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Big Motoring World Customer Shuttle Service

Big Motoring World Customer Shuttle Service

As part of our ongoing commitment to delivering great customer service, we are launching a new Big Customer Shuttle Service to run between the local train stations and our branches- West Malling and Blue Bell Hill.

Big Motoring World hits 244% growth in 2016

Big Motoring World hits 244% growth in 2016

Big Motoring World - MegaGrowth 50 2016 - Kent online

A Big Day at the Ultimate Sale

A Big Day at the Ultimate Sale

Big Motoring World, Buys big in Manheim

Peter Waddell breaks the record at Manheim

Peter Waddell breaks the record at Manheim

Peter Waddell, our CEO picks up the gong at the Manheim Auction this week for the "Most Vehicles Bought in One Day by One Person at One Sale". It comes as no surprise as our Buyers are actively sourcing for quality vehicles to retail on our forecourts.

BMW enters the electric 4x4 market with the xDrive40e

BMW enters the electric 4x4 market with the xDrive40e

As the trend for bringing electric power and hybrid practicality continues apace, it is perhaps no surprise to see BMW entering the electric 4x4 market with the xDrive40e. Up to now, electric and hybrid power has been largely confined to small hatchbacks and certain saloon cars, so this move is something of a change in direction.

BMW readies the new X1 for launch

BMW readies the new X1 for launch

Get ready for the prices of used BMW X1 models to fall, as the company is about to pull the wraps from the new 2016 model. The smaller of BMW's SUV range - the original launched in 2009 in Europe and 2013 in the States - the new second-generation F48 edition has been spotted out and about in testing, with new renders...

BMW voted world's most reputable brand

BMW voted world's most reputable brand

BMW has this week been rated the most reputable business brand in the world in the Global RepTrak 100 ratings, beating off competition from the likes of Disney and internet search giant Google. It is a slight improvement for BMW after finishing third overall in the rankings last year.

BMW's latest 7 Series will blow your mind then park itself

BMW's latest 7 Series will blow your mind then park itself

The 7 Series is where BMW shows off its latest technology and design techniques. The high-end vehicles are beautiful machines in their own right, but they also serve as a proving ground for new ideas. BMW is currently working on a new one and has recently allowed the world's automotive press access to the prototype.

The BMW i8 takes the hybrid car to a new frontier

The BMW i8 takes the hybrid car to a new frontier

In the past there has been a complete disconnect between the benefits of a hybrid (fuel economy, environmental friendliness) and out and out performance. Hybrids were dreary and performance cars were going to kill the planet, depending on who you spoke to, but not any more. BMW's newly-launched i8 offers all the benefits of hybrid economy with...

Mercedes' record-breaking first quarter could be great for drivers

Mercedes' record-breaking first quarter could be great for drivers

As regular readers will know, Mercedes have been working hard to expand their share of the market; new additions to their AMG range, hybrid vehicles and even a pick-up truck all feature on the list of the manufacturer's recent projects. With such a frantic pace of innovation, it's hardly surprising that Mercedes' sales figures have been on the ...

Three reasons a used BMW 3 Series is a bargain

Three reasons a used BMW 3 Series is a bargain

Savvy motorists know that the used car market is a place to find bargains (particularly in Southern England) - but only if you know which cars stand the test of time better than others. BMWs have always had a reputation for being well-made and reliable, but it's the 3 Series that can really give you value for money if you're not interested...

Mercedes to release new cabriolet

Mercedes to release new cabriolet

Cabriolets are enjoying a popular resurgence at the moment, with vehicles from BMW and Audi reaping most of the benefits. However, Mercedes now has plans to challenge their dominance by developing its own luxurious equivalent. Sadly, you can't rush perfection, so we don't know exactly when Mercedes' classy cabriolet will be available.

BMW's MotoGP safety car uses a revolutionary water injection system

BMW's MotoGP safety car uses a revolutionary water injection system

BMW is providing the safety car for this year's MotoGP. Frankly, their vehicle is so good that it's in constant danger of showing up the actual racing machines. The unique BMW M4 safety car is something pretty special, even by the manufacturer's usual high standards. Compared to its commercially-available counterparts, it has increased...

Go green: buy a used Mercedes or BMW

Go green: buy a used Mercedes or BMW

If you're planning on 'going green' with your choice of automobile, you might be interested to know that you're not limited to smart cars and hybrids: buying a used vehicle can also help save the environment. If you want to do your bit to help the planet, you can still treat yourself to a suave, sophisticated Mercedes or ...

