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BMW 7-series facelift (2012) first pictures

Rated 3 out of 53

Tim Pollard, 28 May 2012 10:21

BMW has given the 7-series the mildest of mid-life facelifts for 2012 – with a series of cosmetic tidy-ups, fettled engines, extra kit and the UK's first hybrid 7-series. The ActiveHybrid7 isn't the most expensive 7-series (that's the 760Li at £101,805), but at £66,040 the petrol-electric saloon is some £8k pricier than the biggest-selling 730d. As the diesel is also ...

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BMW 7-series facelift (2012) first pictures

Rated 3 out of 53

Tim Pollard, 28 May 2012 10:21

BMW has given the 7-series the mildest of mid-life facelifts for 2012 – with a series of cosmetic tidy-ups, fettled engines, extra kit and the UK's first hybrid 7-series. The ActiveHybrid7 isn't the most expensive 7-series (that's the 760Li at £101,805), but at £66,040 the petrol-electric saloon is some £8k pricier than the biggest-selling 730d. As the diesel is also ...

Porsche Panamera GTS (2012) first pictures

Rated 3 out of 53

Tim Pollard, 16 November 2011 20:30

Porsche has ramped up an even hotter version of its Panamera ugly duckling at the 2011 Los Angeles auto show. The new 2011 Panamera GTS made its world debut at LA, and will arrive at UK dealerships in February 2012 costing a stout £90,409. What makes the Panamera a GTS? That'll be a 30 horsepower upgrade to the 4.8-litre naturally ...

Rolls-Royce Ghost Extended Wheelbase (2011) unveiled

Rated 2 out of 52

Tim Pollard, 19 April 2011 09:45

When does a Rolls-Royce Ghost become a Phantom rival? When you add 170mm to the wheelbase and launch the Ghost Extended Wheelbase. At 5569mm long, the LWB Ghost is still comfortably shorter than the 5834mm regular Rolls Phantom (the stretched Phantom soars beyond six metres!). The Ghost LWB was launched today at the 2011 Shanghai auto show. Rolls will only ...

Rolls-Royce 102EX concept car (2011) first pictures

Rated 3 out of 53

Tim Pollard, 20 February 2011 09:37

Rolls-Royce has confirmed it will show its first electric car at the 2011 Geneva motor show. The 102EX is the latest in a line of concept cars – EX stands for experimental – which history suggests should go on to influence production cars. The Rolls-Royce 102EX is known internally as the Phantom Experimental Electric and is being used to judge ...

Jaguar XJ75 Platinum Concept (2010) first pictures

Rated 3 out of 53

Tim Pollard, 16 August 2010 09:28

Jaguar showed off a bespoke XJ at this weekend's Pebble Beach concours d'elegance. The XJ75 Platinum Concept is the latest in a string of 75th anniversary show cars and is designed to demonstrate 'the design customisation potential' of the latest XJ - hinting at further derivatives to follow.What, you mean a new Jaguar XJR?Well, that's one interpretation. The XJ75 Platinum ...

VW Phaeton – the 2010 facelift is unveiled at Beijing

Rated 2.5 out of 52.5

Tim Pollard, 22 April 2010 09:52

Pay attention at the back. This is the new, facelifted VW Phaeton, unveiled today at the 2010 Beijing motor show. You’re pulling our leg! This can’t be a new Phaeton… It most certainly is. The design refresh may be subtle, but there are a few small cosmetic changes to accompany a flurry of minor technical upgrades. You’ll (just about) spot ...

Audi A8 W12 LWB (2010): the first official photos

Rated 2.5 out of 52.5

Tim Pollard, 16 April 2010 10:31

Audi today announced the new long-wheelbase A8 L. Due to be unveiled at the 2010 Beijing motor show, the stretched Audi A8 will be popular with the chauffeur crowd and the extra 130mm in the wheelbase liberates oodles of space for back-seat loungers, judging by these first official photos.The new A8 L now tops 5267mm in length and Audi points ...

Aston Martin Rapide 24hr race car (2010) unveiled

Rated 4 out of 54

Tim Pollard, 06 April 2010 09:30

Aston Martin has shown off the new race-spec version of its Rapide sports saloon. It's bound to make its competition debut at the 24-hour race at the Nurburgring on 15-16 May 2010. The Rapide will be driven by Aston CEO Ulrich Bez, who has a history of competing at the Nordschleife in his part-time role as a gentleman racer. It's ...

Audi A8 (2010): the latest spy photos

Rated 3 out of 53

Tim Pollard, 10 September 2009 09:56

This is the new 2010 Audi A8, scooped on test in Europe sporting a very BMW-style swirly whirly disguise. The A8 won’t be at next week’s 2009 Frankfurt motor show, and we’re expecting to see it at a later date in 2009 around November time. Audi has already issued a teaser sketch of the new A8’s headlamp, but now we ...

Rolls-Royce Ghost (2009): the actual production one

Rated 3.5 out of 53.5

Tim Pollard, 06 September 2009 22:12

Rolls-Royce calls it the RR4, it'll be called the Ghost in showrooms and we were calling it the baby Roller. That nonsense will have to stop now we've seen the final production version of the new Rolls Ghost, due to be unveiled at the 2009 Frankfurt motor show. It's vast! These first official pictures and details have been released, giving ...

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