Sunday, August 31, 2014

The new BMW M4 Convertible

2015 BMW M4 Convertible

The arrival of the new BMW M4 Convertible (fuel consumption combined: 9.1–8.7  l/100 km [31–32.5 mpg imp]; CO2  emissions combined: 213–203 g/km) sees BMW M GmbH making another alluring addition to its legendary high-performance sports car line-up. The new M4 Convertible replicates the performance figures of the new BMW M3 Sedan (fuel consumption combined: 8.8–8.3  l/100 km [32.1–34.0 mpg imp]; CO2 emissions combined: 204–194 g/km) and the new BMW M4 Coupe (fuel consumption combined: 8.8–8.3  l/100 km [32.1–34.0 mpg imp]; CO2 emissions combined: 204–194 g/km), but emphasises its stylish and distinctive appearance through  its individual character and places the fascination of sporty and dynamic open-top driving at centre stage. The new model finds BMW M GmbH drawing inspiration from a long tradition: BMW’s high-performance sports car for track and road is entering its fifth generationin open-top form with this new chapter in its history headed “M4 Convertible”.

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Friday, August 29, 2014

Quality and technology leap for third-generation Kia Sorento


  • Sophisticated new design for third-generation Kia Sorento
  • All-new bodyshell improves ride, handling and crash safety
  • Improvements to NVH and a step-change in interior quality and design
  • European premiere scheduled for 2 October at Paris Motor Show

August 28, 2014 - Delivering a premium look and feel the all-new Kia Sorento, unveiled in Korea today, blends style, practicality and technology, which builds on the success of the outgoing model. The new Sorento's smoother, swept-back profile and deeply sculpted surfaces introduce a higher level of sophistication for the third-generation model, with more space and numerous innovative features.

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The 2-series Coupé by AC Schnitzer: Extensive Tuning Program ensures High Performance in the new 2-series

AC Schnitzer 2-series Coupé

August 28, 2014 - In March this year, the Bavarian company elevated its 1-series coupé to the new 2-series. For the tuning experts at AC Schnitzer, the work was just beginning: they have now developed an extensive tuning range for the BMW 2-series coupé which should satisfy even the most sophisticated drivers "beyond the standard".

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Thursday, August 28, 2014

Little Twingo is back

2015 Renault TWINGO

Renault has taken the bold step of re-inventing Twingo to rekindle the unique spirit that made the original stand out from the crowd. Twenty years after the launch of the first model, the third-generation Twingo has been revisited from A to Z. The result is a fun, ultra-manoeuvrable city car and the return of the original’s cheerful expression, all in a colourful and comprehensively personalisable package.

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Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Suzuki to unveil new Vitara at 2014 Paris Motor Show

2015 Suzuki VITARA

At the 2014 Paris Motor Show, Suzuki Motor Corporation will hold the global premiere of its all-new small and stylish SUV model. ‎

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Renault SPORT R.S.01 : A racing car of spectacular design built for performance

Renault SPORT R.S.01

Renault is restating its passion for motor sports with the Renault Sport R.S. 01, a racing car of spectacular styling and exceptional performance. With a design inspired by the world of concept cars and governed by an absolute pursuit of aerodynamic downforce, Renault Sport

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World premiere: The all-new Volvo XC90

The all-new Volvo XC90 World Premiere at Artipelag in Stockholm, Sweden

STOCKHOLM, Sweden : August 26, 2014 - Months of speculation ended today after Volvo Cars unveiled its all-new Volvo XC90, delivering on its promise to introduce a visually striking, premium quality seven-seat SUV with world leading safety features, new powertrain technologies, an unrivalled combination of power and fuel efficiency and a superlative interior finish.

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Monday, August 25, 2014

Toyota GT86 CS-R3 celebrated a successful debut at Rally Germany

Toyota GT86 CS-R3

COLOGNE : August 25, 2014 - The Toyota GT86 CS-R3 has celebrated a successful debut: As part of the ADAC Rally Germany Trier around the rally version of the Toyota GT86 easily completed its first endurance test.
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Subaru Launches All-New "WRX S4" in Japan

2015 Subaru WRX S4 2.0GT-S EyeSight (Japanese specs.)

TOKYO, August 25, 2014 - Fuji Heavy Industries Ltd. (FHI), the manufacturer of Subaru automobiles, has introduced the Subaru "WRX S4" in Japan. Subaru's all-new sports sedan goes on sale today at Subaru dealers throughout Japan.

