воскресенье, 8 ноября 2020 г.

Audi introduced the updated sedan and station wagon A4

Audi A4 (body index remained the same - B9) received new front and rear bumpers, fenders with a different stitching, doors with a lower waist line, as well as a modified radiator grille. The design of the grille is different and depends on the equipment. For example, conventional cars have horizontal bars in it. The S and S-line versions have a honeycomb grille structure, while the Allroad has chrome vertical gills in the manner of Audi's latest Q-line crossovers.
Restyled Audi A4 received a new engine family, which is a micro-hybrid system. A circuit with a 12- or 48-volt circuit and an additional battery is integrated into the on-board network of all modifications, which feeds most of the vehicle's electrical systems, allowing to reduce the load on the engine and, accordingly, helps to save fuel.
At the same time, the A4 lost the base 1.4 liter engine. After restyling, the initial engines for the A4 are diesel "fours" with a volume of 2 liters and 136 liters. from. (version 30 TDI) or 163 hp from. (35 TDI). An alternative to diesels is a two-liter petrol turbo engine with a 150 hp output. from. (version 35 TFSI).
Up a notch are the 40 TDI (190 HP) and 45 TFSI (249 HP) versions. The new top version S5 with a diesel engine under the hood closes the line of modifications. The three-liter "six" with turbochargers develops 347 liters. from. and 700 Nm. However, this version will not be presented in Russia.

In addition, the car received a new MMI multimedia system with a 10.1-inch touchscreen and a set of services that allow you to monitor traffic: load traffic jams in real time and even "catch" a green wave of traffic lights.
Audi showed off-road wagon A6 Allroad new generation

Audi has unveiled the new generation "tall" A6 Allroad. The Allroad version differs from other members of the A6 family, which debuted last year, with a suspension with increased ground clearance and assistance systems when driving on light off-road.
The ground clearance of the novelty at standard settings was 139 mm, which is 45 mm more than that of the conventional A6 Avant station wagon. The basic equipment includes adaptive air suspension with special settings, which changes the ground clearance depending on the road surface, as well as based on the driving speed. The maximum clearance is 184 mm.
In addition, the station wagon is equipped with a body roll control system and a hill descent assist function, which automatically limits the speed in the range from 20 to 30 km / h and can selectively brake with all or one of four wheels for a safe exit.
The engine lineup includes three three-liter V6 diesel engines of varying degrees of boost. The base motor develops 231 power and 500 Nm, while the "medium" unit produces 286 hp. and 620 Newton meters. Finally, the top-end engine develops 349 hp and 720 Newton meters.
All mild hybrid powertrains based on a 48-volt onboard system are mated to an eight-speed Tiptronic automatic transmission.
European sales of the new generation Audi A6 Allroad all-terrain station wagon will start in June 2019. Prices start at 61.5 thousand euros (approximately 4.5 million rubles).
Audi introduced the sports coupe-crossover SQ8

Audi presented a charged version of the Q8 coupe-crossover, which received the letter S in the name. The car is equipped with a diesel V8 with dual supercharging, as well as adaptive air suspension with adjustable stiffness.
The SQ8 diesel eight-cylinder engine has a displacement of 4.0 liters and is equipped with a dual combined supercharging. In the lower speed range, the air is pumped into the cylinders by an electrically driven compressor, and in the upper one, a traditional turbine is connected. The output of such an engine is 431 hp. and 900 Nm.
In addition, the SQ8's powerplant is a hybrid system. The internal combustion engine is assisted by an 8 kW electric motor generator. The engine is paired with an eight-speed "automatic" ZF, and the traction to the wheels is distributed using the proprietary quattro all-wheel drive system in a 60:40 ratio. The SQ8 accelerates to 100 km / h in 4.8 seconds and has an electronically limited top speed of 250 km / h.
The SQ8 also features adaptive air suspension with variable damping shocks. And as an option, the car can be ordered with a full-steering chassis with swivel rear wheels, as well as an additional sports package, which includes active anti-roll bars and an electronically controlled cross-axle differential.
The appearance of the charged SQ8 on the Russian market is still in question. Recall that the usual Q8 is available in Russia with two motors at a price of 4,990,000 rubles.
Audi introduced the new generation S8 sports sedan

Audi has unveiled the new generation S8 sports sedan. The four-wheel drive car is equipped with a 4.0-liter TFSI V8 petrol engine with a capacity of 570 hp. from. and 800 Nm of torque. Acceleration is assisted by a starter generator powered by a 48-volt battery.
The unit works in conjunction with an eight-speed automatic transmission. The new Audi S8 is equipped with an adaptive air suspension with electromechanical stabilizers and an active rear differential. The base sedan features carbon ceramic brakes and a new exhaust system.
The S8 sports sedan differs from the standard A8 by special nameplates, other air intakes and wheel disks. The interior now has decorative trims made of aluminum and new seats.
The cost of the new model and the timing of its entry into the market have not been named. It is only known that the sports version will not be the last in the car line. Following the Audi S8, there will be another variant of the current car generation - a plug-in hybrid based on the A8.
Audi introduced the updated crossover Q7

