German cars…got to love them they, never disappoint. The BMW 4 series replaces the well-known 3 series. And naturally the 4 series strongly resembles the 3 series with a few significant differences – for starters the headlights and grill combo as well as the plunged hood are difference you can pick up just by looking at the two models.
4 series on top
3 series on the botton
Second difference is the interior, particularly in terms of layout, and material used. The dashboard of the 4 series is more attractive when compared to that of the 3 series. BMW went all out with this one. I am impressed and trust me I am not easily impressed.
4 series interior
3 series interior
For BMW the 4 Series marks the beginning of a new cycle and it is a sing of greater exclusivity and presence as if we did not already know that BMW holds a high degree of exclusivity. None the less they felt the need to hammer the perception in with the design of the 4 series. in terms of safety features, the 4 series has added side- airbags to the its long list of features such as stability control, traction. anti-lock brakes and the likes. So what are curtain airbags? They are airbags that pop out of the door rails above the side windows of the car. They literally for a curtain cushion between the passenger’s head and the window and they stay in place should the car roll in an accident. The 4 series has an all turbo-charged engine coupled with an rear-wheel drive. this means a more balanced car when accelerating as the load will be balanced and the front tyres will be reserved for all the steering responsibilities.
So how much does this German machine go for in South Africa, it goes for roughly R796 527.40. In words of JZ it goes for seven hundred thousand nine hundred and six and five hundred and twenty seven rand and forty cents….lol when put like that it becomes more affordable.
So a multi billionaire from Abu Dhabi owns a Mercedes V10 Quad Turbo sports that is made of white gold. Yes, made of white gold, not plated with white gold and its definitely not spay painted with liquid gold…its made of solid white gold. And with it shining like that I think I will need sunglasses.
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“The specially made car features a newly developed V10 quad turbo with 1,600 horsepower and 2800nm of torque. It is said to be able to go from 0-100km/h in less than 2 seconds, and can go a 1/4 mile in 6.89 seconds running on biofuel” )http://www.greenprophet.com/2010/03/white-gold-mercedes/) Does it even matter?!! its solid gold! and it cost him about 2,5 million USD *jaw drops*
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It’s mighty sexy and sleek and it has all that power. we cant even talk about how expensive it is because the amount is just ridiculous! A bit too much actually but I guess when you are multi billionaire these are the kind of toys you buy forget feeding the hungry.
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Video Billboards? …im sure you’ve seen those but have you seen videos on the body of a moving car while the car with pumping music?…well such has been literally illuminating the streets of London.
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The aim is to turn heads…and it is known as Mini Art Beat. Bet your will skip a beat when it drives past you. What happens is that the Mini Cooper Countryman is turned into a device that is custom fitted with a whooping 48 000 LEDs
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The 48 000 LEDs are then connected to the car’s sound system so that as you drive and you are playing music the pictures, the videos that are created by those LEDs move at the pace of the song that will be playing at the time…you understand? So what you do is that you submit your Mini Art Beat picture or video and then the system creates the patterns and the colours.
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There is a whole engineering and science behind it…I can’t get my head around it. All I can say is that it is Awesome #Amazeballs
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Classy, smart, mature, exclusive, executive, tasteful, timeless and definitely expensive-these are just a few words that come into mind when you think Mercedes Benz. Well Merc as it is affectionately known has created a machine that is almost the complete opposite of what it is typically known for. Like I said almost the toy I mean the car is still expensive, classy, exclusive and all that jazz but above it all it’s playful as in like it has this fast and the furious type of swag going on, you know what I mean? Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls, dudes and dudets I bring to you the Mercedes Benz A220 cdi!
