BMW Launches the M3 CS
BMW M GmbH will maintain its focus on adding highly appealing special-edition models to its product range in 2023. The all-new BMW M3 CS brings even greater intensity to the racing allure that marks out the company’s successful high-performance models for the premium midsize segment. This gives the BMW M3 CS a unique character profile and the ability to serve up the undiluted M feeling that excites and enthralls over every mile on the road as well as on the track.
The powertrain concept for the new BMW M3 CS teams a 550 hp six-cylinder in-line engine with an eight-speed M Steptronic transmission and the M xDrive intelligent all-wheel-drive system. This setup produces a 0 to 100 km/h time of 3.4 seconds. The BMW M3 CS comes with the M Driver’s Package as standard and has an electronically limited top speed of 302 km/h. The new BMW M3 CS will be built in a limited run at BMW Group Plant Munich from March 2023, with its phased launch getting underway the same month.
A more power/less weight formula instills the new BMW M3 CS with compelling performance qualities. It draws its power from a specially upgraded version of the high-revving six-cylinder in-line engine with M TwinPower Turbo technology developed for the BMW M3 and BMW M4 models. The engine under the bonnet of the new BMW M3 CS therefore also boasts a wealth of technological details derived directly from the race-car unit.
Its crankcase has a sleeve-free, closed-deck construction and is extremely rigid, making it suitable for very high combustion pressures. Its cylinder head has a 3D-printed core, allowing the coolant ducts to be routed in an optimum arrangement for temperature management that would be impossible to achieve using conventional metal casting methods. The system of oil supply is designed to handle the specific challenges of track use, as is the cooling system.
The unit’s considerable upgrade potential paved the way for a 40 hp hike in peak output compared with the BMW M3 Competition Sedan with M xDrive, resulting in 550 hp. In addition, a specially designed engine mounting with increased spring rates creates an extremely rigid connection between the power unit and the vehicle’s structure. A press of the accelerator is therefore greeted by an even sharper engine response and direct transmission of its power to the drivetrain. The engine in the new BMW M3 CS puts a peak torque of 650 Nm (479 lb-ft) on tap from just 2,750 rpm and sustains it all the way to 5,950 rpm.
This is accompanied by the emotionally stirring soundtrack produced by the dual-branch exhaust system featuring electrically controlled flaps, a titanium rear silencer with weight-minimising design, and – in customary M fashion – two pairs of tailpipes painted in matt Black. Selecting the SPORT or SPORT+ modes for the engine setting in the M Setup menu dials up the drive sound to produce a note with unmissable racing car undertones.
Extensive, model-specific lightweight design measures play a major part in moulding the performance qualities and exclusive character of the new BMW M3 CS. The use of components made from carbon fibre-reinforced plastic (CFRP) both inside and out is of key importance here. Besides its carbon fibre roof, the special-edition model also uses this lightweight, high-tech material for its bonnet, front splitter, front air intakes, exterior mirror caps, rear diffuser, and rear spoiler.
Its centre console, the shift paddles on the steering wheel, and its interior trim strips are likewise all manufactured from CFRP. The standard M Carbon bucket seats also do their bit to keep weight down in the cabin. The titanium rear silencer, meanwhile, shaves more than 4 kilograms off the weight of the exhaust system fitted on the new BMW M3 CS. The various lightweight design measures bring about a total weight saving of some 20 kilograms compared to the BMW M3 Competition Sedan with M xDrive.
The new BMW M3 CS instantly announces its sharper character with a series of individual design features. The Frozen Solid White metallic paint finish available for the exterior is exclusive to the latest special-edition model from BMW M GmbH. Exposed carbon-fibre surfaces for the roof, the two indents chiselled into the bonnet, the front splitter, front air intakes, M exterior mirror caps, rear spoiler, and rear apron combine with the Black side skirts and M gills to provide a stunning contrast to the new paint finish. Signal Green solid, Brooklyn Grey metallic, and Sapphire Black metallic are available as alternative exterior colours.
MG Motor Intros the MG One
The first generation of MG Motor’s all-new MG ONE has arrived in the Middle East. Available in three trims at Inter Emirates Motors, a subsidiary of Ali & Sons Holding LLC and the official distributor of MG in the UAE, the all-new 2023 MG ONE will strengthen the British-born brand’s increasingly popular model portfolio, offering customers even more style, technology and travelling comfort at great value prices.
The MG ONE harnesses the latest technology with the introduction of SAIC Motor’s self-developed all-new modular SIGMA architecture platform, housing a 1.5 Turbo unit delivering 181hp and max. torque of 285Nm – powering the vehicle to a top speed of 195 km/h. All models are equipped with an innovative seven-speed Continuously Variable Transmission for smoother, more efficient gear changes and optimum reliability. The arrival of the MG’s newest SUV is set to help the brand reinforce its position in the top six Middle East car makers.
