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    by Published on 23-10-2016 11:36 AM
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    • New SEAT Leon receives subtly updated design with greater elegance and dynamism
    • Raft of new additions across the range, including new engines, state-of-the-art technology such as Connectivity Box, and an array of assistance systems, including Blind Spot Detection
    • New engines including 1.0 115PS for first time in UK, as well as 1.6 TDI 115PS
    • Luxury XCELLENCE trim level also joins the fold
    • New Leon CUPRA family with “its own surprises” debuts in early 2017
    • New Leon launches in UK showrooms in February 2017. Full range pricing and specification to be released closer to launch

    SEAT is continuing its relentless product offensive with the unveiling of the New Leon, ahead of its launch in early 2017. The latest incarnation of the Barcelona-based brand’s best-selling model already has a multi-award-winning recipe , blending key ingredients of comfort, technology and quality, with emotional design and driving pleasure. The successful “Leon formula” Is now having a drop of extra technology and design added to the mix.

    “With the New SEAT Leon, we want to continue the success story of one of SEAT’s most emblematic models, including further technologies in terms of driving assistance systems, safety systems and, of course, connectivity”
    added the Vice-President for R&D, Dr. Matthias Rabe.

    A sharper, even more harmonious design

    Without a doubt, one of the main reasons for the current Leon’s success has been its striking and high quality design, so, for 2017, some subtle changes have been added. SEAT Design Director, Alejandro Mesonero Romanos, affirmed, “The Leon is a very attractive model and it isn’t necessary to change its image,
    by Published on 23-10-2016 11:30 AM
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    Sharpened Coupé and Sportback models deploy an all-new platform and cutting edge infotainment to mix business with pleasure perfectly

    • SE, Sport and S line specification available on both models
    • Three TDI and two TFSI engines join the A5 Coupé range
    • Five-door Sportback configurable with one TFSI and two TDI engines from launch
    • Flagship S5 available in both body styles with 354PS and 500Nm
    • Audi Drive Select, three-zone electric climate control, Twin leather upholstery, heated front seats, power-operated tailgate, Audi Smartphone interface and Audi connect Safety and Service comprise standard specification
    • Wide range of technology available such as Matrix LEDs, Audi Phone Box, Bang & Olufsen 3D Sound System, Audi virtual cockpit
    • Pricing starts from £30,700 OTR for the Coupé in 2.0 TFSI form and from £38,005 OTR for the A5 Sportback 2.0 TDI quattro Sport (SE pricing will be announced at a later date)
    • 4.7-second S5 Coupé and Sportback both priced from £47,000 OTR

    Less than a month after its European debut at Paris, the successor to the five-door Audi acclaimed for wrapping high functionality in a captivating coupé-like silhouette is ready to order in the UK. Sporting a host of technological advancements that encapsulate Vorsprung durch Technik under its sharpened and toned skin, the A5 Sportback joins the equally attractive new Coupé which has been available since late September. It will touch down here a couple of months after its two-door relative in February 2017.

    Heading up the highly intelligent new range, and available to order at the same time in both Coupé and Sportback form is an even faster, more powerful and more efficient S5 quattro, now featuring a turbocharged V6 TFSI.
    by Published on 15-10-2016 02:27 PM
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    VW Audi Forum are please to announce that we are now the SOLE UK DISTRIBUTOR of the AutoComSoft VIS (V Info System).

    VIS is an electronic auto-diagnostic service manual for Volkswagen, Audi, Seat and Škoda vehicles.

    Guides are avaiable for coding, adaptation, basic settings and configuration of most of the control units.engine control units, the control procedures are also described, for instance, control of the intake air mass sensor, pedal sensors, control of the temperature sensors and/or detailed procedure for regeneration of the diesel particulate filter, or service of the electomechnical parking brake. The user thus easily gets information about, for instance, correct testing of filling pressure, setting of the service intervals or adaptation of ignition keys. The system offers alucid system to the user for selection of vehicle brand, model, control unit and finally the required diagnostics operation. The information displayed about the diagnostics operation can also be printed. The system further displays the location of the diagnostics socket for all supported vehicles.

