2018 Porsche Panamera

The Car Connection News Feed - Fri, 01/19/2018 - 14:45
The 2018 Porsche Panamera does nearly all the things all the time—and even more this year. It’s the 911 of sedans, just as Porsche intended it to be, and in our eyes it rates 8.4 out of 10. (Read more about how we rate cars.) There are a staggering 15 models from which to choose: base cars, all-wheel-drive Panamera 4 and 4S cars...
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2018 Ford Transit Connect

The Car Connection News Feed - Fri, 01/19/2018 - 14:19
The 2018 Ford Transit Connect is a relatively stylish commercial vehicle you may see a dozen times a day without realizing it. A family version called the Transit Connect Wagon is offered in XL, XLT, and Titanium trim levels, while the commercial variants come in a dizzying variety of wheelbases, body heights, and configurations. Changes for 2018...
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2018 Ford Fiesta

The Car Connection News Feed - Fri, 01/19/2018 - 14:19
The 2018 Ford Fiesta bears the brunt of The Car Connection’s objective ratings. Small cars just don’t fare as well in categories like comfort and safety, by nature. Even in fuel economy, the smallest cars often lose out to larger cars with better aerodynamics. That said, we don’t find it difficult to find a Fiesta we like. Skip...
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2018 Ford Fusion Hybrid

The Car Connection News Feed - Fri, 01/19/2018 - 13:55
The 2018 Ford Fusion Hybrid and Fusion Energi are now in their sixth model year, older than any competing mid-size sedans with high-efficiency hybrid or plug-in versions. Mildly refreshed last year, the Fusion remains a good-looking sedan with a comfortable and stylish interior. The hybrid Fusion has four trim levels: the base S, the mid-level SE...
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2018 Ford Super Duty

The Car Connection News Feed - Fri, 01/19/2018 - 13:52
The 2018 Ford Super Duty series spans a wide spectrum of big pickup trucks including swanky, near-luxury models, bare-bones work trucks, towing champs, and nearly every step in between. It was redesigned last year to bring the big rigs in line with its best-selling Ford F-150 light-duty models. Both trucks share similar cabs, trim levels, and...
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2018 Ford Flex

The Car Connection News Feed - Fri, 01/19/2018 - 13:47
We loved the Ford Flex when it was new. Then again, we also loved the iPhone’s 2G connectivity, the Atlanta Thrashers, and Chicago’s Summer Olympic bid in the same year. We’re not fickle, we’ve just outlived most of those things. The Flex—still sold in SE, SEL, and Limited trims—is the lone survivor in that...
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2018 Ford Focus

The Car Connection News Feed - Fri, 01/19/2018 - 13:36
The 2018 Ford Focus has broad appeal, maybe too broad to digest at a glance. Commuting daily? There’s a Focus for that. Into the gas-mileage lifestyle? There’s one of those, too. How about shredding tires as a part of your daily ablutions? Check. The Focus family runs the gamut from miserly sedans and hatchbacks to legitimate track...
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2018 Ford Explorer

The Car Connection News Feed - Fri, 01/19/2018 - 13:26
In a lineup of cars and trucks that includes crazy uncle Shelby and cousin Raptor and a litter of baby RSs and STs, the 2018 Ford Explorer takes on the role of mom. Go ahead and have fun, it’s happy to do the shopping and the carpool, no matter what the weather holds. Someone has to do the chores around here, you know. With three rows of...
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Salamanca Group appoints head of real estate

Property Week News Feed - Fri, 01/19/2018 - 13:11
Simon Heilpern has been appointed by Salamanca Group to lead its real estate team, advising clients across the UK and Europe.
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DWP signs at Atlantic Quay

Property Week News Feed - Fri, 01/19/2018 - 13:03
Moorfield and Resonance Capital have completed their 85,000 sq ft letting to the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) at 1 Atlantic Quay in Glasgow.
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BidX1 enters UK market with Andrews & Robertson acquisition

Property Week News Feed - Fri, 01/19/2018 - 12:49
Irish auction house BidX1 has acquired property auctioneers Andrews & Robertson in a deal which will see the company’s online platform offered to UK clients.
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Wallace Cotton to pop-up in Covent Garden

Property Week News Feed - Fri, 01/19/2018 - 12:46
Kiwi interiors brand Wallace Cotton is to make its first foray into the UK with a pop-up store in London’s Covent Garden.
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Strong final quarter for Glasgow office deals

Property Week News Feed - Fri, 01/19/2018 - 12:43
Glasgow’s office market saw a bumper final quarter of 2017, with a flurry of deals pushing annual take-up to 631,814 sq ft, according to research by CBRE Scotland.
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2018 Ford EcoSport preview

