BMW will mas produce its own electric car dubbed the i3, the i3 electric car trademark with kidney shaped grille, do have a lot of features that we see in science fiction movies, somewhat like a James Bond car with its state of the art features, we can say that it is more of a tech savvy car, than just purely machine.
The BMW i3 electric car has a 170 horsepower electric motor, powered with lithium ion running up to 80 to 100 miles on a single charge, Mode of Charging: Conventional power socket, public charging station, or a wallbox charger. It is also equipped with a 34 horsepower gas engine that is connected to the electric motor, so when you run out of gas you can switch to battery.
It is made from aluminum chassis and carbon passenger cell, the four-seater vehicle is also equipped with i-Remote an app that can be used to check your car’s battery level and condition, right in your smartphone, it is available in Android and iOS.
Released date will be on November for Germany and other European countries, around 34,950 Euros while in other major countries like the U.S, China Japan will be in the first half of 2014 around US $46,300 dollars.
Seems like in the next few years hybrid vehicles or full electric powered vehicle will be the next future of cars as more and more companies are trying to be eco-friendly by using green technology. From Toyota, Honda, Chevrolet and Tesla is trying to gain a foothold and want to have a slice of the pie in the electric vehicle craze, as technology in battery is improving and their capability to store more power is getting better. What do you think? Does it look good? Or you prefer other models and brand? Give us a comment.
Lamborghini one of the top manufacturer of luxury and sports car unveiled their new concept car the Lamborghini Egoista this is for their 50th celebration.
I must say I was empress with the design and the look of the new Lamborghini, its futuristic we can say that it is car of the future, very sleek very unique design of the new Lamborghini truly the Lamborghini do have a great concept when it comes to designing cars.
The name of the new Lamborghini comes from the word selfish, Egoista is selfish in Spanish as the Lamborghini Egoista is a one seater car.
The design of the Lamborghini was inspired by the Apache Helicopter, it is powered by a V10 engine with 600hp, I admire the design and the number of man hours spent to in research and design for the car but after I read it that it’s just a one seater car I was disappointed what’s the use of having a great item if you can share it with your love ones, especially your lady.
Here is new limited edition 2013 Corolla, the LE and S edition, it offers convenient with specialized features unique only to the 2013 Corolla LE the cars includes a 16 inch alloy wheels.
The dashboard includes a display audio with navigation end Entune, it also has a unique leather trimmed seats and special edition floor mats that will surely give your car a different feeling of comfort.
The cars also do have a unique black currant metallic exterior color. While the S will feature a 17 inch alloy wheels , each car will cost around $20,550 dollars and expected to be out in April.
The cars are limited version so if you are a fan of Toyota and got the money to spare it’s no brainer to grab one, think about the latest and great accessories they integrated with the 2013 Corolla LE and S special edition models, plus the fact that it will be manufactured for month period only.
What is the Best Car Air Freshener 2013 (Great Smell)
Here are some of the best air car freshener for your car this 2013, get an air freshener for your car that will last for so long, pamper your baby with this great air car freshener, it will make yourcars smelling fresh and odor free. It can neutralize smells and eliminate odors with ease.
See the list below of great smelling air car freshener for your cars. So if you want to buy one below are some of the best that will surely make you want more, relaxing and refreshing.
Air Spencer CS-X3 Air Freshener
CS-X3 car air car freshener, do have a great smell and reusable case design made from Japan with a smell of squash perfume.
“This air freshener is like a drug. Seems strong at first but becomes addictive shortly after.”, “Squash, it just smells so good, its like, an orgasm for your nose! ”
Febreze Car Vent Clips Air Freshener
If you want to have an odor free car and smelling fresh always the Febreze air freshener is one of the longer lasting car freshener in the market today that can last for a month.
“This is a very pleasant scent. Not sickly sweet like some of the newer scents.”” The product has met my needs and is exactly what I expected it to be. I would buy it again”
Armor All 78523 ‘Cool Mist’ Air Freshener Card
A car freshener with a cool mist smell and aromatic fragrance, the Armor all received some positive reviews, the negative thing is that it doesn’t last that long but still it has aromatic smell that makes everyone relax and feel comfortable.
