Volkswagen freshened up its range for the Beetle and Beetle Cabriolet and is now offering a bright bouquet of new models: from the classic production model with many new options for individualisation to the special model Denim and the Beetle Exclusive - there is a real treat in store for Beetle lovers.
A lifestyle story with tradition moves on. The Beetle, one of the most emotive sides of the Volkswagen brand, scores immediately with a number of new features. Gleaming paint finish options for the Beetle include "Bottle Green Metallic" and "White Silver Metallic". The bumpers (in the Basic & Design line) have also been redesigned and are now flatter and hence sportier. The R-Line equipment line (formerly Beetle Sport) is also fitted with further modified bumpers. An additional ventilation opening above the bumper indicates added dynamics. Other genuine highlights are the tinted LED rear lights and the 17-inch "Philadelphia" wheels as well as the 18-inch "Ravenna Adamantium" wheels, which are available as order options for the Design Line and R-Line.
Brighter instrument panel lighting, a new dial and dashpad styling for the Design Line and R-Line bring an added glow to the interior of the cult Volkswagen model. Further individualisation options comprise three new upholstery materials and contemporary style packages that introduce even more colour to the interior. A coloured paint finish for the centre console is one particular way of setting individual accents. In contrast, the "Black Style Package" delivers wheels, mirror caps and roof with a black paint finish.
Nissan GT-R Nismo
The 2017 Nissan GT-R NISMO made its debut at the famous Nürburgring race course, known as the one of the longest and most challenging race tracks in the world. This is also the place where the Nissan GT-R's potent performance was honed, tuned and developed.
Like the standard model, the GT-R NISMO's front end features a freshened face that's highlighted by a new bumper. And to help cool the car's high-output engine, the dark chrome V-motion grille has been enlarged to collect more air, without diminishing the car's aerodynamic performance. A new significantly reinforced hood avoids deformation at extremely high speeds, allowing it to keep its aerodynamic shape at all times. But unlike the standard model, the front bumpers of the GT-R NISMO are made of carbon fibre, crafted with TAKUMI-like precision where layers of carbon-fibre sheets are carefully overlapped to achieve the ideal amount of stiffness. The canards have been designed to improve airflow around the vehicle and generate a high level of downforce, while at the same time, direct air around the wheelhouse to improve the aerodynamics. Overall, the car's new shape generates more downforce than any other Nissan production car to date, which in turn results in exceptional high-speed stability.
The new GT-R NISMO is also the benefactor of the 2017 GT-R's refreshed interior, whose cabin possesses a more upscale feel than ever before. The redesigned dashboard, steering wheel and center armrest are covered with high-quality Alcantara® leather. The centre dash layout has been improved and simplified via integrated navigation and audio controls (reducing the number of switches from 27 in the previous model to only 11) and an enlarged 8-inch touch-panel monitor that features large icons on the display screen make it simple to use. A new Display command control on the carbon-fibre center console allows easy operation without having to touch the monitor; a feature that comes in handy when traveling at high speed. Unique to the GT-R NISMO are the leather-appointed Recaro® carbon bucket seats with red Alcantara inserts.
BMW M3 30 Jahre
With the launch of the first generation of the BMW M3 in 1986, the BMW M GmbH, at that time operating under the name BMW Motorsport GmbH, revolutionized the sporty mid-range segment. No other manufacturer had previously ever deployed genuine motorsports technology so consistently in order to transform a high-volume production model like the BMW 3 Series into a thoroughbred high-performance sports car that is also fully suitable for everyday use. The first BMW M3 set the standard by which other manufacturers were measured.
Meanwhile, BMW M has continuously refined its automotive icon across five model generations. And over all these years the BMW M3 has retained its original character. Probably no other automobile combines distinct racing genes and unrestricted day-to-day suitability into such a highly emotional overall concept. To mark the 30th anniversary of this automotive icon this summer, BMW M is launching the exclusive special edition of the BMW M3 "30 Years M3", which is limited to 500 cars worldwide.
Edition "30 Years M3" in the legendary colour Macao Blue metallic
As a tribute to the first generation of the BMW M3, the anniversary edition "30 Years M3" is painted in the exclusive exterior colour Macao Blue metallic, which once celebrated its premiere in BMW's colour range as a special option for the first generation of the BMW M3.
