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    by Published on 06-11-2020 01:49 PM
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    • Ducati unveils the fourth generation of one of its most popular families to the world: the Multistrada V4
    • Ducati performances and sportiness are combined with unprecedented ride comfort and versatility that allows it to be effective in all riding conditions
    • Equipped with the V4 Granturismo engine, the Multistrada V4 has record maintenance intervals, it offers an integrated navigation system and is the first motorcycle in the world to be equipped with front and rear radar
    • The first episode of the Ducati World Première with all the details of the bike narrated by Claudio Domenicali is available on Ducati.com and YouTube

    Ducati has unveiled the new Multistrada V4 to the world during the first episode of the Ducati World Première web series.

    The Multistrada has a name that alone encapsulates an ambitious promise to keep: the ability to offer great versatility. In fact, it was born with the intention of being a sporty yet comfortable motorcycle, able to tackle any road condition, asphalt or dirt road, with safety and solidity.

    In 18 years, over 110,000 units have been produced and since its inception in 2003 it has been able to evolve, expanding its scope of use. The first Multistrada was a sports bike, with good torque and mainly suitable for road use. The 2010 version was the first “four bikes in one”, the first bike in the world with Riding Mode. In 2015, however, the first engine equipped with variable timing was presented, which improved the smoothness of delivery.

    The fourth generation of Multistrada is an even more performing bike, but still easier to ride. More robust and at the same time lighter. More versatile ...
    by Published on 01-11-2020 08:08 PM
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    • 204PS combined output from new petrol/electric hybrid system
    • 13kWh battery pack drives 85kW motor to deliver up to 43 miles of electric range
    • Significant savings possible for company car drivers thanks to low BiK rate of 6%
    • Available in hatch and estate body styles with two trim levels available from launch; SE Technology and SE L
    • Priced from £30,765. Order books open Tuesday 3rd November


    ŠKODA is continuing its ambitious electrification programme with the addition of a new iV plug-in hybrid model to its award-winning Octavia range. Using the same petrol/electric drivetrain technology seen in the Superb iV and the Octavia vRS iV, the new Octavia iV is priced from £30,795 OTR and is available in hatch and estate forms.


    Thanks to its plug-in hybrid drivetrain, the Octavia iV is the most fuel-efficient Octavia ever built with a WLTP fuel consumption as low as 282.5 -188.3mpg. CO2 outputs are equally impressive at just 22-33g/km on the combined cycle.

    Plug-in hybrid system


    Key to the Octavia iV’s low fuel consumption is its advanced petrol/electric plug-in hybrid system that combines the strength and cruising ability of a four-cylinder 1.4 TSI petrol engine with a high-torque, zero emissions 85kW electric motor. The total power output of the hybrid system is 204PS while torque is a remarkable 350Nm.

    Power for the electric motor comes from a 13kWh battery back located in the floor just ahead of the rear axle. The Octavia iV has an all-electric WLTP driving range of up to 43 miles and features a host of driving modes that owners can fine-tune to ...
    by Published on 01-11-2020 08:02 PM
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    • World premiere: Volkswagen will introduce the new Golf R1 on 4 November
    • The new Golf R it is the most powerful Golf model in the history of this best-seller, of which more than 35 million units have been sold
    • The original version of the sports car made its debut in 2002 as the Golf R322 with 241 PS and all-wheel In 2003, it was the first Volkswagen to be equipped with a dual clutch gearbox


    It’s the flagship model of the most successful Volkswagen of all time. Now the countdown to the world premiere of the new Golf R has started – the wait will finally be over on 4 November! Just one day later, presales of the new sports car will launch in Germany and Europe.

    Volkswagen is extending its range of sporty Golf models at high speed. The debuts of the GTI3, GTI Clubsport4, GTE5 and GTD6 are now followed by the dynamic flagship model of the eighth Golf generation: the new Golf R. Like all Golf models, the Golf R is also produced at the Wolfsburg plant, the home of the Golf.


