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Fresh bmw 5 series to launch in 2010

With an entirely new platform and striking new design in the exterior, the BMW 5 Series is set to be unleashed in 2010. Generally speaking the engineered designs is a huge departure from the present yet ever intriguing E60 5 Series. The “flame surfacing”, however, is remained as is. It is BMW’s design play of concave and convex shapes.

Some of the new BMW 5 Series’ design cues are adopted from the current 3-Series. Examples of these are the rear lamps and v-shaped hood lines that extend down into the front grille bumper fascia, and the coupe-like roof-line that expands down into the quarter panels and luggage lid. In effect, the abhorrent “bangle butt” is gone.
BMW indeed continues to offer its customers a more advanced technology built vehicles as it makes the new BMW 5 Series with more striking appeal to the public. A Flex-Ray high-speed vehicle network architecture (for more agility), new torque splitting all-wheel-drive (which also known as Dynamic Performance Control), refined I-Drive (for an additional driving aid), and a light-hybrid engine system are just few of the new high technology features that come along with this vehicle. As to the engine, the new M5 will retain its V10. It will, however, come with increased horsepower and an 8-speed dual-clutch gear box (i.e. DSG).
The Auto Motor Sports Sweden insider gave the scoop on this new BMW 5 Series and the scoops on the new features were visually presented through computer renderings created by Radovan Varicak, an AMS illustrator.
About the BMW 5 Series
Manufactured by German auto maker BMW starting 1972, the BMW 5 Series is a mid-size luxury car and is also considered an executive car. Now on its fifth generation, the vehicle is currently sold under the body styles of sedan and touring.
The name “5 Series” was derived from its being the fifth of the “new series” cars after the fame of V-8 and Isetta. The “New Class”, the “New Six” 2500/2800/Bavaria and the CS were the preceding models of the 5 Series. It was built with the aim of replacing the smaller New Class sedans and leaving the coupes as the company’s low-end model.
The Series’ body was patterned on the Bertone 1970 BMW Garmisch 2002ti Geneva show car and was styled by Marcello Gandini. He also styled tow other cars tha thave similar designs: the Fiat 132 and the Alfa Romeo Alfetta.
Now there are already 5 generations of the 5 Series. Their identified chassis numbers (EXX) distinguishes them from one another.
The 5 Series was the one that initiated the German auto maker’s tradition of being named with a three-digit number. In the case of this vehicle, the first digit represents the model, and the following two digits are usually representing the size of the engine in deciliters. The main distinguishing characteristics are the last two digits. To define the fuel type used by the vehicle as to petrol or diesel, additional letters or words may be added to the end of the three-digit number. These added letters or words also identify engine or transmission details, and the body style.
With BMW New Class 1500-2000 as its predecessor, all 5 Series vehicles are available with quality assured BMW headlight. These vehicles are similar to Audi A6, Jaguar S-Type, Lexus GS, Mercedes-Benz E-Class, Cadillac STS and Volvo S80.

A history of alfa romeo cars

A history of Alfa Romeo cars

Any car enthusiast worth their salt will know the Alfa Romeo brand, but do you know how they got to be one of the world’s most important car manufacturers? Founded one hundred years ago in Milan, the Alfa Romeo brand has recently celebrated its centenary on June 24th 2010. It all began in 1906 when the French car firm Alexandre Darracq decided to join forces with Italian investors and create the Societa Anonima Italiana Darraca (SAID), the roots of the Alfa Romeo brand. Initially the company planned to manufacture their vehicles in Naples, but the site was changed to Milan and a factory was established there instead. A new company began as an offshoot of the business and the manufacturers created the Anonima Lombarda Fabbrica Automobili, which would become known as A.L.F.A. The 24 HP was the first break out into the market, designed by Giuseppe Merosi.

With World War I drawing resources elsewhere, the ALFA factory submitted to a cessation in production for three years, recommencing in 1919. Italian entrepreneur and engineer Nicola Romeo became the new director in 1915 and oversaw the war effort, producing munitions in place of motor vehicles. When car production started up once more, Romeo changed the company title to Alfa Romeo and released the first model under this new brand: the Torpedo 20-30. Alfa Romeo entered a golden age, producing high-class racing cars as well as consumer road vehicles. However, in 1928 Romeo left the firm and Alfa struggled to retain its position.

In1932, with government assistance, the Alfa Romeo brand was rescued and they took control of the company’s direction. Under the government of Mussolini, Alfa Romeo became the national car manufacturer but in World War II the factory was badly hit by bombers. Previous production of luxury cars turned into mass-production of popular models. But following the war, Alfa Romeo managed to retain pole position as a leading vehicle at the Grand Prix. In the 1960s it developed the GTA (Gran Turismo Allegerita) which won the Sports Car Club of America’s Trans-Am championship. Despite falling into further financial struggles in the 1970s, the Fiat Group created a new company to manage the production of Alfa Romeo under the Alfa Lancia Industriale S.p.A.  Since February 2007 the company has been part of this group, but part of the Fiat cohort since 1986.

Alfa has long been a respected car model with Alfa Romeos leased and bought the world over and the company continues to stand for quality, elegance and passion.

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