- The new BMW 6 Series Gran Turismo.
BMW is presenting an extensively updated successor to one of the most creative vehicle concepts of recent years. The new BMW 6 Series Gran Turismo blends the long-distance comfort of a luxury sedan with alluring coupe style.
The impressive functionality offered by this body format and the high standards of driving comfort and spaciousness that provide the ideal setting for a relaxing journey are among the features that defined the character of the new car’s predecessor – the founder of this vehicle genre. These strengths have now been further honed in the new BMW 6 Series Gran Turismo, whose systematic evolution from the BMW 5 Series Gran Turismo is particularly evident in the new model’s sporting elegance, highly advanced equipment features, innovative control and assistance...
- First Teaser image and info from today's shareholder call.
• Model Y will NOT share platform with model 3 but will be built on entirely new platform.
• Gigafactory 1 will likely produce the battery packs for the car, but a new factory will be built for the vehicle production lines.
•Tesla will get rid of the 12-volt battery architecture. It means no more lead-acid battery and a different way to power in-car electronics. Musk says that they will reduce the overall wiring significantly and simplify the production process.
•While Model 3 production lines will be comparable to the best lines in the industry, but the Model Y production line will be “something else”.
• Going into production late 2019/early 2020.
- Aston Martin is heading into Ferrari's heartland with a new mid-engined supercar due in 2020
Aston Martin’s revival under CEO Andy Palmer is gathering pace with a host of new models planned to follow hot on the heels of the new DB11. A recently revealed new financing agreement has freed up further capital to be ploughed straight back into new models, including a mid-engined Ferrari 488 rival.
Speaking exclusively to Auto Express, Palmer revealed his company’s strategy for seven core new models in seven years, up to 2023 when the DB11 will be replaced by the DB12. “We have one car every year for the next seven years. It starts with our GT cars: DB11, Vantage and Vanquish,” explained Palmer.
“In 2019 we’ll have DBX, then we’ll have, for the sake of argument, let’s call it a [Ferrari] 488 competitor....
- BrandZ Top 100 Most Valuable Global Brands (Kantar Millward Brown)
1. Toyota $28.7 (30) -3
2. BMW $24.6 (35) -8
3. Mercedes-Benz $23.5 (40) +4
4. Ford $13.1 (83) 0
5. Honda $12.2 (91) -8
6. Nissan $11.3 (100) -1
7. Audi $9.4 (*) -1
8. Tesla $5.9 (*) +32
9. Land Rover $5.5 (*) +17
10. Porsche $5.1 (*) +16
- Mercedes about to take over from BMW
- Toyota still no 1
- Audi doing ok after dieselgate
- Tesla making huge jumps ahead
- Google almost worth more than the top 10 car brands combined, times TWO
- Lotus, the British sports car maker, is being bought by China's Geely.
The purchase is part of a deal by Geely to buy a 49.9% stake in Malaysian carmaker Proton, which owns Lotus.
Geely, which also owns the London Taxi Company and Sweden's Volvo Car Group, will take a 51% stake in Lotus.
Jean-Marc Gales, who became Lotus chief executive in 2014, has been trying to return the Norwich-based company to consistent profit after two decades in the red.
It was effectively locked out of United States in 2015 when its airbags failed to comply with new car safety regulations, but Lotus returned to the American market last summer.
While the Lotus car company has not been involved in Formula 1 racing since the 1990s it runs an engineering consultancy selling sports car technology.
Geely is expected to use its research in composite materials and lightweight technology to help it comply with increasingly demanding emission regulations in China....
- BMW takes wraps off most potent model in M4 lineup
Planned for North American delivery in early 2018, the M4 CS holds true to BMW’s earlier club sport traditions, boasting a more powerful engine than even the competition-package-equipped version of the standard M4 now on sale in the U.S.
Aerodynamics, weight savings pay off in BMW’s 454-hp M4 CS.
BMW’s M performance-car division reveals the new 454-hp M4 CS, heralding a new line of limited-edition Club Sport models positioned above the existing range of standard M models but below the ultra-low-volume, stripped-out GTS specials typically launched toward the end of the life of selected M models.
Unveiled by BMW M division Chairman Frank van Meel at the Shanghai auto show, the latest member of the M4 lineup resurrects the CS nomenclature first used by the German automaker on the 2000CS in 1965 but more prominently...
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