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캐딜락이 동급에서 가장 강력한 대형 SUV인 2023년식 에스컬레이드-V에 대한 자세한 정보를 공개했다. Cadillac V-Series SUV 최초로 디자인, 성능 및 기술이 향상되었으며 Cadillac의 핵심에 존재하는 열정을 가장 순수하게 표현했다.

 

정교함, 파워 및 기술의 강력한 조화를 자랑하는 Escalade-V는 성능에서 영감을 받은 스타일링과 탁월한 사운드가 어우러져 혁신적인 거리 분위기를 연출한다. V-Series 제품군을 확장하여 2004년에 소개된 원래 제품군의 계보를 유지하면서 더 높은 수준의 성능을 제공한다.

 

중심에는 682마력(508kW), 653lb-ft의 토크(885Nm)의 슈퍼차저 6.2리터 V-8 엔진이 있다. Escalade-V용으로 보정된 10단 자동 변속기, 상시 액티브 4륜 구동 시스템 및 전용 서스펜션 하드웨어 및 소프트웨어가 탑재된다.

 

상시 작동식 4륜 구동 시스템과 더불어 표준 자기 승차 제어 4.0, 에어 승차 어댑티브 서스펜션 및 전용 Escalade-V 서스펜션 하드웨어가 Escalade-V의 반응형 드라이빙 감각을 보완한다. 이 시스템은 에스컬레이드로 유명한 고립된 정밀 승차감을 그대로 유지하면서 운전자 제어의 한층 강화된 토대를 형성한다.

에어라이드 어댑티브 서스펜션 4코너 에어 스프링은 특수하고 단단한 리어 에어 스프링을 특징으로 한다. 또한 전자 제어 시스템은 독특한 댐퍼 하드웨어 튜닝 및 소프트웨어 보정 기능을 갖추고 있어 Escalade-V의 4륜 독립 서스펜션을 최대한 활용할 수 있다. 전자식 리미티드-슬립 디퍼렌셜은 핸들링을 개선하고 트랙션을 극대화하는 데 도움이 된다. 

V-Mode를 통해 운전자의 운전 경험을 개인화할 수 있다. 운전자가 선호하는 성능 주행 모드를 조정할 수 있으며 지상고도 거의 0.8인치(20mm)까지 자동으로 낮춘다. 

 

안팎으로 Escalade의 대담하고 계층화된 디자인과 정교한 기술력이 집약된 승객 환경을 기반으로 구축되었다.

외관에는 캐딜락의 시그니처인 스포트 메시 그릴과 함께 독특한 프론트 및 리어 파시아가 독특한 포즈를 취했다. 리어 페시아에는 쿼드 배기 출구를 위한 개구부가 통합되어 있다. 독특한 스타일의 22인치 휠도 V-Series 컨텐츠의 일부다. 이 시스템은 엣지 레드 캘리퍼가 장착된 독점적인 Brembo® 프론트 브레이크가 포함된 고성능 브레이크 시스템이다.

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BMW가 2021년 11월 30일, 미국 플로리다 주에서 개최된 아트 바젤 마이애미에 컨셉트카 XM을 공개했습니다.

 

파격적인 디자인이라 벌써부터 호불호가 극명하게 갈립니다. BMW는 이를 새로운 프로그레시브 디자인이라하고, 반대편에선 개뼉다구같은 디자인이라고 폄하하네요. 

 

예상했던 X8이 아니라 이름에 XM을 붙인 건 플러그인 하이브리드 버전으로 M 모델로만 판매될 예정이기 때문입니다. V8 엔진과 전기 모터를 결합해 시스템 출력 750마력, 최대토크 102kgm의 성능을 내리라 봅니다. 전기로만 주행가능 거리는 80km 남짓이고요.

