Mahindra finance backs the green car, the Reva-i in India

A unique value proposition is being offered by Mahindra finance to Reva-i customers. An interest-free deposit of Rs 1 lakh that has to be supplemented by equal monthly installments (EMI) of Rs 7,999 for 3 years has to be paid by the customer. After the maturity period, the company on its side gives a unique option to Reva-i users to either return the car and redeem the deposit, or keep the car and forfeit the deposit.

JV partner sells stake to Volvo

The Azad group, partner in the joint venture with Volvo, has sold off its 30 percent share to Volvo buses India. The Swedish bus maker is planning to increase the production level to two fold by 2012. Exports which are at present a miniscule 5 percent are pegged to swallow a chunk of almost 325-30 percent. More manpower will be hired to increase the production capacity coupled with the doubling of the facility at Bangalore.

In another development the bus maker announced that it is planning to downsize engines that will cut-across the model lines from 2013. Key among the downgrades will be the diesel mill that displaces less than 2 liters. All the range offered in India is operating on a single diesel engine, namely the 2.4 litre-5 cylinder D5. With the launching of the S60 sedan, the strategy of downgrading might just be around the corner to make the XC60 and the sedan more affordable.

A graceful journey-Bosch marks its 125th anniversary

A company that started its journey in a shed long back in 1886 has definitely come of age and with the dawn of 2011 marks its 125th anniversary. The celebration will be an all-year affair and has been kicked off by its new insignia. The sheer desire to achieve excellence coupled with resilience has led Bosch to deliver more than ever before. Bosch is known for its greener and cleaner technology and is expected to make good on that legacy.

The insignia that has been introduced has three parallel lines signifying the sectors in which Bosch operates namely industrial technology, automotive technology building and consumer goods technology. Three colors are strategically used by painting the line with blue, green and blue to green, representing technology, environment and environment friendly technology respectively.

Robert Bosch founded Bosch in 1886 and since it has been a pioneer in all the segment that it operates in, the company comprises of no less than 275 subsidiaries. Bosch’s Indian journey started way back in the year 1922 and it began operating from the year 1953. It has exponentially grown to 6 companies, 13 manufacturing plants, 4,000 sales point, more than 1,500 suppliers and a whopping strength of 20,000 employees.

Sustained focus and commitment towards environment, society and development of technologies for the future was the premise on which the ceremony ended.

Volkswagen Beetle in India- truly an icon

')">I used to remember playing Car Town game as a kid and as a teenager. There were many cars in it which won my admiration and some of the races for me as well but then one amongst them stood out. It was the Volkswagen Beetle. I was really amused with its design and form, more so with the name which was associated with a bug. Well now is my chance to really drive the bug. It so happened that recently in Thane, I happened to see the Volkswagen Beetle and it was stuck in a traffic jam. However the car itself was the reason for the traffic jam as many of those didn’t realize that we actually now get a Volkswagen Beetle in India off the shelf. This made my grey cells work overtime and I realized that I have never actually driven one. If its in India, then it has got to be reviewed by us. After approximately 3 days, the iconic yellow color Volkswagen Beetle was there in our office parking lot. So out foraying in the urban road within the small bug buzzing along. Check on Road Price

Looks

To say the least, this car hasn’t evolved over the times. It has got that typical swooping bonnet with a curvaceous bonnet lid. The circular head lamps do seem from a past era and this adds to the charm of the car. So retro yet modern looking. The Veedub logo sits right atop the bonnet. The turn indicators are housed just below the head lamps.The air dams are split by enclosures for fog lamps.

The outside rear view mirrors have small turn indicators embedded in them as well. The puncture resistant 195/65 R15 “Houston” alloy wheels of this car give it a planted feel and enhance the wheelbase of 2,502mm. Its ground clearance however is a cause of worry as it only stands at 120mm and there are chances that it would scrape at most of our speed breakers, if not driven carefully.

This two door model looks the same classy and elegant thing that it even resembles the front look. If it weren’t for the somewhat huge glass area at the rear, one would definitely be mistaken as to which is the front and which is the rear. The tail lamps are also circular units and have the reverse lamps enrolled into them. The rear bumper features fog lamps.

Interiors

This is one small car and unlike the other hatch backs, doesn’t pretend to shower you with lots of space. Squeezing my 6 foot 4 inches frame into this small car was sort of hectic for me. The worst thing was to fiddle with the tilt and telescopic steering wheel and struggle to find myself a comfortable driving position. Very uncomfortable and I would suggest you to stay away from this car if you are even a millimeter taller than 6 foot. With a 6 footer in the front, forget about rear seat passengers and if they happen to be from the Snow White and 7 Dwarfs family, then they would be happy at the rear.

