2015 Nissan Maxima

Recently the 2015 Nissan Maxima made a debut at this year’s Detroit Auto Show. The sedan features a luxury sporty style and a four doors that traverses the roads with both grace and style. The model has additional features that is set to outdo others in its niche.

The 2015 Nissan Maxima is different from the previous versions and now as a sporty slick image and has a polished as well as curvy aggressive appearance which looks almost the same as the Nissan Rogue. The manufacturers have designed a more appealing look which will definitely cater towards the younger male crowd. It will also be an eye catcher for the middle edged men due to its amazingly broader appeal.

2015 Nissan Maxima front

2015 Nissan Maxima Exterior

V motion is the new dabbed style from Nissan and has now employed the ‘sport sedan concept’. This concept features vivacious curves, rounded hood line, boomerang shaped headlights and a floating roof.

At the back is a visually appealing streak of chrome. Moreover the design has enhanced aero dynamics which reduces wind resistance as well as sitting much lower to the ground than its predecessor. Its weight has also decreased due to aluminium based materials and has increased both agility and handling.

2015 Nissan Maxima front side

2015 Nissan Maxima Interior

The new 2015 Nissan Maxima dawns high quality premium materials like quilted seats with diamond shapes spread across them. Full of metallic accents are the dashboard instruments and other interior features which have made the vehicle slick and futuristic and this is undeniably an alteration from the previous conservative Maxima models. Much of the interior bells and whistles remains unknown since the vehicle has been debuted recently.

2015 Nissan Maxima interior

From our independent mule, we have established that there will be more spacious cabin and will sit up to five passengers as well as incorporating entertainment and security features. The 2015 Nissan Maxima is offered in SV and S trim levels.

The S trim levels possesses standard features like 8 speaker audio system with a 6 CD disk changer, cruise control, dual zone automatic climate control, Bluetooth connectivity, power adjustable front seats as well as a sun roof. On the SV trim level are added features like Bose audio systems, leather upholstery, fog lights, rear view camera, universal garage opener and a 7-inch colour monitor.

2015 Nissan Maxima steering wheel

Safety

In terms of the safety features of the 2015 Nissan Maxima include: front side, dual front and full length side curtain air bags. Moreover there is tyre pressuring monitor systems and stability control as well as traction systems.

2015 Nissan Maxima seats

Engine

The new 2015 Nissan Maxima will come with 3.5L V6 engine with the ability to produce 325HP. This is an addition of 35HP from the previous generations. Additionally it will produce 298lb-ft of torque. The vehicle sprints from 0-60 in 5.5 seconds and has a top speed of 155mph. it makes use of front wheel drive and its fuel efficiency is rated as good. It uses 21mpg in the city and 29 mpg on the highway.

2015 Nissan Maxima

2015 Nissan Maxima Price and Release Date

The 2015 Nissan Maxima release date was planned for the end of this year but no official public announcement have been made though the car is already in production and prototypes have already seen being tested. With the modern updates and futuristic looks, the new Maxima Nismo is expected to have a price tag of $21000 for the base model and $40000 for the premium higher end types.

2015 Audi A6

A well known manufacturer, yet again, brings us the combination of luxury and sport spirit, in a form of 2015 Audi A6. This car has been grasping the attention of a regular drivers, and car enthusiasts. It has everything you would want from a sedan. It is a big car with beautiful lines, expensive interior, and all sorts of high tech gadgets and add-ons.

 

2015 Audi A6 side

2015 Audi A6 Exterior

The company decided to make some not so noticeable cosmetic changes to the 2015 Audi A6 exterior, having in mind, how much time, this present generation, has spent on the market.

 

The decision has been made to help the Audi deal with the competition in the future. Main differences in the exterior are minor, and they involve the changes on the grille, headlights, back lights and bumpers.

The main difference with rear and front lights groups are the LED enhancements. Bumpers got some new air ducts and more muscular shape.

 

2015 Audi A6 front side

2015 Audi A6 Interior

This sedan, more sport oriented look, has done some damage to the rear interior space. It is somehow smaller in the back and the space for legs doesn’t look like it is made for an adult person.

The front is a totally different story. It is spacious with multilayer dashboard with overlapping materials, wood and aluminum trim and comfortable heated and ventilated seats. We had to notice that it is not so well sound isolated. So you can hear the wind and traction from the outside which is quite embarrassing for the Audi and the class of this vehicle.

2015 Audi A6 instrument

Handling is more than awesome. When you drive this car, you feel like the king of the road. You have a total control over this vehicle in any driving environment, but Audi could have worked on the brakes a little bit more.

