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December 5, 2013

Sponsored video: E is for escape

Lucire staff/12.38

A Lucire special promotion



Mercedes-Benz is already well known to those of us in fashion circles: its sponsorship of fashion weeks around the world has helped bring models such as the CLS and the E-Klasse coupé to audiences. But what to do about some of its more mainstream models?
   Most people know of the C-, E- and S-Klasse models, and the A-Klasse was voted 2012’s most beautiful car, but it’s sometimes harder capturing the imagination of the public with the more practical Mercedes-Benzes.
   The range that is overlooked the most is the E-Klasse. This is the standard Mercedes, one that can trace its lineage back decades, including the tough-as-boots W114 and W115 models, which often served as taxis around the world. It gets squeezed between the C, which is often the car that introduces people to the Mercedes-Benz brand, and the S, which is the choice of VIPs and, so often, the car that sets the technological standard that others follow.
   So rather than opt for a product placement as Mercedes-Benz did in the 1970s when it put it estate model on Hart to Hart, the E-Klasse T-Modell features in a lifestyle promo film which shows a group of four friends, who have known each other since they were 12 years old, taking a drive from Manhattan to Montauk.
   The film is set to ‘Garden Greys’ by Wildcat! Wildcat! (the exclamation marks are part of the name), and captures authentically what a road trip is like. It is directed by Aaron Platt, a pro surfer and filmmaker. The E-Klasse estate is incidental but the film gives it a more fun image, something that Mercedes-Benz must desire.
   The company has chosen an Avantgarde model, with the large three-pointed star in the grille, one which is meant to be more sporting than the Classic or Elegance. This isn’t a road trip for Mum and Dad and the kids: even the car chosen aims to be more hip.
   Mercedes-Benz also has its Mb! magazine, which covers lifestyle, creativity, fashion, events, travel, sport, art and music, which the film also promotes.


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Ford releases official 2015 Mustang photos and details

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’Stangers—diehard fans of the Ford Mustang—will have already seen it due to leaks of the official photographs half a day ago. Lucire ran the leaked photos on our Facebook page. But now, we can officially talk about the unveiling, in six cities around the world—New York, Dearborn, Michigan, Los Angeles, Shanghai, Sydney and Barcelona—of the 2015 Mustang, codenamed S550, which commemorates the model line’s 50th anniversary.
   Executive chairman Bill Ford was present at the Barcelona event, in front of an audience of 2,500 journalists, dealers and Ford employees.
   While the Mustang has officially been on sale in Europe and other markets before since the original model was released in New York on April 17, 1964, the 2015 model is the first which will be sold as a “world car”, as part of Ford’s core range.
   Ford notes that the Mustang is its most iconic range, and that it is the world’s most-liked vehicle on Facebook. Nine million have been built since the original’s launch.
   Stephen Odell, executive vice-president for Ford in Europe, Middle East and Africa, said in a release, ‘The Mustang’s formidable reputation for performance and its iconic status as a symbol of freedom and optimism precedes it even in those parts of the world where the car has never been sold. The new Mustang epitomizes Ford’s aggressive product acceleration; technologically advanced and forward-looking, but without forgetting the heritage that has inspired Ford customers for generations.’
   The new model certainly lives up to the promise. It has the classic Mustang proportions and blends them with Ford’s present design language.
   The design language has been seen on other global products such as the facelifted B299 Ford Fiesta and the CD391 Ford Fusion, which will be sold in Europe and other markets as the Ford Mondeo. It is an evolution of some of Ford’s earlier design principles.
   The grille opening apes that of the Fiesta and Fusion, but appears in a more exaggerated form, with the Mustang horse placed in the centre, as with the original, the Mustang II, and the models dating from the 1994.
   There are also shades of the ItalDesign Ford Mustang concept of 2006, which brought some Italianate touches, such as a tapering cabin.
   The rear lights also reflect the classic Mustang ideas, with the tri-bar design that also harks back to the original.
   Ford has also injected the rear-wheel-drive Mustang with the latest technologies, equipping the pony car for the 2010s and beyond.
   Technologies include Ford’s Sync with voice control and eight-inch touchscreen (in Europe), and drivers can adjust between driving modes.
   The convertible has an insulated cloth top, which has a sleek profile when folded, according to Ford.
   Moray Callum, Ford’s executive director of design for the Americas, said, ‘You only get one chance to make a first impression and when you see this car, you immediately see a Mustang strong and true.’
   Inside, the Mustang has an aviation-inspired cockpit, designed for the driver, and there is more space, thanks to a wider cabin and an all-new rear suspension. The cockpit again blends modern and classic: the two large dials hark back to the original, but the look is more geometric and structured.
   The boot can now accommodate two golf bags, thanks to the new platform.
   The suspension brings Mustang bang up to date. The front has double ball-joint Macpherson struts, while the rear gets rid of its agricultural live rear axle in front of an integral-link independent suspension. The Mustang promises to be a far better drive than the models of old, suiting worldwide markets. Ford’s stability control includes torque vectoring.
   Engines are the classic five-litre V8 (with 426 PS and 529 Nm of torque) and a new EcoBoost 2·3-litre four delivering 309 PS and 407 Nm. The automatic model has steering-wheel-mounted shift paddles.—Jack Yan, Publisher












