Audi continues its electrification campaign in the compact class: Presales of the A3 Sportback 45 TFSI e will start in Germany this week. The brand with the four rings is thereby complementing the A3 Sportback 40 TFSI e with a sporty model that has more power and more extensive equipment. Its plug-in hybrid drive has a system output of 180 kW (245 PS) and 400 Nm (295.0 lb-ft) of system torque. Like its sister model, the new A3 Sportback 45 TFSI e is equipped with a 1.4-liter combustion engine. It outputs 110 kW (150 PS) and 250 Nm (184.4 lb-ft) of torque. The electric drive is powered by a permanently excited synchronous machine that outputs 80 kW and 330 Nm (243.4 lb-ft) of torque.
The BMW iX - Interior Design - The focus on people
Generous space, a high-quality mix of materials, newly developed seats with integrated headrests and an exceptionally large panoramic glass roof create a luxurious lounge atmosphere on all five seats in the interior of the BMW iX. The completely newly developed architecture in the interior of the BMW iX enables the presentation of clear and uncomplicated functionality that is completely geared to the needs and emotions of the driver and his fellow passengers. The absence of a center tunnel, made possible by the drive concept, underscores the open feel of the space and creates additional legroom in the front and rear seats as well as space for storage and a center console designed like a high-quality piece of furniture. A reduced design language and clearly structured surfaces bring out the spaciousness of the ambience even more intensely. All displays and controls have been reduced to the essentials, further enhancing the impression of a tidy, relaxing interior. The technology of the BMW iX is used intelligently and only appears when it is needed. This means that it is not perceived as complex, but can be used intuitively. The interior design conveys a feeling of security and familiarity and creates a new kind of bond between the occupants and the vehicle. The principle of Shy Tech is implemented in the interior by invisibly integrated loudspeakers, filigree air vents, heatable surfaces and the projector of the BMW Head-Up Display, which is very homogeneously and almost invisibly embedded in the instrument panel. The hexagonal steering wheel, a rocker switch for selecting the gears and the BMW Curved Display as a component of the next generation of the BMW Operating System immediately signal a forward-looking form of driving pleasure.
The new Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid is now the most powerful variant in the completely revamped product line, combining a 420 kW (571 PS; Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid models: Fuel consumption combined 2.8 – 2.7 l/100 km; CO2 emissions combined 63 – 62 g/km; electricity consumption combined 22.8 – 21.8 kWh/100 km (as of 10/2020)), four-litre biturbo V8 with a 100 kW (136 PS) electric motor. Its all-electric range has been increased by up to 30 per cent thanks to a new 17.9 kWh battery and optimised driving modes. This also applies to the new Panamera 4 E-Hybrid, where the electric motor is complemented as before by a 243 kW (330 PS; Panamera 4 E-Hybrid models: Fuel consumption combined 2.3 – 2.1 l/100 km; CO2 emissions combined 51 – 47 g/km; electricity consumption combined 18.2 – 17.0 kWh/100 km (as of 10/2020)) 2.9-litre biturbo V6, resulting in a system power output of 340 kW (462 PS). The Panamera portfolio is rounded off by the 4S, which delivers 324 kW (440 PS; Panamera 4S models: Fuel consumption combined 9.2 – 8.8 l/100 km; CO2 emissions combined 210 – 202 g/km (as of 10/2020)) and also benefits from all the optimised features of the latest model enhancement in terms of chassis, design, equipment and infotainment.
The S-Class stands for the fascination of Mercedes-Benz: legendary and traditional engineering expertise defines the luxury segment in the automobile industry. The new S-Class can be experienced with all the senses – seeing, feeling, hearing and smelling – while offering numerous innovations in the areas of driver assistance, protection and interaction. Mercedes-Benz is shaping the next generation of individual mobility for our times with innovations that place the focus on people. The new S-Class uses digitisation for a car that responds empathetically to the needs and wishes of its driver and passengers.