    More powerful, more dynamic, more efficient, more closely integrated, more digital. These are the characteristics of the new Golf R, the dynamic flagship of the eighth Golf generation. Another highlight of the new Golf R is the innovative all-wheel drive system featuring selective wheel torque control on the rear axle. The all-wheel drive system is controlled by a Vehicle Dynamics Manager that has been closely integrated with other running gear systems such the electronic front differential lock (XDS) and adaptive chassis control DCC. The new ...
    by Published on 24-10-2020 09:48 AM
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    • Formentor coupé SUV the first vehicle designed solely for CUPRA brand
    • CUPRA Formentor VZ2 310PS 4Drive, available to order today, costs £39,830
    • New vehicle retains as much as 46 per cent of its value over three years, according to CAP HPI
    • Full engine line-up includes high-performance Plug-in Hybrid (245PS) and advanced Petrol engines from 150PS to 310PS, starting from £27,300*
    • Formentor available in six specifications: V1, V2, VZ1, VZ2, VZ3, VZ Edition
    • All customers get Digital Cockpit, LED headlights, Adaptive Cruise Control and leather steering wheel as standard
    • Available to purchase from the growing CUPRA retail network throughout the UK or at cupraofficial.com
    • Customer deliveries to being before the end of the year

    CUPRA has announced final specifications and pricing for the first vehicle designed specifically for the brand, the Formentor coupé SUV, as the order books open.

    The new flagship model, which delivers high-performance thanks to the 2.0-litre TSI 310PS 4Drive engine, accelerates from 0-62mph in just 4.9 seconds, costs £39,830 on-the-road. Alternatively, customers can purchase the 310PS Formentor VZ2 from £399 per month on Solutions Personal Contract Plan (PCP).


    Deliveries to the first UK customers will commence before the end of 2020.

    Specification


    Befitting the CUPRA name and the equipment included within, Formentor can be specified in one of six highly-specified trims, each carefully curated to deliver a blend of performance, technology and design.

    Formentor benefits from a wide colour palette chosen to complement the design: there are four soft metallic paints (Urban Silver, Midnight Black, Magnetic Tech and ...
    by Published on 24-10-2020 09:42 AM
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    • High-performance, long-range diesel now open to UK customers
    • Latest GTD offers 200 PS, and 0-62 mph in 7.1 seconds
    • 2.0-litre TDI engine returns 51.4-54.3 mpg on WLTP combined cycle

    The Volkswagen Golf GTD is now available to UK customers, priced from £32,790 (RRP OTR). It follows the GTI and GTE models, which were also recently opened for order to British buyers. The diesel-powered newcomer is the most powerful Golf GTD to date. It offers the benefits of both high-performance and long range, with up to 600 miles available from a single tank of fuel, a top speed of 152 mph (where permitted) and a 0-62 mph sprint time of 7.1 seconds allied to strong in-gear acceleration.


    The Golf GTD completes the GT-badged line-up of performance Golfs, complementing the ultra-low emissions GTE plug-in hybrid and iconic, high-performance petrol-engined GTI – the current performance champion of the Golf range. The flagship – the Golf R – will be unveiled next month.

    The new arrival boasts a maximum torque figure of 400 Nm and, for the first time, 200 PS – up from 184 PS in the outgoing model. Top speed and acceleration figures are very close to those of the Golf GTI, helped by the standard-fit and quick-shifting 7-speed DSG transmission. However, the GTD’s key talent is in its fuel efficiency, range and low emissions – combined fuel economy of 51.4-54.3 mpg (WLTP) equates to a range of up to 600 miles from a single tank of fuel, while CO2 emissions of 137 g/km (WLTP) also help to keep the GTD’s running costs low. Nitrogen oxide (NOx) emissions have been significantly reduced compared with the previous model, due to the introduction of two SCR catalytic converters with dual AdBlue injection.

    Maintaining the high level of equipment offered across the rest of the Golf range, and the generous offering of the range-topping ...
    by Published on 24-10-2020 09:37 AM
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    • Range of modern options expand Bentley’s veneer offering beyond traditional wood species
    • Extensive personalisation options available through Bentley Mulliner
    • Stone veneers provide the ultimate texture contrast
    • Piano painted veneers bring exterior colours inside the cabin
    • Open pore veneers allow natural surface to be experienced
    • Carbon fibre and diamond brushed aluminium for a sporting finish
    • More than 5,000 possible ways to specify fascias and waistrails

    As the average age of Bentley clients continues to fall, the choice provided to the customer is becoming increasingly diverse and modern. Nowhere is this more evident than the newly expanded suite of veneer options available to the customer when they choose their interior, now providing more than 5,000 possible combinations involving painted veneers, open pore wood, technical finishes and even stone.

