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New Mini

A new Mini Cooper S will be seen by the public for the first time at the Paris Motor show in September 2006.
The new car features numerous styling changes, but perhaps more significantly the Supercharged engine of the S is replaced by a new 1.6 litre Turbocharged unit. The new Turbo engine willl produce 175bhp which will be sufficient to propel the new S from 0-60 in around 7 seconds, and in addition, fuel economy is said to be considerably better than the old model.
The new car also features revised suspension components which are said to ehnance the ride and handling.
The size of the new car is almost exactly the same as the old one, and despite the styling changes, non-enthusiasts probably won't really notice the difference. But keen Mini fans will welcome the new look with its enhanced performance and even better handling.

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Porsche 911 (997) Targa

Porsches new 911 Targa is about to arrive, but for now it will only be offered as a four wheel drive version.

Volvo C30

Volvo's new small car, the C30 will be shown to the public for the first time at the Paris Motorshow in September 2006.

Lotus Elise S

Lotus have re-introduced a new entry level model back into the Elise line up by installing Toyota's 1.8 litre VVTi into their fantastic little sports car.
Like the Toyota VVTLi engine used in the Elise 111S, the VVTi is currently used in a variety of Toyotas, including the Generation 7 Celicas and the Mk3 MR2s, though these cars are both about to be dropped by Toyota.

Toyota MR2 Lives on?

Toyota fans distraught at the news of the MR2s demise currently have two options if they want to get their hands on a fantastic Toyota mid-engined sports car.

Mercedes CL

Mercedes have continued their reputation for advanced technology by releasing some great new gadgets on the new CL coupe. The new car which will be released early next year with prices starting from around 80,000 gets several new toys.

Peugeot 207 GT Turbo

A turbo version of Peugeot's popular 207 will be available from this November (2006) at the surprisingly low price of just 14,345. The new car is sure to be popular with younger drivers providing that the insurance group of the 207 GT doesn't put it out of their reach.

Ford Focus 4x4

Ford are planning on extending their Focus range with a new 4x4 which should be in the showrooms before the end of next year.

Ford Focus CC

Ford's new Convertible Coupe, the Focus CC is released later this year, and no doubt the company would have loved to have had it in the showrooms for the fantastic summer we've been having in 2006.

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