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The Spyker D12 Peking-to-paris is a premium 4-door high performance SUV from the Dutch vehicle maker Spyker Vehicles. The model was presented at the 2006 Geneva Motor Show and production is planned to begin in late 2007. After the introduction there, the model already received well over 100 orders.

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The Spyker C8 Aileron Spyder sports a luxury, semi-automatic canvas soft-top. The roof's operation is electric/hydraulic, secured by one central latch operated manually. Once folded, the soft-top is totally enclosed within the body of the vehicle, enabling for an undisturbed profile.

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The Spyker C12 Zagato is an all aluminium back wheel drive sports vehicle, based on the Spyker C12 Spyder. The Spyker C12 is powered by the 6. 0liter, 12 cylinder, 500 bph W12 motor from Volkswagen AG and accelerates from 0-100 km (0-60 mph) in 3. 8 seconds.

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Rolls-Royce Motor Vehicles has confirmed that a series version of the two-door, four-seat experimental vehicle, Rolls-Royce 101EX, will be launched in 2008. Production is planned to begin next summer. It will be hand-built at the company's manufacturing plant in Goodwood, England.

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Porsche 911 Targa is without doubt the most avantgarde 911, a vehicle absolutely original the world over in its style and character. Introducing the two new Porsche 911 Targa 4 and Porsche 911 Targa 4S models, Porsche is now concluding the fastest generation change ever seen within the 911 model family.

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Very low-slung, very sporty and very rare: Porsche is to release a small series of the new Porsche 911 Speedster. Paying homage to the first Porsche model to bear the name Speedster - the 356 Speedster from 1954 - the new model will be limited to just 356 cars. The twoseater differs significantly from the other members of the 911 family.

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Porsche AG is widening the top end of its Carrera model line and pairing up every of the two Porsche 911 Carrera GTS with an all-wheel drive twin. That means that the Porsche 911 Carrera 4 GTS Coupé and Cabriolet will combine the 408 hp (300 Kw) top of the range motor of the Carrera GTS family with the intelligent, all-wheel drive Porsche Traction Management (PTM).

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The Porsche 911 GT2 RS is the fastest and most comprehensive road-going sports vehicle ever built in the history of Dr. Ing. Porsche AG, Stuttgart and marks the summit in the 911 range. With performance up by 90 hp and weight down by 70 kilograms in comparison with the prior Porsche 911 GT2, the new Porsche 911 GT2 RS has a weight-to-power ratio of just 2.

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Rolls-Royce Motor Vehicles revealed the first layout sketches of its next new model. Known as Rolls-Royce RR4, the vehicle is thanks to be launched in 2010 and will sit alongside the Phantom model line-up. Rolls-Royce RR4 will be smaller than Phantom and powered by a new motor, original to Rolls-Royce. The layout was signed off in 2007 and engineering development is now fully underway.

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Rolls-Royce Ghost is the most comprehensive vehicle that Rolls-Royce Motor Vehicles has ever manufactured. However, Rolls-Royce performance is provided in a very various manner to other vehicles. It arrives in an elegant, cosseting way that some have described as being developed to lower the pulse, not raise it. The principle of simplicity extends to the act of driving Rolls-Royce Ghost.

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Automobile fascination paired with spectacular race vehicle layout - that is the new Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG GT3. The racing version of the Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG has been conceived as a buyer sport car for participation in race series based on FIA GT3 regulations. Meticulous lightweight construction and optimized chassis, brakes and aerodynamics deliver uncompromising dynamics.

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The Mercedes-Benz SLR Mclaren 722 Edition displays thoroughbred motor-racing attributes, having been designed in close cooperation with the motorsport specialists at the headquarters of the Mclaren Formula-1 team in England.

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The new Mercedes-Benz SLR Mclaren Roadster features innovative from motor racing and the performance of a top high-performance sports vehicle with the long-distance attributes and sophisticated atmosphere of a classic Gran Tourismo vehicle.

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The 2012 Mercedes-Benz SLK55 AMG is the most comprehensive SLK of all time. Its new AMG 5. 5-liter V8 motor featuring cylinder shutoff features the ultimate in performance with the lowest possible fuel consumption. With a peak output of 415 hp and maximum torque of 398 lb-ft, the 2012 Mercedes-Benz SLK55 AMG is poised to outperform all of its direct rivals.

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The 2012 Slk-class unites luxury convenience and luxury equipment with an especially athletic flair. At the same time the new roadster is the most economical in its class matched with segment-leading security. All-weather driving enjoyment - open or closed, during weekends or the daily commute - is inbuilt to the Slk's genes. The 2012 Mercedes-Benz SLK350 goes on-sale in the U. in June 2011.

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With the completely newly designed Mercedes-Benz Slk-class, one of the most impressive and successful sports vehicles ever built is entering its third generation. The new roadster uncompromisingly takes driving pleasure and open-air enjoyment to a new level.

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The Mercedes-Benz SLK 55 AMG is now even more dynamic: a new front apron and dark-tinted headlamps give this original eight-cylinder roadster an even more athletic exterior even at a standstill. The handling dynamics of the Mercedes-Benz SLK 55 AMG have also been sharpened.

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Top of the line in the exclusive 12-cylinder roadster segment is the Mercedes-Benz SL65 AMG launched alongside the Mercedes-Benz SL63 AMG. Its AMG 6. 0-litre V12 biturbo motor produces 450 Kw/612 hp with maximum torque of 1000 Newtonmetres - unrivalled figures even four years after the sphere release. The Mercedes-Benz SL65 AMG accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h in just 4.

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The AMG PERFORMANCE STUDIO has designed a new limited edition Mercedes-Benz SL63 AMG, the exclusive Mercedes-Benz SL 63 AMG Edition IWC. Limited to a total of 200 units, the new roadster features an eye-catching designo magno Kashmir white finish as well as an AMG Look Carbon suite with a matte surface.

