Friday, December 21, 2012

2014 BMW M6 Gran Coupe

From May 2013, it is also the 6 Series Gran Coupe in the strong M6 version with 560 hp (412 kW).

BMW M6 Gran Coupe 2014

After the M6 Coupe and M6 Convertible will be starting in May 2013, the M6 Gran Coupe. BMW thus combines the elegant appearance of his four-door coupe with the brute power of the V8 twin-turbo engine.

Visually, the 2014 BMW M6 Gran Coupe remains quite restrained and shows only on second glance that this is a very special version.

The revised front bumper with larger air intakes, widely flared wheel arches with exclusive 20 "alloy wheels and the M-typical double tailpipes featuring the individual appearance of the fast Gran Coupé.

BMW M6 Gran Coupe 2014

Another highlight is the made ​​from the high-tech material carbon fiber roof, along with the visible carbon structure also includes a dynamic depression in the middle.

Inside, the sporty touch is then passed on, without forgetting the exclusive elegance. The finest leather covered sports seats, which give a perfect fit, but also are long-distance cruising.

The most important thing is of course the engine. As with the other body variants of the M6 under the bonnet of the BMW M6 Gran Coupé send the proven V8 TwinPower Turbo with 4.4 liter displacement. The performance is still at 560 hp (412 kW), the circuit takes over the seven-speed M double-clutch transmission.

BMW M6 Gran Coupe 2014

The sprint from 0 to 100 km / h in 4.2 seconds, top speed is limited to 250 km h / unless we allow ourselves the M Driver's Package, then ends the forward thrust only at 305 km / h

Thus, the enormous performance is brought even without big losses on the tarmac is a Launch Control function. The chassis and brake system performance and modified vehicle characteristics were adjusted.

Standard equipment on the M6 Gran Coupe include 20 "M light-alloy wheels, a leather interior with heated front seats, an alarm system, the BMW Professional radio with hi-fi speaker system, LED headlights and much more.


BMW M6 Gran Coupe 2014 interior
On request, it is of course also highlights such as the Bang & Olufsen sound system, the Professional navigation system, rear-seat heater, Soft Close Automatic for the doors and the familiar assistance systems.

Prices are not set yet, the market launch takes place in May 2013.

2013 Mini John Cooper Works Paceman

In March 2013 completed the Mini Paceman, the model family, now also has mini first released photos of the top Mini John Cooper Works version.

Mini John Cooper Works Paceman 2013

With the Mini Paceman takes one three-door version of the Countryman to the market and would like to address with the "Sports Activity Coupe", especially young and dynamic customers who are looking for a lifestyle car.

As the top model acts again the John Cooper Works version that differs not only by their performance of the other models.

Visual level, the strongest Paceman in a modified front end with large spoiler in the fender flares is continued, 18 "alloy wheels, and chrome-plated tailpipes. This racy design is still supported by a 2-tone finish and makes the Paceman in John Cooper Works outfit into a real eye-catcher.

Mini John Cooper Works Paceman 2013 interior

The interior has been adapted and is shown with a leather steering wheel with contrasting stitching and sports seats, which are standard in the execution "fabric diagonal track John Cooper Works Carbon Black" held with red contrast stitching.

Under the hood lies a 4-cylinder turbocharged engine that has an output of 218 hp (160 kW). As standard, the Mini John Cooper Works Paceman a manual 6-speed transmission, but is also an optional 6-speed automatic available.

Both versions provide the sprint from 0 to 100 km / h in 6.9 seconds, top speed is 226 or 224 km / h In consumption, the manually shifted Paceman. 7.4 liters with the nose before the automatic version, which indulges 7.9 liters

Mini John Cooper Works Paceman 2013

As standard equipment the strongest Paceman the ALL4 all-wheel drive, which not only ensures that the service is well accommodated on the road, but also runs off paved roads makes possible, with the strong Paceman recommends not yet a substitute for an off-roader.

To further enhance the sporty feel, even when driving, was the John Cooper Works Paceman namely lowered by 10 millimeters, and the suspension was adjusted to the character of the car and comes tighter than in the other models.

Its public debut of the 2013 Mini John Cooper Works Paceman debut at Auto Show in Detroit, the dealers he then rolls in March 2013.

Mini John Cooper Works Paceman 2013

Monday, December 3, 2012

BMW i3 Concept Coupe at LA Auto Show

At the 2012 Auto Show in Los Angeles, the BMW i3 Concept Coupe celebrates its premiere and is another view of the electric car future of BMW.


