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Car News Round Up, Issue 1

Published on 29 Nov 2021Written by Dr Jiulin Teng with Neofiliac News AI
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Issue 1 of Neofiliac's Car News Round Up: This time, we bring 16 updates from BMW, Cadillac, Chevrolet, Lamborghini, Lamborghini, Lexus, and Ram Trucks.
This Round Up provides our summaries on these latest industry news. It is made possible with our NLP-based algorithms.

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BMW announced on 29 Nov 2021

Electrifying moments at BMW Welt: First customers take delivery of their fully-electric BMW i4 vehicles
From the heart of the BMW brand – fully-electric on the road: The first BMW i4 vehicles were delivered at the BMW Welt last weekend. On this special occasion, the BMW Group did not miss the opportunity to invite the customers of the first BMW i4s to an accompanying programme around the fully-electric Gran Coupé in Munich. Stefan Ballin, owner of an electrical contracting company and one of the first customers, was delighted to take delivery of his BMW i4: “It wasn’t possible, at the time I placed the order, to take a test drive, but I knew the BMW i4 was exactly the right car for me!
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BMW announced on 25 Nov 2021

Emission-free city centres: BMW eDrive Zones now available in 138 European cities
The BMW Group is introducing its innovative eDrive Zones in another 20 European cities, including Copenhagen, Verona and Toulouse. In an eDrive Zone, BMW plug-in hybrid vehicles automatically switch to all-electric driving mode upon entering inner city areas. Then, the plug-in hybrid models drive locally emission-free – just like purely electric vehicles – and with low fuel costs, as electric motors are much more efficient than combustion engines for driving in city traffic.
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BMW announced on 24 Nov 2021

BMW M GmbH is setting marks for the start of the anniversary year
Customers who opt for a BMW M automobile or a BMW model equipped with an M Sport package with a production date from March 2022 can have their vehicle’s front, rear and wheel hubs decorated with emblems inspired by the classic "BMW Motorsport" logo. The BMW logo with the shifted semicircles in blue, violet and red was first used in 1973 on the racing car of BMW Motorsport GmbH, which had been established a year before. "With the classic 'BMW Motorsport' emblem, we would like to share our joy about the anniversary of BMW M GmbH with the fans of the brand," says Franciscus van Meel, Chairman of the Board of Management of BMW M GmbH.
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BMW announced on 23 Nov 2021

BMW M Motorsport News, 23rd November 2021
The trio of Samantha Tan (CAN), Chandler Hull and Jon Miller (both USA) won three of the eight races in the GT4 class at the wheel of the BMW M4 GT4. Tan, Hull and Miller were crowned Overall GT Drivers and GT4 class Drivers champions, while Tan picked up the titles in the GT4 Drivers GT Junior Cup and the GT Ladies Cup. Another BMW M Motorsport team raced in the 24 Hours of Sebring with the BMW M4 GT4, in the form of Team ACP – Tanger Associates.
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BMW announced on 22 Nov 2021

BMW SIM Racing crowns its champions and presents innovative new features at the end-of-season finale
BMW SIM Racing broadcast the third edition of BMW SIM Live on Saturday and Sunday live from BMW Welt in Munich (GER). The titles went to Joshua Rogers (AUS, BMW SIM GT Cup, iRacing), Erhan Jajovski (MKD, BMW SIM M2 CS Racing Cup, rFactor 2) and Nils Naujoks (GER, BMW SIM Time Attack, Assetto Corsa Competizione). On Saturday, the opening evening of BMW SIM Live was all about the finals of the BMW SIM Time Attack on Assetto Corsa Competizione and the BMW SIM M2 CS Racing Cup on rFactor 2.
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BMW announced on 22 Nov 2021

Black Week 2021: Attractive offers from the BMW Group on digital products and services as well as selected vehicle functions
Over this period, 18 markets in the BMW Group will be offering discounts on digital services as well as selected vehicle functions. A special highlight this year is the discount of up to 30 per cent on the popular “BMW Service Inclusive” package, which is available in nine markets. Black Week is an important part of the consistent digitalisation strategy employed by the BMW Group to offer its customers a host of useful functions that can be added to a vehicle after purchase.
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BMW announced on 22 Nov 2021

BMW announces five-year agreement with the PGA TOUR and Western Golf Association to remain title sponsor of the BMW Championship
BMW will remain title sponsor of the BMW Championship, which has been named PGA TOUR Tournament of the Year on four occasions since it was first held in 2007, until 2027. The BMW Championship will continue as the penultimate tournament in the PGA TOUR’s FedExCup Playoffs, featuring 70 of the world’s best players competing for the 30 places at the season-ending TOUR Championship. “For the past 15 years, we have worked with our partners at the PGA TOUR and the Western Golf Association to host the top 70 players in the world at what has become one of the best, and most exciting events on the golf calendar,” said Sebastian Mackensen, president and CEO, BMW of North America.
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BMW announced on 22 Nov 2021

Road Atlanta, Spartanburg, Sebring: BMW Junior Team concludes US tour with a 24-hour race in the BMW M4 GT3
BMW M Motorsport also used the weekend to hand over the new BMW M4 GT3 from the test crew at BMW Team RMG to the North American teams. For Harper, Hesse and Verhagen, the USA trip began at the season finale of the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship, where they accompanied the BMW works drivers and BMW Team RLL all weekend, attended important meetings, and experienced the processes in a BMW M Motorsports works programme at first hand. This was followed by a trip to the largest BMW Group plant in the world, in Spartanburg, where the BMW Junior Team gained first-hand insights into the production of BMW X models.
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BMW announced on 21 Nov 2021

