Meanwhile, the WRX model line-up is reserved only for sedans.
Bermaz Motor has just previewed the Mazda CX-5 2.5L Turbo AWD at their roadshow in Sunway Pyramid.
completed at Subaru’s Aerospace Company’s Utsunomiya Plant.Also read: Subaru Symmetrical AWD
;s right, the humble Corolla is expected to be the fourth Gazoo Racing model.
the Geely Xingyue L is a turbocharged 2.0-litre four-cylinder petrol engine, capable of delivering 238
It may not be familiar to some of you but they were the ones that laid the foundation for Proton R3 -
The model is visually identical to the China market Geely Boyue Pro, but what sets it apart from the
This is fair, considering the Civic Type-R set the record on an equally sticky Michelin Pilot Sport Cup
for its Symmetrical all-wheel drive (AWD) system.What sets the Subaru Symmetrical AWD apart from all
The GR Yaris was just launched last week.Which is precisely what this as-yet-unnamed Subaru is.
The regular XC40 T5 AWD is priced from RM 231,651.
as the 2.5-litre Turbo AWD variant which undoubtedly injected some excitement to the market.
Like the recent surge in Malaysias Covid-19 cases, the headlining numbers the 2021 Volkswagen Tiguan
The concepts were a sensation.To understand the scale of this undertaking, prior to the i8 and i3s launch
the immediate success of the fairly new Proton Wira.However, for those who wished the Wira could have
Is AWD that much safer and worth the additional money these systems command?
BMW announced last year they will be discontinuing their hybrid supercar, the BMW i8.
As you know, BMW has officially discontinued the BMW i8.
AWD is good for performance and the fastest supercars of today mainly use AWD drivetrains.Today, just
The main culprit is aquaplaning.Aquaplaning, as the name suggests, is when you drive on a “plane
easy way to deal with the budget cuts while also launching new EV, since no shortcut is on the table
One such talented player is none other than the Subaru XV.
( Mazda CX-5 2019 | Gallery)The updated Mazda CX-5 2019 is now available in Malaysia along with the new
performance vehicles, well, maybe its time to rethink that: this is the Volkswagen ID.X concept, and
engines (popularly known as boxer) and all-wheel drive (AWD).
Proton dropped the all-wheel-drive (AWD) variant for the 2020 Proton X70 CKD line up and some consumers
the United States yesterday.The headlining features about the USA-spec model is its performance.
This is the second-generation Subaru XV, launched in Malaysia back in 2017.
Specifications and features of the AWD variant is based on the Mazda CX-30 2.0G High variant (about RM
The silhouette you see above belongs to the upcoming Subaru Solterra - the brands first electric vehicle
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Drove the i8 in the snow for about 2 hours. One of the most bizarre awd systems I’ve come across. Electric motor up front with instant torque and gas engine in the back. Only way to get AWD is in sport mode (full power out of both drivetrains) WOOF
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Growing consensus the Model D is a high-performance AWD Model S that will one-up the BMW i8. Will be live-tweeting the Hawthorne unveiling.
BMW i8 $135k, 375hp, 112mpg, awd, hybrid,doors that go up. Is it worth the money and do you want… http://instagram.com/p/vMDzP7Nxvj/
Am def not under any illusion that this will end illiteracy, but I hope it helps at least a little
The Tesla next gen roadster, is the most beautiful car I ever saw. I wish I hadn't bought my BMW i8 AWD Coupe
Also, I just realized the i8 is AWD, so what I really want now is a rallyX showoff of an i8 and a p85d.
You’re not interpreting the data correctly. Stating the BMW is AWD and Polestar is FWD is just incorrect. The i8’s engine powers the rear wheels and motors the front. So both are AWD. And your stats don’t account for the extra power from the generator motor.
IAA 2013: The i8. Hybrid AWD sports car. 360hp and weighs 1.5 Tonnes. Made of carbon fibre and is just a little cheaper than the 760Li.
