Rally driver of the century. Best rally driver of all time. Driver of the millennium. Even the late, great Niki Lauda called him a “genius on wheels”! Who else could it be but Walter Röhrl, former Opel works rally driver, double world champion rally driver and multiple winner of the famous Monte Carlo Rally, who today celebrates his 75th birthday. However, titles like these leave the Bavarian motorsports icon stone cold. All he ever wanted to do was prove that he was simply the best rally driver in the world. “My aim was to show that I can win in any car,” said Röhrl in the book Opel Motorsport mit Tradition. And his life’s ambition was to win the Monte Carlo Rally, which he achieved in four different cars.
BMW #NEXTGen 2020 - Deep Dive E-Drive
The BMW Group's consistent pursuit of new paths is demonstrated, among other things, by its cooperation agreements. For example, previous engineering tools were no longer sufficient for the complex requirements of the BMW iX. This was one of the reasons why BMW contacted Epic Games as early as 2015 and shortly afterwards became the first automobile manufacturer to introduce a mixed reality system in vehicle development, consistently developed from components of the computer games industry. It is based on the so-called Unreal Engine 4 from Epic Games.
Following the Q3 Sportback and the e-tron Sportback, Audi now presents its third crossover utility vehicle, or CUV: the Q5 Sportback. This coupé with dynamic lines addresses customers who appreciate not just an expressive design and technical innovation but also a sporty character and a high level of everyday usability. Topping the line is the SQ5 Sportback TDI. Its three-liter TDI offers concentrated power of 251 kW (341 PS) and 700 Nm (516.3 lb-ft) of torque.