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Subaru Launches All-New "WRX STI" in Japan

2015 SUBARU WRX STI Type S - Japanese Version

TOKYO, August 25, 2014 - Fuji Heavy Industries Ltd. (FHI), the manufacturer of Subaru automobiles, has introduced the all-new Subaru "WRX STI" in Japan. Subaru's high-performance sedan goes on sale today at Subaru dealers throughout Japan.

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Sunday, August 24, 2014

2014 WRC : First win for Neuville and Hyundai

2014 WRC :  Rallye Deutschland  winners : Thierry Neuville(BEL) with Nicolas Gilsoul(BEL) 
Hyundai i20 WRC, #7 Hyundai Motorsport             

August 24, 2014 : Thierry Neuville bounces back from his massive shakedown crash to take his first win in the WRC and the first for the new Hyundai World Rally Team.

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2014 Formula 1 : Ricciardo wins Belgian Grand Prix

2014 F1 - Belgian Grand Prix Winner : Daniel Ricciardo (AUS) #3  Redbull racing RB10

Spa-Francorchamps, Belgium : August 24, 2014 - Daniel Ricciardo says Red Bull has the top speed to challenge Williams and Ferrari in the Belgian Grand Prix.

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Thursday, August 14, 2014

Do a double take with second stunning Toyota FT-1 Sports car concept

Toyota FT-1 Concept

  •     Saddle Leather Interior Communicates Premium, Sporty Feel
  •     Superhero Inspiration in Performance Leather and Details
  •     Ultra High-Performance Race Version Coming Virtually to Gran Turismo® 6

TORRANCE, Calif. : August 14, 2014) – Proof that its beauty lies on the inside and out, Toyota revealed today a second interior styling and exterior color for an upscale interpretation of its sensational FT-1 sports car concept. Developed by Calty Design Research in Newport Beach, California, the concept vehicle’s graphite exterior paint and light, saddle-colored leather went on display for the first time at the Gordon McCall’s Motorworks Revival gala held on California’s Monterey Peninsula.

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TOYOTA launches FT-1 Vision Gran Turismo for PlayStation®

Toyota FT-1 Vision Gran Turismo

  • Following the excitement of the FT-1 release in the Gran Turismo 6 game, the CALTY design team from Toyota’s North American Design branch has taken their dream one step further in creating the ultimate race car, the FT-1 Vision Gran Turismo in PlayStation®.

BRUSSELS, Belgium : August 14, 2014 -  The designers’ original intention in designing the FT-1 was to appeal to the die-hard car guys. In the same way, the FT-1 Vision GranTurismo is designed for the die-hard Gran Turismo fans. The designers focused on keeping the FT-1 Vision Gran Turismo authentic for the racetracks of the game to increase their drive enjoyment.
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Tuesday, August 12, 2014

All-new XC90 will be the first Volvo built on the company’s new Scalable Product Architecture

2015 Volvo XC90

August 12, 2014 - Volvo’s all-new XC90 – which will be launched in two weeks’ time in Stockholm – will be the first car in its range to be built on the Scalable Product Architecture (SPA) modular chassis technology developed in-house.

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Monday, August 11, 2014

Track-Focused 650S Sprint to make global premiere at 2014 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance

2015 McLaren 650S Sprint

August 11, 2014 - McLaren GT has today confirmed that it will premiere its latest model at this year’s Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance, with the wraps set to come off the track-only 650S Sprint. The stripped-out racer will make its global debut alongside a number of other models from McLaren Automotive, and completes the brand’s display with four global debuts planned for the Californian event, including the McLaren P1™ GTR.

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Kia reveals first official photos of third generation Sorento

2015 KIA Sorento

First photos of the all-new Kia Sorento released today confirm that the third generation of the popular SUV will feature a striking, more mature appearance, with bold, swept-back styling and sophisticated surface detailing.

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Thursday, August 7, 2014

Dynamic enhancements for Aston Martin Vanquish and Rapide S

2015 Aston Martin Vanquish

August 7, 2014 - Aston Martin has revealed details of a raft of important enhancements to two of the brand’s most popular and successful sports cars: the Vanquish ultimate GT and Rapide S four-door, four-seat, sports car.

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Tuesday, August 5, 2014

McLaren special operations returns to Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance to showcase the latest models

MSO 650S Spider

Aug 5, 2014 - Three years after launching at the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance, McLaren Special Operations (MSO) will return to the fairway of the 18th hole at the famous Pebble Beach automotive weekend with unique examples of the McLaren P1™ and the recently launched MSO 650S Spider.

