BMW Exhibits Off One-Off X7 Decide Up

We have nearly seen every little thing now. At this 12 months’s BMW Motorrad Days, along with many bike highlights, a real one-off – the BMW X7 Decide-up. The conversion from SUV to pickup was carried out by BMW Group vocational trainees in cooperation with the Idea Car Building and Mannequin Expertise divisions on the BMW Munich plant. In fact it’s primarily based on the BMW X7, and will get the 340 horsepower churning engine on the xDrive40i. The X7 decide up will get a handcrafted loading space boasting of fine-polished wooden end, a height-adjustable two-level air suspension and quite a few high-class gear particulars make this BMW X7 Decide-up a really perfect companion for the varied day-to-day makes use of and extra. On the loading bay stands a BMW F 850 GS and what a pair it makes; all set to go to the remotest of locations proper? (The....





the eccentricities and sudden gems

Not each automotive on show at this 12 months’s Competition of Pace was a supercar – and a few present stars weren’t even vehicles in any respect



Nice Wall Motors admits dropping $47 million in industrial dispute in Russia

🔊 Hearken to this   globaltimes.cn.- Nice Wall Motors – GWM, certainly one of China’s high carmakers, has admitted an enormous loss in a industrial dispute in Russia, however it claimed that this was an remoted incident that gained’t have any affect on the corporate’s plans and operations in that nation. Responding to latest reviews that GWM was defrauded of $58.four million by a Russian distributor, the corporate issued a clarification on Tuesday, saying that it had recorded 323 million yuan ($46.9 million) of dangerous money owed in 2017 arising from a industrial dispute with Russian automobile dealership. The quantity was equal to zero.33% of GWM’s complete income in 2018 and 6.32% of its revenue that yr. The industrial dispute won’t affect GWM’s operations in Russia, and Nice Wall Motors will absolutely defend its authorized rights and pursuits. GWM believes Russia’s judicial authorities will give honest remedy to the case,....





BMW CEO Harald Krueger To Step Down From Board

The Chairman of the Board of Administration of BMW AG, Harald Kruger, gave discover that he is not going to search a second time period of workplace. The Supervisory Board will tackle the matter of a successor throughout its subsequent assembly on 18 July 2019. Till a choice has been made, Harald Kruger will maintain his place as Chairman of the Board of Administration. Harald Kruger assumed the place of Chairman of the Board of Administration of BMW AG from Dr Norbert Reithofer on 13 Could 2015. Underneath his management, the corporate put ahead its new technique which enabled the BMW Group to actively form the transformation of the business and the transition in the direction of sustainable mobility of the long run. With the most important mannequin roll-out within the firm’s historical past, automobile deliveries reached new all-time highs, whereas on the similar time the corporate systematically expanded its....



Renault Megane RS Trophy-R 2019 overview

The Renault Megane RS Trophy-R, the most popular of Meganes, thrills like an excellent Megane ought to There are some pure driver’s vehicles that producers simply at all times get proper: I’m notably pondering GT Porsches, mid-engined Ferrari specials and excessive Renault Méganes.That is the newest of the Renaults, which is lately known as the Renault Mégane RS Trophy-R. And I’m completely happy to report the identical applies. Sigh. Time for an additional rejig of the ‘prime 10 greatest front-wheel-drive vehicles of all time’ checklist.It is a nice automobile. As common, Renault has chased a selected German lap time and, as common, discovered it (in 7min 40.1sec), so it’s the quickest front-wheel-drive manufacturing automobile on the Nürburgring. Nevertheless it’s the way in which the Trophy-R delivers its velocity moderately than the velocity itself that makes it so compelling.There’s much less weight, to the tune of 130kg, by numerous means, from thinning the rear....





high picks for beneath £2000

An outdated Mercedes S-Class actually might be your excellent observe day weapon You don’t want classic metallic or a flash new supercar to be a track-day star, simply one among these low-cost larrikins To the informal observer, they seem like worn-out wrecks. However the Autocar staff is aware of higher. These are 10 of probably the most entertaining, inexpensive used vehicles that might be a hoot on observe.  Low-cost however cheerful (nicely, till a wheel falls off), they’re a good way to know why, whenever you go to locations just like the Nürburgring, it’s drivers of outdated Volvo 340s and Citroën ZXs who’re laughing all the best way around the lap. And when it rains, think about how smug you’ll really feel overtaking a supercar in a £1500 Subaru.  Avoiding vehicles with overtly sporting pretensions and sticker costs above £2000, this ragtag bunch proves that little or no cash can....



