Dual motor BMW i4 xDrive40
BMW has added another all-wheel drive version of its all-electric i4 sedan
. The i4 xDrive40 delivers 396 hp and 443 lb-ft of torque and uses one motor at each end to provide AWD. The xDrive40 uses the same 81.5 kWh battery as the rear-drive 40 and the AWD M50 and is set to deliver an estimated 494 km of range. The i4 can charge at up to 205 kW. Pricing starts from $69,900 and the first units should arrive here in the fourth quarter of 2023.
Sentra Cup returns
Nissan has announced the return of one of the most entertaining racing series in Canada. The Sentra Cup hits the track on Saturday, May 27th at Circuit Mont-Tremblant. It is the third year of Sentra Cup racing, and nine years if you count the Micra Cup that came before. Valérie Limoges
, the first woman to win a Canadian national road race series overall title, is looking to make it two in a row this year. All Nissan owners can come to watch the event for free by registering at Nissan's site. There are six races set for this year's season.
Custom Range Rovers
Range Rover is adding a new SV Bespoke commissioning service that lets buyers make their Autobiography and SV models even more custom and more what they want. Prospective buyers can visit a special suite in the UK or select retailers to pick from a wider range of materials and colours. There are up to 391 interior colourways and 230 exterior finishes. Also new for the Range Rover this year is a new P550e plug-in hybrid with 542 hp. A twin-turbo 48V mild hybrid gas version is also new, with 606 hp and 553 lb-ft of torque.
New Mercedes camper vans coming
Mercedes-Benz announced some of its van plans for the future, including an all-new van-specific electric vehicle platform. The new platform would allow for front and all-wheel drive, varying van lengths, and both a full and mid-size van to be built on the same bones. In addition to the usual commercial customers, Benz will be chasing the camper and vanlife enthusiast this time around. Mercedes-Benz will be developing in-house camping versions of its vans along with RV industry partners. Expect the new EV platform around 2026.
Ineos Grenadier coming to Canada
Ineos is bringing the Grenadier SUV to Canada in early 2024, starting from $91,929. The rugged SUV will get BMW power and infotainment, but it is designed as a heavy-duty replacement for the original Land Rover. The Grenadier comes with standard 4x4 and an electrical system meant to make adding accessories simple and easy. Trailmaster trims come with pre-wired points for lights. The Grenadier will also be highly customizable, offering buyers their choice of luxury appointments as well as off-road extras.