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MG ONE : A Design that speaks for itself

July 29, 2021 / 0 Comments / 21 / Upcoming Cars

No No these are not Leaked pictures but released ahead of its global debut on July 30, 2021. As the first premium mid-size SUV model based on the new SIGMA architecture, the design adheres to the European sporty style and comes with two appearances – Fashionable and Sporty MG ONE.

The front face of Fashionable trim has a three-dimensional sharp design. The grill adopts a lightning parameterized design. The radial pattern concentrates the visual center of the entire front face on the MG badge. The tungsten steel electroplated material forms a distinct appearance like a sun. The contrast of light and dark highlights the three-dimensional effect of each flashing cell. The passionate “bubble orange” exterior paint endows MG ONE with unlimited imagination and power at the first glance, revealing a strong sense of action and strength.

MG ONE Sporty trim follows the aggressive style, with a shark-hunting front face and the parameterized gradient elements showing a strong three-dimensional pattern. Each section of the grille is independently designed, providing more possibilities for users’ personalization and modification.

The matte and delicate “wilderness green” exterior color makes MG ONE Sporty trim full of tactile sensation and combined with the exaggerated gunmetal grey family-style MG grille, it looks like a camouflaged hunter ready to go in the jungle.

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Fan of Shorter Wheelbase? Say no more Defender 90 is here!!

July 10, 2021 / 0 Comments / 61 / Car News

In 1989, a third model was brought out by Land Rover to be produced in parallel with the other two: the Land Rover Discovery. The 1991 model year Ninety and the One Ten were renamed the “Defender 90” and “Defender 110″ to avoid possible confusion. This is where Defender was born and here is the story of a New Generation Defender 90.

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  • Unstoppable capability: Short wheelbase and minimal overhangs result in excellent off-road geometry, making New Defender 90 the most capable Land Rover ever made
  • Six-seat practicality: Thanks to the innovative front central jump seat, New Defender 90 has room for six people
  • Powertrains: Available in 3 powertrains, 2.0 I petrol, 3.0 l petrol, and 3.0 I diesel
  • Price: Prices of Defender 90 start from ₹ 76.57  lakh, ex-showroom in India

8th July 2021, Mumbai: Jaguar Land Rover India today announced that following a successful launch of Defender 110, sales of Defender 90 have begun in India. The Defender is available in three powertrain options, 2.0 l petrol delivering power of 221 kW and torque of 400 Nm, 3.0 l petrol delivering power of 294 kW, and torque of 550 Nm and 3.0 l diesel delivering power of 221 kW and torque of 650 Nm. Prices of Defender 90 start from ₹ 76.57 lakh, ex-showroom in India.

 Rohit Suri, President, and Managing Director, Jaguar Land Rover India said, “Demand for Defender 110 continues to be strong and introduction of Defender 90 will further enhance the appeal of Defender and the Land Rover brand. We are extremely excited to introduce the epitome of iconic Land Rover design, the Defender 90. It is the toughest and most capable Land Rover ever made and provides new-age connectivity with unstoppable off-road performance.”

New Defender

 The Defender 90 offers six-seat practicality thanks to the innovative front central jump seat. It embraces 21st-century technologies and features Land Rover’s Pivi infotainment system with an intuitive interface and its own backup battery for always-on responses. Advanced software-over-the-air updates also ensure customers benefit from the latest software at all times, wherever they are in the world.

Configurable Terrain Response allows drivers to fine-tune the set-up of the vehicle to suit the precise off-road conditions like never before. The Terrain Response 2 system also includes a new Wade program to provide the ultimate reassurance when driving through water by optimizing all of the vehicle systems accordingly.

The New Defender is available in several models including Defender, X-Dynamic, and Defender X. Furthermore, Defender and X-Dynamic will come with S, SE, and HSE Specification Packs.

Customers will be able to personalize their vehicle in more ways than any previous Land Rover with four Accessory Packs, the Explorer, Adventure, Country, and Urban Packs, giving each Defender a distinct character with a specially selected range of enhancements.

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The BMW M5 Competition launched in India.

July 3, 2021 / 0 Comments / 91 / Car News

“The M badge is boldly set for those who enjoy high performance and a superior level of excellence. With the new BMW M5 Competition, we are strengthening our coveted performance portfolio in India. It is designed and engineered to offer unmatchable performance and signature attributes of BMW M. The new M5 Competition blends a business sedan’s everyday usability with unbeatable sports car dynamics more effectively than ever.” Mr. Vikram Pawah, President, BMW Group India said.

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  •  Best-in-Class performance: High-revving V8 engine with 625 hp, 0-100 in 3.3 seconds.
  • Sharper looks with new kidney-grille and BMW Laser Light.
  •  New M modes, retuned chassis for supreme drivability and handling.
  • Available for booking only on the BMW Online Shop.
  • The ex-showroom price of the new BMW M5 Competition is INR 1,61,90,000

Gurugram. BMW India has launched the new BMW M5 Competition in the country. The power-packed sedan will be available as a completely built-up unit (CBU) and can be booked exclusively in the shop.bmw.in.

The new BMW M5 Competition provides undiluted M feeling with immense performance features like retuned chassis, new shock absorbers, track mode, active M differential with centralized intelligent control, bespoke engine mounting, M multifunction seats, and set-up button that come together to offer even better driving dynamics and superior comfort levels.

Customers of the new M5 Competition will gain membership to the exclusive BMW Excellence Club. A member’s only collective, BMW Excellence Club caters to the discerning taste of BMW customers by curating unmatched luxury experiences from around the world. The program features four main categories: Bespoke Travel, The High Life, Grandstand and BMW Privileges.

 Exterior

The new BMW M5 Competition exterior makes an immediate impression with its front look that consists of newly designed BMW Laser lights and L-shaped light tubes connecting towards the kidney grille in narrow streaks. Black styling details all over the exterior underline its elite status. The BMW kidney grille surround, M-specific double bars, the mesh on the M gills, mirror caps, and the additional rear spoiler on the boot lid all have a High-gloss Black finish. Black M5 Competition badges adorn the kidney grille, the gills, and the boot lid, while the door sill plates have an illuminated version. The rear design features new 3D rear lights with densely illuminated LED bars which give a new interpretation to BMW’s typical “L-shape”. The rear apron includes black inserts. The tailpipes of the standard M Sport exhaust system are finished in Black Chrome.

Interior

 The Interior of the new BMW M5 Competition is sporty and Luxurious. Bespoke upholstery in leather Merino elevates the interior in three choices – Silverstone, Aragon Brown, and Black. The three choices are also available in full leather Merino upholstery with an additional choice in Black / Midrand Beige as an exclusive option. BMW Individual headliner anthracite and high-gloss Shadow Line provide a luxurious feel. M multifunction seats with integral head restraints, an illuminated ‘M5’ logo, and extended functions come as standard. Exclusive functions such as M Seat belts, M footrest, and pedals, M Leather Steering Wheel, seat heating (driver and front passenger), electrical seat adjustment with memory function, automatic tailgate add to the comfort. Adding to the sense of space is the large Carbon Fibre Reinforced Polymer (CFRP) sunroof. Ambient Lighting with six dimmable light designs creates an atmosphere for every mood while Automatic 4 zone A/C further enhances the in-cabin experience. Welcome Light Carpet, which is projected from the side sill, welcomes passengers in glamorous style. The car is equipped with Adaptive M-specific Suspension, M Sport exhaust system, M high-performance compound brakes, and 20-inch M light-alloy wheels in the standard profile.  Customers can add more equipment of their liking and further enhance the car’s sporty looks and overall experience through optional offerings such as Rear Seat Entertainment, M Carbon ceramic brakes, BMW Individual Shadow line in lights, Ambient Air package, M Carbon engine cover, and 20-inch 810 M double-spoke wheels in polished Orbit Grey.

