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From Top Gear.
BMW has – at last – shown off the i8 Roadster. Its development has been lengthy and its teaser campaign a bit drawn out, but finally the production version is here. It’s been unveiled at the LA motor show and while its styling isn’t in the least bit surprising, you probably don’t want it to be: it looks every bit as desirable as an i8 drop-top ought to.



From Top Gear.

This is the Polestar 1 (note logical naming policy, Audi) and it’s not a concept, it’s the real thing – a 591bhp, plug-in hybrid, BMW M4-sized 2+2 coupe that you’ll be able to own from mid-2019. Pretty isn’t it? The vigilant amongst you will notice it is almost an exact replica of the Volvo Coupe Concept from 2013, but any production car that follows such a beautifully proportioned concept so closely is fine by us.



From Volkswagen Auto Group.
The 2022 VW I.D. Buzz The I.D. BUZZ (the new VW Bus) was honored as “Show Car of the Year” at the Detroit Motor Show. The batteries will be situated on the vehicle floor when it goes into production. The concept vehicle will be nearly five meters long, 1.97 meters wide and 1.96 meters high. Due to the fact that the electric drive requires very little space, the front and rear axle are far apart, thus allowing for a large wheelbase. “That’s why the car can be short like a compact van, but is able to offer as much room as a transporter inside,” said Diess. This is a superior package which offers both the driver and passengers plenty of room to travel comfortably.
Plus space for cargo: “In addition to the bus version, there will also be an I.D. BUZZ CARGO, which will symbolize emission-free deliveries and as a level-3 vehicle, will be capable of highly automated driving. An ideal electric transporter concept, especially for city centers,” explains Eckhard Scholz, Chairman of the Board of Management for Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles.



From Car Magazine.
Nio is not a household name, but the Chinese-backed company has four bases around the world: China, Germany, USA and the UK. The UK arm is responsible for the EP9, and for the NextEV Nio Formula E team, which took Nelson Piquet Jr to the inaugural championship.The wide-body racer is claimed to hit 0-62mph in 2.9 seconds, 0-125mph in 7.1 and top 196mph. True, a Bugatti Chiron is even quicker but for a purely electric vehicle, the Nio's one megawatt (1360bhp) power output and massive 1092lb ft are simply sensational.



Here’s the full on board record run of Nio EP9 at Nürburgring, 06:45.90, Wow!