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Chicago Auto Show event schedule for February 18, & February 19, 2017

World largest auto show is into its climax scenario with loads of surprise launches, Gaming events, and loads of happening events organized for the coming weekend. So take along your friends and families to witness roar of engines, the ambience of thrill through in-house off-road track. Below are the event details to explore the show of real machine.

Saturday, February 18

Event Venue Time
670 The Score Broadcast Toyota Exhibit – South Hall 10:00 AM – 03:00 PM
Event Stage Live Broadcast – US 99.5 FM Event Stage – North Hall 10:00 AM – 05:00 PM
Subaru Ride & Drive Subaru Exhibit – North Hall 10:00 AM – 06:00 PM
Ford Ride & Drive Ford Exhibit – South Hall 10:00 AM – 06:00 PM
Kia Ride & Drive Kia Exhibit – North Hall 10:00 AM – 06:00 PM
Mazda Ride & Drive Mazda Exhibit – North Hall 10:00 AM – 08:00 PM
Chicago Auto Show Blood Drive Heartland Booth SH320 – South Hall 10:00 AM – 10:00 PM
Camp Jeep Jeep Exhibit – South Hall 10:00 AM – 10:00 PM
Drive Chicago Chrysler Exhibit – South Hall 10:00 AM – 10:00 PM
Games & Prizes in Chevy Dealers Blackhawks Zone Chevy Dealers Blackhawks – South Hall 10:00 AM – 10:00 PM
Ram Truck Territory Ram Exhibit – South Hall 10:00 AM – 10:00 PM
The Iron Schökl – Mercedes-Benz Test Track Mercedes-Benz Exhibit – South Hall 10:00 AM – 10:00 PM
Toyota – Go the Distance Test Track Toyota Exhibit – South Hall 11:00 AM – 01:00 PM
Josh R from B96 Mixing Live Chevy Dealers Blackhawks – South Hall 12:00 PM – 02:00 PM
Denis Savard Appearance Chevy Dealers Blackhawks – South Hall 12:15 PM – 05:45 PM
Radio Booth Live Broadcast – WBBM Newsradio 780AM/105.9FM Live Radio Booth – North Hall 02:00 PM – 02:30 PM
Lexus Listening Lounge – Syleena Johnson Lexus Display – South Hall 02:00 PM – 04:00 PM
Zach Miller Appearance Toyota Exhibit – South Hall 03:00 PM – 05:00 PM
DJ Spin from B96 Mixing Live Chevy Dealers Blackhawks – South Hall 06:00 PM – 08:00 PM
DJ Metro from B96 Mixing Live Chevy Dealers Blackhawks – South Hall 07:00 PM – 07:30 PM
Lexus Listening Lounge – Syleena Johnson Lexus Display – South Hall  

 

Sunday, February 19

Event Venue Time
10:00 AM – 12:15 PM 670 The Score Broadcast Toyota Exhibit – South Hall
10:00 AM – 05:00 PM Subaru Ride & Drive Subaru Exhibit – North Hall
10:00 AM – 06:00 PM Chicago Auto Show Blood Drive Heartland Booth SH320 – South Hall
10:00 AM – 06:00 PM Ford Ride & Drive Ford Exhibit – South Hall
10:00 AM – 06:00 PM Kia Ride & Drive Kia Exhibit – North Hall
10:00 AM – 06:00 PM Mazda Ride & Drive Mazda Exhibit – North Hall
10:00 AM – 10:00 PM Camp Jeep Jeep Exhibit – South Hall
10:00 AM – 10:00 PM Drive Chicago Chrysler Exhibit – South Hall
10:00 AM – 10:00 PM Games & Prizes in Chevy Dealers Blackhawks Zone Chevy Dealers Blackhawks – South Hall
10:00 AM – 10:00 PM Ram Truck Territory Ram Exhibit – South Hall
10:00 AM – 10:00 PM The Iron Schökl – Mercedes-Benz Test Track Mercedes-Benz Exhibit – South Hall
10:00 AM – 10:00 PM Toyota – Go the Distance Test Track Toyota Exhibit – South Hall
12:00 PM – 02:00 PM Daniel Carcillo Appearance Chevy Dealers Blackhawks – South Hall
12:00 PM – 05:00 PM NIKKI from B96 Broadcasting Live Chevy Dealers Blackhawks – South Hall
02:00 PM – 02:30 PM Lexus Listening Lounge – Moe Fitz Project Lexus Display – South Hall
02:00 PM – 04:00 PM Lance Briggs Appearance Toyota Exhibit – South Hall
02:00 PM – 07:00 PM Radio Booth Live Broadcast – KHITS 104.3 FM Live Radio Booth – North Hall
05:00 PM – 07:00 PM DJ Metro from B96 Mixing Live Chevy Dealers Blackhawks – South Hall

