Rumors about the intentions of General Motors to release an all-terrain vehicle under the brand name Cadillac leaked to the press in the early 90s. However, year after year, no noticeable steps followed. And now – it happened. In 1999, the full-size Cadillac Escalade debuted. Translate the name of the car is not easy. The word “escalade” in the Russian language is outdated, not having time to take root. In terms of meaning – this is an assault on the fortress wall using ladders.
The basis for this car was the Chevrolet Tahoe (aka GMC Yucon / Denali). The exterior was a little ennobled, embellished with Cadillac “jewelry”, and a coat of arms world-famous was hung. Designers achieved good results – the false radiator grille of the classic “Cadillac” shape, the five-spoke wheels Continue reading
X1 – a compact five-seater crossover. Car production began at the Leipzig factory in Germany in October 2009. The entire process of designing a model, from setting technical specifications to the descent of the X1c conveyor, took only three years. BMW does not hide: when creating this car, the company’s designers proceeded from the fact that the crossover should appeal primarily to young people. The overall length of the X1, built on a 3-Series platform, is 4454 millimeters, and the width, height and wheelbase are 1798, 1545 and 2760 millimeters, respectively. At the same time, the novelty is about 110 millimeters shorter, 60 millimeters narrower and 140 millimeters lower than the BMW X3. Ground clearance is 194 mm. Continue reading
The Bentley Mulsanne was designed by Bentley Motors. Unlike the Continental T and Azure models, which were produced until the year 2000, Mulsanne was produced only until 1992. The Bentley Mulsanne was first introduced in 1980. The name Mulsanne is closely linked to Bentley’s sporting history, which included 5 victories in the 24 Hours of Le Mans. “Mulsanne Straight” – was the part of the track in races where cars reached the highest speeds.
Bentley Mulsanne 1985 Continue reading