Mercedes-Benz has just introduced a special edition of premium car, S-Class Coupe. Available to order starting January 9 as 4Matic S400, S500, and S500 4Matic, Evening Edition has a distinctive radiator grille with a single louver in high-gloss black, and the same finish for the mirror caps and side inserts in the side sill panels.
2017 Mercedes-Benz S-Class Coupe Night Edition Exterior
In addition, the Coupe bespoke fitted with AMG front and rear aprons as standard and 20-inch AMG multi-spoke light-alloy wheels painted black, badge ‘Evening Edition’ on the front wing, illuminated door sills with Mercedes-Benz letters and optional selenite Magno gray paint.
2017 Mercedes-Benz S-Class Coupe Night Edition Interior
Inside, customers can get leather seats, Nappa leather or leather AMG Nappa leather in black / black or optional gray crystal / black, saddle brown / black or Bengal red / black, high-gloss black poplar wood trim and AMG sports steering wheel Nappa leather with ‘Evening Edition’ engraved.
2017 Mercedes-Benz S-Class Coupe Night Edition Engine
S400 4Matic Coupe uses a 3.0-liter V6 that produces 367 HP and 500 Nm (369 lb-ft) of torque, while the Coupe S500 and S500 4Matic Coupe benefits from a 4.7-liter V8, which is rated at 455 HP and 700 Nm (516 lb- ft) of torque.
Mercedes-Benz will bring all three variants for the European market from April, while US shipments will begin in August, with prices to be announced closer to that date.
2017 Mercedes-Benz S-Class Coupe Night Edition Specification and Performance
2017 Mercedes-Benz S-Class Coupe Night Edition Gallery
The Nissan started production of the new generation of Micra, at its plant in Flins, France, with the production of Micra to return to Europe after a break of seven years. Deliveries of the model will begin in European key markets in mid February, while the rest will follow in March.
The start of production marks the beginning of a new chapter in the success story that stretches back more than three decades. First launched in Europe in 1983, the Micra is one of the most known names world model with global sales of more than seven million cars. The all-new version – the fifth generation – to see it return to the heart of the European B-segment hatchback.
The new Micra was presented to the public last September on the sidelines of the Paris exhibition and stands of the largest size, which translates into more interior. Now has a wider range of downsized engines with new platform and a complete package of technological innovative safety features.
Paul Willcox, Chairman, Nissan Europe, commented: “The start of production for the all-new Micra is a moment to be celebrated, embodying the spirit of co-operation which exists throughout the Renault-Nissan Alliance.”
He added: “We have taken the European compact car segment to a new level by focusing on what customers really want today and expect tomorrow. The all-new Nissan Micra is an exceptional car, characterised by its expressive design, uplifting interior and confident drive.”
The new Nissan Micra is quite simply a revolution. This is a radical development of the model it replaces, and a trio of highly successful Superminis which dates back to the debut of Micra in Europe 34 years ago.
The new Micra is longer, wider and lower than before. Has been conceived, designed and engineered with customer requirements in Europe ‘at the top of the agenda.
Key to the appeal is athletic and expressive exterior design of the car, moving Micra plate name in a bold new direction. Contemporary look and feel of premium continues inside, with a high-quality cabin that offers a two-tone soft-touch materials as standard across the range.
The new Nissan Micra is also a technology leader, with a host of new features not only for the Micra but new to the segment. It includes Smart Lane Intervention, a security system that gently corrects Micra back to the right way should it be required.
Also unique is the Personal BOSE audio system, featuring speakers are built into the entire head driver for exceptional 360 ° sound experience. The new Micra is available with a variety of personalization options, modify the exterior and interior with premium components in a variety of stylish colors and contemporary.
It is also a fantastic car to drive, with dynamic performance that is a perfect balance between agility, excitement and a feeling of security that comes with confident handling and predictable. Three engines are available – two petrols and diesel.
Midsize car that offers a driving experience mainly engaged mostly found in premium brands, but when the all-new Opel Insignia Grand Sport hits the market in early 2017, the enthusiastic driver will need to adjust their orientation.
Opel is only one month after the presentation of the new Insignia Grand Sport, introduced the four-wheel drive version. The four-wheel drive Insignia instead has a classic different rear axle, Opel posts the Twinster, a dual clutch system, combined with torque vectoring and is smart enough to send the torque or in one or both rear wheels, depending on the circumstances.
“The new generation Opel Insignia sets new benchmarks for midsize automobiles” says William F. Bertagni, Vice President Vehicle Engineering Europe. “Torque vectoring represents the state-of-the-art in transmitting power to the road. The new Insignia with torque vectoring all-wheel drive matches the best in the industry when it comes to ‘fun-to-drive’.”
