The famous British automaker, McLaren has confirmed that they are developing a new limited two seat open cockpit roadster as its next Ultimate Series model, which is said to debut in 2020 with a limited production of 399 cars.

The new yet to be named model will be offering ‘road focused driving experience’ with its open cockpit design. While the automaker has not given any technical details yet, the new model will use the automaker’s traditional carbon fiber chassis and a version of its long running 4.0L V8 twin turbocharged engine.The design is set to make this a light weight model and is tipped to weigh less than the 1198kg Senna.

Mike Flewitt, The Chief Operating Officer of McLaren said “At McLaren Automotive, we are consistently pushing the boundaries to deliver the purest and most engaging driving experience whether for the road or track. Our two current Ultimate Series cars, the Senna and Speedtail, offer unique and distinct driving experiences. Now this new addition to the Ultimate Series, an open-cockpit roadster, will take road-focused driving pleasure to new levels.”

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Mercedes Benz has two vehicles that have risen to top form in extreme terrain and have a dedicated fan base worldwide. The G Class adds to the passenger cars segment, and the Unimog falls under the commercial vehicles. Celebrations are in order as the Mercedes G Class completes 40 years in 2019, whereas the Unimog looks back on a tradition that spans for more than 70 years.

Both the Mercedes G-Class and the Mercedes Unimog are amongst those vehicles that whet the appetite for adventure and excite the childlike urge to play in every adult. Each vehicle has a character of their own and have been taking their own path for many decades.

The Mercedes G-Class and the Unimog have repeatedly proven their reliability and ability to take on any terrain at the Dakar Rally and other events. Both models share maximum robustness and durability, with which they fulfill any customer’s requirements.

“The G-Class has always stayed true to itself over the decades: from the edgy profile to the hallmark noise when the door is clanged shut”, says Peter Schoren, Head of G-Class Product Management and Sales. “At the same time, it has constantly evolved technologically. The current model is the best G-Class of all time in all aspects – regardless of whether we are talking about the comfort, the off-road capabilities or the agility on the road”.

The Unimog from Mercedes Benz is an off-road institution

Where the G-Class strikes as a lifestyle vehicle, the Unimog is a real workhorse. The Mercedes Unimog works conquers the grounds of Mount Etna in Sicily as a tourist shuttle and serves as a sea rescue vehicle for the German Maritime Search and Rescue service. The Unimog has been voted as off roader of the year in the “Special-Purpose Vehicles” for 15th time in a row.

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On the eve of Aston Martin’s 60th Anniversary of winning the 24 hours of Le Mans in 1959, the brand announced that it will once again bid for outright victory in the French endurance classic in 2021.

After the announcement of the Automobile Club de l’Quest’s decision to introduce hypercars to the top category of the FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC), Aston Martin will add a minimum of two Valkyrie hypercars that have been specially developed for the 2020/21 FIA WEC season, including the 24 hours of Le Mans.

The year 2021 will mark 100 years since an Aston Martin first raced there. It has been more than a quarter of a century since a British derivative of a road car claimed top honors at Le Mans, invoking the pioneering spirit of the company’s founder Lionel Martin and the ingenuity of Britain’s best engineering minds. The brand is now set to carry that mantle into the next decade with a bold attempt to win Le Mans and the world championship.

The Aston Martin Valkyrie, the world’s most extreme road car and platform for this future challenger, is the combined vision of brand’s Red Bull Racing’s Chief Technical Officer Adrian Newey, Aston Martin EVP and Chief Creative Officer Marek Reichman and Aston Martin VP and Chief Special Operations Officer David King. Bearing all of the previous experience and knowledge of competing at the top levels of motorsport, they have embarked on this ambitious project with the necessary ingredients for success.

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates – 9 April 2019 – The Elite Cars LLC, one of the leading car dealerships in the UAE, is excited to announce that it has partnered up with Urban Automotive, a UK based vehicle customization brand.

Mr. Rakan Turki and Mr. Tamer Abu Khalaf had a vision to become a well-known name in the automotive sector. This vision turned into a working reality when The Elite Cars was formed. Alongside, Mr. Simon Dearn and Mr. Lee Newton put their foresight to work and started Urban Automotive with a passion to become one of the top brands to deliver the most unique and outstanding set of products in the automotive market.