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Four years on from its release, the successful Mercedes-Benz Sl-class has undergone a number of improvements, the most significant being in the areas of engineering, layout and dashboard attributes. The engines, powertrain and chassis have been optimised to deliver a sportier response.

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The 2011 Mercedes-Benz SL coupe/roadster line features the limited-edition Mercedes-Benz SL550 Night Edition, which is painted in matte-finish designo Magno Night black with a black luxury leather dashboard. Only 100 of this exclusive model are available in U. showrooms.

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The Mercedes-Benz SL 55 AMG and SL 65 AMG are now even more sporty and exclusive. Both impressive high-performance AMG Roadsters have made further substantial gains in terms of technology, layout and attributes and now provide an even more original driving experience.

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Four years on from its release, the successful Mercedes-Benz Sl-class has undergone a number of improvements, the most significant being in the areas of engineering, layout and dashboard attributes. The engines, powertrain and chassis have been optimised to deliver a sportier response.

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With the completely redeveloped SL, Mercedes-Benz continues a tradition that began 60 years ago. The letters SL have ever since been synonymous with a symbiosis of sportiness, style and convenience - and with groundbreaking innovations. The new Mercedes-Benz Sl-class has been manufactured for the first time almost completely from aluminium and weighs up to 140 kilograms less than its predecessor.

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The 2007 Mercedes-Benz S-class made its North American debut at the Greater L. Auto Show. The company's new main sedan is set to arrive at U. Mercedes-Benz dealers in early 2006. The successor to a long line of luxury luxury cars, the 2007 S-class sedan will debut with a significantly evolved layout and a stronger presence. Sharper angles and cleaner lines frame a sedan that gains about 1.

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The all-new E-class Cabriolet is the latest addition to the successful Mercedes-Benz E-class line-up. The open-top two-door model went on sale in May 2010. The two-door, four-seat Mercedes-Benz E-class Cabriolet features a classic material soft top that can be opened or closed in 20 seconds, even at speeds up to 25 mph.

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The Mercedes-Benz W210 is a mid-size luxury vehicle / executive vehicle manufactured by the German manufacturer Mercedes-Benz from 1996 via 2002. They were sold under the E-class model names in both sedan and station wagon body types. The W210 signified the entrance of Mercedes Benz into a new era in which they were to appeal to a younger sphere segment.

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Impressive layout, ultimate performance and groundbreaking efficiency: this is what the new Mercedes-Benz CLS63 AMG is all about. The top-of-the-range version of the 4-door coupé is equipped with the newly designed AMG V8 biturbo motor, featuring a peak output of up to 557 hp and 800 Nm of torque, as well as the AMG SPEEDSHIFT MCT 7-speed sports transmission.

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Outrageous proportions: a long bonnet, narrow-look windows with frameless side windows, dynamic roof sweeping rear at an angle towards the back. In 2003 the 4-door Coupé was born: and the Mercedes-Benz Cls-class immediately established itself as a new style icon.

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Stuttgart, Sep 07, 2004 At the beginning of October 2004 the new Mercedes-Benz Cls-class 4-door Coupé is being given its sphere release. The vehicle is based on a original car concept which for the first time features the elegance and dynamism of a coupé with the convenience and practicality of a saloon.

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Outrageous proportions: a long bonnet, narrow-look windows with frameless side windows, dynamic roof sweeping rear at an angle towards the back. In 2003 the 4-door Coupé was born: and the Mercedes-Benz Cls-class immediately established itself as a new style icon.

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The Mercedes-Benz CLK63 AMG Black Series is making its global debut at the New York International Auto Show, open to the public April 6-15, 2007 at the Jacob Javits Convention Center in Manhattan. Teamed with the CL65 AMG 40th Anniversary edition (a larger coupe also being represented in New York), the Mercedes-Benz CLK63 AMG Black Series coupe celebrates 40 years of AMG high-performance vehicles.

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Mercedes-Benz has represented a stand-alone model series in the guise of the new Mercedes Mercedes-Benz CLC, the compelling entry-level model in the Mercedes-Benz coupé family.

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Automobile enthusiasts with a sense of the spectacular have long held it in high regard - the Mercedes-Benz CL65 AMG. This dream vehicle with the comprehensive V12 motor and exquisite attributes is synonymous with exclusive performance and exclusive style.

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Increased performance and torque, reduced fuel consumption and exhaust emissions - these qualities are perfectly united in the new Mercedes-Benz CL63 Amg's 5. 5-liter biturbo motor. Mercedes-amg is confronting the challenges of the future, and demonstrating that dynamic performance can be perfectly combined with fuel efficiency.

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The release of the new Cl-class in autumn 2006 will be the culmination of a Mercedes-Benz coupé tradition going rear over 50 years. The two-door model features peerless exclusivity and charismatic layout with the sort of cutting-edge technology that no other maker can match worldwide.

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The Maybach make is bringing out the new Maybach Zeppelin to spearhead its luxury saloon model range. The new model, which is receiving its premiere at the Geneva Motor Show, introduces the absolute zenith in the high-end luxury saloon segment.

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Xenatec is pleased to announce the release of the Maybach Xenatec Coupé built by the Karosserie Manufaktur Weinsberg - a division of Maybach Xenatec Group - in cooperation with Maybach. Created in 2002, the Maybach is undoubtedly one of the finest vehicles ever built.

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The tradition-laden Maybach luxury make is adding a fifth model to its line-up. The new Maybach Landaulet resurrects the legend of the classic luxury landaulets, a option of which is that only the chauffeur's space is closed. An extra-large folding roof opens up over the pampered rear-seat passengers when required, leaving no obstructions between them and the blue sky above.

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The high-performance Maybach Exelero show vehicle was represented to the world for the first time in the Tempodrom in Berlin. The 700-hp two-seater with a V-12 biturbo motor is a original custom model manufactured for Fulda Reifenwerke, which is using the Maybach Exelero as a reference car for a newly designed generation of wide tyres.

