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2017 Automation Geneva International Motor Show


#255

AL Ampio looks like Saminda’s lost cousin.


#256

# Presents: the facelifted Berlose

_The definitive premium British saloon._

Launched back in 2014, the Mk 5 Berlose is perhaps the version of the car yet. Now, it’s been refined and improved to meet ever stronger competition in the executive sedan market.

Tasteful, elegant styling meets great performance and superb luxury; the Berlose is comfortable, poised and commanding, and remains an excellent long distance cruising machine.

Berlose Lex in Faded Silver

Understated yet still emitting presence, the new styling of the Berlose builds on the previous version to incorporate sharper features and lighter detailing, creating a graceful yet bold saloon that is well suited to both the streets of Mayfair and the open road.

Inside, a light and airy interior can be found, decked with excellent technology including a 10" touch screen display, similar to that found in the Tauga, and Gecko™ voice control. As standard, a specially made Harman International 8 monitor sound system is available on all trims for astounding in-car audio, complemented by the option for rear-screen displays.

Berlose S in Erin Racing Turquoise

Erin’s incorporation of aluminium panels along with standard steel ones* helps to reduce weight without compromising on safety or chassis stiffness. Benefitting the excellent chassis is our ADRAC (Adaptive-Reaction) Suspension system, a limited active system that comes as standard on all trims, allowing for uncomplicated adjustment of the ride to suit your needs.

A complete range of Pureon Inline 6 engines plus one V8 are found on the Berlose, providing smooth and efficient power across the range. Delivering this is your choice of an 8 Speed Erin PureShift Auto or exclusive 6 Speed Single Clutch Sequential connected to a limited slip diff at the rear, with both options for rear wheel drive and AllDrive AWD.

*Yeah, this is a shift from current company lore. All will be fully explained after UE4!

Berlose Touring Vox in Painted Sapphire - new for 2017

The Berlose is built on a passion for delivering class-defining luxury, performance and refinement, combining classic British elegance with the latest in cutting-edge engineering. Easy to use everyday, fully customisable to meet your needs and and all-round brilliant car; this is the definitive premium British saloon.

Top: Berlose Lex in Chelsea Cream // Bottom: Berlose Vox in Royal Blue

Plus, as part of the Eco-V8 development programme, a new 3.0l V8 is being added to the range. A competent and torque-y power unit, it marks the first time a V8 has been used on a non-performance version of the Berlose since 1992. Availible in UK and US markets.


##Specs

All cars come as standard with the 8 Speed PureShift Auto transmission, except for the Vox trim, which comes with the 6 Speed Sequential as standard. Touring versions come as standard with AWD.

Economy ratings are for the respective engines in the trim title. Average economies vary between engines and gearbox combinations.

S Trim - 2.5l i6 or 3.0l i6 - From £29100 for Sedan, £30440 for Touring
The Berlose-lite; all the best features in a well-priced and efficient package // ~37 to ~41 mpg

Lex Trim - 2.5l i6, 3.0l i6 or 3.0l V8 - From £33450 for Sedan, £34990 for Touring
Mid-range at its best; great engine choice, great standard features and more customization. // ~35 to ~40 mpg

Vox Trim - 3.0l i6, 3.5l i6 or 3.0l V8 - From £37800 for Sedan, £39450 for Touring
For those who just need luxury; no expenses spared for sublime comfort and performance. // ~36 to ~40 mpg

##Engines
Pureron 2.5l i6 TDi TwinC
Power: 237hp @ 6300 rpm - Torque: 218 ft-lb @ 5200 rpm - Reliability: 76.7 - Smoothness: 81.7 -
Efficiency: 31.55%

Pureron 3.0l i6 Di TwinC
Power: 229hp @ 7200 rpm - Torque: 218 ft-lb @ 3900 rpm - Reliability: 80.6 - Smoothness: 81.7 -
Efficiency: 30.02%

Pureron 3.5l i6 TDi TwinC
Power: 265hp @ 6200 rpm - Torque: 282 ft-lb @ 3800 rpm - Reliability: 77.0 - Smoothness: 79.9 -
Efficiency: 33.24%

PureonPower 3.0l V8 TDi TwinC
Power: 246hp @ 7000 rpm - Torque: 245 ft-lb @ 2600 rpm - Reliability: 76.4 - Smoothness: 72.0 -
Efficiency: 32.10%

##Optional Extras
AllDrive AWD - £1299

6 Speed Sequential Gearbox - £999
Exclusive to the Berlose

RoadSmart Safety Pack - £749
Includes viewing cameras, radar guidance, autobraking, adaptive lighting and other assistance & warning features to ensure the safest drive possible


Bonham Cars
#257

Unrelated: do you know how jealous i am of your font collection?


