- New Efficient Dynamics petrol and diesel engines are said to emit fewer pollutants and run more smoothly; debut likely in 2017 BMW 5 Series
BMW has revealed its new-generation Efficient Dynamics petrol and diesel engines. The company claims the new engines offer marginally better economy, as well as smoother running, improved acoustic qualities and - especially with the diesels - much more efficient pollution control.
The engines are designed for transverse and longitudinal installations so will be used in future Minis as well BMWs. The company isn’t saying when the new engines will arrive, but it’s likely some will appear first in the all-new BMW 5 Series, which is expected to go on sale later this year.
The German car maker is promising around a 5% cut in CO2 emissions, 7bhp more power...
- Porsche prototype has been caught. Many sources say it is the 928. I say it's possible.
Wheelbase is too short for a regular Panamera variant (MSB platform which also underpins the next gen Bentley Continental GT). Should be a coupe. C pillar is only glued on.
Judge for yourself...
- Tucked away in Daimler's half-year results document is a roadmap revealing some interesting things.
There was a rumor almost a year ago about a possible GLA Coupe due in 2019 based on the next generation of Mercedes’ smallest crossover. It turns out the gossip was partially true since the model is actually coming, but a lot sooner than originally believed. It will be out next year according to a 2017 roadmap published by Daimler this week part of a document talking about the company’s performances in the first half of the year.
The PDF also reveals the Nissan Navara-based pickup truck believed to be called “GLT” is also slated for a 2017 launch when Mercedes will introduce an assortment of new models. These include the Audi A6 allroad-rivaling...
- Next-gen Alpina B5 is already testing under future 5 Series
The lighter platform could provide even better performance from the current powertrains.
The tuning firm Alpina and BMW have a very close relationship, and the two companies are so cozy they even share pre-release vehicles. New spy shots show Alpina’s work developing the next-gen 5 Series into the future B5.
Compared to previously spied examples of the future 5 Series, the Alpina wears a slightly different front fascia. The dual exhausts at each corner in the back appear to be a new design, too. Otherwise, this sedan and wagon are similar to the ones BMW is testing. Buyers can eventually expect to see the tuning firm's famous multi-spoke wheels and iconic stripes down the...
- The BMW Group and BMW Brilliance Automotive Ltd. (BBA) will further explore the premium compact segment in China with the BMW 1 Series Sedan – the first compact sports sedan under the BMW brand. This makes BBA's product range in the compact class even more comprehensive with premium entry-level cars covering segments of the Active Tourer, Sports Activity Vehicle, and Sports Sedan, attracting new customer groups to become premium car owners. The premium compact car segment is the fastest growing segment worldwide and in China.
- 2018 Mercedes-AMG S63 Coupe Facelift caught testing for the first time
The mid-cycle facelift for the Mercedes-Benz S-Class Coupe looks like it will arrive a bit sooner than the customary “four years after model introduction,” especially since our spies have already caught a Mercedes-AMG S63 Coupe that is all taped up to conceal its new design features.
Fret not, though, because the look of the model will be changed in a pretty modest manner, to say the least, with most of the nips and tucks taking place on the front and rear bumpers.
The front bumper will probably suffer the most under the knife, with the AMG-specific A-shaped front apron to be slightly restyled. Strangely enough, it seems that the engine grille could also be slightly restyled since engineers apparently went through all the trouble of camouflaging it.
Since this pre-production prototype is an AMG model, the biggest news is expected to be found under the hood, where the twin-turbocharged,...
- Aston Martin and Red Bull Racing revealed their ground-breaking hypercar; codenamed AM-RB 001.
The product of a unique Innovation Partnership between the British luxury brand and eminent F1TM team, this ambitious, uncompromising and wholly extraordinary collaboration combines the vision and skills of two world-leading brands to create a road car the like of which has never been seen before.
The three men charged with realising this shared vision are Adrian Newey, Red Bull Racing's Chief Technical Officer and the world's most successful F1TM designer, Marek Reichman, Aston Martin EVP and Chief Creative Officer and David King, VP and Chief Special Operations Officer. Together they spearhead a formidable alliance. One that combines more than a hundred years of specialism - both with heritage, making some of the world's most beautiful and charismatic GT cars, and with technological brilliance and relentless pursuit of speed and efficiency that has seen Red Bull Racing excel in the ferociously competitive world of Formula One...
- Renault took the wraps off Renault Alaskan, a one-tonne pick-up that takes a completely fresh approach to the pickup segment, including a stunning look that incorporates an imposing front-end. Both robust and comfortable, Alaskan delivers exceptional driving comfort enhanced with a cutting edge five-link rear suspension and a tough, fully boxed frame. Alaskan is a powerful, ingeniously designed vehicle that combines outstanding offroad ability and best-in-class fuel economy with the Renault 2.3-litre dCi engine under the bonnet. In addition to meeting the needs of professional customers, it is the perfect companion for leisure use and everyday motoring. Moreover, thanks to its LCV expertise, Renault provides a wide range of services, conversions and accessories to fulfil the broad diversity of customers' needs...
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