Performance Figures

The high-performance V8 engine with M TwinPower Turbo technology under the bonnet of the new BMW M5 Competition goes about its business in racing-car-derived, high-revving style. It imposes muscularity and supreme power delivery. Specially designed bespoke engine mounts with a stiffer spring rate result in even more rapid engine response offering greater directness and precision. The engine generates maximum output of 625 hp and a peak torque of 750 Nm with 0-100 kmph acceleration in just 3.3 seconds.

The eight-speed M Steptronic transmission enables extraordinary short shift times and fast, precise responses to every nudge of the accelerator. The driver can use both the selector lever and the shift paddles on the steering wheel to intervene manually. 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. The new two-button operating concept in the center console originates from the BMW M8. Using the M Setup, the driver can further improve driving dynamics, be it comprehensive driving stabilization. M Mode selector on the center console. It adjusts the contents of the instrument cluster displays and the Head-Up Display and can be used to activate the ROAD and SPORT settings. The BMW M5 Competition also offers TRACK mode, for an undiluted M experience on race

Inside the Cockpit

Modern cockpit concept BMW Live Cockpit Professional with BMW Operating System 7.0 includes 3D Navigation, a 12.3-inch fully digital instrument display behind the steering wheel, and a bigger 12.3-inch Control Display. This makes it even easier to keep a clear eye on the myriad functions associated with the driving dynamics systems and BMW M xDrive all-wheel drive, which can be altered to 2WD mode. The occupants can operate several functions simply by speaking to their BMW Virtual Assistant. Hands do the talking with BMW Gesture Control that recognizes six pre-defined hand movements for control of several 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. Harman Kardon Surround Sound System conjures an engrossing treat for the ears. A high-end 16 speaker system with woofers generates an impressive audio experience in all seats and is unique worldwide in the automotive sector. The sound experience can be further upgraded to the optional Bowers & Wilkins Diamond Surround Sound system. BMW Head-Up Display to a special M View projects all information relevant to the journey directly into the driver’s field of vision. BMW Display Key allows drivers to keep in contact with their car round the clock.

Driver Assistance

The new BMW M5 Competition presents best-in-class cutting-edge driver assistance systemsParking Assistant Plus with Surround View Camera makes parking in tight spots easier. Reversing Assistant provides unmatched support in reversing out of a parking spot or through narrow driveways. It keeps a record of the last 50 meters driven and assists by taking over the steering. The Comfort Access System makes it possible to open all four vehicle doors without using the key.

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.

Safe Bmw

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 parking brake with auto hold, side-impact protection, electronic vehicle immobilizer, and crash sensors, ISOFIX child seat mounting and emergency spare wheel.

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Journey from Skoda Vision IN to Skoda KUSHAQ

June 28, 2021 / 0 Comments / 58 / Car News

We all have been waiting for this compact SUV, since March 2021. Skoda developed KUSHAQ keeping the Indian Automotive market as a major Business opportunity. This car is designed in competition with the compact SUV market led by Creta, Brezza, Nexon, Ecosport, and so on. With a robust and muscular appearance, the KUSHAQ is perfectly tailored for the taste of Indian SUV buyers. The interiors are a perfect combination of elegance and modernity along with the brand’s typical ‘Simply Clever solutions to make driving easier. The KUSHAQ also comes with numerous active and passive safety features along with ESC as standard across all variants.  

Mumbai, 28th June 2021 – ŠKODA AUTO’s renewed commitment to India takes a strong stride forward as the company opened bookings and announced prices of its most anticipated SUV under the India 2.0 Project –ŠKODA KUSHAQ. Since its world premiere in India earlier this year, KUSHAQ has made a strong presence and stands out as an entirely new ŠKODA that’s made in India, made for India. Yet, it’s every inch a global model that wears the hallowed winged arrow badge with pride.  ŠKODA KUSHAQ will be offered at an ex-showroom price starting at INR 10.49 lacs nationwide, taking forward the ‘One Nation. One Price’s philosophy.  

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  • Powered by the globally acclaimed TSI technology with 2 engine options: 1.0L and 1.5L TSI, delivering 115 PS and 150 PS respectively  
  • Transmission options: 6-speed manual, 6-speed automatic, and 7-speed DSG  
  • Three trims on offer: Active, Ambition, and Style  
  • Comes with complete “Peace of Mind” with 4 Years / 1,00,000 km warranty, extendable up to 6 years / 1,50,000 km 
  • Bookings open on www.buyskodaonline.co.in and across the 100 plus sales touchpoints across 85 cities

Pricing:-

With the KUSHAQ, ŠKODA AUTO India has focused on the fundamentals and the things that really matter, as they look ahead to a new era in the Indian market.   

MODEL  1.0 (MT)  1.0 (AT)  1.5 (MT)  1.5 (DSG) 
Active  10,49,999  –  –  – 
Ambition  12,79,999  14,19,999  –  – 
Syle  14,59,999  15,79,999  16,19,999  17,59,999 

 

 EXTERIORS

The SUV is 4,225 mm long, 1,760 mm wide, and has a height of 1,612 mm. Its wheelbase of 2,651 mm is amongst the longest in the segment – and a minimum laden ground clearance of 155 mm.

 

OPULENT INTERIORS

The ŠKODA KUSHAQ’s interior unites ergonomics with a harmonious and emotive design. The car features a central, free-standing infotainment touchscreen and a two-spoke multifunction steering wheel.

The SUV provides up to 26.2 liters of interior storage space in total along with a boot capacity of 385 liters that can be increased to 1,405 liters by folding down the rear seats.

The ambient lighting illuminates the dashboard and door handles from Ambition onwards, while the door handles, handbrake locking button, and air vents are chrome-plated and the gearstick knob is upholstered in leather.

The Style variant includes front ventilated black leather seats upholstered in perforated grey design and black leatherette armrests on the center console and the doors.

Colour options:-

  • Offered in 5 color options: Honey Orange, Tornado Red, Candy White, Reflex Silver, and Carbon Steel 

POWERFUL AND EFFICIENT 1.0 AND 1.5 TSI ENGINES WITH MULTIPLE TRANSMISSION OPTIONS

The new KUSHAQ offers two advanced and efficient TSI engines. Thanks to their particularly low fuel consumption, the direct-injection petrol engines make them more efficient.

The three-cylinder 1.0 TSI produces an output of 85 kW (115 PS). Power is transmitted to the front wheels via a 6-speed manual gearbox or a new-generation 6-speed automatic transmission.

The four-cylinder 1.5 TSI engine develops 110 kW (150 PS) which is transmitted to the front wheels via a 6-speed manual gearbox or can be coupled with a 7-speed DSG. This engine also features the segment-first active cylinder technology (ACT).

COMFORT, CONVENIENCE& CONNECTIVITY

The brand-new ŠKODA KUSHAQ comes with a choice of two modern infotainment systems, each of which enables smartphone integration via SmartLink technology.

The Ambition and Style trim levels include the range-topping infotainment system with a 25.4 cm color touchscreen akin to smartphones, whereas the lower-trim gets a 17.78 cm touchscreen.

The 25.4 cm infotainment also features a dual tuner, a Wi-Fi hotspot, an external microphone for hands-free phone calls, valet mode, and also enables Wireless SmartLink. The ŠKODA KUSHAQ comes with six speakers: two front high-tone tweeters and two front – bass speakers and two wide-range speakers in the rear – providing a wide frequency range and guaranteeing excellent sound. Meanwhile, the style trim level comes with ŠKODA Sound system: 6 high-performance speakers with the rear subwoofer in spare-wheel well. The navigation function can be downloaded from the online ŠKODA Play Apps store as an option.

