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At the recent Detroit Motor Show, Dodge revealed the latest RAM. This time Dodge has removed 102 kg, and have introduced an eTorque mild-hybrid system and 14-inch front brakes. The weight loss is achieved by the use of high-strength steel in the frame and the body. We are quite familiar with the use of high-strength steel in the case of European cars, but now the Americans are following this trend.
As the SUVs have been morphing into. the new MPVs, pickups are becoming the new SUVs, and we can clearly see this with the RAM’s recent improvements, from engine technology to driving assistance systems.
Starting with the bonnet, the RAM houses a 5.7-lt V8 Hemi that generates 395-HP and 555 Nm of torque. As the V8 Hemi is a petrol engine, we can’t get the high levels of torque as we can with a diesel engine. However, the new mild-hybrid system adds 176 Nm [...]
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The new Aston Martin Vantage has now been revealed. It was first introduced in 2005 to compete with the Porsche 911. Despite its best efforts, Vantage never managed to be the perfect substitute for the Porsche 911. However, the Vantage created its own fans! It also reintroduced V8 engines to the range where for many years V12s were standard engine configuration in Astons.
Being an entry level Aston Martin has never been a problem for the Vantage. It has had the Aston Martin DNA since the beginning, with an aggressive engine with unique exhaust notes and the iconic Aston Martin handling. Unlike other entry level sports car, the Vantage offered a proper Aston Martin experience. The addition of the V12 motor produced one of the most satisfying Aston’s to drive in years.
Now Aston Martin has revealed the brand-new Vantage. This time, Aston Martin created the Vantage without the Ford. Instead, we see a Mercedes-AMG 4-lt [...]
The new Mercedes-Benz CLS was revealed a few weeks ago. The third generation CLS has not broken the original format and remains based on the latest E-Class, sharing the E-Class’s modular platform technology, nine-speed automatic gearbox and 4MATIC four-wheel drive system. Also, the CLS is available with three different suspension systems, standard springs, adaptive dampers and full air suspension.
The CLS was a new challenge for Mercedes-Benz when it was first introduced in 2005. A four-door coupe with a radical design was something new to the Mercedes-Benz brand. Until that time, Mercedes-Benz had clearly separated coupes and sedans. However, the CLS was the first car of that genre combining coupe looks with saloon car design. This radical movement brought new customers to Mercedes-Benz and changed the perception of Mercedes-Benz vehicles.
The G-Wagon is soon to be revealed. Mercedes-Benz first introduced the G-Wagon in 1979. Since then, there was no second generation of the G-Wagon. Instead, a continuous facelift was preferred. Therefore custom updates can bring a 1979-model into a 2017-model look with minor alternations in the exterior design.
Despite the retro-classic design, the G-Wagon was the most outdated Mercedes-Benz vehicle in their product range, and the engineers did not have an opportunity to apply the latest forms of driving assistance and semi-autonomous systems to the G-Wagon. In addition, the G-Wagon was designed during an era in which fuel efficiency was not the main concern. Therefore, the G-Wagon is not a very competitive in terms of fuel consumption vehicle when compared with the other luxury SUVs.
What was not anticipated was the super cool market [...]
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“Look through the windscreen or savour the noise of its violent sports exhaust and it’s a wild ride, one to have your heart rattling the inside of your ribcage.” See what else BBC Top Gear magazine had to say about the CS800 Mustang when the team took it for a spin last month.
In crafting the CS800, we focused on delivering the optimum balance between stability and comfort, employing a unique three-way adjustable suspension setup that is more compliant than the CS700. The exterior modifications include a deep carbon-fibre front splitter and side skirts, prominent ‘Super Snake’ bonnet, a carbon-fibre bootlid with integrated flip-up spoiler, and a sculpted carbon-fibre rear valance that houses the large exhaust tips.
Land Rover recently revealed the facelift version of the Range Rover with a tagline ‘Silent Luxury’. Some people might consider the existing Range Rover to be still brand new. However, it is five years since it was revealed. The timing of this facelift is perfect in terms of keeping up with the competition.
This time, Land Rover promoted the Range Rover with a unique slogan – Silent Luxury. This slogan emphasises the plug-in hybrid version of the Range Rover that was the main focal point of the recent press day. In addition, Range Rover’s latest competitor, the Bentley Bentayga, still doesn’t offer a hybrid or an electric power train. Therefore, it does make sense for Land Rover to focus on its hybrid technology.
The new Range Rover offers a wide range of colours and features. The [...]
The fourth generation Audi A8 has been revealed recently. Ever since Audi introduced the A8 in competition with the Mercedes-Benz S-Class and the BMW 7-Series, it has been running second to these strong competitors. Despite having the Quattro drive train and an aluminium spaceframe, the A8 never managed to properly gain traction in terms of the competition.
However, the situation has now changed! This time, the A8 is a game changer with the introduction of the latest technologies. In particular, the new A8 has seen the introduction of Artificial Intelligence and the latest machine learning technologies. Thanks to AI, the Audi A8 can offer a level-3 autonomous driving system up to 37 mph (60 kph). Level-3 autonomous driving means that the driver can do other things whilst the car is in control of everything. The [...]
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The Mercedes-Benz S-Coupe and the S-Cabrio are the land yachts of the automotive industry. Successfully taking the previous CL model upmarket by using the S-class model brand for the large MB coupe and Cabrio. The attention to detail, the high quality wood, leather and pure steel used in their production creates a great harmony in terms of the interior design experience. Also, we can’t ignore the technological inheritance from the S-Class. The incorporate autonomous driving, connectivity, driving assistance systems and journeys in state-of-the-art comfort. The S-Class family can easily read the road and adjust the suspension to avoid any imperfections of the road being reflected within the interior.
Recently, the S-Class received a serious facelift and started to offer state-of-the-art technologies, and brand new engines under the hood. The facelift of the S-Class could not be postponed as the GT market is getting increasingly competitive. The segment leader is Bentley and they have just released [...]
Porsche has recently unveiled the third generation Cayenne at the Frankfurt motor show. The Cayenne was the brand game changer when the sports car maker stepping into the SUV market. This was a contraversal step at the but now in hindsight was extremely forward thinking as so many other car brands have enter s the SUV space. In the UK market Cayenne competes with the Range Rover Sport and the recently introduced Range Rover Velar for the market in the mid sized premium SUV sector.
The Porsche Cayenne became a status symbol and captured a new audience for the Porsche. It was a Porsche 911 with four-doors, a larger boot and one that could drive on snow. Many people adored the Cayenne and it became the best-selling Porsche. It redefined the “Chelsea Tractor” market [...]
It has been a long time coming, but finally the new Bentley Continental GT has been revealed Since it was revealed in the early 2000s, the Continental GT became the benchmark for the luxury GT market. The powerful W12 engine with its all-wheel drive were never seen before. Unlike many brands changing models and devaluing used values , the Continental GT still retains iconic timelessness that still makes it look new, despite more than a decade having passed. It’s German parentage has ensured rock solid reliability and thus retained the desirability of used examples. This could not be said for all pre-VW group era models
The average age of Bentkey owned dropped by over 15 years since the launch of the original model in 2003. That’s one of the key reasons why the Continental GT [...]