TorQue: Faraday Electric Car, BMW i8 Vision, Maruti S-Cross & More

Rounding up this week’s top auto stories.

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BMW iVision Future Interaction. (Photo: BMW)

1. Here’s What BMW Is Offering at CES 2016 in Las Vegas

BMW iVision Future Interaction. (Photo: BMW)
BMW iVision Future Interaction. (Photo: BMW)

BMW Group at the Consumer Electronics Show 2016 in Las Vegas is showcasing their profile of connected cars with features like mirror-less driving solutions, sensors for smart driving and many more.

We get you the highlights over here.

2. What Gets Facebookers’ Pulses Racing? A Car That Runs on Water

Raees Mohammad Makrani, a mechanic, who has built a car that runs on water. (Photo: AP screengrab)
Raees Mohammad Makrani, a mechanic, who has built a car that runs on water. (Photo: AP screengrab)

Even the most skilled social media analysts can’t always predict the stories that will really strike a chord with internet users – the ones that will merit pages of heated, rambling discussion and debate. One such story is that of mechanic Raees Mohammad Makrani, a 44-year-old resident of Madhya Pradesh who studied only up to class 12, and has invented a car that runs on water.

Want to know more? Read here.

3. Faraday Showcases Sleek Electric Sports Car at CES 2016

The FFZero1 by Faraday Future is displayed at CES Unveiled, a media preview event for CES International, Monday, Jan 4, 2016, in Las Vegas.  (Photo: AP)
The FFZero1 by Faraday Future is displayed at CES Unveiled, a media preview event for CES International, Monday, Jan 4, 2016, in Las Vegas. (Photo: AP)

The automotive future according to a new electric car maker looks an awful lot like a Corvette crossed with the Batmobile. California-based Faraday Futures debuted its sleek electric concept racecar on Monday night during the annual CES show that focuses on consumer gadgets and has increasingly become a way for carmakers to show off their latest technological feats.

Read more here.

4. Review: Maruti-Suzuki S-Cross Is Not Meant for Flings but Love

LEDs on the headlamps of the Maruti Suzuki S-Cross. (Photo: <b>The Quint</b>)
LEDs on the headlamps of the Maruti Suzuki S-Cross. (Photo: The Quint)

When Maruti Suzuki decided to go premium with the Nexa experience, the first car to come out for the Indian automotive enthusiast was the S-Cross. The car, just by sheer looks, was not creating a lot of enthusiasm about its existence. I personally wondered why, in the futuristic 21st century, where fluidic designs were experimented with, Maruti came out with something like an S-Cross.

Read on to know if the S-Cross is The Quint’s pick.

5. Here’s a Glimpse of the New Mercedes Benz E Class Coming to India

The new Mercedes-Benz E-Class. (Courtesy: Mercedes-Benz)
The new Mercedes-Benz E-Class. (Courtesy: Mercedes-Benz)

Is it a bigger C Class or a smaller S Class?

That is the question on the mind of every Mercedes fan around the world, thanks to the teaser released by Mercedes-Benz which leaves the viewer asking for more.

The video does not reveal much about the car, but what it does reveal are the Multibeam LED headlamps, and they look gorgeous.

Read here to know about the latest Mercedes model set to enter India soon.

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