The Mercedes-Benz CLA 45 AMG hopes to be the perfect combination of German engineering and luxury, while remaining at a very reasonable price. The exterior has been modified by a glossy black rear spoiler, graphite grey side stripes, matte black 19-inch alloy wheels and red accents on the grille, mirror and wheels. The interior features ARTICO/DINAMICA sport seats, a leather/DINAMICA-wrapped steering wheel, red contrast stitching, an ARTICO-wrapped dashboard and special AMG floor mats. The Edition 1 is powered by a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine that provides 360 hp and 332 lb-ft of torque. The engine sees a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission and an all-wheel drive system that enables the CLA 45 AMG Edition 1 to accelerate from 0-100 km/h in just 4.6 seconds.
Bally has launched their new Stripe Collection of travel bags and accessories. Starting with the Weekender which will be in stores tomorrow, the complete collection ranges from a small business bag and tote to crossbodies in premium leather. The bags are colored in rich chestnut with a matte finish that give them a long-lasting, durable quality. The small stripe detail in red and white against the leather gives the collection a casual yet sophisticated touch that lets you dress them up or down. Check them out in stores tomorrow.
There’s been a lot of flashy fashion shows round here of late and while we’re all for spectaculars and grand affairs we thought we’d take a quick break from high-concepts to look at something very simple and very straightfoward. Iron Heart produce some great, tough as nails denim and to hang off such fine indigo? A Triple-Ring Brass hook keyring. Pretty isn’t it? Find one here. That’s it.
BMW's new 4 series has revealed itself in its final production form and keeps the same sleek lines as the concept model previewed last winter. For our friends in Europe, the car will be available in everything from a 181 hp four-cylinder turbodiesel to their 435i model which can hit a 0-62 time of 5.1 seconds. No word yet on what we'll get Stateside, but just like you we just want to know when the next M4 will surface which is set for release sometime next year.
Actor James Gandolfini, who played Tony Soprano in HBO’s “The Sopranos”, has passed away after suffering a massive heart attack in Italy. The New Jersey-bred actor brought authenticity to his role as a mob boss in the show that turned him into a cult hero. James Gandolfini won three Emmy awards for his role as Tony Soprano.
Britain's Cash Ca and Jam Home Made's new zip wallets is simply perfection in leather. The wallets use a grainy, German shrink leather and has an additional pocket outside for quick access to the card you use the most. It also has a hook on the rear which you can attach a strap to or their optional leather wallet cord. $315.
Porsche has unveiled the 2014 Porsche 911 Turbo and Turbo S, two rear-engine monsters that make the 40th anniversary of the 911 a memorable one. It looks great and the performance numbers are phenomenal. The turbocharged, 3.8-liter flat-six engine makes use of twin, variable-turbine-geometry turbos. For the standard Turbo, we’re talking output of 520 horsepower, a 0-60 mph time of 3.2 seconds and a top speed of 196 mph. Porsche’s Turbo S delivers 560 horsepower, 0-60 mph in just 2.9 seconds and a top speed of 198 mph. Porsche’s seven-speed PDK dual-clutch gearbox handles everything and helps the Turbo deliver a Nürburgring time of under 7 and a half minutes. The wide body design for this generation of Turbo is really something else. It’s 1.1-inches wider than a Carrera 4 with hugely flared rear fenders. The Turbo S stands out with its standard full-LED headlight.Look out for a deployable, three-stage front spoiler, and a three-way rear wing.
Look for more details around the Porsche 911 Turbo and Turbo S in the months ahead, though here’s a price breakdown — Turbo model will start at $149,250, while the Turbo S will go for $182,050. First look video from Porsche below.