Compact external dimensions coupled with a generous amount of space and a high load capacity open up a diverse range of applications for the new Mercedes-Benz Citan, especially in inner-city delivery and service provision operations. It is available both as a Panel Van and a Tourer. Wide-opening sliding doors on the left and right sides of the vehicle, as well as a low loading sill optionally enable comfortable access to the interior and easy loading of the vehicle. Inside, passengers will enjoy the comfortable seats of the Citan Tourer. In addition to its high functionality and variability, the vehicle provides comprehensive safety equipment and a high level of driving comfort. The new Citan compact van can be ordered from mid-September 2021 with a starting price expected to be less than 23,800 euros. The net list price of the basic model is thus anticipated to start at less than 20,000 euros.
Abarth 595 named "Best Car" for the sixth time in a row
For the sixth time in a row, readers of "auto, motor und sport" magazine have voted the Abarth 595/695 model family "Best Car". As in 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019 and 2020, they also chose the Italian sports car with the distinctive scorpion in its crest as the winner of the Mini Cars/Import competition category in the "Best Cars 2021" elections. The Abarth 595/695 with up to 132 kW (180 hp) prevailed over twelve competitors with a 25.6 percent share of the vote. In the overall ranking for the category, which also included German brands, the model came a strong second. Four standard model versions are available for the Abarth 595. The range extends from the Abarth 595 (107 kW/145 hp), the entry into the world of Abarth, through the particularly exclusively equipped Abarth 595 Turismo (121 kW/165 hp) and the emphatically sporty Abarth 595 Competizione (132 kW/180 hp) to the uncompromising Abarth 595 Esseesse (132 kW/180 hp). All model variants are available as sedan (595) and convertible (595C) with electrically operated soft top. The number 695 identifies special models of the Abarth 595.
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.
BMW is leading the luxury segment into a new era that will be shaped by innovations in the fields of sustainability and digitalisation. With the new BMW 7 Series, the world’s most successful manufacturer of premium vehicles is creating forward-looking ways to enjoy driving pleasure, unsurpassed long-distance comfort and a top-end digital experience. Central to this reinterpretation is the BMW i7. The all-electric luxury sedan is a fully integrated member of the model family and clearly demonstrates how an exclusive driving experience and the ultimate feeling of on-board wellbeing can be combined with an unwavering commitment to sustainability. The generation change at the pinnacle of BMW’s model range is wrapped up in a new definition of luxury that focuses on the individual and their personal attitudes, needs and emotions. In addition to presence, elegance and exclusive premium quality, there is a progressive approach characterised by innovations that directly enhance the user experience, wide-ranging connectivity and standard-setting sustainability of the car. In this way, the new BMW 7 Series has been designed to meet the needs of a modern target group that sees itself as committed to meeting challenges in a responsible manner – and one that views personal mobility as a way to experience unique moments in everyday life and on trips away.