BMW Alpina XB7 goes mild hybrid

BMW’s Alpina-developed X7 large crossover is getting an eco-friendly midcycle freshening. The 2023 BMW Alpina XB7 features a new V-8 engine paired with the automaker’s 48-volt mild-hybrid technology that can propel the three-row vehicle to 180 mph. The 4.4-liter biturbo engine generates 630 hp, up 18 hp over the outgoing model, and can accelerate the

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Mitsubishi: Crossover, but no bold EV moves

Mitsubishi helped pioneer the electric vehicle market more than a decade ago with the now-discontinued i-MiEV minicar. But the Japanese automaker finds itself flat-footed just as the industry pivots toward a zero-emission future. Mitsubishi’s threadbare U.S. lineup of four models includes just one electrified vehicle — a plug-in hybrid variant of the brand’s bestselling Outlander

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Nissan engine plant closing marks the demise of Mercedes product sharing

Mercedes and Nissan’s years-old vehicle and engine-sharing collaboration will move another step toward unraveling in March when production ends at a Tennessee engine plant built specifically to share. Nissan will “suspend operations at the powertrain facility in Decherd pending future product announcements,” Nissan North America spokesman Brian Brockman said of the East Tennessee plant that

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