"Stellantis Spotlight" is a weekly recap of some of the major stories at Stellantis. The top stories for the week ending August 27, 2021, include Chrysler Pacifica and Jeep® Wrangler three-peat on the top 10 list for Autotrader’s Best Vehicles for Dog Lovers, Ram Truck releases offerings for the most advanced Ram ProMaster ever, Tuscadero joins the Jeep Wrangler exterior color palette for the first time and Don Schumacher Racing (DSR) pilot Matt Hagan takes his second victory of the 2021 NHRA Camping World Series season.
The new Mercedes-Benz C-Class - transmission - automatic now generally series
The 9G-TRONIC transmission was further developed for the adaptation of the ISG and is used in all C-Class models. The electric motor, the power electronics and the transmission cooler have moved into or onto the transmission. Lines that were previously required are no longer necessary, which offers advantages in terms of installation space and weight. In addition, the efficiency of the transmission has been increased. Among other things, the optimized interaction with the electrical auxiliary oil pump enabled the delivery volume of the mechanical pump to be reduced by 30 percent compared to its predecessor - good for efficiency. In addition, a new generation of fully integrated transmission control with a multicore processor and new assembly and connection technology is used. In addition to the increased computing power, the number of electrical interfaces has been drastically reduced and the weight of the transmission control has been reduced by 30 percent compared to its predecessor. The 4MATIC drive of the all-wheel drive models has been further developed. With the new front-axle drive, higher torques can be transmitted and the axle load distributions ideal in terms of driving dynamics. In addition, there is a significant weight advantage compared to the corresponding component in the previous series - a contribution to reducing CO2. The technicians were able to further reduce the friction losses with the likewise new longitudinal transfer case. It also has a closed oil circuit and does not require any additional cooling measures
The seven-part video series “Hyundai N in Europe” will take you into the world of N, Hyundai’s high-performance cars that are outfitted with engines especially tuned for high responsiveness and excellent power output. There’s more to driving than just getting from A to B. That’s why Hyundai’s N models have been developed from the ground up to provide more than just high performance or faster lap times. N stands for maximum fun, both on and off the racetrack, reflecting the N brand philosophy: Never just drive.
With the BMW i Vision Circular, the BMW Group is demonstrating the consistent design of a car according to the principles of a circular economy. The overall design goal of this visionary vehicle was to create a vehicle that is optimized for closed material cycles and achieves a rate of 100% recycled materials or 100% recyclability. In addition to bio-based and certified raw materials, materials that have already passed through a product life cycle – so-called secondary materials – are used for this purpose. This also applies to the energy storage system: The solid-state battery of the BMW i Vision Circular is 100% recyclable and almost completely made from recycled materials. At the same time, it will achieve a considerably higher energy density with significantly fewer of the most valuable resources. “We have included circularity in our concept right from the start when designing the BMW i Vision Circular. That's why this visionary vehicle is full of innovative ideas that combine sustainability with new and inspiring aesthetics – we call this approach Circular Design,” explains Adrian van Hooydonk, Head of BMW Group Design. Circular Design is based on the four principles RE:THINK, RE:DUCE, RE:USE and RE:CYCLE.