From what it sounds like, BMW has gas-powered vehicles on it’s last legs. There’s talk of tentative plans from the automaker to cease all production of internal combustion engines by 2024. This is an acute plan made with the understanding that electric vehicles are going to phase out trasditional gas-power cars. This is all news as of Friday, during a conference stating the production of the electric i4 model. The engines made in Munich, Germany are going to shift towards Austria and the United Kingdom for the forseeable future. And yet, BMW is making a grand effort for fifty percent of new global car sales to electrify by 2030.
During such a time, the company will have an all-electric offering if the market bans ICEs in that time. The i4 battery-electric car are created justly. There are both ICE and hybrid models like the BMW 3 Series Sedan and Touring being made. All in a shift of about 200 million euros of investment for production infrastructure. In such a case, the mixed assembly line already finds itself underway at the automakers Dingolfing plant. In such an area, that produces the BMW iX right near hybrid and ICE models alike. This is all with the inspiration they have to get the cars up and running in this new EV age.
BMW plans to make between 70,000 to 90,000 less cars, due to the chip shortage.
However, there’s a commitment to reduce emissions to transport logistics from the Munich plant. More or less without a date in mind either. This is all becoming achievable thorugh great use of rail transport and battery-powered trucks in order to transport vehicles around the plant.
When you think about it, BMW is only anticipating the inevitable. Truly, they are! If you don’t believe it, however, you’ve surprises in-store.
Chevrolet Silverado is going to be revealed at CES in January 2022 according to GM. There will be an opening keynote on January 5th which will serve as the platform of its debut. Moreover, it will be delivered by GM CEO Mary Barra.
Chevrolet Silverado – Short Teaser Video, Photo and More
Although details are really sparse. However, the automaker did give a short teaser video, photo, and a couple of pieces of information. There will be an available (likely optional) fixed glass roof. Therefore, it will be supposedly offered with better headroom than what is the current Silverado. It was also the subject in Chevy’s teaser shots.
There are two passengers lit up by a huge touchscreen. It can be seen through the large glass roof. In fact, the screen does seem to stretch from the passenger side of the center console. It is straight into where you’d be expected the instrument cluster is to start. There are air vents below the screen also a pair of very visible knobs and cup holders on the console. Right now, the rest of the truck is going to remain a mystery.
At least, it will until Chevy releases further teasers, at this point.
As for additional information, Chevy says the Silverado EV is a ground-up project using the Ultium Platform. Moreover, it has also been confirmed that there are going to be both fleet and retail versions of the electric Silverado. It is the only retail version offering the glass roof. In fact, the company says it will be promising a range of “more than 400 miles on a full charge,” but it will not elaborate. Chevy says it will be able to option four-wheel steering with the Silverado EV. The four-wheel steering will still make the Silverado EV much more maneuverable in tight spots.
Firstly, look at your car. Nice, isn’t it? (The capability to drive, I mean. You need to wash this motor.) But do you ever wonder where the naming of models – and the rationale to place these nameplates on the side – ever came from? Well, luckily for you, we are intrigued by this also.
Nameplates are there because…?
Besides the logo of the carmaker, you have the specific model name and the generic alpha numerics also imprinted in Chrome. As one can tell, the company and the model name are always important to show somewhere. That’s the basics of recognizing what’s entirely wrong with the vehicle to begin with! To inspect and insure that if you have a Toyota Corolla and it’s breaking down, that you’re able to tell that the owner did tell the truth about it’s specs. Furthermore, that you won’t get wonked in the back of the head with a baseball bat. But to continue, the nameplates are important in general for enthusiasts who love to ogle after the design language that vehicles in specific go through on a day-to-day. The other rationale is that some cars are instantaneously recognizable. Some models are just too easy to tell. Leaving the manufacturing badging alone was the common choice for vehicles up in the 1950s. Some badges had rare names to begin with, before then so. People thought it was rather cool.
A couple vehicles would make an art out of the craft and utilize brushscript with enjoyable and entertaining imprints on the sides of vehicles. Who wouldn’t want this to be the norm?
But as it turns out, the oldest model with the first ever nameplates in history must’ve only been a little more than 100 years ago. The Peugeot Bebe is a model that is in a build class of 1913 to 1916. The other likelihood is the 1901 Mercedes.
If you ever owned an old Ford Ranger from the 1990s, then you may be in delightful surprise. The Ford Ranger Splash has monochromatic paint and decals so vinyl. The vehicle was also given a suspension to admire and a cool stepside bed. The 2022 Ranger Splash holds on to the stock ride height and regular bedsides for awesome exterior and special interior appointments.
The Splash package of this is shown to be true by way of orange and black body-side graphics. The 18-inch wheels are given a 12-spoke design. There were also orange accents that you can very well see in the grille nostrils and gloss-black paint. In which case, there are bumpers and fender vents with the gloss-black involved.
Ford is offering a Splash in Limited Editions.
