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Report: Increased July 2015 Sales For Mercedes-Benz

2015 Mercedes-AMG C63

In the United States market, the Mercedes-Benz USA has reported increased July 2015 sales overall. Mercedes-Benz USA (MBUSA), headquartered in Atlanta, is responsible for the distribution, marketing and customer service for all Mercedes-Benz products in the United States. With United States being the most important market for big luxury car brands like Mercedes it is no wonder that increased monthly sales provide a healthy boost for the company overall. For Mercedes-Benz, the reported record July sales for the brand stand at 27,526, increasing 1.2% from the 27,192 vehicles sold during the same month last year. “We are seeing strong momentum in the marketplace as we

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Big Three German Car Makers Buy Nokia Here For $3 billion

When Nokia announced it was reorganizing the company and splitting it in four parts, and then planning to spin off two, it was only a question of time before we see the acquisition of the second spin-off. First one (mobile phone division) went to Microsoft, while the final announcement about the sale just arrived. Nokia just sold its Here business unit to a consortium of German carmakers; Audi, BMW, and Mercedes’ parent company Daimler. This makes the three car makers owners of what some call one of the most impressive solutions in the mobile navigation market overall. “High-precision digital maps are a crucial component of the mobility of

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Video: All You Need to Know About the New BMW 7 Series

With the unveil of the new-generation BMW 7 Series a few weeks ago, there was much talk about this brand-new flagship from the Bavarian car maker. Plenty of people are wondering what exactly (sans the refreshed looks, engine and interior gadgets) this car brings to market. While the new 7 Series packed with options, extras and driver safety features, the car really needs to be well showcased by someone that knows what he’s doing. There are several rather interesting features, things like the pedestrian warning, hand-gesture usage of the in car entertainment system and the all-new touchscreen for example. It is best to view the showcase, you will

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Ferrari 488 Spider Is A Turbocharged Showcase Of Italian Design

Released shortly after the Ferrari 488 was debuted at the Geneva Motor Show, the Ferrari 488 Spider brings us a whiff of Italian elegance and design, all in a turbocharged and topless layout. The car arrives with the same 3.9-liter twin-turbocharged V8 engine, delivering 661 horsepower and 560 pound-feet of torque to the rear wheels via a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission. The car is able to sprint from 0-62mph (0-100km/h) in just 3.2 seconds – only 0.2 seconds slower than its Coupe relative, thus providing some impressive open-top performance overall. The car comes with all the current Ferrari tricks and offerings, including a a spaceframe chassis

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BMW F30 3 Series LCI Media Gallery

The BMW 3 Series is the founder of the modern sports sedan segment and considered an icon for the past 40 years. Recently, BMW launched 2016 models, known as BMW F30 3 Series LCI (Life Cycle Impulse) – a mildly updated 3 Series. The car received some minor cosmetic changes, but the biggest impact will be the powerplants installed in this vehicle. The car has received a lightly redesigned headlights package which now looks more a keen to the 7 Series design, making the much discussed issue of the headlights disappear rather nicely. The headlights now feature a few more modern additions, most notably the LED technology in some design

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Audi RS7 Featuring A Set Of ADV.1 Wheels

It seems Audi RS7 owners have a particular and growing affection for ADV.1 lately! The ADV.1 Wheels are one of the best custom forged wheels available today and they bring a level of classiness to this world as well. The Audi RS7 seen in this photoshoot by William Stern Photography is another prime example of the modding options for this vehicle overall. The Audi RS7 utilizes one of the more potent engines available in the Ingolstadt’s car manufacturer lineup. Powered by a 4.0 TFSI twin scroll twin turbo V8 engine rated 412 kW (560 PS; 553 bhp) and 700 N·m (516 lbf·ft) it offers unparalleled

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Volkswagen Plant In Chattanooga Builds 500,000th Passat

In an impressive feat the Volkswagen factory in Chattanooga has produced the 500,000th Passat a few days ago! The Chattanooga plant is the world’s first and only LEED Platinum certified factory. Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) is a set of rating systems for the design, construction, operation, and maintenance of green buildings, homes, and neighborhoods. This means that the plant is abiding to some of the highest ecological and enviromental standards. The VW Passat that is the celebration piece is a Candy White Limited Edition, with black interior, keyless access with pushbutton start, a rearview camera, heated seats, a 170 horsepower, 1.8 liter