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Since 2002 Maybach has been defining new standards in the top league of high-end luxury saloons, whilst at the same time continuing the tradition of legendary Maybach cars which were part of the elite in the German and international auto construction market in the nineteen twenties and thirties of the last century.

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The Maybach 57 and 62 were the first automobile models of the Maybach make since the brand's revival by Daimlerchrysler. They are derived from the Mercedes-Benz Maybach concept vehicle introduced at the 1997 Tokyo Motorshow (which was based on the Mercedes-Benz S-class sedan). Daimlerchrysler attempted to buy the Rolls-Royce/Bentley marque when Vickers provided the company up for sale.

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The main change is to the front bumper with a horizontally ribbed radiator grille fitted, one inspired by that mounted on the Quattroporte. It is one that reflects the 'family' feel of the range. The back bumper is also new. It is sportier and features wide air intakes shielded by a black, tight mesh grille.

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The Maserati GS Zagato, like its celebrated ancestor, has all-aluminium bodywork and bears the Trident on the bonnet and the Z on the wing, expressing eternal Italian excellence in its shape and its content. A winning mix that matches comprehensive and robust mechanics, with an elegant and and sports style, both rigorously Made in Italy.

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To celebrate winning the 2005 FIA GT Manufacturers' Cup, Maserati has launched a new limited edition model of the Maserati Gransport. The Maserati Gransport MC Victory will be officially launched at the upcoming Geneva Motor Show, and will be on the sphere from May, with only 180 uniquely numbered units manufactured.

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Maserati Grancabrio - four proper seatings, convenient, inviting and all-enveloping. Never before had an open-top Maserati provided so much. Never before had a vehicle with the Trident badge allowed an entire family or four friends to enjoy a journey in the open air.

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A original full hybrid Lexus LS 600h L Landaulet featuring a one-piece, transparent polycarbonate roof will serve as the official Royal Wedding vehicle on the occasion of the marriage of His Serene Highness Prince Albert II of Monaco to Ms. Charlene Wittstock on Saturday 2nd July 2011.

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The Lexus LS (sold as the Toyota Celsior in Japan, Australia, and some other countries. ) is a V8-powered, back wheel drive luxury vehicle that serves as the main of Toyota's luxury Lexus division. The UF10 I LS 400 was manufactured from 1989 to 1994.

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The new Lexus LFA marks an hight-priority moment in both the history of Lexus and the development of the supercar. A true clean-sheet layout, the Lexus LFA was created by a small, passionate and dedicated team of developers whose achievement has been to push the boundaries of technologies materials and engineering at each stage to produce a vehicle like no other to have carried the Lexus badge.

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The 2010 Lexus GS 350 and Lexus GS 460 deliver a original mix of luxury and sport performance to the Lexus car lineup. Several technology improvements continue to keep GS models at the top of their segment for 2010.

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With a five car hybrid line-up, Lexus reinforces its commitment to hybrid technology with the all-new 2013 Lexus GS 450h. When it was presented for the 2007 model year, the Lexus GS 450h was the first hybrid-powered luxury sport sedan to enter the sphere.

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The Lexus GS is a mid-size luxury sports sedan / executive vehicle produced by the Toyota Motor Corp. under the Lexus make and sold as the Toyota Aristo in Japan. Based on the platform and running gear of the Toyota Crown, it was presented in 1991 in Japan and two years later in the US, Europe and selected markets in Asia.

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The Lotus Elise revolutionised the sportscar sphere 14 years ago when the small lightweight agile 2-seat mid motor sportscar was presented. By ensuring that the Lotus Elise stuck rigidly to Lotus' core values of performance via light weight, the Lotus Elise was able to produce supercar performance with city vehicle economy.

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The Porsche alphabet reserves the letter R for very special sports cars: R for responsive and refined - but most especially for racy. The new Porsche Cayman R features all these attributes without compromise. The mid-engine Coupé is lighter and more comprehensive than the Porsche Cayman S and therefore quicker and more efficient, and is developed purely for driving dynamics.

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The XK series (XK8 and XKR) is a grand tourer manufactured by the British manufacturer Jaguar since the 1997 model year. It is the replacement of the XJS, and is available as a coupé and convertible. Currently in its second gereration, the Jaguar XK8 was the first 8 cylinder car manufactured by Jaguar, when the Jaguar AJ-V8 motor was presented.

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With the all-new Jaguar XK Coupe now revealed to the world, Jaguar is pleased to announce another all-new Jaguar XK - the Jaguar XK Convertible. Developed in parallel with the Coupe as a model in its own right, the new Jaguar XK Convertible uses the same advanced aluminium body structure technology to achieve impressive rigidity while minimizing weight.

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The Jaguar X-type gets a fresh exterior for 2008, along with a host of new features inside and outside the car and a new automatic transmission in the acclaimed 2. 2 diesel. With significant revisions including nearly 500 new elements, the new generation Jaguar X-type retains all the original car's strengths, and adds some new ones of its own.

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Jaguar's long-standing commitment to creating beautiful, contemporary, quickly vehicles is reinforced once again with the unveiling of the new, special edition 400bhp Jaguar XJR Portfolio. This supercharged performance saloon continues the evolution of the layout cues first seen on the striking Concept Eight show vehicle which starred at the New York International Auto Show in 2004.

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Although major revisions (through the X300 and, partcicularly, the X308 updates) kept the Mk 2 competitive in some areas against its competitors, the general layout and 'hard points' of the Mk 2 dated rear to 1986 which meant the vehicle was very rapidly being outclassed and losing ground to its competitors, many of whom were now two generations on from the MK 2 XJ. i.e.

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Jaguar Vehicles is proud to unveil the new 2008 Model Year S-TYPE range, which comes with a host of look and dashboard layout changes as well as a series of new traditional and auxillary features. The latest S-TYPE continues to be loved and admired by buyers throughout the world, attracted on an emotional level by its spirit of individuality, iconic layout and sporting performance.

