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Top 3 Future Classic Cars – 2016 Edition




2016 has been a good year for cars — manufacturers have managed to deliver impressive performance, refinement, and innovation, so the odds are that many of this year’s models will be future classics, ones to be remembered for decades to come.

We’ve put together a list of what we think are the top 3 strongest contenders for classic car status, and with 2016 now at an end, you can expect to see many of them in the showrooms of used dealers like . Those looking for a deal should swoop in before demand peaks.

BMW 1 Series M Coupe, red

3. BMW 1 Series M

Engineered with maneuverability in mind, the BMW 1 Series M focuses on suspension and handling over a lot of the optional infotainment features that are often touted as a selling point these days. But it’s the real motoring enthusiasts who decide what’s a classic, and in the end the thing that stands out the most to developed tastes is the quality of the craftsmanship and the driving experience. It’s no surprise that the first run of this model sold out as quickly as it did and it’s worth keeping an eye peeled in case any turn up in future, as demand is likely to be high. The 1 Series M is practically a classic already.

2017 Nissan GT-R supercar

2. Nissan GT-R

As some Japanese cars reach a certain age, sometimes shines through, and the Nissan GT-R — with its truly stunning levels of performance — is the perfect example. This is a popular racetrack model, so scarcity might give unmodified examples a lot of extra value in the future. Pick up a recent model or one of the 2017 model years, keep it in good condition, and you’ll see the value soar over time.


1. Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution

Mitsubishi’s offerings from the 60s and 70s are beginning to bring in large profits at auction, and there’s no doubt that the now-discontinued Lancer Evolution (or affectionately just the Evo) will continue that trend well into the future. With the power of a heavy-duty rally car compressed into a compact and stylish sedan, a distinct look, and limited manufacturing runs, you’re definitely looking at a future classic.


Mercedes-Benz Has A Pickup Truck; What About BMW?



New Mercedes-Benz X-Class

Mercedes-Benz and BMW have been arch rivals for decades, and whatever one does, the other usually follows suit. With Mercedes-Benz surprising everyone with its introduction of a body-on-frame pickup truck — the X-Class — in late 2017, it was only a matter time before BMW started to consider joining the party.

Marc Werner, head of BMW’s Australian division, told in an interview that the segment, especially in Australia, is too lucrative to be ignored, stating:

“We cannot close our eyes and neglect [the pickup segment], we cannot neglect market trends… We have been very pushy regarding utes or pick-ups, and we believe that this is something the company should be looking into.”

The executive didn’t reveal what form BMW’s answer to the X-Class (pictured) will take, but much like how Mercedes-Benz based their truck on the pre-existing Nissan Navara, its engineers won’t necessarily have to start from scratch.

They can source the Hilux architecture from industrial partner Toyota to quickly develop a rugged, body-on-frame off-roader, one offering more premium amenities that Toyota’s pickup.

Werner confirmed that the project is under consideration in Munich, indicating that a BMW pickup truck is entirely possible. Do you think such a model would be a good match for the brand’s image?

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Five Of The Weirdest Cars Of All Time – Cool And Nutty



1955 Messerschmitt KR175

It’s merely every automotive aficionados’ dream to know every detail about almost every automobile in existence, yet the vast majority of them cannot name even a handful of the weirdest cars to grace this planet and why they’re considered some of the most unusual contraptions ever made by any mainstream automaker. It’s very peculiar, don’t you think?

We’re here for you: With assistance from Tony of , we have put together five of the weirdest cars of all time — quite literally!

5.BMW Isetta

Despite maintaining a fantastic reputation for combining sheer opulence with effortless performance in practically every single model – apart from the Isetta, of course – and especially if you hadn’t seen the Isetta before, it’s fair to say that BMW has disappointed fans with this micro, and albeit somewhat uncanny automobile. For those who were expecting the Isetta to look similar to that of an extraterrestrial spacecraft, you’ll find yourself feeling a little bit disappointed that it looks similar to the classic Fiat 500 — or perhaps not!

BMW gave the Isetta a top speed of only 53 mph, which is hardly surprising given that this oddity of a car was produced in the early 1950s.

citroen cv2

4. Citroen 2CV

As a ‘Tin Snail’ first produced in the late 1940s, the quite fortunately holds a place on the list of the five weirdest cars of all time! Now, the 2CV is as basic as a car can be — it has seats that look similar to garden deckchairs, and you even have to provide your own radio too! — but that doesn’t minus the fact that Citroen has literally built an empty shell of a car without thinking much of the interior layout, possibly explaining why it’s so inexpensive even by today’s inflation-adjusted currency rates.

