Nissan Sport Concept Debuts as Parts train Prepares Its Performance PartsWritten by Jenny Mc Lane
"The story behind development of Sport Concept, AZEAL and Actic is that Nissan is thinking big about small car segment," said Jack Collins, vice president, product planning, Nissan North America, Inc. "With these three design explorations, we're focusing on how we can bring Nissan's heritage of innovation, sportiness and driving pleasure to a category of vehicles that traditionally lack design excitement and strong visual appeal." "The Nissan Sport Concept may be small dimensionally but it is large in its dynamic energy - aggressive, highly functional and definitely street-wise," added Collins. Sport Concept is a three-door hatchback with a four-seat interior. It offers look and feel of a sports tuner car, yet is conceived as an affordable, attainable vehicle for buyers entering new car market for first time. The body construction of Nissan Sport Concept utilizes both metal and carbon-fiber composite components. The 20-inch six-spoke aluminum-alloy wheels feature a machined and lustrous paint-finish surface treatment. The Sport Conceptís headlights and rear combination lights utilize small lamps with multi-layered reflectors. A large rear roof-mounted spoiler, while its bold surface composition, robust fender character lines, deep front spoiler and side sills, and large wheels and tyres, marks its athletic roofline. The interior of Sport Concept is designed to fit four adults comfortably and has head restraints and integrated 4-point seat belts. The instrument panel includes integrated tachometer and gauges and a distinctive centre cluster. The Sport Concept interior also offers a three-spoke steering wheel and solid-appearance centre console with emergency brake lever integrated into console lid.
BMW 7 Series: The Best Driving Luxury Sedan in the World; With Impressive BMW Parts from Parts TrainWritten by Jenny Mc Lane
The fourth-generation 7 Series is most successful prestige luxury performance sedan in BMW's history. It is a highly prestigious luxury sedan offering generous space and comfort for driver and passengers. All BMW 7 Series now feature BMW's two-stage Adaptive Brakelights: Whenever driver applies brakes harder than usual, larger brake light area warns motorists following behind. The optional CD changer is now MP3 CD-capable. The standard BMW Assist telematics service includes Bluetooth hands-free phone capability.
Virtually everything in cabin is controlled through a single mouse-like interface called iDrive. BMW's controversial system controls heater, radio, navigation system. Amazing technology sets BMW 7 series apart from its competitors. Silent, hidden fans and heating elements cool or warm your rear end or your soft drink; microchips can detect a skidding tire or apply brakes full force just in case you were distracted by a phone call; power sunshades keep sun off your rear passengers as adaptive headlights turn with car.
BMW's iDrive interface system is standard on all 7 Series models, and can operate virtually everything in car, from stereo to climate controls to telephone to navigation, with a single mouse-like control. Standard safety features include dual frontal airbags, driver and front-passenger side-impact airbags, and BMW's Head Protection System, which amounts to a full-length, tube-shaped curtain on both sides of cabin for front and rear head protection in a side impact. Also standard is BMW's Active Knee Protection, unique inflatable airbags that protect front passengers' knees. Its Anti-lock brakes, traction control and electronic stability control help drivers maintain control and avoid accidents