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Since Mercedes is celebrating the 50th anniversary of its AMG division, it’s safe to assume that a new Vision concept will soon be unveiled. Reportedly, it is going to be a high-performance four-door super saloon that would be pitted against the likes of the 2018 Porsche Panamera and the 2018 Bentley Continental GT.
Mercedes GT 4
For now, the rumored Mercedes-AMG GT 4 is codenamed X290 until its supposed unveiling in 2019. Reports are saying that the super car will be powered by a 4.0-liter twin-turbocharged V-8 engine. It is scheduled to hit the market sometime in 2019 with a starting price of $148,000. The model will be based on the same Mercedes architecture and platform that are being used on the C 63, E 63, S 63 AMG variants.
There will be two versions of the 4.0-liter twin-turbo V-8 engine available to the market. The range-topping S 4MATIC+ variant will be able to produce more than 600 horsepower. There are also plans to use an integrated starter generator to complement the V-8 engine.
None of these details have been confirmed yet since these are all concept of the GT 4 for now.
2018 Porsche Panamera
The new Panamera ushered in a new exterior and interior designs, a new engine lineup, and plenty of tech goodies such as LED headlights, safety assistance systems, an innovative chassis system, a 21-speaker Burmester 3D sound system, and plenty of personalization options.
It currently has two models—the Panamera 4S with a 2.9-liter, twin-turbo V-6 that can produce 440 horsepower; and the Panamera Turbo with a 4.0-liter, twin-turbo V-8 engine that churns out 550 horsepower.
2018 Bentley Continental GT
The rumored updates for the 2018 Continental GT aren’t much, except for tweaked styling on the exterior, a new V-8 engine, and an upgraded interior. It apparently packs the shortened version of Porsche’s MSB platform, though the higher-end model will reportedly have a 6.0-liter, W-12 engine. No official word on that, though.
When Bentley launched its Continental GT Black Speed special edition for the Australian market, both the US and European markets were slighted by the fact that they can’t get their hands on it.
Fortunately, Bentley announced a new special edition using the “Black” name. This time, it’s based on the GT Speed according to a report. You can choose either a coupe or convertible bodystyle, and there’s also more than just one exterior color.
But what sets this apart from other “special editions” is that the 2017 Bentley Continental GT Speed Black Edition will receive upgrades on its drivetrain. It will have 633 hp and 620 lb-ft of torque. The extra horsepower and torque will allow the car to go 0-60 mph in a mere sprint.
True to its name, the GT Speed Black Edition is decked out in high-gloss black exterior. It has an all-black components—main grille, meshes, bumpers, headlamps and taillights bezels, window trim, lower chrome strip, mirror caps, and bumper insert.
You can opt to have contrast colors for the exterior. Colors include Hallmark (metallic gray), Beluga (black), St. James’ Red, and Cyber Yellow.
Clients can customize the overall look of the GT Speed Black Edition. Beluga will give a sportier appearance while St. James’ Red and Cyber Yellow will make it flashier.
Regardless of the exterior colors you will choose, the GT Speed Black Edition will arrive with all-black, 21-inch, five-spoke wheels and bespoke brake calipers in either red or black.
Bentley Motors already unveiled the GT Speed and GT Speed Black Edition this week in a private event in New York City. Deliveries for the GT Speed Black Edition will begin this year’s summer in both the US and European markets.
Bentley’s Continental GT Speed Black Edition will sell for $253,235 in the US. But if you want a drop top, prepare to shell out $277,235 for the convertible model.
As if we weren’t already impressed with the Bentley Continental GT, the company gives us even more to love. Producing the fastest Bentley ever, the new Continental GT has a top speed of 206 mph and delivers more horsepower and torque. It also comes in a striking Black Edition.
The Continental GT’s 6.0-liter twin-turbocharged W12 engine can now produce 642 PS—up from 635 PS—and 20 Nm extra torque to bring the total to 840 Nm. The additional torque brings better acceleration performance, thanks to it being applied through the entire rev engine via reconfiguration of the boost control.
As a result, the Bentley Continental GT can now go 0-60 mph in just 3.9 seconds.
Bentley is introducing the Continental GT in Black Edition too, which celebrates the sporting character of the brand. It is available in both coupe and convertible body styles. The black exterior color comes in high gloss finish, which includes the window openings and lamp bezels. Its 21-inch five-spoke directional wheels come in black with distinctive brake calipers, which can come in either black or red finishes.
