2017 Citroen DS5 – Release Date, Specs & Info

The new 2017 Citroen DS5 has been updated and freshened ahead of its release. Its styling is avant-garde and combines crisp edges with aerodynamic cues to give it a bold, futuristic new design that helps distinguish it from the rest of the offering sin its class. It perfectly balances advanced technologies, attention to detail and refinement, with a dynamic performance to offer a unique vehicle that embodies the character of existing and future DS vehicles. This review covers details concerning the DS5 review, release date, price, engine specifications, and exterior and interior changes.

2017 Citroen DS5 spy shots

For 2017, the new model comes with an impressive new front, and numerous changes to its cabin technologies and refinement. New features include adaptive LED headlights and taillights, sculpted, DS-monogrammed vertical grille, and a new touch-drive interface. All these features are in addition to existing features such as exceptional interior and exterior designs, futuristic exterior cues, and the characteristic driving position which imitates a cockpit.

2017 Citroen DS5 rear view, white color, tailpipe

For the motoring public, the DS5 is arguably impressionistic. While its market is predominantly China and Europe, rumors have emerged that Citroen’s objective is to cast its net even wider thanks to the DS5 evolution that has taken a premium-centric approach. This is what Yves Bonnefont, CEO DS brand had to say, “The new Citroen DS5 2017 represents ideas and the new evolutionary path that future Citroen products will be taking. And yet, with over six decades in its résumé, the new model is still a DS5 to the core.”

2017 Citroen DS5 front angle, headlighs and grille

The exterior profile is a unique creation with expressive hypnotic styling that help set it apart from the smorgasbord of other offerings. For 2017, the face gains even more prestige and character. Similar to the DS 3 and the DS 3 Cabrio, the new 2017 Citroen DS5 also comes with LED lighting technologies, and a new light signature. The new model is immediately recognizable regardless of the angle of view.

2017 Citroen DS5 exterior, overhead view

The Interior, on the other end, is masterfully crafted and features latest technologies with a cockpit style driving position. Also available are a host of convenience, infotainment, and entertainment features that work seamlessly with one another. Some of the distinct features available in the cabin include an ergonomic-designed touch-drive interface, upgraded navigation system, a new Mirror Screen Technology, mobile phone integration via the MyDS, and the DS Connect Box.

2017 Citroen DS5 exterior, side angle, alloy wheels

Other technologies available on the latest DS5 include a lane-departure, a blind spot monitor, automatic high-beam control, hill-start assist, a heads-up display, a rearview camera, intelligent traction control, and stability control. Others include keyless entry and ignition, electric memory and massaging front seats, a dual-zone automatic climate control, heated mirrors, Denon Hi-Fi system, and ambient lighting.

2017 Citroen DS5 Release Date & Price

2017 Citroen DS5 release date

While these details are yet to be confirmed, new reports allege the new model is expected to go for sale for around $23,000 for a basic version. The price can however sky rocket by an extra $10 grand depending on the options you decide to equip it with. Expect its release date sometime in the first half of 2017.

2017 Citroen DS5 Exterior

2017 Citroen DS5 rear angle, taillights and tailpipe

According to the automaker, the new model will come riding on the PSA PF2 platform that is currently in use in vehicles such as the Peugeot 3008, DS 6, and the C4 Picasso. What this means is that the new model will share most of the features with the three models. Nevertheless, certain features will also be available in order to make it distinct from the rest. Such features are our primary focus here. As already mentioned, the headlights and taillights will feature LED technology. The front and rear bumper have been revised and now look more modern than before.

Other features include 18-inch alloy wheels, refreshed door handles, pronounced side skirts, dual tailpipes, and wide LED taillights.

2017 Citroen DS5 Interior

2017 Citroen DS5 interior, steering wheel, dashboard and lcd screen

There is extensive attention to detail on the interior of the DS5. Upgraded leather, metal work on the gear, and use of aluminum on the interior of the doors reflect Citroen use of authentic materials. A new interior trim, in addition to the existing model’s ‘watch strap’ upholstery is also available. More details will be updated as the release date approaches.

