Breaking News -Daimler and Renault collaborating on four-door Smart



collaboration between Daimler and Renault on a new four-door model to join the Fortwo in Smart dealerships just won't die, leading us to believe there may be a ring of truth behind the rumors. The last time Daimler set out to partner up on a more mainstream Smart, the resulting Forfour – which was based on borrowed underpinnings from Mitsubishi – never met sales expectations and was canceled after a few short years on the market.

Collaborating with Renault on the development of a four-door Smart should help shield Daimler from the high cost of developing a model-specific platform that's unlikely to sell in particularly high volumes. Further, the rumored new model would offer Smart buyers a new option to compete with the new Toyota iQ, which seats up to four occupants despite its diminutive dimensions

Teaser video shows glimpse of upcoming MINI ad campaign



The folks over at MINI are sure working hard to generate publicity for the brand given the big show coming up in Frankurt next week.

This video here has been provided to WCF as a teaser of things to come. It is part of what is called the Two Untamed series. The video shows a woman staring herself down in the mirror when suddenly the reflection breaks through the glass and...well, the two of them become untamed.

A MINI representative said there will be two more such teaser videos release over the next couple of days. "The premiere video," the representative said, will make its debut on the first press day at the Frankfurt motor show on September 15th.

Clearly the video is a representation of the new MINI Roadster and Coupe Concepts said to be debuting at the show

MW Design Press Release




The specialists from MW Design have released a new upgrade package for the Aston Martin V8 Vantage called Helvellyn Frost. The MW Design Aston Martin V8 Vantage Helvellyn Frost comes with both an extensive visual package, plus a power increase kit. The 380 hp of the standard car have been increased in the MW Design Aston Martin V8 Vantage Helvellyn Frost to 445hp with the help of a race exhaust system, high flow 200 cell catalysts and an ECU upgrade.

The MW Design Aston Martin V8 Vantage Helvellyn Frost comes in a special frozen matte white paint finish done by GPFX and features discreet RSC aerodynamics carbon body parts, an H&R suspension and 20 inch rims.

The MW Design Aston Martin V8 Vantage Helvellyn Frost price has not been announced yet