Autospy: 2015 Aston Martin Lagonda

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Oman Air has released photographs of the Aston Martin Lagonda offered exclusively to Middle Eastern customers at a yet undisclosed price. The car was flown to Muscat, Oman by Oman Air for testing purposes. The Aston Martin Lagonda is a limited-edition supersedan built by the firm’s Q bespoke division. The engine is believed to be a 6.0-liter V12 developing around 600 bhp (447 kW) making the Lagonda accelerate from 0 to 62 mph (0-100 km/h) in approximately 4.2 seconds. Less than 100 units are planned for production

Source: omanair.com

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The 2015 Porsche Cayenne Facelift

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A sharper design, boosted efficiency and extensive set of standard features: Those are the key characteristics of the new Porsche Cayenne1). As a sports car among sport utility vehicles (SUVs), besides offering five seats and extensive high-end features, it primarily offers a lot of room for a lot of driving fun. With high performance and typical Porsche design DNA.

The new generation of the Cayenne will launch on the market in five versions: Cay-enne S, Cayenne Turbo, Cayenne Diesel, Cayenne S Diesel and – in a world premiere – the Cayenne S E-Hybrid2), which is the first plug-in hybrid in the premium SUV segment. This model, together with the Panamera S E-Hybrid and the 918 Spyder, make Porsche the world’s only carmaker to offer three plug-in hybrid models. All Cayenne engine versions show improved performance figures as well as better fuel economy than comparable previous versions. A new engine is the 3.6-litre V6 biturbo of the Cayenne S that was fully developed by Porsche.
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2015 Mercedes-Benz S 63 AMG Coupé

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The new S 63 AMG Coupé is the latest dream car to augment the Mercedes-AMG model range. Exciting lines underpin this two-door model’s design. Dominance and sensual purity combine to lend the vehicle irresistible presence and effortlessly superior sportiness. Equally impressive is the combination of high driving dynamics, ambitious lightweight construction and groundbreaking efficiency. As the most powerful member of the BlueDIRECT engine family, the AMG 5.5-litre V8 biturbo engine is a paragon of poise and assurance. Boasting an output of 430 kW (585 hp) and 900 Nm of torque, the S 63 AMG Coupé delivers exceptional performance with remarkably low fuel consumption. Performance-oriented AMG 4MATIC all-wheel drive is available as an option. And there is a world first in the shape of the curve tilting function, part of the MAGIC BODY CONTROL suspension system, to further enhance both driving pleasure and comfort.
Tobias Moers, Chairman of the Board of Management of Mercedes-AMG GmbH: “The new S 63 AMG Coupé is another exciting AMG dream car in the luxury segment. Now the S-Class Coupé also comes with the option of performance-oriented AMG 4MATIC all-wheel drive – as we rigorously pursue our all-wheel-drive initiative. Mercedes-AMG is putting the pedal to the metal again in the new year. Our model initiative is set to continue at blistering pace in 2014.”

65 kilograms lighter thanks to AMG Lightweight Performance
The S 63 AMG Coupé is the latest model to benefit from the systematic implementation of the AMG Lightweight Performance strategy. Lightweight construction has reduced the vehicle weight by 65 kilograms – even though the car has a higher output and more extensive standard equipment than the predecessor model. This weight saving was achieved largely thanks to the use of a lightweight lithium-ion battery, AMG forged light-alloy wheels and a weight-optimised AMG high-performance composite braking system. Furthermore, the entire outer skin and the front end of the body are madeof aluminium. The reduced weight improves driving dynamics and cuts fuel consumption, while the low power-to-weight ratio of 3.41 kg/hp results in effortlessly superior performance: the S 63 AMG Coupé accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h in 3.9 to 4.3 seconds, depending on model variant, and goes on to reach a top speed of 250 km/h (electronically limited).
In terms of maximum output, torque and fuel consumption, the AMG 5.5-litre V8 biturbo engine remains one of the most efficient series-produced V8 engines of all. With an output of 430 kW (585 hp) and 900 Nm of torque, the AMG eight-cylinder unit from the BlueDIRECT engine family meets even the most demanding of requirements. Compared to the previous CL 63 AMG model, engine output has been increased by 30 kW (41 hp) and torque by 100 Nm. Yet the S 63 AMG Coupé still consumes less fuel: The NEDC combined figure of 10.1 litres per 100 kilometres makes the two-door model the most fuel-efficient model in its competitive segment. This reduction of up to 0.4 litres per 100 kilometres and compliance with the EU6 emissions standard show that performance, efficiency and environmental compatibility are by no means mutually exclusive at Mercedes-AMG.

The models at a glance:

S 63 AMG Coupé
 
S 63 AMG Coupé 4MATIC*
 
Displacement
 
5461 cc
5461 cc
Output
 
430 kW (585 hp)
at 5500 rpm
430 kW (585 hp)
at 5500 rpm
 
Max. torque
 
 
900 Nm
at 2250-3750 rpm
900 Nm
at 2250-3750 rpm
Fuel consumption
NEDC combined
 
10.1 l/100 km
10.3 l/100 km
CO2 emissions
 
237 g/km
242 g/km
Kerb weight (according to EC)
 
 
1995 kg**
2070 kg***
1995 kg**
2070 kg***
Power-to-weight ratio
 
3.41 kg/hp
3.41 kg/hp
Acceleration
0-100 km/h
 
4.3 s
3.9 s
Top speed
 
250 km/h****
250 km/h****

* only available with left-hand drive; ** ready-to-drive condition (fuel tank 90% full, without driver and luggage); *** ready-to-drive condition (fuel tank 90% full, with driver (68 kg) and luggage (7 kg); **** electronically limited.
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The New 2014 Mercedes-Benz C-Class

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The all-new C-Class heralds a new chapter in the Mercedes-Benz success story and sets new standards in the premium mid‑range class. Thanks to an intelligent lightweight design concept boasting weight savings of up to 100 kilograms, excellent aerodynamics and new, economical engines, the C-Class establishes new benchmarks in its class. A host of new assistance systems offer safety of the highest standard, while a new suspension, optionally air-sprung, provides for exemplary ride and driving comfort as well as nimble and agile handling. In terms of appearance the new C-Class adopts a progressive approach with its clear yet emotional design and its high-class interior. Many other innovations and interior touches underscore the saloon’s energising comfort and refined sportiness. In all, the perceived quality of the new C‑Class feels like an “upgrade to a higher class of travel”. The new C-Class Saloon is available for ordering now. The model range will initially comprise the C 180 from 33,558.- euros, the C 200 from 36,414.- euros and the C 220 BlueTEC from 38,675.- euros, (prices in Germany incl. 19% VAT in each case).
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Maybach is back!

Maybach was already thought to be buried, but now there is hope. The Maybach’s successor is to be called Mercedes-Benz S 600 Maybach

According to Auto Motor und Sport Mercedes-Benz will offer the new S-Class in six different versions, the sedan and its lang version, the convertible, the coupe, the Pullman and finally the most prestigious XL version, the Maybach. This 5.50 meter long version of the new S-Class will again bear the name “Maybach” and compared to the standard S-Class the S 600 Maybach is nearly 40 centimeters longer. The Mercedes-Benz S 600 Maybach has the S-Class design language, but will be distinctivly more luxurious. Its 5.5-liter V12 engine is thought to produce 585 bhp. It will be built in Sindelfingen and its will make its first appearance in November 2014 at the auto show in Guangzhou.

Source: Auto Motor und Sport and worldcarfans

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