There are two USB-C ports in the front center console for connecting data and charging as well as two at the rear for charging mobile devices. The style trim also provides a wireless charging function.

The KUSHAQ comes with a touch-controlled climatronic with Air care function in Ambition and Style variant.

THE WEALTH OF SAFETY SYSTEMS

ŠKODA KUSHAQ features first in the segment, Electronic Stability Control as standard, along with Rollover Protection and Multi Collision Braking (MKB). The vehicle also boasts excellent active and passive safety features, with fitment depending on the trim level. Features such as Hill-Hold Control and a tire pressure monitoring system ensure a comfortable driver journey. Occupants are protected by up to six airbags, while all five seats feature three-point seat belts and height-adjustable headrests. ISOFIX and top-tether anchor ensure the greatest possible safety for the vehicle’s youngest passengers.

The vehicle also comes with parking sensors as standard while ambition onwards also gets a rearview camera with static guidelines. The vehicle also comes equipped with brake assist features like ABS (Anti-Lock Braking), EBD (Electronic Brakeforce Distribution), along with a varied segment-first feature like EDS with XDS & XDS + (Electronic differential lock – advanced differential lock), HBV (Hydraulic brake-boosting), BSW (Brake disc wiping) that enhances the safety.

MyŠKODA CONNECT

The KUSHAQ is equipped with India-developed, “MyŠKODA Connect” an intelligent solution that provides a safe, convenient, and smart driving experience to stay connected with the car. MyŠKODA Connect has inbuilt technology that assists the user with real-time car tracking, driving behavior analysis, trip analysis, and insights, and also helps in case of an emergency with features such as Roadside Assistance and SOS.

 

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Bmw 5 series launched in India

June 26, 2021 / 0 Comments / 57 / Car News

Gurugram. The new Bmw 5 Series has been launched in India today. Locally-produced at BMW Group Plant Chennai, the car is available in one petrol (BMW 530i M Sport) and two diesel variants (BMW 530d M Sport and BMW 520d Luxury Line). Bookings can be made at all BMW dealerships from today onwards.

The new BMW 5 Series is ready to strengthen its leading position with immense style and numerous updates. Enhancing its sporting appeal is the most powerful performance in the segment. Cutting-edge technology comes into play with multiple driver assistance systems such as Remote-Control Parking, BMW Head-up Display, Reversing Assistant, Parking Assistant, BMW Gesture Control. An interior brimming with luxurious refinements and added comfort make each journey a pure indulgence.

The car is available at attractive introductory prices (ex-showroom) as follows –

BMW 530i M Sport                                                                    :           INR 62,90,000

BMW 520d Luxury Line                                                            :           INR 63,90,000

BMW 530d M Sport                                                                   :           INR 71,90,000

The new BMW 5 Series is available in new exciting colors. Offered for the first time – Phytonic Blue metallic and Bernina Grey Amber effect. Other colors are Alpine White and Black (Non-metallic) & Mineral White, Carbon Black, Black Sapphire, Glacier Silver, Bluestone (Metallic). Upholstery: BMW 530i features the new perforated Sensatec trim with contrast stitching. BMW 520d features Natural Leather Dakota upholstery. BMW 530d features refined ‘Nappa’ leather upholstery with diamond stitching. Interior trims: BMW 530i offers new-M specific Aluminium Rhombicle Smoke trim and individual high gloss Satin Chrome. BMW 520d offers fine-wood trim with an exclusive pearl chrome finish. BMW 530d offers M-specific Aluminium Rhombicle Smoke trim.

Online bookings are done till 24 July 2021 will enjoy an attractive offer on limited units of the M Sport variant. These cars will come with a discount of up to 50% on a selected range of exclusive M Performance accessories curated for the  5 Series. Customers can now choose from a wide range of options that can further enhance the sporty aesthetics of the car and customize to their liking at an extremely attractive price point.

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 starting at INR 49,999*, 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 INR 52,000 for a 3-year period

Exterior

 The exterior design of the new BMW 5 Series is headlined by its immense presence and exquisite sporting style with large, clean, and tautly drawn surfaces. The new bold BMW kidney grille and new slimmer full-LED Adaptive headlights ensure a considerable visual impact from the front. Newly added  Laserlight (in M Sport variants) distributes light perfectly up to 650 meters and is unique in this vehicle segment. Distinct wheel arches give a luxurious and dynamic appearance to the car’s side profile. At the rear, the real eye-catcher is the brand-new L shape light graphic that emerges from the taillight in a three-dimensional form. A broad rear with clean horizontal lines emphasizes the width.

Interior

 Inside the new BMW 5 Series blends contemporary elegance with driver-focused cockpit design. It provides the ideal environment for driving pleasure and a comfortable ride over long distances. High-quality materials, bespoke upholstery, and precise workmanship lend a modern, premium ambiance First time for perforated Sensatec upholstery is being offered in the BMW 5 Series (530i) that creates a luxurious impression with contrast stitching and fine quilting. BMW 520d offers Natural Leather Dakota upholstery and BMW 530d offers an even more refined ‘Nappa’ leather upholstery with diamond stitching. Seating in the new BMW 5 Series further enhances comfort for all occupants, at the front and at the back. Electrically adjustable Comfort Seats (530d) for driver and passenger provide perfect position. On the other hand, Sports Seats (530i) with leather covers, sports leather steering wheel and specific trim strips augment the sporty feel. Ergonomically optimized Lumbar Support enables vertical and lateral seat adjustment for a relaxed journey. Adding to the sense of space is the standard large glass sunroof. Ambient Lighting Package with six dimmable designs creates an atmosphere for every mood. Welcome Light Carpet, which is projected from the side sill, welcomes passengers in glamorous style. The car has four-zone automatic climate control with extended Features and SYNC function.

Engine Power Figures

BMW TwinPower Turbo technology, the petrol, and diesel engines meld maximum power with exemplary efficiency and offer spontaneous responsiveness even at low engine speeds, with best-in-class acceleration figures. The 2-liter 4-cylinder petrol engine of the BMW 530i generates maximum output of 252 hp and peak torque of 350 Nm with 0-100 kmph acceleration in just 6.1 seconds. The 2-liter 4-cylinder diesel engine of the BMW 520d develops maximum output of 190 hp and peak torque of 400 Nm with 0-100 kmph acceleration in 7.3 seconds. The 3-liter 6-cylinder in-line diesel engine of  530d produces maximum output of 265 hp and peak torque of 620 Nm with 0-100 kmph acceleration in 5.7 seconds, making it the quickest car in the executive sedan segment

BMW Multi-media:-

Modern cockpit concept  Live Cockpit Professional with BMW Operating System 7.0 includes 3D Navigation, a 12.3-inch fully digital instrument display behind the steering wheel, and a bigger 12.3-inch Control Display. The occupants can operate several functions simply by speaking to their BMW Virtual Assistant. Hands do the talking with Gesture Control that 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. Harman Kardon Surround Sound System conjures an engrossing treat for the ears. A high-end 16 speaker system with woofers generates an impressive audio experience in all seats and is unique worldwide in the automotive sector.  Head-Up Display (530d) projects all information relevant to the journey directly into the driver’s field of vision. BMW Display Key allows drivers to keep in contact with their car round the clock.

Car Safety Technology:-

 Efficient Dynamics 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 parking brake with auto hold, side-impact protection, electronic vehicle immobilizer, and crash sensors, ISOFIX child seat mounting and emergency spare wheel

Driver Assistance:-

The new  5 Series presents best-in-class cutting-edge driver assistance systemsParking Assistant Plus with Surround View Camera makes parking in tight spots easier. The newly introduced Reversing Assistant provides unmatched support in reversing out of a parking spot or through narrow driveways. 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. The Comfort Access System makes it possible to open all four vehicle doors without using the key. The new intelligent Tyre Pressure Monitoring System warns about a drop in air pressure.

