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Mini Reveals The New Paceman Before Paris

Uploaded by mudmonster on Today, 10:49 AM

William Maley

Staff Writer - CheersandGears.com

September 14, 2012

Almost two years since the introduction of the Paceman concept at the Detroit Auto Show, Mini is showing the production version at the Paris Motor Show this month.

The Paceman is essentially a Countryman, minus two doors and some design changes. The roofline is more rakish, the rear fenders are more muscular, and the back is completely different and features a new set of taillights.

Inside, the Paceman is a four-seater only. Backseat passengers get their own seats. Cargo space measures out to be 38 cu. ft. when the seats...


BMW Shows Us The FWD Future With The Concept Active Tourer

Uploaded by mudmonster on Today, 10:42 AM

William Maley

Staff Writer - CheersandGears.com

September 14, 2012

For awhile now, we been reporting about BMW heading to the front-wheel for certain number of their upcoming vehicles. Now, we get our first peek into that future with the Concept Active Tourer.

The Concept Active Tourer is BMW’s interpretation of the tall-hatchback shape (Mercedes-Benz B-Class). The front end features the twin-kidney grille, angular headlights, and large air dams on the front bumper. Around the side, the Concept Active Tourer has a distinctive character line. The back is a mixture of BMW’s wago...


2013 Buick Enclave To Start At $39,270*

Uploaded by mudmonster on Yesterday, 04:57 PM

William Maley

Staff Writer - CheersandGears.com

September 13, 2012

A day after GMC announces pricing for the new Acadia, Buick has gone ahead and revealed pricing for the new Enclave. Starting at $39,270 (includes $825 destination charge), the new Enclave is about $2,000 more than the outgoing model, but comes with a lot more standard equipment.

All Enclaves come with HID headlights, LED daytime lights, rear-view camera, rear parking sensors, remote start, a seven-inch touch-screen with Buick’s IntelliLink infotainment system, GM’s new front-center air bag, a power liftgate, a...


Porsche Introduces A More Powerful Cayenne Diesel

Uploaded by mudmonster on 12 September 2012 - 11:59 PM

William Maley

Staff Writer - CheersandGears.com

September 13, 2012

Just as Porsche is getting ready to begin selling the new Cayenne Diesel here in the states, they announce a more powerful diesel version called the Cayenne S Diesel.

The Cayenne S Diesel uses a turbocharged 4.2L V8 with direct injection that produces 382 HP and 850 Nm (627 lb-ft) of torque. Porsche says the V8 diesel is their most powerful diesel engine ever. Its easy to see why when the Cayenne S Diesel posts a 0-60 MPH time of 5.7 seconds and a top speed of 157 MPH.

The diesel V8 also has a stop-start system which help...


Spying: Are These F-150 Hiding Some Aluminum?

Uploaded by mudmonster on 12 September 2012 - 11:32 PM

William Maley

Staff Writer - CheersandGears.com

September 12, 2012

Some peculiar Ford F-150s have made their way onto the web thanks to a spy photographer. The trucks in question features awkward panel fits, shorten cabs, and modified truck beds. What is the deal with these truck.

Most likely, the trucks are the mules for the next F-150, due out in 2015. Automobile Magazine also speculates the trucks are also testing aluminum body panels, something we reported back in July. This would allow engineers to gain knowledge about whether its a good idea or not to implement aluminum in the next...



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