Designed by the German tuning specialist Hartge for those who think that the new X5 E70 series is just not extreme enough, the new upgrade program for the 2009 BMW X5 xDrive35d performance SUV includes not only the usual mix of add-on plastic and carbon, but also actually makes its 3.0-liter engine significantly more powerful. As a result, you get yourself a car, which is not just different from the rest of the pack, but is actually more fun to drive, although I am not sure whether you will be able to shell almost €30,000 for the parts and labor.
The German first-tier tuner B&B -a brand that is ready to offer you appearance and performance upgrade products for just about any European car starting with Seat and Skoda and going all the way up the food pyramid to Bentley and Jaguar- has just unveiled its new comprehensive personalization program for the 2009 Audi S5 and A5 performance convertibles.
German super-tuner Hamann -a company that deals in all things luxury including Mercs, Porsches, and Lamborghinis, but clearly preferring to be associated with BMW- has just revealed its first comprehensive customization program for the still-fresh BMW X6 sports car. Being a rather strange mix of a four-door coupe and an SUV, the base vehicle tries to be a jack of all trades. The German tuning specialist, however, helps you make the sporty crossover what it has to be: a sports car that, while still being a bit overweight compared to a normal four-door coupe, has all things necessary to give you a right mixture of driving pleasure and utility that many crossovers strived for, but only a few of them actually achieved.
It has been officially confirmed that the new fuel-sipping Porsche Cayenne Diesel crossover SUV powered by an oil-burning engine will reach European showrooms by March 2009.
It is reported that the British-based ultra-luxury brand is seriously pondering an introduction of a smaller Rolls-Royce for the next model year. Although their “full-size” limousines enjoy great success among the wealthier crowd, it looks like BMW, RR’s current owner, wants to make an even bigger profit from the brand by introducing a vehicle that will possibly target Bentley, its long time archrival, which is owned by Volkswagen.
The German tuning alpha-dog will soon start selling its Brabus ECO PowerXtra after-market engine control unit for 2006-2008 Mercedes-Benz cars: the ECU.
The struggling American carmaker Chrysler has at last decided to add a diesel-powered model to its 2007 Jeep Grand Cherokee line-up of mid-sized crossover SUVs. What’s even better is that this time the launch of an oil-burner is not limited to only European models: the highly fuel-efficient and clean diesel-powered crossovers will finally reach North American market, too.
The 2006 Lexus IS 220d Sport entry-luxury rear-wheel drive car comes equipped with a 175 horsepower four-cylinder diesel engine with a common rail fuel injection system.