At this year’s Geneva Motor Show, the Porsche 911 celebrates its 50th anniversary with two sporty premieres: the 911 GT3 and 911 GT3 Cup. Experience both models in this video recently dropped by the German automaker which takes them to the track, giving us a look at the beauties in motion.
The 2013 Alpina B3 Biturbo, based on the current BMW 3-Series F30 model, debuted this week at the Geneva Motor Show, and it’s everything one can expect from the auto tuner. The B3 features a twin-turbocharged 3.0-litre inline 6-cylinder engine that delivers 410 hp, while torque is catapulted to nearly 442 pound-feet, and is mated to an 8-speed automatic transmission. This will send the B3 Bi-Turbo from 0-62 kph in 4.2 seconds and gives it a top speed of 190 mph.
An all-wheel-drive model of the B3 Bi-Turbo is in the works as well. As the M3 and M4 models are months away from being unveiled, this should keep the folks in UAE, Saudi Arabia and other GCC markets at bay. Yes, Alpina has no plans to release the B3 in the States.
Between all the press with Kate Upton as well as around the Super Bowl and Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week, the all-new Mercedes-Benz CLA250 becomes one of the most aggressively designed four-door coupes to hit the road. As bold lines streak across it, a turbocharged four-cylinder gives the CLA moves to match its looks, as well as a certain animal magnetism. Under the hood, it’s a turbocharged monster that’s nimble with all the right performance and tech detailings. The inline-4 engine works as one with its dual-clutch 7-speed automatic transmission and advanced sport-tuned suspension, dishing out 208 horsepower and 258 lb-ft of torque at your disposal. Add full Bluetooth connectivity, mbrace2 in-vehicle technology, and a host of innovative safety systems, and the CLA’s allure becomes overpowering.
The price tag allows the CLA-Class to creep in a hint under $30,000, making it extremely enticing and competitive in today’s market. Checkout the highlight film below to get more familiar.
Ahead of its official debut at the Geneva Auto show next month, we’ve got an early look at the Bentley’s new Flying Spur. It’s the ultimate high luxury sedan with performance to boot. The New Flying Spur brings forth more comfort and refinement than its predecessor while staying true to the Bentley name. The exterior features several revisions that give it a lower, wider appearance with sharp lines and subtle detailings throughout the shell.
It’s as aggressive as it is elegant with its lower roof line, deeply sculpted panels, precise feature lines and a muscular rear haunch. The front fenders are fitted with a new wing vent complete with a Bentley motif. The front also features a more upright chrome grille sits between the pairs of jewel-like LED headlamps. The rear of the new Flying Spur features a longer and lower boot lid while the horizontal single ellipse LED tail lamps combine with a new interpretation of the Bentley “Horse Shoe” feature line.
From the Netherlands comes Mujjo, a brand known for crafting minimalistic yet functional products. In 2012, Mujjo first began developing sleeves for Apple devices such as the iPhone, iPad, MacBook Air as well as the MacBook Pro. The brand’s The Originals collection features a unique combination of wool felt and high quality leather, and they recently added an iPad Mini Sleeve that fits seamlessly into Mujjo’s current product lineup. The folks over at Mujjo were kind enough to send us an iPad Mini sleeve for review and we’ve been quite impressed by its detailing and overall craftsmanship. It’s easy to carry and has a little extra space in a separate compartment that can fit your headphones, some folded documents or even a MiFi. The wool felt contrasts really well with the vegetable tanned leather and we can already tell the leather with age to perfection. The felt can be easily cleaned as a special treatment provides excellent anti-peeling properties and makes the sleeve water repellent. Aesthetically, it may be the best looking iPad Mini sleeve on the market and its ability to blend so well with the iPad Mini’s slim design is what makes it such a great accessory.
Mujjo’s iPad Mini Sleeve is available now in either brown or white leather.
The NAIAS in Detroit brings the unveiling of Chevrolet’s 2014 Corvette Stingray, the first Corvette to bear the Stingray moniker in over 40 years. Though this new ‘Vette is a looker, all the action is where it should be — under the hood. The Corvette Stingray features a LT1 small-block V8 engine which shells out 450 horsepower and 450-lb. of torque, with a 0-60 mph time under four seconds. So not only is this new Stingray got a ton of power, it’s got a more aggressive and refined design than its predecessor. The interior features aluminum and option carbon fiber detailing and all for a sub-supercar price.
There aren’t many good looking iPad Mini sleeves/cases on the market and so we’re glad that Herschel Supply Co.’s tossed their hat in the ring with the “Cypress Sleeve”. Each well-fitted sleeve is made from durable materials with inspiration taken from hard cover notebooks and fitted with an elastic closure. The sleeve features a full fleece interior, quality stitching around its hem and front logo embroidery. The Cypress Sleeve comes in a few different finishes including woodland camo, desert camo, and navy.
At this year’s CES, Samsung unveiled their first 4K TV. With sizes in the 85-inch to 110-inch range, the S9 UHD 4K TV features some amazing feature and unparalleled screen quality to boot. The “Timeless Gallery” frame design showcases the juxtaposition of a minimalist concept with such a large display. With this being a Smart TV as well, users will now have the ability to access plenty of the platforms applications and utilize voice and gesture controls to get things done. Other notable features include high contrast ratio, 2.2 channel audio, integrated scaler and a fast quad-core processor.
Ahead of the 2013 Detroit Auto Show comes a look at the facelifted 2014 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Coupe. The refreshed front end now features single-piece headlights and a more aggressive fascia. The quad-headlight look isn’t completely lost as there are unique LED running lights that visually split the headlights into two. New LED taillights and a reshaped rear fascia are tossed into the exterior enhancements. The interior’s got minor changes such as a slight redesign of the steering wheel and incorporating Direct Select lever instead of the console-mounted shift lever from the previous years. Tech upgrades include the Stereo Multi-Purpose Camera, Active Parking Assist and a 360-degree camera for a bird’s-eye view when parking.