2018 BMW M3: Under the Lens

The 2018 BMW M3 is a delight for the eye, ear, and soul. Known to deliver exceptional performance, the M3 is a leap ahead of older 3-series models in terms of design, safety features, and overall performance. If you are looking to buy a BMW M3 but have budget constraints, check out the repairable salvage cars for sale listed at AutoBidMaster.com. Continuing on the subject, in this blog, we cover five key features of the 2018 BMW M3.

2018 BMW M3

Under the Hood
Available with an optional dual-clutch transmission, the 2018 BMW M3 is propelled by a 3.0-liter inline 6-cylinder turbocharged engine that produces 425 horsepower and 406 pound-feet torque. Thanks to the highly responsive powertrain, the M3 can go from 0 to 60 in just 3.9 seconds and the overall performance has been rated 8/10 by the US News.

Interior
When it comes to the interior, the M3 packages progressive design sensibilities that give way to ample head- and leg-room. Rated 8.2/10 by the US News Scorecard, the interior of the M3 features a number of highlights such as a cutting-edge infotainment system with an improved touchscreen and 16-speaker Harman Kardon audio system. Other notable highlights include leather-wrapped steering wheel, keyless ignition, adaptive cruise control, Bluetooth connectivity, and a highly responsive navigation system. In addition, the features also include heated seats.

Exterior
When it comes to exterior styling, the M3 gives plenty to write home about. The speedster has exceptionally modern exterior styling, accentuated by 20-inch forged wheels that provide remarkable handling and control, with assistance from flared rear-wheel arches. The 2018 M3 comes with a quad-bank exhaust system with chrome-plated tailpipe, and the xenon headlights have been replaced with LED.

Safety Features
Rating 5/5 by the NHTSA and 9.2/10 by the US Scorecard, the M3 is a hallmark of safety. Acing numerous safety tests, the 2018 BMW M3 has also been crowned the “Top Safety Pick” by the IIHS. Notable safety features include head-up display, active parking assist, lane departure warning, a 360-degree camera system, automatic high beams, adaptive headlights, and automatic emergency brakes.

Fuel Economy
Though the M3 may not be a dream come true for someone looking for high fuel economy, the numbers are quite impressive for a high-performance car. The 6-speed transmission offers fuel economy of 17/25/20 for city/highway/combined, whereas in the 7-speed transmission, the numbers slightly drop to 17/24/20 for city/highway/combined.

Wrap Up
BMW M3 has everything a car enthusiast can wish for, and more. If getting a brand new M3 would fall too hard on your finances, check out the used and salvage BMW M3 models listed at AutoBidMaster and bring home the mean machine at an affordable price. Our junk cars for sale feature a wide pool of repairable salvage cars, paired with all the information you may need to make an informed buying decision. If you have any questions, simply call +1 (503) 298-4300 or fill out our contact form.

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Tips to Spot Good Deals at Junk Car Auctions

Junk cars for sale are a hit for good reason, more people continue to find gems and great deals when they go for repairable salvage cars for sale. Whether you are looking to buy your next car, just something to restore and sell for a profit, or parts for your car, junk car auctions can be a real boon. In this blog, we share some age-old tips on how best to spot gems when you browse through AutoBidMaster’s junk cars for sale for your next ride.

Junk car auctions

Be sure of the cost of repairs
The best choice you can ever make is one for which you can ascertain an accurate approximation of the repair costs. Buying junk cars for sale with the hope of getting it back on the road will call for some investment in parts, repairs, and maybe some bodywork.

Prefer collision damage
If you intend to repair and use the car that you wish to buy, it is advisable to prefer junk cars for sale that have suffered collision damage. This is because it is fairly easy to establish the nature and extent of the damage. Your mechanic can help you assess the vehicles on your shortlist to find one that you can buy and restore within your budget.

Inspect the vehicle thoroughly
While used cars may require a simple inspection designed to establish if all the parts are there, repairable salvage cars for sale demand much more. Your inspection has to be thorough and include under the hood, in the trunk, under the car, the upholstery, body, and under the mats.

Know whether or not you can insure
All states in the US require insurance to legally drive your vehicle. This makes it important to be aware of what your options are when it comes to getting covered after your buy the vehicle. Even if you intend to restore and sell the car, the importance of knowing its insurance possibilities still remains.

Trust AutoBidMaster
AutoBidMaster provides the widest selection of junk cars for sale, giving you a better chance of finding that car you are after. Whether you wish to get the car back on the road or salvage the parts, we have what you need. Browse through available options or contact us to learn more about repairable junk cars for sale auctions that run throughout the year. Register today and start bidding with a few simple clicks. You can reach us at +1 (503) 298 4300, or Send a Message.

