2012 Audi A6

 

 

 

Audi released the new Audi A6 Teaser images today.The Audi A6 is expected to get a supercharged 3.0-liter V6 and a optional 4.0-liter V8 with a 7-speed or 8-speed transmission in the USA. However, the rest of the world will be getting diesels.

The new design is suppose to be awesome as per Audi. Also the car will be lighter because of the new WV modular Aluminum chassis.

Italy’s New Rivalry

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Ferrari vs. Ducati.  One is a 562 Hp, dual-clutch transmission – Italian pony on steroids, redlining at an impressive 9,000 RPM with an even more impressive price tag of $286,000.  The other is a 1.2 liter v-twin engine sports bike putting out 170 hp at 10,000 RPM for a fraction of the cost at $22,000. Two Italians. Two kings in their own realm, and each trying to prove that they reign supreme.

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2012 Mercedes CLS63 AMG

2012 Mercedes-Benz CLS63 AMG.

The new ClS63 … basically it is a redesigned version of 2010 with 11 more horse power. Also there is a performance  package which will add 30 hp and and 74 lb of lb-ft of torque. The 550 hp Benz can hit 60 in 4.4 seconds and is limited at 155 mph. Also the fuel economy has also went up to 16 mpg in the city and 20 mpg on the highway.

Handling is also improved because the suspension uses MacPherson struts with steel springs up front and multilinks with AirMatic air springs in the rear. As in recent AMG models, there is a three-stage electronic stability program as part of an impressive array of driving aids that now also includes blind-spot assist and lane-keeping assist, with a locking differential available as an option.

Saudi Billionaire continues expansion into US markets

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The Saudi Billionaire, who owns a stake in Citigroup, recently confirmed a 500 million dollar buyout of GM shares equaling a total amount of about one percent of the company. Kingdom Holding Co. confirmed that Prince Alwaleed bin Talal decided to obtain one percent of GM Motors after it finally came back to the world of public trading after it’s bankruptcy and bailout by Washington because quote, “the global strength of General Motors brand, the relatively attractive offering price, and the company’s growth prospect in both Brazil and China.”

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Jaguar’s Future: C-X75

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Known for its striking and sleek designs, Jaguar’s most recent endeavor, the electric powered C-X75 somehow managed to enhance the equilibrium of their adroit design and inventive ideas with a new intensity. Styled with aluminum poised lines and effortless bends the cars exterior shows well, but demonstrates a more futuristic design than Jaguars customary construction. The new supercar concept features lithium ion batteries, an electric motor for each wheel, and two gasoline turbine generators which recharge the battery pack. The C-X75 claims to cover 68 miles on battery power and 560 miles when the twin gas turbines are in motion.  Reaching  60 mph in 3.4 seconds, the concept vehicle upstages its 1990′s XJ220 predecessor who reached 60 mph in 3.8 seconds and, like the C-X75, could also perform at over 200mph. The concept cars’ configuration surpasses both predictions and imaginations. Unfortunately, for now at least, Jaguar has no intention of actually manufacturing the car and the C-X75 remains just a dream.

AMG owners suit up

AMG owners suit up

Starting January 1st of this coming year every owner of a purchased or leased Mercedes-Benz AMG gets an invitation to test out their new AMG on a professional race track, supervised by a professional driving instructor, and trained at Mercedes’ very own driving academy.  Why such an occasion all of a sudden?  This new experience comes in at the same time as world release of the new CLS63 AMG, a long awaited new addition to the AMG family.

Top Gear America Episode 2

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Top Gear America Episode 2 included a copy of the Ski challenge from Top Gear UK, Aston Martins driving in a dessert, Dominic Monahan beats an 80 year old track record, and a blind man is better than Adam and Rutledge at drifting. Finally, a very ironic, almost fitting end to the episode?

Cars and Coffee Orange County

Irvine’s Cars and Coffee boasted an impressive array of luxury vehicles, sports cars, super cars, and even a few classics. Vehicles ranged from 1955 Austin Healeys to 2011 Porsches.  The meet commanded attention with cars such as a 2011 Guard Red Porsche Turbo S and a Matte Green 10 cylinder Lamborghini Gallardo.  The Turbo S which reaches 60 mph in 3.1 seconds cost the owner a mere$183,175 while the Gallardo, which is currently for sale, is listed at a steeper $286,835. If Porsches and Lamborghinis  were not enough, Cars and Coffee also presented the 2010 Ferrari 458 Italia. The 562 horsepower V8 two seater gained the most recognition among the 75+ other cars in attendance. Considering most vehicles redline under 7000 rpm, the Italia’s maximum engine power of 9000 rpm left many viewers in awe. The supercar left fanatics marveling and amateurs wondering, “What is THAT?” Irvine’s Cars and Coffee also emphasized  advances in technology and design creating a didactic experience through material comparison. The contrast between classic cars like the 1956 Mercedes Benz 220 S Ponton Cabriolet, whose class remained evident but Becker Mexico Radio (with station scanning) diminished its technical shine, and the BMW M5 equipped with navigation, heated seats, SIRIUS Satellite Radio, and dynamic stability control was inevitable. Cars and Coffee covered multiple generations of cars and coupes and more importantly brought those interested, together. Most attendees knew their cars, and knew them well creating the perfect setting for the pros to discuss, and amateurs to discover the indubitable thrill of automobiles.