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    by Published on 15-02-2019 04:47 PM
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    Orders now being taken for first fully electric Audi that is set to be the founder member of a fast-growing EV range


    • e-tron and e-tron Launch Edition models now available to order priced at Ł71,490 OTR and Ł82,240 OTR respectively (excluding Ł3,500 plug-in-car grant applicable to both models) – UK deliveries to begin in April
    • 30 additional Edition 1 versions with unique specification initially offered exclusively to depositors – all currently reserved
    • Comprehensive specification - 20-inch alloy wheels, LED headlights, electric quattro drive, adaptive air suspension and extensive in-car technology including Audi Virtual Cockpit, MMI Navigation plus and Audi connect
    • Launch Edition adds features including virtual door mirrors, Matrix LED lighting, upgraded Valcona leather and 21-inch alloy wheels
    • Sub-six-second 0-62mph acceleration, driving range of up to 241 miles*
    • Fast charging (at 150kW points) to 80% capacity in around 30 mins


    The spark for the transition to a new era of fully electrified driving at Audi is about to fly – the e-tron SUV becomes available to order in the UK today in two forms – e-tron and e-tron Launch Edition - priced at Ł71,490 OTR and Ł82,240 OTR respectively. Like no other Audi before it in terms of technology, but with a familiarity to its look, feel and functionality that will ensure Audi drivers can become quickly attuned to it, the new five-seat SUV blazes a trail that will be followed by at least 11 more fully electric Audi models between now and 2025.


    A 95kWh battery mounted beneath the passenger
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    by Published on 15-02-2019 04:42 PM
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    • High specification SE Drive models join Octavia range
    • Amundsen infotainment system and 17-inch alloy wheels fitted as standard
    • Available in hatch and estate forms with three engine options
    • Prices start from just Ł20,155 OTR - available to order now.


    ŠKODA is introducing a feature-packed new trim level to its best-selling Octavia range – making it even better value. The new Octavia SE Drive builds on the already comprehensive specification of the SE model, and adds a number of key equipment upgrades.


    Priced from Ł20,155 OTR, the SE Drive can be specified in both hatch and estate forms and comes with three engine options – two petrol and one diesel – with DSG transmission available on all three powerplants. The SE Drive engine range starts with a 1.0 TSI petrol unit with 115PS, with a more powerful 1.5 TSI 150PS unit just above it. The diesel option is a 1.6 TDI unit with 115PS capable of returning 56.5 - 49.6mpg on the WLTP combined cycle (SE Drive hatch with six-speed manual transmission).


    All SE Drive models are equipped with 17-inch Denom alloy wheels as standard, along with Amundsen navigation with integrated WiFi and textile floor mats. Despite having additional equipment that would cost more than Ł1,300 if specified as individual options on an SE, the SE Drive commands only a modest Ł550 premium over the SE.


    The additional equipment that comes as standard with the SE Drive makes the newest member of the Octavia range one of the best value cars
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    by Published on 15-02-2019 04:36 PM
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    • New Bentayga Speed is world’s fastest production SUV
    • Top speed of 190 mph (306 km/h); 0-62 mph (0-100 km/h) in 3.9 secs
    • 6.0-litre W12 develops 635 PS (626 bhp), 900 Nm (664 lb.ft) of torque
    • Bespoke revisions to Sport mode provide more dynamic drive
    • Purposeful styling matches performance credentials
    • Unique cabin features first use of Alcantara trim in Bentayga
    • Enhanced equipment available, including carbon ceramic brakes
    • Latest Bentayga builds on Speed tradition dating back to 2007
    • Global debut at Geneva Motor Show; on sale later this year

    Bentley Motors is today announcing full details of the world’s fastest production SUV. The Bentayga Speed features an enhanced 635 PS (626 bhp) version of the renowned 6.0-litre W12 engine that delivers a top speed of 190 mph (306 km/h) and 0–62 mph (0–100 km/h) in 3.9 seconds.

    Designed, engineered and handcrafted in Great Britain, the Bentayga Speed is the most powerful and performance-oriented Bentayga to date. It builds on a long tradition of Speed models that was born with the Continental GT in 2007 and pushes the boundaries of Bentayga performance further since claiming the production SUV record at the gruelling Pikes Peak International Hill Climb last year.

    With a top speed of 190 mph, the Bentayga Speed is our most powerful and performance-oriented variant to date.

    To match the elevated levels of performance, the Bentayga Speed sports a purposeful exterior look. Dark-tint headlights, body-coloured side skirts and a striking tailgate spoiler hint at the SUV’s performance credentials. Dark-tint radiator and bumper grilles, a unique 22-inch wheel design available in three finishes and Speed signature badging add to the sporting design cues.

