New 2017 Tesla Model S – Release Date and Info

When you come across the new 2017 Tesla Model S, it strikes you as one of the best luxury sedans with its acceptable-to-excellent battery range, an impressive performance regardless of the model, a sleek style, lots of cargo space, and Tesla’s ever expanding charging infrastructure. Its release date should be expected sometime in the second half of next year, if online rumors are anything to go by.

2017 Tesla Model S side view, gray color, alloy wheels

The new model isn’t just entirely reliant on proving its worth in terms of the fuel economy, it’s all about seamlessly combining a myriad of performance systems, luxury and comfort amenities, and superb fuel economy ratings. This is true for the new 2017 Tesla Model S, it is a car worth voting for in a bragging rights competition. It sets itself apart from vehicles in its category in many ways, and you’ll be hard-pressed to look for its alternatives.

2017 Tesla Model S rear view, black color, taillights and alloy wheels

It offers a performance pedigree capable of thrilling even the most seasoned rally driver, the interior is comfortable and luxurious, and the list of its gadgets is simply breathtaking. This is one among a plethora of cars that can actually boast of pitting against German rivals like Audi, BMW, and Mercedes in terms of luxury and comfort.

2017 Tesla Model S auto show, front angle, headlights and grille

If at all there was an eco-centric mold contest for all other electric cars ever built in its class, the brand new 2017 Tesla Model S wouldn’t have to break a sweat to appease the judges. It addresses two major concerns, just like any other EV would do, but takes them a notch higher: charging time and range.
In terms of the range, a typical EV tops at about 80-100 miles. Guess what the 2017 Tesla Model S offers! It provides an eye-popping 208 miles, that’s more than twice what the rest offer. And according to Tesla, the 208 mile range is provided by the least-expensive model. Well, I guess you’ve started paying attention now.

2017 Tesla Model S exterior, front view, headlights and grille

The second concern is, charging time. Now more than ever, Tesla owners have charging booths installed almost everywhere in major cities and towns. And these are not just the ordinary type, the offer a more rapid charge rate.

Several issues, however, can dent the image of the 2017 Tesla Model S including potential reliability issues, and lacking the convenience, luxury, and familiarity of similarly priced sedans. But even so, the 2017 Tesla Model S still manages to get an “A” rating.

2017 Tesla Model S auto show, rear angle, taillights and tailpipe

As already mentioned above, it would be difficult to find direct rivals to the Model S in its category as, quite frankly, there are none. However, gasoline-powered rivals like the 2017 Audi A7, the 2017 Porsche Panamera, and the 2017 Mercedes-Benz S-Class may offer some matching and even better accoutrements.

2017 Tesla Model S exterior, rear view, taillights, tailpipe and alloy wheels

In its own EV class, rivals like the 2017 VW e-Golf, and the 2017 BMW i3 are worth a look. Nevertheless, the 2017 Tesla Model S remains the king of the EV jungle.

Available Trims – Tesla Model S

60, 85, 85D, and P85D are the trim models offered for the large, four-to-seven passenger luxury 2017 Tesla Model S.

Exterior Changes & 2017 Tesla Model S Interior Review

2017 Tesla Model S interior, steering wheel, dashboard, lcd screen

Standard equipment and features offered for the Tesla Model S 60 trim model include an eight-way heated power front seats, LED taillights, automatic xenon headlights, 19” wheels, Bluetooth phone and audio connectivity, cloth and premium vinyl upholstery, automatic dual-zone climate control, a seventeen-inch touchscreen display, Wi-Fi connectivity, and cruise control.

2017 Tesla Model S exterior, alloy wheels and headlights

2017 Tesla Model S interior, leather front seats

2017 Tesla Model S Engine Specs

Propelling the 2017 Tesla Model S are water cooled motors (one motor in 60 and 85 models, and two motors for the P85D and 85D models). The result of this is an output of about 380 horsepower for the Model S 60 model, and up to 691 horsepower for the P85D.

2017 Tesla Model S engine

The base Model S trim model only requires about 5.9 seconds to sprint from 0-60 mph.

2017 Tesla Model S Release Date & Price

2017 Tesla Model S Release date

Its release date, has been a source of heated debate in automobile circles, with one side alleging it will be offered before the end of this year, and the other during the first half of next year. The truth of the matter is no one exactly knows when it will be offered for sale. As for its price, Tesla says you should expect a base MSRP of $69,900.

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2017 Fiat 124 Spider Abarth Release Date, News and Rumors

With its performance and technical DNA, the new 2017 Fiat 124 Spider Abarth aims to sweep off a new generation of enthusiasts off their feet. The newest of the Fiat 124 model lineup for the New Year combines an authentic roadster experience packed with a touch of unmistakable Italian design, and high levels of safety, technology, and thrills. This review covers everything you need to know about the Fiat 124 Spider Abarth 2017, including its release date, price, exterior and interior modifications, and specifications for the engine.

