- The new BMW 3 Series is officially launched, with two-color seats added
- All-round improvement, mid-term facelift Porsche Macan launched
- Chery iCar Announces Official QQ Ice Cream Image
- Xiaopeng Motors Announces Financial Results for the Second Quarter of 2021
- Xiaomi responds to the acquisition of Shendong: Speeding up research and development of autonomous driving technology
- Nezha Auto and Huawei signed a comprehensive cooperation agreement
- Faraday Future announces cooperation with Qmerit for home charging
- Aston Martin responds to rumors that there will be no V8 available in 2022
- BMW plans to build 100 "rechargeable light storage" stations in three years
- Audi announces Vorsprung 2030 strategy
- Toyota will launch a new Arene operating system in five years
- Baidu Apollo launches autonomous driving route for Beijing city sub-center
- L4 level, Hainan’s first open road test license for autonomous driving is released
- Cars can also be designed like this: Is this a car? Or a boat?
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The new BMW 3 Series is officially launched, with two-color seats added
Today, we ushered in the new BMW 3 Series.
A total of 9 models of the new 3 series, including 4 standard axle models and 5 long axle models, are priced from RMB 293,900 to RMB 398,900.
The appearance of the new car has not changed much, the main improvement lies in the configuration.
In the interior, the new BMW 3 Series axle version Yaoye Package models have added two-color seats. The cutting and splicing of contrasting materials further enhance the visual impact.
In addition, the long axis version of the new car also adds an electric tailgate, which supports two opening and closing methods of in-car button or remote control key.
In terms of power, the new 3 Series is equipped with a 2.0T four-cylinder turbocharged engine with a maximum power of 258 horsepower and a peak torque of 400N·m. The fastest acceleration is only 5.9 seconds.
Of course, 320 and 325 can't run so fast.
All-round improvement, mid-term facelift Porsche Macan launched
Yesterday, Porsche announced the price in China of the mid-term facelifted Porsche Macan, with a guide price of RMB 540-848,000. Three models of Macan, Macan S and Macan GTS were launched.
The new 2.0T engine on the basic model is slightly improved compared to the previous model, with a maximum power of 265 horsepower.
Macan S and Macan GTS are equipped with a 2.9L twin-turbocharged V6 engine with output power of 380 horsepower and 440 horsepower respectively. The former combines with Sport Chrono components to accelerate from standstill to 100 km/h in only 4.6 seconds.
In addition to the improvement in power, the appearance of the new car has also been further strengthened.
Specifically, the redesigned front with the decoration in the body color emphasizes the width of the new Macan, and the air intakes in the center and on both sides are accommodated in it, making it more imposing.
In the interior, the overall layout has not changed much, but a large number of touch buttons have been added, and the analog clock on the top of the instrument panel has also become standard. Interestingly, the steering wheel has also been replaced with the same model as the 911.
This time, Porsche has brought a new engine and internal and external upgrades, which can be described as full of sincerity.
Recently, Chery iCar Eco announced three official pictures of Chery QQ ice cream.
From the picture, Chery QQ ice cream still inherits QQ's cute and cute genes in terms of appearance design.
The front light group adopts a "U"-shaped big-eye headlight design, and the lower part adopts a rectangular grille design, which increases the visual hierarchy of the front.
At the rear, you can see that the shape of the taillights echoes the headlights, and is different from conventional vehicles. The rear of the car adopts a built-in shape, with a square body, which maximizes the space utilization rate.
In addition, although Chery QQ ice cream adopts a square two-door design, the area of the rear side window is larger, and it is also more friendly to the rear passengers.
It is reported that the car will be listed in the fourth quarter of this year.
FAW hastened to learn, the whole electric Xiali came out to play.
New forces in car-making
Xiaopeng Motors Announces Financial Results for the Second Quarter of 2021
This afternoon, Xiaopeng announced the financial report for the second quarter of 2021:
In 2021, Q2 total revenue was 3.761 billion yuan, an increase of 536.7% compared to the same period in 2020. The total vehicle delivery volume reached 17,398, an increase of 30.4% compared to the first quarter.
