New Audi A3 Sedan: New Audi A4 Competitor?

Audi A3 Sedan, everyone was expecting to see a sedan version of the Audi A3. A3 is the leader of the luxury hatchback market. Even the presence of Mercedes A-Class or the BMW 1-Series could not manage to take the place of the Audi A3. Literally, if you want a luxury hatchback you first consider the Audi A3. However, until this time people were stuck with the Audi A3 hatchback or jump to Volkswagen Jetta. However, Jetta is not at the same level with the Audi A3.
The Audi A3 offers new standards to market such as; Bang & Olufsen sound system and leather upholstery are some of the improvements for the competition. 
A3 is powered by these engines: 1,4 TFSI 4-cylinder petrol engine with 140 HP / 250 Nm of torque; 8,4 seconds to reach 100 km/h and top speed of 213 km/h. 1,8 TFSI 4-cylinder petrol engine with 180 HP / 250 Nm of torque; 7,3 seconds to reach 100 km/kh and 235 km/h top speed. And the diesel is; 2-lt TDI four-cylinder with 150 HP / 320 Nm of torque. 8,7 seconds are enough to reach 100 km/h and top speed is 220 km/h.
Lastly, if Audi does not improve the interior space of the upcoming Audi A4; A3 Sedan may catch some of the customers from the A4. Because, A3 Sedan looks quite similar to A4 and if the legroom and interior is not that different, you may see some customers shifting from A4 to A3 Sedan.
Also, I really wonder who is going to order Bang & Olufsen in an A3. This option is way too expensive!

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Mercedes New S-Class 2014 (W222) Photos are Here with Katy Perry

New Mercedes S-Klasse, sorry S-Class is revealed. New S-Class offers more technology, more safety, more power, more efficiency, more conservative look and more similarity to E-Class like in 1990s. Today, revealed the spy photos of the new S-Class and it looks fantastic. However, if we didn’t have the E-Class on production!
Unfortunately, Mercedes went back on time and decided to design their cars based on 1990s philosophy. From C-Class to S-Class, they will look the same from the front. I was very happy when the S-Class (W220) was introduced in 1998 with a distinctive look, but we are back to beginning of 1990s with this new S-Class. My opinion, Mercedes realised that Audi is making a lot of money by similarly looking cars. But the reality is different!
Audi A8 does look like Audi A6, A6 looks like A4. Thus; Audi A8 looks like A4. And many people buy Audi A8 for this reason. Audi A8 is the only large luxury saloon, which does not pose on the road. No one realises how expensive the A8 is, or cannot understand difference between A6 and A8. By this way, you can go around everywhere without even been noticed by people. That’s what I like with Audi.
However, this does not work with Mercedes. When there is a star on a bonnet, the game is over! That’s a Mercedes. 
This new S-Class is the über conservative model since 1990s. When you look around the S-Class, you understand the influence of Maybach, F700 concept car and conservative concern in every single detail. And this confused me a lot! One side of me says, new S-Class looks fantastic and excites me; on the other hand I really don’t want to see one! Designers did their job very well. 
The interior is really well made as I can see from the photos but I need to see in real life to feel the quality of the materials. As I noticed, the new S-Class does not offer 8-zone climate control like in Rolls Royce. So, still S-Class has long way to catch up with Rolls Royce.
In my opinion, new S-Class will bring back the conservative consumers and confuse some the young generation consumers. New S-Class offers so many safety system, I really cannot write it now. Literally, S-Class has everything except ejection seat and emergency slide. Moreover, this new model definitely headed for the Bentley. The design philosophy for the interior is a very supporting statement. On the other hand, the tendency to offer wide range engine becomes a weakness for S-Class to compete with Bentley. Bentley is exclusive and people buy them because they can afford to run a huge petrol engine.
Whether you don’t like the S-Class like me or love it like many people. After this car is on market, it will be a serious competitor. I cannot say that Bentley will lose customers and Rolls Royce will a small scope earthquake. These brands are über exclusive and really hard to take their place. But I really appreciate the effort of Mercedes.
I still go for an Audi A8 W12, no one really knows the W12 and no one really understand how expensive it is. And A8 is the only visible car with stealth mode always on. If you don’t want to show your money, go for an A8.
Lastly, as you may noticed Mercedes did subconscious advertisement. Just look at the climate control screen and you will see the California Gurls / Katy Perry. I really don’t why Mercedes place this three year old but still exciting song. I think, Mercedes tried to give a message to our subconscious  New S-Class may look conservative but it is extremely young deep inside ;)
So, here is the Katy Perry, enjoy ;)

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Cars in James Bond Skyfall

James Bond Skyfall, I have just watched the movie and I wanted to write about the cars in the movie. Because, there are more cars placed in Skyfall that you imagine.
The list starts with Land Rover Defender and Audi A4. Then JaguarXJ as you expected, then we Range Rover as usual. China sequences starts with Mercedes S500 (S550 for US market) and the taxi was a Volkswagen Passat. And we saw Land Discovery 4 as police vehicles and as a normal vehicle. I totally forgot the wrecked Volkswagen Beetles in the Turkey.
The London Police was driving Kia Optima, Sportage and Opel/VauxhallAstra. I really don’t know whether the London Police drives Kia or not! And the fire trucks were Dennis, a British classic. Later on, Bond left the Jaguar XJ and moved away with the Aston Martin DB5.
If there are more cars, I will update the post later. It was quite hard to keep up with in the Skyfall :)