Taking home the gold: Mercedes win the World Car of the Year Awards

Taking home the gold: Mercedes win the World Car of the Year Awards

Here at Big Motoring World, we have always known just how amazing Mercedes' cars are. As such, it did not surprise us to find out that they have taken the 2015 World Car of the Year Awards by storm. The innovative manufacturer walked away with three awards...

Can you eggstimate how many Easter eggs?

Can you eggstimate how many Easter eggs?

Easter is couple of days away, and the Easter Bunny has delivered the Easter eggs to give out to all the children that visit us during the Easter period. Our Easter Bunny opted to deliver the Easter eggs in a BMW 1 Series Convertible. Can you eggstimate how many Easter eggs the Easter Bunny have packed into the BMW 1 Series Convertible?

Mercedes preparing to unveil toughest G-Wagen yet

Mercedes preparing to unveil toughest G-Wagen yet

With the 2015 Geneva motor show just over the horizon, everyone's looking forward to seeing the latest technological advances in self-driving cars, eco-friendly engines, and smart interiors.

BMW committed to green motoring

BMW committed to green motoring

BMW has underlined its commitment to greener vehicles by joining forces with the UK government and raising awareness of the Go Ultra-Low campaign. Launched by the Office for Low Emission Vehicles (OLEV) and the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT), the campaign aims to encourage consumers to consider more...

The Oscar winning Birdman director once directed a short film for BMW

The Oscar winning Birdman director once directed a short film for BMW

Mexican director cleaned up at this year's Oscars ceremony with awards for Best Director, Best Picture and Best Original Screenplay, thanks to his brilliant film Birdman. Birdman tells the story of an actor famous for portraying an iconic superhero who struggles to battle his ego in the days before...

Is this the most luxurious car ever?

Is this the most luxurious car ever?

Both new and used Mercedes are acclaimed for their style and sophistication, but the new Mercedes-Maybach Pullman could well be the most luxurious car of all-time. Due to be debuted at the Geneva Motor Show next month, the car is the ultimate Mercedes S Class and is considered to be the biggest threat to ...

BMW and Mercedes gear up for the Geneva Motor Show 2015

BMW and Mercedes gear up for the Geneva Motor Show 2015

For years BMW and Mercedes have been renowned for producing luxury saloon cars that both look great and are perfect for getting the kids to school on time. Not only reliable, they are a joy to drive with their razor-sharp handling and superior engines. They are also big enough to fit in a few school bags, hockey sticks and ...

BIG MOTORING WORLD MOVES FURTHER UP THE RANKINGS IN MOTOR TRADER TOP 50...BEST CHRISTMAS GIFT!

BIG MOTORING WORLD MOVES FURTHER UP THE RANKINGS IN MOTOR TRADER TOP 50...BEST CHRISTMAS GIFT!

As the year draws to a close, we look back at the highlights of this year at Big Motoring World. After much debate in the office, we all came to the conclusion that moving up the rankings in the Top 50 Independent Car Dealers in UK has to be the WINNER.

ANNOUNCING CANCER RESEARCH AS OUR ELECTIVE CHARITY PARTNER FOR 2015

ANNOUNCING CANCER RESEARCH AS OUR ELECTIVE CHARITY PARTNER FOR 2015

You and I both have something in common. Do you know what that is? Cancer! Before I proceed any further, let me clarify what I mean by You and I both have cancer in common. One way or the other, you and I both know someone close or distance to us that is affected by cancer. More than 331,000 people were diagnosed with cancer in 2011 in the UK.

'APPRENTICE OF THE YEAR' GONG FOR JACK WADDELL

'APPRENTICE OF THE YEAR' GONG FOR JACK WADDELL

Big Motoring World are proud to pronounce Master Jack Waddell as the Car Dealer Magazine Awards "Apprentice of the Year" 2014. Jack Waddell is an aspiring 16 year old youngster who is fast making a name for himself in the UK Automotive Industry. He is the son...

THE SPORTS CAR THAT RUNS ON SALTWATER

THE SPORTS CAR THAT RUNS ON SALTWATER

Sports cars may not have the best reputation for being environmentally-friendly, but this sleek machine has been designed to reach 217.5 mph (350 km/h) – using nothing but saltwater. Its radical drive system allows the 5,070lbs (2,300kg) Quant e-Sportlimousine to reach 0-60 mph (100 km/h) in 2.8 seconds, making it as fast as the McLaren P1. After making its debut at the 2014 Geneva Motor Show in March, the saltwater technology has now been certified for use on European roads. Believe it or not, salt water can produce 920BHP The 920 horsepower (680 kW) Quant e-Sportlimousine uses something known as an electrolyte flow cell power system to power four electric motors within the car. It works in a similar way to a hydrogen fuel cell, however, the liquid used for storing energy is saltwater. The liquid passes through a membrane in between the two tanks, creating an electric charge. This electricity is then stored and distributed by super capacitors. The car carries the water in...