Audi has unveiled a restyled version of its flagship Q7 crossover. The car has received an updated exterior and interior design, modernized power units, as well as a number of new options.
The exterior of the Q7 has been refreshed in the spirit of the new Audi A6 and A7. The car received a new octagonal grille with six vertical slats, which echoes the grill of the new Q8 and Q3, as well as updated bumpers with larger air intakes.
The crossover has got a new head optics, which will now be available in three versions. The "base" of the Q7 relies on a fully diode head light. Matrix optics is a step higher - such headlights can turn off a segment in the light beam, so as not to blind oncoming drivers. The latest laser headlights will be available as an option.
In addition, the rear end was redesigned. The fifth door received other stampings, and the lanterns changed shape and also became completely diode. Moreover, dynamic turn signals can be ordered as an option for the latter.
Inside the Q7, there is a new i-cocpit dashboard with two large touchscreen displays on the center console in the style of the new A7. The upper touchscreen is responsible for the operation of the multimedia system, and with the help of the lower one you can control the air conditioner. In addition, the Q7 now has a digital instrument cluster, a new voice assistant, and Amazon Alexa services.
The technical stuffing of the Q7 has also been upgraded. From now on, all versions of the crossover are so-called soft hybrids. An electric motor-generator is integrated into the automatic transmission of all modifications, which is powered by an additional 48-volt on-board network. The electric motor plugs in during acceleration to reduce the load on the motor, and also spins the wheels while coasting while the main motor is off to reduce fuel consumption.
At the same time, the very line of internal combustion engines remained the same. Audi Q7 is offered with two three-liter diesel "sixes" with a return of 231 hp. (45 TDI version) and 286 (50 TDI version) hp, as well as a supercharged petrol V6, which produces 340 (55 TFSI version) horsepower.

Aston Martin AM-RB001: fresh information on the new hypercar

In February of this year, the premiere of the new hypercar Aston Martin AM-RB001 will take place at the Motor Show in the Canadian city of Toronto. It is also planned to show the car at the Geneva Motor Show, which is slated for March 2017.
Aston Martin CEO Andy Palmer said that the new AM-RB001 will be a sports car that will set the direction of the automotive industry in the coming decades. The novelty will become desirable for every collector and just a lover of expensive sports cars.
The AM-RB001 will receive a naturally aspirated twelve-cylinder engine with a thousand horsepower and a volume of about seven liters. It is planned to additionally equip this hypercar with an electric motor, which will add another 80 horsepower. A sequential gearbox has been developed specifically for the new Aston Martin, capable of absorbing the enormous torque of the engine. The maximum speed of the new car will exceed four hundred kilometers per hour. The new AM-RB001 will also receive a gull wing and one plus one landing.
Aston Martin emphasizes that the development of the hypercar was carried out in close cooperation with the Red Bull Racing Formula One team, and Adrian Newey, who is the designer of numerous Red Bull championship cars, was responsible for the aerodynamics and technical part of the AM-RB001. The new AM-RB001 will be produced in a limited edition of 150 pieces.
Over the next few years, Aston Martin plans to expand its offering by unveiling two new sedans, three sports cars, a crossover and an undisclosed flagship model.
Sales of the fastest Bentley Bentayga start in Russia

Bentley has announced the launch of two special editions of the Bentley Bentayga, called the Speed ​​and Design Series from Mulliner. The first brand representatives are positioned as "the fastest production SUV", and the second is called "a luxury car for connoisseurs of British elegance."
The Bentley Bentayga Speed ​​is equipped with a six-liter W12 engine with 635 horsepower versus 608 horsepower in the standard model. From a place to "hundreds" the car accelerates in 3.9 seconds; its maximum speed is 306 kilometers per hour. The SUV received the Drive Dynamics control system, which includes eight driving modes - from comfortable to sporty. For a surcharge for such a car, you can order carbon-ceramic brakes.

Externally, the Bentayga Speed ​​can be distinguished by body-colored aerodynamic elements and a spoiler on the tailgate, as well as 22-inch wheels, a tinted grille, tinted headlights and taillights. Alcantara is used for the interior trim for the first time.
The Bentayga Design Series is equipped with a 550-horsepower V8 engine, which provides the SUV with acceleration from zero to 100 km / h in 4.5 seconds, and its top speed is limited to 290 kilometers per hour.

