2020 MercedesAMG GLC63 brings refreshed V8 grunt to New York

first_img Share your voice Other new model-specific updates include a flat-bottomed AMG wheel (S models get AMG Drive Unit controls, too), as well as an added dynamic drive setting, “Slippery,” on the mode selector. There’s also a newly available upholstery combination: Magma Grey and Black leather with yellow contrast stitching.Pricing and fuel economy numbers have not yet been revealed for either the 2020 Mercedes-AMG GLC63 or GLC63 Coupe models, so we don’t yet know how well they’ll stack up against rivals like the Porsche Macan and Audi SQ5. We’ll be able to fill in the blanks as these two SUVs approach their US on-sale date late this year.Originally published April 16.Update, April 17: Adds new photos from the show floor. 31 Photos Apr 19 • Volkswagen’s US CEO says around $25,000 would be a smart price for a small pickup 49 Photos • New York Auto Show 2019 2019 Jaguar F-Pace SVR first drive: A magnificent beast, indeed 2019 Toyota Prius AWD-e review: A thrifty hybrid with more grip More From Roadshow 2020 Mercedes-AMG GLC63 SUV rushes into the New York Auto Show Make what you will of the very idea of a high-performance SUV (let alone one with a “four-door coupe” body style), these crossovers’ performance credentials are all but unassailable. Standard GLC63 models get a 4.0-liter biturbo V8 generating 469 horsepower and 479 pound-feet of torque. If that’s not enough power for you, well, first you might want to carefully reconsider. Second, your local Mercedes dealer will happily point to the GLC63 S in either standard or Coupe bodywork. In S trim, power has been bumped out to 479 hp and 516 pound-feet. What do those power metrics translate to? Standard models rocket to 60 mph in 3.8 seconds, and S trims do the deed in 3.6 seconds. Top speed is let out in the S model, too, to 174 mph, while the base 63 cries uncle at 155 mph. In the model’s official press release, Mercedes notes that the GLC63 S lapped Germany’s legendarily difficult Nürburgring Nordschleife racetrack in just 7.49.369 minutes, a record for SUVs.Enlarge ImageMy, what big … everything you have. Mercedes-Benz The biggest change for the 2020 model year doesn’t take place under the hood or on the outside — it’s the cabin, which has been overhauled to accommodate the Mercedes-Benz User eXperience (MBUX for short). The new infotainment interface is much more powerful and configurable than the company’s outgoing COMAND system. It features a 10.2-inch floating center touchscreen atop the center stack, augmented by a 12.3-inch screen that functions as a gauge cluster. There’s also a new, vastly reconfigurable head-up display that’s available too. MBUX supports Alexa-like voice commands with the simple callout, “Hey, Mercedes,” or you can use the touchscreen functions, the gesture-control pad on the center console or a pair of steering-wheel thumbpads. That’s a lot of different ways to interact with one system, and while in our experience MBUX takes some getting used to, it’s a very powerful and attractive-looking system that allows drivers to choose their preferred interface method. 2020 Mercedes-AMG GLC63 Coupe blitzes the New York Auto Show New York Auto Show 2019center_img See All Some updates can be seen a mile away, well before an automaker makes it official. After we saw the refreshed Mercedes-Benz GLC, we knew it would only be a matter of time before those changes applied to the hotter AMG versions, as well. Now, at the 2019 New York Auto Show, everything’s come full circle.Like the standard GLC, the GLC63 and GLC63 Coupe models receive freshened lighting fixtures front and rear, as well as newly optional 21-inch wheels and reworked trapezoidal exhaust trims. Regardless of whether you go with the more practical GLC or the more slippery-looking AMG Coupe, there are visual changes. An AMG-specific grille and a more aggressive front splitter are visually carried on through enlarged side sills to the rear of the vehicle, where you’ll find a unique rear diffuser. May 29 • 2020 Ford Escape: Everything there is to know Tags reading • 2020 Mercedes-AMG GLC63 brings refreshed V8 grunt to New York Apr 19 • Acura MDX PMC Edition is a hand-assembled SUV in brilliant red paint 1 Apr 19 • Check out the gory details in Honda’s IIHS crash-tested HR-V Comment 2020 Mercedes-AMG GT R Pro first drive: Extreme yet surprisingly approachable SUVs Luxury cars Performance Cars Crossovers Audi Mercedes-Benz Porschelast_img read more

