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Mercedes starts work on Hardcore A45 AMG most powerful hot hatch to attract fans

BERLIN: Mercedes has started work on a hardcore version of the all wheel drive super A-Class; the A45 AMG is currently the most powerful hot hatch on the market. But with only 60 hp separating it from the Audi S3’s 2-liter turbo and a 370 hp RS3 Mercedes is re-sharpening its compact blade and getting ready for war. Tobias Moers, ... Read More »

BMW ‘secretly’ planning new supercar

NEW YORK: Dust has not yet settled on the success of BMW i8 and we are already opening to set jointly the mystery parts that could be BMW’s new supercar. Whether a accurate petrol powered behemoth, winning notes from the ancestry of the long lasting BMW M1 and its core values, or a hybrid supercar along with the lines of ... Read More »

400 horsepower BMW M2: Audi RS3 to launch turbocharged 5-cylinder engine

BERLIN: The German automaker BMW is all set to launch another racy two-door with 2016 arrival of the M2 Coupe to challenge Mercedes-AMG A45 and the second generation Audi RS3. The upcoming RS3 will likely follow in the footsteps of the Clubsport Concept and boast a turbocharged 2.5-litre five-cylinder engine under the hood. The powerplant, similar to the one used ... Read More »

Toyota tackles chicken & egg with rollout plan for hydrogen-powered Mirai

Automakers have long gushed about the advantages of hydrogen fuel cell vehicles– no emissions, no fossil fuels, none of the range anxiety associated with electric cars. But the hang-up has always been the lack of hydrogen fueling stations. Without a convenient hydrogen infrastructure, no one would buy a fuel cell car. But until there is sufficient demand for fuel cell ... Read More »

£2 million LaFerrari XX spotted testing on Fiorano

LOS ANGELES: Ferrari has confirmed the launching of track-only version of the LaFerrari built by the XX program. The LaFerrari XX already was spotted testing on Monza and now the car heavily camouflaged and using side-fixed rear wings was spotted testing on Fiorano. Ahead of the Le Ferrari XX’s expected debut early next month in Abu Dhabi, a prototype has been spied ... Read More »

1,050 horsepower Ferrari LaFerrari XX to have 6.3-liter V-12, twin motor-generator HY-KERS hybrid setup

LONDON: In the first year of a Ferrari exec conformed that progress had started on an ‘XX’ experimental version of the LaFerrari supercar, and afterward prototypes of the track-only special were spotted at some of Europe’s top race tracks, including Germany’s Nürburgring where spectators said it needed just 6:35 for a single lap. Now, a more advanced prototype has been ... Read More »

Porsche, BMW, Mercedes unveil luxurious vehicles with $200,000+price tags, 3D dashboards

LOS ANGELES: All luxurious brands including Porsche, BMW, Mercedes, Maserati and Jaguar have been brought under one roof at Los Angeles Auto Show. Limited editions, $200,000+ price tags, 3D dashboards for drivers, what more could the ultra-rich motorist want? Red-hot stock markets, historically low interest rates and cheaper gas prices are fuelling a surge in sales of top-of-the-range cars at ... Read More »

General Motors sued for $3b over concealing safety defects in cars

NEW YORK: General Motors Co has been sued for $3 billion by Arizona State over recalling its vehicles. Arizona State has claimed that the automaker deliberately put the public at risk by intentionally concealing safety defects to avoid the cost of recalls. Arizona Attorney General Tom Horne said in a statement the civil penalties could be up to $10,000 per ... Read More »

Mercedes reveals driverless ‘drawing-room’ car

BERLIN: No you don’t need to hire a driver or to be tired to have a long drive as Mercedes has unveiled its vision of a driverless car – and the interior looks a lot like a living room. The German car giant says the car of the future will be all about comfort – and the four-seater design even ... Read More »

400 horsepower new Toyota Supra more costly than $55,000 Corvette Stingray

TOKYO: The new upcoming product created with the combined technology of Toyota and BMW, the fifth generation sportscar “Toyota Supra”, will definitely be more expensive and more powerful than Corvette Stingray. Back in 1992, a Toyota Supra Mark 4 was something like a Chevrolet Corvette substitute coming at a much lower price but also with a smaller less-powerful engine. While ... Read More »

