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New Mercedes E-Class sedan and wagon models spied

Category: Mercedes | Author: | Date: November 4th, 2012

Here we have the latest spy photos of the new E-Class range, a model which will receive a facelift treatment for both sedan and wagon variants.

The photo above is the newest spy shot of the Mercedes E-Class sedan, and as you can see, the model is completely undisguised.

2014 Mercedes E-Class sedan

2014 Mercedes E-Class sedan

We also have a spy video of the more spacious E-Class wagon, a model caught while testing at the Nurburgring circuit in Germany.
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All-new Skoda Octavia photo leak

Category: Skoda | Author: | Date: November 3rd, 2012

There is no novelty that Skoda is preparing to launch the new generation of Octavia, one of the most successful cars which is designed to fill the gap between its little brother Rapid and the flagship Superb.

Below you can see the side view of the Czech model, a car which is expected to debut in the coming months and enter the market in 2013.

2013 Skoda Octavia

2013 Skoda Octavia

According to Skoda, the new Octavia is based on the MQB platform and is going to share the almost the same engine range with the new Volkswagen Golf VII.
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Volkswagen Beetle Fender Edition starts at $24,440 in the US

Category: Volkswagen | Author: | Date: November 3rd, 2012

Volkswagen released official pricing information on the new Beetle Fender Edition, a special model which will arrive in the U.S. dealerships with pricing from $24,440.

The German model was seen for the first time earlier this year at the Auto Mobil International (AMI) in Leipzig. Power is provided by a standard 2.5-liter five-cylinder unit capable to deliver 170 horsepower.

Volkswagen Beetle Fender Edition

Volkswagen Beetle Fender Edition

A more powerful 200-horsepower 2.0-liter turbocharged power plant is also available in the range.
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2014MY Nissan GT-R officially introduced

Category: Nissan | Author: | Date: November 2nd, 2012

Nissan released information and images for the 2014 model year GT-R, a model which will get minor performance tweaks along with few aesthetic improvements.

The Japanese model benefits from the same 545-horsepower V6 power plant but, thanks to new engine components, the 0 to 100 km/h acceleration is done in 2,7 seconds.

2014 Nissan GT-R

2014 Nissan GT-R

Nissan also claims that the 2014MY GT-R laps the Nurburgring in 7:18:6 which is about three seconds faster than the current model.
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Audi A6 Black Edition enters the UK market

Category: Audi | Author: | Date: November 1st, 2012

The Germans at Audi decided to introduce a new Black Edition model based on the current A6. It is based on the latest generation A6 and is exclusively dedicated to the British market.

Standard features for the Audi A6 Black Edition includes new 20-inch dark titanium alloy wheels, xenon headlights, rain sensors, smoked windows and a revised front grille.

Audi A6 Black Edition

Audi A6 Black Edition

Inside you will find sport seats, a premium Bose audio system, black headlining, new Valcona leather upholstery and Piano Black inserts.
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Dodge unveils the Challenger SRT8 Project UltraViolet

Category: Dodge | Author: | Date: October 31st, 2012

Dodge took advantage of the 2012 SEMA Show to reveal the new Challenger SRT8 Project UltraViolet, a one-off model built in partnership with Jeff Dunham. The American muscle car gets both styling and performance improvements as follows.

Under the bonnet we find a Mopar 426 crate engine capable to produce 515 horsepower and 664Nm of torque.

Dodge Challenger SRT8 Project UltraViolet

Dodge Challenger SRT8 Project UltraViolet

Aesthetic improvements include a special purple and black finish, new front and rear bumpers, an aluminum grille, larger 22-inch HRE wheels, new rocker panels and a front splitter.
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2013 MINI JCW GP officially priced in the US

Category: Mini | Author: | Date: October 30th, 2012

The British people from MINI released official pricing figures for the high-performance John Cooper Works GP model in the United States.

Starting at $35,950, the new MINI JCW GP benefits from a 1.6-liter turbocharged power plant able to provide 215 horsepower and 280Nm of torque.

MINI John Cooper Works GP

MINI John Cooper Works GP

The acceleration from 0 to 100 km/h is possible in 6,3 seconds, the performance numbers being also improved thanks to its total mass of 1,235 kilograms.
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Chevrolet Camaro Hot Wheels Edition hits the SEMA floor

Category: Chevrolet | Author: | Date: October 29th, 2012

Chevrolet unveiled a special version of the Camaro at the SEMA Auto Show, namely the Hot Wheels Edition. At the exterior, the new model gets a Kinetic Blue metallic finish, new 21-inch alloy wheels, a front splitter, redesigned hood and a ZL1 front grille.

The American car maker plans to offer this model both in Coupe and Convertible flavors.

2013 Chevrolet Camaro Hot Wheels Edition

2013 Chevrolet Camaro Hot Wheels Edition

Interior styling tweaks include a black instrument panel, new sill plates, a leather upholstery with new red stitching and also new floor mats.
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2014 Range Rover Sport gets detailed

Category: Land Rover | Author: | Date: October 28th, 2012

It seems that the folks at Autocar managed to get all the important details of the upcoming Range Rover Sport, a model which will be marketed as a 2014 year model.

The engine range of the new British SUV will include an entry-level V6 diesel capable to deliver 255hp and 624Nm of torque while a more powerful V8 offering 335hp and 699Nm of torque should be available as well.

2014 Range Rover Sport

2014 Range Rover Sport

Current rumors say that a hybrid model will be offered as well, a diesel-electric model to be more precise, which will develop 333hp and will enable a 0-100 km/h sprint in 7,4 seconds.
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2013 Toyota Avalon TRD Edition headed to SEMA

Category: Toyota | Author: | Date: October 25th, 2012

Toyota unveiled a special variant of the Avalon sedan tuned by the specialists at TRD (Toyota Racing Development).

The new Avalon TRD Edition comes with several aesthetic improvements and is scheduled to debut at the upcoming SEMA Auto Show.

2013 Toyota Avalon TRD Edition

2013 Toyota Avalon TRD Edition

At the exterior, the Japanese model gets a new grille, 19-inch alloy wheels fitted with 225/40R19 Michelin tires, a special burgundy finish and tinted optical blocks.
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