BMW's first series: official information

BMW's first series: official information It became known that the BMW or not to sell on the American market first series, or will postpone this project in `the back burner`. But in Europe, this model will appear in the autumn, and now the company has decided to tease future customers photos.The first series could be called a `compact Executive car`. The company hopes that in this segment, where the standard is front-wheel drive, rear-wheel drive model will not have many competitors.The car will get a few engines a choice of petrol and diesel. The `weak` will be 115-horsepower 1.6-liter, followed by a 150-horsepower 2-liter, which accelerates the car to 100 km/h in about 8.7 seconds.The most powerful diesel 163-strong, which for overclocking requires only 7.9 seconds and top speed of the car with this engine is equal to 220 km/H.More powerful versions will have a 6-speed manual transmission, while the version with the smaller engines will receive a 5 speed box. 2-litre petrol and diesel versions will have a 6-speed automatic transmission.The most expensive version will get the iDrive system, which is offered on the 7-th and 5-th series. Of course, there will be all auxiliary systems such as Dynamic Stability Control (DSC), Dynamic Traction Control (DTC), Dynamic Brake Control (DBC) and Electronic Differential Lock (EDL).The company has tried to make the first series as easily as possible, for which the front axle was made of aluminum. Читать полностью -->

BMW will change `seven`

BMW will change `seven` The seventh model BMW want to prematurely expose the face-lifting at the direct request of the chief of the German concern Helmut Punk. This was reported by the German newspaper business circles of the Financial Times Deutschland.Since the release of the current "seven" in 2001 in Germany tense debate about its exterior. I didn't like the expanded form of the trunk, which resembles a duck rump".Representatives of the Bavarian concern refuse to comment on the rumors of early face-lifting flagship model. They point to the increasing sales statistics, according to which BMW 7-series is the top line sales in the premium class.Since the beginning of the year, for example, 20% of sales in this segment in the German market accounted for "seven", while Audi was controlled by 18,3%, and Mercedes with its S-class only 7.5%.All anything, but the latest news from the secondary market plunged the Bavarians in the gloom. It turned out that the current "seven" BMW loses much faster than her classmates. Used copies of "sevens" is listed lower than shear S-class.It does not fit the traditional standards of the Munich group that cares about their image and would not want to reduce the resonance that cause his model around the world, says German press.25.11.2003. Читать полностью -->

Police appealed to the people

Police appealed to the people Traffic police encourages capital drivers to be vigilant due to heavy snow.Representatives of the Moscow traffic police Control note that special attention in severe winter conditions, drivers should pay "during descents and ascents on flyovers and elevated roads". These recommendations primarily relate to negligent drivers, still don't put winter tires.In addition, the traffic police urged motorists have to comply with the Parking rules. "If the snow continues to pour, then it will have the evening to clean, and in conditions when the machine is parked in violation of the rules, it's very difficult," - said the employee of traffic police in an interview with reporters.18.11.2003. . . . Читать полностью -->

Mercedes-Benz wants to officially sold in Russia used cars

Mercedes-Benz wants to officially sold in Russia used cars The Russian representative office of the concern DaimlerChysler intends in the near time to start selling in Russia used cars Mercedes-Benz through its own dealer company "Mercedes-Benz Center. The cost of these machines will be approximately 30-40 percent lower than new. This was reported by "RBK".The Russian representative office of the concern DaimlerChrysler, DaimlerChrysler automobile Rus", intends in the near time to start official sales of used cars Merecdes-Benz in Russia. To do this will be your own dealer of the company "Mercedes-Benz Center, and they will be offered the official warranty. According to experts, these cars will be in high demand and will attract to the German mark new customers.Meanwhile, it can be noted that the number of official dealers of Mercedes-Benz in Russia already engaged in the sale of used cars, but basically it's a machine, obtained as a result of the application of Trade-In scheme. The cost of used cars in Mercedes-Benz Center will be approximately 30-40 percent lower compared to the prices of new cars, but given the status of a new dealership, we can assume that pre-sales will be held at the highest level.According to experts, the initiative "DaimlerChrysler Cars Rus quite reasonable: those who are willing to buy a used car from an authorized dealer will have plenty. Читать полностью -->

