2014 Audi RS5 vs 2014 Mercedes-Benz C63 507 Coupe! - Head 2 Head Ep. 51
On this episode of Head 2 Head, Jonny Lieberman sets out to discover which
German hot-rod-personal-luxury-coupe is the best you can get. The 507 Coupe
is the last iteration of the W204 C63. With the exception of the very
limited-run Black Series, it's the best C63 that AMG has ever done. Under
its hood sits a hand-built, 6.2-liter naturally aspirated V-8 good for 507
more do you want? Perhaps something more high-tech, and that's where the
Audi RS5 comes in. The sexy coupe from Quattro GmbH in Neckarsulm features
a 4.2-liter V-8 that spits out 450 hp. That¹s less power than the 507
Coupe makes, true, but the Audi also features AWD, a dual-clutch
transmission, bigger wheels and tires, plus a trick torque-vectoring rear
differential. Which one is quicker? Which one is more fun to drive? Which
one is best? Watch and find out!
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Euro NCAP | Audi Q5 | 2009 | Crash test
Frontal Impact takes place at 64 Km/h, 40% of the width of the car striking
a deformable barrier. In the side impact, a mobile deformable barrier
impacts the driver's door at 50 km/h. In the pole test, the car tested is
propelled sideways at 29km/h into a rigid pole.
Jaguar Castle Bromwich Plant Factory Footage
Plant Name:Castle Bromwich Manufacturing Facility
State:Birmingham, B35 7RA
Current Total Employment:approx 2000 Hourly: Salaried
Current Products:XJ, XK, XF Year Opened:1980
Site Size in Acres:93
Site Size in Square Feet:1.4 mill
Product History: .
1938: May: Lord Nuffield, the maker of Morris cars, agrees with Air
Minister Sir Kingsley Wood to build a factory at Castle Bromwich to
mass-produce Spitfire aircraft. 15 July: Start of construction.
1940: May: The new Minister for Aircraft Production Lord Beaverbrook takes
over the factory from the Nuffield Organization and puts Vickers Armstrong
in charge. June: The first Spitfire is delivered and test-flown by Alex
1943: May: The 5000th Spitfire is produced. October: Castle Bromwich
delivers its first Lancaster bomber.
1945: December: Aircraft production ceases after 11,780 Spitfires and 305
Lancasters have been made.
1946: 31 March: The aircraft factory is officially closed.
1946-47: The Castle Bromwich factory is taken over by the Birmingham
company Fisher & Ludlow (itself founded in 1849) for making all-steel
bodies for cars, mostly for Standard and Morris. They also make Bendix
1953: Fisher & Ludlow is taken over by BMC (British Motor Corporation), a
company formed by the merger of Austin and Morris. Castle Bromwich now
mostly produces bodies for the Austin factory at Longbridge.
1954-61: Castle Bromwich makes the bodies for the Austin-engined Nash
Metropolitan sold in the USA. Among other products is the Austin Champ
1965: BMC takes over the Pressed Steel Company at Cowley, Jaguar's body
supplier. PSC is later merged with Fisher & Ludlow to become Pressed Steel
1966: BMC merges with Jaguar, and the company becomes BMH (British Motor
1968: BMH merges with Leyland and becomes British Leyland. From now on,
Castle Bromwich increasingly supplies car bodies to other BL factories
across the Midlands, including Rover, Triumph and Jaguar, as well as Mini
bodies for Longbridge.
1975: Castle Bromwich supplies the bodies for the new Jaguar XJ-S.
1980: 28 July: Jaguar takes full control of body assembly and paint
operations at Castle Bromwich which becomes a dedicated Jaguar plant.
1984: Jaguar, including the Castle Bromwich factory, is privatized from
1998-99: Introduction of the S-type, the first Jaguar car to be fully
assembled at Castle Bromwich.
2005: 1 July: Car assembly at Jaguar's Browns Lane factory in Coventry
comes to an end, and production of the XJ model is transferred to Castle
Bromwich. December: Start of production of the new XK.
2007: November: The new XF goes into production at Castle Bromwich.
Mercedes Benz Factory
Mercedes-Benz plant Bremen: Bremen plant to produce additional model of the
C Class model range as of 2011
• Development as a competence centre: Bremen plant expanding production
operations to include Coupé of the C-Class
• New variant to be produced in addition to the C-Class Saloon, the
C-Class Estate and the GLK as of 2011
• Flexible production: Coupé to be produced with three existing models
on a single line
Peter Schabert, Head of the Bremen plant: "Decision another milestone on
our way to becoming the C-Class competence centre and a clear sign of trust
in Bremen team's capabilities and standards."
Bremen - The Mercedes-Benz plant in Bremen is gearing up for the production
of a fourth model of the high-volume C-Class model range. As of 2011, a
Coupé will be added to a flexible production line, which already produces
the three existing models. This will be a new addition to Bremen's current
production portfolio in the C-Class segment, comprising the Saloon, the
Estate and the compact GLK sport utility vehicle (SUV).
"The decision by the Board of Management to produce the Coupé version of
the current C-Class here in Bremen as well represents another important
milestone on our way to becoming Mercedes' competence centre for the
C-Class and is a clear sign of the trust in the Bremen team's capabilities
and standards," says Peter Schabert, Head of the Mercedes-Benz plant in
The Bremen plant is developed into the worldwide competence centre for the
high-volume C-Class model series. Allocating production of the new Coupé
to the plant is in keeping with this strategy. As announced in December
2009, the launch of the next generation of the C-Class at the plant as of
2014 will see production of the C-Class Saloon for markets in Europe
concentrated at a single location together with the production of the other
C-Class model variants.
The Bremen plant is already demonstrating the flexibility of its production
operations by producing three models (C-Class Saloon, C-Class Estate and
GLK) on a single assembly line. The vehicles are able to pass along the
assembly line in any conceivable order precisely as customer orders
require, irrespective of model, variant (right- or left-hand drive,
all-wheel or rear-wheel drive) and equipment. From 2011 the Bremen plant
will be integrating a fourth model into the production process in the guise
of the Coupé, demonstrating the plant's flexibility once again.
Production portfolio of the Bremen plant.
In addition to the models of the C-Class model series, vehicles belonging
to the E-Class are also produced in Bremen, with the Coupé and Cabrio
running in flexible configuration on a single production line. The
roadsters of the SL- and SLK-Class are also produced exclusively in Bremen.
With a workforce of around 12,600, the Mercedes-Benz plant is the largest
private-sector employer in the region.