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BMW CONCEPT X2 AT PARIS MOTOR SHOW

BMW Concept X2 why deprive yourself? BMW soon draw its SUV range Coupes cars from below by adding a X2. The brand unveils a glimpse at the World through this namesake concept.

Take an SUV, draw him a more slender profile and voila: you now have in your hands a SAC (Sports Activity Coupe) or what is more commonly called a coupe SUV, the new genre popular among premium manufacturers. BMW was the first to enter this niche market by marketing the X6, first named in 2008. Since then, the recipe has been emulated and has declined on the lower segment with the X4. Mercedes has also followed suit by launching its next versions « Coupe » its GLE and GLC.

BMW CONCEPT X2 NOT SO COUPE

BMW, it has not yet finished with the coupes SUV. The constructor to the propeller is ready indeed to start the BMW X2. As its name suggests, it will be an « Coupe » version of the X1. The transformation process is slightly different however on the small SUV family: while large X6 and X4 brothers display a very distinctive profile notchback, the BMW X2 keep his side a more conventional roofline. The affiliation with the model it is based, namely the X1, shows also less obvious than other Bavarian SUV coupes. But perhaps this is put down to the side very « show car » Concept BMW X2. Remains to be seen if the production model will also show different from X1.

BMW CONCEPT X2 AT PARIS MOTOR SHOW

UNUSUAL A BMW 3 SERIES TRANSFORMS INTO ROBOT

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…

BMW 3 SERIES E92 COUPE TRANSFORMS INTO ROBOT

FIRST OFFICIAL IMAGES FOR FUTURE ASTON MARTIN DB11 VOLANTE

The Aston Martin DB11 freshly launched will unsurprisingly his version «Volante» convertible understand. But it happens much later than we would have imagined.

ASTON MARTIN DB11 VOLANTE spring  2018

While the first deliveries of the DB11 Coupe are expected by the end of the year, Aston Martin leaves today know that the Volante will arrive for his part in spring … in 2018! And it is not there a mistake on the stickers of this prototype since the brand Gaydon also hammered information on social networks. Customers interested in discoverable GT therefore will indeed wait more than a year before ordering, and probably a few more months for delivery.

As the DB11 Coupe, the DB11 Volante can count on the new V12 5.2 biturbo 608 hp and 700 Nm. The 1770 kg of the closed model will certainly be slightly outdated but performance will remain prominent. Remember that the DB11 Coupe accelerates from 0 to 100 km / h in 3.9 seconds and can reach speeds of 322 km / h.