In addition, it has contrasting colors on the front splitter, side skirts and rear diffuser in four different shades, namely, Hallmark, Beluga, St. James’ Red and Cyber Yellow, to match the exterior styling accents. It also has contrast stitching that gives more character to the diamond quilting of the doors and the Mulliner GT Design seats.
Paul Jones, Product Line Director for Continental GT, said that Bentley decided to come up with the new Continental GT Black Edition to answer customers’ request for a model in the Continental line that would offer increased sporting capabilities and recognizable styling outside.
The new GT Speed and GT Speed Black Edition models are available for order now. Deliveries will begin this summer.
Bentley is known for manufacturing probably most of the opulent and posh cars you see on the road today. The company uses only the finest materials both for its exterior and interior. But Bentley does fall on one category—it doesn’t offer a vehicle with seating for six, especially rear-facing seats.
Actually, not many automakers do these days, so when a customer approached Bentley’s customization department called Mulliner, the company jumped at the chance to create something special according to TopSpeed.
Bentley then brought this one-time deal to the 2016 Geneva Motor Show, and it’s easy to see why. This customized Bentley Mulsanne is full three feet longer than a standard Mulsanne, and offers four seats on its rear cabin, two of which faces the rear of the car. A divider—a clear glass that changes from clear to opaque with a simple switch—separates the driver and the passenger seat from the rear.
Wolfgang Dürheimer, Bentley’s chairman and chief executive, said the Mulsanne Grand Limousine showcased the craftsmanship of its in-house customization department—so much so that it literally manufactured a Mulsanne limousine for a customer. Talk about service. Not many automakers would stretch a limb to do that.
Outside, the Bentley Mulsanne Grand Limousine is a full meter longer and 79mm taller because of the bespoke roofline. The extra length and height that resides between the B-pillar and the rear wheels allow for a longer rear door to accommodate a wider exit and entrance doors. There’s also a center section that adds further length.
The car is painted Moroccan Blue with the hood, roof and trunk painted in Silver Frost. The 21-inch wheels’ spokes are also colored Moroccan Blue.
Inside, the four seats (the front- and rear-facing), are covered in leather-lined cabin with rear wood veneers, aluminum parts, chilled compartments for drinks, and connectivity for electronics.
Bentley has yet to release how much its customer paid for the customization, but the standard Mulsanne has a starting price of $300,000 so the Grand Limousine will probably around the price of $500,000.
Bentley is counted among the luxury brands of cars. Bentley is known worldwide for its classy and elegant car designs. It is the car of the elite and posh class of the society. Bentley is a British automaker, which was established in the year 1919. The brand is ready to touch its century mark in 2019. Bentley cars have been able to entice customers all across the globe with its modish designs and versatile models.
Bentley is usually known for its super luxurious sedan class cars, which is owned by the highest of state holders like the Queen of England. Bentley is now set to launch an all new SUV class car in 2016. The car model will however be displayed to the world at Frankfurt’s auto show to be held in 2015. The company is all set for the debut launch of the SUV at Frankfurt. Although Bentley has not made a good market for its previously launched SUV but this new model is already making waves among the car lovers and gurus.
The insiders to the company predict that this model is going to increase the sales of the company by 50-70%. This makes the new SUV as one of the most awaited Bentley models. The SUV is not given any name yet but its sales pitch and campaigns has already started in different parts of the world. The strongest and biggest market of Bentley is China followed by the U.S.A., where the company has already started its mass pitching. This SUV is already making its place and leaving the Bentley lovers to wait for it. The car gurus state that the Bentley’s SUV 2016 is designed on the same platform as the cars like Audi Q7 and Porsche Cayenne. The interiors of the car are ought to be extravagant and living up to the style mark of the Bentley. The body of these SUV cars are said to be manufactured in Germany but will be assembled at its headquarters in England.
Some of the Bentley SUV 2016 specifications:
- The SUV 2016 will be available in V-8 and W-12 engines models. The W-12 engine model Bentley SUV is believed to deliver the high speed of 200-mph.
- The companies higher officials have also announced that the new SUV will also be made available in diesel models but at a later stage after its launch. A plug-in hybrid mode of the SUV is also being considered by the carmakers.
The first detailed look of the car and its lavish interiors will only be available in 2015 but its estimated price is out. The price of the SUV is said to be around $190,000.
