Dong Che Daily|BMW will launch the “strongest in history” mass-produced model / The real shot of the new pure electric Mini is exposed / Another new energy car company can’t pay wages


  • BMW is about to unveil the most powerful production car ever
  • The new pure electric Mini Cooper real shot exposure
  • Citroen C6 after price reduction, a month worth a year
  • Another new energy car company can't pay wages
  • Jikrypton responds to the joint rights protection statement of car owners
  • Sales of new energy vehicles in March reached 653,000, an increase of 34.8%
  • Chinese brands dominate the Russian auto market
  • Ferrari announces next-gen models will use Samsung OLED technology
  • U.S. plans to raise market share target for electric vehicles
  • BMW updated their personalization page

BMW is about to unveil the most powerful production car ever

BMW is getting ready to launch a Label Red version of the XM, with 738 horsepower making it the most powerful BMW production car ever.

In fact, there is not much difference between the powertrain of the Label Red and the standard version of the XM. They both use the S68-a 4.4L twin-turbo V8, and the electric drive system is exactly the same. What BMW does is just Further squeeze the potential of this power system.

With the extra power, the XM Label Red can do 0-60mph in 3.7 seconds, 0.4 seconds faster than the standard XM –

In fact, for M models, this is not a very ideal result, not even as good as X5 M and X6 M. Even with the optional M Driver package, the top speed can only go to 280km/h.

But that's also understandable considering the XM model's 3-ton curb weight.

The BMW XM Label Red will begin production at the Spartanburg, South Carolina plant in August, with deliveries beginning before the end of the year.

▲BMW XM 50e

In addition, BMW is preparing to introduce an XM 50e with two fewer cylinders.

The new pure electric Mini Cooper real shot exposure

The second-generation pure electric Mini Cooper will be produced in China, using a front-wheel-drive platform designed by Spotlight Automotive, a joint venture between BMW and Great Wall.

The new car has a wider wheelbase, longer wheelbase, shorter overhangs and larger wheels, but its body length is still around 3800mm.

Obviously, strong power is not the goal of this pure electric Mini. Its power will remain at 181 horsepower, the acceleration from 100 kilometers is expected to be around 7 seconds, the battery capacity is 40kWh, and the battery life is about 380 kilometers.

In addition, MINI will launch a Cooper SE version with 215 horsepower, and the 54kWh battery pack will provide 480 kilometers of cruising range.

Citroen C6 after price reduction, a month worth a year

According to the data from the Passenger Association, the sales volume of Dongfeng Citroen C6, which launched a huge subsidy in March, surged to 1,259 units, a year-on-year increase of 436%, exceeding the total sales volume of this model in the past 8 months.

Another new energy car company can't pay wages

On April 10, the Human Resources Department of Aiways Automobile issued a notice saying, “Due to objective reasons, the company had to make a decision to delay the payment of wages in March. Social security and provident fund will be paid normally in March.”

According to the data, Aichi Automobile Co., Ltd. was established in February 2017. It was once named Jiangxi Aichi Evi Industrial Co., Ltd., with a registered and paid-in capital of 868 million yuan.

Before founding Aiways, Fu Qiang, the founder of Aiways, held important positions in FAW-Volkswagen, SAIC Skoda, Beijing Benz, Volvo, etc.

In December 2019, Aiways' first mass-produced model Aiways U5 was officially launched, priced at 197,900 to 292,100 yuan. Although the cross-border model U6 was launched later, Aiways has not had much presence in the market.

The data shows that the cumulative sales of AIWAYS vehicles in 2022 will only be 830, a year-on-year decrease of 50.00%.

Jikrypton responds to the joint rights protection statement of car owners

Recently, hundreds of people posted the "Ji Krypton Car Owners Joint Statement" on the Internet, pointing out that the seat fabric of the 2022 Ji Krypton 001 has bulges and collapses, and some car owners still have bulges and collapses after replacing the filler.

At the same time, users expressed difficulty in accepting the "different treatment of 22 car owners, and compensation of 100,000 points (equivalent to 10,000 RMB) for 23 car owners who have already picked up their cars", and requested that the 2022 June 1 to March 15, 2023 100,000 points will be compensated to owners of 22 models on a daily basis, and equivalent point compensation will be given to owners of 23 models equipped with Z-sport kits.

