Monthly Archive: November 2016

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2016 Chevrolet Chevelle Slammer Concept

2016 Chevrolet Chevelle Slammer Concept  Chevrolet Chevelle Slammer concept combines hot-rod style with modern performance and technology, with the all-new LT376/535 crate engine, controllers and SuperMatic 4L75-E automatic transmission. 2016 Chevrolet Chevelle Slammer Concept  The LT376/535 crate engine and SuperMatic 4L75-E transmission are offered as a Connect & Cruise package from Chevrolet Performance that includes the controllers and harnesses. 2016 Chevrolet Chevelle Slammer Concept  The 2017 Chevrolet Performance catalog features the new LT376/535 along with the industry’s widest range of crate engines, including Chevrolet Small-Block, Big-Block, LS- and LT-Series engines. 2016 Chevrolet Chevelle Slammer Concept  From every angle, the Chevrolet...

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2017 Mini John Cooper Works Rally

2017 Mini John Cooper Works Rally  The introduction of the all-new MINI John Cooper Works Rally underlines MINI Motorsport’s long-term commitment to its involvement in motorsport especially in the arena of rally-raid and the FIA World Cup, the legendary Dakar Rally and the latest long-distance endurance challenge of the Silk Way Rally. 2017 Mini John Cooper Works Rally  The 2017 MINI John Cooper Works Rally is an exciting new development from MINI and X-raid and destined to repeat race success achieved so far. 2017 Mini John Cooper Works Rally  Based on the all-new MINI Countryman, its sporting dynamics readily provided...

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2016 Chevrolet Colorado ZH2 Concept

2016 Chevrolet Colorado ZH2 Concept  Standing more than 6½ feet tall and more than seven feet wide, the Colorado ZH2 was built on a stretched midsize pickup chassis. 2016 Chevrolet Colorado ZH2 Concept   Reinforced inside and out, the ZH2 rides on 37-inch tires and a specially modified suspension that helps the vehicle climb over and descend all manner of terrain. 2016 Chevrolet Colorado ZH2 Concept  The U.S. Army will test the Colorado ZH2 in extreme field conditions next year to determine the viability of hydrogen-powered vehicles on military missions. 2016 Chevrolet Colorado ZH2 Concept  The Colorado ZH2 features an...

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2017 Subaru BRZ

2017 Subaru BRZ  The BRZ’s 2.0-liter flat-four has less internal friction and increased airflow, resulting in a small uptick in output of 5 horsepower and 5 lb-ft of torque, for new totals of 205 and 156. 2017 Subaru BRZ  Aided by slightly shorter gearing, acceleration is claimed to be improved—at least with the standard six-speed manual gearbox. 2017 Subaru BRZ  Neither the higher output nor the different gearing applies to cars with the optional six-speed automatic transmission, but buyers who choose the automatic on this coupe probably won’t mind anyway. 2017 Subaru BRZ  Subaru also applied some tuning changes to...

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2017 Audi Q5

2017 Audi Q5  The Q5 pleases in every way, blending ample utility with a compliant chassis and all-weather chops. 2017 Audi Q5  Powertrains include a 220-hp turbo four, a supercharged 272-hp V-6, and an efficient—if pricey—hybrid. 2017 Audi Q5  An eight-speed automatic is standard, as is all-wheel drive. 2017 Audi Q5  Also standard are Audi’s MMI infotainment system and a sunroof—welcome features in an upscale cabin. 2017 Audi Q5

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2017 Land Rover Discovery

2017 Land Rover Discovery  The Mk5 Discovery is 4,970mm long – or around 14 centimetres longer than the fourth generation car – but sits slightly lower, with a roofline of 1,846mm, compared with the outgoing model’s 1,912mm. 2017 Land Rover Discovery  The Discovery’s switch to Land Rover’s aluminium construction slashes around 480kg from the car’s weight. 2017 Land Rover Discovery  This, in turn, has allowed Land Rover to plumb in additional safety kit, plusher materials and greater soundproofing – as well as introducing Jaguar Land Rover’s Ingenium 2.0-litre four-cylinder diesel to the line-up. 2017 Land Rover Discovery  The four-pot Discovery...

