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BMW, Daimler and Volkswagen Fined for Anticompetitive Practices in Purchase of Steel

German competition body Bundeskartellamt has imposed fines totalling around 100 million euros on Bayerische Motoren Werke AG, Daimler AG and Volkswagen AG for anticompetitive practices in the purchase of long steel products. Bundeskartellamt president Mr Andreas Mundt said “Between 2004 and the end of 2013 representatives of BMW, Daimler and Volkswagen regularly met twice a year with steel manufacturers, forging companies and large systems suppliers and exchanged information on uniform surcharges for the purchase of long steel products. Scrap and alloy surcharges account for a substantial part of the purchase prices for long steel. Insofar as the surcharges were no longer negotiated individually with the suppliers as a consequence of these talks, price competition between the companies on these price components was eliminated.”

It said “In their production processes the car manufacturers use many parts which are made from long steel including crankshafts, connecting rods, camshafts, gear wheels and steering rods. These components are either purchased from forging companies or are produced by the car manufacturers themselves in their own forges. For this purpose, long steel is purchased beforehand as a raw material. Long steel is usually sold by the steel manufacturers or forging companies based on a certain price model. This consists of a basic price and scraps and alloy surcharges. During the period of infringement the surcharges, which fluctuated according to amount, accounted on average for approximately a third of the end price of engineering steel, which is the main type of long steel concerned here. The purchase costs of long steel account for less than one percent of the total costs of a car. In contrast to the basic prices, the surcharges were traditionally not negotiated but calculated according to sector-wide uniform formulas and added to the basic price as separate price components. In 2003 and 2004 the steel manufacturers unilaterally made certain changes to the surcharge calculation, in some cases under the threat of refusal to supply. As a reaction to this the discussions between the car and steel manufacturers and forging companies were taken up under the umbrella of the German association for steel and metal processing (. In the talks the representatives of the car manufacturers ensured one another that they would adopt the changes introduced by the steel manufacturers and continue to adhere to the established practice of uniformly calculated price surcharges. They did so at any rate until January 2016.”

It added “The companies acknowledged the facts as established by the Bundeskartellamt and agreed to a settlement. This was taken into account by the Bundeskartellamt when calculating the fines as well as the fact that the car manufacturers had cooperated with the authority throughout the proceeding.”

Source : Strategic Research Institute
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‘BMW heeft hybride technologie gestolen’

BMW moet voor de Amerikaanse rechter verschijnen omdat het bedrijf hybride motortechnologie zou hebben gestolen van een Amerikaans bedrijf. Eerder werden Ford, Toyota, Hyundai en Kia al met succes voor de rechter gedaagd wegens diefstal.

Erik Kouwenhoven 27-11-19, 20:01

De auto-industrie blijft verbazen als het gaat om moraliteit. Na de sjoemeldiesels, vergaste aapjes en grootscheepse kartelvorming blijkt nu ook op grote schaal hybride motortechnologie te zijn gestolen. In de jongste aanklacht gaat het om BMW, dat volgens een Amerikaans bedrijf niet heeft betaald voor ontwerpen van hybride aandrijvingssystemen. Dat meldt Automotive News Europe.

De aanklacht komt van de Amerikaanse firma Paice, die als een van de eerste bedrijven in staat bleek deze systemen te fabriceren. Volgens de firma is de technologie gebruikt in acht hybride en plug-inhybride voertuigen, waaronder de 330e iPerformance, 530e iPerformance, 750e xDrive iPerformance, i8 Roadster Plug-in en Mini Countryman Plug-in. ,,Wij deelden details van onze hybride voertuigtechnologie te goeder trouw met BMW”, zei Robert Oswald, ceo van de firma, in een verklaring.

Paice ging ervan uit dat BMW een licentie zou afnemen, maar dat gebeurde niet. BMW is niet de enige die ‘vergat’ te betalen. Eerder al daagde Paice de autofabrikanten Ford, Toyota, Hyundai en Kia voor de rechter. Die zaken werden door het Amerikaanse bedrijf glansrijk gewonnen. Daarmee ziet het er voor BMW niet rooskleurig uit als het gaat om de uitkomst van dit geschil. BMW Duitsland heeft niet gereageerd op de aanklacht.