 

BMW는 이번 프리뷰 모델을 기반으로 양산형을 완성해, 2022년 말부터 미국 스파르탄버그 공장에서 생산할 예정입니다. ​

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Munich. At Art Basel’s 2021 Miami Beach show, BMW M GmbH is presenting an expressive new vehicle concept on the global stage for the first time. The BMW Concept XM looks ahead to the most powerful BMW M car ever to go into series production, which is set to begin at the end of next year. At the same time, the BMW Concept XM shines the spotlight on standout aspects of the M brand. Electrification underpins an extraordinary driving experience which allows the driver to both glide along in near silence and enjoy the time-honoured pleasure of high performance, M-style. The BMW Concept XM provides a first glimpse of the new front-end design for BMW’s forthcoming luxury-class models. It will also introduce its audience to a highly progressive and distinctive take on BMW X model design and an all-new form of luxury and sense of space for the interior.

The series-production model – the BMW XM – will be built from the end of 2022 at BMW Group Plant Spartanburg in the USA, the most important sales market for the new high-performance car. BMW M will therefore be introducing its first standalone vehicle since the legendary BMW M1 in the year it celebrates its 50th anniversary.  The BMW XM will be available in plug-in hybrid form only and exclusively as an M model.

The bold exterior styling of the Concept XM reflects the car’s exceptional performance attributes: dynamism, agility and precision, plus an all-electric range of up to 80 km. The newly developed M Hybrid drive system in the BMW Concept XM brings together a V8 engine and a high-performance electric motor to develop maximum output of 550 kW/750 hp and peak torque of 1,000 Nm (737 lb-ft). The first electrified vehicle from BMW M GmbH in the high-performance segment is therefore pointing the way for the future of the brand.

“The BMW Concept XM represents a complete re-imagining of the high-performance car segment,” says Franciscus van Meel, CEO of BMW M GmbH. “It underlines the ability of BMW M GmbH to break with established conventions and push boundaries in order to offer fans of the brand the ultimate driving experience. The series-production car – the first pure BMW M model since the legendary BMW M1 – also shows how we are approaching the step-by-step electrification of our brand.”

BMW M goes its own way in the luxury segment.
The BMW Concept XM sees BMW M GmbH forging a distinctive path in the luxury segment. The car’s exterior majors on presence and extrovert appeal. Inside the car, a special take on the driver-focused cockpit for which M models are renowned meets an all-new rear compartment design: with its high-comfort seats and illuminated, sculptural headliner, the M Lounge offers passengers a luxurious retreat.

“The design of the BMW Concept XM is an extravagant statement by BMW M in the heart of the luxury segment,” says Domagoj Dukec, Head of BMW Design. “It has a unique identity and embodies an expressive lifestyle like no other model in the BMW line-up.”

The front end: progressive design for maximum presence.
The BMW Concept XM debuts the new, progressive front-end design for BMW’s luxury-class models, a version of which will be seen for the first time in 2022 as part of the BMW model offensive in the luxury segment. The headlights have been split into two separate modules, a new design feature which creates a visually arresting appearance. The daytime driving light signature in the sharply styled, slim upper module is particularly eye-catching. The horizontal kidney grille sits boldly between the headlights and tapers towards the outer edges, producing a near-octagonal outline that emphasises the front end’s dynamic character. The black kidney grille elements are enclosed within an intricate surround and appear almost to be floating freely within a High-gloss Black surface. M-style double bars within the grille add to the perception of width. Eye-catching contour lighting sets off the grille to fine effect, ensuring the striking composition of kidneys and daytime driving lights is immediately recognisable in the dark as well. The new XM logo in the kidney grille and the large air intakes hint at the power of the V8 engine, which teams up with the electric motor to form the M Hybrid system.

M-specific details point to compromise-free performance.
The glasshouse of the BMW Concept XM rises up vertically, accentuating the front end’s strong, imposing feel. The colour of the roof contrasts with the black finish of the A-pillars. The windscreen seems to have an even heavier rake as a result, injecting modern dynamism into the front end. Slim LED searchlights have been incorporated into the roof above the A-pillars. The boldly sculpted bonnet extends the contours of the kidney grille back in the form of two power domes. A pair of air intakes in the bonnet mimic the appearance of the LED searchlights in the roof and add extra dynamic flair. Framing the statuesque body at its lower edge are the clean-cut black surfaces of the front apron. Triangular body-coloured blades at the outer edges accentuate the vertical air intakes while emphasising the sporty and robust stance of the BMW Concept XM.

