Hans-Joachim Stuck has had to wait almost 35 years for a reunion with the fully refurbished 962 C and its first rollout. So the surprise was all the greater when the silk cloth was drawn back to reveal the vehicle at the Weissach Development Centre.
The new MINI Countryman - ALL4 as an option for four engine variants - and as standard in the plug-in hybrid model
"The all-wheel drive system ALL4, which is an alternative to the brand-typical power transmission to the front wheels, provides a noticeable plus in traction, driving stability and agility is available for four model variants of the new MINI Countryman. With its fast and precise electronic control, it ensures that the drive force is distributed between the front and rear wheels as required in all road and weather conditions. The new MINI Cooper SE Countryman ALL4 is equipped as standard with a hybrid-specific all-wheel drive. It is created by the precisely controlled interaction of a three-cylinder gasoline engine, which transfers its power to the front wheels, and an electric synchronous motor acting on the rear wheels. Together, the two drive units generate a system output of 162 kW / 220 hp. The latest for plug-in hybrid models The eDrive technology available from the BMW Group also includes a lithium-ion high-voltage battery with a gross energy content of 9.6 kWh. The new MINI Cooper SE Countryman ALL4 thus achieves a maximum electric range of 55 to 61 kilometers. "
Inconspicuously, but irresistibly he rose among the elite of Czech rally drivers. Former karter Dominik Stříteský is currently competing only his debut season in the Czech Championship at the wheel of a ŠKODA FABIA Rally2 evo – but already he regularly fights for podium positions. After participating in a round of the FIA European Rally Championship in July, the next milestone in the 21-years-old’s career lies ahead. Stříteský and co-driver Jiří Hovorka will compete in the eleventh round of the FIA World Rally Championship, the RallyRACC Catalunya – Costa Daurada (14-17 October 2021). Their ŠKODA FABIA Rally2 evo will be fielded by Team Toksport WRT.
Efficient, emotive and electrifying – these attributes neatly sum up the ENYAQ iV. In launching its first all-electric SUV, the Czech car manufacturer has taken the biggest step yet in its electromobility strategy. The new ENYAQ iV is the first ŠKODA production model to be based on Volkswagen Group’s MEB modular electric car platform. It is built at ŠKODA’s main plant in Mladá Boleslav, making it the only MEB-based model in Europe to be manufactured outside of Germany. ŠKODA’s new flagship boasts generous amounts of space as is typical of the brand, and – thanks to its emotive design language – its appearance is electrifying too. Inside, new Design Selections replace the classic trim levels, while a clear and new structure of the options available means the car can be configured with just a few clicks. The ENYAQ iV comes with rear- or all-wheel drive, and there are five power levels and three battery sizes to choose from. The range of more than 520 km in the WLTP cycle is perfectly suitable for travelling long distances. The car will be launched in the spring of 2021.