Monday, January 30, 2012

Audi LED Design & Technology - featuring the Audi Q7

Efficient, reliable, one-of-a-kind. Audi was the first automobile manufacturer to recognize the potential of revolutionary LED lighting technology and then incorporate it during development of its vehicles. The brand with the four rings has since acquired a technological edge putting it years ahead of the competition, and is a key driver of this innovation. Crucial for the exterior design: Not only during the day but also at night, all Audi models are recognizable at a glance thanks to LED daytime running lights. And each Audi has its own personality: The sweeping light strip on the Audi A1 exudes determination. And that of the new Audi A8 radiates strength and dominance: Its headlights were designed and constructed entirely on the basis of energy-efficient and environmentally friendly LED technology.

Friday, January 27, 2012

BMW High Automated Driving Mode.

This clip is a part of the BMW ConnectedDrive Future Lab. More details at

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Car Maintenance - Different Fluids Cars Use

Keeping the different fluids in your car clean and full, is part of your basic car maintenance that you don't want to neglect. By keeping your car well-maintained you can help prevent breakdowns or future problems. It's not uncommon to see an engine go well over 200,000 miles if it has been properly maintained. If you don't know where to find the fluids in your car you can always refer to your owner's manual to find them, and see what maintenance is required.
Here are the different fluids your car uses. It's also important to know what these fluids look like so you can identify them if you have a leak.
Engine Oil (Dark amber or brownish color) - The motor oil in your car keeps all the engine parts working and lubricated, without this oil your engine would seize up and stop running. Check your engine oil at least once a month and make sure it is filled to the mark on the oil dipstick. Make sure you put the proper type oil in your car by checking with your owner's manual.
Power Steering Fluid (Goes in clear but turns darker with usage and age) - This keeps your car turning easily and effortlessly.
Automatic Transmission Fluid (Usually a reddish or pinkish color) - This important reddish, fluid allows your car to move backwards and forwards easily and smoothly by shifting gears while you drive. A manual transmission may use several different fluids. Check your owner's manual to make sure you are using the right fluid.
Brake Fluid (Goes in clear but turns amber with usage) - There is a reservoir for the master cylinder up on the firewall of the engine compartment where you can check the level of fluid. Keep it up to the full mark. The brake fluid allows you to stop your car. Without brake fluid you literally have no brakes.
Engine Coolant or Anti-freeze (Florescent-colored green or orange liquid) - Keeps the cylinder heads and engine block cool so your engine doesn't overheat and seize up.
Rear End Oil (Dark amber or brownish color) - This allows your drive axle to turn freely and smoothly.
Windshield Washer Fluid (Usually a blue color) - Used to help keep your windshield clean and streak free for good visibility.
It is important to maintain the proper levels of fluids in your car for safe operation and in preventing trouble down the road. If you notice any signs of these oils or fluids on your garage floor they need your immediate attention before causing serious problems and damage.
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Saturday, January 21, 2012

S-Class Mercedes 4 Door Cabriolet: The Replacement for Maybach

The new s class Mercedes, which is ready for it's makeover, has popped up with an S-Class 4 door Cabriolet, the first of it's kind. It's built off of the Maybach to Pullman platform and it shows. This concept alone is a statement, the new one could change the game.

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Tips for Driving in the Rain

One of the most common natural driving hazards is a rainstorm. Many people do not realize that there are certain rules for driving in the rain that are different when driving in dry conditions. Here are some tips for getting to your destination safely if you must travel when the weather is less than favourable.
If you're venturing out during a rainstorm after the skies have been dry for a while, it is best to be very careful during the first few hours of your trip. The reason for this is because motor oil and grease from automobiles inevitably ends up on the road, and when the roads are dry it stays there. However, when it first begins to rain, the rainwater mixes with these elements, causing slick spots. It will take time for the rain to wash these fluids away, so the first few hours of a rainstorm can be more dangerous than the later hours.
You should assume that your trip in a rainstorm will take you longer. You will need that extra time to drive more slowly than you otherwise would. Traffic jams are common during rainstorms, as is flooding of the roads, which will delay your arrival at your destination.
You should stay in the middle of the road so that you don't drive through large water puddles that collect on the sides of the road. If you drive through these large puddles, you may be damaging your engine by allowing water to splash into it.
Whenever it rains, you should make sure to use your headlights. This is because the darkened sky makes it naturally harder to see and harder for other drivers to see you.
Don't attempt to drive when the rain is pouring down to the extent that you are unable to see the road. If you are already on the road when this happens, you will need to find a place to pull over and wait until the rain subsides.
Try to stay away from vehicles with large tires such as buses and trucks. These tires can cause a greater amount of water to spray from them, which could hit your windshield and temporarily block your view, which is always dangerous.
Hydroplaning is a common occurrence in the rain, and can cause the tires to lose traction. If this happens to you, drive the car as straight as you can until the traction returns to your tires. Don't abruptly slow down; you could end up skidding instead.
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Sunday, January 15, 2012

