Friday, July 31, 2015


All Newer 2015 Volkswagen Touareg is a sumptuous vehicle, with a premium cost, offered nearby the mark's more standard models—but to a greater extent an adversary to models with extravagance identifications. 

The Touareg isn't only the most costly and sumptuous model VW offers in the U.S.; it's the bigger of two game utility vehicles in the organization's lineup, and its essential underpinnings are imparted to the Audi Q7 and Porsche Cayenne.Although the Touareg got all the more a street center with its last update, it remains generally tough. The objective then was to give it more extensive bid—however the value remains a hangup, and VW's new three-column SUV expected one year from now will close the business crevice, with more esteem and a lower cost. 

That said, the most recent Touareg is extensively lighter than its porcine forerunner; it's additionally more pleasant inside, and more rich on the outside, with to a lesser degree a butch appearance. A marginally more extensive body, and fairly more wheelbase and length give the outline even more a routine hybrid wagon look (and practically, more space), while the inside format has stayed much the same, with its more upright introduction contrasted with other family hybrids. For 2015, Volkswagen is inconspicuously upgrading the front end, with another four-bar grille and a chrome band for the lower belt. The trapdoor has additionally been reshaped, and there are new wheel desig

Eight-speed automatic transmissions and full-time four-wheel drive are the building blocks in the powertrain department, while under the hood there are three quite different engine choices. Base versions get a conventional gasoline V-6--a 3.6-liter, 280-horsepower narrow-angle V-6 (VR6)--while two other versions show the way toward both more power and better gas mileage, albeit at a price premium.

The clean-diesel 3.0-liter V-6 TDI has been our favorite of the lineup, with its strong torque output (406 lb-ft) and confident feel for towing (up to 7,695 pounds) or highway cruising. An updated version of this engine steps up to 240 hp and even better fuel efficiency.

The Hybrid model combines a supercharged 3.0-liter V-6 with an electric motor system, sandwiched between the engine and transmission, for a combined 380 horsepower--and an EPA rating of 20 mpg in city driving. It gets a better boost in highway driving compared to other hybrids, due to the system's ability to disengage the engine and motor for long high-speed coasting.

The Touareg used to be grossly overweight, but with its last redesign VW made it lighter overall, and better-detailed inside. Astoundingly--through the use of advanced materials and techniques--it engineered about 450 pounds out of the vehicle, gaining up to 20 percent be ,450 pounds out of the vehicle, gaining up to 20 percent better fuel efficiency. It still offers way more truck-like ability than most other crossovers do--and more off-road and towing ability than most shoppers are likely to need. Think of that as a plus or a minus, depending on priorities.

Functionally, the Touareg's high seating position affords a good view out ahead. Front seats are excellent, but the rather tall and very wide center console tends to make the front area feel more confining than it needs to be. There's space for five, and the adult-sized rear bench can slide fore and aft through six inches of travel. You won't find a third-row seat like the one in Audi's longer Q7, but cargo space is quite good in the Touareg, with a power-folding arrangement that yields a fully flat cargo floor.In all, the interior has luxury-class accommodations for four adults, and the cabin appointments feel more in line with the luxury set than the frugal set. It's in synch with the other VW models in configuration, yet it's named with It's in synch with the other VW models in design, yet it's appointed with nicely finished materials that share more in    common with Audi in look and feel. Ride quality is quite good, but the high seating position accentuates smaller motions and choppy pavement. VW has added more chrome trim, new wood finishes, and a heated steering wheel for 2015, as well.

Safety is also enhanced for 2015, with the addition of blind-spot monitors, lane-keeping assist, and adaptive cruise; the radar system also includes Front Assist with city emergency braking, and there's an automatic post-collision braking function. The Touareg continues to score well in IIHS testing, although it still hasn't been crashed by the NHTSA.
 completed materials that impart all the more in like manner to Audi in look and feel. Ride quality is great, yet the high seating position highlights littler movements and wild asphalt. VW has included more chrome trim, new wood completions, and a heated guiding wheel for 2015, too. 

Wellbeing is likewise improved for 2015, with the expansion of blind side screens, path keeping help, and versatile voyage; the radar systems additionally incorporates Front Assist with city crisis braking, and there's a programmed post-impact braking capacity. The Touareg keeps on scoring great in IIHS testing, in spite of the fact that despite everything it hasn't been crashed by the NHTSA.

All newer 2015 Touareg offers a long list of standard features, although some shoppers might find that it's not quite in lock step with the luxury price. Leather upholstery, a panoramic sunroof, and memory seats are all included in the base Sport model. Executive and Hybrid models add premium audio, rear-obstacle detection, a heated steering wheel, keyless entry and starting, and heated rear seats. Major options include an impressive 620-watt Dynaudio premium sound system, and a navigation system with upgraded display and built-in music storage.

Wednesday, July 29, 2015


The All new 2015 Mercedes-Benz E400 Cabriolet is a standout amongst the most extravagant, rich convertibles available, joining top of the line arrangements and 4-passenger seating with lavish gadgets and equipment . It's additionally redesigned for 2015, swapping out a year ago's 302-strength V6 for a more responsive turbocharged 329-hp unit and winning another name E400 simultaneously. So what's it like to drive the most recent E-Class Cabriolet? We spent a week in the driver's seat to figure out, and we've accumulated our thoughts in this real-world review survey.                                                                                                                                               Everyone who rode in or drove our E400 Cabriolet generally had the same remarks about the car's exterior and interior quality: It's beautiful, inside and out. Last year's headlight update gave the E-Class a more aggressive look that's welcome on the formerly staid cabriolet, while other design touches clearly convey a sense of class and expense that you won't find on cheaper cars. We like the wheel designs, the LED taillights and the attention to detail throughout the exterior.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     It's the same story inside, where the cabin offers handsome appointments and a beautiful look. Wind noise is surprisingly controlled for a convertible, and while the interior design is purposeful rather than stylish, all the materials are top notch. We have one complaint, though: Even at our test car's $73,000-plus price tag, you still can't seem to get past the cowl shake that's traditional in most convertible vehicles.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          As beforehand said, the E400 Cabriolet loses a year ago's 302-hp 3.5-liter V6 for another turbocharged V6, which uproots 3 liters and puts out 328 steeds. Torque sees a significantly higher bounce, going from a year ago's average 272 lb-ft to a plentiful 352 lb-ft. So how does the new powertrain feel? 

