Tata Tigor Hatchback First Drive Review

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Tata Tigor Overview

The Tata Tigor subcompact sedan was first launched in 2016 at a competitive price, and within a year and a half of its launch, the model has received its first facelift. Changes to the Tata Tigor 2018 are subtle, primarily restricted to cosmetic tweaks and a host of new tech. On the mechanical front, the car remains unchanged. The Tata Tigor variants now receive a new top-spec XZ+ grade, which gets additional bits. With these changes, the Tata Tigor price in India is largely the same.

Tata Tigor Exterior & Style

Study photos of the Tigor and Tiago’s front ends and you’ll find only a few subtle differences. The Tigor’s headlights get a smoked-effect and also use projector lenses. New chrome lining for the lower portion of the glasshouse adds a bit of richness to the Tigor’s look. However, it’s from the B-pillar onwards that the Tigor takes on a whole different identity. The sedan sits on a 50mm longer wheelbase, uses different rear doors and even has a unique window line with a Skoda-like upward kink at the rear quarter glass.

Visually though what really makes the Tigor stand out is the coupé-like manner the roof flows into the tail; inspiration for the ‘Styleback’ name. The swooping roof and distinctive tail section make the Tigor look far removed from all other compact sedans that are, more often than not, hatchbacks with a boot tacked on. Certain angles aren’t quite as flattering to the Tigor’s derriére (especially on the diesel version that gets only 14-inch rims) but, on the whole, the car’s shape is attractive and sure to be a big draw.

Styling at the rear is neat, helped by the smart tail-lamps, chunky bar of chrome above the number plate and a black plastic strip low down on the bumper to balance visual mass. There are also some nifty details elsewhere on the body. See the blacked-out lip (home to a strip of LEDs) above the rear windscreen? Aside from being a design element in its own right, it’s also the end point for a neatly hidden hump in the roof that’s been incorporated to free up headroom in the rear section of the cabin. Care has been taken to ensure maximum boot space too. How?

Tata has ditched the traditional gooseneck hinges for the boot opening and opted for a significantly more expensive multi-hinge and damper arrangement. The setup is less intrusive and helps make the most of the luggage area, which, by the way, is a sizeable 419 litres. Another point to note is that only petrol Tigors will be available with the attractive ‘diamond cut’ 15-inch alloy rims. As mentioned, diesel Tigors make use of smaller 14-inchers. Tata engineers we spoke to told us the heavier diesel required the added cushioning of thicker sidewall tyres to keep ride comfort at the desired level. In all, the Tigor weighs 50kg more than a comparable Tiago. To know more information on Tata Tigor visit Tec

Tata Tigor Interiors & Space

Although there are plenty of changes on the exterior Tata Motors decided not to mess too much with the cabin inside for the Tigor. You can clearly notice that the steering wheel, dashboard, instrument cluster and everything else that you see shared with the Tigor hatchback. However, the changes do come in the form of a new 5.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system which housed in the middle of the dash.

What else is also new is the rear seat design. Tata Motors calls it a sofa because the back seat stretched to the both the edge of the door opening; the rear seat also gets a foldable rear armrest with two additional cupholders exclusive to Tigor. There are also plenty of cubby holes inside the cabin as well Tata says that there are as much as 17 cubby holes inside the cabin which is quite practical. The extended wheelbase has not only helped in extracting the maximum amount of knee room for the rear passengers but boot space as well. The Tigor gets an impressive 419 Litres of boot space at the back of this compact car which definitely will come in handy for the customers of this segment.

Overall the interior looks spacious (credit goes to the extended wheelbase), well-equipped thanks to the new touchscreen infotainment screen, automatic climate control (available on the top end variant) and JBL speakers. The seats too look comfortable because it is slightly more reclined and can comfortably accommodate 3 average side adults. Furthermore, the cabin also gets plenty of cubby holes as well which really comes in handy during long tours.

Tata Tigor Engine & Gearbox

We drove both the petrol and diesel versions, and the engines and transmissions are the same 1.2-litre 3-cylinder Revotron and 1.05-litre 3-cylinder Revotorq from the Tiago mated to five speed manual gearboxes. Power and torque figures are the same as the Tiago’s, at 85PS and 114Nm. The diesel remains unchanged too, offering 70PS of power and 140Nm of torque. However, as the Tigor is heavier by 40 – 50 kgs, the gearing has been tweaked to offer the right kind of drivability.On the road, the engine feels smooth and is quiet at idle but gets a bit noisy as you rev it. The petrol engine is the better pick in this lineup as it feels livelier even at low speeds. Throttle response is quicker at part throttle, which should make the petrol easier and more comfortable to drive in city. However, the petrol uses gear ratios that are aimed at getting good fuel efficiency and that saps some of the engine’s peppiness. For instance, you can almost hit a speedo-indicated 140kph in third gear alone!

Being more powerful, it also felt quicker to accelerate, and also has a better torque curve since its power does not taper off as sharply as the diesel’s. It also feels quite at ease while cruising on the highway.The diesel feels quite dull to drive. It is at its peppiest best in a very narrow window. Turbo lag is apparent below 2000rpm and you feel some of the turbo’s effect at around 2200rpm, but it tapers off just after 3500rpm. Any time you want to go faster, whether in the city or on open roads, you will have to work the gearbox. Gearshift quality in the diesel is also not as good as in the petrol, especially when shifting from second to third gear.Petrol and diesel both get Eco and City driving modes, like the Tiago, and Tata says the modes have been tweaked for a better experience.

Tata Tigor Ride & Handling

The ride quality has to be one of the Tigor’s biggest highlights. The suspension offers a very good combination of ride and handling, especially the diesel, which runs on 14-inch wheels. It soaked bumps and potholes extremely well, and while both versions do not lose their composure over bad roads, the diesel offers a better ride with lesser up-and-down or side-to-side movements. The petrol uses 15-inch wheels and tends to cause more movement on broken roads, though ride quality is very good. Apply car loan for Tata Tigor.

The Tigor is impressive in terms of handling too. The suspension offers confidence when driving sportily or going fast around corners. The steering has a nice weighted feel, and it is not too sharp in terms of responses, but the suspension adds to the confidence. The petrol feels more confident with its bigger wheels and a slightly more responsive steering, as it is lighter than the diesel by about 70kg. Brakes feel good, though we would have liked some more initial bite. Stability under hard braking is better in the petrol.

Tata Tigor Safety & Security

Tata Motors is offering the new Tigor with dual front airbags, ABS, EBD with cornering stability control. The Tigor hasn’t been crash tested yet but the body panels and the sheet metal feels quite solid and well built, specially when you open/close the doors. Tata has a wide network across the country and with the success of the Tiago, their after sales have become much better. The Tigor is expected to offer low maintenance with reasonably priced servicing and spare parts.

Tata Tigor Price in Bangalore

Tata Tigor On-Road Price in Bangalore ranges from 6,64,581 to 9,20,053 for variants Tigor XE Petrol and Tigor XZ Plus Diesel respectively. Tata Tigor is available in 8 variants and 6 colours. Below are details of Tata Tigor variants price in Bangalore. Check for Tigor price in Bangalore at Carzprice.

Tata Tigor Last Words

The Tata Tigor styleback surely was able to impress the crowd with its styling and also with its features both inside as well as outside. The smoked projector headlamps, stylish alloy wheels, coupe-like roofline all contributes to the unique looks of this compact sedan. The interior too gets plenty of updates as well in the form of better legroom for the rear passengers, redesigned rear seats a new touchscreen infotainment screen and JBL speakers. The car uses the same drivetrains from the Tigor hatchback which might affect the performance a bit because the compact sedan is slightly heavier than the hatchback. What the owners will also miss is an AMT transmission as well which makes driving a lot more stress-free especially in bumper to bumper City traffic. But Tata might introduce the AMT at a later stage for sure with the Tigor.