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November 20, 2013

Miranda Kerr, Simon Cowell, David Gandy, Andra Day, Jodie Kidd attend Jaguar F-type launch

Lucire staff/10.50



Neilson Barnard

As with the fourth-generation Mini earlier this week, Jaguar was keen to get the celebrity set seen with its new F-type coupé as it had its launch in Los Angeles.
   On the eve of the Auto Show, Jaguar held a VIP event at Raleigh Studios, Playa Vista, with guests including Miranda Kerr, Simon Cowell, Rufus Sewell, David Gandy, Nicholas Hoult, Joe Manganiello, Kelly Osbourne, Yasmin Mills, Jodie Kidd, singer–songwriter Andra Day and CarCast’s Adam Carolla.
   The F-type R Coupé, with a 550 PS power output from its twin-supercharged V8, was the star of the event, with a Polaris white example zooming toward the audience’s grandstand before passing under it. The R Coupé hits 60 mph in four seconds flat, and has a limited top speed of 186 mph.
   Ian Callum, Jaguar’s design director, and to many the man who brought back the brand’s stylistic soul, played host.
   He said, ‘Creating a sports coupé is the purest of design tasks and also the most challenging; get it right and æsthetically the result will be as dynamic as the car should be rewarding to drive. In F-type Coupé, I believe we’ve got it right.
   ‘The dramatic debut of the 550 PS F-type R Coupé in Los Angeles this evening—possibly the most dynamic reveal of a car ever—underlines its performance credentials.’







Neilson Barnard

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Official photos and video: Jaguar launches F-type coupé at Los Angeles Auto Show

Lucire staff/10.18


Although images of the F-type coupé have already been leaked, Jaguar has now officially released details of one of its most anticipated sports cars.
   The convertible F-type is already on the market and is Lucire’s Car to Be Seen in for 2013 (see Lucire issue 30), but enthusiasts have waited for the hardtop coupé to join the range for some time.
   The new coupé, which has been revealed at the Los Angeles Motor Show today, manages to look purposeful and modern while having a sense of familiarity as a Jaguar—helped in no small part by the haunches over the rear wheels, the existing F-type convertible, and the company’s earlier C-X16 concept car. Audiences have had time to get used to the car’s coming.
   Now that it has arrived, expectations are very high on what the car is like behind the wheel. Jaguar calls it ‘the most dynamically capable, performance-focused, production Jaguar ever,’ with a top model, the R Coupé, having 550 PS under the bonnet, with its five-litre twin-supercharged V8. Other models have familiar power outputs of 340, 380 and 495 PS for the F-type, F-type S, and F-type V8 S.
   Jaguar’s Torque Vectoring by braking sees the car apply braking torque individually to the inner wheels through the ABS system, helping with cornering. The adaptive dynamics help control vertical body movement, roll and pitch rates, says Jaguar.
   The car, made of aluminium, is the most torsionally rigid production Jaguar (at 33,000 Nm per degree), helping with its dynamics, while the hardware consists of an electronic active differential and an optional carbon ceramic braking system.
   Externally, buyers can specify a panoramic glass roof panels that don’t affect the car’s rigidity. There is no B-pillar, but Jaguar’s engineers have used an aluminium alloy beam on each side that runs from the front pillar to the rear one to achieve the strength and rigidity targets. The sides are made from single-piece AC600 aluminium pressings, which have eliminated the need for joints in the panel surface, and mark a first for Jaguar.
   Half the body is made from recycled materials, while the tailgate uses composites. The production process uses 80 per cent less carbon dioxide compared with a standard steel construction, says Jaguar.
   The cabin tapers toward the rear, ending with a sharp edge over the rear lights, in one of the most attractive tail ends of any Jaguar built. A rear spoiler is hidden, rising automatically at 70 mph and lowering as speeds drop below 50 mph.
   Prices begin in the UK at £51,235 for the V6 coupé, rising to a cool £85,000 for the F-type R coupé.