If you are a single young man with a high disposable income, you would be fine with the sunflower vase sitting in the dashboard. The interior quality however seems somewhat down from what we expect from Volkswagen. They don’t seem as solidly built. The Volkswagen Beetle in India that I had with me as a test mule had clocked more than 10,000 kms and it was already showing signs of wear. The dashboard seemed to have some inconsistent panel gaps and there was some rattle noise coming in from somewhere at the back. There are many features offered in this car though. Some of them are keyless entry, dual zone climate control AC, heated front seats, cruise control,  2 DIN music system with aux and USB input and rear parking sensors(totally unnecessary since this car is quite small after all).

The AC blower speed was upto the mark and very noiseless in its operation even at the highest setting. There are many storage spaces however the boot is seriously laughable at only 214 liters. Access to the rear seats is by flipping up down the front seats, very ungainly especially if you are doing this in front of a crowd(which would certainly be there since you are driving a Volkswagen Beetle).

Handling and ride quality

The Volkswagen Beetle in India is one of the last generation of Beetles which have been sold world over and for 2011, a new model is rumored to be on the anvil. This particular last generation has been developed on the MK4 platform which was earlier used by the Volkswagen Golf/Jetta. This is a front wheel drive car and yes, it doesn’t need 4 wheel drive even as an option. The car did feel surefooted enough. The turning radius of the car is only 5.3 meters and it does make for a nimble handler. Don’t expect it to corner like its on rails but then it would handle most of the everyday handling chores.

The ride in the meanwhile can be described as choppy. The Beetle rides on Independent McPherson struts and coil springs combination. This means that at low speeds, typical of German cars, the ride is a bit harsh however once the speeds climb up, the car gains a sort of stability. It is very stable even in triple digit speeds. Engine noise and wind noise is also very nicely muted.

Engine, performance and fuel efficiency

The Volkswagen Beetle in India is offered with only one engine option. It makes do with the 1984cc , 4 Cylinder petrol engine pumping out 116 Ps @ 5400 rpm whereas the torque output is 172 Nm @ 3200 rpm. The transmission offered is the 6 speed triptronic gearbox. The electrically assisted power steering is a delight to use but then doesn’t weigh up sufficiently once the speeds rise.

The gearbox however feels a bit lazy and the engine also seems to be very happy going in an unhurried manner. I would have been more than happy if Volkswagen could have provided this car with a TSI engine as it is offered in Europe. Sometimes the down shifts in the 6 speed auto would take some time and overtaking ventures would have to be carefully planned and executed.

Putting performance into words, the car goes from 0-100 kmph in only 11.2 seconds and goes on to cover a top speed of 178 kmph. For such a small car, Volkswagen India have kitted it well. It offers all wheel disc brakes along with ABS, EBD and stability control. To add to the safety quotient, the car is offered with 4 air bags, seat belt pretensioners, collapsible steering wheel, side impact bars, crumple zones, seat belt reminder, door ajar warning and child locks. Safety in a small car couldn’t get better than this, would it?

Ohh, I forgot that I am writing this article for the common man who would eventually ask what is the mileage of a Buggati Veyron. Just for the records, don’t expect the Volkswagen Beetle in India to be like a Suzuki Swift in terms of fuel efficiency. It does 9.2 kmpl in the city whereas on the highway, the figure rises to 13.4 kmpl. The reason is its weight of 1356 kgs coupled with the auto transmission. Didn’t I tell you that this car badly begs for a TSI engine?

Verdict

The Volkswagen Beetle in India isn’t marketed as a car for the masses which is actually its status in homeland Germany. It is introduced in India with the view that it would promote the Veedub badge, more so like a brand building exercise. It is a sturdy car though quality of the materials over time may be doubtful, features list is long, has a small foot print and then the Volkswagen badge(it is desirable for some, not for me). But then desirability comes at a price, doesn’t it? The Volkswagen Beetle price in India is Rs 21,34,385 (ex- show room, Delhi). There is only one fully kitted variant available and this car comes as a CBU, hence there is no question of asking if it’s the base variant or the high end one. Volkswagen India have no plan of manufacturing this car in India as of now and hence the high price would continue till god knows when.

