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The current BMW 7 Series made its debut two years ago at the BMW headquarters in Munich, before it made its way to the International Auto Show in Germany weeks after. It was the first 7 Series that was introduced as a plug-in hybrid variant.
However, this one-off M760Li was customized by BMW Individual customization program. It wears an Austin Yellow paint job that looks good on the sedan, while riding on a set of 21-inch multi-spoke wheels. This is the only 7 Series that has been painted in this unique shade. This colour is typically reserved for an M4 or an M3, and you can find this unit showcased in BMW Abu Dhabi.
The 7 Series’ interior is then finished in creme-coloured leather, which stretches from the seats, to the dash, and to the center console. To bring some flair to it, BMW Individual also added wood paneling and black leather on the steering wheel and on the dash. When looking at it, the model’s exterior paint and interior colours seem to be lacking some contrast. We think that a black interior would make a better contrast with the yellow paint.Read the entire article Austin Yellow M760Li by BMW Individual displayed in Abu Dhabi
To some, the Toyota Century may appear like a vintage model. Incidentally, the Century had been Toyota’s flagship luxury sedan for 30 years beginning in 1967. It was only in 1997 that Toyota followed up the first generation with the second-generation model. Now on its third generation or twenty years after since its second iteration was launched, Toyota Japan’s regal four-door limousine is preparing to grace 2017 Tokyo Motor Show.
What can we confirm so far? The 2018 Toyota Century will take the same classic shape of its predecessors, but this time, it gets a longer wheel base and wider body. The boxy shape and minimalistic design only adds up to the vehicle’s very unique and stately charm.
Sitting on a larger wheelbase of 121 inches (3,090mm), the new Century measures 210 inches (5,335mm) long, 76 inches (1,930mm) wide, and 59 inches (1,505mm) tall. Getting in and out of the vehicle will be so much easier thanks to the additional length and height of the door opening. It may look every inch a classic but the car already features Toyota’s wide range of safety systems and the latest technologies including a hybrid powertrain and adaptive LED headlights.Read the entire article Third-generation Toyota Century is revealed ahead of 2017 Tokyo Motor Show
Has a Range Rover sedan ever crossed your mind? Well, if it hasn’t, it will now. That is because Land Rover has expressed an interest in building a sedan. Furthermore, the automaker says that the Road Rover nameplate might arrive in 2019 as an electric vehicle. This time, it would not be an off roader, but instead, it will have the same platform as the next Jaguar XJ and will focus on luxury and design.
Having said that, an artist thought of bringing the proposed Road Rover idea to life. This designer, Kleber Silva, is based in Sao Paolo, Brazil and he rendered a Road Rover Velar sedan based on all the information he got. As the name suggests, it gets a number of design elements from its larger sibling, and it looks good.
If you check out the exterior, the front fascia and rectangular grille have been brought over from the Range Rover Velar SUV, as well as similar vents and LED light fixtures around it. Silva also borrowed the same wheels from the Velar. The rear end, on the other hand, looks sharp and is accented by tail lights that resemble that of the Range Rover’s. The exterior has been finished off with a polarizing bright gold paint.Read the entire article Brazilian artist reimagines Range Rover Velar SUV as Road Rover electric-powered sedan
Hyundai just announced that the fifth generation 2018 Accent will not be available in a hatchback variant, but instead will get a number of upgrades inside and out.
Starting with the style, the Accent borrowed some elements from its Elantra and Sonata siblings, while boasting its own unique flair. Canadian fans have already seen the new Accent, but here’s more information on the US-spec model.Read the entire article 2018 Hyundai Accent gets stylish updates, but loses its hatchback variant
Social Capital CEO Chamath Palihapitiya has presumed the entire (BMW 3 Series) business will “go to zero” judging by the number of pre-orders made for Tesla Model 3. Appearing on CNBC’s Fast Money Half Time Report, Palihapitiya claims that orders for the 3 Series are already being hit significantly by Tesla’s more affordable EV, adding that people do not know anything about the level of demand surrounding the popular Tesla Model. Adam Jones of Morgan Stanley has opposed the claim, citing both political and international contexts to the businesses.
Palihapitiya is a former member of Facebook’s senior executive team and has just attended the 2017 Delivering Alpha conference in New York last September 12. Earlier this week, the investment analyst pointed out there is not one person in his right mind who would choose BMW 3 Series over Tesla.