Toyota Camry Hatchback First Drive Review

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Toyota Camry Overview

Around 70% of the total sales of the Toyota Camry were generated out of the Camry Hybrid variant. This is why Toyota had planned to introduce the updated version of its Camry Hybrid to gain more popularity. Toyota Camry 2019 is all set to launch in the Indian automobile market with some vital upgrades after six years. The four-wheeler is said to be based on GA-K platform that also supports the newly launched Lexus ES 300h. Toyota Camry 2019 is indeed the crucial variant for the company since the former Camry Hybrid got an amazing response.

Toyota Camry Design & Style

Stylish and sophisticated are the best words to describe the new Camry’s design. Gone are the boxy and slightly awkward looks of the older car replaced by something much more futuristic. The front of the car looks very nice with the twin-grille set-up. The top grille is minimal with a large chrome strip across it merging into a ‘V’ at the centre with the blue-tinged Toyota logo atop it. The lower grille looks busy with several lines running on it but is neatly flanked by sharp housings for the fog lamps. The tail-lights are sharp and intricate adding to the smartness of the front. There are many cuts and creases across the bonnet but none of it looks overdone.

It is surprising how elegant the Camry looks despite so much on its body. Even on the side, there are many lines flowing across but it looks purposeful and not done for style’s sake. We love the design of the alloy wheels and the long, stately character of the side-profile. The rear may not be the prettiest part of the Camry but the large tail lamps look like they are brought in from Lexus. The prominent scoops on either side of the bumper and the air vent like element that extends from the taillamp to the bumper look interesting. There is that typical chrome finish with Camry inscribed on it above the registration plate. Overall, we think this design will age better than the previous one.

Toyota Camry Cabin & Comfort

The interiors have a beige colour theme and feel bright and spacious right from the moment you open the door. The design of the dashboard is typical Toyota with a massive ‘Y’-shaped kink on the central console and onyx trim inserts in certain areas. Materials used are largely good, and the soft-touch plastics and leather feel high quality. The touchscreen, however, could have been better, as the one here is feels quite fiddly to use, and it even misses out on Apple or Android connectivity. For those who enjoy their music, there is a 9-speaker JBL sound system, and while it sounds quite nice, it’s worth noting that the outgoing version had a 12-speaker JBL unit.

The front seats are large, cooled and comfortable. To aid visibility, the bonnet of the Camry is 40mm lower, the A-pillar is narrower than before and the outside mirrors are mounted on the doors to eliminate blind spots. Most owners, however, would be seated at the rear, and is the place to be. The seat here is large and almost sofa-like with good support, and although it is a bit low-set, the space is so good, you can really stretch out. The front passenger seat can be slid forward electrically (via buttons on its backrest), to free up more room. The backrest can recline up to eight degrees, and while that might not seem much, it does the trick. The coolest bit at the back though is the touch-operated controls in the rear armrest; these include controls for the rear sunshade, audio, rear air-con and the backrest recline.

In terms of equipment, the Camry is well loaded with kit like nine airbags, ESP, 18-inch alloys, auto LED headlamps, LED fog lamps, leather upholstery, front seat cooling, electric steering adjust, head-up display, cruise control, electric reclining rear seat, three-zone climate control and tyre pressure monitor.

Toyota Camry Engine & Transmission

The Toyota Camry Hybrid shares its powertrain with the 2018 Lexus ES 300h. Meaning, it has a 2.5-litre petrol engine which comes matched to an electric motor. Yes, the previous generation Camry had a similar powertrain but Toyota has made significant changes to the engine such as a longer stroke and high compression ratio and enhanced cooling. The location of the hybrid battery has also been moved from the boot to the area under the rear seat. The powertrain produces a combined 215 HP. Like I had mentioned in the ES 300h review too, this powertrain is extremely refined, it doesn’t make any noise even when you start the car. To know more information on Toyota Camry  check Msresearch

Power delivery is also ultra smooth. The engine has a lot of kick and it doesn’t mind going all the way to the redline too. In city driving, the 10th generation Toyota Camry fares really well, with the powertrain delivering a good punch. You won’t be disappointed on the highways too, because this motor pulls very cleanly and takes you to triple digit speeds without any strain. The e-CVT gearbox works well with this powertrain, the rubber band effect isn’t felt as much as it does on conventional petrol-CVT cars and this transmission is very refined too. The Camry also gets paddle-shifters but I found little use of them.

There’s no tachometer on offer, but the older Camry’s display did throw up a tacho if you went into Sport mode. This time around, the instrument cluster display just has a change of colours when you toggle different modes. Of course, these modes do alter the driving experience too. In Normal mode, the Camry feels at ease, delivering power when you want it and cruising comfortably otherwise. Things change when you move into Sport mode when the powertrain starts feeling more responsive. It reacts very swiftly to throttle inputs and delivers power more aggressively. With the transmission shifted to S, it works in tandem with the powertrain for a more linear and quick output.

There’s an Eco mode too, which makes the Camry feel a bit laid back and you can use it if you’re going to be driving on a really long patch of highway and don’t want to push the car much. It’ll reward you with good efficiency too. There’s a pure EV mode too, but the range is very limited. The Camry gets the 4th generation hybrid system and I really liked the smoothness with which it transitions from EV mode to hybrid mode and vice versa. With a mixed driving cycle, you can expect a fuel efficiency of about 10-14 km/l, which is pretty decent for a sedan in this segment. Check for car loans at Fincarz.

Toyota Camry Driving Dynamics

Toyota has taken several measures to lower the centre of gravity and improve the balance of this car – its overall height has reduced by 25mm, the wheelbase is now longer by 50mm, and the battery pack, which earlier sat behind the rear seat, is now placed beneath it (for a better balance and lower centre of gravity), within the wheelbase. The other significant change is the new independent rear suspension, which has resulted in a wider rear track. Sure enough, all these drastically improve the car’s dynamics. It is still a softly sprung, comfortable cruiser, but it now glides over potholes and imperfections with a sense of poise and composure. Yes, there’s a bit of initial firmness due to the large 18-inch wheels, noticeable over sharper bumps, but the suspension does a competent job of soaking up most road shocks. At higher speeds, though, it can tend to float over expansion joints or wavy surfaces but, still, vertical movements are kept in check.

There’s also newfound confidence in the way the Camry drives. Body roll is present around corners, but grip levels are good, and it feels far more capable and willing to change directions. The steering column is all new; it is a lot more direct and predictable, and it weighs up consistently. Turning radius has increased from 5.5 to 5.8m. The Camry Hybrid, of course, gets regenerative braking, and the pedal is quite sensitive, so even the lightest of dabs result in rapid deceleration. Book Toyota Camry Test Drive.

Toyota Camry Safety & Security

Safety is never a bother with Toyota’s India line-up. It is but natural then that the top-spec car from the company’s range gets a whole hog of safety. Toyota gives 9 airbags, ABS with EBD, traction control, ESP and child seat anchorages as standard. It is likely that the Camry will score top marks in crash tests with so much on offer. The Camry offers world-class safety and it is right up there with the competition. Toyota’s service and reliability, as we all know, is top class too.

Toyota Camry Price in Chennai

Toyota Camry On-Road Price in Chennai ranges from 44,57,568 to 44,57,568 for variants Camry Hybrid and Camry Hybrid respectively. Toyota Camry is available in 1 variants and 7 colours. Below are details of Toyota Camry variants price in Chennai. Check for Camry price in Chennai at Carzprice.

Toyota Camry Last Words

Toyota Camry, the 4th generation amongst the lavish sedans and 8th generation model of the car across the globe, is expected to be released on 18 January 2019. The updated engine and transmission, improved silhouette, and better interior finish are all that makes this revised hybrid version stand out from the crowd. However, the model is a bit heavier with larger dimensions than its former variant.