Technical specifications of  the Volkswagen Beetle in India

Engine details: 1984 cc 4- cylinder petrol
Maximum Power: 116 PS @ 5400 rpm
Maximum Torque: 172 Nm @ 3200 rpm
Valves Per Cylinder: 4
Transmission details: 6 Speed automatic
Front Suspension: Independent McPherson struts
Rear Suspension: coil springs
Steering Type: Electric Power assisted with tilt and telescope
Turning Radius: 5.3 m
Front Brake Type: Ventilated discs
Rear Brake Type: Solid Discs
Top Speed: 178 kmph
Mileage-City (kmpl): 9.2
Mileage-Highway (kmpl): 13.4
Fuel Tank Capacity (litres): 57
Emission Norm Compliance: BSIV
Tyre Size: 195/65 R15
Alloy Wheel Size: 15 inch
Seating Capacity: 4
No of Doors: 2
Boot space: 214 liters

Maruti Kizashi in India to be launched on 2nd February

It’s an all-out war in all the segments of the Indian market to emerge as the leader in the lucrative and ever-expanding passenger car segment. Who will reign supreme, is the question only time will answer. But as of now Maruti Suzuki India has upped the ante by announcing to launch it latest luxury sedan called the Kizashi, on February 2nd 2011.

According to excerpts from a report, the new Maruti Kizashi will be a manufactured in Suzuki’s plant, in their home country Japan, and will be imported as a whole. Maruti Suzuki India is planning to position their new baby somewhere between the class of Toyota Corolla, Honda Civic and Volkswagen Jetta at lower end and the Toyota Camry and Honda Accord at the upper end. All these cars fall within the range of Rs12-Rs20 lakhs. Maruti is optimistic about the growth of A4 and A5 segments of the market.

Interesting drama will unveil in the run up to its launch, experts and pundits will work over-time to ascertain the infallibility of the market leader in small car segment. A recent report has plotted the market share of Maruti Suzuki India at 50 percent of the humongous Indian car market, which stood at the dwarfing 1.87 million units in the last year. According to some reports doing the rounds, the A4 and A5 segment  is billed at over 55,000 units per year and Maruti does not want to be left behind.

The company also left the possibility, of manufacturing Kizashi in India in the future, open. But it desisted on providing a time-frame to it.

The Maruti Suzuki Kizashi in India is mulled to sport a 2.4 liter petrol engine and will be offered in both the automatic and manual transmission options.

Maruti Suzuki India has been trying to lap up a bigger chunk of the big car segment for quite some time but has been relatively less successful, Baleno being its first offering of this kind bombed at the market place; however the recent success of the mid-sized sedan the SX4 has made a mark in 2007.

Pre-owned car showroom Mahindra First Choice ltd opens 2 new dealerships

Two pre-owned car dealership have been announced in this New Year for the Delhites, by the front-runners in multi-brand pre-owned car companies, the Mahindra First Choice Wheels Ltd. Deals on wheels, is operating from the State Bank colony, Karnal road while the Sanbhav corporation is providing its services from the DDA shed, Okhla Industrial area.

The inauguration  for both the showroom was done at the hands of, CE0 Mr. Shubhabrata Saha of the Mahindra First Choice Wheels Ltd. At the inauguration function, the CEO was quoted as saying, that these new ventures are an attempt to increase the expansion of Mahindra’s footprint in the market-place in and around the capital city, which has seen rapid growth and has attained strategic importance in the companies scheme of things. He further elaborated by giving some of the statistical figures to prove his point, by pointing out the 20,000 cars a month demand in the Delhi NCR area.


On the part of Deals on Wheels, director, Saurabh Batra expressed his delight of aligning with Mahindra First Choice and providing its customers with a varied option for sale and purchase of pre-owned cars. The entire basket of services would be made available at these showrooms, insurance and car finance, assistance with documentation and paperwork along with fitment of accessories included.

The showrooms are spread across 1000 sq.ft and 800 sq.ft for Deals On Wheels and Sanbhav Corporation respectively with an additional parking space of 2000 sq.ft and 1200 sq.ft respectively, for the two new showrooms.

