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    New V6 diesel powerplant in elegant Coupe and Sportback delivers stepless torque thanks to the electric powered compressor



    • Powerful 3.0 TDI engine with 347PS and 700Nm
    • 48-volt mild hybrid technology and electric powered compressor
    • Ideal combination of efficiency and performance


    For the first time in its history, the Audi S5 now has a V6 diesel at its heart. Underpinned by mild hybrid technology, it equips the peak performer with impressive staying power between fill-ups and delivers even greater immediacy of response courtesy of an electric powered compressor. The 3.0 TDI engine, which will be introduced in both the S5 Coupé and the S5 Sportback in late 2019, now produces 347PS and delivers up to 700 Nm (516.3 lb-ft) of torque to the crankshaft, available between 2,500 and 3,100 rpm.

    This combination of power, torque and efficiency sets the S5 apart in this segment.

    The 3.0 TDI in the S5 models is the most powerful version in the Audi V6 diesel engine line-up. Both the electric powered compressor (EPC) and mild hybrid (MHEV) systems are embedded in the standard 48-volt main electrical circuit. For the first time in the S5 TDI, a powerful 48–volt belt alternator starter is the heart of the mild hybrid system with maximum recuperation power of up to 8 kW. A DC/DC converter steps this voltage down for components in the 12–volt electrical system. A compact, air-cooled lithium-ion battery with a capacity of 0.5 kWh installed under the luggage compartment floor serves as the energy centre.

    With these characteristics, the V6 diesel engine is the ideal power plant for agility, spontaneity, low fuel consumption and long range, with a suitably resonant sound to match.

    Acceleration to 62mph in the S5 Coupé takes 4.8 seconds and and 4.9 seconds in the S5 Sportback, with both reaching their peak at an electronically limited 155mph.

    The EPC: fast support for the turbocharger


    The electric powered compressor in the Audi ...
    by Published on 19-04-2019 02:51 PM
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    • All new Scala hatchback priced from Ł16,595
    • Scala SE 1.0TSI 115PS available from Ł229 per month*
    • Buyers can also purchase an inclusive service plan^ that covers the two consecutive services (1 x oil and 1 x oil and Inspection service) for just Ł159
    • Three engine options with power outputs from 115PS to 150PS
    • Three trim grades from launch; S, SE and SE L
    • Air-conditioning, alloy wheels and LED headlights standard on all models
    • Wide range of options including Virtual Cockpit and Panoramic roof


    Order books for the all-new ŠKODA Scala are now open with prices starting from just Ł16,595. Those looking to purchase a Scala on a Solutions Personal Contract Plan can get behind the wheel of a 1.0TSI 115PS Scala SE for just Ł229 per month** (5.9 percent APR Representative). Buyers can also purchase an inclusive service plan^ that covers the two consecutive services (1 x oil and 1 x oil and Inspection service) for just Ł159. The new hatchback showcases a dramatic evolution of the brand’s design language, introduces a host of comfort and safety technologies, and delivers sector-best rear passenger space and practicality.


    The new Scala range will arrive in the UK in the summer and is available to order with three trim grades and three engine options. As ŠKODA customers have come to expect, the Scala comes loaded with a raft of standard equipment, including LED headlights, alloy wheels and air-conditioning on all models in the range.


    The ŠKODA Scala is one of the most advanced compact
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    by Published on 12-04-2019 04:34 PM
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    • SEAT is joining over 1,250 exhibitors at this year’s Techno-Classica show for vintage, classic and prestige vehicles
    • The SEAT 1430, arguably the most complete Spanish saloon of its time, heads to the show in Essen, Germany
    • The grandfather of today’s Leon ST Cupra, the SEAT 1430 Especial 1600 Familiar, will take to the stage
    • SEAT’s gorgeous 850 Sport Spider will be on display, a car unique in the brand’s long history


    Once again, SEAT will be part of Techno-Classica, the renowned world show for vintage, classic and prestige cars in Essen, Germany. At this year’s edition, the Spanish carmaker is showing the variety and diversity of its history with some of the most popular vehicles to have driven off the brand’s production line.

    Two versions of the 50-year-old 1430 – a first series saloon and a more powerful estate – as well as a gorgeous example of the 850 Sport Spider – the only convertible SEAT has ever developed which also turns 50 this year – will be on show.


    The SEAT that brought greater refinement to saloons: the SEAT 1430

    The SEAT 1430 was released in 1969 and so marks its 50th anniversary in 2019. It was a 124 derivative, a unique Spanish model which can be considered the most complete Spanish saloon car of the time. The 1430 is easily recognisable by its twin-headlights, (the 124 always had a single headlight), and bigger tail lights, while under the bonnet was a 1,438cc, 70PS engine, (10PS more than the standard 1.2-litre 124).


