The new 2011 Bentley Continental GT, that was officially unveiled this week at the 2010 International Motor Show in Paris, looks like a quintessence of wet dreams and technological advances of the first decade of the XXI century.
The ‘World Series by Renault’ Clio Renault Sport Edition small hatchback was officially presented to the public last weekend at the famous Magny-Cours track.
The 2008 Volvo XC70 station wagon with some cross-country skills will cost you as low as $37,520.
That’s if you take a very basic model, which is still a lot more luxurious than an average German estate from BMW or Mercedes-Benz of a similar size and within the same price range. Besides a set of 16-inch alloy wheels, for the money you will also get an eight-way power driver’s seat, dual zone climate control system and lots of other amenities.
The 2009 Jaguar XF super-sedan, which will be officially unveiled only in the middle of September, has already received a recommended price tag for the U.K. Although Jaguar is usually associated with very expensive “flagship” models, the new FX will in fact feature, um, an entry-level model that will allow you to own a British legend without breaking a bank.
The new rear-wheel drive Nissan NISMO 350Z may be looking not as cute as the “ordinary” 350Z does, but it is surely more interesting to look at than the (visually) boring 2007 Audi TT and is certainly more powerful and agile than its more affordable sibling. (NOTE: Pricing information updated, see after the jump)
Calling the new Bentley Brooklands the world’s most exclusive coupe, Bentley plans to limit the vehicle’s production to only 550 units for the model’s entire lifetime. Well, even that number looks somewhat optimistic taking into consideration the vehicle’s street price of more than $340,000.
The 2008 Mercedes-Benz C180 Kompressor entry-level model will soon arrive to official dealers carrying a price stick of mere €29,988. Churning out healthy 156 hp of power and whole 230 Nm of torque, the car comes equipped with either a five-speed automatic or a six-speed manual gearbox and takes less than 10 seconds to go from zero to 100 km/h. Not really impressive if you compare it to some AMG monster, but, well, performance nicely matches the price.
Volvo has presented its new top-of-the-range 2007 Volvo S80 Executive sedan. First revealed to the European drivers last February during Geneva Motor Show, the second-generation S80 not only raised the bar in overall safety protection of car occupants, but has also offered significant improvements in fuel economy and comfort. The new Executive trim, which is being introduced to the British market, makes the car feel even more luxurious.
The German tuning specialist Racedesign Automotive makes a nice holiday gift to motorists still owning older 1997-2001 Audi A6 type B vehicles. Although on these promotional photos the parts of the body kit look somewhat “aftermarket”, I must admit that the guys from Racedesign did their homework and the plastic somehow manages to blend nicely into the dated design of the good old A6.
The second-generation Lexus LX 470 Limited Edition luxury SUV that the Japanese carmaker has upgraded around four years ago clearly approaches the end of its life cycle and will soon be replaced with a new (probably, even plusher and less off-road capable) version. This 2007 Lexus LX 470 Limited Edition version, a swan song of the aging model, will start at $67,805, adding $410 to the base model’s generous $67,395 price tag.