2012 Bentley Continental GT with V8 Engine

2012 Bentley Continental GT

We already know that Bentley has big plans with the new turbocharged V8 for the 2012 Bentley Continental GT luxury sedan, which is going to be used on a number of upcoming S and RS models. The first to debut is expected to be the new S6, which should land in Frankfurt for this year’s edition of the motor show in September. However, Bentley is also very involved with the eight-pot and will unveil a V8-powered 2012 Bentley Continental GT luxury sedan just a few months later, in January.

Until the 2012 Detroit Auto Show debuts and brings with it the arrival of the new engine for the 2012 Bentley Continental GT luxury sedan, Bentley still has to unveil the facelifted version of the GTC convertible, which will sport the usual mix of LEDs, retouched cosmetics and better trim. Right now, all the models in the Continental range feature some versions of the same 6.0-liter twin-turbo W12, but that’s going to change next year, according to our online contributor.

The new 4.0-liter V8 will bring lower emissions and better economy to the 2012 Bentley Continental GT luxury sedan. Inside sources suggest the lighter engine block will come with an air of sportiness that’s been missing from the two-ton monster. The engineers have also tuned the exhaust to produce a proper growl, so customers won’t miss the W12 bellow. There’s no info on output figures for the 2012 Bentley Continental GT luxury sedan at the moment, but you can be sure the 4.0-liter will be less powerful than the W12, which produces from 567 hp.

The cars that Bentley offers will surely diversify in coming years, as the company plans to introduce not only the 2012 Bentley Continental GT luxury sedan, but also coupe and convertible versions of the new Mulsanne, and not forget the rumors of an SUV offering have been rampant.

One thing we find lacking from the V8 for the upcoming 2012 Bentley Continental GT luxury sedan is that it’s abundant across the market, while a twelve-cylinder with a ‘W’ configuration is as rare as four-leafed clovers.

 

US Pricing for 2012 Audi A8 L W12

2012 Audi A8 L W12

The 2012 Audi A8 L W12 luxury sedan is a technological flagship for the Ingolstadt carmaker, a veritable marvel of refinement and exclusivity. Audi America’s management group has announced the prices for the new generation of the 2012 Audi A8 L W12 luxury sedan model, which starts at $135.675.

That’s what we call expensive, but then again, 500 horsepower is what we’d call really powerful. For the money, Audi throws in a panoramic sunroof, comfort seats with ventilation and massage functions, rear-seat entertainment, 20-inch wheels plus connection to Google Earth which brings the exclusivity to the 2012 Audi A8 L W12 luxury sedan.

Specifically, the 2012 Audi A8 L W12 luxury sedan is powered by the new 6.3-liter twelve-cylinder engine which develops 500 horsepower. According to Audi, the A8 L W12 has a 14 mpg city and a 21 mpg highway fuel consumption.

The unit allows for 0 to 100 km/h (62.14 mph) acceleration in 4.9 seconds, and sends the 2012 Audi A8 L W12 luxury sedan on its way to the electronically limited top speed of 250 km/h (155.34 mph).

Despite the mind-bending power, 2012 Audi A8 L W12 luxury sedan is also one of the most expensive Audis on offer in the US. The 2012 Audi R8 GT has a price of almost $200.000, or, to be more exactly, $198.050, which also includes a 1.250 $ destination charge, but that’s a limited production supercar, so it’s excusable.

The 2012 Audi A8 L W12 luxury sedan will become the top version of Audi’s flagship A8 and is 130 millimeters (0.43 ft) longer than the standard-wheelbase version. 2012 Audi A8 L W12 luxury sedan also comes with an extensive array of engines: two V6 engines (TDI 250 hp, TFSI 290 hp), two 4.2l V8s (TDI 350 hp, FSI 372 hp) and the whooping W12 unit.

 

Single Buyer Orders 90 Customized Mercedes-Benz C-Klasse

Mercedes Benz C-Klasse

The Indian branch of Mercedes-Benz had marked today the official delivery of the 90 units of Mercedes-Benz C-Klasse as the largest fleet of luxury cars purchased in India by a single customer. Mercedes-Benz India acknowledges Mr. Rajiv Vij, managing Director of “Cars on Rent” for the largest value single party luxury transaction in the country.

The “Cars on Rent” fleet now counts 160 Mercede- Benz models. The new units of Mercedes-Benz C-Klasse luxury sedan will be used to service premium travelers across Mumbai, New Delhi, Chennai, Hyderabad and Bangalore. This fact highlights the rising business environment in India and also the quality of customer service that is improving visibly.

The Mercedes-Benz C-Klasse luxury sedan might be an expensive statement of the Indian economical environment, but it will definitely change the worldwide perception towards customer service in India.

