Category Archives: New Cars

BMW Begins to Win Back Fallen Hearts with M4 GTS

Finally, we get something good, eh?

For the first time in BMW’s history here, a special-edition M4 will be available natively in Canada. It is called the GTS, and it will definitely put a lot of cars to shame. With its 493 hp turbo-6, this will undoubtedly put regular M4s to shame and then some. 

2016 BMW M2 – This is It

Sweet baby Jesus!

BMW has officially run out of names for its M cars. All of the normal numbered series cars now have a true M variant save the 7-series which has never had an official M version (this may happen, though). At least it didn’t have to play word games to appropriately name this M car without stepping on historic toes. We all remember having to correct our friends when they referred to the stunningly good 1-series M as the “M1”, which was actually a mid-engined halo car made in the late 70s as a homologation special. No more bunched up panties, you can safely call it M2.

Bentley Releases its Response to “BRO MY SUV IS THE FASTEST, MOST PIMP **** AROUND, YO!” – The Bentayga

Bentley has finally fulfilled its promise to enter into the luxury SUV market with the Bentayga.

Bentley assures us that this is the “fastest, most powerful, most luxurious, and most exclusive SUV…” in the world? Have you ever walked out to a supercharged Range Rover or an X5 M and thought, “damn, this thing could really use a super complicated W12 engine that makes 600 hp. Well, Bentley did, and look! They already had a W12 engine to work with. 600 hp and 663 of torque and all. 

Ford Releases Details on Focus RS

0-100 in 4.7 seconds. Top speed of 265 km/h. And a whole lotta love.

Ford released final details on the widely anticipated and possibly most discussed Ford performance vehicle of these times, the Focus RS. Positioned to be basically everything the Focus ST wanted to be, but so very much more than that, the RS is supposed to be the Yin to the VW Golf R’s Yang and the holy grail to the shopaholic in need of petrol in the veins. It is a 350 hp, 350 lb.ft of torque, AWD menacing machine that WILL bring your parents to your kid’s birthday party and back, dammit.

When Infiniti Goes Compact With Luxury

2016 Infiniti Q30

One concept leads to a production model and so on, and so forth; after introducing the Q30 compact hatchback concept in 2013, Infiniti didn’t sway from their goal of releasing a production version in 2015. Here we are at the 2015 Frankfurt Motor Show with a look at Nissan’s version of a luxury compact. 

The big 2015 auto event of the fall is in full motion as we speak. This celebration of the automobile after the summer’s dry spell floods the media with new-car porn of all sorts to treat both the journalists and the enthusiasts with the latest models and prototypes. Is this novelty porn-ish? Not quite. But it marks the introduction of Infiniti to the segment of compact hatchbacks, and with record sales in 2015, there is now more than ever a need for a more mainstream and accessible model. That’s where the Infiniti Q30 comes in. 

Nissan in Frankfurt: A New Z Concept Is Right Around The Corner

Nissan Concept - Frankfurt

“So can Nissan continue to innovate and move the bar higher? What if Nissan created a new way to feel driving excitement?” If these words don’t get you hooked, nothing will. And the next Z-car could surprise you.

The Frankfurt Motor Show is right around the corner and a glimpse at what the manufacturers have in store for us has started to slow leak. Yesterday, Nissan stole the spotlight and everyone jumped on the piece of news regarding their new teaser. In a 50-word release, Nissan set the tone for what is to be expected at their booth next week. But what really caught the attention is the picture. Though not confirmed by the team at Nissan’s, there’s already talk of a new Z subbrand image. And it won’t be coming in the shape of a sports coupe.

All-Turbo Porsche 911s: It’s Happening!

While we were feasting on labour day loins, Porsche dropped the bomb that we’ve all been waiting for. But, is this a bad thing?

Porsche has announced that all 911 models going forward are going to feature some kind of turbocharging. Before you start pouting poo poo to the new new, hear them out. The new twin turbo engines found in the base Carrera will receive a (most probably underrated to keep 991.1 owners happy) 20 hp bump to make a total of 370. The S will now make an extremely healthy 420 hp. Real sports car power. To naturally be matched with real sports car torque. The S will now get 368 ft.lbs from 325 and the base Carrera will get 331 from a more paltry 288. Ok, so the new engines have the goods. We all know that the Turbo has been a fan favourite to rip faces off short of maybe the Tesla Model S P85D. So, will these turboed models be just as good?

Mercedes is Going For Broke with Another S-Class Variant: A Convertible…

Many custom S-Classes built have been, no longer will be needed, they will soon

Mercedes-Benz has really made a nice prize of their latest S-Class. Not only is it packed with your normal S-Class tech, but a sexy coupé (replacing the CL) can be had, and now, a sexy convertible will be added as well.