On a base level, A6 is very well equipped. But the optional equipment is what is going to get the customers really impressed. It has integrated Google Earth maps, internal Wi-Fi internet connection etc.

There are a lot of high tech safety measures the A6 has to offer. From front and rear parking sensors and rearview camera to night-vision, head up display and more.

2015 Audi A6 interior

2015 Audi A6 Specs – Engine

Engine lineup is what gets 2015 Audi A6 specs to one of the best of its class. The base level is a 2.0 liter four with 220 HP. It has either continuously variable transmission (CVT) and FWD or eight speed automatic Quattro AWD.

Don’t expect the four to be slow, it goes from 0-60 in 7.5 seconds and gets the maximum speed of 130 mph.

CVT transmission is good. It tries to be something like full automatic, with different modes like sport, paddle shifters and simulated ratios. Better option would be the eight speed automatic with Quattro.

The base options best pick is A6 TDI. It has 3.0 liter turbo-diesel engine with 240 HP, six or eight speed automatic transmission and it gets from 0-60 in 5.5 seconds. Fuel consumption is 24 mpg for city drive and 38 mpg on a highway.

 

2015 Audi A6 grill

 

2015 Audi A6 rear

If you cannot be satisfied with this and want even more power, there are two more options.

First one is Audi A6 supercharged 3.0T with 310 HP, AWD that goes from 0-60 in 5.2 seconds and the second Audi A6 turbocharged with 420 HP V8 engine found in Audi S6, that has seven speed S-tronic gearbox and gets from 0-60 in 4.5 seconds… And that is not all.

The top model is Audi RS6 Avant with 4.0 liter TFSI engine with 560 HP. This particular model goes from 0-60 in only 3.9 seconds and has the maximal speed of 190 mph.

 

2015 Audi A6 engine

2015 Audi A6 Price

The 2015 Audi A6 price goes from 42,144 dollars for the base model to 119,517 dollars for the top of the class RS6 Avant.

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2015 Jaguar F-type Coupe

The one thing that could save and bring the Jaguar on the right, and well deserved, trajectory is certainly a 2015 Jaguar F-type Coupe. With the combine leadership of the newly appointed highly educated, experienced executives and Indian conglomerate Tata. That cooperation brought to us this masterpiece of modern engineering. It surely has some flaws, and we are going to get to it later, but the overall picture is… it is just jaw dropping. Everything you can hear and feel in this car is dragging you deeper and deeper into those leather seats, and making you feel the need for speed.

2015 Jaguar F-type Coupe side

2015 Jaguar F-type Coupe Exterior

I can freely say that this car is a complete experience and one of the most beautiful cars ever made. Perfectly shaped aluminum chassis, delicate roofline, retro inspired design, etc. Let’s be clear on this one, this car has been made to be a true nemesis to the Porsche 911. Driven with that knowledge, one can clearly see where was the Jaguar going with this one, even with the 2014 model Roadster. This one is not so different, except of course, the solid roof and the bigger trunk, yet the feeling remained the same.

2015 Jaguar F-type Coupe rear side

2015 Jaguar F-type Coupe Interior

As soon as you get in this car, you love it. The entire 2015 Jaguar F-type Coupe interior is covered with double stitched leather, even a dashboard. It has dual zone auto climate control, heated and ventilated seats, heated steering wheel, steering wheel multimedia controls, Bluetooth hands free, central display with touch screen where you can control every aspect of your vehicle etc.

2015 Jaguar F-type Coupe inside

2015 Jaguar F-type Coupe interior

 Engine of 2015 Jaguar F-type Coupe

The basic 2015 Jaguar F-type Coupe engine option is a copy of what they had in a Roadster version. First one in the line is 3.0 liter V-6 engine with 340 and 380 HP and 332/339 lb-ft of torque. Just like in a Roadster version, coupe line up best is a supercharged 5.0 liter V-8, with 550 HP and 502 lb-ft of torque. With those numbers, badge on this car changes to 2015 Jaguar F-type R Coupe.

Basic option gives you the acceleration from 0-60 in 5.1 seconds and the maximal speed of 161 mph. On the other hand the S model can do from 0-60 4.8 seconds and reach the maximum speed of 171 mph, while the R version can do it in 4.0 seconds and achieve the maximum of 186 mph.

2015 Jaguar F-type Coupe grill

Transmission in all versions is an 8 speed automatic and it does the job really nice. It has stiff suspension, so stiff that you can easily know when goes over a pack of cigarettes or even a match stick. It gets better as you speed up, but there is no point in this kind of suspension on a chassis this good.

