MotorBeam Daily News Roundup – 21st September
News highlights of the day include Tata, Mahindra, BMW and MINI.
Tata – The Indian carmaker has come up with a new offer for the Tata Nexon EV. A new limited-period subscription offer has been introduced that comes with all-inclusive fixed rental starting at Rs. 34,900/- per month, till 30th November. The subscription service price has been revised by Rs. 7000/- to push the sales of the EV during the festive season.
Mahindra – The much awaited Mahindra Thar is getting a lot of attention thanks to its new design and more premium appeal than the outgoing version. The Indian carmaker has decided to put the first unit on auction. They will raise funds in the to fight against COVID-19 and Mahindra will donate a matching amount to the charity of the customer’s choice.
BMW – Aplina, the high performance division of the German luxury carmaker has come up with the new Alpina B3. It is powered by a 3.0-litre twin-turbo inline-six churning out 455 HP and 700 Nm. It does 0-100 km/hr in 3.8 seconds while the top speed is 303 km/hr. They have redone the exterior colour and alloys to make it look sporty.
MINI – The MINI JCW Nightfall Edition has been launched in Australia. It’s limited to just 40 units. Gets dark exterior elements for both the hatch and the convertible versions. It is powered by the same 2.0-litre turbo petrol 228 HP motor. It does 0-100 km/hr in 6.1 seconds.
Motor Trivia – Did you know, the McLaren F1 has a three-seat layout. The driver sits in the centre of the car in a fixed seat.
Comment of the day – Punya Sharma – “The Vitpilen 401 will be super-hot property if priced right. Looks apart, will be super fast and nimble as well!”