“Clean, crisp, masculine, and refreshing scent.”,
Air Spencer GIGA, GIGA Clip
Squash smell and great aromatic smell, the Air Spencer from GIGA is one great freshener that you will truly love made again by Eikosha company from Japan it’s a refillable Ari Freshener that has a squash scent.
“This is real air freshener for vehicles. The scent is like no others. it can long last for a month depending on the weather.”” It smells like a squash.. really.. the Japanese one, its pretty popular smell there.”
Best Battery Tender for Cars Battery Charger Sale Deal
Get a battery tender for your car, protect your investment with a quality battery tender for your car, get a low current battery charger without overcharging your battery with this battery tender.
If you are looking for a good quality batter tender for your new car or want to replace your old battery tender below are some of the best battery tender in the market today equipped with latest technologies and strong and light weight battery tender that can charge multiple batteries plus this devices is easy to use just plug and charge, easy to hook up and set up.
Battery Tender 081-0069-6 Ring Terminal Harness with Black Fused 2-Pin Quick Disconnect Plug
Product Features: 18″ cord adaptor: Plugs into all Deltran Battery Tenders, Convenient for hard-to-access batteries and Adaptor plug is compatible with most heated suits for motorcycles or snowmobiles
Product Features: Spark proof during lead connection, reverse polarity protected and includes a 12-foot output cord and 5-year warranty, Perfect for charging all 12-volt lead-acid, flooded or sealed maintenance free batteries (AGM and gel cell)and Complete 4-step charging program (Initialization, Bulk Charge, Float Mode) allows for optimization of battery power, without overcharging, Automatic charge cycle functionality switches to float mode after fully charging the battery and Solid state two color LED indicates stage of charger.
BatteryMINDer Battery Charger / Maintainer with Desulphator
Product Features: Safely charges 70% to 200% faster than other conventional constant voltage chargers, Maximizes cycle life and performance of all three types of lead-acid storage batteries, including flooded (filler caps), maintenance-free sealed AGM and Gel, regardless of size, type or brand, Push-button selectable type and charge rates for all size, type or brand 12V batteries including flooded (filler caps), sealed AGM, Gel, Interstate, Exide and Optima branded spiral-cell constructed dry batteries and 3-stage and ensures 100% full charger.
Battery Tender 800 Waterproof 12V Battery Charger
Product Features: Spark proof and reverse polarity protected; protected by a 3-year limited warranty, Designed for use on all AGM sealed maintenance free, lead calcium, and flooded batteries, 100% waterproof and ultraportable at a size not bigger than a computer mouseamd Complete 3-step charging program (initialization, bulk charge, and float mode) for maintaining optimal performance levels without over charging plus Automatically switches to float/maintenance voltage after fully charging the battery.
Battery Tender 022-0148-DL-WH 12-Volt 4-Bank Battery Management System
Product Features : Spark-proof and reverse polarity/short circuit protection, Contains four independent stations capable of simultaneously charging at 12 volts/1.25 amps per charging bank, Perfect for all AGM (absorbed glass mat), sealed maintenance free and flooded batteries, Microprocessor-controlled constant current charging and temperature compensated to ensure optimum charge voltage according to ambient temperature and Extremely lightweight at less than 3 lbs.
Recall:Toyota List of Car Models Faulty Window Master Switch
Toyota conduct a safety recall involving approximately 2.5 million vehicles, although this is just a minor problem still Toyota don’t want to compromise the name of the company and immediately conducted a recall of millions of vehicles, the problem is with the faulty Master Switch, the window glitch may create according to Toyota a “notchy” or sticky feel, melting of the switch assembly or smoke could occur and lead to a fire.
With this all vehicles with the model below are being recalled voluntarily and the company will involve inspection, switch disassembly, and application of special fluorine grease. The owners don’t have to worry about the payment because the inspection and repair is free of charge.
To all owners a notification letter will be received regarding the problem and instructions on the said repair of Faulty Window Master Switch.
