2023 BMW 7-Series & i7, 2023 Lexus RZ 450e and Lincoln Star SUV Concept: Your Morning Brief Your Morning Brief

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Tesla’s profit rose to $3.3 billion in the first quarter thanks to higher prices and strong demand

Tesla kicked off the new year with a big hit, posting record profits of $3.3 billion in the first quarter of 2022. It’s $1 billion more than the company made at the same time last year. The increase in profits is partly due to higher prices for the company’s cars, with Model 3 prices starting 34 percent higher than they were three years ago. Tesla CEO Elon Musk stated that higher costs and higher demand have pushed up prices.

2023 BMW 7-Series gets first EV variant and 31-inch widescreen TV for rear passengers

BMW’s latest flagship sedan has been revealed, and in addition to the somewhat polarizing design, this is the first time the 7 Series has had an all-electric version in the i7 form. ICE options consist of six inline motors and a V8, both assisted by a 48-volt mild-hybrid system. BMW will soon offer two other performance-focused models as well. Specified for the 2023 introduction, the M760e combines a 3.0-liter inline-six with a plug-in hybrid system for a total of 563 hp (571 hp) and 591 lb-ft (800 Nm). This will be joined by the i7 M70 xDrive, which will propel more than 597 hp (600 hp) and 737 lb-ft (1,000 Nm).

The new Lincoln Star SUV concept is the brand’s guiding light for the future of electric vehicles

With the brand enjoying a purple patch of global sales, Lincoln is leveraging its success to plan for a future where half of its volume comes from electric vehicles. Although the new Star SUV concept isn’t announced as a product per se, it previews the brand’s EV trajectory. Some notable features include a “coast-to-coast” screen for the interior, a beverage cooler in the rear seats, and a “lounge mode” that converts the rear hatch to outside seating.

Audi announces all upcoming changes to its 2023 lineup

Audi has announced plans for a wave of changes involving every model in the brand’s lineup. Several models, such as the A3, A4, A5 and Q3 will get LED headlights as standard for 2023. The Audi Q5 and SQ5 get adaptive cruise control as standard, the Premium Plus adds B&O audio system, and the Q5 55 gets the unique OLED taillights . The Q7 and Q8 feature revised four-cylinder engines with more power in the form of the 45 TFSI, and the Q8 gets Matrix-style LED headlights as standard as well. The full list of changes can be found at the link above.

Lexus RZ 450e debuts as a professional Toyota bZ4X with 309 hp and 0-62 in 5.6 seconds

Lexus’ first experience with the electric e-TNGA platform is a sister to the Toyota bZ4x and Subaru Solterra, but it aims to differentiate itself in many ways. It comes with a different chassis, a more powerful propulsion system, and premium features. The 2023 Lexus RZ 450e features two electric motors and all-wheel drive as standard. Together, the two engines produce 309 hp (230 kW / 313 hp) and 435 Nm (321 lb-ft) of torque – significantly more than the 215 hp (160 kW / 218 hp) and 309 Nm (228 lb-ft) of electric crossovers Toyota and Subaru two-engine. The RZ has an estimated WLTP range of more than 400 km (249 mi), which is less than the 470 km (292 mi) confirmed WLTP range of the EU-spec Toyota bZ4x. Inside, there’s an optional yoke-style steering wheel, and the premium materials you’ve come to expect from a Lexus.

Mercedes-AMG A35 and CLA 35 celebrate AMG’s 55th anniversary with a new special edition

To celebrate the 55th year of AMG, Mercedes has introduced the 55th Edition of the A 35 and CLA 35 models. These versions feature the AMG Aerodynamics package, AMG Night and Night II packages, a choice of two colors (black metallic metallic or digital white metallic), 19-inch alloy wheels With a matte finish, a “high gloss lip” and an upgraded interior. The A35 and CLA 35 Edition 55 models join the G 63 Edition 55 launched last month.

What it took to save a drowning Ford Bronco in Maine from the man who saved it

You may have already read about the now infamous Ford Bronco that seems to be claimed by the sea, but the rescue effort that brought it back to land is an equally interesting story. The recovery process took two days with the help of two airbags, two boats and a flatbed truck. We wonder what’s next for a defeated Bronco.

What else makes the news

An inventor turns an imaginary friend into an AI microwave, then tries to kill him

An inventor who tried to bring an imaginary childhood friend back to life has detailed how an AI tried to kill him. Lucas Rizzotto used OpenAI’s GPT-3 and Amazon’s microwave to bring his creativity to life, giving the deep learning program a backdrop for nearly 100 pages. The AI ​​then proceeded to ask Rizzotto to go up to the microwave, before turning himself on, in retaliation for abandoning him.

Carlos Sainz extends Ferrari contract

Carlos Sainz has signed a contract extension with Ferrari until the end of 2024. The extension means that the Spaniard’s contract is as long as that of current championship captain and teammate Charles Leclerc.

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