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November 19, 2013

Mini launches with Poppy Delevingne, Henry Holland, Peaches Geldof, Ellie Goulding, Kimberley Garner

Lucire staff/14.27



Dominic O’Neill

Mini knows it’s on to a good thing, especially when it has 2½ million customers worldwide for the fashion-led 21st-century models released under BMW.
   With the launch of the fourth-generation Mini, BMW has stuck with the fashion image, with Poppy Delevingne, fashion designers Henry Holland and Amy Molyneaux, Peaches Geldof, Ellie Goulding, Pips Taylor, Zara Martin, Laura Bailey, Made in Chelsea’s Kimberley Garner and Diego Bivero-Volpe, Nik Thakkar, Kelly Eastwood and Jaime Winstone, Lianne La Havas, Ella Catliff, and Sugababe Jade Ewen at the after-party, giving it some style cred.
   The earlier unveiling had taken place in Oxford at the BMW plant, where the original 1959 Mini was built when the factory was owned by the British Motor Corporation.
   The Monday night after-party at the Sorting Office in London saw 500 guests at the event, where Goulding even worked the DJ decks before Fenech Soler performed an hour-long set. Little Dragon DJ then took over through to Tuesday midnight.
   The party continues today in Los Angeles at the Kim Sing Theater, with 175 guests invited, and Passion Pit performing live.
   The finalé will take place in Shanghai, with 200 guests on Thursday at the Waterhouse in South Bund. Gossip and Beth Ditto will perform live.
   The global launch of the new F56 Mini will take place in the first quarter of 2014.











Dominic O’Neill

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November 18, 2013

BMW unveils sportier fourth-generation Mini in Oxford

Lucire staff/14.59


BMW has released details of the new Mini, the third generation made under its watch and arguably the first to be developed entirely under its auspices.
   The new F56-series Mini looks more purposeful, with a shallower glasshouse, but that is only the start.
   As with most new cars, it is bigger than the one it replaces. There is 98 mm more in the length, with the wheelbase extending only 28 mm. It is 44 mm wider, 7 mm taller, and the track width has increased by 42 mm at the front and 34 mm at the rear.
   Purists will decry that BMW has taken the Mini concept away from its miniature roots—we are fans of the Mini Spiritual show cars of the 1990s which showed that the brand works with a utilitarian, revolutionary concept—but the market reality is that the German firm has found great success with the range. It’s stuck close to its knitting, which is to create premium, well engineered and good-handling cars—to do anything else (such as run a mass-market brand like Rover as it did in the ’90s) tends to get the company into red ink.
   The larger Mini’s shallower glasshouse means there is more of a wedge, but overall, the shape is familiar to any Mini buyer.
   The grille may be the most contentious part. It is deeper, and the number plate rests within the top part, a break from tradition. The Cooper S’s lower air intake detracts from the otherwise simpler shape, almost looking awkward and giving the front too much emphasis—but for those who felt that previous Minis were far too evolutionary or retro, then this is a positive development away from Mini creator Sir Alec Issigonis’s modernist approach. Cooper S is 29 mm longer than the standard Mini, and to our eyes appears to be the less attractive of the two. The slant of the headlights, which houses LEDs for dipped and main beams, is a nice design touch, and not a total surprise given how the Mini has evolved.
   The interior has changed more, with the central display housing either a four-line TFT display as standard, or an 8·8-inch screen with infotainment, sat-nav and vehicle functions. The speedometer, rev counter and fuel gauge are arranged together on the steering column, which makes far greater sense than the arrangement of old (a digital speedometer within the rev counter ahead of the steering wheel). It’s a concession to practicality, rather than tradition, but, again, it’s a departure from Issigonis. The electric window switches, meanwhile, have moved to the doors—another more logical measure.
   BMW notes that build quality is up, as is interior room.
   The engines are the real news: there are two three-cylinder 1·5 units, one petrol, one diesel, while the Cooper S has a four-cylinder 2·0-litre. The petrol triple develops 134 bhp, and the diesel 114 bhp, so neither is lacking; torque is at 220 and 270 Nm respectively. Cooper S manages 189 bhp with 280 Nm torque. The diesel, BMW claims, gets an average combined fuel consumption of 80·7 mpg, and carbon dioxide emissions of 98 g/km. Minimalism, the Mini equivalent of BMW Efficient Dynamics, is standard, with brake energy recuperation and other energy-saving measures.
   Revised suspension sees a new spring strut axle at front and a multi-link at rear, which is said to improve handling. A head-up display débuts with this generation, while technologies also include adaptive cruise control and a collision and pedestrian warning system. Parking assist is also available.
   UK pricing begins at £15,300, with the diesel at £16,450 and the Cooper S at £18,650.
   The Mini was originally launched as the Austin Seven and Morris Mini-Minor in 1959 by the British Motor Corporation. It was built in much the same form into the 1990s, when BMW took over the BMC’s successor organization, the Rover Group. It was under BMW that the second-generation Mini was launched, though much of its development took place at Rover. The outgoing third-generation Mini was an evolution of this model.








