It’s six years since the current 7-Series kicked off BMW’s controversial ‘flame surfacing’ styling. With its avant-garde lines, typified by an abstract, jutting boot lid, the model divided opinion – especially in the traditionally conservative executive saloon class.
But this brand new 7-Series is set to change all that – and Auto Express was first to get behind the wheel!… Continue reading
It’s official folks. Those of you that picked up a 2008 Subaru Impreza WRX have been had. The road-going rally rocket gets an update for 2009 and with it comes a retuned 2.5-liter boxer four-pot producing 265 hp and 244 lb.-ft. of torque – a 41 hp and 18 lb.-ft. increase over the outgoing model.… Continue reading
JE DESIGN, previously well known for its modifications of models from the VW Group, is now including another brand in its tuning range. THE sports car brand of all time: Porsche. Thanks to its experience with upmarket SUVs such as the VW Touareg and the Audi Q7, it was an easy step for JE DESIGN to provide the Porsche Cayenne with a new outfit and give it a more original appearance.… Continue reading
Several high-ranking executives from Alfa Romeo were keen to see how the launch of the new MiTo materialized. While they were there, we had the chance to talk with one of Alfa’s top marketing officers over dinner and discuss the latest news churned out of the rumormill concerning upcoming products from Alfa and its sister-brand Abarth.… Continue reading
Building eco-friendly models is at the top of most car makers’ hit lists these days. But Hyundai is working on combining fuel saving with technology to help reduce injuries to pedestrians in collisions.
And the first product of its research is the QarmaQ, a sporty 4×4 it says is a Crossover Utility Vehicle.… Continue reading
An eyecatcher at first glance – this calls for a closer look AC Schnitzer presents the new styling and performance package for the BMW X6 The new BMW X6 exerts a particular form of magnetism: not only does its chassis sit perfectly on the road, it also magically attracts attention. Now it appears there is only one place where the fascination, dynamism and presence of the first Sports Activity Coupé (SAC) can be enhanced: in the workshops of AC Schnitzer in Aachen.… Continue reading
Next generation Porsche 911 Targa combines an electric glass roof with electronically-controlled all-wheel drive system
With the introduction of the new 911 Targa this autumn, Porsche is completing the fastest ever generation change in the 911 model series. Two new power units with Direct Fuel Injection (DFI) improve both the performance and economy of the car, the fast-shifting Porsche Doppelkupplungsgetriebe (PDK) – or double-clutch gearbox – replaces the optional Tiptronic S automatic transmission, and electronically-controlled Porsche Traction Management (PTM) takes the place of the former viscous-coupling all-wheel drive system.… Continue reading
At the most recent Concorso d’Eleganza at the Villa d’Este on Lake Como, BMW showed off its splendid M1 Hommage Concept for the first time. The future is still uncertain for this prototype, which was created to give tribute to the 30 year anniversary of the 1978 sports car.
Directly from Munich these new shots have arrived, that still demonstrate the perfect combination of style with some vintage touch.… Continue reading