2015 BMW M3 and M4 Review: Sports Car Fun in Two or Four Doors

2       The two of the latest models of BMW hitting global market known as M3 Sedan & M4 Coupe basically are designed pretty much the same way from engine, transmission choices to basic dimensions. As for the number of doors, they differ since coupe cars are cars with two doors, M4 Coupe too, is also a two door car where as M3 Sedan is a normal car with 4 doors. The other difference found in both the cars is also of curb weight, because of four doors Sedan weighs 55 pounds more than M4 Coupe.

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STATS Starting Retail Price As Tested Price HP / Lb-Ft
2015 BMW M3 / M4 $62,000 / $64,200 $62,950 / $65,150 (without options) 425 @ 5500-7300 rpm / 406 @1850-5500 rpm
EPA Rating As Tested MPG
Rating: BUY IT! TBA NA

 

Sedan and Coupe almost share the same built design with just a few exceptions, obviously the difference mainly and more importantly is of the number of doors used in both the models, there’s this slight difference in the greenhouse contour which is also found to be different with C pillar configurations. BMW have designed both the cars in such a fashion that both of them sit lower over the wheels & tires, which showcases low sculpted sloping hoods. Apart from many additional features of this year’s models, both of these cars also feature short rear decks and display a forward rake in their stance.

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The front of the car has been given headlamps which give a look and feel of a cat-eye and wrap the side of the car going into the sleeker. As for the vertical grille bars, with a new look of finished in black, add into their beauty which gives an extra feel to the car. There’s some other improvement in the look of the car in shoulder line and side character line, they run side by side which continue until the tail lamp; lenses.

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Both, BMW M3 as well as BMW M4 have been integrated with an inline 6 cylinder format that became famous by BMW M. This inline 6 cylinder is basically generated by the latest 3.0-liter,further more, this by 24-valve in line six featuring VANOS as well as Valvetronic including two single scroll turbocharger which have a capacity of a high precision direct injection. It’s in  the range from 5500-7300 rpm that the engine cranks out 425 horsepower, at the same time it also develops 406 pound feet of torque which goes on from 1850-5500 rpm. Motive energy is routed to the rear driving wheels through the longitudinally mounted front engine by using a a 6-speed manual gearbox or a 7-speed M-DCT automatic transmission with Drivelogic.

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To reduce the overall weight of both cars, the company has used carbon fiber for the production of the roof, inner hood, driveshaft, front strut brace including the inner trunk liner. The company was able to trim more weight of their cars by using aluminum for suspension links, as a result of the use of carbon fiber and aluminum for some of the parts of the car, the company has been able to decrease the weight of Coupe and Sedan by 40% as compared to the previous models of both the cars.

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With the advancement of the high technology, BMW seem to have made the most of this by making the electric power steering in such a unique way that it now has been designed with three driver settings which are just a touch away of a button: Comfort, Sport or Sport+. This feature will prove to be one of the major cause of attracting sports guys towards these cars. Apart from this, there has also been added an optional adaptive M Suspension which does the same job as the three variations just mentioned, in damping. The power-assisted four-wheel vented discs which are ABS, DSC, ASC, DTC, DBC, CBC and Start off Assistant including electronic limited slip function has what brought the M3 and the M4 to a halt.

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In this modern world cars don’t only have to be a means of transportation only, rather people are expecting more than just being transported from one place to another, considering this mood of people, both M3 and M4 are full of features that provide you all the connectivity. Both the cars have been integrated with excellent features that assist you while you are driving the car. The navigation system has been designed with such cool features which makes driving  and rather more productive. The new navigation system offers extra capability with 3D elements for the map showing with sharper graphics to make it more visible and comprehensive for you to find the place more accurately like never before. There’s this Active Driving Assistant which basically alerts and warns the driver of a threatening collision with a walker which is synchronized with the adaptive full LED headlights. Apart from all these excellent features that both M3 and M4 come with, there’s more to these models functions like a gear display, rev counter including Optimum Shift Indicator, as a matter of fact these features or options are only specific to M series of BMW.

