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BMW announces 571hp M760e xDrive

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A lot could be said about BMW in 2022, although it certainly can’t be faulted for not offering buyers a wide range of luxury cars. if the XM is a bit much, the 8 Series Gran Coupé too old and the all-electric i7 Not quite your thing yet, the new 7 Series now has an M Performance Hybrid at the top of its range: the M760e xDrive.

Among other things, it replaces the fondly remembered M760Li of the previous G11/12 generation (this new car is a G70) with its mighty twin-turbo V12 and wild deprecation ability. Instead of the 6,592 cc twelve-cylinder, there now sits a 3.0-liter straight-six with “M TwinPower Turbo” technology and 380 hp alongside 383 lb ft. In conjunction with an electric motor powered by a lithium-ion battery, has the M760e xDrive has a maximum system output of 571 hp (with temporary overboost) and 590 lb ft. So far, so hybrid that matches the old V12 in torque and gives away just 39 hp.

Where the M760e is different, BMW says, is in the hybrid technology. The engine itself puts out 197 hp and up to 332 lb ft, the power number is the same as the XM (so it’s probably the same unit). The battery is 18.7 kWh, or 50 percent larger than the previous plug-in Series 7. Where it gets clever is a BMW-patented “pre-gear stage” that powers the big 7 both off-the-line and for roll-on -Make acceleration more responsive. Pre-gearing means the electric drive can generate torque to propel the car itself or to help the engine, albeit in a far lighter package than is typically required for these dual roles. At least that’s how we read it.

“The optimized power development through the pre-gearing stage between the rotor of the electric motor and the transmission input shaft is clearly noticeable both when moving off and when moving off quickly,” says BMW. For a 2.2-tonne 7-series in diesel form, all of this may seem of limited validity, but as M-cars go hybrid, investing in lighter, sharper PHEV systems will certainly prove beneficial.

As an M Performance BMW, the M760e doesn’t really aim for speed. It accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h in 4.8 seconds and from 80 to 120 km/h in 2.7 seconds. Which actually gives the V12 something that nobody would notice. The other key numbers are miles ahead of the previously recorded 22.4mpg and 294g/km (and in the NEDC too!). While not official yet, preliminary WLTP numbers for the new M760 suggest 23-29 g/km and 217-282 mpg. Of course, hybrids skew things a bit, although that’s a pretty drastic improvement. We’re told to expect a battery range of around 50 miles.

Although UK prices for the M760e xDrive have not yet been confirmed, in Germany it will cost €144,000. What that might actually be in sterling terms is unclear at the moment, but assuming a return to normal, a similar number in GBP seems likely – the old V12 cost £132,310 at launch. And now even less; If you’re not a fan of the new look and can stomach the running costs (including higher depreciation, presumably), then this is it half price after just 6,000 miles.

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Listen to Cadillac Racing’s LMDh 5.5L V8 Roar to Life on Track

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It was a It’s been a few months since we checked in at Cadillac, but it appears its Cadillac Racing Team and newest addition, the V-LMDh car, is ready for IMSA’s new GTP class, which debuts in January. The proof is in the sound.

Sure, this is only a minute-long video, and it takes almost 20 seconds to get to the good part when you hear the car start. The car emits this almost comically screeching high-pitched electric whine (like Formula E cars) before the 5.5-litre V8 springs into action. Then it’s mean. It’s demanding. It is Run.

The road was long for the competitors in the Grand Touring Prototype class Porsche leads the development and homologation with the hybrid battery mandatory for every car. Then, in June bmwthen Cadillac and finally Acura all the way in August, revealed their cars and hopeful race-ready challengers. Their biggest setback at this point was that they had to start testing and ironing out the hiccups in tuning their factory engines for production, which work well with the hybrid systems.

After the last race of the 2022 IMSA season at Road Atlanta, we all got a little insight into the development of the manufacturers. There the LMDh cars completed their first lap of group testing, although Porsche was absent (as they had more than enough miles under their belt. Maybe it was a nice touch?). But next week the gang Everyone be in Daytona for a final round of testing before meeting again in January at the same track for the Roar Before the 24 and forthcoming Rolex 24 at Daytona.

I haven’t had a chance to hear either of these cars in person, but I will next week. My list of attractions and Experience – and who to talk to – is extensive. I’m curious though, what are you guys excited about the results of the tests? What are you most looking forward to as this new prototype class enters the season? Let me know what you would like to see or hear in the comments below.

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Edmunds Top Rated Editors’ Choice

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This year marks the debut of an Edmunds Top Rated award, honoring a vehicle that exceeded our expectations and delivered something truly new. The Edmunds Top Rated Editors’ Choice Award 2022 goes to the brand new Rivian R1T.

“The Rivian R1T 2022 is the first all-electric pickup on the market and offers an impressive combination of on- and off-road performance, cutting-edge technology and thoughtful utility.”

The R1T is the first all-electric pickup on the market and offers an impressive amount of cutting-edge technology and thoughtful utility. It’s slightly larger than a typical mid-size truck and has a stylishly futuristic look without being too outlandish.

Power comes from four electric motors, one at each wheel, which combine to produce an exceptional 835 hp. In our testing, the R1T accelerated from 0 to 60 mph in 3.5 seconds, and in the Edmunds EV range test it covered 317 miles on a full charge. And although the Rivian weighs as much as a heavy-duty truck, it’s undoubtedly the best-handling truck we’ve ever tested.

Trucks are meant to haul things, of course, and the R1T certainly lets you do that. Maximum towing capacity is a whopping 11,000 pounds. It has roomy seating and some clever storage spaces, including a signature transmission tunnel that sits between the cab and the cargo bed. And for off-road fans, there’s plenty of room to avoid rocks and ruts thanks to short body overhangs, a smooth underbody and height-adjustable suspension.

Rivian made a strong impression with its R1T. And with the R1S SUV coming soon, we expect the excitement to continue.

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Five Cars Rented By President Biden’s Secret Service Detail Destroyed By Fire

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A fleet of vehicles for hire from President Joe Bidens Secret service personnel during his Thanksgiving trip to Nantucket were destroyed by fire the day after he left.

The vehicles had been rented from the Biden party, consisting of a Chevy SuburbanFord Explorer, Infiniti QX80, a Ford Expedition and a Jeep Gladiator. They caught fire in a parking lot at Nantucket Memorial Airport and although no one was injured in the blaze, authorities are investigating the blaze.

Footage taken at the scene and shared on social media shows the front fascia of all five cars was badly damaged, but the fire was extinguished before completely engulfing all five vehicles.

“Around 5:22 a.m., airport shift personnel observed an active fire in the rental car overflow area via the airport’s closed-circuit television system,” Nantucket Airport said on Twitter. “Employees activated the warning system and responded to the fire at Airport-3, where they were met by responding units from the Nantucket Fire Department and Nantucket Police Department. Combined fire agents responded and contained the fire. Several vehicles were damaged.”

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The Nantucket Current says the flames spread to within 40 feet (12 m) of the airport’s 25,000-gallon jet fuel tanks. All five vehicles are owned by hertz with a report stating the Ford Expedition was involved in a battery recall, but the battery had not been replaced at the time of the fire.

President Joe Biden had been in Nantucket with his family for Thanksgiving and had visited the Nantucket Police Department during his trip.

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