Toyota List of Car Models Faulty Window Master Switch
The new Mini Roadster by BMW promises top performance and loads of luxury in one fun little package. This convertible two-seater is playful and sporty, boasting a powerful four-cylinder engine that delivers thrilling acceleration to get the wind racing through your hair.
Fans of the Mini Roadster face a choice between several different models: the Mini Cooper, Mini Cooper S, and the John Cooper Works. With a retail price of around $25,000, the Mini Cooper is the cheapest of the bunch, yet it delivers an impressive 121 horsepower. The Cooper S and John Cooper Works models are slightly more expensive, but customers looking for raw power will appreciate the turbocharged 1.6-liter engines that hide beneath their distinctive hoods.
The most powerful performance is offered by the John Cooper Works model, which delivers a massive 208 horsepower. All three models have very firm suspension, which allows the car to handle sharply on tight corners. The six-speed manual transmission of the Mini Roadster offers the driver total control over the car’s handling. Safety features such as dynamic stability control and traction control minimize your chance of getting into an accident, even in hazardous winter driving conditions, and four airbags protect the driver and passenger if an accident does occur.
The Roadster outstrips its main rivals in terms of fuel efficiency. Each model of the Mini Roadster gives at least 33 miles per gallon on the highway and 25 mpg in the city. These impressive figures mean that you are able to have fun on the roads without worrying about having a big impact on the environment.
The exterior design of the Roadster incorporates the Mini’s distinctive chrome grill and round headlights. The interior display features a typically large central speedometer, similar to other Mini models. However, the Roadster’s interior is much more luxurious compared to previous offerings from Mini. With 6-way adjustable seats and the option to add in-seat heating and leather upholstery, this car was built to let you have fun in comfort and style.
At only 6 ft 3.3 in at its widest point, the new Mini Roadster is characteristically compact, yet there is plenty of storage space in the trunk even when the roof is rolled back. Don’t be underwhelmed by the small size of this car; the Mini Roadster combines sportiness and luxury in a neat little package that is great fun to drive.
Guest post contributed by Jarrod Cohen, for Fremont Toyota. Jarrod is a mechanic and sports car enthusiast. He spends his spare time attending car shows and exhibitions.
50,000 model cars, year 2012 Honda Civic vehicles, will be recalled in the United States, and will be inspected; the problem the left driveshaft, there is a possibility that will be replaced.
The left (driver’s side) driveshaft in certain vehicles may not have been properly assembled, potentially allowing it to separate from the outer CV joint while in operation. Read the details below from Honda.
“Driveshaft in certain vehicles may not have been properly assembled, If separation occurs, the engine will no longer propel the vehicle in any gear, and the vehicle may roll away if the parking brake has not been set when the gear selector has been placed in the Park position, increasing the risk of a crash or personal injury. No crashes or injuries have been reported related to this issue.”
The customers with the Honda Civic 2012 model car is advised to take their cars to the nearest authorized dealers, when they receive the notifications from Honda.
Mailed notification to customers will begin in late-June 2012. In addition to contacting customers by mail, in late-June, owners of these vehicles will be able to determine if their vehicles require repair by going on-line to www.recalls.honda.com or by calling (800) 999-1009, and selecting option 4.
With its sleek, sexy style, an abundance of raw power and environmental credentials that make other high-end car manufacturers green with envy, the Porsche 918 Spyder is set to be the hottest thing on the roads when it is released at the end of 2013. This high-end hybrid combines two electric motors with a conventional sporty engine to deliver more than 700 horsepower and a top speed of 200 mph.
The hybrid system allows the 918 Porsche Spyder to avoid the problem that plagues most electric cars: the risk of running out of battery charge on long journeys. When the lithium-ion battery runs low on charge, the car can switch to burning gas. Running out of gas isn’t a concern either; the Spyder runs for an impressive 94 miles on every gallon. In comparison to the Spyder’s incredible efficiency, the 72.4 miles per gallon offered by its main green competitor, the Toyota Prius, seems rather pathetic. In terms of fuel efficiency, the Porsche Spyder even beats small cars such as the Ford Fiesta, which is regarded by many as an icon of economical motoring.