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If you have been looking forward to the best from BMW, then the “Ultimate Driving Machine” BMW M3 Sedan and M4 Coupe are the ones just for you. The attraction in these cars comes mainly the phenomenal new features which make these cars the best choice not only for not only the businessmen but rather it is more appealing to the car sports professionals at the same time. If you wanted a two door car, then coupe is for you but if you wanted more of a business class car then the M3 Sedan is for you. Both of these cars are some excellent piece of work from BMW, their comfortable and powerful performance is what makes both of them  Buy It!

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CARS HAVE BECOME THE BED OF THE KIDS OF 21ST CENTURY

Now who would have thought that cars would be used for any other purposes apart from what they actually were introduced for, which is to drive people from one place to the other? Did you ever have that in mind ever? What possible way can you think of a car being used for apart from driving? Got any ideas? You sure would have come with numerous of ways but the manner the cars are being used in this modern day and age will amaze you!

Cars as we know of them, happen to be more like a family member for those who own it. They take care of it the same way as they would of any of their family member, but this is for adults! Since we know the fact that cars are not only loved by people of old age, they are pretty much loved by young kids in the same way, by those kids who cannot even ride a bicycle properly! You know kids of such age, what’d they like to do with cars! Well, here you will find how kids are using cars.

Recently I have been able to come up with this amazing idea of cars being used as a bed for kids who happen be to young enough but their age and love for cars haven’t kept them distant from one another. What’s more to the story is that not only the cars are the beds of such kiddies, the whole room is decorated in such a fashion that it makes it look a car room not on a kid’s room! What this shows is the love that the kid has for cars and how much crazy he is for them.

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As we came across this amazing news, we decided to share it with our regular readers who are keen on knowing more about cars and some relevant news.

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Mitsubishi Pajero facelift goes on sale in Japan

Hey Pajero Lovers! Get ready for the latest Mitsubishi Pajero facelift which is being unveiled in the Japanese market now. Mitsubishi introduced its fourth generation SUV in 2006 and it is the second time they have updated it. Basically this car is basically the newer version of its predecessor which the company introduced back in 1999. The car was highly anticipated and is expected to beyond its previous versions. As for what has been added or subtracted in or from the car is as follows.

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A new full length grill has been added which is bordered by two large chrome bars and is at the front which has been inspired by concepts from Tokyo 2013. LED positioning lights have been installed at the front bumper which also has been reshaped. The spare tyre cover has actually been included in both the model, Exceed and Super Exceed.34890511169987753

A high tech sound system has been installed which is made up of deadening material, apart from that the interior of the car has also been well improved with a metallic trim which encircles the central air vents. The air-conditioning controls as well as the central surrounding head unit, they both are finished in wood grain trim which is for the models, like Super Exceed and piano black for the Exceed & VR-II models.13623668291147135253-630x419

Mitsubishi fourth generation, Pajero facelift will prove to be a huge success for the company and would play a vital role. Pajero is one of those types of cars which are liked by millions across the globe, including many business people and sportsmen because of its ability to run on and off road a the same time.This fourth generation model of the car with such high tech integration and body enhancement is going to make the car appealing to a large audience.

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FBI warns driverless cars could become new ‘lethal weapon’ for terrorists

self-driving_car_-_4Ever since Google was reported to have been working on this project of self-driving cars, there have also been issues related to this product. The very first issue that arose was the road traffic security. Because even those cars which people drive are not guaranteed to not have any accidents, besides people witness numerous of them on daily basis. Then how about cars which won’t be driven by anybody but some software only? To what extent such cars can be given a guarantee of not having any accident? 9.siWhat if the system stops working in the ongoing traffic? Many of such issues of this nature were there in people’s mind. Further to this insecurity being caused by self-driving cars the recent internal report coming from FBI suggests that driverless cars carry a higher rate of being misused as lethal weapon by terrorists or criminals as well.

An internal recent FBI report suggests that the self driving cars are being considered as being a “game changing” vehicle. The self-driving cars carry a higher risk of being misused fully by criminals as potential lethal weapon and can be exploited by terrorists as self-driving bombs. imagesThe report further states the predictions coming from FBI which suggest that driverless cars would in the long run “have a high impact on transforming what both law enforcement and its adversaries can operationally do with a car.”

Google’s driverless car would not have any steering and would be traveling at just 25 mph, such cars will use a system consisting of lidar i.e laser ranging, radar, video cameras as well as the GPS, the car would highly depend on the GPS system as it will be driving force, instructing the car when to turn or stop or slow down or speed up or when a car is behind or in front and so on.

