Automotive

Luxury sports cars: Quick fact check

Luxury sports cars, the mention of these opens up the world of glamour, grandeur, sleek luxury and sophistication. It can be quite an event in a person’s life to purchase a luxury sports car. It is important to make note of some significant facts, guidelines, and opinions before making a grand purchase like a luxury sports car. Although these facts may seem obvious and straight forward, a surprising number of people tend to overlook these before considering a purchase.

  • When it comes to back seats, luxury sports cars barely have any room.  Therefore, it is important to remember that there will be no family seating here.  However, as for the price, it stands way above any nonsports variant no matter how much the latter costs.
  • When it comes to judging the output of these cars, skip counting the cylinders.  The stats and modes are different here. For a V6, which is turbocharged, you can expect more speed as compared to a V8 that is aspirated.
  • While buying a sports car, look into the torque and the horsepower. Also, consider the areas and terrains the car is expected to be driven on. You will not want to exert an engine up a slope if it is not equipped for such a terrain.
  • Do not forget the drivetrain. This is indicative of the wheel drive category of the sports car.  The possible options are front wheel drive, reset wheel drive or even an all wheel variant.
  • It is preferable to go in for reset wheel drivetrain. All-wheel variants are becoming popular thanks to the better traction balance these offer.
  • Always check the quality of the ride your chosen car offers.  Take some bumps upfront and linger around before you seal a deal.
  • Coming to the big talk, always be prepared for high-performance costs when it comes to sports cars. Fuel economy will be low and the fuel is supposed to be premium. From replacement parts to tires, everything will attract huge bucks.

Then again, if you love a luxury sports car enough, you will purchase one no matter what. Consider the aforementioned points and pick wisely.

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Tips to follow while buying a used luxury sports car

Car enthusiasts are a breed of people who never seem to rest at ease with just one opinion about a given car. Add to this curiosity the hype behind sports car, and you can have a debate raging in under a minute about which sports car trumps the other.  Also, no matter how good a car they have, even if it is the best in the segment or the best possible model they could get, car enthusiasts always have a soft spot for the shiny, powerful, quintessential sports car. Now just sometimes, the budget might become a top concern that throws such buyers into a tizzy. But then worry not since the world of used sports cars and used luxury sports cars is just a step away. Here are some tips to consider while buying a luxury sports car.

Consumables and concerns
Be critical. There is nothing wrong in assuming that most consumables category of car parts could be pooched. From rotors to the clutch, you have to be prepared that these all need a replacement for the car you are planning to buy.

Check the fluids
For optimal investment, you need to assume that car fluids have never been changed earlier. Therefore, consider including these costs in your budget bracket. While coolant and engine lubricant are significant, do not forget to pay attention to the fluids for power steering or transmission either!

Examine thoroughly
Yes, we are still in sports car shopping zone and we want you to not trust the quality of the used luxury sports car much. Inspect the body from all ends, the bumpers and check for suspension damage.

Look for the warranty 
When shopping for used sports cars that have some factory warranty left, it is better to assume that the truth is otherwise. You will have to check each service sheet to know for sure what the real status is since goofing up the warranty is as easy as missing a fluid change.

Spend some bucks to get a present purchase inspection. It takes around one hour but lets you understand internal issues such as those with powertrain electronics.

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Buying the right parts for your Corvette!

There has been a high demand for Corvettes, and thus, it’s important to get genuine parts as well. With a little effort and research, accessories and parts can be found with great ease. This helps in maintaining engines, fuel pumps, crankcases, camshafts, and alternators. Usually, you can find these parts at Corvette dealers, but they are very pricey. As you research for the parts of Corvettes for sale, look out for these deals and offers that can help cut the costs. They have a good stock for all current models.

However, you need to do an in-depth search for important parts like gas tanks, valve covers, radiators etc. When you seek out parts for older generations, it’s good to get in touch with previous Corvette owners. They will properly help in sharing past experiences and in sharing tips.

Also, there are many websites and chat rooms that are especially dedicated to the parts of Corvettes for sale; you will get complete information about the engine parts and also about the places wherein you can find these accessories and parts. The Internet is a great place and you can get total advice, which further helps in avoiding hasty purchase. Always search on these websites before you take the decision.