Feel free to share your words about the event and the vehicles launched.

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The Chicago Auto Show: 2017 BMW i3 revealed

BMW i3 was first launched in 2014 and it also received many awards for an electric vehicle. And now it has come up with the most upgraded model 2017 BMW i3.

Talking about its latest model 2017 i3 is fueled by 33Kwh battery packs that can fully charge in approximate 3 hours 30 minutes with standard charging procedures.BMW i3 will be available in two variants; fully electric and range extended version. The range extended version vehicle is also installed with 650 cc gasoline engine that will power up the car for 350 km. And its electric mechanism can drove you up to 200 km per charge full charge.

The electric performance of the car simply electrifies as the motor can twist out 170 horsepower and 184lb of torque. Being electric the car is comparatively light in weight due to carbon fiber made safety cell, which has boosted the power output. Running down the road BMW i3 is fully capable of vrooming 0-100km/h in just 7.9 seconds on electric mode, and if compared to its competitors; Nissan leaf drives from rest to 100 in 11.6 and ford focus in 10.9 seconds.

Focusing on its high-tech features, it is integrated with dynamic cruise control, premium audio, USB port, satellite radio, airbags, stability and traction control, tiltable steering wheel, on-board information computer system.

2017 BMW i3 comes with a base price of $43,395 with destination fee of $995 and if you opt for other range-extended versions its price is $47,425 with same destination fee.

 

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MotoGP’s World Championship Race 2017 schedule release

For the motor racing enthusiasts, this might be most awaited schedule. The event where huge energy is released from bike’s engine, its vrooming and roaring sound, goose bumps on our skin, and burning asphalt is all set to come. The interesting part will be to watch KTM team and the new rider’s performance among Yamaha, Ducati, and Suzuki.

  • March 26: Grand Prix of Qatar (Losail International Circuit)*
  • April 9: Argentina MotoGP (Termas de Rio Hondo)
  • April 23: Grand Prix of the Americas (Circuit of the Americas)
  • May 7: Spanish Grand Prix (Circuito de Jerez)
  • May 21: Grand Prix of France (Le Mans)
  • June 4: Italian Grand Prix (Autodromo Del Mugello)
  • June 11: Grand Prix of Catalunya (Circuit de Catalunya)
  • June 25: Dutch Grand Prix (TT Circuit Assen)
  • July 2: Grand Prix of Germany (Sachsenring)
  • August 6: Czech Republic Grand Prix (Automotodrom Brno)
  • August 13: Grand Prix of Austria (Red Bull Ring – Spielberg)
  • August 27: British Grand Prix (Silverstone Circuit)
  • September 10: San Marino Grand Prix (Misano World Circuit Marco Simoncelli)
  • September 24: Grand Prix of Aragón (Motorland Aragón)
  • October 15: Grand Prix of Japan (Twin Ring Motegi)
  • October 22: Australian Grand Prix (Phillip Island)
  • October 29: Malaysian Grand Prix (Sepang International Circuit)
  • November 12: Grand Prix of Valencia (Comunitat Valenciana – Ricardo Tormo)

Note: Location marked with  (*) will be a night race.