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Eagle, makers of the exclusive Eagle Jaguar E-type, showcases the world's most exclusive hand built vehicle - the Jaguar E-type Speedster Lightweight - an authentic Jaguar E-type from the 1960s reworked with more muscular look-and-feel, fresh classic detailing, and the performance of a contemporary supercar.

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Following a record setting sales trend and the successful release of the all-new G sedan, Infiniti is keeping the momentum going with today's unveiling of the 2008 Infiniti QX full-size luxury sport utility car at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit.

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The Infiniti Q45 is a fullsize luxury vehicle and serves as the main of Nissan's Infiniti marque. It is a back wheel drive luxury sedan powered by a V8 motor. The original Infiniti Q45 was based on the Japanese-market Nissan President (the main of the entire Nissan lineup at the time), but later generations were based on the lower-end Nissan Cima.

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Just two years after its highly successful introduction, the Infiniti M deserves major upgrades for 2008 that include the first-ever availability of Infiniti's intelligent ATTESA E-TS all-wheel drive system on the 4. 5-liter V8-powered Infiniti M45. The new model, designated Infiniti M45x, joins the M35x to offer consumers with two choices in all-climate AWD performance.

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The Infiniti M37 successfully blends style and performance with luxury in this next-generation sedan. Powered by a 3.7-liter, 330 horsepower V6 engine, the rear-wheel drive M37 is matched with a seven-speed automatic transmission with manual sport shifting.

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The 2003 M45 was based on the Y34-series Nissan Gloria/nissan Cedric, with look-and-feel alike to the Gloria. The motor is Nissan's 340 hp VK45DE V8 which produces 333 ft. lbf of torque. The rather Japanese squared-off look-and-feel did not make much of a splash on the US sphere, and the M45 sold poorly.

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With the Infiniti M a new style of performance saloon - brimming with passion, craftsmanship and driver appeal - comes to Europe in 2010 as the world's newest luxury auto make Infiniti faces up to the conventional executive vehicle hierarchy for the first time.

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The 2013 Infiniti IPL G Convertible, which is set to go on sale in spring 2012, becomes the second member of the Infiniti Performance Line of luxury performance cars.

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Hyundai aims to break down the barriers of owning a luxury vehicle with the introduction of its all-new main, the 2011 Hyundai Equus. Hyundai Equus will compete with the best luxury sedans in the world on all levels including amenities, performance, advanced technologies, layout and ownership experience when it arrives at select Hyundai dealers in the late summer of 2010.

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Honda Motor Co. , Ltd. presented the Honda HSV-010 GT, which will compete in the GT500 class of the 2010 Super GT Series.

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Around the globe, Ford's performance-tuned vehicles are known to offer an uncompromised driving experience in a remarkably civilized suite.

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The original Ford GT40 was a pure race vehicle built in the mid-1960s to take on Ferrari in the dem and ing 24-hour race at Le Mans. The Ford GT race vehicle beat the world's best in endurance racing, placing 1-2-3 at Le Mans in 1966. 2006 marks the 40th anniversary of that historic event, the start of Ford's remarkable four-year winning streak of the world's premier endurance race.

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Together, Henrik Fisker and Bernhard Koehler are building on one of the world's greatest handcrafted experiences in vehicle layout - coachbuilding. They are crafting a line of automobiles that will redefine auto performance, elegance and exclusive luxury. Earlier this year, Fisker and Koehler recruited a small group of international investors to bring the FISKER COACHBUILD experience to life.

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In a layout masterstroke, Fisker Auto has created a completely original vehicle: the first electric luxury/sports automobile for an active and eco-friendly lifestyle. The Fisker Surf builds on the success of the ground-breaking Karma Electric Car with extended range (ever) by adding add-on, customizable load-carrying capability, along with a spirited new attitude all its own.

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Uncompromising. Distinctive. Compelling. The BMW 6 Series 650ci Coupe offers the base car architecture for the FISKER LATIGO CS. Signature FISKER cues bring a new gravitas and balance to the luxury sports coupe - it is understated elegance at its best.

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From the California manufacturer Fisker Auto comes the Fisker Karma, the world's first true Electric Car with extended range (ever) and a radical expression of what is possible in the auto world. Loosely translating from Hindi, Fisker Karma implies good deeds are rewarded.

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The Ferrari Scuderia Spider 16M has been created with the objective of bringing together superb performance and the pleasure of driving in the open air. The result is the best-performing spider ever created by Ferrari, a vehicle which evokes the emotions of the barchetta models that were the protagonists of the great multi-stage races of the 1950s.

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The first shake-down has been held at Fiorano of a very special one-off, the Ferrari P540 Superfast Aperta, built for an American client.

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The 81st Geneva International Motor Show played host to the unveiling of two major new Prancing Horse innovations: the revolutionary Ferrari FF, a four-wheel drive four-seater with a mid-front V12 that is the most comprehensive and versatile vehicle Ferrari has ever built, and the 458 Italia sporting the HELE (high Emotions Low Emissions) System which cuts CO2 to just 275 g/km.

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The Ferrari 612 Scaglietti is a grand tourer produced by Ferrari between 2004 and 2010. It is a large two door fastback coupé. The 612 Scaglietti was designed to replace the smaller 456 M; its larger size makes it a true 4 seater with adequate space in the rear seats for adults.

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The new Ferrari 599 GTO is an extreme V12 berlinetta designed to a specific performance-oriented brief. The Ferrari 599 GTO is, in fact, the company's fastest ever road vehicle. It is an exclusive limited edition special which, in true Ferrari tradition, is a completely new concept, albeit inspired by a production vehicle.

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The key components of the Ferrari 575M Maranello can be neatly summed up in the model name. In fact, the motor is described by the new numerical code, 575, as this is an abbreviated indication of its capacity, increased from 5500 to 5750 cc, resulting in an increase in both performance and torque.

