Dennis Schmitz, technical project manager of the Audi e-tron GT Prototype, explains the details about a symbiosis of a true RS car and a Gran Turismo.
Start of ID.3 series production - Gläserne Manufaktur Dresden becomes Volkswagen Home of ID.
The Transparent Factory in Dresden today started series production of the all-electric ID.3. This makes it the second production site for the ID.3 and already the fourth site worldwide to produce Volkswagen models based on the modular e-drive system (MEB). At the same time, Volkswagen is opening a new chapter in the Saxon state capital: The previous "Center of Future Mobility" will continuously develop into the "Home of ID." in the coming years. The central goal: As a beacon of the Volkswagen brand in Germany, to offer customers, visitors and guests a holistic experience of the ID. Family - starting with advice and test drives, through tours of the production facility, helping to build the ID.3 and modern event formats, right up to the handover of electric vehicles. Another focus of the strategic realignment is the expansion into a research and innovation location that drives innovative projects in small series for later use at large volume locations in the Volkswagen brand.
Lucas Di Grassi talks about his first drive with the Audi RS e-tron GT Prototype and explains what fascinates him specifically about the fully electric car.
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.