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BMW Concept X7 iperforman­ce makes North American debut in Toronto

The BMW Concept X7 iperforman­ce made its North American debut

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in the heart of Toronto's financial district in October. While the location itself is not that unusual, the building in which the unveiling took place was a bit out of ordinary. Part of a worldwide tour, the BMW Luxury Excellent Pavilion is a temporary display that made its only North American stop in Toronto after previous visits to Berlin, Germany and Cinquale di Montignoso, Italy. It will visit a few other exclusive locales in the coming months.

In concert with other luxury brands such as Isabella Briatico, Montblanc, Glaschutte Watches, BMW Canada also featured some local content highlight the best of wine and jewellery. The goal is to entice potential BMW customers into visiting the mobile showroom, offer a glimpse under the hood of future vehicles, and to take the opportunit­y to test drive the vehicles of today which are kept nearby and ready to impress. Getting out of the downtown core may be challengin­g, but once on the road it is hoped the ultimate driving machine will flex its Bavarian muscles.

The Concept X7 iperforman­ce, first revealed at the 2017 Frankfurt Motor Show last September, displays a new architectu­ral direction for BMW. The plan going forward is to highlight intensely focused, clean lines across the brand and it starts in today's market with a new 6-passenger SUV. Featuring a full panoramic roof to inspire a light, airy feeling to the interior, this concept is designed as a plug-in hybrid with the benefit of power, torque and zero local emissions.

The Concept X7 iperforman­ce and its forthcomin­g production variant is part of the largest product offensive in the history of BMW according to Matthias Junghanns, designer, BMW Luxury Class. His excitement for this project was apparent as he discussed the unique features of the X7 and how it forms the basis for everything else going forward.

Later, as we talked privately he discussed the importance of designing a full-size SUV with a feeling of airiness while maintainin­g the elements of minimalism required to fulfill the mandate of luxury, elegance and function demanded in the market. If the concept on display is a true reflection of the X7 coming to showrooms, the latest product offensive by BMW holds significan­t promise. – Jeff Voth

the victory in the #NISMOTOP20 competitio­n.

In production for just five years, the Skyline GT-R R32 earned top honors in championsh­ips and prestigiou­s races on three different continents. In Europe, the R32 took the overall victory in the Spa 24 in 1991. And it won the Australian Touring Car Championsh­ip for the first time in 1991 – followed up with another championsh­ip in 1992, taking Bathurst 1000 victories both years.

In its home country, the GT-R R32 was especially dominant winning every Japanese Touring Car Championsh­ip race between 1990 and 1993, earning titles for the Hasemi and Impul teams in the process.

In addition to its racing repertoire, the R32's status as a fan favorite was cemented with its inclusion in the Gran Turismo video game series.

An enduring and endlessly popular option for gamers everywhere and a racing champion, the Nissan Skyline GT-R R32 proved its prowess on the track, on the screen, and in the #NISMOTOP20 competitio­n to be named the greatest Nissan NISMO race car of all time.

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