Saloon

BMW M5 Saloon... Innovation, BMW Style

Much like BMW drivers around the world, BMW themselves are renowned for modesty and subtleness in abundance… So According to BMW, The M5 Saloon which “has defined the high-performance saloon segment for more than 25 years… and in the process has become the most successful car of its type in the world” have announced that the new fifth-generation model “raises the concept of the premium executive saloon combining track-car dynamics and supreme touring comfort to an even higher level.” Naturally…

According to BMW, the new M5 features “the most potent engine ever” devised by BMW's amazingly fantastic high-performance ‘M division’, along with “race-bred chassis technology that includes an Active M differential and electronic damping control”, exciting stuff.

The unique exterior design has been dictated by the technical requirements of the car, while the luxurious sports car-like cockpit offers an extensive range of ‘innovative’ driver assistance systems and mobility services, (In this instance, we expect ‘Innovative’ to be a sat-nav that tells the driver to calm down, or slaps them for undertaking, overtaking, or generally being a BMW driver)

The M5 features all of the usual mod-cons as standard, Heads-up-display, heated seats, DAB etc… and some impressive extras as standard, with Bluetooth connectivity, sat-nav (as discussed) and adaptive xenon headlights.  

Optional equipment including a rear-view camera, High-Beam Assistant, Speed Limit information and… hold on… what’s this…? Lane Change and Lane Departure warnings, Surround View and BMW Night Vision to ensure the driver is aware of anything and everything happening within the vicinity of the car”. Now that’s Innovation! Thanks BMW!

Oh wait… what’s this?

“A Mobile Application preparation allows iPhone owners to receive web radio stations and display Facebook and Twitter posts on the Control Display”

you were so close…

The new M5 Saloon will be available in the UK in November 2011, priced at £73,040 on-the-road.

Saab Announces Prices and Specification for 9-3

Saab have updated the 9-3 and brought it up to scratch with it's older brother the 9-5.  

Benefitting from a new front grille inside the redesigned bumper, 'ice block' headlamps and a reshaped booty to show off the centered Saab boot badge, the new 9-3 has been brought into 2011 with grace and style.

 

 

Saab MY12 Saloon Price List:  

 

Trim

 

Fuel

 

Engine

 

HP

 

Transmission

 

CO2 (g/km)

On-the-Road

Price (OTR)

SE Diesel 1.9 TTiD 130 Manual 6-speed 119 £22,495
1.9 TTiD

160

160

Manual 6-speed

Automatic 6-speed

119

153

£22,995

£24,530

1.9 TTiD

180

180

Manual 6-speed

Automatic 6-speed

119

153

£23,495

£25,030

Petrol 2.0t

163

163

Manual 6-speed

Automatic 6-speed

155

185

£21,495

£22,875

Aero Diesel 1.9 TTiD

180

180

Manual 6-speed

Automatic 6-speed

129

153

£26,995

£28,530

Petrol 2.0T

220

220

Manual 6-speed

Automatic 6-speed

155

185

£27,245

£28,770

2.0 T XWD

220

220

Manual 6-speed

Automatic 6-speed

194

206

£29,255

£30,760

 

MY12 Saab 9-3 SportWagon Price List:

 

Trim

 

Fuel

 

Engine

 

HP

 

Transmission

 

CO2 (g/km)

On-the-Road

Price (OTR)

SE Diesel 1.9 TTiD 130 Manual 6-speed 119 £23,620
1.9 TTiD

160

160

Manual 6-speed

Automatic 6-speed

119

159

£24,120

£25,655

1.9 TTiD

180

180

Manual 6-speed

Automatic 6-speed

119

159

£24,620

£26,155

Petrol 2.0t

163

163

Manual 6-speed

Automatic 6-speed

159

190

£22,620

£24,270

Aero Diesel 1.9 TTiD

180

180

Manual 6-speed

Automatic 6-speed

135

159

£28,230

£29,655

Petrol 2.0T

220

220

Manual 6-speed

Automatic 6-speed

159

190

£28,370

£30,020

2.0 T XWD

220

220

Manual 6-speed

Automatic 6-speed

195

209

£30,380

£31,885

9-3X Diesel 1.9 TTiD

180

180

Manual 6-speed

Automatic 6-speed

135

159

£26,495

£27,920

Petrol 2.0 T XWD

220

220

Manual 6-speed

Automatic 6-speed

195

209

£27,620

£29,125

 

MY12 Saab 9-3 Convertible Price List:

 

Trim

 

Fuel

 

Engine

 

HP

 

Transmission

 

CO2 (g/km)

On-the-Road

Price (OTR)

SE Diesel 1.9 TTiD

160

160

Manual 6-speed

Automatic 6-speed

137

162

£27,495

£28,920

1.9 TTiD

180

180

Manual 6-speed

Automatic 6-speed

137

162

£27,995

£29,420

Petrol 2.0t 

163

180

Manual 6-speed

Automatic 6-speed

173

199

£27,495

£29,050

Aero Diesel 1.9 TTiD

180

180

Manual 6-speed

Automatic 6-speed

137

162

£31,745

£33,170

Petrol 2.0T

220

220

Manual 6-speed

Automatic 6-speed

173

199

£31,995

£33,550

New Look for the Infiniti G range

Since moving into Europe, Infiniti have merged into the premium motoring landscape with ease, still making an impression, but a subtle one.

Moving into 2011 sees the Infiniti brand take a look at the G range, and now we have three revised models to choose from, with plenty of variants too...

 

The G Saloon

Price: £33,508 - £40,704

 

 

The G Coupé

Price: £36,319 - £41,395

 

 

The G Convertible

Price: £45,185

 

 

 

Audi Gives A3 a Boot.

I'm not saying they've all crowded round and kicked the alloys but Audi have designed an all new A3 saloon(claiming it's a concept but it's too true to form for it not to be made), one imagines to compete with the likes of the 1 series coupé - but Audi have kept it as a 4-door as opposed to the BMW's 3-door body, fundamentally making it a small A4.

Last year was an exciting time for Audi, and it looks like this year's going to be much the same... (the way things are going it'll probably have a convertible, 4x4 'Q' derivative and a coupe version within the next week)