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Yoshiyuki Hayashi is a famous Japanese vehicle collector, who owns numerous vehicles of great historical value, including several Ferraris such as the 166MM, the 250 Spider California, two Daytonas - a coupé and a spider - and the Ferrari Enzo.

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The Ferrari 575M Maranello is a two bench, three door, grand tourer sports vehicle built by Ferrari. Launched in 2002, it is essentially an revised Ferrari 550 featuring minor look-and-feel changes from Pininfarina. The Ferrari 575M was replaced by the 599 GTB in the first semester of 2006.

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The Ferrari 550 Maranello is Ferrari's interpretation of a 21st Century 12-cylinder front-engined sports berlinetta. Technicians were given a particularly demanding brief: layout and create a vehicle able to meet the needs of Ferrari buyers seeking sensual driving and impressive performance without foregoing driveability or convenience.

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At the 2002 Geneva Motor Show, Ferrari presented a special two-tone version of the Ferrari 456M GT as a further example of the personalisation opportunities provided by the Carrozzeria Scaglietti personalisation programme, presently adopted by 90% of Ferrari's clientele.

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Lightweight, easy and striking with a distinctive motor and exhaust sound: each last detail of the Ferrari 430 Scuderia exudes uncompromising sportiness as a direct result of its close links to the world of racing, which is reflected in the car's name: Scuderia.

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The Ferrari 360GTC Fiorano with a dry weight of 1100 kg was designed by the Corse Clienti Department in Maranello, in collaboration with Michelotto Automobili to compete in the N-GT class. It makes use of recent evolutions successfully race tested on the Ferrari 360 GT, with a sequential six speed gearchange and a further enhanced Magneti Marelli controls suite.

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The Nissan Armada is Nissan's full-size SUV. It shares its body-on-frame F-Alpha platform with the Nissan Titan pickup truck, Nissan Xterra SUV, Nissan Frontier pickup truck, and Nissan Pathfinder SUV. An upscale version of the Armada was sold as the Infiniti QX56 from 2004 to 2010, when it switched to a platform based on the Nissan Patrol. All Armadas are currently built in Canton, Mississippi.

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The Maybach 57 and Maybach 62 were the first automobile models of the Maybach make since the brand's revival by Daimlerchrysler. They are derived from the Mercedes-Benz Maybach concept vehicle introduced at the 1997 Tokyo Motorshow (which was based on the Mercedes-Benz S-class sedan). Daimlerchrysler attempted to buy the Rolls-Royce/Bentley marque when Vickers provided the company up for sale.

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In 2006, Rolls-Royce 101EX was represented, an experimental vehicle hand-built to explore an impressive new layout direction for a modern coupé. Wrapped in a sleek, rakish body, 101EX was an engineering-led study, showcasing the technical and architectural innovation inherent in the quintessential modern Rolls-Royce vehicle.

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The Lamborghini Diablo is a high-performance mid-engined sports car that was built by Italian automaker Lamborghini between 1990 and 2001. It was the first Lamborghini capable of attaining a top speed in excess of 200 miles per hour (320 km/h). After the end of its production run in 2001, the Diablo was replaced by the Lamborghini Murciélago.

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Ferrari regularly produces a model that introduces a synthesis of its technological knowledge and its sporting experience. The Ferrari 250 LM was the first of this type of models in 1963. It was conceived by the founder especially for the owner-driver and was deliberately developed for racing.

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Lamborghini presents the ultimate driving machine among open-top two-seaters - the Lamborghini Reventón Roadster is a sports vehicle of breathtaking fascination, menacing performance and uncompromising performance. The 6. 5 liter twelve-cylinder generates 493 Kw (670 PS), catapulting the Roadster from 0 to 100 Km/h (0 to 62 mph) in 3. 4 seconds and onwards to a top speed of 330 Km/h (205 mph).

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The McLaren MP4-12C is a sports car designed and manufactured by McLaren Automotive. It is the first production car wholly designed and built by McLaren since the McLaren F1. The car's final design was unveiled on 8 September 2009, and was launched in 2011. The MP4-12C features a carbon fibre composite chassis, and is powered by a mid-mounted McLaren M838T 3.

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With the Lamborghini Aventador LP700-4, Automobili Lamborghini is redefining the very pinnacle of the world super sports vehicle sphere - brutal performance, impressive lightweight engineering and phenomenal handling precision are combined with peerless layout and the very finest equipment to deliver an unparalleled driving experience.

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The new Maserati Granturismo MC Stradale will be the fastest, lightest and most comprehensive vehicle in the Maserati range when it goes on sale in the first quarter of 2011. Inspired by the Trofeo Maserati Granturismo MC and the race-winning GT4 motorsport models, the Maserati Granturismo MC Stradale will have more performance, less weight, razor-sharp handling and a top speed of over 300 km/h.

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The Ferrari California made its official debut at the 2008 Paris Show after a series of special previews on the web and during two dedicated events staged in Maranello and Los Angeles at which it received a hugely enthusiastic reception.

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Jaguar celebrates its 75th anniversary with the debut of the limited edition 2011 Jaguar XKR 175 Coupe at the Mccalls Motorworks Revival at the Monterey Jet Center during the Pebble Beach Auto Weekend. This is the first look of the exclusive sports vehicle in North America.

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Maserati Quattroporte, the model which established the category of Luxury Sports Saloons, can be considered something of a Maserati masterpiece. After five years of success, with more than 15000, vehicles provided and 46 international awards, the Maserati Quattroporte is now being introduced with a new exterior and new technical solutions.

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Even more dynamic, lighter, more comprehensive and stunning - the Lamborghini Gallardo LP570-4 Superleggera is the new top model in the Lamborghini Gallardo line-up. Its evocative superlight badge refers to a driving machine of true sporting character and describes a high-performance and lean auto athlete.