Despite this, BMW i3 has received a makeover in the hopes of competing with Tesla’s long ranging, lower priced sedan. The revamped i3 will be featuring a host of optional driver assistance technologies including adaptive cruise control though we know it won’t make the range any better. Like before, the i3 can only run up to 160 kilometers per charge plus it comes with an extended range of about 290 km. In contrast, the Tesla Model 3 boasts a range that goes somewhere between 350km and 500km.Read the entire article Investment analyst foresees Tesla Model 3 market domination over BMW 3 Series
The 2018 Nissan Altima has officially been launched in United States dealerships. Some of the latest features it embraces include Nissan’s advanced Automatic Emergency Braking (AEB) as well as Intelligent Forward Collision Warning (I-FCW) - both are now standard across the range. While the range-topping Altima 3.5 SL gets more features like the Intelligent Cruise Control (ICC) and NissanConnect with Navigation and Services, making it compatible with CarPlay and Android Auto.
To make it less confusing to buyers, Nissan has simplified the model lineup, now including: 2.5 S, 2.5 SR, 2.5 SV, 2.5 SL and 3.5 SL, while losing the base 2.5 and 3.5 SR trims. Contents and availability of option packages have also been revised. These are now the 2.5 SR Special Edition, 2.5 SV Technology and 2.5 SL Technology Packages.
Naturally, since the said models have been released already, the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Prices (MSRP) will be posted online as well. And the prices of the 2018 Nissan Altima Sedan are as follows: the entry level 2.5 S starts at $23,140, the 2.5 SR at $24,200, the 2.5 SV at $25,785, the 2.5 SL at $28,995, and the range topping 3.5 SL at $33,510. Costs for destination and handling amount to $885.Read the entire article 2018 Nissan Altima prices are officially out, sedan starts at $23,140
A lot of people have been wondering what is that on the Genesis G70’s grille. One really would not notice such a thing from afar, but if you get up close and personal, then you would see something planted on the center of its grille.
Well, experts say that this is a front-mounted radar that works with the driver assist system that the G70 features. This new technology features adaptive cruise control, emergency automatic braking, frontal collision warning and such. A number of automakers have this technology installed on the front end of their cars, but so far, not many of them have great results, but we have yet to see how it works on the Genesis G70.
As mentioned earlier, the front-mounted radar has not performed as well as automakers and customers expected it to. For instance, Hyundai, Genesis’ mother company used the same technology for its mid-size Sonata sedan - and this might be the worst mistake they have ever made.Read the entire article Let’s have a closer look at what’s on the Genesis G70’s grille
According to Japanese website Car Sensor, Mazda recently claimed that they might borrow a platform from Toyota, which they will use for the next generation Mazda6, so this can be given a rear-wheel drive option. But to make things even better, the chassis might underpin the production version of the RX-Vision concept as well.
As part of the move up market, the Japanese automaker will give the Mazda6 the rear wheel drive they are planning. But they will also change the design so it features a long nose and shorter front overhang, giving the sedan a more upscale look. As for the engine, the fourth generation Mazda6 will probably share the company’s Skyactiv X spark controlled compression engine, including the mild-hybrid system believed to be of the 48-volt flavour.
What’s very important for Mazda’s plan is to make sure that they continue to have a good relationship with Toyota. Currently, both automakers have entered a collaboration and they are developing a factory in the United States. They have also been sharing some commercial vehicles in Japan. Furthermore, both companies admit that sharing future platforms would be possible. The future Mazda6’s rear drive chassis will likely be the same as the future generation Lexus IS and GS, says Car Sensor.Read the entire article Next generation Mazda6 may be getting an RWD platform
Hyundai has unveiled to the global public its latest sedan that elegantly combines luxury and performance in one innovative package under its Genesis luxury brand – the new Genesis G70. It is the third model in Hyundai’s Genesis brand, following the Genesis G80 and the Genesis G90. But while its larger siblings were much focused on luxury, the new Genesis G70 aims to offer a perfect blend of luxury and high performance.
The new Genesis G70, however, won't be competing in a new market, as it is bound to fight its way in the mid-size sport sedan segment – considered as one of the most fiercely fought battlegrounds among premium vehicles. It will be competing against the likes of the BMW 3-Series, Mercedes-Benz C-Class and Audi A4, as well as the Alpha Romeo Giulia and the Cadillac ATS.
