News and Developments from the Heart of the Automotive World

Bentley-Flying-Spur-W12S-4Once again, Signature Car Hire is delighted to bring you the latest stories and developments from the heart of the automotive world! Read on to catch up on the latest gossip…

Bentley Builds a Beast

Bentley has revealed its fastest ever four-door model in the form of the new Bentley Flying Spur W12 S. The luxury saloon will now use a 626 BHP 6.0-litre twin turbo engine, which will enable the car to achieve a top speed of 202 MPH and travel from 0-62 MPH in just 4.2 seconds.

As well as top speed statistics, the Bentley Flying Spur W12 S will also be built with specified damper settings and retuned suspension, improving both handling and traction during the drive. Optional carbon-ceramic brakes will also aid in reducing considerable kerb weight.

What an incredible car this will be! We are itching to see it on the roads, and rumour has it, it should be before the year is out…

Porsche Panamera 4 E-Hybrid to Debut at Paris Motor Show

Porsche has announced a further addition to the Panamera range: the Panamera 4 E-Hybrid, scheduled for unveiling at the Paris Motor Show 2016. Never ones to compromise on performance, the brand has ensured that the hybrid Porsche Panamera still packs a punch, boasting 455 BHP despite the low CO2 emission count; the electric motor kicks in as soon as the driver presses the accelerator, meaning travellers are able to experience the full complement of power right from the outset, unlike the older model.

Elsewhere, the Porsche Panamera 4 E-Hybrid benefits from the same upgrades as the standard car, such as an improved interior with touch-sensitive buttons and improved refinement and comfort. First deliveries are expected to be taken around Easter next year.

BMW 5 Series 2017 Spy Shots

BMW is gradually gearing up for the release of the new BMW 5 Series, due out in the early summer of 2017, and has just released a teaser video of the new car. In true “teaser video” fashion, very little is made obvious through the video, but clues are given as to what we can expect from the long-awaited new 5 Series. A man standing beside the reversing car indicates that we can expect to see the latest autonomous technology in the new 5 Series; whispers seem to denote that features like gesture control are likely to filter down from the 7 Series into the brand new saloon, as well as many design cues, including a wider grille and carbon black trim.

As well as the regular diesel and petrol engines, BMW will also offer a plug-in hybrid version of the new 5 Series, as well as a possible smaller three-cylinder engine. The new 5 Series is due to hit UK showrooms mid-2017.