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BMW launched the New 6-series,here in India

April 12, 2021 / 0 Comments / 2 / Car News

After the recent launch of the BMW ‘M’ version of the 3 series. BMW has more cars lined up for the Indian auto industry. One of which is their flagship the new BMW 6 series has been launched in India today. Locally produced at BMW Group Plant Chennai, the car is available in one petrol (newly introduced BMW 630i M Sport) and
two diesel variants (BMW 630d M Sport and BMW 620d Luxury Line). Bookings can be
made at all BMW dealerships from today onwards.

This BMW could be yours at : (ex-showroom)

BMW 630i M Sport : INR 67,90,000
BMW 620d Luxury Line : INR 68,90,000
BMW 630d M Sport : INR 77,90,000

Slightly out of your budget?

Thanks to BMW India Financial Services, customized and flexible financial solutions can be designed as per individual requirements. BMW 360˚ offers exclusive financial packages with great value and absolute peace of mind. Customers will enjoy a hassle-free ownership experience with low monthly payments, assured buy-back of up to 4 years, and flexible end-of-term options. Service Inclusive and Service Inclusive Plus further reduce the cost of ownership. Customers can choose from a variety of service plans according to duration and mileage. The packages cover Condition Based Service (CBS) and maintenance work with plans ranging from 3 yrs / 40,000 kms to 10 yrs / 2,00,000 kms. The service packages are lowest in the segment starting at approximately INR 52,000 for a 3-year period.

Perks of booking the car online?

Online bookings are done till 30 April 2021 will enjoy an attractive offer on limited units. These cars will come with complimentary Original BMW Accessories and Lifestyle Collection products worth INR 1.5 Lakh. Presented from the Aftersales Lifestyle catalog, the package includes products such as Mont-Blanc for BMW, BMW Display key, Headphones for Rear Seat Entertainment, etc.

What’s new about the BMW 6 series?

Exterior:

New contours for the BMW kidney grille and headlights immediately bordering it on either side make a striking impression.  Newly added BMW Laserlight, unique in this vehicle segment, distributes light perfectly up to 650 meters. The slope-like roofline overflows with coupe elegance. More modern and cleaned up – that is the first impression of the rear with broad, muscular lines, attractive LED rear-light design, and two freeform tailpipes.

Interior:

The Interior of the new BMW 6 Series justifies that this is the perfect travel companion –generously spacious with luxurious comfort and bespoke material selection. Newly designed controls on the center console in high-gloss black look elegant. Interior trim selections enhance the luxurious appeal – BMW 630i and BMW 620d offer Natural Leather Dakota trim with fine-wood trims and BMW 630d offers a refined premium option with exclusive ‘Nappa’ leather upholstery with diamond stitching. Comfort Seats offer fully electric seat adjustment with memory function on the driver as well as the passenger side. A rear seat bench with an electrically adjustable backrest angle and comfort headrest cushions adds extra comfort for long journeys. The two-part panoramic glass sunroof adds bright natural sunlight and enhances the sense of spaciousness in the cabin. Ambient Lighting with six dimmable designs creates an atmosphere for every mood. The car has four-zone automatic climate control with extended features. Adding to the luxurious feel are features such as electroplated controls, electrically adjustable roller sunblinds, and soft-close function for doors. The luggage compartment has a capacity of up to 600 liters, extending to 1,800 liters thanks to the 40/20/40 split.

Infotainment & Driver Assists:

The latest version of the Rear-seat entertainment Professional comprises two 10.25” touchscreen monitors with full-HD technology, a Blu-ray player, screen mirroring function, and two USB ports. Harman Kardon Surround. A high-end 16 speaker system with woofers generates an impressive audio experience in all seats that is unique worldwide in the automotive sector.

Modern cockpit concept BMW Live Cockpit Professional with BMW Operating System 7.0 includes 3D Navigation, a 12.3-inch fully-digital digital instrument display behind the steering wheel, and now a bigger 12.3-inch Control Display. The occupants can operate a number of functions simply by speaking to their BMW Virtual Assistant. Hands do the talking with BMW Gesture Control (in BMW 630d) recognizes six pre-defined hand movements for
control of a number of functions. The smartphone holder integrated into the center console allows inductive, Wireless Charging for mobile phones. Wireless Apple CarPlay® / Android Auto ensures seamless smartphone connection with the car to access several functions.

Parking Assistant with Rear View Camera makes parking in tight spots easier.  It keeps a record of the last 50 meters driven and assists by taking over the steering. With the Remote Control Parking function, a driver can maneuver the vehicle into a narrow parking space from outside using the BMW Display Key.

Safety:

  • BMW EfficientDynamics includes features such as 8-speed Steptronic Sport Automatic Transmission, Auto Start-Stop, Brake-Energy Regeneration, Electronic Power Steering, 50:50 Weight Distribution and ECO PRO mode in Driving Experience Control.
  • BMW Safety technologies include six airbags, Attentiveness Assistance, Anti-lock Braking System (ABS)
    with Brake Assist, Dynamic Stability Control (DSC) including Dynamic Traction Control (DTC)
    and Electronic Differential Lock Control (EDLC), Cornering Brake Control (CBC), electric
    the parking brake with auto hold, side-impact protection, electronic vehicle immobilizer, and crash
    sensors, ISOFIX child seat mounting, and emergency spare wheel.

What is to offer in terms of performance?

Thanks to unrivaled BMW TwinPower Turbo technology, the petrol, and diesel engines meld maximum power with exemplary efficiency and offer spontaneous responsiveness even at low engine speeds, offering best-in-class acceleration figures. The 2-liter 4- cylinder petrol engine of the BMW 630i generates maximum output of 258 hp and peak torque of 400 Nm with 0-100 kmph acceleration in just 6.5 seconds. The 2-liter 4-cylinder diesel engine of the BMW 620d develops maximum output of 190 hp and a peak torque of 400 Nm with 0-100 kmph acceleration in 7.9 seconds. The 3-liter 6-cylinder in-line diesel engine of BMW 630d produces maximum output of 265hp and peak torque of 620 Nm with 0-100 kmph acceleration in 6.1 seconds, making it the quickest car in its segment.

The eight-speed Steptronic sport automatic transmission performs smooth, almost imperceptible gearshifts. For even greater driving pleasure, it comes with steering wheel paddle shifters and cruise control with braking function. The standard Adaptive 2-axle Air Suspension with its self-leveling feature maintains constant height irrespective of the load, providing great comfort. It offers maximum ride comfort and extreme sporting capability. Individual electronically controlled dampers offer exceptional precision and improve the drive and handling dynamics. The damper response settings vary according to the mode selected with the Driving Experience Control switch, which allows the driver to choose between different modes to suit the driving conditions – Comfort, Comfort+, Sport, Sport+ and Adaptive.

 

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GTU Motorsport made India rank 45th in Formula Student Racing.

April 7, 2021 / 0 Comments / 42 / Car News

Team GTU Motorsports is the Formula Student Combustion Team of GUJARAT TECHNOLOGICAL UNIVERSITY (GTU)  based in Ahmedabad, Gujarat. The Team was formed in April 2014, when seven GTU affiliated institutes signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to form a team under GTU. The team comprises a well-balanced combination of seniors with talent and expertise as well as juniors who bring creativity and zeal to the advancement of the Team.

Team GTU Motorsports shares that following the completion of Formula Bharat 2021, the team has risen 27 ranks in the global Formula Student Ranking Index and now stands on the 45th spot! At the moment, they are the ONLY Indian Formula Student Combustion team in the top 50.