In this segment, one of the main selling points is the amount of sportiness that a competition could offer. Central to this is an engine that allows a luxury car to eke out a sporty performance.Read the entire article Hyundai reveals new Genesis G70 as its contender for mid-size luxury sport sedan segment
Wolfgang Durheimer, president of Bugatti, said in an interview with Automotive News that the four-door model "is not dead". Though he did not elaborate on this statement, he said that by 2018, its future will be determined by the Volkswagen Group executives.
If the automaker's plan pushes through, we can expect to see this model by 2024, and this model may actually replace the current Chiron, considering what Durheimer said will be a "one-model brand" for the future.Read the entire article Bugatti might replace the Chiron with an ultra-luxury sedan
Alfa Romeo’s much anticipated launch of a new larger sedan has been put off by at least three more years as reported by Automotive News. What was supposed to arrive in 2018 was moved further down the road to avoid clashing with both the Giuilia sedan and the Stevio Crossover’s recent updates. Said to compete against the Mercedes-Benz E-Class, the Audi A6, the Volvo S90 and the BMW 5 Series, Alfa’s upcoming flagship four door (or the “Alfetta”) will possibly share some similarities with the smaller Giulia--- which might also include the Quadrifoglio model’s 503hp 2.9-liter twin turbo V6 engine. Although there are some speculations that an all-new hybrid powertrain is on the cards as well.
It is known that the company currently puts its confidence on the Giulia in giving its overall sales figures some kind of a boost. Unfortunately, Alfa so far has just sold a total of 5,494 Giulias since the start of the year and about 916 for the last month. On the contrary, BMW has sold as many as 37,170 units of the 3 Series since 2017 with as many as 5,379 in just the previous month. That being said, it is quite understandable since no one is truly anticipating Alfa to be dominating the market at this early stage. While more consumers have been choosing SUVs and crossovers over a sedan, Alfa can at least continue to take advantage of this trend after the Stelvio went on sale last July.
In related news, the refreshed Alfa Romeo Giulia is offered with new wheel options and more choices for the infotainment system. The sedan can now be had with the optionally available 18-inch dual 5-spoke alloy wheels with diamond cut design which you can avail whether for the Veloce, Speciale Tecnica or the Super versions. Exclusively, the Veloce is offered with an optionally available 19-inch dual 5-spoke diamond cut alloys. The Super petrol variant on the other hand can now feature the new sporty dual exhaust. Starting this October, Giulia owners can already have the option for an Android Auto and Apple Car Play to be integrated into their infotainment system.Read the entire article Big sedan from Alfa Romeo will reportedly launch in 2021 instead of 2018
What can we expect from Mercedes-Benz for this year and the next? It seems all matters have been laid out with luxury carmaker’s vehicle lineup for 2017 and 2018. As revealed by parent Daimler AG in its second-quarter interim report, a roadmap for the Mercedes’ product offensive includes interesting new vehicles up for release in 2018.
The road map included in Daimler’s second-quarter 2017 interim report details Mercedes’ product offensive starting 2017 through next year. Some of these products were already presented or are set to be introduced in the period January to September 2017 -- such the E-Class Coupe and the E-Class (March 2017), GLA facelift and AMG GT Roadster (April 2017), S-Class Facelift (July 2017) and the E-Class Cabriolet (September 2017). The remaining product to be introduced in the remaining months of 2017 is the Mercedes X-Class pickup truck, which is bound for release in November or December 2017, according to this product offensive roadmap.
Mercedes’ product offensive in 2018 will be headlined by the S-Class Coupe Facelift and the S-Class Cabriolet Facelift, both of which were recently unveiled at the 2017 Frankfurt Motor Show. Bound to arrive in the first months of 2018, the S-Class Coupe facelift and the S-Class Cabriolet facelift features -- more or less -- the same tweaks made on the 2018 S-Class Saloon facelift that was introduced in July 2017. These include new steering wheels and new OLED rear lamps.Read the entire article Mercedes-Benz’s 2018 product offensive includes CLS Coupe, A-Class Sedan and GLC long-wheelbase
While Mercedes-Benz, through its AMG unit, is toying with its Project One hypercar, it has unveiled at the 2017 Frankfurt Motor Show the newest and cleaner addition to its S-Class model range – the 2018 Mercedes-Benz S560e next-generation plug-in hybrid.
