Mark Allen, Head of Jeep® Design, introduces the Jeepster Beach Concept. Easter Jeep Safari wouldn’t be complete without paying homage to Jeep off-road vehicles of the past. This year’s “Resto-Mod” is a throwback to the second-generation Jeepster. The Jeepster Beach concept started as a 1968 Jeepster Commando (C-101) and was seamlessly blended with a 2020 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon.
Driving comfort in the new Lexus LS - with great attention to detail
Maximum driving comfort has always been one of the defining qualities of the Lexus LS. Even when it debuted 30 years ago, the flagship sedan set standards in this respect that still apply today and inspire the development teams of every new generation to innovate and optimize. That determination has also greatly improved the ride quality of the latest model makeover. Advances that were not achieved through a technological breakthrough, but rather through a comprehensive review of all components and areas that influence performance, driving comfort and noise level. The changes go beyond fine-tuning the suspension and include modifications to tires and even seat materials and structure, for example. The result is unparalleled driving comfort without affecting the dynamic character of the vehicle
The technological progress in the area of aerodynamics is particularly apparent. It is the first time that a suspended rear wing has been fitted on a Porsche series production car. Its swan-neck mounting is used in a similar form in the GT racing car 911 RSR and the one-make cup racing car 911 GT3 Cup. Since two aluminium brackets now hold the wing element from above, the airflow can pass undisturbed across the underside, which is aerodynamically more sensitive. This new design led to a reduction in the flow losses and not only increased the downforce, but also resulted in well-balanced negative lift conditions together with many other detailed measures. “We developed the aerodynamics of the new 911 GT3 in around 700 simulations. We spent more than 160 hours fine-tuning the car in the wind tunnel,” explains aerodynamics engineer Mathias Roll.
Whether it's for a large nuclear family or a small extended family: as a seven-seater, the new EQB offers space for many family configurations and a wide variety of transport needs. This gives it an exceptional position among compact electric cars. The two seats in the third row can be used by people up to 1.65 metres tall, and child seats can also be fitted there. The new EQB will launch in Europe and China at the end of the year, followed by the US market launch in 2022. After the EQA, it is already the second all-electric compact car from Mercedes-EQ. The powerful and efficient electric drive, clever recuperation and predictive Navigation with Electric Intelligence are just some of the features that link it to the EQA.