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2017 Ford Fusion V6 Sport

2017 Ford Fusion V6 Sport  Dropping in a 2.7-liter twin-turbo V-6 borrowed from the F-150 and the Edge Sport between the Fusion’s front fenders vaults this sedan to 325 horsepower and a husky 380 lb-ft of torque, making it the first modern mid-size family sedan to snap the 300-hp leash. 2017 Ford Fusion V6 Sport   That’s an excellent start—but the Fusion development team kept their heads down to deliver a well-rounded package to support the newfound horsepower. 2017 Ford Fusion V6 Sport  The six-speed automatic is a heavier-duty unit controlled by paddles attached to the leather-wrapped steering wheel. 2017...

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2017 Ford Kuga

2017 Ford Kuga  The 2017 Ford Kuga SUV will be powered by a number of engines. 2017 Ford Kuga  Ford has introduced a new diesel engine to the drive-train lineup. 2017 Ford Kuga  The new unit is a 1.5 L TDCi which is offered with FWD. 2017 Ford Kuga  The new engine will improve the vehicle’s fuel economy by 5% to 64.2 mpg on combined drives without compromising on power output.  The engine produces 118 hp. 2017 Ford Kuga

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2017 Cadillac CT6 Plug-In Hybrid

2017 Cadillac CT6 Plug-In Hybrid  Advanced plug-in hybrid technology enables the luxury sedan to reward drivers with environmentally conscious driving without compromising on performance. 2017 Cadillac CT6 Plug-In Hybrid  The CT6 Plug-In Hybrid system is designed to provide responsive, all-electric driving for most daily commutes, while maximizing fuel efficiency by providing blended power from the engine and battery at higher speeds and higher loads. 2017 Cadillac CT6 Plug-In Hybrid  All-electric range for the CT6 Plug-In Hybrid is an estimated 30 miles. 2017 Cadillac CT6 Plug-In Hybrid  However, the car’s combination of efficient engine and battery power enables drivers the freedom...

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2017 Mercedes-Benz S650 Cabriolet Maybach

2017 Mercedes-Benz S650 Cabriolet Maybach  The cabin works nautical themes lifted in part from the Mercedes-Benz Style Arrow 460-Granturismo yacht. 2017 Mercedes-Benz S650 Cabriolet Maybach  Perforations in the leather seats evoke waterfalls. 2017 Mercedes-Benz S650 Cabriolet Maybach   The “Flowing Lines” trim ornamenting the seats comes two different colors depending on the exterior hue; either “Piano lacquer” black with the Zircon Red or Magnolia Nut Brown with the other two options. 2017 Mercedes-Benz S650 Cabriolet Maybach  Buyers will find profuse badging in embroidered, embossed, and inlaid varieties, as well as chrome-plated “1 of 300” lettering in several places like the...

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2017 Porsche Panamera Executive

2017 Porsche Panamera Executive  The interior has been completely restyled – and nevertheless remains typically Porsche. 2017 Porsche Panamera Executive   The centre console ascends towards the front. The dashboard is flat and conspicuously wide. 2017 Porsche Panamera Executive  The silhouette and proportions of the new Panamera models are more Porsche than ever. Clearly perceived rounded transitions, powerful muscles and a sharpened sports car silhouette emphasise the precision of the new design. 2017 Porsche Panamera Executive  Getting more power from an engine is worthwhile only when you know where it needs to go. And how quickly and effectively. The latest...

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2017 Infiniti Q60

2017 Infiniti Q60  Every aspect of the Q60 Coupe’s luxurious interior has been thoughtfully designed for comfort, elegance and intuitive function. 2017 Infiniti Q60  Daring curves, deep creases, and flowing lines intensify Q60’s low, wide, powerful stance. 2017 Infiniti Q60  Every time you get in, you’ll appreciate the flexible doorstop that can hold open in most any position. 2017 Infiniti Q60  Infiniti’s innovative Forward Emergency Braking with pedestrian detection not only measures the distance between you and the vehicle in front of you as well as the speed of both vehicles – it now also may help detect pedestrians, helping...

