With the third generation of the Audi RS 3 Sportback and the second generation of the RS 3 Sedan, Audi is relaunching the sporty top-of-the-line pair in the compact segment. The award-winning five-cylinder engine now has more torque, making it even more powerful. In combination with the RS torque splitter installed for the first time in an Audi, the A3 series’ emotional flagship model offers performance and lateral dynamics on a whole new level. The market launch will take place at the end of October – at prices starting at 60,000 euros for the RS 3 Sportback and 62,000 euros for the RS 3 Sedan.
Start of the new C-Class in the global Mercedes-Benz production network
At the Mercedes-Benz plant in Bremen, the sedan and T-model of the new C-Class will roll off the assembly line with immediate effect. Production of the highest-volume Mercedes-Benz model series of the past decade starts in Bremen, the lead plant in the global C-Class production network. The starting shot will follow shortly at the international locations in Beijing, China and East London, South Africa. Plug-in hybrids will follow soon afterwards - a further step in the “Electric first” strategy in the Mercedes-Benz production program. The battery systems for this are supplied by the Mercedes-Benz battery factory in Jawor, Poland. Local production in China for China is a decisive success factor for Mercedes-Benz. China has been the largest sales market for the C-Class sedan since 2016. The Beijing plant produces the long version of the C-Class for the Chinese market. Right- and left-hand drive sedans are built in East London for global export. State-of-the-art production methods and processes, for example a completely new body-in-white system, increase flexibility, efficiency and sustainability. Thanks to innovative technologies, the paint shop at the East London plant has also reduced energy consumption per vehicle by 25 percent
"Stellantis Spotlight" is a weekly recap of some of the major stories at Stellantis. The top stories for the week ending April 23, 2021, include a runner-up NHRA finish for Don Schumacher Racing in Las Vegas, the "Giants" ad campaign for Ram commercial trucks, Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day goes virtual again and Stellantis celebrates Earth Day 2021.
The 2022 Mazda2, the latest version of the company's popular B-segment hatchback, features an upgraded 1.5 litre Skyactiv-G powertrain with improvements to driveability, fuel efficiency and CO2 emissions. 75, 90 and 115 PS versions of the new powertrain are available, and e-Skyactiv G 90 and 115 PS manual transmission versions are equipped with MHEV (Mild Hybrid Electric Vehicle) technology. Further enhancements to the 2022 Mazda2 model range include the launch of a new Homura Special Edition model, the addition of two new exterior body colours and the wireless connectivity of Apple Car Play across the model range. The 2022 Mazda2 brings unprecedented levels of quality, refinement and driving enjoyment to the compact car market.