The side view: an expression of unbridled dynamism.
The powerful and heavily contoured proportions of the BMW Concept XM highlight the car’s resolutely standalone identity and draw the eye to the coupé-like character of the body. The visually striking front end, long bonnet and stretched, sloping roofline present a characterful two-box design with a distinctive outline. The window graphic narrows significantly as it approaches the rear, enriching the dynamism of the side view.

The two-tone paint finish of the BMW Concept XM further accentuates its distinctive lines: the upper section is in matt gold-bronze, while the lower section sports the Space Grey metallic shade. Below the window graphic, a broad, High-gloss Black line – the “black belt” – separates the two exterior colours. The signature M exterior mirrors give the car a clean-cut and technical, sporty edge. The charging flap rearwards of the front-left wheel is a reminder of the M Hybrid drive system at work.

Throughout the side view, deliberately short character lines, which start off boldly before fading softly, accentuate the car’s agile, modern feel. The expressive rear lights extend well into the car’s flanks and create an eye-catching transition into the rear. The black cladding typical of BMW X models above the wheels and on the side skirts is very clearly defined and gives the body an elevated appearance. The elongated body sits on 23-inch light-alloy wheels, which bring extra power and solidity to the side view.

The rear : powerful stature and newly interpreted design.
The design of the rear end likewise accentuates the car’s powerful stature, and the BMW Concept XM cuts a low and sporty figure from this angle. The rear window is inserted almost seamlessly into the rear end. The fresh interpretation of the design can also be seen in the arrangement of the BMW logo, which is laser-etched into the window below each of the two cant rails. This is a stylistic reference to the BMW M1, to date the only example of a standalone model developed exclusively by BMW M GmbH.

Lower down at the rear end, prominently flared wheel arches draw attention to the car’s powerful stance on the road. Extremely slim and boldly L-shaped rear lights extending across almost the entire width of the rear add to the effect. The lights themselves have a dark appearance when not active, giving way to a precise and uniform shade of red when switched on. Dominating the rear apron are the characteristic twin tailpipes of BMW M models. The dual-branch, twin-tailpipe exhaust system employed here reduces backpressure for the V8 engine and also generates the emotionally rich M-typical soundtrack accompanying the engine’s imposing power delivery. The vertical arrangement and hexagonal interpretation of the tailpipes breathe new life into this classically iconic feature.

The interior design – high performance and extrovert luxury.
Inside the BMW Concept XM, the driver will find a distinctive M interpretation of driver-focused cockpit design. The lines and surface design of the instrument panel, centre console, door trim and seats give the ambience in the front compartment a progressive feel with their powerful geometry and high-quality materials. Brown, vintage-look leather, copper and carbon fibre create a bridge between luxury and motor sport. A bold trim element provides clear visual separation between the driver’s area and the other sections of the car.

Inside the cockpit area, a decorative surface made from carbon fibre with interwoven copper thread creates a sporty and exclusive base for displays, air vents and control/operating elements. The new BMW Curved Display screen grouping positioned above it creates a neat balance between traditional driver focus and modern digitality. Red accents on the steering wheel and centre console are M-specific references to the car’s sporting prowess. A trio of vertical elements presented in the three colours of the BMW M brand logo form the heart of the centre console.

Spacious and luxurious: the M Lounge.
The unwavering driver focus of the front compartment contrasts with the extravagant and luxurious lounge-like ambience in the rear of the BMW Concept XM. Special materials, visually powerful surfaces and expressive details turn the rear seats into the unique M Lounge, black-tinted rear side windows underscoring the abiding sense of privacy here. While warm brown leather dominates the cockpit, the rear is decked out in the rich colour shade Petrol. The large rear seat bench with its deep seat recesses forms an inviting space to relax. Only the diamond-shaped area of the head restraints – which provides the supporting function familiar from BMW M Sport seats in other models – is leather-trimmed. The lower sections of the seats offer high comfort and an exclusive couch character with their luxurious velvet upholstery and diamond quilting. Deep-pile carpeting with a diamond pattern adds to the exclusive impression.