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Europa bedot ons met elektrische wagens
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De autosector, de belangrijkste economische steunpilaar van Duitsland, zit in een crisis. En dat niet alleen wegens het gesjoemel met emissienormen door Volkswagen, dat daarmee consumenten naar elders dreef. De sector krijgt ook te maken met levensbedreigende, overdreven strenge Europese uitstootregels
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HANS-WERNER SINN
30 november 2019 05:05
De Europese regelgeving voor het brandstofverbruik van het wagenpark zal het klimaat niet beschermen. Ze zal wel jobs vernietigen, de economische groei aantasten en het wantrouwen van de bevolking in de ondoorzichtige Europese bureaucratie vergroten.

Disclaimer: Volgens experten baseert Hans-Werner Sinn zich op foute en/of gedateerde informatie bij zijn onderzoek. Meer info vindt u hier.

De autosector, de belangrijkste economische steunpilaar van Duitsland, zit in een crisis. En dat niet alleen wegens het gesjoemel met emissienormen door Volkswagen, dat daarmee consumenten naar elders dreef. De sector krijgt ook te maken met levensbedreigende, overdreven strenge Europese uitstootregels. Vereisten die maar schijnbaar wortelen in een milieubeleid

De Europese Unie ging flink uit de bocht met haar CO2-regulering die van start ging op 17 april 2019. Vanaf 2030 moeten Europese autobouwers voor hun wagens een gemiddelde uitstoot van amper 59 gram CO2 per kilometer kunnen voorleggen. Dat komt overeen met een brandstofverbruik van 2,2 liter diesel per 100 kilometer. Dat is gewoon onmogelijk.

In 2006 stootten nieuwe auto’s geregistreerd in de EU 161 g/km uit. Dankzij de inspanningen van de autobouwers daalde dat cijfer tot 118 g/km. Het gemiddelde ging echter weer de hoogte in door het stijgende marktaandeel van benzinewagens, die meer CO2 uitstoten dan diesels. Tegen 2018 lag de gemiddelde uitstoot van nieuwe auto’s licht boven 120 g/km. Dat is ongeveer twee keer de uitstoot die op lange termijn zal worden toegelaten
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BMW steekt 400 miljoen euro in iNext-fabriek

Gepubliceerd op 2 dec 2019 om 08:50 | Views: 102

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DINGOLFING (AFN/DPA) - Automaker BMW investeert 400 miljoen euro in zijn grootste fabriek in het Duitse Dingolfing. Het geld wordt gebruikt voor aanpassingen die nodig zijn om op de locatie op termijn de volledig elektrische aangedreven SUV iNext te maken. De productie van de sportieve terreinwagen moet daar in 2021 beginnen.

De iNext moet in Dingolfing van dezelfde band gaan rollen als waar nu hybride voertuigen en auto's met verbrandingsmotoren worden geproduceerd. Door in te zetten op flexibele productiestructuren is BMW naar eigen zeggen optimaal uitgerust om aan de huidige marktvereisten te voldoen.

Dingolfing in Beieren is de grootste BMW-fabriek in Europa. De circa 18.000 medewerkers zorgen er dagelijks voor dat 1500 auto's van de band rollen.
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Lexus Celebrates 30 Years of Lexus Hybrid Range

Ever since its entry into the luxury car market in 1989, Lexus has repeatedly broken the convention with pioneering new ideas. Years of research and development culminated in the RX 400h, the first self-charging hybrid Lexus and world’s first luxury hybrid vehicle, launched in 2005. On the outside it looked little different from the familiar RX 300 SUV, but under the skin things were very different. Yes, there was a 3.3-litre petrol V6 engine under the bonnet, but this was just one element in the radical, all-new self-charging hybrid electric system.

The second generation of Lexus Hybrid Drive raised the game significantly. Such was the technology’s status within the company, it was deployed in its new flagship sedan, the LS 600h, in 2007. As the first hybrid system to feature a V8 engine, a 5.0-litre unit, the most technically advanced Lexus had yet built, it delivered the kind of power and performance typically associated with a V12. The system delivered 445 DIN hp and 520 Nm of torque, giving acceleration from zero to 100 km/h in just 6.3 seconds. A sportier aspect of hybrid power was also witnessed in the GS 450h sports sedan. A two-stage motor speed reduction planetary gear was used in both the GS and LS models, but for the LS 600h the hybrid transmission was upgraded. The nickel-metal hydride battery produced 280 V, but a boost converter could ramp this up to 650 V.

