PAL-V

Latest News

BEHIND AUTOTECHNIK
PAL-V

Are flying cars a thing of the future or present?

If you’ve haven’t noticed already there is a huge buzz around the latest innovation of futuristic technology – The world first flying car!

The Dutch engineered PAL-V Liberty is one of first commercially available flying cars. A production version is displayed at the Geneva Motor Show over in Switzerland, so if you’re a supercar fanatic then this is where you need to be this month!

This helicopter shape like motor drives with 2 compact wheels that can provide good support on the road and ideal for the air. But you may want to choose your plus one, as it only holds 2 passengers including the driver!

inside PAL-V

PAL-V specs

The design is primarily based on the classic style of an aircraft design, however, what makes this machine special, is that it includes a dual engine where one is used for the road, and the other for the air.

According to Dutch first Pal-V International, the Personal Air and Land Vehicle (Pal-V) can reach up to 112mph on the roads and in the sky.

Made up of carbon fibre, aluminium and titanium; this vehicle weighs 680kg and requires a 165-metre runway for take-off and 30 metres for landing

back PAL-V

Any drawbacks?

Gyrocopters still need a lot of room and momentum before take off, so there would definitely be issues in more densely populated areas. But it is still very early days, so there is bound to be more versions to the model in the future to come.

Our views

It’s a great invention! And as people are already accepting artificial intelligence into their everyday lifestyles through smart home devices to VR technologies, then flying cars is a must.

To get yourself ones of these, all you need now is a pilot’s license, a small airfield or airstrip for taking off and landing… oh and also £300,000 cash laying around!

SEARCH CARS OR BOOK A SERVICE

I was referred to Auto Technik about 2 years ago and have been bringing my 325i to them ever since. Trustworthiness and professionalism are of utmost importance when selecting someone to do business with – the servicing of my cars is no exception.

Wez and his team have always demonstrated trustworthiness, professionalism and knowledge of the issues pertaining to my 325i. Over the course of 2 years, I have completed a variety of service issues including brakes, tune-up, regular oil changes, thermostat, radiator and more. In each case, I found Wez and his team to successfully diagnose and service my repair needs in a timely and efficient manner.

Wish I could find a way to describe how great my car feels each time I drive away from Auto Technik! No matter why I brought my car in, I always leave feeling like the entire car was serviced.

I recently had my vehicle serviced at Auto Technik BMW and MINI Specialists in Leicester and found the overall experience rather brilliant. I have had numerous BMW’s and been to many ‘BMW and MINI Specialists’ across the midlands but I found these to be particularly professional and thorough.

The pricing was unbelievably competitive and they advised me on all the extra items my car needed after carrying out a FREE Diagnostic Check.

The one thing I found unique about them was they offered me a Collection & Delivery service. My BMW was collected from work at 09:30 and returned; Diagnosed, Serviced and Valeted before my lunch break!

In a nutshell the service was superb, the staff were courteous and professional and they offered a service that was “outside of the box” with both the service and the collection & delivery which would benefit anyone with a BMW that needed any work doing to it.

I would highly recommend them to all who need their BMW or MINI serviced.

Thanks again for the excellent job you did in repairing my BMW. It’s running better than ever.

I really appreciate the professional way in which you conduct your business. Your years of experience definitely show. I’ll be back!

I wanted to thank you for providing excellent service during my two recent visits with my 2000 BMW M-coupe. It was refreshing to be able to leave my car in “good hands” with an obviously well trained BMW mechanic and know that all the service will be handled in a very professional manner

george B

5.0 *****

VERIFIED PURCHASE

Top garage

Great customer service, professional and helpful, recommend highly

Carl 

5.0 *****

VERIFIED PURCHASE

Five Star*****

Great experience at Autotechnik – Easy transaction with no pressure. Great communications and a real pleasure to buy from. Stefan made buying our new BMW X5 a pleasure and took the time to answer all our questions and queries about the vehicle. Good follow up to check all was OK and that we were satisfied with our purchase.

Don 

5.0 *****

VERIFIED PURCHASE

Totally professional

Bought a vehicle which then developed a fault. Autotechnik couldn’t have been more helpful. Car was taken back courtesy car provided and regular updates on the work being carried out. The staff were always helpful and polite, and nothing was to much trouble. Especially professional during this difficult time faced by all.

nick 

5.0 *****

VERIFIED PURCHASE

Top quality service

Autotechnik are, by some distance, the best independent dealer I have used. Buying my third Mini , it is evident that these guys are in a different league. They are clearly very knowledgeable about Mini and BMW, and the whole experience of the sales process was smooth, honest and professional. Details matter, and things like a follow-up phone call a few days after buying are a nice touch. I would highly recommend them.

Important:
** FINANCE DEALS FROM 6.9% APR ON ALL OUR STOCK ** EXTENDED WARRANTY PACKAGES AVAILABLE ** - OUR WORKSHOP REMAINS OPEN AS USUAL WITH ALL CORRECT GOVERNMENT GUIDELINES IN PLACE.