BMW Group promotes diversity in a multicultural society. #NoRacism
To mark the United Nation’s International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination on 21 March 2020, the BMW Group is taking a stand for more tolerance and coexistence
The new SKODA OCTAVIA RS iV
First plug-in hybrid in the performance-oriented ŠKODA RS family The power output of 180 kW (245 PS) as well as RS-typical exterior and interior
Volvo Cars introduces refreshed S90
Volvo Cars revealed refreshed versions of the S90 sedan, including a refined exterior design and a brand new, state-of-the-art sound system by Bowers and Wilkins. In a broader portfolio upgrade, the company’s 48-volt mild-hybrid powertrain options are now available on every Volvo model, further boosting the company’s electrified offer. In terms of exterior design, Volvo designers have introduced a number of refinements on both the front and rear of the S90 and V90, including new fog lights, a new spoiler design, and a new lower front bumper. Inside, a comprehensively upgraded Bowers & Wilkins audio system introduces an even better in-car sound experience, thanks to new features such as an upgraded amplifier, automatic vehicle noise compensation and a new setting that mimics the sound of your favorite jazz club.
BMW Concept i4
The BMW Group is opening a new chapter in its history with the unveiling of a pure-electric Gran Coupe. Fifth-generation BMW eDrive technology is a defining feature of the BMW i4 and therefore also of future electric mobility. The BMW iX3 due to go into production in 2020 will lead the way in the application of the new tech, which will be introduced in a number of electrically powered BMW vehicles – such as the BMW iNEXT and BMW i4. The electric motor, power electronics, charging unit and high-voltage battery using fifth-generation BMW eDrive technology are all-new developments enabling the BMW Group to take another significant step forward in the field of electrified drive systems. The electric motor developed for the BMW i4 generates maximum output of up to 390 kW/530 hp, which ranks it alongside a current BMW V8 combustion engine. Its instantaneous power delivery gives the BMW i4 standout performance attributes and exceptional efficiency.
Alfa Romeo Giulia and Stelvio MY2020
The renewed Giulia and Stelvio feature exclusive technological upgrades: driving dynamics evolve into a driving experience. New infotainment with connected services, touchscreen, completely redesigned human-machine interface, and new ADAS and level 2 autonomous driving systems enhance the thrills of driving and the driver-centered concept. Tangible quality in the new interiors, with renewed materials and new layouts for superior onboard comfort. The new range structure includes trims with iconic names, with clear, well-differentiated identities. New color range, to fully express new emotions, closely linked to the brand’s tradition. The new Giulia and Stelvio MY2020 models will be available from Alfa Romeo showrooms at the beginning of 2020. At the event, Leasys and FCA Bank introduced I-Link by Leasys, a service designed to strengthen the link between Alfa Romeo customers and the new forms of shared mobility.
The new Audi RS Q3
The new Audi RS Q3 and the Audi RS Q3 Sportback share numerous RS design features while also each illustrating their unique character through many details. The gloss black Singleframe with its three-dimensional honeycomb structure makes the two high-performance compact cars look even sharper. Its position is lower as compared to the Q3, and it is inserted directly into the RS-specific bumper with large lateral air inlets. The striking boomerang-shaped blades in the bumper are designed exclusively for the RS Q3. The RS genes are also apparent in the flat slits above the Singleframe radiator grille. With its coupé-like roofline that slopes downward toward the rear, the RS Q3 Sportback is 45 millimeters (1.8 in) lower than the RS Q3. The rising shoulder line of the Sportback runs lower than that of its sister model and thus also lowers the body’s optical focus. This makes the wheels appear even larger and the SUV Coupé seems a little more muscular. The wheel arches, which are flared by ten millimeters (0.4 in), make both cars look wider.
Volkswagen new innovative twin dosing technology explainded.
Since 2018, only SCR exhaust gas treatment systems have been used in Volkswagen models with diesel engines. SCR (selective catalytic reduction) technology significantly reduces nitrogen oxides in the exhaust gas. Volkswagen has now developed the next evolutionary stage of the SCR system – so-called “twin dosing”. Adblue is injected selectively upstream of two SCR catalytic converters which are arranged in series. The system is used in the new Passat 2.0 TDI Evo with 110 kW (150 PS), which already meets the technical requirements of the future Euro 6d emission standard as a result.
