BMW has made significant changes to enhance the enjoyment of superior driving experience to the M5 2014. The brand will offer an optional Competition package that reinforces the M5's position as the purest among high-performance sedans.
On the exterior it gets a striking appearance from the M “kidney grille”, xenon headlights and new-designed tail lights with strikingly thin LED light strips. It comes with a range of new exterior colours - Pure Metal Silver, Pyrite Brown metallic, Frozen Blue metallic and further BMW Individual matt paintwork finishes.
The interior gets a new M leather steering wheel, Control Display featuring chrome trim on the sides, an optional Touch Controller with a touch-sensitive surface and ConnectedDrive ensuring intelligent connectivity. The glare-free High Beam Assistant is also optionally available with the Lane Change Warning system used from a speed of 20 km/h (12.4 mph).
The BMW M5 is powered by the 4.4-litre V8 engine with M TwinPower Turbo technology producing 560 hp (412 kW). With the Competition Package, the output of the high-revving V8 engine with M TwinPower Turbo technology is raised by 11 kW to 423 kW/575 hp. The newly developed M carbon ceramic brakes are available as an option.
This model is the first vehicle to deploy Acura's new three-motor hybrid powertrain technology. The system combines a highly efficient, direct-injected V-6 engine with an all-new, Acura-designed, 7-speed dual clutch transmission with built-in electric motor and an electrically powered variant of Acura's highly regarded torque-vectoring Super Handling All-Wheel Drive (SH-AWD).
The 2014 Acura RLX Sport Hybrid is powered by the 3.5-liter, 310-horsepower, i-VTEC® V-6 engine with Variable Cylinder Management™ (VCM™) which includes an idle-stop feature to help maximize fuel efficiency. The engine is mated to an all-new, 7-speed dual clutch transmission with built-in electric motor.
The RLX Sport Hybrid SH-AWD has a longer wheelbase and wider greenhouse delivering full-size interior space. It boasts the longest rear-seat legroom. The RLX advanced body design makes extensive use of high-strength steel and aluminum, further aiding its outstanding fuel efficiency, straight-line performance and superior handling agility.
The RLX Sport Hybrid SH-AWD features Acura's signature Jewel Eye™ LED headlights and the RLX taillights which utilize periphery LED illumination that is both effective and highly distinctive.
Cadillac had unveiled the 2014 Cadillac ELR at the North American International Auto Show. The sleek luxury coupe features the first application of Extended Range Electric Vehicle technology by a full-line luxury automotive brand. The exterior establishes a new, progressive proportion for the brand while the interior introduces a new design theme that will define future Cadillac models.
The new ELR is powered by GM EREV technology, combining pure electric drive and an efficient, range-extending 1.4L gasoline-powered electric generator capable of 154 kW (207 hp) of total system power.
The Cadillac ELR’s dramatic design is matched with an engaging driving experience, supported by the EREV propulsion system calibrated for uncompromising performance. With 295 lb.-ft. of torque (400 Nm) – about 12 percent more than the 3.6L V-6 in the SRX – acceleration in the city and on the highway, including merging and passing, is achieved with reassuring power on demand.
Porsche has officially taken covers off its latest sportscar, the 918 Spyder. The 2015 Porsche 918 Spyder combines pedigree motor racing technology with excellent everyday utility, and maximum performance with minimum consumption.
The main source of propulsion is the unique hybrid system that consists of a 4.6-liter, V8 engine that produces 608 hp of power with a 154 hp hybrid module on the rear axle, and a 127 hp electric motor on the front axle. That’s enough for a top speed of more than 211mph and to accelerate from 0-62mph in just 2.8s.
To save weight, components such as the oil tank, the air filter box integrated into the subframe and the air induction are made of carbon fiber reinforced polymer.
In ideal conditions, the 918 Spyder can cover approximately 18 miles on purely electric power. Even in pure electric mode, the 918 Spyder accelerates from 0 to 62 mph in seven seconds and can reach speeds of up to 93 mph.
The MOTIV.e is as two-seater concept vehicle completely constructed using the economical iStream production process. It has plastic body panels. The MOTIV.e delivers a new level of personal mobility.
This vehicle is provided with an 8.8 kWh lithium-ion battery which powers an electric motor that develops a peak output of 34 HP (25 kW) and 896 Nm (660 lb-ft) of torque. This enables the 730 kg (1,609 lb) MOTIV.e to accelerate from 0-100 km/hr in under 15 seconds. The Motiv.e can reach a top speed of 105 km/hr and has a travel range of 160 kms (100 miles) in just a single charge. When the battery is depleted, it can be fully recharged in approximately 1 hour with a quick charger or 3 hours with a household outlet.
The Lamborghini Veneno Roadster has no roof, just a strong rollover bar for optimum safety. The design is focused on optimum aerodynamics and stability through fast corners.
A monocoque made from carbon-fiber reinforced polymer forms the basis of the Roadster. All exterior parts are made from CFRP.
Carbon fiber dominates also the interior of the Veneno Roadster. The carbon fiber monocoque is visible inside the car around the central tunnel and the sills. The two lightweight bucket seats are made from Lamborghini's patented Forged Composite.
The Lamborghini Veneno Roadster is driven by a twelve-cylinder engine with a displacement of 6.5 liters and is equipped with the extremely fast-shifting ISR transmission with five modes, permanent all-wheel drive and a racing chassis. It will produce a maximum output of 552 kW / 750 hp.
The Veneno Roadster accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h in just 2.9 seconds and top speed stands at 355 km/h.
The BBR GT270 is the most powerful new Mazda MX-5 on sale today, producing 268bhp (199 kW) at 7350rpm and a peak torque of 227 lb-ft (307 Nm) at 5100rpm. Given the considerable torque increase over standard BBR has installed an uprated Exedy clutch with a higher clamping pressure than the factory unit to ensure longevity of the GT270’s powertrain.
With careful component selection allied to extensive ECU recalibration, BBR has achieved exceptional power gains at very low turbo boost pressures, thus ensuring maximum efficiency and longevity for GT270 owners.
With a kerb weight of just 1190 kilos and supercar troubling power-to-weight ratio of 225bhp per ton (144bhp per ton standard), the BBR Mazda GT270 is capable of 0-60mph in just 4.9 seconds, culminating in an electronically limited top speed of 150mph.
The new BBR Mazda MX-5 270 will be available in a limited series of just 100 units with electrifying performance priced at £29,995.00 (car included).