Audi Q7 Hatchback Review & First Drive

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Audi Q7 Overview

The Q7 was the first SUV in Audi’s portfolio, introducing the Q moniker in the family in 2005. The first generation Q7 made a big impact in the luxury SUV segment across the globe and specially in the Indian car market. However, the first generation Q7 was getting quite dated off late amongst the newly updated Europeans but now Audi has finally launched the second generation model in India. The new Audi Q7 gets drastic changes inside out and we explore the new German to see if it really has what it takes.

Audi Q7 Look & Style

This stunner has the same body structure like its outgoing model. However, there are significant improvements on all the facets, especially on its front profile. Its hexagonal radiator grille now gets a thick surround. Also, it has a matte finish, that is rendering it a dynamic character. On either sides, it has a sleek headlight cluster with improved lighting design. This carries LED headlamps, indicators, static turning lights and headlight cleaning system as well.

Also, there are double arrow shaped daytime running lights, which further adds to its style. Both the front and rear bumpers are redesigned for a more masculine look. On its sides, there are fenders with curvy detailing and fitted with new design alloy wheels. It is equipped with body colored ORVMs along with door handles and aluminum roof rails. As for the rear, the LED taillight cluster is reshaped and equipped with dynamic indicators. Apart from these, all the other cosmetics are retained from its outgoing model. Also, it has a rear spoiler that compliments its exclusivity.

Audi Q7  Cabin & Space

The interiors of the new-gen Q7 are a big step forward and a major change in design from other Audis. The AC vents run across from the centre console to the left side end. The large AC vent has diffused air and it doesn’t focus into your face. The large Audi MMI screen pops up on press of a button. this doesn’t have a touchscreen but has a high definition display. After being so used to the similar Audi interior this is a welcome change. The brown leather wrapper steering wheel with even the dashboard gets this rich leather. The instrument binnacle is made of a LED screen with two small dials on both the sides for temperature and fuel gauge.

The gear lever is also wrapped in this leather. The lever is thick and it can shift modes with a glide from your palm. The MMI has a large touchpad as well. The rotor doesn’t get the four buttons, rather two that slide forth and back. With regards to space, this gen is a more spacious than the outgoing one. The second row of seats can slide back and forth to adjust the knee room for the third row. Our press demonstrator came with a spare tyre that was attached in the boot. This means only one seat in the third row. The all round visibility of the Q7 and the panoramic sunroof makes it great to drive in city.

Audi Q7 Engine & Performance

The Q7 gets both diesel and petrol engine options under its hood. The most powerful engine that is available with the Q7 is a 3.0 Litre TDI unit which produces about 272 Hp of peak power and 600 Nm of torque. This engine unit helps the Q7 to accelerate from 0-100 Km/h mark in just 6.3 seconds while it has a top speed of 234 km/h mark. While the 3.0 Litre TFSI unit produces about 333 Hp of peak power and 440 Nm of torque. This engine unit helps Q7 to accelerate from 0-100 km/h mark in just 6.1 seconds while it has a top speed of 250 Km/h mark.There is also a second variant of the 3.0 Litre TDI also on offer which produces about 218 Bhp of peak power and 500 Nm of torque. While Audi will also offer a smaller 2.0 Litre TFSI engine which will produces about 252 Hp of peak power and 370 Nm of torque which has been specially designed for the Asian and the markets of USA. For more details on Audi Q7 check Tec

What is even more interesting is the fact that the Q7 will also be available with a plug-in hybrid powertrain, the electric motor will be mated to a diesel unit. The diesel unit in particular will produce 258 Hp of peak power while the electric motor will separately develop about 94 Kw of power. Together the e-tron Q7 will deliver about 373 hp of peak power.Beside just the new powertrain option the Q7 also gets a newly developed, eight-speed tiptronic transmission which supplies power to all the 4 wheels.For the Indian market Audi has decided to launch the Q7 with the 3.0-liter TDI unit which is capable of producing about 272 Hp of peak power and 600 Nm of torque and like already mentioned above the engine is paired to an eight-speed tiptronic transmission which sends power to al the 4 wheels via the Audi Quattro all whel drive system.

Audi Q7 Driving Dynamics

Despite a curb weight of almost 5,000 pounds, the 2017 Audi Q7 is surprisingly maneuverable and nimble. Especially if the optional adaptive air suspension and four-wheel steering are specified, the Q7 drives as if it’s actually a size smaller, like Audi’s Q5. Even without the Adaptive Chassis option, though, the Q7 is sure-footed around turns and instills driver confidence thanks to strong, consistent brakes.This athleticism doesn’t come at the expense of ride quality, either. Rough pavement is effortlessly smoothed over, and the cabin remains blissfully quiet. Book Audi Q7 Test Drive.

When equipped with the V6, accelerating to highway speeds or passing is easy, and the responsive eight-speed transmission is a nice added touch. We haven’t had the opportunity to test the four-cylinder Q7 yet, but we will update the review with full details once we get behind the wheelJust as significant as what the driver can draw from the Q7 is what the car can do on its own. Combining existing technologies such as lane keeping assist, adaptive cruise control, forward-looking cameras and navigation information, the Q7 can help drivers considerably during congested freeway commutes or vast, unpopulated highway stretches by doing much of the driving on its own.

Audi Q7 Safety & Security

There is a long list of protective facilities available in this model series, which gives maximum protection to the occupants sitting inside the cabin. All the seats have three point inertia seat belts with height adjustment, force limiter and pyrotechnic belt tensioners. There is also ISOFIX child seat mounting available for front passenger seat. This vehicle has full size driver and front passenger airbags with two stage deployment. It also has rear side airbags, while the head airbag system gives side impact protection to its occupants.

The highly developed anti theft alarm system includes tow away protection and includes interior monitoring of doors, engine as well as luggage compartment. It includes reversing camera that shows the image on MMI display. The first aid kit is also available, which is quite useful in case of any untoward incident while driving. In addition to these, it includes a day and night anti glare internal rear view mirror, power door locks, tool kit and jack, tyre pressure monitoring display, crash sensor and an engine check warning. All these significant aspects makes it one of the safest vehicles in the country.

Audi Q7 Cost in Bangalore

Audi Q7 On-Road Price in Bangalore ranges from 92,33,055 to 1,06,62,430 for variants Q7 40 TFSI Premium Plus and Q7 45 TDI Quattro Technology respectively. Audi Q7 is available in 4 variants and 3 colours. Below are details of Audi Q7 variants price in Bangalore. Check for Audi Q7 price in Bangalore at Carzprice.

Audi Q7 Last Words

After driving the new Audi Q7 extensively, we have realised that the German carmaker is targeting a wider audience. That’s because the new Q7 has a multifaceted character that covers most of the important aspects. For instance, it is suitable for the station wagon loving European market offering great practicality and space but with the driving feel of a sedan. To know more info on car loans check Fincarz.

The Q7 also manages to conquer rough terrains very well with its hi-tech quattro system, so buyers looking for a capable off-roader can consider the Q7. It is an extremely comfortable SUV for your family specially on Indian road conditions. The new Q7 is quite big in size but once you get behind the wheel, it’s not an intimidating SUV to drive and instead quite fun with its sorted dynamics. Anyone from any age group be it young or old, male or female can easily adapt to the driving manners of the new Q7. However, we still miss the muscular and butch appearance of the outgoing Q7. Otherwise, the new Audi Q7 is a gem of an SUV in this price bracket.

BMW 7 Series Facelift First Drive & Review

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BMW 7 Series Overview

This M Sport is an updated variant of the sixth-gen BMW 7 Series that we tested last year. Wait, isn’t this the car that was launched in mid-2016? Yes, but BMW wanted to add some more features to their full-sized flagship sedan. The top-of-the-line trim is still the M-Sport (which we have on test here), which now comes with additional comfort features which we’ll come to later.

