Mercedes Benz - Synonymous With Class

From the 3-wheeled Benz motor car revealed to the world in 1886 to the 1931 Mercedes-Benz 170, touted the first car of excellence, Mercedes-Benz has stood for the ultimate in luxury. The 1950's 300 SL Gullwing, called the world's first "supercar" and the 220 sedan with a crumple-zone safety are both coveted classics today by collectors of used Mercedes-Benz or pre-owned vehicles, and Mercedes-Benz has maintained its brand as the epitome of automotive opulence.

The 1963 600 Limousine, with V8 engine and 300HP, and the 300 SEL-Class that boasted speeds of zero to sixty in seven seconds were classified as safe, quick luxury cars. The 1970 S-Class opulent sedan introduced the first anti-lock brakes. 1980 brought the first airbags and traction control with the E-class 190. All of these models from 1950 through 1970 are coveted used Mercedes-Benz if classic car buyers can find them.

2013 Ford Transit Connect Tech Specs

Compact Transit Connect is versatile and logical.

The Ford Transit Connect is a compact van, built in Turkey and imported to the United States. This vehicle offers excellent value in price, maintenance and portability, a front-wheel-drive vehicle with a 1,600 pound payload limit. Sold in van and wagon configurations, Transit Connect is prized by contractors and families alike, with standard seating capacity of 2 for the van or 5 seats for the wagon.

Powerplant Possibilities

Powered by a 2.0-liter 16-valve engine, Transit Connect is paired with a 4-speed automatic overdrive transmission. This engine is of aluminum block and head construction, and has a cast iron crankshaft. The TC engine measures 3.44 bore by 3.27 inches stroke and has a 10.0 to 1 compression ratio.

2013 Cadillac XTS Review and Road Test

When sitting in the new 2013 Cadillac XTS you cannot help but be impressed. This new Cadillac is GM's latest entry into the full size luxury market. Bigger than the current CTS and a tiny bit smaller than the outgoing DTS model, the XTS seems to well positioned size wise. The only choice in engines is the 3.6L V6 engine with either front or all wheel drive. With the new XTS Cadillac is hoping to compete with Lexus, Mercedes and other big name luxury brands. A fully loaded XTS will set you back well over $60,000. Walking around the car you notice the styling has an elegance about it. Everything seems to flow very well and there are many nice details such as brake calipers with the Cadillac script on them. It is also worth noting that our Platinum trim level test car had Brembo brakes, a feature that you would expect on a performance car.

Ferrari California: Interior and Carrozzeria Scaglietti

Considering the sportier characteristics of the Ferrari California, the car has a generous amount of on-board space. The comfortable front seats can accommodate drivers up to 195 cm tall, the boot has a capacity of 340 liters in the coupe version and 260 liters in the spider version whether the back bench as a capacity of 125 liters.

The optional "full electric" seats in the Ferrari California employ the following extra features: passenger side seat lifter, passenger seat tilting, electro-pneumatic adjustment of the backrest and seat sides to increase the side containment on bends, lumbar electro-pneumatic adjustment, three different temperatures adjustment for the backrest and seat heating, driver seat positions memorization. Upon request, the Ferrari California client can order optional designs for the central seat and backrest - such as the "Daytona", Lozenged - or different combinations of materials (i.e. leather & Alcantara) as well as different color combinations for trims, threads and piping.

Safety Is a Must

Accidents in the road are increasing now. There are many accidents happen in a short time. In the morning, when it is rush hour, you might see two or three accidents happen along your way to the office or school. This situation happens because the amounts of people who use vehicle such car are growing rapidly. Thus, since the risk of accident that could damage car is increasing, it is important to have auto insurance.

In looking for such insurance, it is should be considered carefully whether the insurance company provide comprehensive car insurance or not, if the company provide it, it can make you rest assured since everything is fully covered. Fully covered here means it is not only you and your car that will be covered by the insurance but also any other cars and people that are involved in the car accident with you.

