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  1. BMW might launch Mini Cooper in India

    German automobile giant BMW already has a presence in the Indian market as
    they are selling models including the Series and the 5 Series.

    The company is now considering launching niche products in the Indian market
    including the Mini Cooper here in India.

    Some other models expected to be launched in India are BMW X5 and X3 sports
    utility vehicles (SUVs) and the 7 Series model. The 7 Series is the biggest and
    most luxurious car from the BMW stable.

    BMW might launch their new BMW X5 SUV, which is yet to be debuted worldwide
    sometime next year here in India.

    Company officials also said that they are planning to reduce the service
    intervals to 10,000 km, instead of the 25,000 km service intervals, which is the
    norm in developed markets.


  2. Mini Cooper is premium classic small car from the house the British Automotive

    Brand owned by BMW. The car is slightly larger than both the Beetle and the Fiat

    500 and this attribute of the car may prove to be a weapon against


    Mini is expected to launch in 3 variants: Mini One, Cooper, and

    Cooper S. The car will come with a choice of four engines in India: 95 bhp 1.4L

    engine, 110bhp 1.6L engine, 120bhp 1.6L engine, and 175bhp turbocharged 1.6L

    engine. The price of the car will be within the range of Rs 20-25 Lakh.

    source: carazoo

  3. Japanese auto maker Nissan Motor plans to venture into the entry level
    automatic passenger car market in India by launching the 'next generation' car
    named 'March' by 2010.

    "We are hoping to launch the small next generation car 'March' by 2010.
    It would be launched in the 'A' segment category in India" Nissan Motor India
    Pvt Ltd Shouhei Kimura told PTI.

    The car is expected to compete with the other brand in the 'A'category
    and it would be manufactured from the NMPL plant situated at Oragadam, Kimura

    To a query, he said that 'as announced earlier we would have a total of
    nine Nissan models by the year 2012 in the Indian market and this car would be
    one of the new models.'

    "It would have 80 per cent of localisation" he said.

    Reacting to the signing of MOU with Ennore Port Ltd where Nissan would be
    exporting around 110,000 units by 2011, Kimura said the exports would include
    this new model which would be built on Nissan's new platform.


    Since Ennore Port Ltd sanctioned 1,40,000 sq.m of land for exports the
    company would export this car from here as well, Kimura said.

    He said the development of a 'A' platform is one of various initiatives
    taken as part of Nissan GT 2012, the company's new five year business plan.

    'India is one of the five leading competitive countries to produce and
    export the new car in Nissan's global manufacturing network,'he said adding that
    intially the car would be rolled out from their Thailand facility followed by

    However, he declined to comment on the other three countries where the
    car is expected to be rolled out.

    On the number of cars expected to be rolled out from the facility, the
    Managing Director said it is "too early to announce."

    To market the new products the company has proposed to increase their
    dealership network.

    "As of now, Hover Automative India Pvt Ltd, Mumbai is the service
    provider for us and we would increase our dealership network from the present
    five to 55 by 2012" Kimura

    For exporting of its passenger vehicles and light commercial vehicles
    (LCVs), Nissan Motor India Pvt Ltd recently signed an MOU with Ennore Port Ltd.
    Primarily the exports would cater to European markets, from the second half of

  4. Fresh off the heels of the refreshed Cooper Convertible's debut in Detroit, Mini will introduce at

    next month's Geneva show its more powerful, racing-derived drop-top called the

    Mini John Cooper Works Convertible. As you can imagine, it's more powerful,

    faster and of course, more expensive than the comparatively run-of-the-mill Mini

    Cooper S Convertible due out next month.

    Like the two other models from JCW -- the Cooper JCW and Clubman JCW -- the

    convertible receives all the uprated componentry derived from Cooper's racing

    tenure. Stiffer springs and dampers, bigger yet lighter 17-in alloys, stickier

    rubber, bigger brakes and let's not forget, a more powerful turbocharged

    powertrain, are all included in the range-topping edition. Under the hood,

    engineers optimized the supply and extraction of air from the intake and exhaust

    system to improve power to the direct-injected 1.6L four-cylinder. A more robust

    twin-scroll turbocharger running at 1.3 bar of boost was bolted on and is good

    for a maximum 208 hp @ 6000 rpm and 207 lb-ft @ 2000-5300 rpm (with overboost).

    Mini claims the JCW-prepped convertible can hit 60 mph in 6.6 sec and a top

    speed of 146 mph, all the while achieving an EPA rated 26 mpg city/ 34 mpg

    highway. In true JCW fashion, only a six-speed manual transmission will be


    Inside, all the quirky Mini-esque tidbits such including its aviator-style

    window switches and huge instrument displays make their way into the JCW

    drop-top. Appropriate badging inside and out clearly indicates this little Mini

    is not the garden variety Cooper 'Vert. U.S. deliveries are slated for this

    April at a price of $34,950 (including destination and handling), or around

    $7,500 more than the 2009 Cooper S Convertible.

  5. All I got this bike on April 4 2004 when I was doing my college wherein

    I had a fracture in leg which left me in bed for 2yrs. Till 2006 i did

    not even touch the bike.

    And when I started in 2006, the bike ofcourse had problems of not self starting since it was left as it is not touched.

    And i took the bike only to go my company which was only 1km from my house.

    In 2007 i came from Chennai to Bangalore and hence again didnt take the bike


    the 2nd half of 2008 i got it to bangalore and again my new company is

    only 2kms from my house and i dont take it daily as I got ma new car

    and wanna drive it.

    So it was practically left untouched.

    I have serviced it and kept it.. It has self starting problem due to non usage and hence have to service it

    Any questions u can ask me.


  6. Hello All,

    Am Varun from Bangalore, a new entrant here. I have a Bajaj Pulsar 150cc Black DTSi bike 2004 April model which I had run just 1848kms not even finishing my road run. The bike is in good condition. TN registration.

    But since It was not used most of the time, self starter is a problem which I can get it serviced.

    Planning to sell the bike and I need to know the resale value.

    Please help me out guys and if possible anyone interested please contact me at 9916132543.

    Thanks All