Engine Specs

2017 Citroen DS5 engine

Engines aren’t expected to change from the existing ones that include a 210-horsepower – generating 1.5L four-cylinder, a 180- horsepower- yielding 2.0L turbo-diesel inline-4, and a 200-horsepower – generating 2.0L HDi four-cylinder engine.

Safety

2017 Citroen DS5 safety, anglemort

When it comes to safety, the new model will come with a slew of driver-assistance features that will help the driver avoid potential impacts. A five star rating for overall crash impact protection by NHTSA is expected given the updates the new model is boasting of.

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2017 Citroen DS5 auto show, front view, headlights and grille

2017 Citroen DS5 exterior, rear view, taillights

2017 Citroen DS5 front view, headlights and badges

2017 Citroen DS5 side view, blue color, alloy wheels

2017 Citroen DS5 front view, white color, headlights, grille and alloy wheels

2017 Citroen DS5 exterior, front view, grille and badges

2017 Citroen DS5 trunk, cargo space

2017 Citroen DS5 gear shift knob

2017 Citroen DS5 interior, leather front seats

2017 Citroen DS5 interior, leather back seats

2017 Audi Q7 Release Date, Specs and Info

The new 2017 Audi Q7 despite showing some grey areas, is expected to be desirable and appealing to new and existing buyers. Some of its highlights for 2017 include a strong and fuel-efficient TDI engine, premium interior, and a sophisticated driving character. Its release date should be expected during the 4th Q of 2016.

2017 Audi Q7 front view, alloy wheels

Years have come and gone, yet the never aging Audi Q7 continues to stay put. The vehicle known for its premium cabin, upscale driving character, and a performance worth coveting hasn’t aged a day when it comes to offering comfort and convenience ever since its debuted almost nine years ago.

2017 Audi Q7 side view, alloy wheels and taillights

However, with fresh models flooding the segment every year, we find the Q7 difficult to recommend. For clarity, there are certain things we like though. The high-quality build and surfaces, serene ride even at top speeds, nimble handling, and a premium style.

As far as the engines are concerned, you can get up to 28 mpg with the optional TDI diesel-powered V6 engine. And for such a huge vehicle, the Q7 still affords to offer better steering and handling.

2017 Audi Q7 front angle, headlights and grille

Having test-driven the vehicle ourselves, there are certain issues that Audi could have addressed. These include a mediocre performance with the TDI engine, a cramped third row seat, a lackluster fuel economy ratings, and a subpar cargo volume. Also, the acceleration to 60 is just average.

Some of our favorites in the segment include the 2017 Acura MDX, the 2017 Land Rover LR4, the 2017 BMW x5, and the 2017 Mercedes-Benz GL-Class.

Available Trims – Audi Q7

The 2017 Q7 just as its predecessor will be offered in a whopping six trims: Premium, TDI Premium, Premium Plus, TDI Premium Plus, S Line Prestige, and TDI Prestige.

Exterior Pictures & Interior Changes – 2017 Audi Q7

The seven-passenger luxury 2017 Audi Q7 3.0T Premium comes standard with a power liftgate, automatic climate control (dual-zone), automatic wipers, LED running lights, 18” alloy wheels, leather upholstery, burl walnut inlays, rear parking sensors, a reclining and folding 40/20/40-split second-row seat, eight-way power heated front seats, LED turn signals, xenon headlights, and a manual telescopic-and-tilt steering wheel.
Technology features available include an iPod interface, a 6.5” touchscreen display, Bluetooth phone connectivity, an 11-speaker premium sound system, Audi’s basic MMI interface, and a CD player.

