MotorBeam Daily News Roundup – 23rd June
News highlights of the day include Audi, BMW, Mercedes, Hero and Indian.
Audi – The German luxury carmaker is introducing their new generations Audi RS7 Sportback next month. The bookings for the same has commenced, booking amount is Rs. 10 lakhs. The deliveries will commence from August in India. It is powered by a 4.0-litre twin-turbo V8 engine paired to a 48V mild-hybrid system. The engine churns out 600 HP and 800 Nm of torque.
BMW, Mercedes-Benz – Both the German luxury carmakers halt their joint development of autonomous car tech. Both BMW and Mercedes-Benz have stated that the timing for their partnership was not right keeping in mind the current economic and business situation. They might resume the development in the future.
Hero – The Indian bike maker has now started taking registrations for test rides of their upcoming motorcycles Hero Xtreme 160R. It was expected to be launched in April but due to the pandemic crisis and prolonged lockdown, the launch has been delayed. It is now expected to be introduced next month.
Indian Motorcycles – The American premium motorcycle maker has come up with new ClimaCommand seat technology for added comfort in extreme weather conditions. The seats can be heated or cooled depending on the choice of the rider and pillion. Both seats have separate controls.
Motor Trivia – Did you know, first rubber tyres that were invented in 1895 were white in colour.
Comment of the day – Zudir – “Recently launched Chinese bikes have improved so much in the design that even some European designs looks familiar to Chinese versions. The power figure says enough that it’s not gonna sell at that exorbitant price.”