But that sound! Like you have a complete orchestra in the car ready to rock. You even have an option to make it more sporty and loud on a push of a button.

2015 Jaguar F-type Coupe front side

Jaguar F-type Coupe Price

Well here is where the stuff gets bad. The price, even a year since it was first released, stands at about 65,000 dollars for a V-6 3.0 liter. If you want to buy 2015 Jaguar F-type R Coupe you will need 99,000 dollars, and if you want some additional gadgets you are going to face with the price over 100,000 dollars. So it is more pricy than the competition… But this nevertheless this car lives up to the hype. It a sport luxury coupe, everybody would want.

2016 Smart ForTwo

Who needs 2016 Smart ForTwo? Alright let’s get things straight. We live in crowded cities. Big cities. And we need to get from point A to point B faster, safer and if possible with more comfort. We could use bicycles or motorcycles, but what to do on bad weather? A car! Yes, but we need smaller cars. With that kind of size we cannot expect a lot of comfort, nor safety… Well certainly not comfort.

Concept of a new, city-car, grew its roots in 1980’s. Back then there were some incomplete talks related to the company Swatch, but in a form of rumor. That rumor expended and evolved in the form of final product, released by Mercedes Benz in 1998. Since then, the original idea of a small two seats car, has been expended in four seats car, and the speedy roadster. The idea was to develop a well responsive, small car, that can easily move through narrow, crowded streets common for European cities. In this review, we are going to mention some pro’s and con’s for that vehicle.

2016 Smart ForTwo side

2016 Smart ForTwo Exterior

There are is no chance that you never saw a Smart car before. There is that need to bully it on sight. Its small and… well you imagine a girl driving it, not knowing where to turn, how to park and that kind of chauvinist thoughts.

Well a lot of time has passed since the first version of this dwarf. It has proven its functionality, mobility and it has successfully conquered our hearts and it has our respect. It still looks like armored bike on the outside, but it has a small hood now, so it doesn’t look like you are in a box anymore.

Under the hood is a place for a battery and fluids, and it has a slightly better looking grille. But it is made of plastic and everyone knows that plastic changes its color faster than metal when exposed to the sunlight. So you can expect to get more colorful vehicle as the time passes. I expected more from Mercedes.

On the sides of the grille you have two triggers that you need to pool in order to open the hood. Rear is made more broader, so it doesn’t look that weak when approached from the back. When observed from the side, 2016 Smart ForTwo still looks like a toy, but a beautiful and useful one. You can clearly see a safe cell always made in a different color than the rest of the vehicle.

2016 Smart ForTwo front

2016 Smart ForTwo Interior

2016 Smart ForTwo interior is just enough bigger than on the last version. I mean, last time you could smell every little, tiny, detail on the passenger’s body. At least now, in 2016’s version there is some space between two grown up passengers so you can breathe. They only needed to do that last time.

Dashboard has a modern look, made a little cheaper than you would expect from something made in the Mercedes labs.

On the central part of the dashboard you have a display where you can control all the multimedia devices, radio, video player, navigation etc. But that display is not in a base version, so you need to pay for it.

Without it you cannot even listen to the radio. Navigation is out dated and very slow. It got me very confused couple of times.

Cargo space is not big enough, but did you expect more? There are some smaller compartments hidden all around the car. There is one very small compartment just above the driver’s seat, made for sunglasses. Such small details got me. There is also a net behind the seats, probably suitable for magazines, documents and other smaller, tinier stuff.

Overall, interior is innovative, modern looking, but very small and very uncomfortable. Suitable vehicle for a city but not for some long travels.

2016 Smart ForTwo interior

Smart ForTwo Safety Cell

Really big thing considered when buying a new vehicle is safety, and 2016 Smart ForTwo safety cell presumably offers one.

Small environments are claustrophobic for some. And when that environment has wheels, all hell breaks loose. Mercedes Benz engineers thought about that, too. They made a hard steel cage and around that cage, they made a car.

So, in theory, if someone manages to crash this vehicle (that is a big if) nothing would go through the cage. In practice, every plastic part rushes through the cage, but the important thing is that the main impact is only on the cage (which is unbreakable), and nothing from outside the vehicle can have an impact to the passengers.

But, as I said, a lot of things have to go bad, for you, to crash this vehicle. Why? Because it is a small and very slow vehicle. Enough said. Move on.

