turning up the heat on its city car rivals with the launch of a stunning model
the smart fortwo cityflame edition...
SMART FORTWO CITYFLAME edition is destined to have motorists blazing a trail
to smart retailers nationwide when it is launched in May, thanks to a combination
of head-turning good looks and a superb specification.
is a car that cannot fail to brighten the lives of owners as it is distinguished
by vivid pearlescent flame yellow body panels that are anything but mellow.
Complementing the eye-catching exterior are a black tridion safety cell, grille
surround and door mirror caps as well as exclusive 15-inch black-painted double-spoke
alloy wheels. 'cityflame' logos in the mirror triangles reveal this smart's
identity, whilst Brabus headlights with titanium-coloured backgrounds further
enhance its striking appearance.
The red-hot colour scheme continues inside the smart fortwo cityflame, where
passengers can sit back and enjoy the ride in black fabric/leather-look seats
incorporating flame yellow inlays and stitching. The leather-look dashboard
and three-spoke leather sports steering wheel with shift paddles also feature
flame yellow contrasts, as too does the specially-produced floor mats with
embroidered 'cityflame' lettering.
Available as a coupé or cabrio and with a choice of 71bhp or 84bhp petrol
engines, the cityflame edition smart comes packed with a wealth of standard
equipment, including AirCon, softouch transmission, electric windows plus
a high-end audio, navigation and multimedia system.
The coupé features a panoramic roof and the cabrio is equipped with an electric
soft-top in black tritop fabric.
Only 200 smart fortwo cityflame edition models will be available for purchase
in the UK.
UK on-the-road pricing for smart fortwo cityflame: 71bhp coupé cityflame £10,995
| 71bhp cabrio cityflame £12,495 | 84bhp coupé cityflame £11,495 | 84bhp cabrio
boutique ItsMyGeneration.com launches new flagship site...
UNIQUE ONLINE SHOPPING EXPERIENCE
and virtual boutique, ItsMyGeneration.co.uk
launches its flagship new website this week. Collating the best in fashion,
gifts and lifestyle from emerging British designers the length and breadth
of the Isles, the new-look website brings together the best of untapped
talent and limited edition creations in a seamless digital package.
Making shopping fun again, Its My Generation is now easier than ever to
browse, click and buy. Items are once again ordered by department, so shoppers
with an eye on the prize can head straight to their item of choice; alternatively
choose to browse by designer, peruse the very latest additions to the site
or get a little extra help from seasonal inspirations.
A gift guide conveniently located on the home page acts as a virtual personal
shopper, providing fabulous ideas for difficult-to-buy-for men, women and
To mark its digital makeover, the boutique has launched a competition
to find the UK's most stylish toddler. Inspired by its expanded
baby wear department, stocked with a coo-inducing range of adorable rompers,
whimsical accessories and beautiful bedroom furniture, it is looking for
the nation's smallest stylistas. A total of twenty playgroup trend-setters
will be shortlisted and the winner picked by a panel of industry judges.
The most stylish tot will win Its My Generation shopping vouchers.
Best of all, there are no queues at the till, no adverts and no waiting
for the changing room just pure unadulterated retail therapy
at its very best. Ooh... and there's also free standard delivery on all
innovative all-inclusive package includes unlimited mileage, and free
additional driver and insurance cover for stress-free car hire...
the leader in car hire services in Europe, is launching Europcar Complete
to give holidaymakers one price up-front on car hire for hassle free travel.
Customers just have to fill up the tank when returning the vehicle.
Europcar Complete is designed to make it even easier for holidaymakers
to budget, with 10% off standard car hire rates and one easy price to
pay. Ideal for the family getaway, whether for a long weekend or a week
or two, Europcar Complete comes with zero excess and theft and damage
waivers, offering peace of mind for families travelling on unfamiliar
roads. Now you can enjoy the journey, knowing you are covered should even
the worst happen.
Europcar Complete also offers one free additional driver, ideal for minimising
the strain of driving in holiday traffic, at no extra cost. Explaining
the latest initiative from Europcar to make the car hire experience even
simpler, Ken McCall, Managing Director, Europcar UK Group said: "We
know that customers aren't always sure what extras they might need when
hiring a car. So with Europcar Complete we're aiming to make booking car
hire simple and stress-free. Not only do customers benefit from 10% off
our standard hire rate and pay one price, they can also add a second driver
for free so that time behind the wheel can be shared.
"Our all-inclusive offering also includes damage and theft waivers,
as well as zero excess, ensuring customers are covered in the event of
an accident or theft."
Europcar Complete includes the right cover as standard. "With one
price to pay when they book, plus a host of added benefits, all customers
have to budget for on top is their fuel. This means they can relax and
enjoy their holiday, knowing they will not face any additional costs when
they return the vehicle."
scorching into UK cinemas from 18 October...
