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Rolls-Royce Dawn Yours and Mine Edition tops 2017 Neiman Marcus Christmas catalogue

As the gift-giving season approaches, Neiman Marcus wants to relieve some of the buyers’ anxiety by releasing its holiday season’s shopping catalogue. Yes, it’s that time of the year once again and while the Halloween parties have not even started yet, the very posh department store wants to make sure that this early, the filthy rich people have their minds made up on the two special items from its catalogue. After all, who wouldn’t want to get a Rolls-Royce Dawn for a present?

If love means to give and take, Neiman Marcus is offering two bespoke Rolls-Royce Dawn this season--- one “for him” and one “for her” (or “yours and mine” to be exact). The 2017 look book is basically a showcase of gift ideas for the coming holidays. It also happens to be its 91st edition. With a design that featured the “Saint Tropez Dawn” and the “Lago di Como Dawn”, both Rolls Royce and Neiman are able to brilliantly display this year’s most special gifts on the wish list.

To tell the difference, the Saint Tropez’s exterior features an orange shade while Lago di Como is in the shade of blue. The “orangey” Saint Tropez’s interior is a mixture of open pore Canadel wood, seashell leather and shades of chocolate and bright oranges. The Coniston blue convertible meanwhile comes with dark brushed metal dashboard trims instead of wood. Its interior mostly consists of Selby grey and black leather, but then both cars will be featuring silver bonnets and silver top fabrics.

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Infiniti releases Q60 Limited Edition for Neiman Marcus Christmas Book

Wondering what the Fantasy Gift in Neiman Marcus’ annual Christmas Book this year could be? If you are generous enough to give others or yourself this special present, then behold the new Infiniti Q60 Neiman Marcus Limited Edition!

This is not your ordinary Infiniti Q60, which – even in is base form – is already extraordinary. The new Infiniti Q60 Neiman Marcus Limited Edition is derived from the Red Sport 400 model of the new 2017 Infiniti Q60 coupe. Its core is served by a 3.0 liter-twin-turbocharged V6 engine that could provide an astonishing 400 hp of output.

The luxurious appeal of the new Nieman Marcus Limited Edition Q60 is furthered by the fact that it is equipped with Direct Adaptive Steering and Dynamic Digital Suspension and is enriched further by a Bose Performance Series premium audio system as well as Infiniti InTouch infotainment system. Wrapped in gold-like Solar Mica exterior color, the new Infiniti Q60 Neiman Marcus Limited Edition sports genuine carbon fiber accents on its fog-light finishers, fender vents, rear spoiler and mirror caps.

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Smart kicks off “The Sound of Christmas” campaign, invites fans to create their own music

Smart’s “The Sound of Christmas” campaign is in full blast. Through this, smart is giving its fans the opportunity to exercise their creative muscle to fully express the spirit of Christmas according to their own inclinations. With their compositions, they can then create their own personalized Christmas greeting for their friends and family that they can share on their social media accounts.

Here’s the meaty part of this holiday campaign – popular songwriter Graham Candy has written the musical backup for the sound tracks, which will also include the Discoball smart as part of the instrumental accompaniment.

This is perhaps the sweetest way one can celebrate the Christmas season, by saying “Merry Christmas” in their own unique way. Specifically, people can create their own versions of the Christmas Song, “Jolly Old Saint Nicholas” by combining four different soundtracks that they can find at www.smart.com/christmas.

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Ford builds a 2014 Transit Connect Wagon sleigh especially for Santa Claus

Ford has built an all-new 2014 Transit Connect Wagon sleigh especially for Santa Claus. Ford has plenty of presents to give to nice kids all across the world so to get to all of them, he requires a new sleigh with maximum fuel economy and cargo space for the efficient delivery of all the presents. This concept sleigh is based on Ford’s Transit Connect Wagon.

It is powered by EcoBoost, which provides a rating of more than 30 mpg and a per gallon (ppg) cargo rating that leads the industry. As an additional benefit, the EcoBoost engine, which has been given fine tuning to achieve high-speed performance, would make Santa reach speeds much faster than his previous 36hp sleigh.

Santa Claus even released a statement about his new ride. He asserts that he will stay true to his mission to give presents to “good girls and boys” and that with this new sleigh, the process will be more efficient. Engineers at Ford started to develop the Transit Connect Wagon sleigh concept just a few weeks after it heard of Santa’s predicament during cold-weather testing in the North Pole.