    Since the very first Bentley in 1921, the finest Grand Tourers in the world have been sold with wooden dashboards. In recent years, the shaping and application of ethically sourced, sustainable wood veneer to Bentley interiors has been recognised as industry-leading – the skills of the craftspeople in Bentley’s Wood Shop are identical to those of the finest cabinet makers. Shaping and polishing wood veneer to tolerances measured in tenths of a millimetre bring an intricate, beautiful element of natural luxury to the cabin.

    The Continental GT, for example, is available with seven different wood species – either as a single finish, or paired with Grand Black as a dual finish. Additionally, through Bentley Mulliner’s Extended Veneer option, any two species of wood can be combined in a dual finish. ...
    by Published on 24-10-2020 09:33 AM
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    • New Octavia vRS iV is the brand’s first electrified vRS model
    • Combined power output of 245PS and 400Nm of torque – highest ever figure for a vRS model
    • Capable of up to 39 miles on pure electric drive with zero tailpipe emissions
    • Advanced hybrid control system, Sport mode and E mode for electric-only drive
    • Prices range from £35,020 - £36,220. Order books open Tuesday 3rd November


    ŠKODA has announced final specifications and prices for the all-new Octavia vRS iV – the brand’s first ever electrified performance car. The newcomer, which features an advanced plug-in hybrid drivetrain that develops a combined output of 245PS, opens for order on Tuesday 3rd November with prices starting from £35,020 OTR.


    The first electrified vRS


    At the heart of the new Octavia vRS – the first vRS to be offered with a plug-in drivetrain – is a petrol and electric power unit fine-tuned to deliver a sporty and engaging driving experience. A 1.4 TSI petrol engine delivers 150PS while a three-phase permanent magnet 85kW electric motor boosts combined power output up to 245PS. Maximum torque output is 400Nm – 30Nm more than the previous Octavia vRS model.

    The vRS iV is fitted with a 13kWh lithium-ion battery pack which can provide up to 39 miles of pure electric drive (WLTP) in addition to boosting the performance of the petrol engine. Charging is via a Type 2 connection and port located on the passenger side front wing. When connected to a 3.6kW charger, the battery pack can be charged from empty to full in 3.5 hours. Using a domestic three-pin 2.3kW power source, the pack can be fully charged in five hours.

    Such ...
    by Published on 24-10-2020 09:29 AM
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    Fast-growing supplier of 100 per cent green electricity offers Audi e-tron and TFSI e drivers the electrical equivalent of thousands of free miles


    • Exclusive account credit equating to up to 5,000 miles of free driving for Audi EV and PHEV drivers switching to Octopus Energy for home energy supply*
    • Electricity generated from 100% renewable sources, competitive prices, no contract lock-ins
    • Home wallbox, subscription to e-tron Charging Service and 1,000 miles-worth of credit for public charge points also currently available to e-tron customers at no extra cost


    Audi UK and green energy technology pioneer Octopus Energy have joined forces to offer owners of the brand’s increasingly broad range of electrified models the opportunity to travel for up to 5,000 miles with no impact on the environment, or their home electricity bills.
    By switching to Octopus Energy for their home energy drivers of fully electric e-tron and plug-in hybrid TFSI e models can take advantage of an exclusive account credit of £90 – enough to provide an e-tron Sportback 55 quattro with sufficient charge for as many as 5,000 miles of near-silent motoring*. Based on independent findings, this could account for almost 70% of the annual mileage private drivers in the UK cover on average^.

    Customers placing a new e-tron order will also be able to deliver this complimentary charge to their car via a 7kW home wallbox which is available at no extra cost until December 31st**.

    Audi drivers who benefit from the contribution will also of course be making one themselves in environmental terms, because all Octopus Energy tariffs feature 100% renewable ...
    by Published on 24-10-2020 09:24 AM
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    • New Dark Stealth colour scheme for the Streetfighter V4 S, available in dealerships before the end of 2020
    • Starting from 2021, the entire Ducati Streetfighter V4 range becomes compliant with the Euro 5 anti-pollution legislation

    For 2021 Ducati presents the Streetfighter V4 S in a new Dark Stealth colour scheme, which joins the sporty Ducati Red. Furthermore, all models in the Ducati Streetfighter V4 range become compliant with the Euro 5 anti-pollution legislation in all countries where it is in force.

