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Electric car Volkswagen ID.3 opened to mark an important stage in the development

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Volkswagen id 3. Облик машины мы неплохо представляли по замаскированным образцам. Здесь отметим важную деталь: хэтчу ID.3 выпала честь первым примерить новую эмблему Фольксвагена, которая в очередной раз была изменена (смотрите наш «Бонус»).

Leonid Popov, 44 minutes ago. Photo: Volkswagen

The look of the car we were quite good at the disguised samples. Here we note an important detail: the hatch ID.3 had the honor to be the first to try new Volkswagen logo, which once again was changed (see our “Bonus”).

Volkswagen called the appearance of a hatchback ID.3 a new era for the brand. But electric cars in its range already was. But ID.3 the Germans considered particularly important. They even encrypted the message in the model name: three — the third largest machine in the history of Volkswagen after Beetle and Golf. Under the new era means not only the advanced design of the cars, but also the modernization of production, deriving energy from renewable sources: ID.3 — carbon neutral already at the start, considering the chain of suppliers of components and final Assembly.

The Germans have confirmed that the first batch of hatchbacks in particular welcome the publication ID.3 1ST at a price of about 40,000 euros (2.9 million rubles), but later there will be other versions. The price is the simplest configuration is below 30 000 euros (2.17 million).

Modular electric platform MEB allows you to vary the filling of the model ID.3, in particular, the capacity of the traction battery. The motor is on the rear axle. The warranty on the battery is eight years or 160 000 km.

Of battery options will be three: 45 kWh with a range of 330 km cycle WLTP, 58 kW•h power reserve 420 km and with a capacity of 77 kW•h, which provides 550 km on the WLTP standard. Compare these numbers to the capacity of the battery e-Golf: 24,2/35,8 kWh, before and after the upgrade, which ran only 231 km WLTP even with the older of the two batteries.

The minimalism is supported by concise design in the interior. Click “tactile” buttons are kept to a minimum (it is Windows and “emergency signal”), other — touch (including on the steering spokes). The Central touch screen has ten inches diagonally. Yes voice control and compatibility with smartphones by App module Connect.

Version ID.3 1ST is built on the basis of modification with secondary batteries (58 kWh). The manufacturer has indicated the return of the motor of this modification: 150 kW (204 HP) and 310 N•m, and gave a maximum speed of 160 km/h In “vehicle” welcome series ID.3 1ST includes free electricity for a year (or up to 2000 kWh), which can be obtained on the number of charging stations in Europe, particularly in network Ionity. From stabilometry charging column, the vehicle can obtain 290 km course in 30 minutes.

The hatchback has quite a low coefficient of air resistance 0,267, and the weight of the car is 1719 kg Length of the electric vehicle is equal 4261 mm wheelbase 2765 mm. Width and height of the model — 1809 1552 mm. and the volume of the boot (in five-seat layout) — 385 L.

Welcome series ID.3 1ST, as it turned out, not the same equipment: it has three configurations. Basic means navigation, digital radio DAB+, heated steering wheel and seats, front armrest, charging cable Mode 2 and alloy wheels of 18 inches. Next is the version ID.3 1ST Plus, which added a rear view camera, advanced Keyless entry Kessy Advanced, adaptive cruise control, other design seats, matrix led headlights with beam switch on the testimony of front-facing camera, matrix lights, exterior Style package with silver-tone accents, two USB-C port on the centre console, ambient interior lighting, tinted Windows and wheels at 19 inches.

Version ID.3 1ST Max, in addition to the above, can also boast of a head-up display with augmented reality, audio Beats, sliding panoramic roof, a withholding system in the lane, 20-inch wheels and several other additional elements.

The wheelbase of the ID.3 is quite large for this size of machine, it is one of the factors contributing to the spacious interior. For comparison, the “seventh” Golf base 2626-2630 mm (slightly varies depending on the version) when the length of the body 4263-4276 mm.

