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The Jaguar F-Type

Jaguar F-Type

Jaguar has confirmed that their new sports car will be called the F-TYPE, which naturally follows on from the iconic C-TYPE, D-TYPE and E-TYPE line-up.

The Jaguar F-TYPE is based on the C-X16 concept car shown to the public in September 2011 and will enter production later this year – with the first cars being delivered in mid 2013.

It will be built at Jaguar’s Castle Bromwich plant, where the engineering prototypes have been built and are undergoing finial road-testing and evaluation.

The all-aluminium Jaguar F-TYPE will be launched as a convertible, and a strict two-seater with the focus uncompromisingly on delivering driver reward. A range of petrol engines will be available – including a new engine line-up.

We will of course bring you a full assessment of the Jaguar F-TYPE which we expected to have a price of around 50,000, when we know more details later in the year – Jaguar’s future looks very promising especially with the introduction the XF Sportbrake.

This car is one of our first views of the F-type V8, equipped with the same 5.0-litre lump you’ll find in an XF, XJ or XK. Note the quad pipes, a pair of exhausts nestling on either side of the rear valance with a deep recessed diffuser effect gap in the middle.

The twin-exhaust F-types, as revealed publicly by Jaguar in their own ‘studio spyshots’, with a centre-exit layout is the new 3.0-litre V6.

The F-type roadster arrives first in spring/summer 2013, followed by an F-type coupe roughly a year later.

It’s a new kind of Jaguar sports car to slot between the Porsche Cayman/Boxster duo and the 911, according to Jaguar. Cue a 55,000 estimated price point and the choice of a new 3.0-litre V6 in 340 or 375bhp tune, or a 5.0-litre V8 (no power outputs have been announced yet).

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2013 Chevrolet Trax first official picture

2013 Chevrolet Trax

Chevrolet will make a breakthrough at the Paris Motor Show to introduce their new vehicle, 2013 Chevrolet Trax.

The machine has not officially announced, but under the hood of the 2013 Chevrolet Trax planned to be powered by a 1.6-liter petrol is capable of producing power output of 113 HP, a turbocharged 1.4-liter petrol is capable of producing power output of 138 HP and 1.7-liter CDTI diesel that can generate power output of 128 HP.

Although only revealed in patent filings, Chevrolet Trax has an appearance not unlike Encore Buick and Opel / Vauxhall Mokka. That means the Chevy Trax has a familiar style but adopted changes to the front fascia with a draw with new headlights and a prominent grille.

2013 Chevrolet Trax to be released later this year and offered more than 140 countries. However, Chevy has no plans to offer the model in the United States.

The Trax is bound to share componentry and industrial underpinnings of the Vauxhall Mokka – putting it somewhere between the Nissan Juke and Qashqai in footprint – and is due in showrooms in spring 2013.

That would point to similar engines; the Mokka uses a 1.4 and 1.6 petrol, with the choice of a 1.7 turbodiesel. Most models in Europe would be front-wheel drive, but GM’s platform can serve up four-wheel drive to territories demanding better traction for slippery roads.

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Cadillac LTS

After years, of patent leaks, spy shots, and endless rumors about its feasibility, the Cadillac LTS flagship sedan may finally become a reality. That’s the sentiment within the ranks at Cadillac after a high-level source told Autoblog that the RWD, flagship, luxury sedan is being developed in time to make its debut at the New York Auto Show in April 2015. That’s still a long ways away, so it should give Cadillac enough time to prepare its long-awaited answer to the likes of the Mercedes S-Class, the Audi A8, and the BMW 7 Series.

Autoblog is also reporting certain design elements of the Elmiraj Coupe Concept we saw at the 2013 Pebble Beach Concours d’ Elegance will make their way to the LTS sedan. That’s a great way to establish a luxury identity for the LTS, because the Elmiraj is everything we hoped a Cadillac flagship sedan would be. While we don’t expect the LTS to be identical to the Elmiraj, we’re looking forward to seeing what Cadillac has in store for the model.

If anything, the company needs to be on its A game in developing the LTS. Last we checked, the S-Class, A8, and 7 Series were all heavyweights of the luxury sedan market. The 2015 S-Class, in particular, was a dramatic improvement from its own predecessor, re-validating Mercedes’ place in the pecking order of the segment. Cadillac will definitely have a lot of pressure on its hands, although the Caddy source did tell Autoblog that the company is prepared to embrace the challenge.

At this point, we’re holding our judgment on that one, at least not until we see the LTS in the flesh in April 2015. You still have time on your hands, Cadillac. You better make the most out of it if the LTS wants to live up to the hype.

Note: Cadillac Elmiraj Concept pictured here.

Click past the jump to read more about the 2016 Cadillac LTS.