    The Streetfighter is the result of the "Fight Formula": the Panigale V4 stripped of the fairings, with a high and wide handlebar, 178 kg on the scale, powered by 1100 cc Desmosedici Stradale delivering 208 hp kept in hand by biplane wings and a complete electronic package.

    The modern and technological Ducati naked bike has immediately enjoyed great success among motorcyclists all over the world, also confirmed by the positive feedback from the international media.

    Dark Stealth is a matt black colour that represents the perfect chromatic choice to show the aggressive side of the ultra-naked Ducati.

    With the arrival of 2021, all the bikes in the Ducati Streetfighter V4 range become compliant with the Euro 5 anti-pollution regulations, maintaining maximum power and torque values unchanged, but repositioned at different engine speeds. The Streetfighter V4 Euro 5 has a power output of 208 hp (153 kW) at 13,000 rpm (250 rpm higher than the EURO 4 version) and a torque of 12.5 Kgm (123 Nm) at 9,500 rpm (2,000 rpm lower than the EURO 4 version). These ...
    by Published on 17-10-2020 04:54 PM
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    • First-ever Leon plug-in hybrid electric drivetrain priced from £30,970 RRP OTR
    • 36-mile EV range; CO2 emissions as low as 27g/km; as much as 235.4mpg
    • Leon range also expanded with new 1.0 eTSI mild-hybrid engine, adding to line-up of RDE2 compliant engine options

    SEAT’s debut plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV), the Leon e-HYBRID, is now available to order, priced from £30,970 RRP OTR.

    The e-HYBRID drivetrain combines a 1.4-litre TSI petrol engine with an electric motor and six-speed DSG transmission, resulting in a total power output of 204PS and a 0-62mph time of 7.5 seconds.

    Power is supplied to the electric motor via a 13kWh lithium-ion battery back which is recharged via a 3.6kW AC inlet. This enables Leon e-HYBRID to be fully charged from 0 per cent in less than 4 hours.

    Leon e-HYBRID produces CO2 emissions from as low as 27g/km (WLTP) and a combined fuel consumption figure of 217.3-235.4mpg.

    The Leon e-HYBRID has an electric-only range of 36 miles, enabling it to be driven with zero tailpipe emissions, ideal for urban environments with strict air quality regulations and business users thanks for its benefit-in-kind rating of just 10 per cent.

    The Leon PHEV drivetrain is available in FR, FR Sport, Xcellence, Xcellence Lux and First Edition trims.

    Also new to the Leon line-up is the mild-hybrid 1.0-litre eTSI engine. This drivetrain offers 110PS and is available exclusively with a DSG gearbox across all trim levels, with prices starting from £22,720 RRP OTR and making it the best value DSG-equipped ...
    by Published on 17-10-2020 04:49 PM
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    • New Audi Q8 55 TFSI e quattro and Competition 60 TFSI e quattro available in the UK later this month priced from £73,860 OTR and £85,760 OTR respectively
    • V6 TFSI and 100kW electric motor deliver 381PS in Q8 55 TFSI e quattro and 462PS in Q8 Competition 60 TFSI e quattro
    • New battery with 17.8 kWh, electric range of up to 28 miles (WLTP)
    • Option to upgrade both variants with exceptionally comprehensive Vorsprung specification

    Luxury on a grand scale, consumption at its most modest – like its more familiar relatives the new Audi Q8 TFSI e quattro goes above and beyond to provide the most superlative driving experience in the Audi SUV range, but the brand’s seventh plug-in-hybrid also goes to even greater lengths to do so as environmentally sensitively as possible. The new version closes the last gap in the Q8 family and will be available in the UK in two forms - the Q8 55 TFSI e quattro with a system output of 381 PS and the Q8 Competition 60 TFSI e quattro with 462 PS. Both combine abundant V6 TFSI power with an electric motor that enables them to travel for up to 28 miles under electric power and therefore with zero local emissions.

