MotorBeam Daily News Roundup – 15th July
News highlights of the day include Mercedes, Jawa, Jeep and BGauss.
Mercedes – The German luxury carmaker has revealed the new AMG GT Black Series. Powered by a 4.0-litre V8 engine producing 720 HP and 800 Nm torque. The engine gets flat-pane crank, new camshafts, new exhaust manifolds, dry sump lubrication, new firing order, larger turbo compressor wheels and louder exhaust. The engine is mated to a 7-speed DCT. 0-100 km/hr takes 3.2 seconds. 0-200 km/hr takes less than 9 seconds. Top speed is 325 km/hr. It has a lot of carbon fiber to reduce weight. Interior gets Nappa leather, microfibre upholstery and carbon fibre sports seats..
Jawa – The latest Perak teasers reveal the delivery date of the much awaited motorcycle. Deliveries are likely to commence from 20th July. The bike is priced at Rs. 1.95 lakhs (ex-showroom). Powered by a 334cc, single-cylinder engine that produces 30 HP and 31 Nm of torque.
Jeep – The American off-road focussed SUV maker has revealed the Wrangler Rubicon 392 concept. It gets an altered chassis setup. It will come with a new 6.4-litre naturally aspirated V8 engine that churns out 450 HP and 610 Nm of torque. It will compete against the recently revealed Ford Bronco.
BGauss – The electric scooter maker has started taking bookings for their upcoming products. The scooters will come with a starting price of Rs. 53,000/-. Deliveries to commence in August.
Motor Trivia – Did you know, 2020 Chevrolet Corvette C8 is the first Corvette to have a mid-engine layout.
Comment of the day – Vasudev Babu – “Still i remember the days when i bought my 2014- 200 NS for Rs.105,000 /- on Road, Bangalore….. for the same performance (more or less) today we have to pay 50k extra.”