#258

Oh well. Sooo different than the Espada :smile: But great as usually Erins are :slight_smile:


#259

@ramthecowy I am aware now! :smiley: I only use free fonts though, all available from DaFont (no, this is not a promotion)

@szafirowy01 I really cannot wait for the Espada! Gimmeh!


#260


#EADC Corsair | Standard V12, i6 and V12 Cabriolet

As we revealed the Corsair CRX, it would only be right to show off the standard models of the EADC Corsair.




The Standard model V12 Corsair is EADC’s top of the line Luxury Sports Coupe/GT. The Corsair has a 7.1 NA V12 producing 565hp. The lack of a turbo provides a consistent and tame power curve, while still producing enough power to reach 200mph. Inside, the interior is filled with gadgets, SONY surround sound audio, Luxury Heated Leather bucket seats and a 6 speed manual gearbox.
The Corsair is also equipped with an electronic diff and ActiveSport Air suspension, letting the car slip and slide to the comfort of the driver. Prices will start from £46,340, an absolute bargain for what you’re getting. Expect to see this in EADC Showrooms by May in Europe, America and Asia!



The Standard i6 Corsair is the more budget trim of the car. This however doesnt mean we’ve skimped out on quality though. Under the bonnet is a 3.5L i6 derived from the V12 also found in the Corsair. This i6 produces 277 hp, and keeps the smooth power curve found in the V12 as both engines are naturally aspirated. Inside, the interior is toned down compared with the V12 Spec, but still impressive. This i6 spec is also equipped with an electronic diff, 6 speed manual and the ActiveSport Air suspension. Prices start at £31,640 and the car will be sold in the US, Europe and Asia.



The V12 Cabriolet is the ultimate luxury trim of the Corsair. With luxury interior, a 9 speed automatic, hydro-pneumatic active suspension, and an electronic diff with the same 565hp engine from the standard V12, this truly is the ultimate luxury coupe. And along with the V12, comes 200mph and a 0-60 of 4.7s. Sure the mileage is a bit poor, but who cares when you’ll feel like the world is moving around you! Prices start at £48,580 and will be available in the US, Europe and Asia.


#261

Here it is… the latest incarnation of the ultimate premium automobile:

#Zavir Espada 2017

The thoroughly refreshed sixth generation of the Espada, here, in Geneva, showing it’s two faces:

The car has been deeply updated not only from the outside, but also from the inside with over 1200 technical modifications* to keep delivering our customers the best possible quality, and thus comfort, performance and safety. The new Espada handles better, rides more comfortably, and is faster, safer and more economical than the current model**. But getting back to the outside…

The front got updated with the latest form of Zavir’s Flowing Light design (with the support of Luceat Studio - thanks @titleguy1), taking styling cues from the recent Zavir Squalo, and technology debuted in the last year Luna - laser headlights, which greatly improve night visibility, thus raising the ride safety.
The side of the Espada got new, sleek handles known from Squalo and Z Volante and a redesigned chrome trim, resembling that from the Squalo, yet still having it’s unique, distinguishable look, including the side trim level badging.


The rear of the car is the most recognisable part of the Espada - probably also making it the most recognisable Zavir model. Although it keeps a high level of similarity with all other Zavir cars utilising the Flowing Light design, it’s taillight shape is completely unique, and made possible thanks to the lights being full LED units.

Effect? While you might find as good looking limousine, we are convinced that the Turismo is the most elegant estate on the market.

And for the end, some example data sheets for the new Espada (the two variants being on display):

The new Espada will be available in the european markets from April, starting from 35 999 € for the base Berlina 2.0 TIDe Stilo, with the same choice of engines as the current model (rounded horsepower figures):

  • 1.9 diesel I4 (150)
  • 3.2 diesel V6 (250)
  • 2.0 petrol I4 (190; TIDe)
  • 2.7 petrol V6 (250)
  • 3.3 petrol V6 (300)
  • 3.8 petrol V6 (350)
  • 4.6 petrol V8 (420)
  • Sportivo variant - 4.3 V8 (530)

Z Sportivo variant will follow soon. Test drives are available for the automotive press.


Zavir. Il vantaggio della tecnologia.

######Yes, these pictures are Paint-made nothing-special-ness. GIMP didn’t want to cooperate.
######*marketing blabbering
######**which doesn’t exist


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#262

I like it! An Erin and Zavir Showdown!