Treser’s Legendary Historical past of Tuning Audi Vehicles

Slideshow: From improvement driver to mastermind Audi tuner.





Treser’s Legendary Historical past of Tuning Audi Automobiles

Slideshow: From improvement driver to mastermind Audi tuner.



New Excessive E electrical SUV racer launched at Goodwood

Spark Odyssey21 launches world electrically powered off-road racing sequence, based in partnership with System E An electrical off-road racing sequence, referred to as Excessive E, has been introduced at Goodwood, together with the automotive that can characteristic in it. The sequence, created in partnership with System E and its founders and set to start in 2021, is described as “a radical new racing sequence that can spotlight the impression of local weather change on among the world’s most fragile ecosystems and promote the adoption of electrical automobiles to assist protect the surroundings”. The ‘E-SUV’ unveiled at this time earlier than making an attempt the Goodwood hillclimb is named the Odyssey21. Mentioned to be constructed to resist the harshest situations around the globe, it makes use of a niobium-reinforced metal alloy tubular body, crash construction and roll cage, plus excessive winter and summer season tyres equipped by Continental. Its electrical motors put out a peak....





Lotus' First All-Electrical Hypercar To Be Referred to as Evija

Lotus has been teasing us with its upcoming all-electric hypercar and although we’ve not but received an opportunity to see it, atleast we all know its title. Lotus has chosen the Goodwood Competition of Pace to disclose the title of its new all-electric hypercar, and is asking on followers to go to its stand for an unique glimpse. Resulting from begin manufacturing in 2020, the world’s first British EV hypercar might be referred to as the Lotus Evija. As the primary main Lotus mannequin launch below the stewardship of Geely, the Evija might be showcased on the Goodwood Competition of Pace. Pronounced ‘ev-eye-a’ it means ‘the primary in existence’ or ‘the residing one’. Lotus Vehicles CEO Phil Popham stated, “Evija is the right title for our new automotive as a result of it is the primary hypercar from Lotus, our first electrical providing and is the primary new mannequin below....



VW ID R beats Goodwood hillclimb document - with video

Upgraded racer arrives contemporary from setting electrical Nordschleife document, beating Nick Heidfeld’s 1999 time by zero.5 seconds Volkswagen has damaged the outright hillclimb document at Goodwood Competition of Velocity with the 671bhp ID R electrical racer.  Recent from its document breaking efforts on the Nurburgring, the place it set the quickest lap ever for an electrical automobile with a time of 6min 05.336secs, the ID R has tackled the Goodwood hill in 41.18 seconds, beating Nick Hiedfeld’s earlier hill document of 41.6 seconds. The document for the Sussex course had stood since 1999, when Heidfeld set it on the wheel of a McLaren MP4/13 F1 automobile, though trendy F1 equipment is now not timed up the hill. All of the information from the Goodwood Competition of Velocity 2019 The 671bhp ID R broke the outright document on the Pikes Peak hill climb final 12 months, however wanted heavy modifications to deal with the 12.9-mile Nordschleife’s lengthy straights and quick corners. They included a new....





The 2020 Audi S8 Has Been Revealed with Delicate Hybrid V-Eight, However Does that Imply Extra Energy?

It’s been two years for the reason that new-generation Audi A8 went into manufacturing and the German agency lastly unveiled the next efficiency S8 mannequin. A alternative for the outdated S8 that was launched in 2015, the 2020 S8 combines the newest A8 design, sportier than earlier than, with the brand new expertise in the identical sedan, and a brand new drivetrain that brings collectively a V-Eight gasoline engine and a 48-volt mild-hybrid system.



Jaguar XE SV Venture eight Touring version proves its tempo at Goodwood

600bhp tremendous saloon swaps downforce-generating wing for extra delicate spoiler; simply 15 set for manufacturing Jaguar’s Particular Car Operations division gave the general public its first demonstration of the extra road-focused model of its hardcore XE SV Venture eight tremendous saloon on the 2019 Goodwood Pageant of Velocity. The limited-run Venture eight Touring swaps the adjustable carbonfibre wing of the unique automotive with a extra delicate fastened bootlid spoiler, with a splitter fitted to the entrance bumper to take care of aerodynamic steadiness. The Jaguar and stripe decals seen on the usual automotive at the moment are non-compulsory, for true Q automotive appears to be like. All of the information from the Goodwood Pageant of Velocity 2019 Energy nonetheless comes from a 5.Zero-litre supercharged V8, with 592bhp and 516bhp making it essentially the most highly effective highway automotive Jaguar has ever constructed. Acceleration efficiency stays unchanged, managing Zero-60mph in three.three seconds, however....





