BMW premieres the new 5th generation of the M5 "a bold business car that at the push of a button turns into a sports car."
The new generation brings a high-revving 4.4-liter V8 engine with an M TwinPower Turbo package that delivers an impressive 560 hp at 6,000 – 7,000 rpm and a peak torque of 502 lb-ft from 1,500 rpm. The model will sprint from 0 to 60 mph in 4.4 seconds and, when the speed limiter is removed, is capable of hitting an impressive top speed of 190 mph. Despite these impressive performance numbers, the car will deliver an estimated fuel economy of 28.5 mpg.
The new BMW M5 will make its world debut this fall at the Frankfurt Motor Show. Sales will begin shortly after and prices will be announced at a later date.
For all interior and exterior details of this car check this link.
Finally the Mercedes-Benz reveals the new SLS AMG Roadster. The 6.3 liter turbo engine comes with 571 horsepower and is a beauty. While the SLS brought back to life the iconic 300 SL, the new SLS AMG Roadster is the convertible version of car and once again impresses. The compact fabric soft top of the SLS AMG Roadster opens and closes in just eleven seconds, and can be operated on the move at speeds up to 50 km/h.
The SLS AMG Roadster is fitted with a naturally aspirated eight-cylinder engine that produces the typical rumble of an AMG eight-cylinder engine.
The three-layered fabric soft top is a weight-optimized magnesium/steel/ aluminum construction, and is said to contribute to the car’s low center of gravity.
Boot capacity is 173 liters with the roof either open or closed, and is similar to that of the SLS AMG Coupe, which is 176 liters.
The roadster is open for booking from June 1, with its market launch in the autumn 2011. The selling price is 195,160 euros.
On April 18th, 2011, Volkswagen unveiled the third generation of their iconic Beetle in New York. This is a post I dedicate to my sister who loves this car so much, I am sure she will enjoy skimming through the photos. Below are the details taken from Volkswagen site of this beautiful car.
The Beetle story began in the United States in 1949; the 2012 Beetle continues that story for a new generation. Redesigned for only the second time in history, the all-new Beetle is a modern interpretation of the iconic Beetle design, complete with enhanced performance and fun-to-drive dynamics that define the Volkswagen driving experience.
German-engineered with no compromises, the 2012 Beetle offers the dynamic, fun-to-drive handling that defines the Volkswagen driving experience. In addition to a sportier, retro look, the 2012 Beetle will offer such now-expected amenities as Bluetooth, touch-screen radio, branded audio systems, navigation and ambient lighting. It also offers premium options such as an available panoramic sunroof, Fender Premium audio system, 18- or 19-inch wheels, keyless access and more.
Restored. Reimagined. Reborn.
The Singer Concept 911 attempts to channel the spirit of the delicate 1960’s original, the race bred chic of the ‘70’s longhoods, the ‘80’s bomb-proof solidity and the power and sophistication of the 964/993 series: a single jewel-like form that represents and celebrates the golden era of the world’s most important cars. However it features carbon fiber body, new powerful engines, and wheels inspired by the 60’s and a functional new premium interior.
The Geneva Motorshow taking place from March 3-13 2011 will showcase many “stars” as they called them. This year BMW MINI introduces the Rocketman, the smallest vehicle the brand has produced since 1959. The MINI has to be one of my favorite cars.
For their one millionth fan milestone on Facebook, German automaker Porsche thought of celebrating by coming out with a special exhibition inside the Porsche Museum in Stuttgart solely dedicated to a unique custom-made 2011 Porsche 911 GT3 R Hybrid . Starting February 11, 2011, the Porsche museum will be presenting a Porsche 911 GT3 R Hybrid adorned with the signatures of more than 27,000 Porsche Facebook fans.
The 911 GT3 R Hybrid was chosen for this extraordinary signature-gathering campaign because it impressively embodies the future of motorsport – with Porsche Intelligent Performance.
Starting at the Paul Smith Las Vegas shop in Crystals City Center, travelling over to The Melrose Shop in Los Angeles and finally ending in Greene Street, New York.
The Paris Motor Show kicks off today but will be open to the public on October 2nd, 2010, but here is a glimpse of what to expect from car manufacturers worldwide featuring over 300 models from 20 countries at the Porte de Versailles exhibition center.
Over 100 world premiers are promised by the global car manufacturers to be revealed in this 2-week biennial international event.