    “Luxury travel is obviously something to be savoured, but for an ever increasing number of drivers it can only be enjoyed with due consideration and respect for the environment,” says Director of Audi UK Andrew Doyle.

    “Cruising on air suspension in the upscale surroundings of the new Q8 TFSI e accompanied only by the distant purr of its electric motor is a true golden moment, but also a green one that can be enjoyed for the entire duration of many commutes, eliminating exhaust emissions from numerous journeys. Factor in the V6 engine providing the luxury of abundant power and the convenience of a far-reaching driving range in hybrid mode and you have an SUV that ...
    by Published on 17-10-2020 04:44 PM
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    • Seven new trim levels announced, with pre-configured specification
    • The most accessible ID.3 Life version will cost £29,9901
    • The ID.3 Tour introduces a 77 kWh battery and 336 mile range2


    Just four weeks after the first British customers collected their ID.3 1ST Editions, Volkswagen has announced pricing for the seven pre-configured series ID.3 models. The lowest-priced of these net carbon-neutral models, the ID.3 Life, will cost £29,990 RRP OTR including the £3,000 plug-in car grant. Orders for the new models will open next week with first deliveries expected before the end of the month.


    Volkswagen is preparing to open the order books for seven new ID.3 variants following the arrival of the limited-production ID.3 1ST Edition. Six of these models use the familiar 58 kWh battery (net capacity) and 204 PS motor seen on the 1ST Edition, while the ID.3 Tour also has a 204 PS motor but introduces the largest 77 kWh battery (net capacity) with an increased range of 336 miles (WLTP combined figure). Next year more accessible variants – with lower power outputs and the smallest 45 kWh battery – will go on sale.

    The ID.3 Pro Performance (58 kWh battery and 204 PS motor) will be available in six specification levels: Life, Style, Business, Family, Tech and Max. At the top of the range, meanwhile, the four-seater ID.3 Pro S will have the largest battery fitted (77 kWh and 204 PS motor). This will be available only in Tour specification. Each of these trim levels comes with a pre-configured specification, built with a variety of option packages designed to suit different customer needs. This approach also enables the carbon-neutral factory in Zwickau, Germany, to build the cars faster.

    All seven ID.3 models will feature LED headlights, Adaptive Cruise Control, ...
    by Published on 17-10-2020 04:38 PM
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    • With an output of 221 kW (300 PS), the new Golf GTI Clubsport1 is now the most powerful model in the latest generation of the GTI
    • The new model impresses with outstanding drive performance thanks to the innovative Vehicle Dynamics Manager
    • New Nürburgring driving profile is configured to suit the track characteristics of the legendary Nordschleife and delivers impressive driving dynamics


    The new Golf Mk8 is picking up even more speed. Following on from the GTI2, GTE3 and GTD4, Volkswagen is now presenting the next highlight from its sporty family of Golf models: the new Golf GTI Clubsport. This vehicle marks the next chapter in the brand’s tradition of high-performance GTIs: the first Golf GTI Clubsport was launched in 2016 on the 40th anniversary of the iconic sports car. It is now followed by the new Golf GTI Clubsport, a modern compact sports car that not only impresses due to its high engine power but also thanks to a new high in driving dynamics.


    With the world premiere of the new Golf GTI Clubsport, Volkswagen is writing the next chapter of the successful Golf story. The Clubsport has a power output of 221 kW (300 PS) and is the new flagship model of the eighth Golf GTI generation. With its enhanced turbocharged engine, new fully connected running gear, and the brand new Nürburgring driving profile designed for the legendary Nordschleife track in Germany, the Golf GTI Clubsport marks a new milestone for driving dynamics among front-wheel-drive sports cars.