    Inside, the Bentayga Speed introduces a ...
    by Published on 15-02-2019 04:30 PM
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    CUPRA taken to the next dimension


    • CUPRA will present a concept car to the world one year after the reveal of the new brand
    • The new vehicle clearly shows the direction and the vision of the brand, both from a design and a technological perspective
    • Exclusive vehicle melds a stunning look with a dynamic driving experience
    • The digital reveal of the CUPRA concept car will take place on 22 February


    On 22 February 2019, CUPRA will celebrate its first anniversary as a stand-alone brand by taking the high-performance vehicle to the next level with a new sophisticated design and a unique driving experience.
    With this concept car – the very first vehicle developed specifically for the CUPRA brand - the development team has created a vehicle in a form that combines the benefits of a performance car and an SUV.

    The dynamic concept car brings eye-catching design and high-end quality to a segment that is incredibly significant but whose customers still yearn for a vehicle that stands out from the crowds.


    “This concept car
    is a synthesis of what CUPRA stands for, a special and unique car with a striking and sculptural design, which expresses its performance and shows the energy that we have in CUPRA to develop the next-generation of vehicles,” said Wayne Griffiths, CEO of CUPRA.

    Stay tuned next Friday, 22 February for the digital reveal of the CUPRA concept car.
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    by Published on 08-02-2019 05:37 PM
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    Audi TT RS retains its unique five-cylinder powerplant and gains subtle yet effective styling tweaks


    • Audi TT RS Coupé and Roadster opens for order in April
    • Award-winning five-cylinder: 2.5 TFSI engine with 400 metric horsepower and 480 Nm (354.0 lb-ft)
    • New front end and redesigned rear wing with side winglets
    • Audi Sport CEO Michael-Julius Renz: “TT RS shows even more of its strength”


    Thrill seekers craving the return of the ultimate incarnation of the Audi TT need wait no longer – the 2019 TT RS becomes available to order in April, matching extreme performance with an intoxicating aural accompaniment courtesy of the multi-award-winning five-cylinder 2.5 TFSI. This famously charismatic beating heart delivers 400 metric horsepower and 480Nm of torque, enabling a sprint time of just 3.7 seconds to 62mph and up to 174mph at the limit. An even more dynamic design for the body and extra equipment as standard round out the latest updates to the Audi Sport spearhead.


    “The new TT RS is in absolute peak form,” says Michael-Julius Renz, CEO of Audi Sport GmbH. “Like a well-trained athlete, it showcases even more prominently how much power lies beneath its muscular outer skin.” Oliver Hoffmann, Technical Managing Director of
    Audi Sport GmbH, adds: “The outstanding performance is achieved by the low weight, the maximal athletic tuned suspension, and our award-winning five-cylinder. We have received the sought-after “International Engine of the Year Award” with the 2.5 TFSI
    engine for the ninth time in a row.”


    Dynamic appearance: The exterior design


    The TT RS has never looked so athletic. The redrawn front end and the striking rear give
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    by Published on 08-02-2019 05:33 PM
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    • In-depth technical update of the bestseller opens a window into the future of the product line
    • Debut in the Passat: new “Travel Assist” function permits partially automated driving from 0 to 210 km/h
    • Always on: new Infotainment system generation with permanently integrated SIM card brings new online features on board
    • Zero emissions in the city: the electric range of the Passat GTE1) has been increased to around 55 km2) in the WLTP (around 70 km2) in NEDC)


    Production record for the debut of the new Passat: the bestseller will pass the 30 million mark this spring. This makes it the most successful mid-size model worldwide. One thing is certain: the 30 millionth Passat will come from the progressively enhanced 8th generation. A major technical update – a Passat that incorporates the latest brand innovations. The new Passat will make its trade fair debut at the Geneva Motor Show. Pre-sales will start in the first countries in May. The market launch will take place in September (Germany).


    “Travel Assist” is celebrating its world premiere in the Passat. Making a parallel debut with saloon and estate versions, the Passat will be the first Volkswagen that is capable of partially automated driving at any speed (0 to 210 km/h) with this new IQ.DRIVE system. In addition, the new Passat will also be the first brand model worldwide with a capacitive steering wheel. This detects touch by the driver, providing an interactive interface to systems such as Travel Assist. Another new feature
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    by Published on 03-02-2019 02:18 PM
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    • Design sketches of the ŠKODA KAMIQ show powerful contours and new design accents
    • A first for ŠKODA: Split headlights with daytime running lights above
    • Distinctive grille and high ground clearance make the KAMIQ a typical SUV


    ŠKODA offers a first glimpse of the new ŠKODA KAMIQ with two exclusive design sketches. With its powerful, rugged looks, the city SUV continues the Czech carmaker’s successful SUV design language and adds some new highlights, including split
    headlight with daytime running lights above – a first for ŠKODA.


