2016 Mercedes-AMG SLC 43
Only yesterday Mercedes-Benz India launched the all new SLC 43 in India which happens to be the AMG variant of the SLC Roadster. The SLC is the facelift variant of the SLK class and is a part of the new Mercedes Nomenclature. What is more surprising is also the fact that Mercedes introduced the SLK 43 just after 4 months of its International debut. This actually also is the first product which was launched with a new two digit nomenclature.
Now apart from the new name the Mercedes SLC also gets a revamped exterior as well as interior. Gone are those boring styling, the new Roadster gets Mercedes families new face while the AMG touches has made it more appealing. However the biggest change that you will find is under the hood, the SLK’s bigger V8 naturally aspirated engine is now replaced by a much smaller 3.0 Liter V6 bit-turbo unit. So now the big question is that has it affected the performance of this new roadster which claims to be a part of the prestigious AMG family which is popular amongst the crowd for its performance.
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Mercedes-AMG SLC 43 Launched: Few Things You Should Know About The Roadster
Mercedes Benz India has launched the new Mercedes-AMG SLC 43 in India today. This new Roadster is available in only the SLC 43 AMG variant, and is priced at INR 77.5 Lakhs (ex-showroom Delhi). Now before you actually get confused the SLC 43 is the facelift variant of the SLK which was avialble in the Indian market until now.
Fortunately the changes are not only stuck to the name Mercedes has actually made some serious cosmetic changes as well and as a result the facelift SLK gets completely new front face which resembles Mercedes modern design clues. If we talk about styling the front face gets a redesigned headlamps which gets dynamic LED headlamps with ILS these headlamps also gets integrated DRL’s as well as side indicators. The front section also features air intakes whose fins are finished in silver chrome and the flics in glossy black. The radiator grille also gets the AMG touch to it, while the front apron gets front splitters finished in silver chrome. Apart from the new front face the rest of the design looks similar to the SLC Roadster.
Under the hood the Mercedes- AMG SLC 43 gets the 3.0-litre V6 bi-turbo engine which promises an impressive amount of torque and power output and which actually replaces the bigger 6.2 Liter V8 unit.
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2016 Rolls-Royce Dawn
Rolls-Royce are known to create some of the best cars in the world. Every single car that rolls out of its factory is a masterpiece in art and is near perfect. The hand crafted interior features top class quality materials. Most parts of the car can be personalized to make it more exclusive and rewarding. Owing a Rolls-Royce shows success in one’s life.
The British company has created the perfect modern four seat super luxury drophead. The convertible has been called the Rolls-Royce Dawn.
Inspiration for the super luxury car has been taken from the 1952 Rolls-Royce Silver Dawn drophead. While the Dawn coupe had the first factory built body, the drophead was being build by coach builders. Only 28 special cars were built between 1950 and 1954.
Just like its predecessor, the new drophead 80 percent new and unique body panels. Rolls-Royce claim that the new Dawn is the quietest open top car ever made. Being a Rolls-Royce, i think it is true. Even the roof operates in complete silence.
The new convertible will be manufactured at the company’s plant in Goodwood, England.
Update 27.06.2016: Rolls Royce has launched the Dawn convertible in India. We have updated the review with new informations.
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Lamborghini Launched the Huracan LP610-4 Spyder Priced At INR. 3.89 Crore
Lamborghini today launched the Huracan LP610-4 Spyder in India. This exclusive four wheel drive Huracan comes with a soft top is priced at INR. 3.89 crore (ex-showroom, Delhi).
The Lamborghini Huracan Spyder was unveiled infront of public for the first time at the 2015, Frankfurt motor show and is the third Huracan variant, the other two variants being the Huracn Coupe and the RWD LP580-2 which are also available for sale in the Indian market already.
Talk about styling the new Huracn Spyder takes its styling cues from the Huracn LP610-4 coupe, the only difference is the Spyder gets a soft fabric top instead of a full hard roof as seen on the coupe and rear wheel drive variants. Inside the cabin the Huracan Spyder has a driver focused cockpit and comes wrapped with Alcantara and carbon fiber trim. Towards the bottom of the steering wheel just like the other variants has the switch for different driving modes.
The fabric roof top takes exactly 17 seconds to open or close and it can be operated upto speeds of 50 km/h mark with just a press of a button. The Spyder variant of the Huracan is actually 120 kilograms heavier than that of the coupe which is because of the additional weight of the fabric roof as well as the motor which helps it to open or close. However if you think that the added weight has taken its toll on performance of this machine which has been built for speed then you are wrong.
Watch Lamborghini Huracan Spyder, Coupe & RWD In Action: Video
Who actually does not love watching the Huracan in action and the stakes are raised even higher when you actually can watch the Huracan Spyder, Coupe and the RWD Huracan LP580-2variant in action at the same time in a single video.
That’s right in this video you can watch all the three cars in action together in a race against time. Towards the beginning of the video you can watch the Huracan Spyder in Western Portugal while in the next part you can watch the Huracan Coupe standing on the Italian Alps while later you can watch the Huracan RWD on the North of France. They all start their journey almost at the same time and tries to come and meet at one place at the same time. This is an amazing promotional video which truly defines what these cars are meant for. There is no doubt in the fact all the three cars that you watch in this video are meant for speed and towards the end all the three cars meet at the same track covering all the distance.
