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The highlights of the Volkswagen Group brands

From hybrid-driven sports cars to exclusive luxury cars: the Volkswagen Group brands had no fewer than ten world premieres on the agenda for the cancelled Geneva Motor Show. Of course, the new products will still reach the customers regardless. An overview of the highlights from Audi to Volkswagen which are now presented online by the brands.

The new A3 Sportback1 celebrates its world premiere at Audi. With the A3, Audi established the premium compact class segment in 1996. Now the successful model is coming onto the market in its fourth generation – sporty, digitalized and fully networked. Under the progressively designed body are many innovations from the luxury class, for example in infotainment, chassis and driver assistance systems. The efficient TDI and TFSI engines impress with powerful pulling power and cultivated running.

In addition to the A3 Sportback, Audi is presenting the drive concept for the e-tron S models2: As S-models, the Audi e-tron3 and the Audi e-tron Sportback4 will be even more agile and dynamic. Three electric motors, two of which are located on the rear axle, together deliver 370 kW of boost power and 973 Nm of torque. The two purely electrically driven prototypes thus accelerate to 100 km/h in 4.5 seconds each. The new Audi e-tron S models are the world’s first electric cars with three engines that will come off the assembly line in mass production.

Audi Videoconference

Future of coachbuilding: the new Bentley Mulliner Bacalar.

With the Bentley Mulliner Bacalar5 the luxury brand presents the future of bodywork – handmade by the oldest coachbuilder in the world. The two-seater is powered by a 659 hp (650 bhp) 6-litre engine. For the Bacalar, Bentley uses various sustainable materials, including British natural wool. The car is produced in a run of only 12 units at the world’s first CO2-neutral certified luxury car manufacturing plant in Crewe. Exclusivity is guaranteed as well as Grand Touring in a class of its own.

Bentley Videoconference

Distinctive design: the new CUPRA Formentor.

The CUPRA Formentor6 is not only a world debut – it is also the first car developed exclusively for the Spanish performance brand. The sporty CUV combines a striking design with strong performance and a high level of suitability for everyday use. When it comes to the drive system, customers have the choice: the Formentor will be available with a 228 kW (310 hp) TSI engine and as a 180 kW (245 hp) plug-in hybrid, among others. In the hybrid version, the car offers a purely electric range of around 50 kilometers.

SEAT & CUPRA Videoconference

Peak 911: the new Porsche 911 Turbo S.

Clearly 911, clearly turbo, clearly new – this is the motto for the next generation of the Porsche 911 Turbo S7. The latest top-of-the-range 911 delivers 478 kW (650 hp) and presents itself stronger, more dynamic and more comfortable than ever. At its heart is a new 3.8-litre boxer engine that delivers 51 kW (70 hp) more than its predecessor. The sprint from zero to 100 km/h is shortened to 2.7 seconds (minus 0.2 seconds). The 911 Turbo S is available from the start as a coupé7 and convertible8.

Porsche Videoconference

Generous space: the new ŠKODA OCTAVIA RS iV.

20-years after the first OCTAVIA RS, ŠKODA is opening the next chapter of a success story with the OCTAVIA RS iV9. Thanks to a plug-in hybrid drive and 180 kW (245 hp) combined system power, the OCTAVIA RS iV combines sportiness with sustainability and efficiency. Further plus points are the generous space available and the suitability for everyday use. Sporty details emphasize the dynamic design language.

ŠKODA Videoconference

Sporty icon: the new Volkswagen Golf GTI.

For 44 years now, Volkswagen has been reinventing the sporty Golf GTI10 icon again and again – now number eight is making its debut: redesigned and redeveloped, consistently digitalized and networked. The car is powered by a 180 kW (245 PS) 2.0-litre turbo direct injection engine. Maximum torque: 370 Nm. The four-cylinder is coupled to a manual 6-speed transmission as standard. A 7-speed dual-clutch gearbox (DSG) is optionally available. The Golf GTI celebrates its world premiere together with the Golf GTE11 and the Golf GTD12.

Powerful plug-in hybrid: the new Volkswagen Golf GTE.

With a system output of 180 kW (245 hp), the Golf GTE is now as powerful as the Golf GTI. The plug-in hybrid drive consists of a TSI four-cylinder power unit with 110 kW (150 hp), an 85 kW (115 hp) electric motor, a 6-speed DSG transmission and a new lithium-ion battery. Compared to its predecessor, the purely electric range is increased to around 60 kilometers.

Long-distance athlete: the new Volkswagen Golf GTD.

A 2.0-litre four-cylinder TDI engine with an output of 147 kW (200 hp) operates on board the long-distance Golf GTD sports car. The engine impresses with a maximum torque of 400 Nm. Like all the turbo diesels in the new Golf, the Golf GTD’s powertrain is coupled to two SCR catalytic converters connected in series. Thanks to this new Twindosing SCR system with double AdBlue injection, nitrogen oxide emissions are significantly reduced compared to the predecessor.

Souveräne Leistung: der neue Volkwagen Touareg R.

With the world premiere of the new Touareg R13, the Volkswagen brand’s top model is also equipped with a plug-in hybrid drive. The 340 kW (462 hp) Touareg R combines superior power and electrical efficiency. When the battery is sufficiently charged, the SUV always starts in electric “E-mode” and thus emission-free. The all-rounder can be driven at up to 140 km/h electrically – above this speed the V6 turbo petrol engine (TSI) is connected to the electric motor. The Touareg R will cover the distances of most commuters in pure electric mode.

1Audi A3 Sportback: Fuel consumption combined in l/100 km: 5.1 – 3.5; CO2-emissions combined in g/km: 116 – 92
2Audi e-tron S: Prototype
3Audi e-tron: Power consumption combined in kWh/100 km: 26.6 – 22.4 (WLTP); 24.3 – 21.0 (NEDC); CO2-emissions combined in g/km: 0
4Audi e-tron Sportback: Power consumption combined in kWh/100 km*: 26.3 – 21.6 (WLTP); 23.9 – 20.6 (NEDC); CO2-emissions combined in g/km*: 0
5Bentley Mulliner Bacalar: The vehicle is not yet offered for sale
6CUPRA Formentor: The vehicle is not yet offered for sale
7911 Turbo S Coupé: Fuel consumption combined 11.1 l/100 km; CO2-emissions combined 254 g/km
8911 Turbo S Cabriolet: Fuel consumption combined 11.3 l/100 km; CO2-emissions combined 257 g/km
9OCTAVIA RS iV: The vehicle is not yet offered for sale
10Golf GTI: The vehicle is a close-to-production study
11Golf GTE: The vehicle is a close-to-production study
12Golf GTD: The vehicle is a close-to-production study
13Touareg R: The vehicle is a close-to-production study

The consumption and CO2 emission values were determined according to the new WLTP measuring method. For the time being, the NEDC values derived from this must still be stated. These values are not comparable with the values determined according to the previous NEDC measurement procedure.

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