2017 Audi Q7 dashboard, steering wheel, lcd screen and gear shift knob

The only difference between the Premium and the Premium Plus is that the latter comes with 19” wheels.
The 3.0T Premium Plus and TDI Premium Plus come equipped with a telescopic-and-tilt steering wheel, a panoramic sunroof, a color trip computer, a 7” display screen, blind-spot monitoring, auto-dimming exterior mirrors, a rearview camera, upgraded version of the MMI interface, a navigation system, voice controls, keyless ignition and entry, front parking cameras, 14-speaker sound audio system, and driver memory settings.

2017 Audi Q7 interior, leather seats

The 3.0 S Line Prestige adds automatic climate control (four-zone), ventilated front seats, manual sunshades, adaptive headlights, sport-themed exterior styling, 20” wheels, deep tinted sunroof, and a corner-view camera system.

2017 Audi Q7 side view, gray color

Stand-alone features available for the lower trims include the 20” wheels, fender flares, a 14-speaker premium sound system, a black headliner, a three-spoke steering wheel, adaptive cruise control, exterior add-ons, rear side airbags, a heated steering wheel, heated rear seats, and brushed aluminum inlays.

2017 Audi Q7 Engine Specs

Under the hood of the Premium Plus and base Premium trims is a 3.0L V6 engine rated at 295 pounds of torque and 280 hp. however, the S-Line Prestige’s upgraded version generates an extra power bump of 53 horsepower and 30 pounds of torque. An eight-speed auto transmission system relays the output for both vehicles on the four wheels.
During our own test drive, the Premium trim achieved a 0-60 mph acceleration in an unimpressive 6.9 seconds. The estimations for the fuel consumption stand at 16/22/18 mpg in the city/highway/combined.

2017 Audi Q7engine

The TDI trim gets its power source from a 3.0L V6 diesel engine rated at a walloping 240 hp and 406 pound of torque.

The fuel economy ratings for the diesel-powered model are 19/28/22 mpg. This model also sauntered to 60 mph in a lackluster 8.0 seconds.
The 2017 Audi Q7 when properly equipped can achieve a maximum towing capacity of 6,600 pounds.
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Release Date & Price -2017 Audi Q7

Expect to be set back by an MSRP starting from $53,400 for the Diesel SUV, and $48,300 for the base Q7. As for the release date, rumor has it that the SUV is set to go for sale during the 4th Q at least for the U.S market.

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2017 Audi Q7 exterior, front view, headlights

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2017 Audi Q7 rear angle, tailpipe and taillights

2017 Audi Q7 trunk

2017 Bentley Flying Spur – Release Date, News and Rumors

Compelling are the 2017 Bentley Flying Spur’s technology, power, and style. Others include a regal styling, extensive customization options, a serious power output, and a predictable sumptuous interior. The Flying Spur release date should be expected sometime in the beginning of 2017. 

2017 Bentley Flying Spur side view, auto show, alloy wheels

At the upper end of the luxury niche, there exists two segment of vehicles: those that are best enjoyed from the driver seat and those that are meant to be chauffeured. The new 2017 Bentley Flying Spur falls under the former segment. Although it’s a big sedan, it nevertheless offers an impressive and memorable drive quality almost synonymous to that offered by a sport car.

2017 Bentley Flying Spur spy shots

The new Bentley gives its consumers two engine options – a rarity for the vehicle. The first option (4.0L V8) generates an impressive 500 horsepower, while the other (6.0L W-12) churns out an even more output rated at 616 horsepower. Either engine offers its users an impressive acceleration and responsiveness.

2017 Bentley Flying Spur side view, silver color, alloy wheels

If its exclusivity you’re after, we highly recommend the 2017 Bentley Flying Spur. However, even this speedy and swanky sedan is not without some formidable rivals in its class. They include the Porsche Panamera, the Mercedes-Benz S-Class, Aston Martin Rapide, and the Rolls-Royce Ghost.

2017 Bentley Flying Spur rear view, blue color, taillights

2017 Bentley Flying Spur Trims

The new 2017 Bentley Flying Spur is offered in two trims: the base – Flying Spur V8, and the Flying Spur 12-Cylinder.