The third generation of Lexus Hybrid Drive made advances both in efficiency and responsiveness. The revised system was first seen in the IS 300h, the first IS to feature hybrid power, which entered the market in 2013. Central to the improved performance was a new 2.5-litre Atkinson cycle petrol engine, equipped with D-4S direct fuel injection, Dual VVT-i intelligent variable valve-timing and a high-efficiency exhaust gas recirculation system. Combined with the hybrid transaxle, this duly gave class-leading, sub-100 g/km CO2 emissions and fuel economy from 4.3 l/100 km. With further refinements, this system was also adopted for the Lexus NX, the company’s first mid-size crossover, and the RC 300h coupe, both of which joined the range in 2014.

Featured in the new ES 300h sedan and UX 250h compact crossover launched in early 2019, it combines the benefits of an all-new, ultra-efficient Atkinson cycle engine (2.5l in ES, 2.0l in UX) with a new electric motor that’s lighter, more compact and more power dense.

The hybrid concept is an ingenious marriage of an internal combustion engine and an electric motor. Their performance – in unison or individually is governed automatically and seamlessly by an intelligent system that draws power from the appropriate source to maximize efficiency, or performance. Electric power is generated by the engine while the car is being driven, and is also converted from the kinetic energy produced when braking or slowing down. Power is stored in a high-voltage battery that needs no plug-in recharging.

Within 15 years Lexus has made hybrid central to its brand, extending its reach from a single model in 2005 to a range of 10 vehicles in its European line-up today, covering many different body styles and performance levels. Worldwide, cumulative hybrid sales have passed 1.6 million units, while in Western Europe hybrids now account for 99 per cent of all the new Lexus cars sold in the region.

THE 2019 LEXUS HYBRID RANGE
CT 200h premium hatchback
IS 300h executive sports sedan
RC 300h sports coupe
UX 250h compact crossover
ES 300h mid-size luxury sedan
NX 300h mid-size crossover
RX 450h large crossover
RX L 450h seven-seat crossover
LC 500h flagship coupe
LS 500h flagship sedan

Source : Strategic Research Institute
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Dit kost het onderhoud van een Bugatti Veyron

Een Bugatti is een echte supersportwagen met veel dure onderdelen. Maar even de olie vervangen kan toch nooit echt duur zijn? Mis: alleen een oliebeurtje kost bij Bugatti al 25.000 dollar, omgerekend een kleine 23.000 euro.

Erik Kouwenhoven 04-12-19, 05:00

Bugatti beveelt overigens aan om alle vloeistoffen van de 1001 pk sterke Veyron jaarlijks te verversen. Dan komt er nog eens 4000 euro bij. Iets wat niet ieder jaar vervangen hoeft te worden als je weinig rijdt, zijn de banden. Maar goed ook, gezien de prijs. Want vier nieuwe banden kosten samen om en nabij de 35.000 euro.

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Wereldrecord! Deze Bugatti rijdt 490 kilometer per uur

Helaas adviseert Bugatti wel om ze iedere 4000 kilometer te vervangen. Ook wanneer er sneller is gereden dan 400 km/u moet er nieuw rubber onder. Helemaal bizar wordt het als het gaat om de velgen. Bugatti adviseert namelijk om deze iedere 12.000 kilometer te vervangen. Kosten? 35.000 euro.

En dan maar hopen dat er niets stuk gaat. Want het vervangen van een van de twee luchtkoelers kost 11.000 euro, waarvan 9000 voor het onderdeel zelf en 2000 aan arbeidsloon. Een turbo vervangen kost ruim tien mille en als je een probleem hebt met je nokkenassen ben je per nokkenas die wordt vervangen 20.000 euro armer.

Dat laatste is vooral zo duur omdat er veel arbeidsuren bij komen kijken. Het is bijvoorbeeld te hopen voor Bugatti-rijders dat ze nooit een lek ontdekken aan hun brandstoftank, want een nieuwe tank kost maar liefst 22.000 euro. Niet zo vreemd dus dat sommige eigenaren ervoor kiezen om zelf de olie te vervangen. Daarmee bespaar je toch weer een dik aangeklede VW Polo aan onderhoudskosten.