The self-developed SIGMA architecture platform has been designed to optimise interior space, with up to 70 percent efficiency. The architecture compresses the mechanical space to help balance the exterior and interior space. As an all-in-one modular platform, it can house a range of all-electric, and hybrid powertrains, as well as regular internal combustion engines. This advanced electric architecture creates a smart car experience for MG’s new generation of vehicles.
The all-new sporty mid-size SUV’s aggressive look is emphasised by a new three-dimension front grill, shifting downwards, flanked by sharp-looking LED headlamps. The MG ONE’s athletic look is highlighted through a dual-tone colour scheme, a low and wide stance, sloping roofline, giving it a couple-like silhouette, split rear protruding lights and a distinctive sport spoiler with a cut-out.
Designers of the all-new MG ONE emphasised the use of sound and light technology to create a high-tech cabin built for a new generation of tech-savvy customers living in urban spaces. Through a unique surround-type trip screen, Arkamys sound system, dual-coloured sports seating, and drive by wire gear system, providing a new smart experience for drivers and passengers. The aesthetically designed cabin is padded with soft materials to ensure total comfort for occupants during their journey. There are plenty of storage spaces and even a wireless mobile phone charger on top-of-the-range models.
The impressive specification levels include the availability of leather seats, a 12.3” virtual cluster panel with a trip computer, a six-way electric driver seat with lumbar support, four-way electric passenger seats, a panoramic sunroof, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, GPS navigation, as well as front, side and curtain airbags.
Cruise control, push-button ignition, keyless entry, and a rear-view camera are all fitted as standard, with a 360-degree parking view camera on full option models, to give the driver full control and peace of mind on their journey.
MG cars are renowned for featuring the latest safety technology and the all-new MG ONE is no different. Occupant safety is prioritised by the installation of a body structure that comprises over 65 per cent high-strength steel to minimise the impact of any collision by absorbing the energy.
The standard Electronic Stability Program includes eight safety functions, with ABS, EBD, CBC, TCS, VDC, HAZ, HHC, BDW enhancing driving stability in extreme road conditions or in situations involving aggressive driving to ensure driving safety.
Tom Lee, Managing Director of MG Motor Middle East, commented, “The all-new MG ONE is the latest in our SUV offerings, which have propelled the MG brand into one of the most popular in the region. This tech-focused compact SUV not only complements our current product line-up but also provides customers with an exciting new option priced competitively.”
Mohamed Al Daheri, Managing Director, Motors Division, Ali & Sons Holding LLC, said, “As part of our strategy to better serve our customers and enhance the MG experience, we are focusing on expanding our presence in the UAE. In addition to our existing locations, we plan to open a new showroom in Dubai, a service center in Al Quoz, a new showroom in Abu Dhabi, and a new sales, service, and spares facility in Fujairah.”
The all-new MG ONE is now available for sale at Inter Emirates Motors. All models will benefit from the brand’s acclaimed six-year/200,000 km warranty, for ultimate peace of mind. Hisham El Sahn, General Manager IEM, said, “We are extremely proud of the success and increasing demand for MG vehicles across the nation. Whether it is the competitive pricing, or the unprecedented six-year, 200,000-kilometer warranty – MG becomes a significant brand to consider when customers choose to invest in a vehicle that caters to both their personal and professional needs.”
Jetour Dashing Launches in the UAE
The Elite Cars, one of the most renowned multi-brand luxury car dealerships in the UAE, launched the all-new ‘Jetour Dashing’, a sleek designed luxury SUV integrated with the latest in technology and innovative features. The new model adds to the company’s impressive portfolio of high-end vehicles.
The all-new Jetour Dashing is powered by a 1.6 litre turbocharged 4-cylinder engine delivering 197 bhp ensuring power and stability no matter the condition. It comes with a warranty of up to ten years or for 1,000,000 km and a three years’ service package for up to 40,000 km.
With its 4590 x 1900 mm body and 2720 mm wheelbase, Jetour Dashing offers a comfortable and smooth drive. With its spacious 5-seater configuration, experience a one-of-a-kind cabin that offers world-class comfort and luxury. Jetour Dashing, also features advanced infotainment systems and comes with a 15.6-inch smart touchscreen that integrates all its features in one clear and user-friendly interface.
With road safety being a top priority in UAE, to ensure the safety of passengers, Jetour Dashing ensures safer commuting with a blend of advanced and innovative safety features. Lateral Collision Warning, Lane Departure warning system, Emergency braking, High-speed warning, and Forward and Backward collision warning all add to a safer driving experience.
Ms. Dahlia Merlin, Director of Business Management at The Elite Cars, said, “At the Elite Cars, we have a steadfast dedication to delivering unparalleled experiences to our valued customers. We are thrilled to add Jetour Dashing to our fleet of opulent vehicles. This SUV employs state-of-the-art technologies and boasts outstanding performance, giving us every reason to believe that it will provide a remarkable driving experience to a diverse range of customers.”
