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Up­grades ga­lore in the auto world.

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Up­grades ga­lore in the auto world.

POWER ABOUT TOWN

Maserati’s four-door saloon, the Qu­at­tro­porte, re­turns for a sixth en­core which sees the ma­jes­tic limou­sine boast­ing nearly un­ri­valled spa­cious­ness and charm­ing Ital­ian fin­ery, while re­tain­ing the driver ex­pe­ri­ence.

Don’t let the 5.2m-long chas­sis fool you. The 2,979cc, 24-valve twin turbo V6 gives the Qu­at­tro­porte plenty of kick, and it’s low-slung frame and wheel­base gives it plenty of ma­noeu­vra­bil­ity. Just be care­ful to avoid dings on the wide ex­te­rior while scoot­ing around town. Tri­dent e Auto mo bi li ,30 Len gKee Road. Tel :6472-2236

ABOUT FACE

The stocky and humped form of the BMW i3 com­pact elec­tric car didn’t go down well with the pub­lic in its 2015 launch, but its re­li­a­bil­ity and solid per­for­mance as an al­l­elec­tric work­horse won back plenty of af­fec­tion. BMW in­tends to rem­edy the car’s ap­pear­ance slightly with the 2018 i3s vari­ant, slap­ping a more ag­gres­sive style on the bumpers and low­er­ing the ride height by 1cm. A new sports mode is es­ti­mated to im­prove top-end per­for­mance by up to 40 per cent for zip­pier sprints. PM L Sin­ga­pore, Si me Darby Per­for­mance Cen­tre ,303 Alexan­dra Road.Tel:6319-0100

COM­ING INTO E’S OWN

It may be news to most that Mer­cedes is fi­nally re­leas­ing an E-Class Coupe, sim­ply be­cause there have been pre­de­ces­sors which filled that niche func­tion­ally, sans the nomen­cla­ture.

The Ger­man au­tomaker is go­ing big with a 4.86m-long and 1.86m-wide chas­sis af­ford­ing rear seat pas­sen­gers com­fort (and dig­nity) af­ter clam­ber­ing through the front. A nine-speed au­to­matic twin turbo V6 pushes this el­e­gantly de­signed ride to 100 in a de­cent 5.6 sec­onds. Mer­cedes-Ben­zCen­tre, 301 Alexan­dra Road. Tel :6298-1818

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