The interior design of the upcoming SL transforms the iconic tradition of the first 300 SL Roadster into the modern era. Thanks to its Mercedes-AMG performance genes, the new edition caters to the sporty target group as well as customers looking for maximum comfort. Fine materials, meticulous workmanship and attention to detail further underscore the high luxury standards in the interior. The cockpit design, right down to the adjustable central display in the centre console, is focused on the driver and impresses with a harmonious overall impression. The completely redesigned dimensional concept with 2+2 seats offers more function and space in the interior at the same time. The MBUX infotainment system offers a choice of several specific display styles and different modes.
The new Porsche 911 Turbo - The engine
For 45 years, it has been the epitome of the high-performance sports car suitable for everyday use: the Porsche 911 Turbo. Following the market launch of the 911 Turbo S, the 911 Turbo Coupé and Cabriolet are now also entering the next generation - even more powerful, even faster and even more individual. Thanks to 427 kW (580 hp), an increase of 30 kW (40 hp) over the predecessor, both model variants undercut the magic limit of 2.8 seconds (minus 0.2 s) for the zero to 100 km/h sprint. 750 Newton meters (plus 40 Nm) of torque, now without a timed overboost limit, make intermediate spurts even more spontaneous and effortless. This puts the acceleration, power and torque of the new 911 Turbo on a par with the 911 Turbo S of the previous generation. Power transmission is again handled by the Turbo-specific eight-speed PDK gearbox. The top speed remains unchanged at 320 km/h. For the first time, options such as a sports or lightweight package, sports suspension and sports exhaust system are also available for the 911 Turbo. This allows customers to tailor their vehicle even more closely to their individual wishes.
Audi is expanding its selection of plug-in hybrid models by launching sales of the Q5 Sportback TFSI e quattro on European markets. The elegant SUV coupé is rolling off the assembly line in two output levels: The Q5 Sportback 50 TFSI e quattro delivers 220 kW (279 PS) of performance, the Q5 Sportback 55 TFSI e quattro delivers 270 kW (367 PS). On both models, the lithium-ion battery can store 14.4 kWh of net power – enough for an electric range of up to 61 kilometers (37.9 mi) according to the WLTP (71 kilometers (44.1 mi) under the NEDC). The sister model, Audi Q5 TFSI e quattro, which has already been on the market since 2019, is now being equipped with the even more powerful battery.
The new BMW M3 Competition Sedan and the new BMW M4 Competition Coupé will be presented for the first time. With these two high-performance models in the premium mid-range segment, the hallmark M combination of racetrack-oriented performance and superior suitability for everyday use reaches a level never before attained. Their world premiere in Beijing underlines the growing importance of the Chinese automobile market for the BMW M GmbH product range. The new BMW M3 Competition Sedan and the new BMW M4 Competition Coupé are powered by an in-line 6-cylinder engine with M TwinPower Turbo technology and high-revving characteristics, mobilising a maximum output of 375 kW/510 hp and delivering a maximum torque of 650 Nm. Power is transmitted to the rear wheels via an 8-speed M Steptronic transmission with Drivelogic. Both models accelerate from zero to 100 km/h in 3.9 seconds each.