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Decisive Aerodynamics Smooth the Way for the Audi E-Tron Prototype

The better an electric car’s aerodynamics, the further it travels, which is why the Audi e-tron prototype has already recorded more than 1,000 hours on the test rig in the Ingolstadt-based Audi Wind Tunnel Centre. In what is notable as the world’s quietest vehicle wind tunnel, Audi engineers have been harnessing the 186mph wind speed capability of its 2.6-megawatt fan ...

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Self-Driving Car That Can ‘See’ Around Corners

Jaguar Land Rover is leading a £4.7 million (approximately R79 million) project to develop self-driving cars that can ‘see’ at blind junctions and through obstacles. Britain’s biggest carmaker is leading a project called AutopleX to combine connected, automated and live mapping tech so more information is provided earlier to the self-driving car. This enables automated cars to communicate with all ...

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MINI at Auto China Beijing 2018

Asian premiere of the new MINI 3 door, MINI 5 door and MINI Convertible – the traditional British brand presents its portfolio of models for premium mobility at the international motor show in the Chinese capital. A unique combination of driving fun, premium quality and individual style, characterise the models with which MINI continues to increase its popularity on the ...

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JAGUAR E-PACE, Only Car in its Class with Wearable Activity Key

The Jaguar E-PACE, a five-seat compact SUV that packs the design and performance of a Jaguar sports car into a spacious, practical and connected all-wheel-drive vehicle, is now in sub-Saharan Africa, reports FEMI OWOEYE Newest member of Jaguar’s SUV family following the F-PACE performance SUV and I-PACE Concept all-electric SUV, Jaguar E-PACE takes design inspiration from the F-TYPE sports car. ...

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Rolls-Royce 103EX Continues To Set Agenda For The Future Of Luxury Mobility Two Years After

Two years ago in 2016, Rolls-Royce rewrote the rulebook for the future of true luxury mobility by presenting the Rolls-Royce VISION NEXT 100 – code-named 103EX – a radical vision of effortless, autonomous, connected, spacious and beautiful luxury mobility, as personal as each individual customer. “When we revealed 103EX to the world in 2016, Rolls-Royce set the agenda for the future ...

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New BMW M2 Coupe Edition Black Shadow

With worldwide sales of more than 12,000 units, the BMW M2 was the most successful model from the BMW M GmbH in 2017 – Huge popularity prompts the development of an edition model once more underscoring the compact high-performance sports car’s dynamics. Racing technology and an expressive, high performance-oriented design help the BMW M2 (combined fuel consumption: 8.5 l/100 km; combined CO2 ...

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The New Toyota Yaris: Bigger …and What Else?

In a world where we are encouraged to up-size our ‘fast-food’ meals, adopt smartphones with tablet-rivalling screens and consume a multitude of media on cinema-sized televisions – the underlying trend seems to be; ‘bigger is better’. In this spirit the new Yaris has also grown in stature and is poised to offer even more than before. Dimensionally the new Yaris ...

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Review: New Fiat 500 Mirror Family

The new Fiat 500 Mirror family offers all the advantages of connected and safe driving thanks to the fitment of UconnectTM LINK technology which is Apple CarPlay-ready and compatible with Android AutoTM as standard. Orders for the new Fiat 500 Mirror and 500L Mirror are now open, with orders for the 500X Mirror set to join them in February. Available ...

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Unmasked: The New Mercedes-Benz G-Class

Every G-Class has to conquer the Schöckl. Mercedes-Benz uses the 1,445 meter high local mountain near the Austrian city of Graz as a test track. The 5.6 km route includes gradients of up to 60 percent and lateral inclinations of up to 40 percent. During the development stage, a “G” has to endure over 2,000 strenuous kilometers on this very ...

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