Limited-run BMW M5 Edition 35 Years announced

To celebrate the 35th anniversary of the BMW M5, the German brand has released a new special edition model, limited to just 350 units

The BMW M5 celebrates its 35th anniversary this year so, to mark the occasion, the German brand has launched a special edition variant called the M5 Edition 35 Years. Production will be limited to 350 units when it reaches the global marketplace in July this year.

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New all-electric Skoda Citigo-e teased ahead of 2019 release

The Skoda Citigo-e will debut in Bratislava on 23 May ahead of its launch later this year, and is set to offer a 186-mile range

Skoda has confirmed that the all-electric Citigo-e will make its debut in Bratislava on 23 May, and this new official sketch reveals how it will look.

When it reaches the UK market later this year, the Skoda Citigo-e will offer a much-increased range over the current EV version of its sister vehicle, the Volkswagen e-up!.

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New BMW 1 Series: first deliveries due by the end of 2019

Following a barrage of teaser images, BMW has announced that first deliveries for the new 1 Series will arrive before the end of the year

The new BMW 1 Series hatch will arrive before the end of 2019, the company has confirmed. The announcement was made across the German brand’s social media network, following a recent suite of teaser images which detailed the production model’s styling, interior and digital gauge cluster.

BMW’s third-generation Audi A3 and Volkswagen Golf rival has Continue reading “New BMW 1 Series: first deliveries due by the end of 2019”

New 2019 MG ZS EV makes London Motor Show debut

The new MG ZS EV will arrive with a 170-mile range in September, and will cost less than the Kia e-Niro and Hyundai Kona Electric

MG’s first all-electric car made its UK debut at this year’s London Motor and Tech Show, ahead of its planned launch on 1 September. The MG ZS EV will be the first offering in a wave of new products which will expand the marque’s line-up over the next few years, aiming to undercut the likes of the Hyundai Kona Electric and Kia e-Niro on price.

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Euro 6 emissions standards: what do they mean for you?

Since their introduction in 2015, Euro 6 standards for exhaust emissions have had a big impact but what are they?

Environmental pollution has had a major impact on the world we live in. Years ago, manufacturers would produce cars that delivered bigger and better performance without much regard for the pollutants coming out of the exhaust. However, as atmospheric studies have revealed a rise in pollutants in the air, governments and legislative bodies across the globe have clamped down on Continue reading “Euro 6 emissions standards: what do they mean for you?”

5 Tips for Choosing the Right Headlights for Your Car

If you’re thinking of upgrading your car or simply want to get the best headlights for it, there are several ways to go about making the final decision. With the large number of choices on hand, it could be challenging to decide upon one option or the other.

Halogen bulbs might be a popular and traditional option, but they’re also available in a wide range of choices. Then again, LED bulbs stand to replace halogen options in several areas of the lighting sector.

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Report: Autopilot was engaged when Tesla Model 3 crashed into semi

Tesla Model 3 dashboard in Autopilot testing with IIHS [CREDIT: IIHS]

A preliminary report released on Thursday by the National Transportation Safety Board has confirmed an important piece of information in the fatal crash involving a 2018 Tesla Model 3 earlier this year: Autopilot was engaged.

On March 1, the Model 3 was traveling southbound on U.S. 441—a divided highway—in Delray Beach, Florida. A semi tractor-trailer was crossing those lanes to turn northbound, but slowed before Continue reading “Report: Autopilot was engaged when Tesla Model 3 crashed into semi”

Mercedes-Benz lays out plan for carbon-neutral future

2020 Mercedes-Benz EQC Edition 1886

Mercedes-Benz’s CEO-apparent Ola Källenius laid out a plan Monday, just after the Norway launch of its EQC electric SUV, that outlines the development of an entire “carbon-neutral” passenger-car fleet.

Källenius, currently the head of product development at Mercedes, has been named future Chairman of the Board of management of Daimler, the parent company of Mercedes-Benz starting later this year.

Part of the plan, called Vision 2039, calls to make Continue reading “Mercedes-Benz lays out plan for carbon-neutral future”

Volkswagen says EV batteries to last “the life of the car”

Volkswagen ID Buzz Concept

In an announcement last month, Volkswagen joined Nissan and Tesla as the only automakers to explicitly warranty not just the batteries in its cars but specifically how much life it expects them to retain.

Frank Blome, the head of VW’s Center of Excellence in Battery Cells, said in an outward facing internal marketing interview that the company expects the battery packs in its upcoming line of ID cars to last “the life of the cars,” he said.

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Mercedes’ carbon-neutral future, Volvo’s battery suppliers, Honda’s EV: Today’s Car News

Teaser for 2020 Volkswagen ID 3 debuting at 2019 Frankfurt auto show

Mercedes-Benz plans to go all-renewable—globally. Honda names its electric city car that’s bound for Europe. And Volvo names its battery suppliers. All this and more on Green Car Reports.

Volvo took an unusual step in naming its official battery suppliers for its upcoming electric vehicles, like the Polestar 2 and the upcoming all-electric version of the XC40. According to the company’s statement, it assures some Continue reading “Mercedes’ carbon-neutral future, Volvo’s battery suppliers, Honda’s EV: Today’s Car News”