Every year, there’s a rush of new and snazzy cars that flood the market. All sorts of shapes and sizes; from the middle of the road runners (pun intended) to ones that can claim to have all the bells and whistles, the technological wizardry, the frills and furbelows that live up to the wildest dreams of the most imaginative and demanding of owners.
So, we are now going to take a quick look at the some of the most significant new cars that will take the car dealerships by storm and get their future owners to open up their check books.
Aston Martin DBS Superleggera
A car that’s as much a gorgeous feast for the eyes as it is an engineering marvel. Meticulously styled, with flowing body work crafted from carbon fiber, the interior has front-seats upholstered in supple leather and Alcantara. As for its engineering pedigree, it has:
- A 5.2-liter twin-turbocharged V12 engine with 715 horsepower
- A performance-enhanced eight-speed automatic transmission – whipping the car to 62 mph in a sudden 3.4 seconds
- Delivers a mind-boggling top speed of 211 mph
It glides on 21-inch rims and Pirelli P-Zero performance tires. Giving the driver a variety of performance-enhancing systems at his or her fingertips, the car hugs the corners as tightly and securely as a thoroughbred approaching the last curve at the Kentucky Derby.
The fourth-generation avatar of Audi’s flagship sedan, the 2019 model has spacious leather and wood trimmed interior, flaunts Audi’s configurable Virtual Cockpit instrumentation, with dual touchscreens and haptic feedback for the infotainment system. Luxurious options include
- Heated center console and arm rests
- Dual-tablet rear entertainment system
- Executive-class rear seats that recline, massage, with adjustable head- and footrests
- New frontal auto-braking safety system helps to prevent crashes with cross-traffic at intersections and signal lights
Powered by a 3.0-liter turbocharged, V6 engine with 48-volt “mild hybrid” technology, this prima donna amongst Audi models rides on an active suspension for improved vehicle dynamics. In fact, this A8 can be driven in-and-out of a garage or tight parking space – remotely!
Bentley Continental GT
Bentley’s third generation of the sporty albeit majestic Continental GT coupe continues its familiar long-hooded appearance. The four-seater coupe’s interior is in line with Bentley’s over-the-top standards, upholstered in rich leather and trimmed in wood and piano black finishes. The GT Coupe offers:
- A 6.0-liter W12 engine that pushes the GT off at a rapid clip – 0-60 mph in 3.6 seconds
- Its 626 horsepower is backed by a forceful 664 pound-feet of torque
- its top speed is a warp-like 207 mph.
This car’s electronically controlled suspension balances ride comfort and energetic handling abilities via selectable driving modes. Plus, its list of standard features offers almost unlimited customization.
BMW M850i xDrive
BMW brings back the 8 Series coupe as a long, wide, and low slung ride – with what BMW refers to as “double bubble” contouring. Inside, sport seats come trimmed in Merino individual leather with contrast stitching. The M850i xDrive packs a punch with:
- A twin-turbocharged 4.4-liter 530-horsepower V8 engine
- An eight-speed automatic transmission, that allows it to surge forward at 60 mph in just 3.6 seconds
- An (optional) carbon-fiber-reinforced plastic roof reduces the coupe’s curb weight while lowering its center of gravity for better handling
- An adaptive racing-inspired suspension is amongst its many performance-minded options this car offers
Headlamps incorporate both LED and laser light technology – the slimmest ever used in any BMW. All-wheel-drive and self-parking functions are standard.
A midsize four-door hybrid is capable of a stingy 55 mpg around town, the Insight has a dynamic front end treatment and coupe-like profile. This latest version of the Insight includes
- Power that comes from an electric-assisted 1.5-liter four-cylinder gasoline engine that delivers 151 horsepower
- A lively 197 pound-feet of torque
- Efficient battery packaging provides a spacious 15.1 cubic feet of trunk space charging while still maintaining a roomy interior
Drivers with economy on their minds can put the car in EV mode for limited all-electric operation, while increasing regenerative braking to help improve battery. There’s a selectable sport mode that enables livelier operation.
A fully redesigned version for 2019 with added pizazz and personality, this midsize Lexus ES luxury sedan is longer, lower, and wider. It’s wrapped in aerodynamically recast bodywork with a lot more curves and creases, and the manufacturer’s signature spindle-shaped grille. This car offers:
- A 3.5-liter V6 engine that sends 302-horsepower to the front wheels
- A new eight-speed automatic transmission
- The new Apple Car Play interface is also Amazon Alexa-enabled – with a spectrum of connectivity and safety features built-in
Mercedes-Benz AMG GT four-door coupe
This latest four-door fastback is presented in definitively muscular styling. The V8 models include active rear axle steering – at speeds of up to 62 mph, the rear wheels point in the opposite direction to the front wheels – for extra agility and stability.
Under this cars long hood you can opt for:
- An in-line six-cylinder engine with 429 horsepower
- Or two bi-turbo 4.0-liter V8s with 577 or 630 horses
A standard nine-speed automatic transmission and all-wheel-drive with a “race start” function allows peak acceleration. The AMG GT four-door coupe includes its own sporty fragrance and can be fitted with Mercedes’ “energizing” comfort control that adjusts various vehicle functions to relax or refresh the driver and passengers according to pre-set programs.
The VW Arteon “four door coupe” comes with added style and substance. This car rides on a new platform that’s longer than the former CC’s wheelbase by five inches. Its wider body offers more interior space.. It comes powered by:
- A 2.0-liter turbocharged and direct-injected 268-horsepower four-cylinder engine
- An eight-speed automatic transmission
- All-wheel-drive is available across the line
- The suspension features a standard adaptive damping system to balance the car’s ride and handling characteristics
A wide spectrum of accident-avoidance features are standard, with items such as:
- Stop-and-go adaptive cruise control
- Digital Cockpit reconfigurable displays
- An optional Hands-free trunk release