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 [...]
India’s leading car manufacturer Maruti Suzuki has launched the all new Ciaz sedan with a special muscular look. Suzuki Ciaz is a mid-sized sedan also known as Suzuki Alivio. The Suzuki Ciaz resembles Toyota Camry only when you talk about the front grille of the sedan. Ciaz will replace the SX4 sedan, which now has been discontinued in India. Ciaz will compete with the likes of Honda City and Hyundai Verna. Maruti, India’s biggest carmaker, sold nearly 5,232 units of Ciaz in November.
Aerodynamic style adds stunning to the Ciaz [...]
After 9 years of career and an undeniable success, the third generation of Audi A3 finally gives way to a successor. Despite its appearance being quite similar to the previous model, the new version is equipped with many new features. At the sight of this third generation Audi A3, the untrained eye might think a big restyling of the previous model. The new Audi A3 adopts a general shape very similar to the one it replaces and is adorned with all the latest gimmicks specific brand vehicles.
The Audi A3 series Including both the Audi A3 sedan and the A3 cabriolet is Audi’s reply to the [...]
Hyundai has recently launched its new sub four meter sedan, the Xcent started based on the Grand i10. It is the first time a 4 meter sedan from Hyundai will be offered in the Indian market. Hyundai Motor India roped in Bollywood star Shah Rukh Khan as brand ambassador for its compact sedan Xcent.
The newly developed 1.1 -liter CRDi diesel second generation U2 and the 1.2 – liter petrol Kappa Dual VTVT – Hyundai has given the Xcent the same engines as the Grand i10. The 1.1 CRDi U2 -Liter- pumps 72HP at 4000rpm and 180.4Nm between 1750 and 2500rpm. Hyundai says they have worked on the Xcent diesel engine, to [...]
In 2008 Tata introduced “Indigo CS” in sub-4 meter segment which did fairly good but over the years failed to make a decent place in the market and got outdated due to tough competition from Honda amaze, Maruti Dzire and Hyundai Xcent. To stay in competition Tata has now introduced Zest, a sub-4 meter sedan in petrol and diesel variant. Tata Zest is built on the X1 platform, the same which is also used in the Vista hatchback. However the car does get extensive re-engineering as claimed by the company.
Zest has some promising features than its competitors which will give it an edge for prospective buyers.
Unveiled as a concept, right ahead of the 2014 Delhi Auto Expo, the Ford Figo’s production version was launched in Brazil as KA plus Aspire sedan earlier this year. Based on the company’s ‘One Ford strategy’, the hatchback comes equipped with premium features and has a fresh new design. The Ford Figo Aspire(Figo, which means cool in Italian) will hit the Indian shore by the early or mid 2015. While the Figo sedan is a completely new product replacing the Classic, the new Figo will be a copiously modified variant of current generation Figo. The 2015 Ford Figo will be manufactured at the American automaker’s new facility in Sanand, [...]
The Italian automobile company is ready to launch its all-new premium class sedan, the Fiat Viaggio early this year in the Indian auto market. Debuted at the 2012 Beijing International Auto Show, this Chinese version of Dodge Dart symbolizes an ideal journey between Italy and China. Fiat has been looking forward to set a strong foothold in the Asian markets so as to counterbalance the steady sales decline in the European market. These efforts included launching of new models for the Korean and Chinese markets and also reconsidering its joint venture with Tata Motors in India. The Fiat Viaggio design is sculpted with bold grille, clean lines and elegant [...]
The all-new Volkswagen Jetta was introduced in India in 2008, by the world class German manufacturers, the Volkswagen. The all new Jetta has undergone a massive facelift recently and is now all set to rule the roads! They are regarded as the powerful diesel engine cars ever produced in the Indian market. The extreme and magnificently carved exterior is quite appealing from all the sides and enhances the sporty profile of the car with the exhilarating looks. This all new renovated model launched in 2011 and the engine of this model is made powerful both externally and internally. The ex-showroom price of this model ranges from 13.6l – 18. 96 lakhs, [...]
The Skoda Superb is a result of a significant blend of luxury, style, design, safety and performance. In order to move through heavy traffic effortlessly, the all new Skoda Superb comes fully equipped with the Tiptronic automatic transmission facility. This version is equipped with the latest key safety features and intelligent technology to correlate themselves with the advanced features and luxury that the sedan offers. It is believed that a face lifted version of the Skoda Superb is coming into the market by early 2014. The ex-showroom price for this version ranges from Rs. 18.6 to 24.4 lakhs, depending on the luxury features [...]