Second-generation Toyota 86, Subaru BRZ officially confirmed
It's officially very official now: there will be a second-generation of the Toyota 86 and Subaru BRZ twins.
Overnight the two companies confirmed they will jointly develop the next-generation sports coupe, although no timeframe has been given for when the cars will appear.
It's probably safe to assume the new Toyota 86 and Subaru BRZ will once again feature a low-mounted boxer engine, rear-wheel drive layout and available manual transmission.
BMW could have a more powerful twin-turbo V8 engine to play with in 2021, according to new reports from Europe.
BMW Blog reports the 'S68' V8 engine is between two and three years away, and will be a significant upgrade over the current 'S63' engine powering the M5 and M8 ranges, along with a smatter of M Performance models.
The new engine "will still be a twin-turbo setup and it will keep the ‘hot V’ configuration alive too", the report claims.
The second-generation Toyota Mirai will be launched in 2020, Takeshi Uchiyamada, the Japanese automaker's chairman, has confirmed.
According to Reuters, Uchiyamada made the revelation in Tokyo at meeting on hydrogen energy with ministers from around the world.
We don't know anything about the second-generation Mirai's drivetrain, but it's possible it could use some of the hydrogen fuel-cell technology being developed jointly with BMW.
BMW Australia has confirmed a limited allocation of M4 M Heritage Edition sports cars for our market, with deliveries to commence in "early 2020".
Priced from $167,529 before on-road costs, the M4 M Heritage Edition offers unique colours and appointments to set it apart from the 'standard' M4 Competition on which it's based.
Headlining the spec sheet are three exterior finishes "synonymous with BMW Motorsport" – Laguna Seca Blue, Velvet Blue metallic and Imola Red II.
2020 Volvo XC40 Electric to be unveiled in October
The Volvo XC40 EV will be unveiled next month and the automaker claims it "will be one of the safest cars we have ever built".
Volvo has reinforced the front end as it no longer holds a bulky internal combustion engine. It has also reinforced the rear, and integrated the electric powertrain into the body structure so it is easier to distribution collision forces away from the passenger cell.