2016 Week 32 : What’s new in Motoring
Reopened showrooms, new pricing structures and newly designed models stole the headlines this week as the quieter summer months continue. Read below to catch up on everything you need to know about week 32 of 2016.
H.R. Owen Bugatti showroom reopened in Mayfair, London
Bugatti this week reopened its London showroom on Bruton Street in Mayfair, adjacent to H.R. Owen’s famous Bentley dealership . As the brands long-term partner in the United Kingdom, H.R.Owen Bugatti, has had the showroom, which is exclusively devoted to the French luxury brand from Alsace for the first time, completed in the new Bugatti brand design. The showroom is the firstdedicated Bugatti showroom to be opened in the UK and will be the only place in the UK to view and order the new Bugatti Chiron.
Mercedes-Benz announce UK pricing and specification for new E-Class Estate
Mercedes-Benz have announced details on the new E-Class Estate which will become available later this year. Initially, only the diesel-powered four-cylinder E 220 d will be available, with the six-cylinder E 350 d and petrol 3.0-litre V6 Mercedes-AMG E 43 joining the range later this year. Pricing for the E 350 d and E 43 will be announced when ordering opens in October.
As standard, SE models come with Garmin Map Pilot navigation system; Agility Control suspension; Easy-Pack automatic powered tail gate; Parking Pilot including Parktronic and reversing camera; chrome roof rails; 64-colour selectable LED interior lighting; Keyless-Go starting function; heated front seats; DAB radio; and 17-inch alloys with a five-spoke design.
For an extra £2,495, AMG Line adds AMG exterior styling with 19-inch alloy wheels in titanium grey; upper dashboard finished in Artico leather; black ash wood trim; brushed stainless steel AMG sports pedals with black rubber studs; and a three-spoke AMG steering wheel wrapped in Nappa leather. Premium and Premium Plus packages are also available.
The new Mercedes-Benz E-Class Estate is now available to order, priced from £37,935 for the E 220 d SE and £40,430 for the E 220 d AMG Line.
Rolls-Royce unveil bespoke Porto Cervo-inspired Wraith and Dawn
Rolls-Royce treated guests at their Summer Studio in Sardinia, to the unveiling of two remarkable Bespoke motor cars, commissioned to reflect the atmosphere and vibrancy of one of the world’s most exclusive and glamorous enclaves; Porto Cervo. Embodying the essence of the marina, residing on the Costa Smerelda, both the Wraith and the Dawn models won over the eyes and hearts of all of those in attendance.
Second generation open-air Audi R8 Spyder now available in the UK
Devotees of the gloriously vocal ten-cylinder engine at the heart of the all-new Audi R8 will be able to revel in the roar even more completely by opting for the latest open-air R8 Spyder. Priced from £129,990 OTR, the new addition to the second generation R8 range can convert to sun-seeking mode in just 20 seconds, leaving occupants to enjoy the elements to the increasingly rare tune of a naturally aspirated V10 soundtrack. The basic format may be familiar, but the ground-up rework of the R8 Spyder brings it very much up to date not only by adding more power and a 50 per cent uplift in torsional rigidity, but also sophisticated new features including the fully digital Audi Virtual Cockpit, the Audi smartphone interface and internet-based Audi Connect services.
Bristol Bullet will make first full public debut at Salon Privé
Hot on the heels of its public unveiling, is the news that reborn British marque, Bristol, will make its first full public debut with the BULLET at the upcoming Salon Privé event on 1st to 3rd September.
With a bold and confident design and manufactured from bespoke carbon fibre composites in the UK, the Bristol BULLET is launched on the anniversary of the founding of Bristol Cars Limited, celebrating 70 years of sophisticated motoring. With a top-speed of 155 mph from the 4.8-litre engine, the BULLET has the performance to match its incredible looks.