Meant to replace the S500e plug-in hybrid of the pre-Facelift S-Class, the new Mercedes S560e boasts of having more power and being able to travel longer distances. These capabilities are centered on the S560e’s more dynamic hybrid drive system that employs a more powerful V6 engine and electric motor as well as a higher capacity lithium-ion battery.
The hybrid system that propels the new Mercedes S560e makes use of a 3.0-liter V6 engine that delivers 270 kW (367 hp) of max output and 500 Nm (369 lb.-ft) of peak torque. For other vehicles, this amount of power is already enough, but Mercedes has adjudged that this conventional mill wasn’t enough to make the S560e not just powerful, but also efficient. As a plug-in hybrid, the new S560e also makes use of an electric motor – developed in collaboration with Bosch -- that generates up to 90 kW of output and 440 Nm of instant torque.Read the entire article 2018 Mercedes-Benz S560e Plug-in Hybrid is a more powerful and more efficient successor to S500e
This BMW M760Li might be the car you are looking for if you are into yachts and sailing. As you know, the BMW 7-Series is the company’s range topping model, but now, it has partnered with Nautor’s Swan (which is known for their luxury sailing yachts). This special edition 760Li that comes with unique features was developed to honor 25 years of BMW Individual’s history.
To make the already luxurious model even more upscale, the company had to give it more upgrades. This includes unique brake calipers that have been finished in the same colour as the car, while wearing the exclusive Nautor’s Swan logo that only the exclusive model gets. The car also has the same logo affixed on the rear end. These are just some elements that you get on the outside, and most of the new luxury add-ons can be found in the cabin.
Details that will remind you of a yacht include teak wood paneling with joints filled precisely with a layer of rubber. This rubber helps the wood expand and contract when the climate changes, just like what you would find in a luxury sailing yacht. The trunk floor also gets carbon bonded wood components, matched with an Alcantara Smoke White finish.Read the entire article 2018 BMW Individual M760Li inspired by Nautor’s Swan sailing yacht will appear at Frankfurt
Brabus has a new tuning program for the 2018 Mercedes-AMG E63 S and that is the additional 88 horsepower (65 kilowatts) it can give the E63 S. After countless test drives on racetracks and streets, the company has developed a plug-and-play auxiliary control unit that upgrades the electronic engine control unit with new mapping for ignition and injection, thus boosting pressure.
With Brabus’ new upgrade, the 4.0 liter biturbo V8 engine can now produce a total of 700 horsepower (515 kilowatts) and now 701 pound-feet (900 Newton-metres) of torque, from only 627 pound feet (850 Newton-metres) before. It comes with a nine-speed automatic gearbox and 4Matic system that channels power to all four wheels. After the upgrade, the E63 sedan can now accelerate from 0 to 62 miles per hour (100 kilometers per hour) in only 3.2 seconds, while the heavier station wagon can do it in 3.3 seconds.
The Brabus 700 is the perfect solution for those who thought that the 603 horsepower E63 S is underpowered.Read the entire article Brabus will introduce this powerful 700 hp Mercedes-AMG E63 S in Frankfurt
Following the unveiling of the 2018 Jaguar XJR 575 performance flagship, quite a number of interested customers have already marked this sedan for their next buy. Of course, buying a unit of the Jaguar XJR575 comes with a hefty price to pay. After all, customers in the United States would need to shell out $122,400 just to get behind the wheel of the alluringly sporty new Jaguar XJR575. Sales are set to commence in the new few weeks.
For the 2018 model, the new XJR575 luxury sedan will be available in either standard or long-wheelbase body styles. Both body styles have the same height (1,460 mm) and width (2,105 mm) as well as front and rear tracks (1,626 mm and 1,604 mm, respectively). While the standard wheelbase unit (SWB) has a length of 5,130 mm and a wheelbase of 3,032 mm, the long wheelbase version (LWB) features a length of 5,255 mm and a wheelbase of 3,157 mm.
