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Day: December 29, 2017

The Chinese will ban the release of 553 models. And among them there are “Audi” and “Mercedes”

The Chinese will ban the release of 553 models. And among them there are “Audi” and “Mercedes”

News
The Chinese authorities from January 1, 2018 will ban the production of 553 passenger cars that do not meet modern environmental requirements and spend a lot of fuel. The corresponding statement was published by the China Automotive Technology Center (China Vehicle Technology Service Center), Bloomberg reports. The Secretary-General of the China Association of Passenger Cars in an interview with the publication said that this is a "very small" percentage of cars that are produced in the local market. It is known that, among others, the ban included Audi Q3, Mercedes-Benz C-Class and Chevrolet Cruze. Earlier, the government of China presented a plan according to which by 2030 the country will banned the sale of cars with internal combustion engines. It is expected that up to 40 pe...
Porsche Mission E will receive three variants of power transmission

Porsche Mission E will receive three variants of power transmission

News, Rumors
Porsche is committed to providing Mission E with a stroke of 480 kilometers and a battery charge of up to 80 percent in 20 minutes. The first electric sports sedan Porsche Mission E will receive three modifications that will vary with the power of the electric powerplant. This is reported by George Kacher of Automobile magazine, who was fortunate enough to drive on a white prototype of this electric vehicle and find out some of its characteristics. By size, the Porsche Mission E will be smaller than the four-door Panamera Coupe. However, the German manufacturer intends to provide the same amount of free space in the cabin. The battery cells in the floor will not be picked up by unplaced passengers. The Germans promise that the interior of the electric novelty will fit the sedans ...
The new BMW 745e iPerformance will receive a 390-strong hybrid unit

The new BMW 745e iPerformance will receive a 390-strong hybrid unit

News, Rumors
Customers should not hurry to buy the BMW 740e iPerformance and wait for its more powerful successor. There are new details about updating the plug-in hybrid version of the representative sedan BMW 745e iPerformance for the 2019 model year. Its new hybrid power plant will have a total power of 390 horsepower. Novelty can get a new index - 745e. This is reported by the BMW Blog resource with reference to insiders of the German manufacturer. According to the BMW Blog, the updated version will be equipped with a two-liter four-cylinder engine TwinPower Turbo, an upgraded electric motor and new, higher-capacity batteries. The power of the powerplant will rise from 322 (740e xDrive iPerformance) to almost 400 horsepower. It is also necessary to increase the reserve of power on one ele...
Volkswagen has confirmed the terms of the premiere of the new Touareg

Volkswagen has confirmed the terms of the premiere of the new Touareg

News
Volkswagen is preparing to introduce the third-generation flagship crossover. The German brand officially confirmed the information that a new Touareg will debut in the spring of 2018, which appeared several days ago. True, the exact place and date of the premiere of an all-terrain vehicle are still not reported. According to preliminary data, the third-generation Touareg will show in April under the Beijing Motor Show. As noted in Volkswagen, the crossover is "redesigned up to the very last LED." Thanks to the previously published spy photo model, we know that the exterior of the new Touareg is made in the style of the T-Prime GTE concept. By the way, the prototype was presented at the motor show in Beijing in 2016. The third-generation SUV builds on the MLB Evo platform, whi...
Ford is preparing for the premiere another “crossover”. The first photos

Ford is preparing for the premiere another “crossover”. The first photos

News
On the Web there are photos of the cross-version of the sub-compact hatch of Ford Figo, designed for the Indian market. Photos of the new modification of the "five-door" were at the disposal of the CarWale edition. The cross-version is likely to increase road clearance. Also, such Figo received another front bumper, a grille of radiator with a pattern in the form of honeycombs and a black border. On the hood black stripes were stuck, rails appeared on the roof. In addition, the brand emblem is located directly on the grid, and not higher, as in the current ordinary hatchet. In the salon Ford Figo Cross (the title has not yet been confirmed) installed a modernized front panel, centered now a large touch screen multimedia system. According to preliminary data, in India "crossove...
Tesla added a warm-up function to their electric car

Tesla added a warm-up function to their electric car

News
In cold weather, it is known that not only smartphones are affected, but also in conventional cars with internal combustion engines. In electric cars, the situation is aggravated: the maximum power decreases, the supply capacity decreases and the operation of the system of recuperation deteriorates. To solve this problem Tesla solved the classic way: by warming up, as the portal InsideEV reports. The company has developed a new firmware for its electronics, which has the function of "pre-conditioning", which can be activated with the owner's smartphone. The car can be read by automatic updating on the official website of the manufacturer. If the electrocard by means of sensors determines that the battery is overclosed, an orange icon will appear on the smartphone screen. Tesla re...
The Crossover Audi Q8 was filmed again

The Crossover Audi Q8 was filmed again

News, Spy Shots
The German premium brand continues to test a new all-wheel drive SUV. Prototypes of the Audi cross coupe have repeatedly fallen into the lenses of photo and video cameras. In particular, the novelty was "caught" on the track in the Nürburgring. Now Q8 has "lit" and in India - a movie with a model published on the YouTube channel of TechBuzz. The design of the crossover is based on the concept of the same name, which Audi introduced earlier this year, and twice. So, in January 2017 at the Detroit Motor Show, the Germans showed the "standard" show car Q8, and in March, already within the limits of the auto exhibition in Geneva, debuted "charged" Audi Q8 Sport Concept. There is no information about the engine range of the serial coupe. Concept Audi Q8 received a 449-hp hybrid pla