BMW promises 600 kilometres from its next-gen electric cars

first_imgBMW is cold-testing an all-electric version of its X3 sport-utility vehicle, along with two other all-new battery-powered vehicles, which the company claims will be able to go as far as 600 kilometres on a charge.The upcoming BMW iX3, i4 and iNEXT are being tested near the Arctic Circle in Arjeplog, Sweden ahead of their market debuts to see how their batteries and motors perform in extremely cold weather conditions.The iX3 will go on sale next year, while the other two models will be ready for 2021. COMMENTSSHARE YOUR THOUGHTS RELATED TAGSBMWElectricLuxuryElectric VehiclesLuxury VehiclesNew Vehicles Trending in Canada The iNEXT is the self-driving SUV BMW will sell you in 2021 Trending Videos BMW and Porsche just beat Tesla to three-minute chargeThe automaker said it had delivered more than 130,000 fully-electric vehicles and more than 220,000 plug-in hybrids globally up to the end of 2018, and expects to have more than 500,000 electrified vehicles on the road by the end of 2019. It recently showed new plug-in hybrid versions of the 3 Series, 7 Series, X5 and X3 at the Geneva Motor Show in March, and its lineup will include an all-electric Mini by the end of this year. See More Videos PlayThe Rolls-Royce Boat Tail may be the most expensive new car everPlay3 common new car problems (and how to prevent them) | Maintenance Advice | Driving.caPlayFinal 5 Minivan Contenders | Driving.caPlay2021 Volvo XC90 Recharge | Ministry of Interior Affairs | Driving.caPlayThe 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning is a new take on Canada’s fave truck | Driving.caPlayBuying a used Toyota Tundra? Check these 5 things first | Used Truck Advice | Driving.caPlayCanada’s most efficient trucks in 2021 | Driving.caPlay3 ways to make night driving safer and more comfortable | Advice | Driving.caPlayDriving into the Future: Sustainability and Innovation in tomorrow’s cars | Driving.ca virtual panelPlayThese spy shots get us an early glimpse of some future models | Driving.ca center_img Buy It! Princess Diana’s humble little 1981 Ford Escort is up for auction An engagement gift from Prince Charles, the car is being sold by a Princess Di “superfan” The iX3 will have an estimated range of more than 400 kilometres (all numbers based on European test cycles) and can be fast-charged at a DC charging station.It will be the first vehicle to use the fifth generation of BMW’s eDrive technology, which integrates the electric motor, transmission and power electronics to reduce costs.For the first time, China will manufacture a BMW vehicle for all global markets. The iX3 will be built by the BMW Brilliance Automotive Joint Venture at its factory in Shenyang.The i4, which BMW calls a “four-door coupe,” will have a range of up to 600 kilometres on a charge. It’s expected to reach zero to 100 km/h in four seconds and reach a top speed of more than 200 km/h, but will offset its sporty performance with a comfortable ride. It will be built in BMW’s plant in Munich.The iNEXT, a larger sport-utility vehicle, will also travel 600 kilometres on a charge, but is equipped with connectivity and technology features for Level 3 automated driving. At this level, a vehicle still needs a driver who is paying attention and able to take over when necessary, but it may be able to navigate highway on- and off-ramps, or handle city traffic by itself in certain conditions.BMW calls the iNEXT its “new technology flagship” and will build it at its Dingolfing plant in Germany.RELATED We encourage all readers to share their views on our articles using Facebook commenting Visit our FAQ page for more information. Including the three new models being tested, the company will have five all-electric models on the market by 2021, and expects to have at least twelve by 2025. Thanks to flexible vehicle architecture and global production systems, BMW will be able to build models with all-electric, hybrid, and conventional internal-combustion drivelines on one production line. advertisement The Rolls-Royce Boat Tail may be the most expensive new car ever ‹ Previous Next ›last_img read more

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Ryu birdies five par 5s, leads by one in Michigan

first_imgGRAND RAPIDS, Mich. – So Yeon Ryu birdied all five par-5 holes in a 5-under 67 to take the second-round lead Friday in the Meijer LPGA Classic. The sixth-ranked South Korean star played her final nine holes – the front nine at Blythefield Country Club – in 5-under 31 to top the leaderboard at 13-under 131. She rallied after making three bogeys in a five-hole stretch on her first nine. ”I really like my putting stroke right now,” Ryu said. ”No matter I made it or not, I feel like my stroke is really great and my rhythm’s really great. I really want to keep this tempo and rhythm. And I just need to keep working on some tee shots.” Sandra Gal and Sakura Yokomine each shot 64 to reach 12 under. Caroline Masson (66) was 11 under, and Lee-Anne Pace (67), Anna Nordqvist (68) and Su Oh (68) followed at 10 under. Ryu is winless this season after taking the major ANA Inspiration and Walmart NW Arkansas Championship last year. She has five LPGA Tour victories, the first in the 2011 U.S. Women’s Open. Full-field scores from the Meijer LPGA Classic ”I would say more motivated to playing well,” Ryu said. ”When you’re on the golf course you feel a little bit of everything, like anxious, happiness, sadness, angry, just everything. But the thing is, you know, is not bad to feel everything. Also, is just totally normal to feel anxious at the golf course as well. But hopefully I can just manage all my emotions on the golf course.” Gal and Yokomine each had eight birdies in bogey-free rounds. ”It’s just validation of a lot of hard work and the hours I’ve put into the last few months,” the German player said. ”It’s nice to see when you’re making the birdies, you see your name at the top. It’s fun, you’re in contention for the weekend. It’s great.” Kelly Shon, tied with Ryu for the first-round lead after a 64, was four shots back at 9 under after a 71. Michelle Wie and Lydia Ko were 8 under, each shooting 67. ”You have to hit in the fairways here,” Wie said. ”The rough can be a little penalizing.” Lexi Thompson, the 2015 winner, had a 70 to get to 6 under. Ariya Jutanugarn, making her first start since winning the U.S. Women’s Open, had a 70 to join sister Moria Jutanugarn (69) and defending champion Brooke Henderson (70) at 5 under. ”Unfortunately, I’m not playing great golf right now,” Henderson said. ”I definitely have a great game plan for this course. It worked really well last year and I just kind of have to get back to it. Just making some dumb mental mistakes.” Annie Park, the ShopRite LPGA Classic winner last week in New Jersey for her first tour title, missed the cut with rounds of 76 and 69. The forecast high Saturday was 92, going up to 96 on Sunday. ”I don’t mind the hot weather. I actually hate cold weather,” Ryu said. ”We play with a lot of hot weather. Also, it’s not going to be hotter than Thailand or Singapore, so I’m cool with it.”last_img read more

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