May 14, 2022 10:43 am

Around the world: the latest from Mercedes-Benz and Renault


The star brand presented this vehicle with a mission: to be the most efficient Mercedes-Benz ever built. The result is this road-approved prototype that offers greater autonomy while requiring less energy, more luxury and comfort with less impact on nature, and more electric mobility with less waste. With the new ElectroDrive system developed by Mercedes, this EQXX has a maximum power of 150 kW (204 hp) and achieves an astonishing energy consumption of less than 10 kWh/100 km (more than 10 km per kWh). This allows it to offer more than 1000 km of autonomy with a single battery charge. ultra-compact car that equips it, developed from the experience of F1 cars. Thus, the battery pack of the Vision EQXX contains almost 100 kWh of energy, but has 50% less volume and is 30% lighter than the pack of the current Mercedes-Benz EQS. But efficiency is not just about technology, the designers achieved a body with a Cx coefficient of just 0.17 and the tires have minimal rolling resistance and optimized aerodynamic geometry, which is combined with the lightweight magnesium rims. to increase autonomy. The chassis was developed exclusively for electric vehicles. In addition, on the roof it has ultra-thin solar panels that feed the batteries to achieve up to 25 km of additional autonomy.

Renault Austral

Teaser of the brand new Renault Austral

The French brand showed a first image teaser of its imminent SUV, which it defines as “elegant and muscular”, and which marks a new step in the diamond offensive in the C-SUV segment, the medium sports utility vehicles. “The Renault Austral combines strong stylistic elements that give it a dynamic and elegant design.. Its quality is visible at first glance. We have reduced the distances between the horizontal surfaces of the bodywork and refined the vertical ones, which gave an immediate qualitative feeling,” says Gilles Vidal, Renault Design Director. This new SUV also promises the inclusion of a high level of technology, which can be seen on the outside in the headlights (the same as the electric Mégane E-Tech and rear lights, the latter with a C format and combined with the logo of the brand.

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