BMW M GmbH is refreshing the high-performance models of the Sports Activity Vehicle BMW X3 and the Sports Activity Coupé BMW X4 two years after their launch. In addition to new design features drawn from the BMW X3 and BMW X4, which have likewise been revised, along with M specific changes and a new operating concept, the new BMW X3 M Competition and the new BMW X4 M Competition also offer increased pulling power. The most powerful BMW in-line 6-cylinder petrol engine with a peak output of 375 kW/510 hp – now also used in other BMW M models – has a maximum torque which has been increased by 50 Nm to 650 Nm, enabling a 0.3-second improvement in the time required for the standard sprint from 0 to 100 km/h to 3.8 seconds. This puts the BMW X3 M Competition and the BMW X4 M Competition on a par with high-performance sports cars. The top speed is electronically cut off at 250 km/h. This limit is raised to 285 km/h in conjunction with the optional M Driver’s Package. The market launch of the new models is due to start in August 2021.
The new Mercedes-Benz S-Class - The interior design
In the interior of the S-Class, modern luxury reaches the next level. The designers have created a feel-good atmosphere with a lounge character that is characterized by elegance, high quality and lightness. With its new architecture, modern surface design and ergonomic display arrangement, the instrument panel is a highlight. The aim and aspiration of the Mercedes-Benz interior designer was to bring digital and analog luxury into harmony in the interior. It has always been easy to travel and work in an S-Class. With the new generation, the interior has completely developed into a “third place”, a refuge between home and work. Almost all comfort dimensions of both variants, the S-Class with short and long wheelbase, on the front and rear seats have been improved. The feeling of space is correspondingly generous
The all-new 2022 Volkswagen Golf R is expected to arrive late this year will offer more power than any Golf R to date, with 315 horsepower and 310 pound-feet of torque. To ensure that power gets to the road properly, Volkswagen engineers have designed a new 4Motion® all-wheel-drive system with rear-axle torque vectoring. This serves as the foundation for the updated handling abilities of the Golf R, delivering a new level of performance for its category. The standard 4Motion all-wheel-drive systems in the prior Golf R can send up to 50 percent of the engine’s total power to the rear axle. The differential from the 4Motion drive system normally transfers the power in a 50:50 ratio via a multi-plate clutch to the left and the right-hand rear wheels, even as the differential lets them rotate at different speeds when cornering. The new torque vectoring system in the 2022 Golf R uses a rear differential with two multiplate clutches that can now distribute up to 100 percent of the rear torque to an individual rear wheel. This system is designed to decide how to apportion power between the wheels based on speed, power application, yaw and other factors. In a typical corner, the system can direct more power to the wheel on the outside of the curve in a matter of milliseconds, reducing the cornering radius.
The Range Rover Evoque will receive a whole series of innovations for the 2021 model year, especially in the engine compartment and in the field of connectivity. The whole thing is crowned by a new top model: the Range Rover Evoque Autobiography, which gives the character of the successful premium SUV of the compact class even more elegance and luxury. The innovations in the coming model year of the Evoque include new engines with plug-in and mild hybrid technology - a new 1.5 liter Ingenium three-cylinder petrol engine and two equally new 2.0 liter diesel units. Various new technologies continue to find their way into the Range Rover Evoque, such as the highly developed Pivi infotainment system or a new filter system for the interior air. The parade of novelties is rounded off with the chic special model Range Rover Evoque Nolita. The 2021 generation Range Rover Evoque can be ordered now and will be available from the beginning of 2021. The list of recommended retail prices (including 16% VAT) starts at 37,894 euros for the D150 FWD with manual transmission, the plug-in hybrid is available as an AWD with automatic transmission and the higher “S” equipment for 54,563 euros Leasing offer is available without down payment from 382 euros per month with a 3-year term and an annual mileage of a maximum of 10,000 km.