Curious to know whether this front-wheel-drive (sDrive) X2 has any sort of performance advantage over its all-wheel-drive (xDrive) counterpart, I asked our test team to run it through our test track routine and analyze the differences against previously tested X2s. Sure enough, our data shows that the X2 sDrive28i can get to 60 mph in
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Some Googling will turn up lots of academic studies of pulsed charging, but GBatteries’ secret is in the adaptive nature of the pulsing frequency, which constantly pulses parameters like amplitude, width, and periodicity, interspersing discharge cycles as necessary. Artificial intelligence programmed into the controller monitors the battery’s dynamic impedance, or resistance to current flow, tailoring
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America’s current infatuation with SUVs was either a perfect storm of circumstance or a return to a familiar form. To some, it was a savvy marketing construct to embrace our disused frontier spirit, play off our post-9/11 survivalist crisis, and excuse our migration from unhip minivans and dowdy sedans into something cooler to haul our
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“She said, ‘Hey babe, take a walk on the wild side. …’” —Lou Reed, 1972 What does Ol’ Lou singing tales of gender-bending ’70s Manhattan have to do with me telling you about a genre-bending racetrack performance car? To get straight to the point: Compared to the KTM X-Bow (say “crossbow”), your prized supercar languishing
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A couple weeks ago, Ferrari introduced its latest mid-engine supercar, the F8 Tributo. It’s an evolution of the 488 GTB that we named the 2017 Best Driver’s Car, with restyled bodywork, more power, and even better handling. But now that we’ve seen the one-off P80/C, the F8 Tributo feels like old news. Built for one (presumably quite
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