Jetour Dashing comes with a striking exterior design, and features a sharp shoulder line with 20-inch alloys leading to a finely sculpted profile along with fine LED lights integrated on both ends of the imposing front grill. Additionally, the sporty appearance of the vehicle is further highlighted by the split rear roof spoilers, rear diffusers, and LED taillights with checkered flag patterns, along with dynamic turn signals. The car’s Adaptive Cruise Control eases long rides, while Advance Hill Ascent and gentle descent feature help control the pace at steep slopes.
With the launch of the new Jetour Dashing, The Elite Cars reiterates its commitment to offering its customers the utmost luxury and safety, coupled with high performance and exceptional driving experiences. The new vehicle is set to provide drivers, as well as passengers, with the highest level of satisfaction, along with secure, safe, and luxurious travel.
Nissan Launches the 2023 Patrol NISMO in the UAE
Nissan has launched the 2023 Nissan Patrol NISMO, equipped with the brand’s innovative NissanConnect technology, in the UAE. Developed to elevate the overall ownership experience of the Patrol NISMO, NissanConnect is the first-of-its-kind digital platform by Nissan to offer customers a seamless connection between their 2023 Nissan Patrol NISMO and smartphone for added safety and convenience features.
Comprising of a vehicle-installed device and an intuitive mobile application, NissanConnect offers twelve unique and beneficial features grouped under three key categories: Navigation & Driving, Convenience & Comfort, and Safety & Car Health. Through their smartphone, customers can remotely lock and unlock doors, activate the horn and lights, and start the engine to cool the cabin ahead of their departure. Additionally, and for added safety, they can also set customizable smart alerts for speed, curfew, and geographical boundaries, to better monitor how, where and at what time their 2023 Nissan Patrol NISMO is being utilized.
Designed exclusively for customers in the Gulf, the Nissan Patrol NISMO reinforces the build of the Patrol V8 model and is aligned with Nissan’s design philosophy of being bold, energizing, human, and alive. Its exclusivity and ability to combine the refinement of a luxury SUV with the thrill of a sports car have long been admired by enthusiasts across the region. Exuding a sense of thrill and excitement, the 2023 Patrol NISMO features a carefully tuned engine by Nissan’s Takumi master craftsmen, as well as NISMO-branded side fender vents, and red accents on the interior and exterior denoting its sporting pedigree.
Thierry Sabbagh, President, Nissan Saudi Arabia, INFINITI Middle East, and Managing Director, Nissan Middle East, said, “The introduction of NissanConnect to the 2023 Nissan Patrol NISMO is yet another example of our drive for continued innovation and commitment to making advanced mobility solutions accessible for all. At Nissan, we focus on the evolving needs of customers in the region, and this latest innovation, NissanConnect, enhances customer experiences while making the 2023 Nissan Patrol NISMO safer and more connected than ever before.”
The distinctive design of the Patrol NISMO exudes sportiness with aerodynamic inserts and a variety of NISMO badges, heightened by the signature NISMO red line wrapped around the SUV’s base. The honeycomb three-dimensional mesh emphasizes the signature V-motion grille, flanked by LED headlights to create an imposing presence on the road. In the back, dark chrome inserts and wraparound taillights make a striking impression, while the LED rear fog light – inspired by Formula One – emits the same brightness as the car’s brake lights in adverse conditions.
The interiors of the 2023 Patrol NISMO dial-up luxurious comfort while underlining NISMO’s racing heritage. Premium quality seats with crafted quilting, together with a black Alcantara steering wheel and red center stripe, allow drivers to feel the thrill while cruising the streets. Red stitching and carbon fiber inserts run along the center console and sit fittingly in the Patrol NISMO for a sporty and dynamic feel. Made of the highest strength and resistance, it is the optimal material for the ultimate car.
This striking center console features a 12.3-inch infotainment screen with wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity, as well as an ergonomically designed Intelligent Driving dial. Adding to the overall experience is a 13-speaker Bose Premium Sound System with perfectly placed speakers to offer a premium audio experience for all onboard. Improved noise reduction also enables drivers to have a more luxurious experience inside the Patrol NISMO.
Under the hood, the Patrol NISMO’s V8 engine is tuned by Nissan’s Takumi craftsmen, a group of five master engine builders who hand-build Nissan GT-R engines – resulting in a concentrated 428hp and peak torque of 560Nm. Bilstein-tuned suspension and shock absorbers, which come in a prominent yellow color, allow for better handling while a side duct in the front bumper, roof spoiler, and lighter 22-inch two-tone aluminum wheels refine aerodynamics to achieve zero lift force.
The 2023 Nissan Patrol NISMO which is available at Nissan’s partner network across the Middle East, features the latest Nissan Intelligent Mobility (NIM) technologies. This includes Intelligent Emergency Braking with Pedestrian Detection, Intelligent Forward Collision Warning, Smart Rear View Mirror, and High Beam Assist.
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