So mark the dates on your calendar to witness the beasty riders speeding their rides with various new machines to break the aerodynamics.

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Automobile

Detroit Auto Show: New Mercedes AMG GT C coupe

Just after the CES, which was held in Nevada and was a great success for consumer electronics and upcoming future-based products, it’s now time to burn some asphalt, roar the engine, and makes some drifts to explore the great Detroit Auto Show.

Let’s check out an eye-catching and beasty looking car made by Mercedes.

Mercedes rocked the show after the launch of new AMG GT C. The new AMG GT C comes in two models—the coupe and the roadster. The company not only launched its new GT C model but has also upgraded all the AMG GT models with technical updates that are more related to power.

The updated engine of GT C model can generate 557 HP of power. The top speed of the GT C is 306Km /H for both coupe and Roadster and it can go 0-100Km/H in just 3.7 seconds.

The car is equipped with active air management system, which was only exclusively available in GT R model. The vertical louver fitted at the bottom of the front apron helps to control the airflow.

The chassis and suspension system used in the AMG GT C is similar to those used in the GT line model. The AMG GT C Edition 50 comes with two colors which include graphite gray and cashmere white, along with glossy black finishing done on the chromes.

The interior of the car looks more highlighted due to GT Edition 50″ lettering and embosses. The interior is designed in dual colors—black and silver. The seats are made up of nappa leather and the steering wheel clad is made up of microfiber. Other high definition features include ride control and active damper system.

The pricing is yet to be disclosed, so be in touch to explore more rides as most of them are yet to be disclosed at the show.

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Faraday Future reveals its Electric Car FF91

Electric car development is on the high priority among the automakers as the days are near when the cars running on diesel and petrol will be found in the garage standing as a historic monument. You know why, right? The depletion of the fossils fuels will soon come to an end due to excess use.

Many car makers have already jumped into the race to acquire the technology and run along the future demands.

Faraday Future, an electric car startup, launched its debut electric car FF91 in Las Vegas at CES 2017.

The company has been through lots of leaps and bounds due to delayed factory setup, unpaid bills, and the huge amount of debts. Last year, the company faced grievous and witnessed an unfortunate display of non-operational EV supercar instead of expected vehicle.

But after a drastic recovery in 2.5 years, the company now managed to deliver a super efficient yet powerful car.

Talking about the power, FF91 is assembled with an in-house electric drive train that can take the car 0 to 60mph in just 2.39 seconds. The interesting contest was between Tesla’s Model P100 D records of being the fastest (2.5 seconds) that was beaten by Faradays FF91.

The company also claimed that FF91 can be driven more than 500 miles on a single charge. Faraday Future has developed its car with most connected features enabled such as passengers tracking, screen present everywhere in the car for better infotainment experience, and rear passengers have displays on the doors.
The battery assembled in the car is made by LG chem, which is a modular battery and would help the carmaker to make any size cars.
The company also claims it would be a fully autonomous car with 10 high definition cameras and over a dozen of short and long range radar and ultrasonic sensors.

It has been said that the car will be officially delivered in 2018.

Hence, the FF91 is said to be the fastest electric car for now, as the race is on among the competitors.

 

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Electric car Startup Lucid makes its debut with first car: Air

The automotive industry giants have drastically shifted their focus from fossil fuels to electric emission. Looking at rate of source depletion and pollution factor, the electric charge is one of the efficient options to control the green house emission gases. The competition isn’t simple in the electric cars market due to huge auto giants already into the race.

Lucid, an electric car startup based in California, has jumped into the race with its newly electric-powered car AIR.

AIR is a shiny finished sedan, with all wheel drive powered by 100 kwh battery pack to run the fully electric drive train. The vehicles can be driven up to 300 miles on a single charge. The battery pack will be procured from Samsung SDI. The optional features provided by the car maker include 29 speaker audio system and executive rear seating with glass canopy roof. The large sedan offers a large leg room for the rear seated passengers with reclining type of seating.

