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    by Published on 31-07-2021 09:45 AM
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    • 22” Mulliner carbon wheel will be the largest carbon wheel in production
    • Weight saving of 6 kg per wheel, unsprung mass, compared to aluminium
    • Developed in conjunction with leading composite manufacturer, Bucci Composites
    • Five years of engineering delivers first carbon wheel to pass TÜV testing
    • Innovative processes ensure repeatable high quality components utilising RTM (Resin Transfer Moulding) technology
    • Increased impact safety due to material weave dispersing air loss
    • Improved stiffness equivalent to 1° in camber per 1G of force
    • Reduced tyre wear due to stiffness of wheel
    • Available to order through Mulliner later this year

    After years of development with one of the world’s leading composite suppliers, Bentley is today announcing a new carbon fibre wheel developed specifically for the Bentayga. The 22” carbon wheel, engineered with renowned specialists Bucci Composites, is to be the largest carbon wheel in production in the world and offers a vast range of benefits beyond the initial 6 kg improvement in unsprung mass per wheel.

    The new carbon wheel has been subjected to the exceptionally rigorous TÜV (Technischer Überwachungsverei - Technical Inspection Association) standards, and is the first carbon wheel ever produced to pass all tests. The newly developed rim has undergone the most rigorous testing for non-metallic wheels according to the new TÜV standards including biaxial stress testing, radial and lateral impact testing for simulating potholes and cobblestones, tyre overpressure, and excessive torque tests exceeding the permitted limits.

    One of the most severe tests ...
    by Published on 31-07-2021 09:40 AM
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    • First SUV coupé from Volkswagen enters the volume sector
    • New, trendy Lifestyle model with crossover body style
    • All-digital and always on: “Digital Cockpit” and the latest generation of online infotainment systems as standard
    • Top-of-the-range features: IQ.LIGHT LED matrix headlights and IQ.DRIVE Travel Assist with Lane Assist and pACC


    The stage is set for a new body shape from the Volkswagen brand: With the new compact crossover Taigo1, Volkswagen is launching an SUV coupé on the European market for the first time. The front-wheel drive Taigo is a real crowd-pleaser with its trendy crossover body style, raised seating positions, pioneering connectivity and unrestricted suitability for everyday use. The rear of the five-seater car slopes backwards in the style of a coupé, without restricting headroom in the back seat.

    This sees Volkswagen expand the portfolio of the compact Polo (hatchback) and T-Cross (SUV) models built on the MQB platform with a third chassis variant, which has previously been primarily re-served for high-end models. Numerous latest-
    generation assistance systems guarantee optimum comfort and a high level of safety for all passengers. The Taigo made its virtual European debut on Thursday 29 July at 08:00 a.m. CEST.


    The new Taigo focusses on design, individuality and emotion. With full LED head-lights, an all-digital cockpit and the latest generation of infotainment systems (MIB3) as standard, the SUV coupé meas- uring in at just under 4.26 metres sets high technology standards in its class. The expressive body shape is the first ...
    by Published on 31-07-2021 09:30 AM
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    • A limited edition to launch the new Flying Spur Hybrid, with exclusive exterior and interior content
    • First mainstream production Bentley to implement design influences from the EXP 100 GT concept car
    • Introduction of even more sustainable luxury cabin materials including tweed and open pore veneers
    • A statement of sustainable design, without compromise to renowned Bentley character and craftsmanship
    • Expert craftsmanship pushes the boundaries of bespoke stitching with graduated seat embroidery
    • Six curated exterior palettes harmonise with unique Pale Brodgar lower brightware and exclusive 21” ten twin-spoke wheels
    • Combined power of 536 bhp (544 PS) and 750 Nm (553 lb.ft) provided by a 2.9-litre V6 petrol engine and advanced electric motor

    Bentley is today announcing details of a new limited edition to celebrate the introduction of its latest model, the Flying Spur Hybrid. Taking inspiration from the EXP 100 GT concept car that defines Bentley’s view of luxury mobility in 2035, the Flying Spur Hybrid Odyssean Edition is the first step on a journey to introduce new sustainable materials as part of its Beyond100 strategy.

