2017 BMW M4

Making the newest introduction is the 2017 BMW M4 car which will be a rewarding vehicles for all performance-orientated drivers. It is a near-perfect performance coupe vehicle which can be quite a good model in the right hands. They are making the redesign for the model and its 2017 release and we can expect to see a fairly new vehicle since last time.

People would actually say that the M4 is actually the successor of the M2 model from BMW rather than the expected M3 model, mostly based on its performance and ability. Yes, we agree that this model is a spin-off of the four door M3 model but this one actually has bigger proportions and is a lot heavier compared to that car. It is a car which is closer to grand tourer cars than rather sports cars and is at the same time a stylish and pure performance machine at heart.

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Compared to other moles the 2017 BMW M4 is a car which can only work in the right set of hands. It will probably be unforgiving if you do not treat it right and if you do not use it accordingly. Comparing it with the M2, which is a slower version and not as serious as this one, they also host a great difference in power and are highly different in those terms as well.

2017 BMW M4 Exterior Design

When it comes to the exterior style of the 2017 BMW M4 model, they do a good job by shedding some extra weight. This is the main story here as they have incorporated a lot of aluminum and carbon-fiber reinforced plastic bits which are mainly used for the hood and fenders of the car. Additionally, the driveshaft and roof are carbon fiber too and all of this helps the car get the performance it needs. They have put a great emphasis on how they made this kind of a setup possible so the performance of the car is brought to near-perfection. All of this brings to a 174 pounds reduction compared to the car that came before it.

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The M4 also borrows the same kind of proportions and characteristics from the 4 Series but still manages to turn the power on that way. There is a power bulge placed on the hood as well which helps you fit the  twin-turbocharged engine beneath it. The wheels are bigger and as a consequence there are some flared fenders added to go around them. The aerodynamics are also something to behold as they make the nose, side and rear of the car be able to cut through air like through butter. The design is mainly based so it enhanced the aerodynamics which will consequently affect the performance of the car and make it far advanced.

Interior Design

Inside the 2017 BMW M4 has elements of both the 4 Series models and also the M badged vehicles. The front part has M division sport seats and also M-specific controls for the electronics. The inside gives us a racier looking carbon fiber trim given throughout the inside and also combines with carbon fiber elements which completes the look of a performance car. The front seats are beautifully tailored and the bucket seats provide great support for your back and can make it a lot easier at higher speeds. Interestingly, the coupe and the convertible versions provide decent cargo capacity. In its base form the car is able to offer 13.0 of cubic feet but convertible options actually lose a bit of cargo space when the top is pulled done and it amounts to 7.8 cubic feet.

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Engine Performance and Ability

In order to bring us the best that the 2017 BMW M4 can provide is new  twin-turbocharged 3.0-liter inline-6 engine that can bring 425 horsepower and 406 pound-feet of torque. This engine has been used for the previous generation of the BMW 3-Series model and it gave some good specs there, so it is now wonder that they have decided to bring it back and enhance the capability of this vehicle. The model is able to make 0-60 mph in 4.1 seconds using the 6-speed, rev-matching manual transmission or 3.9 seconds with a 7-speed dual-clutch transmission (DCT).

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Convertible options are heavier so they can make the 60 mph mark in 4.4 seconds and 4.2 seconds, also depending on the transmission. But if you get a Competition package with your car you can easily boost the output at get it to 444 horsepower and it makes the acceleration rates 3.8 seconds and 4.1 seconds.

Release Date and Price

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As far as release dates goes, the confirmation has came that the 2017 BMW M4 is going to be available in the start of the year. This actually makes it available for sale with the first three months of the start of the year, with the model possibly getting a release date come February. The model will cost you about 66,220 USD as a base MSRP, which is a serious price for serious customers. The convertible version is far pricier and will amount to 74,700 USD.

