Hongqi L5 Luxury Car Looks Old School | Ubergizmo

Kansas City luxury dealership provides refreshing car shopping experience for surrounding areas – Yahoo Finance

Then again, if you can already afford a ride like this, it should not be a problem at all to address its fuel costs, right? Underneath the hood, you will be able to find a powerful 402-horsepower V-12 engine to provide the relevant amount of power and torque to all four wheels. On the outside it might look like a classic ride from the days of yore, but step in and you will be transported to the future. Within the L5, you will find that both driver and passengers do not come up short when it comes to their fair share of displays, and do expect its fair share of luxurious trappings inside.
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The German automaker says bolts that hold a camshaft housing can loosen and break. That can cause reduced power or stalling, increasing the risk of a crash. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration says dealers will replace bolts at no cost to owners. The company expects the recall to start in May. Quick Clicks BMW says another 170,000 vehicles from 2010 through 2012 with inline six-cylinder engines will not be recalled, but will receive an extended warranty due to the problem.
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In addition, the facility of Mercedes-Benz of Kansas City provides nearly every accommodation a car shopper could ask for, which further represents the quality of vehicles they sell. The efforts Mercedes-Benz of Kansas City has put forth for its dealership’s brand attracts interested luxury car shoppers from all over the surrounding areas. Car shoppers from locations such as Olathe , Overland Park, Summit, and Leawood Mo., frequently find that the value in choosing Mercedes-Benz of Kansas City is one that is few and far between in today’s market. As an added peace of mind, Mercedes-Benz of Kansas City stresses industry knowledge throughout every level of the dealership to provide an even more enjoyable shopping experience for its customers.
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Luxury, Exotic Car Dealership Set To Open » Business » Goshen News, Goshen, In

BMW, Daimler Upbeat on Luxury Car Outlook — 2nd Update – WSJ.com

All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Business 5 keys for businesses to succeed on Facebook With Facebook becoming such a normal and assumed part of daily life for the average American, most businesses recognize the value of using Facebook to increase their business visibility and brand reputation. Retailers and local businesses are no exce April 13, 2014 1 Photo Luxury, exotic car dealership set to open GOSHEN Exotic car lovers in and around the Goshen area will soon have something to smile about with the arrival of the Toy Barn of Goshen, a certified pre-owned luxury and exotic car dealership set to open in downtown Goshen next month. April 12, 2014 1 Photo Drew Industries sells extrusion division ELKHART Drew Industries, through its subsidiary Lippert Components, has entered into a six-year contract to obtain extruded aluminum from Atrium Windows and Doors, which includes selling Lipperts extrusion assets to Atrium.
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Luxury Car Makers: Pardon Me, Would You Have Any Grey Poupon? [Daimler AG] – Seeking Alpha

Audi and Mercedes,which both aim to surpass BMW in sales by the end of the decade,will follow suit by 2016. In addition to jockeying for growth, the German brands allface the challenge of getting customers to still pay a premiumfor cars as their engines get smaller to meet environmentalregulations. In the past, more cylinders and more horsepowermeant a higher sticker price, and a shift to downsized enginesthreatens that traditional German model. Three-Cylinder Supercar To reduce fuel consumption is still one of the biggestchallenges for the car industry, Thomas Weber, Daimlersdevelopment chief, said in an e-mailed statement. We have beenworking intensively from the very outset on how to improve fueleconomy, while at the same time increasing performance. BMW is rolling out the i8 this year, it says, to speak to anew kind of luxury buyer.
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BMW Breaks With Traditional German Luxury as Models Shrink: Cars – Businessweek

BMW to Audi Veer Off German Luxury Path

(Photo courtesy of Maserati) April 11, 2014 Drivers in Hampton Roads are about to get a premium dose of la dolce vita. Charles Barker Automotive of Virginia Beach will add Maserati to its expanding lineup of luxury brands as early as June 1, company Chairman Charles Barker said Thursday. The store will be located in the building currently being used by Mercedes-Benz on Virginia Beach Boulevard, and initially would be Maserati’s only outlet between the Washington, D.C., area and Raleigh, N.C. “The luxury automotive section is where we operate, and it’s a great fit for what we do,” company President Nathan Drory said. “It’s a natural.” For Barker, it’s a return to a brand that he sold in the 1980s.
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Management has proved critics wrong that 2014-15 will be more of the same.” BMW delivered more evidence of the change taking place on Wednesday when it reported its strongest ever month in March, defending its position as the world’s leading premium car brand, buoyed by strong sales in China and continued recovery in Europe. The strong performance of the BMW brand helped the group notch up record monthly sales of 212,908 vehicles in March, offset a loss of momentum at the auto maker’s U.K.-brand Mini unit as its lineup of new cars was delivered to dealers only at the end of the month, BMW said. In the first three months of the year, global sales of BMW brand cars, SUVs, Minis and Roll-Royce rose nearly 9% to 487,024 vehicles, helped by strong sales of BMW’s X-series sports-utility vehicles and the 3 Series cars. “This is the first time in the company’s history that over 200,000 vehicles were delivered to customers in a single month,” said Ian Robertson, BMW’s head of sales.
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Of course, this speaks well for the fat cats of the world but also for the rebound in the European economy as well as China’s swelling mid-upper class. BMW’s March sales were up 11% year-over-year to a record high 212,908 units (BMW, Mini and Rolls-Royce brands). It was also a record Q1 after a 9% increase year-over-year. Audi’s March sales were up 15% year over year to a record 170,450 cars. Mercedes’s sales were up 13% in March to 158,523 cars, ending a record Q1 that was up 15% to 374,276 units.
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Here’s What Audi Sacrificed To Make A Luxury Car For Under $30,000