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Mr. Bean’s MINI is back!!

June 25, 2021 / 0 Comments / 82 / Car News

Yes, his Mini is back not the one with those retro-looking oval lights and a black hood (bonnet) but a brand New more aerodynamic, convertible, a JCW Hot Hatch, and more importantly 3-door Mini is back.

The iconic all-new MINI range of cars arrives in India.

The all-new 3-Door Hatch – Explore Every Corner

The all-new  Convertible – Live Unfiltered.

The all-new  John Cooper Works Hatch – MINI Thrill Maximised.

Gurugram. MINI India launches the all-new MINI 3-Door Hatch, the all-new MINI Convertible, and the all-new MINI John Cooper Works Hatch in India today. This all-new MINI range will be available in petrol engines as Completely Built-up Units (CBUs). Test Drives and Bookings are open at all MINI authorized Dealers and the MINI Online Shop (shop.mini.in). It now offers its latest range of products in the premium compact car segment in India.

The all-new MINI 3-Door Hatch, the all-new MINI Convertible, and the all-new MINI John Cooper Works Hatch enter the next stage of evolution with an intensive makeover, an enhanced standard profile, and a simplified offer structure. They embody MINI’s love for fun-filled driving as well as a passion for agile handling along with a modern design. The new generation cars also introduce MINI’s new Brand Campaign ‘BIG LOVE’, which captures its inimitable spirit of celebrating individuality while embracing diversity. We’re all different but we’re pretty good together. BIG LOVE.

The ex-showroom prices* of the petrol engine variants is as follows:

The all-new MINI 3-Door Hatch:                                              ₹ 38,00,000

The all-new MINI Convertible:                                                  ₹ 44,00,000

The all-new MINI John Cooper Works Hatch:                       ₹ 45,50,000

Customized and flexible financial solutions can be designed per individual requirements that offer great value and absolute peace of mind. MINI India offers secure and comprehensive ownership packages that include Service Inclusive, Repair Inclusive, and MINI Secure which 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 km to 10 yrs / 2,00,000 km.

BIG LOVE Brand Campaign.

The ‘BIG LOVE’ brand campaign is a true reflection of MINI and its individuality. It isn’t just a slogan or a mantra; it’s a mindset. An attitude to welcome the world with an open heart and hit the road with an open mind. It’s a belief that there’s beauty in individuality and richness in diversity. MINI has always embraced difference. Since 1959, owners saw their MINI as an extension of their own unique selves. They customized it to reflect their personal style. They turned it into a symbol of individuality and self-expression. They defied the idea that a car is just a car, and in turn, defined MINI. The new BIG LOVE brand campaign will be live across print, digital, online, and MINI Showrooms.

The all-new MINI 3-Door Hatch, MINI Convertible, and MINI John Cooper Works Hatch.

The all-new MINI 3-Door Hatch and the all-new  Convertible now look better than ever with their simplified and modernized design. This new exterior design language now puts MINI’s unmistakable appearance in a purist form with enhanced aesthetics. The front view is expressive and is dominated by the new characteristic hexagonal radiator grille which exudes a modern, sophisticated aura and the round hallmark  LED headlights. The fog lights are now integrated with the LED headlights. The LED side indicators are integrated into the redesigned side scuttles. The short overhangs continue to define the side view along with striking new contours of the wheel arch surrounds. The British-flag-inspired rear lights graphics are in Union Jack design. The rear fog light is now integrated into the rear apron as a narrow LED unit. The new air intakes are vertically integrated with the bodywork and increase aerodynamics.

The MINI John Cooper Works models are built to thrill. The all-new John Cooper Works Hatch features a new hexagonal radiator grille at the center section and has a characteristic honeycomb pattern with a cross member at the bottom edge finished in red. Reserved solely for the top athlete, the exclusive John Cooper Works bonnet stripes add a distinctively race-inspired look. The racing genes are enhanced further with a contrasting paint finish for the roof and mirror caps in white, black, or exclusively for  John Cooper Works in Chilli Red. Aerodynamic features include the front apron with integrated air ducts, side sills that ensure uninterrupted driving dynamics.

Colors:-

The all-new MINI 3-door, the all-new Convertible, and the all-new MINI John Cooper Works Hatch are available in 11 attractive colors:

Island Blue, Rooftop Grey, British Racing Green, Chilli Red, Midnight Black, Moonwalk Grey, Pepper White, White Silver, Enigmatic Black (optional), Zesty Yellow, and Rebel Green

The MINI 3-Door Hatch and the Convertible will be available in four new colors – Rooftop Grey metallic, Island Blue metallic, Enigmatic Black, and Zesty Yellow (only for MINI Convertible). An optional Piano Black exterior is available where the door handles, side scuttles, fuel cap, logos on the bonnet and luggage compartment lid, the model lettering and tailpipes of the exhaust system are now finished in high-gloss black in addition to the surrounds of the headlights, radiator grille, and rear lights. Contrasting colors for the roof and exterior mirror caps are among the most striking design features. In addition to the Body Colour, Jet Black, Aspen White, and Melting Silver paintwork (for MINI 3-Door Hatch and Convertible), as well as Chili Red for the MINI John Cooper Works, a new innovative and globally unique variant of the roof paint finish is offered for the MINI 3-door Hatch. The new Multitone Roof (MINI 3-Door and MINI JCW) features a color gradient from San Marino Blue through Pearly Aqua to Jet Black, created with a new painting technique extending from the windscreen frame to the rear. Every MINI with Multitone Roof is unique due to slight deviations in the color pattern.

New Colours | New Colour for MINI Convertible only |  MINI JCW only

The renewed range of 17-inch (43.66 cm) light-alloy wheels is available as standard for all-new  3-Door Hatch and  Convertible. These include  Light Alloy Wheels Roulette Spoke-Two-Tone, Light Alloy Wheels Tentacle Spoke-Black, Light Alloy Wheels Rail Spoke-Two-Tone, and John Cooper Works Track Spoke-Black which is exclusive to all-new  John Cooper Works Hatch along with the option of an 18-inch (46.20 cm) John Cooper Works Course Spoke 2-tone.

Interior

The interior is fresh, sophisticated and comes with two new MINI Interior Surfaces Silver Chequered (the sporty style in which the instrument panel surface and the elliptical ring in the door are available in a Chequered design) and  Interior Surfaces Aluminium (opposing diagonal lines represents a modern, visually impactful evolution of the classical herringbone design). Genuine materials meet innovative designs in the upholstery options.  The  3-Door Hatch and Convertible come with two new standard upholstery options – Cloth-Leatherette combination in Black Pearl Light Chequered and Black Pearl Carbon Black. The sports seats use 100% recycled material for their surfaces in Light Chequered design. The Leatherette Carbon Black is also available as a standard option. Additional upholstery options include your Leather Lounge in Carbon Black, Leather Cross Punch in Carbon Black, Leather Chester in Satellite Grey and Malt Brown as well as JCW Sports Seats in Dinamica.

The new multifunction steering wheel design integrates more functions yet reduces the number of control surfaces. The premium look of the hallmark central instrument has also been optimized. An 8.8-inch (22.35 cm) color touchscreen display, touch-sensitive favorite buttons, and Piano Black high-gloss surfaces are now standard features. In addition, the audio control unit and the function buttons for hazard warning lights and driver assistance systems are integrated harmoniously into the circular control unit. In conjunction with the Ambient Light option, a new surface design with laser engraving accentuates the appearance of the LED light ring surrounding the central instrument. The operating system controller placed on the center console now features an all-black surface in conjunction with a navigation system. The optional 5-inch (12.70 cm) multifunctional instrument display on the steering column gives the driver’s cockpit a whole new feel.