The i-series BMW would also be involved in the electric vehicle market, after the i8 Concept and i3 Concept Bayern now show in Los Angeles and the i3 Concept Coupé.

The sporty version of i3 is to appeal to young people, who are primarily in the urban area on the way and focus on design, but do not want to lose the practical benefits of the car.

So the i3 Concept Coupe also. Rather the 3-door version of the i3 Concept and no thoroughbred coupe with low roof and narrow interior

BMW i3 Concept Coupe interior

The interior of the i3 Concept Coupe is already shifted more toward series, as yet in the other electric concept cars from BMW. So also is the 8.8-inch color display is in the center console, which is already known from other BMW models.

The 396.4 cm wide electric car also has another 6.5-inch display, which is found as a tachometer prominently in front of the driver and informed him about all those important features of the vehicle that is not already on the 8.8 inch display can be called.

An airy design of the interior with friendly fabrics complement the interior of the electric-powered coupe.

BMW i3 Concept Coupe

For the BMW-typical "driving pleasure" is the car of the future a 170 hp (125 kW). Powerful electric motor that has a peak torque of 250 Nm and power is transferred via a single-stage gearbox to the rear wheels

The energy refers to the engine from a lithium-ion battery that will enable a range of approximately 160 kilometers. The protection provided by batteries deep focus would then provide optimum road holding and driving fun.

BMW i3 Concept Coupe

Naturally there are also a i3 Concept Coupe Driving Experience Control, which has the modes "Comfort", "ECO PRO" and "ECO PRO +". By switching from "Comfort" to "ECO PRO", the range can be increased by up to 20 percent, a different accelerator pedal characteristic curve and climate control provide for the savings.

The more fuel efficient "ECO PRO +" mode also limits the top speed to 90 km / h, and the air conditioner shuts down to a minimum level of performance. To the BMW i3 Concept Coupe goes into series production, but take some time, BMW is planning to launch in 2014 until 2015.

BMW i3 Concept Coupe

BMW i3 Concept Coupe

2013 New Porsche Cayman

At the Los Angeles Auto Show 2012 is now celebrated the new Porsche Cayman had its world premiere. From March 2013 he is in the trade.

Porsche Cayman new 2013

The 2013 new Porsche Cayman was unveiled at the Los Angeles Auto Show in 2012 and now shows more original than its predecessor. It is lighter, flatter and more agile and should thus still offer greater driving pleasure.

Depending on the model, the new Cayman is by up to 30 kilograms, has become easier and more efficient by up to 15 percent on the road. Visually, the new Cayman is different from the Porsche Boxster now stronger than before.

Porsche Cayman new 2013

Especially the tail area was designed differently and presents greater attack, although Porsche fans have certainly used to the new form.

To start, customers can choose between the Cayman and Cayman S. The Cayman is powered by a 2.7-liter 6-cylinder boxer engine with a power of 275 hp (202 kW) and accelerates in 5.4 seconds from 0 to 100 km / h, top speed is 266 km / h.

Even more fun features then the Porsche Cayman S, which is powered by a 3.4-liter boxer engine and its power at 325 bhp (239 kW) and the little athlete in 4.7 seconds from zero to 100 km / h conveyed .

Porsche Cayman new 2013

The top speed is 283 km / h Both motors can also be combined with the automatic PDK transmission. Consumption is on the Cayman 7.7 to 8.2 liters and the Cayman S from 8.0 to 8.8 liters per 100 kilometers, depending on what Gearbox has been chosen.

Upgraded Porsche Cayman also has regard to the facilities: the first time for the sports coupe is also an adaptive cruise control, a keyless entry system and a specially developed Burmester - sound system available.

Available is the new Porsche Cayman from March 2013. In Germany, it is available from 51,385 euros.

Porsche Cayman new 2013

Porsche Cayman new 2013

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

2013 Infiniti FX Vettel Edition

The Formula 1 world champion Sebastian Vettel has the 2013 Infiniti FX Vettel Edition not only put his name to, but also worked in the development.

Infiniti FX Vettel Edition 2013

As brand ambassador for Infiniti Sebastian Vettel drives an Infiniti FX 50 S Premium. But the young world champion had a few suggestions of how to provide the classy SUV with Formula 1 genes, to make it more sporty.

The result is the Infiniti FX Vettel Edition, which is limited to 150 pieces. 50 pieces will be coming to Europe. The Infiniti FX Vettel Edition is already recognizable at first glance by its detail modifications to the body. Carbon-fiber elements of F1-quality, such as the completely new front bumper replace individual body components to create a new look.