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2017 Mercedes-Benz GLE43 AMG [US]

2017 Mercedes-Benz GLE43 AMG [US]  Mercedes-Benz USA announced the 2017 AMG GLE43 SUV, the ninth model in its new line of AMG 43 performance vehicles. 2017 Mercedes-Benz GLE43 AMG [US]   Replacing the GLE400 by early 2017 as a more performance-oriented variant, the 2017 GLE43 SUV is a companion model to the GLE43 Coupe. 2017 Mercedes-Benz GLE43 AMG [US]  The GLE43 SUV features a 362 hp AMG-enhanced 3.0L V6 biturbo powertrain in a roomy five-passenger SUV package. 2017 Mercedes-Benz GLE43 AMG [US]  Beginning as an independent tuner and racer of Mercedes-Benz vehicles and now an integral part of Daimler AG,...

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2018 Ford EcoSport [USA]

2018 Ford EcoSport [USA]  It’s no surprise to see Ford, a company known for its big trucks and SUVs, going small by bringing the tiny EcoSport stateside. 2018 Ford EcoSport [USA]  Compact SUV sales have exploded into a feeding frenzy over the last few years and are continuing to grow. 2018 Ford EcoSport [USA]  Ford needs to compete at this small scale to remain competitive. 2018 Ford EcoSport [USA]  The EcoSport features styling cues that are a blend of the Ford Fiesta and Ford Escape — which is sort of what the EcoSport is, really. 2018 Ford EcoSport [USA]

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2018 Alfa Romeo Stelvio Quadrifoglio

2018 Alfa Romeo Stelvio Quadrifoglio  Named after a famous winding pass in the Italian Alps, the Stelvio is perfect for carving up canyons. 2018 Alfa Romeo Stelvio Quadrifoglio  A turbo 2.0-liter four makes 280 hp and pairs with an eight-speed automatic and all-wheel drive. 2018 Alfa Romeo Stelvio Quadrifoglio   For more power, the Quadrifoglio flaunts a 505-hp 2.9-liter turbo V-6; an adaptive suspension is standard. 2018 Alfa Romeo Stelvio Quadrifoglio  Alfa claims a zero-to-60 time of 3.9 seconds. Inside, the Stelvio offers an optional 900-watt Harman/Kardon audio system, but we’re pretty sure that sweet engine is all you’ll want...

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2017 Opel Ampera-e

2017 Opel Ampera-e  This is the new Opel Ampera-e, aka the Chevrolet Bolt. 2017 Opel Ampera-e  The pure-electric hatchback will sell under General Motors’ Opel nameplate in Europe, where it will do battle against local rivals such as the Mercedes-Benz B-Class Electric, Nissan Leaf and Renault Zoe. 2017 Opel Ampera-e  Interestingly, while it’s all but identical to North America’s Bolt, GM announced at the car’s Paris Motor Show introduction that the Ampera-e will receive an official mileage estimate of 500 kilometers. 2017 Opel Ampera-e  That’s around 311 miles per charge, substantially more than the 238-mile range quoted by General Motors...

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2017 Aston Martin Vanquish S

2017 Aston Martin Vanquish S  The Aston Martin Vanquish S has been officially unveiled packing 600 hp from its naturally-aspirated 6.0 litre V12 engine. 2017 Aston Martin Vanquish S  It is of course the same product evolution the original early-2000’s Vanquish experienced mid life. 2017 Aston Martin Vanquish S  Larger inlet manifolds allow a greater flow of air to the engine, improving throttle response and stronger power delivery. 2017 Aston Martin Vanquish S  Faster gearshifts are promised from the recalibrated 8-speed Touchtronic III transmission. 2017 Aston Martin Vanquish S

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2016 Mercedes-Benz Vision Maybach 6 Concept

2016 Mercedes-Benz Vision Maybach 6 Concept  The Vision Mercedes-Maybach 6, which measures almost six metres in length, is designed as an electric car. The drive system has an output of 550 kW (750 hp). 2016 Mercedes-Benz Vision Maybach 6 Concept  The shallow underfloor battery allows a range of over 500 kilometres according to the NEDC (over 200 miles according to EPA). 2016 Mercedes-Benz Vision Maybach 6 Concept  As you’d expect from a Mercedes-badged concept car, the Vision 6 features a massive amount of new technology to go with the wild design, as well as a fuel-efficient drivetrain built around at...