touring, the SV and the Sport. The car will hit showrooms starting this August.

Mazda6 is the highly anticipated 2009 car and is the first of Mazda’s “Zoom-Zoom Evolution” second-generation vehicles, builded on a heritage of sports sedans and sports car that no other automaker can boast. It combines a sports sedan with sophistication like no other car that cand be found in the market.

President and CEO of Mazda North American Operations, Jim O’Sullivan said ““This is the most important new vehicle Mazda has launched in a decade”.

As it has been since the first MAZDA6 launched in 2002, all North American MAZDA6s will continue to be built at AutoAlliance International, in Flat Rock, Mich, a joint venture with partner Ford Motor Company.
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After much anticipation and lot of waiting, the prices for the new Audi Q5 have been announced. The car will be in the showrooms in late 2008 with a price tag starting at 38,300 Euros. It is in the same price range as its competitors BMW X3, Volvo XC60 and Mercedes GLK. Quite a crowded market for the once only member BMW X3.

We can choose from one petrol engine and two diesels. The petrol powerplant is the 2.0 TFSI with 211 bhp. It takes 7.2 seconds to get to 100 km/h and the fuel consumotion is 8.5 litres/100 km on average. The 2.0 TDI has 170 bhp and gets to 100 kn/h in 9.5 seconds. The 3.0 TDI has 240 bhp and gets to 100km/h in 6.5 seconds, with a fuel consumption of 7.5 liters for 100 km.

Source: TopSpeed

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Mazda started selling the Mazda2 five-door version back in Septmber and managed to sell 7,000 units, which raised Mazda’s share of the small car market in 2008 to 2.4 per cent. Today, Mazda UK announced the pricing for the new Mazda2 three-door version, which made its debut in March, at the Geneva Motor Show.

Pricing for the new car will start at £7,999 for the 1.3 liter petrol engine, which develops 75 hp. The most expensive version, the 103 hp 1.5 Sport starts at £11,399. Below you have a table with the pricing for all versions.

Mark Cameron, Mazda UK marketing director said that “the demand for the new Mazda2 5dr has been greater than we anticipated and the arrival of the new three-door model, with its special appeal to a different group of consumers, will accelerate sales to a much higher level”.

3dr Power
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CO2 Emissions  (g/km) Road Fund
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1.3 TS   75   £7,999  129 C 3E
1.3 TS2   86   £9,509 129 C 4E
1.5 Sport 103 £11,399 140 C 5E
Diesel          
1.4D TS 68   £8,999 114 B 3E
1.4D TS2 68 £10,504 114 B 3E

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Scheduled to hit US showrooms late this summer, the 2009 Mazda 6 will have a price tag starting at $19,850. For this money, you’ll get the entry level Mazda6 i SV powered by the 170 hp 2.5 liter 4-cylinder engine. The same engine is available for the Mazda6 i Sport and i Touring, which will feature some extra options and will start at $21,250 and $22,750 respectively. The Mazda 6 Grand i Touring model starts at $25,850.

The 2009 Mazda6 s Sport will be powered by a 3.7 liter V6 producing a total of 272-hp and will carry an MSRP of $25,150. The Mazda6 s Touring will start at $26,150. The top of the line Mazda6 s Grand Touring will start at $29,150.

Check out more details about every model on the Mazda6Club Forum.

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Yesterday, Acura announced the princing for the new 2009 Acura TSX. The car, which will go on sale in the US starting April 24th will be available in two versions: the generously appointed TSX and the fully-featured TSX with Technology Package and MSRP (Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price) pricing starts at $28,960 and tops at $32,060, while destination and handling fees remain at $715. The 2009 TSX is available with either a 6-speed manual transmission or 5-speed automatic for no additional charge.

Dick Colliver, Executive Vice President of Acura Sales said: “The all-new TSX is loaded with more technology, better performance, additional comfort and enhanced safety to make it one of the most desirable sedans in its class […] We expect the dramatically improved 2009 model to set even more sales records than its predecessor.” And he’s right, because the new TSX comes with Acura Navigation System with Voice Recognition™, Zagat® restaurant information, and rearview camera; AcuraLink® Satellite Communication System; AcuraLink® Real-time traffic with an all-new Traffic Rerouting™ function; AcuraLink® weather with current and future weather information; a 10-speaker Acura/ELS® Premium Sound System with multi-format 6-disc DVD-Audio changer, AM/FM tuner, XM® Satellite Radio, Note function for XM® Radio, and Dolby Pro Logic II; and a GPS-linked, solar-sensing, dual-zone automatic climate control system.

