This animation shows the three-chamber air suspension and all-wheel steering of the Audi e-tron GT prototype.
The new Lexus LS - focus on performance, comfort and noise
With the fifth generation of models introduced in 2018, Lexus has made a big step forward in terms of vehicle development. The current LS is the first vehicle to benefit from the advantages of the GA-L platform: from the outstanding balance of the chassis, the low center of gravity and the significantly increased body rigidity. Further components are the new multi-link suspension and the optimized adaptive variable damper system AVS: A relatively simple nine-stage system became an almost seamless, continuous damper control with 650 levels. The Lexus driving experience is formed from all of these components: a combination of sophistication, comfort and quality that is typical of the Japanese premium brand. The properties of the dampers, which ensure that the unevenness of the road surface are absorbed, are a guarantee of high driving comfort. To further increase comfort, the AVS damper system has new lifting magnets and enlarged flow channels in the control valve. The optimizations also improve driving stability and the feedback from the steering
With the third generation of the Kangoo, Renault is redefining the concept of the station wagon. Just as the first Kangoo set new standards for the then still young vehicle segment over 20 years ago, the current edition also has a wealth of innovations that continue the Kangoo's role as a pioneer in its class. The new Kangoo stands out from the competition with its high-quality design, modern driver assistance systems in series, networked on-board infotainment and exemplary space.
The new Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid is now the most powerful variant in the completely revamped product line, combining a 420 kW (571 PS; Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid models: Fuel consumption combined 2.8 – 2.7 l/100 km; CO2 emissions combined 63 – 62 g/km; electricity consumption combined 22.8 – 21.8 kWh/100 km (as of 10/2020)), four-litre biturbo V8 with a 100 kW (136 PS) electric motor. Its all-electric range has been increased by up to 30 per cent thanks to a new 17.9 kWh battery and optimised driving modes. This also applies to the new Panamera 4 E-Hybrid, where the electric motor is complemented as before by a 243 kW (330 PS; Panamera 4 E-Hybrid models: Fuel consumption combined 2.3 – 2.1 l/100 km; CO2 emissions combined 51 – 47 g/km; electricity consumption combined 18.2 – 17.0 kWh/100 km (as of 10/2020)) 2.9-litre biturbo V6, resulting in a system power output of 340 kW (462 PS). The Panamera portfolio is rounded off by the 4S, which delivers 324 kW (440 PS; Panamera 4S models: Fuel consumption combined 9.2 – 8.8 l/100 km; CO2 emissions combined 210 – 202 g/km (as of 10/2020)) and also benefits from all the optimised features of the latest model enhancement in terms of chassis, design, equipment and infotainment.