The possible uses of game technology and virtual reality applications are manifold in the automotive sector. The BMW Group, the first automotive company together with Epic Games to define and structure an enterprise licence for the industrial use of Unreal Engine, designed a self-developed mixed reality system. This is consistently used and expanded in vehicle development. The BMW iX is the first car that has been developed using the game engine we modified for our purposes. BMW’s use of Unreal Engine is invaluable, especially in the strategic innovation fields. You can very quickly create 3D renderings, for example, that take account of light effects and light reflections on different materials, among other things. But most importantly, it allows the functional and user experience to be brought to life and implemented in real time at a very early development stage. These advantages led to the early development of the technology into a global platform.
The Audi Q2 - even more concise at the front and rear - the exterior design
"The Audi Q22 is a robust, sporty all-rounder, as its design suggests at first glance: It appears sporty, stretched and powerful at the same time, it has rough edges The compact SUV measures 4.21 meters in length, 17 millimeters more than before, with a wheelbase of 2.60 meters, a width of 1.79 meters and a height of 1.54 meters have remained unchanged. The drag coefficient with sports suspension is 0.31 - a top result in the small SUV class. The Audi designers have now also applied the polygon motif, which already shaped the front and the shoulder line, to the rear transferred: The bumper integrates an angularly drawn diffuser insert with large pentagons on both sides. The front has also been modified, the areas under the headlights are more concise. The large, indicated air inlets - also pentagons g - look even more expressive, especially in the optional S line equipment line. The octagonal single frame is a little lower than before, which makes the front section appear wider. There are five new colors in the paint fan of the renewed Audi Q2: Apple green is celebrating its brand premiere, while Manhattan gray, Navarra blue, arrow gray and turbo blue are new for the compact SUV. The blades on the C-pillars are either in the same color as the car or in black, gray and silver tones, they are also optionally available in real carbon. "
The in-line 6-cylinder engine in the BMW X3 M Competition and BMW X4 M Competition now features the forged lightweight crankshaft of the BMW M3 and M4 models. Its extremely torsion-resistant design enables transmission of the particularly high torque, while its low weight and reduced rotating masses also benefit the engine’s revving power. The in-line 6-cylinder engine’s racetrack-proven cooling system is designed to enable an exceptionally high level of output and includes two laterally positioned radiators in addition to the central one. There is also an additional engine oil cooler and a separate transmission oil cooler. BMW M GmbH motor racing expertise is also evident in the design of the oil supply system, which is geared towards dynamic racetrack operation. The engine’s weight-optimised oil pan has two separate chambers and an integrated suction channel. An additional suction stage enables the map-controlled oil pump to deliver lubricant from the smaller oil sump, which serves as a volume buffer. In this way, a reliable oil supply is guaranteed at all times, even during extreme longitudinal and lateral acceleration.
With the new NX, Lexus is opening a new chapter in the history of the Japanese premium automobile brand: The second generation of the SUV model features a further developed body design and is driving electrification further with the first plug-in hybrid from Lexus and the latest hybrid generation Ahead. At the same time, the new NX offers driving dynamics improvements for an active and networked driving experience, multimedia and connectivity of the next generation as well as new technologies for more safety and comfort. The new NX replaces a model that has been very successful for Lexus in Europe. Since its launch in 2014, more than 170,000 units have been sold - mostly to customers who are driving a Lexus for the first time. The NX has thus also made a significant contribution to the growth of the brand in Germany.