2014 Porsche Cayman – Lightning Fast!

cr 47007bd1402e486638658db00b6ac52f Porsche Caymen 2014The Porsche Cayman is lightning fast and a thrill to ride being so close to the road.  It's sleek hood design and some really cool and comfortable sport seats show off the Cayman's inherent qualities.  The 2014 Porsche Cayman is truly special and provides the motor enthusiast with something fantastic to drive and experience as well as for onlookers to admire.

At the recent Los Angeles Auto Show, the 2014 Porsche Cayman was revealed which is lighter, speedier, more efficient and more powerful than its predecessor.  At $63K the S variant has appoximately 325 horsepower with a 3.4 liter motor that can achieve 60mph in 4.4 seconds.  The base model starts at $52K and includes a 2.7 liter(6 cylinder engine) 275 horsepower engine.  For either model the manual or PDK transmissons are available.

The Porsche Cayman Turbo model is geared by a 2.5 liter 4-cylinder (turbo boxer engine) which is capable of achieving approximately 348-hp and 368 foot pounds of torque. By adjoining to the PDK 7-speed dual-clutch transmission, a 0 to 62 mph sprint for the Porsche Cayman Turbo is possible in about 4.9 seconds.

The 2014 Porsche Cayman power is derived from a 2.7 liter engine comprehending 275 horsepower and allowing for a 0 to 60 mph time of 5.13 seconds (Sport Chrono Package). The 2014 Porsche Cayman S is powered by a 325 horsepower (3.4 liter engine) providing for a 0 to 60 mph time of 4.41 seconds achieved via the Sport Chrono package. The 2.5-liter turbocharged 4 cylinder version of the Cayman should be even faster than the S variant out now.  Prices start at $52,650 = Porsche Cayman and Cayman S = $63,750.

Resale pricing on Porsche cars remains among the best in the industry so making any purchase is a non-risk event for the auto consumer.

The new Porsche Cayman Turbo will make its debut at the 2013 Frankfurt, Germany Motor Show.

M6 2014 BMW Gran Coupe

cr fcd6d8221893cd52cdc04fcae290eb74 Bmw 2014 Gran Coupe M6M6 Gran Coupe – There's a new M-branded BMW product coming soon to a showroom near you!

The   2014 BMW M6 Gran Coupe   becomes the newest member of the BMW M5, M6 Coupe (M family) this year thus becoming a great 2014 MY addition.  Developed in Nürburgring, Germany (Nürburgring Nordschleife circuit), BMW validated the M6's acceleration, braking and handling as the M6 passed the demanding track requirements at Green Hell. Its Canadian debut is coming and dealerships will fill their inventories during the summer of 2013.  Final pricing, specifications, options and other figures and options will be announced closer to the specific launch date.  The four door vehicle should be a hit with its overall practicality (space, performance) over the 2-door M6 coupe.

The M6 Gran Coupe is positioned as a high performance, four-door Coupe providing for additional passenger space in comparison to the 2-door coupe version.  The M6 will be placed in between the M6 Coupe and the M5 models as far as vehicle placement  is concerned.  The new M6 Gran Coupe will fill yet another small market void within the BMW vehicle line up.  In essence the M6 Gran Coupe is a combination of the M6 coupe and M5 sedan but with big divisional power installed under its hood. The smoothly flowing roofline makes the Gran Coupe more attractive than the three-box M5 sedan.  Both Ergonomics and Racing Technologies have been integrated to make the M6 an attractive and sexy vehicle option for the consumer.

BMW has done its homework and "burned the midnight oil" in making the M6 vehicle more fuel efficient while at the same time maintaining the fun, exuberance and power via the V8 engine.  The vehicle outputs 10% more power than the M V-10 motor while improving its torque by 30%!  Wow!  The M6 will have a direct-injected 4.4 liter M Twin Power Turbo V-8 engine becoming the strongest engine amongst the M family members.  At 560 horsepower and 500 #/ft of torque this vehicle will be agile, mobile and nimble.
The M6 engineers anticipate a top end speed of 155 miles per hour accompany a 0-62 mph time in a mere 4.1 seconds.  The brakes have been improved with large rotors in the front and rear along with six-piston calipers. The driver has the ability to shift between M1 or M2 modes by using the steering wheel integrated buttons (M1 = sportier setup and M2 = track duty).

If you are looking for a racing car performance, some additional seating for guests and for some awe-inspiring looks…then the 2014 BMW Gran Coupe could be for you!

 

M6 Gran Coupe Features:

 

  • Body kit
  • Exposed carbon fiber roof panel
  • Painted brake calipers
  • Stylish 20-inch wheels (wrapped in high performance summer tires)
  • Alcantara trim
  • Sporty 3-spoke steering wheel
  • Leather wrapped seats
  • 7-speed M-Double Clutch Transmission or Active M Differential (electronically controlled, takes the power and distributes the power between the front and back tires)
  • Radical chassis
  • Steering wheel-mounted buttons
  • Rigid Suspension
  • Unique aluminum suspension components
  • 4+1 seating arrangement
  • Cross-drilled cast iron brakes(standard option)
  • Fade-resistant carbon ceramic units(optional)
  • Carbon-fiber roof panel
  • iDrive control system
  • Power sports seats including bolsters
  • Unique 20-inch wheels
  • Flared fenders
  • New front and rear fascias
  • Aerodynamically-sound mirrors (contained on each A-pillar)
  • Alcantara headliner
  • Merino leather upholstery
  • Carbon-fiber trim
  • M Family steering wheel (includes shift paddles)
  • Carbon Ceramic Brakes
  • 10.2″ Entertainment center console

 

M6 Gran Coupe Competition:

 

Mercedes-Benz CLS63

 

Audi S7

 

 

2014 BMW M6 Gran Coupe

 

 

BMW 2014 X5 (F15)

Images of 2014 Bmw X5BMW – Set for its debut at the end of next year, the 2014 edition and popular X5 SUV is slated for numerous updates including significant weight savings and improved fuel economies over its current model. The weight saving technology was generated from the BMW 5-Series (F10). The X5 will ride on a modified version of its current vehicle platform.  Both six and eight cylinder engines will be available including hybrid and diesel options.

