Sunday, July 29, 2012

“MotorBeam Magazine August 2012 Issue, Download Now!” plus 2 more Motorbeam

“MotorBeam Magazine August 2012 Issue, Download Now!” plus 2 more Motorbeam

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MotorBeam Magazine August 2012 Issue, Download Now!

Posted: 29 Jul 2012 04:24 AM PDT

MotorBeam Magazine August 2012 Issue

We are pleased to announce the launch of MotorBeam Magazine, which will be a monthly feature henceforth. The August 2012 issue is the first issue and every month, the magazine is set to grow in size and features. There is a lot of interesting stuff in the first issue, teaser of which is in the video below.

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BMW Unveils C Evolution Electric Scooter

Posted: 29 Jul 2012 02:04 AM PDT

2012 BMW C-Evolution Electric Scooter

The Olympics 2012 opening ceremony had something more for the viewers. The Bavarian automaker’s motorcycle division, BMW Motorrad, showcased its first zero-emission E-scooter at London Olympics. The BMW brand famous for its luxurious cars and super-bikes, is entering the electric vehicle segment through its “i” series of pure-electric models. The original E-scooter was showcased earlier at the BMW Motorrad Innovation Day 2011. Post that the Concept E was showcased at the Frankfurt Motor Show, last year. Now, a near-production prototype has been developed and the same was presented in London. Named as C Evolution, the E-scooter will be given for drives to only select Olympics visitors.

The BMW C evolution has an electric motor which sits on a hybrid composite structure. It produces a continuous output of 15 BHP and a peak output of 47 BHP. It takes you to an electronically limited top speed of 120 km/h. The C Evolution is powered via a drivetrain swing arm. The swing arm is coupled to the alternator which is fitted behind the battery casing. It uses a KWh battery, which once charged, can give a range of almost 100 kilometers before the charging cycle. One can charge it in a regular charging station or at home using a regular household socket. A complete charging cycle is just three hours. The smart feature of this scooter is the ‘smart’ recuperation system. This system helps in regaining the energy during breaking or coasting. This means that your scooter will provide you additional range.

Now, aren’t these features smart enough for you to own one of these BMW’s marvels? The iconic brand brings with it a lot of end users expectations and this time too it shall live up to their expectations. The production model of C Evolution will be manufactured soon and should hit the roads by 2014.

Tuned Renault Duster From Elia

Posted: 29 Jul 2012 01:36 AM PDT

Elia Dacia Duster

Aftermarkets changes to the vehicles is definitely one of the in-things. Changing the looks, the features of the vehicles based on ones liking and mood gives the final satisfaction to the owner of that vehicle. Brands exist which provide such services. One such company is Elia which is based out of Germany. Elia is one of the premier aftermarket brands in Europe. Any tuning required in the cars from Renault-Nissan Alliance, Elia is the name that flashes ones mind first. And now, the German tuner provides lot of options to the owners of Renault Duster, the compact SUV.

Two of such options are the new “Color Concept” and the “Darkster” programs. The options indeed are luring. First let’s look at the “Color Concept”. In this option, the 4×4′s body is covered in a matte orange foil wrap where as the the wheel arch extensions, racing stripes, new alloy wheels, the roof, front grille, mirror caps, rocker panels and the bull bar are all in gloss black. Totally a new look your Renault Duster can get. The orange-black theme extends to the interiors as well. Upgrades are available on the exhaust and the engine.

Elia Dacia Duster Matte Black

The second option called “Darkster” covers the body and the trim pieces with a matte black wrap while the door handles, rocker panels, front and rear bull bars, and grille come in Chrome. The body rolls on matte black 20-inch wheels wrapped in tires size 245/35 20. Yet another theme that has potential to gain onlookers attention. Few other upgrades and features include the quad pipe sports exhaust system, LED daytime running lights that replace the regular fog lamps, LED tail lamps, a leather interior and an ECU upgrade that adds 16 BHP and 28 Nm.

Elia Renault Duster

The Renault Duster range starts at a price of £8995 (Rs. 8.04 lakhs) for the 2-wheel drive variants, while the 4-wheel drive variants start at £10,995 (Rs. 9.83 lakhs) in the UK. The Dacia Duster is offered in three variants in the UK – Access, Ambiance and Laureate. The Duster is available in both petrol and diesel alternatives, which the engines being the same ones we will get in India. The 1.6-litre petrol engine produces 104 BHP, while the 1.5-litre DCi engine is the Step 4 of the k9k motor, producing 109 BHP.

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