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Audi S6 0-60 3.7 Seconds & Snake River Jump?

Nothing truly exhilarating ever really happens in a few seconds — until now. The new 2013 Audi S6 accelerates from 0-60 in a mere 3.7 seconds and was recently ranked “The World’s Best Sedan” by Car and Driver over the M5 and E63. Warning: Your adrenalin may rise as fast as the speedometer.

There are a lot of things slower than an S6. Car and Driver recently clocked it running to 60 mph in 3.7 seconds and named it the World’s Best Sedan—ahead of the BMW M5 & Mercedes-Benz E63 AMG. What are some other things slower than our new Audi S6?

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Audi TTS Competition Special Edition – Lucky 13 (2013)

The Audi TT is neither ugly nor a race car, but that didn’t stop Audi from making a TTS competition special edition, a package of visual tweaks that turn the TT’s sporty looks up a couple of notches.

The competition special edition options package won’t do anything crazy to the car — it doesn’t add any power — but Audi made the car look a bit more aggressive. It accomplished this by adding special bumpers with a unique diffuser design, the fixed rear wing from the TT RS (finished in gloss black), and a smattering of S-line badges. The front grille is black on black, with matte black radiator grille surrounds over a matte black front license plate frame and front fog light grille. Audi buyers can specify their TTS competition special edition painted in samoa orange, glacier white, daytona gray, or misano red. For the competition special edition Audi lowered the TTS’s ride height by about 0.4 inches, and the whole package sits atop black, five-spoke, 19-inch wheels.

Mini Kills the Rocketman?

Mini is suspending work on the Rocketman, the United Kingdom’s Car magazine reports. The company has a load of new products debuting, but the mini Mini won’t be one of them.

This isn’t too much of a surprise. Last June, Mini told Automotive News that it feared that a Smart competitor wouldn’t be profitable.

Combine that with the fact that the mini Mini would require some investment from parent company BMW to meet current regulations. Crash performance in particular was a challenge. Stability and handling problems also played a part.



2011 BMW Frozen Black Edition M3 Coupe

Many more photos HERE:  Best Car 2011 BMW M3 Frozen Black

The 2011  BMW Frozen Black Edition M3 coupe is a blacked-out, even more sinister  version of the imposing M3. Consider this if the Le Mans blue or others colors  don’t suit your tastes. Only 20 are coming to North America, and that started in  June. Good luck getting one. The base sticker is $80,525.

The “frozen” paint adds a matte finish to the black paint, which is meant to  accentuate the lines and contours of this BMW  muscle coupe. It’s a glorified paint job but look at it–and drive it–and you  won’t debate the merits of the proposition. The Batmobile look is set off by  glossy black gills on the sides, the kidney grille in front and on the exhaust  pipes. There also are red brake calipers that catch the eye even in motion. The  car also gets the competition pack, which lowers the ride height by 10  millimeters and adds M3GTS 19-inch wheels.

Power is the same as in the “standard M3,” with a 4.0-liter V8 pushing out  414 hp. It’s only offered with the dual-clutch transmission, which lowers the  sprint to 60 mph two-tenths of a second to 4.5 seconds.

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2012 BMW 3-Series Photos Here

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BMW  has revealed its sixth-generation 3-series  sedan. The new model is the first in an unprecedented six-car lineup that will  include a five-door GT and a four-door GranCoupe for the first time. BMW plans  to put the car on sale across North America in February as a 2012 model. BMW  officials suggest the price will rise an average 3 percent over the hugely  popular fifth-generation 3-series sedan, on sale here since 2005.

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Audi Revives the A2 with Frankfurt Concept

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Audi  has officially confirmed plans for a lightweight, electric successor to the  A2–six years after the first-generation model ceased production.

Previewed by a four-seat concept car set to  make its world debut at the Frankfurt motor show this  month, the four-door hatchback retains the distinctive one-and-half-box  silhouette, short overhangs and shallow greenhouse treatment of the original  A2–still considered one of the most advanced small cars ever put into  large-scale production because of its lightweight aluminum spaceframe  construction and 1,973-pound curb weight.

But while the first-generation A2, launched in 1999, boasted a rounded,  Bauhaus-inspired exterior design, the new A2–tentatively set to go on sale in  2013–gets a more technical appearance in keeping with other recent new Audi  models. The new A2 is set to share elements of its chassis and underpinnings  with the A1.

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Aston Martin: Cygnet

“Cygnet needs to satisfy the demands of emissions and space. It is a car without compromise, just like every other Aston Martin” says Aston Martin CEO Dr Ulrich Bez. The Aston Martin Cygnet is just three metres long, but can seat up to four people and is the ideal size for driving in today’s busy towns and cities. No more tight squeezes, no more missed parking spaces, it’s a car perfect for commuting to work, navigating nimbly through congestion and traversing the city where others cannot. But the Cygnet is more than just a small car. It is a statement of individuality and discernment. We’ve created a highly personal mode of urban transportation, one that you can tailor to your lifestyle and fit to suit your needs and demands. It is both practical and sophisticated with all the elegance, luxury and craftsmanship that has come to be expected with an Aston Martin. Just smaller. “Our customers need a small car for urban and city use, and they want the right tools for the right job, to downsize creatively without compromising intelligence, artistry and personality”, adds Dr Bez.

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