A quick look at the BMW electrification roadmap reveals new and upgraded models on the horizon BMW Group started sales of plug-in electric cars in 2013 with the BMW i3. The first models under the BMW i sub-brand were standalone, designed from the ground up. Over the next couple of years, the German manufacturer focused on introducing plug-in hybrid versions of its existing models. The upcoming next stage of the electrification will be the introduction of new all-electric cars, but again mostly derivatives of existing BMW models to keep costs under control. So far, BMW Group sold almost 400,000 plug-in electric cars and the goal for this year is to exceed 500,000. The roadmap envisions 25 new plug-in models to be introduced by 2025, including at least 12 all-electric. As you can see on the graphic below, four upcoming BEVs were already shown, while another eight are still covered (1 in 2022, 2 in 2023, 3 in 2024 and 2 in 2025). In the case of PHEVs, … [Read more...] about BMW electrification roadmap: 25 plug-ins by 2025
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Looking large and in charge. Following several winter testing sessions in Sweden, the next-generation Land Rover Range Rover is back at the Nurburgring for more high-speed evaluations. A new video shows the large SUV wearing a full-body camouflage while lapping the famous German track at a decent tempo. Despite the loud tire screeching, the new Range Rover doesn’t seem to be put to its limits. Instead, it seems that the test pilot is maintaining a constant pace and is probably collecting data about the vehicle’s performance in the endurance department. Still, the luxury model looks quite composed in the corners with minimal body roll considering its size and weight. See The Previous Spy Photos: ⠀ 2022 Land Rover Range Rover Caught On Camera Up Close Range Rover Long Wheelbase Spied Looking Big And Handsome Judging by the exhaust sound, this could be a V8-powered prototype. We can’t tell the exact identity of the engine that’s under the hood, … [Read more...] about New Range Rover Spied During Tire-Screeching Test At Nurburgring
Keeping a close eye on what rival teams are up to is part of the game in Formula 1. It's why teams spend money on spy photographers to capture close-ups of other cars, and why there are rules limiting what techniques and technology – like 3D camera scans – are actually allowed. While teams try their best to keep their own designs secret – which is why you often see mechanics blocking off sections of the cars from rival teams on the grid or in the garages – there is one part of the race weekend where things are more open. In parc ferme after the race, the cars are held in an open space prior to post-event inspections, and there is little teams can do to keep prying eyes away. Although there is a gentleman's agreement that teams do not take close-up spy shots of cars there, there is nothing stopping drivers walking right up to the cars to take a peek themselves. Several times Sebastian Vettel has been witnessed checking out the fine details of a Mercedes, even pushing down … [Read more...] about Cable tip-off an example of ‘super spy’ Hamilton’s focus
By the time the current 2.2-liter V6 twin-turbo regs expire at the end of the 2022 season, they will have served the NTT IndyCar Series for 11 seasons, with Chevrolet and Honda finding ever-smaller areas in which to improve and gain an edge. With displacement increasing to 2.4-liters, an increase in boost from the twinned BorgWarner turbos and the addition of a KERS hybrid unit, IndyCar is aiming to hit 900hp, and IndyCar president Jay Frye said recently that he expects the series to be “pushing” that figure – on road and street courses – soon into 2023. Buckner commented today: “Somewhat lost in the 2.4-liter transition is the fact that we’re going up in base boost as well. “It’s easy to think that we’re going up roughly 10 percent in displacement and so we’re going to go up 10 percent in power, but we’re also going to start operating at 1.6-bar as the standard for road and street courses from 1.5-bar. “And put all that together with the hybrid unit and I think fans … [Read more...] about Chevrolet: IndyCar fans will approve of hybrid power jump
Home Car reviews oi-Promeet Ghosh By Promeet Ghosh Published: Friday, April 16, 2021, 15:11 [IST] Rating: 3.5 BMW India launched the facelifted X1 SUV in the Indian market with a starting price of Rs 35.90 lakh, ex-showroom (India). We got our hand on the facelifted X1 and drove it around the city and on the highway, and the car impressed us in many ways. Read on to find out more about the facelifted X1. Design & Exterior We received the BMW X1 in a shade of Sunset Orange. At first glance, the car looked fantastic. Up front, it features BMW's signature LED headlights that look very nice thanks to the LED DRLs. The visibility is brilliant and the LEDs light up the roads very well. The fog lamps, which are also LED units, are placed a little lower in the bumper. The bumper has been redesigned and it now gets vents on the sides too. However, unlike other BMW models on sale today, the X1 20d does not … [Read more...] about BMW X1 S-Drive 20d Review (Road Test): Bigger & Better Than Its Predecessor!