Despite the world-famous health events, the world of automobiles has not stopped. Let’s have a look at what’s going on.
A lot of news, various auctions, and the development of new systems are hot topics in this industry. We picked out some fresh information and enriched it with cherries on the cake.
The premium BMW manufacturer introduces a new 5 series. More than 600,000 vehicles of this type have appeared on the market since 1972, and the current generation of the BMW 5 Series Sedan and BMW 5 Series Touring will go on sale from July 2020. Both models will provide state-of-the-art engines (both mild-hybrid and plug-in-hybrid technology), state-of-the-art technology, and also the M Sport Edition. Among the recently developed vehicles are also the BMW 4 Series Coupé or the new BMW 6 Series Gran Turismo.
Aston Martin Replica
The Aston Martin DB5 Goldfinger (4-liter straight six-cylinder – 213 kW/290 hp) is a James Bond film vehicle from 1964. The Aston Martin brand will offer rich collectors (the price without tax is £ 2.75 million) its replicas – 25 pieces limited edition, but the vehicle will not be authorized to drive on normal roads. Models of weapons from the film will also be included. The construction of one vehicle will take 4,500 hours and the first owners will be happy in the second half of 2020.
A Gem among Rally Machines
On May 23, the English Silverstone Auctions held its first live online auction with the Peugeot 205 Turbo 16 (T16) E1 “Group B”.From the beginning, this legendary competition vehicle had a 2.5-liter turbo engine (257 kW/350 hp) mounted transversely in the middle. Later, the E2 version was released, the unit had a maximum output of up to 404 kW (550 hp) and a 6-speed transmission. And the price? That is 336,600 pounds.
Supersport Building Blocks
We could say that the Lamborghini supersport is heading to the living rooms. The global manufacturer of the Lego building blocks and the charismatic Italian brand with a bull in the logo are launching a 1: 8 scale model in the Technic series, while the Lamborghini Sián FKP 37 kit contains 3696 pieces. You can build a 60 cm long, 25 cm wide and 13 cm high vehicle with several functional details.
Facelift E-Class Coupe and Convertible
After the March facelift of the sedan and station wagon, it is time to convert the E-Class coupe and convertible versions. Both vehicles were given a sportier look, especially the front part. The portfolio of units includes more efficient electrified petrol and diesel engines, as well as state-of-the-art assistants and MBUX infotainment.
The gearboxes are automatic 9G-Tronic, you can also choose alternatives with all-wheel drive 4Matic. There is also the E 53 AMG version, a three-liter in-line six-cylinder supercharged by a turbocharger and compressor (320 kW/435 hp; 520 Nm) supports an electric motor (16 kW/22 hp; 250 Nm). You can get both this fall.
The Largest SUV Hyundai
The largest SUV of the South Korean manufacturer – Hyundai Santa Fe – will undergo changes in design, interior, and powertrain this year. For the first time, hybrid and plug-in hybrid technology come to the powertrain family. The third-generation platform will also be new, the novelty will come to the market at the end of this year. The carmaker has so far unveiled a piece of this vehicle.
Text: Peter Stano, photo: Aston Martin, BMW, Hyundai, Lamborghini/Lego, Mercedes-Benz, newspress.co.uk, Silverstone Auctions