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BMW launched the New 6-series,here in India

April 12, 2021 / 0 Comments / 2 / Car News

After the recent launch of the BMW ‘M’ version of the 3 series. BMW has more cars lined up for the Indian auto industry. One of which is their flagship the new BMW 6 series has been launched in India today. Locally produced at BMW Group Plant Chennai, the car is available in one petrol (newly introduced BMW 630i M Sport) and
two diesel variants (BMW 630d M Sport and BMW 620d Luxury Line). Bookings can be
made at all BMW dealerships from today onwards.

This BMW could be yours at : (ex-showroom)

BMW 630i M Sport : INR 67,90,000
BMW 620d Luxury Line : INR 68,90,000
BMW 630d M Sport : INR 77,90,000

Slightly out of your budget?

Thanks to BMW India Financial Services, customized and flexible financial solutions can be designed as per individual requirements. BMW 360˚ offers exclusive financial packages with great value and absolute peace of mind. Customers will enjoy a hassle-free ownership experience with low monthly payments, assured buy-back of up to 4 years, and flexible end-of-term options. Service Inclusive and Service Inclusive Plus further reduce the cost of ownership. Customers can choose from a variety of service plans according to duration and mileage. The packages cover Condition Based Service (CBS) and maintenance work with plans ranging from 3 yrs / 40,000 kms to 10 yrs / 2,00,000 kms. The service packages are lowest in the segment starting at approximately INR 52,000 for a 3-year period.

Perks of booking the car online?

Online bookings are done till 30 April 2021 will enjoy an attractive offer on limited units. These cars will come with complimentary Original BMW Accessories and Lifestyle Collection products worth INR 1.5 Lakh. Presented from the Aftersales Lifestyle catalog, the package includes products such as Mont-Blanc for BMW, BMW Display key, Headphones for Rear Seat Entertainment, etc.

What’s new about the BMW 6 series?

Exterior:

New contours for the BMW kidney grille and headlights immediately bordering it on either side make a striking impression.  Newly added BMW Laserlight, unique in this vehicle segment, distributes light perfectly up to 650 meters. The slope-like roofline overflows with coupe elegance. More modern and cleaned up – that is the first impression of the rear with broad, muscular lines, attractive LED rear-light design, and two freeform tailpipes.

Interior:

The Interior of the new BMW 6 Series justifies that this is the perfect travel companion –generously spacious with luxurious comfort and bespoke material selection. Newly designed controls on the center console in high-gloss black look elegant. Interior trim selections enhance the luxurious appeal – BMW 630i and BMW 620d offer Natural Leather Dakota trim with fine-wood trims and BMW 630d offers a refined premium option with exclusive ‘Nappa’ leather upholstery with diamond stitching. Comfort Seats offer fully electric seat adjustment with memory function on the driver as well as the passenger side. A rear seat bench with an electrically adjustable backrest angle and comfort headrest cushions adds extra comfort for long journeys. The two-part panoramic glass sunroof adds bright natural sunlight and enhances the sense of spaciousness in the cabin. Ambient Lighting with six dimmable designs creates an atmosphere for every mood. The car has four-zone automatic climate control with extended features. Adding to the luxurious feel are features such as electroplated controls, electrically adjustable roller sunblinds, and soft-close function for doors. The luggage compartment has a capacity of up to 600 liters, extending to 1,800 liters thanks to the 40/20/40 split.

Infotainment & Driver Assists:

The latest version of the Rear-seat entertainment Professional comprises two 10.25” touchscreen monitors with full-HD technology, a Blu-ray player, screen mirroring function, and two USB ports. Harman Kardon Surround. A high-end 16 speaker system with woofers generates an impressive audio experience in all seats that is unique worldwide in the automotive sector.

Modern cockpit concept BMW Live Cockpit Professional with BMW Operating System 7.0 includes 3D Navigation, a 12.3-inch fully-digital digital instrument display behind the steering wheel, and now a bigger 12.3-inch Control Display. The occupants can operate a number of functions simply by speaking to their BMW Virtual Assistant. Hands do the talking with BMW Gesture Control (in BMW 630d) recognizes six pre-defined hand movements for
control of a number of functions. The smartphone holder integrated into the center console allows inductive, Wireless Charging for mobile phones. Wireless Apple CarPlay® / Android Auto ensures seamless smartphone connection with the car to access several functions.

Parking Assistant with Rear View Camera makes parking in tight spots easier.  It keeps a record of the last 50 meters driven and assists by taking over the steering. With the Remote Control Parking function, a driver can maneuver the vehicle into a narrow parking space from outside using the BMW Display Key.