Cadillac LTS originally appeared on topspeed.com on Thursday, 7 August 2014 10:00 EST.

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Mercedes G63 AMG 6×6 By Carlsson

The six-wheeled Mercedes-Benz G63 AMG is beyond ridiculous – either in a good or bad way, depending on your specific taste. Based on the 2014 G-Class, but with a host of upgrades, the 6×6 has five differentials, a $615,000 price tag, and off-road credentials that would make an original Army-spec Hummer H1 go weak in the knees. This isn’t stopping Carlsson, a well-known and popular Mercedes-Benz tuner, from upping the game even more, combining a healthy power upgrade along with special, customized interior trimmings to make the G63 AMG 6×6 even more over-the-top, if that’s possible.

The G-Class lineup is already a venerable, capable, and trendy offering, with record-breaking sales. This is impressive, considering this is basically a platform from 1979. That’s right; other than chassis and styling upgrades – along with plenty of modern, Mercedes-Benz luxury added in – you’re looking at an almost 40-year-old design.

Add another $500,000 in off-road hardware and upgrades, and things are bound to get interesting. But that’s just not enough for Carlsson.

Click past the jump to read more about the 2014 Mercedes G63 6×6 By Carlsson.

Mercedes G63 AMG 6×6 By Carlsson originally appeared on topspeed.com on Thursday, 7 August 2014 12:00 EST.

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2012 Audi TT RS Roadster review

New Audi TT RS

Audi’s TT RS apportions 360 horsepower to all four corners while the Carrera 4 shares 345 horsepower among its four.

The RS version of Audi’s TT Coupe is an amazing machine that’s unlike any TT I’ve previously experienced; this is a racecar parading itself as an upscale sports car.

One could also refer to the most powerful TT ever as the modest man’s R8, but that would be an injustice to the TT RS. You see, it’s faster to 100 km/h than the V8-powered Audi R8 4.2.

Whatever the label, the TT RS will live up to it, and then some.

The heart and soul of this car is its turbocharged 2.5L TFSI 5-cycliner 20-valve engine. Along with 360 hp @ 5,500 rpm, this renegade cranks out 343 lb-ft of torque from just 1,650 rpm, maintaining the full juice through to 5,400 rpm.

While I have bemoaned 5-cylinder engines in the past, Audi’s version leaves me breathless. Never would I have expected such outrageous performance from a mill with an odd number of cylinders whose total displacement is only 2.5 litres.

This powerplant is a significant accomplishment in the world of stock production engines. And it likes to boast about its credentials through an exhaust note that would send shivers down the spine of Lambo owners.

Hard to believe that the howl produced by TT RS at full throttle doesn’t belong to something from Italy with twice as many cylinders.

And to make the experience just that much more visceral, there’s a button next to the shifter with an “S” on it.

The TT RS is a wild beast with a gentle streak; that is, until you hit the “S” button. Activating the Sport Mode revises throttle mapping, steering response, suspension calibration, and exhaust channeling.

Suddenly, any sense of benevolence is lost. The car sounds angrier, rides harder and reacts with the immediacy of a racecar. Simply feathering the throttle produces astounding performance accompanied by an intensified auditory experience.

Deactivating Sport Mode returns the TT RS to a slightly more civilized machine cloaked in a thin veil of normalcy. This is actually a car that one could live with day to day. While its ride quality remains on the taut side and it’s not the quietest of sports cars, it is tolerable.

2012 Audi TT RS was equipped with Audi’s 6-speed manual gearbox, which made me ecstatic. While the S tronic dual-clutch automatic-shifting transmission is an amazing piece of F1-inspired technology, I relish the occasional opportunity to mix my own gears. Besides, the automated gearbox isn’t offered in the Canadian-spec RS.

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Alfa Romeo 8C Competizione gets tuned

Alfa Romeo 8C Competizione

Alfa Romeo planned the 8C Competizione model to make forays in the upmarket automobile section. The car was designed to provide an exotic design to consumers alongside the beautiful designs of Ferraris and Lamborghinis.

The car has a beautiful design and the body is constructed from carbon fibre on steel spaceframe chassis. The Alfa Romeo 8C Competizione review indicates that the car comes with a powerful 4.7 litre V8 petrol engine. This engine can deliver power of 441 bhp at 7000 rpm along with peak torque of 480 Nm at 4750 rpm.

The length of the car is 4381mm and its width is 1894mm while its height is 1341mm. The car can seat 2 individuals. The car enjoys perfect weight distribution as the gearbox and the differential are mounted at the rear of the vehicle. The car has double wishbone all round suspension and Brembo disk brakes. The car also comes with a 6-speed manual transmission system.