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Having some long haulage logistics problems this Christmas season? Then Mercedes-Benz’s heavy duty truck, the Mercedes-Benz Actros, could be the right solution for you. The Mercedes-Benz Actros definitely lives up to its long-haulage reputation, as it boasts of fuel tank volume of up to 1,480 liters, allowing it to cruise up to 3,859 miles before stopping for diesel refuel.

Once an average 30-tonne trailer is attached to the back of the Actros, Mercedes’ heavy duty truck could deliver up to 27,200 turkeys in one trip! The Mercedes-Benz Actros also features new heating system perfect for the cold winter nights, endowed with several innovations. The standard hot-water auxiliary heating can be used to heat the cab as high as 32 degrees.

Mercedes also offers an optionally available multifunctional key for the Actros that allows the driver to perform several functions from the comfort of his home without needing to go outside in the cold.

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A new range of products is now available in Driver’s Selection collection by Porsche Design, in time for the Christmas season. The items include watches and jackets as well as children’s toys and lifestyle accessories – all of which bear supreme Porsche quality coupled with modern and recognizable designs. The priciest of the Porsche watch collection is the 918 Spyder Sport Classic Chronograph, which can be acquired at £475.

918 Spyder Chronograph brings the principles of Porsche Intelligent Performance to a wristwatch and combines tough lightweight materials and contemporary design. Just 918 examples of the 918 Spyder Chronograph is available to interested buyers. All of them feature the striking Acid Green contrasts as well as an integrated carbon dial to underscore its high performance nature.

Also available in the collection is the award-winning Porsche Calendar at just £40.00. Porsche Calendars have been part of any Porsche enthusiast’s collection since 1954. It is aspired that the Porsche Calendar for 2013 would win another set of international design awards. The Porsche Calendar for 2013 carries a theme of ‘Mega Cities,’ showcasing all Porsche models against a backdrop of futuristic styling and city skylines. The Porsche Calendar for 2013 comes complete with an exclusive collector’s medal. Another item included in the Driver’s Selection by Porsche Design – in partnership with Primaloft -- is a range of lightweight outerwear that protects its wearer from the harsh elements this winter.

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As the Christmas season approaches, the BMW Lifestyle Collection allows people to avail of its latest products without having them undergo the hassle of going to shopping malls. People looking for great gifts for their loved ones this Christmas season could now shop stress-free with just the tips of their fingers, by just visiting www.bmw-shop.com.

For parents who want to shop for an exciting gift for their small children, the BMW M3 Baby Racer might be an excellent choice. The orange BMW M3 Baby Racer could make small kids ages 18 months to three years feel the “M” experience at the comfort of their own rooms. Parents, however, need not worry as the BMW M3 Baby Racer is fitted with solid rubber tyres to ensure a smooth ride and to prevent screechy sounds when it cruises on the floor. The BMW M3 Baby Racer is also endowed with realistic details such as the M steering wheel, speedometer, rev counter, temperature and fuel gauge. The BMW M3 Baby Racer is TÜV-certified.

For fathers who want to experience some fast-paced action this Christmas season, the M Carbon Boardcase is perfect for them. Considered as the race car among trolley cases, the M Carbon Boardcase features wheels in BMW rim styling, a durable telescopic handle and a carbon hard shell with a matt sheen and BMW M stripes.

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Anders Warming, the Head of Design at MINI, said that one of the items on his “Christmas list” is a production version of the Rocketman Concept. This implies that this city car will soon arrive at its showrooms. In an interview with Inside Line, Warming described the Rocketman to be "a clear leap forwards," as well as a car that may "claim the true heritage of the brand."

He added that when customers ask what else is going on with Mini, the names mentioned are the Rocketman and Roadster.

He explained that it’s about “making authentic movements” and creating a relevant bandwidth. This will guarantee that the Mini will consistently be the segment’s smallest car as it uses lightweight engineering as well as engines that lead the class when it comes to efficiency.

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Ford offers a concept sleigh that will considerably cut back the carbon footprint of Santa for a greener Christmas. The concept ride is equipped with the company's innovative technology, allowing Santa to make his yearly deliveries in a stylish and eco-friendly manner while his reindeers take a well-deserved break. It has the new EcoBoost engine which delivers performance to compete with a traditional 1.6-litre engine, but with lower CO2 emissions of just 114g/km CO2 as well as greatly improved fuel efficiency.