BAC Drops the Mono Hammer on the Goodwood Competition of Velocity

It’s been some time since we final heard from Briggs Automotive Firm, or because it’s extra popularly identified in automotive circles, BAC. Eight years after launching the psychological Mono road-legal sports activities automotive, BAC has saved a comparatively low profile. Effectively, there’s no higher time than the current to step out of the shadows and return to the auto scene with a bang. That’s precisely what BAC did with the revealing of the long-awaited, considerably already forgotten follow-up to the Mono. It’s known as the BAC Mono R, and it’s right here to take your soul. The Mono R is lighter, quicker, and stronger than the Mono, which is just about all you want to know concerning the automotive earlier than you dive deep into the way it was created. It’s additionally restricted to only 30 items, and worse, all 30 items are already accounted for. Even earlier than we....



207mph luxurious sports activities saloon on present at Goodwood

Rolls-Royce Ghost rival has an equal concentrate on driver engagement and passenger consolation The third-generation Bentley Flying Spur will symbolize a “quantum leap in expertise, efficiency and innovation” over its predecessor, in response to the Crewe-based maker.  Bentley hopes to determine itself because the chief within the ultra-luxury saloon market forward of the brand new Rolls-Royce Ghost’s arrival subsequent 12 months and says it has created a automotive that “maintains Bentley DNA” to attraction to loyal prospects whereas providing up to date design to entice a brand new era of patrons.  All of the information from the Goodwood Pageant of Pace 2019 The objective for the mannequin – which follows the Bentley Bentayga and Continental GT within the gross sales rankings and makes its public debut on the 2019 Goodwood Pageant of Pace – is to supply sports activities saloon agility paired with limousine refinement in order that it caters to....





BMW Unveils the Imaginative and prescient DC Roadster Electrical Bike

A Glimpse of the Future Via the Lens of the Previous Sometimes an announcement from everybody’s favourite Bavarian purveyor of motorrader can be heard far and extensive. This time nonetheless, the hills had been silent as BMW unveiled its Imaginative and prescient DC Roadster, a brand new entry into the electrical bike market.  The electrical gear had to slot in the identical area as its ICE predecessors BMW bikes are unmistakable of their design. The outstanding cylinders of their signature flat twin boxer motor create considered one of motorcycling’s most recognizable profiles. In 1923, design director Max Friz was introduced with a motor that left the rear cylinder liable to overheating. Incorporating a design that moved the cylinders outward and into the windstream proved profitable for cooling and the following R32 mannequin debuted the now iconic look. Greater than 90 years of firm heritage tied to that very element needed....



Cost Automotive brings electrified Ford Mustang to Goodwood

Reborn Mustang packs 469bhp Simply 499 examples of the modernised traditional muscle automotive can be produced, priced from £300,000 A brand new electrical Ford Mustang from London start-up Cost Automotive has made its debut on the Goodwood Competition of Pace.  The firm will produce 499 battery-powered examples of the long-lasting muscle automotive, utilizing formally licensed 1960s-style bodyshells. Costs will begin at £300,000. Fitted with a 64kWh battery pack and electrical motors producing 469bhp, the limited-edition mannequin is alleged to be considerably sooner than the V8-powered Mk1 Mustang upon which it is based mostly. Cost Automotive claims a prime velocity of 149mph and Zero-60mph time of four.0sec from its creation, with torque output rated at 885lb ft.  The electrical Mustang’s part-time four-wheel drive powertrain is equipped by EV know-how firm Arrival. It is claimed to have a spread of 200 miles and is able to 50kW DC charging. Additional particulars in regards to the mannequin stay scarce, however a personalised digital interface....