SET FOR RELEASE later this year, the film features a colossal voice cast
that includes Ryan Reynolds, Paul Giamatti, Bill Hader, Michelle Rodriguez,
Maya Rudolph, Snoop Dogg (a.k.a. Snoop Lion), and Samuel L. Jackson.
Turbo is a snail who dreams of being the greatest racer in the world.
His obsession with speed has made him an oddity and outsider in the slow
and cautious snail community.
Turbo desperately wishes he could escape the slow-paced life he's living,
and he gets that chance after a freak accident leaves him with the power
of incredible speed.
The newly turbocharged Turbo embarks on an extraordinary journey to achieve
the impossible: racing against the best that the Indianapolis 500 has
to offer. Joining Turbo is his dedicated pit crew of racing snails; a
ragtag group of trash-talking adrenaline junkies tricked out with shells
that look like mini-street racing cars.
Turbo is the ultimate underdog who achieves the impossible by refusing
to let his limitations get in the way of his dreams.
Events Ltd, organiser of last years inaugural UK Concours of Elegance
at Windsor Castle, has announced an extraordinary new location for the
2013 event... TO
TAKE PLACE from September 5-7, the 2013 Concours of Elegance will be held
in St James's in Central London in an area that encompasses the gardens
of the 300 year-old Royal Palace, Marlborough House, adjacent to The Mall
and St James's Palace, official residence of the Sovereign.
Special permission has been granted for the Concours of Elegance to use
this rarely accessible space and it will follow a similar format to last
year's flagship event: 60 of the rarest and most historic cars from around
the world on display on the lawns of Marlborough House's vast walled garden.
His Royal Highness Prince Michael of Kent has agreed to become Patron
of the annual Concours of Elegance. A keen 'hands-on' motoring enthusiast,
HRH is President of The Royal Automobile Club, Honorary Member of the
Bentley Drivers' Club and the British Racing Drivers' Club. Prince Michael
of Kent will officially open the Concours.
In just one year, the UK's Concours of Elegance has become one of the
most talked about events in the international historic car calendar, and
the St James's Concours will offer owners and visitors a unique experience.
In addition to the display of 60 cars, numerous events and features are
being planned including an 'Ancient and Modern' display by leading manufacturers:
alongside a rare classic from each marque's heritage will be a new or
With the emphasis on style and elegance, the Concours is a highly prestigious
social occasion. The event is open to the public on Friday, September
6 and Saturday, September 7. Admission tickets are only available in advance
or The Ticket Factory (0844 3388000) at theticketfactory.
A limited number of hospitality places are also available for all three
days of the event; please contact Thorough Events Ltd. The event aims
to raise considerable sums for Marie Curie Cancer Care, Pilot Light, Action
on Bladder Cancer and Rosetrees Trust; last year's event raised in excess
of £250,000 for charities.
London's historic St James's has been home predominantly to royalty and
the aristocracy since the mid 17th-Century. Today, amongst the Royal Palaces
and fine houses, St James's is the exclusive address of major corporations,
gentlemen's clubs, tailors, wine merchants and fine art houses. Marlborough
House was designed by Sir Christopher Wren and, apart from nearby Buckingham
Palace, it has one of the largest gardens in Central London. CONCOURS D'ELÉGANCE dates from 17th century France where the aristocracy
paraded their highly ornate horse-drawn carriages through the parks of
Paris. In time, the carriages became horseless and the gatherings became
a competitive 'beauty pageant' for automobile owners. In reality a concours
is an exhibition of priceless art; automotive sculptures that stand as
a lasting testament to the brilliance of pioneering engineers, innovative
designers and skilled coachbuilders. Uniquely, as this is a British event,
it is called a 'Concours of Elegance'.
Based on a true story about a Nebraska teens one shot at a new life...
SMALL TOWN NEBRASKA TEEN Luli (Chloë Grace Moretz) gets more than she
bargained for when she escapes from her alcoholic and abusive parents
and heads on out for the bright lights of Las Vegas.
Armed with her smarts, a pistol and pocket money, she hitch-hikes her
Along the way, Luli crosses paths with Eddie (Eddie Redmayne), an unstable
rebel with questionable motives and Glenda (Blake Lively), a cocaine-snorting
drifter on the run.
Adapted from the critically acclaimed novel by Andrea Portes, this powerful
story pulls you into a provocative world of drugs, seduction and murder.
Featuring an all-star cast including Chloë Grace Moretz (Kick-Ass
1 & 2, Carrie), Eddie Redmayne (Les Miserables 2013
since Les Mis Eddie is being flagged up as the hottest British
actor), Alec Baldwin (The Departed), Blake Lively (Savages),
and Juliette Lewis (Natural Born Killers), Hick is out on
DVD on 17 June. RRP: 15.99. Cat No: DIG3915.
MotorBar will be running a competition to win a copy of Hick nearer
to the release date so keep watching our Win