So the 6th generation 7 Series comes with a chassis which is made up of high strength steel, aluminium and they have used carbon fibre in key areas to increase rigidity and reduce weight. This being a flagship from the Munich manufacturer, we expect nothing less than loads of tech onboard and more importantly we are ought to discover how much more does it pamper the occupants with the additional features. For more information on car loans visit Fincarz.

BMW 7 Series Design & Style

To say that the new 7 is huge would be an understatement. Measuring over 5.2m in length, it cuts a seriously imposing figure as it waltzes up the road. This is also down to some of the familiar BMW design details like the bulging kidney grille, the strong shoulder-line and the beautifully detailed headlamps and taillights. The 740Li, in fact, is only available in the Design Pure Excellence Signature trim which uses plenty of chrome bits, but it’s a little too understated as it lacks the visual fanfare of the M Sport trim (available in other variants) that gets you more angular front and rear bumpers with oversized air dams upfront and a faux diffuser at the back.

Despite occupying more road space than before, the new 7 Series is around 100kg lighter than before. This is down to the body being made out of aluminium and carbon-fibre reinforced plastic. The 740Li’s also got more driver-centric technologies like adaptive driving modes and self-levelling air suspension that can raise and drop the ride height.

BMW 7 Series Cabin & Comfort

The outside may lack the drama of the M Sport variant, but the interior more than makes up for it. It’s beautifully crafted with swathes of high quality leather on the dashboard and the seats, with fittings that are finely matched to the surface that they butt up against. The incredible detailing on the lacquered dark wood and the brushed aluminium finish on the controls are some of the quality highlights in here. For more details on BMW 7 Series check Tec

There are a wide variety of gadgets, too. You get a fairly massive 10.25-inch touch screen display for the iDrive, 360-degree cameras and 3D imaging. And if that’s not impressive enough, the 740Li also comes with a 7-inch tablet that is neatly integrated into the rear armrest. The tablet can be used to control several functions including front and rear seat adjustment, air conditioning, ambient light and of course, the entertainment functions linked to the iDrive.

The thing with the 740Li is that it isn’t an out-an-out chauffeur-driven choice like the 730Ld. Rather it’s more of a performance limo, one that can be driven by the buyer more often than not. In this regard, the BMW does quite well as comfort levels are top notch, thanks to a gazillion adjustments for the steering and the seat. That being said, rear seat occupants aren’t left out, with masses of head and knee room.

The rear sunroof combined with the multiple ambient lighting options throughout the cabin really elevate the mood. Now for the all-important rear seat, the comfort in the 740Li is truly exceptional with acres of knee room and back support. The backrest and seat base can not only be electrically reclined and adjusted, but also be used as effective stress busters, thanks to the eight-level massage function.

BMW 7 Series Engine & Transmission

The 730Ld’s 3.0-litre inline-six turbodiesel direct-injection motor offers strong performance with 620Nm of torque peaking from a low 2,000rpm, while 262bhp of max power comes in at 4,000rpm. This engine is super refined and there is hardly any noise filtering into the cabin thanks to the excellent sound insulation. In fact, at idle, it’s nearly electric car quiet. Once on the road, it gets even more impressive. The crisp throttle response makes you feel in sync with the mill, while the ZF-sourced eight-speed gearbox goes hand in hand with the engine. It is fairly quick to respond to throttle inputs and the gear-ratios are well-thought-out too. Within the city or on the highway, the 7’s torquey engine, does a great job of pulling away from other cars and traffic, eventually also making for a very calm and relaxed drive.

The car features three engine modes – sport, comfort and eco pro. The engine is most enthusiastic in sending power to the rear wheels in the sport mode, while the throttle response is optimised in the comfort and eco pro modes. This is keeping in mind the relaxed demeanor this kind of luxury sedan is supposed to have.BMW 7 series delivers an average of 10.5kmpl in the city and 13kmpl on open highways. The diesel engine on the other hand gives a higher mileage of 16.77kmpl.

BMW 7 Series Ride & Handling

The sedan’s handling around the bends is quite impressive too. Defying its size and weight with this BMW, you can push through corners much faster than you anticipate and the well weighted steering gives you good feedback too. Ofcourse it’s not a sports car and the soft air suspension makes it feel a bit disconnected and floaty. In terms of ride it isn’t perfect though. At low speeds in comfort the suspension does an admirable job of isolating the passengers from the road surface.

But typical of air springs, sudden sharp edged road irregularities does catch it out (you can hear a loud thunk inside the cabin). Even at high speeds comfort mode is a bit too soft as the car wallows over undulating surfaces. This is where we felt, that either Sport or Adaptive setting worked best where excessive body movements are kept well in check. In addition, the low ground clearance also makes it imperative to go slow over the larger ruts and bumps despite it getting lift function to increase its clearance.

BMW 7 Series Braking & Safety

Also on the safety front, a bevy of safety features including dual airbags, front side airbags, rear seat side airbags, knee airbags, front seat active head restraints, 360 degree camera, reverse assist, ABS, EBD traction control etc. continue to build on the reputation for occupant safety.BMW 7 Series features ventilated disk brakes for both the front and the rear wheels. In addition, it features ABS, EBD, hill assist, traction control EBD and ESP. For additional safety, it comes with airbags, central locking, child seat mount, child safety lock, parking assistant and engine immobilizer.

BMW 7 Series Price in Chennai

Bmw 7 Series On-Road Price in Chennai ranges from 1,48,44,797 to 2,93,81,673 for variants 7 Series 730Ld Design Pure Excellence and 7 Series M760Li xDrive V12 Excellence respectively. Bmw 7 Series is available in 6 variants and 13 colours. Below are details of Bmw 7 Series variants price in Chennai. Check for BMW 7 Series price in Chennai at Carzprice.

BMW 7 Series Last Words

The latest 7 Series is undoubtedly the most convincing of all its generations and the new 740Li does a great job of mixing performance with top-notch quality and comfort. It’s a great buy for those who would like to match sports car acceleration while enjoying the luxury of high-end materials and acres of space.

There’s also a 750Li with a 450bhp version of the M5’s 4.4-litre V8 but as we see it, the smaller and considerably less expensive 740Li is plenty quick for our roads and it simply makes more sense most of the time. Speaking of which, the 730Ld diesel is also fairly quick for daily duties, however, you simply cannot miss the refinement of a 6-cylinder petrol from BMW.

Tips For Getting Ready For Laser Hair Removal Treatment

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Laser hair removal is a great method for removing unwanted body and facial hair without the burns, nicks, and redness of shaving and waxing. Laser hair removal is technically known as a permanent hair reduction process, and although it’s not total hair removal, it does drastically decrease hair growth and the need for shaving.

The process is safe for use on most parts of the body, including the legs, arms and armpits, bikini area, chest, back, and even the face (except for the eyes). Laser hair removal is expensive and it does require several follow-up treatments, but there are steps you can take before and after your treatment that will help maximize the benefits you gain from the process.

Getting Ready for Laser Hair Removal Treatment

1. Make sure laser hair removal is right for you.

Laser hair removal works by targeting and breaking down the melanin (the pigment that gives hair its color) in a hair follicle, which makes that hair fall out.The process, therefore, works best to remove coarse, dark hair. It won’t work as well—or may not work at all—to remove red, blond, gray, or white hair.

Laser hair removal likely won’t work for women with polycystic ovaries disease or other hormonal problems. For more info on Laser Hair Removal check Icadl2013.org

If you are taking any medications, especially new ones or a course of antibiotics, talk to your doctor before undergoing laser hair removal. Some medications can cause photosensitivity, which could lead to a bad burn from the treatment

2. Go for a consultation.

A consultation with a laser hair removal technician before your first treatment will allow the clinic to assess your health. They will also administer a patch test to determine whether you are a good candidate for the treatment, and which process will work best based on your skin and hair type.

