BMW debuted the first M5 back in 1985. It was the first four-door performance sedan that packed a serious punch. The M5 came equipped with the same 3.5-litre engine that powered the M1 sportscar. By 1988, the 150mph M5 was the fastest four-door in the world, boasting 286 HP, reaching 100 km/h in 6.5 seconds. On an interesting side note, the American market M5 sedans were all black from top to bottom.
More than three decades later, BMW redesigned the M5 and launched a new version with some major changes: no clutch pedal, an automatic transmission, paddle shifting, X-drive (AWD), and the option to upgrade to a [...]
The average size of our cars is increasing. With every car redesign, the models are growing. This can be noticed in the MINI. No longer does the car resemble its name, with a three-door MINI hatchback currently in the region of 800 mm longer than the original design which took to the road in 1959.Another example is the Honda Civic. It is currently standing at 819 mm longer and 560 mm wider than the original product released in 1973. There is obviously a number of reasons why our automobiles are getting bigger. Here, we look at some of the main points:Finance
Finance could be a key reason. With so many finance deals [...]
Last year, the UK Government announced that, by 2040, it will ban the sale of cars that use petrol or diesel. This has put pressure on UK drivers to switch to comparatively eco-friendly electric cars, but early adopters could face noticeably higher insurance costs compared to their gas-guzzling friends.
In August, iNews reported that owners of electric vehicles were paying up to 60% more on insurance than users of more conventional cars. This statistic bodes poorly for electric vehicle uptake in the foreseeable future – and the Government’s insurance premium tax has come in for particular blame.
What’s the current state of the electric car industry? Once a novelty and now key to solving the world’s fuel and environmental problems, it seems that we all suddenly know an electric car driver. Of course, electrical vehicles (EVs) are much better for the environment than petrol and diesel motors because of the significant decrease in CO2 emissions. But, are sales really growing that much and what issues lie ahead?
To tackle the task of exploring EVs in the UK and other countries, we’ve teamed up with VW dealer, Vindis Group, to see what the future holds for the electric car.
You have finally bought your dream car and if you think that this is where the road ends you are very wrong! A car isn’t complete without the 4WD accessories. If you are thinking that accessories are a waste of money, think again. Yes, there are some accessories that are added for some extra character, there are many wheel accessories that are necessary for everyday driving.
If you want, you can ask the dealer to include the basic accessories along with the brand new wheel or buy it from the market after looking at different options. Here are five must-have accessories that your new [...]
Lamborghini is an automobile company located in Italy that started by building tractors and somehow (due to Ferrari’s criticism) ended up building Supercars. They have pioneered the art of manufacturing supercars and know how to match futuristic design with sheer power !!
The Centenario is mainly based on the Lamborghini Aventador and was showcased in the 2016 Geneva autoshow. It is Lamborghinis new limited edition model. Lamborghini plans to build 40 Centenarios and all were pre booked before the car was publicly shown.
This is not just any limited edition car of Lamborghini. It is specially designed and built for the 100th birthday of Ferrucio [...]
Aston Martin has come a long way since the launch of the DB9 in 2003. British automobile manufacturer Aston Martin has finally unveiled the most anticipated DB11 to its fleet at the 2016 Geneva Motor Show. This stunning car will replace the long-serving iconic Aston Martin DB9.
Set to hit the showrooms in 2017, the all new Aston Martin DB11 carries design features and style statement from its elder siblings; the DB10 and Aston Martin Vulcan. The DB11 is based on a new platform with fresh contemporary styling, and features Aston’s first 5.2-litre twin turbo V12 engine. Developed completely In-house, this new V12 delivers [...]
Most of the gearheads admit that the latest 911GT3 could have been more fun to drive with manual transmission instead of PDK automatic. There is good news for all those Porsche purists, welcome the all new Porsche 911R with manual transmission.
Porsche has unveiled the 500hp 911R at the 2016 Geneva Motor Show. The 911R is a lighter version of GT3 RS without its massive rear wing, and features the same naturally aspirated 4.0-litre flat six engine which delivers 500hp and 460Nm of peak torque. The power is routed to rear wheel through six-speed manual transmission. The new Porsche [...]
Spyker has unveiled its latest sports car, the 525hp Spyker C8 Preliator in Geneva today. The Spyker has merged with an electric aviation company, Volta Volare last year. This is the first car, which will roll out from Coventry based CPP Metalcraft assembly plant after this merging. The C8 Preliator will succeed the 2009 C8 Aileron, and only 50 units will be produced. The production will begin once the final five C8 Aileron rolls off from the Coventry plant.
The word “Preliator” means “fighter” or “Warrior” in Latin and pays tribute to Spyker’s rich aviation heritage. The 2-door, mid [...]