The seventh generation 5 series is bigger, better lighter and is now on sale
BMW has launched the new 2017 5-series in India today; the covers were taken off from the new generation model last year October. The new 5 Series replaced its predecessor codenamed F10, and it was an immensely popular model and was on sale until now.
BMW introduced the new 5 Series with three trim levels which include Sport Line, Luxury Line and M-Sport along with the choices of three engine options at the same time. The prices for the new 5 series start at INR 49.90 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi) while the top end model is priced at INR 61.3 Lakhs (ex-showroom Delhi). Apart from the powerful engine the new 5 Series is also more technologically advanced machine offering plenty of advanced techs both inside and outside.
Below we have provided complete details of the all new 5 series and what does this new sedan brings to the table that its predecessor didn’t and also many more interesting stuff.
The car will go into production from 2019 onward
Aston Martin announced that they would be introducing their very first all-electric production car and it will go on sale from the year 2019 onward. The all-electric car will be based on their Rapid model and will be called RapidE. However, Aston Martin also confirmed that the number would be limited to just 155 units. The car is made to take forward the manufacturers low and zero-emission vehicle strategy which is headed by Aston Martin’s President and CEO, Dr Andy Palmer.
The upcoming car will be based on the original Rapid E concept. The all-electric vehicle will be built in collaboration with Williams Advanced Engineering which is located in Grove, Oxfordshire.
The car will share its underpinnings with the Rapide AMR Concept which will be the most powerful Rapide ever produced. As far as the car’s styling is concerned, it will take its inspiration from the same car while for its drivetrain is it will be replacing the six-litre V12 unit. The all-electric Aston promises to offer a unique driving experience which has never been experienced before.
Although Aston Martin hasn’t released the official spec figures of the upcoming Electric car, it is expected to generate above 549 Bhp of peak power. All that power will be sent to the rear wheels. As far as the driving range is concerned, it is expected to cover 300 km on a single charge.
A Hooligan On Four Wheels
Jaguar Land Rover Special Vehicle Operations (SVO) has taken the covers off their latest monster. Based on the standard XE saloon this extreme performance Jaguar is capable of touching 321 km/h mark. The Project 8 is the second Jaguar collector’s edition car after the F-TYPE Project 7 introduced back in the year 2014.
So to explain the Jaguar XE SV Project 8 in few sentences, it’s a hand built four-door sedans which have a performance of a Supercar. This car is meant particularly for the driving enthusiast because it gets a huge 5.0 Litre supercharged V8 motor under its hood which will be capable of producing about 600 Ps of peak power and an equally impressive amount of torque. The sedan will be available worldwide in four-seat configuration. Jaguar will make only 300 examples worldwide, and you can expect atleast one or two to arrive in India as well. The car will be assembled at SVO’s Technical Centre in Coventry. The car will be making its first debut later this week at the Goodwood Festival of Speed.
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More power means better performance figures!
The reason why we are interested in this particular news is that all the three models which include the XE, XF and F-Pace are for sale in the Indian market. The good news is that Jaguar has decided to introduce a new 2.0 Litre four-cylinder turbocharged powerplant which will be capable of producing g about 300 Ps of peak power and an equally impressive 400 Nm of peak torque. This state of the art powerplant not only enhances the performance if the Jaguar models but is fuel efficient and low on emission at the same time. Now there is a fair chance of Jaguar introducing this petrol engine in India with all the three models.
The engine is paired to Jaguar Land Rover’s advanced ZF eight-speed automatic transmission which promises to provide butter smooth gearshifts along with outstanding performance. The engine is even available with both front as well as rear wheel drive option for the XE and the XF models. However, Jaguar is also giving the customers an opportunity to choose an all wheel drive transmission option as well.
Jaguar has given us a performance figure of what this engine is capable of doing under the hood of the all these above-mentioned cars.
What changes do you expect in this popular SUV
The Scorpio is a household name in the Indian car market since the year 2002; the SUV has many accolades to its name including ‘Best car of the year’, ‘Best SUV of the year’ and much more. While the first generation SUV was introduced back in 2002, the second generation was introduced just after four years in 2006. Much later Mahindra decided to up their game and introduced the third-generation SUV back in 2014. Now after almost three years of its production Mahindra has decided to launch the facelift variant of the SUV.
The 2017 Mahindra Scorpio facelift variant will most likely get some exterior and interior updates while there won’t be any significant change under the hood. The SUV was caught testing couple of times already which gives us an idea that it will most probably launch towards the end of 2017.
The Scorpio is one of the first SUV’s which was developed in-house by M&M engineers. M&M engineers also developed the 2.2 Litre mHawk engine which powers some other Mahindra suvs at the same time. While the launch of the new Scorpio facelift is nearing, we are here to provide you all the details of the facelifted SUV available at this moment.
We answer all your queries and provide you with the right answer
The Redi-Go is the joint venture effort of Renault and Nissan which was not quite successful mainly because of the hatchbacks compact dimension which resulted in an insufficient interior room. The Redi-Go, when launched, was priced at INR. 2.39 Lakhs ex-showroom making it even more affordable than the Alto 800.
Now according to the recent reports, Datsun is all set to launch a slightly more powerful variant of the Redi-Go hatchback. Now just like the smaller 799 cc unit this 1.0 Litre, three-cylinder unit will also be borrowed from Renault. This is the same unit which also powers the KWID hatchback as well. Now the good news is that just like the KWID the Redi-Go will also get the AMT transmission as well which will be sold as an option beside the manual transmission.