 

The car is also intentionally designed with a feature of self driving to meet the future competitions. However, the launching of the self driven option will be totally rely on the legal support. However, self driven technology used in AIR are the six radar modules, four LIDAR sensors, and eight cameras.

Lucid affirmed that the AIR is not a concept car, as the company has already initiated with its production procedures related to the body works. The first plant will be located at South of Phoenix.

Lucid has not disclosed about its pricing, but the range would be in parallel to other competitors. It has expected that the Lucid’s AIR would probably hit the roads till 2019.

 

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Automobile Technology

5 essential gadgets for your car

The phrase “less is more” clearly does not fit in when it comes for automobile. And that’s the reason why the sale of the SUV and MUV has reached a peak and touched the sky of the market in the past decade. Nowadays, all new car comes with built-in features like sound system, rear view cameras, and navigation system.

With all these features easily available in the market, you can get them integrated in your car. Here are 5 such cool gadgets that can be helpful.

Car Charger

Well, this is all time needed gadget. In the world of smartphones, car charger plays a role of life-saver. Sometimes, one beautiful morning, whenever we step in the car and wonder, why did we not charge the phone last night, car charger help us out.

GPS Navigation

In today’s world, all cars do have a GPS navigation system, but most of them do not.

Now, the LX440 is a leading name in the GPS navigation system with a 4.2-inch touch screen. The LX440 will cost you around Rs 6,500. If you cannot afford one, you can use your old smartphone as a navigation system.

Tire Pressure Monitor Valves

The most neglected and overlooked feature in the car is the tire pressure. For a long lasting tire, one must also maintain and check the pressure frequently. Failing to do so may result in the bursting of tire due to high pressure or may result in tearing of tire due to low pressure.

Electric Car Jack

Imagine a scenario where you are on a road trip and your car gets a puncture with no gas station nearby. At such times, an electric car jack can help you change the puncture without breaking a sweat.

Dash Cam

With the increasing number in the road accidents, video surveillance and dash cams have become must for every car. The Kingear A1 is a one of the leading gadgets when it comes to dash cam. It is equipped with full HD cameras with support of night vision. This gadget may cost you around Rs 7,500.

So gear up and integrate your car with these cool and essential gadgets regarding your safetyfor prevention is better than cure!!!

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Automobile News

All-new BMW 1 Series introduced in China

The new BMW 1 series was introduced in China on behalf of the 2016 Guangzhou auto show. The company designed this car in such a spectacular way that anybody will add it in their dream-to-buy list as soon as one sees the car. BMW specially mentioned that this car is developed and designed for young and enthusiastic drivers.

Jochen Goller, the senior sale and marketing person of BMW, commented, “Our new BMW 1 series is the top-notch product that we have developed so far in the right time, at the right place, and for the right people. This will take the company to the new height of progress.

The new BMW 1 Series in Estoril Blue
The new BMW 1 Series in Estoril Blue

Why the BMW 1 series was introduced only in China and not in the U.S.? Obviously, this isn’t the right time for a car to get introduced in the U.S. due to the shocking result of the presidential election which showed the victory of Donald Trump. There is a possibility of the new car going on sale in North America but not anytime soon.

Talking about the design, the BMW 1 series is available in two colors: Estoril Blue and Luminous Gold. It reflects key designs like hexagonal LED headlights, high trunk lid, double kidney grille, beefy hood, and L-shaped tail lights. Giving a final stroke in the list of features, the BMW 1 series also comes with BMW iDrive system, panoramic roof, and an 8.8-inch LED center screen. If you go with the top model in the series, it will come equipped with features like Brake Energy Regeneration, Lane Departure Warning, run-flat tires, Auto Start/Stop Technology, and Collision and Pedestrian Warning.

Even though the price for the new sedan has not been announced, we are sure enough that the car will create a fire in the market due to its killing looks and top-notch performance.