Over the course, they have acquired a lot of recognition and expertise, which has effectively pushed them to this level. In the process of developing an open-wheel, single-seater Formula A style race car that enables students in inculcating skills like manufacturing, design, management, marketing as well as teamwork along the way. Every year, they represent GTU at two major events: Formula Bharat and Supra SAE INDIA. Our ambition is to bring GTU Motorsports closest to a “Real-world engineering experience”, not strictly limited to automotive design and racing. The team was formed for the students to enhance their learning experience and to go from book-smart to street-smart. Their motto is “Building People, not just Race Cars” and hence they focus on the overall development of an individual joining the team. Team GTU Motorsports is a result of the above-mentioned ideology and initiative.

Their ambition is to bring GTU Motorsports closest to a “Real-world engineering experience” not strictly limited to automotive design and racing. The team was formed for the students to enhance their learning experience and to go from book-smart to street-smart. Their motto is “Building People, not just Race Cars” and hence we focus on the overall development of an individual joining the team. Team GTU Motorsports is a result of the above-mentioned
ideology and initiative.

The team consists of 40 students from various colleges affiliated to Gujarat Technological University GTU, which are situated in various zones across the state which includes students from Mechanical, Automobile, Electrical, Electronics & Communication, IT & CE branches of engineering as well as management.

Few Achievements:

  • Even in times of pandemic, the team secured 3rd rank in Design Presentation and also won the Best Business Plan Pitch Deck in the first-ever Virtual Formula Bharat 2021.
  •  GTM20 is the Fifth Consecutive Race Car of Team GTU  Motorsports since its inception. GTM20 competed in Formula Bharat 2020 held at Kari Motor Speedway, Coimbatore from 22nd January to 26th January 2020 and secured 3rd rank overall. 1st rank in Endurance &Acceleration.
  • GTM19 (previous vehicle) performed exceptionally well in static as well as dynamic events. The team secured 1st rank in Acceleration, Endurance, Overall Efficiency. Hence, the team was declared as Champion in the 2019 edition of Formula Bharat, which was also held at Kari Motor Speedway, Coimbatore.
  •  GTM18 secured 2nd place overall at SUPRA SAE, held at Buddha International Circuit, Greater Noida.
  •  GTM17 won the SUPRA SAE which was held at Buddha International Circuit, Greater Noida.

 

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Mercedes-Benz A-class limousine launched in India

March 27, 2021 / 0 Comments / 55 / Car News

Mercedes-Benz a brand that entered the Indian Auto Industry back in 1994 and continues to rule the premium sedan market since date. There is a fair bit of competition between the market and other Automotive manufacturer.  Earlier this month 3-series Limousine was launched and there was a segment where the Mercedes lacked, to which they decided to launch a car which was showcased and launched for the world back in 2019. Mercedes-Benz India launched the A-Class Limousine. The all-new A-Class Limousine is the longest and tallest in its segment. Extremely sporty and equipped with a high level of features and latest technology enrichments the new A-Class, strengthens the limousine offering of Mercedes-Benz. In addition, Mercedes-Benz rolled-out the Mercedes-AMG A35 4MATIC, combining fun to drive and the adrenaline experience associated with an AMG, at the same time adding the practicality of daily usage.

Quick overview of Mercedes over the A series:

Continuation of AMG localization reiterates the world-class production prowess of Mercedes-Benz India and a growing focus on the AMG portfolio.

  •  The first time the ‘AMG 35 series’ is launched for Indian customers.
  • First time in the Indian auto industry: 8-year warranty for Engine & Transmission is offered as a standard for the A-Class Limousine
  • AMG A 35 4MATIC is the 12th Locally Manufactured model from Mercedes-Benz India
  • AMG A 35 4MATIC is the second AMG to the roll-out of the assembly lines at Mercedes-Benz India’s production facility in Chakan, Pune
  • Mercedes-Benz India now produces 12 CKD (Complete Knocked Down) models across body shapes in its state-of-art production facility in Chakan, Pune 
  • The AMG portfolio in India now comprises the 35, 43, 53, 63, and GT series of high-performance vehicles across different body shapes
  • Ex-showroom price: A-Class 200 (Petrol): Rs. 39.90 lakhs | A-Class 200d (Diesel): Rs. 40.90 lakhs | AMG A 35 4 MATIC: Rs. 56.25 lakhs.
  • Overwhelming customer response to the A-Class Limousine even before launch; April and May deliveries already sold out.

 

Overview of the A-Class limousine:-

  • Highly technology-laden: Latest connected car technology featuring New-Gen NTG 6 telematics, 2021 Mercedes me connect with OTA, MBUX Connect features and “Hey Mercedes” powered by AI
  • Sophisticated and elaborate interior appointments: Complete digital instrument cluster, HD media display, an ARTICO leather in beige/ black upholstery, elegant open-pore walnut trim, multifunction steering wheel with chrome AC vents.
  • Longer and taller dimensions for extra room and comfort for rear passengers: Long Wheelbase at 2729 mm | Extra Headroom at 944 mm
  • With a Cd value of 0.22 and a frontal area of 2.19 m²
  • Most engine options at market launch for a limousine: Petrol | Diesel | AMG
  • Attractive service package: Best-in-class service packages starting INR 61,200 (A200 Petrol), INR 73,200 (A200 d Diesel) for 2 years.

Overview of the AMG A 35 4 MATIC:-

  • Powerful performance and drive experience synonymous with AMG.
  • Adaptive AMG suspension | AMG SPORTS PACKAGE Exterior | Sports Seats with DINAMICA Upholstery
  • Supersport Steering Wheel: Leather embossed
  • High-end Burmester® Sound System with 12 speakers
  • AMG SPOKE WHEELS 18″ ALL ROUND | PARKING PACKAGE | Active Park Assist
  • Service packages starting at Rs. 63, 600 for 2 years for the AMG A 35 4M

 

Detailed information about the A-class limousine:-

 

The 2021 Mercedes me connect in the A-Class Limousine now offers 3 distinct new features and redefines connectivity:

  1. Alexa home integration with Mercedes me connect | 2. Google home Mercedes me connect
  2. Parking Solution POIs in navigation system

Alexa Home Integration:

Any conversation with Alexa promises to be more fun as the systems connect with customers Mercedes Benz via the cloud and provide real-time updates. This feature can be used from an Alexa Echo device setup at the home, office, or also from the phone’s Alexa App. Some examples that one can command, “Alexa, Ask Mercedes to set a reminder for evening dinner” or “Alexa, Ask Mercedes to unlock to take a courier delivery” or “Alexa, Ask Mercedes to turn on the climate control”

Google Home Integration:

As an alternative, Google Home integration is also offered for Google home users. In a similar way, once the Mercedes me connect is linked to Google Home, users can start issuing commands to the device and get real-time updates about the vehicle, sitting at home

Parking Locations (POIs) in a vehicle or in Mercedes me App:

Mercedes-Benz India offers in the A-Class Limousine, the new Parking solution, which shows Parking lots available across different parts of the cities. The Parking POIs (Points of interest) can be easily spotted in the vehicle’s navigation system or even in the Mercedes me App maps section.

Features of Parking solution –

  • Off-street structured parking locations are visible in the Navigation system
  • POIs include public parking like malls, buildings, paid parking lots, etc.
  • Added value by providing information on bifurcation of covered parking and non-covered parking (separate icons)
  • Customer can select a parking lot on the Mercedes me App and can push the location to the vehicle with a single touch

Exterior:

  • The typical energetic look and thus the recognition value are highlighted by the new generation of headlamps– with an impressive high-tech appearance.
  • The profile of the luxury limousine has an engaging appearance. The balanced and precisely defined proportions appeal with their stretched lines and large wheelbase.