BMW M. Preview 2012 Interview.

An interview with Dr. Friedrich Nitschke, President of BMW M GmbH. He's giving a review for the successful year 2011 and will give preview of BMW M for 2012.

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Best Tips for Maintenance of Imported Cars

Owning imported cars is certainly a matter of pride, and driving them is a great experience. However, it is also important for luxury car owners to pay attention to their car maintenance schedule. Complete servicing according to scheduled dates is necessary, but it is also important to take care of imported cars during everyday use. It helps avoid several possible problems that may arise in future. This article covers some basic but very important tips for imported car maintenance.
Follow Manufacturer Recommendations
Every car manufacturer suggests some essential guidelines along with a recommended maintenance schedule. People are advised to strictly follow these recommendations. It includes various limitations during initial days of driving, suggestions for safety, replacement time of certain parts, and correct use of all the advanced features of imported cars. It may not seem so important in the beginning, but they have a great impact on cars.
Be Extra Cautious For Your Imported Luxuries
Owners are advised to be extra cautious about their cars and their performance. Pay attention to the sound of your engine, any strange noises coming from your engine may turn into a major issue. In case of any such issue contact a manufacturer approved service center. Also, keep an eye on car tires. Check manually for any rough patches or tear (if any). If necessary, get the tires replaced before the damage results in a blow-out.
Use Genuine Spare Parts
Genuine spare parts extend the life of any vehicle and enhance performance. Therefore, it is very important for owners to purchase only genuine spare parts for their luxury cars. Cost cutting while purchasing spare parts is not a wise decision. It may end up being a disaster. Therefore, trust only manufacturer approved service centers for genuine spare parts.
Servicing and Maintenance
Owners often have problems finding a manufacturer approved car servicing and maintenance center. Although, prominent manufacturers like Mercedes Benz, Audi, and BMW have manufacturer approved service centers in every country. But they are not enough to serve the demand due to the growing number of imported cars. However, there are specialists in imported car repairing servicing and maintenance. People can count on them for any kind of service and repair need.
People spend their hard earned money to purchase imported cars. To get the maximum return for their money they want to enjoy the ultimate luxury and performance offered by their cars for as long as possible. The tips provided in this article may mean a world of difference for owners and they can also save thousands of dollars on service and repair.
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Star Tech European in Vacaville specializes in European Automotive service and repairs. The auto repair business doesn't have the best reputation, so we go the extra mile to build trust. That includes taking extra time to really explain what your car needs and why. Our goal is to give professional, friendly, honest service without the stress and hassle of going to the dealer. We will never sell you something you don't need.

Saturday, January 7, 2012

Timeless -- 60 Years of Mercedes-Benz SL

In spring 2012, the new generation of the Mercedes-Benz SL to the start. From tuesday, 24 January 2012, dedicated to the Mercedes-Benz Museum of the legendary series its own special exhibition. Under the name "timeless -- 60 years of the Mercedes-Benz SL" are all SL-series of the past 60 years presented -- for the first time together in a single room.

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Volvo Plug-in Hybrid technology explained

Volvo elevates hybrid technology up to a new level by adding a large powerful battery pack which you can charge in any socket.

Sunday, January 1, 2012

Porsche Museum: Sound Night

The Porsche Sound Night provided a unique opportunity to listen to the engines of some of the most iconic Porsche cars ever. Re-live some of the greatest moments in this video. More information on