Land Rover Defender
Audi A4
Jaguar XJ
Range Rover

Mercedes S-Class
Volkswagen Passat
Land Rover Discovery 4
Volkwagen Beetle
Kia Optima
Kia Sportage
Opel / Vauxhall Astra
Aston Martin DB5
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New Ford Mondeo in Details

New Ford Mondeo, this time a proper new one! More competitive, more innovative than ever! I would like to start with Advanced Active Park Assist; Mondeo will be the first Ford that is capable of parking perpendicular. I know many cars do this nowadays, not that exciting!
The more exciting functions are coming! In Mondeo’s segment there was a feature missing for ages and I was really annoyed with that, electric steering wheel adjustment. This function is very useful and reflects the brand’s precision to detail. And new Ford Mondeo is going to offer electric steering wheel adjustment with memory function, keep in mind you cannot have this function in an Aston Martin. Like many other brands, new Mondeo will feature electric assisted power steering and don’t worry about feeling, steering wheel will offer heating function :)
Another sexy function is the massaging seats, I always envy the BMW, Mercedes and Audi for their sexy massage function and now we can have it with new Mondeo. Moreover, seats also feature 10-way adjustment with memory as well. 10-way adjustment is really amazing and makes your journey more comfortable.
Let’s go under the new Mondeo; a new integral link suspension will be feature. This new technology improves the handling, ride comfort and noise especially for rear passengers. Previous Mondeos were a bit tough to rear passengers. Interior quality is also improved with soft-touch materials to increase premium feeling. For estate or station wagon model will be offering panoramic glass roof.
The engines of new Mondeo are; 1-lt EcoBoost petrol engine, ECOnectic 1.6-lt diesel, 2-lt petrol powered hybrid with 3.5kW li-ion battery, 1.5-lt and 2-lt EcoBoost petrol engines. Another diesel will be 2-lt TDCi. There is more under the new Mondeo, diesel models will be available with all-wheel drive system. 6-speed automatic gearbox will be available and I am sure Ford will offer double clutch automatic option as well.
Full LED will not be privilege to particular brands, new Mondeo will feature full LED headlights. First on the segment.
Ford SYNC with MyFord technology will be available and you will have a WiFi hotstop inside the new Mondeo with 8-inch touchscreen.
Lastly, new Mondeo improves the rear passenger safety by rear inflatable seatbelts.
In my opinion, new Mondeo moved the benchmark up to a new level. After the new Mondeo, this segment will not be same again. Audi A4, Volkswagen Passat, BMW 3-Series, Mercedes C-Class are others will be outdated with these new technologies. Especially with all-wheel drive option, Mondeo will be my first choice on this segment.

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Audi A What

As we all know that cars do not have the technology to be in stealth mode. Especially luxury brands, it is nearly impossible to ignore them. I am sure that, if it is possible to have stealth mode in cars, it won’t work with luxury brands. They are theoretically and practically impossible to ignore. They are designed for this; they have to show their price, reflect the wealth of the customer and diversify their selves from the other cars at any condition.
Unfortunately, this theory does not work with new Audi “A What?” model. Audi did not reveal a new model called “A What”. Actually new A6 is the A What? New Audi A6 is nearly impossible to be identified at anytime and mostly at night! Last week I saw a new A6 and I wasn’t sure whether it is the new one or not.
It looks the same as A4, similar to A8 but you can diversify by their size (Hopefully!). Front look is a photocopy of A4, it does not look big and it does not look really different from the previous model. I know it offers lots of new technologies and nice interior but exterior is not that good. I was expecting to see something really sensational but it is just a interpretation of A4 and old A6, that’s all.
Mercedes E Class, BMW 5 Series and Jaguar XF look much much better than the new A6. And this proofs that, Audi targets to a new market! People who want to own luxury cars but do not wish to be spotted! Here it is the new Audi A6, the best way to go stealth mode.
Karl Lagerfeld has a bag, which say “Karl who?” Because many people gives that reaction, when you say his name. And he found a very nice solution to this. I think A6 should have a package like this, A What Package with matte black, black wheel, black leather and extreme matte black car cover!

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Audi: Vorsprung Durch Matryoshka

When I see a new Audi, I always remember the Russian doll matryoshka. These are placed one inside each other. Like new Audi range. When you buy an A8, you end up to A1 very easy! Thanks to their new design identity, each new Audi looks more similar to each other and becomes terribly hard to identify!
Recently I saw the new A1 and I could not understand whether it was A3 or not. I know, A1 is smaller and has a different design. But it is quite hard to understand the difference with bare eyes. You have to use electron microscope to identify it. Matryoshka syndrome has been seen in other German brands too, Mercedes and BMW were the kind of these. During ‘90s, Mercedes C Class, E Class and S Class were typically the same with each other. It was quite hard to understand the difference from far. But BMW made it worse and 3, 5 and 7 were nearly the same and you have to place your nose in front the bonnet to see the difference.
However, both BMW and Mercedes cured from this syndrome and now we can identify their models very clearly. In following decade, we will see this in new Audis also. Even though Audi has a significant place between BMW and Mercedes, there is still a long way to travel.





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