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BMW 1-Series M Coupe Teaser Video Out Now 30
Aug
Posted by Alex Ion in 1-Series M Coupe, Ascari, Automotive News, Autostyle, bhp, BMW, cockpit, gearbox, mph., N54, premiere, PS, teaser, Track, turbo, video, Wheels on 08 30th, 2010

BMW has released another teaser video of the 1-Series M Coupe. Earlier this month BMW had released a cockpit video of the 1-Series M Coupe driving around the Ascari race track in Spain. It was reported that the car will be unveiled in December, before its world premiere at the 2011 North American International Auto Show.

Features that we can clearly make out from the latest video are the new wheels with that typical BBS-like design, quad exhaust tailpipes typical of modern BMW M cars, and of course the car also gets its own M styling.

As previous reports suggest, power will likely be provided by a twin-turbo N54 inline-six with at least 350 PS (257 kW / 345 bhp). It will be mated exclusively to a six-speed manual gearbox, which should allow the vehicle to accelerate from 0-60 mph in approximately 4.5 seconds.



Ford Lifts Wraps Off 2011 Harley-Davidson F-150 11
Aug
Posted by Alex Ion in Automotive News, bhp, Ford, Harley Davidson, inch, Ingot., LCD, navigation, pound, torque., Tuxedo on 08 11th, 2010

Ford has unveiled the new 2011 Harley-Davidson F-150 which combines the smooth handling and durability of America’s best-selling trucks with the authentic styling of Harley-Davidson. It comes with a standard V8 6.2-liter gasoline engine, which debuted earlier this year on the F-150 SVT Raptor. The new engine delivers 411 bhp (306 kW) and 434 lb-ft (588 Nm) of torque, making it the most powerful and capable Ford Harley-Davidson F-150 ever offered. It provides a maximum trailer towing capacity of 9,300 pounds.

It comes equipped with a voice-activated Navigation System, a 4.2-inch LCD screen, power moonroof , Remote Start System and a rear-view camera. It cruises on 22-inch Euroflange forged wheels with performance tires. The paint selection is classic Harley-Davidson – Tuxedo Black and Ingot Silver. For those who needs more control of transmission gear selection, an optional SelectShift Automatic transmission functionality is also available. There is no news available on the price of the vehicle.

(Via WCF)



Bentley Drives in 2 Special Edition Continental models for the Middle East 11
Aug
Posted by Alex Ion in Arabia, Automotive News, Autostyle, Bentley, bhp, carbon, ceramic, Continental, kW, litre., Middle East, Spur, torque., Upcoming Events on 08 11th, 2010

Bentley Motors has unveiled two special-edition Continental models for the Middle East – the Continental Flying Spur Arabia and the Continental Flying Spur Speed Arabia. Besides retaining all the performance of the company’s Continental Flying Spur and Spur Speed, the limited 50 units of the two new models comes with some additional exterior and interior features.

The Continental Flying Spur Arabia which is designed with an elegant 14-spoke diamond alloy wheel has Bentley’s highly acclaimed W12, 6-litre engine and is capable of achieving a top speed of 312 km/h and sprints to 100 km/h in just 4.9 seconds. Its twin turbo engine comes with 552 bhp (412kW) and 650 Nm (479 lb-ft) of torque. The Continental Flying Spur Speed Arabia is equipped with bright silver, 10-spoke, 20-inch wheels which are also compatible with optional carbon ceramic brakes. Its W12 engine offers 600 bhp (610 ps, 449 kW) with 553 lb-ft (750 Nm) of torque. It will drive from 0-100 km/h in 4.8 seconds with a top speed of 322 km/h.
To add to comfort, it includes ventilated seats that can cool or warm passengers. Both cars are further distinguished by an exterior front fender badge, tread plate and ashtray lid badge – all bearing the Arabia signature.







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