Though insurance is needed as a contingency plan when something happened, it is best if you can prevent the bad things to be happened. It won’t cost you a lot to be a careful and responsible driver. However, life is too precious to be waste as a careful driver that could take your life. Thus, make sure you are a responsible driver which has car insurance as a backup.

Mazda CX-5 - Crossover Without Performance Anxiety

Mazda is currently promoting a new model for 2013, the Mazda CX-5. They are billing it as a compact crossover SUV with handling and performance usually reserved for Mazda sports models. With a commitment to deliver a more fuel efficient crossover without compromising performance, Mazda gave the new CX- 5 a newfangled 2.0-liter, 4-cylinder engine that uses the same compression ratio as a formula one race car. The high compression ratio allows for more energy from fuel, 155hp and around 35 mpg highway while consuming 15 percent less fuel and lowering emissions than in previous models. By the way, this new Mazda CX-5 is happy to run on 87 octane fuel. To compliment the race car engine and deliver more of that performance Mazda is so keen on they also added a new six-speed automatic transmission.

Style Accents Make Ferrari Supercars The Most Coveted Of Them All

What would sports car hire be without the Ferrari California? Ever since this turbo charged car burst onto the luxury motor scene, it has been full speed ahead for the popularity of the car which shows no sign of abating. Super car hire with Ferraris is an experience in stylish luxury driving, and a popular niche for supercar enthusiasts who are stimulated by the visual delight of how the Ferrari California looks.

How to enjoy the Ferrari California's style features

There is plenty to offer the discerning Ferrari driver who wants to get the most out of the luxury embellishments on the exterior and interior of the Ferrari California. Ferrari Hire will uncover some of the following benefits of the image of the California:

    Notice the details of the body: The convertible shape of the California makes it perfect for spring and summer car journeys with the top down. Ferrari Car Hire is perfect for people who love to drive in convertibles or for people who want to experience what it is like to be in a convertible. Just one weekend with the California will inspire an unbridled passion for driving convertibles, which is fitting considering the iconic prancing horse insignia of Ferrari that permeates throughout the California. The Bi-Xenon adaptive headlights glow like balls of fire in the dark, which adds to the look of sheer power that the California has.

Audi A5: Best of All Worlds

The 2012 Audi A5 incorporates both the style, comfort and power that Audi has become known for. With the new A5, you will enjoy the combination of power, all wheel drive and efficiency since it will still get up to 21 miles per gallon during city driving and up to 31 when driving on the highway for a combined total of up to 25 miles per gallon. Within the A5 lineup, you will find three styles to choose from, each with their own set of standard features as well as optional features. The model you choose will be the one that has all of the features that you cannot live without and some that you can.


Audi is known for its power and innovative ways to put power and efficiency in the same vehicle. Starting with the patented Audi Quattro drive that provides a specialized type of all wheel drive in most Audi models. Besides the Quattro drive, you will also find Audi's very own 2.0 TFSI motor that provides 211 horsepower to the ever powerful driving machine.

About Lincoln And Hummer Limousines

Special occasions, events, and even important gatherings and engagements will sometimes require special service. So if you are looking for a great transport service which you can hire, there is nothing like a good, reliable, and luxurious limo service. There are several kinds of limos which you can opt for to meet your different needs. All you have to do is to contact your limo service provider prior to your required schedule.

One of the most commonly hired limo for transport service is the Lincoln. This type of limo is known for its very classic yet very still very luxurious and comfortable features. On top of that, Lincolns are also known to be very unique as they are specially built with a flair for class and opulence which are not normally found in other kinds of cars. If you are attending a very important event like a graduation, wedding, dinner engagements, conferences, conventions, and important meetings, this is the right car for you. A Lincoln is usually equipped with an intercom, full-sized rear windows, radio, halo lights, floor lights, overlay carpet, and very comfortable seats. A larger and wider version of the classic Lincoln is the Lincoln Navigator. This is model can sit up to 15-16 passengers comfortably. The Navigator also comes with a rear roof exit, chrome wheels, powerful engine V8, and a champagne cooler. Feel free to ask you limo service provider for this type of model should you want one.

