Wednesday, October 28, 2020

Aerodynamics in a Strong Body – Paul Wallace Drives the GLE Coupé

The car is the newest member of the Mercedes-Benz EQ Power family – one of the brand’s most powerful plug-in hybrids. Fulfilling the promise of its bold, aerodynamic appearance, the car offers a sporty driving experience – you will see once you activate EQ Boost.

But the beauty of a plug-in hybrid is you can also go for smooth sailing, reducing local emissions while relying mainly on the car’s battery with around 100 kilometres in pure electric range. Being a pedal-to-the-metal kind of guy, our host Paul made it an exciting challenge.

Model only available in selected markets.

GLE 350 de 4MATIC Coupé:
Kraftstoffverbrauch kombiniert: 1,3–1,1 l/100 km;
Stromverbrauch kombiniert: 28,7–24,9 kWh/100 km;
CO₂-Emissionen kombiniert: 34–29 g/km.*

Sunday, October 25, 2020

New Jaguar XF | Introducing the New Saloon and Sportbrake

All-new LED headlights, exquisite exterior detailing, active road noise cancellation for absolute tranquility, and an all-new interior featuring our next generation Pivi Pro infotainment. 

Beautifully crafted and designed for your world. This is the New XF and XF Sportbrake.

Thursday, October 22, 2020

Can A Dead Battery Ruin Your Car's Alternator?

What should you do if your car battery dies? Is it okay to jump the car and drive off, or is it better to use a battery charger, rather than relying on your alternator to charge the battery? This video will test various parameters of a car’s electric system to determine what effects will result from running with a dead battery, versus running with a charged battery. We’ll examine battery voltage (engine on and off), alternator voltage, alternator amps, and alternator temperature. Does a dead battery cause your alternator to overheat? We’ll find out in the video!

Note: If you’re stranded because of a dead battery, you should get your car jumped so you can get where you need to be. Obviously in emergency situations, do what’s safest for you, rather than what’s ideal for your car.

Monday, October 19, 2020

Myth or Fact? A Hybrid is too Complicated for Everyday Life

A hybrid is too complicated for everyday life. Matthias Klöpfer, responsible for the development of hybrid transmission software at Mercedes-Benz, demonstrates the opposite.

Friday, October 16, 2020

New Jaguar XF | Design Evolution

New and original, side by side. 

From the wealth of beautifully crafted exterior updates to an all-new interior, explore the New Jaguar XF and XF Sportbrake in unique detail.

Tuesday, October 13, 2020

Paul Wallace Test Drives the New GLE Coupé

Join Paul Wallace of Supercars of London in Andalusia as he test-drives the new Mercedes-Benz GLE Coupé that combines SUV and plug-in hybrid. Let’s put its electric range of 100 km to the test. 

With its reimagined rear end, the GLE Coupé always looks ready to pounce. It combines visual strength and elegance without compromising interior space or aerodynamics. Fulfilling the promise of its appearance, the car offers a sporty driving experience – you will see once EQ Boost is activated! 

And inside, the revolutionary infotainment system MBUX offers a number of helpful features. Combined with top-of-the-range safety and assistance systems, this turns every journey into a relaxing experience.

Saturday, October 10, 2020

Porsche Reinvents The Brake Rotor - No Rust, Low Dust, No Fade!

Porsche Surface Coated Brakes have a thin layer of tungsten carbide on the outside of the rotor. This tungsten carbide layer means no rust, significantly less brake dust, and they don't have brake fade typical of cast-iron brake rotors. 

The tungsten carbide layer is applied using high velocity oxygen fuel spray, and provides a rotor that lasts about 30% longer than traditional iron rotors. Better performance comes at a price, but they're about 1/3 the cost of carbon ceramic rotors. 

These PSCB rotors come standard on the Porsche Cayenne Turbo and Cayenne Coupe Turbo. Check out the video to learn all about Porsche's world-first brakes!

Wednesday, October 7, 2020

Compact Sports Car with a Character. The BMW 128ti.

The exceptionally sporty alternative of the BMW 1 Series is here and ready to conquer the streets. With its specially tuned M Sport suspension and Torsen limited-slip differential, the exclusively front-wheel-drive compact sports model has an unwavering focus on providing highly engaging driving pleasure. It’s 2.0-litre engine with BMW TwinPower Turbo technology develops 195 kW (265 hp). The eight-speed Steptronic Sport transmission is fitted as standard.

Exclusive distinguishing features on the inside and outside of the BMW 128ti give the car a distinctive appearance. Taking the M Sport model as a basis, it adds specific covers and trim mouldings, side skirt trim and a “ti” badge ahead of the rear wheels in a sporting red color.

The BMW 128ti breathes new life into a long tradition at BMW. Since the 1960s the “TI” (later “ti”) badge has stood for “Turismo Internazionale” and marks out particularly sporty models – from the iconic BMW 1800 TI and BMW 2002 TI to the BMW 323ti Compact and BMW 325ti Compact of the late 1990s.

Sports car with a character for your sporty ambitions.

Sunday, October 4, 2020

Myth or Fact? A Hybrid Uses More Fuel than a Non-Hybrid

A hybrid uses more fuel than a non-hybrid. This is one of many myths about electric mobility – but these are not always true.

Thursday, October 1, 2020

How Does Brake-By-Wire Work? Plus: Audi e-Tron Sportback Review!

Audi's e-Tron Sportback features brake-by-wire. What is brake-by-wire, and is it safe? In this video we'll look at the technology and engineering involved with brake-by-wire, talk about why it's done, what benefits it has, and what failsafes exists in case of emergency situations. Brake-by-wire ultimately uses electronic control of the disc brakes. But if things go wrong, there's still a way to stop the car. Check out the video to learn all about it!