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XK Firms Up And Trims Down

Details of the new Jaguar XK Coupe and Convertible have been released by the Coventry-based firm. Decreased weight and increased stiffness are fundamental to improving a car's handling and the data suggests that these should be two of the most nimble new Jaguars ever produced.

New Audi Coupe V10

Looks-wise, the new Audi coupe is expected to follow the styling pointers of the 2003 Nuvolari concept, which debuted at the Geneva Motor Show in 2003. As such it should feature the trademark deep dominant grille, common on all new Audis, as well as sweep A lowered version of the new Audi adaptive air-suspension system is currently being tested on a set of modified cheap new Audi A6s and is...

New Audi S8 V10

Audi looks set to turn the status quo on its head by fitting a flair-filled, Lambo-developed, V10 into the new Audi S8 Quattro. The same 5.2-litre power-plant drives the revered Gallardo and propels the S8 from 0-62mph in 5.1 seconds. This is the first ever V10 packaged by Audi and has required the development of a new suspension set up to properly harness its power.

New Mazda MX-5 Improved

The cheap new Mazda MX-5 has undergone some serious slimming to make way for a few flash new features, according to NewCarNet. In addition to the new side airbags, stronger body-work, more powerful engines and more generous equipment packages this amounts to a lot of extra weight.

BMW to launch 3-Series CC

A cheap new BMW 3-Series convertible is set for launch in March 2007 and will feature a folding hard top, according to Automotive News Europe. The roof system is to be built in BMW's Regensburg factory by German firm Edscha, the same people who will work on the drop top for the highly anticipated and cheap new Peugeot 207CC.

New Mercedes A Class Fuel Cell

Mercedes has produced a drivable, road legal new A-Class that runs on a fuel cell and produces only water from its exhaust system. Sounds nice and simple doesn't it. In fact the car houses two large hydrogen tanks, an air compressor, an electric motor and a very big battery. And that's all there just to feed the complex fuel cell itself.

New Mazda Car Sales

Over 9,000 new Mazda cars were sold in September this year, beating the manufacturer Car sales in September are traditionally higher than in other months because of the launch of new number plates in August, and Mazda's 9,000-plus sales gave it 2.2 per cent of the entire cheap new car market.

New Mercedes A Class Hot Hatch

Mercedes has added a hot hatch option to its cheap new A-Class range. The car offers a 2.0-litre turbo charged engine, 193bhp and 0-60 time of 7.5 seconds. Perfectionists can choose the car's Autotronic transmission option and shave an extra 0.2 of a second from this time. In spite of the performance figures Mercedes claims that the new car will fit into insurance group 14E and deliver 34.

Audi A4 2.0 TDI, Saloon and Avant Models

Audi A4 2.0 TDI is the same engine that features in the A4 Saloon and Avant models However, the reduced weight of the cabriolet, combined with Audi's pump-injector fuel injection system mean that it is even more economical to run. View Cheap New Audi A4 Prices With fuel consumption figures of up to 43.

Chrysler Dodge Nitro

Chrysler's Dodge Nitro mid-size SUV is set for a UK launch in 2007, the company has confirmed. A five-seater, the Nitro comes with a diesel engine, 20-inch cast aluminium wheels, rear hatchback and sliding cargo floor. Based on the new Jeep Cherokee platform, the Dodge Nitro also sports an independent front and a five-link rear suspension.