New for 2017 releases
Ahoy! Finally getting round to posting the new cars that Erin have revealed this year so far, as I've managed to completely forget to put them in the company thread and not just leave them at Geneva...
This is also filling in for my lack of a PC currently as I'm away from it and hence away from Automation too. It's a struggle, but I think I'm dealing with it
2017 Erin Tauga SB
Because the world doesn't have enough performance wagons
Erin's X Department have been wanting to make a performance estate/wagon for a long while, so when management requested such a version of the Tauga, they were understandably excited.
And then someone in the Department said...
"What if we made a shooting brake?"
The idea stuck immediatley.
Welcome to the Tauga SB - Shooting Brake.
Underneath, this is the Tauga X from last year. Only now, it's been reshaped with a custom 3 door body that combines the practicality of the Touring version with the sleekness of the Coupe version.
To top that off, it's got AllDrive AWD sending 417 hp to all four wheels.
Despite being 75kg heavier, the weight balance has actually been improved to a 51F/49R split. Combine that with the sharpness of the original, the brilliant 3.3l V6 under its bonnet and the AWD system, and what you have here is a new standard performance wagons.
The Tauga SB is the ultimate expression of style, performance and practicality. It handles with uttermost precision, accelerates like nothing else on earth and drives like a masterpiece. In every conceivable way, this is one of the most breathtaking and stunning cars in Erin's history.
Sports interior, optional bucket seats with 3 point harness, 18" custom wheels, Bang & Oulfsen sound system, full cruise control, dual-zone climate control, RoadSmart pack, 5 USB charging ports plus wireless charging pad, tinted rear windows, in-car internet**, all-active suspension, 7 speed DCT transmission, active cooling flaps, X button plus XTune settings, electronic active limited slip differential
2017 Erin Berlose (Mk 5)
Facelifted version of the 2014 Erin 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.
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
Pureron 2.5l i6 TDi TwinC
Power: 237hp @ 6300 rpm - Torque: 218 ft-lb @ 5200 rpm - Reliability: 76.7 - Smoothness: 81.7 -
Pureron 3.0l i6 Di TwinC
Power: 229hp @ 7200 rpm - Torque: 218 ft-lb @ 3900 rpm - Reliability: 80.6 - Smoothness: 81.7 -
Pureron 3.5l i6 TDi TwinC
Power: 265hp @ 6200 rpm - Torque: 282 ft-lb @ 3800 rpm - Reliability: 77.0 - Smoothness: 79.9 -
PureonPower 3.0l V8 TDi TwinC
Power: 246hp @ 7000 rpm - Torque: 245 ft-lb @ 2600 rpm - Reliability: 76.4 - Smoothness: 72.0 -
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