The Macan T has now been added to the successful Porsche model range. This is the first four-door sports car that will bear this special designation, which was previously the preserve of the 911 and 718 models. The letter T has represented a unique form of dynamic driving at Porsche since the 1960s. It stands for 'Touring' and identifies models that offer an especially dynamic driving experience thanks to precise tuning, exclusive equipment and efficient engines. True to the spirit of the Porsche 911 T from 1968, the new Macan T features an incredibly dynamic setup and a lightweight, two-litre turbo engine, combined with an athletic design and a range of standard equipment that is ideal for a dynamic driving style. This concept positions the Macan T between the Macan and the Macan S. The two-litre, four-cylinder turbocharged engine in the Macan T combines great agility, low weight and a compact design to create a package that offers an ideal balance of weight and performance. Compared with the 2.9-litre twin-turbo V6 in the Macan S and GTS models, the powertrain in the Macan T weighs 58.8 kilograms less on the front axle. This gives the vehicle excellent acceleration from a standstill and optimum cornering ability. The Macan T has an output of 195 kW (265 PS) and 400 Nm of torque – characteristics that suit the vehicle design and deliver an exhilarating driving experience. As with most Macan models, the engine is coupled with a quick-shifting seven-speed dual-clutch transmission (PDK) and the Porsche Traction Management (PTM) all-wheel-drive system. A broad spread of torque provides responsive acceleration in all driving situations. When fitted with the standard Sport Chrono Package – including the mode switch and Sport Response button on the steering wheel – the Macan T accelerates from 0-100 km/h in 6.2 seconds and reaches a top speed of 232 km/h.
Electric without compromise - the Audi e-tron S and e-tron S Sportback
Audi's electric offensive goes into the next round. With the Audi e-tron S and Audi e-tron S Sportback models, Audi is presenting two all-electric SUVs with intelligently developed chassis as well as the usual sporty design.
With a time of 7: 40.748 minutes, the new Audi RS 3 sedan is the fastest compact model on the Nürburgring-Nordschleife. In June, Frank Stippler, racing and development driver Audi Sport improved the previous lap record in this class by 4.64 seconds. Above all, the torque splitter with its fully variable torque distribution on the rear axle contributed to the successful record drive - Vorsprung durch Technik. The setup is completed by the semi-slick tires from the Pirelli P Zero “Trofeo R” brand, available for the first time ex works, the 19-inch ceramic brake system at the front and the RS sports suspension plus with adaptive damper control. It adapts each damper individually and permanently to the road conditions, the driving situation and the mode selected in Audi drive select. Two setups for different racetracks are stored in the RS Performance mode - on the one hand, a comfortable set-up for uneven tracks such as the Nordschleife, where it is important to minimize large vertical excitations while maintaining high lateral dynamics, and on the other hand, a sporty setup for flat racetracks such as the Hockenheimring. With the ceramic brake system and the adaptive chassis, the legendary five-cylinder high-performance engine in the RS 31 delivers a top speed of 290 km / h - the best value in the segment. And even with an acceleration from 0 to 100 km / h in 3.8 seconds, the RS 3 is top of the class.
The updated Trafic also impresses with its further optimized functionality. This is evidenced by details such as the electrically folding exterior mirrors and a large number of storage spaces in the interior. Thanks to new storage compartments and storage areas, the new best-in-class value of up to 88 liters of storage space is now available in the interior, 54 liters of which are under the passenger seat alone. As part of the facelift, Renault is also equipping the Trafic with the EASY LINK online multimedia and navigation system. The system is extremely user-friendly and has an 8.0-inch (20.3-centimeter) touchscreen and enables smartphone integration via Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. The updated Trafic also marks a major step forward in terms of driver assistance systems. The adaptive cruise control, high beam assistant, lane departure warning and blind spot warning will be available for the transporter in the future. Another new feature for the model is traffic sign recognition with a speed warning. The trailer stability control, front, rear and side parking aids as well as the reversing camera complete the list of assistance systems. Four economical and high-torque turbo diesel engines are available for the Trafic, covering the power range from 110 to 170 hp and meeting the criteria of the Euro 6d-Full emissions standard. All four engines have automatic start-stop and are combined with the manual switch box. The Blue dCi 150 and Blue dCi 170 are also optionally available with the EDC dual clutch transmission.