"Stellantis Spotlight" is a weekly recap of some of the major stories at Stellantis. The top stories for the week of February 26, 2021, include seven vehicles winning Car and Driver Editors' Choice honors, Ram earning a 2021 Top Safety Pick rating from IIHS, Jeep® Performance Parts from Mopar introducing new half doors for the iconic Jeep Wrangler and the pricing of the 2021 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon 392.
The all-new BMW M4 Competition Coupé Track Driving
The new BMW M3 Competition Sedan and the new BMW M4 Competition Coupé will be presented for the first time. With these two high-performance models in the premium mid-range segment, the hallmark M combination of racetrack-oriented performance and superior suitability for everyday use reaches a level never before attained. Their world premiere in Beijing underlines the growing importance of the Chinese automobile market for the BMW M GmbH product range. The new BMW M3 Competition Sedan and the new BMW M4 Competition Coupé are powered by an in-line 6-cylinder engine with M TwinPower Turbo technology and high-revving characteristics, mobilising a maximum output of 375 kW/510 hp and delivering a maximum torque of 650 Nm. Power is transmitted to the rear wheels via an 8-speed M Steptronic transmission with Drivelogic. Both models accelerate from zero to 100 km/h in 3.9 seconds each.
The Suzuki ACROSS comes to the Spanish market to mark a before and after in the history of the Japanese firm in our country. The sporty aesthetics, sophistication of its lines and high ride comfort are combined with technological development to reduce fuel consumption and polluting emissions to a minimum and achieve top-level performance. The 225 kW (306 hp) of combined maximum power of the new ACROSS makes it clear that Suzuki is ready to face the changes that are happening in the automotive world, where electrification has become the next step. In one hundred percent electric mode, the ACROSS offers a range of 75 kilometers and reaches 135 km / h; all without consuming a single drop of fuel and with the possibility of qualifying for the maximum aid from the MOVES II Efficient and Sustainable Mobility Incentive Program, intended for the purchase of a new car in Spain.
The turbocharged three-litre flat-six in the new 911 GTS delivers 353 kW (480 PS). Maximum torque is 570 Nm, an increase of 20 Nm over its predecessor. Zero to 100 km/h takes just 3.3 seconds (911 Carrera 4 GTS: Fuel consumption combined (NEDC) 10.5 – 9.7 l/100 km, Fuel consumption combined (WLTP) 11.4 – 10.6 l/100 km, CO₂ emissions combined (NEDC) 240 – 222 g/km, CO₂ emissions combined (WLTP) 259 – 240 g/km) in the 911 Carrera 4 GTS Coupé with the eight-speed Porsche dual-clutch transmission (PDK): three tenths faster than its predecessor. A seven-speed manual transmission with a particularly short throw is available for all 911 GTS models as an alternative to the PDK.