The CUPRA Formentor continues to increase its mechanical offer. Thus, the latest generation 1.5 TSI petrol block with 150 hp (110 kW) and 250 Nm of torque is available, with a six-speed manual gearbox, or a seven-speed dual-clutch DSG automatic. This access version is offered with a very extensive list of standard equipment, among which it is worth highlighting the integrated technology in terms of connectivity and security. Its starting price, without discounts applied, is 31,670 euros for the manual version, and 33,870 euros with DSG change. This SUV coupe is the first vehicle designed and developed from scratch by the CUPRA brand, and is manufactured at the Martorell plant. It combines the brand's own DNA, with a captivating design out of the ordinary, a spacious and welcoming interior for the driver and passengers, and cutting-edge technologies not only for the sake of safety and connectivity, but also in terms of comfort. and dynamism, a section in which it also stands out for offering impressive road performance, more typical of a sports compact than an SUV.
Aston Martin Cognizant Formula One™ Team AMR21 Reveal
The Aston Martin Cognizant Formula One™ Team has revealed to the world its 2021 Formula One World Championship competitor, the new AMR21, in a virtual live event. One of the most anticipated Formula One car launches in recent years took place in The Vault, an immersive virtual experience that played host to the historic moment when Aston Martin unveiled its first Grand Prix car since the DBR5 which was raced by Roy Salvadori and Maurice Trintignant in the 1960 British Grand Prix. The AMR21 was revealed in a striking green livery in recognition of the brand’s traditional racing colours, carrying prominent branding from title partner, Cognizant, the IT giant helping lead the team’s digital transformation journey towards future success.
Hispano Suiza and competition have gone hand in hand since its inception in 1904. Since those years, participation in some of the most prestigious races of the time has not only given the brand an important national and international visibility, but has also allowed the brand to learn about the behavior of its vehicles brought to the highest level of demand, a key task to continue offering its customers increasingly powerful, reliable and, ultimately, better cars. In its new stage, Hispano Suiza has maintained this philosophy. Both the Hispano Suiza Carmen, as well as its more powerful version, Carmen Boulogne - which honors its triumphs in the George Boillot Cup, in Boulogne, a century ago - have been designed by competition engineers, and their development is in charge of authentic pilots racing. Likewise, Hispano Suiza officially participates in the new 100% electric SUV championship, Extreme E, an innovative category that promotes values as important as sustainability, equality and electrification, and that will also provide valuable knowledge that the brand can apply in future models .
The first series-produced BMW i4 has today rolled off the production lines at BMW Group Plant Munich. The company’s home plant now manufactures all drive variants on a single assembly line. “For the plant and team, the launch of the BMW i4 is a milestone on the road to electric mobility,” said Milan Nedeljković, BMW AG Board Member for Production. “By 2023 more than half of all vehicles from our Munich facility will have an electrified drive. The majority will be fully electric. So Munich goes fully electric.” Setting up production of the fully electric BMW i4 in the confines of the almost 100-year-old plant, the conversion and installation of systems proved particularly challenging. “We succeeded in integrating the new vehicle into our existing systems without halting production. The team and our partners did an amazing job,” added Peter Weber, Director of BMW Group Plant Munich. Space constraints notwithstanding, existing systems were removed, and new ones installed and ramped up. “Our bodyshop is a shining example of intelligent, efficient integration. Most of the new production processes for the BMW i4 can be carried out on the existing bodyshop systems,” Weber explained.