MotorBeam Daily News Roundup – 20th October
News highlights of the day include BMW, Maruti and Mercedes.
BMW – BMW Motorrad recently introduced the updated G 310 R and G 310 GS in the Indian market with a massive price cut and a range of new updates for both the motorcycles. The bike maker has received an overwhelming 1000 bookings for both the bikes since launch.
Maruti – Maruti Suzuki has partnered with Orix India to introduce the new subscription plans in Hyderabad and Pune. The subscription can be had for 24, 36 or 48 months. Monthly subscription fee starts at Rs. 15,479/- for a Swift LXi in Hyderabad and Rs. 15,354/- in Pune for a tenure of 48 months. These monthly charges cover maintenance and insurance as well. Gradually the subscription service will be expanded to other cities.
BMW – The German luxury carmaker has introduced special First Edition models for the BMW X5 M Competition and X6 M Competition. Production is capped at 250 units each. The performance oriented SUVs come in BMW Individual Frozen Dark Silver and BMW Individual Frozen Marina Bay Blue colour options. It also comes with Jet Black wheels with star-spoke design measuring 21-inches at the front and 22-inches at the rear. The interior comes with Alcantara inserts. Both share the same 4.4-litre twin-turbo V8 engine producing 617 HP and 750 Nm torque.
Mercedes – The Mercedes-Maybach GLS 600 4Matic has finally hit the American market with prices starting from $160,500 (Rs. 1.18 crores). It is powered by a 4.0-litre twin-turbo V8 making 550 HP and 729 Nm of torque. 0-100 km/hr comes up in 4.8 seconds. The luxury SUV is loaded with premium equipment and comfort oriented features for the well-heeled audience.
Motor Trivia – Did you know, Volkswagen Golf is the only car in the world which is available with electric, hybrid, petrol, diesel and gas powered engine options.
Comment of the day – Sandyzen – “So the Scorpio will officially Sting this time. Hopefully, it retains its signature body-on-frame-rear wheel-driven arc. Else, they’ll find themselves bargaining between XUV5OO and Scorpio.”