Toyota Camry and Cadillac CTS get five NHTSA safety rating

The 2012 Toyota Camry and 2012 Cadillac CTS have earned the five-star safety rating from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Last year, the 2011 Camry took home four stars in the evaluations. Toyota reminds us that the 2012 Camry is built with high-strength steel to help protect the passenger cell against deflection in the event of an accident, and that the vehicle comes standard with 10 airbags, all of which contribute to the new model’s superior score.
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2011 Infiniti QX

2011 Infiniti QX

The all-new 2011 Infiniti QX56 full-size SUV has been unveiled today at the New York International Auto Show. The second-generation Infiniti QX is based on the already revealed 2011 Nissan Patrol. Infiniti’s SUV features a unique front and end treatment, but the rest of the body has remained unchanged.

The new QX features revised dimensions versus the previous model as it is 1.4-inches longer, 1.1-inches wider and 3.8-inches lower in overall height.
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2009 World Car of the Year finalists

The 2009 World Car of the Year Award winner will be announced at the upcoming New York Auto Show. The international jury panel has whittled down the final list of eligible entries to just three in each category (in alphabetical order):

2009 World Car Finalists

    Toyota iQ

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BMW 3-Series facelift

Bavarian carmaker share first official photos its facelifted 3-Series.

As you see, changes to the front end include new lights with LED indicators, revised bumpers, less chrome on the grille and a more distinctive creased bonnet. Fresh, larger mirrors grace the doors, while the restyled rear lamp clusters also include LEDs.

Inside, the 3 gains the latest, simplified iDrive cabin control system with a larger LCD monitor, and has sockets for connecting MP3 players to an 80GB hard drive. All engines get BMW’s Efficient Dynamics technology, and a new 245bhp six-cylinder diesel debuts. Coupe and cabrio buyers can select as option the seven-speed dual-clutch box, too. The revised 3-Series arrives in dealerships in September.

2009 BMW 7-Series

Look at the first official high resolution images of the new BMW 7-Series sedan. The new 7-Series hides its size well enough and if anything else, the styling is no where near as controversial as the previous 7-Series.
The new BMW’s flagship boasts an array of features and systems, including Active Blind Spot Detection, Night Vision with new Pedestrian Detection, Side View and Back-up Cameras, Active Cruise Control with new stop-and-go capability and a new Integral Active Steering, which adds speed-sensitive rear-wheel steering to BMW’s front Active Steering system.
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2010 Mazda3

The first images of upcoming new Mazda3 were leaked on the net. The forthcoming Mazda3 is one of the most highly anticipated future models.

The designer of 2010 Mazda3 prototype took a different approach, applying elements from the Nagare, Ryuga, Hakaze, Taiki and Furai concept cars to a an enlarged version of the Mazda2. Not bad but we would have definetely preferred a different styling for the front-end.

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2009 Jaguar XF-R

Meet the 2009 Jaguar XF-R. If you’re looking at the rear of the XF-R, you’ll be following a subtle lip spoiler on the bootlid, chunky quad pipes and we’d guess lurking under that white plastic disguise is a discrete diffuser. There is also a new design of alloy wheel reserved just for R models. Even standard cars can be specced with 20-inch wheels, so big rims are a must for the XF-R.

Naturally, there is also a new design of alloy wheel reserved just for R models. Even standard cars can be specced with 20-inch wheels, so big rims are a must for the XF-R

2009 BMW 7-Series

2009 BMW 7-Series test mule with light camo

Look at hte image above. Its a BMW 7-Series test mule, which was caught on road testing. 2009 BMW 7-Series mule was captured with minor camouflage thus giving us a preview of their new top-of-the-range luxury sedan.

Despite the camo, it is evident that BMW’s design team went for a more elegant and slightly sport styling with the new 7. Better styling aside, the 2009 7-Series is also expected to go through an extensive diet and along with the new engine line-up that will include BMW’s 306Hp 3.0-liter Turbocharged straight-six and the 408Hp 4.4-liter V8 Turbo, it will also feature significantly improved fuel consumption figures.

2009 Mercedes-Benz E63

The disguised test mule of the next Mercedes E-class was caught on road testing.

The new Mercedes-Benz E63 will have a typically sleek outline redolent of its bigger S-class brother. Plus the quad pipes, big wheels, discrete body kit and huge brake discs that denote the E63 AMG sports saloon.

One giveaway to the new E-class’s design is the updated, CLS-style headlamps alluded to under the frontal disguise of this test car, a strong character line down the flanks and a stylized rear wheel arch.

The next-gen E-class will have an E300 Bluetec diesel hybrid emitting just 134g/km of CO2. By linking diesel Bluetec engine to a hybrid system, the greenest E-class should mix performance (413lb ft of twist) with purity (55.4mpg).

The diesel hybrid won’t be a big seller, as it’ll cost more than an E320 CDI (but less than the E500). The new Mercedes-Benz E63 will be unveiled at the 2008 Paris motor show this autumn.