Monthly Archives August 2014

Redesigned Mazdaspeed3 Will Come with 300hp

We have already seen the redesigned Mazda3 for quite a while. But the high-performance version of the Mazda3: the Mazdaspeed3, has been a history and gone with the last-gen Mazda3.

Obviously, Mazda will not give up the Mazdaspeed brand, and today we get the news that the Japanese auto maker has been already busy with the new Mazdaspeed3 for quite a few years, and it is expected to be revealed in 2016.

The new Mazdaspeed3 will has a turbocharged 2.5L 4-cylinder engine, which output is estimated to be around the mark of 300hp. Since the upcoming 2016 Ford Focus will also come with an AWD system, Mazda will match the competition on the Mazdaspeed3 also...

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Report: 2015 Volvo XC90 Pricing Less Consumer Friendly in China

After the official reveal of the newly redesigned 2015 XC90, Volvo also announced the pricing for China market, the country where Volvo’s parent company is located in.

The 2015 XC90 will starts at RMB 818,000 for the most base model (however, we do not know what is the most base model of XC90 for the China market at this moment); and the “First Edition” which is limited to 1927 units (see our report yesterday), will be sold for RMB 1,058,000 (1.05-million RMB), and of course, since it is a limited production, you cannot negotiate the price.

The pricing of the 2015 XC90 in China is considered to be very steep by many Chinese consumers...

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More News for The Next Generation BMW M5

The current generation of BMW 5-series (F10) is close to the end of its life cycle, and BMW will officially announce its successor (G10 5-series) in 2016 as a 2017 model.

We have covered some preliminary details of the next-gen M5 in our previous report. Today we see two more news about the G10 5-series:

1. A turbocharged 3-cylinder engine will be joining the 5-series product line
2. The G10 M5 will has at least 626hp from a turbocharged V8 engine

The M5 will be coming out 1 to 2 years after the “standard” G10 5-series goes on sale, we will update you with any news we heard down the road.


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2016 BMW X6M Spy Shots

Here are some spy shots of the upcoming BMW F86 X6M.

The redesigned X6M will be officially announced next year as a 2016 model. It is expected that the X6M will come with the same 4.4L turbocharged engine (S63Tu) on the current M5, which produces 560hp. It also gets something not exist in the current X6M: a 7-speed double-clutch transmission.

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2015 Volvo XC90 Official Images And Pricing Released

Before the full reveal which will take place around 12 hours later today (08/26/2014 evening, US time), Volvo is generous enough to let us see how the new XC90 looks, and also provide us the pricing for one trim that Volvo believes to be most popular in the US market.

Here are some highlights:

2015 XC90 T6 AWD

– Base MSRP $48,900
– Powertrain: supercharged + turbocharged 2.0L I4, 316hp with 295 lb-ft of torque; Aisin sourced 8-speed automatic transmission
– Standard features: navigation, panoramic sunroof, 19″ wheels etc.

2015 XC90 First Edition

– Limited production: 1,927 units
– T6 AWD trim
– Base MSRP $65,900
– Fully equipped with air suspension, electronic controlled ...

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