The main reasons that consumers reject electric cars, in no particular order: They have concerns and reservations about electric car technology They see electric cars as changing so fast that buying now would be investing in obsolescence They have issues with range limitations They have issues with reliable charging They have ample, reasonable alternatives to electric vehicles Here's more detail on each of the above. Concerns and reservations about electric car technology, go a long ways towards explaining the immediate hesitancy that many consumers have towards buying an electric car. In many people's minds, electric cars are brand new technology that is still somewhat unproven. It will take years for these people to see electric cars as a legitimate transportation option. These are so-called "slow adopters" who always take time to embrace new technology. There are also people who have concerns about battery longevity (likely overblown), people who have concerns about vehicle reliability (perhaps not overblown, as Tesla's Model S has experienced numerous high profile problems), and people who just don't quite "get" electric cars. Of all the reasons I've listed, concerns and reservations about technology are the least important. It's merely a matter of time until all these concerns go away. Still, these concerns are making many consumers hesitate as of 2015. The opposite of the "I'm scared of new technology" objection is the ,"I'm waiting for the better electric car technology right around the corner," objection. Most new car buyers keep their vehicles for 4-6 years, which means that whatever they buy today will take them out of the market until 2020 or so. Do ,you, want to be the person who drops $30k on a new Leaf only to find that you can have a Tesla Model III in 2018 for only a few dollars more? No you don't. Hence, you skip the Leaf for now and wait to see what Tesla does. Tesla is at least partially to blame here, as they've promised the moon to plug-in vehicle enthusiasts. Until the Model III actually hits the ground (sometime in 2019 is my guess) many of the people willing to invest big money into electric cars are probably going to wait to buy a plugin EV. Issues with range limitations, reveal an odd little quirk of the new car buying process that most people don't understand. Having sold cars (or managed the sale of cars) for nearly a decade, I can say unequivocally that ,consumers often buy vehicles for exceptional needs,. I can't tell you the number of times I've seen people invest in a big SUV or a massive pickup truck just so they'd have a vehicle they could use to ferry the inlaws around or haul the boat literally 2 times a year. It would be more rational for consumers to rent a van when the inlaws visit, borrow a truck when they need to haul the boat, etc., but that's not how we do things in the United States. Which brings us to the range limitation of plugin EVs: most car owners make annual road trips to visit family for the holidays (see ,http://newsroom.aaa.com/2014/12/aaa-98-6-million-americans-traveling-holiday-season-four-percent-last-year/, for some stats). Are all these holiday road trippers going to: a) drive the Leaf 80 miles, wait an hour at a fast charger, etc. or b) rent a gas powered car to make the annual trip to grandma's or c) just buy a car that can make the trip in the first place? Pretty sure I know the answer to that question, how about you?* *HINT: 99.7% of new vehicle buyers purchased gas or diesel powered vehicles in 2014. But even if new plugin technology can conquer range limitations and technological anxieties of one form or another, we still have a lack of ,reliable charging options., Indeed, a lack of reliable electrical access is the achilles heel of electric cars. Only ,35%, of US households are single family homes (,https://nmhc.org/Content.aspx?id=4708,). The majority of households are apartment buildings and/or multi-family homes, and guess what's hard to do when you live in an apartment or multi-family building? Plug in your car overnight. Is it impossible for apartment dwellers to plug in their electric cars? Not at all. But it's not convenient currently for the vast majority of people who don't live in single family homes. Hence, t,he majority of consumers won't be inclined to buy electric cars until there are ample public charging systems for daily use,, and that's not happening anytime soon as far as I can tell. Consumer Reports, ran a little ,phone survey, and found that only 50% of those surveyed could plugin their car reliably...and that's using a standard 110AC outlet, not a 240V outlet typically recommended for electric car owners. It's also not clear if the plugin consumers mentioned would have to be shared by other people living in the same building. Access to nightly charging is all but required for plugin EV ownership, and half of consumers don't have it. That's a pretty big deal. Finally, we come to the fact that there are ,a bevy of reasonable gas and diesel powered alternatives to plugin EVs,. A middle of the line Nissan Leaf SV is a $32,000 car ($25k after federal tax rebate) that: Only drives about 80 miles before you have to plug it in, compared to a 300 mile range for any gas powered car (which can extend range 300 miles more after a 3 minute fueling). Doesn't offer the visibility or AWD capability of the similarly sized and slightly lower priced Nissan Juke. Costs ~$9,000 more than the similarly sized Nissan Versa (built on the exact same platform as the Juke and the Leaf). Isn't holding it's resale value nearly as well as the Versa or the Juke (or any other gas powered car) - see ,Resale Prices Tumble on Electric Cars Is the Leaf cheaper than the Juke or the Versa? Perhaps, after 5-10 years of operation, the Leaf is cheaper (it will depend on gas prices, reliability, etc.) But consumers typically don't buy products based on all the money they can save 10 years from now. In my experience, buying a new car isn't a math problem for most consumers. If it turns out that vehicle X is a little more money in the long run than vehicle Y, so what. It's going to come down to an emotional preference. I'd like to point out that ,Michael Barnard, - who is a perfectly reasonable person, I must add - offers up a misleading answer to this question that ignores consumer behaviors regarding expense management (consumers usually choose to pay less now and more later), conflates electric motorcycle performance with larger EV performance, and argues that the $75k+ Model S is a good looking road trip car while simultaneously arguing EVs are affordable by talking about the Leaf. And even he admits that we're still "a few years" away from a day when consumers will be able to buy an EV without raising an objection. Summing up, ,plugin electric cars don't sell very well because they're not a great option for the average consumer,. They're not a bad option, per se, they're just not great. Kind of like using public transportation, commuting to work by bicycle, or carpooling...all things "rational" consumers should do, but choose not to. Do I see a future for plugin EVs? Absolutely. The Model S has proven that plugin EVs are excellent platforms for luxurious, high performance vehicles. Indeed, BMW's i8, the Porsche 918, the next-gen Acura NSX, LaFerrari, etc. are all flashing red indicators of the future of the supercar market. It's hard to imagine that anyone will be selling an exclusively gas powered luxury car in 10 years, not with the performance capabilities of a vehicle driven by an electric motor with infinite torque. Likewise, the market for luxurious plugin electric commuter cars (like the BMW i3) - or even moderately equipped plugin electric commuter cars (like the Leaf and Volt) - will continue to grow as battery technology improves. There are consumers (and fleets) who buy cars based purely on dollars and cents, and these consumers will switch to EVs when it's financially prudent to do so (which should happen sometime in the next decade or so). But until: the majority of vehicle owners have reliable access to an electrical outlet every night and public fast charging systems are convenient and pervasive plugin EVs will be a niche vehicle that will struggle to capture more than a slice of the US automotive market. BTW, for anyone who wants to comment and call me an "EV hater," the US energy information agency projects plugin EVs will account for only 2% of the vehicle market by 2040. See ,Annual Energy Outlook 2014 Early Release,. I'm not saying anything that the experts on such matters haven't already said.