THE IMPORTANCE OF REGULAR VEHICLE SERVICING

As drivers, we all carry certain responsibilities. We make sure we adhere to the road rules, give courtesy to fellow motorists and, more importantly, put safety first- including making sure that our auto-mobile is in roadworthy condition. Whether you drive a new vehicle or an older run-around, regular maintenance is a must. Most of us use our cars on a daily basis but can be guilty of putting the vehicle servicing on the long finger. However, having your vehicle regularly serviced in reputable auto-centres could make the different between a minor repair task and a serious and costly fault down the road. Regular servicing helps to avoid breakdowns Often, it is rather frustrating to encounter any form of vehicle trouble, mostly if you are far from an auto-shop or are in a hurry. Such incidents can be avoided in case you are able to have your car checked regularly. Regular vehicle repair and maintenance can help avoid the possibility of you being stuck in such situations. Proper care...

IN-CAR DASHBOARD CAMERAS: THE UK IS FINALLY CATCHING ON

Dashboard cameras and accident witness recorders are fast becoming an essential aspect of in-car technology. They can save you hundreds of pounds on your prestige car insurance such as BMW 3 Series, and they can become a crucial piece of evidence in the event of an accident. So is it any wonder why more and more motorists (especailly BMW and Mercedes drivers) are having them installed? To date they have proved sought-after in countries like Japan, the US and Poland but the UK is now catching up. Sales have reportedly soared over the years, especially given the rise in ‘crash for cash’ scams. Halfords revealed that it had a 150% rise in the number of dash-cams sold over the Christmas period last year and Digit4U, an electronics website, reported a 28% increase in the last quarter of 2013. In particularly, taxi drivers remain the most popular consumer to purchase the product to monitor their on-call drives and use it as evidence in the event of an...

HOW YOUR TYRES CONTRIBUTE TO GREEN DRIVING

HOW YOUR TYRES CONTRIBUTE TO GREEN DRIVING

Concern for the environment is growing daily and rightly so. Electric vehicles, hybrid cars and plug- in hybrids are increasing in popularity. Did you know that your tyres too play a significant role in preserving the environment? How exactly do tyres contribute to green driving? In general, tyres do not have a very good name when it comes to environmental friendliness; the fact that they are composed of rubber and several chemical additives works against them. The process of tyre manufacturing includes several chemical processes that involve heating natural and/or synthetic rubber and fusing it on to a steel framework. Certainly not environment friendly! Yet tyres today do play a big role in green driving. Introducing: Green tyres Eco friendly tyres, popularly known as green tyres, are equipped with certain technologies that reduce the environmental impact of driving. Driving pollutes the atmosphere with carbon dioxide emissions. Modern tyre design and technology is helping...

APPLE WATCH DISTRACTING TO DRIVERS

APPLE WATCH DISTRACTING TO DRIVERS

While technology has improved many areas of our lives, there is one part of day-to-day life where the advance of wearable technology poses many dangers: driving.   Ever since mobile phones started to become widely used there have been attempts to stop people from chatting, texting and browsing while in the car. Sadly accidents caused by such activities remain commonplace, as Traffic Cops will attest. Now, another problem looms: smartwatches. With numerous devices popping up that can sit on the wrist and ping notifications and messages to the wearer, those behind the wheel face even greater likelihood of being distracted. Where the law stands This is exactly what the Institute of Advanced Motorists (IAM) fears, as it warns those embracing wearables, especially the new Apple Watch, to remember the law of the land. Neil Greig, IAM director of Policy and Research, said: “An iWatch [sic] has the potential to be just as distracting as any other smartphone device. Indeed...

BMW M5 CRASHES INTO A BUS STOP - VIDEO

Wet pavement, lots of horsepower and being quick on the throttle, have made this driver crash his BMW M5 into a bus stop. It’s not the first time we see a poorly handled BMW ending up in a crash, some more serious than others. Looking at the video below, we observe an F10 BMW M5 in Alpine White colour coming from a stop sign and turning left onto a major road. Upon steering, it looks like the driver was a bit too aggressive on the throttle and with high performance tires on it and a wet road, the M5’s front wheels begin to turn but the back wheels spin out to the outside of the curve, causing the rear of the car to fishtail. Instead of letting off the gas and keep his foot off the brake, the driver seems to panic, counter steers and ends up hitting the bus stop. It’s unknown if any casualties resulted from this, but our hopes are that this was just a mistake that everyone could recover from. The lessons learned here are always to assess the driving conditions, be...