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The House of Rolls-Royce announces Spring/Summer 2017 collection

The House of Rolls-Royce has announced its Spring/Summer 2017 Couture collection. Signature detailing in vibrant color will complement palettes of classic white as Dawn is Inspired by Fashion.

The House of Rolls-Royce has announced its Spring/Summer 2017 Couture collection. Signature detailing in vibrant color will complement palettes of classic white as Dawn is Inspired by Fashion.

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Volvo Trucks’ New Live Test ‘The Flying Passenger’ Spotlights Unique Powertrain Performance in Spectacular Paragliding Stunt

Volvo Trucks is back with yet another spectacular Live Test. During the breath-taking ride, the Volvo FH tows the paraglider up a steep mountain road and under the narrow opening of an overhanging bridge. The tight space calls for high precision driving at a constant cruising speed without any room for error. The test was set up to demonstrate Volvo Trucks’ unique power-train, fitted with I-Shift Dual Clutch, enabling excellent performance whilst at the same time considerably lowering fuel consumption.

“Driving on high gears and securing seamless gear shifting is an important factor for fuel efficiency. The I-Shift Dual Clutch enables smooth driving whilst staying in high gears and low revs,” says Staffan Wendeberg, Product Manager FH and Long Haul at Volvo Trucks.

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High Tech All the Way – the New Audi A4

From its crisp, clean contours to its timeless style, the A4 is beautifully crafted front to rear, while details like the diamond-inspired Singleframe grille and available full LED headlights prove that being on the leading edge is a winning proposition.

At 4.73 meters long and with a wheelbase of 2.82 meters – the new Audi A4 has a confident stance on the road. A prominent horizontal line on the front and rear emphasizes the car’s width. The flowing design with concise lines communicates the sporty elegance of the brand. The Single-frame grille is wide and low; the optionally available headlights in LED and Matrix LED technology (including dynamic turn indicators) make technology a visual trademark.

the New Audi A4

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2016 BMW 7 Series: Elegance Brought To the Road

Innovative lightweight construction, pioneering engines or a highly intelligent energy management are the best examples: The innovations of the BMW Efficient-dynamics engineers set new standards. In the BMW 7 Series, they unite in masterful perfection. The result is the optimum combination of driving comfort, dynamics and efficiency.

Efficient Dynamics

Whether the goal is maximum performance or minimum fuel consumption – for BMW, the focus is always on delivering quintessential BMW driving pleasure. BMW Efficient-dynamics is the strategy developed by BMW to minimize fuel consumption and CO2 emissions while simultaneously increasing dynamics and driving pleasure. It is a comprehensive technology package that encompasses the engine, energy management and the vehicle concept – and comes with every BMW.

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Here’s Your First Look at the Brand New Mercedes-AMG GT Roadster

The AMG GT Roadster, comes with 469 horsepower (a modest jump from the 456 hp made by the base AMG GT coupe) and 465 lb-ft of torque from a 4.0-liter, twin-turbo V8 — that’s enough to get the car from 0–60 mph in 3.9 seconds and up to a top speed of 188 mph.

For those who want something a little bit more “turned-up-to-eleven,” Merc also has the AMG GT C Roadster, which gets more output and torque (550 horsepower and 502 lb-ft) as well as a wider rear end that makes room for larger wheels and an active rear axle steering system brought over from the AMG GT R that lets the rear wheels turn in the opposite direction to the front. According to the Mercedes press release, it gives “significantly higher agility and increased driving pleasure with less steering input” — though the more usable benefit is a reduced turning circle.

Both convertibles have a fabric roof (available in black, beige, and a gorgeous red) that can open or close in around 11 seconds and it can do it while the car is going 30 miles per hour. Unnecessary and ridiculous? Probably. Awesome nonetheless? Abso-fricking-lutely. Also awesome? The Burmester sound system has a “special aperture in the right wheel arch” that holds a subwoofer and transmits the low notes throughout the entire car.