As a rule, we were awed with the motor in all conditions. Not just does it offer solid increasing speed when moving far from a movement light, yet it brags amazing passing power on the roadway from almost every velocity, as well, something we couldn't generally say in regards to the active 3.5-liter motor. The new V6 is likewise extremely smooth, and force conveyance is direct. Truth be told, the powertrain is good to the point that we're left pondering who might trouble with the V8-fueled E550. Further demonstrating our point is that we found the middle value of more than 21 miles for each gallon in joined city and parkway driving, .which is excellent for a powerful luxury convertible.                                                                                                                                                                                   When you have a car for a week of evaluation, you tend to notice little benefits and drawbacks that a only few hours behind the wheel won't always reveal. The E400 Cabriolet is no exception. In the drawbacks column, we have to list the price. Our test car was around $72,500, and the car's near-$65,000 base MSRP doesn't include such common items as keyless access with push-button start, navigation or parking sensors. This is par for the course with German cars, but it never sits well with us.

As an advantage, however, we saw that the auto's fuel-sparing begin stop capacity is surprisingly quiet. . This capacity is generally an irritation in cutting edge autos, on the grounds that it can be prominent when ceasing and beginning the car at stoplights, however it's shockingly quiet in the E400.

Monday, July 27, 2015


It was 15 years prior that Mercedes-Benz acquainted America with the expansive, euro-style van with its Sprinter, which has likewise been badged as a Freightliner and a Dodge. We've turn into the Sprinter's biggest market after Germany, and the Teutonic automaker will include the fair size Metris to its business lineup this October. 

In spite of the fact that the name "Metris" is new, the Spanish-constructed vehicle is definitely not. It's referred to all over the place else as the Vito, a name completely dismisses by U.S. statistical surveying. 

We'll get payload and traveler variations valued from $28,945 (in addition to $995 destination). Mercedes-Benz calls the Metris "right-sized" and we can see the rationale: it's sufficiently expansive to best the payload and load volume of the Ford Transit Connect, Nissan NV200 SV, and RAM C/V Tradesman by noteworthy edges, however sufficiently little to fit in a garage.

Unlike Sprinter vans, which are offered only with diesel engines, the rear-wheel-drive Metris features a gas-powered four-cylinder making 208 horsepower and 258 pound-feet of torque. It's the same unit you'll find in the CLA and C-Class, and mated to a seven-speed automatic transmission. A start-stop system is optional because it isn't needed to hit fuel economy targets and may annoy drivers. Service intervals—of critical concern to fleet sales—are as high as 15,000 miles.

Standard safety features include a host of airbags—six for the cargo van, eight for the passenger van—as well drowsiness detection, crosswind assist, and load-adaptive stability control. Buyers will find a rearview camera and assists for active parking, lane keeping, blind spots, and collision prevention on the options menu. The Metris hasn't yet been rated by the IIHS.

Mercedes-Benz takes pains to emphasize the commercial intent of the Metris passenger van—hotel shuttles and the like—and explicitly states it won't be bringing a luxury variant to North America. But the Metris will be available in over 200 of the country's highest-performing dealerships, where some passenger car shoppers are sure to take notice.

We can see why some would give it strong consideration, despite the fact that it's designed for and marketed to a commercial audience. With a starting price of $32,445 (plus $995 destination), the passenger van offers strong driving dynamics, seating for up to eight, plenty of usable space, and a three-pointed star for the same price as many mainstream family vehicles.

Whoever buys the Metris will have a hard time faulting its driving dynamics. Our drive was too short for in-depth analysis, but initial impressions indicate more than adequate acceleration, good steering feel, and a smooth, compliant ride. This car-like nature will be an advantage whether collecting hotel guests at the airport or taking the kids to school.

You might notice we haven't said much about styling yet, and there's a reason. It's a bit of an afterthought here, compared to nearly every other Mercedes-Benz product we've seen—even the function-over-form B-Class Electric Drive city car. The Metris doesn't have the sort of interior Mercedes-Benz's passenger car buyers would expect. Aside from a gorgeous steering wheel that looks and feels decidedly upscale, material choices are typically durable and drab.

Seats in the pre-production Metris we briefly sampled—fairly shapeless and covered in a fabric that didn't even try to look fashionable—are clearly designed for shuttle duty. This may not deter buyers cross-shopping non-luxury family vehicles, though—especially if rumored options like a panoramic roof materialize.

We weren't given a complete list of features, but it's fair to assume equipment levels on the Metris won't be lavish. Some nice extras can be added, however, in the form of optional navigation, automatic air conditioning, and electric sliding doors. Key specs for the passenger van include standard seating for seven,most extreme payload of 1,872 pounds, towing limit of 4,960 lb, and load volume of 38 cubic feet. (The load van ups freight volume to 186 cu ft, while most extreme payload rise ascends to 2,500 lb.) 

The one thing that may scotch the arrangement for non-business purchasers is old fashioned second-and third-column seating that is secured to in-floor tracks and can't be designed or collapsed like the seats on present day minivans and hybrids. 

Friday, July 24, 2015


The all-new 2015 Hyundai Genesis Sedan—as of late short-recorded for the 2015 North American Car of the Year honor—likewise will be in the spotlight at the up and coming SEMA demonstrate, this time as a 550-hp "super vehicle" made by ARK Performance. Called the AR550, the auto is the 6th ARK/Hyundai SEMA cooperation and will be presented at Hyundai's November 4 public interview denoting the begin of the current year's Specialty Equipment Market Association occasion in Las Vegas. 

Hyundai says the upgraded 2015 Genesis Sedan is ideal to drive, and that it offers new security, infotainment, solace, and comfort components, including cutting edge Blue Link innovation. Models with a V-6 motor are accessible with another all-wheel-drive system expected to make the Genesis more appealing to Snowbelt dwellers

The redesigned Genesis is available in 3.8, 3.8 HTRAC, and 5.0 model series, each well stocked with equipment.