Hatchback ID.3 will fall on the conveyor plant in Zwickau at the end of 2019, while deliveries to customers will start in early 2020. He paved the way to a whole family of Volkswagens ID. In particular, in 2020 will be the serial crossover ID. Crozz, 2021-m — large SUV ID. Roomzzin 2022-m — sedan I. D. Vizzion and van I. D. Buzz. In addition, on the same platform as the MEB will create models of other brands of the Volkswagen group. And MEB will buy for their projects foreign firms. Assembling cars on the “cart” MEB mastered not only several factories of Volkswagen in Germany (Zwickau is only the first), but also enterprises in China (Shanghai) and the USA (Chattanooga).

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The Volkswagen company since the founding in 1937, is changing its brand name for the ninth time. Remains unchanged relative position of the letters V and W, but the framing line thickness and color were changed repeatedly. Almost all emblems are round, although once the outer frame was square.

When you create a new logo design, the authors sought to convey the principles of brand “digital first” and “no filter”, that is, the digitalization in every sense and no frills. Also for the first time in the digital media brand name will get the equivalent of sound (sound logo), although the firm did not specify is a special sound or say the name.

The new logo is intended to reflect the transformation of AVTOVAZ into a New Volkswagen: the company that sees the future “electric fully powered and carbon-neutral”. The icon is reduced to a two-dimensional graphics, “intuitive and modern” (by the way, first the lower edge of the letter W do not touch the circle). Its simplicity — the key to universal use in a variety of cases, from the machines (some such logo will be glowing) to documents, digital graphics, and the like.

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The next Honda Jazz hybrid will be only in Europe

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Honda jazz. Шеф британского офиса Хонды Дейв Ходжеттс сообщил Automotive News, что новый хэтч «сильно отличается» от нынешнего: «Jazz получит элементы дизайна от электрокара Honda e, так как компания попытается привлечь к автомобилю более молодую аудиторию».

Konstantin Bolotov, 3 hours ago. Photo: Stefan Baldauf/SB-Medien Honda

The chief of the British office of Honda Dave Hodgetts told Automotive News that the new hatch is “very different” from the present: “the Jazz will receive design elements from the Honda electric vehicle e, as the company tries to attract to the car a young audience”.

To electrify all models for the European market by 2025, Honda pursues a strategy of Electric Vision. About the stages of the Japanese are told in the framework of the Frankfurt auto show. The first step was the launch of a hybrid version CR-V, the second serial electric car Honda e, and the third will be made at the Tokyo exhibition, which opens to the public on October 24. There debut hatchback Jazz/Fit fourth generation. The expected expansion of the engine range will not happen. On the contrary, the installation of hybrid i-MMD will be in Europe uncontested.

In Germany, the Jazz now have two petrol atmosfernika: 1.3 (102 HP, 123 N•m) and 1.5 (130 HP, 155 N•m), with a six-speed “mechanics” and CVT. Price range — from 17 to 20 290 690 euros. According to JATO Dynamics, European sales in the first half of the year fell by 20% (to 17 140 pieces).

There is no doubt that with the hybrid system “in the” Jazz is significantly more expensive. New design models, no matter how spectacular he may be, is unlikely to compensate for the price jump. Moreover, in 2020, the arena will be fourth Toyota Yaris, whose predecessor has a hybrid version, which accounts for almost half of sales. But way back at Honda no, because without total electrification it will not meet the regulations on emissions of CO2.

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718 coupe Porsche Cayman GT4 RS will get a “robot” PDK

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Porsche cayman,Porsche cayman gt4,Porsche cayman gt4 rs. Одно из внешних изменений на прототипе: жабры на месте заднего бокового окна. Вероятно, поставляющие больше воздуха в мотор. Смотрятся кустарно, но в серии могут быть оформлены аккуратнее.

Leonid Popov, 1 hour ago. Photo: Stefan Baldauf/SB-Medien

One of the external changes on the prototype: the gills on the rear side Windows. Likely supplying more air into the motor. Look homemade, but in a series may be issued accurately.