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2017 Toyota Highlander: What Does it Share With the Lexus LS?

We recently spent some time with the updated 2017 Highlander to discover the cool ways the crossover is different from the 2016 model—and also how it has remained the same.

As the designated driver for most road trips, I don’t spend much time in third-row seats. Still, when Toyota provided a 2017 Sienna beside a 2017 Highlander, I had to try both family-mobiles. No surprise here, the overwhelming winner for space in the third-row seats is the Sienna. I couldn’t believe how much space was back there, but my comfort level went from mildly uncomfortable to unbearable in the Highlander. That’s to be expected, though, as the Highlander is about 8 inches shorter than the Sienna, which has more interior space overall.

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2017 Mercedes-AMG E43 First Drive Review: Same Flavor, Fewer Calories

2017 Mercedes-AMG E43 First Drive Review: Same Flavor, Fewer Calories

One in every two cars carrying the insignia of Daimler’s in-house hot-shop from Affalterbach, Germany, is sold in the U.S.; the greater Los Angeles area alone is AMG’s eighth-largest market in the world. That sales success has largely been built on the back of the 63 and 65 series cars, immensely powerful V-8 and V-12 versions of C-Class and bigger sedans, coupes, convertibles, and SUVs. But Daimler wants more people to share the AMG love. Enter the 2017 Mercedes-AMG E43. Same AMG flavor, just fewer calories. And a cheaper price tag. Call it AMG-lite, if you will.

2017 Mercedes-AMG E43 First Drive Review: Same Flavor, Fewer Calories

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2017 Mazda CX-3: Simple Yet Sporty Refinement

For its second model year, the 2017 CX-3 benefits from just a few minor trim and equipment changes. There’s been some fancy-wheel democratization, as the mid-level Touring trim now receives the snazzy 18-inch wheels that were previously included with only the top Grand Touring model. Active safety technology became a bit more accessible, too, as Mazda dropped the cost of the i-Activsense package offered on the Grand Touring (adaptive cruise control, lane-departure warning, automated emergency braking, and more); it now costs $1170, $750 less than before.

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Mercedes Urban eTruck: First Fully Electric Truck

 

The Mercedes-Benz Urban eTruck is based on a unique concept: its drive is by means of electric motors adjacent to the wheel hubs, while the power supply comes from a modular battery pack. This puts the Urban eTruck on a par with conventionally engined trucks when it comes to payload and suitability for everyday use. But at the same time, it is far more environmentally friendly, generates zero local emissions and makes barely any noise. The revolutionary technical concept is part of an integrated system for eTrucks with a made-to-measure telematics service in FleetBoard and power supply using stationary battery storage. Standard-production vehicles of this type would be conceivable from the start of the next decade.

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Vision Mercedes-Maybach 6: A glamorous coupé

The coupé reinterprets classic, emotional design principles in an extreme way, following the Mercedes-Benz design philosophy of sensual purity. But isn’t that the true definition of ultimate luxury?

With so much sheet metal, it can be tricky to get everything to look right, but Mercedes seems to have done nicely with this concept. Overall, the car’s long nose and short deck are reminiscent of the Mercedes-AMG GT, and the long, tapering tail and lights are similar to that of the Mercedes-AMG Vision Gran Turismo concept from a few years ago. Capping off the front of the Mercedes-Maybach 6 is a proud, prominent grille that the company claims was inspired by a pinstripe suit. At each corner are 24-inch wheels with transparent panels based on the transforming, aerodynamic wheels of the Concept IAA Mercedes previously showed.

“Our glamorous coupé, the Vision Mercedes-Maybach 6, represents the ultimate in contemporary luxury. It is hot and cool”, states Gorden Wagener, Head of Design at Daimler AG. “With its intelligent appeal and reduced, technoid look, it perfectly embodies our design philosophy of sensual purity and our pursuit of aerodynamic efficiency.”

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