Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Mercedes-Benz F 015 : Luxury in Motion at the Ars Electronica Festival in Linz - Creative break on the journey to the future

 Mercedes-Benz F 015 Concept car

STUTTGART/LINZ : The autonomously driving Mercedes-Benz F 015 Luxury in Motion is celebrating its European premiere at the Ars Electronica Festival in Linz. This year's event is being staged under the banner "POST CITY – habitats for the 21st century" and looks at the question of how our towns and cities will change under the influence of advances in digitalization. This was also a key theme during the development of the Mercedes-Benz F 015 Luxury in Motion. One of the central ideas here was the continuous exchange of information between the vehicle, its passengers and the outside world. As a main exhibit in the POST CITY exhibition, the F 015 is symbolic of how the car can grow beyond its role as a means of transport and transforms itself into the mobile habitat of tomorrow.

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Monday, August 31, 2015

World Premiere : New BALENO – Suzuki’s ideal compact hatchback


The all-new Baleno which will make its world premiere at the 66th IAA Frankfurt Motor Show will raise the bar for compact hatchbacks.

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2015 WEC - Nürburgring : One-two result for Porsche 919 Hybrids

Andreas Seidl, Teamchef Porsche Team, Brendon Hartley, Mark Webber, Timo Bernhard (L-R)

The Porsche Team claimed a one-two result in front of a great crowd at the fourth round of the FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC) at the Nürburgring. The trio of Timo Bernhard (DE), Brendon Hartley (NZ) and Mark Webber (AUS) won the six-hour race in temperatures of more than 30 degrees Celsius. Right behind them the sister Porsche 919 Hybrid of Romain Dumas (FR), Neel Jani (CH) and Marc Lieb (DE) came second. Over the weekend 62,000 people created a fantastic backdrop for the first German WEC race.

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2015 DTM - MOSCOW : Rockenfeller wins – Ekström claims back points’ lead

Mike Rockenfeller, #99 Audi Sport Team Phoenix - Audi RS5 DTM 

There is no doubt that he can rightfully refer to himself as ‘Moscow expert’. Two years after his victory in the first-ever DTM race at Moscow Raceway, Mike Rockenfeller had reason to celebrate in Russia once again. In a turbulent race, the Audi driver steered clear of every incident on the track, made maximum use of his pole position and scored a dominant lights-to-flag victory. “I had the car I need to win. In spite of the amount of success ballast, it was simply super-fast,” a jubilant Rockenfeller said. So fast, that even Bruno Spengler, with the considerably lighter BMW, wasn’t able to keep up. After a fierce battle with the drivers behind him, the Canadian crossed the finish line in second place, some four seconds down on Rockenfeller. The final slot on the podium went to a buoyant Mattias Ekström, who once again showed his great skills and claimed back the lead in the drivers’ standings from Pascal Wehrlein. The Mercedes-Benz driver was involved in one of two entertaining battling groups that made their mark on the race.

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Sunday, August 30, 2015

First exterior images of all-new Sportage

All-New KIA Sportage

  •     All-new Sportage to be unveiled at IAA Frankfurt
  •     New “face” is biggest design change
  •     European Design Centre led styling

Kia Motors has today revealed the first official exterior images of the all-new Kia Sportage, featuring a dynamic and strong new design. The all-new Sportage will make its global debut at the Frankfurt International Motor Show on 15 September 2015.

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Saturday, August 29, 2015

Mercedes-AMG DTM Team present first outlines of 2016 race car

2016 Mercedes-AMG C 63 Coupé DTM - Sketch

  • Looking ahead to the 2016 season: How the new DTM car fielded by the Mercedes-AMG DTM Team will look
  • Ulrich Fritz: “Our aim with this vehicle is, of course, to continue the Mercedes-Benz success story in the DTM.”
The 2015 DTM season reaches its climax in September. But even before the final race weekends of the year, the Mercedes-AMG DTM Team are providing an insight into what lies ahead for the race series, revealing the first designs of the car that they will enter for the 2016 campaign.

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Friday, August 28, 2015

Honda to showcase re-energised model range at 2015 Frankfurt Motor Show

Honda Project 2&4 powered by RC213V

  • Honda 2015 model range of entirely all-new and refreshed cars
  • Global premiere of Honda Project 2&4 powered by RC213V, modified for public road use, showcasing Honda’s uniquely creative engineering
  • Honda UNI-CUB β to make its German debut

The 2015 Frankfurt Motor Show underlines an important year for Honda and will see the brand presenting its new model range of entirely refreshed and all-new cars displayed together. Alongside the new line-up, Honda will also showcase design concepts and advanced technologies, all demonstrating Honda’s unique creativity in meeting the personal mobility challenges of today and the future.

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Monday, August 24, 2015

GAZOO Racing : World champions go ring racing

GAZOO Racing TS040 

World Champions Toyota GAZOO Racing will make the short journey south to participate in the fourth round of the World Endurance Championship, the Six Hours of Nürburgring.

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Sunday, August 23, 2015

2015 Formula 1 : Hamilton wins Belgian Grand Prix

2015 F1 Belgian Grand Prix Champion : Lewis Hamilton #44 Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team

Lewis Hamilton has extended his lead in the 2015 Formula 1 World Championship standings with a commanding lights-to-flag victory over Nico Rosberg in the Belgian Grand Prix, while Sebastian Vettel suffered his first non-score of the year after a dramatic late tyre blowout

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Saturday, August 22, 2015

Honda BR-V Prototype Makes World Premiere at GAIKINDO Indonesia International Auto Show 2015

Honda BR-V Prototype

The Honda BR-V Prototype officially made its world debut at the GAIKINDO Indonesia International Auto Show (GIIAS) 2015. This new generation crossover utility vehicle features the combination of an SUV appearance and handling and great utility and the spacious cabin of an MPV. Powered by a 1.5 liter i-VTEC engine with either a new 6-speed manual transmission or a continuously variable transmission (CVT), it enhances both driving performance and fuel economy. The much-awaited Honda BR-V is scheduled to be marketed first in Indonesia in early 2016, followed by other countries. 

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