New BMW City Electric Car in 2012



"The MINI E will play a significant role in the derivation of forthcoming strategic and technological decisions, " says BMW spokesperson Nathalie Bauters. "In talking about their experience with the MINI E, customers will be helping MINI and the BMW Group determine the viability of electric vehicles in big cities."
"The MINI E is just one example of what the BMW Group is doing to develop future mobility concepts that are efficient and help reduce our impact on the environment and our dependence on foreign oil.," she says. "MINI E is the first product of BMW’s project i (i stands for international, intelligent and innovative) – a program designed to research and develop transportation strategies and new types of vehicles specifically to meet the needs of the world’s growing mega-cities."
And according to BMW CEO the first project i car will be launched in 2012 and be less expensive than the BMW 1 series or MINI Cooper.
The BMW City will be a 3-door hatch pure electric 4-seater with BMW styling and 100 mile range. It will likely get a new name.

New Citroen C3 Unveiled In Auto Industry




Citroen has decided to officially reveal the new Citroen C3 months before its scheduled Frankfurt Motor Show debut. The move comes just a few days
The car's front end is completely redesigned, with a sportier front bumper featuring integrated fog lights. The new rear light cluster is designed rather well, and is a nice step up from the current C3 model. We are still not certain if the entire rear bumper will be painted in the same exterior color of the car, or if the lower section will remain black for all vehicles. Either way, the bumper's new shape is a nice touch.

At 3.94 meters long, the new C3 is about 12 cm longer than the current model. The next C3 will also be about 5 cm wider, coming in at 1.71 meters. Turning circle is a tight 10.2 meters, an improvement on the outgoing generation.

One of the first models available will feature the HDi 90 DPFS engine, meant to showcase the car's green cred. The engine expels 99 grams of CO2 per kilometer, making this a more environmentally friendly option. When new powerplants are introduced in 2011, emissions could be reduced to 90 g/km. Start/Stop looks to be included right off the bat, with a retuned system coming with the new engines.
The new Citroen C3 will be built in France at the company's facilities in Aulnay and Poissy. The car will be available beginning in November.

New Citroen C3 Unveiled In Auto Industry




Citroen has decided to officially reveal the new Citroen C3 months before its scheduled Frankfurt Motor Show debut. The move comes just a few days
The car's front end is completely redesigned, with a sportier front bumper featuring integrated fog lights. The new rear light cluster is designed rather well, and is a nice step up from the current C3 model. We are still not certain if the entire rear bumper will be painted in the same exterior color of the car, or if the lower section will remain black for all vehicles. Either way, the bumper's new shape is a nice touch.

At 3.94 meters long, the new C3 is about 12 cm longer than the current model. The next C3 will also be about 5 cm wider, coming in at 1.71 meters. Turning circle is a tight 10.2 meters, an improvement on the outgoing generation.

One of the first models available will feature the HDi 90 DPFS engine, meant to showcase the car's green cred. The engine expels 99 grams of CO2 per kilometer, making this a more environmentally friendly option. When new powerplants are introduced in 2011, emissions could be reduced to 90 g/km. Start/Stop looks to be included right off the bat, with a retuned system coming with the new engines.
The new Citroen C3 will be built in France at the company's facilities in Aulnay and Poissy. The car will be available beginning in November.