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Peugeot 408 Sedan fully uncovered in latest photos

 Peugeot 408 Sedan fully uncovered in latest photos

2014 Peugeot 408 Sedan

To be unveiled on Sunday

A couple of fully revealing photos with the Peugeot 408 Sedan have emerged, prior to the vehicle’s debut on Sunday at Beijing Motor Show.

Attached images show the China-spec 408 Sedan but most likely the European version will look virtually the same although it’s not known whether it will receive the 408 or 308 Sedan moniker, probably the latter. The obvious changes compared to the hatchback are at the back where the sedan sports a longer overhang together with wider horizontal taillights sending out a bit of a pre-facelift E-Class vibe.

It will ride on the same EMP2 platform as the hatchback and wagon 308s and in China it will be manufactured by the Dongfeng-PSA joint venture. The China-spec variant will be powered by a 1.6-liter naturally-aspirated engine with 117 bhp (82 kW), a larger 1.8-liter with 140 bhp (104 kW), as well as a beefier 1.6-liter turbo rated at 163 bhp (121 kW).

The European version will make use of the same Euro 6-compliant engines as its two cousins and most likely Peugeot will offer the recently introduced economical three-cylinder 1.2-liter PureTech e-THP turbocharged gasoline engine that churns 130 PS (96 kW).

The China-spec model will be unveiled on Sunday at the Beijing Motor Show while its European sibling will likely be shown early October at the Paris Motor Show.

Early mistakes affected Schumacher outcome – report

 Early mistakes affected Schumacher outcome - report

Michael Schumacher

A German magazine claims mistakes in the initial treatment of Michael Schumacher’s head injuries may have affected his hopes of recovery.

Stern, a weekly newsmagazine, says that when paramedics arrived at the scene of the F1 legend’s skiing fall, they may have misdiagnosed the seriousness of his injuries.

That is because when they initially assessed the great former Ferrari and Mercedes driver, he was conscious.

A senior emergency doctor was quoted by Stern as saying a “confused” patient who nonetheless has “his eyes open” and is “speaking and moving”, can initially be diagnosed as having a less severe trama.

But in a small group of patients, the situation can “deteriorate rapidly”, Stern added.

“Had the rescuers arrived at the scene minutes later, they may have recognised the matter of life and death,” the magazine reported.

In reality, Schumacher was initially flown by helicopter not to the specialist Grenoble hospital, but a smaller facility in Moutiers.

There, the 45-year-old was initially intubated, but he had already lapsed into deep coma.

So he was flown a further 20 minutes to Grenoble, where upon arrival a local journalist observed that the helicopter paramedics were “noticeably excited”.

Schumacher’s manager Sabine Kehm would not comment, but Stern suggests that the great German’s prospects might have been “dramatically” improved had he been ventilated and operated on sooner.

Audi A3 named 2014 World Car of the Year

 Audi A3 named 2014 World Car of the Year

2013 Audi A3 Sportback

German automakers blitzkrieg the awards

The Audi A3 has been named the 2014 World Car of the Year.

A panel of 69 automotive journalists selected the car over the BMW 4-Series and Mazda3 because it offers a “silky smooth ride,” a “superb choice of engines” and four body styles. They concluded the A3 “packs a hefty premium punch in the small luxury segment.”

According to Audi Chairman Rupert Stadler, “The Audi A6 was the first ever winner of this award and we are delighted that the Audi A3 has repeated that achievement by being voted 2014 World Car of the Year. The Audi A3 showcases Audi’s technical competence in all aspects of carmaking, not least in the areas of lightweight technology, drivetrain, mobile infotainment and driver assistance systems. This major award win is an achievement that the whole company can celebrate.”

This year’s other winners include the Mercedes S-Class which beat the Bentley Flying Spur and Range Rover Sport to become the 2014 World Luxury Car. The Porsche 911 GT3 took top honors in the World Performance Car category, while the BMW i3 scooped up both the World Green Car and World Car Design of the Year awards.

2015 Honda HR-V announced, goes on sale later this year

 2015 Honda HR-V announced, goes on sale later this year

2015 Honda HR-V

Will slot below the CR-V

Honda has released the first pictures of the 2015 HR-V.

Essentially a renamed Vezel, the HR-V is based on the Fit and will slot below the CR-V when it goes on sale in the United States this winter. Specifications will be announced closer to launch but Honda says the model will have a “versatile and spacious interior” with second row seats that fold completely flat.

There’s no word on what will power the model but it could use the Fit’s 1.5-liter four-cylinder engine that develops 130 bhp (97 kW) and 114 lb-ft (154 Nm) of torque.

According to American Honda Senior Vice President Jeff Conrad, “Both Fit and HR-V demonstrate how great things can come in small packages, and no one does this better than Honda. Together these models also represent Honda’s step-by-step expansion of our production in the region, which has been key to our success in America for more than 30 years.”

G-POWER M3 GTS 2013

G POWER M3 GTS 2013 Car Pics

G-Power has unveiled a revision to its upgrade program for the BMW M3 GTS, which is now even stronger and more efficient thanks to their supercharger system. The supercharger kit costs 23,500 EUR plus installation.

