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Geneva Motor Show 2018

Week 19.0 — 5th March '18

Now in it's 88th year, the Geneva International Motor Show is a time to look forward to both consumer friendly cars and those that are just out of reach for mere mortals. Here take a quick look at some of the things to look forward to.

Jaguar i-PACE

Jaguar I-PACE

Jaguar are now entering the EV arena with the new and long awaited I-PACE. It sits right beside the Tesla Model X as a fully battery powered SUV.

Feature Jaguar I-PACE Tesla Model X
Battery size 90kWh 100kWh
Drivetrain All-wheel All-wheel
Range 298miles 351miles
0-60pmh 4.5s 4.7s
Price from £63,459 from £87,200

While there's a real gulf in the difference in price, the performance, range and drivetrains really are comparable. It will be interesting to see how the I-PACE is received at the show.

2019 Mercedes-Benz A-Class & C-Class

2019 Mercedes-Benz A-Class

While the A-Class gets a complete overhaul, the C-Class gets a facelift to keep their current offering interesting. The A gets a dual screen dashboard and instrument cluster as an option and lots of nifty lighting inside. The C-Class continues to be Mercedes' best selling car it's now in it's 4thth generation which has been available since 2015. While the details of the cosmetic changes have been made available, we don't really know what engines and performances upgrades to look forward to other than rumours of an extra 14bhp on some models and the latest diesel engines.

2019 Mercedes-Benz C-Class

If it's the C-Class' updated looks you're after then you can enjoy:

  • Outside:
    • Diamond grill standard on some models
    • LED headlights standard across the range
    • Revised AMG/sport front bumpers
    • C shaped rear lights
  • Inside:
    • Virtual cockpit option
    • Optional 12" entertainment screen
    • More options for the finish on seats

2019 Audi A6

Borrowing much of the kit found on the bigger A8, the 2019 A6 from Audi will kick it into line with the rest of the range. Drivers will get to enjoy features like a dual screen instrument cluster and virtual cockpit. The entire range will get a mild hybrid engine (MHEV) across the range to improve economy too.

2019 Audi A6

McLaren Senna

Named after the late superstar, McLaren will be offering their usual insane performance. 0-60pmh in just 2.8s for example. But then you'd expect nothing less!

McLaren Senna

Who else will be there?

Ferrari, Bentley, Ford, Honda, Toyota and the rest will all be pitching up so check back for any announcements made after the show kicks off on the 8th.


Watch the I-PACE beat the Model X

Porsche Mission E Cross Turismo Concept

Porsche look ahead to where their Mission E concepts could lead, more info over on Bless This Stuff.

Top Gear @ #GIMS2018

As ever, Top Gear have you covered with a look at everything on offer in Geneva. Highlights include:

  • New V8 Koenigsegg
  • BMW M8 Gran Coupe (concept)
  • Mercedes-AMG GT 4-Door Coupé
  • Aston Martin Lagonda Vision (concept)
  • Toyota Supra (racing concept)
  • Lamborghini Huracán Performante Spyder
  • Bugatti Chiron Sport
  • VW I.D. Vizzion (concept)

Mercedes-AMG GT 4-Door Coupé in 60 seconds

Fully Charged at the Geneva Motor Show

Uploaded in two parts, here's the Fully Charged look at the Hybrid, PHEV & EV models that were launched at the show.

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    1. Mary Poppins Returns teaser trailer Disney on youtube.com
    2. House of Cards | The Final Season Netflix on youtube.com
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    1. The 2018 Sony World Photography Awards theatlantic.com
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    2. 25 Principles of adult behaviour kottke.org
    3. Jupiter is nothing like scientists expected axios.com
    4. Charlize Theron on Hot Ones First We Feast on youtube.com
    5. A B to Jay-Z alphabet book thelittlehomie.co.uk

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