Keeping its words for the 2014 (twenty fourteen), Mercedes-Benz launched the GL63 AMG in India for Rs 1.66 crore ex-showroom, Mumbai. The big AMG SUV of Merc is powered by a V8 AMG engine, worth of 565PS and an eye whopping 760Nm of torque. It can do a top speed of 250kmph and can attain the 0 to 100kmph in 5.5 seconds. On the cosmetic front, this big German SUV wears all-new AMG grille with black slats and a large Mercedes star nestled amidst. The larger air intake, chrome inserts on bumpers, 21-inch AMD wheels are some of the cosmetic glares that were flashed brightly. At the rear, GL63 AMG gets a larger, sportier bumper, tailed off with the trademark AMG quad-pipe exhaust pipe setup. In the rivalry note, its main competitors remain the Range Rover Sport, Porsche Cayenne Turbo and their likes. Hope so, it too may sell in numbers like its conventional sibling the GL-Class.
The ongoing New York Auto Show revealed more beans of a sudden, and the new 2015 (twenty fifteen) Toyota Camry broke the cover with a great vengeance. Draped in the red paintjob, it was a lavishing lady that was seemed waving hands to its lovers, intimating to be coming soon to showrooms. End numbers of changes spotted on it with almost every part changed, except the roof. The major one remains the radiator grille which is all new, expectedly to have been taken from the Toyota's niche brand Lexus. The new Camry is longer and wider than the previous one. While the technicalities are carried over from that of the outgoing generation even, interiors too remains the same, except some minute changes and the 4.2-inch screen planked amidst the gauge cluster.
Amidst the huge fanfare, 2015 (twenty fifteen) Hyundai Sonata was unveiled at the New York Auto Show in an all new avatar, sculpted with Fluidic Sculpture 2.0 design language. The front remains a prominence of the change with revamped front grille, LEDs and bumpers. The rear too doesn’t go for an exception; tail lamps and a redrawn trunk lid are to name the newest. Additional paint options to choose from, and the new alloy wheel designs rounds up the new 2015 Hyundai Sonata package from outer. Inside the cabin, the interior remains more or less similar to existing generation, but several flaws poses rejuvenation like the tilted telescopic steering wheel and premium seat cloth, LED interior lights, and loads of other modern gimmicks. The major chunk of revamp flows with the configurable TFT screen mounted in between the gauges playing host to Hyundai’s latest infotainment system. Meanwhile, the technicalities are retained to that of the outgoing generation, while the strength of the car is now beefed up with the enhanced use of steel throughout, likewise its length, width and wheelbase also enhanced.
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Twenty fourteen (2014) Mercedes-Benz S-Class was touted to be the world's best car, as it was launched to replicate the future of Mercedes for the coming decade. But what if the incident of it bursting into flames seems to prove crucial ground for brand to sell it in good numbers? However, this time, the two-week old twenty fourteen (2014) Mercedes-Benz new S-Class was found bursting into flames in the Southern Germany. The car was reported to be driven by an elderly couple, when a serious fire spontaneously started fuming underneath the bonnet. Gracefully, all the passengers managed to escape in time, and no one was seriously injured. The local fire department wasted no minutes in arriving at the spot, and 18 firemen along with three firetrucks bloke the fire off. Hopefully, police investigations are on, and even Mercedes-Benz engineers too are investigating the case with anxiety. Well, we too are very much curious to know what made this world's best car to jolt with fire just after two weeks since rolled down from the showroom. Does anyone have any idea? Please do mention in the comments box below...
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ing Khan surprised best friend and Happy New Year director Farah Khan by gifting a muscular new SUV “The Mercedes-Benz GL-Class.” According to the reports, Farah had crashed her car and using SRK’s spare to get around, before King Khan gifted her a new set of wheels. The superstar has gifted Farah cars in the past too – a Hyundai Terracan when she completed her directorial debut Main Hoon Na. In return, Farah too gifted the King of Bollywood a Mercedes-Benz S350 after Om Shanti Om wrapped up. SRK had gifted a lot of pricey gifts to other stars of industry. On a side note, why can't we all have expensive car gifting friends like SRK? Sigh. Let us know what you think of Shah Rukh's surprise for Farah – meant a big Mercedes GL!
