Tag: Cars

Romelu Lukaku splash £102,000 on new Mercedes AMG-GT Coup whip

Manchester United and Belgian striker, Romelu Lukaku who earns £200,000-a-week at Manchester United has bought himself a brand new black Mercedes AMG-GT Coup.

The 25-year-old forward was pictured on Tuesday driving the whip into Carrington ahead of United’s away game against Brighton on Sunday.

The car is a brand new design from Mercedes, an update on their three-year-old GT.


#Future: Rolls Royce Goes Into Flying Taxis, To Be Ready By 2019 For Testing

Whenever the name Rolls Royce is mentioned, it comes with class, wealth and royalty.

The company seems to be diversifying into flying taxis. Remember the likes of Telsa, Uber, Airbus and some other auto firm are already in this race, so Rolls Royce has joined the bandwagon.

Rolls-Royce has revealed more details around its plans to launch a five-seater flying taxi and confirmed that a prototype vehicle will take to the skies next year.

The timeline for the launch was announced during a keynote presentation at the Farnborough Airshow, in Hampshire.

Rolls-Royce expects the taxi to be operational within the next three to five years.

The aerospace company has purportedly ploughed millions into the development of the vehicle, which has cost Rolls-Royce in the ‘single-digit millions of pounds’.

The hybrid-electric vehicle will be capable of both vertical take-off and landing, bypassing the need for a runway.

Rolls-Royce says its plane will transport five passengers at speeds of up to 250mph (402 km/h) with a maximum range of 500 miles (800 km).

The Rolls-Royce presentation allowed the world-leading engineering company to divulge more details on its flying taxi concept, which it teased ahead of the keynote.

Rolls-Royce believes flying taxis will revolutionize the way people travel.
Speaking during the keynote, head of Rolls-Royce’s electrical team, Rob Watson said: ‘In this market, you will see something like this flying within three to five years, and we will demonstrate the system in two years.

Once it has reached the right altitude, the propellers on the wing can be folded away, reducing drag and cabin noise, with the craft relying upon the two rear propellers for thrust, Rolls-Royce claims.

Rolls-Royce says its flying taxi will be able to make use of pre-existing infrastructures, such as heliports on-top of buildings and airports.

‘Building on our existing expertise in electric technologies and aviation, Rolls-Royce is actively exploring a range of possible markets and applications for electric and hybrid electric flight.

Rolls-Royce has a strong track record as pioneers in aviation.

‘From developing the first turbo-prop and jet engines to creating the world’s most efficient large civil aero-engine and vertical take-off and landing solutions, we have a very strong pedigree.

Weird Toyota Camry Car Spotted In Edo State

A weird Toyota Camry car has been spotted in Edo state and it was transformed in such a way that the makers of the car will burst into tears.

A concerned social media user spotted in Edo State and shared online.

According to the person, he wondered what was on the mind of the panel-beater when he was deforming the vehicle.

It appears the modified vehicle is being used for commercial purposes.

We Sold Over 1.18M Cars In The First Half Of 2018 -Mercedes-Benz

The first half of 2018 has proved to be record setting for Mercedes-Benz. It was the best quarter in the history of the company, in terms of sales.

Between April to June, 594,528 customers received their new Mercedes-Benz (+1.9%).

Thus, Mercedes-Benz sold more vehicles than ever before in a half-year: Since the beginning of the year, 1,188,832 cars with the three-pointed star were delivered to customers all over the world.

Unit sales were thus 3.9% higher than in the previous highest first half-year in 2017. In the first six months, Mercedes-Benz was the premium brand with the most new registrations in several markets, including Germany, France, Russia, Switzerland, Portugal, South Korea, Australia, the USA and Canada.

With 203,783 vehicles sold, June was the month with the second highest sales since the beginning of the year (-2.6%). Figures of last month were affected amongst other things by a fire at a US supplier.

This meant a significant lower production of the SUVs for the world market at the Mercedes-Benz plant in Tuscaloosa and sales were less than planned.

2019 BMW X5 Unveiled

The Fourth generation of the BMW X family patriarch. New BMW X5 opens the next chapter in the success story of the Sports Activity Vehicle (SAV) segment’s founder, of which more than 2.2 million units have been sold so far. New edition of the BMW X5 captures the imagination with clarity of design, comfortable, sporty and authoritative driving attributes and innovative equipment features.

The exterior employs a robust and clear design language that is new to BMW X models. Powerfully sculpted surfaces, precise lines. Large BMW kidney grille with a one-piece surround, eye-catching character line and dynamic roofline, rear lights have a three-dimensional form. While the interior exudes a classy and modern aura thanks to sophisticated materials, harmonious design and an innovative control concept.

