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Cadillac: 115 Years of Innovation and Leadership Milestones

While the origins of the automotive industry are rooted in the development of the internal combustion engine in the 1860s and ‘70s, principally in France and Germany, the USA had joined in earnest by the early 1900s. Since Cadillac’s beginnings in 1902, the brand has forged a solid reputation for achieving automotive engineering firsts.

1993 Cadillac Allante Convertible
1993 Cadillac Allante Convertible

Establishing the spirit of innovation and daring that has sustained Cadillac for over a century, Model A, which was introduced during the 1903 New York Automobile show, had an overhead valve engine, rack and pinion steering and split-core fasteners which didn’t require lock washers.

The brand’s early years focused on the pursuit of refinement to enhance its leadership status. Cadillac’s tradition of industry firsts began in 1912 and the following highlights demonstrate that this was only the very start of over a century of bold design and ingenious technology.

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The Escala Concept introduces the next evolution of Cadillac design.
  1. In 1912, Cadillac’s award-winning, sophisticated Delco electrical system integrates self-starting, ignition and lighting functions for the first time.

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Third Generation of the All-new Continental GT: the Definitive Luxury Grand Tourer

Bentley Motors is today announcing full details of its all-new Continental GT, the definitive Grand Tourer.

Designed, engineered and handcrafted in Britain, the new third-generation Bentley Continental GT combines spirited, focused performance with handcrafted luxury and cutting-edge technology, to create the finest Grand Tourer ever produced.

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Wolfgang Dürheimer, chairman and chief executive of Bentley Motors, said: “Bentley has been at the forefront of luxury Grand Touring for nearly one hundred years. The new, third-generation Continental GT is the pinnacle of our design and engineering achievements and marks the next step in Bentley’s journey.

“We are the world leader in luxury mobility and our products and services define new luxury in the automotive world. The new Continental GT encapsulates our desire to innovate as well as celebrate our heritage and take the Bentley ownership experience to the next, unparalleled level.”

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At the heart of the new Continental GT sits an all-new, enhanced version of Bentley’s renowned 6.0-litre, twin-turbocharged W12 TSI engine, mated, for the first time, to a dual-clutch eight-speed transmission, for faster, more efficient gear changes.

An Adaptive Chassis

A new, technically advanced, adaptive chassis uses Bentley’s intelligent 48-volt Dynamic Ride System to ensure a responsive ride and exceptional handling and refinement in all road conditions. The new system controls ride comfort and lateral roll, cushioning passengers from excessive movement as well as making the car feel effortlessly precise.

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The muscular exterior design, created using revolutionary technology, results in a lightweight, yet stiff, body. The engine is positioned further back to improve weight distribution, resulting in driver-focused, dynamic performance.

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A one-of-a-kind Ride in Merc’s Autonomous Car

The F 015 autonomous car made its debut at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas more than two years ago. It’s packed with advanced (or what was considered advanced in 2015) autonomous technology, and can, in theory, run for almost 900 kilometers on a mixture of pure electric power and a hydrogen fuel cell.

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But while countless other vehicles are still trying to prove that cars can, literally, drive themselves, Merc’s autonomous car offering takes this for granted. Instead, this vehicle wants us to consider what we’ll actually do while the car is driving us around.

The steering wheel slides into the dashboard to create more of a “lounge” space. The seating configuration allows four people to face each other if they want to talk. And when the onboard conversation dries up, a bewildering collection of screens — one on the rear wall, and one on each of the doors — offers plenty of opportunity to interact with various media.

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Rolls-Royce Motor Cars Lights Up Europe’s Summer Hotspots

Rolls-Royce Motor Cars will this year once again serve as a gentle presence in the most celebrated Mediterranean playgrounds of the wealthy and influential. Working with an exclusive selection of partners across the beautiful Andalusian Coastline and the blissful Côte d’Azur in the South of France, the marque will present a collection of motor cars in locations entirely befitting the most discerning patrons of luxury in the world.

“Rolls-Royce’s presence in some of the world’s most glamorous summer enclaves speaks of the commitment to effortlessly gracing the lifestyles of its patrons. We are delighted to ensure those wishing to know more about the marque are never without the benefit of a Rolls-Royce,” says James Crichton, Regional Director Europe, Rolls-Royce Motor Cars.

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Rolls-Royce Teases New Phantom as it Announces the Final Icons to Join ‘The Great Eight Phantoms’ Exhibition

Today, as excitement builds towards the premiere of ‘The Great Eight Phantoms’ Exhibition at Bonhams in Mayfair, London next week, Rolls-Royce has announced the final three great Phantoms that will join the event. 


Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II has graciously assented to her Phantom VI State Limousine being present for the public to see. Also joining the Exhibition are the Phantom IV that belonged to the Aga Khan III  –one of 18 such Phantoms built only for Royalty and Heads of State; and the First Goodwood Phantom VII, which began the renaissance of Rolls-Royce on 1 January 2003.

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Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II’s Phantom VI State Limousine

Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II has graciously assented to her Phantom VI State Limousine being present at ‘The Great Eight Phantoms’ – A Rolls-Royce Exhibition for the British public to see.

In 1977, to mark her Silver Jubilee, the UK’s Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders gifted Her Majesty a new official State Limousine, a custom-built Phantom VI.

