Sunday, December 23, 2012

BMW 730d Offers a Twin Turbo V8 Engine and So Many Options

BMW 730d

Equipped with a twin-turbo V8 engine, a long wheel base and plenty of interior legroom it's easy to see why the 730d is among the most popular cars produced by BMW. There are also plenty of options to make even the most technologically advanced driver happy. BMW offers a night vision system and a side view camera system just to name a few.

The 2,993cc common rail injection diesel powered engine is a glimpse at the genius that BMW designers have to offer. All of this power allows the 730d to go from 0-62mph in 7.2 seconds and tops out at a predetermined 155mph. The 730d comes equipped with a six speed automatic transmission and includes the Dynamic Driving Control System which allows the driver to change the set-up of the car by changing between Comfort, Normal, Sport and Sport + modes. While in one of these driving modes the car is still able to adapt the steering, throttle response and gear shift speed depending on the road conditions and the driver's style. The 730d features a double wishbone suspension in the front and a multi-link system in the rear.

While BMW has made some enhancements to the exterior design of the 730d, there none that are drastic enough to make the car unrecognizable to fans of the series. The grill is now in a more upright position than in previous models. The interior hasn't been changed drastically either, all of the controls are in their usual places and only some small changes have been made to incorporate the new additions.

One of the more exciting options available is the introduction of the night vision system which can detect if a person or animal moves into the path of the car and warn the driver. There is also the addition of a camera (front side view) that allows the driver a better view at intersections. The lane departure system is able to monitor road signs and marks and will notify the driver if the veer into the other lane accidentally. The Speed Limit Warning System is able to decipher road signs and can notify the driver if they are in danger of going over the posted speed limit.

BMW has not forgotten the systems that many drivers have become reliant on. They have included their Dynamic Stability Control + system along with Hill Start Assist, Brake drying and pretensioning is also included in the 730d.

Not only is the 730d a well-designed technologically advanced automobile, BMW has also made it quite efficient. By incorporating their Efficient Dynamics system, the 730d averages 39.2mpg and emits 192g/km of CO2. Along with all of the other advanced and well-designed systems included in the 730d, BMW has designed an automobile that will not only give the driver power when needed, but will also run efficiently while doing so.

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Why to Go for Professional Driving Lessons

Getting geared up to learn driving is definitely an important phase in your life, similar to the time when you took your first step or you rode a bicycle for the first time.

People often find themselves on a crossroad at this point as they find it difficult to choose between learning from a relative/friend and going for some professional driving lessons.

Although learning from acquaintances is a popular phenomenon, it comes with a series of drawbacks. Such people come without any professional training background, and thus their lessons lack in knowledge and a structured approach.

On any day, taking professional lessons in driving is a better option. Although there are plenty of reasons, the following are some of the main advantages:

Moulds you to become a responsible driver - Approved driving instructors are equipped with the right knowledge, experience and training to teach you well.

Certified & insured trainer - Professional driving instructors are legally certified and insured people. So, when you are learning under their guidance, you can rely on their instructions completely. Further, you can be free from any liability in case of any damage to the vehicle during the lessons.

Trims down the probability of fines - When trained by a professional instructor, you are sure to having clear and complete knowledge of rules regarding road and safety.

Unlike casual lessons where no training regarding road rules is given, a formal driving program equips you with a detailed know-how about traffic rules, signs & symbols and the dos & don'ts of driving. So, when you drive the road all by yourself, there are lesser possibilities of you getting fined for breaking traffic rules.

Conceptual clarity before getting onto the road - Would you prefer going for practical exams of a subject in which you have no theoretical knowledge? An obvious answer would be 'No!' Then imagine handling the road without any conceptual foundation.

How to drive on a muddy road, what to do if you are stuck in traffic on a hilly terrain, how to park in a congested area and many such concepts are built only in formal driving lessons.

Boosts up confidence - Professional driving classes offer a structured approach to learning. Theory classes, simulation training, on-road practice with dual control vehicle and objective instructions of your trainer ensure that you are fully confident of your driving skills before you take on the road.

BMW 760Li - Technology and Comfort

The BMW 760Li is a mix of technology and comfort. BMW has made the 7 Series one of the most technologically advanced vehicles available to consumers. Along with all of the gadgets, BMW has also provided the 760Li with an engine that was designed to provide the driver with enough power to cruise through the city and fly when out in the open. BMW has installed a powerful twin-turbo V12 engine full of advanced technology. This powerhouse of an engine ipropels the 760Li from 0-60 in an astonishing 4.6 seconds where it tops out at a predetermined 155mph.

BMW has not made any drastic changes to the appearance of the 7 Series, except adding an extra-wide chrome frame around the front grill and placing a V12 logo on the side. They have also added chrome rain channels to the roof of the 760Li. The 760Li has a longer wheelbase than others in the 7 Series which provides a roomier interior that will make everyone more comfortable. BMW has also enhanced the interior by using alcantara head lining and burr walnut inlays which help create a luxurious atmosphere. The interior also includes heated adjustable seats with option of adding an air conditioning system to the seats. The entertainment system includes a multimedia system with a navigation system. BMW also offers an electric sun blind to protect passengers sitting in the rear from the sun.

BMW has also installed some standard safety features that include the Lane Departure Warning system that will alert the driver if they are veering into the other lane of traffic by monitoring road markings. The 760Li warning system can read posted road signs and warn the driver if they are in danger of going over the posted speed limits. There is also the option of adding a night vision system that can detect any person or animal that may have entered the path of the 760Li and warn the driver accordingly. If that is not enough, BMW also offers a front side view camera system that uses cameras located on the nose of the car to enhance the view at intersections for the driver.

With everything that the 760Li has to offer you might think that it is not as efficient as other models, but the 760Li averages 22mpg and emits 303g/km of emissions which is actually quite impressive for a car of this magnitude.

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