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Third Generation BMW X5

Fifteen years ago, when the German auto giant BMW showcased their SUV X5, the company’s design DNA was very obvious in the form and shape of the car. It was built to be the first among its rivals with a monocoque construction. The first generation X5 was very popular in India as well and also became, for a brief period, the best selling SUV. In the third generation avatar, the X5 assures us the same [...]

Lamborghini Asterion Hybrid

One of the hottest new offerings at the Paris Motor show 2014 is an electric surprise from a company known otherwise for building some of the world’s fastest most ruthless and amazing looking supercars – the Lamborghini Asterion. Maybe it isn’t so much of a suprise, since almost every supercar manufacturer has tread the hybrid and electric car terrain – Ferrari, Mclaren, Rolls Royce, Porsche, they’ve all gone the fuel free way atleast once. The [...]

Anti Locking Braking System

Over the last decade, automobile manufacturers from around the world have made extensive efforts individually and collectively to make driving safer. Almost all global players have ensured the provision of anti-lock braking system (ABS) in most of their regular selling models. ABS is much more reliable and needs less repair and maintenance than the previous braking systems. ABS allows for extensive control on the vehicle in question, when it has been placed in a situation [...]

Car Steering

One of the most fascinating functional systems of an automobile is the steering wheel mechanism. Like most of the systems, its concept is simple. Turning the steering wheel turns the front wheels accordingly and the car changes direction. The story of the inside mechanism is, however, not that simple. Majority of the world’s steering systems are made up of the same components more or less. The steering wheel connects to the steering system, that connects [...]

Car Engine Downsizing to save fuel

With our fossil fuel supplies and the number of production cars locked in an irreplaceable inverse proportion on exponential levels where the former continues to drop and the latter explode in what seems to be an endless traverse through a curve, less is definitely more and not just on grounds of curbing our desires. The latest trending equation of what propels our cars involves significant reduction in the size and input of our internal combustion [...]

The automotive accessory market has been flooded with numerous goodies since decades, and with the love for accessorizing and customizing our cars, we Indians have a lot of exciting products to choose from, and install on our cars. The most common of them being music system upgrades, air fresheners, cell phone chargers, steering grips and custom seat covers. There are however some accessories which may not so much contribute to the visual appeal or provide [...]

BMW 760li Security Edition

As Modi’s performance metre scales up, his mobility solution too needs to be in a matching gear. When he was being sworn in, there were rumours about the Mahindra Scorpio becoming the Indian Prime Minister’s choice. He was even driven to the Rashtrapati Bhavan for the swearing-in ceremony in his Armoured Scorpio, which he’d been driven around in all through the 2014 General Elections. It is even said that Anand Mahindra, chairman and managing director, Mahindra [...]

From the British luxury sport car makers comes the fastest four seat convertible in the world. Even faster than the Mercedes Benz SLS AMG or the BMW M6. The Bentley Continental GT ‘Speed’ Convertible – yes the name’s quite a mouthfull – is capable of speeds over 330 km per hour and is amongst the fastest series – production cars ever built, slamming 0-100 in well under ten seconds. In 2012, Bentley upgraded the 6 [...]

Festive Offers on Cars

With Dussehra and Diwali just around the corner, and the entire country preparing for the biggest festive season of the year, the automotive market prepares for a much awaited wave of heavy cash discounts, exchange bonuses, corporate discounts and so on for those who have been waiting to book and buy their next car this time around. In order to push the bar further on the already piling orders and waiting periods of most models, [...]

The New Confederate Hellcat features

Military inspired styling, bare bones functionality and nomenclature that is in essence dedicated to the pilots of World War II, is what defines the small yet powerful line up of motorcycles designed and built by the American limited edition motorcycle manufacturer – Confederate Motorcycles. Founded in Baton Rouge Louisiana, 21 years ago, and reflecting a relentless love and passion for the American way of life and the craze for motorcycling,  Confederate Motorcycles commenced with their [...]