The edition "30 Years M3" builds on the Competition Package, which is optionally available for the BMW M3 series production model. It comprises an increase in engine output by 14 kW/19 hp to 331 kW/450 hp (BMW M3 "30 Years M3": combined fuel consumption: 8.8-8.3 l/100 km, combined CO2 emissions: 204-194 g/km). Also included in the Competition Package is the Adaptive M suspension, which has been comprehensively aligned to the increased performance. Optimised features also include new springs, dampers and stabilisers, modified characteristic curves of the three modes Comfort, Sport and Sport+ as well as a correspondingly modified standard Active M differential on the rear axle and Dynamic Stability Control feature (DSC). Moreover, the Competition Package of the edition model includes forged 20-inch M light-alloy wheels with 666 M star spoke design and mixed tyres (front: 265/30 R20, rear: 285/30 R20).
Ferrari 458 MM Speciale (2016)
A unique blend of exceptional versatility and optimum comfort has characterized the Opel Zafira ever since the Rüsselsheim-based company revealed its revolutionary integrated seven-seat system in the compact van segment in 1999. Opel has sold around 2.7 million units of the Zafira since, mainly to families and professionals who need a spacious and flexible vehicle for travelling long distances in high comfort. Soon available for sale and delivered as of September, the new Zafira will not only shine with all of the well-known virtues of its predecessors such as the Flex7® seating system, ergonomically-certified AGR front seats, the FlexFix® bicycle carrier or FlexRide adaptive damping - it also comes with an attractive new exterior and interior design that emphasizes the spacious ambience and an outstanding connectivity offering. Latest generation Opel IntelliLink infotainment systems with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility along with Opel OnStar (including 4G/LTE Wi-Fi hotspot where available) make sure the Zafira offers optimum connectivity to you, your friends or family while on the road. Furthermore, Opel will introduce full LED Adaptive Forward Lighting headlamps to the segment - to make the classy new Zafira in total a comfortable travelling lounge for its driver as well as its passengers.
Sporty exterior, up-market interior
The dynamic new headlamp design together with a completely new, more markedly sporty upper and lower grille set the tone for the design of the new Zafira. The front headlamps melt into the radiator grille to form a graphic unity. The sculptural chrome logo bar blends optically into the headlights enhancing the impression of width. In addition, the typical, precisely chiseled 'Opel double wing' daytime running lights characterize the new light cluster design. The wheels are housed under a muscular wheel arch. All of this gives the new Zafira front a solid, sporty and dynamic appearance.
BMW 3-Series Gran Turismo
In the space of three years, the BMW 3-Series Gran Turismo has established itself successfully around the world in the premium mid-size class. As a standalone character within the BMW 3-Series family, it brings together the sporting attributes of the 3-Series Sedan with the elegant dynamics of a coupe and the functionality and versatility of the 3-Series Touring. It is a recipe that has enabled it to win over new customers for the BMW brand not only in Europe, but also in the important markets of the USA and China. The distinctive character of the BMW 3-Series Gran Turismo gains extra strength with the arrival of the new model, the development engineers having focused their attentions on enhancing its sporting potency and level of quality, in particular. The successful underlying concept, however, has remained untouched.
In demand on every continent
The BMW 3-Series Gran Turismo appeals squarely to the tastes of customers keen to match a sporty experience with the elegance of a large coupe. This is complemented by the everyday practicality and comfort of a four-door car offering high levels of comfort over long distances and ample space for the necessary luggage. Ease of entry, a slightly raised seating position with outstanding all-round visibility and a generous feeling of space play an equally critical role in the decision to buy as the car's sophisticated appearance. The BMW 3-Series Gran Turismo offers more space in the rear compartment, in particular. Here, customers will be greeted by three full-size seats and - thanks to a longer wheelbase - the legroom of a luxury sedan. And then there is the boot behind the large, electrically-operated tailgate (fitted as standard), whose capacity and variability even outstrip those of the BMW 3-Series Touring.
GMC Sierra Denali 2500HD (2017)
Mercedes-Benz G350d Professional
Mercedes-Benz augments the legendary G‑Class line-up to include a highly purist variant. With a striking exterior and optionally available Professional Off-Road package, the new G350 d Professional is ideally suited to gruelling off-road use and professional applications. Compared with its predecessor, the G350 d Professional offers a new, functional interior and luxurious ride comfort. All the other G-Class models benefit from a technology update for the infotainment, navigation and communications. Additional options for the interior and exterior further enhance the individuality and comfort of the classic cross-country vehicle.