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Bentley Starts Work On State-Of-The-Art Engineering Test Centre

Bentley Motors announced that work has commenced on a state-of-the-art engineering test facility at the company’s expanding headquarters in Crewe in England. The new centre is the latest phase in on-going development at the Pyms Lane site where all Bentley cars are hand-built. With completion due next autumn, the new building will cover more than 4,600 square metres over two storeys. Included in this figure will be 773 square metres of office space and 1550 square metres designed for the installation of a single climate-controlled chassis dynamometer, operating across a range of temperatures from -10°C to +40°C. There will also be a dedicated laboratory to run Real Driving Emissions using the latest state of the art portable emissions measurement systems. Bentley’s Technical Conformity department will be based in the test centre, with over 100 people working in the building.

The centre will allow Bentley to meet increased consumer demand for its current range of ultra-luxury vehicles, including the all-new, performance-orientated Flying Spur, the Continental GT and the new Bentayga Hybrid SUV, which marks Bentley’s first step towards electrification.

It will also play a key role in Bentley’s journey to become the world’s most sustainable luxury automotive manufacturer, giving the business capacity to grow as it diversifies into hybrid and electric models. The British marque has already confirmed that it will offer hybrid or electric variants of all of its models by 2023.

Source : Strategic Research Institute
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ABT e-Line and Schaeffler Collaboration to Electrify Light Commercial Vehicles

The Schaeffler Group and ABT e-Line GmbH have established a strategic collaboration for the electrification of light commercial vehicles weighing up to 3.5 tons. ABT e-Line is a 100-percent subsidiary of ABT Holding that, as a premium partner to Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles, has been commissioned to fully electrify light commercial vehicles including the T6 and Caddy models; it also bears customer responsibility for the electric powertrain, including the warranty. The Schaeffler Group will contribute its technological and provided the subsequent cartel clearance is obtained management expertise to the partnership and will develop and supply technological solutions for the electric powertrain. In the initial phase, Schaeffler will be focusing together with VW and ABT on project management, from concept through to homologation and on system supplier management. What is more, Schaeffler possesses a wealth of relevant expertise in the fields of purchasing, manufacturing, and quality assurance, all of which it will be contributing to this collaboration. Schaeffler Engineering already develops electronic control systems for ABT e-Line for use in the conversion of light commercial vehicles from VW.

The objective of the collaboration between the Schaeffler Group and ABT e-Line is to develop more advanced electric powertrains and to integrate and incorporate them into vehicles, focusing on light commercial and special vehicles. A further objective is to develop flexible mechatronic chassis solutions. In the medium term, the Schaeffler Group sees potential for further orders and for small and medium-sized production volumes in the commercial and special vehicle sectors.

Source : Strategic Research Institute
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Citroën Launches New C-Series C3 Aircross Compact SUV

Available from February 2020, Citrone would introduce the new C3 Aircross Compact SUV ‘C-Series’ special edition. Designed to incorporate unique styling details, both inside and out, the C-Series also features enhanced levels of standard equipment over and above the Feel trim level on which it is based. Exterior styling enhancements to the C-Series special edition include a unique Regal Red Colour Pack, complete with coloured headlamp surrounds and matching door mirrors, complemented by a bi-tone black roof and 16-inch Matrix gloss black alloy wheels. To complete the look, 3D C-Series badging adorns the front doors.

Inside, the warm and bright ambience of C3 Aircross Compact SUV is enhanced with a dashboard insert made from soft-touch material and Satin Chrome air-vent surrounds, striking a pure and stylish tone. The comfortable, broad and welcoming seats are embellished with white topstitching and a horizontal Regal Red contrasting stripe on the upper part of the seatbacks, echoing the touches of colour outside. The C-Series logo on the seats reminds passengers of the exclusive nature of the special edition, whilst the special black front and rear protective mats, with red topstitching and a unique door-sill trim, constitute the finishing touches.

The C3 Aircross Compact SUV C-Series special edition is powered by the multi-award winning 1.2L PureTech 110 Stop & Start engine, paired with a 6-speed manual transmission.