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Its an A Class like no other, its a small, posh hatchback and is mad sexy. The A220 cdi is a cross between the Audi A3 sportback, VW Golf and BMW 1series. Its Sexy! It has so many lines that will have you squinting and tilting your head as you begin to wonder if the designers were paid by line. (www.topgear.com)
Sexy neh ( Image courtesy of: topspeed.com)
It’s not an electric car so not only do you get to feel the its powerful engine you also get to hear it…damn! (www.topgear.com)
It appeals to both sexes. It will be just as popular with the businesswoman or man looking for prestige as it will be with the mom dropping off the kids at school as well as with the student who has expensive taste and has the resources to satisfy that taste.
Saw a red one the other day at the UJ parking lot and I was like daaaamnnn momma! you are just a classy little thing. its sexy!
Students’ cars aren’t necessarily the cleanest. Between classes, assignments and internships we hardly have time to breath never mind cleaning your car…since I don’t have a car I can’t manage my shoes- I don’t have time.
So on Monday I took a ride to school with a friend of mine, miss Julia aka Jules and oh my was it a clean car. So clean you could eat off the carpet, the dashboard-spotless and she said it was only cleaned three weeks ago.
This is quite a special car, it was a gift on her 21st birthday and it still smell like its fresh from the box. Busy school life+ work+ tutoring+ spotless ride= Gold star on your forehead, keep up the good work!
I must say that December of 2006 was quite a rough one, doing Christmas shopping and having to get on to a taxi with a ton of shopping bags…my mom had sold the car (Ford Laser). One of the good Friday afternoons of April 2007 I got home from school and mama was suspiciously excited and she told me to go into the garage, I opened the garage door and there it was: Ford fiesta 1.4 2007 model.
It was beautiful. I loved it and above all I was just happy that I wouldn’t have to use public transport unless I chose to do so….gawsh I hate public transport with every fiber of my being. Little did I know that the silver grey fiesta would form an incredible part of my family’s life. Over the years the fiesta has been and still continues to be part of both good and bad memories. When I was four hours late for my matric farewell and my date left me it was there to drive me to where he eventually decided to wait for me. It drove me all the way from Mpumalanga to Jozi when I began my studies in varsity and it still continues to courier me from MP to JHB. And when my lil sister fell it became to an emergency vehicle that rushed her to hospital whenever the need arose and it still drives me to my siblings’ graves whenever I can no longer ignore the void they left.
This car resembled a fresh start for my mom as the divorced had just been finalised a few months before she bought it. She picked herself up and started her journey to being a single mother who would make a success for her and her children’s lives and she still continues to do so even though life had been so hard on her. Its amazing how much this car carries, its loaded and we still continue to load it with memories but this time around its just me and my mom.
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Iron Man 3 premiered early this year and it featured one of Audi’s most priced possessions, the Audi R8 E-tron. The E-tron is an electric car and no matter how rich you are you will not be able to buy this car as it is not scheduled for mass production…yes, sad but true. Its a four wheel drive of a different kind, mind-blowing to be exact, the four wheel system fitted into the E-tron is a Quattro system and with the car being electric and all that glam, when going around a corner it is able to slow/brake one wheel while powering other..ahh the genius of engineering and science. Iron Man 3 got the best review, even I agree unlike other trilogies this one did not lose its touch just like wine Iron Man got better with time. It must be said that the true star of the show was the E-tron, its small, fast and it completes Tony Stark/ Iron Man which is played by Robert Downy Jnr. With the car being electric its completely green as it has no exhaust pipe and above all it is a super car in the sense that it almost adjusts to the way you would like it to drive, its like it can read your mind.There are no gear changes and it “senses” and slows down automatically. With an electric motor the car is able to produce instant torque that will fling you across the road in gut-shaking violence, so I would advice you to go for a test drive, well that’s if you can get your hands on it.
On one hand we have the E-tron, a super car and on the other we have the Audi R8 slightly bigger then the E-tron fortunately you can buy one and Justine Bieber owns one. Justine, Justine, Justine…no hope. He covered his R8 in leopard print…why though now the car looks like a handbag. He makes me feel so… uhm I cant find the words all I can say is that he is one of those ungovernable young-ones. Somebody please talk to him as I walk into an Audi dealership to organise myself the E-tron for a test drive.
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