Highlights from the 2015 Geneva Motor Show

Scott Collie

More efficient wheel bearings and reduced brake drag are the final piece in Tesla's 3.0 up...

Tesla is promising impressive gains in range with a new upgrade package for its all-electric Roadster. Thanks to the advances made in battery technology since 2008, and some lessons learned when developing the Model S, the American brand says the Roadster 3.0 upgrade will deliver a range of 400 miles (644 km) on a single charge.  Read More

A more aggressive front splitter helps reduce lift

The Cadillac CTS-V has always been a slightly left-of-center choice for those after a big, fast car. With its square, edgy styling and supercharged V8 engine, it has provided an alternative to the more established BMW M5 and Mercedes E63 AMG. With its third generation CTS-V, Cadillac has combined a more sophisticated chassis with a supercharged V8, producing 640 hp (477 kW).  Read More

The Pirelli Edition Aventador is powered by the same 515 kW (700 hp) V12 as standard Avent... Lamborghini and Pirelli have come together to celebrate over 50 years of collaboration. To mark the occasion, the Italian auto maker has unveiled its Aventador LP 700-4 Pirelli Edition, a styling special that goes on sale in 2015.  Read More

Deliveries begin in 2015

Audi has bucked the trend for downsizing engines with its new five-cylinder RS3 Sportback. Instead of moving to a four-cylinder engine for its hottest hatch, the German manufacturer has stuck with the bigger engine, working to reduce the fuel consumption figures and performance over the figures achieved in the outgoing RS3 by cutting the car's weight by over 50 kg (121 lb).  Read More

All variants of the new motor should meet the tough Euro 7 emissions standards Volvo continues to chase better fuel economy with the development of a new three-cylinder engine, which will sit alongside the Swedish brand's Drive-E four-cylinder motors in its lineup.  Read More

Volvo claims the new XC90 can run for 40 km in electric only mode

Volvo has finally revealed the full details of the high-tech T8 powertrain that will power the plug-in hybrid version of its XC90 SUV. The XC90 T8 combines an electric motor with Volvo's supercharged and turbocharged Drive-E four cylinder engine, for a hybrid system that can run in electric-only mode for zero-emissions driving or combined with the ICE for increased power.  Read More

The new Mini John Cooper Works is the most powerful Mini ever

The power output of Mini's John Cooper Works continues to grow. The first "modern" JCW Cooper was released in 2002, and made do with 200 hp (150 kW), which became 211 hp (155 kW) when the R56 Cooper was released. For the latest John Cooper Works, Mini has managed to serve up 231 hp (172 kW), making it the brand's most powerful car ever.  Read More

The new Mercedes GLE Coupe

When BMW launched its X6, the world's motoring press wondered if the Bavarian giant had finally gone insane. After all, who would want a coupe combined with an SUV? As it turns out, the X6 was popular enough to warrant a second generation, and the concept has also been applied to create the smaller X4. Mercedes is also keen to get in on the coupe/SUV combo action with its new GLE Coupe.  Read More

The new Willys Interlagos should sprint to 62 mph in just 2.7 seconds Coachbuilding firms Maggiora and Carrozzeria Viotti have collaborated to revive the Willys Interlagos. The gorgeous reinterpretation of the 1960s sportscar's features a turbocharged six-cylinder engine producing 610 hp.  Read More

It remains to be seen whether the cars will get along with each other better than the two ...

Mercedes dominated the 2014 Formula One season, with a one-two in the Drivers Championship and a comfortable first placing in the Constructors Championship. To celebrate its success, the German manufacturer has created two special edition SL 63 AMG Roadsters – one dedicated to Lewis Hamilton, the other to Nico Rosberg. Just 38 will be built.  Read More

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