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Mercedes confirmed the seven-seat model based on the A-Class

Mercedes confirmed the seven-seat model based on the A-Class

News
The company Mercedes-Benz confirmed the release of a compact seven-seat model, which should enter the market in the next few years. This in an interview with the publication Automotive News said the head of the marketing department of the German brand Britta Siger. Ziger did not specify whether the novelty would be a minivan or a crossover. She just added that the emergence of a compact seven-seat model in the line-up was dictated by the Chinese market, where demand for such cars is constantly increasing. The novelty is planned to be built on the same front-drive modular platform MFA, which is used for the entire A-Class family. In total on this chassis in the near future will release at least seven new models, including the successor to the B-Class, a small crossover GLB, and...
Nissan announced the appearance of a new serial crossover

Nissan announced the appearance of a new serial crossover

Concept Cars, News
Nissan plans to develop a serial version of the conceptual crossover called IMX, which was first shown at the Tokyo Motor Show last October. This is reported by Autocar with reference to the head of the European design studio Mamoru Aoki. According to him, car production will begin in a few years. "IMX is not just a concept. In a few years he will appear in production. Of course, we have a new Leaf, but I think that the serial version of IMX will be a real breakthrough, " - the designer said. He added that the design and most technical features of the prototype will inherit the serial version of the crossover. The car will be built on the basis of a second-generation Leaf electric car and will be equipped with an electric power plant. All other details about the car so far are ke...
Cadillac Escala Concept will receive a serial version in 2021

Cadillac Escala Concept will receive a serial version in 2021

Concept Cars, News
Cadillac can develop a serial version of the concept called Escala, which was introduced in August 2016. As reported by Autoline Network, production of the car can be adjusted at the plant in Detroit. Assembly of new items will begin in December 2021. The machine will split the platform with CT6. All the rest of the information about the serial Escala is kept secret. At the moment, it is not even known which car will be released. In the company's model range, the novelty will take place on the step above the CT6. Prototype Escala in size exceeds the sedan CT6. The car is built on the Omega platform. The concept is equipped with a 4.2-liter petrol twin-turbo V8 engine. The engine power is 500 horsepower. Escala received LED optics and 22-inch wheels. Upholstery is made by hand....
The first electric crossover Audi estimated cheaper than the hybrid Q7

The first electric crossover Audi estimated cheaper than the hybrid Q7

News
Electric crossover Audi e-tron will cost in Germany at least 80 thousand euros - two thousand cheaper than the diesel-electric hybrid Q7 e-tron. A number of countries have already begun to take pre-orders for a novelty and, for example, in Norway their number has exceeded 3700. According to preliminary information, the public debut of Audi e-tron will be held in Brussels this summer. Production of the crossover will begin in the second half of 2018. Following him, in 2019, there will be a coupe-like Audi e-tron Sportback. The prototype of the electric SUV was presented by Audi at the Geneva Motor Show. The pre-production model of the machine was covered with camouflage with e-tron logos. Technical characteristics of the all-terrain vehicle were not named, but noted that it wi...
The date of the Audi Q8 crossover debut became known

The date of the Audi Q8 crossover debut became known

News
The representatives of the brand named the date of the public premiere of the new flagship cross. Crossover Audi Q8 will be presented officially in June this year as part of the Shanghai Motor Show, informs the publication Motor1, referring to Peter Mertens - a member of the board of the company. The top manager shared the relevant information at the annual press conference of Audi, noting also that the crossover will become the "new face of the Q family". The model will be assembled at the facilities in Bratislava, where the second generation Audi Q7 crossover is currently produced. The novelty, which will cost more than 110 thousand euros, will compete with the BMW X6 and Mercedes-Benz GLE Coupe. The test prototype Q8 has already been repeatedly photographed, for example, we...
Illegal luxury hatchback Jaguar put up for sale

Illegal luxury hatchback Jaguar put up for sale

News
On the British site The Market there was an announcement about the sale of the hatchback Jaguar XJS. Modification with this body was never officially released - it was remaded from the coupe by a former employee of the Jaguar. The idea of ​​building a hatchback, he had been hatching since 1981, but engaged in remaking the car only in 2008. The source of inspiration for the construction of the car became the work of other bodywork studios: in particular, we are talking about a jukeing break XJS Eventer from Lynx Engineering. The hatchback was based on the XJS AJ6 with a four-liter engine and an automatic transmission. The car removed the rear of the body and made a new fuel tank made of stainless steel. Final work on conversion was carried out by James Sidwell Classic Cars:
Mercedes-Benz X-Class by Carlex Design

Mercedes-Benz X-Class by Carlex Design

News, Tuning
The Polish studio Carlex Design presented a limited series of pickups built on the basis of the Mercedes-Benz X-Class. A novelty called Exy will be available in two versions: Urban and Off-Road. The circulation of each will be 999 copies. Machines in the version of Urban will be equipped with a lowered suspension, 22-inch wheel disks, aerodynamic body kit with elements of carbon fiber, sports seats Recaro and a cargo platform cover. In the interior trim will be used red leather and carbon. Off-road version of X-Class will receive a suspension bracket with the increased road gleam, the additional block of illumination on a roof, plastic extensions of wheel arches, a winch, steel protection of thresholds and a motor compartment. Pick-up Mercedes-Benz X-Class debuted in the summe...
Hot Mercedes-AMG and Porsche compared in the race in a straight line

Hot Mercedes-AMG and Porsche compared in the race in a straight line

News, Video
Charged Porsche Panamera Turbo Sport Turismo and Mercedes-AMG E 63 S Estate compared in the race in a straight line at distances of a quarter mile (402 meters) and half a mile (804 meters). The video is posted on the channel of the edition of Auto Express on YouTube. Both models are equipped with all-wheel drive systems. The Mercedes is equipped with a four-liter biturbo V8 engine, the output of which is 612 horsepower. Porsche is also equipped with a V8, but its power is equal to 550 horsepower. In December 2017, the British edition of CarWow compared the Mercedes-AMG E 63 S station wagon with the Dacia Logan MCV. The models were compared in the race in a straight line, and on braking.
Ferrari follows Mercedes-AMG on Twitter. Germans are excited

Ferrari follows Mercedes-AMG on Twitter. Germans are excited

News
The Formula 1 Ferrari team signed up for the Mercedes-AMG team on Twitter. On this occasion, the factory stable of the German automaker made three new entries. In one of the tweets, Mercedes wrote that he had been waiting for this event since 2010. To another post, is a video with a woman who faints and signs: "When Scuderia Ferrari subscribes to you on Twitter." The third post is a screenshot, which shows that Mercedes-AMG also subscribed to the Italian team. That moment when @ScuderiaFerrari start following you on Twitter... pic.twitter.com/fTczhM8ABb— Mercedes-AMG F1 (@MercedesAMGF1) 15 березня 2018 р. Last years Mercedes-AMG and Ferrari are the main rivals in Formula-1. In 2017, most of the season for the title claimed Sebastian Vettel, representing the Italians, a
Ford came up with an analog of car number plates for drones

Ford came up with an analog of car number plates for drones

News
In the future flying drones can begin to equip with a special light code - the analogue of a car number plates. The development of such a device is now occupied by Ford specialists. According to the press service of the American brand, this innovation will help to identify the drone from a distance and quickly find its owner. "The ability to quickly identify UAVs will ensure their safe and responsible use in the airspace," - the automaker said in a statement. This offer was the first from Ford after the company joined the aviation regulatory committee of the Federal Aviation Administration of the United States (FAA). The company offered to affix to the hull of the UAV code of 10 figures, which the FAA provides owners of drones when registering. To identify it, specialists want to...