The Saloon and Estate models of the new C-Class are starting to leave the production line at the Mercedes-Benz plant in Bremen. The bestselling Mercedes-Benz model series over the past decade will start production in Bremen, the lead plant in the global C-Class production network. This will shortly be followed by start-ups at international locations in Beijing, China and East London, South Africa. Hybrid models will follow in quick succession – as part of the "Electric first" strategy equipped with battery systems supplied from the Mercedes-Benz battery plant in Jawor, Poland. Local production in China for the Chinese market is a decisive success factor for Mercedes-Benz. China has been the largest sales market for the C-Class Saloon since 2016. The plant in Beijing produces the long-wheelbase version of the C-Class for the Chinese market. In East London, right and left-hand drive Saloon models are built for worldwide export. Production follows the latest production methods and processes including a new body shop system, improved flexibility, efficiency and sustainability. Thanks to innovative technologies, the paintshop at the plant in East London reduces energy consumption per vehicle by 25 percent.
New Porsche Taycan 4S - third version of the electric sports car
As with the previous model, the Taycan 4S represents the new entry into the e-model range following the Taycan Turbo S and Taycan Turbo. A single-stack performance battery with a gross capacity of 79.2 kWh is fitted as standard. The two-story Performance Battery Plus familiar from the Taycan Turbo S and Taycan Turbo is available as an option. Its gross capacity is 93.4 kWh. Power and range vary accordingly: with the Performance battery, the Taycan 4S reaches up to 390 kW (530 hp) of overboost power. Equipped with the Performance Battery Plus, it produces up to 420 kW (571 hp). In both variants, the Taycan 4S accelerates from a standstill to 100 km/h in 4.0 seconds. The top speed is also a uniform 250 km/h. The range is up to 407 kilometers with Performance Battery and up to 463 kilometers with Performance Battery Plus (both according to WLTP). The maximum charging power (peak) is 225 kW (performance battery) or 270 kW (performance battery plus). "nger, Jaguar again opted for a high-quality fabric soft top for the F-TYPE. Compared with a steel folding roof, it offers weight and space advantages and helps keep the center of gravity low. The soft top can be opened fully automatically up to a speed of just under 50 km/h in twelve seconds and closed again just as quickly. Meanwhile, in the cockpit, there was a clear separation between the driver and passenger compartments - made visually clear by a grab handle on the edge of the center console on the passenger side. The message: everything is focused on the driver and his interaction with the electronic and mechanical components, which together create a unique driving experience. Chief engineer Mike Cross, Jaguar's most qualified chassis specialist, saw it that way at the time. His confession: "I've never had so much fun developing a new car before!"
Nissan Sunderland Plant is marking the start of production of the third generation Qashqai with a renewed pledge to inspire future generations of manufacturing talent. Following a £400m investment, the latest version of the segment-defining crossover is now rolling off the plant’s production Line One, as the plant celebrates 35 years of manufacturing in the UK. Qashqai represents one in five of all cars built in Britain since its launch 14 years ago – and to celebrate the new generation model, Nissan is offering every schoolchild in North East England the opportunity to take part in a Nissan Skills Foundation event – the company’s programme of activities designed to excite youngsters about careers in manufacturing and engineering.
Electric mobility is becoming dynamic and fascinating, as the Audi e-tron GT proves. The four-door coupé, which will be introduced in the market as an RS model at the same time, reinterprets the classic idea of the gran turismo: Its design is highly emotional, the technology revolutionary. Two powerful electric motors provide confident electric all-wheel drive and stunning road performance.