Mercedes super-car plans-the new Lotus Evora-The Mini One entry level vehicle range
Lotus have today confirmed that after a successful year of new car sales in 2014 which seen sales increase by a whopping fifty four percent, they will be looking to capitalise on this by debuting their all new Evora model to the world live from the Geneva Auto Show which is set to take place from this coming March. Although very little information is know about the new addition yet it has been said that this time around Lotus will be looking to aim their attention at making the sports car much more lightweight than ever before by using more lightweight materials in the cars design process and body structure. It could prove to be quite a challenge to go into any specific details about the car just yet as Lotus are expected to reveal all in Geneva but we could see the new Evora hunt vehicles out such as the next Porsche 911 for 2015 and the Toyota GT 86.
Mercedes debating a new hybrid super vehicle?
We have seen Honda gain a lot of attention recently with their new NSX model which has expressed interest all around the world and lately even some from F1 race driver Fernando Alonso. Now seeing the interest that Honda have gathered with their supercar, there is some speculation out there that Mercedes Benz could be thinking of doing something similar and launching a supercar of their own. Information seems a little quiet on the front regarding specifications and features from Mercedes although we do know in a much similar way to the NSX it could feature a hybrid powertrain. The chief designer of AMG Tobias Moers has commented on the possibility of the vehicle by hinting at a V8,Twin turbo charged engine coming into play. News on a new hybrid super car is being kept quiet for now but we expect to hear more further down the line.
The Mini One entry level range for 2015
Mini are set to begin selling new entry level 'One First' five door models from March onwards. The car industry icons have confirmed that these will be the new entry level models into their One line up and have now also detailed some new information regarding the engines used and their power deliverances. A 1.2 litre petrol engine coming in turbocharged has been confirmed to be the standard entry level engine. In total across the range there will be four petrol and three diesel engines up for grabs all boasting some good strong power output. The entry level engine though is just as smooth as some of the big units on the books. Power comes out at 74 bhp and a six speed transmission is also the standard for the new Mini. The brand have always been one of the most well known and loved manufacturers on the market and with this new model coming in March we can easily see them maintaining this standard level of success.