No match with fuel economy of $19,000, 53-mile-per-gallon Toyota Prius C

NEW YORK: Few vehicles can match the reasonably priced fuel economy of the $19,000, 53-mile-per-gallon Toyota Prius C, and that truth isn’t likely to change for 2015, as the Japanese company has issued a moderate refresh of its sub-compact hybrid. As mid-cycle refreshes go, this is a pretty standard affair, with a larger grille and tweaked LED headlights at the ... Read More »

Honda to launch hydrogen fuel cell cars in 2016

JAPAN: Honda is going to develop a new hydrogen fuel cell car that goes on sale in March 2016, which in emergency could even power your house. Hydrogen-powered cars called the Fuel Cell Vehicle (FCV), which produces only water as a waste product, will have a range of 300 miles (480km) and seating for up to five people. Problems with ... Read More »

$57,460 Toyota Mirai to use 1960s Apollo moon technology

TOKYO: Toyota is going to introduce its first mass-market fuel cell car next month, expecting to replicate the success of its Prius hybrid with a vehicle that runs on hydrogen instead of gasoline. The four-seater sedan, named Mirai, the Japanese word for “future”, will first go on sale in four cities in Japan on Dec. 15. Sales in the United ... Read More »

600 horsepower Mercedes-AMG GT3 to hit 60mph in just 3.7 seconds

LONDON: The thriving Mercedes-AMG GT3 will produce several derivatives over its planned seven-year and those forecasts have begun to ring true. Sorry to say, one does not have any news on AMG GT Black series however Mercedes has formally announced a hardcore GT3 racing version of its biturbo-powered beast. The German brand is staying tight-lipped on details at the moment, ... Read More »

World’s most expensive and luxurious Mercedes models

BERLIN: This list of the costliest Mercedes Benz cars is for the people who love luxurious vehicles and want to know about them. Mercedes-Benz, as you probably know, is a German luxury automaker, and one of the finest, if not the best, of its kind. You may trace the origins of this company back to 1886 and Karl Benz’s Benz ... Read More »

400 horsepower new Toyota Supra more costly than $55,000 Corvette Stingray

TOKYO: The new upcoming product created with the combined technology of Toyota and BMW, the fifth generation sportscar “Toyota Supra”, will definitely be more expensive and more powerful than Corvette Stingray. Back in 1992, a Toyota Supra Mark 4 was something like a Chevrolet Corvette substitute coming at a much lower price but also with a smaller less-powerful engine. While ... Read More »

Flying car no longer a dream: Slovakia AeroMobil’s car to fly 200kms/h

NEW YORK: Flying cars are no longer just a dream as Slovakian start-up company AeroMobil has developed a hybridised vehicle which may be available as soon as 2016. Aeromobil 3.0 over a century after the Wright brothers completed their first successful flight and Henry Ford introduced the world’s first mass market automobile, the two technologies have come together to form ... Read More »

$57,500 Mirai: Toyota to launch world’s first mass market fuel-cell car in Japan in Dec

TOKYO: In the world of automobile Toyota has a great contribution to provide quality cars to its lovers. Recently Toyota has announced that the company will start selling the world’s first mass market fuel-cell car in Japan next month and elsewhere in 2015, in what its top executive called an industry milestone. The four-door Mirai sedan, powered by hydrogen and ... Read More »

$70,000 fuel cell cars by Nissan, Ford, Hyundai, Toyota, Daimler, Honda, GM to hit future markets

BERLIN: The new upcoming technology in automobile world named as fuel cell technology will commercially available for mass use by 2025, which will be cheaper than other technologies in the world, head of automotive division Robert Bosch’s said. By 2025, fuel cell production will be more industrialized, bringing down costs thanks to greater economies of scale, Henning Scheider told the ... Read More »

BMW 1-series sedan looks big enough to compete with Audi A3

NEW YORK: A new BMW 1-series sedan is likely to be launched in the US in 2017, based on a front-wheel-drive architecture shared with Mini. BMW’s previous 1 series, which was rear-wheel drive, was available in the US only as a two-door coupe and convertible. The sedan pictured in this spy photo looks big enough to compete with Audi’s new A3 ... Read More »