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BMW-i5-rendering-new.jpgBMW is taking their time developing their third “i” model. After years of speculations around an i5 sedan, the rumormill churns out that BMW might finally settle on an i6 crossover with a launch target date set for 2020. According to Car Magazine, CEO Harald Krüger, his R&D and design chiefs Klaus Fröhlich and Adrian van Hooydonk are embracing the idea and sketches of a crossover to resemble the proportions of the Citroen DS5 The BMW’s shape is classic monospace, all extended roofline and streamlined frontal area, in a bid to reduce drag to maximize range. The i6 is a little longer than a DS.

BMW is taking their time developing their third “i” model. After years of speculations around an i5 sedan, the rumormill churns out that BMW might finally settle on an i6 crossover with a launch target date set for 2020. According to Car Magazine, CEO Harald Krüger, his R&D and design chiefs Klaus Fröhlich and Adrian van Hooydonk are embracing the idea and sketches of a crossover to resemble the proportions of the Citroen DS5 The BMW’s shape is classic monospace, all extended roofline and streamlined frontal area, in a bid to reduce drag to maximize range. The i6 is a little longer than a DS.

The big question remains around the drivetrain, choices being pure battery electric vehicle (BEV), hybrid, fuel cell. To reach 60,000 units a year, the i6 will likely boast a more varied material mix, including carbon fiber.

BMW execs are said to favor a new lithium-polymer battery, which is reportedly capable of tripling the energy capacity to about 500kWh, while cutting costs in half. This technology, which is supported by key suppliers like Bosch, reduces the weight of the battery pack required for a real-world driving range of 300 miles from 600 to 200kg. Power would be transmitted to the road by either two or four electric motors.

Scheduled for 2020, the i6 is likely to make an appearance way in advance, in the form of a concept, but it remains unknown if BMW will use their 100th anniversary this year to unveil the future of alleged electric crossover.BMW-i3-Shadow-Sport-Edition-LA-Auto-Show-1-750x500

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Bugatti Chiron

Form follows performance

The Chiron is the most modern interpretation of Bugatti’s brand DNA and embodies our new design language. The styling accentuates the performance aspect of the super sports car. The motto adopted by the Bugatti designers for the Chiron was “Form follows Performance”. Inspired through Bugatti Type 57SC Atlantic the new design language is characterised by extremely generous surfaces, which are demarcated by pronounced lines in the case of the Chiron. Thereby most of these elements have a technical background and have been designed to fully accentuate the growing performance requirements of the Chiron.

 

The newly developed W16 engine

In order to achieve a 25 percent* increase in performance compared to its predecessor, almost every single part of the engine was looked at and newly developed. This feat of engineering resulted in the W16 engine of the Bugatti Chiron being able to develop an unbelievable 1,103 kW (1,500 bps) from its 8 litres of displacement. The engine reaches its maximum torque of 1,600 Nm thanks to the turbocharger which Bugatti actually even developed itself. The 4 turbochargers are now double-powered and already guarantee maximum torque at 2,000 rpm, and the torque is maintained at this level all the way up to 6,000 rpm. The result is unbelievable acceleration which only comes to an end in the twilight zone somewhere beyond the 400 km/h mark.

 

Significantly more “beast”
combined with a high level of “beauty”

The Chiron. Each single Bugatti is a one of a kind – as individual as its owners. The level of individuality that can be achieved is subject to very few limitations. Find your inspiration and experience a small selection of the countless possibilities available.

 

Start where others stop

The Bugatti Chiron. Maximum driving performance, breath-taking beauty and fascinating technology combined to create an incomparable driving experience. Ladies and Gentlemen turn up your volume and start your engines.

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