The all-electric MINI Cooper SE
Electromobility is conquering city traffic. And the new MINI Cooper SE will finally allow the driving fun so typical of the brand to be experienced with local zero-emission mobility in urban environments. MINI ELECTRIC is raising the profile of sustainable mobility at the market launch for the all-electric model of the British premium brand in the Portuguese capital of Lisbon. The charisma emanating from electric mobility is being symbolized in a very special way using powerful searchlights connected to public charging stations in the city as their impressive cones of light are directed into the night sky. The light show is projecting a very clear message: There’s no shortage of charging points. MINI ELECTRIC is showing the route to them and highlighting their availability: The ideal time has now come to transfer to local emission-free mobility.
Lamborghini Huracán EVO Rear-Wheel Drive (RWD)
The Lamborghini Huracán EVO Rear-Wheel Drive (RWD): a visceral driving machine, delivering 610 hp (449 kW) of power at 8,000 rpm and 560 Nm of torque at 6,500 rpm to a lightweight car with rear-wheel drive and dynamic steering for maximum driving fun. Weighing just 1,389 kg, the Huracán EVO RWD has a top speed of 325 km/h and accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h in 3.3 seconds. Despite its top-figure capabilities, the Huracán EVO RWD is not focused on straight-line speeds or lap records: with a unique new design, the Huracán EVO RWD proclaims its designation as an instinctive driver’s car.
New SEAT Leon – launch video
The all-new SEAT Leon brings a strong design evolution compared to its predecessor and takes lighting technology to the next level. The 1.1 billion euros investment in this model, is mainly aimed at vehicle development and the improvement of the production facilities. Efficiency has been a key pillar in the all-new SEAT Leon’s development; it benefits from the most advanced powertrains including petrol (TSI), diesel (TDI), compressed natural gas (TGI), mild-hybrid (eTSI) and plug-in hybrid (eHybrid) technologies. The all-new SEAT Leon is the brand’s first completely connected vehicle, keeping people in touch with their digital lives.
Maserati first 100% electric car
Implementing its plans for the electrification of its range, as previously announced, Maserati has started the testing phase of its new full electric propulsion systems that will equip the future models of the Brand. Some experimental vehicles have now been built equipped with the new innovative powertrain, 100% electric with 100% Maserati technology, developed at the new Innovation Lab in Modena. During this experimental phase, the sound that will characterize the electric engine will also be developed. The next full-electric models will have a distinctive signature sound, already a unique attribute of all Maserati cars equipped with traditional combustion engines. Customers will, therefore, benefit from 100% electric propulsion vehicles that will combine driving pleasure, comfort, and performance with a unique and unmistakable sound. Thanks to the tests conducted in various conditions of use on both road and track, important data will be acquired for the development and definition of the new electric powertrains, which will be used for future models in the Maserati range. The new Maserati GranTurismo and GranCabrio will be the Brand’s first cars to adopt 100% electric solutions and will be built at the Turin production hub.
Audi TechDay Las Vegas at CES 2020
From futuristic vision vehicles to technologies ready for series production: At the 2020 Consumer Electronics Show (CES), Audi offered a look at tomorrow’s mobility – and is already integrating future technology into its current products. CES is the world’s most important specialized fair for consumer electronics in Las Vegas. Audi has been presenting the Audi AI:ME as a personal mobility partner, the empathetic Audi Intelligence Experience technology, and the innovative 3D mixed reality head-up display, for example.
BMW X6 show car – world’s first vehicle in Vantablack
The BMW X6 is the first and only vehicle in the world to feature a Vantablack VBx2 paint finish. “We turned down numerous requests from various automobile manufacturers in the past,” explains Ben Jensen, founder and Chief Technical Officer of Surrey NanoSystems. “It took the BMW X6 and its unique, expressive design for us to entertain the idea.” With design highlights like the optional Iconic Glow kidney grille, distinctive twin headlights and striking taillights, the new BMW X6 provides fascinating contrasts to offset the Vantablack VBx2 paint finish, which changes the viewer’s visual perception of an object’s three-dimensional shape.
PORSCHE 911 SPEEDSTER
A single word bundles everything the brands stands for: Speedster. Because the concept embodies the original Porsche virtues of purism, lightweight construction, efficiency and unadulterated driving pleasure. Limited to 1,948 units, the new 911 Speedster pays tribute to an idea that runs through the history of Porsche like a long winding road.