R8 LMS GT2 is Audi’s strongest buyer racer but

Aero upgrades and race exhaust liberate 640bhp from naturally aspirated V10 Audi is increasing its buyer racing programme to the rising GT2 class with the R8 LMS GT2. Based mostly on the R8 Spyder street automotive, the R8 LMS GT2 receives a set hard-top and excessive aerodynamic improve bundle, with a set rear wing and a roof-mounted air consumption. Mixed with a bespoke race exhaust system, it lets the 5.2-litre naturally aspirated V10 engine produce 640bhp, making it the model’s strongest buyer racer to this point. All of the information from the Goodwood Pageant of Pace 2019 The automotive, which made its world debut on the Goodwood Pageant of Pace, shares 55% of its internals with the R8 manufacturing automotive, however the physique has been considerably enlarged, with an 11cm wider entrance bumper and expansive bonnet vent, whereas the race-prepped inside has been bolstered with a roll cage and FIA-approved racing bucket....



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the very best of Aston Martin

The British marque is celebrating 70 years since first racing at Goodwood, and has introduced all method of steel to this yr’s Pageant of Velocity to have a good time



Premiere of the Audi R8 LMS GT2 at Goodwood Competition of Velocity

Fourth mannequin from Audi Sport buyer racing unveiled in entrance of enormous viewers Strongest buyer racing automobile with 470 kW (640 hp) Audi Sport buyer racing delivers fascination galore with the Audi R8 LMS GT2 on the Goodwood Competition of Velocity. Oliver Hoffmann, CEO of Audi Sport GmbH, Chris Reinke, Head of Audi Sport […] Extra »





Hyundai Kona

The Kona is Hyundai’s smallest crossover, a unusual wanting mannequin that was conceived to problem the established names within the subcompact area of interest like Mazda’s CX-Three, the Toyota C-HR, and the Honda HR-V. Beginning at little over $19,240, the Kona presents as much as 175 horsepower though the bottom engine is much much less highly effective. The design is, if something, divisive and the gas consumption is on par with what the rivals give you at 33 mpg freeway. Hyundai, like Citroen, is an adopter of the ’big-grille-and-narrow-headlights’ design language for a few of its crossover SUV fashions and you may see that within the facial features of the Kona that considerably mimics its a lot bigger brother, the eight-passenger Palisade. However that’s about as a lot as these two fashions share with the Kona being a funds providing, one thing you’ll see and really feel within the cabin,....



Citroen Ami One idea makes UK debut

Tiny, low-cost, low-tech EV is designed to be strong for a car-sharing future and might be pushed and not using a license Citroën’s tiny Ami One metropolis automotive idea has gone on show within the UK for the primary time on the Goodwood Pageant of Pace. The Ami One, which made its public debut on the Geneva motor present earlier this yr, is a two-seat present automotive that meets Europe’s quadricycle laws. Which means it’s lower than 1.5m extensive, has a prime pace of 28mph and weighs lower than 450kg. In consequence, it may be pushed and not using a driving licence in some nations.  The idea explores a few of the points going through makers of very small vehicles as customers flip to larger fashions or cease shopping for vehicles completely.  “The younger are linked to make use of, not possession,” stated Citroën’s senior vice-president of product and technique, Xavier Peugeot. “To....





VW ID R beats longstanding Goodwood hillclimb document - with video

Upgraded racer arrives recent from its demolition of the electrical Nordschleife document, beating Heidfeld’s 1999 time by zero.5 seconds Volkswagen has damaged the outright hillclimb document at Goodwood Pageant of Velocity with the 671bhp ID R electrical racer.  Recent from its victory on the Nurburgring, the place it claimed the all-time quickest lap for an electrical automotive with a time of 6min 05.336secs, the ID R has overwhelmed Nick Hiedfeld’s all-time document of 41.6 seconds up the Sussex hillclimb course, posting a time of 41.18 seconds. The document had stood since 1999, when Heidfeld set it on the wheel of a McLaren MP4/13 F1 automotive. All of the information from the Goodwood Pageant of Velocity 2019 The 671bhp ID R broke the outright document on the Pikes Peak hill climb final yr, however wanted heavy modifications to deal with the 12.9-mile Nordschleife’s lengthy straights and quick corners. They included a new F1-inspired aerodynamics bundle, which added a new rear wing, redesigned....



BMW’s subsequent CEO may revive an electrical automobile initiative amid assault from EVs like Tesla

BMW CEO Harald Krueger is leaving his submit because the German automaker’s chief government. In an replace on Friday, the corporate introduced that Krueger wouldn’t be searching for one other time period in his contract as CEO after it expires subsequent yr. A press launch from BMW famous that the Supervisory Board will probably be discussing Krueger’s alternative throughout a gathering on July 18, although a report from the Frankfurter Allgemeine newspaper, citing folks from inside the firm, claimed that manufacturing chief Oliver Zipse is the frontrunner to take over the CEO position.  This may probably translate to a possible revival, or at the very least an acceleration, of BMW’s push into electrical mobility. Krueger has acquired a good quantity of skepticism over his management of BMW over the previous years, significantly because of the firm shedding floor within the luxurious section to its most important rival, Daimler’s Mercedes-Benz, in....





