To kick off the new year, Porsche Design is teaming up with Hollywood star and motor sport enthusiast Patrick Dempsey. As of January, the passionate race car driver will be the face of Porsche Design Eyewear.
SEAT Tarraco - an SUV for new customer needs
Of course, it also offers the dynamism and emotion of typical SEAT design: rims up to 20 inches in diameter, a spacious interior with five or even seven seats, yet a manageable weight starting at 1,599 kilograms. The SEAT Tarraco stands for an exciting driving experience - regardless of whether buyers opt for one of the gasoline engines with 150 to 190 hp or the diesel, which delivers from 150 to 200 hp. Customers can also choose between manual transmission and 7-speed DSG, and between front-wheel drive and 4Drive all-wheel drive. Alternatively, a sporty version is also available in the form of the recently launched SEAT Tarraco FR: a highly digitized and connected vehicle with distinctive interior design, high-quality standard equipment and a wide range of engine-transmission combinations. Its full-LED headlights are in keeping with the tradition of a brand about which reviews of the SEAT 1500 back in the 1960s said: "Excellent lighting, as always with this brand."
Coming to Life – the Lotus Eletre – the world’s first electric hyper-SUV has been launched in London. On Tuesday 29 March the car made its global debut in front of a live audience of several hundred VIP guests, viewing action inside and outside the world-famous BBC Television Centre in west London. The Eletre is an all-new and all-electric Hyper SUV, a striking and progressive addition to the Lotus range, and the first of a new breed of pure electric SUVs. It takes the core principles and Lotus DNA from more than 70 years of sports car design and engineering, evolving them into a desirable all-new lifestyle car for the next generation of Lotus customers.
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.