Check out the full press release after the jump.
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Introduced at the LA Show, last year, the new Nissan Murano will go on sale in the United States, this week. The starting MSRP (Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price) for the base model is $26,330, about $1,500 cheaper than the current version, which is really interesting, because usually it’s the other way around, new models are more expensive than current models. But not the Nissan Murano.

All versions of the new Murano are based on Nissan’s new “D” platform, introduced on the 2007 Nissan Altima, and are powered by a VQ-series 3.5-liter DOHC V6 rated at 265 horsepower and 248 lb-ft of torque and an advanced Xtronic CVT™ with Adaptive Shift Control (ASC). Customers will be able to choose between front-wheel drive or an advanced all-wheel drive system. The new SUV from Nissan come standard with Vehicle Dynamic Control (VDC) with a Traction Control System (TCS) for all-weather conditions.

The interior features new front seats and a new steering wheel design, “Welcome Lighting” ambient lighting system, new instrument panel design, available wood and aluminum accents and a 60/40 fold-flat rear seat with available power return. Other available features include a new foldaway cargo organizer, heated front and rear seats, power liftgate, rain-sensing front wipers and RearView Monitor. Also, all sorts of technologies are available, like push button start. iPod connectivity, Intelligent Key, Bose premium 11-speaker audio system, touch screen navigation system with 9.3GB Music Box hard drive, new power-operated 9-inch roof-mounted screen for Murano’s DVD Mobile Entertainment System and Voice Recognition for audio, Bluetooth and navigation system.

Starting prices: – 2009 Murano S 2WD – $ 26,330 – 2009 Murano SL 2WD – $ 27,880 – 2009 Murano S AWD – $ 27,930 – 2009 Murano SL AWD – $ 29,480 – 2009 Murano LE AWD 3.5 Liter V6 CVT $ 35,910

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Yesterday, the Infinti EX was officially launched in the United States, in four models, RWD, RWD Journey, an AWD, and AWD Journey. The Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) starts at $31,300 for the EX RWD and $34,850 for the EX RWD Journey. The EX35 AWD with ATTESA E-TS intelligent all-wheel drive system is priced at $32,700 and $36,250 for the EX35 AWD Journey model.

The infiniti EX is powered by a 297 hp 3.5-liter DOHC V6 engine with a 5-speed automatic transmission with Manual Shift Mode and Drive Sport Mode (DSM), assisted by Downshift Rev Matching (DRM) and Adaptive Shift Control (ASC), and available intelligent all-wheel drive. The interior has a long list of available features including leather-appointed seating, advanced audio and navigation systems and a power-folding 2nd row seat.

Full press release after the jump.

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Mitsubishi announced the pricing for the Mitsubishi Lancer Evo X. The cheapest Evo will be the GSR model, priced at $34,000, while the top of the line, the MR model will start at$39,000. Both models are powered by the same 291 hp 2.0 liter turbocharged engine, the main difference being that the MR model features 6-speed dual clutch transmission (TC-SST). Even though prices are a little higher than the current generation (especially for the GSR version), I still think the Evo X will be quite a success.

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Today, Opel announced the pricing in Germany for the upcoming Opel Agila. The car will be available starting Spring 2008 and its pricing will start at 9,990 Euro. The mini car from Opel will be available with two engines, a 65 hp 1.0-liter petrol engine (will have a fuel consumption of 5 liters/100 km, that’s about 56 mpg) and a 75 hp 1.3 CDTI diesel unit, with diesel particulate filter as standard (takes 4.5 liters/100 km, or 62 mpg). Both engines produce 120 g CO2/km.

Opel also announced that the customers who place orders before the official market launch will get the Styling package for free.

See more photos and read the full press release, after the jump.

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Today, Peugeot announced the availability of a new Peugeot 207 SW version in the UK, the Outdoor. The Peugeot 207 SW Outdoor features large grey wheel arch extensions, new 16 inch alloy wheels and increased ground clearance (16 mm at the front and 21 mm at the rear) which give the car an ‘off-road’ look. The car will be available with a 120 hp 1.6 liter VTi petrol engine and two HDi diesels, a 90 hp 1.6 litre and a 110 hp 1.6 litre with a diesel particle filter system (DPFS). The engines are mated to a five-speed manual gearbox.

Pricing will start at £13,650 for the petrol engine and £14,020 for the 90 hp diesel, while the most expensive 207 SW Outdoor will be the 110 hp diesel, which will have a starting price of £14,740. If you’re interested, you can contact your Peugeot dealer for more details on the car’s full features.

And you can see a photo gallery after the jump.

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