The optional  Wired Package comes with Navigation System, Wireless Charging, enhanced Bluetooth mobile preparation. The multifunctional instrument display comes as standard with  Wired Package. Other infotainment options include Apple CarPlay® along with Radio Visual Boost +  Navigation or with Wired Package and Harmon Kardon Hi-Fi Speaker System.

The MINI Excitement Pack features LED interior and ambient lighting that illuminates the cockpit with a choice of selectable colors as well as a projection of the MINI logo from the exterior mirror on the driver’s side when opening and closing the car door. Additionally, the new ‘Lounge’ and ‘Sport’ modes offer a choice of six interior light colors each. In ‘Lounge’ mode, the content displayed is in a relaxing color setting ranging between turquoise and petrol blue. In the ‘Sport’ mode the screen backgrounds are red and anthracite.

The  Power figures:-

When it comes to power, the MINI 3-Door Hatch and MINI Convertible make no compromises and are powered by the latest MINI TwinPower Turbo Technology offering outstanding performance and fuel efficiency. The 2-liter 4-cylinder petrol engine with TwinPower Turbo Technology mobilizes a peak output of 192 hp/141 kW and produces a maximum torque of 280 Nm at 1,350 – 4,600 rpm. The MINI 3-Door Hatch sprints from 0 to 100 km/hr in 6.7 seconds while the  Convertible takes 7.1 seconds for 0 to 100 km/hr.

Performance is paramount and keeps the adrenaline pumping in the MINI John Cooper Works Hatch. Awe-inspiring torque is generated by the 2.0 liter, 4-cylinder TwinPower Turbo engine that can hit 100 km/hr in 6.1seconds, mobilizing a peak output of 231 hp/170 kW and a maximum torque of 320 Nm at 1,450 – 4,800 rpm.

The precision-tuned 7-Speed Double Clutch Steptronic Transmission in  3-Door Hatch and Convertible and the 8-Speed Steptronic Sports Transmission in  JCW Hatch offers even more efficient, comfortable and sporty driving thrill due to a broader gear spread and smaller engine speed steps. The John Cooper Works Hatch features paddle shifters for an even sportier driving experience.

Driving Modes enable an individualized vehicle set-up focusing on ride comfort, enhanced sportiness, or efficiency according to driver’s preference. In addition to the standard MID mode, there is a choice of SPORT and GREEN mode. Driver Assistance Systems include Cruise Control, Park Assistant, Rear View Camera, and Head-Up Display.

Safety:-

The all-new MINI range is stacked with cutting-edge safety technology. The standard safety equipment comprises of front passenger airbags, Brake Assist, 3-Point Seat Belts, Dynamic Stability Control, Crash Sensor, Anti-lock Braking System, Cornering Brake Control, Run-flat tires, and Rear-View Camera as standard. T Convertible features a Rollover Protection System for additional safety. The standard MINIMALISM technology includes auto start/stop function, brake energy recuperation, active cooling air flaps, and electromechanical power steering.

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Ducati is back with New Panigale V4 & Diavel

June 19, 2021 / 0 Comments / 66 / Bike News

 

New Delhi, 7th June 2021: Luxury motorcycle brand Ducati today announced the launch of the much-awaited Ducati Panigale V4, and Diavel 1260, expanding its BS-6 range in India. With the launch of these new models, Ducati has already delivered on 8 of the 12 bike launches promised for India in 2021.

Ducati launches the much-awaited BS6 Panigale V4  and Diavel 1260 in India

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  • All new MY21 Panigale V4 and V4 S launched at INR 23.50 Lacs and INR 28.40 Lacs respectively (Ex-Showroom India)
  • All new MY21 Diavel 1260 and 1260 S launched at INR 18.49 Lacs and INR 21.49 Lacs respectively (Ex-Showroom India)
  • Bookings are now open across all Ducati dealerships, deliveries to begin immediately

Panigale V4 / V4S

For 2021, the Panigale V4 and V4 S are BS6 compliant while maintaining the maximum power and torque levels from the 2020 model. The BS6 version of the Desmosedici Stradale engine delivers 214 Hp of Power at 13,000 rpm and 124.0 Nm of torque at 9,500 rpm. In order to eliminate any loss of power with the switch to BS6, the exhaust uses larger catalysts (+10 mm in length) and with a new technology of impregnation of noble metals, essential for maximizing the ability to convert polluting gases.

 

Co-developed by engineers from Ducati Corse and the Ducati Style Center, the new PanigaleV4 model range features a series of structural, aerodynamic, & electronic changes designed to increase stability & responsiveness for an exciting experience on the track. The new generation aerodynamic package on the PanigaleV4 now mirrors that of the V4 R. It includes a.) Plexiglas, headlight fairing and side fairings, b.) Lateral extractors for efficient airflow over the radiators, c.) Aerodynamic appendages.

The Panigale V4’s electronic package has also evolved and now includes the latest generation Ducati Traction Control which is even more predictive: the DTC EVO 3 with a strategy derived from Ducati Corse. Thanks to the continuous monitoring of the angular acceleration of the crankshaft and the speed of the rear wheel, the system prevents slippage of the rear wheel in mid-corner, when you reopen the throttle at the maximum lean angle. This translates into a more neutral behavior of the bike when exiting the corners, giving the rider a better feeling.

The electronics package oversees every aspect of the ride: some controls supervise start, acceleration and braking, others govern traction and others again lend a helping hand on corners and out-of-the-corner stretches. It consists of the following:

  • ABS Cornering EVO
  • Ducati Traction Control (DTC) EVO 3
  • Ducati Slide Control (DSC)
  • Ducati Wheelie Control (DWC) EVO
  • Ducati Power Launch (DPL)
  • Ducati Quick Shift up/down (DQS) EVO 2
  • Engine Brake Control (EBC) EVO
  • Ducati Electronic Suspension (DES) EVO

The Panigale V4 for 2021 features a new Riding Mode strategy that allows the rider to make quick comparisons between two different configurations on the track to define the best set-up. The Race Riding Mode has been split into two specific mappings for track use (Race A and Race B), now freely comparable in the individual parameters, which complement the already existing Sport and Street. The Riding Modes allows the riders to choose between four different pre-set riding styles to offer the Panigale V4 behavior that is perfectly adaptable to the rider, the type of track, and the environmental conditions.

Among the features added to the Panigale V4, V4 S for 2021 is the chain guard fin, an important safety precaution that allows you to avoid dangerous contacts with the chain and crown in the event of a slide. In addition, for those who use the bike all year round, there is now provision for heated grips, while the ignition key has a new, more modern, and elegant grip.

The Panigale V4 and Panigale V4 S models are also equipped with new self-bleeding brake and clutch pumps which were used for the first time on the Superleggera V4.

Diavel 1260 / 1260 S

Representing the best in cruising, the Diavel had stunned riders with its personality, design, sport naked handling, and a thoroughbred engine. For 2021, the BS6 model keeps those innate characteristics intact while becoming a lot more environmentally conscious.

The Diavel 1260 BS6 model is heavier by 5kg and tips the scale at 249 kg kerb. The Ducati Diavel 1260 S, on the other hand, is 2kg lighter than the standard model. While the weight has increased, the 1262 cm³ Ducati Testastretta DVT engine with variable cam timing makes 3bhp more than the predecessor. The twin-cylinder Diavel 1260 puts out 162 Hp at 9,500 rpm and 129 Nm at 7,500 rpm. A gearbox is a six-speed unit and the Diavel 1260 S gets a two-way Quick Shifter as standard. Engine bore and stroke on the twin-cylinder Ducati Diavel 1260 engine are 106 and 71.5 mm respectively.