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Flowing with the time, Bajaj has always kept adding and subtracting the models to its Discover lineup. The last model that joined the league is "Discover 125M". On the styling front, it is more or less similar to its older sibling 'the Discover 125ST'. Except the flex of a shorter wheelbase and a comparatively smaller fairing, whole bike remains the same. Decals, body language and the riding position are exactly carried forward from the previous one. In fact, the only cosmetic that has undergone a major makeover is the 'rear suspension'. Earlier, the Discover ST was done with the nitrox mono, but now, this bike is given away with gas charged dual suspensions. On the technicalities, the Discover 125M retains the same engine of 125cc worth of 11.5 PS. On a comparison note, the engine is reduced in power by one and a half PS. The gearbox too gets chopped off by a gear. It means now only four gears available, with the heel shift pattern. Ride and handling of this bike is quite subtle towards its price tag. The top speed of 100 kmph can be achieved easily, while the city driving doesn't remain a hassle at all. All bumps were soaked with great ease, but the disappointment of missing the mono suspension was felt every second. The major disappointment to us was the gearshift, as it was comfy between third and fourth only. When cruising on highways, the mid range seems to reach dead end soon due to the lesser number of gears. As in return, you have to do a lot of preplanning while overtaking a vehicle on the open roads, otherwise, rely on those segment's first optional petal disc brakes to get the bike trailed behind in right order. Hence, this new Discover, the 125M, is rolled with a vision to gain an upper hand on the competitors like Honda CB Shine and Hero Glamour. Comparatively its enhanced fuel-efficiency and excellent driving ergonomics is making it to get the pace set against all of them for the price of Rs 46,700 ex-showroom Mumbai.
Since after a long time, Volkswagen launched an exclusive Vento in India, called the Vento Preferred Edition. This assorted sedan of Volkswagen is garnished with features like alloy wheels, side door protectors, chrome embellishment on the window lines, door visors, boot spoiler and a ‘Preferred’ badge on the bootlid. Meanwhile, on interiors, the car receives a reverse camera display which doubles up as a navigation system. Thus, this new exclusive sedan of VW is rolled out in order to beef up the sales against the new Honda City. In fact, the Vento Preferred can be bought in both the fuel trims - petrol as well as diesel. Both of the powertrains will come displaced with the 1.6 Liter engine mated to a five-speed manual gearbox.
Series of images on social media sites either enhances or tarnishes the image of a brand. Here, in this case, with the Porsche Macan, it went through the latter one, when the Macan got stuck at an off-road patch and the Renault Duster came to its rescue! The incident happened during a press event in Morocco. Looking at these images from Twitter, it can be safely uttered, the world's cheapest SUV Renault Duster is compared with the very posh compact SUV Porsche Macan, where the Porsche loses battle, and got rescued by a poorman's SUV.
Jackie Chan had always thrilled fans with his lightning speed jumps and powerful punches on the screen. Likewise, now in the real life, Lamborghini unveiled Jackie Chan Special Edition Aventador for China, limited only to one car. The Jackie Chan special Lamborghini is donned with the titanium grey paint shade on exterior, and shiny Nero Ade alloys completes it. On inside, a red and black theme along with the word "Long" embroidered in the headrests; whereas, doors get the actor's name embellishment in Chinese too. Hence, the auction at the twenty fourteen Beijing Auto Show will decide its fate for owner, but the price will be no lesser than 1.2 million dollars which is the starting price of Aventador in China.
Reportedly, Shahid Kapoor is passionate about cars and especially Red colour. To the fact, he has recently bought a red-colour Porsche Cayenne in addition to his earlier Red Jaguar XKR. However, what people are not aware that all his cars have a similar number plate and showcases number 7. Reports suggest that, while Shahid is not superstitious at all, but he simply finds the number 7 as his lucky number. Ironically, the actor shares this luck with another Bollywood star. Even Aamir Khan finds the number 7 lucky, where all of his cars too sport the same number plate. While Shahid Kapoor car number is 7000, Aamir's car number is 007. Now that's something interesting!
Days before Beijing Auto Show would begin, BMW revealed the 7-Series Horse Edition exclusively for China. Based on the all-wheel drive 740Li xDrive trim, Horse Edition bears a chrome strip on rear with Limited Edition lettering encrypted on it, and options of three various paint jobs to choose from. In addition, standard adaptive LED headlamps, M Sport package with an aerodynamic kit, 19-inch M alloys, to be seen accompanying the brands' exclusive flagship in the Dragon country. Whereas on interiors, the M leather steering wheel, individual roof liner in Anthracite, Comfort seats with massage function, and horse badge head-rests would complete the overall package. We speculate, nothing has been changed on the technicalities under hoods. Hence, Horse Edition BMW 7-Series in China will be a makeover of luxury with a tint of sports.