Highlights of available new features for 2015 include aluminum or matte wood interior trim, manual rear window sunshades, a heads-up display, and a panoramic sunroof. The Genesis also offers new High Beam Assist and Automatic Vehicle Hold systems, front and rear parking assist sensors, and a hands-free Smart Trunk that opens with a proximity sensing key fob.

The 2015 Genesis Sedan’s engines are carried over from the previous model, but are revised to offer a flatter torque curve at slight expense to horsepower ratings.

In the Genesis 3.8 and 3.8 HTRAC, a 3.8-liter V-6 engine makes 311 horsepower, delivered to the rear wheels or all four wheels through an 8-speed automatic transmission. The Genesis 5.0 model gets a 420-horsepower, 5.0-liter V-8 engine, an 8-speed automatic transmission, and rear-wheel drive.

All Genesis models have Intelligent Drive Mode technology with Normal, Eco, Sport, and Snow settings. Hyundai also says it has improved the steering, suspension, and braking systems for 2015.

Hyundai Genesis 3.8 is EPA-evaluated to get 22 mpg in consolidated driving. Include the discretionary all-wheel-drive framework, and that rating drops to 19 mpg. As anyone might expect, the capable Genesis 5.0 exchanges effectiveness for torque, rating 18 mpg in joined driving. 

It may not be especially fuel proficient, but rather the 2015 Genesis Sedan beyond any doubt is sheltered. As indicated by the NHTSA, it gets 5-star accident test appraisals in every evaluation, in addition to a 5-star rating for its capacity to oppose moving over in a sidelong slide. Include a "Top Safety Pick" rating from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety , and it basically shows improvement over a Genesis Sedan in terms of safety.

The new Hyundai Genesis offers a long list of safety technologies designed to prevent an accident from occurring in the first place. Highlights include Blind Spot Detection, Lane Departure Warning, Rear Cross Traffic Alert,Lane Change Assist, Forward Collision Warning, Smart Cruise Control with full-stop capability and Automatic Emergency Braking, and an Emergency Steering Support Mode. There’s even a cabin CO2 sensor to help prevent driver drowsiness.

The car’s Blue Link smartphone pairing and services technology includes Automatic Collision Notification and SOS Emergency Assistance, as well as the ability for the parent of a teenaged driver to program certain vehicle features in order to promote safety and security. Additionally, Blue Link offers new features including Siri Eyes Free capability, an Intelligent Assistant App, a Google Glass App.

Wednesday, July 22, 2015


Kapow? POw! Bam! Zoom! The old Original 1966 TV Batmobile Owned By George Barris To Cross Auction Block At Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale Though it's not a blend of a smooth cruiser and gigantic, rocket fueled mammoth, the first '66 Batmobile does oblige you to wear the gooey ensemble in the event that you anticipate driving it. On the other hand on the off chance that you basically need to showcase this incredible bit of realistic history amongst your auto accumulation, it will be up for gets at the Barrett-Jackson closeout in Scottsdale, AZ, on January 19, 2013. 

Constructed by fabulous auto customizer George Barris, legend has it that this auto was set up together in only 15 days, however there wasn't any genuine record of the auto being set up together at that short measure of time. 

In the wake of being given $15,000 (which was a considerable amount in '66) and the brief while casing, similar to any realist would do, Barris utilized a Lincoln Futura, which he purchased for $1 around 10 years prior, and repainted it dark. Since CGI impacts were viewed as a thing without bounds, Barris needed to fit every one of the crazy wrongdoing battling contraptions to the auto. The devices incorporated: the Batphone, the Emergency Bat-turn Lever, the Batray, the Bat Beam and best of all, the Bat-tering Ram. It even accompanies a working parachute from a  drag racer.
Fancy gadgets and paint jobs aside, this car is a 390 cubic-inch V-8 powered Lincoln Futura. When the engine was in the Futura, it featured 330 horsepower, but the current output was not released. With a "bubble" roof and some futuristic design cues, the original 1950’s Futura concept gave the public insight on what future automobiles would look like. Looks like they got that concept totally wrong from where we’re standing today.
While most people sell their cars at half its original price, George Barris will be making a big fortune when he sells his black old Lincoln Futura at Scottsdale. Good work, Mr Barris...  ......
Scottsdale, Ariz. – (November 29, 2012) – Barrett-Jackson, the World’s Greatest Collector Car Auctions™, announced today that it will offer one of the most recognized and popular pieces of entertainment history worldwide, at its 42nd annual Scottsdale auction in January – the only 1955 Lincoln Futura concept car which was heavily modified by legendary customizer George Barris to become the original 1966 Batmobile in the live action TV series Batman, as well as the movie adaptation, starring Adam West. The car will cross the block alongside Barrett-Jackson’s 5000 Series on Saturday, January 19th from approximately 5:00pm – 9:00pm.
Still as striking as when it first came out of the paint shop, the original Batmobile has been a part of Barris’ personal collection since he first bought it from the Ford Motor Company for a dollar in 1965. Barrett-Jackson’s Scottsdale auction will mark the first time the car has gone up for sale since then.
Bringing the Batmobile to Life
The original one-off 1955 Lincoln Futura concept car was originally created by Ford Motor Company and a design team at the Lincoln Styling Department. The 19-foot long, two-seat, bubble-topped grand touring car prototype was entirely hand-built in 1954 by Ghia Body Works in Turin, Italy, and unveiled in its original pearlescent Frost-Blue white paint finish in 1955 at the Chicago Auto Show.
The car featured instruments housed in the steering wheel, as well as a push-button transmission, exterior microphones to pick up and transmit the sounds of traffic to the occupants inside, and a host of other innovative devices. According to several reports, it was described as a “rolling laboratory” from which Ford would learn about new technology to apply to their production automobiles. In 1959, sporting a fresh red paint job, the Futura was featured in the film, It Started with a Kiss, starring Debbie Reynolds and Glenn Ford.
Barris then acquired the vehicle and kept it in his garage for several years. In late 1965, 20th Century Fox Television and William Dozier’s Greenway Productions contacted Barris and asked him to produce a Batmobile for the upcoming TV series. With only 15 days and $15,000 budget to build a Batmobile, Barris decided to transform the Lincoln Futura concept car into what is now widely recognized as the original and iconic crime-fighting vehicle.
“The 1966 Batmobile by George Barris is one of the most famous Hollywood cars in history and it has become a true icon that has been carried from generation to generation of Batmobiles to follow,” said Craig Jackson, Chairman and CEO of Barrett-Jackson. “This vehicle not only marks the significant Bat logo that sits on the middle of its door, but a time in television history where they defied the odds of making a car the real star of the show. It revolutionized an entire industry that followed in its footsteps and we couldn’t be prouder to have it cross our block in Scottsdale as it goes up for sale for the very first time.”
The car features a 390-in 1956 Lincoln V-8 engine and a B&M Hydro Automatic transmission. Gadgets include a nose-mounted aluminum Cable Cutter Blade, Bat Ray Projector, Anti-Theft Device, Detect-a-scope, Batscope, Bat Eye Switch, Antenna Activator, Police Band Cut-In Switch, Automatic Tire Inflation Device, Remote Batcomputer, the Batphone, Emergency Bat Turn Lever, Anti-Fire Actavor, Bat Photoscope, and many other Bat gadgets. If needed, the Batmobile was capable of a quick 180° “bat-turn” thanks to two rear-mounted ten-foot Deist parachutes.
Notwithstanding being included on different TV/film sets, the first Batmobile has been shown at various auto car shows and museums around the nation. The auto is additionally solely included in Christopher Nolan's Batmobile Documentary, which can be seen as a reward highlight on The Dark Knight Rises DVD. It will go available to be purchased alongside memorabilia and documentation from Barris' own chronicles. 