The riding position and ‘power cruiser’ ergonomics so popular with first-generation Diavel enthusiasts remain unchanged. What has changed is the chassis setup. The Diavel sports a prominent tubular steel Trellis frame. Anchored to it is an aluminum swingarm, sized to give surprising cornering agility, superb ‘feel’, and easy riding. In terms of suspension, the Diavel 1260 mounts fully adjustable 50 mm forks.

Damping compression and spring pre-load adjustment are on the left fork tube, while rebound adjustment is located on the right tube. At the rear, instead, the Diavel 1260 mounts a mono-shock with adjustable spring preload and damping rebound. The Diavel 1260 S, instead, is equipped with a fully adjustable Öhlins 48 mm fork and a fully adjustable Öhlins shock absorber, also fully adjustable.

Both the bikes provide the riders with improved and upgraded riding modes. This Diavel 1260 is compatible with the Ducati Link App: this lets riders set ‘journey mode’ (a combination of Load Mode and Riding Mode) and personalize the parameters of each individual Riding Mode (ABS, Ducati Traction Control, etc.) in a user-friendly manner via their smartphones. Riding Modes (Sport, Touring, and Urban) give the bike three distinctive personalities.

The Diavel 1260 mounts a 6-axis Bosch Inertial Measurement Unit (IMU) that dynamically measures roll and pitch angles and the speed of relative changes in attitude, raising performance and safety standards even higher. Sophisticated electronics guarantees both extraordinary performance and maximum safety.

The electronics package includes Bosch Cornering ABS EVO, Ducati Traction Control (DTC) EVO, Ducati Wheelie Control (DWC) EVO, Ducati Power Launch (DPL), and Cruise Control. Additionally, the bike also gets the “Dragster” mode coiled which can be unleashed thanks to Ducati Power Launch (DPL). This system guarantees an awesome – yet safe – start thanks to optimized control of the maximum available torque with DTC always on and constant monitoring of the pitch angle by the IMU.

The Diavel 1260 dashboard consists of a TFT screen with a separate warning light module, positioned, respectively, below and above the handlebars. The dashboard has four different display modes. The Default mode provides a minimal must-have level of information, presented in an attentively styled manner. The other three, instead, are the classic Track, Full, and City display modes associated with the Riding Modes.

It’s also possible, with the bike parked or on the move, to choose between the Sport, Touring or Urban Riding Modes. The Diavel 1260 S also features the Ducati Multimedia System (DMS): Bluetooth-connecting a smartphone to the dashboard lets the rider see and handle incoming calls/text messages on the screen and display info on any music being listened to.

Priced at INR 18.49 Lacs, the Diavel 1260 is available in Total Black while the Diavel 1260 S priced at INR 21.49 Lacs is available in Ducati Red and Thrilling Black. The Panigale V4 is priced at INR 23.50 Lacs whereas the Panigale V4 S is priced at INR 28.40 Lacs. Both the Panigale versions are available in Ducati Red. (All prices are ex-showroom, India)

Bookings are now open across all Ducati dealerships in Delhi – NCR, Mumbai, Pune, Ahmedabad, Hyderabad, Bengaluru, Kochi, Kolkata & Chennai, and deliveries will begin as soon as lockdown restrictions are lifted.

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Land Rover launches Velar in India

June 19, 2021 / 0 Comments / 64 / Car News

 

16th June 2021, Mumbai: Jaguar Land Rover India, today announced that it has begun deliveries of the new Range Rover Velar in India. The new Velar is available in the R-Dynamic S trim on Ingenium 2.0 l petrol and diesel powertrains. The 2.0 l petrol engine delivers a power of 184 kW and 365 Nm of torque and the 2.0 l diesel engine delivers a power of 150 kW and 430 Nm of torque. The new Range Rover Velar is priced from ₹ 79.87 Lakh, ex-showroom in India.

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  • The New Range Rover Velar offers a perfect balance of sophisticated design and intelligent technology with unrivalled all-wheel-drive capability on every terrain
  • The new Velar comes with the next-generation four-cylinder Ingenium diesel engine which offers exceptional efficiency, power, and on-road performance
  • New exciting features like Air Suspension, 3D Surround Camera and Cabin Air Ionisation with PM2.5 filter have been introduced
  • Latest technologies such as Pivi Pro infotainment and Active Road Noise Cancellation have also been introduced 
  • The new Range Rover Velar is priced from ₹ 79.87 Lakh, ex-showroom in India
  • Customers can book the new Range Rover Velar online by visiting www.findmeasuv.in from the safety of their homes

The new Range Rover Velar comes with exciting new features such as 3D Surround Camera, Electronic Air Suspension, Cabin Air Ionisation with PM2.5 filter and new Pivi Pro infotainment system. It is cleaner, safer and smarter than ever before and is one of the most technologically advanced luxury SUVs in the world.

Land Rover Product Portfolio in India

The Land Rover range in India includes the 20MY Range Rover Evoque ( starting at ₹ 59.04 Lakh), Discovery Sport (starting at ₹ 65.30 Lakh),  New Range Rover Velar (starting at ₹ 79.87 Lakh),  Defender 110 (starting at ₹ 83.38 Lakh), Range Rover Sport (starting at ₹ 91.27 Lakh) and Range Rover (starting at ₹ 210.82 Lakh). All prices mentioned are ex-showroom in India.

Rohit Suri, President & Managing Director, Jaguar Land Rover India, said, “Range Rover Velar is one the most aspirational SUV’s in India because of its peerless blend of avant-garde design, luxury and technology. In its latest avatar, with the introduction of new technology and convenience features, the Range Rover Velar has become more desirable than ever”

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Honda Gold Wing : Bike with an Airbag

June 19, 2021 / 0 Comments / 55 / Bike News

New Delhi, June 16, 2021: Redefining the gold standard of luxury touring, Honda Motorcycle & Scooter India Pvt. Ltd. today launched the 2021 Gold Wing Tour in India. The new model will make its way to the Indian market through CBU* route from Japan (*Completely Built-Up). 

The 2021 Gold Wing Tour will be available in two variant options – Dual Clutch Transmission (DCT) with airbag & Manual Transmission.

Equipment & Styling

The styling presents a unique silhouette and counterpoints comfort with the dynamic abilities of chassis and engine, with the traditional Gold Wing premium level of fit, finish, and materials. Its ‘face’ is daringly forward-slanting; combined with the compact fairing proportions, it presents an energetic frontal signature.

The key line of the body, stretching front to back, highlights the differing upper and lower bodywork functions. A central element is the fairing, with its sharp and solid flat surfaces, and its nuanced aerodynamic detailing. It adds a tension that hints at the performance potential on offer. Also on display is the motorcycle itself – the double-wishbone front suspensionflat six-cylinder engineexhausts – in all their functional beauty. Drawn together, the design elements create a cutting-edge style, underpinned by incredible levels of engineering and electronics.

Comfort, heat management, and air management are also high on the Gold Wing Tour’s agenda. The fairing channels airflow around the rider and pillion, effectively providing a pleasant cooling breeze. An extended electric screen operated from the left handlebar provides excellent wind protection yet, at the same time, a sense of space and freedom when required. Screen angle and height adjustment are step-less.

From a seating perspective, rider and pillion are separated. The rider’s seat shape is comfortable and supportive while allowing movement and easy ground reach. Both rider and pillion now benefit from a luxurious new suede/synthetic leather seat cover; the angle of the pillion backrest also relaxes from 16 to 23.

All lighting is LED and the Gold Wing Tour is equipped with dual LED fog lights. The lower portion of the headlights uses polished optical lenses on both sides to create a jewel-eye low beam light signature. Using a high beam (in the upper portion) creates a stereoscopic impression. The front auto-cancel indicators are housed in the mirrors.

