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Log on to buy BMW and MINI accessories
ORDERING BMW and MINI parts, accessories and products is now easier with the launch of the latest digital shop. It’s available at shop.bmw.com or shop.mini.com.
Each site uses your car’s VIN number or your own MYBMW account (used for services such as the in-car Connecteddrive system) to show you the correct products for your car. Payment can be made using Paypal or credit and debit cards, and deliveries are tracked.
Ford reveals science behind cup-holders
IT’S easy to imagine how car makers test engines or bodywork, but what about the tricky world of cup-holders?
Ford has revealed the stringent testing procedure that goes into ensuring drinks stay upright. In addition to one million miles of cup-holder testing on public roads, cars undergo a test that subjects hundreds of different cups to forces of up to 5g.
“Staying hydrated keeps drivers focused,” said Ford of Europe body engineering manager Martin Dawid.
Show celebrates working the land
HOW about something different from the usual classic car show?
Head to Newbury Showground on 7-8 October and you’ll be able to see hundreds of farm vehicles in the Autumn Tractor World Show.
Owners of classic commercial vehicles can bring their vans or trucks on the Sunday, for free entry. The show also features a display of 100 years of Ford and Fordson.
It’s £14 for both days if booked at www.tractorworldshows.co.uk.