"There are just a couple of things in life that have the capacity to catch the spirit of a time and the Batmobile by George Barris did precisely that," said Steve Davis, President of Barrett-Jackson. "There are the genuine fans that will emphatically promoter, till this day, that returning home to watch the Batmobile take off out of the Batcave characterizes a ton of their first adolescence recollections. Whether you're an auto gatherer, excitement fan, or a regular person hoping to purchase his fantasy auto, you're going to need to witness history being made in January with the sale of this car.

Monday, July 20, 2015


As a standout amongst the most stunning BMWs in the lineup, the new BMW 6 Series Coupe's one of a kind plan promptly catches your eye. At the point when such striking looks meet crude force, it conveys an invigorating ride that is sure to leave anybody breathless.The 6 Series Coupe is intended to be outwardly capturing. Delightful, streaming lines make an exquisite, prolonged outline, while a clearing roofline drastically bends to uncover a solid, yet smooth stance.Built on a more extensive body, the 6 Series Coupe easily embraces each twist in the street. What's more, when joined with its low, solid shape and wonderfully bended wheel curves, it really is a visual appearance of element street holding dexterity.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       You’re always in control in the 6 Series’ impeccably designed, driver-oriented cockpit. 20-way adjustable multi-contour front seats provide the utmost of comfort, while the intuitive placement of controls puts everything right where you need it to be.  Standard Adaptive LED Headlights show you what’s ahead, not just what’s in front of you. LED technology is used for high beams, low beams, and all four Corona headlight rings, and cornering LEDs light up the side of the road when you turn.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 BMW’s Full Color Head-Up Display projects information onto the windshield, directly in your line of sight. So now you can keep your eyes on what matters—every inch of thrilling road. Driving Dynamics Control lets you fine-tune every aspect of your ride at the push of a button. Choose from SPORT,COMFORT, to adjust your engine-throttle response, shift characteristics, power-steering assist and traction control, or switch in to ECO PRO Mode to encourage more efficient driving.                                                                                                            
640i: Advanced innovations like Valvetronic technology help this unique 3.0-liter TwinPower Turbo 6-cylinder engine “breathe” better, which increases fuel economy and performance. Proof of its power is in the numbers: it develops maximum output of 315 hp at 5800 rpm, redlining at an amazing 6000 rpm; while peak torque of 330 lb-ft kicks in at 1400 rpm and continues to push you back in your seat all the way to 4500 rpm.
Available in: 2015 bmw 640i Coupe, and 2015 640i xDrive Coupe.                                                                                                                                                                                             Active Roll Stabilization: On the road, a vehicle’s body tends to roll in corners, which can affect handling. Performance-elevating Active Roll Stabilization, part of Adaptive Drive, incorporates two-piece anti-roll bars to generate stronger resistance to body roll, keeping the vehicle more level and providing maximum stability and agility. Integral Active Steering: Integral Active Steering enhances driving dynamics, depending on the speed and steering angle. At lower speeds, the power steering improves maneuverability and agility for easier parking and cornering. At higher speeds, the steering becomes less direct, which helps to boost driving comfort.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         xDrive, BMW's Intelligent All-Wheel Drive System: Working in coupled with Dynamic Stability Control, BMW's xDrive all-wheel drive systems, screens the street's road conditions. When it detects overabundance excess slip, it smartly sends energy to the wheel with the surest balance, enhancing footing and conveying impartial, responsive taking care of. The M Sport Edition takes the dynamic M Sport Package and includes the accommodation and solace of the Executive Package. Hotshot your execution side with the M Aerodynamic Kit, striking wheels.                                                                                                                                                                                                                            
Tailor your 6 Series to reflect your personality with the BMW Individual collection. Choose from elegant leathers, richly grained woods, and more.Driver Assistance Plus allows you to drive smarter and with more confidence. Enhance your drive and ensure your safety with Active Blind Spot Detection, Side and Top View Cameras, and more.                                                                                                                                                                                 Further enhance your 6 Series Coupe’s striking presence with the Black Accent Package. Design touches include high-gloss black bars on the kidney grille, bi-color Nappa leather upholstery and more. Turn your cabin into a studio-grade listening room with the Bang & Olufsen Surround Sound System. 16 individual speakers and Acoustic Lens Technology perfectly deliver rich sound to every seats.                                                                                                                                                            

Saturday, July 18, 2015

BMW X1, SUV 2015

The BMW X1 goes wherever the  road leads you in obvious style. With taking care of reminiscent of a games auto, an incline, yet strong look, and the utility of a Sports Activity Vehicle , it's ideal for each adventure whether you're crossing rough trails or vanquishing urban territory.

