Conceived from the outset for purely electric mobility, the iX sees BMW redefining the successful Sports Activity Vehicle (SAV) concept. With its completely newly developed, precise and minimalist design, the BMW iX is the first representative of a trailblazing generation of cars poised to redefine the driving experience, the feeling of space inside and the relationship between vehicles and those on board. The BMW iX harnesses the latest innovations in the fields of electrification, automated driving and connectivity to deliver a mobility experience which puts people more than ever at its heart. To this end, its design has been developed from the inside out. The BMW iX has been created to provide quality of life and wellbeing for drivers and passengers. The clear and minimalist design of its exterior showcases a new form of mobility geared squarely to the needs of the vehicle’s occupants. Its interior offers those on board innovative options for using the time during a journey – and enjoying relaxation, safety, security, and a new form of luxury in the process.
The new Dacia Sandero - New Dacia Sandero remains Germany's cheapest new car
The completely newly developed Dacia Sandero maintains its top position as Germany's cheapest new car: at an attractive entry-level price of 8,490 euros, the compact five-door model will offer a striking design, high active and passive safety levels, more comfort details and the latest infotainment equipment from January. The Sandero Stepway crossover variant will become even more distinctive thanks to independent SUV elements and will be available in future from 11,390 Euro. The third model generation of the Dacia Sandero reaches a new level and offers extensive comfort and safety details already from the entry-level version Access SCe 65. External features include the brand-typical light signature with low beam and daytime running light in LED design. The electric power steering, electric windows for the driver and front passenger and the height-adjustable steering wheel provide significantly more comfort. In addition, the model already has the radio pre-equipment with integrated smartphone holder. The safety level has also been significantly enhanced and, from the basic version upwards, includes Active Emergency Brake Assist, windowbags, emergency call function and LED low beam. The drive is provided by the economical 1.0-liter three-cylinder SCe 65 with 49 kW/67 hp, which is homologated according to the new Euro 6d-Full emissions standard and is combined in the Dacia Sandero with the proven 5-speed manual transmission.
The Lamborghini Huracán Tecnica made its dynamic premiere on both road and circuit in Valencia, Spain at the end of June, putting the handling and performance of the latest Lamborghini Huracan model to the test in all environments. The three souls of this super sports car – easy every-day driving; sporty fun-to-drive; and high-performing track-day car - were explored in downtown Valencia, on the Spanish mountain roads and on the Circuit Ricardo Tormo. The Tecnica’s unique characteristics deliver a sporty, lifestyle super sports car for both road and track. The Tecnica takes the engine and track prowess of the Huracan STO to deliver a rear-wheel drive car with rear-wheel steering, alongside a 10kg weight reduction; a power increase of 30 CV; improved aerodynamics; rear downforce increased by 35%; and drag reduced by 20%, compared to the Huracan EVO rear-wheel drive model.
With the BMW i Vision Circular, the BMW Group is demonstrating the consistent design of a car according to the principles of a circular economy. The overall design goal of this visionary vehicle was to create a vehicle that is optimized for closed material cycles and achieves a rate of 100% recycled materials or 100% recyclability. In addition to bio-based and certified raw materials, materials that have already passed through a product life cycle – so-called secondary materials – are used for this purpose. This also applies to the energy storage system: The solid-state battery of the BMW i Vision Circular is 100% recyclable and almost completely made from recycled materials. At the same time, it will achieve a considerably higher energy density with significantly fewer of the most valuable resources. “We have included circularity in our concept right from the start when designing the BMW i Vision Circular. That's why this visionary vehicle is full of innovative ideas that combine sustainability with new and inspiring aesthetics – we call this approach Circular Design,” explains Adrian van Hooydonk, Head of BMW Group Design. Circular Design is based on the four principles RE:THINK, RE:DUCE, RE:USE and RE:CYCLE.