Interior:

  • The progressive design and the elaborate equipment line substantially enhances the car’s appeal
  • From every perspective, the excitement and high-quality technology associated with A-Limousine are intensified.
  • It meets the highest of aesthetic standards and adds this to a versatility of design preferred by young customers.

Feautres:-

  • NTG 6 with MBUX | Mercedes me connect | HD Media Display | Autonomous active brake assist | Complete digital instrument panel | Media display with touchscreen
  • In addition, for occupants’ comfort, features like two-zone air conditioner, rear-seat armrest, front wireless charger, touchpad, and a panoramic sunroof are provided.

 

Detailed information on AMG A 35 4MATIC

 

 Exterior:

  • The grille with twin louvers, the AMG front bumper with flics on the air intakes, a front splitter and silver chrome trim elements are distinguishing AMG design features on the A 35
  • The latest technology Multibeam headlamps give sharp emotional appeal to the sleek sloping front
  • The all new rear adaptive LED tail-lamps enhance the sporty look, complimented by rear spoiler and two twin diffusers for efficient aerodynamics
  • The round exhaust with chrome elements and curtain element in the bumper enhance the sharp characteristics.

 Interior 

  •  The flat bottom steering wheel in nappa leather, twin digital displays (widescreen) and attractive diffusers give the cabin a modern look
  • The ergonomically contoured sport seats in DINAMICA microfibre with red stitching enhance the interior of new Mercedes-AMG A 35 4MATIC

Other key feature highlights of the AMG A 35 4M:

  • Burmester® surround sound system | Adaptive AMG suspension
  • AMG SPOKE WHEELS 18″ ALL ROUND
  • PARKING PACKAGE | Active park Assist

 

How many colours to offer on my Mercedes?

 

A 200 & A 200 d:

  • Polar White | Mojave Silver | Mountain Grey | Cosmos Black | Denim Blue | Iridium Silver

AMG A 35 4MATIC:

  • Polar White | Mojave Silver | Mountain Grey | Cosmos Black | Denim Blue | Iridium Silver | Sun Yellow (On special request)

Technical information:-

  A 200 A 200 d Mercedes-AMG A 35 4MATIC
Engine In-line 4 cylinder In-line 4 cylinder 2.0-litre 4-cylinder in-line with exhaust gas turbocharger
Displacement 1332 cc 1950 cc 1991 cc
Max. output 120 kW (163 hp) at 5500 rpm 110 kW (150 hp) 225 kW (306 hp) at 5800 rpm
Peak torque 250 Nm at 1620-4000 rpm 320 Nm at 1400-3200 rpm 400 Nm at 3000-4000 rpm
Drive system 2WD 2WD AMG Performance 4MATIC variable all-wheel drive
Transmission 7G-DCT 8G-DCT AMG SPEEDSHIFT DCT 7G dual-clutch transmission
Acceleration 0-100 km/h 8.3s 8.2s 4.8 s

We wish Merecedes-Benz India all the best for this launch.

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Jaguar makes its foray into electric cars in India with its I-PACE

March 23, 2021 / 0 Comments / 63 / Car News

Jaguar a car manufacturing company that has got significant attention in the Indian market after the acquisition by Tata Motors. Few cars launched by Jaguar Land Rover India get significant attention on the road such as the XJL, or the F-pace. Similarly today Jaguar has again launched a head-turner named Jaguar I-Pace.

The I-Pace is the first complete electric car to be launched in India by Jaguar. The company has received an overwhelming response from the foreign market on the I-pace. The car was first unveiled at Geneva Motor Show 2018. The Jaguar I-Pace has won over 80 global awards, including the prestigious World Car of the Year, World Car Design of the Year, and World Green Car in 2019, making it a true electric vehicle icon within a short span of time. Let’s find out what’s interesting about this electric SUV.

A quick overview:-

  • The Jaguar I-PACE offers an unrivaled balance of all-wheel drive performance, refinement, luxury, and agility. The vehicle is powered by a 90 kWh lithium-ion battery delivering 294 kW power and 696 Nm torque, allowing the I-PACE to accelerate from 0-100 km/h in just 4.8 s 
  • The Jaguar I-PACE presents customers with leading in-car technologies and is the first Jaguar in India to receive the new Pivi Pro infotainment system
  • The I-PACE has been designed to include state-of-the-art digital technologies that assist the driver while providing maximum safety. 3D Surround Camera provides a 360-degree digital plan view of the surrounding area whereas the ClearSight Rear View Mirror improves vision and convenience
  • The I-PACE is equipped with Software over the Air (SOTA) functionality. This ensures that systems such as infotainment, battery management, and charging can be updated remotely
  • The Jaguar Land Rover Retailer network across 19 cities in India is EV ready
  • Jaguar I-PACE is priced from ₹ 105.9 Lakh (ex-showroom India), inclusive of 5 years service package, 5 years road-side assistance package, 7.4 kW AC wall-mounted charger, and 8 years or 160 000 km battery warranty
  • Range on a full charge for the I-pace is 470kms.

 

HyperFocal: 0

 

23rd March 2021, Mumbai: Jaguar Land Rover India, today announced the launch of the all-electric Jaguar I-PACE in India with a starting price of ₹ 105.9 Lakh (ex-showroom India). The Jaguar I-PACE is powered by a 90 kWh battery that delivers 294 kW power and 696 Nm torque, allowing the I-PACE to accelerate from 0-100 km/h in just 4.8 s. 

Performance:-

The I-Pace’s linear acceleration is instantaneous with no lag and no gear shift interruptions. Its 294 kW (395 BHP) of peak power takes you from 0-100 km/h in only 4.8 s. The 90 kWh battery is positioned within the floor, between the axles, giving a low center of gravity and near-perfect weight distribution. The I-PACE is underpinned by an advanced electric vehicle architecture created specifically for this car that delivers excellent driving dynamics while minimizing weight. The double-wishbone suspension at the front and integral link suspension at the rear has been tuned to give the I-PACE the perfect balance of dynamic handling and refinement.

Features:-

I-PACE features the latest & more driver-focused technology and is the first Jaguar in India to offer Pivi Pro Infotainment System. The 31.24 cm (12.3) HD instrument cluster features completely revised graphics to give an even clearer indication of the battery state of charge. The I-PACE is available with a wireless device charging pad beneath the ‘floating’ center console. Wireless charging also includes signal boosting, ensuring the phone’s signal remains strong for longer. A Smartphone Pack with Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ is available, as is Bluetooth technology which can pair two phones simultaneously ensuring you’ll always be connected. 

Interior:-

Inside the cabin, the ClearSight Rear View Mirror improves vision and convenience by ensuring the driver always has an unobstructed view of the road behind even with three people in the rear seat. It uses a wide-angle, rear-facing camera linked to a high-resolution screen within the frameless glass mirror. A small toggle switch on the mirror allows the driver to switch seamlessly between the view from the standard mirror and the camera feed. The I-Pace is equipped with Software over the Air (SOTA) functionality. This means Systems including infotainment, battery management, and charging can be updated remotely. Using the vehicle’s built-in data connection, the latest software can be downloaded automatically. All occupants benefit from the enhanced climate control system, which delivers smart, energy-efficient heating or cooling of up to four zones independently. When charging, customers can use the I-PACE’s pre-conditioning system (which optimizes battery temperature) to also purge the cabin of allergens and ultrafine particles before beginning a journey.

