2014 Audi S8

The 2014 Audi S8 is a brilliant looking and highly comfortable vehicle to travel in. Looks, as the saying goes, are not everything, but in this case, it does add to the allure of the S8.

The performance of this new vehicle from Audi will definitely exceed expectations. Whether you're driving or riding in it, you will be impressed.2014-Audi-S8-cool-B

Specifications

General Info
Vehicle Type: Luxury Sedan Base Price: $112,500
Fuel Tank Capacity: 23.8 gals (90 L) MPG: 15 city / 26 hwy
Dimensions
Length: 202.2 in. (513.6 cm) Wheel Base: 117.8 in. (299.2 cm)
Height: 57.5 in. (146 cm) Width: 83.7 in.* (212.6 cm)
Curb Weight: 4685 lbs (2125 kg) Ground Clearance: NA
Luggage Capacity: 13.2 cu ft Maximum Seating: 5 people
Performance
Engine: 8 Cylinder Turbo DOHC Displacement: 3991 cc
Horsepower: 520 HP Max RPM: 6000 RPM
Torque: 481 lb-ft @ 5500 rpm Transmission: 8-Speed Tiptronic® Automatic
0-60 mph: 3.9 seconds Maximum Speed: 155 mph (249 km/h)

* With Mirrors

Engine

The V8 engine in the Audi S8 is among the most powerful you will find in a luxury sedan. Actually, there are four different engines that have been made available, depending on your preference.

The V8 twin-turbo 4.0 TFSI engine comes with an impressive 435 horsepower. For those interested in a clean diesel engine, the 3.0 TDI four cylinder engine provides 258 horsepower that goes with enough torque.2014-Audi-S8-going-A

Exterior

The stylish look of the sedan makes it one of the sportiest vehicles on the road. The hood, bumper, and grille have been sculpted with an amazingly high degree of artistry.

The LED headlights do more than just illuminate the road. They also contribute to the stylish and sleek of the car.

Interior

Riding in the Audi S8 can be a tremendously enjoyable experience thanks to the spaciousness that the model comes in. A leather console to go with a deliberate and careful selection of the rest of the inside further enhances the look.

The console is packed with features, providing an organized feel which makes it easy to see and access.

Safety

The 2014 Audi S8 offers enhanced safety when driving. The driving assistance feature contributes to the safety ensuring modifications such as steering assists contribute to improved performance on the road.

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September 28, 2013 at 8:36 am | No comment

2014 Audi A8

Super lightweight aluminum construction, unmatched comfort and high-end technology are what the 2014 Audi A8 is all about. The Audi team has provided design and technology expertise to bring an extra verve to uplift the look and feel of the new A8.

You now have a smarter, sleeker than average BMW that is propelled by a more powerful and functional engine.

The sophisticated technology and enhanced interior makes this new offering a leader in luxury vehicles.2014-Audi-A8-up-high-C

Specifications

General Info
Vehicle Type: Luxury Sedan Base Price: $75,100
Fuel Tank Capacity: 23.8 gals (90 L) MPG: 18 city / 28 hwy
Dimensions
Length: 202.2 in. (513.6 cm) Wheel Base: 117.8 in. (299.2 cm)
Height: 57.5 in. (146.1 cm) Width: 76.7 in.* (194.8 cm)
Curb Weight: 4365 lbs (1980 kg) Ground Clearance: NA
Luggage Capacity: 13.2 cu ft Maximum Seating: 5 people
Performance
Engine: Six Cylinder DOHC Displacement: 2995 cc
Horsepower: 333 HP Max RPM: 5500 RPM
Torque: 325 lb-ft @ 2900 rpm Transmission: 8-Speed Tiptronic® Automatic
0-60 mph: 5.5 seconds Maximum Speed: 130 mph** (209 km/h)

* Without mirrors
** Electronically limited

Engine

According to Audi, the A8 will be available in the German market with 2 gasoline and 2 diesel engines. These are the supercharged 3.0 TFSI V-6 with 310 hp, the V8 twin-turbo 4.0 TFSI with 435 hp, the 3.0 TDI diesel with 258 hp and the 4.2 TDI diesel, that pumps 385 hp.

For the performance minded USA market, a 6.3 L V8 engine that breaths out 500 hp. The 2014 A8 is a flawless blend of luxury and power, an example of functionality, performance, and style coming together.

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Exterior

The full-size luxury sedan has shed a significant amount of bulk by the use of aluminum, leading to its reduction in weight. However, its dimensions remain similar to its predecessor.

The front view has been transformed to achieve a bolder expression; the grille is more aggressive, the hood sculptured, and the headlights aligned quite differently.

Features

Major highlights include the assistance system that makes driving more easy. The matrix LED technology is composed of 25 individual LEDs per unit. The innovative headlights can be switched on and off or dimmed individually as the situation demands.

Moreover, the headlights use predictive route data to adjust light distribution in response to the driving environment. Other additions to its profile include a dynamic steering system, adaptive cruise control, automatic emergency braking, thermal imaging and night vision capabilities.

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September 28, 2013 at 2:38 am | No comment

2013 Opel Monza Concept

The 2013 Opel Monza Concept offers one of the more interesting combinations of amazing performance, a brilliant look, and a high level of comfort.

It might be one of the most unique Hybrids available in the market.