With strong competitors like Porsche Cayenne Turbo S, Audi Q7, Land Rover Range Rover V-8 Supercharger, Lamborghini Urus and Rolls-Royce future SUV in the market at the same time, it will be exciting to see Bentley SUV’s making its presence felt. More information about the brand new Bentley SUV 2016 will continue to pour out in the market and online till it’s unveiling in 2015.
The latest car to enter the futuristic SUV market is the 2015 Bentley SUV, which is also be seen as the flagship of Bentley to enter the thriving base of futuristic SUVs. With this car, the company is aiming to double their profits and also strengthen their foothold in the SUV market that is showing a promising figure for future generations. The new concept SUV car from Bentley is high on luxurious details and is specifically made keeping in mind the taste and preferences of high class society. The main target for the newly launched 2015 Bentley SUV is mostly the growing SUV markets’ like U.S. and China. With this car, the company is trying to bring its own version of luxurious concept car so that they can make a winning comeback in the luxury SUV cars segment.
No doubt the premium SUV from Bentley has the potential to become an excellent choice for SUV lovers who are looking forward to buy the futuristic SUVs in coming times. Also, Bentley has assured that the SUV they have come up with is a class apart from what all the series they have featured so far in their SUV section. The Continental GT they have introduced in their new 2015 Bentley SUV is an additional share for the powerful engine which has always been a highlight of Bentley cars. This time they are banking highly upon twin turbo W-12 and also 4.0 liter twin turbo V-8 engine to give tough competition to the other futuristic SUVs making their way in the market. To make the drive system more advanced and river friendly, the 2015 Bentley comes with eight speed dual clutch automatic drive system that is well connected and communicative with the all of the wheel drive system available in the car. There is no denying of the fact that the engine system that has been offered by Bentley for their 2015 SUV one of the best in the SUV class cars of the current generation.
Apart from being high on tech specs, the car definitely has more on it splatter to offer especially when it comes to looks and design. The luxurious design of the all new 2015 Bentley SUV makes it stand tall among most of the luxury SUVs with futuristic concepts. Owing to its high class design and luxury interiors, he car is actually worth it every penny spent on it and its price is highly justified going by its tech specs and class. What else left to make it a perfect SUV to watch out for? Yes the car is a complete vehicle for a family with its comfortable seating and travel pleasure it offers for long drives.
Expected to hit the market in late 2014 or early 2015, the all new Bentley SUV is surely the most recommended SUV for those looking forward to buy new cars in which are high on specifications as well as luxury. It is also the best option to go off road with family as it will surely make your trip a hassle free experience. Comfortable interior designs, comfort for passengers, top class luxury from inside as well outside, makes 2015 Bentley SUV the best choice for 2015 car buyers.
After all the automobile giants like Mercedes, Porsche, Audi, etc. luxury car makers have also decided of making their way into the segment and bring for the SUV world some of the most luxurious (and expensive!) SUVs ever seen! After the news of Bentley, Rolls Royce and Lamborghini stepping into the category, we couldn’t think of any other but Aston Martin, who had signed a deal with Mercedes – AMG some time back.
Aston Martin first revealed its Lagonda SUV Concept at the 2009 Geneva Motor Show, which was not liked very much by the SUV world as critics as well as SUV lovers did not really develop a liking for the vehicle. The company realized that there would have been a lot of changes to be made before they could expect good sales result after launching the SUV. A thing to be noticed is that this was before the company signed the deal with Mercedes – AMG. With access to the latter’s excellent engineering and electronic assets, Aston Martin has planned of making the Lagonda all different. One of the largest changes to be made is that the Lagonda will now feature Mercedes Benz GL Class platform. Earlier it sat on the Mercedes Benz M Class platform.
All that Aston Martin is going through for the Lagonda SUV Concept reminds us of Porsche’s story which happened during the launch of the Cayenne. The SUV was also highly criticized during its concept period. People accused the Cayenne of being ugly as per Porsche standards. However, after the release of the SUV, Porsche reported huge rises in sales, and the Cayenne turned out to be a huge success. A lot of people are saying that the Lagonda is extremely ugly, especially since Aston Martin has presented gorgeous vehicles like the DB9 and the One – 77 to the world. However, the performance and luxury quotients of the Lagonda are unquestionable! It’s an Aston Martin after all!
