Breaking News: Spyshots on 2013 Mercedes-Benz S63 AMG

Spyshot 2013 Mercedes Benz S63 AMG

2013 Mercedes-Benz S63 AMG four-door sedan is considered to be the normal version of Mercedes-Benz favorite platform – the S-Klasse. We are way over excited about the all new 2013 Mercedes-Benz S63 AMG four-door sedan which will be revealing at the 2012 Geneva Motor Show.  We are going to waste the time to think about what will happen when AMG buries all that technology under a pile of power and speed.

The German engineers have already gone ahead and started the development of the performance machine of the2013 Mercedes-Benz S63 AMG four-door sedan and our dedicated team of contributors has caught a heavily camouflaged version of the upcoming S63 AMG, based on the new W222 platform.

Spyshot 2013 Mercedes Benz S63 AMG - side view

The body of 2013 Mercedes-Benz S63 AMG four-door sedan on the spyshots is all covered up with not an inch visible to the naked eye, but that’s not really important, as there shouldn’t be much in the way of unique bodywork at the moment. The German engineers are most likely testing the way the chassis will cope with the demands of performance driving, with the test mule sporting components that will not make it to production. Don’t be fooled by those exhausts, Mercedes has most likely not finalized work on the whole powertrain of the 2013 Mercedes-Benz S63 AMG four-door sedan yet.

Spyshot 2013 Mercedes Benz S63 AMG - rear view
You can, however, spot the larger break discs and more open front air intakes of 2013 Mercedes-Benz S63 AMG four-door sedan spyshots, but beyond that you’ll have to use your imagination.

2013 Mercedes-Benz S63 AMG four-door sedan spyshots really tickles us on what is hidden under the bonnet, but seeing as the current generation already offers the new 5.5-liter V8 with twin-turbo, all we have to think about is the output. The drive programs on the 2013 Mercedes-Benz S63 AMG four-door sedan are likely to be tweaked, and equipment levels are expected to change. More legroom than ever should also be on the 2013 Mercedes-Benz S63 AMG four-door sedan future features.

 

Breaking News: Spyshots on the 2012 Mercedes-Benz SL-Klasse

Spyshot 2012 Mercedes-Benz SL-Klasse

2012 Mercedes-Benz SL-Klasse will be revealed on the 2011 Frankfurt Motor Show this September. But we got the spyshots of the2012 Mercedes-Benz SL-Klasse as we get closer and closer to the launch of the sixth incarnation of one of the biggest icons in the three pointed star on the Mercedes-Bens SL clas.

Our reporter managed to get a set of photos showing the outlines of the 2012 Mercedes-Benz SL-Klasse with hard-top convertible. It seems that the Mercedes-Benz SLS rhinoplasty was a complement the bigger fenders which look like those on the 2012 Mercedes-Benz SL-Klasse.

Though the 2012 Mercedes-Benz SL-Klasse proportion seem similar to the current model, a closer inspection reveals a few subtle differences such as the shorter rears overhang and the taller bonnet.

Spyshot 2012 Mercedes-Benz SL-Klasse - rear view

What even more interesting is that the 2012 Mercedes-Benz SL-Klasse was in a group of vehicles which included an Aston Martin Vantage Roadster and a Jaguar XK, likely for benchmarking purposes. Now that is what we called cool play-date. Who knows that the 2012 Mercedes-Benz SL-Klasse can get along really well with Aston Martin Vantage and Jaguar XK.

Spyshot 2012 Mercedes-Benz SL-Klasse - side view

We predict that the 2012 Mercedes-Benz SL-Klasse will have completely new engine with two variants: a 3.5-liter V6 and a 4.6-lter twin-turbo V8. There is also speculation of a hybrid version of the 2012 Mercedes-Benz SL-Klasse, but the AMG 63 is expected to get the impressive twin-turbocharged of a 5.5-liter V8 with upwards of 571 horsepower on tap.

2012 Mercedes-Benz SL-Klasse will be ready for sale in a couple of years. With the recently  revealed 2012 Mercedes-Benz SL-Klasse and Mercedes-Benz C-Klasse coupe, also the brand new versions of the Mercedes-Benz A-Klasse and Mercedes-Bezn B-Klasse, and last but not least the next generation of the Mercedes-Benz ML. We heard that besides the 2012 Mercedes-Benz SL-Klasse project, the German car manufacturer will also add Mercedes-Benz SLC as the SLS little brother, is a new flagship four-door coupe named Mercedes-Benz uber-CLS.

