The CUPRA Born is the brand’s first 100% electric vehicle and the next stage of the unconventional challenger brand’s development. It integrates the most advanced powertrain technology: the pure electric system is available with a choice of either 150PS (110kW) or 204PS (150kW) electric engines that deliver energy to the rear wheels. With the addition of an e-Boost package, maximum output can reach up to 170kW (231PS), with battery packs of 58kWh and 77kW, to deliver a range of up to 420km (58kWh) or up to 548km (77kWh). When equipped with the e-Boost package and with the 58kWh battery, the CUPRA Born goes from 0 to 50km/h in only 2.6s and the 0-100km/h in just 6.6 seconds.
The Mercedes-Maybach S-Class - Cultivated power for efficient propulsion
The engines of the Mercedes-Maybach S-Class come from the Mercedes-Benz portfolio and are partly electrically assisted. Electrification is provided by a second-generation Integrated Starter-Generator (ISG). This provides a boost of up to 15 kW, supports efficient "sailing" while driving at a constant speed, makes the start-stop experience even more comfortable and the drive more efficient overall. All-wheel drive is always standard. The 9G-TRONIC transmission has been further developed for the adaptation of the ISG. The electric motor, the power electronics and the transmission cooler have now been moved into or onto the transmission. In connection with the ISG, the entire two-part belt drive could be omitted because an electric refrigerant compressor is used. Thus the interior can be air-conditioned efficiently and comfortably even when the engine is not running (start-stop and sailing phases). An exhaust system with Otto Particulate Filter (OPF) is used to clean the exhaust gases, which is adapted to the drive. Pressure and temperature sensors as well as lambda sensors of the latest design ensure efficient exhaust gas purification throughout the entire characteristic map.
The all-new 2022 Kia Carnival Multi-Purpose Vehicle (MPV) replaces the outgoing Sedona to become a multifaceted and unexpected companion. Staking claim on the unoccupied space between SUV and family hauler, the Carnival arrives with a new name and is the first vehicle to be sold in the U.S. with Kia’s new logo proudly displayed on its sculpted hood. It pushes the boundaries on expected fronts in much the same way the Kia K5 did to redefine what a midsize sedan should be. Penned at Kia’s California design studio, the Carnival wears a bold and boxy appearance and conveys the visual language found on the brand’s recent and highly successful line of rugged utility vehicles - Telluride, Sorento, and Seltos. Inside, the three-row seven- or eight-passenger MPV delivers a premium level of refinement, savvy technology, and flexibility. And with best-in-class passenger room and best-in-class cargo room there is enough space to accommodate people, playthings, or plywood, depending on the day’s errands…or adventures. The Carnival is motivated by a 3.5-liter V6 engine making a best-in-class 290 horsepower. This powertrain provides up to 3,500 pounds of towing capacity for confident trailer, boat, or camper excursions. And that confidence is amplified by an expansive roster of standard Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS)1. Together, these elements make Carnival an exceptional combination of modern design, capability, safety and luxury.
Electric mobility is becoming dynamic and fascinating, as the Audi e-tron GT proves. The four-door coupé, which will be introduced in the market as an RS model at the same time, reinterprets the classic idea of the gran turismo: Its design is highly emotional, the technology revolutionary. Two powerful electric motors provide confident electric all-wheel drive and stunning road performance.