The BMW X1 handles each street with element execution that is enlivened by the fanciful 3 Series. Close immaculate 50/50 weight dispersion gives staggering dexterity, permitting it to smoothly embrace each bend in the street, all while conveying endless rushes egardless of the terrain.Perfect for open street investigation, the littlest X1 gloats uncommon payload space. At the point when required, the 40/20/40 back seats overlay totally down for a liberal 56 cubic feet of space that will hold all your apparatus. What's more, a discretionary compartment underneath the capacity floor gives you considerably more adaptability in space with its four dividers.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               The BMW X1’s dynamic, eye-catching design shows off at every turn. From the side, its bold and distinctive lines create a sense of power, while a muscular front-end and sweeping hood gives it a commanding presence. Every element, including options like the xLine’s Satin Aluminum roof rails, contributes to its captivating look. And since it’s designed for a technology-forward world, the BMW X1 is just as functional as it is stylish.  The driver-oriented cockpit encourages open road exploration. All vehicle instrumentation is intuitively placed, while a leather-wrapped multi-function steering wheel features audio system controls. And when you want to plug into your world, BMW Online and BMW Apps come to life on an 8.8” Control Display.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  
BMW X1 Navigation with Real Time Traffic Information  alerts you to traffic congestion before you even encounter it. Suggested alternate routes are displayed on 3D maps and voice command lets you easily change destinations—allowing you to reach your adventures even faster.Get up to 34 mpg with fuel-saving technologies. ECO PRO Mode helps you drive more efficiently, Auto Start-Stop turns off the engine when idling, and an 8-Speed Automatic Transmission reduces fuel consumption when using the 8th gear.xDrive, BMW’s intelligent all-wheel drive system gives you peace of mind on slick or uneven roads. When wheel slip is detected, it intelligently redistributes power to the wheel with the most traction in milliseconds. And when combined with the optional 18” all-season run-flat tires, you truly get maximum traction and superior handling on allsurfaces.                                                                                                                                                                                                     28i: BMW's forceful inline 4-barrel TwinPower Turbo. Uprooting only 2.0 liters, this 240-hp wonder creates 260 lb-ft of torque at only 1450 rpm, for powerful push that kicks in right from the begin and proceeds with as far as possible up to 4800 rpm. Lightweight and smooth-running, it fuses BMW's grant winning High Precision Direct Injection, Valvetronic and Double-VANOS technologies.BMW Performance Control: Creates a more dynamic driving knowledge by controlling every wheel independently. It changes the motor yield and, if important, applies braking constrain: the external wheels get more noteworthy commute control, the inward wheels get less power, and each of the four can draw in with most extreme footing. The BMW X1 for all intents and purposes banks into the bend, for much more noteworthy dynamism and safety.                                                                                                                                                                                                         Showcase the performance side of your X1 with the Sport Line. BMW’s racing heritage comes to life with sporty red details, exclusive wheels and more.Overcome inclement elements with the Cold Weather Package. Stay warm throughout treacherous winter months with heated front seats, a heated steering wheel and more.Enhance your drive with this innovative set of technologies designed to help you avoid hazardous situations. Features include Rear View Camera, Park Distance Control. Enjoy the best of BMW enhancements with the Ultimate Package. It combines the Driver Assistance, Technology and Premium packages, giving you significant savings.Highlight the rugged, yet luxurious character of your X1 with the xLine. Enhancements include stunning high-gloss or wood  trims, exclusive wheels, Nevada leather upholstery, and more.                                    

Thursday, July 16, 2015


The most up to date cycle of the M3 marks an arrival to its original concept . With a perceptible lessening of weight, broad utilization of Carbon Fiber, sensational grasp, and new selective M hues, this M is so deft you'll discover yourself pushing each limit.full-img-content whiteThe early M3 guarantee was complete idea equalization. This interpretation does a reversal to an inline 6—overhauled with two TwinPower turbochargers to shave weight while conveying 406 lb-ft of torque, an entire 111 lb-ft over the past rendition. A Carbon Fiber rooftop, motor prop, and driveshaft, alongside an aluminum hood and front wheel curves are only a couple of the upgrades that make this M3 up to 180 pounds lighter than its ancestor, taking into consideration a noteworthy 9 percent increase in its power-to-weight ratio.                                                                                                                          The Bmw sedan  M3 has a powerful grip wherever it needs one. Optional M Carbon Ceramic brakes use 6 pistons instead of the traditional 4 to boost stopping power, and paired with a rear-axle subframe that’s bolted directly to the body without the use of rubber bushings, this M is so agile you’ll want to hold on tighter.  This M3’s exterior emanates performance inspiration. A quad-bank exhaust system with chrome-plated tips pairs with rear wheel arches that flare to accommodate a wider track and chassis, translating to a powerful aesthetic that hints at heightened stability and improved cornering. Inside the M3’s cabin, you’ll find a slightly tilted center console that leaves no room for mistake—this car was made for the driver. Intuitive control placement, a leather-wrapped dash, and an M-specific instrument cluster with green, yellow, and red engine warning lights bring high-end sport function to its luxurious design .                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      An optional 7-speed dual-clutch transmission with paddle shifters provides instantaneous track-inspired shifts, but for the purists who want an analog connection to the road, a 6-speed manual transmission comes standard.The Active M Differential uses Dynamic Stability Control data, pedal position, wheel rotation, and yaw rate to act on each wheel before any of them break free. An electric motor varies power distribution between wheels, shifting it in tight turns, and even decreasing understeer during full-load cornering.The M3’s high-pressure, lag-free turbocharging system utilizes two TwinPower turbos to provide a broad plateu, while BMW’s double-VANOS technology varies camshaft timing, allowing higher pressure to build inside the cylinder for optimal power output throughout the rev range.                                                                                                                                                            M Carbon Ceramic Brakes last significantly longer and provide better high-temperature capacity than conventional pads and rotors, all while shaving 42 lbs of unsprung rotational mass from the vehicle.This advanced, adaptive suspension system utilizes electronically controlled dampers that adapt to the style of the driver and driving conditions.                                 
 The Full-Color M-Specific Head-Up Display projects all of the information you want to see right in to your line of sight. Your speed, selected gear, and a color-specific digital rev-counter with shift lights are all projected right where you’re looking—at every corner and straightaway. With Adaptive LED headlights you see what’s ahead and not just what’s in front of you. Cornering Lights adapt to your speed and steering, providing seamless illumination that’s completely responsive to your driving style. Ensure your safety with this package of innovative technologies. Features like Active Driving Assistant, Active Blind Spot Detection and more help ensure your safety on the road.


