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Inefficiency on the road – The issue isn’t where you think it is!

The biggest inefficiency in transportation these days is not where you would expect – in fact it doesn’t have to do with MPG’s or even gasoline at all. The truth is that the inefficiency lies with the fact that 80% of seats on the road go unoccupied. John Zimmer analyzes this phenomenon and offers insight into using social technology and collaboration to try to increase this issue.

Click here to read his article. 

Select Luxury Cars, located in Marietta, Ga. on Highway 41, hand “Selects” every vehicle. We specialize in the highest quality automobiles available in the market. Whether you live here in the Atlanta area or anywhere around the world, we will find the exact car you are dreaming of. If you are looking for a Mercedes, BMW, Porsche, Audi, Bentley, Rolls-Royce, Ferrari or other high end model, begin your search here and we won’t disappoint.

 

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Rolls-Royce bullish on global luxury car market in 2012 – LANKA BUSINESS REPORT

Rolls-Royce bullish on global luxury car market in 2012 – LANKA BUSINESS REPORT.

Take a look at what the Lanka Business Report is saying about Rolls Royce’s place in the Luxury Car Market. 20% sales growth is impressive in these times!

 

Select Luxury Cars, located in Marietta, Ga. on Highway 41, hand “Selects” every vehicle. We specialize in the highest quality automobiles available in the market. Whether you live here in the Atlanta area or anywhere around the world, we will find the exact car you are dreaming of. If you are looking for a Mercedes, BMW, Porsche, Audi, Bentley, Rolls-Royce, Ferrari or other high end model, begin your search here and we won’t disappoint.

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Bentley SUV Concept – Help make it a reality

As the ultimate symbol of luxury and excess, its about time Bentley created an SUV. For years the British automobile manufacturer has made cars catered toward those who would rather be chauffeured, although the signature design has also attracted car enthusiasts. In relatively recent years Bentley released the GT Continental Coupe for those that prefer sport with a high touch of luxury. It is surprising to have gone in this direction given the four-door behemoths Bentley has historically produced. With the EXP 9 F Concept, we may soon see a sports utility vehicle from Bentley that will overshadow the most tricked out Range Rover on the market.

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Complete with a 6.0 liter, twin-turbo W12 engine, the EXP 9 F boasts bells and whistles we could live without, but wouldn’t mind having. Some of these include a panoramic glass roof, 3D navigation, touch-screen interfaces, and a rear business seat complete with a fold-down keyboard and wifi access. There is a cooled compartment modified to fit champagne glasses and bottles, and a pullout table complete with umbrella inserts and hampers to tailgate in class.

Glancing over the photos on Bentley’s website, the interior and exterior designs speak for themselves. While we would hope a car like this is brought to production, Bentley still asks its clients to express their interest to do so. Unfortunately, while many may voice their appeal, only few may actually act upon it.

Select Luxury Cars, located in Marietta, Ga. on Highway 41, hand “Selects” every vehicle. We specialize in the highest quality automobiles available in the market. Whether you live here in the Atlanta area or anywhere around the world, we will find the exact car you are dreaming of. If you are looking for a Mercedes, BMW, Porsche, Audi, Bentley, Rolls-Royce, Ferrari or other high end model, begin your search here and we won’t disappoint.

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Magnum Auto Collision, Marietta Ga.

February 27, 2012 Leave a comment

Since the 1980’s MAGNUM COLLISION located in Marietta, Ga has been offering the community with exceptional auto body repair without discrimination to year make model of any vehicle that comes their way. They specialize in High end cars such as Maserati, Bentley, Ferrari, Mercedes, BMW etc and they do a great job at it. Many body shops claim to work on Luxury cars but MAGNUM has proven to us here at Select Luxury Cars that they are a top notch operation that offer exceptional customer service and great craftmanship. Their entire staff have been groomed to roll out the red carpet to all that walk through their door. We at Select are proud to have them as our premier auto body shop.

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Select Luxury Cars, located in Marietta, Ga. on Highway 41, hand “Selects” every vehicle. We specialize in the highest quality automobile made all over the world. Whether you live here in the Atlanta area or anywhere around the world, we will find the exact car you are dreaming of. If you are looking for a Mercedes, BMW, Bentley, Rolls-Royce, Lamborghini, Ferrari or other high end model, begin your search here. http://www.selectluxury.com

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Danica Patrick Unharmed and Unperturbed after Recent Wreck

February 25, 2012 Leave a comment

Danica Patrick’s recent wreck in the Daytona 500 qualifying races highlighted two major things: (1) Danica Patrick is one tough woman, and (2) NASCAR has developed remarkable standards and safety measures to protect its drivers. If you take a look at the crash and Patrick’s reaction (ESPN), you would know what I mean.

Patrick was driving upwards 190 mph before losing control of her car and crashing into the wall. It was scary to watch, but she was able to walk away essentially unscathed and with a positive outlook. She tweeted to her fans shortly after the incident, “Well….that was a bummer. I am ok, icing my sore spots down, getting ready for the weekend! Thanks for the concern.”

Aside from recognizing Patrick’s courage and success in a male-dominated sport, it is also important to acknowledge the safety mechanisms NASCAR has put in place. The reason Patrick and other drivers are able to sustain high speed collisions in their supercars is in part due to the “soft wall” technology surrounding the tracks. These are made from crushable foam insulation placed behind rows of square steel tubes that absorb a significant amount of the energy upon impact. The racing seats form around the driver’s head and neck to prevent such injuries, and welded metal fuel tanks have been replaced by fuel cells comprised of a rubber bladder and foam to minimize the risk of combustion. Cars are also equipped with what is known as check valves, which will shut off fuel in the event that the engine separates from the car. These features, along with highly developed helmets, roll cages, and fire retardant suits, protect NASCAR drivers tremendously.

