The first series-produced BMW i4 has today rolled off the production lines at BMW Group Plant Munich. The company’s home plant now manufactures all drive variants on a single assembly line. “For the plant and team, the launch of the BMW i4 is a milestone on the road to electric mobility,” said Milan Nedeljković, BMW AG Board Member for Production. “By 2023 more than half of all vehicles from our Munich facility will have an electrified drive. The majority will be fully electric. So Munich goes fully electric.” Setting up production of the fully electric BMW i4 in the confines of the almost 100-year-old plant, the conversion and installation of systems proved particularly challenging. “We succeeded in integrating the new vehicle into our existing systems without halting production. The team and our partners did an amazing job,” added Peter Weber, Director of BMW Group Plant Munich. Space constraints notwithstanding, existing systems were removed, and new ones installed and ramped up. “Our bodyshop is a shining example of intelligent, efficient integration. Most of the new production processes for the BMW i4 can be carried out on the existing bodyshop systems,” Weber explained.
The CUPRA Formentor - The modern symbiosis of sports car and SUV
"The CUPRA Formentor is the first vehicle that CUPRA designed and developed from the ground up. An icon that skilfully combines exclusivity and innovation with an intuitive and dynamic driving experience. The strong character The look of the CUPRA Formentor underlines its diversity and emotionality. To emphasize its sportiness, the CUPRA Formentor is lower, with the visual focus on the rear spoiler. At the same time, the dynamic proportions of the vehicle are emphasized by its stretched bonnet. With a total of nine powerful and efficient drives, including two powerful plug-in hybrid versions, its comprehensive connectivity functions and modern safety and comfort systems, the sporty crossover coupé is state-of-the-art. The CUPRA Formentor is the first CUPRA model to be built from scratch in the Work of the brand was designed, developed and manufactured in Martorell. Delivery is planned for the end of October 2020. "
A car designed to arouse emotions and show the way forward for the brand, the new Vauxhall Mokka is the first to wear the new brand face, the Vauxhall Vizor. The same goes for the redesigned Opel Blitz lightning bolt emblem and the centrally aligned model name at the rear. The new Mokka is also the first Vauxhall with the Pure Panel and a fully digitised cockpit. In addition, it is the first Vauxhall available at the start of the sales with electric drive as well as highly efficient combustion engines. The new Vauxhall Mokka can be ordered now at an attractive entry-level price of €19,990 (all prices RRP including VAT in Germany).
Elantra N is powered by a 2.0-liter turbo flat power engine with a 52-mm turbine wheel, which is 5 mm larger in diameter than before, and a 12.5-mm turbine passage with an area increased by 2.5 mm. These enhancements, along with the optimization of the shape and material of the cylinder lock, improve both the performance and durability of the engine. As a result, the flat power technology maintains the maximum output from about 5,500 rpm for brisk acceleration. Elantra N’s flat power engine is mated with an 8-speed wet dual clutch transmission (DCT), delivering maximum output of 280 horsepower (ps) and maximum torque of 40 kgf·m. With N Grin Shift (NGS), the boost pressure increases, temporarily enhancing output up to 290 ps. As a result, Elantra N achieves a top speed of 250 km/h and runs 0-100 km/h in just 5.3 seconds.