First Look on 2011 BMW 5-Series

2011 BMW 5-Series

2011 BMW 5-Series is back to being one stern and handsome German, meant to take on other sternly other German cars such as Audi A6 and Mercedes-Benz E-Class. If we look back, when the 2010 BMW 5-Series F10 sedan comes to North America in June 2010, the first two setups will be the gas-slaking marquee cars, the 2011 BMW 325i has 302 horsepower turbocharged direct-injected 3.0-liter V6 with intake-side Valvetronic, and the 2011 BMW 550i has recently developed 402 horsepower with twin-turbo with direct-injected 4.4-liter V8.

The 2011 BMW 5-Series has ZF-built eight-speed as its standard equipment and it comes attached to the twin-turbo V8 which replaces the last-generation of the 362 horsepower 4.8-liter naturally aspirated unit, and following the 8.6 percent price hike promised in Germany. So, we predict the price tag for the 2011 BMW 5-Series is $65,600 – more or less.

If we compare the previous 5-Series with the current 550i of 2011 BMW 5-Series which has 4.8-liter V8 and new twin turbo 4.4-liter, the horsepower is up by 11 percent while fuel use drops by 5 percent. The acceleration from 0 to 60 mph for the 550i of 2011 BMW 5-Series is pretty much as it was before at just under 5 seconds, and top speed on all cars on North America is limited to 130 mph, extendable up to 150 mph with the 2011 BMW 5-Series Sport package.

2011 BMW 5-Series has hood, front fender, and door panels made from aluminum to save weight, the 550i weighs in at 4.035 pounds at the curb with no passengers. The visual tricks of the 2011 BMW 5-Series make it seem more imposing – bigger, wider triple intakes at the chin, liberal  use of the horizontal lines front and back, stretched lighting units – match well with the slightly lower height, wider track with pronounced haunches, and greater overall width. Despite all the features, the 2011 BMW 5-Series has made Vorsteiner to made tuning kit for it, click here to read our coverage.

2011 BMW 7-Series as the Latest Flagship Sedan

2011 BMW 7-Series

2011 BMW 7-Series is considered to be BMW’s latest flagship sedan which comes in a variety of models, ranging from the base 2011 BMW 740i turbocharged V6 model with 315 horsepower, to the V8 of 2011 BMW 750i. All the 2011 BMW 7-Series variants are powered by a 4.4-liter twin-turbo which first appeared under the bonnet of the new BMW X6.

2011 BMW 7-Series’ engine is rated at 400 horsepower and 450 lb-ft of torque. The V8 twin-turbo will be powering the 2011 BMW 750i and the 2011 BMW 750Li models, in both traditional two wheel drive and BMW’s new xDrive (AWD) versions.

BMW is planning to add the 2011 BMW 760i to the production line-up of 2011 BMW 7-Series which will be equipped with an eight-speed automatic transmission.

For the latest model year onward of the 2011 BMW 7-Series, BMW is raising the stakes with a 535 horsepower; 6.0-liter V12 turbocharged powering the 2011 BMW 760Li. The price tag for the 2011 BMW 760Li is $136,600 which makes the 2011 BMW 760i the only large luxury sedan in at this price point available with a V12 in the US market.

The 2011 BMW 7-Series will roll on 18-inches alloy wheels shod in all-season run0flat tires in a 245/50R18 size. Tow styles of 19-inches with performance-oriented rubber will be optional.

The weight-saving measures of the 2011 BMW 7-Series have shaved about 120 lbs thanks to largely to increased used of aluminum in the body as compared to the previous generation car despite the new 2011 BMW 7-Series carries more standard equipment. Another detail added by BMW on the 2011 BMW 7-Series is to improve fuel consumption by reducing drag is a flap in the grille that eliminates unneeded airflow.

The four-wheeling steering will be included on the 2011 BMW 7-Series option list, along with an all-wheel drive option known as xDrive. With the four-wheel steering system, the rear wheels of the 2011 BMW 7-Series will turn in the opposite direction as the front ones at speeds below 35 mph, and will turn up to three degrees in the same direction as speeds climb above that.

The 2011 BMW 7-Series will be completed by a new active chassis management system which BMW refers it as “IMS”. The IMS on the 2011 BMW 7-Series will provide the driver the choice of Comfort, Normal, Sport and Sport Plus settings, changing settings, such as shock settings, steering effort, gear change speed and smoothness, and the sensitivity of the stability control system.

