After only two weeks’ break, the DTM championship resumes with round three of the season at Zolder. Two Ferrari 488 GT3 Evo 2020s, fielded by Red Bull Alpha Tauri AF Corse, will vie for a valuable result on the Belgian track. Zolder is seen as the home of the DTM, having hosted the first round of the series back in 1984. The DTM last came here in 2002. It is a fast and challenging track full of glamour and history, a little over 4 km long. It offers a mix of slow and ultra-fast turns, high kerbs, and very tight chicanes, demanding maximum driving precision, with no room for error. Once again, a limited audience of 5,000 will be present for all three days of the event. Liam Lawson will take the wheel of the Ferrari 488 GT3 Evo 2020 of Red Bull AF Corse. The New Zealander finished second in the previous round at Lausitzring, penalised by the Balance of Performance that left him with less power than his rivals. However, the result could have been better if he had not stalled during a pit stop in Race-2. Lawson will be keen to achieve a strong result for the championship in which he lies second in the overall standings, just four lengths behind Kelvin van der Linde.
Mercedes-Benz Plug-in hybrid - Myth 3
A plug-in hybrid is too complicated for everyday life. Here too, we can prove the opposite, driving an E 300 and Station Wagon: a practical and easy to use car. The key words are his ability to predict what is happening in driving and an intelligent intervention logic. The test took place on a 72 km route, in 'Comfort' travel mode with the navigator set to the destination. The remaining electric range was 27 km, with the battery at 60% charge. Driving in the city was electric only. Upon entering the motorway, the internal combustion engine started and, thanks to the intelligent navigation system, the operating system knew that 52 km were missing from the finish. For this, he entered the conservative mode of the remaining energy, to use it on his return to the city. Approaching a car in front of us at a slower pace on the highway, the system detected it and as soon as you lifted your foot from the gas, the car decelerated, entering energy recovery mode. On an out-of-town road, the system manages the two engines, endothermic and electric, in the most efficient way, automatically and relaxing for the driver. The same thing happens with speed limit signs. As soon as they are spotted and the driver lifts his foot, the system brakes the car until it reaches the limit, recovering energy to recharge the battery. An intelligent, predictive system that immediately becomes familiar with the driver, guaranteeing relaxed and rational driving
The WRX STI brings rally-bred performance technology to the road with Multi-Mode Driver Controlled Center Differential (DCCD) Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive and a 2.5-liter turbocharged BOXER engine producing 310 horsepower and 290 lb-ft of torque. Standard handling technologies include Active Torque Vectoring and Multi-Mode Vehicle Dynamics Control. For 2020, the WRX STI adds Keyless Access with Push-Button Start, redesigned engine bay cooling ducts in the front bumper and 19-inch aluminium alloy wheels in new dark gray with machine finish to its suite of standard features.
The new Mercedes-Benz S-Class Intelligent Drive - Active Lane Change Assist