Being the only organized multi-brand undertaking on the block; the company has claimed to be the preferential choice of the pre-owned car buyers, with presence in over 80 towns across the country and operating 125 outlets. The company is on a major expansion drive and plans to open an additional 174 outlets in the coming three years. This will create a new market wherein a customer can choose from a variety of certified pre-owned vehicles across the country, which will also encompass the Tier-2 towns and metros as well as small cities. It was also revealed that the Mahindra undertaking also provides 24×7 road-side assistance and a warranty on its certified cars. Needless to say, that the warranty is specific to some important component of the cars and is subjected to terms and conditions. One benefit that accrues due to this warranty, which is instrumental in drawing more customers in to the fold, it gives a great deal of peace of mind to buyers in the event of a break-down of their car. The company has built up financial relations with NBFC’s and major banks. The syndicate bank has partnered with Mahindra First Choice to offer finance rate for consumer’s vis-à-vis a new car.

Two What Car? awards for the iconic brand Land Rover

It’s raining awards for the iconic brand, the Land Rover, in the New Year. Land Rover has lapped up two special compliments at this year’s What Car? awards. To begin with, the Discovery 4 won the seventh back-to-back What Car? when it announced that it has held its fort in the category and reigned supreme in the 4×4 segment. But wait folks, the party isn’t over yet since the most anticipated and Land Rover’s newest kid on the block, Evoque, also cornered its first significant title with the award for the most exciting car of the year.

This win has not come easy to this iconic brand’s, Discovery 4, as it was pitched against the behemoths like Hyundai Santa Fe and the BMW X3, but the more challenges you throw at the beast, the more it takes it in its stride and is always begging for more. This is not the only accolades which this all rounder vehicle has bagged. It’s been an un-ending list of such awards with the total medal tally of almost 150, since it was launched in the year 2004.

Chief editor of What Car? was quoted as saying, that what the car has accomplished is truly an amazing feat, as everybody loves the Land Rover ever since it was declared the winner of the What Car? award the very first time in the year 2005. This being its seventh consecutive glorification as the numero uno in its 4×4 abilities which is coupled with the family friendly features and executive quality, it is a real iconic car in its true sense.

The exceptional breadth of the capability that Discovery 4 incorporates has made it the most decorated vehicle in the world. It’s a thrilling experience that it’s been named once again the 4×4 of the year, echoed John Edwards, Global operations Director of Land Rover.

A host of new features like the latest version of super-efficient 3.0 L—TDV6 engine as the entry level choice for the customers of UK, seems to benefit the Discovery in 2011. An acclaimed sequential turbocharged diesel machine replaces the old 2.7 LR-TDV6 and also meets the Co2 emission norms with a decent mileage.

Newer enhancement for the year saw Land Rover’s improvement in its award-winner terrain-response system, with the injection of Gradient Acceleration Control and Hill Start Assist. This year’s What Car? award coincided with the latest launch of Discovery 4’s limited edition named, the Landmark, which is up for grabs from this month. This car sports a unique black-white scheme which brings it a contemporary and fresh sense of aesthetics to the newest line-up of the Discovery 4. Contemporary bold color schemes are blended with high-end interiors to the car for an upmarket look.

Evoque, which won its first major award for the most exciting car of the year, is a definite sign of a momentum that is accumulating around the new Range Rover. The Evoque that is expected to see the light of the day later in this year which will bring along the much acclaimed Land Rover LRX, which was hereto a concept car, into production reality. It has successfully emulated the original scheme of the cross coupe concept. Is is being built at the Halewood manufacturing plant, which was the winner of the most coveted Reader award, hands down.

Used Tata Safari, few tips and tricks to buy one

Want huge road presence but don’t have enough moolah to spare for it. The best option is to go for a used car and which is a SUV. The first thought that comes into mind when I mention road presence and SUV is, the Tata Safari. Well, a used Tata Safari makes great sense since it is backed up by Tata Motors service. In the following article, I have actually done some research on some tips on buying a second hand Tata Safari. These may not be the only deciding factors while buying one however they definitely are an eye opener as far as going in for a used car.

This SUV was launched in the later half of 1990s. When it was launched, the only other “real” SUV that it had competition was the Maruti Gypsy. But then the Gypsy wasn’t spacious and lacked road presence. The lack of a diesel option meant that many stayed away from this SUV. The looks of the Tata Safari were quite modern back then but now we would call it dated. Still there are many Tata Safari loyalists who are ready to go bonkers on this SUV’s looks. The first thing when you are out in the market scouting for a second hand Tata Safari is to avoid the petrol burning units. There were few of them sold and the petrol engine had quite a notoriety for been unreliable. Also avoid the pre 2003 models as they had many gremlins in them and the last thing that you would want is to be with a car which would be more in the garage than the roads.