3. Avoid tanning before your treatment.

Once you are deemed a good candidate for laser hair removal, it’s important to avoid the sun and tanning beds in the six weeks leading up to your treatment.

Showing up for a laser treatment with tanned skin can lead to burns and blistering.

4. Don’t remove hair by the roots.

In the six weeks leading up to your treatment, avoid plucking, waxing, bleaching, and electrolysis treatments Plucking or pulling hair out by the roots means there won’t be any hair for the laser to target.

To manage hair growth before your treatment, shave or use depilatories that only remove the hair above the skin

5. Avoid caffeine 24 hours prior to your treatment.

You want to be calm and relaxed before and during your laser treatment, but caffeine can make you more agitated and tense

6. Shave the day before.

When you go for your initial consultation, the technician will tell you exactly when to shave in preparation for your treatment, but most clinics recommend shaving one to two days beforehand.

Although it may seem strange to shave right before a laser removal treatment, it’s an important step in the process: the laser targets hair in the active growing stage, and shaving encourages hair to enter this stage.

7. Show up with clean skin.

Before leaving for your treatment, shower and wash your skin with a gentle cleanser. You want to remove all makeup, dirt, and oil from your skin. Avoid moisturizing before your treatment

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Mahindra Supro Facelift First Drive Review

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Mahindra Supro Overview

The Supro Van is a stylish and spacious 8-seater diesel vehicle suitable for large families and tour & travel segment. The exterior has been worked upon in order to make it stand out of the crowd and is also complimented with wave inspired body decals to add to the looks. The interior has also been well thought because of which, the passengers are blessed with class leading headroom as well as legroom. Check for more details on car loans at Fincarz.

The Supro Van gets segment first electric power steering as well as air conditioning along with mobile charging point and multi utility box that further provides comfort and convenience to the occupants. The vehicle, with its robust nose design, high ground clearance, strong suspension and superior brakes along with child lock that is available on both sliding doors, makes the vehicle a lot safer for all the occupants.

Mahindra Supro Exterior & Style

;The Supro comes with a boxy design and elongated nose at the front. The view from the front has been highly inspired from the Mahindra’s iconic tiger claw grill. The lights are pretty aggressive and same comes when we compare the lower fascia with others in the segment. Rear profile is quite decent and side profile features wide windows and pane architecture. The boot accessible door opens sideways instead of a upside opening door.

The side doors being used are sliding ones. Availability of body colored door handles provides a better visual experience to a buyer.The Mahindra Supro is based on its diesel counterpart with minimal changes on the styling front. It comes with a few chrome embellishments and EV badges to differentiate between the regular model. The utilitarian electric MPV comes with a boxy design having the typical Mahindra grille up front and familiar tail section with Magic inspired tail lights.The Mahindra Supro electric is 3798 mm long, 1540 mm wide and 1910 mm long which is exactly the same as the regular van

.The wheelbase also remains the same at 1950 mm while the electric vehicle is expected to ride on broader tyres, however no official data is out yet.The Mahindra Supro sports very little changes on the outside which are limited to the new set of 5-spoke alloy wheels, chrome finishes on the grille and blue-coloured body graphics. The Indian automaker has not signalled anything about the launch yet but it will be safe to expect the electric van to enter the market soon.

Mahindra Supro Interior & Space

The no-nonsense part about this four wheeler is its internal cabin. Once we go through the design, we will get an idea about the amount of importance it received from the maker. They have ensured basic essentials inside like storage units, charging point and other utilities to fulfill the requirements of passengers. One should talk about the seating arrangement, which is its plus point. Its cabin looks quite spacious from inside and it can accommodate a maximum of eight passengers. Its cockpit has seating for two while the rear cabin houses six adults.

The rear cabin has two bench seats facing each other, creating more leg space for the occupants. This facility is available only for base and mid range trims. While the top end trim has seating option only for five adults. This vehicle gets sliding doors, which allows passengers to gain access to the cabin effortlessly. The interior is in a dual tone color scheme, which is another interesting factor of this vehicle. Going into further details, it has a distinctive instrument cluster featuring several gauges and meters to keep the driver informed. Its dashboard houses a glove box along with equipment like an AC unit. The steering wheel looks pretty simple with just two spokes and its grace is further amplified by the brand’s insignia. Its floors are in brown color scheme, giving a plush appeal to the insides. For more info on Mahindra Supro check Cidoc2015

Mahindra Supro Engine & Transmission

The Mahindra Supro electric is powered by the same motor that does duty in the e2o and the newly unveiled eVerito, however the motor is tuned to produce more power in the Supro and Verito. The 73.2V induction motor produces 41 BHP at 3000 RPM and 91 Nm of torque at 3000 RPM.

The gearbox is expected to be the same automatic unit found on the e2o while the Mahindra Supro will be equipped with disc brakes on the front wheels and drum brakes on the rear ones. The electric van will only be offered with the 8-seater layout while the regular variant also has an option of a 5-seater layout.

Mahindra Supro Driving Dynamics

This is one section, where it scores big as compared to others. This van, unlike other contenders, has got vacuum assisted hydraulic braking system with auto adjuster that provides maximum control over the van. Adding to this, its front wheels are mated with discs and the rear ones are assembled with drums for superior braking mechanism. As for suspension, its front axle is loaded with McPherson struts that further have coil springs. While the rear axle is being fitted with leaf spring type of suspension for maximized comfort while traveling. Its steering is another factor that reduces the efforts of handling this van.

Mahindra Supro Safety & Security

This four wheeler is built with the company’s robust design, which is tough and rugged. This eventually gives it the capability to tackle the collision impact and to provide safety to the occupants inside. Its unique front nose design is another factor that enhances the safety levels. This vehicle is associated with a few other safety features like child safety locks, seatbelts, halogen lamps, rear reflectors and a high mount third brake light.

Mahindra Supro Cost in Chennai 

Mahindra Supro On-Road Price in Chennai ranges from 5,95,960 to 6,61,381 for variants Supro LX BS3 8 STR and Supro ZXB S4 5 STR respectively. Mahindra Supro is available in 3 variants and 3 colours. Below are details of Mahindra Supro variants price in Chennai. Check for Supro price in Chennai at Carzprice.

Mahindra Supro Conclusion

Mahindra Supro Maxitruck comes in three variants – T2, T4, and T6 and three colors – diamond white, metallic red, and deep warm blue. It has a 909 cc direct injection diesel engine which delivers 45 BHP power and 98 Nm torque. These parameters give it a superior pickup and acceleration even on the inclined planes. It comes mated to a manual transmission mode and a 5-speed gearbox which can deliver a mileage of 22.4 kmpl. Starting from an amazing price range of Rs. 4.2 lakhs, this supro maxi truck is perfect for inter-city and intra-city transportation of goods. If you have a delivery business in the city or the nearby rural areas, you should consider buying this maxi truck.

With a payload carrying capacity of one ton, this truck can be used to carry consumables, FMCG, vegetables, etc. over short distances. The body of this supro truck is made in deck shape. It has no cabin and the chassis is monocoque. It is known for its stylish exterior, unmatched performance, car-like comfort and the trust that it has built over the years. It is designed in the signature Mahindra style giving it an aggressive look from the front. With the seating capacity for two – driver and a co-passenger, this supro truck has an adjustable driver seat. Power steering and a charging point for mobile are some other features.

The Overview Of A Lipoma

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Lipoma is a condition in which excess growth of fat cells between the skin and the fibrous capsule occurs. Lipomas usually develop slowly and are not considered to be cancerous. They can occur in any part of the body but they commonly affect the torso, neck, upper thighs, upper arms, and armpits.

