BMW is leading the luxury segment into a new era that will be shaped by innovations in the fields of sustainability and digitalisation. With the new BMW 7 Series, the world’s most successful manufacturer of premium vehicles is creating forward-looking ways to enjoy driving pleasure, unsurpassed long-distance comfort and a top-end digital experience. Central to this reinterpretation is the BMW i7. The all-electric luxury sedan is a fully integrated member of the model family and clearly demonstrates how an exclusive driving experience and the ultimate feeling of on-board wellbeing can be combined with an unwavering commitment to sustainability. The generation change at the pinnacle of BMW’s model range is wrapped up in a new definition of luxury that focuses on the individual and their personal attitudes, needs and emotions. In addition to presence, elegance and exclusive premium quality, there is a progressive approach characterised by innovations that directly enhance the user experience, wide-ranging connectivity and standard-setting sustainability of the car. In this way, the new BMW 7 Series has been designed to meet the needs of a modern target group that sees itself as committed to meeting challenges in a responsible manner – and one that views personal mobility as a way to experience unique moments in everyday life and on trips away.
The Audi Q2 - the chassis
"The Audi Q2 is a sporty compact SUV. Its standard equipment includes progressive steering, which works more and more directly the further the driver turns the steering wheel. It thus ensures high maneuverability when maneuvering and great driving pleasure on winding roads. Triangular wishbones and McPherson struts guide the front wheels, while the rear of the front-wheel-drive models is supported by a twist-beam design. Four-link suspensions are used here on the 35 TDI quattro. The dynamics package includes further components: a sports suspension that lowers the body by 10 millimeters (standard for the S line), red-painted brake calipers, a sound actuator for the engine and the Audi drive select driving dynamics system, which is also available separately. It allows the driver to configure the drive, steering assistance and other systems in five modes - auto, efficiency, comfort, dynamic and individual. The driving experience becomes even more versatile with the dynamics package plus, which includes the suspension with damper control. It offers a wide range - from crisp, tight handling to a highly comfortable roll."
Harry Gottsacker and Mark Wilkins of Bryan Herta Autosport led Hyundai’s podium sweep at their first victory of the season in the #33 Elantra N TCR at the Hyundai Monterey Sports Car Championship. After an epic nose to tail battle in the closing minutes of the two-hour race, Wilkins passed teammate and fellow #98 Elantra N TCR driver Parker Chase for the lead. Chase and teammate Ryan Norman finished second and Taylor Hagler and Michael Lewis extended their championship points lead with a third-place finish in the #77 Veloster N TCR. Hyundai strengthened its lead in the manufacturers’ standings and is ahead of Honda by 70 points with two races remaining. The Elantra N TCR one-two finish came on the heels of Hyundai’s exciting 2022 Elantra N consumer showcase, which took place Friday evening on the pitlane at WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca.
With the Q4 e-tron, Audi is presenting a true all-rounder – it is a confident companion for everyday life and leisure, and is suitable in every way as a household’s main car. At 4,590 millimeters (15.1 ft) long, 1,865 millimeters (6.1 ft) wide, and 1,613 millimeters (5.3 ft) high, the exterior dimensions of the Q4 e-tron place it in the larger compact SUV segment. The architecture of the modular electric drive system (MEB) on which the compact electric SUV from Audi is based enables a completely new division of space.