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Automobili Lamborghini has launched the first photographs of a limited edition Lamborghini Murciélago LP650-4 Roadster. The Roadster version of the Murciélago will provide an uprated 6. 5 litre V12 motor that produces 650 hp (478 Kw) along with permanent four-wheel drive: hence the model's LP 650-4 moniker. With 660 Nm of torque, top performance is at 0-100km/h (0-62mph) in 3. 4 seconds.

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The 2012 Camaro ZL1 is the highest-performing production Camaro of all time. It is literally like nothing you've ever driven before. Built to be track-capable right from the showroom, and tested on some of the most rigorous tracks around the world, including the Nürburgring, where it clocked in at 7:41.27. This is the car every engineer dreams about building.

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The Boss 302 Mustang is a high performance variant of the Ford Mustang originally produced in 1969 and 1970, but revived in the 2012 model year. It was produced for the Trans Am racing series, while the Mustang Boss 429 which was produced the same years was built around a larger engine. Ford revived the Boss 302 nameplate for 2012.

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The 2011 CTS-V Coupe is the complete package—a stunning, high-performance sport coupe with overt styling and extraordinary capability on the road. The Eaton-supercharged and intercooled 6.2L V8 engine generates a massive 556 horsepower and 551 lb.-ft. of torque. Put the power to the pavement with your choice of an available TREMEC 6-speed manual shifter or Hydra-Matic 6-speed automatic.

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Cadillac represented the 2013 Cadillac XTS, the newest addition to the Cadillac luxury sedan lineup. It arrives in showrooms in U. and Canadian showrooms in the spring of 2012 as the most technologically advanced production vehicle in the brand's history.

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The 2006 Cadillac XLR-V ultra-luxury, high-performance roadster sets new standards in performance, performance and personal amenities, combining distinctive, bold look-and-feel with contemporary luxury, ingenious technology and rear-wheel drive performance. At the heart of the Cadillac XLR-V is the new, 4.

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From Berlin to Bologna on only one tank of fuel: With a range in excess of 1200, kilometres (~746 miles) the new Porsche Panamera Diesel is a good bet as a distinctly economical GT saloon.

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With athletic and emotional look-and-feel, comprehensive motor performance and a Super Handling All-wheel Drive (SH-AWD) model, the fourth-generation Acura TL is nothing less than the most impressive performance luxury sedan in Acura history. After a full from-the-wheels-up redesign for 2009, Acura aimed to improve each parameter of the original model.

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The Alfa Romeo TZ3 Stradale by Zagato is based on the Viper ACR mechanical chassis with a carbon fibre body. Bellezza necessaria is the inspiration of this vehicle which matches for the first time an USA performance train and can represent the first American Alfa Romeo.

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Alfa Romeo 8C Spider made its debut at the 2008 Geneva Motor Show. Like the Alfa Romeo 8C Competizione, the Gran Turismo which received resounding global applause, the new discovery will be manufactured in a limited edition run of 500.

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Aston Martin introduces the new Aston Martin Virage - supremely elegant and comprehensive, yet juxtaposed as an understated sports vehicle. The marque can now offer buyers with a class-leading range, all with various characters, yet with the same original Aston Martin soul and luxury.

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Aston Martin confirmed the specification of the 2012 Aston Martin Vantage GT3 race vehicle. As the natural successor to the enormously successful DBRS9, the new Aston Martin Vantage GT3 will provide buyers the latest in race-car technology to ensure the Aston Martin Vantage GT3 has the credentials to compete with the most recent new offering offerings from other manufacturers.

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The Aston Martin Vanquish was a grand tourer, designed by Ian Callum and manufactured by Aston Martin. The Vanquish was unveiled at the 2001 Geneva Motor Show and was produced from June 2001 to September 2004 with the later Vanquish S being produced from September 2004 to July 2007.

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Following on from the success of the Aston Martin DBS Carbon Black, presented in 2009, the 2011 Aston Martin DBS Carbon Edition will be available in two new colors including Flame Orange and Ceramic Grey together with the existing Carbon Black.

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In the most significant programme of upgrades since its world debut in 2003, Aston Martin DB9 range has received a full suite of look-and-feel, engineering and equipment improvements.

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Aston Martin Rapide, one of the most eagerly awaited vehicles of 2009, was represented at the 63rd Frankfurt Motorshow. The elegant Aston Martin Rapide, functional yet premium, offers room for up to four adults combined with an engaging driving experience synonymous with all Aston Martins.

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Aston Martin One-77 technical showcase made its debut the Geneva Auto Salon on 3 March 2009. Chassis no. 1 was on screen as an exposé throughout the show detailing the quintessence of Aston Martin engineering and layout expertise.

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Aston Martin launched the Aston Martin DB7 GT, most comprehensive Aston Martin DB7 ever made, at the 2002 International Birmingham Motor Show. Based on the Aston Martin DB7 Vantage Coupe, the Aston Martin DB7 GT received a number of dynamic components which were finely engineered to provide a new dimension to the Aston Martin DB7 driving experience.

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The Audi S8, which will be launched on the sphere in spring 2012, is the new head of the Audi S model family - a big, premium sedan of supreme performance. The new 4. 0TFSI in the Audi S8 generates no less than 382 Kw (520 hp) and provides a constant 650 Nm (479. 42 lb-ft) of torque to the crankshaft between 1700, and 5500, rpm.

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Athletic character, quiet understatement and richly appointed - Audi is remaking the Audi S6 and Audi S6 Avant. Both models are sports vehicles for everyday use, product uncompromising practicality. Their new motor, a four-liter, twin-turbo V8, features ample performance with low fuel consumption in keeping with the times.

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The performance of a six-cylinder model, the fuel consumption of a four-cylinder version: Audi will be starting series production of the Audi A8 hybrid in 2012. Its gasoline motor - a 2. 0TFSI - and an electric motor develop peak output of 180 Kw (245 hp) and 480 Nm (345. 03 lb-ft) of torque. Average fuel consumption is below 6. 4 liters per 100 km (36. 75 US mpg).