2016 Smart ForTwo rear

Engine of 2016 Smart ForTwo

2016 Smart ForTwo engine is placed on the rear. It is a small three cylinder engine, with 89 HP made only for the US market and 70 HP version made for the rest of the world. It goes from 0-60 in about 10 seconds and it has a top speed of 96 mph.

Smart has two transmission versions, five speed manual and six speed dual clutch automatic. You can surely feel the difference between the past versions and this one. The lag is not present, it is well responsive and very smooth. The steering has been improved as well. You can actually control the vehicle at the higher speed.

Fully electric versions, with Tesla electric engines are going to be released later. It is still unknown which modifications it is going to have.

As for the fuel consumption is considered you would expect from a 898 liter engine to have a very low fuel consumption, but the vehicle we drove spent 36-38 mpg, Which was unexpected for such a small vehicle with that kind of capacity.

2016 Smart ForTwo engine

2016 Smart ForTwo Release Date and Price

2016 Smart ForTwo release date is somewhere near the end of 2015, and the expected price is going to be 15,000 dollars.

2016 Lincoln Continental Interior Concept

Here we are, after a bunch of rumors, we can finally see in person, what the North Star vehicle has to offer, in a form of 2016 Lincoln Continental. This is practically, if I am not mistaken, a tenth generation of Lincoln Continental.

 

Review of 2016 Lincoln Continental

It started way back, in 1940’s. That first generation of Lincoln Continental was created for Henry Ford’s son, Edsel Ford. It was a convertible style, huge car. It had that external spare tire mounted on the rear end.

Throughout the history of this car, there were all kinds of designers, ideas and principles guiding those men and women behind the drawing board. But in the end, the final product never lacked comfort, luxury and power. Every time the new version comes out, it comes with something changed following the trail crumbs of global opinions and the needs of the car markets.

Everything was on the right path, but it was suddenly discontinued in 2002. All the plans were abandoned because of the global economy crisis, until this year. Suddenly it is like nothing actually happened in the past decade.

We already did some research about this vehicle in the past, and wrote about that. That little research of ours did nothing wrong, and we were right almost about everything, and yet, even with our imagination, we couldn’t have imagined what we saw, this week, on the New York Car Show.

Important thing to mention is that you shouldn’t believe everything you see on the Internet. There were some pictures going around, with the vehicle that should represent the Town Car version of 2016 Lincoln Continental but be assured that, even this is a concept car. Maybe in a couple of years we can expect the Town Car, but for now this is more than enough.

In this article, we are going to complete our previous review, with this new information we have.

 

2016 Lincoln Continental side

2016 Lincoln Continental Exterior

I can actually imagine 2016 Lincoln Continental exterior to be a role model for future car designs. We already imagined that this will be a big car, with a modern design, but this…

As soon as you approach the car with a key it detects you and greets you with LED headlights and the North Star symbol illuminating the car like a spaceship, with style. Doors supposed to have no handles, and everything is automated. It uses some kind of E-latch system which should make car doors more silent.

That actually made the exterior design even more slick. Actually every single detail on the exterior, from headlights, taillights, huge 21” rims, metallic blue color and panoramic roof has been made to show the luxury of this car, even before we’ve been able to get in and actually see how it really looks from the inside.

I heard some some rumors about spy photos (with black new Lincoln Continental on them) , but personally I didn’t saw such pictures.

 

2016 Lincoln Continental roof

Interior

Like it wasn’t enough, 2016 Lincoln Continental interior amuses you to the point you want to turn on the ignition and drive to an unknown destination, just drive and never get out.

When I was little, I use to sneak into my grandfathers caddy and just pretend that I can drive. I wanted to do that in this car but that security was too big for me. I mean, one thing is to write about all that leather that we expected but this was ridiculous.

I had an impression of total commodity and freedom in the same time. There were no cheap plastic buttons, although there were a lot of buttons. It even has one control display on the central part of a dashboard.

Back seats were like a vacation in a presidential suite. On a push of a button, aluminum table automatically comes out from the central part, where you can place your champagne glasses. And the front seats have 30 adjustable positions! The seat is practically made to mold itself by the shape of your body. If that is not comfort, I don’t know what is.

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2016 Lincoln Continental interior

2016 Lincoln Continental seats

 

2015 Lincoln Continental

2016 Lincoln Continental

2016 Lincoln Continental Specs

Supposedly Lincoln Continental 2016 specs are incomplete at the moment. Every time we asked about the power output or about the transmission, the only answer we got was:”It is a concept”.

So. yeah, information is still incomplete in some segments. What we know for certain is that it is going to use the exclusive version of 3.0 liter EcoBoost V6 engine. It is going to have an automated cruise control assist and pedestrian detection system.