When riding, the speed that is been set with the cruise control switch is shown in the bottom left area of the speedometer. Through Throttle By Wire (TBW), the system achieves a smooth transition to the specified speed and an ultra-smooth operation, especially when going uphill. In the case of manual transmission, squeezing the clutch or brake, or twisting the throttle cancels cruise control. For the DCT variant (in AT mode) after completing the deceleration with the cruise control system in operation – and resuming the previous speed – the Gold Wing returns to the pre-set with an appropriate shifting schedule.

Luxurious instrumentation creates a unique cockpit. Different low-contrast colors with dark tones applied to the dials, of which the peripheral areas form cone-shaped slopes to create a feeling of depth.

The 7-inch full-colour TFT liquid crystal display screen provides all the information for the audio and navigation systems, as well as managing riding modes and suspension adjustment. Information is displayed in differentiated segments in very functional order, so the rider can get all the relevant data with the minimum of eye movement.

Brightness adjusts automatically and the rider can also choose from 8 brightness levels. Tyre pressure is displayed as a numerical figure in the bottom left area of the instruments.

The Smart Key activates all the motorcycle’s systems and incorporates the emergency key. The ignition and handlebar lock can be turned on/off while just carrying it.

For 2021, an additional 11 liters for the rear top box brings the total capacity to 121 liters. With the Smart Key present, a push button opens all of the boxes which makes the luggage operation simple. The unlock button on the Smart Key enables the passenger instant pannier access.

The Gold Wing Tour is compatible with Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™, so the rider can utilize the personalized information and content inside their smartphones, such as telephone numbers and music playlists. Bluetooth connectivity is also available and there are two USB Type-C ports to plug into.

Upgraded lightweight speakers achieve superb sound quality with vivid presence. A passenger audio control switch is available to ensure an even more pleasant riding experience.

The navigation system is displayed in the central area of the instruments and includes a gyrocompass – which ensures continued guidance even inside a tunnel.  The capacity of the fuel tank is 21.1 litre.

Chassis & Handling

The Gold Wing Tour’s die-cast, aluminium twin-beam frame is designed to package the engine in a tight space; its structural thickness is optimized in each area to deliver a smooth and stable ride, from walking speed upwards, whether on tight city streets or out on the open road.

Another benefit of the double-wishbone front suspension is the reduction in sliding friction (from bump deflection and steering input) that a standard telescopic fork creates, as the stanchions travel up and down in the fork leg. Bearings are used in all shaft bush areas for steering and suspension stroke to further reduce friction.

The steering input – via the dual fork holders – is also separated from the suspension provided by the single shock absorber, and the motorcycle’s yaw moment makes it nimble and easier to steer. In addition, patented steering cross tie-rods connect the handlebars to the front axle and the handlebar pivot, delivering an entirely natural feel to the rider.

Dual Combined Brake System (D-CBS) optimally distributes braking forces to the front and rear wheels. The use of a single, light circulation type ABS modulator – integrated with the brake ECU – keeps weight down within the braking system. It also operates in linkage with the current riding mode of choice, automatically adjusting the braking characteristics to the riding situation.

The Gold Wing Tour also benefits from a Pro-Arm swingarm, which attaches to the frame on its left side. The right side serves as a maintenance access. This allows much greater freedom of design and makes the machine easier to manage; it also contributes to stability. Pro-Link provides progressive suspension action and comfort while spherical joints are used throughout, canceling out torsion.

Damping level adjusts electrically relative to riding mode. Stepper motors housed within the front and rear shock absorbers move needles to control oil flow, tailoring damping force for the riding situation. Rear spring preload is also electrically adjustable. Separate from the 4 riding modes, there are 4 settings of preload relative to load from soft to the hard- single rider; rider with luggage; rider with pillion, and rider with pillion fully loaded with luggage.

Engine & Performance

The 1,833cc liquid-cooled 4-stroke 24-valve SOHC flat-6 engine produces peak power of 93kW @ 5,500rpm and peak torque of 170Nm @ 4,500rpm. The bore size of 73mm matches the stroke of 73mm; the left and right cylinders are offset by 4mm and the cylinder sleeves are aluminum. Throttle By Wire (TBW) engine management adds 4 rider modes to alter character and power delivery, linked to suspension damping and the Dual Combined Brake System (D-CBS) – Tour, Sport, Econ & Rain.

Honda Selectable Torque Control (HSTC) seamlessly monitors and maintains rear-wheel traction, in all riding conditions, for an extra layer of riding confidence. Its level of input, too adjusts via TBW relative to riding mode selection. Complementing the engine’s deep bass signature the exhausts emit a powerful throb, without excessive noise.

The Integrated Starter Generator (ISG) combines the generator and starter motor into one component, with the generator effectively becoming the starter motor when supplied with reverse power. Helical gears are employed for the ISG driving gears, which reduces mechanical noise.

Key characteristics of Idling Stop (on the DCT option) are the ultra-quiet start-up of the engine thanks to the use of ISG, and the smooth starting feeling achieved through a combination of DCT and TBW control. When stopping at a traffic light with Idling Stop on, the engine automatically stops after 3 seconds and, when restarting, the rider only needs to turn the throttle, which immediately starts the engine.

The Gold Wing Tour has Hill Start Assist (HSA) on both Manual and DCT variants. This eases the effort of starts on the different grade of the slope. When setting off – even when the brake lever is released – the hydraulic pressure temporarily retains braking force (for about 3 seconds) so starting on the uphill slope with the throttle is possible.

Transmission System

The 6-speed manual gearbox is fitted with a ‘cam damper’ between the clutch and transmission, separating each inertial mass, reducing noise and improving shift quality/durability. A cam assist and slipper clutch (with fewer discs and reduced hydraulic friction in the release mechanism) replace the traditional hydraulic assist clutch. This reduces clutch load at the lever by 20% and smooths downshifts; the slipper mechanism also contributes to the high-quality downshift feel. It also includes an electric reverse feature.

The third generation Dual Clutch Transmission (DCT) features 7-speeds, with clutch feel, shift speed and rpm range of up/downshifts tailored specifically to each riding mode. It also features a creep forward and back function. It is optimised for low speed maneuverability, with close ratios reducing shift-shock. In the higher speed range, they are set wider apart to reduce engine rpm. In both speed ranges comfort is improved as shifting up or down is of the highest quality.

Color, price & availability

Starting today, Honda has opened the bookings for the 2021 Gold Wing Tour at its exclusive premium dealerships – BigWing Topline in Gurugram (Haryana), Mumbai (Maharashtra), Bengaluru (Karnataka), Indore (Madhya Pradesh), Kochi (Kerala) & Hyderabad (Telangana). To book online, visit https://www.hondabigwing.in/BookNow. Customer deliveries will commence by the month of July.

2021 Gold Wing Tour Manual Transmission DCT + Airbag
Color Pearl Glare White Gunmetal Black Metallic נMat Morion Black
Price

ex-showroom Gurugram

(Haryana)

INR 37,20,342 INR 39,16,055

For further details, customers can also visit the official website (www.hondabigwing.in) or give a ‘missed call’ on dedicated enquiry number – 9958223388.

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S-class, redefining Luxury by Mercedes-Benz

June 19, 2021 / 0 Comments / 53 / Car News

The S-Class is termed as the ‘Best Car in the World’ by critics and media | Winner of ‘2021 World Luxury Car of the Year’

The Mercedes-Benz S-Class, formerly known as Sonderklasse.