Criminals as they are always in search of ways they could use to cause harm or damage, for them, self driving cars can might be a rolling bombing platforms for terrorist which will work same as a suicide bombing but without a person driving.

maxresdefaultMoreover, the report also states ”Autonomy … will make mobility more efficient, but will also open up greater possibilities for dual-se applications and way for a car to be more of a potential lethal weapon that it is today, “

It has further been noted that shooters may exploit such cars by shooting from the window without having to worry about watching the roads.

 Google statement happens to be otherwise which suggests, “They’ll be designed to operate safely and autonomously without requiring human intervention. Our software and sensors do all the work. The vehicles will be very basic but they will take you where you want to go at the push of a button.”images (1)

Yet again, as everything else has some positive and negative aspects attached to them, so do these driverless cars, according to FBI, such cars can also play a major role in investigating crimes, keeping an eye on a suspect and so on. “Surveillance will be made more effective and easier, with less of a chance that a patrol car will lose sight of a target vehicle,” included in the report. 32 “In addition, algorithms can control the distance that the patrol car is behind the target to avoid detection or intentionally have a patrol car make opposite turns at intersections, yet successfully meet up at later points with the target.” Google has been working very closely in order to make the their self-driving cars as safe as possible so that people could make the most of it.

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Cost of Automobile Ownership

Almost every grown person has this desire of owning a car since it is one of the best transport that one can have, and this is what makes car to be desired by many globally. But as we all know that cars are not something cheap, they require some money in order to be bought. Many, in order buy a car people manage to some how gather the money required but try not to forget there are many other expenses attached with having a car as only buying a car is not enough, you have to bear many other expenses of it which are listed in the info-graphic below!car-ownership-infographicCost of Automobile Ownership http://www.paaco.com/cost-of-automobile-ownership/7918.

Datsun’s New project Redi-Go Goes Public

Introducing Datsun Redi-Go Project

The Datsun redi-Go is the new concept vehicle which is being showcased at the annual meeting of Nissan. This meeting was held in Japan and was led by the chairman of the company, Carlos Ghosn.

The concept vehicle was showcased at the 2014 Indian Auto Expo and it is the preview of Datsun’s third product of the year. The new product will be put up at a lower cost than that of the Datsun Go Hatchback. Taking a look at both the cars the redi-GO is given more edgy and sporty look. This new concept model will be the entry level car which will be shipped to numerous countries. With its outreach in many countries the likeliness of its availability is possible in countries like Russia, India and Brazil. The reason being that the market in these countries are still developing and has immense potential to generate profit through small, fuel-efficient and inexpensive cars.

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Like the previous Go hatchback, the Datsun redi-GO will offer personal mobility solutions and an affordable price so that the masses can be targeted. With the price point being low it is expected that this new car will be short of accessories and features though nothing is yet confirmed and its possible that Datsun comes up with a fusion of edgy look and clever styling.

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The produced version of the Datsun redi-GO will be built on the Renault-Nissan CMF-A Platform. This platform is made by both companies together for their upcoming models of the cars. One of the Renault’s entry level cars is the Renault XBA. This is a small car in which will compete with the Datsun Redi-Go. The idea of a shared platform is to reduce the cost in developing both cars, hence maximizing the profits of the companies for the price at which they will be sold.

The technical aspects of the Datsun redi-Go is still shady as not much is being told as yet but the speculations suggests that is will have a 800cc petrol engine and will be developed in at the Renault-Nissan Technology Business Center in India.

This smart car after production will have a tough time competing against its rivals, Maruti- Suzuki Alto and Hyundai Eon. Both of these cars have already been successful in capturing the market and with an addition of the same class vehicle, it’s will be interesting to see the shift in the car industry.

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Top 10 Best-Selling Cars: February 2014

As the winter season approached with it, it took some positive and negative change in the automobile industry. Statistics suggest that in February this year the sales for many automobile manufacturers remained in hibernation which continued for the first week of the February. The sales of many world renowned cars went down by a very noticeable percentage, sales of cars like Honda Accord went down by 12.1% as well as Hyundai Sonata, the sales of which also went down by a significant percentage as it was down by 14.1%, the sales of ford fusion and Toyota Camry also got hit which took down the sales of the cars by 14.3 and 7.3 respectively. In contrast, buyers’ consideration did go towards other famous brands likes of Chevrolet Malibus including Nissan Altimas.

