MotorBeam Daily News Roundup – 25th September
News highlights of the day include BMW, Maruti, Infiniti and Ferrari.
BMW – The BMW Group is betting big on the electric technology and has decided to start producing battery modules for their high-voltage batteries of BMW Group’s electrified vehicles. They will begin the production process from 2021 from their Leipzig plant.
Maruti Suzuki – Launched in 2010, the Maruti Wagon R CNG has just crossed a big milestone of 3 lakh unit sales. It is the most successful factory-fitted CNG car in India thanks to the practicality on offer along with a segment leading CNG efficiency of 33.54 km/kg. As of now, there are more than 24 lakh customers of the Wagon R including the petrol models. It is among the top 5 selling cars in our country every month.
Infiniti – The luxury division of Nissan has come up with a new SUV concept Infiniti QX60 Monograph. It is a three-row SUV showcasing the luxury Japanese carmaker’s new design philosophy. It is expected to make its debut in its production avatar next year. Likely to be powered by a 2.0-litre turbo petrol engine.
Ferrari – Ferrari Omologata is a one-off unit based on the 812 Superfast. It gets a new body kit finished in Rosso Magma featuring custom racing livery. Commissioned by a European client, this project took over 2 years to complete. Powered by the same 6.5-litre V12 producing 800 PS.
Motor Trivia – Did you know, the first sketch for the design of the MINI Cooper was made on a napkin in Switzerland.
Comment of the day – Being Shenoy – “Harley Davidson was a dream for many. Even if no one was much aware of the lineup, it was really exciting whenever one used to spot it on the road. Sad to see this! Maximum damage due to RE eating them for breakfast, lunch and dinner after the launch of 650 twins!”