They are actually saying something about the completely automated vehicle but for now, that kind of talk is still a sci-fi.

We expect the 9 speed automatic transmission combined with AWD, but every single person out there has its own opinion on that matter, so we are going to stay neutral in this one.

 

2016 Lincoln Continental

2016 Lincoln Continental Release Date and Price

 

And the production is scheduled to begin in 2016. But it is more than obvious that this car is far from a just a concept car, it is more like the car ready for production. Ford is not giving information about the 2016 Lincoln Continental Release Date and Price so easily. So, yet again, nothing is certain. We can expect that this kind of luxury could easily make the price to go sky high.

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2016 Ford Explorer

The year of 2016 marks an anniversary of 25 years of the first Ford Explorer being sold. It is also the year when the newest addition to the Ford Explorer fleet will be added. The newest vehicle comes to us in 2016 but without a firm release date and yet with a potential accurate pricing label. The car is completely remodeled and includes changes which feature both inside and out.

The previous models of the Ford Explorer were actually rugged and family ordinated vehicles, but the evolution of the car has left all of this behind as the newer models are becoming ever so modern and luxurious. Yes we said luxurious as the newest addition of the 2016 Ford Explorer has a sophisticated badge to it and a tone of luxury that is rarely seen within the other vehicles of its kind.

The 2016 Ford Explorer certainly has that sophisticated tone to it and is a vehicle that more than proves this premise that the Explorers are going luxurious. Take just a look at the pictures that are provided and you will see it for yourself how much the newest 2016 Ford Explorer has advanced compared with the older ones.

2016 Ford Explorer side

2016 Ford Explorer Exterior

What has changed for the new 2016 Ford Explorer is actually everything except the sheet metal used. The style is actually described as being “finished” or rather it is more detailed than before, which is perhaps the greatest enhancement for the new Explorer vehicle than before. This is depicted with the redesign of the grille as now it uses a mash grille that in a way lifts the vehicle a bit but only in a visual way.

The added redesigned LED lights are a great accent to the front part of the car. The headlights in fact have their own radiator grilles placed on them which blends well with the overall font design of the car. At the back the car has fabulous newly sculptured spoiler with integrated exhaust tips. The rear pillars were also reshaped and add to the sophistication of the vehicle.

2016 Ford Explorer front side

Interior

As the outside was reshaped, it does not go the same as for the interior of the new 2016 Ford Explorer. So do not expect any drastic or revolutionary changes happening inside the new 2016 Explorer. Yet something has been done and there are parts which have been tampered with and some remodeling which has taken affect opposed to the car which we saw the previous year.

The first thing that is noticeable is that for some sensitive parts of the dash the touch-screen system has been exchanged with real buttons. The arm rests have been positioned a bit higher and covered with much softer materials than before. The door seals have been redone while the engine sub-frame mats were added to reduce vibration from the engine. The base models also get an acoustic glass for its windshields and front door areas as well.

2016 Ford Explorer interior

2016 Ford Explorer cargo space

Engine of 2016 Ford Explorer

The 2016 Ford Explorer is still going with the EcoBoost approach and the usage of the said engine. But this time instead of using a 2.0-liter EcoBoost four-cylinder engine, the Explorer is going to have a 2.3-liter EcoBoost. This engine will enhance the power of the car and bring it to 270 horsepower and at least 300 pound-feet of torque. This will be paired with a four-wheel drive and add to that great fuel economy and we get a candidate for the car of the year award. The numbers state that 28 mpg on the highway which tops the previous model’s numbers.

2016 Ford Explorer front grill

Price and release date

As the release date has not been fixed of yet and we haven’t yet a clear picture for when the car is going to actually appear, we can only estimate that the 2016 Ford Explorer is going to be out in the beginning of 2016 or during the end of 2015. Stick and stay with the info which are more than certainly going to be updated soon. As for the price, the Explorer will have a base price of $31,595 which can reach a figure of $53,495, depending on the trim level.

2015 Rolls-Royce Phantom Metropolitan

The most recent work of art that comes from one of the world’s most respected car manufacturers is a 2015 Rolls-Royce Phantom Metropolitan, and it is one of the most exciting cars they ever manufactured.

I am using big words now, in order the praise all the hard work invested in the design and building of this car, if that is possible just by using words.

Whichever type of car you like, you have to respect the Rolls. The design itself awakens something ancient in you, something really big. It is blending the old world with the new technologies, bringing the very best, for those who can afford it.

