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The X4 xDrive30i should be arriving at dealers soon for $51,445, with the M40i following in late summer at $61,445. X4 xDrive30i buyers may choose from the standard xLine appearance package or the optional M Sport package. The xLine has front and rear skid plates, side skirts, and accents in satin aluminum, all of which supposedly accentuate the off-road-adventure aspect of crossover ownership. The M Sport has its own bumpers and skirts with gloss-black accents to emphasize performance, and it is close in appearance to the M40i’s model-specific bumpers and trim pieces. (Europe gets an M Sport X trim that plays both ends of that scale, with Frozen Grey accents intended to evoke rally racing.) That’s just the opening gambit on the personalization options that you can expect will swell the bottom line on most X4s. Having the factory right here in America makes ordering a car just the way you like it a little more practicable than is the case for imported models, and the company has now made it possible to order X4s with options from its BMW Individual portfolio. Because when you’re competing with the Porsche Macan, no options list can be too long.
Unlike in those bigger Mercs, there’s no old-style rotary input wheel with which to navigate the infotainment system. Instead, there’s an improved fingertip entry pad on the centre console (which works much better than Merc’s older touch-sensitive input system, it must be noted). Or you can use the car’s voice recognition system (a new set-up called ‘Hey Mercedes’, which seems to work well) and the duo of thumb touchpads on the steering wheel in combination to master the car’s various secondary systems. You can even get an ‘augmented reality’ extension for the navigation system that superimposes turn arrows on a projected camera view of the road ahead, as if you were playing some real-life game of Mario Kart on the Crooked Billet interchange. If that sounds a touch distracting, trust me, it is exactly that.
Be aware that many petrol stations in Europe are fully automated much of the time, especially after normal office hours. They tend to pre-authorise your card with a larger sum – typically €147 and then refund the balance if you put in less fuel. In the past, many refused UK bank cards but this appears to be less of a problem now. Also, be aware you might come across diesel fuel containing 8% biodiesel. This fuel – named B8 – is not suitable for use in all cars, so stick to the standard stuff if unsure.
Kei trucks serve as the real workhorses of urban Japan , but that doesn’t mean that every one is a quotidian beer-keg hauler or roasted-sweet-potato seller . Far from it— you’ll find some nicely customized keis on the streets of Tokyo , and kei manufacturers have built some interesting high-performance variants over the years. Here’s a pair of factory-turbocharged Daihatsu Move kei vans that I spotted while on my way to the Mach 7 dekotora-supply shop in a Tokyo suburb last month.
The stereotype of the slick, shady car salesman ready to part a fool with his money in exchange for a lemon has become ubiquitous over the years. Now, it’s turned into a full-blown meme. The “slaps roof of car” meme takes an imaginary conversation between a car salesman and potential buyer, in which the salesman ostensibly gives the roof of a car a good slap and says: “this bad boy can fit so much X in it.”
There are a bunch of different types of car games. Some are simulations, others are racing games, and others still are puzzle games. The topic grew rather quickly on mobile. Racing games especially have some of the best graphics of any mobile game. There are a bunch of car games out there. Some of them are pretty good. A few are great. Let’s take a look at the best car games for Android.
If you look at the distribution of model year prices for Porsche’s 911 you’ll likely find that it’s a pretty flat curve lying way up out of the average person’s reach, with a notable dip around the 996 edition. In comparison, prices for Chevy’s 911 competitor, the Corvette, follow a fairly standard inverted bell, or well curve. The oldest models command substantial prices. Those in the middle seem to be more prevalent and manage lower demand so their prices are commensurately weak. Newish cars again get decent bank, owing to their limited usage and contemporary capabilities.
Davido is someone who works strictly with plans and schedules. When he declared it was back to basics last year, he followed it strictly. And right now, Davido is selling out some of the World’s Biggest Arenas and getting invites to perform at festivals. This year, he revealed he would be setting up record labels for all his artistes as he wants to make them bosses rather than be one. As a CEO, he also stressed the fact that he would quit music at the age of 30 with the aim of going into film making and also setting up a big media house. Only CEOs make these great steps!
Follow CBSMIAMI.COM: Facebook | Twitter MIAMI (CBSMiami) – Flames shot high in the morning air at the AAAA car recycling plant in Opa-locka Friday morning. The blaze erupted about 9:30 a.m. when workers using a welding torch and metal cutting saw somehow sparked it. The types of fires can be particularly dangerous because cars contain lots of stuff that burn and blow up. “There’s a lot of flammable equipment. There’s always gas and oil left over in these vehicles. Tires can explode. There are contaminants, types of carcinogens that this kind of fire puts out,” said Miami-Dade Fire Rescue Lt. Kristen Miller. The owner of the junk lot said help was seriously delayed by the road leading to the business which is unpaved with lots of large, deep holes and mud. “We worry about the street because the firefighters, they take too long getting here because of the condition of the street. We’re not complaining about the firefighters, but they take too long getting here because of the street,” said Jose Concepcion. Chopper4 over the scene found a fully involved fire, not being fought at first because fire trucks had not yet been able to arrive. “You can tell with your video that I’m sure you shot of the road conditions, that it is in pretty bad condition and our large pieces of fire equipment do have a difficult time accessing in the condition that this road is at,” fire battalion chief Danny Cardeso told CBS4’s Gary Nelson. Concepcion hasn’t begun to gauge his losses, but junk cars are worth the sum of their re-sellable parts and that can amount to a pretty penny. Businesses along the eight-block stretch of Cairo Lane in the industrial area of Opa-locka can’t expect to get their unpaved street repaired and surfaced any time soon. Opa-locka is essentially living from paycheck to paycheck with scarcely two nickels to rub together. A storied history of corruption left the city millions of dollars in debt and two years ago Governor Rick Scott appointed a state emergency oversight board to take over operation of the city. Opa-locka remains under state control, largely dirt poor with no lack of dirt roads.