Moreover, the market is filled with aftermarket vendors and they have a stock of each and everything. They have all the accessory parts, thereby making the purchase easier. In case you are unable to find anything, you may simply call or send an email or a message to the vendor. The vendor as a professional will certainly help locate the accessory or part for you. It is also important to have good network and referrals of garages, junk yards, and body shops. This will help in getting distributors, coolant hoses, and rare power steering and fuel injectors.

Browsing the internet will give you answers to all the questions. Once you find a reliable provider, things are going to be easier than ever. Parts are an important thing and you need to make sure you get the best ones that too without any sort of hassles.

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Flaunt your style with Corvettes!

A classic Chevrolet Corvette looks just perfect when in showrooms, but when you get it home, you must be able to maintain the same condition. Yes, you always have to make it look brand new, don’t you? You can perfectly store it in a ventilated garage and can also polish it time and again so that the lustrous look is maintained. The car’s performance will be improved, and you will get a good price, whenever you have plans of selling it. This aspect of maintaining the condition of a car keeping in mind the depreciation rates in the car market is crucial.

Appearance matters a lot; when the exteriors and interiors are properly maintained, the Corvette can retain its shine. Usually, people wish to get a 1st class machine so that they can boast their style on the road. Excellent power is also necessary.

Some people use it for investment purpose also. Yes, they have extra money, which is why they give preference to this expensive collection. If you are wealthy, then buying Corvettes for sale is not going to be an issue at all. Regular maintenance is needed, and one must invest in various parts for ensuring that prime condition is maintained.

People buy Corvettes for sale to flaunt their status as these are designed perfectly in a sleek and stylish manner. When you take it on the highway, it’s sure to grab eyeballs. It needs to be kept looking the best always; this will help in instant selling whenever you want to.

When it comes to protection of the Corvette, the exterior, and the interior should be considered. Special protection is needed from intense UV sunlight, road debris, moisture and foul weather. The good idea is to get a car cover to protect the interior colors and exterior paints. As we all know, the paint job can fade away with sunlight easily, and warping can be caused.

With high-quality covers, there is no need of worrying about anything. Floor mats are another great thing that you need to take into consideration. When there’s quality protection, the debris can be shaken out, and interior can retain good looks.

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Can the market value of your car go down irrespective of its condition?

In terms of economics, it is in the end all about demand and supply. A higher demand for used cars will give you a higher used car book value. But if more people are looking forward to selling their used cars, then you know it for a fact that price of used cars will go down.

If today people are purchasing more new cars, then there would be more used cars in the market. Which implies that tomorrow there would be a higher supply of used cars in the market. People who are looking to buy used cars would be happy to notice such high supply of used cars. Not just because of lower prices, but also because buyers would have a larger pool of choices to pick from.

Irrespective of the condition of your cars, its demand is expected to change the moment you alter either demand or supply for used cars in the market. Even if you have a well-maintained car, which is not used for a long time and promises high performance, you might not get equally good car book value if the government decided to lower the tax rates on new cars.

This is not only going to decrease demand for used cars because of higher demand for new cars, but it will also increase the total number of used cars in the market. Which implies that it is going to hit you hard as it is not only killing the demand for used cars today, but it is also going to soon boost the supply of used cars in the market.

On the contrary, any increase in the tax rates is going to make new cars much more expensive, and used cars much more attractive to buy. This again is good for car owners who are looking for buyers, but not for such buyers. Therefore, not just the demand and supply of used cars in the market will affect the cars’ book value, a list of related factors are going to alter the car book value substantially.

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All you need to know about the car book value

Car book value is just another term to convey current value or fair market value of a used automobile. The price of an automobile at the time of purchase is the value of the car at the time of purchase. One does know the worth of an automobile while purchasing it. But owing to depreciation in the value of the vehicle, it is bound to change the moment one starts using it.

Several questions are revolving around the term car book value. Why it is imperative for a person to know car book value? Well, if you are planning to take an automobile insurance policy, or sell your car, or buy a used car then you surely need to know car book value.

Finding a mutually agreeable value is a difficult deal to crack. It is very likely that buyer and seller will have two different car book values of the same vehicle. Then how do you find a neutral car book value, to which both the parties would agree? There are several companies, mobile applications or websites offering you algorithmic methods to calculate the current worth of your automobile in just a few seconds.