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Vorsteiner V-FF 103 Wheels for the Porsche Macan

The Porsche Macan has been the silent sibling of the Cayenne, providing the smaller, albeit equally powerful solution for day-to-day performance motoring and transportation. Smaller then the Cayenne, it is actually a Crossover Utility Vehicle by design, size and build. It can be ordered as a diesel or petrol powered vehicle, providing either efficient or more performance oriented motoring for their drivers. It comes as either the Macan, Macan S Diesel, Macan S or Macarn Turbo. The Macan S has a 0–60 miles per hour (0–97 km/h) time of 5.2 seconds and the Macan Turbo 4.6 seconds. Both times are improved by 0.2 sec when

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Ford F-150 Limited Is The Most Advanced, Luxurious F-150 Ever

Ford is America’s truck leader, no doubt about it! Their models are rugged and utility is great, but the overall appeal with these vehicles has always been due to their exterior design. The Ford 150 is a long line of successful trucks. Often seen in various documentary and action movie flicks worldwide, they provide the rugged look into the small sized farm/construction/ranch/hunting business that functions clearly thanks to these beasts. While this may be an over exaggeration, they clearly found their place in US’ daily life. Recently Ford released the Ford F150 Limited. A truck they call the most advanced, luxurious Ford F150 ever produced.

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Three Dog Day From Tesla Brings Us Some Sweet Stuff

Earlier we have discussed the power, performance and range upgrades for Tesla Model S and additionally, Tesla Motors have revealed some more interesting updates. They call this the ‘Three Dog Day’. It brings three things: 70 kWh rear drive Model S for a measly $70,000 starting price, followed by an interesting 90 kWh battery pack option costing $3,000 to own, and finally, finished off by the nice, albeit already thoroughly discussed Tesla Model S upgrade, which they call Ludicrous Mode for current, but also future, Tesla Model S customers. But that’s not where the fun ends and reality begins! Tesla Motors, or to be fully

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In 2016 Volvo Will Bring 265 Polestar Vehicles To United States

For those that want a third alternative to German and US made performance vehicles, Volvo has something in store now! Volvo Cars of North America will be importing only 265 S60 and V60 Polestar vehicles for North American buyers next year and bringing a whole lot of Polestar goodies alongside with them. The Volvo V60 and Volvo S60 developed by Polestar will arrive on U.S. shores this summer, with 60% of the allocation expected to be V60s and 40% to be S60s. With over 70 modifications done by Polestar engineers to these two models and the styling changes, this brings a rather tentative solution for

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Tesla Motors Ludicrous Mode With 0-60 in 2.8 Seconds

Elon Musk, Tesla Motors CEO just revealed improvements for the Model S, one of which is named ‘Ludicrous Mode’. For a measly $10,000 you get a 10 percent boost in acceleration, which shaves of the 0-62mph (0-100kph) acceleration to an insane 2.8 seconds! This is supercar territory – all in a fully environmentally friendly business sedan that you don’t need a pilot’s license to operate. The upgrade was revealed with a loop of the rap song Beast Mode by Ludacris. Pretty fitting, wouldn’t you agree? On a more serious note, this puts this all-electric sedan in some rather inspiring company. Cars that can do the same sprint, below 3.0 seconds include

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Porsche Reports Increased Sales In United States

Porsche Cars North America, Inc. (PCNA), importer and distributor in the United States, the authorized distributor of Porsche vehicles in North America reported increased sales throughout their overall product range. They have revealed June 2015 sales of 4,223 vehicles, which is the strongest June sales month in PCNA history. The Cayman model line is up 20 percent compared to the same month last year with the first Cayman GT4 deliveries taking place. Year-to-date, 25,138 Porsche vehicles have been delivered, up 10 percent compared year-over-year to 2014. This marks a strong month for the car manufacturer throughout their model range, further improving their status in the luxury

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Volkswagen Of America Reports June Sales Gaining 5.6% Over 2014

Volkswagen reports strong June sales, namely the Volkswagen of America, Inc. (VWoA) today reported sales of 30,436 units delivered in June 2015. This marks another German car manufacturer who posted a strong June and thus creates a valid argument for a rising worldwide car market. For VW, the best seller was once again the Golf family that totaled 6,145 vehicles delivered to customers in the United States. “We continue to see strong results from the Golf family, delivering the best June in 15 years. Diesel also proved its strength this month with more than 24 percent of our sales,” said Mark McNabb, chief operating officer, Volkswagen of America.