All-wheel drive and torque vectoring is the best way to put a high power to the road – be it wet, dry, icy or covered in snow. But the additional weight and complexity of a conventional torque vectoring system prevents them meet Opel’s high standards of performance and efficiency.
The AWD system is combined with the new 8 speed automatic transmission, with rear multi-link suspension, with FlexRide have three operating modes (Standard, Tour and Sport). It can send a large amount of torque to the rear axle, with Opel to withhold the percentage, by regulating Twinster be done electronically through sensors.
Torque Vectoring also contributes to security by controlling the torque distribution in accordance with changes in throttle position, steering angle and the road surface, so that the amount of yaw damping. This use of intelligent distribution of torque – also known as “yaw damping” – results in a neutral vehicle behavior, making the car more stable and controllable for the driver.
If for some reason the 750 horsepower of the Lamborghini Aventador SV seem few, the Mcchip-DKR has a way to add a few more in the atmospheric V12 engine of the absolute “bull”.
Thus, by reprogramming the brain and the replacement of catalysts, the tuners managed to pull out of the 6.5-liter naturally aspirated engine 792 horsepower and 731 Nm torque. That is an increase of 42 hp and 41 Nm of torque, with the cost of conversion to amounts to € 11,990. upgrade it certainly does not come cheap, but the price of used Aventador SVs hovering above $ 500,000, its just pocket change for owners.
Lamborghini Aventador SV by Mcchip-DKR Performance
The tuner, Mcchip-DKR not announced the new performance numbers, but logic says it will be slightly better, when the factory for the 0-100 km / h of the Aventador SV takes only 2.8 seconds.
Mcchip-DKR does not offer a visual upgrade for the Italian supercar, but there is a wide market to choose from and, depending on the budget or personal taste, like a tuning company Novitec, Wheelsandmore, and Mansory has their own opinion about what the Aventador SV will look like. And if the carbon fiber is what you seek, then Vitesse AuDessus will be happy to apply the $ 40,000 + upgrade them.
Lamborghini Aventador SV by Mcchip-DKR Images Gallery
Bigger and roomier than its predecessor, the all-new 2018 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Coupe has been revealed online about a month before the debut in the flesh at the Detroit Auto Show in January.
While the board bearing the name of the E-Class Coupe is doing a good job of distinguishing itself from the sedan and estate stablemates proportions and coupé roof line dashing, but on the other hand, mimics the styling is very small two-door version of the C-class and S-class larger.
So much so, that unless you pay attention to certain details, such as the third side window, tail lights leaner and longer, dual power dome on the hood and softer and less pronounced side line, you could easily mistake it for the C-class Coupe.
2018 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Interior
There is no mistaking the interior though, as with the exception of a few small touches such as jet-inspired air vents, certain panels and ornaments, and individual rear seats are unique to the Coupe, the rest of the cabin comes from the other new E-Class models. It includes a 12.3-inch display is available for the twin instrument panel and infotainment system. Entry-level model combines two calling round with clusters of color 17.8cm screen (resolution of 1000 x 600 pixels) and a central display with a screen diagonal of 21.3 cm (960 x 540 pixels).
2018 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Exterior
With a length of 4,826 mm (190 in.), Width 1,860 mm (73.2 in.) And height 1,430 mm (56.3 in.), The new E-Class Coupé exceeds its predecessor in terms of length to 123mm (4.8 in), wide by 74mm (2.9 in.) and a height of 1.3 in. (32mm). Together with 113mm (4.4 in.) Longer wheelbase at 2,873mm (115.7 in.), Mercedes claims that the new E-Class Coupe offers more space for all passengers.
2018 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Specification
At launch, Mercedes has confirmed four models for the European market, including the 194PS (191hp) E220d with a 2.0L inline-four diesel, the 184PS (181hp) E200 and 245PS (242hp) E300, both powered by a 2.0L turbocharged four gasoline and E400 4MATIC featuring 333PS (328hp) petrol V6 twin-turbo. As the name suggests, the first three rear-wheel drive, while the E400 4Mmatic is all-wheel drive.
The US and Canada will get E400 in both rear-and 4Matic all-wheel drive variant powered by a 3.0L 329hp V6 turbo gasoline engine of the same.
All models, regardless of the market and the engine, fitted as standard with a nine-speed automatic transmission 9G- TRONIC.
Mercedes will add the engine to the lineup later, including the sporty AMG 50, may display a new version of + 400hp Merc’s new straight-six engine, and E63 AMG with a twin-turbo V8 delivers up to 563hp (571PS).