How can the Spyder perform so well on so little fuel? The answer lies in the hybrid technology that powers the car. Two electric motors are used alongside an ultra-efficient V8 engine to accelerate the Spyder from zero to 60 mph in less than three seconds. By combining clean electric power with the 500-horsepower gas-powered V8 engine, the Porsche 918 Spyder delivers enough power to satisfy even the most speed-hungry driver, without leaving a trail of pollution in its wake.
With a price tag of $845,000 in North America, and over a million dollars in Europe, the Spyder does not come cheap. However, for those who are fortunate enough to be able to splash out on a high-end sports car, the Spyder offers the perfect combination of luxury, eco-friendly credentials, and of course speed.
Anyone who wants to get their hands on a Porsche 918 Spyder had better act quickly: Porsche is limiting its production of this vehicle. Since Porsche announced that only 918 Spyders will be made, car lovers from around the world have been racing to place their orders with the Stuttgart-based firm. The vehicles won’t be ready until November 2013, but anyone who wants to drive into 2014 in a Porsche 918 Spyder needs to place their order as soon as possible to avoid missing out.
Guest post contributed by Jarrod Cohen, on behalf of Lexus of Bridgewater. Jarrod is a mechanic and sport car fanatic, in his spare time he enjoys writing about his favorite cars.
Golf Cart by Ferrari: When taste matters more than money
The present age is the age of the customers and the notion about human being that his needs and preferences never get satisfied is being contradicted with the invention of objects that are custom-made. Here comes another invention that would increase the amount of respect you have for cars.
Pennwick, a well-known name across the world in the field of custom golf carts, has created a stunning invention for golf lovers who were always concerned about the slow moving golf carts that took a reasonable amount of time in moving around the golf court. Running between the tees would now be easy as this car is equipped with a fast speed. Based on the concept of an electric golf cart, this red beauty named Pennwick F5 boasts of its resemblance with an Enzo Ferrari and so it is a much-awaited invention for all those people who always dreamed of possessing a Ferrari. So what if it is not the real one? At least the looks are real to give you a sense of pride in owning and driving it. Moreover, it would cost you $20,500 (the price for the base form of the model) which is not quite a reasonable amount when compared to the price of a Ferrari. This price of $20,500 is worth spending on such an invention, as it would provide you with a motor with 4hp and a speed of 20MPH. However, do not jump to any conclusion right away. This is just the base model and you will come across higher speeds in the other upgraded models of the F5.
The upgraded versions involve two models providing speeds of 25mph and 40mph with motors of capacity 6hp and 18hp respectively, which are stunning speeds for a golf cart. Driving would no more be an inconvenient event for those who hate traffic. This golf cart by Pennwick is featured with all the parts that are found in a normal car like headlights and taillights, mirrors on the sides, and an electric horn. Therefore, if you plan to go for a smooth drive on the highway in your “Mini Ferrari”, then you need not worry about the other vehicles passing by. Designed beautifully with a capacity of two passengers, this car offers you a safe and smooth drive in terms of its easy handling and ease in operations of the various gadgets installed in it. The gadgets involved are an hour meter and a battery charge indicator, which, as the name explains, indicated the amount of battery left over after a drive. The function of an hour meter is to let you know the time left with you for making the car reach the garage safely before the battery level reaches to the minimum.
Besides this, there are many more attractions. They include seats made of leather to provide you with enough comfort, an audio system to ease down your mind while driving, alloy wheels with a greater size of 15 inches, a harder top surface and a smart golf bag holder to make sure the car proves to be a good asset on the golf course. In addition to all these features, there is also a gas engine version of the model available for you to mark the car as a vehicle that is built on the concept of environmental friendliness, which is one of the major requirements of the present age vehicles. Therefore, there are certainly no reasons for you to wait and watch your neighbor to be the first one to grab this beauty. Go and get one for you now.
About the Author:Alia Haley is very passionate when it comes to blogging and writing. She is a gadget freak and loves to write on technology and most expensive items. Her articles include various aspects associated to technology.