Good morning! Welcome to The Morning Shift, your roundup of the auto news you crave, all in one place every weekday morning. Here are the important stories you need to know. 1st Gear: Another Attempt To Get California To Back Down The Trump administration wants looser fuel-economy regulations. California, more than a dozen other states and even some major automakers do not, which could lead to an ugly legal battle if it keeps going the way it is. Now, Bloomberg reports that President Donald Trump has a new approach to take on California. That approach, according to Bloomberg, has been rejected by federal courts twice already. From the story: Federal regulators are drafting a proposal that takes aim at California’s cherished authority to set its own smog-busting rules. A leaked draft of the plan that is being finalized for submission to the White House shows that it wouldn’t outright revoke the state’s ability to set pollution standards, but it asserts that a 1975 … [Read more...] about The Way Trump Wants To Fight California On Fuel Economy Standards Has Already Failed Twice
Bmw 760li 2016
Tweet TweetThree days ago, I was pretty excited by the Alpina B7. I’ve said then “Yes, we may look at it as if it was BMW M7.” Well, surprise: BMW pulled out of the hat a sensational match for the B7: the M760Li xDrive. So, after all, we have an M7! A long one. It’s supreme: the M-Performance V12 engine is equipped with Twin-Turbo system. It 6.6 liters develops 600 hp at 5.500 rpm, with a peak torque of 800Nm, reached at 1500 rot/min (what?!)! The power is sent to all the wheels via the 8 speed Steptronic transmission. There is also a possibility to opt for an M-tuned gearbox, which changes the gears almost instantaneously. The EU test cycle reveals a combined fuel consumption of 12.6 l/100km, with a 294 g/km CO2 emissions. Let’s get to dynamic performance: 0-100 km/h in 3.9 sec, and a top speed of 250 km/h. If you buy it with M Driver’s Package, the speed limiter “doesn’t cut in until 305 km/h”! That means it still cuts in at that … [Read more...] about 2016 BMW M760 Li X-Drive, the long-awaited M7?