Serving as the core of the new XJR575 is Jaguar Land Rover’s 5.0-litre V8 supercharged engine that now delivers 575 PS (423 kW) – thus the 575 moniker suffix – with a max output at between 6,250 rpm and 6,500 rpm and a massive 700 Nm (517 lb.-ft.) of peak torque available between 3,500 rpm and 4,500 rpm. Power is sent to the rear wheels through a specifically optimized eight-speed automatic ZF 8HP70 transmission. With this amount of power at its disposal, the new Jaguar XJR575 performance flagship could sprint from nil to 100 km/h in just 4.4 seconds (or 0-60 mph in 4.2 seconds), on the way to achieve a top speed of 300 km/h (186 mph).Read the entire article 2018 Jaguar XJR575 is available in the US with starting price of $122,400
A few weeks after teasing the new 2018 BMW Alpina D5 S high-performance diesel-powered car, Alpina is now letting more information out of the bag. This new creation based on the BMW 5-Series that’s tagged as the fastest serial diesel car in the world comes in two body types – saloon (sedan) and touring (estate or wagon).
Alpina is introducing the new BMW Alpina D5 S to the global audience at the 2017 Frankfurt Auto Show. Expected to be the highlight of the Buchloer booth, the Alpina D5 S is eager to prove its worth as a diesel car that could give petrol-powered sedans and wagons a run for their money in terms of acceleration and speed.
The new BMW Alpina D5 S is derived from the new G30 generation of the BMW 5-Series. The BMW Alpina D5 S may have less power output as BMW’s high-performance M550d, but it has more torque. This allowed the BMW Alpina D5 S to be as quick as the BMW M550d. However, electronic limitations were loosened up a little, allowing the D5 S to be faster than the M550d.Read the entire article 2018 BMW Alpina D5 S is one of the fastest serial diesel cars in the world
The 2018 Audi A8 is no doubt one of the more significant models that made its debut this year, and it is quickly becoming a favourite. Not only is it loaded with cool new features, it makes sure that the passengers are comfortable, entertained, and safe.
So that’s basically it for the new Audi A8. It definitely has a lot more to give compared to the third-generation model - physically and technologically.Read the entire article Photo Gallery: The new Audi A8 (D5) is very much different from the older model (D4)
The current generation of the BMW M3 sedan – codenamed F80 -- is entering its last hurrah with impending arrival of the next generation (with G20 designation). But that doesn’t mean that the current BMW M3 isn't enticing. In fact, it is as stunning as ever. Still, BMW isn't resting to ensure that M3 remains visually striking, as made possible through its BMW Individual program. This particular BMW M3 sedan in Canada is a prime example.
A quick look at the current M3 would quickly us that it isn't an ordinary vehicle. Nonetheless, BMW has found ways to make the M3 more extraordinary as well as to make it more linked to the taste and preferences of its owners. The BMW Individual program could step in and make life a lot easier for owners wanting to personalize their BMW rides – including the M3 -- and make them stand out from the rest.
Now, a BMW M3 sedan that considers the roads of Ontario, Canada as its home was able to take advantage of the BMW Individual program. As expected, the outcome was stunning. For instance, this M3 sedan is wrapped in cool color paint dubbed as Atlantis Blue Metallic. Its name reminds us of the lost island of Atlantis, a civilization thought to be concealed by the wide blue sea. Atlantis Blue Metallic is just one of the available colors in BMW Individual’s wide palette.Read the entire article This M3 from Ontario gets groovy with visual tweaks by BMW Individual
Italian luxury carmaker Maserati is updating its Ghibli four-door premium sedan, giving it a new name, a new face and some new technologies. However, Maserati won't be unveiling this update – the new Maserati Ghibli GranLusso – anywhere in Europe. That’s because the company is set to unveil the face-lifted and re-christened luxury four-door in China, in particular at the 2017 Chengdu Auto Show.
Already four years old, the Maserati Ghibli was a success. However, it didn’t become as successful as the Italian carmaker had initially expected. In fact, against luxury sedan rivals like the Mercedes E-Class and the BMW 5-Series, the Ghibli is losing face. However, that doesn’t mean that the Ghibli is ugly. It is beautiful and elegant in its own right; but it just failed to tickle the pockets of majority of luxury customers in Europe. This could be the reason why Maserati is choosing to unveil the 2018 iteration of the Ghibli in another market where luxury is still in a thing in high demand -- China.
For the 2018 model year, Maserati is giving the Ghibli a new trim – the GranLusso. This suffix to the Ghibli moniker suggests that this version of the luxury sedan could be the most luxurious to date. After all, “gran lusso” is an Italian phrase that is translated as “grand luxury” in English. Maserati is expected to reveal how it achieved this in the new Ghibli GranLusso during the official unveiling at the Chengdu Auto Show.Read the entire article Updated Maserati Ghibli luxury sedan is a GranLusso version
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