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Volkswagen introduced new power plants: hybrids and turbo-engine on gas

Volkswagen introduced new power plants: hybrids and turbo-engine on gas

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At the international motor symposium in Vienna, Volkswagen presented three new powerplants: a 48-volt hybrid system, a natural gas turbo engine and a hybrid two-liter diesel engine. With their help, by 2020 the German manufacturer intends to reduce the average level of harmful emissions in the model range to 95 grams per kilometer. The main novelty was a moderate hybrid system with a starter-generator, powered by a 48-volt battery. It provides additional power during acceleration and is capable of completely shutting down the engine when coasting, which saves up to 0.3 liters of fuel per 100 kilometers of track. The first "soft" hybrid installation will receive the Golf of the eighth generation. The 1.5 TGI Evo engine, powered by natural gas or its synthetic analogue e-gas, is eq...
Mercedes-Benz G-Class will receive versions of Maybach and G 63 S

Mercedes-Benz G-Class will receive versions of Maybach and G 63 S

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The German manufacturer is considering the possibility of adding new versions of Mercedes-Benz G-Class. Recall, the Mercedes-Benz G-Class of the previous generation of these versions was not, but in January this year at the Detroit Motor Show premiere of an off-road car of a new generation. Probably, the company decided, why not get additional profit from the sales of the model, expanding the assortment of versions. Since the "charged" version of the new G-Class already exists, the release of yet another more powerful version of the G 63 with the S prefix looks the simplest and most likely move. Moreover, AMG has such experience - several models already have S-versions, and on the basis of the same four-liter bimber M178, which is equipped with a new G 63 with a return of 577 hp ...
Volkswagen announced a large-scale electrification of the model range

Volkswagen announced a large-scale electrification of the model range

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The German brand announced the massive electrification of its models. Electrification will be based on the "soft hybrid" technology, which is already used on some models. According to the press service of the brand, the Golf of the eighth generation will actually receive a basic motor, which will be equipped with a starter-generator and a battery operating at 48 volts. This system will work actively at the moment when the car moves from downhill to coast, and it will feed the on-board electronics and climate control via a 12-volt converter. The engine at this point will be shut off, and the robotic gearbox will be reset to neutral. Also, the lithium-ion battery will be charged at partial loads. In the arsenal of Volkswagen there is already such a motor: we are talking about the g...
Restyling Renault Twingo dropped almost all the camouflage

Restyling Renault Twingo dropped almost all the camouflage

News, Spy Shots
It seems that everything is ready for the presentation of the restyling version of the compact hatchback Twingo of the third generation, as evidenced by the almost total absence of camouflage in the test prototype. Judging by the published photos, Renault designers decided to add a bit of aggression to the novelty, expressed in the new front bumper air intakes, which can be found, as a rule, on "charged" hot-hatches. Also, the changes touched the central section of the front bumper, which on the prototype is made in the spirit of a compact crossover Kwid. But the hood and front optics, judging by the photos, if they update, it is immaterial. Behind, too, there are changes: the photographs show that the lights have a rounded shape and another layout with a rectangular cross-sectio...
Photospшуы published photos of restyling Mercedes-Benz GLC

Photospшуы published photos of restyling Mercedes-Benz GLC

News, Spy Shots
The German brand is actively testing the first-generation GLC crossover. Our foreign colleagues managed to "catch" the prototype of the restyling version, and they even managed to look into his salon. At the same time, Mercedes-AMG GLC 63 S, presented last year, stormed the Nurburgring, so this news will be about two cars at once, and we'll start with the fastest. As reported by the portal Bridgetogantry, Mercedes-AMG GLC 63 S actively attacked the legendary German track Nürburgring, and the car was almost no camouflage. According to foreign colleagues, the attempt to beat the Nürburgring's time among the crossovers coincided with the planned preparation of the Mercedes-AMG for the Nurburgring 24-hour race, the race weekend will be held from 10 to 13 May. As for the crossover Merced
Updated Mazda BT-50 Pickup

Updated Mazda BT-50 Pickup

New Cars, News
The Japanese brand introduced a restyling truck. This is only the second update for the current generation model, which has been released since 2011. Refreshed pickup Mazda BT-50 debuted in Australia. As reported in the local division of the company, the model was updated "exclusively" for the Green Continent. And although the restyling has turned out to be rather modest, Mazda claims that the work on the updated truck was conducted for 18 months. It should be noted that this is the second modernization for a pick-up truck of the current generation - the current BT-50 is produced since 2011 (this is the "twin" of the Ford Ranger), and the first update was made in 2015. "Japanese" received a grille in the style of crossovers CX-8 and CX-9, a new front bumper. Actually, these are all t...
Chery showed another new crossover Exeed LX

Chery showed another new crossover Exeed LX

Concept Cars, News
The conceptual cross-coupe Exeed LX debuted at the Beijing Motor Show. The prototype is a modernized version of another concept Chery - Tiggo Coupe, which the brand introduced last year in Shanghai. The car changed bumpers, head optics and rims. Salon is not touched. Also, the Exeed LX also had the rear doors swinging up against the travel. There is no information about the "filling" of the new prototype, although the Chinese have not yet disclosed the data on the installation of the Tiggo Coupe. In the arsenal of last year's concept there is an autopilot: with its activation, the steering wheel is not removed anywhere, while the driver is encouraged to use the "steering wheel" for computer games - the Tiggo Coupe is equipped with a self-simulator. Apparently, both the autopilot ...
From broken cars Volkswagen made protective covers for smartphones

From broken cars Volkswagen made protective covers for smartphones

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Volkswagen introduced protective cases for smartphones Apple iPhone 8 from metal parts of cars that were broken into an accident The Swedish division of Volkswagen together NordDDB decided to release a batch of protective covers for the iPhone 8. When they were manufactured, sheet metal was used from cars of the German brand, which were crashed in accidents. All these accidents were caused by drivers who used their smartphones while driving without having a special headset. Protective covers come in a limited number of 153 pieces, each made by hand. According to Volkswagen, such cases will be a warning to car owners about the inadmissibility of being distracted by gadgets during the trip. The price for one case is $ 69. "We know, often while driving a car you get a smartphone ...
Published the first image of an electric hatchback Volkswagen Neo

Published the first image of an electric hatchback Volkswagen Neo

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The power reserve of Neo electric truck under the name will be from 400 to 600 km depending on the modification. The German edition of Bild published an image of the Volkswagen serial electric car in the hatchback body. The novelty will be called Neo and will be presented next year. The design of the car resembles the prototype I.D., which was introduced in 2016 at the Paris Motor Show. The novelty will be built on the MEB platform. The power reserve of the electric car will be from 400 to 600 km, depending on the modification. It is expected that the cost of Neo in Europe will be about 25 000 euros. The prototype of the hatchback was equipped with a 170-horsepower electric motor and a set of batteries, providing a power reserve without recharging in 500 kilometers. It is e...