The main product Xiaopeng P7 delivered a total of 11,522 units, the delivery volume increased by 44.5% month-on-month, and the gross profit margin reached a new high.
However, the financial report also mentioned that Xiaopeng Q2 lost a total of 1.19 billion yuan, and the market expected a net loss of 800 million yuan after adjustment, and a loss of 146 million yuan in the same period last year.
It is worth noting that Xiaopeng's R&D investment in Q2 reached 860 million yuan, an increase of 170% over the same period last year.
Xiaomi responds to the acquisition of Shendong: Speeding up research and development of autonomous driving technology
Last night, Wang Xiang, President of Xiaomi Group, responded to Xiaomi's acquisition of Shendong Technology for 499 million yuan during the earnings call.
Wang Xiang said that autonomous driving technology is the most important technology for smart electric vehicles, and Shendong Technology has strong R&D capabilities, technology accumulation and landing experience in the field of autonomous driving.
In addition, he also said that Xiaomi is very optimistic about the technology research and development capabilities of the Shendong Technology team, and hopes to accelerate Xiaomi's research and development in autonomous driving technology through acquisition. (Via Pinwan)
I hope Xiaomi can bring something different to the automotive industry.
Nezha Auto and Huawei signed a comprehensive cooperation agreement
The Securities Times reported yesterday that Hezhong Auto (Nezha Auto) and Huawei signed a comprehensive cooperation agreement.
According to the content of the agreement, Nezha Automobile and Huawei will conduct comprehensive cooperation in the fields of intelligent network connection and intelligent driving based on key technologies such as the Internet of Things, cloud computing, and big data informatization.
As the first model of the cooperation between the two parties, the Nezha S to be launched next year will use Huawei's MDC intelligent driving computing platform and lidar technology.
Compared with Nezha's current models on sale, Nezha S has a much higher appearance.
Yesterday, Faraday Future announced that it will cooperate with Qmerit, the nation's largest electric vehicle charging network installation provider, to meet the home charging needs of future FF 91 users.
Faraday Future CEO Bi Fukang said:
We are very happy that our FF 91 users can easily enjoy our industry-leading charging and energy solutions.
According to reports, users only need to make an appointment on Faraday Future’s official website or app, and Qmerit installers will come to install it at their convenience. (Via Sina Technology)
The charging service has been arranged, and it seems that it is not far away.
The crossroads of “oil and electricity''
Last week, foreign media reported that due to the supply chain, Mercedes-Benz will stop providing V8 engines in the US market in 2022, causing car fans to sigh.
Affected by this news, Aston Martin has also become the focus of public opinion, because almost all of its models are equipped with V8 engines from AMG.
A few days ago, Aston Martin officially responded to this matter:
They will continue to use the V8 engine in 2022, and their cooperation with Mercedes will not be affected.
In addition, the two parties may sign a new supply contract to give priority to the production of "customized" engines higher than AMG.
Aston Martin: I don't care if AMG has an engine or not. Give me my share first.
BMW plans to build 100 "rechargeable light storage" stations in three years
BMW announced a few days ago that it will strengthen its cooperation with State Grid Electric Vehicle Company and establish 100 green energy stations with integrated charging, solar and storage in the next three years.
At present, BMW's first integrated green energy station of “recharge and storage” in Beijing has been put into operation. This coordinated model of photovoltaic power generation, energy storage, and smart charging helps BMW achieve low-carbon sustainability in its service links.
In addition, BMW plans to connect more than 360,000 charging piles by the end of this year, including 150,000 DC fast charging charging piles.
The output of the "Charging and Storage" integrated energy station is "green electricity" in the true sense.
Audi announced their Vorsprung 2030 strategy yesterday.