More to the point though, you’re probably looking at the 2CV and wondering why the bonnet is so oversized — it almost makes it look like something used in an old-fashioned, black and white themed television show, doesn’t it? But in fact, under its oversized bonnet is a little air-cooled 375cc two-cylinder petrol engine that offers a top speed of 45 mph and a total of 50,000 miles — rather impressive for an older car!

1970 Lancia Stratos HF Zero

3. 1970 Lancia Stratos HF Zero

If you were to look at the 1970 Lancia Stratos HF Zero today, you’d probably just assume that something uncanny left it here before returning to their normal life.Bbut in actual fact, this slick sports car is just another peculiar-looking car that every automotive aficionado is eager to talk about!

Here we have it, in its rarest form, the Lancia HF Zero and its custom-built chassis with the Fulvia HF suspension at the rear to complement its racing car features extremely well. This spectacular and mind-blowing performance machine has enough strange sex appeal to earn third place on the list of the five weirdest cars of all time!

2. 2001 BMW GINA Light Visionary Model

Although a relatively modern design that was unveiled in 2001, the BMW Gina Light Visionary Concept is considered to be one of the weirdest cars of all time! Just by looking at the structure, it’s clear that BMW wanted to go full-out bonkers when designing this uncanny car, deciding to go for more of a bizarre and creased-looking look that doesn’t really sit well with everyone.

Being a sports car concept, the BMW Gina Light Visionary Model was designed solely for the purpose of satisfying those sports-orientated individuals who enjoy experimenting with unusual and absurd looking cars from renowned automobile brands.

1970 Ferrari 512 S Modulo

1. 1970 Ferrari 512S Modulo

If not for its conventional sports car interior structure and comfortable seats, the 1970 Ferrari 512S Modulo would utterly look like some sort of extraterrestrial spacecraft, wouldn’t it? But watching it racing towards the finish line on solid ground just makes it one of the world’s weirdest cars of all time, even though it’s actually quite normal to some people.

Of course, if you were to sit behind the wheel of the 1970 Ferrari 512S Modulo, or even in the passenger seat, you’ll probably feel as though you’re about to ascend into the outer space! Rest assured that ascending into space is quite unlikely for anything with a steering wheel and a little engine– or anything that looks as though it should be on a race track heading towards the finish line! So, when you find yourself somewhat confused and can’t seem to name one of the world’s most peculiar cars, just think of the 1970 Ferrari 512S Modulo — the by a wide margin.

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Top Five Compact Executive Cars You Should Consider



BMW 3 Series, Mercedes C-Class Audi A4

The battle among the world’s premium car brands is as fierce as ever, with plenty of capable cars to choose from. Although , compact executive sedans remain the go-to models for buyers making their first foray into owning a luxury car.

Yes, such cars command a premium price, but know that you’re getting the finest balance of performance, luxury and technology. Without further adieu, here our pick of the top 5 compact executive sedans you should consider.


Mercedes-Benz C-Class

As far as luxurious elements and elegant appearance are concerned, it’s very evident that Mercedes-Benz has exceeded all expectations with the C-Class sedan, explaining why you see the model everywhere. The C-Class is made for those who appreciate cars with, well, class and don’t mind paying a bit extra for it. The dashboard has a simple yet elegant layout and is arguably much easier to manage than many other executive cars. The Mercedes-Benz C-Classis available at .


Audi A4

Not only is the latest Audi A4 considered one of the best executive sedans on the market, but it is also well-suited for sports-oriented drivers. The car glides through the narrowest and sharpest roads with little trouble, and there really isn’t much more you could ask for from a premium, executive fastback. For something more sleek in appearance, have a look at the Audi A5.

New Red Jaguar XE, front

Jaguar XE

As the new kid on the block, the Jaguar XE has quickly risen to the top of its class in terms of performance. It’s not unusual for drivers to invest in Jaguar models based only appearance and the brand’s reputation — the XE is an attractive saloon inside and out — but they will be taken aback by its class-leading handling and abundant power.

2016 BMW 3-Series

BMW 3 Series

Essentially the face of the premium compact sedan segment, the 3 Series offers adjustable features that enable drivers to make the most of their ride, whether looking for a quiet and smooth experience, or a drive puts a smile on your face. Despite the cost of the BMW 3 Series, its power, ride and exceptional feature balance makes ir a model worth paying for!

2016 Infiniti Q50, red

Infiniti Q50

Often forgotten in the midst of the big-name contenders, the Infiniti Q50 is Nissan’s successful upmarket brand taking on Europe’s finest. Its high-quality interior, gadget-packed cockpit and roomier cabin are just three reasons why it’s non-obvious choice for those looking for a compact premium sedan.

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