BMW Laserlight with Adaptive LED Headlights available as an option. Light sources have a striking design; lenses spread in a distinctive X shape; signature blue colour of BMW Laserlight.

The 2019 BMW X5 is the first BMW X model with optional Off-Road package. Two-axle air suspension, underguard at the front and rear, plus specific displays in the instrument cluster and Control Display. Choice of four driving modes available at the touch of a button. Ride height and the responses of BMW xDrive, DSC, the transmission and the accelerator are adjusted to give an optimum set-up for driving on sand, rock, gravel or snow.

It gets the new generation of the BMW Head-Up Display with a larger projection surface, optimised 3D graphics and additional display content.

Optional third row of seats offers two additional seats; comfortable entry and exit thanks to electrically forward-tilting second-row seats.

New options provide the interior with exceptional creature comforts: Multifunction seats with massage function, four-zone automatic climate control, heated armrests, cooled/heated cupholders in the centre console, Panorama glass roof Sky Lounge with a 23 per cent larger glass surface, Ambient Air package for interior fragrancing, Bowers & Wilkins Diamond Surround Sound System, Rear-seat entertainment Professional system with 10.2-inch touchscreen display.

Telephony with wireless charging for compatible mobile phones. BMW Display Key shows vehicle status information and allows user to control vehicle functions. Innovative suite of driver assistance systems takes another step towards automated driving: Driving Assistant Professional includes further developed Active Cruise Control with Stop & Go function, Steering and lane control assistant, Lane Change Warning and Lane Departure Warning, side collision protection, evasion aid, Crossing traffic warning, Priority warning and Wrong-way warning.

This all new SUV also comes with complete range of services from BMW ConnectedDrive. Full connectivity between the vehicle and the customer’s digital devices via the BMW Connected personal mobility assistant. BMW Digital Key allows users to access the vehicle and start the engine using their smartphone. Hazard warning provided by connectivity with other BMW vehicles. Software upgrades “over the air”. Integration of Microsoft Office 365 and Skype for Business.

Model variants at launch:

BMW X5 xDrive40i: Six-cylinder in-line petrol engine, eight-speed Steptronic transmission. Capacity: 2,998cc, output: 250 kW/340 hp at 5,500 – 6,500 rpm, max. torque: 450 Nm (332 lb-ft) at 1,500 – 5,200 rpm. Acceleration [0 – 100 km/h (62 mph)]: 5.5 seconds, top speed: 243 km/h (151 mph). Fuel consumption combined*: 8.8 – 8.5 l/100 km (32.1 – 33.2 mpg imp), CO2 emissions combined*: 200 – 193 g/km, exhaust standard: EU6d-TEMP.

BMW X5 xDrive50i: V8 petrol engine, eight-speed Steptronic transmission. Capacity: 4,395cc, output: 340 kW/462 hp at 5,200 – 6,000 rpm, max. torque: 650 Nm (479 lb-ft) at 1,500 – 4,750 rpm. Acceleration [0 – 100 km/h (62 mph)]: 4.7 seconds, top speed: 250 km/h (155 mph). Fuel consumption combined*: 11.6 l/100 km (24.4 mpg imp), CO2 emissions combined*: 264 g/km, exhaust standard: EU6d-TEMP.

BMW X5 xDrive30d: Six-cylinder in-line diesel engine, eight-speed Steptronic transmission. Capacity: 2,993cc, output: 195 kW/265 hp at 4,000 rpm, max. torque: 620 Nm (457 lb-ft) at 2,000 – 2,500 rpm. Acceleration [0 – 100 km/h (62 mph)]: 6.5 seconds, top speed: 230 km/h (143 mph). Fuel consumption combined*: 6.8 – 6.0 l/100 km (41.5 – 47.1 mpg imp), CO2 emissions combined*: 179 – 158 g/km, exhaust standard: EU6d-TEMP.

BMW X5 M50d: Six-cylinder in-line diesel engine, eight-speed Steptronic transmission. Capacity: 2,993cc, output: 294 kW/400 hp at 4,400 rpm, max. torque: 760 Nm (560 lb-ft) at 2,000 – 3,000 rpm. Acceleration [0 – 100 km/h (62 mph)]: 5.2 seconds, top speed: 250 km/h (155 mph). Fuel consumption combined*: 7.2 – 6.8 l/100 km (39.2 – 41.5 mpg imp), CO2 emissions combined*: 190 – 179 g/km, exhaust standard: EU6d-TEMP.