Buyers will be able to choose from three suspension set-up, the steel base sprung Direct Control system that sits 15mm lower than the E-Class sedan, Body Dynamic Control system with adjustable damping and Control of Water Agency with the multi-room air springs. Like the E-Class sedan, there will be a long list of the complete features of comfort, technology and safety standards and is available optionally.
2018 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Release Date
The new E-Class Coupe will reach showrooms of Europe and North America in the summer of 2017.
There has passed or a week from the time the Audi unveiled the Q8 concept, in the Detroit exhibition, and today we learn that the German company is preparing and the “S” version of the model.
Audi SQ8 Specification and Performance
The Audi SQ8, as you understand it shares the same components with SQ7, which means that under the hood there will be the brand new V8 4.0-liter TDI engine, which is coupled with an electric supercharger (EPC), which passes for the first time in production, it delivers 435 horses with 900 Nm of torque from just 1,000 rpm. EPC job is to help the twin turbos spin up at low revs to provide maximum responsiveness and minimum turbo lag. In SQ7 the result is 0-62mph in 4.9 seconds and a top speed of 155mph – expect the performance to be very similar in the SQ8.
It is also rumored that the same machine can find its way into the SQ5. The new Audi Q5 hot version was also unveiled in Detroit, powered by a new 3.0-liter gasoline turbo V6 with 349bhp and 500Nm of torque. However, torque and economy figures beat the old SQ5 statistics for the new model. Using a 4.0-liter V8 with its 900nm of torque will redress the balance.
Audi SQ8 Release Date
SQ5 is scheduled to arrive in the UK in the second half of this year, with a diesel version for some time in 2018. Audi Q8 should also join the range in 2018 and SQ8 models should not be too far behind.
Last November, the Lotus Exige recorded the fastest ever found in production, the Exige Sport 380, and today shows us the racing version of the release. The Exige Race 380 was made for use on a track, the British company to remain faithful to the doctrine of “massive” Colin Chapman, “Simplify, then add lightness”. Thus, while 1110 kg of the street version only several inaudible, those of the racing fall below the tone, in particular 998 kg, without fluid vehicle. This figure falls another 10 pounds, if you decide to place the car the optional titanium exhaust.
Jean-Marc Gales, CEO of Group Lotus plc, commented: “The Lotus Exige Sport 380 is a real giant slayer on the road, and one of the quickest A to B supercars around. It gave us the ideal platform from which to develop the new Exige Race 380 – a peerless competition car designed to beat the best. By setting its weight below 1000kg, its power to weight is unsurpassed in its class. When lapping Hethel, it’s a phenomenal 1.5 seconds faster than the previous Exige Cup R – a massive performance gain. It’s an unparalleled race car that follows the philosophy of Colin Chapman and we can’t wait for customers to experience its capabilities.”
This was achieved thanks to the use of many carbon parts, the car has a front spoiler, spoiler, diffuser and air intakes, all made of lightweight material. The rear windows are made of polycarbonate, the seats from carbon, the battery is lithium ion, while the wheels are forged and made of lightweight metal, and coated with tires Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2. In addition, Lotus, placed behind two instead four luminaires in order to save an additional 300 grams of weight. The aerodynamic package of the racing Exige produces 240 pounds of vertical downforce at 273 km / h and has brakes AP Racing.
Helping the driver stay on pace, the new Exige Race 380’s colour TFT instrument cluster offers numerous user customisable and programmable screen configurations. Incorporating a track data logger and GPS unit, owners have the opportunity to upgrade this logger with professional data analysis software.
Lotus Exige Race 380 Specification and Engine Performance
Still use V6 3,5-liter engine coming from Toyota, performance 380 bhp at 6,700 rpm with 410 Nm of torque at 5,000 rpm The supercharger has a new pulley increases the filling pressure, the fuel pump to be upgraded, the ECU to bring new arrangements, with the exhaust to be more free. O engine is mated to a six-speed sequential gearbox Xtrac, transferring the movement to the rear axle via a limited slip differential.
For 0-96 km / h takes 3.2 sec. (0.3 sec. Faster than the road version), the Lotus announce that stops the timer on proprietary track of Hethel, in 1: 23.5 seconds, or 1.5 seconds faster than Exige Cup R.
Lotus Exige Race 380 Prices
In UK the Lotus Exige Race 380 starts from £ 99,500, before taxes.
The updated version of the Mercedes-Benz S-Class for 2017, will bring up a new autonomous technology, which will be the most advanced that has entered production car to date, according to the head of the Research and Development, Ola Kallenius.