Tuesday, July 14, 2015


For a long time Like 40 years now, the 5 Series Sedan has given the ideal parity of rich elegant luxury, classic style, and of course, sporty performance . What's more, now with the expansion of the one of a kind Gran Turismo, both body styles offer wise arrangements, extraordinary solace and extraordinarily great looking searches ideal for the observing driver. In the tastefully designated lodge, no subtle element has been ignored. From offering premium Nappa Leather to guaranteeing integration with an iDrive system featuring  a touchpad controller, each component is a demonstration of the ideal parity of the 5 Series. All encompassing perspectives and the flexibility of capable execution make the BMW 5 Series Gran Turismo a dynamic articulation of extravagance. Furthermore, with a lot of space for travelers and freight, it's an expression to be shared.With a Panoramic Moonroof or sunroof, a wide windshield, and side windows that match its clearing roofline, the perspective from the 5 Series Gran Turismo isn't only a scene; it's an amazing point of view to be appreciated by drivers and passengers alike.The BMW 5 Series Gran Turismo’s incredible capacity makes it even more versatile. An elevated back seat position lets your passengers enjoy 40" of legroom, and a dual-mode hatch allows easy access to storage for large loads.A host of advanced driving technologies keeps you in control of the state-of-the-art 5 Series. Adaptive LED Headlights corner with you as you go around bends, while Full-Color Head-Up Display lets you focus on the road ahead, and optional ActiveHybrid technology enhances fuel efficiency without sacrificing thrills.                                                                                                                                                                                                     The BMW 5 Series Gran Turismo’s aggressive stance is more than a good look. The low center of gravity makes for more precise handling, and more agility in corners.A slightly elevated driver’s seat keeps you comfortable on even the longest treks. Crossover ride height positions the seat to make entrance easy, and adds legroom for both the driver and rear-seat passengers.BMW’s Full-Color Head-Up Display projects information such as navigation directions onto the windshield, directly in your line of sight. So now you can keep your eyes on what matters — every inch of thrilling road.                                                                                                                                                                                                      The 5 Series Gran Turismo’s versatile 8-speed STEPTRONIC automatic transmission makes for a smooth ride at any speed. The larger gear spread delivers a dual benefit, focusing performance at every level while boosting efficiency.  535i: BMW’s inline 6-cylinder 3.0 liter engine combines a twin-scroll TwinPower Turbo, High Precision direct fuel injection, and BMW's Double-VANOS and Valvetronic variable intake technologies. The result: turbo lag is virtually eliminated. Peak torque of 300 lb-ft kicks in at 1200 rpm, pushing you back in your seat all the way to 5000 rpm, and maximum output of 300 hp is reached at 5800 rpm.                                                                                                                                             xDrive, BMW’s Intelligent All-Wheel Drive System: Working in tandem with Dynamic Stability Control, BMW’s xDrive all-wheel-drive system, monitors the road’s conditions. Once it senses excess slip, it smartly sends power to the wheel with the surest footing, improving traction, and delivering neutral, responsive handling.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Modify your 5 Series with 20-way multi-form seats. Completely controllable situating fits in with your body for custom backing, and accessible dynamic seat ventilation guarantees comfort in both hot and frosty weather.The BMW Luxury Line makes your 5 Series significantly more complex. Browse a scope of rich leathers, exclusive stitching sewing, flawlessly grained wood trims, and more.Give your 5 Series an execution style with BMW M Sport. Improvement alternatives incorporate a streamlined features unit, M Sport controlling wheel, and the sky is the limit from there.

Monday, July 13, 2015


As an uncommon breed,  the limited-production ALPINA B6 Gran Coupe including the standard, all-climate traction of xDrive, BMW's shrewd all-wheel drive system pushes elite performance luxury to new heights . Unparalleled in its selectiveness, the individuals who drive it will relish its intense force, exquisite outside and high quality interior.Beauty goes past simple feel in the ALPINA B6 Gran Coupe. Its solid class is coordinated with streamlined components like the uniquely outlined front smock and incorporated splitter guaranteeing fast dependability, smooth taking care of, and proficiency. With ALPINA's extraordinarily delivered V8, you'll sprint to 60 mph in 3.6 seconds. Drawing on 600 hp and 590 lb-ft of torque, it brags two turbochargers with variable valve control and high-exactness infusion, permitting you to achieve a top rate of 200 mph.Boasting a restrictive refined stainless steel ALPINA exhaust system , it reverberates with a profound yet subtle note. What's more, when utilizing SPORT mode with Driving Dynamics Control, it emanates a robust thunder under element blasts of increasing speed.                                                                                                                                                                                                       Step into the fabulous appointed cabin and marvel at its details. Exquisite, hand-finished leathers are soft to the touchish, exclusive trims add to its elegant lookish, and illuminated ALPINA signature entry sills make your presence known on all roads.Wrapped in hand-stitched LAVALINA leather and featuring controls for the audio system, it truly takes luxury to all new levels of sophistication.The ALPINA B6 Gran Coupe’s stopping power is ensured with massive brake rotors: 14.7 inches in the front and 14.6 inches in the rear. And it’s all encased within striking 20-inch, 20-spoke ALPINA B6 classic wheels.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         The 8-speed Sport Automatic transmission with ALPINA Switch-Tronic ensures a smooth ride at any speed. And with the console-mounted ALPINA Switch-Tronic control as well as additional buttons on the ALPINA-tailored steering wheel, you have Sport and Manual modes right at your fingertips. xDrive, BMW’s intelligent all-wheel drive system: Working in tandem with Dynamic Stability Control, BMW’s xDrive all-wheel drive system monitors the road’s conditions. Once it senses excess slip, it smartly sends power to the wheel with the surest footing, improving traction and delivering neutral, responsive handling.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Make an elegant statement with your choice of eighteen exterior paint colors. Each stunning option including exclusive ALPINA B6 Greenish and ALPINA light Blueish will leave a lasting impression on every road.
Further customize your ALPINA B6 Gran Coupe with your choice of eight elegant trims. Unique ALPINA trims like Myrtle Wood or Piano Blackish will accentuate your interior with your own personal tastes.
Sink into the supremely comfortable multi-contour seats. They feature horizontal, vertical and angled adjustments, including an articulated upper backrest, comfort headrest, power-adjustable side bolsters and four-way power lumbar support.                                                                                                                                                                                                  Let the immaculate Bang & Olufsen top of the line Surround Sound systems wash over you. With 16 speakers, improved soundproofing and 1200 watts of fresh, high frequencies, warm mids, and profound bass, the lodge is presently a studio-evaluation listening room.Find local restaurants, hotel recommendations, flight data and more with BMW Concierge. At simply the touch of a catch, they'll help you discover what you're searching for and after that send the data straight to your car. 