In the line of Caymans now with a quick option — 718 Porsche Cayman GT4 (6 897 000). It is equipped with the atmospheric “six” 4.0 (420 HP, 420 N•m) and six-speed “mechanics” (without alternatives), gaining a hundred in 4.4 seconds and develops 304 km/h. the Car is dangerously close to the senior rank of “nine hundred eleventh” as in price and ability. For example, 718 Cayman GT4 is the Northern loop in 7:30 (by the way, two seconds faster than the Porsche 911 GT2 997 sample 2007). While the modern coupé 911 Carrera S 992 are achievable as of 7:25. And soon the gap may disappear: on the tests seen model Cayman GT4 RS.

New, raised higher, the wing — perhaps the primary external acquisition of Cayman GT4 RS. Linings conceal the support that should eventually look more elegant. Like the racing models 718 Cayman GT4 Clubsport.

The most intriguing point in this story: will give the company “erase” “robot” instead of “mechanics” to “just” GT4. All models of the brand with the letters RS to maximize the focus on the track and here really good results can only be obtained for two pedal drive versions. Of course, the addition of the letters RS will result in a further reconfiguration of the chassis, and probably some force of the engine.

The NACA air inlets on the hood is another noticeable difference of the prototype, now driving along the Northern loop, from the usual Cayman GT4.

There are, of course, the chance that the company will create a crash and lightweight variation of the Caiman again with the “mechanics” (for such it is possible to return to everyday life almost forgotten the name of the Cayman R), but observers in the North loop of the claim that discussing the prototype while switching sounds exactly like a machine with a rapid-fire “robot”. We will add that in the range of Caiman (and also related to the Boxster) is expected to have a version of Touring with the same “six” 4.0, as in GT4, just derated.

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Hypercar SCG 007 turned out with a hint of sixties

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Leonid Popov, 59 minutes ago. Illustrations and photos: Scuderia Cameron Glickenhaus

The authors of the models confirmed that will produce a race of “zero-zero-seven” for their own factory team and sales to other private teams, and even produced a limited edition road versions of this hypercar.

It took half a century since then, as Ford GT40 last time won in the overall classification “24 hours of Le Mans”. Since then, American automakers didn’t succeed (though there is a subtlety: the winner of 1969, a variant of the MkI was designed and built in Britain). To return to those glorious days going company Scuderia Cameron Glickenhaus, prepared for the new regulations of Le Mans and the WEC championship hypercar SCG 007. The Americans were posted only a teaser, and now released a full image of the car.

Founder and CEO at SCG James Glikenhaus never revealed the secret, what does the rear of the machine in the style of the concepts , the Alfa Romeo BATand the rims, typical of sports cars of this brand. We wouldn’t be surprised official cooperation with alpha.

SCG 007 coupe will perform in the new class Hypercars, which will replace LMP1 that will into effect starting with the 2020/2021 season WEC. Developers told that the motion of SCG 007 should bring the V6 3.0 engine with two turbochargers. Its origin is not defined. The company had previously mentioned and front electric motors. Regulations Hypercars allows the machine to be a hybrid with electric motors at the front, complementing the engine behind the cockpit.

That renders the company able to turn into a real car show model SCG 003 (its the racing version of the c 2015 participates in the VLN series and nürburgring 24 hour race) or submitted a month ago buggy SCG Boot.

Model SCG 007 turns and modern, and at the same time with references to racing masterpieces of the 1960s. for Example, in front of the SCG 007 is something of a Ferrari 330P4.

In the new top class of Le Mans formed a motley company. In addition to SCG 007, there will be fighting hypercar Aston Martin Valkyrie and Toyota GR Super Sport. In addition, there will be the famous Swiss “stable” Rebellion Racing (LMP1 in she has sportprototip Rebellion R13, built by the French firm Oreca, theoretically it can be recycled under the new rules). More on his part said the German-Austrian team ByKolles Racing, cooking something on the basis of a prototype ENSO CLM. In addition, the interest in the new class said the companies Lamborghini and Koenigsegg.

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