The GTS SK II Sporty Drive TU Supercharger system gives 650 hp / 478 kW at 7800 rpm and a torque of 630 Nm 3900 rpm. The BMW M3 GTS will sprint to 62 mph (100 km/h) in 4.1 seconds, while 0-124 mph (0-200 km/h) takes 11.8 seconds, on its way to a top speed of 200.7 mph (323 km/h).

The package can be complemented by 20-inch SILVERSTONE CS forged alloys with Michelin tires priced at 7.437,00 (net) and the G-POWER ceramic breaking system for the front axle is 14.460,00 (net), respectively 11.778,00 (net) for the rear axle.

AC Schnitzer BMW M6 Cabriolet 2013

AC Schnitzer BMW M6 Cabriolet 2013 Car Wallpapers

Germany based tuner AC Schnitzer revealed a new turning program for the BMW M6 Coupe, Convertible and Gran Coupe. AC Schnitzer has proved that the BMW M6 range has been designed for high performance and outstanding technology.

AC Schnitzer aerodynamic components provide more sportiness. The components include carbon front spoiler, chrome grille, a carbon fiber rear diffuser, a sports rear silencer with twin chromed “Sport Trim” tailpipes and weight-optimised 20 or 21 inch wheels which even at a standstill are indicative of the asphalt-hugging stance.

In the interior the motorsport atmosphere is elegantly maintained by the “Black Line” aluminium cover for BMW “i-Drive system controller”, aluminium pedal set, aluminium footrests and floor mats in velours.

Mercedes-Benz SL400 2015

Mercedes Benz SL400 2015 Car Pics

Mercedes released details for the 2015 Mercedes Benz SL 400 Sport which joins the SL family replacing the SL 350 as the entry model to the range.

The 2015 SL400 is fitted with a V6 biturbo drivetrain that delivers 333 hp of max power and 480 Nm of max torque. The new Mercedes sprints from 0 to 100km/h ( 0-62mph ) in just 5.2 seconds and has a top speed of 155 mph.

The 2015 Mercedes SL 400 will be available from 72,500 OTR and deliveries will start in July 2014.

Bentley Hybrid Concept 2014

Bentley Hybrid Concept 2014 Car Wallpaper

Bentley will unveil its first Hybrid Concept at the upcoming Beijing Auto Show on April 20, 2014. Based on the Bentley Mulsanne, the 2014 Bentley Hybrid Concept sets the foundation for the all-new Bentley SUV to be available in 2017.

The plug-in hybrid system offers a power increase of up to 25% with a 70% reduction in CO2 emissions, both without any compromise to the exquisite luxury for which Bentley is known for. Copper is used as an exterior and interior styling element to highlight the car’s electrical veins, including copper details to the headlamps, radiator shell bezel, brake calipers, feature line details and badges. Copper accents continue in the cabin, with inserts to the hand-crafted veneers fascias, switch bezels and instruments. Copper cross stitching to the Mulliner Driving Specification diamond-quilted interior provides the finishing flourish.

Barrett-Jackson Hits $25 Million in Palm Beach, Here are the Top-10 Bid-Getters

We all know that Barrett-Jackson is no stranger to the rarest, meanest and sexiest the automotive world has ever seen, and we know that the auction house is also used to eight- and nine-digit takes at the end of each auction. Well, the 2014 Palm Beach Auction was no different than every other one, as it pulled in a cool $25 million. Sure, that is relatively small by B-J standards, but for Palm Beach, that is a pretty good tally. Surprisingly, there was only one true supercar in the whole lineup this year.

This trumps last year’s $21 million, and makes it the second-largest tally since the massive $32 million B-J did in 2007. In total, there were 509 cars sold, and seven of those cars had their proceeds go to charities. These seven cars netted a total of $2.35 million dollars for their respective charities. All of these totals are well and good, but we are here to talk about the cars that really lit up Barrett-Jackson’s coffers, like the incredible $1,000,000 that the 2015 Corvette Z06 drew in and the nine remaining six-digit totals that make up the top-ten highest sales figures at Palm Beach.

Click past the jump to see the entire list of the top sellers.

Barrett-Jackson Hits $25 Million in Palm Beach, Here are the Top-10 Bid-Getters originally appeared on topspeed.com on Monday, 14 April 2014 19:00 EST.

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Video: BMW M3 Sounds Aggressive While Testing At Nürburgring

The brand-new BMW M3 is only one month away from going on sale in the United States, but it appears that the German manufacturer is still working on those final track adjustments. Late last month, no less than three BMW M3s were caught on film while being hooned on the iconic Nurburgring track and the footage has finally surfaced the Internet.

It isn’t clear whether or not BMW is still developing the car’s ability to stay glued to the asphalt, while taking both fast and slow turns, but this three-minute video is bound to keep potential customers on their toes. In fact, it doesn’t matter if the new M3 is on your list or not, this is a spectacle you can’t miss.

As a brief reminder, the 2014 BMW M3 will hit U.S. dealerships with a turbocharged 3.0-liter, inline-six engine under the hood. The sedan (the coupe is now sold as the M4) benefits from 425 horsepower and 406 pound-feet of torque. Two transmissions are available, a standard six-speed manual and an optional seven-speed automatic.

The vehicle starts from $62,000 and has enough boxes on the options list to take a well-equipped model into $70,000 territory.

Video: BMW M3 Sounds Aggressive While Testing At N rburgring originally appeared on topspeed.com on Monday, 14 April 2014 22:00 EST.

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