No electric car goes 200mph. There are no convertible all-electric cars for sale in North America. The only “coupe” is the Mine Cooper SE Electric. It’s got a 0–60 time of almost 7 seconds and only 110 miles (manufacturer estimate) of range. Since it is priced at the bottom of the electric car market (under $30k to start), it will be limited in luxury, but has lots of space. Your best bet was the now-discontinued BMW i8 Hybrid, and it came close on your other criteria. The 0–60 time was a respectable 4.6s and a maximum speed of 250km/hr, with BMW cachet and luxury, though probably limited trunk space.
The question says ,“How long will it take for electric cars to India” Well, electric cars are here already and are available to the comman population of the country. However, lets talk about what's next in this iconic revolution that possesses the potential create a positive competition for the existing industry. Since the beginning, India has tried to implement this excellent alternative for human mobility, From the government initiatives, to the interests of automobile companies of the country and also, automobile companies from around the globe, India is believed to possibly possess the potential for a demanding market for electric vehicles. Before moving further with this answer, let me introduce some existing models The Mahindra E20 Mahindra's E20, a minicar that can carry four tightly packed adults for 120 kilometers on a single charge, costs about 660,000 rupees ($9,800) in Delhi. Mahindra e-Verito. Fully electric. The brand value and image created by Mahindra Reva electric have been taken to the next level with the introduction of electric power in the sedan. Mahindra has introduced a lot of new technical features in its new product Mahindra eVerito, including a telematic feature that keep a track of 190 vehicle parameters for remote monitoring and diagnosis. Running cost of just Rs 1.15/km. Assuming unit of electricity is Rs 7/unit.Needs 18 units for full charge & has a range of 100km. Toyota Camry (Hybrid) BMW i8 Mahindra Scorpio (MicroHybrid) For more details:- ,https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Electric_vehicle_industry_in_India Well, moving further The government initiatives for the promotion of electric vehicles are quite remarkable Read about the FAME India scheme :- Government extends FAME-India scheme to promote electric vehicles Also, Two years back, when PM Narendra Modi made a visit to the Silicon Valley, Tesla was the first factory that he went to. The PM had invited Tesla to manufacture in India, as it is a very suitable country most suited for technology. The delegation which went from India also wanted a look at the Tesla Powerwall and its capacity in solar batteries which has the potential to tap into a renewable resource which our country has no dearth of. That technology could be used to help Indian households to become self-sufficient to fulfil their energy needs. Initiatives by Tesla One can't talk about electric vehicles without mentioning Elon Musk, now this guy appears to be all set to make debut in India this summer. In 2016, Tesla had hinted that the company had been planning a launch in India soon. Last year, the company had unveiled its plans to begin shipping its electronic cars which were fully enabled for self-driving. The plan garnered a great response, and when the booking opened for Indian buyers, Tesla found many takers who were able to dish out $1,000 for the cars. Musk confirmed the plan on Twitter as a reply to a user who had asked, “@elonmusk eagerly waiting for Tesla to launch in India. Any plans to do it? If so then WHEN?” To this, the Tesla CEO had replied, “@goel_ishan Hoping for summer this year.” Also read:- ,Owning a Tesla in India: A summer 2017 dream shown by Musk and Modi However all the above articles date back to February this year, the current scenario you ask? Well, ,check this:- India-bound Tesla Model 3 Revealed Elon Musk, CEO, Tesla Motors, has revealed the India-bound Tesla Model 3 via uploading a video on his twitter handle. The video gives a quick view of the electric car, which has been described as a “release candidate version”. However, a few media reports claim that video shows almost production-ready version of the car that will enter into limited production in July 2017. The company will commence its volume production by September 2017. Power source for the Tesla Model 3 is a 60kw hour lithium-ion battery pack offering a range of 300kms per charge. The same engine will also be used for the 2017 Chevrolet Bolt. With a power of 7,200 Superchargers, the Model 3 can mark 97kmph from standstill in 4 seconds. The sedan will be come with both RWD (rear wheel drive) and AWD (all-wheel drive) options. So now, for your answer , make a judgement and analyse on how much time is left for electric cars to enter the Indian subcontinent? Well, it's simple- we already have them running on the roads, but I'm sure that not is important, the future scope of such unconventional automobiles is always the question. Well, I'm no expert, but I do believe that this is the best alternative we have at the moment, and with more and more public acceptance, the Indian market for electric vehicles is going to expand beyond our imagination. Signing Off, Harshal K Joshi