Other changes the side mirrors mark with carbon case, side panels made ​​of carbon fiber, the. Reduced by 20 mm ground clearance and wheel arches in the vehicle color With the optional rear spoiler made ​​from carbon fiber elements will then increase the output by 30%, and the drag coefficient is reduced by 5%.


Each of the 150 models is marked on the outside with three Vettel badges, which are intended to underline the exclusivity of the car further.

Infiniti FX Vettel Edition 2013 interior

Another plaque is also found in the well properly upgraded interior. The plaque is located in the interior with carbon fiber panel in the center console, behind it is framed in the bright blue button with which you can open the exhaust valves electrically to enjoy the thrilling V8 sound experience even more.

Finest Alcantara sport seats with 14-way electric adjustment should provide comfort and good side support. The Alcantara is found then also to the A-and B-pillars and the roof lining.

Standard luxury features of the FX as the electrically opening tailgate, an excellent sound system or navigation system remain the sporty Infiniti receive.

Infiniti FX Vettel Edition 2013

By modifying the performance of the 5.0 liter V8 has been increased from 390 HP (287 kW) to 420 hp (309 kW), torque increased from 500 Nm to 520 Nm. The power transmission is still a 7-speed automatic transmission to all four wheels. Acceleration from 0 to 100 km / h is done in 5.6 seconds, top speed is electronically governed at 250 km / h.

For even better handling options include a revised chassis and a revised damping. The strictly limiterte FX should make good on the track as well as when used as Figuar sedan.

Sebastian Vettel but not only played an important role in the development, it will also play a central role in the implementation of the model. As part of the VIP service of the 150 customers around the globe, there will be an exclusive VIP invitations to events, driver training with top riders, sessions on F1 simulator and a ride in a three-seat F1 model.

All customers will also receive a special Infiniti FX Vettel Edition iPad, through which they are the current production status of their vehicle can always keep up to date. Who has the wherewithal and the special Infiniti wants to own should, therefore, more quickly, before the limited edition is sold out.

Infiniti FX Vettel Edition 2013

Infiniti FX Vettel Edition 2013

2025 BMW ePatrol Concept

As part of the Design Challenge at the LA Auto Show BMW shows the ePatrol how it views the Police Car of the Year will look 2025th. Called 2025 BMW ePatrol.

BMW ePatrol 2025

The Design Challenge 2012 as part of the Auto Show in Los Angeles, has the theme "Highway Patrol Vehicle 2025", and so, too, BMW has taken his thoughts, like a police car might look in the future.

Compared to Mercedes Ener-G-Force Concept that will also show look like a G-Class in 2025, could have the BMW designers have no guidelines and their imaginations run wild.

The result is an extremely futuristic mix of cars, motorbikes and robots that could play in any science fiction movie a major role when it comes to getting around in 2025.

Likewise, the shape is futuristic as the drive system, which relies on a purely alternative energy supply and is powered by a magnetic drive.

The "FPU" (Flying Pursuit Unit), a kind of drone, which is housed in the roof and remotely to start the manhunt is it still the most realistic for 2025 feature on BMW ePatrol.

BMW ePatrol 2025 interior

Monday, November 5, 2012

2013 Mini Countryman Updated

In November, mini brings a slightly revised New Mini Countryman on the market. Especially in the Interior a lot has done this.

Mini countryman new 2013

Mini offers for the new model year the countryman in addition in the colors brilliant copper metallic and blazing red metallic, larger model conservation measures have affected but the Interior.

Mini, in particular, the perceived quality of the Interior has improved and better quality materials used. At first glance, you will notice some new designed ring mounts for the central instrument panel and the four air vents.

You are in the future uniform in color carbon black held and have in addition an inner ring in black high gloss or the chrome line Interior in chrome.

Mini countryman new 2013 interior

Also new are the door panels, which now offer a more comfortable arm rest and are home to even the Windows, which were previously somewhat unfavourably positioned at the bottom of the center console. Is by eliminating the power Windows in the center console there now a better access to the below this storage compartment.

From autumn 2012, the mini countryman has also as standard via a three-seated rear seat, on request you can order surcharge-free and the two seats with individual seat character.

Still, seven engines to choose from, whose range of services ranging from 90 HP 218 PS stand for the mini countryman. From autumn 2012, the engines with manual transmission meet even the EU6 emission standard, which takes effect in 2014.

