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Avion Luxury International Airport Magazine - - CARS - Open­ing. C250 Coupé by Mercedes-Benz, su­pe­rior per­for­mance, ex­quis­ite style, and cut­ting-edge tech­nol­ogy. Left. F12 Berlinetta by Fer­rari, the con­cept of ex­treme car but with an­te­rior engine, 740 bhp, which, to date, are the high­est ever reached by a stre

An im­por­tant player on the ex­hi­bi­tion front, the Salon In­ter­na­tional de l’Auto of Geneva has demon­strated, again this year, that it is the ma­jor plat­form of man­u­fac­tur­ers for show­cas­ing their most im­por­tant new cre­ations. It’s im­pos­si­ble to cre­ate a list of the best and worst, be­cause there were so many new and dif­fer­ent mod­els and con­cepts. But the car that prob­a­bly im­pressed sec­tor op­er­a­tors the most was the first suv in the his­tory of Bent­ley, given the dif­fi­cult to re­mem­ber name of EXP 9F, and which has earned the ti­tle of most op­u­lent, costly and lux­u­ri­ous in the world. The W12 engine and hand-crafted ma­te­ri­als in the in­te­rior, as is tra­di­tion, will make this con­cept very pop­u­lar with Sheiks and the Chi­nese. A sur­prise from the UK was As­ton Martin, which, to mark 50 years of work­ing with Za­gato, pre­sented a new V12, the car maker’s flag­ship au­to­mo­bile of the year. Only 150 very ex­clu­sive ex­am­ples will be built of this grand 6 litre with 510 bhp, but the pro­ject is in­ter­est­ing due to its ex­clu­sive de­tails which will in­crease its price to even dou­ble that of some of the other well-known con­ti­nen­tal su­per­cars. Re­main­ing on the theme of very ex­pen­sive mod­els, we took a look at what was on of­fer at the Ital­ian stands. Pa­gani pre­sented new in­ter­pre­ta­tions of the Huayra and the Pin­in­fa­rina Cam­biano, a work­ing con­cept car that breaks away from the mould and marks a pos­si­ble new era for the his­toric Ital­ian de­sign group. And then there were the classics: Fer­rari pre­sented the ea­gerly awaited F12 Berlinetta, which once again bet­ters it­self and sets new stan­dards in the sec­tor. Heir to the su­perla­tive 599, it again pro­poses the con­cept of ex­treme car but with an­te­rior engine, and demon­strates that it wishes to be re­spected and known through­out the world for its im­pres­sive power: 740 bhp, which, to date, are

In aper­tura. Mercedes-Benz C250 Coupé, prestazioni su­pe­ri­ori, stile raf­fi­nato e tec­nolo­gia d'avan­guardia. Sin­is­tra. F12 Berlinetta di Fer­rari, auto es­trema ma a mo­tore an­te­ri­ore, 740 cavalli che, a oggi, fis­sano la quota più alta mai rag­giunta da una vet­tura stradale prodotta a Maranello. Des­tra. La nuova Range Rover Evoque, compatta, leg­gera ed ef­fi­ciente.

the high­est ever reached by a street car pro­duced in Maranello. If Fer­rari did all they could to make the most pow­er­ful car in his­tory, Lam­borgh­ini suc­ceeded in pre­sent­ing the most in­cred­i­ble car in the show. Look­ing like some­thing from a film or videogame, Aven­ta­dor J is an “open” su­per­car but not just a cabri­o­let: it has no wind­shield to speak of and there­fore, if driven at high speeds, needs the ap­pro­pri­ate cloth­ing - like one of Bat­man’s cars or for rac­ing in Le Mans. In a sim­i­lar vein, the Range Rover Evoque Cabri­o­let, a medium-sized suv and al­ready a suc­cess, of­fers open­top driv­ing. The Jaguar XF Sport­brake closes our re­view of Bri­tish cars. This car is the first from the com­pany af­ter the change in own­er­ship to go down the road of the sta­tion wagon. Many of those men­tioned, how­ever, be­long to that race of car that are gen­er­ally more looked at than bought: the Ger­mans, though, think dif­fer­ently and, with a view to stun, have fo­cussed on pre­serv­ing their more pop­u­lar A6 Allroad by Audi, im­prov­ing again the Avant with more space and per­for­mance, guar­an­tee­ing an ex­tremely dy­namic ve­hi­cle that will be ap­pre­ci­ated by fam­i­lies and trav­ellers from ev­ery cor­ner of the world. Ver­sa­tile thanks to pow­ers from 204 to 313 bhp, the most lux­u­ri­ous ver­sion of­fers ex­clu­sive de­tails such as in­te­ri­ors in Mi­lano leather and an auto dim­ming rear view mir­ror. BMW, in the same way has re­ju­ve­nated the X6 with a face lift that is as im­por­tant and unique as it is stun­ning, in­tro­duc­ing the 381 bhp M50d: this is not a mi­nor im­prove­ment but an engine equipped with some three tur­bines that work well through­out the whole rev range of the engine. BMW also de­buted the 6 Se­ries Gran Coupé, a new con­cept of four-door ve­hi­cle with lines that are sleek but not overly op­u­lent like an ex­ec­u­tive car de­signed to be such. Geneva was the oc­ca­sion for Mercedes to present high per­for­mance mod­els such as the time­less SL63 AMG and other two-seater coupes, and also more com­pact mod­els such as the thriv­ing and more strik­ing A Class, while in the medium band, the C Class 250 Sport was par­tic­u­larly in­ter­est­ing. Among all the cars, this was the small­est to be char­ac­terised by in­no­va­tion: lower, longer and com­pletely new in the front and above all in the rear, in the bon­net and head­lights. Fi­nally find­ing pres­tige on the banks of the Lake Geneva, the new Porsche Boxster has been rad­i­cally trans­formed in terms of both aes­thet­ics and con­tent, while still re­main­ing faith­ful to its val­ues and pur­poses.

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