The Mercedes-Benz S-Class is now available with 4MATIC permanent all-wheel drive. Developed entirely in-house by Mercedes-Benz, this all-new drive system combines perfect traction, first-class comfort and impressive driving dynamics with good fuel economy. Two powerful eight-cylinder models are available in the form of the S 500 4MATIC and S 450 4MATIC while the S 320 CDI 4MATIC is the first S-Class all-wheel-drive variant to be equipped with a particularly economical V6 diesel engine. The new models with all-wheel drive are identified clearly by the 4MATIC legend which appears both on the boot lid and on the wooden trim element on the centre console.
At the 2006 Los Angeles International Auto Show, Lotus Cars USA, the subsidiary of Lotus Cars in North America, unveiled the MY2007 Lotus Sport Exige Cup. The 252 bhp, supercharged and intercooled sportscar is a completely out-of-the-box track car with a specification designed to prepare the budding driver for the grid at some of the finest and most challenging circuits in North America.
Voted 2006’s Best Luxury Car by respected motoring magazine What Car?, the new S-Class combines state-of-the-art technology with effortless performance and peerless refinement: “When Mercedes-Benz launches a new S-Class the rest of the world gasps in amazement;” explained David Motton, Editor of What Car? magazine.
For 2007, the two 6 Series models are the 650i Coupe, at $74,595 including destination charge; and the 650i Convertible at $81,595. (Gas Guzzler taxes apply to some versions.) Each is powered by the same 4.8-liter, 360-hp Valvetronic V-8 found in the ‘07 750i/Li and 550i models, backed by one of three 6-speed transmissions: conventional manual, STEPTRONIC automatic or Sequential Manual Gearbox.
Since 1984, four generations of M5s have delighted driving enthusiasts with a combination of breathtaking performance, stunning agility and elegant luxury to create a unique driving experience. The current M5, introduced to the American market in October of 2005, takes those attributes to an even higher level than its predecessors with new design, new technology and new engineering to create what truly can be considered an intriguing combination of a sports car and a luxury sedan.
For the first time since 1977, the Porsche 911 Carrera now comes in two power versions with engines varying in size: the “basic" 911 Carrera displacing 3.6 litres and developing maximum output of 325 bhp at 6800 rpm, and the 911 Carrera S displacing 3.8 litres and with maximum output of 355 bhp at 6600 rpm. The 3.8-litre flat-six develops its maximum torque of 295 lb-ft at 4600 rpm, accelerating the Carrera S in 4.8 seconds from 0 - 60h and ensuring a top speed of 182 mph.