We at Sixt are proud to officially announce the grand opening of our second Birmingham car hire branch. Our car rental services have been long established in Birmingham, but until now have only been available from Birmingham airport. From 10th March 2014, however, this all changes and our rental services will be available directly from Brindleyplace – slap bang in the middle of Birmingham city centre and a stone’s throw away from the infamous canals. From our new city centre car hire branch you will be able to find the same great quality of service and comprehensive range of vehicles as our other UK stations.
Successful collaboration to continue until 2016
Customers benefit from advantageous terms
Topbonus miles credited when renting a Sixt car
Berlin, 5 March 2014 – Sixt, the global supplier of high-quality rental services, has beaten a series of big-name rivals to win a tender on an alliance with Germany’s second largest airline. By concluding a partnership agreement until 2016, both companies are continuing their successful, long-running collaboration.
The alliance continues to offer Sixt and airberlin customers many benefits. On the airline’s website www.airberlin.com, customers can book complete journeys including flights and rental vehicles, at attractive prices. Once a flight has been selected, they are automatically shown discounted offers for Sixt’s high-quality rental cars. Convertible for a trip to the city or estate for a family excursion, passengers are just a few clicks away from renting the car of their choice.
Participants of airberlin’s topbonus frequent flyer scheme stand to gain even more from the alliance, since they receive 500 bonus miles every time they rent from Sixt. But other customers can also look forward to regular and varied promotions by Sixt and airberlin, including special fares and rates.
Read more: Sixt wins tender for airberlin alliance
The new Note is based on last year’s invitation concept. There are four trim levels available including Visia, Acenta, Acenta Premium and Tekna. The new car has a more practical body shape and is 20mm smaller than the older model. It has used less body parts and weighs in at 1095kg. It also has the option of 3 different engines including a more economical 1.2-litre engine . A five-speed manual transmission is standard on all, but you can specify a CVT automatic on supercharged models. One of the highlights of the note is the extra leg room in the back of the car with a maximum of up to 1000mm. It also comes with Nissan safety shield which is a highly advanced safety system that uses rear view cameras to capture information. The system delivers blind-spot warning, moving-object detection which alerts you to moving objects when parking and reversing and a lane-departure detection on the move. It also has its own water spray and air jet cleaning system.
Details and Specs
Entry-level Visia trims include Bluetooth, a CD radio, cruise control, a trip computer, electric front windows, a speed limiter, USB connectivity and steel wheels. Manual air-con is an option, but on any other trim level climate control is included as standard. The car has stability and traction control as standard, with a switch to disengage it if needed.
The Nissan note has a 79bhp 1.2-litre three-pot petrol engine which gets 60.1 mpg and emits just 109g/km of CO2. There is also a 97bhp 1.2-litre DIG-S supercharged petrol version with 99g/km CO2 that does 62 mpg. The other option is a 1.5-litre dCi turbodiesel, offering 89bhp @ 4,000rpm/148lb ft @ 1,750rpm. It also offers 95g/km CO2 and 78.5mpg. The Engine/transmission for this is: 1,461cc four-cylinder turbodiesel engine, five-speed manual transmission, front-wheel drive. It also has a top speed of 111mph and an acceleration of 0-62mph in 11.9sec.
The Nissan note was released in February 2014 in the UK.
Foto Credit: newsroom.nissan-europe.com
Birmingham is host to a wide variety of festivals during March for people of all ages. With music, films, whisky, food and a variety of other entertainment there will be lots in store for everyone. Look below for a guide to some of festivals in Birmingham.
Flatpack film festival
- What: Flatpack film festival first started in 2003 as a monthly film night and has now become a yearly celebration of film.
- When: This year’s festival is running from the 20th – 30th March.
- Where: The festival takes place in a number of different venues in Birmingham. The venues being used are mac Birmingham, Library of Birmingham Studio Theatre and Barber Institute of Fine Arts.
