Thursday, 23 June 2011

Insurance plays a major role in Car Shipping

If you want your car to be shipped the first and the foremost thing you need to concentrate on is the insurance as it is the only thing which helps you out if something goes wrong or any damage to our car. The majority of companies who are engaged in the car moving business offers insurance to your vehicle, on the other hand, the coverage of insurance may vary. So it's an extremely good idea to do various research previous to you make a decision upon your car mover.

Every auto transport company that has a certificate for car moving activities must have cargo and legal responsibility of insurance too. You must as well have a clear idea of it, so that if at all your car gets damaged on the road you would like for coverage. It is not that something has to take place but it is better to be secured than apologetic, isn't it?

The foremost thing you must do is pay attention that your car shipping company has an insurance certificate; don't feel shy to inquire about this and ask them for evidence also. You are not gratified to trust any person until you see the evidence with your own eyes. If at all you still have any doubts don't hesitate to make contact with their insurance company so as to cross check with the information.

Tuesday, 21 June 2011

Italian tuner reshapes the Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG as the WhiteStorm

The WhiteStorm, an antagonistic version of the Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG given out by an Italian tuner Romeo Ferraris.

The interior of the vehicle is designed with red leather. The custom C63 WhiteStorm has

1. Five-spoke alloys in black

2. Carbon fiber roof and spoiler

Five-spoke black aluminum wheels balance the blacked-out bright work and carbon-fiber roof and spoiler, designed mainly to act as a contrast against the matte-white paint car.

The vehicle’s power includes an additional 79 horsepower up a total of 536 coming from the 6.2 liter V8 engine.

Monday, 13 June 2011

Automobile Mag: “Can BMW Build A Real Sports Car?”

Sports cars have never been BMW’s specialty. The 507, the 503, the Z1, and the Z8 were all unloved loss-makers. In a recent article, the US magazine outlines some of the pros and cons of the Z2 underpinning platform.

Initially, BMW planned to build Z2 on the brand's upcoming front-wheel-drive architecture. However, the mere rumor of a front-wheel-drive BMW sports car raised enough of an uproar within the enthusiast community that BMW officials are now considering two far better options.

The first would be to continue developing the car on this platform, alongside the Mini Roadster and Coupe, but to take a page from Audi and make it four-wheel drive. Some undoubted advantages of this strategy are:

  1. A very short path to production.
  2. The traction bonus inherent to four-wheel drive,
  3. The economies of scale offered by hitching up to a high-volume architecture.
The bad news is that Plan B scraps all and pushes the launch back to 2015 or even 2016 and the good news is that this route revolves around rear-wheel drive. The key is the next 1-series.

BMW - Z2 - Red Coupe
BMW - Z2 - Red Coupe 
Although the European-market hatchback 1-series will definitely move to front-wheel drive to compete better with the Volkswagen Golf and the like, BMW is now thinking that the coupe and the convertible should stay rear-wheel drive permanently and perhaps become the 2-series.

Indeed, the company just filed a trademark for the M2 name. The Z2, of course, fits the new nomenclature to perfection and would share the 2-series platform. The Z2 would feature three different 2.0-liter four-cylinder gasoline engines rated from 170 to 270 hp.

In order to avoid overlap with the Z2, the next Z4 might shift up market and grow a bit. A new mark Z6, is also in the cards. The range would likely start with today's 300-hp sDrive35i and go up from there to 340- and 380-hp variants.

Still not enough grunt? Then zoom in on the M Version, which will likely share its 450-hp straight six with the next M3.

Tuesday, 7 June 2011

Audi’s New Upcoming Small Sports Car

Audi is now working on a new and small supercar which is expected to play a significant role in the company’s future sports car program.  This new mid-engine supercar will be named as R4.

 Major elements of R4’s front-end structure will be shared with the third-generation Porsche Boxster and two-seated Volkswagen. According to one Audi source The R4’s rear structure will be "radically different”.

Audi R4
Audi R4

British magazine
AutoCar has unveiled some details about this upcoming sports car. The most powerful R4 will come as a 350bhp version developed by Quattro GmbH.

This top model will be powered by the same turbocharged 2.5 liter five-cylinder engine from the RS3 and TT-RS, promising fantastic performance figures like an acceleration from 0 to 100km/h in less than 5.0 seconds with a top speed of around 280km/h.

Inspired by the victory of the Audi racing team at Le Mans, a diesel engine is under consideration as well. R4 will be available with the twin-turbocharged 2.0 liter four-cylinder which will make its debut in the 2012 model of the A3. This engine should deliver at least 200bhp.

Fully electric R4 doesn’t have a high priority; hence Audi plans for two gearbox options
  • a standard six-speed manual
  • a seven-speed S-tronic dual-clutch unit
A new, electronically-operated differential with torque vectoring to increase traction and make cornering more neutral is also under consideration.

To make sure there is a space in the line-up without causing a conflict with existing models this new small sports car goes on sale until after the third-generation TT, suggesting that the R4 is destined for production in 2014/15.

R4 could line up along with the second-generation R8 supercar, with which it will share the styling themes (inspired by the E-tron Spyder concept).