Based on its dimensions, the Audi A6 Avant e-tron concept clearly represents the upscale segments – 4.96 meters (16.3 feet) in length, 1.96 meters (6.4 feet) in width, and 1.44 meters (4.7 feet) in height, the same as the current models in the Audi A6/A7 series. With its dynamic proportions and elegant lines, including the Avant back end typical of the brand, it’s obvious at first glance that this vehicle was conceived in a wind tunnel. Aerodynamics has always played a key role in Audi’s long history of success in the luxury class. The cW value of the Audi 100 / C3 – the aerodynamics world champion of all classes in its day – is legendary: with its cW value of 0.30, Audi was already far outperforming its competitors as early as 1982, and continued to do so for many years thereafter. Now the electrically powered family of the Audi A6 e-tron concept is writing a new chapter in this success story, proving once again that the brand always combines form and function in perfect symbiosis. The Sportback’s cW value of just 0.22 is unprecedented in the electrified C-segment. With its expansive roofline, the Avant’s cW value is just 0.02 units above that. In layman’s terms, this means the car exhibits minimal aerodynamic drag – which initially translates into lower energy consumption and therefore extended range. At the same time, the fine-tuning in the wind tunnel has once again resulted in an organic design with exceptional elegance and harmony down to the last detail. Large 22-inch wheels and short overhangs, the flat cabin, and a dynamic roof arch give the Avant proportions that are distinctly reminiscent of a sports car.
The new Porsche Panamera Turbo S in Cherry Metallic Driving Video
With the new Panamera 4S E-Hybrid, Porsche is presenting another performance-oriented plug-in hybrid model. The intelligent interaction of the 100 kW (136 hp) electric motor integrated into the eight-speed PDK dual clutch transmission and the 2.9-liter V6 biturbo engine with 324 kW (440 hp) results in a system output of 412 kW and maximum system torque of 750 Nm. The driving performance is correspondingly impressive: in combination with the standard Sport Chrono Package, the sprint from zero to 100 km / h takes 3.7 seconds. The top speed is reached at 298 km / h. The gross capacity of the battery has been increased from 14.1 to 17.9 kWh by means of optimized cells compared to the previous hybrid models and the driving modes have been optimized with a view to even more effective energy use. The Panamera 4S E-Hybrid has a purely electric range according to WLTP EAER City of up to 54 km.
SEAT consolidated its commitment to urban mobility and its contribution to designing the most sustainable cities of the future with the creation of SEAT MÓ in 2020. With this new business unit, the brand aims to respond to the new mobility needs of cities, with 100% electric, noise-free, accessible and affordable products and services. It also offers mobility solutions for young people, with new proposals designed exclusively for them. SEAT MÓ started the year with a new flexible subscription model for the new electric motorbike, the SEAT MÓ eScooter 125, for 70 euros a week or 150 euros a month. The subscription includes full comprehensive insurance from the age of 18, roadside assistance, 24-hour customer service and the possibility of using the vehicle for the whole family for the same weekly or monthly fee.
Just like the workplace of truck drivers, the evolution of the van cockpit reflects the technical progress made over the decades. The new generation of the Mercedes-Benz Sprinter today demonstrates in a special way how drivers and co-drivers alike can efficiently and ergonomically perform their tasks in great comfort. Keyless Start, powerful air-conditioning systems, back-friendly seats, as well as the optional 9G-TRONIC automatic transmission and the MBUX multimedia system are just a few details with which the Sprinter relieves strain on its users day in, day out. However, the van driver's workplace in the first delivery vans looked more like a coachman's seat, plus these ancestral predecessors of today's light-duty commercial vehicles even drove like horse-drawn coaches. The spartan driver's workplace on the outside of the vehicle developed only very slowly into the modern cockpit with numerous comfort features familiar from passenger cars.