Exterior 2017 Bentley Flying Spur & Interior Review

2017 Bentley Flying Spur front angle, headlights and grille

The 2017 Bentley Flying Spur V8 accessories offered include LED running lights and taillights, a telescopic-and-tilt steering wheel, automatic bi-xenon headlamps, leather upholstery, power rear sunshades, ventilated and heated multi-way power rear and front seats, power-folding heated mirrors, an adjustable air suspension system, twenty-inch wheels, rear and front parking sensors, a power trunk lid, keyless entry and ignition, and a Breitling analog dashboard.

2017 Bentley Flying Spur interior, steering wheel, dashboard

Standard equipment include an eight-speaker CD/DVD audio system, a navigation system, satellite and HD radio, Bluetooth audio and phone connectivity, voice controls, an eight-inch front touchscreen interface, an SD card reader, and a rearview camera.

Opting for the Mulliner specification adds an indented leather headliner, a special gas tank cap, drilled alloy pedals, six wood veneers, seventeen diamond-quilted perforated interior hides, a chrome lower front bumper, twenty-one inch wheels, and a knurled shift knob.

2017 Bentley Flying Spur interior, rear seats

Standalone options include adaptive cruise control, a lambswool carpeting, upgrading stitching, special paint, 19-21” inches, flip-down wooden picnic tables, a refrigerator, a three-spoke steering wheel, upgraded stitching, carbon-ceramic brakes, a sunroof, a 13-speaker Naim sound system, Wi-Fi connectivity, a rear entertainment system with twin display screen, and a full length center console.

2017 Bentley Flying Spur rear view, taillightsa nd tailpipe

Inside, one the striking features appears to be its navigation system borrowed from Audi’s MMI Plus system. It’s crisp and offers faster response times than the outgoing model’s. The infotainment system offered by the eight-inch touchscreen system can even be controlled by the rear passengers via the wireless rear touchscreen remote.

2017 Bentley Flying Spur rear angle, taillights and tailpipe

2017 Bentley Flying Spur Engine Specs & Fuel Economy

Motivation for the 2017 Bentley Flying Spur is offered by a 6.0L turbocharged W-12 engine rated at 590 lbs. ft. of torque and 616 horsepower. It comes matched to an all-wheel drive system and an eight-speed automatic transmission system.

According to credible sources at Bentley, the 2017 Flying Spur 0-60 mph takes a blistering 4.3 seconds.

2017 Bentley Flying Spur engine

Those who opt for the Flying Spur V8 also get it matched to an eight-speed automatic and an all-wheel drive system. The mill – 4.0L V8 – is rated at 500 horsepower and 487 pounds-ft. of torque. Its 0-60 mph takes 4.9 seconds.

When we come to the fuel economy ratings, EPA says the W12 check in at `12/20/15 mpg in the city/highway/combined, and 14/24/17 mpg with the V8 models.

2017 Bentley Flying Spur Release Date & Price

2017 Bentley Flying Spur Release date

The 2017 Bentley Flying Spur price starts from $195,100 for the V8 and up to $215,800 for the W12 model. Rumors allege the models will go for sale sometime in the beginning of 2017.

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2017 Bentley Flying Spur side view, auto show, alloy wheels and headlights

2017 Bentley Flying Spur exterior, front view, grille

2017 Bentley Flying Spur exterior, side view, alloy wheels

2017 Bentley Flying Spur side view, gray color, alloy wheels, headlights

2017 Bentley Flying Spur exterior, side view, alloy wheels and headlights

2017 Bentley Flying Spur rear view, tailpipe, white color

2017 Bentley Flying Spur front view, grille, headlights and alloy wheels

2017 Bentley Flying Spur side view, blue color, headlights and alloy wheels

2017 Bentley Flying Spur interior, gear shift knob, lcd screen

2017 Bentley Flying Spur interior, leather front seats

2017 Bentley Flying Spur interior, leather seats