    The Flying Spur Hybrid Odyssean Edition not only uses an advanced hybrid powertrain delivering a combined power of 536 bhp (544 PS) and 750 Nm (553 lb.ft) of torque, but also includes new, even more sustainable materials throughout the cabin, directly reflecting design details showcased in Bentley’s centenary concept car. The cabin features panels of beautifully crafted tweed made from 100% British wool, twisting a blend of tonal colours into a bespoke yarn to create a unique natural luxury textile especially for Bentley.

    With a focus on sustainability, the open pore Koa veneer fascias and waistrails use ...
    by Published on 25-07-2021 10:30 AM
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    • SEAT releases prices and technical data for hotly-anticipated, new Arona
    • Available in six trim levels: SE, SE Technology, FR, FR Sport, XPERIENCE, and XPERIENCE Lux
    • Four powertrain derivatives for Arona released
    • Prices start at £19,260 OTR for Arona, with 4-year or 5-year warranties available
    • Exterior and interior changes to this latest generation make for sharp new look
    • New Arona available to order in the UK from today
    • Visit The new SEAT Arona, a crossover SUV | SEAT for more information

    SEAT has announced the pricing and technical specifications for the eagerly awaited new Arona, now available to order in the UK.

    Prices start at £19,260 OTR for the Arona SE 1.0 TSI EVO 95PS, and go to £25,835 for the Arona XPERIENCE LUX 1.0 TSI DSG-auto 110PS.

    Customers can choose from six distinct trims (SE, SE Technology, FR, FR Sport, XPERIENCE and XPERIENCE Lux), matching the desired trim level to the power output that suits them best.

    The new Arona 1.0 TSI EVO 95PS can be specified with SE and SE Technology trim, whereas the 1.0 TSI 110PS is available from FR trim upwards. The 1.0 TSI DSG-auto 110PS can be paired with all trim levels, while a sportier 1.5 TSI DSG-auto 150PS is available exclusively with FR and FR Sport trims.

    “The SEAT Arona is a clear pillar of success within the range, being the second most sold SEAT model last year,”
    said Wayne Griffiths, President of SEAT and CUPRA. “The new pricing and updated specifications only add to this vehicles’ incredible attributes, offering a refreshed design at exceptional value for money.”

    When it comes to warranties, the new Arona has a 3-year/60,000-mile warranty as standard, with the option to upgrade to 4 years/75,000 miles for £180 RRP, or 5 years/90,000 miles for £315 RRP.

    The new SEAT Arona is ...
    by Published on 25-07-2021 10:25 AM
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    • SEAT releases prices and technical data for the latest Ibiza supermini
    • Models available in six highly-specified trim levels
    • The new Ibiza arrives with three powertrain derivatives
    • Prices start at £16,945 OTR, alongside 4-year or 5-year warranty options
    • Exterior refresh and bold new interior make for a sharp and distinguished look
    • All-new Ibiza is available to order in the UK from today
    • Visit SEAT UK - Discover our range of new & used cars for more information

    SEAT has announced the pricing and technical specifications for the newly-updated Ibiza, which is now available to buy in the UK.

    The entry price point starts at £16,945 OTR for the SE 1.0 TSI 95PS, reaching £21,725 OTR for the 1.0 TSI DSG-auto 110PS.

    Customers can choose from six distinct and highly-specified trims: SE, SE Technology, FR, FR Sport, XCELLENCE and XCELLENCE Lux.

    For the new model, the power outputs are carefully matched with the desired trim level. The Ibiza 1.0 TSI 95PS is available across all trim levels, whilst the 1.0 TSI 110PS, and 1.0 TSI DSG-auto 110PS are for FR trims and above.

    “The SEAT Ibiza has been a cornerstone of the brand’s success, with close to six million vehicles sold over its five generations,”
    said Wayne Griffiths, President of SEAT and CUPRA. “The refreshed version’s new exterior modifications and interior revolution, together with new levels of connectivity and safety, mean it’s ready to continue the success story.”

    The Ibiza arrives as standard with a 3-year/60,000 mile warranty, upgradable to 4-years/75,000-miles for £165 RRP, or 5-years/90,000-miles for £285 RRP.

    A new look


    The facelift sees the introduction of a number of new-look features.