A lipoma is just an outgrowth of the skin due to deposition of fat and therefore, can be detected easily. People can have more than one lipoma. Generally, these are soft, painless and harmless but the doctor may advise you to remove them if they trouble you.

Lipomas can be single or multiple benign subcutaneous tumors which can be easily recognized since they are rounded, soft and lobulated. Most of the lipomas are small in shape, but at times they can grow to almost 6 cm. Lipomas are said to be composed of fat cells with a framework of connective tissues and tend to have the same morphology as normal fat cells.

The angiolipomas are said to have a vascular component which can be tender in cold and ambient temperatures. These lipomas often would need excision whereas in other cases, those lipomas should be only excised if they are termed as disfigured. When the lipomas are soft, the doctor can also consider going in for liposuction since they would only have one minor connective tissue.

You’ve just been diagnosed with a lipoma. Your mind begins to spiral. How long have you got? What do you need to know? Who’s going to get Mom’s silverware? Relax. Lipomas are just one of those medical terms, like simple chronic halitosis; they only sound scary. In reality, lipomas are relatively harmless, and usually painless as well. To know more about Lipoma check Iiitdm

However, at this stage in your life, the last thing you need is something unidentified growing on your body that can’t be gotten rid of with a flick of the hand or a damp tissue. So, what can you do about this unwanted guest? Let’s take a look at the wonderful anatomy of the lipoma.

Lipomas

Lipomas are lumps which slowly develop between the skin and the muscle layer underneath. Lipomas are easily identified because they move easily when pressure is exerted upon them. They tend to have a doughy feel, but normally are not tender and several may appear at a time. Although a lipoma may occur in individuals at any age, they mostly develop during the middle of a person’s life.

Symptoms of Lipoma

Lipomas are most often, but not limited to the neck, arm, back, and shoulder areas. They are located right under the skin, are soft and doughy to the touch, and are usually small. While lipomas are usually not painful, they may cause discomfort if they press on nerves or contain many blood vessels. Usually, the most troublesome symptom is the location of the lipoma or a significant increase in size which may make it noticeable to others.

Causes of Lipoma

Although the actual cause of a lipoma is not known, many experts believe genetics are responsible, since they tend to appear commonly in members of the same families. Occasionally, injuries to the body, such as a traumatic blow to the area have been shown to trigger growth as well.

Treatment of Lipoma

Lipomas typically do not require treatment, and there is no known treatment to stunt their growth or prevent them. However, surgical removal may be recommended if the lipoma becomes painful, inflamed or infected, if it drains smelly discharge, if it increases in size, if it interferes with movement, or becomes bothersome and difficult to look at. Lipoma removal is a relatively simple process done at a physician’s office with a local anesthetic. The surgeon will begin by making a small incision, followed by extraction of the tissue. Stitches are used to close the incision. Other choices for removal include:

Steroid Injections

Steroid injections usually will not completely eliminate the tumor but have been known to cause lipomas to shrink.

Liposuction

Liposuction employs a large syringe and needle to remove the lipoma, but it is difficult to remove the entire lump.

Some of the Herbal Remedies are as follows :

Chickweed

Chickweed tincture can be obtained at herbal specialty stores. One teaspoon can be taken orally three times daily, or the chickweed can be obtained in ointment form, rubbed directly into the affected area once a day.

Bitters

Bitter herbs and foods increase the body’s ability to digest fat, which is what a lipoma essentially is. Bitter herbs include gentian, wormwood, goldenseal, and yarrow, while olives, unsweetened chocolate, citrus peel and dandelion greens are all examples of bitter foods.

Lemon Juice

Adding lemon juice to the water that you usually drink may be helpful in eliminating lipomas. Lemon Juice removes toxins from the body by stimulating the digestive system and cleansing the liver.

Cedar

Lipomas can be treated by applying a cedar ointment to the affected area three times per day. Mix five drops of cedar extract with two teaspoons of water and drink three times daily, then rub the ointment into your skin.

Did you treat your lipoma? Let us know how it went. And be sure to get all and any suspicious-looking lumps and growths examined by a professional.

Lipoma Removal Cost

The cost of surgery for the removal of a Lipoma is typically ranges from INR 10K to 25K depending on the case. Please be aware lab and consultation are charged separately, but sometimes Lipomas do not need to be sent to the lab. Lipomas on back, front and shoulders particularly larger Lipomas can be more expensive as they can be considerably more difficult to remove.

Audi A3 Features, Performance & Test Drive

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Audi A3 Overview

Given the full LED headlamps, the massive hexagonal grille and those taut shoulder lines, you might think you are looking at Audi’s new A4 here, when in fact this is the noticeably more affordable A3 which has been comprehensively updated for 2017. Armed with Audi’s latest design language, improved feature list and a new petrol motor, the 2017 A3 makes for an attractive proposition. Here’s what has changed and how. Check for more info car loan at Fincarz.

Audi A3 Design & Style

For starters, it looks a lot similar to the A4 now thanks to the redesigned LED DRLs. The car that we got, featured all LED headlamps as well, though it is not a part of the standard kit. It now sports the hexagonal ‘Diamond-inspired’ single frame grille as a part of the family design. The front bumper has been redesigned and features slimmer air vents that lend a sporty appeal to the styling. The shoulder line is more prominent and at the rear, the tail lamps retain their shape but the detailing is now different and also boast dynamic turn indicators, like the ones on the new A4.

The rear bumper has been given an overhaul as well and now looks a bit more aggressive and sporty. Panoramic sunroof though is standard across the range. It also now runs on new 16-inch alloys shod with Bridgestone or Michelin rubber.

Audi A3 Cabin & Space

The A3’s interior isn’t very different from other Audis, but there are a few things that will make you sit up and take notice. The first thing is the MMI screen – it pops up out of a slot at the top of the centre console, which is very impressive. Paired to this is the rotary knob on the centre console which has a touchpad on the top. This is much like a laptop computer’s mousepad, and you can write on it with a finger and it will recognise the letters, no matter how bad the handwriting. (We tried it, it works.) The second is the new design of the air vents. Audi says they’re modelled on a jet fighter’s turbines. Claims of turbofan resemblance aside, they are very pretty things, and the bezels have to be rotated to cut airflow. The crowning glory is the central circle – pull to focus airflow, and push for a diffused effect. This should help in cooling all of you equally rather than just one ear or your fingers.

All the usual bells and whistles are present – leather upholstery with contrasting stitching, a very nice four-spoke steering wheel, a multi-function display, a CD player with different multimedia options and a 20 GB hard drive, and dual zone climate control. The AC is effective and has a rear blower as well. Sat nav is an optional extra for some variants but is standard for the top-spec variant.

The seats are comfortable, of course, but tall people should stick to the front. The rear is surprisingly roomy for the car’s size (and roofline), with just enough headroom and knee room for a six-footer. Three abreast is going to be a big ask, though. Two at the rear will be comfortable, what with the armrest and dual cupholders and even a 12V socket exclusively for the rear seat. The A3 gets access via the central armrest recess at the rear to the 425 litre boot, which is a lot larger than that figure suggests. If it isn’t large enough for you, the rear seats split and fold flat for greater convenience.

Audi A3 Engine & Transmission

The 2017 A3 comes with a choice of two power-plants – a 1.4-litre TFSI turbo petrol and the familiar 2-litre TDI diesel. Whereas the former is paired to a 7-speed dual-clutch gearbox, the more efficient diesel works in conjunction with a 6-speeder – also a dual clutch unit.

Starting with the petrol variant, Audi has replaced the old 1.8-litre TFSI unit in favour of this 1.4-litre motor which makes 150bhp and 250Nm of torque between 1,500 and 3,000rpm. Unlike its competition, the petrol powered A3 comes with cylinder-on-demand tech, which shuts down two of the four cylinders when you’re just pottering around. Then, as you floor it, all four cylinders fire up for maximum thrust. For more details on Audi A3 visit Tec.