2011 BMW 7-Series Driver Interior

BMW not only think about the safety of the 2011 BMW 7-Series owners, but also other people such as pedestrians. A new night vision system on the 2011 BMW 7-Series ensures to increase safety for pedestrians.

This system on the 2011 BMW 7-Series is able to detect human presence in front of the vehicle and then flash a warning symbol on the display. Moreover, the system on the 2011 BMW 7-Series will be able to tell if a pedestrian is in the road or safely on the sidewalk, although it is not clear how the system can differentiate the two.

For those who like to taste a bit of speeding, the 2011 BMW 7-Series can read the speed the limit signs and warn drives when they are driving too fast. Unfortunately, this high-tech feature on the 2011 BMW 7-Series will only be available in Europe for now.

2011 BMW 7-Series still has unique feature left; the ability of keeping an eye on your speed during inclement weather. The camera on the 2011 BMW 7-Series can detect fog or rain, and will warn drivers when they are approaching an unsafe speed. Despite the warning, the system on the 2011 BMW 7-Series has no control over the speed of the vehicle so those with lead feet no need to worry.

Will the Audi A9 Coupe/Cabriolet Ready by 2014?

Audi A9 Underwraps

Audi A9 Coupe/Cabriolet is one of Audi’s goals of becoming the world’s leading premium auto manufacturer by 2015. We all know that lately Audi’s model range is stretching down with the A1 and A2 superminis, so that is why Audi is proposing the Audi A9 Coupe/Cabriolet.

Audi’s CEO – Rupert Stadler and head of the R&D – Michael Dick are focusing on a full-size two-door flagship of Audi A9 Coupe/Cabriolet which seem likely to be based on the current Audi A8.

Audi A9 Coupe/Cabriolet could be the high-end of four-seater gets a bespoke exterior and an evolution of the pace-setting Audi A8 interior. Audi is planning the Audi A9 Coupe/Cabriolet to be assembled in Neckarsulm alongside with the saloon model and the Audi R8. The Audi A9 Coupe/Cabriolet probably appear as early as 2014 in coupe form.

Structurally, the sleek Audi A9 Coupe/Cabriolet is said to be eye-catching according to our sources that have been peeking the initial design sketches. A soft-top conversion is in the plan for the Audi A9 Coupe/Cabriolet which should hit the market in 2015, approximately six-months before the next generation of the Mercedes-Benz CL cabriolet.

Since Audi keeps every details of the Audi A9 Coupe/Cabriolet in a complete hush-hush, they do not leak the price tag for the Audi A9 Coupe/Cabriolet. We predict the Audi A9 Coupe/Cabriolet will be positioned above the BMW 6-Series, but somewhere below the Mercedes-Benz CL – more or less £75,000.

Our research on the Audi A9 Coupe/Cabriolet, leads us to these engine specification probabilities:

  • Audi A9 Coupe/Cabriolet – 3.0-liter V6 TFSI 211 horsepower
  • Audi A9 Coupe/Cabriolet – 3.0-liter TFSI 290 horsepower (remove the supercharger, in goes the single turbo)
  • Audi A9 Coupe/Cabriolet – 4.0-liter V8 twin-turbo TFSI 420 horsepower
  • Audi A9 Coupe/Cabriolet – 4.0-liter V8 twin-turbo TFSI 520 horsepower (S9 only)
  • Audi A9 Coupe/Cabriolet – 3.0-liter V6 TDI 250 horsepower
  • Audi A9 Coupe/Cabriolet – 4.2-liter V8 TDI 350 horsepower

Hmm… it seems we forget something… Ah, the Audi’s signature – Quattro  – which likely to be the standard feature on the Audi A9 Coupe/Cabriolet, as well as the eight-speed automatic transmission. Since everything is possible, the Audi A9 Coupe/Cabriolet will probably be available on an optional hybrid module.

Audi A9 Coupe/Cabriolet successfully made many speculations among the automotive enthusiasts, especially Audi’s fans – including us. We have to make our own prediction since Audi only stated that the Audi A9 Coupe/Cabriolet will be based on the current Audi A8, so we have to put the “Coupe/Cabriolet”. Whatever the Audi A9 Coupe/Cabriolet looks like, it is worth to be waited.