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Sneak Preview of the 2007 BMW M3

2007 BMW M3

The car is said to be one of the BMW 3 Series line-up. The 2007 BMW M3 is said to have 400 HP generated by a supercharged V8 engine, which is based on V10 engine manufactured by BMW for the M5. The V8 engine is more compact than the old six-cylinder engine. Although the BMW M3 belongs to the BMW 3 Series, the design is distinctive from the other members of the line-up. The M3 contains a much longer wheelbase, widened fenders, and a stylish quad tailgates. The M3 also contains features inspired by BMW M5 such as front wing vents, twin exit exhausts, and a unique “M” badge. Watch out for this vehicle to be unveiled anytime soon.

And for BMW parts like wheel cover, mirror, floor mats and grille can be found any time at Auto Parts Fast.

Heard About Gay Motor Shows?

TopGayer Motor Show

Probably not. This will be the first!

TS Media, the publisher of TopGayer website and Cardiff Wales Mardi Gras, one of Europe's biggest free gay festivals has collaborated to host the very first gay motor show. The show is entitled TopGayer Motor Show and will be held on Saturday, September 2 at the Sophia Gardens in Cardiff, Wales.

Rich Tuckwell, co-founder of TS Media and Editor of said

"We’ve been talking about the idea of holding a gay motor show since we launched TopGayer at last years Cardiff Mardi Gras. We sponsored last years Mardi Gras and had the Welsh launch of TopGayer at the event. The crowds’ response was amazing with everybody asking if we would be having a motor show, we said then that we would hold the worlds first Gay Motor Show in Cardiff as a big thank you to everyone at the event in Cardiff for all their support".

The first TopGayer Motor Show will feature some “gay-friendly” vehicles like the Mazda MX5 in bright pink and the MINI Rydale. Other entertaining events will also be featured including the inflatable sumo wrestling challenge and Bungee Run championships. Chevrolet has also donated a brand new Matiz for the one lucky winner of the Text-2-Win contest.

Presenting the 2007 Chevrolet Equinox

2007 Chevrolet Equinox

Smooth, elegant, and safe. These three words best describes the 2007 Chevrolet Equinox. The 4-door, 5-passenger SUV from Chevrolet received a five-star safety rating for both driver and front passenger in the frontal crash test conducted by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s (NHTSA) New Car Assessment Program.

The 2007 Equinox is available in two model grades – the Equinox LS and Equinox LT. Both are equipped with a 3.4-liter 3400 V6 engine and five-speed automatic transmission with Adaptive Learning Capability. The engine generates 185 horsepower and produces 210 lb.–ft. of torque. EPA estimated MPG 19 city, 24 highway for FWD models and 18 city, 23 highway for AWD models.

Standard specifications and features for 2007 Chevrolet Equinox include:

Daytime Running Lamps (DRL) with Automatic Exterior Lamp Control
Halogen headlamps
Rear, integrated, roof-mounted spoiler
16-inch aluminum tires
Clear-lens tail lamps

Driver and front-passenger airbag
Head-curtain side airbag
Carpeted front and rear floor mats
Console center
Leather-wrapped steering wheel
Cargo convenience net
Front driver-side six-way power seats
Front heated driver and passenger seats
XM Satellite radio

Anti-lock braking systems (ABS)
Traction Control
Dual-Stage Frontal Air Bags
Head-Curtain Side-Impact Air Bags

Volkswagen Rabbit hops on Playboy Bunny!

Volkswagen Rabbit on Playboy

Volkswagen wants to tickle your fancy – especially if you’re male and loves bunnies.

Kerri Martin, Director of brand innovation for Volkswagen of America, joined forces with Playboy magazine to create a sexy and playful advertisement for the September 2006 issue of Playboy magazine. The advertisement is a part of Volkswagen’s campaign to bring back the Volkswagen Rabbit in the U.S. and Canadian markets.

“The return of the Rabbit to the North American market has been extremely well received. The Playboy opportunity was a great chance to unite two famous and iconic brands”

Kerri Martin was quoted saying in news reports.

The back cover features the rear view of three Playboy bunnies including Holly Madison, Bridget Marquardt and Kendra Wilkinson, stars of E! Entertainment’s reality TV show “The Girls Next Door”. The main highlight of the ad is the Volkswagen Rabbit logo tattooed in the lower back of the sexy Playboy bunny cover girl, Holly Madison.

The September issue will be available in the second season of the show early this August.

MERCEDES spices up SLK-Class with red trims, more “throaty” sound


Inside Line reports that German automaker Mercedes-Benz has unveiled a new sports package for its SLK Class, making it literally red-hot with red seatbelts, floor mats edged in red and red needles in the instrument cluster. The red cabin trim plays effective contrast to the black roof liner, black trim to the left and right of the steering wheel, and a carbon-look trim strip above the glove compartment.

But it’s not all about the looks though. As you would expect from a car by Mercedes-Benz, the new SLK package pays attention to performance in its lowered sport suspension with 18-inch wheels, a more beefy braking system with brake calipers bearing "Mercedes-Benz" lettering, and an AMG breakaway edge at the rear. On the SLK280 and SLK350, the company also offers a special sport air filter for a sexier, more "throaty" sound.

And how much will this “hotness” cost you? Mercedes says that the sports package, now available, will cost about $1,470-$2,060.

Beating the blues with VW Polo Blue Motion

Volkswagen is counting on the current fuel blues to help jump start its latest model, the Polo Blue Motion.

