2023 BMW M3 Edition 50 Jahre, Skoda Afriq Concept. And 2023 Polestar 3: Your Morning Brief

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Thousands Of Ford Bronco Orders Have Yet To Be Delivered And Customers Are Getting Upset

While the Bronco has been a runaway success for Ford, it seems the brand is having trouble fullfilling that demand. A report has come out saying that there are thousands of Broncos piling up at a production facility in Michigan. Customers are concerned over how the exposure to the elements will affect the cars in the future — one owner claims that his Bronco has been sitting on “Dirt Mountain” since January after an initial delivery date of May 9 was been pushed back until July 26.


2023 BMW M3 Edition 50 Jahre Revives Heritage Colors Including Techno Violet And Interlagos Blue

The 2023 BMW M3 Edition 50 Jahre BMW M (breathe) brings back some of the M division’s most-loved paint codes for North America — Cinnabar Red which was found on the E30 M3, Techno Violet from the E36 M3, and Deep Interlagos Blue from the E46 M3. There’s also Fire Orange III that was available for limited models of the E92 M3, and Limerock Grey, as a reference to the F80 M3 CS. Over in Europe and other regions, BMW will sell the M4 50 Jahre Edition in Carbon Black, Macao Blue, Brands Hatch Grey, Imola Red, and San Marino Blue. At the same time, Chinese customers will be able to get the car in Fire Orange and Stratus Grey to celebrate the year of the Tiger.


Skoda Afriq Is A Two-Door Kamiq Rallycar With An Octavia AWD Powertrain

The Skoda Afriq is a new one-off concept created by students at the Škoda Vocational School and imagines what a rally-spec version of the Kamiq would look like. It features an Octavia-sourced all-wheel-drive system and has a device that extracts drinking water from the air. The interior is stripped out, with bucket seats, six-point harnesses, and a full roll cage.


Polestar Confirms That The New 3 Electric SUV Will Debut In October

Polestar has confirmed that the all-electric 3 will debut this October and take the form of a premium performance SUV. An earlier teaser image confirmed that the 3 will have a low, crossover-like design, while it has been revealed that the new car will get advanced autonomous highway driving technology that uses a LiDAR sensor with Luminar and Nvidia computing power.


Mahindra Announces New Scorpio-N, Calls It The Big Daddy Of SUVs

Launching in the Indian market on June 27, the new Scorpio N is a ladder-frame SUV that will be offered with both petrol and diesel engines. The new car brings some design improvements over its predecessor, which was due for a much-needed update. These include LED headlights, Mahindra’s new grille and emblem, a more prominent step on the window line as seen in the XUV700, plus a set of Volvo-style taillights.


Electric Mercedes-Benz C-Class Equivalent Coming In 2024 As A Tesla Model 3 Fighter

Mercedes is intent on taking the fight to Tesla, with a Model 3 rival confirmed to be in the works with a 2024 reveal date. It will reportedly use the upcoming MMA (Mercedes-Benz Modular Architecture) which is designed to underpin the “Entry Luxury” family of compact models, sitting below the EQE sedan.


What Else Is Making The News


Airbnb Exits China

Airbnb will leave China, as the country’s zero-Covid policy has led to continuous lockdowns. It’s reported by the BBC that China only made up one percent of the company’s revenue.


Historical Street View Comes To Mobile

Google Map’s Street View will be able to display historical imagery from your phone. The feature had previously only been available on desktops and allows you to see how places have changed over the years.

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