With technology derived directly from Formula 1, the latest generation of the Mercedes‑AMG C 43 4MATIC sets new standards for innovative drive solutions both as a Saloon and as an Estate. Following its premiere in the Mercedes-AMG SL 43, the AMG 2.0-litre four-cylinder engine, the world's first series-production unit to feature an electric exhaust gas turbocharger, is now also being used in the C-Class. The new form of turbocharging guarantees particularly spontaneous response across the entire rev range and thus offers an even more dynamic driving experience. The turbocharger is operated via the 48‑volt electrical system, which also feeds the belt-driven starter-generator (RSG). In the Mercedes‑AMG C 43 4MATIC the unit produces 300 kW (408 hp) and, in certain driving situations, is able to call upon a brief additional boost of 10 kW (14 hp) from the RSG. The standard rear-axle steering, the AMG Performance 4MATIC permanent all-wheel drive with rear-biased torque distribution, the AMG SPEEDSHIFT MCT 9G transmission with wet start-off clutch and the AMG RIDE CONTROL suspension with Adaptive Damping System also contribute to the dynamic driving experience. In keeping with this, brand-specific features in the equipment and appointments as well as in the exterior and interior design emphasise the performance-oriented character of the new Mercedes-AMG C 43 4MATIC.
Efficiency in a unique variety - in future already five plug-in hybrid models in the BMW 5 Series
"Clear the stage for the new Toyota Prius plug-in hybrid: With a fifth seat, new colors and an upgraded interior. The price list starts in Germany at 37,200 euros. For more than 20 years, the Toyota Prius has played a pioneering role in alternative drives. The plug-in version, which can be charged at the socket and charging station, combines the best of both worlds: long electric range and unrestricted everyday usability. This is how the Prius Plug-in hybrid in EV mode can travel up to 59 kilometers locally emission-free and almost silently. The fully electric top speed is 135 km / h. With a system output of 90 kW / 122 PS, the hybrid consumes just 1.3 in the realistic WLTP standard cycle Liters of fuel and 9.9 kWh of electricity per 100 kilometers, which corresponds to CO2 emissions of 29 g / km. The drive already meets the strict A requirements bgas standard Euro 6d-Temp-EVAP-ISC. "
The one-off 2019 Pikes Peak Continental GT – the very car that Rhys Millen drove to a new outright Production Class record of 10:18.488 at the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb in 2019
CUPRA has begun the series production of its first 100% electric car, the CUPRA Born, at the Zwickau plant in Germany. CEO Wayne Griffiths and the company's Board Members visited Europe's largest electric vehicle plant to mark the start of production of the new model. They were welcomed by Stefan Loth, Chairman of the Board of Management of Volkswagen Saxony and former head of the Martorell plant. The production of the CUPRA Born marks the start of a new era for the brand, which at the 2021 Munich International Motor Show (IAA) announced an electric offensive with the ambition to becoming a fully electric brand by 2030.