2014 Volvo XC Coupe Concept

The 2014 Volvo XC Coupe Concept is a sporty three-door crossover hatchback worth looking at. It can be described in two words, sleek and safe.

Its sophisticated look makes it stand out among other sports cars on the market because besides being beautifully designed, it is also highly capable and can offer proper protection to the driver. It is sleeker, and safer.

The technical details of this model are not fully known, yet. However, it will surely include Volvo’s recently developed range of four-cylinder engines, as well as the Plug-in Hybrid technology and a raised suspension.


As already mentioned, this car has a sporty and sleek look. The exterior design of this car is simple.

Apart from being elegant, it is also strikingly sporty, with side moldings, skid plates, the wide hood, the unique concave grille, delicately thin tail lights, matte rubber moldings, and the 21 inch wheels.

The beltline of the car, and its bonnet are eye-catching. Also, the space between the front axle and the bonnet helps to emphasize the powerful and robust look of this car.

The split-instrument panel is probably one of the first things one will notice when looking at the cabin, which is airy.

There is a fair amount of leg room and high quality materials have been used throughout.

This car is truly one of a kind. Any sports-car lover should take a good look at it because it has so many striking features and subtle design elements, that it will certainly delight anyone who is passionate about these kinds of cars.

March 14, 2014 at 6:33 pm | No comment

2015 Audi A8 L Security

The 2015 Audi A8 L Security is a luxury sedan designed to incorporate the most advanced safety and security technologies.

Lightweight but durable materials are being used throughout the entire body. The design has not been compromised by this focus on security as the car does share design elements with other models made by the automotive manufacturer.


General Info
Vehicle Type: Luxury Sedan Base Price: NA
Fuel Tank Capacity: 23.8 gals (90 L) Miles Per Gallon: 16 city / 26 hwy*
Length: 207.5 in. (527.1 cm) Wheel Base: 122.9 in. (312 cm)
Height: 57.9 in. (147.1 cm) Width: 76.7 in. (194.8 cm)
Curb Weight: 4619 lbs (2095 kg) Ground Clearance: NA
Luggage Capacity: 13.2 cu ft Maximum Seating: 5 people
Engine: 8 Cylinder TFSI Displacement: 4.0 Liter
Horsepower: 420 HP Max RPM: 5000 RPM
Torque: 444 lb-ft @1500 rpm Transmission: 8-Speed Tiptronic
0-60 mph: 4.8 seconds Maximum Speed: 130 mph (209 km/h)

* 4.0 TFSI Base Specs


The Audi A8 comes with two engine options. The V8 is capable of a total output of 435 horsepower, capable of accelerating from 0 to 60 in 7.5 seconds and 21 mpg.

The W12 engine on the other hand gives you 500 horsepower and 7.1 seconds from 0 to 60 mph.



Despite being a spacious vehicle, its size does not make it a heavy vehicle. Due to the aluminum body, the Audi is 40% lighter.

Combined with the fact that it is close to the ground, the car is stable when cornering at high speeds.

The wider tires contribute to its road grip making its handling much easier.


The presentation model was painted in an all-black color which better suits its purpose. Small changes were made to the bonnet and front bumper.

The grille features chromed lines while the hood is lowered on the side.

The rear of the car is similar to other A8 models. It hides the small tail lights but without reaching to the side, and the double exhaust system exiting trough the rear bumper.


Audi equipped the interior with a number of controls. The seats are adjustable electronically and most actions can be done using the central LCD panel. Leather has been used throughout the entire interior.

The rear seats are equipped with 10 inch displays for entertainment purposes and on request the manufacturers can add relaxation features to the seat.

The Audi A8 L Security addresses a specific market segment.

Mixing these characteristics with luxury sedan elements, the Audi A8 becomes an exclusivist car for the ones who need it.


March 13, 2014 at 6:33 pm | No comment

2015 BMW M3 Sedan

German automotive manufacturer BMW released a press announcement related to their upcoming 2015 BMW M3 Sedan. Following the success of the M4 the upcoming model comes with a new engine, exterior lift and improved precision.

BMW’s upcoming M3 is lighter, faster and more stable than the previous generation. Making use of the newest technologies in terms of aerodynamics and traction distribution, the sports car turns into a luxurious and agile sedan.


General Info
Vehicle Type: Sedan Base Price: NA
Fuel Tank Capacity: 15.6 gals (60 L) Miles Per Gallon: 20 city / 34 hwy
Length: 183.8 in. (467.1 cm) Wheel Base: 110.7 in. (281.2 cm)
Height: 56.3 in. (143 cm) Width: 73.9 in. (187.7 cm)
Unladen Weight: 3516 lbs (1595 kg) Maximum Seating: 4 people
Engine: Inline 6 DOHC Displacement: 3.0 Liter
Horsepower: 431 HP Max RPM: 5500-7300RPM
Torque: 407 lb-ft @1850-5500 rpm Transmission: 6-Speed DCT
0-60 mph: 4.3 seconds Maximum Speed: 155 mph (250 km/h)

* UK Specs


BMW uses a six-cylinder engine capable of generating 431 horsepower with the aid of a Twin Turbo system at 7300 rpm. CO2 emissions are 25% lower than in the previous version.

Acceleration from 0 to 60 is done in 4.1 seconds. Transmission is handled by a seven-speed double clutch gearbox (DCT).



