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Despite the retro-classic design, the G-Wagon was the most outdated Mercedes-Benz vehicle in their product range, and the engineers did not have an opportunity to apply the latest forms of driving assistance and semi-autonomous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 [...]
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 [...]
A few days ago Ferrari revealed a new entry model to replace the aging California T. It is called the Ferrari Portofino. So why Portofino? Portofino is a small Italian fishing village with a picturesque harbour. Despite the fact that Portofino is a small quiet port in the Ligurian coast, it is a very upmarket and a destination stop for most luxury yachts in the region The Ferrari Portofino is a more exclusive name than the outgoing California
The California T was designed to offer an entry level Ferrari to reach a wider range of customers, and they achieved it. However, the California T wasn’t really considered to be a proper Ferrari. Even though the performance figures were really good, the California T never managed to break the ice with Ferrari fans.
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London dealer named official distributor for Shelby
Vehicles available include 750hp supercharged F-150 Super Snake pick-up
Clive Sutton has delivered first Ford Mustang Shelby GT350R in the UK
Comprehensive mechanical warranty offered as standard on all Shelby models
Clive Sutton is Appointed As UK DistributorClive Sutton will continue to offer Bespoke European Mustang programme
Clive Sutton, one of London’s leading supercar and luxury car dealers, has been officially appointed as UK distributor for high-performance Shelby vehicles. The variety of Shelby-tuned cars and trucks sourced for UK clients is set to include the 750hp F-150 Road Truck pick-up, as well as the 50th anniversary European Mustang Super Snake with up to 750hp.
Sutton will also be importing the incredible F-150 Super Snake, a true ‘super truck’ with a 5.0-litre [...]
The current Bentley Continental GT was revealed in 2003, based on the VW Phaeton platform. At that time, the Continental GT was a ground-breaking car with an all-wheel drive system, a W12 engine, and air suspension as some of the unique features. In 2003, the Continental GT was the only GT Coupe with such features. In addition, it was a new era for the Bentley, and the Continental GT grabbed the attention of a younger audience and dropped the average age of Bentley customers. The connection between the Phaeton and the Continental were more than just one of platform sharing. Many of the state of the art technologies of the Phaeton were transferred to the Continental.
Over the years, Bentley has introduced many different limited editions of the [...]
Porsche recently revealed the fastest and the most powerful 911 ever built, the 911 GT2 RS. The fastest 911 was revealed last week at the Good Festival of Speed in the UK.
The fastest and the most powerful title was given to the 911 GT2 RS thanks to its biturbo engine that produces 700 HP! The 3.8-lt biturbo engine produces 700 HP and 750 nm of torque. This power is delivered by a 7-speed double-clutch automatic PDK gearbox. Similar to the BMW M powered car, Porsche sprays water to cool down the charge-air.
The fastest 911 needs only 2.8 seconds to reach 62 mph (100kph). This figure is only 0.3 seconds slower than that of the Bugatti Chiron. The top speed of the 911 GT2 RS is 211 mph (340 kph).