The Audi R8 LMS GT2 Made its Official Debut in Goodwood

Audi made its presence recognized at this yr’s Goodwood Pageant of Velocity. Not solely did it exhibit traditional race vehicles, with present racing drivers on the helm, nevertheless it additionally confirmed off the way forward for Audi motorsport. The all-new Audi R8 LMS GT2 made its official debut in Goodwood and it’s a racing automobile for a racing class that doesn’t even exist simply but. The GT2 racing class will really start in 2020. In each Europe and North America, GT2 class racers will fill the hole between GT3 and GT4 vehicles. They’re extra informal racers than full-on GT3 vehicles however they’re extra track-focused and extra bespoke than GT4 vehicles. In accordance with Audi, a GT2 automobile is the type that “addresses gentleman drivers who’ve been the spine of GT racing for many years.” It’s basically a buyer race automobile for informal driver that need to take their automobile on....



Finest basic and historic vehicles

Goodwood has a protracted and various motoring historical past, and the collection of metallic on show at this yr’s Pageant celebrated all of it





Teenage Golfer Pressured to Select Between Cadillac ATS-V and $50,000 After Gap-in-One

One highschool golfer is both going to spend senior yr exhibiting as much as class in a 464-horsepower Cadillac ATS-V, or get a severe leg up on the school tuition/pupil debt recreation. And it is all because of a hole-in-one—his very first, apparently—he scored at a summertime charity golf occasion. From the Battle Creek Enquirer, 17-year-old Jack Kyger of Harper Creek Excessive College has the admittedly troublesome alternative of taking house a model new Cadillac ATS-V or $50,000. It was the prize for sinking the aptly named “Win a Cadillac” gap in only one stroke on the Gene Lewis Hughes Sr. Memorial Golf Outing, an occasion on the Battle Creek Nation Membership that raises cash for the native most cancers care middle. Cadillac lists the now-defunct ATS-V with a beginning value of $68,790. Not fairly as fancy because the $142,500 BMW M8 Competitors one professional participant received for getting an....



AMG Is Rewriting Guidelines Of Compact Automobiles With the Unbelievably Highly effective 2020 AMG CLA 45 & A45

Created within the Affalterbach pleasure home of AMG, the brand new 2020 Mercedes-AMG CLA 45 and the 2020 Mercedes-AMG A45 have change into probably the most potent cars powered by four-cylinder engines. With a “one man – one engine” philosophy, every Mercedes-AMG CLA 45 and A45 include a hand-made “M139” 2.Zero-liter engine able to delivering 382 horsepower or 416 horsepower (in its S model). Moreover, each vehicles characteristic an eight-speed, dual-clutch computerized transmission and a intelligent 4Matic+ all-wheel-drive system. So far as efficiency goes, I can let you know that the 2 vehicles that stormed up the Goodwood Hill yesterday can obtain 62 mph in three.9 seconds (A 45 S), four.Zero seconds (CLA 45 S and A 45), and four.1 seconds (CLA 45). Moreover, for those who pay for the AMG Driver’s Bundle, you’ll be able to unlock the utmost velocity of 168 mph (as a substitute of an ordinary....





Audi RS6 Avant caught cruising round

We’ve already seen the Audi S6 Avant, with its diesel-powered V6 engine and sharp trying. Whereas the previous is a bit disappointing, the later just isn’t. It’s a fantastic trying automobile. Such a disgrace that its diesel engine received’t create a noise to match. Nevertheless, there shall be an Audi RS6 Avant that may deliver even higher trying and will definitely be bringing a noise to match. Or will it? That RS6 has simply been caught cruising round on this new spy video and it sounds a bit quiet. On this spy video, we solely get a couple of transient glimpses of the next-gen Audi RS6 Avant on the transfer. Although, from what we are able to see, it seems superb; far more aggressive than the usual automobile however nonetheless comparatively understated. As all RS vehicles needs to be. Sadly, that’s about all we get to see and, extra importantly,....