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Day: April 8, 2018

Mercedes-AMG will soon abandon the engines V12

Mercedes-AMG will soon abandon the engines V12

News
Another brand of "charged" luxury cars fell under the onslaught of environmental standards. The division Mercedes-AMG of the German automaker Daimler within two years will refuse to produce models with six-liter V12 engines. This is reported by the publication Car and Driver with reference to an interview with the head of the AMG Tobias Moers. The current generation of Mercedes V12 engine with the M279 index, installed in the AMG model with the index of 65, has roots from the engines of the 1980s. This engine is still equipped with a distributed injection system, one camshaft for each head and three valves per cylinder. Although with a double turbocharged engine power is 630 horsepower and 1000 Nm of torque. The specified engine up to the present moment was installed on family...
The date of the debut of the BMW 8-Series became known

The date of the debut of the BMW 8-Series became known

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The Bavarian manufacturer will present the long-awaited coupe in the early summer. After numerous spy photos, teasers, concepts and preliminary data, there was information about the date of the premiere of the novelty. According to the latest report, the public premiere of the BMW 8 Series will be held on June 15, 2018. In a bulletin sent out by BMW, containing sales reports, as one of the users of the resource BimmerPost said, the debut 8 Series show will take place in June. The car will be shown on the Le Mans route on Friday before the start of the race, where the GTE version will participate in the 24-hour event the next day. The invitation refers to the official premiere of the 8 Series: "The 24th hour of Le Mans is the oldest race of endurance sports cars, held since 192...
Mercedes-AMG GLE 63 2020: new details

Mercedes-AMG GLE 63 2020: new details

News, Spy Shots
We expect a new style of design and another motor of higher power. Photo-spy again noticed the prototype of the charged version of the Mercedes-AMG GLE 63 crossover of a new generation in camouflage. This time it happened on the narrow streets of the Austrian town. Photos were published in Youtube channel AutoNews Creative The main external differences of the charged crossover GLE 63 2020 model year will be an inverted Panamericana-style radiator grille, a bumper with huge air intakes, four twin exhaust pipes, and a set of 22-inch wheel disks, under which red and black brake calipers will hide. Through the camouflage film, the shape of the headlights and the configuration of the LED daytime running lights are seen. With the tail lights everything is a little more complicated. ...
Sedan Mercedes-Benz A-Class can present in Beijing on April 25

Sedan Mercedes-Benz A-Class can present in Beijing on April 25

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Also at the Beijing Motor Show you can expect a presentation of the electric concept BMW iX3 and 410-strong BMW M2 Competition. The automaker Mercedes-Benz can present its first A-Class sedan at the international exhibition in Beijing on April 25 this year. This is reported by the German edition of Autobild. The novelty in the model range of the Mercedes-Benz brand will be even lower than the four-door CLA coupe. Earlier it was confirmed the next launch of the new A-Class sedan with a standard base, like a hatchback, in the North American market. According to the road map of the German automaker, from September 2017, the LWB version with an extended wheelbase will be launched in China. Perhaps, that is why its announcement will be held at the stand of the Beijing Motor Show. S...
R1 Motorsports introduced a new style for the Audi R8 Plus

R1 Motorsports introduced a new style for the Audi R8 Plus

News, Tuning
The tuner performed an upgrade of appearance and installed beautiful bronze wheel rims, but did not offer an increase in the performance of the V10 engine. German tuning studio R1 Motorsports introduced an external styling package for the supercar Audi R8 V10 Plus. The second generation Audi R8 V10 Plus has excellent dynamic performance. It received a 5.2-liter atmospheric gasoline engine V10 from Lamborghini Huracan. The factory version has a capacity of 611 naturally aspirated horsepower and 560 Nm of torque. It is possible to accelerate from 0 to 100 km / h in 3.3 seconds, and the maximum speed is 330 km / h. The tuning company R1 Motorsports decided not to touch the motor, but work on the appearance of the car. He was added a set of various wheels ADV10 M.V2 CS, painted wi...
Rare BMW M1 put up for sale for 930 thousand dollars

Rare BMW M1 put up for sale for 930 thousand dollars

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On the MotorGT website there was an announcement about the sale of the rare sports car BMW M1 AHG Studie in 1981. This is one of ten copies of the car with a wide aerodynamic body kit and the only one with a unique body design. The price is 930 thousand dollars The sports car is made in the style of racing cars of the Procar BMW M1 series - the auxiliary championship of the Formula-1, which was held in 1979 and 1980. The cars, modified by the AHG Motorsport division, featured an adjustable racing suspension, 16-inch BBS wheel disks with different tires, a special exhaust system, a racing gearbox and a 350-horsepower engine. The engine of the standard M1 produced 277 horsepower. The sports car put up for sale in 2017 underwent a restoration procedure, during which the transmission...