Porsche is celebrating the world premiere of the Boxster GTS and Cayman GTS at Auto China in Beijing on April 20, 2014. A unique level of performance is required to wear the GTS badge, thus the duo feature more powerful engines and additional standard equipment.
The Boxster GTS and Cayman GTS mid-mounted 3.4-liter 6-cylinder boxer engine delivers an additional 15 hp compared to their “S”Â model counterparts.
Alongside the new GTS sports cars, the 919 Hybrid and the 911 RSR racecars, and the 918 Spyder will also make their Chinese market debut in Beijing. This extraordinary lineup at Auto China reflects the rapidly growing interest in Porsche vehicles. China is the second largest single market for Porsche after the U.S.A. In 2013, Porsche boosted sales in China by 19.9 percent to a total of 37,425 vehicles. While sales in the U.S. increased by 20.3 percent to a total of 42,323 vehicles.
“The purpose of life is to live it, to taste experience to the utmost, to reach out eagerly and without fear for new and richer experience.” -Eleanor Roosevelt
Yesterday Mercedes-Benz introduced the 2015 S63 AMG S 4Matic Coupe.
Set to debut July, the S63 will feature a twin-turbo 5.5-liter V8 that produces 577 horsepower and 664 pound-feet of torque, said to go 0-60 m.p.h in under 4 seconds.
“The new S63 AMG 4Matic Coupe is the latest dream car to augment the Mercedes-AMG model range…power and sensual purity combine to give the vehicle irresistible presence and breathtaking performance. Equally impressive is the combination of outstanding driving dynamics, advanced lightweight construction and groundbreaking efficiency.”
“It’s a stunning departure for a full-size pickup interior and it breaks all the tired stereotypes about pickup truck cabins…the Sierra Denali foregoes traditional luxury cues such as wrinkled leather and wood for a modern, sophisticated pickup interior with real aluminum trim. Technology is featured everywhere, from the reconfigurable LCD gauge cluster to the latest active safety systems, but it’s also loaded with practical storage space and easy access to multiple USB, 12V and 110V outlets right up front…the heated and cooled seats are fabulously comfortable on long drives and the triple-sealed doors make the Sierra Denali the quietest pickup cabin we’ve ever experienced.” – Drew Winter, Editor-in-Chief, WardsAuto World Magazine
Premium materials, strict attention to detail and purposeful technology define the Sierra Denali’s advanced cabin, elevating the expectations of luxury in a pickup truck.
We’ve all experienced that startling moment when a passing vehicle splashes a flood of water onto your windshield and suddenly, your visibility is seriously compromised. Instinctively, you start to reach for the windshield wiper stalk, but the wipers have already begun to swoop. Relieved, you wonder, ‘How does my Buick know the windshield needs to be cleared?’
Vehicles like the Buick Encore small luxury crossover, can be equipped with the convenience of Rainsense wipers, which when activated, can automatically turn on the wipers when rain or water is detected on the windshield.
Using a rain sensor positioned behind the rearview mirror, a signal sent to the vehicle’s computer triggers the wipers when water is detected. But the technology goes beyond simply sticking a sensor on the windshield.
“There is a multi-stage process and testing procedure that we must to go through with the Encore, for example, in order to integrate the Rainsense function,” said Matt Piazza, General Motors’ global design engineer for rain sensor technology. “Each vehicle is unique and there are a lot of factors like windshield pitch, rain intensity, vehicle speed, and light conditions, that all have to be accounted for and validated.”
Using advanced software, the sensor takes a reading once every 40 milliseconds, or in about the time it takes a humming bird to complete a flap of its wings. The sensor measures droplet size and frequency and sends a signal that determines how slow or fast the wipers move.
“The advanced technology of Rainsense wipers are another added level of luxury and convenience for Buick Encore drivers, it constantly monitors the windshield, so that’s one less thing on the driver’s mind, allowing them to concentrate on the road ahead. Once you experience it, you won’t want a vehicle without it.” – Matt Piazza, General Motors’ Global Design Engineer for Rain Sensor Technology
Read the full Press Release from Buick here.
Lorenzo Ramaciotti, Marco Tencone and Giovanni Ribotta, designers at Maserati Centro Stile, illustrate the development process of the Alfieri, the latest concept car from Maserati, debuted at 2014 Geneva International Motor Show.
Learn more about Maserati Alfieri at http://bit.ly/AlfieriConcept
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