    To draw attention to the SEAT Ibiza’s sleek exterior, there are three ...
    by Published on 25-07-2021 10:20 AM
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    • 400PS five-cylinder engine with 500Nm of torque
    • RS Torque Splitter and new RS 3 driving modes for even more agility
    • 0-62mph in class-leading 3.8 seconds
    • Up to 180mph top speed with optional dynamic pack
    • Prices start at £50,900 with orders beginning in August
    • First customers due to take delivery at the end of 2021
    • Four specifications: RS 3, Carbon, Launch Edition and Vorsprung



    From 0-62mph in 3.8 seconds, up to 180mph top speed, RS Torque Splitter and specific RS driving modes – the new Audi RS 3 offers driving dynamics of the highest calibre and the best numbers in its segment. Equipped with a 400PS five-cylinder engine, the high-performance unit delivers rapid acceleration with a highly intoxicating sound. Visually, the RS 3 demonstrates its sporty DNA with a widened body, RS sports exhaust system, and cockpit displays like those found in race cars.


    “With the third generation of the Audi RS 3 Sportback and the second generation of the Audi RS 3 Saloon, we now offer premium sports cars that are suitable for everyday use and equally thrilling to drive on public roads and racetracks,” says Sebastian Grams, Managing Director of Audi Sport GmbH. “They represent the entry point into our RS world and, thanks to the torque splitter, the ultimate in outstanding performance in the compact segment.”

    Unmatched acceleration and top speed: the 2.5 TFSI


    With its five-cylinder, high-performance engine, the Audi RS 3 is one-of-a-kind in the segment. The 2.5 TFSI has won the “International Engine of the Year” award nine times in a row. In the latest generation of the compact sports car, the engine is now more powerful than ever before developing 400PS and 500Nm of torque - allowing a 0-62mph sprint of just 3.8 seconds. Top speed for the standard RS 3 is limited to 155mph, but Launch Edition and ...
    by Published on 25-07-2021 10:11 AM
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    • Vision iV-inspired feature now available to order as an option
    • Grille features more than 130 LEDs arranged in 18 vertical strips and a horizontal band
    • Animated function activates as part of coming/leaving home feature
    • Designed to complement lighting effects of full LED headlights

    ŠKODA has added a striking new option for Enyaq iV customers – a Crystal Face grille. Now available to order as an option on Enyaq iV 80 models, the design takes its inspiration from the ŠKODA Vision iV concept car that made its public debut at the 2019 Geneva Motor Show.


    The new grille features more than 130 LEDs that form 18 vertical ribs and a horizontal strip that runs the width of the frame, which is finished in either chrome or black. The Crystal Face has an animated Coming/Leaving Home function and, together with the LED modules for the dipped and high beam in the full LED Matrix headlights and the daytime running lights, creates a unique welcoming light display. The Crystal Face turns on when the headlights are activated and illuminates the road ahead along with the dipped beam lights.

    The Crystal Face is included in the Enyaq iV’s Light and View Plus package which can be specified on all Enyaq iV 80 models. The package is priced at £1,675 including VAT for the Enyaq iV 80 (£560 for the Enyaq iV 80 SportLine and 80x SportLine), and, in addition to the Crystal Face, adds full LED matrix beam headlights with variable light distribution, full LED rear lights with variable lighting functions, headlight washers ...
    by Published on 25-07-2021 10:03 AM
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    • Produced in a numbered series, the motorcycle is characterized by the special celebratory livery that recalls that of the Ducati 996 R of the first World Superbike title won by the Australian rider in 2001
    • Equipped with Öhlins components and embellished with details that enhance its sportiness, the Panigale V2 Bayliss 1st Championship 20th Anniversary is destined to enter the hearts of Troy fans around the world
    • The video presentation of the bike, filmed at the Ducati Museum, on the track and at the Bayliss home in Australia, is available on the Ducati YouTube channel and on the Ducati.com website


    21 has been a magic number for Ducati ever since Troy Bayliss sculpted it with his victories in motorcycling history. Precisely in 2021, twenty years after winning the 2001 Superbike World Championship, Ducati is paying homage to the legendary career of the Australian rider by dedicating to him a special motorcycle, produced in a numbered series, which celebrates the first of the three World SBK titles won by Bayliss: the Ducati Panigale V2 Bayliss 1st Championship 20th Anniversary.

