Germany ’s largest car magazine AutoBild , along with its 23 sister publications in Europeand a jury of leading car specialists have given the prized “Auto 1 of Europe” award to the Ford S-MAX.
In addition to this overall victory, the dynamic crossover S-MAX with its unmistakable “kinetic design” styling also took the individual trophy for the minivan category in the Auto 1 awards.
These awards are the latest in a long list of accolades for the Ford S-MAX, already crowned ’Car of the (...) > Full story
A Bentley Continental GT, driven by four-times World Rally Champion Juha Kankkunen, smashed the world ice speed record last week, reaching an average speed of 199.86mph (321.65km/h) on frozen sea off the coast of Finland.
The near standard four-wheel-drive Continental GT - which is privately owned by the world rally star - eclipsed the previous ice speed record of 184.14mph (296.34km/h), set by a Bugatti
EB110 Supersport at the same location.
Kankkunen’s team endured temperatures of minus (...) > Full story
You want to buy a car, but you need both luxury and affordable one. And you start wondering: how much do i have to pay to have both this in my dream car. According to Business Week you can buy a luxury car paying between $30.000 and $60.000.
Mercedes-Benz’s two top sellers, for instance, are the C-Class and E-Class series sedans, both of which sold just shy of 45,000 units in the first 11 months of the year—far more than the company’s many other model lines. Those vehicles’ base prices (...) > Full story
Consumer Reports announced today that it has named five new models to its Top Picks list for 2007 — the Toyota RAV4
G35, Toyota Sienna
MX-5 Miata, and the new Honda Fit. The Top Picks list is published in CR’s Annual April
The Toyota Prius
remains the Top Pick in the "green" car category for the fourth year in a row. The Prius demonstrated an excellent 44 mpg overall fuel economy, the best of Consumer Reports tests of any five-passenger vehicles. (...) > Full story
Currency Motor Cars has unveiled the first of an unprecedented line of supercars. This flagship model is an ingeniously modified a 2006 BMW M5 that can reach a top speed of 240 mph. This makes it the fastest, most powerful luxury sedan on the planet. It’s high compression V-10 engine has been brilliantly altered, by company founder Ron Cash, to accommodate twin-turbos and a custom, hand crafted inter-cooled system to kick out an astounding 810 hp.
No one in the world has been able to (...) > Full story
At the official ceremony held on 8 march in Geneva, the C-Metisse will receive the Louis Vuitton Classic Concept Award 2006 for the year’s best prototype vehicle.
The luxury coupe’s elegant design, exceptional travelling comfort, remarkable performance and environmental respect completely won over the jury.
C-Métisse is based on the same future-oriented solution as the C4 HDi hybrid demonstration vehicle presented by Citroën at the start of the year apart from one key difference: the (...) > Full story
Opel Managing Director Hans Demant accepts AUTOBEST 2007 award in Budapest 115,000 new Corsas already registered in Europe
Rüsselsheim/Budapest. After winning one of the most important European automotive awards, AUTOBEST 2007, the Corsa was the star of the show yesterday in Budapest, with Opel Managing Director Hans Demant present to accept the trophy at the exclusive ceremony. The choice of AUTOBEST 2007 was decided by a jury of 13 leading automotive journalists from (...) > Full story
The American Council for an Energy Efficient Economy (ACEEE) recognized the 2007 Hyundai Accent
and Elantra as two of the top 12 “Greenest Vehicles of 2007.” In addition, the 2007 Hyundai Sonata was named in the “Greener Choices for 2007” list that features widely available gasoline-powered cars and light trucks with automatic transmissions. The vehicles will be listed in the ACEEE’s Green Book Online, an annual consumers’ guide to environmentally-friendly cars and trucks.
“These (...) > Full story
The Enzo Ferrari has been unveiled as the world’s most iconic supercar. The legendary $800.000 model, of which only a few hundred were ever built, topped a definitive list of the 100 most iconic contemporary cars that money can buy.
The Zurich Iconic Car Index, founded by former Top Gear presenter, Peter Burgess, was based on a sophisticated formula which weighted factors including price, performance, engine power and marque.
Zurich Iconic Car Index Top 10:
Ferrari Enzo (...) > Full story
Jaguar Cars was honored today at the Chicago International Auto Show as MotorWeek awarded the 2007 Jaguar XKR the Drivers’ Choice Award for ‘Best Dream Machine’.
“We are delighted the XKR has been chosen by MotorWeek for such a prestigious award. We take great pride in designing and tuning our vehicles to meet the desires and need of our customers,” said Marti Eulberg, executive vice president of Marketing and Sales. “This further underlines that the XKR delivers a truly (...) > Full story