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BMW has introduced the 2016 225xe plug-in hybrid, will debut at the 2015 Frankfurt Motor Show

2016 BMW 225xe

BMW has introduced the 2016 225xe ahead of its debut at the 2015 Frankfurt Motor Show. Essentially a plug-in hybrid version of the BMW 2-Series Active Tourer.

The 225xe features a high-tech powertrain that consists of a 1.5-liter TwinPower Turbo three-cylinder engine which can produces 136 PS (100 kW) and 162 lb-ft (220 Nm) of torque, an electric motor and a 7.7 kWh lithium-ion battery, it have output 88 PS (65 kW) and 122 lb-ft (165 Nm) of torque.

Since the engine drives the front wheels and the electric motor drives the rear wheels, the 225xe can be front-wheel drive, rear-wheel drive and AWD when the two powertrains work together. In the latter state, the vehicle produces a combined maximum output of 224 PS (165 kW) and 284 lb-ft (385 Nm) of torque.

The first images depicting the production Tesla Model X have leaked into the web

Tesla Model X

The first images depicting the production Tesla Model X crossover have leaked into the web.

The Model X pictures come from Tesla Motors’s configurator for Signature reservation holders and show the range-topping Signature Series model that has a starting price of $132,000.

Tesla Model X crossover has a 90-kWh battery pack, while the standard equipment includes Autopilot self-parking system, two flat-folding third row seats for adults, leather seats with heating and cooling options, daytime running lights, Falcon Wing rear doors, automatic keyless entry, automatic emergency braking, power tailgate and many more.

Bugatti Vision Gran Turismo Concept, will be showcased during the 2015 Frankfurt Motor Show

Bugatti Vision Gran Turismo concept

Bugatti has officially unveiled the Bugatti Vision Gran Turismo concept that will be showcased during the 2015 Frankfurt Motor Show as a “real show car”.

Bugatti explains “the design of the virtual race car is celebrating Bugatti’s racing history and is based on state-of-the-art motor sport technology. And the project is the brand’s tribute to its great racing tradition of the 1920s and 1930s and its victories in Le Mans 24-hour races.”

Official: Mercedes S-Class Cabrio

Mercedes S-Class Cabrio

Mercedes has officially unveiled the “most beautiful and exclusive S-Class cars of all time”, Mercedes S-Class Cabrio.

The new Mercedes S-Class Cabrio closely echoes the S-Class Coupe model, but the car eschews the fixed roof for a retractable three-layer acoustic soft top which is available in black, beige, dark blue, and dark red. The roof of S-Class Cabrio can be opened or closed in approximately 20 seconds at speeds up to 37.2 mph (60 km/h).

Let’s moving on to interior of the car, there also follows in the footsteps of the coupe but it gains an all-new THERMOTRONIC intelligent climate control system which promises to keep occupants comfortable regardless of whether the roof is opened or closed.

Ford Explorer reaches new heights with the Platinum edition

2016 Ford Explorer Platinum

Ford Explorer – the best-selling SUV in the United States for 25 years – reaches new heights with the Platinum edition, the vehicle will hit showrooms in September.

The 2016 Ford Explorer Platinum has an upscale exterior with LED headlights, a dual-panel moonroof, silver-painted skid plates, and 20-inch two-tone alloy wheels.

Bigger changes occur in the car interior as the Ford Explorer Platinum crossover comes nicely equipped with perforated Nirvana leather seats, ash wood trim and brushed aluminum accents, has a heated wood / leather steering wheel, a digital instrument cluster along with a 500-watt Sony audio system.

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BMW M235i Convertible by Daehler with 390 PS

Daehler BMW M235i Convertible

Daehler introducing their new tuning program for the BMW M235i Convertible.

The BMW M235i Convertible by Daehler can also be equipped with a stainless steel sports exhaust system, adjustable coilover suspension, and a variety of aftermarket wheels.

Interior of the car, changes are limited but the car tuner offers premium leather and Alcantara upholstery as well as an “MID” display that shows additional vehicle information.

Toyota has announced a series of updates to the 2016 Yaris

2016 Toyota Yaris Style

Toyota has announced a series of updates to the 2016 Toyota Yaris. The car now comes with a revised Style variant which features a black honeycomb grille and satin chrome exterior accents, in the new Yaris, you’ll also can find black seats and Piano Black interior tirm.

The 2016 Toyota Yaris also gains a new Bi-Tone variant which is based on the Yaris Style and features a Platinum Bronze, Pearl White, or Barcelona Red exterior with contrasting metallic Black paint on the roof, A-pillars and mirror.

Volkswagen Golf Cabriolet has been slightly refreshed for the new model year

Volkswagen Golf Cabriolet

Volkswagen has unveiled the Golf Cabriolet facelift that will be arriving in Europe for the 2016 model year. The convertible can now be ordered with six new exterior colors and six new wheel designs.

The new VW Golf Cabriolet facelift is also bringing a new and sportier front bumper, new side sills and sporty accents on the rear bumper.

Let’s moving on to interior of the car, there is a new steering wheel and different trim elements, new designs for the cloth and leather seats. You also can find new on board are the Composition Colour and Composition Media infotainment systems.

Renault confirms Frankfurt debut for the next-generation Megane

2016 Renault Megane render

Renault has confirmed the next-generation Renault Megane hatchback will make its global premiere in September at the 2015 Frankfurt Motor Show.

Renault released a brief press release, informing us the “all-New Renault Megane is set for a world debut unveil at the 2015 Frankfurt Motor Show.” The fourth generation of Renault’s C-segment family car will be revealed during a press conference by Carlos Ghosn, CEO of Renault, at 2.00pm on Tuesday 15 September on the Renault stand in Hall 8.

Mazda has introduced the Mazda2 Sport Black special edition in the UK

Mazda2 Sport Black special edition

Mazda UK has introduced the Mazda2 Sport Black special edition, based on the SE-L Nav, which will go on sale on September 1st.

The Mazda2 Sport Black special edition features a number of exterior styling tweaks including a Brilliant Black front spoiler and extended side skirts, a Brilliant Black rear spoiler and a chromed exhaust tip.

In addition to the generous standard equipment of the SE-L Nav, the Mazda2 Sport Black comes with 16-inch Gunmetal alloy wheels, auto lights, rear privacy glass, rain-sensing wipers and rear parking sensors.