German Tuner Wraps And Punches Up Performance Of Mercedes-Benz CL500

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Past Masters: Andrew Frankel Revisits The 1992 Jaguar XJ220 Supercar

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750HP Aston Martin Vs 626HP Mercedes SLR McLaren Vs 560HP Nissan GT-R

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Thursday, June 16, 2011

A great car stunt: The Crusher jumps his car into upright buses

Four school busses placed in an upright position, a crowd going crazy and a stunt man getting ready to imitate the Dukes of Hazzard with the help of a lifting ramp.
Here we see "The Crusher" attempt to launch his car into a few school buses lined-up like dominoes.
Via Jalopnik


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Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Compare 2012 BMW 1 Series vs. Audi A3 via photos

The 2012 BMW 1 Series will debut later this year and will face some fierce competition from Audi’s A3. It is important to be noted that the current generation A3 will be phased next year when the recently unveiled Audi A3 Concept will go into production.

F20 1 Series follows the recent instated BMW design language, and in this case, initial impressions seem to be less favorable.

Since styling and taste can be very subjective, we will let the photos speak for themselves and you can comment below.

Source: BMW Blog

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Friday, June 3, 2011

2012 BMW 1-Series Hatchback: First Official Photos and Details Leaked

The 2012 BMW 1-Series has leaked to the web, ahead of its unveiling at the Frankfurt Motor Show. These official photos along with the first details showed up on a German website called Motor Traffic, as BMW has not yet made an announcement.

Looking more substantial than its predecessor, the model adopts a prominent front fascia that draws inspiration from the 5-Series GT and 7-Series. The rest of the car is an evolution of the previous model, but the overall design seems rather promising.

Seen here in a five-door format, the new 1-Series evolves the current model’s styling with sharper and more prominent creases all around along with a much more pronounced front end that sports unusually large headlamps pushed to the far corners of the bumper literally hugging the wheel arches.

Unless you happen to own the current 1-Series, you’ll have a hard time discovering the styling differences. Upon a closer look, you may notice the larger center console with new switchgear and the new steering wheel design.

2012 BMW 1-Series leaked photos, 782, 03.06.2011
According to the leaked information, the car rides on a longer 2.69 meter (105.9 inch) wheelbase, the cabin is roomier and luggage capacity climbs by an additional 200 liters (7 cubic feet). Additional information is limited, but the interior has higher quality materials, an improved design, and a 6.5-inch (or optional 8.8-inch) iDrive display. Furthermore, option include a collision warning system, speed limit detection, and Internet connectivity.

Perhaps the most important news about the 2012 BMW 1-Series is the introduction of a brand new 1.6-liter turbocharged gasoline engine. The German website reported that new powerplant will be available on the 116i with an output of 136-horses and on the 118i with the same displacement but with 170-horses. Diesel options are said to include a 2.0-liter turbo diesel with 116HP, 143HP and 184HP.

As part of BMW's EfficientDynamics strategy, all models will come equipped with an engine start/stop system and regenerative brakes. This should enable the 1-Series to have an average fuel consumption that ranges from 4.3 to 5.8 liters per 100 kilometers (40.6 to 54.7 mpg US / 48.7 to 65.7 mpg UK).

The 1-Series is scheduled to premiere at the 2011 Frankfurt Motor Show and will go on sale later this fall, so stay tuned for additional information.

Source: Motor Traffic via WFC and Carscoop

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