Making its debut as a purpose-built cross-country vehicle for robust off-road use in 1979, the G‑Class has been further developed into the luxurious all-rounder. Ongoing design and technology modifications make the legendary "G" fit for the future while piquing the interest of the worldwide, loyal fan base. The current model line-up ranges from the all-rounder with V6 diesel engine to the range-topping V12 model from Mercedes-AMG.
With the new G350 d Professional the Stuttgart-based automotive manufacturer now once again has a cross-country vehicle in its portfolio which, thanks to its pronounced purist design, stands out from the other G-Class models, making it the ideal companion for challenging off-road use and adventurous, off-the-mainstream expeditions. Like all the other G‑Class models the G350 d Professional also benefits from the sturdy ladder-type frame body, permanent all-wheel drive with off-road ratio and three electrically selectable, 100‑percent differential locks.
Peugeot L500 R HYbrid Concept
On 30 May 1916, the Peugeot L45 driven by Dario Resta won the mythical Indianapolis 500 race, at an average speed of 135 km/h. A hundred years later, Peugeot L500 R HYbrid, a futuristic interpretation of the Indy spirit, pays tribute to the incredible "Charlatans" team that brought Peugeot three superb US victories on the Indy 500 speedway from 1913 to 1919.
A racing concept for intense driving sensations
Peugeot L500 R HYbrid hugs the asphalt to deliver its full potential right from pullaway. With its wide track, low profile (just one metre high) and light weight (1,000 kg), Peugeot L500 R HYbrid is made for performance: it takes just 2.5 seconds to reach 100 km/h from standstill, and 19 seconds to cover 1000 metres. Developped by Peugeot Sport teams, the 500-bhp plug-in hybrid petrol powertrain features two electric motors (one front and one rear) plus a 270 hp petrol engine, yielding peak torque of 730 Nm. Style-wise, the sleek lines run from the lion badge on the radiator grille toward the driver to end in a streamlined rear feature (a nod to the car's century-old ancestor) highlighting the three distinctive rear lamp claws that form part of Peugeot's design identity today.
Racing experience amplified through prospective vision of the Peugeot holographic i-Cockpit
Because the Peugeot L500 R HYbrid racing car is designed to be one with its driver, driving sensations are amplified by a driver compartment deliberately designed to form an individual floating capsule enclosed in the bodywork. Through a prospective concept, the Peugeot i-Cockpit technology takes a radical motorsport stance, with a small steering wheel embedded in the structure and two holograms showing information in dual disc displays. In their relentless quest for aerodynamic, the Peugeot teams reinterpreted the original L45 two-seat architecture to produce a single seater that offers a virtual co-pilot an amplified real-time racing experience through a virtual reality headset. The L500 R HYbrid is a timeless Peugeot, extending to the future with its forward-looking design, overtly acknowledging the past prowess of its predecessors, and proudly showing off some of Peugeot's present-day design identity features, such as the front light signature seen on the Peugeot 3008 SUV, or the striking blue and black colour scheme as a reference both to the 500-bhp petrol hybrid drivechain and to the colour of the original L45.
Audi S5 Coupe
Audi revolutionized its mid-size class in 2007 with the A5. The Ingolstadt-based carmaker created a work of art that took fans around the world by storm. Nine years later marks the launch of the second generation - with a new, honed look and high tech everywhere. The new generation of the A5 Coupé is athletic, sporty and elegant. Its design goes hand in hand with sophisticated aerodynamics. Under the skin the A5 impresses with an all-new chassis, powerful engines, and innovative infotainment features and driver assistance systems.
How do you make a design masterpiece even more beautiful? Audi designers have been pondering this question for years. The results are impressive: The new Audi A5 Coupé sports a fresh, modern and honed look. It is nevertheless true to its DNA with the sporty and elegant character being passed down to the new version. The best example is the now three-dimensional wave-shaped shoulder line that already characterized the previous model. The precisely sweeping line with pronounced bulges over the wheel arches emphasizes all four wheels - a cue to the quattro all-wheel drive.
The perfectly balanced proportions with a long engine hood, the stretched wheelbase and short overhangs underscore the sportiness of the new A5 Coupé. The sculpted Singleframe grille is significantly flatter and wider than in the previous model. The LED rear lights and optional LED or Matrix LED headlights with dynamic turn signals make high-end technology visible even after dark.