With the impressive fuel efficiency of the 1-liter EcoBoost, Santa's fuel costs are reduced by 90% to just £12 million compared with at least £122 million on carrots annually to feed the reindeers. The EcoBoost cylinder block also fits in a single sheet of A4 paper. It delivers at most 125PS and 170Nm peak torque (with 200Nm overboost), giving it the highest power density of any Ford production engine to date.

Santa was not available for comment. Mrs Claus, on the other hand, said that she would support anything that will allow Santa to go home a bit quicker. She further stated that delivering presents quickly to children all over the world may even allow Santa to consider names in the naughty list.

Read the entire article Ford offers eco-friendly sleigh concept with EcoBoost engine to Santa

So far in the last quarter of 2011, the ads for the new luxury model automobiles timed for the holiday season have not proven to be very effective, according to advertising evaluation company Ace Metrix. Chevrolet is one of the few exceptions in the non-luxury category as Ace gave it high scores for its "First Hundred Years" 60-second spot. The ads that are most effective seem to be those that evoke an emotional response. Ace Metrix CEO, Peter Daboll, considers it “astounding” that four of the 'top 10' luxury automobile ads performed “below norm.”

He perceives this to be a sign that instead of offering high quality creative ads, many automakers have decided on getting the “Buy it now, you idiot” message across. One of the respondents to the survey conducted by Ace Metrix wasn’t so impressed with the Lexus "December to Remember" campaign. He said, “People don't buy other people cars.”

He criticized the use of an “annoying jingle” and the excessive reliance on Toytathon. He also didn’t like that Lexus had to make a suggestion during these difficult times for this car to be a gift to a spouse. The factors that Ace Metrix looked at were relevance, persuasion and watchability.

Read the entire article Holiday season ads have not proven to be very effective, report says

To prevent car thieves from getting away with your precious vehicles, Ford Motor Co. has come up with technologies in partnership with the police to make sure that the vehicles are successfully locked even when a signal jammer is used. It’s during the Christmas season that thieves take advantage of a habit of shoppers to carry off their purchases to their cars while in the middle of a shopping spree. The car owner leaves the vehicle to go back inside the store without knowing the thieves’ signal jammer prevented the cars from being locked.

Ford’s Vehicle Security Department team in Dunton, England, came up with a technology that’s applicable on cars that have Keyless Entry remote central locking to detect if a locking command has been successful. If it wasn’t, the command to lock will be resent at a different frequency.

Ford’s models that have this system are the Fiesta, Focus, C-MAX, S-MAX, Mondeo and Galaxy. Ford is partnering with the police to analyze trends and methods in car crime so that these could be prevented.

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Consumers who don’t want to deal with the pre-Christmas shopping crowds can just log on to bmw-shop.com in order to purchase exciting presents for the entire family. Among the recommended products, especially for daughters, in the website's BMW Lifestyle Collection is the BMW Kidsbike, which is now available in orange in addition to the red and blue variants.

This bicycle is a running bicycle, which can be transformed into a regular one as the child gets older. To convert the bike to a regular bicycle, the parent would just have to put in the chain and pedals. The bicycle also comes with a helmet for protection during the child's first runs.

This helmet is validated by the German safety organization TÜV. Available as a separate item is a two-meter-long cable lock that can be used to protect the bike when parked outside. Another recommended product available in the website is the miniature variant of the BMW X6. It is a remote-controlled precisely-guided unit with a scale of 1:14 of the vehicle model.

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At the World of Top Gear exhibition at Beaulieu, three new cars from The Three Wise Men Christmas Special are now on display. For the 2010 Top Gear Christmas Special, presenters Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May were sent on their most dangerous challenge to date.

They were tasked to take the route of the three wise men, starting in Iraq and finishing in Bethlehem, a distance about 1,200 miles. The journey was marked by seeing a fascinating culture, remarkable sceneries, a massive amount of scariness and Richard's bottom also went through some awful stuff.

James' malfunctioning BMW Z3 had a clever camouflage paint scheme, inspired by the work of the Luftwaffe and the Africa Corps. The BMW Z3 does not have the frankincense James bought in Bethlehem. A Mazda MX5 was Jeremy's car for the epic journey.

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Audi is offering a 1:43 scale model of the US quattro, which is made from die-cast aluminum and boasts numerous details. The press release states that this beautifully detailed 1:43 scale model of the Eighties original is in its road-going form. Audi revealed that the 1:43 model from Audi quattro is made from high quality die-cast aluminum.

