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Opel, and its UK counterpart Vauxhall, will finally bring back the OPC/VXR badge with a sportier version of the all-electric Mokka-e.

The model is reportedly two years away, and while it might seem that they’re looking to offer a zero-emission alternative to the agile Volkswagen T-Roc R and Hyundai Kona N, it seems that more power isn’t on the menu.

“We will introduce a VXR Mokka in early 2022, and it will be with an electric engine”, Vauxhall’s managing director, Stephen Norman, told AutoExpress. “If you’re asking about top speed and acceleration, we have more than enough. But we can add performance in other ways.”

Related: Take A Comprehensive Tour Of The 2021 Opel / Vauxhall Mokka And Mokka-e

Thus, we should expect the same 134 HP (136 PS / 100 kW) and 192 lb-ft (260 Nm) of torque electric motor, powered by a 50 kWh lithium-ion battery that will offer a driving range of up to 200 miles (320 km). As for the revisions, these might include re-tuned suspension and steering, alongside the bigger bumpers, roof spoiler, new wheels, sports front seats, exclusive upholstery, and special graphics for the infotainment system and digital dials.

Despite the modest revisions, Norman is confident that it will offer “a higher level of performance than anybody could expect”.

“I would say this is a performance car in the noble sense of the word – not silly supercar performance. This is not a vehicle that is going to be embarrassed by the ST range of one of our competitors.”

The Corsa-e electric supermini will also get the VXR/OPC treatment, and so will the Vivaro-e and the next-gen Astra. The hot hatch is expected to use a plug-in hybrid powertrain making around 300 HP, or about 50 HP more than the VW Golf GTE.

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At this year’s CES, taking place between January 11 and 14 exclusively in digital form, BMW is celebrating 20 years of iDrive by announcing a brand new chapter as far as in-car displays and driver-vehicle interaction.

The carmaker even released a teaser video that literally has the latest iDrive system (on the BMW iX) teasing the first-generation one, found on the 2001 E65 7-Series. It’s a cute clip, albeit a bit silly.

BMW has always done well for itself as far as pioneering new mass production tech. In 2004, it became the first car company to present a Head-Up Display unit projecting information onto the windshield in the driver’s direct line of sight. Then, in 2025, it premiered the Gesture Control.

Read Also: The iX Is “Almost A Vehicle That’s Lost Its Soul,” Says Former BMW Designer

This latest iDrive iteration is said to bridge the gap between analogue and digital, as seen on the fully-electric iX crossover.

In BMW’s own words, this “heralds another paradigm shift, as the number of available functions in a car and their complexity continue along a constant upward curve.”

Also, thanks to the digital intelligence and optimized sensors, BMW cars now have access to even more information than the driver, in some situations. One example is how the latest iDrive system can receive and display hazard warnings from other BMW vehicles, while also making predictions regarding the availability of parking spaces at a destination.

“The next-generation BMW iDrive is set up to utilize the potential of an intelligently connected vehicle more extensively than ever and so make the mobility experience even safer, even more comfortable and convenient, and even richer in variety.”

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On December 17th, the FBI raided Ducati North America’s Mountain View, California offices. While the FBI would not comment as to the specific reason for the raid, a post from the Bay Area Riders Forum as well as sources that spoke with Asphalt & Rubber said that agents were searching for tax documents and other paperwork.

According to some eyewitnesses who spoke to Roadracing World, around 30 armed FBI agents conducted the search. Allegedly only two employees were on site at the start of the raid, with one coming in near the end, as per Bay Area Riders Forum moderator Shawn Keane.

Read: VW Keeping Lamborghini And Ducati, But Mum On Bugatti

In addition, while the FBI has not confirmed if they raided any other sites, according to some of Asphalt & Rubber‘s own sources, several high-level Ducati North America employees’ homes were also searched, and that the nature of the search is possibly related to a financial crime investigation.

The FBI released a statement to both Roadracing World and Asphalt & Rubber, confirming when they were at Ducati North America’s offices, but declined to provide details for the raid.

“I can confirm that FBI San Francisco was at that location on December 17, 2020, to conduct court-authorized law enforcement activity,” FBI spokesperson Katherine Zackel wrote. “As of today’s date, no public records are available. Due to the ongoing nature of the investigation, I cannot comment further at this time.”

Ducati Marketing Director Phil Read said in an e-mail to Roadracing World: “It is Ducati North America’s practice to cooperate fully with inquiries from government agencies. As part of that cooperation, Ducati North America does not comment on those inquiries.”