It is not just the condition of the car that determines the car book value. Even if the car is in perfect condition, still the car might not have a great market value. A slump in an economy is one such instance, where car book value is expected to drop significantly irrespective of the condition of the car. This might give some relief to buyers, but not to the sellers. There are several other factors which influence demand for a used car. There are several car companies, which have a comparatively lower car book value because of their reputation in the market. Therefore, even at the time of purchasing a new car, it becomes imperative for a buyer to choose the company of the automobile diligently.

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An overview of the Cadillac CTS sedan

The Cadillac CTS sedan’s price varies and the base price is around $45,995. It is relatively low with respect to other cars in the mid-size luxury segment. It can be upgraded to the Luxury version which is priced at $51,695. The Premium Luxury trim costs $7,500 more than the Cadillac CTS Luxury variant and has a price of $59,195. The Cadillac CTS V-Sport version is priced conveniently at $60,695. However, there is a jump of $10,100 when it comes to the price of the V-Sport Premium Luxury. It has a price tag of $70,795.

The Cadillac CTS-V comes with a 6.2 liter super powerful V-8 engine that generates 640 horsepower. The various features provided are 8-speed automatic transmission, rear cross traffic alert, performance traction management, premium steering system, performance data recorder, WiFi hotspot, and head-up display. These come at a premium price of $85,995. It is said to be the agilest, and fierce vehicle Cadillac has ever made.

If one wants to buy a Cadillac sedan but doesn’t want to pay a premium price, then lower end models of the brand can be opted for. The Cadillac ATS’ starting price is $34,595 which is pretty much lesser than the CTS. Moreover, the Cadillac XTS which is a full-size luxury car has a starting price lower than the Cadillac CTS. It is priced at $45,595.

The Cadillac CTS sedan’s synonymous with luxury, dignity, and majesty. However, it is not very fuel-efficient. It is also not as spacious as the likes of BMW, Mercedes-Benz, and Audi. One can always let go of the base variant and choose for higher variants for a better driving experience. That would, however, result in a corresponding increase in the price.

Nonetheless, the new Cadillac CTS sedan’s one of the most prestigious luxury cars in the country. It has been picked up as the most sought after luxury car time and again. The superb deliverables of the car only justify its stance as an executive luxury car. It will continue to offer tough competition to the already established top notch brands. The Cadillac CTS sedan’s sale is increasing by the day and we will get to see more generations of the Cadillac CTS sedan in the future.

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Cadillac: The luxury division of General Motors

Cadillac is one of the superior luxury automobile brands in the country. Though the foundation of the company dates to 1902, it was taken over by General Motors in 1909. The current headquarters of the company is located in New York. John de Nysschen is the president of Cadillac who also serves as the executive vice president of General Motors.

It was formed by William Murphy and Lemuel Bowen who were previously financiers in Ford. They were joined by Henry M. Leland, an engineer. The company was established in Detroit, Michigan. It, therefore, got its name from the city’s French founder Antoine de la Mothe Cadillac. Also, the logo of Cadillac has been derived from the French explorer’s coat of arms.

The headquarters of Cadillac is nothing short of an architectural masterpiece. The ground floor has been designed into a complex that showcases Cadillac’s 114-year history. It serves as a gallery, exhibition area and also hosts a café. It is known to the public as the Cadillac House that exudes extraordinary magnificence.

Cadillac has left a prominent mark in 44 countries with its luxurious automobile offerings. It has also ventured into motor-sport racing. The DPi-V.R Race Car and the ATS-V.R Race car have been specifically engineered for the same. For a company that has constantly been redefining luxury, creating a sports car has been challenging. The designers have, however, left no stone unturned in giving their best shot.

The various vehicles offered by Cadillac include the XTS, CT6, XT5, ATS, ATS-V, CT6-Plug-In, CTS, CTS-V and the Escalade. The Cadillac CTS sedan’s price is high and it occupies the uppermost position in Cadillac’s portfolio of luxury cars. It was awarded the Motor Trend’s Car of the Year title for exemplary performance in 2008 and 2014. It has continually been finding a place in the Top 10 best cars’ lists worldwide.

