Salome Joseph, executive producer, Anaiah Films started her advertising career with Enterprise Nexus in 1996, where she worked as an agency producer. Later, she moved to Leo Burnett, where she headed the still photography section. Joseph then freelanced as a line producer and started her own production house for still photography. She has worked with top notch advertising photographers such as Suresh Natrajan, Atul Kasbekar, Prasad Naik, Israar Quereshi, Ronny Sequera, Faroukh Chotia and Swapan Parekh. After a successful four-year run, she ventured into film production and has line-produced for directors such as Dibakar Banerjee and Gajraj Rao.
| ||| |LIST PRICE|$23,258| |IMPORTER|BMW of North America, Inc. 300 Chestnut Ridge Rd. Woodcliff Lake, NJ 07675 www.bmwmotorcycles.com | |CUSTOMER SERVICE PHONE|800/831-1117| |WARRANTY|3 yr./36,000 mi.| |ENGINE & DRIVETRAIN| |ENGINE|liquid-cooled, four-stroke opposed-twin| |BORE & STROKE|101.0 x 73.0| |DISPLACEMENT|1170cc| |COMPRESSION RATIO|12.5:1| |VALVE TRAIN|dohc, four valves per cylinder, shim adjustment| |VALVE-ADJUST INTERVALS|6000 mi.| |CARBURETION|(2) 52mm throttle bodies| |OIL CAPACITY|4.2 qt.| |ELECTRIC POWER|540w| |BATTERY|12v, 16 ah| |CHASSIS| | WEIGHT: || |TANK EMPTY|587 lb.| |TANK FULL|629 lb.| |FUEL CAPACITY|6.6 gal.| |WHEELBASE|58.4 in.| |RAKE/TRAIL|24.4º/4.6 in.| |SEAT HEIGHT|31.6/32.4 in.| |GROUND CLEARANCE|7.5 in.| |GVWR|1091 lb.| |LOAD CAPACITY (TANK FULL)|462 lb.| |SUSPENSION & TIRES| | FRONT SUSPENSION: || |MANUFACTURER|BMW| |TYPE|Duolever| |CLAIMED WHEEL TRAVEL|4.7 in.| |ADJUSTMENTS|D-ESA| | REAR SUSPENSION: || |MANUFACTURER|BMW| |TYPE|Paralever| |CLAIMED WHEEL TRAVEL|5.4 in.| |ADJUSTMENTS|D-ESA| | TIRES: || |FRONT|120/70ZR-17 Metzeler Roadtec Z8 Interact| |REAR|180/55ZR-17 Metzeler Roadtec Z8 Interact| |PERFORMANCE| |1/4 MILE|11.22 sec. @ 119.24 mph| |0-30 MPH|1.3 sec.| |0-60 MPH|3.0 sec.| |0-90 MPH|5.9 sec.| |0-100 MPH|7.1 sec.| | TOP GEAR TIME TO SPEED: || |40-60 MPH|3.5 sec.| |60-80 MPH|3.9 sec.| |MEASURED TOP SPEED|133 mph| |ENGINE SPEED @ 60 MPH|3190 rpm| |FUEL MILEAGE| |HIGH/LOW/AVERAGE|46/40/43 mpg| |AVG. RANGE INC. RESERVE|284 mi.| |BRAKING DISTANCE| |FROM 30 MPH|28 ft.| |FROM 60 MPH|118 ft.| |SPEEDOMETER ERROR| |30 MPH INDICATED|30 mph| |60 MPH INDICATED|59 mph|
“In the early 21st century Toyota came up with the brilliant idea of making one part that would fit millions and millions of cars, and also built parts relatively cheaply in order to maximise profits at that time, and now that policy has come back to bite them,” he told Radio New Zealand (RNZ) this morning.
BMW said “in very rare cases the bolts holding the variable camshaft timing (Vanos) unit housing may become loose or, in extreme cases, break.” In such cases, the driver would be alerted by a check-engine warning light. Power to the engine could be reduced and “if ignored, the problem can become progressively worse, eventually leading to no-start conditions, stalling and engine damage.” Vanos is BMW’s variable-valve timing technology.
In the UK, the recall affects some 25,000 RAV4 and Hilux models bought between June 2004 and December 2010; these cars have a faulty connection from the steering wheel to the airbag, meaning that a certain turn of the wheel could cause the airbag to deactivate. “If connectivity is lost, the airbag warning light will illuminate on the instrument panel and the driver’s airbag may be deactivated,” the company said. In the US, that problem affects 1.3m vehicles, including certain models of the Corolla.
On the other hand, the Toyota Brevis came onto the market shortly after the Progrés. The latter’s market had suffered a setback. So many people lost interests in it due to the fact that it had failed in some countries. It was recalled due to the so many complications in its systems, something we will talk about some other time.