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On the road in snow and ice, worry-free with Jeep® 4xe models
Plug-in hybrid technology (PHEV) in the Jeep Renegade and Compass 4xe allows drivers to calmly navigate challenging driving situations during the coldest months of the year, where range, battery charge and safety are put to the test. The eAWD electric four-wheel drive's combination of internal combustion engine and electric motor provides the capability of highly precise torque adjustment when starting and while driving, even in challenging terrain when a low gear ratio is required. The City is the element for the all-electric "Electric" operating mode, for locally emission-free driving with access to even emission-restricted traffic zones. Jeep 4xe models then use only the electric motor to drive the rear wheels, and can travel up to 50 kilometers (31 miles) and reach speeds of 130 kilometers per hour. The combustion engine only engages when necessary, especially during kickdowns, or when the battery level is low. If the road is wet, slippery or icy, Jeep Renegade and Compass 4xe become true 4x4 vehicles. The system automatically starts the combustion engine, which drives the front wheels and transforms the vehicle into eAWD. In this hybrid configuration - combustion engine drives the front wheels, electric motor drives the rear wheels - the 4xe Models S and Trailhawk produce up to 177 kW (240 hp) and reach a top speed of around 200 kilometers per hour.
Porsche Motorsport celebrates the 25th anniversary of Manthey-Racing GmbH with an extraordinary limited edition model. The 911 GT2 RS Clubsport 25, with a production of only 30 units, has been designed and developed by Porsche and Manthey for use only on circuits. Like the Porsche 935 that was introduced in 2018, this vehicle is also based on the 911 GT2 RS Clubsport powered by a 700 horsepower (515 kW) 3.8-liter six-cylinder twin-turbo engine. Power is transmitted to the rear wheels via a seven-speed Porsche dual-clutch (PDK) gearbox. The unique design of the 911 GT2 RS Clubsport 25 incorporates many components from current and future Porsche racing cars.
The Arteon and Arteon Shooting Brake are the sporty avant-garde models among company and touring cars. In the product line revamped in autumn 2020, Volkswagen is now starting presales of the flagship models: the Arteon R and Arteon R Shooting Brake with a powerful and efficient 235 kW (320 PS) four-cylinder turbocharged engine (TSI). This high power is transferred to the four wheels by a new all-wheel drive system: 4MOTION with R-Performance Torque Vectoring. The fastback version with its coupé-style rear end costs 61.484,87 euros in Germany; prices for the Shooting Brake as a dynamic reinterpretation of the estate car start from 62,347,56 euros.