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Bentley has released a slightly more dynamic variant of its Bentayga SUV.
The Bentayga S is powered by the same 542 hp 4-liter twin-turbo V8 that can be found in the Bentayga V8. According to Bentley, the car has a “calibration for more dynamics” sports suspension.
It has dark-tinted headlights, Bentayga ‘S’ badges, 22-inch wheels and new tailpipes. A two-tone interior with more jewelry offers space for five or seven seats.
Volvo Cars’ climate-neutral goal on track
Volvo Cars has taken another step towards its goal of making its global manufacturing network carbon neutral by 2025, announcing that its facility in Torslanda, Sweden will be the first automobile plant to achieve fully carbon neutral status.
This makes Torslanda the second plant in its entire manufacturing network to achieve this status – after the Skovde engine plant, also in Sweden, in 2018.
The Geely-owned company counts a manufacturing facility as completely carbon neutral if it does not register a net increase in greenhouse gas emissions to the atmosphere due to the electricity and heating consumed by the facility.
The oldest plant in Torslanda has been operated with climate-neutral electricity since 2008. It now also has climate-neutral heating. Half of the heating comes from biogas, while the other half is mainly obtained from district heating through industrial waste heat.
Topless M4 reaches 100kmh in 3.7 seconds
The latest M4 Competition Convertible from BMW is powered by a high-revving 3-liter Inline-6 with 510 hp and 650 Nm torque.
The all-wheel drive reaches 100 km / h in 3.7 seconds, making it one of the fastest topless cars. Production starts in July.
Electric Ariya makes his public debut
Nissan Ariya made its first public appearance and made laps around the legendary Circuit de Monaco on the glamorous French Riviera.
The electric compact is available in different versions – two-wheel drive and all-wheel drive in the form of 63 kWh or 87 kWh.
The outputs range from 160 kW / 300 Nm to 290 kW / 600 Nm, so that the cars can achieve sprints of the century between 5.1 and 7.5 seconds and top speeds of 160 km / h to 200 km / h. The range is between 388 km and 497 km.
Singapore will receive the 87 kWh all-wheel drive variant, which is expected to be priced at around $ 250,000 and is expected to land next year.
The electric Ferrari is slated to hit the market in 2025
Ferrari will launch its first electric car in 2025, which is said to be a two-seater with four engines.
The Maranello maker will also launch several hybrid variants, but it’s unlikely to give up on its soul-stirring V8 and V12 internal combustion engines.
The first SUV, the Purosangue, will be presented next year.
Rent an electric Audi
Audi’s premium mobility concept, Audi On Demand, now offers an electric model.
The e-tron 55, currently the most powerful battery-operated Audi here, offers 300 kW instant power and a range of almost 400 km. It can be booked at www.audiondemand.sg.
BMW will introduce the X5 hydrogen fuel cell next year
BMW plans to unveil a limited-series hydrogen fuel cell X5 SUV next year that continues to look for zero-emission alternatives to battery-electric cars, Reuters reported.
The Munich-based manufacturer is one of a small number of automakers who see opportunities for mass adoption of hydrogen fuel cells that only emit water.
Hydrogen fuel cells also offer a longer range than battery electric cars and a significantly shorter refueling time.
However, there is currently very little fueling infrastructure to support the mass adoption of the technology.
Last December, Toyota unveiled its redesigned Mirai hydrogen fuel cell car. BMW has formed an alliance with Toyota to focus on fuel cell development.
Honda and Hyundai have fuel cell models. Earlier this year Jaguar Land Rover announced that hydrogen fuel cell prototypes would be on the UK’s roads for the next year.
In the meantime, Volkswagen has scrapped fuel cells together with Tesla and has declared that they are both cost and energy efficient.