The car has top speed of 292 km/hr and can reach 0 to 100 km/hr in just 4.30 seconds. The brake system of the car is extremely responsive and this ensures that the car slows down easily even as it is cruising at high speeds.

The Alfa Romeo 8C Competizione review indicates that the car has extremely stylish interiors and the cabin employs top class materials used for the interiors. The steering wheel of the car feels slightly heavy. The interiors of the car are tastefully done. The car has comfortable carbon fiber seats that are ergonomically designed. The car has automatic climate control feature and the driver’s seat can be electrically adjusted. The car also has top class audio system.

The safety features in the car include airbags, fog lamp and parking sensors. The car also has traction control, antilock brake system, electronic brake force distribution feature and electronic stability program.

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The new 2013 Subaru Legacy mid-size sedan

2013 Subaru Legacy

Subaru car maker has announced new car with called 2013 Subaru Legacy. 2013 Legacy is powered by either a 3.6-liter H6 or a new, more efficient 2.5-liter 4-cylinder powertrain and debuts revised styling as well as the new EyeSight driver-assist system. Chassis enhancements improve both ride quality and agility in the 2013 Legacy, which also offers new amenities and audio capabilities.

2013 Subaru Legacy features new, sportier front styling with new headlights, grille and front bumper. The changes will further enhance the appeal of the Subaru Legacy, which has sold in record numbers since its 2010 redesign. With standard Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive, the 2013 Subaru Legacy remains the most fuel-efficient midsize all-wheel drive sedan in America. At the same time, the Legacy rewards drivers with engaging performance and a high level of driving comfort and offers outstanding safety performance. For added safety, the 2013 Legacy adds a new Brake Override system.

2013 Subaru Legacy 2.5i offers a choice between a standard 6-speed manual transmission and the second-generation Lineartronic CVT (continuously variable transmission); the latter is standard on the 2.5i Premium and Limited. The second-generation Lineartronic CVT offers more responsive and quieter operation compared to the transmission it replaces.

2013 Subaru Legacy 3.6R exclusively features the Variable Torque Distribution (VTD) AWD system with a 5-speed electronic automatic transmission. A planetary center differential works with an electronically controlled continuously variable hydraulic transfer clutch to manage power distribution. The VTD system normally sends more power to the rear wheels (45:55) to enhance handling agility, and it can continuously adjust power distribution in response to driving and road conditions.

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BMW presents five-door M135i models

2013 BMW M135i

The performance potential of the BMW M135i is reflected in its individual exterior and interior design features, which are integral parts of the series equipment in this BMW M Performance automobile. The body details are typical of a car designed to handle the aerodynamic requirements associated with dynamic, high-performance driving situations – it is such details that convey the unique M style and flair. The front apron is typical of M styling that reflects the car’s firm and responsive road handling, with the large air intake vents needed to meet the cooling demands of a high-performance straight six-cylinder engine, auxiliary units and oversized brakes. The competitive character of the car can also be seen in the three-dimensional flaps on the outer air vents, a detail inspired by automobile racing. These air inlets take up the space reserved for the fog lights in the other versions of the three-door BMW 1-Series. They are separated by horizontal struts in Ferric Grey metallic – a design detail that distinguishes BMW M Performance cars.

This power plant enhances the wide selection of engines available for the new compact three-door BMW 1-Series. At the same time, it is an essential component of a portfolio that positions BMW M Performance automobiles at the top of the performance segment. The BMW M135i is powered by a straight six-cylinder engine with M Performance TwinPower Turbo technology, which is known for its spontaneous performance and high revving, plus a level of efficiency that is remarkable in this performance class. The technology package includes a TwinScroll turbocharger, direct High Precision Injection with central multi-hole injectors, VALVETRONIC variable valve control and Double VANOS variable camshaft timing. This 3.0-litre engine delivers a maximum power output of 235 kW/320 hp at 5 800 rpm. This impressive power results from the maximum torque of 450 Nm that is available between 1 300 and 4 500 rpm.

The BMW M135i sprints from 0 to 100 km/h in just 5.1 seconds (automatic: 4.9 seconds) and reaches a top speed of 250 km/h – the top limit permitted by the vehicle’s electronic speed control system. Average fuel consumption in the EU test cycle is 8.0 litres (7.5 litres)/100 km, and the CO2 emissions level is 188 grams (175 grams) per kilometre. The exclusive power train for the compact BMW M Performance car also features a customised cooling system, M performance control and engine sound tuning, plus a newly developed six-speed manual transmission with dry sump lubrication. A dynamic eight-speed automatic sports transmission with gearshift paddles integrated in the steering wheel is available as an option.

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Renault Alpine Leaked

Renault Alpine

No, Renault won’t officially unveil its long-awaited conceptual tribute to the fabled Alpine-Renault A110 until later this week – but a Web site in Europe claims it has the first leaked photo of the Alpine reincarnate.