Saturday, July 11, 2015


 All new M4 Coupe and Convertible's motor support, trunk cover and the Coupe's rooftop are all made of Carbon Fiber Reinforced Plastic to shed pounds. However, the genuine perfect work of art for both is the CFRP driveshaft an one-piece unit that offers extraordinary quality while decreasing turning mass, bringing about a more tightly drive with less neutralizing momentum.With painstakingly designed Carbon Fiber Reinforced Plastic parts, unimaginably exact taking care of, and new restrictive M hues like Austin Yellow and Yaz Marina Blue , the first-ever BMW M4 accessible as a Coupe or a Convertible is a development of the M idea, even in its first year. The M4 pushes each part to the following level. This cornering Queen's genuine crown is its back hub subframe with strong mounts, catapulted specifically to the body without the utilization of bushings to make for the most impenetrable conceivable taking care of, and its control arms made of aluminum shed weight, even where you can't see it. The Active M Differential uses Dynamic Stability Control information, pedal position, wheel turn, and yaw rate to follow up on every wheel before any of them breaks free. An electric engine fluctuates power circulation between wheels, moving it in tight turns, and notwithstanding diminishing understeer amid full-load cornering. The M4's Power isn't all in the engine. Its outside elements a coordinated back spoiler made of lightweight Carbon Fiber, and a CFRP diffuser, both of which keep the weight off while making back rear down-power.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Even the 10-way power front M sport seats are performance-oriented. They’re lightweight and boast 4-way lumbar support, power-adjustable side bolsters and integrated headrests all with a backlit M Logo prominently featured on the backrest. The Full-Color M-Specific Head-Up Display projects all of the information you want to see right in to your line of sight. Your speed, selected gear, and a color-specific digital engine rev-counter with shift lights are all projected right where you’re looking at every corner and straightaway.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      An optional 7-speed dual-clutch transmission with paddle shifters provides instantaneous track-inspired shifts, but for the purists who want an analog connection to the road, a 6-speed manual transmission comes standard.The M4's high-pressure, quick-response turbocharging system utilizes two TwinPower turbos to provide a broad plate, while BMW's double-VANOS technology varies camshaft timing, allowing higher pressure to build inside the cylinder for optimal power output throughout the rev range.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 M Carbon Ceramic Disc Brakes enhance performance by providing better high-temperature capacity than conventional pads and rotors. And it does this while shaving 42 lbs of unsprung rotational mass from the vehicle.                                                                               Enhance your M4 convertible with convenience, entertainment and technology options such as neck warmers for front passengers, heated steering wheel, a Full-Color Head-Up Display, and satellite radio to name a few. With Adaptive LED Headlights you see what’s ahead and not just what’s in front of you. Cornering Lights adapt to your speed and steering, providing seamless illumination that’s completely responsive to your driving style.                                                                                                                                                                                This cutting-edge, versatile suspension system uses electronically controlled dampers that adjust to the style of the driver and driving conditions. Guarantee your security with this bundle of creative technologies. Components like Active Driving Assistant, Active Blind Spot Detection and more help guarantee your safety on the road. 

Thursday, July 9, 2015


The Z4 Roadster was intended to make each and every commute a liberality. Its stunning hardtop and prolonged hood join with stunning energy to make a practically addictive open-top experience that is certain to abandon you with your odometer as your just alibi.Meet the main roadster that performs like a BMW. Capable motor choices, a low position, and a seating position only in front of the back hub let you take each corner and straightaway so quick, you'll leave everything in the back perspective. Go out for a stroll around the Z4, and you'll see mindful excellence in every last bit of it. Established extents go the distance in a stretched hood that strikingly characterizes its vicinity, and steel move bars represent the true roadster character that is in every detail.The Z4 is among the couple of roadsters that look as great with the top up as they do with it down. Its hardtop can open or close in 19 seconds, even at paces up to 25 mph, and creases impeccably with its long hood to make a brought together, streaming outside that flowing exterior that screams muscle, yet figures out how to stay lean.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     The cabin of the Z4 is comfortable enough to give the most exhilarating drive a harmonious feel. The optional Ivory White Burnt Sienna Package brings its stunning design concept full circle, communicating luxury that's unmistakably unique.There's no greater joy to a roadster purist than the Z4's dash. The circular instrument cluster shows its classic BMW lineage, while intuitive placement of every single control makes for a tight cockpit experience that pays off the thrill of the drive. The Z4 brings you vivid levels of power and control.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  The Z4 sDrive35is's boost function provides 37 extra lb-ft of torque for a full 7 seconds when you push the pedal to the floor, so you can take corners the way the roadster was meant to.Driver-oriented performance means options. Choose from a 7-speed dual clutch, or the Z4 sDrive28i’s 6-speed manual or 8-speed Sport automatic transmission, all of which provide fluid gear changes and smooth acceleration without any interruption of power. BMW's mighty inline 4-cylinder TwinPower Turbo. Displacing just 2.0 liters, this 240-hp marvel generates 260 lb-ft of torque at just 1250 rpm, for potent thrust that kicks in right from the start and continues all the way up to 4800 rpm. It includes BMW's award-winning High Precision Direct Injection, Valvetronic and Double VANOS technologies, and is 20 percent more fuel efficient than its 6-cylinder predecessor.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   sDrive Rear-Wheel Drive System: Rear-wheel drive enables near-perfect 50/50 weight distribution, delivering exhilarating power more precisely. Weight shifts to the rear wheels during acceleration, improving traction, while front wheels that are independent of the drive force deliver smoother handling. Detail your Z4 with the Hyper Orange Package. Valencia Orange metallic paint—exclusive to this package combines with black Alcantara/leather Sport seats with contrasting orange details to emphasize the car’s sporty character.Give your Z4 a performance flair with BMW M Sport. Enhancement options include an aerodynamics kit, M Sport steering wheel, anthracite headliner, and more.

