Just a week after the presentation of the all-new 7-Series, BMW has now taken the wraps off the facelifted 3-Series sedan and touring models that are due to make their first public appearance at the Paris motor show in October with sales following shortly after. The most significant changes in the 2009 3-Series concern the fresh front and rear styling, partially inspired from the new 7-Series.… Continue reading
When it comes to exclusively refining BMWs, HAMANN-Motorsport is one of the first addresses. Again, the Laupheim-based company gives proof to this by introducing its latest refinements for the new BMW 6-series. By developing an entire tuning programme not only for the coupé, but also the convertible, HAMANN-Motorsport renders an additional sportive and individual touch to the facelift already applied by BMW.… Continue reading
New Mazda RX-8 R3 delivers faster responses and even more driving fun
Single, highly-specified £24,995 model on sale from late August 2008
New Styling Pack, 19-inch wheels and Recaro seats boost driver appeal
Later this year Mazda is introducing a new version of its unique rotary-engined, four‑seater, four-door coupe – the Mazda RX-8 R3.… Continue reading
The new BMW 7 series:
* World’s first Night Vision system with individual pedestrian recognition
* World’s first production car with front side view camera
* First BMW Saloon with speed-related Integral Active Steering
* First BMW with Lane Change Warning
* BMW 7 Series to feature EfficientDynamics for class-leading CO2 emissions and fuel consumption
The launch of the fifth generation of the BMW 7 Series sets a new benchmark in automotive luxury, technical innovation and class-leading driving dynamics, combined with emissions reducing and fuel saving technology.… Continue reading
The long-awaited return of Alfa Romeo to U.S. sales is finally beginning to make some tangible progress – today Fiat and BMW announced a possible partnership with BMW’s Mini dealerships that will allow the German company to sell Alfas in its stores. The news means that Alfa could have at least a foothold from which to launch its return.… Continue reading
In celebration of its 2007 MotoGP world championship title win with Australian rider Casey Stoner, Ducati has teamed up with fellow Italian manufacturer, Alfa Romeo, to produce the impressive Alfa 147 Ducati Corse.
With both manufacturers steeped in racing history and pedigree, owners can expect something special. Thus the Alfa 147 Ducati Corse comes with Alfa Romeo’s 170 bhp JTDM turbodiesel, enhanced handling courtesy of Alfa Romeo’s Q2 system, a Sport button that varies the mapping of the accelerator pedal to give a notably sporting response, and some distinctive styling additions.… Continue reading
No more silly games, no more playing the spy photographer game, we finally have the real deal: the BMW 7 Series official photos. Even though, the official launch date isn’t until next week, some good folks decided to release some photos from the official brochure.
But let’s talk less and do more, so let’s see the pictures.… Continue reading
The Alfa Romeo 8C Competizione will get a successor in time for the company’s centenary in 2010, and it could be based on the Ferrari California if Alfa Romeo can strike a ‘difficult’ deal with Maranello.
Alfa bosses believe the idea of building a low-volume supercar that embodies the marque spirit and provides design cues for models lower down the scale – pioneered with the limited-edition 8C coupe and convertible – has worked spectacularly well.… Continue reading