    The bond between Bayliss and Ducati Corse in the Superbike World Championship is one of the most fascinating stories in the motorsport universe. The results of this beautiful adventure are 52 victories, 94 podiums and three world titles (2001, 2006 and 2008) won with three different bikes: the twin-cylinder 996 R, the 999 R and the 1098 R. Troy Bayliss is the only motorcycle racer in history capable of winning in MotoGP and World Superbike in the same season (2006) and his achievements in the race have indelibly ...
    by Published on 09-07-2021 04:07 PM
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    • MY22 brings significant changes to ID.3 and ID.4 ordering process for a focus on flexibility and convenience to customers
    • Pre-configured trim-level structure altered in favour of offering customers choice over option packs when ordering an ID.3 or ID.4
    • Seven ID. variants are now eligible for the Plug-in Vehicle Grant


    Volkswagen has rolled out updates across the model range as the brand switches to its 2022 model year. The most marked changes are reserved for the ID.3 and ID.4 models. For the first time since launch, the two award-winning EVs are now offered with configurable trim levels, and a range of option packs are now available across all derivatives. The ID.3 also receives a major price revision that sees it represent even better value for money.


    As the most notable update in the Model Year 2022 (MY22) revisions, the ID.3 and ID.4 are subject to changes in their ordering process, with greater customisation possible. Previously the trim levels came pre-configured, offering a fixed suite of packages, with only colours and wheels being customisable. The MY22 update sees customers able to choose a trim level that best fits their needs and then specify further option packs on top.

    This new structure considerably increases the flexibility of the ID.3 and ID.4 in the customer’s ordering process. For example, previously it was not possible to configure an Augmented Reality Head-up display on any ID.3 model other than the Max and Tour. Now, a customer can choose any trim level and add the Infotainment Package Plus to receive the AR HUD, alongside the additional speakers that are ...
    by Published on 09-07-2021 03:56 PM
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    New fully electric Audi SUV and Sportback models bring innovative design and technology, abundant space and 316-mile range potential to the compact class


    • New electric compact SUV and Sportback available to order now
    • Sport, S line, Edition 1 and Vorsprung specifications
    • SUV pricing starts from £40,750 OTR, Sportback from £42,250 OTR
    • Two battery sizes: 52 kWh (55 kWh gross*) and 77 kWh (82 kWh gross*)
    • 125kW fast charging can restore 80 miles of range in just 10 minutes
    • WLTP-certified driving range on a full charge of up to 316 miles
    • Q4 35 e-tron (170 PS) and Q4 40 e-tron (204 PS) versions with single motor and rear-wheel-drive
    • Q4 50 e-tron (299 PS) equipped with quattro drive via two motors

    The all-new, all-electric Audi Q4 e-tron and Q4 Sportback e-tron are both on sale now, priced from £40,750 OTR and £42,250 OTR respectively. Customer deliveries of the Q4 e-tron are under way, while the first Sportback customers are due to take delivery in October.

    Conveying the progressive design of the concept cars into series production with minimal alteration, the versatile all-rounders will be offered in the UK in conjunction with Sport, S line, Edition 1 and Vorsprung trim options, and with a choice of two battery variants and three drive configurations capable of WLTP-certified driving ranges of up to 316 miles (Q4 40 e-tron Sport). They will also provide unusually ample space in which to go the distance in a fully digital cabin that visually and technologically reflects the Q4 e-tron’s position at the forefront of automotive development. Its forward-looking specification incorporates fittingly ingenious technology, including a pioneering augmented reality head-up display connecting the virtual and real worlds in a totally new way.

    "The imminent arrival of the Q4 Sportback e-tron into our showrooms is the next crucial step in our bold electrification plan," commented Director of Audi UK Andrew Doyle.

    "Both the SUV and Sportback variants bring striking Audi design, impressive packaging, and attractive price points to a new segment of the market. Rapid charging capability and over 300 emission-free miles on a single charge will help ensure our transition from ICE to
    electric power is a smooth one for our customers."