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7 Fancy Rides Owned by the Uber Rich

Money help’s you live a lavish and luxurious life and fulfill all your desires. A majority of uber riches are doing just that; from investing their money in new business ideas to owning a fleet of fast luxurious cars, they have it all covered. Speed and luxury, in particular, are common passions shared by the uber rich around the world. In this blog post, we present seven fancy rides of the uber riches that resonate luxury and performance. Take a look.

1. Michael Bloomberg – Audi R8
Michael Bloomberg, the multi-millionaire owner of Bloomberg L.P and ex-Mayor of New York moves around in style in his posh Audi R8. The model is retailing for around $163,000 and is the perfect example of speed, elegance, and stability. Powered by a 5.2-liter V10 engine that churns out 540 horsepower, the R8 takes just 2.8 seconds to go from 0 to 60 mph. Adding to the car’s awesomeness are its sporty interiors and comforting ergonomics.

2. Carlos Slim Helu – Bentley Continental Flying Spur
Carlos Slim Helu, the Mexican telecom tycoon who regularly challenges Bill Gates for the richest person in the world drives a cool $300,000 Bentley Continental Flying Spur. The car features a 6-liter W12 engine under the hood, which makes 616 horsepower. The car can accelerate from 0 to 60 in 4.3 seconds and has a top speed of 200 miles per hour.

3. Leonardo DiCaprio – Fisker Karma Hybrid
Leonardo DiCaprio, one of the finest American actors and an avid environmental activist, is the proud owner of eco-friendly Fisker Karma Hybrid. He’s among the trendsetter of environment-friendly cars among Hollywood actors. Unfortunately, despite catching the fancy of various auto enthusiasts, the company went bankrupt and was acquired by a China-based auto maker.

4. Richard Branson – Gibbs Aquada
Richard Branson, founder of the Virgin Group with a net worth of approximately $5.1 billion, has an extensive automobile collection, including private jets and a swanky and unique amphibious land-water vehicle – Gibbs Aquada. Retailing at around $100,000, the vehicle is powered by a 2.5-liter Rover V6 engine that helps the car do up to 100 miles per hour on land and 31 miles per hour or 27 knots on water. In 2004, Richard Branson crossed the English Channel on his Gibbs Aquada.

5. Jay Leno – Mercedes SLR McLaren
Jay Leno is a popular comedian, actor, philanthropist, and television host has a fetish for luxury cars. It is believed that he has a 17,000-square-foot garage to store his extensive car collection that ranges from 1906 Stanley steamer to an EcoJet. His favorite ride from the humongous 286 vehicles collection is the Mercedes SLR McLaren valued at $250,000. The car is powered by a 5.4-liter V-8 engine that churns out 617 units of horsepower and has a top speed of 209 miles per hour.

6. Bill Gates – Porsche 959 Coupe
What do you drive when you are the richest person on the planet? Maybe a limited edition car? Well, the world’s richest person, Bill Gates surely does that. He owns a $400,000 Porsche 959 Coupe, which is owned by only 229 other individuals. The car is powered by a 2849cc twin-turbocharged flat-6 engine that makes 515 units of horsepower and can reach a top speed of 195 miles per hour.

7. Alwaleed Bin Talal – Rolls-Royce Phantom
The last spot in the list is taken by Saudi Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Alsaud and his royal ride Rolls-Royce Phantom. Retailing at a price range of $246,000 and $447,000, the car features a 6.75-litre V12 under the hood and makes 453 units of horsepower. The Rolls-Royce Phantom can accelerate from 0-60 mph in just 5.8 seconds and has a top speed of 155 miles per hour.

Wrap Up
Owning any of these rides will set you back by hundreds of thousands of dollars. If you are on a budget and want to own one of these beauties, explore pre-owned, salvage, or repairable cars for sale listed on leading auction sites such as AutoBidMaster. We are sure you will find more than a few cars worth your time and money in our huge inventory. To learn more about any of the repairable salvage cars or rebuilt salvage title cars for sale listed with us, fill out our contact form or call +1 (503) 298-4300, Mon – Fri (6 am – 4 pm PST).

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Bought a Salvage Car? Here’s All You Need To Know About Registration Renewal

One of the main confusions that salvage car owners have is whether they can re-register their car. Although insurance companies consider salvage cars as total loss, many of the vehicles are well within the scope of repairs. In fact, if you check our listing of repairable cars for sale, you will surely find more than a few options that need nothing more than some minor repairs. Repairable cars for sale are usually revived salvage, which is not a clear title, but the vehicle can go for re-registration. If you have moved to Texas and need registration renewal for your salvage car, this post provides some handy guidelines. Take a look.

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