Within city limits, the motor is surprisingly brisk, pulling strongly from around 2,000rpm. But despite making as much torque as the 1.8-litre unit, the new A3 doesn’t pull as hard as the older car. Where the 1.8-litre motor pushed you back in your seat, the 1.4-litre motor feels more linear and laidback in the way it goes about its business. As for refinement, the new A3 offers impressively low NVH, with a near silent idle and staying composed till about 4000rpm. Its only near the redline that the motor gets a bit loud. The 7-speed gearbox is undoubtedly quicker to respond than the competition and teamed with this engine’s eager power delivery, the surge of acceleration is addictive. The only downside to the gearbox is the jerky low speed behaviour and delay in response as you floor the throttle.

The 2-litre diesel continues to offer strong mid-range punch. It may be a little noisy when worked hard but it never feels vibey or harsh. Like in the older car, there is more than sufficient pulling power, all of which is efficiently transferred to the road via a 6-speed dual clutch automatic. Like its petrol-powered counterpart, gearshifts are rapid and smooth on the go but the overall response is a little jerky at crawling speeds.

Audi A3 Driving Dynamics

What we have here is, quite simply, one of the sweetest-handling Audi sedans we’ve come across in years. We’ve always found the handling of the bigger As to be really competent, but this one adds another element – fun. It’s simply a joy to chuck around corners, and that’s down to a number of factors. Primarily, it’s the very stiff chassis, which has allowed Audi to give the A3 softer suspension without corrupting the dynamics. Then there’s the steering, which though still not perfect, feels miles more direct and full of feel than just about any other recent Audi. The end result is a car that will eagerly dart into corners as quickly as you dare throw it. It feels light on its feet, there’s not too much understeer, with loads of grip, despite the lack of Quattro, and the body roll is all but imperceptible.

As for the ride, in the diesel, with its stiffer front end, you will feel a bit more of what’s going on under the tyres, particularly at city speeds over, for instance, a poorly paved piece of tarmac. Even so, it’s not as firm as the Mercedes A-class, and Audi’s equivalent of a ‘rough road package’ for India (read: added stiffness) seems to have been calibrated perfectly for our conditions. The petrol model is even better, with a slightly softer edge, especially when you consider our test cars were top-spec, wearing 17-inch wheels on 45-profile tyres. It’s impressive that Audi has managed to achieve this sort of compliance without the adaptive suspension trickery that you find in the bigger cars. The only fly in the ointment is road noise, and a fair bit of it comes into the cabin as you pick up speed. All said and done, Audi has nailed the ride and handling package on the A3, and for once it’s something we hope filters upwards into the next A4.

Audi A3 Braking & Safety

The Audi A3 received 5-stars in the Euro NCAP crash test. There are abundant safety features on offer and the car feels very well built. Front and side airbags are standard across the range and the higher end models also get rear airbags and knee airbag for the driver. Besides the standard ABS, the A3 is also equipped with ‘Electronic Stability Control’ (ESC) and ‘Electronic Limited Slip Differential’ as standard.

Audi A3 Price in Bangalore

Audi A3 On-Road Price in Bangalore ranges from 41,37,704 to 45,35,468 for variants A3 35 TFSI Premium Plus and A3 35 TDI Technology respectively. Audi A3 is available in 4 variants and 6 colours. Below are details of Audi A3 variants price in Bangalore. Check for Audi A3 price in Bangalore at Carzprice.

Audi A3 Final Thought

The A3 has a lot going for it – it looks great, especially in scarlet with 17-inch rims, has a ton of features that aren’t present at the price, and has enough performance to keep customers happy. It is also a first mover in the segment. Surprisingly, at the price that we expect it to go on sale, Rs 26-28 lakh, it will be great value for money as well, so we have no doubt that should Audi stick to that price, it will have another great product flying off their shelves.

What Is The Procedure Of Laser Hair Removal Before, During & After

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Laser hair removal is a method for getting rid of unwanted hair on the body. It involves using a concentrated beam of light (laser light) to destroy hair follicles.

The laser light is directed at hair follicles—small sacs in the skin where hair grows from—whose pigments absorb the light. The light energy is converted to heat, which then destroys or at least damages the hair follicles. After laser removal treatment, the hair doesn’t grow back for a long period of time, if ever, because of the damage that’s been done to the follicles. Because the laser beams work by targeting the color (melanin) on the hair follicles, laser hair removal works best on light complexions with dark hair.

You’ll probably need multiple sessions of laser hair removal, typically three to seven, before you can expect semi-permanent or permanent results. If the results aren’t permanent and the hair does regrow, it’ll likely be a lot less apparent than it was in the past.

Lasers can be used to remove hair from most body parts, and common areas it’s used for include the back, legs, arms, chest, face, and bikini area.

Before the Procedure

There’s some information it’s advisable you find out from your dermatologist before having this procedure done:

A. How many laser treatments you will need to have done and how much they will cost.

B. What your dermatologist’s qualifications are and how much experience he/she has with laser hair removal.

C. What side effects you should be prepared for and if, based on your medical history, you’re particularly at risk for some complications.

D. What type of laser is being used.

E. Any other concerns you may have.

You should also make sure to disclose any medical conditions (especially skin-related) you may have, as well as any medication you may be taking.

Before agreeing to perform the procedure for you, your dermatologist will examine your skin and the area you want to have hair removed from to determine the right time to have it done, or if it is even the best option for you. If you have white, gray, or blonde hair, you may not be a good candidate for laser hair removal because of the absence of enough pigment in your hair.

How to Prepare

If you’ve decided to have laser hair removal, there are a couple of things you should stay away from.

A. Avoid sunless tanning. This includes spray tanning and the use of tanning beds.

B. Avoid tanning under the sun. You should always protect your skin with sunscreen every single day.

C. If possible, avoid sun exposure for at least six weeks to a month before and after your procedure.

D. Hold off on other hair removal methods like threading, waxing, and electrolysis for at least a month before your procedure’s scheduled date. This is so that the follicles on the area you’ll be using the laser on won’t be disturbed.

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To measure the success or otherwise of your laser hair removal procedure, you should take “before” pictures that you can use to compare with pictures from afterward.

During the Procedure

Before the procedure begins, the hair that’s to be removed will be trimmed very low, or your dermatologist might have instructed you to shave it the day before.

The skin area will be cleansed and numbing gel may be applied, especially if the areas being targeted are sensitive ones. If a numbing gel is applied, you can expect to wait 30 minutes to an hour for the effects of the gel to kick in.

You, the dermatologist, and everyone in the room where the procedure is taking place must wear protective eye gear. The dermatologist will hold the laser to your skin, pull it taut, and begin treating it.

Depending on the kind of laser being used, the dermatologist may use a special cooling agent or machine on your skin to protect it and reduce the possibility of you experiencing side effects.

Laser hair removal can be uncomfortable, and the sensation you may feel has been described as akin to warm pinpricks or rubber bands being repeatedly snapped against your skin. As a result of how the device works, you may see sulfur-smelling smoke plumes.

If the area targeted is a small one, like your chin, for instance, you can expect to be done within a few minutes. If it’s a larger area like your back, you can expect it to take about an hour or more.

After the Procedure

Your skin will probably be red, swollen, and maybe even slightly painful to touch after the procedure is done. You may be given ice packs and anti-inflammatory creams immediately afterward.

Despite the redness and swelling, which should subside after a few days, there’s typically no downtime after laser hair removal. You can return to your usual activities right away. You should inform your dermatologist if you think you may be having skin reaction for which a steroid cream may be prescribed.

You can expect to see results immediately—your hair will start to fall out in the following weeks. It’s also important that you follow your dermatologist’s instructions on protecting and taking care of your skin after your laser hair removal.

