Kia has announced the equipment details and prices of the Kia Stinger, which has been revised for model year 2021. In future it will only be offered in the all-wheel drive GT version, whose 272 kW (370 PS) 3.3-liter V6 twin turbo gasoline engine catapults the luxury sports sedan to 100 km / h in 4.9 seconds. The Kia Stinger 3.3 T-GDI AWD automatic is fully equipped as standard and costs from 56,440.34 euros. As usual with the brand, the 7-year Kia manufacturer's warranty and the 7-year Kia navigation map update are included in the purchase price. The new model year can be ordered immediately, with delivery starting at the end of November.
Porsche - Soul-searching in the 911 Speedster
People who know me know that my passion is for old cars: classic Porsche models in particular. Yet here I am: at the foot of the Großglockner mountain range in Austria, standing next to a 911 Speedster from the 991 series, complete with Heritage package. I’m surrounded by a group of “other” 911 cars, most of them from the air-cooled model years. My 356 from 1961 is in good condition, but is tuned uncompromisingly for engine speed and is equipped with gear ratios that are nearly 60 years old. The very idea of driving hundreds of kilometres over fast mountain stages, as is planned for the next few days, and doing so without damage, is – to put it mildly – optimistic. Luckily, I have a different set of wheels for the job …
The BMW i4 is a fully electric 4 door Gran Coupé and will enter the market during the course of 2021, including a BMW M Performance model. Its refined balance of BMW typical sportiness, comfort and sustainable performance are unique in its segment. The BMW i4 model line will be available in different versions covering ranges of up to 590km (WLTP) and up to 300 miles (EPA). With a power output of up to 390kW / 530HP the BMW i4 can accelerate from zero to 100km/h in around 4 seconds.
Nissan presents details of the meticulous vehicle testing programme behind Ariya's unparalleled levels of performance, comfort and control, designed to optimise the driving experience on roads worldwide. Tested extensively by a team of veteran engineering experts at Nissan's proving ground in Hokkaido, Japan, each element from acceleration performance and sharp handling to overall quietness and ride comfort has been carefully reviewed and refined. The rigorous development regime uses a global approach to best meet the needs of drivers from around the world. For example, the winding tarmac at the Hokkaido proving ground is designed to simulate roads commonly found in other regions including Europe. For further assessment and added customer reassurance, Ariya is also tested locally to demonstrate the vehicle's performance capabilities in European driving environments such as tight corners, fast motorways and mountain roads. Nissan's vehicle assessment specialists in Japan and the research and development technicians at Nissan Technical Centre in Cranfield, UK work together to share insights and make adaptations suitable for the European region and compliant with regulations.