#263

Now that the whole Corsair range has been shown, I feel that it is one of the best front-engined sports car lineups in existence. However, there is a huge gap from the i6 to the V12 models. Can it be filled by a turbocharged version of the i6, and if not, by what?


#264

By a V8! :grin:


#265

@abg7 @szafirowy01 Clearly the best option is a turbo V8

But yeah, I am thinking that there is a bit of a gap between the V12 and i6. I just havent really figured out what engine to use for it. As much as a turbo would be nice, I kinda wanted the Corsair to stay away from turbos since one of their main selling points is the smooth drive due to lack of turbo lag


#266

Hmm… A 60 degree crossplane V8 might be smooth enough. And such engine, of 4.7 litre displacement, could be derived from that V12, as the I6 is. With a power of just above 400 hp it would fit perfectly in the middle and wouldn’t need to use a turbocharger :slight_smile:


#267

Well i guess ill wait til UE4 for that :smiley:


#268

##HIMMEL GENEVA 2017 INTERNATIONAL MOTOR SHOW SHOWCASE - 2017 E.O FACELIFT

Long time German sports car maker Himmel revealed it’s facelifted version of the 2017 EO sports car and it’s twin turbocharged flagship.

The familiar rear engined sports car returns with a power upgrade to the 3.6 Flat 6 unit. The car now boasts just under 400 horsepower in Turismo guise, and a monstrous 580 horsepower in twin turbo form.


##2017 Himmel E.O 3.6 Turismo


##Specifications

Engine and Transmission

Engine: 3.6 liter Flat 6 DOHC 4 valves per cylinder with direct injection
Bore x Stroke: 91.4mm x 91.4mm
Weight: 150 kg
Redline: 8500 RPM
Power: 394 HP @ 8100 RPM
Torque: 384 NM @ 7600 RPM
Transmission: Himmel 7 Speed Manual with rev match assist and mechanical LSD
Drivetrain: Rear Engine Rear Wheel Drive

Chassis

Length: 4090mm
Curb Weight: 1328 KG
Tires: F 195mm R 275mm Michellin Pilot Sport AS/3
Brakes: F 2 piston 250mm R 2 piston 290mm
Material: Aluminum unibody with aluminum bodywork

Performance Statistics

Power to Weight: 296 HP Per Tonne
0-60: 3.8
Top Speed: 180 MPH
1/4 mile: 11.82 @ 121 MPH
250m cornering: 1.11 G @ 116.5 MPH
60-0: 95 ft
Automation TT: 2:08.37


2017 Himmel E.O 580 Twin Turbo


##Specifications

Engine and Transmission

Engine: 3.6 liter Flat 6 DOHC 4 valves per cylinder with direct injection
Bore x Stroke: 91.4mm x 88.9mm
Weight: 185 kg
Redline: 9000 RPM
Power: 585 HP @ 8100 RPM
Torque: 560 NM @ 7600 RPM
Transmission: Himmel 7 Speed Manual with rev match assist and mechanical LSD
Drivetrain: Rear Engine Rear Wheel Drive

Chassis

Length: 4090mm
Curb Weight: 1440 KG
Tires: F 235mm R 325mm Michellin Pilot Sport AS/3
Brakes: F 2 piston 275mm R 2 piston 315mm
Material: Aluminum unibody with aluminum bodywork

Performance Statistics

Power to Weight: 406 HP Per Tonne
0-60: 3.0
Top Speed: 195 MPH
1/4 mile: 11.82 @ 121 MPH
250m cornering: 1.21 G @ 121.8 MPH
60-0: 90 ft
Automation TT: 2:02.16
Nordeschleife: 7:31.02

Pricing Details

Turismo: $44,000 (100% mark up)
Twin Turbo: $ 65,000 (150% mark up)

(I did my best Porsche… Hard to do a modern one with the stuff we have available, when UE4 hits Himmel will be a full fledged company alongside my current 2.)


#269

@DeusExMackia to confirm, we have 2 more days to unveil stuff right?


#270

@szafirowy01 Daaamn! The Espada looks sweet! Really love the improvements you’ve made, the styling suits the body so well. @Dorifto_Dorito, still want to be the independent reviewer? I’ll send my car over ASAP if so :smiley:

@ramthecowy Yeah, show closes tomorrow. I should have the photoshoot stuff out soon too, I’ll probably make it an end of show feature :grin:


#271

Sure! Ill try to get the review as soon as i get the cars😃

EDIT: Ill get the reviews out by Sunday


#272

To close out the show, we here at the MAC give you the Miller/Emperor Plaustrum Crossover.