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Mercedes Benz C Class Performance & Test Drive

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Mercedes Benz C Class Overview

Ever since its launch, the C-Class has been among the best-selling Mercedes-Benz cars in India. Mercedes-Benz’s C-Class has been ruling the entry-level executive luxury sedan segment for years, thanks to the updates given to the saloon at regular intervals. In 2015, the car entered the new generation when it received the S-Class inspired design. Though, the engine options remains unchanged. The new-gen C-Class is continued to be available in a 2.0-litre petrol and a 2.2-litre diesel engines. Check for car loan at Fincarz.

Mercedes Benz C Class Exteriors

Mercedes-Benz has taken a completely new approach towards the design of the new C-Class. The company has ditched the previous car’s conservative looks for a new design, which looks heavily inspired by the new S-Class. The design has been also influenced by aerodynamics to keep wind resistance at a minimum level. The front fascia with the Avantgarde grille and the teardrop-shaped headlamps look very similar to that of the super saloon and together with larger air vents and bumper design, give the new C-Class a new aggression. It also gets an intelligent full LED headlamp system with an adaptive main beam. The side profile gets a strong shoulder line, which divides the profile into three sections- window and door handles, door profile and skirt line running in line with the wheels. The new C-Class is offered in five colours – cavansite blue, citrine brown, polar white, iridium silver and obsidian black.

Mercedes Benz C Class Interiors

The C-Class has been Mercedes’ entry-level sedan for quite a long time but not anymore. The introduction of the CLA has led to the C-Class going upmarket and as soon as you step inside the car, that’s immediately apparent. The interiors of the new C-Class are a class above its predecessor, while inspiration from the S-Class is obvious, the dashboard has its own aura with a mix of sporty and luxury in it. The dual tone dash of the new C-Class look rich and the centre console gets high gloss lime wood finish (also the traditional Mercedes clock) which further amplifies the overall appeal of the cabin. Neat placement of buttons along with terrific fit and finish are the highlights of this cabin. The round AC vents are very S-Class like and so are the buttons and touchpad in the centre to operate the COMAND system. Even the buttons on the doors (specially the front where the electric adjustment for the seats is placed) have taken more than a leaf out of the S-Class design book

Yielding more space inside the C-Class is the removal of the gear lever, the baby rear-wheel drive Benz gets the gear selector lever on the right stalk like all other Mercs. There are quite a few storage places inside the cabin and the Stuttgart automaker has gone ahead and loaded this car with plenty of kit too. The C200 variant we tested had everything you would expect from a car of this price and that includes things like an 8.4-inch screen for the infotainment system which is loaded with a lot of features like 3D satellite navigation, phone connectivity (including apps), etc. You can also control vehicle settings including ambient lighting (3 colours – ice blue, white, amber), seat belt adjustment, door locking, locator illumination, etc. Other features include a rearview camera with guidelines, reverse parking sensors (the display is on the cluster as well), three zone climate control, front and rear panoramic roof, ARTICO leather upholstery, push button start/stop and a 13-speaker Burmester sound system that sounds excellent.

The front seats offer good support and have been designed to fit all kinds of people, you sit snug and the seat hugs you thereby ensuring no fatigue even on long drives. Both the front seats are electrically adjustable with memory function. The new C-Class is aimed at the rear passenger, as so evident by the sun blinds on the windows of the rear doors as well as an electrically operated one for the rear windshield. The rear AC vents have seven fan speeds and we love the way the buttons operate, you push up or down to toggle. The rear seat now offers much needed improvement in legroom which makes the C-Class a good chauffeur driven car, there is also good amount of headroom for tall passengers but under-thigh support is a bit lacking. The rear bench is best for two as the transmission tunnel intrudes massively at the rear, thereby preventing a third person from sitting comfortably. Cabin lights at the rear are placed at either ends as the panoramic roof prevents a centre cabin light from being placed. While boot space is decent, the placement of the space saver tyre in the boot (and not under it) hampers its usage.

Mercedes Benz C Class Performance

The new-gen C-Class is available in two engine options – a 2.0-litre petrol and a 2.2-litre diesel. The former produces a maximum power of 181bhp at 5, 500rpm and 300Nm at 1, 200rpm – 4, 000rpm, while the latter offers 167.62bhp at 3, 000rpm – 4, 200rpm and 400Nm at 1, 400rpm – 2, 800rpm. Transmitting power to the rear wheels is a 7-speed automatic transmission (7G-TRONIC Plus).

The petrol engine is refined, and offers strong mid-range performance. It claims to achieve 0-100kmph in 7.3 seconds. The aerodynamic body construction reduces wind resistance, and aids to its handling and high speed performance. The current generation of the sedan gets ‘Agility Select’ driving modes – Eco, Comfort, Sport, Sport+ and Individual – that alter engine, steering, gearbox and climate control. The new MRA platform makes the new C-Class 100kgs lighter and stiffer than the previous model. This also contributes to its fuel economy and drivability. The new electric steering is more responsive than the old hydraulic unit. With higher ground clearance, robust tyres and AIRMATIC suspension, the C-Class offers balanced and smooth ride quality on rough Indian terrains.

Braking capabilities of the sedan are superb. With adaptive braking system, the car stops instantly, even at high revs. It also gets advanced ABS (anti-lock braking system), EBD (electronic brake-force distribution), electronic stability program, dynamic cornering assist and skid control function.

The 2143 cc Diesel – powered variant delivers a fuel economy of 17 kmpl in city and 19 kmpl on highways, while the Petrol variant offers a mileage of 10 kmpl on urban roads and 14 kmpl and freeways, respectively.

Mercedes Benz C Class Driving

The C-Class isn’t designed as a sport machine, and it lacks the athletic feel of rival cars like the BMW 4 Series. Still, the C-Class is composed around corners with sharp steering. The top AMG models are more focused in their handling prowess, with sharper responses. For more info on Mercedes Benz C Class  visit Tec

The real pride of the C-Class is its soft ride, which remains smooth under virtually any condition. And if you want to have a smoother ride or sportier performance, then you can switch through the C-Class’ four drive modes – which adjust steering and throttle response – until you find one to your liking. There are also three available suspensions in sedan models, depending on which trim you choose – Sport, Comfort, and Airmatic, which is adaptive air suspension – with varying degrees of stiffness that affect ride quality. Coupe and convertible models are only available with Sport and Airmatic suspension.

Mercedes Benz C Class Safety

Standard safety features for the 2017 Mercedes-Benz C300 include antilock brakes, stability and traction control, front and rear side curtain airbags, a driver knee airbag, a drowsy driver monitor and frontal collision warning and mitigation. Other optional features include a surround-view camera system, a blind-spot monitor, adaptive headlights, automatic high beams, lane keeping assist, upgraded frontal collision mitigation, and rear-end collision warning with automatic braking.

Mercedes Benz C Class Price in Chennai

Mercedes Benz C Class On-Road Price in Chennai ranges from 47,80,890 to 56,98,956 for variants C Class C 220 CDI STYLE and C Class Edition C 250 d Diesel respectively. Mercedes Benz C Class is available in 4 variants and 5 colours. Below are details of Mercedes Benz C Class variants price in Chennai. Check for Benz C Class price in Chennai at Carzprice.

Mercedes Benz C Class Verdict

The entry-level rear-wheel drive luxury car class is an important segment for the German trio. The C-Class was facing tough competition from the F30 BMW 3-Series which took the game forward by several notches. With the new C-Class, Mercedes hasn’t just replied but also re-written the rules of the segment. The fourth generation C-Class is not only better in most respects, it’s way more desirable too. While early adopters will have to do with the petrol only option, those looking for a diesel car in this segment should definitely wait as the new C-Class is as thoroughly impressive as a Merc should be.