“The demand for luxurious personal mobility solutions is rapidly on the rise. We partner with various International and Domestic Airlines, Hotels and Financial Services companies to service their High Flying guests. The brand value of Mercedes-Benz is unparalleled; as such it was our natural choice. The Mercedes-Benz C-Klasse luxury sedan vehicles that we have in our fleet currently have proved to be extremely reliable even after clocking mileages in the range of 180,000 km,” Managing Director of Cars on Rent , Rajiv Vij was quoted as saying by our Indian contributor.

Mr. Rajiv Vij chooses the Mercedes-Benz C-Klasse luxury sedan not without considerations. He refers the luxury sedan as low maintenance and has excellent service support. He is very confident that with his new fleets of Mercedes-Benz C-Klasse luxury sedan, he is able to satisfy his customers.

 

Spotted: Spyshots on 2012 Audi S6

2012 Audi S6

New images of the upcoming 2012 Audi S6 luxury saloon have just fallen into our figurative lap, and surprisingly the car isn’t wearing any camouflage. Perhaps, given the fact that the regular A6 saloon is out and about, the Ingolstadt engineers didn’t feel the need to cover the car up, but the only thing which is missing to make this a production model is an “S6” badge.

We just talked about the disappointment that is the new S5, which has dropped a whole bunch of ponies for a lighter and more efficient engine configuration. The 2012 Audi S6 luxury saloon will also lob off a couple of its cylinders from the current model’s V10, yet the new 4.0-liter TFSI will make about as much power as the engine it replaces.

2012 Audi S6 - rear view

The exterior of the 2012 Audi S6 luxury saloon is distinguished by sportier fascias, aerodynamic side skirts, and a four-tailpipe exhaust system. It should also receive a revised grille, as is the case with all of the Ingolstadt carmaker’s sporty versions. Inside, rumor has it that Audi will let you play the sportscar game by letting you spec the 2012 Audi S6 luxury saloon with carbon fiber inserts on the center console and dash.

2012 Audi S6 - side view

So, when can we expect to see the new 4.0 TFSI V8 arriving under the bonnet of a production 2012 Audi S6 luxury saloon? Well, it’s expected the 2012 Audi S6 luxury saloon will make its official debut at the 2011 Frankfurt Motor Show, though this might also take place at the beginning of next year in Detroit, making it a 2013 model year. An even hotter RS6 will also arrive on the scene with over 550 horsepower to take on the BMW M5 and Mercedes E63 AMG which we think they are the equal contender for 2012 Audi S6 luxury saloon.

 

US On-road Debut for 2012 Mercedes-Benz M-Klasse

2012 Mercedes ML350 4MATIC

While the Germans at Daimler announced earlier this week they have started accepting orders for the all-new 2012 Mercedes-Benz M-Klasse, the North American division of Mercedes-Benz revealed the luxury crossover has finally made its on-road debut in the United States.

Together with the R-Klasse and GL-Klasse, the third generation 2012 Mercedes M-Klasse luxury crossover is produced in the States at the Mercedes-Benz plant in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, which began production in 1997 with the first-generation M-Klasse.

Mercedes-Benz begins the 2012 model year with two 2012 Mercedes-Benz M-Klasse luxury crossover models – the more powerful ML350 BlueTEC diesel (240 horsepower, 455 lb.-ft. of torque), and the ML350 4MATIC equipped with a brand new direct-injection V6 engine (302 hp, 273 lb.-ft.).

2012 Mercedes ML350 4MATIC - rear view

The all-new 2012 Mercedes-Benz M-Klasse luxury crossover received updates both inside and out. It sits about 3/4-inch lower than the previous model, it’s nearly an inch longer and a half-inch wider. Styling cues from other Mercedes-Benz models can also be distinguished: the CLS in the headlights, the E-Klasse in the taillights and the SLS AMG in the SUV’s grille.

Inside the 2012 Mercedes-Benz M-Klasse luxury crossover we find a sporty, four-spoke steering wheel frames a hooded twin-gauge instrument cluster as well as wood and aluminum elements with controls in a silver shadow finish and soothing ambient lighting.

2012 Mercedes ML350 4MATIC - interior

According to the manufacturer, the new 2012 Mercedes-Benz M-Klasse luxury crossover is the most aerodynamically efficient SUV in its class. In terms of safety, with the huge amount of passive and active systems fitted on it, the M-Klasse is bound to receive the maximum rating from any car safety performance assessment program out there.
Prices for the 2012 Mercedes-Benz M-Klasse luxury crossover  variants including ML350 4Matic start at $49,865 while the 2012 ML350 BlueTec 4Matic diesel starts at $51,365 (the prices include an $875 destination charge).