Spring Arrivals: New Cars On Sale In Europe In April. Part 2
We continue to inform our readers about new cars coming to the European market in the spring of 2019. Bright newcomers are expected in April, especially interesting ones and potential best-sellers are from BMW.
BMW 7 Series
The current model is 4 years old and a facelift is quite ripe. The Bavarian automaker refreshed the 7 Series (pictured above) to bring it in line with newer sibling and rivals. The style-focused car stands out with in-trend huge kidney grilles seen also on the X7 SUV. Expect more efficiency, power, hi-tech features apart from design updates.
BMW 8 Series Convertible
A convertible version of the next-generation BMW 8 Series flagship joins the coupe on the market. In a sense, it replaces the 6 Series Convertible and will be a decent rival for the Mercedes-Benz S-Class Cabriolet.
The soft top opens in just 15 seconds. The motor range is the same and the coupe’s, from a 840d to a 4.4-liter 8-cylinder 530-hp twin-turbo engine (750 Nm/553 lb-ft of torque) for the M850i xDrive.
BMW X2 M35i
This is a hot M version of the BMW X2 with typical sporty M elements inside and out (suspension, body kit, exhausts, interior trim, etc.) Currently it is the only BMW car with a 4-cylinder M Performance engine (turbocharged 2.0-liter 306-hp 332-lbft one).
The brightest and most anticipated debutant of the 2018 LA Auto Show, this large luxury 6-figure-priced 7-seater comes to beat the Land Rover Defender and Mercedes GLS.
The next (4th) generation Mazda 3 utilizes a new Skyactiv-Vehicle Architecture and a revolutionary petrol/gasoline Skyactiv-X engine with much improved efficiency. Both hatchback and fastback will be offered.
McLaren 720S Spider
The range-topping 720S Spider is claimed to be the lightest convertible supercar on sale. It features a new electrically actuated Retractable Hard Top (RHT). A 4.0-liter twin-turbo McLaren’s V8 engine produces 720hp and 568 lb-ft (770Nm). The aceleration time is impressive: 2.9 second achieved when the car speeds up from 0 to 100 km/h (0-62mph).
Land Rover Range Rover Evoque
The new-generation car received improved exterior and spacier interior, put on a new Premium Transverse Architecture suitable for electrification. A 48V mild hybrid system applied, with a plug-in hybrid variant to arrive later. Some off-road hi-tech features added.
Replaces the Skoda Rapid. A rival for the Ford Focus, the hatchback shares its platform with the current VW Golf. The first to get the Volkswagen Group’s next-generation connected infotainment system. Offered with a range of diesel and petrol motors.