Sadly, it won't probably be available in the USA.2013-Opel-Monza-Concept-see-that-bolt-A

Engine

Among the hallmarks of this vehicle is its engine. The vehicle offers a compressed natural-gas range extender combined with a 1.0-liter three-cylinder engine that is turbocharged. The design of the engine is fuel efficient in addition to reducing CO2 emissions.

Efficiency

The Opel Monza Concept has been called the car of tomorrow thanks to its incredible innovations. Efficiency would be among the hallmarks of the vehicle contributing to the praise it receives. The displays in the interior have been streamlined and modified so they are easy to read and review.

Such innovations lifts quite a bit of weight off the shoulders of the person driving. Smart phone technology has also been weaved into the design of the car contributing to the ease of staying connected with family, friends, and business acquaintances.2013-Opel-Monza-Concept-strange-doors-B

Stylish Design

The sleek look of the vehicle is made possible by its lightweight design. Sculptural artistry went into the design of the exterior and this definitely allows the vehicle to stand out on the road.

The powertrain system built into the model offers a high end propulsion system that greatly contributes on how the car handles on the road.

Interior

The optimal use of interior space has gone into the design of the 2013 Opel Monza Concept. The seats, in particular, have been designed in such a way they hug the driver or passenger.

This alone contributes to great improvement in comfort. A futuristic infotainment system has also been weaved into the decor of the interior adding to the special nature of the car.

Few cars can match the unique nature of the Opel Monza Concept. For those looking for the proverbial car of the future, this model may fit such a lofty description.

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September 27, 2013 at 7:36 pm | No comment

2013 Peugeot 308 R Concept

Peugeot’s 308 line was introduced several years ago and the model remains popular to this day.

The 2013 Peugeot 308 R Concept takes the model one step forward and incorporates a new body and fine tuning that improve the appearance and the performance of the car. Even if Peugeot did not announce any revisions of the model, the concept design offers a view of things to come from the 308.2013-Peugeot-308R-Concept-in-the-black-A

Specifications

General Info
Vehicle Type: Coupe MPG: 37 Combined
Performance
Engine: 4 Cylinder DOHC Displacement: 1.6 Liter
Horsepower: 270 HP Max RPM: 6000 RPM
Torque: 244 lb-ft @ 1900-5500 rpm Transmission: 6-Speed Manual

Engine

Peugeot uses a brand new, highly efficient 1.6 liter engine which brings its total output to 270 horsepower. The engine has been coupled with a 6-speed manual gearbox.

Performance

The improvements have enhanced the ride and handling of the car. With a lowered body kit and improved aerodynamics, the downforce keeps the car stable at high speeds.

Road grip is assured by the new wider tires while the braking system has been replaced with sport grade plates.

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Exterior

Most of the changes have been done to the exterior of the car. The 308 received a brand new body kit that makes the car appear closer to the ground. Right beneath the typical grill of the model, new larger air vents have been added.

The headlights and taillights have remained unchanged but the rear bumper is now wider and bigger. A color scheme has been introduced. In the rear portion, one-third of the car has been painted black, while the front in red.

Interior

The interior received multiple upgrades to get the car closer to how a sports version would feel, and the new racing seats will do that. An LCD screen has been added for improved ergonomics. No other details were given about other interior design upgrades.

The 2013 Peugeot 308 R Concept comes with improvements that turn the car into a genuine sports car. With the expertise of the engineering team, the car offers not only improved looks but also great performance.

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September 27, 2013 at 6:36 am | No comment

2013 BMW X5 eDrive Concept

BMW is one of the most popular auto makers in the world. They renowned for making high performance vehicles and high performance race cars that can be driven on a daily basis, allowing it to stand out from the rest.

One of their newest models is the 2013 BMW X5 eDrive Concept. The car combines all wheel drive comfort to go with a plug-in hybrid drive train.2013-BMW-X5-eDrive-Concept-studio-1-A

Engine & Motor

This BMW X5 concept is the second vehicle to bear the eDrive label. The concept SUV has a combined 95 horsepower electric motor with the turbo charged 4 cylinder engine to balance both efficiency and performance. BMW says that an eDrive system enables the X5 to attain a top speed of 75 mph and a range of 19 miles under electric power to go with the fuel consumption of 62 miles per gallon.

Hybrid Performance

According to BMW, the X5 Concept accelerates from 0 to 62 miles per hour in less than 7 seconds. Drivers can choose from 3 PHEV modes: the one that automatically operates the system, all-electric mode, as well as a Save Battery mode to conserve the battery's charge.2013-BMW-X5-eDrive-Concept-studio-2-B

Exterior

It is not just beneath the hood that hints the SUV is an X5. The German car maker has given it a BMW iBlue treatment on the air intake bars, kidney grille slats, and the inlay in the rear bumper. This serves as a fine contrast to a Silver flake metallic outer paint.

The car also comes with the specially designed roof rails; twenty one inch aerodynamically designed wheels as well as a connector for charging cables that light up when the battery is charging.

BMW is leveraging the technology acquired from its "i" sub-brand and using it on its new models. The new 2013 BMW X5 eDrive Concept is a natural progression for the BMW, particularly with a combination of its all wheel drive technology.2013-BMW-X5-eDrive-Concept-sides-swipe-C

September 26, 2013 at 7:36 pm | No comment

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