Like the coupe, the BMW cabriolet has gone through a rebadging exercise as well with the company’s efforts to identify their more dynamic models into even model numbers. Thus this new 435i cabriolet replaces the previous generation 335i model.
Despite the constant sizzling temperatures on our island, we do have pretty decent cabriolet weather. But as the recent weather proves, it all can change rather quickly here as well. And the convenience of a hard top folding roof becomes immediately apparent.
Besides the improved profile of the car, there’s nothing like the security of having a metal roof over your head even if it’s psychological. Considering that the roll over bars do a better job of protecting your noggin than the folding met...
BMW Group Asia opens the BMW World 2014 – Stories in Motion, which is set to be one of the largest automotive brand showcases in Asia. Held at Marina Bay Sands Convention Centre (Hall B & C; over 6,000 sqm of floor space), the event will be open to the public from 1 to 3 August 2014 and will be telling the unique stories of BMW and MINI.
The event also marks the official Singapore launch of the BMW i sub-brand, alongside the BMW i3 (purpose-designed premium electric vehicle) and the BMW i8 plug-in hybrid sports car.
The BMW i8 embodies a revolutionary, future-focused interpretation of the driving pleasure for which BMW is renowned. It was purpose-designed as a plug-in hybrid sports car offering agile performance and outstanding efficiency.
Malaysian bus drivers transporting the likes of factory workers and students, refused to enter Singapore after new toll charges were put in place. The charges have increased by almost 500%, and to show their displeasure, the bus drivers parked up their buses at the checkpoint and refused to enter Singapore. This caused a huge traffic pile up at the checkpoint. Thankfully, by 8:00 am that day, the traffic was back to normal, after Malaysian authorities promised to revise the toll charges within a week. As a result of the strike, many had to cross the causeway on foot.
Lamborghini Accademia will host its first-ever North American performance driving school (from September 14-17) at renowned Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca. The lead role for this year’s global Accademia program is the new Lamborghini Huracán LP 610-4, which has achieved great commercial success since its debut earlier this year.
The Accademia, developed by the brand’s motorsports team, Squadra Corse, provides Lamborghini clients with intense driving courses on the track, allowing them to take the first steps into the world of motorsports. It’s a captivating combination of high performance vehicles on some of the world's legendary race tracks coupled with fine dining and hospitality.
This is the fifth year of the Ferrari Summer Centre and it continues to grow. There were only 100 children taking part in 2010, while there are over 650 this year. Every day, from 7.30 in the morning to 8.30 in the evening, Ferrari employees can leave their children from the ages of 3 to 14 in the hands of 80 education professionals and the service is free of charge.
This is yet another activity that is part of the initiatives set up by Ferrari for its staff, to meet their needs. "I am very keen on this initiative that is an amazing example of company welfare and a well-run collaboration with local institutions. All those involved in the organization have done an extraordinary job." said Montezemolo.
The Range Rover Sport SVR has lapped the famous Nordschleife circuit at the Nürburgring in Germany in 8 minutes 14 seconds, making it the fastest production SUV around the Nürburgring. The impressive feat was carried out by a Land Rover driver testing a standard production example of the potent new performance flagship.
The new SVR, which made its dynamic debut at the Goodwood Festival of Speed in June returned to the Nürburgring this month to continue an exhaustive testing schedule. The Range Rover Sport SVR is powered by an updated version of Land Rover’s 5.0-litre supercharged V8 engine, which has been tuned to deliver 550PS – a 40PS increase over the existing V8 Supercharged derivative.
Tan Chong Motor Sales announced its light commercial vehicles (LCV) and passenger vehicles (PV) sales results for the first half of 2014, based on the latest figures released by the Land Transport Authority (LTA).
1) Nissan is now the 3rd Overall Best Selling Brand
Combining its LCV and PV sales figures, Nissan advances to 3rd overall* best-selling brand in the 1st half of 2014, with a 7% jump in market share to 13%.
The all-new third-generation Kia Sorento will be unveiled in Korea next month, featuring bold, swept-back exterior styling.
The new model boasts a lower roofline, higher beltline, more muscular stance, rounded shoulders at the rear and deeply sculpted body surfaces. Together with a larger, more upright grille, these design changes raise the visual sophistication of Kia’s best-selling SUV.