give a 16 year old a powerful car riiiighhhhttt. 9/10 first time drivers crash their first vehicle, and until they have a accident, most drivers will remain rather careless as drivers until it happens. From that i would suggest getting your child a car that focuses more on Safety then raw performance. Subaru makes pretty Safe vehicles and consistently stays on the upper end in regards to safety, something like a Subaru WRX or a BRZ would still give them a car with performance, and they could enjoy it more easily then in a 300+hp car like a I8 or a 700+hp car like a Demon. the I8 is weaker, and more fuel efficient, as well as safer so of the two you chose that would be the better choice. however a Subaru wrx is Safer, has around the same kind of performance, has AWD is pretty reliable, and has more room to carry stuff or people then either car’s so it’s all around a nicer choice.
Commercially available? The new Tesla Roadster… and pretty much anything else Tesla puts out. Arguable that the BMW i8 might be close simply because Tesla’s technology is mostly in the Autopilot and interior electronics. The BMW i8 pushes the boundaries of material science and mechanics used in a car. Tesla, outside of the electric motor, is a pretty traditional car. Steel (not aluminum or carbon fiber) shell, traditional brakes and suspension. Regular seats and interior trim construction. As a car, the BMW i8 is made of carbon fiber reinforced plastic, the plugin hybrid drivetrain allows for all electric mode within short distances and either extended range using current petrol networks or increased performance. The body shape of the i8 has integrated spoilers into the lights allowing for a more integrated aerodynamic effect without the bolt on race car look. HUD, ultra thin reinforced seats and newer materials. As a car, the Tesla Roadster and Model S are fairly traditional cars, apart from the engine/motor and interior electronics which are revolutionary. As a car, the BMW i8 is totally revolutionary in materials, design and construction… apart from the hybrid petrol engine powering the rear wheels. It would be easier to adapt the i8 to be more advanced (I still don’t know why BMW doesn’t work on that) than the Tesla since it would only involve replacing the rear engine with an electric motor (front wheels are already electric) and increasing battery capacity. Thus making it an AWD EV with way better features. But from a feature and performance point of view as a consumer, Tesla hands down has the most advanced cars available on the market today.
The 2018 E63S will do 0–60 in 3.3 seconds. The i8 does it in 3.8. The M4 also does it in 3.8. The E63s is brutal in a straight line. But it does have over 600hp and AWD. Puts my C63s to shame and it will do an 11.9 quarter.
If you want all the technical details, I suggest you Google it. In fact, there are several websites which explain the naming trends of these cars. I will give a brief overview. BMW X series- Stands for SUV. May or may not be AWD/4WD. i at the end of name- stands for petrol. i before the name- stands for hybrid d at the end of name- stands for diesel. x before i or d- stands for car has AWD (not available in some countries like India). M before name- car is a thoroughbred car tuned by ///M division. M after name- car is a sportier version of normal car. GTS after name- car is track focused. 1 series- Basic hatchback with 5 doors. 2 series- Basic coupe of 1 series hatchback. 2 series Active Tourer- larger version of 1 series based on 2 series' looks. 3 series- Cheapest sedan. 4 series- Coupe of cheapest sedan. 4 series Gran Coupe- Sedan of coupe of cheapest sedan. 5 series- Mid range sedan. 6 series- Coupe of mid range sedan. 6 series Gran Coupe- Sedan of coupe of mid range sedan. 7 series- most luxurious sedan. i8- hybrid sports car competing with the 911, R8, AMG GT etc. i3- hybrid hatchback. Priced at about the 5 series level, no real competition IMO. X1- Mini SUV based on 1 series (available as a RWD). X3- Mid size SUV based on 3 series (available in AWD/4WD). X5- Full size SUV based on 5 series. X6- Coupe of full size SUV based on 5 series. Most expensive of the regular BMW SUVs. M125i- Sportier version of 125i. M235i- Sportier version of 235i. M2- Newly launched sports car completely tuned by ///M. M3- 4 door sports car for track use. M4- 2 door version of M3. Also for track use. M5- Luxury cruiser. Preferred for autobahn/expressway cruising. M6- 2 door M5 for sporty looks. M6 GC- 4 door of 2 door M5 with sportier looks. 