Conceived from the outset for purely electric mobility, the iX sees BMW redefining the successful Sports Activity Vehicle (SAV) concept. With its completely newly developed, precise and minimalist design, the BMW iX is the first representative of a trailblazing generation of cars poised to redefine the driving experience, the feeling of space inside and the relationship between vehicles and those on board. The BMW iX harnesses the latest innovations in the fields of electrification, automated driving and connectivity to deliver a mobility experience which puts people more than ever at its heart. To this end, its design has been developed from the inside out. The BMW iX has been created to provide quality of life and wellbeing for drivers and passengers. The clear and minimalist design of its exterior showcases a new form of mobility geared squarely to the needs of the vehicle’s occupants. Its interior offers those on board innovative options for using the time during a journey – and enjoying relaxation, safety, security, and a new form of luxury in the process.
The new Skoda OCTAVIA RS iV with plug-in hybrid drive
A new era is beginning for the sporty ŠKODA RS family: the ŠKODA OCTAVIA RS iV with plug-in hybrid drive is now available to order from ŠKODA dealers in Germany. Prices for the sustainably sporty top model start at 42,267 euros including 16 percent VAT, while the OCTAVIA COMBI RS iV is available from 42,949 euros. At the start of ordering, customers can order the special FIRST EDITION model at the same price, which with its extended equipment offers a price advantage of €1,375 over a standard OCTAVIA RS iV. In the OCTAVIA RS iV, a 1.4 TSI gasoline engine with 110 kW (150 hp) output and an 85 kW (115 hp) electric motor combine their power to produce a system output of 180 kW (245 hp). Maximum torque in this configuration reaches an impressive 400 Nm. The compact sports car with plug-in hybrid drive realizes the sprint from 0 to 100 km/h in 7.3 seconds, the top speed is set at 225 km/h. The OCTAVIA RS iV and OCTAVIA COMBI RS iV achieve these dynamic performance levels in a particularly efficient and clean manner: The combined standard consumption of the coupe-like sedan is just 1.2 l/100 km (combined power consumption 11.2 kWh/100 km), while the spacious station wagon makes do with 1.5 l/100 km (combined power consumption 11.4 kWh/100 km) according to NEDC. Both iV variants of the sporty top model meet the Euro 6d-ISC-FCM (AP) emissions standard."
The BMW iX is ready for series production and is due to arrive on the world’s roads from November 2021. The BMW Group’s new technology flagship combines locally emission-free driving pleasure, sporting agility and a compelling operating range with a character profile dedicated squarely to sustainability. With its trailblazing design and an interior devoted to luxurious spaciousness, the BMW iX embodies a fresh new take on the Sports Activity Vehicle (SAV) concept. Conceived from the outset for purely electric mobility, this model is based on a new toolkit for the future, whose vast potential for innovations in the areas of automated driving, operation, connectivity and digital services translates into a premium mobility experience unparalleled in this segment.
Available on new Focus for the first time, next-generation SYNC 4 – supported by a largest-in-segment 13.2-inch centre screen – enables cloud-connected navigation and connected voice control with natural language understanding. In addition, the technology allows Ford Power-Up software updates, available over the air to improve functionality over time. Features and services including SecureAlert, Stolen Vehicle Services and Local Hazard Information are also available via FordPass Connect. Electrified EcoBoost Hybrid 48-volt mild hybrid powertrains enhance efficiency, refinement and fun-to-drive, available for the first time with a seven-speed dual-clutch Powershift automatic option that makes light work of driving in city and stop-start traffic while complementing the hybrid powertrain’s electrically-boosted performance. A suite of next-generation driver assistance technologies includes Blind Spot Assist, Intersection Assist, and Adaptive Cruise Control with Stop & Go, Speed Sign Recognition and Lane Centring. A new iteration of Ford’s “human-centric” design philosophy brings greater confidence and boldness to the Focus exterior in five-door and wagon bodystyles, with new bonnet profiles, LED headlights and a more distinctive approach to Titanium, ST-Line and Active variants. Each gains unique styling elements that express their individual personalities, with an available X pack bringing high specification, and expanded Vignale pack availability delivering ultimate luxury and exclusive design features. Ford also has revealed the new Focus ST – powered by a 280 PS 2.3-litre EcoBoost petrol engine – featuring all-new Performance Seats and bold exterior design that further emphasises its high-performance character.