Danica Patrick's #10 GoDadddy wreck aftermath

Even with all this in place, it takes a bold individual with a great deal of nerve and skill to race at these speeds in a pack of cars fighting for position. As Danica Patrick possesses these qualities, she kept her cool enough to remember to take her hands off the steering wheel upon impact. According to experts, this prevented her from potentially breaking her wrist or hands. Such education to drivers is another element of NASCAR safety precautions.

With all this in mind and an inherently bold character, Patrick told reporters after the wreck, “Maybe the backup car will be faster.”

Select Luxury Cars, located in Marietta, Ga. on Highway 41, hand “Selects” every vehicle. We specialize in the highest quality automobiles available in the market. Whether you live here in the Atlanta area or anywhere around the world, we will find the exact car you are dreaming of. If you are looking for a Mercedes, BMW, Porsche, Audi, Bentley, Rolls-Royce, Ferrari or other high end model, begin your search here and we won’t disappoint.

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Used Cars: Wants Versus Needs

February 20, 2012 Leave a comment

I had a customer visit the dealership and wanted to test drive a Range Rover, SL550 and a 750Li because she wasn’t sure what she wanted. However, test driving different types of vehicles is not the solution.  This will create more confusion instead of helping you make up your mind.  Finding the right car to match your lifestyle can be a ovewhelming experience.  A good salesperson will carefully listen to the customer’s needs and concerns to help them make a suitable purchase.

 

Shave the Fat

Before you begin your search, understand your stage in life.  If you have young children at home and are shopping for a “main” vehicle, a two seater convertible is obviously out of the question.  Don’t wast your time (or the salesperson’s) test driving something that clearly doesn’t fit your lifestyle.

There are blogs that tell you to be stone-faced and impersonal with your salesperson. (This is not my point of view).  Understand she/he  is there to gather information to show you cars that meet your needs and make a qualitative decision.

Some reasonable questions may be:

Will this be your main vehicle?

Are you married / have children?

How long have you had your current car?

  • This is to understand if they are a 2 – 3 year and out “kind of person.”
  • Do they plan on keeping this car 10 years then give it to their children?

 

Add to Cart

Let me start by saying, cost is important but not the main factor in finding your perfect vehicle.  When starting your search you need to make a list of your wants versus your needs.  Take into consideration your day to day interactions, i.e. kids, hobbies or shopping.

What options are a must have?

  • Passenger seating (3rd row seat)
  • Miles per gallon (MPG’s)
  • Cargo space
  • Heated seats (rear) / steering wheel
  • 4WD
  • Backup camera
  • Navigation

What are you willing to COMPROMISE?

When searching for a pre-owned car, it may have the right options but not be the right color.  It can be the perfect color and is missing an option you really want.  You should be willing to compromise to get the right deal.  Don’t win the battle just to lose the war.

Mike Goodall

Select Luxury Cars, located in Marietta, Ga. on Highway 41, hand “Selects” every vehicle. We specialize in the highest quality automobiles available in the market. Whether you live here in the Atlanta area or anywhere around the world, we will find the exact car you are dreaming of. If you are looking for a Mercedes, BMW, Porsche, Audi, Bentley, Rolls-Royce, Ferrari or other high end model, begin your search here and we won’t disappoint.

US Ingenuity Shines through Fisker Automotive

February 18, 2012 Leave a comment

There is no question that the everyday car will eventually transition to alternate energy sources. We have seen a number of electric vehicles released to the market, but there are few that we could see taking the place of the luxury and sport gasoline-fueled cars we know and love. That may change sooner than expected. California based Fisker Automotive was founded in 2007 with a vision of creating the first line of premium luxury hybrid vehicles.

Then the 2012 Karma was born, and was hailed as the Luxury Car of the Year by Top Gear, the world’s leading automotive magazine. What strikes many about this is the fact that Top Gear is based in Europe, and granted this award to a five-year-old American manufacturer in the face of German and Italian competition that has dominated the luxury and sports car market.

What makes the Fisker brand and its products so special? The design, inspired by the “elegant lines of windswept sand dunes,” is sure to turn heads. There are unique features such as a solar roof that captures enough energy from the sun to give the car up to an extra 200 miles of driving a year. The break pads are able to transfer kinetic energy from slowing down to the battery to allow for more efficient breaking. Finally, the dual electric motors are like nothing we have ever seen before. There is an internal combustion engine that kicks in after about 50 miles of driving, but this serves only to power the electric motors thus creating a purely electric driving experience. All this translates into a 2.0 L, 4-cylinder 240 horsepower hybrid that hits 0-60 mph in 6.3 sec topping out at 125 mph.

Fisker’s first baby isn’t perfect, though. The EPA rated the 2012 Karma to run at only 20 miles per gallon, a rate that many non-hybrid vehicles beat. But this should not discount the strides the young carmaker has made in terms of American design and engineering in creating a hybrid that can compete with gasoline-powered European autos. Creating over 700 US jobs in California and Delaware, and doing business with over 40 American suppliers including GM and Goodyear, Fisker’s ingenuity should be applauded in a time when this seemed to be lacking amidst the recent turmoil of our economy.

Inaya Sabbak

Select Luxury Cars, located in Marietta, Ga. on Highway 41, hand “Selects” every vehicle. We specialize in the highest quality automobiles available in the market. Whether you live here in the Atlanta area or anywhere around the world, we will find the exact car you are dreaming of. If you are looking for a Mercedes, BMW, Porsche, Audi, Bentley, Rolls-Royce, Ferrari or other high end model, begin your search here and we won’t disappoint.