Welcome back to the second part of our video report of the
IAA 2019. We kick things off at the Land Rover-stand, because 71 years after the original, there’s a new Defender.
Frank here is going to tell you everything about it. – That’s right. I’m not allowed to have a preference, but I do have one.
This is by far my favorite car on this show. Marco already mentioned it, but it’s a very special car. 71 years ago,
in april 1948, Rover introduced the all-purpose Land Rover on the RAI. And it was a car based on the Willy’s Jeep, or an interpretation of it.
It was a crazy car. Rover itself has passed so Land Rover became a… standalone brand. After other types were introduced, the original
Land Rover received the ‘Defender’-name. But in big lines, the car remained the same for seventy years. Look at that straight rear, the C-pillars with that distinctive shape.
But despite the straight lines, it’s such a smooth body. Almost as if they’ve designed it to keep going for another 70 years.
That means we’ll see the third generation Defender in 2090, and that’s something I won’t be able to see then. Right, let’s
get back to the car. You can choose between four different engines. Two petrol engines. One of them is the P300 4-cylinder producing 300
horsepower. You can also choose the new 6-cylinder engine… with a twin-scroll turbo and electric compression. That’s the P400,
producing 400 horsepower. Both will be connected to an 8-speed automatic gearbox, with a
transferbox for the low gearing. Also, you get an LSD in the middle as… standard. If you want an LSD on the rear axle as well,
that’s an optional extra. You can also choose between two diesel versions, the P200
and the P240, producing 200 and 240 horsepower respectively. Even better than that, there’s a plug-in hybrid version coming next year.
If you look at the one behind me, you might’ve spotted an additional… fuel filler cap. I took a peek yesterday however, and it’s a socket.
So this is the plug-in hybrid version that will be released next year. Other than that, big alloy wheels. However, you can get 18-inch steelies
as well. You might think ‘what the hell’, but I can really recommend those. That makes it looks the purest…
– If you keep going, you’ll be talking as long as the PR-bloke. Do you mind if we move on?
– I want to live to see 2090. I’m so hyped. And now something completely different. This is the Alpina B3.
You might know Alpina as the company which upgrades BMW’s. And that’s what the B3 is. It starts out life as a BMW M340i Touring,
but Alpina tickles the engine in a way that it goes from 370 to 463… horsepower. It also produces 700 Nm of torque. They won’t tell me the
0-100-speed, but I’d be surprised if it wasn’t below four seconds. They did tell me it’ll exceed 300 km/h. Also, because it was a M340i
it has four-wheel drive with an active LSD on the rear axle. So actually this is the BMW M3 Touring BMW is never going to build. Behind me is the new BMW X6. It’s a special edition painted in Vantablack,
which means you can barely see it. The best color if you ask me. If you want to know what it does look like, Frank is going to tell
you a little bit more. This is the way it’s going to be on your driveway. The previous X6 was
around since 2014 so you’d think it’d be time for a facelift, but no. Instead, it’s a whole new generation of X6. It’s been widened,
it has more wheelbase, it’s longer and it’s been lowered. The usual suspects to give a car more of an appearance. The biggest
difference is the rear. The rear lights now have horizontal shapes… so they now resemble the X4. Also, the license plate has been moved
to the rear bumper. That gives it more of a dynamic look. You can choose between two petrol engines
and two diesel engines. There’s so much news at BMW there are two cars on the stand which
have been presented to us some time ago, but that we’ve never… seen in the flesh. This is the BMW M8, an 8-series Coupé with the
drivetrain of an M5. So a biturbo 4.4-litre V8 producing 600 horsepower, unless you’ve ticked the Competition Pack, like on this one.
625 horsepower, that’s crazy. Over there is a version of the 8-series we don’t know at all, the
8-series Gran Coupé. The four-door version with extended wheelbase… so that you can sit in the back. Not available as M8 yet,
but it is available as a M850i. This is the BMW Concept 4, the car the new 4-series is going to
be based on. Or rather, the 3-series Coupé. However, it also foreshadows the coming of the i4. A new electrical model in the
i-range from BMW. They’re not talking about the technology in this one, but they did say this design is a precursor for the new design.
And what’s most important in a coupé design? The rear. That’s where the differences with the 3-series are the biggest. If I’m honest,
it looks incredible. I love the rear lights and the way it flows into the sides. It’s almost like it was crafted from a single piece. It has wide
wheels as well… Just wow. If the 4-series is going to look like this, it’s going to be really beautiful. If you think the same as I do, I advise
you to stop watching, because in three seconds, I’ll show you the front. What is that? What even is that?
Why is this on here? At Hyundai, all of the attention goes to the 45 Concept behind me.
A remarkable concept car which pays homage to the Pony Concept… from 45 years ago. That’s a car which kickstarted Hyundai’s European
market a year after its introduction. This 45 is a wink to the old days, but you can also spot a lot of angles of
45 degrees as well. Also referring to the 45 years ago. Of course it’s electric, autonomous and all of the other things that
you can easily shout when it’s a concept. The features I do actually like… are the camera’s on side for the rear-view mirrors and a little
strip on the side, which shows the charging progress. The reasons it’s so busy at Opel, is because they’re introducing the sixth
gen Corsa. We’ve already shown that to you, both electric as combustion. What I like on this stand is this rallycar, because it’s electric. Together with
ADAC, Opel wants to organize an electric rally cup, based on this car. It’s based on the e-Corsa with the same drivetrain. 260 Nm of torque and
136 horsepower. The battery pack has remained the same as well, 50 kWh. According to WLTP, it should get 330 km on a single charge. Even though
that’s not going to do it under sports conditions. It has been lowered, it now has huge wheels, it has a Torsen-diff
on the front axle, MacPherson-struts with ball bearings, a rollcage, skidplate protection, and it’s going to race through the woods.
Very eco-friendly as well. And with that electric news from Opel, it’s time to end our
second motorshow report. There’s more to talk about though, because we’re returning to Mercedes and also Honda
has some electric news. So who’s driving there? – As long as it’s electric.