The car has received a set of black Blackline trims, including a body-colored lower front bumper trim and twin black tailpipes. This Bentayga is already in the "base" equipped with seven-spoke Mulliner Paragon discs in gray, and the letter "B" in the center maintains an upright position when the wheels rotate.
Other differences from the standard SUV include decorative carbon inserts on the dashboard, as well as Breitling watches with mother-of-pearl dial and diamonds.
New Bentley Flying Spur showed in Moscow

The third generation of the Bentley Flying Spur has received a new wide radiator grille, "diamond" door trim and many safety systems. Bentley presented its novelty in Moscow on September 12, but the car will start driving on the city roads only in the middle of next year.
The new Flying Spur is 5.3 meters long, 1.96 meters wide and 1.49 meters high. The wheelbase of the car is 3.19 m, and its curb weight is 2435 kilograms. The exterior of the car will be remembered with new taillights, matrix head optics and a new recognizable wide radiator grille, on top of which the brand nameplate flaunts on the hood. In addition, the car was added chrome trim and equipped with 22-inch wheels.

The engine under the hood of the Flying Spur is a 6-liter W12 biturbo engine, which is paired with an 8-speed dual-clutch gearbox. The engine power is 635 hp. sec., torque - 900 newton meters. The car accelerates to "hundreds" in 3.8 seconds, and the maximum speed of the Flying Spur is 333 kilometers per hour.
According to representatives of the brand, the new Flying Spur was developed from a "blank slate", with the previous generation it has only name in common. The third generation was equipped for the first time with electronic all-wheel steering combined with active all-wheel drive. The sedan also changed the suspension settings, now there are other positions between the comfortable and sporty settings.

Many new security systems are included as standard, including blind spot monitoring. New leather seats, new upholstery and diamond trim have been added to the array of wood trim options.

In addition, an edge-to-edge panoramic roof is available to order with an electric shade to match the ceiling finish, which can be selected from 15 colors. The top version will feature a 2200W Naim music system with 19 speakers, a 650W audio system is offered in the base, and a 1500W version with Bang & Olufsen music is also available. The cost of the car has not yet been announced, however, most likely, it will be close to the price of a coupe, which is sold in Russia for at least 14 million rubles.
Aston Martin's new Vantage is officially unveiled

After a long string of rumors, the British from Aston Martin introduced the new generation of Vantage to the world. The sports car has acquired not only a new engine, but also a chic appearance, a number of elements of which are borrowed from the Vulcan hypercar. Aston Martin Vantage 2018 model year will be on sale only next spring and will be a direct competitor to the 911 "Porsche" and "Huracan" from Lamborghini.
The Aston Martin Vantage coupe has been fitted with a twin-turbo V8 from AMG. The German engine with a volume of four liters produces 510 horsepower at its peak and accelerates the sports car to “hundreds” in 3.6 seconds. Torque "control" is carried out by means of an eight-speed automatic machine from ZF. At the same time, the maximum speed of Vanteija reaches 313 kilometers per hour.
Structurally, the new generation of Aston Martin Vantage has got a new front suspension with wishbones, as well as the ability to choose a driving mode from three proposed options - Sport, Sport Plus, Track. As for the sports car platform, the British Vantage used the platform from the D11 supercar in a slightly shortened version.
Geneva 2017: Aston Martin's new hypercar name officially revealed

The public debut of the "Astonmartin" prototype AM-RB 001 took place in the middle of last summer, but only after a while the British brought their "monster" to the Geneva Motor Show. The hypercar from Aston Martin received an interesting name Valkyrie, which differs in philosophy from the names of existing cars.
So Virage, Vulcan, Vantage and Vanquish are in no way similar to the Scandinavian theme, like the new "Valkyrie". According to the mythology of the Scandinavian countries, the Valkyrie is a maiden who accompanies the fallen soldiers on the battlefield to the halls of Valhalla. It is likely that by doing so, the engineers from Aston Martin hinted at the fact that the new hypercar of the British will "send to another world" most of the current hypercars, ranging from the 918th "Spyder" from Porsche to Ferrari LaFerrari.
The Valkyrie hypercar was developed in cooperation with the Formula 1 team - Red Bull Racing. Its defiant appearance is similar to the cars of the queen of motor racing, and besides, the ratio of mass to power is 1 to 1. Only the Swedish Koenigsegg One: 1 has the same ratio.
Under the small hood of the "British Valkyrie" is a classic V12, naturally aspirated 6.5-liter Cosworth engine, producing about 900 horsepower. In addition to this, there are electric motors with the possibility of energy recovery, for which the system from Rimac is responsible. The Aston Martin Valkyrie uses a Ricardo seven-speed gearbox.
Accelerated braking is provided by carbon ceramic brakes from Surface Transforms and Alcon, encased in 20 and 21-inch magnesium discs at the front and rear, respectively. The wheels are wrapped in Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 tires with a dimension of 265/35 ZR 20/21. At the same time, the entire filling is enclosed in a Multimatic carbon monocoque weighing 900 kilograms, in which there was a place for both Bosch security systems and LED optics from Wipac.
As they say in the camp of the British manufacturer, the acceleration to 320 kilometers per hour will be 10 seconds. However, alas, only 175 citizens of our world can use the super-fast "monster" with a Scandinavian name. Aston Martin plans to release only 25 track versions and 150 "civilian" modifications, which by the way have already been sold out. It is assumed that the first "Valkyries" will appear in garages next year.