- What’s to expect: So far the films that have been announced are The Dark River by David Rowan, This World made itself by Miwa Matreyek, The Great Flood, by Bill Morrison. There will also be old films shown from the Phono-Cinema-Théâtre which include the first ever films made that used sound. Also listed is the Caravan of Film which will be showing lots of animated family features with live music by Birmingham-based gypsy folk outfit Trio Damba.
- For whom: This festival will have films that appeal to people of all ages.
With Saint Valentine’s day fast approaching, Sixt is offering an exclusive deal that could make the romantic day that little bit more special. All bookings made on Valentine’s day 2014 (14th February) on the Sixt UK website are subject to an exclusive discount of up to 10%. Each year people across the world celebrate this special day by sending cards, buying presents, and going for a special meal. Read more: Get 10% off your car hire this Valentine’s day
Erich and Regine Sixt receive the highest honours from the
Hebrew University of Jerusalem
- The Scopus Award recognizes the married couple’s
commitment to German–Israeli relations as well as their
Berlin, 5 February 2014 – Erich and Regine Sixt received the 2014 Scopus
Award yesterday, the highest honour awarded by the Hebrew University of
Jerusalem. The university honoured the married couple for their decades of
service to the country of Israel, their unwavering dedication to social issues and
their many social initiatives. It also acknowledged the unique business savvy of
Erich and Regine Sixt, who, as the third generation to manage the family
company, have transformed the Sixt Group into an internationally renowned
provider of vehicle services. Alexander and Konstantin Sixt represent the fourth
generation of the Sixt family to join the company and assume management roles.
The Scopus Award was presented at a benefit gala in the Glass Courtyard of the
Jewish Museum Berlin. The host of the evening was Iris Berben in her role as
President of German Friends of the Hebrew University. The tribute speech was
given by Prof. Dr Salomon Korn, Vice President of the Central Council of Jews
in Germany, and Patricia Riekel, Editor-in-Chief of BUNTE magazine. Sabine
Christiansen hosted the event throughout the evening, whilst the welcoming
speech was provided by Menahem Ben-Sasson, President of the University of
Tampa International Airport (TPA) accommodates over 16 million fliers every year, and is the 31st busiest airport in North America. Tampa, on the Gulf Coast of Florida, is a favourite destination for outdoor enthusiasts. The area is well-known for white, sandy beaches that stretch for miles. It is also home to numerous golf courses and hiking trials, as well as ample opportunities for boating and fishing. While the city itself contains many attractions, there is also plenty to do outside the city, so a rental car is essential.
Sixt Car Rental at Tampa Airport
5 minutes, 5 easy steps from Heathrow T5
Sixt never stop expanding and we are proud to introduce a fantastic new way to rent from Heathrow T5 and the service will be available from the 1st February 2014. This option is open to everyone who books a car rental with Sixt at Heathrow Terminal 5.
With over 120 branches throughout the UK, including a strong presence in London, Birmingham, Manchester and Edinburgh, Sixt are continuously evolving their facilities to provide advanced approaches to their car rental services.
Sixt’s widespread fleet of rental vehicles includes a range of affordable luxury cars from many leading manufacturers including BMW, Mercedes, Volkswagen, Audi and Ford. Vehicles may be rented on both a long-term and short-term basis.
Pick up your rental car in 5 minutes in 5 easy steps from Heathrow Terminal 5 arrivals, so save time on your journey and no need to board the shuttle bus!
Carrying on from our previous installment, Visiting Munich, Sixt rent a car brings you a rundown of three fantastic day trips from Munich that can easily be made by car. Although there is plenty to keep even the most avid explorer occupied in Munich, the more adventurous may start to think about other things to do around Munich. The choice of places and things to see may be a bit overwhelming at first – However, a great starting point would be to venture over to the three castles/palaces scattered around Munich that were constructed under the reign of the infamous King Ludwig II.