The F40 was built to celebrate Ferrari’s 40th anniversary. A very fast berlinetta designed by Pininfarina, it was built mainly from composites. Its sophisticated high-performance, turbo-charged running gear combined with a first class chassis gave it the kind of great dynamic prowess that was close to that of a racing car. It was greeted with great enthusiasm by enthusiasts and the number of examples eventually built exceeded the company’s wildest dreams.
BMW-Chef Norbert Reithofer hat im Gespräch mit auto motor und sport den Bau eines neuen SUV angekündigt. Nach dem Erfolg des X6 werde es oberhalb des X3 ein weiteres Modell geben. "Ja, wir werden über dem X3 einen BMW X4 positionieren", sagte Reithofer. Der neue SUV wird rund 4,65 Meter lang werden und die Motorenpalette des X3 übernehmen (184 bis 306 PS). Ausgestattet wird der BMW X4 mit Allradantrieb, Start-Stopp-Automatik, Head-up-Display und Sprachsteuerung. Da der BMW X4 aber deutlich coupéartiger wird als der X3, fällt der Kofferraum mit einem Volumen von rund 500 Litern deutlich kleiner aus als beim kleinen Bruder. quelle: AMS
MASERATI'S VISION OF A HIGH PERFORMING SPORT LUXURY SUV Frankfurt, September 13, 2011. A new Maserati vehicle in the sport luxury SUV segment will represent a natural direction for Maserati to enlarge its product range and strengthen its presence in the sport luxury market. For some reason SUVs today never seem to offer the kind of uplifting driving pleasure and luxury atmosphere that are two givens of today's high-end sports and luxury cars. And this is precisely what Maserati set out to do with its new sport luxury SUV concept that is being unveiled at the Frankfurt Auto Show today, the forerunner of the future Maserati range, creating at once discontinuity by entering a new segment, and continuity by maintaining the integrity of Maserati's DNA.
Opel/Vauxhall revealed its vision for the next phase of urban mobility -- the RAK e. The two-seater concept vehicle is part of Opel/Vauxhall's strategy to retain its leadership role in the electric car segment. The battery operated vehicle which weighs just a third of a conventional small car is extremely economical: it costs just one Euro to travel 100 km.
Mercedes-Benz is dreaming up the future with the F-125 ! a luxury sedan that shows how a car in 25 year can look like. The Concept was just unveiled at the Frankfurt Auto Show - here is the very first video.
Most important is the technology of this revolutionary concept.
Mercedes-Benz favors Hydrogen as the energy source for the F-Cell Hybrid electric engine and achieves due to an integrated tanks in the body of the car an outstanding range of 1000 Kilometer or about 650 miles - entirely emission free.