The new M3 Sedan offers improved handling and steering because of its lowered chassis and optimized downforce.

With the front bumper redesigned, the aerodynamics of the car contributes to its road stability, improving grip and agility while cornering at high speeds.

Also, the Active M Differential system optimizes traction distribution between the front and rear wheels, maintaining stability even under harsh road conditions.


M3’s exterior has been reworked to include a lither bonnet and a new power dome. The front bumper receives new double grills. From the back, the rear is similar to current models while the side receives more fluent lines.

The body itself has been lowered while the headlights have been extended to reach around the side.


The interior of the new M3 is typical for a luxury sports car. Covered in a grey and black theme, the controls and placement of the air intakes give it an executive look.

The steering wheel features more controls while the door on the driver’s side hosts a more generous panel. A glossy LCD display has been placed on the right side of the driver that controls the navigation system.


March 12, 2014 at 6:33 pm | No comment

2015 Cadillac ATS Coupe

Much the same as the Cadillac CTS, the 2015 Cadillac ATS Coupe is just the start of this line. Beginning with the coupe and sedan, the Detroit automaker is expected to follow up with a convertible and, perhaps a station wagon.

The coupe is similar to the sedan, sans the two rear doors. It uses the same rear wheel drive platform and engine options. Pricing has yet to be made official, but you’re looking at an MSRP between $35,000 and $40,000. It should be available to the public this summer.


General Info
Vehicle Type: Coupe Base Price: NA
Length: 183.6 in. (466.3 cm) Wheel Base: 109.3 in. (277.6 cm)
Height: 54.8 in. (139.2 cm) Width: 72.5 in. (184.2 cm)
Curb Weight: NA Maximum Seating: 2+2 people
Engine: 4 Cylinder Turbo Displacement: 2.0 Liter
Horsepower: 272 HP Max RPM: 5500 RPM
Torque: 295 lb-ft @3000-4600 rpm Transmission: 6-Speed Automatic

Engine & Performance

The ATS Coupe will offer two engine choices. The first is a 2.0 Liter, 4 cylinder, generating 272 horsepower. The other is a 3.6 Liter V6, capable of 321 horsepower.

The latter version can move from 0-60 mph in 5.7 seconds with a top speed of 155 mph. Both engines are mated to a 6 speed automatic transmission, a 6 speed manual is optional. All wheel drive can be had for a little more.


The wheelbase of the Coupe is identical to the sedan at 109.3 inches. The coupe though, has a wider track, allowing for a sportier looking front façade.

The profile of the ATS coupe affords for a flowing line as opposed to the more sculpted appearance of its sedan counterpart.

Other aspects of the vehicles exterior are differentiated by a more provocative and powerful stance on the roof-line, doors, rear fenders and trunk lid.


Once inside Cadillac ATS Coupe, you will notice the 3 window instrument panel cluster, along with an interactive center console including an 8″ LCD touch screen. Cadillac’s well renowned “CUE” system is of course available, featuring Bluetooth phone and audio connectivity, Sirius XM satellite radio and the OnStar 4G LTE system.

A handmade upholstered interior combination of natural wood, carbon fibers, aluminum and leather has luxury written all over it.


March 11, 2014 at 6:33 pm | No comment

2015 Chevrolet Corvette C7.R

Chevrolet’s racing line has been completed with the launch of the 2015 Chevrolet Corvette C7.R.

For nearly 15 years, the Corvette line has been producing developed and improved year after year and the C7.R brings in new manufacturing technologies that aim to boost performance, agility, style, and stability.


General Info
Vehicle Type: Coupe Base Price: NA
Fuel Tank Capacity: 18.5 gals (70 L) Miles Per Gallon: NA
Maximum Seating: 2 people Wheel Base: 106.6 in. (270.8 cm)
Height: 45.3 in. (115.1 cm) Width: 80.7 in. (205 cm)
Engine: 5.5 Liter V8 DI Transmission: 6-Speed Manual


Chevrolet uses a 5.5 liter V8 engine for their racing car. Due to racing regulations, the engine horsepower output has been limited to 500 horsepower.

The transmission is a six-speed sequential gearbox mounted in the rear. Also, the model comes with direct injection technology that improves fuel economy.



The engineers at Chevrolet used the front grill mounted in the bumper to route the air through the hood. This change improves aerodynamics and down-force increasing its stability.

Braking and control have been optimized by using steel disks. These elements combined give the C7.R improved stability, road grip, and exceptional aerodynamics.

Despite having a toned down engine as compared with the previous generation, the C7.R is a superior racing car. The fuel economy of the new engine reduces the driver’s need to do a pit stop and spend more time on the track.

Also, the new aluminum frame provides better stability and protection while on the track.


The design of the C7.R borrows many elements from the Corvette Stingray. Aerodynamics has been improved with the aid of a new bonnet and front bumper that hosts a large grille.

Air vents have been placed on the sides while the rear receives a more aggressive bumper with black elements. The tail lights have been placed deeper into the bumper making them difficult to see from the sides.


Similar to other racing cars, the interior of the C7.R was built to protect the driver. Steel frames have been placed on the sides near the doors.

The dashboard has been kept as clean as possible while the seats were pushed towards the rear.

March 10, 2014 at 6:33 pm | No comment