The Car Connection News Feed - Fri, 01/19/2018 - 12:42
Although the Ford EcoSport is just now arriving in the United States, the automaker was actually one of the first in the pint-size crossover game. More than a decade ago, Ford's Brazilian operations took the wraps off of the first-generation EcoSport; so successful was the model there that its follow-up has been offered just about everywhere Ford...
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Royal London buys East Grinstead trading estate for £65m

Property Week News Feed - Fri, 01/19/2018 - 11:51
The Royal London Pension Property Fund has bought The Birches Trading Estate in West Sussex from Ropemaker Properties for £65m, reflecting an initial yield of 4.66%.
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GVA separates from Apleona as Mottram is appointed chairman

Property Week News Feed - Fri, 01/19/2018 - 11:00
GVA has separated from facility management firm Apleona and Andy Mottram, a former member of JLL’s EMEA board, has been appointed chairman.
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British Land poaches new CFO from Logicor

Property Week News Feed - Fri, 01/19/2018 - 08:53
British Land has appointed Simon Carter chief financial officer (CFO).
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Countrywide shares plummet on profit warning

Property Week News Feed - Fri, 01/19/2018 - 08:44
Shares in estate agent Countrywide plummeted more than 18% to 110.4p on Thursday following a profit warning from the UK’s largest estate agent group.
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Bentley Bentayga Headed to Pikes Peak Hill Climb

Motortrend News Feed - Thu, 01/18/2018 - 23:30

It’s only January, but Bentley has already announced it’s entering the Bentayga SUV in the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb on June 24. This marks the first time Bentley is competing in the event.

The folks at Bentley are currently preparing the competition car in Crewe, England. Brian Gush, head of Bentley’s motorsport operations, is leading the project.

“Since its launch, the Bentayga has set the luxury SUV benchmark with its unique combination of bespoke British craftsmanship, performance and grand touring ability,” he said in a statement. “We hope to set another benchmark at the 2018 Pikes Peak International Hill Climb by conquering the most demanding mountain road course in the world.”

Although Bentley recently announced a new V-8 version, the competing Bentayga packs the more robust 6.0-liter W-12 engine good for 600 hp and 664 lb-ft of torque. We’ve clocked the SUV hitting 60 mph in 3.5 seconds, making it the quickest gasoline-burning SUV we’ve ever tested. But it will be a different challenge altogether tackling the 12.42-mile hill climb with 156 corners. During the competition, vehicles climb 4,720 feet all the way to the finish line at the mountain’s summit of 14,115 feet.

Bentley says it aims to tackle the hill climb quicker than any SUV before. It will announce more details, including the name of the driver, closer to the event.

Source: Bentley

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Ram Might be Hinting at a Hellcat-Powered Rebel

Motortrend News Feed - Thu, 01/18/2018 - 22:30

When Ram showed up to the 2016 State Fair of Texas, it brought along one of the coolest concepts we’d seen in a long time, the Rebel TRX Concept. Designed for high-speed off-roading, the Rebel TRX looked more than ready to take on the Ford F-150 Raptor. Even better, it packed a 575-hp supercharged V-8 that was essentially a detuned Hellcat engine. But even though the Rebel TRX was never intended to go into production, our dreams of a Hellcat-powered pickup truck might not be dead just yet.

As Allpar points out, it looks like the 2019 Ram 1500 borrows several of its design cues from the TRX Concept, especially the new Ram Rebel. Some are more subtle, like the kink in the rear doors and the badge on the steering wheel, but it’s hard to miss TRX’s influence on the Rebel’s new hood.

Still, that’s only proof that Ram didn’t completely forget about the TRX Concept when it was designing the new 1500. The actual hints that there’s a Hellcat-powered Ram Rebel on the way required digging a little bit deeper. As Allpar points out, if you zoom way in on the official press photo for the Ram Rebel’s interior, the clock is set to 7:07, just like the Hellcat’s 707 hp. Considering Fiat Chrysler’s history of hiding hints or Easter eggs in the teaser images for the Dodge Challenger Demon, we wouldn’t put it past Ram to have hidden a little clue in the Rebel’s press photos.

Of course, while Allpar claims to also have an anonymous inside source that confirms the Hellcat-powered Ram Rebel is under development, the biggest clue might be Fiat Chrysler’s history of shoehorning big engines into every vehicle it can. In a world where Dodge offers a Durango SRT, Jeep has both a Grand Cherokee SRT and a Trackhawk, and you can get both the Charger and Challenger in Hellcat form, it might be more surprising if Ram never builds a 707-hp Rebel.

Source: Allpar

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