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  1. Mercedes safety features go hi-tech

    Posted Dec 31st 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... torque, at 700Nm. The coupe can sprint to 100km/h, half a second faster than the old model, in 4.9 seconds, but guzzles 9.5 litres of premium petrol per 100km, 23 per cent less than its ... start/stop function and low rolling-resistance tyres. The 12-cylinder bi-turbo CL 600 (from HK$2.65 million) has 517hp and sprints to 100km/h in 4.6 seconds, and also complies with Euro 5 emissions ...


    Posted Dec 16th 2006, 12:00am by William Wadsworth

    ... William Wadsworth What drives it? A 4,608cc, 381 brake-horsepower, V8 engine with an eight-speed automatic box, on multi-link air suspension and 18-inch alloy wheels How fast is it? Sprints to 100km/h in 5.7 secs. Tops at 250km/h How safe? 12 airbags, stability control, four-wheel anti-lock braking with electronic brake distribution, brake assist, electronic handbrake How ...


    Posted Sep 02nd 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... What drives it? A 2,290cc, 220 brake-horsepowered, four-cylinder, turbo engine with a Sentronic five- speed automatic gearbox; front-wheel drive on 171/2-inch wheels. How fast is it? Tops at 225km/h and sprints to 100km/h in 9.2 seconds. How safe is it? Saloon version won a five- star NCAP test rating. How thirsty is it? Swigs 15.5 litres over 100km in town on a 75-litre tank. ...

  4. Luxury on a lavish scale

    Posted Nov 11th 2011, 12:00am

    ... with blinds. The 371hp 4.2-litre V8 version (HK$1,769,050) is 0.4 of a second faster in the sprint, consumes 9.7 litres of fuel per 100 km for 224 g/km of CO2 and produces 445Nm of torque to accelerate ... for southern China, at about HK$2.73 million. It is fast too, with the promise of 100km/h sprints in 4.7 seconds, 12.4l/100km and 290g/km of CO2. The marque also plans a 2012 launch of the Audi A8 ...

  5. Living up to the hype

    Posted Jul 06th 2012, 12:00am

    ... on first registration tax. The Giulietta has a 170-horsepower, 1.4-litre engine that promises sprints to 100km/h in about eight seconds and a top speed of 218km/h, but consumes an average of 5.8 ...

  6. Revamp shows class

    Posted Dec 03rd 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The range starts with the three-litre R 300 L (HK$632,000), which has a 231hp three-litre engine capable of a top speed of 222km/h and sprints to 100km/h in 9.7 seconds, which might suffice ... is top of the range with self-levelling rear air suspension as standard, the promise of 100km/h sprints in 6.3 seconds, and a top speed of 250km/h. The interior has two new contrast combinations, ...

  7. At a glance: Rolls-Royce Phantom Drophead Coupe

    Posted Sep 08th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... What drives it? A 6,749cc V12 direct-injection petrol engine with four valves per cylinder, belting out 453 brake-horsepower at 5,350rpm, with a six-speed automatic ZF 6HP32 gearbox, speed-sensitive rack and pinion steering, rear-wheel drive and ventilated disc brakes on 21-inch wheels. How fast is it? The 2,620kg car has torque of 720Nm@3,500rpm, sprints to 100km/h in 5.8 seconds ...


    Posted Apr 01st 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... What drives it? A 4.2-litre V8 with a six-speed duo-select automatic gearbox, independent front and rear suspension with double-wishbone geometry and anti- dive and anti-squat features, four cross-drilled ventilating discs, 11-spoke, 18-inch alloy wheels with Pirelli P Zero Rosso tyres. How fast is it? Quick. It wallops 394 brake horsepower @ 7,000 revs and sprints like a Hong ...

  9. AT A GLANCE: Suzuki Swift

    Posted Aug 20th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... What is it? A nippy four-seater compact. What drives it? A 110-bhp, 1,490cc, 16-valve, four-cylinder petrol engine with variable valve timing and front-wheel drive with a four-speed automatic box, disc (front) and drum (rear) brakes on 15-inch wheels. How fast is it? Sprints 0-99km/h in 10 seconds; a claimed top speed of 184km/h seems improbable in Hong Kong. How safe is it? ...

  10. Curvaceous and power-packed

    Posted May 27th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... more than its predecessor, which helps it make the 0-100km/h sprint in a sparkling 6.3 seconds. The new 3 Series is marginally more fuel-efficient, thanks to lightweight components ...




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