BMW M6 2014 – Grand Coupe

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Specifications:

  • Price: 45’000 KWD
  • Power: 552bhp
  • Torque: 502lb ft
  • 0-62mph: 4.2 secs
  • Top speed: 190mph (delimited)
  • Economy: 28.5mpg
  • CO2: 232g/km
  • Weight: 1950kg
  • Engine: 4395cc V8 twin-turbo
  • Transmission: Seven-speed DSG, RWD

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I honestly wasn’t expecting this machine from BMW, the M Division used to be for racing machines, but over the years has developed into luxurious speed demons, so when the M6 Grand Coupe came out I didn’t know what to expect, I thought the M6 & M5 would be it for the big cars from the M Division. The M4 is coming because the M3 is no longer being produced, then you the Z Roadster M, but the M6 GC was a very pleasant surprise. I worried the gap between the M5 & M6 was so infinitesimally small as to render the M6 GC redundant, but, with its frame-less doors, bespoke M-Division goodies – carbon ceramic brakes with beautiful gold calipers, new twin-strut front grille, neat rear diffuser – it really does feel far more special than either. I have driven the new M6 and it is an amazing machine, and then I drove the M5 and I was genuinely disappointed. So where would this car fit into the mix.

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To my eyes at least, it looks fantastic, no doubt the best of the current M crop and arguably BMW’s best-looking M-car in the best part of a decade. And not only is the GC easier on the eyes than the standard M6, even though I have always loved the M6 but the four-door coupe bodyshell seems a better match for the broad-chested V8 powerplant. From all the reviews I have read, everyone said the M6 GC is different then the M5, so different it got everything right that the M5 got wrong. I got the wrong feeling when I drove the M5, it was just good on a straight line, that’s it, but this machine looks to have gotten the right touch from the M Division and BMW Engineering.

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The expense is ridiculous but that will drop, and odd the M6 GC may be, but it’s a winner: certainly my favourite of BMW’s big M cars and one of the finest fast Germans on sale. Good enough to defeat the bruising CLS 63 AMG, not to mention Audi’s upcoming RS7? It’ll be fun finding out when they match them up.

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New Wrangler Getting Dusty

One of the cars that I always thought had character was the Jeep Wrangler, nothing is really similar to it and each of is very different then the other one. It is one of the most interesting cars because it really reminds me of Lego, you can really take that car completely apart, drive it without doors, easy just take them off, top down, sure in 5 mins minutes the whole roof is off. You can literally upgrade every piece of that car and turn it into what ever you want, you know when you drive it with the roof off its a lot of fun.

There are a few drawbacks to the car, its very raw and basic, its 2012 and only recently did they add heated seats to it, wind is an issue when driving because of its box like structure, and until 2012 the gear box was pretty crappy. This is the new Wrangler JK Four Door with a 5 Speed automatic gear box, and I love that the whole thing is white. A small lift kit to fit those lovely Nitto Grapplers, they do make the car look that much hotter. The sound insulation has improved drastically on it as well, overall it is a much better machine then its predecessors. I was following it around with my Landcruiser and I was able to keep up pretty well in the sand dunes. Pree, the owner of the car, has a few more upgrades in mind but plans to keep it simple and clean. You can even see the people riding in the car with a huge smile on their faces. This car isn’t for everyone but I for one love it. Mabrook Bu-Hamed.


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Lamborghini Estoque

Most supercar companies that have been around for a while try to diversify the amount and types of cars they have. Adding a four door has to happen for them, I think it would be fantastic and this car looks amazing. I don’t they should make an SUV but a four door Lamborghini has to happen if it looks like this.

Rumors are always afloat about this car, but the latest one has got people talking. Lamborghini “will import its super luxury four-door sedan, Lamborghini Estoque to China for local production in 2012 with a price tag of around 4 million yuan ($589,000).” The target will be the Aston Martin Rapide, but I think the Rapide can’t compete with the Esqotue on looks or quality. The interior of the car reminds of the Air Force F117A Stealth Fighter from the Gulf War, it looks like a machine with stealth fighting capabilities. This will add a much needed 3rd car to the brand, and I’m hoping that it comes out sooner then later as its an amazing looking machine.

Link: Autoblog


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Mini Countryman

Now this is an interesting car coming from Mini, I have always been a fan of the Mini Cooper but now they have come out with the buggy version which is a little bigger but still compact. The name should have been something else, I think they wanted to stick the Mini in there but they should have came up with something different, Mini Cup, Mini Corner, Mini Courage, maybe something else then Countryman. I love the manual Minis, it feels like these little machines are going to take off and the speed dial in the middle is fantastic.

Its available with two engine versions the normal and the S, 122 horsepower and 118 pound-feet of torque in the Cooper, or 184 hp and 177 lb-ft in the Cooper S. Then there is that all wheel drive option which I would opt out for it since its more fun as a two wheel drive machine, I always have this image of a mini drifting. This four seater even has a very cool and comfortable looking interior.

Link: Autoblog


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Ferrari Four Door

This is a concept picture that is coming out, I have to say that I am impressed. It seems a lot of these sports car companies are making four doors these days. I don’t like the Porsche Panamera, I do like the Lamborghini four door, but I really like these renderings. It looks like an aggressive four door with the real look for Ferrari.

Link: Carzi


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