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2022 Subaru BRZ to be revealed this year! Toyota 86 twin officially teased ahead of big debut - with turbo power? - CarsGuide
Subaru has not only confirmed when the second-generation BRZ sports car will be revealed, but has also released the first official image of the new Toyota 86 twin
Subaru has not only confirmed when the second-generation BRZ sports car will be revealed, but has also released the first official image of the new Toyota 86 twin. The BRZ will make its big debut before the end of this year, with Subaru USA confirming on Twitter the world premiere will take place during the Northern Hemispheres Fall (Autumn). With the reveal a matter of weeks away, no other information on the BRZ has been released at the time aside from one partial and mostly camouflaged image of its side skirt, front guard and alloy wheel designs. As reported, CarsGuide understands the BRZ will enter Australian showrooms in the fourth quarter of next year, with the 86 likely to be revealed and go on sale around the same time. The BRZ and 86 are expected to upgrade to a 2.4-litre boxer four-cylinder engine, with some rumours suggesting itll be naturally aspirated and produce 162kW and 240Nm, while others claim it will be turbocharged and develop even more power and torque. For reference, the BRZ and 86s current 2.0-litre naturally aspirated boxer four-cylinder engine also sourced from Subaru develops up to 152kW/212Nm, so outputs are likely to be up no matter what. As with the first generation, the new BRZ and 86 are expected to be rear-wheel drive and will reportedly come with the option of a six-speed manual or an eight-speed torque-converter automatic. While more recent reports suggested the new BRZ and 86 will use an updated version of their predecessors platform, previous rumours claimed Subarus SGP or Toyotas TNGA architecture will be used instead, so what will underpin the pair is still anybodys guess. In August, a camouflaged 86 developmental mule was spied testing on public roads for the first time in Michigan, near Toyotas North American research and development (R&D) centre, while Subaru announced the end of first-generation BRZ production in July. For reference, the BRZ is currently priced from $35,270 to $43,190 plus on-road costs locally, while the 86 checks in between $32,180 and $39,680. Both models are expected to get more expensive when they enter their second generation.
New Alpina XB7 2021 detailed: BMW X7-based large SUV incoming to out-lux the Mercedes GLS - CarsGuide
Alpina has lifted the silk off its latest model, the X7-based XB7 large luxury SUV, that will sit atop the BMW SUV range with extra performance and opulence.
Alpina has lifted the silk off its latest model, the X7-based XB7 large luxury SUV, that will sit atop the BMW SUV range with extra performance and opulence. Powering the XB7 is a familiar 4.4-litre twin-turbo petrol V8 that is also used in the M versions of the X5/X6, 8 Series and 5 Series, but under the bonnet of the Alpina, the engine outputs 457kW/800Nm. This is 3kW fewer, but 50Nm more than what is produced in the Competition versions of the X5/X6M, M8 and M5. With drive sent to all four wheels via an Alpina-tuned eight-speed automatic transmission, the XB7 can accelerate from zero to 100km/h in just 4.2 seconds, and carry on to a top speed of 290km/h. However, the hefty bulk and petrol V8 engine wont come without a cost, this case being fuel economy which is rated at 13.9 litres per 100km. CO2 emissions meanwhile, are pegged at 316g/km. Other changes in the XB7 include the addition of two water coolers and a larger transmission oil cooler to go along with the up-rated engine. The Alpina XB7 also boasts retuned air suspension with a 40mm-lower ride height, a new steering tune, stainless steel sports exhaust, an electronically variable limited-slip rear differential and 23-inch wheels as an option. Inside, all seven seats are available in Lavalina leather, while the iDrive controller has been upgraded with crystal glass a lasered Alpina logo. The Alpina XB7 is due to land on Australian shores early next year, though pricing and specifications are still to be finalised. Expect to see the Alpina-tuned model sit above the standard X7 line-up though, which tops out at $175,900 before on-road costs for the M50i variant.