Polo Blue Motion

The Polo Blue Motion – first seen at the Geneva Motor Show in February – promises to give the popular Toyota Prius a run for its money with a highly impressive 60 mpg on the combined European consumption cycle and 717-mile range. And did we mention that you can get it for a low price of $19,990?

The three-door hatchback is based on the popular front-wheel-drive Polo 1.4 TDI, making the same 80 horsepower from its 1.4-liter 3-cylinder turbodiesel. It also has a reworked 5-speed gearbox, an optimized aerodynamic package and 14-inch low-rolling-resistance tires.

Meet the new “Tiguan” from Volkswagen

VW Tiguan

The readers of AutoBild group had made their suggestions and voted for their favorite name for Volkswagen’s latest compact SUV. Among the five contenders are Tiguan, Nanuk, Namib, Rockton, and Samun. These names were the best ones that came up at the suggestion forum that Volkswagen opened up to generate an idea on what to name their new vehicle.

And the winner is the Tiguan. About 350,000 voted from ten countries and the clear winner was Tiguan. According to the person who suggested the name, it was derived from the combination of the words tiger and iguana. Sounds wild? Well, just wait and see for yourself when Volkswagen uncovers the Tiguan soon in 2008.

“This unique event is demonstrative of how Volkswagen is opening up: we made a clear appeal to the market - potential buyers could help choose the name Tiguan. The positive reaction shows that this is the right approach.“ This was said by Dr. Wolfgang Bernhard, the chairman of the board of management for Volkswagen.

The Tiguan SUV will represent the same success as its predecessor, the Volkswagen Touareg in terms of elegance, reliability, and the tenacity of SUVs. While waiting for this new SUV from Volkswagen, why don’t you try to browse the latest Volkswagen auto body parts and accessories from Auto Parts Fast?

Concept Cars Unveiled this 2006

Nowadays, there are lots of enhancements, updates, and new stuffs on anything you can turn to, most commonly in automobile industry. Futuristic concepts and modern designs got their respective area in auto industry and eventually will be out of the market.

Here are three of the recent concept cars that have been unveiled at the 2006 New York Auto Show:

Acura MD-X Concept

Acura MD-X Concept

The MD-X Concept introduced at the 2006 New York Auto Show previews the all-new 2007 MDX that soon will arrive anytime this fall. The new Acura MDX emphasizes the sporty part of the vehicle, unlike its predecessor, but still it is a seven-passenger sport/utility vehicle (SUV). The concept of Acura MD-X features a wider track and a longer wheelbase than the current MDX and has a wide stance for further accommodation.

Honda Element SC Prototype

Honda Element SC Prototype

Honda is said to boost its market with the production of the new SC prototype that has been shown at the 2006 New York Auto Show. It has a uniquely stylish carpeted interior, new seat belt design, custom front bumper, projector beam headlights, and slightly lowered roofline.

Scion Fuse Concept

Scion Fuse Concept

Scion uncovers their new Fuse coupe at the 2006 New York Auto Show. It features a sensor activated butterfly doors that will save your time in pulling the handle for a convenient entrance and exit. Another feature is the two 10.5-inch LCD screen and a two horizontal glass panels that offers multiple openings.

If you want these vehicles or maybe you already have one, try searching for Acura parts, Honda parts, and Scion/Toyota parts. You can also browse the wide selection of different high-quality auto body parts for upgrades.

Toyota Creates TMAP Thailand

The Toyota Motor Corporation announced to the motoring public that it has created the Toyota Motor Asia Pacific Co., Ltd. in Thailand and is called TMAP for short. In fact, this has been created so as to ensure that the company’s vehicles would grab more share of the auto market in the region especially in countries including the Philippines, Vietnam, Taiwan, India, Malaysia, and Indonesia.

Backed up with essential auto parts and Toyota accessories from Auto Parts Fast, Asians would surely be clamoring for more Toyota vehicles. In fact, the company has seen that the TMAP Thailand would be able to strengthen the production and supply of Toyota vehicles to the mentioned market.

Looking For The Buried Volvo XC90?

Buried Volvo

Are you one of the thousands of people looking and searching the globe for the buried Volvo XC90?

Just in case you did not know, Volvo has started a multi-media treasure hunt as part of its support to the new Disney pirate movie, “Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest”. And this treasure you would be searching for would be a Volvo XC90 which is one-of-a-kind. This, of course, could be considered quite a treasure. It would take you lots of efforts to create one like that by just sprucing up your vehicle with parts like Volvo hubcaps, mirrors, and weatherstripping from Auto Parts Fast.

The treasure map for such a hunt could be found through the various Volvo retailers in the country. Don’t worry. The treasure map is for free. Although you would have to go online at to register for this hunt. You also would have to go through various challenges, clues, and puzzles that would prove to be quite an adventure.

Just recently, Volvo came out with a list of places where you should not look. The company has guaranteed that the pirate-themed Volvo XC90 would not be found in these places:

• Underneath the uprights of the Meadowlands Giants Stadium. The company is thinking that they might just find something previously buried there so they did not think of burying the vehicle there.

• Neverland. Middle Earth. Willie Wonka’s Chocolate Factory. Elizabethtown, Kentucky. The company claims that these might be good ideas to look for the buried XC90 but these just might be the wrong movie for it.

• Inside a huge Cracker Jack box. Just wondering how huge would the box be to contain the XC90.

• Pirates of the Caribbean Ride at Disneyland. Too obvious, the company states.

• Irv Gordon’s garage. Volvo is thinking that Gordon just might drive the car around so it would not be good to bury it in his garage.

Happy searching! Who knows? It just might be in your backyard.

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