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The classic cloth top of the Audi TT Roadster is a ideal complement to Audi's lightweight construction principle. It contributes to a low center of gravity, fits perfectly into the layout line and takes up little room when open. The Z-fold means that the front section of the top lies over the material like a cover and is locked flush with the body. A manual top is traditional.

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Now even more comprehensive, lighter and faster: Audi presents the Audi R8 GT - a limited-production version of the Audi R8 high-performance sports vehicle. The output of its 5. 2-liter V10 has been increased to 412 Kw (560 hp); car weight has been reduced by roughly 100 kilograms (220. 46 lb). The Audi R8 GT accelerates from zero to 100 km/h (62. 14 mph) in 3.

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Emotion-packed layout, sporty character and high-tech technology: Audi is targeting a new sphere segment with the Audi A7 Sportback. The big 5-door model with the dynamically accentuated back end brings together the best of three worlds: the sporty elegance of a coupe, the convenience of a sedan and the practicality of a station wagon. The Audi A7 Sportback is pure innovative.

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Audi is once again producing a five-cylinder motor - and a very special one at that. Arriving at dealers this summer, the Audi TT RS has a turbocharged 2. 5-liter motor with direct gasoline injection; it produces 250 Kw (340 bhp) and 450 Nm (331. 90 lb. -ft. ) of torque. The blazing five-cylinder motor allows the Audi TT RS to perform extraordinary feats.

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The Rolls-Royce Phantom Drophead Coupé is a British handmade convertible manufactured by Rolls-Royce that debuted at the 2007 North American International Auto Show in Detroit, Michigan, on 7 January 2007. The platform is based on the 2003 Rolls-Royce Phantom and has styling heavily derived from the 100EX, a concept car unveiled to celebrate the company's centennial in 2004.

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A change in leadership is nigh in the exclusive segment that brings together ultra-dynamic enterprise saloons with track-oriented drive and chassis technology. The new BMW M5 is poised to create on the tradition of its predecessors and once again redefine the performance experience available in a 4-door vehicle.

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With the BMW 6-series Coupe Concept debuting at the 2010 Los Angeles International Auto Show as its backdrop, BMW announced the production-ready BMW 650i Convertible. The new BMW 650i Convertible will go on sale in the Spring of 2011 as a 2012 model for the US. Final pricing, features, and packages will be announced closer to the on-sale date.

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Now in its third generation, the new BMW 6-series Coupé takes the luxury 2+2 concept a step further by matching improved convenience and elegant layout with sporting performance on a even higher level.

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The hearts of sports vehicle aficionados with an eye for beauty and a thirst for luxury and high-tech technology will beat a little faster with the arrival of the new BMW 6-series Coupe. The third generation of the top-class Coupe sees luxury carmaker BMW adding another intoxicating chapter to its decades-long tradition in the production of exclusive dream vehicles.

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Combining classic proportions with modern sportiness, the new BMW Z4 has reached the top of its sphere segment almost overnight.

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The 2011 BMW 7-series Sedan line contains the widest range ever in its 23 year history, comprising a total of 15 models. Along with the 750i Xdrive, the BMW 750li Xdrive, and the 760li presented for MY2010, the 7-series line now contains the first 6-cylinder 7-series provided in the US since 1992.

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With the release of a new generation of BMW 7-series High Safety sedans based on the BMW 7-series, the leading supplier of luxury cars meets the most stringent security requirements for persons at risk while travelling in their cars.

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Featuring highly appealing modifications to their characteristic layout, an dashboard further refined in many details and boasting new color highlights, as well as innovations in drive technology and driver assistance and security systems, the new BMW 6 Series Coupe and the BMW 6 Series Convertible provide a greater thrill and more style than ever before.

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The E65/E66 automobile platform is the basis for the 2002 via present BMW 7-series. It replaced the BMW E38 in 2002. E65 is the designation of the short wheel base version of the automobile, and E66 is the designation of the long wheel base version.

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In 1989 the 6 Series was supplanted by the 8 Series, but in late 2003, the 6 Series was reintroduced as a 2004 model, with coupe and convertible versions based on the BMW E63 and BMW E64 platforms, respectively. These two models are every available with either a 3. 0L (2996 cc) straight-6 making 190 Kw (258 hp DIN) at 6600 RPM and 300 Nm (221. 3 ft.

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The E65/E66 automobile platform is the basis for the 2002 via present BMW 7-series. It replaced the BMW E38 in 2002. E65 is the designation of the short wheel base version of the automobile, and E66 is the designation of the long wheel base version.

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The E65/E66 automobile platform is the basis for the 2002 via present BMW 7-series. It replaced the BMW E38 in 2002. E65 is the designation of the short wheel base version of the automobile, and E66 is the designation of the long wheel base version.

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The BMW Z8 was a convertible supercar automobile manufactured by BMW from 2000 to 2003. It was given the E52 BMW model code. The BMW Z8 originated from a prototype designated Z07, which was developed by Henrik Fisker at BMW's Designworks in Southern California. It was showcased at the Tokyo Auto Show in 1997.

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The E38 generation (1995-2001) had a five-speed automatic or manual transmission. The motor variants in Europe were 725tds, 728i, 730i, 730d, 735i, BMW 740i (4. 0and 4. 4 L), 740d and 750i (with a 5. 4 L 322 bhp [240 Kw] motor, as was used in the Rolls-Royce Silver Seraph). In the Americas, the models were sold as the BMW 740i, BMW 740il and 750il. The BMW 740i and BMW 740il share the same 4.

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Taking cues from its GT coupe sibling launched in 2010, the new Bentley Continental GTC builds on the highly successful foundation of the previous cabriolet, which premiered in 2006. Bentley's layout and engineering teams have enhanced virtually each parameter of the iconic convertible with an uncompromising focus on class.

