A trademark registration has been made for the BMW M7 name, suggesting a new high-performance sedan is in the works.
Bimmerfest has unearthed an trademark filing by BMW for the M7 name with the US Patent and Trademark Office. The company lodged its application on April 27 this year, and is currently awaiting examination and final approval.
Brembo: Brake-by-wire needs work, will become more common
Giovanni Canavotto, executive director for braking systems at Brembo, believes brake-by-wire systems will become a "strong trend over the next decade", but still have some hurdles to overcome.
In an interview with Car and Driver Canavotto noted brake-by-wire systems "really give us and carmakers flexibility with tuning".
Nikola has filed a lawsuit against Tesla, claiming the Silicon Valley-based electric vehicle (EV) firm copied the design of its One fuel-cell truck for the Semi.
The company is suing for US$2 billion ($2.66b) over alleged copying of design elements like the One's wraparound windscreen, aerodynamic fuselage design, the mid-entry door to the cabin, and front fender.
Australia’s new vehicle market cooled off in April after a record first-quarter to the calendar year, with the industry’s VFACTS figures reporting 82,930 cars and trucks sold, down 0.2 per cent over the same month last year.
One-third of the way into the sales year, the market tally sits at 374,468 units, up 3.3 per cent over 2017’s all-time record figure. So, this year is still set to be the biggest ever for sales/demo registrations.
The second-generation Mazda CX-5 has only been on sale since March last year, but the company has already rolled out a series of updates to keep the market's best-selling SUV at the top of the pile.
With brand new Toyota RAV4 and Subaru Forester models coming, and a revised Hyundai Tucson near, it's a timely tweak, with the focus on cabin tech and drivetrain engineering.