    Although the design of the 1430 was very similar to the standard 124, the simple modifications to the lights and the bigger, more powerful engine were enough
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    by Published on 12-04-2019 04:29 PM
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    • The millionth Sharan has rolled off the assembly line in Portugal
    • The most popular family van in its segment has been manufactured by Volkswagen Autoeuropa since 1995
    • This multivariable van is available in 33 markets


    Today, the millionth Sharan rolled off the assembly line at Volkswagen Autoeuropa in Palmela since production started there 24 years ago. Its safety, space utilisation and sliding door concept continues to impress families and long-haul drivers around the world.


    Nowadays, sport utility vehicles (SUVs) dominate the roads but at the beginning of the nineties, it was the multi-purpose vehicles (MPVs) that triggered a real van boom. The Sharan has remained one of the most popular vehicles in this segment to this day. But the Sharan has not only been successful in Europe, but also as a top-of-the-range business van in Asia. Currently, the multivariable vehicle is available on a total of 33 markets, with Germany being one of the main markets.


    The family-friendly Sharan impresses with its huge variability and particularly good space utilisation. The current generation offers numerous new safety features as standard, making it one of the most advanced vehicles in its segment. The Lane Assist lane keeping system and the Front Assist area monitoring system are installed as standard. Front Assist warns when you are driving too close to the vehicle in front and intervenes by applying the brakes within the system limits.


    The first Sharan came
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    by Published on 12-04-2019 04:25 PM
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    Executive class Audi S models newly adopt TDI power bolstered by a 48-volt MHEV drivetrain and ultra-responsive electric compressor


    • Performance, presence and comfort – S6 Saloon, S6 Avant and S7 Sportback
    • An impressive 700 newton-metres of torque thanks to combination of electric powered compressor, 48-volt primary electrical system and V6 TDI engine
    • S model design: sporty look and sophisticated pedigree
    • Available in mainland Europe and the UK in the summer

    For the first time the executive class Audi S Series models are welcoming TDI power into their ranks – the new Audi S6 and S7 join the recently reinstated SQ5 in offering a torque-rich V6 TDI engine that fully delivers on the promise of the red rhombus-backed S badge but is also in it for the long haul. Thanks to an electrically powered compressor working with a 48-volt primary electrical system, the new MHEV models combine characteristic TDI economy with exceptional throttle response which can be fully exploited with the help of S sport suspension with damping control, dynamic all-wheel steering and the option of ceramic disc-assisted braking.

    “Torque kick” – electrically powered compressor and 700 Nm of torque


    An impressive 700 newton metres (516.3 lb-ft) of torque available across an engine speed range of 2,500 to 3,100 rpm is the ideal basis for compelling performance in the new executive class S TDI models. They take the very successful configuration of the SQ7 TDI to the next level by pairing an electrically powered compressor with a 48-volt primary electrical system for the first time. This takes the 3.0-litre V6 TDI’s total power output to 350 horsepower, which is transmitted via the eight-speed tiptronic automatic transmission to the quattro all-wheel-drive system.

    Ever ready: the electrically powered compressor


    The electrically powered compressor (EPC) delivers high starting performance. As well as very vigorous acceleration, the electric supercharger ...
    by Published on 05-04-2019 03:37 PM
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    • Unique edition based on dynamic Bentayga V8
    • Striking new model offers even more distinctive road presence
    • Latest Mulliner enhancements include Palladium Grey Paragon wheels and duotone contrast hide colour split
    • Bentayga Blackline specification included as standard

    Bentley is introducing the new Bentayga V8 Design Series – a contemporary styled and visually dynamic version of the world’s most luxurious SUV.

    The Design Series blends unique Mulliner exterior and interior features, together with a suite of existing Bentayga options, to create a highly desirable special edition.

    Handcrafted in Crewe, England, the special edition Bentayga V8 Design Series is based on the dynamic and agile Bentayga V8. It joins an extraordinary line-up of models that includes the Bentayga Speed and the Bentayga Hybrid.

    The Design Series further enhances the Bentayga’s elegantly sculpted and athletic stance, reflecting supreme levels of luxury and performance. Key new Mulliner features include Palladium Grey Paragon alloy wheels and Self Levelling Wheel Badges. Inside the colour-themed cabin, an all-new carbon fibre weave and Duotone colour palette are available for the first time, as well as an accent design line colour split with Beluga main hide seats and a stylish Breitling clock with mother of pearl face.

    Contemporary and Dynamic Road Presence


    The Design Series further enhances the Bentayga V8’s road presence, already sculpted with an elegant, timeless execution. The SUV’s athletic stance has been amplified to create a dynamically striking and contemporary design statement.

