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Retuned suspension components make the BMW M5 a little softer, resulting in a much more comfortable daily driver.To give you some context, the previous M5 Competition was so stiffly sprung that it made this sport sedan almost unlivable day to day. Even in the suspension's default Comfort setting, you could feel every little bump and blemish. It was kind of a nightmare.
Presidentgifted British Prime Minister a new, $6,000, custom-made touring bicycle and helmet at their first meeting on Thursday.
As part of the customary exchange, Johnson gave Biden a free-to-use Wikipedia photo of a British mural depicting Black 19th century abolitionist Frederick Douglass in return.
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The two leaders met for the first time this week in Cornwall, England ahead of this weekend's G7 summit. The summit also marks Biden's first international trip since taking office.
British government officials decided on the photo after spotting it on Douglass' Wikipedia page, according to a report from The Times of London. Johnson's gift is reportedly a nod to themovement that has advocated for racial justice in both nations.
The mural of Douglass is painted on the wall of a residential street corner in Edinburgh, it was painted by artist Ross Blair, who first unveiled the piece online in 2020. The photo of the mural was captured by dual British-U.S. national Melissa Highton.
Who's loving the semiconductor chip shortage? Car dealerships
With inventory so tight, car buyers are ready to pony up and pay sticker price.Reuters reported on the state of the industry on Monday and profiled a couple of dealerships caught in the middle of eager car buyers and too little inventory. It's a simple story of supply and demand: Automakers can't build enough new vehicles, due to chip shortages, and car buyers want them. In turn, many buyers have no problem paying sticker price and foregoing the wheeling and dealing that can knock a couple grand off the MSRP. Dealers get to keep even more cash in their pockets and buyers get their new car. Record profits ensue.
The bike presented by Biden was emblazoned with the U.S. and British flags and offered as "a gesture of friendship and in recognition of their shared interest in cycling," according to the White House.
Johnson is an avid cyclist known for regularly biking to work during his time as the mayor of London. Earlier this year, the prime minister was criticized for biking outside of his local area while COVID-19 infections spiked in the U.K.
The bike and matching helmet was built by Bilenky Cycle Works after the State Department contacted the Philadelphia-based small family business for the order, The Philadelphia Inquirer reported on Friday.
Pictures of the “Boris Bike” and helmet from Philadelphia-based @bilenkycycles that Biden gave UK’s Boris Johnson, who was the 1st foreign leader he met with on his 1st overseas trip as president. pic.twitter.com/indVyn6JuS— Jennifer Jacobs (@JenniferJJacobs) June 11, 2021
Biden and Johnson's wives also received gifts from their counterparts.
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Do whatever it takes to ignore the new BMW M4's toothy grille and just drive it. Apparently, there's something about having a highly anticipated BMW M car that alters the atmosphere in Los Angeles. Months of blue skies and shorts weather ended as soon as our M4 test car arrived. Of course, correlation does not imply causation, but we're superstitious. A few years ago, a new M2 brought a massive storm during a multiyear drought, and now the M4 brings rain? You'd be a little'stitious too.
Johnson's new wife, Carrie, received a leather tote made bywives and a presidential silk scarf while First Lady received a first-edition copy of "The Tree," a collection of short stories by Daphne du Maurier, who lived in Cornwall.
On Thursday, Biden told the press that he and Johnson had something in common.
"We both married way above our station," Biden joked.
After this weekend's summit, where world leaders will discuss several topics— specifically combatting the coronavirus pandemic, the Bidens will meetat Windsor Castle.
"Joe and I are both looking forward to meeting the Queen," Jill Biden told reporters. "That's an exciting part of the visit for us. We've looked forward to this for weeks and now it's finally here. It's a beautiful beginning."
Update 06/11/21 - 4:10 p.m. ET - This story has been updated with additional information.
2022 Toyota GR 86: More powerful sports car coming to America late this year .
More power and more torque should equal more fun.They're good specs if you're a fan of the slow-car-fast lifestyle. As we already knew, the car ditches its old 2.0-liter boxer-four engine for a larger displacement 2.4-liter unit. With the switch comes a power bump from 205 horsepower to 228 hp. Torque increases, too, which is perhaps more important for this car. The 2022 GR 86 -- that's its full name, by the way, and stands for "Gazoo Racing" -- makes 184 pound-feet of twist, compared to the old car's 156 lb-ft.