 

The BMW X5 F15 SUV will be enhanced significantly in length and will capture an elongated roof design.  Due to its increased length, a third-row seating option will become available on the 2014 BMW X5 which will likely improve its marketing efforts in the United States.  Fine wood trim, metallic accents and leather coverings will flavor the interior while an iDrive display and a 3-spoke steering wheel design enhances the overall X5 package.  A downward transcending roofline and distinguished looking front grille will be evident on the X5 model.  The vehicle rear will show again its familiar L-shaped tail lamps while retaining the dual exhaust outlets.

Its overall profile has been left intact since the X5 originally came to fruition back in 1999. The new BMW X5 (F15) will capture an enhanced looking blunt nose like other recent BMW products.  The headlights will elongate to mate with the grille similar to the current 3-Series.  New vertical vents at the trailing edge of the front wheel have captured our imagination and we remain undecided on whether they are functional or purely aesthetic.  Its left side small spoiler is anticipated to feature a more curved appearance.

The BMW X5 engine options will likely include a V8 engine. Its highly anticipated X5 "M" model will come out one year later and a 2015 model year will integrate a highly tuned BMW based suspension package.

The X5 is not as aggressive in design as the X5 "M" vehicle seen in the fall of 2012, however, with the entire late vehicle marketing efforts this is not unexpected.

 

BMW will produce its new 2014 BMW X5 (F15) at its Spartanburg, South Carolina, USA plant in late calendar year 2013.  The X5 will hit the dealer showrooms as a 2014 model.

 

BMW 2014 X5

 

2014 BMW i8

2014 BMW i8 Spyshots

Have we lived on to the wrong planet as we spotted 2014 BMW i8 with heavy camouflage sheet went on test drive? No folks… The spyshots of the i8 prototype means that BMW is an automaker of its words as they planned to expand the i models by deployed the first prototype of i3 for test drive. Somehow, we believe that as soon as we found out the i3 compact city car undergo winter testing, then soon enough, we will get the chance to see another i model and voila… the Bavarian carmaker did send the 2014 i8 coupe.

The 2014 BMW i8 is probably at the production-ready stage because autoevolution.com referred the coupe prototype has scoops and wings that channel the air for performance and efficiency. The exterior look starts from the fact that the door are a bit of open upward and the high sill refers that we are dealing with uncommon for a normal coupe sportscar. Being normal can be so boring and it is good to know that the Bavarian carmaker really explores its resources to create the stunning i8.

2014 BMW i8 Spyshots side view

We know the 2014 i8 coupe sportscar still in prototype form, but we rarely get the exciting feeling like this. Okay, we pretty much satisfy with the outer look of this sportscar although it’s covered in heavy camouflage sheet; and now time to predict what’s under the hood. Just like concept form of i8, this next-gen of sportscar could be powered by new hybrid powertrain that combines the three-cylinder turbocharged engine with RWD and one powerful electric motor to power the front.

2014 BMW i8 Spyshots rear view

The last info about the 2014 BMW i8 which we want to share with you is something that looks like you are driving something from Star Wars era. Our aforementioned source reported that the production for this coupe sportscar has scheduled in the middle of 2013 at BMW’s Leipzig facility plant and probably the first BMW that equips with laser headlights. Laser headlights, eh? Told you that this one has Star Wars theme on it.

Audi Launches the Biturbo Diesel Engine

Audi Biturbo engine

When we think that the Audi biturbo diesel engine proposal just a rumor, the German automaker proof us wrong. The automotive world is entering the new dawn of diesel engine as more and more automakers developed efficient powerplant on the oil-burner energy. The first German automaker which patented the tri-turbo is BMW as the system is installed on the 3.0L V6 engine under the M performance division. As we think that other German carmakers are doing nothing, Audi steps up and officially introduced their 3.0L V6 TDI that uses the biturbo.

The additional turbo on Audi’s diesel engine is intended to boost up the total power output into 313 horsepower between 3,900-4,500 rpm with torque around 650Nm or 479 lb-ft. What makes the diesel engine efficient is merely not the diesel as autoevolution.com refers that the start-stop technology and thermal management system help reach the efficiency that Audi wishes for. The thermal management system responsibles for bringing the oil and coolant to maintain the operating temperatures.

The biturbo diesel engine will make a debut on the Audi A6 sedan and coupled to the automatic 8-speed tiptronic transmission and quattro AWD system. This way, the A6 sedan is able o hit 0 to 62 mph (100km/h) in 5.1 seconds with electronically limited top speed reaches at 155 mph or 250 km/h. The 3.0L BiTDI also uses what Audi refers as sound actuator that “transforms the typical TDI exhaust note into more sonorous roar which is closer to the output of a high-performance petrol engine”.