In its first year of production, the 2007 Saleen S331 Sport Truck revived the diminishing performance truck segment with the first fully-functional, high-powered sport truck to the market in several years. Many performance trucks quickly followed, but none came close to offering the same combination of functionality, performance and aggressive styling.
Infiniti QX56 is designed for big families that both need big car and luxury. With eight-passenger seating (seven-passenger with 2nd row captain’s chairs) and standard equipment such as leather-appointed seating and navigation system, Rearview Monitor, Bluetooth® Hands-Free Phone System and an independent rear suspension (IRS) with load leveling, the 2007 QX56 can easily satisfy any of this needs. Powered by a V8 engine with an output of 320 hp, the QX56 is priced starting $49.950 (2007 model year).
The 2007 GS 350 builds upon its predecessor model’s already significant levels of performance, advanced luxury and intuitive technology, and it becomes the most powerful six-cylinder model in its segment. The handling performance of the 2007 GS 430’s potent 4.3-liter V8 is further optimized by a newly available active stabilizer system that automatically and seamlessly counteracts body sway to improve cornering performance.
Audi is working a new model placed between the Audi A6 and the Audi A8 and will be a direct competitor for the Mercedes Benz CLS Coupe. The Audi A7 will be initially available as a four-door coupe that will go on sale for model year 2009 in Europe and shortly after in North America. A Convertible version will be unveiled shortly after. Also Audi will offer a more powerful S-version version, with a V10 engine that will be available in 2010. The Audi A7 will be unveiled at 2008 Geneva Motor Show.
The new Bmw M3 has a worthy competitor on its hands now.
The Lexus IS-F is sure to be a hit in the performance sedan segment especially with an engine sounding like that . The new Lexus IS-F can be had for just over 50k and will feature F1-paddle shifters to go along with its F1 sounding exhaust. After listening to the new engine and exhaust, I think I know what the "F" stands for.
BMW is preparing a sport version for its best high-performance car, the E92 M3 sportscoupe that will go on sale in spring 2007 at a price of $55.000 (est). A high-performance four-seater convertible it is also expected six months later. BMW will also introduce M versions of the sedan and touring models.
After a significant update in 2006—including new 6-cylinder and V-8 engines—the evolution of BMW’s 5 Series performance/luxury lineup continues with even more new features for ’07. These range from new comfort and convenience items to a significant advancement in driving safety, all designed to maintain the position of the 5 Series sedans and wagon as the leaders in their class.