Each detail of the original’s styling will also be kept, including the four rings livery on the doors to the ‘quattro’ tags on the back passenger windows.”

The actual car, which came to the world at the 1980 Geneva Auto Show, is powered by a turbocharged five-cylinder 200 hp engine and an ultra-capable four-wheel-drive system.

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Vauxhall is offering a 20% discount on nearly all its new models only a little over a week before the new VAT rate of 2.5% kicks in on January 4, 2011.

The offer, named ‘Vauxhall Countdown’, shaves 20% off the list price, before options, on most of Vauxhall’s most popular models. The discount is available on new cars bought between December 27, 2010 and January 31, 2011.

If you were thinking of getting an Astra 1.4 (100PS) Exclusiv, a popular model in Vauxhall’s best-selling range, you’re in luck as with this offer, you save more than £3,190.

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These Christmas gift suggestions from Chrysler's Mopar division cover everything for the car enthusiast, the road-trip fan, as well as those related to daily travel, business, or fun. Pietro Gorlier, Mopar CEO, said that Mopar offers “hoodies to engine blocks and slush mats to camper trailers.”

He said that Mopar has over 280,000 proven quality-tested parts and accessories, many of which can be viewed on the Mopar eStore.

In its announcement, Mopar showcases 10 items but there are actually many more that could be seen on its Web site. Among the favorites include a special holiday ornament for the Christmas tree, camper trailers for Jeep vehicles, a logo hoodie and the Custom USB 2GB Drive.

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According to the latest reports from Automotive News, it seems that Bmw and Mercedes-Benz will shorten breaks at their factories due to the increased demand for their new models. For those who don’t know, Bmw launched their brand new 2012 650i Convertible last week, you can read all about it here.

According to the report, Bmw’s Dingolfing and Leipzig plants in Germanu will remain open over the holidays after halting output for about three weeks in 2009.

The Leipzig plant builds the X1 crossover, while the Dingolfing makes the new-generation 5-serie. The Mercedes-Benz factory found in Hamburg will also remain open through the holidays, making the E- and S-class sedans.

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Mercedes-Benz has come up with the perfect Christmas gifts for car enthusiasts. Mercedes-Benz has launched a star-branded Christmas Collection manufactured from specially selected materials.

The product range includes exquisite men's stainless steel watches (399 euros), ladies timepiece jewelry (269 euros, with interchangeable strap), elegant cufflinks with a high-gloss polished finish and inset 3D star motif (39 euros), a stylish and highly functional golf bag with integrated rain cover and holders for putter, and umbrella and tees (269 euros).

There’s also a black shoulder bag with cowhide shoulder straps and gold-colored metal parts (169 euros) as well as a purple knitted cashmere scarf (89 euros).

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To blend in with the Christmas celebrations, Porsche Design has added a golden highlight and now offers gift ideas whose designs take the precious metal as their theme. The assortment of classic men's accessories consists of automatic wristwatches, cufflinks and sunglasses. The products are offered currently from Porsche Design Stores.

Three timepieces from the Dashboard series and the Worldtimer P'6750 have been voted for Christmas. At no other time have two models from the Porsche Design Dashboard series highlight a rose gold case with a rubber and titanium layered bezel.

The stylish and classic rose gold distinguishes it with the athletic and contemporary design of the chronographs. The rose gold numbers and indices are highlighted in all three versions of dial and are partially displayed with superluminova. This is also true with the hands, which for the first time are pointed to make it easier to tell the time more accurately.

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With eleventh-hour present buying now in full sway, 'credit crunch' or no credit crunch, Seat is reminding drivers of its latest series of extra-special Christmas treats for their vehicles.

Sustained by the successful inauguration this year of a brand new variant of its top-selling Seat Ibiza and excitedly awaiting the arrival of its new Seat Exeo saloon early in 2009, the Spanish brand, is offering a series of high value styling and safety packages for all of its model range: new Ibiza 5dr and Ibiza SC, Leon, Altea, Altea XL, Freetrack 4 and Alhambra.

The most current accessory deals consist of a handy Protection Pack for the latest Seat Ibiza, adding high quality customized carpet mats, a tough protective boot tray and neat front and rear mud flaps for a bargain of £204.50 RRP, plus fitting.

Read the entire article Seat unveils extra-special Christmas treats for its vehicles
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