Maserati Sounds Off with Bowers and Wilkins


Fans of the Maserati Quattroporte can get amped up as the luxury sedan will be singing a new tune. Maserati has paired with high-end speaker connoisseurs Bowers and Wilkins to create an all-new sound system for the car with insane state of the art features. And by insane I mean awesome.

Maserati is making some noise with high-end speaker brand Bowers & Wilkins

The robust sound system by Bowers and Wilkins boasts 15 integrated speakers, providing optimum sound for both front and rear passengers. It is among the highest quality and strategically planned sound systems available. The Bowers & Wilkins website describes the collaboration as follows: “Most car manufacturers make cars. Maserati creates legends. For nearly a century, the trident marque has been a symbol of uncompromising automotive excellence. So when the engineers at Maserati wanted to find an acoustic partner to design an audio system for their new luxury saloon, there was only ever one choice. Introducing the Maserati Quattroporte premium surround system from Bowers & Wilkins. Extraordinary sound. For an extraordinary car.” read more

BMW Displaying Mixed Emotions on iOS in the Car

iOS in the Car

When Apple’s iPod emerged a decade ago, luxury carmaker BMW was among the first to integrate it into its cars. The tech-savvy and forward thinking carmaker is taking things a bit slower when it comes to Apple’s “iOS in the Car” offerings. Rumors are flying that BMW is done with the forbidden fruit, but the truth remains anyone’s best guess at this point.

 Siri’s presence strengthens with ‘iOS in the Car’

BMW responded to the rumors by claiming to be in close contact with Apple and releasing the following statement: “BMW is investigating the technical challenges required to integrate iOS in the Car, but since a final decision had not been made, it was not a part of Apple’s announcement.” read more

Audi Drivers Get Upper Hand in Parking

Audi parking feature

Living in the city has its perks and its pains–like parking. Audi drivers now have an advantage to help them locate available parking thanks to a new Audi parking feature. The feature links its built-in navigation system to the information made available from participating parking garages to inform drivers of open spots. Genius!

The amount of information being made available from public parking structures continues to rise, making it ideal to link the technology directly to vehicles. This technology will reduce the overall stress of wasting time, money and fuel searching for parking in crowded areas, and will likely be incorporated in other brands to meet public expectations. read more

Hydrogen Boosted Aston Martin Rapide S Laps into History

Aston Martin Rapide S

The first-ever hydrogen powered Aston Martin racer has made history at the Nurburgring racetrack. The Aston Martin Rapide S completed the first hydrogen powered lap on the famous track circuit, drawing headlines and hype around the world. The exterior is all Aston Martin, giving nothing away about what is lurking beneath the hood.

The futuristic hydrogen powered Aston Martin Rapide S hybrid racer burns rubber but boils water

The hydrogen beast completed an impressive 4-hour trip around the Nurburgring with Aston Martin CEO Ulrich Bez behind the wheel. It is the first supercar releasing zero CO2 emissions to complete racing pace laps at the track. The ability to run on just hydrogen for long periods of time is a direct threat to electric hybrid cars, which require semi-frequent charging and therefore cannot compete in long endurance races and events. read more

Most Expensive: $4,260 iPhone 5 Cover with Lamborghini Accents

Caviar iPhone 5 Titano Diabolo

In the realm of most expensive iPhone 5 covers, this jewel is certainly among them! The name is a mouthful–it is called the Caviar iPhone 5 Titano Diabolo and it was designed by Elijah Giacometti in cooperation with Automobili Lamborghini S.p.A. Like it? It can be yours for just $4,260 dollars, which is equivalent to literally thousands of iPhones. This is not the first time a Lamborghini phone has called the shots.

The Caviar iPhone 5 Titano Diabolo costs as much as two exotic car rentals!  read more

Hydrogen Fueled Aston Martin Race Car Hits Circuit!

Hydrogen Fueled Aston Martin

A very unique race car will be hitting the ADAC Zurich 24 Hours of Nurburgring race this year: a hydrogen fueled Aston Martin Rapide S! The brand has announced that the car will be making not only a debut, but also entry into the popular endurance race this year.

Hydrogen fueled Aston Martin Rapide S to race in 24 Hours of Nurburgring

Aston is aiming to be the first to perform a lap with zero carbon dioxide emissions in mainstream racing with this hydrogen fueled Rapide S. The debut of the hydrogen version coincides with the release of a revised Aston Martin Rapide S luxury road car, which will be hitting showrooms within weeks. read more

Armored Mercedes-Benz M-Class to Join Guard Family

Armored Mercedes-Benz M-Class

Mercedes-Benz is adding a new member to its Guard family, which has been expanding. The armored Mercedes-Benz M-Class SUV is slated for production and may be called the M-Guard. This will be a less conspicuous version than the M-Class converted Popemobile last year! 

The Popemobile

The Mercedes-Benz Guard line includes nine models designed to defend against ballistic attacks. The brand revealed a few sneak details of the armored M-Class, like that the production process integrates protective elements into the raw shell from the first step. read more

Mercedes-Benz Gears Up Infotainment with Garmin

Garmin has locked down a lucrative deal with Mercedes-Benz, and their navigation systems will be integrated into existing Mercedes infotainment systems. The move will enhance Mercedes infotainment systems with Garmin technology and industry experience. Following a compelling demo at CES, Mercedes has announced that Garmin’s in-dash GPS software will come out as soon as 2014. The Garmin software will work with the luxury carmaker’s specialized infotainment system, as an enhancer rather than a full-out replacement. read more

Ferrari FF Hot Hatch Features Apple Siri and iPad

Ferrari FF

The Ferrari FF hot hatch just got a bit warmer! Moving forward, the new model years will all come equipped with Apple’s Siri and iPad minis as standard amenities. This makes complete sense for a 4-door family oriented Ferrari, after all, the kiddos of today all have one thumb in a hard drive at all times!

The Ferrari FF hatchback is an all-wheel drive four-seater wonder that left jaws on the pavement around the world following its debut. While initially stunned, many have come to love the quirky new Rari. The rear-seat entertainment package will feature Apple’s intelligent Siri and its handy iPad minis to keep the show on the road. The iPads will be installed in the back of the headrests, one on each side. That is right, no more fighting over iPads! I assume Siri will assist the kids with operations, as they will certainly not be able to reach the iPads from their seats. read more

Audi and T-Mobile to offer Wireless Service for Cars

Audi and T-Mobile

Audi Connect is already among the most sophisticated Wi-Fi options on the market, allowing owners to connect up to 8 devices at the same time to the Internet from the car. In-vehicle Wi-Fi networks are increasing in popularity, and now the pricing may be coming down! Audi and T-Mobile are pairing up to provide the service for a low $15 per month, saving the battery in your smartphone and your bank account.

No more pesky data charges: Audi and T-Mobile are changing gears toward a more connected future with in-vehicle Wi-Fi services. read more