    Current version of VIS is 6.4 and version of data (EN release) is 117201690214EN. Last actualization was on 30.6.2016.

    VIS - vag info system is provided electronically. Upon purchase of a licence, the customer receives a licence sheet, which contains the login data for his newly created user account. After login, the customer downloads the newest installation package to his computer and installs it. After ...
    by Published on 14-10-2016 11:48 AM
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    • ŠKODA Kodiaq UK specification: four trim levels from launch
    • S, SE, SE L and Edition models available from launch
    • Prices from £21,495 (OTR)
    • High equipment levels across 24 model launch range
    • Alloy wheels, touchscreen infotainment systems and air-conditioning standard
    • Five engine options from launch, with 4x4 and DSG transmissions available
    • ŠKODA Connect available across the range
    • Available to order from November 2016; first UK deliveries expected April 2017

    UK prices and specifications for the all-new ŠKODA Kodiaq have been announced ahead of its showroom debut early next year. ŠKODA’s first ever seven-seater SUV will start from just £21,495 (OTR) when ordering starts in November, and will be available from launch in four trim levels, five engine options, two and four-wheel drive, and a choice of manual or DSG gearboxes.

    Setting a new benchmark for value

    The Kodiaq will be available in 24 different variants when order books open in November. The range comprises three familiar trims; S, SE and SE L along with a new Edition grade that celebrates the arrival of the brand’s first ever seven-seater SUV.


    The range starts with the S model that despite its entry level status and price tag of just £21,495 (OTR), is brimming with standard equipment. The specification list includes LED daytime running lights, 17-inch Ratikon alloy wheels, leather multifunction steering wheel and manual air-conditioning. S models also feature Front Assist, KESSY Go, Swing touchscreen infotainment system, DAB digital radio and SmartLink for seamless smartphone connectivity. The S model is available with a 1.4 TSI 125PS engine only.


    SE models are priced from £22,945 (OTR) and are available with a broad range of engine and transmission options (see table for availability). Standard specification includes 18-inch Elbrus alloy wheels, sunset glass, cruise
    by Published on 07-10-2016 04:23 PM
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    Popular Black Edition specification reaches Audi compact SUV as part of a package of range-wide styling and equipment enhancements

    • Revised Q3 range priced from £26,600 OTR to £36,945 OTR available to order from October 11, 2016 and due in the UK by the end of the year
    • New specification line-up replaces SE, S line Navigation and S line Plus with Sport, S line Edition and Black Edition
    • Exterior enhancements and equipment upgrades across the board
    • Four TDI and TFSI engines offering up to 62.8mpg with CO2 of as little as 117g/km

    The dark and brooding good looks of the Black Edition models that have been mainstays of the Audi A4, A5, A6 and A7 Sportback ranges have inspired a new Q3 Black Edition that spearheads a wholesale update of the perenially popular compact SUV line-up. The new top flight Q3 and the sharper, even better equipped versions that sit below it will become available later this month priced from £26,600 OTR, and will reach their first customers towards the end of the year.

    As part of the programme of revisions the current Q3 specification structure, starting with SE, moving to S line Navigation and then on to S line plus, has shifted further upwards. At entry level, SE becomes Sport through the addition of SD navigation as standard and through styling enhancements that lend an even more purposeful air, including larger front air vents and a body-coloured front diffuser.

    S line Navigation models become S line Edition by gaining standard interior features such as cruise control and the Audi Parking System Plus, and by adopting a new look for the front end,
    by Published on 07-10-2016 04:17 PM
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    • Storming 240 PS 2.0-litre bi-turbo diesel unit tops the new Tiguan line-up
    • Exclusively available in luxurious SEL and sporty R-Line trims
    • Tiguan engine range is completed with addition of new 180 PS 2.0 TSI

    With more power on tap than even the current iteration of the iconic Golf GTI, Volkswagen is making its most potent Tiguan yet available for order in the UK this October. The new 240 PS bi-turbo diesel, designated BiTDI, also offers an increase of fully 30 PS over the previous most powerful Tiguan, the 2.0 TSI seen in the preceding generation of the car.

