The ultra-high performance with exceptional fuel efficiency that characterises every car from BMW’s sporty M division is once more fused with all-roads, all-weathers capability with the introduction of the second-generation X5 M and X6 M. Compared to the 2009 models which they succeed, they bring improvements of up to 10 per cent in power, torque and performance while lowering fuel consumption and CO2 emissions by over 20 per cent.
Both models are powered by a new 4.4-litre M TwinPower Turbo V8 engine with two TwinScroll turbochargers. With outputs of 575 hp and 750 Nm, it is the most powerful engine ever developed by BMW for four-wheel-drive vehicles. It is linked to a newly developed eight-speed M Steptronic automatic transmission now featuring Drivelogic. The cars’ outstanding driving dynamics benefit from specific tuning by BMW M, while their bespoke interior and exterior designs blend sportiness, luxury and functionality....
Produces 570 bhp (425 kW)
Audi has unveiled the 2015 R8 Competition, ahead of its debut at the Los Angeles Auto Show.
Likely a last hurrah for the current generation model, the R8 Competition is being billed as the "most powerful Audi production vehicle to-date."
Power is provided by a 5.2-liter V10 engine that develops 570 bhp (425 kW). It is connected to a seven-speed S tronic and an all-wheel drive system which will enable the car to rocket from 0-60 mph in 3.2 seconds before topping out at 199 mph (320 km/h). The latter number makes the R8 Competition the "fastest R8 ever offered."
On the styling front, the model draws inspiration from the R8 LMS and features a number of matte carbon fiber components including a front spoiler, flics, side blades, mirror caps, a rear diffuser and a rear wing. The car also has gloss black alloy wheels and a sports...
Since the A7 facelift design was approved last year, Autobild is reporting that Audi has been working heavily on the design of the next generation A7.
Should be coming in three years for the model year 2018.
It will be build on the platform of the Chinese A6L to give it a more distinctive look and more room...
Rolls Royce is a brand built on tradition, but that's no reason to let it get stale like it did in the 1980s and 1990s.
Modernized Rolls Royce from top to bottom, all while keeping true to the firm's historic values.
But what if someone were to break Rolls Royce from most of its traditions, what would such a car be and look like?
That's what transportation designer Aldo Schurmann is exploring here with his Phantasm Concept renders. It's a study for an dynamic Grand Tourer coupe of the sort you'd expect to wear an Italian automaker's badges.
But that's the problem I see with this study, because with the exception of the front end design and the leather wrap-around belt on the fenders, this looks too much like a Pininfarina-penned project for...
Mercedes-Benz has announced sales of the new S-Class (W222) have hit the 100,000 mark in only a year.
It's the first time in the model's history when sales reach the 100,000th milestone during the first year of full availability. One of the factors that contributed to this achievement is the fast rollout of the model as in less than twelve weeks it penetrated the three most important markets: Germany (late July), China (late September) and United States (mid-October).
So far this year, Mercedes-Benz managed to deliver 75,391 units of the S-Class which is more than double (+105.8 percent) compared to the same period of last year. Last month they sold 9,501 cars which represents a massive 139.3 percent increase compared to September 2013. In the first nine months of the year Mercedes-Benz sold more units of its flagship model than they did in the full...
Nearly a third of all BMWs sold today are an X model
BMW is celebrating the 15th anniversary of the X5 by taking a look back at the popular model.
Described as a "unique success story," the X5 was launched in 1999 to battle the Mercedes M-Class which was introduced two years earlier. The model proved to be immensely popular as the company built nearly 620,000 units of the first-generation crossover.
That success pushed BMW to introduce an assortment of other crossovers including the X1, X3, X4 and X6. Those models have also proved popular as BMW has sold more than 3.3 million X models worldwide and nearly a third of all BMWs sold today are an X model...
Mercedes has released new pictures and details about the G-Class Edition 35.
Designed to celebrate the model's 35th anniversary, the Edition 35 has a designo mystic white or palladium silver metallic exterior with obsidian black metallic accents on the bumpers, mirrors, wheel arches and roof. If the two-tone styling is too brash for your tastes, the company will also offer an optional obsidian black metallic paint job which is described as a "little more subtle."
Speaking of styling, the SUV has also been equipped with the Sport and Chrome packages as well as 18-inch alloy wheels.
Moving on to the interior, drivers will find designo leather seats and red contrast stitching. The model also has the Exclusive package which includes a leather-wrapped dashboard, an AMG steering wheel, piano black trim and a designo black DINAMICA microfiber roof liner.
The Edition 35 package will be available on G 350 BlueTEC and G 500 variants and pricing starts at €84,900...
"With excellent attention to detail and improved practicality, there's no reason why this new second-generation X6 shouldn't be just as successful as the first"
"Essentially a heavily refreshed version of the old model, the 2015 BMW X6 is designed to offer more of the same for the 250,000 buyers worldwide the model line has found over the past seven years. Outside, the fastback SUV gets the latest evolution of BMW's design language, which somehow completes the impossible task of making the X6 more garish than before. The bigger and bolder new X-inspired nose helps make the new X6...
Mercedes-Benz G-Class finishes world tour after almost 26 years, 215 countries and 890,000 km
Gunther Holtorf recently finished an epic adventure that lasted almost 26 years while driving a Mercedes-Benz G-Class.
It all started when he quit his job as manager at Lufthansa and hopped on an adventure trip with his sky blue 1988 Mercedes-Benz 300GD nicknamed "Otto." The first years were spent crossing African countries with his third wife but the two broke up and in 1990 he placed an ad in the German weekly Die Zeit personal column and got a response from Christine. After that, they travelled to South America, hitting the 200,000 km mark in 1998 while in Argentina.
Next on the itinerary was Central America, followed by Canada, Mexico and Alaska before...
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