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May 28, 2013

Roberto Cavalli unveils this year’s Life Ball Mini, a Paceman, in Wien

Lucire staff/10.42


Mini has been present at the Life Ball in Wien for many years, but this is the first time its donated car has been the larger Paceman, a new model that’s essentially a coupé crossover version of the iconic British car.
   The Paceman, the three-door sporting version of the Countryman tested by Lucire last year, takes some Mini cues, but reinterprets them at a much larger (and not that mini) size.
   This year’s Mini on the magenta carpet has been customized by Roberto Cavalli himself, who unveiled the car at the Rathausplatz. Cavalli follows in the footsteps of other designers who have worked with Mini on the Life Ball, inter alia Kenneth Cole, Francisco Costa, Dean and Dan Caten of DSquared², Renzo Rosso for Diesel, and Diane von Furstenberg. The car has gold elements inside and out, iridescent paintwork, and (of course) animal prints.
   Cavalli, and his wife Eva in the passenger seat, drove the Mini Paceman to the event.
   The car had been auctioned earlier for a record €150,000 during the Aids Solidarity gala, with the entire proceeds going to projects combatting HIV–Aids.
   The event featured numerous celebrities, including Sir Elton John, Hilary Swank, Melanie Griffith, Barbara Eden, Carmen Electra, former US president Bill Clinton, Anna Netrebko, Erwin Schrott and Fergie.



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May 17, 2013

Daniel Day-Lewis, David Gandy and Yasmin Le Bon on Jaguar’s team for the Mille Miglia

Lucire staff/4.50

Updated May 17, 2013, 12.09 p.m. GMT with Italian TV report on Thursday’s incident involving Gandy and Le Bon’s Jaguar XK 120


Tullio M. Puglia

Jaguar is participating in this year’s Mille Miglia from May 16 to 19, 2013, fielding a total of 24 cars, including six from Jaguar Heritage Racing.
   Its team includes Le Mans winner Andy Wallace and Alex Buncombe, and luminaries such as Olympian Sir Chris Hoy, Michael Quinn, three-time Oscar winner Daniel Day-Lewis, actress Hannah Herzsprung, models David Gandy and Yasmin Le Bon, and Salvatore Ferragamo, the grandson of the famed designer, with whom he shares his name.
   The heritage models are three XK 120s and three C-types, while Jaguar will also field modern F-types, Lucire’s Car to Be Seen in for 2013.
   On the first day, Gandy and Le Bon, co-drivers of an XK 120, were pushed off the road by another competitor, but have begun again at the starting line on May 17. A brief Italian news report is embedded at the end of the article.
   Jaguar has previewed this year’s Mille Miglia with a short film, shown below, featuring Gandy, Le Bon, Buncombe, Murray Walker and, famously, Sir Stirling Moss and his 1952 co-driver Norman Dewis.
   Ferragamo is the Jaguar F-type’s Italian ambassador, a duty he also has with Relais & Châteaux worldwide. He was presented with an F-type 3·0 V6 S at the Castello di Gabbiano, in Mercatale Val di Pesa, near Firenze. His co-driver for the event is Michael Quinn, grandson of Jaguar founder Sir William Lyons.
   Bentley, meanwhile, says it will field two 4½-litre Supercharged Blowers, dating from the 1930s.









Tullio M. Puglia

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