Posts Tagged: roadster

Road Test: 2014 Jaguar F-Type S
By July 29, 2013 Read More →

Road Test: 2014 Jaguar F-Type S

If you think that the new Jaguar F-Type roadster is great, you would be wrong, because this car is awesome. It looks gorgeous, drives beautifully, sounds fantastic and has the performance to match its sporty appearance.

Road Test: 2013 BMW Z4 sDrive18i
By July 1, 2013 Read More →

Road Test: 2013 BMW Z4 sDrive18i

BMW Z4’s new entry level version is the sDrive18i powered by a 2.0-litre, turbocharged petrol engine. This same power source can be found from the sDrive20i and sDrive28i models. The four-cylinder 2.0-litre engine features twin-scroll turbocharging, High Precision Direct Petrol Injection, Valvetronic fully variable valve control and Double-Vanos continuously variable camshaft control. In the sDrive18i, the BMW TwinPower Turbo engine delivers 115 kW / 156 hp at 5,000rpm and 240 Newton metres (177 lb-ft) of torque between 1,250 and 4,400 rpm. As standard the engine is paired with a six-speed manual gearbox and the eight-speed automatic is available as an option.

BMW 507 roadster (1956-59)
By October 3, 2012 Read More →

BMW 507 roadster (1956-59)

The BMW 507 was launched to the public in 1955. The beautiful roadster attracted people’s attention the way BMW had hoped for. The long and sleek engine compartment, the cockpit perfectly tailored to the driver and passenger, the short and muscular rear end, stretched side lines and gently sweeping curves gave the car a timeless design.

Road Test: 2012 Mercedes-Benz SL 350
By August 27, 2012 Read More →

Road Test: 2012 Mercedes-Benz SL 350

The Mercedes-Benz SL is now in its sixth generation. This latest SL roadster has a new design, but much has stayed the same. The new SL has kept its traditional proportions with a set back passenger compartment, long bonnet and muscular rear end. The radiator grille and the headlights have have a bit of similar design as in the smaller SLK, while the rear lights look very similar to those in the previous model. Compared to the predecessor, the new SL is 50mm longer and 57mm wider. However, due to the consistent weight reduction, the new SL is considerably lighter.

BMW 328 Roadster (1937-1940)
By June 30, 2011 Read More →

BMW 328 Roadster (1937-1940)

Although the BMW 328 was developed on the basis of the BMW 319/1, the car differed significantly in both its exterior appearance and under the skin. The lack of resources for an all-new design meant that the BMW 328 had to do with a modified version of the 50 hp engine from the BMW 326. The 2-litre grey cast iron block was given a new cylinder head (made from an aluminium alloy) with valves arranged in a “V”. Valves were controlled by the side-mounted camshaft using bell cranks on the exhaust side and transverse pushrods. This impressively effective upgrade increased output to 80 hp at 4500 revs per minute.

The new Mercedes-Benz SLK roadster
By January 13, 2011 Read More →

The new Mercedes-Benz SLK roadster

The designers have tailor-made a body for the new SLK which emphasises its classic roadster proportions and puts them in the spotlight to thrilling effect. Behind the long bonnet is a compact passenger compartment positioned far back, and a short tail end. The SLK will tempt potential customers with the key attributes that characterise all […]