John Lennon drove one, Peter Sellers roared through his detective comedies in one, and even the Queen was chauffeured through the park of Windsor Castle in one. Countless celebrities succumbed to the charm of the classic Mini, which was first presented to the public 60 years ago. The car’s distinctive design, surprisingly generous space and agile driving characteristics were all major factors in the revolutionary small car being accepted into the circles of high society at an early stage – especially in its home country of Great Britain. Exclusive photographs show numerous stars from the world of music, film and fashion choosing the classic Mini as their preferred means of transport, making it an icon of its time. To mark the brand's 60th anniversary furthermore, MINI is commemorating those glorious early years with some exceptional special vehicles. Following the successful market launch of the MINI 60 Years Edition for the current MINI 3-door and MINI 5-door, the classic Mini will once again be at the forefront. A unique, elaborately restored one-off in the colourful striped design of the current MINI 60 Years Lifestyle Collection revives the fashionable panache and lifestyle of the wild sixties.
The combination of legendary 4x4 features and V8 engine makes the new Jeep® Wrangler Rubicon 392 the most capable of all Wranglers
This most capable, fastest and powerful Wrangler ever built by Jeep is inspired by the 6th generation of the Wrangler, FCA's 4-liter V8 engine with a power output of 346 kW (470 hp)1 and a torque of 637 Newton meters together with the crisp-shifting TorqueFlite eight-speed automatic transmission and Selec-Trac automatic transfer case to deliver breathtaking performance: The Wrangler Rubicon 392 accelerates from zero to 96 kilometers per hour in just 4.5 seconds, and the quarter-mile sprint is completed in 13.0 seconds. And all this with a factory warranty. Away from the tarmac, the Trail Rated® Wrangler Rubicon 392's powerful four-wheel drive train shows what it can do, with heavy-duty Dana 44 axles, a 3.73 axle ratio, torque converter lock-up control, body elevation of five centimeters and 33-inch tires on 17-inch beadlockable wheels. This drive system, along with 26.2 centimeters of ground clearance, 44.5 degrees front and 37.5 degrees rear lean, 22.6 degrees ramp angle and a wattage of up to 82.5 centimeters, makes the Wrangler Rubicon 392 the most powerful jeep in the brand's history to date. The Jeep Wrangler Rubicon 392 confidently handles steep inclines and declines with minimal throttle and brake input. The Jeep Wrangler Rubicon 392 launched today will be available for sale in North America beginning in the first quarter of 2021.
Mercedes-Benz is further expanding the possibility of keeping programs and systems in the vehicle up to date through updates over the air (OTA). What started with Mercedes-Benz vehicles in the USA in 2013 is standard for the MBUX infotainment system today. Some twelve million over-the-air updates have now been performed. Many MBUX customers around the world can visit the Mercedes me Store to book and add additional services and optional extras. With over-the-air updates, completely new features enter the vehicle that is already with the customer: updates turn into upgrades.
With the new GR86, Toyota is introducing its third model from the GAZOO Racing family to be offered worldwide. Together with the GR Supra and the GR Yaris, the GR86 forms a fascinating trio of thoroughbred sports cars. The extensive experience of the factory team TOYOTA GAZOO Racing flowed directly into its development, whose diverse commitment in the top classes of international motorsport is crowned by numerous victories and championship titles. The new coupe marks the entry into Toyota's GR model range and gives a wider audience access to sporty handling and performance to match. As a logical further development of the predecessor called the GT86, with which Toyota has once again underlined its commitment to sports car construction, the new GR86 is also characterized by the classic configuration of front engine and rear-wheel drive. The engine is still a high-revving four-cylinder boxer, which thanks to a larger displacement can offer a significant increase in output and torque. Further technical modifications to the engine and transmission ensure that this additional potential is reflected in equally powerful acceleration across the entire engine speed range.