Lamborghini revealed their special-edition model, the Centenario, earlier this year at the Geneva Motor Show. With just 20 of them built, it was created to commemorate the 100th birth anniversary of Mr. Ferruccio Lamborghini, the brand’s founder. At the Monterey Car Week, they followed it up by revealing a convertible version, dubbed the Centenario Roadster.
As the discussions regarding whether the BMW 8-Series will replace the 6-Series is heating up, reports indicate that the German luxury brand might be developing a new 9-series sedan. It will be based on the existing 7-series but will be longer and more opulent. The Vision Future Luxury Concept that BMW unveiled at the 2014 Beijing Motor Show is believed to be what the new sedan will be based on. If it makes into production, the 9-Series will be pitted squarely against the Mercedes-Maybach S-Class.
After Hyundai officially announced last year that they will make Genesis a separate luxury brand, the G90 takes its place as the Korean manufacturer’s flagship sedan. Assigned with the tough task of taking on the established premium German carmakers, the G90 has to deliver on the necessary components of a luxury car, which for the most part it does.
Ken Block’s ever-popular short-video series, now featuring his rally-prepped Ford Focus, has a new entry. The ninth Gymkhana video has Block performing his usual four-wheeled antics around a warehouse, even involving a train and a Ford F-150 product-placement. Check it out.
The German giants BMW and Mercedes-Benz has locked horns in every imaginable way since the time of their inception. Recently, Mercedes rivaled the BMW X6 with the GLE coupe and now they have done the same with the GLC Coupe by pitting it against the BMW X4. And as BMW’s tuning division M Sport laid their hands on the X4 to produce the BMW X4 M40i, Mercedes has come up with the GLC43 AMG Coupe.
The 2017 Toyota Yaris sedan and hatchback have quietly gone on sale in the UAE, and will soon in other GCC markets if they haven’t already. Visually, they look exactly the same as the outgoing models, but the big news is that the new models have switched over to a CVT automatic transmission.
Ras Al Khaimah Police are offering discounts to traffic violators if they pay the fine early after it has been registered.
Downsizing of engines is getting popular especially in the recent years as emission norms have grown more constricting than ever before. The introduction of forced induction has aided this process in big ways. And now Land Rover has jumped on the bandwagon as the 2017 Range Rover Sport has received a new downsized diesel engine for 2017 as well as new features.
It is said that all good things must come to an end. My time with the BMW came to an end when I accepted a new job in Kuwait. With the rules there prohibiting expats from importing cars, that meant the only course of action was to (very) reluctantly sell my beloved blue pocket rocket.
Here it is, a sneak preview of the full size, seven-seater Land Rover Discovery. The 2017 Land Rover Discovery will be placed above the Discovery Sport when it is fully revealed at the Paris Motor Show. Land Rover has started to create two separate lines of products with a clear difference between them. The first one being the luxurious Range Rover range which features the Evoque, Sport and the proper Range Rover. The other one will be the Discovery range, which will have this new model slated above the current Sport to replace the LR4.
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