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New Cars of 2017

Aston Martin V8 Vantage
Aston Martin V8 Vantage

Well, 2016 has been a great year for new cars and the motoring journalists are quite excited about 2017 and the new models that are coming to market from family cars to luxury sports cars.

The key trend for 2017 is the launch of yet more SUVs, which is a trend that just doesn’t seem to be dying down. Every manufacturer wants a slice of this market, but they haven’t completely moved away from producing models in the other motoring sectors and we’ll see some new hatchbacks and superminis amongst the new cars.

We will also see some upgrades of existing models, especially in the luxury and executive cars categories including the BMW 3 series, the Audi A6 and Mercedes S-Class. At the everyday end of the market the Volkswagen Golf, Nissan Qashquai and Ford Fiesta are also set to have a whole new facelift.

Of the cars that particularly interest the team at Titanium Luxury Hire, the new Aston Martin V-8 Vantage is high up on our list. This revamped Vantage will have some aspects of the DB11 but with the addition of the same 4.0-litre twin-turbo engine as the Mercedes AMG GT.

In the executive saloon class, the Audi A6 is set to challenge the new Mercedes E-Class and the BMW 5 Series that will arrive in 2017. The A6 doesn’t look very different from Audis of the past, but the company says that the A6 is taking the range in a new design direction so that each model has a distinct identity. Other Audi models appearing in 2017 are the A6 Allroad, that has the usual features of an Audi SUV and this one features a petrol-electric hybrid drive system. The Audi A8 is a limousine and with many new ones showcasing cutting-edge technology, the A8 will demonstrate the latest autonomous driving software.

The new BMW 3 Series is a seventh-generation car that will also have an all-electric version equipped to challenge Tesla. The new BMW 3 uses carbon fibre construction with a lightweight chassis and the electric motor is expected to achieve a range of about 300 miles.

LaFerrari Aperta
LaFerrari Aperta

Ferrari will unveil the LaFerrari Aperta, which is a soft-top version of the LaFerrari hybrid hypercar. It has a carbon fibre top and fabric roof, plus its added body strengthening means that it is as a sharp to drive as the coupe version.

This is just a small collection of what is coming, but at Titanium Luxury Hire we already have the best cars in the luxury car world and all you have to do is hire one from us and experience the delight of a supercar, a cabriolet, a 4×4 or an executive motor.

Car of the Week – Ferrari F12 Berlinetta

Ferrari F12 BerlinettaIt’s Titanium’s last car of the week for 2016 and where better to end it than with a Ferrari. This week we’ve chosen the stunning Ferrari F12 Berlinetta, which is yet another 12-cylinder stunner from the prancing horse stable. It is Ferrari’s fastest road car and if you want to zoom into 2017, this is the car to do it in. Contact Us now and we’ll have it delivered to you at any of our European locations.

“Sure, it costs more than a house, but the metal-melting aria from that incredibly operatic engine—priceless. The F12berlinetta is everything you could want from an Italian supercar. Power comes from a 730-hp 6.3-liter V-12, mated to a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic with rear-wheel drive. Even with all that power, the F12berlinetta is one of Ferrari’s more comfortable cars, making it a true daily-driver. For the ultimate, there’s the F12tdf, with 769 hp and downforce-improving aero add-ons.”  Car and Driver USA

“When Maranello announced the Ferrari F12 Berlinetta on the eve of the 2012 Geneva motor show, its billing as the fastest road-going Ferrari ever made, either in terms of bald acceleration or around the firm’s Fiorano handling circuit, or indeed anywhere, was formidable.”  Matt Saunders  Autocar UK

“Until the LaFerrari came along, the Ferrari F12 was Ferrari’s fastest road car ever. Quicker than a 599GTO, quicker than an Enzo. That should all help put it into context: It is astonishingly fast – and not just in a straight line, either. It goes around Ferrari’s Fiorano test track quicker than either of those two past-masters as well.”   Top Gear Reviews

“Even though it’s 4 years old, the V12-powered F12 Berlinetta is still the screamingly wildest V12-powered gran turismo ever put on the market.”   Alborz Fallah  Autoweek 2016

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The Aston Martin DB11

Aston Martin DB11

Our Car of the Week was the Aston Martin DB9, so it seemed logical to tell you about the Aston Martin DB11, which is new to the market. Car and Driver magazine has said of the DB 11: “Like the best of its predecessors…fast, effortless and exciting.” Continuing the Aston Martin legacy, the manufacturer has paid great attention to the tradition of delivering beauty and power. It is a twin-turbo, 5.3-litre V-12 that generates an awesome 600 hp and does the usual measurement of 0-60 mph/99 kmh in 3.9 seconds.

Our Car of the Week was the Aston Martin DB9, so it seemed logical to tell you about the Aston Martin DB11, which is new to the market. Car and Driver magazine has said of the DB 11: “Like the best of its predecessors…fast, effortless and exciting.” Continuing the Aston Martin legacy, the manufacturer has paid great attention to the tradition of delivering beauty and power. It is a twin-turbo, 5.3-litre V-12 that generates an awesome 600 hp and does the usual measurement of 0-60 mph/99 kmh in 3.9 seconds.