The special thing with this model is the style which was used to design the details for the interior called marquetry. Which is the art and craft of applying pieces of veneer to a structure to form decorative patterns, designs or pictures.

The good news for all those wealthier people out there, or those of you who really like marquetry, is that Rolls plans to sell twenty of these. And as usually every model can be adjusted to the needs of a buyer.

2015 Rolls-Royce Phantom Metropolitan front side

2015 Rolls-Royce Phantom Metropolitan Exterior

The first thing you can find very interesting is 2015 Rolls-Royce Phantom Metropolitan exterior itself. Not only that this car offers a state of elegance but also a massive proportions. Although size is not the only thing that looks majestic, but the attention to detail.

Designers even used the look of a skyline (referring to the name “Metropolitan”) to choose a color which is Darkest Tungsten, but that is not all. If you are “one of the lucky few”, you could freely chose from the pallet of more than 44,000 different colors and shades, and if you cannot find one that suits you, you could create one with the designers.

On top of all, you even get the silhouette of some of the major cities, placed just behind the rear doors, concealed and hardly noticeable.

2015 Rolls-Royce Phantom Metropolitan rear

Rolls-Royce Phantom Metropolitan Interior

2015 Rolls-Royce Phantom Metropolitan interior is like you would expect, in a mark of marquetry. From the picnic tables to the dashboard. Everything is well placed, and you cannot find a single thing out of its place. Nothing pokes your eyes, every single control is elegantly hidden. When you are in there, you feel like royalty.

2015 Rolls-Royce Phantom Metropolitan interior

The seats are handmade with high grade leather and are super comfortable. It gives you a feeling like you are flying. It is simply the best area to relax. The environment which equivalent can only be a high end apartment.

They even gave you the complete control over multimedia from your back seat, just to prove how important for them are the passengers. But in the end, the driver is the one who has the ultimate view over that vast front part of the vehicle.

2015 Rolls-Royce Phantom Metropolitan rear seats

Engine of 2015 Rolls-Royce Phantom Metropolitan

Well, the best and largest is the tradition, and 2015 Rolls-Royce Phantom Metropolitan engine is not an exception. The drivetrain of this vehicle is a powerful 6.75 liter V12 engine, with 453 HP and 531 pound-feet of torque.

That kind of machine allows the Phantom to go from 0-60 in 5.7 seconds and to reach the maximum of 149 mph. And in spite of all that power, the engine is pretty silent and very quick. Transmission is 8 speed automatic, with basic options only (drive, neutral, reverse and park).

Suspension

Air suspension brings the driving experience to the all new level. It has been done so good, that you cannot feel any bump or irregularity on the road, like you are riding on some sort of air cushion.

Fuel economy is 19.1 which is quite good for that amount of power.

2015 Rolls-Royce Phantom Metropolitan grill

2015 Rolls-Royce Phantom Metropolitan Price

2015 Rolls-Royce Phantom Metropolitan price stands around 440,000 dollars. Which is… understandable.

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2015 Porsche Panamera

Overall 2015 Porsche Panamera is a four door, four passenger sport sedan with a hatchback style trunk. Broad audience was firstly introduced with it, back in 2009. Porsche is a Porsche. Wherever and however you put it, it is a Porsche. In this review we are going to say something about the overall impressions, specs and price of this vehicle.

2015 Porsche Panamera rear

2015 Porsche Panamera Exterior

For 2015 Porsche Panamera exterior designers tried to make a bigger version of Porsche with something to resemble 911. For that, designers idea was to put the rear of 911 on a much bigger four door vehicle. It is not that pretty.

Somebody would like it, but it is too big for a sport car. It looks like an elephant, someone would say. But I don’t care. Nobody should care. When I look at it, I can see a different model of Porsche. Something like Porsche has never done before. The lines resemble the classic Porsche, there are no rough edges, and there is an automatic speed spoiler coming out of a rear, when you go “turbo” on the road.

That spoiler gives the car a totally different look. You can choose either to put it on automatic, or lock it in the up or down position. But the feeling when you look at the rear mirror and see it rising is epic.

2015 Porsche Panamera rear side

Porsche Panamera Interior

I already said that for the outside, it looks really big, and you can only imagine how big is 2015 Porsche Panamera interior. For a saloon executive car it has a lot of sport in it.
The seats are very comfortable and made of premium leather, with ventilated heating and that Porsche logo engraved on a header just gives it a higher class look.

2015 Porsche Panamera seats

There are big glove compartments between seats in both rows. Rear compartments are conceivable, front are fixed. The space between back and front is quite big, even with front seats placed far back.

