When you have a saloon of this size, it’s quite common to have an issue with visibility, especially when it comes to reversing or turning at slow speeds. To combat this, the 5 Series comes with a reversing camera, a self-parking system and a 360-degree birds eye view monitor. There is also an optional head’s up display function to project your speed, the speed limit and even directions onto the windscreen – so you don’t even have to look down to see what’s going on!
Despite my best efforts to get a budget to fly out and check out the latest tech for cars at the CES 2017 Conference FOR YOU, I am sad to say I failed epically! Therefore, I have been scanning the net to find out what is of interest to us car lovers.
Classic Car Passion gets Graham (CVS Ltd Director) fame at last! Graham Harbord Director and one of the founder's of CVS Ltd has a real passion for classic cars, its no surprise really considering he has been working in the motor trade all his life. However this week, on the hottest day so far this year he found himself in front of the Practical Classics Magazines photographer Matt Howell.The article about Graham and his cars will be published soon and once it is we will link it here, but whilst we wait in anticipation for his interview and the photography to be printed by the magazine.... here is a sneak preview of what the fuss is all about!
Will he ever make a cup of tea for us again? Diva alert!!!
Graham with his Riley being photographed by Matt Howell, clearly very comfortable about being in front of the camera!
And here are a couple more photos from 'The Shoot'.....
Global sales of BMW Group’s core brand rose faster in June than at Audi and Mercedes-Benz as demand from China and the United States helped the premium carmaker to extend a lead over the two rivals in the first six months of the year.
Sales at the brand were up 9 percent last month to 153,075, the group said today, compared with growth of 5 percent to 140,300 and 8 percent to 131,609 at Audi and Mercedes respectively.
Six-month sales at BMW brand rose 8 percent to 804,000 cars, expanding the lead over runner-up Audi to 24,000 from 11,000 after five months. Half-year sales at Audi and Mercedes rose 6 percent each to 780,500 and 694,000 respectively.
“BMW has stronger momentum than Audi and Mercedes, that won’t change in the second half,” said Hanover-based NordLB analyst Frank Schwope.