The earlier diesel powerplant of the Tata Safari was a 2 liter 90 Bhp unit. It was seriously underpowered for a car which weighted about 2 tonnes. The 186 Nm of torque also wasn’t able to eliminate the massive turbo lag that this car came with. First and foremost to check would be the turbo hose pipe of this SUV. There have been reports of it developing leaks and performance would be greatly affected by this. If it hasn’t been done, then be ready to pay Rs 1763 for it. Regular servicing in about 6 months or even the 10,000 kms mark should do the trick for this capable SUV. If the specimen you are looking at has clocked close to lakh kms, then an engine overhaul would be required and it would cost you about Rs 20,000. For a regular service, it would cost you approximately Rs 3,000.

A Tata trademark, the gearbox, is actually an Achilles heel for any Tata car. The earlier Tata Safaris had an ill shifting gear box which made for imprecise throws. There was also a whining sound to be heard when the gear was shifted from 2nd to 3rd. Don’t pay heed to this since as discussed this is to be expected from the earlier batch of Tata Safaris. One thing that would take time getting used to is the rubbery gearshift. Check for wornout clutch bearings since a second hand Tata Safari, which has clocked more than 50,000 kms is known to have some problems related with the clutch. The clutch plate would cost you Rs 4053 whereas the pressure plate would add another Rs 2215 to the bill.

Now comes the suspension. This is one part wherein each and every Tata product is fantastic. A used Tata Safari shouldn’t be an exception. The suspensions are more tuned for a relaxed ride quality rather than out and out handling. The rear Suspension features 5 links with coil springs and hydraulic shocks whereas the front ones were the Double wishbone with hydraulic shock absorbers. This made for a fantastic ride quality especially at the back. Check for suspension oil leaks and if suspension bushes have been changed around the 60,000 kms mark. The front suspension stud would cost you around Rs 900 whereas the entire front suspension rebuilding would cost Rs 3750. With everything in place, the Tata Safari is sure to take you around in business class. Don’t expect handling like a Honda CR-V or even for that matter a Toyota Fortuner since this SUV is known to be top heavy and definitely a used Tata Safari wouldn’t be game for all those corner hunting antics.

Electricals are also known to have caused many issues in the ownership of some earlier Tata Safaris. Do check if the specimen that you are intending to buy has each and every switch and bulb working with precision. Interiors of the car gell well and even age doesn’t catch up with them. A single shampoo job is enough to get the interiors shining. Check if work on the AC has been carried out, if not, then you are looking at footing a bill of Rs 5000 just for the AC work. Check for odo mileage and then have a look at the tyres. If the tyres don’t seem to be the same as one would expect from such a high mileage car, then it is better to ask the owner about the changes. Used Tata Safaris are available both with 2 wheel drive and 4 wheel drive system. For those who want to go mud banging, the 4 wheel drive with high and low range makes for a good buy. The pretty high ground clearance also makes it easy to go for off roading jaunts. The paint job is immaculate for the Tata Safari whereas there is no rusting of the parts. Even the silencers of the SUV withstand the perils of time well and usually don’t require a replacement until the 1 lakh kilometer mark. The 0-100 kmph dash for the old 2 liter motor is about 20 seconds whereas for the new 2.2 liter DICOR motor, it reduces to 16 seconds. NVH is on the higher side since Tata cars aren’t known for been refined and the Tata Safari is a prime example of it. Easy availability of spares and widespread Tata network coupled with the impeding launch of a new Tata Safari in 2011 means that resale values for the old cars should go down. Usually Tata Safaris hold their value well and shouldn’t depreciate fast.

The Tata Safari in all is suitable even for daily trips to the office or the occassional one on the highway. Both are dispatched very well and I see no reason as to why a used one cannot do the same. Expect fuel efficiency in the range of 11 kmpl in the city whereas the highway figures would hover around the 14 kmpl mark. Been a diesel, running costs would be low and also there is less of maintenance required if you find a well maintained SUV for sale. The prices that I have seen for a used Tata Safari from the 2003 production series is Rs 3.72 lakhs whereas the second hand Tata Safari price in India from the 2006 batch goes to Rs 5.20 lakhs. If possible, then go for the DICOR versions which have a higher power output and have better fuel economy.

Commercial Vehicles – GM’s new winning strategy

It seems that the Indian automobile market buoyed by the impressive 31% growth in 2010, has made many a global majors to don their thinking hats. Almost all the major auto makers are eying to either venture or expand their current base in India.

