Marked by exclusive “Electric Blue” exterior design cues, the new Wrangler 4xe plug-in hybrid skillfully combines the most advanced technology with the freest and most authentic Jeep spirit. Indeed, it fully appeals to off-road enthusiasts, courtesy of electrification that improves its legendary capability. At the same time, it is the ideal solution for those customers who are looking for an SUV to be used every day, and who are unwilling to compromise between freedom, fun and respect for the environment. This gave birth to a Wrangler, 100% unstoppable as per the Jeep tradition, and sporting unprecedented features: it is the most eco-friendly and off-road capable Wrangler ever, while maintaining the open air freedom that has always been hallmark of the Wrangler driving experience. Performance has also been enhanced: Wrangler 4xe accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h in 6.4 seconds and delivers 380 hp of maximum combined output and 637 Nm of torque. In addition, it drives 4x4 in “pure electric” mode, with never-seen-before low-end control, and can ensure more than 50 km of “pure electric” zero emissions range (in the urban WLTP cycle), which is perfect for everyday commutes in the city. Full battery recharge is available in less than 3 hours with options for scheduling, and – courtesy of the Max Regen feature – to increase the battery charge when coasting.
The new Nissan Qashqai - More elegant and determined
As with the first two generations, the design for the new Nissan Qashqai was created at Nissan's European design studio in London. Visually, the new remains an unmistakable Qashqai - and yet looks sharper, more modern, more well-trained. Taut lines, clear surfaces and powerful shapes give it more presence on the road, while striking shoulder lines, the longer wheelbase and impressive 20-inch alloy wheels, available for the first time in this model series, add more determination. Nissan's current global design language is expressed in the details, especially the V-Motion grille and "floating roof." Compact on the outside, spacious on the inside: the new Qashqai retains the "just right" format that made its predecessors so popular. At the same time, the efficient packaging ensures that the model has an even firmer stance on the wheels and, thanks to intelligent ergonomic design, offers more space and a generous feeling of spaciousness in the interior. The wheelbase has grown by 20 mm compared with the predecessor, and the Qashqai has gained 35 mm in length. The width has increased by 32 mm and the height by a slight 25 mm. The front end is characterized by an enlarged Nissan V-Motion radiator grille with a chrome finish and an additional strip in satin chrome, which further emphasizes the precision with which the grille has been worked out. Flanking the grille are narrow full LED matrix headlights with boomerang daytime running lights. Air curtains under the headlights further add to the visual width of the front end and guide the eye across the hood. All these details together give the front end a powerful and determined look.
Maro Engel made full use of all the possibilities offered by the new Mercedes-AMG GT Black Series as standard: such as the most powerful AMG V8 series engine ever with 537 kW (730 hp), the sophisticated aerodynamics and extensive suspension adjustment options. For example, the front splitter made of visible carbon fibre was extended to the “Race” position, and the lower and upper wing blades of the rear spoiler were each adjusted in the middle position. The adjustable AMG coilover suspension with adaptive adjustment damping was lowered by five millimetres at the front and three millimetres at the rear to further enhance the venturi effect of the front diffuser. The camber was adjusted to the maximum possible values of negative 3.8 degrees at the front axle and negative 3.0 degrees at the rear. In the case of the adjustable anti-roll bars, racing professional Engel opted for the hardest of the three possible settings, and the 35-year-old adjusted the nine-stage AMG traction control between positions six and seven -depending on the section of the track. AMG GT Black Series customers can also take advantage of all these settings and variations.
With the optional augmented reality head-up display in the Q4 e-tron, Audi is taking a huge step forward in display technology. It reflects important information via the windshield on two separate levels, the status section and the augmented reality (AR) section. The information provided by some of the assist systems and the turning arrows of the navigation system as well as its starting points and destinations are visually superimposed in the corresponding place on the real-life outside world as content of the AR section and displayed dynamically. They appear to be floating at a physical distance of roughly ten meters (32.8 ft) to the driver. Depending on the situation, they appear considerably further ahead in some cases. The driver can understand the displays very quickly without being confused or distracted by them, and they are extremely helpful in poor visibility conditions.