Illuminated and sculptural: the headliner .
The visual highlight of the cabin is its headliner with a three-dimensional prism structure. A combination of indirect and direct lighting produces a relief-like structure which showcases the headliner as an exclusive work of art. Together with the ambient lighting, it highlights the BMW Concept XM’s blend of luxury and comfort to extremely striking effect. The ambient lighting can be activated in the three BMW M colours.

BMW Curved Display with M-specific user interface.
Based on the latest generation of BMW iDrive, the M-specific version of the control/operation system translates the high-performance character of the BMW Concept XM into the digital world. Showcased in the familiar three M colours, the user interface lends itself perfectly to a sporty driving experience. It visualises the modes of the hybrid drive system as well as the pure-electric driving mode with captivating aesthetic appeal. The BMW Curved Display provides the perfect stage for showing off this bespoke design and previews the user interface that will bring extra intensity to the driving experience in all future BMW M models.

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독일 튜너이자 자동차 제조사인 브라부스(Brabus)가  9월 22일, 독일 현지에서 세계에서 가장 빠른 SUV를 표방한  ‘900 로켓 에디션(900 ROCKET EDITION)’을 발표했다.

 

900 로켓 에디션은 AMG의 신형 GLE 63 S 4매틱을 베이스로 만든 스페셜 버전이다. 

 

엔진은 V8 4.0L 트윈 터보를 가져와 튜닝했다. 배기량을 4.0에서 4.5로 키우고 전용 ECU를 적용해 연료 분사와 점화 시점을 최적화했다. 또한, 터보 차저의 부스트압을 높이면서 관련 부품의 내구성을 높였다. 

 

스포츠 배기 시스템은 배압을 낮춰 출력을 높이는 데 도움을 줬고 가변 배기 플랩으로 커밍 홈 모드와 레이스 모드를 지원한다. 후자를 선택하면 레이스카 못지않은 강렬한 사운드를 즐길 수 있다. 테일 파이프는 카본이다.

 

이를 통해 최고출력 900마력의 몬스터 유닛을 완성했다. GLE 63 S보다 288마력이나 훌쩍 뛴 수치다. 최대토크도 40.8kgm나 솟아 127.5kgm에 달한다. 강력한 토크에 맞춰 9단 변속기의 토크 대응력도 높였다.

 

강력한 파워트레인 덕분에 움직임은 한결 빨라졌다. 0-100km/h 가속 시간이 3.8초에서 3.2초로 0.6초 줄었고, 최고속도는 330km/h로 50km/h 상승했다.

 

강렬한 외모

 

튼실한 심장에 맞춰 외모도 스포티하게 가꿨다. 앞뒤 펜더에 카본 익스텐더를 붙였고 프런트 스포일러를 더해 고속에서 차체가 뜨는 걸 방지했다. 앞 범퍼 측면에 공기 흡입구를 추가했으며, 브라부스 엠블럼과 레드 스트라이프로 그릴을 장식했다. 

 

차고를 25mm 내릴 수 있는 에어서스펜션은 트랙과 일반도로 주행에 맞춰 최적화했다. 휠은 23인치 모노블록 Y가 기본이고, 24인치 모노 블록 ‘Platinum Edition’ 단조 휠과 고성능 타이어를 옵션으로 제공한다.

 

실내는 여느 브라부스와 비슷한 흐름이다. 다만 레드 포인트를 주어 강렬하다. 최고급 가죽과 카본으로 도배한 느낌이다. 브레이크와 가속 페달도 알루미늄으로 만들고 붉게 물들였다.

 

이렇듯 GLE 이상의 새로운 모습으로 태어난 브라부스 900 로켓 에디션은 25대 한정으로 생산될 예정이며, 꽤 많은 예비 고객을 확보한 것으로 알려졌다.

 

 

 

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