2017 Fiat 124 Spider Abarth exterior, side angle, alloy wheels

The new model is an embodiment of the leading values of the brand: technical experience, artisan craft, and performance. The result is a vehicle that offers all the fun and thrills of a real spider, and it’ll definitely put a smile on the lucky ones who finally get a chance to drive it even for a test drive.

2017 Fiat 124 Spider Abarth rear view, white color, taillights and tailpipe

As standard equipment, the new model comes with the mechanical self-locking differential that offers outstanding dynamic performance. Optimal agility and superior driving feel are achieved by the engine installation behind the front axle and the weight concentration between the axles. With just a curb weight of around 1060 kg and extensive use if special materials and sophisticated mechanics, Fiat was able to achieve a best-in-class 6.2kg/HP weight-to-power ratio. This, additionally, helps the vehicle achieve excellent agility and feedback.

2017 Fiat 124 Spider Abarth spy shots

On the front of the 124 Spider is a high double wishbone, and a five-arm multi-link at the aft. This suspension setup is calibrated specifically for braking compression and increase in stability. Again, a power steering with a specific sports calibration helps optimize steering feedback.

2017 Fiat 124 Spider Abarth front angle, headlights and grille

Beneath the hood of the 2017 Fiat 124 Spider Abarth is a brawny, ultra-reliable four-cylinder 1.4L turbocharged powertrain that delivers a decent 170 hp and 184 lbs. ft. of torque. Relative to the Euro-spec model, the U.S spec model gets a 22 horsepower and 7 lbs. ft. of torque improvement over the outgoing model. With all this energy pumped into its veins, the 124 Spider gets from 0-62 mph in 6.8 seconds and goes on to hit a top speed of 143 mph (230km/h). A choice of either an automatic Sequenziale Sportivo or a six-speed manual are available for buyers.

2017 Fiat 124 Spider Abarth auto show, red color, front view, headlights and grille

Well, Abarth cars are known for their distinct sound, and as such, the new model is able to generate a satisfying, deep sound thanks to the available Record Monza exhaust system that alters the exhaust gas depending at the speed at which the engine is revving. Even in the most engaging of situations, the 124 Spider comes equipped with all the necessary qualities to offer even to the most difficult-to-please drivers. For a peerless dynamic performance, and for drive and traction security it comes with a standard mechanical self-locking differential.

2017 Fiat 124 Spider Abarth engine

The available competition includes the Porsche 718 Boxster that is both faster and more powerful. It comes with a 2.0L flat-4 turbocharged engine that provides 300 horsepower, which enables it zoom from 0-60 mph in just 4.7 seconds and achieve a top speed of 170 mph. you’ll however be set back by an MSRP that sets you back by a premium $56,000. Another potential rival is the 2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata.

2017 Fiat 124 Spider Abarth Release Date & Price

2017 Fiat 124 Spider Abarth release date

The release date, as things stand, should be expected sometime in the spring of 2017. As for the prices, Fiat says the Abarth will go for sale for an MSRP starting from $28,195 – a premium price over the base cabriolet that retails $3,200 less. The sticker price aforementioned includes the delivery fee in the USA. Opting however for the Fiat 124 Spider Abarth with the six-speed automatic will balloon the sticker to $29,545.

2017 Fiat 124 Spider Abarth Exterior

2017 Fiat 124 Spider Abarth auto show, rear angle, taillights and tailpipe

Similar to the Fiat Abarth 500, the 124 Spider Abarth receives a myriad of body upgrades, aerodynamic enhancements, and sale styling as the regular roadster. Some of the exterior features include black plastic surrounds beneath the daytime running lights, a new honeycomb mesh grille, 17-inch multi-spoke lightweight wheels, sportier vent pieces, and a whopping five body colors.

2017 Fiat 124 Spider Abarth Interior

2017 Fiat 124 Spider Abarth interior, lcd screen and gear shift knob

Fiat decided to take a minimalist approach when it comes to the interior of the 124 Spider Abarth. Vs. the Mazda MX-5 Miata, the Abarth is more upscale and refined thanks to the leather plastering, revised door panels, and a leather-wrapped steering wheel.

2017 Fiat 124 Spider Abarth interior, leather seats

Safety

When it comes to safety, Fiat offered the new model with a host of many active and passive features. Standard systems include ESC, EBD, ABS, and three-point seat belts. Although optional, the available LED adaptive headlights are great add-ons for better exterior visibility. NHTSA and the IIHS are yet to offer their crash impact and overlap safety protection results.

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2017 Fiat 124 Spider Abarth exterior, front view, grille, headlights and badges

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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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