In order to withstand the great pressure of competitors, the Italian car manufacturer last month presented a lighter and more powerful version of its popular SUV, the Lamborghini Urus Performante. Now the luxury SUV Lamborghini Urus got an S version.
The new Urus S is equipped with a carbon roof, matte or gloss black finishes on the new exhaust system instead of brushed steel, a stainless steel chassis in matte black, a carbon hood with matte black air intakes, and dark or carbon matte or gloss details, 10-cylinder monoblock calipers (front) and 1-cylinder floating calipers (rear), carbon-ceramic 440 mm (front) and 370 mm (rear) brake discs.
Under the hood is a 4.0-liter V8 twin-turbo engine with 666 hp (490 kW) and 627 lb-ft (850 Nm) of torque. It reaches 62 mph in 3.5 seconds, which is 0.2 seconds slower than the Performante, with a top speed of 190 mph (305 km/h). The reason for this is primarily the weight, because the Urus S is 47 kilograms heavier than the Performante model. Power is transmitted to all wheels via an eight-speed automatic transmission with a limited-slip center differential and asymmetric/dynamic torque distribution. It’s mounted on a set of 21-inch wheels wrapped in 285/35 ZR23 (front) and 325/30 ZR23 (rear) PIRELLI P ZERO tires.
Lamborghini previously announced that it will electrify all its models by 2024, and whether we will soon see a hybrid Urus is unknown.
For 2023, an improved version of the Bentley Bentayga has arrived, bringing more power, a longer electric range and two new equipment packages carried over from the model without hybrid technology.
Two equipment packages (S and Azure) bring a more aggressive look, better performance, stiffer suspension, more aggressive traction control in Sport mode, new exhaust system that produces a better/powerful sound, more luxury, Front Seat Comfort with 22 modes of electronic adjustment, heating and cooling front seats, leather-covered seats (15 colors) with diamond stitching, and shiny black details instead of chrome.
The Bentayga is powered by a 3.0-liter V6 engine that, combined with a 100 kW electric motor, delivers a total of 456 hp (335 kW) and 516 lbf-ft (700 Nm). It is equipped with a new battery with a capacity of 18 kWh instead of 13 kWh, increasing the electric range from 40 to 43 km (24-26 miles). It is powered by an 8-speed ZF 8HP90 automatic transmission on both axles. As a reminder, the standard Bentley Bentayga has 443 hp (330 kW).
Bentley has not announced pricing for the equipment packages that will be available for the 2023 model year.
At the end of last year, BMW presented the XM SUV concept, and even then the Bavarian company said that it would be the first SUV from the M division. That’s exactly what happened, because BMW presented the production edition of this car.
The BMW XM is powered by a 4.4-liter V8 engine assisted by an electric motor with a total output of 650 hp (478 kW) and 590 lb-ft (800 Nm) of torque. Power is transmitted to both axles via an 8-speed automatic transmission. The car weighs 2,700 kg but that doesn’t stop it from reaching 62 mph in just 4.3 seconds with an electronically limited top speed of 155 mph (250 km/h).
Also, BMW announced the arrival of a more powerful version of the XM model that will have around 740 hp (544 kW) and almost 737 lb-ft (1,000 Nm) of torque. This version is announced for next year.
The car is 5110 mm long and has a wheelbase of 3105 mm, just like the BMW X7. It is equipped with lithium-ion batteries with a capacity of 25.7 kWh, which ensures a range of up to 88 kilometers (54 miles) without the assistance of an internal combustion engine and a top speed of up to 140 km/h. It’s mounted on a set of 23-inch wheels wrapped in 275/35 (front) and 315/30 (rear) tires.
Production begins at the end of the year at BMW’s plant in the United States.