Maharshi song Padara Padara review Mahesh fans in love with Srimanis lyrics

first_imgThis song redefines the entire soul of #Maharshi @ShreeLyricist hits d bullyeye with his Theme lyrics potraying d character of #RISHI at the end @shanakar_live U r d life for dis song sir @ThisIsDSP Hits d ball out of d court with dis one song Cant wait to see dis song And This Lyrics At the End #PadaraPadara Will Undoubtedly Raise The Goosebumps In Everyone @Shankar_Live Sir Hats Off ❤️ @ShreeLyricist Anna Awesome Meeru @ThisIsDSP Anna You Are 1, Always Number1 Mahesh Babu World‏ @SSMBWorld Mesmerizing handsomeness of @MaheshBabu, deadly lyrics by #Shreemani, impeccable vocals by @ShankarMahadevan and an astounding composition by @dsp . High motivation feeling guaranteed whenever you listen to #padarapadara from #Maharshi Shreyas Sriniwaas‏ @shreyasmedia Kummesaaru kada andaru kalisi…. @ShreeLyricist you are the next @ramjowrites with just this song. #PadaraPadara killed totally and that inspirational and rhyming lyrics are outstanding bro. @ThisIsDSP anna another vachadayyo saami type song ichav India is an Agriculture Country.#PadaraPadara Excellent song by @Shankar_Live & magical music by our @ThisIsDSP this song is giving a nice message for our Country , Proud to be a #Farmer @urstrulyMahesh @directorvamshi After 3 disappointed we got our stuff what we want thankyou @ThisIsDSP sir such a high music Tq @ShreeLyricist sir what a goosebumps lyrics ad finally our @directorvamshi hatsoff sir for the theme #PadaraPadara this song remains for long long Khadar vali‏ @kaddu72 Naveen SaiKumar‏ @Nani19211121 Rakesh Reddy™‏ @rakeshmahesh007center_img Kranthinadh NK‏ @connecting_k SSMB freak‏ @ursarvindnaani Ashfaq‏ @urstrulyashfaq Mahesh Babu in MaharshiTwitterThe fourth song Padara Padara from superstar Mahesh Babu’s Maharshi has struck a chord with the audience, who have fallen in love with Srimani’s lyrics and Shankar Mahadevan’s vocals.The first three songs of Maharshi have received a good response from the music lovers, who were eagerly waiting for the release of its fourth song. Aditya Music, which has bought its audio rights, released the soundtrack Padara Padara on YouTube channels on Wednesday. It has become an instant hit with the audience and started trending on YouTube and other social media channels.Srimani has penned excellent lyrics for the song Padara Padara, which are sure to give Goosebumps to listeners. Singer Shankar Mahadevan has given life with his vocals and Devi Sri Prasad’s music is also good. This soundtrack has impressed everyone. In fact, the audience, who did not like the first three songs of Maharshi, have fallen in love with this one. Here is what they shared on Twitter. Mahesh Babu in MaharshiTwitterPrashanth PSV‏ @PSV_Prashanth #PadaraPadara Another BLOCKBUSTER song from @urstrulyMahesh Career @Shankar_Live (+) @urstrulyMahesh = Racha Combo AnteY ♥️ Can’t wait to see #PadaraPadara On Sliver Screen’s @ShreeLyricist Sir Really Heart Warming Song @directorvamshi @ThisIsDSP @SVC_official @ShreeLyricist + @Shankar_Live + @ThisIsDSP Combo adhurs… Another life time song for both Mahesh & DSP…. thank you all for this great song Special mention : Lyrics !! #PadaraPadara San.‏ @Sanlyf_ After listening to #PadaraPadara Goosebumps is a small word.. @ThisIsDSP ‘s wonderful composition @ShreeLyricist lyrics ✍✍ #Maharshi No words to describethe awesomenessof this song❤️❤️ @urstrulyMahesh screen presence is pure bliss to watch Besttttttttttt music from @ThisIsDSP garu love u boss @ThisIsDSP tnx for this wonderful song #PadaraPadaralast_img read more

