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The new Mercedes-Benz C-Class - Crash safety
Few vehicles are offered globally in as many markets as the C-Class - it is currently available in over 100 countries. In the course of development, therefore, around 1,000 load level variants are examined, because all engine and body variants, right-hand drive as well as left-hand drive, hybrids as well as 4MATIC vehicles meet the same requirements. In addition, there is special equipment to meet specific rating requirements - vehicles for Europe, for example, have a center airbag. It positions itself between the driver and front passenger in the event of a severe side impact, depending on the direction of the impact, the severity of the accident and the occupancy status, and can thus reduce the risk of mutual head contact. The center airbag is integrated in the center of the vehicle in the backrest of the driver's seat. Together with the familiar PRE-SAFE® protection concepts for frontal and rear-end crashes, PRE-SAFE® Impulse Side (available in conjunction with the Driving Assistance package Plus) forms a kind of virtual crumple zone that extends around the vehicle. Since only a limited crumple zone is available in the event of a side collision, PRE-SAFE® Impulse Side (availability depends on equipment) can give the driver or front passenger concerned an impulse away from the danger toward the center of the vehicle even before the crash as soon as the system detects an imminent side collision. To do this, air chambers are inflated in the side bolsters of the front seat backrests in a fraction of a second.
Citroën continues to innovate for professionals with the launch of My Ami Cargo, a unique and clever electric delivery solution, offering all the benefits of Ami and total useful loading volume of over 400 litres and payload of 140 kg thanks to optimised modular space in place of the passenger seat. This new electric offer is a convenient and modern response to the new mobility concerns of local service companies, delivery services, tradesmen, craftsman, self-employed professionals, local authorities and administrations and even manufacturers. My Ami Cargo combines loading capacity, mobile desk functionality and the benefits of electric mobility, including zero CO2 emission for clean mobility and free access to regulated traffic areas, easy charging in just 3 hours on a standard socket, the peace of mind that goes with electric driving and controlled costs of use. For €400 more than the Ami Ami version, it offers greater protection against collisions and inclement weather, and improved loading capacity compared with a 2 or 3 wheels vehicle, and it proves to be more agile than a commercial vehicles from a higher segment thanks to its ultra-compact shape and road handling features. For its sales launch slated for early June, the innovative digital experience, developed for Ami through the dedicated online sales site, will be open to My Ami Cargo with the related offers and services accessible to all professionals.
Audi is showing consistency and continuing with its electric offensive – with the new Audi e-tron S and the new Audi e-tron S Sportback. Both of the S models with fully electric drive use three electric motors, two of which operate on the rear axle. Their intelligent drive control raises vehicle safety, and dynamic handling in particular, to a new level. In addition to the electric all-wheel drive, the vehicles are equipped with electric torque vectoring with active and fully variable torque distribution on the rear axle.