175 hp, 8-speed automatic and unique French style. Peugeot 408X fastback crossover launched in China
Pre-sales of the original Peugeot 408X fastback crossover have begun in China. The car is presented in five versions, prices – from 21,200 to 26,200 dollars.
In China, the novelty is presented as a “new French unlimited car” – there is both a hint of French style and an indication of any off-road capabilities (clearance is 190 mm, the angle of entry is 16 °, the exit is 21 °). 19-inch wheels are already in the base.
The car is rather big – dimensions are 4705 x 1859 x 1502 mm, wheelbase length – 2787 mm. But it is designed exclusively for five. However, the Peugeot 408X is touted as a family car. Trunk volume is 536 liters, and with the rear seats folded down, it increases to 1611 liters.
Authentic exterior design harmonizes well with the corporate style interior – with a deployed front panel and an unusual combination of geometric shapes and lines. There are three screens: two with a diagonal of 10.25 inches and one with a diagonal of 9.7 inches. Interestingly, the dashboard reproduces a three-dimensional image that is visible to the naked eye.
And then there is atmospheric lighting, the French Focal audio system, climate control with fragrance, wireless phone charging, adaptive cruise control, voice control, etc.
The Peugeot 408X has only one engine – a 1.6-liter turbocharged engine with a capacity of 175 hp, an 8-speed automatic gearbox, and only front-wheel drive.
The first Bugatti residential building is presented with elevators that allow cars to go up to their apartments
Bugatti has teamed up with real estate developer Binghatti to unveil the world’s first Bugatti Residences, located in Dubai’s prestigious Business Bay.
This 46-story building with an unusual design will include 171 apartments and 11 Sky Mansion penthouses, each of which is completely unique and designed to order.
There will be an artificial beach with natural sand, as well as elevator shafts from the underground garage to penthouses, which will allow the powerful of this world to climb cars directly to their apartments, where they can store their cars.
Bugatti Residences owners will receive private pools, a spa jacuzzi, a fitness club, a chef, a personal valet, a private membership club, and two car lifts from the garage to the penthouse. Other personalized services are also provided, including chauffeur and concierge services.
Both penthouses and mansions offer spacious living spaces finished with the finest materials the world has to offer. Bugatti Residences combine comfort, functionality and elegance, reflecting the excellence of Bugatti and Binghatti in design.
33-inch 9K screen and 1400-watt AKG speakers in a premium sedan. 2023 Cadillac CT6 unveiled
Cadillac introduced the flagship Cadillac CT6 sedan of the new generation, and also announced its pricing policy.
The Omega rear-wheel drive platform is retained in the new generation. The car received a body with dimensions of 5223 x 1890 x 1473 mm with a wheelbase of 3109 mm. The car received a spring suspension with adaptive dampers.
The exterior of the new Cadillac CT6 differs from the previous one with a modernized radiator grille, other optics and new horizontal direction indicators.
The interior is upholstered in Nappa leather with stitching, quilting and perforations. The car features dark ash wood and metallic accents, a 33-inch 9K curved screen, 1400W AKG audio speakers and 26-color ambient lighting.
The new Cadillac CT6 is equipped with a 2.0-liter petrol turbo engine that produces 237 hp. and 350 Nm of torque, paired with a ten-speed automatic transmission.
In China, the price starts at $50,000.
“A turning point in the history of motorsport and a cornerstone of the Bentley legend” – 1923 24 Hours of Le Mans car sold for $3.7 million
Kidston SA sold a 1922 Bentley 3 Liter convertible for about $3.7 million. Kidston calls it “one of the most historically significant British cars”.
It is the first Bentley (and the first British car) to compete in the grueling 24 Hours of Le Mans, which took place exactly one hundred years ago, in 1923.
The Bentley 3 Litre (Chassis 141) took fourth place at Le Mans as early as May 1923, but cemented the brand’s status as a serious competitor. Moreover, the car glorified Bentley and spurred brand sales.
The car was driven by Bentley dealer John Duff, who covered 3,350 km and set 38 international records. The Bentley 3 Liter engine has about 70 hp. and allows you to accelerate to 136 km / h.
“This Bentley is more than just an old car, it is a turning point in motorsport history and the cornerstone of the Bentley legend,” said Simon Kidston, founder of Kidston, who brokered the recent deal.
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