Based on the newly developed P Platform, the Plaustrum is versatile in all terrains and conditions, from the jungles of Africa, to the jungles of the metro Detriot area, to the Swiss Alps, and back again while keeping the family safe.

The base model of the Plaustrum (2.0 for Emperor models, Base for Miller models) will feature the 20L4 SOHC I4. The Emperor version will be naturally aspirated producing 134 HP sent through a 7 speed automatic transmission, which is standard along all trim levels, to the front wheels or optional AWD. The Miller version will be turbocharged producing 178 HP.



The Emperor Plaustrum 3.4/Miller Plaustrum Premium trim levels will feature the 34L6 DOHC V6. The Emperor is turbocharged sending 266 HP to all four wheels through the 7 speed automatic transmission and the Miller version is naturally aspirated sending 248 HP to all four wheels through a 6 speed automatic transmission.



And of course our mad engineers in the MS division managed to get their hands on this vehicle as well.
The MS 282 features the turbocharged 4.6L 46L8 DOHC V8 from the Argonaught, making 613 HP sent through a 7 speed dual clutch sequential transmission sending the power to all four wheels, making it the most powerful production crossover. It goes from 0-60 MPH in a staggering 3 seconds flat, making it the quickest production crossover. It also has a top speed of 193 MPH, making it the fastest crossover as well. Not bad for Detroit muscle if we do say so.



Miller Out. mic drop


#273

#Daily Round-Up - Days 8 & 9
Welcome back to Geneva for the penultimate round-up of the show. It’s been a great final Friday with all eyes turning towards to the Hodan Geneva After-Party tomorrow - I will be there, and I hope to see you guys too.

Let’s see what the second-to-last-day(s) had for us

Today’s musical accompinament is Marquee Moon by Television

Cornaldie showed us a new high-end hot-hatch called the Sprinter 200 R, and it’s capable of 0-60 in 4.5 seconds. We’re still waiting for Saminda’s C2KR release which was expected at this show to see if it’ll be faster than this. Electric everything, AWD and exotic materials are found around the vehicle, making it light, responsive and very, very fast. This is certainly one of the best Cornaldie’s yet in terms of looks, and on the road, it feels surprisingly controllable. Very sharp, but not razor sharp, so you can relax behind the wheel of this thing.

It’s also fairly comfortable for this sort of car, though the practicality is a little weakened by the double wishbone suspension at the rear which does limit boot space. Cost wise, it’s really at the highest reaches of the hot-hatch market, coming in at $36k. Is it worth it though? Quite possibly, especially if you’re wanting something a little more exotic in this market.

AL unveiled it’s new Luxury range, compromising of a executive sedan, limousine and SUV. Clad in charcoal black paint, the Flusso, Classe and Ampio have to be the cheesiest line-up of luxury names ever. The chrome body work may well be appropriate for this market, but there’s no getting away from how odd the designs of these cars are; the Flusso, for instance, appears to have three grills on its front end, while the Classe looks outdated and stretched. As for the Ampio, we really don’t know what to say, other than it’s ‘unusual’.

There’s very little in the way of specs, though the promise of powerful V6 and V8 engines should appease those looking for luxury performance. What will not please anyone however is the price; the Flusso, which, is in the same class as the Berlose/Espada/Echelon, costs $100k for an entry level model. The Classe, a car that’s the same size as a Teodora - as in, larger than the Flusso - stars from less. And a top end Ampio will set you back $250k. Eye watering, to say the least. We aren’t convinced.

Erin launched their facelifted Berlose on Thursday afternoon. It’s…er…well, it’s whatever you think it is!

Following on from the launch of the CRX earlier in the show, EADC completed the final lineup for the Corsair sports car, with and engine lineup consisting of V12s and i6s. The welcoming, friendly yet purposeful design of the car really shines in the full lineup of colour options, while the 7.1l, 565hp V12 is very, very exciting indeed. Best of all, however, it comes with a manual gearbox. Top that off with prices starting from £46k (for some true V12 brilliance) and you have a top-end sports car meddling with mid-range prices. The i6 powered entry level model and GT-styled Cabriolet cost £31k and £48k respectively.

On the road, the Corsair is everything you’d expect - pliable, determined and smooth. The V12 roar never gets old, while the manual gearbox is such a delight to use with so much power. The i6 is very much the same, just a bit slower and easier to drive, meaning there’s plenty of choice for driving style here. As for the Cabriolet, well, it’s ridiculously comfortable but also much softer, certainly pushing the GT design of this trim. As far as a car for blitzing across the spine of Italy, we’d certainly recommend it.

