2014

Subaru BRZ STi

Subaru has just released teasers for the upcoming Subaru BRZ with the STi performance treatment. There was a concept of the BRZ at the Los Angelos Auto Show two years ago, but who knows what they've changed? Those who are living in the west coast of the US, you can get a chance to see it this November at the same venue.

Spark-Renault Formula E


It all starts from a Dallara-designed monocoque chassis that is constructed out of carbon fiber and aluminum. Spark industry is set to develop a car, in collaboration with Renault, which will debut on 10th of September at IAA Frankfurt. The car features a distinct design and unique Michelin tires which are said to last the entire race.

The power comes from McLaren which features an electric powertrain that can develop up to 270 bhp, but will be limited at 180 bhp during races. Drivers can use a 'Push-to-Pass' system which temporary allows the car to boost to full potential. 

Audi A3 Receives Upgrades

It appears that Audi UK will be making some cool changes to their Audi A3 models, which includes a more reliant diesel-fueled engine and LED lights. Sounds very promising!

First US Car To Have A Nine-Speed Transmission: 2015 Mercedes-Benz CLS Class

You read that title right! For those of you who are living in the US, the first nine-speed transmission vehicle will be soon available to a Mercedes-Benz dealership near you. A company insider has reported that the 2015 Mercedes-Benz CLS Class will be receiving this new transmission system. It will most likely be the first of its kind next year, but Mercedes-Benz will surely and slowly add the nine-speed transmission to more models. 

Volkswagen Golf Variant with 4Motion

Volkswagen has suprised us with a new all-wheel drive system dubbed as 4Motion back in 2012. It promises to deliver full traction control to the car, even in the worst types of situations. It does this by successfully distributing power to all four wheels as needed. 4Motion will be featured in the new Volksagen Golf Variant which was reavealed not too long ago.

This AWD system will be included on models with the 1.6 liter TDI and the 2.0 liter TDI engines. The Golf Variant with 4Motion will average 4.5 L per 100km or 4.8 L per 100km depending on which engine you choose.

Sounds good? The Golf Variant 4Motion is available to purchase right now and starts at about 24,400 euro or roughly $32,000.

MINI Vision Concept


The Vision Concept has been designed to preview next gen Cooper, that will probably be announced towards the end of the year and it's meant to blend the old with new in aestethics.

In the front, there's a new, more aerodynamic bumper, with hexagonal grille, new LED headlights, which also work as DRL. Along the side there's a "organo metal" line, which blends the sideskirts with window frame. In the back there's a roof mounting spoiler and a central dual-exhaust. The tails are bigger, inspired from the Paceman,

Lotus Given Another Chance

Lotus has been struggling financially for quite a bit now, but the auto company was given new life. DRB-Hicom, a company fully integrated in the automotive business, recently invested over 100M GBP to keep Lotus in the game. It sure was a right move for DRB-Hicom as profits increased since that period. Production has been stepped-up by 40 cars per month. Keep in mind that Lotus has sold on 80 cars in total during the year of 2012. That's a huge jump!

Details are still very vague, but the managing director of DRB, Taj Sri Mohd Khamil Jamil, recently told the media that "We have cleaned up and we are moving ahead." It is also said that Lotus will be going through a three-year reconstruction program. All this is very promising for the future of Lotus. 

2014 BMW 4 Series Coupe M Performance


Recently revealed during an event in Lisbon, Portugal, the 4 Series Coupe wearing the M Performance kit, is hot!

It covers performance parts as well, as a matter of fact, car is on LSD, not the psychedelic drug, but the car has been finally fitted with a Limited Slip Differential. The LSD will be a clutch type unit and feature a 30% lockup. LSD may be offered for other models eventually, depending on how well it sells for the 4 Series.

AMG Mercedes S63 - first look

After seeing the first glimpse of the new S63 AMG "accidently" in the video showcasing the new S-Class, Mercedes-Benz now officially started teasing the new S63 AMG.

In the video below you can see the new front fascia, some parts of the interior and for a short period of time, even the whole body.

As the front dashboard says, S63 AMG will be powered by a V8 biturbo producing around 557 HP. Along with the beast engine, 7-speed AMG Speedshift gearbox and AWD will be included in the package. 

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