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For Crewe's layout and engineering teams, the new Bentley Continental GT coupe is an opportunity to set a bold and impressive direction for one of Bentley's most revered names - the Continental. The seminal and highly successful Bentley Continental GT presented in 2003 represented the first step in Bentley's renaissance and defined a whole new sphere segment.

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Series 51 introduces Bentley layout at its most vibrant. It enables buyers of both Bentley Continental Flying Spur and Flying Spur Speed to order 'off the peg' from an high-tech and exclusive range of recommended combinations created by Bentley's colour and trim developers at the company's headquarters in Crewe, England, as Dirk van Braeckel, Bentley's director of layout comments:.

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While paying homage to past Bentley greats, the brief for the new Bentley Mulsanne layout and engineering teams was to create a Bentley that introduces the pinnacle of British luxury motoring.

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It takes an avid and passionate collector, with a taste for special coach building, to be at the basis of a project like the Bentley Continental Flying Star by Touring. Exactly such a person contacted Touring Superleggera in early 2008.

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Stylish and comprehensive, the new Bentley Azure T is the world's most elegant convertible and destined to become a future classic. With original Bentley 'T' look-and-feel cues reinforcing its sporting stance, the 500bhp Bentley Azure T provides driver-focused performance with the ability to transport four adults in first-class, open-top luxury.

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Since its debut in 1998 the Bentley Arnage has conveyed an air of sophisticated understatement as the 4-door main of the Bentley range. Over the last decade the vehicle has undergone a workflow of constant refinement to its body, layout, chassis and powertrain to maintain its class-leading position in the high luxury sphere.

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The Bentley Brooklands is a stunning new model that marks the company's return to the luxury coupé sphere and reaffirms its reputation as creator of the world's most exclusive coupés. It is the ultimate Bentley: a stylish, four-seat, grand touring coupe with classic British proportions and muscular performance.

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On a beautiful sunny day at 25 degrees the Bugatti Veyron Super Sport achieved a new landspeed world record for production vehicles, on the proving grounds of the Volkswagen Group at Ehra-lessien (nearby its headquarters at Wolfsburg).

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The world's most significant celebration of the automobile takes place annually in Monterey, California. In 2009, it saw some of the most elegant, exclusive, and valuable cars ever manufactured in over 100 years of motoring, with Bugatti playing a prominent role.

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In a further highlight on 2009's agenda of centennial celebrations, Bugatti Automobiles S. introduced four Bugatti Veyron specials at Villa D'este Concorso D'eleganza. These one off models are reminders of Bugatti's glorious motor-racing history which played a central role in popularising and ultimately establishing the myth which the make continues to enjoy to this day.

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The 2008 Cadillac STS, featuring refreshed signature look-and-feel inside and out; a new, traditional 298-horsepower (222 Kw) V-6 engine; and a host of new car technologies, debuts at New York Auto Show, April 6-15, at the Jacob Javits Convention Center.

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The original Jaguar XJ was the last vehicle developed by Jaguar founder Sir William Lyons and the latest vehicle to wear the nameplate is as high-tech, beautiful and desirable as its famous forebear.

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The 2012 Land Rover Range Rover consolidates its position as the world's most premium SUV with a host of style changes and option upgrades, including new feature packs for the Vogue and Autobiography models. The Land Rover Range Rover always has been and remains the definitive, luxury SUV and one whose off-road performance matches its convenience levels and performance.

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The Lexus LS 460 main luxury sedans debut updated look-and-feel, new controls and a new auxillary performance-tuned Sport Suite for 2010. Lexus continues to provide the Lexus LS 460 and long-wheelbase Lexus LS 460 L, both available in rear-wheel or all-wheel drive.

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Packed with high-tech security technology, the 2012 E-class sedan line is comprised of the V6-powered E350, E350 4MATIC, and E350 Bluetec turbodiesel, and the V8-powered E550 4MATIC and Mercedes-Benz E63 AMG. The E-class wagon line features the E350 4MATIC and the new Mercedes-Benz E63 AMG wagon.

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Outrageous proportions: a long bonnet, narrow-look windows with frameless side windows, dynamic roof sweeping rear at an angle towards the back. In 2003 the 4-door Coupé was born: and the Mercedes-Benz Cls-class immediately established itself as a new style icon.

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The top-of-the-range S-class V8 model, the Mercedes-Benz S63 AMG, is to benefit from a completely newly designed powertrain. The AMG 5.

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With the prestigious Mercedes-Benz S600 Pullman Guard luxury limousine with integrated highest protection to level VR6/VR7, the world's oldest manufacturer is continuing a original tradition of big, armoured prestige limousines. It was 80 years ago that Mercedes-Benz became the very first vehicle make to develop and manufacture Pullman limousines with special protection features.

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The Mercedes-Benz S63 AMG and Mercedes-Benz S65 AMG, the comprehensive top-of-the-line S-class models, are now even more appealing: due to a series of subtle yet extremely effective fine-tuning measures, the two performance saloons are even more striking and priceless than ever before.

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In late 1998, an all-new model was launched. Not only did the vehicle maintain the lineage of previous Mercedes-Benz S-class sedans, but the W220 also had to overturn some of the negative components of the previous Mercedes-Benz S-class. The W220 faced stiff competition from competitors like the Audi A8 Mk II, BMW 7 Series Mk IV, Jaguar XJ Mk III, and Lexus Ls/toyota Celsior Mk III.

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At the Transparent Factory in Dresden Volkswagen produces one of the finest automobiles in the world: the Volkswagen Phaeton. The limousine's class and convenience (four-wheel drive and air suspension as standard) set a original benchmark. Volkswagen, the most successful carmaker in Europe and China, has now made the Volkswagen Phaeton even more ideal.

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The Volvo S80 is a luxury vehicle that provides distinctive Scandinavian layout, high-tech technology, a refined ride, spaciousness and convenience. This premium and modern Volvo is an elegant premium-badge alternative to big-selling German executive vehicles and reinforces Volvo's leadership in security, class and environmental care.