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Mercedes C63 AMG Edition 507 Boosts Power by 50hp

Mercedes C63 AMG Edition 507 Boosts Power by 50hp

Special edition is available as sedan, coupe and estate

Mercedes is giving the C63 AMG an upgrade called the Edition 507. It gets a 6.3-liter V8 with a 50hp boost to 507hp and 10Nm boost to 610Nm. The power boost comes from the engine upgrades to the SLS AMG. It also gets composite brakes with red cali...
01.02.2013 | 3173 views | 0 comments
Sex and Cute Animals Are the Big Themes for 2013 Super Bowl Ads

Sex and Cute Animals Are the Big Themes for 2013 Super Bowl Ads

Automakers leaning on one of the two categories

The Super Bowl is on Sunday, and it is the biggest (and most expensive) day of advertising all year in the United States. Some people do not even care about the game and just watch it for the commercials.  In a move telling of the state o...
01.02.2013 | 9836 views | 0 comments
Lexus and Toyota Bringing Convertible GT86 and IS300 Hybrid to Geneva

Lexus and Toyota Bringing Convertible GT86 and IS300 Hybrid to Geneva

Both brands also have concepts

Toyota and Lexus have quite a lineup planned for the Geneva Motor Show with some surprises thrown in. Toyota The biggest surprise between them is the FT-86 Open Concept, which imagines a convertible version of the GT86. It is the first tim...
01.02.2013 | 5773 views | 0 comments
Force India VJM006 Looks the Same but Upgraded Under the Skin

Force India VJM006 Looks the Same but Upgraded Under the Skin

Most of the chassis is completely different

Force India had driver Paul di Resta reveal its new VJM006 at Silverstone today. On the outside, the car is nearly identical to the previous car with the exception of a non-stepped nose. Team Principal Dr. Vijay Mallya says that the chassis has be...
01.02.2013 | 3322 views | 0 comments
Ferrari F138 Gets a Nose Job for the 2013 Season

Ferrari F138 Gets a Nose Job for the 2013 Season

First changed car that we have seen this season

Ferrari has revealed its F138 Formula 1 car, and it is the first car that we have seen this year with significant changes over last year. Ferrari straightened out last year's crooked, stepped nose and has also changed the bodywork at the rear ...
01.02.2013 | 3972 views | 0 comments
Jaguar Head Discusses What It Will Take to Beat 3 Series

Jaguar Head Discusses What It Will Take to Beat 3 Series

Brand will use shared platforms much more in future

Jaguar brand director Adrian Hallmark says that the brand needs a strong strategy to take on the BMW 3 Series. He did not go so far to say that Jaguar is officially working on a 3 Series competitor, but he certainly made it seem like it is serious...
31.01.2013 | 479 views | 0 comments
Audi CEO Predicts Piloted Driving Within the Decade

Audi CEO Predicts Piloted Driving Within the Decade

It has separated vehicle development and technical development

Audi CEO Rupert Stadler says that piloted driving will be a reality on Audis within the end of the decade. Piloted driving is the is the new technical term for autonomous driving because the automakers do not want to give drivers the impression th...
31.01.2013 | 509 views | 0 comments
Nissan Debuts New Datsun Logo

Nissan Debuts New Datsun Logo

Sales will begin in select markets in 2014

Nissan revealed the logo for the new Datsun brand today and announced that the first cars would go on sale in India, Indonesia and Russia in 2014. The cars will be revealed in mid-2013. Datsun's strategy and creative operations will be run...
31.01.2013 | 1230 views | 0 comments
Fiat Sending Seven New Cars to the US After Chrysler Success

Fiat Sending Seven New Cars to the US After Chrysler Success

Chrysler vehicles refreshed over next two years

Chrysler had a very good year in 2012, according to its annual financial announcement. Sales were up 21% in the US, and its brands now control 11.2% of the US vehicle market. Its operating profit was up 47% to $2.9 billion (€2.1 billion). Rea...
31.01.2013 | 3937 views | 0 comments
Judge Fines Auto Journalist $190,000 for Breaking Porsche 917

Judge Fines Auto Journalist $190,000 for Breaking Porsche 917

UK auto magazines claiming chilling effect

The case of UK auto journalist Mark Hales allegedly breaking David Piper's Porsche 917 replica while driving the car for a freelance magazine article has finally been ruled on in court. The judge found in the favor of Piper and fined Hales&nbs...
31.01.2013 | 4053 views | 1 comments
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