GOING ELECTRIC MADE EASY

Jaguar has ensured that every step of the customer journey delivers peace of mind and makes owning an electric car as easy as possible. 22 retail outlets across 19 cities are now EV ready with over 35 EV chargers installed and more underway. These chargers are a combination of 7.4 kW AC chargers and 25 kW DC (fast) chargers. Retailer staff has been extensively trained with in-depth and dedicated courses on EVs, thus enabling them to cater to all requirements and queries of customers. Further, to charge the Jaguar I-PACE, customers may either use a Home Charging Cable that is provided as standard with the vehicle or use a 7.4 kW AC wall-mounted charger that is also provided as standard. The installation of this charger at the customer’s house will be done by Tata Power Ltd and will be coordinated via Jaguar Retailers. Customers may also access Tata Power’s fast-expanding EZ Charge network of around 200 I-PACE compatible charging points on use and pay basis. To ensure complete peace of mind, Jaguar I-PACE is provided with complimentary 5 years service package, 5 years roadside assistance package, 8 years or 160 000 km battery warranty, and a 7.4 kW AC wall-mounted charger. More details on this are available with Jaguar Retailers and customers are requested to contact them for further information.

 

We wish Jaguar India all the best for their new I-Pace launch.

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Audi launches the S5 Sportback in India

March 22, 2021 / 0 Comments / 92 / Car News

The Audi S5 was first introduced in the 2009 Frankfurt Motor Show,  Audi had gained a lot of attention to their ‘S’ variant. The Audi S5 (B9) is an all-wheel-drive coupé, Sportback, & cabriolet built by Audi in late 2016, after its unveiling in June 2016. Its Sportback trim adds rear doors and a hatchback rear. It is part of the second generation model line following on from the Audi S5 (B8) that had been in production since 2007.

Mumbai, March 22, 2021: Audi, the German luxury car manufacturer, today announced the launch of the new Audi S5 Sportback in India. Powering the latest Audi S5 Sportback is a 3.0-liter, twin-turbo TFSI petrol engine delivering 354 hp and 500 Nm of torque, mated to an 8-speed Tiptronic gearbox that sends power to all four wheels. The four-door sports coupe is being brought to India via the CBU route and is priced from INR 79.06 lakhs (ex-showroom).

 

  • S-specific design elements enhance sleek four-door sports coupe silhouette
  • Quattro permanent all-wheel drive with a self-locking center differential
  • New 48.26 cm (R19), 5 double-arm, S Design, Graphite Gray Alloy wheels 
  • New S Sports Suspension with Damper Control
  • Audi Virtual Cockpit Plus with additional Sport Mode view 
  • Matrix LED headlamps with dynamic turn signals
  • Comfort key with electric boot lid function
  • Bang & Olufsen Premium Sound system with 3D sound
  • The navigation system on the high-resolution 25.65 cm color display with MMI  (Multi Media Interface) Touch

Exterior Design: 

  •  Large surfaces, sharp edges, an exciting play of light and shadow – the exterior design of the S5 embodies the progressive Audi design language. 
  • Striking shoulder line arches dynamically above the wheel housings.
  • A wide, low single-frame grille features three-dimensional aluminum struts and is flanked by the standard Matrix LED headlights.
  • U-shaped clasps structure the large, pentagonal air inlets, which are partly filled with honeycomb grilles and separate openings allow direct airflow into the wheel housings for improved aerodynamics.
  • Exterior mirrors have aluminum-look housings and the strongly contoured side sills are particularly eye-catching.
  • The Audi S5 Sportback has a spoiler integrated into the luggage compartment lid. LED rear lights with dynamic turn signals are standard.
  • There is a choice of eight paint finishes, including Turbo Blue, Daytona Gray, and Tango red.
  • The 48.26 cm, 5 double arm S style Graphite Gray alloys along with optional red brake calipers add to the sportiness of the Audi S5 Sportback.

An optional Black styling package can be selected to make the Audi S5 Sportback stand out even more.

Interior design:

Style and functionality

  • Horizontal lines characterize the design. A wide band of air vents, an elegant air conditioning panel, and a large decorative surface define the instrument panel layout.
  • The large glass panoramic sunroof provides a glorious view of the sky from inside the car.
  • Electrically adjustable front Sports seats with Driver side memory are standard.
  • Seat coverings are available in a leather/Alcantara combination and you can choose from the Black and Rotor Gray colors.
  • The illuminated door sill strips, the sport leather flat-bottom steering wheel with multifunction plus, and the clasp on the Tiptronic selector lever bear the S logo with a red rhombus.
  • The pedal caps and the footrest are stainless steel; the inlays are made of matt-brushed aluminum with additional options to choose from.
  • Contour Ambient lighting that you can control and choose from 30 different colors.
  • The S5 Sportback features 3-zone automatic air conditioning as standard.

Controls and infotainment: 

  • The MMI system onboard the S5 models offers a highly modern control logic.
  • Features intelligent free-text search function and the voice control function recognizes inputs from everyday speech.
  • Audi Virtual Cockpit plus offers a fully digital instrument cluster for the flexible and need-based display of information relevant to the driver.
  • Innovative, fully digital 31.24 cm instrument cluster in full HD resolution, Audi Virtual Cockpit Plus comes with three customizable view modes: Sport, S performance & Dynamic.
  • The optional head-up display projects important data onto the windshield as symbols and digits.
  • The infotainment system is modular, with MMI navigation plus with MMI touch and a 25.65 cm monitor topping the infotainment range.
  • Audi Sound system is standard and can be upgraded to Bang & Olufsen Premium Sound system with a 3D sound that has 19 speakers with a maximum output of 755W.

Smart features:

  • The Audi Smartphone interface helps get easy access to your phone system, navigation, music, and third-party apps via the MMI touch display or smartphone.
  • The optionally available Audi Park Assist works in tandem with the Parking System to identify suitable bay and kerb-sized parking spaces using ultrasonic sensors. While the driver accelerates and changes gears, the system automatically steers the vehicle during parking.
  • Optional Comfort Key with sensor-controlled luggage compartment release.

Driving Dynamics:

3.0 TFSI: Firepower

 

  • 3.0 TFSI V6 petrol engine uses turbocharging and a combination of direct injection and indirect injection for best efficiency and performance.
  • The output is 354 hp (260 kW), and 500 Nm of torque is available between 1,370 and 4,500 rpm.
  • A sporty exhaust note provides a fitting soundtrack
  • The start-stop system helps reduce fuel consumption and CO emissions by switching the engine off when the vehicle is stationary. The system can be deactivated at any time via a button.

 

The eight-speed Tiptronic: lightning-fast and smooth 

 

  • The 3.0 TFSI transmits its power to a lightning-fast and smooth-shifting eight-speed Tiptronic transmission system.
  • Lower gears feature short, sporty ratios, while the upper gears are long to reduce revs and fuel consumption.
  • Let the torque converter automatic transmission work on its own or one can choose to switch to manual for more control.
  • Shift sequence and connection logic are optimized for the rapid development of traction.

Quattro permanent all-wheel drive and sporty suspension:

  • Self-locking center differential with Quattro permanent all-wheel-drive system transfers power from the eight-speed Tiptronic to all four wheels.
  • Torque is normally distributed in a ratio of 40:60 between the front and rear axle.
  • S Sports Suspension is standard and can be upgraded to the sophisticated S Sports Suspension with Damper Control that contributes to the sporty driving dynamics of the Audi S5 Sportback.
  • The S Sports suspension with Damper Control comes with damper settings for more direct contact with the road and sportier handling.