2010 Hummer H2 SUT Appeals to Off Road Users

Since the 2010 Hummer H2 SUT has been delayed due to GM's sale of the Hummer unit, the 2009 model continues its availability. The engine for the Hummer SUT, a sizable 6.2 liter Vortec V8, powers the vehicle with 393 horsepower at 5,700 rpm. The torque emitted from its sequential fuel injection (SFI), variable valve technology aluminum block is 415 foot pounds maximum at 4,300 rpm. In spite of its weight of over 6,600 pounds, theSUT can accelerate from 0 mph to 60 mph in just under 10 seconds. The maximum towing capacity of the vehicle with this engine is 8,200 pounds.

Because of the weight of the Hummer SUT, the EPA has not estimated its fuel economy. However, the vehicle is said to get about 10 miles per gallon. The H2 SUT is also a FlexFuel vehicle, meaning that it can be run on E85 ethanol to minimize its environmental impact. And improve its fuel economy.

Jaguar Cars 1940 to 2009

If Sir William Lyons can take credit for anything, he can take credit for demonstrating that it was possible to match the bespoke coach built individually made car to one on a production line, at half the price. He did it so well that within a decade, only Rolls Royce and Bentley were still making luxury cars in the old craft tradition. In 1945, the name SS, which by then had the implication of the notorious Nazi Police, was officially dropped from Jaguar's title.

Once Jaguar offered something much better at a lower price, their rivals not only lost their market, they lost their point. Until the recovery of the German industry in the 1970s, and the Japanese assault on the luxury market in the 1980s, the Jaguar had no equivalent. It was a phenomenon, whose influence may have been difficult to comprehend in the 1990s, following the remarkable improvement in the style, status, and quality of middle class volume produced cars such as the Ford Mondeo. Jaguar reigned supreme, and it carved its own niche in what had been the upper premium segment and the opposition was annihilated.

How to Clean the Limousine

The limousine represents elegance, refinement and class. It is every limo owner or driver's responsibility to keep this vehicle in clean, tip-top shape at all times. A shiny exterior and a clean interior can spell for a repeat client in the future. For the company, a tidy limousine can be a boost to the business since you can earn high recommendations from previous customers. For the driver, this can be good start to earning a hefty tip. So, how does one keep the limousine clean?

Begin by washing the exterior of the limousine with soap and water. Work the car-wash solution into rich lather in the bucket, dip your sponge in it and apply it on the vehicle. Make sure that you move your sponge in a lengthwise manner across the hood and on other body panels. If the sponge drops to the ground, rinse it thoroughly to get rid of dirt that can scratch your limo's paint. Make sure to go meticulously all throughout the body, starting from the top and making the sills and bumpers the last thing you clean. For convertible limousines with vinyl tops, you need not soap the vinyl surface since spraying water and drying it off will already do. Rinse the vehicle and dry it off using Chamois leather.

Mercedes Benz - Maintaining Your Warranty

Do you know exactly what your Mercedes Benz warranty covers? Do you know the procedure for finding a problem with your vehicle? While you may not want to read the entire owner's manual, there is a lot of important information that needs to be considered. Today, the manufacturer covers all vehicles with a 50,000-mile/ 4-year warranty. During this time, if something goes wrong that is determined to be a defect in the materials or the workmanship, the manufacturer will cover the cost of the repairs.

Regular Maintenance

One of the stipulations of your Mercedes Benz warranty is that you keep up with all of the vehicle's maintenance. Regular oil changes, tire rotations, and brake inspections need to be handled. The best way to ensure that your warranty remains intact is to have all of these services performed at an authorized dealer. They will keep track of all the appointments. When something does go wrong, they can look through the system and see that you have taken care of you responsibilities as an owner.

