The BMW M4 GTS gives BMW M GmbH a new and exclusive technological showpiece which elevates the potential of the BMW M4 Coupe to another impressive new level. With its powerful, motor sport-inspired looks and high-performance technology, the BMW M4 GTS has its sights set squarely on the race track. A lap time of 7.28 minutes around the legendary Nürburgring-Nordschleife, the world’s most exacting race circuit, is a clear statement of this special-edition model’s exceptional abilities. At the same time, the sharpest BMW M4 of all – like its BMW M stablemates – can also hold its own on public roads. BMW M GmbH is launching the BMW M4 GTS in a special edition limited to 700 units to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the BMW M3, which has been in production since 1986. In so doing, it is highlighting the innovative flair of the BMW M engineers in developing trailblazing M technologies on the powertrain, chassis and...
Cadillac announced a unique project in which its all-new luxury crossover, the Cadillac XT5, will debut at venues around the world in partnership with acclaimed fashion designers Public School. At a private kickoff event, Public School announced it would debut its Pre-Fall collection on the runway in Dubai, in collaboration with the launch of the first-ever 2017 Cadillac XT5. It is also creating an XT5-inspired capsule collection for the special invited guests at the Dubai show in November.
The upcoming XT5 will be the cornerstone of a new series of Cadillac crossovers, all bearing the "XT" designation, with number indicating relative size and position. It succeeds the current SRX, Cadillac's best-selling product line worldwide.
The show in Dubai will mark Public School's first international runway show, showcasing the pre-fall collection that will be...
Tesla Model X officially revealed with 3.2 seconds 0-60 mph acceleration
New deliveries to start in second half of 2016
Tesla has finally unveiled the Model X electric SUV at a special event in its Freemont factory, California.
The first fully electric production SUV in the world has familiar design with LED headlights and taillights and sloping roofline. Tesla claims the machine has a drag coefficient of 0.24, thanks to its sleek profile and an active rear spoiler that deploys to one of three preset positions when the car is in motion.
One of the most distinctive...
Audi celebrates the 20th anniversary of the A3
Company has built 3,647,833 A3s since 1995
Entry-level luxury cars are all the rage these days so it's interesting to note the Audi A3 helped to kick start that trend twenty years ago.
The first model rolled off the assembly line on September 18th, 1995 and Audi says the car helped to set "new standards in the compact class with its sporty character, high-quality workmanship and optional quattro all-wheel drive system."
More recently, the model has grown in popularity as Audi has introduced an A3 sedan and several eco-friendly variants including the e-tron and g-tron. In total, the A3 is sold in more than 100 markets and Audi has built 3,647,833 units since 1995.
In a statement, Audi Board Member Prof. Dr. Hubert Waltl...
WASHINGTON — The Obama administration on Friday directed Volkswagen to recall nearly a half-million cars, saying the automaker illegally installed software in its diesel-power cars to evade standards for reducing smog.
The Environmental Protection Agency accused the German automaker of using software to detect when the car is undergoing its periodic state emissions testing. Only during such tests are the cars’ full emissions control systems turned on. During normal driving situations, the controls are turned off, allowing the cars to spew as much as 40 times as much pollution as allowed under the Clean Air Act, the E.P.A. said.
“We expected better from...
BMW is developing a mid-engined supercar with a V8 engine – and is in talks with McLaren to put the car into production. The top secret flagship is scheduled for a Frankfurt show unveiling in exactly two years’ time, if talks with Britain’s supercar specialists are successfully concluded.
Munich has been toying with a high-octane yin to the i8 hybrid’s yang for a few years. But with 2015 bringing a new chairman, Harald Krüger, and a new boss at M Division, Frank van Meel, the idea of a BMW supercar once again has real momentum at the very top.
Another new boy, r&d chief Klaus Fröhlich, started exploratory talks with McLaren back in January. An alliance makes perfect sense. BMW – still digesting the telephone numbers investment it took to bring the i3 and i8 to market – is understandably keen to seek a top-notch supercar partner with whom to...
The Mercedes-Benz "Concept IAA" (Intelligent Aerodynamic Automobile) is two cars in one: an aerodynamics world champion with a Cd value of 0.19 and a four-door coupé embodying irresistible design. The study, which is celebrating its world premiere at the Frankfurt International Motor Show, switches automatically from design mode to aerodynamic mode when the vehicle reaches a speed of 80 km/h, whereby numerous aerodynamics measures alter the shape of the vehicle. Inside, the "Concept IAA" continues the design line of the S-Class and S-Class Coupé, offers new touch-based functions and provides an idea of what the interior of a business saloon might look like in the near future.
