2007 Mercedes E63 AMG

Those people missing the old supercharged 5.5L V8 won’t be upset for too long, once they’ve sampled the delights of its successor.

AMG fans will be more than satisfied with their naturally aspirated 6.2L V8, producing an awesome 514 bhp.This enables the E63 to hit 60 mph in a supercar-like 4.3 seconds (identical to the Ferrari 360 Modena), just under cutting BMW’s M5 time of 4.5 seconds. Impressive for a car weighing in at 4035 pounds.

mercedes e63



Touareg V10 TDI To Tackle Pikes Peak

Volkswagen are sending three Touareg V10 TDI’s to compete in the gruelling ‘Race To The Clouds’.

The Touaregs will be the first SUV’s to run on Shell’s Ultra Low Sulfur Diesel (ULSD) and will be pumping out an almighty 553 lbs ft of torque, from as low down as 2000 RPM. To put that into perspective, a McLaren F1 super car pales into insignificance with ‘just’ 479 lb-ft at 4000 rpm.



Smart Car For The States

America is to receive the Smart Car in 2007, to help motorists combat the spiralling costs of fuel.

The Smart will be up against stiff competition from other fuel efficient (mainly Japanese) cars, including the Toyota Yaris and Nissan Versa and will probably be sold through distributors, rather than dedicated Smart dealers.

smart car



Touareg Pickup On The Way?

Whispers are emerging that Volkswagen will shortly be producing variants of the Touareg, with a coupe version of their SUV available as early as this year, being a direct competitor to the forthcoming BMW X6.

A second pickup model should be in our showrooms by 2007. It’s believed to be based on the AAC concept vehicle displayed at the Detroit Auto Show in 2000.

touareg pickup

[Source: The VW Gazette]


Mercedes S Class Convertible?

Rumours are rife that Mercedes will be showing a four door convertible based on their flagship saloon, the S Class, at The Detroit Motor Show in January 2007.

s convertible

It’s said to have the longest roof ever seen on a convertible, and owners can expect the interior equipment level to have the same exceptional quality as found on all S Class models. Power for the uber rag-top is likely to be in the form of their 6L V12.

[Source: eurocarblog]


Scirocco To Be Produced In Portugal

Volkswagen have announced this week that the production of their newly resurrected Scirocco will take place in Setubal, Portugal.

The legendary Scirocco first appeared on our streets in the seventies, before being replaced by the Corrado model in the late eighties.

scirocco old




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