Feature: Lamborghini Sesto Elemento Goes Into Production

Growing up, I didn't hang posters of the Backstreet Boys, Leonardo DiCaprio or 2pac. My room was adorned with four posters that I still remember vividly. The Lamborghini Countach, Ferrari Testarossa, Nissan Skyline R34 and the McLaren F1, you know, the orange one with the wooded backdrop that we are probably all too familiar with. It's been many years since I've truly fantasized about owning one of those rare exotics, even though by today's standards they would be considered fairly "cheap" relative to their original MSRPs. So what would I hang on my wall right now? It wouldn't be the Bugatti Veyron - that would be almost too predictable, nor would it be the Mercedes-Benz SLS - that would be too clich. The Nissan GTR would be a good option but then that would be too practical. What car could I hang up today that I know would be cutthroat, nosebleedingly awesome like the cars of my youth? I haven't been able to find a car for years, until now: The Lamborghini Sesto Elemento.

The Lamborghini Sesto Elemento was originally revealed as only a technological showcase concept at the 2010 Paris Motor Show. Apparently some extremely wealthy people who are bored of their Enzos and McLarens pushed on Lamborghini to put the Sesto Elemento into production. The buzz generated was so great that Google Trends, a Google product that tracks search trends, had a 60x spike in Lamborghini Sesto Elemento searches in September of 2010, right after the initial presentation at the Paris Motor Show.

BMW 3 Series Touring Car Review

BMW 3 Touring is a great saloon car with sharp handling, detailed steering and a range of powerful engines. Some critics say that you can get bigger estate cars for the price of BMW 3 Touring. However, BMW provides sufficient features in BMW3 to attract a good population of car lovers.


The starting price of BMW 3 series Touring is $35,795 which is slightly higher when compared to the rival cars of the same category.


The 318i is the slowest of all BMW 3 Series Touring cars with four cylinders. However, the engine of the slowest BMW 3 Touring has no apparent faults. Other four cylinder models include 320i, 318d and the 320d. All of them provide fast and gutsy experience. The six cylinder 325i gives the best speed performance and there is nothing to complain about in these cars.

Used Auto Dealers Are Awesome

Used auto dealers are awesome when it comes to selling used cars. They are the professionals that truly know how to sell a used car. Because used cars are their business, you may want to have them sell your car for you. After all they do this everyday for a living.

If you are in need of selling your used car, there are consignment programs offered through some dealerships they may be able to help you. These guys know their stuff and can save you a lot of your precious time as well as get big bucks for your car.

Consignment programs for cars work similar to antique consignments. The dealership will take your car and sell it for you for a minimal fee. And trust me; it will be well worth the money!

Top Brands In The Luxury Car Segment

Few things in life are comparable to driving a luxury vehicle considered at the top of its class. We often hear the saying "Money Can't Buy Happiness". Perhaps it can't buy you happiness per se, but it sure can get you in the cockpit of a V12 engine car with an interior lush enough for the Queen of England herself! Here is a list of the top luxury car brands in the automotive market.

Mercedes Benz- This is the first brand that pops into most people's minds when they hear the term "luxury car". Many studies have shown that this is the brand that most consumers equate with prestige and quality. For 2011, Benz has given its E-class trim a makeover with new sleek angular headlights and a more contemporary and sleek look. It is rather interesting to observe that many older C-class models are being utilized as taxi cabs in many European countries. This is testament to the durability of Mercedes engines; some of the engines on the taxi cabs have approached a few hundred thousand miles! Lots of young Hollywood stars opt for Mercedes; pop sensation Britney Spears has been often seen causing mayhem in the streets of L.A in her white Mercedes SL65 while actress Lindsay Lohan has been involved in an infamous car crash in her black SL65. The 2011 SL65 sports a V12 engine and an incredible 604 HP with a hefty MRSP of approximately around $199k. That's a lot of power to outrun the paparazzi with!