The S-Class is the centerpiece of the brand:

The S-Class stands for the fascination of the Mercedes-Benz brand, blending legendary engineering expertise with a heritage of craftsmanship that meets progressive digital innovation. The S-Class combines artificial intelligence with the experience gained from 135 years of automobile engineering. Mercedes-Benz laid the foundation for this model series with the ‘Model 220’ (W 187), with which it reoccupied the luxury class segment in 1951. Since its market launch in 1951, more than 4 million S-Class Saloons have been delivered to customers around the world. The designation “S-Class” was officially introduced with the 116 model series in 1972. The new designation went hand in hand with a host of innovations that set new standards in terms of safety and comfort.

Overwhelming response to the 7th generation S-Class: more than half of the 150 units of the CBU Launch Edition booked, even before the flagship’s India debut   

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  • Longer (+34 mm), wider (+22 mm), taller (+13 mm) with a longer wheelbase (+51 mm) than the outgoing S-Class
  • First time: Rear Axle steering with up to 4.5-degree movement
  • First time: Seamless door handles with futuristic design appeal, drastic weight reduction, improved wind-tightness, and optimized operating haptics
  • First time: Sporty and stylish AMG exteriors & AMG alloys
  • First time: Second generation of MBUX with NTG7 featuring a fingerprint sensor
  • First time: Vertical central OLED display with all-new graphics | 64% larger display
  • First time: New MBUX NTG7 rear touch tablet in center console
  • First time: Burmester® High-End 4D-Surround-Sound system
  • First time: Frontal airbag for rear-seat passengers for additional safety
  • Completely new rear with intricately designed tail-lamps giving a modern luxury look
  • Active ambient lighting with around 250 LEDs integrated into the driving assistance systems, able to reinforce warnings visually
  • The latest generation of the Driving Assistance Package has new and enhanced functions
  • Comfort levels on the front passenger seat are assisted by up to 19 motors; 10 different massage programs are available in the new S-Class
  • Launched in two variants: Diesel S 400d 4MATIC & Petrol S 450 4MATIC
  • S-Class is one of the world’s most aerodynamic cars with a Cd value of 0.22
  • Price: Rs. 2.17 crores for S 400d 4MATIC and Rs. 2.19 crores for S 450 4MATIC

Reimagining automotive luxury:

The new S-Class can be experienced with your senses – seeing, feeling, hearing, and smelling – while offering numerous innovations in the areas of driver assistance, protection, and interaction. The new S-Class utilizes digitization to create a car that responds empathetically to the needs and wishes of its driver and passengers.

 

MBUX: a new dimension in personalization and interaction

MBUX has radically changed the operation of a Mercedes-Benz and now the second generation of MBUX debuts in the new S-Class. The interior of the vehicle is more digital and intelligent featuring five large displays with OLED technology. MBUX now offers enhanced personalization options and intuitive operation. The voice assistant “Hey Mercedes” is even more advanced and dialogue-capable through activation of online services in the Mercedes me App. Moreover, certain actions can be performed even without the activation keyword “Hey Mercedes”.

Interior design: generous ambiance with a lounge-like feeling

The new S-Class has now evolved into a refuge while traveling between the home and workplace. Nearly all comfort-related dimensions of the S-Class have been improved in the front as well as on the rear seats. The sense of space is accordingly generous. The sculptured look of the dashboard, center console, and armrests appears to float above an expansive interior landscape.

Seats: Plenty of high-tech for outstanding long-distance comfort

The seats invite the occupants to sit down and relax. Up to 19 motors in the front seats make it easier for passengers to find a comfortable seating position. The seats also offer ten different massage programs. They use vibration motors and can enhance the effect of a relaxing massage.

 

Driver assistance systems: even more support for the drive

With the new S-Class, Mercedes-Benz takes another step closer to its vision of accident-free driving. The driver is supported by numerous new or extended driving assistance systems. When a dangerous situation is detected, the assistance systems are able to respond to impending collisions as the situation demands. With improved environmental sensors, the parking systems provide the driver with increased support when maneuvering at low speed.

Exterior design: Modern luxury in its most desirable form

The S-Class is seen as a trendsetter in its segment. The new generation continues this tradition. With a short front overhang, a long wheelbase, and a balanced rear overhang, the S-Class is designed as a classical sedan with perfect proportions. The limousine is also one of the world’s most aerodynamic cars, specifically in the luxury sedan segment, with a Cd of 0.22.

Technical specifications: Mercedes-Benz S-Class
  400 d 450 4MATIC
Engine OM 656, In-line 6 cylinder M256, In-line 6 cylinder
Displacement 2925 cc 2999 cc
Rated output 243 kW (330hp) at 3600-4200 rpm 270 kW (367hp) at 5500-6100 rpm
Rated torque 700 Nm at 1200-3200 rpm 500 Nm at 1600-4500 rpm
Acceleration 0-100 km/h 5.4s 5.1s
Top speed 250 km/h
Length/width/height (in mm) 5289 /1954 /1503
Wheelbase (in mm) 3216

 

15 outstanding innovations in the most advanced S-Class ever:

  1. The S-Class Launch Edition boasts the sporty AMG Line exteriors and interiors with 20” sporty alloys – a first time on the S-Class in India
  2. Seamless door handles are a completely new development. These door handles are electrically extended when the driver approaches, or the outer surface of the door handle is touched
  3. The NTG7 MBUX (Mercedes-Benz User Experience) debuts in the new S-Class. Setting another milestone as the interface between the driver, passengers, and vehicle: with five screens on board. The computing power of MBUX has increased by 50 percent compared to the system in the previous model. Additionally, the MBUX Interior voice assistant “Hey Mercedes” can also be controlled from the rear seats in the new S-Class
  4. The all-new portrait OLED head unit now provides a 64% larger screen area in the high resolution providing a fantastic User Interface. The car also has a redesigned new instrument cluster of 12.3”
  5. New Rear MBUX touch tablet in the center console in addition to the MBUX Rear Seat Entertainment System
  6. High level of personalization achieved with Mercedes me connect. Apart from the classic entry of a PIN, a new authentication method ensures a high level of security. Fingerprint, voice recognition is now combined. This allows instant access to individual profile settings the moment you get inside
  7. The Active ambient lighting with around 250 LEDs is now integrated into the driving assistance systems and is able to reinforce warnings visually. In addition, feedback is possible when operating the climate control system or the ‘Hey Mercedes’ voice assistant, from individual seats. This in addition to the regular 64 color ambient lighting
  8. To make buckling the seatbelt more intuitive, the new designer illuminated belt buckles are easy to locate
  9. Nappa leather interiors with diamond cross stitch and the new upholstery shades
  10. Front and rear massage seat functionality provide the best comfort levels and 10 different massage programs to choose from
  11. The ENERGIZING COMFORT programs for front and rear seats provide an unparalleled luxury experience while enhancing one’s well-being
  12. The new Burmester® high-end 4D surround sound system with 30 loudspeakers and 8 resonators
  13. The all-new rear airbags are the world’s first frontal airbags for the rear two passengers on the outer rear seats. Its design with an innovative, tubular structure is unique. It deploys gently, and in severe frontal collisions it can greatly reduce the loads acting on the heads and necks of the outer rear passengers
  14. With all-new rear-axle steering, the S-Class is as maneuverable as a compact car. The steering angle at the rear axle is up to 4.5 degrees, allowing impressive maneuverability and agility in city areas. At the same time, the handling benefits from a virtual extension of the wheelbase at higher speeds.
  15. With safety always on top, the new S-Class now also has the Driving Assistance Package 5.0, latest generation the with new and improved functions.

Colour and trim options in the new S-Class:

Designo Diamond White: Macchiato beige / Magma grey | Sienna Brown / Black

Onyx Black: Macchiato beige / Magma grey | Sienna Brown / Black

Anthracite Blue:  Sienna Brown / Black

Rubellite Red: Macchiato beige / Magma grey

Emerald Green: Sienna Brown / Black.

More than 8000, S-Class on Indian roads.

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