first_img Vanderhall’s 2020 Carmel GT Is a Race-Ready, 3-Wheel Go-Kart 1. BMW 2016 X1 2. BMW 2016 X1 3. BMW 2016 X1 4. BMW 2016 X1 5. BMW 2016 X1 6. BMW 2016 X1 7. BMW 2016 X1 8. BMW 2016 X1 9. BMW 2016 X1 10. BMW 2016 X1 11. BMW 2016 X1 12. BMW 2016 X1 13. BMW 2016 X1 14. BMW 2016 X1 15. BMW 2016 X1 16. BMW 2016 X1 17. BMW 2016 X1 18. BMW 2016 X1 19. BMW 2016 X1 20. BMW 2016 X1 21. BMW 2016 X1 Following a leak on Tuesday, BMW has lifted the veil off of the all-new second-generation X1. The Munich-based automaker’s next entry-level crossover is scheduled to greet the public for the first time in September at the Frankfurt Motor Show.Shorter, wider and taller than the outgoing model, the X1 gets a sharper-looking design that borrows styling cues such as angular headlights, a sculpted hood, and a tall kidney grille from the entry-level 1 Series hatchback sold across Europe. The rear fascia ditches the current model’s L-shape tail lamps in favor of more streamlined units that emphasize the crossover’s width. All told, the second-gen X1 boasts a much more harmonious design than the current model.The cockpit features a familiar layout but it gains a 6.5-inch multimedia screen located on top of the dashboard and a longer center console. The soft-roader continues to offer BMW’s familiar no-nonsense analog instrument cluster and a three-spoke multi-function steering wheel. Trunk space checks in at 17.8 cubic feet with five occupants on board, a generous increase compared to the outgoing model’s 14.8 cubes, while folding down the rear seats clears up over 54 cubic feet.The X1 is an entry-level model in name only, and buyers can spruce it up by choosing from a long list of high-tech options including a heads-up display, full LED headlights, BMW’s Dynamic Damper Control and power-adjustable rear seats.At launch, the crossover will exclusively be available with a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine that makes 228 horsepower at 5,000 rpm and 258 foot-pounds of torque at just 1,250 rpm. Linked to an eight-speed automatic transmission, the turbo four sends the X1 from zero to 60 mph in 6.3 seconds and on to a top speed of 130 mph, though BMW can raise that figure to 143 mph at an extra cost.The X1 shares its front-wheel drive UKL platform with the MINI Hardtop and the 2 Series Active Tourer, but all models come standard with BMW’s xDrive all-wheel drive system. However, a more affordable front-wheel drive version could join the lineup a little later in the production run.After greeting the show-going public in Frankfurt, the 2016 BMW X1 will go on sale across the nation next fall. Pricing and fuel economy figures will be published in the weeks leading up to its on-sale date. 6 Fastest Cars in the World Right Now Editors’ Recommendations center_img A Breakdown of All the Major Types of Car Racing The New Land Rover Defender Is Just as Glorious as We Expected The Bulletproof, Million-Dollar Ramsmobile SUV Has an Optional Hookahlast_img read more

A communiqué issued in the name of the “international community,” grouping the UN, the Organization of American States (OAS), the European Union (EU) and the ambassadors of Brazil, Canada, Germany, Spain and the United States, appealed “for the use of all legal ways to advance a credible electoral process so as to guarantee that the definitive results fully reflect the will of the Haitian electors.”Giving candidates until Wednesday to lodge their complaints, the Provisional Electoral Council has proposed setting up a special verification committee, and the communiqué called on all candidates to participate in this process.It warned that the violence was impeding efforts to fight a cholera epidemic that has already killed well over 2,100 people, with some 50,000 others hospitalized in country that is still struggling to recover from a devastating earthquake in January, which killed over 200,000 people and displaced some 1.3 million others, most of them still living in crowded and unsanitary tent camps. Thousands of protesters have been rampaging through the streets of Port-au-Prince, the capital, accusing the ruling government coalition of rigging the results, after provisional tallies of the 28 November presidential and legislative elections announced last week put former first lady Mirlande Manigat and outgoing President Rene Préval’s party candidate Jude Celestin in first and second place, thus qualifying for January’s run-off.Popular musician Michel Martelly was less than one percentage point behind in third place, but thus excluded from the run-off, and his supporters set up burning barricades of timber, boulders and flaming tires. Haiti’s electoral council has said it will recount the ballots.“The international community deplores the acts of violence which, among others, has paralysed economic activity, prevented school children and students from continuing their studies and, more tragically, impeded the access of cholera victims to medical treatment,” it said.“The international community urgently calls on all political and state actors to do everything possible to advance reconstruction and allow health personnel and Haitian and international humanitarian workers to continue, in full security, to provide the vital response to the cholera epidemic. Thousands of people need it.”It exhorted all candidates to call on their supporters to avoid all recourse to violence, “whose sole victim is the entire Haitian people.” The UN has maintained a stabilization mission in Haiti, known as MINUSTAH, currently with nearly 12,000 military and police personnel, since mid-2004 after then president Jean-Bertrand Aristide went into exile amid violent unrest. 13 December 2010With a three-day window opening today for candidates to formally lodge complaints in Haiti’s disputed elections, the United Nations and its partners have called on all concerned to use these legal means and to urge their supporters to avoid further violence. read more