The Elite Cars and Urban Automotive have received immense recognition in the market by keeping the quality standards at optimum level from day one. Urban Automotive became a well – known brand for providing tailor made solutions for brands like Range Rover, Land Rover, Mercedes and Bentley with The Elite Cars capturing new grounds on selling world class vehicle brands under one roof. Today, Urban Automotive has created a platform for luxury car brand owners to customize vehicles as per their preference, their clients include famous Footballers, TV personalities and many renowned names in the sporting industry. The Elite Cars has rapidly grown to house over 400 of the most iconic cars and a team who work to maintain the standard of quality and service by giving an unparalleled experience to every individual. It is the shared passion between these companies that has led them to officially join hands today.

The partnership between The Elite Cars and Urban Automotive will bring a fresh new era of luxury vehicle customization in the UAE region. The large portfolio of The Elite Cars proves to be a strong and reliable platform for Urban Automotive to expand their products in the UAE region. On the other hand, with Urban Automotive always raising and maintaining quality standards and giving an exceptional experience to their customers, this allows The Elite Cars to provide a unique inhouse tailor made and unparalleled solution for their new and existing customers.

About The Elite Cars:

What truly sets The Elite Cars apart from the competition are the following distinguishing factors:

  • Competitive market prices
  • Flexible finance and insurance options
  • Proven track record in the industry
  • Strong export capability
  • Established local and international presence
  • Wide choice of vehicles under one roof
  • A one stop shop for all vehicle related requirements

Housing over 400 iconic cars at our luxurious showrooms in Dubai and Sharjah, offering a wide collection of marques and models to select from.

With a friendly, knowledgeable and multilingual team of sales executives who make car shopping an exciting and stress-free experience. Along with a suite of complimentary services, including warranty, trade-in, flexible finance plans, convenient insurance options, and many more, they ensure customer satisfaction with car ownership.

About Urban Automotive:

Urban Automotive provides unique customization to vehicles for the exterior that includes body kits and customized rims, to tailor-made leather finish interior.

They were first born as ‘NURBURG LTD’ which was inspired by Nürburgring. As a startup they introduced their version of the Land Rover Defender known as ‘The Urban Truck’ and this became a stepping stone to manufacturing the body parts in house. With the gradual success of ‘The Urban Truck’ came ‘The Urban Ultimate Edition’ and the launch of a Defender with a monster under the hood called ‘Urban Truck RS’. They then rebranded as Urban Automotive, providing new levels of stance for luxury brands. Today, Urban Automotive is the name that is first on customers mind when it comes to building body kits for luxury car brands such as Range Rover, Bentley and Mercedes. Their continuous success has led to collaboration with some of the renowned names as Yiannimize and Vossen wheels.

Urban Automotive strives to provide the best quality car products in the market.

The Mercedes four cylinder is set to give an output of up to 310kW which translates to 421 horsepower, the AMG 2.0 liter M139 engine has been termed as the most powerful ending in the series production. With this turbo charged engine, Mercedes-AMG has even exceeded the previously most powerful M 133 by 30kW (41 hp). Affalterbach is the home where the new, highly efficient powerpack is being produced on an innovative production line on the “One Man, One Engine” principle.

The four-cylinder will be available in two output versions that will ensure agile performance for the compact models: with a 421 horsepower for the S-model and a 387-horsepower engine in the base version. The product policy logic is proven a success for the V8 powered AMG Performance models, and also meets customer wishes.

The new engine gives an impressive immediate response along with its performance figures. The torque has been carefully balanced at a peak of 500 newton meters in the S model that is available in the range of 5000-5250 rpm and 480 nm of torque achieved at 4750-5000 rpm in the basic version. With this configuration, the AMG engineers have achieved a power delivery similar to that of a naturally aspirated engine. The engine development team were able to improve agility when they realized a dynamically increasing torque curve in the lower engine speed range. The engine is more free-revving with the increasing torque at higher rpm. The m139 is confirmed as a sports engine as the high maximum engine speed is up to 7200 rpm.

Emmerich Schiller, COO and member of the Board of Management at Mercedes- AMG GmbH says “We have completely revised the principle of “One Man, One Engine” for assembly of the M139. The result is to focus on the people with an ultra-modern production. To achieve this, we created the ideal working conditions in a bright, precisely organized and clean environment for our employees. This provides the best basis for continuing to ensure our high-quality level even as the technology becomes more complex,”

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Inspired by the beauty of the Bavarian region, Bentley has made a very unique Continental GT Convertible Edition by Muliner that has been designed by Stefan Sielaff, Bentley’s Director of Design.

In Bentley’s centenary year, this one of a kind GT convertible integrates a number of significant features into the world’s most luxurious Grand Tourer. A single example would be the hand built by Muliner in Crewe, England, and officially presented in an exclusive event at Bentley’s Munich retailer. The Bavarian-inspired theme edition can be distinguished by iconic Bavarian colors with a Glacier white exterior paint and Imperial Blue roof that reflects the Bavaria flag pattern.

