AD #2272 – Car Sales in India Rise, BMW Aims to Overtake Mercedes, Hella Shows Off New Technology

January 19th, 2018 at 12:01pm

Runtime: 9:18

0:29 Car Sales in India Rise
1:29 VW Claims Sales Crown
2:11 BMW Aims to Overtake Mercedes
3:04 Hella Shows Off New Technology
4:54 Audi Workers Help Save Millions
6:06 Mustang V8 Named Best Engine

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13 Comments to “AD #2272 – Car Sales in India Rise, BMW Aims to Overtake Mercedes, Hella Shows Off New Technology”

  1. Kit Gerhart Says:

    Are Mini and Rolls-Royce included in BMW’s sales numbers, as counted for “bragging rights.”

  2. Frederick Schmidt Says:

    Yes the Ford V8 is a fantastic engine. Now don’t abandoned it in favor of turbo/electric assist hybrid 4 banger. Now all i need to do is buy a 2018 Mustang GT…..well its nice to have a dream. Next house needs a three car garage for sure!

  3. XA351GT Says:

    At work I have to watch with no sound. The CC had me LMAO. Autoline was Auto Lying and Auto Lang Audi was outtie. Had me cracking up.

    V8s have always sounded great to me. Very few 4 & 6 sound like anything other than tractors had higher volume.

  4. Kit Gerhart Says:

    I always thought E-type Jaguars sounded good, but to me, all of today’s V6′s sound like crap, when they have noisy exhaust.

  5. John McElroy Says:

    Kit, BMW is not including RR and Mini in those numbers. BMW brand sells about 2 million vehicles, Mini sells about 352,000 and Rolls-Royce sells a little over 4,000 cars a year.

  6. Kit Gerhart Says:

    Thanks, John, for the info.

  7. Lambo2015 Says:

    The Ford plasma arc spray in liner is a cool process but cannot be bored. But hey who does that anymore?

    As for the Hella sensor technology that seems to be cool in theory however I would imagine driving on these Michigan pot hole riddled roads the car will be flashing like police car in a 70 disco.

  8. Kit Gerhart Says:

    I’m sure the Mustang V8 works quite well, but I’d take a Camaro V8 any day. The “antique” Chevy V8 makes the same power, and gets better gas mileage, with 1/4 as many camshafts, 1/2 as many valves, and 1/2 as many injectors, etc. The Ford specs regular gas, while the Chevy “recommends” premium, but from my experience with a 2016 Corvette, the Chevy V8 works fine on regular in normal driving, with no measurable effect on mpg.

    Gas mileage data:

  9. Chuck Grenci Says:

    Back in my Navy days (I think it was in 1975) when on leave I got to drive an E-Type from Charleston, SC to Philadelphia and back; it had the V-12 and was very sweet to drive and hear. I’ve also heard that the E-Type with the six was very good (as well). This was the first time I drove a vehicle that would give you thumbs up from other “Jag” (or other) drivers; pretty cool.

    Sorry for my diatribe above but what I was getting around to is that I’ve been enticed from multiple cylinder’d models, that to me, sounded great (including 4′s, 6′s and of course 8′s). And if I include motorcycles, I’ve got to add 1, 2′s and 3′s. :D

  10. Kit Gerhart Says:

    Chuck, what about 5′s? Somehow, I’ve never heard one that sounded good, but maybe it’s just me. The ones I’ve heard are the older VW’s, more recent Audis, some Volvos, and in greatest numbers, the old Colorado/Canyon and Hummer H3.

  11. Kit Gerhart Says:

    #10 I’ll take back part of what I said. Five cylinder radial airplane engines sound good.

  12. Chuck Grenci Says:

    Good catch on the 5′s; I am aware of a few that were produced but don’t ever remember knowing I was listening to a five though I’ve also hear a 10 (in the Viper and pickup).

  13. Kit Gerhart Says:

    I’d heard the sound of a Viper with side pipes, where you hear 5 cylinders, described as “sounding like a UPS truck.” A Viper engine is uneven firing, but if you hear only one bank, it may be like an even firing five.