    The bi-turbo 240 PS engine is similar to that offered in the current Volkswagen Passat and Passat Alltrack, and boasts a high-performance cylinder head and two-stage turbo charger. The injection pressure of the common-rail piezo injection system is a mighty 2,500 bar and the engine is capable of generating up to 120 PS per litre.

    Mated as standard to Volkswagen’s 4MOTION four-wheel drive system, it endows the new Tiguan with prodigious performance in the mainstream SUV segment. Capable of reaching 142 mph, where the law permits, the 2.0 BiTDI-equipped Tiguan meanwhile sprints from rest to 62 mph in just 6.5 seconds.

    Selective Catalytic Reduction helps to reduce emissions by injecting AdBlue™ into the Tiguan’s exhaust system, thus helping to reduce NOx by converting it into harmless water. The Volkswagen SUV also includes a Start/Stop system and battery regeneration which, together, contribute to a CO₂ figure of just 167 g/km*. All the engines in the Tiguan range meet the latest EU6 emissions standard.

    As well as
    by Published on 30-09-2016 05:04 PM
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    The first Audi RS saloon since 2010 features the world’s most powerful five-cylinder engine now rated at 400PS

    • First compact Audi saloon to bear an RS badge
    • 2.5 TFSI aluminium engine with 400PS and 480Nm of torque (354 lb-ft)
    • 0-62mph in just 4.1 seconds and optional 174mph top speed
    • Wider track compared to the Audi A3 and signature RS design cues
    • The most powerful five-cylinder engine on the world market

    Now booted, and even better suited to covering ground with incredible pace and agility, the new Audi RS 3 takes to the stage in saloon form at the Paris Motor Show this week, matching blistering performance with a captivating soundtrack created by the most powerful five-cylinder engine ever to empower a series production Audi. The 400PS, 174mph RS 3 makes history as the first saloon in the brand’s history to use a transversely mounted configuration for its evocative powerplant, which has a proven track record as a seven-time winner of an ‘International Engine of the Year’ category award.

    The new 2.5 TFSI delivers a phenomenal 400PS and 480 Nm (354.0 lb-ft) of torque, available at engine speeds between 1,700 and 5,850 revolutions per minute. Such firepower allows the the compact RS model to sprint from 0 to 62 mph in just 4.1 seconds. It can attain a maximum speed of 155mph and, upon request, Audi will increase the electronically limited top speed to 174mph. The unique sound of the five-cylinder unit intensifies an already emotionally charged driving experience originating from the ignition alternating between directly adjacent cylinders and widely spaced ones. The sound can be modified via Audi drive select.

    With its light-alloy crankcase, the five-cylinder engine is 26 kilograms lighter than before. It employs a dual injection into the intake manifold and into
    by Published on 30-09-2016 04:58 PM
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    New Q5 sets standards in connectivity, ride comfort, handling dynamics, efficiency and driver assistance

    • All-new version of the best-selling Audi SUV worldwide
    • Up to 90kg lighter than its predecessor
    • Luggage capacity increase of 10 litres
    • Increased interior space, headroom and rear kneeroom
    • One TFSI and twoTDI engines, with up to 27PS more power
    • Newly developed five-link suspension and optional adaptive air suspension
    • Audi drive select fitted as standard, featuring lift/offroad and allroad modes
    • quattro with ultra technology fitted as standard to four-cylinder engine
    • UK ordering expected to open towards the end of this year with first deliveries anticipated in spring 2017

    Having already set the tone as a paragon of Vorsprung durch Technik and a long-standing best seller, the Audi Q5 is to be replaced by an all-new successor that is set to make its world debut at the Paris Motor Show. Its ground-up rework brings with it an intense focus on connectivity, driver assistance, aeroacoustics and driving dynamics. True to form, it sets new standards in its segment and steps up the game yet again.