In this regard, Jikrypton responded that in response to user feedback on the seat problems of previous models, it was because Jikrypton used non-glue bonding between the seat mask and the foam material from the perspective of environmental protection and user health, and the seat wrapped in leather. Chairs, sofas and other products will have a similar phenomenon, and it is expected that a version of the technical solution will be upgraded in late April.

As for the "differential treatment", Jikrypton said that the Jikrypton 001 "Limited Time Free Upgrade Package for Product Power" released on March 16 is a time-limited car purchase right formulated according to the current market and company conditions. It is a common and normal market behavior in the auto industry to formulate car purchase rights policies in different periods according to the market and company conditions in different periods.

Sales of new energy vehicles in March reached 653,000, an increase of 34.8%

On April 11, the China Association of Automobile Manufacturers released the data on automobile production and sales in March.

Last month, the production and sales of new energy vehicles were 674,000 and 653,000, respectively, an increase of 44.8% and 34.8% year-on-year, and the market share reached 26.6%.

For the sales of specific models, you can refer to the retail sales data released by the Passenger Federation.

In terms of new energy cars, BYD Qin (including Qin PLUS EV, Qin PLUS DM-i, and Qin EV) ranked first with 43,230 units; BYD Dolphin ranked second with sales of 27,687 units; third was AION S, with sales 26,392 vehicles.

In terms of new energy SUVs, Tesla Model Y ranked first with sales of 54,937 units; BYD Song (including Song PLUS EV, Song PLUS DM-i, and Song Pro DM-i) ranked second with 40,114 units; BYD Yuan PLUS ranked second No. 3 with sales of 27,907 units.

In terms of new energy manufacturers, the top three in March were BYD Auto (192,289 vehicles), Tesla China (76,663 vehicles) and GAC Aian (40,016 vehicles).

Chinese brands dominate the Russian auto market

Avtostat, a Russian market analysis agency, announced that among the top five sales in the Russian auto market in the first week of April, four Chinese brands were on the list:

The champion is of course the local brand Lada (5891 vehicles), the runner-up is Chery Automobile (2272 vehicles), and the third to fifth places are Haval (1398 vehicles), Geely (1392 vehicles) and Xingtu (819 vehicles) .

In addition to the reshuffle of the auto market caused by the war, the Russians themselves like Chinese cars very much.

Ferrari announces next-gen models will use Samsung OLED technology

For most of us, Samsung is probably best known for its digital devices, including phones, computers, display panels, and more. Samsung, however, works on many other projects outside of consumer technology, and is, in fact, one of the largest suppliers of components to the auto industry.

Samsung Electronics recently signed a memorandum of understanding with Ferrari, planning to provide Ferrari with new display solutions and OLED technology, these solutions will appear in the Maranello brand's upcoming new sports car.

The contract was personally signed by Ferrari CEO Benedett Vigna, who said at the signing ceremony: "In the luxury industry, improving the customer experience is key."

U.S. plans to raise market share target for electric vehicles

According to The New York Times, the U.S. government is planning to enact tough car pollution limits aimed at ensuring that all-electric vehicles account for 67 percent of new passenger cars sold in the U.S. by 2032.

This will be a huge leap for the United States, surpassing Biden's earlier goal of "bare electric vehicles accounting for half of new car sales in the United States by 2030."

Only 5.8 percent of the cars sold in the U.S. last year were pure electric vehicles, the data show.

BMW updated their personalization page

In addition to launching the XM Label Red, the BMW M division also updated their personalization page this week.

▲BMW Individual Visualizer (New)

▲BMW Individual Visualizer (Old)

The new page shows an exquisite 3D model that faithfully restores the details of the vehicle. You can choose any color you like on it, including single and double colors, metallic paint, and matte paint. BMW will also tell you the paint code and complete official name.

It should be noted that at the end of the photo, BMW also prepared a 41-second video for you. You can save these pictures and videos, and you can also save direct links and share them with your friends.

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