Currently reading: Quick news: Mountune moves to US; BMW i3 charging deal; Cascada gets new engine
Mountune expands its operations in to the United States, charging points for new BMW i cars to cost £315, high output 1.6-litre 'SIDI' petrol engine for Cascada revealed

Mountune, Ford's official European tuning partner, has expanded its road car and race engine performance division in to the United States. The expansion means that US customers will finally be able to purchase Mountune upgrades for Ford vehicles, as well as other tuning products and support.

Schneider Electric will supply BMW with wall-mounted chargers for its new i cars, including the BMW i3. A new partnership means that Schneider will not only be the sole manufacturer of the BMW i Wallbox, but also the recommended installer. Thanks to a grant for the provision of wall-mounted chargers, qualifying customers will be able to have one fitted for £315.

Vauxhall has launched a new high-performance 1.6-litre engine option for its Cascada. The turbocharged SIDI - Spark Ignition Direct Injection - engine produces 197bhp and 220lb ft, and is offered with a six-speed manual transmission. It joins the range alongside the existing 168bhp 1.6-litre SIDI engine, and can be ordered from October. 

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