At Williams disappointed race

At Williams disappointed race Failure turned out to be the final Grand Prix for Williams. The English barn, claiming the Cup of designers, went from a Suzuki without a single point.Who started the race from second position Juan-Pablo Montoya, providerweb a few laps, come down due to technical problems, and starting from the last row Ralf Schumacher finished only twelfth."I'm terribly upset," says Schumacher. With my speed I was sure to finish in points, but received nothing. Several times I flew off the track, and in the end it collided with his brother... Very disappointing for the team - she had the whole season, but in the end, they got neither the title nor the Cup of Designers.Juan-Pablo Montoya in their assessments more harsh."It's a shame," he says. - Our car this year has been fast and reliable, and what we got? Nothing! But, nevertheless, I am satisfied with how you spent the past season as a pilot, I significantly increased"."As for the race," continues Colombian, then I started it very well. Читать полностью -->

Andersson leaves Toyota F1

Andersson leaves Toyota F1 Toyota said that Ove Andersson leaves his post as head of its racing team in Formula 1. Next year Andersson will perform the duties of the Advisor of the Japanese company.Andersson worked in the Motorsport division of Toyota in Europe for over 30 years. For many years he has managed the implementation of a rally Japanese concern, and since 2002 he headed the team Toyota in Formula 1."Over the past 30 years together with Toyota put a lot of different tasks and were able to achieve their implementation," said Andersson. Together we created the first in the history of the Toyota Formula-1. When in 2002 he first appeared on the starting grid of the Grand Prix of Australia, I have experienced some unforgettable feelings. I am sure that Toyota will be able to succeed in f-1 and that its first win is not far off".From 1 January 2004 as head of formula racing team Toyota F1 takes its current Chairman Tutomu Tomita. Читать полностью -->

Acura will release a hybrid sportsedan

Acura will release a hybrid sportsedan Representatives of the North American division of Honda, the company's Acura has announced that specifically for the American market, the company is preparing a hybrid sports sedan RL. The front wheels are driven by a three-liter V6 engine with a capacity of 200 HP and rear - energy motor. The battery powering the electric motor, collects energy generated by braking.. . . . Читать полностью -->

Land Rover Discovery: the best among equals

Land Rover Discovery: the best among equals Land Rover has unveiled details of the new Discovery 3. This is the first model that fully developed with a new team after buying a Land Rover from BMW in July 2000.Discovery 3 is the new generation of Land Rover vehicles, the car, which gives an idea in which direction will continue to work for our company", says managing Director Matthew Taylor. "As expected buyers, this will be the perfect car to drive on any road. However, it will still wonderful and comfortable means of transportation on highways and in the city".New Discovery became more spacious, keeping the same dimensions, and will be available in versions for either five or seven people. A 7-seater version of the third row of seats is folded in half and allows you to put in the car a lot of baggage. The main focus was not on the appearance and style of the car - it looks very modestly, in a minimalist style, and the beauty that careful attention to detail, spacious and comfortable.The most expensive version will receive a 4.4-liter V8 engine with 295 HP, created on the base 4.2-liter unit Jaguar. Читать полностью -->

The British Grand Prix a year ago - the seventh victory of Sumi in season`2002

The British Grand Prix a year ago - the seventh victory of Sumi in season`2002 Last year the British Grand Prix was held on the first weekend of July.Then quite amazing race ended familiar for years with the result. The victory is already the seventh season won four times (at the time) champion Michael Schumacher. His partner on Ferrari's Rubens Barrichello finished second, and rounded out the top three winner pole Juan Pablo Montoya in the Williams.Curiously, among the contenders to win the Barrichello dropped out already on the warm up lap when the engine stalled his Ferrari.. Mechanics were able to start the engine, but to start the race, according to the rules, he should have been from the last place.Montoya has maintained its leadership after the start. The first six after 1 round: Montoya, Michael Schumacher, Ralf Schumacher, Kimi Raikkonen, David Coulthard (both McLaren) and Jarno Trulli (Renault). The Barrichello made it to the 12 position. Читать полностью -->

Suzuka: 2nd free practice

Suzuka: 2nd free practice On Saturday morning at Suzuka was held the second free practice before the Grand Prix of Japan.For first place the whole session was fought between two brothers Schumacher. The winner of this family duel was the younger brother Ralf Schumacher from Williams.During the session there is a serious accident. She came in one of the contenders for the title of Kimi Raikkonen. Finnish racer McLaren tried as quickly as possible to go through a bunch of technical turns on the first sector of a ring of made a mistake. Kimi took the first turn at too high a speed, not able to fit in the second and at high speed crashed into a wall.The Raikkonen suffered only bruises, but his car has been very heavily broken - the left part of the front suspension completely inoperable. It was obvious that McLaren mechanics fail to restore him to the third practice.In addition Raikkonen, a little sightseeing on the side also made Olivier Panis (Toyota) and Rubens Barrichello (Ferrari), but here there were no equipment breakdowns.11.10.2003. Читать полностью -->

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