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BMW Group achieves steady sales growth in June

For June 2015 there have been rather positive results for BMW in terms of sales. BMW Group sales shipped 208,813 BMW, MINI and Rolls-Royce brand vehicles in June. This is an overall increase of 8% compared to the same time period last year. The company also recorded its best ever first half of the year sales with an increase of 7.8% to total 1,099,748 vehicles delivered. This is a strong pointer to the state of the automotive industry, specially with the slowdown of Chinese market and the situation in Russia concerning the political situation. BMW has also revamped a few of their current models with the LCI

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Audi RS7 With ADV.1 Wheels Photoshoot

The Audi RS7 utilizes one of the more potent engines available in the Ingolstadt’s car manufacturer lineup. Powered by a 4.0 TFSI twin scroll twin turbo V8 engine rated 412 kW (560 PS; 553 bhp) and 700 N·m (516 lbf·ft) it offers unparalleled performance in luxury confines, creating a unique blend of comfort and excitement. It offers cylinder on demand system deactivates intake and exhaust valves of 4 cylinders (2, 3, 5 and 8), eight-speed tiptronic transmission with D and S driving modes, quattro with torque vectoring with self-locking center differential with a high locking rate. Among other things, making this a highly coveted piece

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Tesla Motors Delivers 52% More Vehicles In Q2 2015

According to information released by the company, 11,507 Model S were delivered to its owners over the second quarter 2015. This was a new record for the electric car maker in terms of most cars delivered in a quarter and represents an approximate 52% increase over Q2 last year. While the number is rather small (compared to traditional car makers) it still represents a nice bump in the all-electric car business. Furthermore, it speaks a lot about the profitability of the company, as (unofficially), the average sales price of Model S is high $87,370, which means the company made over a billion USD – approx

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Photoshoot: BMW F10 M5 With Vossen Wheels Installed

BMW F10 M5 With Vossen Wheels Installed

The current generation BMW F10 M5 has been out there for a few years. The high-performance luxury sedan from the Munich based car manufacturer has always intrigued the car population. It also produced some rather amazing sales results for the car company and thus created some sweet troubles for their owners. By sweet troubles, we mean customizing their M5 beauties to be perfectly recognized among their peers and potential rivals on the parking lot. It is worth stating that the BMW F10 M5 uses the stock 4.4 L V8 turbo petrol engine delivering 560 horsepower (412 kW) at 6000 – 7000 rpm and maximum torque

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2016 Mazda3 Comes With More Features And Costs Reduced

Mazda North American Operations today announced pricing for the slightly renewed Mazda 3 model. The Mazda 3 will be sold at starting MSRP $17,845. The vehicle is a great combination of safety, comfort and design which brings a wholly different option for hatchback/sedan buying customers in the United States. The Mazda3 is available with a 155-horsepower SKYACTIV-G 2.0-liter engine in Mazda3 i configuration or a 184-horsepower SKYACTIV-G 2.5-liter engine in Mazda3 s vehicles. You can combine these with a six-speed manual or available six-speed automatic transmission and in four or five-door body styles. Mazda3 comes with a wide range of interior comforts like the adaptive

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Ferrari F12 Berlinetta With ADV10 Track Spec CS Wheels

Ferrari F12 Berlinetta With ADV10 Track Spec CS Wheels

The Ferrari F12 Berlinetta is one of the most exciting models that came from the Italian car maker in recent years. Developed as a a front mid-engine, rear-wheel-drive grand tourer, it features a naturally aspirated 6.3 litre Ferrari V12 engine. Engine displacement is shared with the Ferrari FF, but the F140 FC version installed on the F12 produces 740 PS (544 kW; 730 hp) at 8250 rpm and 690 N·m (509 lb·ft) of torque at 6000 rpm, making it the most powerful Ferrari roadcar to date, only surpassed by LaFerrari. In the aftermarket wheel industry, getting the design, engineering and fitment done right is key

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