    Audi’s next step: the exterior design

    With the ...
    by Published on 09-07-2021 03:49 PM
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    • Rimac Automobili and Bugatti Automobiles today announce creation of new company, combining their expertise in design, innovation and technology
    • New company to be named Bugatti Rimac d.o.o. and led by Mate Rimac as Chief Executive Officer
    • Rimac Group to be majority shareholder with 55% stake, with Porsche keeping the existing 24% shareholding in the Rimac Group and acquiring 45% stake in new company
    • Transformation of Rimac from ambitious start-up to established global automotive industry player now complete
    • Rimac Automobili will become a Group, split into two separate businesses – the new hypercar business and Rimac Technology
    • Bugatti Rimac d.o.o. will be headquartered in Croatia and begin trading as a new combined entity from Q4 2021
    • Rimac Technology will be an independent entity, developing and manufacturing EV systems for many global automotive companies
    • More information during the live stream event on Monday 5, 8pm CEST, watch on: Rimac Live Event — Bugatti Rimac Announcement - YouTube

    Today, Rimac Automobili announces another major milestone in its history, as it combines forces with iconic automotive brand, Bugatti Automobiles, to create a new automotive and technological powerhouse.

    In just 10 years, Rimac Automobili has progressed from one man garage start-up, to announcing a new company with one of the world’s most iconic car brands to create Bugatti Rimac d.o.o. (in English – LLC).

    In an industry evolving at ever-increasing speed, flexibility, innovation and sustainability remain at the very core of Rimac’s operations. The Croatian-based brand has proven ...
    by Published on 09-07-2021 03:45 PM
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    • Milestone on the path to becoming a software-oriented mobility provider
    • Volkswagen brand becomes the first high-volume manufacturer to regularly update software in customer cars via mobile data transfer
    • ID. models remain up-to-date at all times, even after delivery – cars retain their value better
    • Software updates lay the foundations for new business models
    • Brand CEO Ralf Brandstätter: “We are creating a completely new, digital customer experience with new functions and greater comfort every twelve weeks”


    Volkswagen is taking the next big step towards becoming a software-oriented mobility provider: from this summer, the brand will regularly send software updates “Over-the-Air” to models in its ID. family. This makes Volkswagen the first and only high-volume manufacturer to make this innovative technology available to its customers on a broad basis. The first model to benefit is the ID.31: the latest software version “ID.Software2.3” will be delivered to “First Movers Club” customers via mobile data transfer in July 2021. The update includes adjustments and improvements to operations, performance and comfort. Updates for all ID.3, ID.42 and ID.4 GTX3 customers will follow gradually. In the future, Volkswagen will update the software in its ID. cars every twelve weeks.


    Ralf Brandstätter, CEO of the Volkswagen Passenger Cars brand: “Volkswagen is moving up a gear when it comes to digitalisation. After the successful roll-out of our all-electric ID. family, the brand is once again leading the movement: we are creating a totally new, digital customer experience with new functions and greater comfort ...
    by Published on 09-07-2021 03:38 PM
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    • Bentley’s Hybrid range expands with the addition of the Flying Spur
    • Next step in Beyond100 strategy to achieve an end-to-end carbon neutral organisation and journey towards electrification
    • New powertrain delivers the renowned luxury and performance of a Flying Spur, without compromise
    • Combined power of 536 bhp (544 PS) and 750 Nm (553 lb.ft) provided by a 2.9-litre V6 petrol engine and advanced electric motor
    • Total driving range of over 700 km and an expected all-electric range of greater than 40 km EU (WLTP) pending certification
    • Greater access to cities and ULEV zones with the lowest CO2 emissions of the Flying Spur range
    • Subtle exterior badging and additional hybrid information presented via the heads up display, infotainment screen and instrument cluster
    • Expanded suite of My Bentley connected services using embedded SIM with Hybrid specific content


    Bentley Motors is today announcing details of the company’s latest luxury model on its journey to electrification. The introduction of the new Flying Spur Hybrid builds on the success of the third generation Flying Spur, using a highly innovative third powertrain delivering the most environmentally friendly Bentley to date. The introduction of the Flying Spur Hybrid establishes a family of Bentley hybrids for the first time, emphasising Bentley’s commitment to its Beyond100 strategy to become an end-to-end carbon neutral organisation and the world’s leading sustainable luxury mobility company.

    The latest addition to Bentley’s new hybrid range demonstrates that hybridisation does not compromise luxury or performance. With an unperceivable blend between the internal combustion engine and electric motor, refined serenity is on offer regardless of driving mode or style.