    At the front, the powerful and confident appearance of the new ŠKODA KAMIQ city SUV is defined by a wide, upright radiator grille, which comes with double slats, a typical feature for the ŠKODA SUV design, and picks up the distinctively sculpted lines of the bonnet above. The striking tornado line visually elongates the vehicle and harmonizes perfectly with the dynamic roofline. The robust silver-coloured front spoiler underscores the model’s off-road looks. A highlight at the front is the new two-part LED headlamp design – a first for ŠKODA – with the daytime running light strips positioned above the main headlights. In addition, the KAMIQ is the first ŠKODA to have dynamic indicators at the front and rear. The headlamp lenses with crystalline effects and LED units enhance the car’s premium appeal.


    Oliver Stefani, ŠKODA Chief Designer said: “In our new KAMIQ city SUV we’ve implemented a completely new headlamp configuration. The two-part headlamps with daytime running lights above are
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    by Published on 03-02-2019 02:12 PM
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    • Volkswagen presents concept vehicle modelled on the legendary American dune buggies from the 60s and 70s
    • Clear, sculptural design conveys what it means to simply get behind the wheel and drive
    • World premičre at the International Geneva Motor Show


    Volkswagen is bringing a legend back to life! At the beginning of March, the Wolfsburg-based Group will reveal the first fully electric version of a new buggy. Taking its cues from popular American dune buggies, the concept vehicle is based on the modular electric drive matrix (MEB), demonstrating how multifaceted the new platform truly is.


    “A buggy is more than a car. It is vibrancy and energy on four wheels. These attributes are embodied by the new e-buggy, which demonstrates how a modern, non-retro interpretation of a classic can look and, more than anything else, the emotional bond that electric mobility can create,” states Klaus Bischoff, Head Designer at Volkswagen.


    The concept of the fully electric buggy is based on the historical predecessors that found their home in California. Back then, the chassis of the Beetle served as the basis; now, the MEB is proving to be just as flexible. True to the original style, this reinterpretation of a proper buggy has no fixed roof or conventional doors, while the free-standing wheels fitted with off-road tyres and open side sills dominate the overall look.


    The new MEB concept vehicle shows that this fully electric platform can be used for more than just large-scale series production models. Like the
    ...
    by Published on 03-02-2019 02:09 PM
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    • VIP event marks start of year of activity to celebrate Bentley’s Centenary
    • Historic EXP 2 accompanied by all-new Continental GT Convertible at Retromobile in Porte de Versailles
    • Global programme of classic and heritage events to run across 2019

    As Bentley enters its Centenary year, the oldest remaining and first racing model – EXP 2 – will be displayed at Retromobile, Paris.

    The first of many unique events in 2019 that will see Bentley celebrate this landmark year, Retromobile kick-starts the world car show season between 6-10 February at Salon des Expositions, Porte de Versailles.

    Showcasing Bentley’s motoring evolution over the past 100 years, the British brand’s stand in Paris offers visitors a unique opportunity to explore the heritage and the innovation of the British luxury car manufacturer. Joining its illustrious forebear in Paris will be the new Continental GT Convertible – the pinnacle open-top Grand Tourer.

    Although separated by 100 years of automotive evolution, the two models share fundamental Bentley characteristics: both are genuine Grand Tourers; both offer sector-defining levels of performance; and both feature innovative technology at their core.

    The year, Retromobile celebrates its 44th anniversary, with over 120,000 visitors expected to attend from all over the world. For more information on the event please visit www.retromobile.com.

    EXP 2 – The Oldest Surviving & First Racing Bentley


    In the first few years of his company’s existence, W.O. Bentley made three prototypes: EXP 1 (EXPerimental No.1) at New Street Mews off ...
    by Published on 03-02-2019 02:03 PM
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    • vRS Challenge features additional equipment and design features
    • Available in hatch and estate; priced from Ł30,085
    • 2.0 TSI engine generates 245PS and comes with optional DSG


    It’s already one of the most affordable and desirable family sports cars on sale, and now ŠKODA’s mighty Octavia vRS is even more compelling thanks to the introduction of a UK special edition model; the Octavia vRS Challenge. The new model
    features up to Ł4,535 worth of extra equipment for only Ł2,460 compared to the standard vRS model.

    Positioned above the standard vRS and offered with the brand’s acclaimed 2.0 TSI 245PS engine, the Octavia vRS Challenge combines impressive performance with high equipment levels and an ultra-practical cabin. Available in both hatch and estate forms, the Octavia vRS Challenge is priced from Ł30,085 OTR (hatch) and Ł31,285 (estate) and is available to order from ŠKODA retailers from today.


    The car features a comprehensive specification list that builds on the already generous equipment levels of the standard model. The vRS Challenge comes complete with a host of striking design features over the standard vRS, including 19-inch Xtreme black alloy wheels, sports exhaust with black trim, black folding, auto-dimming door mirrors and black vRS badging.


    Inside, over the standard model, the vRS Challenge is fitted with figure-hugging Alcantara vRS seats that are electronically adjustable and heated for the driver and front-seat passenger. A colour trip computer with lap timer is also fitted
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