The Jeep Renegade, an upcoming compact SUV, is creating buzz quite long before the launch. In a one sneak peek game, the Renegade is spotted testing somewhere in Michigan without camouflages. Debuted at the Geneva Motor Show, the baby Jeep is still under the testing mode, as a lot of unfinished substance can be seen lugging around the test mule. In fact, launch date of the compact Jeep is still under wraps. We believe, Fiat will also bring a member of its repertoire based on the same platform to be called as 500X.
After India, it's Russia who got the taste of Datsun with the launch of on-DO sedan. Based on the same platform of Datsun GO, the Datsun on-DO sedan too is similar in all the designing aesthetics and layout to the hatchback, except that additional a '530 liter boot'. However, the on-DO sedan will be manufactured at the AVTOVAZ plant in Togliatti. In technical aspect, the sedan is quite different than the rest of its siblings. A 1.6-litre, petrol engine, rated at 87 hp was found doing its duty under the hoods. Overall, the on-DO sedan is best-suited budget sedan for Russia due to its regional condition and other factors. We believe, the company's claim of five-person seating capacity inside it may not fall flat to most of the buyers.
After India, it’s Russia who got the taste of Datsun with the launch of on-DO sedan. Based on the same platform of Datsun GO, the Datsun on-DO sedan too is similar in all the designing aesthetics and layout to the hatchback, except that additional a ‘530 liter boot’. However, the on-DO sedan will be manufactured at the AVTOVAZ plant in Togliatti. In technical aspect, the sedan is quite different than the rest of its siblings. A 1.6-litre, petrol engine, rated at 87 hp was found doing its duty under the hoods. Overall, the on-DO sedan is best-suited budget sedan for Russia due to its regional condition and other factors. We believe, the company’s claim of five-person seating capacity inside it may not fall flat to most of the buyers. Description: Datsun makes its Russian debut with all-new Datsun on-DO four-door, five-seat family sedan. Datsun joins Nissan and Infiniti to cover all segments of Russian car market.
ickup truck are a great tool for the workforce in many places, but how about a truck with the performance, that is meant more for fun and less for work. Well, the answer is BMW M3 pickup. Don't be excited, it isn't the official product of the BMW, but a private owner decided to turn its high-performance M-series coupe into a powerful pickup for different sort of fun in South Africa. Spotted in Pretoria, the aftermarket guys had performed their job very precisely. A sunroof, a black bed cover, and a cut for the rear window in the center are all that can be taken notice of. So anyone out there wishes to convert their M-Series Bimmer into a performance pickup. They can lend their comments in the box below...
Piaggio, that iconic Italian Vespa maker, has now launched its latest autorickshaw in India called the Apé City diesel for Rs 1.80 lakh ex-showroom Tamil Nadu only in BS 3 variant. Hopefully, going by its name, the three-wheeler of Piaggio is powered by a 395cc single-cylinder diesel engine of 7.5bhp and 16.7 Nm of peak torque. On technicalities, the engine is air-cooled and is devoid of turbocharger mated to a 5-speed manual gearbox. In addition to it, petrol, CNG and LPG variants are also available. Hopefully, it will be interesting to see this same engine fitted on the upcoming bikes and scooters of the future.
Lexani Motorcars is the last word for ultimate luxury. Recent addition to its repertoire, is the Lexani Beleza – a luxurious Mercedes-Benz Sprinter van. Under the name of niche, the Mercedes Sprinter has got a 46-inch Samsung LED TV, a PlayStation 3 and a Bose surround sound system with other luxuries meant for the fun and entertainment on wheels. While, for the office lovers, there’s a desk with WiFi 4G connectivity, iPad docking station and lot more. Hopefully, the on-tour parties too are not excluded for the niches here, as the Lexani has provided refrigerator and a Nespresso machine. Whilst to lie in the lap of luxury, the add-on list of Merc van went compelling with two 19-inch LED TVs, luxury bar station, a custom-designed power table, gold-plated accents and heated massage seats. Hence, the Lexani Beleza costs between $250,000 and $500,000 depending upon the variants selected. So, what’s your take over here?
Mahindra Scorpio - the most rugged SUV of India has got "bulletproof" with an aftermarket kit costing Rs 12.66 lakh (twelve point sixty six lakh). The kit is made to order, and protects its buyers form a 9mm pistol shot. It comes inclusive of bullet proof body panels, bullet proof glasses, anti explosion material kit for fuel tank and a vehicle tracking device. Though, the 2 years warranty is also added to the whole package like an icing on the cake. We are drooling, what Mr. Perfectionist of Bollywood the Aamir Khan has to say about this - who just bought the Mercedes-Bens S500 with bulletproof kit for Rs 10 crore. Any guesses?