The prying lens of Mrs. Priddy and her minions captured the newest 7-series during a test run, naturally dawning its prerequisite outerwear. The LLN crew gathered from the photos that the new seven will be ‘toned down a bit,’ compared to its Bangled elderly siblings, with a more subtle rear end and a revised fascia. Continue reading BMW 7-Series
Month: September 2006
In a smart little initiative, GM is targeting fire/rescue personnel by offering a special First Responder package on the HUMMER H3. Here’s the deal: firefighters and rescue workers associated with fire departments who buy or lease an H3 between October 1 and December 31, 2006 will receive the First Responder package for free. Continue reading GM offers HUMMER H3 First Responder package
Saab announced a limited-edition of its 9-7X SUV today that it’s calling the Altitude. By “limited,” we’re not kidding, as only 500 will be produced for model year 2007. The Altitude package includes a set polished 18″ alloys, side steps, a rear-seat entertainment system and an Altitude-exclusive metallic finish called “carbon fiber gray.” Continue reading Saab intros 9-7X Altitude Edition
The model I tried was the new E280 CDI in Avantgarde trim level. This was going to be an interesting testdrive, because I can compare the new facelifted E-Class directly to our very own 2002 E320, one of the first delivered in all of Germany. First impressions were positive. The new E-Class feels noticeably more solid than the pre-facelift version. The doors feel heavier and close with a nice â€œthudâ€ sound. Continue reading Testdrove a 2007 Mercedes-Benz E280 CDI
BLUETEC technology is making Mercedes-Benz the pioneer of a new generation ofÂ clean and powerful high-tech vehicles with highly effective exhaust gas treatment systems that give them the potential to fulfill the worldâ€™s most stringent emission limits in the future. At the same time, the basic technology for turbocharging and common-rail direct injection used in Mercedes CDI diesel engines has already proved itself in millions of vehicles in Europe. Continue reading Mercedes-Benz Launches The Worldâ€™s First BLUETEC Car
With the world debut of the R8 tantalizingly close now the test mule sightings continue to pile up. This week two separate AudiWorld readers in Arizona captured R8 photos using their cell phones. When first posted in the Discussion Forums people assumed that it was the same vehicle spotted twice. We soon came to find out, however, that Audi continues to test at least two different R8 mules in the desert. Continue reading Audi R8 Makes Two New Arizona Appearances
As you read this – hopefully in a relaxed and comfortable kinda way – a convoy of 15 Audi Q7s are within a few days of Broome.
They’re on a three week transcontinental crossing to launch the marque’s long-awaited SUV here in the widest and brownest of lands. At least, there should still be 15 of them. We joined the roadshow for last week’s 1100km leg between Broken Hill and Birdsville via Tibooburra, Cameron’s Corner and Innamincka. Continue reading Audi Q7 outback test
As Ford readies the presentation of the Accelerated Way Forward plan for North America tomorrow, in Europe, it’ll be business as usual. Ford’s profitable European division offers a peek at what life could be like for the North American division after the Way Forward — assuming all goes well. Continue reading Ford of Europe spared the Way Forward
The first picture of Suzuki’s Splash concept has found its way into the net. According to Suzuki, the car you see in the picture will base a production model in the near future mixing up SUV, MPV and mini hatchback features. Doesn’t look bad, but then again, it’s a concept and as you know, concepts usually have little in common with production versions. Continue reading Suzuki Splash concept picture
Well it might not be the typical Impreza you’ve got in mind but nevertheless, one cant only rely on WRX’s & STi’s to make money in Europe’s mainland. So, Subaru Europe decided to present a poor mans -or more politically correct, a new basic version of their mid-sized Impreza at the Paris International Motor Show, which by the way is officially named, Mondial de l’Automobile. Tres chick, don’t you think ? Continue reading Subaru Impreza 1.5R
A Detroit automotive magazine has reported BMW is considering building a smaller version of its roadster to be called the Z2 â€” probably to be built in Spartanburg as soon as 2010.
The car is likely to be limited to a four-cylinder engine and designed to compete with the Mazda Miata, according to AutoWeek. Continue reading BMW likely to build new Z2 roadster in South Carolina
The Alfa Romeo Brera is quite possibly the most beautiful car on the market, but reviews have lamented the lack of “go” to accompany the “show”. Alfa tuners extraordinaire Autodelta have answered the call with the Autodelta Brera J5 3.2 C. Continue reading Autodelta Alfa Brera