Audi is pressing forward consistently with its electrification offensive: at a world premiere with celebrity participants, the Four Rings company presented the Audi Q4 e-tron and the Audi Q4 Sportback e-tron. These all-electric models represent the brand’s entry into premium e-mobility in the compact segment. At the second digital Celebration of Progress, in the company of Audi experts and international guests, the Four Rings demonstrated the highlights of the SUV/CUV: typical e-tron design, cutting-edge display technologies and impressive spaciousness.
With CELESTIQ, Cadillac offers a glimpse into the ultra-luxury future
The basis of the CELESTIQ is the modular Ultium battery platform, which enables maximum design flexibility. The CELESTIQ design and engineering teams took advantage of this creative freedom and created a breathtaking vehicle with a dramatic presence, low profile and exciting proportions. Each vehicle features a curated selection of handcrafted materials, and each CELESTIQ is designed to reflect the individuality of its owner. The vehicles will be equipped with all-wheel drive, all-wheel steering and a full glass roof. In the interior, the CELESTIQ sets new standards in the integration of technology and offers an individual driving experience for driver and passengers alike
The BMW Group is launching production of battery components at its plants in Leipzig and Regensburg and expanding its e-drive production network. It has been less than a year since the decision was made to expand production capacity for e-drives in Germany. BMW Group Plant Leipzig will launch series production of battery modules on Monday, 3 May 2021, while BMW Group Plant Regensburg began coating battery cells for high-voltage batteries in April 2021. High-voltage batteries will also be produced in Regensburg from 2022. The company is investing more than 250 million euros in its Regensburg and Leipzig locations alone to supply the BMW Group’s growing number of electrified vehicles with high-voltage batteries. High-voltage battery components will be used in production of the BMW iX* and BMW i4, both of which will be released onto the market shortly. The production systems are highly flexible and will also supply battery components for other BMW Group electrified vehicles in the future.
Fabrizia Pons, co-driver for Audi factory driver Michèle Mouton in the 1980s, and Sebastian Grams rhapsodize about the old days and look forward at the possibilities that the quattro and the five cylinder offer today and in the future.