As far as the engine is concerned, we’re pretty sure that the company will put in a 6000cc V12 engine in the SUV. Lagonda will definitely be a four wheel drive vehicle, and will share motors with the legendary Aston MartinDB9. One admirable thing about the Lagonda is that the SUV will come with a wode number of available powertrains, and customers will be given a choice as per their will. One will be able to choose from a diesel variant, petrol as well as a hybrid option. This facility combined with the capabilities of the all-wheel drive system that comes with the Lagonda makes it a very potential vehicle for off road experiences!
We agree that the exteriors of the car are not as good as is expected from the company, but they have definitely set a new bar when it comes to luxurious and elegant interiors. However, Aston martin will definitely face extreme competition as it is entering a segment where giants like Porsche, Audi, Volkswagen, etc. have already made deep impressions. Beating legendary SUVs like the Cayenne, Touareg, Q7, etc. would definitely be very tough. We would love to see how the improved Lagonda fares in the SUV market.
Weekly Automotive Wrap Up – June 23, 2012 – BMW, New Bentley Speedster, Dodge Dart 2013, Nissan LEAF and More.
BMW Launch of i-Series in Rome. Luxury automaker BMW began its worldwide road show of the BMW i Born Electric Series in Rome this week. The road show will visit 6 cities in the next year including New York in November 2012. The i-Series are low impact environmentally friendly vehicles boasting zero emissions, an all electric engine and long traveling ranges between charges. The need for sustainability and clean energies is being embraced by luxury product manufacturers and BMW seems to be leading the charge. The two i-series models are the BMW i3 Concept and the BMW i8 Concept.
BMW Official Sponsor of UN Sustainability Conference. BMW again hit the headlines this week becoming the official sponsor of the UN Rio+20 sustainability conference in Rio de Janeiro. BMW will present its management milestones in sustainability in the “BMW Group Sustainability Lounge” at the conference. The lounge is a 400-square-meter pavilion made of lightweight white nylon, is supported by air pressure and contains fabric that allows for optimal utilization of daylight. Who said that sustainability couldn’t be luxurious! Delegates and visitors will be able to test drive Mini and BMW electric vehicles on the “BMW Group Electric Vehicle Test Drive Circuit”.
Bentley Introduces Continental GT Speed Coupe. The Continental GT Speed coupe is the fastest production model released by Bentley hitting speeds of 205 mph or 329 km/h. Orders for the new coupe can be placed now for delivery in October 2012. The Bentley W12 engine develops 625 PS (616 bhp/460 kW) at 6000 rev/min and 800 Nm of torque with acceleration of 4.2 seconds from -100 km/h. A new gearbox improves fuel economy by 12%. The look is sporty and muscular with the style and class that only Bentley can offer.
Dodge Dart 2013 Hits Dealerships in Michigan. The Palace of Auburn Hills, Michigan was packed with nearly 300 dealers for Dodge’s event to mark the release of the 2013 Dodge Dart into dealerships across Michigan, Ohio, Indiana and Kentucky. This was a good opportunity for dealers and Chrysler reps to get together to celebrate the launch. Chrysler hopes that the Dodge Dart will be racing out of the Palace straight into the hands of new car buyers.
Fisker Hits Wall Street. Leading manufacturer of luxury electric vehicles, Fisker, launched a huge multi-page advertisement on Friday’s (June 22, 2012) edition of the Wall Street Journal. For those of you that missed it, the text of the ad contains some inspirational quotes that epitomizes Fisker as a new car company, developing a new concept, the luxury electric car. I really loved the piece and wanted to share some lines that got to me:
“…they don’t care that not everyone is behind them.
Because they know the doubters aren’t the builders.
The critics are never the creators.
And the skeptics, rarely the inventors.”
Nissan – A Turn On for a Million People. Nissan’s online campaign to get one million people in 100 days ‘turned on’ to electric vehicles reached its goal with 15 days to spare. On behalf of Nissan Europe, Paul Willcox, Senior Vice President for Sales and Marketing, Nissan in Europe said “It shows that more and more people are realising that cars like Nissan LEAF are a real alternative …the Big Turn On will continue to spread the word about the 100% electric LEAF.” The city with the most drivers turned on to electric vehicles will be given 30 Nissan Quick Chargers. Also, the person who promotes the most people to turn on to the Nissan LEAF will win a Nissan LEAF. This aggressive marketing campaign by Nissan seems to have hit the mark and captivated the hearts and minds of drivers all over Europe.
To participate in The Big Turn On, go to http://www.thebigturnon.com/ or take a test drive of the Nissan LEAF.