Now installing a slightly more powerful engine and an AMT will be enough to make the Datsun Redi-Go hatchback a reliable entry level car? Well, we try to find out answers to all your questions.
we have given you enough reasons on why the Nexon will be a hit amongst Indian car buyers
Tata Motors never left a mark in the SUV market in the recent times their only product Safari was able to leave some mark, but that was nothing compared to its rivals. To increase their shares and get a better hold of the market Tata Motors introduced the Hexa Hexa Crossover which replaced its Predecessor Arya which never was a successful product.
But now the future is looking bright for Tata Motors because recently they have introduced two of their new generation products in the form of the Hexa Crossover and the Tiago hatchback. Both of these new products were well appreciated amongst the Indian buyers mostly because they bring the modern feel with their upgraded features and better quality materials and not to forget frugal yet powerful engines.
Tata Motors will be launching another new compact SUV soon which was showcased as a concept for the first time at the 2014 Auto Expo in New Delhi. The Nexon was spotted being tested on Indian roads many times and the launch will most probably happen later 2017 or early 2018.
We have found out why and how this upcoming SUV can be a game changer for Tata Motors and the secret behind its success formula.
Almost every part of the Convertible was highlighted in this short video
Drop top sportscars always were little underestimated compared to their hardtop siblings. But that is definitely not the case with the Audi R8 Spyder. The German Auto manufacturer recently unveiled their most powerful and fastest production spec Convertible ever the R8 V10 Plus Spyder.
This is the same Audi R8 V10 with a soft rooftop which can be closed or opened within 20 seconds and can be operated upto speeds of 50 km/h. Both the R8 V10 Plus Coupe and the Convertible shares the same DNA including the heart. Powered by a 5.2 Litre FSI V10 unit capable of producing about 510 Hp of peak power and 620 Nm of torque this is the most powerful production spec engine that Audi ever built. The engine is paired to a seven-speed dual clutch gearbox which sends power to all the four wheels at the same time. Inside the cabin also looks identical to the Coupe variant you will get all the luxury that you find in an R8 and additionally it also gets Audi’s latest Virtual Cockpit infotainment system. Besides all that the R8 V10 plus Spyder also gets Audi’s R8’s signature carbon sideblade as well looks brilliant and also helps in the car’s aerodynamics. Talk about performance figures, and this convertible surely won’t disappoint, the R8 V10 Plus is capable of sprinting from 0-100 km/h mark in 33 seconds while it can attain a top speed of 328 km/h mark.
Check out our new rendering and also some exclusive spyshots of the baby F-Pace in action
Jaguar has recently officially confirmed that they will be launching a baby Crossover soon which will be positioned below the F-Pace Crossover and the upcoming i-Pace which will be their first effort in the electric SUV department. We were able to catch the first prototype of the new E-pace Crossover while it was being tested back in the year 2016 and now after a year and half the covers will finally be taken off from the E-Pace.
According to the reports, online Jaguar will be unveiling the new Crossover on July 13th, 2017 but before that our team has decided to digitally render the Crossover from all the spyshots which we collected before and from the teaser image of the E-Pace available at this moment. Like we already said in our review as well that the E-Pace will sit at the bottom of Jaguars Pace lineup of SUV’s and Crossovers and expect the pricing to starts from around $38,600 for the entry-level model, in other International markets.
Also gives us a preview of its new autonomous technology
Audi is slowly and steadily revealing few of the details of their soon to be launched new generation A8 sedan. Earlier they gave us a sneak peek of the exterior of the car (you can read about that here) and now they have shown us a small preview of the interior of the upcoming sedan.
The video not only shows us the interior but also reveals a new autonomous driving technology called Audi AI traffic jam pilot. This new technology can help the car to accelerate, brake and also steer and even start automatically upto speeds of 60 km/h mark. However, the good things are that the sedan gives us a preview of the cabin and also its new virtual cockpit and new touchscreen infotainment system.
The new generation Audi A8 which is codenamed D5 internally takes its styling inspiration from the Audi Prologue concept. As far as its drivetrains are concerned the new sedan will source all its power from the turbocharged V6 and V8 for the base and mid variants while the top end variants will get a bigger W12 unit which according to the recent reports will also get electric turbocharging as well.
Expect the new Audi A8 to be launched in the markets of Europe towards the end of this year while expecting it to hit the Indian market sometimes towards the year 2018.
could this mean that Honda will perhaps be relaunching the new Civic once again?
Yes! I too have the same question in my mind. What is this new generation Civic doing at the Honda’s factory in Tapukara, Rajasthan. Now according to the reports on India today there is a possibility of Honda launching the new generation Civic in India within this year. The Civic introduced in 2006 and later discontinued in 2013 due to weak sales numbers. One of the leading causes of such poor sales figures was the lack of a diesel engine option.
Now that the new Civic was spotted recently at the Tapukara facility in Rajasthan could it mean that Honda is planning to relaunch the sedan in the Indian market once again?
Who said you always need a Sportscar to talk with wind!
It is not always that you cannot have fun with big luxurious cars well we have picked five luxurious sedans which can provide you with the equal amount of fun when you get behind the wheels of any of these sedans. These powerful cars with some serious horsepower under the hood can even make some sportscar face go red.
If you are one of those few men, who want to spend a lot of money on a single car which can serve the purpose of carrying your entire family in the lap of luxury while at the same time can also provide an equal amount of fun while you step on the accelerator. Then perhaps our list of cars might come in handy for you.
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