BMW make improvements to its M6 power house

BMW M6 is going through a makeover for 2015 and the newly enhanced car will be shown at the Detroit motor show in January 2015 and will go on sale in March 2015. Its entire line of M6 sport cars that comes in hardtops, convertibles, coupe and Gran Coupe now comes in a redesign kidney grille that has nine opposed to previous ten slats, forged 19-inch alloy wheels, front and rear aprons with LED-headlights in the front sitting slightly above, bigger air intake, and redesign carbon fiber roof for the hard top. Some of these improvements further improves its center of gravity which is the M6 is best known for. BMW did not stop there; it has improved the interior by offering a range of options from which new car owners can choose from. But for some these changes are minor in nature.

M6 petrol comes with a 4.4-liter V8 twin-turbocharged engine. It can reach 0 to 62 miles per hour in 4.2 seconds. The maximum speed is limited at 155 mph. But options are available to further improve the top speed. M6 comes in 6-cylinder as well as 8-cylinder, rear wheel drive. But for those who prefer all-wheel drive are in luck with XDrive. The diesel option comes in 6-cylinder with a 464 turbocharged engine.

New fuel efficient, aluminum body F-150 from Ford

Ford’s new aluminum body F-150 truck was unveiled recently at its Dearborn, Michigan Truck Plant. One highlight of the ceremony was the fuel economy of the new truck due to its light-weight aluminum body. It is estimated that the new F-150 will deliver 26 miles per gallon (MPG) on the highway compared to 23 MPG for the current steel body F-150. If this is true, it is the most fuel efficient gasoline truck of all full-size pickup trucks even beating the industry leader Ram truck that delivers 25 MPG on the highway. New trucks are expected to hit the dealerships in early December 2014.

Ford managed to shed 700 pounds from its line of F-150 trucks due to aluminum body. Earlier trucks use steel for its body. Ford managed to attain 13 percent more fuel economy due to new material. It spent billions of dollars developing and manufacturing the new truck. Even with the expected fuel economy due to new material, the new Ford F-150 still can carry a payload up to 3,300 pounds and tow up to 12,200 pounds. The new F-150 starts at $25,420 and the EcoBoost engine version will cost additional $495. Compare this with diesel engine Ram that starts with $30,215.

Stay comfortable on a long road trip

Written by The Foam Factory

Road trips are often fun and memorable family moments. However, long road trips can be a hassle especially if you are not comfortable while undergoing them. There are several measures that can be taken to render a road trip more comfortable and the below tips could come handy.

Healthy eating while on the road

You might think about focusing on eating healthy while on the road to avoid any discomfort caused by an upset stomach for example. You could think about packing some simple homemade food such as sandwiches, salads, cereals as well as water. You might also pack some fruits and nuts for some extra snacking.

Keeping off stress during the trip

A cause of stress during a road trip would be not knowing about which route to take. In order to avoid this, you might consider planning your itinerary beforehand. This would help you avoid traffic as well. In case you are held up in traffic, you might use music to relax.

Staying Comfortable in Your Seat

Constantly remaining seated for hours tends to be uncomfortable and even painful sometimes. You might think about adjusting your posture and seat to make sure that you are not causing additional discomforts. Taking regular breaks might also be beneficial to your legs and hips.

If you notice that your car seats tend to feel uncomfortable on long road trips, you might think about going for a cushion replacement to improve your comfort. Carlo Badalamenti is the VP of the Foam Factory, a company that offers various foam replacement solutions, including that of your chair cushion.

Making a garage out of a shipping container

Building a garage out of a shipping container is an interesting project and could be a solution if you require additional storage space for belonging or another vehicle. Shipping containers are used for various construction purposes such as storage room, temporary offices, and warehouses and even as homes. The advantages of using such containers for your construction projects are that these are incredibly durable and cost-effective. Containers are also immune to mold, bugs and termites. They constitute of an eco-friendly solution as you would be re-using containers and would not be requiring too much wood in your construction Rental.

To go about with your project, you may find used shipping containers for sale online. The size of the container would vary. Typical shipping container dimensions are of 20 and 40 feet. You would have to evaluate which one of these would be most suited for your project. You might also want to check with your local government for zoning regulations and permits before you engage into the project. Once you are all set regarding the permits, you could have your shipping container delivered to your chosen site. Companies that offer cargo containers for sale would usually have their own means of delivering the container but you might want to check with them on that.

You might also think about clearing the zone on which the container would be delivered in order to provide easy access for the delivery truck. Once the shipping container is delivered, you would be able to complete the rest of your project with any restructuring or decoration.