The exterior comes with Muliner Bespoke White and Light Blue Sport flag pattern that adorns the front fender with enamel infills finished in chrome.

The interior follows the theme with Bavarian flag pattern embroidered seat headrests in tailored white and light blue sport thread. Further complimenting the flag pattern is a Bentley Bavaria Edition treadplate inlay.

A Muliner is rare by Design as it exists to create vehicles as per the requirements of Bentley’s most discerning customers. Any type of personalization can be undertaken to provide a unique Bentley to suit every individual taste.

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Mercedes- Benz has introduced their latest GLS SUV 2020 at the New York show. The latest model of the Mercedes- Benz is lighter, slightly larger with more luxurious feature than before and will be on sale before the end of the year.

As per reports, the re-designed GLS moves to the Mercedes-Benz’s Modular high Architecture for the crossovers and SUVs as well as gets a new engine which will find its way to the S- Class. The GLS580 model comes with 4.0L twin turbo V8 engine with 483 hp and 516 lb-ft. On the other hand, GLS450 comes with 3.0L turbocharged inline six producing 362hp and 369lb-ft. Both the engines possess a 48 volt onboard electric boost system adding up to 21 hp and 184 lb-ft, and both are mated to a nine-speed automatic transmission. The accessories in these luxury models include lane keeping assist and automated emergency braking, blind spot assist along with active stop/go assist, active emergency stop assists and many more.

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Audi, the leading luxury car manufacturer will introduce an A4 sized electric saloon as a part of their growing range of E-tron models in 2023.

The brand launched its flagship model E-Tron SUV last year along with the sibling car model, the E-tron Sportback which will be going on sale later this year. The company also revealed a Q4 E-tron SUV concept at the recent Geneva motor show which is due in late 2020 in production along with an E-tron GT four door sports cars.

Marc Lichte, Design Boss of Audi said that brand will develop a saloon which will be offered at a similar price to that of the Q4 E-tron. He added that the company will be working on electric SUVs and low floor sporty cars such as the E-tron GT, also known as ‘halo’ car.

In addition to it, he mentioned that they are simultaneously working on an E-tron GT as well. Moreover, the electronic saloon will be built on the PPE architecture which is an electronic platform shared with Porsche. The same platform is also been used on the A6 sized E-tron GT.

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As a part of the test program, Aston Martin BDX, the first SUV of this British marque has undergone extensive assessment recently at the Pirelli’s test facility in Sweden. Matt Becker, chief engineer of Aston Martin put the DBX prototype to the test at Pirelli’s R&D Sottozero Centre at the Flurheden comprising of various range of extreme environments from snowy roads to ice-handling courses.

Becker explained the testing as the model needs to be apt for a wide range of multi terrain surfaces. Hence the model should be tested not only in normal day-today-situations but also in extreme conditions such as these. Moreover, testing these prototypes in cold climate conditions helps us to assess the car’s early dynamics and crucially ensure confidence, inspiring sure-footedness on low grip surfaces.

As per reports, the prototype building will start in mid-2019 at St Athan, before the full production commences in 2020.

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Elon Musk, Tesla CRO made a bold statement announcing that the self-driving feature will be completed by the end of this year. By 2020 end. Tesla’s feature will be capable to let the driver snooze on the seat while the car navigates the person to their destination, Musk said on Wednesday.

“I think we will be ‘feature complete’ on full self-driving this year, meaning the car will be able to find you in a parking lot, pick you up, take you all the way to your destination without an intervention this year” Musk mentioned in his podcast interview.

The revised timeline from Musk could be a great news for buyers of Tesla wanting to have the driverless feature for years now.

Cars that were produced from October 2016 onwards have all the needed hardware for this feature.

From the month of October 2016 till October 2018, An extra $3000 or so could be paid by customers for a “full self-driving” feature, which the carmaker promised would eventually be able to unlock via upgrading software.

Back in January of 2017, Elon mentioned that the feature would start rolling out in three or six months, however that didn’t see the light.

Musk further cautioned in a podcast interview, that it will take another year for the company to get to the point where the can be completely self-driven.

The Tesla drivers will be able to sleep and wake at their destination using the self-drive feature by the end of 2020. Until then, drivers have to continue monitoring the technology and take control of the steering if something goes wrong, Musk said.

On other topic, Tesla is in the process to launch leasing products for Model 3 to boost its demand, a news website said on Tuesday, citing an email sent to the Tesla employees.

The employees will be able to lease a Model 3 within the coming two weeks, the email stated.

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