One of the most anticipated and admired bikes of recent years has arrived: it is an Aprilia product and it bears a well-known and highly respected name by all sport riders, identified as a true thrill generator. It is no common naked sport bike: it is the Tuono. Tuono 660 is the direct descendant of the Tuono V4, from which it has inherited all the qualities that are so popular with the public and critics. For the first time in its illustrious history, the character and values that have made the majestic Tuono V4 famous are now also available in a medium-engine bike, thereby giving a broader audience the chance to ride an extraordinary bike. Aprilia was the first to see the advantages of making a more minimalist version with a more raised ride, starting from a chassis architecture and engine born for racing, giving every generation of Tuono incomparable dynamic qualities. Tuono 660 best represents the new concept of sport versatility that Aprilia introduced with the RS 660. Just one bike for total fun on the road or on the track, also ideal as a daily rider, on your own or two-up. Excellent performance for everyone, refined frame and suspension and premium content, offering a new take on sportiness. In observance of this traditions, from the RS 660, the Tuono 660 is born, characterised by the same technical content, but with more of a street and daily-rider connotation, provided by the raised riding position on the wide handlebar which guarantees better agility and riding comfort. Tuono 660 is a unique project of its kind: a 95 HP medium-engine twin cylinder with high technological content that results in outstanding performance, charm and light weight, the lightest in its segment with its 183 kg kerb weight. This is almost total fun and it is guaranteed by the qualities of the by now proverbial Aprilia chassis architecture, combined with the best-in-class weight/power ratio. As always, Tuono 660 is proudly built in the Aprilia Scorzè plant, close to Noale, and it is dedicated to new riders, since it is also available in the 35 kW version, but it is also for riders moving up from smaller engine capacities looking for a high-level sport bike that can provide fun on the road and is also ready to support the rider on the occasional track day.
The new Mercedes-Benz S-Class Digital Light
The future of car light should start soon for selected Mercedes-Maybach customers: the revolutionary headlamp technology DIGITAL LIGHT with virtually dazzle-free main beam in HD quality and a resolution of more than two million pixels should be entering small series production in the Mercedes-Maybach S-Class.
The EQS is the first all-electric luxury saloon from Mercedes-EQ. With it, Mercedes-EQ is redefining this vehicle segment. The EQS is also the first model to be based on the modular architecture for luxury and executive-class electric vehicles. Fusing technology, design, functionality and connectivity, the EQS delights both drivers and passengers. The first models to come onto the market are the EQS 450+ rated at 245 kW (NEDC combined electrical consumption: 18.9-16.2 kWh/100 km; CO2 emissions: 0 g/km) plus the EQS 580 4MATIC rated at 385 kW (NEDC combined electrical consumption: 19.6-17.6 kWh/100 km; CO2 emissions: 0 g/km). Fuel consumption acc. to WLTP: EQS 450+ combined electrical consumption 19.8-15.8 kWh/100 km, CO2 emissions 0 g/km; EQS 580 4MATIC combined electrical consumption 21.4-18.3 kWh/100 km, CO2 emissions 0 g/km.
With the New Arkana, Renault brings a new generation SUV with a highly advanced hybrid technology, both in its form and function – a reassuring, elevated driving position, spaciousness, without giving up any boot capacity and a distinctive, innovative style. It guarantees a more thrilling and responsive driving experience, especially with the R.S. Line trim design. It also makes no compromises on safety with a maximum score of 5 stars in Euro NCAP crash tests. At the same time, it can carry several types of engines with the latest full-hybrid technology– E-TECH Hybrid 145 hp – and its 1.3 TCe micro-hybrid 12V motors, not to mention the 140 hp and 160 hp versions (as of October 2021). The New Renault Arkana is designed to meet the very diverse expectations of international markets. It illustrates the Groupe Renault’s global approach and its capacity to conquer new markets. This is a worldwide vehicle, with technical features tailored to each market. In Europe, the New Arkana is based on the Alliance’s CMF-B modular platform which was also featured on the latest generations of Clio and Captur. Like the Renault Samsung Motors XM3, the New Renault Arkana will also be made at the Busan plant (South Korea). The Group is set to start taking orders in March 2021 for a release, depending on the markets, by the end of March for the TCe versions and as of June for the E-TECH Hybrid version.