Other new models are following fast. In 2017 the new entry-level Vantage will debut with a V-8 engine from Mercedes-Benz, thanks to Daimler’s five percent stake in Aston Martin. This will be followed in 2018 by a top spec, two-door Vantage that Aston hopes will help to “build greater separation between the poles of Aston’s sports car line-up.” There will be convertible models of all three cars in due course.

But, in 2019 we can look forward to one of Aston’s most ambitious gambles ever; the launch of the DBX crossover. The company also plans to relaunch the Lagonda name with a luxury executive style car to rival those made by Bentley and Rolls Royce. And, Aston is not stopping there, it is promising an all-electric car to rival those produced by Tesla. It may even produce a motor for Red Bull Racing.

It’s an exciting time for Aston Martin and you can hire one of Titanium Luxury Hire’s fabulous range of Aston Martins right now. Why wait for the future!

Titanium Luxury Hire allows you to simply enjoy all the fun and thrills of driving a luxury SUV/4×4 without any of the hassles. Plus, we’ll deliver the car to you at your home, your office, conference venue, airport or hotel in any of our extensive list of locations. All you have to do is Contact Us and tell us when and where you’d like one of our luxury hire cars.

Car of the Week – Aston Martin DB9

The Aston Martin DB9It is almost Christmas and what better time is there to make a wish come true for somebody you love. For many people driving an Aston Martin is a lifelong dream and the Aston Martin DB9 is a Grand Tourer par excellence. It is the iconic heart of the Aston Martin range and an automobile of such class and refinement that even years after its launch, it remains a firm favourite with just about everyone. You can hire one from us for Christmas – just Contact Us today!

“The DB9 continues as if not the best-selling or most exotic Aston Martin, then at the very least the pivot point of the range, the centre of focus and the car that must, above all others, define what an Aston Martin should be.” Matt Prior Autocar UK

“The voluptuous and alluring DB9 GT is sure to get any driver’s pulse racing, especially after hearing its trademark growl from under the hood. The 5.9-liter V-12 makes 540 hp and drives the rear wheels through a six-speed automatic. The DB9 GT is a lively, involving sports car from behind the wheel; a new infotainment system promises to be more user-friendly. The hardest part will be choosing between the coupe and Volante convertible, which offers top-down touring at the touch of a button.” Car and Driver USA

“If it’s absolute class you want from a supercar, then the Aston Martin DB9 takes some beating. The British-built V12 engined car can be considered more of a quick GT car than a pin-sharp racer, but there’s no doubt its relaxed approach hold plenty of appeal.” AutoExpress UK

“After a dozen years in production the DB9 still turns heads and inspires its driver to enjoy the thrill of driving and soak up that unique sense of satisfaction that only a V12 engined Aston Martin can deliver. We’ll miss the DB9 when it’s gone. It wasn’t perfect by a long shot, but it had bags of character and rewarded its driver in a way few of today’s more efficient, powerful, quicker and superior rivals can.” Stuart Gallagher EVO UK

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Mercedes to become the King of Luxury Cars

Mercedes SLThere has always been rivalry between Mercedes Benz and BMW, and this week the motoring press went into a pre-Christmas frenzy as each publication announced in its own way that for the first time in decades Mercedes Benz was poised to take the position of leader in the luxury car market and knock its BMW rival into second place.

What has Mercedes done to suddenly sprint into the lead over BMW? Apparently it has been the surge in demand for Mercedes’ sports utility vehicles (SUV), including the GLC. Sales increased by 12 percent in 2016, more than double the growth in sales at BMW. In case you’re interested, that 12 percent is equivalent to 69,100 cars.

It has been over a decade since Mercedes has managed to outsell BMW and the motoring pundits are pretty sure that this lead will last throughout 2017 and probably 2018 as well. Mercedes has secured the future with its new E-Class saloon launched in March 2016. By contrast BMW has been held back by the changeover to the new 5-series, plus its new X3 SUV is only coming out next year – too late to halt the onward march of Mercedes.

Mercedes has been struggling against both BMW and Audi since 2005, but finally Dieter Zetsche, the CEO of Daimler, is delivering on his five-year promise that Mercedes would retake its top spot once again by launching new SUVs and revamping the look of its rather staid saloons. The GLC has proved to be extremely popular and is “flying out the doors”, and the C-Class saloon is happily outselling BMW’s 3-Series, which is now feeling a little tired, according to IHS Automotive research company. Audi hasn’t been able to keep up Mercedes this year either. It sold 179,700 fewer vehicles than its Stuttgart-based rival.

Mercedes S-Class ConvertibleIt looks like 2017 and 2018 will be very interesting years for the German automotive industry and even the casual observer can’t help but be somewhat captivated by this battle of the giants. It might not quite match Game of Thrones for action, but if car manufacturers were the ‘Houses’ of this blockbuster series, which houses are Mercedes, BMW and Audi?

You can hire luxury Mercedes models from us right now. And, BMWs and Audis – we love them all!

Titanium Luxury Hire allows you to simply enjoy all the fun and thrills of driving a luxury SUV/4×4 without any of the hassles. Plus, we’ll deliver the car to you at your home, your office, conference venue, airport or hotel in any of our extensive list of locations. All you have to do is Contact Us and tell us when and where you’d like one of our luxury hire cars.

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