Many different colors are likely to be seen in different colors as in every few months, there may be quantities of a few hundred. There are black 18-inch rims with featured distinctive exterior and interior color combos. Previously, the Splash Snow Edition. The XLT and Lariat trims are able to use this retro Splash Orange color. Given that these are bought with the crew-cab body style. When the Splash package is regular and costing about $1495.
When you see the Ford Ranger, it is given a bright coloring. The Midsize Ford pickup truck will suit your lifestyle in a better way, 2.3-liter four-cylinder vehicle has also involved in it a 10-speed automatic transmission. In which case, the rear-wheel drive is a standard option, yet all-wheel throughout the rest of it’s capacity. Towing strength however will also be competing with various mid-size properties. The very potential of the vehicle fighting against the Chevrolet Colorado and the GMC Canyon is very likely. And therefore, those carmakers should be careful not to be too intimidated.
Bugatti is making the conscious decision to produce the Bolide. The vehicle itself is an upgrade from the original concept from December 2020. The vehicle was originally to be an 1825-horsepower concept car. Since then, the announcement as of recent would stun the audience. Being that the new Bolide has a pretty decent 1578-horsepower, similar to Bugatti models Centodieci and the Chiron Super Sport.
Bugatti making the conscious decision to save a production iteration of the Bolide is certainly a hypercar that would allow billionaires to buy their own 1825-horsepower track-only vehicle. This was made known at the Quail Motorsport Gathering. However, there’s a catch.
Bugatti will hereby only create forty of the Bolide models.
This won’t be a pretty penny, however. In actuality, the cost of this project will be upwards of $4.8 million. With that to consider, the Bolide may as well be one of the priciest track special cars insofar of hypercar production. Would you be deadset to be a gentleman driver for a top-flight GT3 championship?
Certainly, the Bolide retains the aero-sculpting exterior, with a skeletal bow being engulfed by a carbon-fiber cover. As for the stern, there would only be a dual-element wing and a couple of exhaust pipes. This is not too dissimilar from competitor Lotus Evija. Bugatti isn’t making a huge, hairy deal out of what the all-wheel-drive will be but certainly, there is a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission.
In which way, the car will contain a curb weight of around 3,200 pounds. The Bolide is not too dissimilar from the FIA safety standards. It also is likely to enjoy the usage of a fire extinguisher as well as a bladder fuel tank. As well as a six-point safety harness. To be fair, the Bolide is able to hit a full European-grade racetrack in only five minutes and twenty-three seconds.
Honda has had it very unusual in their motorized past. But none as odd as the modded Mazda that they’ve found themselves within. An RX-K has been made out of a Mazda RX-8. That is to say, Aki and Trappy – part of Selfmade Autowerks and the Keep Gunnin’ movement, placed a Honda K20 inside of a Mazda RX-8. So to imagine how odd it would run may not be enough.
According to the two of them, the Keep Gunnin’ garage is a business that features all sorts of goodies that only the two would use as they fuse vehicles together. All of this work is documented upon a YouTube channel of their’s.
When there has been issues with the Honda and their I-4 2.0-liter, it has been mainly because it would sit way too close to the firewall of the Mazda. So keeping the components still enough for future maintenance was a whole different story not even worth dealing with. The engine bay side of the firewall had been cut to access, which is easy to unbolt as well, should it become necessary. Maybe to change spark plugs and other components of the sort? Most likely that was the case.
The RX-K, as they’re calling it, uses great pistons that can support the top end of the engine. This, along with other modded areas of the car, results in a very healthy 572 horsepower combined to fit the 409 lb-feet of torque around the wheels. Additionally, the engine appears to be of a powerhouse type, thanks to intercooler piping and a very cool-looking turbo intake.
There’s currently a contest to win the actual vehicle. But it won’t be for long.
The deadline to enter to win the Honda in a Mazda, as it turns out, is Friday, June 30th, at 6:00 PM Eastern Standard Time.
When you think of Volkswagen Buses, like the T2 Transporter and the one that experimented with different fossil fuels in Cars, you think of a suave minibus that takes people on a magical mystery tour unlike any other. However, the bus that was released by the folks at VW doesn’t look cute or really so updated at all. VW has been making a big deal out of the upcoming ID. Buzz. However, this electric-vehicle reincarnation of the Volkswagen Bus doesn’t really look that great.
Allow me to specify. It’s a white box with a feeble grille. But the grille itself doesn’t lend to practicality to use for the electric vehicle. There is a camouflage element to the hood ornament, so to speak, but it just doesn’t look very legit. Then again, it’s industry standard to hide the badges when a vehicle isn’t quite ready yet.
As for how the VW ID. Buzz performs? That’s left to be seen.
There is a video by CarSpyMedia that details how the van actually operates. However, it turns out to look rather slow. Of the 2022 VW ID. Buzz, you can tell in the video that it operates in a sluggish manner. How underwhelming can this bus be?
