Mercedes CLS 63 AMG recruited for fashion police in New York

Posted: 22 Feb 2011 01:22 AM PST

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The new 2012 Mercedes-Benz CLS 63 AMG was used recently as a fashion enforcer at the Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week in New York.

Lisa Holladay, manager of brand experience for Mercedes-Benz USA had this to say:

“Mercedes-Benz has a natural affinity with the world of fashion with cars that appeal to those with a strong sense of style,” “The 2012 CLS 63 AMG four-door coupe is the perfect vehicle for the Mercedes-Benz Fashion Force initiative with its fascinating design and significant curb appeal.”

“The Mercedes-Benz Fashion Force car is a statement about New York being one of the greatest fashion capitals of the world and the confident approach to individualistic style that people strive to explore throughout this amazing city,”

said stylist Brad Goreski.

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Porsche developing Long-wheelbase Panamera

Posted: 22 Feb 2011 12:41 AM PST

Porsche has announced that they are developing a long-wheelbase version of the successful four-door Panamera, to offer more rear-seat legroom for passengers.

The current 115-inch Panamera wheelbase will be extended to 120 inches. This added length will then be used to incorporate a longer rear door, and a larger rear-door aperture.

The long wheelbase Porsche Panamera will be introduced in 2012 with the second generation Panamera. Plans for a four-seat convertible have been pushed back until 2015.

Source: EGM Car Tech

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Range Rover Autobiography Ultimate Edition to debut at Geneva

Posted: 21 Feb 2011 11:58 PM PST

Land Rover has announced that they will be revealing the ultimate Range Rover at this year’s 2011 Geneva Motor Show. What’s special about this SUV is that the inside features an exclusive, handcrafted luxury interior with natural leather, an Apple iPad and a lot of class.

The 2011 Range Rover Autobiography Ultimate Edition will be available in two new exterior colors, Roussillon Red or Otago Stone and feature a set of 20-inch multi-spoke diamond-turned alloy wheels. For power, customers will have a chose of either a 4.4L turbodiesel V8 engine or a 5.0L supercharged V8, both powerplants come with a ZF 8-speed automatic transmission.

The rear passengers of this special edition Range Rover will get to experience first-class auto comfort never that is never before seen in a Range Rover, the back features two stand alone electric rear seats, a rear console extension that includes a machined aluminum laptop table and drinks chiller, two Apple iPads as standard and a super yacht inspired teak floor with metal and leather detailing.

The whole interior of the 2011 Range Rover Autobiography Ultimate Edition features ‘high-end semi-anline leather seating and Oxford leather on the door casings, dashboard and steering.’ Kalahari wood veneers are also used on the fascia and door top rolls.

For more information read the Range Rover press release below.

Press Release



  • The most luxurious Range Rover ever debuts at Geneva Motor Show
  • First class levels of luxury for both driver and passengers
  • Rear cabin now includes Apple iPads* as standard
  • Hand crafted finest soft feel leathers and machined aluminium detailing
  • Super yacht inspired teak loadspace floor
  • Choice of the advanced LR-TDV8 or the effortless LR-V8 Supercharged

Gaydon, Warwickshire, 9th February 2011, the new Range Rover Autobiography Ultimate Edition, a hand-finished exclusive addition, will make its debut at the 2011 Geneva Motor Show.

The flagship model adds a handcrafted luxury interior, using specially selected soft feel natural leathers, to an interior renowned for being one of the finest in the automotive world.

The driver benefits from the recognisable command driving position offering excellent visibility and comfort, and the rear passengers now experience first-class-style accommodation never before seen in a Range Rover.

Two stand alone electric rear seats enhance space and comfort for the rear passengers, making the Ultimate Edition the definitive chauffeur vehicle. The addition of a rear console extension, including a machined aluminium laptop table and drinks chiller, and two Apple iPads* as standard (the first car to do so), takes the Range Rover rear seat experience to new levels of luxury.

The luxury theme extends to the rear load space, with a super yacht inspired teak floor with metal and leather detailing.

The interior story is completed with high-end semi-aniline leather seating and Oxford leather on the door casings, dashboard top and steering wheel. For the first time, Kalahari wood veneers are used on the facia and door top rolls and unique interior colourways of either dark cherry or Arabica are available.

Two new unique exterior colours, either Roussillon Red or Otago Stone, are available along with body coloured door handles, dark atlas radiator grille and side vents to create a sophisticated finish. This Ultimate Edition is fitted with new and unique 20″ multi-spoke diamond-turned alloy wheels, and unique tailgate badging. Customers also have the option of an Exterior Design Pack and deployable side steps.

The all-V8 engine line-up includes the superb new 4.4 litre LR-TDV8 Diesel engine with a new eight-speed transmission incorporating Drive Select with Paddle Shift as standard. This LR-TDV8 combines superior power with 313PS, 700Nm torque whilst delivering even lower fuel consumption and 14% less CO2 emissions than its predecessor in line with the stringent EU5 emissions standards. The combined cycle fuel consumption of the new LR-TDV8 4.4-litre is just 30.1mpg, making this the first Range Rover ever to better 30mpg.

The 8-speed ZF automatic gearbox tuned by Land Rover engineers to combine silky smooth shifting with exceptionally rapid response and improved fuel economy, catapults the Range Rover from rest to 60mph in a mere 7.5 seconds and complete the 50mph-75mph dash in just 5.1 seconds.

The LR-V8 5.0 Supercharged engine is also available delivering awesome power and torque, 510PS and 625Nm, propelling the Range Rover from 0-60mph in a breath-taking 5.9 seconds.

Both variants come with Land Rover’s award-winning Terrain ResponseTM system, which optimises the vehicle set-up for virtually all on-road or off-road driving situations, with five different settings to suit different terrains including new Hill Start Assist and Gradient Acceleration Control.

This Ultimate Edition was designed, engineered and manufactured in the UK and exclusivity is assured as each vehicle will be built to customer order only. 500 units will be produced and sold in over 20 markets globally.

Pricing will be announced by individual markets later this year.

*iPad is a trademark of Apple, Inc. registered in the US and other countries.

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Chevrolet Camaro Miss Evelyn commercial: Video

Posted: 21 Feb 2011 11:00 PM PST


While the Volkswagen Darth Vader ad was a hugely successful automotive commercial, Chevrolet also launched a great commercial which proved to be the most popular advert that showed during the superbowl

According to The Nielsen Company, Chevrolet’s Camaro Miss Evelyn commercial was watched by an estimated 119,628,000 viewers. It beat the previous record held by a Doritos commercial from 2010 with 116,231,920 viewers.

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Mansory to debut customized Lotus Evora at Geneva motor show

Posted: 21 Feb 2011 04:38 AM PST

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Car tuners Mansory are planning on unveiling a customized version of the new Lotus Evora at the 2011 Geneva Motor Show.

No official details have been released regarding the Mansory Lotus Evora, so we are uncertain whether or not this sports car will come with upgraded performance.

As you can see from the pictures the Mansory Lotus Evora has been fitted with numerous carbon fiber aerodynamic parts, including a front spoiler lip, front air intakes
surrounds, side skirts, a new rear bumper with an integrated diffuser and a rear wing.

We will bring you more information about the Mansory Lotus Evora after its debut at the Genva auto show


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