Monday, April 11, 2011

Bentley unveils Continental GT sedan

Bentley unveils Continental GT sedanSuper luxury carmaker Bentley on Thursday unveiled Continental GT sedan in India. Priced at Rs.1.90 crore, the two-door, four-seat coupe comes with touch-screen controls and is equipped with 12-cylinder engine and new six-speed ‘Quickshift' transmission, delivering 575 PS power. It achieves 60 miles an hour in just 4.6 seconds and reaches a top speed of 197 mph (318 kmph).

“India is aggressively growing in the luxury automobile space. We understand the growing needs of the market and hence we bring the new Continental GT to India. India being a key market for Bentley, we would see more key model launches in the coming two years,” Bentley Regional Director (India, Middle East and Africa) Chris Buxton told journalists here.

“We hope to achieve a sales of 100 units here from our entire range by next year. The Indian super luxury car market is estimated to be around 600-700 units this year and it is growing at around 30 per cent every year. Our sales in India are growing at around 45 per cent every year,” Mr. Buxton added.

The Volkswagen Group company has an exclusive tie-up with Exclusive Motors Pvt. Ltd. for selling Bentley cars in India that has showrooms in Delhi and Mumbai.
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Thursday, April 7, 2011

And the most stolen car of 2010 was...

And the most stolen car of 2010 was...BMW X5s and Range Rovers are the most desirable cars for thieves, new figures suggest. Together with the BMW M3 and Audi RS4 taking third and fourth places, these cars all hold the dubious "top positions" in the "top ten most frequently stolen and recovered vehicles of 2010", according to Tracker stolen vehicle recovery systems, which says that 65 per cent of the vehicles it recovered last year were worth an average of £25,000.

"Once again our top ten list shows the thieves' favourites, with the Mercedes SLK and CLK also remaining at the top of the league," said Stephen Doran, managing director of Tracker.

"The VW Golf is an interesting new entry at number nine, proving that it's not just owners of prestige vehicles who need to take note. In fact, 65 per cent of the vehicles we recovered in 2010 were worth £25,000 or less with just six per cent being worth £50,000 to £100,000."

The lowest value vehicles stolen and recovered were a Peugeot 406 and a Ford Sierra at £1,000. The highest value cars stolen and recovered were a Mercedes Benz CL63 AMG at £120,000 and a Bentley GTC at £130,000.

"With 84 per cent of all the cars we recovered last year being stolen using the keys, we remind every car owner to keep their keys safe at all times," added Doran, who said that Tracker worked like an electronic homing device, combining GSM, GPS and VHF technology to track down stolen vehicles.
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Friday, April 1, 2011

What Are The Most Expensive Cars To Insure?

What Are The Most Expensive Cars To Insure?Most people would say that owning a car is not cheap. It comes with many high costs and one of those cost is insurance. Insurance is a must-have and most people try to get the lowest cost possible. If that is the case, one has to make sure that he or she does not own one of the cars that is the most expensive to ensure.

Some of the vehicles that have been chosen by forbes as one of the most expensive cars are: The Porsche 911, the Lexus LF, and the Hummer H2. Those are all very nice vehicles, but they will cost an arm and a leg to ensure.
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