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Traffic control in North Korea

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February 28, 2010 at 10:39 pm

NAUGHTY VOLVOS ARE COMING!

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February 28, 2010 at 9:27 pm

Nike Hyperdunk Kobe Bryant – Aston Martin Edition

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Nike has combined forces with Aston Martin for a very special edition Nike Hyperdunk Kobe Bryant Aston Martin edition. This special shoe is like no other and features premium leathers and the Aston Martin logo on the tongue. This shoe is a must have for anyone that is a collector of Hyperdunks and Kobe Bryant shoe.
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World premiere in Geneva: LUMMA Design turns the BMW X6M into a thoroughbred sports car

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  • BMW X6M turns into the CLR X 650 M
  • 650 hp and a top speed of 312 kph
  • Broad aerodynamics kit and an undercarriage lowered by 40 millimetres
  • Wheels Blackline Monoblock in 23 inches

CLR X 650 M – that is the name of the BMW X6M after it underwent a rejuvenation by LUMMA Design. Instead of the serial 555 hp (408 kW), the V8-engine now renders powerful 650 hp (478 kW). Also, LUMMA Design increases the maximum torque from 680 to breathtaking 830 Newton metres. Thereby, the top speed rises to 312 kph. This enormous performance enhancement of the BMW is owed to the catalyst replacement pipes, the sports exhaust system and the adjusted engine electronics which LUMMA Design especially optimised for this automobile in elaborate tests. The matching sound for this newly gained power is rendered by the end muffler “Sportsound” with its four stainless steel end pipes measuring 100 millimetres in diameter.

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February 27, 2010 at 9:22 pm

Alfa Romeo Giulietta, world preview

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The Geneva International Motor Show sees the world debut of the new Alfa Romeo Giulietta which, from May this year, will be progressively on sale on all the major markets, thus relaunching the brand in one of the most important segments in Europe.

In the Centenary year, the name is a tribute to an automobile myth and Alfa Romeo. In the Fifties, the Giulietta caught the imagination of car enthusiasts throughout the world, making the dream of owning an Alfa Romeo and enjoying the high level of comfort and technical excellence accessible for the first time.

The Alfa Romeo Style Centre has produced a new Giulietta, a sports car capable of expressing both great agility on the most demanding routes and providing comfort on everyday roads.

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February 27, 2010 at 5:53 pm

AutoMD.com™ Ranks Best and Worst Cities for Auto Repair – Car Owner Fears About Unfair Repair Shop Quotes Confirmed – Advocacy Report Measures Affordability, Price Disparity Range and Shop Integrity

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Carson, CA – February 24, 2010 – AutoMD.com (www.automd.com), the most comprehensive and unbiased free online auto repair resource, today released its Advocacy for Repair Shop Fairness Report, the first to analyze how the top-50 most populated U.S. cities stack up when it comes to providing consumers with fair auto repair cost estimates. In the report, Memphis ranked as the best city for fairness and consistency of prices quoted in auto repair, while Chicago ranked as the worst.

For the report, AutoMD.com mystery shoppers conducted a fairness check of over 600 shops in the top-50 DMAs* (including a range of dealers, independent shops, and franchises like Pep Boys) by requesting quotes on a typical auto repair job: a front brake replacement job for a Ford Focus. To measure pricing integrity, the mystery shoppers called back two weeks later with an industry standard price estimate. The best and worst list was then calculated based on each city’s rankings for three critical factors, weighted equally:

1. Repair Affordability: The average cost-per-job for that city based on prices quoted by repair shops
2. Price Disparity Range: The percentage variance between the lowest price quoted and the highest price quoted in each market
3. Shop Integrity Factor: The percentage of shops that shifted their original quoted price by more than 5% when presented with an industry standard price estimate

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February 27, 2010 at 5:47 pm

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Audi A1: Pure driving experience

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  • Direct-ratio, electrohydraulic power steering
  • ESP stabilization system with electronic axle differential lock
  • Winkelhock: “Benchmark in the small compact class!”

Ingolstadt, February 26, 2009 – With its agile handling and direct steering, the new Audi A1 is just a lot of fun. Dr. Horst Glaser, Head of Chassis Development at AUDI AG, tested the A1 together with DTM pilot Markus Winkelhock. The verdict was as follows:

The new Audi A1 offers a very sophisticated chassis, balanced weight distribution and a low center of gravity. “That is a guarantee for maximum driving enjoyment,” says Horst Glaser, Head of Chassis Development at AUDI AG. Because it connects the driver to the road, the steering is one of the most important components of a sporty car. The A1 therefore comes standard with electrohydraulic power steering that has a very direct 14.8:1 steering ratio and is also more efficient than a purely hydraulic
system.

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February 27, 2010 at 11:21 am

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