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Tesla Model S Black
BY: omar

Tesla Claims They'll Have Self-Driving Electric Car Ready in Three Years

It's a bold statement.

Tesla Motors, makers of the successful Model S electric-sedan, is working on producing an autonomous driving car within the next three years. According to Tesla's CEO Elon Musk, the company's successful run in electric-cars will soon see self-driving vehicles. (more…)
September 19, 2013 at 08:02 PM
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Mercedes-Benz S500 INTELLIGENT DRIVE 03
BY: omar

Mercedes-Benz S500 INTELLIGENT DRIVE Goes On Autonomous Adventure (w/Video)

Like a self-driving Pee Wee.

The 2014 Mercedes-Benz S-Class comes with an optional system called INTELLIGENT DRIVE. The feature allows the car to drive itself in traffic while the driver sits back and relax. While the system doesn't offer complete autonomous driving, it will perform minor acceleration, steering and braking functions. (more…)
September 19, 2013 at 04:40 PM
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2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray 11
BY: omar

2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Coupe Being Shipped To Dealers

Your order is almost ready.

Corvette fans may now rejoice. Chevrolet today started shipping the all-new 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Coupe to its dealerships. (more…)
September 19, 2013 at 04:13 PM
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0-60 2014 mercedes-benz s63 amg m157 v8 twin turbo 5.5 liter
BY: Bix

New Mercedes-Benz S63 AMG Is Likely The AMG 5.5L TT V8's Last Car

Prepare to say goodbye to the M157.

Like the naturally aspirated 6.2 liter M156 V8 that came before it, the AMG M157 twin turbo motor—the V8 that powers everything from the E63 AMG to the SL63 AMG to the GL63 AMG—is destined to be replaced by a newer, more efficient power plant. But much in the way the M156 lives on in the C63 AMG and (in modified form) in the SLS AMG, so to shall the M157 endure a good while longer. But it seems the new S63 AMG and its coupe derivative will probably be the magnificent twin-turbo five-point-five's final use in a new production Mercedes-Benz.

That's the news from Australia's motoring.com.au, which heard the news from AMG head Tobias Moers. The 577 horsepower, 664 lb.-ft. output the M157 makes in the new S63 AMG is, according to Moers, at the outer limits of the engine's capability while still maintaining AMG's desired levels of reliability. Moers refused to confirm that the engine would find its way into any uses beyond the S63 AMG and the new CL63 AMG S63 AMG Coupe, which seems like

Of course, as we all know, that doesn't mean AMGs will turn wimpy. As we've reported, AMG is already working on a new engine: a twin-turbo 4.0 liter V8 that will almost certainly be lighter and more fuel-efficient than the M157. And, considering the engine is supposed to be basically two of the CLA45 AMG's 355 horsepower 2.0 liter turbo fours jammed together, the new M177 will be more powerful than the M157, too. Last time we checked, 355 times 2 was 710, and 710 horsepower is 133 more than 577. [via carsales.com.au]

September 19, 2013 at 02:59 PM
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Jaguar CX17 Concept 03
BY: omar

Jaguar C-X17 Concept is the Brand's First Ever Crossover

Previews the brand's new architecture.

We've been hearing rumors about a potential Jaguar SUV for years now and last week at the 2013 Frankfurt Motor Show, the British luxury brand finally released a concept version of its first ever sports crossover vehicle - the Jaguar C-X17. The concept will inevitably enter production and will be built on Jaguar's all-new advanced aluminum monocoque architecture, codenamed iQ, on which an exciting range of future Jaguars will also be built. The move is being made for engineering reasons which range from high-strength, lighter weight and efficiency. "The sports crossover concept represents the potential expansion of Jaguar's portfolio of body styles, with the associated enhancement of the brand's relevance and appeal to a wider global audience," Jaguar said in a statement. Jaguar also confirmed that future engine choices will consists of a wide range of capacities and outputs including all-new 4-cylinder diesel and gasoline engines, which will be built in a new facility currently under construction in Wolverhampton, UK. When will the Jaguar C-X17 enter production? We're estimating sometime in 2015.
September 18, 2013 at 04:28 PM
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Mercedes-Benz S-Class Coupe Concept 02
BY: omar

Bye-Bye CL-Class: Mercedes-Benz Reveals S-Class Coupe Concept

The latest edition of Mercedes's biggest coupe will get a new name.

One of the most important debuts at the 2013 Frankfurt Motor Show last week was the new Mercedes-Benz S-Class Coupe Concept, a model that hints at the replacement to the CL-Class and the continuation of Mercedes' S-Class lineup. "The new S-Class Saloon was received enthusiastically in the market and perfectly lives up to its role as a representative of the power of innovation of Mercedes-Benz," says Dr Joachim Schmidt, Member of the Management Board of Mercedes-Benz Cars, Sales & Marketing. "On the S-Class Coupe as the traditional top of our product range the designers take advantage of their additional freedom and thus create an automotive masterpiece." The Mercedes-Benz S-Class Coupe carries a flowing and sloping roofline that gives it a sportier look and feel. While much of the front end has been left to resemble the sedan, the rear-end is a much different story and a strong departure from Mercedes-Benz's current rear-end design theme. Power for the Mercedes-Benz S-Class Coupe Concept comes from a twin-turbo V8 making 455-hp. When the model goes on sale next year, it will compete with the likes of the BMW 6 Series and the Maserati GranTurismo. The production version of the concept is expected to hit markets next year and will carry much of the same innovative technologies found in the current S-Class Sedan.
September 18, 2013 at 04:27 PM
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BMW M6 Hammer
BY: omar

Unsatisfied BMW M6 Owner Smashes Car With Hammer Outside Frankfurt Motor Show

Stop—hammer time.

Here is an interesting way to get the attention of a company that leaves you feeling disgruntled and unsatisfied. A very angry BMW 6-Series owner by the name of Pourmohseni Hadi took a sledgehammer and bashed his BMW M6 outside the Frankfurt Motor Show last week, after BMW repair shops in Italy couldn't fix rattles and vibrations that he claimed were coming from the car. After the police arrived to the scene, Hadi promised that he would clean up after his mess and was allowed to keep smashing his car. Hadi said he has spent four years trying to negotiate the situation with BMW. We're guessing that this didn't make the rattling noises go away.

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September 17, 2013 at 08:08 PM
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Lexus LF-NX Concept 03
BY: omar

Lexus LF-NX Concept Hints At Future Compact Crossover

Small luxury SUVs are all the rage.

In 1998, Lexus came to the market with the RX, pioneering the premium crossover segment resulting in massive success for the Toyota owned luxury brand. Since then Lexus hasn't done much shuffling to its sport utility lineup. Well, the brand is now finally hinting at a competitor for the compact crossover segment with the new Lexus LF-NX Concept, which made its debut at the 2013 Frankfurt Motor Show last week. The Lexus LF-NX measures 4,640 mm long with a 2,700 mm wheelbase length. It focuses on competing with the likes of the Audi Q3, BMW X1 and the upcoming Mercedes-Benz GLA. Looks wise, the Lexus LF-NX is very extreme and aggressive looking a nice departure from Lexus' mainstream safe design tactics. The concept is hypothetically powered by a hybrid powertrain system composed of a 2.5 liter 4-cylinder engine and Toyota's Atkinson electric-motor. Lexus says that the powertrain delivers strong power while "returning outstanding fuel consumption and class-leading CO2 emissions." It's almost inevitable that the Lexus LF-NX will be produced - however, the automaker has not confirmed a time line as of yet.
September 17, 2013 at 08:06 PM
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