"A car world without Audi, BMW, Mercedes and VW is also unimaginable that a fashion week without parades Dior or Chanel." This surprising shortcut s corruptions insisted by a Chinese dignitary at the last show of Shanghai shows the importance of the German automobile for the past sixty years. Supremacy without false note since the end of the second world war. While the Germans their engineering to manufacture 6 cylinders for highways that they were the only ones to have, the French attached to design a 2CV for rural roads. German know-how is today as it is the market in all its niches, with refinement and sophisticated technology. These unpublished five German the show once more.
Mini Goodwood Small is really beautiful
Fifty thousand euros, that is what will likely cost this new Mini ultraluxe. A nugget by Munich (BMW ownership of English legend) to give this full of delicacy bolide an aura that becomes indisputable with competitors (Audi A1, Alfa Mito, DS3) to longer teeth. And prestige of Rolls Royce. Ma-DOM (magnifying glass of Walnut for trim, leather Nappa for windsurfing board, leather dye for seats, Kashmir to the ceiling, wool lamb for carpets) and colors (black for the body, ivory for the passenger compartment) reminiscent of those used for decoration by the mythical bis-tannic brand for ages. These préciosités will also come directly from Goodwood plant (cradle of the Rolls); where the middle name selected to christen this Mini. A Mini, standing forces, offers 184 ch of the Cooper S (the sportier of the range) and is barrier more technological equipment proposed in option so far. It is thought to fine alloy wheels of 17 inch drawn just for it to fire the Adaptive Xenon, Park Distance Control and audio system Radio MINI Visual Boost - including a set of hi-fi speakers Harman Kardon very perfor-mant. To appeal to the first 10,000 fans - and more - who will sign the purchase order. The Goodwood Mini is its rarity.
VW Golf Cabriolet Sea, golf and sun
Parking at Saint-too ' in Sénéquier, it was possible in the 1980s. At the time, the Russian oligarchs were less numerous and Lamborghini as rare as a panda in the garden of the Luxembourg. A car however drew its PIN of the game. A golf course. The Golf Cabriolet. After giving birth to the mythical GTI with his small family of a big engine, VW launches the canvas for the convertible top. Simple, but engineering idea. In a summer Golf Cabriolet became as coveted as the Fiat 500 today. The craze ended early 1990s or worthy heir. The success of then might be revived in 2011. Nostalgia in mind, the new Golf Cabriolet resumes the traits of the Golf current (6th generation) to which it applies the original recipe: a canvas instead of the steel roof top. Nice to look at and live - true four-seater, a careful - finish, nice to drive - most engines are the eco-sports charm of the normal Golf are taken-, and nice to buy - for 25 000 euros it takes driving-l' gear has for him; including the absence of a real competitor. We love
Mercedes class C Coupe birth of a new star
Mercedes is a specialist of the cut for a long time with no less than four models in the catalogue. It was however a. A direct competitor to the BMW 3 coupé. After thirty-five years without cloud, the fetish fireball of Munich will therefore have to share its playground with the Mercedes C-class Coupe which, in addition to its silhouette sublime elegance and finesse (an excellent aerodynamic coefficient Cx of 0.26, as only Mercedes knows draw them), treats its engines for the chrono junkies (the range of power extends from 156 to more than 400 ch) and luxury (sunroof glass earned him only a tribute), and monitors its carbon dioxide emissions (117 g of CO2/km for the best priced). This superb machine announces a price, any reasonable sum: from 35 000 euros (C 180 of entry). To be perfectly honest, is better to try to save EUR 50 000 for a model with character (C 250 CDI with beautiful options for example). A true and beautiful, very beautiful Mercedes.
Audi A6 Eloge de perfection
The rings fascinate. In France, the brand went to Mercedes and BMW last year. A great success. Twenty years ago, sales of Audi were of Lancia, and Saab. Meanwhile, the fundamentals of the mark are passed from darkness into light. Design without embellishment which breaks the air like a jet (as early as 1982, the Audi 100 is the first sedan to capitalize on a Cx - 0.32 - canon) and finishing at the insane quality (BMW and Mercedes engineers recognize themselves their delay in this matter) are now safe to combine the new A6 with taste and malice. Quasi-limousine 4.90 metres, the new large sedan Audi gum in part its measurements in a slender silhouette. winding turns at the wheel is a delight. Delicious also care developed to present the passenger compartment. On the equipment (heads-up display, speed limit signs read, night vision camera, etc.), the best of the 21st century can take place onboard serial or optional depending on models. Templates, moreover, sensitive to the environment (129 g of CO2/km for the best) despite powers of cars (from 177 to 300 HP at the time). Remarkable and price without surprise (from 39 900 euros), which is consistent with the rank of the object, neither more nor less.
BMW series 6 convertible drunkenness of gasoline
The index supported a few seconds on the command and the sun floods the passenger compartment, the wind caress the hair, but never too, even when the landscape scrolls quickly, more quickly. The signature of an object with mastery, experience and intelligence. A work as the only German manufacturers know to do so, especially those of BMW. For their great new convertible series 6, nothing is too good: aerodynamics worthy of a quasi-F1, inside the close finish of a Rolls (brand name cousin by alliance), sensation of driving that exists only in dreams and inexhaustible power (407 ch to the 650i). For at the outset a masterpiece appreciated four, although two this is of course better - the convertibles are made for love transportation. Moreover, GPS indicates routes taking "the most beautiful roads of Europe", to take the time to better knowledge... Hardware return for these dream Getaways: 112 100 euros. Extraordinary.