It has raised the bar high now for the competition, something which has been typical flagship Mercedes. According to those who then said Kallenius in Detroit, the new autonomous driving system will be able to see a turn and to judge whether the vehicle can pass it to the speed it has. If it considers that it is not possible, then it will only reduce the speed to the level that will be required. Also, he said system in the existing version of the S-Class was able to move and turn only in 80% of the Autobahn streets and a few even highways. The new, however, is going to be operating across the Autobahn and 80% of other highways.
Another revelation made by the same strain, refers to automatic immobilisation of the vehicle, if the system detects the driver has taken his hands from the steering wheel for more than a predetermined time. Then the S-Class will make sure to stop in a safe place and call immediate attention.
Changes mainly inside
There will be no extensive external changes, apart from some minor details on the bumpers and rear lights, so there is no reason to deal with the issue. Conversely, however, the changes will be more inside the model. Plus, the popular single dashboard that all opponents quickly adopted, will be divided into two screens without frame, while running the latest version of the brand entertainment system, “Mercedes Comand”. For handling will still be a switch in the center console, while you see and operate through air gestures. A major aesthetic change of the interior is the new steering wheel, where it now has three spokes, instead of two that had so far.
Finally, as regards engines, we do not see any significant change, only some improvements in emissions and consumption emissions. However, it seems that there will be a hybrid version of the brand system.
Can the M-Sport to preparing feverishly for the final details of the new Ford Fiesta WRC, but it does not mean that it continues to support the existing Ford Fiesta R5.
So, coinciding with the construction of the 200th race for R5 category, the British team showed the evolution of this model, which calls Fiesta R5 EVO2. In 2013, they started the course, the Fiesta R5 has become the most popular choice for competitors around the world, while only 2016 won 159 victories in 29 different countries and holds more wins than any other R5 to market.
Expected to debut in the second quarter of 2017, with the Fiesta R5 EVO2 have improvements to the engine, with an emphasis on increased power and torque without affecting the given current reliability. Changes to the cylinder head, exhaust manifold and valve train have seen performance gains throughout the rev-range which are enough to warrant the launch of a new evolution.
M-Sport Managing Director, Malcolm Wilson OBE, said:
“We’re continually developing our products. Our design team rarely rest on their laurels and are constantly looking to extract further performance from all of our products. We’re dedicated to providing our customers with the most competitive package and these recent findings certainly warranted an upgrade.
“There is no doubting that the Fiesta R5 is a great car and our most successful global rally car to date. Back in 2013, we never imagined that we would have 200 cars competing around the globe, but that just goes to show what a success it has become – a fact mirrored in some of the statistics we have seen over the past year alone.
“I fully believe that the Fiesta is one of the best R5s on the market, and we believe that this latest evolution is set to confirm that. We’ve seen some fantastic results from a whole range of championships, and we hope to continue that moving forward.”
Toyota showed renewed GT86 just before the New York report last March. It is now available on the European market and therefore gave a lot pictures, along with some legendary models of the company, of which he took inspiration as the 2000GT, the Celica, the Corolla AE86, the MR2 and the 4th generation Supra.
From 2012 presented the GT86 has sold over 170,000 cars worldwide, the company has made aesthetic and mechanical changes, the lifting be located in the front and rear, the refined interior, new suspension tuning, and … with more power but keep small basket.
2017 Toyota GT86 Exterior
Thus, externally there is a completely new front bumper, which at the bottom has a larger air intake, which makes the car look more wider and lower, while the lights are now LED technology, as well as flash. Similarly, rear, using the lights have new graphics with LED body while redesigned is the shield, like the new alloy wheels.
In the suspensions sector, there are new shock absorber settings and springs, which improve the grip and flexibility of the vehicle, providing better control.
2017 Toyota GT86 Interior
Changes are in the interior, as the GT86 has new steering wheel with integrated audio controls, which has a diameter of 362 mm, which is the smallest set Toyota use. Still, there are silver seams, the dashboard and the door panels are coated with a material called Grandlux. The instrument panel is a color multifunction screen of 4.2 inches, which shows values for the lateral acceleration, and torque curves of power and timer.
2017 Toyota GT86 Specification Engine Performance
Mechanically, the 2.0-liter boxer engine GT86 longer delivers 205 horsepower and 211 Nm of torque, an increase of 5 horsepower and 11 Nm compared to the pre-facelift. Combined with a 6-speed manual transmission, as to improve the performance of the car, and now equipped with hill assist. The paradox of this is that the same relationships automatically maintains the horsepower and torque of pre-facelit.