The 253-lb. creation uses components including the engine, wheels, interior, seating, electrical components and trim. The parts include lights from an Austin K2 truck of the sort the future monarch would have maintained during World War II.
Top speed is 184 mph, but the Mulsanne was gently handled from 2012-2014, when the Queen used it during her Diamond Jubilee celebrations and to attend her first-ever cabinet meeting hosted by Prime Minister David Cameron at 10 Downing St.
The North American market is on the receiving end of much of Schaeffler’s work on 48V drivetrain architecture designed to facilitate low-speed electric driving, reduce emissions and boost fuel economy, Schaeffler executive Peter Gutzmer says.
‟I think getting to those influencers in their life – teachers, school counselors, parents – to get them looking at reality instead of the stereotype. That’s when it's easy to fall in love with manufacturing,” Denso Manufacturing Michigan’s Karen Boyer says.
Mahle’s Energy Management Control system uses GPS data to “read” a known route and coordinate electric and ICE power so most of the EREV’s battery charge has been depleted when it arrives at its destination.
WardsAuto editors are evaluating about 30 vehicles as part of the 2017 Wards 10 Best Interiors competition. Today's gallery focuses on the '17 Maserati Levante, a car-based luxury SUV with a sticker price of $90,000.