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Chip Brist Strips BMW by Apple Carplay and Android Auto
The ongoing chip crisis means that some BMWs will lack Apple Carplay and Android Auto features. This is due to a change in the provider of certain chips, which have not yet been pre-installed with the smartphone connection software. BMW promises that the updates will be applied during the year at the end of June.
2023 Range Rover Sport gets 523-HP BMW V8 options and off-road cruise control; EV will come in 2024
The all-new 2023 Range Rover Sport follows the same evolutionary design language as its big brother, which was launched last year and also includes signals from the smaller Evoque. The most significant difference is on the back, where the Sport has its light clusters and “Range Rover” mark under a horizontal strip, with the registration plate mounted a bit under the unadorned boot lid. Land Rover also announced that the new RR Sport will be the company’s first electric car, with the fully electric variant coming in 2024. Until then, the Range Rover Sport will be available with petrol, diesel and plug-in hybrid options. The range includes a new BMW-derived 4.4-liter V8 and a choice of two PHEV powertrains that can take you up to 70 miles (113 km) on electric power.
Hertz will rent a 900 HP Mustang Shelby GT500-H for $ 399 a day
Following a teaser earlier this week, Hertz has revealed its plans to once again offer a Ford Mustang specially tuned by Shelby American to customers in 11 cities around the United States. And the 25 Shelby GT500-H fastbacks will not be completely ordinary-mill cars. The power has been blown up to 900 hp (671 kW / 912 PS) from the standard Shelby GT500’s 760 hp (567 kW / 770 PS). The Hertz cars will also have forged aluminum monoblock rims, performance-specific tires, tinted windows, Shelby GT500-H washers, side strips and a carbon fiber hood that cuts 14 kg of the car’s weight. A less potent alternative in the form of the Shelby GT-H convertible and fastback will also be available, which is powered by a 5.0-liter V8 that produces 451 hp (336 kW / 456 PS).
Mileage: 2022 GMC Sierra AT4X and the 2022 GMC Sierra Denali Ultimate
We got behind the wheel of both the 2022 GMC Sierra AT4X and the 2022 GMC Sierra Denali Ultimate. The former offers a more homely approach to the existing AT4 training and is thought to be the most premium terrain-focused truck the brand has ever manufactured – apart from the Hummer EV. Denali Ultimate, on the other hand, wants to be the last word in luxury, with the added appeal of offering SuperCruise. How did we like these two new challengers in the pick-up segment? Read on to find out.
Bentley Bentayga extended wheelbase gets a 7-inch stretch and climate-controlled rear seats
Bentley has added a fifth model to its luxury range by introducing the new Bentayga Extended Wheelbase along with the standard Bentayga SUV. Bentayga Extended Wheelbase will fill the void left by the old Mulsanne. In addition to plenty of legroom, it brings with it a host of luxurious details. This includes features such as climate-controlled seats that sense passengers’ temperature and surface humidity to control themselves and adjust heating or ventilation accordingly. The chairs also make small adjustments to reduce fatigue during long journeys. At the same time, there is an optional metal coating in the veneer finish for the interior cladding, which consists of a metal strip that is only 0.0028 inches (0.07 mm) thick glued by hand to the veneer surface before it is varnished and polished.
BMW iX1 teased during winter testing with dual electric motors
BMW has published photos of the new iX1 prototype being tested in cold weather in the Arctic Circle. iX1 is a fully electric version of X1 and will have a number of style differences from its ICE cousin. BMW confirmed the debut of the X1 in the autumn of 2022, with EV set to expand the range immediately after that. iX1 is the third X-marked vehicle to have a fully electric driveline after the larger iX3 and iX, which are already for sale.
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Passengers without pilot experience Landsplan
Sound reveals that the unidentified passenger says: “I have a serious situation here. My pilot has become incoherent.” https://t.co/xamoyq5xAu
– CBS News (@CBSNews) 11 May 2022
A passenger who had no flying experience managed to land a small plane in Florida after their pilot became “incoherent”. The single-engine Cessna 208 was landed with the help of an air traffic controller who told the passenger how to operate the plane.
Apple officially kills iPod
After a series of 21 years, Apple has officially discontinued the iPod. The world’s best-selling MP3 player has gone through several iterations during the year, while its final form – the iPod Touch, will be available for fans to buy until the stock runs out.