760Li- No M7 here, but this is the closest you could get. V12 engine. X5 M- Sporty version of X5. Name is this way because 'MX5' would be plain stupid. X6 M- Sporty version of X6. Name is this way because 'MX6' would be plain stupid. ,Audi TFSI- stands for petrol car. TDI- stands for diesel car. number before TFSI/TDI- power of the car measured in Audi's weird number ladder. There is a website which figured out how it is calculated. S line- basically like M sport. S before number- sportier version of S line. RS before number- sportiest version of the car. Quattro- AWD. Sportback- fancy word of saying 4 door version of 2 door. Avant- estate car. A1- Super mini hatchback for city use. A2- Old (now discontinued) Audi. A3- Available as a hatchback and sedan. Entry level car. A4- Competes with 3 series. Basic sedan. A5- Coupe based A4. A5 Sportback- 4 door version of A5. A6- Mid range sedan competing with 5 series. A7 Sportback- sporty looking A6. A8- most luxurious Audi. 'L' stands for long wheelbase. Q1- upcoming small SUV based on A1. Q3- small SUV based on A3. Q5- small SUV based on A4. Q7- small SUV based on A6. S1- sporty little car. S3- sporty version of A3 hatchback. RS3- sportier version of S3. S4- sporty version of regular A4. RS4 Avant- sportier version of S4. S5 sportback- sporty looking 4 door of S4. S5- S4 coupe. RS5- S4 coupe on steroids. S6- Sporty A6. RS6 Avant- Stupendously fast A6. Previous models had a Lamborghini engine. S7 Sportback- sporty looking version of S6. RS7- crazy looking, crazy fast version of the S7. TT- sub brand of Audi. Only has one car: a coupe. R8 supercar- supercar for Porsche 911 money. Avant- An estate car. Sportback- a four door version of a coupe of a four door. eg the S5 Sportback. The A7 is an exception as it isn't a coupe, its just a stylish four door based on the A6. ,Mercedes Kompressor- indicates supercharged car. CDI- indicates diesel. AMG- crazy fast versions of normal cars. AMG Sport- basically like M sport. Black Series- souped up version of a 'normal' AMG car. A class- hatchback competing with 1 series. CLA- 4 door coupe of A class. B class- large hatchback competing with 2 series Active Tourer. C class- medium sized sedan competing with 3 series. C class coupe- self explanatory. E class- mid sized sedan competing with 5 series. E class coupe/cabrio- self explanatory. CLS- 4 door coupe based on C class (or E class?). S class- needs no introduction. S class coupe- self explanatory. GLA- smallest merc SUV you can buy. GLK- small SUV. GLE- big SUV based on E class (or C class?). [PREVIOUSLY ML] GLS- humungous SUV based on S class (or E class?). [PREVIOUSLY GL] G wagon- military spec ballistic SUV. Tank for the roads. A45 AMG- fast A class. CLA45 AMG- fast CLA. C63 AMG- superfast C class. E63 AMG- superfast E class. CLS63 AMG- superfast CLS. S63 AMG- crazy fast version of a luxury limousine (Why?). GLA45 AMG- fast GLA. GLE63 AMG- basically an ML63 AMG. GLS63 AMG- basically a GL63 AMG. Gxx AMG- there are many versions of this and so I have kept it as 'xx'. It is a sporty version of the G class. AMG GT- Almost supercar for 911 money. Jaguar XF- a saloon which competes with the 5 series, E class and A6. XJ- A saloon which competes with the 7 series, S class and A8. XF-R- A faster version of the XF. Competes with the S6, I'd say. XF-RS- The faster version of the XF you want. Competes with the M5 and E63. Crazy fast with a bonkers looking rear wing. XJ-L- Extended wheel base version of the standard XJ. XJ-L Supercharged- XJ-L on steroids. comes with a 5.0L V8. There's another super exclusive XJ, but I don't find it common enough to make a separate category. XK/XK-R- Two seat V8 coupe. Think of it as an old man's F-Type. XK-RS- the XK on steroids. Ridiculous car. For the old man who wants to have fun ;) F-Type cabrio- Soft top version of the F-Type. Nearly twice as much as the XK (at least here in India) and nearly half as big. Comes in three flavors, two V6s and one V8. F-Type Coupe- Same as the cabrio, but with a hard top. XE- A car which competes with the 3 series, C class and A4. Looks amazing in real life, and you have the option of getting it with an F-Type V6. Sweet! F-Pace- Jags new SUV. Basically, an XE on stilts. Still looks good, but it's almost as if all Jags look the same. I hope this answers your questions. Edit: Listed Mercedes section properly as ,Vigneshwarraj Chandrasekaran, suggested. Updated Mercedes answer by editing Kompressor's explanation and adding Black Series thanks to ,Apoorva C,. Edit2: Adding a list for Jaguar.
