Monthly Archives December 2014

2016 Mercedes-Benz GLE Coupe Non-AMG Version Leaked

2016 Mercedes-Benz GLE

If you have been following our reports, you may have already seen images of the 2016 Mercedes-Benz GLE450 AMG.


In fact, the GLE Class has lots of family members, not just limited to the GLE450 AMG. Today there was a video leaked on YouTube, showing a non-AMG version of the GLE coupe. Below are some snapshots from the video.

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The 640HP 2016 Cadillac CTS-V: 200MPH Top Speed

We all knew it’s coming – today, GM officially announced the 2016 Cadillac CTS-V, the ultimate variant of the brand’s CTS sedan, which is going to compete with its German and Japanese rivals: the BMW M5, Mercedes-Benz E63AMG, and the upcoming Lexus GS-F.


Of course you can now jump to the press release on the bottom to dig for more information, but here are some highlights for your reference:

CTS-V highlights

– Supercharged 6.2L LT4 V8 engine, 640 hp and 630 lb-ft of torque
– Rear-wheel-drive, 8-speed automatic transmission
– 0-60mph time: 3.7 seconds; top speed: 200mph
– Latest version of the Magnetic Ride Control (electronically controlled active damping system)
– Opti...

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Redesigned Lexus LS Sedan To Be Debuted 2016, Fuel Cell Variant Possible

 Lexus LS: Looking Back In Time

The current Lexus LS flagship sedan’s design (chassis code XF40, the 4th generation) can be traced back to 13 years ago. The development lasted for around 5 years, and Lexus unveiled the production version in January at the 2006 Detroit auto show as a 2007 model.

In 2006, the 4th-gen LS sedan showcased some new technology, all of them were the first in the industry. For example, the 1UR-FSE V8 engine with dual fuel injection (direct plus port inject); the 8-speed automatic transmission; the AC system with infrared body temperature sensors etc. You wouldn’t find any other cars that had that technology at that particular time.


Now, 9 years ...

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The First Crash of the Porsche 918 Spyder in Asia

This is something you won’t see very often: a totaled Porsche 918. One reason for that is because it is a limited edition super-car, which Porsche only builds 918 units.


On the early morning of Dec. 18, a Porsche 918 crashed into a tree in Shanghai, China. According to the car owner, he lent the 918 to a female friend, who mistakenly pressed the gas pedal while her intention was to step on the brake. This act sent the car, worth of RMB 13-million (around USD 2-million), into a tree on the side of the street, and damaged the front of the car, and the left front wheel even completely fell out.

The damage repair is estimated to be more than RMB 5-million (USD 800,000)...

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Breaking News: 2016 Lexus GS-F To Be Announced in Detroit Auto Show

We knew it would come, and finally it is here: the 2016 Lexus GS-F.


Today Lexus released two teaser photos of a new high performance F models, which is to be debuted in next month’s Detroit Auto Show. Although Lexus did not say what model it is, but judging from the exterior styling and also the distance between the front axle and the engine bay’s firewall, we are almost certain that it is the long-rumored GS-F sedan.


The GS-F is said to be equipped with a 500hp 5.0L V8 engine. We will know the exact number on Jan. 13, 2015, when Lexus hold the press conference during the auto show.

Below is the short press release.

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