There are USB slots and power outlets all over the place that can come in use. Dashboard is trimmed with premium wood and aluminum and it looks really expensive. On the dashboard, you have 7 inch touch screen display (with analog buttons) where you can control all sorts of functions, including 3D navigation.

Sound system is BOSE high-end surround, which is one of the most respective surround systems with 16 amplifiers and about a 100W of power.

Cargo space in a trunk is 15.2 cubic feet and with back seats down 44.1 cubic feet, which is more than enough.

2015 Porsche Panamera seats

Engine of 2015 Porsche Panamera

2015 Porsche Panamera engine is where things really goes serious. There are a couple of versions, most noticeable are:

base – 3.6 liter V-6 engine with 310 HP and 295 pound/feet
turbo – 4.8 liter twin-turbo V8 with 520 HP, going from 0-60 in 4 seconds with top speed of 175 mph.
Panamera SE Hybrid – 3.0 liter supercharged engine V-6 combo with 416 HP plus 95 HP electric engine which can be fully recharged in about 20 miles of driving. Fuel economy is about 22 mpg in a city drive and 30 mpg on a highway.

Recently they started using the 3.0 liter twin-turbo version V-6 in Panamera S, Panamera 4S and Panamera 4S executive. That engine has 420 HP and 384 pound/feet of torque.

2015 Porsche Panamera engine

Transmission

We expect that this engine is going to become a new base engine for Porsche.
Transmission for these engines is primarily the PDK seven speed dual-clutch, with paddle shift manual mode. For E Hybrid there is a special eight speed Tiptronic S auto, with manual mode shift controls placed on a steering wheel, if you want to add some edge on your driving experience.

Traction management AWD is included in base versions, with anti slip regulation (of course only for AWD versions) along with parking assist, Porsche communication management, cruise control etc.

2015 Porsche Panamera change gear

2015 Porsche Panamera Price

2015 Porsche Panamera price varies from 79, 095 dollars for a basic version to 126,595 dollars for fully equipped car. Judging by the handling, engine quality, fuel consumption, luxury, overall quality of the car as a whole and the brand itself, if you have that money, it is a car for you.

2016 Alfa Romeo Giulia

Every car has its own story. The story of 2016 Alfa Romeo Giulia starts in the early 1960s. Back than Alfa Romeo started, for the first time in history of mainstream car production, a project which would involve a powerful engine in a lightweight chassis. Everything started with the series 105.

Many years later there was a plan to reinvent “Giulia”. It looked like a “cold case” for this new version, until the new story unveiled itself in the January issue of the “Car magazine”, by no one else then the Alfa Romeo’s CEO Harald Wester.

The catch is that the project has been put on ice since 2011. Nobody knew why, nobody asked. It came out that the project has been sent back to a drawing board and not only for cosmetic changes but to develop the all new rear wheel drive in cooperation with Maserati.

2016 Alfa Romeo Giulia side

2016 Alfa Romeo Giulia Exterior and Interior

There isn’t much to say about the 2016 Alfa Romeo Giulia exterior, because they still keep it a secret. From a couple of spy photos we could only see that it is going to be a bit shorter and narrower than its bigger relatives.

2016 Alfa Romeo Giulia

What is obvious about the 2016 Alfa Romeo Giulia interior, from that first (sometimes wrong) impression is that wide, beautifully carved central console, with the navigation screen popping out from the top of the dashboard.

I can only imagine the final version of a car and that fine leather and wood over this console. There are certainly going to be a lot of modifications in the design until that final release.

2016 Alfa Romeo Giulia interior

Engine of 2016 Alfa Romeo Giulia

There are going to be a couple of versions of 2016 Alfa Romeo Giulia engine. First version is certainly a weakest one, 1.75 liter turbocharged inline 4 with 200 HP.
Second version will have a 2.0 liter turbocharged engine with 250 HP and 260 lb-ft of torque.

Both of them will be available in 8 or 9 speed automatic transmission and RWD.
Third version is going to be a GTA model, similar engine to Maserati Ghibli, but built by Ferrari.

It is going to be a twin turbocharged 3.0 liter V6 engine with 500 HP and up to 500 lb-ft of torque. As the transmission is considered, it is going to have a 9 speed automatic gearbox with RWD.

Suspension design is going to have an active-roll control, with automatic dumper and springs adjustment in corners and over extreme surfaces. Additional active damping system could allow the driver to adjust the ride and handling even further.

With standard equipment you are going to get even the switchable DNA program, taken from MiTo and Giulietta, which can change the steering weight and accelerator response.