Even if you are free to buy any car, there are still many things to be considered, like budget, requirements, comfort, safety, seating capacity, ground clearance and others. As nothing has been mentioned about the above parameters, I am writing it according to the budget. Here are some, which I got: Price range: Below 4 lakhs Renault Kwid RXL 1.0 AMT (seating capacity: 5, mileage: 24 kmpl) Price Range: 4–8 Lakhs Maruti Suzuki Celerio ZXi (O) AMT (seating capacity: 5, mileage: 22 kmpl) Maruti Suzuki Ignis Alpha 1.2 AMT (seating capacity: 5, mileage: 20 kmpl) Tata Tigor Revetron XZA (seating capacity: 5, mileage: 20 kmpl) Price Range: 8–12 Lakhs Maruti Suzuki Baleno Alpha 1.2 AT (seating capacity: 5, mileage: 21 kmpl) Ford Aspire Titanium 1.5 Ti-VCT AT (seating capacity: 5, mileage: 17 kmpl) Maruti Suzuki DZire ZXi Plus AMT (seating capacity: 5, mileage: 22 kmpl) Ford Ecosport Titanium + 1.5L Ti-VCT AT (seating capacity: 5, mileage: 14kmpl) Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza ZDi Plus Dual Tone (seating capacity: 5, mileage: 24 kmpl) Maruti Suzuki Ciaz Alpha 1.4 AT (seating capacity: 5, mileage: 18 kmpl) Hyundai Verna 1.6 VTVT SX (O) AT (seating capacity: 5, mileage: 18kmpl) Skoda Rapid Style 1.6 MPi AT (seating capacity: 5, mileage: 14 kmpl) Maruti Suzuki S-Cross Alpha 1.3 (seating capacity: 5, mileage: 23kmpl) Price Range: 12–25 Lakhs Honda City ZX CVT Petrol (seating capacity: 5, mileage: 18 kmpl) Honda BR-V V CVT Petrol (seating capacity: 7, mileage: 16 kmpl) Hyundai Creta SX Plus 1.6 AT (seating capacity: 5, mileage: 15 kmpl) Mahindra Scorpio S11 4WD (seating capacity: 7 or 8) Mahindra XUV500 W10 AWD AT (seating capacity: 7, mileage: 16 kmpl) Hyundai Elantra 2.0 SX (O) AT (seating capacity: 5) Toyota Innova Crysta Touring Sport Petrol AT (seating capacity: 7, mileage: 10 kmpl) Jeep Compass Limited (O) 1.4 Petrol AT (seating capacity: 5, mileage: 17 kmpl) Toyota Corolla Altis VL AT Petrol (seating capacity: 5, mileage: 16 kmpl) Hyundai Tucson 2WD AT GL (seating capacity: 5, mileage: 12 kmpl) Price Range: 25–40 Lakhs Ford Endeavour Titanium 3.2 4x4 AT (seating capacity: 7, mileage: 10 kmpl) Toyota Fortuner 2.7 4x2 AT (seating capacity: 7, mileage: 10 kmpl) Volkswagen Tiguan Highline TDi (seating capacity: 5, mileage: 17 kmpl) BMW X1 xDrive20d M Sport (seating capacity: 5, mileage: 20 kmpl) Skoda Kodiaq Style TDi 4x4 AT (seating capacity: 7, mileage: 16 kmpl) Price Range: Above 40 Lakhs Audi A4 30 TFSi Technology Pack (seating capacity: 5, mileage: 17 kmpl) Land Rover Discovery Sport HSE Petrol (seating capacity: 7) BMW 3 Series GT 330i M Sport Edition (seating capacity: 5, mileage: 16 kmpl) Land Rover Range Rover Ecoque SE Trim (seating capacity: 5) BMW X3 xDrive 28i xLine (seating capacity: 5, mileage: 13 kmpl) Audi A6 35 TFSi Matrix (seating capacity: 5) Mercedes Benz GLE 400 4MATIC (seating capacity: 5) BMW X5 M (seating capacity: 5, mileage: 15 kmpl) Audi Q7 40 TFSi Technology Pack (seating capacity: 7, mileage: 11 kmpl) Volvo XC90 Excellence (seating capacity: 4) Mercedes-Benz GLS 63 AMG (seating capacity: 7) Land Rover Range Rover Sport V8 SC SVR (seating capacity: 5) Jaguar XJ L 5.0 V8 Autobiography (seating capacity: 4) Lexus RX F Sport (seating capacity: 5, mileage: 18 kmpl) BMW 7 Series M760 Li xDrive (seating capacity: 4, mileage: 7 kmpl) Audi A8 L W12 (seating capacity: 4, mileage: 4 kmpl) BMW X6 M Coupe (seating capacity: 5, mileage: 9 kmpl) Audi RS7 Sportback 4.0 TFSi Performance (seating capacity: 4, mileage: 10 kmpl) BMW M6 Gran Coupe (seating capacity: 4) Porsche Panamera Turbo Executive (seating capacity: 5) Mercedes-Benz AMG GT R (seating capacity: 2) BMW i8 1.5 Hybrid (seating capacity: 4, mileage: 47 kmpl) Audi R8 5.2 V10 Plus (seating capacity: 2, mileage: 6 kmpl) Bentley Continental GT Speed (seating capacity: 4, mileage: 6 kmpl) Lamborghini Aventador LP 700–4 Roadster (seating capacity: 2, mileage: 5 kmpl) Rolls-Royce Phantom EWB (seating capacity: 5, mileage: 7 kmpl) Bugatti Veyron 16.4 Grand Sport (seating capacity: 2, mileage: 4 kmpl) *Mileage may vary from the figures claimed by the company. Hope this helps. Thank You!