We wish Audi India All the Best for the S5.

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ŠKODA KUSHAQ- The KING

March 20, 2021 / 0 Comments / 78 / Car News

The all-new Skoda Kushaq, yes you guessed it right it is based on the concept car ‘VISION IN’ showcased in AutoExpo 2020. Earlier Skoda India registered the name as ‘KLIQ’ for the production-spec variant of the Vision IN. A few days ago in January 2021, Skoda India announced the name Kushaq and the significance of the name was derived from the Sanskrit word called Kushak. Why is it named ‘Kushaq’ then you may ask? Skoda defines SUVs and crossovers with the naming format starting with ‘K’ and ending with ‘Q’ for example the Karoq, Kodiaq, and the new upcoming crossover which might be called ‘Kamiq’. Earlier Skoda India registered the name KLIQ for the production-spec variant of the Vision IN. The launch of the ŠKODA KUSHAQ sees the brand enter India’s rapidly growing mid-size SUV segment. Lining up alongside the larger KODIAQ and KAROQ models, the KUSHAQ – developed exclusively for India – is the third ŠKODA SUV in that market.

Price of  Kushaq? Launch date?

This was a World Premiere of the Kushaq, the company is yet to reveal the launch date and price. We still expect the car to be launched just after the New Skoda Octavia which debuts the Indian sedan market later in April 2021. Regarding the price, we estimate this product to be placed between 10lacs to 15lacs as we mentioned in our previous article on Kushaq.

How Big is Kushaq in real life?

The SUV is 4,225 mm long, 1,760 mm wide, and has a height of 1,612 mm. Its long wheelbase of 2,651 mm – which is among the longest in the segment – and a ground clearance of 188 mm makes it appear much larger than it actually is.

Reference Hyundai Creta: L x W x H =4,300 mm x 1,790 mm  x 1,635 mm .Wheelbase : 2610mm. Ground Clearance : 190mm.

How is the Exterior?

ŠKODA has retained a wealth of the striking VISION IN concept car’s aspects in the production model virtually without making any changes. Featuring a distinctive front and prominent bonnet, the KUSHAQ’s ŠKODA SUV family resemblance is clear at first glance. The ribs of the wide grille are gloss black and the chrome grille surround extends to the headlights. The upper section of the muscular front bumper is body-colored, the lower part is black. From the Ambition trim level upwards, the underbody protection comes in a silver finish, as do the roof rails, which are black in the Active trim. A straight roofline, as well as a tornado line at the height of the door, handles, make the vehicle appear longer than it actually is. At the same time, the powerful wheel arches set off with black plastic trim and black side skirts bring out the KUSHAQ’s athletic look and lend it a self-assured stance on the road. The Style variant also features chrome-plated window frames and door handles. The clearly structured rear is characterized by the elongated roof spoiler, the ŠKODA lettering in block letters on the tailgate, and the bumper with a robust rear diffuser, which is set off in silver from the Ambition trim line upwards. The ŠKODA KUSHAQ offers plenty of space for five occupants and, with a capacity of 385 l, has a generous boot. The entry-level trim line, Active, features 16-inch steel wheels and Lhotse full wheel covers. In the Ambition trim level, the KUSHAQ comes with Grus 16-inch alloy wheels, while 17-inch Atlas two-tone alloys provide a visual highlight as standard for the Style variant.

How is the interior?

Even the entry-level variant of the ŠKODA KUSHAQ features particularly powerful air conditioning, and from Ambition upwards, the SUV boasts Climatronic with a touch control panel. Even more ultra-modern features are offered in the range-topping trim, Style, which comes with ventilated leather front seats, KESSY keyless entry, an electric sliding glass roof, and an auto-dimming rear-view mirror.

The steering wheel grabs the attention to a whole new level as it is a 2-spoke steering wheel. Probably the first in India to bring back the two-spoke steering wheel in fashion. We believe Skoda to introduce the same steering wheel on the new Skoda Octavia as well.

The interior of the KUSHAQ is dominated by a central, free-standing infotainment touchscreen; the character line running below this makes reference to the silhouette of the ŠKODA grille. A unique storage option has been specially designed to meet the needs of Indian customers: a utility recess on the dashboard. This is where the driver can keep a firmly attached lucky charm in clear view. All variants of the brand-new SUV offer numerous storage compartments in the interior with a total capacity of up to 26.2 l. These include, for example, the 6.1-litre glove compartment, which is air-conditioned from the Ambition trim upwards, and the 2.2-liter Jumbo Box in the center console. In the front and rear door panels, there is plenty of room for storing bottles and other items. A cup holder can be found in the armrest of the rear seat, which folds down in a ratio of 60:40 from Ambition upwards. The Ambition trim also offers a compartment in the roof lining in the front for keeping sunglasses, so they are always within easy reach. Even in the entry-level variant, the ŠKODA KUSHAQ offers white ambient lighting and LED reading lights in the front and rear. From the Ambition trim level upwards, the ambient lighting also illuminates the dashboard and door handles, while the door handles are chrome-plated and the gearstick knob is upholstered in leather. The Style trim is particularly elegant. It offers an extended chrome package with decorative chrome trim on the instrument panel as well as the gearstick surround; the handbrake locking button also sports a chrome look. The side bolsters of the ventilated front seats, which come as standard, are finished in a leather-look, as are the covers of the center armrest and the armrests in the doors.

Top-of-the-range infotainment system with a 10-inch screen

The Ambition and Style trim levels include the range-topping infotainment system with a 10-inch color touchscreen that has the same functionalities as is common for smartphones. This system also features a dual tuner, a Wi-Fi hotspot, and an external microphone for hands-free phone calls. On top of this, the system supports Bluetooth standard 4.0. Smartphones can be paired and the online app store accessed without the need for a cable using Wireless SmartLink technology. Downloads from the online app store allow for the range of functions to be expanded, for example, by a navigation function. The GPS receiver required has been pre-installed accordingly for this purpose. There are two USB-C ports in the center console as well as two at the rear console for connecting and charging mobile devices via cable; the Style variant can also be equipped with a Phone Box in the front which allows smartphones to be charged inductively. In addition to MP3 and WMA, this system can also play AAC and FLAC media files.

ŠKODA sound system with additional subwoofer

The ŠKODA Kushaq comes with six high-performance speakers as standard – two separate tweeters and bass speakers in the front and two two-way speakers in the rear – providing a wide frequency range and guaranteeing excellent sound. The ŠKODA sound system is part of the standard equipment in the Style variant. In addition to higher-performance speakers, it also offers a separate amplifier and a subwoofer that is located in the spare wheel well.

What are the features of Kushaq on Safety?

With its comprehensive range of active and passive safety features and numerous convenient assistance systems, the ŠKODA Kushaq provides excellent levels of protection for the driver and passengers. High levels of driving safety are ensured at all times by the ESC system, which is a standard feature in all variants. The Multi-Collision Brake prevents potential follow-on collisions in the event of an accident. Should an accident occur, the vehicle’s occupants are protected by up to six airbags: in addition to airbags for the driver and front passenger, the KUSHAQ can be fitted with optional front side airbags and curtain airbags. All headrests are height-adjustable, and the center seat in the rear is also equipped with a three-point seat belt. ISOFIX and top-tether anchor points on the rear seats to fit child seats come as standard.