Politicians and their luxury cars; More than just poll wheels

You get one standard on the $18,190 Honda Civic Coupe. Navigation: More forgivable, since anyone buying this car will have a smartphone. But it would be nice to have. Overall, I liked the A3.
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Best and worst luxury cars for owner satisfaction

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Globally , it would be 43-45 years. In the Audi ecosystem, India is our youngest market.” Dittos Mercedes-Benz , which has also been targeting the 30+ age bracket with its new compact line-up . Said Santosh Iyer, head of marketing , Mercedes-Benz India: “India is certainly among our youngest markets. Typically, emerging markets show a younger profile compared to developed ones. So China, Brazil and Russia too are quite young markets for example .
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() Save precious time tracking your investments CHANDIGARH: When it comes to four wheels, candidates are swerving widely. Some defy the financial prowess they demonstrate in assets declared till now while others line up the hot wheels. Sitting MP from Rohtak, Deepender Hooda of the Congress, for instance, merely has a 2012 model Tata Safari registered in his name, even as he has declared Rs 35 crore in assets. His opponent, Aam Aadmi Party’s Naveen Jaihind, has no vehicle in his name but flaunts a blue Maruti WagonR gifted to him by AAP leader Arvind Kejriwal for the ongoing poll campaign.
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Indian luxury car market youngest in world [India Business] [Times of India]

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Every time you drive it always performs well with predictable and quiet efficiency. It has sensible levels of practical and helpful technology that always work as they should. Read all the results for owner satisfaction from the survey Least satisfying luxury car to live with At the other end of the rankings is the Audi A8 (2003-2010) with a score of 76%. Though this is a reasonable score in its own right, a number of owners criticised the car for its extortionate running costs and sheer size.
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This Might Be The 2016 Maserati Granturismo

Luxury car owners aspire to aquatic versions

The Alfieri is a concept car that reflects Maserati’s classic GT heritage. Photo credit: Maserati Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (NASDAQOTH: FIATY ) made news with several debuts at this past weeks’ Geneva International Motor Show. But none were more striking than the Maserati Alfieri. The Alfieri — named for one of the founding Maserati brothers — is a dramatic rethink, at least stylistically, of the idea of a powerful Maserati grand touring car. Maserati says that its design represents the “essence” of its brand, and Fiat’s design chief dropped some big hints suggesting that “something very similar” to the Alfieri was likely to go into production in a couple of years.
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Luxury cars gaining popularity in Myanmar

Actual data on the take-up rate of new vehicles is not available – but it is estimated Yangon has already has more than 200,000 vehicles on its streets. Steve Martin, Asia Pacific regional business manager at Jaguar Land Rover, said: “In terms of buying power, we believe that given that Myanmar has been closed for so long, and now it has really opened with a bang, we believe that there’s a lot of pent-up demand among people who really want to buy luxury items, and clearly cars are significant investments along those lines.” Jaguar Land Rover is just one of many international automobile players entering the Myanmar market – its confidence fuelled by the country’s fast growing economic development. Despite high levels of poverty currently, Myanmar is forecast by the Asian Development Bank to record growth of up to 7.8 per cent per year, and triple its per capita income by 2030. With that comes a potential sky-rocketing of citizens’ purchasing power, and the auto sector is poised to take advantage. Chin Kee Min, general manager at Cycle & Carriage Automobile Myanmar, said: “Currently I think we’re projecting about 200-300 Mercedes Benz a year for the current year.
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It costs about $1.3 million. It’s Mercedes Benz rival has twin 1,650-horsepower Mercury Racing engines and a lightweight body. The boat can reach speeds of 140 mph. It costs US$1.5 million.
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Cops Bust Syndicate Using Luxury Cars To Smuggle