Source : Strategic Research Institute
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SEAT and Redexis to Promote Mobility with Natural Gas

SEAT and Redexis are going to collaborate to boost sustainable mobility by promoting Compressed Natural Gas. Both companies will develop the creation of natural gas refuelling facilities and drive sustainable mobility with this alternative fuel. Through this agreement, SEAT is going to share information on the demand for this type of vehicles in order to boost the installation of refuelling points that are accessible to the public in areas considered of major importance. Moreover, Redexis expects to have more than 100 gas filling stations nationwide in the next two years. Natural gas currently contributes to improving air quality in cities, as it is an alternative that features reduced emissions and plays an active role in reaching sustainability goals.

According to registration data in Spain provided by Gasnam, and taking into account the current rate of growth, the potential for natural gas-powered vehicles in Spain could exceed one million cars by 2030. In the framework of this agreement, Redexis will develop the necessary CNG refuelling facilities to meet this demand for road mobility and will incorporate SEAT vehicles that run on natural gas into its fleet, as well as into the fleets of its own partner companies.

SEAT and Redexis aim to replicate and increase the growth model of natural gas which has occurred in Madrid and Barcelona in the rest of Spain by offering the necessary network so that any user can drive all over the country by using natural gas as an inexpensive and ecological fuel.

Source : Strategic Research Institute
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Aston Martin: aandeelhouders staan achter ons

Gepubliceerd op 6 dec 2019 om 15:43 | Views: 186

LONDEN (AFN) - De belangrijkste aandeelhouders van Aston Martin zijn in een moeilijk jaar achter het bedrijf blijven staan en er zijn geen aanwijzingen dat dit gaat veranderen. Dat zei topman Andy Palmer van de Britse maker van sportwagens als reactie op berichten dat de Canadese miljardair Lawrence Stroll zou willen instappen bij het bedrijf.

Over die geruchten wilde Palmer niets zeggen. De topman gaf wel aan dat de automaker zijn schuldenlast moet terugbrengen, maar dat hij daarover niets te melden had.

Stroll zou een groep beleggers achter zich hebben gekregen. De Canadees die rijk werd in de modewereld staat ook bekend om zijn voorliefde voor snelle auto's. Zijn zoon Lance is een Formule 1-coureur bij het team Racing Point F1. Vader Stroll nam dat team over toen het toenmalige Force India failliet ging en later dat jaar werd zoon Lance als coureur vastgelegd.
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Maserati Celebrates the 60th anniversary of 5000 GT 2+2 Coupé

Sixty years ago, the 5000 GT, a 2+2 coupé, was presented at the Turin Motor Show and was the undisputed star of the event. Maserati now celebrates the anniversary of this extraordinary car, built to the specific request of the Shah of Persia, Reza Pahlavi. Just 34 cars of this model were built at the Viale Ciro Menotti plant in Modena, with bodywork added by Italy's top coachbuilders of the period. Reza Pahlavi, the then Shah of Persia, and a great enthusiast of high-performance sports cars, test-drove a 3500 GT towards the end of 1958 and was delighted with it. However, he requested an increase in performance, and Giulio Alfieri, Maserati technical director at the time, realised that the car would have to be completely redesigned to satisfy this prestige customer's demands. The resulting AM103 project, continued through during 1959, and was in effect a new car and not merely a customisation: the heart of the design was the V8 engine of the 450S (the famous Maserati racing barchetta), with its bore increased to upgrade its displacement to almost five litres. The 5000 GT, a prestigious 2+2 coupé, was born.

The car, of which the first bodywork was built by Carrozzeria Touring, was launched at the 1959 Turin Motor Show, and received the nickname "Shah of Persia” in honour of this unique customer. Only three of that special version were ever produced. The next year, in 1960, the 5000 GT was exhibited on the stand at the Geneva International Motor Show, with a few revisions to the engine.

The most interesting fact of the Maserati 5000 GT was that it was built with bodywork by almost all the leading Italian coachbuilders of the time: from Allemano, Pininfarina, Monterosa, Ghia, Bertone and Frua, not to mention Michelotti for Vignale.

The 5000 GT was a VIP's car, in terms of both exclusivity and performance. Due to its extremely distinctive character and high cost, the total number of cars built was limited to just 34.

Source : Maserati 5000 GT 2+2
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