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Goodwood Festival of Speed: New BMW M6 Photos

BMW M6 is here! Nothing more to say! BMW M6 is in front you. State-of-art engine with amazing driving experience. Really worth every penny of its price tag!
New BMW M6 is powered by a 4,4-lt twin turbo petrol engine produces 560 PS of power and 680 Nm of torque and coupled with seven-speed M Double Clutch gearbox.
BMW M6 Coupe: 
Acceleration [0 – 100 km/h (62 mph)]: 4.2 seconds, 
Acceleration [0 – 200 km/h (124 mph)]: 12.6 seconds, 
Top speed: 250 km/h (155 mph), 305 km/h (189 mph) with M Driver’s Package, 
Average fuel consumption: 9.9 litres/100 kilometres (28.5 mpg imp),
CO2 emissions: 232 g/km, exhaust standard: EU5.



  

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Goodwood Festival of Speed: Mercedes ML 63 AMG Photos

Mercedes ML 63 AMG is the most powerful model of Mercedes M-Class and recently, Mercedes revealed the new M-Class. This made us to wait for the new ML 63 AMG! And finally I saw ML 63 AMG with my own eyes!

Similar to SL 63 AMG, ML 63 AMG does not look very aggressive like old days. I really don’t know why they decided to change the design philosophy for the ML 63 AMG! I really loved the previous aggressive look of the ML 63 AMG.

I still could not get use to new ML’s rear look. I guess, I would love to drive ML 63 AMG but too conservative design places an obstacle between the ML 63 AMG and me.

Technical details are here!

ML 63 AMG
Displacement
5461 cc
Bore x stroke
98.0 x 90.5 mm
Compression ratio
10.0 : 1
Output
386 kW (525 hp) at 5250 rpm
410 kW (557 hp) at 5750 rpm*
Max. torque
700 Nm at 1750-5000 rpm
760 Nm at 2000-5000 rpm*
Engine weight (dry)
204 kg
Fuel consumption, NEDC combined
11.8 l/100 km
CO2 emissions
276 g/km
Efficiency class
F
Acceleration 0-100 km/h
4.8 s
4.7 s*
Top speed
250 km/h**

 

 

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Goodwood Festival of Speed: New Mercedes A-Class

New Mercedes A-Class is finally revealed in UK to public during Goodwood Festival of Speed. Mercedes A-Class was introduced in the end of 1990s. And since A-Class was introduced, unfortunately the average age of the customers did not improve as A-Class improved.
Therefore, Mercedes decided to make a revolution with the new A-Class and introduce something sexy and tempting. Honestly, they made it! After Mercedes Actros truck, new A-Class is one of the best looking Mercedes available on market. 
When I compare with BMW 1-Series and new Audi A3; Mercedes A-Class is the refreshed one. Because, BMW and Audi did not wish to undergo a heavy design change and the new models look quite similar to previous one. Therefore, new Mercedes A-Class is the most exclusive one on this segment, even though it is front wheel drive.

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Goodwood Festival of Speed: BMW M135i

BMW M135i, is the new small monster from BMW. BMW 1-Series is a real tiny car and 3-lt 320 PS petrol engine is a monster. When you combine 320 PS engine with BMW 1-Series, the result is M135i monster. And I had opportunity to see it in Goodwood Festival of Speed.
As you can see, BMW M135i does not look that different but accelerates to 100 kph (62 mph) in 4,9 seconds with 8-speed automatic gearbox and 5,1 seconds with manual. Why? Because, modern automatic gearboxes shifts faster than a human arm, therefore acceleration numbers are better!
With 8-speed automatic gearbox, BMW M135i is a must have car!

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Goodwood Festival of Speed: BMW X6 M50d

Goodwood Festival of Speed featured the BMW’s most lunatic diesel engine, trio turbo 3-lt diesel that creates 381 PS of power and 740 Nm of torque. This lunatic engine was inside a BMW X6 and it was right hand drive.
I saw BMW X6 M50d model during February with partial camouflage but I didn’t have chance to take a picture. Now, here it is! This X6 M50d would definitely offer the best driving experience with its three turbos! 381 PS of power and 740 Nm of torque will make your day!

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Goodwood Festival of Speed: Peugeot 208 GTi Concept

Peugeot 208 GTi is here! I finally saw the new 208 GTi in Goodwood Festival of Speed. Since 205 GTi, I was expecting to see something really fast and ground breaking. Hopefully, 208 GTi satisfy us from each perspective. Engine is a 1,6-lt turbo produces 200 PS of power and enables to accelerate to 100 kph (62 mph) under 7 seconds. Under 7 seconds means, 208 GTi is light and powerful!
As you know from the Peugeot 208, the interior is well built and GTi features also the go-kart style steering wheel. I am pretty sure that Peugeot 208 GTi would be fun to drive with go-kart style steering wheel. As I know 208 GTi is offered with manual gearbox but I don’t know about the future possibilities. Keep in mind, it is still a concept.

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Goodwood Festival of Speed: Peugeot HX1 Concept Car

Peugeot HX1 Concept Car was in Goodwood Festival of Speed as well. HX1 is one of the important pieces of the festival. Especially spotting a concept car is not something very easy and there were many of them in Goodwood. 
Peugeot HX1 is revealed last year and represents French luxury. Actually, HX1 is a really large saloon that is similar to Mercedes R-Class! Concept car is powered by a 2,2-lt turbo diesel engine with 204 PS of power and 70 kW electric motor powers the rear wheels; in total both engines creates 299 PS of power. And HX1 manages to achieve 88 mpg or 3,2 lt/km with 83 g/km CO2 level. 
Numbers are really tempting!

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Goodwood Festival of Speed: Mercedes 300 SL

Mercedes 300SL was in the Goodwood Festival of Speed. What I can say more ?

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Goodwood Speed of Festival: Mercedes SL 63 AMG

Mercedes SL 63 AMG, what to say more ? 5,5-lt V8 engine produces 537 PS (564 PS with performance package)! And SL 63 AMG needs only 4,3 seconds to reach 100 kph (62 mph). Mercedes SL 63 AMG was presented during the Goodwood Festival of Speed last week and I had the unique opporutnity to look closer.
Production quality of the Mercedes SL 63 AMG is improved, especially you feel the improved quality in interior. I was not happy with some of the plastic interior parts in previous Mercedes SL. They were destroying the harmony of the interior and hopefully, Mercedes reduced the amount of plastic and improved the quality of existing plastic for interior. For exterior, SL 63 AMG does not look that aggressive. And I liked it, when the car is more aggressive customers purchase them to show-off, when the car does not look aggressive, it turns into an exclusive one. And Mercedes SL 63 AMG looks more exclusive rather than aggressive. So, it is cooler now!
Overall, Mercedes SL 63 AMG offer better quality, better design, more exclusive and obviously more competitive with exclusive brands. Now I can say that SL brand is more independent than the Mercedes brand. And Mercedes had to do this, in order to improve the competitiveness of the SL to Aston Martin, Maserati and Ferrari. 

  

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Goodwood Festival of Speed: Alfa Romeo MiTo

Alfa Romeo MiTo! Here is my favourite car. Alfa Romeo launched the TwinAir engine model during the Goodwood Festival of Speed event. MiTo TwinAir model is powered a 0,875-lt petrol engine that produces 85 PS of power and produces only 98 g/km CO2. This means, in UK you don’t need to pay road tax and no congestion charge for London.
And there was a live DJ in Alfa Romeo stand :)