A silver colored new Cadillac CTS was also seen in the film-The Matrix Reloaded in 2003. This helped the car gather massive publicity. Ever since its release in 2002 (2003 model), the Cadillac CTS sedan’s sales have consistently increased and it has been on the radar screen of luxury vehicle enthusiasts. It is also highly preferred by the country’s top guns.

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A list of specifications and prices of the BMW 7 Series

The BMW 7 Series was first released forty years ago marking the beginning of a revolution in the luxury segment. Before the launch of the E23 (first generation), BMW focused on producing small sedans. To celebrate its success, BMW recently introduced the 7 Series 40 Jahre Edition as a part of the sixth generation. It is a limited edition model as only 200 units will be produced at the Dingolfing plant.

On the other side, the current 2017 model of the BMW 7 Series is giving competitors a run for their money. The combination of a sleek built style packed with exclusive features is garnering positive response all over the world. Here are the BMW 7 Series prices and variants.

The 740i sedan comes packed with the B58B30 engine which is a 3-liter 6-cylinder engine giving 320 horsepower. The price of this sedan is $83,100.

The 740i xDrive also contains the 3-liter twin power turbo engine and has been priced at $86,100.It gives a mileage of 19 miles per gallon in the city and 28 miles per gallon on the highway.

The 750i is an upscale version of the 740i comprising of the N6B344 engine which is a 4-liter V-8 engine giving 445 horsepower. The amount that has to be shelled out for this version is $96,400.

Coming at a price of $99,400, the 750i xDrive also has a twin power turbo V-8 engine giving a mileage of 17 miles per gallon in the city and 26 miles per gallon on the highway.

The N63M30 engine has been placed inside the exclusive Alpina B7 xDrive.

It is a 4.4-liter V-8 engine which gives 600 horsepower. This limited edition model has been priced at $138,800.

The M760i xDrive comes with a massive 6.6 liter M performance V-12 engine giving 601 horsepower (N74B66). It offers a fuel mileage of 13 miles per gallon in the city and 20 miles per gallon on the highway.The M760i has a premium price of $156,700.

You must keep in mind that all the aforementioned BMW 7 Series prices are approximate. The BMW 7 Series is associated with sheer luxury and luxury comes with a premium price tag. But given the high capacity engines that ensure a delightful experience, it doesn’t feel bad at all to pay the extravagant price of the BMW 7 Series.

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BMW 7 Series 2017: Variants and prices

The BMW 7 Series is the German company’s signature model that was launched for the first time in 1977. Ever since its inception, the 7 Series has fulfilled the expectations of the buyers as a full-size luxury sedan. It is the chief rival of the Mercedes-Benz S Class and the Audi A8. The 7 Series is currently in its sixth generation and is called G11 (short wheelbase) as well as G12 (long wheelbase).

Let’s have a look at the 2017 BMW 7 Series prices and variants in which they are available. The BMW 7 Series prices are based on the manufacturer’s suggested retail price (MSRP) and do not include any tax, registration or handling fee:

  • BMW 740i – This is the starting model available in the USA and is priced at $83,100. It has been specially engineered for those who wish to experience luxury at a lower price in the BMW 7 Series category.
  • BMW 740i xDrive – The price of this sedan is $86,100 and is another powerful petrol variant. It has a couple of additional features than its previous counterpart.
  • BMW Plug-in 740e xDrive iPerformance – This is a hybrid version of the BMW 7 Series. The gasoline engine is supported by an electric motor. The BMW 7 Series’ price is $90,700. It is noteworthy that the hybrid form does not compromise on performance making it a highly efficient car.
  • BMW 750i –It comes with a price tag of $96,400 and has a V8 twin turbo charged engine for a smooth driving experience.
  • BMW 750i xDrive –This sedan perfectly combines comfort and high performance and is priced at $99,400.
  • BMW ALPINA B7 xDrive – This is a limited edition model that displays extraordinary magnificence. It comes at a premium price of $138,800 and is highly favored by enthusiastic drivers.
  • BMW M760i – This athletic version has a robust engine that is sure to take the racer out of you. It is priced at $156,700. With acceleration as fast as lightning, this car from the house of BMW is the high-end model of the 7 Series.

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