2017 Lincoln MKT

The segment is going to be richer with the addition of the 2017 Lincoln MKT vehicle. The updated car is here to bring us joy and we see it as a great comeback car which adds a fairly good updated that we can be happy with. This kind of model has been on the market for some time now and deserves some changes to be made. The car will likely adopt some modern features so the competitiveness is addressed as well.

Looking at the MKT design perhaps does not offers us anything spectacular. The car is a bit polarizing and it does not show what it is actually capable of. But the inside brings lots of comfort and is very spacious and under the hood we have a very powerful an muscular V-6 engine that makes a whole lot of difference.

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The MKT brand has perhaps originated from a different era and comes from a period when other things were important. But keeping up with the style and the trend is what a good vehicles does. They have managed to do this and has reinvented the brand a few times to keep the style and particularly the performance fresh. Now we have a fully capable  three-row crossover utility vehicle which will continue to provide comfort and a lively family hauler with its 2017 incarnation.

Exterior Design for the 2017 Lincoln MKT

The style of the 2017 Lincoln MKT is quite peculiar in a sense. It draws from both the old vehicles and also tries to bring some new elements on board as well. It looks daring even by today’s standards. This design was introduced at least seven years ago and it still manages to hold on and remain attractive and will also appeal to different tastes as that is how the design was made. It does look polarizing in some sense but manages to bring you everything what you are looking from a sort of car like this one.

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Lincoln has showcased that even a large crossover vehicle like the MKT does not need to be defined in a rigid way. The MKT falls back on some symbolic additions that date back to the 60s when Lincoln vehicles looked liked yachts. Although it is hard to spot the elements for the untrained eye, underneath all of it you can see the Ford Flex like design. The most peculiar, and some would say controversial, elements for the car is the unfinished look of the tail which adds a thin ribbon of taillights and badging. Also a noticeable difference is that the silhouette of the vehicle is a bit  hearse-like.

Interior Updates and Changes

Generally speaking, when you enter the inside of the 2017 Lincoln MKT we noticed that it has a dark look. The technology on the other hand is a big advantage for the car as it manages to add a new Sync 3 infotainment system which is perched on the front center part of the dash and is coupled with capacitive-touch audio and climate controls. The use of conventional knobs and switches has been disposed here. The  instrument panel cluster is very nicely configured and it manages to show you all the necessary information in a nice layout that is easy to understand and enjoy.

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The car is also very spacious and comfortable. Both the first and second row of seats have very uncommon support and a lot of spacing for the people occupying the area. The front seats are actually so comfortable that can account for the driver conventions long distances and doing a lot of driving and not fill stiff or tired. There is also the option of using the steering wheel adjustment to help you chose the best driving position. The back end has a lot of leg room offered and also provides better door entrances. The third row is in fact cozy and does have a lot of space there but it is still hard to enter and exit from it. All in all, there is enough coziness and space for seven people inside the 2017 Lincoln MKT.

Engine Choices and Power

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The base version of the 2017 Lincoln MKT is offering us the 3.7-liter V-6 engine with front-wheel drive. The secondary option is a 3.5-liter turbocharged V-6,  that also comes with all-wheel drive. With the starting option, the model is capable of making  303 horsepower and 278 pound-feet of torque, while the secondary can make 365 hp and 350 lb-ft of torque. The base version is surprisingly strong and can provide a good pull as it uses a  6-speed automatic transmission. But with the stronger option the power delivery is smoother and willing which kind of a happens more naturally. All in all, it accounts for some good driving characteristics for the car in any sort of a sense.

Release Date and Price

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The 2017 Lincoln MKT model is already and expected release. The car has been announced for the beginning of the year and high expectations are made for it already. The car looks good and there is certainly going to be a high demand once they start selling the car. It will have its release date in the start of March. The given price for the car is 43,530 dollars for the base version given as a base MSRP price but if you want the AWD Elite option you will have to pay a sum of 49,025 dollars for the stronger version.