    Outstanding driving dynamics.
    Many of the details in the Golf GTI Clubsport have been enhanced, ...
    by Published on 17-10-2020 04:33 PM
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    • “World’s best luxury four door grand tourer” now available with hugely popular Bentley V8 powertrain
    • Customer research leads to increased driver focus, with decline in daily rear seat usage
    • 4.0-litre, twin-turbocharged V8 petrol engine develops 542 bhp (550 PS) and 568 lb.ft (770 Nm) of torque
    • 0-60 mph in 4.0 seconds (0-100 km/h in 4.1 seconds); top speed of 198 mph (318 km/h)
    • Cylinder deactivation in 20 milliseconds, one tenth of a blink of an eye
    • Grand Touring range of more than 400 miles*, and reduced CO2 emissions
    • 100 kg lighter than the W12 model, with improved weight distribution and increased agility
    • Quad exhaust finishers as standard and new optional 22” gloss black Mulliner Driving Specification wheel
    • Produced at Bentley’s home in Crewe - the world’s first carbon neutral factory for luxury car production

    The Bentley Flying Spur – hailed as “the best luxury sedan in the world” – is now available with Bentley’s renowned and highly successful V8 powertrain, as an alternative to the iconic W12.

    Research from the last ten years shows a significant shift in the usage of the Flying Spur from chauffeur-driven owners to customers driving themselves with passengers accompanying them. Global research (including two customer clinics in America and China) also demonstrated that over 40 per cent of customers travel with rear seat passengers at least once a week. This data has been used to develop the latest iteration of the new four door grand tourer, focusing on the driver experience whilst retaining a cabin space that combines exquisite luxury with integrated latest-generation technology.

    The Flying Spur V8 offers a more driver-centric experience via increased agility and a more characterful engine note, whilst benefiting from increased range between fuel stops and a reduction in CO2 emissions.

    At the heart of the vehicle is Bentley’s 4.0-litre, twin turbocharged V8 engine, that produces a peak power of 550PS (542bhp, 404kW) and uses twin-scroll ...
    by Published on 17-10-2020 04:27 PM
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    • Ducati presents the new V4 Granturismo engine. It will power the new Multistrada V4, which will be unveiled on 4 November
    • The V4 Granturismo has been developed for maximum smoothness of operation and has record-breaking maintenance intervals
    • Compact and light, performing, featuring rich torque values: an engine designed for “adventouring” use, at the same time able to offer great thrills and sportiness

    A new era begins in Borgo Panigale as Ducati presents to the public the new V4 Granturismo, the engine that will equip the long-awaited new generation of Ducati Multistrada, which is going to be unveiled on Wednesday 4 November.

    An extremely compact, lightweight, high-performance, torque-rich engine designed to meet the needs required in “adventouring” use without neglecting emotion and sportiness.

    Built with latest-generation technology as well as first-in-class materials available, in order to guarantee both durability and reliability, the V4 Granturismo stands out for its record-braking maintenance intervals for a motorcycle engine and has been created as the heart of a high-performance and dynamic bike, ready to explore every corner of the planet with its owner.

    The engine was presented to the public with a video in which Claudio Domenicali - Ducati CEO - and the engineers and technicians who followed its development reveal all its secrets and features to the Ducati enthusiasts.

    Every single technical choice made during the development of the V4 Granturismo project have the aim of ensuring maximum fluidity of operation combined with ...
    by Published on 17-10-2020 04:22 PM
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    • Global debut of new Flying Spur V8 – Bentley’s driver-focused four-door grand tourer
    • Dynamic debut of the Bentayga Speed – the fastest SUV in the world
    • Continental GT V8 completes Bentley model family line-up
    • Sporting aesthetic and dynamic credentials to be displayed on-track
    • Goodwood hosts EXP 100 GT concept – outlining the future of luxury
    • Coverage on Goodwood SpeedWeek live stream and on Bentley’s social media channels from 16 - 18 October 2020
    • Guy Smith returns to the wheel of a Bentley, joined by two of Bentley’s own fastest engineering drivers

    Bentley is set to take part in this weekend’s Goodwood SpeedWeek with a showcase of performance-inspired models that together represent the sporting ethos of the brand. Combining the very best elements of the Festival of Speed, the Goodwood Revival and Goodwood’s renowned Members’ Meetings, Goodwood SpeedWeek will take place on 16 -18 October 2020 at the historic Goodwood Motor Circuit.

    Bentley is taking this opportunity to showcase three performance-focused models, debuting the agility of the new Flying Spur V8 and the power of the Bentayga Speed in their global public debuts, and demonstrating the extraordinary dynamic and visual performance of the Continental GT V8.