Safety:

  • BMW EfficientDynamics includes features such as 8-speed Steptronic Sport Automatic Transmission, Auto Start-Stop, Brake-Energy Regeneration, Electronic Power Steering, 50:50 Weight Distribution and ECO PRO mode in Driving Experience Control.
  • BMW Safety technologies include six airbags, Attentiveness Assistance, Anti-lock Braking System (ABS)
    with Brake Assist, Dynamic Stability Control (DSC) including Dynamic Traction Control (DTC)
    and Electronic Differential Lock Control (EDLC), Cornering Brake Control (CBC), electric
    the parking brake with auto hold, side-impact protection, electronic vehicle immobilizer, and crash
    sensors, ISOFIX child seat mounting, and emergency spare wheel.

What is to offer in terms of performance?

Thanks to unrivaled BMW TwinPower Turbo technology, the petrol, and diesel engines meld maximum power with exemplary efficiency and offer spontaneous responsiveness even at low engine speeds, offering best-in-class acceleration figures. The 2-liter 4- cylinder petrol engine of the BMW 630i generates maximum output of 258 hp and peak torque of 400 Nm with 0-100 kmph acceleration in just 6.5 seconds. The 2-liter 4-cylinder diesel engine of the BMW 620d develops maximum output of 190 hp and a peak torque of 400 Nm with 0-100 kmph acceleration in 7.9 seconds. The 3-liter 6-cylinder in-line diesel engine of BMW 630d produces maximum output of 265hp and peak torque of 620 Nm with 0-100 kmph acceleration in 6.1 seconds, making it the quickest car in its segment.

The eight-speed Steptronic sport automatic transmission performs smooth, almost imperceptible gearshifts. For even greater driving pleasure, it comes with steering wheel paddle shifters and cruise control with braking function. The standard Adaptive 2-axle Air Suspension with its self-leveling feature maintains constant height irrespective of the load, providing great comfort. It offers maximum ride comfort and extreme sporting capability. Individual electronically controlled dampers offer exceptional precision and improve the drive and handling dynamics. The damper response settings vary according to the mode selected with the Driving Experience Control switch, which allows the driver to choose between different modes to suit the driving conditions – Comfort, Comfort+, Sport, Sport+ and Adaptive.

 

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GTU Motorsport made India rank 45th in Formula Student Racing.

April 7, 2021 / 0 Comments / 43 / Car News

Team GTU Motorsports is the Formula Student Combustion Team of GUJARAT TECHNOLOGICAL UNIVERSITY (GTU)  based in Ahmedabad, Gujarat. The Team was formed in April 2014, when seven GTU affiliated institutes signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to form a team under GTU. The team comprises a well-balanced combination of seniors with talent and expertise as well as juniors who bring creativity and zeal to the advancement of the Team.

Team GTU Motorsports shares that following the completion of Formula Bharat 2021, the team has risen 27 ranks in the global Formula Student Ranking Index and now stands on the 45th spot! At the moment, they are the ONLY Indian Formula Student Combustion team in the top 50.

Over the course, they have acquired a lot of recognition and expertise, which has effectively pushed them to this level. In the process of developing an open-wheel, single-seater Formula A style race car that enables students in inculcating skills like manufacturing, design, management, marketing as well as teamwork along the way. Every year, they represent GTU at two major events: Formula Bharat and Supra SAE INDIA. Our ambition is to bring GTU Motorsports closest to a “Real-world engineering experience”, not strictly limited to automotive design and racing. The team was formed for the students to enhance their learning experience and to go from book-smart to street-smart. Their motto is “Building People, not just Race Cars” and hence they focus on the overall development of an individual joining the team. Team GTU Motorsports is a result of the above-mentioned ideology and initiative.

Their ambition is to bring GTU Motorsports closest to a “Real-world engineering experience” not strictly limited to automotive design and racing. The team was formed for the students to enhance their learning experience and to go from book-smart to street-smart. Their motto is “Building People, not just Race Cars” and hence we focus on the overall development of an individual joining the team. Team GTU Motorsports is a result of the above-mentioned
ideology and initiative.

The team consists of 40 students from various colleges affiliated to Gujarat Technological University GTU, which are situated in various zones across the state which includes students from Mechanical, Automobile, Electrical, Electronics & Communication, IT & CE branches of engineering as well as management.

Few Achievements:

  • Even in times of pandemic, the team secured 3rd rank in Design Presentation and also won the Best Business Plan Pitch Deck in the first-ever Virtual Formula Bharat 2021.
  •  GTM20 is the Fifth Consecutive Race Car of Team GTU  Motorsports since its inception. GTM20 competed in Formula Bharat 2020 held at Kari Motor Speedway, Coimbatore from 22nd January to 26th January 2020 and secured 3rd rank overall. 1st rank in Endurance &Acceleration.
  • GTM19 (previous vehicle) performed exceptionally well in static as well as dynamic events. The team secured 1st rank in Acceleration, Endurance, Overall Efficiency. Hence, the team was declared as Champion in the 2019 edition of Formula Bharat, which was also held at Kari Motor Speedway, Coimbatore.
  •  GTM18 secured 2nd place overall at SUPRA SAE, held at Buddha International Circuit, Greater Noida.
  •  GTM17 won the SUPRA SAE which was held at Buddha International Circuit, Greater Noida.

 

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