Thursday, July 31, 2014

Sales release for S 500 PLUG-IN HYBRID: First PLUG-IN HYBRID with a star starts

Mercedes-Benz S 500 PLUG-IN HYBRID

STUTTGART : Jul 31, 2014 - With immediate effect the Mercedes-Benz S 500 PLUG-IN HYBRID can be ordered for prices from 108,944.50 euros[1]. The S 500 PLUG-IN HYBRID blends an ultramodern hybrid drive configuration with the unique innovations and the luxurious equipment and appointments of the S-Class. The luxury saloon with a long wheelbase impresses with unique dynamism and efficiency. Thanks to standard pre-entry climate control it also offers unique climate comfort. In September the first certified three-litre luxury saloon in the world will be arriving at the dealers — a further milestone on the road to emission-free mobility.

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The Audi A3 Sportback e-tron starts in Europe

2015 Audi A3 Sportback e-tron

INGOLSTADT : July 31, 2014 - The first plug-in hybrid from Audi, the A3 Sportback e-tron*, is now available to order for customers in Europe. Approximately 410 Audi dealers in Europe – including no fewer than 105 in Germany – are selling the A3 e-tron at a basic price of 37,900 euros on the German market. An individual installation check, the “e-tron plus” special package and “green” power from Audi complete the offering for the Audi A3 Sportback e-tron. The compact electric car will be handed over to its first customers this winter.

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Range Rover Sport SVR : Fastest production SUV around Nurburgring

Range Rover Sport SVR at the Nurburgring

WHITLEY, UK : July 30, 2014 - The Range Rover Sport SVR has lapped the famous Nordschleife circuit at the Nürburgring in Germany in 8 minutes 14 seconds, making it the fastest production SUV around the Nürburgring. The impressive feat was carried out by a Land Rover driver testing a standard production example of the potent new performance flagship.

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Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Renault Sport R.S. 01 takes off the wraps

Renault Sport R.S. 01 - Teaser image

Discover the first pictures of Renault Sport R.S. 01, caught unawares in its natural environment. The next important date is August 27 at the Moscow Motor Show, when we will tell you all about this spectacular sports car, which is set to become the next star in the World Series by Renault.

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Toyota GT86 Rally version to start at Rally Germany

Toyota GT86 CS-R3

  • 274 km long endurance test on asphalt and gravel 
  • Modifications for rallying already homologated 
  • Available as a kit from the first quarter 2015
COLOGNE : July 30, 2014 - The new Toyota GT86 CS-R3, visitors and spectators of the ADAC Rally Germany for the first time in action: The rally version of the sports car starts at the ninth round of the World Rally Championship from August 21 to 24 as a forward vehicle outside the standings.

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The New Aluminium-Intensive Jaguar XE: The most fuel efficient Jaguar ever to achieve over 75mpg

The New Aluminium-Intensive Jaguar XE

  • The Jaguar XE brings new levels of aluminium-intensive lightweight construction expertise to the segment 
  • Projected to deliver fuel economy of over 75mpg* (less than 4 litres/100km) on EU combined cycle
  • The high strength, rigid body enables world class driving dynamics – with supple ride and precise handling
  • All-new modular architecture developed around Jaguar’s fifth-generation bonded and riveted aluminium technology
  • New aluminium alloy invented: RC5754 uses highly recycled aluminium to dramatically reduce energy consumption and lifecycle CO2

  • The innovative new Jaguar XE redefines the standard in its segment. Designed around Jaguar’s modular vehicle architecture, the XE is the only car in the class to use an aluminium-intensive monocoque, with lightweight aluminium accounting for 75 per cent of the structure.

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    Ssangyong - The first 60 years: 1954 - 2014

    1974 - Shinjin Jeep

    SsangYong is the oldest and fourth largest automotive manufacturer in Korea. Its origins can be traced back to 1954, since when it has had associations with a number of other well-known automotive brands including Mercedes-Benz, Daewoo and SAIC - which now owns MG.  Today its future is secure, thanks to a 73% stake from the Indian engineering conglomerate Mahindra & Mahindra, which vies with Tata as India’s largest automotive producer.  The brand first arrived in the UK in 1994 with the Musso.

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    Tuesday, July 29, 2014

    Start of Production in Beijing: New long-wheelbase C-Class strengthens Mercedes-Benz’ China portfolio

    Frank Deiss (fourth from left), President and CEO Beijing Benz Automotive (BBAC), with team-members at the production line, celebrating the first Mercedes-Benz Long-wheelbase C-Class in Beijing

    • As part of the global production network for the new Mercedes-Benz C-Class, Beijing Benz Automotive Co., Ltd. (BBAC) is the fourth site in less than six months to start production.  
    • The first ever long-wheelbase version of the C-Class for the local market marks another key milestone for Daimler’s China strategy
    • Hubertus Troska: “The C-Class is at the core of our development in China and destined to become one of our top growth drivers here.”
    • Close cooperation and exchange between worldwide C-Class sites assures top quality on a global level

    BEIJING/STUTTGART : July 29, 2014 – Mercedes-Benz for the first time has started production of a long-wheelbase version of the C-Class. Not even six months after the start of production of the new C-Class in Bremen, Germany, the first long-wheelbase C-Class model has rolled off its production line at Beijing Benz Automotive Co., Ltd. (BBAC) in China. The model, which will be launched in China starting this September, is an important addition to Mercedes-Benz’ portfolio and marks another key milestone in Daimler’s China strategy.

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    Bold and sophisticated styling for third-generation Sorento

    All-new KIA SORENTO

    The all-new third-generation Kia Sorento will be unveiled in Korea next month, featuring bold, swept-back exterior styling.

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    Sunday, July 27, 2014

    2014 Formula 1 : Ricciardo wins dramatic Hungarian GP

    2014 F1 Hungarian GP Winner : Daniel Ricciardo, Red Bull Racing-Renault

    HUNGARORING : July 27, 2014 - Daniel Ricciardo took a stunning victory in a thrilling Hungarian Grand Prix as Lewis Hamilton beat team-mate Nico Rosberg despite starting from the pit lane.

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