With its robust appearance and functional versatility, the new BMW X1 embodies an authentic experience of freedom and independence in day-to-day driving and on longer journeys. The interior’s progressive design and sophisticated ambience, and the much broader selection of standard equipment compared to the outgoing model, serve to underline its deeply embedded premium character. At launch in October 2022, there will initially be a choice of two petrol and two diesel engines. These will link up with a seven-speed Steptronic transmission with double clutch as standard, and their drive power will be channelled to the road via either the front wheels or the BMW xDrive intelligent all-wheel-drive system, depending on the model. This starting quartet will immediately be followed by the all-electric BMW iX1 xDrive30 as well as by a pair of plug-in hybrid models and another two conventionally powered variants with 48V mild hybrid technology. The new BMW X1 will be built at BMW Group Plant Regensburg, where models with combustion engines, plug-in hybrid systems and all-electric drive will all roll off a single assembly line for the first time. The BMW iX1 will bring the experience of locally emission-free driving pleasure to a vehicle segment enjoying worldwide growth, making it accessible to a very wide target audience. The compact SAV powered by the latest BMW eDrive technology will therefore give a major boost to the accelerated ramp-up of electric mobility. The improvements in sustainability compared to the predecessor model can be partly attributed not just to the wide-ranging electrification measures, but also the increased use of green energy, both for production and in the supply chain, and the greater quantities of secondary raw materials and natural materials used.
BRABUS 900 XLP „ONE OF TEN“ - The ultimate Go-Anywhere Pickup
The new BRABUS 900 XLP “ONE OF TEN” is powered by the brawniest engine from BRABUS production: The BRABUS ROCKET 900 V8 twin-turbo, increased-displacement engine is an evolution of the G 63 engine with a displacement increase to 4.5 liters. It produces a peak output of 662 kW / 900 hp (888 bhp) and a peak torque of 1,250 Nm (922 lb-ft), though the latter is capped at 1,050 Nm (774 lb-ft) in the vehicle. It pushes the high-end pickup from zero to 100 km/h (62 mph) in just 4.4 seconds. Due to the high center of gravity and the all-terrain tires mounted on custom-developed BRABUS Z/HD 22-inch forged wheels, the top speed is electronically limited to 210 km/h (130 mph). The vehicle pictured in the attached photos sports a ‘ROCKET Grey’ special paint finish and a black BRABUS MASTERPIECE interior with carbon adornments and elements glazed in red.
On the way towards electrification, the designers took on the challenge of transferring the new spindle design to the RX. The integration of the radiator grille in the front end has been optimized. It conveys a feeling of electrified power and contributes to the low visual center of gravity. More compact and sharper headlights, air intakes and a wider track (+ 15 mm) also underline the sovereign and self-confident look. The longer bonnet, a 60 mm longer wheelbase and the 10 mm lower roof line all contribute to the striking look and a slimmer line overall. The characteristic black rear pillar - the so-called "floating roof" that gives the vehicle a coupe-like appearance - now appears more three-dimensional, while the characteristic rising lower side line and the large 21-inch wheels make the RX appear even more dynamic. The four-projector LED headlights are now slimmer and sharper and positioned more horizontally. Their design, accentuated by the L-shaped daytime running lights, ensures a powerful look. At the rear, the light bar, which extends the full width of the vehicle, emphasizes the iconic shape of the RX, while the wider track (+ 40 mm) reinforces its presence on the road. The new LEXUS lettering on the tailgate ensures a clear and modern appearance.
Audi is pressing forward consistently with its electrification offensive: at a world premiere with celebrity participants, the Four Rings company presented the Audi Q4 e-tron and the Audi Q4 Sportback e-tron. These all-electric models represent the brand’s entry into premium e-mobility in the compact segment. At the second digital Celebration of Progress, in the company of Audi experts and international guests, the Four Rings demonstrated the highlights of the SUV/CUV: typical e-tron design, cutting-edge display technologies and impressive spaciousness.