Audi provides a glimpse of the future shape of design, along with automotive and drive concepts, through its Audi crosslane coupe concept car. This vehicle is an entirely new fusion of technology, engineering and design, and provides pointers to the design language of Audi’s future Q models. Continue reading ‘The Audi crosslane coupe debuts at the 2012 Paris Motor Show’
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Does anyone out there see a path developing to the 2014 24 Hours of Le Mans here?
Driving trials of the Porsche 918 Spyder are entering the next phase. A permanent fixture of the test program for the 918 Spyder – and in the tuning process for all Porsche vehicles – is the 20.8 km long challenging Nurburgring-Nordschleife race circuit. After all, a lap time of less than seven minutes and 22 seconds is one of the development goals of the innovative super sports car with a plug-in hybrid drive. Continue reading ‘Porsche 918 Spyder wrapped in iconic Martini Racing colors’
The new Polo BlueGT stands out in its ability to combine superior dynamic performance with extreme fuel-efficiency. The technical highlight of the progressive compact car is the cylinder deactivation system, which is being introduced for the first time in a Volkswagen – also known as active cylinder management or ACT. The system was realized with the new 1.4-litre TSI of the Polo BlueGT. The torque-strong TSI develops a power output of 103 kW / 140 PS, yet has a combined fuel consumption of just 4.7 l/100 km/h* (equivalent to 108 g/km* CO2). If the Polo BlueGT is ordered with the optional 7-speed dual clutch gearbox (DSG), fuel consumption drops further to 4.5 l/100 km* – and, bear in mind, this is a petrol, not a diesel (105 g/km* CO2). Continue reading ‘VW’s Polo BlueGT is a green performer’
Along with the four up! concepts, Volkswagen will be presenting a new Cross Coupe that will feature a TDI engine and two electric motors. At just over 4,000lbs, the TDI plug-in hybrid has a top speed of 136mph. Continue reading ‘Volkswagen TDI Hybrid Cross Coupe Concept for Geneva’
The up! is more than just a car, a model or an idea – each up! is part of a family, the New Small Family. And the family will grow. One potential offshoot is the swiss up! concept Continue reading ‘Four new VW up! concepts to debut in Geneva’
At the Tokyo Motor Show, Volkswagen is showcasing its concept of an SUV of the future: the Cross Coupe. Visually the all-wheel-drive plug-in hybrid vehicle shows how Volkswagen designers could envisage a crossover between a four-door coupe and a compact SUV. The design team led by Walter de Silva and Klaus Bischoff have created a fascinating study that impressively combines the best of two worlds. Original, strong in character, sculptural and dynamic, the Cross Coupe stands for the future of SUV design at Volkswagen! Continue reading ‘World premiere of the Volkswagen Cross Coupe’
Will the Formula One world champion strike back in the Scirocco R-Cup race car in 2011? After the premiere last year the bio natural gas coupe will again be fielded at the 2011 Race Of Champions: a good opportunity for Formula One world champion Sebastian Vettel to get revenge in the 275-HP Scirocco for last year’s defeat against U.S. motocross star Travis Pastrana. Continue reading ‘Volkswagen at the Race of Champions’
With the Mii, SEAT is presenting the perfect automobile for the urban lifestyle of today. The Mii makes life easier – with compelling utility, exceptional driving fun, high efficiency and innovative technology. The Mii combines SEAT’s sporty Mediterranean design with the very best craftsmanship and enormous scope for individualization. Moreover, the outstanding value-for-money and reasonable maintenance costs make the joy of driving a Mii easily attainable – also typical SEAT. Spain, SEAT’s home market, will begin sales of Mii before the end of the year, with the rest of Europe following in Spring 2012. Continue reading ‘SEAT Mii – the sporty city car with a youthful design’