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Next Generation of Lexus LS Body Construction Will Use Advanced Materials

The next generation of the Lexus LS flagship sedan (chassis code XF50) is set to be unveiled as early as next year.


Above image: the current Lexus LS460 (2014 model year model shown)

Today we got some tips from our Toyota insider. The major news is the all-new designed LS will utilize a combination of aluminum and carbon fiber, in large percentage (as high as 80%) of its body structure.

Compared to the German competitors, the upcoming BMW 7-series (G11/G12) will use the similar approach, by incorporating the carbon fiber tube inside as the core of the aluminum structural parts; the current Mercedes-Benz S-Class (W222) is using aluminum and steel construction; while the A...

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4th-Generation Audi A8 Powertrain Information Leaked

The current Audi A8 has been around for more than 5 years, and the next generation of the Audi flagship sedan (D5 A8) is set to be announced at the end of 2017. Today some of the 4th-gen Audi A8 powertrain options information is leaked.


Here are what we have known at this moment:

– Turbo diesel 3.0L V6, max output: around 286hp with 457 lb-ft of torque
– S8 will be using the twin-turbo 4.0L V8 engine, output raised to 588hp and 590 lb-ft (upped from current S8’s 520hp and 481 lb-ft)
– A hybrid S8 is also possible, with twin-turbo V6 + electric motor
– A new 6.0L W12 will replace the current 6...

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2015 Audi A8/S8 Pricing and Partial Specifications Announced

Audi USA just released its 2015 model year A8 pricing, along with some engine specifications.

The pricing of different trims:

  • 2015 Audi A8 3.0T: $77,400
  • 2015 Audi A8 L 3.0T: $81,400
  • 2015 Audi A8 L TDI: $85,100
  • 2015 Audi A8 4.0T: $86,400
  • 2015 Audi A8 L 4.0T: $90,400
  • 2015 Audi S8 4.0T: $114,900
  • 2015 Audi A8 L W12: $137,900


Audi also made some upgrades to the 4.0L gasoline V8, and the 3.0L diesel V6 engines. The output of the 4.0L V8 will be 441hp (up from 2014’s 420hp); the 3.0 diesel engine will has 258hp (up from 240hp).

Along with the mechanical changes, the 2015 A8 also gets a new front bumper, revised hood, new style grille and new shape of LED headlight...

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