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Premiere: Mercedes-Benz S 600 Guard - Special protection to the highest standards

New Mercedes-Benz S 600 Guard

STUTTGART : August 5, 2014 – Mercedes-Benz has updated its range of special protection models with the new S 600 Guard based on the new S-Class. The S 600 Guard provides all-round protection to the level of resistance class VR9 (both in transparent and non-transparent areas). With first-class comfort, an outstanding AIRMATIC suspension, powerful V12 engine, intelligent driver assistance systems and unrestricted day-to-day suitability, the new flagship Guard model sets an unprecedented new standard in this segment, seamlessly continuing the long tradition of armoured special protection models from Mercedes-Benz.

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Premium look and luxury features for cabin of 3rd generation Kia Sorento

All-new KIA Sorento - Interior design sketch

Kia's flagship SUV the Sorento will feature dramatic quality improvements at its launch next year.

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Monday, August 4, 2014

2014 WRC : Finnish celebrations – Volkswagen driver Latvala triumphs in WRC home event

2014 Rally Finland winners :  Jari-Matti Latvala / Miikka Anttila : Volkswagen Motorsport - Volkswagen POLO R WRC

A great day for Jari-Matti Latvala and Miikka Anttila, a great day for Volkswagen, and a great day for Finland: for the first time in four years, a Finnish duo triumphed in their home event in the FIA World Rally Championship (WRC), giving their compatriots reason to celebrate with abandon. Latvala/Anttila won ‘their’ rally in the Polo R WRC in what proved to be a veritable thriller all the way to the finishing line, clinching victory over their teammates Sébastien Ogier/Julien Ingrassia (F/F) by just 3.6 seconds. Volkswagen’s excellent team success in the toughest rally of the year was rounded off by Andreas Mikkelsen/Ola Fløene (N/N) finishing in fourth place overall. Volkswagen has therefore equalled its best team result to date in the WRC, which it set at Rally Argentina in May. The rally known as ‘Formula 1 in the forest’ marks the twelfth consecutive rally win for the Wolfsburg-based team, and is also its eighth win in the current season. Ahead of Rally Germany, Volkswagen therefore has match balls to clinch all three WRC championship titles – for the manufacturer, the driver and the co-driver.

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2014 DTM : Marco Wittmann extends points’ lead with third season win

2014 DTM - SPIELBERG winner : Marco Wittmann, BMW Team RMG - BMW M4 DTM

SPIELBERG, Austria : August 3, 2014 - BMW driver Marco Wittmann emerged as the winner from an action-packed DTM race at Red Bull Ring. With his BMW M4 DTM, the 24-year-old won the sixth season round from his fellow BMW driver Augusto Farfus and Timo Glock. Martin Tomczyk completed the success for BMW by finishing fourth. “I had a very bad start, which made the early stage of the race not particularly easy for me. I had to stay cool and I saved my tyres. There was plenty of action in front of me, but I didn’t see to much of it. I was just really lucky,” a satisfied Wittmann said. In total, 47,500 fans attended the race weekend in Austria.

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Saturday, August 2, 2014

Alfa Romeo 155 V6 Ti DTM stars on the Zandvoort circuit

1993 Alfa Romeo 155 V6 Ti DTM @ Alfa Romeo 155 V6 Ti DTM

  • "Spettacolo Sportivo", the largest gathering of Alfa Romeo cars organised in Europe, will be held 23 and 24 August in Zandvoort (Netherlands)
  • Star of the event will be the 155 V6 Ti from the Alfa Romeo Historic Collection, winner in the DTM Championship in 1993 with the drivers Alessandro Nannini and Nicola Larini, the latter also the first in the Drivers Championship with no fewer than 10 wins out of 20 races
  • Two rare examples of the Giulietta Spider - an 'America prototype' and a 'Bertone' - that pay homage to the iconic model that will be celebrating its 60th anniversary this year will also be present
  • To confirm the common thread that binds historic cars and models currently in production, the captivating and multi-award-winning Alfa Romeo 4C will also be taking part in the event

The event "Spettacolo Sportivo", the largest gathering of Alfa Romeo cars organised in Europe, will take place on 23 and 24 August in the Netherlands. In keeping with tradition, the event is being organised by the Dutch club of the SCARB (Stichting Club Alfa Romeo Bezitters), and will be hosted at the motoring circuit of Zandvoort, which is located in the vicinity of the small town by the same name on the Dutch coast of the North Sea.

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