Thai Airways to investigate tyre burst at HSIA

Thai Airways to investigate tyre burst at HSIA

first_imgAll tyres of the right wheel of a Thai Airways plane blast during landing at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport in Dhaka on Tuesday. Photo: Collected/Prothom AloThai Airways will conduct an investigation into the incident of tyre burst on landing by one of its flights at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport (HSIA) in Dhaka on Tuesday, reports UNB.”THAI will conduct an investigation as to the cause of the incident. THAI do apologize to all passengers for any inconvenience this may cause,” said the Thai Airways International Public Company Limited (THAI) in a statement.Flight Lieutenant Pratana Patanasiri, THAI vice president, Aviation Safety, Security and Standards Department said the flight TG321, operated with Boeing 777-200 aircraft, departed from Bangkok Suvarnabhumi Airport to Dhaka at 10.35 hours and arrived in Dhaka, at 12.10 hours (local time).”During touchdown at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport (HSIA) there was heavy rain,” reads the statement shared on its verified Facebook page.Captain of the flight found out that the aircraft’s tyres had burst and the captain took control of the aircraft until it landed safely.The aircraft carried 172 passengers and 14 cabin crew. All the passengers and crew were safe with no injury.The company urgently replaced spare parts necessary for the full operation of the aircraft and accommodated passengers who booked to travel on the return flight TG322 from Dhaka to Bangkok on Wednesday with a larger aircraft, Boeing 777-300.last_img read more

How Toll Road Officials Are Encouraging Violators To Pay Up

How Toll Road Officials Are Encouraging Violators To Pay Up

first_imgGail DelaughterNew reloadable EZ Tags are now being sold at HCTRA’s Ship Channel Bridge.News 88.7 Transportation Reporter Gail Delaughter recently visited the Harris County Toll Road Authority to talk with Deputy Director Lisa Castaneda. They discussed HCTRA’s new website, along with the continuing challenge of tracking down toll road violators.  Delaughter: Tell us a little about the website and what it’s going to do for people.Castaneda: We looked at what people were calling into our call center, what kind of business they needed to take care of. And we tried to be as self-service as possible. So offering a website 24/7, 365, putting most of the things that customers are calling into the call center for, getting them off the phone, and being able to be self-service if they want to be. Delaughter: What kind of self-service is available there?Castaneda: Managing your account, that’s probably the biggest one, and all the things associated with managing an account. But also when a lot of people are calling in they’ve had a violation. And so instead of having to call in through the call center, we’ve put in two new features to deal with violations to make it self-service for the customer. Delaughter: So how are those violations going to be handled on the website?Castaneda: If you have accidentally used the facility, you can go on and through a small convenience fee you can take care of your violation. The sooner you go to take care of your violation, the cheaper it is. The longer it goes the more expensive it gets. The process involved with trying to collect those tolls through the violation process is very expensive. We try not to pass that off to the customers who are paying. Delaughter: So why doesn’t the Harris County Toll Road Authority just let people pay after they’ve gotten on the toll road, either by phone or online?Castaneda: That’s a very expensive business model. We don’t have a big demand for that. We don’t want to take the additional cost of doing that and add it to the burden of people who are already paying in our existing model. Paying later, it’s hard to enforce. It costs more money. It starts by an image that’s taken of the license plate. First of all, some of those image aren’t going to be great. Some of them are intentionally obstructed. They have mud on them, whatever. You may never find that person, but you’ve got all these other people who are paying.  Delaughter: How much of a problem is that, when people don’t get around to paying? We’re heard stories about people who’ve racked up some very egregious violations over a period of time, so how much of a problem is that, to track down people who just don’t pay?Castaneda: It’s a very costly problem to track it down for all those people who pay their tolls. We try to keep the tolls reduced to a reasonable amount. The people that we have to track down, that’s why the fees do get expensive. We’re not in the business to make money off people’s violations. We’re just passing the cost of what that violation is to the people who aren’t paying. But it’s pretty complicated to look for somebody after the fact. Delaughter: How complicated is that, to actually track down someone on the toll road when they haven’t paid?Castaneda: We have set up some systems for our law enforcement. They have dedicated resources that are set up to always be looking for these top violators. And they pull over maybe 100 of them a day. Egregious is the key word. These aren’t first-time violators. These shouldn’t be people who didn’t know they owed the money. It shouldn’t be people who are lost. If someone is new to Houston or visiting, they’re not going to wind up on that list. But they should know they are on the toll road. And that’s part of the website. It allows people to be self-serviced, 24/7, 365. They can go on and they can take care of it for a very reasonable amount. They just can’t repeat and do it again and again. Listen Share 00:00 /03:46 X To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code:last_img read more