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OCTOBER 2017 THE SHOP 23 PERFORMANCE B e c o m e A D E A L E R - C A L L T O F I N D O U T H O W PROUDLY MADE IN THE U S A • 517.424.0577 QUALITY. INGENUITY. DEPENDABILITY. Performance Hotrod Retrofit The new BMW 320d Edition Sport, recently launched in India, is the latest sedan to embrace electric (electronic) power steering. The turbo diesel includes BMW's Effi- cientDynamics offering, which features electronic power steering as well as auto start-stop, ECO PRO mode, brake energy regeneration, 50/50 weight distribution and more. Using the Driving Experience Control switch, the driver can choose between different driving modes to suit the driving conditions (comfort, ECO PRO, sport, Sport+), according to its debut announcement. "The latest generation BMW TwinPower turbo diesel engine of the BMW 320d Edi- tion Sport gives a thrilling power delivery and excellent responsiveness, which guar- antees sheer driving pleasure on the road," said Vikram Pawah, president, BMW Group India. "Agility and driving dynamics remain the outstanding disciplines of the new BMW 3 Series. The new BMW 320d Edition Sport will build an emotionally rich connection between a sporting driving experience and unbeatable everyday prac- ticality." The bevy of handling and ride systems showcase the advanced technology after- market shops may soon be encountering more frequently. The 320d Edition Sport also highlights safety features including six air bags, anti-lock braking system (ABS) with brake assist, dynamic stability con- trol (DSC) including dynamic traction control (DTC), cornering brake control (CBC), side-impact protection, ISOFIX child seat mounting, run-flat tires (RFT) with reinforced sidewalls, emergency spare wheel, electronic vehicle immobilizer and crash sensor. The eight-speed Steptronic Sport auto- matic transmission is available with steering wheel paddle shifters, and a launch control function is standard. BMW's ConnectedDrive features include: iDrive controller and color display with CD drive, BMW apps, Bluetooth and USB/AUX IN connectivity, rear view camera and more. BMW SEDAN LATEST TO FEATURE ELECTRIC STEERING Shops may be seeing more high-tech systems such as the electric power steering feature of the new BMW 320d Edition Sport in the near future.

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