How Powerful is the  Kushaq?

The  MQB variant specially adapted for India, the MQB-A0-IN platform, makes it possible to equip the brand-new ŠKODA Kushaq with advanced and efficient TSI engines. Thanks to their low fuel consumption, the direct-injection petrol engines enable long ranges. The car comes in two engine options both are petrol. The entry-level 1.0 TSI produces 85 kW (115 PS) from its displacement of one liter. Power is transmitted to the front wheels via a 6-speed manual gearbox or a 6-speed automatic transmission

The 1.5 TSI has – as its denomination suggests – a displacement of 1.5 liters. Its power output of 110 kW (150 PS) is delivered to the front wheels via a manual 6-speed gearbox, the same as with the 1.0 TSI. This engine can be configured with a 7-speed DSG with gear ratios that offer a perfect blend of sportiness and comfort.

 

Kushaq comes in 5 color varients

  • Candy white
  • Brilliant Silver
  • Carbon Steel
  • Honey Orange
  • Tornado Red

We are eager to test the car as much as you, want to know more about the Kushaq, head out to our YouTube channel we have got the World Static Premier covered.

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Jeep Wrangler : Now assembled in India

March 18, 2021 / 0 Comments / 60 / Car News

When you hear Car enthusiasts discussing  4×4’s go offroad, there are major brands that come to in our mind such as the Land Rover, Toyota, or maybe the Isuzu. But one such brand which has always been on the count is JEEP. Built on 80 years of legendary heritage, Jeep is the authentic SUV with capability, craftsmanship, and versatility for people who seek extraordinary journeys. Jeep launched the Wrangler in August 2019, but it was a full import and the taxes were heavy.

One of the many reasons why the Indian automotive industry has rare cars like the Nissan Skyline, Subaru Imprezza, etc is the import duty levied on them which is 100% that means if a car is worth 30lacs it will be in your parking lot only if you pay 60lacs that’s just an example. But one solution for this issue is to locally assemble the cars in India for which the taxes are 20-30% which is affordable for the company and the customers as well.

Jeep India today announced that the Jeep Wrangler – the world’s most recognized vehicle is now locally-assembled and launched in India at INR 53.90 lakh (ex-showroom price). Jeep India started production of the Wrangler in February and is now ready for retail across the country. Celebrating 80 years of Jeep globally, a limited number of the Wrangler’s 80th Anniversary ‘Launch Edition’ is also
available to Indian customers. The locally-assembled Jeep Wrangler is launched in two attractive variants – the Unlimited and the legendary, Rubicon. Both variants will be powered by a Bharat Stage VI compliant 2.0-litre, IN-Line 4-cylinder, turbo petrol powertrain. Based on the group’s GME or Global Medium Engine platform, this powertrain produces 268 horsepower and 400 Nm of torque
and comes with an 8-speed automatic gearbox.

This Jeep could be yours at:-

Locally-assembled Jeep Wrangler Variant Ex-showroom Price (₹)
Unlimited 53,90,000
Rubicon 57,90,000

( A huge difference of 8-10lacs over the previous Import)

MOPAR-ORIGINAL ACCESSORY SUITE FOR JEEP WRANGLER

The Jeep Wrangler is the of the most personalized and customized vehicles in the world. Today, the Jeep brand also announced the introduction of a MOPAR-original accessory suite, which offers a selection of over 120 accessories for the Jeep Wrangler. These accessories range from Essential, Comfort, Sports, Leisure, Utility, Car Care, and so on. Four accessory packs will be available for customers to order –

  • Explorer Pack
  • Night Ultra Vision Pack
  • Sports Pack
  • Essential Pack

Jeep brand’s India-owned 100,000 square-foot MOPAR Parts Distribution Centre in Chakan will be supplying these accessories to Jeep brand dealerships.

THE ICONIC JEEP WRANGLER

The Wrangler is the Jeep brand’s most technologically advanced Wrangler ever. World-renowned for its craftsmanship, off-road prowess and customizable design, the Wrangler has become the metaphorical template for SUVs globally.

The Jeep Wrangler Rubicon commands the highest respect as an authentic off-roader. The legendary Rubicon’s off-roading prowess comes from its proven RockTrac® Full Time 4×4 technology. It is equipped with an electronically operated clutch that engages and disengages automatically depending on the amount of traction needed in the situation. A mechanical shifter is provided to shift from 2H to 4L, 4H Auto, and Part-Time 4L. 4H Part-Time and 4L modes use ‘Smart Lock’ to maintain constant 4WD engagement for off-road driving. Power is transmitted to the wheels through a Dana 44 heavy-duty, solid axles, with TruLok® in the front and rear.

The Front Sway Bar in the Rubicon can be electronically disconnected. Flip the toggle switch on the center stack of the dashboard and the Sway Bar can be disconnected in 4L and 4H, allowing the front suspension to travel up to an additional 30%. The Wrangler is known for its superb articulation amongst SUVs across the globe and the Rubicon is the benchmark.

Part of the unique performance features that the Rubicon offers is ‘Offroad+’. It is activated by the push of a button provided next to the Sway Bar toggle on the center stack. When engaged, Offroad+ automatically adapts to the type of terrain the Rubicon is on and makes adjustments to key systems for optimal performance. These including throttle, Selec-Speed® Control, traction control, and transmission shift mode. If enabled in 4H, it tailors the performance for higher-speed driving on sand. When enabled in 4L, it adjusts for low-speed rock crawling. The Rubicon has an outstanding crawl ratio of 77:1 with a 4:1 low range ratio, which makes it an off-roader par excellence.

The Rubicon has a ground clearance of 217 mm (as per IS 9435:2004), water wading capability of 760 mm (at 8 km/h), and approach, departure, and break-over angles of 36-degrees, 31-degrees, and 21-degrees respectively. It has thick gauge boron steel underbody skid plates, which protect critical sections of the vehicle’s underbelly in potentially extreme off-road conditions.

While both have state-of-the-art 4×4 hardware making them superior off-roaders in their own right, the Rubicon is the more capable off-roader. The Unlimited is also an incredibly attractive package with body-colored trapezoidal wheel flares, 18-inch aluminum alloys with granite crystal spokes, and all-season tires. Also a proven Trail Rated off-roader, the Unlimited comes with the SelecTrac® Full Time 4×4 system. This proven system with its active 4WD transfer case is fully automatic and intelligent, so customers can simply enjoy the driving experience. It sends torque to the wheels with the most grip, providing continuous optimum traction in all driving conditions. The ‘Smart Lock’ feature keeps the system engaged during off-roading or low traction road conditions.

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All new BMW M340i

March 17, 2021 / 0 Comments / 59 / Car News

The first-ever BMW M340i xDrive sets new standards of performance attributes that will satisfy and impress auto enthusiasts. The car is powered by a straight six-cylinder petrol engine with 387 hp. Together, the high engine performance, M Performance chassis tuning, M-specific suspension technology, BMW xDrive intelligent all-wheel drive and the M Sport rear differential provide for an outstanding driving experience. The exceptional sporty character is underscored by the model-specific design and multiple equipment features.

Gurugram. BMW India has launched the powerful BMW M340i xDrive in the country. Locally-produced at BMW Group Plant Chennai, it is the first high-performance BMW with an M engine to be made in India.