    Looking to the future, and inspired by Bentley’s deep understanding of its forward-thinking customers, the EXP 100 GT concept car unveiled last year on the company’s 100th birthday embodies a future vision commensurate with Bentley’s status as the world’s most sought after luxury car brand. The award winning concept car will be on display at SpeedWeek with a dedicated report on the car to be live-streamed on Sunday morning.

    Global Debut of the Flying Spur V8


    Based on research, customer feedback and ...
    by Published on 17-10-2020 04:18 PM
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    • Volkswagen’s global top-seller gets new trim line-up, design and tech
    • Enhanced Tiguan is more connected, stylish and efficient than ever
    • Y-shaped trim line-up lets buyers choose a luxury or sporting focus


    The enhanced Volkswagen Tiguan has opened for order in the UK, with six engine and gearbox configurations available across four trim levels on the new-look, new technology, new-era SUV. The capable all-rounder is now enhanced with a refreshed trim line-up, powertrain innovations including twin-dosing and cylinder deactivation, safety-conscious technologies like IQ.Light LED matrix headlights, and a lower price. The hugely successful SUV now starts at £24,915 RRP OTR for the entry-level version: the Tiguan 1.5 TSI 130 PS 6-speed manual, which is priced £545 lower than its outgoing equivalent.


    With over six million sold worldwide since its launch in 2007, the Tiguan is the leading light for Volkswagen’s success in SUVs, and is available in 80% of all countries. The brand’s top-selling model across the globe found 910,926 homes in 2019, and now enters the second phase of its second generation, with a fresh new look, new technology – including Volkswagen’s acclaimed IQ.Light LED Matrix headlights – and greater connectivity thanks to the MIB3 infotainment system, as well as improved convenience with touch-sensitive steering wheel controls for selected models.

    A raft of new diesel engines brings twin-dosing technology, with dual-injected AdBlue, to significantly reduce nitrogen oxide emissions, while the 1.5-litre petrol engines feature cylinder deactivation technology, to boost fuel efficiency and reduce CO2 output by allowing the car to run on only two cylinders under certain loads.

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    by Published on 17-10-2020 04:13 PM
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    • New drivetrain options significantly expand choice for Arteon buyers
    • 2.0 TDI 200 PS becomes most potent engine available to order now
    • Entry price drops as 1.5 TSI 150 PS engine debuts in growing range


    mpressive new engine options are today added to the Volkswagen Arteon range in the UK as the revised and extended premium class family of models gains its most potent power unit yet. In addition to the initial engine line-up announced last month, the revised Arteon fastback and new Arteon Shooting Brake can now be ordered with a muscular 200 PS 2.0-litre TDI.


    The enhanced Arteon range is now available to order in no fewer than 26 configurations, split equally between 13 Arteon fastback and 13 Arteon Shooting Brake models, with new drivetrain options now available across both body styles. Three equipment lines remain available – SE Nav, Elegance and R-Line – with the range-topping 320 PS R models scheduled to arrive in the UK in 2021. An eHybrid powertrain will also debut in the Arteon fastback and Arteon Shooting Brake in due course.

    The initial wave of engine and gearbox options in new Arteon opened for order last month and now Volkswagen is extending that selection significantly with, among much else, the arrival of the entry-level 1.5-litre 150 PS TSI engine in 6-speed manual gearbox form for the first time which further lowers the entry-level price for this already keenly priced model.

    In fastback form, and when mated to a 6-speed manual gearbox, the 1.5 TSI-equipped Arteon covers the 0-62 mph sprint in 8.9 seconds, and will reach a top speed of 137 mph. Depending on the trim chosen, the car is capable of up to 44.8 mpg (combined, WLTP). ...
    by Published on 09-10-2020 10:56 AM
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    Reduced internal friction

    • New exhaust aftertreatment system with twin dosing of AdBlue
    • New high-pressure fuel pump with active inlet metering
    • Completely new engine management hardware and software
    • Increased compression ratio and peak cylinder pressure
    • Deactivated auxiliaries, such as the air compressor
    • Ball bearing turbocharger on the 770 hp engine


    Scania’s constant quest to develop its V8 engines further continues into the 2020s – and the result is even more fuel efficient engines suited for the most demanding transportation tasks. These improvements made by Scania’s engineers are the outcome of passion, vast experience, limitless competence and lots of ingenious thinking. So, how do they do it?

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