    The new powertrain combines a 2.9-litre V6 petrol engine with an advanced electric motor, delivering ...
    by Published on 09-07-2021 03:33 PM
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    • Powerful estate car: 235 kW (320 PS)1, 420 Nm, 0 to 100 km/h in 4.9 seconds
    • Striking appearance: powerful and sporty R design
    • Outstanding agility: 4MOTION all-wheel drive with R Performance Torque Vectoring, high-performance brake system
    • R Performance package2: two new driving programs Special and Drift, top speed of 270 km/h
    • Digital and connected: R-specific Digital Cockpit Pro, comprehensive assist systems, latest MIB3 Infotainment system
    • Everyday life and leisure time: ball coupling2 for up to 1.9 tonnes towed load, and a maximum luggage compartment volume of 1,642 litres
    • Presales are due to start on 8 July in Germany and Europe with prices starting from EUR 51,5852
    • Go to the film of the premiere here


    With 235 kW (320 PS)1, the new Golf R Estate is the most powerful and dynamic Golf Estate to date. More power and driving dynamics, numerous innovations, more space and strong emotions: this is what makes the new Golf R Estate better than ever before. The standard 4MOTION all-wheel drive with R Performance Torque Vectoring is powered by a 2.0 TSI engine with a maximum torque of 420 Nm.


    Power is transmitted via an R-specific 7-speed dual clutch gearbox. It sprints from 0 to 100 km/h in just 4.9 seconds. The top speed is electronically limited to 250 km/h. With the optional R Performance package, a top speed of 270 km/h is possible. The package also includes 19-inch wheels and the additional driving modes Special (Nürburgring mode) and Drift (for power slides). A host of assist systems and the latest-generation Infotainment system guarantee even more safety, comfort and convenience.


    The Golf R Estate may be exceptionally sporty, but it also retains all the ...
    by Published on 09-07-2021 03:27 PM
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    • New sporty ID.4 variant is available in two specifications – GTX and comprehensively-equipped GTX Max
    • Prices start at £48,510 OTR for Volkswagen’s first production electric performance car; ID.4 GTX Max equips all option packs for £55,540 OTR
    • Performance meets sustainability, with the sports SUV being produced with the same environmental conscience as the rest of the ID. family


    The Volkswagen ID.4 GTX is now available for UK customers to order, with the first of Volkswagen’s zero tailpipe emissions performance sub-brand starting at £48,510 OTR. The first wearer of the new GTX badge is available in two versions – GTX and GTX Max (£55,540 OTR), the former focussing on performance, with the latter offering a comprehensive and compelling package of equipment.


    The ID.4 GTX and GTX Max are the inaugural models of the new all-electric ‘GTX’ performance line, and the first ID. models to feature dual-motor all-wheel drive. Both offer the availability of 299 PS and 310 Nm of torque*, contributing to impressive performance – the GTX models accelerate to 62 mph from a standstill in just 6.2 seconds, which is quicker than a Golf GTI. The ID.4 GTX also reaches a top speed of 112 mph (where permitted) – 13 mph quicker than the regular model.

    This sporty drivetrain is complemented by sports suspension and progressive steering systems, both of which sharpen the handling of the ID.4, alongside the standard-fit Vehicle Dynamics Manager and XDS electronic differential lock. The sports suspension comes as part of the Sport Package fitted as standard to the GTX models, while the GTX Max features ...
    by Published on 09-07-2021 03:23 PM
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    • Order books open for facelifted Kodiaq vRS
    • vRS derivative available exclusively with new TSI petrol engine that produces 245PS
    • Sporty model sprints from 0-62mph in just 6.6 seconds
    • Dynamic chassis control and Virtual cockpit fitted as standard
    • ŠKODA’s most powerful SUV priced from £44,635 OTR


    Pricing and specification for ŠKODA’s top-of-the-range Kodiaq vRS has been confirmed. The ŠKODA Kodiaq has been reintroduced with a refreshed design and the vRS model has now been released for order with prices starting from £44,635 OTR, and a comprehensive equipment list that customers have come to expect from the brand’s performance flagship model.


