Canceled car shows aren’t a hindrance for the public to be informed about the news from the world of automobiles.
We have “browsed” on several sites of car producers, and we are bringing you a dose of the freshest vehicles, which would undoubtedly decorate the exhibition halls of the fall car shows.
The BMW 4 Series Convertible is to become a messenger of driving pleasure in an extremely exclusive form. The open four-seater has a new canvas folding roof, which is 40% lighter than the hardtop of their predecessor. It opens or closes in 18 s (up to 50 km/h). When closed, the luggage compartment has a volume of up to 385 l. The drive is provided by four- and six-cylinder engines with BMW TwinPower Turbo technology and mild-hybrid technology. The standard will be an 8-speed Steptronic transmission, for BMW M it is an 8-speed Steptronic Sport. The range will include various equipment elements, many assistance systems, and digital services.
Electric SUV from ŠKODA AUTO
At the beginning of next year, a fully electric new Škoda Enyaq iV will reach Slovak customers. This is the first serial model of the ŠKODA AUTO brand based on a modular car platform for electromobility (MEB), which will alternate two types of a drive (rear or 4×4), offer two capacities of rechargeable batteries and four power levels (132 kW/180 hp to 225 kW/306 hp). There will also be a limited edition of Founders Edition with 1895 pieces, commemorating the 125th anniversary of the brand. The maximum range should be up to 510 km (WLTP).
Model of 2021
Hyundai Kona enters the new edition year with a radical change of image and N Line equipment, which offers the most powerful version with a 1.6 T-GDI engine (145 kW/197 hp), a 7DCT dual-clutch transmission, and front or all-wheel drive. Next year the manufacturers will release the Kona Hybrid (1.6 GDI and electric motor 32 kW/44 hp) with a system maximum output of 104 kW (141 hp).
The Pinnacle of Luxury and Elegance
Future owners of the new flagship Mercedes-Benz S-Class will receive maximum comfort, cutting-edge technology, and elegance in the luxury class. This is to happen in Slovakia in the last month of this year. From the start, the S-Class will be available in the S 500 4Matic (320 kW/435 hp), S 350d (210 kW/286 hp), S 350d 4Matic (210 kW / 286 hp) and S 400d 4Matic (243 kW / 330 hp) versions, followed by the S 450 4Matic (270 kW / 367 hp). You can also order long versions with front airbags for rear passengers. Of course, this bundle of state-of-the-art technology can offer exceptional driving and safety parameters.
Compact Plug-in Hybrid
The Audi portfolio includes a new Audi A3 Sportback 40 TFSI e2 . It is a compact vehicle with a plug-in hybrid drive (1.4 TFSI – 110 kW / 150 hp; 250 Nm, electric motor – 80 kW / 109 hp; 330 Nm) with a system power of 150 kW (204 hp). Fuel consumption is 1.5 to 1.4 l / 100 km (NEFZ) (34 to 30 g CO2 / km). The 6-speed S tronic transmission brings torque to the front wheels. The capacity of the lithium-ion battery is 13.0 kWh – it is by 48% more than its predecessor, the range of pure electric drive is 78 km (NEFZ) or 67 km (WLTP), which is almost 20 km more than the before. The Audi A3 Sportback 40 TFSI e2 is coming to the market this fall.
Audi A3 Sportback 40 TFSIe2
Text: Peter Stano, photo: BMW, ŠKODA AUTO, Hyundai, Mercedes-Benz, Audi