A Combination of things, but they really aren’t. I mean sure, a Ford Fiesta will cost less than a BMW M3. But you are comparing two completely different vehicles. In the end a Tesla actually is less than comparably equipped electric cars. There’s a few major differences among electric cars. First you have ground up builds vs. conversions. When you build from the ground up, you can build your car for the batteries, electric motors and such. With a conversion you need to install them in existing places where the ICE engine, gas tank etc can be. Ground up makes usually have a floor of batteries (lower center of gravity and spread between the wheels), while conversions may have to use the gas tank which can sit higher and more in one location. Conversions may have to add strength in different places because of different weights to the frame, where a ground up build has that built initially for that weight or design. You also can end up with lost space in a conversion, whereas a ground up build is planning that space built around an electric powertrain and battery setup from the start. Next you have cars vs. premium or luxury cars. Usually focusing on better quality of interior (soft touch vs. plastic), better options (heated seats, premium sound, LED lighting, better tech, improved self driving modes), and in many cases improved performance (adjustable performance modes, better safety tech, better handling or power). For example you can get the Chevy Impala… Or the luxury version, the Cadillac XTS. You can get 410 hp in the XTS version, 14 speaker bose system, etc that aren’t available on the Impala. Tesla checks a lot of those boxes. Premium interior build (no hard plastics, amazing sound system, clean and impressive air-conditioning, luxury designs (falcon wing doors, door handles, wheel trims, panoramic roof), luxury tech (biggest screens in the business, best driving aids, best safety features), and performance (Model 3 is competitive with M series BMW’s). In the luxury brand of electrics you have The Jaguar Ipace, the BMW I8 and I3, the Porsche Taycan, Karma Revero, and Audi Etron. Tesla compares very favorably to those price wise. So lets compare a budget EV to Tesla. Say a Kia Niro EV to a tesla model 3. If you want some basic blind spot monitoring, touch screen, less power, smaller wheels, partial leather, etc… you are starting at $44k. Already $4k over a model 3 standard range plus. For less range, speed, power, slower charging, less features, much smaller touch screen, fewer speaker audio, etc. You can find a few electrics for less than a tesla, but you are talking base model non-luxury cars. Same thing with the Bolt EV. To get some of the minor self driving, fast charging, infotainment, better speakers, etc… you are at 45k. Nissan Leaf in a premium trim… $44850. You get same range, but slower performance. and miss out on a lot of the Model 3 features. So apples to apples, unless you want a base trim, Tesla beats them quite handily. And many of it’s features you can’t even upgrade to with a standard vehicle but have to go to the luxury brands. Moving up to luxury, lets compare a BMW I3 to a Model Y. $55900 to get the leather seats, better stereo, better performance (still MUCH slower than a base Y, wifi, moonroof, etc. For 114 Miles of range. That’s $2k more than a Model Y long range getting AWD, 315 miles of range, and performance that blows the BMW away and much better features again. Lastly you have the Supercharger network. It charges a Tesla on the road in 1/3 the time of other car chargers out there for use. It’s network works with it’s navigation screen so you can just plan your drive, know where to stop, how far you can go, etc. No needing a 3rd party app and trying to plan with that. And there’s nothing close to that in range. You can cross Canada with superchargers even now. That infrastructure is massive as a benefit.
