This week Mercedes unleashes a performance version of the A-Class; Porsche redesigns its 911 Turbo to take advantage of adaptive aerodynamics; and Toyota adds a hatchback to its successful Auris hybrid series.
With the revamped, sportier A-Class now out for some time, Mercedes’ performance division AMG have followed up with the top-of-the-range CLA 45 AMG. It is fitted with a two-liter turbocharged engine with 265 kW of power and a peak torque of 450 Nm. In Germany the CLA 45 AMG costs €56,000.
The new 911 Turbo sees Porsche making the move from active to adaptive aerodynamics. The form of the front and rear spoilers is adjusted depending on the speed, while the three-stage rear wing is tilted automatically. The electronically optimized combination of the two elements results in improved stability, performance and efficiency.
Toyota unveiled a new generation of the Auris in January this year. Joining the compact is a new station wagon, the Auris Touring Sports. The hybrid has three driving modes: Electric Vehicle (EV), ECO and Power. In EV mode, the car can drive up to two kilometers on electric power alone, at a speed of around 50 km/h.
With 40,000 visitor from 40 countries, the BMW Motorrad Days is the biggest BMW bike festival in the world. For three days, the classic two-wheelers take center stage. This year marks the 90th anniversary of BMW motorcycles, and an exhibition showcased the brand's milestone machines.
The Aston Martin DB5 is THE dream car of the 1960s and the most famous Bondmobile. Now Swiss Aston Martin specialist Beat Roos has been given license to repair the original DB5 driven by 007 in the film "Goldfinger".