The car is available at an attractive price (ex-showroom) as follows –
The first-ever BMW M340i xDrive : INR 62,90,000

BMW M Performance Accessories offer customers the ability to bring their personality to the vehicles. To enhance the sporty appearance and character of the car, customers have the option to choose from a wide range of individual accessories including wheel size upgrades or
curated accessory packages – Enthusiast Pack, Racer’s Pack, and Motorsport Pack.

The first-ever BMW M340i xDrive

 

Exterior:

The exterior design of the first-ever BMW M340i xDrive inspires with its sporting theme. The front end cuts a wide, low-slung, and aggressive figure. The large BMW  kidney grille mesh inserts are framed by a single surround and split up by wide bars that link to the headlight units. The car features Adaptive LED headlights with BMW Laserlight which offers variable illumination of the road ahead. They stand apart with their hexagonal daytime driving light rings and blue, L-shaped elements in the inner and outer light sources. The car’s hood, long wheelbase, short overhangs, and elegantly flowing roofline accentuate its sporting profile when viewed from the side. Horizontal lines and the slim, stylishly darkened light units housing L-shaped LED taillights to give the rear a wide and athletic stance. Complementing the M aerodynamics package with aerodynamically optimized body elements, the car features a body-colored M rear spoiler on the boot lid. The vehicle’s exclusive look is also enhanced by exterior mirror caps, air intake struts, trapezoidal tailpipe trims, and the model lettering all finished in Cerium Grey metallic. Adding to the sporty look are the standard 18-inch M light-alloy wheels style 790 M Bicolor with mixed tires. The option to upgrade to 19-inch M light-alloy wheels in 792 M or 796 M styling is also available.

Interior:

The interior is designed to accentuate cabin spaciousness and the driver-focused cockpit. The sport seats with M-specific upholstery in a Sensatec/Alcantara trim provide excellent lateral support and have a great range of adjustment. The Anthracite BMW Individual roof liner, BMW Individual High-Gloss Shadow Line elements, M leather steering wheel with shift paddles, M seat belt and interior trim strips in Aluminum Tetragon provide a performance-oriented ambiance. As exclusive design features, the digital instrument cluster and front door sills bear the model lettering ‘M340i’. Adding to the sense of space is the large panorama glass sunroof. Ambient Lighting with six dimmable light designs creates an atmosphere for every mood while Automatic 3 zone A/C further enhances the in-cabin experience. Welcome Light Carpet, which is projected from the side sill, welcomes passengers in glamorous style. The boot has a capacity of 480 litres and can be expanded further by folding down the 40/20/40 split rear seat backrest.

Technical Info:

The first-ever BMW M340i xDrive is powered by 2,998 cc straight-six petrol engine which produces an output of 387 hp and 500 Nm maximum torque. It is accompanied by a characteristic sound thanks to the M Sport exhaust unit. The car completes the sprint from 0 to
100 km/h in 4.4 seconds, making it the quickest car to be produced in the country.The eight-speed Steptronic Sport automatic transmission performs smooth, almost imperceptible gearshifts. At any time, in any gear, the transmission collaborates perfectly with
the engine, enabling it to develop its full power and efficiency. For even greater driving pleasure, it is available with steering wheel paddle shifters and cruise control with braking function as standard. The Driver Experience Control modes SPORT and SPORT+ help
support more dynamic driving even further by transferring power to the rear wheels. As a category first, the car features BMW xDrive, the intelligent all-wheel-drive technology which monitors the driving situations and is quick to respond to ensure maximum traction,
agility, and vehicle stability. The standard M Sport rear differential enhances traction and cornering by electronically controlling the distribution of power to each individual wheel. It helps to avoid understeer and oversteer in situations involving multiple changes of direction and load. With kinematics and elastokinematics tuned for dynamic driving, the M Sport suspension features more rigid bearings and body struts, firm springs, and anti-roll bars. It helps lower the ride height by 10 mm and offers a more engaging driving experience. The Variable Sport Steering is precise and responsive even when only a slight steering input is applied. With the variable ratio, it adjusts to the steering angle changes making it as adept at keeping the car in a straight line as at maximizing cornering agility and maneuvering comfort. M Sport brakes provide excellent braking performance and an intuitive feel, whether negotiating city streets or
driving around a circuit on a track day. The brake calipers are painted blue and display the M logo. The BMW Performance Control system increases the stability of the car by targeted braking of the wheels. A host of BMW ConnectedDrive technologies continue to break the innovation barrier in the automotive industry

. Modern cockpit concept BMW Live Cockpit Professional includes 3D Navigation, a 12.3-inch digital instrument display behind the steering wheel, and a 10.25- inch Control Display. Occupants can operate a number of car functions simply by speaking to their BMW Virtual Assistant. Hands do the talking with BMW Gesture Control that recognizes six pre-defined hand movements for control of a number of functions. The smartphone holder integrated into the center console allows inductive, Wireless Charging for mobile phones. Wireless Apple CarPlay® / Android Auto ensures seamless smartphone connection with the car to access several functions. The car features a Harman Kardon Surround Sound system with 16 loudspeakers. BMW Head-Up Display projects driving-related information onto the windscreen and directly into the driver’s field of view without having to divert their eyes from the road. Parking Assistant with Rear View Camera makes parking in tight spots easier. The Reversing Assistant provides unmatched support in reversing out of a parking spot or through narrow driveways. It keeps a record of the last 50 meters driven and assists by taking over the steering. BMW EfficientDynamics includes features such as Auto-Start-Stop, Brake-Energy Regeneration, Electronic Power Steering, 50:50 Weight Distribution, and ECO PRO mode in Driving Experience Control. BMW Safety technologies include six airbags, Attentiveness Assistance, Anti-lock Braking System (ABS) with Brake Assist, Dynamic Stability Control (DSC) including Dynamic Traction Control (DTC), Cornering Brake Control (CBC), electric parking brake with auto hold, side-impact protection, electronic vehicle immobilizer and crash sensors, Runflat Tyres with Tyre Pressure Indicator, ISOFIX child seat mounting and integrated emergency spare wheel under the load floor.

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New Mercedes-Benz E-Class, more Elegant.

March 17, 2021 / 0 Comments / 49 / Car News

Mercedes E- class, one of the models which perfectly sits between C-class and S-class. The E-Class being the most popular was first launched in 1995 and around 46,000 units were sold so far. The new E-Class debuts with comprehensive changes on exterior styling and design, significant interior updates along with the integration of the latest new-generation NTG 6 telematics, industry benchmark MBUX; making it more dynamic and intelligent than ever before. The E-Class boasts of the ‘most spacious’ rear cabin in the segment owing to its long wheelbase, and together with its dynamic driving elements and latest enhancements, make the saloon unmatched in its segment.

The car is available in 3 different variants which are  E 200, E 220 d, and E 350 d AMG, priced at  E 200 (Rs. 63.6 lakhs)  |

E 220d (Rs. 64.8 lakhs) | E 350 d AMG Line (Rs. 80.9 lakhs).

What’s different in this E-Class?

  • For the first time, Mercedes-Benz introduces an India-specific sporty AMG exterior line in the E-Class (E 350 d).
  • The new model features an-all new front fascia with new headlamps, a new grille design, new bumpers, new split tail lamps. E 350 d is extremely sporty with the new AMG Line, diamond grill, and AMG alloys E 350 d is extremely sporty the new AMG Line, diamond grill, and AMG alloys.
  • The intuitive, touch-sensitive controls of the Mercedes-Benz User Experience (MBUX) offer a host of features. The digital cockpit’s dual 12.3-inch displays include a central touchscreen. The E-Class is tech-laden featuring 2021 ‘Mercedes Me’ connect with Alexa, Google Home integration, and Parking location on the navigation system.
  • Competitive service packages start from Rs. 67,800 for 2 years | Standard warranty for the new E-Class is a segment-best 3 years

Want to know more?

