Motor Australia – December 2019

Motor Australia – December 2019

IT WAS ALWAYS going to be curious to see if a few engineers would ‘kick it’ and try to make some truly legendary performance cars from the downsized turbocharged engine somewhat foisted upon them. And if two cars this issue are any measure, it seems that will be the case.
First up, the car you’re about to read over page. The next generation BMW M3/M4, codenamed G80/G82, appears to spurn hybridisation — even in ‘mild’ form, unexpectedly — for a petrol-only straight-six. The twin-turbo S58, as the 3.0- litre engine is known, is an all-new development from the Bavarians and while power is expected to reach 375kW in Competition guise, BMW’s M Division boss Markus Flasch is already making noises that the focus has been on creating a more exciting performance car — not just a quicker one.
The fitment of all-wheel drive will see to the latter, but even more important again is that the M3/M4 appears to achieve its emissions goals in ways that don’t require the fitment of a hybrid system. Partly in this car’s case, that’s a new engine with the latest tech and a focus on reducing overall vehicle weight, expected in the next M3 IM4’s case to drop by as much as 65kg over the previous model. And at about 1520kg the F80 M3 was hardly tubby. All this should make for a car better at thrilling in every way, not just when you put your foot down.

There’s another relevant car to this that we’ve managed to get a ride in, if not a drive, this issue — the forthcoming Porsche 992 911 Turbo S (p84). It hasn’t even been revealed yet but in an Aussie exclusive, our man Georg Kacher has experienced it, from the passenger seat, in all its 485kW, 0-100km/h-in-2.7sec twin-turbo glory. Again, this was a car I was fully expecting to be sporting e-Hybrid badges and an electric motor, as has been fate for Other Turbo S models in Porsche’s range.
But such is not the case. The new Mr 911, Frank-Steffen Walliser, says hybridisation was not used for the next 911 Turbo S because it adds too much weight, cost and is difficult to package. By inference, Porsche is able to achieve its emissions goals for this car by keeping check Of overall vehicle weight — which it has, despite new, heavier hardware — and finding even more efficiency from the internal combustion engine, in the Turbo S’s case an impressive new 3.8-litre flat-six.
It seems the current era of downsized turbocharged engines could be yet to show off its full magic, before hybridisation inevitably creeps in en-masse to bridge us to full electrification.
For many modern turbo performance cars, the focus has already swung from just trying to maximise output, if nothing because many models are reaching the limitations of two- wheel drive. But this has given licence, it seems, to engineers to work instead on improving more qualitative facets such as response, power delivery and noise. Customers are asking for it, after all. And next to separate efforts to reduce the car’s overall weight, this is very good news. As ever, with time expect to see the approach at the top end Of town ‘trickle down’ to the affordable end of the performance market, too. Back at BMW, the still new-ish boss Of M Division has already made himself sound like someone who listens to customer feedback. So if BMW can make a lighter, slightly more powerful, more responsive — better sounding — M3 and W, the G80/G82 might feel as if BMW wanted to replace the beguiling atmo 4.0-litre V8 with a twin-turbo six all along.

Motor Australia – December 2019

Digital Magazine

Are you indecisive about going digital? Don’t you have enough reasons to be persuaded? Whether you like it or not, the world is turning digital. Nowadays, it isn’t easy to envision a single day without digital connectivity. We all rely on our mobile gadgets in every domain, whether health, travel, pleasure, or work.

Meanwhile, the publishing sector is no different from any other. Realizing that digital is no longer a passing novelty, more publications are becoming digital or incorporating digital material into their business plans, such as digital magazines or PDF magazines.

Now you’ve become familiar with the importance of going digital, let’s move forward to help you decide further about whether you should download online magazines.

Easy To Access

The fact that we spend so much of our time online is why digital publications are chosen. Our reading habits include numerous usage of internet information at all hours of the day and night. Digital publications make it easier for us to keep our favorite pieces, share them, form communities, and discuss them online.

Instant Availability

Purchasing, reading, and downloading online magazines is, without question, a quick and simple process. From the conveniences of our own homes, we may instantaneously purchase the digital edition of our choosing. It may be viewed and read at any time and location, such as when traveling, during a lunch break, or while waiting in line at a coffee shop. Rather than dealing with multiple books, you can obtain information instantly at your fingertips.

Global Exposure

A digital magazine will be available worldwide once it is released. By sharing the story and thoughts, an author can reach a global audience in no time. Geographical boundaries are thus no longer an impediment. Furthermore, readers may share digital magazines with friends and family, increasing the publication’s user base.
A digital publication has an indefinite lifespan and stays unchanged even after years of use. Printed periodicals, on the other hand, degrade with each passing year. There is also the possibility of the print becoming lighter, the paper quality deteriorating, and other such difficulties.
Digital magazines give a better user experience than printed editions since they are more engaging. In addition to highly engaging photos, music, and video, one may peak viewers’ attention by displaying captivating 360-degree views, pop-ups, weblinks, and various other interactive components.
An author can increase user engagement by enabling two-way communication via push notifications and feedback forms.

A PDF reader is required.

To view electronic magazines and other digital periodicals, you’ll need a pdf reader software package. You may use it to read and arrange digital publications in a more efficient and orderly manner.

Installing the program first is the best approach to utilizing a pdf reader. It’s as simple as opening the pdf reader after the installation is complete. If you have a busy schedule and don’t want to connect to the internet whenever you want to view a pdf, you may also use a pdf reader offline.

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