The launch of the new facelifted E-class in June this year, inevitably led BMW to respond with a quick salvo of their own. In recent months, we’ve seen the Bavarians unleash a slew of new models. Namely the 335i GT, the 435i and now more notably, the mid-life update of the powerful but stately 535i.
We last drove the 535i nearly three years ago when the new F10 5 series was launched. Before we delve into the changes, let’s recap on what we loved about the 5 series.
While it might be larger than the 3 series, it however continues to possess the same (if not better) driving dynamics of the smaller sedan. Albeit in a larger and more comfortable platform. However, the flagship 535i takes it to the next level by combining an already capab...
Bugatti has sold its 400th Veyron. Since the production run of the Veyron and its variants is limited to just 450 models, this means just 50 more are still available. The 400th Veyron is a Grand Sport Vitesse and has been bought by a customer in the Middle East.
The 400th sale of the Veyron has Bugatti celebrating another milestone and so begins the final lap of the super sports car's journey. Since its debut in 2005, Bugatti has sold all coupes that were limited to 300: the Veyron 16.4 with 1001 PS and the Veyron 16.4 Super Sport with 1200PS and 100 of the planned 150 roadsters. The Veyron 16.4 Grand Sport with 1,001 PS and the Veyron 16.4 Grand Sport Vitesse with 1,200 PS have now been sold, leaving just 50 models left to buy.
The highly anticipated Acura NSX concept will fire up its twin-turbocharged engine and innovative new three-motor, torque vectoring Sport Hybrid powertrain in Gran Turismo®6 (GT6), which was released worldwide on Friday. The 'real driving simulator' available for the PlayStation®3 system gives sports car enthusiasts their first opportunity to get behind the wheel of the next generation Acura NSX Concept.
Targeting next-generation supercar dynamic capabilities with advanced environmental performance, the Acura NSX will be powered by a mid-mounted, direct-injected and twin-turbocharged V-6 engine mated to Acura's Sport Hybrid SH-AWD® (Super Handling All-Wheel Drive) system.
The new Audi show car is making its debut in January 2014 at the Detroit Motor Show. The two-door model with its high ground is a crossover with a sporting slant. It is a car for all roads and tracks, for everyday driving and recreational use.
The show car is a systematic development of the Audi design language as it combines a host of visual elements from future models with the Audi-typical allroad concept and independent "Shooting Brake" technology.
The Volkswagen Golf's success story is now in its seventh generation as it continues to inspire both customers and the specialist media. The Golf has been honored with two dozen prestigious awards over the past one year. It was voted European 'Car of the year' and 'World Car of the Year 2013'. It is the first imported car in the 34-year history of Japan's top award to claim the accolade and be named "Car of the Year 2013/2014 Japan".
The 500,000th latest generation Golf will be delivered in a few days' time just one year after the car was launched. And the bestseller has yet to make its debut in key countries such as China and the United States. Moreover, important derivatives in the Golf family are waiting in the wings: The new Golf Estate has just arrived in showrooms and will be followed next year by the Golf Sportsvan which Volkswagen premiered at the IAA in Frankfurt.
Since the 1970s, Scania has been an active partner in Singapore’s revolution of its transportation system. Today, Singapore Bus Service Transit (SBST) alone has over 1,100 Scania buses and coaches that help form the backbone of Singapore’s above ground public transport system. Its role in Singapore continues to expand in breadth and depth. In 2003, Scania Singapore Pte Ltd was established as a wholly owned subsidiary here.
Scania Singapore Pte Ltd celebrated its 10th anniversary at the MAJ Aviation Hangar. The event was graced by the presence of the Ambassador of the Kingdom of Sweden, His Excellency Sven Håkan Oskar Jevrell. A key highlight of the event was the unveiling of the new Scania Streamline. The long- haulage truck range boasts aerodynamically improved bodywork that help reduce fuel consumption with savings up to 5%. New services are also integrated to enhance the safety and comfort of the drivers and operators, and further assist them in their daily work.
Six MRT stations that spawn from Chinatown to Bugis will form the first stage of the 35 station long Downtown Line. The stations will be opened on the 22nd of December this year, and commuters would be able to travel for free for 11 days until the 1st of January 2014. This period of free travel enables commuters to replan and remap their routes.
That isn’t the only new idea incorporated into the new MRT line; the PTC has redone the fare structure for the new MRT line to follow that of the North-East and Circle lines. Also, this line will serve as a test bed for future implementations that are aimed to make commuters’ journeys more comfortable; new types of queue lines will be drawn to allow passengers to enter the train in a more orderly manner. Telok Ayer and Promenade will have lines parallel to the platform doors, whereas Chinatown, Dowtown, Bayfront and Bugis stations will have wider queue lines.
It’s nothing new that manufacturers these days are trying to create a car that covers as many different categories as possible. This has led to a melding of several different categories into one. Great for the consumer who wants a little of everything but not so great for enthusiast drivers who have the deal with these Frankenstein creations.
The BMW 5-series GT was one such creation that tried to be a little of everything. Despite the awkward proportions, it was still a BMW underneath and delivered the sheer driving pleasure we expect of a Munich product.
Now, BMW has improved on the concept with the new 3 series GT. Combining the long wheelbase variant of the celebrated executive sedan with a larger hatchback body.