    The revised Kodiaq vRS delivers more power and reduced weight for an even better performance. The latest EVO generation 2.0 TSI petrol engine has four-wheel drive as standard and seven-speed DSG gearbox that produces 245PS - a 6PS increase on its predecessor – and can sprint from 0-62mph in just 6.6 seconds.

    The sporty model’s styling is accentuated by the addition of 20” Sagitarius anthracite alloy wheels with distinctive red brake calipers, vRS bumpers, gloss black roof rails, grille and mirrors, dual exhaust pipes and full LED Matrix headlights as standard. Plush microsuede black vRS sport seats with contrast red stitching and vRS logo make a feature of the interior cabin along with a three-spoke leather sports multi-function steering wheel and DSG paddles.

    Where Kodiaq dominates is the exceptional amount of space on offer. With an ...
    by Published on 09-07-2021 03:17 PM
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    • Advancement is in Audi’s DNA – a look at the milestones of the past five decades demonstrates this clearly
    • Member of the Board of Management for Technical Development Oliver Hoffmann: “Our aim has always been to drive change”
    • Member of the Board of Management for Sales Hildegard Wortmann: “We are redefining advancement and focusing on sustainability, digitalization and electrification”

    The Audi slogan “Vorsprung durch Technik” is marking its 50 year anniversary this year. Even half a century after its inception, the world-famous slogan of the Four Rings hasn’t lost any of its appeal. And each year, there’s a little bit more history behind it. On this momentous occasion, the company is looking back at a plethora of innovations over five decades that demonstrate why “Vorsprung durch Technik” isn’t just a slogan for Audi – it’s also an expression of the company’s future-oriented approach.

    The birth of the slogan


    1969 saw the merger of Auto Union GmbH, headquartered in Ingolstadt, and Neckarsulmer NSU Motorenwerke to form Audi NSU Auto Union AG at the Neckarsulm location. The new company’s range of models spanned from the air-cooled engines of the rear-wheel drive NSU Prinz series and the water-cooled four-cylinder engines of the front-wheel drive Audi 60 and Audi 100 to the rotary engine of the futuristic-looking NSU Ro 80. The idea to communicate this technological diversity as a competitive advantage came in 1970 from Hans Bauer.

    The employee in the Audi NSI advertising department devised the slogan that people around the world would come to recognize: “Vorsprung durch Technik.” ...
    by Published on 09-07-2021 03:13 PM
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    • Dedicated Mulliner Design team completes 1000th bespoke commission since inception seven years ago
    • 1000th commission includes application of heritage veneer and further detailed craftsmanship to seat and door areas
    • Extensive portfolio includes coachbuilt cars, Blowers, limited editions and an incredible array of individual customer projects
    • Bespoke services all the way from unique stitching up to completely unique, coachbuilt limousines
    • Co-creation design brought to life with dedicated Mulliner Visualiser

    Bentley Mulliner is celebrating its 1000th bespoke commission since its own dedicated design team was formed in 2014, when the increasing demand for bespoke and personalised vehicles was recognised.

    The 1000th bespoke project is for a European customer who wanted two specific interior features to extend the personalisation of their Bentley. The first request was the application of Olive Ash - a veneer associated with the heritage of Mulsanne - to the interior of a Bentayga. The second was to introduce a contrast twin stitch to the upper areas of the seats and door trims adding further contrast to the interior.

    Seven years earlier, the first project was a small limited edition of 15 vehicles which focused on increased levels of passenger comfort - the Flying Spur Serenity. The seats and headrests were re-engineered and as part of the broader redesign a new and unique diamond quilting throughout the cabin was introduced to create a truly bespoke feel. This unique textured leather formed the inspiration of the diamond design that can be seen in the current Continental GT Mulliner today.

    In celebrating ...
    by Published on 11-06-2021 05:27 PM
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    • Bentley Design Services help create luxurious yacht interior
    • Sumptuous cabin complements owner’s Continental GT V8 coupe
    • One-off project between Bentley Motors and Contest Yachts
    • Matching Linen and Hotspur hides feature throughout the interior of the car and the bespoke yacht, with signature Bentley diamond-in-diamond stitching
    • 18-metre Contest 59 CS built by Contest Yachts in The Netherlands for a customer
    • Bentley Continental GT designed, engineered and built in Great Britain

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