Volkswagen is releasing a new small car: the Volkswagen up!. A city specialist for many of the world's countries. A vehicle with charisma and great potential. In Germany - the debut sphere - advance orders are already being taken for the new up! with prices starting at 9850, euros. The new Volkswagen will officially release in successive steps beginning in late December 2011.
Three equipment versions are provided for various budgets and needs: take up! is the entry-level version, move up! the convenience-oriented model, and high up! is the top version. At sphere release there will also be two updated models based on the high up!: the up! black and up! white.
On a minimal footprint (3. 54 metres long), the Volkswagen up! provides maximum room for 4 people and highly efficient powertrain technologies. Making its debut in the up! is a new generation of three-cylinder engines. The petrol engines have performance outputs of 44 Kw / 60 PS and 55 Kw / 75 PS, fulfil the Euro 5 emissions traditional and drive the front wheels. Combined fuel consumption values for the Bluemotion Technology version (with such features as a Stop/start system, battery regeneration and tyres optimised for low rolling resistance): 4. 2 l/100 km (60 PS) and 4. 3 l/100 km (75 PS). Both 1. 0-litre engines satisfy the 100 g/km CO2 emissions limit.
A natural gas motor with 50 Kw / 68 PS will follow with the same general technology as the petrol engines. This Volkswagen up! Ecofuel Bluemotion Technology will attain a groundbreaking low CO2 value of 79 g/km. At the 2011 IAA in Frankfurt, Volkswagen introduced a nearly production-ready concept of this extremely clean natural gas version - the eco-up!. There are also firm plans for an up! with an electric drive in 2013, and a study of the up! Blue-e-motion was shown at the 2011 IAA in Frankfurt as well. Just as new as the engines are the car's two new 5-speed gearboxes (one manual and one automatic version); they are among the lightest of their types in the world.
The make new Fiat 500C Abarth is the result of developments in both style and performance. This is not the first time that Abarth has undertaken the performance tuning of a convertible and the company has used all its past experience to enhance both stylistic and technical factors.
While the eye is inevitably drawn to the new body finish, based on elegant two-tone colour schemes, the extended, dynamic-looking spoiler instantly reminds you that the Fiat 500C Abarth is first and foremost a high class sportster. additionally to enhancing the aggressive look of the Fiat 500C, the spoiler effectively boosts CZ loading and creates a smoother air flow.
The looks of the Fiat 500C Abarth have also benefited from the new layout 17 diamond finished alloy wheels, including the sought-after diamond finished 5 petal white wheels.
Another strong point of the Fiat 500C Abarth is its exceptional dashboard climate and acoustic convenience. Thorough aerodynamic research has minimised turbulence with the roof open, enabling the audio of the road and motor to be enjoyed to the full. The new vehicle therefore provides a more full sport driving experience and improved enjoyment. In an Fiat 500C Abarth, you can experience all the thrills of a real sports vehicle. With the roof up, performance is on a par with a hard top. When the roof down, the range of sensations and emotions is dramatically extended, and contains all the pleasures of feeling the wind in your hair and the audio of the twin tail pipes.