Tag Archives: 2009 New York International Auto Show

Liveblog: GM, Segway Announce Personal Urban Mobility & Accessibility Concept

 

This morning, GM will reveal “a revolutionary vehicle to help people move through crowded cities and alleviate the significant issues of congestion, safety, parking, affordability, and energy concerns.” This vehicle may be the next evolution of the “Personal Urban Mobility & Accessibility” collaboration with Segway. We’re liveblogging the details as they surface.

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Wednesday Wallpaper: All-New Mercedes Benz E63 AMG

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With the 2009 New York Auto Show just around the corner, we’re starting to get a glimpse of the vehicles that will be shown.  One such vehicle that will be shown is this all-new Mercedes-Benz E63 AMG, which features the monster 6.2-liter V8 engine found in other recent AMG models.  This new E63 gets an 11 horsepower bump from the outgoing model to 518, and torque is bumped up to a very substantial 465lb-ft. 

The new E63 will also sport the new seven-speed dual clutch SpeedShift transmission that found its way into the SL63 roadster.  Mercedes-Benz claims that this reduces fuel consumption by 12%, and makes driving a whole hell of a lot more fun.  Suspension wise, the E63 gets AMGRIDE CONTROL which is Mercedes’ fancy word for electronically controlled damping system. 

While we here at S:S:L are a bit split on the new E-Class design direction, we all agree that we can’t wait to get one of these on a road course.

Full E63 AMG Wallpaper Gallery (1440×960) after the Jump

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Badonkadonk: Porsche Reveals First Official Photos of the Panamera Gran Turismo


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Porsche has released the first photos of what it is calling the Panamera Gran Turismo, the first four-door in Porsche’s lineup. Officially, Porsche will be marketing the Panamera as a four-door grand touring sports car, meaning potential Maxima buyers will have another choice to consider.

The Panamera will feature three engines, ranging from a 300-horsepower V6 to the range topping direct injection 500-horsepower turbocharged V8. Power will get to the rear wheels via a six-speed manual gearbox or Porsche’s new seven-speed PDK Doppelkupplungsgetriebe transmission. We’ve found that Doppelkupplungsgetriebe is a far more impressive in conversation than double-clutch, so practice up on your German.

Porsche says that the Panamera will make its world debut in the Spring of 2009 and will arrive at U.S. dealers in the Fall of 2009.

As a side note, after looking at these photos for a few days, I’m convinced that rear end is something that only Sir-Mix-A-Lot could love. What do you think of the Panamera? If it were YOUR money, which sport four-door would you buy? We love to see your comments!


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