Following closely on the heels of sister division Audi and its recent unveiling of the lightweight TT Ultra Quattro Concept, Volkswagen has revealed that it will be bringing a more potent version of its GTI hatchback to the annual Worthersee Volkswagen Tuning Group Festival later this month.
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Mercedes-Benz has officially pulled the curtain off of its reworked 2014 Sprinter Van. The versatile and popular Sprinter will not only debut new exterior styling with this major refresh, but also introduce new safety and convenience technology that aims to build upon the Sprinter’s popularity and world class versatility to appeal to a new generation of commercial buyers.
The refreshed 2014 BMW M5 is expected to arrive on dealer lots later this year, but if an intriguing report from the folks at BMW Blog is 100% accurate, the company will be offering a special package to spice up the M5′s already potent performance figures. That should please buyers that want more fun and performance from their sport sedan purchase, and who feel that 560 horsepower is not quite enough for their performance driving needs.
With the annual Worthersee Volkswagen Group Tuning Festival fast approaching, Audi engineers will be wowing the crowds in Austria this May with their latest concept vehicle the TT Ultra Quattro Concept, which was designed to showcase the company’s weight saving technologies and how they can improve performance.
With the 2013 Shanghai Motor Show only a few days away, Mercedes Benz has pulled the shroud of secrecy off of its GLA concept CUV which is a thinly veiled preview of the production GLA that will take on bitter rivals such as the BMW X1 SAV and The Audi Q3.
A leak of images by the folks over at CarScoops.com, has taken the veil of secrecy off the limited production Lamborghini Aventador LP-720-4 50 Anniversario, which was expected to make its official debut at the 2013 Shanghai Motor Show this weekend.
Following a leak of images earlier this week, Maserati has officially unveiled the 2014 Maserati Ghibli sedan, which will not only serve as the company’s sole competitor against the Mercedes E-Class and the BMW 5 Series, but also as a key component of the company’s ambitious plan of increasing its global sales volume by 300% over the next few years. Two key markets for Maserati are Asia and North America, and the Ghibli should sell reasonably well in those markets.
Following the leak of several images by a Russian automotive magazine yesterday, BMW has spilled the beans on its upcoming X4 Concept which will make its debut at the 2013 Shanghai Auto Show later this month and serve as an early albeit thinly veiled preview of what the production version of the X4 will look like.
With all the attention that texting and driving has gotten from the media and law enforcement these days, its not surprising that many drivers cite it as a key cause of distracted driving deaths when asked about the subject. However, in a new study released by the Erie Insurance Group, they found that while texting and driving is a serious issue, it is not the number one cause of fatalities.
The 2013 Shanghai Auto Show is not until later this month, but Porsche has given its loyal fans an early present by unveiling the 2014 Porsche Panamera which bestows Porsche’s popular four door with several updates for the new model year.
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