Mini countryman new 2013

Mini countryman new 2013

2013 New Volkswagen Santana

Volkswagen has developed a new 2013 Volkswagen Santana for the Chinese market, which has now celebrated its premiere in Wolfsburg.

Volkswagen Santana 2013 new

Mid of 80's Volkswagen initiated not only the mobilization of an entire country with the Volkswagen Santana in China, but at the same time laid the Foundation for a long-lasting partnership with the Chinese automotive industry and a new era in the modern automotive industry.

With nearly four million sold copies, Santana is one of the most successful models in China of Volkswagen. There, the saloon characterizes the streetscape like no other car.

The world debut of the new Santana, produced by Shanghai Volkswagen automotive in China took the first Santana generation on Monday evening during a premiere party at the VW plant in Wolfsburg held the development site.

Volkswagen Santana 2013 new

Completely newly developed the current generation of Santana, the design is VW typical clear and precise. Thanks to the intelligent room concept and of 2.603 mm long wheelbase, noticeably more knee room is available in the Fund, the volume of cargo space is generous with 480 litres.

Safety, comfort and high-quality appearance were in the development in the focus. Accordingly are important features such as ABS, front, side and head airbags, ESC electronic stabilization program, air conditioning/gearbox, electric sunroof, alloy wheels, parking sensors and a leather interior as standard or optional, depending on the trim available. The Santana is available in China in versions trendline, Comfortline and Highline.

Powered 211. Special is the Volkswagen Santana exclusively by four suction units from the new developed gasoline engines class EA feature of this ALU units with four-valve technology and high efficiency is the exhaust manifold integrated in the cylinder head.

1, 4-Litre variant produces 90 HP and consumed an average of just 5.9 l / 100 km, the 110 PS strong 1, 1.6-litre limit himself to 6.0 litres per 100 kilometres. Compared to its predecessor, fuel consumption and CO2 emissions by up to 28 percent were reduced.

Volkswagen Santana 2013 new

2013 Renault Fluence

On the Istanbul motor show celebrates the newly revised 2013 Renault Fluence premiered.

Renault Fluence 2013

The Renault Fluence is very popular especially in the East and Asia, therefore celebrates the newly revised version also in Istanbul their premiere.

Especially the front end was heavily revised and now presents itself in the new brand look with large logo in the grille. The changes are very good the Fluence, compared to his predecessor, he is now much more dynamic.

New LED day driving lights round out the new look further, the rear and the Interior was now equipped with digital valves were also slightly modified.

Renault Fluence 2013

The motorization, the customers between three aggregates can choose. As a gasoline engine, a new 1.6 l 16V engine with 115 HP power available stands on an also new X-tronic CVT,-automatic transmission is coupled. Compared to its predecessor, fuel consumption by 15% was reduced to 6.4 liters per 100 kilometers.

The two diesel engines are more fuel efficient. In addition to the dCi 110 EDC with Doppelkupplungs-also stronger is gearbox dCi 130 available. The consumption of strong diesel is 4.6 litres per 100 km, CO2 emissions 119 g / km.

The production of the new Renault Fluence will begin in January 2013 at the Oyak-Renault plant in Bursa in Turkey. First copies will be rolling in the spring for the traders.

Renault Fluence 2013 interior

Renault Fluence 2013

Renault Fluence 2013

Renault Fluence 2013

Thursday, October 25, 2012

2013 Porsche Panamera Platinum Edition

2013 Porsche Panamera Platinum Edition launched on the end of November a very exclusive version of the Panamera to market.

Porsche Panamera Platinum Edition 2013

The Platinum Edition brings Porsche Panamera an even more luxurious and more exclusive version of its Gran Turismo on the market. The elegant special edition of Panamera, Panamera 4 and Panamera Diesel is distinguished by subtle unique design features in Platinum Silver Metallic.

Executed in platinum silver metallic, the exterior mirror lower shells, the air intake grille slats, the side Luftauslassblenden in turbo-specific design, the trim strip on the boot lid and the rear diffuser.

A particularly harmonious and elegant appearance is the interaction with one of the five available paint colors. Choose from plain black and white color and the optional Basalt Black Metallic paintwork, carbon gray metallic and metallic mahogany.

Porsche Panamera Platinum Edition 2013 interior

Many, frequently requested options with a price advantage of around 8% for the Porsche Platinum Edition Panamera already standard. These include the bi-xenon headlights, a front and rear park assist, auto-dimming interior and exterior mirrors, and 19 "Panamera Turbo Wheels with colored Porsche crest.

