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Ferrari FF: The 1st 4-wheel drive Ferrari unveiled

Last updated on: January 25, 2011 11:12 IST

Ferrari FF: The 1st 4-wheel drive Ferrari unveiled

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For all the Ferrari fans out there, here comes the new Ferrari FF two-plus-two coupe: the first production four-wheel drive Ferrari!

Designed by the design house Pininfarina, this front-engined four-seater is all set to be unveiled at next month's Geneva Motor Show.

The Ferrari FF is called so because it seats four people and is a four-wheel drive.

The FF is a versatile Ferrari that has ample of space for adults and their luggage. It is 30mm taller that the outgoing 612 model but identical in length and width.

Apart from providing ample of space inside the cabin the Ferrari FF also offers a 450 litre boot with seats upright and 800 litres with seats folded.

This contemporary Ferrari is aimed at customers who are looking for a versatile vehicle for all kinds or roads and weather conditions.

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Engine

The FF is powered by a 6.25-litre V12 engine capable of producing 650 bhp at 8000 rpm and 504 lb ft of torque at 5000 rpm.

It has a seven-speed double-clutch gearbox and CO2 output of 360g/km down from 470 and a mileage of 13.8mpg to 18.3mpg. It breaks the 0-62mph mark in 3.7sec.

Other features

The contemporary Ferrari FF has a new and longer wheelbase chassis, independent suspension with magnetically adjustable dampers and standard Brembo carbon ceramic disc brakes.

It also includes stop-start and smart charging options that help improve economy by about 10 per cent. It has a kerb weight of 1795kg, which makes it 50kgs lighter than the 612.

And now some updates from the world of luxury cars.

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The new Jaguar XJ-L

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The new Jaguar XJ-L

Price hikes, sales results, launches, announcements, et al: The Indian car market is abuzz with activity across the board. Take a look at three recent updates from the world of luxury cars:

Jaguar XJ-L

The Tata Motors-owned British carmaker recently launched the new XJ-L series in the Indian market.

The new XJ-L version is powered by two types of engines -- 3.0 litre diesel and a 5.0 litre supercharged Super Sport petrol.

The 3.0L diesel engine is capable of producing 275 PS power while the 5.0 litre V8 petrol engine generates an impressive 510 PS power.

The 3.0 litre diesel version is priced at Rs 77 lakh (Rs 7.7 million), ex-showroom, New Delhi; and a slightly more expensive version at Rs 85 lakh (Rs 8.5 million), ex-showroom, Delhi.

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The new Jaguar XJ-L

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The more powerful XJ-L 5.0 Supercharged SuperSport comes with a price tag of Rs 1.11 crore (Rs 11.1 million), ex-showroom, Delhi; and features like rear seat entertainment package are standard in this model.

The new Jaguar XJ-L series is pitted against worthy rivals like Mercedes Benz S-cl-ass, BMW 7-Series and the recently launched Audi R8.

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The BMW X1 M Sport

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The BMW X1 M Sport

The cheapest BMW SUV X1 now has a new M sport package with a range of exterior and interior enhancements and performance tweaks.

The X1 M sport has features like an M sport suspension, stiffer damper setting, body coloured front and rear bumpers, side skirts, wheel arches, double spoke alloy wheels in two different designs, M badge door sills, etc.

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The BMW X1 M Sport

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The M sport package also offers six paint shades and a special Le Mans Blue metallic as well.

The interiors of the new M package X1 have cloth or alcantara sport seats, multifunction M steering wheel, BMW M footrest, a BMW M gear and handbrake lever etc. The M package will be revealed at the upcoming Geneva Auto Show in March.

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The next gen Mercedes Benz C class

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The next generation Mercedes Benz C-cl-ass sedan was recently seen on Indian roads and will be unveiled at the 2011 Paris Motor Show.

The new C-class model is likely to have smaller and more aggressive headlights, updated grille, revised day time running lights and redesigned bumpers.

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The next gen Mercedes Benz C class

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On the safety front the new C class will have the usual gear, including Attention Assist, Lane Keeping Assist, Blind Spot Assist and Parktronic.

The company will also unveil a new design concept at its 125th anniversary soon.

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