At the end of 2020, when Alfa Romeo celebrated its 110th birthday, Arnaud Leclerc, Head of Alfa Romeo EMEA, Klaus Busse, Head of Design EMEA and Fabio Migliavacca, Head of Product Marketing EMEA, reveal the background to the Alfa Romeo Giulia GTA project . The four-door high-performance sedan is the most powerful production vehicle in the history of Alfa Romeo, a super sports car for the road and the racetrack. With an output of 397 kW (540 hp), the Alfa Romeo Giulia GTA is a gift that the brand makes to every fan of Alfa Romeo and every enthusiast of the automobile in general. In the video, Leclerc, Busse and Migliavacca convey the emotions that they experienced during the course of the project. You look back on development, design and production, on the time span from the first sketches to the market launch. For them, the Alfa Romeo Giulia GTA is a real brand icon, a symbol of Italian culture and performance, Italian design and technical know-how.
The Unimog in winter - fighting snow
When the snowstorm is so bad that you don't want to put your nose outside - then it's Unimog weather. Equipped with a snowplough and a gritter, it's in its element and it clears snow from roads and access routes – just like here in Rottach-Egern on the Tegernsee. That is where Tobias Maurer is deputy manager of the works depot, and he swears by his U 427 – even in difficult conditions: "The roadways here have gradients of up to 85 percent. But those are the conditions where the Unimog really feels at home." The municipal works depot of Rottach-Egern operates not only on flat roads and paths around the lake, but also on the access routes to the ski lifts of the nearby Wallberg mountain. Equipped with snow chains, nothing can stop the forward thrust of the Unimog and it clears snow at a height of 1000 metres. And when the winter is over, the work for the Unimog carries on. It transports gravel to forest tracks, tows a trailer with a building machine to a construction site, or it helps with road construction – just as a true "universal motor machine" should.
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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.