Then, another rivalry began; Zavir showed off the greatly anticipated Espada facelift, and comparisonsto the Berlose from earlier began immediatley. In contrast to the British saloon, the Espada is cool and crisp, with thin details and tasteful chrome. The back especially is gorgeous, with plenty of hints to its partial Squalo inspiration. Specs wise, its everything you’d expect from premium executive sedan, only with a chilli shoved up the exhaust in the form of a 528hp V8 on the Sportivo trim. We’re expecting mid-range trims to follow shortly.

On the road, the Sportivo trim is brilliant. It feels like a mix between muscle car harshness and European refinement, resulting in a great sense of power and immensity. It’s surprisingly sharp despite its weight, but never feels dangerous, probably due to the incredible levels of comfort of this thing. 0-60 in 3.9 seconds is phenemonal in such a car.
In contrast, the more sensible Turismo estate trim is a very drivable car, ever more comfortable and very practical. Few estates on the market today can boast looks like this, and it looks to be well priced and affordable to run.

German sports car maker Himmel appeared out of the blue at today’s show to reveal a new egenration of their rear-engined sports car. The E.0. Turismo and Twin Turbo look set to take on the high-end sports market in excellent style, sporting classic performance looks and some great specs too.

The 3.6l Flat 6 in the Turismo is a really solid engine, updated from the previous version and still just as nice to use. On the road, the Turismo is pointed and nimble, feeling much smaller than it really is and handling like a dream. The 580 Twin Turbo offers a much more grand experience compared to the distilled feel of the Turismo, especially with 585hp to boot. It borders into supercar territory yet feels like a sports car, resulting in what feels like a road-goibng racer. For $65k, that is properly good.

Closing up the day, Miller unveiled a new crossover…

…no worries, we are going to cover it! The Plaustrum is at least named a lot better than some of its contempories, and is designed to combine estate-body style with SUV-go anywhereness. A range of sensible engines are availible, as well as option AWD and even a luxury Emperor-branded version, which is noticeably more powerful. MS also got their hands on it to create a groundbreakingly fast version called the 282. It will do 0-60 in 3 seconds, which should certainly scare the yummy out of the yummy mummies who will buy these things. It’s the weirdly deranged love child of the muscle car and the crossover, and we look forward to driving it.

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That does it for today, tomorow is the show’s last day, so make sure to get everything and anything else out soon! I’m off to browse the Genevan bars and enter into some dodgy drinking games with the Zavir engineers. Ta-ta for now!

- Gavin Anderson


#274
#Reveal of the production version C2000R is finally here , Saminda says it has already received a total of more than 8,000 orders. ###''_The most extreme Saminda is finally here'' - Auto Express_ ###''_The C2000R is probably the most anticipated car this coming year'' - CAR Magazine_ ###''_We can't wait to get our hands on this big boy'' - Top Gear_ ###''_Saminda is back on track onces again!'' - EVO Magazine_

##THE ACCOLADES NEVER STOP.

[quote]The C2000R engine is not an average joe
The C2000R has gone thru many engine development changes , from a 2.0-liter to a 2.2-liter but has gone back to it 2.0-liter version as the Chief Engineer of C2000R , Dave Kamper found that the 2.0-liter engine is much lighter with better power to weight ratio.

The final outcome is a 2.0-liter i-VIC engine mated to 2 electric motors , the battery contribute around 58BHP making a total of 368BHP

They may not sound like huge figures , the C2000R gas engine is good for 310HP alone after all , but it’s how they’re implemented that’s important. Saminda uses the Direct Torque Control to assist the engine, its peak torque comes in between just 500 and 2,000 rpm, when the twin-turbos are still spooling up, so as to smooth out any turbo lag. From 2,000 rpm on, the engine own max torque is delivered.

The C2000R Nürburgring lap was timed 7:51min making it the fastest 4-cyl RWD hot-hatch you can buy.


There is lots of aerodynamic
The aerodynamic on the C2000R goes far beyond what you’d usually find on a hot hatchback. Saminda says that none of the aero bits that give the C2000R have been added for the sake of it, everything has a purpose.

The front bumper has a very specific shape which reduces turbulence around the front wheels, helping high-speed stability.

When can you see the C2000R on the road?
You won’t even have to wait too long to pick one up. The 2018 C2000R goes on sale in early 2018, and the price tag is hover from £34,990 and £39,990 for GT trim. It will be built in the UK.

AWD version is expected to come around 2019 , not much information about the AWD C2000R but Saminda says it will release more details when it is nearer to it release.[/quote]

#PERFORMANCE DETAILS
0-100km/h : 4.5s
Top Speed : 290km/h