The new 2011 Bentley Continental GT, that was officially unveiled this week at the 2010 International Motor Show in Paris, looks like a quintessence of wet dreams and technological advances of the first decade of the XXI century.
The 2009 Ford F-150 pickup truck, a work horse that looks as noble and muscular as a knight’s stallion, will be equipped with an updated version of the 5.4-liter V8 engine capable of producing extra 20hp thanks to a new process of fuel injection.
Committed to make half of its US production flex-fuel capable by 2012, General Motors keeps introducing new models running on normal gasoline, E85 bioethanol, or any combination of both types of fuel.
Set to reach dealerships in the Q4 2007, the 2008 Cadillac BLS Wagon -actually, the first wagon in the marquee’s long and glorious history- will be available with a choice of six engines, including a 2.0-liter 200hp flex-fuel motor.
Working class has just received another powerful and, one must admit, handsomely looking tool. Drawn by Ralph Gilles, the guy who is also responsible for the muscular styling of the 2005 Chrysler 300, this commercial vehicle with its extended wheel arches and dynamic front fascia looks more like a sports car rather than a boring work horse.
Peugeot is readying to introduce its well-known Peugeot 307 BioFlex to the French, Dutch and Swedish markets. All three countries are known for their sky-high fuel prices and extreme care for the environment, so selling the flex-fuel-capable vehicles will probably not be a problem for the French car manufacturer.
While the British Bobbies drive new hybrid-powered Lexus GS 450h and (a tad less luxurious) Honda Civic vehicles, American cops are still waiting for their flexible fuel vehicles capable of burning either E85 ethanol or normal gasoline. Now, if a highway patrol pulls you over for speeding, you can always find some comfort in a thought that at least they do their job in the greenest way possible.
Citroen has unveiled its new flex-fuel Citroen C4 BioTech family hatchback during the European International Agricultural Show. With bio-fuel hysteria recently hitting the all-time high, the new C4 FFV will not only make our planet a little bit greener, but will also get the French car manufacturer a lot of (basically) free publicity.