    Bentayga Blackline specification is included as standard, with imposing features ...
    by Published on 05-04-2019 03:32 PM
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    • First test drives in real driving conditions in major German city
    • Specially equipped fleet of e-Golf1 for automated driving to Level 4
    • Initiative is part of the strategic mobility partnership with the Hanseatic city
    • Axel Heinrich, Head of Group Research: “Test drives in an urban environment give us an excellent opportunity to make further progress with automated ”


    Volkswagen Group Research is testing automated vehicles in urban traffic in Hamburg. This is the first time Volkswagen has begun to test automated driving to Level 4 at real driving conditions in a major German city. From now, a fleet of five e-Golf, equipped with laser scanners, cameras, ultrasonic sensors and radars, will drive on a three-kilometer section of the digital test bed for automated and connected driving in the Hanseatic city. The results of the test drives, which will be continuously evaluated taking full account of all data protection rules, will be incorporated in the Group’s numerous research projects on automated driving, and will test customer-centric services and optimize individual transport.


    Axel Heinrich, Head of Volkswagen Group Research, commented: “The tests center on technical possibilities as well as urban infrastructure requirements. In order to make driving even safer and more comfortable in future, vehicles not only have to become autonomous and more intelligent – cities must also provide a digital ecosystem that enables vehicles to communicate with traffic lights and traffic management systems as well as with one another.”

    A 9-kilometer digital test bed for automated and connected driving ...
    by Published on 05-04-2019 03:27 PM
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    • SEAT’s newest flagship model and first large SUV, joining the brand’s SUV family alongside Arona and Ateca
    • The 7-seater is SEAT’s biggest SUV
    • Forms part of SEAT’s €3.3 billion investment between 2015 and 2019 in the brand’s future
    • Hints at the brand’s future design language under Alejandro Mesonero-Romanos with a striking front end and new lighting signature
    • Designed and developed in Martorell, Spain; built in Wolfsburg, Germany
    • Mixes state-of-the-art technology, dynamic and agile handling, practicality and functionality with elegant, progressive design
    • Launches with four trim levels: SE, SE Technology, XCELLENCE and XCELLENCE LUX. FR and FR Sport will be added at a later date
    • Five powertrains are available from launch. Two petrol: 1.5 TSI 150PS in manual and 2.0 TSI 190PS in DSG with 4Drive, and three diesel: 2.0 TDI 150PS available in manual and DSG with 4Drive, and a 2.0 TDI 190PS in DSG with 4Drive only
    • Plug-in hybrid version available by 2020
    • All engines benefit from direct-injection, turbocharging and start-stop technology
    • Top speed of 126mph and a 0-62mph time of 9.8 seconds with 2.0 TDI 150PS engine
    • 4DRIVE total traction system for complete confidence when driving in challenging conditions
    • Boot capacities of 230-litres (2nd and 3rd row upright), 700-litres (with third row folded and 2nd row upright) and 1,775-litres (with 2nd and 3rd rows folded)
    • All trim levels receive a 10.25-inch SEAT digital cockpit and 8-inch floating central display
    • Choice of 7 metallic and solid exterior paint colours – all included in the on-the-road (OTR) price with SEAT UK’s easymove purchasing process
    • Plethora of standard safety features including Front Assist, Lane Assist and Emergency Call
    • Park Assist, Electric Tailgate with virtual pedal, and top view camera system amongst Tarraco’s convenience technology, making life easier for driver and passengers
    • Future technology evident in the cabin with the 10.25-inch SEAT digital cockpit plus 8-inch floating central display, incorporating Apple CarPlay® and Android
    ...
    by Published on 29-03-2019 01:01 PM
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    • New Octavia SportLine models introduced in hatch and estate forms
    • Dramatic sports design package and high equipment levels
    • Two engine options with outputs of 150PS and DSG availability
    • Prices start from Ł23,870 OTR
    • SportLine models also available on Karoq, Kodiaq and Superb models


    ŠKODA’s dynamic SportLine range is set to expand once again in 2019 with the introduction of an all-new Octavia variant. Featuring a dramatic black design package and a fully loaded specification list, the new Octavia SportLine is the latest addition to ŠKODA’s acclaimed SportLine range.


    The Octavia SportLine joins similarly-badged models from the Karoq, Kodiaq and Superb ranges, and sits below the range-topping vRS models in the revised Octavia line-up. In keeping with other models in the SportLine range, the Octavia SportLine serves up a striking new look thanks to a gloss black front spoiler, grille, door mirrors and rear diffuser insert. The hatch model additionally features a gloss black rear spoiler. The Octavia SportLine rides on 18-inch Vega alloy wheels finished in black with silver details, while full LED headlights with adaptive front light system and LED daytime running lights complete the exterior design package.

    In terms of standard equipment and technology, the SportLine builds on the already highly-specified SE model, but adds Amundsen satellite navigation with 8-inch touchscreen display and integrated Wi-Fi, Infotainment Online (one year), Light assistant (coming home, leaving home, tunnel ...

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