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The date of the premiere of the BMW i8 Roadster became known

The date of the premiere of the BMW i8 Roadster became known

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The Bavarian brand is not going to rest on its laurels after the recent presentation of the "hardcore" sedan M3 CS, and this month will introduce another new car. As reported by the portal Bmwblog, as part of its strategy for electrifying the lineup, BMW is going to present 25 electrified models by 2025, 12 of which will be fully electric. We are talking about the concept cars presented in Frankfurt, BMW i Vision Dynamics, i3 S, MINI Electric Concept, and also a brand-new car - the BMW i8 Roadster, based on the i8 Spyder Concept. The soft roof of the BMW i8 Roadster will fold in 14 seconds at speeds of up to 60 kilometers per hour, it is also known that the novelty will have a hybrid powerplant under the hood, which will increase in power compared to the coupe version from 362 to...
The Skoda Kodiaq GT cross coupe will be sold in Europe

The Skoda Kodiaq GT cross coupe will be sold in Europe

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The new Skoda will be the first in Europe mid-size SUV coupe outside the premium segment of the market. Initially, the upcoming novelty is planned - the Skoda Kodiaq GT cross coupe will be sold on the European market immediately after release. This is reported by Autocar with reference to the CEO of Skoda Bernhard Mayer. The reaction of European potential buyers surpassed the expectations of the Czech manufacturer, which initially decided to position its first crossover coupe only as a model for the Chinese market. The target date for the launch of this novelty in China is mid-2018. Recently even declassified slides from the Chinese brand presentation, where the cross-coupe is listed as Skoda Kodiaq GT. The Czechs have decided to give this sport a new name. "Customers expresse...
BMW 745e with a hybrid installation from X5 will be released in 2018

BMW 745e with a hybrid installation from X5 will be released in 2018

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The donor will be a plug-in hybrid X5 xDrive45e crossover. German automotive concern BMW is replacing the hybrid version of its flagship 740Le sedan with a more powerful one. The novelty with the index BMW 745e will appear in the next year. Specifications are not yet known, but the BMWBlog resource reports that the improved version can get more power. In February 2016, a hybrid sedan BMW 740Le in the body of the G12 was introduced. It was equipped with a two-liter four-cylinder engine with a turbo-supercharging power of 255 horsepower and an electric motor for 111 "horses" The total output of this powerplant was 322 horsepower and 500 Nm of torque. Now it will be replaced by a new system already embodied in the famous cross. Let's remind, that BMW X5 xDrive45e is completed wit...
Lamborghini will present a new model the other day

Lamborghini will present a new model the other day

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The Italian company has released the first image of its "supercar of the future". Lamborghini announced the premiere of the perfect new prototype on November 6 at the EmTech conference in Cambridge. There will be presented a concept, developed in conjunction with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. The company published a teaser in the official tweet. The manufacturer still keeps all the details in secret, but it became known earlier that Lamborghini is working on the next generation Huracan, which will become a plug-in hybrid. Italians are collaborating with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in the development of new composite materials, alternative energy sources and high-capacity batteries. It is assumed that the hybrid supercar brand will be released in 2022...
Tesla will unveil a truck on November 16

Tesla will unveil a truck on November 16

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The American company announced a new date for the presentation of its electric track. Company Tesla has published a new teaser of its truck, which announced the date of the premiere of the novelty - November 16 at the Tesla Design Center in Hawthorne, California. The event will begin at 7 pm Pacific Time. Recall, the date of the presentation was once already transferred - it was previously assumed that the truck will be presented on October 26. "It is worth seeing this beast personally. This is unrealistic", - Musk said at the time, inviting him to the presentation. By the way, the first image of the Tesla track was published back in April of this year. As expected, the truck will be equipped with several electromotors from Model 3, and the range of the machine will be about 3...
Infiniti has announced a new model

Infiniti has announced a new model

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The Japanese company will present the "most advanced" model in its history at the motor show in Los Angeles on November 28 . Infiniti published a teaser with the silhouette of a brand new car. Judging by the outlines, they will show us a station wagon or shooting brake, although it might be a sports coupe, and maybe even a cross-compartment. The manufacturer still keeps all the details in secret and all we have is a minimalistic sketch and a promise to show the "most advanced" car in the history of Infiniti. Most likely, we will see the concept, not the serial model, and, probably, equipped with an electrically powered power unit - hybrid or fully electric. Proceeding from the word "advanced", presumably, the novelty will receive some technologies of autonomous driving, which ...
New Subaru WRX and WRX STI will appear not earlier than 2020

New Subaru WRX and WRX STI will appear not earlier than 2020

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In March at the Motor Show in New York, the Japanese company has introduced a family of fifth-generation Impreza. And this gave rise in the hearts of fans of Subaru hopes on the rapid emergence of new sports car WRX and WRX STI. However, as it turned out, the new car on a modular platform SGP we see only in the next decade. Top managers of automotive little talked about plans to release new models. This time, one of the leading engineers Subaru, who spoke about the future car. He admitted in 2018 WRX and WRX STI expects the planned restyling and the next generation of the new modular platform SGP (Subaru Global Platform) arrives no earlier than four to five years. A year ago, the Japanese company reported that new cars can go as early as 2017 and will receive a hybrid powertrain -...
Mercedes-AMG will challenge Porsche Panamera

Mercedes-AMG will challenge Porsche Panamera

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To celebrate 50th anniversary of AMG division, which will be celebrated next year, Mercedes-Benz company will prepare a concept four-door sports car. New Mercedes-AMG will get the exterior of the model GT, which is based on the MRA platform. The technical component of a novelty will support 4-liter engine with capacity of 600 hp. German car will get all-wheel drive system with built-in 4Matic+ mode. It is noted that the engine will complement the dynamic supports. Transmission - only automatic AMG Speedshift MCT. The novelty will receive official support from head of Mercedes-AMG. Experts believe that the four-door coupe will be a worthy competition to the British foreign car Bentley Continental GT and the German sports car Porsche Panamera. It is expected that the novelty will re...
Kodiaq on trends wave: the coupe-shaped crossover Skoda coming to Europe

Kodiaq on trends wave: the coupe-shaped crossover Skoda coming to Europe

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Czech brand gives green light to new modification Kodiaq crossover with coupe-shaped styling and plans to sell it in the Old World. Now the main task for Skoda - find capacities. In questions of practicality and harmony of consumer properties Skoda cars can give odds very much, but in terms of emotion, they - not the brightest of the machine, of course, if it is not a sports version RS and powerful top versions. It is understood within the company and plan to make the brand more expressive. A sensuality and emotions now achieved a change in body silhouette. Head of Skoda Bernhard Mayer in an interview with the edition Auto Express has told about the promising SUV. The first information about the coupe shaped Kodiaq (in the picture a hypothetical shape) date back to the spring. But...
Mercedes-Benz Pickup: the official teaser

Mercedes-Benz Pickup: the official teaser

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Mercedes-Benz has recently confirmed that the debut of its new pickup will take place on October 25, but that this is still just a concept, it became known only this week. With the approaching date of the premiere of new items German automaker decided to to pamper all the fans of the brand first teaser pickup, which is rumored to be called GLT. The company also confirmed that the car will initially be presented in the form of a concept car and get an exterior design that resembles Nissan Nivara, which was taken as a basis. From the image hard to understand what a car would represent but some information can still get. Thus, it is clear that the four-door pickup will get the traditional body proportions for a model of this type, and stands behind the spoiler. According to rumors, t...