At the 2014 Beijing Motor Show, Mercedes-Benz announced the M-Class Coupe which will rival the BMW X6. The concept vehicle previews the final design which will be slightly toned down.

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While in the case of the X6 the practical conceived X5 serves as the base, Mercedes-Benz uses their ML as a technical platform for M-Class Coupe. The current generation of M-Class has been on the market since 2011 and is built at the U.S. plant in Tuscaloosa, where also Mercedes MLC Coupe could run off the assembly line.

The grille and headlights are very GLA with a more dynamic. The many folds and creases in the hood and doors also give the concept a sportier look inspired by the GLA again. Mercedes says the rear end was inspired by the S-Class Coupe.

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The 12-member Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers, which represents such companies as BMW, General Motors, Toyota and Volkswagen, filed a petition with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration to use sideview cameras instead of mirrors.

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Tesla and the Alliance argue that cameras could be just as safe while offering gains in aerodynamics. This is because side mirrors have to jut out farther from the car to be effective, and that creates drag.

“In light of future greenhouse gas and corporate average fuel economy requirements beginning in 2017,” their petition says, “camera-based systems represent an opportunity to increase vehicle fuel efficiency through improved aerodynamics by eliminating externally mounted mirrors.”

The filling goes hand in hand with the latest ruling by NHTSA that will require rearview cameras in all light-duty vehicles produced after mid-2018. Tesla sees [...]

2015 Audi S8 Test Drive And Review | Greensboro, NC

2015-Audi-S8-Shawn-Molnar-Sun-Media-Autonet.ca-01-750x500It was a pleasant surprise to check my email and find an invite to drive Audi’s latest iteration of their flagship S8 sedan in my inbox. I’d long respected Audi for its engineering prowess – the Audi Quattro S1 Group-B rally car and all-conquering modern LMP1 LeMans racers come to mind – but as a BMW driver with a distinct distain for front-heavy, understeering cars, I flew to Dusseldorf for the S8 launch with guarded excitement.

Audi has, after all, had a longstanding marriage with understeer. Just how does Audi’s flagship compare to the best from BMW and Alpina? A long, unrestricted stretch of Autobahn linked up with a treacherously curvy B-road served as judge and jury. I took notes. 

Audi’s [...]

BMW of North America Recall List | Greensboro, NC

BMW of North America said it is voluntarily recalling about 156,137 2010-2012 model-year vehicles in the United States because of a potential defect with the variable camshaft timing.

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BMW says the recall will address a problem with the variable camshaft timing, also known as VANOS, which could reduce engine power and further cause damage if not repaired.

“The unit rotates the intake or exhaust camshaft in order to alter the timing of the lift of the respective intake or exhaust valves,” a BMW spokesman said for Automotive News.

In a statement, BMW said that “in very rare cases, the bolts holding the variable camshaft timing unit housing may become loose or, in extreme cases, break.”

Should that happen, the [...]

New brake system for the BMW M3 and M4 | Greensboro, NC

Interview with M engineer Klaus Dullinger on the new brake system for the BMW M3 and M4 The BMW M3 and BMW M4 both feature …

 bmw-m3-m4-brakesThe BMW M3 and BMW M4 both feature a new type of brake system. Let us begin with the M compound brakes – what is special about them and in what ways do they differ from the M compound brakes installed in the previous model?

Klaus Dullinger: M compound brakes have a grey-cast friction ring in a floating arrangement that is connected by pins to the aluminium brake cover. The pin assembly means that as the temperature increases, it is able to expand freely in a radial direction and subsequently [...]

BMW Strut Assembly: BMW Service in Greensboro, NC

Does your car give you an uneasy and uncomfortable feeling as it lean its way every time you are on a tight curve? Or does it rock from side to side when you are changing lanes. Rear_suspension_strut_L_28.07.2010

If your car is having a drift form left to right whenever you apply brakes firmly at a high speed, well the problem then must be your strut assembly. A badly shaped strut can affect greatly the performance of your car when it comes to speed and durability. Along with it, a worn out shock can also affect you car’s breaking effectiveness.

We all know that shocks are the one responsible in giving us a comfortable ride in our car. But what we don’t know with them is that [...]

BMW Interior Restoration: BMW Repair in Greensboro, NC

Did you leave your windows down in the rain?

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Whether its Rain Damage.

– Scratches and abrasions

– Discolouration and spots

– Holes up to 15mm in diameter

– Rips up to 40mm in length

 We can make your car look like new with interior reconditioning & repair.

 BMW interior reconditioning & repair provides a fast and easy way to recondition your interior. At surprisingly low cost, BMW upholstery repair or BMW dashboard reconditioning quickly and expertly eliminates the problem. BMW seat damage caused by cigarette burns or sharp objects is fixed and your car is brought back up to BMW’s high standards of quality.

Whether its leather seat repair or holes in plastic fittings, [...]

BMW Exhaust System  : BMW Repair in Greensboro, NC

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It is sad to admit but it is true that the exhaust system is oftentimes overlooked and given less importance. Most drivers would claim that exhaust system doesn’t have something to do with how the vehicle performs on the road. While this is somehow true, you should not dwell on the thought that exhaust is only about releasing the gas out of the vehicle. If you are to consider how polluted the environment is, you would probably realize that there must be a good working exhaust exponents so that the terribly bad condition doesn’t lead to worst.

You can truly make a big difference by improving you BMW exhaust system. It is cool to have a pleasant and [...]

Land Rover / Range Rover Oil Leaks  : Land Rover Valve Cover Gasket Repair in Greensboro

One of the most encountered engine troubles or car parts related problems are oil leaks. Two of the most likely reasons for oil leaks are a damaged valve cover or ruined valve cover gasket, unless it is your oil pan that is a mess, then that is another story.

 

Land Rover engine diagramThe engine oil leak is one among the most annoying problems that could affect your Land Rover / Range Rover. Motor oil leaks can be due to a damaged valve cover gasket, which can cause motor oil to spread everywhere, dirtying your vehicle’s other engine parts and possibly jeopardizing them. That is why you should pay attention to the situation of your [...]

Mercedes-Benz Brake Disc Repair : Mercedes-Benz Service Repair in Greensboro NC

Are the Brakes Squealing on your Mercedes-Benz?

It might be time to replace your Brake Discs.

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The braking system being your primary defense against speed-related accidents, all parts of the said assembly must always be working properly. This is especially true among the brake pads, calipers, and your brake disc. The disc is the component that provides a surface area for the pads to clamp on so that your car can be stopped. The disc should remain tough under all the forces that the pads exert, and they should efficiently dissipate heat in whatever braking condition.

Incompetent braking systems are a big no-no if you’d like to attain safe and sound vehicle operation, and in fact, [...]

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