Monthly Archives March 2014

2015 BMW M3 and M4 price released (and LSD for 335i/435i)

M3 MSRP starts at $62,000; M4 starts at $64,200 (does not include S&H of $925).

Metallic paint costs an extra of $550;

Double clutch automatic transmission: $2,900;

Carbon-ceramic brakes: $8,150;

Adaptive suspension: $1,000;

Base interior is leather plus cloth materials; exteneded use of leather costs $950, and full leather coverage costs $3,500.

Driver assistance package: $1,900 (includes blind spot warning, active driving assistant system);

Executive package ($4,300 for M3, $4,000 for M4): heated steering wheel, key-less entry, rear-view camera, PDC, HUD etc.

Lighting package ($1,900): LED lights, automatic high beams;

You can download the pricing guide through here: 20...

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Most Popular Articles – 2014 March

Today is the last day of March, we summarize the most popular articles in this month.

Lexus LFA

Part 1 – car body frame
Part 2 – engine

Turbo Lag Explainedanalysis with test charts

Luxury Car RentalBMW, Mercedes-Benz, Porsche and more

Acura MDX Comparision2014 model vs 2013 model

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Rumor: 2016 Corvette ZR1 with 785hp turbo V8

One of our industry sources mentioned to us today, the upcoming Corvette ZR1 will be equipped with a twin VGT turbocharger V8 engine, which will produce 785 horsepower.

(Below photo is the 2015 Corvette Z06, not the ZR1)




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Why there is few Porsche vehicle crash tests available

The recent investigation report about the accident that killed Paul Walker in his friend’s Porsche Carrera GT indicates that, the 93mph speed before the crashing (the speed limit of that road is 45mph) is one of the major factors. Also, the 9-year old tires installed on the car is another contributing factor.

The Porsche Carrera GT is a limited edition production car which is sold in the US market for around 2 years. The car was discontinued in 2006 due to the reason that it did not meet the latest US airbag regulations.

In 2006 US airbag federal regulations, each car model sold in US is required to have dual stage airbags installed...

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What will the automobile industry be in the next decade?

You Might Want To Think Deeper About Owning Auto Industry Stocks

If you’re currently holding on to auto industry stocks and plan on holding them for long term growth, you probably might want to think deeper about it.

For some investors, they actually prefer privately-owned rather than publicly-owned companies (which issues common stock that you can buy from your brokers). The main reasons are as follows:

1. A public company’s CEO may not have a corresponding technical background. Although one may argue that management can still get professional consultations within the company for decision making...

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