Hit and Flop Cars in February in terms of Sales

This February has been very dramatic for the Car industry as the sales of many car were up and sales of many cars were down. Below are listed the cars that have seen a positive and negative results.

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 The below table lists the statistics of the above illustrated cars & details by what percentage which model has dropped or risen up.

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GALLERY: 2014 Honda Jazz previewed at roadshow

Car lovers straighten up! We got something cracking for you, because the information we got in store today is going to make your day! Wondering what it is we are up to? don’t wonder read through and find out for yourself.

I know that many of you would have been waiting for this day to come, especially those that are in deep love with Honda’s cars and how they crave for the latest model of its cars. Those have been using Honda Jazz would be for sure willing to get their car be replaced with the latest model of it, you guys, don’t have to wait any longer as the trial of your patience is over and the car you have always wanted to have is available to buy in the coming month. 2014 Honda Jazz has been previewed even before it’s official launch and this preview has provided us with an opportunity to record the information and present to you in this article. The pictures below are going to help you see the car in detail.

We have tried to collect pictures covering both the aspects of the car exterior as well as interior. Find the pictures attached below and get excited about the features, body and the over look and design of the car.

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How it looks!

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What a huge trunk it’s got!

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Wheels look pretty amazing and strong enough to last longer.Honda-Jazz-2014-Malaysia-Roadshow-4-850x566 (1)

Seats way too much comfortable!

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Be Car Care Aware

Hello People! hope you would be doing great and will feel even greater after having gone through this article and the below info-graph, specially if you happen to have a car of your own or have some interest in learning more about car related issues. One of the good things about cars is that people basically relate to them and consider them to be part of their family which is basically a good a thing, so they tend to give full time and due care so that it stays in the same condition for a longer period of time.

How about exploring a bit more about car care and try to stay aware! Lolz! There are certain areas that need to be paid some special attention towards when it comes to taking care of your car, besides, who can guide you better but the experts who have spent some time in analyzing car and their condition in different circumstances.

Considering your thoughts and the expertise of experts we thought why not combine the two and provide you with some valuable information that you should have if you already possess a car or as it might be the case that you don’t have the car now but  you will be having one in the near future. In either case better it is for you to keep yourself well aware of such issue related to taking care of cars.

 

 

 

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Japanese Carmaker Debuts Self-Cleaning Car

As it is accepted and known globally that Japan is one the few countries which has surprised the world by introducing different type of technologies. One of the highly developed sector of Japan is car manufacturing. Japan, being one of the best car makes that are not only good in the way that look rather, the strong body which Japan car manufactures offer is not found anywhere else.

Having said that, Japan car makers have yet again taken another outstanding step by introducing  self cleaning cars, the idea of self cleaning cars came to the manufacturers because of the few reasons. Car basically, is run by an engine and its beauty is in the bod0y and the combination of the engine and the body is what makes a drivable car. Since cars are driven at various places on different type of roads, there, are times when the need of washing the cars arises, as the people only to get their car washed need to go the lube where they will have to pay some money to get their car washed, and at time this can be a difficult situation as well.

Nissan's self cleaning car

Considering the above mentioned need of cleaning cars, Japan car makers have introduced to the world a self cleaning car, this car is pretty much able to keep is self clean with the built in self cleaning equipment.

NISSAN one of the renowned car manufacturers, has introduced a car with a self cleaning built-in system, this new and unique advancement in cars can become a cause of wiping out the car washers.   One of the spokesperson of NISSAN Germany, Alexander Sellei, has stated the built-in self cleaning system to be a good step and he appreciated the idea as well. Nissan has applied a new repellent technology to the paintwork on cars, which automatically fends off mud and dirt.

NISSAN is further busy in coming up with ideas which a customer is always looking for in cars, according to a report NISSAN is working its way with a vision and approach of providing facilities to its customers all around the globe that are not only needed by the customers but also those that make the lives of people across the globe easy.

What’s coming up next is yet to be seen since the tastes as well as likes and dislikes of people are changing constantly, and this change in the behavior of people is giving more ways and ideas to the manufacturers for a better business growth.

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