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Porsche Macan GTS – Improved Power and Performance News 

Porsche Macan GTS – Improved Power and Performance

Atlanta, Georgia. Porsche announces the new Macan GTS. With more power, a reengineered suspension, unique GTS-specific exterior and interior appointments, and new connectivity options, the new Macan GTS provides an enthusiastic driving experience that enhances the current Macan range. Based on the 3.0-liter twin-turbocharged V6 engine in the Macan S, the Macan GTS incorporates hardware changes and a unique engine calibration to allow the engine to develop 360 hp at 6000 rpm and 369 lb.-ft. of torque between a broad 1650-4000 rpm. The rest of the all-wheel-drive powertrain matches up…

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Watch: Dramatic moment Opel goes on fire in Cork… meaning Zafira models may be recalled News 

Watch: Dramatic moment Opel goes on fire in Cork… meaning Zafira models may be recalled

Opel has said its investigation will focus on the area of the heating and ventilation system in a number of Opel Zafiras (Zafira B model launched in 2005, not current Zafira Tourer). A statement from Opel this evening said: “While the number of incidents is very low in proportion to the number of vehicles on the road, we take this issue very seriously and will take further action.” “Opel will be working with the local authorities to identify the probable cause of the thermal incident reported in an Opel Zafira…

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Mercedes-Benz Vision Tokyo Concept: Enter the Luxury Autonopod News 

Mercedes-Benz Vision Tokyo Concept: Enter the Luxury Autonopod

Over its past few occurrences, the biennial Tokyo auto show seemed to be dropping off the radars of many international carmakers, losing out to the auto shows in China. But now it’s back, thanks to a beautiful venue and a Japanese auto industry that is regaining its strength. A good measure of a show’s importance is the effort carmakers put into bringing specifically designed concept cars. And as far as boldness goes, this angry-looking pod that Mercedes-Benz has designed for Tokyo is definitely on the brash end of the scale….

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Will Hybrid Electric Power Take Us Into the Horsepower Abyss? News 

Will Hybrid Electric Power Take Us Into the Horsepower Abyss?

1998 Geneva Auto Show. BMW takes the automotive world by storm and unveils what was for that time and era, an unimaginably awesome creation – the venerable E39 M5. Journalists gawked, enthusiasts (yours truly) drooled, and rebellious teens suddenly developed professional aspirations. The E39 M5 was rated to 394 brake horsepower. Fast forward to present day, the current iteration F10 M5 with Competition Package produces 575 brake horsepower (conservatively speaking). That’s an increase of some 45% over the old E39. A similar increase over the next 15 years would mean…

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Audi RS7 Sportback performance News 

Audi RS7 Sportback performance

Audi dropped its traditional ‘Plus’ designation for the even more powerful RS versions of the RS6 Avant and the RS7 which now come with the ‘Performance’ designation. The two models now offer 605hp, 45 more than the standard version, up to 750Nm (553lb ft) of torque when overboosted and 700Nm (516.3 lb ft) in every other occasion. The new power upgrades allows both models to improve their 0-62mph times by 0.2 seconds which translates into a supercar-like 3.7 seconds. Zero to 124mph (0-200km/h) now takes 12.1 seconds, which is 1.4…

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