    “The first Audi Q5 was for many years the world's best-selling SUV in its class. It was no easy task to design its successor, but that is precisely why it is so very exciting,” says Rupert Stadler, Chairman of the Board of Management at AUDI AG. “With the new Q5 we are setting the bar a notch higher. Among the great innovations are the quattro drive system with ultra technology, highly efficient engines, the air suspension with damper control and a comprehensive line-up of infotainment and assistance systems.”

    The new SUV from Audi takes a defined and taut stance. A sculpturally flared Singleframe grille with a solid frame dominates its aerodynamically flat front end. It is available with Xenon headlights as standard and either LED or high-resolution Matrix LED with dynamic indicators as options.

    Typically Audi: quattro design language
    by Published on 23-09-2016 03:08 PM
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    • New speed record for specially prepared Beetle LSR with 550 PS
    • Top performance at the annual World of Speed event on the Great Salt Lake in Bonneville, Utah (USA)

    A specially-tuned Volkswagen Beetle has set a new speed record at the World of Speed event that has long been a tradition at Lake Bonneville in Utah (USA). The Beetle LSR (Land Speed Record) with a turbocharged 2.0-litre direct-injection engine (TSI) drove the fastest speed ever documented for a Beetle, reaching 328.195 km/h (205.122 mph) over a distance of one mile.

    In order to reach top speeds of well over 300 km/h many aspects of the Beetle LSR were reworked, and the car was modified to conform to regulations for record drives on salt flats. The output of the 2.0-litre TSI was boosted to a peak power of 550 PS (by changes that included a new turbocharger, different pistons, camshafts, connecting rods and cylinder head modifications). The record-setting vehicle also stands out with an impressive torque peak of 571 Newton metres.

    To perform well under extreme conditions, the Beetle was equipped with special wheels and tyres for driving on salt, and the body was lowered significantly. A limited-slip differential was also used to improve traction, while a safety package provided for the necessary protection; it consisted of a rollover protection cage, a race seat with five-point harness and a fire extinguishing system. In addition, the record-setting car had two brake parachutes that were used to slow down the Beetle.
    by Published on 23-09-2016 03:03 PM
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    • The first diesel Bentley – power, refinement and range
    • New-generation, triple-charged 4.0-litre V8 engine develops
      class-leading 435 PS (429 bhp) and 900 Nm (664 lb.ft.) torque
    • World’s fastest diesel SUV: 0-100 km/h in 4.8 seconds and top speed
      of 270 km/h (168 mph)
    • Bentayga’s go-anywhere grand touring capability further enhanced
      with a 1,000 km range potential
    • Lowest CO2 output of any Bentley – 210 g/km

    Bentley Motors today announces full details of the first diesel model in the iconic British brand’s history – the Bentayga Diesel.

    At the heart of the world's fastest and most powerful luxury diesel SUV is an all-new, technologically advanced, triple-charged, 4.0-litre, 32-valve V8 engine. Developing 435 PS (429 bhp) and 900 Nm (664 lb. ft.) of torque, the Bentayga Diesel hits a top speed of 270 km/h (168 mph) and can accelerate from 0-
    100 km/h in 4.8 seconds (0-60 mph in 4.6 seconds).

    Bentley’s Crewe-based engineers have developed a V8 powertrain to deliver an authentic Bentley driving experience. Peak torque is available from very early in the rev range (just 1,000 rpm), which makes progress in the Bentayga Diesel truly effortless.

    New clean technology gives the Bentayga Diesel the lowest CO2 emissions of any Bentley, as well as a range of over 1,000 km (621 miles) – allowing owners to, for example, drive from London to Verbier, Bordeaux or the Scottish Highlands on a single tank.

    Inside, the Bentayga Diesel retains the innovative features, advanced technologies and handcrafted luxury for which the Bentley Bentayga is renowned.

    Wolfgang Dürheimer, chairman and chief executive of Bentley Motors, said: “The Bentayga Diesel represents a moment of immense significance in Bentley’s history, by giving the world its fastest luxury diesel SUV. Immense power, grand touring capabilities and superb refinement – this is a true Bentley. Only Bentley could produce a car so powerful, yet so refined.”

    Clean, Powerful Performance
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