Cargo vans don’t usually get chosen for looks, if not moreso for their capability. And capability is totally fine and dandy, if you live off of candy, but when people buy a Volkswagen bus? Come on, man. You get it for the concept and design. Not the practicality. You have to have a drive with the vehicle you design that’ll make people want to care about the vehicle. This is all a necessary approach to make a modern van for the modern man. This is the stuff of what matters to the consumer. So don’t alienate that person.
The version of Nissan’s next big car is called the Nissan Z. It’s a 400 Z and it actually will debut on August 17th, 2021. It’s also going to be powered by a twin-turbo V-6 engine in which we all know performance specs from the reveal. It likely will reach about 400 horsepower and will arrive by the end of the year at about $40,000. In addition, Nissan has shown that the Z Proto is a production-intent prototype. The car is supposed to give an idea of what will be sold in the United States. Just as likely as the other iterations this one will be seen on the YouTube Channel. There will also be various pictures of the car that shows in dark gray and silver as well.
There’s chrome trim that is integrated into the grille along with large enough headlight, separate wheels and a rear decklid spoiler. The badge is a Z found on the C-pillar which will also enter production before long. The updated Z will end up using over 400 horsepower. You can find similar versions of the engine in the Infiniti Q50 and Q60. It’s a six-speed manual transmission and an optional auto gearbox as well.
Supposedly, it will The Z will be quite the competitor against the 382-horsepower Toyota Supra.
To be fair, the 2022 400Z isn’t going to be around until the end of the year. So whatever can happen as a result of this would be very surprising.
This is all going to be quite the competition if it does indeed happen. The Z is one of the most amazing cars to come from Nissan. So why wouldn’t you want to get your hands on it? There’s certainly no other vehicle that can extend to such speeds with a ferocity like no other. This is something to really enjoy and sit in with glee as you may race through 2022.
In case you live under a rock, there is a new vehicle entirely inspired by a 1963 Harvey Aluminum Special Indy racer that is currently trying to win a championship. This vehicle has come straight out of a garage to join 9 other finalists in what is known as the Hot Wheels Legends tour. By the way, the vehicle is named Lulu and was handmade by a retired engineer. His whole idea is very unique. When the tour ends November, whoever happens to be the winner then will get their vehicle turned into a Hot Wheels toy. Can you imagine buying the new vehicle? When you see the 2021 Hot Wheels Legends Tour, you see that one of the finalists, Lulu, is a low and radiant vehicle that can have the opportunity of being shrunk down into 1:64 of a Hot Wheels die-cast toy.
The vehicle is loosely becoming an homage.
One of which is to that same 1963 classic which was able to set 35 national and eight intertional speeds in it’s time. The owner spent seven months building the beast. It took in general about 1,500 hours and beyond $35,000 US Dollars just to meet the comprehensive means of competing against the best of the best. There in the car has been variously exciting 275 horsepower and 295 pound-feet of torque. Increasingly so, the gang was able to up it towards 325 horsepower within the 1,530 lb. Lulu. Did I mention there’s a six-speed manual gearbox installed? Lulu cannot be visually avoided. This is in thanks to the aluminum exterior that maintains integrity with the very rules of the road. Be as cool as you know you are.
Apparently, that’s not all that’s up the engineer’s sleeve. A new one called the Lu2 is utilizing the BMW K1600B MC. And if that’s not crazy enough, wait until you hear that it only weighs about 850 pounds.
The Torsus Praetorian happens to be the latest creation of the heavy duty utility automaker. It’s an off-road bus capable of holding 35 people. Additionally, it can also handle a 33 degree incline and sift through seas of three feet in depth. This bus really is an impressive entry from Torsus. Being that the vehicle is most suitable for the end times. Answers are likely to lead to rugged trucks or surly SUVs. But in this case, the Torsus can handle a lot. This, for instance, is thanks to the heavy-duty MAN chassis. As well as the four-wheel drive. And who could forget about the six-cylinder engine? It’s engine-ous!
This Torsus vehicle is strong enough to haul folks through rough and tough environments. The Praetorian utilizes a 6.9 liter MAN D08 turbodiesel engine. With that type of strength in haul, there’s an ability to operate off of 286 horsepower and 849 pound-feet of torque. Combo that with a nine-speed ZF automatic transmission. Additionally, it’ll operate in rear-drive mode. Where the front-axle is capable enough to be engaged. Not to mention there are front differential locks. In which it restricts the front wheels’ steering angle. Torsus is claiming a 32 degree approach angle will work pretty well. With only 13.4 inches to be the minimum in ground clearance. Therefore, the maximum possible weight.
Torsus happens to be very happy with the Praetorian’s own A/C unit. It has even been testing well in environments such as the desert and the forest. It’s been on sale since 2018, and yet newer innovations in 2021 show off LED lighting. While also showing a power-operated door that incorporates pneumatic footsteps. The design of the Praetorian is seen as a vehicle destined for industrial and military usage. However you may feel about that, it’s looking like a pretty solid vehicle for the people to me.