Talk about power and the Lamborghini Huracan is powered b y the 5.2 Litre V10 unit which is capable of producing about 610 Hp of peak power and 560 Nm of torque figure. These powerful drivetrain is paired to a 7-speed LDF dual-clutch transmission, shift characteristics variable via Drive Select Mode. The drivetrain sends power to all the 4 wheels in the Coupe and Spyder variant. While the Rear wheel drive variant of the Huracan is powered by the same unit but it produces little less power than the 4 wheel drive variant. The power output of the RWD Huracan stands at 580 Hp while it produces about 540 Nm of torque.
This is a truly amazing video which you all should watch.
A Short Ride In The Mclaren 675 LT Spider: Video
Mclraen first showcased the 675 LT at the 85th International Geneva Motor Show for the first time and it was one of the crowd’s hot favorite. Mclaren will be building only 500 units of these one of a kind sportscar and the special focus has been given to make it lightweight.
In this video you can watch the twin brother of the Mclaren 675 LT in its spider body form being driven on the track by Bruno Senna. According to him the lightweight nature of the car definitely helps it to be absolutely fluid on the race track. You can watch as the car is thrown to its limit in the race track. Just like the Coupe variant the 675 LT spider is also powered by the M838TL engine, but this particular engine’s components has been changed and reworked. This engine is now capable of producing about 675 Ps of peak power and 700 NM of torque. All that power is transmitted to the rear wheel via the help of 7 speed SSG transmission. With the heldp of reduced weight the car can sprint from 0-100km/h mark in just 2.9 seconds, the car can also hit a top speed of 329 km/h mark.
Bruno Senna who is driving this car, explains that there is hardly any difference between the Coupe and spider variant and he has driven both the cars. He also explains the best thing about the 675 LT is that that it can be driven in a comfortable way and can also be pushed to its limits and the 675 LT Spider is comfortable in both the modes.
Range Rover Evoque Convertible spotted in India for first time: Spyshots
Ever thought of a SUV convertible? We also didn’t. But Land Rover made it possible when they unveiled the Range Rover Evoque Convertible last year. Interestingly, a camouflaged Evoque Convertible test mule have been spotted on a flatbed truck in India, which indicates the Land Rover is considering the Indian market seriously for launching this car in the country.
The Range Rover Evoque Convertible doesn’t look different from the Evoque facelift. The major difference between these two cars is the retractable soft top. The front bumper gets a bit of redesigning touch with the massive air vents and rectangular shaped integrated LED fog lamps. The front grille also sports a revamped look. The roof system for this car is the Z convertible system, which can be opened and closed in around 18 seconds while cruising at a speed up to 48 kmph. At the rear the new LED taillights can be seen. It comes with a boot space of 251 litres. Inside the cabin, 4 persons can seat comfortably. The interior sports a boxy shape. It gets a multifunction steering wheel, classy instrument cluster and the infotainment system at the centre console also looks very stylish.
The test mule which was spotted in India gets power from a 2.0 litre turbocharged petrol engine producing 240 PS peak power and 340 Nm of peak torque. The car can reach 0 – 100 kmph in 8.6 seconds with a top speed of 209 kmph. Expect the car to be launched in India sometime around later this year.
Mini Convertible 2016 Launched in India at 34.9 lakhs
The long awaited Mini Convertible 2016 has finally stepped on the Indian soil, at ex-showroom prices starting from 34.9 lakhs. At this price bracket, this new Mini Convertible is being touted as one of the most expensive hatchbacks on offer in the country. In addition to the Convertible 2016, Mini India (an entity of the BMW Group) sells three other models in its portfolio – Cooper, Cooper S, and Countryman.
The luxury hatchback segment in India has continuously showcased immense growth in the last couple of years. This growth is being attributed to the fact that the Indian economy is on an upward incline, but roads in the country are suffering from a shortage of space for large executive saloons. As a result, people are opting for hatchbacks that can offer luxuries of a high-end sedan, wrapped in relatively compact dimensions. Though Mini India was the only manufacturer fulfilling this customer requirement a couple of years back, various new brands have entered the luxury hatchback segment over time. In order to curb this competition, the British automaker has introduced the new Mini Convertible 2016 in the Indian market.
2016 MINI Cooper S Convertible
We are very much conscious about Volkswagen Beetle; those little bugs like vehicles have an irreplaceable and undeniable charm indeed. Although the German iconic car has a permanent place in every automobile enthusiast’s heart, but it is not sure why the MINI cars, which are substantially close to the Beetle’s, could not gain the permanent place in the petrol head’s heart.
Well, without going deeper we can assume Beetle has a long history and it was first produced as the first “people’s car” of the world. On the other hand, MINI vehicles have always delivered an elegant charm and aura which is not very close to the “people’s car” theory.
Coming back to India, BMW has made quite a profit in the country. But their subsidiary MINI couldn’t make it upto the mark. Only a few people of the country, mostly from the elegant class, use this car and that too, in a very small number. Getting Amitabh Bachchan as their prized customer MINI couldn’t afford a good share of Indian automobile market pie.
