Production for the 2023 Cadillac LYRIQ begins in spring 2022 at GM’s Spring Hill, Tennessee, assembly facility, which received a $2 billion investment to support EV production. An additional $2.3 billion is being invested in an all-new battery cell manufacturing plant at Spring Hill. LYRIQ will be built alongside other Cadillac SUVs, as part of the brand’s strategy to balance EV and ICE vehicle production during the transition to an all-electric future. At launch, LYRIQ will be offered in the exclusive well-equipped Debut Edition, available with advanced technologies and stirring performance enabled by its dedicated electric architecture. A 12-module, 100.4 kilowatt-hour battery pack and a rear-wheel Utium Drive unit deliver a GM estimated 340 horsepower and 440 Nm of torque and a GM-estimated range of 300 miles on a full charge.
The first new Bentley Blower in 90 years
After 40,000 hours of work, Bentley Mulliner has today completed the first new Bentley Blower in 90 years with the delivery of the pre-production vehicle, the prototype for the Blower remake. This highly exclusive small series of 12 customer vehicles - all already sold - is manufactured according to the design drawings and with the tools that were used for the original four blowers, which were built in the late 1920s and used in races by Sir Henry "Tim" Birkin. Specifically, Bentley's own team car (chassis HB 3403, engine SM 3902, license plate UU 5872 - team vehicle no. 2) served as a template for the so-called Continuation Series. Each component was scanned by laser as part of a detailed complete restoration. Based on this data, 1,846 individual parts were designed and handcrafted to produce the new blower. 230 of these parts are actually assemblies - one of them the engine - so that the total number of parts is several thousand if you include fasteners and parts of the interior trim. All parts and assemblies were manufactured by a project team of engineers, craftsmen and technicians from Bentley Mulliner in collaboration with various British specialists and suppliers
When the BMW Group was planning its all-new Driving Simulation Centre, the technology the company decided to use included supercapacitors, direct drive with linear motors and 360-degree projectors. At the same time, the entire planning process was made customer-centric. The outcome is a Driving Simulation Centre that sets new standards. Building work in Munich began in 2018 and the new Driving Simulation Centre will be put into operation gradually. Here, the BMW Group is turning the most progressive concept in the automotive industry into reality. The company is creating every opportunity for its vehicle research and development engineers to simulate and test the product requirements of the future under realistic conditions.
One of the first U.S. LEAF owners, Shannon Monroe still owns the LEAF he purchased in 2010. The LEAF’s unique benefits is what attracted the Monroe to the LEAF. However, its durability, low maintenance needs and not having to pay for gas has kept it as his daily driver.