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Next-Gen Nissan GT-R and Z will likely be electrified

| Auto News | 17.10.2018

Nissan, like almost every other automaker, is planning to add more electrified models to its lineup over the next few years. Nissan even expects that by 2022, electric models will almost account for half its sales. While Nissan already offers the Leaf and is working on a new electric SUV, it’s likely that its sports […]

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Senate bill would give Tesla, GM a reprieve on EV incentives

| Green | 17.10.2018

Filed under: Government/Legal,Green,Chevrolet,GM,Tesla,Electric

This as another senator wants to eliminate the tax credits entirely.

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News: Bollinger Motors B2 Pickup

| Green | 17.10.2018

Bollinger Motors, a startup that’s been developing it’s B1 Sport Utility Truck since 2014, now steps into the breach with the Bollinger B2 electric pickup truck,

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2019 BMW X7 – Luxury Full-Size SUV

| Video | 17.10.2018

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2019 BMW X7 xDrive40i technical data:

Engine: Six-cylinder in-line petrol engine,
Transmission: eight-speed Steptronic transmission.
Capacity: 2,998 cc,
Output: 250 kW/340 hp at 5,500 – 6,500 rpm,
Max. torque: 450 Nm (332 lb-ft) at 1,500 – 5,200 rpm.
Acceleration [0 – 100 km/h (62 mph)]: 6.1 seconds
Top speed: 245 km/h (152 mph)

The BMW X7 is the first car to fuse the presence, exclusivity and spaciousness of a luxury model with the agile and versatile driving properties expected of a Sports Activity Vehicle (SAV). The latest and largest model in the BMW X line-up brings a fresh sensation of space to the luxury segment, thanks to the impressive open expanses and top-class design of its interior and its state-of-the-art equipment features. At the same time, the advanced powertrain and chassis technology of the X7 ensures it offers all the off-road prowess, excellent ride comfort and agile on-road handling for which SAVs are renowned.

The roominess and versatility of the interior are underlined by the standard inclusion of three rows of seats (offering space for seven people in total) in the new BMW X7. The two passengers in the third row settle into full-size seats complete with armrests, cupholders and USB ports. The middle row can be composed of two individual comfort seats as an option. All seats are adjusted electrically at the push of a button. The boot capacity can be increased from 326 to a maximum of 2,120 litres, as required.

The line-up of engines available at launch comprises a 340 kW/462 hp petrol V8 in the BMW X7 xDrive50i (not available in Europe), a six-cylinder in-line petrol unit with an output of 250 kW/340 hp for the BMW X7 xDrive40i and a pair of six-cylinder in-line diesels with outputs of 195 kW/265 hp in the BMW X7 xDrive30d and 294 kW/400 hp in the BMW X7 M50d. All of the power units in the line-up meet the requirements of the Euro 6d-TEMP emissions standard.

All the engines are mated to an eight-speed Steptronic transmission, while the task of transferring their power onto either asphalt or loose terrain falls to the BMW xDrive intelligent all-wheel-drive system – complete with optimised efficiency and rear-biased set-up. Ensuring even more dynamic handling is the M Sport differential at the rear axle, which brings electronically controlled locking. It is fitted as standard on the BMW X7 M50d and as an option on the BMW X7 xDrive50i and BMW X7 xDrive40i.

The BMW X7 boasts a wealth of chassis technology as standard, including Adaptive suspension with electronically controlled dampers, and air springs at both axles. The vehicle’s ground clearance can be varied by up to 80 millimetres to suit the situation at hand – by either pressing a button or using the BMW Display Key. A number of chassis systems are available as options to further enhance comfort, agility and off-road performance. Integral Active Steering and the Executive Drive Pro system with active roll stabilisation deliver even more nimble handling and greater poise. An OffRoad package is also available for all model variants aside from the BMW X7 M50d. This package includes an extra button for choosing between four driving modes – xSand, xGravel, xRocks and xSnow. These modes prepare the car for the surface in question by activating the ideal settings for ride height, the xDrive system, accelerator and transmission responses, and DSC inputs.

The BMW Live Cockpit Professional fitted as standard in the BMW X7 comprises a fully digital instrument cluster and a Control Display, each of which have a screen diagonal of 12.3 inches. The BMW Intelligent Personal Assistant included in the operating system from March 2019 – or available to import by Remote Software Upgrade – presents the latest advances in the field of digital connectivity. Once activated with the spoken prompt “Hey BMW”, the digital companion helps the driver to utilise the car’s functions. And the system will continue to acquire new capabilities all the time thanks to updates transmitted seamlessly via Remote Software Upgrade.

The new BMW X7’s commitment to progressive luxury is further underlined by the comprehensive array of driver assistance systems on hand to enhance comfort and safety. As well as the Active Cruise Control with Stop & Go function, customers can also opt for the Driving Assistant Professional package comprising the Steering and lane control assistant, Lane Change Warning and Lane Departure Warning, the Lane Change Assistant, the Lane Keeping Assistant with side collision protection, the evasion aid, Crossing traffic warning, Priority warning and Wrong-way warning, and the Emergency Stop Assistant (not available in Europe). The standard Parking Assistant’s range of functions includes the Reversing Assistant.

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I’m out of Ice Cream and Bacon—Roadkill Garage Preview Ep. 34

| Video | 17.10.2018

Watch the full episode right now, exclusively with Motor Trend Premium! – https://bit.ly/2ybVir1
On this Preview of Roadkill Garage Episode 34, as David Freiburger and Steve Dulcich revisit the “Vanishing Paint” 1970 Dodge Challenger from earlier in the series and fix it up to travel to a Tire Rack race.
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