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Day: March 20, 2018

BMW will stop the production of gasoline versions of the 7 Series for one year

BMW will stop the production of gasoline versions of the 7 Series for one year

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While around the world the turbodiesel is associated with the greatest harm to the environment, BMW is forced to improve gasoline engines to meet new environmental standards. The new requirements of WLTP and RDE standards for the level of harmful substances in exhaust gases will cause BMW to stop producing gasoline versions of the 7 Series in the bodies G11 and G12 for the European market. This is reported by the resource BMW Blog with reference to the representative of the German manufacturer. This is a modification of the representative sedan 740i, 750i with a short and long base, as well as M760Li. The automaker will upgrade the exhaust gas purification system. The WLTP (Worldwide Harmonized Test Procedure for Passenger Cars) has been standardized since September 2017 for a...
Jeep and Mopar built seven concepts for the next safari

Jeep and Mopar built seven concepts for the next safari

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At the end of this month in the United States will be held a traditional annual safari, in which new concepts will take part. Jeep and Mopar built seven special SUVs together, which will take part in the 52nd Easter Safari, scheduled for the end of March in the town of Moab, Utah. Five concepts are based on a new generation of Wrangler, one on Renegade and one on Wagoneer. The concept of the Jeep 4Speed ​​is based on the versions of Pork Chop (2011) and Stitch (2013). Engineers have facilitated a standard SUV, installing carbon hoods and wings, as well as aluminum perforated footboards. The car's clearance is increased by 51 mm, Dana 44 bridges with a 4.10 gear ratio and 18-inch wheels with BF Goodrich Mud Terrain off-road tires are installed. The 4Speed ​​version is equipped wit
New and old BMW M550d compared in the acceleration to 250 km/h

New and old BMW M550d compared in the acceleration to 250 km/h

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The Internet has a video that compares the dynamics of the "charged" BMW M550d sedan of the current generation with its predecessor. The video is placed on the channel AutoTopNL on YouTube. During the comparative test of cars, the new modification of the hot sedan could accelerate to 260 kilometers per hour, while the BMW M550d of the previous generation scored only 251 kilometers per hour. Sedan BMW M550d current generation is equipped with a three-liter turbodiesel with four turbines. The output of the unit is 400 horsepower and 760 Nm of torque. According to official data, the sedan with this engine is accelerated from a place to a hundred kilometers per hour in 4.4 seconds. The model of the last generation was equipped with an engine with three superchargers. The engine power...
Formula-1 got the fastest and most powerful safety car

Formula-1 got the fastest and most powerful safety car

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The new car of safety of the Formula-1 was the supercar Mercedes-AMG GT R, replacing in this role AMG GT S. The novelty is the fastest and most powerful car of all that was ever used for these purposes in the world championship. The safety car of Formula-1 is equipped with carbon-ceramic brakes, special stickers, safety cage, and also warning lamps on the roof, which are installed on a carbon stand of special aerodynamic shape. Inside AMG GT R there are two tablet PCs iPad. One of them shows the broadcast, and the second - the schematic position of the cars on the track. The car also received a radio for communication with the direction of the race. Coupe Mercedes-AMG GT R is equipped with a four-liter Biturbo motor V8, the output of which is 585 horsepower and 700 Nm of torqu...
Police have destroyed the confiscated Ferrari

Police have destroyed the confiscated Ferrari

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Sports car Ferrari 458 Spider for 280 000 dollars was crushed on a dump by means of a crane. The owner of the car claims that this happened by mistake In the UK, policemen have decided to take an example from their Australian colleagues and destroyed the confiscated sports car Ferrari 458 Spider. Video of the landfill where a $ 280,000 sports car was crushed with a crane was published by former owner of Zahid Khan car on Facebook. According to Daily Mail, the Ferrari 458 Spider was confiscated by the police last April in Birmingham. As the driver himself explained, he had no documents with him on the car, and law enforcement officials suspected that the sport car had been stolen. After that, the car was delivered to the parking lot. According to Khan, he bought a sports car at...
New Toyota Supra and BMW Z4 will be released in one factory

New Toyota Supra and BMW Z4 will be released in one factory

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German and Japanese experts jointly develop a chassis for the new generation of sports cars from 2014 The company Toyota has decided on the place of production of its new sports car, which is positioned as a successor to the Supra. The machine will go off the production line of Magna Steyr, which is located in Graz (Austria). At the same plant will be assembled and single-platform sports car BMW Z4. This is reported by Automotive News referring to a source who is familiar with the situation. He explained that German and Japanese experts are jointly developing a chassis for the new generation of sports cars since 2014. As for the flagship sports car Toyota, its production should begin in the first half of next year. The car will be sold under a new subbrand of Gazoo Racing. Thanks...
Lotus spoke about his first crossover

Lotus spoke about his first crossover

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Lotus is finalizing its first crossover history design. This is reported by Autocar with reference to the head of the brand Jean-Marc Galez. It is expected that the appearance of the novelty will not be much different from the concept, which was depicted in patent images, published earlier. According to the top manager, the weight of the car will not exceed two tons. The main rivals of the car he sees in Maserati Levante and Porsche Macan. It is expected that the crossover will be built on the SPA platform already used by Volvo XC90 and XC60, In the motorized range of new items will include four-cylinder petrol engines. Also, according to Gales, the hybrid modification of the crossover is expected. The total power of such a car will exceed 400 horsepower. The machine will be asse...
Tesla can not handle Model 3 production due to defective parts

Tesla can not handle Model 3 production due to defective parts

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Tesla's problems with access to the planned production volume of the most affordable electric car in the range - Model 3 - are associated with a large number of defective parts. The CNBC channel reports this with reference to current and former employees of the manufacturer's factory in Fremont. According to one Tesla engineer, about 40 percent of incoming spare parts do not meet the initial specification. Their testing and the need for recovery are precisely the cause of the delay in the production of Model 3. Sometimes the company is forced to transport parts to the recovery center, which is 80 kilometers from the main production site. Now the manufacturer has attracted an additional staff of engineers and technicians who are engaged in repairs directly on the assembly line. ...
BMW will make the fastest racing drone

BMW will make the fastest racing drone

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BMW has entered into an agreement with the founders of the world Drone Racing League (DRL) drone race, in which the brand will develop the world's fastest racing quadcopter. In addition, one of the stages of the series will be held at the BMW Welt Exhibition Center. According to the head of the department of innovative marketing Jorg Reymann, a partnership with DRL will allow the company to try itself in a new format of competitions, using the experience gained in the development of racing cars. In particular, we are talking about developments in the field of high-performance materials and digital technologies. New quadrocycles will be tested at the BMW Aerodynamic Testing Center with the involvement of the necessary specialists and engineers. The goal is to beat the speed record...
Tesla Model X and Chevrolet Camaro played a tug of war

Tesla Model X and Chevrolet Camaro played a tug of war

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On the Internet there was a video showing the Tesla Model X electric crossover race and the third-generation Chevrolet Camaro sports coupe. The clip has been published on the Tesla Trip Youtube channel. The experiment was conducted on a deserted road in the USA. The video shows that the heavy electric all-wheel drive crossover leaves no chance for a much lighter rear-wheel drive sports car. Previously, similar experiments were carried out in Norway. In one, the Tesla Model X resisted the Toyota Land Cruiser Prado SUV with a 2.8-liter diesel engine developing 173 hp and 470 Nm. In another video, the rival of the electric car was the 315-strong Hummer H2.