The most exacting environmental compatibility requirements have been put in place throughout the value chain and for the full life cycle of the BMW iX. The car is currently in the final phase of its series development. At market launch – which will get underway at the end of 2021 – customers will be able to choose from two model variants: the BMW iX xDrive50 and BMW iX xDrive40. The BMW iX redefines the successful Sports Activity Vehicle (SAV) concept. It is the first model based on a new, modular, scalable toolkit on which the future of the BMW Group will be built. The development and production of the BMW iX follow an all-encompassing approach to sustainability involving compliance with strict environmental and social standards in the extraction of raw materials, plus the use of electricity from renewable sources and a high proportion of recycled materials in the mix.
Audi Q5 Sportback - Design clip
Dany Garand, Audi Exterior Designer, explains what makes the design of the Audi Q5 Sportback so special.
For Abarth, 2020 was a year of successes: in racing, the Abarth 124 rally won the FIA R-GT Cup – basically the Gran Turismo world championships – for the third year running. Italian and German F4 Championships powered by Abarth: a story of success and promotion of young talents continues. In the Italian F4 championship, the young Gabriele Minì was the first Italian to win in the competition’s history. Commercial successes, too: market share is up almost 50% compared to 2019, setting an all-time record, and the 595 Scorpioneoro and 595 Monster Energy Yamaha have reached 80% of sales outside the domestic Italian market. In addition to its road victories, the Abarth Digital Day won the brand the Guinness World Record™ for the largest digital gathering ever.
While the 2022 CT4-V Blackwing and CT5-V Blackwing will be officially revealed at DAYTONA were treated to a special sneak peek of both ultra-high performance sedans. Cadillac showed stirring nighttime driving footage as each vehicle raced around the track. Nods to the V-Series Blackwings’ racing inspiration were conveyed through 1950s footage of Cadillac racing at 24 Hours of Le Mans projected along stretches of the track and on the vehicles.