The launch of the new BMW M3 Sedan and new BMW M4 Coupe sees BMW M GmbH revealing a new form of the high-performance sports car. With more than 40,000 examples of the fourth generation BMW M3 Coupe built, the BMW M4 Coupe is poised to continue this success story.
The 'M4' badge is a reference to the model series that provides the basis for the new M model and for the first time, the Coupe will be introduced at the same time as the four-door variant.
From 5-18 January 2014, MINI will be lined up with eleven MINI ALL4 Racing, run by the X-raid team, at the Rally Dakar. In 2012 and 2013 the MINI ALL4 Racing was the car to beat at the toughest marathon rally in the world. Frenchman Stéphane Peterhansel won the most recent two Dakar editions at the wheel of the MINI ALL4 Racing of the Monster Energy X-raid Team.
“Motorsport is in the DNA of MINI. Since its birth in the late 1950s, the MINI brand has been intrinsically associated with motorsport”, says Jochen Goller, Senior Vice President MINI.
Hyundai is set to unveil the Intrado at the 2014 Geneva Motor Show. The Intrado is an iconic concept car that validates the company's ongoing commitment to innovation by previewing future developments for the brand.
The Honda Intrado is built around a super-lightweight structure made from a mixture of advanced materials and joined using a revolutionary technique that has the potential to change the way cars are built in the future. It will feature next-generation hydrogen fuel cell drivetrain that is both smaller and lighter than the one powering the assembly line-produced Hyundai ix35 Fuel Cell.
Toyota has displayed yet another dominant performance in the annual TÜV reliability report. It heads the internationally respected survey with no fewer than 15 models earning a top 10 ranking, including both current and older vehicles.
This is the fourth year running that Toyota has emerged the leading manufacturer in the independent survey which was published this week in conjunction with Auto Bild magazine. The results are strong for Prius, which is the number one vehicle in the categories for both four-to-five and six-to-seven year old vehicles, confirming the robust and reliable quality of Toyota's full hybrid technology.
Asia Pacific Breweries Singapore (APB Singapore) yesterday announced details of a new project that aims at discouraging drinking and driving, and to share creative ways of getting to party without driving. The digital campaign forms part of the on-going "Don't Drive to Drink" campaign launched by the Traffic Police and the Singapore Road Safety Council on Monday.
This is the first year that the annual "Don't Drive to Drink" campaign boasts a digital viral activation. At the heart of the digital activation, is a new micro-site, dontdrive2drink.sg. The micro-site aims to crowd source for creative ways to not drive to drink. Consumers are tasked to give suggestions by using the hash tag "#dontdrive2drink" on their social media pages across Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.
The chances of enjoying 300PS in a compact, Quattro all-wheel driven Audi will soon be fourfold as the new S3 Saloon joins its three-door and five-door Sportback counterparts and the new S3 Cabriolet is still in the making.
A brand new long-stroke 2.0-litre TFSI engine which shares only its 1,984cc displacement with its predecessor is at the heart of the new S3 Saloon. Peak power is available at 5,500rpm, and peak torque between 1,800 and 5,500 rpm, and when linked to the S-tronic twin-clutch transmission the S3 Saloon can use these to deliver a 4.9-second sprint to 62mph and reaches a governed 155mph (5.3 seconds with the manual transmission). Combined fuel economy stands at 40.9mpg (manual 40.4mpg).
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.