Digitalization at Audi - Automated Guided Vehicle (AGV) in the Production
New Opel Mokka - The bold, clear and efficient design of the front of the vehicle
The basis for the first-class aerodynamics is initially the 2.27 m2 front surface of the new Mokka. The total aerodynamic drag of a vehicle is essentially determined by the frontal area and the flow resistance (drag coefficient). With the help of flow simulations on the computer (CFD: Computational Fluid Dynamics) and fine adjustments in the wind tunnel down to the smallest detail, the aerodynamics experts were able to further reduce the drag coefficient. To do this, the engineers optimized the new mocha face Opel Vizor, which covers the front of the vehicle like a protective visor, as well as the shape of the A-pillars and exterior mirrors. To prevent wake vortices, the new Mocha has side fins on the tailgate and an elongated roof spoiler. In addition, the spoiler reduces the lift on the rear axle, which makes the Mocha even more stable, especially at higher speeds. The covers under the engine compartment and vehicle floor ensure the optimal air flow under the car
Audi continues its electrification campaign in the compact class: Presales of the A3 Sportback 45 TFSI e will start in Germany this week. The brand with the four rings is thereby complementing the A3 Sportback 40 TFSI e with a sporty model that has more power and more extensive equipment. Its plug-in hybrid drive has a system output of 180 kW (245 PS) and 400 Nm (295.0 lb-ft) of system torque. Like its sister model, the new A3 Sportback 45 TFSI e is equipped with a 1.4-liter combustion engine. It outputs 110 kW (150 PS) and 250 Nm (184.4 lb-ft) of torque. The electric drive is powered by a permanently excited synchronous machine that outputs 80 kW and 330 Nm (243.4 lb-ft) of torque.
For those who find a conventional estate car less than suitable off-road, and an SUV too high-legged, Mercedes-Benz now offers an all-rounder as an alternative in the C-Class segment: the C-Class All-Terrain. Following the introduction of the successful All-Terrain concept with the E-Class in spring 2017, the C-Class is now also launching as a second multi-talent with a striking look and versatile capabilities. With around 40 millimetres more ground clearance than the conventional C-Class Estate, 4MATIC all-wheel drive as standard and two off-road driving modes, the C-Class All-Terrain makes light work of light terrain such as unmetalled tracks with its larger wheels. The off-road design features include the distinctive radiator grille, the special bumpers, the simulated underride guard at the front and rear and the wheel arch linings in matt dark grey. In addition, the crossover model features many highlights of the just recently launched new C‑Class. These include efficient four-cylinder engines with 48-volt technology, the adaptive and intuitive MBUX (Mercedes-Benz User Experience) infotainment system, and the latest generation of driving assistance systems. DIGITAL LIGHT (optional equipment) includes a special off-road light. The C-Class All-Terrain will celebrate its world premiere at the International Motor Show in Munich in September, and will reach European dealers later this year.