The new bi-color combination black / Luxor Beige interior also provides for an especially noble ambience. It is exclusively for the Panamera Platinum Edition as standard as part leather trim and available as an optional full leather interior.

In addition, include also the power steering plus, heated seats and the Porsche Communication Management (PCM) with navigation mode, and sound system with 11 speakers and 235 watts of power as standard.

Porsche Panamera Platinum Edition 2013

2013 Opel Cascada

Opel Cascada starting the start of 2013 again a four-seater convertible in the program, which comes with classic soft top on the market.

Opel Cascada 2013

The 4.70-meter long Opel Cascada is based on the Opel Astra, but will be positioned by finer materials and its four full-size seats as middle-class convertible.

Visually you can see the Cascada but of course the close relationship to the Astra, and also in the interior of the Cascada, despite higher-quality fabrics not deny the proximity of the compact Opel.

A classic fabric top will also underscore the exclusive touch of Cascada. Even when closed, the convertible looks very dynamic, and the ease which gives the fabric roof, fits perfectly to the contours of the vehicle.

Opel Cascada 2013

According to Opel, the roof may also be perfectly insulated, so that the wind noise should be barely higher than in a coupe. In just 17 seconds to open the electric hood, and an opening and closing up to 50 km / h is possible. At market launch, there will be three different roof colors that can be combined with ten exterior colors.

Inside the car, the exclusive impression continues. Elegant fabric and leather upholstery in harmony with soft-touch surfaces. Provide for convenient traveling completely new seats, which are designed on request, in leather and feature a vent. The seats are awarded the AGR (Campaign for Healthier Backs) seal of approval and therefore suitable for long distances well.

Opel Cascada 2013 interior


Enough room also offer many bins in the doors have even 1.5 liter beverage bottles. The boot capacity is sized at 350 liters with the roof closed, also tidy, open the soft top still features 280 liters.

Enjoyable driving experience in addition to the new 1.6 turbo petrol engine with direct injection ensure that with its 170 horsepower allows (125 kW), an agile locomotion. As standard, the 1.6 SIDI turbocharged engine with a manual 6-speed gearbox, on request is also a 6-speed automatic transmission available.

Also a choice of manual or automatic 6-speed transmission offers the 2.0 CDTI diesel engine with an output of 165 hp has (121 kW). As a base engine of 1.4 liter turbo petrol engine comes with a power of 120 hp (88 kW) or 140 hp (103 kW) are used.

Opel Cascada 2013

Of course there are also the elegant convertible FlexRide adaptive chassis control, which improves handling and again to adapt to the current driving style. On the topic of "security" to the Cascada offer, beside the standard rollover protection, ABS, ESP and six airbags are available on request and a rearview camera, parking assist, a lane assistant, a distance and collision warning, a blind spot warning system and also, the AFL + lighting system.

The new Opel Convertible will roll out the start of 2013 to the dealers and thus enjoy the first warm days in the new year already customers.

Opel Cascada 2013

Sunday, October 14, 2012

2013 Porsche Cayenne Turbo S

The new 2013 Porsche Cayenne Turbo S assumes with its engine output of 550 hp, the top position in the SUV model from Porsche. The fuel consumption is 11.5 liters with no higher than the 50 PS weaker Cayenne Turbo. The torque increased compared to the Cayenne Turbo from 700 to 750 Newton meters. The sprint from zero to 100 km / h is completed in 4.5 seconds, two tenths of a second rather than the Turbo. Five km / h higher is the maximum speed of 283 km / h.

Porsche Cayenne Turbo S 2013

Air suspension and controlled dampers
Like the Cayenne Turbo, the Turbo S also has a combination of air suspension and PASM active damping control. Then there is the Porsche Dynamic Chassis Control (PDCC), which reduces body roll when cornering. The likewise standard Porsche Torque Vectoring Plus (PTV Plus) operates with a variable torque distribution to the rear wheels in combination with an electronically controlled rear differential lock. The new Cayenne Turbo S is also equipped with the Sport Chrono package.

Porsche Cayenne Turbo S 2013 interior

Special elements inside and outside
The standard 21-inch wheels with colored Porsche crest have painted in high-gloss black interior - an exclusive feature of the Cayenne Turbo S. Also specifically for the Turbo S are two-tone leather upholstery in black, red and black and beige - each with matching stitching. The Porsche Cayenne Turbo S costs 151,702 euros in Germany and will be shipping in January 2013.

Porsche Cayenne Turbo S 2013

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