Stand in your kitchen and arrange four slices of bread on the floor in approximately the same way as your car tires touch the ground. Stand back, fold arms, observe. Those four patches are about the same as the contact points between a cold road and your 3,500 pounds of rolling iron, glass and plastic. Those little squares are all that keeps your car adhered to the road. Wouldn’t you want those points to be the best they can be? Only winter tires can do that. All-seasons are, in truth, three-season tires. True winter tires — those with the snowflake symbol on the sidewall and on dedicated winter rims — are the only way to give your vehicle the traction it truly needs to avoid an accident this winter and protect your regular rims.
Christina Aguilera brings her voice Xtina is back. A recent conversation on the Houston 97.5 FM’s The Usual Suspects centered on why Christina Aguilera was booked to play a smaller venue like the Smart Financial Centre in Sugar Land when her name could carry weight in bigger venues like the Toyota Center. It’s a valid question. A big reason is because Aguilera has taken the last five or so years to have a child, stepping away from the hit music TV reality series, The Voice , in the process. But you can’t keep good pipes down for long. She’s on the comeback trail with this year’s album, Liberation , but it’ll be worth the money to hear her many hits, including ” Genie in a Bottle ,” ” Beautiful ,” ” Lady Marmalade ,” and ” Dirty .”
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One little-understood secret of the luxury-car business is the fact that a high percentage of luxury vehicles are leased, not purchased. But the most successful luxury-brand launch of this millennium — Tesla Motors — has gone very slow on leasing. Now an expert on the subject, Scot Hall, executive vice president of Swapalease.com , suggests that Tesla has a lot to gain by rolling out competitive lease offers on its Model 3. In fact, leasing might be of critical importance to the electric carmaker as its ability to offer tax credits fades to black.
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Cox estimates that in 2016, when the number of off-lease vehicles began to flow more heavily back to the market, about 65 percent of them went to wholesale auctions. That has fallen to an estimated 60 percent this year, Cox says, and is headed toward 55 percent in the coming years. Cox said its estimate is based on confidential information from finance companies. The balance of off-lease vehicles is being purchased by the grounding dealership or consumers exiting their lease, who face dramatically higher prices to lease again or buy the latest version of their vehicle.
However, while these are the only marques to have really persevered with horizontally opposed powerplants, others have dabbled. One company that had a fling with boxers is Alfa Romeo. Ranging from 1.2 to 1.7 litres, the Alfa Boxer was produced for 26 years, and though it’s not held in as high regard as the company’s Twin Spark and V6 engines, there’s clearly plenty of potential with these units.
The B4 S Edition 99’s top speed is at 188 miles per hour (303 kilometers per hour) for its all-wheel-drive Coupe version (left-hand drive exclusive), with a 0 to 62 miles per hour acceleration rate of 3.9 seconds. The Coupe rear-wheel-drive version can reach up to 190 mph (306 kph), but the acceleration rate is naturally tapered down to 4.3 seconds. If you’d like to go top-down, the rear-wheel-drive Convertible edition has a maximum speed of 189 mph (304 kph).
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BMW aimed to offer four different diesel models for 2018—the X5 xDrive35d, the 328d sedan, and the 328d xDrive Sports Wagon—but found demand very low and the need to focus on plug-in hybrids and electric vehicles like the much-anticipated iX3, an all-electric version of the X3 SUV. For 2019 it’s withdrawn all of its diesel possibilities except for an upcoming version of the BMW X5 SUV.