The BMW Group is launching production of battery components at its plants in Leipzig and Regensburg and expanding its e-drive production network. It has been less than a year since the decision was made to expand production capacity for e-drives in Germany. BMW Group Plant Leipzig will launch series production of battery modules on Monday, 3 May 2021, while BMW Group Plant Regensburg began coating battery cells for high-voltage batteries in April 2021. High-voltage batteries will also be produced in Regensburg from 2022.
The BMW iX - Outstanding efficiency and long range thanks to fifth-generation BMW eDrive technology
"Maximum efficiency is guaranteed by the fifth generation of BMW eDrive technology, which comprises the two electric motors, power electronics, charging technology and high-voltage storage. Developed by the BMW Group and manufactured in a sustainable production process without the use of critical raw materials from the so-called rare earths sector, the drive system will generate a maximum output of more than 370 kW/500 hp according to the latest calculations and accelerate the BMW iX from zero to 100 km/h in less than 5.0 seconds. At the same time, the clear goal is an outstandingly low combined power consumption of less than 21 kWh per 100 kilometers in the WLTP test cycle compared with the competition. With a gross energy content of more than 100 kWh, the latest-generation high-voltage storage system is expected to enable a range of more than 600 kilometers in the WLTP cycle. This is equivalent to more than 300 miles according to EPA's FTP-75 test cycle. "
DS Automobiles continue sa croissance. Après DS 7 CROSSBACK, DS 3 CROSSBACK et DS 9, DS 4 constitue le quatrième modèle de la gamme et introduit une nouvelle génération de créations d’avant-garde. Au cœur d’un segment C-Premium toujours aussi stratégique, DS 4 innove et crée une silhouette inédite, déclinée en trois versions : DS 4, DS 4 CROSS et DS 4 PERFORMANCE LINE. DS 4 se distingue par un design charismatique porté par un savoir-faire inégalé et une technologie avancée.
The XC60 is Volvo’s 5-door, 5-seat mid-size SUV. It is built on the Scalable Product Architecture (SPA), Volvo’s advanced modular product platform that underpins all Volvo cars in the 90 and 60 Series. Following in the footsteps of its predecessor, the second generation XC60 has quickly become the best-selling model in Volvo Cars’ range. The original XC60 sold almost one million units globally and was the best-selling mid-sized premium SUV in Europe. The XC60 carries the proud and confident face of Volvo’s design language, along with classic Volvo styling cues. Key features include the iconic “Thor’s Hammer” LED headlight design. The company’s designers have made a number of subtle refinements to the exterior design, including a new grille, new front bumpers, and new exterior colour and wheel options. Inside, Volvo has taken cues from the clean, Scandinavian interior design first introduced in the 90 Series cars, raising the bar in the segment with natural materials and new details on driver display, user interface the dashboard and instrument panel. New interior materials, including luxurious leather-free options as well as the availability of the City Weave textile upholstery, offer further possibilities for personalisation.