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The New Volvo V90 T6: Keep Your Eyes Peeled…..

How a car’s lover cannot be tempted when he can grab a Volvo V90 T6? H.Soukar takes a closer look…

I must be dreaming. Driving such luxurious yet powerful vehicle as the Volvo V90 is a real dream, to say the least! And if this sounds too fantastic to be true, then I am one of the lucky ones enjoying the ultimate driving adventure of this amazing wagon.

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A 3-day-long drive across the UAE is a real treat. As each day passes, the roads become increasingly entertaining. A few laps of the track make it clear that the engine of this car is smooth and refined and has proper, rock-steady push once the big turbo is spooled up. After 15 minutes or so, my conclusion is pretty straightforward: this is a very impressive piece of engineering.

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The new BMW Concept 8 Series previews a luxury 2-door with the Mercedes S-Class Coupe firmly in its sights

This is the new BMW Concept 8 Series – a flagship 2+2 coupe that has been designed to take on the Mercedes S-Class Coupe.

Revealed at this year’s Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este in Italy, the close-to-production design study will morph into a showroom model next year; following in its footsteps will be a broadening lineup of new 8 Series models that’s set to include an 8 Series Convertible and 8 Series Gran Coupe.

“The number 8 has always represented the pinnacle of sports performance and exclusivity at BMW,” said Chairman of the Board of Management of BMW AG Harald Krüger. “The forthcoming BMW 8 Series Coupe will demonstrate that razor-sharp dynamics and modern luxury can go hand-in-hand.”

The concept is a long and rakish two-door coupe, which has a whiff of Maserati about its proportions. BMW, however, says that the car shows a ‘fresh interpretation of iconic BMW styling cues’. At the front, slender laser lights sporting a similar light signature to that seen on the new 5 and 7 Series flank an over-sized kidney grille. A carbon fiber front lip beneath is also said to underline the car’s ‘sporty and high-performance’ character.

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Aston Martin and Tom Brady Unite – Introducing ‘Category of One: Why Beautiful Matters’

Aston Martin announced recently the start of a new long-term partnership with Tom Brady, record-breaking National Football League star and one of the most renowned and respected athletes of all time.

In collaboration with Aston Martin’s VP & Chief Creative Officer, Marek Reichman, the designer currently responsible for creative direction of the Aston Martin brand and model range, Brady and Reichman will explore their affinity for The Love of Beautiful via a new content series entitled Category of One, premiering later this year.

“Tom is an inspirational leader and athlete who is clearly aligned with our view of Aston Martin,” said Reichman. “His performances on the football field – not just recently but throughout his career – are an inspiration for us all. My team and I are looking forward to this creative collaboration as we continue to roll out Aston Martin’s ‘Second Century’ plan.”

Aston Martin and Tom Brady Unite

Brady to Share Visualizations of Where He Sees Beauty

Brady will seek to share visualizations of where he sees beauty in his sporting moments, what he sees as beautiful in life, and what continues to compel him to pursue greatness after five Super Bowl wins and four MVP Awards.

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Bugatti Inaugurates the Brand’s Largest Showroom in Dubai

The largest Bugatti showroom in the world has recently opened  on Sheikh Zayed Road in the center of Dubai. The French super sports car manufacturer’s facility in Dubai is the 15th location in the brand’s global dealership network with the new award-winning brand design. Bugatti’s long-standing sales and service partner in the UAE is Al Habtoor Motors.

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With 30 orders received for the Chiron, Bugatti UAE is the brand’s most successful dealership underscoring the high importance of the Arabian peninsula as one of Bugatti’s key sales markets. All in all, the region accounts for 26 percent of orders received for the Chiron. For the inauguration of the new luxury address on the Arabian Gulf, the world’s most powerful, fastest, most luxurious and most exclusive production super sports car traveled to Dubai before beginning its tour of the region.

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The All-New PEUGEOT 3008 SUV Makes Middle East Debut

The all-new PEUGEOT 3008 SUV was lately unveiled during a regional launch event at Jumeirah Beach Hotel, Dubai. The high-profile event was attended by Jean-Philippe Imparato, Chief Executive Officer of Peugeot brand, Jean-Christophe Quemard, Executive Vice-President Africa-Middle East of PSA Group, Cedric Zayoun, Managing Director of the GCC region at PSA Group and UAE’s celebrated rally driver Sheikh Khalid Al Qassimi, in addition to over 100 key figures from the industry and prominent media outlets from the UAE and the region.  

The all-new PEUGEOT 3008 SUV

Under the theme “Stop imagining the future; Drive it”, the event featured futuristic multi-sensorial stations, where the attendees got the chance to discover the vehicle with a unique and immersive virtual reality experience. Making its debut through a remarkable show, the European Car of The Year 2017 features a spectacular, advanced dashboard. This coherent and highly technological ensemble is the latest generation PEUGEOT i-Cockpit®, a novel concept that has rewritten the book on the car cockpit. The large 8” touch-screen resembles a tablet installed in the center of the dashboard and is equipped with capacitive technology for greater reactivity and practicality. It is accompanied by six elegant piano-key “toggle switches” – giving direct and permanent access to the main control functions: radio, climate control, navigation, vehicle parameters, telephone and mobile applications.

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