2016 Honda Acura NSX

2016 Honda Acura NSX Release Date, Price, Engine, Interior, Review – The Honda Acura NSX is a supercar vehicle which has been made popular because during its development it received hints and building details from the legendary Ayrton Senna. Sadly the car was discontinued back in 2005 and besides the occasional re-release rumor here and there was not much heard about the car. Until now that is, as it is becoming more than apparent that the car is making its comeback for this model year.

2016 Honda Acura NSX
2016 Honda Acura NSX

The fist NSX vehicle was produced and released in 1990 and it was one of the most popular supercars of its era. Perhaps it was not the most powerful car back then with the output of 290 horsepower, but it was the fastest which it owed to its low curb weight and also not the mentioned the cues it received from Senna’s input during the design. The car was discontinued as Honda planned to make a successor for the vehicle, but 10 years after the final release of the car we have been given a confirmation at the North American International Auto Show that the car is making a comeback with a concept model.

This is going to be the second generation of the Honda Acura NSX car and it is going to have major difference with its original form or in fact any part of the first generation production. There was a release from Honda where they managed to disclosed the specs of the car and people were immediately stunned as it promises to perform even better than anyone thought it would. In this review you can find out all the specs and stats about the car and see some exclusive pictures released after the show, study it carefully and see what the future of NSX vehicles brings.

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The exterior of the 2016 Honda Acura NSX is very close to the concept model that was released fist. The production vehicle does not stem too much from the concept that came first and has an aggressive but sporty feel to it. On closer look, though, you can notice some more detail changes that have been made to the car but all in all they have managed to do a perfect job with the new Acura NSX. The front side features a massive grill that occupies the major part of the nose of the car. The bumper is the same as the concept we witness earliest while the air dams have also been left intact. There is a large splitter that sticks underneath the grille while there are some massive blades that separate the main grille from the side intakes of the car. The headlamps have been revised and have new graphics and come with six LEDs and an LED stripe. The hood has been remodeled as well and has two large vents on it placed just above the wheel arches.

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2016 Honda Acura NSX front

The rear fascia has been mostly carried over from the concept car as most of it has been used without modifications. The large diffuser with the large vents have also been carried over. The rear exhausts have been repositioned as they are moved to be in the middle instead of sitting at the sides. The hood design of the back part has been a little bit complicated with the added spoiler as the concept had a much simpler design. But the largest changes is made to the side of the car which adds pronounced “cab-forward” proportion and  larger and higher side vents, making the character of the car much more different.

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2016 Honda Acura NSX back

Interior

The concept model of the Acura NSX that was introduced showed us an interior that was rich with Alcantara leather and carbon fiber inserts. Unfortunately the 2016 Honda Acura NSX production vehicle does not receive so much details and comfort enhancements like the concept. Instead, the carbon fiber inserts have been replaced by aluminum trims while the Alcantara leather is only seen in the middle part of the seats.

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2016 Honda Acura NSX interior

The button configuration has been modeled on the current Acura models while the climate controls air vents have been entirely differently configured on this car. With a flattened bottom and top the steering wheel gives off a more race car look and it combines with a high tech instrument cluster that was not expected. Additionally, the primary color has been changed to black instead of red for the production car.

Engine

The most excitement is made under the hood of the 2016 Honda Acura NSX vehicle with the added twin-turbocharged, 75 degree V-6 engine. This engine comes with a Variable Timing Control and combines both direct injection and port injection as well. This engine was made with a particular purpose and aim and it includes perfectly balancing power production, overall compactness and also comes with a reduced overall mass. The key elements that make this possible are inclusions such as lightweight and compact cylinder heads, a sand-cast engine block and thermal spray coating on the engine block cylinder sleeves for higher thermal efficiency. Thus the engine is able to deliver over 500 horsepower from 6,500 rpm and 406 pound-feet from 2,000 rpm. The acceleration performance is also off the charts with 3.5 seconds needed to reach 0-60 mph.

Price and release date

The new 2016 Honda Acura NSX has still not received an official pricing quote but for a car like this one a base price of $116,000 is more than appropriate. The vehicle is being released in the upcoming period and will be available for sale by the end of next year.