Ride in a Luxury Car like an A-Lister with Rex Luxury Car Rental

No arrests were made because the suspects escaped on foot upon seeing the police in the 6am incident. Selangor police head Senior Deputy Comm Datuk Mohd Shukri Dahlan said police had identified the suspects, adding that he was confident they would be arrested soon. “When the police got to the location, the suspects escaped. No illegal items were found in the vehicles.
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At a smooth $381,000, the Roadster is considered to be the most expensive car in Lamborghini history. This is the car Justin Verlander brought with him to spring training. A Lamborghini Aventador. pic.twitter.com/nY5GUnDz4W Big Mike (@Michael_Allen24) February 19, 2014 The six-time All-Star and 2011 AL MVP says he picked up the car collecting bug from his dad. Verlander’s collection has grown so large that it outnumbers the spots in his eight-car garage at his home in Virginia.
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Another Day, Another Expensive Luxury Car For Tigers Ace Justin Verlander

Whether your goal is to visit the Santa Monica Mountains near Malibu in a Jeep Patriot or zip through the glitzy streets of Beverly Hills in a BMW 335i Convertible Turbo, Rex Luxury Car Rental will provide you with a dependable, pristine vehicle that is perfectly suited to your needs. You can be sure that a vehicle from Rex Luxury Car Rental is sure to turn heads among LA’s upper crust and add a touch of class to your stay. About Rex Luxury Car Rental Rex Luxury Car Rental has been serving the Greater Los Angeles area since 1989, and provides exceptional customer service to both first-time patrons and its loyal customer base. Each vehicle in the company’s luxury fleet comes from the world’s finest craftsmen. This makes for an exhilarating journey on Los Angeles’ streets, whether a customer chooses to drive or hire a driver.
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Performance Cars Of 2014

Forza Motorsport 5 To Receive 10 New Performance Cars

Lexus A sporty Lexus coupe should arrive before the end of the year. Based on the current-generation IS series, the Lexus RC coupe will offer rear-wheel-drive dynamics along with V6 power. A high-performance RC-F model with a revised 5.0-litre V8 from the IS-F should follow shortly after. Lotus is set to offer an open-top version of its Exige S coupe around March. The car will have sharp dynamics along with strong power from a supercharged V6 motor.
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2014 | Posted In News | By Richie Reitzfeld Turn 10 studios have announced that an all new DLC will be available for the Xbox One exclusive Forza Motorsport 5 today. This new package, named The Smoking Tire Car Pack For Forza Motorsport 5 , will feature ten all new performance vehicles for gamers to feel out and burn some rubber with. The pack will feature 2013 Abarth Punto Supersport, 2000 BMW Z8, 1994 Nissan Fairlady Z Version S Twin Turbo, 2002 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am Ram Air, 2011 Ferrari FF, 1968 Alfa Romeo 33 Stradale, 1966 Chevrolet Nova SS, 2004 Maserati MC12, 1992 Toyota Celica GT-Four ST185 and 1995 Audi RS 2 Avant. In addition to the sparkly list of all new playable vehicles, Turn 10 has included in the patch a number of in-game fixes that will target various issues that have popped up since the games release.
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Jardine To Buy 20% Stake In China Luxury Auto Dealership

2014 Kia Cadenza — a new entrant in the near-luxury field

Zhongshengs shares rose 8.9 percent, the most since December 2011, to close at HK$12.54 in Hong Kong . Jardines shares fell 1.5 percent to $34.10 in Singapore. Strategic Investment Zhongsheng is one of China s premier motor dealership groups representing many internationally renowned marques, Adam Keswick, Jardine Strategics director, said in a statement. This long-term strategic investment provides us with a greater exposure to the Mainland market in a sector we understand well and in which we believe that Zhongsheng has the potential for substantial growth. Jardine sells Mercedes-Benz and Citroen vehicles in Singapore and Malaysia through its Singapore-listed unit, Jardine Cycle & Carriage Ltd., which in turn owns the majority share in Jakarta-based PT Astra International, a distributor of Toyota cars and Honda Motor Co. motorcycles.
Full Article: http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2014-01-20/china-auto-dealer-to-raise-722-million-from-jardine.html

2014 Maybach 57S By Knight Luxury

Maybach 57S By Knight Luxury

The trunk is also covered in leather with carbon diamond stitching and an embroidered logo. Even the door knobs received screen-printed logos, while the full interior is trimmed in a sleek combination of black and red. Knight installed an Apple entertainment system that includes an Apple TV module and two iPads sith Apple keyboard in the rear of the car. Gallery Maybach 57S By Knight Luxury Press Release The “outing” of Daimler AG – at that time still DaimlerChrysler AG – in the chapter of Maybach has lasted exactly ten years, from 2002 to 2012. The core idea was to bring a vehicle as far as possible above the S-Class on the road, in order to defy so the luxury cars from Rolls-Royce and Bentley.
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(Ill concede the memory bank cars frequently have two different-size drivers.) Just a few inches to the drivers right, the passenger gets no such benefits. Theres a simple forward/backward switch and a seatback recliner. Huh? The passenger is chopped liver? Further: on the center console is a bank of switches for seat temperature.
Full Article: http://blog.sfgate.com/topdown/2014/01/20/2014-kia-cadenza-a-new-entrant-in-the-near-luxury-field/