At this state-of-the-art site, cars – including the KODIAQ, KAROQ and SUPERB model ranges as well as the SUPERB iV plug-in hybrid – are manufactured around the clock, six days a week. One of the videos demonstrates the manufacturing process in dynamic time-lapse photography, while the second clip provides interesting background information using real-time footage.
The new Porsche 718 Spyder (PDK) Driving Video
The Porsche 718 models with 4.0-litre six-cylinder boxer engines can now also be ordered with the seven-speed Porsche dual-clutch transmission (PDK). Both the Boxster and Cayman 718 GTS 4.0 variants, as well as the range-topping 718 Spyder and 718 Cayman GT4 models, are now also available with an automatic transmission. With PDK, there are no interruptions in acceleration during gear changes. This increases the comfort of the gear shifts and improves the acceleration values. Compared with the 718 models with the manual transmission, the 309 kW (420 PS) GT models – the 718 Spyder and 718 Cayman GT4 – now accelerate from 0-100 km/h half a second faster, in 3.9 seconds. They reach the 200 km/h mark in 13.4 seconds (0.4 seconds faster). The 718 Cayman GTS 4.0 and 718 Boxster GTS 4.0, both with 294 kW (400 PS), also improve in the standard sprint from 0-100 km/h by half a second to 4.0 seconds, and then reach the 200 km/h mark in 13.7 seconds (0.4 seconds faster compared with the manual transmission).
More power and reduced weight for the sporty top model ŠKODA KODIAQ RS: The new 2.0 TSI petrol engine has an output of 180 kW (245 PS) and improves the performance of the SUV even further. With bodywork applications in high-gloss black and the new 20-inch Sagitarius light alloy wheels, it is immediately recognizable as a member of the ŠKODA RS family. The sporty SUV now has full LED matrix headlights as standard. The interior of the KODIAQ RS is characterized by the combination of sports seats with black Suedia covers and red contrasting stitching, as well as door panels with black Suedia covers and black contrasting stitching in a diamond-cross design.
Following the Q3 Sportback and the e-tron Sportback, Audi now presents its third crossover utility vehicle, or CUV: the Q5 Sportback. This coupé with dynamic lines addresses customers who appreciate not just an expressive design and technical innovation but also a sporty character and a high level of everyday usability. Topping the line is the SQ5 Sportback TDI. Its three-liter TDI offers concentrated power of 251 kW (341 PS) and 700 Nm (516.3 lb-ft) of torque. The Audi Q5 Sportback exudes a powerful presence as is typical for the Q models from Audi. Large air inlets flank the octagonal Singleframe. The headlights with their distinctive daytime running light signature feature LED or optional Matrix LED technology. The continuous, elegantly sweeping shoulder line emphasizes the wheels and with them the quattro all-wheel drive. The side sill trim on the doors imbues the CUV with stability and robustness. The greenhouse extends low over the body and begins its downward slope early so that the third side window tapers sharply to the rear. The starkly sloped rear window and the seemingly high-mounted rear bumper give the Q5 Sportback a dynamic and powerful appearance.