It has been reported that the one amongst them, General Motors, which is known for its Indian focus in recent years, is looking forward to manufacturing commercial grade automobiles. The Economic Times, a business daily reported that GM has recently announced its intent to invest a whopping RS 2,000 crores in its local facilities across India over a period of 3 years. Of the total amount 70 percent will be invested in 2011-12.

It is been widely speculated that the company would make an announcement soon, of a new investment to the tune of Rs 7,000 crores at Halol. In effect, converting the facility at Halol into a full-fledged commercial vehicle hub while at the same time increasing the production level to 1, 05,000 units per annum. It is mentioned further that GM will invest an additional Rs 1,300 crores at its plant at Talegaon for increasing the production capacity to 1, 60,000 per annum.

A slew of new products is in the pipeline raring to be launched in the Indian market. According to the reports, other good news for Indian techies is , GM is increasing its technical workforce at their Bangalore centre .

It has been reported that GM would launch 2 basic Commercial vehicles in the initial phase- a pick up and a van with 1 tonnage capacity. Multiple body variants will be made available. These commercial vehicles are expected the hit the roads in 2012.

BMW’s green features with more power

The world is trying to go greener and every automobile company in the world is supporting this cause in some or the other way. Not one to be left behind is German car maker, BMW. They have most of the cars in their range using the brand’s EfficientDynamics concept. In layman’s language, this means efficient methods to propel cars without much compromise on the performance, fuel efficiency and continuous development of greener means for their vehicles. This time around, BMW are trying for a hybrid supercar which would run on diesel as well as electricity. This concept car was shown at the recently concluded Paris Motor show. This plug in hybrid has a rear axle mounted, 3 cylinder, common rail turbo diesel with electric motors on each axle.

These electric motors on each axle are charged by 98 lithium polymer batteries. These batteries are to be charged by regular plug point and it would take 2 and half hours to get it recharged. Moreover, the car’s brakes are equipped with regenerative braking to get the car’s batteries recharged while the brake pedal is pressed on the move. This concept car is a sports coupe and has a seating capacity of 2+2. The meaner part is that this car would produce 332.5 PS and in the test runs, this car shot from 0-100 kmph in just 4.6 seconds whereas the greener part is that this car returns 26.5 kilometers on the highway and only emits 99 g/km using the diesel motor and about 23 g/km using the hybrid power train.

The car features a low drag coefficient of 0.22 Cd whereas its ride height is very low at 1.24 m. Going by the looks of the car, it is focused mainly on reducing the drag and improving aerodynamics overall. The car looks the part that any BMW car would go by. It has those traditional kidney grilles at the front with an eyelid shaped head lamps. The doors are butterfly shaped and are quite innovative. The stance of the car makes one realize more about the Buggati Veyron influence. This car would go into production by 2013 and all the time until then is to be spent on its further development.

On the other side of the performance bracket, BMW or rather one of their tuning firms, G-power has gone ahead and made the BMW M5 one of the fastest 4 door cars in the world. This was done in 2008 when they tinkered around with a BMW M5 and made it the scorching M5 Hurricane RS which reached a top speed of 370 kmph. For the year 2010, they embarked on another ambitious project and that is to make the BMW M6 a more powerful coupe. They have plonked in a V10 engine which is bi-supercharged and makes 811 PS of power and a thunderous 800 Nm of torque. To bring about all this change, G-power replaced the engine components with high performance parts to bring about as well as handle the extra power. To extract maximum performance, most of the ECU commands were re-mapped and also position of the 10 cylinders altered. The outer look gives one of the impression of a much meaner looking car. The front carbon fibre skirt and rear spoiler are one of the major aids to increase the aerodynamics. The new BMW M6 Hurricane RR roars from 0-100 km/h in a scant 4.3 seconds. Scant because this car weighs more than 2 tonnes. 200 kmph is dispatched in 9.3 seconds whereas the 300 mark comes in just a shade under 20 seconds. The top speed falls just shy off the 400 km/h mark, at 391 km per hour.

To retain the exclusivity of this car, G-power are going to make only 10 units across for the world. It is believed that 4 have been already booked and the price tag for this car is pegged at Rs.1.5 crore. This amount is excluding duty and all the taxes. A superb toy for the wealthy few. Unfortunately this car isn’t greener in any aspect since it wasn’t made out for that. The car is been provided under full warranty from BMW.