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The new BMW Z4: green light for pure driving pleasure

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Trials at the Autodrome de Miramas are focusing on fine-tuning of all drive and suspension systems – the basis for the sporty driving experience offered by the new BMW Z4. The most intense form of new dynamic roadster performance is embodied by the BMW Z4 M40i. A new, extremely powerful in-line 6-cylinder engine, a lowered sports suspension with electronically controlled dampers, a newly developed front axle, M light alloy wheels with mixed tyres, an M sports brake system and an electronically controlled lock in the rear axle differential creat... Read More »

Bristol rovers

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Bristol Community Transport has invested in a fleet of 21 Scania biogas buses for its m1 Metrobus route, which will be operated by First West. Metrobus is a new rapid public transport system for the West of England region. The m1 connects south Bristol, the city centre and the Bristol campus of the University of the West of England. The Scania buses, with bodywork by Alexander Dennis, will feature wi-fi and USB charging points. Passengers must buy their tickets before boarding and the new iPoint ticket machines at every stop ensures that sto... Read More »

BMW i Berlin E-Prix thrills German Formula E fans

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Reactions to the BMW i Berlin E-Prix António Félix da Costa (#28 Andretti ATEC-003): “What an event! Berlin has always been a great race but there were even more people here this time and the fans were really enthusiastic. It is great to see such positive development for Formula E. Unfortunately, we weren't quite able to keep up with the leaders on this circuit. Last year's experience already showed us that we can struggle here. Sadly, that was confirmed this time. Of course, we want to do better than 15th place, so we will be working hard ... Read More »

DHL and Rail Cargo Group extend “Belt and Road” network with new Chengdu-Vienna direct route

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“We are delighted with this new direct connection between Austria and China. Austria’s economic relations with China are growing steadily and at the same time Vienna is an important hub for trade flows to and from Eastern and Southern Europe,” explains Christoph Wahl, Managing Director DHL Global Forwarding Austria. The partnership kicked off with the inaugural 600-meter container’s journey from Chengdu’s Qingbaijiang Railway Station to the Vienna South Freight Centre. At the end of April, representatives of DHL Global Forwarding, Austrian Pre... Read More »

Alpine A110 awarded Five-Star Car status at Autocar Awards 2018

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The award is for vehicles given Autocar’s full five-star verdict in its infamous 80-year old Road Test during the course of the last twelve months. The five-star verdict is such a rare achievement that it was given to just two cars at this year’s ceremony – the Alpine A110 and the new Rolls-Royce Phantom. The Alpine A110 Road Test features in the latest issue of Autocar out on 16 May. Autocar road test experts praised the A110’s lightweight, simplicity, compactness, agility and accessibility with all agreeing that the Alpine is ‘truly special’... Read More »

MINI launches Peer-to-Peer Car Sharing Trial in Spain

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With the new MINI Sharing app, MINI owners can grant friends, family members or colleagues permission to open and start their vehicle via a smartphone. As part of a pilot project in the Spanish capital, this personal form of car sharing is now being tested under everyday conditions. The peer-to-peer sharing trial is designed for a fleet of up to 500 vehicles. Owners of current MINI models produced since March 2018 will be invited to participate, and their vehicle will be equipped or retrofitted with a MINI Sharing Module that enables access ... Read More »

Audi fleshes out its corporate strategy and plans to sell 800,000 electrified cars in 2025

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In order to release resources for the package of investments amounting to billions of euros, Audi adopted its Action and Transformation Plan towards the end of last year. It has the objectives of tapping into new revenue sources, improving cost structures and accelerating the corporate transformation with regard to new business models. That will considerably increase the scope for investment. By 2025, approximately €40 billion is to flow into strategic areas such as e-mobility, autonomous driving and digitization. This also applies to the digit... Read More »

New Lexus “Fast as h” Campaign Clears the Air About Hybrid Performance

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“Our recent consumer research revealed that the greatest barriers to hybrid sales are perceptual,” said Cooper Ericksen, Lexus vice president of marketing. “People believe if they choose a hybrid, they have to compromise on performance, value or styling. The new campaign seeks to prove that hybrids are the very best versions of our vehicles.” The 30-second TV spot, “Cloudy with a Chance of Truth,” can be viewed here. In it, a LC 500h performance coupe maneuvers through an empty gallery space, as it literally and figuratively clears clouds of... Read More »

Toyota Connected Europe to bring advanced mobility services to the European market

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TOYOTA Connected (TC) is expanding the global reach of its technology-driven mobility solutions with the launch of Toyota Connected Europe (TCEU). The new start-up company, based in London, will support the growing adoption of new mobility businesses in Europe with products and services tailored to the unique needs of the market. Toyota Connected North America’s CEO, Zack Hicks, will be the Chairman of the new company and Toyota Motor Europe’s Vice President, Connected Car and Mobility, Agustin Martin its CEO. “ “The launch of Toyot... Read More »

BMW at the 15th Auto China Beijing 2018

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The selection of new products on display at the international vehicle fair taking place from 25 April – 4 May 2018 underlines the company’s commitment to the next steps in its electrification strategy, heralds its upcoming model offensive in the luxury segment and celebrates the continued success of the BMW X models. Added to which, the array of world and Asian premieres from BMW shines the spotlight on the huge significance of China as both the world’s largest car market and the production location for a growing number of models from the Bavar... Read More »

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