The strategy was formulated by the Audi management team in the past few months, and it mainly includes the following points:
- Audi’s new strategy focuses on sustainable growth and differentiated development;
- Starting in 2026, all new Audi models launched globally will be pure electric models;
- By 2033, the production of internal combustion engines will be phased out;
- Accelerate the construction of a comprehensive electric vehicle ecology;
- Expand the scope of after-sales service to intelligent hardware and predictive maintenance;
- The dimension of sustainable development will be incorporated into corporate management.
The fuel is drifting away.
According to Automotive News, yesterday, Toyota's chief product integration officer Keiji Yamamoto announced a software development plan for Toyota and Lexus in Tokyo.
Keiji Yamamoto said that Toyota will launch a new Arene operating system in the next five years.
The operating system is developed by Woven Planet, Toyota's subsidiary focusing on artificial intelligence and autonomous driving, and the system will also be provided to other companies.
In addition, starting from the new generation of Lexus NX that will be launched this fall, it will follow the practices of competitors Tesla and Volkswagen to provide a wider range of OTA updates.
Moving to the world, Toyota is finally going to make a move.
Baidu Apollo launches autonomous driving route for Beijing city sub-center
Today, the automatic driving launch ceremony of Beijing City Sub-center was held in Tongzhou District.
At the launching ceremony, the Tongzhou District Committee, the District Government, the Municipal Affairs Bureau and Baidu Apollo jointly released the automatic driving operation route of the Beijing City Sub-center.
This marks the official launch of Baidu's Apollo autonomous driving travel service platform "Carrot Run" in Tongzhou, Beijing to provide autonomous driving travel operation services to the public.
It is reported that the line has a total of 22 stations with a distance of 600 meters and a total mileage of more than 50 kilometers. It can receive more than 100 users per day.
Do you have friends in Tongzhou? Go and experience it!
L4 level, Hainan’s first open road test license for autonomous driving is released
Yesterday, the awarding ceremony of the first smart car road test license plate in Hainan Province was held at Hainan Tropical Automobile Test Co., Ltd. (Hainan Test Ground) in Qionghai City.
The model that obtained the Hainan Autonomous Driving Open Road Test License this time is the Hongqi E-HS3, which is a pure electric self-driving car equipped with the Hongqi L4 automatic driving system.
It is understood that the car is equipped with 4 lidars, 1 smart camera, 5 millimeter wave radars and high-precision positioning and other multi-source sensors, and can detect a distance of more than 200 meters at the farthest.
At present, the first batch of open test and demonstration roads for smart cars in Hainan Province has a total length of 129.2 kilometers, 7 open roads and 1 expressway, covering 4 cities of Haikou, Sanya, Wenchang and Qionghai. (Via Hainan Daily)
Hainan, which is hot, humid and rainy, is a good place for testing.
There should be many car fans and friends who have watched a BBC car show-Top Gear.
In this show, an extraordinary car once appeared, that is, the "amphibious" Hovervan built by three hosts.
Of course, this Hovervan is just for fun, so has anyone built such an "amphibious" car?
The answer is yes, and there are not many.
With its 3.7L V6 engine, it can reach a speed of 70km/h at sea.
Not only that, you can also drive it on the street to buy things-its four wheels allow it to travel on land, and the speed can exceed 120km/h.
02. Rinspeed sQuba
This is not an ordinary Elise, and its design is more like a submarine than a boat.
It is powered by dual electric propellers and can be submerged to a depth of 10 meters.
However, its maximum underwater speed is only 3km/h, so it can be used for diving and sightseeing.
03. Gibbs Aquada
As early as 2004, Richard Branson drove this Gibbs Aquada to set the record for the fastest amphibious vehicle crossing the English Channel. The official time is 1 hour, 40 minutes and 6 seconds.
This record-setting amphibious vehicle looks a bit like the old Mazda MX-5, and has a three-seater layout like the original McLaren F1.
It has a 2.5L V6 engine from Rover, which can reach a speed of more than 160km/h on land and 48 km/h on water.
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