Thanks to the new e-Hybrid propulsion system, Renegade and Compass offer a brand-new alternative in the two-wheel drive segment. Customers’ driving habits can remain unchanged, and they can enjoy a genuine hybrid experience with the possibility of going into full-electric mode during parking and low-speed driving thanks to the “EV capabilities”. Let’s take a closer look at how these functions work during everyday use. First off, once in the vehicle, it silently turns on and takes off in full electric mode thanks to its Silent Start function. However, this is just one of the “EV” functions that automatically turns on in the Renegade and Compass e-Hybrid. For example, Energy Recovery switches on by itself in order to get the energy back which was lost during the stages of deceleration or braking. In the former case, the e-Coasting mode activates as soon as you take your foot off the gas in order to reproduce the sensation of engine braking.
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"The new engine of the GT Black Series is based on the AMG 4.0-liter V8 biturbo engine with dry sump lubrication, but due to the numerous modifications it receives the new internal code M178 LS2. It delivers 537 kW (730 hp) at 6,700-6,900 rpm and provides a maximum torque of 800 Nm at 2,000-6,000 rpm. New camshafts and new exhaust manifolds have been adapted to the new ignition sequence and further improve gas exchange. As in the top model of the four-door AMG GT Coupé, the two Twin Scroll exhaust gas turbochargers are mounted on roller bearings, which further optimises their response behaviour. In the Black Series, however, the turbochargers are fitted with a larger compressor wheel, so that the two chargers can deliver a total of 1,100 kg of air per hour. For comparison: in the AMG GT R, this is 900 kg/h. 7,000 rpm is uncritical as a continuous speed, at 7,200 rpm the speed is locked off. And the larger intercoolers guarantee that they can always keep the charge air temperature in the best possible range. The special position of the new engine is also documented by the engine badge, which is in black. "
With the luxury saloon EQS and the sporty executive saloon EQE, Mercedes-Benz has entered a new, all-electric era in the upper market segments as well. The EQS SUV, the third model series with this architecture developed for electric vehicles, will soon follow. The SUV offers plenty of space, comfort and connectivity for up to seven passengers in its avant-garde, luxurious interior. Thanks to powerful electric motors, responsive 4MATIC all-wheel drive and an intelligent OFFROAD driving mode, the EQS SUV is also capable of tackling light terrain with ease. The new EQS SUV shares the long wheelbase (3210 millimetres) with the EQS Saloon, but is over 20 centimetres higher. The dimensions in detail: 5125/1959/1718 millimetres (length/width/height). The interior dimensions benefit from these generous SUV dimensions and from the advantages of the purpose design tailored to the electric platform. The second row of seats can be electrically adjusted as standard. Up to four golf bags fit in the boot. A third row of seats with two additional individual seats and extensive comfort features for all passengers is available as an option.
Inconspicuously, but irresistibly he rose among the elite of Czech rally drivers. Former karter Dominik Stříteský is currently competing only his debut season in the Czech Championship at the wheel of a ŠKODA FABIA Rally2 evo – but already he regularly fights for podium positions. After participating in a round of the FIA European Rally Championship in July, the next milestone in the 21-years-old’s career lies ahead. Stříteský and co-driver Jiří Hovorka will compete in the eleventh round of the FIA World Rally Championship, the RallyRACC Catalunya – Costa Daurada (14-17 October 2021). Their ŠKODA FABIA Rally2 evo will be fielded by Team Toksport WRT.