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Mercedes S-Class Coupe "Ethon" By FAB-Design

There’s really not a lot to say about the Mercedes S-Class Coupe. I could rattle off superlatives left and right and I still would arrive to the same conclusion: the car is just all sorts of awesome. So, with seemingly nowhere to go from the mountaintop where it’s perched, there’s really only one way for the S-Class Coupe to add to its already growing legend. Fortunately, noted Mercedes tuner FAB Design has the tuning kit that might do the work.

The German aftermarket specialist is known for its programs for Mercedes vehicles. Over the years, we’ve seen it come out with programs for the SLS AMG, SL600, and SL-Class, in addition to having its own programs for the likes of the McLaren 12C and the Porsche Panamera.

This time, it’s the S-Class Coupe that takes the spotlight with a wide array of modifications covering a wide spectrum of the car’s overall makeup. There’s a new aerodynamic program, a new set of wheels, and most importantly, a technical upgrade that adds even more power to the coupe’s 4.7-liter bi-turbo V-8 engine.

Fab Design’s kit for the S-Class Coupe is the kind of program that gives the high-powered coupe a chance to come out with a whole new look and more power to really redefine its segment. There are a few cars that can match wits with the S-Class Coupe, but with Fab Design’s Ethon kit, the Merc gets the opportunity to really stand out.

Continue after the jump to read the full review.


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Ex–Stirling Moss Ferrari Is the Second-Most-Expensive Car Ever to Sell at Auction

A 1957 Ferrari 335S Spider once raced by Sir Stirling Moss brought $35.8 million at the Artcurial auction at the Retromobile event in France, making it the second-most-expensive car ever to sell at auction. That is, if you’re measuring in dollars. The Retromobile car sold for 32.075 million euros, which translates to $35.8 million. The […]

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Nissan Sentra – Driving Impression And Review

U.S. auto sales continue to march forward, and while growth is strongest in the SUV/crossover segment, the sedan remains steadfast as a core passenger vehicle platform. Simply put, the appeal of the sedan is enduring and undeniable, combining versatility and a sleek body style with high fuel efficiency and an affordable price point. Nissan knows this, and has deemed 2016 “The Year Of The Sedan,” first ushering in the new Maxima, followed by the updated Altima. Now, it’s the Sentra’s turn, and as such, the compact four-door arrives with fresh exterior styling, a variety of new technology for safety and comfort, and a few tweaks to the ride and handling.

Nissan claims 20 percent of the Sentra is new for 2016, and while not necessarily revolutionary, the update is definitely a breath of fresh air, bringing the compact inline with its competitors without outgrowing its original affordable positioning.

I got a chance to test the new car in Southern California, and overall, I was pleased with what it brought to the table. That said, the Sentra is still up against some very heavy-hitting competition, so how does it stack up? Read on to find out.

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BMW Alpina B7 xDrive

In the world of performance, sport, and luxury, cars are always changing, with facelifts, redesigns, and new models debuting all the time. Today, it’s the all new, 2017 BMW Alpina B7 xDrive – the third generation Alpina based off of the BMW 7 Series. As with all Alpina models, it brings things like luxury, performance, and comfort together in one package.

The new B7 adds to the good looks of the 7 Series with more aerodynamic qualities in the front and rear and brings a new generation, 4.4-liter, twin-turbo V-8 that is sure to pack plenty of horsepower and torque. In addition to those goodies, add in the all-wheel drive system, adjustable suspension, and numerous driving modes, and you have luxurious performance at its finest. That’s what is so great about Alpina. It takes all the good from standard BMW models, and in turn, makes the car that much better. Who can really argue with that?

The new Alpina B7 xDrive is scheduled to hit dealerships in September of this year, but BMW of North America has already released detailed information and a plethora of pictures to go along with it. So, now that the beans have been spilled, let’s dive in and take a look at the new Alpina xDrive.

Updated 03/22/2016: BMW announced that the all-new Alpina B7 xDrive will be making its North American debut at the 2016 New York Auto Show and will arrive in U.S. showrooms in September 2016. Prices will be announced at a later date.

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Classic Ferraris fight currency rates for bragging rights

Filed under: Ferrari, Auctions, ClassicsThe 1962 Ferrari 250 GTO sold a couple of years ago in Monterey still holds the record for the most expensive car ever sold at auction, if you count in US Dollars.Continue reading Classic Ferraris fight currency …

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Audi TT-RS

Although the third-generation Audi TT was unveiled in early 2014, it didn’t cross the pond to the U.S. until 2015, for the 2016 model year. Whether the high-performance TT-RS will have the same fate is still a mystery, but the good news is that Audi has just unveiled the beefed-up coupe at the 2016 Beijing Auto Show. It remains to be seen whether North America will get it sooner than 2017, but when that happens, U.S. Audi gearheads will get the lightest and most powerful TT ever produced.

The TT-RS saga began in 2009, 11 years after the Audi TT’s launch and three years after the TT Mk2’s introduction. Available as both a coupe and roadster, it climbed above the TTS in the TT range. The company’s first compact RS was powered by the legendary, 2.5-liter, five-cylinder engine that produced 335 horsepower and 332 pound-feet of twist, and featured revised styling and a sportier interior. The TT-RS came to the U.S. in 2012, when the Plus model was launched. Fitted with an uprated version of the 2.5-liter turbo-five, the TT-RS Plus had a cool 360 ponies and 342 pound-feet on tap.

Already more powerful than a Porsche Cayman, the Plus will be replaced by an even wilder version of the TT equipped with a brand-new iteration of the 2.5-liter, five-cylinder engine. Find out how powerful and quick it is and how it stacks up against Porsche’s new 718 Cayman in our review below.

Updated 04/25/2016: Audi dropped the official details on the new TT RS at the 2016 Beijing Auto Show.

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