2016 Alfa Romeo Giulia front grill

The company is planning to release a turbo diesel version later on, only for European markets.

With having all this information presented to us, the first and only thing to notice is that, this is going to be the most powerful Alfa Romeo ever manufactured!

After the 2016 Alfa Romeo Giulia release in 2015, we expect the announcement of the new Giulietta release in 2016. Which is too, going to switch to RWD, and AWD for later bigger models.

2016 Alfa Romeo Giulia rear

2016 Alfa Romeo Giulia Release Date and Price

2016 Alfa Romeo Giulia release date and price are not yet certain. The rumor says that it is going to be released somewhere in the fourth quarter of 2015. Some of the British dealers are already speculating about the price. They are all almost sure that it is not going to go above 45, 000 dollars.

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2015 Aston Martin Vantage V8 GT

Finally a “James Bond” brand comes up with something anyone can afford. Well, almost anyone. This 2015 Aston Martin Vantage V8 GT is a car not special in anything. It is not a fastest, most beautiful car you will see. But there is something about it. Maybe a brand itself, maybe because of our childhood memories of a famous agent driving Aston Martin…

In this review we are going to mention a couple of good and bad things about the specs, looks and the future of this car.

2015 Aston Martin Vantage V8 GT side

2015 Aston Martin Vantage V8 GT Exterior

2015 Aston Martin Vantage V8 GT exterior has that sporty vibe. It is a car with a lot of history in its veins. All the way since the first “Vantage” in 1977.

The design is a ten years old, and practically nothing has changed since 2005, and the first new breed of “Vantage”. But do not mistake that for bad, hell no! Design of this car has always been beautiful. It doesn’t look outdated at all. It is a handmade vehicle so it brings some serious weight with itself, and it is a modern car. Even in this high tech world, handmade cars kept its place as something for “high class”.

It came with green chassis for testing with yellow stripe around the roofline and grille.

2015 Aston Martin Vantage V8 GT front side

2015 Aston Martin Vantage V8 GT Interior

It looks like the marketing department has slept over this one. I mean, designers did the good job, and left us without all the useless makeup that clouds users mind. Everything is covered with the fine high grade leather and wood, and it looks pretty expensive and elegant. Seats are extremely comfortable, and placed perfectly for the ultimate enjoyment in driving (even for bigger and taller drivers).

2015 Aston Martin Vantage V8 GT interior

There is nothing in this car that can pull your mind from driving. Crystal ignition key is placed high on the central console and it begs you to flip it. And when you do that, the magic of this car pulls you in, and keeps you safely in its roar.

2015 Aston Martin Vantage V8 GT seats

Engine of 2015 Aston Martin Vantage V8 GT

Well this 2015 Aston Martin Vantage V8 GT engine is a real secret magic wand. The one thing, that this car makes, a perfect combination of design and engineering. As soon as you flip that key, and hear that roar of all the 430 HP, you are covered with adrenalin and the need for hitting that gas paddle, silencing all the pedestrians around you.

Maybe the design of the cabin is not that well, or it has been made like that in purpose, but you can hear the true roar of this machine inside. I mean, that raw sound of eight pistons hitting and growling is irreplaceable . That sound cannot be manufactured with the help of electronics like it is done nowadays in a mass production cars. Every single part has been handmade for a total pleasure of the driver.

2015 Aston Martin Vantage V8 GT front grill

The transmission is a 6 speed manual or 7 speed paddle operated “speed shift 2” automated manual transmission (single clutch).

The engine is 4.7 liter V8 with 361 lbs-ft of torque. And it goes from 0-60 in 4.6 seconds, which is not that good but the acceleration is not what it counts here. I know that this is an age of tuned cars, where everyone competes with the acceleration but this car is not like that. It’s for people whose cars are not their symbols of wealth but the branch of their souls, where they can find peace and strength once again.

2015 Aston Martin Vantage V8 GT

2015 Aston Martin Vantage V8 GT cahange gear

2015 Aston Martin Vantage V8 GT Price

The entire time I was writing this text, the one thing never dropped out from my mind. The 2015 Aston Martin Vantage V8 GT price. Aston Martin has always built fast, beautiful, expensive cars, but this is the first one that is not in a “WW3” with a home budget.

That may be strange, but when we take the entire picture into the consideration: engineering, design of a car, and such good performance, its 99, 990 dollars of a factory suggested price for a stripped model (nothing that affects its performance), is a perfect bargain. For some. I just have to wait for money to drop from the sky or a rich distant relative, to buy one.