At the touch of a button, or automatically on reaching a speed of 80 km/h, the Mercedes-Benz "Concept IAA" (Intelligent Aerodynamic Automobile) performs a fascinating transformation in which the captivatingly beautiful four-door coupé turns into an aerodynamics world champion:...
Porsche targets Tesla Model S with new 582bhp electric Mission E concept car
Things are moving fast at Porsche – the 911 range has only justmade the switch to turbocharging and now the sports car maker has unveiled a Tesla Model S-fighting, 592bhp all-electric concept car at the Frankfurt Motor Show.
Called the Mission E, the four-door, four-seat saloon shows how Porsche envisions ‘the future of the electric sports car’. And that future could be closer than you think.
At the VW Group’s annual conference in March, a presentation from senior execs revealed Porsche would in fact produce an all-electric saloon – with the Mission E the clearest indication yet of Porsche’s plans – and it could arrive as early as 2017. The Mission E is a fusion of 918 hypercar aggression and Panamera proportions.
It sits very low to the ground at only 1,300mm tall, with the body constructed from a mix of aluminium, steel and carbon fibre-reinforced polymer. The wheels are made out of carbon and measure 21 inches at the front and 22 inches at the rear...
Volkswagen has unveiled its all-new, second-generation Tiguan ahead of the compact crossover’s official debut tomorrow at the 2015 Frankfurt Auto Show. This is the version that will be sold in most markets, but the one headed Stateside, most likely in 2017, is expected to differ slightly. Ours will offer more room and have third-row seats, perhaps with the latter coming as standard. And production will be handled atVW’s plant in Puebla, Mexico.
But the design and technology is pretty much what you see here. The new Tiguan adopts VW’s flexible MQB platform and is slightly larger than the model it replaces. VW tells us that it is longer, wider and lower. And being MQB-based, it means the new Tiguan is also loaded with more tech...
Innovative Luxury : BMWs centenary gifts - BMWi
With BMW celebrating its centenary in 2016 all brands and sub-brands will be submitting their concepts in order to pave the way for future market introduction.
The next chapter of the BMWi story is already written that invokes not just the future and the present but also the past.
The next BMWi Concept will be an innovative grand tourer re-imagined as a futuristic crossover. With the industry resolved to the Crossover as the most important global sector. The next BMWi model shows practicality as well as innovation.
The design outline conforms to a sporty crossover with a very dynamic roofline and shallow glasshouse.
In many ways the idea is not new but re-imagined from BMWs point of view.
Having already tested the market in a similar concept that eventually became the 5er Gran Turismo.
This car in other words the Phoenix that rose from that projects ashes....
New anniversary model celebrates the GTI’s 40th birthday
– 265 PS special edition accelerates from 0 to 62 mph in 5.9 seconds
– An overboost function increases power to more than 290 PS for a short time
– Expressive exterior design features new front bumper, side skirts, rear diffusor and multi-part roof spoiler
Full reveal set for Dubai Motor Show in November
Cadillac has released a trio of images showcasing their brand new "distinctively styled" XT5 crossover.
This is more of a preview of the SRX replacement as the XT5 was showcased at a fashion event last night in New York, prior to a proper reveal programmed for November at the Dubai Motor Show. We only get to see some bits of the exterior design, but let’s not forget earlier this year a pre-production unit was caught on camera without any sort of disguise during a photo shoot.
It certainly looks a lot more upscale than the aging SRX and uses the latest design...
BENTLEY BENTAYGA: THE FASTEST, MOST POWERFUL, MOST LUXURIOUS AND MOST EXCLUSIVE SUV IN THE WORLD
- A true Bentley, combining unparalleled luxury with sporting ability, off-road performance and everyday usability
- Innovative and advanced technology – cutting-edge features with trademark exquisite luxury
- Designed, engineered and built in Crewe, UK, sector-defining SUV takes Bentley luxury to new places
- Sculptural design with elegant, timeless execution, balances athleticism with presence
- Bentley workforce blend exceptional craft and skill with modern production techniques and materials
- Intricate detailing and precision in wood, metal and leather creates a modern, luxurious handcrafted interior
- Effortless Bentley performance, unrestrained by climate or terrain
- A new highly advanced chassis for ultimate ride quality and comfort
- All-new Crewe-built W12 offers unrivalled power and torque, efficiency and refinement, the most powerful and fastest SUV ever
- Launch model is joined later by high performance, clean technology diesel and plug-in hybrid, as well as a seven seat option...
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