Convertibles bring us the charm and aura from the long gone era, when driving on street was so much pleasure, streets were not crowded. But as time evolved, convertibles also took a new face. MINI Cooper S Convertible come in the same way. The drop top version from the British iconic car manufacturer was unveiled a few days ago, just before the 2015 Tokyo Motor Show. There is no news yet about the car launching in India. But as we have heard, this car may arrive in India sometime next year. Therefore we tried to bring our readers a detailed review of 2016 MINI Cooper S Convertible.
Update 17.03.2016: Mini Cooper S Converticble launched in India. We have updated the review with new informations and images.
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2017 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Cabriolet
Mercedes recently added a new cabriolet to their lineup which actually joins the other open top offering including the flagship S-Class cabriolet, the SLC and the SL class. The specialty of these cabriolets lays in their elegant styling and offcourse their classic fabric soft top. The C-Class cabriolet which actually is the entry level premium cabriolet offering from Mercedes actually promises to offer an amazing open top driving experience throughout the year as well.
The new C-Class Cabriolet is the new entry level model which brings out the German auto makers design philosophy, sensual purity as well as their new definition of contemporary luxury. It may look close to their recently launched C-Class Coupe but you can expect the soft top to add a new refinement level inside the cabin once you actually close it, but you can actually also open the soft top to actually take the fun of open air driving.
Under the hood the C-Class Cabriolet also gets plenty of drivetrains option as well, these drivetrain options includes a total of six petrol engines and two diesel engines. All the drivetrains also comes equipped with ECO start/stop function along with 4MATIC range as well which actually makes driving fun be it any season and also any terrain. The drivetrains are further paired to new 9G-TRONIC automatic transmission. Apart from all that the new C-Class Cabriolet also gets a stiff yet lightweight construction which involves high proportion of aluminum. It even gets an optional AIRMATIC air suspension which was first introduced on the new flagship S-Class.
Mercedes Benz recently showcased their new C-Class Cabriolet at the 2016 Geneva Motor show and we are providing you all the information which is available about this car at this moment.
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Mercedes Benz C-Class Convertible Showcased At 2016 Geneva Motor Show: Video
On 29th February 2016 Mercedes Benz welcomed a new car to their lineup to fill the gap which was there. Now with the introduction of the new Mercedes C-Class Convertible they have the not one not two but a total of four new cars convertibles added to the lineup. These cars include the new SLC, S-Class Convertible, the new SL-Class and offcourse the newly introduced C-Class Convertible.
So in this video you can watch the entire event where the new four seat convertible premiered on the Mercedes-Benz Media Night on the eve of the Geneva Motor Show. The C-Class Convertible also gets a fully automatic soft top which just takes 20 seconds to close or open and can be operated upto speeds of 50 km/h. The car also promises a smooth ride from its optional AIRMATIC air suspension setup which was first introduced with the new S-Class.
Under the hood the C-Class Convertible gets all the engines carried over from the C-Class delivering a power range from 156 Hp to 367 Hp. The engines are paired to a smooth working 9G-Tronic transmission. The car was also able to achieve impressive efficiency figures from its lightweight construction and efficient drivetrains. It even has a benchmark drag coefficient of just 0.28.
The C-Class just like any other car of its class gets plenty of driver aid as well including the Distronic plus, steering assist and stop and go pilot. Now the interesting part was that along with the standard C-Class Convertible Mercedes also decided to introduce the Mercedes-AMG C 43 Cabriolet as well which has been built by their performance brand AMG.
Mercedes is perhaps the only brand who still offers so many cabriolets and Roadsters.Their ranges from smart fortwo cabrio to their flagship Cabriolet offering the S-Class Cabriolet.
We will be providing a full review of the car soon.
The Lamborghini LP 610-4 Huracan is definitely the most decorative car that Lamborghini introduced recently. Come on! You all will agree with me here Lambo actually has made the Huracan even more attractive by taking its top off. But on a serious note The LP 610-4 Huracan gets everything one needs, a powerful drivetrain, an all wheel drive architecture which actually makes it an all season supercar.
Here in this video recently released by Lamborghini you can watch the all new Huracan Spyder on the streets of Miami. Now the Miami is known for lots well decorated streets and its beautiful beaches. This Metropolitan city definitely is one of the collest cities where you can actually drive the Huracan LP 610-4 Spyder. Now although this looks like a photo shoot session for the Huracan LP 610-4 but the background definitely looks interesting.
The LP 610-4 uses the same naturally aspirated V10 engine, the drivetrain is capavle of producing about 610 Hp of peak power at 8, 250 rpm and 560 Nm of torque at 6500 rpm. The engine is paired to a 7-speed dual-clutch gearbox. Now because this car looks gorgeous that does not mean it has lost any of its wild and aggressive instincts, the Huracan LP 610-4 Spyder is able to sprint from 0-100 km/h mark 3.4 seconds while it can attain a top speed of 324 km/h mark.
Watch and enjoy the video and keep watch towards the end of the video where you can actually watch the four cars lined up together at the end of the video.