French publication MotorSport Magazine, which first broke the images, says what you’re looking at is the real concept deal, much, as does fabled BBC publication Top Gear. If true, it looks quite a bit like Renault’s 2010 DeZir concept – which, ironically, we noted bore a vague resemblance to vintage Alpine-Renault sports coupes. This new image appears much like a DeZir, albeit one cranked to eleven. Dramatic wheel flares, preposterously large wings, and gaping air intakes trigger flashbacks to Group 4-prepped A110s. Incroyable.

What lurks beneath the skin of la nouvelle Alpine, however, is allegedly wildly different from the original concept. Don’t look for the DeZir’s fancy electric powertrain; according to TopGear, the Alpine concept is built atop the mechanicals of the wild Renaultsport Megane Trophy race car. As such, a 3.5-liter V-6, placed aft of the cabin in keeping with Alpine tradition, could provide about 450 hp to the rear wheels.

We’re anxious to learn more about the concept itself – but we’re even more interested in learning exactly what plans Renault has in store for its Alpine brand, which has essentially laid dormant since the discontinuation of the A610 in 1995. Over the past several months, we’ve heard Renault officials insist they’re serious about resurrecting the brand. Rumor has it they’re certainly planning on launching a new sports coupe – perhaps atop a platform shared with Nissan and Daimler – that, could pack a 300-hp punch. Executives have also mulled selling the vehicle in both China and North America to amortize costs. If so, and if it continues to wear the Alpine name, it would be the first Alpine-Renault to be officially sold in North America, since plans to sell the GTA in our market in the late 1980s were ultimately scrapped.

For now, it’s a wait-and-see process. The first step, we’re told, is to wait until Friday, when more images and details are expected to emerge from Renault.

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2013 Subaru Outback Review

2013 Subaru Outback

Subaru automobile corporation is long acknowledge among the big name in car producer and also has long historical background of producing a top quality car that has Subaru characteristic, that’s why many feels that their brand new line of 2013 Subaru Outback might also be as wonderful as it old collections. The mixture of brand new range of modern technology formulate by Subaru and their expertise and deep working experience from their designers make this 2013 Subaru Outback become a tough competitor to other brand new auto in the same classification from other auto challengers.

This 2013 Subaru Outback is a fresh new car which will become obtainable on wide-range of diverse trims; that are the 2013 Subaru Outback 2.5i, the 2013 Subaru Outback 2.5i Premium and the 2013 Subaru Outback 2.5i Limited; all having four cylinder engine. The subsequent version should be the 2013 Subaru Outback 3.6R, the 2013 Subaru Outback 3.6R Premium, and the 2013 Subaru Outback 3.6R Limited; all having six cylinder engine. In this case, the Premium and Limited version would be the utmost expensive mainly because it will provide freight coverage, leather wrapper steering wheel, rear end privacy glass together with power drivers seat.

Currently the Subaru has already made the decision to placed their personalized CVT auto transmission platform as the selectable for the 2013 Subaru Outback, where the basic transmitting designed for the 2013 Subaru Outback will be the six speeds manual transmitting platform. With regards to the engine, there would be basically two type offered, the 2.5 liter 4 cylinder engine for the 2.5i editions; producing for as much as 170 hp and 170 pound feet of torque, while the second engine would be the 3.6 liter 6 cylinder engine designed for the 3.6R versions; having 256 horsepower as well as around 247 ft of torque.

The price for all the 2013 Subaru Outback would be the following; the Standard 2013 Subaru Outback 2.5i will likely be listed for around $24,55K intended for manual transmitting and $25,35K for the CVT auto transmitting, while the 2013 Subaru Outback 2.5i Premium will be posted for about $25,85K in manual transmission in addition to $26,85K for the CVT automated transmitting plus the last 2013 Subaru Outback 2.5i Limited is going to be listed at $$29,85K. Moreover, the particular 2013 Subaru Outback 3.6R is going to be quoted for around $29,35K designed for the Standard version, $30,6K to the Premium version along with the last is going to be $32,95K for Limited type.

Today’s tough opposition among auto makers across the world where brand-new vehicles brought directly into public day after day bring a very good condition for the consumer as they now enjoy a handful of options to pick out but in counter it will be a giant mission for Subaru as well as their brand new 2013 Subaru Outback to steal the attention and awareness from their clients and then win the race. As a retrofit variant different from the previous type, the 2013 Subaru Outback expected to deliver a new and different riding atmosphere that’s turned into reality by adding new additional features and functions to overpass the outdated edition. Subaru definitely optimist for the success of their fresh new 2013 Subaru Outback prior to implementing loads of brand new facilities and stuffs as per customers desire.

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