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Mercedes Benz S Class Official and S-Class Coupe Spyshot’s

S Class Coupe Spyshots

Well here it is the new Mercedes Benz S-Type in all its official glory, but just down the road in Stuttgart the Mercedes R&D department have been secretly testing the S-Type Coupe.

This evening, the new flagship for luxurious motoring landed in Hamburg on board an Airbus A300-600 DHL cargo plane. Mercedes-Benz had the new S-Class flown in exclusively from its birthplace in Stuttgart for its world premiere at Airbus in Finkenwerder. At the delivery centre for the Airbus A380, the world’s largest passenger aircraft and a benchmark in travel comfort, Mercedes-Benz unveiled its new luxury saloon in front of around 750 international guests from the worlds of politics, industry and media. Flanked by the 20 current Mercedes-Benz models and musically accompanied by the Hamburg Symphony Orchestra, the new top-of-the-line model from Stuttgart rolled across the tarmac as part of a spectacular show. In a dazzling display, it took up its position at the head of the Mercedes-Benz family and drove onto the stage with its first passenger, the global superstar Alicia Keys.

And the S-type Coupe was applauded by our elusive but heroic spy shooter, the S-Type is the true embodiment of a modern luxury saloon: it is an exclusive first-class mobile office akin to a business jet and also an exquisite centre of well-being at the same time. While achieving fuel-consumption and emissions values that appeared utopian just a few years ago even for a mid-size car, it raises the standard for automotive safety equipment to a new level.
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Porsche Boxster S 7:58 Nurburgring Laptime.

Nurburgring Laptime 7:58

The 2012 new generation of Porsche Boxster was unveiled last week at the 2012 Geneva Auto Salon.

The Boxster S model lapped the Nurburgring race track in an impressive 7:58 – Which is 18seconds slower than its big brother the all new 911 which lapped in 7:40.

This means that it lapped the nurburgring faster than the C63 AMG Coupe (8:01) and the Corvette C6 (7:59) all of which are powerfull big v8’s.

Powering the new Boxster S is a 3.4 liter flat-six engine that delivers 315 HP to the rear. It completes the 0 to 60 mph dash in just 4.8 seconds and will soar on to a top speed of 173 mph.

We do need to see the video to confirm the laptime.

Audi Q5 Facelift Spied Winter Testing

Here are the first uncamouflaged shots of the upcoming Audi Q5 Facelift.

Here is the Audi Q5 Facelift sporting the new hexagonal grill where the detailing has been hidden under the chrome stickers.

We are also expecting a new headlight cluster to be fitted to change the look.

Distinctive LED lights provides light during daytime and, thanks to innovative LED technology, they consume less energy and have a considerably longer working life than standard dipped lights.

The lower front fascia shows that this is a S line variant.

Powering this Q5 will be the same choice as the current models with slightly revised for fuel economy.

Q5 2.0 TFSI quattro manual with 180ps
Q5 2.0 TFSI quattro manual with 211ps
Q5 2.0 TFSI quattro S tronic With 211ps

Rumour has it that an RS is in works and will be expected to compete with the likes of the X6M.

Porsche 911 Turbo Coupe Spied Winter Testing

Here are the latest spyshots of the upcoming 911 Turbo Coupe in very light camouflage and just hides some of the detailing on the front bumper.

Looking closely at the spyshots in the images above, we can clearly see the trademark induction inlets supplying the artic cool air to the 6 cylinder twin turbo boxer engine, as well as its wider rear end and oversized spoiler will aid the AWD system in downforce and grip.

The rear bumper on this new 911 Turbo also features additional cooling vents and a set of integrated exhaust pipes which are likely to be changed.

From The current 997 generation, the 911 Turbo is 4.5 cm wider stance than the regular Carrera.

The engine is likely to be around the 565 hp to compete with the Nissan GTR and is likely to release an interesting nurburgring lap time video close to release in late 2012.

The car is also likely to have an optional upgrade to the ‘PDK-S’ dual clutch transmission sporting an additional gear to keep shorter gear ratio to aid acceleration and mid range torque.

We expect a production prototype to be shown at Geneva in a couple of months….

Mercedes Benz S Class Prototype Spyshot’s

After stiff competition from BMW and Audi Mercedes are revamping their S Class for 2013.

These spy shots have revealed a slightly longer wheelbase along with a longer low slung profile.
Fashion says that it will house an all new LED daytime running lights and indicators.

We expect the nose will follow the SLS styling cues on this model with a broader snout.
As far as power unit we expect the following:- twin turbo 4.6L V8 producing 430 HP, a twin turbo 5.5L V12 delivering 520 HP, and an AMG twin turbo 5.5L V8 getting between 550 HP and 600 HP.

Mercedes’ Head of Research and Development, Dr. Thomas Weber, has previously revealed that the new S-Class will also feature a plug-in variant model based on the 2010 Vision S500 Plug-In Hybrid Concept capable of 70MPG!

We Expect to see the revealed car possibly 2nd quarter 2012

Merc S Class
Mercedes S Class Prototype Spyshots Nurburgring Pflantzgarten 2 (click to visit Gallery)

2013 Porsche Cayman Spotted at The Nurburgring

The 2013 Porsche Cayman has been spied on the Nürburgring Nordschleife.

Even though the prototype is camouflaged, we can clearly see that the car will adopt similar light clusters as the 911 prototypes along with a slightly less man like air intake.

Also we can make out some daylight running lights underneath the thickly clad camo tape.

We expect the Cayman S power output to be around the 320hp with an improved 3.4 liter and the standard Cayman to be around 265hp powered by the usual 2.9 liter.

We are expecting the new line of Porsches to be released in the second quarter of 2012.


2012 Boxster Prototype Spyshot Winter Testing (981)

Here are some shots of the upcoming Boxster touted to be in frankfurt as a production ready concept. The headlights are camouflages as on the new 911 hiding the styling around the edges.

The next-generation Boxster, known internally at Porsche as the 981, revealed its new LED taillights which is styled on the new 911.

We expect the Boxster S to be housing a reworked version of the 3.4 and the standar model with the 2.9 and will most likely carry over with some changes to horsepower and its green efficiency.

Porsche is also working on a new 2.5-litre four-cylinder forced induction, that will make into the new Boxster.


Porsche Panamera S Hybrid – Official Pictures & Video

Porsche have revealed a new hybrid ahead of the 2011 Geneva Motorshow, the Panamera S Hybrid achieves an impressive 159 g/km CO2 and a whopping 41.54 Mpg.

The new Gran Turismo produces an impressive 380hp from its 3.0 liter V6 and the 34 Kilowatt electric motor, and the rear wheels is driven by the familiar eight-speed Tiptronic S fitted as standard in the Cayenne models with a wide spread of ratios.

The Panamera S Hybrid accelerates from a standing start to 100 km/h (62 mph) in 6.0 seconds, reaching top speed at 270 km/h (168 mph).

It also has an advanced start and stop technology where if the car detects that no power is required from the combustion engine it turns off only to re-engage when power is required.