Many of these cars do not compete with each other, so let’s group them appropriately: Supercars: AMG GT, R8, Gallardo, Ferrari 360 Modena: These are (reasonably) modern two seat supercars with no pretentions of being anything else. They’re all mid-engined except for the front-engined AMG GT, all rear wheel drive (optional AWD on the Gallardo), and all come with semi-automatic transmissions. It’s worth noting that the Ferrari is two decades old, having been produced from 1999–2004, and that the AMG GT wasn’t even released until 2014, a decade after the Ferrari. The R8 and Gallardo have enjoyed long production runs, having been released in 2006 and 2005 respectively, but while the R8 is still in production, the Gallardo was replaced in 2014 with the Huracan. The AMG GT has an amazing V8 roar and is a blast to drive. I’ve always found the R8’s styling to be shockingly boring, even though it’s a highly competent car; it’s exactly the supercar you’d expect from Audi, automated and computerized. The Ferrari was the first model that Ferrari tried to make daily-driver reliable, but it was still significantly less reliable than it should have been, and has been known to (literally) catch fire on occasion. Then again, it does keep the flame of Italian passion burning (do you see what I did there?). The Gallardo is the everyman’s Lamborghini, as much as there is such a thing, but I’ve always hated that it doesn’t have the scissor doors and has normal doors instead. Amongst them all, I’d pick the AMG GT for it’s rip-snorting, raunchy, eff-you kind of V8. I’m a Ferrari guy at heart, but the 360 Modena is simply too old compared to the AMG GT. Had you suggested even an F430, much less then newest round of Ferraris, it would’ve gotten the nod. The Lamborghini is a little too ostentatious for my tastes and the R8 is just too boring to look at - ooo look I stretched and flattened a TT look how interesting I am. *eyeroll* Grand Touring Cars: Gran Turismo, S-Class Coupe, 911 Targa, Bentley Continental GT These are four seat (all in a 2+2 configuration) grand touring cars. With the exception of the rear-engined 911, they’re all front-ending, rear wheel drive cars. The 911 Targa has a electrically retractable roof panel for topless motoring, and has long been a favorite 911 model for me, though you’d need to upgrade to the 911 Targa S for me to be ,really, excited. The Maserati is for people who want to be seen but can’t afford a real Ferrari. In case you didn’t know, Maserati is wholly owned by Ferrari, and constitutes their “entry level” products. The Gran Tourismo sounds wonderful, which is unsurprising given that it uses a detuned Ferrari V8 for power, but is not particularly exciting to drive, and the seats are the most horrific thing I’ve ever sat in. Not to mention that I’m a Systems Engineer and even ,I, had trouble figuring out the SatNav. The S-Class Coupe, the Bentley Continental GT, and the Gran Tourismo are big, heavy boats with lots of power, designed to soak up highway miles by the hundreds. The emphasis with these cars is luxury and comfort with power, and while handling is impressive for their size and weight, it’s not impressive in general. Just not my kind of cars, really. I’d opt for the 911 Targa, though I’d upgrade to the 911 Targa 4 GTS for 450hp and rear-biased all wheel drive, and a manual transmission. Wonderful daily driver - reliable, comfortable, potentially topless, and not obvious to the average person. The Odd Men Out: i8, Evora 400 These are the two odd choices. The Evora 400 is the successor to the Elise/Exige twins, a bantamweight in a heavyweight class. It’s still light - well, at least relatively so, weighing in at just over 3,000lbs - and punches above its weight class with 400hp due to its supercharged and intercooled Toyota Camry V6. It’s much cheaper than everything else in this comparison, being the only car with an MSRP ,under, $100,000 USD. It’s the Miata with power that you’ve always wanted, but like the Miata, it’s small. The interior is surprisingly large, and performance is better than the numbers suggest. It’s intended as a 911 fighter for significantly less money, and while it doesn’t ,beat, the 911, it does provide stout competition, especially considering the significantly cheaper price tag. The BMW i8 has ,always, been a confusing car. A plug-in hybrid “supercar” that lacks supercar performance, failing to compete with price competitors like the Audi R8 or 911 4S. The i8 has an awkward and not terribly comfortable interior so it doesn’t compete in the luxury market either. Even the Tesla Model S outperforms it while having four doors, though not by much. It’s a car I simply don’t understand, and I think a whole bunch of car people agree with me, yet it’s sold more than 10,000 copies despite its $140,000 USD MSRP. For contrast, BMW sold less than 8,000 7-series cars last year! Between the two, I’d take the Evora. The i8 is schizophrenic to me, and tries to be many things and fails at being particularly good at any of them. The Evora may not win its class, but it’s a great car in its own right, and deserves more accolades than it gets. End results? So you’ve mixed and matched cars across two decades, with MSRPs ranging from $100,000 to $300,000, ranging from two seat supercars to 6,000lb luxury grand touring cars. These cars don’t really compete with each other, never did, and never will. Out of all of them, my choice would likely be the 911 Targa 4S, followed ,very, closely by the AMG GT. Mostly because I’ve always been a Porsche fan, and my appreciate for Mercedes-Benz has been… sporadic at best. MB has put out some truly phenomenal cars over the years, but they’re the exceptions, not the rule. MB focuses on luxury cars that sometimes have a sporting inclination, and only the AMG and Black Series cars have ever been proper performance cars, unlike BMW and Porsche, who focus more on performance and add luxury to it. Both will put a grin on your face, provide modern fuel economy and reliability, and go like a bat out of hell.
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