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2006 Geneva Motor Show, Part VII Page 2


Power for the new allroad comes from one of the four available engines, two petrol and two diesel variants. The direct-injected gas engines are the 3.2-liter FSI V-6 with 255 hp and the 4.2 FSI V-8 with 350 hp. High-torque diesels include the 2.7-liter and 3.0 six-cylinder engines with 180 hp and 233 hp, respectively. The allroad can be ordered with a six-speed manual or six-speed Tiptronic transmission.


The suspension has five driving modes: automatic, dynamic, comfort, allroad, and lift. In the dynamic mode, the equivalent of a sports suspension, the body is lowered to a ground clearance of 4.9 inches, while in automatic mode the body is raised by 0.6 inches to a ground clearance of 5.5 inches but is automatically lowered again to the dynamic level if the car is driven for some distance at a speed of over 75 mph. In comfort mode the body is raised higher than in sport mode, while the allroad mode provides a ground clearance of 7.0 inches. When you manually select lift mode, the body is lifted to 7.3 inches of clearance for driving in rough terrain at a speed under 22 mph. Above that speed, the A6 goes automatically into allroad mode.


The A6 allroad quattro will have premium equipment including automatic climate control and 17-inch light-alloy wheels. The 4.2-liter V-8 model will be equipped standard with 18-inch wheels. Adaptive dynamic cornering light, keyless entry, and a parking aid system will be available.



Ford Focus Coupe-Convertible


2006 Ford Focus CC

2006 Ford Focus CC

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When Ford unveiled the Vignale coupe-convertible concept at the Paris auto show in 2004, the stunning car came as a big surprise to show crowds. Here in Geneva , the production version of the car has arrived wearing the name Focus CC.


The new open-air version has been developed together with Pininfarina and will be built by Pininfarina from mid-2006. The steel retractable roof consists of two pieces and folds down with the touch of a button, leaving nearly 18 cubic feet of luggage space.


The Focus CC will be available with a choice of three engines: a 100-hp 1.6-liter and a 145-hp, 2.0-liter four cylinder as well as a 2.0-liter four-cylinder TDCi diesel with 136 hp.



Ford S-Max

2006 Ford S-Max

2006 Ford S-Max

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Ford also shows the S-Max mid-size MPV, a size that is popular in Europe . With a length of 187.4 inches the new model sits between the Mondeo station wagon and the new Galaxy shown below. The S-Max seats five or seven passengers and has a pleasing sporty design by design: the S in S-Max stands for sport, style, and space, Ford says. The space is provided in flexible form by the FoldFlatSystem, which keeps all seats on board. A sliding load floor, which can be pulled out nearly 19 inches, is available for the five-seat S-Max. The S-Max is equipped with a 220-hp Duratec 2.5-liter five-cylinder engine with a choice of many less powerful engines.



Ford Galaxy


2006 Ford Galaxy

2006 Ford Galaxy

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The first Galaxy minivan was developed in a joint venture with Volkswagen. The same is true for the new model, which is the first Ford of Europe production vehicle with elements of the company’s new “kinetic design” philosophy.

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