The generous feeling of space on board the new BMW X7 can be enjoyed across three rows of seats. The second row accommodates three passengers as standard and offers two particularly comfortable individual seats as an option. Heated comfort seats are provided as standard for the driver and front passenger. In European markets, BMW Individual Merino extended leather upholstery comes as standard. In other markets, standard specification includes seat surfaces in new Sensafin trim (not available in Europe). This high-quality, vegan surface material with leather-like properties has exclusive three-dimensional quilting and surface perforation. Together, the newly designed instrument panel – with its slim air vents and an ambient light bar included as standard in its lower section – and the BMW Curved Display bring a modern style shaped by progressive digitalisation to the cockpit. The innovative light bar complements the likewise standard ambient light. Its effective backlighting – with the help of LED units and a graphic including “X7” lettering (or the M logo in the new BMW X7 M60i xDrive) – is an integral element of the situation-based light effects and enhances the aura of exclusivity inside the cabin. The gear selector lever is also given a new and cutting-edge design.
Mercedes-Benz Plug-in-hybrid - Myth 2
Some say that a hybrid car consumes more fuel than a traditional non-electrified one. This is another of the many myths about electric mobility, but they are not always true. In the case of our test, a GLE 350 d was compared with a GLE 350 de. The system performance of both variants was directly comparable. However, the diesel plug-in hybrid variant of the GLE weighed 400 kg more than the conventional version due to the hybrid system and the relatively large battery pack. The test course was a 17km long stretch on a hilly course. Before the start of the test, the charge left in the plug-in hybrid was only 5%. The route was a combination of uphill and downhill sections with the highest elevation point at 600m. The plug-in hybrid variant of the GLE is equipped as standard with an automatic energy recovery function. Through this function, the SUV was able to recharge on downhill runs. Battery charge returned to 5% after dropping to 1%. After finishing the 17km test run, the plug-in hybrid is back to 5% charge, making fuel consumption directly comparable. The fuel consumption of the non-hybrid GLE was 9.4 liters and the plug-in hybrid consumed only 7.2 liters. There was a 25% difference in fuel consumption, breaking the myth that plug-in hybrids consume more than non-hybrid cars
All new Macan models have significantly more power. The Macan comes with a newly developed inline four-cylinder turbo engine that delivers 265 PS, while the 2.9-litre biturbo engine produces 380 PS in the Macan S and 440 PS in the Macan GTS. The new 440 PS Macan GTS featuring sports air suspension and the optional GTS Sport package with exclusive equipment, is the dynamic flagship of the product line. The Porsche Advanced Cockpit with modern display and operating concept includes a new centre console with a high-quality glass look and touch-sensitive surface. The comprehensively enhanced interior includes new equipment packages, new materials and new steering wheels from the 911.
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