2023 BMW 7 Series Breaks Cover With The All-Electric i7 Taking Center-Stage
You’ve seen the spy shots, teasers and the leaks, well, the real thing is finally here. Here it is, the new flagship sedan from Munich, and this time, we’ve got an all-electric option as well. The all-new 2023 7 Series finally breaks cover with a host of powertrain options and a futuristic tech-laden interior, designed to be an entertainment powerhouse.
The Lexus RZ 450e Debuts As A Luxurious And More Powerful Derivative Of The Toyota bZ4X
The RZ 450e can be considered Lexus’ first offering to the EV segment. Well, it was the UX 300e, but it shared the same platform as its internal combustion-engined counterpart. So, it won’t be wrong to label it as a half-hearted attempt. Now, however, the company has come up with the RZ 450e, a car based on the Toyota bZ4x, which in turn is mechanically similar to the Subaru Solterra.
However, it is more than just a rebadged bZ4x. It feels more premium and plush overall, and that reflects in the build quality as well as the creature comforts. The dual-motor setup puts out 308 horses, is an all-wheel-drive-only model, and has an estimated range of 225 miles. The prices aren’t revealed, but Lexus noted that it will go on sale Stateside at the end of the year.
The 2023 BMW i7 Debuts Today at 0800 EDT - Watch The Livestream Right Here
We knew that an all-electric 7 Series was in the works as early as April 2020. Also, Spy shots over the past few months have also confirmed the arrival of the new 7, and BMW also recently teased an image of the same. Well, the time is finally here as the BMW i7 debuts today. The i7 will break cover today (20th April 2022) at 8 a.m. EDT, and you can watch the live stream right here:
Donkmaster’s 2,500-Horsepower Impala On 26-inch Wheels Takes Down The Model S Plaid
Dragtimes and Brooks Weisblat are back with yet another insane face-off. But this time, he’s not racing his own Model S Plaid. Instead, his buddies from the Texas Racing Channel, brought along their Plaid and it went up against a really souped-up Chevy Impala.
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Lotus Will Aim to Dethrone Porsche with the 600+ Horsepower Type 133 Electric Sedan
I never thought I’d see the day that Lotus has a sedan on the market, yet here we are in 2022, the company’s entire sports car brand is dead, and it’s launching into the future with an electric SUV. This is the result of Geely ownership, but that doesn’t mean that Lotus’ future will be tainted compared to its past. In fact, the Eletre only exists because it will make money and, ultimately, fund other more Lotus-like electric sports cars. The first of that range, however, won’t be a typical two-door coupe but instead an all-electric sedan. Known internally as the Lotus Type 133, it too will be built in China, but it will also have a look and personality all its own. Now, we’ve learned a little more about it and how it will compete in the market.
BMW Sees Danger in Abandoning the Internal Combustion Engine
Every mainstream manufacturer and a handful of startups have started bowing to regulations, government influence, and the youngest generation of drivers to sink significant money into electric vehicles. It’s a noble thing that might be good for the environment, and it’s definitely good for an automaker’s bottom line, but are we to a point where it’s safe for all automakers to shift into an electric-only strategy? Well, there are a number of things to keep in mind, one of the most important being whether or not our electrical infrastructure can actually handle it, and then you’ve got the sheer cost, with one Mercedes executive recently saying that EVs won’t be getting cheaper anytime soon. The bottom line is that, right now, not everyone can afford to shell out EV money, and now BMW’s CEO Oliver Zipse, looks to that fact to explain why automakers should rely too heavily on all-electric strategies – at least not yet, anyway.
The Mercedes-Benz EQS SUV Debuts With A 373-Mile Range, A 56-inch Hyperscreen, And 500+ Horsepower AWD Version!
Mercedes-Benz has taken to electrification like no other automaker. Audi come a close second, but Mercedes is operating on a whole different level. The German marque has made sure it has offerings in every mass-market segment in the shortest time possible. Sometime last year, the automaker revealed five new vehicles in one auto show – the EQE sedan, the EQB crossover, the EQG Concept, the Maybach EQS SUV, and the AMG EQS.. Then Mercedes followed it up with the Vision EQXX Concept
Without taking a break whatsoever, the automaker has now come up with the EQS SUV (the non-Maybach version). As the name suggests, it is the SUV version of the EQS sedan. It shares the same wheelbase, but is more spacious and comes with better cargo capacity. It will be offered in two trims – 450+ and 580 4MATIC – the latter being a 536-horsepower, all-wheel-drive version. With a range of up to 373 miles and a 56-inch Hyperscreen on offer, the Mercedes EQS might be an electric SUV that you can’t ignore!
Past And The Future: Digital Artist Imagines All-Electric DeLorean
We already know that DeLorean is going green and is making a comeback as an EV later this year. Over the past few months, the American automaker, now based in Texas, has released teasers of the upcoming car. While the concept will be unveiled at Pebble Beach in August later this year, this Digital render featured on oldcars_life serves as a great base for what we want from the all-electric DeLorean.
EV vs Superbike Drag Race: Tesla Model S Plaid vs Suzuki Hayabusa vs Kawasaki Ninja ZX-14R
The good folks at Edmunds staged a race sometime last year and we pulled it out of their stash. The race sees a Tesla Model S Plaid take on two superbikes, one being the new 2022 Suzuki Hayabusa, and the other, a Kawasaki Ninja ZX-14R. Usually, you’d expect the four-wheeler to be an underdog in such situations. But, knowing the Plaid’s prowess, can it really be called the underdog here?
The Deus Vayanne Electric Hypercar Promises 2,200 Horsepower
There for a while, it seemed like there were more startups with dreams of some extreme high-performance supercar than there actually were supercars. Supercar startups aren’t exactly quite so prominent these days, probably because most of those that did surface were built on hopes, dreams, and a rendering will little else to give the world. Now, we’re here to look at the Deus Vayanne and, make no mistake, it comes from a very new startup, though, there’s actually a real-life prototype, and the company isn’t going it alone.