Immerse yourself in high-fidelity audio with the Premium Sound Package. A multichannel digital amplifier adjusts rich surround sound to the internal dimensions of the vehicle. Design pure fusion with exclusive, high-quality color combinations. Exterior colors are complemented by Ivory White and Black Nappa Leather and stylishly crafted with Fineline Brown wood trim.The Technology Package is designed to make your driving experience easier and more enjoyable. Features include Voice Command, Real Time Traffic Information, BMW Apps, and more.

Tuesday, July 7, 2015


The All new 2015 BMW X6 is the German brand's likeness a yes/no inquiry. There's no center ground with this bulky 'sports action roadster' - possibly you like it, or you don't, as the full-size creature's polarizing styling and restricted utility (about as much load room as a minimized hybrid) have made it the very meaning of a niche luxury product. In spite of the fact that BMW decides to concentrate on the way that a little more than a quarter million X6's have been sold all inclusive since the vehicle was initially presented in 2008, that number disregards the truth that just 37,000 of those vehicles discovered new homes in United States. It likewise overlooks that the a great deal more pragmatic BMW X5 SUV has moved eight times the same number of American units amid that same period. 

That being said, the edges on the pricier BMW X6 are engaging BMW, given that it sits on the X5's bones and obtains its drivetrain choices to boot. The higher-ups esteemed that the X6 had sufficiently accumulated force to bring forth a second era, and that was the reason I was summoned to the provincial streets encompassing BMW's Spartanburg, South Carolina plant where the SUV is constructed to test the overhauled rendition of the automaker's premium animal. The 2015 BMW X6 presents itself as the athletic, game centered individual from BMW's utility-arranged X-family, yet in the event that one were to be honest about its capability to make varsity, it would most likely be going for the position of guarded linebacker. The X6 is huge, and more than that, its overwhelming: at more than 5,000 lbs, this current SUV's control weight is around 1,000 lbs more noteworthy than that of the normal family car. The sheer haul of the BMW X6 is instantly obvious in its styling also, for despite the fact that its been given a car like slanting roofline, its swelling rump, wide front sash and grille, and tall stance highlight rather than conceal its enormous proportions.

Fortunately, BMW has thrown a substantial amount of technology at the problem of how to keep the new X6 glued to the pavement when hustled at super-legal speeds. The company's favorite word when describing its recent spate of products - 'dynamic' - is splashed liberally over the 2015 X6's equipment list. There's the Dynamic Drive active roll stabilization system that keeps the SUV from wallowing in the corners, the Dynamic Adaptive Suspension Package that automatically adjusts shock absorber stiffness to allow the toggling between comfort and high performance chassis settings, and the related Dynamic Performance Control system. Even the softer Comfort Adaptive Suspension Package features Dynamic Damper Control (with both systems available together under the banner of the Professional Adaptive Suspension Package), and hardcore handling fans can also opt for the Adaptive M Suspension setup. As might be expected, such a high level of technological intervention does the 2015 BMW X6 no favors when it comes to providing the driver with road feedback when driven in a spirited manner. Don't worry - physics is always riding shotgun in the SUV to keep you informed of just how much weight you are pushing around the bend - but while the X6 stays relatively flat and leverages the grip of its torque-vectoring all-wheel drive system to keep surprises to a minimum, driving the BMW quickly is not a particularly rewarding experience.

One area where the 2015 X6 manages to defy the limitations imposed by its generous mass is straight line speed. The return on mashing the pedal to the floor in the X6 xDrive50i, which is motivated by a turbocharged 4.4-liter V-8 engine, is substantial, with the SUV leaping forward with vigor and easily surging past a responsible rate of speed in just a few seconds. 445 horsepower and 480 lb-ft of torque - figures that may well be underrated - are well-matched with the X6's portly platform, although one will eventually be able to order a more modestly-gifted, 300 horsepower sDrive35i edition of the vehicle in the first quarter of 2015. BMW claims a 22 percent increase in fuel efficiency for the current model year as well, but we're still waiting for official EPA figures. Given its position at the apex of the BMW suv pyramid, it's no surprise that the 2015 BMW X6 can be ordered with a heaping helping of luxury gear. Stand-out features for the X6 include surround sound audio, a navigation system, BMW Apps accessible through the iDrive interface, a head-up display, adaptive cruise control with stop and go capability, a night vision system, and parking assistance.

The interior of the X6 also feels sufficiently sumptuous, especially when ordered with available two-tone leather that does a great job of adding detail and flair to the vehicle's dashboard and door panels. Front seat room is generous, although the driver's position seems unusually high for a vehicle sold on its sporty character. In the back, anyone taller than six feet will lament the lack of headroom enforced by the style-conscious downward angle of the X6's ceiling, and although the SUV offers marginally more storage space than it did the year before (53.8 cubic feet with the back row folded forward versus the X5's 66 cubes), there's still no comparing the BMW to any other full-size hauler in terms of practicality. Honestly, the lack of day-to-day practicality isn't going to matter to the 2015 BMW X6's core demographic. This 'coupe' isn't truly intended to step in and save the day with legitimate utility: it's a lifestyle accessory designed to be parked alongside a small fleet of other luxury automobiles in one's four-car garage.
On the off chance that you get it - and by 'get it,' I mean discover the X6's styling appealing as opposed to off-putting - and don't generally need to stress over pulling around more than the incidental rearward sitting arrangement traveler, then maybe you'd appreciate this present SUV's gobs of force, outgoing demeanor, and agreeable lodge. In case you're searching for a weekend warrior to help pull outdoors apparatus to the forested areas on the weekend and handle more than only a sloppy mud, gravely pebble street, then you'd be better served by the more extensive, and just as fabish styling X5.