The all-new 2024 BMW 5-Series sedan is unveiled. This is the most significant update in the entire 50-year history of the model
Today, BMW officially unveiled the new eighth generation 5-Series sedan. The car has noticeably changed in appearance, but most importantly – for the first time in the series there is a pure BMW i5 electric car. Prices have already been announced, but dealers in the United States (where the premiere took place) will have cars only in October.
The new BMWS 5-Series has noticeably gained in size, and most of all in length. It is now 5060 mm (an increase of 86.4 mm), and the wheelbase has stretched to almost 3 meters – it is 2995 mm.
BMW describes the new product as follows: “more modern and elegant than the 3-Series, more dynamic and sporty than the 7-Series.” Outwardly, it is not difficult to be more dynamic and sportier than the “seven” – it turned out to be too monumental. Interestingly, outwardly, conventional gasoline and electric BMWs are almost the same, and for a surcharge, both there and there, illumination of the “nostrils” is available.
BMW has been reluctant to upgrade the previous-generation 5’s media system, so the new 5-Series has taken the leap forward in that regard. The 12.3-inch screen in front of the driver is complemented by a 14.9-inch screen as part of the media system, and this is the latest generation of media system – BMW iDrive 8.5 with improved recognition of voice commands and gestures.
In addition, there are many other interesting things on board. For example, the AirConsole platform allows you to download and play games right in the car (though not on the go), and there is also the Interaction Bar system borrowed from the Seven. Finally, there is the Highway Assistant autobahn assistance system (it independently drives the car along the road at speeds up to 137 km / h and rebuilds when the driver looks in one of the side mirrors) and a fully automatic parking system.
Gasoline BMW 5-Series are not really gasoline – they are “mild” hybrids. The base engine (for the BMW 530i and 530i xDrive) is a 2.0-liter turbo with 258 hp. – in comparison with its predecessor, it added 7 hp. It takes 5.8-5.9 seconds to accelerate to 100 km / h (the all-wheel drive version is a little faster). A step up is the BMW 540i xDrive with a 380-horsepower 3.0-liter biturbo engine. Up to 100 km / h, this version accelerates in 4.5 seconds.
There are two electric versions. Base – i5 eDrive40 with one 340 hp electric motor. on the rear axle. It accelerates to 100 km/h in 5.7 seconds. But the i5 M60 xDrive is a 598-horsepower hurricane with acceleration to 100 km/h in 3.7 seconds. Both electric versions received a traction battery with a capacity of 84.3 kWh.
Prices for the US market are: BMW 530i $57,900, BMW 530i xDrive $60,200, BMW 540i xDrive $64,900, BMW i5 eDrive40 $66,800, BMW i5 M60 xDrive $84,100.
The first Bugatti residential building is presented with elevators that allow cars to go up to their apartments
Bugatti has teamed up with real estate developer Binghatti to unveil the world’s first Bugatti Residences, located in Dubai’s prestigious Business Bay.
This 46-story building with an unusual design will include 171 apartments and 11 Sky Mansion penthouses, each of which is completely unique and designed to order.
There will be an artificial beach with natural sand, as well as elevator shafts from the underground garage to penthouses, which will allow the powerful of this world to climb cars directly to their apartments, where they can store their cars.
Bugatti Residences owners will receive private pools, a spa jacuzzi, a fitness club, a chef, a personal valet, a private membership club, and two car lifts from the garage to the penthouse. Other personalized services are also provided, including chauffeur and concierge services.
Both penthouses and mansions offer spacious living spaces finished with the finest materials the world has to offer. Bugatti Residences combine comfort, functionality and elegance, reflecting the excellence of Bugatti and Binghatti in design.
33-inch 9K screen and 1400-watt AKG speakers in a premium sedan. 2023 Cadillac CT6 unveiled
Cadillac introduced the flagship Cadillac CT6 sedan of the new generation, and also announced its pricing policy.
The Omega rear-wheel drive platform is retained in the new generation. The car received a body with dimensions of 5223 x 1890 x 1473 mm with a wheelbase of 3109 mm. The car received a spring suspension with adaptive dampers.
The exterior of the new Cadillac CT6 differs from the previous one with a modernized radiator grille, other optics and new horizontal direction indicators.
The interior is upholstered in Nappa leather with stitching, quilting and perforations. The car features dark ash wood and metallic accents, a 33-inch 9K curved screen, 1400W AKG audio speakers and 26-color ambient lighting.
The new Cadillac CT6 is equipped with a 2.0-liter petrol turbo engine that produces 237 hp. and 350 Nm of torque, paired with a ten-speed automatic transmission.
In China, the price starts at $50,000.
“A turning point in the history of motorsport and a cornerstone of the Bentley legend” – 1923 24 Hours of Le Mans car sold for $3.7 million
Kidston SA sold a 1922 Bentley 3 Liter convertible for about $3.7 million. Kidston calls it “one of the most historically significant British cars”.
It is the first Bentley (and the first British car) to compete in the grueling 24 Hours of Le Mans, which took place exactly one hundred years ago, in 1923.
The Bentley 3 Litre (Chassis 141) took fourth place at Le Mans as early as May 1923, but cemented the brand’s status as a serious competitor. Moreover, the car glorified Bentley and spurred brand sales.
The car was driven by Bentley dealer John Duff, who covered 3,350 km and set 38 international records. The Bentley 3 Liter engine has about 70 hp. and allows you to accelerate to 136 km / h.
“This Bentley is more than just an old car, it is a turning point in motorsport history and the cornerstone of the Bentley legend,” said Simon Kidston, founder of Kidston, who brokered the recent deal.
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