Monthly Archives January 2015

BMW Unveiled the M4 Concept Iconic Lights

During the past few years, for many auto makers, besides working on advanced technologies in safety, powertrain, electronic aspects, they are also pioneering fancy lighting effects.

Many of you may have seen the progress of lighting design from Audi vehicles, and also are familiar with BMW’s “Angel Eye” signature headlights. Now BMW is making another step further by introducing new lighting technologies such as laser headlights, and Organic LED (OLED) taillights.


In this week’s 2015 CES in Las Vegas, BMW debuted the new M4 Concept Iconic Lights. This special M4 includes cool new stuff in both the headlights and the taillights.

For the headlights, which introduces the las...

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2016 Lexus GS-F Details Announced, Press Release & More

2016 Lexus GS-F

Today Lexus released certain details about the 2016 GS-F ahead of the 2015 Detroit auto show which will be opened to the public next week.


From what Lexus has told us at this moment, it looks like that the GS-F will directly borrow the RC-F’s V8 engine and the 8-speed transmission, with identical output. Even options like the Torque Vectoring Differential (TVD) is also carried-over from the RC-F.

Specs & Highlights

– 5.0L naturally aspirated V8 engine, 467hp at 7,100RPM and 389 lb-ft of torque from 4,800 to 5,600RPM
– Aisin 8-speed automatic transmission
– Curb weight around 4,034 lbs
– Wheel size: 255/35R19 (front), 275/35R19 (rear)

It is a little disap...

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F015: Mercedes-Benz Debuts Electric Self-Driving Concept Car

Mercedes-Benz Self Driving Concept: The F015

This year at the 2015 Las Vegas CES, there are several topics about cars: the fuel cell technologies by Toyota, the connected car from BMW and the self-driving concept car from Mercedes-Benz.


In the press conference about 5 hours ago, Dr. Dieter Zetsche, chairman of Daimler AG and head of Mercedes-Benz named this self-driving prototype as “F015”.

The F015 concept maximizes cabin space by pushing the wheels forward and backward respectively. And it also let its passengers “connected” to the outside by installing a total of 6 high-resolution LCD touchscreen in the cabin.


The exterior of the F015 seems to not be made with s...

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Breaking: Toyota Opens 5,680 Hydrogen Fuel Cell Patents

If you want to create a new market, the best way to accelerate the process is inviting more players to join. Obviously Toyota is going to use the same trick as Tesla has done before.


Today at the 2015 Las Vegas CES, Toyota announced that it is going to open almost all of its patents internationally. According to the press conference, there are a total of approx. 5,680 related patents to be made free by Toyota, which the auto maker has used to build the Toyota Mirai.

Enjoy the below live photos we have taken at the scene, and get more details in the following press release.

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Mercedes-Benz Is Planning the G63 AMG 4X4 Truck

Maybe you have heard of the Mercedes-Benz G63 AMG 6X6 (image shown below), which by its name basically means a 6-wheel-drive truck.


Now Mercedes is planning to produce a 4-wheel version of the G63 AMG 6X6.


If you think the G63 AMG 6X6 is just simply adding two more wheels to the standard G63 AMG SUV, and the G63 AMG 4X4 is just an upgrade version of the standard G63 AMG, then you are totally wrong. In fact you can consider both of the 6X6 and 4X4 as a totally different car than the G63 AMG.

Let’s take the G63 AMG 6X6 as an example. The only things that are shared with the standard G63 AMG is the engine, transmission and part of the exterior/interior panels.

Besides the ...

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