Podium for Michael van der Mark and the BMW Motorrad WorldSBK Team at season finale in Indonesia
Extremely heavy rainfall started just before the scheduled start of the first race on Saturday afternoon and the conditions made it impossible for any racing to take place on Saturday. Van der Mark fell back a little at the start but worked his way forward to reach fifth place at the halfway point of the race. From lap two onwards, he maintained his position in fifth before falling back in the second half of the race to cross the finish line in tenth position.
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Cadillac announced on 22 Nov 2021

Cadillac LYRIQ Luxury EV Crosses Crucial Development Milestone
Cadillac engineers recently completed the “80 percent” validation drive for the 2023 Cadillac LYRIQ — a critical milestone in Cadillac’s first luxury EV’s development, marking a transition to the final stage prior to production. To facilitate a comprehensive evaluation of LYRIQ’s performance on different road surfaces and in varying traffic conditions, Cadillac developed a curated route that included freeway, urban and rural driving scenarios. “All the while we are remaining true to our brand promise by placing high priority on meticulous craftsmanship and intuitive integrated technologies.”.
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Chevrolet announced on 23 Nov 2021

Chevy Silverado ZR2 and Colorado ZR2 Clinch Racing Titles
It was the second consecutive championship for the Silverado ZR2 and the fourth straight championship for the Colorado ZR2, with both fielded by Chad Hall Racing. “The successes for both vehicles, which are very close to the production models, wouldn’t have been possible without the closely synced relationship between Chad Hall Racing and the Chevrolet engineering team.”. Chad Hall Racing has been competing with a pre-production version of the Silverado ZR2 since 2019, helping Chevrolet test and validate the off-road technologies that went into the upcoming 2022 production model.
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Lamborghini announced on 25 Nov 2021

Automobili Lamborghini takes part in the 18th edition of the Autostyle Design Competition
Mitja Borkert, Head of Design at Automobili Lamborghini was one of the first to support the idea of a move online, stating: “The Berman Autostyle event is of considerable importance to the Lamborghini Centro Stile – not only because of its fantastic content, but above all because in the world of car design, it represents an Italian institution on an international level. The Autostyle Design Competition is one of the most important events in the industry, bringing together the ideas of designers from the world’s leading international car design centers. The first seventeen editions were held in villas in the area around the Italian city of Mantua, where the various design centers of the major companies in the sector presented new vehicles or prototypes to an audience made up of professional designers, students or simply car design enthusiasts.
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Lamborghini announced on 24 Nov 2021

Huracán STO dynamic launch: an intercontinental success
The Huracán STO, a road car developed with the experience gained by the Lamborghini Squadra Corse team, impressed with its performance thanks to the racing technologies homologated for a driving experience on the track and on the road. All information about the Lamborghini Huracán STO is in the official press release. [1] Huracán STO- Fuel consumption combined: 13.9 l/100km; CO2-emissions combined: 331 g/km (WLTP)
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Lexus announced on 22 Nov 2021

Kids Fill The Holidays With Magic In Lexus ‘December To Remember’ Campaign
Today, the iconic Lexus “December to Remember” marketing campaign returns with a renewed sense of anticipation and excitement, focusing on the magic kids bring to the holidays through their creativity and kindness. “Every year, the signature Lexus ‘December to Remember’ campaign celebrates people coming together during the holidays,” said Vinay Shahani, vice president of Lexus marketing. Locally, Lexus dealers will have the opportunity to surprise members of the Boys & Girls Club across the country with something special and exciting from their wish list – and deliver it with a big red bow.
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Ram Trucks announced on 22 Nov 2021

Ram 1500 Named to Car and Driver’s 10Best Vehicles for Fourth Consecutive Year
“Making the list for the fourth consecutive year – the third consecutive year as the only pickup truck – the Ram 1500 continues to be shockingly quiet and is still hands-down the best driving pickup truck,” said Sharon Silke Carty, editor-in-chief, Car and Driver. “We are honored to be the only pickup truck on this list for the third year in a row and express our gratitude to the Car and Driver editors for recognizing Ram 1500 as the best-driving pickup truck available today.” For the fourth consecutive time, Car and Driver combined 10Best Cars and 10Best Trucks and SUVs into a single list — 10Best for 2022, which appears in the magazine's January issue. In the same study, Ram Heavy Duty models also scored best, making Ram the number-one truck brand in new vehicle quality among large heavy-duty pickups.
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Ram Trucks announced on 22 Nov 2021

U.S. News & World Report Names Ram Truck 'Best Truck Brand' for Third Consecutive Year
November 21, 2021, Auburn Hills, Mich. - U.S. News & World Report has named the Ram brand the “Best Truck Brand” for 2022, led by the most awarded truck ever – the Ram 1500. “Ram wins the ‘Best Truck Brand’ award on the strength of the Ram 1500, which is one of the few trucks on the market to make a case for itself as both a work vehicle and a daily driver,” said Jim Sharifi, managing editor of U.S. News Best Cars. The Ram interior features a top-notch infotainment system with intuitive controls and a huge touch screen and feature materials that keep pace with what luxury SUVs offer.” Best Vehicle Brand awards, evaluating 36 brands, recognizes industry-wide excellence for cars, SUVs, trucks and luxury vehicles.
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