The best things come to an end, as they say. Brands are constantly renewing their ranges and some models are saying goodbye this year. Farewell, we loved you…
New models arrive and others leave us. Some were part of the automotive landscape and made an impression over the years. 2022 is no exception to the rule and some cars are falling through the cracks, not without regret. Therefore BMW decided to put to death his famous i3 compact sedan which made a sensational arrival in 2013 with its ultra-futuristic look. With it, but also the elitist i8, the propeller brand entered the electric market. The i3 had an optional twin-cylinder engine that served as an energy extender. After nine years of good and loyal service, production will end in July.
The big gap
A thousand leagues from the BMW i3, the Dodge Durango SRT Hellcat is an anachronistic animal. A spiritual descendant of the demonic RAM RT/10 pick-up which borrowed the V10 from the Viper, it is here equipped with the supercharged 6.2l V8 fitted to the Challenger SRT Hellcat. Result, an absolutely delirious power of 720 horsepower and a 0 to 100 km/h shot in 3.5 seconds, while being able to comfortably accommodate six people on board! Only available for the 2021 model year, the Durango SRT Hellcat sold like hot cakes.
This typically US monster would shake the Hyundai IONIQ Electric who will also bid farewell this year. The Korean brand wanted to make room for the new Kona EV as well as the new IONIQ 5. The friendly sedan must therefore step aside after playing a major role in Hyundai’s arrival on the electric market.
She had allowed Jaguar to get back into the sedan market at the end of the 2000s. XF is the last four-door currently in the catalog of the British feline. The beauty will lose nobility since the V6 engines will no longer be offered for sale. It will absolutely be necessary to fall back on the 4-cylinder 2.0l turbo. Or when a big cat meows instead of roars…
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