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Audi Q3 Likely to be Unveiled at Frankfurt Motor Show

Published by on Jan 18th, 2011, No Comments

The much anticipated Audi Q3 is likely to be unveiled at Frankfurt Motor Show. Well, no further details are available in this regard. The vehicle is expected to feature two engine options namely a 2.0-liter TFSI with 170 PS (125 kW / 168 hp) and 211 PS (155 kW / 208 hp) as well as a 2.0-liter with 170 PS (125 kW / 168 hp). Both will be mated to the usual transmission choices and C02 emissions are likely to range from 158 g/km to 184 g/km.

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2012 Mercedes CLS 63 AMG in Nürburgring

Published by on Apr 14th, 2010, No Comments

2012 Mercedes CLS 63 AMG 1

Most of you already know that the 2012 Mercedes CLS 63 AMG is slated to compete with the likes of Porsche Panamera and the Audi A7, what you may not know is that it was spied testing in Nürburgring. The 2012 model is very close to hitting the production floor and a good indication of that is the prototype loosing its veil on the test circuit in Germany, where most of the cars are found heavily clad. The commuter is looking very aggressive and sporty and gets blessed with LED running daytime lights. From what we’re being told the 2012 four-door Mercedes CLS 63 AMG is getting an all-new 5.5L twin-turbo V8 engine that will churn 536bhp and it will be mated to a 7-speed automatic transmission. It will go on sale in Europe as early as next year. [via ]

Next Gen BMW X3 Spotted in Munich

Published by on Apr 12th, 2010, No Comments

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Veils will definitely be taken off the next generation BMW X3 at this year’s Paris Motor Show if not earlier given the testing stage its prototype has reached. The next-generation X3 was spotted doing rounds in the streets of Munich Germany and the prototype looked almost production ready. Compared to the current generation model, the X3 slated to arrive in the future is a tad bigger. The X3 will be a powered by a number of engine choices which include the regular 3.0-liter six, a turbocharged version of the same unit and a diesel option which might hit the market sometime later after the petrol variants get introduced. [via ]

Porsche prepares four-door slingshot

Published by on Jun 28th, 2007, 3 Comments

Porsche Panamera

As part of its drive to expand its product range, Porsche is currently known to be working on development of a new saloon/hatch vehicle. The new car, called the Panamera, is allegedly to use the 8 cylinder 4,5L mills that currently do service in the Cayenne range. Also mulled for inclusion is an Audi-sourced V10 – initially, the V10 from the Carrera GT was tipped as the range-topper, but production limitations are said to have precluded it from inclusion. (more…)

Smart costing Daimler Chrysler billions

Published by on Jun 18th, 2007, 4 Comments

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The German newspaper Handelsblatt is reporting that Daimler Chrysler spent R40 Billion on the smart brand in the four years. Even tough, Daimler doesn’t report profits or losses for Smart brand, they say that the german newspaper came up with the figure after obtaining the information from liquidated Smart in Germany.

This of course is nothing new to us, as Mercedes has reported over and over again that they are losing money with the smart brand. That is basically one of the main reasons they’ve decided to enter the US market. Let’s hope the coming years will bring the smart to a profitable point. Smart hasn’t really taken off on our shores with poor sales figures for the last two years dispite South Africa being in a car buying boom.

Audi RS8 supercar up in flames

Published by on Apr 11th, 2007, No Comments

News broke recently about the million euro Audi RS8 prototype that went up in flames on the Nürburgring test track. (powered by a V10 Lambo engine) I’ve heard about really hitting the track hard on the last day of testing but causing the car to ?

Some net-savvy spy guy snapped some pix of the wreck which revealed nothing, nothing much left of the uber super car. We crawled the web and got this clip of the action.

Brabus C Class

Published by on Apr 3rd, 2007, No Comments

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BRABUS is world-renowned for its powerful yet stylish make overs of the Mercedes Benz brand. So it was big news this week when Brabus introduced the new Mercedes-Benz C-Class exclusive sport program for the new sedan. Highlights of the product lineup were the BRABUS 4.0 displacement engine with 332 hp / 244 kW for the V6 petrol models, an elegant aerodynamic-enhancement program, light-alloy 20-inch wheels, plus numerous individual interior options. BRABUS also enjoys a great reputation worldwide for exclusive interior design: For the new C-Class the company-own upholstery shop handcrafts exclusive interiors from especially soft and breathable BRABUS Mastik leather. The BRABUS program also includes a wide array of individual accessories for the interior. The lineup ranges from an ergonomically shaped sport steering wheel to aluminum foot pedals and 330- km/h speedometer to stainless-steel door sills with illuminated BRABUS logo to precious- wood and carbon-fiber trim sets.

Dr Z unveils Mercedes C-Class

Published by on Jan 23rd, 2007, 2 Comments

Looking like a proud Pappa, Dr Zee released the new Mercedes C-Class sedan to the world. The replacement to Mercedes biggest seller has been completely redesigned and is being offered in 2 visual formats, the more traditional version and a more sporting face.

Stuttgart — An impressive combination of ride comfort and agility is the hallmark of the new C-Class, which celebrated its world premiere today in Stuttgart. In front of some 600 international journalists from over 30 countries, Mercedes-Benz presented the remake of its biggest-selling model series, which sets a new benchmark with its vigorously elegant styling, state-of-the-art safety technology and versatile product concept.

“With the new C-Class, we are yet again raising the bar in this important segment of the market – and that’s true right across the board, especially in terms of safety, comfort and agility,” declared Dr. Dieter Zetsche, CEO of DaimlerChrysler AG and head of the Mercedes Car Group, at the world pre-miere, which was held in the Mercedes-Benz World in Stuttgart. “With its unique balance of driving characteristics, the fourth C-Class generation em-bodies a new driving culture in the compact premium car segment. We are thus offering our customers the most versatile and majestic C-Class of all time – and, for the first time, in two attractive outfits.”
First Mercedes saloon with two different faces

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