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TEASERS MINI COUNTRYMAN 2 TOTAL HYBRID
Mini the rechargeable hybrid is on approach, While BMW is already in the democratization of rechargeable hybrid in its range, Mini has not taken the step of electrified mobility. But it will soon be the case with a new model just «tease» by the brand.
And according to the few pictures released by Mini, the first model to ship a rechargeable hybrid is none other than the future Countryman. The prototype immortalized here in the presence of Sebastian Mackensen and Peter Wolf, two of the most senior officials of Mini, indeed presents five doors and roof rack, which leaves very little room for doubt.
The manufacturer has not confirmed the mechanics that will be used in the next Countryman, but there is a safe bet that it will be the one already seen on the BMW Active Tourer 225xe. It combines a 3-cylinder 1.5 turbo petrol and an electric motor for a combined output of 224 hp. The minivan to the propeller, it is satisfied with a consumption of 2 l / 100 km and offers an electric range of 40 km.
Mini has not specified the date of presentation of the new Countryman. The Los Angeles show at the end of November the event will probably chosen for its public debut.
GENOVATION INVENTED THE ELECTRIC CHEVROLET CORVETTE C7
The Chevrolet Corvette going electric thanks to Genovation, the fans of Corvette and environmental advocates probably do not share the same enthusiasm for sport V8 engine. But here’s a version that should get everyone agrees with its overpowering electric powertrain.
You remember to Genovation? This is the company behind the speed record for an electric car, prowess she had made possible through a C6 Corvette revisited by him. Today Genovation again about her by announcing the commercialization of a C7 Corvette 100% electric, the GXE. This is precisely the Grand Sport version C7 intermediate between standard and Z06, which is the basis for this conversion. The atmospheric V8 6.2 466 hp instead leave here with a set of electric motors developing no less than 660 hp, match what the power of the C7 Z06. Side autonomy, it will settle about 200 km, and this without having a heavy foot of course. One imagines that the operating range is reduced as a skin sorrow when used on circuit.
THE RETURN OF FOUR LIGHTS ROUND IN BACK
Potential buyers of the GXE will also face another lackluster figure: its price. With a ticket to $ 750 000, is about 680 000 euro, this electric Corvette actually shows almost ten times more expensive than the Z06, at least as good and above all else practical to use. Finally, interested parties should be patient because not Genovation plans to deliver the GXE that from 2019.
BMW M4 DTM CHAMPION EDITION GTS IS EVEN MORE EXCLUSIVE
This weekend, the DTM, German Touring Car Championship, saw the BMW driver Marco Wittman win his second title. The opportunity for the brand to the propeller to launch a limited edition of an already very special model: the M4 GTS.
Only 200 examples of this BMW M4 DTM Champion Edition will be produced. What probably make the M4 GTS the most popular among collectors, the model (not so) standard was built over 700 pieces for her. The BMW M4 DTM Champion Edition is recognizable by its pronounced delivered Alpine White of the colors BMW M. The rims also benefit from a matt anthracite finish while the front bumper gets share of carbon fiber fins and sides.
COMPETITIVE ENVIRONMENT IN COCKPIT
The technical part is identical in contrast to that of the M4 GTS. water injection thus find the 6-cylinder 3.0 twin turbo 500 hp and 600 Nm. It allows a 0 to 100 km / h in 3.8 seconds and a top speed of 305 km / h (electronically limited). Moreover, the BMW M4 DTM Champion Edition gets rid also of the rear seat to accommodate a roll bar. For now, BMW has made official that the German price of the BMW M4 DTM Champion Edition: $ 150,500.
Transformers true. The Turkish published online an amazing video of a BMW 3 Series Coupé older generation stand up to take the form of a robot worthy of successful blockbusters. The car then resumed its conventional form.
Edit a coupe BMW 3 Series E92 into a car that can transform into robot is a crazy bet that passionate from Turkey raised brilliantly. The sequences of the vehicle in action were published on Youtube Letrovision chain.
The prowess has of course need heavy car modifications. A freeze frame helps to understand how the car can become a giant metal in seconds. Its thermal mechanical part is to scrap to make way for articulated arms and an electric motor. This allows the vehicle to move slowly for a few meters.
This robot is built on a BMW 3 Series Coupe red and thirty seconds, as a top down convertible sports changes from friendly sports car status to that of robot surrounded smoke …
Too good to be true?
The demonstration is very attractive, but several questions arise. Letvision appears first as a high-tech enterprise, rewarded by the Turkish Ministry of Industry, and specializes in data management and partner of INTEL. The car-robot Letron will pilot remotely Thanks to a remote connected wi-fi to the car-robot. Cameras should enable him to move his arms, Letvision even plans to talk Letron. However, everything seems a little too good and complex to operate smoothly.
Then, more prosaically, do not expect to jump behind the wheel of Letron as Sam Witwicky in control of Bumblebee in Transformers. If in one of the videos, the BMW rolls, it seems impossible to settle in the cabin occupied by large cylinders to turn the car into a robot. Finally, there is the question of price. We tried to contact Letvision without success.
So hoax or no hoax? Different US sites questioned. The high-tech and automotive specialist Gizmodo notes, however, that the slow pace of transformation robot car leaves a little hope to one day buy a real Transformers. Four other characters (including bizmut in photo below) are in the catalog. It’s almost Christmas…