Safety: Active Brake Assist, Active Hood for pedestrian protection, Emergency call with ‘Mercedes me’ connect, Pre-safe,  7 airbags including a knee airbag.

Colors to choose from:- The paint colors available for the E-Class are Polar White, Obsidian Black, High-Tech Silver, and Mojave Silver. Additionally, two more colors would be available for a limited time – Selenite Grey and Designo Hyacinth Red.

Technical Specifications:-

Specifications E 200 (Petrol) E 220 d (Diesel) E 350 d AMG Line (Diesel)
Cylinders/Arrangements 4/in-line 4/in-line 6/in-line
Total displacements (cc) 1991 1950 2925
Rated output in kW (hp) at rpm 145 (197)/5500-6100 143(194)/3800 210(286)/3400-4600
Rated torque in Nm at rpm 320/1650-4000 400/1600-2800 600/1200-3200
Transmission 9G-TRONIC 9G-TRONIC 9G-TRONIC
Acceleration (0-100) in s 7.6 7.6 6.1
Top speed 240 240 250

Exterior design:

  • Avantgarde Exterior Package
  • All new LED High Performance Headlamps
  • Newly designed rear with new split taillight design and fresh bumpers
  • Quarter glass inspired by the Mercedes-Maybach

 

Interior comfort and convenience:

  • Luxurious open-pore wood trims in front & rear | Artico leather dashboard
  • New capacitive touch controls on the steering wheel
  • Smartphone integration package
  • Best in class rear reclining seats with memory functions (37 degrees)
  • Chauffeur package
  • Rear removable touchpad for all convenience controls at the center armrest
  • Burmester surround sound system with 590W output
  • Panoramic sunroof
  • Wireless charger at the rear
  • Newly designed AC console with storage
  • Power close function for doors
  • Park Pilot (Active Park Assistance) with reverse camera

Additional key features of the range-topping E 350 d:

  • This is the first time a series E-Class features a sporty AMG Line exterior styling for India
  • Power domes on the bonnet | Redesigned headlamps and tail lamps
  • Diamond studded grill | AMG design bumpers in front and rear
  • Air Body Control suspension
  • Sporty side skirts and the beautiful 18” AMG alloys clearly highlight the new sporty avatar of the luxurious E350d AMG Line.
  • For the first time in the E-Class, a special beige-Tropez blue interior upholstery giving the car a distinguished elegant look
  • 360 degrees camera | Front seats with memory function | Wireless charging in front
  • Illuminated door seal panel

Martin Schwenk, Managing Director & CEO, Mercedes-Benz India and Santosh Iyer, Vice-President, Sales & Marketing, Mercedes-Benz India, launched the new E-Class at T&T Motors in New Delhi, today 16/03/2021.

 

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KIA EV6, new era of KIA in electrification

March 15, 2021 / 0 Comments / 50 / Car News

Korea’s one of the oldest automakers and the world’s 5th largest automobile manufacturer KIA has revealed new design philosophy and a new electric vehicle called EV6.

KIA likes to call the new design philosophy OPPOSITES UNITED which refers to contrasts between humanity and nature. Where new visual identity evoking positive forces and natural energy, and with contrasting combinations of sharp stylistic elements and sculptural shapes.

The new design philosophy OPPOSITES UNITED is based on five important pillars namely:-

  • Bold for nature: it is based on interaction with nature, informed by the details, shapes, and proportions found both in the natural and human worlds. This design pillar creates organic, yet technical structures and finishes for vehicle interiors; exterior designs are characterized by a combination of clear and simple lines with bold, ever-changing surfaces.
  • Joy for Reason:  focuses on the feel and ambiance of Kia’s future vehicles. Future designs will fuse the emotional with the rational, creating vehicles that influence the mood of passengers, by relaxing and inspiring. It will also influence the adoption of new organic materials and more daring colors, expressing a sense of youth and playfulness.
  • Power to Progress: builds on the brand’s current design strengths. By drawing on and developing the skills and expertise learned throughout Kia’s recent era of design-led transformation, the designs and layouts of the brand’s future products will continue to evolve. Future designs will draw on experience and creativity to invent and innovate new designs.
  • Technology for life: embraces new technologies and innovations to foster positive interactions between humans and machines. The brand’s future vehicles will adopt a next-generation in-car user experience (UX) through design and innovation and advancements in lighting, feel and in-car connectivity – to help customers engage with their cars.
  • Tension for Serenity: evokes the tension between opposing forces and creative contrasts and recognizes the design equilibrium that comes from two opposing forces. It delivers striking design concepts that use sharp, highly technical details to create surface tension – and realize a harmonized, future-oriented design vision.

 

Where electric vehicles are the future Kia is focusing on green energy too.  The car manufacturer has introduced a new design platform for electric vehicles also termed as Electric-Global Modular Platform (E-GMP), EV6 is Kia’s first dedicated BEV to be influenced by the new design philosophy. EV6 its first dedicated battery electric vehicle (BEV), ahead of the car’s world premiere in March.

 

EXTERIOR OF EV6:-

EV6 is a culmination of skills and expertise collected throughout Kia’s design-led transformation; investigating the future and beyond. The exterior design of EV6 is a powerful representation of ‘Power to Progress’.

At the front fascia, DRL is designed sleek, yet modern appearance. the car design is more inspired by the tiger, the front grill looks more inspired by the Tiger Nose Grille, the design of the lamps also includes a ‘sequential’ dynamic light pattern. Below this, a low air intake visually widens the front of the car, accentuating its high-tech image. As part of the optimization of airflow from the front, the air is channeled through and under the car’s flat floor for optimum aerodynamics.

contrasts with sharp lines and high-tech details to create a sense of tension in the design. A swept-back windshield provides dynamism and purpose, while bold rear haunches add volume. A character line runs along the bottom of the doors curving upwards towards the rear wheel arches, visually elongating the profile of the car. Designed in part to realize ultimate aerodynamic performance, the rear displays a sloping rear C-pillar with an integrated black glossy insert that visually widens the window glass. Above this sits a prominent roof spoiler that channels air downwards towards a raised lower spoiler which sits atop the car’s unique rear light cluster.EV6 is the result of a collaborative effort between all three studios in Kia’s global design network in Namyang (Korea), Frankfurt (Germany), and Irvine (California, US).

INTERIOR:-

according to the new design and new platform main aim for the company was to make optimum use of space and provide comfortable space.One of the most striking elements of the new interior is a seamless high-tech curved high-definition audio visual and navigation (AVN) screen. The simple form language of the wide curved screen and the slim dashboard gives the space an open feel. Extending from the steering wheel across to the center of the car, it displays an instrument cluster in front of the driver and infotainment and navigation above the center console. The width of the screen creates an immersive experience for the driver, while a minimal number of physical buttons offer an uncluttered and soothing driving experience.

Underneath the AVN screen, passengers control HVAC (heating, ventilation, and air conditioning) settings by using haptic ‘buttons’, while below this panel, the dashboard slopes away towards the front of the car, creating a sense of space and openness for the front-seat passengers.The seats are slim, lightweight and contemporary, and clad in modern, visually interesting, and robust fabrics created using recycled plastics, which create yet greater openness in the cabin.

EV6 will make its world premiere in March 2021, during a special online event.

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