Renault teams with Irish Restaurant Awards 2017

Renault Ireland and The Restaurant Association of Ireland have announced Renault Ireland as the official car partner of the Irish Restaurant Awards 2017, writes Trish Whelan . The Irish Restaurant Awards (RAI) will travel around the country driving new Renault models for a series of regional events this March to announce county and regional award winners across 15 different categories. County winners will be announced at four regional events with over 600 guests expected to attend each. This year’s host counties for the events are Kilkenny, Fermanagh, Limerick and Sligo. This year over 80,000 individual nominations were cast online from 11-25 January. Pictured above are Ciara Doyle (Business Development & Sponsorship Manager, Restaurant Association of Ireland), and Liz O’Gorman (Marketing Manager Renault Ireland) with two chefs from The Radisson Blue St Helen’s, Stillorgan Road, Dublin. Speaking on the quantity of nominations received, CEO of the Restaurants Association of Ireland

Refresh for BMW 4 Series range

The BMW 4 Series Coupe, 4 Series Convertible and 4 Series Gran Coupe have been given a refresh for 2017, writes Trish Whelan.

The new 4 Series debuts refreshed styling, upgraded cabin and new interior features. The M4 sports a new look with sharper dynamics and an optional new Carbon Package. 

The new models include elements such as a large air intake with eye-catching bars and LED headlights and rear lights.

The defining feature of the front is an unbroken central air intake with an aperture that increases in size towards the outer edges giving the car a more imposing presence and a greater sense of width to the entire nose section. On the Sport version, the air intake is almost entirely bordered by a high-gloss black bar designed to accentuate the car’s wide, powerful stance. 

The Coupe, Convertible and Gran Coupe are now equipped with new twin LED headlights as standard. The rear has been given a low, sporty look, with a new rear apron. 

The cabin has also been upgraded with electroplated inserts on the surrounds for the air vents and control panels in the doors, as well as an electroplated finish for the hardtop roof switch. The upgrade also features a number of chrome additions and the sports steering wheel gets a new rim wrapped in high quality leather.

The Coupe and Convertible models now start with the Sport model, with the M Sport available for all engines or as standard on the 430i, 430d/430d xDrive, 435 xDrive and 440i models.

The Grand Coupe models start from SE for the 420d/420d xDrive models moving to the Sport model as standard for the 420i/420i xDrive models. As with the Coupe and Convertible models, 430i, 430d/430d xDrive, 435d xDrive and 440i models come as M Sport only.

The new Coupe and Gran Coupe both now come with stiffer suspension, featuring more advanced damping technology and an upgraded steering set-up. 

Buyers can choose from a wider choice of 18 and 19-inch light-alloy wheels exclusive to the new 4 Series and some exclusive new exterior paint finishes have also been added including Snapper Rocks Blue, a new shade of turquoise, and Sunset Orange.

OTR prices are from €50,890-€108,350.


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