BMW全新M3／M4於今年9月正式亮相，引起全球車迷期待，目前總代理汎德也透露，將在明（2021）年3、4月時導入M3 Competition、M4 Competition進台灣，預售價分別是555萬和558萬元，同時提供可加價25萬元選配的「Racing Package賽車套件」。
▲BMW M3 Competition、M4 Competition將於明年第一季末第二季初進台灣。（圖片來源／BMW，以下同）
如同先前報導顯示，在動力方面BMW M3／M4均搭載和 X3 M／X4 M相同的3.0升M TwinPower Turbo直六雙渦輪引擎，標準版可輸出480hp最大馬力，Competition版本的最大馬力更提高至510hp的水準，同時採用8速M Steptronic手自排變速箱搭配M xDrive四輪傳動系統的設定，並且透過Active M Differential主動式差速器能讓車主依不同場景切換4WD、4WD Sport以及關閉DSC等輔助系統的2WD模式。
▲搭載3.0升M TwinPower Turbo直六雙渦輪引擎，Competition版本的最大馬力可以到510hp。
從《BMW》原廠公佈的性能數據也可以發現， M3／M4 從靜止加速到時速100公里可以在4.2秒達成、加速到200公里則需要13.7秒的時間，而Competition版本由靜止加速到時速100公里的時間則縮短至3.9秒、加速到200公里也只需要12.5秒。不過推測因為標準版生產排程較晚，所以不在首波導入名單中，目前僅提供M3／M4 Competition版本。
目前將於明年導入的M3／M4車型規劃有M3 Competition、M3 Competition Racing Package、M4 Competition、M4 Competition Racing Package；加價25萬元選購Racing Package版本，配備會多「M碳纖維賽車桶型座椅」、「碳纖維飾板」及「M碳纖維賽車桶型座椅M專業賽道駕駛及甩尾分析系統」。
▲M3 Competition預售價為555萬元；M4 Competition為558萬元。
According to VW head of R&D Frank Welsch, the carmaker’s fifth ID model, a production version of the ID Vizzion Concept, will be launched in Q3 of 2023 with a range of up to 435 miles (700 km).
Possibly dubbed ID.6 (not official yet), it will be available in both saloon and estate form, featuring similar dimensions to the current Passat, but a lot more passenger room, comparable to the discontinued Phaeton, reports Autocar.
One reason to name it the ID.6 is because the number 6 has connotations of wellbeing in China (VW’s biggest market), and Chinese buyers do appreciate large saloons.
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Rear-wheel drive variants of the ID.6 will feature one electric motor powering the rear axle, while four-wheel drive models will have two motors (one per axle). The latter layout will also underpin a GTX performance model that Welsch claims will be capable of hitting 62 mph (100 km/h) in around 5.6 seconds. The single-motor version will hit the same mark in about 8.5 seconds.
Buyers will also get a choice of battery sizes, the biggest one being an 84 kWh pack mounted within the floor of the MEB platform. The result will be a range of around 700 km (435 miles) – that’s 89 more miles than the ID.3 Pro S with its 77 kWh battery.
Furthermore, the new model will also support 200 kW charging, netting you around 143 miles (230 km) of range in just 10 minutes at a DC rapid charger.
VW will reportedly build the ID.6 at its Emden plant in Germany, beginning in 2023.
Carmakers are reportedly worried that upcoming Euro 7 emissions standards will increase compliance costs to the point where it will no longer be profitable to build passenger vehicles without a plug-in hybrid system or fully electric propulsion.
Euro 7 standards will further reduce the maximum allowable emissions and are expected to go into effect in 2025 at the very earliest, as reported by Autonews Europe.
One proposal would see nitrogen oxides (NOx) drop to 30 milligrams per km, which by today’s standards would actually be below the margin of error seen on portable emissions measurement systems.
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Come January, Euro 6d standards will enforce vehicles having to emit no more than 80 mg/km, on the test bench as well as in real world conditions – excluding the margin of error on portable emissions measurement units, estimated at 34.4 mg/km max.
Now, a senior engineer at VW stated that if Euro 7 proposals from the EU’s Advisory Group on Vehicle Emission Standards go into effect (such as one that takes into consideration statistically infrequent edge cases, like extreme temperatures), the German carmaker will no longer afford to sell a Polo supermini for as little as 15,000 euros.
“If they extend the boundary conditions of the test to include uphill driving while towing a trailer, then that will be the end of combustion engine cars – not even a 48-volt mild hybrid could meet such low requirements in every situation,” he said, while refusing to be quoted by name.
“We would have to get rid of manuals in order to be able to dictate the precise timing of the gear switch and accelerations would be far more gradual,” the engineer continued, “so, the car would behave like it was on sleeping tablets. Not only would costs soar, everything that is fun about driving would also disappear.”
While some of us might be more than happy to tell ICE-only models good riddance, we need to consider the fact that not everybody will be able to afford purchasing new plug-in hybrids or battery-electric cars.
“People who for whatever reason cannot make the switch to electric cars end up holding onto their existing cars, rather than replacing them with cleaner ones,” added the VW engineer.
This scenario would indeed end up increasing harmful emissions, at least in the short term.
Meanwhile, industry lobbying group ACEA says that Euro 7 engineering targets would have to be set close to zero in order to take account of the measuring tolerance.
“There is no evidence to show that a NOx limit of 30 mg/km is technically feasible today, especially over all possible types of on-road driving. The same limit would also have to be met under a whole range of more extreme driving conditions, including high altitude, high speed, uphill driving, driving with a full load and driving in harsher winter and summer conditions.”
In any case, regardless of when these new norms come into effect and how stringent they are, the days of the non-electrified internal combustion engine are clearly numbered.
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