While some Guinness World Records are fairly easy to obtain, some take great planning, effort, and skill to complete. For BMW, they decided to go for one of the toughest records of all; the longest drift over a period of eight hours.
Back when the BMW i3 was released, in September 2015 at the Frankfurt Motor Show, there were plenty of upgrades which made the car more desirable. For instance, it came with a slightly enhanced suspension system, and a 184-horsepower electric engine for added power.
As we head into 2018, there are some huge changes occurring around the world. Every day, it seems as though the news contains yet another change whether this is regarding technology, world politics, or even just the weather. However, some things remain the same year after year; this includes the big car manufacturers releasing brand-new models to the market.
Over the course of history, there has been many stories that grip not only the nation but the whole world. For example, the assassination of J.F. Kennedy is one that shook the globe and people of all nationalities still visit the scene and pay their respects even today.
After months of speculation, BMW finally revealed the i8 Roadster production version recently at the 2017 LA Motor Show. In the UK, the two-seater is expected to enter the market towards the beginning of 2018 next to the face-lifted two-plus-two i8 Coupe. Reaching nearly 370bhp, this petrol-electric hybrid has been a long wait after the concept was originally shown at the Beijing Motor Show in 2012. Last year, we saw the updated concept at the Consumer Electronics Show but it’s good to finally have the production model on show.
For those following the progress of BMW’s impact within the market, you’ll know the X2 offers several options depending on the needs of the buyer. However, the most powerful trim boasts a 2.0-liter turbocharged engine which leads to 258 lb-ft of torque and 228 horsepower. With an eight-speed automatic transmission, the power then comes together with the xDrive all-wheel-drive system for performance levels to which BMW fans and drivers have grown accustomed.
Audi is teaming up with Mercedes-Benz, BMW, Volkswagen and GM to lobby US law makers to update a 1968 regulation requiring vehicles to have switch to change their headlights from high beams to low beams. The headlight technology has advanced tremendously over the years from sealed beam headlights introduced in the 1940's to halogen in the 60's and 70's, xenon lights in the 90's to the most recent light-emitting diode (or LED) headlights.
Currently, Audi only markets three SUVs in the United States—the allroad, the Q5 and the Q7. However, as was announced by Bloomberg yesterday, a Q2, a Q4 and a Q6 are in the works, as are performance “S” versions of their existing SUVs.