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Bentley Mulsanne One Amazing Vehicle!

The new Bentley Mulsanne model range further refines the British marque’s flagship sedan and extends its distinctive driving line with two luxurious variants. Each comes with enhanced onboard technology and debonair detailing designed with aristocracy in mind.

The suave sedan distinguishes itself from previous editions in both performance and appearance. Completely new chassis components (including active engine mounts and suspension bushes) and an air suspension system with Continuous Damping Control (which adjusts based on speed to maximize stability) provide a ride experience unequalled by predecessors. Comfort does not come at the cost of power, however, as the Bentley boasts a 512 hp, 6.75-liter V-8 engine (with 752 ft lbs of torque) managed by an 8-speed ZF automatic transmission. With a top speed of 184 mph, the fashionable four-door can dash from zero to 60 mph in 5.1 seconds.

- See more at: http://robbreport.com/automobiles/new-bentley-mulsanne-range-takes-full-size-luxury-sedan-another-level?utm_channel=newsletter&utm_source=robb-report-insider&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=weekly&utm_content=1-4&campaign_id=6233711&cust_id=56889face9a8a2d7718b4889#sthash.1DFrCvSA.dpuf

The new Bentley Mulsanne model range further refines the British marque’s flagship sedan and extends its distinctive driving line with two luxurious variants. Each comes with enhanced onboard technology and debonair detailing designed with aristocracy in mind.

The suave sedan distinguishes itself from previous editions in both performance and appearance. Completely new chassis components (including active engine mounts and suspension bushes) and an air suspension system with Continuous Damping Control (which adjusts based on speed to maximize stability) provide a ride experience unequalled by predecessors. Comfort does not come at the cost of power, however, as the Bentley boasts a 512 hp, 6.75-liter V-8 engine (with 752 ft lbs of torque) managed by an 8-speed ZF automatic transmission. With a top speed of 184 mph, the fashionable four-door can dash from zero to 60 mph in 5.1 seconds.

- See more at: http://robbreport.com/automobiles/new-bentley-mulsanne-range-takes-full-size-luxury-sedan-another-level?utm_channel=newsletter&utm_source=robb-report-insider&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=weekly&utm_content=1-4&campaign_id=6233711&cust_id=56889face9a8a2d7718b4889#sthash.1DFrCvSA.dpuf

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Beautifully Redesigned 2016 Kia Sorento is Packed with Premium Materials and Amenities, Offers More Headroom and Legroom in All Three Rows, and is Capable Enough to Handle any Adventure-Seeker’s Lifestyle

Beautifully Redesigned 2016 Kia Sorento is Packed with Premium Materials and Amenities, Offers More Headroom and Legroom in All Three Rows, and is Capable Enough to Handle any Adventure-Seeker’s Lifestyle
Kia - Used with permission

2016 Kia Sorento SXL

Base Price: $26,005
Price as Tested: $45,390
Engine: 2-liter, 191-horsepower four-cylinder
Mileage: 19 city/25 highway
Curb Weight: 3,704 pounds

Larger, more elegant and much more sophisticated, the all-new 2016 Kia Sorento is a good-looking minivan alternative that offers a lot of bang for your buck and comes with one of the best warranties in the industry. Kia’s 10-year, 100,000-mile limited powertrain warranty is matched by few automakers and is a main selling point for the midsize SUV. But with its tiny 2-liter, 191-horsepower four-cylinder engine, it means you forgo that highly coveted third-row seating. However, a V6 option that includes the third row is available. A 2-liter turbo-charged four-cylinder that pumps out 240 horsepower is another option.

Kia is no longer the anonymous brand sought after by subprime buyers looking for a low monthly payment. Years of quality design work and craftsmanship backed by that all-important warranty has turn Kia into a household name with refinement and aspiration. And the 2016 Sorento continues that momentum with tremendous style. With an upscale look that makes luxury SUV makers shake in their boots, Sorento offers beautiful sweeping lines and a bold, powerful-looking grill. Adding three more inches of total overall length gives Sorento the same feeling of other luxury crossovers while adding more leg room than Toyota Highlander for that third row – a feature the Jeep Grand Cherokee and Lexus RX don’t even offer.

But while Kia Sorento won’t be challenging German automakers for power or handling any time soon, it’s certainly giving luxury automakers a run for their money when it comes to interior features and design. Sorento’s all-new interior is prize worthy with a strong foundation for the premium textures and high-quality materials found throughout the cabin. The Kia app connector is now available for partnership with the content community for downloading apps such as Yelp, while Soundhound, Pandora and iHeart Radio come preloaded. Many more new technologies for comfort and convenience are featured in the new system, including Siri “Eyes Free” and Local Search – powered by Google – for finding locations, addresses and points of interest. It all comes together in a well-placed eight-inch touchscreen infotainment center with intuitive, user-friendly menus.

Safety has also taken center stage at Kia. In the past, the automaker known for producing affordable cars has never ranked high on government safety tests, but that has all changed in the last decade. And the Kia Sorento has benefitted from the company working hard to change its perception. Standard safety features include dual front seat-mounted side-impact airbags and side curtain airbags for the first and middle rows, a surround birds-eye-view camera, blind-spot detection, and rear cross-traffic alert.
A USB/auxiliary input jack is standard, as are up to four 12-volt power outlets. There are also two available USB 2.1 charger ports and a 110-volt power inverter for the top trim levels. The crossover SUV also offered decent fuel efficiency. A government-rated 19 mpg on city streets and 25 mpg on the highway was spot on. I averaged about 24 mpg with about 70 percent highway driving.

A base Sorento starts around $26,000 but adding important features, such as that V6 in order to get the third row or Kia’s SXL Technology Package can send the price through the roof. The test Sorento SXL with all-wheel drive rang in at $45,390 and that didn’t include

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2017 Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Dates Confirmed
Ticket Renewal Begins March 2, 2016

The 31st Annual Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals presented by General Tire, the biggest and most prestigious midget racing event of the year, has been scheduled for Tuesday-Saturday, January 10-14 2017 at the River Spirit Expo Center, Tulsa Expo Raceway. Fans and teams of this "Mecca of Midgets" can start planning their next trek to Tulsa, Oklahoma, with ticket renewals beginning Wednesday, March 2, 2016.

Current ticket holders will receive a renewal form in the mail, but are also encouraged to call in. New buyers are advised to call to get their spot in line if tickets become available. For new reserved seat ticket hopefuls, tickets are sold in four-day Wednesday-Saturday packages for $227 and five-day Tuesday-Saturday packages for $282. Tuesday night, March 10, is the only day individual tickets are sold. General admission Pit Passes are sold at the event and can be purchased for single or multiple days. General admission seating is along the back straightaway, while reserved seats overlook turns three and four as well as the front straight.

Beginning Wednesday, tickets can be ordered by calling (918) 838-3777, Monday-Friday from 9:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M. CT. Those receiving their ticket order forms can mail them back to 1141 S. 83rd East Ave. Tulsa, OK 74112 or fax them to (918) 836-5517. Orders are not taken via email or social media. The deadline to renew tickets is Friday, April 29, 2016.
 
For continued updates on the 31st Annual Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals presented by General Tire, visit www.chilibowl.com or call 918-838-3777
Lucas Oil Products is the title sponsor of the Chili Bowl Midget Nationals. More information about the products available from Lucas Oil can be found at www.lucasoil.com
  

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